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THE TROYHERALD.
TROY, MISSOURI.
TEltMS: $1.60' IN ADVANCE.
OENERAL PARAGRAPHS.
IaellenW and Accldats.
Dr. Amos Westcott, tho Inventor of
the Cardiff Giant, committed suicide re
oent'y, at Syracuse, N. Y.
Mr. Wallace, of Minnesota, dressed
up as an Indian and skulked around a
neighbor's house, and the neighbor drop
ped him with a rifle ball.
Ah Jon Flulu 1'ung and LakZud
Out Cam, two Chinamen, fought a duel In
Lincoln county, Ark,, recently, In which
the latter was killed, and the former ar
rested and lodged In Jail at Pine Bluff.
A servant girl named Anna Roth, In
the employ of P. W. Hathtesson, of La
salle, III., was so seriously burned by the
explosion ol a coal oil lamp, the other
evening, that she died in a few hours.
Joseph Hastings was found dead In a
barn near. Petersburg, Tenn., recently,
having cut his throat. Several weeks ago
his wife found him on his knees praying,
with a rope attached. In readiness to
swing by the neck. Mr. Hastings was
the father of triplets, who were exhibited
In Nashville at the exposition and fulr last
year.
At Warren, 111., a few days ago, a son
of O. J. Ausdahl was drilling some of his
playmates as soldiers, using a pointed lath
for a sword. In running he caught his
foot in a croquet arch and fell forward, the
pointed end nf the lath penetrating the
socket of the eyes, and entering the Drain
to a depth of tnrcc Inches. He died after
forty-eight hours of great pain.
Cyrus McCarty, of Fulton county,
Ind., shot his mother-in-law through the
chest, Inflicting probably a fatal wound.
Afterwards he flred five times at his wife
without effect, and then shot himself In
tho forehead. The affair grow out of the
separation of Mr. and Mrs. McCarty,
which he claimed was caused by Mrs.
Wright, his wire's mother.
Nelson Whltmarsh and Patrick Con
gan. coal miners, stepped into the large
Iron bucket at the top of the shaft, to de
scend to work in the Union Coal Mines,
near Peru, 111., when, in consequence of
some defector failure in the machinery,
the bucket felt with them to the bottom.
250 feet, crashing through a platform of
iwo-incu piuiiK on me way. isoin were
badly bruised, and it seems a wonder they
were not Instantly killed.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reports
the fatal shooting of W. H. Dean, at
Worthvllle station, on the L., C. and L.
Railroad, by one Whltaker. ot Basle
station. There was an old grudge be
tween the parties. Whltaker arrived at
Worthvllle on tho afternoon train and was
accosted by Dean. After some words
Whltaker shot Dean through the left
breast. Dean died in a few minutes. It
Is represented that Dean attacked Whlta
ker first. Both men were widely known
In that section.
The wife of Henry F. Norcross, coal
dealer at Derby, Conn., while sitting In
her parlor one evening, rocking an Infant
child to sleep, suddenly felt an unusual
warmth about her feet, and looking down
discovered that her clothes were on fire.
She put down tho child In a place of
Hueir. ana men attempted to exunguisn
the names, but they had by that time so
far enveloped her. as to be beyond her
strength, and she was fatally burned in
consequence, dying during the night.
The mysterious origin of the lire is sup
posed to nave Decn a parior matcn on
which she unconsciously trod while rock
ing her infant child.
At Fort Wayne, Ind., a few nights
since, a mim who was half intoxicated
performed the dangerous feat of climb
ing to the top of the timbers which
have been erected for the purpose of com
pleting the towers on tho Catholic Cathe
dral. These towers are already one
hundred and twenty feet high, and the
timbers tnnde an addition of eighty-live
feet more, or two hundred and five feet In
all. The space on the top Is not larger
than the top of a beer keg. A large
crowd assembled, expecting to see the
man full, but he offered to bet a dollar
that he could stand on the top. He Anally
reduced the bet to a glass of beer, but
finding no takers came down In safety.
Personal and Literary
Henry Wattcrson has been elected an
honorary member of the Cobden Club in
London.
An exchango says that Mme. Parepa's
singing this year will be confined to a
single song, " Sleep, baby, sleep."
Mrs. Jefferson Davis has purchased a
sea-shore residence just below Mississippi
City, on tho Gulf of Mexico.
Miss Miry C. Putnam, daughter of
the late George P. Putnam, the well
known publisher, and called the best edu
cated woman physician In this country,
has made a partnership with a leading
German doctor In New York both pro
fessional and personal.
Charles Dickens seems to have trans
mitted a portion of his elocutionary talent
to one of his younger sons, a bright fel
low who has recently been reading for
charitable institutions some of his father's
works, and lias acquitted himself with
credit.
Gen. Fltzhugh Leo narrowly escaped
drowning, near Alexandria, Va., recently.
He was going on board of a vessel, when
the little boat In which he was was cap.
sized by the storm and the colored boat
man drowned. The General was rescued
by a number of colored men.
The present Duchess of Leeds was
formerly one of the belles of Baltimore.
As she Is now a widow and immensely
rich, it is recommended that some aspir
ing American youth should go over to
England and woo and win her back to her
native country- She is only nlnety-slx.
The last installment of the English
authors' and publishers' contribution to
tho Chicago Library has arrived, and
there are now about eight thousand books
on the shelves. Queen Victoria gave a
copy of " The Early Years of the Prince
Consort," with her autograph on the fly
leaf.
Private advices received In Washing
ton say that Vice-President Wilson will
not attempt to preside over the Senate
during next winter unless his health Is
greatly improved. It Is probable, bow
ever, that he will be at the capital at the
opening of Congress for a few days. Sen
ator Carpenter, being President of tho
Senate pro tem., will preside during Mr.
Wilson's Illness.
The wife of the Rev. W. H. Murray,
of Adirondack fame, Is thus described by
a lady acquaintance : " With her delicate
features, clear complexion, hazel-gray
eyes, abundant brown hair, and slendt
figure, she Is one of the most beautiful
women I ever saw. She Is not only a
dead shot,' a dashing ' whip.' a bold sai
lor, a clever artist, a dainty housckeper,
an attentive hostess, and a thoroughly
good person, but she has the sweet at
tractive kind of grace' which the poet
sings, and tho low, soft voice which is so
excellent in a woman."
Scientific and Industrial.
Milwaukee's greatest Industry Is the
manufacture of beer, tho sale of which
aggregates $3,500,000 annually.
An Englishman at the Vienna Expo
sition was struck at the various forms of
boot and shoe-making machines he saw In
the American department. He writes : I
saw a thick sole of a shoe sewn on and
pegged In twenty seconds, nnd heels, five
thicknesses of leather, finished at the rate
of fifteen hundred pairs per day.
Remarkably cheap and durable shoes
are now made by means of brass wire, on
which Is cut a sere w thread forred through
the upper and the sole by means of sew
ing. The boots and shoos are molded
and pressed into shape on Iron molds by
steam power. One operative makes seven
pairs of boots per day.
According to the official census, the
food nnd food preparation establishments
In the United States, producing over $500
worth a year each, presented a showing
of 28,727 establishments. 0,100 steam-engines
with 170,303 horse-power, 21,203
water-wheels with 400,060 horse-power,
and employed 00.883 hands. They had a
capital or $108,874,801, paid annually as
wages $25,780,082, used annually materi
als valued at $482,462 047, and produced
annually goods valued at $000,365,571.
Tho Hudson (N. 3,)' Register says
that a combination of the large boot and
shoo manufactories of New York, Massa
chusetts and New Jersey, resolving to
emancipate themselves from the rule of
the Sc. Crispins, have recently pur
chased eight hundred acres of land on the
Hudson, In the town of Stockport, and
propose to erect the necessary buildings
for manufactories and resldenccs,and bring
over from three to five thousand Swiss
workmen and their families. Agents are
now In Europe negotiating for this im
migration. The Eagle and Phoenix Manufactur
ing Company, of Columbus, Ga., was or-
Elzed in I860. Their mills are tho
gest in the South, and are engaged In
manufacturing cotton and woolen goods.
The capital and surplus are $1,650,000.
The cotton department embraces 22,000
spindles and 000 looms; the woolen,
seven sets of Improved machinery. About
800 operatives are employed. The pro
duction Is stripes, drills, tickings, checks,
ginghams, cottonades, sewing and knit
ting threads, twines, cotton rone, and a
large line of woolen goods. There Is a
special department for cotton blankets,
large quantities of which arc annually
sold. The mills are driven by water, the
company controlling 3,000 horse-power
water privileges, of which 800 are now in
use. The goods are sold throughout the
South, ahead of production, the mills hav
ing established a fine reputation.
School and Church.
Dr. Macfaddr-n, one of England's
most eloquent divines, has arrived In this
country.
Tho papers announce that Rev. Dr.
LooraK President of Alleghany College,
Meadvllle, Pa., has resigned his position.
Bishop Simpson has, by request,
changed the time of the session of the In
diana Conference from September 3d, to
October 2d.
The Rev. Phcobe Sanford has been
won from her New Haven pulpit by the
offer of a larger salary In Jersey City.
Miss Fannie W. Roberts, a licensed
preacher who has charge of a church In
Kittery, Me., has been given authority by
the Governor and Council to solemnize
marriages.
The Northwestern Christian Univer
sity is to be removed from its present
location at Indianapolis, Indiana, to Ir-
VintrtAn. o tnwn fhwui aw font awIlM
of that city. It obtains a fine campus and
Tho Van Vnvli- AJ-.4. . (1 ml,.
wa tvwt.e mioi Alio
venerable Bishop Rush, of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church, was burled
from thn Zlnn PlinrMv In thl. tf
Sunday, the 20th. Large numbers of
pwjno present, in nis prime no
was a very able preacher, and wielded the
largest Influence of any minister of his
denomination. He was born a slave In
1777. He was licensed to preached In
1815. and was ordained Bishop In 1840.
He has been highly esteemed by both
Wnltn nnri nninrarl nAAnla and 1am
the very close of life has occupied a high
i.uB iu wo uiiiuueuce ui aii who Knew
him. He was a grand old man."
Foreign' Items.
ThArn ( In a mtman mrin It a a
or the last tifty years supported herself
by an industry of which she enjoys the
mnnftrinlv. Hha annniiAa k niAH f
H.H.rv, utav duuuiivb tUQ VffAJ UCU Ui
Acclimatization with food for the pheas
ants, which food consists entirely or ants'
eggs. These she collects In the woods,
and receives about twelve francs for what
she brings from each of her expeditions.
These last three or four days, during
which she sleeps on the field to watch the
Insects at dawn, and to find her way to
their treasures. She Is almost devoured
by the ants, of which she takes little no
tice put at the end of her harvest time,
which Is from June to the end of Septem
ber, her body Is In a pitiable condition.
A rabbit mania Is raging In Japan at
the present time, similar to the famous
' tulip mania" which sweptover Holland
in the early years of the century. Cer
tarn breeds fetch enormous prices, and
inn Intai-a.f m.nlfa..n1 t,A n,,u .)
tnals has provoked the high-handed Inter-
civ-mo ui wo Buuiunues, ana some .Japa
nese speculator bay een arrested and
puu,vw ujr tiro reuiuvui, ana expects to
sell its property In the city for $300,000,
which will make a fine endowment.
Imprisoned for having purchased rabbits
at an auction, It being considered that
this was a species of gambling. A Jour
nal, whose oolurans are devoted entirely
to the rabbit subject, baa been started In
Yokohama.
, A Russian countess llviag In Paris felt
It necessary to try a change of air. Tho
ohlef companion of her Journeys was a
little dog, which she carried In Tier muff,
her sleeve, or her pocket. At Milan, Toto,
the pet, died, nis mistress Invited all tho
small dogs In Milan to the funeral: 300
mourners appeared, and each was sup
plied with a pall covered with silver tears.
After the ceremony the 300 were Invited
to partake of the funeral baked meats,
but here good conduct and philosophy
filled them, and the feast broko up
abruptly ; the Riot act had to be enforced,
but not until one of the guests had been
torn to pieces between the soup and des
sert. A curious means of Inducing rain was
recently employed by the people In the
neighborhood of Angora, In Asia Minor.
Prayers had been tried In vain, and no
change taking place In the weather, it was
resolved to try a charm. The Levant
TYme says: "It was simple, but one which,
for fear of tho consequences In these de
generate days, could not be performed In
tho 'good old style.' It consists In cutting
off the head of a Christian and throwing
It Into a stream or pond. As a live Chris
tian did not patriotically present himself,
It was determined to exhume a dead one,
and to make sure the maglo rite was per
formed with tho heads of three bodies, one
of whom had been dead only a month.
u p to ine latest aavices ine cnarm nau not
worked, and the country remains
parched."
A High Life Romance.
The official announcement of an engage
ment between the Duke of Edlnburg,
the second son of Queen Victoria, and the
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrowvna,
only daughter of tho Czar of Russia,
shows that the latter has at length over
come tho repugnance of his willful daugh
ter to the above-mentioned match, and
that, lnsomoway or other, an end has
been put to a curious and romantto love
affair, In which the young Russian prin
cess bore the most conspicuous part.
It appears, according to what the gos
sips of St. Petersburg relate In regard to
this affair, that about two years ago the
Emperor Alexander the Second, for rea
sons best known to himself, had resolved
to marry his only daughter to the son of
the Oucen of England. The Grand Duch
ess Marie was then a young girl of 18.
not by any means beautiful, but still
very attractive owlngto her intelligence
and great vivacity. Having been an In
valid for years during her childhood, her
education had necessarily been neglected :
and, when her union with an English
Srlnoe was decided upon by her Imperial
ither. It was found necessary to get for
her a teacher to Instruct her in the Anglo
Saxon tongue.
A young professor In the University of
8 Petersburg, a Mr. Swayne, an Eng.
llshman of aristocratic descent, was In
trusted with this task. Twice a day Pro
fessor Swayne repaired to the Eremltage
and gave the Princess a lesson. To the
utter astonishment of her parents, Marie
Alexdrowvna, who had been anything
but a docile pupil under the other teach
ers, seemed to take the liveliest Interest
In her English lessons, and even prevailed
upon her Indulgent father, tho Czar to as
sign rooms at the Eremltage to Professor
Swayne, for a permanent residence.
Several months rolled by In this man
ner, when, one day, the Emperor told his
daughter Marie that he would take her
shortly on a trip to a German watering
place. In order to make her AnniialniMl
there with her intended, Prince Alfred, of
angiana. 10 nis nonwrnauon, ino saucy
young lady told him he might save him
self that trouble, and that she had no
Idea whatever of marrying tho son of
ijueen Victoria, masmucn as snenaa al
ready pledged her hand and heart to
Professor Swayne I The Czar of all the
Russians was absolutely petrified upon re
ceiving this utterly unexpected communi
cation. Ho asked his daughter if she was
mocking him; but she assured him that
she was in dead earnest, and that nothlnc
could swerve her from her purpose of
marrying -.luun" meaning me voung
English Professor. The Czar knit his
brow, and ordered his daughter to go
back to her apartments, and then he sent
for her mother, the Empress. That good
ladv shared her husband's astonishment
and indignation, and then the English
Professor was sent for. With fear and
trembling he appeared In the imnerial
presence, showing plainly that he was not
ignorant oi me cause mat naa tea to tne
summons for him to anpear before the
Emperor. Alexander the Second did not
speak unkindly to the young Englishman,
but simply asked him to tell him all
about that love affair with his daughter.
Blushing, and his forehead bathed In a
sea of perspiration, Professor Swayne
said to the Emperor that, If anybody was
to blame, it was the young Grand
Duchess, who, one day, had made, to his
consternation, a very pointed declaration
of love to him, and had almost compelled
him to confess to her that he was likewise
attached to her. He had vainly repre
sented to her that a union between them
was Impossible; but she had laughed at
him, and had assured him that she would
manage the affair In her own way, and
carry it to a successful Issue. He would
gladly have severed bis connection with
her, but she had told him threateningly,
that. If he left her, she would kill herself,
but him first.
The Czar listened to this extraordinary
story with a clouded brow, but said then
to Professor Swayne that he would not
blame him for what bad occurred, but he
must leave Russia within twenty-four
hours, and that his salary should be paid
to him during life. Professor Swayne
promised to do so, and took the same day
the Kronstadt steamer for Stockholm.
The young Grand Duchess, upon hearing
the turn affairs had taken, was Inconsola
ble. She raved and walled for days In her
apartments, and swore to her parents that
she would not marry the Duke of Edln
burg. When she was taken shortly after
ward by her father to Germany, she re
fused to meet her Intended; and even
during her recent sojourn with her mother
in Italy, she heaped many a slight upon
the Duke. However, her repugnance to
the latter has been overcome, and, in
stead of becoming Mrs. Swayno, the
Princess will soon be Duchess of Edlnburg.
Beam! fro aa Iadlam.
. In the times of the Cherokee troubles
in the South, MaJ. John Seaborn, who
may yet be living In his home In North
Carolina, had an adventure which may be
worth describing. While a member of a
surveying party, encamped on the banks
of the Etowah river, In Bartow county,
the major one day started to visit a mis
sionary ctatlon, situated near a large
spring, about a mile and a half Inland.
He was armed with the huntlng-knlfe In
his belt, and not even accompanied by the
faithful dog usually attending his steps.
The savages were very bold In their en
croachments at that time, and the Caro
linian had not followed the forest trail
very far before he came upon a gigantic
Cherokee, who was leading captive a pony
upon whloh sat In pleading terror an
English missionary's daughter, whose too
daring morning ride had brought her into
tho toils of tho outlaw.
Seaborn paused for a moment In his un
sought concealment In the undergrowth
to witness the girl's wild effort to make
her pony break free from tho iron grasp
or ths captor, and the latter raise his
tomahawk In murderous menace, and
then, with a shrill yell of defiance, sprang
grandly to the very side of tho rearing
animal. Tho beautiful captive had Just
fallen from the saddle, and as the sur
prised Indian Involuntarily retreated some
steps away, the rescuer swiftly caught her
in his arms, replaced her on tho steed,
and bade her ride for her life. She needed
no second warning, but was off like the
wind; and then the white and red knights
confronted each other, with looks mean
ing battle to the death.
The Indian was a herculean chieftain
known as Unakayaswah the "white-man
killer" and the major, although standing
six feet In altitude himself, and propor
tionately muscular and brave.felt Impelled
to such skirmishing tactics as might draw
hie foe toward the camp on the river, and
at the same time tempt him to discharge
his tomahawk. The moment tho Chero
kee detected tho design In the other's
measured backward strides, he bounded
forward, brandished his weapon, and
when the strategist finally wheeled and
broke Into a dead run, sent the huge battle-axe
hurling through the air. Only by
an adroit swerve did Seaborn elude the
terrible missile, which, after grazing his
hair struck deep Into a tree beyond ; but
now he was upon more even terms with
his enemy, upon whom he turned In
stantly at Day. So quickly did he make
the movement that a terrific blow of his
fist met his pursuer before the latter
could check his advancing Impetus, and
sent him reeling backward several paces.
Now began the fight In earnest.
Thrusting forward and aiming his head
likea battering ram, In the manner of ath
letes of bis tribe, the savage came on
again with a ringing whoop, his purpose
being to throw his head between his ad
versary's legs, who thereupon would
be dashed In somerset upon his own head.
MaJ. Seaborn was familiar with this trick,
however, and so deftly swung himself
aside that It was the headlong assailant
who came to the earth, and that on all
fours. Then he was down on the dis
comfited warrior like a wolf, wrenched
his arms from their supporting position
with agile strength, and in a second had
him face downward on the ground like a
hawk under an eagle. Momentarily disen
gaging one hand to make an effort to draw
his hunting-knife which had been caught
by the handle In his waistband, he gave the
Cherokee opportunity to catch tho other
hand In his teeth and bite it to the bone.
In his pain and wrath, tho white man re
paid this wound with a shower of tre
mendous blows ; but the episode had been
a diversion in favor of Unakayaswah, who
by a supremo heave and twist, managed
to wrest himself from beneath his load,
and regain his feet. Terrlllo fisticuffs fol
lowed, but In these the scientific boxing
proficiency of the Carolinian caused such
a one-sided business that tho sorely pun
ished red giant, after falling to get in a
single blow, rallied for a clinch. His ob
ject was to force the fighting In the direc
tion of tho tree in which stuck his toma
hawk, and detecting this purpose, tho
major fought furiously to thwart It.
Once when the savage hurled himself
with all his might upon Ills foe, the hit
ter's feet caught in a trailing grape vine,
and brought him down on his back In the
fierce grapple. Both were up again, and
then by a skillful trick In wrestling, Sea
born accomplished a fall iu which he was
uppermost. This time, too, even with a
pair of red hands clutching his throat he
succeeded in drawing his knife. With a
snarling " Wah 1" the warrior met this
movement by clasping him mightily
around tho body, and crushing him fran
tically down upon himself, and It would
have been a question whose lungs could
longest endure the terrlflo pressure, but
for the sudden appearance of an ally for
the white man. A yelp and a rush sound
ed In the bushes, and the major's dog
from camp leaped upon the scene, and In
stantly fastened his keen teeth In the near
est shoulder of his master's enemy.
Unakayaswah lost his grip under this
new attack, and was at the mercy of the
huntlng-knlfe at the next moment.
"Karnarla! karnarlal" (Enough I
enough I) he cried. " Take off the dog.
Brave white man kill not great chief.
I surrender."
His conqueror bound him band and foot
with his buckskin suspenders, and was
humanely stanching the blood from his
wounds when the missionary's daughter
came dashing back from the station with
two armed men for the rescue.
" As they looked at the stalwart form
and bloody visage of the savage," said
the victor, In his account of It, "and at
my own bruised and sanguinary appear
ance, and listened to my narrative or the
desperate struggle, they gave vent to ex
pressions In regard to my strength and
prowess, which brought the tinge to my
cheeks
" As for the lovely girl whom It bad
been my enviable fortune to rescue, she
honored me with a regard for which I
would gladly have dared greater perils,
and told of my deliverance of her with
tears of gratitude streaming down her
cheeks,"
In tine keeping with this romantic ele
ment of the affair was the marriage of
the major and the lady some three months
later.
Not for the chivalrous sentiment thus
Illustrated, however, Is the story here re
told, but In celebration of a type of In
dian character, which Is at least above the
cowardice of treacherous Individual as
sassination. Unakayaswah ultimately
atoned with Us life for sone of hi m
agery In Paulding county, but in the en
counter above described, ne fought aa be
came a great warrior.
. It Is worth while to note, also, that In
this samo hand-to-hand conflict, the white
man owed his victory chiefly to the train
ing of civilization, aa at critical points of
the struggle his knowledge of boxing,
skill In giving the wrestleA "fall," and
finally even his utilization of canine fidel
ity for help In such a time or need, gave
him a superiority without which tho
battle might have ended very differently.
Barbarous bravery fights are ever at a
disadvantage with educated skill, and de-
KutaUty n'tunaiy lnt0 treaohery n
A Heroic ud Happy Keatacklaa.
At the gala regatta of the South Ger
man Boating Association at Mannheim,
In Baden, on the 13th of June, there took
place an event which shed considerable
luster on American gallantry, and which
ended In a most romantic manner. On
the above-mentioned day the banks of the
1th ne were lined with spectators, among
which the South German aristocracy was
fully represented. Just as the crews of
four boating societies were speeding past
the last pillar or the new bridge, a thrill
ing spectacle attracted all eyes. A hand
some young lady, most elegantly dressed,
who had been leaning over tho low railing
or the bridge, suddenly lost her balance
and fell into the water, which was at
least seventy-flvo feet underneath. Two
or three heart-rending shrieks burst from
the lips or those standing near, and then
the thourands or spectators, losing all In
terest In the race, looked with breathless
suspense for the result of this terrible ac
cident. The poor young lady struck the
water heavily, and disappeared at once.
Tho Rhine at that place Is deep and rapid,
and when the aged father of the young
lady, In a voice of agonizing grief offered
a princely reward to whosoever would
save his daughter, there was no response.
All at once a tall young man, in the cos
tume of a German student and wearing
the gold-embroidered cap or the Vandal
Society, or Heidelberg, rushed to the left
bank of the river and plunged boldly
Into the water a leap of thirty feet.
There was a loud shout of applause, and
then again a pause of breathless silence.
All eyes were riveted on tho gallant
swimmer, as he struggled against
the rapid current at the very spot
where the young lady had disap
peared. He dived down. What a minute
of suspense 1 But all at once a heavy
burden fell from all those oppressed
hearts. The swimmer emerged from the
depth, and on his arm held the senseless
body of the young lady. Another shout
or applause rang the welkin. Now two
boats rowed rapidly toward the pair, and
they did not came any too aeon, for the
young swimmer was becoming vllbly
faint, and when he, with his fair burden,
was drawn into one of tho boats, he sank
down with utter exhaustion. When the
boat reached the left bank, the young
hero was at once the object of a fervent
ovation, while the young woman's father
took the latter In bis arms and carried
her, still In an unconscious state, Into a
carriage.
The young hero was a Kentucklan,
named Clarence Gooiwln, a law student
at the University or Heidelberg. The
oldest and most experienced fisherman on
the Rhine pronounced his exploit a truly
heroic deed, and already on thn following
morning the Grand Dnfce of Baden con
ferred on young Goodwin, who Is only
nineteen years old, the large gold medal
for deeds of courage and devotion. But
still a greater reward awaited him. The
young lady, whosu life he had saved, and
who, notwithstanding the terrible shock
she had suffered, had soon revived, was
the only daughter of the Count of llclge
ra. one of the wealthiest South German
noblemen. Her father went himself to
the savior of his daughter, and after thank
ing him in the most touching manner,
brought him to the young Countess. The
latter thanked young Goodwill with tears
In her eyes, and said that her life-long
gratitude belonged to him. During the
next few days tho two were seen fre
quently together on the public prome
nade, and everybody in Mannheim be
lieves that thoy are engaged to be mar
ried. An Aniaslug Experiment.
The gas of our cities can be lighted by
frictional electricity, excited by a lady's
ordinary fur' muff. Thus place four turn
olors, upside down, upon the floor of a
carpet, and upon these lay a board pr'
other substance to stand upon, within
reaoh rf the burner. Upon this Insulated
board let a person stand, and a second per
son take the muff and rub It a number of
times down the back of the coat of the
first, by which he or sho (If It be a lady
with a woolen shawl on) will become
charged with electricity sufficient to light
the gas with the tip of tho finger, as effec
tually as If done with an Ignited match.
To perform the experiment well requires
three persons, one to turn on aud off the
gas, for If done by the person Insulated
and charged he will not only receive ia
shock; but discharge the electricity before
applying it to the gas. A number of per
sons cim participate In tho amusement at
the same time, by Insulating themselvea
and Joining hands. Let the friction of the
muff bo appllod to the person farthest
from the .burner, until all become
charged, and the person at the other ex
treme can light the gas, all feeling a sen
sible shock at the time of Ignition or dis
charge of the fluid.
Among the many useful Inventions of
modern days, none deserves to rank high
er than an Ingenious little machine Just
Invented by an American In Portsmouth.
New Hampshire. It Is called "the busi
ness man's boro abater," and its action is
simple and effectual. It consists of a but
tonTorpedo, with patent nitro-glyoerine
back-action attachment, that can be worn
on the coat like an ordinary button, which
It resembles In appearance. When the
bore selxea the "abater" It Instantly ex
plodes, shivering his hand Into a million
pieces, and blowing him around the cor
ner Into the next street. Thelnventor.lt
Is stated, has already received order for
all he can manufacture for two yeaca to
come.
Mrs. J, S. West shot hor husband in
a street car In Louisville, the other day.
West was not seriously hurt, and went on
his wife's bond, saying she was emotion
ally Insane.

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