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CURRENT TOPICS. The rl'iini; rnm-hmi'ti bnvo tnlon n rest. A whitk rni'iMnii hns lrin rit ur'"I in AYiNNKi'Kii lius I'.nr rxt il n;; I'Vct ion.i iu DocpihImm. Joiknai.ists iu lii'liti nro excuse. I from jury duty. Toys tlmfc make postures; will be iu style 1 1 is w inter. Dakota bitirs of nu ear of orn kidding 1,742 grains. Hon ohob'rn lias ayH and in tlienorthern t'art of Illinois. I't iu.isiiKRs say childrrii's tt.ok tako the lead tliis fall. A foiittnk t'lb-r in Ciiu-innnli rlninis to make .'-"0 a week. Rhode 1st. an!) is now t!i only State nvith two rnpil :ils. Ax K-iii.-di n'-tnr nanifd Chimney is Paid not to draw well. Thk Chinas" have a lare theater in L09 An'flos, ( 'al. - Mr. (Ji.AnsroN!: is fund uf i:vr ol,';;s I. raten up in .-sherry . Wisconsin ha fully n th.iu.vind crmm rries ami rheescrics. C'iii:f .h'sru K Waits li;;s nrver misd n session i)f bis cmirf. A S!'IKtist saystbat i' i- al--r, r.nd not food, that nrik'-s people Vat. Tiitc fruit ') of th- cKmtry is osti-luatt-d t be worth I tntni,-),nn,. TMi. Stoj:cki:ii, tli" eiirt pr'ji.'hrrt of JWlin, lias he. mi Hectd to the Ken hst;i. Yfimp T wants t !m t n';b:iry surplus divided anion:; the Mab'S f.ir M'h'iul pur jioses, f-iHi.s of a niari-ia "ablo nf.r a rift worth fist ecu dollars ap'.rco in Japan, with few takers. A M Mtu;n of (liT'inu v.''::y nfl: -rrs liave been I'tmujj--,! hy lhu:a to la.k. con trol of the army. Amkuu an youii hi li-s who hnv boon iibroad nert tliat it is drtadlully Lard to "find an honest count. Thk late Puke i Hrunwick was n suitor (fortlie hand of Queen Victoria, but Prince Albert "cut bini out.' Ir is estouati'il tliat sixtv-five thousand (pounds of pa"-r w.-re u-M-d to print the bal lots u-ed at the late election, II a HUt in, the l,hoy nrvlior,'' celebrated Ms ftrty -third birthday a few days ao 21e is now almost a voting man. Miss M. K. liKAimoN, the prolific English tf-tory-writt-r, is known in private life na Mrs. Maxwell, and owns up lo fifty-six years. The income of Henr-o Alf:"d Ton-."nd, ''Cath," from his a related m-upap-T vork is tlioii-lit not to tall UUw .", Mi a year. THE sewing-machine trade is so dull that one company, doin buituiss at Elmibeth jiort, N. J., has discharged nearly all of its employes. Mil. Watt, of Connecticut, will be the oldest member of The next National House f Representatives. He lacks four years of fourscore. Sir Erasmus "Wilson, an eminent Eng lish physician who died recent ly,bepueatQ l,in,0K) to the Royal College of ISur eons, Lomlon. A $75,V0 Iu oii K.iTEn girl has eloped with a 7."-cents man. I'resenlly some heiress up that way will be going off with a mail with trade dollar. The telephone has been introduced in INew Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, Borneo and Formoso. In Borneo the natives call it the "bell talker." Gen. Fremont administered an oath to liis men, when famine-stricken on the Clreat American Desert, to die rather than to commit cannibalism. Qteen Victoria has had the sacr.-'d fln Idessed by the Muhdi anil presented to her relegated to th attic, because it was so dirty nnd smelled so badly. Confident npplifnnts are making their laims known to (Jovernor Cleveland for Jiositions ns postmasters and postmistresses. About a third are from women. The great extra sales of newspapers in the United States in the last few weeks is n evidence that there ore thousands of "persona who read only when they are ex cited. A Meadville (Pa.) pirl b"t fifty kisses against a winter wrap that Blaine would rarry New York. It is needless to remark that the other party to the bet is a gontle nan. Toronto is now lit by electricity. The lights are suspended from curved arrange ments that project over the side walks and leave the light a little higher than the gag lamps used to be. ' The National Board of Health calls at tention of the Governors of every State in the Union to the danger from cholera, and .asks active co-operation to prevent the spread of the disease. One-third of the newspapers published In Italy bear the titl of "( razett',M the name having been handed down from b"70, when the first gossipy little sheet saw day Tight at Venice, and wad sold for n small coin, guzetta. May Wilkerson. who lived most of her life at Newark, N. J., was buried a few days ago. She was lorn dumb, and never uttpr d a sound until the dav before she died. Then she betran to laugh, and laughed con tinually until death stopped her. A Virginia policeman, though eating heartily, grew weaker and thinner. Then Tie threw up a lizard and got well. Po licemen who wake up and go to th mid siight restaurant can not be too careful to See that there are no lizards iu tho oysters. General Harney, the renowned Indian fighter, who hitvly married in St. Louis, is ighty-four years old, the senior officer of the artnv in regard to ii-.'e. His helpmeet is aged sixty-three, and a .sifter of his first -wife. Khanoa RiNr.rr, a blind student of St. Ftepheri's College, Delhi, is a prodigy. He ran not read or write, hut possesses such a strange memory as to be able to repeat all Lis text Uoks, English, Persian or Urdu, y rote, and to work out sums in arithrnetio Vith remarkable rapidity. Baros Ai.exantfti Von Stikgletz, the famous banker of Kunia, died n few days mgo, leaving a fortune of ueurl y ,T.", 'Hh). Miss Nancy Gori.n, of Portland, Me., who provided in her will that in case of her tleaih property amounting to aUait V','"'0 tdiould go to the Government to us: ist in canceling theoutstanding indebtedness, has fulfilled h.-r part of the contract by expir ing, and the Government will attend to the rest. How t-he average Russian woman must rejoice that her husband is unable to se cure a newspaper in which to bury his face it the breakfast tabb) instead of devoting liis attention to her. Hussia, with a popu lation of loox o,oo0, has but TTH newspa pers and periodicals, while the Cu'.ted frtuteg with ill i)7tlAKj,0x) inhabitant naJ II, 11;. - BAD AS CHOLERA. Scarcity of Water Causes an Unknown Malady to Appear. Frightful Ravages Among the People of South-West Virginia. Cll UU.KSTPN, W. Va., November ?n Information from Perry ille, McDowell County, thi'i St ate, near the Virginia lxrder, gives a frightful account of the so-called cholera in the extreme south-western count.es of Virginia and adjoining terri tory in Kentucky. Making evAry allow ance for exaggeration, the loss of life has nlready feneii appalling, while the condi tion of the survivors is terrible in the ex treme. No rain has fallen iu the Cum berland Mountains, in which the infected district is situated, for four mont hs, the drought entailing not only an almost total failure of crops, but cutting ofT the sup ply of water over a wide area. Ditllculty was experienced in obtaining water for stork, in some of these localities, asjearly in the year as the middle of August, but no actual suffering among the in habitants occurred until toward the nl of Sept"inber, when ordinary sources of supply bavin:; for the mosT part failed, the mountaineers were compelled, in order To sustain lib to ob tain water from what were known as 'poison'' or miiH-ral springs in the moun tains, or ti'om the stnail amount r'inainintr 111 the deep holes in the beiN of the creeks. A persiM.-lit use of this water soon developed n peculiar disease, a5 dead ly ns Asiatic cholera in its nature, w hich has ever since raged with terrible fatalitv over half a doyen counties in the two States of irinia ami Kent ncky, t he lo.-s of liie thus la r h'-ing va Hourly -sti-matfd at irom four hundred to eight hun dred. Anion.' children and adults well up in years t be mortality has been greatet, but 110 rlas has been exempt. In a number of iuM ancs, especia 11 v along the lorks of McLean's Creek, a tributary of tlie I it g Sa nd y , n nd in the v alley of I'm, veil's Liver, emptying into the Tennessee, entire families have perished, while in numerous other ruses hut one or t wo members of a household sur vive, pew recover from the disorder, from sixtv to eighty per rent, of thoe jit tacl.ed dviriL'. This is being accounted for by liie fart that pure water i still unob tainable, and proper food and medical at tendance can not .r had. The drying up the streams has necessitated the stop page of numerous small grist mills nlong- the mountain valleys, and the population for the most part appeal's to be in most abject want and misery. The locality is almost inaccessible to the out -ido w 01 Id. t here being 110 rail road w ithin one hundred miles, and the ob taining of reliable news is very difbcult, but if even half of what is alleged be True the calamity is one of the most si r ions nature, nnd calls for prompt action by the authorities and public. Fourth Auditor's Report. "Washington, November 'J'. The annual report of the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury says that the growing evil in ex penditure of money by the Navy Depart ment has b'"-n increasing. The disregard by some bureaus of the law requiring ad vertisements and contracts for purchases made, recently discovered fraud ulent practices in the Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, were greatly facili tated by per si stent determinat ion of the late Surgeon Ceneral tit nominally make all purchases himself, while it was practi cally impossible for him to personally su pervise the transactions talcing place scores of hundreds of miles from the seat of the Government. During the fis cal year l.svl, suppl ies were purchased amounting to Jsi.i.J.N.'i;!, of which only i.N'vJ.'iiJ w ere bought upon advertisement and contract. Three bureaus wholly neg lected the law requiring advertising, ami another, the one making the largest purchases of all, only advertised and contracted for one per cent, of the goods and materials bought. About ijd,fnin,unn open and exempt purchases were made of six individuals of firms, one dealer going over SiKi,o(mi. Under the act pertaining to materials for boilers, hundreds of thou sands of dollars' worth have been bought practically w ith no competition nt all. Over bo Krf) were paid during the year as commissions to Seligman Bros., of Lomlon, and nearly .7,'Nnt in interest, the former, in the opinion of the Auditor, being twice ns much as it ought to be, and the latter wholly unnecessary. Thereport says: "The recently discovered frauds iu the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery wero mostly committed upon the continuous hos pital fund, whose large unexpended bal ance has furnished a temptation not exist ing in the case of the annual appropria tions made by Congress." A HOTEL BURNED. Two Servant Girls Jump From the Fourth Story—One Fatally Injured. Haverhill, Mass., November 'JO. The Pricket t Building, comprising several stores in the basement, the Craightou House, Mrs. Clark, proprietress, and sev eral boarding-houses in rooms above, bnrned this morning. The fire originated in the hotel, and quickly spread to the roof and four stories above. The hotel had twenty-nino in mates, who luirely escaped with their lives. Heveral tied their bedclothes together nnd came down on the outside of the building by thee means. One man was badly cut by sliding down a telephone wire. A baby was tied up in a sheet and thrown to the firemen. Katie (lilmartin and Josie Brana ham jumped fnn the fourth story window. The (iilmartin girl received fatal injuries, and the other girl was seriously hurt. A Railroad Sold. riTTSHfur., Da., November 20. Tho franchises of property, rights of way, branch tracks and all attachments of the iMttsburg Southern Railroad were sold this morning at Sherili 's sale to Thomas M. King, representing th Baltimore Ohio Bailrnad, for S-.'A'nm!. The lino runs from i'lttshurg to Washington, Da., th distance being thirty-two miles. It has been in debt, the amount exceeding a million dollars, for some time, and was un able to pay th interest on its indented -ness. The Baltimore anil Ohio was tho largest creditor, and has had virtual con trol of the road nearly a year. The European Plague. Faius, November J. From midnight to ti o'clock last evening fourteen deaths from cholera have occurred. Advices from Ornn, Algeria, stato that nine deaths from cholera occurred there yesterday. The papers here publish an appeal for aid from Imlish and American residents of i'uris in behalf of their cholera-stricken fellow countrymen, copies of which have been j-ent to newspapers iu Kngland and the L'uited States. Forest Fires in Virginia. Dfters hi-H'i, Va., November I'.K Forest fires are burning in (ireenville County, iu tho neighliorhood of Hicksford, this State. Considerable quantities of timber are de stroyed, and some few houses with a large amount of fencing, in consequence of the protracted drought, grass ami under- row tii has becomu dry. Tho least bpark will ignite it. Suit Dismissed. New York, November -J0. The suit brought by the executors of the estate of the late (i aaway B. Lamar against the Secretary of the Treasury, to recover 1 lo, h M) for cotton taken during the war, was dismissed by Judge Shipiuan. in th. F. S. District Court, on the ground lhat plaiutiils had lulled to make out cause of action. The Cholera in France. Paris, November lit. From midnight to ix tliis evening there were four death from cholera in the city and ten in tho hos pitals. nie deaths to-duy lire reported nt Oranand two at Nanten. One death from Cholera itt Yport to-day and one ut bui Uy. A MAD FREAK. An Insane Mother Jumps From a Moving Train With Her Offspring. Mom:iu,Y, Mo., November I!.- An insane woman named Neweomh jumped from cannon-ball train bound for Kansas last night at n point, somewhere between Moherly nnd Brunswick. She bad t babies under her arms w hen the dreadful leap was made, nnd, very sing ulnrly, neit her of tli cm was seriously hurt. The mother w as found in a conjatose condi turn, nit hough not fatally Injured, with the two urchins toddling nround her lifeless form. W hen consciousness w restored Mrs. Neweomh related n sad tab of a life wrecked by an inhuman husband. In lssO this woman was a ISI iss M aggie Fer reil, nnd resided witli her father, a wealthy gent leman of Leavenworth, Kansas. Mag gie was the pet of the family. In 1nh fellow named Neweomh went to Don ven wort h nnd commenced cpernt tons ns a music -teacher. M ag gm was a scholar, and, alter persistent wooing, loved and married the young man. Her father objected To the wedding, nnd thev eloped. Th parental blessing they had ex pec ted was not fort h counter, nnd the young couple were cast out w ithont single dollar. They went to Mississippi, but business in the muic line was found poor, anil Newcotnb endeavored to drown his sorrows in the llowing bowl. went Irom bail to worse, nnd wile from excessive trouble became a ma niac. She resolved to return home, and sent for money for the purpose; hut when w ithin one hundred miles of her destina tion nnd w bile brooding over her troubles she threw hers. It in-m the train, prefer ring death to returning to the home she had left. IbT ed'urt was u iimh'ivss ! vd, how ever, and she is now in kind hands. When recovered sulMciently her lather will take her home. The American Navy. 'Washington, No ember P'. Admiral Fort' r, in his animal report, says that the corn ari son of expenditures in foreign navies with our own, will go far to put stop to the cry that wasteful extravagance has been shown in the administration its financial affairs, ami will show necessity of our doing something tow ards building n navy if we want to keep pace with the spirit of the age and hold ourselves ready to maintain tin respect of foreign Nat 10ns. .Aduii in I J 'ort.T su bmil s what thinks the Doverntuent ought to do iu tho next two years. First Complete the un tinihed monitors nnd arm thent with heavy rilled guns, making th m rams as far the models w ill permit. Second Appro priate money for 11 1) vessels t hat were proposed to Congress last winter. Third Build as a commencement four of the heaviest monitors of great endurance and speed, each to carry four six-inch rifles turrets. Fourth Build twenty torpedo bouf.s not less than one hundred tons each, with speed of twenty knots. Filth One cruising ironclad, not less than four thou sand tons. Sixth Have all our ships over l.'J.'iO tons supplied with torpedo boats, tilted with noiseless, condensing engines, so they can not bo heard when approach ing uu enemv. Counterfeit Money. "Washington, November 19. Brooks, of the Secret Service Division the Treasury Department in his annual re port says: Kventsof the past year give evidence of the manufacture of counterfeit paper money, which was practically sus pended during the years of 1SV2 nnd He also says, a It hough ho reports for the past year the smallest percentage of circulation of counterfeit paper money since the first issue of such money, he is the opinion that there is to-day in tho hands of counterfeiters nearly three hun dred thousand new spurious notes of tho denominations of 0 and .tJM, which have been produced since January I, 1M. Mr. Brooks notes with pleasure that" bankers are recognizing more fully .the importance of branding as spurious all counterfeit money presented in the course of business. Cowboys as Executioners. BiRMAHfK, Dak., November !!. The re port has reached Bismarck that among others, George Grinnell, well-known throughout the Missouri slope, was hung on Wednesday, the Fith inst. The story that flrinnell had been threatened, and be lieving he was in danger he called on tho authorities at Fort Buford for protection. His request to have soldiers sent to his place to protect him was refused. He re mained at the fort until he considered himself safe nnd returned, but the cowboys were in waiting and hung him. They also hung two men, one a half-breed named Dnrdupee and one Simpsin. The cowboys who did the hanging are m the employ the Montana Cattlemen's Association. They say all three of the men were cattle thieves. Much indignation is expressed the hanging of Grinnell, who was looked upon a.s a good citizen. A Terrible Tale. LYNCHBt iUi, Va., November 10.A tale of deep distresa comes from Buchanan "Wise and' .Dickinson Counties, occupying isolated position of the extreme western limit of Virginia. For somo weeks fatal disease has been prevalent there, nnd thb number of deaths is terrible. The nature of the disease is yet ;defined, but it is supposed to arise from Msonous water. A drouth there for aonths has nearly dried all streams, springs nnd wells, and it is supposed thft water left is impregnated with mineral poison. A reliable correspondent tells pitiful story, aud says in some cas3s many as four corpses wero found iu bingfe house. Indian Atrocities in Texas. San Antonio, Tex., November 10. telegram from Camp Fera states that Mrs. Betty and husband were brutally mutilat ed and scalped by murderous Indians. Three children were carried some distance from the house and also scalped. Cobard, the engineer, is undoubtedly murdered. is feared the Indians have killed many other w omen and children along the route, but news of the outrage has not yet reach ed the telegraph station. General Stanley, Department Commander, has ordered detachment of cavalry to start from Fort Davis w ith a view to bending the Indian! off. General Stanley believes the raiders are a portion of the Apache lmnd who were driven into Mexico by General Crook. Petition for a National Trail. S r. Lor is, November iii. The Cattle Con vention will petition Congress for the es tablishment of a National highwayor trail several miles in width for the transfer cattle between Texas and the North, and will also ask for the setting apart of cer tain domain to be used for puNio quaran tine grounds, at convenient points uhmg the trail, in order that herds affected with splenetic or Texas lever may be held and cared for upon said grounds. The Spanish American Treaty. MaIjkiu, November in. The treaty reci procity of trade bt t ween t he United States and the Spauih ll'ist Indies wero formally signed to-day. It ih to remain force seven ears, liegiiming in January next, if ratified by tho American Congress. The duty on American wheat imported in to 'uba and Cor to Itieo remains unchanged, aud also the duty of .fl.."i0 per barrel upon American flour. A Serious Drought. effects of the drought are seriously felt many portions of this Si ate. In several places sickness, due wholly to low wells, ban occurred and seems to l increasing. Scarlet fever and dipht heriu exist various towns. In several instances .schools are closed on account of sickness of pupiU. Congress of American Churches. meeting of clergymen of all denominations was held to-day Ut arrange for a Congresi of A nierican Churches. The ongrcss be held here in Mnv, k Tim founder the association la Bishop Clarke, o i'rov-idcuco. DISASTROUS FUN. Frightful Ending of a Peculiar Celebration in a New York Village. One Man Killed and Several Dangerously. Wounded White Firing Sainte. ns a a He his IIausky Vai.t.ky, N. Y., November 21. A peculiarly sad accident occurred here last night, by which several young men were severely injured. One has died. Itwnsthe outcome of an attempt to celebrate an oc currence w hich hns been the subject of a great deal of gossip about here. Some days ago a disturbance arose between two Tamil ii'S living close toget her. The husbands and wives of both families separated. i n Friday last the quarrel was made up and mat tern went on 11s before, A lew young men got to gether and ehoosw Saturday evening to give the parties a salute. They fired a can non four times, and tho ntTair adjourned until Inst niuht. Then they met again, and three volleys were fired. They wero reloading for the fourth shot, when the powder in tho cannon became ignited, n terrific explosion followed, and when the smoke had cleared away a sick rning sight was revealed. Ellsworth Kirk, who had been pounding the wadding iu the cannon, lay with his eyes blown out nnd the blood oozing from his face. Ho w as alive, but insensible. Short ly n fter ward he died. others Fullered I he loss of eyes and tinkers. The sufferers were conveyed to their homes, and medical aid summoned. The list of the injured is ns f ol low s : Kred K irk, brother of Kilsivorth, badly burned about the eyes; (eor-e lle.s lost, both eyes; Henry Kvlvs was badly burned about tho head and bod v, and his legs were burned to a crisp; Sumner llosebrooks hst nn eye and n finger; A 1 Winters ami Klijnh liostron were burned about the face and neck. ENCOUNTER WITH WOLVES. A Whole Family Perish Inside of an Hour. he as in Vienna, November t!l. A tragic inci dent is reported from eastern Hungary. A clergyman, with his wife and child, were driving in a sledge from CraMiisora to the neighlmring village of Kis JiOnka, when a pack of ravenous wolves pursued them. The mother, terror stricken, let the child fall from her nrms. The lather thereupon leaped from the sledge to save the child. The father and child were at once fiercely at tacked by tho wolves. The father fought desperately and killed two wolves, but was at last overcome, aud both he nnd his child were devoured. Meanw hilo the hordes had rushed onward with the sh'dge, still bearing the agonized mother, and iu her agony of terror she gave premature birth tor child which died. The terrible shock, with nil she had suf fered, proved loo much f r the poor wouia n, and when the si edge reached K is- Lonka she, too, was dead. So the whole family perished inside an hour. It is Finished. of Alfany, November 21. The State Cau vasers met nt noon all being present, Sec retary Wood announced the footings of tho tables as follows; The highest Democratic Kiector, Criest,;Vi.'i,l.M. Highest Republican Kleetor, Carson, fi.on;,. Plurality, 1.1-19. Ijowrst Democratic Elector, ( Htendorfer, fpti;l,04S; lowest Republican Kiector, Harris, 5td,it7!. I'lurality, 1,077. Highest Prohibi tion Kleetor, Miller, li.'i,(XMi; lowest. Ells worth, :M,!ltH. Highest Kntler Elector, O'Donnell, 17,001; lowest, Campbell, Ki,751. After the announcement the members of tho Board signed the tables and certificates. A Thrilling Street Car Ride. is PiTTSituitGH, November 21. This morn ing, while a street car was going down Butler street, tho brake became un manageable,, and the car started down the heavy grade at a frightful speed. When Thirty-sixth street was reached the car jumped the track, nnd ran nlong the sidew alk for a block, until the horses fell, and the car was forced on top of them, in juring them so badly that both were after ward killed. Twenty -three passengers Were aboard nt the time, and nil were more or less bru ised, t wo of them, Thomas Moore and Holler Maltby, quite seriously. No Longer an October State. of at "Whkkmno, W. Va., November 21. West Virginia now disappears as an Octo ber Statu, and her importance iu the po litical arena is greatly decreased. At the October election a constitutional amend ment was submitted changing the time nt the general election and fixing it on the same day as the Presidential election, aud to-morrow Governor Jackson will issue his proclamation declaring the amendment ratified. Conference of Interest to Business Men. a a Boston, Novemler 21. A meeting opened at noon at the Board of Trnde for the dis cussion of a National bankrupt law, ex cessive coinage of silver and reciprocity treaties w ith Mexico and Canada. All busi ness exchanges iu the city wore represent ed. Addresses so far have Iwen made by Senator Hoar, Congressman Hanney, Leo pold Morse and Mr. Collins in favor of a National bankruptcy bill, and by B. Nourse against the coinage of silver dollars. Cattle Men Make Up a Purse. A St. Louis, November 21. In tho Cattle men's Convention, General N. M. Curtis, ol New York, called the attention of the con vention to the reoort of the fearful scourge sweeping through certain counties in Vir ginia, West Virginia and Kentucky, Con tributions were at once made, amounting to $'l,2oo, and transmitted by telegrauh to Lfonorat Jubal f.arly, L,y nenhurg. The Week's Failures. a Nkw Youk, N(-ember 21. The business failures throughout the country the last seven duys in tho United States were 2-tS; Canada, 2!); total 277. This is a striking increase as compared with last week, when tho total was j:;o, and the previous week 14. The increase is mainly in the Western and Southern Slates. I A Pianist's Great Luck. of for in iu in A will of Vienna, November 21. Stieglitz, the Russian millionaire, is derensed. H be queathed t;,Ki,iK.Mj roubles to Madame Mea tor, the- piunist'i. A younpf physician of IVIhton, Eiig-, p)t tin.'il of trudging along; oa foot to visit bis few back-street patients. This g-ontlcimui announced that ho hut I niadi! a careful study of tho subjoct of lacing"; for middh'-ng;cd ladies under his special course of treatment tigrbt-bicin was bencticial both to Hit: general heaitU and the complexion. He now drives in one of the linest broughams 011 tho Kind's road. Vd refund Voire. Mr. Cleorge Ijiut, the old poet, has found a fig tree growing' in the sea coast town of Scituato, Mass., probably spriiig-ing; from the seeds of alio dropped in the spot, protected by a doorsill and w armed by :i cellar. The tree dies down with ccry frot, but for live Miminerii lias sprung; up again, growing; to tho height of nonrly a'w feet, but ns yet bear ing; no fruit Jiosfon Jouninl. A now perfume called A Lily's SirhM is now in ue nmori women whose purges permit the purchase of the same, the price being; live dollars per tiny phial. It produces tin exquisite odor, very much like the heliotrope, and is said to have been originally intro duced in tliis country by Mrs. Langtry, who sold the recipe for a fabulous prieo to a Sixth Avenue (Now York) drug gist. S. 1 Uraj'hie. STATE NEWS ITEMS. Cnt DF, petrob-mn was Ptruek nt Jhn depth of 7IH feet nt Kindlay. Jacob Snki.i,, farmer, win crushed be tween two freight cms and kiPcd,at W003 ter. Thk accidental discharge of n 't2-enliher shooting-gallery rifle resulted In the death of Clara lleintz, a small cj'b i" Columbus. TwKNTY-Kot n new snloons have started In Columbus, since the Scott law was de clnred unconstitutional. Tho Kleventh In ernul Revenue IHstrict shows an increase, of fifty saloons. JrnuK HoRAt'K Footf, one of tho oldest nnd most respected citizens of Cleveland, died the other niht. at his resilience on Kuclid avenue, at tho D;o of eighty-six years. Mr.ncT-.n given tho heaviest Peumeratic majority of any County in the Stato. A. II. TJ a mtKR a, pioneer resident of Pan dusky, dropped dead from paralysis of the heart. At a Democratic jollification in Mnde township, Itebnont County, a car-wheel w as used for a cannon to make a noise. Tho hole in the hub was plumed up and a heavy charge of powder put in. After several discharges tho phitf was blown out, striking Win. Minke in the face. One eyo was torn out and his jaw bone broken. It is thought his injuries may bo fatal, John Tayi.ou, while coon-hunting, near Newark, accidentally discharged a double barrelled shot-gun, the entire charge of which passed through his riL'ht hand, pro ducing a terrible wound. It is feared that amputation will be necessary. Otto Frnis, formerly Professor of tho German Language in the Public Schools at Steubenville, attempted suicide at Brilliant the other morning by shooting himself through the heart. The ball, however, struck a rib, passing round in the direction of tho spine. Little hopes aro entertained of his recovery, l-'ueh.1 had bet big money on the election and lost, nnd this trouble is believed to be the cause of the shooting, Thk Cincinnati Cremation Company is fully organized, with ox-Mayor Jacob as President. John Kino, one of Newark's oldest citi eens, died there suddenly the other day. A train" wreck on the Ohio Sout hern road killed John Holland, brakemnn, whoso home was at London. lie went to sleep in the caboose instead of flagging tho following train. The other day Frank Brooks, a foreign coal miner, at Snako Hollow, near Nelson ville, shot and instantly killed Jell Crom ney, of Columbus; both colored. A you xo lady named Miss Payne was' killed a few days ago. Sho was engaged' to John Convie, but Charles, a brother, was driving her home in a buggy. This' made John angry. Both men were intoxi-. rated, and began racing their horses, throwing the lady out. It is thought that1 Charles will also dio. Thk dead body of a stranger was found; in a woods near Ashland. There was n bulb hole in his head and an empty revol-. ver near by. Ti: thousand dollars in greenbacks were, found buried in a tin can in the cellar under the ruins of Isaac Blakesley's house, Find lay. At Bucyrus, tho"1 other day, Willinnv Shrigley, for cutting with intent to kill,; was sentenced to one year in the peniton tiary. John Smith, for burglary, was sent1 up for two years, and Michael Coleman, for the same offense, was sentenced to one. year's imprisonment. Fehdinand Noth, James McLaughlin and James Usher were convicted by the United States petit jury of illegal voting in Cin-i cinnati at the October election. The eighteenth annual meeting of the Couuty Auditors of Ohio convened at the Moody Houso,Toledo, a few days ago. Somoi thirty of the counties were represented.; The election of the otllcers resulted in the: choice of the following pentlemcn: Serviss,i of Clarke, President; Webster, of Dela ware, Vice President; Poe, of Wood, Sec-, retary; Frame, of Athens, Treasurer. Application has been made to tho Ru- preine Court for leave to liie a petition iu. error in tho cuso of George Oliver, sentenced in Hamilton County to bo hanged for mur der. Governor lloadlyhas also been asked' for a commutation of sentence. The Supremo Court has decided that the levy for Cincinnati shall not exceed twelvo mills. James Mack, sent to tho Penitentiary from Lucas County, for manslaughter was pardoned by Governor Hoadly, Mack went up in lwl for seven years. Thk pillars of the ruined Court House at Cincinnati are to be utilized in the con struction of a Temple of Vesta by the Cin cinnati Museum Association in Edon Park. There is great destitution among tho idle miners in Hocking Valley. A. It. Knapp, whose general store at Gal ion was robbed the other night, has assign ed. Liabilities and assets not known. Dennison nnd East Uhrichsvillo are ex cited over an apparition that has been per ambulating tho streets between tho hours of twelve and two o'clock. It appears at tho most extraordinary places and under peculiar circumstances. Jacob Moore, a farmer residing east of Youugstown, entered a coal mine, a few days ago, that had been abandoned, to pick up somo coal. Not returning, search was instituted, resulting in his remains be ing found buried in debris, tho roof having fallen on him. The body was mangled, and his throat cut with a pieco of slate as clean as if n razor had been used. Moore leaves a wife and five children in destitute circumstanoes. Tom Jonks fell from a bridge at Kenton, a few days ago, and was killed. James L. Smith stepped on a piece of buggy spoke at Milan, tho other day, and fell, breaking his leg above the ankle. General B. K. Cowkn, of Columbus, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Howard ns Clerk of tho U. K. Circuit and District Courts, at Cincinnati. Ho retires from the editor's chair of the tS(atr Jturnnl Decem ber 1, which will lie occupied by S. J. Flick in ger. IIenuy Com.E, sentenced to be hanged August 1H for the brutal murder of his wife, and who was granted a new trial by tho District Court at Springfield, has been al lowed to plead guilty to manslaughter, aud has been seuteiii-ed to twenty years in tho penitentiary, the highest penalty uuder tho law. A larok barn, with its contents, the property of Dr. Gaudmeister, at liellevue, burned the other morning. Loss .ooo; insurance. W.S. SyuiKKS & Co., grocers, of London, have assigned. Incekimauy tiro in business part Jeroineville, Ashland County, burned .Tl'O.- Ooo worth ot property, injured tor halt. Thk store ami Post-ollice of David Bea gle, of Houcktowu, Hancock County were burglarized the other night of l"o money and notes to tho amount of :;,otni. A siX-YKAK-oi.n daughter of S. Kreig, farmer, living near Fin Hay, fell into a cis tern and w as drowned. Hon. Thomas K. Jacuhs, a weli known citizen of Lima, and ex - member of the Legislature, died tho other night of heart disease. lii iu-i.AHK entered the residence of Frank Kerns at Ottawa, chlorformed tio inmate and robbed the house. Kkeo Wf.ihktkk, a grocer of Dayton, dropped dead of heart diseaae the utUef evening. THE MEDICINE MANIA. Ten Times an Mach Medicine Taken in This County as is Really Necassary. , Willi tlm major part in innt commu nities tho preat (jU"slion relates to wlifl shall bt; taken, rulher than what shall he (lone. Many seem to imuemo tliat a pood nupply of putck nostrums will serve im a kind of license, a practical "indulgence, " allowing them to do ns they plcnso, violating any or till of tho ;ivs of (iod, those of tho human sys tem, 1 1 it) nostrums pcrviup to tidn them over" o health and strength. If only allowed to pnilify tho animal ap petites generally more or less vitiated many are willing to lake the most nauscat iue drops even an emetic, after havinp pn innndi.ed till the stom ach rebels, unable to lonper endure its tortures! Many have very crude ideas of tlm causes, tlesipn, results, the changes etleeted by disease, knowing but little of Mdte intimate relations of their aels to such diseases, or tliat I hey arc personally responsible for their sick ness! Jt is safe to say that there isrn limes ns much medicine now taken in this country as is really necessary, a larpo per cent, of which is purchased at the groceries, nnd taken by those who know but little of the nature of their ailments, and less, if possible, of the naluro of the drugs! This is but a fair index of tho recklessness of many of our people, seeming ignorant of tho fact that t hey are in const unl danger of taking potent poisons, which may prove harmful to the (dose of life. This is in deed reckless, unworthy of any sane and intelligent man. If sick, it is safe to do as prudent men do iu other eases, consult one, whoso business it is to un derstand disease and tho remedies, then follow good advice. Most of our dis eases may be prevented, if attention is given in season. At the iirst of any at tack, it is safe aud judicious to fast, rest, sleep, take an abundance of pure air nnd sunlight, drinking pure water freely, keeping the whole body clean. An extract from the biography of tho late (ieneral John A. w hich lias been issued recently, gives an account of an interview with the eminent Aber nethy, whom tho (ieneral had consulted for professional advice. It is gratifying to note that tho common-scuso mfvieo of tho illustrious physician was taken in a common-sense way by the distin guished patient, and that tho result was a ripe and robust old age (eighty years), of which tho dyspeptic youth of tho (ieneral scarcely gave promise. After hearing a few words of his patient's story, Abernetbv cut him short as fol lows: "Sir, you arti pretty far gone, and the wonder is that you are not gone entirely. If you had consulted common-sense instead of t he medical faculty, you would probably have been well years ago. I can say nothing to you except tlii: You must take reg ular exercise, as much as you can bear without fatigue, as little medicine as possible, of the simplest kind, and this only when necessary, and a modest quantity of plain food, of tho quality which you find by experience best to agree with you. There aro a few gen eral rules which any man of common sense may learn in a week, such as this: That rich food, high seasoning, etc., are injurious. I can say no more to yon, sir; you must go and euro your self." (oWc Hide. A STRONG SWORDFISH. He Drives His Blade Through Nine Inches of Copper and Wood. , ! ; of iu a A very roniiirkable event liasoreurreil in the recent experience of the tliree- ni;istcd schooner Themis, of Boston, commanded by Captain X. E. Kendrick, and now lying in Ship Island harbor. The Themis sailed from Mobile on August 4 with a cargo of lumber for Tampico. Shi! was a tight vessel, taking in very little water and requiring but little use of the pumps. On the fifth day out from Mobile Captain Kendrick himself tried the pump and found no water that is, none above the live inches' play allowed between tho lower end of the pump and bottom of the hold. An hour or two afterward tho mate happened lo try it, and to tho great astonishment of the Captain, re ported twenty inches of water. The water w.if pumped out, but was soon fouud to be running in again at the rate of nearly twe lve inches an hour. This was near the bottom, and of course the rate of leakage would diminish as the elevation of surface of tho water and extent of its cross .section would increase. It was enough, nevertheless, to create alarm, and to keep the crew continually employed at the pumps during the pass age to Tampico, and while discharging the cargo, these efforts were redoubled. It was fully ascertained that tho leak was not near the water line as had been hoped but at tho bottom of the vessel. Finally, the mate, groping and exploring about the bottom, reported that lie had found a horn .sticking in the ceiling or inner lining of the timbers, which he could not remove. He was told to break it off, and at length brought up about two inches of what the captain ot once recognized as the end of the blade of u sword-fish. On further examination it was found that the blade had penetrated, in tho first place, the copper sheathing of tho schooner; then the outer timbers of tho hull, four inches iu thickness; next a vacant space of nine inches between tho outerand inncrtinibers.or "ceiling" and lastly four and one-halt' inches more of solid wood constituting the ceiling, al together nearly nine inches of plank and copper, with eleven inches of vacant space, including the two inches of the end broken oil'. How much of the sword remained outside has not yet been as certained. The blow was struck from below, in a direct ion nearly vertical, and some idea of its amazing force may ho found from the figures above given. The point of impact was a little, forward of the nii..euinast, about three feet from the keel, on the starboard side, liy tearing away part of thecei,;.:g Captain Kendrick was enabled partially to stop the leak, and to bring his vessel first, lo Appalachicola and thence back to Ship Island, where he win sent for quaran tine, although he had a clean bill of health. This is, 110 doubt, the most ex traordinary case of piscatorial swords manship on record. There is no room for question of its entire truthfulness. Tho fragment of the sword is still .stick ing iu the bottom of the schooner, and will bo available for examination when she comes to be docked for repairs. iV. O. Tinies-Dcmucrat. A fitontt ill tho Moor of the Virgin's Cliupel, in Jerusalem, wns lately found to bo luokon. 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