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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.
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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.
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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. ... ' '
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