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j L JL JLjI J i VOLIE XXI. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, JUNE 14, 1882. NUMBER 13. KEOiEANIKQS, Newton, Alaj build a cotton fac tory, j TheoaJ cropme parts of Geor gia averages luihcls to tlio acre. The new cualouso at Nashville is ready for occiif. in Berlin, La., recently. It in bronze medal two and three-fourth inches in di ameter, ami weighing five and a half ounces. It was struck to commemorate the evacuation of Boston by the British on the 17th day of March, 1770, and wan voted to General Washington by Con grcm. The medal in much rusted, but ted on both hMch, is very plain Near Uixhiirg, Va., three brothers n med I'.anton were at work in a field when a black snake of enormous size completely enwrapped one of them, lick ing the boy's face until ho was uncon scious. When discovered by the other brothers the snako was foaming at the mouth, and maintained liii hold until cut to pieces. The boy was so frightened that he became speechless, and it was several days beforo he could regain the use of his tongue. TOI'ICS OP THE PAT. Eastern capjs will build a large the figure of" Washington, finely execu- colton-eced oil at Chester, b. C. Virginia coilntcs making arrnng mcnts to ship i potatoes to England. Lagrange, Qia, is to have- a large cotton factory, In tome par' fcHiuth Carolina the barley yield isy bushels to the acre. Little KocVrk., cannot pay her gas bills, and fas company has phut off the light, j A packngoStokes county, N. C, tobacco receiMd for fii5 per hun dred pounds. Alamance nty,'N. C, has two cot ton factories operation and live iD course of cortction. A crate c'lorida peaches sold in New York iivciity-fivc cents apiece. The six bred tea plants set out by Commissiotif-e Due at Entei prise, Fla., arc dojfinely. Florida wjxperiment in the grow ing of cinch trees, from the bark of which quinJs made. A fruit fng cstnblUhnient on a large scale (be started at Greensbor o South Carol. Vieksbnigirls have orennized a band of "si sweepers." This is the latest South craze. Greater parations than ever will be mado thisar to develop the gold and copper mi of Meckleulcrg county. North Carta. Many fijvalnut trees in South Car olina sell $-10 apiece, t.ie purchase ers rescrvi the right to remove them when thcyocse. The Kirjoud, Vs., alms-house con tains fev: men who a few years ago were woj from half a million to a million drs each. Jackfoille, Fla., has just first convion under the new liibiting i intermarriage f whites and poisoned by food beiupt Cooked in dirty blacks. !e culprit was fined $50. pans. Besides, even if food is not made poisonous, it is spoilod by not uoingeiean- Flentyif illegal votes are cast in jy p,0 Very pai'ticnlar about Clarke city, Ga. The grand jury of this. It is a good plan to havo a jar of that con? has just returned indict soda in some haudy placo, wlioro you V . 101 ,i,, r,f can, wboncver you wash up, tako a bit mcnts a nst 121 persons for that of nm1'put iu tho ntcr. It is very cleans- fense. I iiifr, and both crockery and tins washed . Scverlabama farmers report .V.ne in hot water with a Lit ofsoda in will . i , i .,,, be suro to bIiuio and be sweet. All tins damago cotton by cut worms, a means 1)Q polished onco a woek Xwitt-li- of damp heretofore unknown ; and C11 towels require good management. It thev rctrt that it has had a very ses w a very nasty habit to bo careless about rious effl on some fields. lion to Manage a Kitchen. "A clean kitchen makesa clean house," is a saving which bus a great deal of truth in it. As all tho food of tho fami y has to be prepnred in tho kitchen, and as most working people havo to take tlieir meals and sit in the kitchen in deed, as tho ouo day-room lias to b parlor, kitchen, and all to many honest families it ought to bo clean mid ne.it, or it will not bo comfortable and healthy. First of all, tho window and tho fire place must bo clean and bright. No room is cheerful with a dirty tiro-place. Every morning tho room must be care fully swept, and any hearth-rug, mat, or pieco of carpet must be taken out of doors and beat daily. Tho hearth must bo cleaned every day, and tho stove brushed, tho firo-irons rubbed with a leather once a week at least, the gruto must bo Mack-headed, and tho fender and irons thoroughly polished, and all well scoured dowu twice a week. Cup boards want great caro to keep them freo from dust, cool and neat. Supposing there aro two cupboards, ono on eucli side of tho fire-plaeo, it is well to keep ono for stores, as groceries, eto., and one for crockery. Everything should bo clean that is put iu the cupboards, and there should bo a place for every differ ent thing, so that if you wanted anything, even iu the dark, you could lay your hand upon it. Bo suro, wucthtjr yon keep tlio lids bright or not, to keep tlio insido of every pan or pot used in cook insr so clean that it is perfectly dry and made its Bwcct- 11 you ncKloct llis 'ou may 1,0 1,10 . causo of poisoning yourself and your t law pro l0USCUOia. Many fumilics havo been Within the year the mines of Arizona Territory havo paid nearly $1,000,000 in dividends. Dkn.vis Kearney pops up again, but not as a politician. Ho has drawn 8,000 iu a lottery. A man who buys a glass of boor in Iowa on Sunday renders himself liable to a fino of from $1 to 5. Livery stublo mon in tlio East nay tho extension of the tolepliono from vil lage to village is injuring tlieir business. Wendell Piiilmfs lias declined, and Govor&or Long has accepted tho invita tion to deliver the oration July 4 at Bos ton. " A monument costing 10,000, and a fountain 815,000, are to bo erected to tlio memory of Lincoln, iu Liucolu Park, Chicago. AoconoiNa to a local paper a man died in Minnesota from what was "prouoneed to bo leprosy by physicians, of the most hideous appearance." Ciiahlks Rhadk is writing a series of i.hort stories which will appear simul taneously in England, the United States, Canada, and Australia. The Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has issued a proclamation warning drug gists to desist from tho pructico of Sell ing liquor " by the drink." Tut! Toledo Made says that tho troublo with Mrs. Christ iancy aroso from tho fact that she wanted to bo a sister to too many uico young men. Trices at tho prominent summer re sorts will bo from tweuty-fivo to fifty per eeut. higher than they wero last year. Second grado people will have to stay at home. Trns Arizona Star declares that by the aid of artesian wells tho desert lands of Arizona can be mado tho most produc tive wheat growing districts in the country. Captain Howoatb is still is seolusion and everything seems to be all right Whether the authorities at Washington are anxious to capture him does not ap pear, but perhaps they are not or we should hear more about it than wo do. Thb poriod of three years required by law beforo a statue can be erected iu a public placo in honor of a deceasod per son is injuring its cud in tho caso of William Cullou Bryant, so Contral Turk, Xew York, will soon have a now niouu-niont. CnAitLES Hwt died in Now Tork of apoplexy, at a drinking saloon, a fow days ago. lie was well known iu Bos ton, Washington, aud Now York as tho unacknowledged son of Daniel Webster, and has held several important Federal offices. The London World say s: "It is an open secrot iu the Irish party that Far- mill dare not go to Ireland, and that iu Loudon, when not in the House, ho is iu virtual hiding." Mr. Paruell's crimo is that ho favors a peaceful settle incut o! tho troubles iu Ireland. Wiikn a lady culled upon Mrs. Secre tary Kirk wood tho other day she found Unit lady ironing, Hence, wholecolumns of praiso and flattery. ITad it been some woman whoso husband had a sal ary of $'25 per week., sho would havo received tho cold cut forever after. It seems that Walt Whitman has written a book "Loaves of Grass"' that is too dirty to bo published. We knew that Walt was old, and thougl also that ho was clean, but after all it don't do to havo too good on opinion ol a man. Walt has erred, and that is hu man. Tns Texas Legislature has showered a public blessing on the morality of that State by taxing all persons soiling the Police Qazete, Police Newt and simi lar illustrated journals $500 per annum, in each couuty where such papers aro sold. That is simply equal to prohibit ing their salo. Cnrlong History. When George Washington, who, though only twenty-five, had won re noun by his gallantry under Braddock, visited New York, he was the guost ol Beverly Bobinson, a young Virginian, who had como hither a few years pre viously and married an heiress. The lultor (Jane l'hillipae) ownod a manor on tlio wost side of the Hudson twenty miles in extent. Tliis, howevor, was but half of tho paternal estate. On tho past sido of the river was a similar tract belonging to the other sister Mary rhillipso. Tho lost mentioned tract continued the 1'hillipso manor house, which is at present the City Hall or. Yonkers. Mary rhillipso was at tho time above mentioned, living with her sister, aud was rondcrod, by wealth and personal attractions, ono of the leading toasts of tho day. Ueport says that Washington offered his hand to tho leiress, hut was refused, as sho did not euro to bury herself on a Virginia planta tion. Another s'litor, Capt. Morris, of the British army, was nioro successful, aud haviig won an opulent brido, ho immediately constructed a mansion suit able, to ins now portion as lord ot tlio manor. Yonkers was too fur from tlio city, and hence ho selected tho present mte. Carpenters were brought from England and the building was erected m a slow and solid manlier, its date ot completion being 1700. Tho lord of tho manor lived liere in grand stylo until tho revolution, however, broke up their establishment. When Washington was expelled from New York ho passed several days in thin vicinity, during which the Morris lio.ise was headquar ters. His old flame bad taken refugo with soino Torv fumilies in tho vicinity and her husband (now a Colouel) was in Tho Now York Rcportor. A reporter's lifo is not a happy ono. He is tho slavo of duty at all hours of tho duy and night. To-day ho is hero, to-morrow thero. On Monday ho may be among thieves and murderers, on Tuesday among politicians and states men, aud on Wednesday among ladies and gentlemen. Ho may bo evon aniolig all threo on the samo day. I remember a cold, raw morning in February when I had to get up long before daylight and make a breakfast out of Oliver Hitch cork's coffee and cakes and run for a train. That aftornoon I found myself on board of a largo European steamer, which had stranded high and dry on tho New Jersey sands. 1 shared tho cap tain's dinner while tho waves camo dash ing against tho vessel's sido with a foreo that threatened to mako us food for sea worms at any moment. I camo back wet and weary that uitfht, but there was no rest for mo yet. To Delmonico's I must go, as soon as I could change my clothing, and partako of a great banquet. Such is the lifo of a newspaper reporter. Ho knows not at any time whero ho will take his next meal, llo often is sent from a wedding to a funeral, or from a ball iu the Academy to a murder at the Fivo Points. Like an annyou the march, ho must always havo his baggage pre pared, for at ilvo minutes' notice ho may : 1)0 sent several hundred miles where ! skirt-collars aud handkerchiefs aro un known. Ho may bo sent to scour tho bay for missing Jersey shanties, or Long Island woods for mysteriously disappear ing personages. Not only must tho rcportor bo ablo to tell an interesting story, but ho must also, if ho wants to earn his salt, havo a knowledge of the world aud possess that tact and discretion which comes of such HUMORS OF THE DAT. tho British army. After the war both ; knowledge. Young men fresh from some To snow their respect for Darwin, a Si-eakiso of tho vast strides mado in number of students belonging to the Moscow University havo resolved low-oar a band of crape around their arm for twelve months. TnE Czar of Russia thinks that by in augurating reforms that he can get things in shape for his coronation iu about a year. Iu what abject terror such a ruler must live. The kersburg, Ga., Index-Appeal says thoest and largest f ruil crop ever grown iGeorgia will be ready for the market! a few weeks. In tl seven counties around Griffin, Ga., lfdistillorieswill bo running this summ The peach crop in the same sectiofwill be immense. A ly-Keniusoi vnuiiuii'i " made, small fire engine, three feet high and cmplete in every way. It raises stean in a minuto and throws a tiny streiti of water nerly twenty feet. Ccoanut growing is becoming an im poiant industy in Florida. They grow toperfection, and promise to add great lyto the wealth of the State. A Jackson, Ga., man has discovered tint his stock will feed as readily on towels. Tea things and glass should bo wiped with a thin, coarso towel kept for that purpose. If you havo a plate-rack over the Bink, plates should bo washed in hot water, rinsed in cold, and put to drain in the rack; but. if you havo no rack you must wipo the plates; keep a good dish-cloth to wash them with, mid a good coarso towel to dry them with, and uso your dish-cloth and your dish Uiwol for nothing elso. ' It is "thought that cork trees can bo successfully raised in every Southern State. Of soino specimens planted in Georgia many aro now thick enough for use. A NArrnA locomotive is about to bo tested on tho New York, Lako Erie and Western llailroad. It is an immense saving iu fuel, provided it works all right. t An ENnusn surgeou says tho timo is coming wheu a man's stomach can bo repaired and replaced without difficulty. It will simply keep him homo part of tho timo. vatiou in Constantinople. harvest a big crop, of the long de spised herbage. The outlook for a peanut crop in vari ous parts of Virginia and North Caroli na, is very discouracinc. Cotton and Br cding-off". Horns. Tlio qucBtionof " brccdhig-ofT " the horns of native cattle is receiving at tention, and thero aro many who claim that it " can bo done." Horns on neat cattlo aro a relio of barbarism, so-to speak . They are not only a useless an- 1 1... .-.alfivnlv nliiept.iollflble. peu.uiK". - T ' . '.". ;;,. TTv,n VTT.T.An thn millionaire Pros Not only uo oauio uo ouu uiuwu ".".,, in a yard or Btablo. but they have many jj01lt 0f tho Northern Facifio Railroad, a time, by their horns, caused the death w onco Washington correspondent of of, or disabled, other animals, lim u tl0 cllic.lg0 2V6Me,but lator, degener ated and fell in with momed people. Guiteau starts on his trip to the next world just four days beforo the Fourth of July aud 302 doys after tho commis sion of tho crime that placed the Nation t'to railway world, tho Hai wau Age gives tho following interesting statistics : Wo believo it is safii to iy tlnvt tlmro aro at li r.ct tin-cm liuiMltid siul Hfty lim, cuvorniK, M l iimdirato ctimnto, a total of twenty-tiye tln-.UHiind miles, Umu wlii'-U work is now m progress or in proposed to bo commenced dur ing tlio present ytar. Missorui is iu a truly pitiablo coiidi lion. Rather than hunt Frank James down and punish him according to law Tor tlio crimes ho has committed., a great leal of red tape aud an unconditional pardon seem to bo preferred. What would bo tho moral of an unoouditioual ptudon to Frank James ? TiiEhomotorworking gills in London, I railed Garfield Houso, at tho formal opening at which a fortnight ago Mm-i-t-T Lowell presided, contains thirty nine bed-rooms, a dining-room, a sitting room, and a library, and each occupant will pay for her accommodation from aixty-tivo emits to ono dollar a week. Tnn press generally is circulating tho report that Chicago girls would rather ami went to England, vhere Mary Morris died in 1820 at tho ago of four score, j She always felt a deep interest in Wash- I iueton. and havinir lived to see her I former lover become tho chief captain of the age, sho survived him twenty years, but never mentioned his mimo without admiration and almost emotion. Perhaps, liko Maud Muller, sho sometimes said to herself, "It might havo been." After tho revolution tl.o entire manor was confiscated and the Morris property was sold. Beforo this took place, how ever, Washington visited tho placo in company with some of his Cabinet, and a grand dinner was served by tho tenant They wore deeply iiitrest'd in tho as sociations of that fearful sceno whero ono disaster after another awaited tho patriotic army. 'Die Morris estate after ward had several owuers, and was at last purchased in 1810 by Stephen Jumel, a retired French merchant, the price paid being 810,000. Ho e.ied in a few years, leaving his wife Bi;le owner, and this woman has given ho placo a notoriety far greater thau Ita previous record. Madame Jumel wa, fascinating and beautiful in early lif&, but in later years bIio displayed many tagarres, and as her years were prolonged to ninety they were marked by miiiy of tho weakness of old age. Hhe auA her husband had lived several years u Paris, where they gathered many curiosities which still adorn tho ancient mansion. Visiting tho place recently, I passed through an ancient gate and followed tho oad, which leads from the turnpike, till I reached tho portico which, as has been remarked, has a g-'aud prospect. On cutrauoe ono is struck with tlio breadth and dignity of the lull, which is rich in inland college, who como to New York newspaper offices under tho impression that reporting is something that they san do if they cannot do anything else, ftro quickly undeceived. One half of tho lews which is printed in tho local col umns every morning is obtained from people who do not care to furnish it, and who havo to bo "ruu down" very often with as much skill as tho most cunning of foxes. And for all this tho reporter is paid but littlo moro than tho average mechanic. It may Biirprixo some of you to learn that he gotsovon that much, but he docs if ho i good for ajiytbiug. That good ones cet no moro is mainly duo to tho fact that thero aro so many bad ones competing with them. Yet with nil tho drawbacks of long and irregular hours, inadequate remun eration and "assignments" that aro often uncongenial, thero is a charm about a reporter's lifo which all who havo ever been members of the profession must ac knowledge. There isa romiuico con nected with it which does not entirely : dio out of even tho older members who now keep to it because they have been 1 spoilt for anything elso. Mlio now genera tion of metropolitan reporters, vluel ilillor niimidnmhlv from thn old. is kept to its wink probably moro by this flavor of tho adventurous than any thing else. Tho Bohemian spirit of poetry and beer has almost died out and tlio ranks aro i recruited from a class which has less I tho literary and moro of tho "bo up and doing" spirit about it. They wan nn I active life and they find it hero. As they j grow older, however, they becomo more l ktruiulit iu their desires and thero aro i ronseuuciitlv constant (bopiiiiiRs out. Either tliey work their way into tlio eai- relies, both of furniture and art. Among j loriul chairs or they go into soino other .. . . i i. ;i i,iOB o Tvi.ttv iit.t o doc than a man. Tub Hu tan has roinsca to permit " i . , , . , , . Hel ew exiles from Russia to make set- one Chicago g.r has taken tho .rouble leme'it in Palestine. Two hundred to write a letter for publication aeknowl- ... .. . , ,l.riir tho soft impeachment. There Jewish families are on tho verge of star- ul; uib uw m h on ne'onle are mortally afraid of cattlo with lermuda grass as on hay, as is preparing J,orIlgi but pass by the " mules witn- ( e- out fear, in tueir wuu mw ... rinmlv must be sometlung wrong tho Chicago man's breath elso dogs noses aro a mighty sight cleaner there than they aro here. Guiteau's act ono year ago interfered tlio latter is a fine portrait of Madamo Jumel with her family, and also a picture of Aaron Burr, who beeamo her second husband. Other works of art adorn its walls, combining tho past and tho present in a very interesting msuncr. Hew York Letter. Staving Off a Hun. Tn times of severe panic peoplo have been known to refuse Bank of England notes and prefer local notes. In coun try districts of Scotland tlio old onc- pouuu notes wero greatly preierrea to sovereigns. It is said that wheu there was a ruu upon the Bunk of England in 1705 the device was resortou to or pay ing tho country people in shillings and sixpences, une aeuio muiicni-nim uim prolcssion or imsmess ana inerr places ure filled by now-comers, who, nowadays re generally graduates of the lending Colleges. So then, hero is Tn tlio truthful rc mrtor Win vit iirintn lull ituat he ouyhter; An cxitiuple sultlimo Of tlm Uit n ol his 1 1 in. Ucorge C. Clement- Tlio Modern Cnucns. An need citizen who was one of tho ! early settlers, was seen coming out on to . .. f 1 ..t - n.l...M A the Bldewalic m iroin oi a iiiiiuo nut fnnr undoubted need ot tneir norn, u.n ,i,.m.0iiitil. there are no ferocious am- mals to attack them. Nature appears to i,n Ininr gradually and unaided that whioh a littlo artificial help would accel erate, as comparison octweon mu biuuuu- with tho usual Fourth of July celcbra- p.tod all tlieir premises profusely, and lion nis act this year, wo are pleased many dapper gen tlemou were deterred tosy,wi,,havo a tendency to ad,l to tho hiliarity of tho occasion. Vo do w i im tuonB ftwl ulirUil8oning m.t. make merry over tho prospective , . u -.. i10ok obtained a I event of tho assassin's untimely death- atti VtavA anflitrswl uVPrr1v from the -Li ir,nir horns of the Texas steor, aud tne Buors oai ui indicates. It is suggested that horns may be bred-off by searing them when the calves are young. Everybody kuows that dogs and cats havo been bred with out toils, yet analogy might signify nothing, as sheep, whose tails are cut close when they are lambs, oontinuo, after many generations, to raise lambs whose tails, in turn, would be long, if they wero not cut. But a family of A.M.i,in cntllfi bred in Scotland, originally had their ears clipped from year to year to uouawj uwm.ni..r. y. . l 1 u lm Wn cold. The Rome, Ga.,-Courier says the best evidence that the couth presents the bcBt field for cotton manufacture is in the fact that Southern mills run profitably on full time while Northern mills have to curtail tlieir production. Reports from the overflowed territory In Louisiana differ widely. In some places benefits are reported and crops are jdoing well. From others the reports are ust the reverse. The cut-worms in some parts is doing extensive damage. The increase in cotton spinning in the South is indicated by the statistics of 1 - - ! .- n.i m r ' ucurgm, juuuaniH, lenncssee, missis Bippi, Iiuisiana, North Carolina nnd South Carolina, which shows an increase under a cloud of gloom the lost Fourth I fllt from it but it is a source ot grauu- of July. cation to know that America is still iub- , ., . , .1 oosed to put vicious dogs to doath. Vrwn m nil acres of tho best farmina l"mlAl 1 " " land in Dakota havo just been thrown open to settlement by a decision of the Secretary of tho Interior. Hero is a bet ter field for enterprise and industry than El Dorado. time tho calves began to bo born with tho end of the ear wanting, and now the peculiarity is fixed. TnE hundreds of saloons that closed in Ohio iu conscqnoueo of the Pond linnnr tax bill, now that tho bill has been iW.lnrnd unconstitutional by the Su- In premo Court, will probably returns busi- Tho Belle of El Paso. Almost every other house was a drink ing saloon, aud the whole placo had an air of dissipation which was rather moro Wmntivn than allurinc Tho worst uess again. Tun Syraouw Herald is in favor of substituting steam whistlos for ohurch bells. "They can ba heard further, create more disturbance, and it is han dier to drop in and murder the man who pulls the rope." Cha. tiles LocriivnuNKR weighs about 100 pounds, his wifo 300, and their rela tive Btreugth is fairly represented by the same figures, lie ostensibly keeps a restaurant iu Now Orleans, but she is its real boss, as ho complains to a polioo justice that three days iu succession bIio t,mk him aoross her lap and spanked him terribly. Being arrested she gave hail to keep tho peace, thougu at n o i;m ul.fl avowed her intention to subject her husband to discipline when- ever and however biio piouoou, thn South Carolina of k361)60nspid.esduringmi and 1882 SSn" natod iu the u lujirewuus u invesuiieuiui y,uo,- other sido. proving upon tno vices oi mu nnUnfl Rfjih House by tno aaopuou ui I n tltni Awn Yrfit ami Tiink- I .. -m - 1 riHin ra. nan ntifc nf t. IPlf iwwiu.mu a 2 in IriaAninorv nnH a nnnotimnhnn of 120,000 bales of cotton a year. The ferryman at Neal's ferry, on the Chattahoochee river, Tenn., found a box floating in the stream which contained s sweet little babe, alive and crowing.' An abundant stock the waif was in the bo in iroup county, tfa.. a Jicid was planted in wheat this year which for hine proceeding years has been planted in cotton. Strange 'to relate a snlcnd'id stand of clover came up with the wheat though it - is cine years since it was planted in clover. ' A rare and valuablo relic was dug up nrnnnnHitios for gambling, drinking, anddanoing. " Le vin, le ieu, lea belles, tmil no teulet vlaiain. seemed fitly to desoribe thoir lives ana occupation, oi all events during Christmas week. My t i I Am maimng coutesioo. bou rapidly disposed of. will now be kt-Wi TftnRon for resuming her - ... ... .. own name is that sho is indignant, iui, nuve nun uiuwiuur, , , i r , a owq uuuiu in , , offinoclothing for SSSrOTeAttlS TTZZZ 3ox. to see the "boys," as she called them, her exertions should pass to her ims .. "I - J , , 1 T I..J m'aiial IU TlMain Vllin UAM I.. vnlntlVfll ftTI b 1H dCath. 1 U6 whom I had visited in prison, who wore friends of hers ; and during tue inter view a Mexican soldior had taken ad vantage of a touching moment to rob her of $5 and her pocket-handkerchief, so that I was entertained by her opinions of the Mexicans as a race, couched in strong language, during the half-hour I enjoyed the pleasure of her society. Elackwood't Magazine. ivitwVa rnlatives on his aeatn. whole thing is an outrage. Thb penitentiaries are full of murder ers who will agree to be " goou umm if thn Oovnrnora will pardon them out, Tl.i. in mnrpfv miD-u-fisted by the negotia tions pending between the Governor of Missouri arid Frank James. number of sacks of meal, opened them , at the top, put a good thick layer of i cloth upon the coutonts, then placed I them nutied whero tho glittering coins would bo manfost to all oiiservcrs. une bank procured a number ot peopio us confederates, to whom they paid gold, then slipped rounu again 10 u.ien. i and refunded it, and thus the effect of n stago army was produeod. At another bauk the eluoi casnier uimnuu every note with the most searching scru tiny, holding it up to tho light, testing the signature, auu miiKing ""', on account of alarm as to forgery, thero was need of tho most scrupulous care. Whon ho had completed his pretended examination he handed the note to one of his subordinates very aeiiDcraioiy, with, in slow and moosured terms, " You may pay it." utuer pii' " r-y . - 1 - 1 i , 1 1 r .Aiinfllitf lfe the money vcrjr ihubuiu.j, w......0 bnincr held, a few nights bo- f.u-n election, on his ear. Ho seemed to bo propolled by some unseen power, and as ho got up and picked up his hat out of the gutter, brushed tho mud off i his sloovo and wipod tno niooa on jus nose, a friend went up to him and i asked what was the matter. Tho old i man suid, "Well, I hain't attended a j caucus in thirty year, but my nephew wanted mo to go to-night, and wheu I Hint the meeting be opened 1 I . .1 T it il. fAll IUM with pravcr, t viuus. vuu vu u.u. on mo. "A fellow said, ' O, give us a v.,ut .ml T don't know how I cot out here, but I did. Why, iu '49 they used n mum no meal meetings wun 'ii"i and close 'om the same way. This cau cus opened with a knock down and I s'poso it will close with a riot. Hello, there is auother man riding down stairs without any saddle, and I s'pose he pro posed some old-fashioned custom. Say, Jo you think my eye will be black? I told the old lady I was goin to mcetin nnd I wouldn't like to have her think I had lost my temper and struck the sex ton. Well, that's the last politics for mo." Tho old man, however, got a policeman to go with him while he voted on election day.-Milwaukee Sun. Can't a coffin shop properly be ealled a bier saloon? Bt contracting a disease yon help t spread it. Queer, isn't it? " I can't account for it I" exelaimed the defaulting bank cashier. Philadel phia Item, Smoking and chewing are two evils, and ye who select the former chews the less. Courier-Journal. ' Fooo says he never finishes a oigar bnt he thinks, "Another temptation removed from tho young men ot America." It is bad luck for thirteen persons to sit down together at a table, especially if there is only dinner enough for ten. Tns cat is the great Amerioan prima donna. If bootjacks were bouquets, hor nine lives would be strewn with roses, "And phat wud ye want sich man at Patlirich for?" said Mrs. McGlojie. "Ye uiver cud thrust him out yer light, onliss ye was wid him. What iB called respectability is a great help to many men. Once they have at tained it, they can put in a lie where it will do the most good. An Indian chief in Washington went to boo the Ideal Opera Company. When M. W. Whitney govs a particularly low note the chief said: " Ugh I him heap dug out," Kkst is said to be the solution ol many puzzling perplexities. H that's so, we d liko to solute a puzzling perplexity about three hundred and sixty-five timet year. Courier-Journal. An Ikish gentleman, hearing of a friend having a Btone coffin made for himself, exclaimed: "Be me sowl, an' that's a good ideal hure, an' a stone cofliu 'ud last a man his lifotime." , A Pennsylvania boy recently swal lowed a horse-shoe nail without experi encing any ill effects. If it had lodged iu his throat it would have made him ft little horse sure. Norrittown Herald. "Is this the front of the Capitol?" asked newly-arrived stranger ol an Austin darkey. "No, sah; dis heah side in front am do rear. Ef yer wants ter see tho front yer must go around dar behind on de udder side." Texat Styl ing. Mr son. asked a clerical parent of his hungry boy who was just in the starvation period, "I wiBh you would make a study of 'Watts on the Mind.' " I will, pa' was the qniok answer, "at soon as I have studied what's on the stomach." Calculated to fill it: "I telL yon," continued Pingroy, " Brown isn t fit for the placo. In fact, I don't know of ft place that no is cnicuiaiea to nu. "Don t be intemperate in your remans, Piugrey," Baid Fogg; "you forget bis stomach." "Yes." said the injured party to the owner of the dog, "I know the dog was only iu play when he bit aoont nan pound ol llesn out oi me. veruuuiy uo was only in play I And I was only in play when I took an ax and made hash of him. Only in play, sir. Nothing to got mad about 1" "Tell your mother 1 m coming to see hor," said a lady to Mrs. Gibson Bige love's little boy, who replied: "Im glad you are coming. Mamma will be glad, too." "IIow do you know your mother will be glad to see me?" asked the lady. "Because I heard her tell " papa, yesterday, that nobody oyer came to tho houso except men with bills to collect." Austin Siftingt. His exit : Thero had been a seeming coolness between the lovers. One day Emily's Bchoolmate .ventured to refer to tho subject and asked her: " When did you bco Charlie last?" "Two weeks a?o to-night." "What was he doing?" "Trying to got over tho fence." " Did ho appear to bo ranch agitated?" "So greatly," returned Emily, "that it took all tho strength of papa's new bull-dog to hold him." Thb most serious labor strike ol tho twioe ovor 8o as to be sure tho sum was year began Juno 1. The proprietors o , ghtj and tog e ttsburg iron mu have to be done over again. l the new scale of wages, a strike the coun measures in- was oruerea. nomo um -v verteci were piaceu in uiu : -D.M-st.Mivrr mill VICinitV HUUl 11. . A iilft nf ffold UPOn IIIO UP, IL1111B IU IW'X'fJ " iHO DI'lUDl, a i. - o--- tWrn down, and more than eighteen tnousanu aftor the manor or tue u" "i'"" " workmen are thrown out of employment so to at streex corner , ;; nieeling upwards of nve thousan. "atoth. parlor boWnd and i l .1 n.-rtn Imndrpll wl ..- . . , men went out, uuu aD-..w- - i handed out as "new ai aiemponivuio . u;crht hundred auit worli on the otner nno T7hrnnhit. The cleric in side of the river, in mills whose pro- accommodating his phraseology . s,innt. t. in nnnr ncnio. at tn tha mraiunn. cnea ouv iouuj.t maj SZSbePittsburg houT.'Now, Jim, do bo gottin' on v ... i- :!. tlioir mill-owners. The stme is naeiy w spread to all tno iron muis west oi Alleghany Mountains, and will be long and obstinate. It is lmposBimo w meas ure the loss to the productive interests of tho country which this strike will entail, or to compute the hardship and Buffering it will bring to the families of the workiugn.cn. It can not be rogn rd ;d pther than as a publio calamity. ;! ilmm sovereigns : lolks is woiun for their money." " Coming, sir, com ing," was the ready reply, and the "folk" thought the supply boundless. It is always the simplo-mmded and the unimformed who constitute on suchoo ana thn nbiaf oortion of the throng, iust as the people who go to extremes are i..if nnna. The crowd was ..:i r.r.,i,uld tho uroof that all was right was burning their fingers. Lon don sooiety, Wood tVeavfng. This indnstry belongs strictly to the town of Ehrouberg, on the Austrian frontier. Sparlerie work, or weaving of wood, was iutroduooa more man a cbu turyago,but has been confined until tvifhin fl flh ort time to the manufacture of cheap hats, gluod together, and worn by the lower classes. Lately, however, nwiiiir to the interest taken by the Gov ernment. Ehrenberg has been able to nut fashionable hats and various fancy articles, all mode of wood and sold vnrv low rates. The aspen is the only tree whose fibers are tough' enough to ,tmit. of weaving, and ail tne wmoer luivinrr beon used in the vioiuity of the O , , 1 . i i.. . mn. tne material is uruuKim Poland. 1 ne process requires mo uiuiubi tiinotv in dividing tho wood, and as the divider must always follow the direction of the fiber, it is necessary that the threads Bhould be prepared by hand. The weaving itself is done on large looms. ' Thb most diffusive pleasure from publio speaking is that iu which the speech ceases, and the audience can turn to commenting. George h.iou The Speed of Thought. Helmholtz Bhowod that wave of thought would require about ft minute to traverse a mile of nerve, and Hirsch found that a touch on the face was recog nized by the brain, and responded to by a mauuid signal, iu the soventh of a sec ond. Ho also found that the speed ol ifTored for different organs, the sense of hearing being responflea to in ft Bixth of a second; while tuaM sign re quired only ono-fifth second to be feh and signaled. Iu all these cases .the dis tances traversed was about the same, so the inference is that images travel more slowly than sounds or touch. It still re mained, however, to Bhow the portion of this interval taken up by the action of the brain. Professor Donders Dy very delieato apparatus has demonstrated this to be about seventy-five thonsanths of a second. Of the whole interval forty thousandths are occupied in the simple act of recognition, and thirty-five thous andths for the aot of willing a reponse. When two irritants were caused to oper ate on the same sense one twenty-flftJi oi second was required for the person to recognize wnion was u .l,'l.tlo lnrmi- tlltprvrd WBS reQUired tO determine the priority in the case of the other senses. These results were ob tained from ft middle-agea man, ou in youths the mental operations are some- ' . . , il,. anlt Th what quieaer umu u - average ol many expenuwum that a simple inougu wuuyww fortieth ot a second. Gov. Ltttlefield. of Rhode Island, Is a man. of tho people, having in Ida early days worked in a cotton factory at Katick, one oi tue villages wnicn nayo grown np around tne nprague miua. While Littlefield wastoiling at the spin dle William Sprague was Governor. By a turn of fortune's wheel Sprague be came a bankrupt and Littlefield ft Governor, "Howmtjoh do you charge for your peanuts ?" asked a lady at the fruit stand it the Central ouart." said the oJera.