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JOHNSON CITY, TENN., THURSDAY, JUNE 1(5, 1887.
WHOLE NO. 1C(
All is not lost. The circus still hon
ors free passes.
Kentucky distillers have agreed on
the production for a year.
Senator Ingalls has been lecturing
against woman's suffrage.
The best and shortest way to abol
ish poverty is to go to work.
A great popular need and felt want
an absolutely safe coupon cutter.
Lord Lansdowne is to draw a duke
dom when the jubilee prizes are dis
tributed. A Floating paragraph says that
Henry Georgo smokes twenty-cent
A circus attendant's leg was nearly
chewed off by lions of a menagerie
exhibiting at Chicago.
Eben H. Jordan, the big dry good
merchant of. Boston, is the owner of
the Boston Globe.
The Late Charles D. Keep, of th e
Wall Street News, left a fortune of a
half nr.llioi) or more.
The law cannot make a man moral,
but it can make him dreadfully un
comfortable when ho is immoral.
Tress opinion appears to be divided
as to whether Mr. Blaine will return
with an eyeglass or a shamrock.
The Clique that is manipulating
the corner in June wheat has already
made a million and a half clear prof
it. Teddy Roosevelt is accused of liar
boring the humorous suspicion that
lie would be a good compromise man
Secretary Laniont's face is so swol
len by his recent battles with black
llies as to render him almost unrecog
A young lady stands at the head of a
class of nine physicians graduated at
the Syracuse University Medical
Ex-Vice President Hannibal Ham
lin will be 7 a in August, but no is as
hale and hearty now as he was when
he rounded his half century.
Mrs. Grant has repurchased one of
the houses in Washington which she
transferred to William H. Vanderbilt
at the time of the Grant & Ward failure.
The aggregate height of the grad
uating class at the University is 856
fest 8 inches, giving an average of 5
feet 9 inches, a very fair statute.
Twenty-five thousand bar-maids of
various degrees of beauty dispence
'"alf and 'alf" to thirsty denizens of
Evangelists Jones and Small took
nearly $1,200 out of Rome, Georgia,
as the results of one week's haying
while the evangelistic sun shone.
There was recently sold in Paris for
$1,100 an eight-page manuscript of the
first Napeleon. It was part of a his
tory of Corsica which he wrote in
Pope Leo has headed the subscrip
tion list for an Irish National church
in Rome and all the other Catholic
authorities have given liberally to the
The Captains of three or four of the
North river steamers have begun the
custom of tolling their vessel-bells
when passing the grave of General
The irreverence of some of the
so-called evangelists has become
nauseating. They are as familiar with
the name of the deity as a cat with its
Philadelphians are raising a big fund
to have a grand, old-fashioned Fourth
of July celebration. The country gen
erally would do well to return to the
Mrs. Phelps, the wife of our Minister
to England, has achieved the distinc
tion of being classed witli two duch
esses as the best dressed women at the
last drawing room.
Thomas II. Atkins, the millionaire
retired banker of New York, has be
come an evangelist. He has already
given away the greater part of his
large fortune in charities.
The Mariposa grant, in Califoria,
which has just been sold to Mackay
and others for $ 300,000, was owned by
John C. Fremont, who sold itfor $800,
000 in gold.
Collector Msgone has forwarded to
Washington the report of a commis
sion on Custom House reorganization
which, it is thought, will save the gov
ernment $20,000 a year.
One of the lawyers for Peak's de
fence charged that tho doctors exam
ined for the prosecution made their
testimony fit their opinions. He al
so contended that Mary Anderson
The Grant Monument Association
invite sketches or designs for a monu
ment or memorial building, to be
erected at Riverside Park over the
tomb of Gen. Grant.
GREAT IRISH EDITOR.
11111 e!Iake it Friendly Call
on the Uallant Mr. O'ltrien.
New York World : "And how do
you find things in Canada this spring?"
I asked Mr. O'Brien, the great Irish
agitator, as he sat in an upholstered
chair yesterday that must havo cost
"And what tilings do you refer to?"
asked Mr. O'Brien with great inge
nuity. "Why, most anything," I said play
fully. "How's things? How do you
find things? Or did people bring
them to you?" I added with a certain
kind of grim humor as I nibbled
thoughtfully at a cold fowl which the
hotel authorities had just sent up.
"How do you )ike the free and unfet
tered way in which people have turn
ed out en masse and walked on you?"
"Oh, I dislike it, of course," said Mr.
O'Brien, as he watched mo thought
fully while I hung the wishbone on
the gas fixture and daintily wiped my
fingers on my late hair, in order to
show him that we are just as neat and
careful in our personal habits here as
we would be if we lived under an ef
fete monarchy, with proud llcsh in it.
"Had I thought that Canada would
greet me in the way she did, caving
in my thorax with paving stones and
planting large lumps all over my per
son, I do not know that I would have
visited the Dominion at all, but I got
a good many subscribers and several
orders for job work, which I will take
home with me to-morrow."
"I suppose your paper has a policy,
Mr. O'Brien," said I .languidly reading
a letter which lay on the table. "Do
you have a policy for your paper or
do you print it by hand?"
"Oh, but you know there is no sim
ilarity in the two propositions. The
policy of a paper and the mechanical
port of it iu Ireland are two .soperute
and distinct details involving the
one, of course, the sentiments, the
other, the mere details of the work."
"Well, letting that pass, do you have
to contend against the Inter-State
Commerce law where you ore, O'Brien,
or do you, when you start out after a
landlord, take your shut gun and ride
perfectly free and untrammelled?.
"We have no Inter-State Commerce
law over there, over there," said Mr.
O'Brien, dropping into the words of
an old hymn very naturally. "But we
do not have the time that I would
like in which to write editorials. We
do not rely so much on our circula
tion, though as you do. We run a pa
per more for the excitement perhaps
and the job work than anything else.
We print anything in our office from
a milk ticket up to a three-sheet pic
nic pester, and that with our agitation
keeps us quite busy. We are passion
ately fond of agitation in Ireland, and
so really I have enjoyed my trip
through Canada very much. I want
ed to get out and see more of the
world and also to observe carefully the
more recent style of curve egg-tossing
anb dead-cat fielding in America, and
I have got many good poiuts,"
"Do you purpose going right through
from here to Liverpool, or will you lay
over on your way and make observa
tions?" I asked, with a weak attempt
to be grammatical.
"Oh, I shall not make any stops,
but will pull right along. Should I
lie over at all it will only be to lie over
the taffrail and iry to ascertain what
the wild waves are saying. But I
long to be back attending to my agi
tating business and treading the "job
ber". I am now packing my trunk in
ordei to get ready for my journey to
morrow. So, if you will excuse nie,
I guess I will have to ask you to go."
It was not more than half an hour
after this that I decided that I would
remain no longer, for Mr. O'Brien's
cordiality by that time had an air of
insincerity that I hate to Bee.
wringing ms nana, However, as
though I did not observe his coldness
1 took a trcsli cigar from the centre
I table, and calling a cab, walked leisure
ly down the street, and was soon en
gaged in earnest conversation with a
confidence man on Broadway.
P. S. Mr. O'Brien opened the win
dow in order to say to me that if I
wisiieu to i mignt auu mat i.e was
not a candidate for anv office iu this
country, and therefore he Had felt
more like doing as he hud a mind
to than he otherwise might have felt.
As I looked back I saw Mr. O'Brien
trying to remove from the back of bis
coat a design in spatter woik, done in
oil, by means of a tooth-brush and a
small bottle of ammonia. People who
desire their agitating done cheaply
and promptly will do w
with Mr. O'Brien.
General Marston, the defeated
candidate for Senator from New
Hampshire, is said to be nearly heart
broken over Ex-Secretary Chandler's
triumph. He had been given to
understand that his success was as
sured, and, as he is old and regards
this as his last chance for the ollice,
mourn. and will not be comforted.
Others may havo written on this
subject but I wish also to pay a tribute
of love to the memory of our deceased
friend, Mrs. Mollie K. Williams Pence.
On the 10th of March 1887, she pass
ed quietly from earth.
Less than a year before that she had
left us a happy bride to go to the dis
tant home of her devoted young hus
band. We could give her up then in
the hope of seeing her again. Soon
we met her in her new home and knew
by the tender, enthusiastic greeting
that her sweet, child-like nature was
the same. At our parting she said :
"Bo sure to go to see the home folks as
soon as you get there. Tell them
we're getting along nicely and we are
coming home this fall."
She came and took her old place at
home. In church and prayer meet
ing her seat was never vacant when
she was able to fill it. Not content
with simply doing her part she used
the forco of influence to induce others
to attend. Her father gives this testi
mony. . "Mollie never saw a wrong
without rebuking it," This shows
her courage as well as her consecra
tion. Her bright, sunny nature cheered
and sweetened the home, while among
a large circle of relatives and friends
she was an acknowledged favorite.
We sometimes wonder that such
characters are taken from the earth,
leaving it more dreary, and making
life's duties more irksome for those
who have lost the inspiration of a lov
ing presence. But if we are faithless
enough to ask a reason we" may find
it in the softening of our own hearts
and the strengthening of the chain
Uhat binds us to Heaven with a greater
force when a loved one goes there to
I once had a friend who was travel -ing
and sent letters from various
towns and offices. To-day an interest
attaches to each of these points
wholly due to the temporary residence
of that friend.
I know a little girl who may miss
any question on Geography except
tnecapitol of Pennsylvania. She al
ways remembers that because - her
mini, Lucie. V llill Spot IS SO
dear as the one that furnishes a home
..n.,t .1 f . . , .
to those we love?
God, our Father, and Christ, our 1-
A, ... l..All. . -IT . .. l ..
ui-i uiuuiur, mo in neavcn and it is
given us to know that those who have
lived a righteous life on earth are
there for all eternity. And Mollie is
there. Her spirit bathes jn the ra
diant gladness of a perfect home.
Her young life is completed, finished
like a beautiful poem, and no time or
season can alter or deface it. Mav
the dear ones who are left, so order
their lives that they may have a fam
ily meeting bye and bye where sick
ness and seperation can never come.
Netting I.iquer In Maine.
Augusta, "Me., Dispatch : The pro
hibitory law in Maine has just receiv
ed a terrible set back in this vicinity.
The people are eveywhere discussing
the new phase put upon the liquor
question by the recent action of Mich
ad Burns, a well-known liquor dealer
of this city, who has brought to Au
gusta eight distilled spirits, which he
is selling to all who wish to purchase.
He closed his shop in March .last and
departed for Liverpool, where lie en
tered into negotiations with one of
the largest importing houses in that
city for an unlimited supply of all
kinds of distilled spirits. The United
States protects all persons importing
liquors from foreign counties from
prosecution under any State prohibi
tory law for selling such goods in the
original unbroken packages, and the
dealer has landed in this city an ad
vancing lot of Irish whisky and Jama-
ca rum. The goods came through the
Portland Custom-house, and arrived
here by freight. When the goods
reached the depot they were loaded
upon a cart and hauled through the
streets, the police looking upon the
scene with wildlv starting eyes. It
was an unusual thing to witness the
transportation of liquor through the
town in broad daylight, and of course
it attracted great attention. The store
is now stocked with the goods and
they are piled up in the windows be
fore the admiring gaze of all oppo
nents of the prohibitory law. The re
tail price of the goods has been made
so low as to be in easy reach of the
purchasing public, and the sales have
already been very largo. The officers
cor surprised at the affair and every
lawyer in town bus been engaged in
looking up the law hearing upon the
sale of imported liquors in the origi
. -. ......
Dr. Mctilvnn's parishoners willcir-
culate 100,000 petitions, with siug
ing space for 2,000,000 names, asking
the leinstatemcnt of their pastor by
the Pope. It is believed that the 12,
000,000 signatures will be obtained by
July I, Jhe day set by the Pope for
Dr. McGlynn's excommunication un
I less he decides to obey the summons
Mr. Ktitmlull ami the Kepeal of
Internal Iterenne Tuxcw.
Washington, June 9. It is report
ed that Mr. Randall has been hard at
work cementing his strength for the
tariff struggle next winter every since
congress adjourned. Tho HtaUmmt
is that he and some of his trusted fol
lowers have been working up a sen
timent in favor oftho repeaof linternal
taxes, and believe that they have
greatly increased their strength.
There has been considerable work
done among the new members, and in
the south the work iu Virginia, Ala
bama, Tennessee and North Carolina,
it is asserted, has been peculiarly ef
fective. Support for the repeal of in
ternal revenue has been gained in
these states, and, to a less degree, in
other states in the south and east. In
New York they think they have gain
ed something through the result of
the last congressional election.
Mr. Randall's friends believe this
recess campaign has bsen conducted
wfth great skill and have full confi
dence that they will be able to dic
tate any settlement that may be
reached this winter. It is confidently
asserted that whatever reduction of
the revene uis made it will include
the repeal of the tobacco tax and will
preserve the idea of incidental protec
tion. It is believed that the adminis
tration, while urging the necessity for
a reduction of the revenues, will be
non-committal as to the method, leav
ing that for congress to settle ; but it
will be urged upon both sides t make
all possible concessions for the sake of
harmony and in the interest of the
party. It is claimed for tho Randall
men that, by an actual count of noses
already made, they did in the last
house, and that their number will still
further increase before the regular
meeting of congress in December.
This is given as the reason Mr. Ran
dall opposes an extra session. He
wants an tne tune possible tor his pre
liminary strategic work.
Question Well and Kasily An
"Is it safe to intrust the democrats
with power," is not the question now,
as that is settled, but rather, "Can we
afford to exchange the most satisfactory
administration for one which, com
pared with it, is. an experiment of
doubtful promise?" Buxton 1 Fa rail.
With Blaine as a republican candi
date, freighted with the maledictions
of his own party, and Sherman as an
other urging perpetual sectional bit
terness and strife, will either question
be put to the American people? Will
they not, on the contrary, regard
Clevland's renomination and re-elec
tion as a matter of course? Xashville
Tho democratic party, if it buries
local controversies out of sight, will go
into the fight next year to win. And
it will present rather a novelty to the
voters of this country, too, for it will
not only go in on its merits, but will
win on its merits. X. V. Herald.
. tie, eland Kxc-itcd.
Chattanooga, June 11. Cleveland
is wild with excitement over a report
that Will Guess, who, it was said, ac
cidentally shot and kjlled Miss Irene
Faun on Thursday, shot tlie girl in
tentionally. Mis. Faun was teaching
school, when Guess passed by with a
rifle in his hand. He pointed the
rifleat the young lady, it was discharg
ed and the bullet pierced her heart.
It is nqw said that Guess shot Miss
Faun because she whipped his little
sister for an infraction on the rules of
the school. The matter is now being
investigated and Guess has fled.
The State Militia.
Washixouon, June 10. Regula
tions have been framed by the war de
partment for tho purpose of carrying
into effect the act of congress making
the annual appropriation to provide
arms and equipments for the militia
of tho states and territories. Under
the apportionment of the four hun
dred thousand dollars appropriated
hist session, the following sums go to
the southern states: Alabama, $9,216;
Florida, $3,0SG ; Georgia, $11.0."9 ; Lou
isana, $7,373; Mississippi, $2,894;
North Carolina, $10,138 : South Caro
lina, $8,294 ; Tennessee, $11,(C0 ; Vir
The German postoffiee bureau re
ports that during his recent birthday
week the emperor received 7,181 reg
istered and 1S7 ordinary letters, 4S
parcels, nod l42 congratulatory tele
Fitzhugh Lee introduced General
Averill at the celebration of Confeder
ate memorial service at Staunton, Ya.,
citing Avcrill's presence as evidence
of the fact that sectional passions are
dead. General Averill was greeted
with ringing applause as he stepped
forward and from time to time during
his speech was enthusiastically cheered.
V. V. A. '. .olen.
I'roin Hie Yorkutlle Enquirer of tht Stli.
On Monday morning last, Messrs.
Grifiin & Gorton commenced work,
opposite the ceinetry, on their
contract, which is for live miles west
of town. The contractors intersect
ing them, west, are Messrs. Smith &
Lathrop, and as their part of the line
is now permanently located, they will
soon be enabled to commoncc work,
when tho entire line from Camden to
Black's will be covered by contractors.
Mr. C. R. Kinsley, who has the con
tract for grading the first eight miles
this side of Black's, was in town
yesterday for the purpose of purchasi ng
carts at Mr. Willis' shop. He reports
satisfactory progress with his work,
and represents Black's to be on a boom
of expectancy in anticipation of the
early extension to that town of the
Georgia 'jnd Carolina Midland.
dipt. Lewis will put a force of men
to work to-day on the trestle over
Fishing Creek, near Gabbie's Fori' .
The Lancaster Review says that Al
bert Randall, colored, has taken a con
tract to grade two miles of the road,
commencing near Cane Creek, in Lan
caster county, and going in tho direc
tion of Catawba River.
Col. Matson, chief engineer, has full
confidence in the successful com
pletion of this enterprise. Ho has se
lected Mr. W. C. Whitner, who grad
uated fvom the South Carolina Col
lege last summer, and who has been
for ten months resident engineer on
tho Augusta, Edgefield and Newberry
Railroad, to survey and locate tho line
of road from Newberry to tho point
where it will connect with the Charles
ton, Cincinnati and Chicago. The
first survey will begin this week. It
will run from Newberry to Union,
thence to Pickney Ferry, on Broad
River, and thence to some point in
tersecting the Charleston, Cincinnati
and Chicago west of Yorkville ; thence
to Yorkville, and thence thought
Bethel township, and thence to Char
lotte. Other lines will be surveyed,
however, the adoption of cither to be
The Shelby "Sew Era says work is
going on rapidly on the main line of
the C. C. it C. R. R. between Black's
and Camden. It is probably that the
sectior between Lancaster and Cam
den will be ready for operation by Oc
r i . t. i . t . , ....
ineuanuien uazeite oi tne yin says
grade-pegs were put on the 3C road,
from the S. C. depot to the Nettle's
place, a distance of one mile, Monday.
This piece of work will be ready for
the crossties by tomorrow.
Mr. Win. McD. Burgin is up from
S. C, to purchase mules to be used on
his work of constructing the threa C's
road . Marion Bugle.
The C, V. Jk C.
Tho Charleston, Cincinnati and
Chicago has bought the Carolina Mid
land, and will at once push all its pro
jected lines to completion, Nearly
5,000 men are now at work, and ste el
rails are daily arriving in Charleston
for the Charleston, Cincinnati and
Chicago. The whole system will be
completed in two years. The Boston
Construction Company R. A. John
son, Manager has the contract for
the building of these roads, and the
work is being pushed forward with
great rapidity. The Charleston, Cin
cinnati and Chicago road,. of which
Frank Coxe is president, is a through
line from the Atlantic to the lakes
"i e i e 1 1 i . tii i.- i i
luost oi tne lines win oe obtained by
the buying of existing roads, but
perfectly new road will be built from
Camden, in South Carolina, to Ash
land, Ky., by way of Shelby, N. C
and the Cranberry mines. The
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago
is the Chattaroi road, in Eastern Ken
tueky, leading from Ashland south in
to trie mountains, mo announc-
ment was then made that the road
would bo built through from the
lakes to the Atlantic, but few believed
it would ever be accomplished, as the
enterprise seemed too great. The
men at the head ol the scheme, who
are cnieiiy residents oi uoston liave
gone to work with him, and already
have over three hundred mi'es of
line and it looks as if they would fill
fill their annnuncmcnt. If. the road
is built it will lmkc an important line
across Eastern Kentucky, and will
greatly assist in the development of
that mountainous section, lno.rville
A New Hampshire fanner got
caught in a barbed wire fence and bad
to stay there live hours. He sprained
his powers of cussing and it. w as three
weeks before his hired men would pay
any attention to him.
It is reported that Deacon George
White, of Seymour, Ind., has been ex
pelled from his church on account of
his extremely liberal views. He boldly
declares that he believes the world is
a million years old, and that, as likely
as not, it will last another million be
fore the judgment day.
-ho.tif, mwf.ht ikmiio." .
teuh of he Woman For Whom
PnjBc'x NoiiR- Was Written.
New York World : Miss Mary Har
din, fiance of John Howard Payne,
and the lady for whom he wrote his
"Home Sweet Home," died in Athens,
Ga,, May 1", and was buried the fol
lowing day. It is said that the origi
nal copy of "Home Sweet Home,"
was buried w ith her, as it was inter
lined with love declarations from
Payne, which the lady did not wish
to have fall under the eye of the pub
lie. She has been offered largo sums
for the manuscript but always declin
ed to part with it. Miss Hardin pass
ed her 78th year on her last bii thday,
When Gen. Hardin died it was found
t hat IT'S estate was involved and much
of his property swept away. His
daughter went bravely to work and
by her ability to translate French she
made a living. She did much work
of this sort for a large business house,
and in translating diplomatic papers.
The French Legation in Washington
usod to keep her constantly employed.
Tho house in which she died was one
of the pieces of her father's estate re
claimed by her indomitable capacity
for work. She accumulated a com
petency which sustained her through
life, and she leaves about $2.",000.
Intending' the 'orlorlk V Wes
Editor Manufacturers' Rui-onl:
Roanoka, Va., Juno 1887.
The Clinch Valley Railroad, now
being constructed by the Norforlk &
Western Railroad Co. from Graham
station, Ta.ewell county, Va., on the
New riyer division of tho Norfolk &
Western Railroad, to a junction with
the Louisville & Nashville Railroad,
in Wise county, Va., will open up the
finest timbered section of the Stale of
Virginia. Walnut, popular, cherry,
hickory, while oak, chestnut oak and
red oak and are abundant along the
entire line. The Clinch Valley ex
tension will pas through the counties
of Tazewell, Russell and Wise follow
ing the Bluestone river from Graham
station to its headwaters, thence down
the Clinch river to the mouth of Rus
sell creek, up Russell creek, crossing
to Gcss river, thence up Gess river,
crossing to Powell's Viver, down Pow
ell's river to a junction with the Lou
isville & Nashville extension. Mag-
nificicnt water-power is to be found
along the entire line, with an abun
dant supply of water at all seasons of
the year. It is expected that the en
tire line of the Clinch Valley exten
sion will be completed within 18
Ciias. G. Edpy, Vice-Pros.
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Victim oi' an r.Jirlliiinlc.
St. I'ETERsnrito, Juno 10. Severe
shocks of earthquake have occurred at
Vcrnome, in Turkestan. The town
was almost entirely destroyed, 120 per
sons being killed and ll'o niiurcu.
Among the latter i3 General Friede,
the Governor of the province to be felt
atinteryals. The inhabitants of the
town are panic-stricken and have fled
for safety to the open country.
Peterson's Magazine for July begins
a new serial, "Along the Bayou," by
the very popular Southern' writer,
Miss Alice Bowman, which promises
even to surpass her former stories.
Miss Bowman is undoubtedly a wo
man of gonitis, wond'-rfully correct
in her delineation of Creole character;
and her patois is the most natural ever
put by print. Some of tho most popu
lar authors of the South are among
tho contributors for "Peterson."
Miss M. (!. M Clelland ranks promi
nently in the list, and there are, be
sides, Mrs M. Sheffey Peters, whose
.dialect-stories haye proved so success
ful. Mrs. Emma Garrison Jones,
Miss Alice Maud Ewell, and others.
This fact is naturally of special inter
est in our section of country, and we
have a right to feel proud of the rapidly-growing
prominence which South
ern writers are claiminig in tho litera
ture of tho land. There is scarcely in
American author who, during the
past ten years, has achieved marked
celebrity at home or in England,
but belongs to tho South, and it is
only just to "lY'terson" to admit that
its columns have introduced more
young Southern writers to notice than
any other magazine. Regarded both
from an artists and literary point of
view, J otcisiin taxes rnnn among
the best of the first-class periodicals,
while, in the matter of fashion, needlework-pattern,
and instruction of all
sorts vailable households, it bears off
the palm from all the other hnly's
magazines. Terms ; two dollars a
your, with great reductions to clubs,
and splendid premiums. Address,
Peterson's Magazine, 300 tchestnut
Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
If Henry S. Ives carries through
the Baltimore and Ohio deal it's esti
mated that the commissions he wilU
receive from Alfred Sully for the jol
I will amount to $100,1100,
W. '. T. I', .in.
(K'liti'd hy tln bnllcs (if tho W. ('. T. V.)
Ill all great pestilences, such as
cholera, smallpox, putrid and yellow
fever, mortuary statistics show that the
most excessive fatality prevails among
the ale, beer, brandy and whisky con
sumers, and this is because ale, beer,
brandy and whisky, induce imperfect
digestion and defective vitalization,
and consequently, vitiated blood and
impure secretions. I have had mon
ster masses of insensate corpulency
which would require the vitalizing
power of a special creation to give
them human form and proportion
Pointed out to mo as evidence of tho
beneficial power of boor in promoting
digestion, and improving muscular de
velopment. No individual with good
digestion ever exhibited such propor
tions as those. Digestion is a vitaliz
ing process, and when it is perfectly
performed, the human form will nev
er be burdened with superfluous ma
terial, but will always prusent symmet
rical and well-balanced proportions.
The presence of ale, beer, and wine,
will inevitably disturb and impede
the vitalizing process, creating vitiat
ed blood and depraved secretions; and
ultimate in vascular distention, which
even prominent medical professors
mistake for muscular development.
It is certainly a strange and blunder
ing mistake, b 't it is not surprising
that medical men who teach that al
cohol promotes digestion and muscu
lar development, should commit the"
more innocent blunder of mistaking
obesity for muscle. F.enore Fx Jeune.
The man who sits down and whines
that prohibition will not prohibit is
like a man who sits down in tho fence
corner and whines his plow won't plow
of itself. A prohibitory law is only
the tool with which the work of abol
ishing tho liquor traffic is to bo done,
and the people must give impetus and
action. To say that prohibition don't
prohibit is only to say that the people
arc too indolent to make it effective.
They must be waked up. Didlas Mer
cury. We desire every member of tho W.
C. T. U. to be present next meeting.
It is important that you should be.
The Kentuekey method of protest
ing agninst a remark one dose not
like appears to originate in the
High Schools of Henderson did not
like a remark made by Supricntend -ent
E. S. Clark, who was recently
making an official visit to the
school. Professor Posey promptly
shot Supricntcndent Clark three
times, in the presence of his pupils,
who are said to have been very much
frightened. If all the Kentuekey
teachers are of the Posy stamp it is
not to be wondered at that Ken
tuckians shoot first and explain after
ward. What teachers do pupils are
expected to learn and the Henderson .
episode indicates that shooting is a
part of the curriculum of a well-regulated
Kentuekey school. F'ltiladrlphia
The London policemen who arrested
Larry Donovan as he was about to
jump from the Westminster Bridge,
doubtless suposed Larry to be an
Irishman. Had they recognized him
as an American, it is hardly to be sup-,
posed, in tho present state of fash
ionable feeling in London, that they
would have treated him with so little
considration. So many American hum
bugs, unhonorcd at homo, have lately
been received with acclamation in
that metropolis, that Larry was not
without justification in trying his
show with the rest. But his name
was against him and they treated him
in London precisely as he was treated
Fifty-three post-oflices will receive
the benefit of a free delivery system
July 1st, by reason of the cities having
attained a population of ten thousand,
or the post-offices having returned a
revenue of $10,000 or over during the
year. The southern cities thus bene
fitted are Ptnsacola, Flu., Columbus,
Ga., Jackson, Miss., Meridian and
Vicksburg, Miss, and Staunton, Va.
Several post-oflices, some of them
presidental offices, will be established
by this change, because of this consol
idation of neighboring towns.
The emigrant commissioners o
New York yesterday considered the
question of permitting the landing of
about ninety emigrants from Ireland,
said to be paupers. They finally de
cided to permit the landing of three
women and one man and their fami
lies, numbering in all twenty-one; all
the others were ordered to be taken
back by the Inman Steam ship Com
Wien Forney, the veteran journal
ist oi Lancaster and H.uislmrg, who
is now engaged on the Harrisburg
Independent, has just celebrated the
fortieth anniversary of lnsentrance
into journalism, twenty-seven years of
his life having been passed in the
editorial chair at Harrisburg, ffnd nt
sixty-one years old ho is in the har;
ncss driving his pen from eight to
nine hours every day.