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About The Douglas independent. (Roseburg, Or.) 187?-1885 | View Entire Issue (July 31, 1880)
E. S. MULL'?,
Watchmaker and hweLr,
Offiee in Dr. V.ge's Dru, - Store.
O. A. LEVi -;'. . - " Pr.OPRiaTOK
Hath:-.; m: -e:. :ly pdk hase the
Cwvmv. la otel, 1 am tnr prrj-ared to
Ornish trv !.- -i tithe beat of Hiwommi-iationa,
Feed audit.; Miii.rti.r.iik. I). A. LEVINS.
JACOB IT AO NEK.
B. K. ANDERSON
Ashland Woolen Manufacturing
Xljnia .-t.ircri and Dealors in
White & Colored Blankets
Plata rnrl Fancy Cuhaum, Doeskins,
r'fannela, Klc.a iao,
OVER AND UNDERWEAR CLOTHING
i- Muds to Order. : j ;;
W. M. t'l'ICINSO:; toyj
ASUI.XXD. Jackaon County, Oregon. -
H. T. STANTON,
, Dernier In
Staple Dry Goods I
Keeps oonstantly on hand a general asaort
nient of ...... j
EXTRA FINE GROCERIES,
WOOD, WILLOW ISO UL4S8WAKE,
Crockery and Cordage
MOHOOL B O O K SI
Such aa required by the Public County Schools
All klnne of STATIC'S KRY, TOYS and
To suit both Young and Old.
BUYS AND BELLS LEGAL TENDERS
furniahea Checks on Portland, and procures
Drafts on San Francisco.
M A HONEY'S 8 A - O
Nearoxt to the Railroad Dsp.it, Ok'aui)
Jan Mtil.oney, Propr.
The flnsst of wines, liquors and cigars in Do
"" las county, and the bast
' BILLIARD TA-BI,H1
la the State kept in proper repair:
forties traveling en the rallroed wffl find that
place very handy to visit daring the stop
- ping of the train a the Oak
J Sab. HAnONE.
Hone Made Furniture,
Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc.,
Constantly on hand.:
C1IDUITIIDC I lum the beet stock of
r Until I Urit. lurnlturs south of Portland
And all of my own manufacture. -
Jo two Prices to Customers
Residents of Douglas county are reques ed to
give aw a call before purchasing elsewhere.
g& ALL WORK WARRANTED
Richard Thomas, Prop'r.
rpHIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED
- for a number ot years, and baa become very
popular with the traveling public, First-class
Avas the table supplied with the best the market
affords. Hotel at the depot of the Railroad.
HAVING PURCHASED THE FtTRNI
ture Establishment of John Lehnuerr, is
now prepared to do any work in the
He is also prepared to furnish
In ail stylet, of the beet man a factiire, and cheaper
than the cheapest. His
Tablea, . '- .
. - I3edtenIs, .
ETC.. ETC.. ETC.
Are of superior make, sad for low coat cannot be
equalled in the State, j The
Finest of Spring Beds
. And the j '
Most Complete ofas
Always on band. Everything in tne line fur
nished, of the best quality, on the shortest
notice and at the lowest rates.
COFFINS MADE AND; TRIMMED.
And orders filled cheaper and better than can
. any other establishment.
Desiring a share of public patronage, the un
dersigned promises to offer extra inducements to
all patrons. Give ne a trial.
- JOHN GILDER8LEVE.
. "OT. IIKIKH "i":r TO WHOM TV
- m) ni -tw. fl:- r-:iCi"l ""ii
' ' H ll t'-r is ! l..uUs
mi.i mikw it .ni'i two year. -11
aww.K -eJ oi-aMi! inix ft..n wi'l coimty
si--e ni .fn- si.is -nt-1. Uil ff.vt from
ai im.m.Ui ) Couuiy B rd and present it
to um ut ua tilfwing Bimwl persons, who are
aathoriavl au-l iU rarv for those presenting
tia rwtifiot UuUon -A Parkins, Kuuburg; L.
iU Kellnw. ltlBl; Mrs. Brown, Looking
iae. Dr. Wwxlrutf is authorised to furnish
asaairat aid te all parsons ia need of the same and
who have been declared rop f P?"?1"
. . ' w.B. CLARK.
G2D3 1" f5EED8 !
ALL Kim OF B&sT QUALUY
ALL OR DEBS
Promptly attended to and Goods shipD-'
. with care. ,
, .Address, ' Uaeheney ft Bene,
The morning sun was dauoing over
tlie floor in donble-ahnfBos as His Honor
fell into the station, his face flushed, his
hair wet, and his general look one of
goneness. "Bijah.did yon ever see such
a scorcher?" he faintly inquired, aa..he
fanned himself with his hat. "This 'ere
weather," replied the old janitor, as lie
stood his broom in the corner, "is freez
ing compared to some that I've eiDeri-
enced in Mexico. Why, Judge, I've
seen u so not in Santa i e that ink boiled
in the inkstand while I was trrine to
write a letter to my mother. I was sun
struck seven times in one day while
driving an ice wagon." "Mr. Joy," said
in Honor, as be rose up and moved to
his desk, "I was in hopes your late ill
ness would be taken by you as a solemn
warning, and I am grieved to find you
still treading the same old path."
"Wasn't I ever in Mexico?" demanded
the old man as his face crrew red. "We
won't argue the case. I am sorry for'
vaii A knAiKUL 1 1- a IV. i '
here began to grin. Bijah walked over
aud seized his hair and gave him a lift in
the world and whispered in his ear,
"Boy, I want you to understand that I've
been in more Mexicos than you've got
hairs on your scalp and any more grins
around here will lose you the top of
your head !" f Detroit Free Press. ;
A Box's Trick. The things whioh en
ter the head of a boy being unaccounta
ble, I will not attempt to explain what
induced Frederick Leach, a young lad
living in the rear of No. 30, North
Square, Boston, to stick his head through
between the iron pickets of the Hancock
school yard gate a few days ago. His
head went through all right, but when
he was minded to move back he was
stuck. He turned his head up sideways
to see if some fellow had closed up the
top of the pickets. The pickets appear
ed grimly stationary. He struggled
backward until his ears were nearlv
peeled off. Then he bethought himself
of a story he had heard, wherein it was
asserted that a man's head was bigger
than his body, and, hoping that it might
be likewise with himself, he straggled
ahead until half his jacket buttons were
stripped off. That also failed, and it was
at that moment that the neighborhood
was apprised, in tones of the most
dolorous, of the calamity which had be
fallen Frederick.' A crowd gathered,
lifted the boy up, pulling and pushing
him till he was warm with friction. A
thoughtful person asked him how he got
in there. At last the gate was broken
and once more Frederick held his head
A Shrewd Parrot. A family living
in Nashville has a parrot noted for its
wonderful powers of imitating the human
voice. The family also has a daughter
whose especial duty is the care of the
parrot. The young lady has a young
man, a recent addition to Nashville
society. The young man called at the
house of his lady love one evening and
pulled the door-bell. The parrot, sitting
in an up-stairs window, Heard tbe jingle
of the bell and called out: "Go to the
window!" The young man was startled.
He looked at all the windows below and
found them closed. He pulled the bell-
knob again. "Next door!" shouted the
parrot in a voice not unlike the young
lady's. The young man looked up and
down the street in a puzzled sort of way,
as if it had suddenly dawned upon his
mind that he had made a mistake in the
house. Concluding that he had not, he
again rang the bell. "Go to the house!"
cried Poll from his perch in the upper
window. "What house?" exclaimed the
young man, angrily. "The workhouse!"
shrieked the parrot. The young man
left in rapid-transit time.
New Method op Consuming Smoke.
It is well known that the cause of smoke
is that the fresh air, entering the incan
descent coal from below through the
grate, has often all its oxygen consumed
before it has passed half war through the
layer of coal, so that the upper part of
the layer cannot burn, but is simply
heated by the underlaying incandescent
coal, while the products of the com
bustion of the lower layer of burning
coal pass through the upper heated but
not burning layer, and carry with them
the combustible gasses evolved by the
heat, but which cannot take fire from the
want of free oxygen. In order to furnish
these combustible gasses ascending
through the upper layer of coal with the
necessary oxygen to burn, Mr. Benja
min F. Sherman, of Ballston, Spa., N.Y.,
has devised a means of producing air in
the furnace with a downward injection
upon the fire by a vertically adjustible
BHnmmanf rt ni naa vlili mov ui
placed close to the coals or further from
them, according to the requirement of
If a piece of wood -be placed in a de
canter of water and the focus of a large
burning glass is thrown upon it, the
wood will be completely charred, thongn
the sides of the decanter through which
the rays pass will not be cracked, nor in
any wav affected, nor tne water percepu
blv warmed. If the wood be taken out
and the rays be thrown en the water,
neither the vessel nor its contents will be
in the least affected; but if a piece of
metal be put into the water, it soon be
comes too hot to be touched, and the
water will presently boil. Though pure
water alone contained in a transparent
vessel cannot be neated, yet, it by a lit
tle ink it be made of a dark color, or the
vessel itself be blackened, the effect
speedily takes place.
R..G. SCROGGS. A. -HI... M. D.
IIyalOlaxi and. Suruoon.
Special attention paid to
Operative Surgery and Treatment of Chronic
Office in rear of drug store nearly oppO'
site the postotnee.
Office steaira I
1 1 to B each afierwoea.
WATCHMAKER, JEWELER AND OPTICAN
Roaobars;, Oregon. (Opposite postofflce.)
; DEALER IS
Watches, Clocks & Jewelry. Spectacles
AND EYEGLASSES. ;
at a toll rwb nrl jewelrv cnrefullv
repaired. All work warranted. Genuine
Brazilian Pebble spectacles and eyeglasses
a SDeciany. - -
TO SAB FIASCISCO
TUB QUICKEST, SAFEST AND
STAGES LEAVE ROSEBURQ
Day at T-SO P.
IfskuuenVakeniineetlon at Beading with the
For full particulars and passage apply to
u. r. is-ittiLaiii;, Agb
- The Obelisk.
New York. Julv 20 CleoDatra's needle.
now in the lower bay, will be landed here
witn appropriate ceremonies. The pro-
gramme for unshipping and erecting has
not been completed, but masons in all
parts of the country have expressed a do
sire to share in the performance. The
unshipping will be accomplished by the
same means employed in placing it on
Doara tne ueuouk. rue steamer will be
first lowered on a drvdock and the obelisk
slid upon two floats, one under either
end. Machiuers made in Trenton last
fall and used at Alexaneria for lowering
the column, will be employed again for its
erection. Tbe si te selected for the obelisk
is in front and to the southwest of the
Metropolitan museum of art. a little to
the north of Grewacke arch. Central park.
in is morning me p learner uesouc, nav-
in? the Kivitmn ohnlmlr in hr tmll
steamed up North river and anchored off
Twenty-third street, where she will prob-
aoiy jie lor tue next lew aays. ; ...
THe Fraudulent Faster. '
New York, July 21. Dr. Tauneris quite
bright aud lively to-day, the twenty-fourth
of his fast. From midnight nntil noon he
diank a little over a pint of water.
Tbe Ijate Storm tat Michigan.
Monroe, July 21. The loss by Sunday's
storm is now estimated at $10,000. Grain,
vineyards, fruits, etc.,. sutlered the most
Horlble Disaster. ;
New York, July 21. This morning a
caisson leading to the entrance of the
Hudson river tunnel, constructed at Six
teenth street, Jersey City, caved in carry
ing with it an immense quantity of earth.
Twenty-one men were buried. Seven
were soon after taken out bruised but not
seriously. And the rescuers are laboring
hard to reach the remaining 14 men,
while water from tbe river flows in rapidly.
Steam fire engines were set to work to
save those who might still be rescued
from drowning. Many women resido in
tbe vicinity .of the tunnel and a verv large
and excited crowd of persons soon gath
ered. Lter It now appears that twenty -two
men lost their live., while 8 had ulmoMt a
miraculous escape. A night gang of 30
men including Assistant Superintendent
Woodward and two nreuien entered the
shaft at midnight. The dept h of the shaft
is do feet, and while most of the men were
employed at its bottom, about one-third
of the gang was engaged on a back wall
of an arch 25 feet higher. It was the lat
ter squad, all brick layers, that escaped,
except two. The main arch of the tunnel
runs out from the shaft about a distance
of 30 feet when it opens into two distinct
arches that are to forma tunnel. Through
some negligence, it ia supposed, the air
lock was not properly adjusted and when
the process of shafting commenced, a
brick wall connecting the two arches gave
way and water rushed into the cave.
Following is a list of the casualties: Peter
Woodward, assistant superintendent;
Frank Alestom foreman; Thomas Burns,
foreman, and 22 workmen perished. The
superintendent has put a gang of 100 men
to work and these will make a new pass
age to the tunnel. They are not expected
to accomplish the task in less than three
The official reports of the tunnel disas
ter says that 28 men were iu the tunnel
when the accident occurred, of whom
eight escaped and 20 were drowned. The
cause given is that probably the men did
not watch the brick wall or the working
shaft as closely as they should. The acci
dent wilt stop work for three weeks.
There is no other point in the official report
not already covered. When thesmenuad
gotten out, another workman in trying to
pass through the door leading from the
ir lock into a temporary chamber ol the
tunnel, was jammed in the doorway, and
despite the efforts of those ahead could
not be brought, as the door closed upon
in in and held him fast, reter Woodland,
assistant supeiintendeot, told the men to
ry and get out. aud when the ninth man
was fastened in the doorway, called out
to those who had escaped, telling them
to hurry and try and get assistance and
help the rest and himself, who were left
behind. He refused to leave himself, Bay-
ng that he would stay and make every
effort to get the rest out, and if it were
not possible, then those escaping must try
to get the rest and himself out alive. Fol
lowing is s complete lint of those sa ed:
Tbos. Brady. B. McGovern, A.J. Moline,
Thomas Cummings, Christ Hansen, J.
Hannostrand, John Dowle, and James
noiu MBK UODMrr.
Detroit, July 22, A bold robberv was
committed at the private bank of Fisher,
1 reston & (Jo., m this city, this atternoon.
While the clerk, Fred. D. Gifford, was
alone a stranger appeared at the opening
of the wire screen on the counter and ex
pressed a desire to buy soms government
bonds. As Gifford was about to reply the
stranger suddenly reached through tbe
aperture and struck Gifford on the temple
with a sliincHDot. Hie blow leiied him
to the floor and rendered him insensible.
When he recovered it was ascertained
that between $4000 and $6000 in currency
lying on top of the counter had disap
peared. Baicideofa Well Known American Lady
New York. July 22. A special dispatch
from Paris to the Telegram savs: Paris was
shocked this morning by the announce
ment of the suicide of an American lady
well known here and in London circles.
Mrs. Annie Wetmore, of New York, took
her own life yesterday by poisoning her
self at the residence of Lady Albert Pel-
ham Clinton on Rue Billanlt, The de
ceased was a very handsome woman,
about 35 years of age. Up to a short time
since she was said to have been affianced
to the marquis of Anglesy, to whom she
became engaged soon alter ner divorce
from her husband. In Juno last Anglesy
met and married Mrs. Wedenhouse nee
Miss Minnie King, of (ieorgia. Mrs.
Wetmore was grentlv depressed at bear
ing of the marriage, aud at last in despair
put an end to her life. The sad occurr
ence has created a great sensation in the
Testimony In the "Xarrasransett" Disaster
New London. Conn., July 22. At the
Narragansett investigation to-day, Mr.
Gala, a clergyman, testified that he and
wile were passengers on trie narraganseii
at the time of the collision. He left the
otpampr nn one raft and his wife on an
other. His wife was carried on board the
New York and he ou board tne btomng
ton. He afterwards went onboard the
New York. The ladies who were rescued
were divested of all their clothing and
vrnnnpd onlv in the blankets and sheets,
His wife remained in her stateroom with
two other ladies until 3 o'clock the next
day without any clothing, and no clothing
.. - - . i 1 - I 1 u A
or reliel ol and Kinu was lurnisneu uer or
anv other nasseneers. so far as he knew,
by officers of the Stonington line. He
was compelled to walk twelve miles to
his nephew's house, in order to get cloth
ing for his wife. He was told by his wife
that the raft on which she embarked was
in charea of a sailor from the (j.S. 81
Tennessee, who soon succeeded in cahn-
intrtht. excitement of the passengers and
raltim? them in parted order. The list of
lost ou the Narragansett, made up under
the direction of tbe officers of tbe steam
boat company, numbers 25J. :
Duncan's Mh.1. July 22, Tbe stage
from Fort Boss, coming here, was stopped
by three masked men twelve mi lea irora
town. Six baesofU.S. mail was taken
Wells, Fargo ACo-'s box was undisturbed,
It being chained to tne coacn. Ane pass
engers were unmolested. .
Boston's Population 363, 563.
Boston, July 22. The official returns of
the census supervisors give Boston's pop
ulation at 363,500; increase iijmo in ten
HMtgmatlonDefa niter en Intra est Da.
T.TTrt.B Rort. Jnlv 22. Rudolph rink
gaieral manager of the Memphis and Lit
tle Kock railroad, has resigned to accept
a similar position on the Selma, Koine and
The city has defaulted on the payment
of about $10,000 interest on bomled in
debtedness, due in July.
' ' Mysterious Harder.
PorreviiXR, July 22. James Wood an
old engineer, was murdered last night by
masked men. Old MollieMaGuire haunts
have been turbulent lately.
Saratogo. July 21. Dan Sparling won
the imMe dash, Giraffe 2d; time: l:J6t
In the 2 mile dash Long Luid wou,
Franklin 2d; time, 4:08.
Shoelc ns; Crime of an Escaped C'enblet.
Louisville, July 22. A convict named
Vonderheide escaped from the Frankfort
penitentiary Tuesday morning,, and the
some night broke intoa house in Lagrange,
stealing citizen's clothing. On hU way
towards Louisville he passed through
Brownsboro' where he outraged and mur
dered a thirteen-year-old negro girl,
throwing her body' in to a ravine. Von
derheine was captured iu the vicinity.
Council Blums, July 21. An important
rumor, seemingly passed on fact, is circu
lated in railway circles here to-day that
the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacifiic road
which connects with the Union Pacific at
this point, will, on Sunday next, put on
regular fast express trains from Council
Bluffs to New ork. By this arrangement
express trains will leave this city every
day at4:30 P. M. arriving at St. Louis be
tween 7 and 8 o'clock the next morning
and reaching New York 12 to 15 hours
ahead of the other lines.
: The Tnnnel Dtaaster.
The Hudson river tunnel excavation,
stopped last night by accident was resum
ed this morning. It is hoped to reach the
bodies this afternoon. ,
Probable Demand for Wheat for Europe.
New Youk, July 22. The PuWic re
viewing the wheat prospects says : The
severe storm which swept over'Kngland
last week has greately affected the out
look. It does not seem likely now that
England will require twenty million
bushels less thau it did last year. Ac
cording to present indications it will not
need as much within thirty million bush
els las it did last year. Such information
as ia received from other countries of the
continent does not now warrent the be
lief that their demands will be as laive
as they wt in 1879-80; but an allow
ance often million bushels for difference,
or sixty million bushels for England and
continental seems to be as much as is
warrented thus far. In the light of latest
advices It is only fair to say that one or
two days of bad weather may increase the
demand very much, while it does not
now seem probable that it can fall below
that of last year more than sixty million
SU Jall'H Wins the Big TroU
Ciiicaoo, July 22.-20,000 people wit
nessed the great race between St, Julien,
Hopeful aud Darbv, for a purse of $2500.
First heat St. Julien first, Darby second.
Hopeful third ; time 2:11. Second heat
St. Julien first, Darby1 second, Hopeful
third ; time 2:18J. The third and race
won by St. Julien, Darby second, Hopeful
third ; time 2:164.
'Terrible Accident Many Drowned
Detroit, July 23. A terrible a cident
occurred about 10 o'clock last evening on
the Detroit river some nine miles below
the city. The excursion steamer Garland
with 1200 persons ou board, under tbe
auspices of the Detroit moulders' anion,
while going down the river collided with
the steam yacht Mamie coming up, cut
ting her in two, so that she almoatly in
stantly sank. The latter had ou board
twenty-four persons, consisting mainly of
Father Blnyenbergh, pastor of Trinity
Boman Catholic church of this city, and
a number of acolytes and boys officiating
in various capacities in the service of the
cburch. They had been on an annual ex
cursion to Monroe and were returning
home. The night was bright moonlight,
and there would seem to have been no
earthly reason, save that of criminal neg
ligence, wny the accident should have ac
eurred. Of those on board the Mamie, the
following were drownded: Mrs. Fred.
Martin, wite of the engineer; Miss Lizzie
Murphy, housekeeper of Father Bleyen
bergn; Alias Mary Uabn. domestic of the
Trinity church parochial school; Frank
Solan, John Howe, David Barry, John
Uonovan, Willie Cuddle, David Cuddie,
John Cosgrove, James Toomey, Joseph
aionagnan, an alter boys in the church,
church sexton, Jim Keliy, organ blower,
aged from 11 to 14. Thomas Kelly, An
drew Doran, a boy who was invited to ac
company the excursion. Thomas McLogan
and another boy are missing, doubtless
lost. Captain lloHuian. Lneiueer Martin.
Father Bleyenbergh, Miss Lizzie Dusseau,
of Monroe, and four others were saved.
All parties reached this citv about 2 o'clock
this morning. No bodies have been re
The Indian Depredations on the Clin ma-
Topeka. Kansas. Julv22. H. X. Van-
dendorf, who was sent by Gov. St. John
to inquire into the reported Iudian depre
dations on the Cimmaron; has returned,
and says that a party of five Osage Indians
a'lacseu a nerd Ol horses owned bv Mr.
Driscoll, whose ranch is located 8everait
miles south of Dodjce City and near the
Cimmaron river. The herder in charge
of the horses undertook to drive them
away till 18 horse was killed. The In
dians secured five hordes and left, return
ing 10 inuian territory, uapt. Lesclium
with forty mounted soldiers left Fort
Dodge the day liefore Vandendorf arrived,
actiug under, telegraphic orders from Gen.
Pope, who had been notified by the gov
ernor of the rumor. Cattle men are se
curing all tbe arms and ammunition they
can, and mean to defend themselves if
there are other attempts of this kind.
: Crops In the Korthweot.
CHICAGO. Julv 23 Cron renorts from
the northwest are generally favorable and
A Hopeless Effort.
New York. July 23. No hope is enter.
taiiieu oi reacning tne bodies in the Hud
son river tunnel to-day.
" The Fraudulent Fast.
New York, July 23. Dr. Tanner's fast
remains unbroken despite the drizzling
rain, ne averrea inaiine air was fresher
than it had been from tbe start He did
not take tbe usual evening ride but re
mained in the hall conversing with at
lenoams ana taxing suort naps. He re
tired at 10 o'clock. An examination
made by physicians show the following
results: raise, a; temper? lure. W. resmr-
auun, lo: weigui, joij.
v at r i .... t m .
iisw i okk, j my so. vr. lanner began
bis twenty-sixth day at noon in better
spirits and condition. He is indignant at
reports that be is failing, and was never
more confident of success. A New York
manager this morning offered him $000
per weeK to complete the fast at his thea
An Ex-Con vtct Lynched.
Nashville, July 23. John Houston, col
ored, an ex-convict, was lynched in Bed-
lord county yesterday for having attempt
ed to rape a six year old daughter of J as
cannon, jr., on tne eveningprevious.
(Inarrela ever the Spoils.
The trunk line pool arbitrators are con
sidering the claims of tbe Grand Trunk
for an increased apportionment" from
Chicago. If not adjusted this question
may yet disrupt the pool.
A Tardy Confession.
Aoburn,N.Y., July 21. Patrick Swayne
confesses that he aud Horace Exner mur
dered Henry Page at Montezuma eight
years ago. Remorse led to the confession.
Both have been arrested,
the Hudson Blyer Tnnnel. -
New York, July 2-U-Work at the Hud
son river tunnel tfas resumed early this
morning. Water in the shaft was" up to
within a few inches of the engine, which
was working in a fitful way to keep the
water from overflowing. Water in the
shaft is higher than at any time since the
accident occurred. Work was resumed
on rr.bbing this morning and all the men
difi('iirged yesterday were put to work
ngiiiu and will be kept at work night and
iluy until crib work is completed.
Meat nhapaaeat to England.
New York, July 25. The Herald aays:
Very small quantities of meat are now
shipped to Europe as compared with last
year's, owing to the lugh price of ice. It
is said that the Knickerbocker ice com
pany allege that refrigerators have been
taken out of the ocean steamers ';n order
to gain space for the thousands of emi
grants swarming hither.
New York, July 24. Dr. Tanner is
somewhat weaker and more irritable.
Early this morning be complained of a
burning sensation in j the stomach and
was given two mouth luls of hot water,
which relieved his distress. His physi
cians think it an unfavorable sign, but he
says that during his fast at Minneapolis
he often experienced the same sensation.
He enters his 27th day' i fast with no other
marked change in his condition.
New York, July 24. Dr. Tanner was
better this evening I .e chatted with re
porters on spiritualism giving his views
thereon and seemed ljvelv aud cheerfuL
He did not take anj afternoon drive. He
retired at 9:30; weight,! 130; temperature,
98; pulse, 74. f
A Benevolent Immigration Scheme.
Thomas Hughes, Q. C, will leave Eng
land for Boston August 12th. His princi
pal object in visiting this country is to
supervise the organization of the Tennes
see Land Company which is regarded at
Boston as a board of aid to land owner
ship. It is composed of American and
English gentlemen whose object is to en
courage emigration from the old
countries of industrious people to dome
on fertile lands at present uncultivated,
and by this and similar means to relieve
destitution among laboring classes caused
by want of employment. The board owns
more than 50,000 acres. The survey for
the site of the first town has been com
pleted and it is proponed to formally com
mence building early iu September' The
board will then offer for sale town lots,
small farms for fruit growing and larger
farms for agriculture. Tlie former will be
confined to between forty and fifty acres
and the latter will not exceed two hun
dred and fifty acres. Hughes will also
deliver a lecture on co-operation and the
Madden Rise In It In Gisude and C. P
New YotK, July 23. In the stock board
to-day the Central Pacific, Denver and
KioGramie advanced sharply The rising
in the Denver and Kio Grande shares
was due to the earnings of the third week
in July, which were five times greater
than last year, on an increased mileage of
only one-half. The figures are 88,800 for
1880. against $17,800 in 1879. The sudden
advance in Central Pacific stock to-day
was due to a report that the time for the
second option of 50,000 shares has nearly
expired, and Huntington would not renew
tbe option with tbe syndicate except at a
much higher price. The Southern Pacific
railroad is negotiating with the Mexican
government tor a concession to construct
a grand trunk line of railway from Mexico
to Kl Paso, with branches to Laredo and
to Mazatlan or San Bias on the Pacific
coast, the system aggregating 2000 miles
of road. -
The Srw York Mining Board.
jew xork, July 24. the World says:
There was a large increase in tbe amount
of business done at the New York Mining
Exchange to-day, sales amounting to 68,
810 shares against 45,720 yesterday. Prices
at the opening were steady and remained
so during the day for most of the list.
Among those that showed weakness Cal-
aveias was the most prominent.
Invention In Colorado.
Denver, July 23. A Tribunal Fairplay
special says: Cicero Sirams was hanged
here this afternoou, for the murder oi J no.
Johnson, on the 25th of last January.
Death was instantaneous, the fall break
ing his neck. '
Tratlc AOklr at Denver.
Denver. Col.. Julv 24. Charles Norton
Bbot polietnian O'Neil at Kokomo this
evening. .Norton was intoxicated and
raising a disturbance in a saloon, and the
policeman attempted his arrest and was
shot dead. Norton was taken to jail and
several deputy sheriffs placed on guard.
A crowd soon gathered, overpowered the
guard aud lynched the prisoner. He
confessed having committed other mur
ders, and said that he ought to have been
hung long ago.
A Mysterious Affair.
St. Louis, July 54. Workingmen exca
vating at the East St. Louis depot, found
a box with tbe mutilated and decomposed
remains of a man supposed to be Judge
Mavo, a banker of Illinois, who disap
peared mysteriously over a year ago in
about that region. His friends have been
Heavy Rain In Mew Mexleo.
Denver, Col- Julv 24. Reports from
Los Yegas report heavy rains throughout
the northeast portion of New Mexico.
Rain has almost incessantly fallen during
this week, and still continues, with no
signs of abatement. Streams are an
flooded, doing great damage to iNew Mex
ico and the southern Pacific Railway. All
bridges between Los Vegas and Santa Fe,
and many between Los Vegas and Trini
dad are washed out. Trams are delayed,
and no mail has' been received for four
days. There has been a drouth in New
Mexico, ami the rain will greatly benefit
growing cro;8 aud insure plenty of grass
Knees at Maratoga.
Saratoga, July 24. The weather is un
pleasantly hot. Luke Blackburn, tbe
favorite, won the li mile dash in 1.58,
Gabriel 2d.. Aden won the lj mile race,
Chimney sweep 2d; time, 2:545. Charley
Gorham won the selling race, of a mile,
Kidman 2d ; time, 1:171-
Frank Short won the m'.le and a
quarter race over five bardies ; Distur
bance, second ; time 2:23i.
to Kalse the Price of Coal at Bast
San Francisco, July 22. Wholesale
and retail coal "dealers have formed a
combination, to go into effect August 1st,
raising the price 50 cents per' ton, the re
tailer who departs from this standard to
be fined $50 for the first offence, $100 for
the second, and for the third debarred
from procuring any coal from wholesale
Ten officers and thirty men of various
regiments of the regnlar army of the de
partment of California, began rifle prac
tice nt department headqiiiirra yester
day for positions in the Creedtnoor team.
The shooting thus far is very good. The
ten making the best scores will be sent to
Creedmoor to contend in the national
tournament, to como off at an earlv date,
not yet fixed.
Child Drenrned In a Barrel.
Maggie 'J. Corbett, three years old; was
drowned in a beer barrel partly filled
with water this moruing in her parrent's
yard On Stevenson street. Tbe little one,
while playing over the barrel, felt iu head
foremost and was dead when found. -
Important FaelRe Coast Measure.
San Francisco, July 20. The chamber
of commerce, at the regular quarterly
meeting to-dav. adoDted a reto!ution ask
ing the congressional delegation to advo
cate liberal appropriations for extending
the work of the U. S. geographical and
topographical surveys west of the on
hundredth "meridian; and for a marine
survey of the coast from California to
Varioloid In San Francisco.
Two eases of varioloid were discovered
vesterdav on Brannan street, between
Fifth and Sixth avenue, and removed to
the pest houge. Hoth were women anu
light cases. .
' Death of KL C. Fellows. ,
V.. C Vellows. assistant general superin
tenrient of the Central Pacific railroad,
died this evening at Oakland.
. The Cnion Consolidated.
San FBANrrscw. Julv 20. The Union
Consolidated stockholder elected the old
officers yesterday, as follows: Robert
Sherwood, president; George Wallace, L.
P. Drexler, Cornelius O'Connor and Cha.
H. Fish, trustees: J. M. Bulfington. eecre-
tary: the Neyada bank, treasurer, and W.
U. Patton superintendent. - The secre
tary's report shows tbe receipts for the
fiscal year to have been $1,327,386, of
which $1,094,020 was from bullion, and
$200,906 from assessments. All the above
has been expended, with the exception ot
$513,778 cash on hand. .There was 30,227
tons of ore worked from December, J879,
to June, 1880. The assay value of this ore
was $4608, and it yeilded $3858. The as
say value of bars produced was $570,168 in
gold and $613,041 in silver.
V ' ' Fatal Accident.
Wheatlasd, Julv 20. A large body of
copper ore iu the San Francisco Copper
mine at Spenceryillegave away last even
ing, crushing a man by the name of W.
B. Case. ; He cannot survive.
i A Thief Killed.
- Oreville, July 20. A Portuguese, aged
about 22 name unknown, was shot at the
Spring Valley raining company's flume,
at Cherokee, lat night, while in the act
of robbin the flume, by two boys aged
about 1j and 16 who were on night watch.
The man was killed instantly.
The Kailoeh Harder Case.
San Francisco, July 24. In the super
ior court this afternoou, I. M. Kalloch
wan arraigned for the murder of Charles
De Young. The accused was allowed nntil
Thursday next to plead. A motion to set
aside indictment will be made, and argu
ment upon the motion is set for a week
Fatal Exploason near Tuolumne City, Cal,
Modesto, July 24. Yesterday afternoon
an engine owned by Moses May, used as
a threshing engine on the farm of J. V.
Davis, near Tuolumne City, exploded.
The foreman, J S. Dooly, was blown fifty
nine yards from theengine.and the separ
ator was was blown about thirty feet from
its place. Dooly died a few hours after.
Eight other men were more or less in
jured, one probably fatally. The field
was set on tire, and the stack they were
threshing was consumed, but no further
damage sustained by fire.
The Rusalan Outrage.
Constantinople, July 20. An aide-de-camp
of Gen. hkobelotl who aci-ompauied
Madame rikobeluff was wounded, but suc
ceeded iu reaching Phillippopolis, w here
he deuouueed Sub-Lieut. Ouzatis, whom
he knew well, as the assassin of Madame
Skobelolf. Ouzatis fled to the mountains,
but was captured by cavalry. His Mon
tenegrin accomplices, his brother and
several friends were also arrested. The
motive fur the crime, it is supposed, was
robbery, as Madame Skobeloffs money
and ornaments were not found when the
police arrived at the scene of the murder.
The Hatter of EicImbci. .
London, July 20.-The rise in the prices
of American securities is due in a consid
erable degree to apprehensions that the.
state of exchanges will soon necessitate
gold shipments to New York. It is un
derstood that the rate on excha'nge be
tween Pari; and New York admits of gold,
shipments, and it is reported that consid
erable bullion received from the east by
the last steamer was bought in open mar
ket here for export.
The Recent Earthquake In Spain.
Madrid, July 20. An official dispatch
from Manila says tliat the consequence of
the recent earthquake were as disastrous
in the provinces of the island of Lazoa as
in the town of Manila. Tbe inhabitants
of the latter place were panic stricken.
The authorities are doing all in their
power to alleviate distress.
The Famine in Ireland Passed.
London, July 24. There is no further
need of American contributions for Ire
land. The potato crop is ripe. Blight
appears occasionally, and mostly ou fields
planted with old seed in southwestern
Ireland. There is no apprehension ot its
spreading. Killarney. hotel keepers say
that there are fewer American tourists this
season than there have been for years. .
The Compensation bill.
London July 24.-Very urgent wbips.both
government and appropriation, have been
issued for Monday night's division on tbe
compensation bill. Tbe resignfttion of
Earl Kenmare as lord cltamberlin is again
rumored. It is believed that the Irish
members will support the compensation
bill, and that it will pass the bouse of
commons by a large majority, despite op
position whips and absentious from vot
ing. . The Times says : " We believe that
the number of lords who will vote for
tbe compensation , bill will be curiously
small. At least a third of the habitual
supporters of the government in the house
of lords will abstain from voting."
Impending-Strike In England.
London, July 24. The Bolton cotton
operatives have resolved to strike on
VVednesday unless they have an increase
of wages. Masters say if they strike a
general lockout 'will be enforced. The
dispute directly affects 4,000,000 spindles
and 10,000 operatives. 2000 operatives are
on a strike at Rochdale, A strike is prob
able at Oldham.
The Derby Contest.
London, July 24. Stewards of iockev
clubs have unanimously decided that the
winner of the Derby stakes is the Duke
of Westminster's chestnut colt, Ben d'Or.
The objection against was therefore over
ruled. At an inquiry yesterday into the iden
tity of Ben d'Or, winner of the Derby, bis
trainer and others positively asserted that
the animal known as Ben d Or was not
Parliamentary. Foreign Relations, and
. s.tner Matter.
London, July 24. The government
has slightly improved its position during
the week. It earned the Irish eviction
bill through the committee.thanks to Mr.
Foster's patience and talent for concilia
tion but after several changes of front.sat
isfying completely neither the whig land
lords nor the Irish extremists. It will
have undoubtedly a large maioritv on
the third reading of the bill next week.
The prospects of the bill in the house of
lords are uncertain, the whigs are still
debating whether to follow Lord Landes-
dow lie's example or Lord Hurtington's
advice, l ne tones hesitate to assume the
sole responsibility of defeating the meas
ure. Lordllerby preserves silence. lrd
Cairn returns expressly to attack the bill.
It is much remaked that Keaconstield,
amid the government's numerous trou
bles, holds himself in reserve, waiting
for the moment when he may intervene
most mischievously. Landesdow ne a res
ignation provokes criticisms on the man
ogement of his Irish estate. Landes
dowue publishes an imperfect defense to
day. Air. itedpath writes that he has
been traveling over tue LandeBdowne
property and regards the system carried
out there among the harshest in Ireland.
The onlv man not we.irv of the prolonged
struggle in tbe houe,l Mr. Gladstone
biinseir, who continues to take part with
undiminished energy in every contro
versy He saves the budget by a narrow
majority against tne combined attack of
the brewers and the tones. The whips
were taken unawares. JNobody expected
a serious conncl. lieieat would hare in
volved the reconstruction of tbe budget
and the reim position of the malt tax.com
pared with which, tbe previous minister
ial dithculties would have been trivial
Foreign affairs for the last few davs
again .enlisted some, though languid at
tention. The debate last uitrht was onlv
remarkable because Mr. Gladstone thought
it worth his while to extinguish Mr. Ash-
mead uartiet, a noisy young jingo and
LAtiy .nuroeu louus lactotuui.
To-day news of the Turkish refusal to
accept the enlargement of the Greek
frontier aa decreed by the Berlin confer
ence insures speedy publicity to the reso
lution known to have been taken by tbe
Jt-uropean powers respecting tbe meag
urea of eniorceraen?. The secret has
hitherto been so well kept that all an
nouncementa were purely conjectured.
a he reported disagreement of r ranee
and England are certainly untrue. Sir
Charles Dtlke on whom the burden of
the negotiations has fallen, besides repre
senting tbe foreign office in parliament, is
ill and overworken, but refuses to take
rest tiu tne crisis is past.
How She Got Him.
A Detroit justice of the peaee was the
other day interviewed by a woman about
45 years of age, who announced that she
would be married on a certain night at
her farm-house, and His Honor had been
selected to come out and perform the
ceremony. She asked how much the
fee was, and paid it and took a receipt.
Business concluded she sat down, filled a
short clay pipe with tobacco and indulged
in a smoke.
"You won't flunk out on this?" she
said, as she rose to go, after exhausting
the contents of her pipe.
"Oh, no -I'll be there sure."
"So'li I and so'U he, or 111 know the
reason why! He's been clawing off a
little lately, but I'll make him toe the
mark, see if I don't."
"I hope nothing unpleasant will oc
cur." observed the Court.
"I hope so too, but I'm going to be
?repared fora scrimmage just the same,
ou always back the weaker sex, don't
"Y-yes," softly replied the justice.
"So do I, and I guess we'll be all
right. Don't you forgot the date."
. His Honor went out on the night ap
pointed, prepared to perform the cere
mony with promptness and good will.
He found about a dozen persons as
sembled at the house, and the woman
looked gorgeous under the light of three
kerosene lamps. She had her pipe going,
and her face was covered with a bland
smile as she shook hands and said:
"Take a cheer. The old man isn't
here yet, bnt I'll send for him." Then,
turning to a boy in the room, she con
"Samuel, go and tell the old man it's
time to come in and be spliced."
Samuel departed on his errand, and
after the lapse of ten minutes he re
turned and responded:
"The old man is over to Martin's.
He's got his boots off and is whittling
out a wooden-cat, and I don't believe
he cares two cents about being married
to you or anybody else."
The widow refilled her pipe, took
several strong whiffs and then said to a
long-legged farmer who seemed hungry
for the bridal feast:
"Moses, you go over and tell Noah I
"Moses departed. He was absent ten
minutes, and then lounged in and said:
"Says he is quite comfortable where
he is. Guess he isn't very much on the
"Judge," began the woman as she
looked around for net bonnet, "you
lay a game of fox-and-geese - with
oses while I eo over and see about
this thing. There's going to be a marriage
to night, and I'll bet a new hoss-rake on
She was absent about twenty min
utes, and then returned in company
with Noah.. He had neither coat nor
hat on, and only one boot, and both
were panting for breath.
tjt-ao ahead. Judre! she gasped, as
she hauled the groom into the centre
of the room. "He heard me coming
and got ont and run four times around
the orchard, but here he is.
"Do you want to marry this woman?
asked the official, as he gave Noah a look
ing over. -
"lass, was the blunt reply.
"Then why did you run away ?"
" 'Spose I'm eoins; to eive right in
the first thing?" demanded the indig
nant Noah. "I'll go and fix up and
No, darling; no you wont, my-pot
amethyst 1" chuckled the widow. "We'll
be married right here and now, boots or
She crowded him afrainst the table.
Moses etood behind the pair to render
any needed aid, and the knot was soon
tied. Aa soon as the ceremony was
over Noah skipped out of the back
door, bnt no one pursued. The widow
called tbe guests to supper and re
marked: Sit right down and don't worry
about the groom. I've been nine years
working; him up to this, but hem be a
little bashful for a few weeks to come.
Have some of the roast pig, Mr. Court?"
JJea-oit free tress.
A letter carrier in one of our larce
cities a few months ago, found on reach
ing the post office, after a loner round of
delivery, a letter in his bag overlooked.
It would have taken him half an hour to
return and deliver it. He was very tired
and hungry. He thrust it into his
pocket and delivered it on his first
round the next day. j
What consequences followed? ror
want of that letter a great firm had failed
to meet their engagements; their notes
had gone to protest; a mill closed, and
hundreds of poor men were thrown ont
The letter carrier himself was dis
charged for hia oversight and neglect.
ills family suffered during the winter for
many necessaries of life, but his loss
was of small account compared to tue
enormous amount of misery caused by
his single failure inuty.
Another case: A mechanic who had
been out of work a long time in New
York went last September to collect a
small sum due to him. The gentleman
who owed it, being annoyed at some
trifle, irritably refused the money. The
man went to bis wretched home, and,
maddened by the sight of his hungry
wife and children, went out to the back
yard and hung himself.
The next day an old employer sent to
offer him a permanefit position. Here
was a life lost and a family left paupers
because a bill of a dollar or two was not
paid at the right time. .
The old Spanish proverb says: "There
is no such thing as a trifle in this world."
When we think how . inextricable the
Uvea of all mankind are tangled to
geuier, it seems as n every word or
action moved a lever which set in motion
gigantic machinery, whose effect is
wholly beyond our control. For this
reason, if for no other, let us be careful
to perform promptly and well the duties
of nie even tne most trivial.
A Lion's . Skw for a Dollar. An
Arizona paper relates an exploit by a
ness, puts to flight any of the daring
performances oi tne Heroes of Jieadle
"yaller-backs." It appears that the
-Mexican, accompanied by hia dog, was
ou uis way h xempe to do some trad
ing, when the dog treed a large Cal
ifornia lion. The man was unarmed.
save with a large butcher-knife, but.
noining aaunted, and Knowing where he
could sell the skm for a dollar, he
whipped out his knife and started no the
tree after this specimen of the king of
beasts. Slipping up within reaching
distance, he plunged the knife into the
animal just behind the shoulder, which
so startled him that he leaped to the
ground and was instantly bounced bv
the dog, when the man hastened from
the tree, sprang upon the beast, and
Slanted a home-thrust through his
eart, without further damage to himself
than having his hat torn in pieces.- The
lion measured about eight feet from the
tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, and,
had he got one good blow at the man, he
would have mashed him into a jelly. Mr.
Aiwarus lniormea us that this same
Mexican killed one of these beasts,
about three months aero, that measured
over nine feet from tip to tip, using no
otner weapon than a small pistol and a
knife, and that he came near losing hi
life in that encounter. Mr. Edwards
pays him cue dollar each for tbe hides,
and is tanning them for boot leather.
Tbe world has no gratitude; no mem
ory for aught but disagreeables. And
yet I know not why one should speak of
her so hardly, making ber, as it were,
the scape-goat of individuals eo meek
and nnrevengefnl as she is too. - I sup
pose the cause is cowardice; a collective
hatred, too, baa all the relish without
the bitter after-taste of a personal ani
mosity. But to continue. The world
hates all musicians because they make a
noise. She classes them with Germen
bands, barrel-organs, paper boys, old
clothes men, the irresia table sparrow,
the matutinal quack of the park-haunting
duck, and the town-bred chanticleer,
who, by crowing throughout the night, ;
forfeits his onlv claim to respect. Musi
cians violate the peace of the domestic
hearth; their art is an obtrusive one.
The poet who recites his verses and tears
his hair is not, though his ravings equal
those ef the Cunuean Sibyl, as a rule, au
dible through that razor-like partition
which, as in Swedenborg's other world,
separates many a Heaven and bell; but
the abortive efforts of the tyro-musician
cannot be restrained by the thickest and
hardest of walls. Shut the window and
door, the detestable flat notes drift down
the chimney with perplexing persever
ence. Do what you will, short of stop
ping your ears with wax, you canuot es
cape those unsirenish sounds. The only
resource left to you is to fly to your piano
I don't ask if you have one has a
prize-fighter fists? Did Fitzgerald pos
sess a pair of pistols? to fly to your
piano and revenge yourself upon your
unoffending neighbor on the other side.
Thus the musician is not only the direct
means of destroying other people's com
fort, but is indirectly the author of mul
titudinous evils, and consequently an ob
ject of universal execration. Would not
the composer of "Home, Sweet Home,"
whoever he may be, turn in fiis grave if
he knew that his innocent composition
was daily torturing the most Christian
souls into mingled thoughts of hatred
and revenge? ; The Persians have doubt
less lived to curse the king who, in mis
taken kindness, when he saw his subjects
dancing without music, introduced 12,000
musicians and singers from abroad. The
Ah Afghan Woman's Shoes. The
shippers and shoes are of Cabulese make,
and are very pretty. On a pale green
background beautiful ' patterns are
worked with gold and silver thread and
parti-colored silk until the effect is
more like that of a fairy slipper than
one for daily use. But a stout leather
sole is put on, with high heels rudely
bound with iron, and then the work of
art is complete. The stalls in which
their slippers and shoes are made are
the gayest in the whole bazar. A Cab
ulese lady's foot is small, almost to de
formity, and the baggy trousers by con
trast make them appear exceedingly
petite. From the few faces seen, and
those chiefly of old or passee women, it
is difficult to judge of the famed beau
ty Cabulese are said to boast of. The
children are certainly, aa a whole, the
prettiest I have ever seen. Their com
plexions are red and white, with a tinge
of olive pervading the skin, eyes black
and lustrous, well-shaped features, teeth
to make a Western beanty envious, and
bright intelligent looks that sadly belie
the race to which they belong. Their
mothers mpst - be beautiful, for their
fathers are generally villainous-looking;
the men losing all the pleasing traits
which as boys they possessed. The la
dy I have described aa seen in the. ze
nana, for a moment was certainly hand
some, and was far lighter in complexion
than a Spaniard; her eyes were really
worthy of the praises sung by Hafiz,
but the sensuous lips were a little too
full and pouting. It was just such a
face as one imagines, in a harem, and
would be in keeping with the languor
ous life of a voluptuary to whom sen
suality is a guiding star. ; Such faces
always lack character, and would soon
prove insipid in the eyes of the West.
The Cabulese lady, when journeying, is
either carried in an elaborate wicker
work cage covered with, the inevitable
flowing linen, or rides, Amazon fashion,
ou a pony behind her lord. Calcutta
Man's Aob. Few men die of age.
Almost all die of disappointment, pas
sion, mental, bodily toil or accidents.
The passion kill men sometimes, even
suddenly. : The - common expression
choked with passion has little exaggera
tion in it, for though not suddenly fatal,
strong passions shorten life. Strong
bodied men often die young weak men
live longer than the strong, for the
strong use their strength, and the weak
have none to use. The latter take care
of themselves, the former do not. As it
is with the body, so it is with the mind
and . temper. The strong are apt to
break, or like the candle, to run, the
weak to burn out. The inferior animals
which live temperate lives have gener
ally their prescribed number of years.
The horse lives 25; the ox 15 or 20; the
lion about 20; the dog 10 or 12; tbe rabbit
8; the guinea pig 6 or 7 yar. These
numbers all bear a similar proportion tc
the time the animal tikes to grow to its
full size.. But man, of the animals, is
one that seldom lives this average. He
ought to live a hundred years acrording
to physical law, for five times twenty are
one . hundred: but instead of that he
scarcely reaches an average of four times
his growing period: the cat six times; the
rabbit even eight times the standard of
measurement. . The reason ia obvious-
man is not only the most irregular and
the most intemperate, bnt the most
laborious and hard worked of all the
animals.- He is also the most irritable of
all animals; and there is no reason to be
lieve, though we cannot tell what an ani
mal secretly feels, that, more than any
other animal, man, cherishes wrath to
keep it warm and consumes himself with
the fire of his own secret reflection. ;
Sparbows Fwhtiso with Stones. A
citizen of the West End. in every way
worthy and reliable, has sent us the fol
lowing interesting; statement of a singu
lar fact he has often observed in refer
ence to sparrows: "The writer has a son
who has a pigeon-box. Out of a whim
he fastened upon the front of it a piece
of looking-glass, perhaps a fourth of a
square foot in size. ' Some English spar
rows built in this box, and took up all
their spare time in fighting tbe image of
themselves in the glass. They won in
fight by the hour, and pant with labor
and heat, flying violently against the
glass, taking breath, and trying again and
attain. Thev were not observed at first
to do so, but lately they take a good-
sized cravel in their mouths and strike
the glass again and again with all their
might. There is no doubt oi tue isci.
We Lave picked no the (travel occasion-
all v when they would drop it. Some
times the cravel is aa large as a dried
black-eye pea. The writer s idea is that
this is their way of fighting when the
battle becomes tough; cannot think their
object to be to break tbe glaas. What do
the naturalists say? Who will explain?
Were the sparrows trvimr to break the
glass? Did they know the mirror was
glass and could be broken? f Richmond
(Va.) Dispatch. .
The Rev. Sumner Latham was engaged
at $300 a year as pastor of the Baptist
church at East Ware, N. H., but a major
ity of the members were not willing to
pay him even tint meagre salary, and it
was voted to dismiss him. He intends to
sue for the $300 at the end of the year
and therefore prepares every week two
sermons, which he carries to 'the church
every Sunday to deliver, but always finds
the door locked.
AT POBTLAKR I
Tie enterprising pub:'.Li--rs c f i
American Agriculturist Lve r .1"
offer-id prizes for esaaya seUin f.-. i?
pracicability and profit of ket i ; - o
cow, even for families litis ? in a
and towns. The first of the9 a
ihey published in the Jnae nurab
the object they say: .
"Every family on a farm, of
keeps one or more cows, but
that the dwellers ia vHiAges,
many cities, can and should t :
cow. Good milk is the best, t ;
for young childrsn, and it ge
way in saving butter billsi;
preparation of palatable, nott
of many varieties. Actual t
tbe economy of keepistjr on'
Two to five families, aeeor
and numbers, can readily on
one cow aept, dividing the
penees, and thus always
pure, rich milk at very mt
The suitable refuse from the
three Or four families woulu
way toward reducing tbe ct .'
chased food. In runJ villa.
pasturage can be obtained
which, with a daily feed of go
will furnish a large s apply of I
at low cost; A boy can be sec.
small price to drive tbe eow to
ture in the morning, and return
night to the stable. . A st&ble 0
can always be obtained at a trifling
and be kept clean. There are a
plenty of gardeners or farmers who
gladly take the manure away so
queatly as to prevent it being a ntua
We have no doubt that all residents w
vail ages, manufacturing towns, etc., can,
by arrangement like the above, sees re
an abundant supply of pure, rich, freth,
healthful milk at less than three cer.'
per quart, and at the same tims aid
greatly to their home comfort, and save
the health, if not the lives, of their little
ones. ' .:
Thk Newspapkb Thb Reoejtt or
Sovereigns. The newspaper greet th
eye of the youthful intellect at its earli
est dawn and goes with the boy and lie
man and the old man daily through all
the years down to the grave. It is grow
ing faster than anything else on t'rth.
In 1704 there was one paper in tha
country, with a circulation of 16,000. la
1880 there are 6000 newspapers, with a
circulation of 1,600,000,000 in a popu
lation of 40,000,000. Ia the earlier
period an office printed a few dozen
copies per hour. It is tnakiog ihe air
radient and scintillating with iim,
multifarious, multitudinous, and infimta
in variety and character and power. Tb
pulpit, the platform, the forum, the
school, the college and every institution
for the development of thought asdi&s
dissemination of knowledge in the world
are not equal to it in power. There ia so
preacher, no lecturer, no lawyer, no in
stitution which the united energies o? a
hostile aud adversary press c&nsot
crush and utterly destroy. Well might
the great Napoleon declare that a news
paper was the regent of sovereigns and a
tutor of nations and that four hostile
newspapers are more to be dreao4h&2i
a hundred thousand bayonet "tn
an address by Congressman Bf
Mirth. Dr. Greene, in !.
of Health," says there ia 4
motest corner or little s l
minutest blood-vessel cf
body- that does not ft-1 1.
from the convulsion occ?
li.i-t-ir 1ariiribl TKa ! .4
the inner man, is ishak '
most depths, sending 1
and strength to the surfu .
ally tending to insure roc
persons who indulge t 9
blood moves mora rajji.y - v . . rs
a different impression to "a.I u.e c- .bs
of the body, aa it visits them on that par
ticular mystio journey when the tc . . :s
laughing, from what it does at ota-r
times. For this - reason, ever .-f-J,
hearty laugh which a person induls m
tends to lengthen his life, conveying, m
it does, a new and distinct stimulus to
the vital force. Doubtless the time will
come when physicians, conceding mor
importance than they now do to the in
fluence of the mind upon the viUu forces
of the body, will make their perscriptiocs
more with reference to the mind, asd
less to drugs for the body, aud will, in
so doing, find the best and most efferiivs
method of producing the required effects
upon the patient. .''---.
SntGnro as a Preventive or Cossckp
tion. The statement has been made thai
during the last twenty-five years not a
single singer has died of consumption at
St. Petersburg, although this disease h&3
outstripped all others, and now hoUa
the first place among the causes ot deatii
iu the Russian Capital. From tins and
other facts Dr. Vasilieff draws aa infer
ence in favor of the exercise involved ia
singing as a preventive measure agnicsst
consumption. A London medical writer,
however, argues that- there is room for
question as to the relation of causa and
effect ia this matter, for, though it mar
either happen that singers are not eia
snmptive because they can u tlseir
throat and chest freely, or that ccleqh (
tive persons are not singers because t e
weakness whioh precedes diif-ase in
capacitates the ehest and throat fcr exr
tion, neither of these hypotheses tlnv - h
true up to a certain point holds for- i ia
all eases; in fact very little observa- ,1
will suffice to show that a good m-L ,
voice may co-exist with a weak or o
eased chest, whereas : the pc.'- - - y
healthy may be really unable to si&g.
CiRcusaTHa North Polk. Lieut. Ve?
precht's proposition for a circle of o v
ingstatious around tbe north pole fv
is about to be practically carried out, (fays
Nature. Tbe Danish government has ri
xolved to establish a station at Cjirr..
in west Greenland ; the Rossiao g'v,-,i-ment
has granted a subsidy for an c ".--story
at the mouth of the Lets, - .si
other on the new Siberian isSanui : Of - -.t.
Wilezek will defray the xpeo2ct a
station on Nova Zambia under t ,
Uon OI iieuf. eyjrecni ; iuc v. .
nal 8ervice Burea, under Geo. I- -
received permision to plant au c -lory
at Point Borrow, in Alaska ; f .
expected mat wanaaa win nave a .
establishment on some point of fc-T A?
coast At the Hamburg Confers ice it
annonnced that Holland .wossij f.i
tbe funds for a station ia rjnsiivf
and it is expected that Norway Wi.i .
an observing post on tbe extrea ,:r
Province of Finnwk. This is a c .
gining, and it is hoped that t
agreement will -be established to I
the observations made after a t
method, otherwise their S,!ti3 .
greatly decreased. - .
; A Promising Yocth. A av -der
the charge of the Bri.' i . r ;
land) Board of Guardians, tan r
extraordinary powers of invtr.,
rumor has got abroad that the
punish a refractory boy, ha 1 I
in the dead-house ; that ti.'n
lad lifted a corpse out of a cc
In his clothes, and then lv . -
comn muweu , un j -v
came to give toe priiooer
lered l w m tocmj u.
when, the lively urchin
raised himself and spoke, f
tbe person so much ttut L
food and bolted. The v
to ehow that th whole v
ration, and traced tt to -boy
whom he had b&d to ?
the guardians for corsd : t
pauper and an inn:? s r
There i a per i'.
almost wholly 1.
during thoir so? s "..
be Uvea on histi-: ..