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' It is All tery wel'l to t% .charitable arid ,' philantrOpliiie and U ia & good thing to seek t» teft the vicious frotfi tha error of their #0^8, bbt When it Cornea to Orffa.rikirig ft society with a Whole lot of fashionable • ig&ei U "patronesses" and calling.it the "Society lor the Elevation and Refinement Of the Poor and Hie Degenerate," the mission Ot which islo hife profeflsibhftt »ti' sic'ahS to play in penal and charitable institutions, the Whole thing verges on snobbery, This is &efr York's Infest society fad, . .. .... f Tnfi carmy Scots are receiving 1 Mf. Cftf- n«gie with almost royal honors as he travels from town to town. The magnates tttrfl out ih all the glory of red gowns and gold chains to bid him formal welcome, and offer the most liberal hospitality. Ot tourse they are proud of a fellow-country- watt who hai made his way in the world shrewdly. But that, is not alt. lie has a habit 6t giving away libraries and founding all sorte of public institutions, and there is always the chance—at least the hope—that he may have one about his person ready to bestow in case he should be especially pleased in any place. And so they seek to please him especially, WILLIAM Of Germany, as father of his people, has started a fresh air fund. He has issued an order to the medical staff of the army to visit every place where the government controls factories, carefully examine 1 all the children and youth therein, and whe nthey fail of a certain stanuard of health dispatch them to the shores, of the North tea for a fortnight's rest for all, to be prolonged in the case of tbe very feeble until they shall be restored to health, and all at the expense of the government. This is the result of an incognito visit to factories and tenements at Berlin. Frederick the Noble would not frown at such deeds on the part of his son. THE attempt no.w being made to take negroes in large numbers from the plantations and turn them adrift upon the Western and Northern StaUs, is not in the interest of the colored man, and is only calculated to increase the t>rrny of tramps. The South is the place., and tbe only suit-, able place in the country, for the bulk of the colored people. Their work is most effective in that region, the climate suits them, and whatever race traditions they possess, are more binding there than elsewhere. When the Federal Government renders the black man secure in his political rights he will have no desire to be a tramp. THE taking of the census of the Sioux .Indians has revealed a leak which will be investigated. At the Rosebud agency in South Dakota, the enumerator finds that there ore 5,166 men, women and children. The Indian bureau,has," however, been distributing rations for several years on the basis of a population of about 7,500. Indian Agent Wright accounts for the discrepancy by stating that an epidemic had prevailed among the Indians lost year, and the prevalence of the measles and small-pox had taken off a large number. But the agency physicians reported only 19 deaths during tbe year. The fact is, that this state of things has long existed at many of the agencies, and the agents and contractors have made money by it. It hat been asserted with great particularity, over and over again, that such was the case,—there is no news about it. If there should be any reform, that would be news. J* *M ftftteSBrfced ... that. Enrfish k eftpMisU ing for the Menhaden fisheries ' WScefltly, negotiat- •of this Att bat fOO at tha 8,008 stf ikifitf Ohi^ day morning, and the strike is virtually ,..., .„ ilttg ifi Stjotntitfi Arizona, where they ate easily rgedgfiiz-- ftblft by their long naif and long beards. Despite their loose morals they make good tartness. . BtiAf O'Bftttot, one of the mea *ho' killed David Mobfre, the Mettill, Wis,, lumberman, on the night of June 28 last, has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. . GROSS eaftiifigs of the TMoh Pacific for July amounted to 18,887,862, afl increase of $268,784. For the seven months ending July 81, the gross earnings were $22,789,111, an increase" of $3,261,181 THE Presbyterians of Spokane recenly sold their church to a man who at once started a saloon in the basement, arid how there is seen a beer sign on the corner of a fine structure with a tall church steeple on it, TftEnE is prospect of a liv.ely rate war in western passenger rates, owing to the alleged unfair handling of excursion tickets by the Atehisou, T'opeka & Santa Fe toad. EX-GOVERNOR K F. NOYEB, of Ohio, who served with distinction during the war, and was minister to France undef President Hayes, dtohped dead at Cincinnati, Oh .Thursday, of apoplexy. Cntiwx POINT; Ihd,. has a "gas ivell" hole 8,300 feet deep. A Chicago man bos agreed to. bore it 1.000 feet deeper, and to have for his pay what he can find. Crown Point will then have the deepest hole in the ground on the globe, it is said, 4,200 feet. ' . THEY have a queer little 10-year-old girl in Philadelphia who is normal in every thing else, but ever since she was a baby in the cradle, when her mother first took her in charge, she never could go to sjeep unless the soles of her " feet were tickled, and until this day she is u victim of the habit. IT if> estimated that only 1,000 of tho 8,000 carpenters in Chicago obeyed the order to strike for higher wages Tuesday, Many men remain at work because the bosses have granted the advance of the 2J^ cents on hour demanded, and others re- .fuse to qui^because they fear the strike will be a failure. IN the way of terse, epigrammatic Alliteration Joseph Cook never saidnnythjng more characteristic than tho following description of lit'e.from one of his works: "Man s life means tender teens, teachable twentiesj tireless thirties, fiery forties forcible fifties, cerious sixties, sacred seventies, aching eighties, shortening breath, death, the sod, God!" THE city authorities of Chicago have begun aclion against City Treasurer Roesing arid four national banks to recover interest on 815,000,000 of municipil funds deposited since April 1, 1889. An injunction is also asked for 10 restrain the bonks from paying over any more interest money to Mr. Roesing. ' AT a dinnerparty in London recently some one propounded the question "What is the family name of Prince Albert?" and although the party was composed of a number of personages o: rank, some of whom were very near royalty, not a soul of them could answer it excepl the propounder of the question. The name in question is "Wettin," and the dominion of Snxony came to this family in 1420. Therefore, without her crown and kingdom Queen Victoria would be simply'Mrs. Wetlin." ,,,,-. ------- D --v -- SBewfttffiif fttSlfegfeS Sftd 38*1 ft o the cftbiftet. t the by th'e - Soon to facts iti the stele deti&rtaejst afia he be in possessles 6f all ease. cashier Kansas JT. NfoSOiS,' flSffiideftt aftct of the. Nichols Bask, tif Cits', Missouri, Which failed s , r, c about a Week ftgfb, was attested Friday oh the charge of reviving ta»«ey for deposit when he kh«w that the bank was in ft fail • itfg condition. This is thfl Seeoftd time ho hail been aitistedbn the Sinie charge. 81888 AND CASPALTlfei. BAY'S saw-Mill at Bay City, , fras burned Thursday hiirb|. ,000. . Michi Loss, ,. TftE Lake View Mouse atElkhart, Wis., was burned Friday. FIVE persons were drowned in San Diego bay on Monday. Among the number wore the wife And two children of J. W. Collins, cashier of the California National bank. FittE Sunday night almost totally destroyed the towft of Oxford, west of Iowa City, la. Nearly all the" business part and tnany private residences were burned, The post office, the bank and many dthef buildings were destroyed. Tne fire was undoubtedly incendiary— the fire-bell rope having been ciit. HoxtE & MtLLORj heavy lumber and general merchants of Ahtigo and Ironwood, Mich,) were attached at the latter place, Monday night, for $75,000 on a claim of the First National Bank, of Oshkosh. The firm gave a Mortgage on the Irohwood lumber yard for the amount. A meeting of other creditors will probably be held here. . . RmNEitAntoT SoitNtEDKti, Patrick Dooley and Michael Daloy, of Cleveland; Ohio, the first two employes of a brewery and the last named foreman of the national carbon works, were instantly killed this evening by the Lake Shore express. The three men were crossing the track on a beer wagon when the train struck them. TUB Welford house at Coma, Colo., burned early Wednesday morning, The fire caught in a loom on the^ second floor occupied by on invalid who it is thought kicked over a lamp. Three persons were burned to death. One has been identified as William Pryor, a Western Union line repairer, but the others are unknown. Some of the other parties barely escaped and all the property was totally destroyed. NOTES of the Worcester Steel company of Boston, MOBS., to a large amount have gone to protest as a result of the failure of the Potter-Lovell company. The company's liabilities are $1,250,217, and, according to a statement issued today, their nominal assets comprise land and buildings valued at $410,000, machinery worth $290,000. cash and debts, $144,CM, and merchandise $405,563. George M. Rice, president, owns the entire capital stock of the company. Mr. Rice is also identified with several trust and insurance companies of Worcester. protect^ ..... ^ BtMet^tt ttfnltt' th'S people Sf the TThited StftfeB-afid de IN a funeral sermon Sunday, over the remains of three of the victims ot the President's bridge railroad disaster, Rev. G. W. Gallagher blamed the railroad for the quality of its laborers, declairing that "great corporation, in the rush for supremacy, forgot what was at stake," and that;—"If the railroad had trained and competent men, conscientious in the discharge of their duty, this accident would not have happened. There should be men in the employ of the railroads, men who thoroughly appreciate their several duties, and if they are not to be had at the present pay per day, not able to demand better pay from their employers, the state and church should take a hand in this matter and protect its cilizens." This is viry fine as an ideal, but how is it to become procli- cal? If the conditions of supply were equal to it, how could they be maintained against the labor unions, which have no standard of capacity or conscience, but in^ sist on making the worthless laborer as im,' portant as the faithful man, and which declare a strike when men aro discharged for the very faults of incouipetency and neglect of dutyV EIGHTY men were suffocated in a mine at Boryslav, Galicia, Monday. FIFTEEN persons perished in a burning building at Mejoe Kerestze, a village in Hungary, Saturday. TOLSTOI has nine children, the eldest of whom, a pretty girl of seventeen, is a devoted disciple of her father, WHILE thirty people were watching the flood from a bridge at Prague, Austro- Hungary, tbe bridge was washed away und all were drowned. THE Local Anzeiger of Berlin •ays a medical examination showed the presence of cholera bacillariafe in the bodj of a person who recently died in that city with symptoms of cholera. A PAINFUL impression has been created at Rome by the fact that the officers of the Austrian man-of-war Minerva sought an audience with the Pope before officially calling upon the Minister. The newspapers of this city denounce the action of the officers, and declare that it was a significant act of discourtesy to the Italian Minister. TUB British steamer Portuense, Captain Hews, from New York August 17, for Para and Macelo, was foundered near Anegada Island, British West Indied. Nineteen of her crew ore known to have been saved. The captain, first and third officers, chief engineer, two stewards, boatswain, carpenter and a fireman und a seaman are missing. A HEPOIIT is current that a Spanish line of steamers is to bo established by the Compania Trans-Atlantic Espanofa to compete with the American steamers for Central America trade. The new steamers will run to points at which the American vessels do not touch. THE heavy rains continue in Switzerland, causing floods in the rivers. Many OF JtAIJjROAD KMl'1,0 I'BKS. "The legislature exhausts only half its power and performs only half its duty when, in making appropriate legislations for the protection of the lives of persons 4nd transportation of property upon railroads, it stops with their application to the corporations and their officers." These words occur in a rpport made by the New York state board of meditation and arbitration in 1887. Further on th'i same document says that the operatives of a railroad, from engineers down to trackmen, are, in the praclical relations of their services to persons and property transported, far more important as factors than officers of the corporation, and should be held to due responsibility." Tbe relations which railway employees bear to the public have never found stronger and clearer expression than was given them in the document from which thes words ore taken. The men who- formula! ed them could not bo accused either c ignorance of the subject or of unfrionlines jid'Tbe persons to whom they referret [They had studied the question in its pmc 1 as well us ils Iheoretic bearing h both thu workers a,nd their employ they had beea brought in contact 'hey spoke as honest, intelligent and four IB servants of the stale, who had been ' Delected by Uje people to discharge a deli c^te nnd needed duty, and, by their works 4ptifled the confidence reposed in them f*Jforis the justice of their position ii Hoy way affected by the fact that tho f law-making body to whom they reported paid not the slightest attention to <.. their recommendations. There is not ' the smallest room for doubt thai f tilt moat direct, practical and effac- ; Jijye remedy for the abuses inherent in $ raiU;.9ad strikes under present conditions •* «e« J» thP direction iudieuted. Law must be made to bear upon the employee as well a» the employer. The employee must bo T»»de to understand that when he obtains u on a railroad he becomes, in some a] least, a public officer and that if Abandons his post voluntarily and de- —-"ly, and thus jjniperils tho public B person or property, he renders liable to punishment by the Jaw. interest of the public which comprises — more numerous and important thiw tfte stockholders or railroads or inplpyees, and who suffer seriously it» pf tbw sort wider existly fflwt be sfeBded. The proposed may eutirelo ivil ajaad at, but wife- ffftK*, WW Wen suggested bridges lu.ve been carried away. Ppsti communication with the canton of Ori ons has been cut off by high water, an communication between various places i tho Arleberg mountains has stopped owin to the same cause. A landslide has oc curred in St. Gothard pass. TUB Figaro says that England has made a proposition to the powers that tbe agree upon a federation of the Baikal stales, including Roumania, Bulgaria Servia, Montenegro and a part of Albania In regard to Armenia, the paper says England will undertake an active inter ference until order is restored. M. LAOUEIUIK, the welljknown Boulang ist, and member of the Chamber o Deputies, in itn address to his uonstitui nt lustr Wednesday night, admitted lha Boulanger had held relations with th Conite de Paris and Prince Jerome Na poleon. M. Layuerre also warmly thankee the Duchess d' Uzes for spending 3,000, 000 francs to advance Ihe cause of aen. Boulanger. In an interview wilh a representative of the Siecle, Gen. Boulanger protested that the alleged revelations concerning him recently made in the French press were idle tales. Ho declared that he did not despair of playing a prominent port in the affairs of France or of revenging himself upon his enemies. CONGUKsSIONAl.. SATUBDAY, Aug. 30. Senate. —In the senate to-day Mr. Morgan presented the resolutions of a colored mass meeting held in Birmingham. Ala., . against the passage of the federal election bill. The tariff bill was tthen taken up, the pending question being on Mr.' Carlisle's motion to strike out the wool paragraphs so as to place wool .on the free list. The amendment was rejected — yeas, 17; nays, 27. The next paragraph to which an ainendment was offered was the one relating to woolen and worsted yarns, worth less than 20 cents a pound. Tbe finance committee reported an amendment increasing the rate per pound from two to two and a half times the duty per pound on unwarranted wool tif the first- class. House. —The house met at 11 o'clock today and the.first hour was taken up with a debate on the bill for the adjustment of accounts of laborers, workmen and mechanics arising under the eight-hour law Mr, Brewer offered on amendment, providing that this act shall find that the claimant performed service under any contract, express or implied, or has been paid tho amount agreed upon. The amendment waa agreed to and the bill passed. The house then proceeded to the consideration of the bill amending the alien contract law. MONDAY, Sept. 1. Senate. —In the senate today, Mr Blair asked whether a motion to adjourn would be in order. This was labor day, he said, and should be universally observed. Mr. Hoar said thai labor day would be belter honored by legislalion in behalf of labor. Mr. Blair acquiesced and said: "I give ® &&M»U *& eoSf§riSS W WJoB etm. The fariff bill was taken tip, and the W$tr _ schedule be- ififf BSder- cdnBideratiftfi, Mr. Edffltifias addressed the B'eMte6n the subject of the Oafffidlaft fteifMPdcity tfeatf 6f 1854. ttotue.— banflgf the . absence of the speaker, on the motion of Mr, Cannon (HI.) Mr. Burrows, of Michifaa, was elected pro terri. H6 tbokihe chaif amid applftuBe fttmt troth Bides. The house then pfoeee'd- ed to ft farthef eonsidefatioiiof the Bfeck- enridg&Claytotf tftsS. Btfgeh a (N, J.) resumed his argument in f AVor of the nil- seating of Bfcckefifidtfe. After depicting the assassination of Ciaytion, criticized Ml 4 . Bfeckenridge for wot resigning* his seat atid thereby disowning the advantage he had gained from the murder, He had hot done no, but stood by those who flood by him at the death. Mr. Crisp (Ga.) said the Whole majority report was founded upon "suspicion" and not upon "proof." There had been one ballot, bo t stolen, but given Clayton evefy vote contained therein, there would have been no change in the prima facie cate. The certificate had been given to Breckcnrldge long before thai trisassinatiori of Clayton, Mr, Crisp gave out that he would at the propef time move to re-commit the pending resolution) with instructions to committee oh elections to ascertain whether Breckenfidge or Clayton received a majority of votes cast at the election, After a worm debate the Breck- enricige case went over and the hrtuso adjourned, TntmsoAt, Sept. 4. • ,StertWe,--The tariff bill was taken Up in the senate under an agreement limiting the discussion of each subject to five minutes for each senator. Mr, Gibson withdrew the amendment .offered by him lost Tuesday to the sugar schedule, there having been a mistake in in, and he offered another amendment striking out that schedule and substituting for it the sugar provisions of the Mills bill. Mr. Butler presented a communication received by him from the slate department, showing tho relative excoriations of cotton goods by Great Britain and tbe United States, He thought the information might be valuable in view of the reciprocal propositions. Presiding Officer Ingafls announced that general debate on the tariff bill had closed, with the exception of the, reservation of a day when the final vote) is to be taken, and when three hours' time is lu be allowed each side. The committee amendment to reduce tho duty on llnx or hemp tow from $25 to $10 a ton was agreed to. //OHM. — In the house 4o-day Mr. Cumniings, of New York, rising to a question of privilege, protested against his "black listing," by Mr. Cannon's resolution. He said the gentleman who had offered the resolution had made unjust imputations and iu making them had falsified the record and black-listed himself. He then proceeded to make an _atta«k upon Mr. Cannon, comparing him to tho noted Tinville of the French revolution. He then proceeded to arraign the speaker and the majority of the committee on rules. This majority, he said, composed a triumvirate almost as powerful as tho one which sprang into life after the assassination of Julius Crnsar. All leeislnUvp meat was cut and dried and distributed according lo a prearranged plan. Mr. Cumniings was frecmenlly interrupted by Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, and Mr. Rowcll, of Illinois, with a point of order that he was not confining himself to the question of privilege. Mr. Lacey (Iowa) Ihen called up Ihe Sfcfi f <fok luitie with Hie till at Too HBcfi Milk md ftcfley AM Jftft Solid In It tfof Heh Brcckenridge election. The previous question will be called at 1 o'clock tomorrow. Mr. DMcKao (Ark.) made on earnest attack upon Powell C. Clayton. Tho case then went over. The senate bill was passed authorizing tho secretary of the interior to survey the seventh standard parallel between the states of North and South Dakota. •<A1. \ '* WASHINGTON. EX-POHTMASTKB GuNKlUJ, IlATTOtT, who has been seriously ill at Washington for some time past, is reported out of clanger, TUB president has approved the sundry Civil Appropriation bill, thoact providing for aditioiial clerical force to curry into effect tho Dependent Pension bill, the Meat Inspection bill, and tho Agricultural College bill. I'HE Slate Department at Washington is in receipt of advices from Minister Mizner, at Guatemala, saying that both Guatemala and 8alvador 4 have signed tho peace treaty and agreed to reduce their armies to u peaco footing within eight days. THE conference committee has completed its work on the river and hurbor Ml. The Hennepin canal remains in the bill, as doej also the Sault Ste. Marie, Hay Lake channel and Galvcstou harbor clauses. The bill appropriates $25,000,000, and IB tho largest ever passed. I UK secretary of tho navy has determined tomuke 0110 more attempt to secure three new tugs for the use of the navy-yard, for which an appropriation of $5,000 each yas made nearly throe y»ars ago. Adver notice to the senator in charge of the tariff bill that I will ask unanimous consent of the senate to give precedence to the consideration of the labor bills that have been sent us by the house of representatives." Mr, Sherman gave notica of an amendment which ho proposed to cffcr to the tariff bill, looking toward reciprocity with the dominion of Canada in coal, ind toward "extending trade relations bo- ;weeii£anadaand the United States." House. —In tho house, Mr. Stockbridge, of South Dakota, moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill providing for gov- irmnent inspection of coal mines in the erritories, and it was agreed to. On ino- ion of Mr. Chapman, tho senate bill was >assed extending the criminal jurisdiction it circuit and district courts to the great akes and their connections Mr. Perkins noved to suspend the rules and pass the )ill to ratify und confirm the agreement with the Sac und Fox and Iowa tribes of Indians in Oklahoma; and after an explanation by Messrs. Perkins and Peel, it passed. Adjourned. TTEHDAY, Sept, 2. Semite,— In the senate to-day Mr. Evarts presented a resolution of the Buffalo merchants' exchange favoring reciprocity with nations to the south and north of the United States. The house bill in relation to lotteries was reported from tho postoliice committee and placed on the calendar with a notification by Mr. Sawyer that he would ask for its consideration as soon as the trriffi bill was passed. Mr. Quay gave notice that he would ask thosenato on Saturday, the J3th inst., ito consider the resolutions relative to the death of Samuel J. Randall. The tariff bill was taken up and the sugar schedule was considered. Mr. Carlisle gave notice that he would move to strike out all paragraphs relative to sugar bounties. Mr. Hale offered tho reciprocity amendment of which he had given notice on Juno 19, and addressed the senate upon it. Ho referred to the reciprocity message of President Harrison and Mr. Elaine's letter and Fittititde in support of it, and tho increasing and earnest discussion of the subject. House.— In the house to-day Mr. Lacoy, of Iowa, called UK and the house proceed- jd to the consideration of the Clayton- Breckonridge election case. Mr. Cooper 'Ohio) opened the debate. He described be state of affairs leading up to tho assassination of Clayton, and said it was tho opinion of tho majority that tho murder, grew directly out af the political nothods adopted in that country. In that view the majority echoed almost the uni- r ersal sentiment of all sections. Ballot box stealing and stuffing, intimidation ind murder naturally followed each other, n conclusion he passed the high enconi- iin on the people und the slate of Ar- lansas, contending that if tho election nethods in vogue in that slate were abandoned, the commonwealth would oon be alive with industry and riches, ilr. Wilson (Missouri) joined with the 'entlemen from Ohio in his panegyric pen the people of Arkansas, But he re•relied that tho gentleman only to-day dis Stronire Ite From "Through tho Buck Ages," by Teresa Crofton, In St. Nicholas C. An extraordinary creature of this time was the "fish-lizard." It had a head like a lizard, jaws and teeth like a crocodile, the backbone of a h'sh, the paddk-s of n whale, and the trunk and tail of u quadruped. Thojfirst skeleton of this animal was discovered in England by a country gifl. She used to make a living by selling fossils, which were very abundant in her native place. One day she discovered some bones projecting from a cliff. Clearing away the rubbish, she found that they belonged to the skeleton of some animal embedded in the rock. She hired some workmen to dig out the entire rock, and the monster proved to be thirty feet long. What a sensation it created! That region, Lyme Regis, was found to be a veritable graveyard of these wonderful animals. Tho jaws of some of them were eight feet long and contained one hundred and sixty tenth. Whenever a toolh was lost in a conflict, a duplicate tooth in tho jaw was ready to take its place. Their eyes were larger than a man's head, and possessed of very powerful and far-seeing vision, so that no matter how dark tho sea nor how for distant the prey there could be no escaping those eyes! Its stomach was like a ^reat pouch, and it swallowed its food without chewing. It was so greedy a monster that it ate even small animals of its own kind! Nobodv can say for certain whether its skjn was covered with scales or not. Still, as no remains of scales have been found, it was probably soft and smooth. It had to come up to tho surface to breathe, like a whale, and perhaps it had "blowers" to blow out water. What a commotion it must havo made! Another animal of this family had the head of a serpent upon the neck of a gigantic swan. It vfiin fitted for quicker motion than the fish-lizard. It probably swam on tbo surface like a swan, and thrust its long nick down in starch of prey. Ihe moat wonderful oi all, however, was the "dragon" ol which I told you. It is called by a liard Greek name which wo will translate into "winL'-Qnger." There were two points in which it re/M!rabled a bat: its eyes were to formed that it could see in tho dark; an<l it had enormous wings joined to its claws liko tliose of a bat. It was probably a water animal, whose wings were used to tuko Hying leaps through Ihe air as flying fish do, but probably it could remain longer on tho wing. «vered hovv good tho people of Arkansas vere, if he had discovered it eooner he ould never have signed the majority re- ort. The instigator of this investigation •as Powell Clayton. But Powell Clayton iis the dead man's brother, and while ho ould notsay to Powell Clayton, in the Ian- uago of the Almighty, "Vengeance A TULKaiuit hoa been received at the "Poker Jack" murder he would be him- A TKLKaiuu hoa been received at the tale department from Minister Missuor, at Uuateinala., saying that the forces are idly b uu ,g disbanded, w d that peace l be formally declared next week. HH ays nothing iu regard to tho Barrundia MdfHit- and makes u v mention irhatever of the reported attacks upou him- Tag presideat h«« received,!* cable menage from the widow and children of the kt» e». Barriwdia prototing ujrauwt his. Poker Jack" murder he would self again uml would not pursue Breckea- ndgo from a motive of vengen.ce. cuso then went over until to-iuciuroiy Mr. Clayton took the floor in. a relative to the appropriation.*! this sectjou of congress, tyr, the appropri W * Tlie AttruotlveiiB§8 of u Uliuirreeuule Clliil- ute. Why is it that the masses of the human race live in the most disagreeable climates to be found on tho globe, subjecl lo ex- Iremcs of heal and cold, sudden and unprovoked changes, frosts, fogs, malarias V In such regions they congregate, and seem to like tho vicissitudes, to like Ihe excitement of the struggle with the weather and tho patent medicines to keep alive. They hate Iho agroaublo monotony of one genial day following another a year through, They praise this monotony, nil literature is full of it: people always ,-.ay they are in search of the equable climate; but they conlinue to live, in tho leasler|iia- bje; and if they can mid one spot more disagreeable than another them lliey builu a bigxily. If man could uiuKe hiu ilde climato'hp would probably bo dissatisfied with it in it month. The tHWt of climate on disposition and upon manners needs to bo considered some days; but we are now only trying to understand the attractiveness of the disagreeable. There must bo some reason for it; und that would explain u social phenomenon why thuru are so many unattractive people and why tho attractive reader* of the magazine coulil not get on without tho.ri.—Clnirlos Dudley Warner, in the Harpar's MagSxino for September; John Brown, sou of John lirown, of Harper's Ferry fame, lives quiutly »t Pu in-Bay, Ohio, where he cultivates a small vineyard und fruit form. Hu is an old man now, having been one of the prominent persons in tho stiirintr period in which bis father figured, iio is much annoyed by tourists, who insist upon hunting him up and dUcussing tho exciting evoats (iround Harper's Ferry just prior to the war. la TPWW uuU UpiulPt Tlw l«<4* ol liitsriulUDiit ana bUlouu lomltlcm lever yeriuln#t« niia bpur evil fruit. No torn- bw «U<>fpUw wwwtl Jl. In jiopulwia jpdii pf l»r(j» cities bull >«. wpyo cuu»,«i) U, mul In .r jutUrbd »t|tf (10JH jjuoll ivi " the condition d! tbefcetfo fts & class has been vastly improved by freedom, si ' " writer in the Washingtorl Post. Neve* was slavery, iri the'' tenth acknowledged so free from evils 6f ftlavefy as in the South. He'ver did the chains o! boimaff rest BO lightly. Yet the picture is black and will be where inalienable rights o: man are ignored and Set aside. The quarters are broken and dismantled Gregarious to a fault, the fteedmen seeks the towft in increasing numbers. Tel there is one clats of sable servitors who look back with longing eyes to the days on the old plantation—they are the house per vants, the ied-bahdahned aristocracy Of serfdom. Each and everyone apriviled«f ed character, fforri the old mammy who had hursod her master and mistress in babyhood, and their children after them, to the last scullion in the kitchen jusl emergine from the chfysalis of pickahny hood, and whow s6Ie duty Was to grease the griddle while the cook lifted out the cakepi They aire scattei-ed how. The huge plantations which once yielded revenues from cotton, ricn or cane running away up from 410,000 to 860,000 are broken up, down, or have fallen to the money-lender. The wide-verahdahed mansion is closet and .its master fights the brave fight again amid the changed conditions of tho new south, ir t the mines and furnaces of Birmingham or Chattanooga, if, perchance, his bones are net b-meath the sod of southern batt'.e-field. Every such old mansion had its mammy. She was invariably large, inclined to cor- pulency, dignified, very black, and intensely religious. She wn/i necessarily old. All mammies Were old. They must havo been young once, but. no one over saw a young mammy. Having reared two or three generations of white children, besides a big crop of her own, her old age was devoted to bossing the kitchen yard and feeding the chickens. Such an old mammy lived on 'the plantation of t Col. Way, near Savannah. She was the ideal mammy in all the details. She was un autocrat and oven the overseer would unwillingly have crossed Maum. Liza's anger. Let any of the young fry bother her chickens and Maum Liza s dough stick would beat the most vigorous tattooo imaginable on their scnsititivo anatomies. One dpy she came into her mistress. ' 'Miss Fanny, dar gwing ter bo a communion in town on the Sab." "And of course you want to go, Maum Liza?" "Yes, Miss Fanny. I feel de need o' res'n desperrit." "Very well. You shall have some money lo pay your car fare, and 1 hope you will have a good lime." • Mini in Liza waddled off with a broad grin on her face, and for the resl of the week fed tho chickens four times a day and sang in a high voice all Ihe camp- mectiug hymns sho know, prominent among which was; "My bones is ol'an'sore an' my body's wrack wid pain, But 1 know I gitto Jesus bine by." Saturday night saw her off, arrajud in n stiff black dress, a bran i-iiew handkerchief, some cold fried chicken to stay her hunger. Sho spent the night at a relative's Jin Savannah, and returned home to the plantation on Monday. Her mistress expected to have a Ibng story of tho "connunion," but none was forthcoming. All day long Maum Liza stalked about tho yard moody and silent. No gospel hymns attended tho feeding of the chickens, Something was evidently wrong. Finally the lady walked out into the yard. "Miium Liza, are you sick?" "No, Miss Fanny. I's tol'ablo peart." "But something is wrong. You don't go about singing as you used to those (rood old hymns. I miss your voice. What has happened? Havo any of the servants annoyed you? If they have I will have them punished." "No, Miss Funny. Nobody misbehold- en ter me. Any nigger gimme suss he fell de doiighstick." "Now. what is the matter, then?" "Yo 1 jes' go stret in de house, Miss Fanny, n' tek yo book 'n' sot down 'n' read, 'n' don' bodder yo head 'bout Maum Liza." "But I am not going to. Something is I wrong, and I am going to stay right hero , until you tell me what it is." | Maum Liza shifted from one foot to tho other and nervously twiched the bandanna on the back of her head. Finally she broke out: "Well, Miss Fanny, sonce yo' so 'tar- mined, yo' sot on dat stump an' I tell do hull story. Yo' know I went to connunion las' Sab. In do mawnin' I say 1 go to do Ko't Chu'ch. I went arly, an'went clnr down in dp front row. All do niggers come, an' do church jum full. De berry las' minute, w'en de c'ud'n get nurr 1 chil in, de pahs'n como an' walk down de sontor aisle wid he tall, shiny hat hoi' up in ho haf side he head, so. Den wo all sung n hymn, an' Pa Johnson, ho gib out de lex" fum do book. 1 dunno whurr' IIP kin read or no, but he mek out he c'uld. Den-we pinit ergin, an' den do pahs'n pray. Lwa, how he pray. I kneel down. Well, ho pray till ebory blessed bone in my poor or body wrack wid pain. Neber lioerd no (fiich pra'r 'bout hob'n, an' all do niggers goin' roun' wid crowns ob glory on deir heads, un' harps un'r doir ahms, un' ivitllmi' on streets ob gol' a-flappin' deir whiles an' praisin' de Lawd. Don lie preach. Notior heerd no fuch preachin'. He pouji' do Bible, an' preach 'bout de crowns ob glory, an' de harps, an' wings, an' streets ob gol', an 1 praisin' do Lawd, un' libin' on milk an' Jionoy—milk an' lioney!" "Af dinner 1 fought 1 go down to de chu'eh by docanaivl n' habe nurr' con- nunion'n'sot clear down in front ergin. More darkies dero 'n' day was at do 01' Fo't church. L"wsy mo how dey did jam in 'n' mas' tromple one nurr un'er foot. Biemby I'a Quibtts Frazier he couio in 'n' (Jess march down de sontor aisle, wid he shiny silK hat lak it been rubbed wid cr taller dip, hoi" high up dice he ol' hu!' head'n'be head run right up back lik u 10 cent watcrmillion. Ho walk up in do pulpit 'n' open do book, 'n' gib out cr hymn. Wo all sing 'n' he read do lex'. Den ho pray bout twice long Pa Johnson did in de nmwnin. Den we sing an' ho preach. Neber hoard no soch nowhar. It war all bout dying 'n' going to Hoab'n, walking de gold'n streets wid our tW «feee* v- v — .~j... OiV ~c ttUtuOrify* 01 cSftgreSs. , - * , At this lime the coupons '61 bonds *e> d>ift»ed #B%in f&ck*m far the register's flle-ft»r». Thefe was Tittle ffl$& of their examination, find no htternpt hid been ftUrle to arrftftge theVn in coiistcutiVe order. Btfofrs were made with one page appropriated to each bond, and ft stance teat feftch tdftpo'&f while a forte ot cler*s wai detailed to place each redeemed coa- p'&fl J« at-ftftfpriate space. At the expiration of the year ths claimants came for their duplicates. They were •assrired that the* «6nld now tie issued unless »6me satisfactory fe'oioft could be ohowfi for their fhtther delay. The books wert Sent for, and in their proper, spaces were found all the coupons which had been proved to have sunk to the bottom of the seal A few months later the bonds themselves were presented for redemption, and, no advene claims being made, they were paid. What Was the explanation of: this mystery? I do not know. The tresntire of official duties and the anxieties of war which occupied us so incessantly prevented any further investigation, and the inquiry into it will probably never be answered. The next fraud which 1 recall was a Success aa for as the department was concerned. The loss of money was prevented by an accident." The course of proceeding for the collection of a claim for army supplies was usually this! The contractor made his collections through his banker. His monthly account was made up in conformity with all the rules of the War-Office, and transmitted to that office with a letter of directions whero the draft should be sent. The War- Office approved the claim if correct, and transmitted the account, the latter, and the action of the war department to the secretary of the treasury, by .whom it was sent to the propef ruditdr, whose duty it was 1 to admit tho claim. If he decided lhat tho claim was a proprfr one, it was sent to the comptroller, who revised tto action of the auditor, and, if correct, approved it, sending tho account with the accompaning documents to the secretary who issued the warrant for its payment. This warrant was countersigned by the comtroller, and entered on the books of thfl register; tho treasurer then drew his draft upon one of the depositories for its payment, nnd the draft was sent by mail according to the original leller of instruction, which constituted ono of the file papers. The file was then cent lo the register's file-room, and there remained. It comprised all the papers, showing a complete histoy of the transaction. On the occasion in question the cashier of one of the .Washington banks came to tho office of the Register with a draft just issued for more than 880,000. payable to a well-known Massachusetts contractor, and rcuularly endorsed. It had been presented by the head porter of Willard's Hotel, a reliable man, who said tha', the payee was ill and unable to leave his room. He had therefore requested him to collect tho draft in- notes, if possible, of 81,000 each. Without any apparent reason the cashier said his suspicions were excited, and he flUBtffflllir. Mid Sotted Whd Iridltfdnftls of wwidetotrs Height Who tt&te Seen E*hiblted-An Ifisli Giant who CftrHed «, Celebrated Dftfti- f Atotnd in tils Pocket. At fill Hr/ies and iB nil conntrtes, kings and nobles' had a fancy for intending among thfeir retainers either a giant or ft dwarf, sometimes both, says the Irish Times. Fredrick the Great had his corps trigahtic grenadiers; and in the Tower of London m&y be seen a lance and some enormous armor of sixteenth century work, Which, doubtless, belonged to some giant khight or trooper of the King's bodyguard. James I. had attached to his person a patter named Walter Parsons, commonly called the Staffordshire giant, a bamsome, brave and strong young man. who had begun life as ft farrier. His height was seven feet seven inches, and his portrait exists, engraved by Glover. Parsons lived on into the feign of Charles I. and was succeeded in his office by another giant, Williams Evans, who was two inches taller than his predecessor. It is n curious fact that the population of Prance has rearly produced a giant) Great Britain, Germany, Poland and Switzerland carry off the palm 1 , and this may, perhaps, be attributed to the t>re- valenre in France of a vegetarian diet, which does not tend to develop, to so great an extent, the growth of muscle as does the stronger diet of meat. The eighteenth century, to judge by contemporary letters and newspapers, _seems to have been more than usually prolific in giants and giantesses. ( Horace Walpole mentions a giant and giantess who were on view respectively at Spring Gardans and Half-moon Court, Ludgato Hill, They were both, ii ssems, handsome and Well-proportioned persons, and without the u sual awkward nngainli- ness peculiar to their kind. At this time also apj seven f?et ation"—t peror of Germany, of eight kings of Kurope, and of the grand czar of Moscow himself." Her appearance seems to have followed, in 1742, by that of Cajanus, the famous Swedish- giant, commonly called tho "living Bollossus." who cume over to England and established himself at a house opposite tho Mansion House. He wo* the son of a pastor of a little village in Finland, and stood eight feet four inches in his socks, In 1755 London was visited by another Italian giant, named Bernardo Gigli, or Gilli, who measured eight feet ih height, and seems to have created an immense sensation by the colossal proportions of his limbs. But no giant ever created such a furor iu did Charles Byrne, the Irish giant, who was eight feet eight inches in height, appeared a young Italian giantess i f?et in height, "who was the admir- "—said the hand-bills~"of the em- ft. , 0,, Sept. 4.— Hon. E.*T. , judge ot the superior cent t of Cincinnati, fell dead shortly after 11 o'clock today at the court house. He had been OB the bench but was too unwell to proceed further, and was on his way to ft street car for home when he suddenly fell backward and died instantly. The cause is supposed to hare been apoplexy. Gen. Noyes was a native of Massnchn- Setts and a tfradnate of Dartmouth college. When a young man ho located at Cincinnati, where he studied law find afterwards practiced. Whan the War broke out in 1861, Noyes promptly enlisted and Wan commissioned major of the' 29th Ohio. He was a gall&ntsoldter, and rapidly advanced to a brigadier generalship. At one of the battles around Atlanta lift lost a leg, and was unable to iesume duty in the field. Secretary Stttnton assigned him to the command of CampDonmson. At the close of the war General Noyes wns elected judge of the probate court and in 1871 governor of Ohio. In 1877 he was appointed minister _to France, where he won great popularity. A year ago he was elected judge of the superior court of Cincinnati by an immense majority, He Was noted as a stump orator of considerable power. While an active republican he Was not a bitter partisan, and was socially popular. _ ASSASSINATION. Minister Mlrni-r'a Ufi, •Tlirtatenpil by Ihe Etirnjtml Oautainnlnnii. CITY OP GAUTBMALA, Sept. 4.— Minister Mizner's friends j are urging him to abandon tho city if he would save his life. The followers of Gen. Barfundia threaten to kill him on siirht. Incensed by his order to Capt. Pitts to surrender their chief, they hold him responsible for the subsequent tragedy on board the Acapuleo. The failure of tl'e attempt of Barrundia's daughter to shoot Mi/.ner seems only to have whetted their appetite for revenge. Up to the present time Mr, Mizner shows no sign of accepting the advice of his friends — to flee from the- city — but the almost open threats of assassination have badly frightened him, and the legation is constantly guarded by spuads of policemen. . went with tho'porter to the hotel to see I and possessed of enormous strength. "He tho payee, and be sure that the transaction was clever and shrewd, and full of natural was all right. But the sick gentleman !md disappeared. He had probably watched the porter, and finding that there was delay in tho payment, Imd vanished. Tho file was sent for, and the letter Tound directing that'thc draft bo sent to ;he contractor at Willard's Hotel, tie was communicated with by telegraph, ind said that tho letter was a forgery. He md given thesurno directions in this case as in his former collections. Ibis fraud was consummated by an out- li dor.with the assistance of a cleric in the Treasury. No outsider could havo obtain- id access to tho files in order to remove •he true letter und substitute the forgery. Such a fcaud could not be prevented by any system. Fortunately the suspicions or the prudence of tho cashier prevented any loss. THE UKVIJj'S DEN'. wings a llapuin' liko young roosters on a dung heap, u' atwangin' on do harps, 'n' praisin' do Lawd for pber 'n' eber, 'n' eat- on milk 'n' honoy, milk an honey, Nullin' else, no corn bread, no yams, no fried chicken, no rasher bacon, ner nigs, nutlin but milk an' honey." Maum Liza visibly swelled with suppressed indignation. "W'y Miss Kaimy, w'enyo' ma was er young lady, longfo she m«t do kuiin'l, she used ter et'iui' all us pickaninnins up in a row every Monday mawnin' wo's alive 'n' close us wid wormwood, milk an' lioney, wormwood, milk an' honey. 'N' cbory time 1 hears anybody say milk V honey 1 feels lak 1 mus 1 gag V t'row up. Jucer StorloH Told About u Itomarkiihfo Florida Cavnrn. The cave near Joseph Dee's in Hamilton ounty, Fla., known as tho Devil's Den, ms ever been a mystery. No one now iving bus ever explored its depths, and many curious tales are told in connection with it. Tho editor of of the Jasper News las gone by it at least n half a dozen tiuies, vith the express purpose of exploring it, Hit upon reaching its opening, deep down n a dark ravine, overshadowed by tall ines and spreading oaks, feeling the cold, hilly current of air that is peculiar to the ilaco, listening to the dripping waters choing in the cavernous depths, viewing be overhanging rocks, which seem ready to (five way and fall, and the impenetrable darkness of tho cavern, all combined, have never failed to produco a feeling of awe that' would soon ripen into fear, ami cause him to get away from tho place faster than he went to it. It is related that in the early history of the country old Uncle Billy Bassett once happened to pass that way at a late hour in the night. It "was" brilliantly lighted up, and tho sound of music and revelry were heard therein. Ho knowing nothing of tho cuve, joyfully supposed that he was approaching some house where he could obtain rest lor tho night. Going down into tho ravine, lie followed its course till upon turning an angle of rock he came full upon the mouth of the cavern, an oponingsome twelve feet high and twenty wide. Ho took one look at the scone within, and incontinently lied from the spot with tho speed of a fris-htened deer. He said that on a high ledge of rock four or live uncouth-looking characters wore clustered, making music on instruments that he waa unacquainted with, while on I'm door any number of naked yellow devils seven feet high were dancing with inig!',t and main. Ever since that it has been called tho Devil's Den. Another story is that during tho war it was occupied as a refuge and hiding place for deserters. One of them one day concluded that, to pass away tho time which was hanging so heavily on his hands, he would explore tho cave und see what it contained. Up to this time its occupants had never gone over thirty or forty yards into it. So procuring a good torch and accompanied by a companion, ho set out or rather in, on a voyage of discovery. At a distance of seventy" or eighly yaws Ihey came across hundreds oi skeletons of human beings, which KO terrified them they quit Ihe cave entirely, preferring a life in I ho nruiy to an abode with Ihe dead'in that lonely cavern. wit of his mother country; but unfortunately the large fortune he rapidly gained by the exhibition of himself led him into habit? of t'luftony and intemperance, and he died at the early age of two-and-t.wenty, leaving instructions that his body was to be buried at sea; but the College of Sur- ceons in some way obtained his corpse for the sum of £800, according to certain reports; and tho skeleton was "sot up" in their museum by William Hunter, the fam- "ous antomist. Shortly after Byrn's death another,Irish giant exhibited himself in London, by name Patrick Cotter alias O'Brien. He was so attenuated that, tall as lie was, he appeared oven taller. His height was eicht feet seven inches. Feeble and debilitated in health, ho could only walk by supporting himself on the shoulders of two tall men walking in front, of him, resting a hand on the shoulder of each. Many amusing stories are related of him. One evening at a Masonic dinner ho took out of his pocket the celebrated dwarf, Count Borulauski, and set him upon the table, to the astonishment of all the guests. Some time after, while staying at Bath, ho nearly terrified a night-watchman out of his wits by takinpr off tho top of a street lamp and lighting his pipe with tho flame. He was of an amiable and .gentle disposition, but not remarkable for any intellectual capacity. Since his day to the pteseut time London has only seen four giants of any abnormal height or size, namely: James Tolees. eight feet six inches 'in height, in 1819, Scott, Chang and Herr Wickclmcir, the Bavarian giant. Of giantesses, Miss Scott and. Pauline Marie Elizabeth Wedde arolhe only colossal ladies who have astonished the eyes of the sight-seeing world. The latter, called the Queen of the Am-' zons, was born at Bcn-Rondon, in Thuringia, on the 31st of January, 1806 and introduced to the London public at the Alhamba in a place entitled "Babii and Bijou." She was good-looking and of a handsome, well-proportioned figure, and measured about eight feet four inches in height. Of her subsequent history and cereer we have not been able to trace any account, since her provincial tour in Franco, after she had exhibited herself in this conulry. It is a curious fact that giants rarely exceed the age of forty or forty-five, and few amongst them ever show signs of much intellectual capacity. They are, as a rule, good-tempered, indolent and placid, their opposite extremes, the dwarfs, being irritable, active, clever und ill-tempered. Alliwiitik«e JYInrKP*.. MtMTADKitc, Sept. 4,— Whenl-jLoivor; So. S, spring, "il()®»T for Boiler cnfh; 118 for seller December; No. 1 northern 89, Corn— Steady j No. a, 40%. Oat«. -Dull; Nn. g white, 80©S«i.i. Pro- revisions— Qulot; 1'ork— 12.10 for ncllor Jnnuarj. CHICAGO, Sept. 4. — Flour— Nominally unchanged. Wlieat-En»y; MM', lor seller cnah ; 102LJ for Boiler December; 10014 f»r seller May, Ciiru— Steady; 4SV4 for seller caBb;45H for seller October; t!% for seller May. Oats— Easy; 85^ for Boiler end) ; asj.i for seller Jin/, llye— Easy; 01. Uarley— Finn; 05. Prime timothy seed -Ettsj, 1.85. Flas Beeil-1.42«. WhHkey.-l.18. Pork -Mull; 1MX) for seller cash; 9.85 for seller October; Il.b7!4 for seller January. Lard— Kasy; fl.2!i for seller cash; 0.80 for seller October; U.U5 for ncller January Shoulders— 6.7G®fi.87W ; short clear, 6.05@S.70; short ribs, r>.ivar> 35. Duller, cheow, eggs, hides and tallow unchanged. Flour— Receipts, 12.000: shipment*, 4,1X10. Wheat— Receipts, 54,'XX):-6h!pmeut8, 04/iuO. Corn— Receipts, Mi ,(100: nbluuieiUH. JlNi.iKX). Oats— Receipts, SM4,OOC; shipments, i!M,m CmoAao, ;tiopt. 8,— Tbe Droverx' Journal reports: Cattle— Receipts, 17,0(10; slow and lower; natives, 8.00®6.05; Texans,2.70®8 115; rangers, 8.2S ©8.05. UOKS— Receipts 22,(KH>; uctlve puckers, •I 10<a4.!»; mixed 4.01134,45; prime hcnvy iilrtl butchers' weights,' 4.50<gH.(l5; llghl, 4.nrxn/4.70. Sheep— l(t'CBljits,K,OOOi Steady; natives, 4.00&4.MU; wetterns, 4.10ISH.80; Ti'xann •I.OCSiirl.'.J); lambs. 5.1,0 @tl.OO. the frail" THUft Nashville Road Is • dened. fievoltcfs Make the Ifaifl Dance as tho Bobbers Call Off. ftube Bnrro«s Is Suspected of Haviflf * Organized the ifafatidfftg . ;*, Band. ' i ItKCKl VO5S imUTAr, TIIJSATAI ISN'T. The American Nomuil. Scrlhnor's Magazine. A curious outgrowth of the rivalries of American cities, is tho practice that Fulltur iiml fiou. There was an educational scene, says the Minneapolis Times, clown at tho depot tho othqr day between a man and a boy, hut it was the man that needed the education, nottho^boy. The boy came Ihero lo meet »toHp»t»i 1 I>'ri)U<U un Ilia (Inline! Stilton Aiuon'g the inheritances from tho ad- mjnistrution of Mr. Buuhiimtn was tin application fin- the roissuu of a lot of coupon bonds allowed to havo been destroyed. The cliiiiimiit.H pioved the fuel us clotuJy us liuman testimony could—Iliul these bonds, raich with six coupons attached, were do- posited in' a locked mini-bug in Frmikfwt, transported lo Liverpool, and there delivered into thu hands of uu ugcnt of the pofctoJHco on boiird u stoiuu-ship which was wrecked by collision, and went, with all its mails, and all but two or thiee of those on board, to the bottom pf tho s>ou. Thfl complctoiiess of tho evidence was itself a source of suspicion, and, much to tho chrffrin of tho claimants, Stvietury Cluise affirmed the dicision of a bureau officer that the duplicates should not be iubued except by tho diiectiou of congress. On tl^e application of tho claimants ut tho next Wt.6i.on, congress passed an act directing the i«su,e of tho duplicates. The cUtUM- W iiguiu presented with tho act, and the duplicates were domwdud. The l -—• officer itgaiu reprebputod bis '~~T-.ni.* 9 , ff^W Wl1 ' ^ itb ^ e tftRpf the latter, the yy^wit regu,la- his father and failed lo bring some piece of baggago (hut was expected. "I did just as you toltl mo to, papa, said tho little fellow, who was a manly little chap. Ihe I car- told John to got it and put it ii riage and ho didn't do it," lf l don't believe you are tolling me tho truth, "giiid the father inn loud bullying lone." You forgot to say a word about it, and when 1 get homo I'll settle with you," "But, father, 1 did." "HuBh up," said the man sternly, while thi) boy'scheolts Jlushtul und his uye« filled with tears. At that moment Iho man John, who seemed to bo a family factotum or couoh- uinn, came into the depot and iho father asked him about tho matter. "Fred is right, sir," said tho man candidly; "he told mo about it, but I had a good bit to Jo, an' it slipped my mind. You can blamo pie, sir, if. anything is wrong.'' Did the father then turn lo his little son and -link to be excused for doubting his word and spo'ildiifcr harshly? Not a bit of it. He looked as angry its if he wished his son had been wrong, iud tho passengers waiting there were sorry for that boy's future. •'• '4'JH!Y STO4.15 A TJ{UN«. Au Afcvot l-u»i-s u Trunk timl Cuul«»U . Bm«Usuuna, Wis,, f-'c-pt. I—Last Thursday night u trunk containing svnuple sh.UiWls, valued at $350, belonging to OSC.IT Froiiid, traveling salesman tor Carson, l j iru, Scott & Co., Chicago, \viis stolen from tho depot Ueio. Later the trunk was fiuud, broken open, and with contents gone. Lust evening two trumps were observed stealing u ride on a freight trttifl, curving two bundles, Tb,py wore wrested ut Elroy, but the Vuodloe had dissipp^iireil. TUo tiffijir in shrouded iu myntory. obtains so generally of offering bonuses and pecuniary inducements to manufacturers to move their plant. After a fire thai burned down a part of sewing-machine factory the other clay, the owners received so many proposals from aspiring cities that want to tako them in, that they wore obliged to publish a notice to tho effect thai only u small part of their works hud been burned, and llmt Ihey ware not open to proposals for adoption. Any fiuitory or established business employing labor can have its choice, nowadays, from a long list of cities, new and old, any of which will give it a site for a factory, pay the expenses of moving, and perhaps contribute substantially toward tho construction of a new building. People who own land, or are engaged in business in cities, realize that it pays them to have their cities grow, and are willincr to hire desirable inhabitants to come to them. They rely upon getting their money back in the increased value of land, or the general increase in business, Tho result is that the migratory disposition already so pronounced in Ihose days is intensified, and it has become a familiar thing not merely for individuals to move, but for great aggregation of working-men to shift the scene of their activities from one city to anolhor, sometimes thousands of miles away, Time was when where the average man found himself living, there ho continued to live, unless circumstances of exceptional urgency impelled him fo chance his residence. It is different now. Transportation has becouiB so cheap, and travel so easy, that the ties of locality sit very lightly on Americans, and tho fact that you find him settled this year in New Yoik or Pennsylvania, affords you a very uncertain basis for expecting to find him next year in the same place. When you hear of him iigani, if he hasn't moved to Texas, lacoma, or southern California, or Maine, or North Dakota, you fool that he must have hud some exceptionally good reasons for staying at homo. Men used to waif their heads, and croak about the inability of rolling stones to pother moss. We have changed all that, Moss is ut a discount and there is u "premium upon rolling. A Illllf VTItUMl Doy liuniB a Clillil lllitl IK liiirnefl ill Turn. EAST LIVEUVOOL, 0., Sept. 8.—Word comes from Walker's a small hamlet situated between this place and Wellsville, of a case of barbarous cruelty which occured there. Elias Glass lives there and works in tho sewer pipe works at that place. His wife works in the glass factory in this city. Both are absent from home through the day and the house is left in charge of their young children. The youngest child is about a year old and the oldest is a half-wilted boy about H years old. While the parents were away as usual, the baby became fretful, and its cries so enraged the boy that he lifted its skirts and placed the little one on a hot stove ind held it there uiitil it was hnriiod in a horrible manner. When the mother returned home in the evening and heard from the other children what had happened she bared the boy's back and with a stout strap, on the end of which was a buckle, beat him until his back was covered with blood and bruises. Later, when tho father returned home and was informed of what had occurred, IIP stripped the boy's legs, took a lid from the stove and applied it to the bore limbs of the boy in several places, scaring • him terribly at every touch, The township authorities hearing of the affair, had the parents arrested. A HUllJGJi COLJ^Al'SlSl). Thirty Versona Find I'enoo In it Wnlery Grave. PitAOUB, Austria, Sept. 4.—A bridge in this city over the Moldau, or, which were a number of persons watching tho flood in that stream, collapsed today, Thirty persons were drowned. Two more arches of the Carlsbruecke bridge collapsed today, destroying the monuments erected thereon. The inhabitants ore panic stricken and are seeking refuge on Ihe house lops. The dam of Prince Schworzenberg's greab fish pond at Wittingau has burst S1AK1S AN ASSIGNMENT. lioxie & Mellor, tiuiuberiuim, AUauhml ut Aiiligo. An'1'iao, Wis., Sept. 8.—Hoxie & Mellor, heavy lumbir and general merchants of Antigo and Ironwood, Mich,, were attached at the latter place, Monday nigl't, for $75,000, on a claim of the First National bank, of Oshkosh. The firm gave a mortgage on tho Jron\yood lumber yard for the .'amount. A meeting of other creditors will probably be hem here. Hoxie A; Mellor is one of the most extensive logging and lumbering firms in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan. It has a saw-mill, yoids and headquarters at Autigo, besides a general merchandise store; yards nt Bessemer and Ironwood, and another largo general store at tho latter town. 11 dealt largely in miners' supplies, hay, feed and produce, and did an oiiormous business on the Gogebio range. The firm has always been supposed to be sound, and so far there is no reason for a change of this opinion, Tho firm i> worth »600,000, BUFVUCATBl) IN A \VEI.,L. MOBILE. Ala., Sept. 2.—The Lriuisville*' & Nnshvilk cannon ball train, which left'' Mobile at 8 o'clock last night, was held tip at Big Escambia bridge, half a mile flaw of Pensacola Junction, by • robbers, *ho entered the express car and compelled the messenger to give up the contents ot his safe. It is not known just what is the extent of the loss. Having secured the valuables the robbers jumped off and took to the Woods. .-*•*! The first news of the robbery received in Mobile by the railway officials was but meagfre. The train was held tip abdat half a mile above Flomaton Junction, arid the people theifc knew very little of what occurred, for the train was delayed sevefl minutes only, and. there was not much chance of learning what had occurredi ,* Engineer Bob Sizer says he was •pulling , out of Flomaton, and, just as the train, ij which is the through express from New 1 Orleans, got under way he turned around 1 and saw a man standing near him. Befofe he could ask a question or look twice itfd , big revolvers were iii his face. He was toltl to run his train up to the Escariaba Rive.r bridge several miles distant and stop on the bridge. There was nothing, • left for him to.do but to obey find he did ^ so. There the train stopped on ,the bridge. The engineer was next told to get off his engine and he did so. Then the robber directed Sizer to go to the express ca"r: and force an entrance. The robber putting a heavy mallet in his hand, -Sizer did so, nnd burst open the car door. Express Messenger Archie Johnson was standing in the car with his pistol in his hand, but seeing Sizer he lowered it. The next minute he was covered nnd told to lay down his gun, and he obeyed. Then th§ robber standing in the car door compelled the messenger to open the safe and hand him all the money. While this operation was going on the fellow was standing in the door cooly looking at the victim, and firing first to one side of the train, and then the other . to overawe the passengers, and the train A crew. When he got the money the robber told Sizer to follow him. The man , K showed the way to the engine, bade Sizer « pull out, and with a porting shot and a ; wild yell dashed off in the bushes and was lost to sight. A posse has left Flomaton, and another has left Mobile in pursuit of the robbers. Some surprise is expressed here that the robbers selected this particular train, as it is well known that the other trains carry Ihe most of the express money, No. 6, (lie robbed train, carrying a very little i at any time, and a small amount on this occasion. It is said that Rube Burrows was recently seen in Florida, and there is a possibility that he ordered the assembling of the gang at Flanmton, and joined them there to superintend the proper conduct of the affair, but this robbery looks more like the work of the celebrated L'apt. Bunch. DES1IU5S NO MISSION. Tom Platt ReftiMGH tho .llinl»<er»M|i to Spain.' NEW YOIIK, Sept. 2.—The Sun this morning publishes the following extremely interesting and significant correspondence whbh has passed between Secretary Elaine and ex-Senator Thomas C. Platt: "DEl'AKT.MUNT OF STATE, WASIIIKG- TON, D. C., June 28, 1890.—MY DEAI^ Mu. PjjATT: By the president's direction and with great personal pleasure myself, I tendci lo you the mission to Spain made vacant by tbe resignation pf Hon. T. W. Palmer, of Michigan. Hoping that your convenience and your desires will combine to persuade you to accept the position, I am yours very sincerely, JAMES G. BI.AINE." "NEW YOJIK, July 5, 1890. ' MY DEAII Mu. BI.AINE: I am in receipt of your esteemed favor of the 28th ult., conveying to me the president's instructions and your compliments in tendering me the mission to Spain made vacant by the resignation of Gov. Palmer, of Michigan. While properlyi estimating the honor conferred and duly appreciating this evidence of the president's confidence and 3'otir personal regard, 1 feel constrained to return my declination of the position. Numerous business engagements und obligations preclude the possibility of my accepting tho responsibility of ofhce of any name or nature, local or federal, however honorable and alluring it may be. [ shall be content to serve in the ranks, asking no other reward than the proud consciousness of possessing the confidence and esteem of those true republicans who, liko yourself, have made tho 'grand old party' immortal. Yours faithfully, T. C. PLATT," The Sun also represents Mr. Platt as replying to the question whether he would be a candidate for the United States senate this winter by taking back the letter and reading aloud that portion of it in which he refers to business engagements precluding any office. When he had done ibis, Mr. Plait remarked: •'! should think anyone could understand lhat." PATAl., FIRE IN XKW YOIIK. Three Men Sillier Dentil From tlio Avilou olTotil GaatiH, Nisw YOHK, Sept. 4.— About 8 o'clock this morning John Dillon, a laborer, went down into a well which he had been en- S iigred to claim on the property or ICat illon, iu West New Brighton, Statei Island. After his being down a shorl time and it being noticed ho hud stoppet work, Thomas Sheehan climbed dowi to see what was the mutter with Dillon. When Hearing the bottom o: tho well Sheehon was seen by the onlookers to throw up his hands and fa! heavily to the bottom. A man nauiet Fleming then volunteered to go down and rescue the two men. He edged his way down, but had gono only a little way when he gave a cry, threw up his hands and fell to tho bottom. After some difficulty and no little danger ropes and hooks were secured and the dead bodies of the llireo men were pulled lo Ihe surface, all three having been suffocated lo death by foul gases. Tho well is twenty feet deep. ,«Ei«i.m. A Cron-dffii llulldlugSet .lldn/u by tin Explosion. _ NEW YuiiK.Sept. 3.—Tha pretuises,_227 *" to 231 East Fifty-sixth street, wore de-'" \ stroyed by fire this morning. The low- / er nart of the building was occupied by T.liagan, and the upper portion by the Hossmore cigar factory. The men employed by Hagan, who is a manufacturer of .roofing material, had jus . entered the celler, when an explosion occurred in tho back part of the collar. The men fled for their lives. One of them, Daniel Hilliun. 17 years old, is missing. Ho is supposed to have perished. John Logan, another workman, was i adlv burned about the head and limbs. Within fifteen minutes after tho first alarm was sent out tho whole five-story structure was ablaze from cellar to roof.' The heat was so intense as to set fire to the lints adjoining on either side, 225 and 283 East Fifty- sixth street. The entire to)) floor of 233 was gutted. While one of the engines was going to the firo the horses slipped on Ihe asphalt pavement and the driver was thrown from his seat under the wheels of the engine. The loss sustained by both firms is estimated at $40,000; insured. When Paudet in his youth was engaged to become the Secretary of the Dwfee dtf Moiry he was purpi-isod at being received at his ftist interview with his employer with a marked degroe of coldness mid an abrupt intimation that hfl uiigh' *~~ The Duko afterword confessed la that on beholding the soft-eyed, long-haired youth, lie fancied one was playing a trick upi substituted n pretty girl to lfiy UlUg jome '/and new Secretary. Buftho passa(re%f yeiwe UH well »» Daudet's intense suffering from, , have deprived hiia of tbe delicate bloom *ud fominiue charm of his eiirly years. A ro»tgfflcu .OlUclia Kills UU llrlclu Hud Himself. BBUI.IN, Sept. 2.— A postoflice twsiiitanl hore, who ha? occupied a responsible position for twenty-three, yearn, and- risen to ft salary of seventeen bhilliugs per week, shot hiuiself yesterday at his rooms on the Reioheuberger Strasse, Before killing himself he killed his intended bride, Helen Ricjjtw, a bowutit'ul yowoggirl,' Whan the police entered the apportmouts, ftttmofod by the reports of the pistol, they found the wost sqyalU! eurrouuduige mid evidences of ftwtul poverty. A letter wntteu by the suicide gave as % re*8p» for bis act a debt of 33 jyaiTts, for which , being prated ft«d which he wp uble to pay, twd likewise the utter hope- lees^ess of his efforts to eorp sufficient in fee governjBjeftfc service tp live u^n,. 'f (je ~" ..... " " ' 4 (Hi suss F. soil yi>IST HEAD. She Drovrni Heruolf lu the l.iuito kco )tu«errolr. MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2.—Fra\(- Scltiilist, a girl 17 years old, coiuf$| suicide at an earley hour this jumping into the reservoir The deceased was a daughter^ Schulist, a laborer who lives at Sk'Wrg street, and she kept house for l\i father, who is a widower. She was ; 'igaged to bo married soon, tind when ner father came home lust night hu f«uitd tho girl and her lover at the house. The couple parted on tho Jjpst of (ernts, /and her »ui- i-ide is not attributed lo an.v disagreement between them. T' This morning, about,6:45 o'clock, a watchman who was posaiig along, i'ouud the body in tho reservjtr. It \vw taken out and afterwwds ^Heftii&eA as the remains of Mss Schist. Whether she went to the reservoir late last night or early this morning, few not yet beoij determined. Sho h,aii not been well for the past few days, w<( it is thought that feer sickness rendered her temporarily insane, prompted, her to take Uer uwn life. Employers' Defense association wfw The accordingly coftstituted, wd ft coiwuittee appointed to co-operation,. draft a scheme of colonial J-OBW AN A880C1ATIQK.

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