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^rmi-^Vcchln tT tibiuir. RANDALL & BODEEN, Publishers. MORRIS, MINNESOTA. Personal Items, At the ball masque at Cannes mnon orof the Prince of Wales' visit Lady Randolph Churchill "scored all the honors." She was so closely masked and "dominoed" as to defy recognition, while her pure and exquisite French quite dispelled the idea of her being an English woman or an Ameiiean. She knew everybody, yet nobody "spotted" her until the prince eventually succeeed iu unravelling the charming mystery be fore supper. Solon Humphrey's, who is now at the head of the great firm of E. D. Morgan & Co., came from Hartford forty years ago. He began as Morgan's clerk, but eventually became a partner, and is now worth $3,000,000. Ihe ex-governor had but one son, who is dead, but he too loft a son, E. D. Morgan, Jr., who will inherit half a dozen millions. He is a .society man and knows how to use mon ey, and if he should yet see the bottom of his pile he would'not'surprise the correspondent of the Utica Herald. There has been a wedding of in terest to Americans in Yorkshire, England. The bride is a daughter of Wil liam F. Grinnell, the United States con sul at the manufacturing town of Brad ford, and a granddaughter of the late Judge George Grinuell, of Massachu setts, as well as a niece of the Hon. Levi P. Morton, our minister to France. The iiroom, Edward H. Landon, of New York is a young gentleman of high social standing, means, and a lawyer. The cere mony took place in St. Murk's church, which was beautifully decorated with camelias, roses, and plants in bloom and the main entrance effectively wreathed with vines and flewers. Dore received from his Bond street gallery in London something like $60,000 annually. The English liked his pictures and especially his Biblical ones. County curates rejoiced in the gallery as an in expensive and perfectly proper form of amusement combined with instruction. His pictures of London itself are not al ways real: they have a phantom-like quality which is sometimes disagreeable to any one who has lived in the enor« mous capital, but they are tremendous ly impressive. In his sermon last Sunday in Ply mouth Church, Brooklyn, [the Rev. H. W. Beecher labored to show that science is not inconsistent with belief in Christ. He said: "I hail the incoming of new thought. Science is bringing us to-day into a realm of religious and spiritual life, such as the world has never seen before. Young men, don't believe all that you read in the infidel books, ami don't believe all that you read in the minister's sermons either. The men that diffuse evolutionary doctrines may be foolish as the men who rail at them and attempt to put them down." The recent sale on some of the late Edwin Forrest's effects in Philadelphia recalls a singular circumstance concern ing his estate. Pending the divorce pro ceedings between him and his wife he deeded his property in equal shares to his three sisters. Soon one ofthe sisters died, and her share reverted to the other two and to Edwin. Then the second sister died, and her share, with what had been left her by the first sister, came to the third sister and to Edwin. Finally the remaining sister died, and Edwin Forrest, being the sole heir, again be ram e possessed of all the estate he had deeded awav. A New York correspondent of the Chicago Tribune says: "I have heard why Mr. Connery left the Herald, ol which he has been managing editor for many years. A man whom he suspend ed for some error swore vengeance, and in pursuit of vengeance he praised him in every paper he could get access to eulogised him systematically praised his ability, his tact, his genius, his f^cholarship told how Counerv had shaped the policy of the Herald, had given tone to it, had organized its great feats of journalism how Connery direct ed the editorial writers how Connery wasindispensible to the Herald. Every thing the Herald did he, with fiendish malignity, attributed to Connery—leav ing Bennett quite out in the cold. 'It took a year,' lie tells me, 'but at the end of that time I saw his head drop in the ba ket.' Probably there is not a subor dinate writer en the New York press who couid not be ruined by praise." Good Advice to Southerners. A young workman of Columbus,] Ga., recently sent Senator Brown a pair of shoes of his own making, and received the following note of thanks: "Please ctocept my sincere thanks for the pres ent which you sent me of a pair of gaiters, I suppose they are called, made with your own hands. You state that you are seventeen years of age and that they are made by yourself. I trust that fhis speaks well for your future. If many thousands of the youths of the :outhern country would engage in use ful pursuits of that and like character, insie of passing a great deal of their time in idleness as some do, the country would be in better condition. Always recollect that all labor that is useful is noiiorable. In whatever position a young man is placed, if he has health, i»e has it in his power, by h's labor, to make himself useful and respected and delight to see the young men of Geor gia laying aside all false pride on this subject and going to work manfully to make a good living and make themselves useful citizens. I trust you may become dist'iinguished in your trade, or pro fession, and may not only make your self useful to others, but that vou may be eminently successful in building up your own fortune." Funny Fancied. "Yes"' said one Portland lady to an other recently, "my husband sold out his store some time ago." "Then he's out of business now?"' "Oh, no, he's in some kind of business manufacturing, I guess I heard him say he was putting up margins for pork the other day.". "Lend me five dollars I left my pocket book at home," said E. M. Sawyers to T. J. Meyers, the latter being a man of means. "But you are always forgetting vour pocketbook, Sawyers," replied Meyers. "Well, I mightjustaa well for get it there is never anything in it," re torted Sawyers, candidly. His excellency—"You have brothers?" Captain—"One, your ^excellency." [His excellency—"It's curious. I was talk ing with your sister, and she said she had two brothers. How is that?" Up to the present time the ground hog is the most successful weather proph et of the year. The goose-bone ranks second, and it is nip and tuck between Wiggins and Vennor and the muskrat for third place.—Norristown Herald. Gigantic Americans in Europe. The Rev. Phillip Brooks. D. D., rector of Trinity church, Boston, is a man of gi gantic appearance, weighing more than 300 pounds. Last summer, he and two other clergymen about his own size and weight, traveling in Europe, stopped at a bathing establishment where bathing suits are provided for those who wish to enjoy the luxury of the bath. Dr. Brooks first presented himself to the as tonished bath proprietor, who said it would be impossible to fie him with a suit, and asked him where he came from i,yDr. I:roots replied: "Oh. I am from «©1f America. This is the kind of men we Americans are." The next clergvman „then presented himself, with ei'milar .1^, 4questioning and answer. Then to the great astonishment of the bath man, the *•.' third enormous brother stepped up and s KITTY'S PRAYERS. Sweet little darling runs into mv rooui. Red lips parted and cheeks aglow Fresh and rare as tho apple-bloom, Brighter far than the rose below. "Oh, sister come and seel" she cries, As she smooths from her brow the tangled lairs, While wonder sperks through her viole eyes— "My little kitty is saying her prayers!" "Come and look thro' the nursery doorl We won't frighten her where she lies, In the streak ol sunlight on the tloor, Foldiug her white paws over her eyes. "I wonder," treading with li^ht foot fall And daiutly lilting tlie trock she wears, As she trots before me Hcross the hall, "1 wtttfekc ii God hears kitty's prayers?" —St. Nicholas. SF00PENDYKE. Rehearsing for Private Theatricals. "Now, my dear," said Mr. Spoopandyke, opening the book and assuming the correct dramatic scowl. "Now, my dear, we'll re hearse our parts for Specklewottb's theatri cals. I'm to be Hamlet and you are to be queen, and we want this thiug to go off about right. The hardest part wc have to play together is where I accuse you of pois ouing my father, and we'd better try that un til we get it perfect. I'll commence: "Now, mother, what's the iuatterV "Well, 1 was thinking whether I had bet ter wear my black silk or my maroon suit," returned Mrs. Spoopendyke, sticking her finger into her mouth reflectively "Do queens wear—" "Will you be kind enough to tell me what pack of cards you got that idea of a queen from?" demanded Mr. Spoopendyke, tiling his wife's eye with a glare. "Do you sup pose that queen seat for Hamlet to get his opinion abo at bargains in dry goods? When I say that you must say, "Hamlet, thou has thy father mupb of fended!" "Oh, I understand," pleaded Mrs. Spoop endyke. "I thought you ashed me what I was thinking about. I didn't know you had commenced to play, Try it again." "Well you be refill this ime," recom mended Mr. Spoopjndyke, in a tone of sol emn warning. "This is a play, this is. Think you know the diff.*reace b«twee:i a play and a bankrupt sile? Know the dis tinction between a play and a millinery shop opening? Now, I'll begin again and you trv to do it decently g' "Now, mother, what's the matter?" "There's nothing the matter now," re plied Mrs. Spoopendyke, straightening up and preparing to be queen as soon as her turn came. "Go on, dear. I understand it not." "Say it, can't ye!' thunderod Mr. Spoop endyke. "Haven't ye studied this business? Don't ye know your dod gast-ed part?" "What shall I say, dear?'' asked Mrs. Spoopendyke, looking at her husband with a dazed expression. "Say!" roared Mr. Spoopendyke. "Sing a hymn! If you don't know your part, get off a psalm! Didu't I tell vou what to say? Look here," and Mr. Spoopendyke lowered his voice to the intense pitch. "Have you ever read this play? Have you conceived any kind of a notion of what it's all about?" "Why. yes," faltered Mrs. Spoopendyke, "You come in and stab Mr. Specklewottle behind the ears and I scre tm. Isn't that right, dear?" "Hear her!" moaned Mr. Spoopendyke, frothing at the mouth. "Stab Specklewot tle behind the ears! That's all right now you scream! Stream, why don't yeul You know so much about your measley part, why don't you play it?" "We-e e e!" squealed Mrs. Spoopedyke, faithfully following instructions. "I knew I could do it right as soon as you showed me how. Will that do?" "Oh. that was queenly!" .snorted Mr. Spoopendyke flopping into a chair and re garding his wife with rolling eyes. "Just do that again! Four of those dramatic ef forts will make this play the greatest of modern entertainments! Do it once morel" "It hurts ciy throat," complained Mrs. Spoopendyke. "Can't we make it do with one scream, dear?" "Mrs. Spoopendyke," said her husband with unnatural calmness, "there's been some mistake made in this thing. You should have been cast for Ophelia. That was the part intended for you." "I would just as soon play it," mur mured Mrs. Spoopendyke, who failed to see the drift oi* her husband's remark. '•What does he do?" "He was an idiot from his birth and af terward went crazy," explained Mr. Spoop endyke. "That was the part for you." •'Then I'd rather be queen," retorted Mrs. Spoopendyke, bridling a little. "Now, dear, let's commence all over and I'll do it right this time." "You can't do it worse.* growled Mr. Spoopendyke. "I'll try it once more, just to see what, kind of foolishness you can work off. "Now, mother, what's the matter?' "We-e»e-e-e," giggled Mrs. Spoopendyke, satisfied that she was perfect this time. "Hamlet, oh, Hamlet! we-e-e e-el" "Turn It off!" yelled Mr. Spoopendyke, springing from hia chair and capering around the room as though a Bnake had bit ten him. "Be quick and break off the end, What's the matter?" "We-e-e-e-e!" squealed Mrs. Spoopendyke profoundly impressed with the idea that the play was still going on, and that she had at last mastered the intricacies of her part. "What's the matter with you anyway?" howled Mr. Spoopendyke, slamming the book across tbe room and dancing up to his wife. "We-e-e-e-el" continued Mrs. Spoopen. dyke, flattered with her success and glancing admiringly at her husband. "My dear, you are just splendid as Hamlet. You should have been an actor." "Will ye e?er shut up,"gaspedMr. fod flpplandoft Mr. Bpoopendyke Spoop endyke, madder than ever to think his wrath was mistaken for acting. "Who ever told ye to yell like that? Don't ye know anything at all scarcely? Think Hamlet's a lunatic asylum? Got some kind of a no tion that the queen's a fog horn? Where'd ye get your idea of this thing, anyway." "I did just as you told me, dear," argued Mrs. Spoopendyke, completely taken aback by her husband's criticism. "Yon said I wai to scream wfien you asked me what the matter was. Didn't 1 do it right?" "Oh, that was right!", howled Mr. Spoop endyke. •'You struck the key bole of high art both times) With that yell and your knowledge of the text all you want now is a fire and a tree list to be a dod gasted ttieater with a restaurant attachment! The first time a show comes around this way I'm go. ing to fit you out with a hair trunk and a pair of hoofs and start you for a menagerie! Such talent as that can'c be wasted on any cheap Shakespeare plays while I've got the money and influence to get you a job in the legitimate circus!" and Mr. Spoopendyke kicked the book through the window, peeled himself like a potato and dove into bed with a flop lifce a whale. "1 don't care," murmured Mrs. Spoopen, dyke, cutting some paper into little squares to'paste over her Montagues," "I don't think they would let me wear my lace bonnet as a queen, anyway, and if I don't play I can sit in the audience with it on, and that's a great deal better than being a queen and squealing like a pig every time any one asks me what is the matter. I'd go around and get Mrs. Specklewottle to be qneen but she owes me a call, and I'm afraid they'll have to get along with Mr. Specklewottle and Hamlet," and having disposed of the theatrieals to her satisfaction, Mrs. Spoop endyke rustled into bed and dreamed all night that he was playing somewhere iu her best dress, while Mrs. Specklewottle sat in the audience with a new hat and dress masterly manner in which be stabbed Mr Specklewottle "behind the ears." Foreign Personals. The young Infanta of Spain has two wet nurses, who relieve each other in their arduous duties. Thoy are magni ficent young women, who were selected by the Cardinal Primate of Spain, or rather received his recommendation for their exemplary conduct. They are clad in ruby-colored velvet embroidered with silver, ami wear costly white lace veils. The new municipality of London be gins its existence with a population of 4,704,312, of which 3,814,581 are in the inner ring or London proper, with an annual income of £11,431,120 and a net debt of £13,437,940. It I AS only a litt'e larger debt than Philadelphia, with more than five times the population, and more than a third of its total income is expended in making and maintaining roads and in scavenge ring and watering them. The Cimbria has auother victim. A pensioner at llouyed Asylum, iu Buda Pesth, fell dead when the news of the disaster was communicated to him. In his pocket was found a letter from his son announcing that he was about to sail for the United States on board of that vessel. The old man's death was sadder than it first appeared, for the son was detained by pecuniary difficulties and did not sail on the Cimbria. Alexander 111 is determined that the Nihilists shall fight for his life before thoy take it. His military suits forms almost a battalion in itself, consisting as it does of 34S persons, among whom fig ure 11* members of the Imperial family, 8 Dukes of Leuchtenberk, 2 Princes of Olenburg, 1 Prince of Saxe-Altenburg, 1 Prince of Hohenloke-Waldenbursrj I Persian Prince, 1 Mingrelian Prince, 1 Sultan Dshinghi-Khan, 8 Princes with the predicate of "Serene Highness," 28 Polices, 44 Counts, 24 barons and 222 noblemen, according to nationality 248 Russians, 65 Germans, 11 Finlandevs. 10 Pruaians, 7 Poles, 2 Greeks, 2 Rouma nians, 1 Ar nenian (Count Loris Melik off), and one Tartar (Dshinghis-Ktian). It is said that Gustavo Dore many years ago, while on a tour to Switzer land happened to lose his passport. Arriv ing at Lucerne, he asked to be allowed to speak to the mayor, to whom he gave his name. "You say that you are M. Gustave Dore." rep'.ied the mayor, "and I believe you but he added, producing a pencil and piece of paper, "you can easily prove it." Dore looked around him and saw some woman stealing potatoes in the street. With a few touches he re produced the scene, au putting his name to the sketch, gave it to the mayor. "Your passport is perfectly in order," remarked the official, "but you must al low me to keep it as a souvenir, and to offer vou in return one in the ordinary form.1' The late Lord Cardigan believed tha all thewworld was an army, and every thing therein was regulated by military precedence. One Sunday at Deene, after the usual service, he sent for the local clergyman, and said to him: "I wish to tell you hat, in my opinion, the singing ofthe children to-day in church was dis graceful.' The clergyman replied with due humility, that he was sorry to differ from his lordship, but that he could not agree with him. "I repeat, sir," said Lord Cardigan, "that the singing was disgraceful!" "And I," said the clergy ma!1, "regret to repeat that I cannot agree with you." "I tell you, sir," re peated Lord Cardigan, thai the singing was infamcus! I have been au inspector general lor five years, and I suppose I ought to know something about it." Mr. Henry M. Stanley seemed doomed to disappointment in his campaign on the Congo, for it is now announced that M. de Brazza has not yet returned thither. True, the French gunboat Sagittaire is now on its way to the re gion, but the French explorer, who took passage on it, became frightened at the prospect of being butchered to make a Starlev's holiday, and scuttled back to the French shore in a rowboat. Inter est ing developments may yet be report ed, however, Mr. Stanley rniy destroy the gunboat for de Brazza's sake. If he dues he will have a life-long enemy in King Makoko, lor tbe vessel is freighted from stem to stern with pretty presents from the courtly Frenchman to the dusky monarch. Wagner's wife, says Margery De&ne, is a woman of the Sarah Bernhardt type, though in every way larger, and remind ed much by a certain magnetism she possesses of that actress. She looks a little like a Jewess, and is a woman who pays the greatest attention to her toi lets, which are of the most costly de scription. She writes very cleverly, and has a remarkable mind, giying her bus band valuable assistance in Ins work. She is a head taller than her husband. Tiie "daughter of Wagner," who is soon to be married to an Italian count, is Miss von Bulow, Hans von Buiow's second daughter, and a very lovely girl. Wag ner has only one child of his own, the boy Siegfried. All the others are the children of Bulow, who came to Wag ner with their mother. Miscellaneous Matter. General Meigs, the architect of the Pension office at Washington, has bonglit a large number of Bessemer rails to use in building instead of constructional iron, owing to the less cost and greater strength at present quotations. The value of the wood used as fuel for domestic purposes during 1880 was $306, 960,040 the quantity so consumed, 140, 537,439 cords and the number of per sons who used it, 32,575,074. The amount burned by steamboats, railroads, in manufactories "and mining operations was 5,240,098 cords, valued at $15,012,333 In addition to this, 74,008,972 bushels of charcoal wefe consumed, valued at $5,266,736. Jay Gould's yacht will be quite aesthet ic in its appointments throughout. One state room will be decorated iu blue and gold, another in ebony, and others in variegated hues. The finest of fabrics ftnd tapestries and the most magnificent upholstering will be used in the interior furnishing. Under each state room a porcelain bath Itub is so arranged that ablutions may be performed in hot or cold salt water without leaving the room, the descent being made through a trap. This floating palace cost $150,000. The credit of "iifrenting''' the news paper belongs not to the English or the Americans, but to the Chinese. 700 yeari before the first English newspaper appeared, a newspaper was published in Pekin, and it is stdl in existance. It appears in three editions daily. The first edition is called Rising-Pau (Busi ness Sheet), the second is devoted to official news, the third is called Titani Pau (County Sheet). All three are edi ted by six members of the Hon-Lin academy of sciences appointed and sal ried by the Chinese state, and the num ber of copies printed daily is between 13,000 and 14,000. A lawsuit in St. Louis incidentally fur nishes proof that some American wine is genuine. The defendant is sued for $30,000 damages, because, as the ein- ?0,000of tot tfap iloye a vineyard company he spoiled bottles of wine by .failing to take proper care of it from the time it was mere grape juice until it became cham pagne. At a Chinese theater in San Francisco the other night the curtain was rung down after a performance lasting only eleven and a half hours, the regulation time being twelve hours. This curtail ment of their enjoyment so incensed the audience that a riot ensued, and the police had to be called in to eject the disturbers. President Porter of Yale college, main tain# thtf "it* increased attention given to athletics by the students there has been accompanied by a steady improve ment of their morals and manners, and continual raising of the standard of scholarship in the college." X)r. How ard Crosby, on the contrary, condemns college boating and similar sorts of'ath letics" as damaging, every way. The "doctors disagree." Rhode Island can be proud of its re form school. There are 150 boys there who have largo liberty. There are no »lts on the doors or bars on tho win dows, or high fences or walls. Also, there are no attempts at escaping, no leather straps, and no hqys standing on tacks. In fact, the school appears to have a better class of pupils than the public schools of the city of Newport. There, some of the children are so awfully wicke 1 that the school commit tee has abolished tho giving of recesses for tear these had children would spoil the lest, poor dears. Seventeen hundred mules employed by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company in connection with mining operations toil under ground daily. At many of tho mines the mules do not see the light of day for a yenr at a time, and very often a mule spends ton years of his life under ground. The effect of daylight upon mules that have een so long in darkness is blinding. In many instances this blindness is per manent, the shock of sudden light being to great for tke eyes but it is the gener al rule that the mule staggers round in blindness for a few days, alwavs, how ever, finding his way to the feeding bin, and taking true aim with his heels. At the end ofthe week eyesight returns, he brays with all the vigor of lung for which his kind is celebrated, elevating his tail at! au aecoiniiuniinont. KRAO. THE HUMAN MONKEY A Bo-Called Missing Link on Exhi bition in London. A. H. Keane, iu Nature. Through the courtesy of M. Farini, 1 have had a private interview with this curious little waif, which he is now ex hibiting at the Royal Aquarium, West minster, and for which he claims the distinction of being the long sought-for "missing link" between man and tbe anthropoid apes. Krao certainly pre sents some abnormal peculiarities, but they are scarcely of a sufficiently pro nounced type to justify the claim. She is, in fact, a distinctly human child, ap parently about 7 years old, endowed with an average share of intelligence, and possessing the faculty of articulate speech. Since her arrival about ten weeks ago in London, she has acquired several English words, w hichfshe uses intelligently, and not| merely parrot fashion, as has been stated. Thus, on my suddenly producing my watch at the interview, she was attracted by the glit ter, and cried out "c'ock, c'ock"—that is, clock, clock. This showed considerable powers of generalization ac companied by a somewhat defective ar ticulation, and it appears that her phon etic system does not embrace the liquids 1 and r. But in this and other respects her education is progressing favorably, and she has already so far adapted her self to civilized ways, that the mere threat to be sent back to her own peo ple is always sufficient to suppress any symptoms oi' unruly conduct. Physically, Krao presents several pe culiar features. The head and low foie liead are covered down to the bushy eye brows with the deep black, lank and lusterless hair, characteristic ofthe Mon golian races. The whole* body is also overgrown with a far less dense coating of soft, black hair about a quarter af an inch long, but nowhere close enough to conceal the color of the skin, which may be described as of a dark olive-brown shade. The nose is extremely short and low, with excessively broad nostrils, merging in the full, pouched cheeks, into which she appears to have the habit of stuffing her food, monkev-fash ion. Like those of the anthropoids, her feet are also prehensile, and the hands so flexible that they bend quite back over the wrists. The thumb also doubles completely back, and ofthe four fingers, all the top joints bend at pleasure inde pendently inward. Proguasthism seems to be very slightly developed, and the beautiful round black eyes are very large and perfectly horizontal. Hence the^ expression is on the whole far from unpleasing, and not nearly so ape-like as that of many Negritos, and especially of the Javanese "Ardi," figured by me in Nature, Vol. XXIII, p. 500. But it should be mentioned that when in a pet Krao's lips are said to protrude so far as to give her "quite a chimpanzee look." Apart from her histery one might feel disprsed to regard this specimen mere ly as! a i 'sport,'1, or lusus nature, pos sessed rathef of a patholigical than of a strictly anthropol ogical interest. Certainly isolated cases of hairy persons, aud even of hairy fam lies, are not unknown to science. Sev eral were figured in a recent number of tbe Berlin Zeitschrift fur Ethnologie, and, I rememeber, the Crawford (Jour nal of an Embassy to Ava') speak of a hairy family resident for two or three generations at the Burmese capital. The family reported to have come originally from the interior of the Lao country an I in the same region we are now told that little Krao and her parents also hairy people, were found last year by the well known eastern explorer Mr. Carl Rock. Soon after their capture the fatlier appears to have died of chol era, while the mother was detained at Bangkok by the Siamese government, so that Krorlone could be brought to Eng land. But before his death a photograph of his father was taken by Mr. Rock, who describes him as "completely cov ered with a thick hairy coat, exactlt like that of the antbronoid apes." General Grant's Narrow Escape. From the Washington Oosrespondeuce of Boston Traveler. Qeneral Grant, in a recent conversa tion, said: "The darkest day of my life was tbe day I heard of Lincoln's assas sination. I did not know what it meant. Here was the rebellion put down in the field and starting up again in the gut ters we bad fought it as war, now we had to fight it as assassination. Lincoln was killed on the evening of the 14tb ol April. I was busy getting orders t- stop recruiting, the purchase of supplies, and to muster out the army. Lincoln had promised to go to the theatsr, md wanted me to go with him. While I was with the president a note came from Mrs. Grant saying that she must leave Washington that night. She wanted to go to Bur lington to see her children. Some inci dent of a trifling nature had made her resolve to leave that evening. I was glad to have it so, as I did not want to go to the theater. So I made ray excuses to Lincoln, and at the proper hour we started for the train. As we were driv ing along Pennsylvania avenue a horse man drove past us on a gallop, and back again around our carriage, looking into it. Mrs. Grant, said: 'There is the man who eat, near us at Ii.ncri today, with some other men and tried to overhear our conversation. He was so rude that we left the dining-room. Hera he is now riding after us.' I thought it was only curiosity, but learned afterward that the horseman was Booth. It seems that I was to have been attacked, and Mrs. Grant's sudden resolve to leave changed the plau. A few days after, 1 received an anonymous letter from a man, saying that be had been detailed to kill me. that be rode on mv train as far as Havre de Grace, and, as the car was locked, he failed to get in. He thanked God that he had failed. I re member that the conductor had locked our car, but how true the letter was I cannot say. I learned of the assassina tion as I was passing through Philadel phia. I turned around, took a special train, and came on to Washington. It was the gloomiest day of my life." The tariff question was knocked under the table in the French chamber of deputies while Minister Ferry and all hands saved the republic by refraining from quarreling OVfT ••rifln. FARMEMC0LUMN. Farming Items. •The reports of the co mmissioner ofag riculture are printed for the public ben efit, but they can only be procured through a representative in congress. By applying to your representative you can procure a copy 1882 report is not yet printed. It is said that farmers of De Witt County, 111. as well as in many other parts of the west, will have to depend on old corn for seed (the germs in 1 mt year's crop having been ueneiall v des troyed), and tbe price of it, according to the Chicago Tribune, "will range from $2 to $3 per bushel." When a calf is weaned from the cow it should always be fed with warm milk and sweet, and the stomach cannot adapt itself to the change from warm to cold food or from sweet to sour nnlk. If tho milk is warmed to 90 degrees and given in moderate quantity the change of food can be made safely in nearly all cases. Care should be taken not to permit the calf to swallow the milk too fast. The Rev. A. Rung, Perrysburg, N. Y., tells the Chicago Inter-Ocean that he wants no better recipe for corning meat than the following, which has stood with him the test of twenty years: For 100 pounds beef take eight pounds salt, two quarts molasses, one-fourth pound soda, the same of saltpetre. Put into water enough to cover the meat. Heat until it needs skimming or nearly boils, skim, put upon meat hot and let. it remain. In the spring or summer scald, or make new brine, sav in June. This pickle makes beef tender and just right for drying. For hams and shoulders put on cold. Let animal ?at be put of meat. The director of the New Yor£ agricul tural experiment station says the power in corn kernel to regennininate after drying enables us to plant more shallow than is sometimes required for the se curing of permanent moisture to the seed in tbe spring. While some corn seed have the power to push up through eight inches of heavy day soil, yet our results last season showed a uuicker veg etation, aud, we imagined, a better stand from seed planted one-fourth of an inch deep than deeper. Hence it seems quite reasonable that the com pacting of a fine soil about the seed should be of more importance than merely the depth of planting. Domestic Recipes. FIG LAYER CAKE.—For the cake—One CUD sugar, three even tablespoonfuls of butter (not heaped), one egg, and the yolks of two, two-thirds cup ol milk, two cups flower, one teaspoonful soda, two of creaui tartar bake in three layers. Fig paste—One cup sugar, one-fourth cup water, boil till thick beat the white of one egg to a stiff froth chop eight figs very fine, take the sugar from the stove, cool five minutes, add the white of an egg, beat five minutes and add the figs. Spread the paste on top and sides of the cake. TURNIPS.—Wash, peel, cut in thin slices across the grain, and place in a ket tle with as little water as possible: boil from half to three-quarters of an Jhour, or until you can easily pierce them with a fork drain well season with salt, pep per and butter mash fine, and place on the stove, stirring frequently until water is all dried out. Turnips are better when cooked quickly. They may be steamed and the water poured through a cloth, then mashed. MILK BREAD.—1The preparation for milk bread is quite diflerent to that of other bread it is not kneaded, aud in deed, is as little in the bands as possi ble. To make it: Boil and cool one pint of milk, add to this one tablespoonful |of butter or drippings, one teaspoonful of 6alt, one tablespoonful of sugar, one-half a cup of potato yeast, five or six cups of flour mix with a knife without knea'd ing rise and shape into loaves, rise again in the pans, and bake forty minutes. SALT CODFISH WITH EGOS.—Pick in small pieces the salt fish freshen with cold water, changing the water two or three times. Put it in a saucepan with half a cup of boiling water and a piece of butter the size of an egg, and a little Cayenne, and a round of onion chopped finely. Stir smoothly one tablespoonful of corn starch in a little miik, add a cupful of milK to the corn starch, pour it over the fish, aud stir constantly until the butter melts and the whole is well cooked. Break two or three eggs in it. When cooked serve hot. The Golden Foot. During a recent visit to my native county of Washington, Fenn.# after an absence of more than twenty years, the first thing to strike my attention was the greatly increased fertility of the soil dur ing the interval, indicated by the nu merous haystacks and big corn-fodder Been from the car window. When my native hills were reached, land that was perfectly familiar to me until I was twenty-two years of age was equally per plexing upon close examination. Fields that thirty years ago were too poor to Cushelscultivating ay for are not good for fifty of corn and one and a half tons of hay per acre, without an application of any fertilizer, and the sheep did it! I have heard through correspondence and otherwise of the increasing fertility of the hilly country which constitutes tbe famous sheep-walfts but behold the liali was not told, and I would scarce have believed it if it had been, told me and I was nuprepared for what I saw. Early Cabbage Sprouts op Greens. The method of keeping cabbages dur ing winter by laying them down and covering the heads with earth, is effect ive and easy. It has the disadvantage that the stumps, being exposed to the weather, are killed. ^.Tany will regard this as a small lose, but those who are fond of cabbage greens will regret it. It is one of the advantages of keeping cab bages in trenches *hero tliev are set up right, that the slumps corr.r out sound tlie spring. Where late cabbages are marketed from the field, the heads are cut ofT and the stems left. Some gather up a quantity of these and keep them over winter in a pit or trench as roots are kept. In early spring, as soon as tbe frost is etit, the stalks are set about a foot apart, placing them down into the soil for about half tneir length. Sprouts will soon start from the buds at the up per part, and are cut for use when they are about two inches long, or while they are yet tender. After the first cutting other buds wiil start and each stump will afford several cuttings. Since the intro duction of kale, or German greens, 6r sprouts, cabbage greens are not grown as formerly.—American Agriculturist. Ordering Treea. It is best to send in the orders for trees before the spring opens, as they will receive more prompt attention thau those of late spring, when work is press ing. Should the trees freeze on the wav, the package may be put in a cool roo'm or under straw-to thaw gradually A mistake is often made in selecting large trees. A two-year-old tree will come in to bearing about as soon after setting as one three or four years old besides being much more sure to live. The larger the tree the more the roots are injured in transplanting it is also easier to bring a young tree into good form by early pruning, Other things being equal, buy of the nearest nursery man. We advise caution in dealing with unknown tree peddlers, who tell wonder fuly things of varieties exclusively their own. Some excellent nurseries send out agents, and when they are author ized and responsible, it is safe to buy of them. Most of tho leading nursery men publish catalogues of varieties it is well to send for some of these and com pare the prices, etc. Study well the needs ofthe family market, soil, climate, etc., and order early.—American Agriculturist Health and Home Topics. A German physician treats typhoid fever by putting tho patient into a bath warmed to the temperature of his body, and then gradually cooling it down to00, or 40 degrees. The effect of this appli cation is said to be magical in the im mediate amelioration of the fever. This treatment is applied successfully^n the German army. In the current number of tbe Medical and Surgical Reporter, Dr. C. L. Dana gives u record of experiments which dis prove the current notions that raw oys ters digest themselves, that they are al ways more digestible than the oked, and that fermented liquors dissolve or dige.-t them. He found that the oyster's large liver cannot even digest itself, much less the rest of the oyster that half a dozen oysters roasted in a shell, or sim ply boiled, will be digested nearly if not quite, as rapidly as ihe same number raw, although a larger sknv, with butter, milk, etc., of course takes a longer time and that oysters grow hard in ale or beer, instead of dissolving. A medical journal cites instances where milk that has stood a short time in the presence of persons sick with typhoid fever, or been handled by par ties before fully recovering from the small pox, spread these diseases as ef fectually as if the persons themselves had been present. Scarlatina, measles and other contagions diseases have been spread in the same way. The Scientific American, a very relia ble paper, gives the following recipe a« a sure cure for coriH. As the remedy i«j very simple, if any of our readers are afflicted with corns it would probably be well for them to give it a trial: Take one forth cup of strong vinegar: crumble into it sjme bread. Let it stand half an hour, or until it softens into a good poul tice. Then apply on retiring at night. Iij the morning the soreness will be gone, and the corn can be picked out. If the corn is a very obstinate one, if may require two or more applications to effect a cure. A gentleman of West Newton is con. fident that he knows a certain cure for rheumatism. A few years ago he was severely afflicted by the di 'ease, which affected his whole system, and fi nally settled in the sciatic nerve. He suffered intensely, often being deprived of sleep. He tried many jemedies with out avail, till finally a physician pre scribed gum guiaccuui and sulphur mixed in equal purls, to be taken in small doses three times a day. He found that one dose was all that he could bear, and took it at night. At the end of ten days he was entirely relieved of his rheumatism. He has since had touches of the complaint, but the above remedy always proves efficacious. He thinks lie has recommended it to at least two hundred sufferers from rheum atism, and in every case it affected a cure except one, and in that instance the! person continued the use of intox icating drinks yet he was benefited. A plenty of exercise in the open air should accompany the use of the prescription. You need no medicine for au ordinary case of chilblains. Simply heat it as a blacksmith heats a burned finger to take the fire out. Let the sufferer take off hi? boot and hold his foot, with the sock on, as near the fire as he can stand the heat if it gets too hot, withdraw it and put i! near the fire again as soon as he can Heat it ill this way lor five or ten inin utes, keeping it as hot as the pain wil! permit, without blistering. He can thcr go to work and will have no more trouble that day. A second application may bf necessary the next day, but one or twe applications will complete the cure. In place of any known preparation sold under the name of "baby powder," use some fine starch. Put a few lumps in cup and pour over it enough cold water tc dissolve it. After yon are sure it is dis solved let it stand until the starch has ab settled and the water is clear theu turr the water off. Let the starch dry. and then powder it and put it in a softmuslii. bag, through which it will sift out. Thi^ is very healing and answers admirably any purpose the powder is supposed te do.—Xew York Post. Notable People. One of the noteworthy features of President Arthur's last reception was the presence of Dr. Mary Walker, who so closely identified herself with the re ceiving party, and stood in line so long, that many strangers thought this queer looking little gentleman was a part ofthe pageant. Upon making her adieus, the slender doctor, tail hat in hand, put one1 foot behind her and made a mo^t elabor ate woman's courtesy, Gen. Bradley Johnson, the ex-Con federate, in pleading a cause in a Balti more court Monday said: "When a judgment has been obtained in a United States court and an execution issued to the Marshal to be levied on property in the possession of the Trustee, no State court or Chancellor can stop the execu tion of the process by injunctions. You have heard of thunderbolts, but you never saw such a thunderbolt as would descend ifsut-h an attempt were made to arrest the arm oi a United States court stretched out under the authority ofthe constitution of ihe United States." Robert A. Packer, the son of the late Judge Asa Packer, whose death lias just been announced, was twice married. It is said that his attention was first at tracted to the young lady who became his first wife by the ex ellent bread, which she made, and which he tasted at he*- father's table when making a cas ual call. Oscar Wilde, according to a pri vate letter from London, gave to his mother half of bis money he made in America, It is understood he explained that lie would have had moro to divide but for a little purchased experience on the eve of his Failing from New York. Mr. Blaine told me yesterday of a fact that had escaped public notice, namely, that he has not seen the house or sen ate in session since he retired from the cabinet, and he does not intend to ever go upon the floor of either house again. What his idea is 1 do not know and can not guess. As he always has a good reason for everything he does, he no doubt has one in this instance. Ex-senators ana members do not cut a reputable figure about the capitol. They are generally retained as lobbyists by corporations or individuals who have interests before congress, and the belief among green horns is that they have influence among their old associates.—Washington Let ter. Gen. Sherman tells "Gath" about his early days in Lancaster, O. He said that his mother had only $200 income when her husband died, and eleven children on her hands, and that Thomas Ewing, sr., having experienced some kindness from Sherman's father— "though" said General Sherman, "my father did not begin to have the ability of Ewing"—t-lie latter told Mrs. Sher mau he wanted to bring up one of the boys as bis own. She was loth to lose any one of them, but Ewing insisted and thought of taking two others, re spectively. "But," said the General, with a grunt of laughter, "they said I was tke smartest and he must take me." The Astor estate, in New York city, was long a unit, but at last it reached a division. The brothers, however, are on friendly terms, and their offices are side by side. John Jacob, whose health i9 feeble, has placed his real estate in the hands of his son, Waldorf, now our min ister to Rome. It ii said that when the division was made a map of the entire estate was prepared for the purpose, through which a dividing line was drawn, and the choice was made by lot. John Jacob obtained tbe Astor House, which alone is worth nearly two millions. Each of these brothers has abQUt three thousand houses on his rent roll. Charles D. Pollard, an old and highly e« teeme». resident of the town of Leroy, Mow er \),, died very suddenly. He took a large dose of laudanum to prpdijee sleep aud it THE WAY OF LIFE, Tbe warrior frowned and pressed his ples giay: "Enough,* he cried, tem "away with lore— away!" A boy from play by fondest kiss beguiled, "Mother, I'll love thee ever!" spake tbe child. A maiden gazed into the night sky wide— "Oh, I will love him when he comes!" she sighed. These three moved on along tbe wav of life A fair face lured the soldier from bis strife. Upon a tomb was carved the sweet child's name, The lover to the maiden never came. March Century. WHO WON. Ting-a-ling-ling! goes the school-bell, and bat and ball are tossed in their re spective placesj the bat on the ground and the ball in Tim Carnahan's pocket, and with'whoop and jostle the rosy pant ing crowd make ttieir way into the small school-house of Maple Grove—that is all with one exception naughty Percy Smith remains out in the yard, seated on a stone of rather large dimensions, whistling and whittling a stick, his bright black eyes glowirg in sullen anger. "Charles Clark, go and tell Percy that I say for him to come in at once." Belle Garland issues this order calm ly, and in firm tones,but her cheeks flame, and her timid heart flutters in spite of all her effort to appear calm: for siie realizes the struggle before her—the struggle that began some time back, and now promises to reach a climax. The grinning urchin returns a few minutes and reports to Miss Belle: "He says he-don't have to." A titter luns over the school, and the red dies out of the teacher's face, leav ing it white an 1 sad. "Very well, we tdiall s e. He must obey me,"or leave the tchoo ./ And then the afternoon work begins. By-and-by Percy deigns to come in, and walks pompously to his feat, takes it with a rude thump, and throws a mocking, defiant glance upon his com rades for Percy is the squire's son, and the bully of the school. "Percy," sain his teacher, quietly but firmly, "you cannot come here and dis obey me either take your books and go borne, or quietly submit to my orders." But Percy remains stubbornly in his seat, strumming lightly on the desk, with his fingers, his cool, daring, hand some eyes regarding her in contempt uous amusement. Perceiving the uselessness of trying to deal with her incorrigible pupil, as soon as school i dismissed she turns her steps in the direction of the home of 'Squire Smith, whj is one of the directors, and the one who insists on his own way. "Percy carne bv his domineeringspirit honestly," Miss Garland thinks, as she walks slowly and sadly on her disagree able errand. But Percy luis reached home in ad vance, and the 'squire is not in tbe most of accommodating of moods when she is announced. "Keep my boy out of school? No, ma'am! No, indeed! We hired you to teach our school, and we expect you to govern it also. If you are not capable, better resign. We can get another teacher c•jsy enough," brusquely, heart lessly. "But how can I control such large boys as Percy, when the/ set their hea_ds in defiance of my rules? How can I, with out the assistance of the directors, to see that my orders are enforced?'' "I ain't a-teacher,'and don't want to be bothered about it. I think you'd bet ter give it up you're too young, and not calculated to deal with our boys, it ap pears." "Not alone—no sir. But you will please sign me a receipt for the^ money due me." Out in to the dark dreary twilight she passes, a dull pain in her heart, and in dignant tears iu her eyes for the cruel treatment she has received. Somebody opens tbe gate for her: it is Percy himself and looking him full in the eyes, she exclaims impetuously "I suppose you are satisfied now! You have won. Will tbe knowledge of my defeat make you any happier, and the thought of the* little sister and wid owed mother, who have only this"—ex tending her receipt—"between them and want, make vou sleep sounder and sweeter?" And she is gone. With a shame-facec, hanging head Percy remains beside the open gate a moment, quite motionless this is a differ ent view from his first idea of getting the teacher turned off. "Poor little girl! It is too bad. I have acted like a coward—but I didn't think. I ought to have thought, for I'm the old est by two months only I was never poor. I don't see what can be done now." Pondering long and deeply, a sudden light irradicates his countenance, and he hurries into the house, and donning a warm suit, he harnesses his father's fastest horse to the buggy and drives swiftly away. s The rain beats in blinding sheets on the window panes of Widow Garland's tiny cottage, and Belle, sitting by the small fire, clasps her bands in her lap despairingly. Her mother raises her sad, quiet eves an instant, and says: "Better keep on with your sewing eveu at 8 cents a piece, it is better than starvation." "Yes, but it makes my side ache to ew so steadily. Oh, mother, I cannot forget that man's injustice!" A knock at the door. It is only the postman with a letter, which Belle takes in surprise, noticing the strange cbirog raf hv. "Why, what is this? Why, mother, it's an offer from Prof. Strong of a posi tion in his school, and the salary is $500! Oh, mother, am 1 dreaming?" It was no dream, and Belle Garland is a year in her pleasant position ere sho learns whose influence obtaiued for her the situation, "None other than your naughty old pupil, Percy Smith," explains Prof. Strong, smiling at her astonished face. "He is my nephew, and pleaded your cause so nobly that I could but give you a trial, and I am more than satis fied. Percy is now in college, mak ing fine progress, and thoroughlyasham edof his old mischievous tricks." Three years later a fine looking, dark eyed young man calls upon Belle and humbly asks her forgiveness. "I forsave von lnnti nan." she save, with a bright blush, for it*Is hard to rec oncile this handsome courteous stranger with her old pupil and though I suf fered at first, my reward was great." "I not only want forgiveness," a little later he pleads, "but something warmer. I think loved you from tbe first, but never luiiy realized it until you rendered me so ashamed of mvself by those few indignant words at tbe gate. I have a beautiful home, a good opening in my profession, and if you could like me a little, Belle, you will make me very happy." And Prof. Strong had to engage a new assistant. "I thought so." he said, with a alv twinkle in his eye. "I am no bad for tune-teller, and read the signs excellent ly. But may you be very happy." And Percy won, after all, as he is fond of declaring. Change In Funeral Ueremonies. The Hartford clergymen, with little distinction of sect, believe that people are getting tired of extemporaneous and and unconsidered prayers at funerala which are half petition, half exhortation, complimentary notices of the brother in the coffin." They propose hereafter to use the burial service of the Episcopal church, and to omit the funoral sermon which often "depictsstingy men as phil anthropists, tyrants as lovely ornaments of Chr stian homes and graceless scamps as the embodiment of all that is lovely and good report." They might omit the preaching of such discourses and get "leave to print"—as congressmen do their undelivered eulogies in the Rec Of4r ^Numismatics. An interesting Talk About I Old Cotes and Their Value. New York Correspondence Chicago Tribune. I think there is only one numisinaticfan in this country at present. I refer to Gaston Feuardent, of Lafayette Place, this city, who is so skilled in knowledge of coins, in classical archaeology and in antiquarian lore of all sorts that others are scarcely to be mentioned in compar ison. He is descended from a long line of archaeologists, and has made antique remains, ruins and statutes the study of his life. He is pretty well known now as the Nemesis of Di Cesnola, whose amorphous Cypriote collection Feuardent is trying to have classified at its proper value. I met Mr. Feuardent yesterday, and casually asked a few questions about coins. "The highest priced modern coin be said, "is tne United States silver dollar of J804. There are, I believe, only two in existence, and these change hands at the rate of about $1,000 apiece. A few vears ago some officer of the mint found ihe old die of this rare dollar and struck off some sixty of them. He was found out, and the dollars were destroyed and t..e die broke. A five-Bovereign gold piece of King Charles I. recently sold in England Jor $1,000. but that was a fancy price and hardly to be maintained. "In London 000 has been paid for a rare copper coin of the Roman Emper or Geta. 1, myself, sold to Louis Napo leon the most valuable coin in the world. When I first heard ot this I was at din ner with some gentlemen in London. One of them told about a ragged stroller who bad that day offered to sell to him a splendid gold coin from Central Asia nearlv as large as tbe palm of his hand. He sent him off *aa a mountebank and swindler, The description of the coin fired my imagination in a way that all collectors will undeistand. 1 hastily excused myself, called a cab and went out in the suburbs, to a wretched quar er wh±re 1 knew these Indian traders w ere wont to cougregate. I searched some hours before 1 found the man from Bok hara, and got him out of his squalid bed. We went into a room Jalone, and there removing his outer clothing, the tawny man drew from his arm-pit a sweaty ba?, and from the bag be brought forth the inoBt magnificent coin I had ever seen. It was obviously a genuine an tique, stamped by King Eucratides of India, one of the successors ef Alexan der the Great. I was much excited, but strove to appear cool. On the obverse was an engraved head of the king, on the reverse a fine relief of Castor and Pollux. It bore date about 185 B. C. He said the coin had at first been found by seven men, but they got into a dead ly feud over it, and five were slain. He and a friend were the only survivors. He put an extravagant price on it, but 1 refused to pav it". At last I offered him £1,000—andabout $5,000—and gave him only ten minutes to consider the proposition. After th .t I told him I should take off $100 each minute from mv ofler. Before the ten minutes was up the coin was mine. I carried it to France and showed it to the emperor Napoleon. He offered me 16,000 for it, and I accepted it as a command that so rare a treasure should never leave France. It may be seen in Paris among the antique trophies, honored by being placed in a case all by itself beneath the eye of the sentinel. It is the finest coin iii the world." "When were the first coins struck?-'' "About eight hundred years before Christ, the Lvdia. Before that time the commerce of "the world was done whol ly by barter—exchanging one thing for another .Tne Egyptians never had any coins till those great kings came, after the death of Alexander. They used rings for money. These are the oldest Egypt ian money found. The oldest money was somewhat like—why, this is it." M. Feuardent led the way to a case where some hundreds of coins were dis plaved. The oldest money looked like a bnck-sliot that bad been flattened against a stone wall. On one side was a slight dedression, where the meta) had received the daub of s piece of iron while hot. A century or two later came the art of eugraving coins, v. nich rose to a high point under the Roman republic. "Is it true," I asked, "that the older a coin is the rarer it is?" "It is not only not true, but it is al most the reverse of the truth. Some of the oldest coins in the world are very common. Remember that the earth vva« the bank of the ancients. When ever they wanted to be sure of keeping money tbev secretly bid it in the ground. The general of an encamped Roman army buried his treasure along came Goths and swept them away, and the money was lost, to be recovered by some curious or accidentaldelver hundreds or thou sands of years later. Remember .too, that not only the nations coined, butjthe cities and towns, and that they coined not once or twice, but constantly at short intervals. The Emperor Marius reigned only three days, but his coius are still common. Copper coins of Con stantine the Great were found not many years ago buried in a huge heap in Ger many. 'There was a pile as high as a man—cords of them, I suppose—and thev are now so common that copper and receive any rent-, profits, annuities, gifts, legacies, donations or bequests of any kind whatsoever for the use afore said, so, neverthelsss, that the yearly value of the premises do not exceed the sum of six thousand pounds sterling. Tlie News of an Hour. Strange that women are not more ex tensively employed as news gatherers for tbe press! "Why," said Fogg, "Mrs. F. went out visiting t'other day, and notwithstanding that she had been gone less than an hour, when she catne home she was fairly overflowing with new and recondite information. Our next door neighbor ou one side had gone into bankruptcy and his creditors were rais ing a terrible bother about it our neigh bor on t'other side had been treating his family in a most shameful manner, and everybody was talking about it: a wedding 'was on tbe carpet across tne way, notwithstanding nobody could see v^Kat he ever could see in her to fall in love with two persons bad been carried out of the world just below us, and three in securing the most menial service be cause she was, in tne atrocious language of the Malthusian world, "incumbered", with her little bov. Without iuformint her husband, who strongly disliked children to be about him, Mrs. Hopkins a lopted the cook's child and treated him, so far as the circumstances permitted her. as her own. One day, as Mark Hopkins ,'returned to dinner, and when just opposite his pal ace, he heard Timothy called by his own family name. He summoned the boy and said: "How did you come by that name?" The answer was: "The.boys I play with gave it to me." After a mo ment's reflection, the millionaiie re joined "Beits*. See that you never disgrace it." From that time forth Tim othy became the son of the family. His real "mother was pensioned, married again^ has a second brood around her, and lives contented on a fine farm near Sacramento. A few weeks ago the son who clung to her knees in the kitchen ol the Hopkins palace, married ^with gre.it splendor, the adopted daughter of hia benefactress, a high born damsel, who with him, will one day inherit one ofthe colossal fortunes of America. The way Mark Hopkins contrived to get his mil lions matches the romance of Monte Cristo. The way tbe cook's son ^became the heir presumptive of regal opulence is one of the examples of how fact some times eclipses fiction. The Irish National league condemns UM presence of "eaves-dropping" police at meetings. Governor Bate, of Tennessee, recest mends the appointment of a competent colored man as assistant superintendent of public instruction for the state, his duties to be confined to the colored race Mr. Rudolph Audrowski, one of the old pioneer settlers of Mankato, died at Lis home Wednesday morning, aged seventy. Ave years.