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THE NEW-GOLD MINES.
Some Reliable Information About Them. Not so Much of an Kldorado us Claimed.£ J Cole Facts That Eliminate the Boom Element. Much excitement has existed all over the country for the last three months about alleged fabulously rich gold mines discovered in the Cocurd’ Alene mountains. The place is in the Rocky mountains, in northern Idaho, not far from-the line of the Northern Pacific Railway. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has this about it; Prof. J. M. Tierman, ’mineralogist of the Northern Pacific railroad, an old and practical miner, who has just returned from a years’ explora tion of Idaho, Montana and Washing ton mineral regions is stooping at ttie Windsor. A Pioneer Press reporter called upon him last night, more es pecially with the view of obtaining information concerning the Coeur d’ Alene district. Ho says the discov ery has its glittering gold lining, but likewise its stern realities of suffering and privation. The mines are on Pritchard or Eagle creek, in north western Idaho. The creek rises in a little spar of the Rocky mountains, known as the Coeur d’ Alene range The mineral tract of this range is about ifty miles long by fifteen wide. It contains prosf-ects of gold in all the gulches, but rep >rts vary as to its richness. James S. Brisban says gold is found from the grass roots down to bed rock. Prof. Tiernan has directed his attention to quartz instead of pla cer mines. He says, however, that the placer mines will be profitable in that region; said he, “No one posi tively knows anything about the pla cer mining except that prospects have indicated very rich diggings. But you can never tell until they are wo-ked what they will amount to. You may lake a thousand dollars out. of a pot hole to-day, in placer mining, and then work for a month or a year and never get anything. As a general thing, though, where pros pects are as good as in this region, tlie results are more even than in the illustration 1 have used,” Mr. Tiernan said further that there has not been work enough in any gulch to ascertain the amount of ground it will pay to work over. In his quartz explorations lie has found argentiferous galena sulphurets of iron, containing gold and silver, and argentiferous copper as good or belter than shown on the surface in Colo rado, Nevad aor Arizona. The pre vailing metal is silver, but good pay ing quantities of copper, antimony and other metals have been discover ed, The country adjacent to Eagle City is but a very’ small proportion of the mineral belt. Better mining districts are in a belt at least four hundred miles in length—extending north into the Kiiolenia country; southeast, throughout the Bitter Root range, southwest, throughout the whole of the Coeur’d’Alene mines, as far west as the Blue mountains— all of which country is as important, in a mineral point of view, as the place now known as the Coeur d’Alene mines. The mines now causing the excitement are not the most im portaut in the mountains by any means. LIVING AT THE MINKS. Up the gulch, three miles from Pritchard’s. Eagle City has been started, and it is here that the bulk of the nevr population has settled. Provisions are high and meat scarce. Board of any kind is $4 to $5 per day, but as laboring men get $5 perday for work on cabins there is something of a proportion between wages and sub sistence. Flour brings SSO to $75 per barrel. A meal of bacon and bread and coffee cost sl, which is also the price of a night's lodging in a slab bunk with army blankets and no pillows. Lumber is being cut by hand with whips iws. C. W. Barnard is putting up a portable saw mill at Pritchard's, which he expects to have running by April 1, with a capacity of 10.000 feet per day. Mr. Barnard has just come out from the mines to Fort Keogh over anew road from Trout Creek Station. He walked the dis tauce in tnirteeu and a half hours, the tirsl of which was very rough and disagreeable. The trail is thirty five miles long—at present only a track in the snow. There has been graa* ex citement at. Eagle City over the jump ing or “hogging" of claims. Many nien staked out very large claims —it is said twice as large as they should have. The miners met, and a proposi tion to limit claims to 300 feet, was debated with refreshing frontier roughness. By a majority of sixteen the proposition was lost. It was also Proposed that claims of non residents be forfeited. Many men went into ttie regions last fall, staked and mark ed claims, and than went back to civilization to wait for spring before b-ginning active operations. The meeting decided that alter June 1. claims unrepresented may be jumped. Ihe government surveyors will not be able to survey claims and deler • ue what lauds are nou-icneral un to spring. HOW TO GET THERB. There are three routes to the mines. The orgiual discovery route was made by way of Rathdrum, through a deep gorge and b 8 miles of stony moun tains of the most difficult character. Another rculeis from Spokane Falls, almost due east 88 miles, up the Spo *ne River, to which Prichard's creek a tributary. Spokane Falls two years agi hart 250 inhabitants; now it has ver 3 500. The water power is equal t> Minneapolis, and to the south west is a fine farming region, so that it is destined to remain the metropolis of that section. In a year’s time $300,- ' J has been spent for buildings. When ; gold discoveries were announced, the citizens raised 120.000 to put on a line lof six-horse and freight I wagons, which are now, running, i -^ ot satisfied woth that, arrangements are now in progress co build a rail- I road and operate it as a branch of the j Northern Pacific. A delegation is now in NN ashingtou to secure the uec cissary government charters, the territory having as yet no general railroad law, and the legislature not meeting until 18S5. The route from Spokane Falls lies along Coeur d’ Alene lake, which is described as a beautiful sheet of water, 40 miles m length, with scenery to rival Switzer land. The water is very deep, and lull of gainey trout. A government steamer has been running on the lake for three years, towing hay and other freights, and when this steamer make trips passengers are carried. But regu lar trips are not made, and the boat j cannot be depended upon as a method 1 of transportation. Anew steamer is j being built, however, and is to be put on the lake as part of the trip in the \ summer, and will land passengers at j Mission City, within 16 miles of E-gle City. The tlurd route is by Trout creek, from Belknap, over which Mr. Barnard came, us noted above. The trail runs seventeen miles up the mountain and then thirteen down the other side, there being only five or six miles of level road. A fourth trail is being cut from Belknap. EAGLE CITY AND COEUR D ALENE. Eagle City, according to all ac counts, is putting on municipal airs already, having a mayor, justice, clerk, marshal, and mine recorder. There are sixty log houses, and more going up daily; eight or teu stores and as many’ saloons, a doctor, law’- yer, and nearly all the trades. Ac cording to all accounts there are more people in the pi <ce than can be com fortably fed the winter through. Much difficulty was experienced m clearing trails, parties on some of the routes being obl ged to shovel their way through twenty feet of snow. One miner was frozen to death in the path from Trout Creek before it was com pleted. The name Coeur d’Alene is of French origin. It means “Heart of an Owl.” It was given to a tribe of Indians by a French trapper, be cause of their unusually obdurate character, refusing all proffers of friendship. Though tho rigors of a northwestern winter aro very severe, the excitement is such that old min ers are braving any’ and all danger and exposure for the sake of being on the ground with the first thaw of spring. If the mines prove equal to expecta tion there will be plenty of tune to get good claims after that fact becomes fully established, and no one in “the states” need get the gold fever in the height of winter in order to get the gold itself. Prof. Tiernan is prepar ing a cabinet of specimens, which will be left on exhibition in the city ticket office of the Northern Pacific railroad, 323 Jackson street. About 1,500 pounds of specimens are available. A similar cabinet has been placed in New Y'ork and another will be pat up in Chicago. Prof. Tiernan has put a collection in St. Paul. The ores placed in the cabinet now will be sim ply a nucleus. Valuable additions will be made from lime to time. His (> Hiding Star. Brooklyn EagUv A couple of Hoosier siatsemen were traveling from Chicago to Washing ton, with Senator Logan. The latter occupied a seat by himself and was engaged in reading a magazine. His companions seated immediately be hind him were discussing the rules of whist. They got into a heated argu ment over , the rule that requires a player, when in doubt, to lead the trumps. After talkingseveral minutes, one of them appealed to the Senator: “General,” he said, “when you are in doubt what do you do?” Logan, half turning his swarthy face toward his questioners,[answered in a cool, matter of fact way: “Consult Mrs. Logan.” Her Share of the Work. Philadelphia Call. “Is your sister at home?” asked a St. Louis young gentlemen of the lit tle brother who answered the bell. “Yes, she’s home.” said the hoy; “we’re goin’ to have cocoanut flies for dinner to-morrow, and she's out in the kitchen helpin’ mother make ’em.” “Indeed,” replied the young man, evidently very much pleased, “and what part of the pie does your sister make?" “She cracks the cocoanuts with her teeth.” Attending to Business. Philadelphia Call. “My dear.” implored a husband, “will you be kind enough to sew some buttons on my overcoat? They are nearly off ’ “I am very sorry," replied his wife, with a look of real regret, as she fasten ed ner bonnet on, “hut the heathens are suffering and I haven’t a mo ment's time to spare. I am late for the sewing society as it is.” Just About Correct, Henry. Peck's Sun. Henry Ward Beecher says all the prayers that are uttered in this world for our enemies—those who hale us — “woulJn’t take up the top of the page in the angel’s record book.” That's about the size of it, “I will prey on my enemies" is the worlldy individ ual's disposition. Probably the ouly persons in this country who attended Napoleons funeral at St. Helena are two men now living within 100 miles of each other, in Michigan —Francis Martin, of Detroit, and \\ illiam J. Palmer, of Battle [Creek. Pal mer was a British soldier on duty there, and supposes himself to be the sole survivor of the party. He is now eighty-four years old, and quite deaf, but has his memory unimpaired. Martin happened to visit the island with his uncle, who com rnanded a ship, a few hours after Na poleon died, and, as a gale blew the vessel out to sea while they were on shore, both were compelled to stay until after the funeral. TTEBS OF C'IRCL’MSTANCE. Cnrln Caira In whlrli lmimili nllal Kaldmer Hbi Plain) an Impor tant Part— Kornaucoa of Innoronl Ulan Who Harr llrrn rn*lrlr<] of PlT*lrrloia> t rlnar*— Th nal !(•- markable <"•• of lrrnniatanlial Krldanralu tha British i mini. To show that ’‘truth is stronger than fiction," the following incident is given, an I claimed by a legal writer ; on the subject to be fully authentic*- i led. It occurred in an English coast town, in the latter part of the seven teenth oenturv. Two brothers were lodging at an inn in the town. They had come into possession of some property, concerning the disposition or division of which they could not agree and had frequent quarrels. One night they had been drinking hard, and had become so quarrelsome that friends were obliged to interfere to prevant a fight. At last they were quieted and retired without further disturbance. They slept in a douole bedstead room. In the ftrstgray dawn of the morning one of the brothers was awakened by a violent attack of bleeding at the nose. Arising and partially dressing himself, he walked out to the seashore. Here he was so unfortunate as to surprise a baud ot smugglers in the act of secreting a boatload of brandy casks, wuo made him their prisoner. Not wanting to kill him, and not daring to let him go back to the town, lest he might betray them to tho excise officers, they car ried him off to their ship, without the harbor, and took him with them to •he Barbadoes. Meanwhile, the other brother had been aroused by the hor ' ror-stricken inmates of the tavern who found him asleep, his brother's bed being empty and the pillow drenched with blood. The trail of blood spots was followed to the sea shore, and the conclusion was inevit able that the one brother had murder ed tho other during the night, and had dragged the dead body out and thrown it into the sea. The supposed murderer was tried, condemned, and hanged on the strength of the testi mony of facts against him. Happily for him he had a most Hr VOTED AN D LOVING SWEETHEART, who had not only made every effort to secure his release, and to console him when his death had become cer tain, but had hired a servant to cut down his lifeless body as soon as pos sible, and bring it to her that she might see it decently buried. What was their astonishment to find when about to place this poor victim of circumstances in his coffin that he was not quite dead. Medical aid was summoned, the man revived. Then, as there was great danger that the law would seize upon him again if the fact of his resuscitation were known, he was hastily wedded to his devoted lady love, and the pair took passage that night for the West In dies. Landing at the Barbadoes the first person the man met vras the brother for whoso murder he had so recently been tried and convicted by the law. In this case the law overlooked oie important principle, strenuously in sisted upon by later authorities, which was, to secure proof that a murder had been committed. Sir Matthew Hale declared that he would never convict any person of murder or man slaughter unless the body of the mur dered one had been found. This necessary evidence of the actual com mission of the crime was wanting in the conviction and execution, in 1690, at Catnpdeo, Eng, of John and Richard Perry, and their mother, Joan Perry, for the supposed murder of William Hanson, who, two years later, reappeared in the village, alive and well. In this case justice was doubly confused by the fact that John Perry, through some strange motive of hatred, swore that his mother and brother had committed the murder, and that he nad simply been accessory to the act. As he told while in prison other undoubtedly false stories, it was charitably judged later that the man was mad. But ibis judgment was not arrived at soon enough to save him or hi# unfortunate relatives from the gallows. Another instance wherein the full penalty of the law exacted for A CRIME THAT HAD NEVER OCCURRED was detailed, wo are told, by Sir Mat thew Hale as having come within his personal knowledge. A gentleman of somewhat hasty temper had a niece placed under his guardianship, who proved a most willful and in traclible charge. At one time, being incensed against her for someactof waywardness, he punished her, and she was heard to cry loudly. ‘‘Don’t kill me, uncle, don't kill me!” A few hours later the child had disappeared, and suspicion of murder was turned against the uncle, who was her heir at-law to considerable property. The excitement increasing, he went in search of the child, but not finding her where he expected, he was induc ed by fear to bring another child of similar complexion and appearance, and pass her off as the missing girl. The deception proved a fatal one. The gentleman was arrested, tried, convicted and hanged. Six years later the niece reappeared, having taken refuge from her uncle's stern rule, w-th some friends of her par ents. An eminent lawyer gave as his opinion that if undue importance at tached to circumstantial evidence had been the means of punishing some in nocent persons, it had far oftener al lowed the guilty to escape the jast punishment of their deeds Thus in he instance of the trial of O-oldsbor ough, in England, some thirty years ago, for the murder of William Hunt ley, it is thought that a 100 rigid re striction of the jury's consideration to immediate circumstances was the ac quittal of a man presumutively guilty of a horrible crime. William Hunt ley had disappeared; on© of the last persons seea with him had been Gk>ldsbor#ugh. Huntley had just come into possession of considerable uionev, and had previously announc ed his intaution of hurrying off to America, before be should be obliged ■o pay some debts that he owed. Goldsborough told half a dozen con flnting storm .about Hunthysd part ure, and was seen to have a number of articles, clothes, two watches, and other things of Huntley’s in his pos session, and made no effort to conceal them, but said tfiat Huntlev, going to America, had left them m his charge. What was STILL MORB RKMARKADLI, from having bsen a very poor man hs seemed to have become quite well to do, and spent money lavishly. When the village, folk asked him “What have you done to Huntley t" he a) ways looked embarrassed, but sometimes said, “Oh, you will see him again if you will only wait long enough.” As it was not known whether Huntley was really d* and, no action was taken againt the other, and very little search was made for the missing ian. G >lds boruugh soon after left this village, and going to another some distance off settled there under an assumed name. Eleven years later a skeleton supposed to be that of Wm. Huntley was found buried under a bank near the spot where he was last seen. The important point of verification was a very peculiar projecting side tooth, which all who saw it recognised as belonging to the missing Huntley. Upon exposure to the air the teeth of the skeleton fell out, and this peculiar tooth was, strangely enough, lost or Riohn Ooldsborough was now ap pretended and had a long trial. He had able counsel, who made the most of the element of doubt iu the matter and the jury overlooking the strong element of probability in the evidence against the prisoner, acquitted him. But the general impression of his guilt remained, and the account of liis trial inclines the reader to believe that the general impression was prob ably correct. T*he law holds a man to be innocent until he is proved guilty; public opinion, being more swayed by out side influences, circumstances, and chances than the law, is seldom so merciful. But it is a very unfortanate thing whan public opinion dries viol generally concur in the decisions of a court of justice. It is often said that it were belter that ninety-nine guilty men should escape punishment than that one innocent man should suffer. Now this sentiment cannot be founded on humane considerations purely,else it might be justly regarded us a very weak sentiment indeed. In a world where the innocent have been suffer ing for the guilty for nearly six thousand years, it might well deques tinned whether it would not be far bel ter for one innocent man to suffer and die, if need be, rather than inflict on society the injury caused by ninety nine criminals at large, especially as these criminals would be very likely to cut off in their prime a hundred or so of innocent victims. But THE POINT OF TUB BAYING is this: Thougt it is unfortunate that crime must sometimes go unpunished, j it is more unfortunate if a wrong de j cision lake tbe life of the innocent, 1 and thus seriously shake public con fidence in the just administration of courts. For this reason the convict ion'of Eliz her execution, July 2G, 1815, were peculiarly unfor tunate. Not that she can be instanc ed as one of the unquestionably in no cent victims of judicial erroi. No. I the case was doubtful, and the doapt involved in it has never been cleared up. She was a young servant girl, charged with an attempt to poison the family in which she was employed That they had been poijoiud by some dumplings which they had eaten was unquestioned. Some remains of the dumplings analysed were found to contain a large proportion of arsenic The flour from which they had been made, sad the yeast used, were both examined, and ware found to contain nothing deleterious. A paper of arsenic bought to kill rats has disau pea red. The evidence against .he ac cused was entirely circumstantial the poison was found in the food, she alone prepared it, and, though the mo live for the wicked deed, a quarrel with her mistress, was apparently in sufficient, she was adjudged guilty and put to death. Much public ex oitement prevailed. The girl asserted her innocence to the last. Her body was handed over to her parents, who had it on exhibition for four days,and crowds of persons flocked to see it, the most of them giving the parents a fee. out ef sympathy. She w>s buri ed publicly July 30, a procession of over 10,000 persons followed her to the grave. Now, such illustrious lawyers as Sir Samuel Bomilly and Curran believed firmly in this girl’s innocence, and her case is usually classed with the wronged victims of circumstantial evidence, and yet, we say, this is by no means clear. The firl had a long trial; she was defended y able counsel. The case was before an able and upright judge. THE RKAHON WHY OONTIOTION RESULT ID. was because the circumstances admit ted but one conclusion, and no hypo thesis was brought forward that could in the least make room for another. Neither the girl nor tbe lawyer could suggest any means by which the poison could gel into the dumplings without tbe girl's action or conni vance. We are sorry to say that the asser- | rations of innocence aoaflen made by i prisoners and persisted in to the very scaffold, do not make as much in pression on the legal or judicial mind as they do in the minds of the popu- > lace. The natural impulse of the in experienced and unsuspecting mind is to believe all that is told to it. But ex perience in connection with human testimony shows that it is very prune to be fallible. The lawyer's experience renders his habits of doubting and questioning all statements a second nature to him An eminent judge once declared that he had never known an assertion made by a convicted prisoner to prove to be the truth. This is a very extreme statement and not borne out by facts. For instance, the case of Leßrun, which we shall briefly cite, as it is ! one of the most painful cases on re cord of a judicial blunder catued by circumstantial evidence It occurred in Paris in 1689. leßrun was the steward of a wealthy lady. The lady was murdered in her bed one Sunday right, and the steward was arrested lon the charge of committing the crime None of the locks in the house were forced, and the supposition seem ed to be, if it was not Leßrun, who was it? A nightcap found on the floor of the room filled the steward's head; in his possession was found a duplicate kev of the lady's room, which he said he had had made at her order. All this seems but slight evi dence, but it was enough in those cruel old days to suggest the rack as a means of arriving .a the whole truth. Tiie man was therefore put on tin. rack and tortured so severely that hu died in a few hours. A few months afterward a man was arrest**! in one of the provinces with property believ ed to be stolen. On examination he proved to have some articles belong mg to the murdered lady. Being put to the ruck he #>ld the whole story of his crime. How he had entered the house and hidden himself iu the attic. Coming down Sunday after noon he hid himself under the lady’s bed, and so killed her during the even ing. A Fox’s Scheme. Portland Ar^us. Early in the moraing of the 3d ul timo, a valuable hound owned by Samuel Ward well, of Oxford, struck the hot trail of a fox. Mr. Wardwell recently refused to take $lOO for this hound. Toward noon, after a long, hard chace, the fox and hound were seen running along the railroad track near Ml. Rocky church. The rumble of a coming train was heard. As soon as the locomotive swung round the curve, the fox seemed to give out. “The poor fox,” said the engineer, “could hardly drag one leg after the other. It staggered along a few yards and then fell all all in a heap, quiver ing as if in the agonies of death. Housed to one last despairing eiVort by the nearing cries of the hound, it rose to its feet, staggered wildly, and fell all in a heap right in front of the engine. The dog was about to grab it, when suddenly the fox gave a tremendous jump, passing over one corner of the cowcatcher out of dan ger. The unwary hound was caught and ground to pieces beneath the wheels of the on rushing train.” “That darned fox,"added the fireman actually looked round and grinned as the tram passed him.” Turn the fox trolieLi away, evidently seeking for another $lOO Hound to decoy beneath Hie death wheels. Fulfilling a I‘rophecj. Washington B|*clftl. It will be eil that when the verdict in the (luiteau cas was announced, the prisoner leaped from his chair and shouted, “God will pun ish you f tr this," and then pronounc ed a prophecy of vengeance upon hi* prosecutors, their witnesses and the jury. It is a singular, if not asigmli cant fact, that a good many people connected with that case have since been the victims of misfortune. Cork hill, the district attorney, has lost his office and is looking for something to do. oic of Ins associate counsel took to drinking soon after the trial and is now a common drunkard. Two of the jurymen are dead, two more have failed in business and another is hope lesslv insane. Three of the medical experts who testified as to his sanity are dead and a fourth has become in sane, and now it is announced that J. W. Tilden, the chemist who discover ed the poison in the bouquet Mrs. Bcoville sent to her brother on the ■ lorning of the execution, has gone crazy and been committed to the gov erutneulasylurn for treatment. “John Hullah is dead," says Lon don Truth, “a who has perhaps, done more than any one man in Eng land for the diffusion of a sound musi cal taste throughout the country. He had the good fortune to associate him self early with statesmen and educa tienal reformers, and so placed his rnusicial system on a firm foundation. He was a kindly, genial man, of wide reading, pleasant in conversation, and tireless in work. His indomit able will overcame all difficulties, and his popular faculties and winning address accomplished the supp >se impossible task of organizing tbe mass** for musical purposes, and, to a great extent, of actually creating a national ear for music. Although obliged to retire from his Government duties for sometime before bis death, John 11 ullau may be said to have dropped in harness: for, as long as there was any work in him, his coun try had it. Tbe world has lost a great teacher and an estimable man, and 1 have lost a good old friend.” Tight Trousers to Vanish. From the New York Sun. “Tight trwusers will not be fashion able Ibis spring,” a tailor said jester [tiay. “In fact, comparatively wide I trousers will be tbe extreme style. Those most worn will be neither very tight nor very wide. Frock coats will have a good run and fourand live but ton cutaway coats will t>e worn. The cutaway will not he so pronounced as it has been, and will only show one waistcoat button. All tbe coats, even to sacks, are curved into the figure, and will fit snugly. Top coats also will be cut to show off the figure. Fr suits: checks and slripes seem to be favored, and diagonals will be pul into lop coats. Noros and Ninderman, the heroic sailors wf the Jeannette expedition, al though notin actual want,have receiv ed slight recompenses for their labors' and sufferings. They have received their discharge from naval service with one y ear’s extra pay, but Ninder man is still employed aline Brooklyn navv yard, while Noros is selling Mrs. De Ling's edition of her husband's journal throughout tbe New England Stales. Pochahontas is to have a monument in Jamestown, Va. CH.EAMKftS. Miss Carrie Kilgore ha* again been denied admission to the bar at Phila delphia. Twoßt Louis street ear conductors hare been arrested for “mashing” yeung girls. A Niagra Falls undertaker has em balmed an unclaimed body and shows it as a sample. It turned out that George Holt, a Newport, R, 1., official, had four wives, and he left town suddenly. Ten storm windows on the New York capitol at Albany, cost $1,141, and an investigation will follow. Francois Lambert, a blind New York beggar, said to be worth $3O, 000, has been sent to Blackwell's Is land as a vagrant. Ninety-one wills deposited in the Berlin royal court fifty years ago are still lying there unopensd and with out claimants. Raster Sunday and the new spring bonnet will be hen' April 13. Ex Senator Simon Cameron cele hrafed on Saturday in Florida his 85th birthday. Denis Kearney, the broken down agitator, is now running an employ ment bureau in San Francisco. Tha poet Longfellow's daughters are receiving considerable social at tention in England. They will return to this country in the summer. The Russian Minister and Mine. De Suruve, in Washington, gave a break fast party yesterday, in honor of Miss Ellen Terry, the aciress. Qeorge L. Lorillard, the famous American turfman, has decided to re tire, and his training stables and stock at Islip, L 1., are to be sold. 11l health prompted this unexpected step. The President gave a state dinner last evening to a party of Senators sod Representatives and their wives. The table was laid with fifty four covers Among the guests were Sena tor aud Mrs. Sherman. Mr. Michael Lawyer, the father in law of the Hon 11. C. Hurchard, the Director of the Unitec IJSlates Mint, died ot Freeport, 111., aged 72. He had been a resident of Freeport for thirty eight years. The wife and daughter of ex Sena lor Reuben E. Fenton, of New York, are spending a few days in Washing ton on their way to Florida. Gen. Longstreet stands (! feet 2 inches high and weighs over 200, hut he is aging very fast, his hair is white, his eyes are dim and his hear ing hard. Joaquin Miller, it is said, makes $lOO a week by writing one New York letter and manifolding it to ten differ ent newspapers. If that is true, it beats the “patent inside" business all hollow. Gen. Grant has not been much of a reader, lie has books in plenty, but they were rarely opened. Since bis injury he has bad an opportunity to gel acquainted with his library, and he may yet become a literary fol low. Clinton J. Warren, a Chicago ar ciiitect, has arrived at Las Vegas, N. M , with plans for the new Montezumo Hotel at the HolSprings, whicu will be built at once by the Atchison, To p*ku and Santa Fe Road, to take Hie place of the one which was recently burned. The senate committee nn foreign re lations has reported .adversely on the resolution to pay the widow of Gener al Jesse 11. Moore, of Illinois, Ins sal ary as consul at Callao for the re mainder of the ollicial year, on the ground that there is no precedent for such a gift, hour logs, three arms and two heads were broken between Twenty third and Fiftieth streets, New York, Fri day night hy icy sidewalks. Boston is going to displace electric street lights with gas. Her JHI elec tric lights cost her last year, $83,749, while 11,f>23 g.us lamps cost only $330,- 381. Lucy Shepherd, of Rock Hill, N, .1., six months ago lost an elegant dia mond ear-ring. At her funeral the other day it was found in a roast chicken. The venerable Rev. Mr. I)avul Winters, of Dayton, Ohio, recently married his l/JkOlh couple, and after the ceremony wished the bride as much happiness as had been the lot of her good father and not less estimable grandfather, at whose wedding he had had the pleasure of officiating. Major Williams, of Georgia. N. Y. Herald. “Major Williams, quite recently from Georgia, sah,” was how an in dignant colored gentleman described himself when brought up to plead in the Tombs police court. The com plaint was the driver of a Bleeker street car, who charged the “Major” with acting very disorderly when re quested to nay his fare. The driver said he told trie “Major” to put his money in the box, and when he tried to make him tbs Major resisted so strenuously that it was necessary to call a policeman. The Major said “Dis yer gen man behave powerful bad, yer Honnah. I mounted the cab and sat fob a long time wid dis yere 5 cents in my hand —(so illustrating). Nobody came for to take it. Den dig vn drivah ope de doah and say: ‘You blink blank, put de money in de box.’ 1 reckoned h/ cab was free, for I see no bor, and I put de 5 cents in my pouch. Den de drivah he stop de cab, he grab holt of me, sah, and we fuss ed till dis yergenman come’long, and ,heah we is.” The Major was promptly discharg ed, the Court remarking, “All rail ways ought to put a conductoron their curs." Judge Dyknian, of White Plains, N. Y., would not cater to the morbid curiosity of 500 people who gathered to hear him pass sentence of death on a prisoner, aud ordered kitu returned to liiscell.