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reports current thereln egard to the vacan
$y 1~ t a Unite. States Suprene Cqurt
atapdlyt re i ot Judge Clif'ord:C a E
Attorne,-Qeperl Deivenq and Chlef-iUSttee,
Gray i ania f
the appointment and it is said every New
England StateiWllhi be hr m6ot handi
datess it is. assumed by the pegplethatthe
locaftion f the f Vdfitbb '#ll1ie1 froinbf M
England. The talk of gthvig the place to
ex-Senator Conkling is regarded as absurd,
and Cn~6tling's friends do not hqsitite to'
may that heiwould not have it. There are
someprominent Repiblicans who hold that
a Deporont should ,le appointed, and by
some .it 4 thought !robable that. it Presi-,
dent Garfield survives he will appoint a
TasLendon Liacet, in 'speaking of
Presldeirt lGifieldti wound, says: "A'po -
tion of the dress lay have been carried in o
the wound, amid e'ac'abscess that' des Is
not pbly, a dirgct source of dangpr .ttjq tie
pain ad Ieyerand the dapgor of ite,ppJ * -
1pg ,4eply ibut with Tch there is a fresh
labillit of,bloodpeolenag. It ia-quite im
possible to feel any certainty that we maY
not hear Of another abscess or relapse, and'it
is ofgira'importbmeetbsU thetptlent's e6dmb
atitutionat vigor should be maintained at as
high'plt* as possible in viey 'of futtuI
troubled. ." e ab'nce ot tviem'nd b.auti
tlon oioh6O 'any cause fo inmoiied ae alarin
but'intil the wound I quitqi 5e-~pd. and the
bullet e~ er remoqyg or sately epysted,
there wll be liability to recurring abscesses,
eacbattended witk the risk of!bipgd poisop
W rfurz, Minister to Berlin has tui-,
dered hls resignatibt, to take: ifeet A'tguy.
15, it hliich time be will return'to the Unft-'
ed 8qtes. No appointment qt a success r
eanbedimle while the President remii'sIn
his present condition. It is 'not probable
that au appointment will be nusde untCpan
gress mute:... . -1. ..
Tuga New York Greeabaokers, will
hold '8tudbosnentlon at Elmra Ailnts
28. .I' " '. i
TpuF (4iihdfintsters to ts Gor~edn.
mcnt,i, ,La, p:in and Yu.ig: .u,,..ve
been withdrawn by order of tpqir (ewoern',
ment. They will be sucebeded by a single
representative. .I8dlididecletake to the
expression of other irat-class Powers,which
ae recognized' by oly. one ;MdistOr from
Chin : .  ' ' , .. .. . .
Tte Washington correspondent eo
the'Netr 'TW· d le sayit' in 1 d istodd'
that sinae the ibtld gf the }1 rsidtsb'evs
enrameiliesof th "OabCiaet 'aye reo|ivea
sevh ; m ed withe. belief that the
Gov'rnment owes thm a living, sad that,
wham itpewtua&ties have faind threats may.
sucoeeds A0. ,.,.
held' ' it+ Oii6 MVention' itir nbi$in tetd' a'
ticket benAby eamse. . Wi d4B r ik Mxr
ear Cottty;,/Stt e T. ua .,r"ei '
to deae lee tl*euast locatllonoet the bullte
in the.Relidas' body. lave been ~ easln
ablpseessefl. Ounthei*t*iro-testd wene,
made; tbli 41gs by Pal d11, aed tbWe. si
om Ip. k tl'jlhaintael , his Afiidchk. -TiW
t titdt yb e wvap passed otdtt4 e'birfa
of i Aomena neas t tpe spot wheire thie
slight discoloration of 'te skin wasr dtli e'
ble t few dafys lter tie shooting, and i t1 e,
regl" *i tap the doetors supposed, the
ball:tolie. : The pyrence.ol the baM was:p-,
dietl with . e tnem . by both tests, both.
reesltl~lathe mame., It. i now eertain thlit.
is leiateilat a polt within ve4ndcb t the
surnbse, bu anmd hi tl it ehes to 41. right
santhelnavpt, sad)astaboveU Wejthh
b'Ti yalthn" diplim that thb smd~d bly
'lm ethel6f etaeu ofi' iitheoU -il
lisa atis4ve.e, Ibeai..e lthe matm ,
th siill kixeiqd t thl dlsl,e,,,,A
pbrlgey Meanemtr, ltbt mlaybe itd "
seemsdemeWgo. .enmgnun4 sl
It.eL. blS, kIaw , byaa a
" we e ei o a few.,
A~glabelse tll Blsgusgp.besb iesn tat**
E* 14s1' , Aii a sb , by a large
+ " tat rhid
- p on tmaab^m a
• " .:.Q L.. +Yt
lar't an "halt dollir.' eumom moutac- C
Sg or selling such tokens are render
uthe slves liable to penalities of both d
and mprisonment.
laliorers' strike
publio debt
4 we a reduction
10, 8,023; outstandidg , $Y,69 ,111,*
000 legal tenders, $9,06, ; debt, less cash
in ramryP,8n"~o5'88 -
s New York Herald publishes sta.
tist showing that there has been sub
sed in New York and in Europe for in
vem eat in the South,during the last eight
een onths, $100,000,000. Most of this mon
ey Jau bel put I- t " le8tites east of the
iMiissip Ice pte oustry south of
to ratiroadm. But $2,000,000 has lately
been invi4eetediti cottn faetories in-Auiguita tl
aloadl o nd coisiderable sttfr'have bean lent e
ttjplauters and to mercantle or industria '
enterprise. . c
'A tLANoDLOk 'na'ini~ed Swanton was t,
iu~ed at,'near lBalledhibrsIelaui, and mor- u
tally wounded. UBA. qar-driver's bat was r
riddled with bullets. Swanton recently ob- a
tamded an ejectment decree against a la
ibo r. 11
SDetroit, Mi$t,, -Mrs. John Simp
a b&tding.hou r kee ir, while return
irom market,e pi , nigbrht' was shot j
by a man'e6nceiadd beb d'sfebrite who fin- ,
medlattiy ran awsy." -:brIhustl band, from i
whbbm aheb has. ban selimaate.some time, j
&p4 between whom and her frequent quar- I
rgle have oecurr'Mld 4kIMs ed AQesuspi- a
cion. .). Sims on dl edchrgn, her hus
ban `d'tf com ittifg mtfe 'cel". `"
chdel Flanagan: was drowned in a gutter c
trhre e ,l wa sleepin ofta spree.
W"'ai14 , t4ingnpor, Jersey City, N. i
J., ' aalDalton iaged 40i got beyond his u
deo th., Wm, Ddnn, agýd'34, went to his (.
as sta but mt.ether'oold, swim, atd they r
iw trhider clasped tre.kh other's armsn .
4f 'Id1&napolf't e1 , John and .n a
Tb nias Carney, jai-e a c'ar-driver 1i
Sed m.. Co1er,, ,who, drew,: a revolver 11
Asp "rr4tewoshota, ,1;iUlng,them both. The "1
'sh tLig,iae audderul,justifiable,. ., .. ..
. ieswn E. ,W>aut, 'rwho with.an as.. 1
oeapikee,' dtrdatid Mr: Carron, ivbaRnhy ti
ra ai~h.6Wnb,ih'Cblotad f In 18i5 h for'thb )'
atteia bniecondufinpt.,.
AT Ah, Grove,i roquois Connty, Ill,
John Sampey,' aged' Ib5 dars4 acldentally
killed his brotber Wi1lMsr,' uged 11, with a
'aot- un, w shio'otilg'It 'C t tght. i' a
km reIy b .94 .'-tr.wyo tt il. h
TBsdweolUiugf A .Silverstone, ats
:,galaislMe. was damageibyilre ontheWth.
Qfo f.erew 'ktl edl fBthabel '8pinl
ney ri' bly ftally hiioedi, and' brr otih-t
er4 th6 *tonhad' by telw"ehii6A'bir y.i t
PFrak gilber 41 Rr , ¢ e
rI receuted .or murder, the latter pro.
ledtilg ble innocence. ,Isaiah WalkeM, ol-; t
od,'pas hanged at Gonuales, Texas, for,
,nlrdetin~sb41 wife came m6nths ago -
,oirrineLs a was recently en
aet,4 nha Otduie*t the Cherokee Na
:Ii~tldS ~R, tl cooming fhen- 1
,niid ,Fthrop J'sal.u.spf h a,4%tc', shot her
thu qugh thb hep,,~iasing ;tqitant death,
He then blew ;oatlisIow,brains., Tpbedead
',dies .w..er . b :a ....lylia only :" ,eW feet. 1
A.riotuat ' adhident ococfired atPN'
oria, Ill., ;dnthe nihf' othe'80th . '1y tbe
K a plo ly,4ft-ep gvqrebfrjgd esl. at atbe
WoolnerIrewe.ry, ghtieih persons were
in jifw ;ithl 'IIiP4sh f hd'flhUta.' Th,4
names beAL ekibeana ~safwoe ojitmdw oei I
Merward from thlhpdiep alvn follows: I
r~nstz Woolner, one of the proprietors, and
Mik'Woolner,) soil of' another; partner;
silws "of W.h.YAebI (the Mtlhrnpsobi- I
b ,y MMD, ijnl , 'it ry'fCa'sing, en
ChatemH eps$ner t
ei,d n atea~dn s? n ly a ; - &
bI *.efa't di 14 6
e, 2a.d mmeesd tene wntb, &a
De-ot-n, i n r. al r ,, , , r
mere recovered,- and among them~as.ra ii
o Pens, Dirtrict-J~uier-he number of ,
:'f lied and, gaginletlrpeotIjd hj WSP, ** U
any bodies are m maid to be still barled Un- I
I et1 Par
ItffP~P f~118~ a
as is %q
Ae louives e
the resort to Such dlpbo 1 stratagems.
WILLIAM R.cis ox and J00
anarsd e , two P hi lawyers"
mite torpelo that was exploded in the eel
lar by unknown parties, supposed to be tem
perance enthusiasts.
THE businel otopao r ~(ijLeb)kthI
Tenn., has been destroyed by fre, and the
vJllage 91 Cattar ugiapN,Y., has suffered a
smlna talamfty
A STEAMER from Havana, with one
case of yellow fever n4baptd Is t ttlnO
at New York. t'
the Collector of Customs. at Boston to .a
every endeavor to ascertap, the parties who
shipppd the infernal-machines from that
city that were recently received by steamer
in England.
'':as 'army of the Ameer of Afghanis.
tan has been completely defeated' by forces
under Ayoob Khan. One ft the Ameer's
regiments deserted in abody dtring the fight
and went over to the enemy.
THE Chagres fever is decimiting the
laborers on DeLesseps' Panama Canal.
'TIE International ConferedCee of
'YoningM3e's Christian Assqelations met in
Eseter, Hall,,·hououp, o,,the 29th ult. Abyat
5,++ delegates were An attendance, some sixty
lteing from'the United States and the Domin
thn of :Canada, and the remainder from Great
Britain, France, Switzerland, Germany and
other countries.
of San Franciseo, Cal." has skipped-out leav
ing a shortage in his accounts of 460,000.
Stock speculations and fast horses did it.
'tHE steamers Idlewild and O: ce)0a
Belle burned at tle MIemdphis wharf on the
night of the 31st. The fire originated in the`
laimp-lockt of the IdFewitd, and spread d6
rapidly that the entireboat was soon envel
oped indflames. The OmceolaBell lay ijust
'above the Idlewild, and before a tug could
be got, o her assistance she took fire and
floated down the river a burning mass. 'The
Janmes Lee,lyink ust belowr the Idlewlldtan a
.very narroiw'escete from destrtletio; 'bit was
,hauled out fith herustages on ire dnd the
flames extinguished. .'The. Idlewild..had
just been tloroughly repaired and was load
'ig for her first trip between Memphis and
Arkansas City. She was bwned by Capt.
Jgh: .b.. Adams, of Little,Rock,.ad Capt.,
Jaiies LI ole Of ,littAber~b, and. rlpii9i
. about *25,000; insurange $16,000. TOp
,''c0cola Belle ,an betrween Memphis ' nd
a1o.' ,ie belonged toh the LeeiLnievras
elec4 'at p$0 .0 wtlh no ixisuiance. A
emnrl quanttitgy p.r wght wa dstroy s l.
:'Joue MuUnatA and his aged mother,.
'hlib i'efded;hear HIdvana;4l9 ' Werb drivig
,holte from towliin, a 'wagon' coxitaining 'a;
quaintity of ttti*t when it is supposed'that
the old liady dropped some fire froni'hmb pfpe,
which set the straw aibaze. She was burned
to death, and t.o'ep,so Itadly burned that'
his life Is despaired of,
IFvg incendiary fires at ona; Mich.,'
'ithin a few weeks have destroyed idtieli
i4luab1 pbiperity hiSd greatly zitasperated
the eitinens. ,On'the 80th; the fncesldiary
got in his work again by firing the'Congre.
gatlonat- Church,b.which was totally. de
AnIlaR s in Perry F ountg, Ark., 6ave
reache a poiqt where the State authorities
are compellei to interfere. ' Investigation
revealed the act' that' t'e' civil authoritide
were poweriess 'to airest the. assassins of
Editor'Mathews, otienforbe the law. :t; is
also said that the people Fe Adivided, as .tq
the means. which .~49tdg be s.lopteld in ad
ministeriqg justice. Governor Churchill
has iss~ped an 'order' Ireietiig Major-Oen.
Newton toriproCeeb thither with troois.
rf Tl entire blsness portion of White
Hall, Muskegon Countyr " Mich., was de'
stroyed byfire on the nlight of the 20th. Loss
about $130,000. . .
SITTInG-BULL and party have. gone
to Staapg.Rpcek Agency,. ,
T is rnumored the rittsh oficialso,
:taine4Qttheiraformation reguarding the eon
tenmplatetd shlp-ment$ iLfernial Ipap;hdiL e
from Amerlea froip, i ,plemprandum-bao9
found in possession of McGrath, one of the
men alndiet&td'6 tlie 'ttempt ti blow ip tire
Town fil alLiVerpebl i.
,' T ,raIeksbnr, quarntim taMtion ha
'IsL Yorkton wre mteenI t oleeration
O .h astX3ia s, ved with
*ii,, ,mlllmls. ttqp ,TllwOi tl. .e
pIn ametDstWance.,.: I-. '-i' ,lid~ t
h, c ontiatHlid el wr .tie tmnk liJss
$pWs Kfte ~ttdtbs Whisht sil leallyresutd
tiDp iturtfdh of'fes'tbh'the' Edtt. .'Aitbhe
'iit have been selling tickets f"th M6B'la.
!7 r . e 'the " Trn k Chie
it asu expected other routes would at onta
am dt'th' .ht, Tbat SThi S Louitareindd
air' it i~rli'lai tovelvh 'I thl fi ght; but
/b 'dh le'lul . e :Lt"fe sickl'l ,
4 ,tsit. bloe rppi h9J1yqrpoi4 oi
lt 1heent loud 'glrty. Mc.
wAseiemtteledittsipenal sertrtud foe ililssd
f En' ltt 'r ,..Steenyr) : ... r..,
S*'TaIad.Le ,d Will h6da NastionaI
, iAM O A X h44. t "
., was wth the party o surveyprs a
''tia the: 'halt i ,fld behbudthd pai..:
t hbea i ithe aghtlag heganaid oeeaped
tbsseemipbutsoner t w1 4tin prig,
a ,l ,pe ai , whjad i, lhe
'seduc. Th'e
su i , erwltbl~t~, . 'Teyu
'I4g dspIep l7 While' thd,Idad,bh,
thgh tihe thn duree4o 90.a
1'I 0 A4"MasF "M9 k.gr ;i es d hea~-P'
, entering his~l gate, had dix t e' '
n (Va.) gape ly cos
4 count of a roman marriage
t4at which tMe lowfng ithe. a
en in a a and d 8 o
here is in flutter of eecitcen
*r a socials imation, the'
for is the betr io mar of
you t lady of RLhmo, who move in the
big, est circles, by a man calling himself
Tomnas Marvin. The victimized lady is the
niece of one of the most dibtinglrihei mem
bers of the bar of this State and a gentleman
W the iiib lt doolal pas tio, pies/ also.ob8
nbetell 'ith mady other excelldunt familes
here and in other portions of the State. She
e bseee. nob  eoaracter, and iaierson she
twenty-the years of age. 8he is a great favor
ite in Richmond society, and has
oat , of ft ends amo both sexes
idowed mot er- dr sn ort she' had
Ltaaselmota bafm ,em.he.W uaownllh
Marvin considered the propriety of securing
the position of Igovpllrte9..Aut three
weeks ago her attention was clled to an ad
vertisement in the Hartford Churchman pur
porting to be from a widower in Ohio, who de
sired to secure the services of a governess to
take charge of his littlegirl, about six or eight
years old. The lady quickly decided to apply
for the position. She aecordingly visited her
pastor, a well-known Episcopal c'ergyman in
this city, and also a distinguished jurist, from
whom she Obtained Wet ore of recommenda
tion, which she forwarded to the widower.
The result was that Marvin came on to Rich
mond, having discarded the great number of
applications with which he was beset.
satie'led that he had found the !wnly he
desired. fHe. called upon her at her
mother's residence and here uinorun Id
her that he was the Ohio widower
hnentionea in the advertisement. Hc had sev
'eral interviews with her, during one of which
he presente4 letters of introduction to many
pemrninent business 'men here from men of
tht highest business and social positions in
the North and West, purporting to represent
that thh'bearet of them was a mhan of ample
forttue, of aqlture' and excellent social poea
-ion. So plausible were these letters and
Marvin's story, "thatrth"y were accepted as
gendine by his victim. her family and ftr.ends.
Marvin madd a prop:,ostion of marriage to the
lady, which, after consideration by herself
and friends, was accepted, and the mrtriage
solemnized at the home of her mother by the
.pastor of her church. The marriage was
a very quiet one. 'the groom, with great
liberality, had I marriage contract drawn
up, by a prominent lawyer, in which be
agreed to'b~tbw $;O0,000 on hi§ wife after the
m:urriage.,,:Thebrldti party left for Niagara
on the afternoon train, Marvin lcaving the im
pres$ionaupon the friends of the bride that
they would remain at. that watering place for
scvBral hveeks, going from thente to the West.
where they would remain till the tall, and
then sail for Europ'. Tie' groom represented
that hohad large mtiret'ts in France. where
he had lived for ultny years. Not a sujiicton
of'the truthflnes, of these representations
were entertained by the bride's friends. " i he
imnn's appearance iand letters all tended to
quiet any tiobhts of ttis integrity.- During his
stay here Marvin called on several of the lead
' Ing bu'sln'ss men and presented his letters
,and was kindly received. Ily some of these he
w:s introduced to the First National Biank.
where he exhibited letters of credit that gained
for him ready recognition as a respn ible
man. Upon theb ttength of these Marvin
presented a draft for $'00 upon a well-known
Cbhieago banking house, which was readily
pashed., Soveraida*s:elapsed after the depart
trb of the ntewb' married crmtloe before ant in
telligence was keoived. from, them by the
lady's' friends here. In 'the meantitime the
Fitht National Bank reeeivyt notification
from their Chicago correspondent that Mar
via's draft was a palpable forgery. This fact
Wge coemmnnlcated to the girl!a friellds. who
were forced to the conclusion that their loved
'6ne had been made the victim of a vile impo
sition. The particý purporting to have given
Marvin letters pf Introduction were at once
telegraphed to, White the names of msny
were found to be fictitious, the response of
'the others tame tbatthe letters were wretched
forgeries. The first intelligence from the un
happy lady was a telegram from Albion, New
.or :in which she inquired if the fatal anoe
lent to.her muother in aalel, Na., reported in
a Northern pewspaper,. was true. t would
seem that Marvin had carried the lady to Al
bion, where he hoped to practlee'hisforgery
chellme upon wealthy friends'of hers there,
and in 9rder tq gpt rid of her had manufact
ured and barl published the false story of the,
fatal accdent to hlermother, doubtless hoping
that this would cause her to at once return to
Richmond and thus leave the way clear to him
to deseft- 'r.' Aslon' aS the friends of the
vitim realized. Marvin's' imposition two of
them prompt!y loft here to Join her. The
bank ofdicrae it' e wh' had been duiled by the
bridegroom plaed: the case in the ha.dsof
a detective, who telegraphed to Albin to have
Marvin arrested. The reply eo backl that
therewere two me of that name in that city,
and; i lq u e fit tblchb ote Was wanted. The
'itlYphosto sre ng that the oiltCee. were on
,hs track, lied, and is supposed to have gone
in the direetdun of Catmd. 'PTh lady's friends
iound.hort Albion, aId, in order to
avoid ta/pgbl clt, Lhe podld' eont only
to travel *ti Thf.'e expl to aat
rive on the Northern train which will teach
here tonight at 1):45. The mL' hliml
acted such ua unprincPiled part af
fair is about fifty-ive years old, sd very
d, ubttl whether. the name he is known un
der-here belongs to him any more than the
ample fortune of whicb he pretended to
'b the p eseor. He Is rePresented by
those who met him i a man 8 p apoesing
appearance, exceptionall good ddrose and
hears himself likeone who is exactly what he
world have you believer 'h :lb. HIetalks well;
'Ut not se much abou, bis.own Pal r to
ake hisheareri bellev he is endeavormg to
claim what doe mnot aetualli belog :to hLm,:
Great lndisnation in lPatested here against
heperettaoto.f oof the erueiast talposi
t iooathaeuid harp eee intlcte4 ,npon a
high sad honorable family, every hiember of
wlehi is held In, the higheet esteem in the
Sae. Ti# tenderest sympathy is felt for the
h Vletta of 'Mattii n's eool 'aiitt dr
~ iitlj a, 1t, mIigbg.t .w b well for
ii tdut6jij iian appearance here, Just at this
e an event, however. not aatilpated mts
yto occur. For anudacity and cool daring
inde~ "known tot peo vie of t quiet
l~ingelty Of.esoeb the ahlance in ~owheh
Iast a~nwS!! u1 f a ]lCrlnent actor a.d so
'F""iiacll ele'H tis' evthlnlna . iu we
pn M'tr4n'a, pretotpl p, nusager, flhis
tianylady wasp' omnpte! l na doubt to agreat
i 'an aunsellsh desre to add to hr
, ! mother's comi6Cl, hea.trutnd her
all the lutedesetba the wealth ill, sup.
ps ,og~atedt her v ould ard, ...
SThe ofelloiInIDist o0Stale Mid other Falr
is eoaploMIre t P alnluseld tpto -a re
~Ariti tt..u.:.rittle oek ..: ...od.
Central Ohio.... Meohanlesbagw ;, Sdiept~ 3-1
ICxafilesa; i...Vineintl,3*Se; p , to Oet.: 8S
.Illonpliq.,.,4,p,~c qrga...... ept .,Sut Ot. 1
Iowa -. ..... ...Oe Molne........sept. 5- 9
,Indilidz.j.....-dd-lanrbits.3et.ftoOct. 1
Inter o.te......Hhmbarl owa,.. eept 19-
sas.......Tope .........Sept. 11-17
, :higan'. JS. C - -t.:....e. .....·gt 19-fl
iMinesote',, Roehsteic ....-..Sept.l 5-10
JalPtn..i.,-.-L-- et-;-e-.- .......... Sept,. 6- 9
Iaryland.... ..Baltimore............ Oct.-3
1iWisaihpf.i.."'.. Abede-ti........Oct. 11--15
opat.dItw..l .. Helea .:.......Sept. t6-40
it~i,9 . r, I t .oi C...oct. 18-8,
tbr---.....- - a..p- .-.... 1. ,Sept. tl-1t
N . : o2cetesr, Mm b.ept. e 9
New Jersey.....Nerark. ' ..:. Sept. 1-- '
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-The family of the Crown Princeof
ermany converse in Eaglish, and
Queen Victoria and her children often
,co,, in ter.mn. The best Germa
sou tyIt i sal, rarely make use of
aThi sa, of'*iQeen Victoria's year
lingll hfr o yearegenerally brought
forward .a very inferior lot of animals.
This year, however, the contrary was
the case; the yearlings, although the
majority of them were small, realized
an aterage of nearly *1,000 apiece.
-Miss Gladstone, who has just mar
rlied the Dean of Durham, has gone to
reside in the deanery, which has not had
a mistress for forty years, and as she
beas. the .reputation of being a good
housekeeper it is thought her new home
will have a thorough overhauling.
-It will be remembered that Ade
laide Neilson, the actress, bequeathed
the residue of her estate in favor of
Admiral Hon. Carr Glyn. This gentle
man has most generously founded a
fund for decayed actors and actresses,
the interest of which is to be distributed
in furtherance of that object.
-It is stated that Mine. Goldschmidt
(Jenny Lind) has received from the
King of Sweden the order of Ser::,lhim.
If this is the case the lady shoulld es
teem the honor highly, for sh5e is the
first woman who has obtained the order
of the Seraphim. To make the distinc
tion more marked, the King presented
the order-a medal surmounted by the
royal crown in diamonds-to the singer
with his own hand.
.--Mrs. Parnell, the mother of the
leader of the Land League party, when
in Eu1rpe, at her residence in Gar
diner Sttie, Dublin, Cavendish Square,
London,ad at 122 Avenue des Champs
Elysees, jaris, gave frequent evening
parties, trIch linger still in the recollec
tion of he guests. Miss Anna Parnell,
who conadets the Ladies' Land League
in Ireland;' is remarkable for beauty and
liveline's. of mind.' Her fixed ideas in
politic aid social matters are similar
to thos of her brother. There is a mar
ried siter in Paris who has opposite
-The shop-window beauties are to be
entirely excluded from the balls and re
ceptions of the Princess of Wales this
season. Not a single professional beau
ty is to be allowed to participate in the
amusements of the garden party given
by the Princess to the Queen. But com
pensation has been found already by
one of the most fashionable of the beaun
ties in her voluntary retirement from
the gay ebenes in which she played so
conspicuous a part last year and to
which she would be no longer welcome.
She has taken a villa on the banks of
the Thames, to which all the best men
is Lodon. are. anxious to be invited..
She knows well that the mothers and
daughters will not be long in seeking
for invitations likewise. A clever wom
an is that identical professional beauty.
" Who werb the: greatest ventrilo
"Well, there was. an old Athenian
named Eurykles, who is spoken of in
history as master of the art. Then there
were Professors Alexandre and Louis
Brabout of modern times. They were
both Frenchmen. Brabout lived in the
fourteenth century, I believe, and was
said to be the .best ventriloquist the
world ever knew. Alexandre lived at an
earlier period, and was noted more for
his mimetic representations than for his
ventriloquial powers. Prof. Love, of
Enigland, was celebrated in the art, and
wits rivaled by Prof. llarrington; 'who
died recently in Revere, MIas. Of those
living to-day, Frederick McCabe and E.
D. Davies are the greatest. Davies is
now retired in Australia, and McCabe
has recently signed a contract to go
there the present season. Davies was
the first ventrilocuist to introduce
'8gures' as an assistant to the art in
"McCabe Was a great practical joker.
Several years ago he was on board a
Mississippi River steamboat, and, form
ing an acquaintance with the engineer,
was; allowed the freedom of the engine
room. He took a seat in the corner,
and pulling his hat over his eyes, aFp
peared lostin reverie. Presently a cer
tain part of the machinery began to
slnueak. The engineer oiled it and Went
Sbout his usual duties. In the course of
a fewminutes the squeaking was heard
'gain, and the engineer rushed over,
'il can hnd, to lunbrieate the same
piadle. 86A h' returned to his post,
but it was only s fpw minutes untI the
same old spindle hqsk lseing.luder
phan ever, Great Jpiterl' he yelled,
'the things bewitched.' More oil was
pint of oil down thef 5jokyei'4 )
*Tere,'aidhe, 'I ess that sundle
wo't squeak any m0er d.)1'ie6
Sf ood that McCabe coul€ not keep it,
an altaliteit elit wflta jiqelePP h
as his audience reSdive it.
'' At angt9h~tbipe. cc1eabe aisg~ig
fionted by a highwayman, on one of
the lone spatll s t f Vinalidati, as~h
was returning to his hotel from a moon
light picnic. The robber presented.a
cooked revolver to the ventriloquist's
head, demanding his money or hw'life.
MdCabe's quick wit saved him. He
threw his voice behind the robber, ex
claiming: 'Hold, villain, you are my
prisonerP The frightened saol turned
•his head, and McOahe dea!t hP a bl5ow
that felled him to the gromund fe then
securyd the revolver and " 'ed the
scoundrel to the police station.
" louis Brabout, the great French
Svestriloquist, was also a great joker.'
The story is told of him that he fell in
love with S bsautlul young novitiatg wh?
wdsisooneto take the veil. The senti
madqt was returned, and Brabout ar
ranged for an elopement. His inamo
rata succeeded in getting outside the
convent Wrall, and the two hurried away
to the h6ise of a neighboring priest.
SThe holy man was awakened and re
.quested to perform the marriage cere
mony, , l i/re4saf Was; a thin tg b
expected, but Brabout was too cunning
fao ,Olhldl a. When he said ' No!'
mraest emphatically, and was about to
ratsr a" commotion and have the novi
.tiater~r) ed .to the, cloister, a deep
sepaulcrai- aooe was Idard coming
•fr4m the bowels of the earth. It said:
'*I am thy father and am still in tor
;innt. Marry this couple and my pro
bation in purgatory will be over.'
S• "The1ind irt called ispail
, the sahltls prot ctht , atnd pioceeded
liar occasions."
"Do you ever play jokes?"
.. "Not often. Tam not givei to such
ort as a general thing, but occasion
s-er. tityeqtir WM traveling Withr-~a
. lin~the~grs t threwf iy voice nluto
'reidovbr basket and set up a furiousa
w likela tg.- The w lady beside
whosa t~e 1iMket was sitting garvse
m l na'thhnhara ontof the nseat.
" Then I made a cat join in with tae
ro#w; ahd 'brakeiLta ememUntilng) pelt.
mell to quiet the disturbance. He jerk
ed the lid off the ýbagket and found
nothing but a lot o delicious peaches the
lady was taking home. The crowd was
considerably mystified. Then I set a
bumble-bee buzzing about the brake
man's ears and he retreated.. A gentle
man whto was standing near heard a
wolf growl so ferociously behind him
that he jumped about two feet high.
Then the lady was led to believe that a
mouse's nest had found lodgment in her
pocket, and the circus was complete.
But I don't believe much in such capers,
and generally forego the fun I might
have if I felt disposed."-An intervcit
with a Ventriloquist
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A lteckless I)river.
The Washington Ilepu/blic'znsays: A
good story is told on Lieutenant Hoxie,
the young gray-headed assistant engi
neer at the Columbia Buildings. While
stationed at St. Louis he and the other
young ollicers were much exercised at
the rigor of Gen. Callender, who was a
regular old martinet. He made the
other officers send back to their regi
ments all the enlisted men who were
serving them as orderlies, while he never
thought of interfering with those about
his own quarters. Callender was fond
of a good horse, and had a pair that
were extremely fast. HIoxie, who before
his marriage was'an admirer of horse
flesh, had an animal which he consid
ered quite rapid, and one day while
driving overhauled the General and
asked hint to ride. The invitation was
accepted, and Hoice, anxious to show
the speed of his horse, gave him the
whip. This caused him to flirt his tail,
prick up hiii ears, and start off at a rap
id pace, which he immediately sensibly
increased, causing the Lieutenant to pull
very hard to keep him down into a trot.
" This is a pretty good horse you
have, lHoxie," said the General.
" Ye,," said Hoxie, pulling with all
his might, very fair."
"lie goes along right well," said the
senior officer. "How fast do you think
we are going?"
By this time they had left the city and
were flying along the roid that led to
the Arsenal, and Iloxie realized that his
horse was running away. iHe tried to
curb his speed without-alarmiig the old
man, but all his efforts were unavailing,
and they tore along a a breakneck pace.
Once or twice the 'horse shied at little,
but not greatly.. The,,General finally
renewed his question:
" "I say, Hoxie, how fast do you sup
pose we are going?"
"I'm blessed if I know," said Hoxie,
who Was nearly filayed' oftt tu6Ing at
the ireins.
vBy this time the old man began to be
-somewhat alarmed, and pulling out his
watch he said:
" Well, Hoxie, I would like to go fur
ther withmyo,r-bnt- Iihame an engage-,
ment that I mustkpgep, nd if you, wil
let me out now I will be b1liged: '
"Oh, certainly," said Hox e,.with thp
perspiration standing on his brow in
great beads. "Yes, indeed,.' lt yVc
out now," and he made a mighty effort,
and just then the horse shied.so that thb
buggy was nearly upset. The nag stop
ped, however, and the old General piled
out. The moment he struck the ground
and felt perfectly safe he turned to the
Lieutenant and said:
" I tell you, Hoxie, that's a good
horse, and he's fast, too; but I think
you ought to break him of that habit of
shying. I think you should lick it out
of him," adthlle old nai walked6ffi :
Hoxie waited until he got his wind
and recovesed his strength, and th in
drove slowly back, subsequently telling
his brother officers that he had run away
with the old General without his know
ing it. Whether he suspected it or not,
the General used to say that "That that
little fellow Hoxie Wiras the most reckless
driver he ever saw, and would use up a
good horse in a mighty short time."
Ieteers and Comet&a ; •
In the year 1866 there occurrnld"on
November 13th, a very remarkable show.
er of meteors or shooting stars, and
these exceptional displays were found to
have recurred at intervals of 33 1-4
years. It was shown by somewhat ab
stirse calculations, into which we can
not here enter, that if a meteor swarm
revolved rond the sun in an oval path
in exactly 33 1-4 years, the disturbing
effet of el p lan~e rould lfa
such as had been observed. Hence, it
appdared that tinse 'aiuteorsi;ust cper
forn thgir revolutions in 33 1-4 years,
and itwas then inferred that they must
be moving in. the same path as a comet
observed in the year 1866, a few months
befo~e the .display of shooting stars.
Further evidence was supplied by the
discovery that thq pqth of the weIl-knopp
Auguzst metk~dd *ad tkesa ie A'ieaAWdi
tB great comet of 182, and that a
sho'er of met~hdos ' l~fr6bo ; in
Apr followed, the trac0,f the great
comelof s1861, thrbugkthe tallof which
the *arth is believed to hatepassed., Bat
it whsin 1872 that the most interesting
At in connection witSthe eoetiqn be
twe n comets and meteors were brought
roomerA were agerljexpecting Biela's
3)qriodical coiny., . ,WI ieh b pQ4 0cited
their attentiop in 1846 by its splitting up
into' two distinct .bodies; but it was
sought in vain. Int its place, however,
appeared, at the and ofi'November, a
striking display of meteors, and subse
iluently, on the 2d and 3d of December,
a ribmet vas bserved. in the track
Whibh the ineteor streiam might
be 5UiPP5uppos9..t1 lvse te,,ti-..
respon, that t4 earth .otytily paesed
through one of the head o ia's
comet on November 27, 1872, and that
the only effect was ashower of shooting
stais, .At a little distance the meteor.
swarm would seem to have presented
the ordinary appearance of a comet.
The chain of circumstantial evidence
whickooannet.4aemts .nat.4nd .rs nis.
still further strengthened, by the exam
ination of their spetri. By the help of
the spectrospep it.oupd that the hh
of comets :is dbfld1 to agiM~etn
from glowing, vapor of carbon in
some forn oFiither, and it has also been
shown that meteoric stones which have
fallen on the'earth give off, when heat
p4 1in a vancuum, vapors producing the
'u~e spectra as those observed in com
,4 ypuuld uem probable thattnl' mn -
cles of a comet is neither a solid't nor a
gaseous body, but mnere cluster of dis
erete meteoric part ileslthrough which
the) eaith'minght pasA without experiened
ing any effect beyond that of a startling
sh-wer of shootming stars, and that )he
heIs composeoof gases evolved firom
Uhem,·mpqqrp ;ndertJu ombi ,
tio of.space. With regrd p, thefordz-i
atl~ of tails the most plaeble theory
ipirm to be that they are due toa re
ulsive force emanatinF from the, sun
(poalbly rectrieal) which acts on the
,e(4vil`4 foxn 'the nueleu, and
et tails i differentdie;iconM nc
oing . the molecular costitaution of
%th gtsieu. -Londos saturdosaRviewo.
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L ] * .~~,'  I/,
-Fred Ln' zman, a surviveor of 1
loo, dlied recently at Loonivill:, K
aged eighty four years. At th; batii
of Waterloo he received a bayo.retthroa
in his side.
-'The drains leading fr ml the Phila.
delphia Mint yielded about $;,,(0 wort
of gold and silver at the last annal
scouring. The recovery of metal by that
operation has amounted to $21,6)0 ih
niiuneen years.
-At Ilaverfordwest, England, the
other day, a well-dressed man, in die.
!;rof of aý charge of habitual drunken.
nes,, held uo an umbrella, which he
avowed he had not lost nor mislaid for
fourteen months.
-On a cliff near Rincon Point, in
Ventura County, Cal., the rocks are so
hot as to be unbearable to tIe naked
hand. Sulphur fume; are also notices.
ble in that locality, and from all indi.
cations a fierce fire is raging below the
-The sudden appearance of the com.
et caunwd great consternation among
the r.native population of New Mexico,
and their churches have been crowded
by frigtlened men, women, and chil.
dren, praying that the dire calabities
they fetaed Sight be averted. ; ' .
--tfra love; we're united iaarjiige
by a Phiitdelphia clergyman, the mi7n
promising to call at his htuse the net
day and pas for certifieate, ThiCg .
parted, however, without doing so, and
the clereyman print- a marriage notice
with the words: "No cards, jno cake,
no cash, no certificate." This happen.
ed in the Cityof Brotherly 14ve. ,
-One man who is rightly entted fo
the name of a pioneer of the Pacific
coast region is. John F. Dye, now living
in Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz County,
Cal. He is eighty years old, and wears
his age lightly, being yet hale and veig':
orous. In 1829 he left his native Stte
of Kentucky, joined a trapping expedi
tion to the far West, and after many
wanderings arrived at the puebloof 1
Angeles in 18:32.
-A so.iety is now forming in ..
land to introduce the " partiilpation"
system, of. manufctuarinW, in which a
share of the net profits of an undertak.
ing is allotted to the workmen in addi.
tion to tleirwagespaid at th) fell a'p.
ket rate. No less than one hunhdred
firms on continental Europe are now
worked on this play,, with unmversally
good results. This sociey will seek to
attain its objects by' collebtig tind punb
lishirig detailed information onthe onb.
ject with which its operations are eon.
: /..(J;. ta isp.fch !toni col . Ihri ih
San Luis Obispo County, Cal., the Sher
if; of Los Angeles.arrested a young wo.
nrtan, appa'riehtly' iboit eventeen years
old, and a person in boy's clothes about
thirteen years old, encamped in the
in their possession. On plitaci tem-i
jail it was found that.'iot hit* girls,
who had run away and stolen thehorses
for their jourpf. f;ie ýgihi~
days on their journey, camping out il
the time. They gul to nafe1f lp
and Emma Kea ney, of an bisp'
-Certain features of the new Tay
bride that shall supplant theonewhick
went down with such frightful los d
life appear to have been exactly lxed
upon. Its total length will be 101,000
feet, or about two miles, and calcula
tions are made for double the wind
pressure which the strongest gale will
ever bring to bear upon the bolts. The
wind pressure, is put at twenty.one
p)ounds per square f9ot, a4pd allowanEe,
Is made for fifty-six 'ountd4. Eaic pier'
will be entirely indepeadent pf anold
one, and will be placed in ua oposte
position. It is intended that there hall
be a paraputof wroughlti' .la V.
Two Millions Going Beging.,
In the last few days an advertisemnst
in the "Personals" of the BHrald calling
for information in. referenceto a $,004
000 legacy in England, for which te
heirs are said to'be wanting, has
ed Considerable attehtion. .
the Englhla arwhhd in- ,_
partieulars of tie dase 'e
which snrroundedit with q '.
tory. The firs t W dWAvath
present inquiry was the fol~owingaiV
"tisement, whihyP)est `i
of December 26, 1880:
IMPORTANT-$2,O00,000i-MIS LriM
formerly 8.Haa, tire
sepd her ad
executor of
This will, though neste sinc no
settled in behalf of the above-it .
By order of the executor. . W.
Brown, according to thestatementsde
the lawyer, was . riph young comtt
gentImau from tor'ksire, EngI,
who came to' tlis eontintr~.. 7in.!7
company with osie Alfred' :Wliihrd .
liams, and traveled aboutfor osfolyis
residing a considerable portio.n ,fthe, ,
time inBoston,where he was wel hkla.
Atthe z-r~ur niuusu-D,
fdund dn the reister, and he is recalled
as a tall, I*i /i.ool* 1 'I
man of lavidhlb~.~. le'sai W
have lived4A J W otou l."ait
Where he died is not known, but the
lawyer in qteiiMon elaimtit IMrVW"
ceivqd corroborative information from
some lawyers that Brown's estate in
Yorkshire had been the subject of a will
contest, which had been decided favora
bly to the rights of the Mrs. Back.
us, nee Hayward, of Baltimore,
mentioned in the advertlimesnt; Who
Mrs. Backus was is a poutung feature of
the case, and it i equaly podrrplxing to
guess what her relation to Brown could
have been to have entitled her to the
$2,000,000 Yorkshire estate. : Williams
was in New York last August, before his
return to England. He stopped at'
Astor House, where he is still remem
bered. It is now supposed that Wil
liams, as well as Mrs. Backus, has also
.died, and n, trace aItsthus ft bqeq
found to the heirs or' nin oeithr'
of the persons involved in the mystery.
It is a remarkable fact in these days,
when "bogus" claimants to large inher
itances spring up like mushrooms, thast
not a single reply has been received by
the English lawyer to the advertisments
which have appeared in the Herald for
three or four days. Williams was sop
posed to have been searching for the
nebilous Mrs. Backus last August, and
to'have died broken-hearted from the
kIg ledge that the vast estate might be
div4d from its rightful owner, thefsir
Mrs. Backus, in case of his death. It is
Iabr sought to find the heirs of Williams
and Mrs. Backus in prder that they uight
accept the estaei, bt thts farndasehidn
has crowned the efforts of the English
lawyers engaged in this noble search on
obbth hemispheres. Thus far there hive
been many English estates for which
merican heirs have been advertIl
which have shown themselvesof rtther
ihadowy and evanescent nature, but the
English lawyer claims that there is no
doubt of this cosy little 6$2,, .00 pr0, -l
erty actaally awaiting in Yorkshire the
firs true-blooded Williams and Backol
that may turn unp,!ew Yr ·r ; lr~f

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