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CONr.nK.SSIONATj PBOCREDWOS.
Thk House of U pn sentatlves resumed
consideration ot the Alabama contented elec
tion case on the 3d, Mr. Wheeler bein ac
corded the floor. A resolution declaring the
coutCHtant entitled to the seat MM adopted
19 to 3. llarUeiilierg, Phelps and Kicoof Ohio,
and f.owe took the oath of office.
Mr. Davis, before proceeding with the
order of hnsine.-. in the Senate, June 5, made
st personal statement inwrtlng his absence,
lie -aul he was suddenlv called awav from
the city, nnd his letter designating In
galls to perform the duties of the chair
on Friday was in c.act conformity with
a letter bora the former presiding officer
(Thnrman), in pursuance of whicli a member
(Katon) temporarily discharged the duties of
the cliHir without objection. After briet re
marks by III 111 Antlionv, Garland, Lo ran
and 8heiTnan, the (Committee on Kules was
Inatlneted to laaalrn into and report upon
the question. Mr. fvipham reported fnvora
Wy a bill for the ameuclmcnt to the Constitu
tion giving Hutfi ac to women. Considera
tion of tile army bill was resumed, the ques
tion ImMjI upon the Senate cpmm ttee's
ninenduient providing for the volunta
ry retirement of army officers after torty
years, service, and their compulsory retire
ment at sixty-two years of age. Mr. Ibivard
asked that the two features be voted upon
separately, and it was so ordered. The first
amendment prevailed without, dissent. Mr.
Bayard modified nis amendment so as to fix
the ng for retirement at sixty-four year-".
Adopted 2H to 22 In the House, Mr. Itob-
inson (La.) introduced a bill relinquishing tbe
cotton tax collected in tho Mississippi Valley
Mates, and appropriating the same for the
permanent improvement of the Mississippi
Hirer. Mr. White offered a resolution direct
ing the Secretary of the Treasury to make in
quiry as tO the COndnCt Ot the "head of the In
ternal liiireau in connection with the prepa
ration of the Dunuell bill to extend tbe bond
ed period of distilled spirits, and what im
proper influences, if any, were broagbt to
boar upon the Commissioner of Internal Itov
ciiue to bias his Judgment so as to make a
renommendatlon in this House which mluht
suit in the loss of $.r0.Oo,IKXi of public mon
ey." Referred to the Committee on Ways and
Means.
A MIX making it a misdemeanor for any
Government officer or employee, not the head
of a department, to solicit, give or receive
any valuable thing for political purposes was
introduced in the Senate, June f.. A resolu
tion was adopted requesting the Committee
on Tost-offices to report upon the propriety
of reducing the rate ol postage on letters to J
cents and on newspapers and other printed
matter to half the present rates; plso, in
creasing the rate on merchandise authorized:
to be sent through the mails. Tho army ap
propriation bill was taken up and the'eom
pulsory retirement feature debated. The
proposition to except Gens. Sherman and
Sheridan was defeated. An item of flGN.WHi
fM inserted for an army and navy hospital
at Hot Springs, Ark., and the bill passed
In the House, the Ways and Means Commit
tee report on Mr. White's resolution
relative to the bouded spirits bill was
ordered printed. The report on the North
ern Paeillo land -grant stated that ins com
mittee could conceive of no legislation that,
would hasten the completion of the road.
Mr. Kelloy reported a bill to make woolen
wearing apparel subject only to tlve same
duty as linen and silk. Tho general deficien
cy bill cams up and there was some debate
over an item of fgSJHH for liquors, etc., at tbe
Torkrtown centennial. Mr. Kiisson, of Iowa,
offered resolutions declaring that Con
gress in connection with the people of
the United Stats?, has received with
profound grief tidings of the recent death
of the Italian patriot, Gen. Garibaldi, ex
pressing high appreciation of his loyally and
unselfish patriotism, his love of human right,
and his devotion to principle, avowing the
sympathy of the Cnited States with the
friendly nation which has been thusbereaved.
and req i i e - t i 1 1 g fhe President tO cause a copy
Of tho resolution to be communicated to
the Government of Italy. Adopt. -d unani
mously. Senate bill dividing the State of
Mississippi into two judicial districts passed.
Tlirc District of Columbia appropriation
bill occupied the Senate on tho 7th. The
total amonnt appropriated is $S87,7s7 The
salary of the Kngfneor Commissioner of the
Olstiirt was fixed by the House at $5,u00, ami
by tbe Senate committee at tbe par and al
lowances of his rank in the army. Committee
amendment prevailed M to IV. House de
claratory resolution regarding the death
of Garibaldi was agreed to In
the House, Mr. White tried to
get a hearing on his resolution regarding the
bonded Bpirits business, after which the
"general deficiency bill was taken up. Several
motions to strike out items were defeated.
Quite n spirited debate occurred over tho
item for construction and repairs of t he navy.
After concluding consideration of thirty-two
ol 'the sixty-throo pages of the bill, tho com
mittee rose.
In t ho Senate, June 8, consideration of
the district appropriation bill was resumed
and the bill passed. Joint resolution to tip.
propriate $10,000 for relief of sufferers by the
overflow in Mississippi was adopted
Jn the House the bill passed increasing to
$10 it month tbe pension for loss of a hand,
arm, leg or foot. The general deficiency bill
was taken up. The clause appropriating
fXMJMM to refund to Missouri money paid to
militia for actual service during tse war was
agreed to and the bill passed. The legishuive,
executive and Judicial appropriation bill was
taken up.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Chief Justick Caktteii and Judges
Jones and Hagner, constituting the court in
banc, have rendered a decision upon the last
motion filed by Heed in (itilteau's behalf.
The Chief Justice delivered the decision, as
follows: "In the case of (Suiteau, the Judges
who listened to the argument have come to
the conclusion that they have exhausted
their powers upon It; that they have hoard
it patiently, fully and fairly, and that re
argument would bring no olher conclusion
than that alieatly referred to, and they de
cline to reopen the oase.
Miss Ivatk Kane, tho Wisconsin law
yer, has applied for admission to the bar of
the United States Circuit Court, and Jud", .
Dyer has taken the matter under advise- I
inent.
Wm. J. Hutchinson, senior partner
of the firm of Kennedy, Hutchinson & Co. ,
was expelled from the Xew York Stock Bx
chsnge, June f. Hutchinson was charged
with having transferred to his own account
profits belonging to his customers, changing
the lirm books in order to serve his fraudu
lent practices.
Major E. A. Burke, editor of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat, and C H.
Parker, editor of the IHca'inne, fought a
duel on the morning of the 7th. Pistols
were used and flit nil nl II WtllS SlllhSIIJpMl
At the fifth round Burke was shot through
the thigh. The wound was not considered
dangerous.
SBVKRAL thousand influential Repub
licans of Maine united in requesting James
G. Blaine to be a candidate for Congress-man-at-large.
He replied that, while he
can not turn aside from his private affairs,
he will contribute to the campaign his full
share of labor.
The President has nominated as mem
bers of the Tariff Commission: Wm. A.
Wheeler, of New York, Chairman; John L.
Hayes, of Massachusetts; Henry W. Oliver,
Jr., Pennsylvania; Austin M. Garland, Illi
nois; Jacob Ambler, Ohio; John S. Phelps.
Missouri; Robert P. Porter, District of
Columbia; John W. II. Underwood, Georgia;
Dune in F. Kenner, Louisiana.
Mrs. Jennie R. Smith, whose trial
with Covert I). Bennett for the murder of
her husband at Jersey City can not have
been forgotten, was married the other day
to a gentleman connected with a Jersey
newspaper.
The late John B. Eldridge, of Hart
ford, Conn., who left an estate valued at
1100,000, willed two-thirds of it to religious
and educational institutions. A niece, Mrs.
Alice B. Hilton, of Chicago, Is given a resi
dence valued at $100,000.
eni.MKs Am casualtors.
A passenger train on the Missouri
Pacific Railroad was flagged in a cut sur
rounded by dense thickets near Denton,
Texas, June 5. As soon as it stopped four
masked men boarded the mail car. As they
appeared in the narrow passage the express
agent, the mail agent, the baggage master,
and one of the guards, who, in anticipation
of a robbery, had armed themselves before
the train stopped, opened fire on them.
Taken at a disadvantage, the robbers fled
without returning the tire. A Sheriff's
posse soon after daylight went in pursuit.
A short distance from the scene of the at
tempted robbery they found the dead body
of a man with his mask still on, who proved
to be S. P. Sheltoii. Joe Carter, another
of the bandits, subsequently surrendered.
Five workmen were badly hurt by a
collision on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway, near Muscoda, Wis., June 5.
A coroner's jury investigating the
death of a child at the Old " Gentlemen's
Unscctarian Home and Asylum and Sanita
rium for Young Children," New York City,
found that the institution is a bad one and
that it would be in the interest of humanity
that it be abolished. W. H. Ramsgar, the
manager, was held responsible in the sum of
f,t90Q.
At Athol, Mass., the other day, light
ning splintered a fence, plowed along the
ground for ten rods, and then entered the
dwelling of Mr. Samuel Sinclair, tearing off
that gentleman's shoes and clothing, and
burning him in a most horrible matin r,
great patohes of flesh pealing from his legs,
while the whole left side of his person was
dyed a blood red.
Charlie Flannert, aged .r, was
nearly killed by a pair of bull-dogs, at Day
ton, Ohio, the other day. The animals
were fighting, and the little fellow tried to
separate them, whereupon they turned up
on him and lacerated his flesh from head to
foot.
John Miller, a wealthy farmer liv
ing near Glenwood. Iowa, shot his wifo on
the 5th and then fired a bullet through his
own head, dying instantly. Mrs. Miller
will probably recover. Cause, domestic
trotible.
William Stevenson, of Gladwin,
Mich. , went home the other night to find
that his wife had locked him out. She refus
ed to let him in. He remained outside for
nearly an hour, and then attempted to enter
through a window, when she shot him witli
a large navy revolver, the bullet striking
him In the forehead, killing him instantly.
The woman was arrested.
In Brooks County, Ga., June G, Al
fred Condon, colored, murdered his wife
and then, to conceal that crime, killed her
brother. lie next took a babe from it
mother's breast and set it on the ties of a
railroad bridge, but before the train arrived
the child fell off into Uig water and was res
cued. The muderer was arrested.
Charles TRAVKRS, an insurance
agent tit Spartansburg, Pa. , was found dead
near the depot at Franklin, the other day,
and opinion is equally divided between
suicide and murder. He was to have been
married, but failed to make his appearance
at the appointed hour.
J. A. WEST, of Cincinnati, committed
suicide in Chicago, June 7, by means of a
chloroformed towel. He had been specu
lating, and had lost, all his money. He left
a note saying: "I am very sorry to have
wronged any one who treated ine kindly and
advised me well. No one but myself is to
blame for this. My body may be given to
any doctor who wants a subject. It is not
to be sent to Cincinnati. My family being
left destitute I hope the world will be good
tottfem. Tin ir address Is corner of Forrest
and Main avenues, Avondale, Cincinnati,
Ohio."
C. J. Cummer, receiving teller of
the Bank of California, committed suicide,
June 7, at his residence in Sau Francisco.
Tho act is attributed to losses in stocks.
Another double assassination is re
ported from Ireland. Walter M. Bourke, of
Galway, a landlord residing at Italiasane,
was shot dead on returning from Gort. His
escort also, a soldier, was killed. Tne mur
der occurred at Ardrahan, seven miles north
of Gort. Bourke was riding in front of his
dragoon escort, when a volley from rifles
w is Bred from behind a wall and both fell
dead. Bourke was magistrate, and his son
late Crown Solicitor for Mayo. Ho pos
sessed two e-tates in Ireland, one at Curra
leagh, the other at Kahasane. He had sev
eral disputes with tenants, and recently left
London to carry out eviction. He took an
active part in the prosecution of Father
Conway some years since. A ew months
ago he entered a church at Carriro, armed
with a repeating rifle, while mass was cele
brating. The priest ordered him to leave
and he escaped by a side door to avoid mob
bing. Laredo, Texas, suffered heavily by a
hail -storm the other evening. Glass doors
and windows were smashed, and tents and
houses blown away. The walls of P. S.
Bab'iock's new brick building were blown
tlown, killing Charles Monster, of Houston,
and dangerously wounding John Shea.,
Several houses were unroofed and otherwise
damaged.
M v Hamilton and Tillie Krueger,
of St.. Louis, were drowned while picnicking
on the 8th.
MISCRLiLANKOlTS.
The condition of business in Congress
Mi as to cause worry and discontent
9in Senators and Representatives. The
general belief is that under the most favor
able ciicumstances the session will last till
the 1st of July.
Ikn. Sherman has sent to the Secre
tary of War the report of an investigating
board that forty-two persons were killed
and nine wounded during the recent Indian
outbreak in Arizona. The depredations re
ported by citizens aggregate 180,380.
Some time ago Mr. J. W. Lebarncs,
the Law Clerk of the General Land Oifice,
testified before the Public Land Committee
of the Senate that certain land grant roads
in Minnesota, Missouri and ebewhero have
had certified to them a large amount of land
in excess of tho amount they were entitled
to under the laws making the grant. Mr.
Strait, of Minnesota, introduced in the
House a resolution of inquiry, directing the
Secretary of the Interior to furnish to the
House all the facts in his department tend
ing to show the truth or falsity of the alle
gation made by Mr. Lebarnes, and if found
to be true, to make such suggestions as he
may think best for the recovery of the land
in excess, and for placing it again in posses
sion of the Government an.l opening it for
homestead and pre-emption settlement.
Mr. Lebarnes alleges that under the loose
practices inaugurated in the beginning the
process of awarding lands to railro id com
panies, without regard to the amount they
ought to le legally entitled to receive, has
gone on after the probable amount accruing
to a grant has been readied, and in some
instances after the possible maximum has
been exceeded.
Mary T. Rowland, President of the
Parr.ell branch Ladies' Land League, of
Cleveland, Ohio, has written an open letter
to Bishop Gtlmour, stating that the league
will not falter in or deviate from the course
marked out, anil that tf this be un-Cathoiic
then they are proud to be called hereii"-.
The Catholic lea-juers of Buffalo expre
great indignation over the policy of Bishop
Gilmour, and have passed denunciatory res
olutions. At a largely attended meeting oi
workingmen at Cooper Cniou, New York,
June 5, resolutions were adopted demanding
the abolition of the tyrannical section of the
penal code, and also the abrogation of every
law that restricts people in the exercise of
their inalienable right to meet and discuss
their grievances and combine for aggressive
or defensive purposes.
Mk. Drake, ex-Chief Engineer of the
Coldwater (Mich.) Fire Department, has
been held for trial on a charge of creating
tires in order to show how quickly he and
his subordinates could extinguish them.
Patrick Moran, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
has brought suit for $.30,000 against the War
den, Deputy Warden, and one of the keep
ers of the Auburn Penitentiary, for tortur
ing him while he was serving a term for
passing counterfeit money.
Three boys were badly scalded bv
the explosion of a toy engine, in Martins
ville, Ind., the other day.
A runaway engine went off the ele
vated railway at Coney Island, N. Y., June
t;, and nine persons were injured.
Workmen engaged in tearing down
the abandoned Campbellite Church at Dal
las, Tex., the other day, found beneath th
floor large quantities of dynamite and nitro
glycerine and a full ?et of burglar tools.
The Southern Colorado Utes are in a
state of great excitement, and it is feared
are preparing to take the warpath. Large
numbers have already gathered at a smad
station on the Denver & Rio Grande road,
hideously daubed, for the purpose of aveng
ing the killing of some of their members by
Mexicans.
Another section of Sweeney's sa
loon, in Cedarville, Ohio, was destroyed by
dynamite the other night.
Rev. Mr. Watkins, an American
inissionery, recently went to Jalisco, Mexi
co, to preach, and as'ked protection of the
political chief, who refused, and later head
ed a mob which attacked Watkins and par
ty. They fled to the roof, tiring down on
their assailants, killing four or five and
wounding several. Tho mob then fired the
buHding and smoked tho missionary party
out, and only refrained from murdering
them upon Watkins guaranteeing to pay
1,000. Gen. Falentino and his troops
mardied on the tewn and arrested all the
participants.
The latest South American news is to
the effect that Fquador is in the throes of a
revolution, Peru in anarchy, and Chili
smitten by epidemics and brigandage.
V. J. Moses, formerly Governor ol
South Carolina, pleaded guilty to petty lar
ceny, in New York the other day, and was
sentenced to six months in the Penitentiary.
Forest fires are raging in the vicinity
of Merilion, Wis.
George Ellis, John H. Clark, Fred.
Leland, David Arado, notorious counter
feiters, were arrested in Chicago, June 8th.
Spurious dollars, molds, tools, etc., were
found in their rooms.
Seven hundred doctors attended the
session of the American Medical Associa
tion at St. Paul, Minn. Protests were en
tered against the admission of delegates
from the State society of New York, because
of their attitude as to consultation with
homeopaths, and the judicial council will
report upon the matter.
Mr. Rounds informs the Senate that
the prosecution of the business of the Gov
ernment printing offl je, working now, as it
has been for many years past, in accord
with the Typographical and B'ook-binders'
I'nions, i-i dependent upon the action of
those organizations in so far that if on re
fusal of the Public Printer to abide by any
or all of their rules and regulations a gen
eral strike of workmen in the office was or
dered, it would make necessary the stoppage
of the Government printing until the oifice
could be supplied with non-union workmen,
and, in the opinion of the Government
Printer, to supply the Government otucs
with so large a number of skilled workftieu,
necessary to do so great an amount and so
high a grade of work, from among the num
ber of non-union workmen would involve
serious loss of time, and for such time nec
essarily a lower standard of work would
be done.
Treasury officials say the rumors
that a large amount of spurious bonds are
in circulation are totally devoid of founda
tion. In the words of Secretary Folger,
they are idle stories started by "sensational
go-si pers." It is somewhat singular, to
say the least of it, that there should be sev
eral millions of spurious bonds in circula
tion without the knowledge of the depart
ment. So far not a single one has been
presented for redemption. The bonds re
covered from Doyle have all been satisfac
torily accounted for. There are no new de
velopments in the case of Brockway. His
case is under consideration by the Attor jey.
General.
CONDENSED TELEGRAMS.
A resolution to consider the tarill
nominations with open doors was laid aside
in the Senate, June fl. In the House the
legislative appropriation bill was taken up
and the proposition to reduce the salaries oi
Senate oflicers agreed to. The item of $2,
800,000 for internal revenue salaries waa
pas-ed over after a short discussion.
Four of the Brookfield (Mo.) bank
robbers lames and Frank Mason, Ben Fox
and Bert Ward were captured on the 9th.
John T rib bets, the boy murderer,
who recently took the lives of two men
named Washington and Fehrback, near
Kedeve, being incited thereto by stories in
dime novels, was taken from jail at Perham,
Minn., June 8, by twenty men and hanged
to the top round of a ladder which they
raised against a telegraph pole.
iuirino Gaitaw, who murdered
Contrerasata fandango and then stabbed
au officer, was hanged at Brownsville, Tex-
, as, June 9. Armistead Gray, the colored
S man who killed his son with an ax, paid the
; death penalty at Powhatan Court-house,
Va., on the same day.
During a tire in Baltimore, Md., the
other night., a roof fell in, carrying down
the third and second floors and nine fire
men. All were rescued, more or less
bruised. William Quigley had his ankle
and leg broken: William T. Disney, loin
crushed.
Robert Stephenson, owner of an
extensive saw-mill, died at Menominee,
Mich., JuneS, by inhaling flames from a
slab-pit near which he was standing when
the wind suddenly shifted.
D. W. Yanderuoof, who stole $100,
000 while bookkeeper of the First National
bank of St. Paul, Minn., pleaded guilty on
an indictment, and was sentenced to ten
years in the Penitentiary at Stillwater. He
lost $30,000 in one wheat deal.
J. Taylor and J. A. Peterson, part
ners in the Burning Moscow mine, quar
reled at San Bernardino, Cal. , June 8. Tay
lor drew a pistol and fired three shots at
Peterson, all taking deadly effect. He then
fired at a bystander, who attempted to dis
arm him, without effect. Then, running a
few steps, he deliberately shot himself in
the breast. Peterson diet! in a few minutes
and Taylor is mortally wounded. There is
some mystery attached to the affair, the
men having been apparently oa the most
friendly terms.
Adolpb Schommer, a Polish Jew,
who was sent to the Nebraska Penitentiary
for stealing, but was subsequently sent to
the insane asylum, and for seven months
positively refused food except what was
forced down him, died tbe other day. H
reduced his weight from 150 to 80 pounds.
A few hours before death he t voraciously.
SOUTHERN GLEANINGS
Bradstreet'3 report on the condition
of the growing cotton crop, based on replies
from 1,008 correspondents representing 86
per cent, of the cotton districts or 506 coun
ties, gives the following figures under
heading of acreage.
the
3 9 2
States. 5 5 g
H 35
8,11 ?
i
Louisiana
Texas
Tennessee
Georgia
Arkansas
Horta Carolina. . .
South Carolina.. .
Alabama
Mississippi
Florida
Virginia....
Missouri
Indian Territory.
Total
so
H
80
71
M
at
M
si
7.6
2.3
7.8,
8.2
4.6
0.0
4.8
7.0
7.2
7.2
S15,63fi
2,506,220
783,6541
2.606,8211
1,121,591 1
914,124
1,510,909
2,416,643!
2,092,983
VMM
26,960
28,775;
38,210,
915,190
2.565.22C
849,950
2,839,674
l,178,Slfl
1,036,303
1,587 ,08
2,598,540
2,255,3TO
258,510
26,900
34.07S
38,210
97 7.2
55 17.0
.. 17.0
86 6.0 15,214,396 16,184,504
The orange crop in Florida will be
light this season, judging from the small
number of blossoms. The cause can not
but partially be accounted for. There is
found a very dangerous insect in many
groves, which has effected much damage.
The Indian River oranges will fall far short
of a full crop. The present crop of pineap
ples is very abundant and they are of large
size and superior quality. Thousands are
being shipped northward. Watermelons
are very plentiful and fine, and large ship
ments hi car-load lots are being made to the
North. Northern visitors, with few ex
ceptions, have taken their departure for
their homes, where they may indulge in a
cooler temperature. The State is neverthe
less full of land buyers and speculators, and
it is remarkable that almost every State in
the Union, besides Europe and other for
eign countries, is found represented. Flor-
idans are flocking to the seashore and North
ern cooling-off places for the summer.
A man was recently charged with
selling liquors without license at a point op
posite Osceola, Ark., in the Mississippi
River. There was no question as to where
the saloon was located, but the defendant
claimed that the Constitution of- 1874 de
clared the boundary of the S'ate line on the
east to be the middle of the main channel of
the Mississippi River, and the channel was,
on the 30th of October, 1874, located west
of the sand-bar, and that the State line
is therefore now where it was in 1874, while
now the channel of the river is east of the
bar. But the court. decided that the east
line of the State was shifting, and that it
always followed the main channel of the
river, and so instructed the jury, who
found the defendant guilty, and, being una
able to agree upon the amount of the fine,
the Court fixed k at $200, and the defendant
appealed to the Supreme Court.
The Sheriff at El Paso, Tex., attached
a train on the Texas & Pacific Hoad, forget
ting to let the postal-car proceed, and the
Federal authorities have arrested him for
obstructing the mails.
One of South Georgia's most popular
ladies, a resident of Lowndes County, has
cleared this season on an acre and a half
truck farm over $250. She superintended
its cultivation in person.
In the seven counties around Griffin,
Ga., 150 distilleries will be running this sum
mer. The peach crop in the same section
will be immense.
Cocoanut-growing is becoming an im
portant industry in Florida. They grow to
perfection, and promise to add greatly to
the wealth of the State.
Tallahassee's vegetable shipments
amounted this season to 3,701 crates and
barrels.
Railroad property in Georgia increas
ed two and a quarter million dollars in value
last year.
The loss of cane in Iberville Parish,
Louisiana, by the overflow amounts to 7,456
acres, most of which was "plant, " and
would have yielded not less than 12,000 hogs
heads of sugar, worth over $1,000,000.
The Athens (Ga.) gas company re
ceived an order from Pennsylvania the other
day for one thousand barrels of coal-tar.
St. Louis merchants receive from the
cotton region a general prediction of the
failure of the crop-in the northern belt line,
and whole sections are said to have been
planted to corn.
The parents of Henry Watterson cel
ebrated their golden wedding at Louisville,
Ky., the other evening. Among the guests
were Murat Halstead and Stanley Matthews.
A lady in Lake City, Fla., has an or
ange grove, cork trees, tea plants, and black
pepper vines all in full bearing.
General Abe Buford recently lectured
in a Louisville (Ky.) theater on the relations
existing between the turf and the church.
The turtles have begun laying their
eggs along the Florida Atlantic coast, and
now the bears and the people will indulge in
their regular spring feed.
New Switzerland, on the Georgia Air
Line Railroad, is settled by Swiss colonists.
Eaeh family brought with them from $2,000
to $5,000.
Young alligators are offered for sale
on the streets of Americus, Ga., at 10 cents
apiece.
James McConnell, attorney, has ob
tained a judgment for $57,000 against the
City of New Orleans for professional ser
vices in the Gaines cases.
The United States Fish Commissioner
has recently placed in the rivers of Arkan
sas and Texas 1,500,000 young shad.
Jaeob Testamen, an inebriate of
Asheville, N. C, deliberately flogged his
young daughter to death, a few days ago,
for becoming intoxicated from his bottle in
tbe field.
Henry N. Jones, a Mount Pleasant,
Fla., schoolboy, was bitten by a large rat
tlesnake recently, and although every reme
dy was promptly ued he died in ten hours.
Murrain is killing cattle in Georgia.
It is reported that the South Florida
Railroad has been purchased by the Sir Ed
ward Reed syndicate, and that a branch
road from Leesburg to Sanford will connect
the road with the rest of the Heed system.
The State of Texas not having made
desirable land grants, the New York, Texas
A Mexican Road will complete its track to
Victoria this month, and abandon further
extension.
Joshua F. Speed, who died at Louis
ville. Ky., a few days ago, was one of Abra
ham Lincoln's earliest friends, and a broth
er of his Attorney-General.
Another gold mine has been discov
ered in Bedford County, Virginia.
Arrangements have been eonsumated
between the Gulf, Colorado A Santa Fe and
Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio roads
by which through trains will be run from
Galveston to San Antonio, and from Hous
ton to Fort Worth. They will connect at
Houston with the Houston Texas Central
and Texas & New Orleans trains.
A stalk of cotton that had attained an
altitude of two feet, and contained seven
teen forms and a bloom, was exhibited in
Bryan, Texas, the other day.
Florida watermelons sell for f 2 apiece
la South Carolina.
THE DEATH OP GENERAL GARIBALDI.
A Sharp Attack of Bronchitis the Immedi
ate Cause of Dissolution Conscious to
the Last Sketch of the Remarkable
Career of Italy's Liberator.
Rome, June 2.
General Garibaldi died a his home, on the
sland of Caprera at 6:30 o'clock ihis evenimr,
from an attack of bronchitis, from which he
had been suffering for some time. The fatal
illness was of short duration, but was occa
sioned by a longr-existingr asthmatic complaint
which developed suddenly into a sharp attack
of bronchitis. This was further increased by
the great debility of the patient, and be rapid
ly succumbed to the attack. The news of his
critical condition resetted the different mem
bers of his family residing in Home and Ge
noa this morning;, and they all immediately
started for Caprera, but tailed to arrive iu
time to see the General alive. Death took
place some hours previous. The Government,
on learning of his serious illness, sent Dr. Al
baneze, of Rome, to his bedside, but the doctor
could afford him no relief. General Garibaldi
died wheu in a struggle, but was conscious till
near the end.
Giuseppe Garibaldi was born at Nice, Italy,
of poor parents, July 22, 1807. Early in his life
he began traveling by taking a sea voyage to
Odessa and Rome. In 1832 he was implicated
with Mazzini in a conspiracy against Charles
Albert, King of Sardinia, and was compelled
to quit the country. Again, in 1831, he r -newed
the conspiracy, and was condemned to
death. He escaped to France, landing at Mar
seilles, and there shipped in an Egyptian cor
vette, and offered his military services to the
Bey of Tunis. But the life ho led was not suf
ficiently exciting to please him, and in 1836 he
was fighting for the Republic of Rio Grand' ,
then at war with Brazil. He was captured,
together with his ships and crew, at Guale
guay, where be was cruelly treated. Once more
he regained his liberty, and immediately re
sumed his battle for Rio Grande, his wife Aniti
acting as his counselor. He then commanded
an Italian legion of 800 men against tho dicta
tor Kosas. and fought the battle of Salto
Sant' Antonio. In 147, on learning of the
elevation of Pius IX to the Papacy, he offered
his services, transferred in 1818 to the Pro
visional Government of Rome, but Charles
Albert declined them. Garibaldi was received
with great enthusiasm in Rome, and was in the
thickest of the light when the French troops
attacked that city. The French and Austrians
set a price upon his head, and then instituted
a systematic hunt for hifti. In the terrible
times that followed his wife sank from cxbus
tion aud almost died. He was followed Uy
3,000 of his soldiers to his exile in San
Marino, but was compelled to disband his
troops because tho Austrians were p: essjiig
him on all sides. He was then known by his
well-tnimed title of " the hero of Montevideo."
The fall of Venice left him no refuge, and he
began wandering. At Ravenna his wife died,
and the great soldier met his first se rious set
back. Again he traveled to Chiavari. but tto
King of Sardinia gave him the choice of prison
or exile. His next move was to the little isle
ot Caprera, that was one day to become tbe
solitary and renowned seat of the patriot.
But he wearied of life there, and came to
America, engaging in soap manufacturing at
Statcn island, within ten miles of New York
City. He was prosperous, and returned to
Caprera in ls.14 and purchased tho northern
part of the island. Here he remained until 15(,
when he orgauizod the famous band of Al
pine chasseurs a body of volunteers that
made the whole Lombard campaign. He later
engaged in an expedition against Sicily, and
landed at Marsola May 11, 1860, gave battle near
I alatanni on the 15th, and defeated the entire
Bourbon army with his 1,000 chasseurs, enters
ing Palermo in triumph May 27, assuming dic
tatorship of the island. Tho Sicilians looked
upon him as an angel of deliverance sent by
God. Late in August he enterod Naples, and
was then declared dictator of the two Sicilies,
the world Iookingon with astonishment. When
it was voted to annex the two Sicilies to that
part of Ita y then governoi by Victor Em
manuel, Garibaldi gave up the Kingdom he
might have kept for his own, and on Novem
ber 9, I860, retired to his solitary homo at Ca
prera. When Nice and Savoy were ceded to
France, Gar.baldi entered the Italian Parlia
ment, and uttered his famous protest.
In May, 1862, he organized the expedition of
Sarnie-o for the liberation eif Venice, but the
Government broke up the army before It had
fairly started. Th.tu it was he raised the fa
mous war-cry, " Rome or de ath I" which ended
in the fatal battle of Aspromonto, where
Italian riflemen tired upon him and wounded
him in the foot, taking him prisoner August
12, is2, a elay of mourning for Italy. On
December in, 18t"i2, Garibaldi was amnestied,
and, with his woumls healed, returned to Ca
prera. Iu 1864 he visited England, and was re
ceived with great demonstrations. In 1866 he
commanded a troop In tho war of freeing
Venice, and won tho only victories of that in
glorious campaign. A year latex he renewed
his attempt to liberate Borne, aud de
feated the Papal troops at Montcrotondo,
and marched toward Rome. But
the Papal troops and their French
allies blew away the Garibaldians with the
then newly-inveute! Chassep t. He was for
some time held a prisoner, and then released
to return to his island home. In 187D he re
sponded te the appeal of Gambctta, and com
manded the volunteers of the Vosges against
the Prussians, his son Kicciotti also comtnand
inir a body of French troops. After the capit
ulation of Paris, Garibalii was elected Deputy
for Bordeaux, but while attempting to exercise
freedom of speech iu the French Assembly he
was put down by tumultuous demonstrations
of ill-will. Again be sought the solitude of
Caprera. and turned his attention to literature.
He produced three romances, "Clelia," "Can
toni il Voluntarlo," and "IMillo," all below
mediocrity. He was a man of great heart and
action, but knew little of letters.
Many times the Italian Government offered
Garibaldi tempting titles and honors, but the
old hero declined them all. in 1875 he was
elected a member of the Italian Parliament,
and received congratulatiims from almost
every Government on the globe-. He took his
scat at Rome amid the wildest enthusiasm,
lasting several days. Then he began a project
for the eleviation of the Tiber, and fer the im
provement of tho Roman campngna. He was
more or less embarrassed for nrm'-y iu 1874,
and wh"n it became known large contribu
tions were tendered him from Italy, England,
Scotland uud America, most of which here
fused. In April, 1876, he wrote to Signor De
pretis announcing his acceptance of the dona
tion of 10-,000 lire presenteel to him by the Na
tion and the King. For several years Gari
baldi has lived in almost absolute retirement
at C aprera, and his name has been seldom seen
in the public prints. His was a life of such ro
mance and adventure, suffering aijd triumphs,
that history scarcely holds its equal, and tho
j ildcst flights of fletion fail to reproduce it
And first and last he was tbe idol of Italy.
Yakoob Khan, ex-Ameer of Afghan
istan, is in pecuniary trouble, and is
selling his jewels and old clothes to pay
his debts. This is what a good many
other monarths would have to do if left
to their own resources, and their
' uncles" would have to be more friend
ly than "our father's brothers" in
America, or the monarchs would become
even more deeply involved.
0 Si
One ought not to make an assertion
unless he is sure of his facts, and yet an
inference is sometimes reasonably safe.
"What! is old Blank dead?" was the
surprised query of a man who saw a
funeral procession go by. "I don't
know," was the cautions reply, "but I
should judge so, for, as you see, they
are burying him."
m
The old adage, "Honesty is the
best policy," is a very odd saying. If a
man is really honest he don't caro
whether it is best policy or not, and as
for the rest of the world they don't
believe that it is the best policy. JV.
Y. Herald.
The ownership of land, sa3's an En
glish critic, does not always make a man
contented aud industrious.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
In 1881. 154.184.3tK) tons of
"til
were mined in England.
Cape Colony exported last year
22,oO0kOX) worth of diamonds.
It is estimated that there are 3,000
persons in this country engaged in mak
ing illicit whisky for 3,OC0,OO0 others to
drink.
This country annually exports about
110,000,000 worth of pork, a sum
greater than that received for all other
animal exports.
The Galveston New gives estimates
of acreage from fifty-six railway sta
tions, stowing an acreage this year of
cotton, 843,47; corn, 459,812. Increase
over 1881 cotton, 23,459; corn, 40,580.
The mtircular substance of the
body, oc -upying about two-fifths tbe en
tire weight, is composed of carbon, hy
drojjen, oxvjjen, nitrogen, in distinction
to the fats "which contain only carbon,
hydrogen and oxygen.
One cubic foot of pure water, at 62
degrees F., weighs 62,365 pounds; at
212 derres F., only 69, 640 pounds. A
cylindrical foot of water at 62 degrees
F. weighs 48,!t73 pounds. One tern of
water is 35.90 cubic fet't.
" --The year 1776 saw 29 public libra
ries in this country. In 1878 there werd
8,682 public libraries. The books in the
29 libraries numbered 45,633: in the
3.682 libraries, 12,276,964, with 1,800.
000 pamphlets.
It is estimated on good premises
that the naval store crop of this country
along the Bjtinswidh & Albany ((la.)
Railroad will this s ear exceed that of
last by about 100,000 barrels of rosin
and 200, U00 casks of spiritrs turpentine.
In the United States 187,030 men are
employed in mining coal, while the
total amount of invested capital in min
ing is 8256,502,373. The total output
of coal last year exceeded that of the
previous year by more than 10,000,000
to us.
The desert land tortoise of Califor
nia and Arizona carries on each side a
membrane containing about a quart of
clear water. The water is probably
derived from the secretions of the iant
barrel cactus on which the tortoise
feeds.
Moulting usually takes place in
fowls through the months of October,
November and December, according to
the age of the bird. February, March
and April chicks obtain their adult
nluiriaare in October and November.
They drop u few chicken feathers, but
do net moult outright, until the follow
ing August; old birds moult later and
later each year, according to their ae.
At one month olel the ox has a full
complement of incisors, with three tem
porary molars in each law. At two
years old the fourth, lifth and sixth pet
nianent molars are present, and the two
central incisors an; changed. At two
years and a half old the first and second
molars are cast, and the lateral central
incisors are permanent. At threfc years
and three months all the temporary
teeth are shed nnd have been replaced
by permanent ones.
A German journal refers to a dis
covery made by M. Gros, of Paris
which lends to throw some liifht on the
complaints which were made) but not
seriously inquired into) during the
Franco -German war, as to the use of
poisoned bullets bv the combatants on
both sides. M. Gros explains that the
cons! ruction of the modern breech
loading arms causes the bullet to convey
with it a portion ef the hydrocyanic
acid which the explosion of the powder
has caused to be accumulated in the
barrel. Even if poisoning to a mortal
extent does not take place, it is re
marked that the healing of wounds is
materially retarded by this circum
stance. WIT AM) WISDOM.
Every farmer fiuoht to be able to
boast of having a cold spring on his farm
this year.
G nttenberg invented printing, but
who is the genius who will rise up ami
invent a proof-reader. Burlington
Hawkeye.
A white monkey with pinkeyes has
just arrived in New York. It must
make the society mashers nervous for
their laurels.
There is a kick in some quarters
against tight trousers. It's generally
a quarter where it hurts, too, if the old
man is very mad. Boston l'oxt.
As between the "greenery " of our
bills and the " yallery " of oar gold
coin, Oscar Wilde has no choice. He
takes them all in. New Haven Register.
What is more disgusting to the sight
than a young woman in a state of intox
ication? Two of 'em, of course. Noth
ing easier; come again! Chicago Her
uld. Queen Victoria has a great dignity
on state occasions, "and looks every
inch a Queen." She has been a Queen
so long that she ought by th:s time to
bear a faint resemblance to one. Low
ell Cowier.
Officer of the Prussian guards,
looking at the ocean, to his wife: "Isn't
this a gleirious sight, Minnie? Hut the
sea seems greatly agitated probably
has never before seen an officer of the
Prussian guards."
We, are told that "Nilsson wears
deepest mourning for her husband, and
recently declined an encore after sing
ing at Albert Hall, London." Such a
touching display of grief as the declin
ing of an encore is something to make
the whole world weep for sympathy.
Boston Pont.
Newspapers are noticing the fact
that a thief in Harrisburg carried off a
; ton of coal without waking the family,
i but we do not sec anything remarkable
about that. A ton of coal is so small
nowadays that any smart boy could run
off with me. Phifatlefphia News.
"What lunatic asylum is that?"'
asked a stranger in Philadelphia, point
ing to a building from which the most
horrible sounds were issuing. "Why,
my dear sir," was the reply, "that is not
a lunatic asylum. That is a female sem
inary; this is the music practice hour."
I'tulatklpkia News.
" Does hiss-racin' hurt anybody?"
exclaimed a Illue Grass turfman. "Hoss
racin' hurt anj-body? Why, a clean,
squar1 race, rim from cend to eend, with
no pullin' and no pocketin', ther's no
more danger in attendiu' that sort o'
raw; than ther is in in than ther is in
a duel between two Congressmen."
Louisville Courier-JoiirnaL
Oh, doctor, do you think my little
;larling will live?"' inquired an anxious
mother of the family physician who had
called the seventh time with his bilL
"Live! Why there isn't anything the
matter with him, is there? "Well,
no, not now; but you know, doctor,
there are so many children's diseases
around." "Huh! If the child takes
after his father, he'll live where an hon
est man will starve to death. Good
morning." -New Haven Megister.
Youths' Department.
OUM POLLY.
Polly, nttppin?,
fan a rapping
On her chamber door;
Polly, fretting,
Slowly gelt ng
Out upon the il xr,
Khivtir.s crying :
" Snow's a-tlylnx!
Can't g out t'Mlay!
Wonder whether
Winter we.'ther
Ever' II gei away,
llate Ihli'wiishing,
hpl shlnr, gplashinsr
Watcr co.d as Ic.r '."
Nurse siys: "Hurry I
How you worry',
Polly, 'tisn't nice!
Polly grumbles.
Trips and stumbles.
Then h-r finger prieksj
Krow.w and sputters,
vdis and inutteis.
Cross as sevcu sticks
Naughty PollJ
Seizes dolly
Uy her flaxen wig.
Pokes her in a
U.i -u t w.tb a
Long-tu led rat and pig.
Meliuich. ly
I.lttlo Polly
Down t brenkfnst goes.
Thinks the ws.atb.er
Altogether
Drtadfitl "cause it snows I
Polly, waking,
He.irs a shaking
Of her chnmber-doofi
Never frcttlnir,
Polly, getting
Out upon the floor.
Kneels to say her
Little prsyer,
ltev'rentl.v and low,
rtuitaes s lintly,
Kobcd soipia ntly.
Gown an whit" in snow.
Sti vs our Polly:
" Th s is jolly.
Rising with th" sun."'
When the wa-h nvr
. And thf- splashing
Nurs has fleetly done
ltoui.d mid rosy
As a p- isy
Pretty P. II stands,
Wh le so briskly
Nurse dr cs quickjy
Dimpicei cheek mid hands'.
lb d her dress is.
Flaxen treeso
(BangeU nbo e tier brow),
IVg white- coll ir
( ot a dollar!)
Nt thing's lucking now.
Happy Polly
Kisses dolly
On her s unty wig.
Then flics, . ran. in;;,
lloppimr, dancing,
Like a whirligig!
Such a Jol'y
Little Polly
Down to brcakfHst goes,
S uttering kses
None she mis-ies
Sweet as any nw!
Harriet Trmcbrid ye, fn IV. Y. Indepemfenf.
MARY
JANE TELLS ABOUT THK
SPtCEBV COWS.
They hail lots of cows, the Spicers
had and they passed most of their time
in our garden. The reason they didn't
stay in the pasture was because tho
fences were till broken down; for the
Spicers were the most shiftless folks in
Tuckertown. Why I cared about the
cows was because I had to drive 'em
out.
Well, one day Grandpa said:
"If those cows cot into my corn
again, I'll drive 'em up to the pound."
"What's the pound?" asked Dot.
" It's a pen." saitl Grandpa, ' 'where
you can drive any cattle you find on your
land; ami the owner can't get, them out
without paying a line."
"Oh. I think that's elegant!" said I.
"I know lots of people's cows I should
like to get into the pound."
When Grandpa went out, I said 1
would go anl tell Sarah Spicer just
what he had said.
"Now, Mary Jane, you just stay
where you arc. You want your lingers
in everybody's pies." It was Aunt
Jane you might know who said that.
I might have answered that she was
so sparing with hers (especially mince)
that I never could touch them. But I
ddn't. I often think of real smart
tilings, ami it's mean that I can't say
i hem.
But I declare, there is never any use
at all in my arguing with Aunt Jane; for,
when I get the best of her, s!ie always
stiffens up and says: "Thexe, that will
do, Mary Jane! Not another word!"
Besides, it isn't right to answer back.
So I just saitl nothing, but took Dot and
marched straight off to the Spicers'.
We found Sarah and Sam playing in
front of their house.
" How d' ye do, Mary Jane?" said
she.
"How d' ye do. Miss Spicer?" said I.
"Mercy me, Mary Jane! what airs!"
said she. " It's no use to put 'em on
here in Tuckertown, I can tell you, for
folks know all about you."
"There, tha will rlo," said I, as like
Aunt Jane as ever I could. "I only
eame over here to tell you that we
are going to have your cows put in the
pound, the very next time we lind "em
in our garden."
"Pon!" cried out that Hop-'o-niy-thumb
of a Sam. "Your grandfather
has said so, lots of times, but he never
floes."
" Doesn't dare to!" snapped Sarah.
1 was jnst boiling mad. The idea of
my being treated so by those low Spi
cers! "Dare to?" said I. " I wonder who
you think would be afraid of such a
poor, shiftless set?"
And then I took Dot's hand, and just
ran for home, so as not to give Sarah a
chance to have the last word.
Oh, but don't I 'spine her!
Well, that afternoon, Dot and I were
in the barn playing with all our might,
when Aunt Jane screamed out:
" Mary Jane! Mary Jane! The cows
are in the garden. Run anil drive them
out."
" It's too bad!" cried Dot "Those
Spicers' cows spoil all our fun."
" I'll tell you what," said L after I
had shoo' d them into the road. "I'm
going to drive 'em right up to the
pound. I'll show that Sarah Spi
cer r
" Why. Mary Jane Hunt!" cried silly
Dot. "Wrhaf II Grandpa say? I won't
go."
"Say? Why, that he is much obliged
to me. Dot trotted after me, as meek
as a lamb.
It wasn't far to the pound; but there
was one cow and her calf that wouldn't
hurry, and, besides, we walked rery
slowly along th: sunny parts of the road
and rested everv time we came to a
shady place; so it was late in the after-
noon when we leu uic pound, ami
turned to come home.
We came quite a distance by the road,
and then through Mr. Hall's corn-field
and the woods beyond, and right out in
the Spicers' pasture. Dot anal noticed
that there was only one cow left now in
the pasture.
"I hope Sarah and Sam will have a
good time hunting after the others; and
Srood enough for 'em," said I. "Per
iaps her father is just scolding her now
for letting 'em stray away."
' Well, he isn't, for there he is now."
Dot pointed, and I saw Sarah in the
swing on the butternut tree in front of
their house, and her father was swing
ing her up ever so high.
When she saw us she jumped out and
ran to the fe nee.
" Hope you'll rind your cows to-night,
Sarah, said L
You had better go for 'em," chimed
in Dot.
Hope you'll find iours," retorted"
Sarah. " If you don't keep 'em out of
our garden we arc going to drive 'eui tc
the pound."
" Te, he," giggled Hum.
Although we hurried o, it was lato
when we got home. We were afraid
that supper would be all over, and Ann!
Jane woald -scold us for being late.
But though the table was sci and Grand
pa was home from work, no one had sat
down to il.
"Been mailing for the milk," said
Aunt .lane. "But, la, it's no use to.
wait any longer. I'll use morning s
milk."
Yes," said Grandpa, who was wash
ing his hands at the sink. "Do let's
have supfter. Children, have you seen
the cows?"
"Why, no," I answered, "not ours;
but Dot and 1 drove the Spicers' cows up
to the pound."
"Those that were in our garden?"
demanded Aunt Jane, looking straight
at me.
I nodded.
"Well, of all (he little mischief-mak
ers! Those were our cows. "
"My gracious, goodness me!" said I;
" and Grandpa's got to pay a line iel
his own cows out of the pound! Oh,
dear! I do hope Sarah Spicer won't
lind out about it."
And so Dot and I had to go to bed an
hour earlier than usual-; but Sarah
Spicer doesn't know anything atXMliL
A. 9. Phmpttm, in St. NtiMtimt.
Susie's Utile Bister
"Mamma, if Ihn baby erics so much
ami won't let us have any good times, I
should think you would give herayvav
" Give away your little sister Elsiel
"Yes, Im just tired of her Dohw."
" But if you and I don't love the poor
sick baby well enough to take care of
her, 1 don't think anybody would.-'
"I'd love her if she didn't cr
much."
"Didn't yon cry when you hurt jour
finger yestenlav?
"Yes."
"And when you fell down, and when
your tooth ached?"
" Yes, I couldn't help if, mamma "
" Poor little Kls e has the toothac he,
and she can't help crying, either."
"Well. 1 war a baby to play with,
but I don't want Kl-ie," and StUM ) a
walked out of the room with the doll
Elsie had broken and the picture -bo. k
she had torn. In half an hour she MM
back to the sitting-room.
" Is Elsie in the crib?" i-he asked.
"Come and see," her mother .said,
smiling.
Susie broke into a great cry when she
saw a strange baby lying there in her
little sister's place.
"Oh, mamma, whereas Elsie?" she
exclaimed.
" 111 is is a nie little boy," her moi ti
er said. " He is well, and he doe -n't
cry very often, and''
"I wantlittle Elsie, mamma! Whs re
is Bate? You haven't given bar away,
have you?" and Susie cried harder lit in
she had done for a month.
"Mrs. O'Hara brought the clean
clothes a little while ago," Mrs. Gage
said, "and I asked her to give me her
little boy. Don't you like him:'"
" No, no, I don't," Susie sobbed
with her head in her mother's lap. " If
you'll only get Klsie back again, Iwt i(
strike In r wIkcii she cries, or pull my
playthings away from her, or mi-
tlung.
Just then Mrs. O'Hara came
from her errand in the next block.
"You can take Teddy home
you," Mrs. Gage said. " Susie
that she likes her little sister best.
back
with
finds
alter
all, if she is troublesome sometimea.'1
Mrs. Gage went upstairs and broi ght
the baby down. When Susie saw aaff
aha danced with joy, though Elsie was
crying again, and Teddy was as still as
a mouse.
" I like her forty times the beet,'1 dm
said, over and over again. " beoaate
she's my own little sister. Teddy isn't.
Don't you ever give her away, mamma,
if she cries forty times harder;" and
perhaps it is needless lo say that mam
ma never did. ion's Hcrahl.
George's Brighf Idea.
A boy I knew very well was sure
he ftnderstood all about Gunpowder.
Firing at a mark was splendid port, he
had heard. He would try that, by way
of variety. So he took a piece of board
for a target, with mutt nibbed on for a
centre.
Now, for the gun ! There was a
piece of bamboo, part of an old tislung
aole, in the shed. This was George s
nright idea pour powder into this hol
low bit of wood, dtop a mulch Upon the
powder, then aim ami tire.
Where would he get the powder?
His eider brother had some in a lla-k
upstair. He would 'borrow1 a tittle.
Taking a handful, M poured it into
what ho called the barrel of the ma
There was the target, ten feet awaj , OB
the fennel That sharp-' hooter can see
this minute just, how it looked A oafd
of matches from the kitchen mad'
everything ready for the grand turgid
shooting.
Now this wise bOT, who kuew just
what powder could do, said to himself:
" I - hall have time to get my gun to my
boulder before tbe powder burns, and
then won't 1 hit the mark!"
Lighting three, matches, so as to be
sure there was fire enough, he dropped
them flown the opening in the bamboo.
He looked in to see that they re; died
the powder. Then he was g'dtig to
Uike aim. But he never took it. The
powder was too quick for him; anil he
saw only a blinding flash, and felt a
great heat in his face.
He forgot all aboiti the tarfjet, the
gun, and the glory he was t w.n bv
hitting the bull s-cye. IJp-starrs, with
burning eyebrows, scorched skin, aud
smoking jacket, rushed the bov who
knew so much about prwder. During
the week while his flesh was healing
and his eyes were recovering their
strength George learned that, though
he was wonderfully "knowing," there
were a few things M did not fully un-
i derstanil
He has never seen a bamboo
without thinking of the day
missed the mark. Our JAttU
nxl since,
when he
Ones.
-The will of John T. Johns was
broken by a Baltimore jnrv, and the
verdict would distribute the est ate of
200,000 among the natural hetrs; but
the lawyers are trying to impeach it. rm
the ground that one of the jurors was
unduly influenced by a flirtation in tho
court room with one of the patties in
interest. This person was a young la
dy, of course, and very pretty, wh in
the juror was a susceptible bachelor.
The evidence is that the two exchanged
glances and smiles during the trjid. that
they bowed to each other on meeting in
the street; that he saitl to a iellow juror:
"How can we give a verdict against
such a pretty girl?" and that he ha,i
since become a suitor for her hand-

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