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To the city
Farmer Chitty,
Piain, but gritty,
Came one day;
And he wandered,
And he pondered,
On his way.
Thus while gazing
At amazing
Sights, and praising
All he saw;
He wa. taken
Hand was shaken
By mistaken
Mr. Sha s.
Who to right it
And requite it,
Him invited
To a smile;
And the farmer
To the former
Grew a warmer
Friend the while.
Soon, e'ated,]
And infl.ted,
Chitty waited
For the deal;
When some aces
Showed their faces
Two hard cases
Made him squeal.
In the city
Stood the gritty
Farmer Chitty,
Cursing all.
Not a penny
Of the many
Had he, any
More to call.
Home returning
Through the burning
Sand, and learning
Hlow to tr.tmp,
Spouse she took him
And she shook him,
Grit forsook him.
And she wouldn't believe a blamed word he said
in explanation.
-Texas Siftings.
-1 ea as aMjirngs.
An Incident of California Life Thirty
Years Ago.
San Francisco Bulletin.
"Speaking of old bums," remarked
Charley Blackburn, "did I ever tell you
how we run Cocktail Jim out of Marys
ville, Cal., in '52?" Cocktail Jim was the
hardest case I ever saw. During all the
time I was in Marysville I never knew
him to eat a meal or do a minute's work.
Hle just loafed around Boston Harry's
monte saloon and drank, and drank, and
drank-always cocktails, After loafing
around the town for a year he got to be a
great nuisance, and the boys tried various
ways to freeze him out. But he never
lost control of himself, no matter how
much he drank, and there appeared to be
no method of making him tired of Boston
larry's saloon.
"Well, one day I arrived in town, hav
ing been down to Sacramento for a load of
supplies, when I saw from a distance a
big crowd of men in the middle of the
street, with Cocktail Jim in charge. Just
a week before they had elected me justice
of the peace. As I drove up one of them
said: "Ah, here comes the judge; we can
try him at once.'
"I asked what was the trouble. It
didn't take more than two minutes to find
out. It seems that Cocktail Jim had been
tired out of Boston Harry's early the night
before and slept in the open lot. Early in
the morning he got up famishing for a
drink; the first man he met was Pete
Warner. 'Pete,' says he, 'I aint had a
bite to eat for three hull days. Let me
have a dollar.' Pete didn't like to do it.
After talking some time, Pete took outa
0 counter feit Mexican dollar and gave it to
him. 'There,' lie says, 'get something to
eat, but no whisky.' Jim promised,
thanked him, and they parted. Pete at
once rushed up to Boston Harry's, know
ing Jim would walk around a litt4e and
then step in and get a cocktail, and told
Harry that when Jim attempted to pass
the dollar to arrest him for shoving coun
terfeit coin.
"In about ten minutes, sure enough,
Jim came in, ordered a cocktail, and un
+ corcerned like, flipped the dollar up and
let it fall on the counter. The cocktail
was made in the best of style, and Jim
drank it down. 'But,' said the barkeeper,
'give me some other noney. I heard
from the sound of this that it is not good.'
Jim confessed at once that the dollar was
all the coin that he had. A lot of the boys
gathered around and the sheriff was sent
for and he was placed under arrest.
"When I arrived Jim was about scared
to death. The boys had been talking of
hanging him right there. "Well, we'll
try him," said I. The jury found him
guilty without leaving their seats.
"I then addressed the prisoner, telling
him how clearly he had been caught pas
sing bad money, something against the
peace and dignity of the State; but presu
ming that he had a mother living who had
- thought something of him sometime, or a
loving sister, or a law-abiding brother, I
would be merciful and give him the light
est penalty the lawallowed. I then sen
tenced him to twenty-one years in the
State prison.
"When he heard this he fairly howled,
his red, swelled eyes just oozed with tears.
But it was no use; the sheriff snatched
him and began to move through the
crowd. I got down from the dry-goods
box and edged up to him. 'Can yourun?'
I whispered. 'Run,' he whispered back,
'I can run like a quarter-horse.' 'Well,
said I, 'there is some doubt, butI couldn't
helpit, you know. The law says so and
so, and we judges have to follow the law.
sow, I'11 tell you what I'll do,' still
whispering, 'I'll call the sheriff off as if
to speak to him, and when the coast is
clear you run to the river as though the
devil was after you. The boys will shoot
some probably, but don't mind that--just
"So I called the sheriffto one side, and
Jim gave a jump. I swear, gentleman, *
that man went like he had wings. The I
roa'I was knee-deep with dust, and the :
Yuba was not 500 feet away but he cleared
the whole distance with 100 men yelling,
- hollering and shooting in the air, and in
five seconds the dust cleared off, he was A
nowhere in sight. We never saw him af
When the laugh had'subsided, some one
asked what had become of the counterfeit
dollar. "Oh," added Charley, "that was
paid into court. The foreman of the jury, H
the sheriff, the district attorney and me
went down the street and passed it off on in
the first barkeeper we met."
A Drunkard's Horrible Death. e3
Winnipeg Free Press. w
A correspondent, J. H. Cameron, of ba
Oak River, sends us the following: A to
horrible accident happened on October 11, w;
at Oak River, township 13, range 23, by sp
which a man named Robert Kerr was ch
burned to death. He had received a large nt
amount of money from his friends in the de
old country, and had been away on a pr
spree for several weeks in Brandon. When ot
he returned, a few days before his death, kr
Mr. Anderson, at whose house he boarded, qu
took the liquor in his possession from him, ca
giving him a daily allowance. He wanted he
more, and threatened to do away with th.
himself if he did not get it. On the morn- po
ing of the 11th, Mr. Anderson and a num- tu
ber of his neighbors left home for Birtle. sh
That evening about dusk, Mrs. Anderson D:
went out to look for the cows, leaving hip
Kerr in a state of partial intoxication up he
stairs. In a short time her brother, re- an
turning from the field, saw the fire shoot wl
out through the thatch of the roof. He Fi
rushed into the house to rescue the unfor- th4
tunate man, but the fire and smoke pre- the
vented his going up stairs, where the fire dry
had started. HIe shouted, but got no he
d answer. There was no window up stairs pre
by which he could be reached, and before as
the neighbors had arrived or anything in
could be done to rescue the man, the up- dal
per floor had fallen in and the house was tin
in a mass of flames. The logs were pul- see
led down and the fire checked as much as wt
could be done. In the morning Mr. Kerr's opt
remains were found. The head, legs and age
arms were burnt away and the upper side of
- of the body, only part of the body and legs ink
e remaining. It is a pretty general impres- he:
sion that the fire which ended his life so
· horribly was the work of the wretched
man himself. Mr. Anderson lost almost
s everything. Mr. Kerr's parents live in thi
Edinburgh and are very wealthy. sec
ing Two Kinds of Girls and the lesson
ea Therefrom.
ver Boston Courier.
ow "What we need," said a gentleman in
be private conversation, "is concentration of
,on energy, and application of it in the right
direction." The person who spoke is a
manufacturer of art furniture, and it was
of by mere accident that he took as an il
a lustration the example of his forewoman in
he the embroidery room. She is a stout Ger
ist man-American girl, with a heavy face and
ce dumpy figure. She always attends to
business. I have known her ever
an since she was a young girl doing embroid
ery work for an uptown firm. We used
It to send her extra pieces to do, and she
nd finally came to us altogether, because we
en paid her better. she has been in demand
pht personally sought after by employers ever
in since she began, for she spends her whole
Sa strength in her work. Her dress is ex
;te tremely plain, and she does not care for
a gayeties. She has no ruinous diversion
ne of interest to prevent her from attending
it, to the matters of first importance."
t a "On the other hand," he continued,
to "we have, off and on, in our embroidery
to room a pretty girl who will never amount
d, to anything. Her ideas of life are miss
at hapen. She is a clever enough embroid
_ eress, but she works half-heartedly, and
nd only when she feels inclined. She won't
Id undertake this piece and says she can't do
ss that. She is always asking favors and
n- doing little irregularities that are harm
less enough but disturbing to business.
h, Her one ambition is dress. She really is
n in her way a ladylike person. She is
id neat and clothes herself in good taste, with
ail no display, but in a style far above her
m condition in life. Not a lady does she see
in the street but she looks at her dress and
rd manners, and even listens to her speech,
1.' to see what she can pick up to improve
as herself. The result is, the poor girl has
cultivated sensibilities which make it un
nt likely that she will ever be contented with
any home that might be offered her, and
ed she has no strong-minded aspiration to in
of dependent to prosperity. By devoting
11 her energy to unproductive channels the
m girl has made herself useless and unhap
py. She is not thinking how her work
ig appears, but of how she herself appears,
ý. and tries to gain admiration and ingratiate
herself personally when what we want
from her is not pretty manners, but a good
u- piece of. embroidery."
a Origin of "Deadwood."
I -
Cincinnati Enquirer.
i- The origin of Deadwood is not gener
ie ally known, yet it none the less illustrates
the waggery of undertakers, as that's the
most considerate term for the trick. A
certain man lost his wife, and ordered a
oe first-class funeral. Everything went off
as in the best style until the coffin was lower
ed into the grave, when, owing to the
" smallness of the hole or awkwardness of
't the attendants, a piece of the coffin was
td chipped off. A friend picked it up and
' handed it to the afflicted husband as a relic
if of his wife. Months having elapsed be
is fore the bill was presented, for it was flrs:
ie clads if the funeral was not. Not paid,
at the undertaker sued. The defendant pro
St duced the piece of coffin, exclali.ing:
id "I've got the deadwood on you. It's not
a, rosewood as you- have Tchaerged ae. bt
!e pine." Hence the word from whichthe f
ie celebrated city in teBlackHfiiteiU ed.
SA Valley City Pastor Deserts His
wife and Creditors, and is Charg
ed with Forgery.
VALLEY CITY, Dak., Nov. 4--Rev.
e Isaac M. Frey, for five or six months
pt astor of the Congregational church of this
's city, has suddenly left for parts unknown.
His financial matters are in a very bad
e shape-that is, for his creditors---he hav
ing converted everything into cash, besides
it is reported, taking $150 of church mon
. ey. Among the property disposed of was
some that was mortgaged. He leaves a
wife and three children in this city in em
ºf barrassed circumstances. Rev. Frey came
L to Valley City from Washington, D. C.,
where he married his present wife last
y spring, he being a widower with three
a children, and she a widow with 'an equal
B number, born of a union with a recently
e deceased, and, it is undersrood, quite
a prominent Washingtonian. At the time
. ot the lady's marriage with Frey she
, knew but little of him, having been ac
, quainted with him but a short time. He
carried recomendations from Michigan,
I however, and his ministerial bearing done
the rest. At this time the lady was
- possessed of the remnant of a small for
- tune, in amount about $3,000. Out of this
she furnished Frey with money to come to
1 Dakota and sent him frequent drafts after
( his arrival here, and he constantly besieged
her for money. This she refused to send,
and Fre: brought her to Valley City,
where she deposited about $2,000 in the
First National bank and took a check
therefor made payable to herself. To this
the reverend forged his wife's name,
drew the money and left Mrs. Frey and
her children penniless. This action seems
premeditated before his arrival in Dakota,
as he left his three children at some point
in the East. Frey is of a small stature,
dark complexion, dark eyes, hair slighty
tinged with gray, and wore, when .last
seen a beard of several weeks growth,
which he will probably cut off at the first
opportunity. He is about forty years of
age, and has the appearance of a blase man
of the wcrld. His wite fainted upon hear
ing of his desertion of her, and is almost
heart-broken on accout of her children.
(onvicted of Musder.
it OMAHA, Nov. 4.-Edward Sholte was
n this morning convicted of murder in the
second degree, the jury having been out
t all night. On July 4, Sholte and Martin
Knight, fellow-laborers at a brickyard, got
into an altercation, and Knight whipped
Sholte. They slept in the same room with
n two other men. That night Sholte re
f mained away, but returned to the board
It ing house the next morning at 4 o'clock,
a and sneaking into the bed room, pounded
5 Knight fearfully with a club as he lay in
- bed. Sholte then ran out of doors, and
n when Knight staggered to the door, Sholte
fired and killed him. Sholte escaped, but
d was arrested near St. Paul a week after
0 ward.
e Murdered by One of the Finest.
d NEW YORK, NOV. 4.--Policeman Wm.
e Conroy Saturday night brought into the
e Twenty-first precinct station house a pris
e oner, Peter Keenan, a furniture mover,
r thirty-four years old. Keenan's head was
e covered with blood, flowing from cuts,
caused by the policeman's club, and in the
r abdomen was a bullet wound. Keenan
3 was removed to the hospital, and died
I soon after. From information obtained by
detectives and statements of witnesses at
the coroner's preliminary examination it
( appears Policeman Conroy had been drink
t ing heavily; that in a liquor saloon, 322
- East Thirty-sixth street, he assaulted sev
- eral persons without cause, and finally at
I tacked Keenan, who was quietly standing
t near the bar, interfering neither with the
) policeman nor anyone else. After shoot
1 ing him without warning, he dragged him
- from the saloon and clubbed him long af
ter he became unconscious. Conroy made
s several contradictory statements about the
a matter.
The Fenians Did It.
LoNDox, Nov. 4.-The panic caused by
I the recent underground railroad explo
sions is increasing instead of diminishing.
The fact that several prominent delegates
to the recent socialistic congress in Lon
don were passengers on the attacked train,
I and were severely injured by the explo
I sions, has convinced the public that the
socialists had nothing to do with the out
rage. The claim of the Rossa-American
Irish that they did the deed has strength
ened the belief among the mass of the
English people that the outrage was the
work of Fenians; and at no time since the
Pcenix park assassination has public in
dignation against all Irish secret societies
been so active and bitter. The London
Sunday Observer of to-day, in a leading
editorial, demands that the government
take notice of these Fenian avowals by
securing the arrest, extradition and trial
of Rossa and his New York colleague8s.
The Observer insists that -the government
owes this to thepeople of England, and
that it should perform the duty, if for no
other purpose than that of ascertaining,
once for all, whether the New York Fe
nian boasts are founded on truth or specu
lative sham. The underground railway
companies, whose property has been im
mensely prejudiced by the exploaionshave,
it is understood, determined to unite in a 4
demand upon the governient for a thor- 4
ough investigation io the beioted connec
tion of the Fenians with tiie ex~ploslen.
eat to stump in the direct interest of the
a campaign throughout Euroe for the]
RandBefors .I& %tLa prtbeed ea-m
Troy farmers, who have blended together
in opposition societies, and threaten to
duck in the county horse ponds every lo
cal English agitator who dares to publicly
assist Mr. Davitt at these meetings. The
Land Reform union means business, how
ever, and have already secured ample po
lice protection for all the meetings.
Mr. Parnell seems to have lost caste.
The meeting held to-day at Skibbereen in
the interest of the Parnellite fund, des
pite all efforts to make it a success, was a
miserable failure. Only jsix persons at
tended, and not one of these was a farmer,
and not a penny was subscribed.
The statement that a baliff was shot dead
Friday night in his own house at Castle
Blackenev, County Galway, is not true.
Significant Sta*istics.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.-The Adjutant
General's new report contains the very
significant admission that in spite of every
effort it has been impossible to find satis
tactory recruits to fill even our nominal
army of 25,000 men, and of those who
were accepted nearly one-half were for
eigners. Another extraordinary feature
of the report is the statement that the
losses by discharge, death and desertion
footed up 9,749 men, or 40 per cent. of the
whole military establishment. During the
year 3,678 men deserted, and apparently
without recapture or inconvenience to
Married Her Aged Defender.
WASHILNGTON, Nov. 4.-The killing of
Adoniarm J. Burroughs, of Chicago,while
a clerk in the treasury department in 1865,
by Mary Harris, will hardly have been
forgotten. The tragic event is recalled to
day by what is a sensation in the legal
world. Mary Harris was tried for mur
der in the criminal court and was acquit
ted. She was defended by James-rad
ley, the oldest practitioner at thei Waa- 1
ington bar. Soon afterwards sfiW was
thought to be of unsound mind, and was
confined foir4ome time in the government
insane Asylum, after which she was dis
charged as cured. Bradley, who has pass
ed his 80th birthday, has married Miss
Harris in Philadelphia. Lawyers now re
call the fact that when the verdict acquit
ting her of murder was announced, there
was great excitement in the .court room,
and Miss Harris turned and kissed her
counsel, Mr. Bradley.
Express Robber) at Portage
PORTAGE, Wis., Nov. 3.-The Ameri
can Express Company was robbed of a
package containing $8,000 atth is place last
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 3.-Portage dispatch:
SA bundle of money, amounting to about
e $6,000 which was in care of the American
t Express Company, was stolen last night.
W. P. Long night transfer agent, had the
packages for Chicago, the St. Paul rail
way company and Milwaukee. In pass
ing through the door of the office the bag
caught on a staple and was torn open on
e the side and the Milwaukee package, be
tween $5,000 and 6,000, fell out, but Long
did not miss it till he reached the car.
B On returning he found the package gone.
Detectives have taken the case, but find
no clue.
Hoosier Train Robbers.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4.-The train on
Wabash, Pacific & St. Louis railroad, go
ing east yesterday morning, was boarded
at Danville junction by four men who
went through one of the passenger cars,
with drawn reyolvers, and obtained about
$ 800 from the affrighted passengers. They
left the train suddenly just as it pulled
out, and no trace has been found of them.
The - same crowd, or similar one, worked
the train on the Indianapolis, Blooming
ton & Western road, which connects at
Danville with the Wabash, by the pick
pocket process, getting $1,200 and a check
for $1,700 on the First National bank of
Clinton, Ill. The check, an overcoat and
a number of pocketbooks were afterward
found alongside the track.
A Bey Murdered.
FOND DU LAc, Wis., Nov.3.-Thelbody of
the Whittmore boy, who has been missing
nine days from Princeton, was found last
night on the edge of the river near the
town, with his throat cut from ear to ear,
and his foreheal smashed in. From the
appearance of :he body- it would seem
the murder had been committed at the
time of the disappearance, but the body
had only recently been placed where it
was found. Lafayette Whittmore, the
boy's father, was to leave town the day of
the disappearance' with his family for
Wausaut to reside there, but the boy did
not come home to dinner. A watch and
chain and some pennies which the boy had
in his pockets were gone, showing rob
bery as well as murder. The boy was 12
years of age. There is much excitement
over the matter.
The town of Maiden is anxious fora
Maiden bank.
The recent extensive fire at Miles City
will prove a:benefit to that town, as most
of the old wooden buildings will be replac.
ed by brick ones.
Major Pease has made the remarkab '
discovery that Montana wea cn be burn
ed in any kind of a stove or -fle-box. Con
nildering the fact that Montan; coal has
begen burned in at kids of sto and 'ire
b :fois r the last Cftep yeams, thekMajor
s·emsnibi ttle late in announeing hi. dis
-~~jBJ- .
- Five Days in a Texas Canon with the
9 Dead Body of His Bival.
e New York World: For 42 years past
Richard Rossitor, commonly known as
"Grandfather Dick," has lived in the i
Southwest. Yesterday he returned to his I
old home on Staten Island. He was soon I
surrounded by a group of relatives and t
a friends, to whom he told many startling
stories, of which the following is among
a the mildest. It should be said that amid I
many temptations to exaggerate "Grand- I
, father Dick" has preserved an untarnish- i
ed reputation for veracity: c
"In 1843, while Texas was yet an inde- E
e pendent republic, I was engaged as mana- I
ger for a herder named Francis Seph. I ]
was encamped with a party of rancheros 1
upon the Rio Grande, near Laredo. Just r
across the river was a Mexican town, also e
- called Laredo. The river at this point is c
' nearly a mile wlpo, but during the dry a
season is fordable. The fall of '43 was t
uncommonly dry, and every day our camp f
was visited by miners and herders from
the Chihuahua mountains. They were
rough, bearded fellows, who would rather
fight than eat, and thought no more of
blazing away with a pistol than I do of
drinking a glass of beer. One night we
heard the familar plash of the mustangs'
hoofs in the water, and scon no fewer
than 30 greasers were lounging about our
big fire. In its ruddy light their fierce,
swarthy faces looked darker and wilder
than ever. Alvic Dederick,
one of my gang, after drinking pretty free
iy, began telling how Dick Tuloul, a
Canadian miner, was very unlucky, never
striking 4,rich,*ut always begging aid of
his comrades.
"'Its a lie," replied the Canadian, who
was lounging in the long, trampled prairie
grass on the other side of the fire; "and
even if it were not, I'd rather beg of the
boys than steal their dust."
" "Vhat do you mean ?" demanded Ded
erick, jumping up, with his eyes spark- f
ling like a tiger's and his hand on his e
knife. e
"You know best what I mean- r
thief!" t
"A moment before you could have n
heard our noise 'way across the river, but h
now all was silent as death. We were as g
still as though turned to stone. In the d
white heat of the Prussian's sudden rage c
his face turned fairly pale as he strode de- r
liberately around the fire to the spot where v
Tuloul stood erect to receive him. n
"No one offered to interfere, for it Was v
not considered in good taste at Laredo to v
meddle in the personal controversies of v
gentzM &g, The men near Tuloul moved a
back a little to make room for the muss. tl
Quick as lightening the ex-convict threw si
his brawny arms about the miner and n
lie then backed deliberately to his former tl
position, chewing the delicious morsel. o
One hoarse, terrible curse came from Tu- li
loul lips as the blood poured down his tl
hairy neck and over his soiled flannel si
shirt. b
"Then, in the midst of a silence broken
only by the crackling of the fire and the
sighing of the night wind in the grass, the
Kanuck in turn stepped toward the Prus
d sian. The two wrestled for a moment in
close embrace, and when they separated
Dederick's nose was missing and Tuloul's
bearded mouth and chin were red. Both
men drew their weapons, when old Nine
fingered Jim, who had the voice of a Tex
as bull, rushed between them and cried:
"Hold on, boys! Ef you are so fond of
fresh meat, have enough. We'll chain you
together and lower you to the bottom of
San Esteban canon. Thar's light enough
down thar ter fight by. Fight till one of
you passes in his chips and then the other
must live for five days and nights on the
dish you both seem so fond of."
"Maddened and writhing with pain, the
two men consented, and the whole party
hurried to the canon, which was about
five miles from camp. It was a mere cre
vice in the earth, San Esteban, but so deep
and dark that it seemed like
To tie a score of lariats together and
lower Tuloul and Dederick into the chasm
was the work of but a moment, with no
f weapons but their knives. Up through
the impenetrable darkness came to us the
faint clash of steel as we leaned over the
edge and strained our eyes vainly for a
glimpse of the belligerents.
"We cannot see nothin' to night, boys,'
i said nine-fingered Jim, in a tone of dis
appointment, 'let's go back an' all promise
r not to come here in five days.' All hands
t promised, but I think that during those
days of suspense more than one man in the
f camp was tempted to break his word.
r Sunset on the filth day found us on the
I brink of the cannon. I leaned over the
I edge and, looking down, saw the shadowy
I motionless forms of two men lying on the
- rocks at the bottom.
a "Alive, Dick?" I called.
t "No answer. 'They are both dead,'
whispered the men. To make sure, how
ever, a burly herdsman was lowered, and
we saw him examine first one body, and
then another. At last he raised a limp
form in his strong arms and gave the
signal to be raised.
"Never shall I forget the awful, sick
t ening feeling that crept over me as we
dragged the two men up. The herds
man's broad saoulder conceale the face
of his burden but whenhn th were lifted
over the brink of th peeeipiee, we recog
nizedý th` sraken, inutflited feamtres of
the Prussian. He was, uonaous, and,
we thought fora long time, dead. . .t
we fred ween is revime . m.
Wih his head Testipg 4gg*& g r
onomio's knee, he told his story, while the
men crowded around to get within sound
a of the feeble voice.
t "Soon after we got down," he said, the
s circus began. Bound together as we were,
a we could not see each other and we did
3 little damage for a long time. Then I felt
1 faint and lost my senses. When I came to
1 the sunshine was beating upon my face,
( and Tuloul was lying at my side. He was
5 cold and still. His jaws had fallen, and
I his eyes, like glass balls, started at the
- little belt of sky. I tried to rise but could
- get no iurther than a sitting position. Up
on taking an inventory of myself, I miss
- ed large slices from my thighs and breast.
I saw them on a rock at the Kanuck's feet.
I Reaching for my knife I chopped off his
3 left hand, thereby freeing myself from him
t Then I passed two days of horror and
starvation. Gnawing hunger finally over- !
3 came all else, and I ate'-here the voice
sank so low that only those very close to
3 the speaker caught the words-'my own
> flesh. May God forgive me."
A Schooner Lost.
CLEVELAND, NOV. 3.-The schooner So
phia Minch, from Marquette to Cleveland,
with 1,150 tons of ore, went ashore here
at 4 o'clock this morning during a storm.
She was being towed into port, and when
near the river her rudder broke and the
tug Peter Smith carried a life crew to her,
but on account of the heavy sea abandon
ed both crews on the drifting vessels. Two
men of the life crew remaining on watch,
together with the volunteers, rescued both 1
the crews from the schooners by means of t
lines fired over the vessel. Subsequently I
the schooner went hard aground near the t
east pier and was scuttled. The Sophia
Minch wis owned by Phillip Minch of this
city and was valued at $24,000. No in
e The Savannah Fire.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 3.-The losses
from Wednesday's fire it is estimated will
s exceed $1,000,000; insurance will not cov
er more than one-third the loss. The char
- red remains of five bodies, in addition to
the three recovered last night, were re
e moved from the debris of the burned ware
t house to-day. They were found lying to
s gether under the wall and only a few feet
a distant from the gateway. The body of a
colored woman was also found among the
ruins on Sachem street, adjacent to the
a warehouse. Several of the bodies were
negroes. The remains of the white man
s were recognized as James Cash, sonnected
) with a large drayage firm. The bodies
f were burned almost beyond recognition,
I and principally by articles found upon
them were they identifif sigh4vwas
r sickening, and the burned hDd unrecog
nizable remains were removed from the
debris and placed in boxes and removed to
r the morgue to await the action of the cor
oner and burial by their friends. It is be
lieved other bodies are still buried among
the fallen walls, and firemen are still
1 searching. The burnt district was visited
by thousands to-day. The sufferers made
i homeless and destitute by the fire arebe
ing cared for by the city, and a relief fund
amounting to $4,000 has already been
raised. The secretary of war has thrown
I open the United States barracks for their
I use. The ruins are still smouldering, but
there is no danger of afresh outbreak.
Slew His Wife's Paramour.
BATAVIA, N. Y., Nov. 3.-This village
is greatly excited to-night over the murder
of Johnson L. Lynch, a lawyer of Utica,
N. Y., by a paper box manufacturer. On
Wednesday last Mrs. Rowell wrote to Mr.
Lynch, saying that her husband was going
to be away from home this week and ask
ing him to visit her. Yesterday Rowell
packed a valise and told his wife that he
was going away. This evening Lynch
came to Batavia and proceeded at once to
the Rowell house, where he had supper.
After supper he and Mrs. Rowell repaired
to a chamber and retired. Shortly after
ward the room door flew open and Rowell
dashed in, revolver in hand. He discharg
ed his weapon once, and Lynch sprang
from the bed and rushed down stairs, fol
lowed by Rowell, who fired three shots,
Lynch falling to the floor at the foot of the
stairs, dead. Mrs. Rowell followed and
cried for help, Rowell standing near up
braiding her for her infidelity. Rowell was
at once arrested and lodged in jail. Lynch
was twenty years of age, and Mrs. Rowell
twenty-seven, and the mother of two chil
An Embezzling Bank Clerk.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1.-Another confidential
bank clerk has been arrested for extensive
thefts, the amount missing being estimat
ed at between $9.000 and $10,000. The
name of the last young man gone wrong
is Ellery H. Andrews, who, up to a short
time ago, when he was discharged, was
the corresponding clerk of the Northwest
ern National bank of this city. Upon his
books being examined after his discharge
la number of discrepancies, extending over
L a period of four or five years, was discov
Sered. To-day an indictment was return
Sed against him on the charge of larcency,
and he wasiedged in jail. The young man
Smade a full confeession, in which he ac
knowledges having stolen a total of some
S$9,000. The stealings were in the form of
? drafts for samlll amounts on =several well
I known businessefirms i the city, and in
Sthe way of items chbarged to two banks.
r Andrews had been in the employ of the
@aort*wes.ted battaX) sb~bakbr seven or
Sightyear. He seems to have lived high,
4tand at w expense far above what hi.
.Jlrby 19'arr esdhim in doing. Re-has
. w*4h is&sae.
Grant Frequently Mentioned.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.-Gen. Grant's
name is often heard at Washington this
fall when there is any talk about presi
dential nominations. Even those who op
posed him for a third term at the Chicago
convention believe that no objection upon
the grounds of propriety can now be urg
ed. In a group of officials to-day there
was a discussion of the prospects of various
public men. Said one: "Mr. Arthur will
have in the next convention 300 votes of
the Republican delegates from the South,
and I do not see how anyone can get the
start of him, with the votes that must come
from the North. Still, if it were to go to
anyone but Arthur, I don't know where
the President would be more pleased to
see it go than to Gen. Grant. All can
unite upon him. Blaine, while he has a
great hold upon the people, yet has the
fiercest antagonisms in his own party. We
know all there is to know about Grant. He
has been tried in every sort offire. Ile has
greatly improved in many ways since his
defeat at Chicago. That did him good.
He has profited by his experienc." A geh,
tleman from New York who was present,
said the Republicans expected to carry the
Legislature in the fall elections ever since
Kelly and the county democracy had fallen
out, and there had been some talk of run
ning Grant for the senate in case of Re
publican success.
The Intelligent Jury Again.
BURLnETOx, Iowa, Nov. 4.-This com
munity was shocked yesterday by one of
those occurrences which have tended to
bring jury trials into disrepute. Joseph
Crone, on Sept. 5th, went up to his wife
and threw his arms about her neck, say
ing, "Jenny, I am going to kill you," and
at once commenced carving her with a
knife, inflicting seven or eight terrible
wounds in her neck and abdomen, the lat
ter some six inches in length. The woman
finally recovered and Crone was put on
trial. At the last trial Mrs. Crone and oth
er witnesses testified to the above facts,
and they were admitted by the prisoner
himself on the witness stand. The jury,
after a plain and explicit charge by the
court, retired, and yesterday returned a
verdict of "not guilty," to the disgust of
the court and spectators, the judge being
moved to say: "The court is surprised;
this is your verdict, not mine." In the
present state of feeling it would hardly be
safe for any one to indulge in Crone's
amusement, the chances being that the
case would never go before a jury.
A Sensational Suicide.
UTICA, N. Y., Nov. 3.-Arthur B.
Johnson was found this morning in his
office shot through the heart. His body
was discovered by his private secretary,
Lena Bender. Doctors think he had been
der.d some hours. Lena Bender, a woman
with whom his intimacy has been notori
ous for years, entered Johnson's private
rooms by means of a duplicate key. She
saw the dead man and ran into the hall,
shrieking, "Oh, he is dead !" Gentlemen
having offices on the floor hurried in, and
the news flew over the city like wild fire.
The office and street in front were quickly
filled with men. The woman in the pre
sent case is not more than 25. Her rela
tions with A. B. Johnson have been no
torious for years, and her home, just
across the Mohawk in Deertield, has been
his retreat during debauches in which he
not infrequently indulged. HIe had a wife
and four interesting children, the oldest
under 20years. Johnson was an uncle of
Lynch, shot in Batavia Tuesday last. It
is surmised that this tragedy worked upon
his mind, which had been somewhat un
settled of late, and that in sposmodic aber
ration he committed the lamentable act.
This suicide, following so close on the pre
ceding horror, has created the greatest
excitement in the city. Johnson, although
in early life a Democrat, was a well known
Repulican politician who had always been
an intimate friend and staunch supporter
of Roscoe Conkling. lie was many years
a member of the state central committee,
and noted for his undeviating allegiance to
the Stalwart cause. He was a recognized
exponent of this faction in central New
York. He was a son of the late A. B.
Johnson, a celebrated banker 50 years
ago, and a brother of the late Judge A. T.
Johnson of the New York court of appeals
and the United States district court. John
son was a son-in-law of Justice Ward
Hunt, lately retired from the bench of the
United States supreme court.
The Lady and the Hornets.
Richmond (Va.) Religious Herald.
Going from the Kenawha Valley Asso
ciation, West Virginia, a young lady rid
ing a young horse, dropped her littte car
pet-sack and dismounted to get it. Shi
then led the horse to the fence that she
might resume her place in the saddle; but
when about to mount she discovered a
hornet's nest in the corner of the fence
just by her, and as she stood there trying
to compose the fretting steed she received
on her hands seyen stings from as many
hornets; but calmly she held on to the
colt until she had whipped out the hornets
and then rode off. A few moments after
ward she galloped up to us, and we look
ed compassionately upon the seven marks
that as many hornets had made upon her
hands. To our expressions of sympathy
she laughingly replied: "I didn't mind
their stings myself. I was afraid they
might sting the colt; but I am thankful
they didn't." The man who marries that
girl thinking that he can "lead about a
wife" according to his* own whimsa aay
1have all the rest of his life to meditate up
on his mistake.

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