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wlnni ami truer Ibrlr adt eclucuieut I 1 Plu be'.. JThc ilolivav Jullctiw. TERMS OF ADVERTISING: One square of clirht linos, fl.iiftfor the first Insertion, and 76 cents for oach subsoquoot Insertion. One column, one year... asoo oo Half column, one year WM oo guarter column, one year JJ iffhth column, one year 0 One column, six months on Half column, six months Qnaiter column, six months o Eighth column, six months OO One column, three months W 00 Hall column, three months 0 OO Quarter column, three months OO Bitfhth column, three months lo OO Special rates given on application. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE Tcnns of St ihateription ; WEAT1IE11LY BROS., Publishers. BOLIVAR, TENN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1884. VOL. XX. NO. 1 Tor one year 'in a! Foi nix months 1 1 Oil SO I vrvaium bioou 9Uu 13 UW let Her UQ It. yi,JW. A. F. J NEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. Fr.ilSONAL AND POLITICAL. On the 10th Kergeant David Linn, of the Hrccly party, was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia. Tim Prince of Wales ha given a decla ration of principles in the shape of nn "in spired article" in the chief organ of the workingmen of England. The heir ni parent to the throne is said (o be a free trader, and to "regret the existence of a protective policy in other countries, on the ground that hostile tarifTa beget other forms if international hosiillty." l10!loi and admirers of (leneral Butler propose to give him a public roceptioii in 'tw York August ."9). At Lit Chat re, Prance, a statue of George Hind was nit veiled on the 11th. On the Utb Prairie Chicken, a Crow In dian, was shot by the Sheriff at Miles City, Mont., while attempting to escape from jail. (In Mi 11th a monument to Joseph II. of ' rmany was unveiled at !..' mu , Bo hemia, Aktiiijk Elliott, Liberal member of Parliament from Scotland, tliinks the British House of Commons neada reforma tio 11 as I iif 11 V as the House of Lords. Ukv. Dm. H a I.I., al Buffalo, who started the statements about Governor Clevebtn 1, hi sue 1 the Boston Herald on account of an article that appeared in that paper re cen ly anl mad vei ting on the prcachor. At Amsterdam, N. Y., a thousand people gathered on the 11th to greet General l. iati as he passed on his way to Her kimer, lb- was saluted with cannon. I.nci'TKN amt I 1 11KKL.V and his family have taken possession of a cottage on Seavy's Island owned by the Government ami included in the limits of the Navy Yard, where they will pass tho autumn. The nthcr survivors ot the expedition are quartered at the Navy Yard Hospital, they, as well as Lieutenant, Greely, being under close medical supervision. They are all making excellent progress toward com plete recovery. Thk Karl A lesford, neeompaniod by his brother, sailed for New York on the l'.'th. On the I2t.h the olisiiiuis of the late Lieu tenant Lockwood of the (ireely expetlition wi re ob'ved at Annapolis, Md. The Irish Nationalist and member of I'arliaue nt, Thus. Sexton, arrived at New York, en route to Boston, on the 1:2th. The infant of the Hitches of Albany is very delicate, an 1 it is doiibtlul if tho child can be reared. lr Is ib. lined by Solicitor Bolton, of Dublin, that Carey, the informer, volun teered his information, and 110 pressure was brought to bear upon him. I1I..V-K Don has b -en elected Chief of the Osaiie Nn inn. Suit has been (lied hy John C. tin ler- wood, formerly manager of the ClaeiaaaLi ,Vi ir.s Journal for .t."','K) against the t-crippa and Met 'tea, of the Cincinnati J'it, for alleged libel. I On the 12th the wife of Alfred Cowlos, ill the Chicago Tribune, died at Cayuga, N. Y., her native place, after an illness of several months' duration. 'Jut Mi aouri Democratic State Conven tion met at Jcfterson City on the 1:2th. K.x-tinvernor Hardin was elected perma nent chairman, and Nicholas M. Bell, Sec retary. '1 lie platform was read anl adopted; electors were named, and a new Central Committee elected. The guberna torial nomination was made on the first ballot, which resulted: Martnaduke, 'Mi Bashaw, 47; Phelps, 'J:t; Kyau, Ut, and Campbell, 7. A. I'. Morehouse, of Noda way County, was nominated for Lieu eu- ant-G over nor at a late hour. Tim French archaeologist Dnmont, died -n the 1Mb Thk. Michignn Republican State Co-.iven-'inn met at I). -troll 011 the HUb. (( the 18th the Gtaml Assembly of Virginia met in extra session at Kiclimond. Cm .1. OslioliNK lias been appointed re ceiver of the Wall Stre -t Bink, New York. n.N the 1th the Duke of Wellington ilinoped .lead at Bright n, Kiiglati I. In New York measures are beat; taken to erect a nionumeiit to the mem ry of the late General James Shields. I.im'tkn ant GitKKt.T admits that Charles Henry was ordered to be shot fo.- stealing rations, but denies the o'.her horrible stories printil in reference to cannibalism while in the Arctic regions. Tim Missouri Democrat ic State ('.nv.n tinn at Jefferson City on the l.'Uh made further nominations as follows: M. K. M. ti rath, Secretary of Sate; James M. S ibert, Treasurer; John Walker, Aud itor: U b-rt V. Mcl ulli ugh, Kegist.r ot L1111. Is; Francis M. Black, Suprcm 1 Court J iiilge. Till? French historian and editor, Ctm ill Farcy, died on the lith. I )N the 14 h Lieutenant (ireely will ten- l.'red a public reception a' Newbury port, Mass., his old home. Tux report of Lieutenant Oeely in ref- ; Mice to the killin ; of Henry tin l r mili tary orders, has lieen submitted to the War Department. Tax Irish iuformer v illlng to suffer e en itwity innocent life. Ijt-GovSUXOIl ST. Olkaay, says ho is tOa'h for swearm- .I'.'i.. of Kansas, w a present and made a speech at the Lyons camp-meeting, near Rochester, N Y., on the Hth. Ar Wa'orlown, N. Y., on the 14th, Gen eral Logan made a twenty-minutes speech l ofore snf bars of the U. A. K, i. the I list lasSISS B. Blaino ins'riieted (fends in Indianapolis to enter suit a must the publishers of the Sentinrl of 1 hat city tor alleged libel concerning bis marriage. On the li b the remains of Lieutenant K. 1 ngburv, one of the (ireely party to t'is Arctic legions, were exhumed at Rochester, N. Y.. and upon examination 1 vraa found that the b nly lia 1 almost li en pic el clean of flesh. The ballet is general that cannibalism was indulged in 1 y the survivors. ItlMKs AND CASUAL TliES. A FARMK.il named John Butler, of Hano ver County, Va., shot his wife fatally on the 1 1th. A FiCAltrt't. storm in Hungary on the loth destroyed several towns, together with many human lives. t PlalntleM. N. J., Mrs. Chas. Seheler w as s much itT cte by the recent earth- psaste shock that she die. I. On the I lth Hon. Mai shall Key, clerk of theFedeia. C unt at Council Bluffs, la., s ,.t himself fatally w hile in a lit of tem porary alwrratioii of the mind. GaO. Kk llsh, engineer, w as instantly 1 illed, and another man was lost in the river by the explosion of the boiler of the propel lor Mamie Glass, at Madison, lu I. On the 11th, while traveling in a wagon to K-a-hea'er, la., W. Hid. lie shot anl 111 stantly killed Charles Auitnerm.-vi, his 44lier-lii-law , and Mrs. Ammerman ha I an arm shattered. Two farmers, Wm. Kurt and Jasper Kelly, had a quarrel near Fountain City, Minn., 0:1 the Uth, and Kurt shot Kellv dead. 1 Os the 12th Peter Baits, of Grand Haven, Mieh., broka his wife's skull with a gun, jioin the effects of which she died. KoasRT Knioht was killed, and Wm. Smith was seriously injured by a dynam ite explosion at Gtanite Falls, Minn., on yfeo Uth. TnK town aV Jalso, in Austrian Galicia, was almost destroyed by flro on the 11th. Near Circleville, O., on the lith, three children who went to a barn "to take a smoke," set, fire to the place and were burned to death. Nxlson Bi'HKiutiUT, Chief of Police at Jackson. Mich., while making an arrest at the race track in that city on the 15h, was attacked by roughs and mortally wounded. Mail ro'dieries on an ex'ensivo scale have recently been detected in Austria. At North East, near Erie, Pa., a Are on the 13th destroyed nearly all the business portion of the town. Two firemen were buried by falling walls and burned to a crisp during a large conflagration at Boston, Mass., on the l.'ith. A party of non-Unlon men employed in a Chicago stove factory were attacked on the loth by a mob of strikers. The former were armed and flred into the mob, killing a man named Heek instantly, and wound ing one other. The mob quickly scat tered after this decisive resislanco was offered. On the 14 h Bowser, of Murraysville gas wells riot fame in Pennsylvania, was con victed of murder in the second degree. Ox the Hth Leonard W. Davis was sen tenced in New York to one year in the Penitentiary for forging the name of Joseph Pulitzer. It is reported that, John MeMahon, for ten years a trusted employe of the Leather Manufacturers' Bank of New York, has absconded with a package containing yjn.oon, w ish which he was seut to the Ex press office. An excursion train loaded with Ivntgiits of Pythias bound for Dotroit on the new Michigan & Ohio Road, was derailed and badly wrecked between Bat'lo Creek and Marshall, Midi., on the 14 h. The en gineer was scalded, perhaps fatally. MlsrKLLANKOUS. Thk forces of Great Britain in Egypt are to lie increased to 10,000. Thk pig-.ron men are proposing to bank all furnace for four weeks in order to re strict production. On the 11th the State Labor Convention met at Albany, N. Y. Anotiikh slight shock of earthquake was felt in portions ot the East 011 the nth. liiKiMuctir 01 nongoia asks tor mere guns and ammunition. OK the 11th the Wall Street Bank, New York, closed its doors on account of irreg ularities of the Cashier involving over a quarter of a million. An emphatic denial is made of the story ttoal the city of Wheeling, W. Va., is a financial wreck, as recently reported. Kelvnu was not taken by the French. The forts were merely destroyed. It is declared by the French Minister at Pekin that unless China pays the indem nity demanded other townn will be bom barded. A contingent of six hundred "mission aries'' have been sent among tice coal min ers of the fourth pool of Pennsylvania to try to induce those at work to strike. Tufvalctcctivs who caused th- investiga tion into the frauds in the Me Ileal liurcau of the Navy Department, claims to have discovered evidence of similar irregulari ties in the Medical Service of the Army. 1. is Iwlieveil, however, that they are abuses which were long since corrected. On the 1 I'm the Executive Committee of the Anti-Monopoly Loagu held a meeting in New York, ami after co-isiderablo dis elision and the transaction of routine busi ness, adjourned without indorsing either of tho Presidential candidates. Tub cholera epidemic is growing less tatal at Marseilles an I Toulon than it has been, but the disease seems to be spread ing in France and Italy. Warm weather l enders the situation even mare critical than it was several days ago. TnK Supreme Court of the United Sta'es has reversed the decision in the case of Hich King vs. W. H. Thorwegaa, of St. Louis, Mo., by which the plaintiff was given sM'J.OX) damage 1 and costs in is;t. The case Is remanded to the Circait Court. On the 12th the Chicago Wire and Iron Works, a branch of the E. T. Barnum works, Detroit, Mich., were seized by the Sheriff on an attachment. Thk bank examiners were engaged on the l'-th in investigating the condition of the collapsed Wall Sti ee' Hank. BKOLAND has been afflic'e.l with intense heat within the past few days, the most in tense for twenty years. Thk Hie was an an. mated debate in tae British House of Commons on tho 12th on the appropriation bill. Thf. French Naval commanders, with their fl ots, are ho ding tha situation at hth Kei'lnn and Foo Chow, Chum: The State Labor p trty, af, its conven tion at Albany, N. Y, studiously avoided in the resolutions adopted all political quest i ins. On the 12th the Knights of Pythias ha 1 a grand parade at Toledo, (X The join' session of t ie two houses of the French Assembly rej ed thoamjnl BSaal nil dishing tho Presi lency ; also the amendment providing that, the President be elected by universal suffrage. AecolilMNO to present indications, the Pittsburgh window glass factories will remain closed during September, on ac count of low prices an l limited demand. An almost incredible story is published about the (ireely party while in the Arctic regions. It is stated that life wat sus tained by members of the party feeding on the fl sh of those who died. Thk miners who went to the Fourth pool district in Pennsylvania as missionaries to induce Um men to quit work, gained a number of con verts. There was no vio lence and their camp was a model of so briety. The State Department learns from the ITni'el States Consul at Sierra LaOM that he has been compelled to leave the Consul ate by the prevalence of a severe form of A fi ican fever there, and front which ten of the sixty European residents have died sin e May l . The surgeon in charge at Cape Charles quarantine station, telegraphed the Sur ROOa General of the Marine Hospital Ser vice on the 12 h that he had detained the schooner Taylor, from Porto Hello for Baltimore, with three cases of supposed yellow fevr on board. Infohmation has reached the Marine Hospital Service that there were four ibaths from yellow fever at Mnz-.'la;i, Mexico, during Mav, eight during June, and twenty-f ur during July. IH'RINO the month ot July a total of 3i, S62 immigrants arrived in this country. AT Toronto, Ont., a Salvation Army was mobtiod on the 13th, Thk Ancient O.der of Hibernians met in National Convention at New York on the l.'ttb. I'l'WAunof a million and a quarter dol lars arrived from England In British gold I ars on tho tilth. Ox the Hit the National Association of ex-Cntoii Prisoners of the war met at D troi , Mi b. Violent thunder storms swept over North England and Scotland on the U h. ( hiiura ia said to have appeared in several more towns of Italy. The Irish National League met at Bos ton, Mass., 011 t he 13. h, with upwards of d-lega es in attendance. AT Cheyenne, W. T., seventy-one men employed in the Union Pacific car sb ps struck on the 10th, Forty deaths were roported lrom cholera in two days ended the 13th at Les Omergues, a hamlet in the Depart ment of Basses Alp?s. On the loth the Society of the Army of the Tennessee met at Lake Miunetonka, and were called to order by General S.ierinan. Thk Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel W orkers re-elected the old fllcers on the 13th and adjourned sine die. It is thought that all the pig-iron fur naces will be banked for quite a period in order to restrict the production. Thk Government of Hussia has decided to purchase of the English owner the cele brated picture, "Adoration of the Magi." Price, 12,000. There were twelve deaths from cholera at Marseilles during the twenty-four hours ended at 9 p. m. on the 13th. Number of cases admitted to hospitals so far, 837, of which 243 died. On the 13. h the American Bankers' As sociation assembled at Saratoga. A num ber of able addresses were delivered by well-known financiers. Thk recent war on freight rates between the railroads and packet companies on the Mississippi Is ended, the matter having been patched up at Chicago. Advices from Shanghai state that China will resist the French demands. Mean while the French are equipping troops to go to China, and lh latter Government is strengthening forts along the coast to pre pare for the worst. For the last fiscal year the gross earn ings of the Louisville & Nashville Road were if I4,3ol,'i02; operating expenses (61.48 per cent.), ,23, 782; after deducting other expenses, net profit of the year, $1,085,335. The surplus was ".81, 595. By reason of the trial of two brewers at Iowa City, la., under the prohibition law, a mob on the 13th stripped the Prosecut ing Attorney of his clothing and tarred him in the street. They assaulted a wit ness, and rou;hly handled officers of the law. The crowd was excited and intoxi cated. A citizens' meeting was held to raise a force to quell the riot. Another British regiment, the Fifty sixth, arrived on the 14th at Assouan, Egypt. A serious anti-Jewish outbreak is re ported at Bo'vno in Hussia. The Salvation Army is to be positively prohibited holding meetings in Switzer land. At its meeting at Lake Minnetouka the Army of the Tennessee elected all the present officers for tne ensuing year. Chi cago is the next place of meeting. The British Parliament was prorogued on the 11 h, and the Queen's speech was read by the Lord Chancellor. Dispatches received at Washington from Consul Mason reportcholera decreas ing in the cities of Marseilles and Toulon, but spreading in other localities. At the session of the Irish National Con vention at Boston 011 the 14th the Finan cial Secretary's report showed a consider able balance in the treasury. Speeches were made by prominent delegates and visitor:;, and a series of stirring resolutions adopted. Military and naval movements on the coast of China look warlike. Pirates are also active and are ravasinj thi country. At Les Omerques, France, on the 14th, grave diggers noticed slight movements on t he part of two supposed corpses. By ap plication of friction circulation was re stori d anil tho parties recovered. For the seven mouths ended July 31, 1884, the values of the exports of domestic cat tle, hogs, and of lieef, pork and dairy pro due's from the United States waia jM.BJg, 413; 1883, s67,j82,lC4. Beet' and pork pro ducts for the nine months ended July 3T, I8SI, ffa.WP.tlft; 1-8.3, $77,711), 3!6. Dairy products f r (he threw months ended July U, 1884, $.-),2.")3,!)12; 1883, $0,2(io,:i84. . Thkrk were twenty deaths at Marseilles from cholera during the twenty-four hours ended at t p. in. on the 14th. The increase is due t the intense heat. There were two deaths at Toulon, one at Spezz a, one at Cas elno ava, one at Villa Franca and four at Berceto. In the City of Mex'co a number of ar rests have been made of prominent per sons alleged to b. concerned in a conspi racy to depose President Gonzales, assassi nate General Diaz and make Jose Maria Iglesias President. It-is said they will all be shot. On the llth Governor Murray of Utah telegraphed to the Indian Department that the Uto Indians were on the war-path in (.'(dorado aud Utah, and asked that troops be sent to protect the whites. LATE MEWS ITEMS. En Kinney, one of Cincinnati's oldest bankers, died on the 15th. Da. Maximilian Pertz, professor of the University at Berne, died on the 15th. The Union Pacific strikers at Denver resume 1 work on tho 10 b. The recent heavy tires in Vienna are believed to have been the work of nn archsts. The tireat Falls Cotton Mills at Dover, N. H., have shut down until the first proximo. Thk Gordon relief expedition will push forward to Wady Haifa as speedily as pos sible. Ben Slick, engineer at a mill at Wil liams' Station, Mich., was fatally stabbed on the 15th by a tramp. Caocl, the well-known tanor, is to marry the daughter of a wealthy land owner of England. Rf.v. Dn. John Brown, aged ninety-three an I Tie oldest Episcopal minister in New York State, died at Newburg on the 15 h. J. C. Britltows, of the F 'tirth Michigan I). strict has be mi nominated for re-election to Congress. C tOF prospects in Ontario are much im proved, and there will probably be some thing like an average yield. Numerous deat is have been caused re eea ly astar B . Petersburg, Russia, from blood-poisoning, induced by stings of flies that had como in contact with cattle in fected w ith rinderpest. Kumvnd McCurtain, brother of the present incumbent, has b,en elected Gov ernor of the Choctaw Nation. Sax k, a jockey, was lnstan'ly killed at the Bi ighton B ach races on the 15:h by his horse falling. Iwr.LVK thousand people atten led the demonstration of the Irish National socie ties at Ogden's Grove, Chicago, on the 15th. A serious accident happened to a train on the Cincinnati Short Line on the 15th, but, strange to say, no one was fatally in jured. BnOKMM who went as missionaries to the fourth pool mining district in Penn sylvania induced the men at one camp to come out. 1 1 is reported that the Presidency of the Erie Boad has been tendered to John King, formerly receiver of tho Ohio St Mississippi. The friends of the late William Whist ler, who was a memlHT of the Greely par ty, determined to exhume the remains an l I examine them. Several firemen In Cincinnati were oveicome by heat on the 10th while tight ' ing a conflagration that destroyed nearly $t00,(0 wortli of projterty. MX hundred of ttie delegates to the Irish National (."i nvention at Boston went on an excursion tendered by the Boston City Gvvci uiuent on tbc 15. u. SOUTHERN GLLAMXGS. Tho people of San Antonio, Tex., have guaranteed $175,000 toward the cost of 14') miles of railway to Aransas Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, with the design of creat ing a rival city to Galveston. A cast in plaster of paris has been taken of a monster watermelon recently exhib ited at Carpus Curisti, Tex. The weight of the melon was sixty and one-half pounds. The cast will bu painted like the original and sent to the World's Fair. Tne marl beds of Western Alabama are said to be practically inexhaustible and valuable as fertilizers. The richest depos its are found along the Tombigbee and Al abama Rivers and their tributaries. The management has becu authorized to negotiate with the French (Jovernment for the exhibition of Barlholdi's statins ot Lib erty at the World's Exposition in Now Or leans for a short time before it is fiually set up at Bedloe's Island. In Alabama is a China troo ten feet in circumference. Its top was torn away by a storm; but six feet up the trunk two more trees have taken root and grown up as high as the old tree is. Half way up the trunk of tho original tree a peach tree s'.ands out, and now filled with fruit. Near Freedonia, Tex., a few evenings since, a horrible encounter took place between four desperate men, in which one was shot through the heart, another was fatally stabbed, the third received a deadly wound in the shoulder, and the other was shot in the breast. The Georgians rightfully claim that their State gave tho women of America and of the world the first college. Tiie Wcsleyan Female College, created in in 18,'iS by the Slate of Georgia, adopted by tho Methodist Conference in 18H, en dowel and remodeled in 1882 by George 1. buney, is to-day the monument which marks tho earliest complete recognition of woman's claim. Savannah, Ga., is shipping fresh oysters to the North. A dealer there says: "The oyster is as good and as healthy a food in July and August as in September, December or April, but you must know where to get him. There are extensive beds of oysters 0T1 the South ern coast that have scarcely been touched, and there is no danger of the supply run ning out for many years to com ', if ever." Tom Green County, Tex., which is about the size of Massachusetts, though it has no towns, has an assessed valuation of $5,00 1,600 and a population of 680,400 sheep and cattle. Over a million pounds of Sea Island cot ton was shipped from Lake City, Fia., last year. There were also fifty cars of cotton seed, each car containing 22,5)) pounds, making a total of seed of 1,125,00 pounds. Reports upon the cotton crop from tho Memphis district are favorable. Among other purposes for which the counties of Georgia are pcrmi ted to pro vide by local option legislation is the taxa tion of dogs. Tho law was adopted for Floyd County, and the returns just com pleted by the Tax Receiver show that 2,200 dogs have paid their taxes. David McEvov, a Dallas (Tex.) boy, was shot and probably fatally wounded a few days ago while stealing watermelons. Riotous negroes broke up a party a" Dal las, Tex., a few nights ago, and one of them, a lewd woman, was thrown into the water of Long Lake. A broker at Macon, Ga., advertises for bills of sale for negroes, offering in pay dollar for dollar in Confederate money an I bonds. Prof. Guerin, a pn mincnt educator in Tennessee, was thrown from his horse in Dickson County a few days since and in stantly killed. A recent fire nt Cattlotsbnrg, Ky., caused a loss of $75,00;). Falling walls buried a number of firemen. James M -Keiizie, David Kinner, jr., and John Gra ham, were killed. Robert Miller and Sum uel Kelly were fatally hurt. A few nights ago at Rogers & Ballon tine's railroad camp, on the Wilson Rail road, twenty miles below Harriston, Miss., tw o colored men were shot by one Tuos. Johnson, also colored. One of the men, name unknown, wus mortally wounded, and the other, Charlie MvColloen, a bar ber, was killed. No cause is assigned for the shooting other than that of the reck lessness of the murderer. Mr. Charles Tilden, President of the Bank of L misville, and also President of the Luiisville Board of Managers of the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home, died suddenly a few nights ago from neu ralgia of the stomach, at his residence, near Louisville, Ky. Mr. Tilden was at the bank Saturday and seemed as well as usual. In the afternoon he drove to his home oa the Bardstown road, near tha city, and continued apparently well until a few minutes before 11 p. m. when he was attacked by violent pains, dying before a physician reached him. J. Bruce Halsted, Professor of Higher Mathematics at Princeton, ha? been elected to a similar position in the University of Texas. The Fruit and Vegetable Shippers' As sociation of Madison County, Miss., at a recent meeting resolved to distribute their shipments in 'ho future, thereby avoiding overstocked mai Irets. Upon a full hearing of evidence the association exonerates Chicago merchants of unfair dealing in the past. In a row between colored people at Ster-. ling, Ga., a few days ago, a negro woman, whose favor was in dispute between two suitors, was shot and killed by one of them. Mr. Hnlzendorf, a merchant:, was probably fatally wounded by a flying bul let. He fired at, his supposed adversary, wounding him seriously. A suit for !5,0)0 damages has been brought at icksbtirg, M:ss., by the own ers of the steamer Headlight against the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railroad Company for building their bridge over Roll ing Fork River last season, and there by obstructing navigation, interfering with the business of the boat to that ex tent. Cotton picking has fairly commenced. A few nights ago as the family of Jones Higs were returning from church in a wagon near Mt. Vernon, Montgomery County, Ga., the party was fired upon by David H. Connor. Alice Higgs, a six t en-year-old daughter was killed. C nm r was a rejected suitor of Miss Higgs. The City Council of II ustoii, Tex., has passed tho long-expec ed ant i-gamblin ordinance. This makes the keeper of a e 1 ml 1 ng hou-e liable tor each offense, aim any police officer who knows of a gambling house and neglects to report the same, is liable to a tine of fif y dollars and impris onment tor thirty days. One of the features of the Louisville Ex josition will be a competitive drill. K. A. Linsay, of Arlington, Ti-x., mur dered his step-father, James A. Wrigh', and his step-sister. Miss Fanny Wrigat. a few days ago. No definite canst assigned. The parties are prominent people. About a dozen convicts recently escaped from a plantation directly opposite Vicks burg, Mi--., and lodged themselves in a can-brake a few miles below the city. Repeated raids have lee.11 made by them IU 11 I m lll'lgliu l INq 1.11 ilia, Mm lo-v I lor struck terror into the hearts of the inhabi tants A large party aidel by bloodhouu J was sent out to attempt their caoture. A. TALE OF HORROR. The Oreely Party Said to Have Been Com. pelted to BeaarC to Cannibalism The Living Kating the Flesh of Their Dead Comrades to Su-tiiin 1, fe A Tale of Hor ror tltat Had Better Never Been Told. New York, August 12, The Times this morning says : Written documents now in the possession of the Navy I)eartraent add to the record of miserable suffering already published lu connection with the G eely expedition, shocking stories of inhumanity and can nibalism. All the facts have been in the possession Secretary Chandler for three weeks, but have been closely guarded. For the t-akeot humanity the authoriti s are endeavoring to keep the 11 atter bushed, but the facts will undoubtedly come out. It Will be emember- ed that ill Commander Schley's flrt dis patch to Secretary Chandler concerning the finding of the Greely party he said: "I would earnestly suggest that the bodies now 011 board be placed in mctalic cases here for safer aud better transpor tation iu a sea way. This appears to me imperative." As Mr. Chandler was in West Point the dispatch was answered by Rear Admiral Nichols. lie said: "Us. your owu discretion about the care and transport itlon of the bodies." Sec retary Chandler afterward telegraphed: "Prepare them according to your judg ment." It took some days to prepare the iron caskets, which were all bolted aud riv- ited. It was remarked at the time by experienced officers that this would have hard y been necessary for the preservation of the frozen bodies. They could safely have been brought on m wooden colntis. lhe design was obviously to prevent friends of the dead being given an op portunity to look at their remains. Even the sailors 011 the relief ships, with the except on of a few who assisted in remov ing the bodies, were not allowed to see them. When Commander Sch ey met Secretary Chandler and General Haz 11 at Portsmouth, on the arrival of the f-hips lrom St. Johns' he was much agitated and called lhe gentlemen Into the cabin. Undoubtedly he then communicated to then the facts. The sufferings and privations of the men in their canvas hut during the bitter winter of 18S; have not halt been told. It has been published that after the game gave out in February they lived on seal skins, lichens and shrimps. As a matter oflaei.tiiey were kept alive cm human flesh. When the rescuing part y discovered the survivors one of- them, a German, was wild in his delirium. "Oh," he shrieked, the sailors took hold of him, "Don't let them shoot me as they did poor Henry; must I be kilicd and eaten as po r Hcary was'r Don't Jet them do ltt Don't Don't! ' 1 lie sailors were horrified and reported the words to Com mander Schley. Atter a brief investiga tion he felt satisfied that some of the men who perished had been stripped of their flesh to keep their surviving com rades alive. He instructed two or thrt e gentlemen, among whom was Or. Ames, the Surgeon of the Bear, to make a careful examination and put their conclusions iu writ ng. ibis was done and the reports arc now in 1 he department. Greely was adverse lo having the bodies ol the dead disturbed lie thought i; wise, as they had been buried so loug, to let them remain in their graves. Schley did not agree with him. The bodies were dtig from the graves Most of tne blankets contained nothing but heaps of white bones, many of them picked clean. The remains could be Identified only by marks on the blankets Sch ey discovered that many of the seven teen men said to have perished from starvation had been eaten. It was the last resort. Death stared the hungry men in the face, but their hope of lite would hold out for even a few weeks. The only men who escaped the knife were three or four who died of scurvy The amputated limbs ol men who after ward perished were eagerly devoured, Chas. B. Hei.ry's deatli was particularly tragic. lie w as a young German, with out relatives in this country, and joined Company L., rum cavalry, in Cincin nati. His friends tried to dlsnade him from going, but his spirit of adve ture was ar distal by talcs ol Arctic tx- p.oits, and he determined to go. Drives to despair by hunger Henry tried to steal a little more than Ids share of rations He was found out and shot. In the ofli cial report the death is set down as bav ing occurred June G. When the body was found his hands and face, though shrunken were intact, but nearly every where else the skin had taeti stripped and the flesh picked from the bones. Even his heart and luegs were eaten One rib was shattered by a bad, and to another fragments of cad were attached. A bu. ct hole w is in the s .in. The body was iu this condition when it was 111 terred in I v press Hill Cemetery last Saturday. The letter his friend Mr. Robert S. Obi rfeider, of Sidney, Neb., is daily looking for will probably never come to light. The stirv.v.irs were loth to talk of the horrible experience they had passed through, but after promises of secrecy th ir evidence was taken in writ ing. Greely said be wished the men had been rescued by the army Instead of the navy. Of cour.se it was impossible to keep the actual state of affairs from the, crew, but absolute silence was imposed upon them. The officers were i,ot al lowed to talk of what tad occurred In their prcscucc. One man who openly spoke in the 111. ss room about the inhumanity of us'u.g fragments of human flesh as baft for shrimps was severely reprimanded. Not a word of the facts was given to anybody until Schley made his ieport. A reporter qesstlaaed a few efjksrM on the relief ships at the navy yard last evening. Some of them asserted fl itly that the bodies were not mutilated when found and scouted cannibalism. others admitted that tbc bodies were shocking 10 look upon, but attributed it to the storm a d ice. The remains were Wrapped in clothes as soon as po-sibl,c and hi me of the party did not see them at all. Schley declined to have anything to say about the bodies, more than iu liii official dispatch. A Recreant Official. Ann'ti.v, N. Y ., A tin t 12. A keeper In the asylum for Insan? irimiuals named Hall last night assiste I one Fitzpatrick, originally sentenced from New York to Sing Sing prison, to escape. No trace of them has been found. Fitzpatnck's lunacy is of a homi cida nature, and he is a dang' Toys man to be at large. The escape seems to have been put up by Fltzpati ick's friends, as Had, who was a new keeper appointed solclv under the civil service rules was personally unknown and unrecommended 1.0 .upeiintendi nt McDonald. A V - - Deed. Poktla.no, Ore , Aiurimt 12. Janies Hawkius, an old resident of Uwaeo, in Washington beeu acting strangely so: believed to be demented, came very violent aud at Territory, had M 1 1 idc, and was Sunday he e empted to mur- der the family, which consists of his wile and six small chi.dreu. They fled to the woods near the bouse hotly pursaed by the furious maniac. All managed to es cape and hide in the dense brush. Haw kins abandoned the pursuit and returned to the bouse. N ighbors, heariug the re. port of a gun, broke open the door and found Hawkius lying dead on tho flor, with a buhet through his brain. HENRY WAS SHOT. Lieutenant Greely States Tltat Charles B. Heury w.oj Sttot, After Repented Warn iii.'s, for Stealing R ttions He Denlei (knowledge of Any Restiri to Canuib ilisto, B iston, Mass., August B. A special from Portsmouth, N. H., says: Colonel Kent obtained an inter view with Lieutenant Greely, who ad mits that Henry Uia a military execu tion on June G. As early as March it was suspected that Henry was stealing the limited food which was apportioned out to the survivors, and this fact being finally and positively ascertained Lieuten ant Greely had thereafter hard work to protect the man's life. It be came necessary in order to keep up discipline to inform Henry that ho would be sh it If the practice continued, and that a similar fate wou d be meted out to a iy other member of the party detected In a like crime. I Henry bad been per mitted to continue his steal bigs un molested the balance of the party would have surely starved to death, aud Henry alone survived. After and in spite of these warnings, Henry was again detected in stea ing provis ions, the lood takcu Dcing two pou ids 01 bacon, and the eating of so much made him sick. A search was then Instituted when it was found that Henry had among otaer articles stolen and secreted a pall or seilskin boots which had belonged to a huuter of the party. Lieutenant Greely was therefore, forced in order to main tain mi.itary, discipline aud protect ihe lives of his other comrades, to issue a written order that Henry be shot, which order was carried Into t fleet June (till. As to the alleged can- nibalism Lieutenant Greely says if there was anything of the kind it must have been an individual act ami not gen eral. Nothing of the kind came under his observation. Sergeant Bratuer J, who is in the hospital at the Navy Yard, confirms Greely's statement. .More thati a week ago Lieutenant (ireely forwarded to the Secretary of War a detailed report of the II nry execution. Upon proper representations to Secretary Chaudler a court of inquiry will undoubtedly be or dered. Washington, D. C, Aujrust 11. Many persons here who yesterday de nounced the report as outrageous and improbable, alter reading Lieutenant Greely's admission that Private llcurv was - hot, and his doiibtlul denial of can nibalism among the party, arc inclined to credit the horrible story . Efforts are be ing made to persuade the widow of Sergeant Cross, one of the Greely party victims, who was buried h re last Sun day, to allow the iron casket inc.osiug his remains to be opened. A COWAKo"lA'ASSASSIN. tincked Up by a Party of Frtoada, He Slioots so Unioipacttoc Old Man ami H a IL.y. LANC kSTatt, S. C, A UNTUSt 11, For some time a feud has existed between the families of John Bowers and 1$. F. Welsh. Bowers and his sou George drove to Lancaster yest t day, and the friends of the parties anti i; ated a row. All day Bowers remained in Lancaster, but there were no signs of trouble. fn the afternoon he with his son started to drive houe. About. this time the Welsh boys disap peared from town. Bowers and Ids son were passing the Episcopal Church when he trace got loose and the elder Bower stopped to tlx it. As he was doing so B. F. We sh st pp. d from behind the church with a double barreled shotgun in his hand Behind the church was a party of Welsh's friends, who remained in readiness to help him. Welsh fired at the old man; the charge struck Bower's h tt-brnu and carried part of it away, and th s old man fell forward. Welsh then fired the sec ond barrel at young Bowers, the charge taking effect in the side ot his face and severing a large artery. The shot-gun bit ing empty, Welsh drew a pistol and tired at the young man again, the bullet entering young Bowers' groin. The team in the meantime had b come frightened and dashed off, befog stopped some distance down the road by a colored man. Welsh, supposing he had killed both men, at once fled. S veral of the men Who were in ambush with Wc.sh have been placed under arrest. Young Bowers caunot recover. KhcK ESTS AjT INVESTIGATION. Cousin of Henry Bock Send nil Open Letter to Secretary Chandler. Chicaoo, Ira,., Augrus 14. The recital of the death of Henry, one of the Greely expedition, by o.ie of the survivors, has caused 11 1am Helms, a cousin of the deceased, and a n sideul of this city, to request of Secretary Chand ler an official investigation Into the cir cumstances of his death. The real name ot the deceased was Henry Bock. He was born In Hanover, Germany, where his mother aud brother now reside. He also has a sistT living In Lincoln, Neb. Henry, or B ck, enlisted in the Fifth United States Cavalry at Cincinnati, under the lormer name, and when the Greely expedition was formed he offered his services. Nothing was heard lrom him by his relatives until the horrible de tails of his death were published in the papers. Mr. Helm's letter to Secretary Chand ler is as (oilows : Chicaoo, III., Antu t 12. To the Seeretnry nfttie Nnri, H'inifm: Silt As one of the near male relatives ol the late private Charles it. Henry, or the Oreo ly Aret e expedition, I hereby iq te t anoltl tial In tuet taxation into the elreum tan eea of his death, and the estate in which his remain were ret eived for intenn MM I can no bring myeell to imagine ttmi h w as kflled and eaten by his omrades, asabcKcd in th n rwpsp -rs; but as the assertion is wo conlidcu' iy 111 ido. it behooves Ixtth yourself, oa liehalf of the honor of the United Hrat service, and my self, a a near rclatL e of diKJcuBed, to est the matter at rest. I make this an Opea letter. 8 imultancouslv with mailing it to you, 1 give it to the press bam for publication. 1 have the honor to be, your obetMant ser vant, William Helms. , . - - Army of the Tennessee at Miunetonka. MlXSlTONK.t, Mis.v., August U. To-day the members of the Army of the Tennessee spent two hours stro ilng along the lake front, alter which they at tended a business meeting ot the socitty. General Sherman presided, and Colonel L. M. Dayton, of Cincinnati, acted as Secretary. This afternoon the members take the steamer Belle for an excur-dou around the lake, Including a lunch at Punt Hotel. General preparations have been made for a gram! banquet to-inoN row night. The hah has been elaborately decorated. A .! Move. Washisoton. D. C. Au-'USt 14. In connection with Cie Farmers' Bulle tin, published jointly by the War and Post office Departments, It was yestt-rday de . ld ed to exhibit a cold wave flag from each Post-office In the United Slates when a cold wave Is approaching The flag will he of white with a black square in ta center, and will be displayed from a prominent place in I'ost-otllces. The news of the approaching cold wave wi l be teiegrapbed by lhe War Department to ail Post-offices on telegraph lines, and these offices will communicate th new to interior Post-offices. It is thought the news will be of benefit to farmer. 'TIS TOO TRUE. An Examination of the Remains of TAen tenant KiKlingbury Establishes the Karl of the Terrible Straits to Which the Greely Party were Reduced The I-iviug Owe Their Lives to the Bead. Rochester, N. Y., August Ilk. The disinterment of Lieutenant Kis.ing Oury's body, of Arctic fame, from Us grave in Mount Hope Cemetery was made here yesterdav with the consent and in the presence of W. and John P. Kislingbury, brothers of the deceased. The disclosures resulting from a subse autopsy are of ihe most revolting char acter. Lieutenant Kislingbury's rela tions had become filled with horrible doubt- on reading the sensatioual stories recently published regarding cannibal ism among the starving members of the Greely expedition, and they dete mined to learu the truth by exhuming the re mains and havitig them examined by com petent physicians. Doctors Charles Buckley and F. A. Mandeville yesterday afternoon made public their sworn state ment as to the post mortem examination, which was witnessed by eight persons. The massive iron casket was first re moved as unearthed to the cemetery chapel, where the fllty-two iron bolts which secured the cover were un screwed. Au unusual circumstance was the absence of foul gas in the colli. 1, proving that no decomposition had set in. The mass of snowy cott n waste was then removed from the lower por tion of the dead mau's body. The risdit limb was missing from its socket, and was found to be fastened under the left one. When the enshrouded form had been lifted lrom its receptac e, two large spots of blood were seen where the body had rested, but they were , renounced a common occurrence at burials. The body was packed iu cot ton balling and wrapped iu cotton cloth tied with strings. Within this covering was another, consisting of a single wool cu blank t No wounds were visible on the head, although the eyes were sunken and wasted. The. hair was thick and lrom nve to sis inches long, the face be ing co Vi red with a heavy reddish beard and mustache. The skiu and muse es ol the face aud neck were intact, but from tho upper portion of the sternum and clavicle to ihe llah rib the skin and muscles had be. 11 removed 011 both sides. The skin and flesh were en tire V removed lrom both thighs ami legs excepting the skiu upon the kne and ankle poi its. Both feet were intact, and no bones had been broken. Iheie was no vestige of integument or flesh upon e ther arm, the Interosseus membrane of the right lorearm atone remaining. Ficsb and muscles on both hands were found well preserved. The examination of the posterior portion of the body showed that the skiu and muscles of the Lttck had been cut completely away down to the bones with the excep tion of a lew puces of skin. The pelvic bones were entirely denuded, and a 1 the extremities were attached to the body by ligaments only. All ihe organs of the aiul imlnal ami thoracic cavity were pres ent, and there wcru 110 signs of recent iiitlnnmation in the stomach or bowels. Hardened lumps of fecal matter dis ten ed the large intestines, composed of hair moss and woody fibre. It is the opinion of Doctors Buckley and" Mandeville that the flesh had been cut away with ft sharp instru ment, and that remaining of the feet, hands and face showed no signs of de cay. The remains were tufty identified as those of Lieutenant Kislinghtiry. 11LAINK AT BAY. Th Cli.-n'Bcs Auuiiist Jamflt ;. I!Iiiii!C A'itc-.Nuinal Moral Conduct !Iet hy Suit, lor Libel Auainst (he 1 nil ia 11 a it Is Sentinel Kxcltnaent Over tb Matter at tba Indian 1 Capital. IWM i MamSifSt. Ink., August 14. On the 8lh iust., the Indiauapoiis Sen tinel contained an editorial, cha glun that James (i. Ululne seduced h'.s wile before marriage, and then o:,ly ma ricd her at the muzzle of a shot-gun. Tuis paper was forwarded to Maine's Secretary, and this morning the following was received. IIak Haiuioii, Ms., Aujrust 11. To Of Eililiirof the fndfctnap li Time: I have thl 1 moment received the atro-'ioiis lihcloftbc I ndiananolis tif-nUnet. 'lhe at try IB utt rly mid iili.nnliiaoiy lulse 111 -v ay st no iiicnl sod in every nniiiic 1 1011. rou Ian ,er I do not sto t. Botl c, tun th s tor iiaa Is the honor of my wiio and my al . -dl-ch 11- area. I desire you, wi hnu an hour's delay, to em no. a i-r.uior mtor icy a no Iiavc t he r simhi- siiiio punusce s 01 the Sen'iiiW sued fer I h I lii I lie I line 1 i ii ( a ills r ci 1 ouri 01 11 i.hii 1. It is my only r -me ly a id 1 a n mil- 1 that 11011 oral 1 Hem onus alike with honorable Hepub licana will ins ify me m rte on linpr the honor at my ratal y, it i.e 1 be, witu my lite. ISiicnodj J Alias G. Hi.vink. fyfrf a n affHJtS, Im.. August IS Hiilloway at once placed the case In the hands o: Senator II n liar ison, ami suit will lie commeuccd iuimediaU! y. Nothing Since the death of Gar flcid has created so much excite ment as the request of James (J. H.uiiic t j Mr. Ho.lovvay to commence suit for libel airamst tliu Indiauapoiis ,Senlinel. Senator Harrison fl.ed the comp aiut lute yesterday afternoon, demanding 50,0u0 damages), and notice will be served on Mr. Shoemaker, of tha Sentinel, today. The It publicans uphold .Mr. II aiue's prompt and manly action, anil say that the case must be tried at an early day, before the fall election. Mr. Shoemaker, it Is said, will begin a vigorous llihtou Mr. Blaine, and will to-day publish all the Mulligan loiters, and Will attempt to e Icit the sympathy of the Democratic party in his fight, but leading Democrats her.: decant that the Democratic c miniltees will keep out ol the row. It is expected that Mr. IJ'ainc will visit the c.ty wh u the case is tried. Horribly M-insled. JlorsTo.v, Tkx., August 15. fast II I Wl UK a fiei;sht train rau into a hand-car containing John Cray, section foreman, his wife and two little eins and three section men. They all jumped from band-car except Mrs. Cray and her two the little tiirls, aged f nr and seven. Mrs. Grav was badly oruised and the entire- train passed over the children, cutt ng off both legs of the der MM Otje leg ol the other. They will no recover. Illinois I-aimers IMKcoor.-iged. Suki.iiy vii.i.k. III.. Auitut li. Prospects tor a good corn crop in thii section of the State are by no means flattering. Though about the usual acreage was planted, and a fair stanu obtained in most cases, the recent cold .wave has greatly delayed its growth. Added to this Is the dry weather, whi l has already done so mucti to retard it that farmers are apprehensive that tiniest ruin comes soon the corn wi I suffer at; irreparable Iniury. Should this crop prove a failure as did the wheat, agricul turists will be greatly dis our .ged. m . War Hcwi from CHlu. Loximih, Aujrust II A dispatch from Foo Chow says: "Tht Chinese authorities have announced a re . - a French transport ant) v j v aw j . one Ironclad have d parted lor Hong Kong. The Black Fiags Ir m Laoki, and it is rumored the LOiuese irvopai mimv, . ,,..r.-hin so thwart! on Tiivmicwan. an Isolated post sixty miles north of Hung Hoa. Tonquiuese pirates Infest the West ltiver, ravaging the country north f Hal i'hmg. It 1 rumored that a French garrison wj massacred while en rmlo for Lang Son. Sickness among th. French troop Is Increasing." FACTS AND FIGURES. The wooded hinds of Mississippi comprise 20,000,000 acres. A farmer from Clay County, Mis- . . . SAM I T sisBippi, has 100 acres piauieu in pep permint. The sard ne-packinr business 011 the coast of Maiue is ceasing lo bo prolitable. lioston Herald. Arizona produced more than 17, 000,( 0 ) pounds of copper last year, and will probably produce about Sf6,000,000 pounds this year. Holyokc, Mass., "the paper city," urns out. 177 tons of paper da ly. As good paper is now niaiio there as in any part of the world. Ciicage Herahl. The United Mates now makes one tifth of the iron and one-fomtb el lhe steel of the world, and it furnishes one half of the gold and one-half of the sil ver of the world's supply. N. T. Times. The mahogany trade of Boston has increased wonderfully in tho Itvst throe years. The total amount handled by wholesale merchants in 1880 is estimated at less than 1,00 , 000 feet, while in 1889 over 4,0(10,000 feet was dealt iu. Jios ton Journal. There is not a wax-match fa tory in the States. All those that reused are imported from England, France or Italy. An English company is the old est match-factory in the world, having been started more than fifty years ago. Now they make onlv "wax vestas," and employ 240 hands at this alone. Chicago Journal. The subjoined figures are given bv a Parte journal as showing tho money spent since 1877 in the purchase of pictures from tho Salon by American dealers. They are said to have been received at the United States Legation: In 1887, 11701,000; 1878, 630,0 10; 187 ', $1,051,000; 1880. 1,;V.)2,000; 1891, fl, 668,000; 1882, $1,997,000; 1883, 1, 754,000. J. J. Rose has sold his estate, prob ably lhe Inert in California, for 97 o, 000. The plantation is known as Sunnv Slope, near Hasadena, and it contains more than 9,000 acres of well-watered land. The orMe Crop was sold on the trees by Mr. K'osc this year for -Id, not', and the vintage last year from 1, OKI acres of vines was 1,800 tons of grapes. San Francisco Chronicle The following singular calculation of the number of slitches In a plain shirt has been made by a seamstress iu Leicester: Stitching the collar, four rows, 8,000; sewing the ends, .000; but ton holes and serf ing on buttons, IftO; sowing the collar and gathering tho neck. 1,204; stitching the wristbands, 1.228; sewinr the ends, 68; button holes. 118; hemming the slits, 264; gathering the sleeves, 810; setting on wristbands, 1,468; Stitching on shoulder strati , three rows eeen, I.88O5 hemming the bosom, 998; sewing the sleeves, 'J. oil; sotting iu sleeves and gusset-1. 8,0.50; tapping the sleeves, 1,626; sewing tho seams, 8 US; sotting side gussets in, 4''4; hemming the bosom. 1,104; total num ber of stitches, 20,649, WIT AND WISDOM. "The greatest pleasure Wealth can afford i- that of doing good." Alas! some wcaitnv people nave out very little pleasure, after all. Botlon Budget. There are many and various ways of becoming a man of mark; but tho easiod, and most effectual way is to lean up against some newly painted railings. Cueao 1 r w line. "We expect," says the Pittsburgh Telegraph, " the recording angel to take cognizance of the nickel we give a blind man, and lorget all about the ten dol lars we give on a spree.'" - " There, now," exclaimed Mrs. Popin :iv, its a tray of dishes went crashing to the ROOT while the waller was trying to put Popin ay's quarter into his pocket. " That is what comes of tipping tho waiter!" Chicago Jour nal. --'How is business?" Inquired a gen tleman of a acts 4ors-g tinder on the street. "Flourishing, sir, never b Iter. have more than I can do. It's my dull season, you know." And he con tinued to grind away industriously. Ar. K. Sun. WTien strangers met Sydney Srnilh at table they were usually prepared t look upon anything lie said as a good thing, and be himself relates thai tit a dinner-party he could not ask for a po tato without the lady opposite putting up her handkerchief to her lien and saying! '0, Mr. Smith, how can you be so eoniiciilr -Mrs. 1 lemming asked Matilda, the bouse servant, a few nights ago: "What dreadful scratching is that 01 t. in tlx; kit hen? It must be tint d r trying to get in. I never heard anything liko it in my life. "Dal 1 no dog serateliin1 de Joali. Dut's d cook writls a lab letter to her honey- suckle who works down in the Austin ice factory. " - - Texas Sifting. --" I understand that you nre going to Chicago to day," said Noodles to a young lady eeqoaintauce. " Yin," m! o replied, " I depart at A:'M) p. m." "Would you permit me to escort you to the train r' eagerly naked the tooth " Keally," said the blushing in ms, "it would not be right for you to go to so much trouble. "Oh, indeed," stud Noodles, courtesying profoundly. " it would give me the greatest pleasure to s o you off." Then he fell like going behind the house and kicking himself very, very hard. Scissor. They were in the moonlight, and the solemn witchery of the hour had touched him. but hadn't quite reached her. ' My dear M ss Annie," he gurgled, "(lo you know that 1 love yon better than anything else in the world?" " You have told Me WO, Mr. Softhead, she answered in a tone of doubt. "And do you believe nn- ' "Well. I suppose I'll have to. They say. roh know, that children and fools tell the truth, and vu am no child, Mr. Softhead " A cloud passed over the moon, ai.d the young man escaped in the darkness. Men hui A Stingy llouian. The intuition and tint malignity of woman are two things that pass ail understanding Mr-. Footer and Mrs. ( allanan are two Austin ladies that do not love ea:ii other. A mutual friend called on Mrs. Foster, and during the conversation the visitor remarked: "Mr, ( allanan has had her front, teeth tilled." 'Did she have them tilled entirely'" "Oh, yes: but wiiy do you ask?" For no particular reason, except that she is so close I supposed that she would only have them partly tilled. She must have been in an extravagant mood. W hat did she have her teeth filled with?" "With gold, of course." "Humph! I ll bet they are only plated." Texas SiU'j.