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WADE BROOKS, id lion aid Proprietor.
MILAN, - - TENNESSEE.
THS NEWS IJM BRIEF.
By threatening a strike all along the
line, the employees of tbe Grand Trunk nail
way have secured an advance in waes.
The Russian xaiers are filled with
accounts of the jrreat destitution prevailing
in the interior. Many deaths froia starva
tion have occurred.
A well-defined case of yellow fever
is reported from New Orleans, but so late
in the season as to cause no apprehension of
the cpread of the disease. I
A strike of negro laborers, com
pressmen and lonp-horeincn, at Houston, j
Tex., bepunon the 4th ami threatened to
assume serious proportions.
Prof. Jacob Ball, a well known nat
uralist and geolopM, died recently in camp
in Willeberger County, Tex., where he was
pursuing his scientific explorations.
The Georgia Suite election, which
took place on the ith, resulted inthe re-election
of Governor Colquitt, the regular Dem
ocratic nominee, by a majority of some 40,
Oou. The Mexican House of Representa
tives, by resolution, have declared Hen. (ion- j
sates duly elected 1'resiueni, 01 ine j.epuu
lic, his term to begin on the 1st of Decem
ber. Gens. Grant and Logan attended
the reunion of the survivors of the Twenty
first Illinois lieciinent at Decatur on the Glh.
Gen.tirant was the first Colonel of this regi
ment. A telegram from Breslau, Germany,
reports that an accident occurred on the (ith
int., in a mine n.ir Kattowitz. Fifty-four
workmen were overwhelmed, all but four
of whom were suffocated.
The Supreme Court of Utah has de
cided that the female-suffrage law in that
Territory is constitutional, and that under it
women are entitled to vote at all elections.
Judge I5oremanlissented from his opinion.
According to returns on file in the
Secretary of State's oilier, the Constitutional
amendment voted for at the recent election
in Arkansas, favoring a scaling down of the
fctate debt, was rejected by a majority of 3,0(.
The centennial anniversary of the
Battle of King's Mountain, North Carolina,
was celebrated on the (ith and 7th. There
was a mimic fight, representing the battle
as fought between the British and American
Prof. Riley says he has reached a
stage in the management of the cotton worm
when there is no longer any excuse for Its
ravages and that the caterpillar and the boll
worm will cease to be a cause of anxiety to
Intelligent and enterprising planters.
The St. Louis Fair opened on the 4th
with a fine display in nearly every depart
ment and a large attendance. The animal
pageant of the Veiled Prophets, which came
off on the night of the 5th, was a magnilicent
affair and was witnessed by hundreds of
thousands of spectators.
I). P. Dewkks, the Greenback candi
date for Judge of the Supreme Court of
Pennsylvania, in a published letter, with
draws from the canvass, for the reason, he
states, that Gen. Weaver is using his influ
ence as the head of the National ticket, in
favor of the Republican candidates.
Joseph Moorkhocse, of Elizabeth,
K. J., died on the 4th from hydrophobia.
He was bitleu by a dog with which he was
playing in May last. The wound was cau-
terized and Moorehouse thought no more
about it until the day before he died, when
he was attacked with spasms and died with
in 24 hours. .
The Government has convened a
conference of Russian cotton manufacturers
at Moscow to discuss the threatened crisis in
the industry. At many of the Moscow mills
many of the operatives have been reduced 15
percent. The recent reduction of 10 per
cent at Khludeffs great mill at Smolsk pro
duced a four-days' ttrike and riot there.
Similar outbreaks are apprehended else
where if wages are reduced, as the failure of
the harvest has doubled the price of food.
It is reported from Mazatlan, Mexi
co, that ex-Gov. Rubi, who was captured at
the battle of San Vicente, has been shot by
order of the military authorities. It is also
stated that Col. Ramirez, chief of the Sina
loa revolution, had entered Mazatlan in dis
guise with the Intention of taking a steamer
bound for San Francisco, that he had been
betrayed by bis guide, and his capture was
expected every hour, when he would un
doubtedly meet a similar fate to that of Gov.
Three cars of an express train on
the Fitchburg (Mas.) Railroad were
thrown from the track at Littleton Station
on the night of the 7th. A
Mr. Faulkner, from Aver, and Mr.
A. Vartney, the Master Car-builder
of the road, were both instantly
killed, while fifteen other persons were in
jured, gome of them seriously. The cars
were terribly wrecked, and the fact that
there were comparatively few passengers on
board is the only thing that saved it from be
ing a wholesale disaster.
Considerable excitement has been
caused in political circles by the publication
of an alleged Interview between
Gen. Grant and the Rev. C. H.
Fowler, in which Gen. Grant
speaks somewhat disparagingly of Gen.
Hancock. The latter, in an interview with a
newspaper correspondent, said he could not
believe Gen. Grant to be guilty of the
discourtesy to a brother officer attrib
uted to him in the publication referred to,
but in case he should be assured that the
statements referred to were the utterances
of Gen. Grant, he should not long neglect to
pive the public his side of the questions at
Commissioner Williamson, of the
General Land Office, in his annual report,
gives the following facts: There were sur
veyed during the fiscal year ending June 30,
lSfiO, K,!,2o3 acres of public lands and
--)2,901 acres private land claims. The great
iacrease of 725,347 acres is attributed to the
operation of the act of March 3, 1S79, which
led to great increase In the number of ap
plications by private individuals for
public surveys. Disposals of public
lands during the year: Cash entries, 850,740
acres; homestead entries 6,045,570 acres;
timber-culture entries, 2,193,184 acres; agri
cultural college scrip, l,i"0 acres; locations
with military bounty land warrants, SS.522
acres; swamp lands patented to States, 3,
757.SSS acres: lands certified for railroad
purposes, 1,157,373 acres. The total area of
public lands surveyed from the beginning of
turveying operations up to the close of last
vear is (.how n to be 752,557,1'.5 aeres, leaving
n estimated area yet unsurveyed of l,0ti2,
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The epizooty has reached Cincinnati.
Jacqies Offenbach, th favorite
opera-bouffe composer, has Just died in
raor. Benjamin Pierce, mathema
tician and Professor at Harvard College, is
Three conductors and baggagemen
on the Kansas Pacific Railroad have been ar
rested, charged with a systematic scheme for
swindling the company by selling forged
tickets to passengers, who were instructed to j
leave Denver on certain trains whereby the j
bogtis tickets were taken up by one of the
conductors engaged in the conspiracy. It is
not stated to what extent the scheme had j
been worked. !
Mrs. Fanny Easterlino was burned ;
to death in her own house at Georgetown,
S. C, on the morning of the 7th.
Jacob Barb was thrown upon a cir
cular saw in a mill near Mount Gilead, O.,
and completely bisected, death resulting in
stantly. A gambler named "Doc." Jenkins
died at the card table in Charlotte, N. C, on
the night of the 7th. He was playing for
high stakes, and was just in the actof throw
ing down the winning card when he dropped
dead. Heart disease, aggravated by the ex
citement of the game, was the cause of his
Charles Roekell and Charles
Freeman were thrown from a scaffolding to
the pavement, a distance of twenty-five feet,
at Bradford, Pa., both being killed. The ac
cident was caused by the breaking of a rope.
A difficulty occurred a few days
since at Concordia, Bolivar County, Miss.,
between 11. F. Owen, Justice of the Peace,
and J. W. Glover, a farmer. Owen was
holding his court. Glover made a disturb
ance, and was ordered under arrest by
Owen. Pistols were at once drawn by both,
and tiring commenced. Owen fell dead.
Glover ran about three hundred yards and
fell, fatally wounded. He died after linger
ing eight hours. Both young men were of
good standing in the community.
It was reported on the 8th at Del
Norte, Colo., that young Jackson, who was
captured by the Indians, had met his death
at the stake.
Tw o cases of yellow fever were re
ported from Key West, Fla., ou the 8th.
Joseph Mihrer, a farmer residing
in the vicinity of La Crosse, Wis., was re
turning home from town in an intoxicated
condition, in company with his wife. Having
lighted his pipe, he threw the burning match
into the loose hay with which the wagon
was filled. It blazed up so suddenly that
the clothing of both was set on fire, and
Muhrer was fatally and his wife seriously
James M. Striker, Postmaster of
the United Stales House of Representatives
since 187, died at his home in Alexandria,
Va., on the 7th, aged 54.
Col. R. T. Van Horn, was unani
mously nominated for Congressman on the
firstjballot by the Republican Convention of
the Kighth Missouri District.
A terrible tragedy occurred on the
8th, in Pike County, 111. About one mile
above Cincinnati Landing and six miles west
of New Canton lived a family named Raker,
consisting of father, mother and two daugh
ters, the elder aged fifteen. With and work
ing for them lived a young man named Sel
lers, who was from near Nebo, in the same
county. Sellers, it seems, had been paving
attention to the elder daughter, had be
come deeply attached and desired she
should marry him. To this the mother,
probably on account of the youth of
the daughter, would not consent. On the
evening of the day named Sellers again in
sisted that the girl should marry him, and
consent being again refused, he drew a re
volver. Taking deliberate aim he first shot
the dog belonging to the family, then quickly
shot Mrs. Haker, the mother, and then the
girl whom he loved. This done, he placed
the muzzle to his own temple and fired.
Each shot was instantaneously fatal. The
tragedy was witnessed by the younger
daughter, from whose testimony before the
Coroner's Jury the above facts were elicited.
Mr. Baker, the father, was not at home at
George Lowery and David Thomas,
both white men, were hanged by a mob in
Nelson County, Va. Their offense was an
indecent assault upon a lone widow, followed
by the robbery of her house.
Two brothers named Wilson, who in
vaded the Ute Reservation and run off a
dozen of horses, were pursued by the In
dians, overtaken and shot, between " Jack's
Cabin " and Crested Buttes.
LATE SEWS ITEMS.
A terrible accident occurred on the
Pennsylvania Railroad in the suburbs of
Pittsburgh on the night of the 9lb. lne
Walls accommodation train left the Union
Depot in two sections, both being crowded
with pasr-engcrs returning home from the
great political demonstration held that night
in the city. At the Twenty-eighth Street
crossing the first section was compelled
to come to a halt on account of another train,
and while standing still the s:cond section
came up at considerable speed, the locomo
tive crashing into the rear car of
the forward section, which was packed
with passengers even to the platforms.
Nine persons were killed; eleven others died
within a few hours afterward from their
injuries; while as many more were badly
hurt and a large number sustained lesser in
juries. It is said that the engineer of the
last train was unable to see the red light
displayed from the rear of the forward train,
on account of the crowd of persons occupy
ing the platform.
The corner-stone of the Egyptian
obelisk to be erected in Central Park, New
York, was laid on the 9th with impressive
ceremonies, in the presence of a large num
ber of people. A principal feature of the
occasion was the Masonic procession and
ceremonies, in which all the Command ries
of Knights Templar and Masonic Lodges of
New York, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Newark
and adjacent cities and towns participated.
A collision on the New York and New
England Railroad, near Willimantic, Conn.,
on the night of the !Uh, between a passenger
and a freight train, resulted in the death of
the engineers and firemen of both trains and
the conductor of the freight train. Kenyon
and Flood were the engineers, Forsythe
and Hurley the firemen, and Aldrich the
Trouble between the whites and In
dians in Oregon is apprehended on account
of the killing of two Indians by a white man
named Anderson Evarts, in a difficulty
growing out of the latter having charged
the Indians with stealing from his cabin on
Baker River. The Indians were reported to
be gathering for revenge and the alarmed
settlers were fleeing to places of safety.
The cattle sheds at Miller's distillery
at Sterling, 111., burned on the 9th. There
were over 1,400 head of cattle in the sheds,
1,100 of which were burned to death, and
of those gotten out many wert badly injur
ed. The herd belonged to Isaac Waixcl, of
Chicago, whose loss is about 40,000, with no
insurance. The loss on sheds and hay is
about $10,000; insured for $5,000.
French & Ward's woolen mill at
West Stoughton, Mass., burned on the night
of the 9th. Over 300 employees are thrown
out of employment. Several of them were
injured during the fire.
OF CJENEKAL IXTKKEST. I
Three FvrmlKg (Mara lo October.
Three brilliant vlancts chine In the October
evening- sky. Jupiter heads the list, for he
passed his perihelion, or nearest point to tbe
sun, on the 25th of September, and reached
bis opposition, or nearest point to the earth,
on the 7th of October. He is now forty-six
million miles nearer tbe sun, and one hundred
and eighty million miles nearer the earth than
when at the most distant point trom each.
Nearly twelve years must pass before ho will
aainbe In as favorable conditions for obser
vation. Therefore every lover of the stars
should watch the movements of this superb
planet as he comes darting above the eastern
hori.on as soon as the daylight fades, beam
ing like a youn-r moon and ca-tinjf a percepti
ble shadow. He now reaches the meridian
at out midnijrbt and sinks In tbe west us tbe
sun rises in the east, bcinp visible throughout
the niKht. He Is so near that bis moons may
be wen in an opera-etas, and his telescopic ap
pearance is beautiful beyond expression. Tbe
rudily spot still marks the commotion aritat
imr his surface, and bis belts are painted in
radiant hues of purple, pink and blue which
far outshine terrestrial tints. This planet now
rises about six o'clock, but at the end of the
month will rise about four.
Saturn is next in interest, following closely
in the footsteps of Jupiter, a few degrees to
the northwest of his rival, and rising a half
hour later. He is traveling slowly toward per
ihelion, which he does not reach till ISst, and,
as his perihelia occur at intervals of about
thirty years, few observers see him more than
once or twice at his brightest phase during a
lifetime. Saturn reaches hisopposition on the
isth of October, and is then at his nearest
point to the earth, being in a line with the
earth and sun, with the earth in the center.
He is not nearly so brilliant as Jupiter, but no
observer will fail to recognize him, or note his
fine appearance, for his usual murky tint has
given place to a soft, pale yellow. This, as
well as his increased size, is due to four causes,
his opposition, his approach to ierihelion, the
nearly wide-open presentation of bis rings,
and his northern declination. He may now
be seen coming up in the east about half-past
six; at the end of October at half-past four.
One other planet divides the evening honors
with Jupiter and Saturn. This is Venus, and
vc ry bright-eyed observer-" may now pick her
up shortly after sunset in the glowing west.
She has passed her svipcrior conjunction with
the sun, and is now coming toward us. She
sets about three-quarters of an hour after the
sun; in the evenings of late October she will
linger br v.' the horizon for about anhournnd
a quarter after the sun has disappeared. But
while Jupiter and Saturn will soon be on the
wane, she will increase in brilliancy, and pro
long her stay in the west. Before November
closes, she will eclipse them in the brightness
of her shining, reigning during the winter
months the most radiant star in the tirmament,
the acknowledged queen of the shining host
that stud the sky. Ymdli't Companion.
A Scene In a Wuohlnffton Court-Room.
Washisc.ton, October 2.
A dramatic and exciting scene was enacted
in the Equity Court to-day, during the prog
ress of the hearing ot a habeas corpus case in
volving the custody of William Edgar Thom
as, four years of age, son of Johnson I. Thom
as, who had given it over to the charge of his
daughter ty a former wife, Mrs. (linings. The
child was brought into court to-day by its
mother. Mrs. Thomas has been living apart
from ber husband for some time. The father
said it was his desire that the child should be
given into the custody of Mrs. Gifting, as his
wife was unfit to keep it, and the court made
an order accordingly. Mr. Meloy, the bailiff.
was directed to turn the child overtoMrs. Git
tings, and went to the mother for that pur
pose. Mrs. Thomas caught tho child by
tbe wrist and refused to give it up.
A struggle ensued between the moth
er and officers of the court for
the possession of the child. Tho mother
fought desperately, and it was with the great
est difficulty the child could be taken from
ber. When Anally her grasp was broken she
shook her clenched list in her husband's face
and charged him with being the cause of all
her trouble. He made some reply which added
to her rage, and as he sat down she struck him
behind the ear with her clenched fist, knock
ing him and the chair over. The court-room
was finally cleared, and the contending parties
went off in opposite directions. The child
evinced a decided preference for Mrs. Git
tings, and showed pleasure at tho decision of
the court. Within half uu hour another peti
tion was filed by Mrs. Thomas for a writ of
habeas corpus, requiring Mrs. Gittings to pro
duce the child, which, she states, was placed
in her charge by her husband, and is now un
lawfully withheld from her. A rule was issued
and made returnable next Saturday.
Washington, October 4.
There were in the service of the Post-office
Department tho 3Uth of June, ISM), 5,S( con
tractors for the transportation of mails on
public routes. There were also 1,K" special
officers, each with a mail-carrier, whose pay
from the Department is not allowed to exceed
the net postal yield of the oflice. Of tbe pub
lic routes in operation there were 11,112 aggre
gating in length 313,803 miles, bt an annual
cost of $1S,77,W1. Adding compensation of
railway post-ollice clerks, route agents, mail
route messengers, local agents, etc.,amounting
to $3,548.27K, the aggregate cost of the entire
service for the fiscal year ended June 30, isso,
was f-'itii.StKl. The service was divided as
follows: Railroad route, 85.33) miles in length
annual transportation, 0,4ii7,4i8 miles; annual
cost, ll),5:Sl,-'71, of which amount f l,U,."!,21ti was
for railway post-oflice car service. Steamlioat
routes, 23,321) miles in length; annual transpor
tation, 5,6t;s,538 miles; annual cost, ?n--i,--1.
Other routes on which the mails are required to
be conveyed with celerity, certainty and secur
ity, 235,24 miles in length; annual transpor
tation 76.07U,'5 miles; annual cost, $7,321,-
4U9. During the year railroad routes were in
creased in length 5,329 miles, and in cost 9.1,-
681. Steamboat routes were increased 2,00
miles in length, and in cost $132,813. Star
routes were increased in length l'J,7U8 miles, at
an increased cost of t91'J,0. There was an
increase over the preceding year in total
length of routes of 27,177 miles, at an increase
in annual cost of $2,021,13. The increase in
cost for railwa v pest-office clerks, route agents.
etc., amounted to $25.1,214, making a total in
crease in the cost of the service over the pre
ceding year of $:,283,3J7.
A Wealthy Criminal In Exile.
Not every criminal who incurs the penalty
of banishment to Siberia is on that account to
be compassionated, if we are to believe the
accounts of Mr. JuchanzefTs sojourn in exile,
recently published by a St. Petersburg jour
nal. This eminent malefactor, known through
out Russia by the significant soubriquet of
"The Stealer of Millions," has contrived to re
tain possession of the enormous fortune he ac
quired by high-class swindling. When con
demned to transportation, he traveled to
Krasnojarsk, the town selected for his penal
residence by the Imperial authorities, in
princely styly, attended by a suiteof servants.
carriages and horses, and it would appear tnai
he is to become the leader of fashion in that
Siberian city. Tailors, perfumers ana tobac
conists advertise their wares under his name;
he has been elected a member of tho leading
club, and is about to contract an alliance with
a young lady belonging to one of the first
families of Krasnojarsk. His dinner parties
are attended by the chief official personages
and local notabilities; ladies of the best socie
ty flock to his evening receptions and accept
the splendid presents with which he judicious
ly courts their favor and social countenance.
It is proposed by a committee of Krasnojarsk
"bonnes' to present him, upon his wedding
day, with a wreath of laurel, oak leaves and
roses. Altogether, for a convicted misde
meanant undergoing sentence of banishment.
he appears to be leading an uncommonly
pleasant life. Not so the thousands of his
dupes, who, having trusted their fortunes to
his keeping, suffered total ruin at his hands.
Mother "Now. Gerty. be a good
girl, and rive Aunt Jane a kiss and say
good anight." Gerty "No, no! if I
kiss her sue 11 box my ears, use sne am
papa s last night.
The tramp question: "Madam, will
you please give me some old clothes? 1
am so hungry I don't know where Ishal
Every harness-maker leaves traces
of his work behind.
The New Orang-Outansj in London.
The somewhat formidable animal
whose arrival at Mr. Jamrach's estab
lishment was noticed in a recent im
pression of the Daily Kacs has been
safely housed at the Royal Aquarium,
Westminster. In order to secure his
comfort, and it may be added that of
the public also, a strong cage has been
htted up. the bars ot wnicn are stout
enough to allay any apprehensions as
to the possibility ot its restless occupant
finding his wav out. Writing on the
subject of the orang-outang Mr. Frank
Buckriand savs that "so far as can be
judged he is an adult, or nearly an adult.
tie has been Drougni irom jsiaiacca in
a box three feet high, and as he sits in
the box the top of his head almost touch
es the top of the box." Stretched to his
full height he measures about four feet
and seizes the bars at the top of his
cage with the greatest ease, swinging
to"and fro with all the agility of his
race. Some idea of his great strength
may be gathered from the nervous en
ergy with which he grasps the bars with
his fingers, winch are about nve incites
long, and from the muscular develop
ment of his arms and shoulders. He
peels an orange with great dexterity and
sucks it with evident relish. lie is fond
of retirement, and when an opportunity
offers will envelope himself from head
to foot in his blanket, any attempt to
remove which arouses a display of pas
sion which would suggest a speedy re
treat on the part of the offending per
son. His anger is expressed in a pecu
liar manner. He purses up his lip3 as
though about to whistle a tune ana
dashes about his cage with restless en
ergy, stopping every now and then to
peer through the bars in seareu oi ins
enemy. When in a good humor his
natural ugliness and the iierceness of
his eves are much softened by the in
tellects! formation of his foreheijd,
which may be said to be beautiful by
comparison with the other portions of
nts irame. i ins is :t point m mu
naturalists will no doubt be interested.
Although somewhat shy, he does not
absolutely shun the public gaze, but gen
erally looks straight before him over the
heads of the crowd, as though search
ing for some object familiar to him.
Any unusual sound, such as the beating
of a drum, attracts his attention at once
and causes him to turn his head round
sharply in a listening attitude. Con
cluding his remarks upon this singular
animal, Dr. Buckland states that " the
hair about his head is so arranged that
he appears to wear whiskers. He has,
moreover, a reddish beard, and under
his beard is a veiy remarkable pouch,
the use of which has not as yet been
clearly ascertained. As, however, it is
capable of dilatation with air, it is, in
all probability, directly connected with
the organs of voice. It is a wonder to
me how ever the natives managed to
catch him, whether as an infant or full
growth." Loiulm Daily Kucs.
Limekiln Club Proceedings.
" If I had a son dat war gwine out in
de world to seek his fortin'," began the
old man, as a hush crept down the hall,
" I should say to him not to talk too
much, nor yet to be too silent. Dat
class of men who am alius shootin' oil
de mouf am no wus dan de class who
sot an' sot an' look as wise as owls, but
hev nuilin' to say. De one talks bekase
he doan' know how to keep still. De
odder keeps still bekase he doan' know
nufhn to say. it dar eber was a time
when a man who sot an' rolled his eyes
au' puckered his mouf an' kept his
tonnie still was taken to be some great
gun of a lilosofer, dat time has skipped
an' will neber return. I neber bet on a
man who talks too much, an' I neber
trust de man who doan' talk at all.
What I sarch fur am de happy middle
ground. Dat is, fur a man who knows
when to talk an' when to keep his head
shot, when I find him I hitch right to
him wid chain an' padlock. A e will
now ambulate according to de reg'lar
"Did I untlerstan' de President to
use de word ambulate?" inquired the
Rev. Penstock, as he suddenly bobbed
up in his seat.
" You did, sah!"
" Yes, sah, ambulate."
" I I hardly "
" You hardly bettah sit down, sah!
Dis Cha'r knows de difference between
ambulate an' ambulance to perfexshun,
and sich interrupshuns of de meetin' at
dis airly hour should be frowned down
by all good members.
Several hisses were sent across the
hall at Penstock, and he dropped down
to be heard of no more.
A- trip of the bean-box resulted in
what Giveadam Jones termeatne "en
sanminous eleckshun" of the follow
ing named gentlemen: dasher Smith,
Colonel Fox, Rev. John Pickadyke, Al
titude Snowball, Christmas Johnson,
Samuel Hoots and Treadwell Stone.
The Committee on Peace and Har
mony reported that they had been act
ively engaged in an effort to bring
about harmony and good feeling be
tween the men who pack; six quarts of
peaches into a four-quart basket and
sell them for a peck, and the general
riublic who buy, but thus far all their
work had gone for naught. They had
wrestled with grocers who dump a peck
of half decayed pears into a bushel
basket and cover them over with sound
fruit, but they could not say that their
influence had been felt. They had
worked hard, accomplished nothing and
ere clear discouraged.
" In dischargin de committee from
f irder considerashun of de report," re
plied Brother Gardner, " 1 would say
dat I hadn t de faintest hope dat dey
would succeed in makin' a change. Jist
so long as we lib in dis world we will
obsarve dat de man who has an old cow
to sell will be lookin' for some way to
take de wrinkles off her horns an' de
ceive de buyer. When a church deacon
in goodstandin' am privileged to file oft
de teef of a boss nineteen y ars oia an'
sot his aige back to seven, too much
mus' not be 'spected from de common
run o' folks, who wouldn t hev to plug
up worm-holes in apples if Natur' hadn t
cheated us by puttin' em aar iustiy,
Several of the committees were rubbed
up about future work and as the clock
, . i i r 1 - T -
gtrucK the nour ior ciosmg me .it rest
ident rapped for attention and said:
" We may make mistakes an' we may
err in judgment, an circumstances may
sometimes put us in a taise posishun,
but none of us kin eber hev de leas' ex
cuse for forgittin dat half of de road
belongs to de odder waggin. De pusson
who am eddicated 'nuff to know his own
rights neber tramples on de rights of
odders. hen you hnd a man so putted
up an' swelled out wid his own 'por
tance dat he can't see nuflin but ribs in
his fellow-men, make up your mind dat
dar will be a 'sploshun and dat he will
be de only pusson hurt. We will now
sarch out our hats, wake up Elder Toots
and let this hall relapse into silence."
Detroit t ree I'rcss.
Plaids will be the rage.
Greek mothers are verv careful in
training their children to good man-
A little daughter of Mrs. E. C. Vin
cent, at Union, S. C, was killed by a
fall from lier mother s lap.
The deadly nuieksand in the San
Fedro River, Arizona, lately swallowed
up a carriage containing a gentleman
aud three ladies.
Mile. Sura llernhardt is. bv the offi
cial utterance of th Paris Conserva
toire, declared to be thirty-six years of
a"-e. having been born in lf44.
The wife of a wealthy F.oston sugar
refiner was caught stealing a lace shawl
in a store, though her wallet was
crammed full of money, and her hus
band permitted her to spend all she
-Charles Greenburgh loved the widow
Clevelaud, in whose boarding house he
lived, at Xorwaik, Conn., but could not
make her realize the fact. After assur
ing her of his devotion agaiu in vain.
he seized a rope and ran to the woods.
The widow gathered the neighbors and
went in pursuit. They found him hang
ing to a tree. He recovered, however,
and she, convinced at last of his sin
cerity, has promised to marry him.
A farm servant plowing near Rosen
berg, in West Prussia, a few days ago,
turned up an earthenware pot contain
ing about six thousand gold coins.
They were so-called " hollow pennies"
of the old Teutonic knights, and be
longed to the fourteenth and fifteenth
centuries. The " hollow penny" is a
silver coin with a raised rim around it;
the center displays the arms ot the
Grand Master of "the Order for the time
being. There were twenty-one differ
ent sorts among the coins found.
While a party were watching a
storm at night from the front room of a
brewery in Tombstone, Arizona, sud
denly the apartment filled with a daz
zling light and an explosion like tnar, or
a ton of giant-powder followed. The
whole party were lined several ieec
from the floor, and thrown in a con
fused mass. When one of the party re
gained consciousness he found the ceil
ing in llames, the contents of the bar in
woeful contusion, the doors wrenched
from their hinges and the weather
boarding of the house torn into ribbons.
Nobody seriously hurt.
The Faith Doctor, as a Virginia
clergyman named Miller is called, is
credited throughout that aiaie wnn mi
raculous power to cure diseases. A
physician who has made an investiga
tion reports that he is wonderfully full
of electricity, which strongly affects
nervously disordered persons with whom
he comes in contact. But Miller firmly
believes that his gift is directly from
God, in answer to fourteen years of
prayer, and he proves his sincerity by
refusing money for his services. He
will accept nothing but food and lodg
ing. Mr. Fawcett, the Postmaster-Gen
eral of Great Britain, has hit upon a
very clever device for the purpose ot
encouraging the saving of money among
the lower classes. The Government has
issued at its various postollices an offi
cial strip of paper, having upon it
places for twelve postage stamps to De
stuck. The possessor, man, woman or
child can, whenever lie has a spare
penny, buy a stamp and put it upon the
slip. When flie slip is full, that is, wheu
twelve stamps have been glued on, the
holder can, by taking the slip to the
postolliee, get a Savings bank receipt
for a shilling, which is the minimum
deposit that the Postolliee Savings
Bank will t.ike.
A Strange Story of a Sea Captain.
Captain J. Niven, of Thorntown, In
diana, is a grandson of Sir Hugh Niven,
of England, but his older brother got
the patrimony and John defiantly
shipped before the mast. After many
years he rose to be niasterof his vessel,
"the Ramsey, and the famous mission
ary Adonifam Jiulson went to India
with him. Under his ministrations
Niven was converted and baptized in
Qangoon, Ilindoostan. Soon afterward
the ship was struck by lightning and
destroyed. Niven made his escape to
England, where in 1S46 he was en
trusted with the ship Earl of Englanton,
built on the Earl's estate and sent by
him on her first voyage to the United
States. He was beset by a terrible
storm off Nantucket Island, and after
beating about all day and night in a
dense log, went ashore at Tom Never's
Head. Two boats containing four men
each were lowered. The Captain or
dered that they be not launched until
they saw how bad the breakers were,
but they disobeyed him, and six o the
eight men were lost. The islanders had
now arrived. The breakers drowned
their voices, but they chalked on the
tail-board of a cart, " Stay aboard,"
and then, "Fling off an oar." The
Captain followed these directions ; the
oar, with a line tied to it, was
cast off and caught with a fish
drail, and, by that means, a cable was
rigged from the mast-head to the rocks,
with a horse's names on it, in which
the men slid safely ashore. Captain
Niven was the last" man to leave the
wreck, when the names broke and he was
flung into the sea. The islanders at once
formed a line by holding hands and
sprang into the breakers after him, thus
bringing him to land. When he heard
thatlns six men were lost, he was tem
porarily deranged and jumped again
into the boiling waters. Again they
rescued him and put him into custody.
He was badly bruised and was a long
time recovering. The ship was a total
loss. He returned to Great Britain,
where his friends again fitted him out,
and he started a whaling voyage in the
Pacific. There again his vessel went,
to pieces in a simoon and he returned,
disconsolate, to Nantucket. His seafar
ng reputation was badly damsged.
Indeed, it is probable that "the red let
ter of " bad luck" was te1; opposite his
name in the records of the commercial
marine of England and that he could
not have obtained another ship. At
any rate he resolved to face the sea no
more, but to get as far from it as possi
ble in some quiet town in the middle of
the continent. So he started west on
foot with $2 in his pocket. Walking
the tow path of the Erie Canal, a boat
man hailed him pleasantly with "Hello!
you are two good-looking a man to be
walking the tow-path. Jump aboard."
The Captain jumped aboard, and made
himself so useful in splicing ropes aad
putting things in shape that ho w:is
gladly carried to Buffalo. Tuere he
got a job to rig a sloop for the lake, and
received enough for it to take him to
Cleveland. There he shoveled sand on
the new railroad at 'l a day, was pro
moted to the charge of a gang at 1.25
a day, was advanced in the winter to
be schoolmaster, became a farmer by
slow degrees, and is now president of
the First National Bank in Thorntown.
Ind. He has a handsome home known
as "Chrome Hill;" but he occasionally
visits Nantucket, and lives over again
his perils and his escapes.
Spring poetry: lhe metrical adver
tisement of a patent mattress. A". Y.
A girl baby! The impudence ot
the young thing in being born. King
A!forw, in Chicago Time.
Amid such a raising of clubs in the
political world, somebody will get hurt.
" Are we extravagant?" asks the
Boston Commercial bulletin. It you
pay five cents for a cigar when you can
beg one, you are. Xorristoim Ucrald.
It rested 'tweeu two rows of corn,
And wildlv to itself it said:
" flow can I help but feel forlorn
I'm nothing but a pumpkin hed!"
Detroit Frtt Prr.
! ' Never despise humble beginnings.
What at first you might call an old stick
in the mud may in time grow tc
be a beautiful willow tree, shading the
brook. Xcio Orleans Picuynnc.
A . hotel is to be built at Quebec
over the plaee where Montgomery
charged and the charges in the future
there will probably be a long way ahead
of Montgomery's. Boston Commercial
;nti i m.
Three Niagara hackmen tried an
argument with Joseph Cook, whom they
took for an ordinary white man; and at
the end ot thirteen minutes one was so
insane that he has done nothing since
but murmur " protoplasm," and the
other two retired to weep in mortifica
tion. Who says culture isn't of any
use to a man? Boston Post.
Ant letter for me?" asked a
voun lady of thefemale Postmaster, in
a country town. " zso, was tne repn .
" Strange," said the young lady aloud
to herself, as she turned awav. " Noth
ing strange about it," cried the f. p.,
through the delivery-window, " you
ain't answered the last letter he writ
ye!" Cincinnati S'Uunlay Sight.
A Tombstone Imbedded in a Tree.
Since the organization of the New
burgh Cemetery Association several
weeks ago, for the purpose of improv
ing the grounds at the "Old Town"
Cemetery, adjoining the First Presby
terian Church, much work has been
done at the grave-yard, and it now be
gins to present an improved appearance
after many years of neglect. It seems
that during storms limbs of trees have
been torn off, and in falling have broken
valuable tombstones. For this and
other reasons it has been found neces
sary to thin out the trees. Many New
burghers will remember a very large
willow tree that has for years past stood
about twenty-live feet from the fence,
nearly in a direct line with the north
line of Gidney Avenue. This tree at
the base was between four and five feet
in diameter, and to remove it required
considerable work. Last week Mr.
Pryer and his men began. It was neces
sary to take off the large limbs, and
lower them carefully, and then dig
down and around the stump, until a
hole some six or seven feet deep had
been made, so the roots could be taken
out. When the workmen reached the
roots they found them a tangled mass,
running in all directions, and thoroughly
intertwined. They had grown around
two foot-stones, so" that the latter were
imbedded in the tree from twelve to
eighteen inches, the smaller part of
them only being visible. On one stone
were tfae'initials " P. K.," and on the
other "M. B." These stones were
carefully cut out and rest in the ground
at the "same place where they were
taken out, which had previously been
marked. A head-stone was also firmly
imbedded in the roots of the tree,
which were growing about it closer
The" most singular discovery, how
ever, was to follow. When the men
were ready to take the tree away, it
was necessary to cut the stump in
pieces, as it was large and heavy. They
sawed into it, and after cutting about
fifteen inches from the surface, at a
point about three feet from the ground,
the saw grated across something hard.
Not expecting to lind anything but
wood so far in the tree, they made sev
eral more strokes, and stopped only
when they noticed that the sawdust
was fine white powder, which they at
once knew was marble-dust. They then
split the stump, using powder and an ax,
until they reached the curiosity, which
proved to be a marble foot-stone, in
the heart of the willow tree. The fibre
or grain of the tree had grown around
it, and evidently had been too powerful
for the stone, for it had been broken in
two pieces, and the top leaned con
siderably out of its place, although
closely surrounded by wood. They did
all they could to get it out, but it was
quite impossible to do so without break
ing it up. A portion of it remained in
the stump, which was carried off to
North Street, we are told, where it was
thrown into some dumping ground.
The small pieces that did come out
were thrown into the hole from which
the tree was taken. No initials were
noticed on the pieces that were exposed
to view or taken out. Xcwburgn (X.
Rhymes cf Animals.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati
Gazette writes: I strung the following
rhymes together to tickle the ears of
my little boys, four and six years old.
They tease their mamma to read it over
and over again and then fetch the big
illustrated dictionary to have her point
out the funny animals with such strange
names and tell what she can about
them. This fancy for rhyme and
rhythm is, I suppose, a characteristic of
nearly all children and perhaps the pub
lication of this will amuse a wider cir
cle than my little household. The aim
has been, after euphony, to have the
most incongruous animals in juxtapo
Alligator, Beetle, Porcupine, Whale,
Bobolink, Panther, Drasronflv, Snail,
Crocodile, Monker. Buffalo, Hare,
Dromedary, Leopard, Mudturt.le, Be-ir,
Elephant, Badjer, Pelican. Ot,
Flvingfish, Keind-er. Anne .tnd.i. Fox,
(iuineapl. Dolphin, Antelope, Goose,
Hummincbird, Weasel, I'i-kerel, Moose,
Ibex, Rhinoceros, (i, Kangaroo,
Jackil, Opossum, Toa't, i oeHatoo,
Kinjrfnhrr, Peacock, Anteater, Bat,
Lizard,, Ichneumon. Honevt.ee, Rat.
Mockingbird, Camel, (i -ahopper, Mouse,
Nightinirale. Spider. C'uttlelisli. Grouse,
Ocelot, Pheasant, W'-lveri-e. Auk,
Periwinkle, Ermine. Katydid, Hawk.
Quail, Hippotiotamus, Anna iilio. Mo'h,
Rattlesnake, Lion. Woodpecker, Sloth,
Salamander, Goldfinch, Anpleworm, Dog.
Ti'-er. FUmingro, ' cor: ion, Froi,
I'niconi. Ostrich. Xauri us Mole,
Vir-er, Gorilla. lUfalifk. Sol-,
Whippoorwill, Beaver, Centipede, Fawn,
X in tho, C'an.irv, Polliwojr, Swan,
yeiiowii.nnm-r, Ea-rK Hyena. Lark,
Zebra, Chamele-jn, Butterfly, Shark.
Farmer Stonffer, of Chambersburg,
Pa., shot and killed a neighbor who was
stealing his corn and potatoes. Stouffer
was indicted for murder, but has been
acquitted. Pennsylvania has no law
authorizing anybody to shoot a thief,
but in this case the prosecution was
purposely weak, and the jury agreed
without quitting their seat.
The Derby hat will bi- w ry much
worn again this autumn.
SCHOOL AM) l ilUKl il.
The fund for the new professor
ships in Harvard's Divinity School has
Mr. Spurgeon has latelv received
a legacy of -.0.(X0 for the' benefit of
his Pastor's College and f l -'",000 for his
Rev. W. II. DeMotte, D.D., of tho
Illinois Wesleyan University, has ac
cepted the presidency of the Kansas In
stitution for the Deaf and Dumb, at- -Olathe.
There are in the United States -colleges.
Ot these fourteen were es
tablished prior to 179i); thirteen between
1S20 and 1-S.0, and ijl daring the last
thirty years. . . ' ' i
The Bureau of Catholic Indian -' ,
Missions received the past year otrly-
1,515, but with this small amount
thirteen boarding and four day schools
were supported, . in which over four
hundred ludian children are trained.
The Marquis of Bute, who has just ''
returned from his villain Jerusalem in
tends to establish a Roman Catholic
monastery for" English monks ou the
property." Plans are in preparation by
the architect of the new Brompton ora
tory, the cost not t exceed Si'-j.ihh). :
Uev. Stephen II. Tyng (the elder),
of New York, now in his eighty-first
year, enjoys a pension of l5,"ii) a year
from St. George's Church, over which
he was thirty-nve years the pastor. His
three sons entered the ministry. The
eldest died and the others are still in
Missionary Calhoun writes from
Tripoli in Svria, saying that as the
Greek priests of that place could do
nothing else to hinder the mission work
they cursed the missionaries and their
doings, as well as the rooms they occu
py and the people who enter them. Tho
cursing has not, however, greatly in
terfered with the missionary operations.
Great Britain sends out 1.000 mis
sionaries and expends annually R00,
00. The Continental churches employ
100 missionaries at a cost of jL'Ii'O.OOO.
America contributes TwO men and :00,
000. In all there are now at work in
heathen countries 2.000 Protestant mis
sionaries and the churches sustain the
work by an annual contribution of about
September 21 was the "00th anni
versary of one of the most inqwrtant
world, the completion of the translation
of the Bible into English by John Wick
lill'e, who has not inappropriately been
styled "the morning-star of the Ref
ormation." The event was celebrated
by a convention of representatives of
the Bible societies of New Jersey at
The Rev. William Taylor has sent
out thirty-eight missionaries to South
America" in the last two years, who
have established schools and preaching '
places chiefly in Peru and Chili. The -missionaries
are self-supporting. They
are organized into a society called the
South American Evangelical Associa
tion. A college is to be established at
Santiago, for which an endowment of
SAnOoo is asked of the people of the
United States. Mr. Taylor, who is a
Methodist, will send out reinforcements
in October, both to South America and I
The Ethics or Stae Xames.
Many men and many women feel an
exhaustless curiosity in prying into the
minutest details of the private life of
dramatic or operatie favorites. The
aforesaid favorites, being wiser in their
have prudently been accustomed to cir
cumvent the searchers after truth by the
adoption of stage names which are all
the more genuine for being of home
manufacture. Along with the name
there is usually associated a miniature
biography of so plausible a character as
to deceive the very elect. The avowed '
use of a stage name amounts to a dis
" rUCI .bllt'll l,IiW bllU X.Ull'JI V. ui... .
tinct notification to the anxious inquirer
that, for value received, a choice Hob
son's choice is allowed between the
acceptance of the authorized legend and
blank agnosticism. . ' "" 7"V
This practice has -the sanction Jt 1
time-honored custom, and it would bo
useless to protest against so harmless
and reasonable a deceit. ' The fine must,
however, be drawn somewhere, and
most penple will agree1 that it i may .
properly be drawn at the deliberate s--
Kprtion t,h;it the sta?e pseudonym and .'
romance constitute rea biography. It
was generally believed that the charm
ing actress and beautiful woman known
to both continents as Lilian Adelaide
Neilson really bore that name in private
life, but her premature death has rudely
torn the veil. The English papers have
lately disclosed that the story of her
l.li-fl. at Sunirrns'l ill 1X50 IS .1 mvth-
that her real name was Elizabeth Ann '
Brown, that she was born .March 3, -183D,
at St. Peter's Square, Leeds: that
ner mothec, a Gypsy woman, is still
living, anu mat ner lULrouucimu u puu
i; n.itlna was Krst. n.4 a. h:ir-maid and
next as a ballet-dancer on the boards of
a London theater. The world will not
harshly condemn her for wishing to con
ceal her humble origin, but the incident
points a valuable moral to other mem
bers of the profession namely: to con
sult plausibility in their stage myths, so
that they may not be too ruthlessiy shat
tered by nnforseen contingencies. New
Death of the Knight or Kerry.
The champion general of the land
lords of Ireland has passed away in the
person of the Knight of Kerry, Peter
Fitzgera'd, lately created a baronet.
The" Knight could trace his ances
try back to the time of the Nor
man invasion and his father was well
known as an advocate of Catholic eman
cipation and as a member of various
Governments, both before the Union of
1780 and after that event. He always
lived on the island of Valentia, which
he owned and thence he sent from time
to time to the daily and periodical
press letters in defense of the territorial
interest. He was an able man and had
a good style of writing, so that his pro
ductions were highly valued by his
clients and deemed worthy of attack by
his opponents; but. of course, he gen
erally came to grief in the numerous en
counters which he provoked or in which
he entered on invitation. His last pro
duction was an article in the Nineteenth,
Centunj for March, and it is remarkable
that in that article he announced mat
he would probably write no more. In
person he was somewhat notable. He
was about the middle height and of a
lithe and active frame, while a face of
sharply-cut features and large keen .
,1. rb- .cm ur-a.1 nrviumMl t)V & lieaQ. OI .
snowv hair. . It remains to add that,
though he was not accounted a bad
landlord, most of his tenants lived in .
the most absolute wretchedness. Dub
lin Cor. Boston Herald.
Sir Edwin Landseer could draw two
different objects at about the same time
one with his right hand, the other
witS his left.