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Haps and Mishaps.
The flooring of aPrcshvtnrlAn church
In Hudson City, N. J., gavo way one
nigui recently, anu somo lony cniiuren
were uijun.li, some seriously.
A iiauiiIdh n 1 1 1 HAnM 'I'm t n n n Tl,i
. iunun mill, iivw AnujniUII, M. a.,
wan blown up the other day. Samuel
Miller was killed. The shock was felt for
several miles.
A I'cntln nnrcnt at nrcenniuMn. Inil..
lately broke fhnnrm of his seven-year old
boy with a club, becauso he. took n piece
ui wiiiiiy wiuiuuv it'UTU anu uiviueu it Willi
nis unbv Brother.
Threo virtuous Chicago roughs at-
utencu .in urn iiian wiium iney iounu nsn
Insr on Sunday, and after knocklntr Mm
down find Jumping on him. asked him if
a iniriu Ultlll l lilUt UUblOT M1UU IU
nan on aunuiiys.
waiter nowe, or i'ortiand, sic., a
Suarrel with whom recently led Ella
atchelder to commit suicide by drown
ing, ut Cumberland Hills, shot himself at
me sumo pince a lew aaisago.
At Mattlson, Coon County, 111., the
other day, the elder of two boys by the
Maun; ui if run, mine jliuying Willi nn OIU
pistol, shot the younger through the brain,
injuring nun rurally,
At Klrkwood, Mo., an old gentleman
named Humor arose In hls.slwn nml
walked out of a second-storv window of
ms rr-siucncc. no leu n distance of fif
teen feet, breaking his backbone. He was
not expected to live.
A vountr daughter of Wllllnm Pall.
resldln near Fulton Junction, Iowa, tried
to kindle a tiro with kerosene. The Ilamcs
communicated with the can, which burst,
scattering the burning oil all over her
pour, ueroro It could bo extinguished
her ilcsh was burned to a crisp.
Some department watchmen were be
ing exercised at W ashington in the use ot
tiro extinguishers, which they had
strapped to their backs. One man failed
to open tho vent of his machine, which
oon made one, ripping it from top to
bottom, shaking the man considerably
and breaking his shoulder-blade.
1 WO men Who had robbed a. atom at
New London, Wis., the other night, were
subsequently captured at Shawano, and
a vigilance committee of sixty citizens
took them from tho Sheriff to the nearest
tree, put a noose round their necks, and
choked them till they confessed where the
goods and money were.
Isaac Logan was stabbed and killed
with a pitchfork by Michael Kcarnen, at
Linden, Union County, N. J., the other
day. Logan was in a Held loading n
wagon with hay when Kcarnen, who had
been on a spree, came up and took the
fork from him mid stabbed him three
times hi the lower part of the body, in.
lllctlnjf wounds from which ho died the
same evening.
Dr. Thomas Dudlev. First Assistant
of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, at Lex
ittgton, Ivy., recently committed suicide
by taking three grains of morphine. He
was about forty years old, and had been
with the Institution nearly twentv years.
During the past year or two he hail shown
some evidences of Insanity, owing, It Is
supposed, to his intimate relations with
the insane and the Intenso application to
his duties.
James Gannon shot and killed his
wife at Louisville the other day. His
wife separated from him some years since
AS ..A.m..... .. Ill ... . . 1. . . . tl
uii uituiuii ii ui-ireuuieui, uut uannun
ocrao up from NewT)rleans a month or
two ago. and sho then caiuo back to him.
She lived witli hhn three weeks, and again
left him. Gannon went to tho house
where his wife was staying, and, after
some conversation with her, pulled a pis
tol from his pocket, placed it against his
wife's breast and tired. She died almost
instantly. Gannon was arrested after a
brief chase, and lodged In jail.
Stephen Hood, a negro, has been ar
rested at Cleveland, for the murder of his
adopted son, a boy about twelve years of
age, named Grcenberrle. Hood took his
nephew and adopted son and told them lie
was going hunting. After getting into
the woods lie sent his nephew away to
get some liquor. The boy, unable to rind
a saloon, returned to And his uncle alone.
He asked where his cousin was and was
told that he was lost. Tho boy reported
this to Mrs. Hood, who Informed the po
lice. They, after searching about the
place where Greenberrl was last seen,
found his body burled about a foot under
ground. The only mark of violence on
the body was a dent on the right teaiple,
as if made by a club.
We have Just hoard of the attempt,
made by a negro boy, to murder a child
by burying it alive, la tho bottom oposite
this place one day last week. It appears
that the boy had for spite against Its pa
rents taken the child and put It In a hole
and then covered it up, all but its feet,
when the family discovered him and start
ed to See what he was ilolnir. Thn vniinc
demon then took an ax and threatened
to kill any one who should intcfere with
him, but the courageous mother of the
child succeeded in getting to the spot and
dragging tho body from the ground in
time to bring back tho life that had been
nearly crushed out or existence. The negro
made his escapo In a skiff which ho stole at
the landing, and has not been heard from
since. Washington (Mo.) Observer.
School and Church;
Over 1.300 persons In Geneva have
toincd tho Liberal Catholic order under
tljo lead of Pere Hyaclntho.
Mls Jennio McKinstry. of Mattoon,
Is a candidate for Superintendent of
Public Schools In Coles County, 111.
Mrs. Susan Willis, of Charlestown,
Mass., has contributed $100,000 to the re
lief of the Indebtedness of Carleton Col
lege, Minnesota.
The experiment recently made in
Ohio of placing women at the head of all
the schools below the high schools Is pro
nounced a decided success.
There are eighty-three women in the
University of Ann Arbor forty-two In
the literary department, thirty-seven in
the medical, and four in the law.
Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmlra,
N. Y., announces that he will preach Stuv
dav altcrnoons at Rldridtm Park, a heati.
tlful resort two miles from the dtv. and
that tho choir is to consist of a popular
urass Danu, engaged lor the special pur
pose of playing psalm tunes on the oc
casion. Miss Clara M. Babcock, daughter of
me pastor oi mo warren street unitarian
Chapel, Boston, has passed through a
regular courso of study in the Divinity
School of Harvard College, and occupied
nnr fiit tint', tiiilnlt a, n nuutif Unnii.
both momliur and afternoon. Hhn In!
tends to study a vear In German? before
entering upon mo active wont or tno min
Ho V. Clarence Fowler, nnstor of thn
Unitarian church In Laconla, N. H.. hav
ing been taken suddenly sick one Sabbath
morning lately, his wife occupied the
platform and conducted the services In his
piace. rue local paper says : "No one
was aware of the change until she took
her place and announced It. Sho conducted
herself with tho modestv of a blushlno-
school girl combined with the case and
uignuyoi a puipit veteran."
Personal and Literary.
Mr. and Mrs. Ollvn T.ocrnn anil far
r ranee in August, ana mean to stay mere
two or three years.
Paul Mornhv. It Is said, will tro tn thn
I. . . ..
Vienna Exposition to enter the chess con
test tonne sz.uuu prize.
Dr. Mary Walker was arrested In
liaitimorc the other day for appearing In
man's clothes, but was soon released.
Tho statue ol William II. Reward tn
te erected in Central Park. New Ynrir.
will be In a sitting posture, and sixteen
and one-half feet high.
The London lady whom Joaquin
Miller Is to marrv Is Miss Hard v. thn
novelist, and daughter of Sir Thomas D.
Hardy, loug employed In tho office of the
Master of the Rolls, and himself a learned
Mr. Georce Francis Train Is laid nn nt
Hamburg In Germany with chills and
fever contracted while imprisoned in the
Tombs. He has been conrtned to his bed
room there for weeks and his condition Is
represented as precarious.
Tho old Walworth mansion In Sam.
toga has n deserted look, being occupied
only by Mrs. Chancellor Walworth, tho
aged grandmother of Frank. She Is eighty
years old. Her hair is silvered, but she Is
still a fine-looking woman.
Mr. A. T. Stewart is accompanied on
his trip to Europe by his physician, Dr.
Mercy, of Fifth uvcntio; but his Journey
is for recreation, rather than health. Ho
will visit l'aris, London, Switzerland, and
Italy, and nerhans lnsoect tho Vienna
Atthefuncral of Mrs. Utlca V. Cluflln
Booker, n sister of Mrs. Victoria C. Worn!.
hull, In New York, there was no display,
no crape, no indication f death about tho
house. Tho corpse was attired in a pink
wrapper, with lace encircling the neck
and wrists, and was nuietlv burled with.
out any of the usual "hollow mockery at-
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veimiug uiBiuay luneraia."
Odds and Ends.
wThnwnv tn fnrmtf nil pftmmnn misnv.
les Wear tight boots.
A tnn nf hair anlla In ItiiflR.It fAn uia
as much as a ton of corn.
Lots of Now York school girls haunt
the Tombs to get a sight of Stokes.
Buttermilk is sold at restaurants in
Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit and other
Judy Judiciously distinguishes be
tween the falsetto voice ana a false-set-o'tcuth.
A Chicago attorney, well "versed" in
tho law, has filed a bill for divorce In
rrhn 111 nnnca nf thn IiaHaa. nnnl
ment, now on the carpet, will prove
nucurer vi nun ib tt too 10 cross we At
lantic. A OnHtnm tullo .1.-
times on learning that her little poodle
ilnn l.n .1 1. . 1 1.111 I
" "uu urou run uver auu Killed,
mmmA MaV Va.I mail find ml.llMaii.l
.viwmi una niuicaavu iUD
death of three swans, and he says that
uuuuui tucuEang oeioretney aieu.
Hartford claims to have $13,000,000
besides upward of $1,000,000 in banking
and insurance.
The Hartford Insurance companies
llfivn nnnfvlkiihiil OOO AAA .1.
$100,000 for the detection and punishment
of Incendiaries.
At last a milk-and-water man has
beeu found and fined. His name was Holt,
he lived in Boston, and $200 was the pen
alty for swindling his customers.
New Jersey people don't say "liar"
right out, but remark : " Sir, you remind
uio oi my lamented brother, who could
pervert truth with tho greatest of ease."
It is believed that the compass of the
( .1 rV nf WAallttlfjrfnn urn a n W.wi.nI Vw thn
steel on board. The power of steal com-
nafiRtifl tllft f1oatrilnttn ft tvi M.nntliliia
. bt. bt vr i , v. VW lliailjf UJ1UHO
now-a-days. Graphic.
. ie market is very well supplied with
DfiniAfl. TllA tlnV Wr - that- nnmnn MrlU
-------- vvv nviui uian vuuica vviu
them this year is rather acid In flavor, and
lin nl.n.u.1 1 a. n
aivuKuusr unpleasant. xanoury
A flAnflA. AMMA.H. 1.
pPtaIn Jack after his capture, writes that,
... ...o uiuiuu, ma iauuvc vniei s appear-
fpee would have been vastly Improved
If 110 DRfl nnpn waano1 KaAim &a waa
The Enterprise, a Minnesota paper,
WAS SI1M1 f.ir flu. thniiaiinJ .Ia11...Am
myw Hivuoaim uuuwn uaiu-
ages, and the Jury returned a verdict of
seven cents. The plaintiff then tried to
whir. Mm - .....
" ucicuuouii nnu was nau Kiuca.
Foreign Items.
?h?JUylth the Pr,nce of .Wales dated back
to 1000.
Entylflfifl fa Tui(rtnn1tirv f a kn alavmail
at the rate of emigration among her
farmers. They prefer to crop out.
It is stated that the Queen has given
her consent to the marriage of Prince
Alfred nml thn flnml riniho.. uia a i
While thn Hhnh nil In Cnrrlon,! hv
express command several noted prlze-
ngniers appeared uerore him In Buck
ingham Palace and exhibited their skill.
He Was dellarhteil nrl Cha Ononn rfla.
A St. Petersburg letter says four
hundred and fifty German residents of
nussia nave ic-ie in a noay ror the United
States, because the government declared
them liable to enforcement in the military
Thn Prlnnn Tmnnrial will mf a rhl.nl
hurst the ISth of August to receive the
Bonapartlsts. To make more evident his
assumption of tho position of head of tho
family, the Empress will go to Scotland
to leave him alone. The Chlselhurst cir
cle Is extremely active in distributing me
morial photographs of tho Emperor
wtuuguuuii r ruuue.
Lord Gordon Gordon.
Gordon Gordon is nrobablv not a Innl
in fact. His resonant and reverberating
naino docs not appear at all in the British
ddok or ncraiury. no encourages the
designation of Milord ; but when asked
in the New York court who his father
was, ho replied, "Well, really, gentle
men, d'ye know I haven't anvldeah: I
never thoucht it worth while to in.
" jjord" uoraon came to Minnesota In
1S70. direct from Scotland, where hn u
very much wanted; and his first move
was to deposit $20,000 with Mr. Wcstfall,
banker, of this city. "Don't want any
interest," lie said, In answer to a ques
tion, " this is Just a llttlo pin monoy I
haDDCll to have With mp. vnn knnur. ami
a few thousand in Interest money Is noth
ing to me. you know. I want a trusty
friend; Hike you, Mr. Westfall, and!
want you to Keep tms nine, really, you
see. instead of carrvlnar it around in n
pockets. I shall send to London for some
money soon a million or so. Would
came among us and deposited his pin
muuey wuu jihukot nesuail. Ui course
his lordly trcncrosltv was whUtwimi
about ; how ho didn't really make any
thing at all of being a lord, and how he
refused to consider tho bagatelle of Inter
est money lu a city where a loan of
greenbacks brought one per cent, a
month. Then he slyly laid his plans for
a haul."
Gordon bears a close rcsemblannn tn
Sothcrn as Dundreary a smallish face;
dark curly hair; no moustache; heavy
-luuuon cnop" siuo wnisxers; a small
nose, retrousse s a man of medium size,
who gives the Impression of always com
manding himself. In acquirements and
power of execution ho seems to be a sort
of Count of Monto Christo a good judge
of men, and a supreme master of "con
tingencies." He has a wonderful range
of languages, and also of language, from
the lowest billingsgate to the most elegant
and flowery flights, from indecency, ob
scenity, and profanity to the highest
reacuis ot sentiment and philosophy. He
has a sharnlv contradictory chnrauter In
all respects. At times In business he is
cool and far-sighted, striking right to the
center of the mark, and airaln he is nuerllo
as a school-boy ; sometimes resolute and
strong, and again weak and vacillating;
Miuieunies serious, unu airain volatile.
The only clement of character in which
he Is consistent is his entire lack of posi
tive conviction. He was generally polite
and even courteous during his short life
in Minnesota, but he seemed to have no
more moral purpose than a faun or a
x utxiuiu upe.
Ho had been In Minnesota only n four
weeks When It was whlsnered around that
he was planning a purchase on a grand
scale, of lands along the Northern Pacillo
road for a colony of poor Scotch Immi
grants. The laud ofllccrs of the road inter
viewed him. "Yes," he said, "I do covet a
few thousand acres of your beautiful lands;
not for myself I have more than enough
for the remnant of my 'poor life; but For
mo beloved sister, for tho gratification of
her benevolence. Sho would like to pre
seent to some of my old tenants lands in
your free republic where they may rear
their families in peace and plenty ; and to
gratify my beautiful sister, I would liko
to buy a few thousand acres not many
thousand, you know say say say,
about fifty thousand acres or so Just a
little for my poor people."
Then there was a buzz ! The office of
tho Northern l'aciHe was agitated. Here
was a Lord a Iord who spurned in
terest money and he wanted a little bit
of land fifty thousand acres, for benevo
lent purposes! He vould like to inspect
it. ot course, before nurchasinir. So they
equipped a ciravan and led lilui promptly
forth. It was the last of August when
the princely rutinuo started from St.
Paul to the Northern Pacific, under com
mand of Col. Loomts. the deviser anil
commander of the excursion. Can the
glories of that caravan be told ? It was
equipped for a Lord. There were half a
dozen teams with a carriage for Milord,
besides the omnibuses, ambulances, etc.
There were twelve men to do the manual
labor, with, a French cook and darkey
waiters In linen aprons and white silk
gloves, and the royal table was unloaded
from the baggage wagons at every meal,
and set out with fresh napkins, silver
plato and. china unhappily chlnaware
wimoui me uoruon arms.
Ah. It was srorsreous I Every luxury
that tho markets of Chicago, St. Paul,
and Minneapolis could produce was there ;
and all the game of the boundless prairie,
from woodcock to buffalo. Champagne
three times a day. For this creature was
a Lord, you see a Lord as lofty and un-
minuiui oi expense as Haroiu Bicimpoie.
When the caravan had skirted Oak Lake,
Milord wanted to see Fergus Falls, and
When it had done Fersrus Falls, he Inn owl
for Morehcad, and when It had digested
Morehead, he yearned to visit the glimps
es of the moon beyond the Red River.
so on, ana on, the deluded Loomls press
ed, ever rowelllng the sablo waiters, ever
cajoling and reproaching the French cook,
ever persplrinsr between anticipation and
apprehension, "and sending relays ot mes
sengers for more potted grouse, more
cranberry jelly and more champagne.
Meantime he studied the sphinx Milord,
and concluded that he was a queer cross
between tho lofty and the lowly ; ho was
half lord and naif lackey; perhaps his
father was an English Earl and his moth
er an Irish chambermaid. In November
thoy came back, half frozen. Milord had
selected his fifty thousand acres in Otter
Tall and Beaver counties. The Northern
Paclflo Railroad Company footed the bills
$15,000 for two months I
Tiieat8urdfarcewasatanend. Milord
Gordon did not buy the land for his noor
tenants, and he never again mentioned
his benevolent sister to anybody ! Afirw
apoht THbunt.
W..St2hton of Railway
ai urn a t uiRinons Anair.
We copy the following from tho Daven
port (Iowa) Gautie of July 33 :
The wrecking of the C, R. I. A P. Rail-
ruau iraui near Aaair, too murder or the
engineer and tho robbery of the safe, news
of which was given tho pttbllo In yester
day morning's Gautie, formed tho prin-
"i wnu vi uuuverMMuu every wnere in
tho city yesterday, and wo doubt not,
throughout the country. Tho arrival of
tho train which encountered the robbers
was anxiously awaited. It was due at 7
a.m., but did not reach the Perry street
depot until half-past three o'clock In the
afternoon. It had box cars for baggage
cars, while tho coaches were the ones
which came so near being smashed in the
wreck. One coach was devoted to forty
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jtiiu ncru uii muir way to spnngllCId,
Mass., of whom more in another place.
A crowd at tho deoot awaited thn train.
every person on the irreat nhitiiorm hoi no
anxious to see Express Messenger Bur
gess or to Interview some passenger who
saw the robbers. The fact was, there
were but two gentlemen on tho train who
camo In personal contact with tho rob
bers, and thev were Mr. O. P. tailinn.
worth and Mr. Matthew CUIre. both nf
vriuaua uie lormor oeing man register
clerk, and tho latter agentof tho C, R. I.
c P., at Omaha, who were accompanying
Mr. Killlnmworth'a account nf thn aft
fair to our reporter was very Interesting.
Tobegln with, ho said that the "express
run" that night from Omaha was very
light, owlnsr to the fact that there had
been a Saturday night and Sunday nltrht
run from Omaha on the C. R. I. Jk p..
elso the amount In tho safe would have
oeen large, to do sure there were three
tons of bullion gold and sliver bricks
on me noor or ine oar, sturr that was
hardly portable except by dray. Well,
. 1. n . I I -1. .1 ... . . Am . a
uiu umu icu mo uiuds on time, ana was
niaklnir snlendld time when thn tnnm
occurred. At that time the parties In the
express car were Assistant Superintendent
iMiyraj. Amen r ick, rjaggage roaster, and
Messrs. Killlmrsworth. Burmwa nml
Claire. Tho train had passed Anita, and
was within threo mllna at Ailnlr. nlmn
there was a sudden and slight slack of
Bin-uu, uiiu uiu report m iire-arms outsido
arrested their attention. Mr. K. says It
sounded amid tho rumbling of tho train
much like a package of Are-crackers. Bul
lets pattered about Mr. Royce, and one
grazed the side of Flck's head. In a mo
ment more there was a violent concussloi,
tho express car was lifted at one end,
turned around, shoved forward, and timn
careened at an angle of forty-five degrees,
and stopped Its maneuvers. It did not
tan completely upon its lower side. Of
course packages went pounding to tho
lower side of tho car, and tho Inmates
wcro considerably knocked about and
shaken up. They had hardly recovered
their uprightness when Into the door on
the lower side the one on tho upper be
ing shut sprang a man with a revolver In
each hand, and a mask on his face; he
was the leader of the robbers, as was as
certained afterwards. No sooner had he
entered than he torn the mask fmm liU
face. He was above medium height, was
well built, red-faced, sandy-haired, and
bad a vicious coutenanoe. Ho was
dressed like a laborer, wearing bluo linen
pants and coat of thin material. No
sooner had ho entered the car than two
other fellows tn masks appeared at the
door with a revolver in each hand, which
they leveled at tho heads of the Inmates.
Tho scoundrel In the car did all the talk
ing, and be commenced as soon as he was
In shouting at the top of his voice, "Give
us those keys," (an oath) "give us those
keys or I'll blow your brains out ! Give
us tho money" (another oath). "Where's
them safe keys quick" (another oath),
or some of you'll get killed 1" At the
same time he pointed his pistol closo to
the heads of the astonished listeners,
"Where's the bullion give us tho bul
lion." Then he shouted to his men:
"Rush in and help 1 Come on ! rush in
and help!"
Some one told Burgess to give tho
scoundrel the safe key, and ho did so.
Tho fellow unlocked the safe, the men at
the door telling the Inmates that if they
stirred they would shoot their heads off.
Tho chief robber seized a sachel belong
ing to Burgess and crammed the safe
packages into it, and as ho did so ho said,
"Hero Isn't half an much ns wo want
Where's that bullion, give us that bul
lion 1" By this time ho was ,on his feet.
Mr. Klllingsworth pointed to the bullion
on the floor, saying "Thero it Is under
your feet!" The robber replied, "Wo
don't want them things glvo us the
bullion" (an oath) "or we'll blow your
brains out!" Then ho appeared to for-
Sat all about the bullion, and asked If
lere was any monoy in tho mail-bags.
"No, not a cent," replied tho agent.
Then the fellow put the revolver close to
Mr. K.'s head, as he had before to Mr.
Burgess', and said, "Hand out your
knlfB " (an oath) " quick." Mr. K. sur
rendered his knife. Then the robber
picked up a mall sack: "That's for Chi
cago, is it?" "Yes." "Is there any
money In it?" "No." He dropped that
sack, picked up another one, threw it
down and asked, " Where's the other safe
haven't got half enough money yet
whero's the other safe?" Burgess replied
there was no other safe. The man was an
ignoramus at least about bullion. He
supposed it was coin and that thero were
bags full of gold in tho safe. He didn't
bellevo that tho gold bars and sliver bricks
ou the floor of tho car were anything bet
ter than lead.
At lost tho bold villain thought it time
for him to leave. So he picked .ip Mr.
K's satchel, containing register books, a
package of letters, and a few private arti
cles, and bade tho whole 11 vo to get out bo
fore him, at the same time pointing hi
revolver at two of them ana telling the
men at the door to keep sharp watch.
Out the five gentleme i walked, and then
for tho first time get a view of the wreck.
The chief directed them around the place
where the em;ino lay, at tho same time
expressing tho hope that nobody was
killed they didn't want to kill anybody,
all they wanted was money I He asked
If anybody was killed and just then Bur
gess saw the engineer sitting between the
engine and tender, both on their sides.
He went up to him, found that he was
dead, and told Mr. l!oyce so. The head
robber expressed sorrow, and really spoke
as If he meant it, and repeated his re
mark that they didn't Intend to hurt any-body.
Then all the robbers w ent off toward
their horses, which were hitched about a
hundred-yards south of tho track, and,
mounting them, redo away toward the
southwest. They did not run to their
horses, but walked In a deliberate man
ner, and went across tho country Just as
Tho above Includes all tho main features
of Mr. K.'s statement. He said the
" whole thing did not last more than five
minutes." and in fact, no nerson had Limn
to recover from his astonishment before
tho robbers were gone. It seemed Incred
ible to Itlm that so much should have
been said and done In so short a time.
After Superintendent Royce and the
rest had been released from surveillance,
they had opportunity to view the situa
tion. !he robbers had chosen a aaaA
place for their deed and this and the way
In which they ditched tho engine, were
tho only evidence of smartness they gave.
The locality was one of tho most lonely on
tho whole line, and the place of operation
was In a eut with the banks flfceen feet
high on cither side, and was at the round
ing of a curve, too. The way they man
aged to throw the engine was to unsplke
a rail, and remove a ilahnlatn at onn nnrl.
and when the cngtno was within a few
yarns oi mepiacetno rail was pulled to
wards the other side of the track and
thus the ensrlne would fall from. Instviul
of to ward the scoundrels, who held the
rope and were concealed among the weed
in a ditch. The engineer had slackened
speed a little on tho curve, but
was still going at the rate of nearly
twenty miles an hour. The engine and
tender turned over Into the ditch, the
front baggage car turned nearly across
tho track with one end up tho embank
ment, while the express car went crash
ing against the baggage car, and then
veered for tho embankment, left the track
and turned on one side, as described
above. The passenger coaches did not
leave tho track ; tho forward trucks of
the advance coach went off, and that was
Now we come to tho other dolmranf Mia
robbers we mean tho nrunks of the chnns
In regard to tho train generally. The
passengers there were three coaches ot
mem neara me nring and snouts or the
robbers and then, with tho nolso of thn
crash In front, were all brought standing,
and thrown about generally by the smash-
up aneau. ino umnese ail lay uown nac
on the floor, and were In that position
when Mr. Claire went to them. Some of
flic ni.umiMM !.. .I,n ,..iln b.ammaJ
m.v jnomigwei MKI HIU until BWtfyvU.
put their heads out of the windows, and
tho scoundrels on the sides of the cut fired
down and told them to stay In or they'd
shoot. Several stepped out upon tho plat
forms and were told to get back. Not
liking the looks of tho revolvers leveled at
them, they obeyed. A few got off at the
rear, and started to run away, but the
robbers called to them to come back, say
ing, "We don't want to hurt you," and
the nassenmirs returned and were told to
get Into the car quick, which they did.
There was ono plucky old gent, who
got off the rear platform of his car and
starteu towara tne engine ; a roDDcr told
him to go back ; he told the robber to go
to regions below, called him a damnable
scoundrel, and cried to the passengers to
" come out and go for the villains, and not
let them rob the whole train." But no
body was Infected by the old man's hcrolo
conduct, and he stood and vented his In
dignation at tho villain on the bank.
The flrlnur was almost constant from Its
opening until the leader gave the call to
put for tho horses. Tho fellows on the
banks kept tiring down the embankment,
winiout taxing aim at anyming. Tne
nassensrers told Mr. Killlnirsworth that
one chap was drunk, and fired "with
wauDiing arms," as they expressed It.
No bullet holes were i omul in the coaches,
nor their windows.
After the smash-up, and tho robbers
had gone, there was h general out-pouring
of passengers. Some of the ladles,
who had been frantic with terror, camo
out pale as ghosts and still trembling
and several of them wept like children
when they heard of tho death of the engi
neer and the manner In which Iih stood at
his post.
uoid watches seemed to be no object to
the robber chief. Thero were four ot
them In tho exnress car. with costly
chains attached, on the persons of the in
mates, but ho took no notice of them.
nullum" was what he wanted.
Tho pursuit of the robbers was carried
out yesterday according to the plans tele
graphed by Superintendent Kimball on
Monday night. It Is probable that not
less than nvo hundred men, a large
number being mounted, were on the
lmut for the scoundrels, yesterday. Up
to a late hour last night no intelligence of
tho capture of anv of them had been re
The Women or the South.
Unon a recent occasion in Washington.
Judge Embry, in introducing a lady from
Mississippi to an audience of ladles and
gentlemen, paid the following handsome
inuuie tu me women oi tne oomn. ne
"Ladles and Gentlemen: Twentv years
ago all tho Southern States were repre
sented at this Capital by many of the
loveliest and most accomplished ladles of
America. They wore indeed the queens
of American society in the highest intel
lectual culture, and In more than princely
bearing or oriental beauty. But war,
with tho devastations that follows in its
train, has, for more than a decade, swept
with rebntless fury over all the fair and
fruitful fields of the South. It has deso
lated countless homes, curbed many no
ble ambitions, crushed many bright hopes
and anticipations, reduced to poverty and
want thousands reared In affluence and
wealth, and has hung the symbols of
mourning throughout all that sunny land.
This will not last always. Such a land,
with such a soil and climate, and, above
all, such a race of peoplo were not des
tined by God and nature to utter ruin.
1'he South will rlso again. Her stricken
and wasted fields will ripen again with
their golden harvests, and her gardens
will send the fragranco of their flowers
over all the land. She will rise from her
sorrow and humiliation, from her poverty
and her ashes, because her very ashes
will enrich her."
A Buenos Ayres correspondent nar
rates the particulars of the discovery; in
a province of the Argentine Republic, of
a wonderful gold mine, said to be the
richest in the world. One-half of the
alto of the mine has been sold, according
to the narrator, for $100,000,000.

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