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JQXJRNAX A VOLUME XXIII. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE. SEPTEMBER 3, 1884. NUMBER 2G. EDITORIAL NOTES. I)uuiy Women Women, oapccially thoao of the upper classes, bo are not obliged to keep tliemuclvci in con dition by work, loao, after middle ago, aomo Uuici earlier, ft considerable amount of their bight, not by stooping, an men do, but by actual collapse, linking down mainly to bo attributed to the perishing of tho muscles that lupporl tho framo. In conicqucnco of habitual and constant prcasuro of stays and dependence) of tho artificial support by them afforded. Every girl who wears Btaya that prist upon Uicao niusclei and restrict tho frco develop epment of the fibers that form them, relieving them of their natural duties of supporting the pine, iudced incapacitating them from so doing, may feel inro tho la preparing herself to be t dumpy woman. Thoucbt It na Answer la Prayer. Just betoro the late carthquako reached llanssquan, N. Y., tho corps of six "blood washed warriors" of tho Salvation Army was - engaged in holding an open air meoting. Itt shock was accompanied by a distinct vibration of tho buildings throughout tho town, and the people flocked to their doorways in alarm and wonder. A few minutet beforo the shock was fell the "captaiu" offered prayer. Sho wo somewhat discouraged by tho want of interest shown in tho Army by tin sun-browned people of tho town, and she said in her prayer that "Wo want Ood to conio in the fulness of Hit power and shako thit town uptido down." Borne of her hearers wore skeptical, but wken the earth shook they became greatly worried, and they havo not yet recovered from thoir fright. How Klalliigbiiry Died. Some facts about tho death of Lieut Kis lingbury, of tho Grccly party, havo como to tho knowledge of his brothers which havo not as yot been published. About twenty-three daya beforo tho eurvivora woro reacned, word came to tho dying men from tho watchers that I polar bear was seen. Kisliugbury rallied hit fast failing strength and led tho way with two othera following. Tho bear was shot, and it furnished food enough for tho remnant of tho party to pull through. They had been living OB strips of clothing. When Kisliugbury had brought the bear in ho said to Grccly : "That bear was tent by Providence" Kisliugbury bad before this last fall sustained a rupturo by tho falling of an iceberg. He. now failed fast and said : "Doys, it'a all up with mo. When I am dead bury me with my comrades in the Arctio regions." A few dayt beforo he died lie would crawl out of tho hut and lie with hia face to tho sun. Ho died Binging tho sol emn words of tho Ontology. WTiilo sinking into a peaceful slumber ho whispered these last worda: "Aggie! Aggie! Aggie!" nuanmghis first wifo. The Hliiiirlnniler Case. The efforts of the Itliinel.inder family, of Hew York, to provo William 0. llhinelandor in sane, eicito a good dual of comment. Nono of tho testimony thus far offered by experts and others la, in one sense, conclusive, but tho do termination to havo lthinelander placed in an . asylum, if possible, teems very firm and earn est. Tho latest atop, according to a state ment by hit wife, is the cutting off of hia al lowance, or at least its suspension, to that ho shall not havo money to pay counsel. Mrs. Khinclandcr stands up for her husband, any way, and all tho more as tho animus against him it developed. There it now no doubt that for a long timo beforo the shooting of Lawyer Drako vigorous efforts wero being mado to ef fect a separation, Drako being the medium em ployed by tho family. Sirs, lthinelander hat doolarcd at much, laying that each timo she called at Drako's office tho efforts wero re newed. Iihinolander's counter-effort with a pistol wat not exactly commendable, but it cer tainly looks as if he had received a good deal , of provocation. At for hit being really In- aano, that U very doubtful. Had lie not "gono below his station" for a wife, that question would probably never bo raised. Ho is a littlo 1 queer, and always was, but many men aro queer whoso minds, nevertheless, are quito sound. A Chinese Hlinve. Tho customer aeats himself erect on a stool or bench, with tho knowledgo that an hour must past beforo ho is released. The barber begins operations by carefully washing the victim's face, cars, and head with very warm Water, wiping off tho dripping parti with Wot towel. Ho then begins shaving the head, or rather around tho crown whero tho cuo be gins, commencing ovor the right ear and moving along until tho forehead and the lower ' part of the backhead are cleaned. He next posies to tho face and afterward to the neck. The cart are shaved and carefully brushed out and cleaned with delicate brushes and ingen' . lout instruments. The face, neck and arml are then washed and rubbed until tho skin Miumet a healthy pink. The tccond part ll somewhat like tho "Swedish movement euro.' Tho barber begins to turn and manipulate the bead and neck until every cord and musclo haa " been ttrotched, ' pinched and pulled. Tho ihonldort, arms and back aro also scientifically pounded and pulled until tho victim expresses adcBlre tohave tho manipulating stop. The ". cue is then nnbraided, combed and cleaned, i and again braided np and put in plaoo. Occa olonally, when a barbor dosirct to ahow great attention to a distinguished customer, ho robs : and pulls bit fingers and even hia toot, until - Uie Joints crock. Three Meala a Day. An English writer gives tome much-needed advice as to the times and frequency of meals. In hit opinion the present usual practice o! three moalt a day has good reason, at well as eoitom, In its favor. When work of any kind la bting done, whether mental or bodily, the Interval between taking food should not be so long as to entail domands on tho eyatom when 1U itore of material for the generation of force 1 exhausted. An ordinary full meal, in the cue of healthy man, it generally considered to have been completely digested and to have ; PMtedout of the stomach in four how t. A period of rest thould then bo granted to the lomach. Assuminu that two hourt are al lowed for this, the interval between one meal ' and another would be eix hours ; and this ao- cordi with the experience of most men. Du Xng rest and tleep thero la lest waste going on, "4 especially during aleep thero U a greatly J)tolaMclMtf ot (01 th9 funotioM of tbl body. The Interval, thercforo, between the last meal of one day and the first of the next may ue longer, ti it generally it, than between the several day mealt. Assuming that break fast bo taken about 8 or 9 o'clock, there should be a mid-day meal aliont 1 or 2. cb.r.,..,,. of this must depend on the nature of tho dav'i occupation ami tho convenience of tho indi vidual, v, II h women and children this it gen erally their hungry timo, and tho mid day repast, whether called luncheon or dinner, is the chief meal. Ho it is with tho niiddlo and laboring cluascs, for tho most part. Jlut foi merchants, professional men and others, whose occupations take them from homo all tiio day, mis is inconvenient, ami, moreover, it is not found conducive to health or comfort to take a full meal In tho midst of tho day'a work. There can, however, bo no doubt that much vfl Hint from utenipHnc to ko throoih thi day without food, and then with exhausted powers sitting down to a hearty mcaL Some thing of a light, easily digestible, but sustain ing character, should lj taken toward 1 or 3 o'clock. Thlnv and Oilil Venn Ago. The changes that have been wrought in thit country in the past thirty or forty years aro signally illustrated by tho manner in which candidates for tho Presidency aro informed of t lit i r nominations. Now, a considerable num ber of gentlemen fiolii all parts of the country wait upon the candidate and address him. Ho accepts and subsequently writes a letter for. mally giving hia views and opinion. Hut In those days distances wero too great, tiavcling too laborious and expensive fur a personal at tendance upon the candidate. He was notified by letter, an answer written mid the campaign begun, Gen. Taylor was nominated by tho Whig rouw-iilinii at Philadelphia. June 7, IhIH. On tho 10th a letter was Hint him at his resi dence, Baton ltouge, I.u. Moro than a month passed and no reply was received. At first tho delay was put down to his crotchety ways, but aa the timo neul on his lung sileuco began to wear the aspect of an alt rout. Thurlow Weed, who had Taylor in charge, grew desperate, and a meeting was actually held at Albany, whero til" propriety of withdrawing Taylor was dis cussed. Thero being no telegruphs, speedy communication was impossible, uud letter after letter had received no response, llowover, nothing wat doiio at that time, and tho politi cian! awaited developments. Ou July 22, nearly six weeks after tho nomination, tho postmaster at Baton Kongo wrote to tho Postmaster-General that of tho forty-tight letters aent to tho Dead Letter Office that mouth most of them wero for Gen. Taylor. This was be fore tho daya of prc-payments, when postage was ten cents. People frequently refused to tako out letters addressed to them and pay the postage. Gen. Taylor would not take his out of tho office. His mail cxp' uses had become too burdensome, ho said, and ho declined longer to liquidate. Subsequently learning that these lettert wero important, Taylor agreed to pay and they were accordingly aent back to him. Among them wat tho letter notifying him of hit nomination. So, after it had lain a month in the Baton ltouge postoffico and slowly traveled to Washington and back, Qcn. Tay lor answered by a brief and unsatisfactory cpiatlo. Tho Whig leaders wero so dissatisfied that they mado him write another, in which ha did bettor. Candidates of tho prosont day are almost as deliberate aa bo was about furnishing their letter! of acceptance, but it ia notbecauso tho announcement of their nomination is kick ing about the country postofficei, or held for non-payment of poBtago. LATER AEW& GEKKitAT. OEimtiKB. MuC'i.EtXAN presided at tho Now Jersey Democratic Stnto conven tion in Trenton. Presidential flotnirs wore nouiinuteil.nplatfnriu indorsing tho Nutiona1 DcmofTratiu lilutforni nntl cnndiimtos was adopted, nml nililic-st-t wero delivered by Governor Abbott, Congressman Mt'Adno and ollieis. Ax inimenje nsscnililngo witnessed the in stiilliitiimonlioXInstlti'V. Patrick J, Kyne asCntlinlii; nn hbislmp of l hiliiilelphhi. At tho Connecticut Ropublicnn Stnto con ventimi in New Haven, Henry H. Harrison was Humiliated for gnvenu iron tho second bal lot, receiving SVJ vntes to 1S7 fur Phineas C. biimslniry, nml ten tor William H. Hulkeley the remainder of the State ticket noniiimtcl i: Iui'ii A. C'iKik, licnt 'lmnt-goverii'ir: Clmrli'S A. Itussell, secretary of sliitn; italetv tino It. Cliaiiilieiliii, tieasurer; L. J. Menu son, of AViitcrbury, coiiiptroller. Presi'len- tinl eleeton wore also iiniiiiiiatisl nml n short platfirm indnrsingthe national platform wo adniiteil. tliivKiiNiin IitKl.AMi hnslieen n? iniiuiiiato.i by Ilio Texas Ileuiis'iats. At a Stal invention of lire Illinois Croon back Aiiti-Monnisily IjiIi ir party in Blisun iii' tiin. Butler's ciiiiiliihi' V was indorsed; Inn ow ing ton strirelietweeii thotli'.i'iiliai k Ami Monopolist fuel inn mill thestiiiight-iillt (lii'i 11 backers mi pre.uilential olectnrs wero limni nated. Til K Michigan (Ins'iiliackcrs in K'ntomp vcutiiiii at. lletniit mlopted n it-solution in fnvni- of a fusion with Iho licmiiciiils (loveriioi' Bcgnl'i was n n nniimtetl by nc elaination and a iiliitform inlopti'd whirl ml int er s letter ami rem linns the (Ir.'i'iiliaek natinii il plntl'onn. Ki. M.Mltu's lobi'l forces have defeated lios tile rali triln-s. t'nriisis of Arabs with tlu'ii hands lied Is biinl Ihcir bucks welt! wen Hunt ing down Iho Nile past Dcblsdi. NEWSY GLEANINGS. Taihr has 2 ",003 boer shops, in which tho sum of $1.70,000 is expended daily. llHASSlliii'l'Kiis nml locusts havo destroyed Immense tpiantilios of grain and oilier crops in Mexico. Thk sun's bent is reported to havo baked npples in tho omui air nt 105 degrees, near fcugle Ili'idgt', Mo. flnit four months of this ycui C,V .KM bOO wns invested in manufneturos ouu s' . i. '. .......I. mining in mo cuum. a -i-.n.pnNr'E wnve has been rollln; through Now Jersey, and reform clubs linvo sprung up in inuny p.i fn.... ....... !.,. .,ni-n eroll it CRtillintod nt .ni wJ, , labels, anaiust 8,7J,litsj,lW0 last " .'. ni'nl Kl:,.i;i.tHWln Ib-xa. Kink hundicl nml cixty one of the I.SOO in V' ..:n i U....DIV wtavil act hull ants tu a viihi-,""- --."j - -v I with trichinosis ultt.'1'i'aliiis tho Wt ot H' l i.i2. Fifty-seven of thomdicd. DWEM.1NOS are burnl in this .otintry nl .. ..t CHI ii- wiilt.l Sl.WW.OU' Zitli. This esmuls the destruction ot adty (,( 4(W0 WhsbltWiW WtM uvr. ... LATEST NEWS NOTES. Happenings of Interest to All, At Home and Abroad I hi' bark Atlanta, friiin New Orleans for Gibraltar, displayed a signal f.,r I hi- steam lug nil I'. n.iicnhi bar. She ivpoited sickness in Hie lug boat, which ,,h , , her I" the ipuirnu tiiie station, tivclc miles from here, where hi' was i-ol.u. .1 ami I'saniinul by the iUaniittini' surgeon. One lil'lll VI in ileuil and IWn of the I'leW Weir hiek Willi what WHS III II ll HI 1 1 II ' t tl lie yellow fever. The vessel lias I, II I In- ,uni--iinline slatinu by m ill i- nl' I he hoard of health Hint will go tn Ship Hand. Tho decision on tho boundary question between Ontario and Manitoba has been given in favor of the former. r i I'O anti-monopolists nominated A. SI. West, of Mississippi, fur Vice-President. Tho New York IbraH received ft letter from tl.o llam.li Consulate coiicening tho relics of the J, ainiotlo found off the liio. n liind coast. Captain ldic says they floated 2,000 miles in 1,000 days. An attempt was mado with clynomllo, at Purliiipton, low.i, to blow up the resilience of the attorney prosecuting the liquor dealers. A Kingston (N. Y.) farmer, who was so fri'.'hti'iud by the earthquake, mi Sunday that bo took to his bed, died recently. Ipwi.l,, Mass., celebrated the two hundred and lift), 'h anniversary of its settlement. Indiana aro causing iniiuciiao prairio fires in Montana. l'.ighlytlght bnililinga in tho bu-ilirss por tion of Aimka. Minn., wero desll'ojed by tiro: loss climated at $ 00,oou, Tho Itoss Ituild.-rs' As-nrliilimi, of Now j'rirk, in formed the It, i, Mayers' Union that if the Union Mould wink ten hours a day until JIarch next, Iho Ass s-iulioii would promise to nci'ept liiiie hours lis a day's work alter that time. The hiii-M.iyrrs will accept this propo sition anil it is thou;:bt I he xti iku is liver. Two young hulii s were ilrnwin d at Bull s Island, ,V ,1., by He ir team backing their car li.ige into a canal lei del'. Captain ll.iilv, of the n vennu steamer Cm w ill, lately cruising in Bi bring Son ami llio Arctic Oi'i nil, t'olilinns the p pnlti d loss nl the schooner Alaska, wilh ad In r company, six li en lii.li. while on the v,, tug. from (iodniu Bay tn San l-'raiicir-en lu-t October, At Toll' ka, Kan., the State conn nl ions ot the democrats and lo-uihiuission republicans liiiilrd upon a State ticket. The Il llilelSilf a new .eel of I'llitllists at Chicago woio arrested for one It y to children. -Gomez, tho cook of the Julia Baker, whnst captain whs iniinleteil at sea, arrived in New Ymk mi tin' Cicnln.-gns from Nassau. He hat r. family in New Vrnk ami was coming home. -Tho Empress of China Is said to have de clared war against mo 1' rencn, wuno wo lauor will scizotlie arsenal at oo-onow u mcir in demnity it not at once granted. Seveiiteon wnrkii gmen wero suffocated ri cently at llrayo, Prance, owing to mi accident in the underground canal intended to oonnect tho rivers Oiao and Aisne, in which they woro cmi.li.yoiL -ri... terrible .lvnamite exnloslon at Kazan. ltnssia. Iiv which '100 persons woro killed or injured, is attributed to Nihilists. Dynamite tomb wero found under tho windows of tho Central Police Station. Further explosions are feared. A Vionna correspondent cablet the sad terminal ion ot the, artistic careor of tho gn at painter, Hans Makart, who has besn sent to an asvlum for tho nisauo. A schooner came in e lli-ion with the Cnil. d Slates sli aiini' T.iilaiion-u on I'lini-sduy ni'.'ht oil 1 i it I line Cnv. v the killer mini, ilhitcly Mink ; the icle in r was ibiiuagi d; four lit i sons lieloii-'iii'' Hie 1'iihapii' s i wero drowned, i flic- r an I three of tl row. A ensMv Hi' ninii ,1 -hall in course nf eric- tion liver the tiunli nl' I he late (Inveniiii-1' I). Morgan, at Hartford. C int., was coiirhtely 'llined bv tlie Mondial rtriieluri' wlucli en clnaid it taking lire. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC. Tiikkk Iiiiilon t heiil res nit) owneil and iimiiagoil by women. JiiMKl'll Jkkkkiisiix ismid to bo tlio support of an uriiiyof l"inr relations. M Vii Tiin ftAi-ntii.. thi well known t'tior, is to marry tho daughter of a wealthy land owner. Miss Mauy Anhkhson says stio would bo glad to get l n"k to Amcricn, not witlistand- uf lilt tlio money sue tins inano iiiirnuu. Mn IIkx'hv litviNii. Miss I'.llen Terry, nud fifty otliei-s ot tho l.yiolilii llieauo coiiuiany, ot Iaui'Idii, will oKn the fall season in Mon treal. tiK.o. W. Caulk was never insnlo a theatre until he visit. il tho Madison Mipiaro which is half a church tho other day, nud now ho is to write n play. Tin Vn i irnsKTAMi'tmii is emrnceil in set ting to music nil elegiac odo prrpiirin ny Walt, Whitman for tlio lest ivat at joi wich, England, to bo held in (Jctobor. Miss Claua I.ohisk Kiii.i.ntiti, the well- kuown Aniericnu singer, has retured ui tins eountrv f mm KuriMi -. Sho will sing in Ainer- ica m coii' orls: possiiuy in I'.ngusu upon.. A voiiko Amcrii'iin violinist has won limi ne! in Knrono. iMli hael Banner, who came hero from the l iiicinnati iniiegi- or anisic, took the lli-st prizo this j oar in his class m th Paris Congorvutory. Et.'iiKVK t). .li'.rsoN, for several years wil.i TViiiimn Thomnsoii. Hint last, sensoii with iVnimv Iinvonini't, has a now play by Mr, Wniir sininlish. which he iiroii -s to t:-' flm-n ihn eomiii' season. Itslltll 111 " 1'IVIII. ot Fortune." THE NATIONAL GAME. Tnritp. worn thirty seven homo -runs in the Hnllalo-( hicaL'O series. Tub total attendai nt tho rrovnloncennu Ttoslou L'.'iuies wns .V.I.IiSi. Moui- ladies ntteiii i-aines III Lomiiious than anv otiier fit V m Hi'- country. Thk Chicago, Clevelaiiil ami AlliU'tic cuius will loso their gli uuiis nexi si'iison. Tun total losses of tho disbanded North western Bcuiruo chilis aniount louver $:KI,0(I0, Tub I. iiL'iie niti liiii'' let-nil's aro Biilllnloii. Welch, lialviu, Corcoian, Whitney anil Ha l-liMoi-iin. I..-...,.. r.,t In IliianeW lllllll tlf lllilld." SilM .1... l inn...ir..,il' nitchel'. And till- ll itslllllll 1,,'i.lnir tni- ll week with eight ribsbrnkeil. 'i...v ..f ll... ll, Nt oils, is fast llevelnl ing it.t.Min I'lll-ronnd player. '1 lw ll,'11""' ...,-m.iiKl tivonositinnsthis seiiMin, naiuely-- nitelior, Unit baso, third base, right tield un-J . .'..1,1 It ha been dennilely tloclded by tho Anii-ri-caiiiLssodationto havo no nmro than oig ht clubs next year. Mony nimow ore ntta as let lined in tho En-t; nml . Ilcglicny, ot. J ,, s Cii i'-iiii ati nml toiiii-y.llo will. com rihVlveltir,, .'lubs. andtbo Vii iimaautl I'. -.-nh..- will f n- ' T;.. MJ ti. Ir mmi mnraor oi "- . - - ahead' n. V . ..,.,1 In the crime. .. I.eimr eoncornei A man named flhy. who robbed an expros. in nut timn aiTO. WUH n mrL itiT..w.ii. Hb had spout In Minneapolis. Uo haa ,loney .j it... n..Mer Dick- It nil neen bbmiuiisuto -.r, ..i..i ln.nl. S defalcations have wiped out jue -f It hat heenestamisneuw.. of tfiOMOOof th. Wall Skco WUM. BATTLING ON WATER. HIE I'lUINYU HOUHAItl'.MLNT mo enow. Of Tlie rblnrs I'lrei Wi..d Out l.ltie it Tn WiTi-li- Thf French firing After Ills ( Illness Mutt t'i'iiseil--A .llns.nerfi liili'itil ill' ft War -Thr l-irelieti l-'let'l Ki'lHilm-il. f.tc, Die. I.oMiex. --The I'.m ho ai'eual was dc-itn-yed after three hours b .mbuidment by Admirul Courbet's sunn. ben. sirvciiil Chinese Kill: bo-iln wi re mini, and I wo eseap. 4. 'NiO i;uroie,m setllemeiil was not disturbed. The I'mich fleet sustained no dnmng" during the tombardmi nt. The bniMlaidiueiit began at 1 o'clock in the iil'li'i iionii, ami c-ustd nt s p.m. Only one t bim se bulb ry n plied. The renrt lut two French vessels were sunk during the engagement is iiut'i.iiliininl. Ill Iho Chun w- liii-ii of - .tar which escaneil the French l aiubiirdnient !tt l''..o Chow, no im struuded and hud her lack broken. The other nift with no niish.ip. The 1'iench ii-- poinim nerd the tiring Sutnl-.y, directin;: their shuts ngainst the p;i;nih. It ir sui-imsul that the object of the leu. m J nltnck is toentin ly obliterate the pine, 'i bo French lniu-pm-is an- sin Iling the villii". a on the hriuhts aioimd the arsenal. Tin- Hour iiis -111111:11. The TimiV I'on chow disieii.-li savs tho French sli.ll.d the bameks und c.iuip mar Qmintns. Nn resiatain-e iuh inmli1 tn the at tack, i 'he consulate buildings itere d I'V the Chinese soldii rs, who were in uniform si.d were armed. The l'n u.'h chief of si.Hl r p -r's the Fri nch lots nt s; lie n. The 'J unes nr respoml. nt bi lievi s thin i siiiuate to he uiiti u.'. Ml Micli.-li pilot tins I. ill. . I 1 1 ii mi- tin-seam hatut'day night, nlu n the I'rem h opened tin ir navy uie, suit it is believe. I sank one nl th.-ir 11VII lorpilln tH'alS, 1 III! .ol,aitllleUt is Mil- scribed us of the most sick, umg i bara.'t. r. The Chilli :-e ih i t, lnl' lv ou Min in- r, iih the Tplioll nf two ships, has be-n hlntt-d nut. No surreitd. r wns allowed to the dis-ihh d and sinking rhipH. Tln ii' guns huing b- en Kili-nci il tin y i re sli. Ik .1 for hours. Aduuial Climb, t op. m .1 tire at 2 p.m., nod the hini sn replied t'.linnst si militant ously. The doekinrd arstmil tired iiuini dutlelv, wilh only aitial hllecess, t he eleven u -sel foituin;; the Chl nesu licet, were mostly h.dit river and cart transports, and were really tnvs. The Fn nch bnd tight heavily ariui d ships, miinely tho Vulta, the lliigay,' the Tn.win. tho 1. Iioning, the Arpie, the Vipere, tin- l.niix andlln- Villus. nevi-ral Cliini seguiils.als maiiitaiiieil mini ly a desultory tire for about a iimirti r of an hour, when the survivors of their crews esi-aii. d ovcrbnaril. The reiubat was practicallv lini-.li- d in seven niinub s. 'I he superior Frtncli artillery made the contest, after disabling tho Chinese vcssclr, no light. It was a massacre. This is the opinion t. f every sp. ctator. T.vn gunboats, carrying ii;:litieii tun gun", nl inn Chinese licet, fought v. i II. one sinking m ar the J'.liglish man-of-war, I hampinu, w hile the other, Htatiom-il above the junks, mail" a good stand. Tim French k. pt up Hit lire on Iho arsenal, the ncighbnring I millings, forts, bar racks anil villiigiH until fi n clock in tlie aii.'r tiooii, although the resistance from the hlmrn batteries ceased about H o'elnek. Some Fn nch and Chinese ships were i ngagul in close pin iinity to the Fngli-h mi n-i.f-ivar Vigilant sud Chiinipion. At li n' cluck Sunday evening Hitch burning giilil'oats ll.i.ilcil iionii ino siieinn, iino earrying the l iencii c-ntnrs. nuiuerons fire junks, blazing in a dan,;i roiis manner, un perilled the l-'.ngli-h men ol-war, but Welti renileil on. tine r.ni;iisii i.aiii was savin .v Ihe Enelish meli-ol-wal'. The Freliell toriie.lo boats exploded the si- i ns of Ihe Vang Wo transports and two sinking guiibnals. 'J'lia scenes in the liver as the ih ml and wounded floated by. were terrible. The Knglisli saved many of tlie wouudt-d. The foi ls lower down have not yet in-eii atiacin-n. in" inn. ion reppomlcnt wan the only inwspapcr lepresen . . ii.. : .... 1.......1 n... i'i lauvu presiiH. nc w.io mi uiiiini niu ..... pion. THE Kt.rnMi ai ikjii't. The Frcncli iron clads i nlered the inonth of tho liver this aflernooii lit 'i o clock. Hie White fort opined lim wilh Krupp cannon, while the ships were inree limes away, micr an hours engag- intnt the l lencli retired. Iho -Chinese tire was good. A dispatch from llano stalls that lien. .Mil let has tnken the necessary measures for re pelling the expi ctid Chinese invasion nf Ton- quit.. It is runinreii in raris mat, i uiuii nan llliliio a Inl'lllttl llecllliaiinii in war, iin.i mm nntilled the nnwers to Hint i-flect. 't he French papers aro indignant at tlie siniera. ins luaue hv tho London Times respecting the bombard ment of Foo Chow. A dispatch from Tien 'I sen says ino t'lencu char,;td tl'atlnirs has left Ihcre. ilio acting consul still remains. The ltcpubliipie Fran chise says : '-France w ill sunn seize nml return mirh territory in China ns is useful In In-r." ChaiiL' Pei Kur will It -ail llio unncso tronps against tho French. VERY OLD PEOPLE, Miih. I'LiZAiiK.ru Samskii. of (Jningo, Va is 104 years old. AprKlt livinir 111 years, Jumna McCubo, o' Mars Hill, Maine, onleil bis days inn poor bousc. Mas. TllANKFl'I. DoNNKl.L, dinl in AVcst Bath, Maine,it cently,ngeil luuyi-nin nud four mouths. TEltltv JiiiivsoN, of Janiai.'a, L. I., is over a ceiiliii-y old. His wile il.ed last iimulli ng. U 10B yeai-s. Tub oldest nclivo Fnsi Masnn in Ohio is L. B. Ki'iulriek, of Chilli.'oth..-, who is in his niiM.y -lil'ih year. Mils. I'nl.l.Y SiihI'LUKIIS, of Jnspst-. I li-l. . who is in her niutieth year, r.-cenlly wall o I foiii lis'ii miles in a single day. Thk centennial anniversary of the birth of Min I'lunire llnllistt-r, wnscelehratril al. Fast OhiHloubury, Conn., a short timo siiico. Tun widow of Peter r'iiiognn. of West Chester, I'eiin., is niiH ty-fotir years nld. llei husband died ut tho age of ninety eight. At a recent wedding in ltussin the pareul.1 of the groom, who wero both present, wero nge l respectively lit! and iiinoly-six years. A Hi'KciAl. net gives Simpsnu Harris, Nm l h Ciiroliua a pension of f'S) a niontli for services reiideitsl 1111.111. llo is III! yearv old. On theniiietv 'cnnilbirlhilayiif Mrs. Anna Molnlyro, of I'nnila. N. Y., she delighleil In r guests by playing "Auld Lang Syno" on the iiiuno. A Roi.iiiicuimined I'luilierwhoiliid recently at Auniux, Krniice, was n cenlury old Minn bo niarrinl, and ho lived with his wile for eight yciii-s. AVii.i.iam Mt'DiiWULL, nf Trnverso City, Mhh.. died recently aged lot years, llo bo- catno a memlsji' of Iho .Masonic fraternity ill Juno, 18(17, ill county Antrim, iroi uul. Al.TlinUOll ninety-eight yearsnf ugo, Juinea Caldwell, of Eastman, On-, was niioxiRU't shot with a snorline ritlu nud frisiueiitly went siiuiriDl sliooting last full, llu died a fow duys ago. It at La Praiuib whs born lu Michigan in 17".2. Ho is part Indian nnd jmrt Fn-ncli. Ho untorod tho Amcricnu nrmv- wlion thirty four yeiu-s of ngo, and wus soldlor, scout nnd inU.-rpreU-r t hiiiugli tho war of lIJ. He joined tho army again ill 1SHI, nnd served In tlio Moxii-au war under leueral Scolt, His ngo nud liilli iuities caiis-d Iiis roje::lion when ho voluateii'isl in our Into civil war, but r was sworn into sorvi.'t! iliiring tho India ii-ntiblesi In Minnesota. Ilowuuiovor won ado butonco, llo is now living ut MtirsliUBld Wis., ami is supported by privuta contrlbu tions. Thei tu-ed to say "crazy as a bed I - f . . NEWS SUMMARY, I'nsiern nud ,1lliltlli SliIc. Invksthiation shnws that all remaining of tic eapltitl shs k of f7iKl.lHKI of tho W all Sti is't bank, New York, which re viil ly ails l ndril on iiccniit't nf CWllor Dickinson's do lalealion, is f l l.'.'.'ii. Thk AVest Point Foundry nsso'latlnn, nwnei-s of the famniit cannon making works nl Cold Spring, M. Y., has lailed with heavy IhdiiiilieH. Its uuthoriu I capital stock wiui f h U.ISK). William II. Vanhkuihi.t, prniuietor of thoeelelnntisl inaio Maud S., wliicli nsriilly trotted the fastest luileoii ristiril, has sold tho I (ii i i ii 1 1 to Itols'i t Itoiiuer, the New York putt- Ihlior, fort Ii i,0i m. At n lalsir deiunnstrntlnii nt Ibs ky Pniut It. I., Crucial Hull, r delnei-.i! it lengthy ml ilress. in Ihtieoutiu of which ho irnvn ll de- tailed ri'view of his own caits'i' nud of w hat he had doiio for Iho beiielit of tho working men. (KM'lltl.CKoltUR II. M.'Cl KLI.AN presidlsl nt Ihe .New Jersey lielin.-r.-ilie Hlato enliven- timi in Trenton l'reideiiti.'il elis-tnrs wero uomiuuti'il, a platform iuilni-siug the National lieims'iutic pttil lot-in anil eaniliilat-'s was ndnitil, and a.hlresws wero deliveifd by llovi'inor Abbetl, Cniigit'ssumii McAd-si nud utlil-IH. An iitiiu-'ii-e asM-iiil.lagi- wilntsstHl tin-In- flallotioii ot the Most Itev. I'nli iek .1. Kyiiu as t atlmlic urchi.islinp nf riuhidclphlit. At Ihn Cnnii. . licnt Itepublinui Slate n in vention in New IIiim-ii, ll.-nrv It. Ilarrisnii was lloliiiiialed fn'nel-nrnu the sis-nlld lull Int. ii'ceitiug !!V.' vntistn Is; for I'buie.lsC l..-1111-l.iii v, uud b ii for tVilliam 11. Hulkeley. Ihe i.'iuaiuiter nl the Mali' Hrket noinui.iliil I-: I.. Hen A. I'is.k, lieiit- imiil govei nor Chiirl. s A. Ilus-e'l, sii-ivlnry ot slate; Bid.'ii- tin. i It. Ch'iiuls i lin, tieiiMuvr; U J. .Menu son. nl' V aterbiiry, eoiuplrnller. I'resideii tial elc-tors were aWi uoiniuabsl and li short plutlorni iudoi'.-inglhe uiitiuual platform wes Udoplcl. (illKATPXeitelllellt WHS ITellti ll lit Albion, N. Y., by thesii-is'iisinii nf the Fii-st Niitiniial li.-iiik, und llii'ili-.-ii'p iirnneei.f.thi' pri-sideiit, AIUtIS. Uarner, hn had h it a Wutk pro- vious, presumably l-ir t imaila. In an interview with President Arthur at the Filth Aveiiuo lintel, New Ymk, Coin inan.l. r Schlev. of tho llns-lv relief exissli I ii hi. Has l.ld that he would l tho rhiof of tho bureau of ispiiptueul and recruiting, in l'liecof Cniumoil.-ie Kur I F.nglidi, who will tako command of the Kiirnpi an s.piadroii. A Ki-iiiMii ii:i.ii i.M.iss.) di pal. h snysthat "lt.'"Uts irnm is, mis cnveriug the lint I--II provmissi, ,ev I'.ugllillil anil iSi-W lnl-K, indii-alo that tho bay i-iup just barvi'stisl is m arly lliuly 1st ti nt, less llinn lusi year. The iivera;e yield is seventy thris-. Priiva are bi'.herthiiu Inst year, when Iho crop was very heavy in tin- great shipping inmities. Manv farmers will either linvo to sell stink or buyliay. Callle will,lherefori, bo somewhat lower llinn nne year ago." Tin: l'nilnl Stab's steamship Tullnpsisa wns run into by n soIiikuht nil' ittage City, Mas-, and nit half in two, going lo the Is. t tom in ix iitiuutes nller tho collision. Thero were I II) .'Hirers and men nn hoard, nearly aH asleep, but owing to the discipline prevailing they took to tho I nits an.) nwe. nway wilh but Klllllll loss nf life. Sill gei ll Clui eiico 11. Blaek mid ntio seaniHU wi re ilrnwiusl, and I w outlier se.-imeii w.-r.' it-i-.o-l.il missing. The ili a-dcr is-i uitiiI just Is lmo luidmght. while the TallatsNsii, ilh only her ollic rs and i-rew on board, was eu route Irnm Bnslnn lii .Newport, there to meet Sis ii'tary I handler, w Im e.ss led to continue bis sum mer tup on In .nr. I. FrirViiK.il ilevelnpm. nts r.-lii in-j to tho ni u-l"ll nf tho First Niitiou.il bank of Albion, iY Y..aiid the ilisiip.iirnnre ol Ihn piisi.lent, A. S. Warner, show thai Hie Bur rnu'.i estate. nt whi.-h Warner was tiii-ulnr, will lose iilsmt, t-Vsi.mil in sei-m ilieH, taken by Warner and sunk in ssK ulation. Just l-lore his di-ii. lsiarance Warni r. wlm isals.nl :i" vein's old. eoiiverli-d ev. rvlhing he nwneil into cash. It isll ulil Hie l.auk'sili'l-osilois will not. I..-0 imieli. Warner gambled hrnvily in st-s ks. F.iuiit iirxnitKii shis piiiiil hogs wen- killesl byaeollMon bdne'ii Ireiglil I ruins nt t ntuui luii, I 'i nn. W'uii.i: balliiiiL' at C.itskill. N. Y.. Mnrv MoC-ils'. Bridget, nud Annie Haves, New York shopgirls, got iatnd.i'i. water and wero ilinwiied. A not her nl the flavcs sisters was in the imrty, but wns rescued. ( In iiecount of tho trouble lailweon China nml l-'i.-ini-e the Chinese havo transferreil to a New York slum. mi' llrm tlin tv tlnisi steam ships, the henvii-st purchnst! in this line ovor known. 1 li- transit-!' wns inn. in u prevent thocapluronf the steiimships by tho 1-tench. Siiimi'.oN J. J. WnomvAitii, ono of tho nhvsieinos win. attended President liarlield. conmiiili'dsuirideafewd.iyssinroliy jumjiing from Hi" n wit of an iiis-ineasyiuin near I nu- nilelphia. lie had been mentally unsound for soiuo time. Kouili nnd West. I'noeslinvi- siltTi-l'eil enlisiderablv ill nor- t i. .ns il (lie West Iroiii Hie intense neat. MiiUMiin missionaries aru hnviug n groat ileil of trouble in IciiucNSfO since tho rit'ent tragic iB curreiico ui Lewis county. I'.xamin'ation nf tho U.ly of Privato Wil- I am u.t er. one of tlm (iits-ly Arctic ex- pi. iici-s, buried at Delphi, Ind., but. ilisiuternsl at his relatives' reipn st, showisl that, ho had been Iho vH'tlin nf camillialisiii. 1 lie Pony v.as n meit! skeleton, ull the llesh having been cut frnm the limlis, CuvKiiNolt liti:i.AMi haslsM-n r.-iioininatod by tho'lexius llemiH-rats. At n Sliileennvcntii.il of tho Illinois ( recti' back Anli Moliols.lv l.iib -1' party in lllismi In "lim. Bnlloi-'s i aii'diilaev was indorsed: hut ow ing Ion strifobelwcen Ihetircenback Anti- Moiiosilist fart iouand the straight nutOr am barkers nn presidential electors were uo.no- liitril, Tun Micbiirnil ( ! reenbaekers inflUtoroiv veiitioit al I let mil adopted n resulutlon in favor of a fusion Willi llio liemiK-rniB. i:.,v..iii.,i' lle.'ole was n n uiiiiiatisl by nc -I.-ii.oiI i. iii and ll platform ailnpted which ninemls t leueral llutler's letter and n-uf' linns I Im I r -i-iili-i. k na'i.nil platform, .'iriioi.A.s I'nliii has Ih-cii noiuinatoil for i-nv-enni- bv Ihe .Miss .in-i lii-i enb.'irkei's. n tllisllillgli.il. Thk civil service cumuli ttioti says tint ow- lii" to tho largo number of appointments '"-.' . 1 . li ..-ill nera-ssnrv n . so,,,,- f tho Northern SUib soon, as the III MIU i" 111 Tl e SI ib's in w h ''li iViiminiilioni nro likely to e. lii-st h. Id an. Alabama, AHmns-fS, ( 'alifnrnia. (5oiUHs-ti.il, 1' t.S' Kentucky, Ixiuisiniia, Minui-sotti. M ssiss ppl, Mis....'.? North Carolium SoutU Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. i 'ait un IlK.M.v, of tlio United States revimiie sl'aini'r Cnrwin, lately cruising in 1 el r -'a sea ami tho Arctic ott-nn, conlirms , e pnilsl loss of Iho schooner Alaska, with (ill l . r nnipany. sl vteen men, while on tho v.'yage f, on! Ctslwin bay to San Francisco hist October. foreign. A nvNAMiTK extilosion nt Kazan, Russln, etHib ihsl tho 'nihilists, has it-sulUtl in Hi ! ilciith of I 'rsoiiiaiidllm destruction of several buildings. A TKliittiiLE plattuo of locusts has visit si centrni Spain- '"' 10 cr' ula tsl t tUOrw.H'JH. K-zvicKAl. envoys of El Muhdl, tho Falsa lrveVtii murdered by hostile Arab trilwa. . . . . , HaxsMakaht, tlieworltl-famod. usUIftH ptjntM-! bai liecojn lwn(. t ....... i : .1...., untitr nil I IIV uu miw-ii. A. MINING HORROR. I llihl Nun Hu o nted lii m I'eimtjrl- vanlit I olln ry. The t-xcltt-iiient ovor n fire tit nuckrldgecol. li. ry neiu' Bhainoklii, I'eiin., was increased by the MifTot-atii.il of eight men w ho were engaged in tlm vain attempt to drive a hole from lliwiibm-k colliery into Ihe burning initio through whl.'h to run lb crock. M lule uie two i'i-iiii. n.tt-nts iiuvingcnurgo it llio men were uiin'iii reier tveikor went low n Ihe tire-ubiick slois. to f.sil tlm mules. In d.-cendllig be li lt tho wagon in which he win riding jar. Ho pmiiieil mil Hint i is-ovcriil lin- Isstv oi a man lying nn the track. Beforo lie could see who the m ill was the llri-damp ex tingiiishisl bis lump, ami, almost overcome nud exhausted, ho nuiiinged t" got Into the car, grnsix-d the bell w ire und slgualotl to be llolsUsl. A few minuti later the wagon reiicli.il tlie mirfiiru w ilh Welker h in.' ill it insensible. This was the tlrst intimation tlio nlllclnls bad of mivthiiig wmng in-i le. Frank tiur iliup mid Valenline I vpin-r vnlunti-ri lo go down and rciieh the iniu -rs inside, but the at tempt almost cost them their livei. I ney were anisici tan inoru ueiv. I hail ll live. It. .Hi Ihe l.l'.viitm. k nml Biickrl'lgt' niin.-s s-k.ii tilled up witli gas ami every one working iiihmi urn uiicih wm fori eil to the Hiutiiif. I lie men w lin were driving the Imle, mid llfi.cn iniiles wero ht II inside, and all ol cnurse H'i lslioii. Tin- milling eugiiiii'rsesaiiiiueil I no slope ns far ns they nml. I w ith safely and gave ll as their opinion that th gas forctsl its wny from Ihe old workings down iisiu tho min. -s, smothering the eight lie n engaged in driving the hole. Their iniui.-s are Williain ('ail, I'atrirk IImI.-v. WiIIi iiii It. Clark, William Shnukweiler, W'i'luiMi Taylor, tlemge Be, k, KoUrt White nml William Fox. t-e.en o( the men were iimn icd, w ith hu ge fuiiiilios, SIX MUTILATED BODIES. Ollirliil Mnlenii'lil Al.nul Uie He iittereil lli-liil i.l ihe . re. I) I'nrly. The hecretary nf tho navy nud the secre tary of war were in initMilliit imi at the HiiN.klyn liavyynrl yesterday with Cnni-niini.l.-r Sehiey rniufrning the (Iroely relief exnslilinii. Tlm following .-.tateinent relative to the rctt'itt ri'Mirtsof tho trcalment of tho l-mlicsot thediad of tho (Insly expeililion was obtained from them nft. r tho consulta tion: "From the revelations mndn By exhuming miino of the iKslios. iiiferouees havo ls-ll li awn that iu.'isioiis h id Ih-cii mado in nil llio iKslies, and that Hirtinnsof tllelle-.hha.l Issui usi'd either fnr fissl nr for bait for calchiiig hi nuns. Tlm f How ing niilhentii; vx tract from Coinmaiiiler Schley's it-siit, now licing prepared for the ss'ielary of Hit navy, shows n sirllnu or tno it'iimins to nava mi-u u tifiiteil, liutthattliiiso of Lieutenant Lts k- wiksI, Sergeant Israel, N-rgenut l.uiii, I ri vutu Schneider, Sergeant Cross, and tho Ka kiino Christ iiiiisen Were absolutely wholo anil untouched: "'In iireiiaring the Isslios nf llio ilend for triiMSsirtalioii in nh .-hol to SI. .Mum, it was found thai the bodies ot six of tin-ill (Lieuten ant Kisliugbury, S.ig.-ant Jewell, I'miits Whistler, I'livat ll. ury, I'nvalo Mils mi l Herg.-anl Itab tnin ha I larn cut and the llesliy pai ls reiunvisl to n greater or less oxiouu All Ihe other li lies wero intui t.' " LKBTS1N8 FREAKS. Natiiam M i l.i.Klt. of .Maryville, Kan., lost his four dalle liters, ii.'eil ifsls-etively elchleell, si'ventivii, nine nun seven yours ny a suigio stroke ol lightning. Tiikuk was in, rain and hardly iicloii'l when M. lake's barn was slruek lit- lightning. The town of lliid-i.li. Wis., wondered when they saw II lines i-sue from his barn, for thero W'HS tint one illscliarg.- ol elis'll'lrliy. Til lin: men were working in a tile yard at Beineiit. III., when n thunder storm caiuo up. Clue of them was brought lo his knees by IV stroke of lightning, nn-.l InT spunnrouuil ll'tn ntup frnm its clln-ts, wliil,. in,-tiiiru, who was wliitling n I .arrow, was msiauiiy kiihii. Wiik.N lielitning slruek tbehoiisenf Jnhu Oii(s.i,ot;,bus.l,'st'r.s'k. I'emi., it ku.s'keil from the wnll his liiiuleil irim. and nt tile same in- tlant hisilaucliter Naiuy dropped dead. 'Iho f;uu was iliscliargi'il nml the innb'nts slruek ier in the In-nst. WhetliT sho met her ilentli by the lightning or the shot w i I never lie known. Rkverai. persons were ridin-'oii liorsi'lmi-k nt Shawnee Mound, Jiirksnu township, Ind., Hiving from an iiiis'irhug rain stnrni, v. lieu lightiiiiig Rtrurk n colored boy, who was one ot Iho party, ll burin d his fni-e nlmost past rts'iigiiiunii, ami passing to ms suouiuer, ieii an ugly wound, but ho will recover. His htirss. wat kilhsl under him None of tb il ui vr 'nil rwr HENDRICK SOCCEPTANCE. I elier of llo ll min riilii' ( niiill.litl. lor llu- Ir -l'r.'iil u ) . The follow ing is a m;.y nf Kt-t invernnl llenilricks's letl-r -n nc rptaniT of Ihe lleni ., -rut ii- iioiuiiuilion for Ihe Vim Presidency: "Imuanai'iiLis, August '.11, 1M. "( I kx i l.v.M kn : 1 have t he honor to neknowl edge the i ipt. nf your coiitiiiuuicat ion noti fying me of in v nominal i -ll by the llein.s'riitic e'onveuti II ui I bicagnas inudidiln for tilt ..lllceof vice iireiiilenl. of tho Cniti-d Stales. May I roiicut what 1 s lid on anot.lier ts-cn- Sinn, i u:ii, ii in ii ii in " ""' iieiiber I'Mss'tisI m,r desire I, and yet I n- og uie ami amircriate the high hnnors tli.ni nit- by Ihe ronvt-iilion. The rhoire of such n IhsIv, pinnouiii'.sl with su. Ii unusual iiiian iinit'y, and nrroiiipnniisl with so generous au i-xiiri-ssioii ot esteem and ciiiilldentu, flight lo outweigh nil merer -r-sonal ib-siiiN uud preferences of my own. It is with this f.s'lmg, and 1 trust nlst. lit.iii a dis'p Rt-nso of public tluty. that I now a pt tl... noniinatii'ii, a.uf shall ab- o ..r ..ir iniintryiiieii. 1 luno .............. i ..ill, euro me iiisnniii.",. ,, - , ,1.,.1,,,-ntioll of nrlncipli-s n.lopt.-d by tlm i-oiivei.tiiui, r. o lly if which you HibiniUttl to ; m.', ami i their sum nml suhsUiuce I heartily ndor and approve tho same. 1 am. goi lu-n. y,,ur nlHslientserva.it. T. A. IIkmuiu ks. "To Hie Hon- William F. Vilas, chairman; Nicholas H. Bell, s".'reUiry, nndotheis of tho it.iiiinitt"i!i.f tho imtiimiil Keino-t-ratic convention." Kkvkntkkn men wero drowned by an nc- , nt while working In a'11'11''1'"1. Intended u. connect tho rlvore Oise aud Aisno at llrayo in Frunoo. V.i. Maiiiii'8 reln-1 forces have defrattsl hos til.. Arab trila Critio( Ainln with their bunds tied U-liinti muir .cr - lug down t'le 1,118 11"" Kativks of tlie y.amia-si country m . ...i... t...m n.vnlteil and ninssiured the en- tilt) Portuguese force slntionotl In that region. Choleha Is decroaslnp; nt manwiiios aim I'oiiloii, but is increasiug m the Freucb. prov- ("I'.-l'S. . .. China having absolutely refused to attmit r- eln nu. tlie h rencn cunrge a- ui- 11111111 was onloretl by his government to tpult J'ekin Inmieuiuu'iy, anu mo -ui,w inuinuir nt Paris deuiautleo, ami reoeiveu uispuaa- ptrrt. FtivnTF.ES houses anil shops belonging to Jews in Yt-katorinosluv, Hussin, wei-e demol ished bv natives. The Jews defended them selves vigorously, two jews ana ono iau were klllod and r--nv wounded. It li claltMd that ih wealth of the United Btafe ymo WW 9 ?T7 to SOUTHERN NOTES. Key West la now HI try gu. The fruit eron It nnuintllr aVindtnt in Eastern Texts. The sulky which .Tcr-T.ve-See drawl this tea- Ion weirhs omy iu.'.j pouuds. All round the wheat crop of 1R31 for Tciaj will far exceed any thing of tho past. The work of laying brick for the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce has commenced. In four years Arkansas, Florida. Louisiana, and Tens have doubled thoir railroad mileage. Clara made frnm land, procured on Oclscr ranch, near Han Autonio, U now made In that :ity. Another Texsa city, Fort Worth, will ahortljr enjoy the advaulata of tho frco moil di livery lyttcm. The recent heavy ralna in Ilalo county, Ale., l ire damaged Iho cotton crop considerably in tLat county, A firm at Tiillahnnio, Tcnn., ia laid tone , ahippiug seven tlious;tnd d zcu eggs per week tu northern markets, ltepnrts from the cotton districts In Alabama show a very much improved. condition of the crop in the lust week or ti ll days. The ('input Christl people claim that their fire wool ii iin house is bringing back to them 1 large amount of their lost wool trade. lieef cattle sell at three cenls per pound grosf m ight in Austin, and Iho butchers retail beef at frnm tiflten to twenty cents per pound. Tho Southern luinls-r trado continues to Crow in iiii'tluu.'o. It is asserted that tho boiiibi rn cjpiiss is a more useful wood thau white pine. Horglmm is attrartiug the attention of North Carolina farmers as a paying crop, and moro rare is being tukeu to produce good moUunct than foiunrly. The hnlii a of the State aro determined thero shall be plenty of Texas Is ihpiilts and nincusll inns on exhibition at New Orleans. They aro i,i;iiniziiig all over the State. A report nnn made on tho Gthinst. by a com mittee of Ihe Louisiana Legislature ill favor of riving each disabled Coliftilernle soldier one bunch ed and eighty acres of laud. At Warn. Texas, efforts are being made to fHul lob another large factory in that place. . he i ntei prise is In In- a cotton null company. with a espllal stuck i.I one nuuiueil tnousauu lolluis. Tennessee has Ibirty-thrce cotton mills, with v. nly t ight thousand eight hundred and sev- luly-sivi'ii spindles. Why shouldn't Texas, villi iicr imiiieiiiHi coitoii proiiuci, navo turce Inn. s as many, It is reported that a line mineral spring has bu n iliscoveri'd near tho Cow pens battle L-iniiml, in Spartanburg county, tt. C. which Hie.-cshliilly cures skin tliseusca aud a great iiisuy iiiwaul iniiriiiitits. Doimhrrtv Bros., and W. II. Howard & Sons. two Htiniig cotton firms, will erect and finish, in Augusia, (In., by Kcpti-mlier 1, ono of the largest foinpu'sscs lii the country, wiui a ea pucily of sut. eii hundred bales per day. A site has Is-en purchased at Kuoxville, 1 , nn., for a new cntlnii mill, for which one bundle. I and twenty-live thousand dollars cap ital has iiln-u.lv bidi raised. Another new snolcu mill ill tiiu same city is also probable. I ffnrts are being made at Birmingham, Ala.,' fn inl reduce and encourage tho manufacture of flai r case cotton goo. Is than at presi nt made in h- Southern Slates, and a valuable piece of iii-nperiy is tendered the Clarko Mile-end lihi-i ad' works as an inducement to establish tiuiks there. llio Salula cotton factory, at Greenville, B. C, lias made a large ami valuable contract with a Boston ihni fur furnishing them with yarns until next January. New England yams were offered at one-fourth of a cent lower, but the superior quality of the South Carolina yarns commanded tho contract. It Is said that U. S. Grant, John 0. New, Ooidnii, of (It oi gia, and President Jewntt, of llio Krie, are concerned in a schemo to build a railroad from Turtle bay, in Southern Florida, north to a point oil the Georgia Pacific Tlio line, it ts l.clicvcii, wouici iiuini up uie west ,f. i.i- u. .................. 1...... inula trail,-, nii-j.. naiv aiuau; u..u ,..vu tw place the bonds. Ileum Is from Routbt rn Arknnassay that tho destruction of domestic animals along tho lower Mississippi ly the liullalo gnats is saul to exceed all former experience! in any ono year. On be Mississippi side the losses exceed bv far all former records. Within a radiut of ten miles from Grenada six hundred niulei have been killtd ' )' this pelt. Mrs. George Harris, an aged lady of Talla poosa enmity, Ala., died recently under strango circumstance. Slio told her husband in the nioriiiug Hint she would tlio More night and n iiucst, ,1 him to acini alter Her cmiiiren, anil while she cooked dinner. The husband sent after Ihe children, and as soon as they arrived she laid down and died. Two of tho ll vo Confederate General! are still living -Joseph K. Johnston and P. O. T. Ikauregard. The Conreileratel nail tweniy- oiio I.ieiitinnnt-Genirals, aud of these nine iro still living-James l.ongstrcet, nana Hampton, John II. (Initlon, 1. 11. nut, s. V. her. A. P. Stewart, Jul.nl Early, U. 1), Buckncr ami Joseph 1-5. Wheeler. . Tlie excitement in Montgomery county, Ark., iver sum.' new discoveries and mining matter generally is waxing hot. Home parliea in from Bear tamp, in tracing their veins westward, have struck it rich smiie live or six miles snutli wi stnf Silver City, on the headwaters ot Col lier's creek. The claim, so we havo been in formed, to havo found rich deposits or lead carbonates, Is-iug well up ill the hundreds. The old Silver City camp will get to tlie front Coimn ss falls to appreciate tlio importance. of tho Kentucky rivur. Ita appropriation or nii.etv lliiiiiHni.il or one hundred thousand dol lars is inadi quale to the rcquiremeuta of that liiporraiii stream, me prineifHu ..... ..r ...i, fpn.n.eHK n.a.ea ... uu...... Strange as it may appear, inn mf i ..... traverses Kentucky and is liutil ou each ban l,y ahuost uuttiuclied stores of luiulwr. iron ami foul, ia practically a terra incognita to the Cougrtssioual and commercial worlds. A young man named fcdwanl lirown pt-rpe- trated a very foolish trick at nncciing, .. ihort time since. Desiring to use some mining powder in a gun, ami finding it too coarse for the pariioie, he placid it in a coffee-mill, went down into tlio cellar and pn-ctHtieil to gnnu it W the prnm r size. An i xplosion was Hie re sult. Tlie ciin'ee-niill was blown to atoms, the house was Jarred and lirown blown several feet away and terribly burned. The hair on his nt-ad was uurnetl ou to uie scuip, nu .i" eves, ears, hantls, arms, shimmers ami cues r'rightfullv bui iutl. His linger-nails came oil. llo crawled out into tho road witli his clothes en lire, screaming for help. Hearing hit cries, neighbors tunica out aim mo names lira ex tinguished- His sullerings wero tunuus. is feared ho cauuot possibly recover. "DolPAt the oasWert" aaked th young man rising lrom tho table at th festival and bearing himself with the in different air of one who wouia w It k wtnM h.ln li. "Na." o ? one if he could help it. "1 h waiter, aizing him op. "J " - Bash hero." Andlia: ' UiUI M. A -"sTyMhaw been to the tlon? ' Mrt. -iw wo ton flWrW . ; : .