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OFFICIAL PAPER. Published every Thursday morning, at No. fK East Commerce Setret. (up-stairs,) This paper is entered at the Post Office at Bridgeton, X. J., as second-class matter MCGOWAN A NICHOLS, Editors. Bridgeton, N. J., August 14,1884. Republican National Ticket, FOR PRESIDENT, JAMES G. BLAINE, OF MAINE, FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, JOHN A. LOGAN, OF ILLINOIS. ELECTORS AT LARGE. JOHN TAYLOR. FREDERIC A. POTTS. DISTRICT ELECTORS. 1st District ALBERT MERRITT. 2d District—ISRAEL S. ADAMS. 3d District—SIMON VAN WICKLE. 4tli District—LEWIS H. TAYLOR. 5th District—HENRY L. BUTLER. 6th District—GARDINER It. COLBY. 7th District—THOMASB. POTTER. REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. FIRST DISTRICT, NEW JERSEY. Incompliance with the duty imposed upon me by the last Republican Congressional Con vention of the First District of New Jersey, I do hereby fix the time for holding the Republi can Convention for the nomination of a candi date to represent the said District in the 49th Congress, to be THURSDAY. AUGUST 2Sth,lSS4, At 11 a. in. The said Convention to be held at Caj t May City, as prescribed by the last Con vention. And in further compliance with said duty. T do hereby designate Monday, the 25th day of August, lsst. to be the time for holding the election for delegates to said Convention, in tli.* various wards and townships in the dis trict. Under the rule prescribed by the last Convention, it is made the duty of the Execu tive Committee of each county to fix and an nounce Hie place in each township and ward where the delegate meetings shall be held. C. H. SINNICKSON, Chairman of last Convention. July 12, lt-94. I nder the above call for the Republican Con gressional Convention, Cumberland County will hn\ e seventy-five votes in the Convention, as follows.- Bridget , n, First ward, 5; Second ward 5; Third ward, 5; Hopew-ell township, 5; Stow Creel;, 5; Creenwieh. 5; Fairfield, 5; DOwne, 5; Commercial, 5; Millville, First, ward, 5; Second ward, 5; Third ward, 5; Landis township, 5; Deerfield, 5; Maurice River, 5. The selection of Senator Albert Mer ritt of Camden County, as the Repub lican candidate for Presidential Elector in the Pirst District, was the proper thing to do. Senator Merritt will add strength to the ticket. Cumberland County hasn't had the Congressional nomination since the year 1880, twenty-four years ago. Let the Republicans this year send up to the Convention a solid delegation for John IV. Nowlin, and he will be the nominee. John W. Newlin, editor of the Mill ville Republican, is one of our best citi zens. lie is an able and fearless Re publican, fit in every respect to repre sent the District in Congress. The delegates from Cumberland should fa vor Mr. Newlin with a unanimous vote. 1 *ie State Republican Convention last week nominated one of the strong est Electoral tickets that has ever been presented for the suffrages of the peo ple of this State. With Frederic A. Potts and John Taylor at the head of j the ticket, New Jersey ought to give a Republican majority. The correspondent of the New York Sun, who wrote the three column ar- , tide for that paper on Monday, is a fit ’ subject for the lunatic asylum. There j never was a political article equal to ( it for downright lying. If the Sun , continues on in that line, it will have ] to change its motto. Instead of “it j shines for all, it will have to make it read:—“it lies for all.” j County Clerk French, and Ex-Sena- * tor I rick, of Burlington county, vis- ] ited the Pioneer office, Tuesday. Both of these gentlemen are proini- j nent in the public affairs of Burlington county. Senator Irick is confident that Blaine will carry the State this ] Fall. Clerk French believes that i Cleveland will carry New York, but if 1 he gets five thousand majority in that 1 State he will be happy. j The Sunday Advertiser, published at i Trenton, makes the statement in its ^ last issue that one of the editors of the i Pioneer is trying to secure the Re- r publican nomination for Congress in f the First District. We repeat again, 6 Mr. Nichols is not seeking the Con- r gressional nomination, neither is he a t candidate for any office. When he is, a he has the courage to say so! He was a candidate for Senator last Fall, and the people re-elected him. Providence a permitting, he proposes to serve out I his term in the Senate. t rjL'Jm.wr tmw»—■——w— THE LATE DISTURBANCE. Various theories have been advanced ; as to the origin and cause of the earth | quake which ran along the Atlantic coast on Sunday. It is so rare that a shock of this character is ever experi enced in this section of the country, ! that people are at a loss to explain it. There was no opening of the earth | anywhere according to the dispatches . received, but there was a genuine j shaking up of buildings in both the ! country and cities. It is well known | that the interior of the planet on which we live is a furnace in which the ele ments burn fiercely, and that it is in a constant state of commotion. The j bowels of the earth being thus in con j tinual agitation it is to be expected i that convulsions will now and then I take place, and the surface of the I globe be occasionally affected. Vol canic disturbances are unknown in this section, as they are common only to tropical countries. The disturbance j of Sunday was not of that character. The best theory of it, in our opinion, ; is that advanced by Professor Lesley, i the eminent Philadelphia scientist, who says that it was probably what 1 might be termed a geological shock. He thinks that it originated some where about the Ilocky Mountains, and traveled eastward. The theory he is inclined to believe is this: The | strata of earth and rock lie in all kinds i of positions. Sometimes they are i found one directly on top of another lying nearly horizontal, but as a gen eral rule they are inclined at an angle somewhat quite sharp. In some places one stratum has been turned on edge, and then another stratum has been formpil flnf on tnn Tn there - is a narrow edge of rock on which is resting a vast mass of earth. If this first edge is inclined at an angle, which it very often is, there is a con stant tendency on the part of the up per stratum to start down bill. A huge mass of earth and rock, perhaps two hundred miles long, many miles wide, and several thousand feet thick, has been worked upon by various natural causes to such an extent that the force of gravity has overcome the friction, and the whole quantity has slipped. The bulk of the mass has been so great that its effect was felt over the whole continent east of the centre of disturbance. But, the Pro fessor's view is a theory only, and the world is yet in the dark perhaps, as to the true character of the shock. It may be that it was the vibration of a volcanic disturbance in a foreign coun try, and it may be that it arose from causes like unto which the Professor has described. Time may explain this remarkable phenomenon, but at pres ent it seems to be an unfathomable mystery. Tiie Republican Convention which convened in Taylor’s Opera House, Trenton, on Wednesday of last week, selected Major Z. K. Pangborn, of Jer sey City, as Chairman. Ex-Governor Richard J. Oglesby, of Illinois, made a powerful speech, which was received with cheers by the Convention. Stir ring resolutions were adopted com mendatory of the Republican candi dates for President and Vice President, declaring for a protective tariff, and eulogizing the memory of Gen. Jiulson Kilpatrick, Ex-Governor Marcus I,. Ward. Hon. James Gopsill, and Ex r'rinmmccminn TIMl n_ i 1 <=> ---- *-...**. v/uui ucuaiiu County was represented in the Con vention as follows: Chairman of the delegation, I. T. Nichols; Vice Presi dent, Hon. James H. Nixon; Member 3f Committee on Resolutions, John AV. Newlin; Rules, Hon. L. H. Dowdney; Credentials, Hon. Jere. H. Lupton; Permanent Organization, AVilliam B. rrenchard. In a recent decision, Judge Henry, )f Newark, said that a partition fence, f built equally on the land of two >wners, at their joint expense, is the iroperty of both; but if built on the and of one it is his property. The >wner of the land where the trunk ' tands is the exclusive owner of the ntire tree, though the body may grow 1 nto and the branches overhang an ither's yard. He may compel the 1 •wner of the land where the fruit or < •ranches fall to deliver the same to • dm. But although the owner of land f •’here property is shaded by over- i anging branches, yet he is not obliged • o submit to it. He may compel the 1 wner to cut off the overhanging i ranches. If the roots come into his < roperty he has a right to cut them off ' imself.” ( - t "The Life and Public Services of j Ion. James G. Blaine, and Gen. John i k Logan,” an elegantly bound volume, r •as just been issued from the press of ( lessrs. Hubbard Brothers, the lead- g ig Book Publishers, of Philadelphia, i Ir. Blaine’s life is written by the emi- j ent writer, H. J. Ramsdell, for twenty i ears a prominent journalist at AVash- t lgton, while Gen. Logan’s history is t enned by Ben. Perley Poore, the 1 irnous journalist of the United Statf^ e enate. It is a splendid work, its n ages teeming with interesting facts in if lie lives of these two great men which fe re almost as fascinating as a romance. Ci Some of the Dakota newspapers are fr dvising the election of Mr. Theodore p oosevelt as delegate to Congress from u lat Territory. jE THE EARTHQUAKE. On Sunday, the New England and Middle States were visited by an earth quake, which, beginning at ten min utes past two o’clock, continued abon! ten to twelve seconds. The shock was quite severe in Cam den, Merchantville, Moorestown, Glou cester, and other near points in New Jersey. Three distinct vibrations are reported as having been felt, and the whole lasted about twelve seconds. The shock was preceded by a rum bling noise, similar to the sound of a train of cars ami the sudden stoppage thereof. Prople i.i their houses felt the shock distinctly, and articles oi furniture were scattered around reck lessly. A number of chimneys fell and several yachts in the river opposite Camden were upset. Byron Forlener. fourteen years old, living at Federal and Hudson streets, Camden, was in jured by a piece of furniture falling on him. The prisoners in the Camden jail were very much frightened, and begged to be released from their cells, as they were fearfcl of the building falling in upon them. The streets were soon crowded with people, who seemed greatly alarmed. At Gloucester the people received a violent shock. The water in the river arose and waves several feet high dashed over the banks. Several boats were upset on the river. Nobody was hurt. About three hundred people were collected in Siloam Methodist Episco pal Church at Otis and Thompson streets. Phila., at a meeting of the nor mal department of the Sabbath Sc*llOol. Hip slmnl- wna on + that it caused the building to tremble. The greatest alarm prevailed, and it was feared for a time that a panic would ensue and a general rush would be made for the doors, but the timely efforts of the pastor, aided by the su perintendent of the school and a num ber of the cooler in the congregation, the excitement was quieted in a few minutes. Three ladies who were pres ent fainted from fright and one of the number did not recover consciousness for six hours. She was removed to a house in the vicinity and medical aid was summoned, as it was feared for a time that the shock would either re sult in her death or the unsettlement of her reason; but she was finally re vived sufficiently to allow of her re moval to her home, and although it is expected that she will be prostrated for several days by the severe nervous and mental shock, it was thought by her physicians that she would event ually recover. Both the others who were effected recovered in a short time, and felt no bad results from their fright. In New York, it appears that the shock was felt with about the same in tensity all over the city, although it produced more alarm in the thickly settled tenement districts on the east side. In Ludlow street, between Hes ter and Canal, the panic was at its height. The streets were swarming with people, men, women and children huddled together like sheep in a pen, evidently thinking that their last hour had arrived, and expecting every mo ment to see the walls of their dwellings fall upon them. Women were shriek ing and children were bawling, and the men were either swearing or praying. This was kept up for a period of nearly half an hour, when the commotion finally subsided and the police per suaded the people to return tr. the.;,. houses. Similar scenes were wit nessed in Mulberry, Jersey and Mott streets where the Italians have their 3olonies. The fright, however, was not so intense, and after a little their oud shouts and wild gesticulations ;eased. A few minutes after the shock i gray-haired man rushed into the Madison street police station and ihouted out that several houses in Monroe street had tumbled down. Ambulances were called and the re serve force sent out by the sergeant, In arriving at the place indicated, it vas found that the street in front of he large tenement houses was crowded vitli an excited throng of people, but here was no indication of any acci lent. The panic was caused by an 'xcited man who rushed out into the treet shouting “The house is falling,” n loud tones. Many other instances >f a similar character were reported in he tenement house district, but as far :s can be ascertained no damage was lone. In many houses the door bells cere set to jingling by the shock. Its ause was a matter of much specula ion, especially among the more igno ant classes, and i t was a long time iefore many of them understood the eal nature of the occurrence. In Central Park the shock was more evere, it is said, than in the surround ag region. There were large crowds < i the Mall, who were at once thrown i ito a state of violent excitement by i he shaking and ^strange rumbling in i le ground, which was distinctly heard, t he animals in the menagerie were i ridently frightened by the shock and 1 iany of them were seen to tremble as 1 in fear, while they remained per- 3 ctly still for some time after it oc- i irred. ( The severest shock was reported r om Seabright, N. J., where the de- c >t was shifted to one side, shaking a 3 the contents and alarming the sole c mate. At 2.30 p. m„ an ineffectual t ' effort was made to raise the Lon} ! Branch office, which had been in com [ munication with the local office up t< the time of the shock. The operatoi ' just had time to report the shock to gether with the fact that the jars o his battery had been overturned, wher j the wire gave out. | At Atlantic City three distinct shock: ; were felt. There was no noise accom panying them, but the effect was ven marked without being damaging Water pitchers were overturned in tin i hotels, and in several instances furni | ture was thrown down and globe: | shaken from chandeliers" Dishes wen rattled on tables, and much consterna I tion was occasioned in a few of tin hotels, where the guests were assem bled at their meals. Some of the peo pie were so much alarmed that tliev left their houses and ran out into the streets. The sensation experienced on board the receiving ship Vermont, lying in the Brooklyn navy-yard, was similar to that felt when a broadside is dis charged from a ship at some distance. According to the story of one of the sailors, there was a distinctly precep ! tible jar felt, and it was noticed by all on board. Persons travelling in street cars felt the vibration, and in many in stances the wheels of the car seemed to leave the track, producing the same effect as when they pass over a loose switch. The bell of the Presbyterian Church in Greenpoint swayed back and forth, and rang several times loud enough to be heard by all the people living in the neighborhood. Among many other evidences of the great \ luiciicc ui me uyiuiiiuii ill nroOKiyil may be mentioned the stopping of clocks, the throwing down of a large pile of bricks, the swinging of lamps and pictures and the like. Many of the Sunday Schools were in session at the time, and the teachers had in some in stances great difficulty in allaying the terror of the children and preventing a panic. From reports which have been received from Long Island it ap pears that the earthquake visited that region with greater severity than in New York. Along the Atlantic coast on Long Island the shock was very vio lent, and the vibrations seemed to in crease in power as they travelled east ward. In Jamaica the vibrations lasted for ten seconds, and the chim neys on several houses were toppled over. No serious damage, however, has been reported from any place. In Long Island City, Flushing, White stone and College Point the rumbling of the ground was distinctly felt and the shaking of the houses was percep tible. Two hundred and lifty guests at the Long Beach Hotel ran from the dining room to the beach, and refused to return to the building for some time, fearing a recurrence of the shock. From many other points in New York State, including Nyack, Mt. Vernon, Port Jervis and Peekskill, there were reports of earthquake shocks not differing in details mater ially from those given above. ^ the woodcock season. The woodcock season, which opened in this State July 1st, has closed until October 1st, when it will reopen until December lGth, after which none of this branch of the long-billed family can be legally shot until July 1st, 18S5. Just as the New Jersey season closes the New York season opens: woodcock may be taken in any part of New lork State, except in Oneida and Del aware counties, until January 1st. A review of the brief season in New Jer —j xv ueeii a somewnat unsatisfactory one. Tire early part of the month was dry, and the birds were driven to the comparatively few swales and low, wet grounds, for their food, which consists largely of tender roots and berries; here they were more easily found by the hunters, and some good bags were made, but since cop ious rains have come the game has be come distributed over a much wider area, and it lias been found more diffi cult to take them, which is good for the birds and for future sport. Wood cock, it has been noticed, have begun to moult earlier than usual this season and should not, for the future of the game, have been hunted at all during July; August would have been nearer the mark for the open month this 1-ear. During the moulting season the birds are found mostly hiding in cornfields and dense coverts, and it is x shame to kill them, as it is sport not slaughter, that the true gunner seeks n hunting. Among the miseries endured at the French frontier by the victims of fum gation there are some that have a lumorous side to them. At Irurn while passengers, luggage, and the sontents of a freight train were all be ng submitted to the process together ieveral persons fainted from the re narkably intense fumes, and others hneked for air and liberty. It was ifterward discovered that among other hings, about a ton of quicklime had >een disinfected. At Geneva, last reek, a, lady and her parrot were put n the box together; but as the bird ould notget its head out it succumbed , mid the wails of its owner. Another i ase, not quite so amusing, is of a lady i nd her daughter, who had the whole - f the season’s dresses destroyed bv i tie acid. J j THE PATRIOT S CROSS OF HONOR That was a striking cartoon, whicl ’ Harper's Weekly printed in 18G1. The: ' it disgusted all loyal men; now it die gusts also every man of sense or de cency who was then in sympathy witl secession. But, turning from it, wi read in The World: “The Republica: 1 party was originally a party of higl aims and honest principles. When i boasted of such members as Abrahan Lincoln, Charles Sumner, (ierrit Smith, Chase, Seward, Fessenden." Let us pause here a moment! Wha did the Democratic party have to saj of these men when living? Of Mr Lincoln, as Harper's Weekly remind: us, it said that he was a drunken ignorant boor; a “gorilla,” with neithei brains nor patriotism, whose life wai scandalous. Of Mr. Sumner’s publi< and private life it said so much thai the cowardly and murderous assaull by Preston S. Brooks was considered by many Democrats a glorious feat. What did it not say that was foul ol Gerritt Smith and other abolitionists' What nastiness did it shrink from uttering about Mr. Chase? Its abuse of Mr. Seward, both before and after he became Secretary of State, and of Mr. Fessenden, before and after he became Secretary of the Treasury, some men will even now remember. A little later it discharged all its filth at “Butcher” Grant. Then it reviled Mr. Hayes, Mr. Evarts and Mr. Sher man. Then it crawled in the dust to write on the pavements its foul lies about General Garfield, and followed him to his very grave with infamous slanders. To be tattooed by the Democratic patriotism. He who lias escaped the venom and the filth of that party, though he may have done his best, has not succeeded yet in doing any great thing for his country. But he can still hope, if he is faithful and ear nest; his opportunity also may come to serve his country greatly. Then he too, may be sure that he will be decorated with Democratic slanders, and bespattered with Democratic mud. If his patriotism, thus tested, shines all the more brightly, and the Nation comes to honor him as one of its no blest leaders, he will arrive at the dignity of being “tattooed” by the Democrats while he lives—and after death he will be canonized by the same Democrats as one of the Republican saints, who led the Republican party when it was pure, longtime ago. Twenty years of that sort of thing have considerably dulled the edge of Democratic criticism. To put it plain ly, the people have learned that the Democratic politicians and journals are utterly dishonest in what they say of living opponents, and have no sense of decency to prevent their seeking success by the foulest slanders. Just as they lie about Mr. Blaine to-day, they lied about every Republican can didate in turn, from Fremont the Pathfinder to Garfield the Martyr. Just as these same Democrats glorify Lincoln and Seward and Sumner who are dead, they will glorify President Blaine when he has passed away. But their praise disgusts, because it brings to mind the foulness of their slanders. Lhe only way a Republican can get himself called virtuous while living, by these defamers of all that is noble’ is to stifle all his'instincts, prove false to all his convictions, eat all his past words, and join the Democrats in try ing to elect a President by the shotgun and slander. Mr. Curtis knows how it is.—N. Y. Tribune. GOV. NEWELL’S NEW POSITION. William A. Newell, late Governor of Washington Territory, has been pro moted to the position of Indian In spector, a post of much importance and honor. The Olympia (W. T ) Transcript states that there are five such officers, who severally and joint ly have supervision of all" the Indian agencies and reservations; indeed they have supervisory power over all the Indian interests outside the Indian of fice at Washington. The duties con sist in visiting the various agencies examining accounts, looking over the reservations, the condition of the In dians, with power to remove agents and other officers for cause, and to ap point substitutes, subject to approval of the 1 resident; to negotiate treaties and to perform all other duties which may pertain to the welfare of the wards of the Government. There are sixty five agencies, located in the new States and Territories, from Alaska to Dakota and Texas. The ^Inspectors are sub ject to the order of the Indian Depart ment to visit any one of them at any point. No such officer resides upon he Pacific coast, where most of the Indians are located. Governor New l.iS offi 'Tef°r?; detenuine‘l *0 make his official residence in Washington remtory, at the capital city, recogniz ng the propriety of having an Inspec :or located somewhere within the li,n muntry6 ^ N°rthwest Pa^c coast ; ir-0' Bib'es'bTth^merican i 3ible Society during sixty-eight years amounts to 43,893,031. The entire lumber of volumes in raised letters or the blind, issued during the past i ’ear was 357, and the entire number 1 •f volumes for the blind issued in forty 1 wo years is 13,520. ty" 1 BLAINE AND THE GERMANS. Mr. Blaine has long been known as a friend of the Germans. The following dispatch to the American Minister at Berlin, July 30th, 1881, while Mr. Blaine was Secretary of State, should ■ be read by every German-American: 1 Department op State, > Washington, D. C., July 30,1881 > Sir—Duringthe darkest period of the , Revolutionary War a German soldier of character and distinction tendered , hissword in aid of American Independ ence. Frederick William Augustus Baron Steuben, joined Washington at Valley Forge, in the memorable and disastrous Winter of 1778. He attested tlie sincerity of his attachment to the ; patriot cause by espousing it when its fortunes were adverse, its prospects ■ gloomy, and its hopes, but for the in tense zeal of the people, well nigh crushed. The Baron Steuben was received by Washington with the most cordial wel come, and immediately placed on dutv as Inspector-General of the aruiv A detailed history of his military career in America would form an epitome of the Revolutionary struggle. He had served in the Seven Years’ War on the staff of the great Frederick, and had acquired in the campaigns of that mas ter of military science the skill and the experience so much needed bv the un trained soldiers of the Continental army. 1 he drill and discipline and effective organization which under the commanding patronage of Washington were at once imported to the American army by the zeal and diligence of Steu ben, transformed the volunteers and raw levies into veterans, who success fully met the British regulars in all the campaigns of that prolonged struggle. The final surrender of the British army under Lord Cornwallis occurred at Yorktown, Yra., the 19th day of Oc tober, 1781. ,Baron Steuben" bore a most conspicuous part in the arduous pntnnn.iD'n \vhir»h oa -1._ for the Continental arinv, and it fell to Ills lot to receive the first official notification of the proposed capitula tion, and to bear it to the illustrious Commander-in Chief. The centennial of that great event in American history is to be celebrated with appropriate observances and cere monies on the approaching anniver sary. I am directed by the President to tender, through you, an invitation to the representatives of Baron Steu ben's family in Germany to attend the celebration as guests of the Govern ment of the United States. You will communicate the invitation through the Imperial Minister of Foreign Af fairs, and will express to him the very earnest desire of this Government that it shall be accepted. 1 Those who come as the representa tives of Baron Steuben’s family will be assured in our day of peace and prosperity of as warm a welcome as was given to their illustrious kinsman in the dark days of adversity and war. They will be the honored guests of fifty million Americans, a vast number of whom have the German blood in their veins, and constitute one of the most worthy and valuable elements that make up the strength of the Republic. Intensely devoted with patriotic fidel ity to America, they yet retain and cherish and transmit the most affec tionate memory of fatherland. To these the visit of Baron Steuben’s rel atives will have something of the revi val of family ties, while to all Ameri - cans, of whatever origin, the presence of German guests will afford fitting opportunity of testifying their respect for that great country within whose imperial limits are included so much of human grandeur and human pro gress. I am sir, etc., James G. Blaine. THE HARPERS. The publishers of Harper's Weekly are now engaged in an effort to defeat Mr. Blaine for the Presidency. Their present attitude is largely due to Mr. Blaine’s refusal to give them the publication of his book known as “Twenty Years of Congress.” The following letter written by Jpseph W. Harper, Jr., to Hon. William Walter • Phelps, a few months since, shows P.miP.lMSii luliot + 1.^ TI. i .. .1 sentiments were concerning Mr. Blaine, and what their position would have been had the contract for publishing the book been given to them:— “With the instinct of a publisher, accustomed to deal with the people rather than with privileged classes, 1 recognize the fact that there is no man living more closely in sympathy with the people than Mr. Blaine. I keep a not untrained linger on the popular pulse, which, in our vigorous American life, is generally healthy, and 1 am sure that it beats strongly in admiration and affection for a man who has been absolutely fearless in his patriotism. Mr. Weed’s reminiscences will be inter esting as the record of an acute ob server, but I am sure that Mr. Blaine’s narrative will hold the American peo ple, because it will be human—real ilesh and blood—the record, not of a Machiavellian observer, but of an active participator, a brave lighter, and *1 a gallant leader in the most critical events of our nation’s history. m “So, when it comes quite convenient to you, I wish that you would give Mr. -t. Blaine to understand that while the doors of Franklin Square always stand wide open to ‘them literary fellers,’ such as scholars and poets, and novel ists and essayists, and travelers, the proprietors generally go down to the sidewalk to welcome the historian of his own time, and, with uncovered heads, reverently help him to unload the manuscript from his triumphal car on the elevated railroad. Please inti mate all this to Mr. Blaine. You know liowtodo it gracefully and effectively.” At Gloucester, N. J., a pear tree is itill bearing fruit that was brought in i ilower pot from England in 1697, by Captain Samuel Harrison, and planted n his garden. Captain Harrison’s ather was put to death as one of the •egicides, during the reign of Charles II. An electric horse chronometer has oeen invented. The movement is con- y •rolled by a current opened and closed jy the breaking of an almost micro icopic copper wire stretched across he track. It is said to record to the -1 500 of a second.