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VOL. XXIII. NO. -16.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1SSS.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Yarioiu Soirees
I the Senate, on the 2fith, Mr. Plumo gave
fcotlceofan anicndniAut to the Sundry Cirit
Appropriation!! bill, forbidding the purchase for
National olillers' homos of products of cou
plet labor, in the shape of aiaterlal or tup
plies. Tbn Legislative, Kxecutive and Judicial
Appropriation bill was passed. A message was
received from the President vetoing
(he bill granting a pension to the
widow of John Turley, who lost his life while
endeavoring to quell an affray between two fel-
low-soldlera In the (louse, most of the day
at as spent In discussing the Land bill. An
Amendment was adopted allowing entrymen
plz months (instead of three) In which to erect
fcabi table dwellings.
Is tho Senate, on the 27th, House bills were
reported for a number of bridges, and House
amendments to a large number of Senate
bridge bills were concurred in. A conference
siras held on the bill releasing certain enlisted
men or the navy from the charge of desertion.
The Public Land bill was passed, with tho Hoi
man amendment, retaining title In the Uov
xnent to coal mines found on the public lands,
tout allowing entrymen to use such coal mines
vnttl further action by Congress In the
House, a resolution was passed permltllngem
idoyes of the Government who hud been in the
battle of Gettysburg to ntteud the anniversary
f that battle. Mr. M ills eatled up the Tariff bllL
Mr. Kelley, of I'l-iinsylvsmiu, submitted a per
sonal proposition that Hie bill be laid over sub
ject to the decision of the people at the poll in
JJoTfmbcr, which was not accepted by Mr.
lr the fsenate, on the h, the most of the
lay was tsken up In consideration of the Itiver
and Harbor Appropriation bill, but wrthout
final action. Further consideration of the
Fisheries treaty was postponed until the ad.
J-ienator Allison made a statement of the status
of the various appropriation bills. A Joint
resolution extending for thirty days the appro
priations for the current llseal year was pre
sented and refer, ed. The Army Appropriation
bill was taken up unit amended, but pending
dtsrussion of further amendments, the Senate
adjourned In the House, the day was
consumed In political discussions and
consideration of the Tariff bill.
Various amendments were offered, and adopted
or rejected on strict party lines thoso offered
1V Republicans being voted down, and those of
Democratic origin adopted. Mr. Parker, of
Pennsylvania, had read a protest against tho
passage of the Mills bill, signed by over 800
manufacturers and business men of Philadel
phia, employing r,0,On persons. The confer
ence report on the Diplomatic an I Consular
Appropriation bill was agreed to. and the
In the Benate, on the 20th, the feature of the
(lay's proceedings was the discussion in con
nection with tho proposed appropriation for
tho establishment of a gun manufactory at
"Wate.rvliet Arsenal, participated In by Messrs.
Hawley, Gorman, Hutler, Heck, Heagan,
Kviirts, Plumb, t'ockrcll und Stuwart In
the House, consideration of the freo list sec
tion of the TiinfT bill w as concluded, and the
aecond .section w as taken up and occupied the
time until live o'clock, when a recess was
taken until einlit o'clock, the evening session
being dovoted to the coiisi. eration of private
pons. on bills.
I PKUSONAh AM 1'OI.ITICAI.
Thk London AVies, of the2tltL, speaking
of Kmperor William's speech, finds that
no mention is m:id of relief for the peo
ple overtaxed with military burdens, and
that tho well-being of tli9 people still
holds secoud place to military instincts.
Whkn asked, "What do yon think of
the Republican nomination?" Judge
Thurman aid in substance that the ticket
'was a strong one, but eoul-' not carry
New York, Indiana or New .lersey, and
hence could not be elected.
The Prussian Diet was opened by the
Kmperor of Germany on the 27th. In his
speech he said ho would imitate his father.
Kmperor Frederick, in tho administration
f the government.
On tho 27lh Ui New York delegates to
llie Republican National convention ar
rived in New York City. Those who were
interviewed expressed confidence in the
It is reported that M. IH Cam, French
Vice-Consul at ll.istou, who lias been
transferred to the Island of Jersey, will
be slice.!, ded by M. Komal.
On the 27th the Vermont Republican
Stale Convention met in Montpelier. Hon,
AV. P. DUliuifliuai was nominated for
Governor, and I'rbuii Woodbury fot Lieu
tenant -( iovernor bv acclamation.
Ox flic SSth a report from Loudon said
that Prince ISisinnrek and Premier Crispi
wore o:iferrlng concerning the arrange
ments for Kingllu nbert's visit to Herlin.
At Peru, I. id., on the 2i!:'i, fifteen, thou
sand poop'.e atteu I 'd a R 'publican m iss
meeting torntifv tl.e nomiu-.itiou of liar
ri.son ond Morton. Th historical log
cabin ivai u prominent fea'.ura of the
On the 2Xth the ofi'n inl canvass of the
vote of Greirou was completed by the Sec
retary of State. The vote, on Congress
mail is as follow: llerimn (Rep.), :12,-
r-.M: .I,,h:i M. Geariu ( I em. ), 2"i,4M; tJe.K
M. Miller (Pro.), l,!7l. Herman's plu
ralitv. 7,1 7.
At Carlisle, Pa , at a secret meeting of
the board of trustees of Dickinson Col
lege, on tho 2711:, Dr. John A. McCanby,
in esi. lent of the col'e :e. resign I at the
vemiost of the board. T;.e m-eting was
n very stormv one. General 11. C. King,
of l'rooklyn, is spoken of as lb-. McCa'.i
Txse--cliillv. ra uv atmosphere ttiat pre-
led in WHshington, o.t the 2Slh, neces-
,.iti,..l tho tenioorarv l-t ponetnent or
tli- salt-water trip piauncd for tieueral
On the 2stU a caucus of Democratic
Heritors' win hel.l. at which it was de-rid-
1 to insist oti tli' postponement of all
matt -is before the Senate and oppose the
umi:1 i-djonrnmeiit Horn Thursday till
Monday until the more important appro
priation bills are passed.
Nr u Glenn Ea-ton. twenty-five miles
r ,"-.i of Wheeling. W. Va., on the evening
of i: 27i!i, durinr a meeting of the con
CTiation of the Latter Day Saints, a riot
... . 1 Tt- I
Noccurre I in wtiicu 1,-royanu ium oa
ycre probably fatally injured, and six
?.r eight, others were stabbed or otherwise
Km'cHioh William of Germany, attend
ed by an imposing suite, will start on the
imperial vacht Hohenzo) lem for St,
P. t ! -sburgii on July 13 or 11. where he
w ill rem tin several days, during which
tune r;: ;;i.iticent fete will be given in
Stt uki uit or Statk I'.AYARti has or
fi -.dally called the attention of the Rritish
Mini-ter resnient at Wa-hington to the
case f tho American ship Pridgewater,
unlawfully seized by the customs officials
or the Dominion of Canada a year ago
and detained for eighty-one days at Shel
Imrne. Robert Half:, Secretary of the Minne
apolis (Miun.) Hoard of Trade, died sud
denly on the 2lh. He fe'l down an eleTa
tor shaft in the Nicollet House on Lie 2Mb,
aid his d-ath is attributed to this.
Ort.vii Phelps Wateus died nt Burling
ton, la., on ihe 2Mb, aged firty-eighL He
ws.s past graml ma-terof Masons in Iowa,
jlCst grand commander of the Knights
Templar, and well kuown to the craft
- throughout the Northwest.
In the unit ot Alice Potts vs. Emily
Willard, at I'ort Huron, Mich., for fOsK)
damages for alienating 1he affections of
her husband. Lewis Potts, the jury re
turned a verdict, on the 2Mb., for 520,000
The sentences of imprisonment recent
ly passed on Major Topoff and five alleged
accomplices, for defalcations in the Bul
garian War Office, have been remitted by
Til Third district Minnesota Kepub-li-an
convention, hold nt Hod Wing, on
ihe U-jth, nominated State Senator D.
fi hud, ct HyvLU CVuuty, tor Cub
K s. .!.idc ;jt Dont-'i, Tt ncr'Tft, U Ute
Thi New York City Republicans ratified
the work, of the Chicago convention, on
the night of the i:th, by an immense
meeting in the Metropolitan Opera-house,
at which Colonel Ingersoll was the prin
On the 2Mth Westmore & Baker, a dry
roods firm, of HL Paul and Excelsior,
Minn., made an assignment.
Liu an Warreji Hamserult was mar
ried on the 2itth to the Duke of Marl
borough by Mayor Hewitt of New York,
at the City Hall.
On the Wth Ooodenough & W eigelom,
book publishers and dealers in Sunday
school supplies at No. 122 Nassau street,
New York City, made a general assign
ment for the benefit of creditors.
In Cincinnati, on the 20th, Kev. Francis
Xavier Wenninger, of the Society of
Jesus, died of old age. He was born in
Germany in IHOj and came to this country
On the 29th General Sheridan's children,
a member of his staff and servants, the
party in all numbering thirteen persons,
arrived at New Itedford. Mass., and where
thy will await General Sheridan's arrival
At 9:20 a. m., on the 20th, Steve Brodie,
the newsboy, who is swimming from Al
bany to New York City, arrived at
It was announced later that Geo. H.
Gibson, the New York electrician who shot
himself, on the 27th, just before his mar
riage was to have taken place, because
his tailor disappointed him, was not dead
and may recover.
CRtMKS ANU CASl'ALriES.
At Anderson, S. C, a great sensation
was caused, on the 27th, by the arrest of
Mrs. M. E. Keese, one of the most repu
table ladies o' the place, on a charge of
arson. The detectives claim that she is
the author of several attempts to burn the
On the 27th the trial of "Deacon" Calden
Robinson for the murder of his wife, was
begun In the New York Court of Oyer and
Terminer. Elizabeth Whitehurst, the
dead woman's sister, whose throat the
murderer also cut, was the first witness.
Near Wilkesharre, Pa., United States
officers succeeded, on the 20th, in arrest
ing Wilson Kline, alias Henry Smith, and
Clarke Belles, said to have been connected
with the robbery of about seventy small
pott-offices throughout the country.
In Stafford County, Va., on the 27th,
Garfield Johnson, aged eight years, was
shot and instantly killed by his twin
brother. Grant, during the temporary
absence of their parents from home.
At Marquette, Mich., Louis Nicoli, a
stone-cutter, who had been discharged for
druukenness by Smith & Wilson, con
tractors, appeured at the works, on the
20th, and shot Mr. Wilson, with probably
fatal effect. He then walked home, and
shot himself in the mouth, inflicting a
Failino to receive his wedding suit on
time George H. Gobson, who was to have
been married in Boston, on the 2Sth, was
so disappointed that he shot himself, in
flicting a wound from which he died the
On the morning of the 2Sth Prof. Francis
T. Lantry, of Maulins, N. Y., was found
dead, with his throat cut, in a room at the
Astor House, New York City. The suicide
had swallowed several grains of morphine
before using the razor.
Tiieodore Castkr, a farmer, who had
just sold a team of horses, was attacked
near Kingsley, Mich., on the 27th, by
three brothers named Droste. He shot
one dead, fatally injured another, and
thinks he got some lead into the third,
Johnson's block of two stories, at Dun
dee, Mich., occupied by li C. Kenyon, dry
goods, and L. I. Flint, groceries, was
burned on the 2Sth. Lo-s, 13,000; insur
Mrs. Geo. Marshall, aged sixty-eight,
living in Council Bluffs, la., committed
suicide, on the 2Sth, by shooting. De
ceased remarked a few days previous that
she thought she had a cancer, and it is
thought that brooding over this caused
her to commit the act.
Joskph Greknkiei.d, who stole furs
valued at $2. .Too tom his father's store at
(;.!( Broadway, New ork, was charged
with theft in court, on the 28th, by his
father, and committed in default of bail
The Union Wind-Mill Company's shops
at Albion, Mich., were partially destroyed
by ftre on the night of the 27th, causing a
loss of .l2,u0; insurance, 0,000.
Dl'RlxJ tho Republican National con
vent ion Hon. M. S. Smith, ex-mayor of
the city of Philadelphia, was robbed of his
watch, chain and diamond stud at the Tre-
mont House, Chicago. The stolen prop
erty as valued at about $1,200.
A fkw weeks ago Albert E. Krane,
cashier fcr Hirsch.V: Co., importers of but
tons at Nos. 427 and 4211 Broadway, New
ork City, disappeared. Investigation of
his accounts revealed that he had appro
priated $0,000 of the firm's money. De
tectives were put on his track, and he was
traced to Montreal, where he is now under
arrest awaiMtig extradition.
On the 2th Mrs. J. J. Griffith and Mrs
Dr. Walker, of Jennertown, Pa., started
in a bngy to visit relatives in tho coun
try. Each lady was accompanied bjr a
little daughter. W hue descending a steep
hill the horse ran away. The Griffith
child was killed by being throw n from the
buggy, and both ladies were probably
Thk American burglars, Porter and
Buck, who are wanted iu Zurich, Switzer
land, for robbery, were arraigned at the
How Street police court, London, on the
2'.th, where they were identified by the
owners of the establishment at Munich,
Bavaria, which they robbed some time
ngo. The prisoners were remanded until
David Straton, a notorious desperado,
nud one of tho leaders in the Hatfield-
McCoy feud, was captured by Captain
Burnett, a detective or C harlestown, V
Va., and is now in jail.
On the SKh, at Melville Gardens, Hing
ham, Mass., where a thousand East Bos
ton people had gathered for a picnic, a
boat containing a party of four was upset
in a small lake aud Maggie Campbell,
aged nineteeu, was drowned.
Near Marley, Tenn., Wendell Whit
comb, while engaged in killing rats in hi
barn, on the 2Mb, with a shotgun, acci
dentally shot his two young daughters,
who were looking on. One of them was
instantly killed and the other fatally
wounded. The father is prostrated with
Valuable discoveries of iron have just
been made by Duluth explorers on the
north branch of the Vermillion range, on
the Canadian side of the Minnesota line,
a considerable distance east of Tower and
Ely, and closely adjoining the interna
Is Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 26th, the Re
publican ratification meeting was a jollifi
cation of very large proportions. About
6,000 people participated in a street pa
rade. After the parade an immense
throug assembled and attentively listened
to words of cheei by local talent, and
passed resolutions of allegiance to tjhe
standard-bearers of the party.
At New London. Conn., the two-mile
race between the Yale and University of
Pennsylvania freshmen crews was rowed
on the 26th over the Thames river course,
and proved to be the most exciting fresh
man race pulled for years, Yale winning
after a hard struggle in 11:32. The Penn
pylvanians time wp. 11:11.
Ox the AVestern coast Fourth of July
will tt celebrated, thi year, bj a line cf
iiUmtEfctd couctaja pk livvii fcuo-
di-tfd ion. "ned'Si r" i t te usJ
la Uit ilUuuiuatica,
It Is given out from Republican sounces
that the actual work of the coming cam
paign will begin early and be red bjpt
At Canton, O., Enlen Loutzenholdeiy
who mysteriously disappeared from his
home several weeks ago, returned, on the
27th, ragged and dirty. He says he was
chloroformed and carried off by tramps.
who held him, and a number of other
boys, kidnaped like himself, eta house iu
the woods near Altoona, Pa., for ransom.
He managed to elude the vigilance of his
captor by felgiiing sleep, and escaped.
Thk Pittsburgh (Pa.) iron and steel
manufacturers gave notice to their cus
tomers, oa thv 23th, that no orders would
be received afUer the 30th, and that none
would be taken -which could not be filled
by that time. Tlfis is indicative that they
regard a shut dowar as inevitable.
At New Loudon, Conn., on the 28th, tho
New Yorkers won the two-mile race in
the Harvard-Columbia, contest.
At El Paso, Tex., on the 2Sth, newswaa
received that a band of Apaches ia abroad
in Southern Arizona, marauding and
murdering the whites.
On the 2th the animal regatta of the-
Eastern Yacht Club was sailed off
Marblehead, Mass. The race was won by
Thk London Dailt New says that the
French Government has bought Maxim's
new repeating gun, which fires sixty
rounds a minute.
The French copper syndicate recently
purchased the output for three years of
two of the principal copper mines in
Japan, comprising seven-eighths- of tha
entire Japanese output.
Suit has been oommenced at Chicago by
J. B. Mayo and Franklin Spencer, stock
holders of the American Exchange Na
tional Bank, against David W. IrwSa to
compel him to refund the bank :K9,20O.
The suit is an outgrowth of the celebrated
June wheat deal in which wrecked
the Cincinnati Fidelity Bank and H. U.
A dispatch from Elma, a small station
on the Western New York & Pennsyl
vania railroad, on the 2sth, states that a.
negro farm hand had murdered his wife.
Great excitement prevailed iu the neigh
borhood aud there was some talk of lynch
ing. A Newport (Ky.) inventor claims to
have produced a smelling furnace by
winch he can produce from common clay
aluminum 95 S per cent, pure at a cost of
one dollar a pound, while the present cost
of aluminum is one dollar an ounce.
Thk new building erected by V. U. Mills
on the grounds of Bellevue Hospital, New
York, as a training-school for male
nurses, and presented to the city by that
gentleman, waa accepted by Mayor Hew
itt on the 28th.
The Spanish Cortes has rejected, by a
vote of 134 to 36, proposals to increase the
duties on foreign agricultural produce
Manufacturers of looking-gdass plates
were heard bv the Senate conmnittee on
ways and means, on the 28th,iinopposition
to the proposition to put German looking
glass plates on the free list.
Jockey Woods' libel suit against the
Licensed Victuallers' Gazette, of London,
was decided on the 20th. AVoods sued for
5,000 and the jury brought in a verdict of
The Treasury Department has decided
to allow cattle imported Xrom the Hawaii
an islands for immediate slaughter to be
admitted without undergoing quarantine,
in view of the possible profitable trade in
their exportation, and from the fact that
no cattle diseases are known to exist in
At Green's Island, Me., C A. Buss &
Co., granite contractors, shut down their
works on the 23th rather than accede to
the demands of the workmen for a month
ly pay day and a new scale of wages.
At Pittsburgh, Pa., the last confsrrenee
between the iron manufacturers and tho
scale committee of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Iron and Steel-workers prior
to the expiration of the present scale,
was convened at 2 p. m. on the 29th.
After a brief conference, the meeting ad
journed without effecting a settlement of
the wage question for the next year.
It is reported that Cuba is still over
run with bandits who prey upon rich
planters. At Ahrens, near Cienfuegos.
Daniel Cueto, a rich plauter, has been
kidnaped. His family has been advised
that he will be held until $12,000 in gold is
paid for his ransom. Marcial Ochanez, a
noted bandit belonging to Oarcia's baud,
has been captured.
On the 29th the Sandown Park (London)
first summer meeting was held. The
race for the Electric stakes, a plate of
two hundred sovereigns, for three-year-olds,
was won bv Mr. R. Beck's bay colt.
Bullion; Hazlehatch second, and Juggler
Small-pox of a virulent type has imal
its appearance at Buiitou Station, Tenn.
A bold attempt was made to burglarUe
the postoffice at Franklin, Tenn., on the
uight of the 1st Thieves entered by &
window aud rifled the cash drawer, only
Santa Barbara, Cab, has aa artesian
well which yields over 1,000,000 gallons
of water daily.
Mrs. Sidney Smith Swanx, the wealth
iest woman iu Maryland with the ex
ception of Miss Garrett, has ued her hus
band, Donald Swann, for divorce on the
ground of unfaithfulness. Mrs. Swann
Ix the Senate on the 30th, the appropria
tion for White river, Ark., was increased
from $,siXT0 to $23,xi0. No particular
chauges were made in the other appro
priations for Arkansas rivers.
It is expected that the Senate will add
to one of the appropriation bills the House
bill making appropriation for refunding
the direct taxes levied at the beginning of
Thk argument in the suit to recover from
defaulting Treasurer Tate's bondsmen has
boRuu at Frankfort, Ky. An effort ia be
Jig made to excite yinpathy on the plea
that the State can better afford to lose
247,000 than to itnproverish a number of
Paraocld, Ark., was visited on the
night of the 1st by one of the most destruc
tive fires ever known in northeast Arkan
sas. By hard fightiug the angry flames
were finally extinguished, but the magic
city of Arkansas came near being totally
destroyed. Women and children halt
clothed ran frantic through the streets.
It is estimated at the Treasury Depart
ment that there was a decrease of $13,500,
WO in the puili debt during June and a
decrease of $112,0 10,000 iu the debt for the
fiscal year euding on the 30th. The total
receipts during the year are estimated at
t.'17o,OtK),000 and the total expenditures at
$273,000,000, leaviug a surplus of $97,000,
000. Ix answer to the letters of Gov. 1, of
Virginia, claiming a strip of Tennessse
two miles wide adjoining the Virginia
line. Gov. Taylor has answered that the
question is considered by Tennessee as
ling since being adjusted, and respect
fully declines to take any steps toward re
opening a question which has been so long
regarded by the State of Tennessee as per
As an evidence of the growth of the
business of Jonenboro, Ark., the postmas
ter on the SOth recsired notice from tb
depai taiSBt st WssbingtCQ that his larj
fcsd tro ri4 to 1"J pr annum. Tint
luaJUI lit tt?6U4 IfiWf 9 f ?f Tr,
HARRISON AND MORTON.
3ynopsis of tho Proceedings of tho
Ticket Nominated After Six Dajs
of Cautious "Sparring: I-r
Mfr. Blaine Finally Silences His Ad
herents by Requesting- Respect
for His Letters,
And Then the Tide Turns to Harrison,
ot Indiana, With Morton, of New
York, for Running- Mate.
FRIDAY S SHSSIOS.
Convention Hall, Chicago, Jnne 22. The
convention wus called to order at a few minutes
after eleven o'clock by Chairnuin Estee. The
latter, however, baving nearly kt his voice In
previous sessions, called on Senator Frank
Hiscock, of New York, to preside over the ses
sion, which was formally opened with prayer by
Kev. J. H. Worcester, of Chicago.
No time was lost in getting to woik, and the
call of States was beuii for a ballot for a can
didate for President. Three ballots were taken,
resulting in but little more th.iu a show of
hands for "favorite sons" with the excep
tion of Sherman, who entered the race
with 210 votes, and dropped off in the
second and third ballots. The convention was
evidently not rendy for actual business yet,
and &t the close of the third ballot a metion
for a recess until 7 p. m., prevailed.
The evenine session, which was called to or
der at 7:15, proved a disappointment to those
who had gone expecting to sea a candidate
nominated, as the session passed off without
any further attempt at balloting.
The event of the evening was the formal
withdrawal in person of Chauncey M. Depew
from the contest. In doing so he promised tho
hearty support of himself and the Empire State
to whoever might be the nominee of the con
vention. General Hastings, of Pennsylvania, then
moved an adjournment until Urn o'clock Satur
day morning, which, on a call of the roll by
States, was adoptod by a vote of 585 ayes to
nays. The Chair therefore declared the con
The audience were not to be dis rosed of thus
easily, and at once besran shouts for Ingersoll,
and that gentleman, after some urging, stepped
forward and addressed the convention, his re
marks showing him to be in favor of a ticket
composed of Gresham and Hawley.
Mr. Charles K. Pope, of St. Louis, the veter
an actor, was then introduced, and recited
"Sheridan's Ride" ia a manner that elicited en
Fred Douglass was called for and responded
in a brief speech, and then Introduced Hon.
Thos. S. Fitch, of California, who en
deavored to head off the impression made on
the audience by Colonel Ingersoll. but the audi
ence was surfeited, the serjeant-at-arms was
getting Impatient and Mr. Fitch concluded to
quit, which he did, the lights were put out and
the audience dispersed.
Chicago, June ii. The convention was
called to order at 10:08 a. m. by Chairman Es-"
tee, who introduced Senator Warner Miller,
of New York, as presiding officer pro tempore.
Bishop Samuel Fellows opened the proceed
ings with prayer.
With but Mttle delay balloting was resumed
for a eandidate for President ot the United
The fifth ballot resulted as follows: Alger,
ISA; Allison. 68; Gresham, 98; Harrison, 217;
Sherman, 239; Blaine, -42; McKinley, 11; Lin
coln, 1 ; Fred Douglass, 1 ; Foraker, 1.
Another ballot was Immediately cegun, re
sslting: Sherman, 521; Harrison, 213; Gresh
am, 87; Blaine, 48; McKinley, 14; Allison, 97;
At the announcement of the result of this
ballot a motion for a recess until 4 p. m. pre
vailed, and the convention adjourned until that
Upon reassembling a further adjournment
was taken until Monday morning at eleven
The convention was called to order at 11:03 a.
m., by Chairman Estee.
Rev. Arthur Edwards opened the proceedings
Before the balloting was proceeded with Mr.
"Boutelle, ot Maine, rising to a question of
privilege, read the following cablegrams:
Edinburgh, June 24.
To BOUTILLB AND Manliy: Earnestly ,re
quest all friends to respect my Paris letter.
Edinburgh, June 25.
To Manley, Maine Delegation, Chicago:
think I have a right to ask my friends to re
spect my wishes and refrain from voting for me.
Please make this and former dispatches publlo
Signed.l J. G. Blaine
The reading of these dispatches created con
siderable of an uproar, which, however, was
promptly checked by the chairman.
The roll of States was then called for the
sixth ballot, which resulted as follows: Alger,
137; Sherman, 244; Gresham, 91; Blaine, 40;
Harrison, 231 ; Allison, 73; Fred Grant, 1; Mc
Kinley, 12; Foraker, 1.
Another ballot was started at once and
-when California was reached Creed Haymond
announced sixteen votes for Harrison, ana by
the time the roll was ended It was found that
Harrison had made a substantia) gain, the
tally showing: Blaine, 15; Alger, 12:; Allison, -76;
McKinley, 18; Lincoln, 2; Gr"shain, 91;
Harrison, 278; Sherman, 2S1; Foraker, 1; Creed
On the announcement of the result of the bal
lot Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, created a sensation
by arising and withdrawing the name of Sen
ator Allison, at the same time thanking the
friends of the Senator for their support.
It soon became known that Allison's support
would go to Harrison and that Pennsylvania
was ready to wheel into line for the Indiana
man, and before the eighth ballot was begun it
was a foregone conclusion that it would be the
last; and by the time the roll was half com
pleted the selection of Harrison was assured.
The tallv showed the following result: Blaine,
6; Alger, 100; Gresham, 59; Harrison, 544;
Sherman, 118; McKinley, 4.
SUMMARY OF THE BALLOTS.
"5 J 3 5 -J- ''
NAMES OF ta-K-tSk.,
a. f g f : g f
Alger 84; 11 1'--' 135 142 137! 120 100
Allison 72! 7f. 88 88 99 73 70....
Blaine S3' 2 a" 42 48 40: 15 5
iw-pew 9y 99 90 i
Douirlae 1 !
Foraker 1 l!
Fitler 21 !
ttrant j 1..
Gresham ... 114! !OH 1-J3 98 87 91 SI 51
Harrison 79i 95 94 217 213 231 278 544
Hawley 13 ;
Haymond j 1
Ingalis 2 18 !
Lincoln 3 8! 2 l i 2
Miiler 2i !
McKinley.... 2 5 8; 11 14 12 16 4
Phelps 25 18 5! i
Rusk 25 20 16! !
Sherman gvOi 249 T44 236 2M -.44 231 118
Friends of the defeated candidates severally
offered congratulations to Indiana and pledged
hearty support to the nominee, at the same
time fceconding a motion tomki the nomina
tion unanimous, which was done amid some
enthusiasm, not, however, of the uproarious
The convention Immediately proceeded to
thr business of nominating a candidate for the
office of Vice-President. No respon.se was
made to the call of the roll by States until
Kentucky was reached, when Mr. Denny, of
that State presented the name of W. O. Brad
ley. The nomination was seconded by Messrs.
Griffin, of Kansas; Warner, of Alabama; Houk,
of Tennessee; Walt, of Georgia, and Akinson,
When New Jersey was called Senator Sewed,
moved a recess until tt p. m. Carried.
The convention reassembled at 6:10 and pro
ceeded to the regular order, the presentation
of names for the viee-nresi lential nomination.
Mr. Gripgs. of New Jersey, presented the
name of William Walter Pho'.ps.
The nomination itn seconded by Messrs.
Egan, of Nebraska; Oliver, of Iowa; Rosenthal,
of Texas; Hallowell, of Kansas: Fuller, of
North Carolina, and Boutelle, of Maine.
Hon. Warner Miller responded to the call of
New York with the name of Levi P. Morton.
Seconds t Sir. Morton's nomination were
marie by Messrs. Gage, of California; Foster,
of Ohio: Oliver, of South Carolina; Hastings,
of Pennsylvania; Marsh, of Illinois: Chalmers,
of Mississippi, and Treat, of Delaware.
Tennessee was responded to by Mr. McElwee,
whoprescntod Ihe name of Wm. R. Moore, of
that State. Mr. "Chan Her, of Mississippi,
seconded the nomination, and then Mr. Mooro
gracefully withdrew his n:ime.
Th s closed the nominations.
Only one ballot was taken, the tally showing:
Morton, 591; Phelps, JJO; Bradley, 1 3; Bruce,
11; Thomas, 1.
Mr. Denny, of Kentucky, moved that Mr,
Morton's nomination be made unanimous.
Senator Sewell, of New Jersey, seconded the
motion, and promised the full and hearty sup
port o Mr. Phelps to the ticket.
The motion was agreed to, and the Chair de
clared that Morton was the nominee of the con
vention for Vlce-Presid;nt.
On motion ot General Husted. of New York,
the National committee was directed to pro
vide in Its call four years hence that the Ter
ritory of Alaska shall have two delegates to the
Mn BouteMe, of Maine, created a little breeze
proposing the adoption of a resolution which
he had prepared. He was met with a storm of
objections, but was finally permitted to read it,
wen there was a rush of States to second it.
The resolution is as follows:
"The first concern of all good government Is
the virtue and sobriety of the people and ihe
purity of their homes. Tae Republican party
cordially sympathizes with all wise and well
directed efforts for the promotion of temper
ance and morality."
A vote of thanks was then tendered to the
chairman and other officers of the convention,
and then, on motion of Mr. Hiscock, the con
vention, at 8:52, adjourned without day.
GENERAL SHERMAN TALKS.
He Llkes-the Chicago Ticket, Hat Would
Rather it Had llrrn ISrother John.
New York, June '. General Wm. T.
Sherman said lost niht: "I think there
could not be a more powerful ticket than
Harrison and Morton. I think that every
roan who fought for the preservation of
this Government should vote for these
men. They are both strong Union men;
one is a soldier and tho other a statesman
both well-tried in their country's serv
ice. Harrison, I think, will be as
strong as Blaine would have been.
Of course I would rather my brother
John had got it, but tho Republican
party should be the judge and select its
own standard-bearer. It is now the duty
of every true citlien to stand by tliese
men who were true to the country when
she was in danger. There has never been
a true Union man sent to represent this
country in foreign lands uu?.er the pres
ent Administration, and it is time for a
change. I believe Cleveland has done the
best he could. I have no fault to
find with his administration. My
feelings, though, carry me back to the
war. I would not keep up sectional dif
ferences. Every Southern man has the
same rights we have. But Cleveland has
sent out men to represent us who would
have starved us during the war. They
are what I call copperheads. Cleveland
is seventeen years younger than I. He
should have shouldered a musket and
gone to the front. Every body capable of
carrying a guu should have offered his
services. Then the war would not have
lasted as long as it did.
"At Vicksburg and Gettysburg we were
short-handed, and if those men who
hung in the rear had gone to the front,
the war would have been over a year
sooner than it was. The candidates
named now are wonderfully good. Har
rison is a man of great character, good
habits and lineage. He is good everv
way, and a fit and proper person to go to
the White House. Now it is a fair and
square race between the two parties."
Further Particntars of the Iamige
Wrought by the H-ate Floods In Mexico.
City of Mexico, June 27. Telegraphic
communication having been restored be
tween Leon and Silayo, on the line of the
Mexican Central railway, particulars of
the terrible flood that occurred in that
district have been obtained. A telegram
from Silayo says: "It commenced rain
ing on the 18th instant, and continued a
heavy downpour for twenty-four hours.
About three hundred and twenty-five
houses have been destroyed. Tho station
buildings are occupied by homeless peo
ple, who are unable to obtain any thing to
eat except watermelons and fruit found
floating in the water. Several dykes have
given way, and the whole country around
is flooded. At Leon, on the night of the
18th, the people, believing them
selves safe from the flood, went to
bed in those parts of the town
where the water had not found its way.
The flood increased during the night;
houses tumbled in rapidly, aud as the
buildings fell the unfortunate sleepers
were either crushed to death or drowned.
The rain continued incessantly until
Wednesday, the 20th instant, and it i-s es
timated that fully seven hundred persons
perished. One hundred and eleven bodiej
have been recovered without moving any
ruins of houses, wherein are sujiposed tc
be hundred of bouis buried. The. total
number of houses destroyed is estimated
at two thousand, anil ihe pecuniary losi
Geuir.il Shrrlil:ui' Condition.
Wi.-'jixg :;.:, June 27. At nice oVloc'i
last ci5t Geueral feberidau's physicians
issued the following bulletin:
General She.idan's tond tion continues about
the same a It hat been for sorr.e rhys. H it
proposed, unlet an unfavorable change j.houlil
occur, to remove him to hi, cott if t N'os
qu:tt. Mass. It , possible that he w;il leave
Wash: rife-ton on Tr.ursd -y r.t, g(.i..g By a vei,.
sel of tue United Estates navy, which has been
tenderci bv the secretary.
Knot-feed Out by a Itlw on the .1 'ic tilnt.
New Ycrk, June 27. Frark F'ymi. of
Brooklyn, tad D. Letuy, of FiHiadel. K
:"oigvit nine ronaii teer Jf rr ..ra-.
eariy j'eter.jf)y p70i :,iag fui a of
Lsvi P. Xorton.
Execution at St. Joseph, Missouri, of Pctet
Hronrk, for the Murder of Ills Wife 1c
1HR7 He Preserve-t His Firmness to th
St. Joseph, Mo., June 20. Peter Hronk
was hanged to-day at 1 p. m. for the mur
der of his wife on April 17. 18S7. The pris
oner has borne up bravely and denied any
intent to commit the crime. He rested
easily last night, and arose this morning
at six o'clock, ate a light' breakfast, and
after receiving religious consolation, wae
conducted to the scaffold, accompanied
by his religious advisers. He preserved
his firmness to the last, exhibiting only
Blight symptoms of weakening. After the
usual preliminaries the trap was sprung ,
at 1:10 p. m. In seven minutes Hronek
was pronounced dead, and his body cut
down and taken to the Cathedral of Sts.
Peter and Paul. He will be buried by the
side of his wife in the Polish Cemetery.
The crime for which Hronek was hanged
was the murder of his wife, committed
April 17, 18S7. He had accused her of in
timacy with a man living in the same
house, had frequently threatened to kill
her. On this day, while intoxicated, he
purchased a revolver and went home
about eight o'clock in the evening. Without
a word of warning he fired at his wife, tke
shot taking effect in her breast He
immediately fired a second shot, which
penetrated her brain. When arrested he
declared that he tad killed her because of
Her infidelity, though he later disavowed
all knowledge of tho murder. An iudict
ment for murder iu the first degroe was
found, against him and his case was tried
at the June term of the Criminal Court.
He was found guilty and sentenced to be
hacged August 17.
The case was taken to the Supremo
Court on a writ of error, but not passed
upon until April of the present year,
when the finding of the court below was
affirmed and Hronek sentenced to be
hanged on June 22. At his request Gov
ernor Morehouse granted him a respite of
one week and fixed the day of execution
for June 29.
Hronek was about thirty-two years old.
He was a Bohemian and came to this
country ten years ago. Six years after
his arrival he sent to Bohemia for his
wife, whom he had known from child
hood, and on her arrival they were mar
ried at Eastou, Mo. Until within a few
weeks of the murder they had lived hap
py and had a child, a little girl, two years
of age, who since the tragedy has been
cared for by a former neighbor of the
A REIGN OF TERROR.
The Island of Cuba Overran With. Itundits
Rich Planters Captured and Held for
Kansom A Kelgn of Terror Prevails.
Havana, June 29. In Ahrens, near
Cienfuegos, Daniel Cueto, a rich planter,
has been kidnaped by an unknown bandit,
supposed to be from the Montagas gang.
His family has been advised by one of the
gang that Cueto is held in an unknown
place until $ 12,000 in gold is paid for his
ransom. Unless the money is promptly
sent, he will be murdered. On Tuesday
night, while Francisco Garcia Castro, of
Havana, was sitting at his door, he was
assaulted by three men, who, after rob
bing him, stabbed him three times in the
back, inflicting fatal injuries. The rob
bers escaped. Nine negroes have ben
arrested, and are now iu jail in Alfonso
Doce, charged with a triple murder onja
cocoa plantation. Province of Matanzas.
Mst"cial Ochanez, a noted bandit, be
longing to Manuel Garcia's band, hits
beeu captured whi'a traveling by rail
from i'ozo B-edondo to San Felipe, two '
small cities near Havana. A hangman,
accompanied by a strong guard, has left
Havana tc execute in Matanzas the
Crespo miirfirer8. Ho carries the gar- '
rote with him.
A special flfem Puerto Principe says .
that seven armed bandits assaulted Felix j
Berenguer, a rich planter residing near ,
the Minas Village, aud demanded fifty '
gold ounces, threatening murder if the
money was not paid. Krenguer had not j
that amount in the house, and was obliged j
to deliver the amount in cattle and live
stock, which the bandits bts'dly drove
along the roads. News of the attain was
telegraphed to the Governor of Puerto
Principe, who set troops on their tracks.
The troops captured one b:udit, who
made a full confession, and said the rob
bers were going to capture a son of Abel
De Varona, another rich planner, who is
residing on his estate, Santa Rita, near
Berenguer's. As soon as Varona got this
information he set out to Puerto Principe
with his whole family under military pro
tection. NATIONAL DEMOCRACY.
The National Knecutire Committee Ap
pointed and Headquarters Selected in
New York, June 30. In conformity
with a vote of the National Democratic
committee, empowering tho chairman to
appoint rui executive coiumit'ee, iho
chuirmaa has appointed the following as
such executive committee: Calforula, il.
F. Turpev; Florida, Samuel Phhco; Geor
gia, John 11. Estill; Illinois, Krskine M.
Phelps; Iowa, J. J. Richardson ; Kansas,
Chas. P. Blair; Kentucky, Henry I). Mc
Henry; Maine, Arthur Sewall: Mary
laud, Arthur P. Gormau; Mich
igan, O. M. Barnes; Minne
sota, Michael Doran; Missouri,
John G. Prather; New Hampshii e, A. W.
Sulloway; New Jersey, Miles Ross; New
York, Hermann Oelrichs; North Caro
lina, M. W. Ransom; Ohio, Calvin S.
Brice; Penusyl vania, W. I... Scott; Rhode
Island, J. H. Brtrnaby; South Carolina,
F. W. Dawson; Tennessee R. F. Looney;
VermiKit, Hiram Atkins; Virginia, John
S. Barbour; West Virg nia, Wm. M.
Clcmen'.s; Wisconsin, John L. Mitchell;
Wm. II. Barnuin, chairman.
The National committee have se'ected
No. 10 West Twenty-ninth street as head
Boston, Jane 29. Yesterday afternoon,
at Melville Gardens, Hingham, where a
thousand East Boston people had gathered
for a picnic, a boat containing a party ot
four was upset in a small lake and Maggie
Campbell, aged nineteen, was drowned.
Denies the Charge on Hl Death Itcd.
Providence, R. i., June 29. Arthur
Craven, who was shot by James Jowitt, at
Wanshuck, last Tuesday night, for an al
leged felonious assault upon bis daugh
ter, can not live many hours. A reaction
has Bet in in favor of the dyln lad, and
the opinion is growing that he is innocent
of tho charge of attempted assault. He
has made a Katement, under oath, to
Coroner Jenks, and with the full knowl
edge that he can not recover, in whieh
be denies making any assault upon Miss
Jowitt, speaking to her disrespectfully or
striking at her father. Jowitt is in jail,
not being able to secure 000 bail.
Pleuro-Pneumonia In Canada.
Ottawa, Ont., June 29. Further ad
vices from Western Ontario report a
rapid spreading of pleuro- paeumoia,
which is making great havoc among cat
tle in that section. The Minister of Agri
culture has again been appealed to and it
is represened that unless the government
takes immediate steps to check it and to
confine it to its present locality, it will
have got such a hold r.s to preclude the
possibility of w;ping it out. The metw
I t, been brought to the attention of tt
Ucitei States Government, th.it every
measure xuay he tak?n to prevent the ia
' --".on f3 MrJli ( arr:"! ." ! lit
The Joes-Green war in Hancock
County, Tenu., still rages. A battle was
fought recently at the restdeuce of Hamp
Green. Daring the progress of the bat
tle a five-year-old child was killed and
several of the combatants were slightly
wounded. Over two hundred shots were
fired. A new invoice of rifles has been
shipped to the nceno of war.
The outlook toi a big crop in the vicin
ity of Jackson, Tenn., was never better.
The cotton is looking very fine, with
plenty of blooms.
Charley Winters, a fisherman at Helena,
Ark., caught and lauded one of the larg
est fishes ever seen in that part of the
country, a few days ago. It was a chau
nel catfish, weighed over two hundred
pounds and was caught in the St. Francois
Near Bayou l'ierre, twenty-five milea
below Vicksburg, Miss., a few evening
since, a gravel train on the Louisiana,
New Orleans & Texas railway tackled a
furious bull on a -tret tie, which resulted
fatally to the bull and the piling up of
the engine aud tender and eeventoen
gravel cars in a general smash. One ne
gro brakeman was killed and the engi
neer received a slight wound in the head.
The north and south-bound passenger
trains were compeled to tranfer at the
wreck, which delayed them several hourn.
At Maysville, Ky., a few days since, a
domestic scandal terminated in Lucy Ric
shooting Barbara Bnllinger to death.
Rev. J. Henry Smuthe, D. I)., L. L. D.
regent of Grant University, A then,
Tenn., was reported lying dangemusiy ill
at the Windsor Hotel, in New York.
Boston capitalists are negotiating for
the purchase of the charter of the Chat
tanooga & Augusta railroad, and if they
succeed iu their efforts it will mean the
immediate building of the road.
George Deans, a negro, livi ng near
Jacksonville, Fla., three of his own chil
dren aud another child, were poisoned, a
few days ago, by some drug iu their break
fast. Two of the children have died.
Three meu were arrested recently ia
Mason County, Ky., charged with steal
ing 3'l,MK) tobacco plants from their neigh
bors. Three years ngo Charles Seine, of Mor
ris Cove, Tenn., saved from drowning the
young daughter of a rich New Yorker.
Now, by will of that gentleman, who has
lately died, Selho gels $10,000 in reward
for bis bravery.
Blanche K. Bruce, formerly a Senator of
tho United States from Mississippi, and
later Register of tho United States Treas
ury, received eleven votes for Vice-President
in the Republican National conven
tion. The last spike of the Chattanooga, Rome
& Columbus railroad was driven a few
days since. This road extends from Chat
tanooga through Rome, Ga., to Carroll
ton, Ga., a distauc-3 of 1 10 miles, and will
be extended to Columbus, Ga., and thence
to the sea.
A young man named Harris was killed
iu a Btave factory near Pimeson, Tenu., a
few days since. The jointing machine
flew to pieces while going nt a rapid rate
of speed. A large piece of casting struck
Harris in the breast, killing him instantly.
Two other men were seriously hurt, but
Sam Alexander, colored, was shot dead
a few nights ago in Walton County, Ga.
There was a church festival, when a quar
rel arose as to who hud done the most
work for the church. The combatants re
tired to a distance of 10 yards and fired
several volleys at each other, by which
Alexander was killed and others wounded.
The grand jury at Frankfort, Ky.. has
returned four indictments against Ken
tucky's fugitive Treasurer, James W.
Tate, charging him with defalcation. The
charge of forgery did not hold because
the evidence showed that tho bank-book
which he used was his own private prop
erty. Rev. Warren A. Cuudlor, associate ed
itor of the Nashville Christian Adrontte,,
has been tendered the, presidency of
Emory College, located at Oxford, Ga.
Mr. Candler is regarded as one of the
ablest young divines of the Metnodist
Episcopal Church South.
Having just finished the mineral road
around Birmingham, Ala., and being hard
at work on the Hiintsville intension, with
a letting a few days since of tho contracts
for sixteen more miles of the latter, it
develops that the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad Company is at work on another
scheme, by which Bristol, Tenu., aud
Birmingham will be joined.
A destructivo cyclone visited Todd and
Muhlenburg counties, Ky., a few nights
ago, passing from northwest to southeast
and on to Tentessee. Vast tracts of land
were laid waste, trees uprooted and houses
blown down. Tho rain also fell iu tor
rents, causing the streams to overflow,
doing great damage.
At a uegro churii three miles south of
Davisboro, Ga., a dispute arose between
two negroes, Hal Bryant and Sam Hunt,
over a debt of fifty cents, which it is
claimed the former refused to pay the lat
ter, as it was made at cards. Hot words
caused Hunt to draw his knife, and when
he did so Bryant fchot him through the
left lung, causing death in less than four
minutes. Bryant left immediately after
the shoot ing.
Eight years Hgo Henry Johnson, living
in Stafford County, Va., was made the
happy father of twins and he named them
Grant aud Garfield. A few days ago,
while the husband and wife were absent,
the boys got possession of their father's
gun, and after fruitless attempts to tire it
Grant found a percussion cap, which he
put on the gun and with an old hammer
succeeded in discharging the load into
the body of his twin brother, Garfield,
tearing and mutilating it almost beyond
The Grand Temple of Tennessee,
Knights of Tabor, the second strongest
colored organization iu 'America, was in
session at Nashville, Tenn., last week.
Kev. Moses Dixon, of St. Louis, delivereu
an address, and the report of A. McFall,
chief grand mentor, was read. The Grand
Temple of Georgia, which has a member
ship of tl'M), was admitted to the jurisdic
tion of Tennessee. The Order of Kiiight
of Tabor, organized twenty-seven years
ago, has ftO.OOj members in the different
Worms are hurting the cotton.
The cornerstone of the Masonic "Widows'
and Orphans' Home, which will be built
by the Freemasons of Tennessee at a cost
of $10,000, was laid, a few days since, at
Maplewood, five miles north of Nashville.
Grand Master H. H. Ingersol, of Knot
Ville, conducted the ceremonies in the
presence of the Grand Lodge and about
two thousand people.
Harry F. Griscom, postmaster at Chat
tanooga, Tenn., during the l&st two yenrs
of Arthur's administration, and removed
by President Cleveland for offensive par
tisanship, died, a few days since, of con
sumption. He was one of the leading Re
publican politicians of Tennessee.
Marion Bell is under arrest at New
Albany, Mis., for mail robbery.
The police raided Matt Eisou'a keno
rink in Columbia, ti. C, a few nights ago.
Eleven men were tajtured. Three of
them, the proprietor and two dealers,
were fined $40 each, and the others ,1U
each. The police have given warning ttiat
the Sunday and gamblir.g laws will be
rigidly enforced hereafter.
A great sensation has been caused al
Raleigh. N. C. by the news that AlfrinJ
Winfieid Parlin, alias Scott Portiit, in-
been crtpnvcd at Selm , N. C. For ttnr
Uen veaie he t-r.s bet a ca -Miia and l.ts
disttp(.e:.j .'u: e L l-ifu a J iv.sl iu."tr,
to !J,u sif Walter ft -if!: !!. wrj
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL
A man who has lately beoomo
prominont in Detroit, more especially
in jmiHoo circloa, is nllpcd to have
married twonty-ono women nt different
periods of his enterprising- career.
It seems almost incredible that thj
Parisians' jet centenarian hn.-s si'ot
Dan ton and Hobespierro. and that
Washington did not die at Mount Ver
non until thirteen years after M.
Chevron I was born!
(Jonoral Iloulanjrer g-oon to tho
barber oneo a week, pays tho artist
ten francs and tfives five francs to the
as.si.stant. lie never speaks, and tho
barber, knowing his preference, dona
not presume to open a conversation.
The tdiop is near the Louvre.
Kussell S.-ijre is Iho director of
three banks, sind it i seldom that he
misses a meeting'. For each meeting
that he attends he receives teu dollar.
Mr. Nujje, it i (said, calculate that
the money he earns as a hank director
will pay his butcher and vegetable
Miss Minnio Freeman, the Nebraska
school teacher whom the blizzard m.ulo
famous, has decided to make California
her homo for the future. She has rs
ceived $2,7m) in cash from the ml
soription rained for her benefit, beside.
twoeowtly gold watches, three diamond
pins ami many pieces of jewelry.
Mrs. Azubah F. llyder, of Orring
ton. Me., who is ono hundred and four
years old, wan ont; of sixteen girls to
scatter flowers in tho open grave at a
memorial service of (Jeorge Washing
ton. She has a largo and interesting
correspondence with young and old
persons all over the United States.
Kichnrd W. Thompson, of Indiana,
ex-Secretary of the Navy, ha probably
been longer in active public life than
any man living, lie wa: an able and
popular Whig speaker over fifty years
ago, and was elected to Congress about
that time. Apparently there are still
many years of active service in "Old
Mr. Copo Whitehouse, son of tho
late Itishop of Illinois, hits been made
a Commander of the Order of the Os
manli by tho Khedive of Egypt as a
recognition of his services to the cottn
'!'.V by showing the practicability of
the use of tho Fayoum basin und reser
voir for the surplus waters of the Nile
and as a means of adding largely to
the cultivable area of the Delta.
One of the greatest men (Joorgia
ever produced, says the Baltimore
Atncriran, was (Iovernor John Clark.
His portrait adorns tho wall of the
State, House, and yet, perhaps, not a
hundred of the present generation
know any thing of his history, while
hogs wallow and chickens scratch
above his neglected grave. A century
hence who will remember any thing of
the local celebrities who now strut
vainly on the stage of lifo.
In respect of patronage, the posi
tion of Postinaster-tieueral is now the
most important, in the Cabinet. The
iifly thousand postmasters who are re
sponsible for their appointment to the
chief of the department are supple
mented by nn immeuse number of
clerks who servo at Washington, on
the railroads, and as examiners and
inspectors all over the country, am)
the I'ost muster-General is to the peo
ple at largo almost as influential as the
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
A negro once gave the following
toast: "Do late (iubernor ob do State
he come in wid bery little opposition:
he got out wid none at all."
Hotel Clerk "Front! Show Mr.
Hayseed up to No. LI!" Mr. Hay
seed "Thirteen is an unlucky number.
Mister!' Hotel Clerk -"Well you may
pay before you retire, if you like."
Wife (at Niagara. Falls) - "How
grand and awe-inspiring it nil is,
John." Husband (drawing a long
breath) "Yes, but don't talk, my
dear; 1 want to listen to the retiring
waters."---A'. '. Sun.
Young Wife " Yes, father always
gives away expensive things when ho
makes presents." Husband "So I
di seovered when he gave you away."
And then he went to his library to
draw a check for the monthly millinery
"I'm glad sal vation's free!'' shout
ed a man, km he jumped up in the con
gregation. "You may well le, brother,"
observed tin old deacon who kbew hfs
man, "because you'd never gi t your
consent to pay for it!" SmithviU
"Leg pahdon, mum, but you
dropped your vail in tho the lift,"
said the bell-boy to the departing
guest, narrowly watching the effect of
his words. "James," said the pleased
New York lady to her husband, "give
the boy two shillings. He takes us
for Knglish people,"- Cliinnjn Trintie,
Western papers are! discussing tho
vital question, "What makes a man's
trousern bag at the knees?" and no
one has thought to advance the theory
that it is lx -cause the inan wears the
trousers. We, don't know of any thing
that will make a man's trousers bug at
the, knees quicker than wearing them.
--Deacon Deneh field - -"See hr-re.Mr.
Diapason, did you have a t-te.nn ump
tin the organ this morning? I thought
you were trying to lift the roof off the
church." Organist "That's all right.
The, pastor is trying to overcome a
quick temper that is a sore trial to
him, and he told me h'd give 1:10 ft if
I'd drown the choir so that ho couldn't
hear 'em sing a single squeak '' Bur
' How delightful it U out lierj in the
country?" exclaimed Miss Cushing
ton. '"The sweet smell of Rowers, tho
gent'f breath of kino, the pure, brac
ing air. and the merry fongs of the
birds just listen to the drumming of
that woodpecker! How ro;;iuntie;'
'"tV )Ocl;v!:er. bo d t -ii-'d !" said Undo
IL " ty; "t'l.it r.in't 10 woodpecker; it's
i.v'y thl typewrriter gai tl.nt the new
bo'H brought down froir. the ci'
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