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THE 1 OÜSE BELOW THE IIII.E. BY MRS. S. M. B. 1'IATT. You ask me of the farthest star. Whither your thought can climb at will. Forever questioning child of mine. I fear it Is not half ho far As is the house below the hill. Where one oor lamp begins to shine. The lamp that is of death the sign. Has it Indeed been there for years. In rain and snow, with ruined roof For (iol to look through, day and night. At man's despair and woman'i tears, While with myeelf 1 stood aloof, As one by some enchanted ri?ht Held high from any ghastly sight? One of mv children lightly sid, "Oh nothing, (Why must we be stillt Only the people have to cry ' Ikn-ause the woman's child Is dead There in the house below the hill. I wish that we could see it fly, It has gold wings, and that is why!" Gold wings it has? I only know What wasted little hands it had. That reached to me for pity, but Before I thought to give it oh, On earth's last rose bud. faint and wtd, Ts cold than mine had been, they shut. Sharper than steel some things should cut! I thought tho mother showed to me, With something of a noble scorn (Whfii morning mocked with bird and dew), That brief and bitter courtly Which awes us in the lowliest born. Ah. soul, to thine own self be true; -God's eyes, grown human. loU thee through! "We need no help we neded it. You have not come In time, ana so Tlie women here did everything. You did not know? You did not know?" 1 surely saw the dark brows knit. To let the living die for bread , Then bring fair shrouds to hide the dead! What time I cried with Rachel's cry, I wondered that I could not wring, "While sitting at the grave forlorn. Compassion from you alien sky, That knows not death nor anything That troubles man of woman born, have that he wounded Christ with thorn. II v sorrow had the right to find Immortal pityT I could sit, Kot hearing at my very feet The utter wailing of my kind, And dream my dream high over it! Oh human heart, what need to beat. If nothing save your own is sweet! Ah me, that fluttering flower and leaf. That weird, wan moon and pitiless sun. And my own shadow in the gratis. Should hhje from me this common grief! WasI not dust? What had I done? In that fixed face as in a glass I saw myself to judgment pass? Atlantic. KIDD'S MONET. Goilelr-sn Jfrwjmen Itlgginz for It Day and Mght. .Letter to the Philadelphia Times. In the unexplored little world cast of the Delaware river is the province of New Jer sey; in the eastern boundary of this province is" the county of Monmouth; in the eastern part of Monmouth is the township of Ocean; through Ocean township flows Shark river, and oti the south shoure of Shark river stands Money Hill. Money Hill is a ereat heap of sand. It is tall (for New Jersey) and broad and steep. Standing on its summit, and looking east, the ocean may be seen, all its billows smoothed down by the distance into one beautiful sheet of blue. On the wcs4 the vast forest of stunted Jersey pines, knotted and gnarled, soughing in the wind, of no earthly use but to fehelter rabbits and pheasant?. North and south, the broad river and other salt water ponds, and beyond them, either way, nothing but unendin; stretches of bleak sand. Shark Island is another name that has been given to Monsey Hill, and CotMn Island Is still another. Shark Island, the natives say, be cause there are no sharks there; CofiVn Island, perhaps, because there are no coffins there, and "island," without doubt, because it is not an island at all, but a little promon tory jutting out of the main land. In the sands of Money Hill are buried the countless treasures of Captain Kidd so sev eral hundreds of guileless Jerseymen think and scores of men are burrowing into the sides of she hill in the hope of unearthing the ca.sh. They have been doing this, peri " odically for years, till all the outer surface has been turned over and over scores of times without any profitable results. There are two things that make it abso lutely certain (in the minds of the New Jer seymen) that Captin Kidd's treasures are buried in Money Hill. Some hunters one day saw something shining at their feet. They picked it up; it wis a Spanish coin. Searching further they found several more like it, but all in different places. For many years these coins wepe shown to incredu lous strangers, but at length their material value proved too great for the strength of the tradition, ind they went the way of all coin hereabouts for cheese and applejack. Years after this, but still many yeais ago, a South Carolinian wandered up into eastern Jersey. He was luxurious in his tastes, and break fasted every morning on clams fresh dug from the beach. One morning his host, Jimmy Allen, the owner of Money Hill, said to hi in. "Let ns go up the hiil this morning and eat our clams where we can see the vessels sailing by." So they went up. The grass was green and the sand was soft, and they enjoyed nature and the clams together. Presently the southerner asked, ''What is the name of this hill?" "Money Hill," said Jimmy Allen. ."Why." said the toutherner. "thafs curious; that's the very name of a hill that a clairvoyant in Charleston told me Captain Kidd's treasures are buried in; and, by the way, this is just the hill she described to me." Then he told the story the clair Toyant had told him, and before the c)ams were digested it was arranged that the south erner should dig in the hill, and give Allen ten per cent of all that was found. A few ' day3 afterward he went to digging. One night the South Carolinian dissao peared. The hill was furrowed and bur rowed and bore the marks of many a hard day's work. But with the digger' disap pearance the excitement died away, and for many a long day nothing mere was thought about poor Kid's money A Ion; time afterward, however, the southerner reap peared. He went away in homespun and cowhide; he came back in broadcloth and patent leather, on his fingers were sparkling lewels. in his pocket a costly watch.- "A large fortune had unexpectedly been left him," he said, but nobody believed this, and everybody jumped at the conclusion that he had dug' his fortune out of Money Hill. Then the excitement began again. When ever a Monmouth count) farmer gets the gold fever he goes to digging in Money Hill. &o they attacked the hill aguin. Again they found nothing, and again in a few weeks the excitement began to subside. The southener went south again and the farmers went to hoeing potatoes. But a few weeks ago the author of all their misery came back again, tili wearing his broadcloth and diamond. He looked about the countv for a few davs, selected a piece of ground, bought it and Be gan to build a house. The fine clothes came off and old blouse went on; be Bet out to do the building himself. "Don't you see what that's for?" the Jer seymen say. "He's ging to have secret places in the house to store his gold away, and be don't want anybody else to know about them. That's plain enough. He knows there's more money in the Hill, and !ie's going to dig it out." This the Jerseymen couldn't stand. They "had been digging for that gold ail their lives, and to have a man with a palmetto tattooed on his arm come and take it away was too much for them. So they went to digging themselves, and they're digging now. This, in brief, is the history of the latest gold excitement at Money Hill. Last night a dozen men were digging in the side of the hill. From a side window in my little corner room in the hotel, which faced the sea, 1 could see lights on the hill, one big light and several smaller ones, and 1 braved the snow and the sharks and the dead Indians that are said to haunt the place, and went up the hill. Only two of the men were at work, the others were looking on. The two were shoveling sand out of a big hole in the side of the hill, and they were all within twenty ' feet of a little Indian burying-ground, whose whereabouts was made known by 20 or 30 irregular little mounds nearly hidden under the snow. Very little work was doing. They had brought nothing out and were about to give it up for the night. They did not gener ally, they said, work after dark, but had made up "a little party for the evening as much for amusement as for profit. They had worked at it a short time in the after noon, they said, with the same result. They would probably dig the next day and per haj the next, as long, in short., as the ex citement lasted. When the diggers shouldered their picks an ! shovels and went down the hill they began to tell wonderful tales of ghosts and gobblijs, Indians and gold hunters, legends choice and rare. And when several of them were seated about the hotel stove, a few minutes later, the yarns (good yarns, too,) flew fast that it was impossible to wind them. I. managed to catch the most of them, however, and, having a cord or two saved, will send you down a box full of. assorted legends to-morrow. RREAR MAKIXU. Some Hints a to the Manufacture of the MafXorLlfe. As a most difficult branch of a housekeep er's duties bread making requires a generous stock of patience and a vast deal of experi ence. The skill of it is in no sense intui tive, but acquired through repeated failures and doubtful successes; and even the ac cepted receipt of many a housewife makes a poor apology for a perfect loaf of bread. The best receipts get hard usage in unskilled hands, and the indifference which much bread making betrays would spoil any rule and offend any table. Teaching is worth something, but in this, as in most other skilled employ ments, experience is everything. The women's centennial committee, who com piled the national cookery book, consider the chief evil of much bread making to be the use of saleratus or other baking powder, and enjoin upon their sisters to do away with this vicious custom. Were there no such thing as saleratus, considering the uses to which it is often put, the dining tables of the present genera tion would, perhaps, offer a more whole some diet, certainly a more acceptable bread, where such a powder is now used; and where the common and unhealihy biscuits, with their so frequently sulphur streaked surfaces, which require special training of the stomach for even a passable digestion, driven away from every dining room, the effect w ould be of immense importance. Mr. Tegetrueier, in his Handbook, explains the process by which bakers make their bread so light and spongy. They mix a little of the Hour they are about to use with water and the yeast, and set it to rise some time before mixing up the mass of dough. In this way less yeajt is required, and by this whole "sionge" acting as a fer- mect, the bread is much bet ter and softer than made in the ordinary way. The rising of the dongh is quickened by adding to the sponge a small quantity of mashed boiled potatoes. To make half a peck of flour into bread on this system, mash three-fourths of a pound of well boilea mealy potatoes through a coarse seive or col ander, and mix with a pint of flour; mix an ounce anil a half of German dried yeast with a pint and a half of luke-warm water and strain into the flour and potatoes; beat the hole into a batter; cover with a blanket and set by the fire to rise. In two hours, if kept quite warm, this will have risen con siderably, and constitutes the "sponge." Beat this with the hand very perfectly, and mix with a pint and a half of nearly blood warm water (92 Fahrenheit), and pour into a half a peck of Hour, which has already had one and one-fourth ounces of salt mixed with it. Knead the whole into dough and let rise in a warm place two hours in warm weather, but longer in cold weather. Then turn out on a floured table, divide into pieces suitable for loaves, knead lightly into proper shape with only flour enough to keep it from adhering to the table. Fora still lighter bread a portion of the dough, when ready for the oven, should be well kneaded, with flour enough to make it rather solid, divide into small loaves or rolls, place on a slightly greased tin, and set in a warm place to rise again. Tben wash ovr the loaves with a little milk, and bake for about twenty minutes. Upon taking from the oven cover with a cloth to prevent the outside from becoming hard. Stale bread, which is far more healthy than new, may be made soft and palatable by covering closely with a tin and placing it lor half an hour in a very moderately heated oven. A Sw Mania. Cleveland Plaln&aler. There is an old man nearly "0 years of age, in the Fifth ward, who is a monomaniac on the subject of wood. He collects it with all the ardor that other monomaniacs do old china or books. He is well-to-do, and per fectly able to buy his wood, but it la said that he has not purchased any for years. He is a member of the church, but does not evi dently think it a sin to steal wood, al though he would no doubt be greatly shocked should he hear the exclamation made one day by one of his neighbors to the effect that he hoped when the old man died he would go where he would need no wood. If a stick of wood drops from a wagon or a board becomes loose on the side walk, it goes into his wood shed, is carefully sawed to an exact length and placed in a certain de partment where it belongs, for he divides the wood shed into departments, one divis ion -being for boards, another for split wood, etc. Every dav the old patriarch goes around on a foraging expedition and always comes home bearing a heavy load of wood. A few days ago some boards were placed on the side of the muddy pavement to walk on and two hours after they were put in place he carried them off and placed them in his alreadv over-full wood museum. A short time after a mechanic was building a new gate near his reidence, when be laid down some of the moulding and boards a moment and went after some tools. When he came back he saw the old man going into his woodshed with the boards on his shoul der. An arrest and trial for petty larceny would perhaps cure his lunacy. He has a son who bids fair to be a chip off the old blotk. A teamster of Columbus named William Behler a few days since received notification of the death of an uncle in Germany, whose will named Behler and five others as lega tees of his estate, the total value of which is stated at about $15,000,000 or $16,000,000. T FAILURE. New York Evening Post. The Lord, who fashioned my hands for work ing. Ret me a task and it is not done; I tried and tried since the early mornlriR, And now to the westwanl sinketn the sua! Noble the task that was klndlv given To one so little and weak as I ; Somehow my strength could never grasp It, Never, as days and years went by. t , , Others around me, cheerfully tolling, Showed me their work as they passed away; Filled were their hands to overflowing, Proud were their hearts and glad and gay. Laden with harvest Fpofl thev entered In at the golden gate of their rest; Laid their sheaves at the feet of the Master, Found their place among the blest. Happy be they who strive to help me. Falling ever in spite of their aid! Fain would their love have borne me with them. But I was unready and sore afraid. , I know now my task will never be flnNhed, And when the Master calleth my name, The voice will find me still at my labor Weeping beside It in weary shame. With empty hands I shall rise to meet Him, And when he looks for the fruits ol years. Nothing have I to lay before Him But broken efforts and bitter tears. Yet when He calls I fain would .tasten Mine eyes are dim and their light Is gone; And I am as wearied as though 1 carried A bundle of beautiful works well done. I will fold my hands npon my bosom. Meekly thus in the shape of His cross, And the Lord who made them so frail and feeble Maybe will pity their strife and loss. A FA. MO IS CRACKSMAN. A Pre Interview with Rolland, tire tileao Rtirglar. The Harrisburg Patriot publishes an inter view with Rolland, the noted burglar,' ar rested in Chicago some time since and taken east to answer for crimes committed in vari ous places, notably the robbing of a Pennsyl vania bank. He was detained in Harrisburg on his transit, and there the interviewer caught him, and describes his personal ap pearance as follows: The prisoner is probably five feet five or six inches in height, sparely built, has a broad, white forehead, hair thick, glossy and dark, wears a thick mustache; face clear, and of a classic appearance; nose aquiline; mouth rather small, the lips indicating self will and firmness; has, apparently, a full set of natural white teeth. He wore no shirt collar, but on his bosom was fastened a mag nificent diamond stud, and a small gold ring on one of the fingers of the left hand. His clothing was of dark cloth, fashionably made. Reporter You appear to have been liber ally educated, of good address and respecta ble family. Why da you follow an occupa tion so dangerous and unlawful? Rolland It is a morbid desire for excite ment and adventure. I have had adventure enough, Heaven knows, but have never im brued jy hands in blood. On the contrary, when a "job" was planned or carried out I have invariably instructed the men who were connected with me to take the conse quences if they took the life of any one in carrying out plans or finishing tip "jobs." Whv, sir, if I had been so dis posed I could have silenced Mr. Messersmith effectually on more than one occasion, taken all the money I desired and tied long before the fact would have been announced. I had no desire to injure him. He treated me with the utmost kindness and respect, and I could not, under any circumstances, have harmed a hair on his head. Some men in the procession are bloodthirsty and villain ous. I have no desire to be so. for I contend that I have as much feeling as the next man for my r fellow creatures. I admit, sir, that my occupation is unlawful and dangerously uncer tain. But take your men in public places now-a-days. They rob the people of thousands of dollars nay of millions and back out gracefully. Their friends come to their rescue, make" a big ado and finally worm them out of the meshes of the law. by hook or crook. Now I take from the vaults of a bank, where there is ait abund ance of wealth. Besides the mortification at the loss of money the public at large will not sutler from the act Besides, I have al ready told you, I give liberally of my ill gotten gains. Charity, you know,' covers a multitude of sias. Alluding to oases of conscience troubles, Rolland said: I believe in religion; that It is a sacred, holy thing. I am no hypocrite, either! Whv, sir, when I was at Chanibersburg, engineering this job, there was a great stir of religion there, from the fact that Moody and Sankey were carrying out the wark of evangelism in Philadelphia, and its influ ence was apparent all over the country. My wife and I were frequently pressed to attend church and the prayer meetings at Chambersburg. I said to her, 4 Go, if you like, with your lady frionds; I can not wear a cloak of religion to serve the devil in." Religion is too sacred a thing to trifle with. I may have some glaring faults, but I contend that I have also some redeeming traits. Reporter Are you an American by birth? Rolland No; I was born in Marseilles, France, in 1844; am in my 33d year. I have traveled a great deal of my time, hence the love of adventure and excitement is inhe rent in my nature. I have visited all the points of interest in Kurope, traveled through the Holy Land, Egypt, Palestine and up the Nile: have been in Australia and over the length and breadth of the United States in search of adventure., I was tenderly raised, and received a liberal edu cation before J left my native land. WHOLESALE WARMING. Mr. Holly's Plan for Heatlnar Whole Cities by Steam. The press has widely discussed the plan of Mr. Holly, of Lockport, New York, for heating cities by steam, diffused as gas now is, from a common reservoir. He has lately published a book on the subject, from which the following is an extract: In cities or towns of from 3,000 to 8,000 inhabitants, where the main business por tion docs not exceed one-half mile square, one set of boilers, located near the center of the place, with pipes leading out in four di rections, will do all the work. If the city is one mile square, four sets of boilers will be necessary. The main pipes that leave the boilers will be 4 inch, ana diminish to 3, 2XA, 2, li and 1 inch at the extreme end away from the boilers, the mains of 4 inches continuing as'the use along the lines may demand. The main pipes are placed about four feet below the surface of the earth. The iron pipes are first covered with asbestos, and then put in a wood pipe1 4 inches thick, and leaving a space for confined air between the asbestos and wood. This outside pipe keeps all water and moisture from the steam pipe, and prevents condensation. The pipes, both woou and iron, are put down in lengths of two feet, when they terminate in hollow, upright posts, firmly secured in the earth. The upper part of this post is arranged so as to receive the ends of the steam pipes through stuffing boxes to allow the pipes to expand and contract without moving the post The posta are also arranged so as to receive the ends of the service pipes either with or without expansion joints. It will be seen that the service pipes are not taken directly from the mains, but from the hollow supports, thus al lowing them to be attached or detached from the support instead of passing through the outside wooden pipe to enter the steam pipe, which could not be dope, because the steam pipe expands and contracts, while the wooden pipe does not Tests made during the month of July with very small pipe proves that steam may be carried through well protected pipes for a distance of a mile, and then be more economical than any other system. But it is thought that 1,200 or 1,500 feet each way, .making a half mile square, is about all that need be fin ished f rom.one location. This, even in a city with a population of 1,500, would in clude nearly all the business places, hotels, churches and schools. Buildings further out could be reached by a single line of small p'pe. Steam can be manufactured on a large scale for one-fourth the' cost that it is on a small scale for warming a single dwelling or block. You can stop the expense at any time by turning the steam cock in your house.whereas in the use of a private boiler, when you shut off the steam, combustion goes on just the same. DRIVEN TO DEATH. Poverty ami Trouble Accomplish Thl for n St. Lonls Profeanor. The St Louis papers have lull accounts ot a ghastly suicide of an old man, Professor E. L. Seymour. He taught classes in the modern lansuages and came to St. Louis about three months ago from Atlanta, Georgia, where he is said to have lived for two or three years, and from 1apers found-in his room it is inferred that ie was a man of no ordinary education. He hac diplomas from several schools of differ ent kinds in Germany, was at one time" di rector of the Dillenburg mining works, in Dillenburg, Nassau, Germany, and an hon orary member of the, folytechnic school of Dillenburg. His suicide, as was indicated by a diary found in his room, was caused by family and financial trouble, and was accomplished by cutting his throat When his room was opened late Monday night, Seymour sat upright, his head was thrown back, and his neck was cut nearly in two. The basin at his feet contained blood. The floor was covered with .blood, and in it lay the razor which had done the greater part of the work. On the bed lay another and shorter razor, also covered with blood. The razor on the Moor was an odd looking thing. Its blade had been straightened in a line with the handle, a stick had been placed alongside of it, a cloth had been wrapped around both, and this had been securely tied with string. The circumstances told a plain 6tory to Praedicow. Seymour had first taken a snort razor and made" a couple of slashes,, but the blade wabbled so in the handle that it was very unsatisfactory work, and liable to cut the fingers. So he got out his long razor and tied the stick to it as stated, making a long, steady weapon, the blade of which could not work back and forth. It posses sed the further desirable characteristic of being long enough to admit of being used by both hands. The first slash had been on the left side. The next one was on the same side and a little lower.and the third one still a little lower, but all ran into the same cut Then he turned his attention to the other side and made a deep cut. Then a second one near it, and then two more. He now had the front Of his throat all open; and he sawed away till he had no more strength, and until the blade reached almost to the spinal column. While he was doing this he held his head over the basin on the floor, to keep the blood from staining, bnt as he lost his consciousness he straightened up and his neck fell back, so that the balance of the blood ran upon the floor. The time at which he did it is, of course, unknown, but it seems probable as the bed wasjundisturbed, that it was done on Sun day afternoon. A MAD LOVER. Jealousy Makes a 'Missouri Youth Bun a 91 nek. ISedalia Bazoo. A young man named Silas Cunningham, aged 22, is the son of a citizen of Sedalia named Robert Cunningham. The young man is a member of the Christian church and treasurer of the Sabbath-school. He was deeply in love with a young lady and ap pears to have been repulsed by her, and this fact, as well as his jealousy of a favored rival, appears to have driven him crazy. He went to church on Sunday night and there saw the girl he loved in company with another fellow. He returned home very much excited, and took a heavy dose of croton oil, and after walking up and down the room where the family was, he had some conversation with his father and mother, remarking that he had taken poison. His father started to leave the room for assist ance, when his son drew a large navy revol ver and bade his father '"halt," saying that if he attempted to leave the room he would kill him. His father tried to slip out, when the son sent a bullet crashing after him. He then bade his younger brother, Robert go for the young lady he loved, to have her see the tragedy through. He told him he would shoot him if he did not go.- The mad man then went out into a yard and took off his outer clothing -and appeared to be in great pain from the operation of the croton oil. lie rolled on the ground in the slushy snow and crawled on his hands and knees, drinking the slush ravenously to appease his pain. By this time crowds of people had gathered but none dared to enter the yard, because as fast as they attempted to approach hira he levelled his navy revolver, and when they came too close fired at them. All kinds of subterfuges and strategy were practiced to capture the mad man, but to no effect. It was resolved to turn the water works hose on him and so knock him down, while the crowd charged upon him. Before this was done the hour ot 12 o'clock arrived, and he placed the pistol to his breast and fired. The bul let aid not make a mortal wound, but the shock knocked him down. He had fired several shots at persons who had tried to creep in upon him from various points, but fortunately missed all of them. The wild boy has recovered from the poison and is not seriously injured. He says ne will kill him self as soon as he can get an opportunity. The affair caused the wildest excitement in Sedalia. A Burnt Child. Nashville American. When Theodore Tilton was shown his birth in the sleeper at .Louisville Sunday night he was observed to carefully put aside the curtains and examine it with the closest scrutiny. Having satisfied himself that no one materialized, he sat down and commenced getting ready to turn in. Hav ing eliminated himself from his coat he cast a glance toward the upper berth, but changed his mind, muttered, "No, I won't do that," and was about to place the gar ment in his own half-section, when the con ductor remarked, "You can lay your coat up there, Mr. Tilton; I don't think that berth will be sold to-night" "Are you sure?" Tilton inquired, with an anxious, startled look. "Dead sure." responded the conductor. doubtless attributing Mr. Tilton'swant of confidence to that awkward little episode in another sleeping car some weeks ago. WITH PIPE AND FLUTE."' With pipe and flute the rustic Pan Of old made music sweet to man, And wonder hushed the warbling bird, And closelier drew the calm eyed herd The rolling river slowller ran. Ah! would, ah! would, a little span. Some air of A read v could fan This age ofours too seldom stirred With pipe and flute! But now for gold we plot and plan; And from Beersheba unto Dan An Orpheus' self might walk unheard, Or find the nightjar's note prelerred. Not so It fared when time began With pipe and flute! -Austin Dobson, in the London Examiner. NEWS NOTES. Cleveland has a street car fight. Chicago is ravaged by scarlet fever. Little Rock will celebrate Mardi'Gras. La Salle, Ills., is devastated by the small pox. There is a big temperance revival in Fitts burg. There is a proposition to divide the state of California. Moody and Sankey find throngs ol listen ers in Boston. Another Chicagoan has been cured of dis ease by prayer. The municipal reform fight in Philadel phia is waxing hot The Louisville and New Albany railroad is to be steel railed. A libel suit against the Post is in progress of trial in Pittsburg. There is white lead in cigarette papers which poisons the smoker. Another colony of Bostonians has left for Florida to look for homes. Patrick Mowney was cut to pieces by a train in Cincinnati Wednesday. Three saw mills are in almost constant operation at Deadwood, D. T. Judging from the comments of local pa pers, the Kansas senatorial contest is simply an auction of votes. The new Charley Ross in New York has been found, minus his overcoat, which was what tempted his abductor. Oglesby, the counterfeiter lately arrested in Cincinnati, once lived in Columbus, and it is thought plied his trade there. A litigation over a strip of land worth $25 has been in the courts at Ballston, N. Y,. for over ten years, and the end is not yet The school buildings of Manchester, Mich., are so crowded that a portion of the pupils have to attend after the regular school hours. Sea Cliff, Long Island, has a camp meet ing scandal between a middle-aged brother and sister in the faith, both of whom are married. There was a council of prominent demo crats at the Astor house, New York, Mon day, presumably to select counsel before the tribunal. By the upsetting of a lamp in Labette county,- Kansas, lately, David McKnight lost his house with all its contents.and three children were burned to death. Sixty-seven of the inmates of the Illinois deaf and dumb asylum were born of parents of consanguineous origin, and 44 of these were children of first cousins. The body of a child buried in Oswego, New York, 20 years ago, was lately exhumed and found in a perfect state of preservation. It looked as if dead only a few days. John Kattor was killed by his fellow workmen in the Barber plate works in Cleveland, Tuesday, for refusing to partici pate in a strike. The murderers ' are un known. A vacant ho.use in Detroit was supposed to be haunted until it turned out that a police man was in the habit of beating a tattoo upon its resounding wall as a signal to a companion. A number of gentlemen, residents of the Pacific coast have formed a company with a capital of $10,000.000, gold coin, to get out lumber in Alaska for ship building and other purposes. : Governor Palmer, of Illinois, had an inter view with Littlefield, clerk of the Louisiana returning board, when in New Orleans, and learned substantially the facts now devel oped in his testimony. In a single night at Memphis lately a fire man's throat was cut in a fight, a citizen's skull was crushed with a club, a man was garroted in the public street, and there were two unsuccessful attempts at assassination. A Minneapolis man has contrived an ap paratus for the collection and slaughter of grasshoppers, which he has christened the "Hopperdoser." He is a humanitarian, and has not, therefore, patented his contrivance. NOTES ON ART. The London Royal Academy is holding a sort of centennial" loan exhibition of the old masters f,.oni the private galleries of Eng land. Three hundred pictures have been lent by their owners, among which are works by Van Dyck, Del Sarto, Poussin, Tintoretto, Correggio, Del Floiubo and Domenichino. Semieradzki's ereat painting, "The Burn ing of Rome Under Nero," which last winter brought to the artist the golden laurel crown of the Roman academy, will be a notable feature in the French, salon next spring. It is now on exhibition in Vienna, where it produces a sensation, whether Nero ever or dered the burning ot Kome or nou Another portrait of Mary. Queen of Scots, has come to light taken in the tenth year of her captivity. The art critic of the Athen aeum sees in it "the remains of considerable beauty," and also "most emphatically and distinctly a sharp, cunning look." The English can not get over their distrust of Elizabeth's pretty cousin. The municipality of Antwerp have de cided to abolish the fees heretofore charged for the sight of Rubens's great paintings in in the cathedral of that city, and are con teniplating the removal of the "Descent From the Cross" to the city museum for bet ter preservation. Both the decision and the contemplation will awaken the gratitude of future visitors to Antwerp. The latest discoveries made by the excava tions now in progress at Pompeii are two large mural paintings, representing respec tively, "Theseus Abandoning Ariadne" and the "Judgment .of Paris." In the house where they are was also found the following inscription: Quls amat valeai; pereat qui Nescitamare; bis tantopereat " Quls quia amars-yetat. The existing school of Spanish art, as it flourishes under the direction of the Acad emy of Madrid, is represented in a collec tion lately exhibited in New York by a number of works by young men. which have at least the? merit of being originaL They are strong La color, and remarkable foe the strength arvd vigor ol their treatment; but, unfortunately, their merits stop here, for they are, with, one or two exceptions, very sketchy and unfinished. These vrorks give a better idea of the Spanish people than the Dicturesaue compositions with, which the Spanish Roman school has familiarized the public. But though true enough to their models, the common, every day opan ish typ, they lack the conscientious finish which distinguishes the picture from the sketch. The New York Herald says: The special loan exhibition of objects of art was re cently opened to the public at the.academy of fine arts. Including as it does elegant paintings and statuary from the finest pri vate galleries in Philadelphia, together with those belonging to the academy and the art work specimens in the possession of the Pennsylvania museum and school of indus trial art nofable among which is the rare collection of East Indian art presented by the British government, and the gold and silver work, bronzes, carved ivorv and wood work, enamels, pottery, porcelain and tex tile fabrics loaned by private collectors the exhibition this evening opened excels any thing of tne kind ever brought together in Philadelphia, barring the Centennial art ex hibit The collections are jointlv under the charge of the museum and fchool of art and the academy of fine arts, the bric-a-brac and articles of virtu being in the care of the former, while the academy is the custodian of the paintings and sculpture. A HORRIBLE DEATH. Frightful Raving of a Victim of Ily. drophobla. Cincinnati Gazette. Charles P. Wetmore, who lives in Hart well, in this county, on last Thursday, feel ing ill, thought to relieve himself by violent exercise. For that purpose he went skating, but found that he felt rather worse than better. The morning following he attempted, upon getting up, to drink some water, and was terrified to discover that he could not take the liquid in his mouth, nor even raise the cup to his mouth. During the day he was very ill and unable to drink though tormented with thirst After going to bed he grew rapidly worse, and at 1 o'clock in the morning, Mr. Wilson aroused Dr. C. L. Armstrong, who called ' other physicians in consultation, the decision of all being that the young man was suffering from hydrophobia. Nothing could be done save to relieve, as far as possible, the pain which the patient suffered. This was clone by the hourly use of hypodermic injections. The groans and cries of the unfortunate man were most painful to hear. When the par oxysms were at the highest, he gnashed his teeth and made a snarling sound, as a dog might, while the foam stood upon his lips. The physician found it necessary to bind him. The strength of three men was re quired to keep him upon the bed. In these paroxysms of pain and frenzy, alternating with limes of quiet following each hypoder mic injection, the hours passed from Fridav night until Sunday morning at half-past 4 o'clock, when the unfortunate man became quiet and grew gradually weaker and appar ently easier until his death, which occurred about an hour later. DIVORCE SHYSTERS. A Law Proposed to Suppress Them in Illinois. Chicago Legal News. The attention of the profession all through the United States has been called to the ad vertisements of certain persons who have a nominal membership at the bar of their ability to procure divorces without publici ty, and that residence in the state where the divorce is procured is not necessary, etc., and the improper practices of such persons in procuring divorces. In arousing public attention to these practices the Chicago bar association has taken a leading part On its application, A. Goodrich, who has procured more divorces than any other person in the state, has been disbarred. The following is prepared by the committee on grievances of the association, composed of James L. High, chairman, K. U. Mason, A. M. Pence and Charles T. Adams, to prevent divorce adver tising: Be it enacted by the people of the täte of Illinois, represented in the general assembly, that whoever advertises, prints, publishes, dis tributes or circulates, or causes to be adver tised, printed, published, distributed or circu lated, uny circular, pamphlet, card, hand bill, advertisement, printed paper, book, newspa per or notice of any kind, with intent to procure or to aid in procuring any di vorce, either in this state or elsewhere, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,0U0 for each offense, and impris oned in the county Jail not less than three months nor more than one year. Tills act shall not apply to the printing or publication of no tices tor procuring service or process by publi cation, upon defendants in chancery cases, in accordance with section 12 of chapter 22 of the revised statutes of 1874. The Code in Wyoming:. Chicago Times Hpeclal. Last Saturday evening . Granville Peake and George W. Via, two herders, left Whit comb's for an adjoining ranche. Each hav ing had four or live drinks before starting, they. became excited over some money mat ters, and while all alone on the prairie en gaged in a moonlight duel. While riding along, Peake, without a word of warning, drew his revolver and shot Via in the leg, then spurring his horse attempted to es cape, but Via drew his revolver and fired, Peake stopping his horse. Both contin ued their firing until they had emptied their revolvers. Peake was shot through the hip near the spine, the ball passing through, lodging under the skin of the abdomen. He also received one shot in the jaw, passing through and out of his neck. Via received a ball in the wrist, one in the calf of the leg, and one through his hat After the firing ceased both rode side by side for six miles till they reached the ranch, where they rested. Via remounted his horse and rode five miles further to a second ranch, from . which place he was brought to this place in a dangerous condition. It is thought he can not live. Peake'a wounds are dangerous as well as very painful, it is thought he would not live over Sunday. A Candid Confession. Detroit Free Press. After a small boy had leaned up against a wall at the corner of Woodward avenue and Congress street for two full hours yesterday a policeman asked if he was waiting for any one in particular. "Waitin' for a runaway to come aiong. replied the boy. . "You want to see a team run away, do vou7" "I want to see a truck team come-zippin alone here, hit that peanut stand in the middle, and while the sympathetic public; are picking- op the Italian I want t be pick ing up the peanuts, was me irann. re ply. The officer decided to enforce the twenty second joint rule, and the boy was mad to move OQ- . A Constitutional Fronton. Christian Union. The congressional compromise is a pon toon bridge laid to enable he natioa to cross on unfordable stream. It is conceived in the most excellent spirit; it the nation walks quietly and gingerly over it, it may not tome to pieces. That U the best that can be said for it The stream is there; there is no. ford, and a pontoon, bridge is better than, nothing. The fault to be found with tld3 scheme is not in its details. It is in the ten dency of which, it is the latest and most sig nificant mauifestation. With whatever veils it may be covered, it b in verity em powering congress to determine, the presi aency.