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THE MILAN EXCHANGE.
W. .A.. WAIJE, Iutlllicr.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Source3.
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Mr. Mii.i.kk Introduced a new Chinee
fmmlsrratlon bill, with a ten years' limit, In
the Senate, April 8tti. After tome discussion
llie vetoed Ctilnee hill wa taken nn. Mr.
llavard answered the President's oojoctlons
to the hill. A vote on a motion to inter the
bill was lost 18 to 8. The question wan then
put on the piisao of the bill over the vero
lost, 29 to 21, not the nocs.ary two-thirds.
The House took up the army impropria
tion bill and tlio Chair ruled that the clause
transferrin? yiiaiturinatnr'8 department
Claim to the ooiirt ol til alma must be elim
inated. Mr. Illarkburn Rave notice of a reso
lution to investigate tbe manner of pu.ftlna;
on these rliilms in the department, which
Custom, lie had evidence, savored of black
tnail. A discussion followed In which Messrs.
Heed ami Cox had a tilt. The bill finally
pushed with little change.
Thb bill appropriating tfJfl.OOO for the lm
medlnte rcliof of the Cheyenne and Arapa
hoe Indians passed the Senate on tho flth.
The h!!l to fix' ft day for the meeting of elec
tors for President and Vice President, and to
rrovido for and roulate the counting of
he vntes for President and Vice-President
and tbe doetaiou of ouesttons aris
ing thereon. was further discussed
nd passed ny a viva voce vet. The
Indian Territory railroad bill was made
nntlnlshod business, and the Hennto, after
executive session, adjourned till the loth v
In the House bills passed appropriating $90,
OttO tor the purohaso of seed for the suitorwrs
from the overflow of tke Mississippi, and
f Kio.oooto continue the work on tbe VTashlno
ton monument. The tariff commission bill
was discussed and three Chinese immigration
measures were introduced. A motto n to ad
journ over until Monday was voted down.
The bill relieving from the charge of de
sertion soldiers In the volunteer servloe dur
ing the late war on proof that they served
fnithtnllv tintll the expiration ot their term
of enlistment, er until the 1st of May, 115,
but who failed to be mustered out and re
ceive and honorable discharge, passed the
House of Repre.sentatlves on the 7th. Mr.
Washburn, of Minnetutota, submitted a con
ference report on the bill to authorize the
construction of a bridge across the Missouri
biver within five miles of St. Charles, Mo.
Agreed to. Mr. Haskell, of Kaunas, advocated
passage of the tariff commission bill, and
when he bad oonoludod his speech the House
took a recess. The evening session was for
the consideration ot ponslon bills. . i ; ,
In tbe House of Representatives, April 8,
Mr. Frost, of Missouri, announced the death
of his colleague, Thomas Allen. Ha offered a
resolution of regret and for tho appointment
of a oomtnittee ot seven Representatives and
three Scnntors to take order for superintend
ing the funeral ceremonies, whloh was nna.nl-
riionsly adopted. The Speaker announced
he following oommlttee to attend the remains
of the deceased to Pittsflcld, Mass.; Messrs.
Mate), Front, Robinson, of Massachusetts,
Guntor, Chalmers, Mills and Aldrlch. The
House then, otit of respect to the memory of
deceased, adjourned. , j ' ,
Tun bill amending the anti-polygamy law,
fixing the salaries of the Eleotlon Commis
sioner under the law at $3,000 per annum, In
accordance with tbe recent recommendation
of tho President, passed the gennte on the
loth j also, the bill reported by Mr. Davie (W.
Va.), to repeal, except as stated, all laws pro
vidlng forpermanent or Indefinite appropri
ation.'!. The death of Representative Allen
whs announced, and as a mark ol re
spect : for the deceased the Senate ad
journed In tlMi House, Mr. . Thomp
son submitted the majority report
of the Committee on Kindlon in tho eon
tested case of Mackey vs. O'Connor, from
nonth Carolina, declaring the contestant
Mackey entitled to the seat. Mr. Richardson
Introduced a eonenrrent resolution directing
the I loose and Semite Committees on Public
Buildings to inquire into the advisability and
cost of purchasing a suitable site for a resi
dence for the President of the United States,
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Mormon leaders, including Joseph
Taylor and Joseph Smith, have placed their
wives in separate houses, to avoid arrest
under the clause of the anti-polygamy law
which makes cehabltation with more than
one woman a misdemeanor. , .. ,
Mr. Elmore, Feruvian Minister, in
communicating the news that tbe ex-Dicta
tor Pierok had left Peru.says : The whole of
Peru is now firmly united, In spite of per
Intent efforts of Pierok and tbe Chilians to
destroy constitutional order. Ttls is a lega
cy whloh the lamented Geieral Hurlbut has
left Peru, as the greatest triumph of his he
role life, and while the Peruvian people ex
1st united and are In enjoyment of Kepubll
can institution they will ever remember
and venerate the name of Hurlbut, United
States Minister and statesman, to whose
memory national gratitude will soon raise i
fitting monument." . :
Chairman Williams, of tbe Peru
vian investigating committee, the other
day, read a letter from the late Minister
Hurlbut, atatJnj that he would sail April 6,
and that tbe United States had a bad repu
tatlon in Lima. Shlpherd read a postscript
to his letter ot May 20, In which be an
nounced that his clients had reoonsldered
their intention ot offering General Grant
the presidency of the company. Ho then
expressed the opinion that Minister Hurlbut
had obstructed and frustrated bis purposes,
ana was seconded Dy ms cnier, me lute sec
retary ef State.
The President has nominated Henry
M. Teller, ot Colorado, Secretary of the In-
terlor; Win. E. Chandler, of New Hamp
hire. Secretary of tbe Navy Win. H. Hunt,
of Louisiana, Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia; Iioland
Wortbington, Collector of Customs, Bos
ton; Adin B. Underwood, Surveyor of Cus
toms, Boston; Daniel Hall, Naval Officer ot
Customs, Boston; John J. Knox, Minnesso
ta, Comptroller ot the Currency. . i j
The nomination of Mr. Teller as Sec
retary of the Interior was confirmed on the
' The Republicans of Rhoda J Island
gave Governor LKtlefieU a inarity ef 4,533.
Key. Hamilton, pastor of the la
dependent Cburch, at Oakland, Cal., died In
the pulpit, April 9. During hit discourse
he suddenly paused, and sinking down. ex
pired almost lnataa'.ly. lie was well known
on the Pacldo coast.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Thb steamer Bella Mao, one of the
best tow boats on tbe upper Mississippi,
was demolished by the explosion of her
boiler, near BrownsvllIe.Minn., April 7. She
had a crew of seventeen men, and not one
among the entire number escaped without
Injury, while six were killed outright. How
the accident happened Is mere conjecture,
for among the survivors who were rescued by
the citizens of Brownsville, and who wore
afterward carried to La Crosse by the steam
er Toll, which bad been sent to the scene,
not one could give any positive statement,
further than that there was a sudden ex
plosion, subsequent horrors of burned
and scalded victims, cries of tbose who
were burled overboard for help from .tbe
waters, and the scenes always incident to
such disasters. Frank Mclntyre, Swift
Bell, John Nolan, W. McCaumisb, Charles
Martin and George McCautalsh were killed,
and ten or twelve persona were burned and
A storm at Highland, Mich., caused
the death of Mrs. Henry Taylor and Mr.
Crandall. A number of persons were in
jured and much property was destroyed.
A party of lynchers recently pressed
a steamer Into service at Raymond City, W.
Va., and proceed to Wlnffeld, where they
took Joseph Smith colored, from jail and
hanged him to a tree. The charge against
Smith was assault upon a white woman. He
made a confession.
Thomas FisimcRN, aged 45, a pros
perous farmer of Katort, rrebie county,
Ohio, recently clubbed bis wife to death,
fled from tbe bouse to a wheat-field, and cut
his wrists and throat with a pocket-knife.
Jealousy drove him mad. He imagined that
bis wife was trying to get possession of the
farm, and that she thought more of the chil
dren than she did of him. '
A tragedy marked by unusual fiend-
Ishness and brutality was enacted at Hop
klnton, Mass., tbe other morning. Patrick
Kelly murdered bis son, literally chopping
ble head from his body. .The family were
at breakfast, when the father left the table
and went out Into the yard, returning in a
few minutes with an ax in bis band. His
10-year-old son was sitting with his back to
ward tbe door. As Kelly entered he lifted the
ax and, without a word of warning, brought
It dewu with full force upon his son's head.
Tbe blow was a glancing one and the ax was
blunt, so the bead was not split, but the
boy fell over dead. The monster, not satis
fied with this, preoeedsd to Btrike at the
boy's neck, until be bad severed his head
from the body and sent It rolling across the
fleer.i Tbe murderer was arrested before be
had gone a square. ,
George Stark, colored, has been
arrested in Detroit, Miub., for beating his
thirteen-year-old son to death.
Jacob Lester, aged 20, was drowned
while bathing In a pond near Atlanta. Ga.,
on the 0th. He had been sick for some time,
and is supposed to have been seized with
cramps. His body was recovered.
The body of an elegantly dressed
young man was found lying dead in the rond
near Denver, Colo., recently. A; revolver
with three freshly ( discharged cartridges,
lying by hU side, and a bullet hole Just be
low the right ear, indicated either
murdor or suicide. The hat of the victim,
almost filled with blood, was found a quar
ter of a mile further up the road. Investi
gation showed that the body was that of
Walter Lincoln, the runaway son of wealthy
parents In Boston. He was penniless, and
bad eaten nothing for three days. ' The
Coroner's Jury returned a verdict of proba
ble suicide. , ,
Joseph Mattox, aged 18, was ar
rested In Chicago, April 9, for cutting bis
sister's throat. . Tbe girl, Bridget, aged 16,
bad beon sent on an errand, and not return
ing soon enough, her brother was sent te
find her.' Thoy quarreled on the sidewalk
near the bouso, when Joe suddenly drew a
knife and cut her throat from ear to ear
Tbe prisoner is a butcher, who works in a
packing house. The girl's condition is be
lieved to be critical.
Peter Miller, a printer employed
In Kellogg's Publishing House, Cleveland,
O., fatally shot himself, April 9th. Insanity
Is tbe supposed cause. He bad some monoy,
and imagined that somebody was trying te
rob him of it. ' '.
Some months ago a package oontain
ing $8,000 was lost at Grayling, Mich., while
In charge ot the express cempany. A few
days ago U. D. Price, a poor railroad labor
er. bbught a house and branched out In
other directions so as to excite susplclen.
Detectives visited the bouse and found un
der a olapboard almset $0,900. Upon being
confronted with these facts Price owned up
and said he noticed tbe package accidentally
drop while being transferred at the statien.
He kicked it under the platform and after
ward secured it. He says he burned nine
(100 bills, for fear tbey might lead to bis de
St, Xavier's Catholic Chvrch,
one of the largest and finest In Cincinnati,
was totally destroyed by fire the other day.
An express messenger on a Fort
Wayne train recently beard strange neises
from a large box billed to Philadelphia
When he pried eft the top, outstepped an
bid man named Jerry McAuley, whe had
been shipped from Chicago in the most
economical manner. The express matter re
mains In the handset the officials at Del-
phop, O. i - i I i
, The House Committee hare agreed
to insert in the river and barber bill an ap
propriation of $4,723,000 for improvement of
the Mississippi River from tbe head of the
passes to the mouth of the Illinois. Of this
sum, $4,123,000 is to be expended for Im
provements below Cairo, and ftWO.OOQ be
tween Cairo and .the Illinois River. The
whole appropriation is to be expended by
tbe Secretary of War, in accordance with
the plant, specifications and estimates of
tbe Mississippi River Commission.
The graves of Cenfederate dead were
decorated at New Orleans en the 6th. The
Grand Army of the Republic participated
in tb eereaony, . : -
Cap l'onn, a brother of the slayer of
Jesse Jaaies, has been arrested for cguvplio
ity In the murder of Wood Ulte, wi vat
killed at his bouse.
A train on the (Julf, Colorado A
Santa Fe Railroad was hoarded by six rob
ber", near Cleburne, Texas, tbe other night.
Ordering all bands up tbe thieves walked
through the coach, one of tbem holding a
pillow-slip open and telling tbe passengers
to drop something In for the missionary
fund, and they all contributed liberally.
Tbe conductor dropped In Just after the col
lection, but immediately started back for
tbe express car. As the door closed behind
him one ot the robbers shot at blin, but
missed. Tbe train started up at this Junc
ture, and one ot the men crying &"Jump
off, boys," they rushed to tho platform and
disappeared. The amount of money tbey
got is variously estimated, but the most re
liable report says It was over $1,000.' 'The
Sheriff of Johnson County, with a large
posse and a pack of bloodhounds, started In
Captain McInttre, Mato Bondu-
rant, Second-mate Hill and the colored
captain ot the watch, Wash Smith. have been
Indicted for "Involuntary manslaughter In
being the cause of the burning of the steam
er Golden City."
jAMfc.s Fisk and George M. Irwin,
having In their possession $100,000 worth of
new bonds ot the city of St. Joseph, Mo.,
were arrested In Now York City, April 8,
while trying to sell them at sixty cents on
the dollar. Tbe securities, numbered 901
to 1,000 inclusive, mysteriously disappeared
from the Register's safe.
In Philadelphia, Pa., the other day,
three sisters died suddenly within hulf an
hour. . Two of tho women, Sarah Watson,
a widow aged 52, and Mrs. Cynthia Wins-
more, aged f48, mslded at 320 Wharton
street, and the third, Mrs. Kluabeth Smith,
at 13a5 South Fourth street. About 10
o'clock at night Mrs. Wlnsmore, hearing a
noise in her sister's roem, entered and found
Mrs. Watson in a dying condition. Medical
assistance was promptly summoned, and
Mrs. Smith was also sent for. Mrs. Watson
expired in a few minutes. . Almost immedi
ately Mrs. Winsmore fell to the floor un
conscious, and In ten minutes she died. Ten
minutes later Mrs. Smith, the third sister,
was a corpse.
Ten persons were attacked, with
trichina at Bridesburg, Pa., April 9th. Mr.
and Mrs. Lutz and four children were not
expected to recover. Members ot two other
families to whom diseased ham was given
were also attacked.
A party of 400 Italians at work on
the West Shore Railway at Fort Plain, N
Y., stoned and fired tbe residence ot the
contractor because they were not puld their
The charge is brought against the
Commissioner of the General Land Office
that a company of sportsmen has been given
at Its own price a tract of live thousand
acres of swamp land lying on Lake Erie,
twelve miles outside of Toledo, notwith
standing the efforts of settlers in the vloinity
to bid of a portion at market prices. Prop
erty worth $30 per acre went off at $1.23
through collusion at Washington."
Jcdgk Wylie has decided the star'
route Indictments geod and sufficient, the
evidonce presented being strong enough to
warrant tbe prosecution of the defendants.
Tbe recognizance of Stephen W. Dorsey was
declared forfeited and bis arrest ordered.
TnE bill restoring Captain Corbin, of
the Navy, to the active list passed the Sen
ate, April 11. In the House the bill passed
appropriating $80,000 to make good a de
ficiency In the Indian fund. The post-office
bill was considered In committee.
In New York City, the other day,
Francis A. Foijg beiran an action against
Clinton B. Fisk to recover $00,738.50, alleged
to have boen lost in mining speculations in
which plaintiff was induced to take part
through alleged false uud fraudulent repre
sentation. Flak, who was a General In the
army, is a prominent member of the Metho
dist Church, founder of Fisk University,
Tennessee, and generally regarded as a man
cf Irreproaehablo character, pronounces
the charges false in every particular, and
the attack upon him most malicious and
Rev. Geo. II. Acstin, of Marion,
Ind., pleaded guilty to a charge of forgery,
April 10, and was sentenced to five years in
the Penitentiary and to pay a fine of $10.
The forgery was a note for $250, uud was
committed iu February lust.
G. W. Gray, a student of the Sam
Houston Normal School at HuntBvllle, Tex
as, shot and wounded M. J, Jordan, anoth
er student, the other day. The trouble
originated in sending a comic valentine In
February last. . . . :
The bill of exceptions taken in the
case of Charles J. tiuiteau and signed by
Judge Cox has been printed, and makes
pamphlet ot thirty-nine pages. There are
thirty-two exceptions as to matters occur
ring up to the time when the case was given
to the Jury, and exceptions also to the rul
ings of the Court denying a new trial and
overruling the motion In arrest of Judgment.
The fire which destroyed the works
of the Powell Tool Company,' at Cleveland,
Ohio, the other day, is attributed to lucea
diaries. Fifty employees from the e.-tab
lishment struck several weeks ago, and
sintw then riots anil threatening have been
of frequont ocuurreucu. , The non-union
men who were employed In place of tbe
strikers have been assaulted aud shot al,and
Antonio Harrkko, a well-to-do Mex.
lean, living near TvitJToTass, Texas, Miot
his wife 'through the breast, mortally
wounding her, April 10, and Mew out hU
brains, leaving six IfrMl orphans. No cause
given. .i if i ; it-f
A Hono KoNQ.silk bouse has just
been exp'ihud in a hulf million fraud.
, Paknelu ha been .released from Kil
mainhaui and has gone to England uu -rob.
Thr Central Hank ' of 'Indianapolis,
with a e.ipital' stock of $101.0 , has rlnsiid
In doi, niia oouitt of a defalcation i f ;.1,
0)0 by a tellui named Arthur Mueller. 1UI
doijo'-its irrigate tl05,M)0.
Several years ago, in Pickens County,
Georgia, a beautiful young woman, Mm.
Kate Southern, killed a young girl who
danced with her husband, who, previous to
marriage, had been a lovtr of the offending
party. She had pteadel with her husband
not to dance with the former rival, and then
left the room. O.i returning she saw. them
on the floor, having taken their places in a
quadrille. Stepping outside for a moment,
hi returned, walked up to the girl, bran
dishing a knife and exclaiming, "Well,
ou've danced enough," plunged the blade
Into her breast. The victim fell to the floor
and died. Southern and his wife escaped,
but she was afterward arrested, tried and
sentenced to ten years' Imprisonment In the
Penitentiary. Tho tragedy .created' ftreat
excitement throughout the State, and de
tailed accounts were printed by the press
generally. A few days ao Mrs. Southern
was pardoned by Gov. Colquitt.
An immense cave has been discovered
In a mountain near Brownwood, Texas.
It Is very small at the opening, barely large
enough for a man to crawl in, but after
going ten feet a person can easily walk
about. It Is one hundred feet long, seventy-five
feet wide, and twenty-five feet to the
top, which is covered with stalactites. On
out side is a stream of clear running water,
about ten feel wide, and two feet deep, bu
It contains no fish. This stream has no
exit from the cave, but disappears at one
end into the ground, and it is believed to
have a subterranean course, and to empty
into the Colorado River. All features con
nected with the cave are to be thoroughly
investigated. ' ' ,
There was an interesting and enthu
siastic meeting at tbe. Jewish Temple, in
Louisville, Ky., a few days ago, participat
ed In by the membors of all the Jewish con
gregations in the city. Tbe : object was to
effect a permanent organization for the re
lief of tbe Israelite refugees now flocking to
American shores, driven by the atrocities
ot the Russians. For several months past
desultory wanderers have, been arriving,
and have boen cared for by a few of the Is
raelite citizens, and from the small begin
ning of personal sympathy there bids fair to
grow a powerful and compact organization
that will work substantial benefits hv its
philanthropy. A permanent organization
was formed, with the following-named offi
cers: President, TS. Bloom; vice-presidents,
S. Ullman and S. Henle; treasurer,
N. Hoffheimer; secretary, Rev. E. Meyers.
Walter Roundtree, a university
student at Athens, Ga., was fatally
shot by Frank Johnson and Kuoch
Echols, colored, a few, days , ago,
and the town was thrown Into the wildest
excitement. The streets were filled with
armed negroes, and tbe Mayor detailed fifty
citizens to guard the Jail. A conflict be
tween the students and friends of the col
ored men was expected and some arrests
were made. A coroner's Jury -charged
Johnson with deliberate and premeditated
murder, and Echols with abetting It.
During a thunder-storm a few nights
since,' lightning struck a poplar tree neai
Owensboro, Ky., and not a vestige of it was
left, but the splinters were scattered a dis
tance of two hundred yards.
From 18.51 to 18G0 the Southern
States (Including Maryland, Delaware, Mis
souri and West Virginia) patented but 2,244
inventions, whereas from 1871 to they
patented 14,440. It Is said that ' necessity
is the mother of Invention," and It Is unde
niable that "necessity" has been conspicu
ously abroad in tbe South since 1871. .
Mainly through the efforts of Col.
John C. Calhoun, a son of the famous states
man ot that name, a dock company is going
into cotton culture extensively in Chicot
County, Arkansas. The capital is provided
by New England men, and amounts to fl,
000,000. Plantations aggregating S2.000
acres have been purchased along the route
of a projected railroad, and bordering the
Mississippi River. Xogro labor will be em
ployed at day's wages iu cash, and the best
machinery will be put in.
A steamboat fitted with machinery
for grinding and compressing tan-bark, is a
new venture on the Tennessee River, The
bark Is taken on board, ground, compressed
and packed in kegs or half-barrels, and In
that shape shipped to Europe. Bark is now
brought to market in bulk and handled at
great expense, and can not be shipped to
Europe at all.
The Governor of South Carolina has
ordered the Attorney-General of the State
to defend the election conspirators In the
federal courts.' '
In the overflowed portion of Arkansas
cattle are still dying of hunger and being
tortured by gnats. Buzzards can be scon
by thousands, having grown so tame that
they scarcely fly out of the way of boats.
At a meeting of the Board of Direct
tors of the Memphis A' Charleston Railroad
the plan for consolidation with the East
Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad was
favored and the stockholders have boen
called to meet In June to confirm the pro
The bones of a woman and baby hare
Just been found In an old shaft near Villa
Rica, Ga. They are supposed to be tbose of
a young lady who, seventeen years ago, hav
ing committed a social ludUcretlon, disap
peared and was never after beard from.
The Louisville (Ky.) Council offers
$1,000,000 to secure the romoval of the Htate
capital from Frankfort. .
There are over half a million acres ol
land In Fulton County, Georgia, the county
in which Atlanta Is situated, valued at only
S cents an acre. ..
The Volksfest Association, of Hous
ton, Texas, offer an JHoO prize for a military
drill on May 4, aud deilre Companies E and
A of SU Louis, Mayor's Guard, Chlcka
saws, ot Memphis, and Qtiapavvs, of Little
Rock, to compete.
Genuine white-bellied and boneless
shad In the greatest abundance are In tbe
Selma market, caught in tbe Alabama River.
The rivers are falling.
FACTS AM) FIM'KES.
The l?:iptit ministerial nrmy in the
(.'nit'-d Mate iuuuIhts 10,614," beside-
Tlia. Cincinnati Industrial Kxpnt
fi'in of eUvirfd (Ml,ii:'4.4t;. The
Kxpvsitiin ofuSSl h)st -10,1'2. 24.
Tin: l:rgo manufactoritM of heavy
gloves nt Johnstown, Fulton Countv. N.
i., hnve had scarcely nny call for tlicir
goods this season, owing to tho warm,
weather. . , , . j , ,
There were 1,73G rivcasVitii flui-in
the season of 1881. and the amount ol
money that chnnsred hands was $1)87,
284, of which $311,033 was won in the
United States; ' '
A lead nencil should never bo Wet.
It hardens the lead and ruins the pencil.
This fact is known to newspaper men
and stenographers. Hut nearly every
one el.e does wet a pencil before iisinit.
The long-sotight-for speeilic against
hydrophobia, it is said, has been discov
ered in Cambodia in the shape of the
bark of a tree, the effect 1 of which is
very similar to that of strychnine. ln
Jay GcHild8 total wealth is esti
mated at over .00,00:l,ti0', of which
$40,000,000 is Invested in railroad and
telegraph stocks, and !l''),ihh).ooo in
bonds. Ho and Vanderbilt could bv-aud-by
afford to " pool their issues!"
and pay off tho National debt. X. Y.
Tho Aider gulch, in Montana, has
been steadily producing placer gold for
twenty years, and is now worked out as
high as water can be carried on it
Sides. The amount of gold taken out
is estimated at over 830,000,000. More
than a dozen gnld-learingpiartz claims
are now buing worked at the head of the
guleh. Chicago Times.
The great activity in, business cir
cles is made, manifest by the fact that
the outward-bound mails ' from New
York City are unprecodentedly large.
Recently 1)01, 000 letters and circulars,
and 1,19,000 newspapers and circulars
were dispatched from that city, neces
sitating ii'J wagon-trips from the pgst
oilice to the railroad depots. Chicago
Journal. . .
Tho Astors pay taxes in New York,
on $11,500,000 worth of property; W.
11. Vanderbilt on $3,250,000; A. T.
Stewart's widow on $5,250,0.00; Amos
R. Eno, $1,000,000; J. G. Kennett, 1,
200,000, aud so on. . The bulk of tbjoir
wealth, however, consists of securities,
which are not included in the personal
estate taxable in New York.
If the growth of cities be a critorinn.
of prosperity, Italy is advancing rapidly.
The new census returns show that Na
ples has a population of 49,334, an in
crease of 40,000 since 1871; Milan, 321,
000; Rome, 800,292; Palermo, 24VJ55;
Genoa, 179,491; Florence, 168. 0'K); -Venice,
130,698; Uologne, 122,884; Messina,
120,000; Catanic, 101,000; Leghorn, 97,
C15; Ferrare, 77,008; Padua, 72.174; Ve
rona, 67,741; Lucca, 68,116; Alessandria,
62,631; Brescia, 60,030; Bari, 00,576; Ra
WIT, AM) WISDOM,
rmmodest words admit of no defense,
For wiml of docoucy is want of seuso.
Euii vf llnsccominon.
Nothing makes so much noise as a.
rickety wagon with nothing in it, unless
it be a man who insists on talking when
he has nothing to say. N. Y. Herald.
Eli Perkins cut open a Florida alli
gator and found pine knots iu its stom
ach. That's nothing. An alligator is
not obliged to make a diet off of rocks
and gravel-banks all tho year round.
Detroit Free Fn-$. i
An oriental traveler says: "I have
seen a heavy man iired several yards
into a dense crowd by the kick of a
camel, and picked up insensible.") .The
American mule used to go to school to
the camel. Courier-Journal. i y
Tho meanest man on record sent
through a posUofliee presided over by a
woman, a postal-card or- which -was
written: Dear Jack: . Hero's the de
tails of that scandal." And then. the
rest was in Greek Boston tost. . 1
' A' Philadelphia editor bears tha
name of Comet. He should hava no
difficulty in providing a tale fot his
paper, but it is hoped ho, will not .get
out of his orbit, and pitch ' into tho Sun
or tho World. Norristowr Herttld.
A lazy young man enmpfained that
he was overworked in his business, to
which the father replied: ' I suspect,
George, that overwork is not,..jour
trouble, but that it is that you need
working over. Jfome Treasure. ;
t C-ld Mrs, kluloworth' doib'ji know
why people w Will make counterfeit
money. She says she " tried to pass a
bad half dollar a dozen times the other
day, but nobody would have it," and
she Ui inks it .a Mate of time to make
auob. ctnlT. ill 1 iitt i
A Philadelphia man told a post
master from a rural village that his
post-office clerk was no gentleman,"
and the postmaster got m Piad 'us tt hor
net nd came very near, getting .himself
arrested for assault and battery before
he reilected that hU clerk wai a" lady.
"My brodders," said a waggish
colored man to a crowd, in all inilic
tion, in all ob your troubles dar Is 'one
place you can always find sympathy."
Whar? Wharf" shouted several. In
do dictionary," he replied, rolling his
eyes skyward. JV. Yr Jiukpqvdent.
A leading citizen, f Dallas, one of
the most intelligent property owners in
the town, was reading a newspaper in
the Texas Siflings office, when he came
across the paragraph: "The admission
of Dakota is a foregone conclusion at
Washington,'" whereupon ho said: "I
can't keep up with tho run of tho Wash
ington scandals, there are o many of
them. What did Dakota admit?" TeJ