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Published Every Thursday —AT— ItTKA, MI88ISSIPI, Pennsylvania is about to pass a law re pairing the stars and stripes to float over •very school house in the State. It has been decided that sending un patented apparatus to the Paris Exposi tion will not invalidate a subsequent ap plication for a patent. General Boulanger says that France wBl never forget the fact that the French Chamber of Deputies consigned more than a million of needy Frenchmen to rain through its failure to support the Panama canal. The Farmers’ Alliance is now the greatest power in Mississippi. A State exchange has been established, and its effect, aocording to the Time»-Demoorat, has been seen on the business of the present year. At last China has a railroad. It ii eighty-one miles in length and cost, so the directors say, $9000 per mile, which is regarded as the cheapest road in the world, considering the number of bridges and the length of the embankments. In Italy there are eight American-born princesses, seven marchionesses, twelve countesses and a baroness. St. Stephen’s Review, of London, suggests tlial America had better start a titled aris tocracy of her own for fear of losing aU her eligible millionairesses. Professor Felix Adler of New York thinks that general improvement in gov -»u«uowj, ouu ejuciuty is uon rinntly going on, and that all necessary reforms will yet be won, as the result of experiment and effort on the part of the laboring masses and their friends. Though nearly a million Lebel rifles have been turned out in Franco, the Government workshops are still making 3000 a day more. The reason for this is that,according to the plan,each soldier of the line and the reserve is to have four rifles ready for him when the great mob ilization comes. On the whole, in spite of the great falling off in railroad construction, and notwithstanding the decrease in net earnings, the year 1888 was one of the three years of greatest output of rolling stock, and the amount turned out was nearly if not quite equal to that produced in 1887 or 1882. The steady increase in the number of women finding employment in the differ ent branches of business activity has re solved itself into a serious problem, de clares the New Orleans Picayune, which is meriting more or jss attention from time to time as circumstances bring the facts to public notice. Governor Ames, of Massachusetts, favors the extension of woman suffrage. That seems likely, in the opinion of the New York Seyald1 to be the next problem that will come up for settlement. “We hall all be talking about it by and by; indeed a good many have become red hot on the subject already.” One of the evidences of deterioration in foreign silks which is most generally re cognized by the public is the difficulty of Obtaining a silk umbrella that has last lng qualities. The rapidity with which these articles split in the folding and re solve themselves into sticks and rags has been of late years quite abnormal. Says the New York Tribune: “It is not agreeable to learn that the French Minister at Hayti sought to incite the Legitime Government to resist Admiral Luce’s demand for the surrender of the Haytien Republic, even going so far as to promise the protection of French gun boats, in case his counsel was accepted. She French Government, which is having •11 the trouble it can well deal with bolstering itself up against domestic criticism, may be grateful to the saga cious Haytian that he rejected theii Minister's advice.” One of the singular features of the opening of the new year in Europe is the number of old men who hold prominent positions in public life or affairs. Bis marck, Gladstone and John Bright natu rally occur to every one but there are the Pope, Cardinal Newman and Tenny son, all of whom are old men, and Von Moltke, who, though he is nominally in retirement, would at once come to the front were another war to break out in which Germany was involved. Longevity and the power to do good work after 60 k increasing every decade. Geaaral Booth says the Salvation Army k becoming the greatest teetotal society in the world. He has fifty officers working in #• went alMM «f iMtdWL OUR SOUTHLAND. - ( NOTES FROM ALL PARTS 01 1 DIXIE. ^ - j A Carefully Selected Budget of South ern News Items Culled From Exchanges. NOH-fil CAROLINA. At Goldsboro, in the course of wj affray in a barroom between Robert Ham and John Mehan, a man named Pearsell banded Ham a knife. Ham, with the knife, almost disemboweled Mehan, whose injuries are very serious. Ham some time ago stabbed and killed Police Officer Johnson, at Goldsboro, and is a desperate man. Near Rockingham, a cat, belonging to a colored mau, carried to his house the foot and a part of the leg of an infant. The cat’s trail was followed a few hun dred yards from the house. An arm and the head of an infant were found, having been simply covered up with leaves. The child was a week old, and had been placed in the woods when alivs and left to die. At Newberne, on Tuesday, while the machinery of the Meadows Fertilizer Factory was in operation, Superintend ent John Vaughan was caught in the belt. He was m an instant drawu be tween the pulley and frame of the mill, and was compressed in a narrow space with such force that the frame of the mill had to be cut away before ho could be released. He is terribly in j ured. Samuel Hodges, a widower in Rich mond county, 75 years of age, it is alleged went to the home of Robert Norton,aud, by promises, enticed from home Nor ton’s thirteen-year-old daughter. He went to Rockingham, and by statements as to her age, procured a license to marry the girl. A preacher was induced to perform the ceremony. When the couple walked the street, suspicion was at once aroused by the disparity of ages. The girl was questioned. It was soon made manifest that she was an innocent victim. Hodges would not relinquish his claim to his wife, and when people made ready to use force, ho fled, and is in hiding in the woods. TiPt.tPra of Paloirvk oTnfn AlinA the negro exodusters, who have gone in such numbers from Durham to Missis sippi, are not having such delightful tines as they looked forward to. Sam Ruffin, Tom Holt and others went to Mississippi with the first of the large parties. High discovered plots and exposed them, whereupon Ruffin and Holt attacked High, and in a quarrel on arriving in Mississippi, Ruffin was shot iu the arm and Ilolt in the leg. This so exasperated the Durham negroes that they endeavored to kill High. The feel ing against him ran so strong that Mr. Richardson, the great cotton planter who employed these laborers, to save High’s life, had him shipped away in a box, labeled as merchandise. ALABAMA. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Birmingham Mining and Manufac tilling Co., it was decided to build a hundred ton furnace at Gate City at once. The company will issue $300,000 bonds. The money to be applied to building the furnace and improving the company’s property. 1 ho Southern "i ellow Pine Dumber Association met in Birmingham on Thursday. About thirty of the largest mills iu the South were represented. The only important business transacted was the adoption of a resolution to maintain the present prices of lumber until May 1, when they will be ad vanced. A mysterious murder was committed near Birmingham on Thursday. A. W. Busby, a merchant living near Gate City, four miles east of Birmingham, was shot dead at his own fireside. He was sitting by the side of his wife with one of his little children in his lap, when the assas sin tired through a window. The bad struck Busby in the left ear, passed thiough his head, and he sank to the floor dead. A shooting affray occurred at Bessemer on 1 ucsuay. Johu Avery shot and bad ly wounded Wesley Barringer and E l Whitehead. All the parties are white. Avery and Barringer were formerly part ners in a barber shop. Avery left there several weeks ago, and then Barringer opened a shop in the Grand Hotel. Tues day, Avery returned and demanded ot Barringer a half interest in the latter’s new shop. \Y lien his demand was refus ed he went nil', and borrowed a double barrel shot gun, returned to the door of the shop and opened tiro. The first load struck Ed Wilson, an employe, in the log. The second was lodged in Barringer’s back as he ran out of the door MISSOURI. Sheriff Johnson, of Ozark, was aroused from sleep by a disturbance in the jail, which, on immediate investiga tion by the officer, proved to be a general tight among the prisoners. Since court adjourned there last Friday, the Ozark jail has been crowded to its utmost ca pacity by tho ex-Bald Knobbers and I other offenders who were committed for failing to pay t\ js fines assessed against them by Judge Hubbard. The whole twenty-three prisoners were in a general fight when Sheriff Johnson entered the jail and commanded peace. A burglar broke into the house of Charles S. Cryster, of Independence, by using forceps to unlock the front door. He was first discovered in the bedroom of Mr. and Mrs. Cornell Cryster, who had been aroused by some slight noise. Thinking it was some member of the family, they were asked what was wanted, and were told to keep still or their heads would be blown off. Mr. Cryster immediately jumped out of bed and started toward the burglar, when the latter fired at him, but missed, the bullet passing through the headboard of the bed and into the bedclothes, where it was afterwards found. The robber escaped with over $6,000 in booty. Psps's Heir la In the heap. Daughter (reading a paper)—“Is this correct, papa? The paper has made a grammatical error. It says, ‘raised up.' • . WEST VIRGINIA. M The supreme court nt Charlcatp11 El ided in the Goff-Wilson gubernilfft^Ll aandamus case that Governor Wilsonis ntitled to hold over until such time as he contest between Fleming and Goff hall have been settled, or, in other vords, Goff is not entitled to the seat, m the ground that returns were qot do dared by the legislature. The fight will low be between Wilson and Carr on quo warranto proceedings. A SOUTHERN QUESTION, HOW TO PREVENT THE RISE AND si’READ OF YELLOW FEVER. Dr. W. C. Van Bibber, a prominent ‘ pliysican of Baltimore, Md., has published a paper recently read by him before the Baltimore Academy of Medicine, upon the prevention of yellow fever in the South. Dr. Van Bibber’s treatise is a notable contribution to the literature of the terrible scourge, and abounds in val uable suggestions as to the best means of guarding against its rise and spread. Ar guments are forcibly presented in favor of improved sanitary methods, and a more enlightened system of quarantine in Southern cities. Upon the question of proper sanitary conditions, Dr. Van Bib ber says: “In 1881, a paper was read before the American Public Health Association, at their uieeting in Savannah, Ga., under the title of ‘ 1'wo Suggestions Concern ing Healthy Buildings.’ The first sug gestion made was ‘to build houses upon arches or piers in low flat grounds. Man has the privilege of building under his own control. He must take the earth as he finds it, but one style of building may be more healthy, conven ient, and salubrious in one situation than another. Iustead of springing the houses out of the ground in low, flat sit uations, it is better to into' pose a stratum of air between the house anu the ground. If the house be built well up off the ground, and the earth par ;d beneath it, with no enclosed yards, then continued cleanliness could be easily maintained. The surface ventilation of the air would be one prominent advantage of this style of building; surfaco drainage, an easy uuuautcB. Willi consequent increased healthfulness and comfort would be the result. “If Macclenny and Jacksonville and Decatur had been built in this way, and bad been kept according to the intention of such a style of building, their inhabi tants would have been saved the recent epidemic. This plan of building the houses well off the ground, upon arches, columns or piers, with clean hard pave ments of brick or concrete underneath and around them, I regard with great favor; it would not only be an improve ment in itself, but would bring after it many other improvements. The objec tions which have been raised against it arc the expense, the inconveniences and the danger from violent storms. The ex pense might be a little heavier at first, but if all did it, this increased expense would soon be equally distributed—if the house cost more to build, the work men would get more for building it, and in this way it would not be considered a burden amongst the poor. As to incon veniences, if there be any, they are not worth balancing against the gain, and habit would soon make it cease to be felt. The danger from violent storms could be overcome by the supports of of chimney stacks sprung from the ground, or by supporting towers or beams, by means of which the houses could be firmly secured, and all danger averted. “It is difficult for some minds to divest themselves of the early bias which they have had from infancy, from building on the ground with cellars, and pits and sinks. These are not suited to low flat lands in a warm climate; a sufficient standard of cleanliness cannot be main tained in their presence, or where they exist. The question as to how high the building-line should be; off the ground, is an important one, if it ever comes to be considered as a matter of statute en actment.” Upon the subject of the quarantine of the future, I)r. Van Bibber says: “Let us speak of the attractive quar antine of the future. In this, you will see four houses situated at a proper dis tance from each other, in the most ac cessible point of the state, built and ap pointed in a manner not only to make them most efficient for the comfort of the sick and afflicted citizens and stran gers, but to serve also as schools and models to teach private citizens how they can preserve amongst themselves con tinued cleanliness and give no foothold to preventible disease. The humblest man in the commonwealth cannot then plead ignorance as to how he should and must build his house and manage his domestic affairs, so ns to preserve his own health, not injure that of his neighbor, nor impair the reputa tion qf his state. These four buildings should have ample communi cation with each other and the out side world by telegraph, telephone, and what other appliances the future may have in store. Then no one who is quar antined will feel himself isolated or harshly treated. The visitor from abroad and the denizen can alike receive and send messages from and to all points. “In these establishments, all knowl edge of yellow fever is to be centered; here the disease can not only be treated, but studied under the most favorable circumstances; and from them, all nec essary rules for its prevention should emanate. They should be under the control of the board of health, who should be well selected and thoroughly competent, and they should see that nothing be wanting to make the establishment as homelike and attractive as the most agreeable re sort. ” No Justification in Extreme treas ures. Stern Parent (to prodigal son)—“80 you’ve come back, eh?" “Ves, father, after five years’ wander ing, and without a cent.” “You are quite corpulent, tho&gh.’’ “Yes, and I don’t understand it. I’ve jeon starving half the time. Well, are fou going to kill the fatted calf?” “No; your career has been a failure, >ut that would scarcely justify yout aurder."—Jfeteo«b»,.fairna4 GENERAL NEWS. A CONDENSATION OF LATE HAP PENINGS. Tho Freshest Sparks From the Wires. —Accidents and Other Happen ings. Thu Salvation Army has been prohib ited by the authorities from carrying on its work in Berlin, Germany. A cable dispatch from Aquamina, west coast of Africa, states that Capt. Holmes, of the whaling bark Sea Fox, an officer and servant, were killed and live of the crew killed by the explosion of a whaling gun bomb. The locomotive of a freight train on the Mahoney division of the Reading Railroad ran off the track at St. Nicholas, Pa., on Monday. Tho engine and twelve ears were wrecked. Benjamin Walker, tiremau, was instantly killed, and Con ductor Joslin Gillsner has since died from his injuries. A passenger train on tho Trans-Caspian Railway in Russia was on Sunday throwu from the track in a tunnel, owing to the removal of rails by train wreckers. The result of the derailment was frightful, tho killed and injured numbering fifty Tho band robbers who tore up the track were captured. A sensation has been in Cashmere by the unearthing of a plot against the lile of the British Resident. The discovery was mado through letters left by the late premier of Cashmere. These letters re veal the design on the part of the Ma harajah to poison the British Resident, besides other treasonable plottings. A boiler thirty feet long in the forg ing department of the Cleveland, Ohio, Rolling Mills in the Southern part of the city, exploded with terrific force on Monday. One half of it went live hun dred feet west and the other half sixteen hundred feet cast. Several buildings were damaged, two men killed and elev en persons—men, women and children— injured. Chance has led to the discovery of a cure lor nyctropliobia. In Ayacutho. Peru, a man was bitten by a mad dog. and shortly after the dreaded disease de veloped. In his madness the man rushed from the house, and falling among a lot of “peuca” plants, some of the juice of these plants entered his mouth, and he swallowed it. He was carried to his house, and soon regained his health. The will of Isaiah Y. Williamson, the dead millionaire, who died in Philadel phia Pa., recently, was admitted to pro bate in the register of wills office. The estate will amount to between $8,000,00!) an 1 $9,000,000 exclusive of the fund of $2,350,000 for the mechanical school. The collateral inheritance tax payable to the state will amount to between $400, 000 and $500,000, and the expense of settling the estate will reach about $750,000. The steamer Cobean arrived in New on Sunday, bringing news of a bloody battle between Legitime’s und Hippo life’s forces, and the massacre by the victors. Legitime’s men were so elated over their success at Grandsalinc that they immediately commenced to pillage the town. One drunken soldier shot one of the prisoners for some trifling matter. This was the signal for a gen eral outbreak on the part of the soldiers. They rushed at the prisoners, shooting and stabbing them right and left, and the undisciplined horde proceeded to break into houses and smash furniture, abuse the women and behave generally like demons, winding up the atrocities by firing the town. At Norwood, N. Y., on Monday, E. L. Smith, cashier of the Norwood Bank, was alone in the building about noon, when Charles Phelps, a post-office clerk, entered and nsked for some stamps. Smith stepped into the vault to get them, when Phelps quietly closed the door and turned Ihe combination, locking the cashier in. The robber then turned to the money drawer and took all the paper money that it contained—$278—leaving several hundred dollars in silver. Mean while, a customer entered the bank and saw what had happened. He heard the casmer caning to nnn irom me vault and, being instructed as to the combination, released him. Phelps, who was arrested, is a young man and a native of Norwood. He has fallen into bad habits of late and is said to have become an opium eater. A mob of about 2,000 peoplo gathered in front of the city hall at Milwaukee, Wis., on Monday, to await the airival of Snm Yip Ja and Hah Ding, two China men, charged with inveigling little girls into their laundries. They were disap pointed, however, as the officers took the prisoners to the court room at a very early hour. The crowd was very noisy but not violent, about fifty officers keep ing it in check. The crowd hung around for several bourB, when it suddenly left and proceeded in a body to the west side, where they went to smashiugin windows and gutting Chinese laundries. At one point an unlucky Celestial fell into the hands of the mob, who began yelling for a rope to string him up, and he would have fared badly but for the courage of one policeman, who protected him until assistance arrived. During the Pans exposition oi ioo», a commission for the organization, of a Universal Peace Congress is to be held. Eight societies of peace will be repre sented. The exhibit of this department at the exposition promises to be one of unusual interest. It will comprise among many others, a picture of Penn’s treaty, Society of Friends’ Discipline Against War, and the Department of Swarth more College, reaching this branch of peace. Some European journals have already criticised adversely President Harrison’s references ft) immigration. The cheapest way to get rid of paupers is to pay their passage money to a country sufficiently distant to make their return improbable. (European governments have long since recognized this fact, and this country has always been selected as the pauper’s future home. New Hampshire decides snout a pro hibitory amendment March 12; Massa chusetts, April 22; Pennsylvania, June 18; Nebraska at the general election in November, 1890. % The statement of a Portland, Me., manufacturer that he has made and sold 25,000 hypodermic needles since 18»« a startling indication of the growth of the morphine habit. A street waif, rescued twelve years ago by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, lias just inherited #2,000,000 by the will of the gentleman who adopted him. Postmaster-Genera:. Wanamaker will proceed at once to infuse into the railway mail servico a spirit of energy and efficiency. lie is not the kind of man to tolerate slow and loose methods of doing business. W. G. Marsh, who was master-at arms on the U. 8. warship Bear in the Grcely relief expedition's now a general of artillery for the Ilaytian President, Legitime, and was lately promoted to be commander of the gunboat La Defence, whose captain had dropped dead of heart disease whilo bombarding the town of Mount Bonis. Marsh led a land force while the gunboat shelled the town. Tho Hyppolite forces were driven away and the town was burned. EDITOR MURDERED. For some weeks, Capt. F. W. Daw son, the editor of the Charleston, S. C., iVetes and Courier suspected that Dr. T. B. McDow, a young physician, a married man with an un-avorv reputation, had been showing attentions to a young girl employed as a nurse girl in Capt.Dawson’s family. lie asked the chief of police to detail a deteclivo to shadow the girl, stating that if she was honorably courted he would have nothing to say, hut that he did not desire his children to be in trusted to a girl who was not strictly honest. The detective accordingly shadowed the girl. On Monday morn ing he saw her get on a Rutledge avenue stiaetcai, where she was soon joined by Dr. McDow, the murderer. The de tective tollowed the pair for several hours, and submitted a report in writing to the chief of police, who communicated its details to Capt. Dawson on Tuesday. Capt. Dawson left his office at 3:40 p. m., and was found murdered about 6:30 in the office of Dr. McDow. His face was badly beaten and a pistol bullet was fmi»vin boost T4- ...1 lie went to Dr. McDow’s to remonstrate with him—a married man and the father of several children—against his attentions to his maid servant, and that Dr. McDow shot him after the two had been engaged iu t scrimmage. The body of the mur dered man had, in the meantime, lain in ne office of the murderer, not one hundred yards from his own residenc. Alter the murder, McDow disappeared till'd:30 p. m., when lie appeared at the police station and surrendered himself. .McDow is!»Hjiid to be the only doctor in Charleston who is not a member of the State Medical Society. He married some years ago the daughter of C. C. Ahrens, a r.ch retired grocer, and it is known that the police have been asked to shadow him severid times. After mur dering iiis victim, it is said, Dr. McDow ift the body, weltering in blood, lying > u the door, locked his office door and went out to a corner grocery shop. There is evidence that he tried to bury the corpse of his victim, but that in the meantime suspicions had got out, and finally three hours after he had killed his victim, lie •‘oluntarfiy surrendered himself to the police authorities, (■•apt. Dawson was a native of England, but lie passed the greater part of his life m the Southern States. Early in the War, Commodore Robert B. Pegram, of the. Confederate Navy, was in English waters in command of the Nashville. Dawson asked him for passage to the Southern States as he wished to join the Confederate army. ThegiaUant Dawson on reaching the South went into the navy and afterwards joiued the artillery branch. He was on Gen. Longstreot’s staff in the Knoxville campaign, and served with conspicuous gallantry until the close of the War. He was an intimate friend of Gen. Lee, and was regarded by all as one of the most chivalrous and gallant sol diers and officers of tho Confederacy. TELEGRAPH 1C. The Spanish government has received dispatches announcing the loss of the steamer Remus, which had a Spanish military expedition on boitrd. The vessel was wrecked oil the Philliqqnne Islands; forty-two persons were drowned. Henry Campbell, M. P., private secre of Mr. Parnell, has brought suit for libel against the London Twin. The case has been set for hearing, and the trial will probably take place in May. The suit is founded partly on the openiug speech mode by Attornay General Web ster in the case of O’Donnell vs. Webster and partly on a leading editorial publish ed by the Times on July 7th last. This is the first of a series of suits to be brought against the Times. Indianapolis, Ind., now has a double police force and two police headquarters, and nobody can tell how they will secure pay. The board organized under the bill passed by the Legislature, met Tues day and organized a police force. This force was selected the night before, and included a number of officers of the old force. Part of the men reported and were sworn in and assigned to duty. All the men sworn in are Democrats, the Republicans of the old force declining to accept appointments under the new board. The patrolmen of the new board were instructed to avoid a clash with the old force. Congressional Repartee. The following conversation is said to have occurred on the floor of Congress the other day, and is given on the re sponsibility of Hon. Isaac R. Hill. The talk took place between Major McKinley, of. Ohio, and Major Martin, of Texas, both gentlemen being inveterate smok ers: Major Martin—"Major McKinley, you ought not to smoke those Interstate cigars.” Major McKinley- "What do you mean by Interstate cigars?” Major Martin—"Why, I mean cigars that when smoked in one State can be smelt in all the other States. ” Major McKinley—“And you, Major Martin, should not smoke those Rcbinson Crusoe cigars of yours. ” Major Martin—“What do you mean by Robinson Crusoe cigars?” Major McKinley—“Why, castaways, of course."— Wcmingtan Art. OUR NATION’S CAPITOL. ' WHAT IS BEING AND WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN WASHINGTON, Movements of our Country's Celebri ties.—Congressional and Other Matters. t'ONUKBSS. In the Senate on Monday, Mr. Beck appeared in the Senate Chamber and took the oath of office before entering on his third senatorial term. The President sent the following nominations to the Senate. Ex-Senator Thomas W. Palm er, of Michigan, to be envoy extraordi nary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Spain; John F. Swift, of California to be envoy extra ordinary and minister plenipoten tiary of the United States to Jjipan; John D. Washburn, of Massachusetts, to be minister resident and consul gen eral of the United States to Switzerland; George C. Tichenor, of Illinois, to be assistant secretary of the Treasury, vice Isaac I. Maynard, resigned. In the ex ecutive session the nominations were or dered referred to appropriate committees when formed. NOTKH. Judge Carey, solicitor of the Treasury Department, has tendered his resigna tion to the President, to take effect upon the qualification of his successor. Secretary Windom has begun the re organization of the Treasury Department by the selection of George C. Tichenor, of Illinois, as Assistant Secretary, in place of Judge Maynard, resigned. The three sick Congressmen—Buch anan, of New Jersey, Spinola, of New York, and Lee, of Virginia, were all re ported to be improving Sunday, and it is thought none of them are in immediate danger. E. P. King, of Atlanta, has been ap pointed assistant railway mail superin tendent at a salary of ’$1,600, and $4 per day for expenses. Mr. King was appointed by Postmaster-General Dick 1 in.min liofnro Ilia rntiramnnl The President has accepted the resig nation of Judge Durham as first comp troller of the Treasury, to take effect upon the qualification of his successor. It is expected that similar action will be taken soon in the cases of other treasury officials who have tendered their resig nations. One of the first things the State De partment will dispose of is the appoint ment of delegates to the Samoan confe rence at Berlin. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, John A. Kassou and William Walter Phelps will be sent to represent the Uni ted States, and they will be accompanied by ex-Consul-Gen. Sewell and Augustus Cowherd, of Illinois, who negotiated the treaty between the United States and Sainao. It is reported that at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the question came up as to who should be appointed asistant ssecretu ry of the interior. Secretary Noble reques * ed that his assistant be Cyrus Bussey, of New Orleans, La., but President Harrison objected on the grounds that lie had select ed an Indinnian for the position in the person of Col. W. W. Dudley. Secreta ry Noble immediately interposed his ob jections, which led to a very heated dis cussion, in which Mr. Blaine opposed the President. The weather crop bulletin issued by the Signal Office says: The season has been favorable thn ughout the central valleys and Southern states. The season is well advanced, and farm work is in progress from Texas to Minnesota and Dakota. Notwithstanding the deficiency of moisture in the Winter wheat region, the report indicates that the weather in that section has affected this crop favor ably. Reports from Tennessee, Arkansas and the uulf States show that the weather has been favorable for farm work, which is well advanced, and crops are in good condition. Mr. Townshend representative from Illinois died on Saturday. Mrs. Harri son sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers to Mrs. Townsend, accompanied by the fol lowing note, expressing her sympathy and that of the President: “Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C.—To Mrs. Townshend: I was very much shocked to hear of the sudden death of your hus band. Your grief is too sacred to ap proach with words. Accept these flow ers with my heartfelt sympathy. The President desires to add his sympathy with mine. Sincerely yours, Carrie S. Harrison." _ British Defenses. A proposition to erect outlying de fenses within supporting distance of each other around the vast circumference of the great city of London, has opened such vistas of boundless expenditure to the practical British mind, that expostu lations through the press have become so numerous that the daily journals have refused to devote further space to the communicatious from excited civilians. Hen. Lord Wolseley highly delighted the volunteers by his estimate of the prowess,' he is confident they will exhibit in case of emergency. Laboucherc, editor of 'l ruth, calls the doughty general “a per fect gaa bag.” Feminine Perversity. Aunt Betsy—“I wonder, James, at your encouraging young Cadby to be so much with Madeline! He’s a bad msteh, and not a good fellow, 1 fear I’’ Papa—‘‘Confound him,no! Pve given him carte-blanche to come when he Tikes, and she’s getting rather tired of him at last, for I'm always cracking him up!” * Aunt Betsy—“And that, nice fellow, Goodenough; He's never here now?” I apa--“.\o; Pve forbidden him the house, and won’t eveD allow his name to» be mentioned. She’s always thinking of him in conseqnence. Pm in hopes ihe'll marry him some day.”—London 1‘unch. A* Canal- . v Husband—“You seemed to enjoy the sermon. Maria. You were ail ears, as usual." Wife i pleased)—“Indeed I was. It was delightful." Husband—“And you couldn’t talk about anything else. On the way homo you were all tongue, as usual.” ■ Wife (in high dudgeon)—“John, (you are a brute,”—Chusaao JYitnmn. Sr*®’*®™*