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One unsure of eight lines, $1JB0 for th rt nwrtion, and 78 cento for each sulseo.uea dii PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY AT BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE. G. W. AftrVflSTEAB, EDITOR AND FBOrtllTOS. Insertion Insertion Ob column, Half Un&rter K1lith " Omt, " Half " Quarter " EOrhth " One H 1 7ar -rr, ... ........- y 41 H e intju mj " rrnrnrtrrnrmrM. 40 no -a m ,m:;::::::::::::::::::: m 25 SO M 14 00 an on Half uKrtor " " lKhth M M VEKH8 OF ScTBSCRIPTTOX i Special raees given on appneauon. SWA 11 business letter nmst Tie addressed to OEOROE W. ARMIfeTEAD. For one year (in advance) ' l ao VOL. XVII. NO. 40. BOLIVAR, TENN., THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1882. $1.50 per Annum, For six months. 1 00 fie Polivat ifiillttin. NEWS IN BBIEF. Compiled from Various Sourcc3. OONORKSSIOKAti PROCERDINtlS. In tin- Mouse of I!epreentattves on the 13lh the river and luubor Mil was ordered printed. The bill to enable the Nutional Ranking Association to extend its corporate r xistence wus alioU up uuU several speeches made, Mr. Island opposing the national bank ing system. A hill waa introiluced tendering the tfianks of ( 'oiixr to l.luat. J. W. Lunen iower. Ti!K 1 ill t refund taxes on income col lected from citizens of Tennessee without au thority passed the Senate on the kith ; also House hill for the removal of the remains of ien. Kilpn fries-. Mr. Heelr To1re on t!io House bowled distilled spirits hill. Waiving li 1 Ml 111 (lira i. .n i .t 11, 1 u- i f 1 i I hi. Wlnrtnin tw. vesication, he proceeded to argue tins jua- I nee, mimes ana non-iy 01 too measure, w hich, he claimed, would promote ttie Inter ests alike of the uisttUgrg, duiUcra ... .. iovernrnent, for collection of all taxes due on spirits; was ample for it- protection, anil as serted, on the ttuthojitr ot fhr Internal heve niio Department, the utter impossibility of fraud without the absolute eei-tefnty of Its de tection after spirits had hwen deposited in a distillery warehouse, Uecaute after it is re corded every (ration most bo accounted for. Referring to tlioso-cnlled whisky ring, he read a telegram and letter from II. H. shufoldt. President of the TT<ed States Distil lers and MquOr Ttealcrs' Association, t-tatiug that the funds collected by the Western Kxport Association were all paid to exporters ot surplus alcohol to cover their losses; that, German alco hol being very low, this was done to save the home market, and lind nothing to do with legislation. The letter was accom panied bv a circular signed by JTOsident Miller, of the Western Kxport Association, detailing the exigencies whielt required the formation of a r:nj and paj-mont of very large sums of monjy. This, Mr. Beck said, was simply an honest, earnest effort of business men to avert impending ruin which political corruption ana over-production had brought upon them The House yeas 1M, nays 4ft suspended the rules and passed tbe bill providing that no action for damages for the infringement of patentssball te sustained for the use of auy patented arti cle or device when It shall appotiron trial that defendant purchased such article for a val iialde consideration in open market. In the Senate, on the 16th, Mr. Bayard reported favorably from the Finance Commit tee, with amendments in the nature of a sub stitute for the measure, t be hooded spirits lull. He said the amendment would probably be offered in the Senate allowing tb" bonds to he given annqully. Mr. Ves reported favora bly the bill to establish a United states Court tai Indian Terrttoiy. The ft-per-cent.-bond bill was taken up, and Mr. l'luinb explained its provisions. The bill finally went over Tlie House resumed consideration of tbe national bank charter hill, and Mr. Hewitt spoke in favor of the banks, stating that the present system was the host yet devised I.v the ingenuity of man. Mr. liuckner opposed the pending bill as be ing wholly unnecessary. It was a delusion and client, which could not accomplish what the country thought it would and which tailed to MOWS t It'CIVBd stable circulation. Mr. Battel worth (Ohio) supported the bill, as required by puhlin policy and by tbe business interests of the coinitry, but insisted the re serves of national banks should be kept in coin. a Consideration of the Ave percent, land bill was resumed in the Senate, May 17, Mr. (iarland supporting the measure. Alter gen eral discussion upon the question whether military scrip lands were entitled to bo considered as among tho.e actuall? sold up. on which 5 per cent was to be paid, the bill went over without action In the House, (be bank charter extension bill was read by sections for amendment. Mr. Murch (Maine) offered an amendment reducing from twenty to three years the period for which banks may extend their succession. He was wllliug to allow banks three years to go into some honest business. Yeas r.i, nays j 17. Mr. Rnckner (Mo.) moved to make the period ten years. The yeas and nays were ordered. pending which the matter went over for the day. Mr. Hazel ton (Wis. ), from the Commit tee on Klections, submitted a report on the case Of Lowe vs. Wlueler, of tbe Kighth Con gressional District of Abihama, declaring the contestant (Ixjwe) entitled to the soat. THE bill lo extend the Spendeiow steam grain shovel patent was Indefinitely post poned In the Senate, May 18th 25 to 19. Tho House bill authorizing the receipt of United stn'es gold coin In exchange for gold bars passed. The 5 per cent, land bill was then inken up. Mr. Salisbury's amendment, pro hilutiiMT States receiving money from apply ing any of it to the pay of agents emDloyod to procure it, was moiiiuod by Mr. Reck adding the words "except this bo in accord with tbe laws of tbe State, passed after the pa -sago ot this act." Adopted. Disoussion was con tinued by Messrs. Conger, Allison and Mc DH1, and then Mr. Morgan offered an amend ment, which was accepted by the friends of the bill, requiring the payment of f per cent to be made in cash instead of bonus In the House the bill passed pro viding for resumption of American citi zenship. Consideration of the bank char tor extension bill wa lesnnieil Several amendments were rejected, and others of fered by Messrs. Hammond, Ifandall and Hol ptan were adopted. There was a lively dis cussion by the lireenbaekcrs and the bill fin ally went over. PERSON AIj AND POLITIC All. The Kfryptian chamber of notables have convened to lay plans to depose the family of Mehcinet All, of which the pres ent Khedive is a member'. The ministry is preparing the forts on the northern coast, and many Europeans are leaving Cairo. It Is rumored that France bag proposed to England tho dispatch of an allied squadron to Alexandria. ...... ' .', It is st ated that tho Turkish Admiralty lias been ordered to prepare for sea in connection with tbe crisis in Kgypt. Fathkk Hayes, at Chariton, Iowa, defended the Cavendish assassins from his pulpit In the Catholic Church last Sunday. Seven hundred miners at Salineville, Ohio, are out on a strike for the restoration of the ten ceuts a ton cut off a few weeks ago. The niiues are owned mostly in Cleve land. Two hundred applications are before the President for positions on the tariff com mission. Secretary Folger says there will be two protectionist, two free-traders, and five practical merchants on the board. It is understood that ex-Secretary Kirkwood will be chairman, and that ex-Governor lit. Hock, of (teoTgia; Samuel A. TTalnes, of New York; J. L. Hayes, of Boston; Robert P. Porter, of the Census Bureau, and HenrW W. Oliver, Jr., of Pittsburgh, will be mem hers. - J. R. Shipuebd has declined to fur nish the Peruvian investigating oommittee with documents showing what he did to en force the claim of the company, and has addressed to Chairman WiHiams a ltter protesting against the liberty accorded to Mr. Blaine In the investigation. He states that he Is prepared to supply all the evi dence called for, including a letter from the Pi esident of the Uuited Slates, and waits to know if he is to be heard. It is learned Ihut Robert R. Httt, formerly AssUtaat Secre tary of State, will be summoned to a secret session. COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. In connection with the statement that agents of Faure, the Parisian electrician, have come to this country with the Faure batteries for the storage of electricity, a New York paper informs capitalists that Faure 's storage patent is in Interference in the pat ent office with one of Charles F. Brush's numerous patents of a similar cbaractcr.and that Brush, in a case recently decided in that office, proved priority of bis invention back of the earliest date claimed by Faure for his French patent. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. At Pullman, 111., on the 14th, a party of twelve men embarked in a sailboat for a ride on the Calumet Lake. Tbey put off from the shore and had made about half the distance across the lake, which is a nifle in width, when the boat was capsteod. Three boats were promptly manned and put out for the Ill-fated pleasure seekers. Two of the boats, a racing shell and small row-boat, were compelled to return on account of the heavy sea, and ajjother sailboat started, manned by Charles Bronson and Frank Brayman. When they approached within fifteen feet of the wrecked boat they saw six men clinjjing to it nag we welcomed with glad cheers. The relief boat found it im possible to get nearer the wreck and Bray man and Browuson called to the men to let go their hold and swim to them. .lames Bucklin attempted to obey but sank after swimming a few feet, evidently the victim of cramps. At this Juncture the wind "be came more fierce, the boom and mast of the relief boat were carried away, and Brayman and Bronsou were compelled to get out on a mud bank and wade home, reaching Pull man in an exhausted state long after mid night. Napoleon Bucklin, James Bucklin, jrilliam Oliver, Charles F. Tierce, W. A. Burns, Ben). K. Bucklin, John L. Smith, George Dorr, II. T. Moore, Foster Davis, and two others went down. Dan MoMiLtEN, an employee of the Grant smelter, Leadville, Colo., met with a jlnost horrible death on the 16ih. lie was engaged in dumping the slag ore that had been smelted, when he made a misstep and was precipitated a distance of twenty feet into the molten mass below. 'As the man fell he gave one piercing yen, that chilled the blood of those who heard it. He was pulled out as soon as possible, and present ed a most hnratble. appearanxe; the metal bad burned the thick leather suit off, and in many places the flesh fell from the bones. He retained consciousness for more than twenty minutes, and then, under the influ ence of strong anaesthetics, dropped off iDto a slumber which will doubtless prove his last. A broken axle ditched a construc tion train on the Northern Pacific, near Minneapolis, Minn., May 10. W. S. Tur ner, brakeman, ot Stevens' Point, a man named Morris, of Racine, and another named Lawrence were instantly killed, and It is feared others missing are under the wreck. The bodies of Turner and Morris were taken to the Junction, with a number of seriously wounded whose names could not be secured. At Houghton, Mich., on the 16th, Anton Bieber, shot his wife and then com mitted suicide. Mr. Bieber had been Jeal ous for some time, not without cause. A youno daughter of Samuel Foster, living at West Alexandria, Pa. , attempted to start a tire by pouring oil on It from a can the other day. It exploded, setting fire to her clothes and burning her face and person. She will die. While undergoing treatment at a bathing establishment in Orchard, Iowa, the other day, Alexander Ball fell into a fire and was fatally burned. Joseph Deowitii, ayoung brakeman on the Chic;go & Alton Hailroad, is under arrest for killing a tramp who was stealing a ride near Sag Bridge, III., recently. A bbakeman named Phillip Mc Laughlin was killed by cars at Ahrapee Sta tion, Wis., on the 17th. Daniel Stocked, an old resident of Ravenna, O., committed suicide, May 17, by cutting bis throat with a razor. Robert Breckinridge went on a spree in Springfield, Ky., the other day, and was robbed of a pocket-book containing $15 in money and $200 worth of notes. Next morning his body was found hanging to a tree in the suburbs. Isaac Gardner and his three daugh ters were drowned while attempting to ford the Tuscarawas River at Newcomerstown, O., on the 17th. A. C. Renaudin, a Frenchman, aged twenty-two, entered the Protestant Episco pal Church of the Annunciation, New York City, on the ISth, drew a pistol from his pocket and deliberately shot himself. While racing with the steamer Jay Cooke, off Kelly's Island, on the 18th, the steamer American Eagle exploded her steam drum with terrific force. Part of her cabin and hurricane deck were carried away, and the boat caught fire, which was extinguished without much damage. Two persons F. Battle, fireman, and Frank Waiters, porter were fatally and the engineer and four passengers seriously injured. The unfor tunate passengers are Mr. Gilbert, of San dusky, and John Lutts and Mrs. Lutts and daughter, of Middle Bass Island. The boats are rival passenger steamers plying between Sandusky and Detroit. M1SCKLLANEOU9. The Washington Post makes the fol lowing positive statement: Chief Justice Carter and Judges Mae Arthur, Haguer and James held a consultation on the 13th, sum ming up arguments of counsel in the appli cation in the Gniteau case for a new trial. The consultation lasted four hours, and was marked by the most searching examination of the authorities and a most rigorous analy sis of every point made in the arguments. The Judges were in thorough harmony all t hrough, not differing in the general steps by which a decision was reached, although, of course, each Judge had individual opinions on the various points of law and their ap plication. The decision affirms the sentence of the Court below, of course overruling the exceptions, and will be announced May 22. This disposes of Guiteau's last chance. He will be hanged June 30, 1882. Indictments have been found at Washington against William Broekway and Charles Smith for stealiug from the Treas ury Department the plates and dies from which were printed the surplus bonds placed on the market by them. A remabkable suit was begun at Pawpaw, Mich., the other day. B. A. Ol ney, the wealthiest man in Van Biwen Conntr, filed a bill in chancery to restrain Jane Ann Manley, of Hartford, from col- Acting or disposing of a note for $20,000, sriven by Olney and held by her. While vis itlng her In December last, he avers that she removed from a basket nearly $8)1,000 in luonny, notes and mortgages, which he had therein, filling the basket with chips. He did not discover his loss till next day, and when he demanded the return of the miss ing property which she held she refused, and on the oontrary threatened to destroy it unless ho gave her $20,000. To reoover the securities he yielded to her demand, and now he asks to be relieved from paying It, alleging duress. Three well-known railway men of St. Paul, Minn. C. W. D. Young, auditor of the Omaha line, Irwin Moore and Mr. Gosick went out on White Bear Lake, re cently, in an old sail-boat, and, as the rud der has been found, it is supposed they lost their lives. An insane passenger on a train near Cleveland, Ohio, May 16, cut his throat wiih a pocket-knife and Jumped through the window. He was picked up and conveyed to the City Hospital. His wound is not necessarily fatal, as no large arteries were severed. In his pockets were found a lim ited ticket to New York, two bagage checks from Cincinnati to New York and a letter in German, signed Albert Fischer, addressed to 11 err Scharfenberg. Robert Kitworth, of Dayton, Ohio died suddenly on the steamer Abyssinia, while quarantined at New Yolk, a few days ago. Relatives were notified that his effects bad been taken y his nephew, but tbey say he had no nephew with him, and as his re marins indicate some trace of violence, there is to be a post-mortem examination. Kit worth went to England to receive $25,000 left him, and was returing, having estabi lisbed his claims. Two aristocratic youths, Emanuel Boee and Richardo Gonzales, fought a duel with swords in Orizaba, Mexico. May 15. Both ware badly wounded. Tnr eaytain, first officer, and twenty five of the cr v of a Turkish transport which went ashore in the Bo.phorus the other day were drowned. The Longfellow Memorial Association have issued :i circular asking for contribu tions of $1 each for the purpose of perma nently preserving the residence of the poet and erecting an enduring memorial to his fame on the grounds of his residence. A dispatch from Crittenden, New Mexico, says white railroad men assaulted the Chinese laborers and drove them from camp the other day, beating them terribly, and then banged T. Scott, Superintendent of Construction, to a telegraph pole until he promised to dismiss the heathen. Forty houses and stores at Danville, Quebec, were burned the other day, the loss being estimated at $150,000. Stewaktsville, Mo., was laid waste by fire on the 16th. About forty houses were destroyed. Total loss, $140,000; insu rance, $70,000. Dr. H. R. Palmer's International Normal Music School begius June 26, at MeadTtlln, Pa., and continues four weeks. A DISPATCH from Minneapolis.Minn., says a number of students of the State Uni versity were out on a spree the other night, and being followed by some of the faculty, who. proposed to capture and discipline them, started to run. Asa Paine was pur sued by Professors Moore and Pike, and finding ho was likely to be caught he turned and displayed a revolver, whereupon Prof. Pike drew a pistol and fired, the shot tak ing effect in Paine's thigh, making a painful but not dangerous wound. Warrants were issued for the arrest of Professors Pike and Moore, charging the former with intent to do great bodily harm, and the latter with assault and battery. Two masked men robbed a stage at Black Hill, Texas, the other night. In the star-route cases at Washing ton, tbe other day, a deputy marshal report ed that he had been unable to arrest John W. Dorsey or to iearn his whereabouts. Judge Wylie ordered the crier to call Dor sey's name, when that individual walked up to the bar to plead not guilty. The hear ing was adjourned to May 23, the marshal being reminded that he was responsible for the safe-keeping of Dorsey until bail was furnished. Afterward the culprit gave bonds in $10,000. The appearance of large quantities of counterfeit silver dollars throughout Wisconsin has led the authorities to believe that a regularly organized gang of counter feiters are at work. This belief is strength ened by a report from -Crawford, to the effect that another batch of bogus coin has been discovered there. The arrest of Doc HolHday, an al leged Arizona stage robber, desperado and murderer, is creating great excitement in and about Denver, Colo. It is strll believed that the arrest is only a plan of the cowboys to get Holliday in their hands and murder him. These rival factions in Arizona have terrorized that part of the country, and af fairs are taking a political turn. In some sections the cowboys are in the ascendency. The steamer Rio Grande, from Galves ton, Texas, arrived off the Delaware Break water with a cargo of cotton on fire, May 17. The captain decided to sink her. The widow of Charles O. Rogers, of the Journal, of Boston, Mass., married an English clergyman named William Cum ualug. She then had a fortune of $X),000, nearly half of which she conveyed to her new husband. His drunken and lewd con duct has forced her into the eourhs as an applicant for a divorce. While the widow of James Quigley was filing her account as administrator in a court at Erie, Pa., a few dys ago, she was startled by the appearance of another wid ow of the same man, who laid claim to the entire estate. It appears that the latter was married in Buffalo twenty years ago, and that Quigley deserted her with four children on her hands. At Kirksville, Mo., on the 16th, Al McDonald shot and instantly killed Willie Quintal. The former is aged 12 years, the latter was 11. The killing took place in the yard of the dead boy's mother. Both boys had been hunting, and after coming home young McDonald stepped up within a few feet of his victim, and siid: "Your money or your life," and fired, the ball taking ef fect below the collar-bone and severing the jugular vein. Young Quintal staggered a step or two and fell dead. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The fire per cent, bxmd bill passed the Senate on the 19th. The House passed the hank charter extension bill. Near Kingston, Team., on the 17th, a hack containing Alley Firestone and John Hughes, driven by T. C. Williams, was fired upon from ambush near the residence of Mrs. Zoda Pearce. The passengers and driver took to the woods, but returned the fire in the direction of tbe shots. Firestone ventured to return, when he found that Mrs. Pearce was the would-be assassin. Entering the house he discovered a little daughter had been shot through the head. The child was alive at last accounts, but can not live. It is supposed Mrs. Pearce' s shot was intended for Williams, against whom she recently entered suit on a charge of as sault. Agent Llewellyn telegraphs to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a recom mendation to transfer the Mescaleros to the care of the War Department, as Congress has invited an outbreak by neglecting to make an appropriation for their subsist ence. One hundred vessels are fast in the Ice off the New Brunswick coast. Helen M. Slocfm, a well-known speaker and leader of the Woman Suffrage party, is dead. 11. W. Kendall, a prominent young physician, was found lying beside a partial ly disinterred corpse in a cemetery near Syracuse, N. Y., May 18, with a bullet in his brain. Around his waist were two pistol bolsters, one of which contained a heavy revolver. Underneath the body lay a second revolver, empty. In the center of the fore bead was a bullet-bole, and tbe grass was torn and spattered with blood, as if a des perate struggle had taken place. Near by was found a sachel, in which was a full kit of tools used by resurrectionists. It is said that Kendall has been in the employ of the Syracuse Medical College, and has been en gaged in this ghastly work for a long time. A telegram from Portland, Oregon, reports a serious fight at Harrisburg, Alas ka, among white miners. A number were killed. A. D. Leighton, colored, was hanged jn New York City, May 19, for the murder of Mary Dean. The damage done to Russia by the anti-Jewish movement, including bouses, breadstuff and other property destroyed and money taken away by the emigration of the Jews, amounts to $110,00,000. C. M. Morton, aged 65, a well known and once very prominent man of Louisville, Ky., sent a bullet through bis brain on tbe 18th. Business failures some years ago had plunged him into a gloomy frame of mind, and he took a dose of poison but was saved by a stomach-pump. I SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. A strange suicide occurred the other day at Sbellmound, a small station a few miles below Chattanooga, Tenn. A genteel stranger reached the town in the afternoon and, feeling ill, asked to lie down in a cot tage. A few minutes afterward he handed the lady a package, telling her it was hers if he died. Soon afterward he was found in the room dead, having severed his Jugular vein with a small pocket-knife. The pack age was found to contain $610 in curjrency There is no clew to his identity. It is thought he is a Michigan man, and killed himself while under temporary aberration of miud from extreme pain. A correspondent writing from Hicko ry Valley, Union County, Tenn., teljs of two young ladles living in that vicinity who he thinks deserve special mention. One is Mis Sarah Lett, who weighs 267 pouads, and thje other her sister, Miss Lucinda Lett, wfto weighs 207 pounds. These women are re markably strong and healthy, performing all kinds of out-door labor, swinging the ax and using tbe mattock and hoe as well as stout men. They raised last year 700 bush els of corn besides large crops of wheat,oats, and hay. They have a mother and two sis ters living. On the petition of a wealthy citizen of New Orleans, the publishers of a pictorial weekly were recently enjoined froai assail ing him by order of Judge Rightr. The offenders repeated their assaults, and were Jailed for contempt. An appeal to the Su preme Court caused a decision in their fa vor. Judge Fenner stating that n court in England or America had in modern times issued a general order to prevent a publica tion by a newspaper. The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune says that Capt. Sam Ellis and W. S. Whitehurst went down the bay recently and succeeded in capturing one of those huge monsters known as devilfish, near Point Pinellas. Capt. Ellis says that he had a six hours' chase after striking it with a lily iron. Tbe head and tail were brought up to town. The mouth is three feet wide, and the cap tain says that tbe fish was eighteen or twenty feet across. It was the intention of Capt. Ellis to skin him, but before the fish could be towed to shore the sharks had fed so ravenously on it as to defeat the purpose. Its estimated weight was between two thousand and three thousand pounds. The Birmingham (Ala.) Age says: "About $3,000 in gold is coined every day, or $1,000,000 annually, not from the Govern ment mint, but from the blast furnaces in Birmingham, in the shape of pig iron, which is melted from the everlasting hills of Jeffer son County, the generous soil of which yields also each year three-quarters of a mil lion more in diamonds, not the gems that sparkle upon the brow of beauty, but 'black diamonds,' which serve the mot e useful pur pose of driving the wheels of commerce and industry." A man named Andrew Allen, residing in Fayette County, Ala., separated from his wife for several months past, recently visited, her at her mother's house and deliberate; shot and killed her. A brother of the wortfan entered the house a few moments later .And, seeing his sister lying dead upon the floor, fired a double-barreled sbotngun. Allen fell dead by the side of his wife. His slayer sur rendered to the police. The colored troops of Georgia are to go into encampment at Macou in June. About fifteen companies are txpected to re port to the camp. Some of the finest walnut trees in the mountains of North Carolina, have been sold at $40 each Just as they stand in the woods, the purchasers reserving the privilege to take them away within a certain number of years. Memorial Day was observed at Co lumbia, S. C, with unabated interest. The graves of Confederate soldiers were deco rated by children, under the supervision of committees of ladies. Business was sus pended and the church bells were tolled. The Wilmington Star claims that the people of North Carolina have never yet elected a Governor who was not a native tf the State. One Governor was born abroad, but he was elected by the Legislature. The yield of whaat and oats hi South Carolina and Georgia will be. larger this year than any since the war. Pensacola, Fla., will soon have an establishment for creooting timber. All timber of this kind now used in that city comes from Pascagoula, Miss., and as much as $30 apiece has been paid for creosoted pilings. W. R. Bickerstaff, of Mount Hilliard, Ala. , recently took his family to a traveling photographer to have their pictures taken, when the little 2-year-old son got hold of some poisonous mixture, drank it, and died In two hours. Virginia C. Penny, of Louisville, a lady of fine literary abilities, has been sent to tbe lunatic asylum of Kentucky. One brother, a navy lieutenant, is in an insane retreat in Pennsylvania, and another, Dr. Penny, killed himself with a revolver . One of the most extensive rice-planters near Georgetown, S. C, has planted his entire crop this year by machinery. So rap id has been the germination and growth of the rice that it is now being hoed- This is said to be perhaps the first instance in South Carolina, if not in the entire South, in which a whole rice crop has been planted with ma chines. The whipping-post was established the other day at Lexington, Ky., by con sent of a colored man named Eph Woods, who stole goods from B. F. Davison. Go to Jail or take aoowhlding was the punishment for the negro, and he chose the latter. He unshirted himself and took forty lashes on the back, drawing the blood freely. Cicero Collins has been arrested in Kingston, N. C, for the murder of a four-year-old child. Growing crops and fruit trees at Eu taw, Ala., were nearly entirely destroyed by a severe hail -storm a few days ago. Monster sharks enter the Savannah. During the month of April 38,100,000 pounds of ore passed over the Nashville A Chattanooga Railroad through Chattanooga, Tenn., and since Jan. 1, 1881,200,000,000 have passed over the road. Arkansas has 123 newspapers and periodicals, consisting of 110 weeklies, eight dailies, three semi-monthlies and two month lies. Judge Clark Howell, one of the best and most prominent men in Georgia, died at bis residence in Atlanta, a few days ago. He was 70 years old, and had been ill for several years. Charlotte, N. C, has a man with sev enteen children by one wife. An enterprising and devout citizen of Atlanta, da., intends having his house con nected with his church by telephone, so that he may bear the sermons without leav ing borne. Any woman found on the streets in Conyers, Ga., after 9 o'clock at night with out an escort will be arrested. Around Selma, Alabama, fruit trees are loaded with young fruit, and an im mense yield is predicted. The Dunn's Mountain gold mine, in North Carolina, is paying handsomely. A Pleasure Party's Sad Fate Twelve Lires ImU A Pullman (Tli.) telegram gives tho fol lowing account of th recent sad accident on Lake Calumet, a few miles fromChicag-o: This marvelaus city of brick is with a"loom and tears over the fate of a pleasure party leaving here Sunday evening shortly after seven o'clock. At thA time a crew of twelve men, under the command of Captain Napoleon Buck lin, boarded the Pullman sail-boat and started across Lake Calumet, A large crowd of men, women and children cretrdod the landing to say good-by to the pleasure-seekers, sad tbe frail raft left its mooring under the most enthusiastic and favorable cir cumstances. The lake was choppy, and the wind blew over in heavy gusts when the boat started, and many of the cool heads on the landing deplored the silly attempt at gaining pleasure through suoh evident dangers. But Captain Bucklin and his crew had decided on a saM, and started despite all protests. .Inst m the boat left sha shipped water, and when clear of the shore the wind proceeded to play havoc with the slender rig. The little craft was headed for the Irondale shore across the lake, about one and a half miles, bat drifted southwest and be came unmanageable. When about a mile from the shore the boat capsized, and all in it were drowned. The names of th victims aro: X -poleon, Benjamin F. and Jamas II. Bucklin; John L. Smith; William Oliver; George Tkirr; Charles F. Pierce: H. T. Moore; W. (X Burns; lYistor Davis, and two unknown men. Mrs. Bucklin, wife ot Canada Bucklin, wit nessed the accident from her sitting-room win dow, and immediately gave the alarm, accom panied by the mother of young Dorr, and throe boats were manned and put out for the capsized sail-boat as soon as possible. Two of tho boats, a racing-shell and small row-boat, were compelled tof-etaw n account of ths heavy sea, and another sail-boat, started, manned by Charles Brooson and Frank Bray man. When they approached within fifteen feet of tho wrecked boat they saw six men clinging to it, and were welcomed with glad cheers. The relief boat found it Impossible to get nearer tbe wreck, and Brayman and Bron sou called to the men to let go their hold aad swim to them. James Bucklin attempted to obey, but sank after swimming a few feet, evidently the victim of cramps. At this Juncture the wind bocamo more fierce, and the boom and mast of the relief loat were carried away, and the boat drifted swiftly out of reach. The dying men clinging to tbe wrack gave one long, loud cry de spair, and wero seen no mora. The relief boat Uriftod to a mud bank, and Brayman and Bron son were compelled t get out and wade home through marsh and mire, reaching Pullman in an exhausted state long after midnight. During the evening the shsli unter com mand of Dr. Rankin, and bearing Frank Lin sey, E. O. Laroy, Henry Lee and twe others, started on a search, Mit mot with no success until about four o'clock this morning, when they found in tho. shallow part of the lake the bodies of Smith knd Ucn Bucklin, which were brought back to Pullman. Other boats spent most of the day saohing for the bodies, but failed up to six u'clock this morning. All the naefi drowned were, so far as known, employes Sf tho Pullman Company, and re sided in, Pullman. M. E. Church Fall Conferences. Detroit, Mich., May 15. Tho Bishops of the Methodist Eatoeopal Church, who have been in session here the past week, adj aimed to-day, having arranged thoir plan of Episcopal visitation for the Fall Conferences as follows: Alabama Conference At Medower, Novem ber 30, Bishop Foss presiding. Austin Ban Antonio, Tex., November 83, Bowman. Black Hills Mission Doadwood, Col., August 2. Morrill. Bulgeria Mission Histon, Bulgaria, Septem ber &, Foster. California-rOakland, September 21, Hurst. Central Alabama West Point, December 7, Fobs. Central China Mission Kin Kiang, Octobet 4, Bishop not yet designated. Central German Toledo, Ohio, August 80, Andrews. Central Illinois Lexington, September 27, Harris. Central New Vprk Ithaca, October 11, Peck. Central Qhlo-Mdney, September 13, Warren. Central Tennessee Morris Chapel, Novem ber IB, Warren. Chicago German Milwaukee, October 5, Wiley ClnclnnaU Dayton, September 6, Bowman. Colorado Colorado Springs, August 3, Foster. Columbia River Baker City, Oregon, August if). Hurst. Dakota Mission Parker, October 6, Fobs. Delaware Ceuterville, Md., July 20, Fostoa. Denmark Mission Odeasee, June Is, Harris, Des Moines Wiaterset, September 18, Wiley. East, Ohio North Philadelphia, September 27, Peck. East Tennessee -Morristown, October 19, Simpson. Erie Warren, September 27, Simpson. Foochow Hing-Kiva, China, November 8, Bishop not yet designated. Genesee Olean, N. T., October 4. Warren. Georgia ttesaca, .November 23, Foss. Germany and Switzerland Frankfort-onr Main, July 7, Harris. Holston Chattanooga, October 12. Simpson. Illinois Lincoln, September So, Warren. Indiana Sullivan, August 24, Sim pson. Iowa Muscatine, September S, Wiley. Japan Mission Vokahama, July S, Bishop not yet designated. Kentucky Louisville, September 21, An drews. Minnesota Owatonna, October 4, Morrilfl. Montana Mission Bozeman, July 31. Hurst Nebraska Place not fixed, September 7, MarrUL Nevada Reno, September 28, Hurst, New Mexico Mission Albuquerque, Bishop not yet designated. North Chiua Mission Peking, September 28, Bishop not yet designated. North Nebraska Fremont, September 14, Merrill. North Ohio Millersburg, September 6, War ren. Northwest German Lemars, Iowa, Septem ber 21, Merrill. Northwest Indiana Michigan City, August 83, Peck. Northwest Iowa Sheldon, September 81, Foss. Northwest Norwegian St. Paul, Minn., September 28, Merrill. Northwest Swedish Chicago, HI., September 7, Peck. Norway Laurvig, July 6, Harris. Ohio I ronton, September 20, Harris. Oregon Albany, August 23, Hunt. Pittsburg Indiana, Pa., September 2t Andrews. Hock HI ver Aurora, October 4, Harris. St. Louis German Belleville, 111., September 7, Mmpson. Savannah Atlanta, December 13, Foss. Southeast Indiana Itdiiina polls August 23, Wiley. Southern California Ban Luis Obispo, Sep tember 7, Hurst. Southern German Sequin, Texas, Novem ber 30. Bowman. Southern Illinois Mt. Vernon, August 30, Simpson. South India Calcutta. November 15, Foster. Sweden GotetKirg, Jun? 82, Harris. Tennessee Brownsville, November 23, War ren. Texas Hempstead, December 14, Bowman. Upper Iowa Cedar Rapids, September 80, Wiley. 1 tab Mission Salt Lake City, July 18, ilu rst. West German Sedalia, Mo., August 31, Bow man. West Nebraska Mission Place not fixed, September 81, Merrill. w est Texas Columbus, Deoember 7, Bow mnn. West Virginia Clarksburg, October 4, An drews. West Wisconsin Pelage, September 13, An drews. Wisconsin Fond du Lao, September 27, Wfc ley. Dr. J. M. Emmert and wife, of At lantic, N. J., lost their two children re cently by the prevailing herod disease. The little girl died on Fridav; the little boy, aged three years, on the following Wednesday. Shortly before his death, the Atlantic Telegraph says, the little boy (Dale) raised himself in his bed and asked; " Where is sisP I want to see her." Then he resumed his pillow. An hour later his spirit had flown, and he was with "sis" (Blanche) in Heaven. The 178 deaf-mute boys of tbe Penn sylvania Institute, at Philadelphia, broke out in mutiny the other day, and threw the furniture and bedding around at a destructive rate. They could say nothing except with their hands, and these were too busy with the furniture to spend ajiy time on words. A failure in the supply of butter for the table at dinner started this voiceless wrath of the crowd. Philadelphia iVe, The Tariff Commission. The Tart ff -Com nv s.i i o n bill recently passed by CottgroM provi les as follows: Be it t'Mi- ?. '-, Th-it a Commission la hereby created to be calloi the "Tariff Com mission," to consist of nine members. Sue. 2. That the President of the United States shall, by and with the advice and con sent of the Senate, appoint nine Commission ers from civil life, one of whom, the first named, shall he President of the Commission. The Commissioners shall roe Ive as compen sation for their services each at tho rate of S10 a d-ty when engagod in active duty, and actual traveling and other necessary expenses. The Commission shall have power to omyloj- a stenographer and a mesonger, and the fore going compensation and expensoe shall be audited and paid by the 8ccr,'tary of tbe Treasury out of any moneys in the Treasory not otherwise appropriated. Snc. 3. That ft shall be the duty of said Cora mission te take into consideration and to thor oughly Investigate all the various questions re lating to the agricultural, commercial, mercan tile, manufacturing, mining and industrial in te rests of the United States so far as the same may be necessary to the establishment of a Ip dicious tariff, or a revision of MSB existing tariff upon a scale of Justice to all Into rests; and, for the purpose ot fully examining the matters which may come before it, said (m mission, in the prosecution of Its inquiries, is empowered to visit such different portions and sections of the country as it may deem a 1 visa ble. - J - r ffl Sac. 4. That the Commission shall make Con. greas a final report of the results of Us invest! gations and the testimony taken in the course of the same not lator ihaa the first Monday of Decern Nr. 1882; and it shall cause the t -tl-mony taken to be printed from time to time land distributed to members of Congress by the "ublic Printer, and shall also cause to be printed for the use of Congress 2,000 copies of its final report, together with the testimony. Two Heroines. During the last trip of the Golden Crown from New Orleans, while lying at Gretna, a few miles above the latter city, loading a large lot of marble, the passengers, learning from the Captain that they would have several hours in port, started out to see the town. Among those who wandered around the town was Master Willie Balrd, the fifteen-year-old oh of Dr. Baird, of Wheeling, and in a spirit of adventure he walkod out on a long piece of timber that was lyinsr In the water. As he ap proached the end bo lost his balance and fell into the turbulent water. The accident was witnessed by several on the share, who all seemed paralyzed with fear, with the exception of Miss Ella Bailey, a resident of Newport, Ky., a n!cc( of Mr. Bailey, who Is the book-keeper of Bobert Clarke k Co., a lass of about the same age as young Balrd. The courageous girl ran to the spot, Jumped to the log, and got hold of the hair of the lad as he was sinking for the last time, and she held on bravely until assistance came to tbe rescue. If matters in real life take tho same course as they do In fiction, our next notloe of this young couple will be the ringing of the mar riage bells for Willie and the brave lassie who saved his life. Cincinnati Emjnlrer. Last Friday two gentlemen, named Payne and Hariston, commercial travelers, arrived at Now River ferry. While waiting for the boat Mr. Payne drove tho buggy into the water to wash it off, when the horse became unman ageable and plunged into deep water. Mr. Payne endeavored to cut the animal loose, but was thrown into the water, and having on a heavy overcoat and boots was In a very ori tical situation. Lillie Bryant, daughter of the ferry man, aged fourteen years, was on the other side of the river playing In a canoe. With great presence of mind she paddled at onoe to the rescue. Mr. Hariston, with less, made her come to the bank for htm before going to the rescue of Payne, he supposing that the little girl was not able herself to rescue Payne; but Mr. Hariston, seizing a paddle, put the boat to turning " round and round," and so Payne sank. Brave L Uie at once took com mand, ordered Hariston to let her paddle her own canoe, shoved It te the spot where Payne was sinking for the third time, and called to him as he wont down: " Held up your hands 1" Payne's hauds were thus above water when his head went under, and the intrepid girl seized tbem, and with Haiiston's help drew him Into the boat. Meantime Mr. Andrew Ingles had seen the alarming accident. Jumped into a on noe, and arrived Just In time to save the horse from drowning. All honor to the brave LIHie Bryant, the heroine of New Klverl Mr. Piyne, in his gratitude, desires to educate and support the child, but Lillie Is a romping girl, wha de lights in a fishing-rod and a carroe more thaa In di lis and dresses', and it unwilling, it la said, to exchange the wild freedom of her mountain life for the confinement of a boarding-school. Montgomery ( Va.) Mettenger. The Irish Republican Brotherhood." Dublin, May 1L The following proclamation has been Issued by tbe " Irish Republican Brotherhood" : "God SAvn Ibki-asd. "Dentin, May 8. " To the Irish People, and all Lovers of Lib erty, and Particularly Our Brothers of tike Irish Republican Brotbenhood and Kindred Organizations: " As there seems to he a grave misunder standing as to the aim and scope of the late executions at Dublin, we, the Executive of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, hereby re quest all aforesaid to withhold their opinion of this matter for the present, and refrain from an expression of sympathy at public meetings, which tend to humiliate Ireland and give aid and comfort to England. "As to tbe monster Burke, he bad preyed upon the lives and liberties of his oountrymen for many years, and had deserved death a thousand times at our bands; and as to Lord Frederick Cavendish, a lineal descendant of the infamous Lord Broughill, who hanged the gallant and patriotic MacEagsui, Bishop of Rosa, at Carrigadrohid, because he would not betray his country, his very name stinks in the nostrils of tile Irish p-opio by the iniqui ties ot his brother, Lord Harrington, said the wholesale evictions of his father, the Duke of Devonshire, thereby driving thousands of the rightful owners of the soil to the poor-house, vxlle and death. "This organization has tolerated the vaga ries of Parnell and his safe-treasomaongnrs until he has filled the bastiles of our country with the victims of a useless Parliamentary agitation, which left 30.000 persons homeless last year, and drove millions of the flower of our people to exile. This ceases to be harm less when a tsnce te made by which he himself and his friends are allowed to go free, and eighty of Ireland's bravest sons are left to languish in prison, to be exiled or assassina ted, and these men who. by the so-called out rages,' opened the prison-doors to Parnell and his friends. " If England really wished to deal fairly by Ireland, why not issue a general amnesty, by which the prison-doors -would le opened and thousands of our exiled brethren who now pine In foreign lands could return In safety and honor. Instead of this, Gladstone sent emissaries to the venerated head of tbe Cath olic Church, who, by lies and false representa tions, nave deprived thousands of our poor, persecuted people of the comforts of religion by turning our altars into political platforms. Let us ask the people of Ireland : Are there no classes of people to be considered except farm ers, and of what avail will it be to Ireland if a elfish claas is firmly rooted in the soil aad he comes thoroughly loyal to England? " We ask our friends 1n America to ponier upon our desperate circumstances, to think of the brave and honorable people driven to de spair hy witnessing the white tome off ear women torn open by the bayonets of English mercenaries, and our children of tender age shot down In the highways, while our walls of anguish are stifled in blood. We are convinced no true prosperity can exist in Ireland so long as England possesses ber custom-houses there, allowing her manufactures to pass lno Trefand duty free, thereby leavlngour I rtekeneeksnloS unemploy ed, una an enormous war-tribute pi acted by England taking a we v tbe pmstace of the land, thereby forcing the Irish people to starve. "Now, furthermore, we call npofl all our brothers In America, particularly Advance Nationalists, to aid by every means within their power the men who have carried omt this exe cution, and we hereby further declare that they buT "r B ' therodyq,tlVe the Itsh Be RELIGIOUS ASD EDUCATIONAL. There are 4,000 volumes on politic al science alone in the library of Colum bia College. The Rev. Dr. Bellows' church has raieed a $52,000 fund for his widow and children. N. Y. Herald. The Boston Herald has gone to the trouble of printing an editorial to show that college bocbies are no worse than they were twenty-five years ago. Ten years ago what is now the Cen tral Presbyterian (Tuirch of Denver, Col., was started as a mission church. Now it has a church building costing 1100,000, and a membership of .r00. A new state frame is made from strips of pasteboard, hard felting or tho like, molded and cemented together, and which is designed V obviate the disagreeable noise made by pupils in using the ordinary wooden frame. Den ver Tribune, When Canon Campello left his po sition in St. Peter's Church at Rome a few months ago, renouncing thebVomisb faith, he went Into tbe Methodist Church. This he has now left, intend ing to organise a Reformed Church of his own, t he nature of which will resem ble the Catholic without the Pope. De troit Post. The Chinese are helping the Meth odists in Chicago. A church was in debt, and an orchestra of converted Chinamen volunteered to give a con cert. The entertainment drew $200, and the musicians refused with scorn to even accept the payment of their car fares. Nor was tin music altogether an intttction, for a piano and flute wore used, as well as one-string fiddles and gongs. N. Y. Sun. A Paris correspondent of the Lou don Spectator states that the masses in France are now disposed in a special de gree to hear the gospel. The home mis sion societies connected with the Prot estant churches have, for several yearc past . conducted evangelistic services in various parts of the country. Their preachers have commanded crowded congregations, and only in one or two instances has any hostility been shown. The ancient aendomr of German town, Pa. , entered ujon its 121st year recently, tfnd seven Trustees wero elected to fill the places of those retiring from the Board of twenty-one members. It is said that tho bell which rings the boys to their lessons came from England in the same ship with the famous tea which was dumped into Boston harbor. On the steeple of the academy building survives the wooden image of a royal crown by which the young rebels of Germantown used to test their skill with the bow and arrow during the Revolu tion, and which was the cause of several colonial town meetings called to demand its removal. Marked fJards. There are many ways of cheating at poker. One is by marked cards. One way of marking cards is on the backs at the time of their manufacture. Hero are seventeen different -t !, of marked cards which I soil all over the 1'nited States. To an ordinary observer the backs are of an intricate and symmet rical pattern; but I can tell at a glam c every card in any one of the seventeen packs. ' 1 "How can one remember so many marks r' "It is very simple when you once learn. 1 will guarantee to teach any in telligent person to read any one of these marked packs in two hours. It only needs seventeen marks to a pack. Four marks will expose the four suits, and thirteen marks will expose the cards in each suit. Although the marks are so plain that they can be read as far ae you can see a card, they are so covered up in the scroll work and patterns that you wotdd not notice them unless they were pointed out to you. Sometimes the marks are in the fold of a flag; some times in the turn of an ornamental scroll. Here is a pack that is apparent ly ornamented on the back with a mar ble pattern. By looking at the upper left-hand corner ytu can plainly see a heart, spade, club or diamond careless ly thrown into tho pattern. All the high cards are denoted by the diflerent positions at a little scoop. This a geuUe reminder of the way tbe boys get scooped by them. All the low cards are marked with various positions of a little device that looks like the butt of a pistol. A casual observer might think the backs are all alike on each card in the pack. Yet, in fact, each card is printed from a separately engraved back. These cards are sold at about $1.50 a pack." "But do not these printed marks soon become known among gamblers5''" " Yes. Then there is a way of mark ing cards specially for one pack, which costs $7 or $8. This is done to cheat gamblers. I knew a man who went in to a gambling game up town, and played and lost several nights at poker. Then he put private marks on an ordi nary pack of playing cards, staked tlie darky who furnished the cards to tbe players to put in his pack, and he went out of the game $ 1,000 winner thai night.' " What is the advantage of marked card in poker." " Yon can tell every man's hand as it is dealt before he knows it himself. If he gets a low hand you can often bluff him out of his stake at the start. If he gets a high hand you know when to keep nut But when your turn OJIPOfi to deal you can give each player what ever cards you please. Watch me deal this pack. I will give you, while you are watching me, either the second or third card from the top without detec tion. IT T see a good card on top I slip it down and keep it for myself, and deal you the next one. Or I can slip that down. toe. if I choose, so that your chance of getting a good hand is very Suppose some one else furnishes cards that are not marked. Have yon any way of marking them?" "Several. Here is a little tool called a poker ring. It is apparently an ordh narv diamond ring. Look at it. You see nothing peculiar about it. Pass your linger over the part that is inside my band. You will feel a little sharp steel point. Suppose you take out a fresh fiack of cards which I have never seen, n ten minute-' piny I will have all the good cards marked with nay little prick er. Every time an ace or a king comes in my hand I will prick a little hole in the corner. That throws up a small burr. When I deal the cards I can tell with my eyes shut when I come to one of these pricked cards. You may bet your life Dwill never deal one of them to you. Sometimes, to avoid suspicion, 1 will prick four deuces or fours and deal you three aces. Then I make you eel sorry. The slight embossing that is done bv the pricker will not be no ticed. The old-fashioned way of bend mg corners to mark cards is out of use. as bungling and easily detected . V. Y Hun Interview, FiCTS AND FUJI RF.R. There are in Louisiana, out of population of 9111,916, illiterates to tho number of H18,;W0 Of these 259,4L9 see colored persons. .V. O. Picaywu . There was more olomargrine than butter exported from the United States In 1881, tbe figures standing at 28.00O. 000 tol,000,5i0of pounds respectively. Two Callfornlans in partnership have on their various ranches 9.",0M head of cattle and 110,MK) head of sheep. To take care of these Hocks 500 men aro now employed. --Returns from India state that the number of person killed there by wild beasts and shako has iMMMPMl fcMfl 1!,27 in 1876 to -'l.'tOO in li. lu Bengal alone, during the latter year, 859 persons were killed ny tigers. Tbe highest price ever paid for a piece of land iu New York, is supposed to have been the $168,000 which J. H. Glover hat just paid for n lot :k by 1l. with building thereon, ak.tho aoutiiwe i coiner of Wall and Broad streets. Up tr IMTo, when the nfre WO'e brought luto shape, it was found liuit the Eric Canal had paid tho whole cost, of construction, working expenses and repairs, beside putting $f;l.;!:ts, :u into the trousers pocket of the Ststo of Hi N York. -V. Y, Jit raid. The returns of the census taken in Italy at the close of 1KM1 show ihe pop ulation of the Kingdom to be 2IJ,4o2,000. an Increase during the decade of 1,5. 840. The number of Italians living in other countries i ivstimatod at 800,000. The only city in the Kingdom whowe: population has decreased during the last ten years is Florence. A rot-cut German work givs tho following return of the population 'f the world, counting lv millions: Euroic, .815,000,000; Asia. K.'M.OOO.OtH); Africa. 206,000,000; America, '.i5.ooo.ooo; Aus tralia and Polynesia, 1,000.000; Polar regions, under 1,000.000. Total, 1.4 C 000.000 being nn Increase of over 16, XK),000 upon the lat census. The first conveyance of real estate in New York by John Jacob Astor Is dated August 14, 17H9, Ixdiig t wo lot in the Bowery Lane, for 280. The next, was for a lot in Little Dock street (now Water street) , for 850. Aaron Burr, from the time he moved to this city, iu 1788, until his ruin, twenty-four years later, purchased twenty -four lota of re d cstate, and made eighty sales. -A'. 1. Oraphie. Profuse spitting is injurious in sev eral ways. The saliva is poured into the mouth to do a Mpceitic work, mid then parses into tho stomach to be ab sorbed. If the saliva i constantly ejected from the mouth, the system in drained of what it was not intended to lose. And the mouth, In that cw, lie comes an organ of excretion, thus re lieving tho kidneys in part of ihcir otllt g. N. Y. Tribune. WIT M WIMMML When a clergyman puts the subject for a sermon in his bat, does it become a text tile fabric:' The idle man travels o slowly that even poverty easily overtakes him al the first turn of the road. Wo impatiently whip a horse for shying at a shadow, aad yet we aro oonatantantly doing the same thing our selves. The following "notis" l posted up in an East Texas saw-mill: "Do mi Mnnky with the buz. saw when in mo-shun."-- Philadelphia Hull, tin. "Is this angel's food?" asked a young lady at a party of a gentleman who Drought her some delicate cake. It is now," was the gallant response. A MMg lady in a Bontou office Is so particular about her personal appear ance that she always tskes a peeo in tho mirror before answering a call at the telephone. SnnervilU Journal, "I can't get up early,1' said h poor victim to his doctor. "Oh, yes, you oan," was the reply, "if yon will only follow my advice. "What is vtir hour of rising?" "Nine o'clock. ' 'Weir, get up half an hour later every day, and In the course of a month you will lind yourseif up at four in the morning." Determined beforehand, we m-Hvely pre tend ij , To seek the adviee nnd th" thonirht of a friend, Bbould he differ from ns under any fn tSlsSS . ' . . mmt-, We blush for his want of Isith Judjrnvnt and sense. But should be fall in with mid natlr our plan Why, really, we think him a sensible man. "Sister told roe to MM in aad talk to you 'till she found her hair, ' said a six-year-old girl to her big sister s bean. "Doyoulike to have me talk to yon? Sister says you sing like a soraech-owl. What is a screech-owl? Won't you sing for meP Mister says you don't know l an: I know beans a whole bag full. Sister says why, you hint going, are you? Oh my, won't sister be mad though!" Detroit fWf. There is said to be only one nurto graph of Velasquez, the great Spaateh painter, in private hand. F.r. 'lliin intelligence will lie spt to cartse a gen eral wave of gloom and depression to pass over this country. Thousand of Americans have been bnoed up with the happy and cheering belief that hun dreds of old Velasquez's autographs were in pri rate hand-'. This prom lea to be a year of disappointments. Hue lintIon Hmok ye. West Antrim, known here as a little-hatchet man, who could but wouldn't tell a lie. says he was present in Sa ra menio Valley in i860 whyi a hunter killed 176 geese with two shot He also killed a horse for which he would not have taken $1,000. The man se ioiced over his succms in killing gei but felt ho badly over the loss of hi horse that one s'.de of his fa -o uss btugbing while the other was crying Winnemueca Silver Stale. Cress Keeling-. Sometimes things get Bxized, nnd nicely, too, if not quite as neatly as was done by a printer of a Canadian news paper who tagged part of a receipt f'r tomato catsup on the opening paragraph of an article on Catholicism in Africa, with he following result: "The Roaiaa Catholics claim to bo making material advances in Africa, especially M Algeria, where they have a hundred and eighty-five thousand adherents and a missionary society for Central Afries. During the past three years they have at tained a firm fKting m the interior t the continent, and have sent forth several missionaries into the equatorial regions. They are accustomed to lie- fin their work by buying heathen ehil ren and educating them. The easiest and best way to prepare them is to first wipe them with a clean towel; then place them In dripping ans nnd bake them till they are tender. Then you will have no difficulty in rubbing them through a sieve, and will save them by being obliged to eat them in slices and cook for several bows." (Jhamberj Journal,