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EUGENE CITY GUARD
LATEST NEWS SU3MAUY.
BY TKLI.UBAPII TO DATE.
A. f. Mitchell, a prominent journalist
lieu ftl 1101 I-pring", ArKausas, rciiruaiy
A fatal distemper has broken out among
the horses in IseW orn cnyatiuis epi
W.I), Howills, editor of the AUuntio
monthly Id to be appointed minister to mo
The Importation Into Frame ofsallod
pork, bacon and hams from lint United
Hates IS prohibited,
The total deposit for the reduction of
national bank now circulation in ocw
York alono amount to over $1 1,000,000.
The Wist Viririnia iituto cnato voted
down a constitutional amendment pro
hibiting the Halo of Intoxicating liquors,
A caboose and fruitrht 'rain on the Wn
bash iumned tlio track and took fire. V.
Knell, a passenger, wits killed, and two
others hurt nightly.
In Benton county, Arkansas, C. D. Oun
tcr. brother of the conirressinaii, ahot and
killed L. Ji. (In in Me. 'J'he quarrel aroHe
over trio postollice.
The municipally of Marseilles, by a
vote rf 3.5 tol, annulled a decision to grant
a Hi to lor tlio erection of a statue to Thiers,
on the ground that he was an enemy to
A jury, Inquiring Into the causo of tho
falling ofth New York Central depot,
leport that they could notstute the cause,
except Hint tho iron rods parted and let
the roof descend. The verdict la consid
. A medical and sanilury exhibition w'll
be held ill London on the occasion of tho
meeting of tho international medical con
gress from July Kith to August 13th. Ap
plicationa from America fur space wjjl be
received until April lbili.
In a vote in tho lower hotino of congress
on the Fitz-Johii l'orter case the follow
ing Democrats voted with the Republi
cans in tho negative: lilofint, lioiick, J'av
idson, (S.C.,) Dunn, Felton, Mills, Me
pbuns, Btevenson and Whithorn,
Secretary Goff tells his friends that lie
lias not been asked to remain In tho next
cabinet, and ho does not expect to bo re
tallied, lie says that he Would not con
tinue in his present position if invited,
but would accept the Attorney General
ship. A membership In the New York stock
exchange raid the other day fur f'll.OOO
and tho buyer has to pay in addition
$1000 to the stock exchange, There are
eleven hundred memberships, and at $'11,
000 each the present value of total mem
bershiiis is &il,100,000. Five yr-urs ago it
was dilllcult to Bell a metuberidiip for
In the Kalloch case the prosecution in
troduced witnesses to provo the pistol
produced In court to bo the one Kalloch
shot DeYoting with. A new witness,
Gibson by name, testified that ho saw
Kalloch shoot at Do Young, lie was look
ins In a window at tho time, but could
only swear to live shot. Tho prosecution
will probably close to-morrow.
The New York Times of Feb. 17lh snvs:
Tho Jersey Central change noticed to-day
It for the purposo of providing an eastern
outlet for tlould's WabaHli-l'acitlcsysteni.
This couneci ion will givo (iould control
oftlioroid business and furnish bint a
transatlantic system of roads having two
termini in this city Independent of tho
New York Central and hrio. The lotnl
debt and stock of the New Jersey Central
Is $-"8,ooo,ooo. The cost of the road wan
It Is raid that Senator F.aton, chairman
of the foreign relations committee, who
ha the Chinese treaties in charge, intends
to keep them back till after the 4th of
March. There is a great deal of disap
pointment about tho language of the em
igration dance, and it is not believed that
there will be time for its proper discussion
Ibis session. No audi understanding win
reached or even bro'tched in committeo
when the treaties were under considera
tion. Stocks were very weak on tho oponing
of the market In New York on the 1'lth,
but stringency in tho money market was
the main cause of weakness and on the
announcement that the secretary of the
treasury would immediately redeem on
presentation there of $2..(klO1tiO0 bonds
included in the 101st call Issued, money
speculation assumed an extremely buoy
ant tone and a brisk purshsslng move
ment was inaugurated, which resulted in
a rapid advance, ranging from about 1 to
tl per cent., Hannibal and St, Joe leading
The New York Tribune ss: The work
of tunneling under the Hudson river is
Itolng on satisfactorily. Iwo hundred
men are employed by the company. Tho
completed portion of the tunnel advances
tlve feet every day toward the New York
shore. The whole distance completed
thus far is 2t0 feet from the shaft The
superintendent says that on the New
York side Ihetomiuiiiy is getting ready'
to begin woik at the foot of Morton street.
A caisson Is building and we shsll soon
bo working at both ends. The whole dis
tance is MOO feet. If we advance at the
rate of live feet at each end every 2t
hours, it will lake something like lfi
months to Complete the work.
Chicago dispatch of Feb. 17th. Three
celestials, desirous of becoming bona tide
American ciiUcna, yesterday applied to
John rUeohens, clerk of the criminal
court, for naturalisations papers. "Wong
Ching Foo, a nsturulixed Chinaman, acted
us interpreter aud explained the case fully.
Moy Hong Kee, one ofthe trio, had only
been in the country a few months, and
Hiade application for and was given his
first papers. Ho placed upon the docket
a pen soil ink skyrocket as his signature,
mid Hiid thata man well versed in the
Chinese language would call it Moy Hong
Kee. Mev Kee and Moy Sam, the other
Iwo, ha co been in the country ten vears,
having come when but lti yeary old, and
if ever entitled to full naturalization, pa
lter they should now, but Judge Moran
after examination of the applicants, took
the matter under advisement. A Judge
of the circuit court of S m Francisco slid
a iudge in New York, have decided that
Chinamen cannot become full cititeusof
the Uuited States. The question hat
never come before the supreme court and
it it one of the unsettled questions in the
great Chinese question. Judge Moran
did not care to ezpreM an opiuion ujsn
what other judges had disagreed ijn,
Without careful consideration of the
whole subject. He was not sure, more
over, but that the provisions ofthe new
Chinese treaty would prevent the con
summation of Mongolian cititenship.
Xnrthern Psclflc stock in New York
was run op rapidly on tho announcement
that parties In the interest of the O. It. &
H. Uo.f were buying bcuuwu'"" micur,
which also caused a sharp rise in Oregon
Upon good authority, though not yet
ofllcially, is stated thatSecretarySheriiian
Intends to pay outthe five millions alreudy
received from the banks for retiring cir
culation and a wlilcli comes in irora
tliHtsourcolnthe purchase of bonds.
Tho decision In tlio Cannon-Campbell
iniinilumiiH case was rendered by Aso
ciate Justice Twiss, who decides that tho
court has no lurisdietion over tlio gover
nor. Notice of appeal has been given by
Kinslinoxisbrevali'iit at the Hawaiian
Islands, mid vessels from that quarter uro
rigidly examined. One very light case of
Varioloid was Kilinu on one snip arriving
at San Francisco which will cause her
detention in quarantine for a few days.
Tho Tribune savs: Fernando Wood
left his lariro nroneriy to his eleven sur-
viving children. Ho was married three
times but had no children by his first
wife. Tho house ami grounds surround'
ing it, occupied by Wood when In the city,
are worth over f.iw.uiju, ami no was pos
sessed of a great deal id valuable real es
tate in other barts of tlio city, which he
saved with dillliulty from the panic of
The New York Commercial sys: While
it IsL'ctierallv admitted that Gould has
taken hold of the Central Railroad of Now
Jersey for an outlet for bis Hoiith-western
system or railways, all or which no men
itates nresentlv consolidating the Mis
souri. Kansas and Texas, St. Imis and
Iron Mountaiii.uiid Texas Pacific, his new
move Is regurdod as nothing more nor less
than ultimate possession ofthe Southern
Pacific road as soon ns It touches the
Texas Pacific road at F.I Paso, which it
will do in little over a year.
"Senator Slutor hai introduced amend
ments to ihu river and harbor bill, pro
posing to increase the house appropria
tions in follows: 1-or the canal at tlio
Cascades of the Columbia river, from $100,.
000 to $300,000; for the Lower Willamettee
and Columbia, from S1.,o:kj to ti,ouu lor
Yaiuina bay, from $10,000 to $25,000, and
new items as follows: For Coos bay. S-10,-
000; forCoquillo river, $100,000; for pro
tection ofthe beach ht Point Adams at
mouth ofthe Columbia. ?20,000.
Senator F.aton. chairman ofthe foreign
relations committee, emphatically denies
the published statement that he has con
cluded not to call up the Chinese treaties
for action by the senate this ic-s.on. Mo
sayi, on the contrary, that he is coiilldent
that they will he ralilled within the next
ten davs. Commissioner John F. Swift
bus arrived in Washington. The iniiiii
object of his visit is lo promote the rat ill
cation of the treaties, and with thtsohject
in view he spent some time on the floor
ofthe ronnto during to-night's session,
converging with various senators.
The death of Senator Carpenter will
mako it impossible for the republicans to
control tho organization of tho next sen
ate immediately upon its assembling, even
if .Mahono or David 1'avis vote with them,
for the Wisconsin legislature cannot con
stitutionally (111 the vacancy, prior to the
second Tuesday alter receiving notice
from the governor of itsexistence. Hence
no election can take place before March
8th, and it will probably be delayed be
yond that date as a number of powerful
competitors for the succession aro already
In the fluid. Philetus Sawyer who h.is
been elected to succeed Senator Angus
Cameron, from eastern Wisconsin, and the
western portion of the state, will now
claim the right to furnish a succssor to
Carpenter. Among the most prominent
candidates are Ex-Kunator Hone, lloss
Keyes, Governor Pound and possibly
Senator Cameron, whose present term
expires on the 4th prox.
At tlio instance of Senator Farley, the
senate committee on commerce, of which
he is a member, hasagreed to recommend
t hut California items in the river and
harbor bill bo increased as follows: For
the improvement of Sacramento river,
from $;!0,(HM), us proposed by the house of
representatives, to $00,000; for San Joa
quin river, from $'.ti,oiK) to$:!0,000,tho ad
ditional amount to be expended in tho
impiovement of Mormon slough; for Wil
mington harbor, from SIL',(H)0 to :':i,000,
and to itsert an entirely new Item of $ 10,.
000 for the improvcinoiitol Humboldt har
bor, for which purpose tho house refused
to appropriate anything. These amend
ments, ifi-atlflod by the senate and finally
concuried in by the house will add $!0,oob
to the total now provided by the house
bill for California, which is $i:t0,0iK. Far
ley hits also obtained tho approval of tho
senate committee for Slitter's amendment
to insert an appropriation of $2i,0lK) lor
tho improvement of Coos bay, Ogn.
The New York Tiibuue says: Kvidently
the Canadians do not expect the l'acilic
Hailroad to draw any trade from our w est
ern states uud territories. The charter
their parliament has given to the new
syndicate prohibits the construction of
any branches of the line within filteeu
miles ofthe American border, instead of
reaching out for our trade. Thev are
afraid tiiat our railroads will grasp a por
tion of that yet to-be developed in their
own northwestern provinces, and divert
It from Montreal and Quebec. Tho Cana
dian enterprise, although a highly impor
tant one in its hearing on the settlement
of Manitoba and Uritish Columbia, on tho
problem of dominion in tho future will
not be likely to exercise any appreciable
effects on currents of transcontinental
trade in this country. We shall have
three l'acillc roads in operation before the
Canadian line is built. They will sll 'be
competitors for the China, Japan and Aus
tralian trade, and each will possess a de
cided advantage in the matter of distance
from ocean to ocean over the far northern
rival, to say nothing ofthe better climate
for winter operations.
French, government auditor of rail
road accounts, has received from an un
known person a copy of a circunir dated
New York, Feb. 17th, and Issued by Fisk
& Hatch, in which the auditor is charged
with unfairness in preparing statements
on w hich the attorney general based his
recent action against the Ceuirul l'acitic
Railroad Company. French asserts that
this circular contains such comments and
rejections ou b'ln that, in hi judgement,
it may require for his vindication publi
cation of a full statement of the whole
matter at issue beUceu him and the
Central Pacific Caiupany, winch would
Include alt correspondence ami o'.ilciai
argument necessary to complete the un
derstanding of the position li has taken.
The auditor says that he hopes, however,
to avoid tlio necessity or any sucu state
ment by obtaining speedy 'and- requisite
legislation to secure such paytneuts to the
government by the company as was iu
tended by Die Thurtnau act He also
sayi that fear of delay in settlemen ofthe
pending action against the present Cen
tral Pacitie Company hat compelled him
to go to congresa for remedial Initiation'
Tho Tribune hat Interviewed a gentle
man from J runsvsai no y nmi ii
r..,.Min .riiin iiiii-i-ia of the Boers is th
they are the best marksmen in ihewor
from long practice. Their campaigns have
been conducted too. with great wbsd
The democratic party In Jlrooklyn
now decidedly disrujjUdand ex-Congro
r.n ti..,i.iu k'li.Mdln. editor of t
111... . I. ---'
lirooklyn Fugle, says the cause of the
break IS the determination ui a iarg
number of democrats not to submit a
loneer to the rule or the Joss.
chances of repairing it turns upon our
ability todlsintcgrate the Influences wh:cli
made the J loss a possibility and the loss
Hi time a very insoieiu autocrat.
I'lXA.NCIAL AJD COMMERCIAL.
PoiiTiAin, February 2(1. IsSI
LXil tvai'.vra in Portlsiel, buying, wr, ami
sollmz at pur.
Hilvur com in rurtlimj l.iiu qiiU) at I er
cnl. il.auxiul to par.
Coin cxeliungo uu New Yurk, 1 Jut rent, pre
Coin exchange on San Franciirn, jmr lo 1 )r
out. nrerii urn.
Telrgrapliie lraiitfe;s oil ' Yurk, 1 K-rceiit.
Iloitii l'olure market.
The following qntatiuua rVprrvut the wlmle-
bili- r:i'.i- Iniin iinxlucrrn or In -I limela:
FLOL'Il fitaiKlanl LranU H IMfl 2i; lt
i-ountrr biuiuH, f-if'.l supi'rliiie
WOOI, Valley 23ra27ic l-jflern Orognn 1(23
WilKAT v liicliuw, 1 ZM,1
HAY Timothy baled, buying at ?lrf 18 pi-r
rOTAT'K3-7ir.t foe. imr ctl.
MII)l)hlMiS .Of't.j-.'.'i: lmrUi $S; rltupfucd
IHr..Jiii flue tiieJ fl bin.
EI1AX .lubliineat -r Mn, SllfaSlS.
OA'IH Fml, tl Lirijl 30 K.r iruUil: f.td
i lOKl 20.
IIAC'OX SkIh, l ie; liann, Oregon 8 C I2(u,
l ie; KnuUrn, l ll.ric; nliuulili-rH, lOf'j, 1 2c
I,AItl In k-g, 13 ; in tint, l.'tc
llL'TTEll We quoUi choice dairy at 30a.'!.')
gocsl inwii mii, ii,w onliiiary, iny
.', whether brine rir roll,
Dr.IKU Flit: ITS Ai.lin. ,un dri.-I. HaOcj
inuiliiiiu dried, 12je. Pcnm, mm-liino ilricd,
llallfe. I lutim, iniu-lnue ilruil, l-Un lbe.
Applei, market ovemMeked, at -iu'iio n'r
F;;s--lit., M-r dox
I'Ol'hTltY linn and rootU-m. ?L'Sa..'il Tur-ki-v
l liililc wr jiiind. (inup, rdoi.
rilKl-AK Oregiin, l.riir.c; I'ulil'oriiia, lflc.
Jloiirt preiwil.flfalllc; on foot, 4'iliOe.
1IKKF Live weight, .'le, gneii 'l('i,ir, ht fi,"
811 KK1' Live weight, 21egns.
T LI.O W tjniitiible t file.
II IIiKS The murket is linn at lftc for flrt-i laai
dry; 7(". for grwn; culli, oue-liiml oil'.
KH'K Murket ipioted at China, iul)i ; Sand
wich Uhii'l, sr.. II.
COFFKli IWa llicu, 17(.i.-0c; Java, 2Sa:i;ie;
TEAS Wo (iiul Junn in la'picnsl bexea 50
7.K! i pnsr, 3447 J.
Bb'CAIW-Saiidwich Island, I0M lie: (iolden C,
hi hliis, lie; hi hhlOlk ; I rushed hlil.i. J 1 c,
hf bbla, I2c I'lilvoiiiuilbbli, 12c. lif Tibia,
13!c: liraniiliiUil M.Ik, I lie, hf bbU 12)c.
fUUIINi:.S-Jr boxes, $ 7 J i lif boxes 2 J i.
YKAST l'dWPKU Doniu'lly, IH gross.
W1NKH While, Hr dos in euse, $.1 'iM; jwr
gal, 71k! lo fl 50; Sonoma, x-r ibj iu cum-s,
$3 60 to W; per gal, Alio to $1 fill
Claret California H-rgul, $1 lo $1 25; im
ported per gal, $1 50 M $12.
Sherry ('ftla wr gal, iKIlo $ll fiO; Pmn
inh$.'l Mill; smorhsl bnunli, $12 to 1M;
lmmrted kt gal, 2 50 to $7.
Tort Various braiwU in r csks, ?2 50 to $j ;
fl 50 to $2; iniinrksl, 3 to $7.
8rillITS Kino old frcmicsnr llnindy in qr cka
anil octaves, j 0(1 lo i bl) per gal; imiii
villo'a Irish Whisky in ciwii jx-r dot, $12;
Jinnea Stewart A t'o.'s SmIcIi Whisky in cr
cka and octaves, (I; llcnne.-wy llnindy in
rase, per dot, very lino 1 (ar $t(i, 2 star,
$17 50, !l star $1 : llollaini Uin, largo cases,
$IHU)$'2U; Old TomCiii iiiraws, j-12; live
Whisky, T Rid, $2 fiOtof i; Ilourbon, ht
gill, $2 5U to $5 i A Cutter, $3 2a to $3 50 ;
O K Cutter, $1 50 to $5.
OILS Ordinary brands of coal, 30c, high grades;
IHiwuer Ji I.e., 37Jn loo ; uoiIimI hnnenl, M;
raw linsoed, tl.V-; pureliml,$lal 10; castor,
$1 60o$t tlOi tiirH-iitiiio.
Hiigcct and Ills Cro-s.
Alianct was ncrooulily surprised to
hear that ho was raised to the (I rand
Cross of tho Legion of Honor, a distinc
tion rarely conferred on literary men
who aro not great public functionaries.
Theirs roso to the (hand Cross on being
named Chief of tho Exeoutivo Tower,
and Orevy ascended to it per saltum the
lay on which ho replaced JMac.ualion at
the Presidency. Ho was uudecoratcd up
to that great turning point iu his life.
Theirs was made a uraiul Ulhccr by
Louis rhilippo, but never wore his
decoration, unless at ollicial dinners. M.
Diu-theleuiY St. llilaire has a right to
wear tho "knot of red ribbon dear to
French, but prefers keeping it in a
drawer. Ho was decorated tor the civic
courage he displayed in a tovolution iu
which ho and llrevy lought side by side.
(lambettii will probably remain uu
decoratcd until ho succeeds llrevy rive
years hence. Tho now Uraud Cross is a
tougu olil man, going on towani ninety,
lie is erect and active, and never misses
a sitting at tho Academy. Latterly his
eyebrows have growu bushy to a pho-
notucmu degree, liver tlio aMeut touth
eru eyes, tho brightness of which time
has not dimmed, tliey appear Jiko a
Mignet rarely uses a hackuey coach:
he walks a great deal, and when ho has a
long distance to go ho rides in an oniui
bus. Ho resides in tho house of Mnio.
Thiers, in the lino d'Anmale, on tho first
lloor, and bus leen there almost since it
was built nearly forty years ago. Sho,
for his convenience, opoaod a sheltered
possago between it and the garden of her
own residence, so that he could ruu in to
iteieuner and dinner without discomfort.
Mignet is one of Mine. Thiers' executors.
During her last illuess his ncphcw.whom
he brought np, was in constant attend
ance on her as a doctor. The new Grand
Cross belongs to a set of men who never
smoked and whose intellectual faculties
were vigorous to tho last to-wit.Ouir.ot,
Thiers, Dufiiuro, lo Kemusat, llanltier
de liumillv, Cousin and ltarthelemv !St.
llilaire. Mignet is old enough to re
member the murder cf General ltrun by
alioyolist mob at Avignon, where ho
went 'to school. Tall Mall Gazette.
It was up at Melrose, in Grnudy
conuty. She was a farmer s daughter.
She hud said "yes" to a nice young man
who worked on a neighbor's farm, and
the day was set. Just before it came sho
loaned him (0 to buy some fixings with.
Two days after her father met the roung
man in town and loaned him 8 with
which to get a marriage license, lie got
the ljcense, bnt he pat another girl's
name in it ami went oil and married her
on the day he agreed to marry the girl
who loaned him
Tie RotbtcliUa and London Koclctj.
London society, says tho KiMtcktor,
admires wealth so much that it is rapidly
raising the llothschilds to a position in
termediate between that of English no
bles and royal princes. Their move
ment'!, festivities and marriages are
chronicled in tho nowspais-rs like thoso
of tho most important porsouages in
Europo. The marriage, for iustauco, of
Uaron Leoiiold to MUo. l'erngia at the
synagogue in Great Portland street, was
recorded with ajl tho particularity of a
roval wodding, and was attended by tho
Priuce of Wales and Lord lieocoustiold,
in spite of the snowdrifts. Tho festiv
ities wero of tho "Arabian Nights' "
kind, a great llorest, for example, refus
ing to sell for a woek.that his hot-houses
might be full for the wedding, and tho
list of presents boing apparently written
by tho author of "Endyniion." There
were no "ropes of pearls," and indeed,
no gift marked by originality, but thero
was a sliopful of diamonds and gold and
Tlio llothschilds aro probably proud
of all this, but they should read" tho his
tory of tiio l''uggcrs, who preceded them
ai the greut loan-mongers of Europo,
and who became, under Charles V, sov
ereign princes, as, though mediatized,
they Btill are. That is the "topmost
brick of the chimney," and it is not
gained yet. Could they not buy ont tho
Grimaldis or tiio Lichtcnhtoins?
A London correspondent sends Uio
following additional account of tho ro
cent Kothschild-Perugia wedding: "Tho
father of tho bridegroom laid the founda
tion stoiio of tho Central synagogue, in
170, mid it certainly presented a very
line appearance when decorated for tho
uiarriugo of his son. Exquisite flowers
and plants adorned the entrance and tho
steps leading to tho ark of the sanctuary,
a carved oaken cabinet, wherein aro de
posited tho sermons of tho law, and be
fore which a lamp burns perpetually.
1'ulnis, azaleas, lilies, ferns, and camclius
made a bowor for tho happy couple, and
tho dresses of tho ladies occupying tho
area and galleries complotcd a charming
picture of color and form, set off to the
best advantage by tlio gold and neutral
tint of tho walls of tho building. Be
tween the nrk and reading desk roso tho
cliupa or canopy representing tho cham
ber of the bridegroom, beneath which
the pair stand while the ceremony is per
formed. Tho prince of Wait s was the chief
spectator of tho marriage, und was seated
ntar tho cauopy, on tho side of the brido.
Almost all tho leading members of Lon
don society and a largo contingent of the
diplomatic world wero prcseut. Mllo.
Perugia woro a magnificent gown of
white satin, trimmed with old Mechlin
lace, forming a beautifully arrayed knot
iu front; train of tho same. Tho dress
was trimmed in front w ilh little sprigs of
orango blossom, sent from tho south of
1; ranee, and from a small wreath of tho
sumo hung a long veil of whito tulle. In
her hand was a small botniuot of rare
white llowers. Sho woro no jewels of
any kind. Tho diridogroom had on his
shoulders a silken scarf, with interwoven
th roads of blue, marked with his initial
in gold, and tinited.by a truo lover's knot.
This was tho tailith, or scarf of prayer,
tho invariable gift of a Jewish brnlo to
her ihuice. Duriug tho ceremonies a
wineglass was placed ' on tho ground,
which tho bridegroom shattered with his
heel symbol that even in tho hour
for which his heart had longod, some evil
fato might shatter his happiness as ho
shatters the vessel. Tho wedding break
fast was given at tho houso of Mr. and
Mrs Arthur Sassoou. Lord licauonslield
toasted tho Priuco of Wales, and tho
Prince remarked that ho was deeply
touched by tho excessively kind words
iu which his health had been proposed
by his noblo friend, Lord Boaconslleld.
The Sultan and Ilohart rash a.
Tho promotion of Ilohart Pasha is an
illustration of tho curious manner in
which rank is obtained and appointment
niiido in this country. , About a week ago
a largo iron-clad frigate, called tho Os
nianioh, was dispatched from Constanti
nople to carry troops from Smyrna to
olo. She was hurried oil, it is said, in
n very ill-prepared state, and against the
captain's protest. At the entruiico to tho
Dardanelles, however, sho took the
ground ou tho Diana bank, opposite Gal-
lipoli, a nasty Hat shoal very imperfectly
marked, which has brought up more
than ono British steamer within tho last
two years. Tho stranding of tho iron
clad was communicated to the Palace ou
Thursday night, tho accident having
occurred iu the morning, and his
mnieNty nt oneo sent off a special
aid-do'-eaiup to Ilohart, with orders
to leavo with assistance as soon as
possible and get tho vessel afloat again.
The dispatch vessel, with Ilohart on
board, was just about to leavo when nn-
other telegram arrived to inform the Sul
tan that the Usmanieh had got off. Ilo
hart, presenting himself at tho palace,
later in tho day, was closely questioned
as to the condition in which the ship had
been sent to sea, and tho general state of
tho navy. The account not being so sat
isfactory ns tho Pudishah could desire,
uud Hoburt complaining of his wont of
itilluence at tho Admiralty, His Majesty
suddenly declared: "You aro a Mu.shir,
aud I hopo that tho positiou you will
henceforth nil will enable the navy to
profit by your great experience."
It was thought at nrst that the bnltan
would have made Hobart either Minister
of Marine, or placed him by the side cf a
Civilian Minister with tho rank of Com
mander iu Chief; but tho influences ad
verse to foreigners iu Turkey proved too
strong iu the end, and Hassan Pacha,
tho astute President of the Council un
der Kat-siui's administration, was ad
vanced to tho head of the navy. The
rank of Mushir is very high in Turkey;
it is tho Puclialik of three tails, as it was
called, when those peculiar insignia
were carried before pachas to denote their
respective grades, aud has never before
boeu conferred upon a foreigner but in
one instance, that of Sir William Fen-
wick Williams, of Kars. Iu his case it
was, however, a mere honorary distinc
tion, whilst iu Hobart s it is a substan
tive affair, carrvmg with It a large acces
sion of iucome in the way of rations. It
is generally thought that in tho event of
war Hobart will bo offored a high com
mand. Manchester Guardian.
A young maa who went up to tho rich
"diggings" in Trinity couuty to try to
make a "raise," wrote to his father re
cently that he would letve for home as
soon as he could borrow a pair of pants,
vest and a necktie; he sUll has hut aat.
A JRob.Ie Terrapin Farm.
A few days ago au article clipped from
aWashington paper appoared in the lleg
later, giving a descri.tim of Senator
Dennis's terrapin farm in Maryland. As
we have something of the sort to boast
of in the neighborhood of Mobile, it may
not bo amiss to give our readers a de
scription of Mr. Mulford Dorlou s great
terrapin farm at Cedar Point. Ibis pro
jection of land is on the western shore of
Mobile bav, about thirty miles below
this city, aud inhabited principally by
oyster mou who reap golden harvests
from the many beds which furnish near
ly every oyster brought to tho port of
Mobile. M. Dorlon, who keeps a storo
at this point, has about three acres fenc
ed in with strong pilings. Leading to
this inclosure are two canuls, ono on the
bay side and tho other on tho gulf side,
which supply with salt water a number
of ditches ton feet wido and a hundred
feet long. Tho sand acenmu luting from
the excavations of theso ditches is thrown
on cacn side, and used by tho terrapins
to sun themselves and lay their eggs in,
which, if counted, would go up in the
millions, and can be ruked up by thebunh
el. In tho Winter season the terrapins re
main imbedded in the mud of the ditches,
whero they stay until spring
time, never touching a morsel of
food. A system of sluices enables Mr.
Dorlon to keep the ditches full of salt
water, or drain them at pleasure, and ho
is not at all dependent on tho tide for
Tho number of terrapins on tho farm,
as far as can bo ascertained und by the
closest calculation, is between 20,000 and
a."),000, and in the course of tho next
three or four years will be something
hard to caculato. About May 1st Mr.
Dorlon makes his purchase of terrapins
from tho country people on the Missis
sippi sound, and takes all he ean secure
nt three dollars a dozen, and that gener
ally averago about 8,000 a year added to
his farm outside of those bred therein.
The inhabitants of Mississippi and Ala
bama hunt tho terrapins with dogs
trained for that purposo. The dog barks
when he finds one, and tho hunter im
mediately seonres it by going to the spot
w here the dog points.
The cost of feeding the terrapins, which
as wo havo said, is only dono in the
Summer, is about a dollur per dozen for
tho season and tho price per dozen in
New York has varied from eighteen to
eight dollars. Tho food, which consists
of crabs and fish, is caught with a seino,
in front of tho farm, and really very lit
tlo expense is attached to tho raising of
tlicso valuable land toitoiscs. Mr. Dor
lon begins to ship about October lst.and
then on to about May 10th. He gener
ally sends his on to Savannah by rail,
and thence to New York by steamer,
avoraging about 12,000 a season, and, had
it not been for a disastrous hurricane,
which somo time ago washed out Mr.
Dorlon's farm, it would bo to-day the
greatest terrapin farm in the world. Ho
enn always ship all ho can get, for there
is a ready market for these delicacies.
Mobile (Ala.) Register.
The Retribution of a Hiss.
In tho popular magazine Time, edited
by Mr. Edmund Yates. Mr. Charles Dnt
tou Cook tells an amusing story of a
man who hissed the representations of
Weber's "Der Frieschuetz" in Paris.
Ho was a grocer's shopman, and he was
promptly ejected by some medical stu
dents, one of whom afterward discovered
the grocer's man in tho hospital. Tho
man who hissed Weber died and his body
was given out for dissection. Hector
Berlioz, fifteen years later, revived tho
opera, and in order to produce greater
effect proposed to have a real skeleton in
tho Wolf's glen scene. By cluuico he
met tho student who had turned out the
grocer's shopman for hissing "Dor
Froischuotz. After that unfortunate
man had been dissected his skeleton was
"Ho's all right," said the student.
"Ho fills a case in my eonstiltin? room,
hung on wires and beautifully put to
gether. Only the skull is a little dam
aged." "I want you to lend him to mo. There
is a part ho can play to perfection at tho
"You sill shortly."
"Un secret do'comodie? Well, I'll
send you tho skeleton."
In a box, corded and locke 1, tho poor
shopman's bones reached tho opera
house. "You soo this young man?" said Berlioz
to tho property master. "Ho is about to
make his first appearance upon the stage.
His costume will be very simple. You
will provide him with nn iron rod, to bo
socured to his back, so that he may bear
himself as stitlly as M. Pepita when he is
about to pirouette. Afterward you will
placo a torch in his hand."
"I understand, sir?"
"You will make a hole in tho grocer's
skull. Don't bo afraid; nothing will
come out; it is empty now as it ever wcs.
This is tho skull Casper's sword will
piereo in the incantation scene. Ho will
hold it aloft, and tho blue firo will fiz all
"I understand, sir."
Thus at every representation of "Der
Froischuotz" upon the stage of the Grand
opera, at tho moment of Zamiel's terri
ble try, "Me voila!" tho tempest raged,
the lightning Hashed, a tree was riven by
a thunderbolt, all in Btrict accordance
w ith the direction of tho of the compo
ser, and there appeared tho skeleton of
a man who had hissed Webser's music in
that very scene, and waving wierdly in
the air a flaming torch!
Real Estate Worth Havi.vo. A re
cent sale of Fifth Avenue property indi
cates the immense value it has reached.
The plot corner of Twenty-sixth street
was purchased by the Astors for 212 -000.
Iu size is 30x125 feet, and at this
rate land in this vicinity is worth a
million per acre. The Astors have a
large extent of property in this avenue,
which old John Jacob bought for S2o6
per acre. They required, however, the
above nienlioned plot lor necial uses
and hence paid the price"" j'h would
have bought an immense np-to" a farm
and the fact that Robert Lenox paid only
10,000 for the the thirty-acre tract at
Lenox Hill, illustrates the old-time quo
tation. Lenox considered himself ont
witted in the bargain, but his son James
lived to see one lot, containing a six
teenth part of an acre, worth more than
the enure cost of the farm, including
both principal and interest. Such are
The Stars: the Alphabet of Omnipo.
tonce. Tho Flowers: the Lauguage or
Angels. The Rirds: tho Singers of God's
"Better to be alone than in bad com
pany." True; but unfortunately, many
porsons are never in so bad company as
when they aro alono.
Ko man onght to complain if tho world
measures him a he measures others. To.
measure one with his own yardstick may
bo hard, but it is also fair.
When von do not nood holp from any
ono then "anyoiie will help you; and when
you do need help the world is somehow
always looking tho other way.'
The principal of a young lodics' semi
nary in Syracuse has so cxhaustingly in
flicted her pupils with deportment,"
that, when left alono, her girls of sixteen
act liko sixty!
No man knows what tho wife of his
bosom is no man knows what a minis
tering angel she is until he has gone
with her through the fiery trials of this
Tho following conversation took place
between a kind-hearted lady aud a small
boy who politely swung open the gate
for her. "Ah! what a nico, polished,
polite little boy vou are! 1 suppose you
livo about licre?A "Ye lio I don't."
A young fellow once offered to kiss a
Quakeress. "Friend," quoth sho, "thee
must not do it." "Oh, but by Jove, I
must," said tho youth. "Well, friend,
as theo hast sworu, thee may do it, but
thee must not mako a practice of it."
Mr. Magnire was elected constablo of
a Kansas town and a newspaper an
nounced that "Mr. Maguiro will wash
himself before he assumes office" This
made him very angry; he called uppn
the editor, tho editor promised to retract
and announced next day that Mr. Ma
guiro would not wash hinisolf after all.
"Seo horo," said a fault-finding hus
band to his wife, "we must have things
arranged in this houso so that we shall
know where overything is kept." "With
all my heart." she murmured, "and let
ns begin with your late hours, my love;
I should dearly liko to know where they
are kept." Ho lets things run on about
"Now we aro nicely settled!" exclaimed
tho hoppy new wife, "if we only had a
cow, Harry, wo could havo a nico soft
bed." "Cow?" asked tho poor husband
"goosoyou mean geese yield feath
ers, you know, Mollio geese, not cows."
"Yes," said Moilie.with a twinkle, "but
cows give down, don't thoy.you stupid?"
He uttered a snort of defiance and went
out to chop somo wood."
If aloes are believed to 1)0 present in
cordials, olixirs, liquors, or beer, Hugo
Borutragcr gives this rapid method, of
testing tho question: A portion of tho
liquid is well shaken with twice its vol
ume of benzine, and the behavior of tho
mixture of ammonia is observed. If no
red coloration is apparent, aloes can only
be present in very insignificant quantity
or not there at alll.
At tho last meoting of the Maryland
Academy of Sciences, Dr. Theobald
showed a species of bootlo (bolbo cents
furctus) which was observed by him to
move a small tray. He gave the follow
ing interesting figures: Weight- of bee
tle, 2 grains; weight moved, b1, ounces
20-10 grains, or 1320 times tlio weight of
tho beetle. A man weighing 150 pounds,
endowed with tho strength of this insect,
should, therefore, be able to move 198,
000 pounds, or nearly 100 tons.
Professor Perosino and Dr. Licht, who
have both experimented upon the prin
ciple of tho transmission by telegraphic
wires of tho forms and coiors of objects
in the same way that sounds aro trans
mitted by telephone, hope to ultimately
succeed in contriving an apparatus by
which two persons who aro separated by
au ocean will bo ablo to both seo anil
hear each other.
In tho autumn or early winter havo a
hole ono or two inches in diameter, ac
cording to the girth of tho stump, and
about eighteen inches deep. Put into it
one or two ounces of saltpetre, fill the
hole with water and plig it close. Iu the
ensuing spring take out the plug and
pour iu about a gill of kerosene oil and
ignito it. The stump will smoulder away
without blazing, to the very extremity of
the roots, leaving nothing but the ashes.
Scientific American. 1
John McCullough, in a recent inter
view with a reporter of tho Cleveland
Herald, discoursed as follows about the
audiences ho meets: "There is a very
fieueral impression, you know, that
western audiences are the most enthusi
astic. That is a mistake. They are not.
A western audience is a very reserved
audience. They are chary of applause
far more so than in New York or Boston
Those are the two cities whero audiences
are the most enthusiastic.
"If they liko you, if they think your
playing is good enough to be noticed at
all, they are far more euthusiastio than
an audionce in the western part of tho
country or in the interior. Southern
audiences are very respectful and good
listeners, but not at all enthusiastic I
moan in tlie matter of applause in tho
theater. There are certain actions which
arouso them into demonstrative ap
plause for instance, one nicrhl ronanllv
at the end of the arena sccuo. vou
ouw uio niuusiasm; but it is
an cscitincr seono iljnlf(l,n nn.
tain coming down on the tableau, and all
mm. uen an actor becomes a favorite
and is acknowledged a suoh
they take a friendly and personal interest
"'"i. uu appiauu mm. nut the gen
eral disposition of the interior audiencea
is to be reflective and to think that they
are not to be imposed upon by the re
commendation of hironr nll.u Tl.o
. n wanvo. XUO
time is past when an actor cominir to
.wuuu suii a recommendation from
a New York uaner cpta a hnnu ti. .lv
not care what the New York papers say.
lou remember very well that twenty
years ago, perhaps, and it may be longer
-kv tuai, u an actor came irom New
lork with the endorsement of the great
New York innrnnla wnn 1
, ju .vmu iUKO iu
lor granted people would say: 'Well,
""7 J " ana mat is good enough for
ns. But now an actor ha t t.i
w v IUD
?.-V-T on ms "n neriU. If you
publish forty opinions of tlm . vrV
press concerning me it would have very
little effect until the people had aeon for
themselves. This feeling is growing
stronger every year." K 8