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TO Till. I'HIM.l It «.KVri\.
fioii blo»«»nipriKht with autumn dew.
And colored with heaven* own blue.
That openest when tlie light
Suwe«-1* "ie
klHfn a,ul
frosty "'got
IVti pnjv-t not wlien Violete 1mui
OVr wnu.l«Timt »rc« «kn ami KpringK niwwii.
Or Columl.itie*. i" purple dre*w»*d.
Koi o'er the jrrouiul ljiril's hiiMen nrtt.
Th"u wnitest late. nn.l r.imst jikjne.
Wlii*u wi'ml- nre lnre ami lir*l- nave nOWB,
Anil (ti'Mn ami shortening .lays port*n«l
The near l''"
Tljen kth tbv s»wi *T®
Look thr*-tiiff» it* fringe.. iw «yt
B|»ie-l.lue-a* if that "kv let rail
Altower from itscerultan wall.
1 that tlni". when 1 shall 4S6
tilt' hour of death draw near toM,
H[«*. l.|.w*ominK within my heart,
M*y look to heaven as I d. part.
U'/iioM ('mlien Bry tf.
It was in a luxurious furnished
room where ft glowing grate threw ge
nial light ami warmth upon the oceu
pants, that Gerald 1-angton. lawyer
and millionaire, listened with bated
r— ,, i i.,, i don't think mv uncle would have pro-
The siieaiter! a beautiful woman «'i matte^o'rm
about thirtv. vea ten years younger
than Kr. Langton. reclined in a low
cushioned chair, her dress, her atti
tude. both speaking of the ease wealth
gives, but her face was full of the
dee post anguish, as her lips recounted
Vou love me." she said gently, yet
sadly, "and I love you as I ne\er
loved anyone before, although I am
a widow.* That you knew, but did
not know mv husband's name. By
mv uncle's hut reouest I dropped it
and took his with the pi-operty he left
me. Do not look at me tenderlv.Ger
ald. do not shake my voice or my
heart, for when you know who I am, ..
vou will not repeat the offer vou made
me. ami winch. Jiea\ell ts my witness, i ..x„
1 trie! to avert. i ,he
an ideal hero, and fitted this, my first
admirer, with all his imaginary per
"From the first Uncle Richard dis
liked him, pronouncing him falsw and p(
shallow, and assuring me that my per
sonal attractions had not won his
heart: but the fact of my being tui
heiress to a large property had gained
me the nrt testations in which I so
firmly believed."
"It is a painful story to me now,
Gerald. I-et it suffice that I liv*d in
a world of delicious dreams while
Alexander remained at Grassbank.
When he left me he carried my prom
ise to be his wife at Christmas."
"I tliiuk if my money had depended
on Uncle Richard, my marrage might!
have been prevented by his threaten
ing to disinherit me, but both from
my father and my mother I had in
herited money that made me indepen
dent in a iecuniary sense, of his con
trol orconsent."
"Most grudgingly, however, uncle
did consent, after searching inquiry
wrong me anv wav.
"For a y«ar after t)ie splendid wed
ding that math* me Alexander's wife I
was very happy. 1 was too ignorant of
the value t« understand that we were
living far beyond our income, and en
joyed to the utmost th
around me—the constant
language and music. I was fond, too
couid not continue to love a man
whom I despised. I refused the errand,
and brought down a torrent of such
great abuse that I reallv expected
that Alexander would endW striking
I "Day after day the request .was re
newed. hut I would not yield. Upon
my marriage. uncle Richard had sold
his city residence and took up a perma
nent abode at Grassbank, where,
knowing my husband to be an unwel
come guest, I never visited him. I
wrote occasionally, but the love of
vears, like that of father and cluld, had
Wen so sadly strained by my persis
tence in marrying Alexander, that
even our cor res pondence was languid
and common plaice."
•*I would not, therefore, write to
him to ask a favor that I knew would
not have beeu necessary without crim
inal recklessness of exnenditure. and
'each refusal made my husband more
furious. Then came an overwhelming
blow. Alexander forged a check and
told story of a life. I '«•. I-'"''55"1 .who was
rv,,.u. tnp
he is dewl lle (lie
Let your conscience be at rest,
there," said her listener, in a grave
yet tender voice: "you have never'
given me one hope. Maud. By what,
instinct I knew that you loved me I i
can never tell, something in your eyes
-some tone of your voice betrayed
you, if. as you say, something in your
past life does not separate us, you
nave been no couquette. to torment
me with false hopes. But Maude, tell
me again, whatever stands between
us, you love me
"I love vou," she said gravely, "and
it is because I love you tnat I will not
let you link your honorable name
with that of the wretch who was my
husband. I was very young—not
sixteen—when he came to visit some
friends living at Grassbank. Lucie
Richard has a country seat near the
village. I first met Alexander at a
picnic, where he was the very life of
the part v. everybody's cavalier, cour
teous t» all, full of wit and animation
and service to all. I believe every longer, for
"j^irl on the grounds thought she had ]|,»art."
captivated him, his attentions were so He had no thought but of that glad
education, and the most perfect beauty
of face and form that 1 e\er sa^ in a envelope.
man. It was not long before it was }llinjhUiU^ hand, which he recognized
evident he wished to win my love and once.
he had an easy task. Such love as a j£e
tore 0
?hild of sixteen can give I gave him. introduction, the note ran:
He was the lmiK-i-sf mation o ever ».you did the best vou could on my
hero of poetry and Ik uoi th wlion, y (x
my hnuwl rending l.wl I... e me f.i-, .wk
m.l.ar, ^bool-iprt like. I.lmd mad*
Ji( you kn
then niv dear uncle would have^pro rose fi-om his seat upon the bed as his |lhe
drew two thousiind |*»unds of uncle crimes have released her from any al
Richard's money from the bank. I legiance to you."
"You know
but he handed the whole
the law as soon as it
was discovered that the check was
forged. It was then traced to Alexan
der. and at the same time it was found
that he had robbed in the same way
his former employers. He had given
up all work upon his marriage but
when he found himself without money,
his knowledge of the business enabled
him to forge the note of DerkissA: Co.
Even if uncle Richard had spared him
for mv ssike this other forgery would
have entitled him to penal servitude.
was sentenced to seven veal's, and
uncle took me home, full of heavenly
uiauer %er
iitv and forgiveness for the child who
treated him so ungratefully.1'
Tiien your husband is in orison?"
eu voice,
died within
s n
i said Gerald, in a hard strain
Richard saw
Cnclc Hie]
the death in a paper, and sent the
money for his burial. No, I am free
but none the less I am the widow of
a convict*d felon.''
"But none the less," quoted Gerald,
"the woman I love and honor above
all others, and hope still to make my
It took, however, more than one in
terview, full of love's pleading to
win Maude from her resolution. She
so honored her lover, and was so
proud of hi.s good name and the pos
ition he had attained by his talent,
that her sensitive nature shrank from
even the shadow of her misery falling
upon his life.
i But the victory was won at last,
and the lawver walked home one eve
ning full ot a proud, 'lad jov, for
Maude had then promised to oe his
"If you are willing to take Alexan
der Hall's widow to be your wife."
she said. "I will not oppose you any
I love you witlx all my
pen After a few words
#l uoo
to-morrow. You, as my lawyer, can
see me at any time. Will you come
hideous murder for which he was con- ri"co.
strong. Shall I go to himI suppose
I must. It is still very early." i Pa,gns
It wjvs not vet midnight when j.
hours, was to meet the extreme penal
ty of the law for the worst of all
lookin" He
luxuries years ago I was sentenced to a term
faiety that of yeais for forgery. By a strange
was in such strong contrast to the i accident I escajied the jenalty. )n tin
school routine from which 1 had just! same day James Fox was sentenced to
been released." i two years for petty larceny, and we
"Then began a life of neglect, often I were sent together to prison. James
of ouarreling, when I objected to my Fox—my companion, understand, not
husband s course of conduct—his myself—was deranged, but his law
drinking, his extravagance, and his, yers had not been able to save him, as
late hours. Still I found my own liis aberration was not always appa-j The report that Miss Pho be Couzins
pleasures in society, and a renewal of rent. When we wero entered upon i had been killed by a Minnesota cy
some of my favorite stories, especially I the books of the prison, imagine my clone turns out to be false, as Pho-be
fond, of water-color painting, and gave my name for his own. Like a
made preserits to my friends of speci-! flash I saw the advantage to be gained
mens of my skill in that line." by tin- deception, and allowed tue er
"It was four years after my mar-1 ror to pass. My companion commit
riage, when I was thunderstruck by ted suicide and 1 escaped with two
Alexander asking me to request a
loan of money from Uncle Richard, liut I feared_recognition and went to
with the information added that every
penny of my property was gone."
"Since then I know that a large
portion of it was lost at the gaming
"Long before this I had lost all love
for my husband. Res|eet had died
out when I knew the dissipated life he
was leading, and, foolish as I was. I
amazement when my fellow prisoner
vears' imprisonment instead of seven,
"Yes! I kow what she has suffered
and beg of you to let her still believe
you died years ago."
"She is liapny?"
"Scarcely that. Such wounds as
her's never heal entirely, but it is
cruelty to tear them open when they
are quiet.''
"Has she married?"
"No! She is still vour widow."
"It is hard to deny myself one
more sight of her face, and the hope
I had that she would say she forgare
"Think of her, not yourself."
There was a long silence in the
Every throb of Gerald Langton's
heart was pain to him. but Alexander
Hull sat in moody silence, evidently
reluctant to give up his wish.
At last he spoke.
"You have been very good tome.
Tell, me, now, if you nave any per
sonal reason for your request. Per
haps you love her!"
"I do!" was the brief reply. "Shej
has promised to be my wife.
"Then it will be James Fox who is
hanged to-morrow! 1 meant to give'
'my real name, but I will carrv my I
secret to mv grave. It may be in an
other world that the little last self-!
denial will be a plea for me. Go now.
You mar trust me."
He kept hi.s word, and Gerald Lang
ton hi.s secret.
When Maude, a few weeks later, be
icame his wife, she little guessed the
terrible ordeal which heTiad spared
her. of the added disgrace that be
longed to the name she had given up.
The Youngest Drummer-Boy.
St. Nicholas.
well divided, and yet so impressive to triumph, when he turned up the gas i Tommy," as he was familiarly called by the whites, we see that it is •.
each one. He claimed to be no more ju hi.s office. He was in the habit of i in those days—the youngest drummer-i
than a salesman in a large wholesale inaking a late visit there before going bov and, so far as the writer's know-! downhearted, and states that the flatters: er\ feu people have any
house with a good salary, but he had
js IxHl-rtxHii. in case notes or ledge goes, the youngest enlisted man
the manners of a gentleman of good messages were left for him. One lav i in the Union arm v. The writer well Senators Dawes. Cameron, and IjOgan, always kept on naml until they wit
qualities of a balky
from the farm put in
an appearance in Printing Hoiue
child-like appearance, as well as his
remarkable skill and grace in hand
ling the drum-sticks, never failed to
make an impression not sxm to fade
from the memory. Some brief and
honorable mention of "LittleTommy."
the pride of the Twelfth Indiana Regi
ment, should not be omitted in these
"Recollections of a Drummer-boy."
]cii my name, and took her own again. Phu.be, and it was a very happv oc'ca
So it is not for Mrs. Alexander Hull sion all round.— Kansas City "times,
you must go, but for Mrs. Maud Teni 11id the cyclone which is supposed to
pie." have blown 1'ho-be Couzitis away car
Was the room reeling—the ceiling
Thomas Hubler was born in Fort
as soon as you receive this and win the Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana, October
gratitude of the man you know as 9, 1*51. When two years of age, the I the local publishing tinn of j.
family removed to arsaw. Indiana, chambers Co. will pose as defend
"The man I know as James Fox."19", outbreak of the war, his.ant«.
muttered the lawyer "the smooth, 'a|hfjr» been a German The petition will be filed in the Cir
plausible scoundrel who actually
made me believe him innocent of the l"*"* ,In?n
i enhst
ity of extreme youth, I refused to have courteously, "though yon were offend-' hinueil out, and those 'who* vet re ^Lnles'Jid "it''
this done. Never, I was hrmlv con- ed at mv want of frankness. \\ell,
that is all over! Y
the last request of a dying man, Mr.
Ijin^ton r-'
"Not if I can grant it," was the re
"This," said the murderer, "is not
my first offence against the law. Some
victed. I can lind extenuation for .m.n?-v. jiU'ong the first man. It alleges that on April 3. is.'"J,
some murders, but this cold-blooded
assassination of aw old man for mon- ^'''^dlement being April l'l, tin's, and tlie pride of a large circle of
ev only, was revolting. How he de- "e ^as then nine years and six
ceived me. though, for a time. And
how he exulted over'his success in lhe regiment to which the company
doing so when he saw facts were too
Yet there wis nothing revolting in
about Alexander, resulting in no! the appearance of the criminal Hi
worse rejiort than that his employers1 dress was neat, nis hair can-fully ar
thought him fast, idle, and just the .ranged his ruoustacl:'e »«.•(,«» stn-vivir ..fi i i .. i
man to Ije a fortune hunter Even hands white and refined looking. He:,,
carefully ar-
faultless, his !s
Gerald Langton was ushered into the j1,1,. little Tommy re
cell of the man who, in it few short .en"s^d and served to the end of the
krrea,1 armj'
nitt n flrf
yinced, would my adored Alexander th.,t .» all over! Vuu will, not roW it" a^'Es.l'X
years go by, alniost im|»erceptibly ants sold 2".oio copies of said work
r.vJinv ,m'n
falling—the wall closing around him.' through the air.'— Syracuse
Gerald Langton felt as if they were,
i as the name fell upon his ears Maude
I —his Maude- the wife of this cool
villain who talked of his hideous
crimes as if they were ordinary events?
I Well, he knew that to carry this
man's message was toseparate himself
from Maude forever. Never would
she let him marry the widow of a
I murderer! Very rapidly all the terri
ble facts pissed one after the other.
and he said, "If vou love her why add
a misery to her life? She may have
lived down the old jiain you caused
jher why, for a seltish gratification,
I will you make her whole life a mis
"She was my wife! I would bid
I her farewell."
"She is not your wife. Your own
Wisconsin Eagle. This was "Little i nonesty, and cruelty practiced upon
/or 'ier V\ra^
'"espouse to President Mi's. James and Mrs. Samuels, Messrs.
the army of
throughout all its cam
Mai-yland and lrgmta. At
^-^P'^tjon its terni o service,
war, iiaying been present in some
twenty-six Italtles. He was greatly be
loved by ell the men of hi.s "regiment,
with whom he was a constant favorite.
It is thought that he leat the first
long rool'* of the great civil war. He
.:r. suierain
areaw. Indiana, and permiss
be the latest survivor vertis
N lu,r
Herald.' Miss PIim-In? Con/ins. who
was in the vicinity of the Minnesota
cyclone, was reported among the lost.
She writes that she is safe. It ap|ears
that when she saw the cyclone ap
proaching she commenced to deliver
one of her woman's rights speeches,
when the bosom of destruction sud
dmlv turned on its heels and went
howling howlfully over the prairies
in another direction.— [Norristown
Herald.^ Information has been re
ceived that the recent cyclone did not
encounter Miss Pho-he Couzins after
all. We have no apologies to make
for the obituary notice we gave Miss
Plui'be. but we cannot help remarking
the luck of some cyclones is prover
bial.—iChicago News.]
A Hud Outlook For the 4'omlittc
Winter. Fonr» That There May bo
an tint break.
Mert Loughlin writing to the JChic
ago Times from La Grace Campbell
Co. Dak., says.
The Indians who went out on their
regular hunt are steadily arriving at
La (trace, and in a few days will all
be in. This hunt has been the least
profitable of any ever before conduct
ed. The time of their departure is
looked forward to with anxious solici
tude by the traders and merchants,
as they make very extensive prepara
tions before leaving, in the way of
putting in provisions and other sup
i plies necessary for a protracted hunt
I ingex]iedition. They start out in nuni
lx*rs of three thousand at a time, ami
remain away for at le:ist a month.
But the Twelfth Indiana Regiment owners of this whole country, and French government make apology
possessed a pet of whom it maybe!t,,at their history, from the colonial for insults offered Alfonzo.
said that he enjoyed a renown scarce-! settlement up to the present time, has
ly second to that of the wide-famed
recent senate committee, composed of
Take* Step* to
troops. Charles P. .iolinsou and J. F. Merry-
in his father s company, the .lesse, the husband and son of the plain-
i i
tectetJ nlv fortune bv si ttling k uCi lawyer entered the cell. youngest member. ith the swift ad- y the terms of their contract made
myself but with the'reckless generos- "I knew vou would come," he said. of'the late war are ripidly1ljeintr!
NVa.s th.e
them al!, sounded their first reveille,
so may he yet Jive tu beat their last
Pho'lie Couzins and the jcloue.
Miss Pho-be CouzWis. report«*d lost
in the Minnesota tornado, is alive and
w«ll. The cyclone that carries away
Miss Couzins will mark an
Indians are very poorly provided for, French minister* were present at the
tneir annuities being insufficient. It banquet given by President Grevy in
is a common sight to see them selling honor of Alfonzoat the palace Elyses
their shoes [and other clothing, with Sunday evening, except the ministers
which the government has supplied of war and agriculture. President
them, in order to procure provisions Grevy wore a Spanish order of gold
for the winter. Then they depend en fleece. King Alfonso conversed
uiHin the result of their fall hunt, for half an hour after the banquet
This hunt having failed of its object, with Grevy and prime Minister
the outlook for tneir future this win- Ferry. Grevy urged the king to re
ter is quite gloomy, and mav vet pro- main in Paris another day.
yoke another outbreak. "V\ lien we Alarming rejiorts prevail that the
reflect that they are the legitimate Spanish cabinet will demand that the
... ....
been marked by acts ot perfidy, dis- A Balkv Morse.
should be. Sitting Bull is
The dull routine of court life is
ataut to be enlivened by a dam- and the following is a sample
age suit, in which the widow and advice given to the tiller of the soil,
mother of the late lamented Col. .Tesse i "Let the checkline loose and lead
.lamts will aniear as plaintiff's, and him
of the truest tyje, raised a com- cuit Court to-day by the attorneys of
admiring friends in Jackson and Clay
counties and other sections of West
ern Missouri, was assassinated by one
Robert W. Ford. Subsequently the
defendants hired one Frank Triplett,
an author, to write the manuscript of
a work entitled, "The Life, Times and
Treacherous Death of Jesse James."
In order to give the book the appear
ance bein«f authentic, the defend
ants engaged Mrs. James and Mrs.
Samuels "to assist the author by dic
tating and furnishing facts for said
book to said Frank Triplett." In con
sideration of these services and of the
mission granted by Mrs. James to
advertise the work as gotten out under
her sujervision, the plaintiffs were,
W'11' 11',e
iw «liowin.r t,r *"'.1 f"
turning into "the boys in gray and
as "Little Tommy, the^youngest^ ol thus far only ^•Vi. The contract, it is
alleged, also stipulates that the plaint
the meb'orolrgical history of the
country.— Rochester Post Express.
is still well and on the stump for the
woman's rights. So far as heard from
no female suffragist of the standing
and experience of Miss Couzins has
been removed by an ordinary cyclone.
BltMUHingloii Pantagiv.pM. It is
perhaps significant that, before tack
ling Miss Pho-be Couzins. the cyclone
and devastated
Canada. There 1 lived by my wits leveled three towns
until a year ago. when I returned to eighty-nine farms. After its interview
try to raise money for my wife, and with Miss Couzins it hopjed to its
thought I saw an easier plan by com-' hole like a sick toad, aud has not been
milting the crime for which I die to- heard of since. —.Chicago News..
morrow. But I want to see my wife. Miss Phcebe Couzins reports from
I wronged her—1 robbed her—but, Minnesota that she is safe, aud was
heaven is my witness, I love her. i not in the track of the cyclone. Neith
When I was put in prison she drop- er was the cyclone in the track ot Miss«| thur and Lewis Tappan.
t,efenla'lt-s» to receive fiv«}
i that they have paid tin* plaintiff's
ills were to receive from defendants,
free of charge, 1«J bound volumes of
said work and that thus far they have
received but twenty volumes. In the
event of the forfeiture of said contract
the defendants obligated themselves
to turn over to the plaintiff's the elec
trotype plates, cuts and engravings
used in getting up the work, which
were to become the sole property of
the plaintiffs. In this they failed, it
is asserted, as in all other respects, to
carry out the agreement, for which
reason the plaintiff's now sue for
and costs.
The New York Antff^favery Society
celebrated Tuesday the fiftieth anni
versary of the beginning of the work
for the freeing of the negr»M\s. Eli/.ur
Wright, the oldest Abolitionist living,
occupied the cnair in the afternoon,
aud George W. Clarke, who sung
anti-slavery ballads thirty years ago,
though now over three score years
and ten. again made his voice heard.
There was poem« and brief address
es. Mr. 1'lareHce Winthrop Bowen
related the storie.s of the lives of Ar-
While Vlftltlnc Purl* He l« I pon
By a Mob, and Spall* Demands an
A polony.
A Paris correspondent to a London
paper says: People came almost to the
windows of tke King s carriage, hiss-i
ingand groaning. A woman broke
her umbrella bv striking the carriage
of the Duke of Sestos. Prime Minis
ter Ferrv. who rode with the King,
requested the officer of the cuirassiers
to Keep close to the carriage. Men, i
apparently beside themselves with
rage, shook their lists in tke very
windows of the carriage. Even
where the attitude of.the crowd was
the least aggressive there was no
work of greeting. No one uncovered.
The cartage proceeded so rapidly the
escort was thrown into great disor
der. The King's position was so
dangerous at the railway station that
all the Spanard's drew their swords.
The Spanish military attache was
prevented by his companions from
leaping from the carriage to avenge
the insults offered .the King. After
the interview lietween the Spanish
Minister of Foriegn Affairs \nd the
King, at the Spanish Embassy, the
offer of a company of infantry to act
as a guard of honor at the Embassy
was declined and the troops were
inarched away. The King was cheer
ed and hissed on leaving tne church
this morning. He telegraphed the
l^ueen his stay in Pans would pio
bahly be shortened.
A Paris cablegram has the follow
ing: King Alfonzo and suite left this
city on the V45 a. m. train on his re
i turn to Spain. There was no demon
stration by the populace on their de
parture. The journals here continue
to condemn the condact of the po
pulace towards King Alfonso, point
ing out especially that they were play
I into into the hands of Bismarck,
i The government will make a diplo-
Their hunt, instead of being crowned
with such brilliant success as hereto
fore, has been an absolute failure, matic remonstrance at the indignities
and they complain bitterly of their to which the Spanish king is subject
lot. Thev state that the paleface has ed. The radicals violently attack
driven all of the butlalo from the President Grew and Prime Minister
reservation, thus depriving them of Ferry for the course they have pur
tlieir most substantial means of sub-1 sued in the matter. The cabinet is
sistence. They look upon the ap- divided in opinion as to its policy,
proaching cold weather with a sink- Ths Journal officially publishes the
lag heart and a feeling of utter des- following bulletin: "Tnat President
pair. I will here state, to the dis- Grevy apologized to King Alfonzo for
honor-of our government, that our
the outrage of Saturday. All of the
... Gov. Griflin in the Albany Even-
a Pub-
II»lier lor Bania^e*.
S -n i s -i n a
°8t. presents the following to his
the^ large quantity of advice
Sduare this morning. When the far
mer got ready to start for home, the
procession refused to move. The til
ler of the soil began to coax the horse
with his whip. The horse undertw»k
to put his hind feet in the wagon.
By this time a crowd had gathered,
ample of the
'Tie a string to his ear and pull.
He will follow."
"Get out and push on the lines."
"Put a rope around his neck, and
hitch him to another wagon."
"Put some dry sand iu his mouth."
"Blow in his ear."
"Tie up one of his front legs."
"Twist his tail."
"Pick him up and carry him"
"Put a roj»e around his body, pass
it between his front legs, fasten it un
der the throat, and pull him along."
"Why dont you sell him.'"
"What are stall-fed horses worth a
"Take the harness off and lead him
around the block blindfolded."
"Hub his nose with chalk"
a sailor's knot in his upper
"Take off' his shoes and put his feet
in warm water."
"Place an ice poultice on his tow
"Find out what he wants to do and
then give him a loose rein."
."Untie his belly-band."
"Take and grease the wagon."
The alove is a small sample of the
advice given to start a balky horse,
and ten Tin* ad vice diil not start the proces
sion. Presently a locomotive put in
an apjM'arance on ^uay street, and
began to blow off steam, when the
horse thought of the clover patch at
home, aud started up Hudson avenue
at a gallop.
of (he Flr»l Train* Pikuliie
Ov-r u New l'ork Koad Juil orn-
A dispatch from Utica N. Y. says:
The opening of the New York, West
Shore «Sc Buffalo Railroad from
Albany to Syracuse was undertaken
to-day, but was interrupted by a
serious collision near Fort l'iain,
about forty miles west of Albany.
The road is a double track from New
York to Syracuse, but on some parts
of the new division from Albany to
Syracuse only one track was in con
dition. The o]NMiiug train from the
west, which consisted of four or five
cars besides the baggage-car, contain
ed a large number of people from
Syracuse. Utica. and other ]oint.s. It
was behind time when it neared tin
place of the accideut. The trains
were to pass at Fort Plain, but one
being late the other was ordered to go
on to Johnsville. Meantime the
train from the east had arrived at St.
Johnsville, where it was expected to
slay till the other passed it. Instead
ot doing so the engine* pas^-d o-it
great speed, and met the tram from
the eavt about midway lietween the
two places. The crash is described as
terrific. The engine from the east
was smashed and the baggnge-cars
was destroyed, but the passenger-cars
were left on the track. The engine
from the west was partially turned
over, and the baggage-car ami smoker
behind were telescoped and destrov
ed. Michael Lyons, engineer of th*
east bound train, was killed, and
.Tames Whitlock, a passenger froni
Ephiatnba, N. Y.. ha«l his skull frac
tured and will probably die. Twelve
or fifteen were slightly injured!
There is difficulty in fixing the blame!
because the engineer who is said to
have disregarded the signal at St
Joonsville to stop is dead.
The End of the World.
London Graphic.
The end of the world is confidently
predicted by devout Moslems to be
approaching with the close of the Mo
hammedan thirteenth century on No
vember N. Tradition declares that in
the present month, during the Ram
adan fast, the sun shall rise in the west
and the day of mercy and forgiveness
shall cease, and that of judgment and
retribution begin. Thus, a proclama
tion has been issued from the Mecca
warning all true believers to prepare
for the coming day, which The Times
of India tells us, has been widely cir
culated, and has created a groat im
pression. A fanatical pilgrim to the
prophet's tomb at Medina, Mohammed
baieb, declares that Mohammed ap
pea red to him in a dream last .March
and warned him of the approaching
end. There are twenty-five signs to
be fulfilled before the p*eat day, and
some of these the Mohammedans al
ready recognize, the closing signs be
ing the coming of Iman Malidi, the
director, with his troops bearing black
onsk'iis, and a might v wind which
shall sweep away the souls of all who
have but a grain of faith in their
hearts. After the Mahdi's reign the
trumpet will sound two blasts, the
dead shall rise, and the judgment
An Incident of Western Life.
brakeman who attended a social
dance with a young lady in tow. some
evenings since, was discovered sitting
lonesomely in a corner of the room by
one of the floor managers, late in the
evening, just as a set was forming for
the "next quadrille."' There was "one
more couple wanted," and the floor
manager sang out
"Come. Bill, get your girl andchas
sez into place."
"Can't do it this time," said Bill
"the girl has side-tracked for re
hat s^ the trouble.'" inquired
the other with concern, "anything se
"Punno, the railroader answered,
"but I guess she trying to get a mis
placed switch in position. We'll make
the run if she gets here on schedule
time, you bet!"
The girl got there, and all went
merry as a locomotive bell for the
brakeman and his girl the rest of the
Facts About Diamonds.
Ths discover of diamonds is un
known. From reference in Exodus
it is apparent that the diamond was a
precious stone in Egypt in those early
times and even In-fore that it was
known in India, where probably it
was rirst obtained. The name is de
rived from the Greek word adamas,
meaning "unsubduable," referring to
its hardness, and later was written di
amas, in Latin. From Pliny, a writer
of the first century, we learn that the
diamonds was regarded as the most
valuable of all things, and but few
kings even could afford to buy them.
But as no means of artificial polishing
had been discovered the stone depre
ciated in value, so that the rubv and
emerald became more precious. The
discovery by Ludwig von Berquen, in
147t, of a mode of cutting and jkjIisIi
iug it, at once returned this gem to
the first place among precious stones.
The present value of a fine brilliant,
weighing one carat, varies from $*.U to
fl'Hi. The rose and the table diamonds
command much k*»s. larger dia
monds appreciate in'value much more
rapidly than the ratio of their weight.
The Orloff diamonds, 1KJ carats, is.
valued at **.00,oo the Pitt diamond.
130 carats, at ^ono.nuo the Dudley
dianiond, 250J carats, at $7r»u,noo
while the Kohinoor, for various rea
sons. although now it weighs butlU2i
carats, is estimated to be worth #2.000,
Edison's Toy-Baby and Patent Shirt.
Y.rk Sun.
Undergoing general circulation is a
storv that Edison, the inventor, has
produced an electrical toy-baby that
can arrange the letters of* any' name
from among spelling-blocks that can
say: "Come in." "Mamma. I'se
sleep," and two or three other senten
ces, and that can cry, laugh, sing,
and plav the piano.
"Is tliat a fact? I hadn't heard of
that story yet." said Mr. Edison's
private Secretary yesterday: "That
must be the latest out about Mr. Edi
son. Is that a European or an Ameri
can tale
"That's of Water bury, Conn.,
manufacture—that is if it is manu
"Well, it certainly has no truth in
it. Most of the clever stories about
Mr. Edison, however, are European.
The latest was published in the Vien
na Tageblatt. That was about the 305
shirt -a garment that Mr. Ed.son was
said to have succeeded in inanufactur
nig of 30.1 delicatly thin sheets of
pajKM* in layers, one layer for every
day in the year Yoii tore off the
outer sheet every morning, and start
ed each day with a spick and span
clean shirt. For leap years you
bought a .'UH5 shirt. A man in Paris
went to an exchange office, bought
a five dollar bill, and mailud it to Mr.
Edison for a sample of thegai-uu «t,
I and a chap in Berlin tried to-buy the
{agency for it
i .ussia."

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