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WOMEN AS BULL-FIGHTERS.
The Brutal Sport Carried on in France as
Well as in Spain.
(1Irom the Low1on Telegraph.)
Bull-baiting and fighting is not yet
over in Frar.ce any more than in Spain.
Despite the outcry that was raised
some months ago relative to the dis
graceful scenes that occurred in the
amphitheatre at Nimes during a bull
baitine carnival, the same spectacles
have Yeen again witnessed amid the
enthusiasm of ten thousand spectators.
On Monday, May 10, the famous am
phitheatre, a relic of old Roman times,
was full to repletion with a crowd of
excited beings who had come to wit
ness the skill and prowess of the Mata
dor Frutos and his compeers.
What was more, three toreras were
to appear, this being the first time that
women have entered the r-enas at
Nimes. At three o'clock i, ae after
noon the performances began with a
grand procession of Spanish bull
fighters, male and female, who rode
proune nto the enclosed space to
the ilnd of military music. Three
toreras in fancy costumes, all spark
ling with fila ree and bangles, headed
the proces-ion. Then came the quad
rille, composed of five toreators,
beaded by the great Frutos himself in
gorgeous habit ment
At the sound of a bugle a splendid
black bull of cr -ed spanish breed
bounded snorti to the ring. The
women iimediatery set to work with
their banderilla-, which they flung at
the face and body of the catreerimg
toto. The tips of the animal's horis
were covere-i with round knobs of
wood or leather while the women were
ply-iz their darts, so at to prevent
accideuts, bat tiee protectos were
afterward removed in ,omie imstances
while the men were performing.
A second bull, a red one, which was
next let loose, wade -traight at one of
the toreras, a young woman, profes
sionally dezignated as Senorita Denita
del Amo, and knocked her over in a
second, but not, however, before she
had succeeded in planting two lance
headed pennous between bis eyes.
The woman was disengaged with
surprising deftness by her male com
pations and returned to the charge
with courageous persistence. She was
loudly appiauded by the public for her
performance. A fresh bull was intro
duced, which brought out the finer
play of Fratos, whose first proceeding
was to clear the bull with a pole as
easily as if he were clearing a fence.
Re then simulated death by lying still
on the ground, escaping with marvel
ous adroitness as the bull came near
him with ferocious intent.
The torora Benita del Amo then sat
on a chair in the middle of the areni
and calmly awaited the onslaught of a
fresh animal. In the twinkling of an
eye she wa% caught on the bull's horns
and was tossed high in the air, falling
stunned to the ground. This was the
most deplorable part of the perform
ance and no more serious accidents
The- quadrille of men instantly at
tracted the bull's attention from his
prostrate prey and the woman was
quickly sprinkled with water or vine
gar . and rose apparently uninjured
from the ground. Her light clothes
were torn to shreds. Frutos repeated
the chair movement, but, more adroit
than the woman, he nimbly sprang
aside before the bull could bear down
on him and just escaped a terrible
horn thrast. Six bulls in all were let
-loose. The women's performauces
were great failures.
ORANDil ARMY OF TUE RSEPUBLIC.
Who Oibiginated the Idea and What Is Has
* The order'of the Grand Army of
the Republic was organized in the
State of Illinois early in the year 1866.
To Dr. B. F. Stephenson, of Spring
field, 1ll., belongs the honor of sug.
gesting the formation of this union of
*veteran soldiers and of launching the
organization into existence. The ob.
ject of the combination was to afford
assistance to disabled and unemployed
soldiers. Dr.- Stephenson had been a
surgeon in a volunteer regiment dur
ing the war, and wias firmly conymnceu
-that an organization of the returned
volunteers for uzual benetit was im
perastively needed. A ritual wvas
drafted u'nder his supervision, andl the
first post of the new order was formed
at Decatur, 1ll. Other pos5ts were
soon mustered throughout illinois aud
contiguous States and the First D)e
parazient (State) &onvention was held
at Springtield, li., July 12, 1866.
-General John M Pahner was there
elected department commander. Oc
tober 81, 1866, Dr. Stephenson, as
provisional comrauder-ini-chief, sent
out an order to all the Posts then
formed, calling for the first National
Convention of the &.rand Ar-my of the
Re'public. This was held in Indian
apolis, Ind., on November 2o follow
ing, and representatives werec present
from the states of Illinois, Missouri,
Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, In
diana and the District of Columbia.
General S. A. Ilurlbut was elected as
commander in-chief During the year
1867 the order spread rapidly. The
various States completed their work of
department orgatnizaltion and Pos
were formed in all the lai-ge towns
and in many counties. The second
National Encampment. meeting at
Philadelphia, Pa., January 15, 1868,
found the order in a most promismng
condition. In 1868 the first observance
of May 30 -as a Memorial Day by the
Grand Army was ordered. May 11,
1870, this date was fixed upon for an
nual observauce by an article adopted
as a part of the rules and regulations
of the order. Unfortunately, during
the warmly-contested political cam
jaign of 18~6$, the idea that the army
was intenmkd as a pontical organmza
tion gained curr-ency, with the result
of injuring the order greatly. A
heavy decrease of membership fol
lowed, causing almost a total disrup
tion of the order in tile West. in
May, 1869, a change in the ritual was
madle, pr-oviding for three grades of
membership, but this met with little
favor, and in 1871 all sections provid
ing for degrees or r-anks atuong ieir.
bers were stricken from the rules or
the order. At the same time a rule
was adopted prohibitinig the use of the
organization for anly partisan purpose
whatever, a principle which has ever
since been strictly adlhered to.
The Five O'Clock Tea to Die.
Four c'clock lunches ini the old
French style are replacing the British
importation of:> o'clock tea in fashion
able Parisian circles. The lunches are
generally given by young girls to their
newly married friends, and arc ar
ranged with elabor-ate simplicity.
Thus, the table linen is trimmed with
thread lace, the service is ususally of
"crackled" red glass, and the favorite
beverage is iced nmilk, ser-ved in artis
tic bowls, and flavored with a glass of
How to Make a Cigar Dance on a Hat---Ar:
Easily Performed Trick.
A hat is borrowed; likewise a cigar.
The performer breathes on the latter
to mesmerize it and declares that when
so mesierized he can compel it to
stand upright on the crown of the hat.
He endeavors to make it stand up
accordingly, at first without success,
but presently the cigar does actually
stand upright, self-supported, on the
crown. At command it will bow to
the companiy, salute the ladies on the
right, the ladies on the left, and so on.
The performer then asks for a little
music, and begins to move the hat
about, still crown upward, first in one
hand then in the other. The eigar
retains its vertical position, but sways
about, sometimes to one side, some
times the other, as if endeavoring to
keep time to the music. At any
moment the performer can request a
spectator to take the cigar from the
hat and to satisfy himself that it is not
attached in any way.
The seming mystery rests on the
use of a very simple piece of appartus
-a little rod about the size of a lead
pencil, but rather thicker, of ebony or
some other heavy wood, and with a
needle-pint an inch long projecting
from one end of it. The performer
gets this inside the hat and in his pre
tended ettorts to balance the cigar on
the hat )ushes the needle-point up
through the crown and into the end ot
the cigar, which the aceforwar 1 stick,
upright on the point. Any inclioa
tion given to the ebony rod within the
hat will naturally make the cigar bend
in the oi pp1te direction and so to
salute the company, etc.
The hand may now grasp the brim
of the hait only, leaving the ebotsy rod
swinging free withiti the hat, and as it
swings t will comnmunicate a swaying
motion to the cigar above, as if affectd
by the muisic.
When the trick i7 completed You
invite some spectator to take the cigar
from the hat. At the same muoment
that his tingers touch the cigar vou
withdraw the needle-point from below
when tl:c cigar naturally falls and
nothing whatever remain., to indicate
the meoims that supported it. The
nerformer irmediatelv begins to
brush the hat with bis handkerchief
and under cover of so doing is enabled
without difficulty to smuggle away
into his sleeve or pocket the little
I' LUCK IN PETTICOATS. -
A Veritable Texas Heroine, who Comc- to
Grief at Last.
(Frian the AtIa ta Colatioition.)
Just iiow Bettie Travis is the talk of
Texas. The frontiers of that State
have produced many women of daunt
less courage, but Betty in her way has
surpassed them all.
This girl is a beautiful blonde, sym
metrical as "the Greek Slave," charged
to her finger tips with electricity, and
as wild and- fearless as an Amazon.
In so-ae unexplained way Bettie
got into trouble in Hunt county, and
the minions of the law made an attempt
to arrest her. She stood her ground
with a six-shooter, and kept the offi
cers at a safe distance until she suc
ceeded ii effectins: her escape. She
sought a home with her relations near
Bairdstevn, but they proved quarrel
some, ael she found it necessary to
draw a ;istol ard drive them into the
next coantv. For this a constable
tried to arrest her, but shle got the
drop on him with a Winchester rifle
and thei rode oil' to pastures neCw.
Tile hirn-spirited damsel w~as next
heard of ini tile Indian Territory.
There she was charged with~ violating
the revenrue laws, and at determined
effort wais made to secure her captturie.
Miss Beule was equal to the emier
ency. She donnied a mnatn's suit of
apprel, and arming herself with a
doublebgrrelleg shot gun and a
revolver, terrorized all the officers and
settlers until she made her way to
Red River. The ferryman declined
to carry~ her over without pay, but ttle
irl took aim at his head and pur
suaded him to land her on the other
Such career~s are generally as brief
as thev are brilliant. A deputy sheriff
finally captured poor Bet tie Travis
near Paris. He found the girl roam
ing the wvoodsh like a veritable Ophelia
babbling unintelligible nonsense, and
adoinig herself with wreaths of w'ld
lowers. Fortunately the deputy had
sese enough to see that he was deal
ing with a lunatic instead of a desper
ado. HeI treated tis prisonier kind iv,
and turn'ed her over to the State lunla
tie asylum. Texas now feels a sense
of relief'. For a long time it has been
a question whether Bettie woulid take
Texas or Texas would take Bettie.
A Mohammledan Joke.
It is th~e belief among the Mohatm
medanis that if early prayers are said
fort' mio~rninigs in successionl at the
mosque before any one else arrives.
the person so doing shall have good
luck and prosperity. There was a
poor m'i in Constantinople who was
the picture of bad luck and improvi
dence. Every morning early he re
paired to the great Mosque of St.
Sophia sud inivariably found some onle
ahead of him, thus breaking the
charm. One morning, as usual, lie
discovered the earlier devotee, and, as
he proved to be the same one all tile
time, he thus spoke: "My friend, I
am b~oor aud need good luck. For
many miornings I have come hither to
pray, each time earlier than before.
Give me a chances; tell me how you get
here earlier than I every day." To
which the early devoteeb replied: '
have two wives. When I awake in
the morning, one brings mec my slip
pers, the other my ablution bowl, and
by these wives attending to mny wants
tgether, I am enabled to be off earlier
for prayers than if 1 had onily one
wife." The poor man resolved to
profit by the advice. lbe gq himl
another wife, and in a few dai! dis
covered the real secret of the e4ly
devotee, viz., the war between the two
womn~ made very early morning
prayers at the mosque a blessing.
Won't Let Jleff Davis Hurt Them.
(KFn ine lu'Jacw Td~'rapl'.)
lello, there ! Hello, friends of the
Grand Army of the Republic, you who
scented the battle alar~ ol'antd shotuted
ha, ha, as vou jumped'the bounty: you
peioners and politicians, taike your
heads from under the cover. We will
not let Jefi Davis hurt you ie is
armed with a swvord made of white
rosebuds, but he will not stiek you.
Come out from under the political
wood-pile and walk right up and
draw your pensions. Don't b.e afraid.
Come out ; the boys shall not "pop a
cap," and you can stop your ear~s
while we explode the old anvil. Tile
Confederate yell may be scary to
fellows of- weak nerves, but it don't
os the government a cent
THEY TURNED THE HOSE ON HIM.
All the Town was Mad Because the Brute Beat
WATERF01n. Pa.. June 18.-Some time
since Arthur Higgins. a well-known young
man about towii, brouit home a bride
from Louisville. Ky. She was a pretty
antd charming gir, but frail and deicate.
Yesterdytv Iliggins was caug-ht br-itally
beating her for no other cause than the
breaking of a plate. Two of the citizens
who. witnessed the assault reported the case
to the ollicers of the Eagle Hose Conpany,
of which Hiins was a niemblier. Last
night about 6 o'lock a false alarm of fire
was 4rven aInd among others who began
working at the brukes was ligins. Ac
cording io previous arri-angenents he was
seized hy two or three while others pro
duced I larn- ernekery crate under which
he was placed and the stream of water
turned tipon imiii. By this time several
hundid estizens, and ns many women as
mena, wr' assembled enjoying the fun.
HiIn et, his escape after a few
minutes, ilt was soon1 Ciaught and held
while the swift stream was put in his face.
After a thorough soaking he was allowed
to escape. The tirenan of the tire company
then calilei the orgamizat ion to order and
it was moved and seconded that I1iggins be
expe led in disgrace. It was carried by a
shout of v-:as wh1.ich was heard through the
whole viil:ge. Higgins made a hasty sneak
through thI~e :lleys for home. Later in the
eveniti- Ig .- was suspended fromt the Order
of U nited Worknen, to which lie belonged.
The woP (in hlid a private indignation
meeting this evening and will see that Mrs.
i'riuls i t'prtc'te. The biusiness men
of the towa have pledged themselves to de
fray the expen.e of sending Mrs. Higgins
hone to I uisville. Ky.
Imr ortant Raitroad Mo, enwnt.
SZince . ll ichmonnd and Danville Ridl
Road C(o;, py cam-e into virtual possession
of all the oads centering at Charlotte, save
the Caroli :a Cenral. rumors of proposed
radical cha-ses have beei rife. and it seems
to have In --ore a settled fact that on the
nrst MA av ia .i1 V the IRicnhuond and
Dtnv ille sl h.-gin t booi things. The
new polic.' wM I one of enterprise and
progres iive's :nd we are told that after
July 1st. Charlotte will not only have
through dn s t .ior1ristown. over the At
lani i T -nnese & hito, and Western
North Ca ilina roads. but will have double
daily trin a to S vanah, over the Charlotte,
Columinia .% Agsta :a.d the Georgia Cen
tral rd . instead of the dailv train to Au
gusta. a, :.t p*e. Thie object ill pttting
the new tiii on the C. C. & A. will be to
secure th- Nort hern t ravel, as the Piedmont
Air Line, i'll 1-- enabled to make the rin
bcwe -I V.,sinton and S.amnah at least
six Ihour., quleker th:i can he done by the
co::st lino. .11n rri-angenent has been per
fected wit the Georgia central whereby
the liih -i'id D:mville ears will run
throug'rh furm Auu-t to Savannah with
out a ire:. WXhen t his changC is made
the w0hit postal cars will be run on the
Charlotte. Coliibla rand Augusta railroad,
and it is believed thit the lay train will
carry tie local miil as at present. Full
conieCtiais will then be made at Charlotte
on all traiis from the South for Northern
and Wesh, Iarn points. :tmld for south-hound
trains o:. all Southern points. The ar
rangemen: wa an adinirable one for the
pisene traflc :ind will secure a large in
crease of au~ie:s for the_ Ri-hmuond and
Dantvill" nm:panv.-(o,'l',iAf (Jxcrrer.
A Mean Boveott.
Aiout .' meinest specimuen e: the Itoy
cott wh'i-ehs appeared il tlis counitr is
tt w has been dei(Ied -ainst the
Wayn pi-ioilie. in Erie county, Penn.
Unt'il he ;.resent admititrttion came into
power the p stoillce in this little village. the
principal industry of vhich is represented
lhv al che-- factry. had ibe(-ei presidled over
y Mrs. Iiry nutalard. bit that lady has
be-in fitrid to) give way to Mrs. 3lartha
Preston. .vho is said to be a D~emocrat.
though e :isidering the fact that Pennsylva
niaL wtOne a' have not vot e. it is diflicult to see
why 1hie- should be chissed either as D~emo
erats or' Meputulicans. The Republicans.
.show t eeir displeasure. hav~e boycotted
the otlic anid hired a niam to -arryv their
il to Elginboroughi. -ten miles away.
The bove'..tt, of course, do~es not effect the
governen-t, bu.t it does effect very materi
ally the l.stnistr ess, wthose coinpenisation
depends -n the amtount of biusine-ss (done
through her oflice. The Republican pa
triots ~of Waytie postoilit-e art- thtis engaged
in the nole aittempilt tn take the bread fronm
the mou:.h of a woman in order to spite an
administr-ation wvhic-h their ac-tioni can in no
way etfee . and to do this they are paying
monev out of their own p)ockets. The
meanness mdt the absurdityv of this imupor-ted
system of tlipressiont we-re nevere better il
Instrated.'-.Vn Tor-k 77wo-.
Where~ (ildrten $warma and Sw armi.
3Iexico is the hot tied of children. The
hnd is tIouoded with thetm, anid a small famn
iyis a thi:ng unknown. They greet you
at every w indoiw. at every corner. on every
womn's baik. They liil the carriages aind
the plaza: theiy are like a swarm of bees
arondh aI honeysuckle-one on evt-ry tiny
fower antd hundreds wtitinig for their
chance. A mn died the other (lay who
was fellowed to the grave by eighty-seven
sons aud <ilughiters'. ail had bur-ied thir
generathions in the States: so lie was at father
o the graiud total of 100 children. There
is aniothen ani livinig in Mexico who hans
had two wives and wuhio ha~s living forty
five chihireni. Down ini a small village,
out fr-om \'era Cruz, is at father with sixty
eight child r-n. .l ilowin;g the small average
ot'ftve to aI f'onilv, one tan see howv numer
Otis the eralul-chllidrent wotuld lhe. I amn
acquaintted with a gentIaan wuhose mother
is liut thirt-e-n imdh a hadf years olde-r than
he. tand she htas eighteeni more of a family.
It is a blessed ting tha~t the niativeLs are~
able to live in at cane lint and exist on beans
and rice, else the list of de-athis by starva
tion would be sonmething dr-adful.
'Thie Apoigle of time Lepe-rs.
We reti-et to hear' tiiat the Ap)ostle of the
Lepers of Molionai is begin nitng to pay the
penalty of his hecroismi. S hut awaty from
all civilized and heah byv humanity, Fatht-r
Damen has for yeai:s been a willingprison
en in the island. in which are colld-eted and
conined tile lepers of all the neighbtoring
Sad(wieb group. Fon a Yogtie tog
cut off fromn the ouit ward world. Father
Damen conitinued in goot health, though
alone among the deaid. put the stroke has
fallen at last. In a letter wr-itten recently
he says: " Inmpossible for me to go any
more to hloninlu, on account of the lep
rosy breakitng (out on meit: -The microbes
have fintally settled thiemiselves itt my left
leg and my ear. and (ine eyebrow liegins to
fall. I t'xpect ti ha~ve my face soon disfig
ired. Hlavinig ino loubtamyself of the true
chrcter tif myv disease. I feel calm. re
signed, and happier among myv people.
Al mithty God knows w hat is best for my
santiietion, andt with that conviction~I
say datily a gli ood .'Fia das t e." 'Where
is'the he-rtismt whicht wuill vie with this T
Eeczema is one of the ugliest and most
troublesome of all blood diseases. It
pree(ds from hiumoi-s in the blood
which are sometimes. verv- difficult to
eradiaio. Four five wearv 'u-cans SJr. J.
D. Rodefer, of Greent'dtale, Va , sufl'ered
trribhv from this disease. He writes:
"Finding no relief ' the many medi
eines till'I used Brw Iron' Bitters, I
purchased three boettles; from the use of
which I have ohbtained almost entire re
lief. I recommend it to every one in
my neighborhood for any disord1er of the
blood and ana nral tonic."*
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Facts of Interest Gathered from Various
The silver in a Bland dollar is worth only
The total visible supply of cotton for the
world is 2,118,639 bales.
Twelve thousand Orangemen are drilling
The Conservatives have selected Colonel
Campbell Walker to oppose Gladstone.
Robert Robinson, aged 16, of Wades
boro, N. C., died Sunday of hydrophobia.
Conrad Miller, of Baltimore, aged 62,
suicided by jumping into the Patapsco
The cholera continues to rage in Venice.
An average of 20 new cases an d 10 deaths
Lord Derby and other prominent Liber
als have issued a manifesto to the electors
The Comte dc Paris has declined the
Queen's offer of the use of the Claremont
A severe shock of earthquake, lasting two
minutes, occurred at Asbury Park, N. J.,
All the Republican nominees for State
offices in Arkansas have been withdrawn
from the ticket.
The Brotherhood of Telegraphers have
resolved to fall in line under the banner of
the Knights of Labor.
San Jones has finished his work in Bal
timore. having converted 2.000 persons out
of a population of 340,000.
One hundred natives and ten English
people lost their lives through the eruption
of the volcano at Tarawera.
Terrible storms and floods have prevailed
in the French provinces, and three shocks
of earthquake visited Poictiers.
The coroner's jury has found another
verdict of willful murder against the police
A dynamite bomb was hurled into the
carriageway of the house of the Mayor of
Racine. N is.
Roscoe Conkling is to get $20,000 for
acting as government counsel in the Broad
way railroad investigation.
King Ludwig's old physician denies that
the King was insane. He maintains that
Ludwig was only eccentric.
Mrs. Wallace, of Knoxville, Tenn., was
frightened to death recently by a runaway
The British troops are dying by hun
dreds in Egypt. Ten dropped dead from
beat Sunday last.
A whoe family was swept away by a
Itood in Cheyenne. Wy., and (ne of the
bodies found in the top of a tree.
At a fire in a mattress factory in Chicago
Monday afternoon a number of operatives,
mostly girls, were buried in the ruins.
Dave Wells, of Macon, Ga., blew out his
brains yesterday with a pistol. Domestic
trouble and liquor was the cause.
It is stated that Parliament will be dis
solved on the 24th inst., and writs for the
new elections be issued on the 25th.
The Augusta mill owners posted a notice
that all the mills will be shut down unless
the employees of the Algernon Mill rtlurn
to worr at once.
The Knights Templar of Richmond have
gone on a jaunt to Providence, R. I. Their
train is a special, composed of six Pullman
cars and one smoker.
A man named Summerkalb, aged 85
years, and his wife, aged 78, were burned
or suffocated by the explosion of a kero
sene lamp in New York.
Nelson Palmer, of Baltimore, committed
suicide in jail, where he was incarcerated
on the charge of forgery last Friday. He
was respectably connected.
McGraw, the objectionable overseer in
the Algernon cotton mill at Augusta, has
resigned, andl the threa'ene-d outlook in the
mills there has been averted.
A terriric storm at Crookston, Minn.,
wrecked the Germuania Hotel, injuring
eight persons, and the Catholic Church,
and seriously damaged two other hotels.
Abraham Lincoln'~s tomb hashbeen turned
into a money-making machine, by making
visitors who desire to see it pay 25 cents
The Vatican does not approve of the ex
pulsion of the French Princes, but has de
cided to take no action respecting the mat.
A crazy negro wvoman attempted to hang
her three-year-old child in Yamaacraw yes
terday. The child was rescued and the
woman taken charge of.
The convicts employed on the Pittsboro
Railroad, North Carolina, have refused to
work, andl the authorities are trying to
starve them into obedience.
The heat in Minneapolis, Minn., Friday
and Satur-day last was inrense, the ther
mometer recording 96 degrees in the shade.
Three cases of sunstroke occurred Satur
The Michigan Democrats have decided
to run T. B. Barry, of the Knights of La
bor Executive Board, for Lieutenant Gov
At a nmeeting of "The Brothers of the
Red Cross." a Socialistic organization,
held in Chicago Monday, anarchy, Nihil
ism. revolt and plunder were advocated.
Winfield Lee Compton, of Kansas City,
Mo., was married on June 2, and on their
wedding trip stopped in New York, where
he shot himself and wife Monday.
On and after 'August 1st, the seven prin
cipal theatres of Chicago will abandon
iindow advertising. It will cut off an
average of 3,000 deadheads.
Representative Smalls has ait last sue
ceedled in getting the House to pass his hill
providing for the redemption and sale of
the school-farm lands now held in Beau
Morrison's motion to go into committee
of ti-e whole to consider the tariff bill was
defeated yesterday by a vote of 157 to 140.
The South Carolina Representatives voted
with the minority.
When the early train from Atlanta
reached Charlotte Tuesday, a stout-built.
gray-haired passenger was found to be dead
in one of the seats. His name was discov
red to be John Wilson, of Winston, N. C.
There is great excitement in Ottawa,
Ont., over a report that the Fenians con
template an attack on the Canadian fron
tier owing to the defeat of the home rule
Never say a woman can't keep a secret.
Four of the wives of Cabinet members
knew of the President's engagement since
January 1. It waus a ma~n who tinally let
the cat out of the bag.
The memberfs of a colored church at
Newport, Ga., have a mania for funeral
sermons. They not only save a corpse over
for Sunday, but not long ago preached six
sermons over the remains of one venerable
The coroner's jury in the case of Mc1en
zie, the American Vice Casui at Dublin,
who killed himself after fatally shooting
his wife, rendered a verdict that McKenzie
was insane vwhen lie did the shooting.
Galveston, Texais. was visited by a ter
rific storm Sunday. which submerged parts
of the city, swept bridges away, interfered
with shipping and cut off telegraphic com
muniction. Thgz wind blew at the rate of
sixty miles an hour.
An imimense multitude assembled at the
'tation to bid Gladstone Godspeed in his
Scotch camp~aign. He was greeted by en
tusiastic crowds all along the line, and
was received in Edinburgh by 40,000 peo
Among the subjects discussed by the
Washington, were the following: "The
Gods Geometrize," "The Ethics of the
Classics," and 'The Ultimate of all Relig
Every bachelor purchasing a $50 suit of
a certain clothing house at Hemingford.
Neb., is provided with a wife. It will be
seen, on reflection, that this makes thr ,uit
pretty expensive in the end.
The terms of International Typographi.
cal Union with the Knights of Labor are.
that it will join the Knights in any reason
able endeavor to sustain the rights of work
ingmen, but will not impair the integrity
of the union.
There was a rush of the populace to
view the remains of King Ludwig. Many
persons were knocked down and trampled
under foot in the rush. Guards were
posted with fixed beyonets to keep the
A. sentimental writer says "a baby is a
link which binds its mother to heaven.'
Pretty often it is a link which binds her to
the house when she is "almost .dying" to
go out making calls or to do a little shop
Jacob Weiler. aged 62, of Lobackville,
Pa., while at supper Wednesday night was
informed that a letter containing $1.700
back pension money had been received for
him. In hurrying to finish his meal he
choked to death with a piece of meat.
Captain Wm. Davis, for many years Su
perintendent of the Western and Atlantic
Railroad, committed suicide on the Ala
bama Great Southern South bound train
Sunday. He leaves a large family who can
assign no cause for the deed.
The victims of the Belfast riots were
buried at the expense of the public. The
coroner's jury in the case of Mary Reilly,
one of the victims of the recent riots, re
turned a verdict of willful murder agaimut
the police who fired into the mob.
Typhoid fever is epidemic in Bellaire, 0.
Over 300 cases are reported, with many
deaths. The terrible sanitary condition ot
the place, togetlher with the fact that 4he
inhabitants drink river water inpregniated
with garbage from Wheling. W. Va.. just
above, is the supposed catui-e (If the Ci
A freight train on the Kansas City Road
was wrecked some distance West of Chieng-o
Monday cvening. Fifteen ears were en
tirely demolished and several tramps who
were stealing a ride were crushed to death.
being mutilated in the most horrible man
European intelligence is to ihe eifec; that
the relations between Germany and France
are strained. This means that the teelinL-.
while veiled by diploma-ic usage in the
courteous phrases common to such inter
course, are anything but amiable, and
might lead to war at ary time.
Winfield B. Thompsc n of Kansas City.
Mo., who shot and killed the girl he married
only two weeks ago and attemp:ed to kil!
himself at the Sturtevant Ilouse on Tues
day afternoon, lies at the New York I los
pital in a critical condifion. ie las three
bullets in his hewvl and one in his body near
the heart. Ile positively refuses to clear
up the mystery that surrounds the strange
Miss Cleveland's forthcoming novel "The
Long Run," will be issued this week. It
is a love story. the hero being a somewhat
eccentric clergyman, the heroine an uncon
;entional young woman, and the locality a
summer resort. It is said that Miss Cleve
land recently received from the same pib
lisher $600 for a ten-page introduction to a
book published by him.
One thing is certain, coercion will nevwr
again be attempted by English legislators
in the government of Ireland. omC of
the rancorous Tories would no doubt he
glad to employ the old thumbscrew and
bayonet policy, but they dare not. The
discussion of Home Rule has advancedI
public opinion a hundred years on this
point, and public opinion is the only power
before which tyranny trembles.
King Ludwig. who was recently deposed
from the Bavarian throne, committed sui
cide at 6 o'clock Sunday evening, lie lad
gone out for a promenade in the Park of
-Berg Castle, accompanied by Dr. Gtudden,
his physician. The King suddenly threw
himself into Starmherg Lake and was
drowning. The physiciin jumped in to
rescue the King :md was also drowned.
The Rev'. Mr. Cairroll. coh,ed. of South
Carolina, mnade a begging speech at Ashtury
Park, in which he said: "'This is myv litrst
visit to the North. 1 have always been
told that Northern men are more generous~
than Southern men, and that Southiern
ladies are more beautiful than .Northern la
dies." The men laughed, hut not a wo
man gave him a cent.
A strike or a shut down among the fac
tories of this city would be exceedingly un
fortunate at present. The financial outlook
is not of the best, and the times are uneonm
monly tight, with a crop prospect not at all
pleasant. And to addl to these, any mio ce
ment which will take $50,000 per month
from local circulation (which amount is
now paid by the factories in wages) would
indeed be deplorable.- Aug"st' Ereaing
A novel wedding will soon be celebrated
near Edenvillc. a village a few miles from
Warwick. N. Y. The contracting parties
will be Charles E. Williams, a Paterson
merchant, and Miss Hlarriett A. Waterbury.
daughter of .J. Eliphalet Waterbury.
Through some strange freak tihe couple
have selected midlnight as the time that the
ceremony will he~ perforamed. Apart fr-om
the hour the wedding will he like other big
affairs of the kind in the country.
Amid all the wild talk about c'vil war in
Great Britain over the llome lRule question.
it is of practical interest to not ice that the
proportion of Irish in the Quen's army is
small and crowing sma~ller. There are now
in every ~1,000 soldiers 7;00 Englishmen,
178S Irishmen, 78 Scotehmnen aind 14 of
other nationalities. Eighte-en years ago the
number of Irishmen wacs 308 per 1.000,
and wvith the exception of a single year,
1880, the proportion has since been steadily
Mr. Dawes has introdlucedl in the Senate
a bill requiring the Secretary of the Treas
ury nnder the authority of section :3571 of
the revised statutes to regulate the issue of
United States notes. There shall lbe out
standing at all times not less than $30.000, -
000 of the dlenomination of $1 and $:35.000.
000 of the denomination of $2 without
in any manner changing the limintation
upon the entire amount of United States
notes so issued now fixed by law.
The government is suing General Thomas
Jordan, who was chief of staff under Gen
eral Beauragard during the rebellion and
was dluring the Mexican war chief quarter
master at Vera Cruz. Ihis accounts as
quartermaster a! Vera Crux~ were audited
and pasad~ as correct. It now alppears,
thirty-nine years afterward, that there was
a shortage in his account of some captured
goods, the value of which with interest will
reach many thiousaind dollars. The defense
is a general denial. JTudge Beven of the
United States D)istrict Court will hear the
A special catte dispatch from Paris says:
The French Republic has now definitely
taken the lirst step on the downwaird pathi
of proscription and political persecuition.
Feeling too weaik to toleraite its enemiies on
French soil, it has expelled them.: The
Cote de Paris will not settl. dielinitely in
England. but will r-egard himself as merely
traveling In a foreign countriy, probably
intriguing against the French Gov-ernment
ten times~as muchl as if he had been left
lone. Probably the fact that they have
kept so quiet has had nomeh to do with the
lack of symp::thy for them. If they had
more conspicuously filled the role of aris
tocrats more voices would lbe raised for
them to-day in France. Apart from their
representative position nobody appears to
car a straw about threm.
OHI MY BACK
Every strain or cold attacks that weak back
and nearly prostrates you.
BEST TONIC -
Steadies the Nerves,
Enriches the Blood, Gives New Vigor.
Dit J. L~ MiTE. Fairfeld. Iowa. says.
"Brown's Iron Bitters is the best iron medicine I
have known in my 30 years' practice. I have found
it specially beneticial in nervous or physical exhaus
tion ad n all debilitating ailmento that bear so
heavily onthesystem.Use it freely in my own family."
Genuine has trade mark and crossed red lines on
wrapper. Tak' no other. Made only by
BROWN CUE'!ICAL CO.. BALTIMORE, MD.
LADIrE' Haiexa Boox-useful and attractive, con
taing list of pr izets for retipee. information about
coins. etc., given away by all dealers in medicine, or
mailed to any addrcss on receipt of 2c. stamp.
FOR COUCMS AND CROUP US
B E Tu La Ex 3M X 0
The sweet gum, aW gathered from atre of the sans ame
on ng the sman streams in the Southern States,
cot~sa stimulating expectorant principle that looses
the phlegm produciag the early morning cough, and stint.
lazes the child to threw off the false membrana to croupan
whooping-cough. When combined with the healing m
lazinos principle In the muilein plant of the old elds, pre
I Cwuoxzz Rd*Dy op Swz Gcm A
MXuisze the finest known remedy for Coughs. Cr"up,
1Wbooptng-Cogb ad Consumption; snd so palatable. ay
child is pleased to take It. Ask 7roerdrnaaelst for Lt. Price
25c. and $1. WALTER A. TAYLOR, Atlanta, Gs.
Us~e DR. BIGGERS' HUCKLEBERRY CbRDIAL fon
Dianbea. Dysentery and Children Testhing. Far ase
Mostof the diseases which aflilctanlrind are oragin-'
ally caused by adisordered condition of the L IV ER.
For all complaints of this kind, such as Torpidity of
theoLver, Biliousneas. Nervous Dyspepsia, Indigos.
tion, Irregularity of the Bowels, Constipation. Flatu
lency. Eructations and Burning of the Stomach
(sometimes called Heartburn), Miasma Malaria.
Bloody Flux, Chills and Fever, Breakbone Forr
Exhaustion before or after Fevers, Chronic Diar.
rhrea. Loss of Appetite, Headache, Foual Breath,
Irregularities incidental to Females. Bearing-dow
Pan Back. GE 'S A URANTil1
is Invaluanbie. It is not apanacea for all diseases,
b URE all diseases of the LIV ER,
It changes the complexion from a wary, yellowr
tinge, to a ruddy, healthy color. It entirely removes
low, gloomy spirits. It is one of the BEST AL
TERATIVES and PURIFIERS OF THE
BLOOD, and is A VALUABLE TONIC.
For sale by allDrugg-'sts. Price $i.00 per bottle,
C. F. STADICER, Proprietor,
140 SO. FRONT ST.. Philadelphia, Pa.
S~ ipest 31M0)t Durable, Economical, and Perfect
in ne --wastes no grain; cleans it r::ady for market.
THRESHING ENGINES ami.OS
Aaw Mills. and Standard Implements gn
erally. Send for illustrated catalogue.
A. B.FARO UHAR,
Pennsylvania Agricultural Worka. YORE. P.
use thonsanl csesol the wort kind and of lng
in Its oeflcsythat I w11 sen T Or OTE bREa
toan ysufferer. Give pxrr sand. .0.d sdseas
PR. T. A. sLOCtLai1t Pearls:., Now York.
Ie CURE F TS!r;:
i ,era t mean 7 to ste
cure, I her::r,,-- the-1e5 eiooF1- .ETtLE:-:YcrFAAL
S HL EY /OLU
The Solubl(~Guano~ls'a'highly concentrated
[Gradie Fertilizer for all crop..
ASIILEY COTTON AND COlRN COMPO
two crops andi also largely used by the Trucka
ASH LEY ASII ELEMENT.-A very chea'
:ilize'r for Cotton, Corn and Stalall Grain Crol
ASIILEY DISSOLVED BONE: ASHLEY
Grrades-for use alon~e andt in CotIpost heap.
For Terms, Directions, Testlimonials, and fo
pJiblications of the Compjanly, atddress
THE ASHLEY PHOSPI
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inrrhena Eidneyroublcs. andSpinal Dltases. Pamnp
Those pins were a wonderful discovery. No others li
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Pwdo is absolutely
Sodeverywhee or set by mai fr 25 cents in stamp.
HIAKES CHILD-BIRTH EASY.
The time has coine at last when
the terrible agrony incident to
this very critical period in a
woman's life can be avoided.
A distinguished physician, who
passed the greatest portion of
his life (forty-four years) in
this branch of practice, left to
chilbearing woman this price
less legacy ;aul life-saving ap
pliance, "TIlE MOTHfERS'
FRIEND," and to-day there
are thousands of the best wo
men in 'our land who, having
used this wonderful remedy
before confinement, rise up and
call his name blessed.
W e receive letters from every
section of the country thank
ing us for placing this prepara
tion in the reach of suffering
woman. One lady froii North
Carolina writes us that she
would like to thank the pro
prietors on her knees for bring
ing it to her not- as in a pre
vious colfinement she had two
doetors, and they were com
pelled to use "iloforni, instru
ments, etc., a1d she suffered
almost deth: ne she
use:l "NO F ! : ND
aind her u:e:* u ick
and niinast i. (N Now
why should a ' .1 n suffer
when shee n it:We can
prove all we 1 by v
trdnass. a~u any : terest
ed en1 c al;, r. ::: t-:- hus
b.anis do so, et our''''i e and
seet osi.' ig ini ; '-is, which
we cannot pliWch.
not publish 'e i.'-: .:t it s a most
wonderful iiinL:.t to iused after the
tirst twto ior thr'e' i'
Senid for our trea'ioe on the Health and
Iappiness of Woman, mailed free, which
)ives all particulars.
THE BIADFIELD REGULATOR Co.
Box 28, Atlanta, Ga.
Sold by all druggists.
TAD F MARK.
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tbwe isMedicated ne-iswae&.
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reenamennd/.s acure anaprelenive of
FEVER AND AG U E ,
&mR a11atbjr diseases ordinafmgfrom
- -maharious caises
my 0 1)3
minproing the SecreionsClirnno,
crfnr Dypepsia,Cramp in'the stomania
SenmralWeakness,Nervous and Mental
exellent? appetizer3 ana
without a rival?
ofthe system, itis un equalled,
SoldbyadDraggists ad delrguara~y
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Pric e p er Bottl e $1.0 0.
A HED*AD.CT' eui
Sampiefree to those bomnaenta
No rnk. quick sales. Terrttory gvn
~atSsaction guaranteed. Address
DR. SCOTT. 842 Broadway, NEW YORK.
Ammoniated Guano, a complete High
UND.-A complete Fertilizer for these
~rs near Charleston for vegetables, etc.
and excellent N'on-Ammoniaied Fer
>s, and also for Fruit Trees, Grape
ACID P. PIIATE, of very High..
r the various attractive and luszruectim6
LATE CO., Charleston,!S4jC..
efre Dr.. LS. Johnson o .. Boton, Mas
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