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THE IsTE"W"S.
BRUCE CHAMP, Publisher.
PARTS. : : : KENTUCKY
NEWS OETHE WEEK I
Condensed and Put Into Readable
Shape.
DOMESTIC
Pou.3 masked men visited the cabin of
jan old Indian-in Indian Territory a few
nights ago, and upon his refusal to tell
-where he kept his monoy, they shot
him several times and beat him to insensibility.
They then plundered the hut of
5,000 and escaped.
The Pittsburg Exposition Buildings
"were entirely destroyed by fire early on
the morning of the 3d. The fire first appeared
in the attached to Machinery
Hall. In less than ten minutes the
flames had spread over all the buildings
and were beyond control. Nothing at all
vros saved. The Fire Department had all
It could do to keep the fire from spreading
to adjacent property The total loss will
amount to about $1,000,000. The buildings
were valued at $150,000, and were insured
for $10,000. They were erected in 1875. The
exhibitors lose something over $800,000. A
large number of valued relics which can
never be replaced were destroyed.
thousand people visited the Exposition
the day previous. Had the fire
occurred in the evening, when nearly all
the buildings were crowded, the loss of life
would have been appalling. The fire originated
from a lighted cigar stump carelessly
thrown on the floor the evening before.
As Deputy Marshal Young entered the
Xee County Jail, at Fort Madison, la., on
the 3d, one of the prisoners threw pepper
in his eyes, and another knocked him
senseless with a stick of wood, when all the
prisoners escaped. The Sheriff was absent.
The Insurance Examiner investigating
the affairs of one of the leading Massachusetts
insurance companies, says his report
will disclose a worse condition of affairs
than existed in the Metropole Company.
The fifty-second annual exhibition.of the
American Institute Fail was formally
-opened in New York on the 3d, and was
largely attended.
The Canada Southern Railroad authorities
have issued circulars directing that
conductors shall not allow passengers to
turn over seats, or to allow any one to take
a parcel of any kind into a passenger car,
even lunch baskets being rigidly excluded.
An effort is to be made to have the Monmouth
Park Association at Freehold, N. J.,
indicted by the Grand Jury as a disorderly
place, because of pool selling and illegal
liquor selling.
At New Haven, Conn., on the 3d,"Wm. B.
Bronson, aged seventy; Eliza, his wife,
aged sixty-six; and James E. Bronson,
their son, were found guilty of manslaughter,
in causing the death of Carrie E. Gordon,
a married daughter. Deceased was
abandoned by her husband, and went to
her father's house on the eve of her confinement
and asked for a physician. Her
family refused to provide her with medical
aid, and locked her up in a room until she
died.
What is said to be one of the most important
enterprises ever established on
the Pacific Coast was incorporated on
the 4th, under the name of the Pacific
Steam Agricultural Manufacturing Company,
capital $5,000,000. Among the Directors
are Leland Standford, Moses
Irving M. Scott and Governor
The jury in the Circuit Court at Hot
Springs, Ark., have rendered a verdict of
not guilty in the case of Frank Flynn, indicted
for killing Charley Matthews, editor
of the Hornet newspaper.
Suit has been' brought against a New
York newsdealer for refusing to sell a copy
of the Herald for two cents. The news--
dealer is charged with being a public
fraud. A protest has been filed with the
Ulayor by the Newsdealers' Association
against permission being granted to the
Herald to erect two news-stands within
fifty feet of the Elevated Railway stations.
A man, supposed to be one George
Graves, of Texas, stopped at the house of
Mayor Patricks, at Yorkville, La., on the
4th and asked permission to stay over
-night. He was taken sick shortly after retiring,
had convulsions, and died of hydrophobia.
During lucid intervals he
made a will, bequeathing property worth
several thousand dollars.
Chong Kjee, the first Chinaman to be
naturalized in Philadelphia, took out his
' papers on the 4th.
The State of Tennessee has brought suit
against the Nashville Savings Bank for
privilege tax since 1S66, amounting to over
$20,000. -
The latest theory regarding the origin of
the Pittsburg Exposition fire is that it was
the work of incendaries, whose purpose was
jobbery.
At Philadelphia on the 4th, Thomas
Palin, a grocer, was found on the street
with a bullet in his brain, and near by a
revolver with an empty chamber. The
are in doubt whether it is suicide or
murder. He had neither family nor financial
difficulties, so far as is known.
The National Association of Window-glass
Workers, now engaged at Pittsburg
an a strike against a reduction of salaries,
lave formed a combination with $1,000,000
capital, for the purpose of entering into
the manufacture of glass in opposition to
their late employers. m
.The yield of cotton in the Memphis
'. trict will fall 30 per cent, below that of last
year. The- crop received its greatest injury
from the hot, dry weather of August and
September.
-The New York Chamber of Commerce
lias adopted a resolution appointing a committee
to make a report- of amendments
necessary to the existing State Bankrupt
law to prevent a bankrupt giving
A crowd of negroes quarreled in a saloon
in Natchitoches Parish, La., on the 4th,
and a pitched battle with pistols and dirks
ensued. When the smoke cleared it was
' found that six had been killed outright and
four mortally wounded. No arrests.
' A most cruel murder was committed near
Provencal in Natchitoches Parish, La., a
few days ago. Six negroes employed as
section hands on the Ne.w Orjeans and Pa-
cific Railroad got into' a game of cards
around a campfinfin the woods with a man
named Bradley. Bradley was in luck, and
succeeded in winning all the money from
.the otberg. ;Th'e negroes then demanded
'" their money, returned to them. Bradley -
xefusedhgg they forcibly took theimoney
jfrom him. Not content with -this the in-
' ; "iuriated negroes tooktheir victim and held
him over the fire untilhe was burned to
death. At last advices they had eluded
arrest.
Chrt. Begtjltjr, a farmer living near
Menominee, "Wis., -while out hunting a few-days
ago, shot and instantly killed -his
brother, whom he mistook for a bear.
James McSteeii was hauged in the jail
yard at Pittsburg on the 4th, for the murder
of his wife. He made no statement on the
gallows, and betrayed no fear of death.
Two hundred persons -witnessed the execution.
PERSONAL ASI POtTTICAT.
An Inter-State Levee Convention, composed
of representative men from the
States of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana,
was held at Vicksburg, Miss., on the
1st, to devise ways and means for the protection
of the Mississippi Valley from
floods. A permanent organization was effected
by the appointment of an Executive
Committee, composed of three members
from each interested State. A special committee
was appointed to proceed to Washington
during the coming session of Congress
to urge the the passage of necessary
legislation.
Gen. Roger A. Pryqr, of New York, has
been engaged to take part in the defense of
Patrick O'Donnell, the slayer of James
Carey.
A delegation representing the National
Women's Christian Temperance Union
headed by Miss Francis E. Willard, appeared
before the .Senate Labor Inquiry
Committee at New York on the 2d to ask
that the subject of the suppression of intemperance
be laid before Congress. They
stated that their Union is the largest woman's
organization ever formed.
Christine Nilsson arrived at New York
from London on the 2d. To a reporter she said
she was "delighted to get back to America.
How delighted you may guess, when I tell
you I think I shall never leave it again. I
think I shall make my home here for .the
future."
A Legislative Committee has begun an
inquiry in Philadelphia, relative to the
legal relations of the Standard Oil Company
to the State, the right of the State to
require the payment of the taxes and the
conduct of the Company as to their payment,
L. B. Hitchcock, a wealthy merchant of
Pittsburg, Pa., has been mysteriously
missing since the 1st, and all efforts to
find him have proven unavailing. His
health has not been good of late, and it is
feared that while laboring under
of mind ho committed suicide.
The Chicago Tribune on the 4th publish
ed an editorial favoring Senator Edmunds,
of Vermont, as the Republican candidate
for President, and Senator Miller, of Cali
fornia, for Vice President, as the two best
men under the circumstances for scoring
victory at the Presidential election in 1S84.
Senator Sharon has asked the San
Francisco Court to compel Miss Hill to
produce the marriage contract she claims
to have in her possession, to which his
name is attached.
The Missouri federation of Trade and
Labor organizations have adopted a bill for
presentation to the Legislature prohibiting
corporations from demanding of their
that they sign away their right to
organize or join organizations calculated to
promote their interests by favorable
means.
XOTES.
Chief Brooks, of the Secret Service Division
at Washington, says there is no
truth in the report that forgers are raising
the new postal notes. "If there was," said
Mr. Brooks, "we should have known it as
soon as they were issued. If one note had
been raised the detectives of the Secret
Service would have been promptljr notified.
They cannot be successfully raised by fitting
the punch-mark made by the Postmaster
with a piece of the note punched on another
figure. Any Postmaster who is so
verdant as to be hoodwinked by that procedure,
should be discharged from the service.
A piece thus inserted would be detected
by simply running the fingers over
it, so a blind man ought to detectthe fraud.
The colors on the postal note are fugitive,
and any liquid would string the colors.
The notes can not be successfully raised
and passed by any means."
Inquiries from many persons as to
whether they could be compelled to pay for
newspapers sent to their address without
authority, have called forth the following
ruling from the Postoffice Department:
"The liability of a party to pay for a newspaper
must be determined by the rules applicable
to other contracts. When a pub
lisher, without request from a party, either
expressed or implied, sends a paper, the
mere fact that the party addressed takes
the paper from the postoffice does not of
itself create a liability to pay for it. It
takes two to make a contract, and one
party without the consent of theother can
not make him his debtor."
The decrease in the public debt during
the month of September amounted to $14,-707
229.
A number of cases of arsenical poisoning
have recently appeared among the
women who count the new greenbacks in
the Treasury Department. The fingers are
moistened by a sponge to facilitate counting,
and the moisture brings out the
arsenic in the green dye, which in some
instances have been accompanied by quite
serious results.
The examination by the Civil Service
Commission of applicants for appointment
in the Government service is to commence
on the 18th inst., and will be proportioned
among the States on the basis of representation
in'Congress. It.has been calculated
that there will be an average of one appointment
per day the year round, vacancies
occurring from resignations, discharges,
deaths and promotions. There
are now a large number of candidates registered
who have already passed examination
and who will be first selected.
Application has been made to the War
Department by a few survivors of the Confederate
brigade, residing at Norfolk, for
permission to use their old battle flags,now
in possession of that Department, on the
occasion of the reunion to take place ia a
few weeks. There are several hundred
Confederate battle flags stored in the War
Department. Adjutant-General Drum said
the application would have to be refused,
as neither the Secretary of War nor President
can give or fend these flags without
the sanction of Congress.
Smuggling Chinese across the border
from British Columbia, according to the
report of a Treasury agent sent to invests
gate the matter, has become a thriving
business.
General Swath states officially that
there is no truth in the Dublished state
ment that the projecfrof erecting a monu
ment to Garfield in Washington under the
Auspices of theSociety of the Army..of the
Cumberland had been abandoned, and the
fundsollected used in erecting a monument
in Cleveland instead.
The story that employes who handle
greenbacks at the Treasury Department
suffer from arsenic poisoning, is pronounced
entirely untrue. There was one
case, some time ago, ascribed to that cause,
but investigation proved that the person in
question had suffered from the same trouble
before he entered the service, when he
had probaDly not handled too much money.
FOREIUX.
The insults offered King Alfonso by a
Parisian mob continue to be the sensation
of Europe. There are reports that th'e
Spanish Cabinet will demand that the
French Government make a public apology
for what occurred. The King's prestige at
home has been heightened by the occurrence.
He does not himself think the ac
tion of the rabble in the streets represents
the time feeling of the French people.
President Grevy says of the King that he
never expected to meet so much good sense,
dignity and coolness in so young a Sovereign.
Alfonso quit Paris two days sooner
than he expected to. He returned to
Madrid on the 1st.
King Milan on the 2d accepted the resignation
of his Ministry.
Hony, the man convicted of having murdered
an old lady and her governess at
Dourdan, last April, was beheaded at Paris
on the 2d.
King Alfonso was given a most hearty
welcome upon his arrival in Madrid on the
2d. The people crowded around his carriage
in such numbers that progress
through the streets was almost impossible.
In the evening he held a popular reception
in the palace, which was attended by
thirty-five thousand people. Aristocrats,
soldiers and workingmen crowded the saloons.
Much of the city was- illuminated.
It is now stated that the insults to the King
in Paris were in part due to
a ministerical crisis, the settlement of
which has been postponed until the meeting
of the Chambers. The German press
consider the conduct of the mob as aimed
more at Germany than at the Spanish
King. Alfonso left Paris with a deep
sense of the courtesy he'had received from
President Grevy, but he said Spain would
long remember the hisses of the French
populace.
King Alfonso has made a gift of $10,-000
francs to the poor of Paris. When he
returned to Madrid, and observed the
warmth of the reception which his people
were extending to him, he remarked to the
Queen that "the old Castillian spirit is up
again."
A life-size statue of the late John Brown
is to be placed on the grounds of Balmoral
Castle, upon a site within full view of its
windows and selected by the Queen. A
monument to his memory will be put in the
Prince Consort's mausoleum at Frogmore,
and he will be further commemorated by a
tablet in the nave of St. George's Chapel.
Affairs continue to be in a critical condition
in Canton, China. The mob is ripe
for rebellion. It has been proclaimed that
if the French fleet threatens an attack all
foreign residents will be immediately killed
and their property destroyed.
Subscriptions were received at a meeting
in Dublin on the 4th, presided over bj'
Michael Davitt, for a monument to be
erected to the memory of the men who
were sentenced to penal servitude for their
counection with the Fenian movement in
1S67.
The Emperor of Germany has telegraphed
to King Alfonso that he knew the
insults offered the King in Paris were intended
more for himself than for Alfonso.
The Spanish Cabinet has had the conduct
of the mob under consideration, but theii
conclusion is not known.
A ballad singer at Limerick, Ireland,
has been sentenced to imprisonment foi
one month for singing the praises of
O'Donnell, .the slayer of Carey, and calling
upon all Irishmen to act towards other informers
as O'Donnell did towards Carey.
IVTDEXfc NEWS.
A bob-tail street car in Philadelphia was
split into kindling wood and the passengers
thrown into a promiscuous and bleeding
heap on the 5th, by a train on the Philadelphia
and Reading road, which was running
at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour.
Two of the passengers have died, and they
were all injured, ten of them severely.
When the accident occurred the driver was
inside of the car collecting fares. The
railway company had failed to put up safety
gates at the crossing, although directed
to do so long ago by the City Council.
At a recent session of the Western Export
Association in Chicago it was decided"
that no distillery shall be taken into the
pool whose capacity exceeded one thousand
bushels of grain per day.
The Missouri Trades and Labor Federation
has adopted a declaration of principles
which includes a demand that eight
hours shall constitute a day's work; that
Saturday afternoons shall be 'made holidays
; equal pay for equal work for both
sexes, and that the railway and telegraph
lines shall become the property of the
State.
A Lake Shore train near Adrian,Mich.,
was fired upen by persons in concealment,
and three windows in the smoking car
"broken. Several passengers were struck
by broken glass.
The Spaniards want the leaders of the
rabble who insulted their King in Paris
punished, and also ask the publication of
the text of President Grevy's apology to
Alfonso.
The postal money-order system is too
complicated for the business offered, and
Congress will be asked to simplify it.
The naturalisation papers issued to
Chong Kee, in Philadelphia, have been revoked
by order of court on the ground that
the act restricting Chinese immigration
provides that no State Court or Court of
the United States shall admit Chinese to
citizenship.
Robert Strother, clerk in the Auditor's
office of the Canadian Finance Department,
has been arrested on the charge of
embezzling $20,000 to $30,000.
England is accused of giving encouragement
to China, and thus preventing a
settlement of the Tonquin question. British
merchants are filing claims for damages
because their goods are not landed at
Tamatave.
The residence of William Dutton, a retired
capitalist, at Adrian, Mich., was entered
a few nights ago, through a window,
and $S0,000 worth of bonds and mortgages
cairied off.
The New Orleans National Bani has
sued Postmaster Gresham for $100,000
damages for stopping their money orders
to prevent the deliverv of the orders of a
lottery company addressed to them.
THE COMMONWEALTH.
A fatal shooting affray took place near
,the Blue Lick Springs, Nicholas County,
on the 27th, between Captain Sam. G.,
Rogers, of Carlisle, and two of his brothers,.
Thomas Rogers, alawyer of St. Louis.Mo.,.
and Wm. Rogers, of Robertson County, in;
which Thomas was shot in the head, and
William in the bowels. This is the result,
of an old feud between four brothers, who
have been unfriendly for years, but especially
so since their father's death, some
months ago. Since his death a contest has
been made over the old man's will, and the
four brothers, Sam and Bob on one side,
and Will and Tom on the other, have been
traveling over the country taking depositions.
They are all over forty years of age,
and men of families. The shooting occurred
in their old homestead near Carlisle, where
all the family had assembled by agreement.
A quarrel commenced between Samr
on one side, and Tom and Will on the other.
Sam at once drew two pistols, one in each
hand, and commenced firing. Will was
shot three times, one bullet fracturing the,
knee bone, a second passing through the
bowels from side to side, and the third bullet
entering the side not far from the spine.
Tom was shot twice, one ball entering the
right temple, traversing the brain an inch
and a half from the skull, and passing out,
through the left temple. Both died in a few.
hours. Sam was arrested, but released on;
v$l,000 bond.
Kentucky distillers met in annual session
at Louisville on the 2Sth, President
Megibben occupying the chair. The attendance
was large, and resolutions were
adopted as follows : "Resolved, That it is
the sense of this meeting that the extension
of the bonded period to be asked for at the
next session of Congress shall only apply
to whiskies manufactured before
1, 1SS3, and that the committee appointed
to confer with the Western Export
Association and the committee for Maryland
and Pennsylvania are instructed to
use their best efforts to carry out the intention
of this resolution. Resolved, That
a pool of Kentucky distillers should be organized
to control the production of 1SS4 in
this State, on a basis not to exceed the,
scale adopted at Lexington last November:.
Twenty per cent, where the daily capacity'
is 2,000 bushels; 22 per cent, where it is
1,500 bushels; 24 where it is 1,200; 23 where
it is 1,000; SO where it is S00; 35 where it is
COO; 37 where it is 500; 40 where
it is 400; 45 where it is 300; 50
where it is 250; 60 where it is 200; 65
where it is 150; 70 where it is 100; 75 where
it is 50 which scale it is estimated will be'
within the wants of legitimate consumption.
To further the prompt organization
of this pool, the Secretary is instructed to
call a meeting at Lexington on October 10,
1SS3. Officers elected were : T. J. Megibben,
President; George C. Buchanan, First Vice
President; Chas. L. Mills, Second Vice
President; W. H. Jacobs, Secretary. The
Directors are Geo. W. Swearingen, Thos.
H. Sherley, J. M. Atherton, R. Monarch, J.
Barkhouse.
Governor Knott offers a reward of $250
for the capture of C. W. Carter, who stands
indicted in the Morgan Circuit Court for
the murder of Lester Risner, in Morgan
County; also, a reward of $200 for the capture
of James Morrison aud John Proffety,
who are charged with the murder of Vaughn
Hilton in Montgomery County.
A man named Kelly and Luretta Mungle,
a fascinating widow, whose conduct was
not approved by the good people of
were so notified, and refusing to heed
the warning, were visited by a mob a few
nights ago, who tied them to trees and gave
them an old-fashioned slave whipping, the
lash being laid the heaviest upon the man.
The Court of Appeals hsfs affirmed the
decision of the Harlan Circuit Court in the
case of William Shackelford, convicted of
murder of William G. Howard in Harlan
County, and sentenced to the Penitentiary
for life.
f The relatives of Ellis Craft are making
untiring efforts to get Governor Knott to
reprieve the condemned man until after
Neal's trial. It is claimed that they expect
to prove at Neal's trial, by an old
colored man who was present at the lynching
of George Ellis, that he declared just
before his death that Neal and Craft
were innocent. Also, that a young
lady, who knows something connected
with the tragedy, will be produced
and swear that she was paid to leave,
and that other evidence will be produced
to support the theory that a very
rich man, not named, but suspected of a
guilty interest in the matter, has been
freely spending money to secure the conviction
of the accused, and that the whole
charge against them is the result of the
use of money.
Weekly of tlie Xiouixvillc LcafTo
bacoo 9IrJcet.
The receipts for the week were 440 hogsheads,
against 360 hogsheads last week and
400 hogsheads in the corresponding week of
last year. The market has been practically
featureless this week, except in the sense
of retaining with marked positiveness the
strong tone and advanced prices noticed at
the close of last week. The demand for
both the staple types of dark and colory
tobaccos has exceeded the supply. Even
without the stimulus of crop misadventures
the legitimate wants of the home and foreign
trade would probably hav been large
enough, in the presence of small supplies,
to keep the market in sellers' favor. Of
this relation between supplj and demand
there is as yet no token of modification,
and in the meanwhile there is a certainty
that the year's crop will not bf a full average,
either East or West. Prices
are without quotable changes. It
has been reported that light white frosts
have appeared in portions of the State, but
no damage has been heard from. Probably
at least 73 per cent, of the crop has been
cut. The bright wrapper district of
Virginia is said to have had the additional
misfortune of a severe visitation of hail,
which did much injury in some localities.
We quote full weiglit packages as follows:
Dark and Heavy. Burley.
Trash $5 00 fi 75 S5 00 7 50
Common lugs 5 50 C 25 6 00 9 00
Medium lugs G 00 6 75 7 0010 03
Goodlugs 6 50 7 25 8 0013 00
Common leaf 6 50 7 50 8 005U0 00
Medium leaf, 7 50 8 25 12 0015 00
Good leaf 0 0011 00 20 0024 00
Fine and fancy leaf... 12 0017 00 30 0036 00
Mrs. James Vaughan, of Gentilo
Valley, Idaho, missed her
babe, and her neighbors,
following the tracks of a large bear into
the Bear range of mountains, found the
baby curled up in a bunch of weeds
and grass, in the bushes, sound asleep,
with its little tattered and torn dress
thrown over its head. Close beside the
sleeper was the warm bed of the bear,
which had abandoned its captive on the
approach of the searching party.
Chicaao Journal.
4 -
'Good-bye" in the telephone re-"minds
one of autumn: it is tbte 'yell o
ave."
A Benevolent Man.
'One of the first elements of freedom,"
said Dr. Wayland, "is to be out of
debt," and he often quoted Burns'
lines to express his own view that the
primary use of money was to secure
that freedom:
"Not for to hide in a hedge, -Not
for a train attendant;
But for the glorious privelege
Of being independent."
But Dr. "Wayland also held that a man
should "gather gear" in order that he
might answer the calls of charity.
Almsgiving, he thought, was a duty,
placed by the Great Teacher on a level
with prayer and a holy life.
What he thought, he practiced. Never
wealthy, he gave away, during many
years, more than half of his income. He
was industrious and economical that he
might have money to distribute. "I
must work," he once wrote, "in order
to have something to give away. I havo
been losing by bad investments."
His horror of waste was a part of his
religion. He hated it because it lessened
the means of benevolence. During the
civil war, the advance of prices and the
diminished sale of his books compelled
him to retrench his expenses.
He began not with his charities, as tt
less conscientious man would haye done,
but -with his personal and family expenditures.
He gave up housekeeping and
the pleasures of a home, and boarded
for several months, in order to save
money to give to benevolent objects.
In 1863 a committee was organized in
Providence to solicit donations for the
Rhode Island Hospital. Its members,
knowing that Dr "Wayland's income was
freatly diminished, agreed not to call on
im for a donation.
"Why have you not called on itoe?"
asked the doctor, meeting a of
the committe.
"We did not feel "it right to askyou
to contribute," answered the gentleman.
The doctor insisted upon putting his
name down for a sum which was large,
considering his means, saying as he did
so: "I could not sleep if this thing
were going on and I had done nothing
towards it."
"What could I do? I could not help
myself; he would do it," said the gentleman,
when reminded by his colleagues
of their agreement.
The good man's notions of economy
and plain-living would have seemed
quixotic to one ignorant of the broad
benevolence which prompted them. He
used to say that, in the millennium,
people would manage their households,
and especially their cooking, so as to
secure perfect economy. They would
do this to accumulate money and use
the fund in doing good.
Dr. Wayland's frugality and industry
enabled him to say: "I never had a
bill presented to me twice, nor have I
ever had a note discounted." It caused
others to say: ' 'The cause he knew not ho
sought out, and those he warmed and
fed and clothed, he also made better by
words of sympathy and counsel."
Youth's Companion.
Novel Method of Making I'm Money.
The general and intense thought
which impecunious or restless femininity
has put upon ways and means of
swelling the exchequer has developed
some curious expedients in the monetary
line. Women try unheard of experiments
to make money; and though
often, with pitiable results, the certain
consequences of desperate or ill-timed
measures, quite as often with rare and
radiant success.
One that has grown to be a recognized
business, extensively pursued,
though on the sly, is the practice of
takingvvvomen and children out to ride,
at a price per hour far below anything
the livery stables offer. As this business
is almost exclusively monopolized
by ladies, who toil not, neither do they
spin, so far as the world knows, it has
gained but little publicity. Frequently
advertisements, similar to the following,
appear in the newspapers, but always
signed simply by an initial:
Notice to invalids. A lady will take an invalid
lady or child for a drive in the park, or
elsewhere, as often as desired, for small compensation.
Address Y, 76, etc.
Ever3r issue of such advertisement, in
fair weather, is apt to bring several answers.
To these the female Jehus reply
in person at the modest figure of fifty
cents an hour. Their phaetons are
generally stylish and well kept and their
horses handsome, if not the most manageable
in the world. They array themselves
in modish driving costume, and
rem up in front of the houses designated
in the note of response to the
advertisement, quite as nonchalantly as
though their "fares" were friends of
years' standing. They know nothing of
the person they take out, and their
"fares" know nothing of them. All
women affect the severest propriety in
regard to whom they are seen with in
public. That it is an affectation with
many of them is proven by the readiness
with which they are willing to
drive out with somebody who may be
anything but congenial, or even repu
table, when the chance of earning a little
noney on the sly presents itself.-N. Y.
World.
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The Yerbiage of the; Courts.
"I was in court a few days ago," said
a, time-worn litigant, "when a young
lawyer, arguing before Judge Joseph
Barnard, read from one of the papers in
the case including the usual verbiage.
The Judge suggested a briefer statement
on the point, probably believing, with
the Judge of the Supreme Court v !
anecdote, that Justices may be presumed
to know something of the forms of law.
The young man then stated his point in
plain and condensed English. The idea
then struck me, when would it be possible
to relieve the law of all the flummery
of the verbiage now employed. In actual
proceedings before a magistrate
this verbiage is discarded as absolutely
unnecessary in argument; yet it is religiously
maintained in all matters of
pleading and in all orders, injunctions,
etc., granted by the courts. Half the
delays grow out of this use of verbiage.
Half the quibble, out of which some un-,
scrupulous lawyers make their living,
are based upon this needless use of unnecessary
words." Alawyer who -was
present could give him no encouragement
to look for a speedy reform; on
the contrary, he irreverently said that
fcke verbiage of the law was as necessary
to the existence of the lawyers, as the
flummery of some religions was to the
success of its advocates and ministers.-
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TOPICS OF THE DAT.'
Negotiations are pending for the return
of Barnum's Jumbo to England for-a
professional tour from November until
March.
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The people of the United States ob
tain most of their coffee from Brazil, but
do not send annually $50,000 worth of
products in return.
The Baltimore Oriole did not pay,and
it is thought the benefit to retail business
was at the expense of wholesale
trade end manufacture.
The only white monkey in the United
States is owned in Eoosevelt street, New
York City, and it is so id to have been
artificially bleached.
Medicaii colleges are constantly well
supplied with subjects for dissection
showing that the grave-robbing industry
has not of late been interrupted.
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Since 1793 the Shinnecock Indian settlers
on Long Island have decreased
from 1,000 to less than 150. The
civilizing influences of education, soap
and water is exterminating them.
Thirty or forty negroes are held as
slaves by the Indians in the Florida Everglades.
They are supposed to he the
progeny of runaway slaves who escaped
before or during thecivil war.
A Southern writer thinks that i
course of time, in damp climates, buildings,
furniture, street cars, and other
structures liable to swell, shrink, or
decay, will be made of strong water-proof
paper.
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The tanned skin of the breast of a
French sailor, the piece being twelve
inches square, is on exhibition at San
Diego, Cal. On it, in life, was tattooed
in colors a very ingenious illustration of
the crucifixion.
Mr. Fawcett says that an English
capitalist who may have bought with
tolerable judgment shares in public companies
thirty years ago is probably now
richer than the owner of land purchased
at the same time for Ihe same price.
Duck hunting is in progress in Michigan.
The birds are moderately plentiful
and in excellent condition. The
wholesale price for gray and mallard
ducks is from forty to sixty cents a pair,
and .for teal and wood, smaller birds,
twenty-five to thirty cents.
Careless raifcoad engineers find it
convenient to charge open switch and
collision damages to faulty air-brakes.
It should be made the duty of the engineer
to se3 that the air-brakes
are kept in as good working order as any
other part of his engine machinery.
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Ix noting the fact of native Americans
carrying off nearly all the honors of
the trycycle tournament at Springfield,
Mass., the New York Commercial Advertiser
observes that "the Britishers are
too clumsy and the Frenchmen too
light." Americans must embody the
happy medium.
Cigars are not a bit better or cheaper
than they were before the tai reduction.
Manufacturers and dealers are reaping
the whole benefit. Consumers can expect
no relief until the five, ten and
fifteen cent order of prices is broken up,
and cigars retailed at odd cent prices
between those named.
The Philadelphia JPress states that, on
a low estimate, American pleasure-seekers
in Europe have spent since the 1st of
last May, $G2,531,,000, or a twelfth of the
value of our exports during the last fiscal
year, and one-half more than our so-called
"balance of trade'' during the
past seven months of the present fiscal
year.
A French chemist says the use of
tobacco is injurious to the nervous system,
useful to the digestive apparatus
only for a time, hurtful to the eyes and
baleful to the throat and lungs. He
thinks the passion for the weed is disappearing,
taking for evidence the substitution
of the cigar for the pipe, and
the cigarette for the cigar.
The movement for a new bankrupt
law has again broken out, and it is
thought that a convention to consider
the subject will be held in "Washington
in January. A good bankrupt law may
be needed, but Congress is just as likely
as not to blunder one through that will
smooth the way for men to get rich by
defrauding their creditors.
The Newark Advertiser says: "Formerly
the "Western and Southern people
came East in the summer to buy their
goods for the fall trade, and they were
among the most prodigal supporters of
the watering places;, but, with the
change in the manner of doing business,
with the army of commercial travelers
et loose upon them, they either stay at
home or spend their vacations at nearer
and more convenient localities."
A correspondent of the JSrooklvi
Eagle writes from Amsterdam: "No labor
seems too menial for women in this
country. A.t various points they are
observed carrying heavy burdens on their
backs in hampers, or drawing cumbrous
carts, assisted by a Flemish dog, and
even waving the signal flag at stations.
A few days' travel through the Netherlands
would lead strangers pertinently to
inquire whether men really performed
( any manual labor, judging from thd in
active life led by the typical peasantry
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