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THE EED CI,OUD CHIEF.
4. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
Seven persons, pleasure-seekers, were
recently drowned at, Dundee, Scotland.
Mr. Hunt, United States Minister at
St. Petersburg, is reported seriously ill.
Chicago helped Pcorh, in the late
contest for the Republican State Con
tention of Illinois, and Springfield, with
custom and the political wire-pullers on
her side, got left. Peoria secured the
THE WORLD'S DOINGS
General Grant was reported suffer
ing from kidney and liver troubles ow
ing to the coniinement forced en him
through the injury to his hip and thigh
growing out of his late fall upon the ice.
His physicians seemed to regard the
complications attending his case as of a
rather serious nature.
Ax armed band of Mexicans recently
threatened to raid the town of Eagle
Pass, on the Texan side of the Rio
Grande, in order to get possession of
two persons charged with the murder
of a citizen of Saragossa, on the Mexican
side. The Texan authorities were pre
paring to resist, and lively times were
The Supreme Court of Georgia re
cently decided that a telegraph com
pany is responsible for the gross negli
gence of its agents in transmitting mes
sages, in damages to the parties injured,
and that it is immaterial what condition
a telegraph company puts upon the
printed heading of its message blanks
so far as its liability for negligence is
There is said to be a better prospect
for bankruptcy legislation in the
present than - in the last Congress.
The sub-Judiciary Committee of the
Houce will propably report to the
full committee the bill introduced by
Mr. Morse, which is the Lowell bill as
introduced by Mr. Hoar in the Senate,
which has Bcen favorably reported with
some of the amendments recommended
by the committee of the Bankruptcy
The inhabitants of the North Division
of Chicago, were recently thro.vn into
the wildest excitement by the appear
ance of a mad dog upon the streets.
The animal was a large Newfoundland.
Citizens and police turned out and
chased the dog from street to street,
and pedestrians yielded the roadways
cheerfully to his possession without
stopping to contest his right of way.
The ehase lasted into the night. Several
persons were bitten before the dog was
The Directors of the Yellowstone
National Park Improvement Company
held a secret meeting in New York re
cently, but it was learned that a com
mittee was appointed for the purpose of
preparing and submitting to the Direct
ors a plan, by which the financial diffi
culties of the company can be satisfac
torily arranged. The total indebted
ness of the company in Montana is
reported to be about 75,000. So far
about 125,000 had been expended in
A Summary of the Dally News.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
In the Senate, the 11th, petitions and bills
were presented. The resolution offered by
Mr. Van Wyck some weeks ago, directing the
Committee, on Judiciary to examine and re
port what legislation, if any, was necessary to
restrict the appointment ot special Assistant
Attorneys, etc.. was laid before the Senate
and adopted without debate. After some
debate the Senate receded from its amend
ment to the Greeley Relief bill. A message
was received from the House announcing the
passage of a joint rcsoluiion appropriating
fcUO.OUU for the Ohio Valley sufferers.
The Senate promptly pased the resolution.
In the HouMi many bills were offered. A
joint resolution was reported from the Com
mittee on Appropriations, appropriating Wu,
OuO for the relief or the sufferers from the
Hood in the Ohio Valley, which, after an ani
mated debate, passed.
Bills and resolutions were introduced in
the Senate, the 12th. Mr. Voorhces offered a
resolution calling on tho Attorney-General to
explain his delay in advising the Postmaster
General as to the interpretation of the law re
luting to the adjustment of postmasters sal
aries. The resolution was taken
up. and after a short debate agreed
to. Mr. Voorhecs introduced a bill
to prohibit assessments for political purposes
by Government ollieials and employes, and
ni-ked that It be referred to the Judiciary
Committee, and it was so referred In the
IIoue.a resolution was adopted providing for
a select committee to proceed to Hot Springs.
Ark., and make a general examination of all.
Government interests there. Committees
then rejorteil, when the House went into
Committee of the Whole 'on the Naval Ap
I.v the Senate, the 13th, Mr. Voorhces
offered a resolution directing the Secretary of
the Interior to withhold for the present his
approval of patents or certificates for lands
selected by the Northern Pacific Railroad in
lieu of others, said to have been lost by said
company, under act of July 11), ISM. The Sen
ate then took up the bill to provide for the
issue of circulating notes to the National
Hanking Association", which was debated un
til adjournment The' House took up the
Mississippi contested election case of
Cltalmer- against Manning, which was de
bated at length. The Speaker laid before the
House a letter from the Secretury of the Navy,
iraie-muiiug me amounts ciaimeu nv con
tractors, for care of the double-turrcted" moni
tors, aggregating SJ7S.645.
Is tho Senate, tho 14th, the bill making
all public roads ot-roads was debated,
slightly amended and passed. The Senate
then took up the bill for the relief of the
Louisiana Mate Itank, permitting that bans,
notwithstanding the statute of limitation, to
present to the Court of Claims its claim for
cotton taken by the United States in IS5. Mr.
Jackson, who reported the bill, said the claim
was lor cotton worth tW.ODO. The bill
relating to National Hank circulation 'was
then taken up and debated, but no final
tiction readied The House resumed the
Chalmers-Manning contest from Mississippi,
and pending discussion the House adjourned.
Is the Senate, the 15th, Mr. Pendleton of
fered a joint resolution appropriating an ad
ditional sum of $300,000 for the relief of the
Hood sufferers, which was read three timeand
passed. Mr. Voorhecs presented a petition
from 1,100 settlers in Washington Territory,
praying protection in the title of their lands
in the controversy in-twcen them and the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company. The
Senate then resumed consideration of
the bill to provide for the isue of cir
culating notes to the National Hanks.
Adjourned until Monday.. ..The House passed
the joint resolution appropriating $3X1.000 ad
ditional for the benefit of the Hood sufferers.
The Chulmers-Manninsr contest wa then
taken up and after lurther debate tho motion
declaring Manning's credentials reirular was
defeated by. a vote of 106 to HO, and the motion
declaring Manning entitled to the seat wa also
defeated by'.Cto 1.17. The majority resolutions
were thou adopted. IS) to .V". This discharged
the Committer, on Elections from the prima
taeie case and leaves tho seat vacant until the
rase is decided on its "merits.
York the other morning an unknown wo
man shot a man who gave the name of Vic
tor Grafton Andree, wounding him in the
thigh. Thinking she had killed him, she
placed the pistol to her temple and blew
her brains out, falling dead cm the spot.
The man said he know tho woman, but de
clined to say why sho shot him.
The other day United States Treasurer
Wyman received from an Ohio bank two
packages purporting to contain $1,000 each.
One was found $531 short; the other con
tained two pieces of flannel.
A mixed train on tho Southern Central
Railroad dropped into the Seneca River
at Weedsport, N. Y., the bridge having
been weakened by rains. Tho engineer,
fireman and brakeman were drowned.
Secretary Lincoln estimated that tho
purchase of supplies by the Maj ors of
the various towns along the Ohio and the
costs of expeditions to sufferers from Pitts
burgh to Louisville, would aggregate 1S0,
000, leaving $120,000 of the appropriation to
be expended by General Beckwith, in
charge at Cincinnati.
Is tho trial in the United States Court
at Parkersburg, W. Va., of David C. Kel
lar, pilot of the steamer Sciotio, sunk by a
collision with tho John Lomas, July 4,
18S2, at Mingo Junction, in which fifty-four
persons were lost, the jury the other day
returned a verdict of guilty of voluntary
manslaughter, with a recommendation to
After, reaching a height of seventy-two
feet, the Ohio River began to fall on the
A fearful disaster was caused at Cin
cinnati on the. l.'ith by the collapse of a
building that had been weakened by the
flood, and occupied as a boarding house.
Ten persons were borne into the water by
the falling walls and drowned. Their
names were: John "W. Kyle, son of the
proprietor; Mary E. Colter, Maud Ellis,
James Ogden, Barnoy Woenker, Mrs. Bar
ney "VVoenker, Thomas Burke, Mrs. Lena
Burke, William Burke, Louis Burke.
The wife of James Hunter, a wealthy
farmer of Green County, Tenn., was in
stantly killed the other night by some one
who fired a gun from the outside. Hunter
THE LIMIT REACHED.
After Going: Above Seventy-one Feet at
Cincinnati, the Flood Commences to
Slowly Subside Scenes of Desolation 1b
Its Track The Terrible Condition ol
Thontauds of Honielexs Sufferers A
Glimpte of What is Ileing Done for Their
Cixcissati, O., Feb. 14.
The flood reached its climax to-day 71
iceo and of an inch at noon. It re
mained stationary at that until two o'clock,
when a decline was noticed. At 3:30 it had
gone down half an inch, and since then has
continued to declinedslowly, very slowly,
but surely and steadily.
The news that the fall had begun was
hailed with joy by every class of citizens.
The city is in a terrible condition. Busi
ness is suspended in nearly all the whole
sale houses and manufacturing establish
ments. As yet there has not been any
great catastrophe in Cincinnati, but every
body is nervously apprehensive of one at
any minute; unless tho waters fall very
gradually, it would seem almost impossible
to escape without immense losses from
warehouses and stores, filled with costly
goods, crumbling and falling from their
walls being weakened by the wa'.ers so long
The situation at Newport, the second
largest of our Kentucky suburbs, is much
worse relatively than in Cincinnati. The
waters have risen, till out of the 117 squares
in tho town eighty have been overflowed.
over two-thirds of the town , and of the IS,-
D00 inhabitants over 0,000 have boen or are
being afforded relief, mostly food.
When half a city is in such a condition
Ihe scenes of distress may be imagined.
The distress and grief can only be pictured
and hardly described. Looking over the
vast territory now submerged naught but
ruin and desolation can be seen. The ter
rific wind and rain storm last night laid
waste many houses. The streets are now
in many places blocked with houses, sta
bles, porches, etc., making it very difficult
for the relief boats to navigate. A reporter
went through tho flooded districts with a
relief committee, and found people,
actually starving'. As coffee, bread
COMMERCIAL LAW. .
Cvtet Digests of Late Decisions.
Compiled Specially for the Midland Indns
RAILWAY AND PASSENGEK DAMAGES.
Plaintiff purchased at one station oa
the railway a ticket to another station,
the ticket agent assuring her that the
train would stop at that station. Tho
conductor of the train, which was a
through express to a point beyond the
and his wife and other members of his and meet were distributed to th
1 l.T.t ..M? i ii n - I r-nn- -iT.. . 1..1.. jhmI.K .1 !.,. A. 1.
POLITICAL AND PERSONAL.
It was reported that the Khedive had ap
pointed British Admiral Hewett com
mander at Suakim, at the request of the
British Government. .
The recent city election in Salt Lako
City, Utah, resulted in the choice of a son
Df Bishop Sharp for Mayor by a heavy ma
jority. The Mormons carried everything.
A young minister recently eloped
from England with the daughter of a
wealthy subject of the Queen, married
the young lady, came to America and
settled in Austin, Tex. He was pur
sued, however, by a detective put on
his track by the irate father. Recently
the- detective, who had become quite
friendly with the young man, induced
him to go hunting. White absent, the
rather suddenly put in his appearance
and compelled the bride to pack up and
start for England.
At St. Louis, the other clay, the steamer
U. P. Hawday, of the New Orleans Anchor
Line, was burned to the water's edge. Tho
private watchman, Matt Brown, was badly
Mr. Pouter, of the House Committee on
Banking and Currency, recently withdrew
his two per" cent, bill and introduced a new
funding bill, which, among its provisions,
reduces tho tax on tho circulation of Na
tional Banks one-half, and further author
izes the Secretary to purchase nuy class of
bonds payable in the future, instead of
calling bonds now pa3aLle, when by so do
ing he can make it for the advantage of
A recent collision between n passenger
and freight tram at Karisas.IlI., demolished
household were sitting around tho fire at
the time. Hunter had just received a larce
amount of monej. Two brothers named
Moore were arrested.
Mrs. Emma TJhler, made notorious last
year by figuring in a murder case that
made a great sensation, died from morphine
poisoning in a New York hospital the other
TnoMAS Bestos was hanged at Pltu--mine.
La., for the murder of Robert
Delegate Sisghiser, of Idaho, lately
appeared before the Committee on Indian
Affairs of tho House, nnd made an argu
ment looking toward tho ratification of a
treaty made with the Bannock and Shos
hone Indians four years ago, whereby cer
tain of tho lands occupied by them were
to be thrown open to settlement by tho
It was currently reported that tho Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fo Road had pur
chased the California & Southern Railroad,
extending from San Diego to Colton, one
hundred and thirty miles.
The House Committee on Public Lands
recently agreed to report bills declaring
the forfeiture of the land grants of the On
tonagan fc Brule River, Marquette & State
Line, and Marquette, Houghton & Ontona
gon Railroads, the rights of cash and
homestead entries to be protected, the
preference being given to the latter. About
twenty thousand acres are included in the
A FIRE at Sprague, Wash. Ter., recenity
destroyed a bank nnd several stores.
Loss, $30,000. Tho town had a narrow
escape from total destruction owing to the
water supply being frozen.
Three attendants in tho State Lunatic
Asylum at Uiica, N. Y., have been arrested
for causing the death by violence of Evan
D. Hughes, n patient.
The destruction caused by the Ohio
River flood in what is known as Pomeroy
Bend was peculiar- distressing. The bend
is narrow, with bottoms on both sides of
tho river, and contains some twenty coal
mines, eighteen salt works and twelve
towns, aggregating 3J.O00 inhabitants, of
whom ehrht thousand are laborers. Six of
he mines are flooded and will not be
pumped out for six or eight months. Eight
a passenger coach and injured a number of thousand people are idle, and nine thousand
passengers, several it was thought fatally,
TVJssr the Naval Appropriation bit!
was recently being debated in the House.
Mr. Calkins, of Indiana, in the course
of his remarks, said: "There were mill
ions of dollars' worth of American
property on the Pacific Coast, and the
little country of Chili could in three
weeks destroy every dollar's worth ol
it. Chili haci five armored vessels,
while the United States had not a vessel
afloat that could stand before one ol
them ten minutes. It was true that the
United States was not in the presence
of an enemy, but the fact remains that
she pocketed insults, not only from
Chili, but from almost every country on
the face of the globe, because she had
no navv by which she could enforce hei
. It is said that among ail the frauds
discovered in the investigation of the
accounts of Marshals of the United
States in various sections of the coun
try, those pertaining to South Carolina
have attracted the most interest, be
cause of the number of persons in
volved, and because the Department ol
justice has every arrangement for laying
its hands upon the criminals-and bring
ing them to punishment. From report
of special examiners, it appears the ex
tent of jthese frauds is even greatci
than had been generally known. Fraudu
lent mileage had been taxed up, and
fraudulent charges of every possible
description had been made to increase
the fees of the Marshal and his assist
nte acd to defraud the Government,
The river at Cincinnati on the i:i:h had
reached n stage of seventy feet and was
still rising, tho Inchest point reached In
over fifty years.
Simos Howard, a wealthy merchant of
Evansville, Canada, was arrested recently
at Montreal on his bridal tour upon com
plaint of Miss Ann Howard, to whom he
had been engaged since 1S72.
J. L. Wilsos and his invalid wife were
recently murdered by unknown persons
at IVinnetka, near Chicago. . Robbery
i supposed to be the purpose as Wil
son was quite wealthy, and usually kept
large sums of money in his house.
"Owixg to the insufficiency of the water
supply in St. Louis the insurance com
panies have increased tho rates of in
surance risks in that city from ten to two
hundred per cent.
TnE other night masked men visited the
houses of non-union meu in some of the
mining districts' of Pennsylvania, and
warned them not to go to work under pen
alty of being cut to pieces. The warnings
had the desired effect in nearly every in
stance, but some few contiuued work, and
every night since the mysterious band had
paid them visits, until the families became
so terror-stricken that many contemplated
The report of tho Secretary of State was
recently sent to the Senate in regard to the
case of Alexander Trimble, whose extradi
tion was demanded by the Government of
Mexico, but who was discharged by tho
American authorities. The Secre
tary, in his report, held that, accord
ing to his construction of tho laws,
an American citizen cannot legally
be held under the treaty with Mexico for
extradition, but he would inform the offi
cers in Texas that if another arrest is made
and a case of guilt is mado out, the Presi
dent will not, on the ground of citizenship,
interfere with tho orders of surrender, if
such be made, but will require that the ac-! c
cused shall have opportunity of testing the h;
matter in the courts.
Wash-outs caused by the latcj heavy
rains in Texas, did a great amount of dam
age to the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Rail
way, in that State.
At a Fifty-ninth street station of the
homeless. It was estimated that five hun
dred houses had been swept out of the
twelve milesof tho bend. Government re
lief boats were busy dis'ributiiur supplies.
Several weeks since a citizen of Minne
apolis, Minn., named Homerling, bought a
bam and took it home. All of the family
ate of the raw meat. Some days after, Mr.
Homerling, his wife, three children and a
lister of Mrs. Homerling were tak"ii vio
lently ill with 3mptoms of trichinosis.
Mrs. Homerling died in great agon and it
was thought her sister and two of the chil
dren would die.
Isaac Gatewood, a St. Liuis carpenter.
recently killed his wife wkli a club while
both were intoxicated.
E. Laxhbcry & Co.'s box warehouse at
rnuaneipuia was recently burned, in
which was stored twelve or fifteen thous
and barrels of flour.
Dick Craig and Wallace Brockman were
found dead in their room at the Ashland
Hotel, Lexington, Ky., the other morning,
having gone to bed while intoxicated and
it was supposed blew out the gas and suf
focated. At the Phoenix Hotel in the same
city, W. D. Key was found nearly dead
from the samo cause, but was restored to
life with difficulty.
There was a strong array of representa
tives of the steel and iron and iron ore
interests, in the. room of the Committee on
Ways nnd Means the other day, to remon
strate agai nst the proposed change in the
Julius Hick and Charies Hopkins have
been jailed at Greenwood, Ia.,onthecharge
of conspiracy to murder Hon. D. H. Sol
man, a wealthy citizen of Mills County,
nnd his family. Their plans wore over
heard by a young woman, who gave tho
information leading to their arrest.
Both the German Minisiter at Washing
ton and the Secretary of State say they
have no information corroborative of the
cable dispatch from London that Prince
Bismarck had ordered the resolution of
condolence on Herr Lasker's death passed
y the American House of Representatives
returned to this country.
Mrs. Jons. T. Wiggins, an elegantly
dressed and apparently refined lady, re
cently took lodgings at the Osborn House
in Rochester, N. Y., and a few days after
wards shot herself in her room. Domestic
Third Avenue Elevated Railway In New, louble and jealousy caused the a.t
poor sufferers they grabb d at the eatables
in a dazed, hall-fami-jhed manner that was
heartrending to witness. . Twenty houses
were counted turned bottom upward. Tei
thousand peple were given dinner at tho
soup-house to-day. Seven thousand loaves
of bread, 2,000 poundsof meat, l,:v gallons
erf soup and 1,00) gnllons of coffetvere dis
tributed by the relief committees to-dav.
In Covington the situation is not much
worse than yesterday. The town stands
much higher than Newport. About 1,000
people are being fed there.
At Dayton, Ky., by actual count, there
are 315 houses submerged. Taking on an
average seven people to a house, it malces
over 2,000 homeless people.
On the Ohio side. Mill Creek Valley, at
the west end of Cincinnati, presents a
scene of the utmost desolation. Houses
are inundated, somo of them to the second
story, and others submerged; stables and
sheds are overturned; tops or freight cars
protrude from submerged railroad tracks,
and all kinds of rubbish nnd refuse is float
At Lawrenceberg, Ind., over f00 houses
have been swept away and upwards of
,000 people arc homeless. Fears of still
greater damage are not unfounded, as the
banks built to protect the city from an
overflow of the Miami river have been
broken down, and a resistless torrent of
twelve to twenty feet of water is pouring
through the neart of the city.
Louisville, Keb. 14, c p. m.
The river continues to rise. The canal
gauiro registers -forty-six feet; eighteen
inches higher than at any time last j-ear.
The strong wind of last night caused the
waves to do much damage in "the sub
merged district. A great wany houses
have fallen or floated off- The water is
still rising, though the ground is hard
frozen, and this morn in. reached tho cellar
of the Board of Trade building, putting
out the fire in the furnace. There is no
likelihood of any further rain and the
river is expected to bj at a stand by niorn
injj. Inch b inch the wafer has come up at
JetTersonville till nearly ever street has
disappeared. If the water continues to
ri-je at the present rate, by noon Friday
there will not be a dry spo in the town.
Sights are the most appalling and distress
ing. Houses have caved in and hundreds
ot people are huddled together m sorn
buddings. Many remain in second stories,
shivering, suffering from dampness and
cold, and in many cases hunger. The pen
itentiary is still out of water, but a little
more water and the convicts will become
flood sufferers with nowhere to go.
Utica, Ind., is almost out of sight. The
inhabitants Add to the hills for safety.
Clarksville is entirely depopulated.
Evansville, Ind., Feb. 14.
At Shawneetown the water is approach
ing the second story of the R.vnrside Hotel
and steadily swelling. Oilicer.s oJ the last
boat from there "describe it as a scene of
desolation eciual to that of last year. No
houses as yet have been moved from their
foundations, but ns the water swells the
dangerdnceases, and there is great dread
of wind, which would inevitably do grea
damage. One hundred and twenty pen of
corn in the water were counted on the In
diana side in a distance of ten miles below
Henderson. It can not bo roached. This
represents 20,000 bushels, the loss on which
will be at least "0 per cent.
M idisos, Ind., Feb. 14. ,
Tho flood in the Ohio river at this point
will probably reach its height to-morrow
morning, two feet higher than the flood of
last year. "The daniag-j to property in this
city will be greater ttiau last year on ac
count ot the additional height of the water.
Ino.vTON, O., Feb. 14.
Telegraphic communication was re-established
to-day. Three-fourths of the town is
underwater, including the entire business
portion. Tno water is seven feet higher
than in l&ci. Though it has fallen consid
erably, it is still above any known high
water mark. Soup-house are open, but
are inadequate. Thousands are homeless
and penniless. Every door is open, but
there is not enough room. Frame houses
are swept from their foundations and brick
buildings crumbled into the water. At
Hanging Rock but four houses are above
water. Coryville has but two houses above
the uood. starvation stares tuousands in
the face. The iron mills have stopped, and
many employes were destitute before the
Gallipolis, O., Feb. 14.
Tho relief steamers Nora Bell and Mont
gomery returned from a trip down the
rivar. They report the villago of Athalia
almost -satirwly swept away. In Millers
port twenty or thirty houses are gone. At
Proctorsville the water is in the second sto
ries. Ceredo, West Virginia, lost $fX),0JO
worth of lumber.
LAWRENCEnURG, Ind., Feb. It.
A fearful windstorm last night added
further desolation to the place by upturn
ins; more houses. The losses on Drooertv
can be safely placed at not less than
$400,000. Nino inches more would have
flooded tho floor of the highest located
house in the city. The cold weather, though
welcome as stopping the rise, brings much
suffering to the people in cars and other
places not prepared for fires.
Matsville, K.T., Feb. 14.
The winds caused much damage here and
at Aberdeen, Ky., last night by wrecking
houses. The loss by tho flood in this lo
cality cannot be les than'-fl00,000. It is
snowing and freezing. The river rose
five inches last night and came to a stand
this morning. It has since fallen three
inches. Fifteen hundred people aro home-Ihss.
station to which the plaintiff desired
to go, refused to stop at that station,
but carried her through to the terminus,
where she was obliged to procure a car
riage for her destination. Held that the
company was responsible for the mis
take or misdirection of the station-master,
but not for the refusal of the con
ductor, and.that the measure of dam
acres was the sum paid by her to return
from the terminus to the intermediate
station, the value of her time and the
iuconvenieuce she suffered. Marshall
vs. M. P. Ii. K. Co., Supreme Court of
LARCENY AND EMBEZ7.LE3IENT.
The felonious appropriation of goods
bv a servant or agent who has merely
the custody of them, is larceny. Where
he has the" manual possession of the
soods, his felonious appropriation ol
them is embezzlement. Generally,
where the agent has received goods or
money to carry, deliver, control or
manage for his" principal, unless he
narts with the manual possession anil
delivers the property to his principal,
or to another for him, or places it in
pome depository, such as a drawer 01
safe provided for the purpose and to
which the principal or superior aent
ha-" access, or over which they have
control, he can not ba convicted of lar
ceny for felonious appropt iation of the
oods or money. The offense is cm
bo.z!eiuent. Vfarmoth vs. the Com
monwealth, Kentucky Court of Ap
A husband and wife i'o'ntly executed
a will which disposed of property of
which the husband w:is the sole owner.
Upon the death of the husband the
Judge of Probate refused probate of the
will unt'l the death of the wife, as it
was a joint instrument. Nothing
further was donj until nine year- after
the death of the testator. "Held that
the joinder of the wife had no effect up
on the legal force of the will, and all
her acts and declarations were to be re
ga'dedas surplusage. Also l hat be
cause the will was not probated within
three years after the death of the testa
tor, a required by statute, the estate
devised did not descend to the heirs of
the testator. Allen vs. Allen, Supreme
Court of Kansas.
Where certificates of preferred stock
oi a railway company provided among
other things that the preferred stock
was to be and remain a iirst claim up
on the property of the company after its
indebtedness held that tne preferred
stockholders had no claim on the prop
erty superior to that of creditors under
debts contracted by the company sub
sequently to the issue of the preferred
stock, and that their only valid ela m
was one to a priority over the bidders ot
common toelc. "W arren vs. King. Su
preme Court U. S.
rUlNCII'AL AND SUltETV.
A principal who refuses to nay a debt
and who buys the surety's land at sale
under an execution aga'nst both, can
not hold the land as again.-t the surety
and compel the surety to pay the debt
which he himself should havopa'd. In
such a case, as between the principal
and surety, the principal merely pays
his debt to the amount of his bid ami
equity requires that the surely shall
hold "the land unclouded I y such a pur
chase. Padgett vs. Fleener, Supreme
Court of Indiana.
CLEKK OIJ AGENT AS IUKTNEK.
Where a clerk or agent is by agree
ment to receive a tixed port:on "of prof
its as compensation for his time or la
bor, he does so as clerk or agent and
not as partner. Hut where one ad
vances money under an agreement that
the principal w to be refunded, but for
compensation he is to share in the net
prolits of the adventure, this makes
him a partner, for he shares in the prof
its as a principal and not a clerk or
agent. Cathran vs. .Mamiaduke, Su
preme Court of lexas.
ERKOK IN BILL OF LAD1NC.
A consignee of jroods who advances
-on the faith of a bill of lading and in
surance certificate attached, can re
cover from the shipper an amount suf
ficient to reimburse him for the ad
vance, if there should be an error in the
bill of lading and insurance certificate
by which the insurance could not b
recovered for goods in transit. -Kufeke
vs. Kehlor et al., U. S. Circuit Court.
PERSONAL ASD IITERAUr.
Mrs. Tennyson writes and sIts
her husband's letters.
The salary of Robert IIa-r"; a- P
ident ol the Northern Panr K,
Si'0,000 per annum. Vh"ittt T
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holm . c
diets the cable story that i.ei r ,
Knrrbir.cl fn !iftnr ntiil c-n -1 ""
J- ---- ...... K. Iff J.
to pass me remainder ot in?, u ,
own country and by hi own i.n
Jud-re Tourjree savs in .
lecture that there aretfl.ooo n t
to publish the news of t!u !. ,
there are u-"0, 000 reporters ir th c u
try alone watching tiie world to u .,
Xot one of the six Congn sn
from talitornia wa born in tha M;ii
Tully is a native of Tennessee. (5 la - '.
of Mississippi, licnley, ot Indian. U .
crans, of Ohio, lludd. of Wistri l, r v
Sumner, of Massachusetts.
Chief-Engineer George W. y '
has received a letter from the Go--,
of Irkoutsk, couched in the m fr. .
Iy terms. It says that the C a-1 a, i
warded all those who aid-d Mr. M
aim im- oint-i sunnuisoi iiH-,jea:uu;t
J. M. Hill, the theatrical mana.?:
is said to be so lucky that if l.e utri-c
leave his lippers at a bote! t!.e; i "
be forwarded to him to the i, -t t wi
wi.h a half-dozen pairs of silk .0 v.
in them. The only tini- he is r f
down he is said to have pu ked ' n
diamond pin. X. Y. tfruj-In . i
Horatio King, though now :n "
iiiuu, i miii ii;iil- aim imam: I. hjj
as bright, his step as linn and 1. h?
as young as when he sat in Ihi I a
Cabinet as Postmaster-General M
King enjoys the distinction of h .-
entered the Post-olltce Depart!'
a clerk and working his wa u t j '.
top. Chicago Trillion.
Mr. Joseph Hay. on of Him -v
most venerated citizens leIeb'-.l, d V
cently the ninet3-fourt!i annlu-r-'irv !
his birth, in the house which iu-1 ;. 3
1821, and where he has livid d.r
nixty-threo years. He was a ni-nf a - ".
Boston's Common Council in 1 : . :.r.t
he has missed voting at onlv two .
tions in seventy years. Uolm II r 'I
N. J. Morton, of thel'ooton f-
who lost his life in the Cit of ( olur
bus disaster, w:is one of the brij-h :
journalists in New England. I le u ..- -his
way to Florida to spend -i'. :.d
months to avoid tiie dreadful d:i .
consumption, the symptoms of s' . t
had begun to appear. Some of t'
articles in the tVfoiV in the last
years emanated from his brain. '
yo Inter Ocean.
The burglar's pride- If thevHVt
incvcouiu nor, nave opened ihev n
The difference between a p"i :t
non-tip-overable spittoon and at. f.-
NOTE AS COLLATERAL.
Where one has pledged notes as col
lateral security, he lias no right hi
them without showing that he has per
formed the engagement wnieh the were
pledged to secure. The holder of a
note deposited a- collateral is not hound
lo sue when it appears that the makers
died insolvent before maturity. Smith
vs. Felton, Supreme Court of Indiana.
ARBITRATION AND AAVAKD.
An award made by arbitrators had
appended to it the following: -We
agree to correct any error that mav be
discovered in th:s settlement. Held
that this statement was in effect a reser
vation of judicial authoritv to be exer
cised thereafter by the arbitrators and
that this rendered the award a nullitv.
Hooker vs. Williamson, Sti rcrne
Court of Texas.
itorial is said to be in the fact tl.
one win ngnt irseii wane tin c iii
'-When a man gets a ?t't -Ii l re
side while at c hurefi he i apt to I
the thread of tho dis ours.' ()i
course: and when he get I.etuui d iu
rood. Yonkcrs Statesman. - i
"Fred, why do you call niooir
duckie darling? Is it beeau-e I t!.jic 1
infn rni- nUtirkr c 4.-11 .! n Ii 0"'
'Hardly that, my dear! It's be -iii-e.
as a rule, you rarely advance tou.ird
me but you are holding out a big I .Ii."
"Is that little man married " .t-R.
Witherspoon, looking at a H e foo' tw
man helping a lndv upon the iar-.
"Yes. WhvV' "I shouldn't thin ,t
was consistent for a .hort fellow Ike
him to enter tiie bonds of high-men."
N. Y. Matt.
A man who comes round even few
minutes begging for a match is ratr.er a
nuisance, but when he li !es into 1
crowd and asks: "Is there anv lunn
here who is mean enough to ref'.- u.
give me a match?" there is norhii z t
do but to hand one over at once. x.s
Not a Subject:
" Jlakc me a pun." aid a merrv Rin;
To a iollv lokt'r ut hi- s:"ilf-
" Tucn jnve me a sutj.- t - anvrhliij-"
The iiuinrent tiiin-tfriiiiickl i-imi'm. -
" Make it on me. then." chuckh .1 t'ie K r?
A he pently stroked hi robe of f.r
" I couM make one that Mid e won u t r.Lp,
Hut the Kins is not a subject, s.r."
In July and August last year (wb
United States Senator consumed a ton
and a half of ice. Altogether "JO' .
pounds were used up. When t!ie u
polar expedition is oiganizetl, the en w
should be drafted 1mm tln IVtp.
States Senate. It would not nnh- s.ive I
the country a handsome Mim of iiiolcv.
but we should very soon have an open
polar sen. Boston Transcript.
A Modest Little Girl:- "Mamma."
asked a little girl, " does the sun o i
bed when it sets in the eveninjr? "
absent-mindedlv repl ed
" What make every TLI-w
so red? Does it blush because it'has to
go to bed right out where every' lv
can ee it?'' " I shouldn't be .urpn-e !,
ray dear." " Well," continued tl e lit
tle girl, thoughtfully, " if I were in the
sun's place 1 would" cover myself up
with the clouds." Detroit Butt.
Where a person largely indebted and
in very embarrassed circumstances
makes a voluntary deed to his wife, the
deed will be held constructivelv fraud-
"""i " 3v;u n case it is not neces
sary to prove that au actual fraud was
intended. Bonhannon vs. Combs, bu
preme Court of Missouri.
When the magnitude of purchases
of stock made by a broker is out of all
proportion to the monev advanced bv
the principal to pav the'refor, the trans
action is stamped with the character
of a gambling enterprise, and the law
will not enforce pavmeat. Patter-on's
Mipi-ai, supreme louit of Pennsvlva
"I thought I would take a run up and
see if you didn't want to buy a sewing
machine," said the agent "to Farmer
"I don't know as I do." replied the
farmer: "I've got most of my spr.ng
"OWinn- ilono " " i.
U"tit won't you need it for sewing irr
"Look here, young feller, we don't
sow in the summer. We cuts, an1
gethers, an' binds."
"Oh. well, this machine jfathcr? and
"Mcbbo you'll be telling me next
that your maclrine will haul in th
crap an' put it in the barn. Don t come
around here with any of your .big
"Don't be raffled, nry dear sir; I think
you do not understand" me. I mean a
machine to sew cloth, not rrairi."
f- . c ...
kind, for u you it kept en telling me
about your wonderful ma bine fee
plantiu' an' reapin, you'd got me a rip-
oin' and learin' 'til I'd lm.sti vuil'"
tosewciotn, not gram,
l! j'oti do. do you? Thenyoud4
i talk to the"wimmin. It's s
ir ou didn't mean the othcrW
I Texas Sijt ngs.
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