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BY THE NIGHT PEOWLEE3 HUEIr IH G STOUES AT HOUSES, SOAR ING THE SERVANTS. And Making tlie Niglit liklecus When Will it End? Sev eral Arrests. Nocturnal outrages have become too common to excite much comment or surprise. The r I'i .is continue to naint the town red 1 iheir own pe -culiar anddubolical way. It ii the same old story the room of a servant-girl or cook entered a a late hour of the night, a pistol or razor presented, screams, . threats of killing, more screams, the master of the house aroused in time to see the ruilian run away, and prolonged screams. It is certainly a singular circum stance that r ot a single one of thesa brutes has been harmed. The States man has time and again spoken of the necessity of keeping hrearms, in order to give them a warm reception, and yet, night after night, they keep up their attacks on the serving women, with the utmost impunity. Their luck in escaping, so far, has not been the result of any lack of reckless ness. At 4 o'clock, yesterday morning, the i-esideoce of Mr It. W. Finlay, who lives j -..-;t north of the Governor's Mansoi , was invaded by a big black IlIIow, who went to tne room occupied by the cook, and demanded to be let in. Mr. Fmlay's room looked out on the servant's apartment, and being awakened by the noise he went to the window where he had a fair viaw of the intru der, as the moon cast a bright light over every thing outside. lie yelled at the fellow to leave. He should have poured some lead into him, but unluck ily had no gun. The gentleman sought his bed. but was not long afterwards aroused a second time by the outcries of the cook. The audacious scoundrel had come back a second time, and tried to effect an entrance. Tn ROWING STONES. At Mr. Donnan's, residence on Lavacca street, not far f rom Mr. Finlay's. a huge stone was hurled at the kitchen window shattering the sash and smashing the glass to atoms. A big white hat wa3 picked up in the adjacent alley next morning. . The next episode was at the house of Mr. J. M. Brackenridge, at 4U5 "West Mesquite. This gentleman was awakened by a noise in the yard, and, looking out, uaw his cook, an elderly colored wom an, engaged in a struggle with a burly negro. The woman was clinging to him with desperation, but at some noise made by Mr. Brackenridge. he freed himself from her grasp and fled, leaving his coat m tne hands or tne cook. A rusty black hat was also picked up near tha scene of the strug gle, in the coat were z.ao in money, a knife, drink check and sev eral other articles. This feP low also came back and instituted a vigerous bombardment, both of the room of the woman and of the main house, with rocks. The cook said the fellow had got into her room, demand ed nv i - y, and threatened to kill her, whtu i .e jumped up caught hold of him. . SOME SHOOTING. ' Many people must have been arous ed between one and two o'clock by a rapid discharge of fire arms on Itio Grande street, near its intersection with Fecan. This time it wa3 at the residence of Mr. J. II. Uobinson. Some outhouses occupied by colored wo men were visited, window panes bro ken in, and the inmates frightened nearly to death. Their screams aroused the " family. Mr. James D. Sheeks fired a couple. of time3 at the retreating form of a man, and "lied," a hackman who lived near by emptied his pistol at another one. Neither of- the shots took eifei t. Mr. Sheeks thinks the man fired bai-'k once as he ran off. The home of Mr. Lawrence, on West Mulberry, did ujt escape the gang, but here again the intruder gotott, Several other places shared a similar experience., but it is monotonous to recount them all. ! " ARRESTED. It will be remembered that & couple of hats, a coat and its contents were found on the premises of Mr. Brackenndge. The contents were identified and claimed by Dock Tobin. a colored barkeeper of the First Ward, yesterday. The white hat also belonged to him. The things had been stolen from his house. Later in the day. Sergeant Chenne ville arrested two negroes, Andrew Jackson and Henry Wallace; suspl cion pointid to them in connection with the performances of the pre vious night. Charges of vagrancy were prel erred against both, it is thought that while they may have had something to do in the deviltry, that the main perpetrator Is still at large. In the mean time, the advice is again-proffered to everybody: Keep loaded firearms where they can be got at handily U razor, he threatened to Lilj her if buc screamed. Just at this time two other colored women came in the yard and seeing the open door called to.the woman inside. This scared the fellow who rushf d out past the women mak ing vicious cuts at thtin with his razor ; as he went by. His strange appear ante caused them to cry out and the noise awoke Mr. Orlando Caldwell, who lived in an adjoining house. He sua ched up a pistol and rnunicg out into the yard saw a negro man trying todivtst himself of a woman's dress, and was actually cultiug iff the sleeves with the same instrument that he threatened to use on the woman, Mr. Caldwell took deliberate aim, but his pistol missed fire he had forgot ten to loud it. The rascal then leaped over a fence into an alley and disap peared. The mutilated garment was found next morning with blood stains on it, which suggested that its wearer had cut h mself in trying to cut off his unaccustomed attire. AltO UNO AUaTlM. Get the agun.ob! serving girl. And keep it b thy bei. Take aim up n the rullan And fill him full of ieial. Messrs. Tip-, Searcy and Dibbrell have reeemd their commissions as Penitentiary Commissioners. The flowers in the Capitol grounds are daily plucked by childish hands with as much confidence as if they grew at home. Mr. F. DeCordova has been appoint ed temporary admioistiator of the estate of F. Everett, dt ceased, with a bond of 810,000. When it comes to lading the air with perfume, one Austin pole-cat can offset the fragrance of half a dozen flower gardens. Abe Fear 3on (colored) was pent to the penitentiary for two years for burglary and not rape. He will be tried for tne latter offence later on. fctono on another, dug canila through its ruins to burry it undtr water, "and, as he says in his annate, overthrew it evtn more than wes done by the Deluge." Delitzsch's reconstruction has been tffected by means of the three mighty heap of ruins "recently investigated by tne eminent English archaeologist Hormuzu Kssam," with thf aid of the cuneiform litera ture and the accounts of the Greek writers. Do Advice to Mothers. jur3. "Wins low's Soothing i-yrup should always be used when children are cutting teeth. Ic relieves the little sufferer at once; it products natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from para, and the little cherub awakes as "bright ns a button." It is very pleasant to taste. It sooths the child, 3oftens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels, and is the best known remedy for diarrhaia, whether arising from teething or other causes. Twenty live cents a bottle. The matter of appointing a financial agent to look after the claims of Texas elements. The difficulty ot against the United States Government bining with the combustible tor frontier defence wnl hKely be postponed till the accounts are pre paid. A darkey named Samnson and a white man named Nessick, got into a rough and tumble fight in a West Fe- ; Gan street store, near the postoffice I last night. A policeman arrested both j and "vanked" them to the cooler. i A lady dwelling in the Eastern sub- j urb3 Remarkable Invention Hi at 'Will Away With the Use of Coal. Cincinnati Enquirer. During the past few days there has beea on exhibition in this city a re markable device that is destined to c.uise a revolution in the matter of fuel, and if a.s successful as it now promises to b?, will do away with wood and coal for heating purposes. It has long been known that water contains great elements of combus tion, and it has been the study of in ventors tor years t utilize tnese com-ele- meLt or the water the car bon which is wanting, and which is esenti:il to combustion, has never been overcome until r. cently, when by D. E. Uangp, an inventor of Bos ton, was fortunate enough to make the discovery . His contrivance is an inexpensive one, andean be placed in any stove, HEW3Y XOTfSS From the State Departments-Charter Ocpoeit f apitol Syndicate A ur inal Prln-ipa'a, lite., Etc. Thy Treasury receipts yesterday were $26,000. Chartered: The Queen City Lum ber Company of Cass County. The laws of the K ineteenth Legisla ture are ready for sale and distribution. They comprise 173 pges, and will be sent by mail for 30 cents per copy. The Capitol Syndicate has received to date 448,000 acres of lands as in stallments. They are buying large numbers of cattle, and will enclose lands with wire fences at an earlv date. Lieutenant Governor Gibbs drew S91 on leaving for his home, that being the amount of his salary while acting Governor. The Auditorial Board is somewhat divided as to the necessity, of appoint ing an agent to be sent to Washington (jity i or trie purpose or collecting tne indemnity due the State for frontier protection. One of the Board thinks all that is necessary is to have the accounts taken to the National capital and presented, which might be done by some member of the Board with no other cost than trans portation. The pay is 33,000 and one-half of one per cent, and all the money collected. Senator Fope. oi Marshall, Hon. A. M. Taylor, of Red River County, and Hon. Columbus Upson are candidates for the place. with the chances,' it is said, in favor of Upson. lhe following charters have been filed with the Secretary of State: Sons and Daughters of Moses, a society organised at La Grange; McCulloch County Land and Cattle Company, with a capital of S250.000: Williams Cemetery Company of Collin County. -tv j.cw ujd ogu me list oi princi pals and some of the towns selected for holding the Normal Schools were given. The following gives both as lately pertected: "WHITE PRINCIPALS. J. R. Cole, Orange: J. N. Gallagher. Henderson; Mrs. Willie D. House, Hallville; F. M. Johnson, Danger field; J.E. McGuire,SulDhur Springs; js. li. bmitn, Tyler; N. T. Burkes, Will's Point; Mrs. Tom Sligh. Crock ett; G. S. Storrs, Trinity; J. R. Dean, Galveeton; Mrs. N. C. Breeding, Weimer; W. II. Russell. Bren- bam; E. P. Deckard, Gidd ings; J. E. Dow, Rockdale; j. T. nana, uorsicana: li. stanberrv. Terrell; John Collier. Denton: J.M. Carlisle, Sherman; u A.Bryant, St. Jce; Mrs. Ed. S. F. Warren, Weather ford: T. G. Harris. Cleburne: J. E- Rodgers, Waco; Smith Ragsdale, Georgetown; W. C. Rote, San Marcos; G. M. Lasseter, Legarto; H. C. Prit chell, Uvalde; A. C. Carnes, San An gelo; Isaac Gillespie, Albany; P. V. Fenny backer, Meridian: A. H Wilson, Dodge City. colored principals. J. II. Carnes, Montgomery: L. C. Anderson, Calyert; ChamDion War ring, Marshall; O. J. Anderson, Jef ferson; J. M. Terrell. Sherman: J. R. Stokes, Waxahachie; F. H. Mabson, Richmond; W. T. Fnilips, Luling; S. II. Smithers, Martin; W. L. Gordon, Austin. range or heater, it consists of four of Austin was astonished on smit!1 Pf eaLQ connected oy smaiier 1.1-rino. tn v.or w 7-on flh miiirino- ! pipes, xneae pipes are cauea tne tiite the other day, to see a huge black burner, . . J . ... .. la 'j cm snaKe sucKing tne teats or ner iavonte Jeisey cow. On her approach, the reptile glided off and has not been seen since. A summary of the mail matter de livered and collected by the carriers of the Austin post ofiice for the month of April is as follows: Delivered registered letters, 156; mail letters, 47,117; mail postal cards, 7,698; local letters, 1,565; local postal cards, 2,404; newspapers, etc., 37,052. Collected letters, 26,868; postal cards, 5,010; newspapers, 3,343; drop letters, 675. The Missouri Pacific and Interna tional Railroad Companies nave set apart a room in their immigration of fice, in this city, for the purpose of ex hibiting the products of this State. Any person having minerals, grain, fruits, vegetables or other natural ex hibits, by sending the same to Major J. C. Lewis, the genial immigration agent of the above roads, will have them placed to. good advantage and shown to prospecting parties who come here with a view to locat ing in Texas. A poor, dejected-looking woman, ap parently about twenty years old, sat on the Court-house steps. She was in a delicate situation, and without money or friends. She told a gentle man that she lived near Taylor, in Williamson County, and that her step father was the author of her shame. She wanted to go home, she said, to confess everything, and a few gentlemen taking pit on her wretch ed condition, helped her to leave Aus tin. If her story is true, the heart less wretch who ruined her should be invited to leave the country. Poor Mamie Madden, the unfort unate woman who has been spoken of more than once in these columns, has laid down her burden at last. By her death three little children are left ut terly alone in the world. The oldest is a boy of three, and the others twins a boy and a girl, not over two weeks old. Mamie Madden was a woman of refined looks and apparent ly had seen better days. Perhaps some childless couple might see fit to adopt one or more of these little or- pnans. lney can be round in tne im mediate vicinity or the city hospital. It is believed on good grounds, that the negro man who entered Mr. Cal laway's house the other night and threatened the life of his cook, with a, razor, is an insane negro called "Old John." lie was put in the asylum some time ago on account of similar exhibitions of lunacy, but wa3 dis charged not long ago. It is also thought that he had a hand in the outrageous attacks made a few weeks ago. There are certain circumstances that go to confirm the correctness of this theory. But, sane or insane, be fore long the killing of some cf these prowlers is an affair quite likely to be chronicled. In one corner of the room is a small tank which contains two compartments, one side filled wiih water, and the other (the smaller sid-;) with oil. This tank is connect ed with the stoye or range by means of small lead pipes The water is car ried into one pipe of the burner, where, when THE FIRE IS LIGHTED, steam is generated and conducted in to another pit e, where the steam is superheated and divided into its gases oxygen ar.a hydrogen. The hydrogen is carbureted by the oi., which enters at tne rate ot forty drops per minute through one pipe of the burner, and the resulting gas (hydro carbon) is conduced through the hot pipes of the burner to a j.oint under neath, where it escapes and burns. I he apparatus is perfectly simple. and can be handled by any person.and the fire being led automatically, it is under as perfect control as a gas jet, and can be lighted 'or put out in stantaneously, it needs no wood or anything else to start the fire, and then there is no dust, ashes or anjr thing of the sort to clean up after ward. Another great point m favor of this apparatus is that the oxygen needed for combustion is furnished by the water and not from the air in the room, the fire being entirely indepen dent of draughts. This does not de prive the air in a room of its vital element and render it unfit to breathe. The invention is a great one, and is destined to attract much attention. AT IT AGAIN. The Rnfflans Benew Their Devilish. Weeds Sew Outrages. ' It was honed that Austin would eiiiov a long cessation from th ruf fianism that prevailed to so great an extent a few weeks ago. It will be remembered that during a period of - several weeks hardly , a night passed that some unlawful assault was not made on unprotected females. The shooting of the Swede girl, along with dozens of other brutal attacks, is f rt sh in the public mind. For a time it seemed that the reign of terror was over, but from recent occurrences it now looks as if the same miserable work.- was about to be re-enacted. In view of the facts narrated, it would be well to keep guns ana pistols where they can be handily got at, and it is also essential to keen them loaded. At an early hour yesterday morn ing, a black ruffian entered the sleep ing apartment' of Mrs. Behnke, the wife of a tailor who resides on West Welnut street. The lady was aroused by his entrance, and sprang from her b?d, only to be seized by the scoun drel, who threw her to the floor. A ' . struggle ensued, which, strange to sv , did not wake the husband, in an adjoining room. By covering her mouth with his huge hands the screams of the ; affrightened woman were stifled. She succeeded in taking a knife from his hands, with which he threatened to kill her. or else he dropped it be- . fore taking his flight. Had not Mrs. Behnke been possessed of -Teat Btrength, she would doubtless aave , been a victim of the brutal passion of this fiend. . TRYING TO DISGUISE. About one o clock of the same - . morning, the colored cook of Mrs. John L Calloway, residing at 302 Mulberry street,, underwent a similar " , experience. She occupied a room in the rear of the house and was alone. Rome dresses were hanging on a line ii the yard. Her. assailant put on -'one of these and entered the woman's " apartment. He had his . clutch on her throat, ere she was are of his presence. Drawing out CUKK FOK PILES. Piles are frequently preceded by a sense of weight in the back, loins and lower patt of the abdomen, causing the patient to suppose he ha3 some effectionof the kidneys or neighboring organs. At times, symptoms of indi gestion are present, flatulency, uneasi ness of tba stomach, etc. A moisture like prespiration, producing a very dis, agreeable itching, after getting warm is a common attendant. .Blind, .Bleed ing and Itching Piles yield at once to the application of Dr. Bosanko 3 rue Remedy, which acts directly UDon the parts effected, absorbing the Tumors, allaying tne intense itching, and enect- mg a permanent cure. Price 50 cents, Address, The Dr. Bosanko Medicine Co., Fiqua,, O. Sold by Alexander Bro-B Cleaning Preparations. The problems of cleaning, polish iiisf and stain-removmjr, present diverse aspects to the housekeeper at all times, in the same manner that the tiller of the soil is obliged to wage constant warfare against weeds, and must redouble nis eitorts in the sea son or warmth and sunshine, the housekeeper must attack dirt in all its guises at this time. In view of this it is not surprising that each newly-announced compound for clean ing and polishing house-ware, partic many metals, snould be received with interest. Yet, it is useful as well as economically advantageous to know that all these compounds, no matter now varied their name or how promising their qualities, can be composed of only a few simple sub stances. There are whiting or calci um carbonate, diatonaceous earth. line sana ana rouge, ine liauia pre parations consist of alcohol or ammo nia mixed with fine chalk. For pol- lsning silverware or similar articles. it is better to buy the fine precipitated chalk at the apothecarys than the cheap, coarse whiting at the grocer's, Ammonia and alcohol are good for removing grease, and applying either of them to silverware it may only be necessary to rub with a piece of cham ois without powder of any kind. Sil verware should never be wraooed in woolen flannel, but in cotton flannel. The best material for cleansing brass is oxalic acid. After its use it should be thorougly washed off. Ammonia is excellent for cleaning glass. THE FEDElf AIj CAPITA. A Beautiful Place, Where the Air In: lcates and Temptation Abounds. . Loulsviile Time. Washington, is one of the most beautiful cities in thenorld, and in the winter time, at least, its climate is peculiarly delightful. The sky above is a i'rtsh, blue concave, looking as if it were waiting to be cut up in to spring violets; the sun shines with a warm, golden lustre, bringing heat and beauty like healing on its wings; the air is as pure and transparent and exhilerating a if it had just been wafted from the baisamie pines upon a h:gh mountain side; there is no smoke nor dirt or dust no soot in the atmosphere and it is impossible to soil collars or cuff3 or shiri-i'ronts in wearing them! Tn.de and m inuf ac tures are not there to give the sky its black coating fi om the grimy smoke of f urnace3 t ni rolling mills. All is serene and nice and beautifully untar nished. But it is easy enougt to soil the soul there. The malarial atmos phere may be ever so clean, yet will lhe most upot less spirit have need to be very cautious, else its witeness shall be smirched. There is anhintan gible miasma about the place, a mor tal malaria, which benumbs the bet ter sentiments and throws the soul itself into an uneasy, but profound sleep. People breathe the thin air which barely ripple3 the blue Poto mac in its coming, and they become intoxicated as it it were champagne; they become frivolous, and day by day, the moral sentiments are weak ened until no great temptation can be resisted. Then they fail and if they are found out there i3 a scandal. It is a place where one who searches for temptations need not go far to find them. It is the one spot of all the world, perhaps, where the petition "Lead us not into temptation" is most needed. . extreme tenacity to the slat, and ' cannot be detached without violence. , The cost of a roof of this kind is said i to be less than one cf tin, and on j account ot the grater surface exposed, is eonsiuerao.e cneaper than ordinary shite roofs. THE MKN- to fDKSOSAli. PJiESILENTs TOR. Sirs. LydlnAnn McLuie Premises Drop Into Poetry NrxtTime. WASiiiNGTON.'April 16.-Mrs. Lydia Ann McLane is tne name of an" ec centric old lady of 60, six feet in height and thin in proportion, with gray curly locks, dressed in a white tind greeii-striped calico, with a blue a; ron and a spring bonnet of the Mo ther Hubbard pattern, gaily fljwered, who persistently called at the White House door every day duriDg the last two weeks and asked to see the Presi dent. Being denied this privilege, she has invariably left a letter of ad vice, which ha3 invariably' found its way to Col. Lamont's waste basket. The good old dame calls herself an autnoress and poet, being guilty ot much uncertain verse, and she suffers under the delusion that she has been called upon to become the mentor to the new President. Most of her let ters are voluminus, but a brief one is asioliows: Washington, April 13. To Ilis Excellency Grover Cleveland: I am denied the liberty of taking you by the hand, but this does not prevent me from the 3xecution of a duty sa cred to the American pedpls and the memory of Thoma3 Jefferson. Let me again entreat you not to lose sight of the grand principles formulated by the Sage of Monticello. Let that au gust shaid continue to shield you and lead you even as the pillow of smoue led the Israelites through the desert of Sahara by day or- as the blaze of flame by night. Stand by the party that elected you to the most glorious seat ever set on by man (or woman) in these low grounds of sorrow. , Re move all (in)comretent Republicans CHEAP SHOE STORE. &333L-tbL db Brady, m . Nil F A OT U U E 1 1 S, WHOLES. LE AND .RETAIL DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF HOGS ANT.i SHOH3 FOR EVERYBODY. Every pair rt r.dy-made Shoes in cur Store i3 made to our own nrdr n must pass un Irr the inspection of an experienced Shoemaker in our shoD be tore being cllrjri tl to the public. . CnAKLES V.- BARNES. ' 8AM. T. SCOTT. l.CUt10 it LIU 1U UCUitUUe JL IUH CUL1BU- tution and by-laws. My next letter His Mistake. Courier-Journal. A Texas man not long ago, pointed an ualoaded gun at a friend, contrary to the statute in such cases. He was promptly arrested, tried ' and sen tenced to imprisonment. The mis take he made was in not pointing a loaded gun at his friend and shooting him. He would have doubtless have been a free man to-day. A Picture of Ancient Babylon. In the current number of the Brit- ijh and Foreign Evangelical Review tnere is a nno discription ot ancient Babvlon, translated from the German of F. Delitzsch, the eminent As syriologist. who invites his readers to accompany him in a walk through the city, as it was li. c. ob, or about eighty vears before Nebuchadnezzar's death. Before entering the city they view the surrounding country: "The Babylonia of the present day resem bles a desert, out of which arise mounds and ruins, solitary and grave; nearley all the canals are choked with sand; the sheepherds wandering alone, with their flocks nibbling the sparse grass.are almost the only human dwellers oyer the whole plateau. How different was it in olden times! Be tween B. C 2,000 and 500 Babylonia was the garden of the ancient world. The land, surrounded like an island by two of the finest streams in . the world, the Euphrates and Tigris the rivers of Paradice i3 truly the gift of both. They flowed with swift current from the Armenian highlands into the sea now known as the Persian gulf. In the course of centuries large masses loam were , rolled down and heaped at their orignal mouth, and this is what is now called Babylonia. It was on this soaked, fat and fertile soil that the oldest authentic civili zation, not of Asia merely, but of the world, developed itself. The mel ting of the Armenian snows caused inandations which had to be checked by damming the rivers with .dikes and walls. Canals served for navi gation, and also led off tne superfluous waters to parts unaiiectea by tne overflow, and f ertility, - that wheat and barley often gave the laborer 200 or duu fold. JSear .Bagdad the two rivers are so near that only six hours are required to pass from one to the other. On this tongue of land, which was once a fourth narrower (for the Euphrates has since removed its bed further westward), the great canal system commenced; and by means of still smaller arteries - the lifd giving waters . were distributed to nearley every tree. The district between Bagdag and Hilla (a three days ride) was formerly strewed with heaps of towns and villages. To its south, in the very heart of the land, lay Babylon, "the gate of God." Its commercial importance is described, its fortifica tion, theEmphrates (half a mile wide) swarming with ships ot every size; tne large Euphrates bridge, built by Nebuchadnezzar; the different quar ters and great buildsnigs; the Royal bank, where important buisness, public and private, was transacted. "The conditions and bargains are first, perhaps put down on papyrus rolls, then carfully written out on clay tablets in cuneiform writing, to which each party affixes his seal, or in de fault of it, his finger nail, whereupon the tablet is backed. - In running back over the history, two or three important periods are noticed; but the mistake is made of saying that it was only eighty years since Samas3um ukin's rebelion against the Assyrian rule. . Eighty years must b9 meant. Many may not know that f ortytwo years before this, when Merodach baladan had. rebelled. Sennacheaib, in 690 B. C, marched against the city, gave it up to the flames, left not one 9Ienl Bleerscnttums With Blood The greatest calamity that can be fall a con firmed smoker is to have his cherished meerschaum broken, as frequently happens by a fall or other accident. When this happens the fractured idol is generally taken to a jeweler's and the dismembered parts rt-jomed by means ot silver bands. This, of cours8, is expensive, but when was the time that a Yankee could not overcome difficulties ot this sort, at a trifling cost? The Biddleford. Me., Journal relates that a smoker of that place happened to drop a hand some mf erschaum pipe from his knees to the floor, and the stem parted in the middle. His friends immediately expressed their sympathy with him, but the maa was not disturbed in the least by the disaster. He simply drew his knife from his pocket, extracted blood from his arm with one of the keen blades, and rubbing the broken ends of the pipe in the fluid, placed them together and laid the article on the table to dry. It was a novel ex periment, but it is said that it will work successfully every time, and that if a pipe is once broken and ce mented with blood it will never again part in that place. lilSibini; Stall 8, A professional athlete says that there is a great knack in climbing stairs easily. - To throw the body for ward, bending at the hips, more than daubles the work. The weight of the body is a load that the muscles of the legs and loins must carry, and they can carry it easiest if the center of gravity is kept directly above them. Bending forward impos es on the muscles of the trunk the unnecessary task of holding the load from pitching for ward. This is like carrying a load at arm's length, instead of on the shoul der, or on the head, as' many Euro peans carry burdens. Athletics lift enormous weights by bringing the strain on the pelvic arch and legs, keeping their back straight. The gentleman gives this advic8 to stair-climbers: "Do not lean for ward. Do not hurry. Do not spring trcm stair to stair. Step firmly, leis urly and keep erect, 1 vol at ion in tlie South. The Rev, Dr. Wooarow, who was compelled to resign his Professorship in a Southern Presbyterian theologi cal seminary because he taught a modified doctrine of evolution, is to be tried for heresy. The South has been eminently con servative in religious matter. South era ministers have, to a great extent, ignored all schools of religious thought that difter from that in which they have been educated. The Catholic revival . in the Episcopal Church, which has made such great advance in England and in many dioceses of our Northern Statts, has few adher ents in the couth, where the Bishops are nearley all Lom. Churchmen, and wheie tas great majority of the laity hold "evangelical'' theories. On the other hand, rationalism is regarded with horror in the South, and anyap proach toward liberalism among Southern Presbyterians, Baptists, And Methodists is instanly repressed, la the South a belief in the inspira tion and infallibility of every word of tha Bible and the literal truth of the Mosaic account of the creation is thought to be an essential part of the Christian creed, and all the results of Biblical criticism during the last half century are treated as though they did not exist. In the North a Presbyterian minis' ttr could hold and teach the views held by Dr. McCosh, the venerable head of the chief Presbyteriancollege, and perhaps the leading man in his denomination, long ago said that there was no necessary, conmct Detween Christianity and the hypothesis of evolution, and no one dreams of ac c using him of heresy. Dr. Woodrow ha3 never gi en as unreserved an apology for evolution as this, and yet he is to be tried as a heretic. The trial will be interesting since it will decide whether a man can be a once a Presbyterian and an evolu tionist. The hypothesis of evolution has been invented sine j the invention of Fresbyterianism, evolution cannot be dcined to be clearly in conflict -with the Presbyterian Confession of Faith The fact that such a tiial could not at this day be held at the North shows in a very strikiog way the difference between the North and the South in the respective attitudes toward modern religious thought. For sick headache and habitual con stipation try Bailey's Saline Aperient pie or banana for his midday meal. George Jones emphat'cly denies the rumor that th6 New York Times is for sale. Ferdinand Ward is known as "Doc tor," among the prisoners of the Lud low street Jail. Patti has appeared 40 times during" the present season, receiving $4,000 for each appearance. New York rumors indicate a grow ing coolness between Secratary Man ning and Hubert O. Thompson. Henry Bergh has three sons, all of whom are interested in their father's philanthropical pro jects. Lords Duffrin "Wellesley and Mayo, each of whom has been Governor-General of India, were born in Ireland. Baron tfordenksjold i3 preparing for a 1 resh attempt to reach the North Pole by way of the islands south ot Siberia. President Cleveland expects to visit the battle-field of Gettysburg with the First Army Corp3 on the 4th and 5th of May. The "Home Journal" says that El len Terry's visit to this country has had considerable effect upen the styles in American dress. Signor Cardinali, the handsome ten or of tho Mapleson Opera Company, is to marry a daughter of Judge Sander son, of Calif ornia, in J une. Secretay Staton, of the Metropoli tan Opera House, New Yorir, has en gaged the celebrated German singer,' Herr Vogel, for the coming opera sea son. Queen V ictoria always sleeps on a wouden bedstead of a particular shape, and whenever she visits a strange place a bedstead and bedding are sent thith er from Windsor tor her use. Joshua Baker, whose death is re ported from St. Mary Parish, La., was the oldest living gradrate of the W est Point Academy, having been a member of the class of 1817. Kenward Philip has been awarded 5,000 in his libel suit against tho New lork Tribune. The libel was con tnined in the charge that Pmnp was the author of the notorious Morey letter. - The bachelor proprietor of an At lanta, Ga., hotel has decorated the bridal-chamber . with Bryants suggestive words: "Lhe melancholy days have come, the saddest of the 5 ear." . President Cleveland will be the guest of August Belmont at Newport during the summer, secretary w hit- ney will visit Admiral Baldwin a the same place and Secretary EndUcott and ex-President Arthur are also ex pected to listen to the sea waves there The young chimpanzee In the Zoo at Philadelphia has astonished every one by shedding its teeth ju3t as a hu man child of the same age does. The chimpanzee is the highest order of the ape. and little haa been known of it because it has nearly always died in captivity. It was not known before that any ape ever shed its teeth Mr. Jay Gould said the other day that he was very fond of baked pota toes, and found he did his very best work after eating a breakfast ot only baked potatoes and grits. The simp ler his food the more he found he could accomplish. Mr. Gould's mince pie days are great days for the coun try. .will be in verse, and I will be here sharply at 2 o'clock to-morrow, Prov dence willing. Yours advisedlv. Lydia Ann'McLane, of New York. THE PIANO. How the. Instrument should be Cared For and How O ten it Should be Tuned. t Any hard substance, no matter how small, dropped inside a piano, will cause a rattling, jarring noise. It is in every case disirable that an India- rubber or cloth cover s could protect the instrument from bruises and scratches. The piano should not be placed in a damp room or left open in a draft of cold air. Dampness is its most dangerous enemy, causing its strings and tuning-pipes to rust, the cloth used in the construction of the keys and action to swell, whereby the mechanism will move sluggishly or often stuck together. This occurs chiefly in the summer seasons, and the best pianos are necessarily anectea ny dampness, the absorption beinar rapid. Extreme heat being scarcely less injurious, the piano should not be placed very near an open fire or heated stove, nor over nor close to the hot air furnace. Moths are yery distruc tive to the cloth and felt used in the piano, and may be kept out of it by placeing a lump of camphor, wrapped in soft paper, in the inside or it, care being taken to renew it from time to time. Many persons are unaware of the great importance of having their pianos kept in order, and tuned only by a competent tuner, w new piano should ba tuned at least once every three or four months during the farst year, and at longer intervals after wards. Novel Slate Boofing. Slate roofing of a new and novel style Is described in the mechanical papers. Bach slate exposes its face to the weathei on a flat roof, having a pitch of only one half-inch to the foot. It is laid in a peculiar kind of cement consisting of liquid coal tar thickened with a cement, or, better still, a quantity of ground slate, slacked lime and linseed oil. the pro portions varying according to the re quirement of the case. This sub stance if heated until liquid, poured on the roof, and the slate beded in it; the joints are then paved and the root finished. When of just the right thickness, the compound adheres with COTT WH0LESAI &.ND EE TAIL DEALES3 IN Staple and F ancy Groceries Cash Paid X O X ati XO West r Country Produje 'ooaii Street. GOODS DELIVERED PROMPTLY Austin. Texas. ELEPHONK STATION NO. 86. li I m 'ixed Stars. Of the 6,C00 fixed stars visible to the naked eye, and the 20,0C0,0OO within the range of the telescope, onjy twenty are classed as stars of the first magni tude, and oj these fourteen are visible in this latitude. They are Sirius, or the Dog star, which any one can easily distinguish, as it is the brightest ot all the stars in the Armament, and the most brilliant gem in the southern sky. Arcturus, the bright star, and pointed to by the last two stars in the handle ot the Dipper; KigA, the pale blue gem in the forefoot of Orion; Capella, a blue star also, seen in the northwest; Vega, the bright green star in the northeast; Procyne.a blue star fifteen degrees east of Orion; Betelgeuse, a rea star in the shoulder of Orion ; Aldebaran, a red star in front of Orion s head ; Antares, a red star in the heart of the Scorpion; Altair, a green star in tne ;agie; fplca, a blue star in tne virgin; Jt:owainaut. a white star in the Southern Fish: Pol lux, in the Twins, seen northeast of Orion; and Regulus, the beautiful white star very close to the planet Jupiter, not far east of the Zenith. All these can be seen any clear night at nine o'clock, except Antares, Altair, bpica ana r owainaut. ana they also can be seen in the hours just before dawn. A casual glance at the stars gives the impression that they are all of the same color, but, by comparing them one with another, it will be fcund that they are of various tiDts. Another curious fact is that they change their color with the degree of their incandescence. The brilliant Dog star wad described by the an cients as fiery red; it gradually paled to white, and is now green. Capella nas cnangt a iroin rea to yellow, and from yellow to pale blue; and the bril liant new star ot lotz, which suddenly piazza xortn in tne constellation or Cassiopeia and remained visible for six months before fading out of sight, cnangea irom wnite to yellow, and then to red. The first magnitude stars are not all of equal brightness and apparent size. Sirius is three times brighter and ap parently larger than any other star in the heavens, the easy chief in the wondrous profession ever moving overhead from east to west. The next brightest is Canopus, the steel blue gem in the southern heavens, which the Arabs regard with such deep rev erence, it is not visible in this lati tude, but can be seen just above the hor; z in m the latitude of New Orleans. Next comes Alpha Centauri, the first of all the fixed stars found to have an estimable parallax and the nearest one to our earth. This star, together with the two brightest ia the South ern Cross, are invisible m our latitude. but can be seen at Key West, in 'lor- lda, which is the only spot in our country from which the Southern Cross, ltseir regarded bv some a3 the most impressive of all the constella tions, can be looked at. Astronomers are overwhelmed at the contemplation of the fixed stars from us and from one another. The planetary intervals in our solar system are msigmncan m comparison with them. One might suppose that with a base line of 185,000,000 miles between opposit points of our earth's orbit, we could secure a measuiable angle for computing the aistance of a star, but it is found that the two linea drawn from astar to the opposite ends of the line are swallowed up in the immense stretch of space they trav earse;they make no appreciable angle at all, but appear as one line. A German astronomer has discoverd a method by which an approximate parallax for some of the stars is obtained, and this shows that the nearest fixed star. Alpha, in the Centaur, is 224,000 times farther from tne earth than the sun is, and the North star 3,000,000 farther off than tne sun s aistance. , rnese measure ments can be expressed only in figures; it is impossible for the human mind to grasp them. Considering its extent. America is better supplied by the clouds than .Europe and Africa. In the tropics of the Old World the annual rainfall is about -77 inches, while in tropical South America it is 155 inches. In the eastern United States it is 40 to 50 incnes; Dut west of tne juqth meridian to the Sierra Nevada it is mostly 12 to lb, incnes. Tne annual avrage of Great Bntian is 3o inches, that of France, 20 to 21 Inches, but about the Alps it 13 mostly 3o to 50 inches. Farther from the coast' in Central Germany and Russia, it is only 15 to 20 inches. The moistest climate known is in India at Cherranoneee. where over a small area the vearlv fall of rain is more than 610 inches, or a- bout 51 feet. .11' BiiiH.l-TSrs, ',:'-., ST'-JJ lji-iriBfi i r B r.iiiiH 1 1 L(-i ! II ! !V!. ...ttr , tW3Bsv-i;i , ! 'H Si Till I HT- J i l W mm wff$Wi - m-s ,t .'..iii" MM w (fi I CD 3 o H O pas' H i (fi rf 0 S3 & pa 0 If mm A SPECIAL OFFER. Till . WATEHBITKY WATCH Is a stem-winder and will run 28 hours. Th cat Is KltKKIi-MlLTKR, and will always remain as bright as a new silver dollar Th Watcn has a heavy beveled edge, and crystal lace. The works of the Watch are made witfc th finest automatic machinery. Every Watch ia TESTED in varying positions and li perfect he fore leaving the factory. Each Watch is pat up In a handsome Lew Improved mATIK-limbo case, for safe transportation through the mats. so wei.'-Kuown nave inese warcnes necome, mousanas arc Duyinginem in preference to higher pr ced Watches. The Company are now making 1,000 Watches each day. an average of 9i watches per u inute. You would imagine the wuole country suoulied bv tlii- tim. liv This is the merchant's Watch, the farmer's Wtet, the miner' Watch, the laborer's Watch lahnv'uUr tnn thA cinAnl.ffirra Watith n fanfr avaiffhnHii'a lTof..l. ten, the school-girl's Watch -in fact, everybody's Watch. for making the BEST CBPAP he b oy's W The WaterDurv Watch Comnany has a national renutation WATCH IN THE WORLD. We have received from them their NEW WATCH, a, ereat lmnrovpimcnt made, and a marvel of simplicity aad accuracy, containing more ingenuity than any other article placed before the public for many years. The cut show EXAC C SIZK of Watch. jl waicnmaae uy uauo wouia cost as mucn as a cottage Dy me sea-shore or a small yatcn. and take as long to build. So tierfect is the machinery used in mnirt exact are all its parts, that if it needs repairs, if sent direct to the factory, the charge for actual repairs (including parts used) never exceeds 50 cents. This wiil explain why they are so cheap and so easily repaired. EVEKY WATCH IS WARRANTED TO GIVK SATISFACTION A FEWJ TESTIMONIALS THOUSANDS MOKE COULD BE GIVEN: The New York Tribune says: "It Is remarkable how onlnklv tli vvhrhnr vtrt. stepped into popular favor. No doubt the secret of its instant iuccoss h is beeu the fact of Its excellence, fro amount of advertising could push into favor a poor article. The Waterburv i good aud cheap "I have carried a Waterbnry for over a year, and And it a most excellent tlmc-kreper. It baa rnn beside a SloOgold Watch, without showing the least variation." If, G. VKHKY, Wake- " Vour Waterburv Watch elves such satUfactioa the nric.es ron,lil.rnrithuf h i. how you are enabled to give so much for the money." A. G. BLISS, Internal Kevenue Depart. iiieui, wasuiugiou. "Have worn a waterburv tor nearly ayear: it is always on time and as uvsful a Watch . ever had." J. W. JLivUxAKl), witu H. K. & V. B. Thurber, New York City. Kev J. U . Newmau, of Sulfoik, Va., says he has one which has been carried two Yean and that it has not dunng that tine been out of order or hai any work done on iv it Is a good Umo- Itev. W. R. Brown, of the Deep River Conference, saye he has carried on nearly & reap and that it Is splendid time piece it lias never been outof order at all. ' I have used a Waterbnry it Is a good Watch In every Mr. F. A. Suott. Mailing Clerk of TUB STATESMAN. s.vn; Watch for six months or more and it has given entire satisfaction- respect. Mr. Austin Robinson, of Austin, Texas, says ; "I carried a Waterbary Watch for flva op ! months and can recommend it as an accurate and perfect time-keeper. . SPECIAL OFFER TO OLD AND NEW SUBSCRIBERS Welwant a very large increase in the circulation of TUB STATESMAN and wini r for it. To reward those who wUl assist to this work, we will give a WATERBUKY WatytS on the terms published below. Read carefully, and either get your B l ATESM AN for nnthinaT or a good Watch lor nothing. The WaXER6ukv WaTCH is knownts in entirel wiuS substantial stem-winding watch, as good a time-keeper as any in the market. It is enea&Min white metal, and to the manufacturer's warrant we add our own. i he regular DrleTofth Watch, and the ltast It can be bought for. Js 3.50, It Is a marvel of cheapness anTunuST no. win ao everyinmg mat any watou wuifl (TERMS, For f 3.50 The Watch and THE WEEKLY HTATFSMA v K..rihsro ' ' Thlsappltatoeitha To any one seeding us a New Subscriber to THE STATESMAN, with Driee iioi h extra, 3.50 In all, we will send a watch. ' WHn Prlce 1-00 nd WW .m?f.rf XATSMAN fay8 P08, but If the Watch to f To any one sending ten Mew Subscrib-21 s to THE statrsmav k i ... a Watch free of allciiarae. " f5"' . we win sew a nAMuauMc; miukjsi.-pi.ated CHAIN AND CHARM wUl be sent with .a be registered. 10 cents extra must be remitted. Now for work. Every man who needs a Watch, either for his own use or tor his bov can eec one at a mere 'y nominal cost, and a good, durable Watch ic win nnwiTitLif lorms y, can g Every boy of fourteen wants a Watch and should have on-j. Everv num whn ia uuuy waii is a TvauMi L ilmriff nAmnuiup full khu;,kSU ' . , uu v. THK WEERLY STATESMAN is th ht family r.iiu .. . . 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