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•A: 1 fj 4 iiii BTEWSPAPKB I.AWS, Anypcraon.who tnkcs the. paper rcRulnrly from the Io6tomc6, whether directed! liisnauic or whether hi isa'Bumoriberornot, is responsible for the pay. The courts* have decided that refusing to take ncwa papers and periodicals from the poBtoffici*. or rnnov liiff and leaving them uncalled for, teprtous/dcfecvl* deuce Of MiTKKTlOttAL FKAUD. TOPICS OF THE DAY. •SAN FiiANCisoo people are asking for 71 .subsidy for a steamship line from that port to Australia for the reason that our exports to that country have increased from $6,500,000 to $11,500,000 in two years. SPONGE growing is beginning to loom up as an industry on points of the Con necticut ooast. It lias been found that young sponges transplanted from Flori da waters flourish rapidly in Long Island Sound. KITE flying lias becorrfe such a mania at ltaritan, 111., that prominent citizens engage in it. One kite is seven feet long and has been sent over 2,000 feet into the air. Three men and a wind lass are required to draw it back to earth. 'THE bill In the Massachusetts Legis lature providing that minors and women shall not work in mercantile establish ments more that tea hours a day has •been killed by an amendment provid ng that a woman over twenty-one years of .age con contract out of it. SUICIDES by monarclis have been rare in modern times. The most recent case was that of Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Tur key, who opened a vein in his arm in 1876. In 1868, Theodore, Emperor of Abyssinia, is said to have shot himself. In 1820 the King of Hayti escaped cap ture by suicide. Charles VII. of France, starved himself to death. THE contract for constructing antl putting in place the great dome for the Lick Observatory at Mount Hamilton has been awarded to a San Francisco firm at $56,850. It is to be of steel, seven ty-six feet in diameter, and will weigh 127 tons when completed. The con tract for mounting the telescope has been given to a Cleveland firm for $42, ooo. NEW YfytK has secured a rhinoceros ifor Central Park. He is called Hornby, auid stands five and one-half feet high and is eleven and onc-halffeet long and weighs over two tons. He is believed to be between ten and twelve years old, and was captured while young near the •mouth of the Ganges. Boniby is tho largest rhinoceros ever in America, and cost, the city $5,000. SLEEVING CAUS TUE THE with bath rooms are the latest improvements. Now tired anil dusty travellers -who cross the. conti nent will be able for fifty cents to take a tfJiorough wash at any time during the /jwujviey. These cars also have bullets, isatoking rooms and all other latest sleeping car improvements which ten.d to make long distance journeys com fortable and enjoyable. Boston Jlocord gives us the fol lowing: "A Woodhull (111.) barber shop was changed to a saloon. Au absent-minded preacher who had been •one of the barber's regular customers •dropped in, and seeing a crowd ahead of him, sat down to wait his turn. The mien at the bar, thinking the preacher had come to learn their names, lied in dismay. Then the good man discov ered his error and quickly left." TIIE.Court of Chancery of New Jer sey lias just rendered an opinion hold ing that a witness in that State who •swears by the Bible is not bound to kiss ithc book. A woman when sworn had laid her hand on the Bible, but refused to kiss it. The only reason she gave for the refusal was that she had never kissed the book. She was allowed by 'the Master to testify, but a motion was subsequently made to strike out her .testimony. Hence this decision. general election, which will soon •occur throughout the United Kingdom, is likely to afford a very thorough test of one of Mr. Gladstone's cherished opinions. Tho Liberal chieftain has re peatedly proclaimed his conviction that •the masses are invariably right as against what have hitherto been called -'the governing classes^" and he has pointed, in confirmation of his view, to the history of the great reforms which have steadily widened the boundaries of British freedom. TROUBLE TJIE appears to fcs brewing for Spain and its baby King. The Republi cans iii one portion of the kingdom and •the Carlists in another are said to bo preparing independently to attempt to overthrow the Government. As tho Queen regent is unpopular, the King, iut a baby, republican sentiment strong in the country districts, and the Carlist influence and traditions powerful in the mountain provinces of the Basque •country, stirring times may occur iu •'.Spain before tho summer is oyer. project to use the water power of Niagara at Lockport, N. Y., is tak ing shape, a company formed for the purpose having begun preliminary operations. It is estimated that 300,000 horse power can be made available at Lockport if so much should be needed. JLflke Erie and the. other., great lakes would be the mill pond for this great water pow^r, Niagara river the head racc and Lake Ontario the tail race. jNo artificial dam is needed, and the sup ply of water and, therefore, of power is unfailing. FRENCH PRETENDERS. Departure of the Orleans and llonaparte Princes from Pari* in Accordance th t* Decree Published ly the Pron'cli Gov €ri]input—Resignation of Ambassadors. l'.Wiis, Juno 24.—Tho French Govern ment issued yesterday an edict expelling the French Princes from France. Prince Victor and fifteen of his most prominent adherents, including tho Marquis ol Vulette and liarou Hausman, started for Brussels. The train bearing the party left the station amid cries of "Vive l'Em pereur! "Au revoir!" and shouts of "Vivo la Kepublique!" There was some hissing. Si-veral persons were arrested. At a re ception before starting for Brussels Princo Victor said: "Do not expect a rain protest from me. A peopJo sometimes takes it upon itself to open its doors to an exile. I remain a rep resentative of the Empire as the Napoleons constituted it. 1 favor firm authority, equality of all citizens and respect for ail creeds. Be assured that whatever caff duty may make I shall not b« found want ing in the fulfillment of what I owe to tho democracy and to my name. Au revoir." l'rince Victor attracted very little atten tion oa his arrival in Brussels. Prince Jerome Napoleon started for Geneva last eveninir. He was accompa nied by a number of friends to the railway station. The station was closed to tho public, but a dense crowd, estimated at 5,000 people, gathered outside. Thero wore counter cries of "Vive l'Empereur'" and "Vive hi Kepublique!" M. Ornano, a Roy alist, tried to rally a party in or der to make a demonstration, but tho po lice hustled tho crowd roughly. Police Secretary Loze visited Prince Jfapoleon and Prince Victor prior to their departure and stated that the Government was dis posed to allow them time in which to ar range their affairs. Both the Princes de clined to avail themselves of the offer. The Count of Paris, his son and suite will embark fop England to-day, and will arrive at Tunbridge Wells on Friday, where they will tako up their residence. The Count will issue a manifesto protest ing against his expulsion and outlining the monarchical programme. A thousand persons called at the chateau yester day and inscribed their names in a special hook. Tho Count shook hands with etich one and briefly expressed his thanks. The gates of the chateau will lie opened at eleven o'clock this morning to admit the townspeople of Eu and Tro port who desire the Count to receive an expression of their sympathy. M. Hundle. prefect of the Seine Inferieure, bluntly de clined to notify the Comte de Paris of his expulsion. Count Foucher de Careit, Ambassador to the Austrian Court, has resigned in pro test against the action of his Government in expelling the French Princes. It is believed* that M. Waddington, French Ambassador to tho Court of St. James, will resign in consequence of tho expulsion of the Princes. His resignation is momentarily expected. The Royalist press pronounces the pas sage of the Expulsion bill the forerunner of the downfall of the Republic. Tho moder ate Republican, papers generally criticise the measure as unjust. The Opportunist journals urge tho Government to disre gard the demqnds of the Irreconcilables nnd radicals, and demand a firmer Repub lican policy. The male representatives of the Bona parte and Orleanist families who are af fected by the act of expulsion are Prince Napoleon (nicknamed Plon-Plon) and his eons, one oi wliom is Prince Victor, tho Count of Paris and his sou Louis Pliillippo, and the Due D'Aumole. [The members of the House of Orleans that would come under the implication of tlio measure are: Count de Paris. Countess de Fur/s, ami tlioir infants with tlieni at Cannes also their son, Duke d'Orleuns, in the Col lege Stanislas, and their daughter, the Princess Helene, who, a year or so ago, entered society at a fete trlveti by one of tlio licthschilds Duke de Chartres and Duchess de chartres and their children. Princess Marie, l'rince Kobert, Prince He.url, Princess Marguerite mid Prince Jean Duke de Nemours,General of Division, livilify iu Paris, and his children: 1. Duke d'Aleiicon, Captain of Artillery, in garrison at Vincennhis wife and two children, Louise and Emmanuel 2, Princess Blanche Prince de Joinville, Vice-Admiral, and the Princess his wife, both living in the Rue de Uerri, a few doors from the American chapel, with their children. Duke de Peutlncvre, a Lieutenant in tho navy, and Princess Francoise, wii'o of Duke de Chartres already mentioned Duke d'Aumale, the senior Division General in the French army, one of tlio forty iinmortels of the French Academy, a splendid gentleman, who lives at Chantilly. Of the Uourbons the elder branch finds its male renresentative in the person of Count de Chanibord. son of tho assassinated Due do Herri, jrrandson 0 Charles and sometimes designated by his i'riotids Henry V. Of the thirteen children born to Charles and Letitia Bonaparte during the eighteen years of their wedded life five sons have attained maturity and played conspicuous parts iu the history of Europe. These were Joseph, Luc:eu, Napoleon, Louis ana Jerome. Prince Charles Jules, son of Luc.eu by his lirst wife, iiad no lower than twelve children by his cousin, the Princess Zenaidc, of whom two survive-viz Prince Lucien Louis Joseph, one of the Cardinals at Rome, nnd Prince Napoleon Charles, who is the actual head of the Uouaparte family. The Prince, horn iu 1SJ9, entered the French army durinu tlio re gn of his cousin. Napo leon 111,, fought through the Algerian and Mexican campaigns, and took part as a Cap tain of infantry iu tho late Franco-Prus s.an war. He was taken prisoner by the Germans, and, having refused to give his parole not to serve against the enemy if set at liberty, was imprisoned at Brunswick until peace was declared. When only twenty-one yours old he married Princess Mario of ltufpoli, by whom he has had iwo daughters, Marie and Eugenic de Uonaparto, the latter beiiur born as recently as 187:3. Tho lines of Napoleon I. and of Louis, third and fourth sons respectively of M. and Mme. UoiiiHart«, are extinct by t,he deaths of the ex-King of Rome (luko de Reich stadt) in ItSK and tho Prince Imperial the ad of June, 1879. Thug there only remains for consideration the lino of Jerome, formerly King of Westphalia, tho thirteenth and last child of Letitia Bonaparte born lour months before his father's death liarly in tha present century this Jeromo lionaparto married Miss Patterson, of' Baltimore, who died in 1670, and by her he hod issue. Their eldest son married Miss Susan May in 1SS0, aud this marriago resulted in tho uirtli of two sous the oldest of whom, Colonel Jerome lionaparto, came over from the United States iu the early days of tho Second Empii-o to servo iu the army of his imperial cousin. The original Jerome llouaparte's marriage with Miss Patterson wasannuled in a highly arbitraly and unjustifiable manner by Napoleon L, who compelled his younger brother marry Prinecss 1 red erica of V. uitemburg. They had two sons and a daughter-Prince Jerome, Count ol Montfort, who died at Florence in 1847 without issue, and Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul, who, on his brother's death assumed the name of Jerome, and is tho "Plon-Plon" who has created so much exbite tneut iu Franco. 1 Presidential Vetoes. WASHINGTON', June 2-1.—Messages veto ing seven private pension bills were re ceived from the President and read in thn Senate yesterday, and laid on the table. [Tho total number of Presidential vetoes from tho foundation of the Government to the close of the administration of President Arthur was 1(W. Lincoln vetoed but 1 bill Johnson 17, Grant 28, Hayes 12 and Arthur 4. Cleveland has vetoed it" private pension bills and tho following other bills The bill to reinstate Lieutenant Mclilair tli the army tho bill rriatiijg to tho title to the Des Moines river lands the bill in tho interest of science which it was claimed would permit tho dese cration of graves in tho Distriot of Columbia tho bill to extend the Immediate Transporta tion act to Omaha tho bill making Spring field. Mass., a port of delivery: the bills mak ing approprfeitions for public buildings at Zaucsvillc, 0., and at Sioux City, la.] THE HENNEPIN CANAL. Tlio Scheme Indorsed by tho River And Harbor Comiiiittoc-An Appropriation Kecummeniled—How the Canal Is to Be Constructed. WASHINGTON, June 25.—The Senate Com merce Committee has nearly completed tho Iliver and Harbor bill. Items in the Rouse bill have been increased $3,433,275 and otliors have been decreased $G15,500, niakinganetincrea.se of $2,807,775 tho total appropriation by the Senate bill, $18,04tt,575. The provisions for tho Michigan and tlio Hennepin canals, after many amendments, stand as follows: "The grant of the Illinois and Michigan canal its rights of way, and all its appur tenances and right, title and interest which the State of Illinois may have in any real estate heretofore ceded to the State of Illi nois by tho United States for canal pur poses, made to the United States by an act of the General Assembly of the iState of Illinois, approved April "28, 1882, be and is hereby accepted on tho terms and condi tions specified in said act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois. For the construction of a canal from the Illinois river at or near the town of Hennepin, in tho State of Illinois, to tha Mississippi river at the moutth of Rock riv er. or between it and the city of liock Isl and, in sfaid State, together with such feed ers and other works as ma}' be neobssary to supply said works with water, $300,000. Said canal and branch canalor feeder shall be known as the Illinois and Mississip pi river canal, and shall be con structed on such route as may be de termined by tho Secretary of War. Pro vided, thart it shall be the aufy oi tho Sec retary of War, in order to secure the light of way for such canal and feoders. to ac quire the title to such lands ets may be necessary by agreement, purchase, vol untary conveyance from the owners, if it can be done on reasonable terms but if that shall be found impracticable, tien the Secretary of War shall apply to any term of the Circuit or District court of tho Unicod States for the Northern district of Illinois to be held thereafter, at any general or special term held in said district, and in tne name of tho United States, imtitutq, and carry on proceedings to condemn such lands as may be necessary for right of way, as aforesaid and in snch proceed ings said court shall be governol by the laws of the State of Illinois, so far as tho same may be applicable to the subject of condemning private prop erty for public use. Provided, further, that said canal shall be eighty feet wide at the water line, and seven feet deep, with a capacity for vessels of at least 380 tons burden," with guard gates, waste-witirs. locks, lock-houses, basins, bridges, and all other erecti,ons and fixtures that maj be necessary for safe aud convenient navRa tion of said canal and branch as specified in said survey." TWENTY-NINE VETOES. Another Hatch ot Private Pension 3111a Returned Without tile President's Ap proval—Probable Action of the Scnata and House. WASHINGTON, June 25.—The Presdent beat his record yesterday by sending in twenty-nine messages vetoing that many special pension bills. The President was BO much oec.ipied yesterday in considering a large batch of private pension bills that lie de nied himself to all callers and even post poned the regular Cabinet meeting. Secretaries Lamar and Whitney, At torney-General Garland, Postmaster^ General Vilas and Acting Secretary Fairchild were promptly in attendance but the President informed thqm tluat lip would prefer to dispose of the pension bills while his lilind was on thom rather than take up the business of the Cabinet, unless some of the departments had im portant matters to submit requiring im mediate action. AB there was nothing re quiring immediate attention, the meeting adjourned. Thequestion of the probable action of the Senate and House on the Presidential ve toes of pension bills is becoming quite an im portant one, and presents many embarrass ments. Some members are of opinion that a large proportion of these bills will bo passed notwithstanding the President's objections, while others entertain contrary views. So far as the feeling can now be judged the vetoes will be sustained, save, perhaps, in a few exceptional cases where a majority of both branches consider themselves committed beyond recall to tho merits of such bills. In any event, the de bate, if permitted, is likely to assume wide political proportions, and be acrimonious in the extreme. The Chicago Switchmen. CHICAGO, June 25. Every appearance now is that tho present strike of the Lake Shore switchmen will not only extend to the other roads centering in Chicago, but will Bpread.outside and take in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit and Toledo. The men are thoroughly tnraged, and there is no longer any pretense that the Switchmen's Union is not behind the strike. It is now openly acknowledged that it is, and willing to back up the Lake Shore strikers notonlv to the extent of calling out all the other Chicago switchmen, but also those at other points. The cause of the strike is, of course, the retention as switchman of the eight objectionable men against whose presence the other switchmen struck two months ago. At the conclusion of that strike it was'given outtliat the men went back to work on ail assurance that the eight men should be put to some other em ployment, and at the time it wan general ly supposed that the railroad had sail' tioned that assurance. A Now Wcajipu Against tlio Boycott. BIKGHAMPTOX, N. Y., June 25.—John H. Dunn.John Doyle, Edward Barnes and George Saulspiiugh, cigar-makers, wero arrested yesterday under the Fed eral laws, for boycotting Fred J. Hill, a cigar manufacturer. It rs claimed that Hill, by paving iiis internai-reveuue tax, thereby acquired the right under tho internal-revenue laws to manufacture cigars, a right secured by the laws of the United States within the intent and mean ing of .Section 5,508, under wliie'j the ac tion is brought. This section provides that if two or more persons "oonspire to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any cit iaen of the United States in tho free exer cise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the constitution or laws of the United States" they are bubject to an extreme penalty of $5,000 aud ton years' imprisonment. Eight Hours for Post-Offlce Employes, ^i'.^ OUK, June ,.—A lai,nro mass meeting was held here last niglit"at which resolutions were adopted demanding that Congress pass the bill limiting tho"labor of letter-carriers and other post oilice em ployes to eight hours' per day, and assert ing that every man of whatever party who. shall assist in defeating the incisure will be held responsible therefor at t/ie polls. Letters of regret were received from Colonel K. G. Ingersoll, Governor Abbett of New Jersey, and several Coiicres/mwn. Among those present was General Master Workman Powderly, who pledged the sup port of the Knights of Labor to tha prin. eiple of tho bill. FAMOUS JEWELS. Th* TVonrtrrfnt Hopp Collection of f!a~ moiids, supphiro«t, Opuls ami lVarl*. The collection of jewels ami precious stones formed by the late Mr. Henry Phillip Hope, the greater portion of which is to be sold, was one of very re markable interest, chiefly on account of the famous blue diamond which more than half a century back was known aa the flopo diamond, having come into the possession of Mr. Henrv Thomas IIopv of Amsterdam, in London. This extrcjnely rare gem, however, wliieli ts /ho rival of the Koh-i-noor in the great exhibition of 1851, and which is tin.' clief of about five of the onlv blue diamonds known, is not included in the present sale. A splendid star of azure fire shines out in the lovely sapphire known histor ically as 'Le Sapphire Merveilleux." upon which Mine, de Genlis founded a charming story when it belonged to Phillippe Egalito, Due d'Orleans. In eolor this beautiful stone, which is five eighths of an inch octagon set round with small brilliants as a ring, is even richer and softer in its tone than the blue diamond, but less fierce in its lus t(\r. Its weight is 74 grains not large, therefore, since there is one at Ava of j£l carats, and Ihe one in the collection of theJardin desPlantes weighs 132 l-l(i carats, without a flaw, which was found by a poor Bengalee, afterward pur chased by one Mr. Ruspoli. of Rome, and eventually came to a Paris jewel merchant for 170,000 francs. Another interesting jewel is the King of Candy's cat's-eye. the largest known, being an inch and a half in ameter and hemispherical, mounted in the original Oriental setting of gold studded with rubies cut en cabochon. Its color cannot b« better described than by its resemblance to the glistening green and tawny yellow of the cruel eve of cats and tigers. The, charm of the cat's-eye is in the changing streak or ray of sil very light, and this it is that led the Cingalese to fancy that it held a genie who could protect against witchcraft, so that they prize with superstitious veneration these strange stones. There are several other specimens in the col lection, and one of the gold cat's-eyes known to mineralogists as crocidoHte. Of the opals there are some fine specimens, both of Ihe Hungarian, which are the best, and of the Mexi can, which are softer and more porous. A beautiful ornament made of these gems is most appropriately formed like a chameleon, with the creature's back studded all over with opals of changing irridescence. This is an exceedingly fine example of the art of tha joaillinr of the seventeenth century, 111 gold and enamel work. Another very interesting opal is the "Mexican sun opal," so called from having the head of the sun god carved upon it. This is an inch long and near ly the same in width, and the carving seems to be barbaric and not antique Roman, or we might fancy it was tho opal of historic celebrity which was cov eted by Marc Antony, and led him to banish Nonius, the possessor of it, who, however, escaped with bis opal. This curious Mexican opal lias its traditions as being historically known since tho sixteenth century. The largest pearl known is anot.hor of the rarities of the collection, two inches long, pear-shaped, of an opaline tint, mounted as a pendant to an arched crown of enamel, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and brilliants. Interesting as a specimen of glyptic work is a diamond cut in the form of a cross, which is said to be unique. There is also a cross formed of six rare brilliant green dia monds, and another anomaly of the kind is a white ruby. The sword hilt of King Murat, made of a large aquamarine cut •in facets, with various jewels studded about the gold cross piece, is another curiosity in this remarkable collection. —London Times. A TURKISH STRIKE. Constantinople Street-Sweepers Demand ing Eighteen Months* Hack Pay. The street-sweepers of Constantinople, not having received any pay during the last eighteen months, recently went on strike, the authorities having told the men that before the new loan was made there was no money to be had. About a fortnight ago the men had become so destitute that they assembled, armed themselves with brooms and s'pades, went to the government offices, and de manded pay in loud and threateninjr words. Shortly after their arrival a high offi cial drove up in his open carriage, and was at once stopped bv the rioters, who politely demanded their due. The an swer that, having waited eighteen months, they might as well wait a little longer, raised a fearful tumult, and the life of the officer was in serious danger till a regiment of soldiers arrived on the spot and dispersed the men, not, how ever, until they had received one month's wages and the assurance that as soon as the new loan was made they should all be paid. Then the weapons were laid down, the noise ceased, and the street-sweepers' strike came to an end.—Pall Mall Qazette. A Floating Kirk. A floating kirk for the Island of Arran Is the latest notion from the North, the Duke of Hamilton having strictly ad hered to his resolution not to allow any United Presbyterians a place of worship on the island. The modern ark is to be moored in Lamlash bay, one of the snuggest anchorages on the Scottish coast, and the members of the congrega tion will be pulled on board from the shore in small boats when the ship's bell rings at the mast-head. As three and the precentor is a fair good parish kirk muster in some parts of Scotland in winter, there will probably not bJ many crowded pews aft of the pulpit bulk heads on stormy Sundays, though the sermons may be' as elective as the act ing in the old seaside timber theater at Carlisle. "Did you see tkem?" said a would-be Irving once when playin« Hamlet in this 'temple, of the drama" •'the pit rose at me." "Ay, ay," said the local-door-keepor, "but it was not til! the tide was up to theb knees, uiau."—SI. James1 Uazctle SIR WILLIAM NAPIER. now UP Managed 11"' Most I.r.wless Sol fliers In the Hrilish Army. Sir William Napier, who lirst helped to make history and then told it, was the most tender-hearted of men and the sternest of disciplinarians. The com pany of which he was made Caplain was the worst in his regiment, and the regi ment, tho Forty-Third, was the worst in the army. Three months after Napier took command of the company it was in such perfect order that the young Captain was looked up to as the best disciplinarian in the army. The regi ment at tlio siege and assault of Badajoz had shown itself the bravest of the bravo. Its Colonel had been killed, and nearly all its officers were dead or woundecf, when Napier, twentv-snven years of age, arrived from England to take com mand. He found the men who had braved unheard-of terrors demoralized by de bauchery and the absence of control. His heart jumped into his mouth at the thought of punishing such br»ve men, but punish tJiem he did with unilinch itig severity. He told them plainly that he would curb their lawlessness, and they defied him to do his worst. At Salamanca, while a skirmish was going on, and the enemy's guns were pouring shot into the regiment, his men became disobedient. He halted the regiment, and flogged four of the ring-loaders un der fire. Then tlicy submitted to tho order, and advanced throe miles under a constant cannonade, as steadily as at a review. At Vittoria, his regiment, which hud been the most lawless of the plunderers at Badajoz, marched over the richest articles of dress and furni ture strewn about the field, and not a man stooped to pick up a single thinf. Yet this same ofiiccr. who could luUt a regiment under fire to flog four men, had the heart of an affectionate woman. Once when he returned to England on sick leave, his youngest child, a baby of twelve months, was so frightened at the sight of his moustache that she would not kiss him. He stepped into an ad joining room, shaved off his moustache, and came back to be kissed. One dav he met a little girl sobbing over a broken bowl, because she would bo whipped when she got home. "But 'ee can mend it, can't '00?" said she, looking up at the giant's face. "I'm afraid not, my dear," said ho, feeling in his pocket "but I will give you a sixpence to buy a new bowl." He couldn't find even a penny. "Meet me here to-morrow at this time," said he, "and I will give you the sixpence." The child went off smiling, to tell her mother that a stranger would replace the bowl. Napier returned home to find an invitation to dine in Bath the next evening, to meet a gentleman whom he wished very much to see. At once lie thought of the little girl, and of the possibility of meeting her and then returning in time for the dinner. Find ing that it would be impossible, he wrote declining the invitation, saying to his daughter: "I catft disappoint lier she trusted mc so implicitly." "The young Colonel could halt a mu tinous regiment, under plunging can non balls, and flog their ring-leaders, because of his tender heart. All his men knew that Napier loved them, was their best friend and was trying to save tlieni from their wicked selves. Ho held tlieni while they saw their com rades flogged and their ranks decimated, because lie had a hold upon their hearts. The leader who has gripped his men by love can do what lie pleases with them. They will stand in the jaws of death, if he cries "Halt!"—Youth's Companion. NOVEL DAMAGE SUIT. A Lady Sues a Itailroad Company On Rather Curious Grounds. The Supreme Court of Alabama has rendered an opinion 011 a curious ques tion of railroad liability, and one for which the court could find no prece dent. The case was a suit for damages brought by a woman against a railroad company on account of "the nuisance of indecent language and conduct of certain unknown strangers who proved disorderly in the presence of the plaint iff while she was seated in the ladies' waiting room of the defendant's rail road. The court decided that the action could not be maintained. It admitted that the legal status of the plaintiff was that of a passenger, for she had bought her ticket and was waiting for the train, and that railroad' com panies are bound "to use the utmost care in protecting passengers, and es pecially female passengers, not only from the violence and rudeness of its own officers and agents, but also of in truders who are strangers." But this general principle was qualified by tho statement that the wrong or injury dons the pas.-enger must be such that it may reasonably be anticipated or naturally expcctcd to occur. "We do not think," the Court then said, 4'that there is any duty to police station houses with the view of antici pating violence to passengers which there are 110 reasonable grounds to ex pect. There is nothing tending to prove that in this case the company had notice of any facts which justified the expectation of suSh a wanton and unu sual outrage to passengers." N Herald. —The stirring old refrain of "A Yan kee ship and a Yankee crew" is never a popular melody in British ports, much less on board a British vessel. But a few years ago a crowd of youno- Bos ?ran1nevma?r.itring throuSh "British steamei. I hey were cattle-tenders, homeward bound, and were treated with great meanness by the captain of the steamer. As they were the collection of several outward trips they were power ful in numbers as well as determination Their motto was 110 supper, no silence" So they united their tuneful voicos in the abovfc nautical refrain and "The Wearing of the Green" until the haughty captain purchased repose by more°li"Z eral treatment—Boston Transcript. .—•A boy iu Hancock Countv Tenn shot and killed himself to eavo at Wt! eued whipping. a llue8,t* PITH AND POINT, —It makes envy sore to soar.—AT. Y. —I think SCe Tribune. a .. lnteU ni!m should hav a,„ 1 vinegar in his coiuposition-i.i N to keep the flies 08.—Josh Billin —If you are a jackass it is xJ*' ness to bray louder and kick 1 than any other jackass.—Life. —The fondness of deaf promenadingon railway tracks ).," received a scientific explanation "01 burgh Chronicle. —Georgia—"Do you know v. old Stokes had a perploxitv lit th/!, day?" Ethel—"A perplexitv fit °lk1 mtKin a parallel stroke.""-, rv 1 Ledger. —We've just counted up that weU saved several hundred dollars byStJ ing a pipe instead of cigars, but wU is itNewport (A'ty.) State Journal —Said a very old man: "Sonic foil are always complaining about ,f weather, but I am thankful when I Jl up in the morning and find any weatu at all."—N. Y. Ledger. —A swell young clergyman, ,vt„L well-informed in the social vernacuj made an awful mistake last wook christened a boy "Ah There," when family intended it should be Arthur! Prairie Farmer. —The Wily Maiden— No lovor at nil liail the in aid on gay, She wore no onpasroment ring. liutshe bought 11 llddie mill learned tomJ And tlius had a bow on tlio string. —Another of Raphael's pictures I been found in a Western town, frequency of occurrences of this, gives rise to the belief that Raphael w] not a painter, but the proprietor ofI chromo foundry.—Philadelphia Pres.!.! —He continually played on the corn| "Sweet Spiri't. Hear My Prayer." maiden lady next door sent word, wi| compliments, that she heard his pvayJ and would pay a mqnth's lodging^ him in advance if he'd move to auothl part of the town.—N. Y. Mail. —"What is that bicycle man doiiJ father? See! he has jumped forwi from his wheel and is putting his face! tho earth. Is he kissing it?" "Jfo, 1 son the man has his ear to the cart] He is listening. He thought lie hoai something drop."—Burlington i'| Press. —A contributor to the Prairie Far! er facetiously attributes the rect storms and cyclones to the prevail! style of ladies' hats worn this spriil They reach so far into the upper air tl they disturb the equilibrftim of thirl up there hence the meteorological co| morion. 'Is the earth round or flat?1' a a member of a school committee o| candidate for a position as teach! "Well," answered'the candidate, not particular about that. Some liJ it round, and somes likes it flat, a| some lilies it square. I teach it any that suits."—Boston Bulletin. —A good Rochester (N. Y.) pastol widower, proposed to a young ladr| short time since, but was rejected, feelings had the second 'severe ti when a widow neighbor aent hiixtT following text to preach from: ask and receive not, because you asl miss."—ltochesler Express. 1 AT CAMBRIDGE. Tlio Somewhat Peculiar But Patriol Army Id by Washington. It was a niotly assembly, in all soi of uniforms and without any tttiiforl at all, with all sorts of weapons el with precious little powder. So lit! was thoro, that Washington was vcf anxious lest the, British should Undo how little he had and so while he urging Congress to provide supplies I had barrels of sand with powder cova ing the top, placed in the magazine, that any spy hanging about might I misled. Some of the soldiers weiel tents, some were quartered in one two collego buildings then standing, an some built huts for themselves. In most orderly camp was that of t| Rhode Island troops, under Geaeif Nathaniel Greene. The men were in companies various sizes, nnder Capta'ns and otli officers who had very little author! over the privates, for these u.-nif elected their own commanders. A visl or to the camp relates a dialogue wliil he he:«rd between a captain and 01101 the privates under him. "Bill," said the Captain, "go a brinjj a pail of water for the men." "I shan't," said Bilk "It's yon turn now, Captain: I got it last time! But the men, though under very bw discipline, were good'stuff out of wlti to make soldiers. Most of thcin dead earnest, an^ they brought, besiilT courage, great skill in the, use of tl ordinary musket. A story is told oj company of riflemen raised in ouef the frontier counties of Pennsylvanj So many volunteers applied as to en barrass the leader who was enlisting'! oonipatiy, and he drew on a board ffj chalk the figure of a nose of the cof mon size, placed the board at a distw of a hundred and fifty yards, and tW deolared he would take only those "jj oould hit the mark. Over sixty ceedod. "General Gage, take carel your nose," says the newspaper' tells the story. General Ga^e, Know, was the commander of the forces in Boston.—Horace ScndtWt1 81. Nicholas. A Bad Rule For the Bovines. "What's the matter?" asked ap»siel ger on a Dakota train as they began run considerably faster. "Why, you see, there's a blame'i cj running ahead of us on the track we're trying to catch her." '*What do vou want to catch the for?" "Why, great gosh! to kill her' course! The rule allows us tram the hide and tallow, and the me:« S to the directors. You bet I'm g0"1: catch that cow unless she leaves track or run the whepls right these cars. I told the fireman to 1 up the trunks in the baggage caM heave mem into the furnace to h*t fire, and I guess he's doing1' Bttilline (J). T.) Bell.