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VOL IX. BENTON, MONTANA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1883. NO. 16 POETRY. YIRS. HOWE'S POEM. Editor Tribune: I wa.s much interested in your reporter's accot.nt of a conversation with Julia Ward Howe and eepecialIy in her reminiscence of the genesis of that noble contribution to itera tui e, her "'Battle hymn." Will you not reproduce the line,, if only to jog th. memory of ageneration th it is fast forgetting the trial hour of the nation? R. TIHE BATTLE HYMN. i ne eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lordi; Ile is tramping out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are tored; lie bath lUeed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword Hiis T uth is marching on. I hae seen Him in the watch-fires of an hundred circling camps; 1 can read His righteous sentence in the dim and flaring lamps. His day is marching on. I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel; A s ye deal, with My contemners, so My grace with you shall deal; Let the here born of woman crush the serpent with his heel, since God is marchingon. lie hath sounded forth the trumpet that shall nev er call retreat; lIe is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgement seat; 0, be swift, '.iy soul, to answer and be jubilant, my feet! Our G~id is marching on." In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me; As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on. JUDGE LYNCH. When a Community Feels That Legal Punishment does Not Always Punish. A Silent Body of Men with Tightened Lips ansd Close-Shut Teeth and a Iody Swinging To and Fro. From the Detroit.Free Press. You may have seen a street riot. That is simply the outer circles of a whirlpool. A shower of brick-bats-a surge up and down-broken heads-a cry of "polfce!" and your crowd scatters like sheep, and slink away like curs. A mob sets out to resist the authorities. Nine out of every ten men in it are cow ards. They boast and brag and encourage, but they keep their own bodies in the back-ground. They want to see some one hurt, they know that law will triumph, and they want to be. able to prove that they are simply lookers on. One brave man will walk into a mob and defy and over-awe it. A brutal outrage has been committed It is an affair that stirs the blood of sons and brothers and brings a dangerous light to the eyes of husbands and fatie'rs. There is no boasting or shouting. Knots of men gather here and there, and they speak with fierce earnestness, but in low voices. No mob surges up and down-no wild yells rend the air-no crowds furnishes drink to excile young men to foolish deeds. "Lynch him !" It is not shouted. but spoken in whispers or read in each other's eyes. Every man has obeyed the laws-every man would peril his life in aiding to enforce them, but there is a feeling that legal punishment ,does not always punish sufficiently. "Lynch him!" When men who never partake of a meal without bowing the head in prayer whis per those words, look out! The heart burns and thrills. For the time being law is nothing. Fathers whisper it to sons, brothers whisper it to each other, mer chants to mechanics. Lips tighten and grow pale, teeth shut close, eyes flash as you never saw them before. The knots of men gather into groups the groups consolidate into a crowd. The leader takes his place,and instinctively the crowd realizes that he is the proper per son. Speeches and orations are not in or der-ropes are ! See now ! Teeth shut tighter as the crowd moves. Not a man would turn back from a loaded cannon. It moves ahead, but it swirls and hisses and gurgles like a river vexed by rocks. It is the whispers, the quick answers, the pale faces which tell you what danger lurks in the crowd-a noisy crowd can be scattered. It will fall to pieces itself. A silent body of men will take your life if every man has to peril his own. It is the jail. Key or no key, the pris oner must come out. The crowd would a have him if a score of grated doors had to ii be battered down. Ile does not plead for s4 mercy. One look around him tells him e] that his life is hungered for with such in- P tensity that prayers would be mockery. He may look up at the harvest moon and k the star-studded heavens, but he sees noth- cl ing. He is dazed and awed by the grim C silence of the band. to "Halt!" n No voice commands, but here is the tree. a The whirlpool stands still for a moment. a Faces grow a little whiter, but t0he eyes of tl every man show a dogged determination Si that would blaze into desperation if oppos- | ed, The noose is rapidly adjusted, there t is a falling back, and with a groan of ter- | ror and despair trembling on his lips the T guilty wretch swings in the air. The. e creak of a limb, the calls of a night bird, [ the deep breathing of men are plainly D heard as the body swings to an fro turns sla round and round as the death struggle goes V( on. * * * * a ( It is morning. Merchants are behind vt their counters, mechanics at the bench, fI sons at school. There is no sign that last night was not one of tranquility and peace. Men speak women and children laugh as they walk around-the cyclone has passed. The jail doors are being re paired, the tree no longer holds a corpse, and a stranger would look upon this face and that and whisper to himself: "What good nature I see in every line of their countenances! They are obedient to lay and enforce the best of order." Riots are the work of demagogues and boasters. Mobs are created by cowards. When men turn out with whispered voices and shut teeth to take the law into their own hands, Judge Lynch has opened court and sentenced a man to die. GEN. NELSON A. MILES A Pleasant Chat with the Veteran Indians Fightrr on Politics and the Future of the Northwest. Gen. Nelson A. Miles. now command ing the department of the Columbia, ar rived in St. Paul with his family yesterday morning, direct from Boston, where he has been sojourning for the past few weeks. He is the living embodiment of health, and to a Pioneer Press reporter he stated that his visit home had been in all respects a very pleasant one. Gen. Miles is to some extent interested in the'politicalout look. Referring to the prominent candl dates for the presidential nomination, he stated in regard to Mr. Tilden that the old gentleman is in some respects physically helpless, which would seem to negative Henry Waterson's Tilden boom letter pub lished in the Courier-Journal last summer. Gen. Miles had passed some time of late near Yonkers, N. Y., contiguous to Mr. Tilden's summ:er residence, Greystone. He stated tha-' Uncle Samuel never goes out without an attendent, and it is almost impossible for him to raise his hands to his face. The :New York Sun, while boom ing Holman, has overlooked no opportuni ty to testify to the almost painfully rugged health of the philosopher of Greystone. Mr. Arthur was a living example of the truth of the proposition that any respecta ble gentleman of respectable attainments is capable of fulfilling the duties of the executive. Mr. Arthur has done very well under the circumstances; his appointments having been good ones, and his admin istration very good, without brilliant features. He doubted, however, whether Mr, Arthur had any chance of securing the nomination for the presidency. As to Gen. Butler. Well, Gen. Butler has the ability-and a smile suggested the rest. He considered it a striking instance of Gen. Butler's ability and determination that notwithstanding the hostility of the leading people; and the condemnation of the leading journals of Massachusetts, he had come to be governor of that great com monwealth. THE NOYRTHERN PACIFIC. Gen. Miles came east on the first through train over the Northern Pacific from Port land. He believed the road had a great future before it, and as to material advan tages and -resources, he believed them greater than those of the Central and Southern Pacific railways combined. The lumber interests of Oregon, especially on Puget sound, are greater than the uninitia ted have any knowledge of, the salmon canning industry has grown to immense proportions; and Portland has already come to be the third city of its size in wealth and importance on the continent. The route through which the Northern Pacific passes is rich in material resources; its minerals, its wheat, its lumber and its cattle-raising industry are four great inter ests which combined, are sure to stamp this great transcontinental highway in time as one of the most important if not greatest, in the world. A large immigra tion is already flocking to the North Pacific coast from South and East. What will it grow to in the near future is beyond the power of any one to estimate. Gen. Miles is very much pleased with his Pa cific coast station, and finds Portland and vicinity very agreeable. Referring to St. Paul, the general took occasion to testify his appreciation ot its rapid growth. He predicts that in fifteen years the two cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will contain as many inhabitants as are now contained in Chicago, namely, about 600,000. "St. Paul," he said, "has got a splendid start and is full of vigor. I think it has the as surance of a grand future." Relative to army changes the general was painfully reticent. Acorns From Which These Oaks. A reporter with an heraldic turn of mind has been searching the dim records of the past as to the quondam occupations of the atrical people who have grown prominent in their professions. The result of his re searches are as follows, the names in par enthesis being the alleged real ones of the parties who have changed their designa tions: Adelaide Neilson, barmaid; F. F. Mac kay, schoolmaster; Tony Pastor, circus clown; Frank Mordaunt (Markham), bar tender; Joseph Emmet, bootblack; George Clark (Peter O'Neil), savings bank jani tor; Ada Rehan (Sarah O'Neil), school marm; Walden Ramsey (Wm. Remsen), salesman of hardware; Gerald ,Eyre (Stew art), professional cricketerl ojl, Stevens (Tim Mahoney), painter and tlaa'er; Ar thur Bell, architect; Cyril Searle (Joseph 'Searle), typographer; Berthy Welby (Martha O'Rielly Cutter) domestic; Vic tor Caporil, barber; Frank Bangs, attor ney; Willie ;Edouin (B vºer), hostler; William Carleton (Standing), hotel clerk; Tom Keene (O'Reilly or Eagleson), butch er; Ed Buckley, boxer; John Howson, violinist; Billy Florence, (Conlon), ne s boy and super; Oliver DavlidBy r b'o*i David, no Byron), call boy; Charule - Ian, medical student; Lawrence tBarre (Brannigan), restaantat waiter; ei~ta Vinton, artist's model; ChareW nham (Culverwell)ý u ; W.' son, street laot;o o merle, drug. elrk:is john p ulough, fonndryman Jeff Davis at His Throat. Elisha Kisner, a modest, unpretending gentleman of this town, says the Watson ton (Pa.) Record, was a member of the Third Pennsylvania heavy artillery which was stationed at Fortress Monroe, when Jefferson Davis was taken there, soon af ter his capture. Mr. Kisner was detailed, among others, to stand guard over the rebel chief. In an interview with Mr. Kis uer the other evening, he gave an interest ing account of what occurred during this period of nearly a year. "Did I never tell you how old Jeff took me by the throat?" he asked, while he shook all over with laughter. "-Weil, it was something in this way: There were two sentries in Jeff's room, and this night I happened to be on duty. Davis was ly ing on his bed, apparently trying to get a nap, and our orders were to pace his room constantly, but under no consideration to speak or to enter into conversation with him. My shoes, which were then new, screeched as I passed his bed, and this seemed to annoy him. Once as I passed him he turned to me and growled out: "1 wish you'd make less noise." I replied: "'I wish you'd keep quiet." Then he turn ed over with his face to the wall, and I kept walking on, back and forward, past his bed. In a minute or two he growled again : 'Can't you keep quiet ?' To this I 1eplied; 'Can't you hold your jaw ?' Then he got up and commenced to walk the floor, mad as a caged lion. I passed him and turned to go back, when 1 met him about the middle of the room. Just as I was about to repass him he suddenly sprang at me, and with his left hand caught me by the throat. I struggled to loose, but he held me as though I had been in a vice. I could not use my gun, as he held me close to him. I struggled for breath, but he had shut off my wind. The scuffle drew the attention of the other guard in a moment and also the officer outside, when he rattled his sword against the iron-grated door, and then old Jeff let loose of me and went back to his bed. I tell you I wad weak in the -knees when he did let go, and though he only held me a moment or soit seemed like an hour. "Before this occurred an old reb outside, who had the privilege of bringing Jeff his meals, used to bring in lots of tried and stewed oysters, and many other things we soldiers couldn't get. He nearly always brought more than old Jeff could eat, and Jeff used to give us lots of good things, but after this fuss he'd always throw ev erything that was left out of the window, and wouldn't even give us a smell to save our lives. He was a spunky old cuss, I tell you." Woman's Pluck and Man's Cowardice. New London Day: "No," said the den tist. "I never tell women anything but the truth. If I tell a man an operation may be painful he is apt to find some ex cuse for delaying it, or even dodging it al together. But a woman would deliberate ly walk to the chair if she thought her head were to be yanked off. Give me a woman for cool pluck every time." *'But children ?"j "It is both wrong and foolish to deceive a child about such things. If he is told he is not to be hurt, and then is hurt, he will never take your word again, and will hate you, and resort to almost any means to keep away from a dental office afterward. I always tell a child the operation hurts a little, but that I will be careful. I can usually play on a child's pride and make him. very brave. If he is handled proper ly he will train his pluck for the most pain ful operation, and usually when he is dis missed from the chair he is surprised that the pain has been no more severe. You know the extent of pain, or, indeed, of everything, is not to be measured by com parison with one's expectation of what is to be done." "You have to deceive men, do you ?" "Yes, generally. They are consummate cowards. Yesterday I had one of my friends pull his own tooth." "Hlow ?" "He wished me to look at his teeth and tell him What they required, and was very careful to instruct me to do nothing more than look at them. I found one that could not be saved, and should be extracted at once. I knew if I told him he would not let me take it out, so I slipped some for ceps in my pocket when be was not look ing and went on fumbling with his face, occasionally putting a finger into his eye. until he concluded it would be safer to keep his ptepers closed. By quick and precise work I had hold of the tooth with the forceps before he knew what was up, but as soon as he felt the pain he grabbed my hand and pushed it away so frantically as to throw forceps, tooth and all through the window in front of him.'; Odd Things the Deaf and Dumb Learn. Post Dispatch. A very curious thing about deaf mutes is the rapidity with which they learn the meaning-and the use of slang words and phrases. The ordinary street language of the day seems to be every bit as familiar to them as it is to the people whose organs of hearing are not impaired, and they will say, in their own way, Wit t iet. your boots '" or, "You bet your eet life.!" with as munh ease and grace as if they had it at their tongue's end all their lives, One of the afflicted young men whom I asked for an explanatieg this .. Ak able fact said the deajd~ iutes got their Sthey were great rtrs otf te papers, ad npoid uie bhrae or ord just the moment it made its a . They n ~op t on igit Mifft "bt also oI TELEG APRI A SINGULAR EXPERIENCE. Was It a Spirit! Was It a Ghost! Was It Hallucination. OAKFIELD, Wis., Oct. 25.-The "spook" story from this town which recently ap peared in the columns of the Tribune, and which produced comet ing of a sensation in neighboring cities oad villages, particu larly when our beautiful and peaceful lo cality is known, ibut one of a number of singular experieies by several well known citizens dairing the past two or three years. Anything that touches upon the supern atural has a wonderful interest, and we read these stories in print, or listen to their recital with the keenest relish, however, much we may scoff and sneer at spirits or spiritual life and man'ifestations. The singular circumstance I am about to relate is not one of the character usually attributed to spirit; hence believers in spiritual intelligenee and manifestations will find difticulty-in explaining them. There is not a person living who has ar rived at the age of 4 years, but has had some sort of singularaexperience, has met with something that was and is to them unexplainable, and Caused uneasiness of mind at the time. Therefore it will not do for us when we hear or read of one of them to say it is a---lie, no matter how high and reliable the character of the in dividual or how recent the occurrence. If we cannot FATHOM THE MYSTEY we can only lay it by the side of others of life's experiuce, including our own, and await developments which a superior in telligence may to bring us when we cross to the other shore of the dark river. It is well known to residents of this town the past 10 or 12 years, that on a cer tain road not very far from this village, singular scenes have been witnessed and noises heard. On this same road some two months ago a well-kno wn physician was passing along at about 11 a. m., ac companied in his buggy by a young male friend. Approaching the house of a well known resident, and while yet some dis tance from it, the physician remarked that he would have to. stop at the house on business, but a few moments later both gentleman saw the man coming toward them in the road and congratulated them selves that they would be obliged to stop but for a moment. But coming'to where they should have met the man HE COULD JT90 BE SEEN, or found, and inquiry At his house reveal ed the fact he was in Fun du Lac, and he did not return until toward evening. But now comes the most singular part of the story. The man saw the physician and his friend, though nine miles away, arrang ed the business as the physician had in tended, and paid some money for him in pursuance thereof, before his return home. These facts were developed next day in an interview between the parties. Where and when the meeting took place, and how the man learned that the payment of the money was just the business the doctor wanted to see him about, is one of the things no fellow can find out. But, as before stated, this town has been prolific in similar singular doings. Kaukux Sentenced. ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 27.-In the Banks county kuklux case eight prisoners were found guilty on every charge in the indict ment. They will be sentenced on Mon day. Judge McCoy in his charge was very severe in his condemnation of the so called kuklux crimes. He said it was strange that men should so forget their manhood, and so forget their God and the laws of their country as to permit them selves to do such thingson the poor help less negro. It is a disgrace to humanity and to society, and I say as a citizen of the United States and as an observer, nothing has tended so much to bring this southern country into disgrace, nothing has tended so much to put the balance of the United States against us as this kind of outrage. They are mean, they are disgraceful, they are horrible, they are things with which people out of this country cannot compre hend or understand. The convicton created a sensation, as the ringleaders are men of considerable property and members of a large family In Banks county named Yar borough. Four of the family--Jasper, James, Ditmus and Neal--were tried and convicted. Lorick Streetman,E. H. Green, Bold Emory and Stalry Lademan were the others. Jasper Yarborough was leader of the gang. The charges against him was that he had committedjoutrages on negroes because the negroes voted for Hon. Emory Speer for congress. Speer was defeated and appointed United States district at torney so it fell to his lot to prosecute the kuklux. The charge of Judge McCoy was 'so liberal for the defense that acquittal was considered certain. When the verdict was read, convicting the entire gang, several broke down and sobbed audibly. The prisoners were handcuffed and taken to jail. Their counsel will make an effort to secure a new trial. The penalty is from one to six years in prison. This is the first conviction of kukih x in Georgia. Thoe Dy saite Prisoners. H.Arax, Oct. 27.--The examination of the- ynamDite prl*. iottrb J cken and Holmes, was resumed to-day. Connel r t pr;oseqton 1 that they fp ofor r for e the ground of their being no Canadian law under which the warrant could detain them. The prosecution responded citing English precedents for committal to trial in similar cases. The court adjourned un til Tuesday to consider the matter. Lawrence Barretts Nine Weeks, En. gagement. NEW YORK, Oct. 27.-Lawrence Barrett brought to a close to-night at the Star Theater an engagement of nine weeks. Its manager says the average receipts each night were $1200. As Mr. Barrett receives 50 per cent. of this sum his earn ings must be on the border of $40,000. At the close of the scen.e on the Grand square of Rimini, Barrett acknowledged the many calls and came before the curtain-or, rather, the curtain was raised for him. When the applause welcoming him ceased, Barrett said this venture was entirely his own; that Mr. Lester Wallack, a brother actor, had done for him and the play much more than he (Wallack) had promised. speaking of the press, people and himself, Barrett said. To all I return an artist's thanks-an artist who has labored, perhaps unsuccess fully, to make himself prominent in assi t ing and forwarding the literature of his country, and is proud of being an Ameri can in every sense of the word. Before I shall have the happiness of coming before you again, I shall appear before a foreign audience. What the result may be no one can tell; but I feel full of hope. I trust, in connection with this, you will pardon me if I make a few remarks concerning my friend Henry Irving, England's distin guished artist, supported by eminent artists from the Lyceum Theatre cempany. While our own Mart Anderson is playing on his stage with great sucess, I trust he will meet with the liberal and cordial sup port due to his merit as an artist, and in recognition of what he did for the art of which I have the honor to be a member, and that you will receive and extend to him a liberal support due to an artist of such celebrity and distinction. Speaking again of himself, Mr. Barrett said : I have been your servant for a quarter of a century and have been associated with the drama since the first appearance of America's greatest actor-one of the great est actors in the world--Mr. Booth. Were I to attempt to tell you all I feel on this present occasion I should be unmdertakirig a task which I could not fulfil, and which you have not probably the patience to hear. When my foreign engagement is conclud ed I shall return to you with anxiety and and happiness for this to be my home. MARY ANDERSON'S SUCCESS. London, Oct. 27.- Mary Anderson ap peared to-night in the "Lady of Lyons" before a crowded and enthusiastic house. She was recalled several times and renew ed the success she achieved in "Ingomar." The Prince of Wales witnessed the per formance. HENRY IRVING. NEW YORK, Oct, 27.-At the dinner in honor of Henry Irving, the distinguish ed English actor, given by the Lotus Club this evening, covers were laid for nearly two hundred guests. Every seat'was oc cupied. Whitelaw Reid, editor of the Tri bune and president of the club, had his on right the distinguished guest of the eve ning. The other special guests were Chief Justice Noah Davis, Hon. William Henry Smith, Joseph Jefferson and E. Randolph Robinson. A Shocking Deed. NEWCASTLE, Pa., Oct. 27.-This morn ing James Hogan, aged 18 years, deliber ately placed a revolver to the head of a little 6-year-old boy named Willie Harris and pulled the trigger. The ball entered the head at the left temple and lodged at the base of the brain. Young Harris is still living, but death is only a question of a few hours. Hogan, who has been ar rested, claims he did not know it was loaded. A Brave Woman and Boy. LONE LADY, Tex., Oct. 27.-To-night two drunken roughs named Stanley and Turner stopped at the house of Mr. Mort zinger, and Stanley called him oat and cut him to pieces before his wife and child. Mrs. Mortzinger armed herself with .an axe handle and attacked them, while the little son brought out his father's gun and attempted to shoot. The gun was wrench ed from his hands by Stanley, and threat ening to kill the woman and child if they raised an alarm, the pair departed. An alarm, however, [was given and a posse was soon raised. If they are caught they will be lynched. Counterfeits. BosToN, Oct. ,27.-A man giving the name of Charles Bertiene, a native of Dublin, was arrested for attempting to ex change five £10 notes on the Provincial Bank of Ireland for American money. The notes were alleged to be counterfeits. Five others were found concealed on his person. Bertlene claims to have arrived in the city to-day and that he received the notes in a trade in IrelAnd, supposing them to be genuine. -Shoif ts fatherts Murderer. Naw OtziANs, Oct. 27.-While Alfred Geuiet, colored, was on his way to the criminal court in chargef OfOIi Domi nick this morning to recive ,a life sen tence for the ~iiMr oft.:o.iie su John Cofery ast April, the idest so of Cof who was iMi dc b ampart and Ooatlstreet, and asu m in thesd. BRIEFLETS. Cincinnati has a railway club. New York had 572 deaths last week. Texas has 20,000 miles of coal fields. Cincinnati's college of music is full of pupils. Fall sowing is about done in Northern Illinos. Buncombe county, N. C., is overrun with wolves. Last week 5,780 immigrants landed in New York. Watermelon sugar is a budding Georgia industry. Wheat proves to have been badly rusted in Ontario. Hannah Day, Troy's colored centena rian, is dead. Mormon missionaries are at Work in Chattanooga. Seventy-one counties in Georgia prohibit liquor selling. The Ohio river is very low, and boats are nearly laid up. There are 12,800 cart and wagon licenses in New York. Cincinnati makes two-thirds of the cof finse used in the South. Cincinnati is inclined to make heavy contracts for granite pavements. Cincinnati's clearing house exchanges last week were $10,103,000. New York has three grand lodges of Masons, and a big split is feared. A maniac, living in a den in the woods, has startled Troy, N. Y. The steamer Massdam, from Rotterdam arrived in New York last week. Mrs. Irving Barker of Corning, N. Y., has a week-old baby with eight teeth. The Chicago Prisoners' Aid society asks for a tund to co ntinue its work. Vennor announces the first cold snap the 3d, 4th and 5th of November. Since the Canadian cotton mills shut down 2,000 hands have been out of work. New York Irishmen will meet at Syra cuse Nov. 21 to organize a State league. Private clubs in Chicago cannot be taxed for selling liquor to their members. Chicago offers to take the Boston exhibi tion after it closes in the latter city. Mapleson's injunction against Del Puente's singing for Abbey has been dis solved. The new Coliseum is Cincinnati's finest theatre, but the people do not like the name. Lewis, Rose Ambler's lover, is offered $600 to clerk two months in a New Haven hat store. A Toledo brewer claims to own 134 sa loons, and control the vote of their nomin al proprietors. At a secret meeting in Cleveland $10, 000 was pledged to wage an agitation against Mormonism. Baltimore oyster men want to lengthen the period of rest for the oyster beds from April to October. Toledo is to have a new evening daily, the Bee staff having arranged to quit, and go in for themselves. The Anchor line will take off their Live pool line during the winter. The city of Rome will be laid up. The total number of names registered in New York city this fall is 182,144. This is 14,000 less than in 1882. At a recent election of trustees in Mr. Talmage's church a ticket hostile to him appeared, but was overwhemingly beaten. The proposed park at Niagara falls is to include 118 acres, thirty-seven of which are on the mainland and the rest on Islands. The men arrested for tarring and feath ering Houston at Trumbull, Conn., were discharged, the complaining witnesses not appearing. Two Polish Jew ministers, one from Mobile and one from Kansas City, were married simultaneously at Coshocton, Ohio, Sunday. S. Walsh of Hamilton, Ont., has begun a suit for $5,000 damages for breach of prom ise against Mrs. Rice of Duncas, formerly Miss Booth, Miss Ringler drank a glass of Reading (Pa.) hydrant water in the dark. Bones of fishes that had died in the pipes nearly strangled her. Miss King whose large nose' got into the Nashville American unfavorably, will carry her libel suit to .he supreme court of the United States. The Seventh regiment armory in New York is used by the Lawn Tennis associa tion. It affords room for forty-eight play ers, twelve courts in all. When David Adams' body was found at Center White Creek, N. Y., $35,000 in se curities were found in the house. He had starved himself to death. The "Russian Leather" Secret. Chicago Times. "I think that is a mistake," said Mr. Pliny Jewell, of Jewell & Sons, when shown a published statement to the effect that American tanners have never been able to closely imitate the beauty and odor of the celebrated Russia leather. "I be lieve Russia leather is now made at or near Newark. I know my brother, when minister at St Pgtersburg, discovered the secret. You have heard the manner of the discovery, have you not ?" 6.0i ar . ta r versions ofeth." i"WellJ tell;", the true version. Over in a they didn't thlink he had any praCeicl knol#ge of pchbanics thq z n be Jut helpless h they. O€ealhe was glg throuh a tannery wi& some of the al*l $eachis g ewy he notid a e & . dn't sweetase p.· 4i its character, and thrust his fingers in several times as a sort of investigation. There was no handy washing-room, so he completed the tour with his soiled hands, but as soon as he reached his room he washed up. In passing the right hand over his face-as all men will you know- he crught his nose between his thumb and finger. There, most certainly, was the odor of Russia leather. 'Russian leather to be sure,' he exclaimed In ec stacy. He repeated the operation and found the same odor. The secret was out. He didn't know what the agents used, but it proved they were employed, not to produce the fragrance, but because they were cheap. The general immediately wrote to Mr. Schultz, of The Shoe and Leather Reporter, and the process was tried in this country. The base of it was asafaetida, which is also, as you may know, the base of Worcestershire sauce. Do 1 think the beauty of Russia leather has ever been reproduced here ? Oh, yes, I belieye it has; but the color is all there is to it. You find Russia leathe~pocket books for 50 cents, do you not? T'he odor is genuine, isn't it? Well, that's not the imported material, but the leather suc cessfully tanned' here by the Russian method." He Thinks She Will Live to Rue It Mt. Morris Letter in New York' Sun. About a month ago a man giving his name as Edwin Kindmark, accompanied by his wife, a har.dsome young woman, came to Mount Morris. Kindmark was a photographer. lie bought out a gallery in this place. A few days since Roland Smith, aged 55, of Coldwater, Mich., put in an appearance. He clainec KLnd dmark's alleged wife as his wife, Betsey Smith. Early last month, he said, he had given his wife $500 to buy some articles she wanted. He hadn't seen her since until he found her with Kindinark in Mount Morris. "I suppose you have spent my money," said the Michigan husband to his wife on meeting her, "and that ends that. All I came on here for was to see whether this man could give you a good living, and if he could I intended to take you away from him. After looking him over, I see that he'll have pretty hard scratching to get you enough to eat and wear, and so I'll leave you with him, because it will serve you right." And with these stolical remarks the old gentleman took the next train on his way back to Michigan. Smith is a wealthy Englishman. Miss Field's Missionary Work. Minneapolis Tribune. Miss Field, the well known missionary to China, laboring under the auspices of the Minnesota Baptists, addressed the con gregation of the First Baptist church last evening. The feature of her address con sisted of a written statement of a Chinese woman who had been converted to Chris tianity. It detailed the moral and physi cal degredation in which the woman had been sunk before her eyes were happily opened, and pictured only as one who had undergone the horrors of lower Chinese life could depict them, and was decidedly the most graphic portrayal ever submitted to a Christian congregation in Minnesota. Miss Field regretted that the physical ex haustion consequent upon her protracted labors and the fatigues of travel precluded the possibility of her devoting as much time as she could wish to Minnesota on this visit. Her time was limited, and her engagements many and exacting. People had asked her in the East, after her re turn to America, how it 'happened that she, a New Yorker, had become a mis sionary of the Minnesota Baptists. She could only answer that she had learned to love the Minnesota Baptists after they had shown their love for her, and she delight ed in being their representative. After the address Miss Field visited the Lovedish chapel at Mt. Airy and addressed the con gregation. An informal reception in her honor will be held at the residence of Rev. R. R. Riddell, 249 East Tenth street, from 3 to 5 this afternoon. Ups and Downs of Lawn Tennis. Whitehall Times. It is seldom that anything of eventful importance arises from the playing of lawn tennis. However, a young fellow has just been beaten out of $100,000 by it, and it happened in this way. He was playing lawn tennis with his sweetheart; her mamma--a widow lady-was seated under the greenwood tree, conversing with an admirer of hers, one she hoped to bring to the front in the near future. He was just telling her that she was looking as youth ful as her daughter-a standing assertion -and she softly acknowledged the sweet impeachment. Just then her daughter's lover raised his snow-shoe to send the ball over into the next county, when the in fernal implement flew from his hand, made a tangent on tihe tree, whacked the old lady over the head and knocked off her beautiful wig; it then performed a semi circle on ma's jaw, and sent a shower of teeth into her lap; all disclosing to the as tonished old admirer a poor, bald-headed, slippery-lipped,wagging-jawed female. He bid her a hasty good evening and took his departhre. The young man who was the cause of this fateful calamity poured forth profuse apologies, but all to no avail. The old lady said she would not allow her daughter to marry a man who so easily lost his grip. He went with tears in his eyes. Was it Mlary Churchilli TEBBE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 30.-Dr. Robt. Van Valzah, a dentist of this city and a cousin of Mary Churchill, the missing St. Louis girl, was Visited yesterday evening about dusk by a young weman. Being busy all the ti d about to leave his o1fce, he only asw hfr for a ftw nea)nEn. ofMe n sinc.