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ABBEVILLE PRESS AND BANNER. 1
BY HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1885. NO. 6. VOLUME XXX
' ' 'IK
AO A HAIR-LIP.
r?H<! n ..rur .ii> ?Joney had;
Spilo<l his looks and Jonov knowed it;
Fellers tried to bore him bad?
But, ef ever he got mad,
He kep' still and never showed it.
'Druther have his mouth all pouted
And split up, and like it wuz,
Than the ones 'at laughod about it?
Purty is as purty does.
Had to listen rather cU>s't
'Fore you knowed what he wuz givin1
You: and yet, without no boast,
Jonoy he wuz jes' the most
Entertainin1 talker livin'!
Take the scripture and run through 'em,
Might say, like a' au.tioneer,
And 'ud nrgy nn<l review'em
'At wuz beautiful to hear!
Hair-lip and impediment
Both wuz bad, and both agin him?
But the old folk? where he went,
l'esre-u jiki\ miunm ins himiii,
'Sensed his mouth for what wuz in him.
And the children all loved Joney?
And he loved Ym back, you b^t'?
Put their arms around him on'y
None had ever kissed him yet.
In young company, somewiy,
Boys 'ud grin at on<> nn^thor
On the sly; and girls'd lay
Low, with nuthin much to say,
Er ieave Joney with their moth?r.
Many and many a time lie's fetched 'em
Candy by the paper si< k,
And turned l ight around and k?tchod 'em
Alakin1 mouths behind his bick!
S'prised, somo'.imes, tho slurs ho took?
Chap said onc't his mouth looked sorter
Like a fish's mou'.h 'ud look
When he'd be'n jerked of! the hook
And plunked back into the worter?
Same dura feller?it's s'prisiu'
But it's facts?'at stood and cherred
From the bark thai big baptizin',
fii^tridge accident occurred!
for Jonoy ivliile he give
Life to little Hiilcrn drownin'!
Which wttz littenest to live?
Him 'at chcrrcd, er him 'at div'
And saved thirteen lives * * They found
ono
Body, three days later, floated
Down tlio bayou, eight mile' south,
All discolorel-up and bloated?
On'y knowed him by hii mouth.
Had a hair lip?Joney had?
Folks'at filed apaotall knowed It?
Them 'at used to smile looked sad.
But ef he thought good er bad
He kep' still and never showed it;
Druther have that mouth, all pouted
Anrl enlit.iin nr>il lik? it W11Z.
Than the ones 'at laughe'l about it.
Purty is as purty does!
-JamesRiley, in Indianapo'is Journal
NELI IE'SXEIG IIBOR.
"At last," said Nellie Parsons, as she
folded the letter she had been reading,
and slipped it back into its envelope?
' at last I am an heiress! Who would
have thought it possible? I am sure
that no one would imagine me to be
such a lucky individual?would they,
girls?"
She lifted her fair face as she spoke
and looked at her interested audience,
which consisted of two factory girls,
who, like herself, had known poverty
nd toil, with but few pleasures.
The collar at Nellie's white throat was
snowy in its cleanliness; but the plain,
dark dress was patched and darned in
many places; and while the face would
have graced a palice, the attire spoke of
pinching poverty in every one of its
threadbare folds.
"A fortune!"' said Mary, quickly.
"Oh, Nellie, lam glad for your sake!
There will be one less drudge on our
floor."
"The vacancy will soon be filled," remarked
Clara, "and Nellie's fortune will
be our misfortune, for we two will be
obliged to pay the rent of thi3 room
alone. Wc will have to sccure another
room mate, or take a cheaper room,
Mary."
"But there is a condition to my goodfortune,
said Nellie, referring to the letter
once more. "My brother, who left
home when mother died, aud never
seemed to care for me at all, has reiuem
bored me on his death-bed. He has ft
little child, and in looking about for
some one with whom to leave him, Dan
remembered roe, and thought I would be
kind to him.
"It seems," she continued, glancing
down the page, "that lie owns property
in Litchfield?a little place seven or
eight mijes from here. Ilis lawyer writes
that there arc two houses on the place,
built exactly alike. I am to have ono of
them, if I will be a mother to Willie;
and Willie is to have the other when ho
is a man. In the meantime, the rent of
it is to support us two. Well, I only
hope that 1 will like the child, and that
he won't quite distract me with his
noise."
The next day there wis an affectionate
farewell between the girls, who had been
companions for many a weary month,
and a few tears wereshed at the parting.
"Don't feel badly, girls,"' sai 1 Ne;lie.
hopefully. "The fare to Litchfield by
railway is only twenty-five cents, and you
can afford to visit me occasionally, and
remain with mo over Sunday. I'll have
something extra nice for you when you
do come."
Nellie felt just a little nervous at the
thought of meeting the little nephew she
had never seen.
She was sure she would be dreadfully
wifh hpr nf\v rf>snnrisi hi lit v. and
perhaps catisc the child to dislike her at
the very start; but when a blue cyed,
golden-haired little boy of six sunny
summers bounded into her arms, and
showered his aiTcctionate kisses upon her
face, calling her, "My darling Auntie
Nell!" how could she help giving him
"love for love';" And the strangeness
of the new position was gone iu aa instant.
"Vou'rc to be papa an' mamma an'
everybody to me," conlidcd Willie,
when they had examined the new home.
"YeS, darling," said Nellie, gently.
"Now run out and play, while I make
Bome arrangements for dinner."
Willie did not need a second invitation,
and he soon discovered that the
other house had well kept grounds, and
that there were lovely ilowers blossoming
just over the pretty green fence,
which had ouitc au opening in one
place.
"That's my house over there, an'
course I've got aright to the posies," he
reasoned. "I'm a-goin* to make my
Auntil Nell a present of them."
But when he attempted to squeeze
through ihe opening in nic ncugu icnce,
a dozen i horny branches readied out
and clutched him firmly.
A moment later Willie's lusty screams
had brought a gentleman to the scene of
the accident.
"Make 'em let go of me!"' cried Willie,
as the gentleman, in dressing gown
and slippers, approached from "Willie's
cottage."
"I was just a goin' to get some of
them posies to take to Auntio Nell. They
'long to me, 'cause that is my house. Du
you live in my house?''
"Yes, my little man; and because I
pay for the use of it, the flowers arc
mine. lint I will scDd a bouquet to your
Auntie Nell."
Willie eyed the stranger for a moment
in silence.
"Where arc your little boys?"' nsked
he, after having settled some perplexing
thought to his own satisfaction.
"I have none," laughed the stranger.
"I am a bachelor."
"Humph!"'said Willie, in disgust, as
he walked away, disdaining to notice
ihe stranger further, and quite forgetting
the flowers.
"Auntie Nell," ho said, on entering
the room where Nellie whs preparing
their noon meal, "there is a horrid man
li es in my house; an' when I asked
where his little boys were, 'cause he's
'oo big to fight, an' I thought maybe he
had a littler boy 'u me, he said there
wasn't any little boys, 'causc he was n
batcher!"
"A bachelor!'' laughed Nellie, merrily.
"Is he old, Willie?"'
"Old, I guess he is. Hum! he's gol
the biggest lot of fiskcr onto his facc
ever was."
"I detest old bachelors!" soliloquized
Nellie, with a half-pout on her rosy lips
"and he's my nearest neighbor, too.
r mel I hope he doesn't keep dogs.'
And Mr. Leroy, as lie gathered a
bouquet of his choicest flowers for Willie's"
''Auntie Nell," mused into this
fashion:
"An old-maid aunt and a troublesome
boy. Delightful neighbors, I must say,
for a young fellow like me, who detests
old maids, and especially cats. I hope
she is one of those spinsters we hear of
occasionally who don't keep cats."
The flowers were sent to his neighbor
by a boy who consented to do the errand
for a dime; but Nellie received
them as coollv as they had been pre
scntcd, for Willie had related all of lus
conversation with their next-door neigh
bor.
"He need not have presented them
simply because the dear child tried to
take what lie honestly thought belonged
to him," she thought, with a warmer
glow on her cheeks. ''However, since
he his seat them, I will manage to return
the favor, and then we will be even."
The next day Nellie dispatched Willie
to their neighbor's with a dish of delicious
crcam cakes.
Many times she obliged Willie to rehearse
the words he was to repeat on presenting
thorn. i
"Tell him that Auntie Nell is much
obliged for the flowers," she said, "and
that she hopes he will be pleased to accept i
I these cakes in return." I
"Because," she nddod, reflectively, in I (
an undertone, never thinking that the | \
child would repeat it as a part of her I j
message, "an old bachelor like him will ?
be ghd to taste a bit of something nice." <
Willie did the crraad with very bad <
grace. 1
"Such nice cakes, an' such a lot of s
'em,'' he mused. "Horrid old butcher ! i
I just don't think Auntie Nell kept many }
at home for me." t
"When Mr. I.eroy opened the door in (
answer to "Willie's knock, Willie was j
swallowing very fast, in order to get
entirely rid of the last mouthful of c
cream enke which he had been eating, t
because lie came to the decision that so t
many cakes might make his tenant sick. 1
There were suspicious-looking crumbs r
about the child's rosy mouth as he said, f
speaking rapidly, as though repeating a c
w^ll-learned lesson: c
"Auntie Nell is much welcome foi c
the flowers you sent her. and she hopes n
you'll be?be real thankful to get these t
nice cakes. (Though I told her that the 1
flowers was mine, an' she ought to give a
the cakes to me.) i>hc said that an old r
butcher like you would think these cakes f
waB awfully nicc. b
"What did ho say, Willie?" asked f
Nellie, as soon as the child reached home, t
"Ho ain't got the least bit of man ^
ners," said Willie, disdninfully. '.'Maybe t
though," he added, reflectively, "he was '
so glad to get the cakes that ho couldn't k
say much. He said tell you?well, it
meant 'thank you;' an' then ho yot rod <3
in the face, an' choked an' coughed, an {<
I heard him a coughin' in his room 'till J i
got home. I wouldn't wonder !s he's t
got the hoopin'-cough." t
"I'm sure there was nothing about my c
llfflo vnfnpn r\f fnitr\ lanrrh t
?? "? " ? ?fsat,"
said Nellie, with tears of vexation e
in her eyes. <]
On Sunday, Nellie left Willie to s
amuse himself, while she attended t
church. i
As she came to the door at the close ol 1
the morning service, she discovered with 1
dismay that it was raining. 0
"Oh, dear, and I did not bring my a
umbrella!" she said, regretfully.
"Allow me to offer you the shelter of 8
mine," said a pleasant voice, as a finely- s
! dressed young man stepped forward, and r
i without waiting for a reply, held his urn r
I brella over her pretty new hat.
All through the service he had ad- *
mired Nellie's fresh, sweet face, and j
wondered who this little stranger, in t
their quiet village could be. a
Glancing up, she discovered the ono t
facc which had attracted her own attention.
11
! Having introduced himself and learned F
| her name, in return he said: r
"As you arc a stranger in our villago r
and to me, it will be necessary for you to f
direct me to your home." e
On giving the desired directions, ho F
said: F
"You live on the street with mvself." a
rn I ,.| r\r\ s
liicu uc^,ui a |>it;a?uiit > tiounwu wn
various topics, and cncli discovered that *
the other was a most delightful compan- *'
| ion, long before they reached Nellie's *'
! gate.
! 1*1
4lSuch an entertaining young man!5' c
! thought Nellie. "Can converse well on ^
! any subject. I hope I shall have the 0
privilege of meeting him often."
"Such an agreeable little girl!" t;
; thought Mr. Leroy. "It really does a jj
fellow good to meet a sensible young
j lady, who can think of something be- ^
side her own pretty face. 1 shall make
this event the begiuningof a pleasant acquaintance,
if I can."
"This is my home," said Nellie, pausing
at the gate.
He glanced upin surprise. ^
j At that moment a golden head appeared
at the door, and Willie's shrill ?
voice called on: *
"That's my Auntie Ncl!, Mr. Butcherman,
an'you can't have her! Say, did a
you cat all the cakes?" f
The two young people in the drizzling
rain at the gate looked into each other's s
faces quickly. t
Hut the humurous part of the whole ]
afTair overcame them, and the next moi
ment they were laughing heartily.
"The cakes were delicious, Miss Parsons."
he finally managed to say.
! "Won't you come in and have another"'"
she asked, shyly, with a merry
light in her blue eyes.
He did not wait for a second bidding,
but accepted the invitation at once.
As for Willie, Mr. I.eroy soon won his
heart by informing him that his pockets
were perfect mines of wealth to good
little boys with blue eyes and golden
hair.
Willie wa3 Mr. Leroy's sworn friend
: from that day, and sounded "Auntie
| Nell's" praises in his cats from morning
until night.
Through the combined efforts of Mr.
Leroy and Willie, the opening in the
hedge-fence was made large enough to
admit the child's chubby body without
j endangering face or clothes, and lie was
allowed to wander about at will, with
the understanding that Mr. I.eroy was .
to reserve the flowers as presents for
| "Auntie Nell."
IJouquets and cream-rakes found their '
i wr?y back and forth quite of'en. until in '
j the course of time, Mr. I.eroy and Nellie .
came to the conclusion that one cottage
was sullicicntiv large for all three; and \
when Nellie's two young friends from
the distaut factory came to make her the
long-contemplated visit, they found her
in a pretty home, with a kind, loving '
husband, whom Willie persisted in calli
ing "the bu'cher,"nnd a noisy little boy, '
who ate cream-cakes and gathered flowers
to his heart's content. ? AW 11. Thorpe. '
The Footl of the Danes. ,
The Danes mostly make a substantial '
i breakfast about 10 a. m.. and dine at
in the afternoon, the cravings of hunger
being subsequently allayed with
schnapps, beer and slices of brown
bread and butter, covered with a piece
of smoked salmon or some other simii
lar delicacy. Every true Dane delights
to begin the day with a basin of "olbrodsuppe"
composed of black beer and
; cream, with slices of brown bread floatj
ing therein. It is said to be very nn;
tritious. The strangest compound of
which it ever became our lot to partake
was called "rumpsunpe." and was composed
of milk, rum. and preserved cherries.
made hot and whipped in a froth.
t At a dinner commencing with such a
i dish, it may be supposed that it was a
dillicult matter to choose what lo drink,
aud the after consequences may be im
agined, but need not be described. Scv
#ral Danish dishes look inoie peculiar on
I .. .1 .1 /!?
i me menu, iu;ui iu< -> w>> ujm.-u mu uunt,
for instance, ''Forloren Skildpaddle"
i tiuock turtle), "Rnget Gaa^ebryst''
(smoked goose-breast.) etc. The pro
verbial honesty of the Danes shows itself
, on the tariffs in the restaurants, where
"Lafitte" figures at three francs per b"ttle,
"Real f.afitte" fourteen francs, and
so on.?Loudon Society.
> Six ounces of gum Arabic is said to be
sufficient for a day's rations when no
1 other food is eaten?a diet common to
; the Moors of Morocco during the season
when the gum of the acacia tree is run'
ning freely.
TASTING mjOR MONEY.
H?R WHO SIP THE CUP THAT
CHEHBS AS A BUSINESS. n
Profrtniotinl Toi Tiwti-r* in \rw York c
? Ilmv they Work - I liclr Dclirnrr r
and Ar urary of Tnnlc.
A large, somewhat bare looking apart- l>
ment; a number of shelves along the v
walls, like those in a druggist's shop, f
upon which arc ranged row after row of a
small tin canisters containing samples of
tea; here and there a print of a scene in
the Flower}' laud looking dim and fee- !"'
ble, as if exhausted in the effort to shed 1
an Oriental glow over anything in the J]
hopelessly matter-oi-iact locauiy 01 ??iiu ? street;
in a comer a laree ollice desk; in 0
the center of the room a circular table P
upon which stands a burnished urn, ?
flanked by a diminutive copper scales I )
and Burroundci by a number of tiny j ;
china cups?such is the orthodox tea |
broker's ollice in this city. Of ollicesof v
this kind there arc about two dozen in o
New York, being the number of tea "
brokers, large and small, engaged in the P
trade in this city. These ollices are a
oh icily situated in Wall, Water and
Front streets. 'r
One of the most important figures in
the tea broker's office is the professional
tea taster. To him is entrusted the work ir
if testing the various samples and fixing <1
their respective grades and values. The sr
manner in which this work of testing the tl
samples is conducted is as follows; A w
silver half dine is thrown into the scale ol
in the one side and enough tea to bal- si
ancc tbc coin Is dropped in on the other If
lido. The tea thus measured is thrown bi
nto one <>f the little cups, which are ca- le
lablc of holding half a gi l. The samples bi
o be tested having thus been disposed d
>f in the various cups, boiling water is
loured upon them from the urn. ol
The tea taster then holds each of the ol
:ups in turn beneath his nostrils to catch tc
he aroma, which is of great assistance p<
o him in determining the <piality. "When
he tea has sufficiently cooled to be not c<
nuch more than lukewarm the expert C|
iroceeds to test it by tasting it. This tl
iperation is conducted with much delib 0I
ration and even solemnity, the tea taster el
losing his eyes as if to shut himself w
,way from the outer world and someimes
even insisting upon the most abso- c]
ute silence being maintained by those gt
bout him as long as the test is iu progess.
lie only takes a few dainty sips
mm pnrh nun. but sometimes he applies
iim;elf a second, a third and even a ^
ourth time to the same sample. The j,,
ests having been made, he renders a u,
lecision as to tho quality of the different 0,
eas lie has sampled and the values at 0j
vhich they should be rated in the mar- m
;et.
By many it may be thought that the
lecision as to the quality of different %
:inds of tea must depend largely upon ,!
ndividual ideas and tastes. As far as , I
he professional tea taster is concerned ..
his is a mistake. Tea tasting is very
lecidedly a profession in itse'f, and ha? 1
o be learned by diut of application and
xperience. That it is not merely a .
juestion of individual taste is demon- . '
trated by the fact that when, as is often ?
he case, a certain set of samples is sub- ?
oittcd to several tea tasters acting indc- ,.
>endent of each other, the various opinons
rendered as to quality and value arc
lmost invariably identical. So delicate ja
re the preccptions of the professional
ea taster that he not only quicKiv una ^
ccurately grades the different samples ,
ubmittcd to him, recognizing the most .
ninute gradations, but he is a'so in P
nauy instances able to deiorminn the
lart of the country in which a certiin
ea was grown. In the same way the .
udgment of the tea taster purchasing *
he tea in China for the importers here, ?
s a general rule, coiucidcs with that of ^
he tea tasters here. .
The tea trade in this city is divided
nto four distinct branches?the imlortcr,
the broker, the jobber and the 0
etailer. The wholesale price of tea
anges from ten to seventy cents per
iound. The importer's profit is a mod- ^
rate but remunerative one. The largest
tercentngc of profit?from forty to sixty .
icr cent.?goes to the retailer. When 1
cargo of tea is received by the importer
amples of the consignment?often conisting
of various kinds of tea-rare sent
o the broker. He disposes of it to the fr)
irgc retailers or to the jobbers, who in W(
urn sell in lesser quantities to the smaller
etailers. The broker receives one per ..
ent. rommission on all sales effected l>v 1
im. The tea taster acts in the interests co
f the broker, to whose advantage it*is
a have a correct estimate as to the ijuali- in
ics and values of the different teas he is te(
audling, iu order to meet the requirelents
of his customers.?Net o York
lerald.
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HEALTH HINTS. lir
Io
To cure and heal a running sore, ap- ne
ily alum water twice a clay. tii
A little turpentine used about the neck de
nd breast of a child will prevent trouble
rom worms. nt
For neuralgia in the stomach, apply i9'
bag of hops, hot, to the stomach, and ',c
iromotc perspiration as soon as possible. ?n
For neuralgia hqadachc, a bag of hot 'JC
alt applied to the forehead or back of or
he neck, according to location of the 8U
tain, will nearly always give relief.
The fumes of burning coffee arc a ^
lowerful disinfectant. Found the coffee m'
n a mortar and then strew it on a hot c'?
ron plate, which, however, must not be E.
ed hot.
Dr. J. R. Irwin says th.it one of the I j?
jest and most pleasant thing-; that can be i (o
ised to relieve toothache is chewing cin- |jj
lainon bark. It destroys the sensibility
>f tlie nerves and suspends the pain im- ,
ncdiately, if the bark is of good B.
quality. ^
To relieve pain, a cloth wrung out in or
iither hot or cold wntcr and applied to jJ?
iny aching part will almost invariably w
jring relief in a short time. The cloth or
ihould be changed often if hot water i.,
s used, and a folded flannel laid over w
he wet cloth to keep the outer garments so
from becoming too damp.
How tlio Derby W?9 Won.
cc
In n letter from London describing Tf
Derby day, the great annual racing H
;vent, a Chicago Tribune correspondent
savs: Ting-a ling ling-ting! 'Hie bell
rings?the course is cleared, and that re
jasily and speedily, for an Knglish po[iceman,
and indeed the Knglish people nc
stand no nonsense when sport is at stake.
I'he paddock is empty, the stands arc til
full. It is a great joy for the multitude m
to see, with or without opera-glasses, St
from near or far, in the royal box the st
Prince and Princess of Wales, their chil- ai
dren. the princesses and princes, and all Si
the other glorious ones of the sacrosanct aj
circle, and, pleaded, indeed, arc the ladies
who make out that the princess SI
wears a dress (according to the TJc- ^
7rap/i) "of myrtle-green poplin, having ^
a plastern ol Irish rose-point lace, and a a,
bonnet to match the gown." vu wnai 01
time of (lay the lady had on this glowing st
floral combination heaven and the u
Teleqraph reporter only knows, since th
to my eyes and those of ihe /Jail;/ u
Keicx man she was attired in what I A'
certainly took for li<^ht brown?it not
being in good form at all for the better Sl
kind to appear at ihe Derby in anything
startling. 1 ut I borrow from liiin his
brief account of the run, since that coincides
indeed with what I saw. "I'eo- "
pie endure the falsi starts with such paliencc
as they can command, and. at the
cry 'They are otf,' bcg:n to observe the ai
racc with keen interest. Tliev watc'i "
the clumi) of horses, as it were, creeping ?
up the hill, increasing their speed with
every stride?the varying fortunes of the
cxciting contest, th? whirlwind sweep j1.
round Tattenham Corner, and the mngnificent,
lightning-like finish, as Archer 0
seems to push Melton's head in front of
Paradox, within a foot of the winning j
post. That final moment of the Derby I
finish has in it the condensed passion of I T,
- * - ? .1- j: w:ii ?i,? I 11
ft Midline, as i,om mu uismhii m.i. ....v
hum rises louder and yet more loud?us j
the iron-shod hoofs of the racers beat ^
upon the hard turf rushing past the stand ^
?till it becomes a sustained, thunderous j
roar?the deep-voiced diapason of the ^
Derby mob! When the race is over and ^
Melton, with Archer still up. is led, quiv- .
ering v. ith excitement, into the little pad
dock in front of the \veighin?r-n'om, t'ne
Prince of Wales is among the . .st to congratulate
Lord Hastings upou his goo'1 .
fortune."
i
SCIENTIFIC ANI) INDUSTRIAL.
Dr. 0. E. Sntinders, of the West Herts
icdical association in England, contends
hat cholera is transmitted from one loalitv
to another by human agencies
ather than climatic causes. Evidence
f this is the fact that no outbreak has
ccn known to occur in less time than it
rould take a man to travel the distance
rom the nearest place where the disease
lrcadv existed.
Among the new applications of cotton
i ?fa lien in rt-irt in tlio nftnctrnpfinn nf
' VV,...^.V.
ousc, the material employed for this
tirpose being the refuse, which, when
round up with about an equal amount
f straw and asbestos, i9 converted into
aste, and this is formed into large slabs
r bricks, which require, it is said, the
nrdncss of stone, and furnish a really
a!liable building stock.
Professor Tromholt, in Norway,has met
rith partial success in photoraphing
the aurora borealis, a feat
hich his many failures had led him to
ronounco impossible. After exposing
plate for eight and a half minutes he
;cured a negative of un aurora, but the
npression is so very faint that it cannot
e reproduced as a positive.
A novel use for paper has been found
i the manufacture of gas pipes. In adition
to being absolutely tight and
nooth, and much cheaper thun iron, <
lese pipes are of great strength, for
hen the sides are scarcely three-fifths
f an inch thick, they will stand a pros
ire ot more tnan niteen atmospueres.
r buried under the ground they will not
s broken by settlement, uor when vio- 1
ntly shaken or jarred. The material j
sing a bad conductor of heat, the pipes
0 not readily freeze. I
Sea waves, according to observations |
f the United State3 naval hydrogrnphic j
[ficer, show a height of from forty-four i
> forty-eight feet, but those of a height <
renter than thirty feet are not com- !
;only encountered. The longest re
>rde?t wave measured a half-mile from |
est to crest, with a period of twenty- 1
iree seconds. Waves having a length <
1 500 or GOO feet, and periods of ten to J
even seconds, are the ordinary storm .
aves of the North Atlantic. !
Dr. Wormley, in a recent work, con- !
udes, as the result of a most searching ]
udy of the bloods of forty different (
ammals, that "a microscope may enaIc
us to determine with great certainty I
lat a blood is not of a certain animal, J
id is consistent with the blood of man; j
ut in no instance does it in itself enable t
3 to say that the blood is really human 1
indicate from what particular species j
f animal it was derived." The stateenthasa
high medico-legal importance. f
The Boston Journal says: "The 'pure
hite light' of the sun is a delusion of j
lr senses, according to late scientific >
iscovery. The true color of the sun is |
ue, and becomcs white only as we sec 1
through our atmosphere, which acts |
Ice a sort of sieve holding back the ex- j
'ss of blue in the original suulight.
ereaftor the scientific poet will sing of t
ie blue sunshine sifting through the <
aves from the white sky, and 'blue E
ere her eyes,' like the sunbeams fair. E
ccuracy and poetry are not incompati- j
c. 1
While excavating the bed for a new (
id larger gasometer a Dumfries (Scot- j
nd) gas works, the contractor camc
ion a bed of peat, in which were imidded
the trunk of a Scotch fir, six
et in height, with the bark upon it;
eces of elm, oak and hazel, with nuts
id cones, broken antlers, and various
>leopterous remain*. In a quantity of ''
e moss placed under glass the cran- r
rry and other plants have begun to v
rminate after a sleep of centuries. The T
ot, -which is now in the heart of the
wn, is supposed to have formed part E
the bed of a lock in prehistoric times, j:
d three centuries ago a mill dam was li
nstructed at the place which was then
morass. The bed of conglomerate I
i which the peat and other top layers c
st has been found to contain large I
igments of red granite, a rock which v
not known to exist in tnc immediate
cinity. n
SELECT SITTINGS. 1
rilgrims were formerly called palmers," ^
jm the staff or bough of palm they 1
:re wont to carry.
There arc three lunatic Asylums in the *
lited States which have brass bands
mposed of patients.
The franking privilege was abolished 1
Great Britain in 1840, and in the Uni- 0
3 States in 1873. The discontinuance
the privilege saved to the government
this country $2,220,000 annually.
A remarkable specimen larcly exhibited i
the London Zoological society was a
azilian snake which had partly swaltved
a live lizard. The lizard had ti
arly succeeded in eating its way out, d
rough the body of the snake, when c]
ath overtook both creaturcs. g
' The sorrowful tree," flourishing only tl
night, is a singular vegetable of the tl
and of Goa, near Bombay, llalf an p
iur after sunset the tree is full of sweet- a
idling flowers, although none are to ti
seen during the day, a3 they close up h
drop oil with the appearance of the ^
a. t,
Coal is an almost unknown luxury lo c
e Chinese of San Francisco. Their
ride of cooking is to have an empty oil ?
u serve as a stove, upon which they g
acc their tea kettle nr a cooking pan. I
aey start a fire with two or three small h
icks of wood, which they add to ae ^
ey burn, and in this way they manage .
establish a qood degree of heat with t
tic expense. ii
In tho father's house the Roman father
id absolute authority over the son; he r
mid chastise, put in chaius. exile or r
11 him as n slave; he had power of life ?
death over him. The Bon's property J
icame the tattler's, lie could assign a f
ifc to him, divorcc hi en when inarricrl
transfer him to another family bj e
idoption." The son only escaped anr] e
as "emancipated" by a sale of his per- ?
n three times repeated by his father. n
Tlio American Flag1. *
The subject of a flag or standard was H
msidered early in the Continental Con- v
ess; and. on the 14th of June, 1777,
is resolution was passed: t
Resolved, That the flag of tho thirteen t
nited States bo thirteen str/pos, alternate j
d and white; that tho union bo thirteen t
ars, white, in a blue field, representing n j
iw constellation. i
The aJmisssion into the Union, after 1
ic establishment of the present govern- 1
cnt, of Vermont, and Kcntuckv as new '
ates, caused the number of stars and
ripes to be increased to fifteen caeh;
id tho subsequent addition of live other
tatcs led to the following enactincat, ,
iproved on the 5th of April, 1818:
An Act to establish the flag of tho United
La tea I
Be it enacted by the Senate and Houso of
epresontatives of tho United States of
merica in Congress assembled, That from I
id nfter tho 4th day of July next, the flag I
: tho United States l.o thirteen horizontal ,
ripes, alternate rod and white; that tho (
nion be twenty stars, white in a blue field. ]
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, Thut on
admission of every now State into the ,
nion, one star be added to the union of tho
lg; and that such addition shall take effect
i the 4th day of July then next succeeding (
ich admission.
Whenever, therefore, an American
:es this glorious ensign of his country.
10 stripes recall to mind the birth of
ic Republic, with the events that surHinclcd
it; the .stars suggest its wonder11
development in size, in resources,
id in power; and, in homage to tho
ational grandeur and protective authory
which it represents, wherever he beolds
it?whether In mid-ocean floating.
\ the head of a passing ship, or waved
loft in the streets of foreign lands?lie.
fts his hat to it with a pat riot ic feeling
f lilial love and pride.?St. Nicholas.
The "White" House.
The capitol was first occupied in 1800.
t was built of Virginia sandstone which
ras quarried at Acquiacreelc. I lie unite
louse was built of the same quarry. iS'oilier
the capitol nor executive mansion
ras white when originally built. The
tuning of the Interior of both buildings
lackcued the walls so that they had to
e painted white. The executive manIon
has been known as the White Homo
ver since.?New York Herald.
There is a gorge in Yellowstone
'ark where no sound cVq be heard. ,
A ROYAL WEDDING.
The Marriage of Queen Victoria's
Youngest Daughter.
A Brilliant Nuptial Ceremony on
the Isle of Wight,
A London dispatch gives the following particulars
of tho marriago of the Princess
Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Qneen Victoria,
to Prince Henry of BattenGerg:
Tho Isle of Wight was brilliant to day with
hnnnarc flnrrc nnrl wrnftklic mul thn I
gay dresses and glittering decorations of
visitors and guests at the weddine of Princess
Beatrice. The roar of cannon,tho music
of bands, and tho cheering of the popular*
made tho day seem like some great national
holiday. The bridal procession sfcarte 1 from
Osborne palace for tho church at a quarter
past 1 o'clock. Five bands of music,
posted at different points 011 tho route,played
at intervals. Insido the church demi-toilets
were enjoinod for ladies who slopt last night
on the island. Tho guests who arrived from
London to-day were permitted to appear
in morning dress. Tho procession mado its
entrance into tho chuivhalonga covered way
through the churchyard. Tho cqueries
passed in first; tlion followed
the foreign guests and then tho royal
family, w hen all had entered the edifice
tho organist played Handel's occasional overture.
All tho royal ladies present wore
dressos of whito gossamer silk. The Prince
and Princess of Wales did not join in tho procession.
They both waited for it at the entrance
to the church. The princcss of Wales
wore a costumo of white eau do nil. Prince
HQnry, tho bridegroom, wore a whito uniform,
and on the front of his coat were numerous
orders. Ho passod into the church
accompanied by tho members of his royal
house. Tho bridesmaids left tho vestry," in
which they had been waiting,for tho entrance
to the churchyard to receivo tho bride.
The arrival of tho queen with the bride was
heralded with cheers and a royal salute. Tho
pipers played the march "Highland Laddie,"
ind the Spithead's and tho Solont's guns
tnunnerea a granu saiuce. i ne queen entored
the church on tho brido's left. The
Pi iuce of Wales was on the right of the bride,
rhe bridesmaids followed. Princess Beatrice
sowed to the guests on either sido as she advanced
up the aisle. The scone as tho queen,
Iressed in black, with lace, and wearing a
niniature diamond crown, enterod the church
ivas vory impressive. The brido looked very
iretty. She was dressed in ivory satin, with
tfoniton lace. Her hair was artisticnlly ar anged,
and its effect was made more charmng
by a wreath of orango blossoms. Prince
Eienry stood at the south side of the altur,
md awaited the brida
After Wagner's bridal march had been
jlayed the Archbishop of Canterbury read
he service, the bride and bridegroom reiponding
in clear tones which were heard
ihroughout the building. The queen gave
;he brido away. At the close of tho service
Vlendelssohn'B anthem was sung. The queen,
Prince Henry and tho relatives on both sides
tissed the bride. As the bridal party loft the
hurch Mendelssohn's wedding march was
clayed.
The dross which Princess Beatrice will wear
n starting on her bridal trip is of figured
2hina crape of a soft shade of cream color.
l he top is caught up on tho left side by long
oop* witli ends or cream moire riDDon. mo
oops aro driven through buttonholes made
n the skirt She will also wear a dolman of
he samo material, having two square ends in
:ront trimmed with Irish lace.
The bridesmaids' dresses were of embroidired
silk muslin over ivory satin and petti:oats
of flounces of Mechlin lace with a deiign
of orange flower buds ovor a satin corage
trimmed with the samo lace.
A special London dispatch says that the
tiarriage of Princess Beatrice was opposed by
ler eldest sister, wife of tho crown prince of
termany. and that tho latter was not present
it the wedding, nor was an invitation sent to
inv member of the reigning German family.
LATER NEWS
Five men whilo under tho influence of
iquor attempted to cross tho Susquehanna
iver at Wilkesbarre, Penn., in a small boat,
rhen the boat was capsized and three of them
re re drowned.
The President has appointed Samuel H.
tuck to be postmaster nt New Orleans; Bcnimin
E. Russell, nt Bainbridge, Ga.; Wiliam
H. Dawloy, at Antigo, Wis.
A phoclamatiox has been issued by the
'resident directing the cattlemen in the
-'heyenno and Arapahoe reservation, in the
ndian Territory, to remove their cattlo
rithin forty days.
The French artist Schoonverke has comaitted
suicide. He was a member of the
?gion of honor.
A sheik has arrivod at Cairo, Egypt, who
leclares that he witnessed tho funeral of the
"also Prophet.
Several persons were burned to death and
ixteen houses consumed at a fire near Aix,
'ranee.
Heavy rains and disastrous floods in tho
nterior of Japan are cansing great suffering
imone tho inhabitants.
A BUSINESS REVIVAL.
'a?terii ."Hnnnfnctiirori* Itccrivln?
Heavy Order* From the Nontli.
A Boston dispatch says that an unusual ac
vity has prevailed in tho boot and shoo trado
uring tho past fow weeks, and this Las inreased
within ten days to such a degree as to
ivo encouragement to manufacturers
iroughout Massachusetts, In speaking of
lis matter to a Globe reporter, General A.
. Martin said that this was generally
dull month, but that duplicate,
riplicate, and even quadruple* orders
ave lieon coining in lrom tho South so fast
lat dealer.; hero had all tlioy could attend to.
ho business has been gradually improving
Dr four or five months, but tho rush has
omc, ho said, within ten days. It signifies
hat stocks of goods have bean small throughut
the country, and buyers are now obliged
d supply themselves for tha fall trado, and
eneral improvement of business must result,
'eople aro not buying for speculation, but
ooause they need the goods.
"I havo always observed throughout my
msiness experience," said General Martin,
'that when we have had a good demand from
he South it has inevitably been followed by
mproved business all over the country. Thoy
lo not manufacture the goods there. They
iuy what they need when they need it. These
eorders mean simply a large"consumption of
aw material from all parts of tho country?
f hides*wool, cotton and all classes of goods,
t means that i>eople aro to bo employed, and \
v hen people art* employed they spend money
reely."
A man who was present at n recent confernco
of dry goods men and cotton and wooln
manufacturers said that every 0110 who
xpressed himself upon tho subject was niakng
preparat ions to meet an increasing donand,
ancl firmly expected that machinery
kould be in active operation in every New
England mill before many months in order
o meet that demand, and somo merchants
re already calling back salesmen and clerks
rho had been senl away early in tho season.
In reviewing tho situation tho Glubc says:
'This means th.> starting up of tho fuetorioi,
he employment of many hands, and a reiction
in the dull markets of the raw materials.
Men of sound judgment will not spe in
his merely accidental, isolated, or temporary
mprovenfent, but, realizing that all our comneicial
enterprises are governed by the same
aws and subject to the samo influences, will
mdcrtaud that this is but tho forerunner of
jeneral return of confidents and activity."
A TRIPLE TRAGEDY,
\ Kentucky iTIarslml Kill" Three
Men mid h Won 11(10(1 Iliniiolf.
A tragic affray in which threo men were
killed and another fatally wounded lias o::urrel
at Stepstone, K3*. Tho tragedy
jrew out of the revival of a-i old grudge between
the town marshal, Ferry Oakley, and
John Smith. The men met in a store,
and Smith tried to pick a uuarrel.
Very few words wero exchanged before
Oakley iireel 011 Smith. Before Smith
rwilrl return tho firu liu was shot dead in llis !
tracks. Nuto Osborn, a friend of Smith's,
name up and fired at Oakley, and ho, too,was
shot in the breast, just below the heart, dying
half an hour afterward.
Henry Smith, a brother of John, was next
shot twice, once in the head just behind tho
left ear, and in tho breast under the heart.
He died at nine o'clock p. M. .John Smith's
body was left in the store, but the wounded
men were taken to the house of R. McUuire,
where they both died.
Later in the evening, as Meduir? was goin<>
between his house and tho store with a loaded
shot gun in his hand, he was liivd on by (>akley
without oll'ect. McOuitv returned tho
fire with one barrel of his gun, the shot
taking oirect in Oakley's right oyo, neck and
body. Oakley was also shot by unknown
parties.
TRAFFIC IN INFANT&
Chinamen Purchasing WIiMc Clill
drcn In San Frnnclwco.
A San Francisco dispatch says: Another
white girl baby lias been found in the possession
of Chinese foster parents in a loathsome
den in Chinatown. The Mongolians having
the child in charge said sbo was two years
old and had been named Chuen Ho. She
cost them originally 100, and as she was
sickly they had paid to physicians
over three times the purchase price. Tho
baby was given in charge of the society for
tho prevention of cruelty to children. This
mak:s twenty-six white girls taken from
Chinese, to whom they have been sold by inhuman
parents or mercenary nurses, within
tho last year.
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NEWS SUMMARY
Faatern nnd middle state*.
Three young poople?Miss Agnes Roe, Mr.
William Tichenor aud Mr. Jonn Hedden?
wore drowned the other evening while yachting
off Pachogue, Long Island. They were
knocked off the yacht by the boom's swinging
suddenly around.
Joseph F. Cottringer, indicted in Philadelphia
for the embezzlement of $147,500 and
the forgery of stock certificates, pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to four years' imprisonment.
John Roach, the famous builder of iron
ships under contract with the United States
navy department, has mado an assignment in
New York for the benefit of his creditors.
Mr. Roach says the creditors will be paid in
full, and that his failure is due to Secretary
Whitney's recent action concerning the dispatch
steamer Dolphin. The extensive iron
works owned by Mr. Roach in Now York
have been dosed.
Rev. Dr. S. Iren'^us Prisie, a prominent
Presbyterian divine, for many years senior
editor of the New York Observer and author
of numorous works, died tho other day in
Manchester, Yt.
Fire has destroyed the main construction
shops of tho New York and New England
Hailroad company at Norwood, Mass., causing
a total loss of $200,000.
A fire at New Brighton, Rtnten Island,
destroyed the Windsor Piaster mills, 000 feet
long. " The loss is about $250,000.
A Philadelphia dispatch states that an
alliance has been formed between tho New
York Central and the Pennsylvania railroads
by which rates aro to bo restored, and the
business of the linoi is to be put on a paying
basis. It is further stated that the ailianno
also means a bitter war against the Baltimore
and Ohio road.
John Gaunt, in jail at Hobokcn, N. J.,
for stabbing his wife to death, committed
suicide in his cell by hanging.
Three workmen were instantly killed and
two others fatally injured by the explosion
of a blast in a railroad cut near Fort Littleton,
Penn.
The extreme heat which has prevailed in |
uoarly all parts of this country resulted in
about double the usual number of daily
deaths in New York city, where tfco thermometer
went up to ninaty-cijrht in the shade.
A great many cases of deaths and prostra 1
tions from sunstroke have also been reported.
A schooner brought into Portland, Mo., '
the other day, a monster turtle seven feet
two inches long and weighing 1,000 pounds
The attorney-general of Now Jersey se- j
cured injunctions restraining two hundred ,
corporations in the State from transacting i
business. The injunctions were issued bo- ,
cause the corporations have not paid the assessments
levied by the State board of assessors.
,
Judge T. Lyle Dickf.y, of the Illinois
supremo court, died a few clays ago at At- :
lantic City, N. .J.
Konth anil Weft
Johnny Skae, who was known to mining
men in San Francisco six years ago as the
"father of the Sierra Novada bonanza," and
who at one period of his checkered career
could sign his check for S 10,000,000, died
thero n faw days since in extreme poverty.
Eaton Mills, a notorious colored desperado,
was hanged for murder at Halifax, N.
C. David Acles, also colored, suffered a similar
fate for a like crime at Helena, Ark.
Thomas J. Boasso, chief of tho New Orleans
detective force, was shot and fatally
wounded by Mary C. Kuhn, whom he had
enticed into pretended matrimony by a false
marriage certificate.
United States troops have hemmed in the
1,200 Cheyennes from whom trouble was expected
on the Kansas l>order, and danger of
an outbreak is practically ended.
On a wager of $1,000 Joseph Kist dived
from the top of tho big bridg* in St. Louis
into the Mississippi, aclistanco of ninety feet.
He struck tho water headfirst, and was much
exhausted, but escaped injury.
Six persons?three men and their wiveswere
drowned while trving to cross a swollen
stream near Douglas, Kansas, in two wagons.
A son of ono couplo was tho only survivor.
John Daniels, of Mount Junction, 111.,
was marriod the other morning and killed in
tho afternoon by his father-in-law, who had i
opposed tho match.
Charles JacksoS, who lives in tho moun- |
tnins of West Augusta, Va., in a frenzy of
rago dragged cis cniid irom its cradie and i
dashed out its brains. IIo then knocked I f
down his wife and fled. f
Governor Martin, of Kan-as, has issued j >
a proclamation providing for the prevention i
of the importation of infectious cattle into
tho Stato. n
A car containingsoldiors on their way to t
Asheville, N. C., to atten I the first encamp- *
ment of State troops held in the South since I
the war, was overturned ten miles from t
Asheville. Fourteen men were wounded, c
four of tbem seriously, but none were killed. I f
Train loads of visitors were present in Ashe- ! '
ville, from Tennessee, Georgia, South Caro- j e
lina,.North Carolina and \ irginia, and the I r
whole city was decorated. | c
A crowd of men forcibly entered the jail ?
at Minden, Ln., and shot to death two colored
prisoners accused of murder.
d
Tl'uhtnglom f
Further appointments by tho President: t
Alexander Davozae, of Kentucky, to bo con <]
sul of the United States at Nantes. United
States Marshals?William M. Desmond, a
northern district of Iowa: Reuben B. Pleas- t
ants, eastern district of Louisiana; Richard ?
B. Reagan, eastern district of Toxas; Charles s
M. Nowlin, district of Delaware. United f
States District Attorney s- John D. Burnott, ?
southern district of Alabama; Charles B. "
Ilaury, northern district of Mississippi;
George E. Bird, district of Mnine.
The chief of the bureau of statistics reports 3
that the number of emigrants arrived in tho
United States durins tho fiscal year ended ]j
June HO, 18"^), was :>>j7,H21, being 1:22,018 less tl
than tho emigration during tho preceding ?
fiscal year and 401,171 less than during the
year ended June 1SS-, tho year of the f]
greatest emigration. p
The postotllce department Has received a n
dispatch stating that the assistant postmaster o
at Portsmouth, < !hio, had fled with ?'i,00J be- S
longing to the government. >
ii
The President has made tin following tl
further appointments: Charles Spalding of p
Kansas to be receiver of public moneys at q
Topeka, Kan.; Samuel Thanhouser of Kan- t<
fas to be receiver of public moneys at Gar- b
den City, Kan.; Edward J. Dawne of Ore- si
Ron to l:o United States judge for tin district ti
of Alaska; M. L. Ball of Alaska to be United n
States attorney for tho district of Alaska; p
Barton Atkins of New York to he United c
States marshal for tho district of Alaska; a
Arthur H. Keeler of Alabama to be United b
States marshal for tbo uorthern district of tl
Alabama. Postmasters: Joseph K. Bogert, c
Wilkesbarre, Penn.: Miles J. lunloii, Streat- n
on, 111.; Charles K. Gallagher, Snlamama. N. e
Y.; John L. Ilandley, Fairiield, 111.; S. Bar- fi
clay Badebaugh, Urbana, 111.; Clinton Bo- u
Betto, Dekalb, III.; George P. Sanford, Lau- n
tine. Mich. t'
a
The President has appointed William II. v
MoTett. of New Jersey, nn Kpiscopil minis- ^
ter, to bo consul at Athens, and John Dev- 1
lin, of Michigan, to be consul at Windsor, ?
Out. Mr. Devlin has been assistant labor 1
commissioner of Michigan.
s
Secretary Manning has sent out a circus ,
lar inviting from manufacturers nnd other j
their views as to tho feasibility of simplifying
the tariir and making the duty specific, (
so as to protect home industries. fi
__ _ f
lorclfn. j
The failure of the Munster bank at Cork
has caused a run 011 other Irish banks. t
The British steamer Willingale, from 1
Madi as for Boston, has be?n totally wreck?I. f
Tho captain and part of tho crew wero
drowned. I
Hundreds of people are dyfng dnily in |
Spain of Asiatic cholora. [
j
Two hundred persons were poisoned by j
ico cream at Riposto, Sicily, during a public
holiday. A crowd severely punished tho
vender, who narrowly escaped with Iih lifo.
A madman arrested near Venice, Italy, for
kidnapping, confessed that ho stoln, killed
and ate a number of children becausa ho was
starving.
A panic has occurred in Vienna financial
circuits on account of tho revival of AngloRussian
war rumors, and many failures bavo
followed.
A soldier at Bombay, India, who had
bcpn reduced in rank, shot dead several native
ollicers.
More than fifty persons were killed and
much properly was destroyed during the ro- j
cent recurrence of earth'iuako shocks in the
Valo of Cashmere, India. Tho samo district
has also been visited with disastrous Hoods
which have seriously damaged tho crops.
M. Er,y, a French aeronaut, has been lost :
at sea while making a balloon ascent. I 1
A battle in which 1,000' mon were killed j '
hns just taken placo between the revolution- .
ists anil government troops in the United ,
States of Colombia. Tho government troops ; 5
were worsted.- J '
Intelligence has been receivod from ,
"WoAfrica that tho king of 1 >ahomoy, with ]
many followers, mado a raid on tho villages ,
under French protection noar 1'orto Novo. ,
His troops indulged in wholesale massacres j
of the inhabitants and burned all their dwell- j
ings. One thousand youths and women
wero taken prisoners and carried back into ,
Dahoiney to lie oaten by thoir captors.
A Plymouth (England) dispatch says that
the Liverpool and London steamer Cheerful i
foundered through a collision, and that eleven j
persons on board wero drowned.
A large forco of Arab rebels attacked 1
Kassala, but wero ropulsed with a loss of I
:J,000 in killed nnd wounded. The garrison ! '
at Kassala, following up their victory, cap- |
tured the rcbol ennip, with :.',000 oxen and j
sheep and 700 riMop.
I .vail Spain on tho 2'd there wero 2,.'!'57 {
cases of cholera, and !>?1 deaths from the dis- !
caso.
El Mahth, tho Falso rrophet, is reported
to ha vo die-l of smallpox.
Eight marriod men were drowne I at Yarmouth,
Englund, by the upsetting of tho lifeboat
in which they, with seven others, were
going to the assistance of a vessel in distress.
y
THE LAST SCENE.
How General Grant Passed Away
at Mount McGregor.
Sinking Quietly to East in the
Presence of his Family.
The story of the impressive scene at Gen
ornl Grant's death-bed is vividly told in the
following dispatch from Mount McGrdgor:
A few minutes before 8 o'clock this
morning Drs. Douglas, Shrady, and Sands
stood on the cottage veranda conversing of
the condition of General Grant, and discussing
tho probabilities of his death and tho limit of
life left the sick man. Mrs. Sartoris and the
stenographer, Mr. Dawson, were conversing
a little distance awnj*, when Henry, the nurse,
stepped hastily upon tho piazza and spoke
quietly to tho physicians. Ho told them ho
thought the general was very near to death.
The medical men hastily entered the room
whero the sick man was lying and approached
his sido. Instantly upon scanning the patient's
face Dr. Douglas ordered the family
to be summoned to the bclside. Mrs. Grant,
Mr. Jc?so Grant and wifo, U. S. Grant. Jr..
and wifo, and Colonol Grant's wife were
quickly beside tho doctors at the sick man's
cot. Mrs. Sartoris and Mr. Dawson had followed
the doctors in from tho piazza, and tho
entiro family was present, except Colonel
Fred Grant." A hasty summons was sent for
him, but ho entered the sick-room while
the messenger was searching for him.
Tha colonel seated himself at tho head of tho
bed, with his left arm resting upon the pillow
abovo tiio tiean oi itie genorni,wno was ureuming
rapidly and with slightly gaiping respirations.
Mrs.Grant,calm but with intense agitation
bravely suppressed, took n ssat e'oso
by the bedside. She leaned slightly upon the
cot, resting upon her right elbow, and gazing
with tear-blinded eyes into tho general's face.
She found there, however, no token of recognition.
Mrs. Sartoris camo behind her
mother, and leaning over her shoulders so
witnessed the close of her father's life. Directly
behind Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Sartoris,
and at a little distance removed stood Drs.
Douglas, Shrady and Sands. On the opposite
side of tho bed from his mother and directly
before hor stood Josae Grant and TJ. S.
Grant, Jr., and near the corner of the cot on
tho sam? side as Josae and near to each was
Mr. N. E. Dawson, the General's stenogra-1
pher and confidential secretary. Atthefootof
the bed and gazingdiroctlv down into the general's
face were Mrs. Fred. Grant, Mrs. IT. S.
Grant, Jr., Mrs. Jesse Grant, while somowhat,
remove I from tho family, Henry, the nurse,and
Harrison Tyrrel, the goneral's boiy servant,
wero watching tho closing life of patient and
tiaster. Dr. Newman had repaired to tho
hotel to breakfast and was not present. The
general's little grand-children, U. S. Grant,
Jr., and Noll^e, were sleeping in the nursery
"oom. Otherwise the entire family houselold
was gathered around tho bedside of tin
lying man.
The members of tho croup had been summoned
not a moment too soon. Tho doctors
noted on entering the room and pressing to
the bedside that already the purplish tinge
~P flinnflla />f final rllccnlil. I
iVUIUIl IS UIl'J UL l/UO 9IK,UU<o wi. * ?.?
tion linil settled beneath tho finger nails. Tlie
band that Dr. Douglas lifted was fast growng
cold. The pulse had fluttered beyond the
joint whore the physicia n could distinguish
t from thejpulso beats in his own finger tips.
Respiration was very rapid, and was a suclesaion
of shallow panting inhalation; but
tappily as the end approached the patient
.vas becoming relieved' of tho rattling
'ullness of throat and lungs; as the respiration
grew more rapid at the closo. it also became
lesi labored and almost noiseless. This
tact was in its results a comfort to the watch
ts to whom was spared the scene of other
ban a peaceful death. Mrs. Grant almost
:onsfantly stroked tho facc, forehead, and
mrds of tho dying general: and at times
iresssd both his*hands, and leaning forward
onderly klssod the face of the sinking man.
Colonel Fred Grant sat silently, but with ovilent
fooling, though his bearing was that of a
ol lierlyson at the death-bed of a hero-father.
). S. Grant, Jr., was deeply moved. Jesse
lorotho scene steadily and the ladies while
patching with wet checks were silent
Tho morning had passed five minutes bo'ond
8 o'clock. Dr. Douglas noted the n?arioss
of the supremo moment, and quietly aplroachodtho
bedside, and bent above it. The
rrny-hniro I physician's grief s?cmfd closely
illied with that of tha family. Dr. Shrady
ilso drew nonr. It was saven minutes past 8
('clock, and tho eyes of the general wore
losing. His breathing grew more hushed.
V peaceful expression seemed to be deepening
n tho (Irm and strong-lined race.
A minute more passed as tho general drew
i deeper broatli. There was an oxhalation like
hat of one relieved of long and anxious tenion.
Tho members of the group were implied
a step nearer tho bed, and each waited
o note tho next respiration: but it never
nmo. No sound broke tho silence 'save the
linging of birds in tho ptne3 outside the cotage.
and tho measured throbbing of the
rigino that all nicht had waited by the littlo
nountain depot down tho slope. "It is all |
>ver,'! quietly spoke Dr. Douglas, and there i
amerthen heavily to oach the realization
hat General firant was dead.
Then tho doctors withdrew, tho nurse
losed down the eyelids and composed tho
lead general's head, after which each of the
amily group pressrd to the bedside one after
ho other and tou died their lips upon the
uiet face.
Dr. Shrady pa-sed out upon the piazza and
s ho did so met Dr. Newman hastening up
lie steps. " IIo is dead," remarked Dr.
ihrady. quietly. Tho fact of having boon abjnfc
from tho side of the dying man and his
<im in at. tvi? (i p.hk* of severe re
rot to tho clergyman wlio liact wnitea an ]
ight at the cottage. lie hud been summoned
moment too late.
It is not known that General Grant uttered '
word after asking for a glass of water at j
o'clock.
Dr. Shrady this morning under tho headiiia
"At Last, " SMit to tho Medical Record, !
Iio following ollicial bulletin of General
rrant's dying hours:
"Sinco our last bulletin was written the |
nal change has com? to General Grant. He j
ossed peacefully away at 8 o'clock Thursday
lorning. On the morning of the day previ- I
u3 Dr. Douglas summoned Drs. Panels and I
hrady to meet him in consultation at xMount I
IcGregor, as General Grant was sinkig,
and death seemed imminent. On I
heir arrival the patient was found in a very I
rostrate 1 condition, with feeble and fre
uent puls3, rapid respiration, and inability i
3 swallow. He was suffering no pain, but j
y his listless manner was apparently contious
that death was near. It was decided j
3 sustain his vital powers to the utmost, and
lake his approaching end as comfortable as !
ossible. The disposition to cough had
easerl, and the respiration, although much j
ccelerated. was not mechanically impeded I
, J 1 At. fhn i
y accuinuiatea uiui-u* wi?iui.? ? ,
lino of the consultation ho ;vns in his easy I
hair occupied so constantly by him day ami i
ight for the past five months. Toward !
vening, by his own request, he was trans- I
srreil to liis bed. whore he rested quietly |
ntil his death. As was anticipated by the I
lodical gentlemen in attendance, be con- |
inued to sink, dwpito the stimulants locally i
pplied and hypodermicnlly administered,
tinfenr of a nainful and nzonizing death I
vas Happily ror mm, as for lir.tanniy, not resized.
He simply passed awt\V by a .gradual |
tnd ea*y cessation of the heart's action. Thus |
le was spared much ot the suffering which j
vould have been inevitable had his general ,
trengtli allowed tho throat disease to protress
in its usual way. For so much, at ;
east, there is reason for thankfulness.
"At a future tinio a scientific review of the ;
aso will lie presented to our readers, giving j
uoh data as may be necofsarv to explain the
liagnosis arrived at ami the methods of
reatm?nt pursued."
Soon after Drs. Douglas and Shrndy left j
lie deathbed they converged fet-lin^ly of tha j
ast hours of General (Grant's life Tin pulse
irwf lio/l iiultnfitnH n fiiilurn nnd I ho intellect I
vns last to succumb. It; clearness ami conicious
tenacity were shown after midnight <
ast night through an incident nt I! o'clock.
'Do yon want anything, father?"' questioned (
Colonel Fred at that hour. "Water," whiskered
the eeneral, huskily, but when offered
ivaferand milk thoy were ejected. That one !
vord of response was the last utternuco of i
Jencrnl Grant.
Pr. Douglass remarke 1 that tho peculiarity j
>f General Grant's death was explained in |
ho remarkable vitality that seemed to pre- i
:ent an obstaclo to tho approach of death. It
vas a gradual passing away of the vital
orces, and a rellox consciousness, t!m doctor !
bought, was retained to tho Inst. Tho j
'i?nr>ml (litxt nf sIwai* o*hniistinn niui n iter- I
ectly painless sinking awnv. "Yes." inter- \
iocted Or. Slira.'lv, "the peivral dreaded pain :
iVhen lit1 felt ho had begun sinking, anil lie I
iskoil thnt In? should not ho permitted to stif- ;
or. Tho promise was made, and it has been
jopt. Since ho commenced to sink Tuesday
right he has been frc-o of pain."
Toward tho last no fond was t-ikrn, but
rhon a wot cloth was pressed to his lips he
.von Id suck from it. tho water to moisten his
iiouth. During the general's last night Dr.
Shradv was constantly within call. lb-.
Douglas was all nicrht at th" mttacre. Dr. !
Sands s'ept at the ho*el after midnight.
Within twenty minute; aft."r the death of j
'Sonera I Grant. Karl Gerhardt, .a Harford i
wulntor. who lias (icon making a study here |
if tho general, was summoned to the cottage I
it, the suggestion of Dr. Newman lo make a
ulaster mask of tho dead man's faro. Ho was !
uglily successful. Within a hclf hour after
tho general's death tho waiting engine at tho
mouulain depot was on tho way to Saratoga
to bring the undertaker, to place the body on
ice.
An onilnlniT from Now York wa; also
;ummonc l to presorvo General Grant's body.
President Clcvrlnnd's Proclanialloii^
'.uj, . ? 1
lUOfl JUUT t'lfj.'ll. II riWK A. .?!.? I UMPinii
C'levolnnd was informed of the ilnntli of (!enpral
Grant. He immr? lintelv directed tlmt
the tine on the White House should he pla-od
nt half Jimst. Tl:e lowering of tho ling wa?
the first, iutimnti >u that the citi/ens of Washington
had of the death of the distinguished
general. A few minutes after the White
House flag was placed nt half mast, the Mays
on all the public buildings and on many private
houses were plaeeil in like position. The
In'IIs of th? city were tolled. Hnsiness men
immediately be^iin draping their homes with
mourning. While the bells tolled President
Cleveland sent the fol'owing despatch to Mrs.
Grant nt Mount McGregor:
''Accept this expression of my herrtfelt
sympathy in this hour of your great atllic
tion. The reipleof tho nation mourn with
you. and would reach, if they c ould, with
kindly comfort, tho depths of the sorrow
which is yours alone and which only the pity
of God can heaL"
Tho following proclamation was afterward
issued by tho President:
The President of the United States has just
received the sad tidings of the death of that
illustrious citizen and ex-President of tho
United States, General Ulysses S. Grant, at
Mount McGregor, in the State of New
York, to which place ho had lately been rernovod
in the endeavor to prolong his life.
In making this announcement to the people
of tho United States, the President is impressed
with the magnitude of the public loss
of a (rreat military leader, who was in the
hour of victory magnanimous; amid disaster,
serene and self sustained; who in every
station, whether as a soldier or as a C hief
Magistrate twice called to power by his fellow
countrymen, tro.l unswervingly the pathway
of duty undeterred by doubts, singlemindod
and straightforward. Tho entire
country has witnessod with deep emotion his
prolonged and patient struggle with painful
disease, and has watched by his couch of suffering
with tearful sympathy.
Tho destined end has como at last, and his
spirit has returned to the Creator who sent it
forth. The great heart of the nation that
followed him, when living, with lovo and
pride, bows now in sorrow above him dead,
tenderly mindful of his virtues, his great pa
triotic services, and of the loss occasioned by
his death.
In testimony of respect to tho memory of
General Grant, it is ordered that the executive
mansion and the several departments at
Washington bo draped in mourning for a
period of thirty days, and that all public business
shall on the day of the funeral bo suspended;
and the secretary of war and of the
navy will cause orders to bo issued for appropriate
military and naval honors to be rendered
on that day.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this twentythird
day of July, a. d. one thousand eight
hundred and eighty-live, and tho independence
of tho United States the one hundred and
tenth. Grover Cleveland.
By tho President:
T. F. Bayard,
Secrotary of State.
The President also Issued an order directing
that all the executive departments of the
government be closed at 1 o clock p. m. as a
mark of rcspoct to the memory of General
Grant.
Upon receipt of the news of the death of
General Grant, the following telegram was
sent to Colonel F. D. Grant by General S. S.
Diiraon, ^ommnnaer-in-^uioi 01 we i?rana
Army of the Republic:
"Expressing tho profound grief of the
Grand Army of the Republic upon tho death
of the greatest of our comrades on behalf of
its 300,000 members, I tender to your honored
mother and to all the afflicted family
their heartfelt sympathy. I pray you
have me advised as soon as arrangements for
the last sad rites are determined upon.''
Governor Hill also issued a proclamation
announcing to the citizens of New York the
death of Gsncral Grant, paying a tribute to
his genius as a soldier, and his patience in
suffering;, directing that the flags on nil public
buildings be displayed at half mast until
his burial, and requesting the people to display
emblems of mourning.
Mr?. Grant and family received innumerable
telegrams of sympathy from every part
of th3 country, from governors of States,
mayors of citios, public exchanges, soldiers
who fought on both sides in tlip late war,
members of Congress and private citizens.
The t'nlvenal Grief. *
Hundreds of dispatches from all parts of
tho country told of the reception of tho news
of General Grant's death. In cities and villages
in every State in the Union bolls were
tolled, public and private buildings wore
draped in black, flags wero hung at half mast,
and in many places public meetings were
held, at which speeches were nmdo and resolutions
of sympathy pass?d. Similar meetings
of municipal bodies were also held, and
preparations for memorial services were
made. In Philadelphia sixty-three strokes
were given by the bell in Independence Hall,
one for each year o[ tho general's life, in
concord, in. n., doiu Drancnes ui mo legislature
adjourned immediately on receiving
the news. At Long Branch the
great annual ball at the Wost End
rink, for which fashionable visitors had
been making unusual preparations, was immediately
postponed for a we^k. In many I
towns courts, city offices, and business exchanges
were immediately closed. Everywhere
meetings of Grand Army posts were
held to preparo for the observation of the
funeral ceremonies. In Washington all government
departments were closed, and the
great public buildings and the White House
were most elaborately draped in mourning,
the display of crape fully equaling that on
the occasion of Garfield's death.
When the news was roceivod in Springfield,
111., a meeting of citizens was convened
at the court house, at which General John
M. Palmer presided. The mayor was directed
to send a dispatch on behalf of tb& city -to
Mrs. Grant, offering a resting-placo there
for the remains of General Grant Subsequent
to the meeting an association to bo
known as the Grant Monument association
was formed and incorporated under the State ,
law for the purpose of erecting a suitable
monument to Grant, to be located at or near
Springfield.
Public expressions of sorrow, and the display
of tokens of mourning were general
throughout the Southern States. Governor
McEnery of Louisiana issued a proclamation
calling upon the people to do honor to the
memory of the dead general, and ordering
tho firing of minute guns the next day, and on
the day of the funeral.
Tho Georgia legislature passed resolutions
of regret and adjournod on receipt of tho
news.
In Galena, 111., where Grant lived at tho
breaking out of the war, business was practically
suspended, and the town was completely
draped in mourning.
Many expressions of sympathy and sorrow
came from abroad. Mr. Gladstono sent this
dispatch through tho Associated Press:
"Mr. Gladstono has heard with regrot tho
sad news of General Grant's death. He ventures
to assuro the bereaved family of the i
sympathy he feels with them in their afflic- j
tion at the loss of one who had rendered his
country such signal services as a general and
a statesman."
Flags were displayed at half mast on many
buildings in London. Tho London pajwrs
gave many columns to reviews of Grant's
\lf~ A,.KU.famAnfa
In Canada flaps hung at half mast, in Montreal
and other cities, and there were many J
public expressions of sorrow.
In Mexico the news was received with j
many expressions of regret. The Mexican
editors, then in Washington, requested that
tho banquet to bo given to them at Willard's
be abandoned, and sent this dispatch to Kres- j
ident Diaz:
"Tho excursionists of the associated pre-s of
Mexico send to you, and through you to the
Mexican republic, their profound sympathy
for tho death of the illustrious American
hero. General Ulysses S. Grant, in whom
Mexico has lost one of her best friends."
"louis biel
Tlio Trial oT flic Hobcl for
ffligh Treason Uegtin.
The trial of Louis Kiel fur high treason j
opened at Kegiua, Manitoba, the other day, '
Iwfore iSti|>endiary Magistrate Richardson, I
associated with Justice Henry I-o June. I
The court room was packed to
tho doors. Kiel, escorted by a
largo detachment of mounted police,
entered the court room looking quite cheerful
and unconcerned. He was neatly dressed,
woro a full beard, and his long, black hair
gave him a rather romantic appearance. Ho ,
smiled ns ho took a scat in the dock, j
and exchanged greetings with his conn- t
sel. .Although tho oyo:s of tho
wholo court room were upon him, ho never
ilin lied, and acted in a most gentlemanly
manner. Being asked if ho had been supplied
with a copy of the indictment, Kiel replied
in a linn, deep voice, 'T have, your
Honor.''
Lawyer Fitzpatrick for the defense read an
appeal which set forth that the court ought
not to take cogniz nice of tho offenses charged
agaii.st Kiel because they aro punishable
with death, and protesting that Iliel should
bo sent for trial to Upper Canada or British
Columbia.
.Mr. Robinson for tho prosecution contends!
that parliament wa< supreme over any [
other .tribunal, ami its legislation should be
respected as absolute.
Tho judge overruled the plea of Kiel's counsel.
The latter then tiled a demurrer to tho j
information 011 the ground that it was insulli- |
cient, as it did not state Kiel's nationality.
After a brief argument by the counsel for |
Kiel the douiurrer was overruled. Kiel bo
ing again askrd to plead, said: "I have tlio
honor to answer to tho court that I am not
guilty."
During tho arguments Reil maintained a
quiet air and watched tlio proceedings closely,
frequently prompting his lawyers. Ho
was in 110 way agitated. He said that God is
011 his Md'1 and he has no fear as to the result
of the trial. After tlie adjournment hi* was
sent hack to tlio barracks, where ho will be
sent every night for safe keeping.
On application of Ileil's counsel tho trial
as adjourned for one week.
BURNED TO DEATH.
six Small Children l,nsc tlirlr l.lvoi
| m in tlic Finnic*.
j The other night about 11 o'clock the
house of Josiah M. Kvans, a small, two-story
; lo" Imt three miles from Grayhamton, Clear
field county, Feini., was destroyed by fire,
iiul six of his children, ranging in ago from
six to lifteen years, perished in tho flames,
i llvans was awakened by strange noises, and
under the impression that burglars wero
j about took t?? his gun and went outside
j to investigate. To his ltorror
lie discovered liis humble dwelling in flames.
He quickly -rave tho alarm, but betoro ho
! could reach his six children, who were sleeping
on the second floor, tho root' fell iii, and
in a few minute.-, tile building was all ablaze,
j Ills wife and three younsrer children.sleeping
on tli.' lower floor, were taken out safely, but
j rli' parents were forced to see tho others
burned before their eves. Tlv- father insists
I hat tho (iro was undoubtedly the work of an
j incendiary, and in this opinion others shore.
KILLING HIS KEEPER. --M
^ ;>
.';3
A Circus Elephant's Punishment
lor Taking Human Life.
Shot to Death by Riflemen in New
Hampshire.
? - m
TLe huge elephant Albert, belonging to
the Barnum show, killed his keeper, James
McCormick, professionally known as James
Sweeney, at Nashua, N. H., on July 18.
Sweeney's body, enclosed in an olegant
nooNnf ?l-: U-* *- *?r
vuoaci, iiao aui^-u lU UU mUllVeS lib -31 an*
cheater. The entire company, headed by the
principal band playing appropriate aire, es- ' v \
corted the body to the depot and paid the
last respects to their dead comrade, at 6
o'clock this morning. The ceremony was an
imposing one and was witnessed by many .
residents.
During tho afternoon performance of the
circus Mr. James S. Hutchinson, one of the
managers, announced that as the elephant
had taken human life he should be shot immediately
after the performance and requested
any members of the Keene Light
guards who might be in the audience to report
to thoir captain at the door of the museum
canvas. At 4:30 P. M. thegiaut Albert,
loaded with chains and preceded by the
head trainers. Arstingstall and Newman, ^
marched forth from tlio menagerie, followed
by thirty-three riflemen and nearly
all tho members of the show. The procession
crossod a long field and passed down into a
long ravine near the river. Here the ele- pbant
was securely chained to the trunks _ y
ul auuio jai^u uiucs aim tuu riiiumen were*
drawn up in line fifteen paces from his head
and side. At this stage of the proceedings -\i
the great animal seemed to instinctively feel
that something unusual was about to occur,
for he began to trumpet in a truly piteous
manner. -"'#4)
George Arstingstall, the trainer, drew a .
chalk line around the animal's heart and one
around the brain as targets for the sharpshooters.
Tho commands "ready, aim,"
were given. Arstingstall cried "Albert," the '
monster raised his head in obedience to the
last command of his keeper and as the word
"fire," accompanied by the report of thirtythree
military rifles rang out, the animal fell
dead in his chains without a struggle or a cry.
The execution was witnessed by fully 2,000
people, who gave a great shout a3 the
man-slayer fell. Albert was an Asiatic elo- , * ;
phant and leader of the performing herd. He
was next in size to Jumbo and has until quite
recently been considered one of the safest of
the herd. A telegram was sent to the managers
of the Smithsonian institution museum,
Washington, donating tho remains to that
institution. The authorities answered immediately
that they would send men to take
charge, and thanked tho donors for the pres
!"* .
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC.
"TVirrwe Grapix," a posthumous opera
by Flotow, has made a hit at tho Buda- v"
Pesth, Hungary.
M. Audran has finished an operretta in
three acts called " La Belle Fermiere." The
book is by Mr. Farnie, and the work .will be
produced at the Comedy theatre in London.
Notwithstanding the fun that occasionally
poked at her, the Viscountess Folkestone
still continues to lead her ladies' string
band and chorus, consisting of 130 perform- J!
era, '
In tho United States navy the flagship of
each station has a brass band, paid for by the
government. The smaller ships have string
bands, composed of sailors from the ships'
companies. . T-.4S0
Miss Marie Vasoni is in Switzerland On t >' ??
her return to Paris she is to look for a piece
adapted to her abilities and play in it exclusively.
If it prove a success sne is to bring
it to America.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox has sued the
Church Musical company of Cincinnati for
publishing a poem of her's under Colonel
Joyce's name. He has boon reciting thejjoera
of lato as his own.
Mr- Comyns Care's dramatization of
" Dark Days," whi.h Mr. J. H. Palser has secured
for American production, is in five <-,
acts. The piecowill probably bo presented
in New York about the 1st of November.
Sir artnnr Scllivan-, tho EnzHsh composer,
is a good organist, and having a little
time at his disposal during his recent visit to
I Jos ton, he went to the Uiurch ot tne Ad- ; n
rent, and played an hour on the llueinstru- V
ment there. >.JS
Immediately after the conclusion of her r' '-c
American tour next May Mile. Rhea sails for
Australia. Thence she goes to South America
and Brazil playing there in French. The
" Power of Love " wilt bo the chief play in
ber repertoire this season.
The Baltimore Herald says: "Many devices
have been put in use by actors and lec- / , ~
turers to keep from smiling, but the simplest
ind most effective ia to put a small wooden
button in the mouth and bite down on it
jvery time the impulse to laugh makes itself
manifest-. Victories
Sardou. the French dramatic
writer, will sail for New York soon. He
:omos partly under the directions of his phylician,
who has ordered a period of complete
relaxation, and partly to superintend the
American production of his new play called
"Anselma."
The financial and artistic success of the
German opera-singers in this country last
ipi<jnn has paused much dissatisfaction among
5hcir brothers at Frnnkfort-on-the-Rhine!
Every member of tho opera-house in that city
's said to bo hoping to be asked to come to
Ihis country ana sing.
Two Frenchmen, tho brothers Forre, have
Invented a new kind of harp, made entirely
of wood. Instead of strings, the inventors
use strips of American flr. The sound is
produced, as in the ordinary harp, by the
:ontact of tho fingers, but tne player wears
leather gloves covered with resin. The tone
jf the instrument is said to bo of remarkable <
purity.
THE NATIONAL GAME,
The Atlanta (Ga.) team received $300 extra
fnr whinninor Aucusta's team three
straight game's!
Only one run was scored by the four
defeated league clubs one day recently. This
is something unexampled.
Meinke, formerly pitcher of the Detroit
league club, has accepted an engagement
with the Chattanooga Southern league nine.
May Sanders, a girl agod thirteen, died
in Eugoue, Me., recently, from the effects of
being struck in the abdomen with a batted
ball while watching a game.
A recent game between the newspaper men
of New York and Philadelphia in the former
city, was won by the Philadelphia team by
17 to to 10. The New Yorkers were somewhat
weak at the bat, while the visitors batted
hard
I.v tho league the best record stands:
Pitcher, Daly, of Pliiladelphias; catcher, Bennett,
of Detroits; flrst baseman, Connor, of
New Yorks; second baseman, Morrill, of . >#
Bostons; third baseman, Esterbrook, of New
Yorks; shortstop, Bastian. of Philadelphias;
left fielder, Crowley, of Buffaloes; center
fielder, O'Rourke, of New Yorks, and right
flelder, Ewing, of New Yorks.
The players who lead in their respective
positions in the American association are as
. Pifniiar Morris. of Pittsburg ;
catcher, Crotty, of Louisville; first baseman,
Ore, of Metropolitans; second baseman, Mcl'ho<\
of Cincinnati*; third baseman, Iteipsclilager,
of Metropolitans; short stop, Strief,
of Aililetics; left fielder, Sonmier, of Baltimores;
centre fielder, Welch, of St Louis,
and right fielder, Brady, of the MetropolitansTho
championship records up to recent date
aro as follows:
THE NATIONAL I.EAUL'E.
H'dlt, J.Mt. iro'l. JjOSt
New York 42 IS lioston 20
Chicago 4> 13 Sr. i.ouid '21 35
J'llllftoelpiiia. ..."27 30 Buffalo 16 40
Providence. 31 22 Detroit 20 33
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
St. I.onis 47 18 I Brooklyn 24 35
I'lttsiliiiM :s7 2S lialtinioro 24 3S
i.'ineinnui :;9 27 j Athletic 2S 3(
Louisville 3i? 29 | Metropolitan....21 41
EASTERN LEAGUE.
Jersey City 9 27 | Norfolk 22 35
Lancaster 2S 2S j Trenton ....30 55
j Narioiml 3S 17 | Virginia 45 11
Newark 25 so | Wilmington 5 32
SOUTHERN l.KAOl'E.
[ Atlanta 43 14 I I'olumMu 28 32
Augusta 34 24 Msciu 23 27
Birmingham.., 13 :irt I .Memphis 23 35
(. haitaiioo?'A...21 321 Nashville 34 23
PROMINENT PEOPLE.
rnir.li> Bouhkk Marston, the English
-> ?/!?. r>tifipi.lv? blind.
| r---.
I*. B. Shim.akek (Mrs. Partington) has just
colohraied his seventy-first birthday.
United States Senator Fryk, of Maine,
like ex-Senator Hamlin, is a noted fisherman.
Ex-President Arthur has recently l)een
engaged in his favorite sport of salmon fishin);
in Canada.
Gexr.vl Lew "Wallace says that the sultan
of Turkey is just as firm a friend of the
I Unite 1 States as tlio czar of Russia.
Zitkertort, tho famous chess player, recontiy
played forty games in fieri in simultaneously,
blindfolded,and won thorn all.
Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox now doe?
nearly all her literary work in acoseyroom
iu the top of her house in Mcriden, Conn.
Professor Jon.v M. Klein, the Kentucky
astronomer, predicts tho appearanco of a
" 1 ?in a
comet of extraordinary uniiiom-j m ?u6iu?
James \V. IIai.e, tho originator of cheap
po-ta^ between Host on, Now York and Phil'
add phi a in !*>"<'. and really tho father of the
express enterprise in this country, is still
alive.
j Kx Se rktahy Lincoln, who was thirtyci^lit
years old when lie entered President
Gariieil's cabinet, wore a full, closely-trimi
iried beard until a few weeks since, when he
| bad it removed, anil he is now said to look
I not a day over twenty-five. ?

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