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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
4. C. H9SMER, PuMlsiS.
A WEEK'S NEWS.
Gleaned by Telegraph and IWaH
In a late case whero duty bad been col
lected upon a cossack imported from Cana
da into Maine, the owner, a Catholic priest,
made application to tiave tho amount re
funded, on tho ground that the article was
used for religious purposes. Tho Depart
ment in reply stated that where a priest
imports vestments or any regalia or robo
as his private property he must pay a duty,
even though tho articles imported are after
ward used in religious ceremonies; but
where such articles are imported by a
church or society for religious purposes
they will bo allowed to come in free.
The Director of tho Mint estimates that
between $",0C0,000 and ,000,0 DO trade dol
lars are out, and in the hands of tradesmen
and tho people generally, instead of in the
possession of speculators. The remainder
of tho $30,000,000 originally coined is
thought to have been exported or remelted.
Ax important decision was recently ren
dered by the Court of Claims at Washing
ton, in a test case, fixing the status of
litigants under the Bowman bill, passed by
the last Congress. Tho opinion was care
fully drawn by Judge Richardson, who
decided substantially that no claim under
tho Bowman bill can bo considered if the
Court had jurisdiction of the same previous
to the passage of the Bowman bill, whereof
tho claimant failed to take advantage
within tho six years limitation.
The Treasury recently purchased -143,000
ounces of silver for tho Philadelphia and
New Orleans mints. Coinage at mints in
December, .3,4S0,041, of which $2,331,170
were standard dollars.
TfiE National Board of Health has infor
mation, communicated by tho State De
partment, of tho continuance of cholera in
The Attorney General has decided that
a postmaster in order to be entitled to
receive the compensation provided by tho
revised statutes for issuing and paying
. money orders must personally perform the
services required in tho money order busi
ness in his office, in tho sense that if the
work is not physically executed by his
hand it must be executed under his imme
diate supervision by a clerk employed by
him for that purpose, and who is in no way
employed by the Post-oflicc Department
proper, or paid from the postal fund as dis
tinguished from the 11101103 fund.
The town talk in "Washington the other
day was the discovery of the alleged for
geries and flight of Clarence M. Barton,
formerly managing editor of tho Rational
Republican. Mr. Barton will bo remem
bered as tho pariy who attacked tho pri
vate character of tho well-known journal
ist, A. M. Sateldo, in the columns of the
National Republican, growing out of
Sateldo's defense of a fallen
womau, who had b-en assaulted by
Jimmy Kegan, formerlj- a reporter
for the New Yoik Herald. This resulted
in a personal altercation, in which Sateldo
was killed in the editorial rooms of the Re
publican ofliee. It seems" that these for
geries had been known to various parties
for some days, but were not made public
at an earlier moment, because of sympathy
for Barton's sick wife and helpless chil
dren. Among tho names said to have been
forged are William M. Dickson, foreman
of tho llrst star-route jury, and Ileury D.
Battler, mci chant. General Brady's name
is on some paper, but it is not ascertained
whether forged or not. Tho amount of
fraudulent paper was unknown.
C.S. Bakham, who was reported as hav
ing absconded from New York owing 20-",
003 to members of the Mining Stock Ex
change, waa recently in San Francisco on
a tour with his bride, lie denied having
left in a suspicious manner, and said ho
would soon return to New York and
promptly fill all contracts.
James Budd, a prominent citizen of
Doreheeter, Mass., was recently shot and
killed fit his house by Daniel P. Reynolds,
of New York. Tho shooting was the result
of a long-standing feud, arising from fam
ily ami property complications.
Pkyok R. Smox, of Boston, manager of
the New England business of Samuel L.
Hall, fine art publisher and importer, New
York, is charged with being a defaulter for
1S.000 tr $10,000. Ho has disappeared.
Thf, Society of Naturalists of tbe Eastern
States recently appointed a committee to
act with tho Executive Committee in de
fining what a "Professional Naturalist" is.
Resolutions were adopted recognizing tho
great importance of a thorough knowledge
of modern languages, especially French
and German, to studonta of natural history.
Mr. Chcrch, Cashier and Suporitcn
dent of John Dwight & Co.'s soda factory,
in New York, was assailed tho other day
as ho was'leaving tho depot at tiio Second
avenue elevated station, One Hundred and
Tenth street, by two masked men, who
knocked him down and robbed him of a
sachel containing $2,200 in bank notes
which he had drawn to pay emploj'es. Mr.
Church was stunned, but recovered in time
to see tbe men leap into a wagon and drive
Coswat Brown, son of Henry W.
Brown, of Worcester, Mass., and a member
of the freshman class of Harvard College,
killed himself the other day at the house of
a friend, where he was spending the holi
days. Edward Keys, who died in Unity, N. H.,
recently, left to the school district of tho
town $12,000 all cf his property except $43,
which he gave to his only daughter.
Pierce S. Marx, of New York City, was
some time ago struck in the eye by a cinder
from an engine of the Manhattan Railway,
And lost his eye. Ho recently brought suit
for $50,C00 damage.
Wages of employes in John E. Roebling-s
Sons' wiro mill, at Trenton, N. J., wero re
duced ten per cent, from January 1.
Ta Tbrrodyko (Mass.) Company's new
cotton mfcl burned recently. C. Wilson,
the conpney's agent, fell dead of heart
disease vm7e on tho roof fighting the
flames. Vms, $30,000.
Fkakt Farr, a postal clerk between
Kov Yofk rnd Port Jervis, was recently
rrntw-S for robbing the mails.
M. K Kooje, exchange clerk for Sperry
ft Barnes, ot New York, American agents
erthe large Liverpool commission house
f Bamford Bros., absconded after forging
nd converting to his own use $100,000 in
He and a friend named Vac-
arsdale, went to Chicago whore they com
menced a fast life. Both were subsequently
arrested. Kobbe was taken to New York
the same day of his arrest, and took
tho detectivo to tho upper part of New
York where they recovered from a dry
'cistern, encased in a hermetically sealed
drain pipe and wrapped in oiled silk, Gov
ernment bonds to the amouat of $20,000.
Going thence to Brooklyn another piece of
drain yielded $T),000.
As Sheriff Thompson and Jailor Will
iams were visiting tho cells at Walla
Walla, Washington Ter., tho other night,
for tho last time, they wero attacked by
Elfus and Owen, two condemned murder
ers, who knocked them senseless with
bricks they had secreted. Williams show
ing signs of recovery they took . Kiiifo from
his pocket and hacked him to pieces and then
The other evening a fire broke out in the
dust room of the JEtna flour mills at
Akron, O., owned by George W. McNeill
and James N. Baldwin. The workmen had
to run for their lives, the Humes spread so
fast, and tho enliro .structure was con
sumed. The mill was recently enlarged to
threo hundred barrels daily, and rebuilt for
tho roller process. It was valued at $73,
000; stock on hand at $7,."J)J; insured for
A nor named Adams, eleven years old,
was recently accidentally killed while gun
ning in Ray County, Mo.
The bursting of a mill dam at Houghton,
Mich., recentl-, resulted in the death of
Charles B. Raymond, teller of the First
National Bank of Houghton, his son and
servant girl and Howay Raj'inond, wife
The town of Breckinridge, Minn., was
nearly destroyed by fire tho other evening,
including the county offices and records.
The jury in tho Emma Bond case, in
which the threo men, Montgomery, de
menti and Petus, were tried at flillsboro.
111., for the outrageous assault on Miss
Bond at Taylorsville, in June, rendered a
verdict of acquittal.
TnE steamers Colorado ami City of Alton
burned at St. Louis the other day.
The paint, carpenteringand upholstering
shops of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Railroad, at Sedalia, Mo., burned tho other
morning. Loss about $30,000; fully in
sured. A passenger train on tho Illinois Cen
tral struck a broken rail between Manson
and Barnum, Iowa, the other morning. A
sleeper and two passenger coaches were
thrown down a fifteen-foot embankment.
Mrs. J. II. Smith, of Ohio, Barnum County,
111., was instantly killed and seven per
sons wero moro or less injured.
Abner Bond recently committed suicide
by hanging, at Tavlorville, 111. He was
0110 of the most respected citizens i 1 the
county, and considered an exceedingly sen
sible man the very last to commit suicide.
He was a relative of A. D. Bond, thn father
of Miss Emma, tho victim of the tinhiimau
outrage last June. Ua had worried a good
deal over tho affair, and the genoral opinion
was that the mental anxiety over the trial,
in progress at the time, had added to his
phyicial debilities, and ha5 something to
do with the final tragedy.
The terrible Crouch family murder near
Jackson, Mich., some weeks since, was sup
plemented recently by tho suicide of Mrs.
Dan Holcomn, daughter of tho murdered
man. Sho locked herself into a room after
dinner, undressed, went to bed and, it was
believed, took laudanum, as an empty hot
tie which had contained that drug was
found in her room.
James Williams, alia3 O'Brien, con
fined in jail at Ottumwa, la., recently
escaped, after shooting dead the turnkey.
How the prisoner obtained a pistol was a
Judge Lubke, of the Circuit Court of St.
Louis, lately decided the longstanding
case of James Andrews against "tho St.
Louis Tunnel Railroad Company, Barton
Bates and Charles E. Tracy, for money
claimed by Andrews to be due him as con
tractor for building tho tunnel from the
bridge to tho Union depot, ten years ago.
The Court awarded a special judgme it for
the plaintiff for$lin2S.
Earnest Dix, of Bloouiington, 111., died
recently from trichinosis. At a party sev
eral weeks ago nine persons ate of smoked
sausage quite heartily, and were soon after
taken ill. On examining the jncookeci
meat they had eaten of, millions of the para 1
sites were found. Gull, the man who raised
tho swine and prepared the meat, and his
wife died three weeks afterwards, anil sev
eral of the sick, it was thought, would die.
A post niortum examination showed that
Dix's body was literally alivo with
Several weeks ago tho body of a lady was
stolen from tno graveyard at Sycamore,
111. Later threo men were arrested at
Chicago, charged with the crime. It was
claimed that they belonged to an organized
gang of bady-snatchors.
TnE west-bound express on the Wabash
Road struck a wagon containing five young
men near Napoleon, O., tho other night,
killing Frank Long and William Rhores
and badly injuring George Arps. Long
left a wife.
The thermometer ranged from thirty to
thirty-five degrees below in Minnesota and
Dakota during the late cold snap.
Stanley Griffith was recently arrested
at Salem, O., upon tho confession of having
murdered his father.
T. H. Weatherby, Sheriff of Madison
County, Miss., died recently of hydrohobia.
He was bitten by a mad dog two months
The Abilene (Tex.) stage was baited the
other night near the Colorado River by
two masked men with drawn revolver?
and nine passengers, comprising a variety
troupe, were robbed of $490.
At Yazoo City, La., the othernight about
two hundred armed men proceeded to tbe
jail and demanded entrance. W. L. Foote
resisted and was shot dead in his cell;
Robert Swayzee, Micajah Parker and
Richard Gibbs were lynched. Tho four
men wero charged with being principals in
tho murder of the Posey brothers and Jas
Two negroes were recently lynched at
Brooksvillo, La., for murder.
The other Sunday at a point fifty miles
from Fort Smith, Ark., in the Choctaw
Nation, while Rev. Samuel Andrews ww on
his way to bill a religious appointment, ho
was shot and killed by unknown psrties. It
was supposed to be tho result of an old
Henry Hane, a well-to-do German, of
San Antonio, Tex., in a drunken jealous
frenzy the other night attempted to kill his
wife, and after exacting a promise from
her to keep the matter a secret, cat his own
W. Irving -Landeli said to be from
Philadelphia, died at Lexington, Ky., tho
other night from hunger and exposure.
A recent fire at Covington, Ga., de-stroj-ed
the court-houso and other property
to the value of $30,000. The records were
Snixrrz & Co.'s cotton warehouse at At
lanta, Ga., burned recently. Loss on cot
ton, $130,000; on warehouse, $20,000; in
James A. Wallace, Cashier of the
Bank of Hopkinsville (Ky.) is missing with
a reported shortage of $40,000.
A gambler named Burns killed tho night
watchman at the end of the track on the
Mexican Central Road tho other night, and
was hanged to a box car by a mob. '
The excess in value of exports over im
ports of merchandise for the month ended
November 30 was 23,373, io3.
twelve months ended November 30, $120'
000,000. Value of imports of merchandise
for the twelve months ended November 30,
1SS3, $t02,403,30:. Decreaso $3$,10?,000,
compared with the same time last vear.
Values of exports of merchandise for the
twelve months ended November 30, 1SS3,
$S12,4!)3.31. Increase $(,41S,0S9 over the
same time in lSt2.
It is stated that no offer of mediation
between Franco and China will bo accepted
by France until Hong Kong and Bachninh
are occupied by the French. It is under
stood thnt Premier Ferry inspired this state
ment. The iron manufacturers of the country
generally reduced tho wages of their men
on January 1.
Pablo Quintach, Mayer of. New Laredo,
Mexico, arrested recently on tho charge of
complicity in tue train robbery on the
Mexican Central Railroad, was later sent
. ., , . . ..', 4., i.r
the Judge of the Federal Court.
John J. McBuide, who, in specials, is
made to threaten dire disaster to Canada,
and tho capture and death of Lord Lans
downo in consequence of the hanging of
O'Donnell, is known at Buffalo, N. Y., as
having no connection with, or to bene
knowledged by any reputable Irish organi
zation of th?t or any other city. lie in
fests newspaper offices and when unable to
procure the publication of his propuncia
nientos, pays for their insertion as udver
Tnc business failures in the United States
during lSvJ numbered 9,150, against 15,733
in 1SS2, an increase of 2.44o. The liabilities
for 1SS1 were 172,0CO,00, against $101,000,
(K'O for 1SS2. Tho failures of last year were
gi eater than thoso of any year sineo 1S7S,
when thev reached to 10,173, with liabilities
A collision' between a freight train and
a special containing laborers, near To
ronto, Canada, recently, resulted in the
killing of twenty-seven men and injuring
of many others, some of whom will die.
Belt, the public executioner of Austria,
was found dend in his bed recently, sup
posed to have been the victim of revonge.
THitnE of the Southern Pacific train rol
bers were recently captured in Arizona.
One was a negro.
Two Russian officers were recently assas
sinated by Nihilists at St. Petersburg. Tho
murders createu great consternation, and
fc-vas suggested that the Impe.ial family
should remove secretly to tho palao) at
PeterhofTjbut General Tcherovia had under
taken to guarantee the safety of tho Gats
The Mexican Government has declared
forfeited the concession made General
Grant for a submarine cable connecting '
Mexico, the United States and Central-
America, no work having been done within,
thu prescribed time.
The report has been confirmed that the
Black Flajs massacred the French prison- (
er captured befox-o Sontay. Admiral t
Courbet decided to take active measures fat
The other morning when an extra freight
train on the Missouri Pacific Railroad,con
sisting of eleven cars of mules, took tho
side track at Independence, Mo., to let the
rtficf-.l-fcrttinil tinccnTHTjir frrnill liw nn PTJlni-
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nation was made of tho cars, and "showed
thnt between eightv and one hundred head J
i,n,i ..-;i,.i 4vn, rvi,i .,.i cHrvntinn t
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Itiose that were yet alive were gnawing tue t
suics ol xne car, aim 111 sumu instances
were eatinc the flesh of their dead comoan-
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loaded at ban Antonio, Tex., and had not i
been fed or watered sinco leaving San An
tonio. The mules were consigned to Kan
Tue Park Theater, at Cleveland, O., sup
posed to be- fire proof, was burned on the
night of the oth. It was valued at $200,000.
Adams' Humpty Dtunpty Company lost
?8,000 or 9,000 worth of property. The
Wick blo.-k in front of the theater was com
pletely gutted, and the First Presbyterian
Church damaged to the extent of $20,000.
Alice Major and Sarah Marsdeu were
drowned while recently skating near
It is stated that a great petition for a
national constitution amendment will bo
sent out by the National "Woman's Christian
Temperanc Union, and presented to tho
Presidential Nominating Conventions of
the different parties. It will ask for pro
hibition instead of tho ballot for.woman, as
has been stated.
In a late shooting scrape between James
Hare and John Scanlon at Baltimore, Md.,
Hare was killed and Scanlon mortally
The Institute of Immaculate Conception
of the Sisters of Notre Dame, at Belleville,
111., was burned on the night of the 3th.
About sixty pupils were in the school,
ranging from ten years to full grown, all
girls, and several teachers. The flames
spread so rapidly that no order could be
preserved, and a panic seized both children
and Sisters, and there was wild confusion
in the rush to escape. The Mother Supe
rior, four other Sisters and twenty-two
pupils were reported as having perished,
Toe large furniture establishment of
Burrel, Comstock & Co., on North Fourth
street, St. Louis, was destroyed by fire on
the night of the 5th. Loss, $125,000; in
surance $90,000. The jewelry store of Mer
rick, Welsh & Phelps, adjoining was abio
burned. Los, $50,000, and the queenswaro
store of Withman, Gray & Co., containing
$75,000 worth of goods was badly scorched
and goods damaged.
A C0SFEnE5CE of Colorado politicians in
Washington,tho other day.came to the con- j
elusion that ex-Senator Chaffee should boa
candidate for the Senate in place of Sena
tor Hill. Secretary Teller, who wants the
place, i; was said would
not stand in thc
way of Mr. Chaffee.
A FEARFUL WRECK.
A. Suburban Train Loatlcd TVitb Working
men in Collision with a Freight on the
Grand Trunk Railway Near Toronto,
Canada Twenty-two Lives Lost and
Many Injured, Some Fatally Tho Vic
ttans Scalded and Rousted to lcath Llat
of the Dead and Wounded.
Toronto, Ont., Jan. 2.
One of the most frightful railway acci
dents that ever occurred in Canada took
place this lfloming nt five minutes to Sev
an. About fifteen minutos previous a su
burban train consisting of a dummy engine
and two cars on the Great "Western division
f the Grand Trunk left Union Station,
having aboard about sixty passengers,
chiefly employes of tho Bolt and Iron
Works nt Humber, residing in the city, whr.
were going to their work. Each was hap
pier than the other, and, although the
weather was severely cold, a gale blowing
tho snow against tho car windows,the
aierrv crowd did not heed it as thev told
how they spent New Year.
.Qh rounding a sharp curve just before
reaching the Bolt Works the engineer saw
a freight train coming thundering down
the grade toward him: He leversed the
engine, blow a warning and with the tire-
1 man jumped for his life. The conductoi
heard the warning, and shoutinjj ''Jump
boys, for your lives," sprang into the snow.
In a second more there waa terrille crash
The engine of the freight train knocked the
boilers of the dummy clear through the
first car, crushing the unfortunate passen
gers in every direction, and pinning many
to the floor. The impetus was so great the
engine actually mounted tho truck of the
dummy ,which"kept the rails, and remained
sn a balance.
The engineer of tho freight train, when
he saw a collision wai inevitable, sprang
from the engine, but Thomas, tho fireman,
was killed instantly.
To add to tbe horror of the scene, the
boiler of the duniniv exnloded and the
I steam and boiling water caused the death
' ?!m1 terrible injuries to the mangled and
1 bleeding men. then the lire, as it mad-
dened at other agei.cfes clutching so many
victims, broke out and completed the sick
ening work, of destruction. Shrieks,
groans and heartrending cries for help
irom tho agonized sufferers rent the air.
Several poor fellows, suff-ring untold
agonies, with limbs and bodies burnt to a
crisp, piteoualy implored those near them
to pour water upon their Hcaldcd limbs or
put an end to their Milferings. Strong
men looked on appalled and many an eye
was dim with tears. "With every possible
phase of disfigurement to be seen, limbs
cut, bruised, mangled, half eaten away by
Are, swollen to enormous size by tenm and
water, no possible horror was left to the
imagination. No more awful sceno could
The lirst passenger car was a terrible
wreck and several hours elapsed before
the poor fellows buried beneath the debris
wero extricated. A relief party of thirty
or forty men were soon on the scene aud at
oiicj set at w ork slowly and tenderly tc
rescue the sufferers, and about ten o'clock
n car-load of dead and injured was on the
wav to the ci'v.t
On arriving at the Union station an am-'
bulance, station wagon and several cabs I
and 'busses wero 111 waiting. A large crowd
hail gathered, and as one after another of
j the dead and wounded were carried from
! the car to tho conveyances many turned
! sick at the siht. The wounded men bore
their sufferings with fortitude and pa-
, tieuce, a few groans being tbe only indica
tion of their intense agony.
The scene at the morgue beggars decrip-
' Hon. There -were fiftten bodies laid side
by side in rows. Mothers, sisters, fathers
and brothi rs were to be seen passing from
body to body, and with trembling hands
lifting the coverlet and gazing on the faces
of the dead. Now and then a cry of anguish
t nvj-vttlfl fall rr tlnl ( 1ir licnmfut rt
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At the hospital on arrival of the wound
ed, doctors ot to work sewing up wounds
and did all in their power to alleviate the
I suUerings. Uue man, Jno. Kowieit, uieu
I shortly after arrival at the hospital. Whoa
1 found among the debris he spokecheerfully
and asked to be allowed to walk. On look
ig down be crie 1: "0. God, my legs are
oft." And thev wore burned oft"
Th(rCoroiicr empaneled a jurj-, who
viewed ti.e bodies and tijn adjourned till
two oVlock, when ti.ey again met. Some
evidence was taken aud a further adjourn- j
uient had. I
Baber, the conductor of the freight train,
was immediately plaeetl under arrest. He
admitted'he got orders at Hamilton to run
co Queen's whari, avoiding all regular
trains. He looked ac his time-table, but
forgot tho suburtiau train on the list of reg
ular trains. Barber did notshow the order
to the engineer, Jeu"ery, of Stratford. Tnis
was Joifeiy's ttr.-a tiip on this part of the
road, aud he was to'ally unacquainted with .
the trains. The onl- train which was
passed between -Hamilton and the point of
nceid.-mWas the newspaper train
wo-t. This was ljassed at Mitiuci
west. This was uassed at Miiiuco. lie
had his mind, ho savs. on the ex
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PuLliesvmpatliy is thoroughly aroused t
for the'unt'orluiiato widows
Already Mibicnption lists have started and
cfferb f eaiTraiiiiiients made topiovide
funds. Seveial minifies of thu men killed
are in poor circumstances.
Besides Charleys Thomas, fireman of the
freight train, the following were killed in
stantly: u. Aggett; leaves wile anuctiim.
Joseph K.eefer; Itavea a
fife and twe I
C Spohn, single; was to bo married to
night. It. Mulligan; leaves a wife and child.
J. Kci Italian; wife and family.
Alex. Uarrutliers; wile and large family.
J. Whiter wife and five children.
Joseph .McDonald, single.
Y. Teriir. single.
Thus. Burns. iugle.
G. Pre .co t, single.
G. Senrl, single.
Chas. S anley, a loy, aged fourteen.
Jno. Kowlett; leaves wife and child.
Jno. Lvnch; wife and family.
Eddie ltobinson, a boy.
Sam Baily, a widower; leaves a family.
II. C. Kernan; wife aud child only six
Fred Boethroyd, single.
Hugh Cunningham; wife and three chil-'
Three others are not expected to live
through the night.
The severely injured are VT. Rogers.
Patrick Norton, Matthew Walker, Patrick
The following were slightly injured: VT.
Fitzgerald, Richard Corutders, Michael
Kelly, Chailes McDonald, James Kelly,
Alexander Banks, John Aggett. John Cor
rigan, Victor Gireaux, Thos. McDonald and
two Montgomery brothers'.
The damage to rolling stock is $2,000.
Manager Hickson of the Grand Truuk im-J
mediately wiiedRagge. local manager, tc
give even care to the wounded.
Charged with Murder.
CnATTAXooaA, Tentt., Jan. 2.
NcwtonXeverett, who bos been employed
ss a street-car driver in this .city for some
months, was arrested to-day on a capias
' from Georgia, for tho murder of a convict i
near Graysville, Ga., in August, 1SS2
Grand Jury having found a true b.ll for
murder in the flrt degree. Leverett was a
coairict guard, anAforsom offense raised
fl urn in tn cTT-ilri rba nnnviflf uiion tho lt I
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Levere-.t drew his revolver end shot the
convict o'cad, made his escape and
was known of him until recognized
i streei-car here.,
PfiESOm. ASP IITEBABT.
A rolume in the public library of
Boston,' Mass., contains the autograph ult and battery before one of tho J,,.
rf Martin Luther.-ioniW. ; aces m the temple yesterday. Alarm-
t: w... ,.:.,. ,,. Door- ir down m Spr.ngwels was char-el
Tim Wiutersmith. the new Door
keeper of the House, is a son of the
fatuous Kentucky wag. Colonel Dick
Wintcrsmith. Washington Star.
Mr3. Lippincott "Grace Green
wood" will stay in Paris during the
winter, and has given up all idea of re
turning to America. Chicago Journal.
Plernoint Potter, of Jamaica, !N.
x., now 111 his ninetieth year, mui acis
as clerk to the Queens County Board of
supervisors and keeps the records of
the bills audited. This is the fiftieth
year he has, performed the same duty.
Ar. '. Times.
Armanil Heine, a wealthy banket
who reu-nly died in Tans, France.
made 111s urst start in Aenunfaas. "
was the first man to ship cotton direct
from this country to North Germany,
He married Miss Cohen,, of New Or-
leans, whf broii'rhl him a fortune Ol
OO.OvJO. A'. O.Tuayune. ,
When Weston started the other day '
i from Westminister Bridge, London, to
; walk fifty m'les a day for one hundred J
I davs. to illustrate the physical advan- ,
' . tages of temperance, a crowd of distin
e jniished doctor-; and eminent clergymen i
- w 1 t 1"
and benevolent liaron-. ana iair lawes
gathered. to see him off, and he start- j
ed to the strains of a temperance hymn. ,
Amanda Maekinder. of Geddes,
and Charles O. Bowles, of Syracuse. X. I
1'., are the latest couple wIksc ac-'
quaintance, courtship and marriage was ,
attained through the aid of a newspaper. :
The groom in-erted the "want"' in a
Syracuse newspaper, the bride. who was t
a'wsdow, answered it, and, everything,
proving lovely, t ley were married, ,
Iter. Mark L. fcinory. a young ( Aml in ile of lawvers an(l SpC(.t.,
Methodist preacher, formerly pastor in t(Mg .iml 'the r ,.Cpre-sion of 1. -
a Southern Ohio town, went to bugar ! Houor-s fa(.e tke pi-untill' paal all cot
Grove, Pa., a year ago and took charge Ba etl the defendant on the back. an.
ot a cliurcti mere, lm a a naeneior.
ladies. Two months airo he h'red a
fifter his disappearance, and ho now
writes to his former parishioners- from
Toledo, O., that he was ru'ned by spec
ulation, and has been wandering about
from place to place in a half-crazed
condition. rnuaueipnia jrrass.
What is it has a mouth and never
speaks, and a bed and never sleep-? A
forlian i lranscnut.
Oscar Wdde says his poems will bo
read after bhakespearu has been for
gotten. That's the proper time to read
them. Hartford Post.
An Albany (X". Y.) 'paper tells of a
woman in that city who waked her hus
band during, a storm the other night,
and .-aid: "1 do wish you would stop
snoring, fori want to hear it thunder."
"Got tough job on hand to-day,"
said Snooks to a friend on ( anal street.
"Sorry, old fellow; what is it?" "Prom
ised to carve turkey at our boarding
house. A". O. Picayune.
Old bills: "Two hundred and twen-tv-seven
bills were introduced into
Congress the lirt
day's scs-ion."' "Just
think of ill1
remarked Mr. Simple;
" isn't it r'diculous? These Congress-
men get salaries big enough. 1 should
think; to pay as they ro. Two hundred
and twenty-seven bills! For things they
got la t year, of course. For my part,
I think it's positively scandalous."
Boston 1 ransenpt.
A doctor is called in to prescribe
for a sick child, and having eam"ned
the patient writes a prescription and
leaves instructions as to tlu treatment
of the little sufferer. On making his
visit the next morn'ng the pr'nee ol
se'eneis surpnse I to find the house
hold in tears. "My poor child,'' sobs
the mother, "I never thought that he
would have died of croup!"' "Oi
croup?" echoes the doctor; "do you
mean to say the child had the croup?
' Why didn t vou tell me?" ndianapo-
Us.JoutnaK ' .
Town mouse and country mouse:
K.hel -"Look look. Dorothy! There's
el!" Dorothy (country
ihard Marvel! Who's
cousiu ( Ii c
her" Ethel "What, never heard of
Richard Marvel? Why, he's the actor,
you know, at the Parthenon!" Dorothy
"Oilman actor, is he! He's something
like 'Mr Osbaldistone Smith." Ethel
livery rig, urove out ot town, ami uiu yer3 aml" you WOmen folks stop her
not return. He left debts behind to the (m GcorKJ ami me have a drmkl"
amount of four hundred dollars. His ngroi- j?nc iress
r fleets were sold at auction four weeKS 1 ' ll-.-
.. . . f 1 .1-1 .
Who's Mr. Osbaldistone Smith?" ! plified. But it is not often that person
Dorothv "What never heard of Mr. so far advanced in the Journey or I.u
Osbaldistone Smith! ! Why, lie's
' greatest breeder of shorthorns in
Cumberland! ! !" London Punrh.
"How stupid I am!' said Birdie
McHennepin. languidly, executing at
the same time ijult a respectable awn
act. ."That's true,"' remarked Gus De
Smith, rather impulsively. "Sir!" ex
claimed Birdie, "you are impertinent."
"out" vou yourself just now asserted
that you were stupid." "I only said
-o without thinking," said Birdie, pet-
ulantly. "Yes. and up to the time you
spoke I had only thought so without
saying it." Liang crape on the door of
Miss Birdie. Another lover scratched
off the list of one of the Austin
Congressmen's Ignorant Wires,
The wife of a far Western member (
applied for lodgings for herself and bus- '
band at an up-town boarding-house hist
reek. She said her husband was in
Congress. She was asked which branch,
'.he upper or lower. This newly-Hedged
otlicial s wife said that she believed ber
husband was a Senator. At least the
people who electcdjiim intended him to
have the best place'he could get. The
Innrllndv. who was a keen, shrewd wom
an, said, with a touch of mild sarcasm per." Augusta (Me.) Cor. Boston Ikr
in her .voice, "that if her husband old.
should get up very early next Monday --
mornings and go up to the Capitol be-1 A grand-niece of Koscinsko is cm
fore the crowd arrived, he might secure ployed in-one of the Government de-
.aseat in the upper house; ' and the
member s wife actually thanked lit
,t,;a Hn.l mfnrmitinn. " Ttdnos not seem
cred jbICt buV it Js jyerlhcless the fact !
that thenla ves of members who
"e s? 1?DOI;lnt or inu.tiercnt as to con- I
memoers aau oena-
tiouso as Senators.'.' Washington Post. -
. ynt Tlim wifoVif a mnmhai- iphn Una mOIIS in Knmnd mvms notion thnf IIP
nothing en in Coagress- eight years habitually will prosecute any one found selling
driving , !po,e 0f her husband's associates in the photographs of Miss Jonnie. Chicaqa
The Jumping Kind.
There was to have been a snit for as-
;vith havinrr slapped the jaws of Iii-
neighbor, and two wagon-loads of w't
! aesses were on hand to w:i? t- thi-
I md that. Both pla'ntiff an I def.-n 1 11
seemed to be determined men. -nd
t :heir respective wives -at and gian d a
teah other like two old eat. Nun of
1 she necessary formalities were
, worked up when, all of a .-uddeti,
, u,t(J uf the complainant was t-ik:i v.
the toothache. It wasn't the kind .
' a-owls and mutters around, b'it
ahl-fashioued, jumping ache, au i
, tvo minutes she was erying. Her r
' u once affected the wife of the d
( ant, and after a little she slid our .
-m.uiu wim- i ?',.
"Oh. such an ache: soin
sobbed the vi
find here it. i- ' said tilC 111:
t :is -sli' nr
iti,fft.l !.. r'i;-iT
i "What's all this?" asked the pi.; :Jt
iff. as he came up.
f "Wh your poor wife is suffer'n
1 terribly with the toothache, and Ip
her from the bottom ot my h-i-t."
'Who's rot the toothaclie?' in,uiri
the de eudant, as he joined the group.
"George! but that's too had! Shan't
I go to the drug store for you?"
At this the plaintif turned about. In "a
out his hand and replied:
"Saw George. I was a fool to hrln.
this suit. I called you a liar and oi
hit me, and that waa right.'
"But I'm sorry, Jim."
"Then let's drop the whole businf
and ride home together and ha. :
chicken dinner! Mollv, git vour clo.d.
. r.n "
hcajed thc party out tioors witn the ex
"Go to grass with vour
law and law
Politeness in .Vrkatis
Let me relate an incident. 1 support
that Arkansas is aboat as dangerous .
place as Texas for a bully to go to. 1 '
observation at b
points I think Arkansas is a little s-ii
place for a gentleman than Cinei'in:Ji
Thc general urbaulU of the people a
tonished me 111 re than anything rl-e
This is what I propf.se to illustrate. t
stopped at one station, and tra. el"
about fort- miles by stage. On our r
turn the stage a 'large spring wa, r
without top was loaded with men
They were of different types One h u
a bottle of whisky. One wa- a minis
ter. We came to a creek wh"ronpurt
Irul stopped to water their ho , N
There were two womnand a little ;rl.
apparently very p -or. 'They wore-sun
bonnets and fad-.nl calico dresses, 'll.c
hor.se was poor, aud the vehicle was a
shabby and rough an old se. inn 11 a- 1
ever met with. One of the womeifka
unhitched the horse and led him ba k
to the water, and had ju-t turn.-d it
come up the bank as we reached the
level after crossiujr.
Our driver stopped. A well-dres-ed
man hopped out of tnc stage, ami vitr
a bow offered his assistance.--lie il
thc old horse up to tfie veh'ele I don i
know what else to call it hitch' d hi' i
in, assisted the woman to her seat, am
then, as she heartily thanked him. 1 f
politely bowed her good-day, lifting hi
' hat clear off his head-. In a moment
he was in the stage again, and o"i w
went. After my experience in tl.t
Xorth it struck me thai this was all f i
sport, and that the men would h t
lots of fun about the affair. But 1 oo
found that it was all in earn "St. AH re
garded it as a matter of cour-en For
Irom that moment to the en 1 of tie
journey not one man uttered one sTa
ble about it. Not a sneering rema !
was made, no joke or pun, no remarf.
of any kind not one single word! I
had to confess to myself That X nev-.
Siw moro politeness than this.. C".
A Pair of Old T:rt! Doves.
That age is no barrier to the tend
p.v-sion, and that two hearts, uo ma't i
how tough and callous, can be nia le t
flutter and respond to each otherls
static beatings when p'erced by one ol
Cunid's arrows, has often been e m
are in the eighties, and wh
the verge of the grave, be
"spoonev" on eadi other t1 it
I naught but hymen can make their de
scent to the "tomb one clysium of bliss
There is, however, a genuine ease ir
the town of Yassalboro, where two nil
I shortly wed who are octogenarian-
Thc happy pair are in an excell i f
state of preservation, the ladv with a
i eye sparkling uke Promethean tire, and
. . . - ..
U1U "" :,s pngnuy as a o. ui
fifteen. They are highly respe-tabk
people, and both are well off in this
world's goods. The lady is a prom
inent member of the Society of Friends.
-1 ey are 1,Kc a Pair f turtle doves.
and appear to be as delighted in each
others presence as when, in their
younger years, they just experienced
the thrills" of love. Their intention ot
marriage, when announced a few day
ago. created quite a sensat'on in, the
staid and venerable town, and, when it
was discussed at the villaire store, it
could scarcely be credited on account
of the great age of the contracting par
t es, but, when the town clerk attested
to thc fact, that settled it The aged
couple in their matrimonial alliance
have the wishes of all who know
them that they "may live long and pros-
partments at Washington. Ex-Gov-
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