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THE HOME JOURNAL.
VOLUME XXII. GENERAL NEWS. Palatka, Fin, is to Lave a $200,000 hotel. North Carolina boa sixty-four cotton factories. TheiiE is a Mormon church at Aber deen, Ala. The salted mul et trade of Florida is increasing. I East Mississippi Devon cattle are very popular. Pea-tct growing to Florida is being warmly advocoted. Tra ruliug price of orangog in Tampa, ii $10 per thousand. Tm Assessed valuation of property in Texas is $.520, 000,000. TnzBE are nine negroes in the now legiilflture of Virginia. The domestication of buffalo calves is to be attempted in Arkansas, It is asserted that no other stato can mike such a show in cool as Alabama There are over 50,000 miles of un broken pine forest in Southeast Georgia. Thebb are only forty-seven couutics la Georgia in which it is lawful to sell liquor. Texas is said to produce aliout one bslf the cotton raised in the United states. A Society for the Prevention of Cruel ty lo Animala has been organized in Chat tanooga. A oottox compress, ga works and a itrwt railway are being constructed at Pensacola. A laxd syndicate has bought 60,000 icresof land in Clay county, Mississippi !or $75,000. Twenty cotton mills in Alabama aro paying an average of fifteen per cent per uuram in dividends. Thb St. James Hotel at Tallahassee s exchanging its entire corps of black lervants for white ones. Cooeeville, lenn., bids fair to bo urne an oil region. Three wells sunk here recently have struck oil Tm United States Conrt in Savannah i advertising for "good, houest and re ponsilje men" to act as jurors. A glass factory will be established in iittle Rock. The building will coat 10,000, exclusive of the real estate. The plana for the Exposition building it Birmingham have been approved by he Board of Arrangements and bids ad 'erttsed for. Upon the recent visit of the agent of the unerican Bible Society to Wenkloy ounty, Tenn., 750 families were found rithont Bibles. The It )me(Ga.) cotton factory, which m been in operation eighteen months, wi doubled its machinery, and now runs light and day. It is now claimod that the south is letting to be the best market iu the korld for machinery and mechanical np- iliancea of all kinds. From an orange tree owned by Captain IJhikes, of Lake City, Florida, he sold 17 worth of fruit Inst season. Ho will pa better this season. Two hundred thousand dollars' worth If gold (Inst bus been shipped to tho If hiladelphia mint from the Coco Creek oia mines in l onnessoe. A company of Indiana capitalists are tontemplating tho erection of a jute fac tory at Memphis. The building and ma- tainery will cost $150,000. The State Controller of Florida has leaded that merchants selling brandiod iencb.es, cherries, eo., must pay the re- 0 liquor dealers' license. The ore from the Magrudor silver nine in Washington county, Ga., assays tout $18 to the ton. A smelter is to be 'to np at the mine very soon. Texas farmers sold last year $59,000, W worth of cotton, $53,000 worth of llle, $7,000,000 worth of wool and ront on $1,000,000 worth of horses and uilet, Thi eloctrio licht company of 8avnn- paku resolved to rebuild their towers W Mn&me business. $25,000 in bonds M placed on the market to secure M for that nnrnose. I Tir, FWching oomoletinn. will ba the finest frick building in tho State of Arkansas, r1"1 one of the largest and most con sent in the Southwest appropriation of $150,000 was ,0W for the new extension to the TJni- Wnity of Alabama, This extension will iamodate over 800 students and will "M treatW f,t. ...,f.,i., a, TTi. 'nity. . W. M. Dukes, of Lake City, Flo., to a orange tree on his place that anre five feet and three inches iu OKumference three foet above the Pwui na the oranges gathered thii been neany all reclaimed from tht toon. To apple crop of Virginia is bo large "UiSeainn that . . xnol.lo til . 4 bwl, and the fruit is being loaded ""talkon the cars. One gentleman "b Baltimore last week bought 20,000 T from it sold tor $67. Sunm Mackby, of New South Wales, ?ed 1,500,000 sheep lost year, and ye ha expects to hare 2,500,000. "Mas run 700 miles in one direction, S4 eomprue 5,000,000 acres, and have barrels m Augusta county at pricesrang wg from $1.50 f, $2 per barrel. On account of the drouth, which soemi to be prevalent all over the eountry, tlw orungecropof Florida ismaturing slowly, and tho fmit is somewhat smallor than usual, but the prospect for a good crop is considered excellent. Tho yield is ex pected to be much larger than lust year's. Chattanooga Times: At Duytou the Coal and Iron Company havo struck it rich by discovering six new veins of coal. Each of t ese veins lends into tho conter of the mountain, whore it is almost a Solid muss of flno call. About 200,000 bushels per day will be taken out of these veins. New Orleans claims to bo tho beBt port in the United States, and the papers of that city do not hesitate to mention that fact occasionally. Tho jetties are supposed to bo in successful operation ; at any ratothey have p ovided n chauuo through which the htonni hip Hilvortoli passe 1 the other day, (hawing twenty five feet of water. Tho Silvorton car ried out a cargo equal in bulk to 13,780 bales. Tho Silverion, by tho way, has been engaged U lay tho new ealile for James (Ion Ion Ilenuett and J. W. Muckay. EDITOKUL XOTES. The waters around Florida, tho Med iterranean and tho Bahamas supply most of the sponges. Tho Florida p ngo is coarse and die ip. 1 hat from tho Med iterranean is used iu Biirgery, but the fini'-t and costliest spongo is from the Bahamas. The harvest of sponges hist nix nit eight months iu the Year, and dur ing that time skillfid divers make as much as 10 a day each gathering them. It requires from twelve to fourteen months fur a spongo togct its growth. Acoordino to ( icucral 1 adeau, our minister to Cuba, tho trade relations be tween the little island and tho United States coidd not be in a worse condition. Owing to our nearness to Cuba, Amer ican merchants should havo almost n monopoly of trade, but tho existing tarifl rateo practically shut them out, while Great Britain and Germany got every thing. As nn imtnnt-e of tho effect ol tho unjust laws against American goods, he siiks that flour from this country it first shipped to Spain, thence to Cuba, aud Bold for considerable less than thai which is sent direct to the island. Tiie flftt ground wai broken in Ful man, 111 , three years ago, and now it ha 0,003 inhabitants. It has a lesson fm Atlanta in its waterworks and its sower ago. 'J ho system of sewerage is admir able. 1 ho refuse of the town flows to an immense cistern under tho water tower. The steam power is used to pump the sewerage to tho towu farm of 15,0()C acros which is thus irrigated and en riched. The profit-on the farm under Urn system of culture w hen it had only sixtj acros was $8,500. Thi land was consid ered exhausted and worthless. 'J he suc cess of this experiment snggests a nen nso and value for city sewerage. Adulteration of food is a growing disgraco iu tho United States where the people eat more impure nnd unwhole some matter than anywhere elso in the world. As long ns the black art was confined to the luxuries it mado little difference, but the necessaries of life are now tampered by some of its most cun ning tricks. Tho many adulterations ol flour and sugar represent a vast amount of vicious enterprise. Startling analyses and repeated exposures of theso frauds seem only to iicrenso the daring energy of their perpetrations Tho baby born in a poor American family to-day start life with the prospect of eating far more than the proverbiid peck of diit said to bo destined for every human Btomach. The Chinese Minister nt Washington says he has received many tenders of ser vico from cx-offlcors of tho union and confederate armies, but ho has told them idl that their acceptance or rejection rests with tho home viceroys. Ho docs not think the trouble with France admits ol mediation, which would naturally result in a oompromiso. China, ho soys, ran notaccept a compromise in a enso that iu volves the integrity of her territory and tho control or her own subjects. His country, he adds, doos not dread a wot with France. Her army is wel officered by European soldiers of experience and capaci y, and its equipment is up to modern standards. '1 he reported medi- ation of the United States is, therefore, believed to be without foundation. China is probably ready toflght, and shecouuts, no doubt, on a long war and the creation of expenses that tho Frenoh people will not be apt to stand np to. Willi E cotton and grain are moving across the water as rapidly as at some other periods, the exports of provision, nnnrflrodented. and there are no in dications of adecreascd movement. The t imY. hif are more than exports vi uu . .i...,uMl while there has been a hand- some inerenss in the amount of bacon andhams exported. Lard and pork a so show increased figures, The totals for WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, DECEMBER 5, 1883. October are wonderful. Fresh boef. which in the same month last year, amounted to 8,000,000 pounds, runs up to nearly 13,000,000 pounds. Bacon allows on increase for the month 22,000,- 000 pounds, or a total of 27,000,000 pounds, while the export of hams is three times greater than that of hint year, or over 3,000,000 pound. The ex-1 port of pork in October was 8,000,000 pounds, as compared with 3,000,000 pounds in 1882. Tallow shares in the general increase. During the month of October there wore 6,000,000 pounds ex ported, an improvement of 4,000,000 pounds over tho corresponding period of last year, and for the twelvemonths there were 52,000,000 pounds exported, an increase of 11,000,000 pounds over that of 1882. The total value of pro visions nnd tallow for tho twelve months ending October 31 was neoriy $09,000,. 000, while for 1882 it is $80,000,000. It is cold comfort to talk of money, but this country has so many rich mnn that they constitute ono of tho stuplo themes of gossip. Everybody knows about the Vnnderbilts, tho Astors and Jay Gould. In tho class of sum lot for tunes aro somo names worth mention ing The wealthiest men in Philadel phia aro said to bo Frank Droxtl, I. V. Williamson aud William Weight man, the quinine monopo ist, W. W. Corcoran, of Washington, is known everywhere for his charities. Givingwjth a lavish hand has not left his fortune less than f 1,000, -000. Josepi Willard ranks next in the District of Columbia, and scrupulously conceals the amount of his lucro. Fred. Anio, of Boston, is credited with $20, 000,000, and John M. Forbes, of tho same city, scullles nlongon $15,000,000. t lcveland has her John D. Kockafeller, with $15,000,000. Cyrus McCormick, of (. hicsgo rates along near those fig ures, and J. U. Wado, of Chicago, has about half as much. Some people say Phil Armour is tho richest man in Chicago, but he gambles heavily and his figure is uncertain Aloxandci Mit chell, of Milwaukee, flies among tho king liccswith $10,000,000. Henry Shaw leads tho St. Louis list with $8,000,1 00, and is a bachelor. David Swiuton, of Cincinnati, has ns many millions as he has lingers on his right hand. John Hill, of St Paul, counts to noarly $10 000,000. 'I ho south f uruwlics vory few millionaires. 1 ho richest of these is A. S. Abell, of the Baltimore Sun, who must havo nearly $20,000,000. Ross Wiuans has hardly less. Hie richest man in Richmond is James B. Puce with $15, 000,000. W. B. Smith, of Charleston, has over a million Joseph E. Brown, of Atlanta, is put down at all figures from $(,000,000 hi $5,000,000. Ed. Richard -son, of Mississippi, is tho largest cotton planter in tho wor.d. and has S5,00!),000. A Lessen In Boxing. "Pa told my chum and me that it was no harm to learn to box, cause we could defend oimolves, and he said ho used to bo a holy terror with the boxing gloves when ho was a boy, and he has been giving us lessons. Well, ho is no slouch now I tell you, and handles himself pretty well for a church member. I read in tho paper how Zaeh Chandler J)l ayed it on Conkling by getting Jem dace, the prize tighter, to knock him silly, and 1 asked pa if ho wouldn't let mo bring o poor bov, who had no father to teach him boxing, to our house to learn to box, and pa Biiid certainly, fetch him along. Ho said ho would be glad to do anything for a poor orphan. So 1 went down m the llnrd ward and got an Irish boy by the name of Duffy, who can knock the socks off of any boy in tho ward, lie lit a prizo tight once. It would have made you laugh to see pa tell him how to hold his hands and how to guard his lace, lie told Dully not to be afraid, but t strike out and bit for keeps. Dully said he was afraid pa would get mad if lie hit him, and pa naid, ' Nonsense, boy, knock mo down if you can, audi will laugh ha! ha! Well, Duffy ho hauled back and gavo pa one in the nose and unother m notn eyes, and cuffed him on tho ear and punched him in tho suuneh, and lammed him in the mouth and made his teeth bleed, and then ho gave him a side-windor in both eyes, and pa pulled off tho boxing cloves and gralitied a chair, and we ad journed and went down stairs as though there w as a panic. 1 haven't seen pa . - t I - I nil since, was ins eye very omen ; "Black? I should say so," said the grocery man. "And ins nose socmen to bo trying to look in his left ear. He was tit tho market buying beefsteak to Dut on it." J'erk's Sun. Texas Fever. Allerton, tho Chicago cattle dealer, denies that there is pleiiro-pneumoma among cattle in the United States. He says- "They havo been locking up cattle in native yards or fields formerly occu pied by tick-covered Texas steers. VVhen the texas cattle are Bhipped to tho East many of them aro covered with little nests of 'ticks,' or bugs, and these in sects fall off to the ground and crawl ovcrthe grass. It the herds aro changed, ns they usually are, it often happens that the native cattlo got into the Texas pastures. Tho unlive cattle tat the gross covered with these poisonous green ticks, mid in a short time got sick and show symptoms of whnt is termed plouro-pueunioma. am it not pleuro-pneumonin. It is easily cured. Give a steer a lot of green ooru, and see how quickly this dreadful thig JbvT tlk wjll dUappear," GETTING 0LT OF THE AUMT. Why Young Men Knll.t, mul Why Tlu-y Wish Iu Ho Free AkuIii. WuxliinKton Lotter In I'liiUtlrlphla n.ccord.1 Mothers and fathers aro constantly applying to the Secretary of War for the disehargo of their sons from tho army. As a result he has to talk to a dozen or two agonized parents every day. As a rulo they represent that their sons weru under lawful ugo when they enlisted. If they can prove this their sons aro discharged. When they can't they complain that it is unjust to hold a young man to a contract which he concluded impulsively in a moment of desp. -ration. Sometimes it was tho result of money troubles, sometimes of love troubles, and sometimes of family troubles. You would imagine, if you heard all these tales, that this was tho popular method of committing suicide. Most of our young soldiers uppcar to have taken up arms because of a sea of troubles. In almost every case tho young man is just about to desert. He sees nothing before him in tho army but the slavish monotonous life of a soldier without a cent aud without a future. Ho sees about him, if ho is iu tho West, as he usually is, splendid possibilities for a young man. They want to get out of tho army. They want to get at tho possi bilities. So they write to their people in tho East that they will desert un less they are honorably discharged from tho army by a certain dav. Thereupon the half-frantic mothers and fathers aud uncles and aunts Hock to the War Department. The War Department JioMs on like grim death to the few sol diers it has. The army grows smaller uav liv (lav. A years desertions deci mate, it as a battle would. There, aro only 20.000 men in nil. Thev are drop ping out bv twos, threes, dozens every day. The fascinating recruiting agents do not charm enough recruits to make nil for tho losses. So tho War Depart ment fights for its soldiers ns its sol diers ought to light for it. When they desert they aro chased, if enough sol diers remain in the garrison. If tho deserters are caught they aro tried by court-martial and sentenced to two years' imprisonment at hard labor iu tho military prison at Fort Leaven worth, Kan. At tho expiration of his term of imprisonment ho is dishonors bly discharged from the service of the United States. I would adviso young men to keep out of tho army, until at least tho army grows bettor. Perhaps it w ill never grow better unless they grow better, and unless ruoro of them co into it. Bacteria. Bacteria have their uamo from their rod-like shape. They uro vegetation so minute as to be visible onlv by the aid of powertul microscopes, lliey iiiulti 1)1 v by division, each rod separating in to two parts. Then each part speedily becomes a complete whole, but soon divides into two parts. It will be seen what countless num bers must result. The view has been extensively adopted that theso micro scopic vegetations aro the actual poison that produces most infectious diseases, Prof. Lionel Bcale, F. It. S., knighted for his attainments in microscopy nnd medicine, is not prepared to accept this, Wo present a condensed statement ol his views. Tho tongue is constantly covered by whole forests of bacteria. Millions pass into tho stomach whenever w swallow. It is the samo with all ani mals. Every vegetable and fruit and leaf also contains countless numbers, So docs the air wo breathe and the water wo drink. All disintegration and decay facilitates the growth of this mi nute vegetation. It is certain now, that bacteria in largo quantities aro constantly passing into the alimentary canal of men and ani mals without doing harm. Thero is probably not a part of tho body of any one of us, one-quarter of an inch in diameter, where their germs are not present. So small are they that they pass freely into tho substance of every organ. They exist within ns, oven iu the blood, w ithout disturbing us iu any way. In disease their numbers aro vastly increased. "I have seen every purt ol the stomach, the small and largo intes tines, tilled with curdled milk which, when placed under tho microscope, seemed to bo almost composed of bac teria. But this probably did not origin ate tho disorder, but resulted from the prior diseased stato of tho secretions. It is still on open question whether in fectious diseases originate from some special kind of death-carrying bacteria; or from practices wholly independent of all such organisms. Though some evidence has been adduced in favor of the first hypothesis, many new facts must bo discovered beforo the problem is solved." Government Wit. Tho following is tho formal report of a young pension examiner, presented in all seriousness, on a pension claim. It need not be stated that the letter critio of the division returned it with instruc tions to the writer: Bin: In the claim for invalid pension. No. Mm, of Juool) Fresh, d Independent Ohio cavalry volunteers, t he claimant alleges that he was engaged in a hund-to-hand flu-lit with 1i!k suher lor a distance of live miles, near llultonrille, Vs., July 2, 1HH3, and that, wliile in mtld tight, he was out in the right arm and shut in the left arm and leg. The claim li tnudmisslhlo without further and more dutl nite Information. The claimant Is therefore required, with the return of this letter, to Kta t under oath, what caused him to get into a tight with bis saber; what kind of a Fuller was it he got into a tight with; how he happened to have a hand to-hand fight with it; whether ho had hands; whether there were any witnesses present during the tiffht; how no inaiingod to get shot while lighting with his saber; whether It was a shooting snhor; whother lie believes the saber shot him; whether It shot anybody else; whether he shot It: how many hoU were tired; who fired the first shot; whether the noldier was in the hahitof fighting his saber; bow long a time he fought it. and whether ho had ever fought any other saber. It should be shown by competent testimony whether the soldier shot the saber or the Milu r i-hot the soldier. It should also be Hhnwn w hether they fought for a dtstunee of five miles apart or the saber wu five mtlei Wii. )Wf reepwww. TIIE J0KEITS BUDGET. H II IT l mil IN Til K IM'.llOUOl t I'AI'UKH TO H.M1I.K OVfclt. WANTED A WIIUTIXfl. I know a pair of Ihivs beside whom even Helen's It dues must have dwindled and grown lame. Naughty, wilful, mis chievous, loving little scamps. They were nt times ns soundly thrashed ns a rat Her Koft'hcurtcd father would permit, Fur time they would mind; lint they wouldn't stnv minded." to mo a child ish expression. Nothing seemed so forcible a method of punishment as tak ing away their spending-money a fow pennies each day. r or some particularly grievous oftense this watt resorted to two or three days bifore the Fourth of July, and great was their grief and indignation. ery early the next morning the father, who had visited this upon them, was awakened by hearing them at the chamber door crying. "Hoys "Oh, papal" 'Boys go back to your room I" "Oh, papa dear papa won't you please give us our pennies and go back to the whippings?' rr.ANTATioN mii-oHoi-iiY. Dnr is a hundred seekers arlcr money whnr dar is ono seeker arter happiness. woam t gotno respeek fur do stingy man, nor fur do fuller what lungs his money away. A mnn s awkward shape mil t no argu ment ngin his 'prccintion oh do liner jiints uli life. A olo black cur ain't putty, but he's powerful foil' oh honey. I)o poHNom was nelier thought ter liali much sense, but he's mighty smart. He has fooled many a man in pretendiu' like ho was dead, while the coon, w hat all ob de niiimals call jedge, r'ars arouu' an' neber fails ter git hurt I has often heerd tint do lien is tic cheapes'. Dis doan' hole good in nil discs, fur I 11 lie dinged t'f tie cheapen way ter lib is do lies'. A man mimt tell nie tint bread nu' iugmis is better tb-ii breiid, meat, 'Inters nn' ingons, but 1 wouldn't hclche him. It's mighty strange, but do biggest sinners in tie Worl' believes in de ebcr instill' tire oh de debil. I bus knowed many a good mnn what didn't believe (hit de debil was Imlf sich a powerful feller as de preachers said, nu' I has knowed many a thief tlat believed plieryibing he was told iihout de oh-mnn. I ain't got much confidence in dat'bginli what is based on fear. A convict nun work mighty hard 'case do oberseer is lookiu', but do Work is in In r done us well ns if he wun't lo'ced ter d ) it. Arkamaw Trawler, FRATRIISAL TTKR. In the Limn Kiln Club Judge Cbew-so nrose to tisk for information, lie wanted to know how strong the fraternal ties of such a club should bo considered. How far was ho obligated? "Brother CIicwho," replied the jiresi dent, "1 will read do folleriu' lur your benefit : "1. All meet heah on terms of equal ity, but de memlier who blacks stoves au' saws wood am not 'speeted to be so familiar as to ask do barber airnin' 817 per week to lend him his toof pick. "2. If you find a brudder in distress, aid him. Dar am no pertickler olijeck shun to takin' a mortgage on bis stove, iu case he wants to borry to' dollars iu cosh, but give him a little show befo' fo'closin' "3. Excnso a brudder'a faults as fur as you kin, but arter he Ims spit on your hnles about three times you kin con clude tint be aches to bo licked. "4 SHak well of ench odder; avoid wrangles au' blander; be ready to give gtsid advice; encourage sobriety an in dustry, Imt doan' let a man kick yet dog simply bekase ho sits on do stool nex' you in l'aradise Hall." Ihlruil Free j'rru. CRINO A FIRS BSOArK. The other day a prominent citizen of Detroit, savs the J-Wti PrcM, who has lie en greatiy interested in the subject of fire-escapes, was insiccting a building on East Woodhridgo strotd which had just Ikh'U equipied with balconies end ladders, and he summed np his opinion with: "Well, sir, there's no need of an aeei dent here iu case of fire. All any em ployee has to do iN to ctsilly step from a window to one of the balconies and do sceiitl in ierfect safety." At one o'clock Saturday afternoon, this samo citizen was in the same bund ing when some rags took fire on the fourth floor, a smudge aroBo, and an alarm was sounded for the steamers. "Fire 1 fire I" was echoed through the building, and tho employees rushed for the stairs iko friehtened sheep. Tho eminent citizen lost uis legs as soon as he heard tne cry ran twice around tho room without seeing the open loor. and finally brought up ut a win dow. The sash was hung on weights, and yet he pushed, pnlled and tugged m vain, ana llnaliy loweron wie top sbbu aud climbed over. As ho descended to the second balcony he left one coat-tnil on a nail, broke his watoii oiiain, aim took a tumble which lauded him on his baok, and he was there yelling "fire I' when the engines camo up. He had to be helped through a window and down Btairs, and when a heartless wretch in the crowd asked him how long he had practiced the "escaping" business, he replied : . "None o' your business, sir I Driver, take me home." A KB AT RETORT. Mr. Falls, a woll-known Irish sports man, happened one day to ride down a hound. The irascible but witty master attacked him in no very measured lan- "Shr," was the reply, "I'd haye yon reflect that I am Mr. Falls, of Duu- B8Thenanswer was ready: "I don't care If yon are Mr. Falls, of Niagara, you iha'u't ride over my hounds. Thb New Orleans Picayune saya that "genius does not require clean f 1 ' 8 i.i.... not. but we alwayi feel more 0PmfortW " -WaW Courkr, A TRAP J0R SEVEN. A WKMTEKN DKSI KIPTION Of AN IN. C'IDKNT IN HEAL 1.IFK OUT Til K UK. How Nrvrn Well Aroird Mm WVre Clrnnrd Out br T-Tbt I'nliiltil Hllrnre Which Knaurd. Catch a rat in a trap and he will fight Trap a man and well, you can't rely on him. It's according to the trap. In the heavy stage-couch as wo roll out of Lcadvillo are seven men. One is au army officer who has half a dozen scats to provo his bravery. Cut off from his command on the plains last summer by a sooro of Indians ho entrenched himself and fought tho baud olT until help arrived. Two of the others are desperadoes who havo killed their men. Three oftln ot hers are stalwart miners, each armed with two revolvers, and they lisik as if they would provo ugly custom ers iu a row. Tho seventh mnn might do somo shooting on a pinch, but he hopes there will be no pinch. Iu tho crowd aro teu revolvers, two derringers, three repent ing ri lies and four or five bowie-knives; and there is perfect good feeling as the slngo rolls along. It is tacitly under stood that the army ollicer is to assume command in cam) the coach is attacked, and that all are to keep cool aud tiro to kill. It is ten o'clock in the morning. The windows are down and the passengers are smoking and talking and seeking for comfortable positions. The ooach has just reached the top of a hill, when ev ery horse is suddenly pulled up. "If it's a b'ur we'll have some fun," growled one of tho miners, as he put his head nut of tho window. "If it's a roblM-r, gimmo tho fust pop nt him," whispered oue of the despera does. No one could cay what the trouble was when a wiry little chap, about five feet six inolies tall, with black eyes and liair, clean face and thin lips, apHnrcd at the left-hand door with a eticked re volver in cither hand and said: "dents, lam sorry to disturb yon, but I've got to mako a raise this morn ing. Pit oho leave your shooters and climb down here, ono at a time." It was sudden. It was so sudden that it took ten seconds to understand tho drift of his remarks. Then every eye turned to the right-hand door, and tho two revolvers held by a second robber were seen at the open window. It was a trap. The rats were caught, and would they tight? "(louts, I'm growing a leetlu impa tient." continued the first roblier, "iiud I want to see the procession begin to move." Let's soo. The captain was to lead us, and we were to bo cool and fire to kill But the captain was growing white around the mouth, and nobody had n weapon in hand. The rats were not go ing to fight. Ono of the miners opened the door and descended, anil the other six humbly followed. The seven were drawn up in Hue across the road, and wliile one roblier held his shooter ou the line he coolly observed to his partner: "Now, William, remove the weaous from the coach and then search these gentlemen." As William olieyed, every victim was ordered to hold his hands above his head, ami whatever plunder was taken from their pockets was dropped into William's hat. l'our gold watches, two diamond piuH, a teleset)H a diamond ring, a gold bodgo and 81, '200 in cash changed hands iu ten minutes. Not a man had a word to say. The driver of the coach did not leave bis seat nnd was not interfered with. When the last man had been plundered, the genteel Dick Turpiu ob served kindly: "You are the most deocnt set of men I ever robbed, and if times weren't so darned hard I'd mako each of you a present of $10. Now, then, climb back to your places, and the coach will go on. The orowd got iuaud the vehicle re sumed its journey. Not a weapon, a tiuiopicoe or a dollar had been saved. Seven well armed men bad been cleaned out by two, and not a shot fired nor a wound given. Aulo after unto was passed in silence, and finally the seventh man, tho ono who might llgnt ou a pinch nut dii dn't, plaintively suggested: "Can t some of you gentlen you gentlemen think of a few remarks which would be apropos to the occasion? No one oonld, and the silcuco was re sumed Seattle Foit-Intclliyencer. 1,1 nciil n in Richmond. After Biehinoiid had fallen into tho hands of the Federal forces the Cabinet room of the Capitol was kept in exactly the Himio condition as when occupied by Jeff Davis, l'ro-ident Lincoln, it will bo remembered, arrived the day after the surrender, nnd while walking through the building, innpecting tlio headquarters of the Confederacy, camo to this room. Uodfioy Weitzel, who was in charge, said; "Mr. President, this is tho chair occupied by President Duvis."ond motioned tho President to Hit down. Xt was a irving iu..i. thoso present expected to Bee o look of triumph in his face as ho performed the act which signalized the complete down fall of the Hebellion. Mr. Lincoln ap proaehod wearily, sat down without a 1 , . i i l.nn.l rll ititiintfl word, and as ms gteui nmm broad hands there was an oppressive si lence. His mind seemed to bo wander ing back through the dark years of bloodshed and c.irnngo. He saw visions .i..tl. ,,f broken family circles, loss of treasure, nnd the little mounds that dot the South miller wiucu sioep mo Northern dead. Ho did not utter a word, but heaved a deep sigh, and even to this day the warriors who stood in bin nresenco at the time tell the story with tears in their eyes. Washington letter. "Tnn Chinese must fro!" Is now a Salt Lake City shibboleth. An ordi nance is before the Common Council for compelling the wash-houses to remove onbiido tho oity limits. John explains the matter thus: "Chinaman ho tend own business; he wnshee olothes, ana ho hab no one, two, three wives, alle same Mormlon; Mormlon he wanteo us away mn A vnulrnn nn mntlAV. Ift UO T VTMU UjuBlirwpWcU NUMBER 40. COMMUNISM IX AFRICA. Sum of the Plemuro of Living Wlier There la Free Ownership of l.mitl. Tho traveler coming fresh from F.urnpo into Damtiralaml, suys C. O. jomner, in the ropuiar science Monthly, is struck bv tho complete communistic freedom with which every man appropriates the land and its natural products. Boads havo been worn through tho thickets by footmen, and tho heavy ox wagons, and the chief villages aro connected by a kind ot highway, but no ono is obliged to keep the road if ho does not want to. They are of no more significance than the Zebra or rhinoceros tracks which led to the drinking places before man ap peared in the country; and there is no reason why the traveler should not mako n new road at pleasure. Tho lastiiriigo is fieo for the teamster's iiingrv cattle, the wood for the fire needed to cook his supper. If a stray spark sets tho grass on iiro no ono thinks of complaining; if a hunter com mits devastation among the game, the native may grumble nt the waste, but he will not imagine that his rights aro trespassed upon, or venture to interfere with the proceedings. The game is as much the stranger's as his. If one sees a spot that pleases him he is at liberty to settle upon it and build himself a house there. If any objection is iiiudo to the stranger, nothing worse happens than that something unreasonable is de manded of him iu tho same way that peoplo in other parts of the world are not ashamed to overreach strangers; this is not so easily done, however, it the intruder is a native or a member ot the samo tribe, and even if a stranger, if he does not allow himself to be scared away, is at hist, permitted to remain un disturbed. Whoever settles in any par ticular spot must, however, expect that other persons, finding it wi ll supplied with water and pasturage, will bring their herds there too; and it is tho practice of tho Herero, when they wish to got rid of un unwelcome neighbor, notwithstanding their t oinmituisui, to bring up so many herds mid establish so many cattlo ranges about bis house that he becomes disgusted with the frequent intrusions and isihliged to go away from the exhausted tract. Some of the Keren) chiefs have recently begun to drive single settlers away by force, but they are actuated by ulterior political views. The people are not disposed to grudge a stranger the particular spot ol laud he occupies, but they w ish to drive foreigners out of the count rv altogether. fho Breeches Bible. Mr. W. It. Hubbard, of Hamilto-, Mass., has in his possession an inter esting old Bible. The title page of tho Old Testament is torn away; but tho title page of the New Testament reads: "The New Testament of our Lord Jesus Christ, translated out of Oreoke by Thood. Beza; with brief summaries and expositions upon the hard places by the said Author lsac Camaraud P. Lo saler Villorvis. Englished by L. Thom son. Together with tho annotations of Fr. Iiindns upon tho llevclation of St. ( John. Imprinted at London, by Bob ert Barker, Printer to the King s most excellent Majestic, KiOll." Tho blank pngo at the beginning of tho Old Test ament lias the following inscription: "Jacob Averell, Jiinr. His Bible, had it Bound Juno lit, 17H1, prise 'IC. 15s. l)d." "Jacob Averell, Jnnr. this hand and pen of mine which may Let you know that I was born in tho year Yl'l'X" "William Hubbard's Bible Bought at Auction April f.th A. D. 1H1U. Daniel ltixhy, auctioneer, it being the property of Jacob Averell, Deceased. This edi tion of tho Biblo is that commonly called "The Bishop's Bible," which was first published iu l.rli8, forty-three years beforo our present version, which was first published in 1011. It has the distinction also of being called "The Breeches Bible," on account of tho word "breeches" being used in tho 7th verso of tho .'id chapter of U miosis, instead of the word "apron," used in tho present version. Tho old version reads as fol lows: "Then the eyes of them both weru opened, and they know that they were naked, and thoy sewed liggo tree leaues together and made thomsclucs breeches." This is accompanied by a queer marginal note. The '20th verso of tho same chapter suys: "Aud the man called his wines numo llona, bo- cause alio was tho mother of all liuiug." The Effect of Chicago Sand-Bagging "I havo a cose of pulsating ex-oph-thitlmus at tho Michael Kceso Hoepital," said Dr. Boerno Bethmau to a reporter. "There have been but ten eases of the disease reported in America, Very few physicians ever met with case. I have been fortunate enough to sea on patient before this. My an Meot is a young man who was waylaid and Shagged. He has. suffered most from the throbbing in his eyes and the yeina running baok over his ktOutO, which aro greatly disteuded, and the ter--o,i ;. iii hia head. Both eyes are abnormally swollen aud protriuhng, aud the loft one is turnod toward the nose, causing him to see double. I account for his suffering aud present ooudition on the ground that ex-ophthalmus was produced by the blows he received on the back ol the head. The internal carotid artery, which carries blood to the brain, and tne large vein wmcn carries blood from tne brain to tho heart run closely together lor about au inch at the base ot the Bkull. Well, where the blowa were received a slight fracture ot the skull took pluoe, iiud a spioulaof bone was driven through the vein and artery, so that the Wood from each obstructs the flow ci"00? , blood to thebraiu, on the ona ban the exhausted blood to other. The Ztt PriZ&e. ,he throbbing in h j, difficulty rXWwiUdieofapo. "lexy. "CMoag0 Aiw-, T lie merchant said be had some pretty good to 'P t bonw, thf concluded.,