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JAMES RltD ft SOW, PropY.
ashtabula! i i ohio.
Gathered from All Quarters.
Tnc coinage of silver at the United
fitates mint for the last fiscal year araouated
to l'J,oii0.000. Tlt silver production iu
bout fct8,00O,000, i,0iK),(AX) 1cm than th pre
Viout year.
A WASHtxoTOH dispatch says the col
lision near Norfolk t abort time afro between
the tug-boat Lumberman and the steamer
Isaac Bell, or which ten Uvea were lost, la
now attributed to toe color blindness o( tbe
General Walker, Census Commis
sioner, tent bli report on the South Carolina
investigation to tbe Secretary of the Interior
on the Oth. The report sustains the enumera
tion of 1S80 in that State and sets forth that
the enumeration of 1670 wal 10U,UOO abort of
tbe actual population.
Ix consequence of the resignation of
cx-Postmaster General Key, against whom
proceedings were originally Instituted by the
lottery companies for detention of their mail
matter, tbe suits will probably be dismissed
bj the Supreme Court.
For the year ending June 80, 1880,
tbe Issues of postage stamps, stamped en
velopes snd postal cards (on which the revenue
of tbe Department mainly depends) aggre
gated In value 32,07,SJ; nine per cent, in
crease over tbe previous year.
. on
5th, stated that, owing to a ten per cent re
duction in wanes in the mills of the A. A W.
Sprogue Manufacturing Company, at N stick,
the operatives struck and the mills were shut
The United State Grand Jury at
Hackensack, N. J., on the 5th, Indicted Charles
H. Voorhees, member of Congress, for em
oeiilinj money of the Hackensack National
The New York ' llistorical Society
proposes to erect a suitable memorial to
Csptatn Nathan Hale upon the spot where he
was banned by tbe British, September 23,
Tub Chase and Faulkner mills at
Lowell, Mass., were burned on tbe 6th. Lots,
D. P. Dewees has withdrawn from
the canvass as the nominee of tbe Greenback
party for Judge of the Supreme Court of
The State Hospital for tho Insane at
"Warren, I'a., waa formally oincd by Gov
ernor Uoyt on tho 0th.
The General Triennial Convention of
the Protestant Episcopal Church opened at
Hew York on the (Ith. With the exception of
North Carolina, every diocese was represent
ed In the House of bishops.
At Pottsville, Pa., on tho Oth, Charles
Wither thot hit wife and then tubbed him
self, dying, from hit wounds In a few moments.
Jiro. VYlltlier will probably die. The couple
liad lived unhappily for several years.
Professor Bknjamin Pierce, mathe
matician and professor at Harvard College,
died on the 6th, aged seventv-o'ne.
TnE steamships Gellert and Canada,
which arrived at New York City on the 6th,
brought M7,lJ iu gold.
A ixot to release a large number pf
prisoners from the State prison at Concord,
Matt., was frustrated on the 6th. Some of
the convlcta had obtained posseaiion of falte
keys to nearly every door In ont division.
In Bradford, Pa. , on the 7th, a scaffold
ing on which several painters were working
suddenly gave way and precipitated the men
to tbe earth. One was instantly killed and
another probably fatally injured.
It is stated that Uuueral Grant will
go Into the new board of the Western Union
'telegraph Company at the next election.
The Oneida Community In Now York
nas dissolved its former organization, and In
Its place a Joint stock company with foOU,000
capital has been formed.
CHARLES F. Freeman, tbe Pocassett
child-murderer, escaiied from the Danvera,
Masaacbuaetta, Intaue Hospital on the oth.
The steamship Nnckar and Celtic,
which arrived at New York City on the 8th,
brought Ililfl.OOO In gold.
The epizootio is disappearing from
New York City.
Br tbe explosion of gasoline three
children ot William Clark, of Jacksonville,
Fla., wcro fatally burned on the otu. Hit
wife It uot expected to live.
While workmen wore removing the
props from the arch of a tile kiln at Gibton,
111., on the 6th, Uie arch gave way aud an im
mense weight of brick and mortar fell upon
aud buried tbe six men at work Inside. Help
came and they were taken out til being badly
used np. Fred Hummel died half an hour
after being taken out, and it wat thought
Thomas Nelson would die. The others were
seriously but not fatally hurt
The formal Inauguration of the enter
prise tor plaining Tom Hughes' Colony at
Rugby, E. Teun., on the line of the Cincinnati
Southern Hallway, took place on the Sth.
Skvehal oases of epizootio were re
ported at Chicago on the Sth.
During) the year ending October 1,
S.IM.MT barrels of salt were manufactured in
Specials to the Augusta Chronicle
from all sections iu Georgia, on the 6th, In
dicated the election of Colquitt for Governor
by between forty aud fifty thuusand. The full
Democratic, Stats ticket was elected. The
Republicans mads some gains in the General
Full returns from Delaware give the
Democrats tn the election on the Mb for In
spectors, 9,64); Republicans, 8,(73; Demo
cratic majority, 866. On the vote for Asses
sort the Democrats received 9,4U!N; Republic
ant, S.sutJ; Democratic majority, 6MI. .
Mils. Fhank Crocker, the well
known disturber of womau't rlghtt meetings,
attempted to tboot Mrs. J. B. Smith, her
step-mother, at Milwaukee, Wit., on the 6th
but tuceeeded only In shooting off one of nor
own fingers, She wat arretted and placed in
The liquor tax law of Michigan has
been declared constitutional by the State Su
, pi-erne Court.
James M. Stewart, Postmaster of
the Culled States House of Representatives,
died tn Alexandria, Va., on the 7th.
Thomas Forrest, who fatally stabbed
Michael Corbls for discharging him from the
employment ot the California mine at Silver
Keef, Mall, wat lakau from the Jail on the
Iklglit ot the 6th by masked llitu aud hauged.
Colquitt's (Uem.) majority In Geor
(la over Norwood (lud. Dciu.) will be over
60, UU0. The regular Democratic nominees for
But officers are elected by 10,000.
The mail coach waa stopped near
Lake City, Col., on the niirbt ot ths Tth, by
, two masked man, who took the mall, except
the registered pouch. There were two pas
sengers aboard, but neither they nor the ex
pre Ht matter were inoletted.
; Robert Maoii.l, of Charlestown, W.
Va., tried to poison hit wife, hit three chil
dren snd hit step-fatber at his horns In that
cltr on the Sth. lie was arretted.
Near New Canton, 111., on the 7th,
a yowng man named Sellers, who lived with a
family named Baker, consisting of father,
mother and two daughters, the elder fifteen
years old, during the absence of Mr. Baker
tnsltted that the daughter ahould promise to
marry him. She refused and thereupon Sel
lers drew a revolver, thot the mother and the
girl. Be then placed the muxsle to his own
temple snd fired. Etch thot was Instantly
fatal. The youngest daughter witnessed the
whole tragedy and gave the above facts to the
Coroner's Jury.
George Lowrt and David Thomas
were hauged by the cltltens of Nelson Coun
ty, Va., on the eth. for having grossly as
saulted and robbed a widow named Massle.
The false work of the new bridge at
Chippewa Falls. Wit., was broken on the 8th
by s heavy timber falling. Six men were
thrown into the river. One man died from
hit injuries. The others were rescued without
serloul injury.
A dispatch from Del Norte, Col., on
the Sth, stated that a Lieutenant of the
Fourth Cavalry, who pasted through there,
reported that ths man who thot an Indian a
few dayt before had been found dead at the
ttake. Great excitement prevailed and the
citizens threatened vengeance.
B. F. Owen, Justice of the Peace at
Concordls, Mies., and J. W. Glover, s farmer,
had a difficulty on the 7th, when both drew
pittolt and commenced tiring. Owen fell dead.
Glover ran a abort dlttance when he felL lie
dietl after llugerlng eight hourt.
that the international syndicate bad signed
documents relative to carrying out the Pana
ma Canal tcheme.
The Captain and crew of the schooner
Espersnea were killed by the natlvea ot Solo
mon Islands last month. The schooner had
anchored In one of the harbors of the Island for
trading purpotet.
A dispatch from Cape Town, South
Africa, taytthe area of ditturbance Itlncreat
ing. A Rome dispatch says tho Holy See
hot formally threatened to recoil the Papal
Nuncio from Porta If the decrees are en
forced. Thirty-five houses were burned in
the town of Alx, France, on the 6th.
A dispatch from Athens, Greece,
taytthe Government hnt made all dispotition
to summon 20,000 men of the reserve.
A Cettinje dispatch says that Mon
tenegro's financial difficulties require the im
mediate settlement of the Dulclgno question.
William Lassel, the English astron
outer, it dead.
A Vienna dispatch, on the 7th, stated
that all tbe Inhabitants sround Scutari, Al
bania, had been summoned to arms.
A Vienna disjiatch says the British
and Russian Cabinets have given their opin
ion of the Turkish note, that It Is altogether
uutit to form a basis ot further negotiations.
A Candah An di spatch says that after
considering the report of General Roberts,
the Indlau Government has recalled Genera)
Primrose, aud it It believed that he wilt be
summoned to defend his conduct in connec
tion with Burrows' defeat by Ayoob Khan.
The English Government has ordered
the barracks at Athlone, Cariow, Sllgo and
other placet in the west of Ireland, to be pre
pared for the full complement of troops they
are capable of accommodatlug.
The Mexican House of Representa
tives, on the 26th of September, by a large
majority vote, passed a resolution declarlug
'General Gonzales President of the Republic
Kurdish bands from tbe Turkish side
of the frontier have pillaged several districts
In Persia.
Messrs. Bf.iim, of Gotha, and Wag
ner, of Gottingen, who every two yeart pub
lish authoratlve Information on the popula
tion of the earth, have Just lsaued the sixth
issue of their work, which gives the aggre
gate population of the great divisions of the
earth at follows: Europe, Kl.VUiW.OOU; Asia,
m, 707,000; Africa, 206,6711.000; America, !,
'.i"i,S00 ; Australia and Polynesia, 4.0111 (Km;
Polar Regions, 82,000; total, l,4M,yii,500.
The vast density of the population of Asia is
shown bv the fact that it exceeds the popula
of the rest of the globe by 21S,4so,500 accord
lug to tbete llguret.
The Dublin Oazclte, on the 8th, con
tained a proclamation declaring Galway and
Mayo In a atate of disturbance requiring ad
ditional police.
A Berlin dispatch says Germany will
refute to give any aasittance to coercing
measures against Turkey, unlets all the
powers participate in them.
A Paris correspondent roported on
the 8th that there were reasons to believe thai
fleets will seize teveral porta of the jEgetv
Sea to cut off tuppllei and money from Asia
and tire islands to Constantinople.
Aterribli accidont occurred at Pitts
burg on the night ot tbe Uth on the Pennsyl
vania Railway caused by the collision of an
accommodation and a special train. Moth
trains were filled with passengers, espeelallv
the accommodation, which contained several
marching clubs which had participated In a
Democratic demonstration at 1'lttsburg.
Twenty-one pertont were killed, and twenty
dangeroutly aud four alightlv injured. The
passengers state that the flagman, whose
name is Pen rod, did not flag the Incoming
train. The matter will be thoroughly inves
tigated. The ceremony of laying the corner
stone of ths obelisk at Central Park, New
York City, took place on the 9th.
The report that Freeman, the' Pocas
sett child murderer, had escaped from the
Intaue Hospital at Danvera, Mutt., It incor
rect, i
The Massachusetts Prohibitory State
Committee has decided that tbe party should
pretent to the people complete Congressional
and Electoral tickets. ,
On the night of the 8th John Mul
bern, aged sixteen, while eharlvaring a newly
married couple at the home of S. Burkey,
Monroe, Wit., wat thot by Burkey, dying in a
thort time. Burkey wit arretted.
Citizens of St. Louis are Importuning
Secretary Schurz for a new census of that
About eloven hundred head of cattle
were burned to death in the cauls sheds st
Miller's distillery In Sterling, 111., on the Oth.
French & Ward's woolen mills In
West Stoughton, Matt., were burned on the
irth. Overthree hundred employes are thrown
out of work. Several of them were lujured.
The Sultan of Turkey says he would
rather abdicate thou yield to the wisbei of ths
Indians have stopped tho survey on
Skaget river, Washington Territory. They
threatened to kill the whole party. Two ot
the surveyors were attacked on ths 9th, and,
iu aelf-defeuse, killed two ludlant.
The Mot'luro House at Rod Rock,
Pa, caught fire from a lamp explosion and
burned on the night of the 9th, together with
a railroad depot and two small hutldlnire.
Minute SUattery, tervani, fainted In tha third
tlory aud was thrown out by .Mary Hassler,
another servant, receiving probably fatal lu
Juriea. The latter escaped by Jumping.
Duhinij a political rowatShelbyvllle,
lud., on the 9th, Sheriff McCorkle wat thot
and killed. i
A Constantinople dispatch suys one
of the murderers of Dr. Parsons, American
missionary, hat been condemned to death and
twoothert to fifteen years penal servitude.
. The Chilians bombarded Chorillos
and Ancon, recently, and destroyed many
valuable tugar plantatlona In tba north.
Both the abovs named places were perfectly
The October Evening Stare.
brilliant planets shine in the October
evening sky. Jupiter beads the list, for be
passed hit perihelion, or nenrcst point to the
son, on the 2f,th of September, and reached
his opposition, or nearest point to the earth,
on tbe 7th of Octotior. He It now forty-six
million miles nearer Ins tun, and one hundred
and eighty million miles nearer the earth than
when at the most distant point Irom each,
Nenrly twelve years must pns before he will
again be In as favorable conditions for obser
vation. Therefore every lover of the Stan
should watch the movements of this superb
planet at he comes darting atiove the ea.tera
horlron at toon as the daylight farts benm
Ing like a young moon and costing a percepti
ble shadow. He now reaches the meridian
aUiut midnight and sinks In the west at the
tun rites In the east, being visible throughout
the night. He Is to near that his moons may
be seen In an opera-glass, and his telescopic ap
pearance is hcautitul beyond expression. The
ruddy p..t still murks tbe commotion agitat
ing his surface, and bit beltt are painted in
radiant hues of purple, pink and blue which
far outsbino terrestrial tints. This planet now
rises about tlx o'clock, but at the end of tho
month will rise about four.
futurn it next In Interest, following closely
In the footsteps of Jupiter, a few degrees to
the northwest of hit rival, and rising a half
hour luter. He la traveling slowly toward per
ihelion, which be doet not reac h till ISM. aud,
as bis perihelia occur at intervals of about
thirty years, few observers see him more thun
once or twice at his brightest pbuse during a
lifetime. Saturn reaches his opposition on the
1Mb of October, and la then at his nenrest
point to the earth, being In a line with the
earth and sun, with tho earth In the center.
He is not nenrly so brilliant as Jupiter, but no
observer will fall to recognize hlra, or note his
tine appearance, for hit usual murky tint hot
given place to a toft, paie yellow. This, as
well as his Increased size. Is due to four causee,
bis opposition, bis approach to perihelion, the
nearly wide-open presentation of bis rings,
and his northern declination. He may now
be seen coming up in the east atiout balf-pnst
tlx: at the end of Ortober at balf-pust four.
One other planet divides the evening honors
with Jupiter and Saturn. This is Venus, and
very bright-eyed observers may now pick her
up shortly after sunset In the glowing west,
hbe hat pasu-d her superior conjunction with
the sun, and is now coming toward us. She
acts about three-quarters of an hour after the
tun; In tbe evenings of late October tho will
linger above the horizon for atiout an bourand
a quarter after the sun hns disappeared. But
while Jupiter and Saturn will soon be on the
wane, she will increase in brilliancy, and pro
long her stay In the west. Before November
clones, the will eclipse them In the brightness
of her thlnlng, reigning during the Winter
montht tho most radiant star in the firmament,
tbe acknowledged queen of the shining holt
tuutstudthe iky. rcmoVa Companion.
Death a Victim of Hydrophobia.
AxoTllr.R painful case or hydrophobia It ro
ported. Tho death of Joseph Moorboutc, of
Elizabeth, X. J which occurred Monday night
from hydrophobia, it said by tbe attending
physicians, eight in number, to have been the
most rapid on record from that cause, the
victim dying In tweilth-lour hours alter being
first attacked. Moorhouse, while pluying with
a pet mongrel dog in May, wot bitteu In the
wrist. Hit arm was swollen for a few days
after Dr. Pickett, of Elizabeth, cauterized
tho wound, and Moorhouse thought no more
of It. After sawing some wood Friday,
Moorhouse said be felt a pain iu hit
arui, but thought It wot rheumatism,
fcuturdtiy he said to his sister
that ho felt a tingling sensation atiout the
wound. Sunday morniiig he uttcuded Fultou
Street Mulbodlst Church, wnoru ho led tho
choir. When ho returned home he suld his
shoulder pained him to he decided to slay
away from church that night. He was tingle,
living with his two tistcrs in a cottage on
Broadway. When his slsturs returned from
church at night they found him sitting in the
kitchen. There was a wild look in his eyes,
and he aald be could not sleep. Tho escort of
oneuf the slstera volunteered to tit up with
him. Toward uiomtug be become excited and
culled for wHter, but when water was utkcu to
him he pushed It away, and complained that
he was ohoklng. Early on Monday morning
Drt. Renau and Mack were called in. Finding
the Ditu Intensely excited, they Injected mor
phine, aud hastily vailed la Drt. Brown and
Pickett. After consultation four other pby
liclaut were sent fur, und InJolnt consultation
they agreed that Muorbuusu wus attacked with
in the meantime the man became violent,
and a great quantity of morphine woe inject
ed, but it wat of no avail. Tbe spasms did not
set In until towurd nlgbt. Between the fpasmt
Moorhouse constantly called for wuter, which,
while looking away, he would try to drink, but
could not. Once ho esoaped Into tho street,
and, being brought back, ho tat down to the
piano and wildly played a hymn. Tbeu ruin
ing to tbo orgau, he played a tovorlto hyinn of
his, "Nothing but the Blood or Josus WIU
Cleanse Me," ending by fulling of the stool In
a violent fit. The physlclaus, fearing ho
would get beyoud coutrot, held him while
.obloruform was given through hit nottrils.
They then bound him to the bed. Hevcral
timet the drug wus applied, the attendants
not being able to hold hi in. The tits now bo
came terrible, tho man frothing ut the mouth
and mapping, but not burking or Bnarllng like
a dog, A little nftor eloven o'clock he sunk
Into a stupor which was thought to be the
effects of tho powerltjil drug, but It waa death
coming to bis relief. He died a few momenta
before midnight. Moorhouse was formerly a
fireman on tho New York Central Railroad of
New Jersey, but lately ho bad been ourrylug
on the business of a blacksmith. He waa a
strong, healthy man, weighing ono huudred
and tlxty pounds. Kew Turk ttat, 4) Special to
Chicago Xnter-ovean.
A Volcano Under the Ocean.
A hecxnt Washington tpeclul lays: "Com
mander Huntington, of the I'nitcd States
steamer Alert, In a report to the Navy Depart
ment, Just received, toys that while on a tur
voying qruise In the Pacltlo. toutb of Fortslzlo
and Bovln lalands, on approaching the Island
of San Alettaudro, his Attention waa called to
the strange appearance of the water apparent
ly ten miles distant. A volume of vapor was
rising as though some vessel were blowing off
tteoiu. This was followed by the appearance
of breakers, and while suras of the othi ers
were diaouttlng the probable oauto, tome
thinking it wot the blowing aud breaching ot
a school of whales, the questluu was defi
nitely aettled by the upheaval of an lm
mente black mast. At the ship ap
proached the submarine volcano the black
masses thrown up wore distinguished
as mud and ashes. The upboavala were ac
companied by dull reports like those from
subuiartno mines, and by the odor of sulphur.
Several days were apent In making a rccou
noisaance. Commander Huntington aaya he
did not think It prudeut to approach the vol
cano In tbe Alert, but a boat wat lowered and
pulled within 1110 yard! of It. A reef or Island
It in prooosa of furmatlnu. Soundings were
obtaiued in trora rive to twenty-iilue fathoms.
Toe water was full of aebesand mud, and some
of thla and one tpeuimen of the bottom were
brought on board. 'lt volcano bears north
forty-four degrees wst, distant throe mites
from the lauding place on the southwest and
of the ltlaud. At night damea wore notlood
Issuing from tho voicauo. The report of Coin
niamtor Huntington boa been referred to Cap
tain UeKroft, In charge of tbe hydrogruphlo
lection of the Bureau of Navigation, and the
ohange will bs mude on the charts."
Tahboro, N.C., has a colored woman
who waa raised as a boy;: does not
recolleot when she began to wear mule
olotliint;; still drosses and acts like a
man; does a man's work and bears a
man's name, hlie has an aversion to
being with women or doing their kind
of work, and says she would fo to the
Cenltentittry before she would wear a
outlet. . She is a mother but not at all
motherly, and her child calls her papa.
The" fewest people die between the
hours of ten a. in. and three p. in., and
most deaths occur between three and
six o'clock a. m.
Wiikrb to go when short of money
Go to work.
The Turkish Question.
not merely apparently
Insignificant one whether the town
of Duleigno Bhall be ceded to
Montenegro, whether the Grecian
boundnrjr shall be moved a
few miles to the north, whether, even,
Kastern Roumolia shall be permitted to
follow her natural instincts and nnite
with Bulgaria in a Bulgarian State; it is
whether the power of the Caliph shall
be renewed, the whole Mohammedan
world united under one head, ail the
fierce fanaticism of the sixth and sev
enth centuries revived in Kastern Eu
rope, Asia Minor, and perhaps India
and Africa.
The Caliph Is the successor of Mo
hammed the word means Vicar, or
successor and he thus stands in the
same relation to the Mohammedan re
ligion that the Pope does to ltoman
Catholic Christianity. In Mohamme
dan theories he is invested with quite as
great authority, regarded with quite as
great reverence, and obeyed wit h quite
as unquestioning zeal. But the Moham
medan world has been rent by contests
between rival caliphs as the Western
world by conflicts between rival popes.
The Sultan of Turkey has long claimed
so be the Caliph ; and this claim, grad
ually fallen into abeyance, the present
Sultan is endeavoring to re-establish.
He is fighting not for a strip of Grecian
territory, but for a quasi papal author
ity over Asia, India, Africa. For the
Sultan as the civil ruler of Turkey the
Mohammedans of the rest of the world
would not draw a sword nor march a
mile ; for the authority of the Caliph as
the Mohammedan Pope they are ready
to battle and, if need be, die. And the
L'lemas, the Mohammedan priesthood,
the pajiran Jesuits of Turkey, ate ready
to stimulate their fanaticism and to di
rect it whenever opportunity shall offer
anv prospect of success.
Three years ago the present Sultan
was put into his office by a clique of
ministers who expected to use hira as
their tool. He had been educated
among the Clema?, and possesses all
the fanaticism, all the narrowness and
all the bigotry, without the courage, of
the fiercest of the Mohammedan hier
archy. Thus his religious instincts
stimulated his political shrewdness ; he
perceived that tho road to power lay in
a reossertion and re-establishment of
the power and anthority of the Caliph ;
that if this could be reasserted and re
established it would not only give him
absolute authority in his own Turkish
Kmpire, but throughout the Mohamme
dan world. Within eighteen months he
had concentrated the whole power of
the Turkish Government in his own
hands; the " tool" was the mastor; and
from that time all his energies have
been directed to regaining the larger
authority of Caliph, with its consequent
sujiremacy over Asia Minor, Central
Asia, India and Africa. Hence the an
nouncement of the Grand Council of
L lemathat the Sultan reigns as Caliph :
hence the repeated murders of Christ
ians in and around Constantinople, so
far with absoluto impunity ; hence the
occasional thi'eats of a "religious war"
with which Turkey kept the Beacons
field Administration in fear for India.
Now the war of words has accom
plished all that it can accomplish. The
Sultan has, by his identification of him
self with the Mohammedan hierarchy,
attained once more a hold on the Arabi
ans and the Indians; but his supremacy
with them depends upon the question
whether he is able to resist Europe. If
he yields to European influence, that is,
to Christianity, he resigns all hope of
the power of the Caliphate. If, on the
contrary, he can show that he is able to
defy or to defeat Kurope, he will rcgaip
the lost position of the Sultans as Ca
liphs. And that means a great deal ; it
means that all through Asia Minor there
will be a revival of Mohammedan fanat
icism ; it means general massacres of the
Christians ; it means that in India and
Central Asia the whole influence of the
Mohammedan population will be raised
against the English Government to over
throw the English dominion in India; it
means a general return to the slate of
things of one hundred years ago.
The indications are that England has
at her head a statesman who so reads
the Turkish (Question; but it is not so
clear that it is so read by the rest of
Europe. Austria' has a monomaniacal
dread of Russian influence in the East,
and feats any change lest it be a
change fur the worse. It is
the policy of Vienna to let Turkey
in Europe die a natural death. France
and Germany are watching each other,
each chiefly anxious that the other shall
.get no advantage through Eastern com
plications and alliances, and that it shall
not itself become involved in a distant
war and so endanger its own frontier.
Russia has her watchful eye open to the
possibilities of gaining a water way
through the Bosphonts to the Mediter
ranean Sea. The one power that is in
terested in preventing the Sultan from
regaining the power of the Caliph is
England, for the one power whose In
dian supremacy would be endangered
by a revival and concentration of Moham
medanism is England. It is England's
diplomacy which has brought the allied
fleet together in Rasnisa narborj it is
the English Vice-Admiral who com
mands it; it is English determination
which keeps it there. For England has
at the head of her government a man
who will act alone if he can not act in
alliance, and who will not, if he can
prevent it, see Mohammedan uprising
throughout ths East, with all the fright
ful calamities which would certainly fol
low U this pale horse, whose rider is
Death and whose train is Hell, were once
let loose to ride forth in Asia, India and
Africa. Christian I'nion.
Collegiate Waiters.
England colleges during their summer
vacations earn money to continue their
education by serving as waiters in
While Mountain hotels Is sometimes no
ticed by the newspapers with derision
aud rarely with an appreciation of the
fact that these gentlemen are proving
themselves possessed of the noblest char
acteristics by being so ambitious for
mental cultivation as to be willing to
make so great a Sacrifice of false pride
to earn the means to procure it. I honor
them for it. Their manners, according
to my observation, are perfect and
stamp them unmistakably as gentlemen.
They do not risk a snub by tiny self-assertion,
but are as attentive to one's
wants at table as the best trained wait
ers I have ever seen any where. I can
not see why it is not just as romantic,
too, for a graduate of Harvard, now a
student at its lbvinity School, to be dis
covered in a head waiter at a hotel, as
for an Italian nobleman to be found out
serving as a waiter at Delmonico's. The
story of one of the latter, so discovered
by New York society a few years ago, is
still fresh in the memories of all.
"Leaders of ton" took him up, and he
finally married the daughter of
wealthy resident physician in New York.
But then society considered his serving
in what is usually thought a menial sit
uation an interesting eccentricity of a for
eign nobleman, and someof the same peo-
Sle who petted him would be loftily in
liferent to, if not contemptuous of, the
American who proves his innate nobility
by accepting such service not incognito
but openly, not one bit ashamed that he
does It from necessity, not ohoice. I
think the comparison is In favor of our
own countrymen so far as I can Judge
of the motives of the two. I have seen
at one of the hotels I have visited this
week a Harvard graduate and divinity
student in the position named above.
His refined and intellectual face and his
graceful manners so unmistakably indi
cated that he was superior to those
usually seen in like employment that
our party made the inquiries which led
to our receiving the information about
him I have given.
I wanted to talk to hira, but felt the
same hesitation in seeking a conversa
tion unlntrodttccd that I would had I
met him among the invited guests at a
party, so only spoke to him regarding
seats at table. To have opened a con
versation would have implied an asser
tion of superiority on my part which I
was far from feeling. I think a man or
woman so situated has as much right to
snub those who attempt patronage as
any society swells, male or female, have
to keep intruders at a distance. The
cold look of well-bred indifference to
my advances would pain me more from
the former than the glare of affected
disdain of the latter.
Landlords tell me that the college
waiters are the most efficient they have
ever had and never give them any
trouble at all. They are fine-looking
young men, physicallv well-developed
as well as mentally. ilist Grundy, in
I'liiladtlphia Times.
Outof-Door Games.
One of the most significant signs of a
change in our social habits is the an
nouncements which meet us at every
turn of arohery contests, croquet
matches and lawn tennis tournaments.
No summerine place in the North is held
to be furnished this year unless it has a
tennis court and a field for archery. In
the South the usual tournaments have
been held, but in these the exercise is
confined to men. The ladies watch the
gallant knights on fiery steeds dash
mainly at a ring with a long stick, and
their only part in the pastime is to smile
and look pretty, and crown the victor
afterward, according to the old-fashioned
role of women, which may be pic
turesque and romantic and emotional,
but which, assuredly does not strengthen
their legs, lungs or stomachs. Tennis,
croquet and archery are games for
women as for men, and they will do
much, we prophesy, to give us a race of
healthier women as wives and mothers
for the next generation.
A long step has been taken by mod
ern women in proper, physical develop
ment. Increasing familiarity with the
models of beauty in sculpture and paint
ing has done away with tight lacing; an
educated woman to whom the figure of
the Medicean Venus or Diana of the
Louvre is familiar as her own would be
ashamed to appear with the distorted,
wasp-like waist of which her mother
was so vain. Citv mothers know enough
of hygiene and physiology, too, to teach
their girls gymnastics, rowing, riding
skating, as well as dancing. Perhaps
the most perfect examples of physical
health in the country are to be found
among the children of the higher classes
in this city, Philadelphia and Boston,
to whose bodily development knowledge
and wealth have done all that is possi
ble. Out-door games are among the
most efficient aids in this physical edu
cation. Presently our women will be
able to ride and walk with as much en
ergy and good results to their health as
their English cousins. A'ciw Tbrit Tribune.
The Sad Sequel to an Elopement.
A special from Kingston, N. T.,
to the St. Louis Republican, says:
The suicide of Carrie Barton, near Rock
Village, this connty, on Friday, is the
sequel to a romantic though melancholy
history. She was the daughter of Capt.
Jas. Barton, at one time a leading busi
ness man of New Orleans. During the
late war Capt. Barton served with dis
tinction in the Confederate army. At
the close of the war he removed to La
fayette County, Mo. Carrie grew up to
be an intelligent and refined young
woman. Among her admirers was
Charles Thornton, a worthy young man,
whose father was highly respected and
wealthy. The young couple became
ardently attached to each other, but
Carrie's parents were adverse to his at
tentions, being desirous that their
daughter should wed a suitor of their
own selection. Carrie was determined
to marry Thornton or remain single.
An elopement and secret marriage was
agreed upon. Two months ago they
left their parental roofs, deciding to
come to New Y'ork, where Carrie had
relatives. At St. Louis they were mar
ried and then continued their journey
East. For about six weeks the young
couple stopped at the residence of Mr.
P. D. Griswold, an uncle of the bride.
About a week ago Thornton's money
gave out and both husband and wife
were afraid to communicate with their
fiarents for fear of a storm of parental
ndignation. Young Thornton brooded
over his troubles, and on Tuesday last
left his wife, since which time nothing
has been seen or heard of him. On Fri
day tbe young bride tooK a dose of
strychnine and in less than an hour was
a corpse. Her remains have been for
warded to the home of her parents.
Diphtheria in Canadian Provinces.
In some portions of the maritime
provinoes diphtheria has prevailed to
an alarming extent during the past few
f'ears. The cause may be found in the
aek of sanitary regulations. The St.
John TeUgniph says : In the smaller
towns there are no sewers, often there
are no gutters to the streets, and little
or no attention has been given to sur
face drainage. The streets are often
filthy, but they are really the cleanest
part of the village. Any one who has
taken up his abode for a week or a fort
night in one of these villages which are
just outside of the line of sanitary im
provements will find it hard to escape
many unpleasant impressions. The wa
ter from wells is flat and insipid, having
the unmistakable taint of saturated soil.
The surroundings are simply abomina
ble." Fortunately, the people are at
length becoming aroused, and are or-
famzing voluntary sanitary associations,
noreased attention is also, we are glad
to observe, being bestowed on sanitary
matters by City Commissioner Coats
worth, and no better measures can be
adopted than the purification of the city
for protecting it against diphtheria and
like diseases. Toronto Mail.
There was a notable gathering at
Farmington, Mass., recently, when
Dexter Hemenway, 86 years old, waa
visited by his six brothers. Mr. Hemen
way played a bass-viol in the Baptist
Church for thirty years without missing
a Sunday. He and his six brothers count
up 611 years between them.
A newspaper in the Persian tongue
Is to be published In London, for dis
lemlnation in Persian speaking coun
tries. The latest arttstio craze In F.n gland
Is for dresses made of house flannel.
The effect of those is better than might
be expeected. The color Is usually a
cool yellow.
The Italian Government Is to put up
a monument to King Victor Emanuel
whose cost will amount to something
more than a million and a quarter of
American advertising agonts In Italy
have made it necessary to put up no
tices to " post no bills " on the very
walls of the remains of Pompeii, and
when a tourist sees one of these notices
the chances are that he'U exclaim,
' Things in those days were about as
they are now."
Of the two most eminent dogs of the
day, Prince Bismark's Tyras and Victor
Hugo's Senat, the latter has Just died,
full of years and honors, and received
interment in the grounds of Hauteville
House. With him was buried the silver
collar presented hira by his master,
whoso faithful companion he had been
through long years of exile.
The Austrian Crown Prince Rudolph
and his Belgian bride will pass the first
years of their married life In one of the
most ancient and Imposing castles in
Europe, the castle on the Hradschin,
that rises abruptly from the Moldau and
towers above the City of Prague. A
part of the castle is being remodeled
and handsomely refurnished for their
The Princess of "Wales is a picture of
modest good taste as she walks the deck
of her nusband's yacht. She always
wears a plainly-made dress of some
dark color, with a sailor's hat, or a close
soft hat, which is exceedingly becoming
to her. Her little daughters are dress
ed in black serges or simple cottons,
and sailor's hata always crown their
long, fair hair.
A SERiors interruption of diplomatic
relations has occurred between France
and the Vatican. The estrangement
has arisen out of the clerical policy of
the French Government, especially to
ward the Jesuits. Matters are said to
have gone so far that the French repre
sentative of the Vatican has been prac
tically recalled, while the Nuncio at
Paris has demanded his papers.
At the Orleans Railroad Station In
Paris, the other day, 8,000 pilgrims
were gathered for a trip to Lourdes. A
large number were crippled and bed
ridden. The station was blocked up
with stretchers and mattresses upon
which emaciated and helpless forms
were reclining. Babes abounded, and
their wan anu scared faces were pitia
ble. The incapable numbered one
fourth of the entire band.
A Madman's Dangerous Ride.
Depot Master Tiiomas Boone, of
this city, relates the details of a most
dangerous ride of a madman on tho
Reading Road. When the train in
charge of Conductor Figanier arrived in
Port Clinton, and while the inspector
was tapping the wheels of the forward
car, he observed the figure of a man ex
tended on the front truck. Finding
himself the center of attraction, the man
slowly made his way from his uncom
fortable position, and at last stood up
right and in the glare of the lantern. lie
was a man of. medium stature, appar
ently well dressed, but lacking a hat.
His hair stood on end from the force of
the wind, caused by the rapid journey
in the open air. His face and head in
fact bis entire person, was coated with
coal dust. How he succeeded in mak
ing the trip without injury was a nivs
tery which he refused to explain. On
being informed that he couldn't travel
on the train any longer without a ticket
he rushed into the depot and purchased
one for Pottsville.
Soon after the train had started on its
way from Port Clinton, the conductor
found the tramp standing on the hind
platform of the car. " You must get on
the inside," said the conductor. " It is
dangerous to ride on the platform."
The madman stared at the conductor
and said : " No, sir, I don't want to get
in. I won't go in. If you touch me I'll
iump off." The train was going at a
ligh rate of speed. The conductor suc
ceeded in getting the man inside the
car, but a few moments later the stran
ger suddenly jumped for the door,
reached the platform, descended the
steps and acted as if he intended to
jump into eternity. The passengers
were alarmed. The madman leaned
over from the car step and catching
hold of the iron bars of the nearest win
dow he swung himself out into space.
Leaving the tramp swinging in a man
ner to make those who saw him turn
away their heads, the conductor hast
ened, inside the car and pulled the bell
rope. He had no sooner done this than
tbe tramp made a spring to the next
window. He swung himself from win
dow to window until he reached the
middle of the car, peering into each
window as he passed and yelling at the
top of his voice, "I'll beat you into
Pottsville yet."
The passengers In the car were terri
fied at the dangerous position of the
man, especially when it become known
that the train was approaching a bridge
near Landingville. The bridge was
reached, and all expected to see the un
fortunate tramp swept from his moor
ings, but when the danger was passed
the yelling outsider still maintained his
position. A little further on he sud
denly disappeated, and all hands ex
pected to see his mangled remains when
the train shot past. Just as Landing
ville appeared in sight tbe tramp also
appeared, who was running up the hill
at full speed, still shouting pet names to
the conductor, and ' I'll beat you to
Pottsville yet." The man is supposed
to have run to the hills ; as yet he is not
known. Heading (Pa.) Eagle.
The Codfish and the Clam—A Fable.
A Codkish was one day sailing around
in search of some one who might be in
clined to a religious dispute, when he
came across a Clam. That was in the
days when Codfish put on a heap of airs
over the Clam tribe, and this particular
fish stuck up his nose at that particular
Clam and began :
"Here you are, grubbing away on
this same old sand-bank for a living,
while 1 have journey over a thousand
miles in the last four weeks."
"I am quite content," replied the
Clam, "I am rather near-sighted, slow
on foot, and Nature did not Intend me
to travel far. Neither of us makes more
than a living, and I am satisfied if you
"Tea, but you have such an outland
ish shape," sneered the Cod. "Why,
there's neither head, nor tail, nor legs,
nor arms to you. Your eyes are scarcely
to be seen, and one little grin for a cent
would split your whole face open."
" My eyes are plenty large enough to
see that no two fish in the ocean agree,"
tartly replied the Clam, "and, seeing
this, 1 have no cause to smile. What
you lay about my form Is true, but I
make good chowder, for all that, and I
havr no bones to trouble the throats of
' Well, I'm thankful that I wasn't
born to begin and end my days in a sand
bank. I go everywhere. 1 take in all
the free lunches. Small fish fear mo,
and big ones can't catch me. See how
I glide around."
The Cod took a circle aronnd to show
off, stood on his head, flourished hi
tail, and then asked :
" Can any of the Clam family do half
of that f"
"As I said before," replied the Clam,
" we were not cut out for either orators
or acrobats. What I oan do 1 try to do
well. What I can't do I let alone and
don't worry over."
At that moment a fish-hook nicely
bailed dropped down between them.
"Now, if you only had a
little more mouth you could
get enough at one gulp to last
you all day," remarked the Cod as he
eyed the bait. " As it is, you may stand
by and see me take in that banquet.
Just see what mouth will do for one in
this world."
He opened his mouth, made a dive for
the bait, and was about to wink at the
Clara with his left eye when he was sud
denly pulled out of tho water and land
ed in a boat.
"I think," mused the Clam as he
closed his shell, " that it is a great deal
nicer to be a Clam on a sand Dank than
a Cod in a fi3h boat, but I'll be ' open'
to argument next flood time."
Moral It is every thing in knowing
when to shut up. Detroit Free Press.
Baptizing a Royal Infant.
Dispatches from Madrid give an in
teresting account of tbe pomp and cere
mony with which the little Infanta Mer
cedes Teresa was christened, September
14, in the chapel of the royal palace.
Tbe galleries of the palace loading from
the apartments of tbe Princess to the
.chapel were lined with halberdiers, in
full gala costume, and a splendid carpet
was laid down along their entire length.
All the persons invited, including the
Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of the civii
and military authorities and the
grandees with their ladies, occupied
seats, and the chapel presented a bril
liant aspect, with its variety of uniforms
and elegant toilets. In the gallery at
the bottom of the chapel were the King,
the Archduchess Isabella, the Infantas
Paz and Eulalia, and their households.
Guns of the artillery fired a salute as the
procession started for the chapel by the
galleries of the palace. First went the
Lord in Waiting, then the Chamberlain
and the grandees in double file, all in
grand court costume of the last century,
with gold-braided and lace-adorned
coats, knee breeches and silk stockings.
In the midst of the mace-bearers and
heralds there walked seven noblemen,
bearing tho ensigns of baptism namely,
the saltcellar, a taper, a napkin, wool
laver, a short mantle and a cake made
of almonds and the Duchess Medina
de las Torres, bearing on a white satin
cushion, richly trimmed with lace and
gold, the little Infanta, who wore a
beautiful white satin robe, the gift ol
Queen Isabella. The procession was
closed by Queen Isabella and the Papal
On arriving in the chapel, the in
signias were placed on two tables cov
ered with rich tapestries. At the altar
stood many priests and choristers, the
Cardinal Archbishop of Toledo and the
Patriarch of the Indies, with other pre
lates, who immediately began the serv
ice with all tbe pomp and splendor of
the Church of Rome. In the act of
baptism Queen Isabella held the Infanta
over an ancient font, expressly brought
from the Convent of Santo Domingo,
and in which the Saint had been bap
tized in the Middle Ages. After the
ceremony the Infanta Maria Isabella
was taken back to her apartments in
the same state. Other festivities will
take place in October, when Queen
Christina is churcheil in the Atocha
Cathedral. Then bull-fights and popu
lar entertainments will be given by the
Town Council. The King and the mem
bers of the royal family and the Arch
duchess Elizabeth of Austria have given
large sums for the poor and the hos
pitals. The royal household has been
thrown into a ferment of jealousy by the
marked preference shown to foreigners.
The Austrian doctor who attended the
Queen, and an Englishwoman who
officiates as head nurse, are special ob
jects of aversion. The Princess of
Asturias loses hor title by the birth of
the Infanta, and is styled Infanta Isa
bella in tbe Gazette.
The Crystalline Conservatory of the
Mammoth Cave.
What words can picture forth tho
beauty of Cleveland's CabinetP Wyan
dot and other caverns may have gal
leries like it in kind, but none to be com
pared with it either in extent or sym
metry. We loiter beneath spotless
arches of fifty feet span, where the fancy
is at once enlivened and bewildered by
a mimicry of every flower that grows in
the garden, forest or prairie, from the
modest daisy to the flaunting helianthus.
Select for examination a single one of
these enchanting blossoms, the " oulo
pholites " of the mineralogist. Consider
the charms of this queenly rose that has)
unfolded its petals in Mary's Bower.
From a central stem gracefully curl
countless crystals fibrous and pellucid ;
each tiny crystal in itself is a study ;
each fascicle of curved prisms is won
derful ; and the whole creation is a mir
acle of beauty.
Now imagine this mimic flower mul
tiplied from one to a hundred, a thous
and, a myriad! Move down tbe dazzling
vista, as if in a dream of Elysium not
for a few vards, or rods, but for two
miles. Ail is virgin white, except
here and there a little patch of gray
limestone, or a spot bronzed by some
metal lio stain, or, again, as we pur
posely vary the lovely monotony by
burning colored lights. Midway is a great
oross overhead, formed by the natural
grouping of stone rosettes. Floral clus
ters, bouquets, wreaths, garlands, em
bellish nearly every foot of the ceiling
and walls ; while the very soil sparkles
with trodden jewels. The pendulous
fringes of the night-blooming cereus are
rivaled by the snowy plumes that float
from rifts and crevices, forever safe
from the withering glare of daylight.
Clumps of lilies, pale pansies, blanched
tulips, drooping ftichsiav sprays oi
asters, spikes of tuberoses, wax-leaved
moenolias-but why exhaust the botan
ical catalogue P The fancy finds every
gem of the green-house and parterre in
this crystalline conservatory.' i Earlier
visitors (Professor Locke in 1842, and
Bayard Taylor in 185&) describe long
sprays, like stalks of celery, running
vines, and branches of a chr.ndelier;
but it has been impossble to guard such
exquisite formations from covetous fin
gers. Happily the subtle forces of nature
are still at work, slowly replacing by
fresh productions what has gone to the
mineralogist's cabinet or the amateur's
ttagcre.H. C. Hovey, in Scribner't

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