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-. - -i 11 r 14 jT I" .2 ariBLIEJ news. BRUCE CHAMP, Publisher. PARIS. KENTUCKY. NEWS OF TEE WEEK Condensed, a. nd Put Into Readable Shape. J03fESTIC. The rod-mill of John A. Roobling's ex- at Trenton, N. J., closed on the 2oth, and about ninety men are thrown out of work. The newpaper war in New "York took a jiew turn on the 2Gth. The Herald, which lias heretofore been quiety looking on the light,' announced a reduction to two cents. A young man giving his name as S. P. Upson has been arrested in San Francisco charged with counterfeiting. In his found a drop press, five dollar dies and steel punches, "7hen arrested xijouu uiuiuiuu. me macnme was a new prospecting battery of his own invention. By a landslide at New Windsor, N. Y., a jfew days since, Gilbert Knox, aged thirty-five, was killed, and Charles S. Vanderlin probably fatally injured. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners met in Columbus, O., on the Oliver Pillsbury, of New Hamp-shire, presided. A report was adopted the standard of values of life policies at four per cent, in all the States. A Chinaman- was lynched on the Oregon Short-line on the 2Gth for an outrage on a hild. The graders of the railroad strung Jrim without ceremony. The bodies of John Jones and David iFitzgerald (both colored) were found on Ithe railroad track near Petersburg, Va., on the 2Gth. It is thought they were murder-red. David Cable, colored, shot and killed ibis wife at Moberly, Mo., a few days ago. She ran away from his home at Booneville and refused to return with him. He was iarrested. The ceremony of receiving Sitting Bull 5nto the Catholic Church, which was to 'have occurred at Fort Yates during September, has been indefinitely postponed .on account of the difficulty" the distinguished convert has found in deciding -which of his two wives he will put away, lit is feared that he will relapse 'into heathenism. Henry Houxe and David Butler, living near Lumberton, N. C, 'resorted to an impromptu duel, on the tlGtii, to settle an old Jainily feud. Butler was instantly killed oy the first fire. A Two-months-old child of Jane Anderson, a widow, living in Anderson County, Tenn., was burned to death on the 2Gzh. The child was alone in the house, and crawled near an open fire. Its clothes and it was burned to a crisp before Its mother reached the house. At Detroit on the 2Gth, two Holland gardeners, John and Nicholas Stool, and a fourteen-year-old boy, in a wagon, were tuu over by a Michigan Central engine at a street crossing. Both men were instantly 3dlled and the boy fatally injured. Frost fell throughout Northern Ohio, Indiana and Illinois on the night of the 2Cth. At Boston, on the 2Gth, a refrigerator constructing in the hold of the steamer Cephalonia took fire while workmen were coating it with shellac. The hold instantly filled with a dense smoke, and Geo. Pierce, carpenter, was suffocated. District Engi neer Dunbar and seven members of the IFire Department were taken from the hold unconscious, but all, it is thought, will recover. The heat in Mexico is intense, and are still fleeing to the North to escape from the yellow fever. The establishment Is proposed of an inland quarantine at Yuma, Arizona. Montgomery, who last summer Quigley, a Texas railroad contractor, has had his punishment fixed at ninety-mine years in the penitentiary. At the Rose Ambler murder inquiry before the Coroner at Bridgeport, Conn., on -the 27tb, Prof. "White, of the Yale Medical School, testified that he made a microscopic examination of the carriage cushion belonging to Lewis and found nothing to indicate the presence of blood. The hair found under Rose's finger nails was human cair, such as is found on the back of a man's hand or wrist. A receiver has been asked for the New - "York Morning Journal. It is charged that . large amount of stock has been issued to Albert Pulitzer without consideration. The newspaper war at New York took a new phase on the 27th. The newsdealers threaten to boycott the papers which have reduced to two cents, but publishers claim that they do not fear any injury from their 'threats. "William "Walsh, a laborer, residing in .Brooklyn, N. Y., suffering from some affection of the brain, on the morning of the 27th became violent, and his wife went for a physician. On her return with the doctor, they were horrified to see "Walsh holding his youngest child, eighteen months old, by the legs, and dashing her brains out against the floor. Tho infuriated man was overpowered. At Nashville, Tenn., a few days ago, the mangled remains of James McGaff, engineer of the switch engine on the Nashville nd Decatur Road, was found on the track "by a policeman. For twenty yards pools of blood and fragments of flesh of the man -were scattered along the track. The body was crashed almost beyond recognition. A revised system of reporting industrial policies was received with favor by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, in session at Columbus, O. The practice of making- loans on the stock of other insurance companies was John B. Carrol, clerk in tho Bureau of Arrears Office at New York has been arrested on the charge of forgery. It is alleged that he appropriated about $15,000. At Bryan, Tex., two negroes, Lewis 3Iartin and Perry Cavett,have been found jguilty of killing in a quarrel a farmer named Brockwell. The jury gave Martin "twenty-five years in the penitentiary, and assessed Cavett's punishment at death. A severe battle is reported between the Government troops and the Insurgents in Hayti. Jacmel and Jero.iie are in the " lands of the Insurgents. President is anxious to leave the Islands, but is prevented from doing so by his followers, who believe he has $500,000 belonging to the Government on deposit in London ad-Paris. The John B. Doris circus railroad train met with an accident near Boonville, Mo., a few mornings since, which entailed r loss of nearly $lv,QQd. Something wrong about the rails at the crossing of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas and the Boonville and Versailles branch threw three cars off. the track. Twelve horses were killed and many others wounded. Two splendid. chariots,valued at $5,000 each, were ruined. Two brothers named Thomas, employesof the circus, who were sleeping in one of the chariots, were badly injured, and one of the men is reported to be dangerously hurt. PERSOXlTi .4XI POT.TTTCAT.. Major-General Pope, now commanding the Department of the Missouri, is mentioned as the probable successor of General Sheridan in the command of the Military Division of the Missouri, which includes, besides the Department of Missouri, the Departments of Dakota, Texas and the Platte. Fred. Douglass delivered a two hours' speech at the opening of the National Colored Convention, at Louisville, on the 25th, before an immense audience, many of whom .were whites. He sketched the history of his race since its emancipation, was frequently sarcastically severe on the Government, and outspoken in his criticism of both political parties. He was frequently applauded. Resolutions were passed by the National "Wool Association on the2Cth declaring the tariff rates on imported wools should, at the earliest opportunity, be restored to what they were before the late reduction ; that State, district and county associations and wool-growers in all the States should use every endeavor to secure the efforts of their Senators and Representatives to that end, and that Congress be called on to make the restoration. James D. "Warren, of the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, has been elected Chairman of the new Republican State Execu tive Committee of New York. General Ben Butler was nominated for Governor by the Democracy of Massachusetts on the 20th. Frederick O. Prince was nominated for .Lieutenant Governor. The platfcrm states that the convention looks forward to the campaign with calm assurance of a glorious victory. Colonel George Knapi, senior proprietor of the Missouri Jiepublican, published at St. Louis, died on board the steamer Pennland while en route to New York from Europe a few days ago. Ex-Governor Talbot, Chairman of the Masachusetts State Board of Health and Charity, writes Governor Butler that the latter's demand for certain books relating to the accounts of the Superintendent of Out-door Poor can not be complied with. Despite the protestatious of his parents, David Moses, aged twenty-one, married the fat girl on exhibition at the Bowery Museum, at New York, a few days ago. The ceremony was performed on the stage of the museum. The living curiosities, brilliantly arrayed, composed the bridal party. The bride weighs five hundred and nineteen pounds, while the groom only weighs ninety-seven. In the address to the Nation adopted by the National Colored Convention, recently held in Louisville, they express themselves grateful to the country for their emancipation; they are not insensible to the fact that Congress has spread upon the statute books many laws calculated to secure them their rights, and they do not ask any more class legislation ; the laws intended for their protection are not in-forced; the Southern States are charged with denying them their rights in the defrauding them at the ballot-box, and cheating them out of the fruits of their hard labor; demand that the National Gov ernment shall reimburse the creditors of the defunct Freedmau's Bank; condemn the distinction made between white and colored troops in the army; earnestly desire the abolition of the chain-gang convict system; ask admission to trade unions of men of their race, and employment in commercial pursuits. Colonel Frank Davidson, late of the firm of Marmaduke, Brown & Co., St. Louis, and well known in the South and "West, suicided on the 27th, at Van Buren, Ark., where he has lately been editing a newspaper. Financial embarrassment is said to have been the cause. Rev. "W. H. Roberts, permanent Clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembljhas been called to the pastorate of the Lafayette Park Church, St. Louis. Reuben E. Carroll, an oil producer, said before the Senate Labor Inquiry Committee on the 27th, that if it was not for the rebate allowed by the railroads, the Standard Oil Company would have an abundance of competition. As it is all oil producers are obliged to sell through the Standard Company. It would require a capital of $20,000000 to compete with the Standard. L. Degive, Manager of Degive's Opera-house, at Atlanta, Ga., was arrested on" the 27th, at the instigation of "W. D. Moore, colored, who was ejected from the theater a short time ago for insisting on occupying seats among the white people. General W. S. Hancock received a painful injury while outsailing near Sandy Hook a few days ago. A heavy lurch of tho boat threw him against its side, badly bruising his knee and causing an abscess to form. He will be confined to his room for several days. WASirrxTx xotes. Consul General Sutton, at has written to the State Department on the subject of beef cattle in Mexico and the United States. He refers to the test case in which it was held that cattle imported for breeding purposes need not pay the 20 per cent, ad valorem duty, and he thinks this will increase tho imports of Mexican cattle. Northern Mexico has for some time been looked to for supplies. The proposition to have a daily mail to Europe and a two-cent foreign, postage is not approved at the Post-office Department. Consul General Meurett, of London, in a letter to the State Department, says the proposed commercial treaty between the United States and Mexico has naturally attracted much attention in England, both in business and Government circles, and Parliament is being constantly memorialized by commercial bodies to again open diplomatic relation with Mexico, so that English trade with that country may not be supplanted by the United States." The possibility of Mexico growing large quantities for the United States was . recently referred to by a member of Parliament as one probable result of the treaty, which would act unfavorably to English trade interests. General Sherman has fixed upon November 1 as the date upon which he will turn over the command to General Sheridan, and practically retire to civil life, although he will not bo placed on the retired list of the army until February c D. W. Glassje:, of City, Las been discharged as a patent attorney Be" fore the Interior Department, on account of irregular practices. Permission has been granted for the laying" of an experimental underground telephone and telegraph cable, from the "War Department through to the "White House, Treasury and Capitol at "Washington. All the wires now running into the Capitol have been underground for years', and work well. Permission to put poles in the Capitol grounds has always been refused. Secretary Folger has ruled that the cost or value of the outside coverings intp which goods are finally put for land and ocean carriage is not to be taken as part or in addition to the value of the goods. The resignation of Judge Ray, Chief of the Division of Postal Laws and Regulations of the Postoffice Department, has been tendered to the Postmaster General, and it will probably be accepted. Judge Ray occupied a somewhat peculiar position in the Department, being head of a division which had not been created by Congress, but which had become established by the usage of the office. Emperor "William and his royal guests were in the field again on the 24th, witnessing the maneuvers of the troops. At the close of the review, which had lasted three days, the Emperor expressed his gratification at the calmness and perseverance which had been exhibited. He said it was probably the last time he should see the Fourth Army Corps, and added: "One makes no plans at my age." The rocket factory at tho arsenal of Woolwich, England, exploded on the 24th, destroying many buildings. Some of the missiles were thrown great distances, and the danger was as great as though they had been fired from guns. There was the wildest panic, but so far as can be ascertained only two lives were lost. O'Donnell was arraigned in Bow street Police Court, London, on the 25th. James Carey's son testified that O'Donnell remarked after the shooting, that he "had been sent to do it." The British Association for the Advancement of Science have voted to invite the American Association to become members of their organization. According to the official report just issued 1,900 persons were killed and 374 injured by the earthquake on the Island oi Ischia. Anti-Jewish riots are reported in the Vesprim District, "West Hungar3T. Several houses occupied by Jews in two villages were burned to the ground. rioting is also reported from Nowomois kowsk, Province of Jekateinoslay. Only the synagogue and three Jewish houses escaped demolition. Two hundred families are rendered homeless. Order was re stored after five rioters had been kiHed and thirty arrested. The trouble originated ir the discovery that a Russian church had been plundered, which act was attributed to the Jews. Although the black flags have retired tc the left bank of the Red River, the French forces will undertake no offensive operations until reinforcements arrive. Tiie great strike of weavers in the cotton manufacturing districts of England, which it was feared would be prolonged anc disastrous to all concerned, has collapsed. A Papal Ambassador is journeying from Rome to Montreal to inquire into the rapid spread of Freemasonry among the Catho lics of Canada. C. J. Dewey, a shipper of produce from Montreal to England, has absconded with advances amounting to $100,000. James McDermott, ordered discharged some days ago by the British authorities, is afraid to quit the prison for fear he will be murdered. A Paris dispatch says Franco will noi allow Missionary Shaw's claim for compensation, nor will she admit England's right to interfere with the action of the French in Madagascar. The Courts will be called upon to review the decision of the Second Comptroller of the Treasury, that officers who were restored to the army by Executive order are not entitled to be placed on the retired list. General Badeau is one of the officers affected by the decision. While passing under the Adams street viaduct, in Chicago, on the 28th, the schooner David Vance knocked a section of about sixty feet off the pier to the ground. Several people went down with it, and some of them were seriously injured. Four hundred inmates of the Michigan Insane Asylum were taken without accident on a picnic excursion to South Haven, twenty miles away, on the 28th. By the bursting of the boiler of the steamboat J. S. Robinson at Albany, N. Y., on the 2Sth, Captain Warner and two other men were killed and several were injured. Three boats lying alongside were damaged, and one was completely wrecked. Three colored men were hanged at Chatham, Va., on the 2Sth for the murder of Sheppard King. Two of them sold their bodies to physicians. Each one took a bright silver dollar from the proceeds and sent it to his sweetheart. Hong Chuk, a Chinaman, was buried at Philadelphia on the 29th. The Mayor refused permission to have a Chinese band in the procession on the ground that it would cause too much excitement. Services were held in the Episcopal Church, and the Chinamen performed their own ceremonies at the grave. Wiesbaden was overflowing with people on the 28th to witness the unveiling of the statue of Gemania on the Neiderwald. The statue cost 1,000,000 marks, and bears the inscription, "In memory of the unanimous and victorious rising of the German Em pire in 1870-71." It was estimated that 250,000 persons participated in the ceremonies. The surrounding villages were illuminated in the evening, and bonfires burned upon the hights. As a counter demonstration, a crowd of Frenchmen assembled around the statue "Strasburg" in Paris, and indulged-in patriotic cries. Newsdealers and newsboys in New York are determined in their refusal to handle the large dailigg at two cents. They say there is no money in it. A St. Louis Grand Jury has reported that the city is controlled by a ring composed of gamblers and notorious characters who use money and threats to corrupt the police and other officials. They censure Governor Crittenden for not causing an investigation. Mrs. Carey, widow of the murdered informer, when placed unon the stand on tho 28th, corroborated rthe testimony of her son that O'Donnell said after the snoovfng, "Don: blame me; I was sent to doit;". THE COMMONWEALTH. At a dance by colored coal miners, at STateville, a little station on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, the other night, a row. occurred,in'which one man was fatally shot and another ba'dly wounded. ' The case of the Commonwealth versus Henry Fisher, of Shelbyville, Ind., 'for kidnaping one John Franky, in 18S1, was called in the Circuit Court at "Warsaw, Gallatin County, a few mornings ago. Fisher was brought to Warsaw on a requisition from the Governor. After the examination of several witnesses the caso was given to the jury, who returned a verdict of not guilty. At Vanceburg, Lewis County, a few days ago, Mr. James Alexander, of Manchester, O., and Miss Florence Halbert were wedded at the residence of the bride's mother. The happy pair were the recipients of many valuable and beautiful presents. The Town Marshal" at Vanceburg the other day arrested Thos. Ruarh and one Whitaker,who had been watched by Officer Todd, just as they were quietly leading two valuable mules out of a stable. Two other accomplices escaped. At Louisville, the other day, in the competitive drill at the Exposition by the Knights of Pythias, the first .prize, $500, was won by Tancred Division No. 3, of Columbus, Kans., and the second prize, $300, by Springfield Division No. G, of Springfield, O. Commander J. H. Abbott won the prize gold jewel, valued at fifty dollars, for best Commander. In the band contest, the prize for best band was won by the Big Six Band, of Springfield, O. The ceremony of unveiling the monument and statue of General Zachary Taylor at the old home place, near Louisville, on the 20th, was largely attended. The monument is on an elevated mound, and can be seen some distance away. Bishop Kavanaugh opened the ceremonies with prayer, after ;vhich General T. L. Crittenden delivered an oration, in which the old hero'was highly eulogized. General Wm. Preston delivered a beautiful oration. There was a largo number of Mexican veterans present, who participated in the event. In the middle of the shaft supporting the statue is a bronze medallion, and just below it are the letters "Z. T." Surmounting the whole, and standing on a marble base, is a statue representing the old hero as in life. The statue is sculptured of the purest Italian marble, and faces the road. The head is bare and the left foot is a little advanced; the right hand rests on the belt which girts his uniform, while the left holds the cap and clutches a sword. The shaft base is of unpolished granite, bearing the birth and death dates, also the dates of battles in which the deceased was engaged, and on the rear is the Nation's coat of arms. The Northern Presbyterian Synod will meet at Danville, October 10. The Southern Synod meets at Harrodsburg on the same date. The two synods will unite in celebrating at Harrodsburg the centennial of Presbyterianism in Kentucky. The case of the Commonwealth vs. Thomas Elliott, charged in connection with his son, Sti ff Elliott, with murdering Robert C. Barnes, near Cornishville, on the 20fch of September, was tried before two Magistrates at Cornishville a few days ago. They failing t o agree, Elliott was discharged. The reward of $300 for the apprehension of Stiff Elliott, offered by H. M. Barnes, has been withdrawn. Henry Hollowby was shot and killed by Henry Pruitt, near Henderson, in Henderson County, a few days ago. Hollowby was whipping his wife.who was a step-sister of Pruitt, and when Pruitt remonstra. ted Hollowby started to draw a knife, Pruitt then emptied a load of shot, striking him in the bowels, causi" instant death. Pruitt went to Henderson and gave himself into the hands of the officers. At Winchester, Clark County, J. L. Bishop, charged with attempted rape on Melia Brookshire, under eleven years old, has been held over without bail to await action of the Grand Jury in November. A most disastrous fire occurred a few mornings ago at Benton Station, Kenton County, by which two houses were destroyed. One was a two-story frame owned by the Roberts heirs, and tho other a one-story dwelling, occupied by Mr. George McDonald. Hanks & Willis occupied the two-story building as a merchandise store, and the second story of it was used as a Grange Hall. Their loss will be about $1,500. The loss of Mr. McDonald on merchandise will be in the neighborhood of $1 ,500. The entire loss will foot up about $7,000 on the stock and the building. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to be the work of an incendiary. This makes the third fire that has occurred in that immediate vicinity recently. During the last fire a terrible explosion occurred, which was heard for miles away. Weekly Review of tlic Iioulsvillc LeafTo bacco Jlnrltet. The receipts for the week were 3G0 hhds. against 820 hhds. last week, and 210 hhds. in the corresponding week of last year. In the Louis, ville market there has been a very keen general demand from the regular trade with very little, if any, outside speculation. The Jmarket has been allying itself with the short crop theory, and prices have been on a continuous advance. Burley tobaccos have been in active demand, and a further advance has occurred, in which good and fine grades, which "had not shared in the previous advance, have led tho list. These grades are about $2(o)$8 higher and the grades below have advanced 75c(a$l 50. Dark and heavy styles have been buoyant, with an occasional raising of this or that specialty, and the general line has a further advance of 50c(5)l. Good and fine yellow Pryors are said to have not improved with the other styles. We quote full weight packages as follows : , Dark and Heavy. Burley. Trash $5 O'J 5 75 5 00 7 50 Common lugs 5 50 G 25 6 00 9 00 Medium lugs , 0 00 0 75 7 00I0 03 Good lugs G 50 7 25 8 0013 00 Common leaf G 50 7 50 8 0010 00 Medium leaf, 7 50 8 25 12 0015 00 Good leaf 9 0011 00 20 0024 00 Fine and fancy leaf... 12 0317 00 30 0038 50 A man employed on the "West Shore Railway was struck by a locomotive near Schenectady, N. Y., the other day and was thrown from the Crack. It was learned afterward that the engine had struck him squarely on the back of the head, on a spot where he had been struck years before by a large stone. The fellow yet lives to puzzle the doctors by his abnormally tough skull. The Hoosac Tunnel has begun to pay txpenses, and the prediction is entered that on the completion of the double track, the great bore will net the State of Massachusetts $2,0'J'Jper month. Boston Herald. COMMERCIAL LAW. Brief Digests of !Late Decisions. Compiled Specially for the St. LbuisComme ' i cial Gazette. - MINE WQRKED'BY CONTRACTORS LIABILITY FOR ACCIDENT. A miner was killed by the falling of an iron mine, the necessary supports not having been put in place, administrators sued the owner of the property for damages. The mine was worked by contractors under an agreement with the company by which it was expressly stipulated that, in view of the dangers of mining in that vicinity, the contractors and not the owner should be liable for any injuries to the workmen. The mine was in a safe condition when the contractors took possession of it, but they conducted the work negligently in putting up supports for the loof, which fell in consequence. The lease of the mine provided that the owner should send its superintendent, without charge, to superintend, advise and direct the precautions to be taken to make the mine safe for working, but no such supervision was exercised. The court said: If the mine was in .an unsafe condition when it was handed over to the contractors and this unsafe condition was known to the company, and if, in consequence of that condition, a miner was brought therein in ignorance of it and was killed, the company should be held responsible. Every man who expressly or by implication incites others to come upon his premises as sumes to all wrho accept the invitation the duty to warn them of any danger in coming which he knows 'of, and of which they were not aware. So long as this mine was worked under the contract, all responsibility for the care and safety of the men was upon the contractors alone. The manner of supervising the cautionary steps, though neglected, worked no injury to the plaintiff. The company owed him no duty, and legal wrongs spring only from the the neglect of legal duties. Samuelson vs. the Cleveland Iron Mining Corn-pan, Supreme Court Michigan. VALIDITY OF NOTE RATIFICATION. A promissory note was made in Nebraska, but was pa3able in New York. In a suit upon it the defense was set up of usury, on the ground that it was a iew lorK note, anu me interest was greater than was allowed there. Also, that the rate was more than was permitted in Nebraska. Held 1. This note having been made in Nebraska, though payable in New York, was a contract of Nebraska. 2. The rate of interest was greater than the statutory rate in Nebraska, and the plaintiff can not recover any interest, by reason of the statute. He insists that he is not to be bound by the acts of his agent who took this usury, but the contract made bjT the agent must be adopted as a whole, and as the principal has affirmed the contract generally, he must be held to have adopted all the instrumentality employed by his agent to brins: it to a consummation. Joslin vs. Miller, Supreme Court of Nebraska. CONSTRUCTION OF NOTE. Where" the maker of a note pronrses to pay the sum mentioned in it in twelve or withmtwelve months after its date, "with interestfrom date, payable annually," it is necessary, in order to give the words "payable annually' ' any force and effect to construe the promise as a prdmise to pay the interest annually until the note is fully paid, and orid note so drawn the interest will continue to be annually after as well as before maturity. But where the promise is to pay more than twelve months afterdate, "with interest from date, payable annually" no such necessity arises, and therefore the interest does not continue to be annually after maturity. Westlield vs. Weslfieldetal. Supreme Court of South Carolina. PROPERTY OF WIFE. The judgment creditors of an insolvent debtor sousrht to take propertv which his wife had purchased, but which he had paid for out of his earnings which by law were exempt from execution, and the trial court gave them a judgment. On appeal this was reversed, the court saying : The use by the husband of his personal earnings in payment for property purchased by his wife amounts, in legal contemplation, to a gift of said property to his wife. As these earnings were exempt from execution at the time that they were employed in the acquisition of the property in controversy, a voluntary gift of such earnings was no fraud upon the creditors of the husband. Robb vs. Brewer, Supreme Court of Iowa. ATTORNEY AND CLIENT. The relation of attorney and client gives rise to great confidence and the attorney is supposed to have power to strongly influence his client, and to gain by his good nature andcredulhy, and to obtain undue advantages and gratuities. Hence the law often declares transactions between them void which between other persons would be unobjectionable. Unless the transaction is fair, it is deemed a constructive fraud. If an attorney fraudulently claims the right to retain out of the money of Irs client a larger sum than the jury find to be just, ne iorceiis an ciaim to any compensation. Shoemaker vs. Stiles, Supreme Court of Pennsj'lvania. SALE TO AGENT. If a vendor, with full knowledge that the sale was made to a husband as agent for his wife and for her benefit, elected to give exclusiue credit to the husband as agent, he could not afterward recover from the wife as principal. But if the vendor was ignorant of the fact that he was dealing with the agent of another, and that the latter rece vedthe goods and used them, and they were really bought for the principal, though unknown to the seller when sold, such vendor may recover from the principal when this fact comes to his knowledge, though credit was given to the agent. Miller vs. Watt, Supreme Court of Georjna. SALARY OF DE FACTO OFFICER. A supervisor wTho had Deen ousted from his office in a contest applied for a mandamus to compel the payment of his compensation during his incumbency. Held that an officer de facto, acting even in good faith under a claim of right to an office, is not entitled to recover from a county the compensation provided by law for such services to the exclusion of the officer de jure. People ex rel. Culvertson vs. Potter Supreme Court of California. TOPICS OF THE DAT. .New York papers are endeavoring their big bridge by calling it . charming winter resort. Many young men who have been ou. to take a look, are coming home to wait; for the West to grow up a little. Boston papers praise the meter te"' j.c it is-thought; willTeduce the ,tjumption of water fifty per cent. , . Our ..Government may .conclude to dabble in the Franco-Chinese muddle,, but it has found the Mormon question at home too formidable a one to grapple with. A Baltimore firm furnishes the with books at eleven and a hall per cent, off the wholesale rates, and stationery at thirty-three and a third percent, off. Many summer resorts were not paying property this season, and owners and insurance companies are suffering losses through the destruction of some of the hotels by fire. The Rochester Democrat and gives the canning factories a good, advertisement by reporting that they are buying up all the best peaches, and. keeping prices high. A St. Louis actor made his debut during a violent storm, and a local critic observed that- "even the heavens recognized true greatness, and thundered forth their applause. " Near New Hartford, Conn., a stone-spear-head was recently plowed up, aid has provoked some discussion of the question whether tho Indian inhabitants. of that region fought with spears. New York physicians are alarmed at. the number of people who buy drug&. without prescriptions and doctor them selves, and the most alarming feature is that the public health is improving. O m The Providence Journal fears that the greed for immediate gain, as at present exhibited among fishermen, will soon. destroy the scallop fisheries, the mo3t. important of which in this country is at- CowesetBay, R. I. s In the last four years in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas .the- increase of taxable property has been 49i,838,GG3, and the rate of taxation has been meanwhile reduced. It is said Mr. Gladstone has so greftt a liking for his old clothes that the folks-about the 'house, in order to get him. occasionally into proper raiment, steal his old suit from his bedchamber at night, leaving a new one in its stead. A Massachusetts man has tried the experiment for twenty years, and is convinced that a man can support a family of six on eight acres of land cultivated properly. At first he thought the farm too small, but now he finds it land enough. The offer by Mr. W. H. Yanderbilt of $10,000 a year to Miss Thursby to sing in the choir at St. Bartholomew's; Church, New York, Sunday s,has brought out the statement that the average salary of a singer in a quartet choir in that city is $600. EngiiAnd had this year 2,000,000 acres in wheat, against 39,000,000 acres in America; no corn, against 64.000. in America. She has 6,000,000 head of cattle and 25,000,000 sheep, against America's 30,000,000 cattle and 50,000,000 sheep. The Philadelphia Press feels called upon to remark that the number of country girls anxious to lsarn dressmaking from a sharper, who gathers in ten dollars a head and then decamps, is almost equal to the number of girls who light fires with kerosene. A pound of red Peruvian bark, powdered and soaked in diluted alcohol, then evaporated down to half a pint, and given the inebriate in teaspoon doses every three hours for one or two days, then reduced gradually for eight or ten days to five drops, will, it is said, result in a permanent detestation of liquor in any form, The plan of attack for tho Ericsson torpedo "The Destroyer," is to run her within three hunched feet of a hostile vessel which is to be shattered "below th& water line by a shot from a submarine gun. There is said to be no danger of a permature explosion of the torpedo-when on being fired it displaces the valve at the mouth of the gun. Mr. MacAlister, formerly of Milwaukee, now Superintendent ef the Philadelphia schools, has appointed as assistants two men at $2,500 a year, and two women at $1,600. He will appoint two more men, and with these six as sistants Mr. MacAlister intends soon getting the demoralized school system of that city into first-class working order. Concerning farm bells it is suggested that those of varying sound should be selected by different owners of country places, which would soon be distinguished, and a system of signals agreed upon by which a neighborhood would know whether it was merely the members of one's own family who were wanted, or general assistance, as in the event of fire. ... ' ' - Y-- T- &