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11." ,1 1. DKMOCItATIO IN POLlTICSl ItJRM IN LITKliATtTRICt AND lMiOOIUCHHlVlC IN HOUTIIKIIN INTKRK8T8. .' 1 ,f, BY-A,'M." BURNEY & CO. MMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1881. VOL. II NO. 13. .'.1 WS: AND NOTES. lilt ,Uf'l -1 t T . .. . j , i Suuiunrj of luiportuut Event. - 'This President nominated Edward C. k' JMlllnKR, ot Louisiana, United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. '''"General Skobkloff has captured Geok Tcpe after a hard fight in which both jtfdss.8U8talned heavy losses. . The consolidation of the New Orleans Tacific and the Texas i'ucillo liail roads it is believed will soon he effected. . . Si'HAGLK has filed a petition for divorce from his wife. ' The principal grounds ullcged are desoition and adultery. ty , The President Ms nominated Stanley Mhea,4.-ipcIate Justice of na United .States Supreme Court, vice Justice Swayne, resigned.' ' ' ' ' The Tennessee Legislature, on the 2Sth, I elected Howell E. Jackson United States Senator. lie is a "State Credit" Democrat. , ,; ' f 1 IT I) r 1 xr ann-inltiitiuta am oarnncttv ..'jcoroplaltiinfr against the importation of American productions, which, they say, se riously affects their interests. Mr. Shaw and the other Irish mem- -" Tcrs of Parliament who seceded from the Home Rule party have been asked to resign their seats by their constituent. .. v . ' Senatok Maxey, of Texas, was re elected on tho first ballot. The vote stood: Senate Maxey, 22; Throckmorton, 8; Davis, 1. Douse Maxey, 51 ; Throckmorton, 34; 'A ' D'avls, '5. - - - A company has been organized at r" Chlciigo for tho construction of a new tele graph line to New York and other Eastern points, i Now 5 York capitalists will co operate.' ' ' J - ! President Hayes has nominated inottyr aiiM-Cnnkllng man for an important J4 YrKrjftlce George II. Foster as United States" Attorney for tbo Southern District. niy. i .' ' Under the Springer resolution for a postal telegraph, the Post-office Committee is authorized to send for persons and papers, mid will doubtless investigate the Western 'Union Company's affairs. The Iloyal Irish Regiment of foot lias been disbanded by the Government, for ' the avowed reason that it is so thoroughly permeated with Fenianlsm as to be unrelia ble in the event ot an Irish uprising. - is Thk jury failed to agree in tho Irish Land League trials. The announcement of the result was loudly cheered hy the specta tors present, and the event was celebrated in', Dublin and elsewhere by bonfires, pa rades, etc . It is reported that Sitting-Bull has surrendered to the Canadian authorities and proposes to go to Fort Buford under the protection of Uio Canadian police. lie says lie intended to surronder to Major Brother ton.lmtwas afraid he would be treacherously dealt with. i Pfror. Oscar, C. Hill, principal of "the formal School at Oregon v Holt County, Mo., it is said will be President Garfield's private secretary. Mr. Hill was formerly a teacher in the Hiram (O.) College when Mr. Garfield was its President, and for many years lived in intimate relationship with him, both being likewise members of the (tame church. . r. m The Tonca Commission unanimously recommend that tho Government allot 180 acres of land to each man, woman and child of the Ponca tribe of Indians, said lands to be selected by them on their old reservation in Dakota or on land now occupied by the Ponca Indians in the Indian Territory, said lands to bo secured to them by patent and not subject to lien or conveyance in any manner, either volun tarily or Involuntarily, for a period of thirty years, ; ; . , The dead-lock in the Pennsylvania Legislature over the election of United PtutoB Senator, according to dispatches of the 2T)th, promises to be one of the most memorable in tho history of our politics. The majority of the Itepublieans support Oliver, tho Cameron caucus nominee; tho j ' bolters have united on Grow. Senator Wal luce hasUien renominated by the Democrats. A vote taken on tho 2ith showed Wallace, S2; Oliver, 80; Grow, 65; scattering (all He publican's), 12. An official telegram in regard to the events prior to the capture of Gcok Tepe states that in consequenco of the largo num- f 'bcr of porpscs of Tekke-Turkomans more or ' "less decomposed, lying before and behind the HuBsliin positions, and In view of the im possibility of burying them without incur- , Oriug fresh losses, Gen. Skobelcff proposed to tho Tckkes, from the tower of observa tion eighty yards from the main ram jiart of the fortress, that they should ') 1 remove their dead, hostilities to be sus pended for an hour; and in order to avoid nny misunderstanding it was proposed to the Tekkes they should afterward reocrupy their positions and should be first to reopen the lire. This was done after due warning given to the Itussians, the Tekkes taking care not to fire until the Russians who had temporarily left their trenches had returned into thein. Tho conduct of the Tckkes-Tur I'omans was altogether honorable. The fight iug was afterward renewed with the former fury. The bill for the protection of life and property in Ireland, introduced by Forster, Chief Secretary of Ireland, empowers tho Vitwrny to arrest persons reasonably suspect i ed ns principals or accessories in treasonable offenses. The bill is retrospective as regards arrests for treason. It will apply to the whole of Ireland, but, with regard to agra riaa and other crimes, will apply ii- .to proclaimed districts only. As . Juslitlcntion for the proposed Ji,7 Tlucasure, tho becrctary gave a long ami detailed description of tho outrages which bad been committed. He alleged that the ' Land League had a system of Constables in all districts who recorded every Infringe ment of the rules of the League. ' 'The re- Milt is," he said, "the Land League Is su- prcme. There Is a reign of terror. Those who break the law are safe, while honest men who keep it are in danger., The Land League strikes terror. We" must therefore Mrike terror into them; we must arrest these criminals." His speech was loudly ap-ylauded. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. A passenger-car on the Cincinnati, Mount Vernon & Chicago Itailroad was thrown down an embankment near Millers burg, O., on the 2(ith, seriously Injuring Louis Games, conductor; - Dr. L. Firestouo, Columbus; Mrs. Lydia Wholf, Clinton; John J. Deetz aud wife, Berlin; John G. Weld ner, Cleveland; V. S. Erb, Cleveland; Mrs. Sylvester Days and her two children, Doyles town. Some of the above cau not recover. Several others were bBdly hurt. The President has approved the son tence of Paymaster J. U. Kelson, of the Array, for embezzlement, which is dis missal, two years at hard labor, and a fine of SVsOO. ' - - ... Lieut. Archie Gibson, of tho Sev enth Cavalry,' died at tho residence of his father in St. Louis, on tho 2th. Arrangements have been completed at Dos Moines to build a railway connection between that city and the Wabash, in the hope that it will be made a main lino to St. Louis. For the six months ending December 31, 1880, there wero 131,000 more immigrants arrived In the United States than during tho same period in the previous year. Mount Baker in British Columbia is in a state of active eruption. The firearm factories of Birming ham are being guarded by policemen and soldiers to prevent their being raided by tho Feuians. Cincinnati capitalists are forming al 6tock company, with a capital of flG,000,000, for the permanent leasing of tho Southern Railroad. An air-line double-track steel railroad is projected between New York and Chicago, to be ultimately extendod to Omaha. The corporation known as the "Continental Rail way Company" has secured the necessary franchise through tho different States, has made the entire survey, and Is reported to have expended already several millions of dollars In preliminary work, with the inten tion of pushing It to completion at the earli est possible date. Additional information from Indian depredations in New Mexico is that three miners and the driver ot a mail car have been killed at Chloride Gulch. The mutilat ed bodies of four women and children have been brought to San Marciul. A squad of cavalry put a band of Indians to flight after the latter had fought a party of citizens and defeated them. Eighteen lives were lost by the foundering of a harbor boat at Cherbourg, France. Mrs. Collier, of Blandford, W. Va., fell down and broke a kerosene lamp which she was carrying, setting her clothing on Gre and suffering fatal injuries. A local trading steamer capsized near Singapore, China, causing great loss of life. Seventy bodies had been recovered and many more were carried away by the current. Cool's livery stablo at Avoca, Ind., burncu on tue ntgnt or tne i;tn, and a hostler, name not given, perished In the flames, together with sixteen horses. During tho absence of Mrs. Bash- comb from her home at Altona, Clinton County, X. Y., her house caught fire and her four children were burned to death. A iioiler in James II. Hall & Co plow works, at Maysvillc, Ky., exploded on the 27th, killing William J. Harris, the fire man, and wrecking the building. A grain elevator has been opened at Port Royal, S. C. It is notable as being the first and only one ever built on the South Atlantic coast. A sionster petition, signed by 32.00Q names, headed by Wendell Phillips, Bishop Simpson and Rev. Joseph Cook, praying Congress to observe the treaties made with the Indian tribes, and in the future to do Justice to the remnants of that people, was presented iu tho Senate on the 27th by Mr. Dawes . Tho Naval A ppropri at ion bill passed. In the House the contested election case of Yeats vs. Martin was taken up, and after several speeches tho previous question was demanded. The Republicans refusing to vote left the House without a quorum and it adjourned. Moses Twiggs, a Georgia murderer, expiated ' his crime on the gallows at Wayncsburg, on the 28th. His brother Frank, who was sentenced to be banged at the same time, was granted a reprieve for thirty days. A four-year-old child of Mr. Casey died from hydrophobia at New Orleans, having been bitten two weeks previously. A fire at South Bend, Ind., on the 2Sth, destroyed seven large buildings, com prising two dry-goods stores, one grocery store, restaurant, shoe store, saloon, the City Library and City Clerk's Offlce. Loss from $o0,000 to $00,000. The Are was started by a kerosene explosion, and owing to the hydrants being frozen the Fire Department could do nothing until they were thawed out. " ... ' A defalcation of somo $25,000 or $30,000 has Just been brought to light in the Detroit Savings Bank, the oldest savings in stitution in that city. The guilty p:rties are two tellers, brothers, named Charles G. and Herman II. Zieglcr, who have long been em ployed by the bank and had its unlimited confidence. The embezzlement has been going on for ten or a dozen years Biid has Just como to light. It is said thatbondsmcn will make good the amount. At Whitevale, Ont., Mrs. Shcppard killed her two little boys, one aged throe years and tho other seven months, the for mer with a revolver and the latter with a butcher-knife. She then probably fatally stabbed herself. G- Two deaths from what is designated as winter cholera" occurred in Chicago on the 2Sth. Four of the burglars who robbed the safe of the Union Iron Steel Works, at Chicago, of $10,000, have been captured, to gether with over $4,000 of tho stolen money. It is said the watchman, who is under arrest, furnished the clew to the police. The men engaged in the burglary were all employees of the company robbed. Tns Pittsburgh towboat Bengal Tiger blew out her drum-head near Cincinnati, on the 28th, severely scalding a number of those on board. Among the worst injured are Charles Prreival, the pilot, and his young daughter, and Miss Anna Phillips a friend and guest of the latter. Frank Walton, Sam ltaker and Milton McCabe were also badly injured. Clfoimios Lachance, who mur dered a beaut if ul young girl named Odillie pesilrt. under the uo"t Vrovn! circim- stances, and sccroted her body In a well, was hanged at Arthabaskavillo, Quebec, on the 28th. He made a full confession of tho horrible crime CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Jan. 21. Senator Logan brought up the Grant retirement bill in the Semite, and moved Its present consideration to the exclusion of till other business. This evoked u long dis cussion, After which the motion was rejected- yean, "ii; iihvh, 27 a party vote, except that Lamar and Mel'li(:i-Noii,with Davis (111.), votod vea with thu Republicans.... In the House, a largo number of bills ware Introduced, the most Important bcinx ono by Mr. Aeklin (I)., l.a.) to roiruhito the cuvtoms duties on snar. 11 r. Cox (I)., N. Y.), Chairman of tho Commit tee ou Census, reported tho Representative Apportionment bill under tho new census. Tho .Vost-otlleo Appropriation bill was con sidered in Committee oi tho Wbolo. Jan. 25. In the Senate, Mr. Logan made another attempt to suenro a vote on the Grant retirement bill, nnd Senator Lamar' made a speech In its favor, but by a vote of iS to 28 tho Senate refusrd to lay aside' the pending order." The bill for distributing land iu severalty nmonir the Indians was dlmssed tit lumrtli. but no action taken Tho House passed the rost-otlleu Appropriation bill. The Com mittee on Elections repotted a resolution on tnu contcstcu election case oi i ates vs. Mar tin, First Congressional District, North Caro Una. It declared Yutes, contestant, entitled to the scat. Jan. 20. In the Senate, Mr. Ingalls sub mitted a resolution In reference to counting the Electoral voto. The bill conferring upon the Indians land in severalty was airuln taken up biuI discussed ut longtli 'and m,raln went over without action In the House, the Postal Teli'irraph hill wa reported back and placed on the calender. Mr. Ilieknell (I)., Ind.) culled up the resolution proposing a joint rule for counting the Electoral voto. Alter a vain eltort to ai vivo arNoine determination in refcrenco to tho time to be consumed in the debate, Mr. Illcknoll de manded the previous question. Mr. Conner (It., Mich.) raised the question of consideration. Tlio yeas and nays insulted yeas,l:iU; nays, 124 in favor of taking up tho Electoral resolution a strict party vote, ex cept Messrs. Felton, Speer and Stephens (all of Georgia), who voted in the negative with the Uepublicans. Of the Grecnbaekers Ladd ami btevenson voted in the Hnlrmatlvo. and Jones, Lowe, Russell (N. C), March, (ill- lette. Weaver and 1'ocuni in tho negative. Mr. Ilieknell again demanded the previous question, pending which Mr. Conger moved there bo a call of the House. Tho tactics of the Republican sido wero to answer to their names on a cau ot tun iionse nut to remain silent upon a motion to table the appeal, thus leaving the House without a quorum and forcing a call of tho House. Finally, lit 4 p. m.. tho Democrats, becoming convinced that thuv had not streneth enough to forco u vote on tho pref lous question, yielded to a motion to aujourn. . Jax. 27. A monster petition, signed by 32,000 names, headed by Wendell Phillips. Ilishop Simpson and Rev. Joseph Cook, prav ing Congress to observe the treaties nindo with tho Indian tribes, and in tho future to do justice to the remnants of that people, was presented In the Semite by Mr. Dawes. The Naval Appropriation bill pimsed. Mr. Ileck made a lengthy speech ducod fiv him. farorlnir free whins, and Sir. 111 HniMHU t III U lUBIMMlHII! lilt" II 1UM V lllim Klainc, in replv, urgea upon Congress tho duty of irivimr some substantial tncouriiiromont to American shipping uonipanlns. Tho bill to establish an assay offlce la St. Louts passed. ..In the House tne contested election case of Yoatcs vs. Martin was taken up, and after several speeches tho previous question was demanded. Tho Kepuiiucans refusing to vote lel t the House without a quorum and it ad- lournou. Jan. 23. In the Senate, Mr. Blaine in troduced a bill for the establishment of Unttod 8tates ocean tnall service and revival of for eiirn commerce on Americnn stoainshiDS. Mr. Jtliilno said no introduced the Old as a substitute for the one which was the subject of Mr. Iteck's speech on tho previous day, namely, free ships. It provides for the pay ment to owners of American steamships of compensation lor carrying tne mails varvlng, according to conditions, from $.10 to yti per nautical nine, ilia bin was reiurrcu, The Indian land-ln-severatly bill was further discussed and again went over. Mr. Saunders, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported favorably, with an amend went, the bill to provido lor the sale of part oi tue reservation ot the umalia tribe lanus lu the Stnto of Nebranka, and lorotherpurposes, Amomr the bills introduced wa one bv Mr. Klrkwood (by request) To aid tho Unttod Htntes Postal Telegraph Company In the con struction and operation of postal telegraph lines. The resolution calling ou the Secretary of state for all Information In relation to tho Halifax fishery award was ndonted. The lious spent the ontirg day in Committee of Urn Whole ou the private calendar, nnd en joyed a long political discussion over the merits of a bill lor the relief of Mrs. E. P. Page, widow of Capt. Page of the U. 8. Navy. The amount involved is $l:Ui. which was duo Cunt. 1'atre. upon his resignation from ths Navy In 1801, tho reason of his resignation being that ins state nau seceaeu iroui tue union. LATE NEWS ITEHS. In the pedestrian contest for the O'Leary belt, which closed at New York on the 2Uth, five men remained to the close of the match. The score is as follows: Hughes, 608 miles 3 laps; Albert, 658 miles; Vint, 650 miles; Krob.ne.529 miles; Howard, 515 miles, Howell's best record, of 5U6 miles 63 yards, was passed by nughes four hours ahead of the time when Howell accomplished the same distance, nughes Is entered for the Astley belt race in London. Tns residence of Mr. Wiley Emery, near Casey villo, Ky., burned on the night of the 2Sth,and Mr. Emery and seven children perished in the flames. Foul play is bus pected, as the neighbors who discovered the fire used every effort to arouse the Inmates of the house, but without success. Mr. Emery was reported to have had a large sum of money in his house. J. O. Ccshino and Andrew Lesker were instantly killed by the explosion of some cans of nltro-glycerlno which they were thawing out, at Kinsea Junction, ten miles south of Bradford, ra. The build ing was blown to atoms and several persons standing outside were injured. Gen. Btjford, who killed Judge El llott at Frankfort, Ky., has been acquitted on the ground of insanity. Db. Washington F. ITarbaugh, a prominent citizen and dentist of Tiqua, O on the evening of tho 20th shot his wife through the head with a revolver, killing her almost instantly. He then with a shot gun blew off the top of his own head. Dr Uarbaugh was about 89 years of age. For some time past he had been addicted to drink and when under its Influence was ex tremely quarrelsome. " He had sev eral times beaten his wife, who was a most estimable woman Only a few months ago she was compelled to hide for nearly a week to escape from her brutal husband. Three yonng children are left orphans by this tragic occurrence. Thb brothers Albert P. and Charles E. Talbot have been found guilty of the murder of their father, at Maryville, Noda way County, Mo., in September last and sentenced to be hanged on tho 2fth day of March next. The scene in court following the Jud sentence was most distressing, the mother, sisters and other relatives of the doomed men being present and expressing their grief In the most heart-rending manner. In the Senate, on the 29th, Mr. In galls' resolution In reference to the Electoral count was by a party vote referred to the Committee on Electoral Count. Mr. Davis tii'.I to confirm the title of Chicago to eertain lands on the lake front was passed. Th Houe finally disposed of the Yeates-Martln rontivted case by giving the seat to X eates aud he was duly sworn in. ANOTHER RAILROAD HORROR. Datnlli of One of the Many Recent Kail- road Accident A Train on the New York di Erie Hood Thrown from the Track And Met on Fire, nnd Four Men Burned to Ilenth, Et.MinA, N. Y January 23. Ema train No. 12, from Buffalo, left Elmlra last night at eleven o'clock for Now York. The train consisted of ono postal car, ono ex press car, two baggage cars and nine passen ger coaches, most of them Pullman sleepers. hen nvo miles west of Owoyo, noar Tioga Center, one of tho driving-wheel axles of the locomotive broke close up to the wheal, and tbo entire train, which was going at tbo rate of thirty-five miloi an hour, was thrown from the track. The accident occurred where there was no embankment The engine kept Its feet, the engineer applying the air-brakes ns soon as ho felt the shock. The oars were stopped very quickly, but the forward onca wero .turned Mint and over two or three times, some going on one sido of tho track and some on the Other. The engineer and flromnn escaped unhurt. Tho po.ual-car oon tallied four clerks. This car almost Instantly took Are and burned like gunpowder. Tbo oil lamps usod probably ex ploded and added fuol to the tiro. Every man in the cur was roaslo d to a crisp. The remains of ono, who weighed over two hundred pounds, were gathered up and put In a small box. In the express car was a messenger, Henry Brewer, of Elmlra, and efforts wero made to relieve him. A hole was out in a side door of the cur so that he got his bead out, but hi legs were fastened hy the plled-up mass of express manor. Tho truln men tried to pull him out, but the llamas drove tboiu away. Tbey saw his hair and whiskers burned off, and then be put bis hand up to his eyes aud fell back. Into tho II a in o. 1 he men In tbn postal car must have per ished very quickly, as not a sound came from the wreck except tho ornckllng of tho flames. The namoj of tho dead are : Joseph lteding- cr, mall agent; honry C. Brewer, express agent, of Elmlra; Mull Agent Seybolt, of Mount Hopo; Mail Agent Ingraham, of Ding- bamton; Mall Weigher Fox, of New York. he'remnins woro taken to Owego, where aa luquest was held. WHAT A PASSKKOSR SAW. Nkw Yokk, January 23. The passengers onthotrain wrecked at Tioga Station roachod New York to-night. Among them was Henry CVilat, of Cleveluud,Goneral Manager of th j South Shore Line, ono of the pussenyiTS in tho forward sleeping oar. Ha said to a Trihuns reportor; Tho crash oc curred at about 11:55 o'clock, I should think- some time aftor 1 hal gone to bed. It was ery severe, and I woke with a start. Hastily putting ou my coat, I rushed out and found myself one of the llrst on thu ground. At ooce began to look out tor tho union u iate people n the forward cars. The soono that presented Itself was terrillo. The postal car, which was dlroctly behind tho engine, had been throwu otl into a Held at right angles to tho track, at a distanco of nearly ono hundred foct, and It was smashed all to pieces. The llamos Ira mediately began to rUo from It, doubtless caused by the flro In tho stoves and tbo ex plosion of the kerosene lamps with which the car was lighted, und in less than five minutes tho wbolo car was In a blozo, which lighted up the baro Holds around with gbartly glare. It lay In a heap undor n large elm tree, which soon took tiro and was cuvelopod In flames. Nothing could bo seen at first ot t,bo mail clerks who had occupiod tho car. and no sound was board from thorn. Hut when the roof ot tho car caved In throo ot the bodies could be distinctly socn huddiod up In one corner of the car, where it Is supposed they weretlirown nud killed by the llrst shock. The other body was found lu the opposite oml of tbo car, and nil were so charrcJ and blnckcnej that Idciill- tlcallou was almost Imposs.ble. ''Tbo cars which followed the postal oat were not thrown from the r radwoy, but were lying across tho track in tho utmost confu sion. Tbo oxpross and baggago cars and the smoking car wore oU the track, and tho first caught fire lmmodlat ely. The door to It was oomplo'oly blocked by tho express matter in the car, and Ilrewer, the agent, was impris oned amid tho tlnmo.4. His oriel attracted attention and great efforts woro made to ex tricate hlra from his torrible position, but In yaln. Ho bad managed to get his head out of a small window in the ond of tho car, whore be begged in plteom tonos for thoso outsldo to snvohlm. Tho door was forced open a few lnohei, which lot In tho air, and the flames bursting out ot the window, be fell back with a groan and was not seen again alive. The passongers had by this time oolloeted from all parts of the train, and were supplied with shov els from the village. Tbey tried to extin guish the tlamos by throwing snow upon the burning cars. They were soon assisted by the Fire Department of Owego. The three forward cars were burning at tbe same time, and soon afterward the smoklng oar began to blaze. One of those bad boon oc cupied by the Alabama Negro Mlnstrol Troupe, tbe mombers of which had been ablo to osoape without any furthor lnjurios lhau some severe soratobos and bruises. This car was lying on its side, and it was some time be fore all got out with tho assistance of those outside. The baggage-master, Perry, was found to have dislocated bis arm, and I assisted two other men in pulling bis arm Into Joint while he lay on tbe snow. After this he worked like a Trojan, and with the help of some of the passengers he was able to save every piece of baggage. Tbe coolness and good discipline displayed by the employes on the train was re markable. It was by their efforts that a seri ous panio was prevented. As it was. all tbe paseengors wore at first much frightened, many rushod from the oars, half dressed, but when they saw the danger "was over they be. earn quiet, and were very willing to lond tholr assistance In caring for those, who were in jured and In putting out the Ore." . Exposure and Death in the Snow. Ox Thursday, December 00, at 1:90 p. ra. Mr. Silas C. Lowe loft hero on foot to take messages up to the steamer John Gates, at Simmons' Landing, distance about twelve miles. He passed our section in good spirits. Two Indians going from here for Wallula were some distance ahead of hiin and brokethepatb lor him. It seems that he wont within about three miles of the steamer and then turned back. Nothing was heard of him until yester day about one p. m., when Messrs. Koach and Anderson came down from the Gates. After walking about three miles .this way they saw blood on the trail and sprinkled along on the snow and places where tbe snow was stamped down as If a person had been crawling and rolling in It. They saw Thore he bad walked from the railroad track out to a telegraph pole, evidently to get kindling to make a fire. Thoy found matches in one place where he had tried to make a flro. Tbey came on until within six miles of this plaoe, whore tbey found Mr. Lowe lying la the snow and In a dying condition. He was Just gasping for breath. His hands were bleeding. Tbe skin was torn from his flngors and hands In several places, which I suppose he did In trying to get sage brush to make a Are, as he had no knife with blm. Mr. Koach came on Into town as fast as possible to bring the news, and as soon as I heard it I ordered our little swltob engine to go out and bring blm in. We to k a box car and a doien citizens. We wero detained sometime by the snow on tbo track about a foot deep. We arrived the-e about fifteen minutes totwoand found him dead. Cor, ArV uin l Qriymfcin. ITM AJiD rOLNT. A good housokteper A watch dosr. Toronto Grip. The shoemaker has a chance of being the last man when tho world comes to an end. A'ew Orleans 1'icayune. The girl who was courted by a spruco young lawyer said she liked to bo pro tected oy the strong,rm oi the law. Theue is not a Smith in tho United States Senate, and yet that body is sup posed to represent the peoplo. Phila delphia News. A boy who can eallop alone the walk with three boys on a sled behind him nnds an armful of wood, a back-break ing burden. Detroit Free Press. A young city fellow bouirht a farm last winter. lie bad a fine orchard of about two hundred apple trees, and a few weeks a?o he tapped "Wery one of them for cider. Kenncbeo (Ale.) Jour nal. ; A little girl living down town was saying her prayer the other evening and had just finished "give us this day our daily bread," when a precocious four-year-old brother exclaimed, "Say took les, Mamy I" Troy Times. A big six-footer was lifting for all he was worth on a wagon wheel which was stuck, when a little two-foot mite of humanity, nearly as broad as he was long, and just out of long dresses and into pants, with hands in his pockets and a swagger ing air, sang out : Mister, do you want me to help you? I can grunt while you lift." South End Maiden asks: When a young man comes twice a week with a carriage and takes a young lady to the theater and to a supper afterward, and makes her magnilicent presents, what ctoos it indicate?" It indicates, ma'am, that he has got more money to fool away than we have. Boston Post. An, well! our lives are something like old papers I We serve our day and then are shelved at last. T.tlfA TtlKrna ntntlt hfr nMntnM In (hnl. n.n.Mi Home pages are blanks and misprints, and nie cast Away forever; others, free iroui stain, Bear virtue's Impress, and us Joys remain. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. An electric railway experiment is pro posed ior i aris. TnE exports of grain from the port oi New York during the year 1880 reached 107,000,000 bushels, an excess of nearly 13,000,000 bushels over the exports ol any previous year. The Denver and Eio Grando Railroad Company has awarded a contract for 141 uarrow-gauge locomotives to the Baldwin Cumnany of Philadelphia. The machines are to be delivered this year Tho cost is over $1,000,000. The corrosion of iron in boilers Is due, for the most part, accordini? to M Lodin, to the afcorption by the iron of the oxygen in the water, and but slightly by the absorption of oxvgen set free by Al. -J 'Li - wiu uuuuiupusiuon oi tne water. The life of a submarine telefrranh cable is shown by experience to be from ten to twelve years. If a cable breaks in deep water after it is ten years of age, it can not be lifted for repairs, as it will break of its own weight a fatal diffi culty, and for which there seems to be no practicable remedy. The Photographic News describes a detective camera, the invention of Mr. Bolas. It is like a shoeblack's block, and may be slung over the shoulder with a strap. It carries gelatine plates already in position, and a lens that is always in locus for any mstance from twenty to thirty feet. It may be dropped in the street any time the owner sees a group he wants a picture of. When it touches the ground a bulb is squeezed ana tne exposure is maae. Compressed peat in London, and maeea in almost an tne towns of con siderable size throughout Great Britain, is rapidly coming into use. On one of the most important railroad lines, too, compressed peat has for some time past been used, and with entire satisfaction, the fact appearing, from the engineer's report, that twenty-one pounds of peat will raise steam for a mile of transit, while the number of pounds of coal required to do the same work is twenty- six. Its cost is less than one-half that of coal. The metric system seems to be mak ing progress in this country. In the Marine Hospital service it has proved an unqualified success, and the Medical Journal states that nearly all visiting lists, call-books and dose-books, as well as works on Materia Medica, are now being printed with metrio equivalents, uir'le in many medical colleges it is now hardly possible for students to learn, or the instructor to impart, such branches as histology, physiology, chemistry. etc., without introducing the metrio system. An Extraordinary Magnet. Mr. and Mrs. John V. Collins, re siding at 117 East Ninth Street, St. Paul, are astonished, almost dismayed, at a remarkable peculiarity only lately ob served in their son, a boy 10 years old. The boy is a healthy one, with nothing odd in his appearance except that close observers might consider his head dis proportionately large. He attends a lower-town Catholio school, and in school appears as a rather bright scholar, Dut wunout particularly siuui ous habits just a stout 10-year-old boy, with a boy's inclination for play and mischief, but quick to learn when he has to study. The peculiarity is that the boy's left hand is a wonderfully strong magnet. Metal articles of light weight attach themselves to his hand so that considerable force is required to remove them. Knives, pins, needles, buttons, etc., enough to cover his hand, will thus attach themselves so firmly that tbey can not be shaken off. Still more, the attraction is so strong that a common coal-scuttle can le lifted by it, and heavier implements have been lifted by rtroneer persons taking hold of his arm With heavy articles, however, the boy complains of sharp pains darting along his arm. in a lesser degree nis icit arm and the whole left side of his body ex crU the same power ; but it is not at all manifest on his right side. A scientific investigation of tho phenomenon has Young Folks. BABVS VALENTINE. " Witat shall I send to thobahy?" ht. Valentine ponders to-day, "I know she'd teel hurt if nuglectod, For girls always do, bo they say. "Fho is alrnoxt too little for bonbons. And pictures, though well In their way, Are not good enough tor my lady, bo what shall I do; who can say? " If 'twas summer, I'd send her some roses, To match cheeks as blooming ami fair; Or stars could 1 get them or sunbeam i As bright us bur own silken buir. "There's naught that's too good for tho darling. Bo lnnoci'tit, glndsome and free. Who brigbteiiB our lives wh b her l iughtor, And drives uwuy care with her glee. "Then what shall I send to the bahy? 1 with I could find something new, i As fresh and as pure as my lady; Ah, now I know what 1 will do. " I will JuBt send hor plenty of kisses, Too many there never can bo, And surely the shyest of Misses Will take them from un old chnp like mo." ST. Valemike. IiulUinaixilti Journal. THE DIFFERENCE IN TREES. A Ten-Minute Merman to Children. The Bible compares men to trees: good men to good trees and bad men to corrupt trees. David says that a good man is like a fruit-tree, planted by the channels of water, and yielding fruit in its season. In tho ninety-secoud Psalm it is said that the righteous shall flour ish like the imlm tree, and shall prow like a cedar in Lebanon. Isaiah speaks of those whom the Lord has redeemed as trees of righteousnoss; tho plant ing of the Lord. ' In the Sermon on tho Mount Jesus likens bad men to cor rupt trees that bear evil fruit. And Judo compares the wicked to trees that have boon plucked up by the roots, aud the fruit of which has withered. If you have evef walked through a largo for est, you have discovered that there are a great many different kinds of trees. And these different kinds of trees sug- rrftut. tliA ftirTnrnimna wn ana in mm. They may be said to represent charac ter. There is the elder, for example. You aee it growing alon tho fences, it oc:s like quite a strong treo when it grows large; but when you cut through the trunk or stalk you find that it is hollow. You would hardly want to take it for a cane and lean your weight upon it if you were lame. It would be very apt to break and give you a fall. flow, men or boys who are not con trolled by principle are like these elder trees, iou can t depend upon them. They are unreliable. They may look well, but it will not do to trust them. There is a hollow spot in their charac ter, like the hollow heart of tho elder tree. . sometimes, wnen you go out for a walks in the country, you come to a lit tle stream of water; and along its banks you lind perhaps a great many bushes or trees with slender yellow twigs. We call them willows. If you take one of these twigs in your hand, even quite a large one, you fJud that it yields to your slightest touch, iou can bend and twist it with perfect ease. And some boys are like these willow twigs. Thoy are pliant They are easily turned aside from tho right path. They yield to very slight temptation. It is hard for them to say No! when sinners en tice them, and to stand up for tbe truth in the face of opposition. We say of such boys that they have no moral strength, no backbone. They are like willow twigs, One variety of the trees that line the sidewalks in some of our cities is called the ailanthus. It is a native of China, believe, but has been transplanted from its far-oil Eastern home into Ln- gland and Scotland and America. Some people aumire it; out u tho blossoms of the ailanthus are as disagreeable to you as they are to me, you would rather go out of your way a block or two than to get the strong, sickening odor. Let me tell you who these ailanthus trees in the time of blossoms remind mo of. They make mo think of boys who have lormed filthy and disgusting habits; of thoso who deiile their mouths and soil their lips with the juice of tobacco, or with strong drink; or who smoke poor nio-nra nr dirt.v rnnpa niit.il t.liov Vinnomn offensive to people who are neat and clean; or wno use ioui and proiaue words, the unmistakable index of a bad heart. I hopo that no lad who reads this will consent to become a moral ailanthus. Then, away off in that Eastern world from which the ailanthus comes, there grows another tree of which you have all read, of which you may have read somo things that are not true. It does not grow in China, but to the south of It, in the Sunda and Philippine Isl ands. It is called the upas-tree. Upas is the Malay word for poison. From the juice of this tree tho Malays pre pare a poison in which they dip the points of their arrows. A wound inflict ed by one of these poisoned arrows is generally fatal. The storv of a rjoison vallov in tho Island of Java, into which it is danger ous to venture because of the odor of the upas-treo, is a mero fable, is a narrow valley in Java in There wnictr neither animal nor vegetable lue can subsist; but this is owing to great quan tities of carbonic acid gas constantly escaping from tho earth, the presence of which is as fatal to the upas-tree as to any othor. Tho real upas, with its poisonous juice, may be said to repre sent evil men and bad boys, whose in fluence is hurtful and poisonous. Sol omon warns us against them in the Book of Proverbs. He says: " Walk not thou in tho way with them. Refrain thy foot from their path." We ought to avoid them as we would the upas trees if they really gavo out a poisonous and deadly odor. But there are other trees which rep resent characters of a nobler sort. I want to speak of two or three of these. Did you ever sail up the Hudson in the day time? If so you may have no ticed, at many points, a dark evergreen tree with a handsome, cone-shaped top. It is commonly called the cedar, though I believe its right name is the Dr. Now these fir trees often grow in clusters, sometimes many acres in ex tent. And one peculiarity that thsy have is that of crowing on rough and s4M Our soil. Ono would thiuk that the barren ness of many of these places would dis-! courage nny treo. But it is just ltero that the lir tieo arrows in tho irrcatust profusion and perfection, dod has" made them, it would nsom,' on purpose" to adorn and beautify ... these , waste piaoes. I remember once conversing with a couplo of bright young English1 men on the deck of a Hudson jUyerr steamboat, who could hardly.be con vinced that the beautiful and shapely lir trees that we saw on a rocky ledgo ou the west bank, not far above Newburgb wero just as God made them grow. They supposed that soma no , had trimmed and cultivated them. . Do you not know some peoplo Who tire ' like these iir some who live in plain homes, whose life is very lowly, wlio 'mako no noiso in the world, whoiie ,lotis,a Joard. one, but who so adorn the bumble homo, and cheer and bless the lives that are bems lived around them, that you cannot help feeling, somehow, that God put them where they are for;that very purpose? They beautify and brightfcp what would otherwise be ' a 1 bart-en waste. Remember' that however ob scure your life may be, you can make it beautiful with tho beauty or tne Loru Jesus Christ, and can help to iuake somo homo that would otherwise bo bald and unattractive a bright aild i happy place. ; , ;, How many little hands bavo been busy this fall gathering the golden, or russet, or bright red products of tho apple orchards? Tho applo tree' rnay not be very graceful or grands but it has a peculiar beauty to our eyes, bo cause of its usefulness. AH' 'through the long winter wo rejoice in its 'fruit. And I know a good many homely .peo ple, who dress plainlv, and wno iiiuko no show in tho world, but whose kind ness of heart, and willingness ;to, help others, and daily endeavor to make themselves useful, give a beauty to their life which is greatly to be preferred to the short-lived beauty of a pretty , face. We forget how plain thoy are. nicy come to look handsome, to us. ino beauty of the soul shines out an their features, and makes tho most rugged f ace. beautifuL , , . ,: i..u . i Mv time is un. I fear, but there is oue other tree that I want to speak bf."'..I mean the oak. What a sturdy, vigor ous tree it is! You can depend upon it, from tho stout trunk down to the small est branch. The lame' man'Tnny,''lcan with conlidonce upon his staff; of .pak. When tho oak treo grows, as. it oiten does, on the bleak lull sidd; : fhe fade winds only make it take deeper rqqt. It is a good representative of .a typo of maunoou mat we love to meet, hb speak of men who have " a' heart; of oak." We mean those men. ,who can be depended on, who are true to their principles, loyal to their convictions of duty, bold and firm in their defense of the right, steady and persistent in ad vocating what they believe td be truth; men who never desert a friend in his hour of need or prove false to any trust. A little English boy was left by his father at the main entrance to the Bank of England one morning, with orders.to remain there until his father came Ont. But tho latter, being detained longer than he anticipated, forgot his boy, and passed out by another door. Jlo did not think about him until late ' m"5 tue afternoon; but he said to a friend 'that he knew just where to loak for the child. He was "sure that tho little fel low had obeyed ordera.' "Aud i Stire enough, when they . got to the entrance to the bank, there he was, tired and hungry, and wondering why father did not come, but with no thought of yield ing to his weariness and of abandoning his post. That boy had in him the mak ing of a man with a heart of oak. vnu Which of the trees that have been spoken of will you take as your, repre sentative P Will you bo like the hollow hearted elder, the pliant) willow, tho unsavory ailanthus, the poison upas, or will you try to be like the mddest'lir tree, which gladdens the waste places ot earth, or tho apple, which commends itself by its friutfulncss, or the oak, deep-rooted and sturdy, and ' sound' of heartP Rev.- John Teal, in Christian Union. ' , ,-. , A Friendly Horse. 1 t u . Some boys had placed td "a 1 Hold a snare by which they hoped to datch a rabbit It was a sort of noose made- of coarse, twisted grass. Fido, the dog, put one of his fore-foot in tho uooso, and in trying to- get 1 away his log was doubled up by it Ho limped off howl ing to his friend Hero, an old borso that was grazing noar by. ' Fido lifted up his leg, and Hero at once saw what was the matter, but liero nau no knife with which to cut tho noose. What could he do? He did not stay long in doubt. He put down his head, andbe-. gan to gnaw at mo noose. ,,j.aKin good care not to bite Fido, he nibbled at the wisp or twisiou grass tin it dropped off, and the good dog was free. You should have seen Fido as ho scampered round, jumped up and barked at his old friend. "Barked at him?" Yos; but it was all in, play, as much as to say, "You dear old Hero! How I thank vou! I will do as much Lfor you, should youevergwt into trouble. uow. wow, wow!" , And Hero galloped round, and threw up his heels, but took good care not to hit his friend Fido. Each seemed to bo flad in the feeling that a kind act had een done. ' " "' J'" ' This is a true story. Nursery. I German newspapers are beginning to take German women to task fpr tho r slavish imitation of Paris fashions. The excuse for this imitation is that there is something "fine" in Parisian. designs which Teutonic taste is incapable of originating. The real reason, however, according to the newspapers, is that every German woman tikes ,to( bo dressed like the women in the class above her own; and in the highest classes it has become a sort of tradition that elegance in dress is unattainable except by strict obedience to French dictation. A prominent Berlin journal is bold enough to denounce this tradi tion as a mere superstition. Many of the fashions imported from Paris, it says, are repugnant to good taste; and the writer calls upon German society leaders to assert the National indepenu ,, I. n ;.. it ;..ni i .ill'