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VOLUME XXII. WINCHESTER TENNESSEE, MAY 2, 188:. NUMBER 0, TEG HOME JOURNAL NEWS GLEANINGS. Gold I'M ,)je,n discovered iu Alachua oouy, Fla. jllrhmond, Va., now clninn to have u population of 71,000. "Blighted Hope" u the niggestive namo of a saloon at Mai vein, Ark. A large mine of Plumbago has been oiwDvered on the f.irm of James &low, in StaSord county, Va. An artesian well four hundred feet deep, ' Parnasii, Va , list lecn fiiii-hed and afford excellent water. The Aiknn;n Legislature has passed I bill prohibiting the sale of 1'nju .ir within two miles of any church. Arlaman bus doubled her population within the lust le i yours, and is Milled tt tbe fourth cotton Slate in the T'nion. The Florida coast : lo have three new light homes at Mciepiilo Inlet, at Cape t?nn Bins and one fiuther down the coast Over 40,000 acre of tinder land will tesuld in I'anelolph ci tin'y, Ark., lh! month under the pn vinii of tiie ovei- due tax law. A awect potato put to lrf.il on the atove of a lady in Nulchoz, Mi-iH, ex ploded with tenillic force, nearly killing tbe lady. Florida fruit growers intend cultiva ting the CJraj c in an entensive seatc. They claim that they can he an Micces.-:-full; grown an iu California. A gold vein hnsleeti h( i ik It at Gain; ville, Fl:i.. by men lij.'piir an artesian well. It in bfleved that it will assay f500 to 1,000 r ton of ore. Tbe grange cu-orerativc stoie at Me ridian, Mi-s., which started business iu 1670 n'iih a rapilnl of .r 0, sold last month fStiO worth of goods. A capitalist tonliniphitts (ho.esfil lislinieiit of a larger bucket and broom faeturyun the Island near the railroad bridge at Chattanooediec, Flu. It is said that the Jacksonville Da., liijuiir dealers have robed a fur d of 12, 0 0 with which to pay law yen to contest the validity of the new ljiu,r law. After a protracted suspension, it is (aid the Ki on iron-woiks, at Clmlt. noo gawill resume operations this week, furniihing employment to many iieotde. Some valuable phosphate "beds have been discovered in Florida, which will kefuro long bo brought to public atten tion anil fully developed by Georgia capitalist. The University of Georgia has nl last ictrptcd the SfCO.OOO given il on certain conditions. The Trustees voted thir Uen lo one on the pioposition, i!oh Toombs voting in tho negative. The peach farm of Mr. l'nrnell, broth er of Charles Slcwart l'armll, the Iridi agitator, six miles below West Point, Ga.. ccnlnir.s 7u0 acres, and haa lilo.nOO peaidi and a number of other trees. There is a determined ell'ort on the part of sonic of the p. oplc of Florida to diride the State into two pnrts, to be known us North and South l'loiida. It i aaid tbe interests of the dillercnt pnrts are not idintieu'. iV movement is on foot in Savanna'i meeting with great encouragement to urbanize a company to commence man ufacturing riro ihU seasin. U is be lieved tliat it will prove a profitsh.'e business here as elsewhere. An ngel gentleman at Griflin, (in., haa buried live wives, and by the side of cachwifo is tiuried a little child, tho offspring of the mother by which it re.-K Some women never learn niylhing, even with tho aid of a d'agiiitr. There are fifteen out of eighty chil hen in the State Mind Asylum at Ma ton, Ga,whoie s'ght can bo partially or fully restore d bv an operation. Ir. Calhoun, of Atlanta, generously oilers , to operate on theso -children free of charge, aud they will be sent to Atlanta tor thnt purpose. A movement ii on foot to hilnd guild reunion of tho army of Northern Virginia, on tho field of tho second bat tle uf Manassas, during the coming suni nier' All the eurvivois of that army fill be lavited, and it is proposed to ask Gu Fiiis, l,eo to order tho Virginia Volunteer fore a to have their summer encampment there. Mr. Matt. Hunt, of the Mobile and Montgomery rnihond, says that the coal boom hai passed awa bevond rlenres, od that ahinmcnts from Warrior, l'rntt nd New Castle and other iniiies along the South and Nnith rend to culf norts absolutely Btupendous. Arranee jwnto are being mado bv which Ala wniacoal will bs ahippsu from New Orleans, Mobil and Tensicola to all Nts of Europe. Mr. Hunt, who has tudied this question, believes there is nough caal in Alabama to supply 10, WO.OOD of people for 100 yearn to come, Albany, ((.Ja ) special : Capt. John P. Frt, of Macon, the pioneer ' ol artesian 'olUha Southwest Georgia, is cxperi ni'niij i,u oaky Wood plantation, flialnlng oft" tho ponds and slushei thero oaiyljotlog dpw, through throud letting the Miirraie water oil' through the' underground streams known to exi-t all through this metion. 'His will rive him hundreds or acres of the most fer tile lauds for cultivation, and of its me cess there can bo no dubt. Several lareo, sickness-breeding ponds have thus been drained oil" within the corporate limits of Albany within a few vtars past. A VERITABLE LEPER. Vlcliiil ol Hie Trrrllilo l)l-.eur Now lit Init III .Hiisnni'liiini'llii. Salem, Muss., in in consternation r.voi a case of leprosy. Tho victim is Charles Pciby, who contracted the disease in the Ilawaiiiiu i-damls. KvohuVd l'l'ouj the coiuitrv, lie went to Sun FruneiKco, anil finally to Salt in. His Hint knwi iMl;rc of lh" tnct that ho was a leper cimw with tlio iliscovt ryof a blotch of crhiipa 111- size of ii ten cent picco ou bis h it t lnph. iSlowly, but mill ly, bus hi), case iiiwu worse, until now tbeieiiii .icalo on either sido of tho i.oa , tthicli vrr'im is much enliued by tie' ilisenKc, wliilo Hie enrs mo swollen, oiu foot i i badly infected about tlio toes, ainl one hand lias been attacked. yunill liibeiclea uih ar on ilillet'ent parts of tlio luce. in nibbing his bands to irether as olio would do in washing a r I' el .shower of white particles (.ills in i,o lloi'l'. His Voice is hnursi) nud his lliiuit ;niv, One eve U ill a frightful ci ndi t it-ii, and tlieotln i-, fiem wlii.-h flic vis ion 1ms not entirely lied, i.- fast following tli imse of its (toiiip.iuioii. And y, t be Millers no pain. The liilluhiic.'.s l,.i r ii.'ti ristic of lejaosv liohls peife!l,v in his case as in every tin r. Tlinn.t a pin, a iiecilht or a sharp knil'e into his lu:ni:i, f 'ct or face niul be feels il not. liven bi I Ve eMUsi; billl lio ilU i'liVeHiellee, RilVe liie boiiilil.' thought conslanllv in h: mind that tlio lij'.bt of day wid to bim yei v sHin be sbllt out foieVer. He c;.t:i nil hinds of food with a relish, hIci (.-. soundly and well, moves uboul with cmii ..ir;itiv ly lit Hu ineo:iveiiieiiee, but! i s and to some extent takes cave of his dis eased limbs without on ido help. (Ilvnl caic is uscd.bv bis ntt lala'.t to nee tli:il none of tho utensils or clotbini? used by the h per are bandied by other persons, as iiKsMihitiem might 'occur, in which ease the jiavty or Jmi'tit s no inoculated would inevitably beeonio victims of the fiiblful disease. Asido from methods SUell US tliese, till Te is lboUO,bt by :i Ihoiitics oil tho snbj. et to be no danger of u communication of tha disen-e rem one person lo another. In fact, at Hon olulu, where the sentences of bani b. inentnrotio surely aud so impart iaily carried out, thero acems to be i.o In sila tion on tin1 pint of anyone to conveia' v.itha leper, as loti lis cure is tuken not to come in contact with Hie person olltm iinforttmato. UauWiinent lu coinis nec essary from the fact that v hatever the h per uses or bandies is liable to convey tho contagion thvoiinh an abrasion of the shin or otherwise to the next pnity hand ling tho article. Coiisi;.iiently, if it ii iliM'idulli' Keep this Salem l-pcr iu tlii't city, ii i rsfill ill bo ci:f;ii;!eil for the special purpose of 1umh car i of Ueiby and of everythiutf that Im uses. IVvhaio an ellbvl will be mnde, liowevi r, to se cure his lulniissioii to a colony of lepers in New lii'imswieli, where lc could ro ceivo bctte r attention than almost any where else. In Prison. Kx-Wurden Havies. in his 'TieinreB of Prison Life." cives the followiiifr inci elenl iu i!oniie!ction with the work on tho eiilariremiint of the old Massachusetts I'euitentinrv. It affords a Htranue e'X ninoleof tl'm wav thft tender and the terriblo nro KomeliineM associated iu criniiniil'H nersoniil hiMorv. Tt was necessary to employ aoinn ol ilm iii isonein ontsido the walls, and I sev iccted a man for that purpose- who bad always behaved well, and who bad but a short limn to ivniaiu. Wry much to my Kiirprisc, he objected lo going ontsido to work. This was so uiiu-ual IhatTinoiiired (he ciiise. Ho hesitated n moment, bill ft nally told me. lie had n wife and Iwo cbil'divn, who wei-o ignorant of his being in prison. In the small yellow house, he said, directly opposite his Cell-window mid near where ho would have to work, should hi) o outside, they were then He had watched his children all through the suuiiii'T, playing in n vacant lot ol land belonging 'lo tho prison, directly under bis window, mid so ni arb.in that hei'oiild hear the voices; and bo could hih his wito passing in aud out of tho house, or sitting nl her window, little dreaming thai he bad been so near them for almost two years. This man's crime was (le ft, lie had left his familv in Boston and ,'oiio to the western part of Hie (Slate to oiuaiii worn, but failing iu that, and without money to return, ho look a watch whose owm r had left it bunging in bis oltiee, into which this convict had stepped for a moment lo make hapi'iues. In tho meantime, his wife, not boa r ingfroni him, hud come to Chnrlcstowil to live, and taking Ibis b n went in plain aight, nnd within a few rods of his cell. His feelings were, ivgarded, and ho was allowed lo servo eait bis sentence il hunt being discovered. This story of mortified alleclioii is simply told, 'but its situations and sug gihtions of suppressed fooling might teinot a dramatic writer. A man cnaua l,w mm itis"iaeo and continually lau talizcd with tho sight of bis Is'ltcr daya iu a subject worthy ol Greets uagciiy. Os Duty. Tho fireman detailed for duty 'Hi the stage of a Sm 1'iauciseo llicalro had not been told that a ciula evationwasoneof tile scuu s of a new idav. When be saw the Hash ol tho I that the hoii i wal lliiiu- , , I ,. .... ii, . si .,, iii. au us. lr: chopii. d doAll HUH". .j-.-r, ---- - - ,i lie; picco of tho hciicry betoi hd uhl be sloppi d. Excited. Most of tho troops who fought ou cither wuret veterans, mm yo "" SulSiy ti ffl TOPICS OF THE WAY i MuuDEiiiJts iu France, if they have money, nro compelled uuder tho now law to pay a large sum to the family of their victim. GuNBiiAti FjTZnt:aii I.RKis maki'mr ar rangements to hold a reunion of the sur vivors of tho Army of Northern Vii- flijiia at Mauasaan m xt summer. Tin; practice of cremation is inakina rat h progress in Japan that it is said bout y,ii :iU bo:iicH aru anuiinlly diapojtd of in this manner. F.mieii W. P. Sni.vi ros, ouo of tho it known pioneers of t.'inciiiiinti, who lied ii fow days ago, marri d in that city moitj than two thoumiud couples. FiiKNL'ii policemen iu Paris arc paid rcwanU ef from ouo lo livo dollar for making uncsls and capturing ofl'cndeis, iud tho Minister of Justico has decided t'j iucrcaso thuso by ouo third. A oui'i.E of ohtrichci in at'alif rnia zoo nt into v, tight recently, duriuji which they knocked tho fence down, ami rau over a crowd of school children, in juring several of thcui severely, Fin Di.'ttiCTC Dotmt. vss ij sexm to niariy young woman, who i described ius "nearly white." Mr. Poui'luss ia sixty- yoard oKl, ana rcccivos Ir.rgo :ccs ns ilecordcrof tho l i'c.trict of CoJ'.mbia. Gk.nrrat, Lkk'h inonumi- .at Lexing ton, u., wilr bo unve' d on June 5. Jcll'e-iHoQ Davis wil' rcsido, General Joseph K. JohiiMon ,1 be chief marshal aud Major John V. itmiul uratur. Mai, a i:i k affects bypreforeuco low ami moist localities. As such localities- are tie natural abodo of niosepiitoos, a goi culifu gcinlcmau asserts thai malariiil disentioa urc produced by tin) bites ol these insects. Mu. Tad hi, tho ouo montli Senator, Siiid to a reporter .tlja other day: "1 never saw -the like of some of these newspaper men tilling how much n Diau lnvii for his night-shirts aud all that sort of thing." Ji'imi: Daviu 1)a'is projiosis to turn "Hurley Hall," tho principal hoiw-j ot niuust'iuenl at Bloomiugton, III., into n business plaeo and to build iu the same town a theatre that Mull surpass any thing of tho kind in Illinois. Ovnit 12,000 persons waited iu the thiuliiig rain to have a last look at the face of l'elcr C'xiper as he lay dead iu his collin. Among tho procession was an old gentleman who had walked with Mr. Cooper nt the funeral of Washing ton. Fill si ins ill this cliumto who grumble bcciuse of harmless insect biteis ought to led comforted when informed that ns many as 20,'ii)0 deaths occur nimu i'.ly iu ludi:i lroai snake bites, und since 187U from l.Mi.yutl to liun.O'O pcr.-ona have perisiuvl iu this way. M.vtiiikw AiiNonii insists that in re vising tho Old Testament, beauty an l powor .-hall uot bo destroyed, cvc.'i to obtain a morn correct rendering, and that over where tho meaning M not id all clear, the charm and music ot the old words shall remain. T?Aeusa in Paris has becomn a specii of fasbiiiiiidilo madness. With tho niul tiidicition of Buburban raeo courses, horse racing has bccemiu n colossal swindle, liko thimbloaiggiug and card sharping, I'arriod on by associations of tliiovos and blacklegs of all cat 'gories. A nkw way of stopping horso cars has i)een introduced on tho Sixth Avenuo 11'iilro.id in New York. Strapi hang igainst e;(di window sub, and when tho nc'.nonger who wishes lo a'ight jiiills nio of tin so, a whistle) is Mown. J lie; ondue'.or then nulls the strap, which runa along the loof of the car, and the II sounds to slop the "ar, Til ". Pr.dety fr tlio rvescrvathm ol tho liish l.ai.gu.igo bus mado a report which shows that id tho beginning the present century thero wcro not more than Ion persons who could read and writo Irish, while nt present Drill, 1)00 p.ak tho old language. This umrly cipi.tts tiio Kiuubir of Welsh speaking people. A nkw eiitt rprii o in illustrated jour nnli. m has been ii'ideiiakcn by the l'irt,riul World of L'Jndon. for whose proprietors Capt. Morton, tho aeronaut, has just built a baboon. They intend to send experienced artists into tho upper air in chnrgo of experienced aeronauts, ami tho results of their work ami a do- tailed account of each voyage willappcar in tho I'Morlal W'mhl. 1 hey nnvo ais., arranged for iv soiies of experiments in balloon photography. Hit. PicnAt'i.'.lhinks thaltroisiustiwts do moro harm than good, becauso the unpedo the circulation of hc air, whilo Frof. (iovct says that tho evaporation from their leaves keeps tho surrounding uir moist and cool, and that thoy nro a protection against dust; limy absorb the I e-nrbonui add and semi one, i's' ". whilo their roots draw up stagnant wan r, and absorb the orgnnio matter in the llilth from which the streeas oi a v : " nnrpr fn nH a disinl,;ctaut. I ' - , ; . i THtsyear'aflood on the MissUsippi baa rivor parishes oT Louisiana and Mississip pi, iu tlio same nnnncr ns tho overflow of last year, and cal'do. horsns. and muhis n re falling before their eleadly attaelts. Tho Vickshurg yivrW reports thai iu tho neighborhood f M-und Landing, iu Bolivar County, Miss., forty-sevon lino niulei fell victims lo these dreadful posts on Thursday and Friday of tho first week in April. Huvcral couuliraabovo Vicks hurg have been invaded by tho gnats. LiQron Ktu.i:s in Maino are put to strangn devices in r,rdcr to conceal their loiitrabnnd wares. On a recent police raid in that stntc, in eine houso t lin tiotllcs were found in (ho well, tightly forked and with sitrinRH round their cocks for convenience iu riiiaiug. I . another the hot 11 's were trailer the cook. uiR rango in tho ashpit. )ne lnpmr iller, a woman, ba.l to Hat bottles hooked to a hilt which she wiro under her overskirt, and another denier con cealed ln'a under a trap door beneath a puo of hoy in a cnek loft. 1 Cut. Hoi.sri'.iN, of the Hanish army, has invented, for tho nso of infantry sol diers, a shield, which1, though Weighing only seven pounds, is bullet proof und handy. It is of steel, twentyinelies lou; by eighteen broad. Two t pilo s at the bottom enable the soldier 1 fx it firmly iu tho ground, aud a hollow at tho lop can bo used as a rost for his rifle. The experiments that were made with the shield at Copenhagen n short timo ago were deemed highly satisfactory, but will be veeatcd ou a larger aealo before tho Danish Government dccidci as to its adoption for the army. Tiir reports from tho great caitle ranches of the Wi'st and Ron! Invest in dicato that the cuttle havo wintered we'd nud arc in fine condition. Alrc.idv laiy.e numbers of them are bciug gathered tor ihipmcnt and driving iu Louisiana. Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and l:ilui'i Territory. Pi ices arc good and the ranchmen arc jubilant over the propce'. of a prosperous year. Tho bii-ii.css is likely to be Vei'y largely esteialcd iu Indian Territory, through a eysti ui i f h using large tiie ti fioni Ihn vaiioiis 1 iil:i-s who uevup.y tied se Ii ill. The public are waiting uua iisly for tin liilsii.c-s to incr a e snliicieidly to in dncc lower r cc i for ; i (. CiiAiii.vs F, Fiicr.MAS tho r' li. i ai fanatic of P.ci-s t, M iss., who, iu 1i kIoiv bis liltlo d.('lg!it"-r as a sa'-iiliiv' t.i o'd, has h'jii proiioiiuci d s. no, and will uinv Imvo to ho tri. d )il the 1 enilii u in .lictiiiciit for murder. H-i now siys t ! t Ii was iu-tigaled by tho devil, mid hi elisions belief is cut rely overlurnui Mrs. Fie' inan, too.basrciiiiU'.iee.H':.-.-; mil Ad vi n! delusion, and lev I laei'i c.i ly than docs her husband the h mhlcman oer ol hi r child's deatli. Too Ationii'y (ieia r.il aid bring tlio ciiso to some tc t h incut be'-oro tint Supremo ('unit at liiircslalile in May. Freeman will prob ebly be iicipiitted on Da- ground of in sanity, or be alio. vc.l to go on his o.m I'i CO"uiz.lllCi!. A nkw remedy for tho headache hn. Ii'cn found by l)r. Haley, an Austruliin physician, who snvs that for sonio yi'ai. I Hist ho has found miaimum doses o iodido of potassium of great Kenicc i: frontal headaeho; that ia, a heavy, did headache, situated over tho brow, inn accompanied by languor, chilliness, a:n.l a feeling of general discomfort, wi I di lastu for food, which sometimes up pro: dies to nausea, can bo i-oinpl leh removed by a two-grain doso iWssolvnl iu half u wilicghissful of water, ami this ipiiotly Bippiil, tho whole ipmntity biine taken in about ton minutes. In many cases, ho adds, tho effect of these ami!; doses has been simply wonderful, as, for instance-, a person who a cpiarler of iu hour beforo was feeling most mis 'iabb and refused all food, wishing only fi r quietness, would now take a, good meal und resume his wonted edioci fulness. If this euro of Dr. Hale-y's is in reality a practical one, he will merit for the die. I'overy tho gratitude of suffering mil lions. Hoots and Buyers In Maine. A fow frosty mornings and a liltlo mini havo co-operated iu shirting a demand for cowhide ImmiIs, which have played such an imtertniiiing rolo in Maino poli tics for three or four years. Tlio fact, is, tho shoo dealers ree-oguize no such thing as a e'owhido boot nowadays. F.very Ihing is called "kip," wlielher it cninn front heifer, cow, ox or bull. A boot which would bo called cowhido in old fiLshioncd psrlawo sells nt $2. CO to $1 per pair this fall. A good pair of kip boots, hand-inado, may lit) bought for Sl.GO a pair. Split-leather boots sell for $i Tho rural trade demands n hand made) boot, and tho result is that most manufacturers Htanip their boots "Sided bv hand." When a man buys a pair of kip boots in the fall ho oxiieots to get something which will "wear hint ti l after planting iu tho spring and through tho early plowing next fall. Ho is goner illv nnv'ioiis tn know whether they nro "lot-lituortiiiiiiia1orcold-lhuortanned," and if they nro made "Southern hides or slaughter hides." To i bnch a truth) tho dealer has to usually "throw ... , .1 1 .' T 1....1 n.wl 111 11 SCI Ol llCCl IIOIIO. i.iilli'u,U' ii i.im woodchoppers havo adopted wool boots and gum-rubber covers, almost exedii 'live I". The boots and rubbers cost $1 a pair "this year 50 cents advance eif last year's price. Very few moccasins nro now used in Now' England. LctvtHlnn Journal. ' Vt'at i exhilaration like tho conso- auenoa ot brooking a rurabottlo? oaust it 0V ,Pirit8' GEMS WITH A 1UST0UY. Tlit Kriiiilaa ol Tit In DliimmiiU Hint Uur llrlonii!(l iu Wurrcn llimiliius. Tln-re nro tlio $100,000 twins biiMight together byi h uice, after more (ban a ipiurl-or of a century ef sepurnliou, and never tt leave this country, now we've got the m." The spcukor was n ("Senium gentleman, (ho head of a wholesale diamond iinpoi t ing house in Maiden Lane. As ho spoke he tieik a pae-ket of wHccit liissiio paper from a big snfo behind him and dropped it upon it counter covered with green bai.e, at which the reporter seated him self, A wire pate slammed to and locked the prisoner tn without wciuing to have iinprisoiji d le'in, and tic German geii!e nian began (o op.-n thu ti,.siio p, p r J)ickc(. Two lu-troiis gems, which blazed willi u pure Miii: h-v.hite lUo gl am d side' by side. Kach was nbi at us big around as a three-cent piece, hut what was more stiikin;? (him their niz" whs their identity of, nppearance end beauty. They tut cut alike, weigh i.hko (eight and one-hidf carats each), and mo vcutidd . liiiuuial twins. ''I could nreato a pctiMtilioii and inako a fortune with them in i'aiis," said tho diamond merchant. 'J'hoy arc old tu diaii miun diamonds, uml havo a bialury that pills tbeni iu Iho catalogue of Hie famous gciuK of the woii.l. 1 have prool's Hud e-.-i.d li -b their i.lei-'.il.v. 'i'li. ; ie.u4 have been in the p, s i ssimi of Y;:nii IL.Kiiic.A wb il he vvaj (loVi i'iiol'-(S.')i-elal of India. Previously they had been the jewels of a rajah, niul idler they Jclt Hai.lings's jewel casliet they were i;- eiiivu ny a linssian noi.iem.ui itunnr; a mutiny in India, Ho took them to Ani steidain, where a skilled I hitch lapidary I'ecilt them, thereby greatly enhancing their beauty while only shgl'dly decreas ing their weight. The liohleinan lost possession of oiiu of them at the .vh I'fated paining tablet! J. lUmc, at Mon aco. At. IcaM, it la HIIipiM-d be In t it Ruining, for it was only recovered nt the auction salo of tho cll'i.elsi.f Mine l;!ae.c tiio v.iiiow in mi) unions puuiiaer in Pans, it year ago. I secured it thrnngli nn agent at th" sale. 'I's inatc," continued the jewel r, "had a lio less eventful career. t foifud its way to u French j'-wi icr, who sold il lo thu Duke of Ii, ain.-.w ji-K. who, with eccentric prodigality, lavished uemcy e;i precioui; atolic.i, which he h it lo tlic'eilv of (ieneva. The' hi dory of the lint blue oiauioiiil was published in Paris wImi I liouglit It, lull scan the mete, which lie had bought, leveah III till' alien. a 1 fir Puke of !niii,wii l. : the fact that il had disappeared. "Vn humd it two limn' how. do ou think? .'hv s agi lnv 1 and ot'ii r t of a ilv be- eur-al saw it sparkling in tbe shut Inn l.ei'i be s Chicago merchant. 11.: coal, lrve it. But by a :-w.d ig. in the moans of en!iiii'.li:ig the proved l heir idi ntd v to hi- : The merchant said bo bail i in a:id a'isla.-lio.i. I oil: lit the stone, i.i Kngland from a .leuish diamond merchant ot London. He was iiaha d to purl with it at a luiud-ome fejiiie. "Thus they came together," said the owner, us he rcw nipped the npurks of mineral lire with tender care, "nud thus they slay. They'll never bo separated again if wo can help it." A Drunken Hcnilsuimi. All Denmark, wiys Iho Copenhagen correspondent o! the ,V. Jmin n's ii:i itf, was thrilled by a m'liernl feeling of hor- lor when the papers brought tho details of the execution of u cliniinid in it pro vincial place tho previous day details which painfully remind one of the di . gram fill maimer in which Sofia 1'ito'Ws- l.ava was executed last Year at ht. ! tei s- buiL'. Accordim: to tho Panish law criiiiinul.-i condeiuii" I t" b itl It MillV-r tl last penally of the luw by d capdaln'ii bv m mis of an ux, the block lu in placed nl Home coiispieuoiis Jihicc us near IIS possible to the pUee will To the murder was eoinmitli d. A man comb lnncd to death wiis to bo oxet n! al ouo morning lately, and, as usual, n largo (unwd of pisiplo from (ho .sui-roiuiding districts had assembled round the spot, only one constable being present to keep order. When Hie usual formalities worn gout! through, tho criminal laid bis head on the block; but the eye and the) band of the executioner, who had been drinking Inavilyoii tho previous day, were un certain, and the slroke fell over both shoulder, the criminal uttering a sino'.h crul cry cf pain. Tim excciil inner wrenched the ax emt of thu vv I'llid, wielded it again, mid struck the mininal high up on thu buck of the) le ad; again he wrenched thu ux out of tho wound, anil Kiieeoided at last in cutting the. head off. The crowd malted to tho lie.idl ss trunk, some to try t catch some dr ip , of blood, which tho peasants think has soino kind of magical effect to cur.) oer I tin discuses: others lo satisfy their mor bid ciifiosit v. Iu fact, a horrible und disgusting sccuti took phico, several men and women fainting. J'.very one agrees that Hiich a disgraceful spcclaclo must never liiol'i) bike place in Pennmik, and tho Minister of Justice 1ms already, with tiraiseworth aimed, declared bis inten tion (o bring in n short bill providing for execution by mouiisof Iho guillotine und within the precincts of a prison. A (ii:Ni:it.Ui Swindm:. Tlio en fire whirl. stall' of tho Lanaiia company, owns the Hue stenimrs tliat 1111 on liaiie ('unto, laivo for vears past oeen systematically robbing their employers. I'.vei-v cinnlovct' of tho coinpany, lioin it.......:..., I. I ill I'll lilt I'OVS, IS 1111- SiVuTmV had formed themselves !, it fraternity; U'kct.s W ! ; books falsified, mid n,,,," ',, I!,"'rtiVi association met ovcr.v- month t. n.; i . tbeir accounts and divide the spoil, ibo fonipanv remained in igiioranco o tuese d . , vdations until they were mfon.ied I v 11 dismissed nteward, xvhoso silence his confederates had refused to purebao yen, finning to allow him a share of the pfuudc'" Nearly " " 1WS M0 in custody. ..Tom Thumb and his Is Ik'BlKKSS. much tnat tncy uiu who unve g.o , . -lV ,lnvn opened nolongcrcur.os. ua, , a nmseiim iu ' ,, " u ollfv.ti1i1,1 attractions a pair vi of their own sizo. A TEUItlBLE ULSrONSIBILlTY. Tlio Sluii Wliii Cnrrlcil Ibo Moiifjr lor I'llrlc Sillll. Very few people know the inside his- lorv of Bi istow's light with tho express companies when ho was Hecrolary of (he ireasliry, says a iishington letter. 1 ho x press companies mado wuat Jlr. isns- low thought were exorbitant ediarges for i rviug currency to the grout distribut ing point of the New York Sub-Tn usury. lie told tho companies that it lower raio must b,i conceded or ho would lake thu business away from Hum. Tho com panies were delimit. This is the way tho express companies were circumvented. lho Secretary so- leehd it trusty speei d agent of tho Tiec.-urv, who simply put. tlio enrrcney in a valise and went over to ev lorlt n:t an ordii.ury piss nger on the night train. I liomas C.iv munch, tlio Deputy rscr- gt aul-a(-.A' nn uutler tho gallant Colonel Ho lo r in thu House, wan Iho special ag a:t selected for this work. He is it I: !i, broad-shonldcn.il, tlcep chesled, l.i.iidv-looking i iieciincn of hiuuaiiitv, square, resolute, silll-bvowncd face is act t ntuatc'l l v a crisp, curling mons- taeh", coiiiph tcly biding bis mouth. His straight nose, clear blue e yi s, anil S'lii.u'c j.iw ; stand out iu a face remarka ble for its combination of good nature and iiott )-i : l ition. Mr. Cnvuiiaugh n-.i .1 to t.i t cut lioin lh;; i Mice t, (ho S'-er. niry of lh' Tiv.i.-iirv after night wi:h a Villi jo sirip'y slull'ed with govern ment cm rcliey. One Mghl iic had ill his bag $7"0,000 iu ;;i -eiil a. 'h i. F.vciy dollar ever cil-tru-1, d to him was safely carried. Not a p iiuv wa.". ever lo-.t. (lis pay from tho Treic ury was his regular one, per day and 1 1 is 'travel! a,; i xp Ufli s. He gave 110 b.eals for this vmik, ns tho law reeog- !.: - no Mich way of earning such fnn-'iM. Tho S eretary bad absnlutely no pro teclioli b yniid CivaliKUgb's individual ho:e r. Ii he had run away with an mid million at my time, ho could not have 1. .si pics cutcd for more than a breach ol trust. In the carrying of this money C iv inaugh cairi.-d more than his life iu his haiiii-.. If i! ware even susjicclcd thai In- was earning such sums ovit ill a section i i i: New Voi'k si a p. r, as nu or iiieary pass, nger, bo woiihl ccitainly bail' been alla"ked. If ho laid been i-i bli.il, nothing but histl ath in defend ing hh li :: c, uhl have saved him fn uil lh. vvi.il.il of h' ie.r ela-s.'d by iniiliy as a gu'ity p.irlicip'tiii iu the robbery. To v.. id tie- las! ( 'avaiuuigh became very in i v . i 1! na si tii start out with bis i. y in in" hand and a revolver in an- i- ie r, hiiM :i in the in c!.i t of his great- :l. i f se e oupe l.s.k him down the nvc e. In the s!c ping-car, toward tho t, lc ijept but ltd'. Seme one was , a reaching' acros i his gashed throat I'. r th l.ionev pi.ic. d in his trust, it win a gc el !' f f when Ibis dreadful re- pon- 'i ilii came to an end and be was i' lc t.i g.i back to his ordinary duties. 'fodav Cavaiiangh is again carrviug ( iovei niiiciil moin y. Hi; is the ollieial who (:)'. h lroin tho Treasury the money ii '. 1 1- .1 in the bitsine: a otlieo of the Ser g, ant-at-Ai nn' (.Hlicc, whi lo the mcm Iicin are paid. Hank ca.-hiera and men in high Inist could lind much to f arn in the rugged, U'lasstiiuing inli grily of Thouias Cava i.atigh. An Aiiicriciiii Lord, Mr. William L. Winans, who was do iVated the oth. i' day in Loudon in his great biw.oiit against his landlord, Maiv !eiii.ie, is a 1 1 n ml 0 v of the liallimor family of that laonc, but ho lnus long lived ill the I'ritish ciipilal uml w ill proli aflv sp ml the I'' iiiaiuder ol his life lh- re, in he has a horror of crossing tho ocean, and has, been heard to say that he would not do so again for a million dollars. II.-has rented 11 dcer-luniting i'ango aixly miles long, extending clear at toss Scotland, It was to compel 0110 if lh' owners In evict all either teimnlH of Hie properly that he brought (he suit which bo has just lost. Mr. Winiins'a ein rnious wealth i.i principally invested 11 Loudon real estate, and he lives 111 one f the finest private houses in that city, ii 10 ol his great passions is to attend he circus. IL is related that twice A Haiti circus manager tried to play upon tins louiiiiesii ny enlarging jttr. Winans and his companion extortionate iric a for scats. Tho millionaire nidig lautlv icktd if tho othir wanted bim to iv for every sent m tuo tent. "That ft pi-1 w Hal l no warn, you to no, repiiett Kiiiglit 01 llio r.iiwuusi. -very wen, ji -.1.. o;, "I'll .,!,.. Still en. llinao.i, v...... . .jt . ..... nit nobody except myself and a friend t mi going to bring shall enter, ami you .... I.wnv.. IU I'VI'I'l I llllll Oil till' lllll have bought the whole performance, and 1m uu to have it. lino to his word, ou tho appointed night Mr. Winans am! a solitary friend appeared and hud tha whoh) circus to themselves, Mr. Winnni ..iicfullv btiidving up tho luiud-bills to see I hat l.'olhing was left out. Prolecllng his ( liarnctcr. (he shop of his tailor (ho other day, he said: "Sir, I owe you sixty ilollars. "Vcs, sir, you do." "And I havo owed it for ayoiu, "Von havo." , , ' "And this is the fifth postal card you have sent 1110 regarding tho debt?" 'l think it is tho fifth.' "ow, sir, whilo I cannot pay tho debt ,, perhaps another year, I propose) to protect my character as far as possible. Icr j are twelve two-cent stamps. ou can nso them in Hiding mo twdvo monthly statemonts of nccount ami can thus save your postal envds and my Icel ings at tin) sumo ti: " it is said that tho tailor has credited tweiitv-four cents on account, and a. els that 'ho has Bccnred moro of the debt lliau ho had auy rensou to hopofor. Vu-.v Yoiik citv has ivlopted tho Brush system of electric lights for illuminating il, nirenls. There is Biiftlcient evidence, iiimewr. to iustifv ouo in tho belief (hat tho idea of adopting n similar nyBteni for cb. lining tho streets hint never enteriK ,TU r,f tho authorities ot thai 1 city. Yonkera Statesman, AMERICAN FABLES. A Fox who was gamboling about had t he ill-luck to fall over n cliff, nud n he lay on the ground, unable to rise aud mill'ei'ing grout jni in, along came a Hare. "Well, aaid the Fox as ho looked up, "the lablcB arc turned. I am your bit ter enemy nud havo often pursued you with intent to murder, but now I am helpless and yon can take your revenge." "Do you e-xpeel me to kill you ?" "Naturally I do; aud I ask tho favor that you kill me with a club instead ot slowly torturing nie to death by singing: ' Only a Pansy Blossom.' " But the Hiiro determined to heap coals of fire em his head anil prove bur own forgiving spirit. She therefore brought him water und food, and nursed him until ho was cptite able to tidio care of himself. Tho very next day nfte-r they separated tho Hare was crossing a field w hen she found herself pursued by n Fox. After running a long distance she was overtaken, mid as sho was knocked over she recognized in her assailant tho very Fox w hoso life she had saved. "Why, you arc the Fox whom I mused 1" she cried. "Is that so?" "Of course it is I How could you fail to re;cogiiiAi me I" "Well, fools hKk so much alike that it is hard (o tell who from who. For fear of making a mistake I hIuiU eat you and let the next one go." TI1K t.MN AVI) Tim JACKALS. One day twoJacltalt were having a hot dispute as lo the origin ol 4111111, aud were about to eiimo to blows, when along came the Lion, aud asked: "My friends, what seems to te tho rumpus here? "1 claim tha. moil origiuutcd from the ape," exclaimed one. "And 1 contend that ho descended from tho fish," added the other. "Havo either of you auy documents oratUdavits?" "None." "Then I shall claim that man ia de scended from the giriille', and being ablo (o roar louder (hail both of you together, shall curry my tioint. Bo oil' with you, ami ri member that arguments en thonriiM (est the wind more or as much us they appeal to tho head." Detroit l'ne "President Lincoln's Height." Leonard W. Volk replies, ns follows, ia the January Onlur to a denial of hit stateiiii.'iit in regard to Lincoln's height : 1 have) read the coniniunicaliou in Th Cintiiri for October, und can only reiter ate that Abraham Lincoln was just six feet ouo inch when 1 measured him in April, lHtilt. As before stated, I placed hint back against the studio wall, and -jiiido it murk over bis head, as I hud done iu the ease of Senator Douglas, two years la-fore. I measured from the floor up to (be mark swrid (hues, iu order to be Hiiro I was right, desiring to know thu exact dilVcrence iu the heights of these two men, which wits just twelve inches. I thought Mr. Lincoln fuirly erect when 1 marked ou the wall. Possibly he might have stretched up an inch or (wo higher, but at (hut elate it is hardly possible ho could have expanded three inches in length! I am now reminded of a story lohl mo w hile at Springfield, a few yearn since, of Mr. Lincoln's faculty for stretch ing himself out in length. I did uot know eif this, however, at ho timo I measured him, or I uboitlt have n 1 pics ted him to givo his fullest height. The following is tho story : A wager was made 0110 day in Spring field between some friends of Mr. Lin coln and of O. M. Hatch, lute secretary of tho Stitto of Illinois (also it tall, Blender man), oh to their relative height. Mr. Hatch was first pieced ugairmt tho wall, so a mark could bo madu over his head, Mr. Lincoln remarking, at tho time, "Now, Hatch, stand fair." When tho mark was eluly mado, Mr. Lincoln was duly placed beside it, and at first Mr. Hatch's frienela declared that they had won tho wager. "Wait," said Mr. Lin coln. "The mark is not yet mado for me." Then ho bewail to strotcdi himuclf out liko India rubber, and went nearly two inches above Mr. Ifatch's mark, our- rviuir oil' tho stakes amidst tho shouts and laughter eif tho bystundein Iu tho tin h lei of tiio statue x maun 01 him hi 1878, I represent him six feet three and a half inches high, which is over his real life-size. Mr. Lincoln looked taller than be really was, owing to his thiu, bony, lank lorm. Sew Year OppnrtuuUtoH. llcv. Dr. Pullman in his Now"Y;M seruion argued tho importance of begin ing well iho new your. To do this they should imitate the example of the prudent merchant who balanced his accounts regularly at tho closo ot each year to ascertain tho amount of his gains and losses with tho view of shaping tho future nianagomont of hia business. No man could shirk tho responsibilities of his notions by finding another willuig to take upon himself the burden of liw mutt triuisHTesaioiia,- nor was it powuWo lo repair Wliu.K Many Demon in rlifo Tquanefed .way beir youth .i '.. .,..k .dwiitt the world in (hour o ago to find some scapegoat upon whom to fix tbe responsi uhtv. It was therefore wise to consider low they houhl enter upon mo now jnii. pccumtiity " wio . .:, .V that although it would be like the yctus that hud passed away so far as the sue- eessioti 01 me Bennotm inww would be to each uiumuuai entirely different from all that had preceded it. It would involve oacu one 01 ma uonrora iu n new set ot circumstances and sur roundings unlike MvytniUR experteuceu in tho past ana giving uirimoucw uoi und napa-altons.. 11 was iu euu i-r very man to shape his own course in the future, aud nothing was more certain thivu that men would continue to follow through, tho now yoar that course in dicated by the imgle at which they en tered upou it. -ent to tho mau-p ""i',, jijuaia. ,ue contraotd the mor farlou 4 MM.