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Out yonder In the moonlight, wherein Gcd's i Acre llei, Oo sngels wslklng to nd fro, singing their lullabies j (Their radiant wings are folded and their eyes are bended low, At they sing amonv the beds whereon the (lowers delight to grow ! "Sleep, ob, lleepl The Shepherd guardeth his sheep I Fast speedcth the night away, Hoon Cometh the glorious day; Pleep, weary ones while ye may Sleep, oh, Bleep I " The flowers within tiod's Aere srs'thst fair and wondrous sight, And hear the nnge's singing to the. sleepers through the night; And, lo! throughout the hours of dny those gentle Dowers prolong The lllil'ic of the ungels in Ihut tender slumber song: 'Sleep, oh, sleep! The Shepherd loreth Ills sheep ! II" Unit guardcth Ills lloek the best limb folded tlieluto His loving brrnslj Si, sleep ye, now, nnd take your rest S eep, oh, sleep!" From angel and from llower the years have le;irnei that soothing snug. And with Its heavenly music speed the days and nights along ; So. through all time, w hoso flight the Shep herd's vigils glorify, Hod's Acre slumliereth in the grace of Hint sweet lulliiliyl 'Sleep, uh, sleep ! The shepherd loveth His shee Fast speedeth the night away, Soon cometh the glorious dav ; Sleep, weary ones, while ye may sleep, oh, sleep !" -Eugene Field, In l.udleV Home Journal. HE LACKED COURAGE. !IV 1'HWAItll . VAN ZII.K. Erasing Kobinson, M. Iiatl do- elded to commit suicldo. Ho lint rencliod this determination with con. siileiublo reluctnticc. Doing n limn of great mental ntnl physical powers ho foil more vividly, poilinris, tlmn wenkor men that detestation of death that It more or less prevalent among mortals mid forms one of tlin front est mysteries of this queer world. Wo nil know that wo must dlo. Nature ordains that we should pnsg awny. Why, then, do we dread tho ordeal? Nature decrees Hint we must ont and drink, sleep and lovo, nnd wo tlinnk the goddess for so doing, but whon alio tolls us all men must die we shud der nnd revolt. Why is tills? Count, less generations liavo nttompted to solvo the problem, but It still remains unanswered. lint to our story I Tills tnnn Hob iiiHon had boon a vory sunuesgful sur geon, llo hud cut nnd slashed bis way into fnino and fortune, and by lopping off limbs and performing lap arotomy, tracheotomy and various other otomlcs had built up a metro, politnu reputation that paid him a largo incono every year. Neverthe less, bo bad, ns was said before, de cided to blow his famous and very lucrative bruins out. When Erastus Kobinson mado up bis mind to do anything that tiling was prnctically done. Ho possessed a will of iron, nnd he knew that It was a shame, to lung at its scat with a shooting-iron. Hut the doctor had been crossed in love and his scientific acumen assured him that his heart was broken. Now there U only one roa onablo and appropriate courso for n man with a fractured hoart to pursue The, earthly life having lost all its charms lie must, of necessity, try some other realm. As there is no .marriage or giving in marriage in tho other world, be who has bcon jiltod here is certain to find rest and possibly recreation in tho land boyond the gravo. So, at least, thought Erustus Kobinson, and ono morning, aftor a sleuploss night, ho, like Johnny, got his gun, a thirty-two caliber rovolvor, and having locked the front door of lils ollico and dismissed ills houso- fceeper, proparod to porfoi-m the most interesting, if not the most fatal, sur gical operation iu his career. Dr. HoMnsoii had miulo hit way In his profession in largo part owing to his wonderful nerve. Ills col leagues nnd patients had never known lii baud to tremble nor his eye to flinch at any crisis, and, liko a socioty bell, he always gave the cut direct. But as ho stood up that day aud loaned . against his dosk his baud, as it graspod the instrument of death, shook so violently that ho could not placo it against bis temple. As a conscientious surgeon ho did not wish to make a bungling job of his absolutely faro well appearance in the line of heroio ti'oatmont. and so ho replacod the re volver ou tho dosk, and, seating hint self in an armchair, lit a cigar and began a process of cerebration that resulted In the couoluslon that ho could not blow out his brains without the aid of somo one lest Interestsd In the result of the operation thau ho was himself. The outcome of bis cogitations was bls: bo walked to the telephone called up the central ofllce and asked I for a messenger-boy the oldest and most cxperlonnedHhnt could be spared. Then he returned to his scat, resumed his cigar and nearly fainted away. An unsuccessful oil oil at suicide is apt to agitate the nervous system, but when you combine It with tho exhaus tion of vitality pertaining to the de livery of a message over a telephone wlro tho combination Is certain to bo extremely enervating. Erustus Kobln son, M. )., strong man though bo was, felt keenly tho debilitating effects of trying to reach both tho future lifo and a messenger-boy with. In tho brief spneo of ten minutes. After nwliilo tlin suicidal smoker grew so nervous that ho was obliged to throw aside his wood nnd walk up and down tho ollico with faltering step. Ouco ho grasped tlin pistol in a frenzied w-ny, and tho messenger boy had nearly lost his job. but Robinson's baud was still too unsteady to do the work required. A ring at tlio door bell restored the broken-hearted man for a moment to lit senses. "I.'omo in," ho said to tho tint formed youth who stood before Mm. Tho messenger was n boy of about 10 years of nge, whoso faco boro that peculiar expression that Is known to slung as "tough." Locking tho door again, tho doctor ushered tho youngster Into his olllce. "Have you got much pluck P" ho asked the boy, seating himself nnd lighting a fresh cigar. "Well, dey calls mo 'Nervy Polo,' sir. Don't dat go?" "That's promising. Iid you ever kilt n man ?" The nicssengnr-boy looked rnthor startled, but only for a moment. I'lion ho nusworcd t "Naw J but I sot'vod t'reo months ou da Island. I stnnsliod a old chap in do Jaw fur callin' mo a 'dago.' IV yo see?" "That's not bad. Do you want to make some monoy?" "W-o-l-l hear mo shout Hut I don't want no tnoro o' do Island. Do boodle's got to bo big to catch 'Nervy role' if do coppers Is on do lay. See?" "Oh I you needn't worry," returned tho doctor, Inking up tho revolvor and examining tho cartridges. "Tho point is Just hero, my boy. 1 Intended to kill myself, but I find that too much smoking has injured my norves. 1 can't feel certain that I shall do the not with what tho newspapers call neatness and dispatch. Now, I've left a nolo on tho dosk hero saying that 1 linvo blown my brains out. I want you to do tho docd. I'll givo you two hundred dollars in cash if you'll kill me. When you'vo put tho ball Into my head, pluce tho pistol in my bund. Then tako this key and leave tho houso by tho buck way. Thero's no ono boro, nnd tho shot will not be heard Hero's tho monoy. Have you got the sand?" Tho faco of tho vouth was a study Amazement, cupidity, four, wore coni' bined In tho picture. Ho glnucod at tho doctor, guzod longingly at tho money hold out to hlra, look the crisp bills In his hand, carefully placed thorn In bis pockot, sliuddorod as ills oyos rested on the rovolvor. Thou a hum orous gloam came into his cyos, and his Coltlo countonance seamed to light with an intelligence it had not shown beforo. "Look ahore, boss," he said. "I've do dust, but I niu't got tho sand. Sco?" Then he bolted for the door, unlockod it and was gone. F.rnstus Kobinson, M. I)., is still alive, ilo was so amazed at seolug a mossoiiger boy run that Ufa took on n ploasuuter aspect than it had worn for somo timo, mid he roplncod his revolver In its drnwor. -Onco A Wook. lloiniince of a Shipwreck. Quito a romiineo is connectod with tho loss of tho ship Franklin, which was wreckod on Capo Cod, Mass., in 1810, with CO pooplo nbourd. She was discovered oarly In the morning by Benjamin F. Klch, a youth of 18, who was out hunting for ducks. Ho gavo the ularin and the neighbors most of them seafaring men gathorcd to tho rescue. A whulo bout was quickly manned and launchod through tho surf, under command of young Uich's father. It fetohod a boatload of the unfortunates ashore, but the elder Rich was disabled on tho trip nnd the boy took command for a toe ond ctlbrt. Most of the people were suvod, but a number wcro lost. In the strugglo for lifo tlioro were tome pitiful scenes. One woman, clasping her baby to hor breast, clung to be laying pin that was fixed in tho tide of the vessol, when a brutal tailor forced looso her grasp in order to pre serve himself. She wus drowned but young Rich got the baby. It was purpla with cold, ltt little hands fat teuiiig tbomtolvot iu the bluo cloth of his shirt as be carried it to land, but It was revived and llvod. There It a dash of humor evou In tragedy sometimes. In this case fat woman, who weighed about 200 pounds, bad embraced the bowsprit and refused lo let go, to that the had to bo dragged off by the hoolt into Hit water and then pulled Into the boat. SuhsccjHcnt developments proved that the ship was wrecked deliberately for tho purpose of recovering Insurance A fow dnys later young ICIch found a satchel on tho bench containing lotion from tho owners, addressed to the cnptalti of the vessel and suggesting to 111 ill that It would not bo a bnd schemo to lose the old craft. It wat how n afterward that the captain de liberately ran her ashore. The ownert brought suit for $18u,0U0 against tho Insurance coinimtiles, but at the Inst momoint alio papers which Klcli bud found wore exhibited in evidence and ho case was thrown out of court nt once. I lie government did not give medals for lifo saving In Ihoso days, but Kich got ono from tho Iliiiiiano .Society of Massachusetts. Ho Is now superintendent of tho life saving d:. ti let which includes tho Eastern Slioru of Virginia. f Washington Stnr. Weighing a Miiliiirnjiih. Tho ancient annuul ceremony of "Tnlnbbarniu," or weighing tho Maharajah of Trnvniicoro ngnlnst an equivalent weight of gold, bat coma round allaln. It appears to liavo been conducted this year with great pomp and ceremony, for the present Ma- iiirajuli it a Hindu of tho orthodox type, who aspires to keep up tho tra ditions of his houso. Somo months beforo tho ceremony tho (iovornment purchased, through Its commercial agent at Alloppcy, about two thousand pounds' weight of pure gold, tho greater pnrt of which was converted Into coins for this purpose. After presenting an elephant anil of ferings to tho shrine, tlin Mn- liaralah onterod tho building pre pared for tho occasion, and having completed tho preliminary ceremonies, mounted ono of tho scales, Tho sword and the shield woro laid in bis lap; In tho other sldo of tho tcalo gold coins, struck for tho occasion, woro placed by the first and second princes, till It touched the ground nnd the Maharajah roso Iu tho air, the priest iiiouuwhile chanting Vcdio hymns. Volleys wcro llrod, tho band played, and tho troops prcsontod arms. The Maharajah wor shipped at tho slirlno, and tlion wont to tho palaco. Subsequently tho Dowuii and other olllclnls distributed tho coins from the Fort gates to ubout llftocn thousand Ilrulimlus. f London News. The Largest Existing flower. Iu Mlndinac, tho farthest southeast- oi-ii island in tho l'lillliplne group, upon one of its mountains, tho vol canic Apo, a party of botanical and ethnographical explorers found rc contly, at a height of 2,600 foot above the son level, a colossal flowor. Tho discoverer, Dr. Aloxundnr Schadon- borg could tcnrcoly believe bit eyes whon ho saw amid '.he low-growing bushes tho immense budt of tills flowor growing like gigantic cnbbngo hoads. Hut ho wns still moro aston ished when ho found a specimen in full bloom, a llvo-potaled flowor nearly a yard In diamator, at large at a car- rlngo wheol, in fuct. This enormous blossom was borne on a tort of vine crooplng on the ground. Tho natlvo who accompan ied Dr. Schadonbcrg culled it "1 lo." Tho party hud no scale by which.-tho woight of the flower could be ascer tained, but tlioy improvised a twing ing tcalo, using their boxos and speci mens as weights. Woighiug those whon opportunity served, it was found that a single flowor weighed over twenty-two pounds. It wns im possible to transport the fresh llower, so tho travellers photographed it, aud dried a number of lit leaves by tho boat of a fire. fl'oarton's Weekly. The Chluese I'ig. Tho Chinese pig, according to the roport of the British consul at Kiting chow, is not the least important per tonnge in the Chinese empire. Ho it tho rout payer of Hainan, and it cou soquoutly reared iu every homo with the greatest caro. As many at 1000 tleek porkers are sometimes tout to Hong Kong in ono steamer; evon the dignified French mail boats competing for this traffic. It mutt not be tup posed, writes Consul Purkor, that these plgt are ill-treatod or that they wallow together indiscriminately iu wild filth and disorder. On the con. trary a pig cargo it pcrhapt cloanor than a human cargo of Chluete cool lot, tuoh as in the old dayi of tho Macao barracoont used alto, in fact, to be called in the local or Cantonese slang chu-ttal," or "pigs." fPicayune, ' ' . SOLDIERS' COLUMN.1 PEACH TEEB CREEK. Bow the 18th N. T. Indapsndsnt Battery Hsds It Hot for Hood's Rebels. Although as to, numbers engaged on the Union side, It wss a small af fair compared with tho battle of Atlanta, which was fought two dnys later, still it was or sutllclent Importance fo r r.the time being to occupy all tho . leisure momenta . of those who were 'In It," and to re- MwiPfltniii n lilncn In i tho memories of - -Vthc survivors dur ing all tho after years of their lives. Tho battle-ground, tho valley or ravine in front, the rise, the timber to tho right ond rear, tho fight over the guns, the flanking on nor right and rear, are nil brought beforo inn again. Not withstanding this was so many years ngo, I seem to have n better recollec tion of the doings of that afternoon than of other afternoons since then. The battory was f'apt. Dundy's lllt.h N. Y. Independent L. A. Tho full battery of six guns was present. Soma of the Infantry proceeded tho bnttery in locating n line of battle and putting tip slight breastworks, in Case Hood should tako the offensive. After crossing reach Treo Creek in tho morning, wo were waiting in col umn all tho forenoon. An ominous tilnr.ee reigned. About noon nn Or derly camn dashing up to ths Captain, and gavo him directions to go into bnt tery on tho line-of battle on a distant bill, and to move with all haste. Immediately comes the order: "At tention I Drivers, mount I Cannonceis,' mount I Forward, march ! Trot I Oallop I" Then tho drivers yell ond lnsh their horses and they break into a fall run; tho wheels bound nlong over ditches, logs, stumps nnd stones that would tenr n farm wagon all to pieces. Tho ennnonoers nro bounding up six Inches Iroin their seats, nnd hanging on for dear life; for a fall under tlin wheels would bo worso than n rebel bullet. Vp the long hill wo go, down another one, across n ravine, then up ngain to another elevation, tho horses never slacking their speed until wo arrive at the ground where wo are to go into bnttery seemingly in utter confusion, but wo aro on the ground in flvo minutes nficr starting. In ono niiintto more tho guns are unlimbercd and run forward, tho limbers turned round, the guns loaded and run into tho em brasures, each gun, each limber, and ench caisson in its proper place. In live minutes more our pickets aro driven in aud the battlo is on. I was n cannoneer of the left gun of the left section. The section was com manded by Lieut. McUurrin. Tho guns that wcro enptured and re captured were tho right section. The guns that turned the cross tire on the robs were the middle section. Our gunucr. C'orp'l Lynch, wns killed nt tho start, and Lieut. McGurrin took bit pluce. AH the nppenrances in dicated that wo had business on our hands. In fact, we had been warned for two or three days that Hood had' superseded Johnston, and to look out for him, ns he wns likely to strike; hard at some unexpected point, and it, so happened that tho Second Division' of the Twentieth Corps wat tho placo selected to make tho assault. They flanked us on tho right; they killed off our men and enptured two of our guns; but it was a repetition of tho experiment of tho fellow who bit off moro than he could chew. They did not hold the ground nor tho guns. After the action coniniencod my per sonal observation extended but little' beyond our own gun. The smoke en veloped ut to that we could neither tee to the right nor to the left. Bo tides, we wore pretty busily nccupiod with "our own knitting," without tak ing observations. The flro of our sec tion wat to tho front, and if anybody escaped the stream of fire from the guns I think they would bo soared to death by tho noise we made. My own cars ached at if they would burst from the continual roar of the guns. Thoy drowned every other sound. I heard no infantry-tiring at all, though thay were firing rapidly liko ourselves. We fired our guns just at rapidly as five men, drilled to movo as machinery, and commanded by an expert, could do it. Throo shots a minuto from each gun, rolling out in one continuous roar, which made the ground shake and tremble, and this without any cessa tion for two hours. The rango wat' point-blank, and we kept the guns nil tho time depressed, firing alternately j double canister and short-fuse shell The canister would tweep the ground, mowing twatht through the advancing; columns like a tornado of fire. Thel shell would cut down trees, take off1 bark and limba, then burst in front of the rebel ranks, hurling doath and de-l ttruction around. We would occasion-' ally fire t olid shot, which would cut down trees, ricochet over the hoads of one line and plow through tho ground, throwing dirt over the next line, then bound and roll along, diminishing in velocity, until it would kill two or three soldiers a mite to the rear, when its force wat almost spent. And what is most remarkable, that in all this two hours of musketry and artillery tome etcaped unscathed, It wat a hot afternoon, being the 30th of July, 1804, and after the battle wat over our pantaloons and shirts were dripping with perspiration, and our facet were to smeared with pow der and tweat that we resembled dar '"Kim kies more than white people, and wa were to exhausted that we could hard ly stand up. We lost that day 18 men In killed and wounded, about half the men that were at the guns. One's lifo wst inj danger anywhero In that neck of woods' that afternoon. A man was at tafo at tho front at in the rear. One of our wounded men wat killed while being taken to the rear. I wat sent to tho rear for water to twab the gun. When I arrived at a certain point I thought I could see a depression In the ground tnat might contain water. I asked tome infantry men who weio lying on their faces (I lupposo gnnrding our right rear) if there was nny wnto out thore. Thoy replied: "Don't go out there A msn was killed going across tliero only a moment ago." I remarked that kill ing wns the order of business Just then, and 1 must havo somo water, to I ducked my head nnd started. Tho bullets commenced whistling past my ears, but they miscalculated. I did not stand in ono place a great length of time. In fact, if I had been timed, It would have been shown that I mado a splendid record of speed. I found somo muddy water, scooped up some, nnd tho bullets "zipped" past my head again as I returned. All earthly things have an end, nnd this bnttlo did also. It seemed to mo that we were loading nnd firing for two hours Just ns fast ns we could work the guns: per lisps it was not so long. After we had ceased firing, and the smoko hud cleared away from our gun n group of us stood resting on the left wheel. A wreath of smoke rose fiom n treo about 200 yards to out right front, mid a bullet came from a sharpshooter's gun, crashed into the hub of tho wheel we had .'lolil of, nnd three buckshnt glanced on the tire nnd spattered lead upon us. It was a pretty good shot. We hastily loaded our gun with solid shot. ran it forward, aimed nnd lired. It cut the treo in two nb ut 10 feet nbove the ground. Wo were too tired to go and see what be came of the red, but he did not molest us nny more. F. M. Lkk, in National Tribune. Eight Year Old Soldier. John W. Messick diod nt Evnns ville, Ind., a few days ago. after a brief illness. Ho was probably tho youngost person who enlistened in tho I'nion army during tlin rebellion, join ing Company A, Forty-second Indiana, infantry at tho ago of 8 years and terving three years at a drummer boy when he wat honorably discharged. THE NATIONAL GAME, Tnii.Aoei.rniA won the series from Bos ton. Chimin, of Cleveland, is the League's best run getter. Cleveland has won the majority of ber extra-inning games. Res i it, Hutchinmo and Buftlnton are to gether having an off-year. This Is Chicago's worst season since the League wns organized in IhTO. Wfi.ch has bpnn releaswd by the Balti more. HhtHi will take Welch's place. Phtis BnowsiNO has a batting average of .SI.- with Ciiioinniiti, nnd .:J1U for the whole seaiioii. Rrinrs and Harrington have been rein stated ly the Cincinnati Club, Mullane has b?en released. Ewi.vo, of New York, is not a successful flrst-oaseiuan. If is weakness causus a lack of vontidence to every man who throws to liiin. 'fug Boston team won by its superior work Iu the pitcher's position, its remarkable Meld ing and developuiHnt ot team work at crit ical stages ot the t-ontast. Wash's fon! base play is a model t copy iroin. He faces every kind of a bull, aud no Otu' ot an err.?r deters hitn a jiij uieiit. This is true ball playing. MlM.IOAN leads the bitting for the Wash ington, noy the base stoaling. and Radford t he base on ball', while Richardson leads the country at second base and short stop. tiOKK has beon released and Outfielder Newman, of tho defunct Minnoaooli West ern league team.signe 1 by the New Yorxt. Newman bat a batting avrago of .3.Y). Ol-tvI'Xdkr Joa Kkm.y has been signed by ton fittsourg Cluo. Klly was purchase! from the Omnba Cluo. He will play eeutre tleld and John Corkhili will be released. Kkspk, th ) veteran pitcher, was given the usual ten day.' noticj of his release by the ffaila lelphia Clul, On what grounds the club decided to dispense with Kerne's service 1 not known. Th bent record thus far in box work this season is that of fitcher Young, of tbe Cleveland team, in disposing of his batting adversaries witoout a single earned run to their credit in a ixteen-iuuiug game. The present New York team is a whole sermon against expensive teams. It draw g.V.1,000 from the ouiD treasury, and u one of trie bitt-rest Uistppointnienu ever placed u i. on the ttald. There ia not even tho exouse nt nnrd luek" or aecidont to lift tho team out ot its disgrace. Thb Brooklyn team deservasfullyasmuoh honor as the champions. Manager Ward did not have ths benelitot a oluti as expert tnced as the Bostons, and started with some what ot an experhmmtal ttuun. His success is little short o( wonderful, aud his player are entitled to hold the name ot Ward' Wonders, Th first season of the Nationtl League championship .las oioaeJ. The Bostons won with comparative ea.se, althoujn uo t tbe last two weeks either Brooklyn or Philadel phia had a possible chance. The following is the order ut the Huisli: Boston, 7i)8; Brooklyn, Mi; Philadelphia, tM; Cincin nati, SM7; Cleveland, 551; Pittsburgh, eViT; Washington.' 411; Chicago, 43; rit. Louis, 4JS, .New York, 410; Louisville, 3U0; ttalti luoi e, -M7. . . Queen Car.ilav Oflur a t'rlae. On of the most interesting prizes offered at tho Ked Cross exhibition now being held at Lei pale Is that given by tjueen Curola of isaxony for the best scheme for providing modi clues, nourishment, and protection, for tho wounded during and Imme diately aftor a battlo. Every exhibit in the Lelpslo exhibition has to undergo the test of actual use before receiving a prize. Queen Carols has always taken a great interest in tho lied Cross Knights, and it was the late Minister of War for Saxony wh6 first suggested that this exhibition should be beldL t ' t The bicycle fever has invaded Sweden. A club of ladies has beon organized thore, and they are reported a eutUuslasUo. . ...... . PENNSYLVANIA PICKINGS. SOUS XKPORTsVWT HAPFBHXirO Of Interact to Dw-llera la the Keyttsae State. ON ItOO'M AND WII.H t.'IIKRIttKS. IIOW IMI'OHTKIl II.MI.IIOAn I.AnolIKRS ARB r.iRi'rn to srnsiKT. The imported laborers who have been rhniiorlng all the week for the (2,000 da them for work on the Reading, Lancaster and Baltimore railroad, started for Molina vlllcnnd Adiiinstowu. Their condition it wretched. They aro almost without cloth ing and for days have been subsisting on roots and wild cherries. The Direetor of the Poor gave them some food, and about dozen have secured transortalioii to New York. A und of police has been guarding tho bridges over tlin Schuylkill to prevent the horde from entering Reading. Nothing has been heard for somo dnys from Con tractor Warren, who left last'week for New York to secure money from the syndicate widen undertook to float the bonds in Kns lund from which tho money to build the toad Is to l)e,ri-alizeil. TWO Iir.ATH W.WINTS SIONED. 'iov. 1'iittison signed the death warrants of William F. Keek of Lehigh county ami Henry Ihivis of Philadelphia. They will be executed on Tbu-sdny, Heptombor 8. At 1'nloti township, Huntingdon county, Thomas r'rew's ham, two horses, wagons, etc., was burned by incendiaries. Iahis, several thousand dollars; no Insurance. LioiiTxixo struck nnd killed John Raln ev, aged Id. of 1'nrdoe, Mercer county, while standing by a stack of bay which was destroyed. Oarmkl Kytii. while suffering from a temporary lit of insanity, jumped from a second-story window of the Nixon house, Butler, and ran down street into a barn where he shot himself, dying immediately. Thomas Whitk, aged 18, was sentenced by Judge lughrnm, of tireenn county, to five years in the penitentiary for the killing of .loli ii Mellenry, iu Center township. Chwii.ks Hkiukokr. nl .V) years, while setting in a swing at l'billiMhurg, fell a dis tance of two feet, breaking his buck, which caused paraly-is. He is not ex pectcd to re cover. Viu.iam I. Wai.i.vk, ns guardian for Krederica J. Smith, of New Cnstle. has sued the Pittsburg & Western road for MO.ODO damages, alleging that the gross carelessness of the road in August, lKXti, was responsible for the dentil nf Miss Smith's brother and permanent injury to herself. Tup citizens of Dunn's sta'lon, Washing ton county, ore greatly excited over thestrik ing of iiu iminciise gas well near that place. Tho well penetrated tliesimd yesterday even ing nnd immediately began gassing heavily. A little more drilling developed it into one of the largest gussers in the state, the test showing a pressuro of 2.V) pounds to the minute. Tbe well is owned by the Carnegie company. IiKn ruts In a well caused typhoid fever and killed the wife and daughter of Ira White, at Washington, lust week. (Ikorok Hawmoxo, 21 years of age, and bis father, John Hammond, aged 41, wore killed ot tli Wheeler mines, near Union town, by a fall of slate. KnWAim St. Clair (dnnoNS, manager of the oimm'u houso at Shenandoah, was killed by falling down collar steps. Kmr boasts of a population of I5,SI7, ac cording to the directory just published. Thirty turkeys and 10 chickens were slaughtered by a mink in two nights on John Kline's farm nt Ttilpehockon. Thk following was the prize essay of a little Bethlehem girl: "A sheep has two eyes, two ears, a nose, a mouth, a head, four feet and a tongue. He also has wool, skin, ilesh, a tail nnd bones." TiiKnn Is a peculiar disease among the cat tin in some counties in this state, which ha thus far hallled the skill of cattle men. Tbe first synitums is the drying up of the milk, and filially the animal becomes blind and dies in great agony. A number of steers have also died from this disease. A rr.w davs ago a young woman In Well.1- noro was seized witn a ut or cougiiing, aim she was choked by something In her throat, which slie finally coughed up and found that the article that she had coughed up wns a common pin heavily coated with rust. The most remarkable part of the in cident is that the young lady has no recol lection of ever swallowing a pin. NEWSY GLEANINGS. Yicllow Fevib prevails in Honduras. Thc iron ore trade still remains stagnant There are fears of a cholora epidemio ia Europe. . Thk oils wells lo this country supply 130 000 barrels a day. . HansArrKR all telegraphing la Spain will be done by military operator. There were no less than five staj rob beries in Montana during June. The next President of the United States will receive about 7,000,000 votes. The pack ot canned lobsters is expected to fall oil titty per ceut. compared, with hut season. A TUNKKr. to cost 11,000,009 baa been started at Ltuviville, Col ,, to drain th mut ing camps. James Mum., of Louisville, Ky bled) to death from a hole in hu tongue about thai sixe of a piu. Thk chiefsof the Arapahoe and Cheyenne Indians refuse to accept the beof isue trout the Govjrnmont. Thk embezzlements of tho first six monha of the present year amounted tot the large sum ot 13,803,814. v Reliif boats provided and provisioned by tbe State, have left How Orleans for the flooded ditrict of the State. Dkouts famine in Northern Mexico and Southwest Texas looms up as one of the great calamities ot the year. Advices from nearly all business centres show a gradual growth in court luuce, though Dot in the volume of business done. Tbk Governments of Germany and Aus tria are acting in concert in tbe adoption of measures to prevent uaolera from entenu their countries. TJnitjcd States cavalry to th number of four bundred are encamped near Douglas Wyoming, presumably to Uk a hand iu tUe . rustler trouble. . H. L. Lincks, of Huron, South Dakota Vice-President of the National Aliianoe, succeeds Ik L. Polk, deosaaed, as Pruideut ot the organuialiion. The estate of the late Father Molllnger of Pittsburg, worth tSOO.CHW, and supposed to bav been given to the curoh. is outlined by a poor cousin living in Haw York. Tbinos are going to be lively la th Bar. ing 8ea this suwou. Th migrating ber do are uow near the passes la the olosad aas aud ths oruiaars are following thorn. Mabbui In quantity ha been discovered) In buatex Couuty, Mew Jersey, aoar rjtitu hop, it is the hrst rind of oonsequena is tbe State. Th ledge ara estimated to u worth l"0.0oo.