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NEWS IN SHORT ORDER
DOMESTIC HAPPENINGS TOLD
IN A FEW BRIEF WORDS.
Interesting Paragraphs Condensed
from Many Redundant Columns,
—A fire started ill the barn of the Unekett
House at Ballston Spa, and consumed P. A.
F in ley's furniture store and barn, A. W. Pad
dock's paint store, L. Garlich's tobacco store,
ami Gruminater's fruit store. The loss is
—Prof. William Ifydo Applet on lias been
elected temporary President of Swutlimore
College, Swutlimore, Pa., to succeed I>r.
Alegill, who tendered his resignation recently
after a term of eighteen years. Prof. Apple
ton is a graduate of Harvard University,
and has been professor of Greek in Swurth*
more for seventeen years.
—A small body of Presbyterians residing
at Gait, near Toronto, who are believers in
the doctrine of sinless perfection, were
brought before the Hamilton Presbytery and
found guilty of holding tonents opposed to
the Scriptures niuj subversive of the unity of
the Church and of teaching said doctrines.
The case was appealed to the General Assem
bly; the appeal was dismissed by a vote of
128 to 7. This has the effect of expelling the
appellants from the Presbyterian Church.
—The estate of the bite John Amory Cod
man (Boston) whose will was contested in
the courts by his wife and daughter, has
been appraised at $521,077, of which $514,-
900 is in real estate.
—The Doarborn observatory, a magnificent
struct uro just erected nt the Northwestern
University nt Evnnston, to hold the great
telescope of the Chicago University, was
formally dedicated. E. B. McCagg delivered
the dedicatory oration.
—Selry Johnson, a colored citizen.lias sued
Eugene Robinson, proprietor of a river show,
nt Keokuk, lowa, for SIO,OOO damages for
refusing to permit Johnson and a party of
friends to enter the show. The Bhow people
say that they will sell no tickets to negroes.
—A dispatch from Wiunepeg says: Tho
report t hut Burke has made a confession in
connection with Dr. Crouin's murder is a
canard. He has made no statement what
ever. excepting to deny all complicity.
—A committee ot citizens ol Juliet, ill., wno
visited the lockcd-out miners at Braidwood,
found many of them in extreme want. Tho
committee has issued un appeal for aid for
—Ex-Gov Hnrtranft. of Pennsylvania, has
been appointed a member of tlio Cherokee
Commission and has signified his intention
to the Secretary of the interior of accepting
the office. This tills the Commission.
—The storage shed of the Delaware River
Chemical Works at Morris street wharf,
Philadelphia, was consumed. The works
were owned by the Butigh & Sons Company,
who cstiuiuto their loss at $12,000.
-—The mooting of the States-General 100
years ago was commemorated at Versailles
by a gat hering of Cabinet Ministers, Senators
and members of the Chamber of Deputies.
Senator Lnyfnyctte delivered nn oration.
Tho meeting was followed by u banquet.
—A deed was recorded nt, Baltimore whore
by the Baltimore und Ohio Telegraph Com
pany conveys to the Western Union all its
telegraph linos und property of every kind.
The consideration named is $1 and the entire
discharge of the Baltimore and Ohio Tele
graph Company from the obligation to issue
the $8,000,000 of bonds provided for iu its
contract with the Baltimore nnd Ohio Ruil
—Whales are very numerous along tho
Boston coast just now. On the Inst day trip
of tho Penobscot, Cant. Ingrabam says it
looked at one time as it the boat were about
to run into a bed of rocks over which the sea
was breaking. Tlio rocks were whales.
—Zachuriuh McDnniel, tho oldest citizen of
Bnckinghum county, and a pensioner of the
war of 1812, died near Elk ton, Va., aged
—The Board of Regents of the University
nt Madison, Wis., re-elected George 11 Paul,
of Milwaukie, president; Herman Smith, vice
—A fearful storm visited tho southeastern
portion of Crawfordsville. it extended over
a scope of country ten miles long oud one
mile wide, and ended in n regular cloudburst.
The dnmngo to property was great, fences
and bridges being washed away and barns
torn down. Growing crops in the storm's
path were destroyed, and where turnpikes
were crossed the water cut them down to the
level of the country on either side.
—A dispatch from Rochester, Minn., says:
Two desperate attempts at suicide were made
nt the Olmstcad county jail, by Bob Robin
son, the 25-year old horse thief. lie has
already served terms nt Joliet nnd at Still
water, and swore ho would nevcronter another
penitentiary alivo. He first tried to hang
himself with the rope from hiscot, but slipped
nnd sprained an ankle so badly bo could not
stand to try hanging again. Ho next tried
to cut an artery with n lend pencil, but with
out success. When his cell was opened ho
mnde a savage onslaught on the turnkey,
and was secured ufter a hard tight.
Tl© Wolclon Bill Retroactive.
The Dominion Government havo decided
to put the Weldou Extradition Bill of last
session into operation immediately it is rati
fied by the British Government and to expe
dite its going Into effect. The Imperial Gov
ernment have been requested to deul with it
The omission of o: word has mode the bill
retroactive. The section defining the apn'i
cation of the bill reads:
This net shall apply to any crime men
tioned in the schedule committed ufter the
coining into force of the art.
It should have read: "Shall only upply,'
Ac., and the omission of the word "only,'
the Minister of Justice says, makes its appli
cation retroactive, which will bring John U
Eno nnd scores of others within its scope
The bill slipped through both Houses with
out the omission ami effect being observed
Sullivan and the London Times.
Mr. Labouchere, writing in tlio London
'i rutll about tlio charges against Alexander
Sullivan, says thnt everything that the Times
(nlurh line nn agent and bunking amount in
Imago) can do to prejudice the public
iw" , | l Bn ' liv ,n ui " effectually done;
first, because Mr Sullivan advised Patrick
Lagan respecting information sent to Eng
land regarding II,„ l'nrnell forgeries; nnd
scroll, l, Immune he selected E„t her Dornag to
whirl, y ,mn C s r in"l .he Tim™"™ J'" dl,cmn ™ tß
Mr M "eeertion that
liin, i. Ln m '"eppl"d funds intrusted to
■amis known to he absolutely false. He
been l" Hint tliese charges lIUVe
been brought aguinst Mr. Sullivan in order
Vie",'" 1 " , P''ed.net ion of the books of the
Ami Niain League, just us the forgeries wero
the Irish LeagueVfinnmwl'" "" i "' |Ui '' i ' iuto
In the House of Commons .Sir James Per
guson, Parliamentary Secretary to the For
eign office, in reply to un inquiry, stated that
the Government were -onsiderii.* tho pro
gramme for the proposer conference nt Wash
ington of representatives of maritime coun
tries, but ho did not think it desirable to ro
veal the subjects to be discussed until they
have been agreed upon by the countries
which take part in the conference. He would
say, however, that England desired to nar
row the issues to bo considered so that they
should not include questions which should
not be regulated by municipal legislatiou.
THE house that Sunset Cox built at
Columbus, Ohio, forty years ago is in
tact. Its front iloors and windows aro
arched like tlio entranco to churches,
and it was in this house that lie wrote
tho editorial that gave him tlio sobri
quet of "Sunset," when ho was editor
of tho Statesman.
IT has been calculated that the rail
roads of the world are worth nearly
£00,000,000,000 ($300,000,000,0Wfr or
about ono-tenth of the wealth of the
civilized nations, or more than a quar
ter of their invested capital. At this
rate all the ready money in the world
would bur about one-third of them.
Highest Market Quotations in New
June 25. ISS9.
BUTTER. —State Dairy, h. f., new, faucy 17%
StatoDairy.h.r.,new,fair tochoice.lb 17
Welsh Tubs', extia, pur 1b... 16
Welsh tube, medium to choice, lb 15
Western Dairy, fancy,por lb IS%
Western Dairy, lair to prime, por lb 12
Imitation Creamery, fancy, per lb.. 15
Imitatiou Uieamery.fair to choice,lb 14
Western Croamcry,faucy, por 1b... 17%
Western Creamery,good to ehoice, lb 17
Factory, fiosh, per lb 12
BEANS AND PEAS.—JJeans,Mar., choice. 1.95
Beans, medium, choice 1.95
Beans, Bod Kiduoy, choice 2.50
Beans, white kiduoy, choice 2.50
Fcas, Green 1.25
Lima Beans, California, por bag.... 8.50
CUEESE.—State Factory, fancy, new.. 9%
State Factory, choice, new, per lb.. 8%
HtatoFactory, fnll cream, good, per lb. 8%
Full Skims, per lb 4
State Creamery, part skiuis, per lb 7
Western Fiat, per lb 8%
DIUED Fnurrs.—Apples, cvaporatod.. 6
| Apples, sun-dried, per lb 3%
Raspberries, evaporated, per 1b...- 20
Bahpbcrrios,sun dried,new, lb 18
Cherries, per lb .. 14
Blackberries, per lb 4
I'JUlUH,Southern,Damsons, per 1b... 5
Eons.—Eastern, fresh-laid, choico 15
Canada, fresh laid, choho 14%
Western, fresh-laid, choico 14%
Fauns.—Raspberries. Aid., Red, pint 12
ltashcrries, Aid., lßack Cup. per qt.. 14
Watermelons, Ga., small, pur 100.30.00
Strawberries, Long Island, quart.. 12
Strawberries,Stateu Bland,per quart 20
Gooseberries, per quart 6
Cherries, dark, per quart 15
Cherries, largo, white,per quart...„ 10
Huckleberries, N. C., per quait..., 8
Peaches, Ga., por %-bu-hel crate.. 75
HAY AND STRAW.—Hay,No. I,per 1001b 85
Hav, Clover mixed 70
Hay, Salt 53
Long Ryo Straw, 70
Oat Straw 80
Wheat Straw 50
Poui/rnv, ETC. —Live Western Geese.. 1.25
Turkeys, por lb 10
Ducks, Western per pair DO
Ducks, Southern .per pair 85
Fowls, State, N. J., and Pa., por lb.. 11 I
Fowls, Western,per lb 11
Spring Chickens, choice, per lb 18
Spring Chickens, Western, per lb.. 15
Drussed Turkeys, Toms, por 1b... 19
Drossod Turkeys, mixed, per 1b...„ 10
Chickens, Phila., small, por 1b.... 18
Chickons, Western, scalded .per lb.. 14
Tame Squabs, white, per uoz 3.25
Tamo Squabs, dark, per doz 2.25
Livo Pigeons, per pair 40
Plover, Golden, prime,per doz 2.00
VEOF.TAREKB— Potatoes, State, Roso.. 1.75
Potatoes, Bermuda, new, prime,bbl.. 6.00
Potatoes, Suva-mall, now,por b11.... 4.00
Potatoes, New Orleans, por bb1.... 3.50
Onions, Bermuda, por crate 1.00
Onions, Now Orlcaus, per bbl 8.00
Onions, New Orleans, per sack.... 1.50
Cabbage, Norfolk, por bbl crato.... GO
Squash, Fla., yellow, perorate 1.00
Turnips, N. J., white, 100 bunnches 3.00
String Beans, Norfolk, Hat, per crato 60
Asparagus, prime, per doz. bunches 1.00
CATTLE AIARKETS. i
NEW YORK Good Steers, 9%c. J Fair
do, 8%t08%c; Oxen, 7 to B%c; Dry Cows, livo
weight, $1.f>email@example.com; Bulls, do., s2.so<® $3.75.
Sheep, 4 to 5%c; Lambs, 6 to 7?.iC.; Veals,
3% to 4' 4 C.; Hogs,city-dressed 5% to Go per lb.
WATF'.UTOWN,AIass. —.Market Beef,a few choico
SO.OO to $6 25; extra, $5.50 to $5.75, Istqual.;
$5.00 to $5.25; 2d quality st.so to $4.75;
3d quality $4.00 to $4.25. Swino.—Western,
fat, livo, 4% to 4%c; Northern dressed hogs
5% cents per lb. Sheep and Lambs.—ln
lots, $2.00, $3.00 $3.50 each; extra, SI.OO to
$5.25; Spring Lambs, $2 to $7 each: Veal
Calves 2 to 4%c. lb
Murdered By Mistake.
Pr. Y. Foutz was called on n profeesional
visit, to a lady some miles from Floresville.
Ho found her condition so serious that, he
Btnrted hack to town to get some necessary
remedies, and soon after his departure the
pat>ent grew rapidly worse,und a messenger
was sent after the doctor to hurry his re
turn. The messenger overtook the physician
near the negro colony 'when they were 11 red
upon from the roadway by threo or four
men. Doctor Foutz was shot through the
breast, and Popped, the messenger, received
a bullet in the right thigh. The latter, seeing
bis companion fall from his horse, clapped
spurs to his animal and made for home as
quickly as possible, leaving l)r. Foutz help
less ami dying. The shooting occurred in
front, of the residence of a negro named
Wliiffer and Jin the hearing and sight of a
colored preacher, Rev. Holmes, who heard
the wounded man groaning, but. said he was
afraid to go to his assistance. The doctor
bled to death. The deceased lea vis a wife
nnd two children. It is believed tliat the as
sassination was the result of mistaken iden
tity. The murderers, it is thought, intended
to shoot a colored man who is accustomed to
rido a horso similar to the one Foutz rode.
A secret inquest is in progress.
TEMPTED A MAD DOG.
The Bruto Bit llim and tlio Man is
Now Trying a IMailstone.
. oflerof I)r. Ed N. Small, ofSedalin, Mo.,
to give SSOO to any one who would be bitten
by a rabid dog of Dr. Small's, and trust to a
mndstono for cure, wliilo not intended as a
I bona tide offer, lias attracted more attention
than the Doctor anticipated, lie lias had
applications from several men by mail und
in person to accept the proposition, but to
all of them the Doctor lias replied that the
offer was a joke, and that ho would not
stand by it.
One man, however, a stranger in the city
from Arkansas, who refused to give bis
name, was not to be put off in this way. Ho
gained access to the place where the rabid
dog was, boldly bared bis arm, and exposed
it to the dog. The aniinul immediately bit
a piece of tlesli out of the rash man's arm.
The dog died in convulsions fifteen minutes
later. The man applied a madstone to the
wound, nnd he is still alive und well, but ap
prehensions are felt for his future. It is
thought the mun's iniud is affected.
Ilavoc by " Green Midge."
The complaints about the destruction of
wheat at. Indianapolis, Ind., l>y u strange
insect, are increasing. They come chietiy
from the central and eastern parts of the
State, but the ravages of the little bug have
already spread to Northern Indiana, and the
Secretary of the Stute Board of Agriculture
regards the reports lis alarming. The insect
is what is known among agriculturists as the
"green midge," another species of which is
the '• red midge." The hitter lust appeured
in this region about flflcen years ago and
did groat damage to the growing wheat.
The " green midge," the little destroyer
which iH now doing such alarming work, has
not been seen by farmers since 1805, when it
almost entirely destroyed the wheat crop of
Indiana anil neighboring States. Millions of
these appear in a field, settling upon the
stalk, from which they draw the sup, causing
the grain to shrivel before it is matured. But
little is known about the insects, us their ap
pearance is rare.
Accepts All Liability,
At the inquest at Armngh, Ireland, into
the cause of the fatal railroad accidont near
there, representatives of the Irish Northern
Rnilwny Company, on whoße road the disas
ter occurred, announced that the company
would accept all liability for the accident,
and iras prepared <> consider all claims for
damages on account of loss of life or injuries
that might be presented.
Lawyer Kills His Soil-in-Law.
A special to the Advertiser from Clanton,
i n Chilton county, just above Alontgoniery,
Ala., says, that W A. Collier,a lawyer there,
shot and killed his son-in-law, I'liil Givhan.
Givhnn had been drinking heavily for several
days, and had frequently threatened to kill
Collior ami his family. The Coroner's jury
rendered u verdict of justifiable homicide.
Demand for Compensation.
The Soleil (Paris) says that Germany line
made a demand upon Franco for compensa
tion for the arrest of an alleged spy named
Lochmer, nenr Belfort, in the frontier de
partment of Huut-Rhin. The French-officials
declare that documents found on Leckmei
instilled bis arrest.
—The polico of Prngup have forbidden the
Russian uuthor Filipoff to lecture there.
—The Gprman Emperor has abandoned hie
projected visit to Alsace-Lorraine.
—Nine families were evicted at Youghal,
Ireland. Among the tenants diHposspsed was
an aged woman named Sweeney, to whom the
last sacrament was being adminisiered when
theevietors arrived Airs. Sweeney was sub
—Mr. Strauss, the retiring American Min
ister, will remain in Constantinople until the
arrival of his successor, Mr. Hirsch.
—The Harinonie, oneof Captain Wissmnti's
steamers which was reported to liuvo beeu
lost, has arrived at Zanzibar.
—A revolutionary manifesto from Servia
has been circulated in Bosnia and Herzegov
ina announcing that Austria intends to an
nex those territories. The populuce is great
—Mr. Balfour made a speech at a banquet
given by the Constitutional Union, lie de
clared t hat the new Gladstonian scheme of
Federalizing i lie empire was inoro impractic
able tliuu Air. Gladstone's lirst Homo Rule
—Lord Salisbury lias entered his defence in
the libel action brought against him by Air.
O'Brien, lie declares that the speech to
which Mr. O'Brien takes exception was made
in good faith and was a fair comment on
Mr. O'Brien's course.
—The work of eviction was resumed on the
Ponaonhy estates, Ireland. Several tenants
were ejected Iroin their homes.
—The committee of the French Chamber of
Deputies to which the government's Panama
Canal Relief bill was referred, are still dis
cussing the measure. Seven members of tho
committee favor the bill and four ask more
time in which to examine it.
—The Emperor Willium will probably leave
Kiel for Norway, shortly. His voyugo will
extend to Hammerfest, and perhaps to the
—Count Torniello-Brusato di Vergnno,
Italian Minister at Madrid, has been ap
pointed Ambassador at London.
Gov. Travet-'g Stinging Reply to the
A dispatch from Lincoln, Neb., says: Gov.
Thayer has received a letter from John Low,
Secretary of the British-American Associa
tion, Boston, in which they protest against
the appointment of Mr. Patrick Kgnn to bo
Minister to Chile us "insulring to the sense of
decency of all true citizens," and then proceed
to vilify Mr. Lgan. Governor Thayer replied
in a stinging letter, in which ho says:
•Suchatrocious sentiments nrciiisulling to
every citizen of the Republic; they are abhor
rcnt to every sense of justice nnd fair pin v.
J hey are degrading to Immunity and are a
dis.ionor to tho country, nnd 1 denounce
thorn and their authors, with unmeasured in
dignation, and they sliouid ho held up to
public reprobation. Who constituted you
und your associates judges of the motives
and actions of men? By what authority do
you arraign the President and Senate of the
United States for the appointment, and oon
°f Pat, ' r k Egon as Minister to
Chile. Ihank God they are not rosponsihlo
for such intolerably insolent bigots ns you
and your associates have proven yourselves
to be by the language used in this circular.
"I have known Patrick Egan ever since he
located in the city of Lincoln, years ago. 110
has always nroven himself to be nn upright
nnd honorable man, a good citizen in every
respect. Imi can no ipore tarnish his repu
tation with your vile slanders than the foul
bin! of night can assail t ho euglo.
" You sny he is a fugitive from the power
of British justice, (fli, von mistake; you
should liuve written 'British injustice.' You
say the conduct of Patrick Egnn is now under
investigation by a special commissi'!!! of
British judges as to participation in what
every civilized State brands ns a crime
against life and property. Have you so
soon forgotten how completely and how
overwhelmingly Patrick Kgnii shattered one
of the most dastardly and damning conspir
acies to blacken his own ami the good name
of Pnrnell that villian.v ever concocted, which
exposure sent one of the conspirators to
death und left the others to the condemna
tion of the civilized world?
"The sentiments and tono of your protest
smack more of tlio London Times influences
and of the dark ages than the enlightenment
and liberal tendencies toward Iree govern
ment of the nineteenth century. I doubt not
that if you bad lived in those times,the rack,
the torture and the inquisition would have
been your instruments for speeding liberul
principles und seeuring home rule."
NOTES FROM JOHNSTOWN.
Gautior Wire Company's Works to
Be Helm ill—Beaver's Mystery.
Four bodies wore blown up in the wreckage
above (lie railroad bridge in Johnstown, Pa.
They uro horribly decomposed and cannot,
on account of I lie offensive odor be identified.
The blasting is still going on and the work
seems to be systematized.
The guards at Camp Hastings, near t'.io
Prospect Mill burial grounds, report, that
they uro having great trouble with dogs that
are constantly disturbing tlio dead interred
at that burial pluce. Ovorouo hundred dogs
were driven from tho place und several of
The Gautier wire people put a large force
of men to work clearing up for tho purpose
of rebuilding. They will puyjout some £300,-
000 in wages.
Lieutenants Patrick and Reese, of tho reg
ulnr army, who are here, have decided to
erect bridges over Stony Creek and one over
Nie Conemangh, just in front of general bead
quarters, after which they will ret uro to
their post of duty.
Adjutant General Hastings und Superin
tendent Piteuirn, left here in a special car
east bound. Their movements were myster
ious, and both refused to give out informa
tion regarding their trip, but from reliable
authority it was learned that the two went
to ('rosson, where Gov. Reaver und his mil
lion dollar commission is supposed to be
Tennessee's First Governor,
remains of John Sevier, first Governor
of Tennessee, which have lain for seventy-four
years in North Alubamu, were roi liter rod in
Knoxville, Tenn.. with imposing ceremonies.
The casket arrived from Chnt.tunoogn, where
it had been brought from Alabama, accom
panied by Gov. Taylor and his staff. State
officials and a committee from tlio Legisla
ture. The afternoon was beautiful. The pro
cession jvns composed of State und city otfic-
DIJH, descendants of Gov. Sevier, Tennessee
military companies nnd civic organizations.
The line of inarch was over two miles long.
Twenty thousand people assembled at the
Court House to witness the ceremony of rein
terment. Prayer was offered by the Rev. I)r.
T. W. Humes, nnd Gov. Taylor made an ad
dress delivering the casket to Knoxville. The
oration of the occasion was then delivered by
the Hon. W. A. Henderson, and ( apt. J. W.
AlcCalluin rend a poem. The ceremonies of
reinterment, were conducted by tho Rev Dr.
JUIIICH Park. The city was handsomely dec
orated, and t lie ceremonial was the most i til
ing ever witnessed in Tennessee. A fund has
been started to erect a monument to cost
"20,000 over Sevier's grave in Knoxville.
A Railroad Wreck.
A dispatch from Birmingham, Ala., says:
A railroad wreck, resulting in the death of
two men, nnd the injury of 100 others, oc
curred near Pratt mines. Tho Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad Company runs a
train every morning to carry tlio miners from
Pratt mines to the different shafts.
The train, carrying about 200 men, was
running backward at the rate of ton miles an
hour when it struck two cows lying on tho
track. Bix of tlie cars were thrown down an
embankement nnd piled on each other.
Henry McCauiey mid Walter Beasley, car
penters, wore instantly killed. On one of tho
cars were about thirty convicts chained to
gether, and strange to say they wero about
the only persons who escaped injury. Tho
worst injuries were broken arms and legs.
A Bishop's Wrath.
Birdiop O'Dwyer, of Limerick, has written
a letter denouncing tho boycott aguinst the
Knockea Chapel. The Bishop says that hav
ing failed to turn tho people from their evil
conduct, he must take all steps within hi?
power to prevent God's house from bein#
made the instrument of a wicked combina
tion, ami that he alone Hhall determine who
SIMU be excluded from the church.
IN A LUNATIC'S VOW* K.
How n Lawyer Saved Hlk Life With a
John F. Burris' presence of mind
pushed death to the and saw . the
life of himself, of Dr. Hadden, aud of
Mrs. Henry AVeibold on Friday night.
They were all in the power of a mad
man—one with that most dangerou£
mission, the ottering of his fellow-man
on the sacrificial altar.
Sir. Burris was attorney for Sirs.
AVeibold in her suit for divorce against
her husband. Cruelty and insanity
wore the allegations. The lawyer, ac
companied by Dr. Hadden, went to
Aguew's Station, the residence of his
client, where ho was destined to spend
ft night of such terror as few men would
have lived through.
When the visitors reached the house
they wore informed by Sirs. AVeibold
that, her husband was in one of his dan
gerous moods and that her life was in
danger. The insane man had a revol
ver, with which he had threatened to
shoot her if she left his presence. Even
as the women spoke the lunatic entered
the room aud in his hand was the wea
pon his wife feared so much. He ap
peared surprised to see two gentlemen
there, but recovered himself and spoke
in a quiet manner, asking tliein how
Sir. Burris answered him, saying he
hoped they would not disturb him by
"No, you don't," said Weibold; "I ex
pected you. I have to kill you, and
you came to be killed."
As he spoke he advanced toward the
lawyer, with the pistol aimed at his
head. Ho seemed terribly in earnest,
and tho story his wife had told and his
presence in the room so unnerved Dr.
Hadden that ho sank to tho floor in a
Sir. Burris knew there was no time or
room for expostulation. In the matter
of strength the madman towered over
him like a Hercules. Unarmed the
lawyer could not cope with AVeibold,
nnd oven had ho had a weapon there
was no time to draw it.
"Better hear this story before you
kill me," said Sir. Burris, as if getting
killed were a matter of such ordi
nary, everyday occurrence that five
or ten minutes would not make much
difference tQ the parties to the tragedy.
"AVhat is it?" asked Weibold, watch
ing his intended victim closely.
Burris had no room for a story in his
mind when ho blurted out the remark.
His thoughts were filled with considera
tion of the desperate position he was in.
But the man's question aroused him,
and with what calmness ho could com
mand he began tho recital of a funny
tale. Tho conditions were not favor
able to tho happy telling of a humorous
story. A man is not given to hilarity
on the edgo of the grave. Tho hearer,
when ones audience is a madman, may
fail to see tho point, or ho may have
heard tho story before, and tho Hash of
the pistol in his hand may light the en
tertainer through the dark valley. As
Mr. Burris continued AVeibold retreated
to a chair nnd sat down, but his eyes
followed every movement of tho attor
ney nnd his revolver never lost the
point-blank aim at Burris' head. Em
bellish the story as ho might, tell it
with w hat skill for killing time he could,
it had to come to an end at last. But
it was received with commendation.
"Good," said the lunatic; "fine. I
liavo heard worse, and now I have to
He again advanced on Burris, who
saw his arm bend with the tension of his
forefinger on the trigger.
"Let me tell you of one of my ad
ventures in the jungle after an" ele
phant," remarked Mr. Burris, quietly.
"I hail it printed, but it may bo new to
AVeibold said he would listen and
again took his seat. There was a sceno
for a painter. Tho lawyer, apparently
as cool as if in his oflice talking over the
trivial matters of the (lav, talking to
such purpose and for such an object as
had never before called out his power
of eloquence. It was a plea for life;
rather a demurrer against the taking of
it, and it was argued for hours. The
madman sat with his eyes fixed on the
speaker, quiet, impassive, earnest, be
guiled for the moment from the ac
complishment of his work, but never
losing sight of it; his cocked revolver
firmly grasped in the hand that (jointed
it at his victim's head. On the floor lay
Dr. Hadden, unconscious of the scene.
Mrs. AVeibold had fled.
So hour after hour passed, and Burris
passed with the time from place to
place, now limiting "rogue" elephants
in the jungle of Africa, now spearing
tho walrus in the frozen North, har
pooning the whale as he slept on tho
valleys of the waters, chasing tho bull
buffalo across the plains, or encounter
ing the grizzly bear on the mountain
Tho night passed away; the madman's
comments wore short: "Good; go on;
another." The morning light shone
through tho trees now, although it was
only 8 o'clock in tho evening when this
queer duel of wit nguiust pistol began,
■Story after story was told, and Burris
was almost exhausted.
He bogau on a tale he had told be
fore; it flowed naturally, and had its
effeot. AVeibold began to nod; his eves
closed, but opened instantly, aud were
fixed on Burris along tho lino of the
revolver. But again he nodded; his
head sunk down; gradually tho pistol
arm weakened, the fingers relaxed their
hold, and with a bound the lawyer
jumped to his side and the weapon was
secured. AVeibold did not stir, and I
Hadden, who had recovered conscious-1
noss but dared not cause a sound, nroso |
to his feet aud helped his friend to the j
opon air, who, now that the agony was |
ovor, seemed on tho point of fainting. I
Tlioy walked to tho insane asylum, only
a short distance away, and reported |
AVcibold's condition to the authorities, !
who secured tho madman.—Nan Fran- i
Bend Better Money.
Thero is in the United States treas
ury vault a brown wooden box, eighteen
inches long, a foot wide, and eight
inohes deep, which contains paper
money of the nominal valuo of several
hundred thousand dollars. It is not
worth a dollar. Tho queer thing
about it is the manner in which it was
collected. Every bit of it came from
the dead letter office of the post office
department. Somo portion of it is
Counterfeit, but the most of it was gen
uine money many years ago. Tho
banks which issued it, and the officers
who signed it, nro gone and forgotten.
It was all sent over to the treasury de
partment several years ago, au Assistant
Treasurer AVholplcy undertook to trace
up the various banks and get as much
ns possible of it redeemed. Occasion
ally ho found descendants of somo of
these old bank officials, themselves
bankers, who were willing to redeem
some of the notes lor the sake of the
signatures of their fathers, and in this
way lie succeeded in get ing si veral
hundred dollars'worth of ir red'( d.
A little of it is Confederal mum 1 it
most of it is of banks, State nd | . ate,
that went out of existence i..y 'ars
ago. The oldest notes are ated l ack
as far as 1812.
(lets No Credit.
The Mayor of Louisville, upon meet
sing an old negro, drew him de. nd.
iu a voice by no means gent) \ the ad
"ltandsom, lam going to have you
"How come dat?"
"Why, for having obtained money
under false pretenses."
"I ain't done nothin' like dat; sail; I
'clar' ter goodness I ain't."
"Didn't you come to nie yesterday
and get a dollar?"
"And didn't you say it was to pay t%
funeral expenses of your son?"
"AVell, but—you trifling scoundrel, I
saw your son on the street just now."
"You know what I said."
"Yas, sail; yas, but I didn' tell you do
boy wuz dead, did I?"
"Didn't toll me he was dead! You
infernal old idiot, did you suppose I
thought you were going to bury him
"Then what do you nieau by saying
that you didn't tell me he was dead ?"
"Now, jest liol'on, sali; jest wait er
minit. Dat boy ain't been in good healf
fur er laung time, au' knowin' dat I'd
hatter bury him sooner er later, w'y I
'lowed dat I better raise do money durin'
do busy season when do folks want hard
pressed, l'se mighty kine hearted dis
way, sah; monstus kine hearted, but er
man doan git no credit in dis yere worl',
o' sin fur being kine hearted. An', er
gin, l'se er man dat doan blebe in put
tin' off er thing dat he knows is gotter
be done. Knows dat I'll hatter bury
dat cliilo putty soon, and yere you come
an' wantor punish me for takin' up de
ereasion in time."
"You old rascal, that boy is in excel
"Who, dat chile? Y'ou doan know
dat chile like I does, sah. Dat boy
slitters wid de genstion, but it's jest ez I
says, er hones' an' kiue hearted man
doan git no credit in dis yero uin-cussed
worl'. "—A rkansaw Traveler.
The Monroe Doctrine.
There appearing a disposition on
the the part of great powers of
Europe to assist Hpain in efforts
to regain her American colonial
possessions, the independence of
which the United States hail formerly
recognized, President Monroe called
special attention to tho matter in his
message of 1823, in which he said:
"We owe it to candor and to the amica
ble relations existing between the
United States and those lEuropeanJ
powers to declare that wo should con
sider any attempt on their part to ex
tend their system to any portion of this
hemisphere as dangerous to our peace
and safety. AVith tho existing colonies
or dependencies of any European
powers we have not interfered and shall
not interfere; but with the govern
ments who have declared their inde
pendence and maintained it, and whose
independence we have, on great consid
erations nnd on just principles, acknowl
edged, we could not view an interposi
tion for the purpose of oppressing them
or controlling in any other manner
their destiny by any European power,
in any other light than as a manifesta
tion of an unfriendly disposition towards
the United States." This was an assur
ance that moral support would be
given by tho United States to the other
American republics in preventing any
further colonization on tho shores of
the two American continents by Euro- I
pean powers. This is called the"Mon- 1
roe Doctrine," aud has ever since been :
recognized as a settled policy of tho
llepublic. AVhen Napoleon 111. at
tempted to plant a monarchy in Mexico, |
aud actually placed Maximilian on a
throne there, the United States recog- |
nized in that a caso where the Monroe
Doctrine should come in (day, and I
warned France that if she did not re
move her troops they would be expelled
by force. The French troops then
withdrew, leaving poor Maximilian to
his fate.— lnter Ocean.
lloiv Toothpicks Are Made.
The Manufacturer and Builder
gives some interesting information
about the manufacture of toothpicks in a
Michigan factory. The wool of the
canoe birch is used exclusively. The
logs are sawed into pieces twenty
eight inches long, which are thoroughly
steamed and then cut into veneer. The
veneer is cut into long ribbons
three inches in width, nnd these rib
bons, eight or ten of them at a time,
are run through the toothpick machin
ery, coming out at the other end, the
perfect, pieces falling into ono basket,
the broken pieces and the refuse fnlliug
into another. The picks are packed
into boxes, 1,500 in a box, by girls,
mostly comely-looking voung squaws,
nnd are then packed into cases and
finally into big boxes, ready for ship
ment to all parts of the world. Abont
seven and a half million toothpicks are
turned out each working day by this es
How He (Jot a Verdict.
It was a lawsuit over the possession
of as 2 pig, and tho jury had been out
nearly four hours. The Texas Judge
was tried and impatient.
"Bailiff," said lie, "the jurymen are
doubtless weary of their close confine
ment in that small room and would like
a little change. Bemovo them to tho
large room on tho cast side of the build
The room on the cast commanded a
view of a refreshment bazaar across the
street, in front of which was a largo
: RATTLESNAKE BILL'S OPENING, j
: FIRST-CLASS FUSE LUNCH.
: TWO GLASSES OF BEER FOR 5 CENTS. 1
111 loss than three minutes that jury
returned into court with a verdict. —
Bobby—Pa, why can a man run
faster than a boy ?
Pa—Because he is bigger, of course.
Bobby (after pondering for a minute)
—AVoll. pa, then why don't the hind
wheols of a wagon run faster than tho
front wheels ?
Two minutes later Bobby was saying
his prayers.— Texas Siflings.
IT is not interesting to have a man
tell how rich he might have been if he
had had good luck. It is betler to know
what he lias been able to do agaiust bad
vanning it for the 1 u
elusion compels f] lo ™
hy tho mouth- : , IIM ■ " rnu-i ,
that of nece; tv < h the "••in
health, causing nam
premature decay of • , \
tile air supply
invitespneum niu is fthegreuvst
importance t 1 .it every inch of luiirffs
sue should ... in a relet velj leMf ot
condition. The sum of all the lill'"
spaces where air meets the blood is equal
to tho enormous area of 150 square parch'-
Lack breath may be byingiag u. fif"
tho external atmosphere all n ncr " 1
deleterious material, soekii
spot to gain a foothold. T1 1 |
place can not exist without d r j
health. Tho entireblood-curro
to the lungs to obtain from tin
world the life giving principle
150 square yards of tissue rcj ! a
supply of pure oxygen over 1.0
every hour. When cliildre p ■ j
and romp the lungs are till 1
part, and this very exerois- •
them strengthens tlieii
Brisk walking, with deep .us
and the mouth closed, helps r A
the products of waste. Every i- |
that expands the clieut, as tennis jl
ing, rowing, etc., is an antid (J • J
sible pneumouia.—I Medical '
Russian Prison Fat °
The meals in a Russian j '< nr '
simple and not conducive to 'U'l
In the morning 1 had black
tea, at noon cabbage soup, in ' en
ing black broad and tea and . i i,"
ettes. Soup as tho only disl
form a very substantial meal. f
served to prisoners was simply \v 1 (
in which tho meat served to* 1
armes and guards had been
Into this cabbages were cut.
tained life, but that was nil. 1
ettes wore a boon. In Russ;
body smokes. I used to save t
arettes and smoke shem slowly
the day like a child tlmtnibblq a 1 ' ' -
barley sugar "to make it lot
Sunday was a gala day. Wo li
and beans for dinner instead
Do not imagine tho Russian dk
les the Boston one. Our b5
hard and poor, miserably cook
with small bits of pork, tin? size
buried in a wilderness of lentils.
Whenever tho door opened u
times two gendarmes entered w
bowl and stood beside mo with '
revolvers while I made my frugal
The food was served in a wooden i _. , (
ami both bowl and spoon were iiistaißy "
removed by tho guards when the prison- !
er lind finished. There is no chance of
making chisels out of one's table furtii- !
ture iu Russia. The abbe of Bitmap's
novel would hardly have constructed '
that remarkable tunnel from my cell.— 1
[New York Tribune. 1
About 17-Year Locusts.
Farmers from nearly every scotion iof
the country are reporting the appearance
of tho seventeen-year-old locusts in gniit
numbers. More or less superstition lis
attached to the advent of the locus,W,
and many put full confidence in the be
lief that tlu? fate of tho country for tine
noxt seventeen years is decided bly
whatever letter appears on tho locust p
wing. In proof of this they cito the fuelt
that in 1855, wl en they appeared
great abundanoo, tho letter " W "couit
bo p'ainly seen on their wings, which
.signified war. As war followed in a few
years, tho superstitious idea gained
strength, and is very generally believed
in throughout tho country.
In 1872, the next regular period for
their appearance, it is claimed the letter j
"P" co lid he as distinctly seen on |
their wings as the "W" of seventeen j
yeurs before. Peace and plenty fol- j
lowed their last appearance, which sat j
isties the credulous that the locust is a
true prophet. What letter will appear
on their wings this year has not yet Leen
discoveied, but the country folks are
anxiously awaiting an investigation of
It is easier to make Ike ugly still
than it is to make the beautiful more ItoJu
Why are people so easily deceived by swind
lers? Premise they take the truth in drops,
like medicine, and swallow lies by the bud et
Oregon, the Paradise of Farmer*.
Mild, equable climate, certain and abumlmtj
erops. Best fruit, grain, grass and stock ooun-i
Iry in the world. Full information free. Adi
Iress Oregon Im'igrat'n Board, Portland, Ore.
It comes hardest to ask a man to do what
he ought to do without being asked.
There are people using Oobbins's Electric
Soap to-day who commence ! Its use in lStlft.
Would this be the ca?e were it not the purest
and mint economical soap made. Ask your
groce.-tor it. Look out for imitations. Dob
The windmiller lives with wife and children
from the wind, but many do so that have no i
A Pocket Cigar Case and five of "Tansill's
Punch," nil for 25e.
The inono.v less nre poor, tho senseless nre
poorer, but tho poorest aro those that have
Make No Mistake
Ifyouliavo made up your mlud to buy Hood's t
Sarsnparilla do not be induced io tako any other. [
Hood's Sarsapnrllln is a peculiar medicine, pos
sessing, by virtue of its peculiar combination, pro- ]
portion and preparation, curative powers superior J
to any other article of tho kind beforo the people. ,
Be sure to get nood's. i
"In one store the cleric tried to lntfuco me to buy ' '
their own instead or Flood's Sarsaparilla. But ho
could uot provall on mo to change. I told him I , j
knew what llood's Sarsapartlla was, I had taken it, j
was perfectly satisfied with it, and did not want b '
any other."— MßS. EIJ.A A. (Jorr, 61 Terrace Street, jj ' e
Hood's Sarsaparilla h
Sold by all druggists. $1; six for $5. Prepared only \<
by O. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. II
, 100 Doses One Dollar J(
llr I AMI 32dN.15th
BJI ■ luyuij, phila PA.
Twenty years' continuous practice in tlic We bnvo sold Big U fon^
mcnt and cure of the nwlul effects many years, and it
Tier, destroying both mind and body. Riven the best of
K treatment for one mouth. Five Dollare, meUon.
rely sealed from observation to any address. D - 14 D\ C TTRA^^^H
gt9X*lLggf3ltl PjgCM?.*.Say SI.OO. Boldbyjjj^^H
A ric or nor MM.
"I corrcaiKinrtont haa till, to say: .
tain cinvß wi.™ a pi . ec ? ot , my rnln(l to a<ora
coflt i suff?iil Ill W7 thl 5 wo . n t eost thorn a
years with V W 'or nearly tm
Proscription, and it restored thAle^Jd 0
•k ica e dieeasos peculiar toXnmlos Read
pi - ID ted guftrautoo on botUe-wrap" or.
For all dcrangemen's of the liver stomach
; nl bowols. tako Dr. Pierce a Pellete? One a
In time of need, many would take the worst
man from the gallows to hung him ugaiu
when the need is over.
A new underground light, operated by com
pressed nir, is to be introduced iu tho ziuo
mines at Friedensville, Pa.
I 'ivato Secretaryship, or first-class office
tion, wanted by an experienced business
(38) of superior qualifications, nctivo
, 1 ts. honorable record, collegiate and law
( f- ol education, small, independent menus;
'■ ' tubted references ud security given. U.
j 1 P. O. Box 1804, N* fork.
-t.bpf* orwretched is moro inwardly
nu efresliing that that of the happy—the
I i te rather tears than hopes.
•r seven long years I struggled away
Ing, running a mill, &c M until I was for*
ly introduced to B. F. Johnson 6c Co.,
nond, Va., by my brother, and I went to
at once, and in seven months I had made
moi clear money than I had mado in the
years before. They took me right by tho
from the start and seemed to be very
j:lßd of the chance to show mo how to do it."
This is about what a young man said a year or
> ago of the above-mentioned firm. Sines
that time lie has been steadily at work for
' em, and is now one of tho happiest men In
merlca. If you need employment, it would
a good thing for you to follow this young
\s long ns they lie to ench other, people
• im] Stnjj s nre at pence; but. when they com
• 'lTce tiling the truth it will not he long bo
fore they tight- each other.
" ISi CURED BY I
PEERLESS DTEB II T ] DBuuonok
r." An I'lv.e <>f nm.Mle.i Th.- "Opcra rr '
■ IValiz rtuig- 6cud name uu<l address on
• Ml card. I'tVk k Sou, 216 W. 47tli St.. New York.
ah . l|C -TIDY. Book-keeping. BusiueasPorioa#
t J L rtlc Pcnmsußhlp, Arl- hmctlo. Short hand, etc.,
'• roughly tauKlit by MAIL. Circulars free.
' • it's I'elleMre. 437 Main Bt„ Buffalo, N. Y.
Largo marriaue PAPKtt
A. At. V J lI.J and particular.* of our oseoclatlon
that pays over SI,BOB AT 31A It It IA (JR. Ad.
drew I'IIK Tob-tio, Ohio.
Cure for Consumption
B,l>i8 ,l> id l lH liEa J? F A U"
fj |P to SS a day. Samples worth S'i.ls t dte,
Lines not under horses' feet. Write lfrew
vU filer .Safety Roiu Holder Co., Holly,Micli.
I AniCQ BAKAVIA, the Great Mexican Remedy
L lulto positively and permanoutly cures all
female irrogulqiitles. A valuable medicine. Belief
iu.mediate. l'rice#l. Kend for t ireulars. YUCATAN
Mi UICINJS COMI'A.N Y, 18 W. 14th Ht, N.York.
1a -* mATlfl Pfl y Plso's Cure for Con.
fe IP Ail )\\\ Sumption is THE BEST
It 1 for Keeping the voice
)\J jj clear. 26 cents.
tir* Get the (Jenuluo. Bold Evsrywbsrs.
Y* \ N IIEeYTIXTIit E, prepared by Ctaas. C.
vraemor, Apothecarv, 202 Morion St., Brooklyn,
y.|l. tluarauteed to care Rheumatism, (tout, Neu
iah'' and accompanying troubles. One bottle ren
dfl> the blrxyl non-i-^ T ff *lc. Price refunded if not
futi fi.cToryr $5.00. Clieapcr to dOctoi' 8 - ik ' nd CA6h >
stamps or inonoy order.
II LOW PRICE RAILROAD LABIUM
i F .f? EE Government LAN^^H
I t> M , V LI .9 NHof ACRES of each iu Minnesota,
I Dakota. Montana, Idaho, Washington and
ccun pnn r ,lbl Odious with
bt-r I uds nnv u/'m! toKettl 11 '' tjra/i,IK and Tifl
Makes a clean sweep. Every
sheet will kill a quart of flies.
Stons buzzing nrouud ears,
diving at eyes, tickling your
nose, skips hard word:) and se
cures peace at trifling oxpense,
bend '25 cents for fi sheets to
F. DUTCHER, Bt. Albans, Vt.
purehate one of the rele- ifeMrr: JTV"
br&tetl BMITH k WESKON
evor ianufai'tured and the V\. )/ )) fjs)
rholoe of all experts. y (Bft|
snufictured In calibres 33,38 and 44-1U). Bin- 1BS)
sloorriouble action. Rafety Hammerlesn and
Target models. Constructed entirely ol beat qual
ity wrought steel, carefully insisted for work
mansk n snd stock, t hey are unrivahd for finish,
durnli'. 11l y anil accuracy. Do not be deceived by
rjienp i;inlieable enst-iroa imitations which
areofb-i sobl for the genuine article and are not
onlv qi rMlable, but daiigerous. The BMITII k
WKSSCs* Bevolvers are all etainied upon the bar
rels wit L firm's name, address and dates of pat nta
and •!> uaaranteed in every detail. In
•bt ujkh havlug tlio genuine article, and If your
dealer isnnot supply you an order e- nt to address
below SmU recefvo prompt and careful attention.
Doscrirt-lvoer.tnloguoand prices fnrnlshHl ujon ap-
SMITH & WESSON^
■T— wisiiion this Uiktx.r. Horina/ield. Men,
ftec'itre, oievefy man a complete builder, preparea
l.yl's:Ler. lilliser k Co..tbe well known
. ihf'l I fiJt a Builder or any one Intending to
•Biol <af Mtrwlse interchted that can afford to be
Jrillioul t. 7t is a practical work and everybodybny
Jt. The >i"! cheapest and moat popular- work eve*
isKUeu 01 iiu'lding. Nearly fonr hundred drawing#,
i A 45 big,' in r-zeand style, but we have determined to
make it A<*t he popular demand, to suit the timet,
eo thut iv^tn be eMily reached by all. .
TbLbcA rontalns H4 pages Uxll incliea In elrA
andcoqtWßcf large 9x12 plate page, giving piaiis.
elevation! pi rspeotive views, dewrlptlons, ownenr
ftann s, ait' al cost of conatruction.no mm
iu! InatnMiona How to Hnlld 70 Cott. gj's. \ illaa.
Double l,o'i a. Brick Block Uousoil, eultablo fof
city subufK town and country, houses for the farm
and workligrien's homes for nil sections of tb#
country, |iT'•oatiug from t-'-bO to also Barni.
Stables, 111 ,ol House, Town Hall. Churches nnd
Oinrr publl' bbildings, togotlier with speclttrutions,
form ol coMtrn'-t, and n larve amount of informattoa
on the ei2[ikn of buildings. Hclcrtion of atte. oi>
Iployment li Architects, ft Is worth to any on*
WVut we will Send It In paper cover by mail, post|alir,
f n WHLOO; boujidiu cloth #2.00.
\RCHllEtii'('().. 15 Vandcwater Bt.. Now loik