WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1881.
A new’ industry, the extensive cultivation of
flowers for perfumery purposes, is about to be
staned in California. In Europe it is very re
munerative; a good crop of lavender will yield
The Philadelphia Times has made the dis
covery that before the tun’s rays quit the
American flag at the last point of the Aleu
tian Isles, they strike it again at Calais in
John Burroughs’ experiment in introducing
English skylarks into this country is not suc
cessful. He writes to Forest and Stream that
two of the seven he imported died soon after
arrival from the effects of lice, and that the five
which he liberated have disappeared. He says
he thinks that all efforts to introduce the lark
will fail The birds become dispersed and lost
in our vast territory.
A suit of more than ordinary interest is on
trial before Judge Williamson in Chicago, 825,-
000 being sought under the “ dram-shop act.”
The complainant is Mrs. Lucy A. Elkins, the
wife of the landscape painter, Henry A. Elkins.
Since October, 1876, Mr. Elkins has been an
habitual drunkard, and owing, Mrs. Elkins
says, to the pernicious influence exercised over
him by a liquor seller. His art yielded liim an
income of 810,000 a year, all of which he squan
dered. Mr. Elkins’s most celebrated picture is
“ Mount Shasta.”
The Austrian capital is suffering from'!he
plague of birds, an unusual infliction for a large
city. The invaders are sparrows, and they are
so numerous and, withal, so robust and bellige
rent, that such winged favorites as the thrush
and nightingale have been driven from the city
by them. Indeed, the sparrows have become
so great a nuisance that the municipal authori
ies have been compelled to appoint a special
chasseur to wage war against them; and he,
armed with an air gun, now perambulates the
parks and avenues, silently pursuing the work
Improvements in American flour milling ma
chinery have so far asserted themselves that
the exporation of wheat-flour during the past
year has very sensibly increased, while the ex
ports of wheat, have slightly diminished. These
changes in the quantity of exports is also par
tially due to the method now largely in vogue
of shipping flour in sacks instead of in barrels.
The improved machinery is also seriously af
fecting foreign millers, who, with old machinery
are not able to compete with flour ground in
this country, and are calling loudly for import
ed machinery. Eagiish and French millers are
loudest in their complaints.
Tub master of the mint announces that the
four-penny bit will soon cease to circulate in
England, for none have been coined since 1856,
and nearly half a million had gone out of cir
culation within the past two years. The three
penny bit, however, still finds an honorable
place in the affections of the English people,
one of its chief functions being to drop with a
charitable clatter into collection plates in the
churches. The banks complain that the par
sons flood them with it, and the mint has at
tempted to limit the issue, but to no purpose.
Nearly two million three-penny bits have been
sent adrift in a single year.
While the New York World’s Fair hangs fire
on going a begging, Europe is doing things
practically. Two industrial exhibitions were
opened simultaneously in Germany on Sunday.
May 15 —one at Breslau, for the Province of
Silesia, and the other at Halle, for the kingdom
of Saxony. The “exhibition palace,” as it is
called, after the now usual custom, at Brsslau
appears to be a fine building, suggestive of the
Kremlin. It is particularly rich in its ma
chinery and mining department, while textile
industry is very fully represented. The Silesian
Art union has obtained a section of the palace,
and has brought together a large and respecta
ble illustration of Silesian art.
Statistics of pauperism in England for the
year which closed in January last furnishes a
striking example of the poverty which exists at
the side of colossal fortunes and material so
cial and political progress. The number of
paupers on the first of January was 809,518, of
whom 195,286 were indooi paupers, and 614,-
232 outdoor, with exactly the only 177 of the
total number classed as “relieved.” Beckon
ing the total population at 22,700,00, which are
the figures given in the census of 1871, the
proportionate finds one pauper to every 27 per
sons. Some improvement, however, was made
over the previous year—a reduction of paupers
numbering 34,513, who were confirmed wholly
to the outdoor class.
The board of regents of the Mount Vernon
Ladies’ association, which has just held its an
nual meeting, reports that the historic mansion
is in excellent condition, and that tfie green
house and gardens never looked better. The
old rose garden is a great bouquet of buds and
blossoms, in the centre of which the Martha
Washington rose brnh stands white and fra
grant, Ail the rooms in the house, to which
many notable additions of old furniture and
other interesting relics have been made during
the past year, were found .scrupulously neat
and clean. The country is much indebted to
the excellent judgment and efficient work of
the Ladies’ association for the preservation and
restoration of Mount Vernon.
The estimates of expenditure for the three
cities, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati, for
1881, disclose the following facts; Interest and
debt payment for St. Louis, £1,581,000; for
Chicago, £592,000; for Cincinnati, £1,616,000,
Chicago’s part of the Cook county debt and
Cincinnati’s share c f the Hamilton county debt
are not included in the estimates. Su Louis
has no county debt. The St. Louis police de
partment will cost £500,000; Chicago, £512,000.
The fire department in Bt. Louis cost last year
£270,000; in Cincinnati, £189,000; the estimate
for Chicago this year i5 £548,000. The receipts
from the water department last year were £660,-
000, and the operating expenses £236,000, show
ing net receipts of £424,000; the water receipts
in Cincinnati were £523,000, and the disburse
Thebe are many married women engaged in
teaching in Cincinnati, and a resolution is to
be introduced into the school board for the dis
missal of them all at the close of the present
school year. The question of the fitness of a
married woman for teaching will doubtless re
main a debatable one. The ordinary reasons
assigned for a crusade against them are that
they are taking up the places which belong
rightfully to the girls who are without any
other means of support; that they ought to be
devoting themselves to the duties of their
homes; and that the cares of a husband and a
family leave them little energy for the per
formance of school work. These considerations
are not without force, but solons of Cincinnati
set their reform upon different grounds. They
intend to dismiss the married women in the in
terest of morality. One of that class taught
until within two mouths of maternity and so
shocked the delicate sensibilities of the trustees
that they are almost ready to ostracise every
schoolmarm who is not a maid or a widow.
The Now York Evening Post thinks the re
cent American successes on the foreign turf
will stimulate the use of the saddle horse here.
The trotting horse has already in the large
cities greatly fallen out of favor with the
wealthy youth. The young man with the dia
mond shirt pin, and fast trotter and light
wagon, is much more rarely seen than he was
even ten years ago. Since the downfall of the
French empire he has begun to take his fash
ions from London, and he is rapidly acquiring
one of that best of English fashions which
makes the saddle the fittest place for a man
who needs exercise and wishes to get over
ground rapidly. This is a great change for the
better. Then, too, adds the Post, “however it
may have been in Horace’s day, in our time
Black Care has ceased to sit behind the horse
man. She rides in buggies and hacks, and in
almost every species of wheeled vehicle, and
goes much on foot, but she is now seldom seen
on her old pillion behind a mounted man.
* My cook,’ said Lord Palmerston, ‘is an ass,
but my doctor is a horse.’ and there is certainly
no more successful medical practitioner than the
While the Northern Pacific Railway com
pany is pushing its rails westward the Union
Pacific steps in and proposes to construct a
connection which will enable it to compete with
the former on through freight. The plan is to
build a line of railroad from Granger, a point
on the Union Pacific, between Sidney and
Cheyenne, to a connection with the lines of the
Oregon railway and Navigation company. It
is said that the maps and preliminary surveys
of the proposed route have been made. From
Granger to Baker City, Oregon, the distance is
550 miles, and it is proposed to organize an in
dependent company in the interests of the
Union Pacific. Each holder of 100 shares of
Union Pacific stock will receive first mortgage
bonds of the new road to the amount of $2,000
and a bonus of ten shares of stock in the new
company. This division will raise a snm of
810,000,000 or over 818,000 per mile of the road
to be constructed. This would seem to be a
dangerous blow to the Northern Pacific, which,
lying farther north, cannot be operated so
cheaply in the winter season. The Southern
Pacific, which lies entirely below the snow line
will be a hot competitor for the traffic of both
the southern routes.
Plain, Straightforward Answer.
Lawyers who demand precision in a
witness sometimes get it with interest.
Firmer Marston, of Norway (Me.,) rid
ing one day in his one-horse wagon, ran
over and killed one of Sam Pingree’s
Pingree sued him, and at the trial of
the case one of Marston’s witnesses was
Uncle Tim Smith, a good old soul—as
honest as the days is long- truthful and
simple-hearted—albeit, a little inclined
to tell big stories of his own ' exploits.
Uncle Tom had seen the whole thing—
had seen the pig run under the horse’s
feet, coming very near to throwing
Marston’s team into a complete wreck.
Holden took his witness in hand to
“ Now, see here, Mr. Smith. We
want none of your s'posiris —none of
your ,fs or buts; but I want you to give
plain, straightforward answers to my
questions. Now, then. Give your at
tention; you saw Mr. Marston—the de
fendant in this case—driving his carriage
past Mr. Pingree’s dwelling?”
* “No, sir!”
“What? You did not so declare
under oath ?”
“ No, Sm!”
“ What! You did not see Mr. Mars
ton driving past Mr. Pingree’s dwel
“ Yes—l did!"
“Your honor!” exclaimed Holden,
turning to the justice with fire in his
eye, and a thunder-cloud upon his
But the judge did not allow him to
“ Confine yourself to the witness, Mr.
Holden. Evidently, be knows what he
is talking about.”
Then, boiling with wrath, the peppery
lawyer returned to the witness, who
stood as calmly cool and serene as an
autumnal morning in harvest-time.
“ Witness! I will ask you once more.
Did you not tell this court in your di
rect testimony, that you stood near, and
were looking on, when Mr. Marston
passed my client’s house ?”
“Yes, sir,—l did.”
“ And now , sir, what was he driving?”
“ He was driviri his hoss, sir"
An Historic Room.
[From the N. Y. Times.]
The Jerusalem Chamber, where the
New Testament company of revisers have
held their meetings since June 22, 1870,
was originally the parlor of the Abbot’s
palace, and is associated with many in
teresting events in English history. It
was to this spot that Henry IV. was con
veyed when seized with his last illness,
and where he died, March 20, 1413. It
was here, in the days of the Long Par
liament, that the celebrated Assembly of
Divines, driven by the cold from Henry
VII. ’s chapel, held its sixty-sixth session
on Monday, October 2, 1643, and con
tinued to meet until its closing session,
(the eleven hundred and sixty-third,) on
February 22, 1649. Here were prepared
the famed Westminster Confession of
faith and the longer and shorter cate
chisms of the Presbyterian churches of
Scotland, and, for many generations, of
the independents of England. Here
also, just 50 years later, at the sug
gestion of Dr. Tillotson, then Dean of
Canterbury, the memorable commision
appointed by William 111. assembled to
devise a basis for a scheme of compre
hension in a revision of the English
prayer-book. In the oblong room,
somewhat narrow for its length, measur
ing about 40 feet from north to south,
and about 20 from east to west, the New
Testament company have held the larger
number of their sessions, the whole
number being 407, the total number of
attendances, 6,426, and the average at
tendance at each meeting, 15.8 members.
Their last meeting for the New Testa
ment w r ork ended at 5 p. m. November
NEWS IN BRIEF.
A Bad Pockeb
A. C. Lawrence, a New York liquor dealer,
lost SIOO,OOO worth of bonds through a hole m
The letter of resignation of Commissioner of
Pensions Bentley has been sent to the president
and made public. His successor is Col. W. W.
Dudley, of ludiaua.
The suspension of the old Boston firm of E.
P, Cutler A Cos., iron dealers, is announced,
with liabilities of nearly $700,000, They may
pay 70c on the dollar.
An insurgent tribe was annihilated by the
native Algerian forces recently. The insurgents
left sixty-six dead, but succeeded in carrying
away the wounded. Five hundred camels were
A package of money amounting to $3,000
was stolen from a safe at Maher & Brayson’s
foundry, Cleveland, 0., on the 18th inst. An
accomplice engaged the clerk in conversation
on the sidewalk while the thief operated inside
Trouble has broken out between the Sioux
and Crows and resulted hear Woody mountain,
in the British possessions, in which twenty
eight of the former tribe were killed. The
Crows object to the Sioux migrating further
west. Hence the difficulty.
Rilled by Lightning.
James Conner, a farmer living near Carlin
ville, 111., was killed with his team by a stroke
Mrs. Fred. Dittmau, residing in Milwaukee,
was killed by lightning while performing house
hold duties on the morning of the 16th. The
house was injured slightly.
Insurgent Outrages in Algiers.
A band of insurgents made a raid upon some
factories near Saida, Algiers, and robbed the
employes, nearly all Spaniards, after which
they set fire to the dwellings and other
property in the vicinity. Many men, women
and children are missing, and are supposed to
have perished in the flames. It is stated that
sixty of the factory operatives were killed.
The Democrats of lowa have nominated the
For Governor—Judge L. G. King.
For Lieut. Governor —G. M. Walker.
For Judge of the Supreme Court—H. B.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction—
Walter H. Butler.
Starving to Dcatli.
Mrs. Nellie Ingram, of Battle Creek, Mich.,
has since last October been unable to eat. Her
condition arises from the extraction of a large
double tooth. She has become so nervous that
the presence of food produces a deathly sick
ness. Her life is sustained wholly by injec
tions or by baths of nutritious liquids. Her
weight has been reduced from 180 pounds to 80,
and she has nearly lost her voice.
A Bank President’s Fate.
t In the United States Court at Brattleboro,
Vt., on the 15tb inst. f Silas M. Waite, cx-presi
deut of the First National Bank of Brattleboro,
pleaded guilty to the charge of having made
false returns to the government ollicers under
the national banking act, and was sentenced to
six years imprisonment in the house of correc
The Treasury Crooks*
The preliminary report of the committee in
vestigating the affairs of the treasury depart
ment has been submitted to Secretary Windom.
The investigators report that thev found a
regularly organized ring which had been in ex
istence for years, and which had misappro
priated money and defrauded the government.
The officials and employes who were connected
therewith will be immediately dismissed. A
mo"e complete and thorough investigation will
be ordered. 1 '
Secretary Lincoln has issued an order de
claring that the whole number of enlisted men
allowed for clerical duty shall be thirteen ser
geants, twenty-one corporals, 107 privates, and
sixteen topographical assistants, and the general
of the army will regulate their distribution.
The commanding generals of the military di
visions and departments, and the commandidg
officer of the district of New Mexico, and the
superintendents of the recruiting service may
detail enlisted men to act as messengers, but
not to exceed five to each division, department,
and district, and one to each superintendent of
A number of torpedoes on board the steamer
Einnace of the British war ship Monarch, in har
or at Tunis, Algeria, exploded on the 18th
inst., killing a lieutenant and wounding eight
men, one fatally. The disaster was caused by
by the ignition of gun cotton.
Just before the launch of the steamer City of
Rome at Barwa, Eng., on the 14th, the boiler
of a donkey engine on her deck exploded, kill
ing three persons and injuring ten others,
several very seriously.
A patent waterback in the grape sugar works
at Buffalo exploded with such force on the 14th
as to kill one man and wound several others.
The boiler of a wrecking steamer lying
alongside a wreck at Cape Henry, exploded
on the 12th inst., killing the fireman, and fatal
ly scalding two others.
T. H. Barnes, engineer, and O. H. Richard
son, fireman, were fatally injured by a collision
on the Texas and Pacific railroad on the 9th.
Two construction trains collided at full speed
near Troy, Kan., on the 17th inst., owing to a
blunder of the telegraph operator. A caboose
containing a party of workmen was demolished
and two persons killed. Three others were ser
An accident occurred to a passenger train
near Reading, Pa., on the 16th inst., by which
Charles Matthew, fireman, was instantly kill
ed, and James Herburne, engineer, frightfully
injured. Some miscreant placed a log on the
track and caufed the mishap.
Some boys pushed a car from a siding on to
the main track at Willimantic (Conn.) yards on
the 16th and caused the wreck of a freight
train wbich came along soon after.
At Ascot on the 16th, Lorillard’s Iroquois won
the St. James Palace stakes easily. The third
race for the Ascot gold cup was won by Robert
the Devil. Foxhall came in fourth. Iroquois
did not participate in this race.
At Ascot, Eng,, on the 14th, the race for the
Prince of Wales stakes was won by Lorillard’s
Iroquois. There were seven starters. The Eng
lish sporting people made enthusiastic demon
strations on the appearance of the American
The gate-money on the occasion of the race
for the Grand Prix at Longchamps, Paris, on
the 12th inst., amounted to $50,000, which was
the largest amount ever received on any one
day there. A large part of the money came
from the American colonies in London and in
Paris, who anticipated the victory of Foxhall,
and who willingly paid the money that they
might witness it.
J. R. Tufts, of Dunkirk, N. Y., connected
with the Brooks locomotive works, committed
suicide on the 18th iust.
A disgusted Chicagoan, named Fritz Miller,
laid his head on a railway track and was
promptly reheved of his earthly cares, on the
The body of J. A. Jack, formerly of Toledo,
0., was taken from the Missouri river at Kan
sas City, on the 19th inst. Supposed suicide.
The recent drowning of her five children by
an insane woman in Calhoun county, Arkansas,
has caused two suicides in that locality. A
worthy old farmer, unable to throw off the
cloud from his mind, read a chapter in the
Bible and hanged himself in his smoke-house.
At Wilmette, near Chicago, on the 15th inst.,
a man supposed to be O. C. Van Dyke, jumped
off a bluff 70 feet high, but escaped alive. He
then waded into the lake and drowned himself.
Mrs. J. M. McCarty, a young widow of De
troit, who was to be taken to the insane asylum,
escaped from her guards and drowned herself
in the river.
Hugo Yon Malapert, ngcd 25, a scion of a
noble German house, jumped off the tower of
the Chicago water works on thonight of the
13th, and was instantly killed. No cause is as
signed for the deed.
Benjamin Braman, of Lancaster, 0., a
wealthy stock-raiser, climbed a tree in the
woods, and swung himself off with a rope.
Lost at Sea.
The schooner R. J. Hart, from St. John, N.
F., for Labrador, laden with fishing supplies,
and a large number of people, was crushed by
ice and sunk when about 22 miles from Cape
St. John on the 14th inst. All hands were res
The schooner Edward Lee arrived at Vineyard
Haven, Mass., and reports that on the 14th
of May, while in the latitude of 17:42, longitude
46, the captain and six seamen started in a boat
from the ship to chase a school of whales, since
which time nothing has been seen of them, al
though a vigorous search was prosecuted. The
boat was supplied with a compass and lantern.
There is a faint hope that the waifs were picked
up by some passing vessel. The names of the
missing ones are: Capt. C. A. Sparks, John
Baker, Charles Leslie, Manual Govia, Peter
George, and Manual Fogo.
Particulars of the wreck of the steamship
Torovna on the east coast of New Zealand have
been received. The ship struck on the rocks at
a point between the port of Dunedin and the
bluff. The crew and passsengers huddled up
in the forward part of the boat and were gradu
ally washed off by the sea, which became
boisterous immediately after the disaster.
About 130 lives were lost.
Ex-Senator Henry S. Lane died at Crawfords
ville, Ind., on the 18th inst., aged 80 years.
Geo. Bruce, a prominent and wealthy citizen of
Adrian, Mich., died on the 17th inst., aged 79.
Win. E. Goodyear, who rode from the Atlan
tic to the Pacific in 1852, passed away at New
Haven, Conn., on the 17th inst., aged 50.
Geo. D. Ramsey, a well-known commission
man, died at Ghicago, on the 17th inst., aged
Sir Joseph Mason, well known in connection
with the manufacture of steel pens, is dead.
Prof. Geo. Rolleston, M. D.. and A. R. S., of
Oxford University, has joined the silent ma
Joseph E. Smith, a prominent lawyer and
politician of Chicago, died on the 16th. Mr.
Smith was James G. Blaine’s first opponent for
congress in Maine in 1863.
Win. Boucicault, brother of Dion, the dra
matist, died suddenly in a railway carriage at
London, Eng., on the 15th.
Capt. C. B. Phillips, United States engineer
in charge of harbor and river improvements at
Norfolk, Va., died on the 15th inst.
Right Rev. James Danell Regan, Catholic
bishop of Southwark, Eng., is dead.
Dr. G. Holdt, who died in Cincinnati, was for
some years at the head of the famous insane
asylum at Riga, Russia, receiving the decora
tion of the order of St. Stanislaus.
Geo, Armour, of the Chicago firm of Armour,
Dole & Cos., died at Brighton, Eng., on the 13th
inst., aged 65 years.
A gale at Deadwood, on the 15th, toppled
over the new Methodist church, and at Lead
City the Sisters’ hospital was wrecked.
One of those frightful and disastrous wind
storms to which the southwestern states are
subject swept over Kansas, Missouri, and a por
tion of lowa on the 12th inst., dealing out
death and destruction in its course through the
afflicted territory. Following is a; list of cas
ualties as far as received:
At Colfax, lowa, five persons injured and a
number of buildings destroyed.
At Osage, Kansas, about fifty houses de
molished, crops ruined, three persons killed
outright and fori / injured some dangerously.
Nearly every house in the town of Flora,
Kansas, was destroyed or badly damaged.
At King City, Mo., houses, stock, trees and
shrubbery were laid waste. Men were picked
up bodily, thrown seventy-five feet in the air
and landed a quarter of a mile away. A farm
er named Maynard was impaled by a piece of
timber and his daughter Grace was denuded of
clothing and fatally injured. R. F. Nelson,
another farmer, was killed on the porch of his
Near Rosendale, Mo., Mrs. Roberts and two
children were killed and their house totally
wrecked. The dwelling of John Colt was also
ruined and his three-year-old daughter killed.
Nineteen men sought shelter in a farmer’s
house near Winslow. Every one was injured,
Richard Johnson and James Murray, grooms,
in the employ of Thomas F. Ryan,* the New
York banker, were kicked to death by a horse
previously supposed to be very gentle—on the
A colored boy named Ralph Edmunds, 15
years of age, shot himself through the heart
while examining a pistol.
Albert G. Robinson, a traveling salesman
from Cincinnati, 0., while attempting to cross
the railroad track at Marlow, Ilk, was run over
and fatally mangled on the 17th.
Three sons of George A. Ross, of Oskaloosa,
lowa, were drowned in a creek near that city,
on the 17th. On learning of the sad affair the
father plunged into the stream and his life was
saved with difficulty. The mother is nearly
Joseph Webb and John Harris, painters,
were fatally injured at Buffalo, N. Y., on the
17th, by a fall from a scaffold.
Eight cases of drowning occurred at Cincin
nati, 0., on the 16th inst. Six of them hap
pened at one time in the western part of the
city, by the capsizing of a boat load of work
men at a coal yard. Geo. Kelkoff and Felix
Divine, boys, were drowned while bathing.
A boat containing five young men was carried
over the dam in the lowa river at Marshall
town on the 17th, and two of the number
drowned. Their names are Sam. S. Jones and
Charles Davis, a brakeman, caught his foot
in a frog at Cincinnati, 0., on the 16th inst.,
and was crushed by a train,
John Middleton and wife fell out of a boat at
Roger’s Mill, Barlow county, Ga., on the 15th
inst., and both were drowned.
Near Mt. Vernon, Ky., on the 18th inst.,
James Hart shot Andrew Baker dead. They
were both drunk, and Hart claims that the
shooting was accidental.
John McCombe, a prominent Colorado politi
cian shot and probably fatally wounded James
McDonald, an actor, at Leadville, Col., on the
17. Cause, misunderstanding in regard to the
use of a buggy.
Robert B. Cyphert, a leading citizen of Marion
county, Arkansas, was shot by an assassin while
standing in his doorway.
A crazy man shot and severely wounded Miss
Fannie Walker at Elizabethtown, N. J., on the
17th inst., and then killed himself.
Thos. Meyer, of Rantowles, S. C., crazed by
religion, shot his 13-year-old boy as a sacrifice
on the 13th. He failed in the attempt to mur
der two more of his children. The murderous
father persuaded his little son to walk ahead of
him on the road, and then deliberately shot
A printers’ strike at Pittsburgh, Pa., resulted
in a tragedy on tae 16th inst. One of the dis
placed men named Michael Corcoran, assaulted
a “rat” and was shot dead.
At a saw-mill fifteen miles from Hot Springs,
Ark., on the 15th inst., R. L. Justice was shot
with a rifle by a man named Gregg, who had
also recently killed a negro.
Juan Monterea, of Toas, New Mexico, killed
Lem Gallagher with a hoe, for interfering in a
fight with his mother, A lynching party swung
Monterea from the court house railing on the
Geo. L. Larkin, deputy United States mar
shal, killed his cousin, also named Larkin, at
Rogerville, Teim., on the 15th inst. The de
ceased had violated the laws and was resisting
arrest when shot down.
Clay Wilson, a notorious gambler, was shot
dead at Denver, Col., on the 16th, by James
Moor, another of the gentry.
At Bedford, Ind.,*Wm. Brannan was shot by
a concealed assassin and instantly killed.
Robert Martin shot his wife and child, a girl
three years old, at Newark, N. J., on the 15th
inst. The woman was instantly killed and his i
child mortally wounded.
Freeman A1 voire, a lunatic, was murdered by
Byron L. Day, a fellow unfortunate at Wau
watosa, Milwaukee countv, Wis., on the 13th
Two neck-tie sociables on the 13th inst. —one
at Denver, Ark., and the other at Westou, Neb.
At the former place Emory, a nmrderer, was
taken from jail and hung; and at the latter vil
lage Charles Diddell, a negro rapist, had his
neck stretched by an angry populace.
Timothy Mahoney, a policeman, was shot
dead by burglars at Chicago, on the night of
the 12th inst.
Wrn. Gordon and Peter Magnus quarrelled at
Chicago on the 12th, wheu Magnus kicked Gor
don in the neck, causing instant death,
Patrick Mallory was snot and billed by James
McDonough at Cincinnati, on the night of
the 12th. •
Work of the Flames*
The new suspension bridge over the Allegheny
river near Pittsburg, Pa., caught fire on the
19th, and was damaged $40,000 worth. The
bridge is an imposing structure erected at a
cost of $300,000 in 1859.
By the destruction of the Miami Oil and Soap
works at Cincinnati, on the 18th inst. a loss of
$200,000 was occasioned.
Dillmger & Co.’s distillery and warehouse at
Bethany, Pa., was destroyed by fire on the 17lh.
Two-thirds of the business portion of War
reutown, N. C., was wiped out by tire on the
night of the 17th, Loss, $40,000.
The gas works, stable, ice-house and laundry
of the Beebe house, Put-in-Bay proper, were
destroyed by fire on the 17th. Loss, SIO,OOO.
Swepson mills, in Alaxmac Falls, N. C., was
totally destroyed on the 17th. The works con
tained 4,000 spindles and 168 looms, and em
ployed 207 operators. The loss will foot up
$200,000. Insurance, $70,000.
Terrible forest fires Rare prevailing in New
Brunswick, and the mining colony of Little Bay
is threatened. Two large steamers were in wait
ing ready to transport the populace if neces
An extensive bush fire rages on the line of
the Quebec Central railway, in Canada. Pa
pineaus’ extensive mills have been burned.
Loss, $32,000. At Kingsley Falls fifteen houses
were burned, also 4,000 cords of wood belong
ing to the Grand Trunk road.
The White Lead works near Baltimore, Md..
burned on the 16th. Damage estimated at
$76,000. Insurance, $30,000,
A. P. Johnson’s extensive furniture factory,
Chicago, vanished in smoke on the 16th inst.,
causing a loss of $50,000. Insurance, $17,000.
Several people were injured during the progress
of the fire.
A fire broke out on the 15th iust., in a ware
house on Farman street, Brooklyn, and before
it was extinguished completely gutted two of
the structures with their contents, consisting of
merchandise. The loss is estimated at $1,000,-
000. One workman was burned to death and
another was fatally injured by jumping from a
Thirty-six laborers’ houses, two saw mills and
a considerable quantitv of lumber burned in
Asbestos township, Theoford, Canada, on the
A loss of $70,000 was incurred by the burn
ing of the residence of Hon. J. B. Bromly, at
Oastleton, Vt., on the 13th.
Smith Bros.’ planing mill and sash factory, a
boarding house, several small buildings and
1,500,000 feet of lumber, was burned at Che
boygan, Mich., on the 13th. Loss $60,000, The
tire was occasioned by a spark from a tug.
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Tales of a Baggage Smasher.
One of the porters of a New York
hotel has been talking about trunks to
a reporter. He says the secret of
handling a trunk safely lies in a knowl
edge of the fact that the comers are al
ways dovetailed and strongly braced
with iron. Let a trunk down on a cor
ner and its all right. Big trunks are
not what porters dread. “It looks
tremendous,” said this practical philos
opher, “to see a man take one of them
and trot up to the top story, but you
want to remember this all through life:
Wherever a woman is concerned, things
are bound to be light; so when a
woman’s trunk—and only women have
big trunks—comes along, a porter
picks it up easily. With a man, though,
it’s different. Old travelers are apt to
carry books, and books are mighty
heavy, while a drummer will pack half
the stock of a dry goods store in his
trunk, which is usually small, and then
make funny remarks when you nearly
break your back lifting it.”
The Past and Present,
[From the Washington Star.]
In noting the difference in, the style in
which senators and representatives now
live in Washington as compared with
that usual thirty years ago, an old resi
dent tells an anecdote of interest. He
says that at that time it was not uncom
mon for every worthy members of either
House of congress to occupy rooms over
stores. \ very swell gentleman was
elected to'congress, whom we will call
Baker, and he set up a grand establish
ment here. He was greatly shocked to
find that his intimate friend Cooper, al
though a very rich man, lived over a
grocery store, and one day in addressing
a note to him, wrote: “Hon. Mr.
Cooper, over Mr. Smith’s grocery
store.” But Cooper was not to be put
down thus, so, remembering the situa
tion of Baker’s grand house, when he
answered, addressed his letter to “ Hon.
George Augustus Baker, opposite Foy’s
The mother of George Eliot is 90 years
old, and resides at Hobart, Tasmania.
Vinnie Beam’s brother has a farm in
the Indian territory, and lives with the
Indians, having a squaw for a wife.
D. S. Alexander, the newly-appointed
fifth auditor of the United States treas
ury, served through the war as a private,
entering the service when only 15 years
The widow of the late Frank Leslie
has at last come into full possession of
the property of her late husband, and
will hereafter conduct in her own name
all the periodicals which he established.
Charles A. Dana was working on a
salary of $5 per week when he married,
and he is now worth half a million.
There is no trick about it; all you have
to do is to marry rich; and put your
wife’s money out at interest.
William G. Choate, late judge of the
United States Supreme Court for the
Southern district of New York, was, it is
said, first scholar in his class at Harvard,
and curiously enough, Addison Brown,
his successor, was the second scholar.
Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnson, niece
of President Buchanan, is now at Wheat
lands nursing the only boy left to her—
a bright boy of eleven, of whose return
to health there is but little hope. Mrs.
Johnson’s eldest son died last winter.
JoHxV Adams and Jefferson thrived on
quarrels and died at ninety-one and
eighty-three respectively, on the
Fourth of July, amongst the fire works.
John Quincy Adams and his father to
gether lived 182 years, and Charles
Francis Adams is seventy-four, making
of three lives in direct succession 256
years up to this moment.
On June 10, 1861, First Lieutenant
John T. Greble was killed at the Big
Bethel affair, and on June 10, 1881, his
son, Cadet John T. Greble, was made a
second lieutenant, standing sixth in his
class of graduates at West Point, where
his father was a cadet and an assistant
professor. The elder Greble was the
first commissioned officer killed in battle
on the Union side.
John Reynolds, a wealthy resident of
Lackawanna, Pa., added to the desertion
of his wife the meanness of converting
all his property into cash, and taking it
along. Mrs. Gladstone, the woman
with whom he eloped, was meaner still.
Although her husband was comparative
ly poor, she stole the small amount of
money which he had saved by years of
Trickett is six feet three inches in
height and weighs about 175 pounds.
He was the champion of Australia for
years, and he defeated the best English
scullers in 1876. His last trip to Eng
land was a disastrous one, for he was
defeated by both Boss and Hanlan. He
was not in good condition at the time,
however. Trickett lost the third finger
of his left hand several years ago in
handling a beer keg.
Fred Archer, the jockey who rode
the winner of the Derby and the second
horse in the Grand Prix de Paris, is a
Itttle over twenty-five years old, and is
the son of a jockey. He won his first
regular race at the age of fourteen, and
at the end of 1880 he had a record of
1,430 successful mounts. He rode the
winner of the Derby in 1877, in 1880 and
in 1881. He is still able to ride at 118
pounds. He went into partnership with
Matthew Dawson last January as a
Silas Cutler, of Burlington, Mass.,
next to the oldest postmaster in the
United States, has resigned. He was
appointed in 1832, and his salary has
never reached S4O a year. He says in a
letter to the postmaster general; “I
have been postmaster here for nearly
fifty years. lam getting old and feeble,
and I wish to be relieved of the care of
the office, and should like, as soon as
may be, my discharge. I cannot find
any one here who is disposed to take the
office for the compensation I have re
ceived. ” The office has accordingly been
Hobart Pasha, whose name has fig
ured so much of late in the French
journals, is, as is well known, an Eng
lishman, a son of the Earl of Bucking
hamshire, and a descendant of John
Hampden. It is not so well known,
however, that he played a prominent
part in the civil war in this country,
having, while in command of a vessel
called the Don, several times run the
blockade of ports in possession of the
rebels. He was bom in 1822, and ren
dered faithful service in the English
navy, which he entered in 1836. It was
not until 1867 that he became connected
with the Ottoman naval service, in which
he soon became a pasha and an admiral.
Last January he was made a mouchir or
marshal of the Ottoman empire. In
England, where he is now visiting, he is
known as Hon. Hobart Hampden.
Pensions to Heroes.
[From the Boston Globe.]
Grants to successful warriors have
generally been made in England, vary
ing in manner and amount according to
circumstances and the more or less im
posing services of the recipients. Thus
Marlborough got manors and broad
estates, a sumptuous palace and a per
petual pension. Wellington received
marks of the national munificence in
various installments; a peerage and a
pension after Talavera; increased rank
and a double pension after Ciudad
Rodrigo, £IOO,OOO after Salamanca; half
a million more to purchase an estate at
the close of the Peninsular war; after
Waterloo an additional £200,000 to help
to build and furnish Apslev House and
keep up Strathfieldsaye. Nelson got a
couple of pensions for three fives; Rod
ney, a couple of thousand a year for
himself and his heirs forever. Lord
Lake, the hero of Las war ee, received a
peerage and a pension; Lord Keane, the
same after Ghuznee and the Afghan
campaign of 1839. Lords Hardinge and
Gough were very liberally treated after
the Sikh war, the first with a pension of
eight, and the latter with one of four
thousand a year. More recently Sir
Henry Havelock was granted a
baronetcy, with a pension for three fives,
after the relief of Lucknow. Sir Gar
nett Wolseley got a lump sum of five
and-twenty thousand pounds, and re
fused a baronetcy, for his “courage,
energy and perseverance ” in the Ashan
tee war; and now Sir Donald Stewart
and Sir Frederick Roberts are to have a
similar sum divided equally between
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