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A GENERAL BREVIARY.
Jnlerettlng Items (rem All Over tho
Selected from Various Sources.
A FULL AND COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW,
Embracing Strlout and Senietlontl Happening, and
Current Niwi Covering Many Toplci tt
Interest to All Readers.
At Naslnlllc, Tonn , tho ttlalof
Andrew Winters, indicted for tho mut
der of J. B. Jones, ended a few da$8
ago by tho jury returning a verdict of
guilty in tho second degree, fixing his
punishment at twenty jents in tho
penitentiary. J. J Winters, a brothoi
of Andrew, also charged with tho
murder, was subsequently killed in
tho court houeo by Thomas Jones, son
of J U Jones.
Iho two Frenchmen who wero ar
rested in tho harbor at Kiel on Aug
ust 28, on tho charge of being spies,
hao been sent to Berlin for tho first
stage of tho judicial examination
When arrested tho men had in their
possession a numbor of dtawings and
photographs of tho fortifications of
Secrotary Catllslo has wiltten a
letter to Attomej -General Olney stat
Ing In effect that tho treasury will puy
all expenses inclined for depot ting
C hlneso under tho Cicat j law as fur as
its means will peimlt Ihuexccutlon
of tho law is tin own upon the dcpait
incnt of justice
A 19cai old boj, chaiged with
attempt d criminal n-Miult was pub
llch uud seerely 1-jgjed by his
fathci noar C'urkwllc, Tonn , io
lm lv Te punishment was tho re
sult of an agriuncnt raado with tho
f.iMei of the injured part, who will
Mr Holman of Indiana has intro
duced Into tho houso acompichcnsho
anti-coi runtlon bill. It not only alms
to minlsh brlheiy at elections, but
also to proent piomiscs of appoint
ment to olllco to bo used as factors In
It Is Ea'd in Ottawa that Gon Ilei-
beit, commander of tho Canadian
militia, has so sickened of tho fiictlon
botween tho militia department and
the oxccutHo office that ho will resign
iila position and letum to Fngland
Chief Cleik Jacobs, in chaigo of tho
booths at tho Cherokee sttlp, has 10
ported tho opening a pionounccd suc
cess, lie denies tho reports of ineffi
ciency of tho cleiks and of tho suffer
ing of thoso awaiting entry.
" 'TTff&Ip'n Kmg;, tho alleged default
ing city trcasuieV of Seattle, Wash.,
was arrested at tho union dopot at St,
Paul, Minn., a few days since just as
he was about to tako tho east-bound
Omaha tialn for Chicago.
At Niagara I alls W. C. Woodwnid
has been at tested by Uulted States
ollpers chaiged with fraudulent uso
of the mails Ills scheme was to. ex
tort money by means of a bogus mat
Tho ministers of Allegheny, l'a ,
hao begun a crusade against tho
social cil, and proceedings will be
entered against all persons who main
tain houses of ill tcputeor lent housos
Jor immoral puipo&es.
Tho election commissioners of San
Tranclsco, Cal , hao decided to
call a special election on tho fust
Tuesday in April for tho purpose of
selecting fifteen freeholders to framo
a new city chartet.
William P. Taylor of Browning,
Mo., cashier of tho People's Exchange
bank has been a i rested for stealing
thirty head of cattlo from Warren
McCullough of tho First National
bank of Milan, Mo.
J. W. Kollar of Kl Paso has on ex
hibition some Johnson grass gtownoit
Ills farm near that city, which moas
uies six feet ono inch. This was
.grown since tho rain of July 5, and
The 4-i ear-old child of William
-Calvin, living noar Caldwoll, fell fiom
the gaueiy whllo holding a lighted
lamp. Tho lamp exploded, setting
fire to her clothing, and sho was
Imrnod to death.
A recent fiio in Peed & Hazligg's
livery stable, Owingsvillo, Ky., de
stroyed practically all the business
port Id d of tho town. Tho loss is esti
mated at $150,000. Tho origin of the
firo is unknown.
Tho contention of train dispatchers
at their recent Chicago session re
commended that applicants for trata
dispatcher bo required to furnish a
certificate from somo competent ex
Attorney General Culberson has
rendered an opinion to the effect that
the penitentiary hoard can not legally
take money belonging to tho school
fund and buy a arm on which to
An enterprising firm In Palestine
has sent a circular to clergymen
throughout Great Britain, offering
them water from the river Jordan "at
a moderate price lor use at bap
tisms. A Shelby county, Mo., farmer re
cently sold fifty-three head of fat steers
An ahk wna (nun A nnni Pnlhmtn
Mo., having tho letters W O distinctly
marked thereon. They nro supposed
to indicate that the Missouri hen it
going to havo a walk over.
Peaches nro rotting on tho ground
In Washington county, Maryland, be
cause it doos not pay to markot them.
Cannot ics ate being ruu at full ca
Price Creason of Eufaula, I. T.t
whllo making preparations to blast a
well, had his loft hand torn to pieces
by a piematuro explosion of dyna
mite. Two motor trains collided at
Omaha, Nob , iccontly, resulting in
tho doath of Mrs. Schtigley and the
slight injury of several other passen
Tho Unltod States fishery soamor
Allmttods lepoits having mado deot
sea soundings off the coust of Alaska,
teaching a depth of 4600 fathoms,
tho gteatost depth cer i cached.
Tho state of Tonnossco has pur
chased 9000 act es of coal lands foi
$80,000 and will go into tho mining
business with convicts as miners.
Two masked men wajlald the mail
carrier between Wlnllold and Hono,
W. Va., leeently, and robbod him ol
?10U in cash and his mall bags.
C. II Boswoith, Spiingfield, 111,
and ) Kllory Anderson, Now Vork,
havo been appointed receivers of the
Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis.
Atuiceent bull fight In Corrltos
Mexico, tho matador was killed. The
bull then chaiged tho spectators, sov-
etal of whom wotolnjuicu
Culled and Carefully Arranged frem Iht
Dallies ol the Slate
& mirror of recent ioccurrencB
Happenlnoe, Crepe, Stock, Improvement, and llfl
el General Intereet Rendered Rest
atl and Entertaining.
A few nights ago prayer meetll
was being held in ono oiitho churclj
of Cuero, Do Witt countj. SovernlB
tho brethren had spoken and a lullfl
tho proceedings occurre-d Tho i
later quietly asked to hetir from sol
other brother. About tins time a i
tlo Spanish Jack poked Oils head nfl
tho window and brayed voclferouH
for seoral minutes. When ho
through the minister quietly remifl
ed; "Wo will hear nqm somo oil
brother," which remark
down the house.
There are 137 schools in Dal
county. The present 3nrollmontl
pupils Is 7353, an ins caso of ab.
400 oor last yoar. Of tho pupils CM
are whlto and 1239 colo ed. Ihos
apportionment for tho j ew scholl
year is $33,088.60, win h tho toU
funds will bring up to $ J4.92G 75, t
falling off in tho umoun , as comparj
with last car being luo to tho fsfl
that tho per capita has been reduci
Ironi ?o to ?4.oU.
Tho following Bums 1 are been
proprlated for faablno 'ass. In 181
$5000, in 1S72 $2000, in 1875 $20,0
Mfiinrlfnnlfinnln tn Inr to rnUo in 187G $3800 in 1878 $ 0,000, in Hi
money b popular subset iption to buy S-'S.OOO, in I860 $300 000, in 18,
tho Uartlioldl statuo of Washlngtor $150,000, in 1884 $20( 000, in 18
and Lafajetto fot Chicago.
While digging for a collar at Troy,
N. V., workmen unearthed sl human
skeletons. They ato belleed to bo
tho tomalns of Indians.
At St Joseph, Mo, recently, bIx
train lobbcis weio caught in a t,iap.
Two of them weto killed, thteo
tutcd and ono oscapod.
In a fight with pistols at Aui
Pa , loconth Constablo Williams
Thomas Kennedy weio woundaJJ
I nomas uiocr killed.
Iho senate has confirmed tho ii
nation of J, B II Hemingway t
United btutes nttotnoy for tho
tory of New MoIco.
Tho manner In which Speaker U
sits down upon filibusteiors dell
ox-Speakor Hood, who looks up(
as a Mndlcatlon.
' A wedding was postponed at P
burg, Pa.,a bhort tlmo ago on
count of tho bridegi oom's now wo
low not fitting.
Attorney-General Maloncy, of
nols, In an opinion Bays that build
association cannot lend funds to otl
Four of tho men who attempted tT
rob an Illinois Centtal train at Cen-;
tralla somo tlmo ago aro now undor
St. Joseph, Mo , has just had a fiio
hlwch dcstiojed $1,000,000 worth of
propoily. Tho water supply gave
Throo hundred wire ropo workers
of lloobUng's mills, Trenton, N. J,,
struck against a reduction of wages.
FIvo pet sons wero burned to death
In a small houso in the Whltechapel
district of London a few das since.
Frieda Gcndlle, oxpert ghl burglar,
Easton, Pa , has been sent to tho
house of refugo at Philadelphia
0 or 590 people ha o been drow ned
in the Ilfu dlstilct of Japan by tho
ilso of tho Nagara-Gausa rhcr.
Ajers Jones, tho notoilous moon
shiner of Frog mountain, Ala., has
been murdered by his sou Tom.
Tho Franco-SIaraoso dispute is not
settled jot. Fianco pioposes to forco
compliance with her demands.
Benjamin F. Mitchell has accepted
tho Frohlbltion-Kepubllcan nomina
tion foe governor or Jowa.
A woman has applied for and will
obtain admission to tho unlvotsily of
Rochester, N. Y,
The Central market at Leeds, L'ng,,
was dostroyed by fiio iccontly. Tho
loss is $100,000.
Lord Alfred Spencer Churchill, a
great undo of tho duko of Marlbor
ough, Is dead,
Texas fever has broken out among
tho cattlo on tho range near Chey
enne, O. T.
An epidemic of typhoid fever Is
threatened in tho penitentiary at Riv
Last year nearly 00 American lo
comotives were exported to foreign
Well diggors and carpenters are in
demand at Perry, 1. T,
Tho Oklahoma pooplo want to be
admitted as a state.
The tolephono from Chicago to
New York coders 950 miles.
Thero aro said to throo dogs to ev
ery voter In tho town of Nevada, Mo.
Small-pox Is on tho Increase In
New York city.
$198,750. To and inch ding this dig
thero has been used t total of JSCfl
750. Of this amount $.08,703.94 hi
been used In exper mentlng,
actually spent in Intdllgent worfl
$700,000 in dhectand Uneficialwoil
A hunter brong-hLkk cvcral tuj
thought the gi eater portion will
sated, Tho tow was nearly thil
quarters oi a mile long
Two men, John McMchon i
Ttank Hartley, wero taken to tho
Lice station at Galveston and plafi
under tho caio of tho authorltil
They weio stowaways who arrlvcdl
tho bieamer Alemncm irom merpci
luoi say they wont aboard tho
3d at that pott the night bein
The Coleman-Fulton Pastuiecol
nam of llockpott aro constructing
dam on Cheltlpln Cteck, which b
aid largely in the irrigation of tl
section, ihe dam will backup a irfl
tolum of water about twenty mllH
A natural curiosity is to bo foil
iovon miles west of Shiner, Lavil
county. It Is a great chasm,
bunks of which ato about fifty fl
high and tory steep. It Is known!
that section as ,lho Penitentiary.1!
A tramp, whllo gathering wood
:ently at Malono station, near I
I'aso, was bitten on tho hand by
rattlesnake. Before medical
i:ould reach him his body began tul
Ing black and ho lost his eyesight
Fastern capitalists, It Is said, vM
build a railroad from Brown wood
Corpus Chrlstl, provided a sufficlel
bonus can bo raised. A meeting
the citizens of Brownwood will be hel
soon to discuss tho matter.
It Is stated on reliable informathl
that negotiation? are going on whlcl
if successful, will result in the Deil
son rapid transit railway runnll
trains to and from Sherman and DeB
ison every hout.
Whllo Chester Olive of GeorgetoB
was feeuing a cow she turned
head in such a manner as to c;
ono of her horns to penetrate his fl
It Is probable that tho Bight is ,
Aaron Weatherby.llvlng near Vl
boro, Wood county, was found ded
few days ago at his spring, wherfl
had gone lor a bucket of water.
Is supposed to havo died from nati
Capt. R. S. Koss, ex treasure 1
McLennan county, who defaulted,
bean Indicted, lie is a brother on
Gov. L. S. Ross He gave
promptly. He had settled his sh