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The Pan-Anglican Synod has con
vened in Londou.
The recent report of the death of the
Emperor of Morocco Is declared to be uutrue.
The aggregate appropriations made
by the last Congrceaamouuted to #157,303,933.
The total amount of deficiencies
provided for by Congress since last October is
The Russians estimate their total war
at 988,000,000
roubles (nearly
The American residents and visitors
In Parts celebrated the Fourth by a .concert
and a grand fete.
The New Hampshire House of Rep
resentatives has passed a bill prohibiting the
lai er beer.
A recent dispatch from Calcutta re
that 4,700 houxes
had been destroyed by
fin' in Mandalay, India.
The condition of the Emperor of Ger
•Uttiy was thought to be improving, on the
4tli. Nobelinsr, his would-be assassin, was re
covering also.
The Arkansas Democrats have re
iWHiiiiat«il Gov. Mt'lltr for re-election. .!a
ool FroMieh is the nominee for Secretary of
State, and T. -I. Churchill, for State Treasurer.
Advices received from nearly all
points iti Kansas indicate that the yield of
wheat in the State, this year, will lie Iarge%
by thousands of bushels, than that of any
previous year.
President Hayes, Sec'y Sherman and
otlior asliington celebrities were present at
second day's proceedings, on the
Massacre of Wyoming,
the Centennial commemoration of the Battle
The Austrian police sire said to have
discovered circumstances leading to the be
lief that Xobolitig's attempt on the life of the
Emperor Willielin was connected with the in
trtuues of the Russian Socialists.
The National Agricultural Congress
will meet at New Haven. Conn., on the -7th
of August. A number of eminent professors
and others have promised addresses on vari
ous subjects pertaiuing to agricultural pur
In the Alabama Republican State
Montgomery, on the 4th, a
resolution indorsim President llaves for his
wise aud patriotic |K»licv, was laid on the ta­
as was also a resolution
State ticket.
nominate a
The public-debt statement for June
lit'Us a total of debt aud interest of
610.44:! cash in Treasury, -riVl,823,151:2 ilebt
le«- ca«h in Treasury. *'i.0:S.7!?»«,831 increase
during .Iune, #"i,14'.',381 decrease sinec June
30, W7, #t!4t:71.:'.*l.
a German Lutheran picnic near
Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 4th, a large tree fell
a party who had fled to it for shelter from
fagini: storm, nud Instantly killed ten and
wounded lifteen of the numlier. Several of
the injured, was feared, would die.
A Washington dispatch
the 1st
savs the order authorizing military pursuit
into exieo of cattle thieves would hereafter
be liberally construed, irrespective of Mexi­
protests, on the ground that Mexico, by
herself preventing the incursions
thieves, can obviate the necessity
of an
Mr. Abram S. Hewitt has published
vigorous reply to Mr. Henry Watterson's
charge that lie withheld from the Democrats
ln ongress Mr. Tilden's opinion of the Elec
toral bill. He states that Mr. TiMen did not
Intimate to hiin either his approval or disap
proval of that measure prior to March 4, 1877,
but from what he did say he was convinced
that lie did not wisli his friends to be respon
sible for the defeat of the measure.
A Washington dispatch of the 7th
say« See'y Sherman had not decided
nounce the resumption of s|iecie payments in
advance of the 1st of January next, the time
fixed by law. He stated, however, that re
CWnption may come, before that time, by
natural causes, when the premium on specie
dnill disappear that we are now approaching
point, and that he thinks it the duty of
the •vernnient. to employ all legitimate
means to produce such result. The coin-bal
am e in the Treasury was #200,000,000, and was
steadily increasing.
Mrs. Elizabeth Riley, living in the
southwestern suburbs of St. Louis, after an
ua^uoeessful attempt to build a lire in the
kltehcn stove,
few days ago, poured coal oil
from a can onto the fuel, thinking the fire was
out. Much to her surprise, the flames
burst out the top of the stove and exploded
the can, covering her with a shower of burn
ing oil, which rjuicki.v set lire to her clothing.
Sh- rushed into the yard screaming for help,
when her husband. James Riley, and her
Anighter, Celia, came to her assistance, and
their efforts to relieve her they were se
riously burned. Mrs. Riley lived but a few
hours after the accident.
A New York special of the 29th says
Eliza Pinkston, one of the witnesses before
the Louisiana Returning Board, had made an
affidavit deuying the statements she then
nude, atd stating that she had been paid the
Win of #.V'0 to make them. Since then Eliza
has been remarried, her husband being Way
Man Pritcliard, who also makes allidavit that
the statement now made by his wife is the
one she told him before their marriage. Their
present residence is at Canton, Miss. It was
reported, on the 3d. that Col. Jack Wharton,
Utiited States Marshal at New Orleans, had re
ceived a letter from Postmaster Smith, at Can
toil. Miss., in which Smith says he had just
seen Eliza Pinkston, who informed him she
h*l In-en interviewed by a prominent Demo
cfitt from Louisiana, who desired her to go to
Stw Orleans and give testimony contradictory
te that given by her before the Returning
Board. She made a statement to this Demo
crat which she had since contradicted. She also
coutradicted the affidavit above mentioned.
Berlin telegrams of the 4th say the
Turkish representatives in the Congress had
•auounced their assent to the Austrian oc
cupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the lat
ter Power ha vini: disavowed any intention to
annex these Provinces. The Aitslrians liad
•fried to enter Bosnia at two points simulta
•eou-lv, advancing slowly so as to give the
Turks time to retire.
It was reported at Constantinople,
oil the :jth, that the inhabitants of Batoum
auain telegraphed Minister Layard ask
laz for the protection of England, anil de
ffcrinit they had resolved to hoist the British
and open fire on the Russians, on the 13tli.
A Berlin telegram of the 7th says
had been decided to grant autonomy to W„
ern Roumelia, Epirus, Thessaly and Crete,
te secured by Euro|iean control. A London
dispatch of same date
give time for the restoration of
Austria was to re­
ceive one side of the Bay of Autivari, and
Montenegro, Nicsics. The Powers would iu
rtst on
rectification of the Greek frontier by
Turkey. A complete settlenent had not yet
been readied on the Batoum question.
It was reported from Vienna, on the
thjt the occupation of Bosnia and Herze
govina bad been postponed till August,
istration of the Provinces.
A special from Berlin to the London
Daily Telegraph, on the 8th, says England and
Turkey bad concluded a defensive treaty, the
to oceapjr Cypnti ImnMdtately, and
guarantee the integrity of Asiatic Turkey.
defensive treaty did not necessarily come
within the
scope of the deliberations of the
The London PosCs correspondent
telegraphed, on the 8th, that, as a compensa
tion for the loss of Batoum, the Congress had
decided that the Turks should retain Bayazid
and the whole valley leading thereto, includ
ing Alashgerd.
According to a Constantinople tele
gram of the 7th, Russia and Turkey bad ar
rived at an understanding in regard to the re
turn of Turkish prisoners of war, and several
steamers had been dispatched to bring them
to that city.
A Portland (Ore.) telegram of the
3d says Gov. Chad wick had received a dis
patch from Canyon Citv, dated the 38th ult.,
asking for arms and men to protect the citi
zens of the John Day Valley from the hostile
Indians who were pouring Into that region.
scouting party of whites were surrounded
by Indians, and fighting was going on oil the
South Fork of the John Day River.
A Washington telegram of the 3d
states that the War Department would push
recruits to that portion of the country dis
turbed by the Indians, with all practicable
haste. The belief was almost universal among
army officers that there would be a general
Indian war in the sections where hostile, indi
cations had presented themselves.
A London dispatch of the 6th says a
paper had been posted in all the cotton mills
of the Stockport district, giving a fortnight's
notice of 5-per-cent. reduction In wages.
Operatives seemed to favor resistance.
In the Henley regatta, on the
Thames, on the 5th, the Columbia College
(American) crew won the race over their En
glish competitors. This is the first victory of
the kind ever awarded to American muscle in
British waters.
Oregon dispatches of the 6th
report continued encounters between the
white settlers and the Bannock Indians, and
great alarm existed, extending even to the
The Mayor of Montreal, Can., issued
a proclamation, on the 0th, prohibiting a pro
cession of Orangemen on the 13tb. The
Orangemen replied by declaring that they
would meet and march as usual. Serious
trouble was feared.
The Governor of Iowa, having been
applied to from Marshalitown and other
poiuts in the State for authority to call out the
militia to put down tramps, who were engaged
in stoppiug trains aud committing other out
rages iu various localities, issued a proclama
tion, on the 6th, instructing the Sheriffs of
counties and Mayors of cities and towns
throughout the State to be prompt and dili
gent in preserving the peace. He calls the
attention of Sheriffs, etc., to the power vested
in them by law to call on the militia of their
counties to assist iu overcoming any resistance
to tfee enforcing of their authority.
SUNLIGHT is even more necessary to
health in summer than in winter, for
one, among other reasons, that disin
fectants of all sorts are more necessary
in summer than in winter. The rays
of heat quicken the vital powers, the
chemical rays exert their mysterious
and potent influence, and the illum
inating rays, independent of the others,
as has been jecent'.y proved by Mr.
Crooke to the satisfaction of the ablest
scientists, communicate motion. The
exhalations from our bodies in warm
weather are more copious than they
are in cold weather, and if we shut out
the light from our houses we remove
the most efficient of all agents in de
stroying what is unwholesome. The
noxious vapors, which free admission
of air and light would remove, are ab
sorbed by carpets and upholstery, and
become productive of disease. Those
who are accustomed to the darkness
and dampness of close rooms may not
consciously suffer therefrom, but* that
thev sustain real injury is evident in
their pallid faces, their flaccid muscles
and nerveless movements. The con
trast between them and those whose
lives pass in the open air is too evident
to need comment. It may not be
uecessary to expose during the day
every room in the house to the direct
rays of the sun, but there should be
frequent openingof doors and windows,
so that the solar-beam may perform its
beneficent office. Bedrooms and other
rooms in constant use should receive
most careful attention in this respect.
Sick rooms especially require thorough
sunning and ventilation, and, if possi
ble, should always have a southern as
pect. More patients die on the north
side of hospitals than on the south side
there are more deaths on the shady
side of any street than on the sunny
side. A notable southern housekeeper,
observing strictly the following rule
during the summer months, kept her
house perfectly sweet and cool and dry
from May to October. Until ten o'clock
in the morning all the doors and win
dows were opened wide then they
were closed until four in the afternoon
then opened again till nightfall. This
rule might not do for all localities, but
such a use of it as should secure free
access of light and air to every part of
the house at least once a day could but
le productive of good results.—Cottage
The Phonograph Making Music*
THE phonograph has done many won
derful things, but it surpassed even it
self on Wednesday night, at Irving
Hall. Heretofore the sounds have been
smothered somewhat, and the tone lias
had a nasal twang. But within the
past week Mr. Edison has supplied a
new instrument, which reproduced
words in almost the natural tone and
pitch of the person speaking. This has
been accomplished by causing the cyl
inder to revolve as rapidly when the
phonograph is speaking as when the
person talks into it. On Wednesday
evening the instrument sang one or two
soprano songs, and gave forth in a cap
ital manner a cornet solo, blown into
it by Mr. Levy. Mad. Cole sang
"Comin' Thro' the Rye," with all the
trills and flourishes usually accompany
ing that air. The phonograph repeat
ed the tune and the words almost per
fectly. The key was the same. Some
of the notes were remarkably sweet, and
the trills were not missing the tones
were only slightly smothered. The
phonograph thus becomes a musical in
strument. The audience was delighted,
and applauded loudly. Mr. Levy next
blew on his cornet, "God Save the
Queen," in four different octaves. This
he claims is an octave lower than any
one lias been able to play on that in
strument. The phonograph faithfully
repented the anthem in each key. The
pitch was remarkably sustained, and
only a slight nasul twang was noticed.
The phonograph, however, not having
Mr. Levy's lungs, could not give forth
the tunc with as much force as he did.
It had been intended that Mr. Levy
should plav the air in the lowest oc
tave, while the phonograph was re
peating it in the highest. This would
nave been a perfect test of the ability
of the instrument to sustain the key.
But owing to the lateness of the hour,
this part of the programme was post
poned.—AT. Y. Tribune.
Is there anything that will make
•id for the organization
of the
future admin­
tain come np quick asked the gen
farmer of the old husbandman.
"Well, no, I don't know of nothin'
that'll do it," was the genial old fel
low's reply," unless it's crows." Then
the gentleman farmer wanted to know
where he oonld get some.—N. Y. Inde
that death
BOULDS BAKER, the man who sent a
lengthy telegram to the President suggesting the
appointment of Southern conservatives to Cabi
net positions, appeared, on the 1st, and declined
to be either sworn or answer any questions
propounded to him. The Chairman stated that
as the Committee had no power to compel wit
nesses to testify daring the recess of Congress,
be would be discharged from further attend
Mrs. Jenka testified that A. R. Murdoch, her
brother, had recently been appointed to a posi
tion in the Mew Orleans Cnstom-Honse. She
farther said she had not seen Sec'y Sherman
since she had been in Washington in attendance
noon the Committee. In answer to questions by
Mr. Cox, witness stated that at the tune of the
election Anderson had refused to return to
East Feliciana Parish to act as a Supervisor rat
ios he was assured of protection, and the wit
ness then called on Patten, Chairman of the
Democratic Committee in New Orleans, and
made arrangements satisfactory to Anderaoa.
and lie then returned there. He got a guard, and
a special train was sent for him to Port Hudson.
Witness then denied that she said, as had been
sworn to by other witness, that Louisiana matters
affected Sec'y Sherman like a red ntg shown to
a ball," or that she ever told Mr. Glasscock that
she would make it hot for Sec'y. Sherman."
Mrs. Jenks then thanked the Committee for the
coarterar shown her and was discharged.
The Committee then went into executive ses
sion to consider the ref nsal of Boulds Baker to
testify. It was finally determined to refer his
recusancy to the United States District Attorney
for his decision as to the proper action to be
taken, Mr. Butler insisting that he was guilty of
misdemeanor, and could bo punished, under the
provisions of Sec. MB of the Revised Statutes.
Tm Committee recalled TBomas E.
Anderson, on the 2d. Mr
.'Anderson testified that
he did not see anyone sign the Electoral certifi
cates while in the Governor's office at Mew Or
leans that Mrs. Jenks asked him to appoint her
brother to a place in the Cnstom-Honse that the
lteturring Board, as a body, never attempted to
fill a vacancy with a Democrat that he had
heard Don Weber was killed because he had
signed the protest and not because he was sup
posed to have the Sherman letter on his person.
Thomas H. Jenks testified that he hacf never
made an affidavit similar to the one before the
Committee in Anderson's handwriting.
James E. Anderson testified as to the circum
stances under which the Jenks affidavit was
made and signed, and said its object was to se
cure a position for JenkB. Witness was to show
it to Matthews and try to get an appointment on
the strength of it.
Emile Weber, brother of the murdered Don
Weber, read a lengthy statement which may be
summarized as follows: He was a member of
the Packard Senate and had held offices of trust
in Feliciana Parish. He was in the ooniidenoe
of the visiting statesmen when they went to
Mew Orleans, and carried messages between
them and his brother. He was present at pri
vate meetings at the Custom-House at
which were present John Sherman, Hale,
Uarfiekl, and Stoughton. He sat by the
side of John Sherman and saw bim write daring
one long evening, and he therefore claimed to be
familiar with John Sherman's handwriting. He
testified that there were no cases of intimidation
in the Feliciana Parishes that the protest of
his brother was based upoa a misconstruction of
facts, and that his brother was only per
suaded to make such an affidavit npon the
earnest solicitation of the visiting statesmen
that they alone braced up the Iteturning ltoard
to do what it did, aud that the presence of the
visiting statesmen enabled the local officials to
alter the result in the State. He had been the
John Sherman letter, about which there has
been so much dispute, had read it, and swore
positively that it was in the handwriting of Sec'y
Sherman. Doth he and Mrs. Weber had
received importunities from both Anderson
and Mrs. Jenks to search Weber's etiects
to procure the letter for them. They
knew that it was only to bo used for disreputa
ble purposes, and they, bccame ashamed of hav
ing in their possession such a letter. They
searched the murdered Weber's documents aud
found it, and not desiring to profit iu any wav
by this document, he destroyed it. Witness
thought his brother s murder was not a political
buta personal one. He had threatened to publish
delinquent taxpayers, and this culminated
the personal iVuil a^Tunst him. He has no
doubt whatever that his brother's murder was
accomplished, possibly, by the fact that popular
sentiment was very strong against him, on
account of his protest, which wus based upon a
misrepresentation of facts, and which had cheat
ed the people of the parish out of the lawful re
sult of the election. This popular sentiment en
couraged his personal enemies. A letter from
wituerstoa brother in St. Louis, contravening
many of the averments in his statement, was
read. Witness, when asked to explain
the inconsistencies, said that while he
then believed the averments to lie true,
he was now hatched that he had been misin
formed, and pronounced the allegations in the
letter false. He subsequently stated that he
wrote the letter for political efteet. The witness
raid he wrote a. nimilar letter to Gov. Keiiocg,
and that the writing of such letters was
the stock
in trade of the Packard people to get up a feel
ing in regard to outrages in the South in order to
get the Administration to sustain them as against
the Nicholis Government.
£. L. WKBER was recalled, on the 3d,
and testified that the conference held in New Or
leans in 1876, during the count, waa led by Sec'y
Sherman. He had talked with him, and he had
assured witness that if his brother would stand
by his protest he would be protected. His broth
er had shown him the Sherman letter, and told
him that Sherman bad given it to him at the con
clusiop of a conference fr »d with him. He had
bad it in his hand, li was written on double
sheet note-paper. Witness said it had been ar
ranged by Kelloiat, Thomas C. Anderson anil
Packard, before election, to secure affi
davits of intimidation in the Parishes
of East and West Feliciana, for the pur
pose of throwing out these parishes. He was
told .by Kellogg and others that if he would
use his influence with his brother to have him
make a protest, be (witness) would be returned
to the Senate. He was beaten by 1,200 votes, but
they gave him GOO majority. His attention being
called to the last Eliza Pinkston
affidavit, witness
said he believed it
true. Mrs. D. A. Weber
had told witness that she had the Sherman letter
and knew what to do with it. At that time Mrs.
Weber did not know that he had destroyed it.
Witness had seen Sec'y Sherman in close conver
sation with D. A. Weber and Anderson in a New
Orleans restaurant. Packard had said to witness
that if he and Hayes did not get a vot- in Fast
and West Feliciana, he was going to be vernor
and Hives to be President. He said the best
way to dispose of the Democratic majority was
to throw out the vote—that that was better than
making a Republican canvass, and witness knew
that Kellogg employed L. B, Jenks to keep
E. Anderson away from the parish, so that no
election could he held. Witness said there were
between 400 and GOO Democratic votes lost in
isaat Feliciana because of Anderson's delay in
cominp up to register them. Witness had a con
versation with (Garfield, Sherman and others,
who advised the stretching of the pow
ers of the Returning Board in the same di
rection tbat they were stretched in 1K74. Witness
had been approached since he had been in
Washington, and advised to testify so as to ex
onerate the Secretary. Among those who had
thus approached him were Gen. Anderson, J.P.
Harris and a clerk in the Treasury Department
named Hnsted. The latter had advised him to
call on Sec'y Sherman.
The further examination of witness was here
postponed, and he was directed to appear before
the Sab-Committee at New Orleans, on the 10th
of Jnly.
The Committee then adjourned until Wednes
day. July 10.
Gov. PACKARD was recalled, on the
1st, and produced a number of papers to which
he had referred in his testimony on the 29th
alt. First heard of the defect in the certificate
of the Electors when Gen. Anderson returned
from Washington was not present during the
preparation of the now certificates. In regard
to Anderson's protest Pitkin told witness that
Anderson wished to reclaim the protest he had
made, but he (Pitkin) had refused to return it
to him. Witness' impression was that Mrs.
Jenks had talked with bim in a mysteri
ous manner about the Sherman letter
she would not say who had it, and this
made him think she knew nothing about
it. When the visiting statesmen were in
ijonisiana witness had no conversation with
Sherman in reference to Weber and Anderson,
although he (witness) talked a good deal con
cerning the intimidation in their parishes was
afraid they might not stand up to their protests
if the returns from East and West Feliciana had
alone been thrown out, witness would not have
bad a majority. Witness did not believe the Re
turning liuarU went into session to achieve any
prev iuusjy -orranyjd Tcsolt 1*4 discovered the-1
were more votes in the ballot-boxes lor his oppo
nent than fur himself, Mr. Blanchaid having ar
ranged a table of the votes in witness' office and
kept him advised.
Mr. Charles Hill testified that he took the sec
ond est of retonia to Washington at the instance
certificates, the other being a note to Mr. Ferry.
Mr. Sherman was present when witness delivered
the retains to Mr. Ferry had met Sherman half
a doaen tunes at the Custom-House in New Or
leans, and the latter had told witness that the
party would stand by them and they must go on
and inaugurate Packard.
Win. H. Seymour, Commissioner of Deeds,
waa sworn: held office in Feliciana recognised
the affidavit which he saw Tbot. H. Jenks sipn,
and which was sworn to before him (witness), in
which, Jenks says. Gov. Kellogg bad refused to
receive Anderson's resignation as Supervisor of
Registration at East Feliciana, the Governor be
lieving tbat said Anderson would not return to
said parish, though ostensibly desiring to do so
the affidavit further stated tuat it was known to
affiant tbat Gov. Kellogg and other Republican
leadeie did not desire toe return of haid Anderson
to his parish, or the appointment of any
one in bis stead, the object beng to hold no elec
tion in that parish that affiant and Anderson
were in Faid parish on the day of election, aud
that said election was peaceable and fair, and
said Andenon made no protest until, at New Or
leans, it was shown that the election of Hayes
and Wheeler depended on the vite of Louisiana,
when said Anderain, in the presence oi atlinnt,
signed a protest, jjnrtly in blank, t.iid blank iic
ing subsequently filled out by parties unknown
to the affiant.
United States District Ciurt, was sworn on the
2d. and produced three sealed envelopes said to
contain copice of the certificates of Electors,
etc.. which are signed in triplicate he said the
envelopes had not been withdrawn from the safe
since they were deposited therein, alt.ioagh ap
plication for the withdrawal of the first set, filed
by the Republicans, bad been made to Judge
Billings, who refused to allow such with
drawal. The Committee required witnsss to
open the envelopes they contained the
in plaoe of the first, which wen found defective
in this, that the certificates were tor Resident
_and Yice-Piesjdeattoaethtr, instifil of
W. A. Bhreng,
It is claimed by Democrats that the signatures
to the last set of the returns by the Fepublicans
are not iwian The Oomraitsse took charge of
the doi iisssnn
of Plato, testified that,
by acderoftbeOommitiee. be had prepared all
Motnts lied in hia office that MM Mm the
lirtemhyBa—d wiiiiagta the iliilfraol »|lf|t ft girl S lj$el.
vember, 1878 there were no protests by Packard
or Kellogg, or their attorneys a la™ number of
affidavits were made before F. A. Woolfley,Clerk
of the Circuit Court in Mew Orleans, and bear
date later than ten days after the election. Wit
ness stated that the prottats of Packard and Kel
logg. on which a large number of votes were
thrown oat by the Returning Beard, coold not
be found only knew from hearsay that there
bad beenprotests by those gentlemen.
Judge W. L. Lyon, of East Feliciana, testified
that, October, 1878, he had several interviews
with Gov. Kellogg concerning the return of An
derson to complete thelregistration in his par
ish KeUogg promised to send him back, and
Anderson nimself promised to return and com
plete the work, bat arrived there only three or
four darn before the election—not in time to
finish the registration consequently there were
400 Conservative voters in the parish who had not
voted. Anderson only got away Acorn Mew Or
leans by aid of Col. Patton, Jenks shadowing
him to prevent his leaving. Witness would not
believe any statement mam by Anderson union
o o o a e
Judge Chaa. McVea, of East Feliciana, testified
that he also had interviews with Gov. Kellogg and
Anderson without other result than promises
that Anderson would return and complete the
registration. In 1873, the vote of the parish was
2,800 Republican, the majority being 8u0.
W. H. Seymour was recalled and stated tbat be
bad met Jenks in Washington tince the signing
in his (witness') office of the statement with An
derson, and was certain he is the man who signed
such document. Witness was certain the paper
shown him in Washington, known as the Ander
son-Nash agreement, waa the one to which he
affixed his jurat, and tbat it was a double sheet
J. P. HAKBTS testified, on the 3d, that
he prepared, at Packard's suggestion, and filed
with the Iteturning Board a preliminary state
ment, known as Packard's general protest, which
covered several parishes, the object being to in
duce the Board to defer action till testimony
could be collected from the parishes. Witness
was acting as Packard's attorney. He thinks be
assisted Don Weber in preparing his protest for
West Feliciana, which protest was left with him
to be filed with the Returning Board, or not, a*
he (witness) might think proper. Weber said to
witness that if Tilden and Nicholis were elected
and his protest went in, his property in Feliciana
would be worthless, as he could not, or would not
live there.
William Simpson testified that he waa formerly
secretary to CoL Casey afterward for seven years
Cashier of the Customs was relieved from duty
by Collector King shortly atterward he met n
friend, who had also been dismissed from serv
ice in the Custom-House this friend, whose
name witness positively refused to divulge, told
witness he waa present in Gov. Kellnjju's ifc,
and saw a member of the Returning board re
ceive $10,000 before he signed the proceedings of
the lloard the member refused to sign till the
money was paid this member and wit
ness' friend and informant are now em
ployed in- the Custom-House. Witness wrote a
long, confidential letter to President Hayes,
complaining of the bad treatment received in
being dismissed from hisiios.tion in the Custom
House, and making the statement as above. In
regard to the bribery of a memlier of the II
turning Board, the President referred witness'
letter to Sec'y Sherman, who referred it Aet
inu-Collector Anderson for investigation, but
nothing further was heard from it till published
in the papers a few weeks aao.
The Committee adjourned to the 5th.
F. A. WOLFLKY, Clerk of the Circuit
Court and United States Commissioner, testified,
on the 5th. He thought most of the affidavits be
fore the Returning Board were attested by him
he superintended their preparation as Ssper
visor of Elections his office is the rcjxwitory
for those papers. The original atlidavits
were Ix.rrowcd from him from time to time tv
Republican counsel some of them had not leen
returned. Had brought before the Committee
all the protests, affidavits, etc.. made before him
also some he discovered among them a few days
a i, which he thought should have been en file
in the Secretary of State's office.
The papers were delivered to the Committee,
and include the original protest of D. A. Wclier,
with interlineations which, witness thought,
were evidently made after the original draft, be
ing in different ink aud handwriting.
No WITNKSSES were examined on the
Gth. On the 8th, D. J. Wedges of East Feliciana,
testified that he was Chairman of the Democrat
ic Parish Campaign Committee. He detailed oc
currences in connection with Anderson's depar
ture from the parish and the effort* to secure his
return to complete the registration under the
law (the registration closes nine days before elec
tion) Anderson did not return until three or
our days before election. There were over 400
Democratic votes unregistered. Capt. De
Grny, a prominent Republican, told witness
Ix'fore election that it was the purpjee of the
Republicans to have no ticket in the field, so
that the parish could be thrown out DeGray re
fused to vote, sa,\in^ it was no use, thst it was
all a farce. Witness went with Anderson to
Baton Rouge, where the latter signed the returns
(.which he had previously refused to O under
oath tie fore a Justice of the Peace, after which
witness paid him between $2011 find $300. It was
not necessary to make any protest, as the election
was lieaceful and quiet. On erosf-exam
ination, witness stated that he |a:d An
derson the amount of his voucher on a bill
on the Parish Treasury, which was insolvent his
object was to get Anderson to complete his
work. He (Anderson) refused to sign the re
turns in Clinton was promised cash lor his war
rant lor fear he would not complete bis work
without such payment paid him out of cam
paign fnuds did not consider there was any
thing wrong in making such jKiyment would not
have paid Anderson for the purpose of inducing
him to do wrong heard Anderson say that Col.
Patton furnished him trans|Mrtation from New
Orleans to Bayou Sara. Witness said that in
1874 the negroes voted almost solidly for R-pulc
licans in 1H7IJ they voted the IK moeratic ticket.
Thomas McWilliams (colored I was sworn, and
stated that he lived in East Feliciana up to
1876. belonged to the Republican partv know
Capt. DeGray consideied him a leading Re
publican of the parish he told witness to inform
their friends that there was no use voting—that
the vote would be thrown out. DeGrav had
known witness as a Republican it was well
known that he (witness) had joined the Demo
crats, and he had so informed DeGray after
they had talked about the election.
John D. Lee, of Kast Feliciana, testified that,
in 1876, he voteil the Democratic ticket in 1K74
voted a mixid ticket, iiefore the election De
Gray and Campbell told witness there would be
no Republican ticket in the parish that this was
the programme agreed on down below, meaning
New Orleans knew that DeGiay was in the
habit of consulting prominent Republicans in
New Orleans be (DeGray) was reallv the head
of the Republican party in the parish.
Witness was present when Packard and
l^ewis made speeches in the [wrisli, when the Re
publican speaker was made to take liack what he
had said. (Here a discussion between members
of the Committee arose as to whether or not the
question of intimidation should be gone into,
and it was decided in the negative.)' Witness
stated that in 1874 the Republican majority was
about 8(0, but several Democrats were elected to
the parish offices there was a split in the parish,
but the Republican State ticket received about
800 majority.
John S. Lanier, of Kast Feliciana, testified
that he was a planter and Clerk of the District
Court from conversations he had with the lead
ers of the Republican party, he inferred they
would put no ticket in the field. Anderson had
told witness that, if Nash waa put on the ticket
foi Congress, the election would be all right
otherwise not. The warrant cashed for Ander
son afterward fell into witness' hands, and was
paid into the Parish Treasury at its face value for
taxes. Witnesssubmittedacopyof the indictment
found by the Grand Jury May 20,1872. againKt
Thomas H. Jenks for embezzlement of $10,000
as Tax Collector the record shows this indict
ment was
nolle prn»*ni
May 22 of the same year
also, another indictment, which was similarly
disputed of there was a civil proceeding against
Jenks for the amount of the deficit. Witness
finds no indictment against L. B. Jenks. In ar.
swer to a question by Mr. Reed, witness said
Jenks might not have known of his indictment.
Jesse Harrison (colored) testified that Prince
Jones, who lives at Jackson, told him that Capt.
Butler (Republican), before election, came to
his house and advised him not to go out on elec
tion day unless he wanted to vote the Democrat
T. B. Beed, of Maine. Republican member of
the Sub-Committee, left, in the afternoon, for
home. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, was expected to arrive
on the 9th, to take Mr. Reed's place on the Com
The Baths of Caracalla.
THE Baths of Caracalla are on the
Appian Way. They are the most ex
tensive of all the rnins of baths around
Rome, and they were undoubtedly the
largest and most extensive of all of
them. Thev occupy an area of 140,000
square yards, and could accommodate
16,000 bat hers at a time. It was sur
rounded liy porticos, gardens and a
large reservoir into which the Antonine
Aqueduct emptied itself. It had in it a
large hall for gymnastic sports, por
tions of tiie beautiful mosaic pavement
of which are still to be seen. A large
number of the finest specimens of stat
uary in the Gallery of the Vatican
were found in the ruins of these baths,
as well as the large porphyry and gran
ite bath-tubs, which were not injured
and are very beautiful. But what
strikes the beholder with most wonder
is the height of what remains of these
mountainous ruins. Portions of the
arches of the main halls are still stand
ing, and they show that the ceilings
must have been over 100 feet high. It
is related that when the granite col
umns of the great hall were removed
the roofs fell in with so fearful a con
cussion tbat the inhabitants of Rome
thought it was an earthquake. These
extensive ruins were the favorite resort
of the poet Shelley. In his preface to
the "Prometheus Unbound1' he says:
This poem was chiefly written upon
the mountainous ruins of the Baths of
Caracalla, among the flowery glades
and thickets of odoriferous blossoming
trees, which are extended in ever
winding labyrinths upon its immense
platforms and diszv arches suspended
in air.11 He adds that "the light blue
sky of Rome, and the effect of the vig
orous awakening spring inthatdivinest
climate, and the new life with which it
drenches the spirit even to intoxication,
were the inspiration of the drama."—
Cor. Baltimore American.
—A Texaa editor boast* of pltftaa as
i* .f*#vas.»:«v-«:a*r
\j y.
A SCOLDING wife will make a shrew1d
A NEW broom sweeps clean only
when properly handled.
IF a bad man desires a change of
scene let him be seen in good company.
LIGHTNING-ROD agents never strike
more than a dozen times in the same
THIS town needs more gunsmith
shops or fewer book-agents.—Wheeling
Sunday Leader.
THE whipping department of a school
!B known as the branch establishment.
—N. O. Picayune.
THE New Haven Register says beer
drinking makes a man brave, hence the
expression, Dutch courage."
Two little boys were nothing loth
Toeat two verdant peaches each
And now one tombstone coven lKth
Thou hast this season for thine oWlt, ©Wmch!
IN the opinion of the Fulton (N. Y.)
Times, a patch on the seat of a boy's
trousers is something new under the
A CONNECTICUT woman was appoint
ed Constable the other day, and the
first thing she said was, Now, I shall
catch a man."
THE closest shave in the way of a
joke recently, is the observation that
the grass is so short in Colorado it has
to be lathered before it can be mowed.
I HOPE this is not counterfeit?"
said a lover, as he toyed with his
sweetheart's hand. "The best way to
find out is to ring it!" was the quick
AN extra strong-minded woman re
marked that an old bachelor is a man
who, through selfish motives, has re
frained from making some woman
IN Alabama they chew the tassels of
the tir-trees as a substitute for tobacco,
which reminds us of the old adage,
Be lir-chewers and you'll be happy."
Cliicaqo Times.
THE fate of a recent religious news
paper enterprise in St. Louis induces
its projector to remark, with some
acerbity: "Now let the Devil foreclose
his mortgage on this town as soon as
he wants to."
IT'S now about time to start spita
dog stories, so here goes: Yesterday a
Spite dog bit a crippled saw-horse, and
in less than half an hour that horse
was writhing in all the agonies of hy
drophobia. —Exchange.
W E are very much surprised to hear
that Kaiser Wilhelin is iii a fair way to
survive—not the assassin's bullet, but
the fiftieth anniversary of his marriase.
For a man who has been married fifty
years, a paltry bullet or two has no
terrors.—St. Louis Journal,
WE have never been able to under
stand how it was that a woaian, who is
apparently deaf when Iter husband asks
her where that half-dollar is he left in
his pantaloons pocket before going to
bed, can hear the wail of her two
weeks-old baby down two flights of
stairs and through three deal doors.—
Rochester (N. Y.) Times.
HAVE you ever noticed the fact that
there are a good many imperfect men
in the world? Some are underdone,
some are overdone, and some, like
Ephraim in the Scriptures, are "a cake
not turned." They are done brown on
one side and all dough on the other.
Perfect men, like angels, are seen only
at rare intervals.—NT Y. Herald.
GEORGE (who has just engaged him
self to the girl of his heart) breaks the
happy news to his friend Jack (who has
been married some time). Jack: "Ah!
well, my dear fellow, marriage is the
best thing, in the long run and I can
assure you that, after a year or two, a
man gets used to it, and feels just as
jolly as if lie had never married at all!"
THE Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Company was lately charged, in the
Circuit Court of Mineral Countv, W.
Va., with being guilty of Sabbath
breaking by running its trains on a
Sunday, and on the trial of the case a
verdict of guilty was rendered and
fine of $350 was imposed for the of
fense. Several other cases, involving
the same charge, are pending in the
same court.
HARVEY HATTER, of Cos Cob, Conn.,
recently secured an oriole, which, in
building a nest, had got caught in a
horse hair suspended from a limb. He
caged the bird, and a few days after
sent it in a smaller cage te a friend in
New Canaan. What was his surprise
twenty hours after to see the bird fly
through the window and into the cage,
where it has contentedly remained ever
since. The place from which it has
traveled on its return was about fifteen
THE wife of a Hartford clergyman
thought her pretty servant girl was be
coming too intimate with the owner of
the tenement where they lived, a wid
ower, who occupied rooms in the same
building, and, finally, in a fit of indig
nation, said: "Pack up your things
and leave my house." Tne girl left
but returned in the afternoon, and en
tering said to her late mistress, I am
Mrs. now pack up your things
and leave my house." The servant
girl had married the landlord, and the
order was enforced.
A CLERGYMAN, having been inducted
into a living in Kent, took occasion,
during his first sermon, to introduce
the word optics." At the conclusion
of the service a farmer who was pres
ent thanked him for his discourse, but
intimated that he had made a mistake
in one word, softening down the severi
ty of the criticism by saying, "We all
know, very well, sir, what you meant."
On the clergyman making further in
quiries about the word, tne farmer re
plied: "What you call hop-sticks, in
this part of the country we call hop
A Female Base-Ball CLAB.
THE only attempt on record of Dan
bury trying to organize a female base
ball club occurred last week. It was a
rather incipient affair, but it demon
strated everything necessary, and
that particular answered every purpose.
The idea was cogitated and carrier out
by six young ladies. It was merely de
signed for an experiment on which to
base future action. The young ladies
were at the house of one of their num
ber when the subject was brought up.
The premises arc capacions and include
quite a piece of turf, hidden from the
street by several drooping, luxuriant,
old-fashioned apple-trees. The young
lady of the house has a brother who is
fond of base-ball and has the necessary
machinery for a game. This was taken
out on the turf under the trees. The
ladies assembled aud divided themselves
into two nines of three each. The first
three took the bat, and the second three
went to the bases—one as catcher, one
as pitcher and the other as phaser— or,
more technically, fielder. The pitcher
was a lovely brunette, with eyes full of
dead earnestness. The catcher and
batter were blondes, with faces aflame
with expectation. The pitcher took the
ball, braced herself, put her arm straight
out from her shoulder, then movea it
around to her back without modifying
in the least its delightful frigidity, ana
then threw it. The batter did not catch
it. This was owing to the pitcher look
ing directlv at tne batter when she
aimed it The fielder got a long pole
and soon succeeded in poking the ball
from an apple-tree back of the pitcher,
where it had lodged. Business was
then resumed again, although with a
faint semblance of uneasiness generally
The pitcher was very red in the face
and saia, 1 declare!" several times.
This time she took more oareful aim,
hat still neglected to look in
direction than toward the batter, and
the ball was presently poked oat of an
other tree.
Why, this is dreadful," said the bat
ter, whose nerves had been kept at a
pretty stiff tension.
Perfectly dreadful," chimed in the
catcher, with a long sigh.
"Ithink you had better get np in one
of the trees," mildly suggested the
fielder to the batter.
These observations somewhat nettled
the pitcher, and she declared she would
not try again. Whereupon a change
was made with the fielder. Sho was
certainly more sensible. Just as soon
as she was ready to let drive she shut
her eyes so tight as to loosen two of
her puffs and pull out her back comb,
and madly fired away. The ball flew
directly at the batter, which so startled
that lady, who had the bat clinched in
both hands with desperate grip, that
she involuntarily cried, "Oh,my!" and
let it drop, and ran. This movement
uncovered the catcher, who had both
hands extended about three feet apart,
in readiness for the catch, but being
intently absorbed in studying the coil
on the back of the batter's nead, she
was not able to recover in time, and
the ball caught her with sufficient
force to deprive her of all her breath,
which left her lips with ear-piercing
shrillness. There was a lull in the pro
ceedings of ten minues to enable the
catcher to take some camphor and the
other members of the club to arrange
their hair.
The batter again took position, when
one of the party, discovering that she
was holding the bat very much as a
woman carries a broom when she is
after a cow in the garden, showed her
that the tip must rest on the ground
and at her right side, with her body a
trifle inclined in that direction. The
suggester took the bat and showed just
how it was done, and brought around
the bat with such vehemence as to al
most carry her from her feet, and to
nearly brain the catcher. That party
shivered, and moved back some fifteen
The batter took her place, and laid
the tip of the bat on the ground, and
the pitcher shut her eyes again as
tightly as before, and let drive. The
fielder had taken the precaution to get
back of a tree, or otherwise she must
have been disfigured for life. The ball
was recovered. The pitcher looked
heated and vexed. She didn't throw
it this time. She just gave it a pitching
motion, but, not letting go of it in
time, it went over her head, and caused
her to sit down with considerable un
Thereupon she declared she would
never throw another ball as long as
she lived, and changed off with the
catcher. This young lady was some
what determined, which argued suc
cess. Then she looked in an altogether
different direction from that to the
And this did the business. The bat
ter was ready. She had a tight hold of
the bat. Just as soon as she saw the
ball start, she made a tremendous
lunge with the bat, let go of it, and
turned around in time to catch the ball
in the small of her back, while the bat,
being on its own hook, and seeing a
stone figure holding a vase of flowers,
neatly clipped off its arms at the el
bow and let the flowers to the ground.
There was a chorus of screams, and
some confnsion of skirts, and then the
following dialogue took place:
No. 1.—Let's give up the nasty thing.
No. 2.—Let's.
No. 3.—So I say.
No. 4.—It's horrid.
This being a majority, the adjourn
ment was made.
The game was merely an experiment
and it is just as well it was. Had it
been a real game, it is likely that some
one would have been killed outright.
Ikmbun/ News.
Juvenile Depravity*
ON Tuesday last, four boys, the old
est only eleven years old, were ar
raigned before the Tombs Police Court.,
New York, charged with attempting to
wreck a train on the elevated railway.
The evidence against them was con
clusive. They were seen climbing on
the track and coming away from it. A
pair of old trousers, picked up in an
alley, was packed full of cobble stones
and hung over one of the rails. A
Belgian paving block was also wedged
between the guard rails. Scarcely had
these obstructions been placed on the
track before an engine with cars at
tached came down with great speed
Fortunately, the train liela the track,
and the boys did not enjoy the fun of
seeing the cars and passengers da&hed
into the street below. The boys
scrambled off the track to a wooden
awning, and thenoe disappeared through
a window into the street, and were
Two of the boys cried when they
found themselves in the Police Court,
but the youngest and smallest of the
gang told the officers to "shut up."
They all admitted the attempt to wreck
the train, and united in stating that the
object was sport. Each declared, how
ever, that "de udder boys done it."
An attempt was made by the counsel
for the boys to have the change against
them dismissed on account oi their ex
treme youth, but the Justice decided
that boys who could plan and execute a
scheme of that kind were old enough to
understand the efiect of it, and that
they must take the consequences. He
accordingly bound them over to the
Ccurt of Special Session.
On the same day, at Brooklyn, three
boys, aged, respectively, twelve, fifteen
and eighteen years, were arrested
while picking the lock of a building.
One of them acknowledged that they,
with one other boy, constituted a gang
of thieves who haa been carrying on a
system of robbery for a long time. The
crimes were planned by the oldest of
the gang, ana executed by the others.
At present a large proportion of
crimes are committed by mere chil
dren, and, as a rule, they go unpun
ished. A morbid sentimentality inter
ests itself in behalf of juvenile crimi
nals. It is as difficult to convict a boy
as a woman. If sentence is pronounced
against one of them, an effort is in
variably made to procure a pardon.
An incarnate fiend like Jesse Pomeroy
is the recipient of more favors than
ever fall in the way of ten thousand
worthy boys. Many claim that these
juvenile monsters are not responsible
for the crimes they commit, inasmuch
as they inherit the depravity they dis
play. This may be true, but it does
not shew that society Bhould not securc
protection against persons who cannot
keep themselves from doing wrong.
Persons are not to be blamed for insan
ity still it is best for all concerned that
the unfortunate victims of this terrible
malady be placed where they can do no
harm. Persons like these juvenile
train-wreckers and thieves, who in
herit insanity, mental or moral, or the
desire to commit crimes, should not be
allowed liberty to gratify their infernal
impulses or to dissemminate them, by
force of example, among those who
are sane. Misguided mercy to one of
these victims of inherited vice is cruel
ty to the whole community.—Chicago
Marriage Ceremonies Performed
Free," is the sign displayed by an Ohio
Justice. He keeps a tavern, and is sat
isfied with the profit on what the bridal
parties eat and-drink.
—The sting of a bee carries oonvio
tion with it. It makes a man a readv
bee-leaver In seetii gasumrai'sf
il I 1
Plain Presses.
WASH dresses for the present*
are made in such simple and jaunty
styles, that they are suitable alike for
in-door and street dresses. They are
almost invariably short in the skirt,
and, unless of very expensive materials,
they have none of the shirring and flut
ing that make them too elaborate for
ordinary laundresses. The substantial
torchon laces and the thick machine
embroidery in colors, are the trimmings
for very handsome dresses that require
to be frequently washed, while still
plainer dresses have plaitings of the
material, bias piped bands or narrow
Hamburg edgings.
There is a fancy this season for sev
eral pretty fabrics that had long since
fallen into disuse. Among these are
French lawns of solid color at thirty
five or forty cents a yard. These are
most popular in pale sky blue, in deli
cate flesn pink, in mastic gray and in
dark violet blue. The favorite style
for making is that of a plaited basque
with yoke and close sleeves that are
quite short, reaching only just below
the elbows the overskirt is either
sheath shape or else the washer-woman,
with the edges turned up plainly all
around, and the top edge of theturned
up part finished with a standing plaited
frill that mayi n its turn be finished
with narrow Valenciennes lace. The
plaited yoke basque should be made
over a smoothly fitted high-necked lin
ing of the dress material cut in basque
shape the sleeves are not lined. The
skirt is short usually, but may be demi
trained, and is always trimmed with one
or two kilt-plaitings of the lawn. Such
dresses are found at all the furnishing
houses, but arc so easily made up at
home that they have become the favor
ite model of the season. Ladies who
are expert in making the braid laces
and insertions, which
become so
fashionable, sew rows of this insertion
together in yoke-shaped pieces to cover
the entire yoke of these pretty dresses,
and then fashion cuffs of lace to match.
To complete such toilettes are broad
belts of black velvet, with wristlets of
velvet, and bows on the overskirt.
There are also parasols of lawn, lace
and velvet. A large cluster of natural
roses and violets is worn at the waist,
and the gloves are long lace mittens.
Simple white dresses of old-fashioned
cross-bar muslin are made in the way
just described, and edged with Smyrna
lace. Some of these have a single
skirt laid in wide kilt plaits and worn
with a Highland sash of plaid ribbon
tied around below the hips. A plaid of
gray, scarlet and black is considered
very stylish. White dresses for after
noons at home and for "young girl
graduates" are made of finely-dotted
Swiss muslin, trimmed with plaitings
of the same, simply hemmed, not
edged with lace. These have a basque
and elbow sleeves, while the simply
shaped and bouffant over-skirt has
long-looped bows of pale blue ribbon
holding it up on the sides. A bunch
of dark-red Jacqueminot roses is worn
at the waist. Linen lawn dresses,
either all white or else with Japanese
zigzag figures or bars, are made in the
same way, and trimmed with Smyrna
edging and small pearl buttons in bul
let shape, yet with eyes through the
The American percales come in neat
colored figures, checks and stripes on a
white ground, but are more effective
with gray or blue grounds dashed with
white. These are made up in suits hav
ing vests and cutaway coats, or else
plain basques, and are bordered with
bias blue percale of solid color, and
sometimes edged with white cotton lace
in large bold figures. The domestic
seersuckers at a shilling a yard are also
most effective in stripes of gray-blue
alternating with pink, or with white or
buff. These are trimmed with pipings
of color, pink, dark red, or bufl', and
edged with torchon lace.
When polonmaoo oro modo with
wash-dresses, they arc now quite short,
and are turned up in front in washer
woman style. This suggests a good
plan for modernizing the long wrinkled
fronts of polonaises of last season. The
wrinkles in the side seams are let out,
the extra length of a fourth of a yard is
cut of!', and, after being shaped to tit
the edge from which it has just been
out, it is trimmed at the top with plait
ing, a ruffle, or lace, and is sewed on
again as an outside facing.
The fancy for vests also enables econ
omists to remodel basques that have
become soiled in front or are too tight
across the bust. A separate vest of
silk or pique or damask, striped or
checked mohair, gray corduroy, or any
appropriate material, is made, and the
front of the partly worn basqhe is turned
back cn revers to disclose the vest.
The part turned back as a revers be
gins at the throat, and slopes gradually
wider to the end. As it is defaced by
buttons and holes, the revers is covered
with the material of the vest to conceal
For plain woolen dresses buntings
and de bege are most used. The Amer
ican buntings are said to wear well, but
they are not nearly so soft and pleasant
to the touch as the French buntings.
De bege in ecru and gray shades makes
pretty short suits, and is most effective
when entirely self-colored instead of
being with black or brown silks. There
are also low-priced tamise cloths in
stylish shades of beige and blue, that
are being made up with pretty trim
mings of white cotton guipure 'falling
upon plaitings of the material.—Har
per's Bazar.
Another Begas Medium Exposed.
AT a seance on Saturday night in
Lowell, Mass., the atrocious frauds
perpetrated by Mrs. Hannah Pickering,
of Rochester, N. H.. in the name ol the
materialization of spirits were expose'l.
She has evaded the closest investiga
tions at her home, and won great
celebrity. Representatives of Boston
and other papers have in vain sought
for an explanation of the mystery. She
would often bring out twenty to thirty
forms in an evening, from infants to
large men. She has been for several
days in Lowell, giving seances at the
residence of FrancisGoward on Summer
street. Mr. Goward is Chairman of the
Board of Assessors, and a believer in
spirit manifestations.
On Saturday evening a company of
about thirty-five persons had assem
bled, at one dollar apiece. The apart
ment and cabinet were examined as
usual -without disclosing anything
wrong. A dim light was permitted,
several forms had appeared. Harry
S. Woods, who has attended many of
Mrs. Pickering's seances of late, had
supplied himself with powerful opera
glasses, by means of which he came to
the conclusion that Mrs. Pickering her
self personated the spirits, varying her
height and proportions by simple de
vices. The infants were produced by
the skillfnl manipulations of lace. At
about a quarter to eleven o'clock what
purported to be an Indian maiden
danced out of the cabinet with instanta
neous rapidity. Alfred Clark, who is
foreman at kitson's machine shop,
darted forward and
Indian. In the melee both
fell to the floor, the cabinet was over
turned and the window broken. Final
ly Mrs. Pickering got back to the chair
in the cabinet, where she had pretend
ed to be all the time. She was wrapped
up in ft blanket aad MRM to Mr
room, and this morning she left the
city. C. Fannie Allyn, who is a spir
itualistic lecturer, was present, and was
so convinced of the fraud that she
wagered a large sum of money that
Mrs. Pickering would be found in the
Indian dress if the lights were brought
in. Mr. Pickering protested against
the light, as it would kill his wife if de
materializing were brought about in
the light, ana, as he had a majority
with him, darkness was enforced. Miss
Allyn, Mr. Woods and Mr. Clark all
can swear positively that the alleged
form was Mrs. Pickering, because they
had hold of her during the scrimmage.
Thomas S. Graves, a reporter, found
bits of pasteboard and false whiskers
after the affair had terminated, appar
ently intended to delude the lookers-on.
Mrs. Pickering was accustomed to have
spirits raise the curtain and expose her
sitting in the chair, but this proves to
have been only her dress, padded out.
The whole thing was shown to be an
unmitigated humbug.—Boston Adver
Hovel Uses or the TeleplMMb
VARIOUS are the surprises which
blossOm ont of that wonderful instru
ment, the telephone. In France they
have applied it for marine purposes.
The French war-steamer Desaix hail to
tow out from Toulon the old ship Ar
gonaute. A conducting wire was rolled
round one of the towing cables, with
an end on board each vessel. The
electric current was formed by the ac
tion of the sea on the copper-sheathing
of the ships. A telephone was intro
duced in the circuit on each, and com
munication established between them.
During the whole time of the naviga
tion conversation could be carried on
easily between the officers of the two
vessels as if they hail been seated in
the same etibin. The next step was to
apply the telephone to the work of the
diver. One of the glasses of the hel
met is replaced by a copper plate, in
which is inserted a telephone, so that
tne man has only a slight movement of
the head to make in order to receive
communications or report observa
tions. The advantages of such an ar
rangement are obvious. Frequently
at sea the necessity arises of examin
ing the keel or bottom of a ship. The
diver descends, and is able to give an
account of all he sees and does and re
ceive instructions without having to
be brought to the surface to give
explanations, as has hitherto been
the case. By the use of the telephone
a man at the bottom of the sea cm re
main in constant verbal communica
tion with those at the surface. But
the most singular application of the
telephone comes from New South
Wales, where Mr. Severn, an enthusi
astic experimenter, claims that he has
made the deaf to hear with it. After
describing a very simple telephone
which he constructed out of a tin pot,
the closed end of which he opened and
and tied over it a piece of parchment,
passing a fine string through the cen
ter and making a knot inside, Mr.
Severn says: "Make a loop in the
string some four feet long, put this
loop over the forehead of the listener
(the deaf man), cause him to place
the palms of his hands flat and hard
against the ears, let the loop pass over
the hands, and now this listener will
hear the smallest whisper, let him be
deaf or not. This fact may appear ex
traordinary it is nevertheless, true
that a deaf man may thus be wade to
hear the voice, music, etc."—N. Y.
Robbery of a Train by Spanish Brig
A CORRESPONDENT of the RcptibHtpte
Francaise, who was traveling by a
train which was stopped just outside
Barcelona recently, says: The express
which leaves Barcelona at 10:26 p. m.
for the French frontier (by way of
Gerona and Figueras) was stopped a
short distance north of the San Andres
Station, not far from Barcelona, and
all the passengers were stripped of
what they had about them. The brig
ands who achieved this exploit sur
prised one of the signalmen, and, hav
ing gagged him, turned on the danger
signal. The engine-driver of course
stopped the train, and while the pas
sengers were looking out of the win
dows to see what was the cause of the
stoppage, some fifty men, all armed
with daggers and revolvers, clustered
up on tne carriage steps and forced
their way into the compartments.
Money, watches, jewelry and all other
objects of any value had to be delivered
up and in one or two instances, where
passengers were inclined to be recalci
trant, the robbers placed the muzzle of
their revolvers in unpleasant proximity
with the persons of the victims. After
the carriages had been carefully exam
ined they sacked the contents of the lug
gage van and then disappeared. The
train put back to Barcelona, and ar
rived there at about one in the morn
—A party of boys in St. Lawrence
County, N. Y., on peering through a
crack in a lone cabin in the woods were
very much scared by meeting the eye
of an immense panther. A party was
formed of the bravest of the farm hands
around, who with guns, revolvers and
pitchforks, cautiously approached the
cabin, determined to lay the skin of the
beast at tho feet of the fair ones at
home. The door was opened, and after
a little while of breathless waiting a
yearling colt made his appearance and
gazed wonderingly at the party where
upon many volunteered to tell what
they would have done had it been ft
—The cheap grade of black glace
silks are now being used for traveling
suits, instead of the gray bege suitings.
These do not retain tne dust and are al
ways in taste. A plain linen collar,
with cuffs, completes the costume.--M.
Y. Graphic.
THE atmosphere of London is viti
ated by the fumes arising from its in
numerable eoal fires. In a paper read
before the Society of Arts it was esti
mated that the coal annually consumed
in London is over 8,000,000 tons.
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her, when
Mrs. Pickering plainly appeared to be
the simulator. She screamed to have
the light carried out, which was done,
and Mr. Pickering, tho husband of
the medium, as well as some others
sympathizing in the fraud, choked
Clark and tried to lessen his hold on
the poor
Barley, No.1.
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