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THE TRIBUNE.
Issued Every Thursday at ,—
Morris,
Stevens Co., Mi
W.J. MUNRO,
EDITOR AN1) PT-HMSHKB.
File if Yillaie al CmH.
Terms: $2.00 per Year In Advance.
JfJtWS OFTUE W££&,
CRIMES ANB CRIMINAUI
Postmaster Fadderman, of Belton,Tex
as, has absconded with $4,000 of govern
ment money.
J. H. Rhouer, defaulting cashier, of the
late Savings bank of Louisville, Ky., has been
indicted, charged with embezzling tllO.OOO
Judge Wright of Washington, who as
saulted ex-Secretary of the Interior, Delano,
was sesteiKu April 3, to thirty days in jail
and a fine uf ?1,000.
Prof. William E. Sawyer, who on the
afternoon of April 6, shot Dr. Steele in the
in the city of Sew York, in the face has been
held in bail.
April 6, Joseph M. Ilarrod shot and
killed James Fi'z Suumons, at Austin
Scott County Indiana, in a quarrel growing
out of political discussion.
Charles Fernandez, white, at Donell, a
stage station near Santa Fe, New Mexico
quarclled, April 7, with a party of graders on
the railroad, aud was shot four times and was
killed.
lr. Steele, a prominent New York up
town practitioner, was shot on the evening of
April 5th, by a well known electrician, W. E.
Sawyer. The quarrel arose from a misunder
standing between the wives of the men.
Alpheus S. Foote, one of the proprie
tors of
Pomerot/s Democrat,
at La Cross, Wis.
charged with an attempt to burn the
Democrat
office has been held to the circuit court. He
is also to be examined on a charge of forgery.
Widow Rachel Smith, aged 70, living
on Greenburg Pike, near Adamsburg, West
moreland County, Pa., will probably die of
injuries received from a tramp who broke in
to her house, assaulted her, and robbed her of
considerable money. Her daughter escaped
by jumping through a window and in her fall
of twelve feet received serious, though not
fatal injuries.
An unknowe negro tramp, on the af
ternoon of April 6, shot aud killed a passenger
on the Bee Line railroad, seven miles west of
Sidney. O. The negro had boarded the train
at Sidney, and having no money was put off
at Hardin Station. As the train started he
got on the platform and fired through the win
dow, presumably at the conductor, but the
ball struck and killed a passenger, Jostph M.
Lehman, of Boston. The negro escaped.
A Jefferson City, Mo., special says a
double tragedy occurred in the penitentiary in
that place on the afternoon of April 7. re
sulting in the death of two conviets, Martin
Boderick, from St. Louis, and John Smith from
St Francis county. While working in the
prisou yard, they got into a quarrel and Smith
struck Boderick twice over the head with a
stake fracturing his skull. Smith then started
for the tool house with the design of escaping
from the yard, but was met by the guard who
demanded his surrender. He refused and con
tinued tJ advance. One of the doputy war
dens then appeared, and ordered Smith to
yield, Uut he again refused, saying he would
die first, and raising his spade in a defiant and
menacing manner darted toward them. They
then opened tire upon him, three balls taking
effect, killing him almost instantly. Boderick
lived about aa hour.
At Chicago, on the night of April 6,
an important arrest was made of Harry
Webb and wife, who for months past
have been working the hotels of this city, and
notably the Grand Pacific, where they have
secured a very large amount of plunder and
in every case without leaving any clue behind.
They have been shadowed for some days
now, at the instance of Samuel Turner, of
the Grand Pacific, who noticed Webb wearing
a pair of his sleeve buttons, and last night
after they had retired, were captured by ofli
cers at their place of lodging. 161 Madison
street. The property consisting of jewelry,
ladies' fine shawls, fine dresses, etc., aggretat
ing in value $S,000 to $10,000. also a bunch of
keys fitted for rooms in all the principal hotles
in the city, were found in their room. Webb
also passed under the name of Pease and came
here a few months ago from California.
Examination in th* case of Cadet Whit
taker commenced at (Vest Point, April 9. Whit
taker was first examined. His story agrees
with the first statement He was on the stand
over two hours. He first described the
assault on him, reiterating his former story
minutely, saying the men were genteelly at
tired, and he could not tell whether they were
citizens or disguised cadets. He said that he
cried loud enough for help for the occupants
in the adjoining room to hear him if they had
been awake. The transom over the door was
open, as was also the ventilator over his desk
He said the men had on slippers or were in
their stocking feet, and on« of the largest car
ried either a candle or a taper. He did not
even suspect who they were. When asked
what had been his personal feeling within
a month as to the probability of bis
graduating, he replied, "I always felt that I
should go through." lie saia he never had
special cause for discouragement before this
occurred. He testifi he had no reasons to
suppose that there were preiudices in the
minds of his instructors against him, and that
he has had a fair chance of getting through as
far as they are concerned, but fell that his so
cial isolation has had an effect upon him so
far as his studies were concerned. When some
pieces of the belt with which he was tied were
shown witness it was noticed that one piece
contained an eyelet which none but officers'
belts have, and Whittaker has never been an
officer. His counsel deemed this important.
He also denies the ownership of the black
necktie found in his room.
CASUALTIES.
Two men were killed by Indians March
27, near La Joys. New Mexico.
By a colliery explosion in Anderlues
Belgeium, 42 persons were killed.
Brunners' steel and iron works at
Portsmouth, Or burned on the morning of
April 5.
The Gloucester, Mass., fishing schooner.
Annie C. Norwood, Capt' Hunt, and a crew of
14 men are supposed to be lost in the March
gales.
A fire at Alta, Iowa, April 8, destroy
ed half the business portion of the town. Fif
teen buildings were burned. Loss, $25,000— in.
suran e $5,000. The fire was the work of an
incendiary.
On the afternon of April 8, an explo
sion of gas occurred at Preston, No. 2 colliery,
near Girardville, Pa. by which William Crin.
age and Cris. Conrad were fatally, and thice
others seriously injured.
A collision between a Lehigh Valley
passenger train April 6, and a coal train at
Coalport, Pa., pitched eight coal cars into the
canal, badly damaged tiie passenger engine,
and severely hurt the fireman. The road was
blockaded for several hours.
At 8 o'clock on the evening of April 3,
at Winona, Minn., a frame house corner of
Sanbord and Carmonia streets, belonging to
Mrs. S. A. Lyman, was struck by lightning
and almost destroyed. A family of ten per]
sons moved out of the house last week.
The night express train that left Bos
ton at 10 o'clock on the night of April 0, for
New York, via 8pringfield, was partially
wrecked by the caving in of an embankment
about three miles north of Meriden, Connect!,
cut. The train was composed of two extra
passenger cars, two passenger coaches, mail
and baggage car and three sleeping cars. Tht
kfjtfl
locomotive remained on the track, but the
others, t-xiept the last two sleepers left the
rail. The first express car fell on Its side on
the track, the second tumbled twice over down
the bank. The mall car followed, and the bag
gage car was thrown upon the end of the
mail car. which saved it from going down.
The rest of the cars rushed against each other
but aside from being dragged ot! their truck,
escaped damage. No person on the train was
seriously injured. Conductor Deckerman's
back was slightly hurt, Eugineer Bradford
had one leg injured slightly, and one of the
deputy postal clerks had his head cut a little.
Some of the sleeping car passengers slept
through all the trouble. Of the three cars
overturned, only the mail car had a stove In
it This set fire to it, but the flames were ex
tinguished without dam 'ge. Some of the
mail bags were badly soaked with water. The
accident was caused by the Hartford Ice Co.
drawing oil their ice pond which adjoins the
track. This caused the embankment to give
way. The train dashed up to it at an esti
mated speed of thirty miles and hour.
A special from Ottowa, Kansas, says
a cyclone struck that place about 7 o'clock on
the evening of April 2, completely demolish
ing seven residences on Elm street and badly
injuring five others in the same vicinity. It
then jumped five or six Dlocks, and again
struck the ground near the river, where it de
stroyed several resiJences and barns, tore the
roof off the K. C. L. & St L. railroad freight
hou*e and overturned several freight cars. In
North Ottowa twelve or fifteen residences
were totally destroyed or badly damaged. The
evening train from Lawrence was caught at
the junction a mile from town, and one pas
senger cai and two freight cars upset. One
passenger was seriously injured. The storm
proceeded to the northeast, destroying the
Spencer and Williamson and two other frame
houses on the way. Among the persons seri
ously injured are 3. F. Bevier and family, J.
Marshall, A. H. Baldwin, Mrs. Black, Mrs.
a6tings and Mr. Jones. A child of Mrs.
Black's was killed and twenty others slightly
wounded. Lumber and furniture was scat
tered for blocks around, and in 6ome cases
horses, cattle, and even persons were hurled
through the air. Grass, hedges, grain and
trjes were pulled out of the ground the feath
ers were plucked from chickens, water blown
from ponds, and houses torn to splinters. The
track of the storm varied in width from three
to fifty rods.
A disasterous tire occurred at Dixon,
Illinois, on the night of April 8, breaking out
in Thompson A Co's mill about
1 A. M.,
and
before arrested burned Becker & Underwood's
mill, S. C. Ellis & Co.'s flax mill and some mi
nor buildings. Loss $200,000 one-third in
sured |7,000 in $4,000 each in the
Franklin and Phoenix and North British Mer
antile $4 500 each in the German-American
Hartford, Liverpool, London, and Globe and
Underwriter $5,500 in the Home $2,600 in
London ann Lancashire and Laconfrara $3,
000 each in the Manhatten aud Springfield
Fre k Marin# $6,000 in the North America
$2,000 each in Royal and Rhode Island associ
ation $3,600 in the Traders' and $2,500 in Na
tional millers. The saddest part of the story
is the loss of life. Ezra Becker, son of H.Beck
er, and William Schum, clerk in the drug
store, were killed. William Runk had both
arms broken, and C. Lint, Patrick Dufly
Orville Anderson, W. W. Vann and Frank
Gulzenberger were all badly injured. The
loss of life was occasioned by a terrific explo
sion, which occurred at 2 o'clock, and threw
down the east wall scattering the fire in ev
ery direction and hurling several firemen,who
were upon the roof of Becker's mill, into the
mill race. Of these all but Ezra Becker and
Wm. Schum escaped as by a miracle. Others
who were assisting the firemen were bnrned
bruised and terribly mutilated by the falling
walls at the same time. The loss will reach
fully $300,000.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
The President has approved the Star
Mail deficiency bill.
Secretary Sherman has declined an in
vitation to visit Boston.
Admiral Tucker, U. S. navy, died at
Boston, N. Y., April 6th, aged 47 years.
The net gain of the English liberal
party at the late election is 66 seats.
Commodore Bassett was buried from
St. Joseph's (Catholic) church April 3.
In Burlington, Iowa, a Grant delega
tion was chosen to the county convention.
Parnell has received the freedom of
the city of Cork, for his services in behalf of
Ireland.
The President has nominated William
A.
Newell, of Njw Jersey for Governor of
Washington Territory.
In Iowa, 114 delegates to the State con
vention, to appoint delegates to Chicago, have
been instructed for Blaiue.
The marriage of the Crown Pnnce of
Austria with the Princess Stephanie of Belgium
has been fixed for the end of February, 1881
Major Thomas Gallagher, a gallant
soldier during the war, and formerly well
known as a sporting character, was buried at
Chicago, April 8.
Peter Cooper, of New York, the Green
back Labor party candidate for President in
1876, has announced his final retirement from
active participation in politics.
The President has granted a pardon to
Judge Wright, in jail in Washington for as
suiting ex-secretary of the interior, Delano, on
payment of his fine of f1,000 a part of the sen.
ence.
The Londen Times estimates that the
liberals in the new house of parliament will
number about 340 and the home rulers from
60 to 66. The conservatives can hardly count
on more than 76.
The total number of liberal votes so
far cast in the present election in Great Brit
ain is 1,238,000, a gain of 328,000. Total con
servative vote so far 908,000, a gain of 110,000
over the last election.
The widow of Daniel B. Dickinson ex
United States senator, from New York, died
in New York city April 8, at the residence of
her son in-law, 8amuel G. Courtney, former
United States District Attorney.
There is a growing opinion that the
split in the New York democratic party, will
in some way be healed. Members of both
factions say a truce will probably bearranged
till after the Presidential election.
Of 13 county conventions in Missouri
o appoint delegates to a Slate convention to
appoint a delegation to Chicago, 13 have in
structed for Grant and one for Blain, two oth.
ers were presumably for Grant, and three were
mixed delegations.
It was reported April 6, in the Span
ish legislative assembly at Madrid that the
government found it imperatively necessary
to borrow 60.0 )0,0W) piasters to pay dues to the
army, and 67,000,000 to pay what was due to
military contractions.
At New York, April 8, after religious
services by a Baptist clergyman, the remains
of Mrs. Harriet Dutsch, grand niece of the
late President Van Buren, were taken from
the undertaker's and interred in Woodlawn
cemetery. A few friends only were present
The resignation of Bismarck the chan
cellorgof the German Empire produced great
excitement. An interview with the Emperor
induced him, it is believed, to withdraw
resignation. It is said the wrath of Bismarck
will not be wholly appeased without the sac
rifice of certain high officers.
i The, Senate committee on appiopria-
tions April 7 took action In the consular and
and diplomatic appropriations bill, and au
thorized it to be reported to the Senate with
au amendment appropriating $4,000 to pro
vide for the appointment of a diplomatic agent
and consul general at Bucharest, Roumania.
The London Timet ot April 9, says the
Queen is expected to arrive in England by the
end of next week. We may therefore expect
that a very few days will see a formal close of
Beaconsfield's administration At Lord Bea
consfleld's age it is probablejhis active career
over and that ke will not again wield pow-
Secratary Sherman has telegraphed
the assistant treasurer at New York to ac
cept fifteen million dollars of bonds if they
an be secured at satisfactory prices. The
ofierings there April 7, were for $6.268,3000, at
10406 to 104.12 for sixes of I860 106 8t5 to
106 18 for sixes of 1881, and 103.50 to 103 95 for
fives.
The Senate confirmed the nomination
of J. B. Angell, of Michigan, to be envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipotentiary of
the United States to China. Also J. F. Swift,
of Colorado, and Wm. H. Crescott, of South
Carolina, to be commissioners to China to
constitute, with the envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary of the United States
to that country, a commission to negotiate
and conclude by treaty the settlement of such
matters of interest to the two governments
now pending between the same as may be con
fided tj it
The New York supreme court, at the
general term, April 8, affirmed the order of
Justice Donohue, refusing to grant the appli
cation of Cornelius J. Vanderbilt, to have a
person appointed in place of Wm. H. Vander
bilt as trustee of th- fund of about $400,000,
whkh was created by Wm. H.
The Senate committee on millitary
affairs April 6, reported back to the Senate for
reference to 1
he judiciary committee the joint
resolution introduced by Senator Jones last
May, by which it is proposed to return to Mr.
Rowen Guedalla, now a resident of London(
England, three very valuable swords, formerly
belonging to Gen. Twiggs, that were confiscat
ed by Gen. B. F. Butler at the surrender of
New Orleans and by him deposited in the
United States treasury. Mrs. Guedalla, form
erly Miss Florence, from whom the swords
were taken and turned into the treasury as a
legitimate object for capture and confiscation
claims they were presented to hei by Gen.
Twiggs, and that they were therefore her pri
vate property. Miss Twiggs, the general's
daughter, claims them however, as her father's
legal heir.
MISCELLANEOUS.
The last ot the piano strikers ot New
York have returned to work on an increase of
10 per cent.
The everflow of the Misissippi river at
Sharpe, is closed and the water is running off
rapidly.
The Dutchess of Marlborough, says the
distress in Ireland is on the decline, and she
believes the vaiious funds will suffice to cope
with it
It is reported at St Petereburg, that
Chinese troops 20,000 In number, have crossed
the Amoor river into Russian territory.
The liberals of London are providing
for a great demonstration in honor of Glad
s tone, when he returns to that city.
The discovery of a scheme t« send a
filibustering expedition to Cuba from some
point on the coast of the United States, is re
ported in Washington.
A Paris paper of April 4 say3 a vote
from the Vatican to the government is on its
way to Paris expressing regret at the meas
ures against the Jesuits but abstaining from
any encouragement to its religious confra
tensities to resist the decree of the govern
ment.
J. O. Donovan Rossa, the Fenian, is
about to make an attempt to organize a revo
lution to free Ireland from the British rule,
They are to hold a convention in Pliladelphia
next June. They want to raise two or three
millions of dollars, and to ship 100,000 rifles to
Ireland and put them in the hands of men
trained to their use by army veterans.
The only official information received
at the war department April 7, relative to the
mysterious cutting of the colored cadet Whit
taker at West Point was a telegram from Gen
Schofleld substantiating the information con
tained in the general press dispatch published
in the morning papers. Secretary Ramsey
has instructed Gen. Schofleld to employ de.
tect Ives to work up the case If he deems it nec
cessary.
VOLUME III. MORRIS, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, laSOl
Vanderbilt soon
after the withdrawal of the contest of Commo
dore Vanderbilt's will. The judge adds that
it seems almost Incredible that counsel could
be capable of advising such an application,
having neither law nor facts to justify It. The
application deserves nothing but severe re
buke.
Prince Bismarck has tendered his resig
nation as chancellor of the German Empire
because of the vote and financial reform in
the federal counciL Emperor William is yet
undecided upon the question of accepting Bis
marck's resignation. The proposal to subject
receipts for postoffice orders to the proposed
stamp tax had been previously rejected by the
committee of the bundersrath, and in plenary
sittings Saturday its restoration was again
moved. The postmaster general opposed the
motion because no such stamp existed in Eng.
land or France. The principality of Waldeck,
casting one vote, also voted with Prussia and
her allies.
The House committee on military affairs
April 8, selected for appointment the follow
Ing superintendents of the national soldiers
homes: Gen. J. M. Palmer, Illinois, to succced
Thos. O. Osborne, Major D. C. Fulton. Wiscon
sin, to succeed E. B. Wolcott Gen. Joel Park
er, New Jersey, to succeed H. G. Stebbins
Gen. Wm B. Franklin, Connecticut, to succced
Gen. B. F. Buttler Gen. Charles Roberts.
Maine, to succeed Frederick 8mjth Gen. T.
M. McMalion, New York, to succeed Gen. J. H.
Martin dale. Gen. MeClellan's name was with
drawn, as acceptance would involve his resig
nation of the office of Governor of New Jersy.
The committee appointed a sub-committee of
Sparks, John-on and Brown to enquire into the
outrage on Cadet Whittaker, of West Point.
The case of Jessie Raymond against
Senator Hill came up in the circuit court at
Washington, April 6, upon the motion made
by Senafor Hill's counsel that the case be
stricken from the docket, on the ground that
the suit was instituted without her consent
and against her protest The court took the
papers. Later in the day Mrs. Lockwood ap
peared with Miss Raymond and the later
swore to the affidavit that she had authorized
the institution of the suit and still authorised
its prosecution, and that her claim for dam
ages was a just and true one. The court took
the motion of Senator Hill's counsel under
advisement
The secretary of war in a communica
tion to the Senate April 8, recommending an
appropriation of $100,000 to build a new mill
tary post at the junction of the Gunneson and
Grand Rivers, says Gen. Sherman has reported
to the department that Gen. Mackenzie will
be ordered forward as soon as wagons can be
put on the road to the Uncompagne country
and hence to reconnoitre forward as far
the junction of tie Gunneson and Grand riv
ers to select a site for a considerable post re
glon. For this purpose $10J,000 will be indls
putably necessary, and I earnestly recommend
you to ask this sum of Congress at the earliest
DfscftUftft t.hfi ou^ht to b#
S^eYe/7$
bu'lt this year. Troops cannot well live In
that region without warmth and shelter, and
stoves should be sent forward in September
for the whole of winter. Secretary Ramsey in
his letter, concurs with the view of Gen. Sher
man, and recommends an appropriation of
9100,000 be made immediately available.
At 6 o'clock on the morning of April
d, John C. Whittaker, a colored cadet of the
West Point class of 1876 was found bound
hand and foot in his room at the barraeks,
with a piece of one ear cut off. The other ear
was slit and his head was bruised. He stated
that three masked men attacked him when he
was in bed, some time about miduight, and
committed the outrage. Gen. Sherwood and
Commander Lusede are investigating the af
fair. It is believed the outrage
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commit­
ted by cadets. Cadet Whittaker made a state
ment to a reporter in which he said three
masked men entered his room sometime after
miduight and jumped on him as he lay in bed.
He struggled but was choked and pouudtfd
and told it he made a noise he would bin a dead
man. They tied his hands and feet and plac
ed him on the floor and tied his feet to the bed
stead and one said, "Let's mark him like they
do hogs down South." They then cut the low
er partef his ear ofi, and slit the lobe of the
other ear two or three times, and again cau
tioned him not to holler and left the room
An Indian club was found near him smeared
in blood. Two of the men wore dark clothes
and the third light gray pants and all wore
black masks. Whittaker had received warn
ing on Sunday to keep awake. There Is yet
no clue so the perpetrators, though the com
mandant has been investigating all day.
Whittaker was found in a half unconscious
condition, but he is able to walk around. Each
member of the cadet corps has been question
ed about the occurence.
WOMEN'S DRESS.
What a London Physician Says About It—
Corsets Strongly Denounced.
Dr. Richardson delivered a lecture
yesterday at the London institution on
health and dress. The lecturer said the
character of dress stands so closely to the
character of the person who wears it that
it is hard to touch the one without the
other. All kinds of symyathies are evok
ed by dress political sympathies are on
the most intimate relationship with dress
social sympathies are indexed by it ar
tistic sympathies are a part ot it. Pro
ceeding then to lay out the plan of the
lecture he begged it to be understood
that it was altogether a part from his pur
pose to depreciate good lashion in dress.
He thought it was the duty uf every one
to cultivate good fashion and that every
woman ought to make herself as becom
ingly beautitui as she possibly could.
Corsets, waistbands, garters and tight
shoes were especially denounced. The
dress tliould be loose, and the weight of
should be borne by the shoulders. In
men's modern dress, this was tairly ac
complished but in women's dress, drag
ing trom the waist, there is such a waste
of physical power that if women were in
all respects Iree as men, they could never
pproach to the position of men as act
ive workers, until they had emancipated
themselves from this physical bondage.
The reform he suggested in the dress
of women, was that it should in all prac
tical details, have the same advantages,
and should be, in fact, the same, with
the exception of the exterior robe or
gown. Tne long dress for women, which
even trespassed lightly on the ground,
was the most becoming for them. This
should play the same part as the outer
coat ot the man, the rest of the dress be
ing the same, except that it might be
made of lighter materials. The great
surgeon Cline, when once consulted by
an anxious mother, as to what she should
do to prevent a girl from becoming de
formed, answered: "Let her have no
stays, and let her run about like the
boys." He would indorse this wise rule,
and would add:
4Let
the mothers of
England clothe the girls precisely as
they clothe the boys, permitting Knicker
bockers it they like, and let them add the
one distinguishing m&rk of a light, loose,
flowing gown, and the girls will grow in
to women as vigorous, as healthy and as
well-formed in body as their companions
of the sterner sex." In the next part ot
the lecture the quality of clothing was
considered, and the amount at various
seasons. The necessity ot special care in
adapting clothing to season was illustra.
ted from the physiological rule first dis
covered by the late Mr. Millner, that the
body independent of any will of its own,
underwent two pounds of waste, com
mencing toward the close of September,
and the increase in the first week of
April. Warm clothing ought to begin
in September or early in October, and
ought not to bo left off until the close of
April. For underclothing next the skin
he strongly recommended silk, and next
light fleecy flannel. Thick heavy flannel
and every material that absorbed and
held the watery excretions from the skin
were at all times bad. Heavy clothes
were bad and had really no necessary
connection with warmth. For outer
garments in cold weather those that were
light and fleecy were best, and furs were
excellent.
Alter describing the dangers that oc
cur in cold seasons from sudden chan
es of dress, and the flimsy dresses in
which young ladies go in and eut of the
heated ball-rooms during inclement
weather, the lecturer touched on the
ventilation of dress. He criticised se
verely the permanent waterproof which
shuts up the rain that distils from the
body at the same time that it keeps out
the rain which fall trom the clouds—a
distinction with a difference not in fav
or of the wearer of the permanent water
proof. Then he dwelt on the coler ot
dress, contending that the Lancet was
quite right in stating that white olor
was the best even in cold weather, whiie
it was admittedly the beet in the summer
season. The objection to white was, of
course, the readiness with which it show
ed the dirt,an objection which was strict
ly an advantage in a health point of view,
but which would be met practically by
modifying the color to gray. For all
ordinary occasions light gray ought to
take the place of black for outer cover
ings of the body. Black was in fact of
all colors the worst, and these poor la
dies who thought it necessary after be
reavement to immerse themselves for
months in crape were Indeed to be pitied
After the suttee it was almost the sad
dest ot miseries inflicted by society on
the alreadv miserable.
IT is th^ man with the rheumatism
wh is every inch a King.
KISSES by telephone
taste like
boiled china egg on toast.
FIG trees bear fruit in California
FORTY-SIXTII COM GUESS
SENATE, April 5.—A communication
was received from the secretary of war trans
milting letters from the paymaster general
and record auditor showing the necessity of
an Hdditional appropriation nff'itifi000 to meet
udditiimal pay and bounty of soldiers. Scv
cral bills were introduced among tliem one to
authorize the retirement of non commissioned
urmy ottlcers of thirty years service. The bill
was opposed and discussed and went over, and
the Senate resumed consideration of the
hill
ratifying the Ute agreement. Senator Margo
of Alabama said the hill wa* important. In two
ways, it could take but
$4,!00.'00
and would
settle the relations to hereafter exist lie
ween the government and the Indians. Mr.
Dawes made a speec-n in opposition to the bill
at the conclusion of which the Senate went in
to executive session and adjourned.
HOUSE, April 5—Under the call of
States, a number of bill were introduced. At
the conclusion of the call of tt.e States, Mr.
Manning rose to a question of persona! prive
laue. This brought up the alleged iittempt to
bribe Niirinirer in the Donnelly—Wtu-hburn
I'ase. Remarks of much length ensued front
Manning, and Springer, raising a question of
veracity lietween them. Springer assailed
Henry H.Finleyasthe aiithiroftheanonymous
letter offering him $6,000 to vote for f-eating
Donnelly, and charged Donnelly with com
plicity in sending such a letter. Manning
closed the discussion. He defended Donnelly
from the imputations made against him
by Springer, and represented the absurdi
ty of supposing that Donuellv had anything
to do with the sending of the
anonjmous letter. Mr. Weaver moved tosus
pend the bills and adopt resolutions in refer
ence to metallic and paper currency. A de
flate arose, at the conclusion of which the reso
lutions wure defeated, yeas 84, nays 117. Mr.
Townshenil of Illinois, moved to suspend the
otes so as to discharge the committee from
further consideration of the bill placing
printing type, printing paper, and materia!
used in the manufacture of printing paper, on
full list, and put it 011 its passage. The mo
tion was defeated, \eas 112, nays 80, not the
necessary two-thirds in the affirmative. The
House then adjourned.
SENATE. April 6.—The Senate insisted
on its amendment to'the census bill and a
cojnmittee cf conference was appointed. The
resolution to lend U. S flags to the centennial
commissioners at Nashville, passed. The bill
to retire non-commissioned officers after 30
years services was debated by a number of
Senators, and tke morning hour having ex
pired the bill ratifying the Ute agreement
was taken up. and Senator Pendleton advocat
ed the bill. Other Senators joined in the dis
cussion, and alter an executive Beasion the
senate adjourned.
HOUSE, April 6.—Night sessions were
ordered for Wednesday and Thursday of next
week to consider ua\al affairs. Reports ou
various subjects, on the call of the speaker,
were presented. The naval appropriation
bill wa reported and referred to Hie loiiini't
tee of the whole, it appropriates $14 385,797,
The army appropriation bill wns considered.
The bill appropriates $26,425 000. An amend
ment was offered providing lhat contract sur
geons shall not be employed until all commis
sioned surgeons shall be assigned to duty
with trooos. After a long debate, a vote was
attempted on the amendment, but a quorum
not voting the House adjourned.
HOUSE, April 7.—Several bills were
reported and referred. Mr. McCook asked
leave to offer a resolution reciting the alleged
outrage perpetrated upon Johnson Whitta
ker the colored cadet at West Point. Mr. Cox
hoped the resolution would be adopted. Mr.
Aiki*n objected. The House went into com
mittee of the whole, Mr. Springer in the
chair on the army appropriation bill, the pend
ing amendment, that contract 6urgeonssh-'uld
be employed in certain cases was rejected.
Yeas 88, nays 97. Mr. Sparks said he would
demand a vote in the House. An annry pas.
sage ensued between Sparks and Clymer, in
which the former gave the later the lie direo.,.
Great excitement was produced. Afterwards
Sparks explained and withdrew his offensive
words. Mr. Clymer also explained. Amo
tion to censure Sparks was made for
the use of unparliomentary language
and sut sequenlly withdrawn end the House
proceeded with its proper business. Mr.
Sparks offered the following under direction
of the military committee: "No money ap.
propriated in this act is appropriated or shall
be paid for the subsistence, eqnipmeut, trans
portation or compensation of any portic
the army of the United States to be used as
police force to keep the peace at the polls at
any election held within any State Mr. Kiefer
raised the point of order, pending which the
committee rose and the House adjourned
the
second year after being planted.
WARM feet and a moderately oold
body are better than a warm body and
moderately cold feet.
A WELL-KNOWN litterateur and humor
ist modestly says that his chief literary
acquirements are the books he has bor
rowed and never returned.
A MAN named his potatoes Oold
smith Maid," because they were fast
yap"'1"
Jmm
SENATE, April 7.—The Vice President
gave notice of absence, and Mr. Thurman was
chosen to preside. The diplomatic appropri
ation bill was reported back and placed upon
the calendar. Several new bills were intro
duced. The removing the San tee Indians from
Nebraska to the old Ponca reservation came
up. The general Indian policy was dis
cussed, and its many defects pointed out. Sen
ator Beck was opposed to making treaties
with Indians. He thought we would n«jver
have peace with the Indians while their man
agement was under the control of the interi
or department. We must Co two things with
the Iudian, treat him fairly, and punish him
at once whera he does wrong. He feared this
bill was not a good settlement of the Ute ques
tion, and that it would encourage indians to
commit more crimes, finding they are not pun
ished them. I'le v ould vote for the amend
ment. of the Senator from Iowa, Kirk wood
Senator KirkwoM said he was willing to
amend h's amendment so as to provide the
agreement shall not take effect until the guil
ty men are shown to be dead or to have left
the United States. lie thought that a clause
should by inserted, so as to pre lude the men
who committed outrages after the massacre
The Hmendment passed yeas 35, nays 11 Sen
ator D.iwes offered an amendment jirovidin
that the $25,000 set apart by the agreement of
1874 shall be expended in practical individual
education of the youth of the Utes. Senator
Teller, Ingdllsand Allison opposed the amend
ment, thinking the distribution of that fund
should be left, as by the treaty, to the direc
tion of the President. Senator Pendleton i
vocated the amendment. Pending the debate
the Senate adjourned.
SENATE. April 8.—Tho joint resolution
of the House to lend flags to the Good Tem
plars encampment at Chicago in August was
opposed on the ground that government pro
pei ty should not be lent to private organiza
tions. Resolution passed yeas 37, nays 20
communicati n was received from the secre
tary of war recommending appropriations of
$5,0'K) to build a wagon road from Kort Bridge
to Wintah reserva'ion, and $100,000 to build
a military post at or near the junction of Gun
neson and Grand rivers. Referred. Bdls were
introduced. The House joint resolution to
lend artillery, tents etc., to the Soldiers reun
ion at Central Citv, Nebraska, passed. Dis
cussion of the Ute treaty was resumed and oc
cupied the remainder of the session. Ad
journed.
HOUSE, April 8.—A large number of
bills was reported adversely from the com
mittee on war claims and laid on the table
Mr. Reagan reported a resolution
calling on the secretary of war for informa.
lion relative to the ice harbor at Chester, Pa,
Adopted. The House then went into com
mil tee of the whole. Mr. Cox in the chair, up
on the army appropriation bill, the pendin
question being upon Ihe point of order raised
ngainr.tthe amendment prohibiting any of the
appropriation^ being used for the subsistenc
or equipment, transportation or compensation
of any portion of the army to b« u.»ed as a po
lice force to keep the peace at the polls at an
election held within the State. Mr. Kiefer
argued in support of the point of order, con
lending the amendment changed existing the
law without reducing expenditures. The re.
mainder of the session was consumed on
points of order, appeals from the decision of
the chair, and the House ndj turned.
SENATE, April 9.—House bill appro
priating #50 000 for the erection of public
buildings at Paducha, Kentucky, passed. The
bill to repair and extend public buildings at
Cleveland, Ohio, was reported favorably. A
resolution to enquire into losses of revenue by
evasion of the laws was pa«scd. The House
resolution for printing 3,000 copies of the re
port of the commissioner of agriculture for
1879 passed. Mr. Logan submitted a resolu
tion directing the secretary of war to furnish
the Senate with any facts in his possession
reference to threcent mutilation of one
the cadets at West Point. Senator Vorhees
said he was in favor of every possible investi
gation of the administration of West Point
aca lemy. He regarded those who had gradu
ated from that institution with wonder as hav
ing survived a regime of brutality, inhuman
ity and very uncivilized conduct. I have
known for years, he continued, of young
men going there, not colored young men
men but white young men, who have been
driven away by a system of conduct on the
part of aiwkMita tban se disgraceful tint I
tend to lend my aid, humble though it may
be, on all occasions to every kind of investiga
tion, and to swell public opinion as far as I am
able to as-ist in doing It, to humanize and clv
ize, and, if possible, to christianize West
I'oint. That ought, to be done or the institu
tion 6hould be abolished. Whether it Is be
ause they are being educated to war with
their kind or whether it is the fault of the
management 1 do not know. I take no stock
in the thought that this young man cut his
ears off. It is abt-urd and ridiculous
to my mind. It is a part of that system of
outrages that I have kuown committed upon
young men from my own Congressional dis
trict when I was serving in the other hou-c
part of that system that makes a young man
tight for Lis uht to stay there while being
ducated. Senators Bruce and Hoar, spoke In
the same strain. Ttie Ute bill was takeu up
and Senator West addressed the Senate. Sev
eral other Senators spoke upon th-. bill. Sen
ator K'rkwood moved to make the amount to
be yearly paid to Mrs. Meeker. Miss Meeker
and Mrs. Price each (600 instead of $400.
Adopted. Various other amendment* were
Uifgested, some ndopted and others rejected,
and a running debate kept up for some time.
It was finally unanimously agreed that gener
1 debate on the bi:l shout 1 cease on Monday,
and the final vote taken. After an executive
session adjourned till Monday.
HOUSE, April 9.—Mr. De La Matyn,
introduced a bill establishing a temporary
government for Alaska referred. The speak
er called committees for reports of a private
nature. Afterwards the House went into
ommittee of the whole on the private calen
dar. Between 5 Jand 76 bi'ls were reported ad
versely from the comm.ttee on war claims and
laid on the table. The pending bill was that
for the relief of L. Madison Day, of Louisana,
on account of property bought by him from
the government with a defective title. After
debate of two hours and a half a vote was
taken on the bill which resulted yeas 72, nays
22. The point no quorum being raised, the
committee rose and the House adjourned.
How Animals Play and Enjoy Them
selves.
Small birds ohase each other about
in play, but perhaps the conduct of the
crane and the trumpeter is most ex
traordinary. The latter stands on one
leg, hops about in the most eccentric
manner, and throws somersaults. The
Americans call it the mad bird, on ac
count of these singularities. Water
birds, such as ducks and geese, dive
after each other, and clear the surfaoe
of the water with outstretched neck
and flapping wings, throwing abundant
spray around. Deer often engage in
sham battle, or trial of strength, by
twisting their horns together and posh
ing for the mastery.
All animals pretending violence in
their play stop short of exercising it
the dog takes the greatest precaution
not to injure by his bite, and the
orang-outang, in wrestling with hid
keeper, pretends to throw him ans
makes feints of biting him. Some ani
mals carry out in their play the sem
blance ot catching their prey. Young
cats, for instance, leap after every small
and moving object, even to the leaves
strewed by the autumn wind. They
crouch and steal forward, ready for the
spring, the body quivering and the tail
vibrating with emotion they bound
on the moving leaf and again spring
forward to another. Benger saw young
jaguars and cougars playing with round
substances, like kittens. Birds cf the
magpie kind are the anologues of mon
keys, full of mischief, play and mimicry,
There is a story of a tame magpie that
was seen busily employed in a garden
gathering pebbles, and, with much sol
emnity and a studied air, burying them
in a hole made to receive a post. After
dropping each stone it cried "cur ackl"
triumphantly, and set off for another.
On examining the spot a poor toad was
found in the hole, which the magpie
was stoning for his amusement.—Pas
sions of Animals.
The Anrora Borealis.
Herr Esmark, who has spent many
years in surveying the northern lights,
says: "The aurora is never seen dur
ing extreme cold or northerly winds,
but appears when an ordinary Arctic
temperature is raised by southerly and
westerly winds, and is generally fol
lowed by snow. In the southeastern
part of Norway it seems to be especially
caused by southeasterly winds, which
are there very moist and rather warm.
Its appearance is always accompanied
by a falling barometer. In my opinion
the phenomenon is due to the following
causes: When a wind laden with
warmth, moisture and electricity comes
in contact with a body of cold air, the
moisture is converted into snow, the
warmth and electricity are thereby re
leased, and the aurora is the result of
the disturbances. The northern lights
cannot occur in very high latitudes, be
cause the warm, moist air is cooled long
before it reaches them." In this way
Herr Esmark would account for the
splendid appearance of the aurora in
Northern Norway, where the sea winds,
bringing warmth, moisture and elec
tricity from the ocean, are met by oold
land winds from the interior. Messrs.
Lottin, Bravais and Siljerstrom, who
spent a winter at Bosekop, in Asten
(latitude 70 degrees north), saw the
northern lights 160 times in 210 nights,
The determination of the chemical ele
ments involved by means of spectrum
analysis is by no means the least of the
numerous scientific results to be de
rived from Arotic exploration.
A Wooden Watch*
A North Carolina paper, the Abing
don Standard, has the following
"Some time ago Mr. E. A. Johnson, of
Johnson Brothers, jewelers, of this
place, made a plain, open-face, wooden
watch that attracted a great deal of at'
tention, but was subsequently eclipsed
by Mr. Doriot, of Bristol, in a watch
somewhat more elaborate in design,
Not to be outdone, Mr. Johnson put to
work on another watch, and has turned
out a handsome double-case stem-win
der and stem-setter, every piece of
which, save the main and hair springs
and crystal, are of wood and made en
tirely by his own hands. Even the
springs to the cases are made of wood
It keeps splendid time, and is Buffi
ciently strong to be used as a pocket
time-keeper. It is of ordinary size, and
when ornamented, as he expects to, it
will be a handsome tribute to his skill
and ingenuity.
A Long HUL
A tavern-keeper on the San Bruno
road was aroused one night by an an
tiquated old granger, who sat over the
front wheels of an open lumber-wagon,
and who was evidently disturbed about
something.
I say, mister," said the rustic,
scratching his head with the butt of his
whip this here's the road to 'Frisco,
ain't it?
"Certainly but, old man, what have
you done with your hind wheels?'
"Great Scott!" exclaimed the old
party, rubbing his specs and looking
behind him," if I haven't gone and lost
them wheels. That explains the whole
thing, though, stranger seemed like
I'd been going up such an all-fired
long hill I was beginning to think!
had lost the way."—San Francisco
fMUMP
NUMBER 52.
A SAD SONG.
From Frazer'a Magudae.']
Lore onee kissed me,
Unfolded his wings and fled,
Hath friendt-hip mii-scd met
Is faith in all friendship dead?
It a spell could summon
Tbe«e phantoms that come and go,
Of men and women,
Their very selv-s to show,
I might lind (alas me!)
My seeking both niirht and day.
But 1 pass them, they pass me,
And each ou a lonely way.
8oul. art thou friendless,
A loser, sorrowful, weak?
Life is not endless.
Death is not far to seek.
Thou sailest ever,
Each moment, if sad or kind,
Down the great river
It opens, it closes behind
Var buck ihou seest
The mountain tops' faint azure
Below, as thou fleeet,
The ripple, the shadow's erasure.
Why do»t thon, weeping
Stretch forth thine arms in Vafalf
It breaks thy sleeping
O drop into trance again.
In dream thou rnayVt go where
Child s Inland is flowery grass'd
Deep skied—it is nowhere
Save In the Land of the Past.
Time is dying.
The World, too forget their moan:
The sad wind is sighing,
Let murmur, this alone.
BURBRIDGE, THE ACTOR.
An English Detective's Story.
The neatest an about the longest job
I ever was concerned in, was young Mr.
Burbridge's case, and that I did in Lon
don, without any help from the London
police. He was in the theatrical profes
sion a smart young chap, greatly trust
ed by his manager- made a sort ot con
fidential secretary of, and allowed to
keep the accounts and all the cash. No
one checke-1 or counted t'other. One fine
morning he went off with a big sum He
had been to the bank and drawn a check
to pay the weekly wages, but he went off
instead, leaving the treasury empty, and
the whole company whistling for their
'screws." The manager was half mad.
and he come at once to the police. The
chief sent tor me.
"It's a bad business, thoroughly bad,
and we must get him '1 he said.
No idea which way he's gone?" I
asked.
"None that's for you t» find out. So
take up the case at once. Spare no
pains—spend what money you like, only
catch him if you can."
In jobs ot this sort, sir, time goes a
long way, of course. But it ain't evrv
thing. Burbridge had got a good start,
several hours or more, but it was no use
my rushing off after him in a hurry, par
ticularly as I did not know which way to
rush. So I set myself to tlunk a little
before I commenced wrrk The "swag"
stolen w as large The thief would pro
bably try to make tracks out of the coun
try as soon as he could, but which wav?
To Liverpool, perhaps, and by one of the
ocean steamers to the States or to Hull
and so to Swfden and Norway or Lon
don, and so to France and Spam. I sent
one of my mon to the rail way-station to
make inquiries and another to wire to
the police at the ports, and to Scotland
yard to watch the Continental trains
The job I kept to myself was to find
out what I could about ymng Bur
bridges ways—who his friends were, and
how he spent his time. It's the only
way to get a line on a man who's made
off in a hurry and left no clue. So I
made at once for the fellow's room. He
lived in comfortable apartments over a
tobacconist's, and was a good customer
of his landlord, to judge by the numfer
of pipes I saw over the mantlepiece, all
of which were as well colored as a black
and-tan. The rooms were just as he left
them—he might really have been corain?
back in halt an hour, only he didn't quite
intend to. not of his own accord. The
chest of drawers were full ot clothes
there were boots all ready polished brush
and comb on the dressing-table. In the
sitting room the slippers were on the
hearth, acting plays lying on the sofa
and about the floor, a writing-desk, and
papers?
Not a single scrap not a letter, or an
envelope or even an unreceipted bill
He'd made up his mind to bolt, and he'd
removed every thing which might erive
us the smallest notion of which way he'd
gone. It wasjust the same at the thea
tre. He'd had a sort of dressing-rorun
there, which he used as an office, with a
desk in it, and pigeon-holes ani a nest
of drawers. It was all left ship shape
enough. Files of play-bills, of accounts
receipted and not, ledgers, and all that
but not a paper of the kind I looked for
I made a pretty close search, too. I took
every piece of furniture bit by bit, and
turned over every scrap ot stuff with
writing on it, or without. I forced even
lock, and ransacked every hiding place
but I got nothing anywhere for my
pains.
The manager was with me all the time
and he didn't halt like it, I can tell you
Nor more did-1, although I wouldn't for
worlds show that I was vexed. I tried
to keep him up, saying it'd come out all
right—that patience in these things nev
er fa led in the long run and I got him
to talk about the younar chap, to see if
could come upon his habits that way.
"Who were his friends now?'* I asked
"He had none in particular—not in
the company, at least—nor out ot it
either."
"That's queer. None at all—no lady
triend? Wasn't he sweet upon one oY
the other ot your stars? There's Miss
Plantegenct, now and Miss Fortescuc
and Miss
"He couldn't bear the sight of them
that's why I liked him so much. lie was
so quiet and steady no flirting and plul
andering stuck close to his books and
his business
"Never took a holiday, event"'
"Well, now and a^ain he went away
for a few days at a time not tar—to Lon
don only. His mother lived there, he
said, a widowed mother."
"Who wore silk tights, and danced
breakdowns, and played in burlesques,
I said, quietly, as I drew out ot the blot
ting paper a photograph ot a young lady
in a—well, nearly Zulu costume, there
was so little of it a fair-haired little bit
of a thing, with a pretty, rather modest
face, which I telt I should know again
The picture had the photographer's name
on it, and the address, that of a good
street. This was my line, of course.
I made up my mind to follow on to
London at|once. Then on$. of my men
came in to say that Burbridge had been
seen taking a ticket—to Loudon? No
only to SUrivelsby—a long way short of
it. It was some game, I telt curtain. He
might have gone to London and paid ex
cess fair—but I wired to Shrivelsbv and
also to town. No one like him had lec
seen at Shrivelsby he hadn't got there
that was clear. Only one person did
and that wasn't he at least the person
didn answer to his description. It was
only a man in a working-suit—amechan
icon the lookout for work. Nor had he
been wen at Easten but that mm Jtfg
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place, and he might easily have been
missed.
Bo I started for London at once, taking
the photograph and another of Burbridge
with me, whom I had neve? seen in my
life. It is not difficult to hunt out one
who owns a ante de v'gite, particularly
hen the portrait is that of a theatrical.
I found the person who answered fast
enough, directly I went into the photo
grapher s place. There was a likeness ot
her in his "album, in the very same suit,
and her name to it. Miss Jessie Junni
per. I soon found out more, too. Before
ni«ht I knew that she was playing at the
Royal iscius. and t^at she lived in a
street of little villas down Hammersmith
way.
I took lodgings myself in the house
just opposite, and set up a close watch.
In the morumg, early, Miss Jessie came
out, and I followed her to the Under
ground Railway. She took a ticket for
the Temple Station. So did I, and I
tracked her down to the theatre. Rehear
sal of course. Three hours passed before
she came out again. Then a man met
her at the stage door, a very old gentle
man, who leaned on a stick, and seemed
very hump-backed and IMJU'- They went
down the Strand together to Allen's, the
great trunk-maker, and through the
windows I saw them buy a couple of
those big tiunks, baskets covered with
black leather, such as ladies take on their
travels.
"Um," thought I, "she's on the flit."
I was only just in time.
Then they went down to Charing
Cross Station, and so back to Hammer
smith. The old gt-ntleman went into the
house with Miss Junuipei and stayed an
hour or two, and then took his leave.
Next day Miss Juniper d)d not go out.
The boxes arrived, and toward midday
an oldish lady—a middle-aged, poorly
dressed, shabby-genteel iady—called and
stayed several hours. But no Burbridge.
and nobody at all like him. I began to
feel disappointed.
The third day Miss Junniper went out
again to rehearsal the old gentleman met
her as before, and the two drove this
time in a cab to the city. I followed
them to Leadenball Street, where they
went to the office of the White Star Line.
did not go up stairs with them, and
somehow I lost them when tney came
out I ought to have guessed then what
I did not think ot till late that night.
Ot course the old gentleman was Bur
bridge himselt He was an actor, and a
nipper, therefore, at a disguise. He'd
been play-acting all along. He was the
niachinic at Shrivelsby. the shabby-gen
teel old lady, and the old man most ot all.
I won't tell"you how I cursed myself for
not thinking of this sooner. I was al
most too late when I did. My gent had
left the villa (to which they had returned),
and he did not come back next day, Dor
et the day after: and I was nearly wild
with the chance I lost. He'd got the
"office,'" that's what I thought, and I was
up a tree.
But the third day came a telegraph for
the young lady. I saw the b'jy deliver it
and go off, as though there was no an
swer. Then she came out, and I followed
her to the telegraph office. I saw her
message and send it oft. i'd have given
pounds to read it, but I couldn't manage
it: the clerk—it's their duty—wouldn't
let me. I was countered again, and I was
almost beat, and thinking ot writing home
to say so, when I saw in the compartment
Miss Junniper had been writing, her mes
sage. She, wrote it with a hard pencil
which shoxed through. There was the
address as plain as ninepence—no mys
tery or circumlocution—"Burbridge,
King's Head Hotel, Kingston."
I was there the same evening, just be
fore his dinner. I asked if Mr. Burbridge
was there. Sure enough. He wasn't a
bit afraid of being took, I suppose, so far
oft' the line of pursuit so he had stuck to
his own name, and was not even disguis
ed. He gave in without a word. The
tickets were on him, and in his bag up
stairs a lot of tne cash he had stolen
likewise a wardrobe ot clothes—the old
gentleman's suit and all the rest.
Did he enjoy his dinner?
Well, not much. I joined bin*, and
didn't handcuff him but I ate the best
part of it myself, and I think I deseived
it, too.
The Ghost of Alice Greenfield.
The Syracuse Standard gave the fol
lowing story of a haunted house," in
Riohland, Oewego county, N. Y., where
a murder occurred:
Smith is the occupant. The story of
the first appearance of the apparition is
told as follows: One day, not long ago,
Smith's wife made a half dozen mince
pies. They were nice—crust short and
crispy, and the interior raisined and
spiced to that degree of excellence that
Smith remarked as he came home to
supper that he could "eat the hull of
'em at one meal." He ate but three.
That night Smith awoke about 12
o'clock from a deep dream of peace.
The light of the moon, shining feebly
through the window, disclosed to his
vision the ghostly outline of a female
form looking into his bed-room door.
He knew it was the murdered woman,
Mrs. Greenfield, from the torn night
dress and the red mark around her
throat. Smith's hair stood on end as
the ghost slowly raised its arm. It took
one step into the room. With a cry of
horror, he jumped out of the bed and
tried to escape. He couldn't do it. The
ghost grappled with him, and threw
him to the floor, and buffeted him, and
boxed his ears. After about half
an hour's hard fighting, Smith
swooned, and when he came to he found
himself in bed. A mustard plaster of
twenty horse-power lay on his stomach,
while two of ten horse-power made it
hot for his feet. On the stand wa* a
cup of catnip tea, while over him stood
Mrs. Smith with a red stocking around
her sore throat. Mrs. S. remarked:
Smith, if I thought you'd ever eat
three mince pies again, ju6t betore go
ing to bed, I'd never make another
mince pie in my life 1"
THE HIGHEST STRTJCTTTRM N» YTO
WORLD.—The following are the heights
of the highest buildings in the world:
Spires of the Cologne Cavhedral, 524
feet 11 inches cathedral spire at Rouen,
482 feet tower of St. Nicholas, Ham
burg, 473 feet 1 inoh cupola of St.
Peter's, Rome, 469 feet 2 inches cathe
dral Bpire at Strasbourg, 465 et 11
inches pyramid of Cheops, 449 feet 5
inches tower of St. Stephen's, Vienna,
443 feet 10 inches tower of St. Mar
tin's, Landshut, 434 feet 8 inohes
cathedral spire at Freiburg, 410 feet 1
inch cathedral spire, Antwerp, 4(14 feet
10 inches cupola of cathedral, Florence,
890 feet 5 inches (Campanile, 292 feet)
St. Paul's, London, 365 feet 1 inoh
ridge tiles of Cologne Cathedral, 860
feet 3 inches cathedral tower at Madge
burg, 339 feet 11 inches (Campanile,
St. Mark's Square, Venice, 322 feet)
tower of the new Votive Church, Vien
na, 314 feet 11 inches towerof Rathaus,
Berlin* 288 feet 8 inottHb
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