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ABBEVILLE PRESS AND"B^^ER|
BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1885. NO. 46. VOLUME XXIX 18
Itest and Lore.
Tho glooming comes, the twilight blessed
It drifts upon the ceilur boughs
Liko du?ky snowfalls from the skies;
It closes on my aching eyes,
I.ito cooling hands on feverish brows,
And I may rest.
fhcy only know how good is rest,
vYiio long with toil have been oppressed.
So enmo thv lovo, my fair homo dove,
Whose fond arms fold me closo and soft;
So on my desolate life it fell,
A soothing, sanctifying spell;
It came so late though wiihod so oft,
My own true love.
' He who would know how sweet is lovo,
Long years alone must rove.
?J. H. Reagan.
DARK DAYS
HUGH CONWAY,
Author of " Called Back."
rf^tt i r?rrr?n vttt tttp t 4 ct ttaht? !
LllAi'lijU li.'VOi. HV'I U.
They wero sitting in the courtyard,
my mother and my wife. They looked
the embodiment of serene happiness.
Their large fans?the use of the fan
came like an inspiration to I'hilippa,
my mother acquired it after much
practice?were languidly waving to
and fro. Philippa's rounded arm was
outstrectched; her fair left hand was in
the clear water which fell from the
fountain and lilled a white marble basin
in which the gold carp darted about |
in erratic tacks. She was moving her
fingers gently backward and forward,
startling the timid fish, and half smiling
at their terror. It seemed to me,
that my mother was remonstrating at
the uproar she was creating in the
brilliant, coted republic.
That picture is still in my mind.
That picture! I can sit now in my
chair, lay down my pen, and call up
every picture of that time. Nothing,
save the grief, has ever, or ever will,
fade from my memory.
It was well for both of us that I had
fought, out the battle with myself in
solitude, where no eyo could see me
where I could see no one. Even as it 1
was, knowing what a change my news
must work, I paused, and a ghost of
the day's temptation rose before me. :
But it rose too late. The die was cast.
Philippa had seen me and my mother's i
eyes followed hers. I braced myself i
-1 i. i. 1 + K nfl 1
up, anu went lowurn mem hiwi
J'aunty a manner as I could assume,
dy mother began a mock triade on <
my shameful desertion of Philippa and 1
herself. Her words carried no mean- i
ing to my ears. My eyes met those of j
my wife.
, With her I made no attempt at con- 1
cealment. "Where was the good? The '
worst, the very worst, had come. My :
eyes must have told her the truth.
} I saw her sweet face catch fire with ;
alarm. I saw- her lips quiver. I saw ]
the look of anguuh llash in'ojiju^'es- j
?-^eH-?fiew tbrrt HWB irelpless.
} She rose. I made some conventional :
excuse and went to my room. In a 1
moment Philippa was at my side.
| "Basil, husband, love," she whispered,
"it has come!"
I I laid my head on the table and
sobbed aloud. Philippa's arms were
wreathed around my neck. "Dearest,
I knew it must come. I have known
it ever so long. Basil, do not weep.
Once more, I tell you I am not worth
Buch love as yours."
f I covered her dear face with kisses.
I strained her to my heart. I lavished
words of love upon her. She smiled
faintly, then sighed hopelessly?a sigh
which almost broko my heart.
I "Tell me all, my love," she said
calmly. "Let me know the very worst." *
I could not speak; for the life of mo
the words would not come. With
trembling bands I drew out tho newspaper,
and pointed at tho fatal lines.
She read them with a calm which almost
alarmed me.
} "I knew it must b?," was all she
said.
t I threw myself on my knees before
her. I embraced her I was half distraught.
Save for my wild ejaculations
of undying love, there was silence
for many minutes between us.
j Presently, with great force, she
raised my head and looked at mo with
her sweet and sorrowful eyes.
I "Basil, my dearest, you havo been
wrong. The right is right, the wrong !
is wrong. See what you havo done!
Had you not striven to savo me,
only I should have had to answer for
this. Now it is you and I, and perhaps
a third?an innocent, stainless life,
that will ba wrecked."
I "Spare me! Spare me!" I said.
"As you love me, spare me!"
I Sho kissed me. "Daarest, forgive
me. I should not blame you. Only 1
am to blame." Then, with a sudden
change in her voice. "When do we
start for England, lJasil" \
Although I expected this question, |
I trembled and shuddered as I heard 11
it Too well I knew what England ' 1
meant. It meant Philippa's standing i
in open court, in a prisoner's dock tlio j t
center of a gaping crowd, self-accused j I
of the murder of her husband! And as I i <
pictured this, once more, and for the i
last time, the temptation shook me. . 1
I spoke, but I averted my eyes from <
hers. I could not meet them. My I i
voice was husky and strange; it sound- i i
ed like the voice of another man. A J;
port of undercurrent of thought ran i I
through me, that if i'liilippa would <
but sbare it, I could bear any burden, 1
any dishonor. i
"Listen!" I said, in quick accents.
"Wearcfar away; safe. We love each
other. We can be happy. Let the >
man take his chance. What does anv
thing matter, so long as we love and , i
" are"together?"
I I felt that her eyes were seeking !
mine. I felt a change in the clasp of '
hp.r hand. I knew that she was nobler I
and better than I.
".Basil," she said, softly, and speak- i
ing like one in a dream, "it was not my j
husband, not the man I love, who said
that. I forgive you for the sake of all
you have done, or tried to do, for me.
Tell me now,, when do Ave start for
England?"
Her words brought back my senses.
Never in the wildest height of my passion
had I loved Piiilippa as I loved
her at that moment. I besought her
pardon. She gave it, and once more >
repeated her question.
"With ihe calm of settled despair I
consulted the railway-guide and found
that if we left Seville to-morrow
morning by the fir^t train, we might,
by travelling day anil night, early on !
the morning of the twentieth reach 1
the town in which the trial was to be j
held. I made the result of my researches
known to my wife; and upon my j
assuring her that we should have time j
to spare, she left all the arrangement
cf the journey to me.
After this, another painful question
arose. Was my mother to be told? j
Philippa, who may, perhaps, ill her j
secret heart have craveu for a woman's i
cnrvriopf orw] ccnmn ?Vi t? in ll l.r !1 ntVOllfh - I
o..FFw.v '* "I I ]
ing trial, at first insisted that my ;
mother should be taken into our conli- j
dence?a confidence which, al s! in a
few days'time would be gossip to the
world. I besought her to waive the
point, to spare :ny mother's feelings
until the very lust moment. We could
not take her with us on our hurriocl i
journey. "We were young; sho was ;
old. The fatigue, combined with the I
grief, would be more than her frame:
could endure. I could not bear to j
think of her waiting lonely in Seville j'
for the bad news which she knew nri^t |
come in a day or two fr-m Kn; Ian !. j
Let us say nothing respecting the j
wretched errand on which we are i
bound. Let us depart in secret, and f
leave some plausible explanation be- j
hind us.
To my relief, Philippa at last consented
to this. Then, after a long, [
tearful embrace, wo steeled ourselves |
to join my mother at the evening
meal, and to bear ourselves so that
she should suspect nothing of the tempest
within our hearts. We did not
very long subject ourselves to this
strain upon our nerves. It seemed to
me now that every moment spent1
otherwise than alone with my wife
was a precious treasure wasted, a loss I
which I should forever regret. So
very early we pleaded fatigue, and retired
to our rest. Such rest!
Fhilippa bade my mother good-night
with an embrace so long and passionate
that I feared it would awaken alarm, |
especially when it was succeeded by mv ;
own veiled, but scarcely less emotional j
adieu. For who could say that w? i
should ever meet again? I do not be- J
lieve it struck Philippa that in accom-1
panving her I was running the slight-1
est risk. Had she thought so, she;
would have insisted upon going alone. I
But I knew that the part I had played
in that night's work would probably
bringasivere punishment upon my
UVkU ill'd I. U Il.lt will L call? 1UI lliiU .
Silently and sadly in the retirement!
of our room wo made our preparations J
for the journey, which began with the j
morn. There was no need to cumber
ourselves with mucli luggage. We
should rest in no bed until the trial
was over. What resting-place might
then be Pr.ilippas, heaven only knew!
So our packing was soon completed.
Then I wrote a letter, to lie given to
or found by my mother in the morning.
I told her that an important
matter took me post-haste to England;
4.1 l m.:ir. i .1 ?.1 1 . I
LUilL. JL Milll UC'lfl IllUU'U cU aCCOlllpany
me; that I would write as soon
as wo reached London. I gave no
further explanation. I hoped she
would attribute my sudden (light to
the erratic nature which she often
averred I poses?ed.
After all, the deception mattered
little. In a week's time nothing
would matter. Grief, overwhelming
grief, would be my portion; a portion
which, by her affection for me and for
Philippa, my poor mother would be
forced to snare.
All being now ready for our start,
we strove to win some hours of sleep.
Our efforts were mocked to scum.
Through that, the hist night we might
spend alone together, I believe neither
my wife nor myself closed an eyelid. ,
Let me draw a veil over my wild dis- j
tress and Philippa's calm acquiescence \
in her fate. Some grief is too sacred j
to describe. j
Morning! Bright, broad, clear, cool, |
Ddorous morning! Our sleeplessness i
had at least spared us the anguish of
awaking, and, while for a moment j
glorying in the beauty of the world, |
to remember what this morning meant {
--- n:..:? 1
LU US. VllYlll^ t"3 <iuijuu iiun; j
to reach the railway-station, we crept ?
from our room, and, with eyes full of i
blinding tears, crossed the pleasant [
patio. I paused in the center, anil j
plucking a lovely spray from the great j
grange tree, kissed it and gave it to my j
wife. Willroutr a word she placed i"t
In the bosom of her dress. As- -Sh.e
drew her mautle aside to do 30, for the
first time I noticed that she wore the
very dress which clad her on that fatal
night. Although it was utterly unsuited
to the almost tropical heat
through "which we should have to travel,
I dared not remonstrate with her. ]
Now, of all times, her slightest wish
should be my law.
Xoislesslv I undid the massive stud
ded wooden gate, which at night-time 1
closed the entrance to the jwito. Unseen,
we stepped into the shady, narrow
street. Our luggage was light.
I could carry it with ease to the station,
which was not a great distance off.
"We were there only too soon. 1
We had to wait some time ere tho 1
train, which following the example ot '
the true Spaniard, declines on any con- 1
sideration to 1)3 hurried, made its ap- 1
pearance. We took our seats in si- 1
lence. At last the dignified train con- 1
descended to move onward. We sat 1
side by side, and gazed in the direction '
of the beautiful city from which we
wore flying; gazed until we saw the 1
very last of it, until even the great
towering Giralda was lost to view. 1
Then and only then, I think we fully 1
realized to wnai enci we w ere speeding. |
The next three days and nights seem '
now little more to me than a whirling |!
dream. On and on we went to work j
out our fate; over the sumo ground ' i
which I had traversed, with scarcely ,
less agitated feelings, some months ago.
I ground my teeth when I thought !
how little my strenuous and seemingly \
successful efforts had availed. Now,
not from any omission of precaution; ,
not because the law compelled; not by
the exercise of force; but simply on account
of the great dictum of right and
wrong, we were, of our own accord,
retracing our steps to face tho d;mger 1
from which wo had lied. Oh, bitter
irony of destiny!
What was money to me? Nothing
but so much dross! It could do one!
-hing, only one, that gold which I :
ayished so freely on that journey. It i
:ou;d assure that Pliilippa and I might i
xavel alone. It could give us privacy
'or the time that journey lasted, that
iVas all!
Yet although alone, we spoke but
ittlo. Our thoughts were not such as
;au be expressed by words. Her hand j
in mine, her head on my shoulder? |
sleeping when we could sleep, waking I
md looking into each other's faces ?
knowing that every mile of sunny or
Jtarlit country over which wo passed
brought us nearer to the end. Ah! I
understood then how it is that lovers
who are menaced by some great sorrow
can kill themselves, and die smiling in |
each other's arms! We might have |
been travelling through the fairest j
scenery in the world, or through the
most arid desert. I scarcely troubled
to glance out of the carriage window.
The world for me was inside.
It was after we left Paris?Paris,
which to-day seemed all but within
a stone's-throw of London?that I
aroused myself, and braced my energies
to discuss finally with Philippa
T tK..t i
Will JMUI1 y>L tULlWU. A IVIU HHIW |
my right course would be to go straight j
to some solicitor, tell the tale, and ask |
him to put masters in train. But I |
could not bring myself to do this.
Our secret was as yet our own. Moreover,
through the misery of those
hours one ray of hope had broken unon
me. If Philippa could be brought j
to yield to my guidance, to follow my j
instructions, it was not beyond the \
bounds of possibility that we might be ;
taved, and saved with clean hands.
"Dearest," I whispered, "to-night.
we shall be in London."
Ilor fingers tightened on mine.
'And at Town ham V" she said. "We j
shall be in time?"
"In amp'e time. But, Philippa, lis- |
ten"
"Basil, as you lovo me, not one word j
to tempt, to dissuade me!"
Not one; but listen. Sweetest, if
you will be guided by me, even now
all may go wel. This man"
"The poor man who is standing in
my place V"
"Yes; listen. Heaven forbid that I
clinnlil tomnt. vim fliinlr* Vir? i< nr !
doubt, a man of a lowly station in life,
l'hilippa, 1 am rich, very ri< h."
"I do not understand you," she said,
pressing her hand to her brow.
"Mon> will compensate for any
tiling. Let him stand his trial. lie is
innocent. IE there is justice in the
land, lie may, he must be found not!
guilty." I
"Hut the a^ony of mind he must I
pass through!"
"For that I will pay him over and
over again, lie may may be but it
boor, to whom a thousand pounds
would be inexaustablo wealth, lint,
whatever his station, the compensation
sent to him by an unknown hand shall
make him bless the day which laid him
under tho false accusation. Kellect,
look at the matter in every light. 1
I
swear to you that in my opinion we
may, with a clear conscience, await
the result of the trial."
She sighed, but made no answer.
Her silence was a joy to me. It told
me that my specious argument carried
weight. I took her hands and kissed
them. I told her again and again that
I loved her: that my life as well as
hers depended on her yielding.
It was long before she yielded. The
thought of a fellow creature lying in
prison, perhaps for months, and to-inorrow
to stand in shame before his
judges, on account of a deed which she
herself had done, was anguish to her
noble nature. Then, growing desperate
at seeing tho only plank which
could save us from the wreck spurned
for the snake of what, in my present
mood, T was able to be too finely
strained a scruple, I used my last and,
as I rightly judged, my most powerful
argument. I told her that it would be
not only she who would suffer for that
unconscious act, but that I, her luisbrnd,
must pay the penalty due from
an accessory after the crime.
Heaven forgive me for the anguish
my words caused that loving hear!!
Philippa, on whom the intelligence of
my danger fell like a thunder-bolt sank
back in her seat, pale anil trembling.
J la 1 I over doubted that my wilos
heart-whole love was my own, that look
would have dispelled the doubt.
f?he prayed and besought me to leave
her at the next station; to let lier finish
the journey and make her avowal
alone. My reply was short but sufficiently
long to put all hops of my consenting
to such a course out of her
head. Then, for my sake, she yeilded.
"On one condition?one only," she said.
"Bo guided by me in this. In all
else you shall do as you like."
"I must be in tho court, Basil. 1
must hear the trial. If the worst happen,
there must not be the delay of a
moment; then and there I must proclaim
the truth."
"You shall be at hand?closo at
hand. I will be present."
"Xo! I must be there. I must hear
and see all. If the man is found guilty,
I must, before his horrible sentence 1
is pronounced, stand up and declare !
his innocence." i
"All that could be done afterward."
"Xo! it must be done then. Basil, 1
fancy?put yourself in his place! Xo'.h- 1
ing could atone for his anguish at
hearing himself condemned to death ]
for a crime he knows nothing of. I i
must be there. Promise me I shall be
Lhere, and for your sake I will do as J
jrou wish." 1
It was the best concession I could (
?et. I promised. I concealed the fact 1
:hat if, when sentence wa3 pronounced
i woman rose in the bo ly or the court, !
ind asserted the prisoner's innocence ,
md her own guilt, the probabilities i
ivero sue wouiu ne summarily ejected. 1
rhis made no difference. Let Philippa
)e silent; let the man be found not
juilty, and the next train could bear
is back to Seville.
Yes, even now there was hope! ^
[TO BECONIIliUBD'.]"
A BOLD TRAIN BOBBER.
He Assaults the Two Occupants of
a Baggage Car.
rben Empties the Safe, Leaps Off
and Disappears.
Tlio LouisviUo express train, on tho Louisrillo,
Now Albany and Chicago railroad, due
at Chicago at * o'clock a. m., stopped
for water at Harrodsburg, Ind., at 11:16
j'clock p. m. "While there a tramp must
javo eutered the train, as it had scarcely
;ot in motion when tho baggage
man, Tctcr Webber, and the express inessen"
;er, George K. Davis, wero attacked by a
man, who compelled Webber to open tho
safe, when tho robber rifled it of its contents
Die story is best told by Webber, who gives
LUU lOIIOn jUJJ UCCUUIlk <Jl HIO tUUUClj .
When the train stopped at Harrodsburg ho
and Davis were asleep upon their train
chests. Both doors of tho car were open,
and they had no suspieian of anything wrong.
Just aftjr the train got into motion Webber
was awakened by a violent blow on tho hea l.
The force was such as tu nearly stun him,
but, staggering to his feet, ho siw
a tall, muscular man, struggling with
Davis. The messenger was bespattered with
blood, which was gu-hi:ig from a wound in
his head, and h,> also had evidently been
struck with a club while asleep. The bSud- t
goon with which this had been done, a largo j 1
hickory sti- k, lay on the flour covered with I j
blood and hair. " Webber was too badly hurt
to tako a part in the fray, anl fell to (
tho tloor. The robber was a largo ,
man, badly dressed, and had a bristling, ;
light mustache, lie seeinc 1 to be about thirfcy-livo
years of age This liiu h Webber
noticed "as the two men struggle 1 in each .
other's embrace. It was but f n-an instant, j
Davis tnanagiug to loosen his right arm drew J
his revolver, hut before lie could fire the man '
wrenched the weapon from his grasp, and j
leveling it like lightning pulle I the trigger. J
The ball struck the messenger in the head and .
he fell dying to tho lloor. With the weapon 1
in his hand the murderer ordered Webber to '
get up an open tho safe. The baggage mas- 1
ter endeavored to obey, but could not unfasten
the locks. As he worked with thorn
- - i -i .~.?i <
110 KMC 1110 muzzle OI uio |ji3l >j
against bis hoail, and tlio rubber coolly told
him he would lire if he failed. In desperation j
Webber stepped over the body of Davis and
took his bunch of keys from his pocket, i
With some dilliculty ho found tho ones 1
that fitted the locks, and in an instant the i
safe was open. Keeping Webber constantly I
covered with tho revolver the robber deliber- ]
atoly wont through the safe, taking out tho
money packages and putting tlum in his ]
pocket, lie seemed to know exactly where
they were and made no mistakes. Tho papers 1
of no value ho threw away at once. ]
Tho rilling of the safe occupied but a mo- \
meat or two, and this done, bo turned to ]
Webber and leveled the weapon at bis head.
"Are you going to kill mo."' the victim gasped.
"Yes, by , I am," replied tho robber, liring
almost as he spoke. Tho ball went crash- ,
ing into Webbers head, and he fell to tho ]
floor. Ilo was not, however, at onco de- i
prived of consciousness, and managed to '
? > -r.? i.? r?n
rise to uis Knees, .-v sewiiu unci nu ivu
and snatched the bell rope. This effort exhausted
liini, anil iie dropped to the floor
a^ain. The robber calmly picked up his club
and while the train wa> slowing and just before
it stopped, got oil". This was, in substance,
Webber's story, told with the greatest
difficulty. Ho said that lie would bo able to
recognize the robber anywhere. The amount
stolen is not known.
Davis lived at Ixniisvillo, was 22 years old,
and unmarried. "Webber lives at New Albany,
is 28 years old, married, and has several children.
HEWSY GLEANIN33.
There are 1,500,000 acres of swamps in
North Carolina.
The English language is taught in 50,00(1
schools in Japan.
Ax Alabama factory makes kindling out ol
cotton seed hulls.
There have been nine wars in Europe
within the lust thirty years.
Tnu total cost of the rescue of Lieutenant
Greely and party was
The population of Atlanta, Gn., is increas.
ing at Mie rate of nearly 5,0j0 a year.
Making envelopes out of straw paper is a
new and flourishing industry in Ireland.
A deposit of zinc ore thirty feet thick and
two miles long has been found in .Marion county
Arkansas.
English lovers of cats are introducing a
new variety from Russia. Thov are of a
rich mouse color.
Tiik lumber cut in Maine tho prist season
was l#5,(MX),u;iO feet, or abjut 10,uui),0j0 less
than that of 16"5'4.
Ix Virginia peanuts are now ground into
what proves a very lair fl<xir for making piocriut
and other light pastries.
lii.KCTiiiKiRD bulter will soon bo in the
market. A French patent lias been obtained
for a process of butler-making by electricity.
The San Juan district of Colorado is rapidly
devo! oping iuto a gold-producing country
und is good lor J of the yellow
me.'ai tliis year.
What is said to be tho largest diamond in
tho world is about to bo cut lu Amslcrdum.
It was recently found in South Africa and
weighs 470 carats.
Mr. Lykexs, of Mines, a smalltown near
Altoona, 1'onu., issaid to bo lather of iiva
boys, three of whom camu into the world
fully equipped with teeth.
A lo.\g-ma!II!U> elephant, larger and moro
perfect than *uny specimen hither go secured,
is boin? extracted from tin ice at tho
(uoulii of tho Lena lJelta, Siberia.
There are now eight vegetarian restaurants
in London, feeding from SOU to J,5Utf
(KM'sons daily. The average cost of dinner
m one of the most frequented is seven and
one-half pence.
/
M . .: i&i. m iHitilMM "
NEWS SUMMARY j
Fnnfrni Rnd middle Ktateii
Captain John O'Brien, who commanded
the steamer City of Mexico oil her last trip
to New Grenada, on which she carried arms
for the Colombian insurgents, was arraigned
before United Statos Commissioner Shields
in New York for violation of the neutrality
laws.
New Jersey's "arbor day" was celebrated
all over tho State by the planting of trees.
Isaac W. England, for the past seventeen
years business manager of the New York
Sun, died the other afternoon at his homo in
Ridgewood, N. J., aged fifty threo years.
General Grant was feeling somewhat
worse on tho 25th. It was practically settled
that if well enough in July lio would occupy
Mr. Joseph W. Drexel's cottago at Mt. McGregor,
near Saratoga, N. Y. On the ?<>tti
the general was feeling better again?better
than ho had felt in weeks, ho said.
President Costello has Issued a circular
from the miners' general oflico in Pittsburg,
IVnn., declaring that owing to unfavorable
reports received tho long strike in the milrea
l districts was at an end.
An epidemic of typhoid and malarial fever
has carried o.T many people at Plymouth,
Penn., and caused a practical suspension of 1
business. 1
Reports from tho Delaware peach district
predict an unusually large crop.
The value of tho shipbuilding industry of .
X . r,,.. isvl ,v>m.-.1,..,1 it! ft X) IMV'I
iiii^uiuu mi ... Jt ju.tvuv.. i |
Nine firemen were buried under the ruins i
of a fallen wall at n firo in Pittsburg, Penii. |
OneAvas taken out dead, two fatally and tho <
Mliers inoro or less seriously injured.
Yi\'E Russian ships were in the port of New
York the other day, waiting to se? whether
it was safo to take out cargoes
Govehnoii Abbett lias signed the hill
passed by tho New Jersey legislature making <
it unlawiul to kill song or other birds for tho
purposo of using their skins for decorative r
purposes. ?]
A fire at Railway,N. J., destroyed a largo 5
carriago factory and tho Gordon Opera ]
house. The llamos spread so quickly that aid
was telegraphed for to NewarK, Jersey City
and Elizabeth. '
About I'OO dogs *of high and low degree. I
and almost every breed known in the canino
world, took part in the annual prize competi- j
tion at the Madison Siiuaro Garden, rsew
York. ?
Much rlamage was done in portions of New c
York and Pennsylvania by a heavy storm of I
wind and rain, followed by 11co.Is. In some c
places snow fell. t
South and West. 1
E. C. fliBHARD was hanged at Trinidad,
Col., in the presence of a largo crowd, for the ]
murder of William Knowles in 1SS3, and (
at Union, S. C., Hanip Nethers (colored) sufrered
a similar fate for tho murder of another
colored man. ?
Joseph Eaton, a Clinton county (Nov.) I
lesperado, shot and killed Marshal Clay (
Jeans, and-was in turn similarly served by
Sheriff Newland.
Ex-Govkrnoii XV. D. Br.oxAM, of Texas, *
lias declined the Bolivian mission, and has so
notified Secretary Bayard. s
The recent fire at Vicksburg, Miss., proved v
no re fatal than was first reported. After %
several days' search in tho ruins thirty-two
jodies wore recovered, including tho corpses c
)f five firemen, and it was feared the list i
ivould bo increased. j
A new government inuian scuuui auu i.um |
ire to be located at Grand Junction, Col.
Eleven miners in Colorado wore overwhelmed
weeks ago in their cabin by a snow- a
slide and suirocated. The other day their s
xxlies were recovered. c
A complimentary dinner was given to ex* ^
Senator Pendleton,' the newly-appointod
lTnited States minister to Germany. Speeches
were jnade'by George William Curtis, who c
JPOSided, Senator William M. Evarts, Carl r
Schurz and others. j.
One-half the cotton crop in the Arkansas ?
.alley has been destroyed by freshets.
ADOLrn Hess, living near Concordia, Ohio, a
tilled his wife and child with an ax and then
langed himself. Ho had bean addicted to o
lrink. c
Smoke from a fire in the Lindell hotel at j
5t. Louis, largely occupied by women and
children, created a panic, but all the guests 1
eached the outside in safety. Three fireman I
vere injured. The damage, mostly done by i
vater, reached $100,000. g
Three prisoners at Winton, N.C., set fire
:o tho jail as a method of escaping; but tho
lames got beyond their control, and they
.vere all burned to death. f
Forest fires haxe consumed woods and r
ences in five mountain counties of Virginia, t
ausing the heaviest loss experienced in
nany years. ^
Delegations from every ' board of trade I
n tho country were present nt tho formal
ipenlng of tho new Exchange building in j
Chicago. The new edifice is one of the largest
and handsomest of its kind in tho world, 0
ind covers a space of 173 by 1G0 feet. From 1
.ho ground to tho top of tho main flagstaff on e
,he tower is 300 feet. .
Washing-ton. [
The President lias appointed Honry P. .
Ivernoclmn, of Louisiana, to 1h> naval officer
it New Orleans, and Cornelius S. Schonck, t
:>f Oregon, to bo appraiser of merchandise in t
llio district of Willamette, Ore. Charles
Tanney lias been appointed postmnstor at
Damden, N. J. ' '
Postmasteii-G ener al Vu.as the other day
appointed sixty fourth-class postmasters. s
Judge Andrew Wyme, of tno supremo c
district court, has resigned. j
The President and postmaster-general have
lecido l in the case of General William Ward,
Tostuiastar at Newark, N. J., that there is n
lot enough in tho charges made against him I
if having usod hisolliep for political purposes ^
;o warrant his removal, and ho will therefore
,>e permitted to remain until his term exlires.
v
Foreman* Wilt.iam Dickson hns been ac- J
(uitti'd of the charge of attempting to c >r upt
the jury in the recent star route trial,
md lias brought a libel suit for &' ),() JO against
x-Attorney-! leneral Brewster.
In answer to tho question whether Gcnoral j
[/iwton's disabilities were removed by
President Johnson's pardon, prior to
.ho passing of tho foiirtoanlh ain-nduenfe
to tin Constitution, Attorney 1
icnoral (Jarlanl lias given his opinion in h
favor of Mr. Lawton, holding that he is qua!- .
ified to hold a civil office under the govern- .
ment. General Lawton had been appointed
minister to Russia, but declined the mission *
ivlien the question of liis eligibility came up (
The President has niado tho following g
further appointments: Charles L. Scott, of ,
Alabama, to bo minister resilient aim consul- i
general of the United States to Venezuela ; |
warren Green, of Kentucky, consul general i
it Kanagawa, Japan; John 15. Bacon, of
South Carolina, charge d'affaires to Paraguay !
md Uruguay. To bo consuls?Berthold
L4roeuebaum. of California, at Apia; Albert
Noering, of New York, at Bremen; Joseph
B. Hughes, of Ohio, at Birmingham, England;
John H. Putnam, of Ohio, Honolulu:
Victor A. Sartori, of Pennsylvania, at Logliorn;
Robert 15. Withers, of Virginia, at
Hong Kong; John S. Williams, of Indiana,
to to third auditor of tho treasury department.
A Washi.vgton* dispatch saj-3 'that "in
view of tho excellent records of tho following
consuls, tho President has decided that thoy
should bo retained: W. P. Griunell, at Brailford,
England: Lyeli T. Adams, at Genova;
Samuel \\r. Dabney, at Fayal.
The number of ordinary stamps required
by tho postoflico department for tho next
fiscal year is 1,45-,:;1 *>,of newspaper and
periodical stamps, 2, i*i'viS.r>; of postage dua
stamps, 12,'.?4'.i,:370; and of special delivery
stamps, 5,UOO,OOU.
Foreign.
General Middletox's force of Canadian
military had a pitched battle with Kiol's
rebels fifteen miles south of Batocho, Hani- i
toba. The fli*st reports received stated that
tho houses of the enemy had been shelled and i
many rel>ols driven from them to rofugo into
the ravine. Tho Indian allies of Kiel fought
vigorously in Indian fashion. Tho wholo
number in tho ravino was estimated at IMO. ;
The military lust about thirty in killed and
wounded.
France's declaration that tho Egyptian
government must make reparation for tho
suppression of a French newspaper at Cairo,
or she would suspend diplomatic relations,
created a commotion in England, whoro it
...no Vi..,nrn mid itmsm. w?ro actimr
together. Ixird Granville tclegraphod to Sir
Evolyn Baring, diplomatic agent of Great
Britain at Cairo, to support is ubar Pasha to
tlio utmost extremity in his refusal to mako
apologies or reparation for tho suppression
the Uusphorc Egyptian.
The Abbo Gannahtit was oxocutad by guillotine
in Paris for the murder last fall of i
IIinc. Ballerich. j
Much exeitomont was created in English :
diplomatic circles by a rumored Russian dofeu
t in an engagment with the Afghans. '1 he
Russian force of 1,700 moil woro reported 1
nearly all killed. 1
At tho end of a long speech made by Mr.
Gladstone in the British house of commons,
and regarded as one of tho English premier's
greatest o!Forts, the entire credit of
$ )."?.00 y)00 for war purposes asko 1 for was |
grant"U. Tho general opinion upon Air.
Gladstone's speech was that war was inevitable.
The Prince and Princess of Wales wore received
at Omagh and Carrickforgu*, Ireland,
with demonstrations of welcome by tlio loyalists.
At the former place a counter demonstration
bv tho nationalists was broken
up by tho police.
The Russians have made another advanco,
occupying Meruehak, twenty miles south of
l'enjdoh.
Tiie Belgium chamber of deputies, by a
unanimous vote, adopted tho bill authorizing
King Leopold to accept tin titlo of sovereign
of the Congo free state.
The Prince and .Princess of Wales have
returned to London from their visit to Iro
land.
A leadi.vg Pari; paper say* tin llo^thur,'.
Eijuiiticn ulFair has boon settled through tlio
intermediary o:lico:s of England upon tlio following
bases: Egypt npologixo; to M. Tallandier.
tho Kronen charge d'aflfaii<>;; tlio
ofliceof theE(i':ijiliiui will be reopened
and tho journal allowed to reappear
forthwith; and Franco abandons herdemaud
for tho recall of the officials who forcibly entered
the newspaper office, in view of Egypt's
apology.
Russian sailors have begun to receive tho
pay allowed in time of war.
It is reported that at a council in St.
Petersburg, presided over by tho czar, conciliatory
measures toward England, proposed
by the Russian foreign minister, were rejected.
A Panama, correspondent says that 'Jof
what was onco tho flourishing city of Aspinwall
but few houses remain standing. Everywhere
are the blackened walls of ruins and
cellars filled with charred debris. Hundreds
of persons perished in tho fire, and tho bodies
of men, women and children aro still found
among the ruins."
Tub Arctic steamer Alert was returned to
Great Britain by tho American government
at Halifax, N. S., in presence of many noted
personages. Tho Alert was a British vessel
presented to tho American government for
use iti tho search for tho G reefy party.
Advices fromSuakim state that tho Arabs
have again bocomo troublesomo to tho
British, firing ovory night upon their forts
and making constant attempts to destroy the
railroad which is in courso of construction to
Berber.
Official dispatches from India confirmed
tho report of tho recent defeat of the Russians
in a second ongagoment with tho Afghans
on tho frontior.
A St. Petersburg dispatch stato3 that
tho czar sent an ultimatum to Great Britain
demanding that tho latter accept Russia's
proposed boundary lino between Turkestan
and Afghanistan. If Great Britain refused
ro accept uns iioiiiiuary xiussin wouia proceed
to occupy Herat.
umfim
George w. Slosson won the first prizo of
>1,000 in tho final ga:no of tho billiard tour,
lament at New York, his opponent boing
(aeob Sc-haefer, who took second prizo of
>000. Sexton won tho third prize, $100, anj
Jaly tho fourth,
Two prominent .Japanese polico officials
lave l)03n inspecting tho New York city
jolice methods.
The Russian war ship Strclok arrived at
sew York from Norfolk, Va, a few days
iince, and was viewed by crowds with much
uriosity. At Norfolk sho had been watched
>y the English cruisor Garnet, and in tho
ivent of war it was expected a fight between
ho two vessols just outsido of American
vaters would follow.
A small sloop went nshoro near Oldfleld
Light, on tho Long Island shore, off Conneciicut,
and threo men wero drowned.
Thirteen canal boats on the Hudson wero
mnk during the recent severe storm.
> Mlle. Alice Lafavre, a member of a
:ircas company, while performing on the
rapeze at Tronton, N. J., fell thirty-five feeti
jreaking her nose and threo of her ribs.
For tho first time since his sickness took a
orious turn, General Grant on tho 30th
vorked at his history of tho war, employing
i stenographer and dictating clearly and sucinctly
for an hour. An examination of
lis throat revealed that the soreness and
rritation about the roof of the mouth had
ntirely disappeared, and there only remained
>f tho alleged cancer a small cankorous spot
if" the root of tho tongue and on the right
ide. Colonel Fred. Grant said that both he
ind tho rest of the family were now confident
hat tho goneral would recover.
A man* having the appearance of a tramp
interod the express car of a night train when
lear Harrodsburg, IntL, and having shot and
irobably fatally wounded the baggago masor
and the express messenger, rifled the safe
ind escaped.
Anthony M. Keiley, of Virginia, has been
ppointed by the President tho envoy extrairdinary
and minister plenipotentiary to
Austria-Hungary. Mr. Keiley had previousy
been appointed minister to Italy, but as
lis appointment was objectionable to the
talian government, owing to a hostile
peech which he made in Richmond yean
go, his nomination was withdrawn.
Secretary Whitney has received notice
rom Admiral Jouett that Aizpuru, the
aIyaI lao/lrtit of Pnnomn hn/1 Qitrron<]or<v1 nml
hat the Colombian troops occupied tho city.
Ul was quiot ami business 'everywhere had
ieen resumed. This ended tho revolution.
A Washington dispatch of tho 1st states
hat "Senators and members now in the city
,ro seriously considering tho necessity of
laving an extra session of Congress in tho
vent of war between England and Russia
11 order to repeal tho registration
aws respecting shipping vessel?. It is
icliovcd that permission for foreign vessels
o sail under tho American [flag would give
lie United States control of tho carrying
rade of tho world. Western and Southern
tiembers are heartily in favor of the movonent."
Seven more of tho English transatlantic
teamships plying between Now York and
Jreat Britain have been chartered by the
British government for war purposes.
General Komauoff, Russian commander
t tho battle near Penjdeh, has replied to Sir
'etor Lunisd?n,tho British commissioner on
ho Afghan boundary question, denying the
a 4.1?orrn:~
urrutlllfbs UJ. tiiuiatoui ? utxuuuuui. aiuui5 I
rliich led up to tlio Russian attack on tho
\f chans.
THE WAE IN_MANITOBA.
Piglitins: That Rcsnlteil In Sovore
lomcv t<> i lie Dominion Troops.
Tho following details of tho battlo betweon j
Jenoral Middleton's force and the rebel army
i Manitoba have b;cn received from Willi )eg:
When the troops left Clark's Cross
ng on Thursday, there were few in tho
irtny who cxpected tho fight would occur.
3eneral Middieton, however, warned tho
icouts to keep a sharp lookout, and the advance
was inado with great caution. Tho
roops camped for the night thirty miles
vest of Clark's Crossing. A good
light's rest was obtained, and tho forward
narch was commenced at seven o'clock on
,he following morning. Tho scouts wero
.veil in advance. Before proceeding five
niles two of the scouts came galloping back
uul reported to General Middieton that the
rebels were intrenched in tho bluffs a mile in
idvance of the column. The line of march
was along a trail which winds among tho
bluffs, and afforded a magnificent intrenched
position to tho rebels. Tho trail at this
point crosses Fish creok, which is swampy on
jither side, so that tin troops had to wade
meo deep in water. Middloton at once arranged
his column and gave tho order to advance.
As they approached, the rebels, from thoir
imbush in tho timber on tho bluffs, openod
[Ire, and poured a deadly volley into our
troops. Ten of our men, principally scouts,
toppled from their horses and at least
fifteen horses rolled over dead. Tho genjral
ordered a return flro, which was
obeyed, but little effect was taken on the
rebels. Our scouts then manoeuvred around
to a position where stood two haystacks and
% couple of log houses. The general then
ordered Captain Wise, his aid, to bring forward
an advance guard of the Ninetieth,
under Captain Clark.
All this timo the rebels, who were standing
in their rifio pits or hidden behind trees,
wero pouring their deadly bullets thick and
fast upon our troops, who appeared perfectly
helpless and unablo to dislodge the insurants
from their position, chosen with so
much foresight. Two guns of A battery then
came up at a gallop under command of Captain
Peters, tho guns being supported by the
garrison division under Captain Peters and
Lioutenant ltivors. After firing a couple of |
shrapnels at tho half breeds the latter rotirecl
into tho ravine.
Our men were finally beaten back nnd retreated
from tho knoll, leaving tho rebols in
possession of it. Seeing matters wero growing
serious and that defeat stared him in the
face, General Middleton sent a courier in
mad haste to tho river to summon tho left column
on the op|K>sitesido to his assistance. Procautions
had been taken to bring a scow up tho
river to enable tho troops to cross in the
event of a battlo. Lord Molgund was in command
of tho left column, and when ho hoard
liring on tlio opposite side about nine in tho :
morning, tho timo at which tho battlo commenced,
bo ordered his column to advance
tjuickly and be at tho rivor banks ready to
cross. In obcdionco to General Middle ton's
order a scow was at onco got in readiness.
No. 2 company of tho Tenth, under Captain
Mason and Lieutenants Irving and Hay, then
crossed. Lord Melgunu anl Captain
Young crossed with them,
and after a march of about three-quarters of i
a mile from the river's bank, came up with !
tho right column who wero engaged with tho I
enemy. Tho latter wero then under cover of !
a deep ravino. Meanwhile A battery (regit- j
lars) and a company of tho Ninetieth under
Captain Forrest, dashed across tho opening
and gained the top of tho ravine. Tho rear
troop? woro then worked forward and tho
artillery constantly shiftol for an advantageous
position for shelling the rebels who
wero still in tho rifle pits ami old houses.
Heavy losses occurred among our troops,
but the los3 to tho insurgents was small.
After several hours' fighting tho goneral,
finding it impossible to dislodge tho rebels,
ordered a withdrawal, mid tho army finally
fell back on the camping ground of tho previous
night.
Tho loss of tho Canadian troops was about
tight killed and lilty wounded. Of tho latter
a number wero expected to die. As far
as could bo seen tho enemy left no dead on
the field, though twenty-nvo of them wero
shot and a dozen captured. The rebols seem
to bo composed of about an equal nutnl>er of
half-breeds and Indians, in all not more than
two hundred, and aro supposed to bo undor
the command of Gabriel Dumont.
! i Russian mm.
The Czar's Troops Take Another
Step Forward in Afghanistan.
Proposals for Conciliatory Measures
Toward England Kejected
A dbpatch to tho Brussels lndepcndance
Beige from St. Potersburg says a council hold
at that place, at which the czar presided, rejected
proposals made by M. de Giers, the
Russian foreign minister, to adopt conciliatory
measures toward England. Tho roply
of the Russian government to Earl Granville
firmly maintains the tenor of the former dispatchos.
From St. Potersburg comes a dispatch,
Btating that Russia has ordored tho mobiliza"
tion of her southern army. It is estimated
that 300,000 troops will bo available in forty
days.
A London dispatch says: "Tho cabinet
council this afternoon lasto:l two and a half
nours. ucuuieu reports ot tue suite 01 iuo
military! and naval war preparations were
mado by Lord'Hartington, socretary of war,
and tho Earl of Northbrook, first lord of the
admiralty. A dispatch was received from
Sir Edward Thornton, British minister at
St. Petersburg, stating that he was unaware
of any fresh engagement between tho Russians
and Afghans, as reported.
"News comes, however, that the Russians
have occupied Maruchuk, twenty miles south
of Penjdeh, on tho Murghab river. Tho
ameer, whilo careless about Penjdeh, attached
great importance to Maruchuk.
"The mtnisters looked both tiro.l and flustered
as they emerged from the council chamber
and went to the house of commons. Some
of the older members of the cabinet are apparently
breaking down under their load of responsibility.
It is now almost openly avowed
that thoy aro manoeuvring for delay, and it is
certain that they are anxious to shuffle oil
their final decision as to peace or war until
after the arrival of Sir Peter Lumsdon's messenger,
Mr. Condie Stephen. It seems safe to
say that the present condition of suspense is so
intolerable that tho government would hail a
declaration of war by Russia with a certain
sense of relief. The challenge would, of course,
be accepted; tho war would bo fought, and
whichever way it terminated tho government
would be justified. If England conquered, all
past blunders would bo not only condoned, but
forgotten. If Russia won, the wisdom of the
government's present efforts to avoid war
would be vindicated. But the responsibility
of the ministers is fearfully augmented by
the knowledge that if war is to be declared it
must be declared by them. It is idle to suppose
that Russia will declare war while she is
marching successfully along her chosen line
of expansion without any such declaration,
and while the only effect of declaring war
would be to authorize her enemy to strike
wherever it was most convenient.
"Russia is willinz enough to fight, and is
fighting; but she will notdoclare war. and it
is becoming generally belioved that she will
not agree to arbitration. It has boon persistently
rumored for some days that England
has proposed to submit the quarrel to a
tringle arbitrator, leaving itussia to cnoose
between Emperor William and President
Cleveland, and that Russia hns rejected the
proposition- A variation of the rumor
is that Russia has intimated that
the only plan of arbitration
she would consider would bo to mako the five
great Continental powers the arbitrators.
This means Germany, Austria, France, Spain
and Italy, and in such a court England's
friends would bo in the minority of two to
three, if not one to four. The belief that
arbitration has at least been proposed by
England is strengthened by Mr. Gladstone's
language in the house of commons last
evening when he spoke of tho heavy responsibility
of tho government to use ovei7
means consistent with honor to avoid war.
"There has been a noticeable shifting of
party lines upon tho question of peace or war
within the past few days. Until now the attitude
of each party could be defined in a
single word, thus: Tory, war; radical, peace:
whig, apathy. Now a considerable section of
the tory party is becoming converted to the
radical doctrine of awaiting Russia at tho
frontier of India and letting the
Afghans do their own fighting.
Another influence, although perhaps
not a very potent one, is being exercised in
favor of peace. The nnnual meetings of religious
socioties from all parts of tho kingdom
have begun at London, and will continue
for some weeks. They are all passing
motions denouncing war, but expressing confidence
in Mr. Gladstono, tho idol of the Dissentera
"Immense quantities of coal are being
Bhippod to Cape Town, South Africa, for the
use of British armed cruisers and men-of-war.
in the event of the Suez canal being blocked
on an outbreak of war between England and
Russia."
The National Zeitunij of Berlin says that
Gormany romains neutral in tho present
crisis in the rolations of England aud Russia.
No request has been received for mediation.
GENERAL GRANT,
Celebrating the Anniversary o! Ilia
Sixty-third Birthday.
vinwpiM. ranis an 1 congratulatory telo
grams almost innumerable from every part
of tlio United State3 camo pouring in oil day
long on General Grant oa tho 27th, which was
the anniversary of his sixty-third birthday.
His neighbors hung out flags an 1 draped
their windows with bunting in honor
of tho event. Tho general was feeling well,
and took a short drive ami walk, tie also
prepared the following message for publication
:
"To tho various army posts, societies, cities,
public schools, Stat w, corporations, and individuals,
North and South, who have been so
kind as to seul ma congratulations of my
sixty-third birthday, I wish to offer my grateful
acknowledgments. Tho dispatches have
been so numerous and so touching in tone
that it would have been impossible to answor
them if I had been In perfect health.
"(J. S. Grant."
At the celebration of the Confederate
Memorial day in Atlanta, Ga., the following
language of an oration by Colonel C. C.
Jones was unanimously adopted:
" Remembering him now as the generous
victor, who, at the ever-memorable meeting
at Appomattox, to our immortal Lee and to
tho glorious 8,000 veterans, the surviving
heroes of the army of Northern Virginia, on
the 9th day of April, 1865, conceded liberal
and magnanimous terms of surrender, do we,
standing by tho graves of our Confederate
dead, and mindful of the memories which the
observance of this occasion is designed to
perpetuate, respectfully tender to General
Grant our sincere and profound sympathy iu
this, the season of his direful extremity."
musical" and dramatic,
Madame Marie Oeistinger has been
singing in St Petersburg.
f Charles H- Hoyt's "Tin Soldier.'' recent
ly prouuwju ui .ouai/ju, nua jjiuuuuuucu u.
great hit.
Patti haa appeared forty times during the
present season, receiving $4,000 for each appearance.
Herr Schott .has abandoned the idea of
giving another soason of German opera in
New York.
"Baldassaiie," a new opera,by Senor Viilate,
bas been produced at the loatro Keale,
Madrid, with a perfect success
Augustin Dat.y has secured A. "W. Pinero's
farco-comedy "The Magistrate" (done
at tho Court theatre, London) for America.
Mine. Fl'rscii-Madi, the loading vocalist
of tho Thomas Concert company, receives
$20,000 from Mr. Thomas for forty appearances.
Charles Kelly, the English actor who
died tho other day, was one of tho liusband3
ofl Ellen Terry. Mr. Kelly bad not lived
with Miss Terry for several years.
"Le Chevalier Jean," tho now opera by
Victorin Joncieres, just produced at tho
Opera Comiquo, is spoken of in Le ilencstra
as decidedly tho best work its composer ha
yet written.
During the International exhibition at
Antwerp, two oratorios, one by Franz Liszt,
the other by Anton Kubinstein, will, it is
said, bo performed, each under the direction
of tho composer himself.
Anton Rcbenstein bas been in Holland
during tho last month on a concert tour. He
has finished a now oratorio, which is to be
brought out under his own conductorship at
Antwerp during the exhibition.
Bignor MozzuCATO.in tho article on Verdi
states that tho barrel-organ, as ground in his
native village near Buseto, in tho Grand
Duchy of l'anna, by itinerant musicians, was
the first to awaken his musical susceptibilities.
Miss Bella Cusrmax Eaton*, of Boston,
a grandnioco of Charlotte Cushman, aims to
follow in tho footsteps of that famous actress.
Sho bas ulreaay received many commeudations
of her talent in reading before the literati
of Beacon Hill.
wilftelm Keller, while playing in Schiller's
'"Bride of ilessinu," at tJchwerin, in
Germany, lntoly, fell down dead at tho head
of Don Emanuel's bier. The audienco thought
it was a lino portrayal of ^rief, and appluuded
till the truth was known.
Judic, the French star who will visit
America next autumn, is said by a correspondent
to be "nearly forty years old, with
a vigorous form almost Lor.loring on tho
heavy. Sho has a purely oval face and a
mouth that, effectually displays twp rows of
pure white teeth."
A Glen's Falls, N. Y., man has invented
a musical instrument, tho sound being caused
by water dropping into a tubo of thin, resonant
metal, lie got tho idea by hearing raindrops
patter on a tin roof. Its ton-s will bo
as loud as those of a music box. The inventor
will exhibit it throughout the country.
During last year no fewer than thirtyeight
now oporas by native composers were
brought out in Italy, provided a revised version
of Verdi's "Don Carlos'' can bo called a
new opera. Among the names of the composers
who are responsible for those works
ouly one or two are kuown outaide of Italy.
PEACE AT PANAMA.
The Rebel Aizpuru Surrenders to
the Colombian Troops,
American Officers and the Consular
Corps Settle all Difficulties,
A spocial dispatch from Panama says tha^
" peaco at last dawn3 on tho Isthmus. Government
troops from Cnuea, 800 strong, under
command of General Reyos, arrived here
yesterday. A conference was held to-day
between General Aizpuru, tho rebel leader,
Admiral Jouett and General Reyes, of
tho Colombian troops, at Commander
McCalla's headquarters. General Reyes
demandod that General Aizpuru should
surrender unconditionally. Commander McCnlla
declared that ho would occupy tho city
again if the latter attempted to light in tho
streets, and furthermore stated that he hud
made preparations for moving his forces
against the rebel leader. At this Aizpuru
became frightened, as he did not daro
to meet the Colombian troops outside on tho
savannah. Ho finally consented to surrender
if granted a pardon for political offences.
These terms were accepted by the Colombian
authorities."
Another dispatch says: Tho expedition of
Colombian national troops which has arrived
in Panama bay consists of 8o0 men, under
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Itoyes as military chief. Tho expedition
has been sent to restore order
in tho state of Panama. It will
then go on to tho relief of General Santo Domingo
Vila at Cartagena. A note signed by
Colonel Mcntoya and Colonel Reyes, tho
chiefs of the expedition, was sent to tho dean
of the consular corps, in which it was sot
forth that tho object of the expedition was to
maintain ordor and give guarantee for tho
safety of life and property and free transit
on tho Isthmus.
At a meeting of tho consuls yesterday afternoon
with lieneral Aizpuru, tho latter said
that while he did not ontiroly accept the titles
conferred npon Colonel Montoya land
Colonel Royos, he was willing to disband his
forces, deliver up their arms, and retire to
private lifo upon these conditions:
First?He would resign to any ono who
could constitutionally claim power.
Second?Pardon for political offoncos as
such, but prosecution and punishment of all
offenders against the common law in Panama,
Colon, and olsewhoro on the Isthmus. I
These briefly constituted the terms upon
which General Aizpnru desired to surrender.
The commissioners carried these terms
to the national commander, who refused to
listen to any terms.
The final meeting of tho consular corps, in
conjunction with Admiral Jouett, Commander
McCalla, and the contending powers, took
place this afternoon, and the best possible
solution of tho present political difficulties
was arranged. Aizpuru surrenders unconditionally,
and together with his follower
will rotiro from the city. According
to the treaty agreed upon, which is
to bo signed to-morrow, tho city, with
all the revolutionary armament, will be delivered
over to tho goveramant troops, under
command of Colonel Reyes, as soan as they
enter tho city. Colonel Montoya will then
assimc the civil and military governorshio
of Panama until the reorganization
of tfie stata government. Alt political
offendors will roceive full pardon excepting
those implicated in tho i-econt burning of
Colon. These latter will be approhended and
tried as criminals. Tho government troops
are expected to disembark to-morrow morning
(Thursday) at 4 o'clock. It is believed,
thero will be no troublo.
PROMINENT PEOPLE.
Explorer Greely and wife will spend
the summer in England.
Minister Lowell is announced to sail for
Now York on the 9th of June.
A statue of Garfield has been cast at Nuremberg.
It will be erected at San Francisco.
Professor Baird, for so Ions of the
Smithsonian institution,has accepted a scientific
professorship at Yale college.
Queen Victoria is editing the speeches of
the Duke of Albany. Sir Theodore Martin
will append a sketch of the duke's life.
Joaquin Miller proposes to erect a log
cabin, similar to that which ho built at
Washington, upon a site near Lake do Funiak,
Florida.
Lady Dufterin, wifo of the viceroy of
India, recently laid the foundation-stone of a
hotel for the accommodation of femalo medical
students in connection with the Calcutta
Medical college.
Mrs. Whitney, wife of the secretary, can
afford to dress welL Her father is tae millionaire
Senator Payne, of Ohio, and one of
her brothers, it is said, as atrifling Christmas
gift gave her a $10,000 ornament of rubiej.
Marshal Bazaine, the French general
who was atono time under sentenco of doalji
for cowardice in surrendering Metz during
the Franco-Prussian war, is now nenniless
and in a most destitute condition at Madrid,
General Grant, it i9 stated, rarely
smoked prior to the battlo of Shiloh. The
newspapers told of his smoking during that
engagement, and, boing afterward deluded
with boxes of cigars, he acquired the habit.
Jay Gould has twenty-seven tolegraph in
struments in his {oflic?. Sitting at his desk
ho can be put in communication with any
place that is reached by a wire of tho Western 1
Union Telegraph company. Therefore the
managers of his properties are always accessible,
no matter whiro they may bo.
a boyTanged.
Expintlun: tlio Crime oT TTurdor on
Clio Uallowa lu Arknnsn*.
The execution of Columbus L. Moflitt, who
murdered William Wohunt three years ago,
took place at Dana's, Polk county, Ark., the
other day. Three thousand people witnessed
tho hanging. Tho doomed man,
who was not yet twenty-one years old, met
his fato declaring his innocence. Tho crime
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The culprit was a near neighbor of the man
he wantonly killed. Wehunt, a thrifty and
prominent farmer of Polk county, was 8hot
from ambush whilo plowing.
The missile crashed through his brain, and
he fell over his plow a corpse. The assassin
rushed from his concealment, and after rilling
Wehunt's pockets, entered th-J house, near by,
and robbed it of a considerable sum of money.
"Wehunt's wife, who was cngagol somo distance
away, hearing the gun fired and seeing
the strange man, hastened to the
house. At the door she met young Moffitt
and asked him what ho was doing there.
He mado no reply, but pushing her aside
darted across the fields and disappeared in
the wools. The murier and robbery created
the wildest consternation, and large rewards
wero offered for the murderer's capture, but
he proved a cunning fugitive and a crafty
prisoner. After escaping from the Dallas
and Hot Springs jails, he was finally held at
Dallas by being chained to the jail floor.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
The New York league club has so far
shown great strength.
Twenty-two professional baseball men
have died within a year.
Neahly all the Now York league playors
are expert roller skaters.
Each of the eight clubs in the National
league plays 112 games this season.
Five of tho clubs in the Eastern Now Eng
I anil association will bo yory evenly matcneo.
A Canadian base ball league has been organized
at Hamilton, with ex-ilayor Sleeuiuu,
of U uelpli, as president.
The fourteen men under contract to play
with the Dotroit^S'atioual league team, weigh
2,.'WO pounds, an average of 1 TO pounds each
Tub Inter-State associations of Ohio, Pennsylvania
and Jvontucky have applied for
qualified admission to the national agreement.
Baseball fa beginning to boom all through
Canada, and that territory is now being iuvaded
by several American professional
players.
Zach Phelps, the president of the Louisville
American association club, is a promising
and popular young lawyer, tho son of a
rich tobacco merchant,
A new i lea is to cover base balls with vulcanized
rubber instead of leather. Tho rubber,
it is explained, will not slip or knock of.
A Philadelphian is the inventor.
In describing SutclilTo. tho change catcher !
of the Chicago team, an Atlanta paper says: |
"Ho is nearly seven fe >t high, has hands that j
measure seven andthrvc-lourths inches across j
the palm, size up as pig hams, and deliver tho >
ball like a rillo shot."
Tiie national agreement now embraces tho (
American association, tho National league, |
Eastern league, Southern league, Western
league, New England league ami tho Southern \
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league lias also applied for membership.
Manager Pii ei,I's, o? tho Louisville club, I
proposes to run baselnll on a high moral i
plan, and to that end h.i issued complimen- |
tariff to the ministers of tho several churches !
of the city. A number liavo accepted, and !
manifested a desire to attend tho games.
A New Jersey Stato Iea^uo of amateur
bis'! liall nlay. rs was formed at Newark re-j
ceutly. Delegates from tho Jolferson and
Orange clubs,of Elizabeth; Fatersons, of l'at- i
erson; Jersey blues, of Jersey City, and j
Unions, of .Newark, met aud perfected the
organization.
Nd .Sunday games will be allowed in the :
South league, 110 liquor sol I on tho grounds j
.Hid no betting permitted in any of tho parks j
tinder control of the league. Everything has
jeeu done to elevato tho gaino an 1 entitlo it (
!o tiie support it receives from tho best peo- I
jio in tho Southern cities.
A 11 he at number ot new operettas are soon I
to be brought out. Carl Millocker is engaged j
upon a libretto furnished him by (Jeneo und j
Zell; Franz von Supjie has just laid tho scoro 1
for a text by Schnitzer; Alions Czibuika, tho j
composer of "Pentecost in Florence," has accepted
a text book from Riogou and Li en 00. I
Johan Strauss is hard at work on his "GypsyUaron,"
and Joseph Bayer is soon to finish v
new operetta for tho Theatre au der Wien.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD.
A Mow Decorative Plant
That style of gardening known a9
" Subtropical," hfes made comparatively
slow progress in this country. In this
kind of gardening, plants are employed
for their beauty of foliage, their graceful
habit, stateliness of expression?in
short, not solely or even chiefly, for their
flowers. It by no means disqualifies a
plant, if, in addition to other beauties,
it add that of flowers; but plants are
choscn for other features than those they
present when in bloom. Our people arc
slow to give up the idea that to be ornamental,
a plant must present bright
colors. Beauty of outline, grace of form,
and picturesque habit, are not appreciated
if there are no flowers. It has been slow
work to popularize the idea that a plant
may be beautiful and not flower. Still,
tho various public parks and private
gardens, by presenting fine examples of
this kind of garden decoration, have had
a good effect in educating public
taste, and though progress has been slow,
it is gradually gaining. It is, in this
country, especially, that sub-tropical
gardening should be popular. Our hot
summers are mc9t unfavorable to tho
duration of flowers, and as a rule promote
a luxuriant growth in plants with
beautiful foliage. Under the most
favorable conditions, the time that
flowers last is brief, while the beauty of
foliage is continuous, aud frequently it
is greatly enhanced at the end of tho
season, when autumn tints prevail. Con
vinced that plants with ornamental foliage
arc better suited to the decoration
of even small places than plants, the
beauty of which depends solely upon
flowers, we have endeavored to do our
share in bringing them to notice. A new
plant of this class is Verbesina Mameana,
of the great Composite family. It was
discovered in his South American explorations
by M. E. Andre, who named
it in honor of M. Mame, one of the promoters
of the expedition. It grows at
an altitude of fonr to six thousand feet,
in a temperate climate. "We have several
native specics of Verbesina; two of them
in the Atlantic States, popularly known
as Crownbeard; they grow six feet high,
but are coarse and weedy.?American
Agriculturist.
Farm and Garden Note*.
Lice on young stock prevent their
growing. Carbolic acid diluted with
one to twenty-five or thirty, will destroy
the lice by using as a wash.
If seed corn is taken from any place
except as hung up in braids on the
rafters of a warm room, it will need to
be tested before planting. In open cribs
some of the corn is injured by snow or
rains whipVi l'mnnirq thfi nrprm wViilo tn
the eye it may appear to bc^sound.
An exchange says that a New York
dairyman has learned from experience
that the quantity of skimmed milk required
to grow a pound of pork when
fed to hogs, will, when fea to dairy
cows, increase the yield of milk and
cream sufficiently to produce a pound of
butter.
The pork barrel should be looked after,
and if any redness or scum appears
the brine should be taken out, boiled
until all the impurities rise and returned.
If any of the pork i3 above the brine it
will soon become tainted, and the taint
will quickly affect the entire contents of
the barrel.
Dry earth is an excellent absorbent of
manures, but it should be spread over
tVio tnn c\( Vip.-inq nnrl that; vprv 1
-"w 'vr 1 r-i |
thinly rather than raised in with the 1
manure. Earth in any shape is heavy j
handling, and the less the quantity mixed
with manures the more easily they may
be applied to crops.
It is seldom that a crop worth tho labor
of growing can be got in a bearing
orchard. If it could, in most cases it
would be poor policy to attempt it. A
well-cared-for orchard producos what
sells for more than any other equal area on
the farm, and nothing beside its fruit
ehould bo expected of it.
Whenever dependence is placed upon
pasture for cattle, drought is sure to interfere
with their rations some time during
the summer. Many a farmer who
has sown crops for the silo has found excelent
use for a part of the fodder thus
grown.to be fea green during summer
drought while pastures are bare.
? -1 i--: 11 mill
plover bCL'U uci Ujr vcijr biuuu mil
sometimes fail from^drought with every
precaution taken to save it. But ninetenths
of the failures arc due to insufficient
seeding or a hard unbroken surface
on which tho seed falls. Harrowing j
finely and sowing a peck of seed per
acre will generally insure a good catch.
It is not ccrtain that a hen, even when
pressed by hunger, will eat the curculio
insect. It is a formidable-looking monster
even when quiet, and we have soen
fowls turn from them as if afraid. The
curculio, however, is a shy insect, and
will avoid trees in yards where fowls
run provided it has other plumb trees
not so protected on w.'iich to prey.
In some places the ordinary rosebug
is proving one of the worst enemies to
the fruit grower, increasing to incredible
numbers and. eating leaves of pear
and apple trees so ns to prevent fruiting.
It is worse on sandy soil, as most insects
are apt to be. It may be destroyed by
spraying fruit trees early in the season
with water in which Paris green has been
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to the barrel.
The objection is often urged against
harrowing winter wheat in the spring
that it will uproot and destroy fall-sown
timothy. In practice,however, this fear
has not been verified. Possibly some of
the timothy plants may be injured, and
this also is true of the grain; but the
remainder wiil grow so much better that
the sod will be thickcr the following
year where the harrowing has been most
thorough.
The great trouble with the celery growing
is that the plants, at one stagcof
growth or an another, arc permitted to
suffer for water. This invariably causes ;
tough and hollow stalks. Keep the
plants growing from the time they appear
above the ground in the seed lied.
Transplant them to rich soil?give
them water as often as they need it. and
give it in abundance, and you will have
tender, plump celery.
Many growers of house plants make the ;
mistake at the outset of trying to root j
cuttings JD UIU suauc, icauiip vuuv ? .
they arc put in the sunlight t'icy will j
wilt. This is a mistake, csv-Jally in
the case of the geraniums, which cannot
have too much light when rooting, ^ive ,
them plenty of sunshine and not deluge
them wilh water if you would not have
them decay instead of rooting. Never
attempt to strike cuttings, or even to
grow plants, in any receptacle which has
no drainage.
A very common mistake, or /ault, is
committed l?v farmers in permitting all
kinds ol stock to run together in one
yard or enclosure, lloises, colts?which
are frisky creatures?hulls, cows, sheep,
pigs and fowls all run in one yard or
Held. The hor?cs worry the colts; the j
colts chase the cows and sheep, the
cows hook the colts; the bulls goie the
horses: the pigs worry the cows and
sheep, and often destroy the new born
calves and lambs; the fowls and ducks
are tiamplcd on and there is a sid time
all around. And the farmer?lie says he
has bad luck somehow or other?as
something is always going wrong.
Household Hint* and Itcclpw.
Kc onomh.w, Scmts.?Let ''distracted
housekeeper'' try the following soups
when she has 110 "stock."' 1. Two
quarts of water, a little parsley and half
an onion very finely chopped, a small
carrot grated, and salt to taste. After
boiling gently ior mtecn minutes, sur ia
gradually a cupful of farina which has .
been mixed in cold water, and boil live ,
minutes, stirring constantly to prevent !
lumps. Just before serving add a little
butter. 2. l'eel eight large potatoes, ,
cut them in pieccs and boil them soft1
with an onion chopped fine. "When they j
are done, pour off the water, put a piece
of butter with them and press them
through a fine colnnder with hot water,
add a little finely-chopped pnrsby, salt
and pepper to taste, set on the fire and
boil for five minutes. It will require
about two quarts of water to make the
soup of the proper consistency. It is
better, however, to begin with less, as
then soup may be thinned to taste. This
soup may also be made with celery
(leaving out the onion if it be disliked)
and thickened with flour.?CulUcator.
Boston Brown Bread.?Make thi*
by substituting two parts Indian meal
and one part rice flour for wheaten flour,
adding, as well as yeast, a small quantity
of soda or saleratus. It requires well
kneading, and must rise for fire houri
at least, and after it is made into loaves
they should rise an hour longer. Bake
a four pound loaf quite three nours; the
oven must be slow. Ordinary family
bread from white flour is generally
mixed with "sponge"made overnight.
A very good recipe is as under: Half a
dozen potatoes boiled and mashed while
hot, a quarter pint of brewers' yeast, two ,
ounces white sugar, two ounces lard, one
teaspoonful soda, three cupfuls flour (a
pint), a quart warm water?that in which
the potatoes wero boiled. In_ mixing
add the soda last of all. Cover lightly
in warm weather and tightly in wintor.
This quantity will make up from two to
three quarts of flour?sufficient to bake
at a time for a small family. The inex- .' ?
perienced in bread making from sponge
in place of yeast must remember that it
requires to be twice kneaded?first when .
the sponge and flour are well amalgamated,
then the most thorough kneading
is necessary, and again after the dough
has risen, when ten minutes or so will
suffice. Then, after nuttini? into irreased
tins, or making into rolls. and laying
them in one large tin, again leave the
dough near the fire for an nour previous
to baking.?CasselPs Family Magazine.
Ammonia for Cleaning.? Ammonia - '?
is chcaper than soap and cleans everything
it touches. A few drops in a ket- .
tie that is hard to clean makes grease
and stickiness fade away and robs the ,?
work of all its terrors. Let it stand ten ;
minutes before attempting to scrape off .
and every corner will be clean. It cleans ^ 3?|
the sink and penetrates into the drain
pipe. Spots, finger marks on paint disappear
under its magical influence, and .
it is equally effective on the floor and
oilcloth, though it must be used with 'J
care on the latter or it will injure the
polish. There is nothing to equal it in '
cleaning the silverware, and it gives a ' .3
higher .polish and keeps Clean longer
than anything elso. If the wlverbe only
lightly tarnished put two tablespoonsful
of ammonia into a quart of hot water, , J
brush the tarnished articles with it and J
dry with a chamois. If badly discolored
they may need a little whiting previous ;;
to tho washing. An old nail brush goea
into the cracks to polish and brighten. :;.j?
For fine muslin or delicatc lace it is in- ,
valuable, as it cleans without using the
finest fabrics. Put a few drops into ^
your sponge bath in hot weather and yon .
will be astonished at the result, as it im- <fi|
parts coolness to the akin. Use it to , Vi
clean hair brushes and to wash any hail / - ^
or feathers to be used for beds or pillows.
When employed in anything that
is not especially soiled, use the waste , -4
water afterward for the house plants that /
are taken down from their usual position :r
and immersed in tho tub of water.
, :M
Tho Only Woman Freemason. 3
The uninitiated, says the London .
Telegraph, arc in the habit of asking: II ; ?Jj
Freemasonry be such an admirable miti- ' i
tution, why is it not thrown open to
every one; and, furthermore, if it be
good for men why are not women also in- . . ?3
trusted with its secrets? To this the V
Freemasons reply that were tho privilege! ' ** ;>
cf the order to be indiscriminately aia*
pensed, its mysteries, becoming familiar,
would lose their vulue and sink into disregard
; and, when pressed, they are fain to
admitthaton one occasion a lady wai ^
actually passed through the degrees ol
the craft and emerged a full Freemason. ' %
It would appear that at some time during ,' ^
tho second quarter of the eighteenth
century the meeting of lodge 44 used to
be held at Donerailo house, the seat oi
Lord Donerailo, in Ireland, his lordship V/5
being then the worshipful master. Lora
Doneraile had a sister, Hon. Elizabeth M
St. Legcr?afterward Hon. Mrs. Aid* ^
worth?and the young lady so managed .*1
affairs that she possessed hetself of all ?
the secrets of the lodge workings. Some M
say that the Hon. Elizabeth secreted herself
in a clock case, others that she wit*
nessed the working through a crevice in , -
the wall of the apartment sacred to the "' <
mysteries of the craft.. What were the .
members of lodge 44 to do under the -'0
circumstances? Having discovered her, '
had they let her go free she might have
revealed secrets, closo kept since the days . of
the building of the temple, to all the ;'2
parish, and so to society at large..
We may suppose that her brother, the
worshipful master, and the oncers and
brethren assembled were hard put how
to act for the best. Women might not . ' >
become Freemasons. Yet hero was a
woman who, so far as a knowledge of
nf thr> moatimnortant secrets, never
revealed to the outer or popular world, - v?
was already one. The conatitutiona did ' .-;4j
not provide for such a contingency, and
it becamc necessary to create a precedent.
Thereupon the Hon. Elizabeth St. Leger,
only daughter of Arthur, first Viscount
Doneraile, was brought before the au- 1
thorities of lodge No. 44 and solemnly
inducted into the secrets and mysteries,
the signs and tokens of afree'andaccepted
3Iason. What was imparted to
the lady is not likely to be made public. ;
For, as one of the most learned of Masons
had laid down, "of all the arts which
Masons practice the art of secrecy particularly
distinguished them; and that
it is agreeable to the Deity himself may
be easily conceived from the glorious oxample
which lie gives in conccalingfrom
mankind the secrets of his Providence.
The wisest of men can not pry into the "
Arcana or neaveu, nor cau IUCJ UlTiUV Tjt|
to day what to-morrow may bring forth. -r :-A
Indeed, Hipocrates and Angerona were
not more sacred to silence among tho
Greeks and Romans thau is all that goea
on in a lodge close-tiled to- the discreet
Freemason. Whatever was told to Miss
St. Leger, under the seal of secrecy, she
possessed the conscience and prudence
never to let pass her lips. Tbe Irish f&BH
Masons revere her memory, und her likeness
in full Masonic clothing is still pre- jjaB
Couuting-Out Rhymes.
Mr. II. Carrington IJolton, of Trinity
college, contributes to the Boston Jour- "psB
mil <>/ Ed 11 r, din n the following specimens ;vj|W
of "counting-out"' rhymes collected by VaaB
him from children, and by correspond- S
Ono-cry, two-ery, ici.ry. Ann;
Filliey, fallacy,"Nicholas John;
Quovpr, quaver, Knglisn Knavor;
Stiuckelum, starkelum, buek. . rj
This rhyme is widely used, having
been reported to me. from Connecticut,
Philadelphia and Cincinnati. It is subject
to many variations: "English knavcr"
becomes "Irish Mary" or ^'Virgin
Mary;" some insert the word "tarry" or
the word "John" before "buck" in the
last line. "Ickcry" becomes "hickory,"
"stinckclum" becomes "stringclum,"
etc.
Ana, mana, mona. mtke;
Barcelona, bona, strike;
Care. ware. frow. fiack;
Hallico, bollico, wee, wo, wack!?New York
IV;/.
This, also, is subject to countless variations:
"Barcelona" bscomca "tuscalona,"etc.
One form ends in:
Huldy, gaVly, boo, out goes you.
Ana.'niana. ilippery Dick;
Hiteha, pitcha, dominitcha:
Hon, pon, tush.? Central Sew York.
In some districts the tiiira line is given
as " Houtcha, poutcha, dominoutcha,"
aud in others " Ilotcha, potcha, ctc."
"Tush" may also become "tus" or
"tusk."
llalcy, maley, tippoty fig;
Tiney, toney, tomuo, nig;
Goat, throat, country note;
Tinoy, toney, iv/..?Rhode Island.
Eatum, peatum, penny, pie,
Babyloni, stickum, stie,
Stand you oat thereby.?Scotland.
Beside rhymes of the character of tho >
above? i. c., consisting of a mixture of
gibberish with disconnected words, thero
are many rhymes containing no uncouth
words, but possessing, in general, a jingle
easily recognizable.
One, two, three,
Nanny caught a flea;
The flea died, and Nanny cried:
Out goes she!?Delaware, Rhode Island, etc.
1, 2, 8, 4, 5, I-,, 7. S,
Mary at the cottage gate,
Plating grapes ofT a plate,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 0. 7, 8.
This is given, also, "plums," in placo
of "grapes," aud "garden gate" for
"cottage gate." When " cottage door"
ends the second line tho counting stops
at "four" to satisfy the rhyme.
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