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«*¥? ^v^^f'-vr, TH1 , :: WE P NEgDAg, j 29. 1 883. _.. ' s _ A Washingfloh dispatch announces the appointment of Washington Hesing, editor of .the Illinois 'Staata- Zeitung, as postmaster at Chicago. In the annual convention of the Knights of Labor, in session at Philadelphia, the Powderly and antt- Powderiy "factions became quite antagonistic, and as a restilt Powderly tendered his resignation as general master workman. Bx-Gor. Jacobs of West Virginia died on the 24th of heart disease. ' Advices from the region traversed by the Lehigh road say that the officials of that road have succeeded in raising the blockade which the strikers had establ'shed. The strikers, however, are not discouraged and say they are prepared to spend a quarter of a million in the fight. The services attending the burial of the late General Rusk, ex-secretary of agriculture and ex-governor of Wisconsin, were held at Viroqua, Wis. . on the 24th, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that pUce. Among the honory pall-bearers were ex-Attorney-General Miller, Senator Vilas, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Willets, ex-Secretary Cameron, Sawyer and Spooncr, Governors Hoard and Fairchild, and Supreme Court Justice Cassiday. Among those present we're ex-President Harrison and Governor Peck, with the present and ex-state officials. At Detroit the Edson, Morse & Co. dry goods establishment burned out with a loss of $700, 000. Three men are known to have lost their lives, while five arc missing and are supposed to be in the ruins, Advices up to November 10, by the steamer Almeda, which arrived at San Francisco from Honolulu on the 23d, are to the effect that Minister Willis had not as yet taken any action. In a number of addresses he had managed to lead the adherents of the provisional government to believe that he would not attempt to restore the deposed queen, and the royalists to believe that he would. Fire broke out in an opera house at Newburn, Tenn., and before it was extinguished three lives had been sacrificed and a half dozen persons were injured. Directum, the trotting stallion, and Alix, the western mare Alix trotted a match at Fleetwood Park, New York, for §5,000. Directum won in three straight heats, making the last in 2:08, the fastest mile ever trotted in November. By fire which started at midnight and burned until morning, at Springfield, Mass., seven blocks were destroyed, entailing a loss of £2,000,000. Through the theft of proofs of the report while in the government printing office, Commissioner Jilount's report relative to the Hawaiian matter became public on the 20th. In this report Mr. Blount charges Minister Stevens with conspiracy with a num- •ber of natives and a larger number of foreigners to dethrone the queen and • establish a provisional government to be followed with annexation to the : United States. He charges there was collusion on the part of the minister .and revolutionists. He points out that ;by the time and place, the haste with which Mr. Stevens acted, and by quoting from Stevens' report and papers on file at the legation, and declares that the minister misrepresented the revolution to the United States govern- >ment. He criticises Stevens, saying: "Stevens consulted freely with the leaders of the revolutionary movement from the evening of the 14th. They disclosed to him all their plans. They leared arrest and punishment. He promised them protection. They seeded troops on shore to overawe the queen's supporters and government. This he agreed to and did furnish. They had few arms and no trained •soldiers. They did not mean to fip-ht. Tlie leaders of the revolutionary movement would not have undertaken it but for Stevens' promise to protect them. But for this their mass meeting •would not have been held. But for this no request to the jand troops would been made. Had troops not been landed, no measure for tho organization of a new government would have been taken. The American minister and revolutionary leaders had determined on annexation to the United States, and had agreed on the part each was to act to the very end." Ex- Mimster Stevens, when interviewed m regard to the contents of the report, said JJlount's report, so far as given to the public, is ex-parte and a shameless perversion of the facts. With reasonable promptness he said he would be heard in bis own defense. Advice* from England say that a very severe storm raged in that country acd extended along the entire northern portion of the European continent. The greatest damage was done at sea, where satires of boats were wrecked and hundreds of lives were lost. In England the snow Drifts are immense and traffic is de- 3 .ved to an alarming extent Advices from Buffalo say there is an- big" strike on among the train- of the LaJiign Valley railroad. is pretty vy0U Ue4 up and the JtfcCHSB WAS'WIM AN IOWA BRUTE PROMPTLY STRUNG UP. HON. Frftnk Ougtftvcfton Lynched at the i>661 of An OtttimvFft Juntlco'8 Court fot AdsaulthiK a Little Girl—Mob Wanted to lIAng Another Prisoner. HARRISON'S SECRETAR'V' OP AGRICULTURE PASSES AWAY. bov6rhor of State of 'Wisconsin— End Comes After n iVlnfnt i ItaoA*',— Close of an Able and itotmfcble Career. ., Iowa, NOT. 23.—The manner with which criminals have been dealt with in this county in the last twfelve months had its climax in the swift work of Judge Lynch on a principal thoroughfare yesterday. Monday night Frank Gustaveson enticed Sarah 'Sax, a 4-year-old girl, into his room and brutally assaulted her. She staggered home, told the awful story, and the fiend was arrested in his room by the officers, who found complete evidence Of his crime. The expectation that'trouble would bccur yesterday afternoon at the preliminary trial -of the man was well founded. The news was made public that the prisoner was to be brought out for trial at Justice Truitt's court about 2 o'clock. A casual observer could not notice that anything was wrong with the few innocent looking persons who stood on the corner about this time. Soon clown Main street came Constable Brown with his prisoner, and behind him was Deputy Sheriff Gray and Marshal Gephart. When they arrived at the justice's perhaps not over twenty-five persons were congregated. At the head of the stairs stood a number of persons, among them the aged grandfather of the little girl, who sprung at the prisoner. He was pushed from behind, and a general scuffle ensued. The crowd was pushed insido and the scuffle continued. , ( The crowd below by this time had become larger, and cries of "Han(| him!" were heard. A number of police officers and deputy sheriffs wero distributed along the sidewalk and inside the office. The sheriff saw thai Something decisive must be done, anil spoke to the crowd, warning them thai they must not attack the prisoner and violate the law of the state. This was effective in quieting them, but the crowd did not disperse. Just thirty minutes sfter the prisonei was conducted to the justice's office, the inob made an attack on the small squad of police and deputies congregated at the head of the stairway leading to the court room, where the prisoner lay crouching in a corner,guarded by the sheriff and deputized citizens. They experienced considerable difficulty in forcing their way to the head of the stairs and into the door. Once inside the little room the prisoner was at their mercy and before he had a chance to say a word he was hurried to the door and hanged to the railing oi the justice's stairs. After the body had remained suspended several" min- § nr) . utes the rope broke, letting the corpse i J 1 ;',' u ,^ ""!' fall t.n t.llR siHnwnllr. frnm wliip.Vi it. wn OI Ule iWOnty-. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 23. — A spe- eial from Viroqua says ex-Secretary of Agriculture J. M. Rusk died at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. . Gen. Jeremiah McLean Busk of Wis consin, ex-secretary of agricultures was born in Morgan county, Ohio s June 17 1830. His father was Daniel Rusk .anc his mother Jane Fakner lluslc. He received a public school education. When he was 14 years old the suppori of his mother and sisters fell upo'n him. He worked on the home farm until he was Ifi years old, antl then he engaged in driving a stage be tween Zanesville and Newark. In 1853 Gen. Rusk removed to Vernon county (then called Bad Axe county), Wisconsin, married and opened a hotel. He fall to the sidewalk, from which it wa picked up and thrown into a wagon itnd amid the hoots and cries of tin now thoroughly excited mob th wagon was driven at a rapid pace ti the jail, followed by the mob. Th'j rope with which the fiend wa hanged was brought to the scene b; the mother of the child and by he furnished to the mob at-the moment h( fell into their hands. The crowd surrounded the entranci of the jail and demanded to know i the wretch was dead or alive. Mayor LaForce mounted a high box and said "Men of Ottumwa, the man is dead now quietly disperse. You have done all you can do. He is a dead man. D nothing now to disgrace yourselves.' Voices called out, "That's right,' and the mob gradually broke up anc dispersed. The body was taken to the undertaker's at 3 o'clock, and then no longer remained any doubt tha life was extinct. The only thing know: about Gustaveson is that he came fron Minneapolis last week. His victim i still alive, but cannot recover. For a time it looked as if the mob would not be satisfied until it hac taken another life. The trial of EC Walton, for the murder of a young gir by malpractice, began yesterday morning in Judge Babb's court. When the mob made a break for the jail some one yelled "Let's get Walton," bul fortunately he had been spirited away by the officers. HON. J. M. BUSK. was elected sheriff and to other local offices and began to take an active interest in county affairs. In 1861 h< was elected to the legislature, whew one of his first acts was to have the name of his county changed from Bad Axe to Vernon. His services in the legislature were quite satisfactory to his constituents, and he could have been re-elected. Bui he preferred to serve his country in the army, and in July, 1802, he enlisted and was made major of the Twenty-fifth Wisconsin regiment. He was offered a lieutenant-colonelcy, but preferred being a major, as he acknowledged himself to be a green hand at military tactics. He was present at the siege of Vicksburg, and at Helena (Jan. 15, 1803) he was made a lieutenant- colonel for gallant conduct. In 1803 he joined Sherman's forces and took part with distinction in the Meridian campaign. At the battle of Decatur, Ga., (July 22, 1-104) Col. Montgomery who was in com- THE GASFORD BURNS. Citptuln and nwu. The Terrific Struggle of Her Crew at Hoa. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Nov. 25.— The steamship Santa Rosa arrived last evening and reported having spoken the English ship Gasford on fire at the Cojo anchorage, two miles east of Point Conception. The Gasford, Capt. Metham, is a four-masted iron ship, loaded with coal, MO days from Liverpool, bound to San Francisco. Fire in the hold was discovered last Saturday and the captain and crew bent their efforts to get to land. They succeeded in reaching Cojo yesterday but the fire was raging so fiercely that the crew left the ship and put ashore in boats. When the Santa Rosa pas-wed her the steamer Casper was alongside, doing what she could to save the Gas- foid and cargo. As soon as news reached here the tug .Monarch of San Francisco left immediately for the scene of the fire. The fire spread with amazing rapidity and early in the afternoon the decks wera ablaze. The ship's papers, instruments and chests are understood to have been saved. The crew also left the Gasford. Late last night she was a muss of flames. Emperor William Courteous, BERLIN, Nov. 24.— Emperor William has sent to Prince Hohenlohe, governor of Alsace-Lorraine, an autograph letter in which he praises the effective measure" which have been adopted to meet the fodder famine in Alsace-Lorraine. _ Our Silver Investment. WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.— Director Preston of the mint bureau has prepared for the use of Secretary Carlisle a statement showing in detail the amount and cost of the silver purchased under the Sherman act, from the time of its enactment to its repeal. Ton a Sites on the Strip. WASHINGTON, Nov. 34. — - Commissioner Lamoreaux says that no assessment for payment of expenses of surveying 1 and plaiting town sites in the Cherokee gtrip js necessary, &s the expenses 8£e defrayed pom a Com- mand of a brigade, was wounded in the arm and captured. Rusk commanded his regiment until Montgomery was released' from prison. He continued to servo with Sherman until the close oi the war, and commanded the advance of the Seventeenth corps in his famous march to the sea, serving as brigade commander. At the battle of Salkehatchie he led the advance iipon the enemy's entrenchments and carried them by assault against heavy odds. For his services on this occasion he was made brevet brigadier-general of volunteers at the close of the war. At the close of the war Gen. Rusk was elected bank controller of Wisconsin for the term of 1KOO-07, and in 1807 was elected for another two-years' term. In 1870 he was elected to the Fifty-second congress and was elected to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth congresses, serving from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1877 During his career in the house he was the leader of the Wisconsin delegation and he was active and earnest in his support of the arrears-of-pension bill. In May, 1SSI, Gen. Rusk was nominated to be charge d'affaires for Par- guay and Uruguay, but he declined the appointment. He also declined to accept an appointment as chief of the bureau of engraving and pi-inting. In the fall of 1S81 he was the republican candidate for governor of Wisconsin and was elected by a plurality of 11,907. He was re-elected in 1884 by a plurality of 19,20'J and in 1880 by a plurality oi 18,718. His terms of service covered the period from January, 1882, to January, 1889, and he proved himself to be a prompt, firm, intelligent and able governor. During tne anarchist troubles in the west in 1880 he distinguished himself anvng all the governors as the one with the firmness to put the movement down from the very start. He ordered the militia to fire on the dangerous mob when they attempted to destroy life and property. His action was so prompt and vigorous that it put a stop to anarchism in Wisconsin and brought him applause from all parts of the country. Gen. Rusk was a candidate for the nomination for president in 1888. His canvass was conducted with dignity, but he received only the support of Wisconsin in the convention and withdrew after the third ballot. When the department of agriculture was created it was Gen. Rusk whom President Harrison called upon to take the position of his first secretary and he conducted his department in a satisfactory manner. He did much to stamp out contagious diseases among cattle, instituted the microscopic examination of pork and had published a book on the horse, which was in great demand. After leaving the cabinet he returned to his old home in Viroqua, where he lived in retirement. Resignation Accepted. WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 —Secretary iarlisle has received the resignation of Etenry G. Heffron, surveyor of customs at Denver, Colo. Three Girl* Killed by » Train. XKNIA, Ohio, Nov. 2 J.— A west bound Pan Handle train yesterday afternoon struck a carriage containing Sallie an-J fcopbia Kelso, daughters of Dr. S. M- Kelso, and Lelia McDill, daughter of Prof. David McDill, instantly killing 1 ,he three young ladies. Jipt to Come to America. ROME, Nov. 31.— A report has been ssued by \/ho minister of foreign af- 'airg, based on the reports of the Ital- an consul in New York a»d the consul eneral of Jt§ly at S»n Francis,co, ad»o farmer emigration to State.8. i» $C£o«nt ,of " OtOLtfTl StfeftS 50WN. „• Italian Cabinet tenders its JRoultfnttilbft to f.ho Klnff. ROME, Nov. 27.—A meeting of the cabinet was held this morning. The situation arising from, the reading yesterday in the chatn'bei of deputies of the report of the committee appointed to investigate the bank scandals Was most thoroughly discussed and the ministers decided that their usefulness was at an end. In accordance with this decision the cabinet tendered its resignation as a Whble to King Humbert. The outgoing ministry was made up as follows: Sir Giovanni Giolitti, president of the cotmcil and minister of the interior. . Sig. Benedetto Brin, minister of foreign affairs. Sig. Bernardino Grimaldi, minister of the treasury and ad interim minister of finance, i Sig. Santamaria,. minister of justice and ecclesiastical affairs. Gen. Luigi Pelloux, minister of war. Admiral Racchia, minister of marine. S ; ". Pietro Lacava, minister of commerce, industry and agriculture. Sig. Ferdmando Martini, minister of public instruction. Sig. Francesco Genala, minister of public works. Sig. Camillo Fiuoccularo-Aprile. minister of posts and telegraphs. MAY JOIN COtMHLlN. FOY LIKELY TO BE FOR THE CRONIN ARRESTED MURDER. Much Kvldenco ARtilnst ttliti—Stfttft'a •Attorney Korti Considering th« Advisability of. Ilitvliig the Suspect Placed In fcnstody. The Trade Marie Lawsuit To enjoin the Chattanooga Medicine Company from using the name M. A. Thedford or M. A. Thedford X-. Co. in onnection with their liver medicine of Black-Draught has been decided by Judge Newman in the U. S. circuit court in Atlanta, Ga.. and tlie suit dismissed. One branch of the case in which the court was asked to enjoin ,he Rome Company from manufaotur- ng a medicine said to be an imitation of the Chattanooga Medicine Co.'s medicine, has been appealed, and will be argued before the U. S. appellate iourt in N. O. in a few months. The large trade mark rights involved n these suits, make them interesting ,o all manufacturers who claim promotion under trade mark laws against concerns who atl empt to pirate legiti- nate demand. In publishing the result of the suit n Atlanta, the Chattanooga Daily .'nnes says: Tlie Chattanooga Medicine Company ,ncl their predecessors have been in he medicine business in this city with ne slight interruption sincj 1872. They have the most completely equip- ted medicine factory south of the Ohio iver. Their goods are sold in every state and territory in the union, and to some extent in foreign countries. Their M. A. Thedford & Co.'s Liver Medicine or Black Draught, is one cf the most extensively used liver medicines in the world,' and their McElree's Wine of Carclui has a reputation and sale greater than any other of its class in the United States. The company has practically unlimited capital, competent and energetic officers, and a reputation for integrity and f air dealing that places them above reproach in the commercial world. They have an extensive branch house in St. Louis. They are publishers of the "Ladies' Birthday Almanacs," the 1894 edition of which, consistingof 10,000,000 copies, is now being distributed. The company employs a large number of traveling salesmen, visiting all parts of the country, besides their factory force, among which there are fifty to seventy-five young ladies. The Times cheerfully commends this meritorious enterprise as being worthy of the patronage they are receiving, and any effort to cripple them should be condemned by all. Chicago Uoard of Trade, CHICAGO, Nov. 24.—The dullness was the chief feature of the wheat trade this morning. Chicago receipts were down to 102 cars. Northwestern receipts were down to 546 cars. Two days showed 1,141 cars Minneapolis and Duluth, against 1,661 a year ago. Eight primary markets had but 027,000 bu. On the other hand, Atlantic ports cleared but 24,000 bu wheat and 33,000 brls of flour. The 2fi,000 bu of wheat out of New Orleans added made less than 20U,000 total wheat and flour. The market started with the least show of firmness at Gl^o December and 67%e May, last night's figures. Up to the lait hour the December price had %o change to 61c, and May sold at 67%o, %a range. There was a (rood rally in wheat the last half hour. The decline during three hours of dullness was MO. The advance during thirty minutes of activity was %c and the oloso %c or more over last night. From 61 the December went to 61%c, closing 61%'@Gl%e, May jumped from 67% to fiBltfe, closing Ol%($ G3>£c. All closing cables were weak and there appeared to be no good reason for the late bulge beyond the attitude of a few bhr operators. There was little feature to the provision trade. Prices ruled higher most of the session. The pork opened higher at $13.00 and $12.70 January and May, declined to $12.47K and I13.62X and at 1 o clock rallied to t!2.55 and I18.67K or 5 to 7><c over laat nigt. Lard sold for January at $7.83 and 17.80 and rallied to about tba opening price. Eibs sold at I6.57K, the Thursday closing, and up to $6.85 late in the day. Pork closed $12.55 January, $12.67^ May, lard $7.S3>£ and $7.67>£ same months ribs 16.85 and $6.70. Quotations were: Articles. Highest Lowest. Wh't, 3— Nov.... Deo.... May.... Corn, 3— Nov.... Deo.... Jan.... May..,, Oats, 2— Nov... Deo.... May... Pork-Nov.... Jan.... May.... Lard— Nov.... Tan.... May. .. B. Rib».. Nov.... Jan May.... ,35% .35^ .39% .80% ia'eo" 12.70 7.85 7.75 6.65 .67% .85 .3*. .85 .27% .37% .30% 13 13.60 7 80 7.65 6.57^ oi.oai.-'G. Nov. 24. .61% .85'J .89% •37% •37% .30% ia.55 6.65 6.70 Nov. 28. .60% 13.6%' 7.85 7.73^ 6.05 NICTHKROY READY FOR WORK. for Brazil l>as§e« S»ndy Now NEW YOBK, Nov. !,3— At 8:30 this morning the Brazilian cruiser Nicther roy passed Sandy Aook. Twenty minutes later she passed the station boat outside the bar without stopping, and it is thought she had no pilot on board. The vessel was running at half speed and headed south. She may cruise around in this vicinity for » coup,le of days, Capt. E. Jv, PR bpa.rd an4 >yUl p| CHICAGO, Nov;.2i).-^-It is hot improb able that another arrest in Connection with the Cronin murder may be made very soon. Officers under direction of the* state's attorney's, office are investigating certain facts concerning Andrew Foy, who was a member of camp 20 and one of the most violent denun- ciators of the "British spy," who was alleged to be in, Chicago about the time that Dr. Cronin was killed. Foy has been under suspicion of knowing more or less about the murder ever since the part played b ( y camp 23 came to light, but the evidence connlacting him with events that seemed a part of the conspiracy was, until lately, of such a character that the officials did not feel justified in causing his arrest. Within the last few clays statements have been brought 'to the state's attorney's office accusing Foy in so specific a manner that his apprehension is seriously considered by the authorities. Foy wa's on the witness stand in the former trial. He was called by the state, but proved a most reluctant witness. The burden of his answers to all ques.tions.was: "I don't remember." He had forgotten scenes in camp 20 in which, according to other witnesses, he had been a prominent, actor. His knowledge of the condition of things in the Clan-na-Gael preceding the murder had faded from his mind. He was brought into the state's attorney's office and questioned by Judge Longenecker. but no information could be obtained from his stolid, persistent professions of ignorance. It is not probable that Foy, when confronted by the facts now in possession of the state, will continue to plead mental incapacity. It is known that Foy was the intimate associate of Burke, O'Sullivan, Cooney and Coughlin. It is asserted that in the few weeks preceding the crime Coughlin, Burke and Cooney made repeated visits to the Foy household and held long secret conferences with him. To these consultations no one was admitted, and there was evident fear on the part oi the men that their presence togethei should be discovered. In open conversation the men denouncacl some one whose name was never mentioned, but who was accused by them as being a spy. About this time, too, Foy told an intimate frend: "\Vearegoingtodc up a traitor—we will give it to him in the neck. ; ' On the night of the imirder Foy is said to have been absent from his home till very late. When he returned his clothes were stained with mud and he was nervous and excited. Later he let drop remarks which were overheard by others and which tend to show that he know what transpired in the Carlson cottage the night of May 4, 1880. These stories saicl to have been told by Foy coincide exactly with known facts in the case, and leave no doubt in them ind of the state's officers that Foy had absolutely correct information as to the details of the killing. Things that happened after the murder but strengthen the suspicions attaching to Foy. For instance, it is related that Burke, Coughlin and Coouey visited Foy at his home separately several times after the killing and assured him that >; it was all right—they haven't found out a thing yet." For several days these men are said to allay Foy's fears. There is a story, too, that on the night of May 12 Foy was absent from his home, and did not return till late •' OPTICAL PHENOMENON. *<wrl'st& lii Norway See thcmielvcs In the Middle of a. JKiilnfoow. A correspondent of Nature» at Christiana, gives an account ot a very curious phenomenon witnessed from. the top of Gausta mountain,.height- 6,000 Norwegian feet, in Telemarken,. south of Norway. We wero a party». he says, of two ladies and three gen- the summit of this mountain on August 4. On tho morning of that day the sky was passably clear; at noon there was a thick fog. E«t.ween 6 and 7 o'clock in the afternoon (the wind being south to southwest) the fog suddenly cleared itt places so that .we could see the surrounding country in sunshine through: the rifts. Wo mounted to the:flagstaff in order to obtain a better view of the scenery, and there wo at once observed in the fog ( in an easterly direction, a double rainbow forming a complete circle, and seeming to be twenty to thirty feet distant from us. In the middle of this we all appeared as black, erect and nearly life-size silhouettes. The outlines of tho silhouettes were so sharp that wo could easily recognize the figures of each other and every movement was reproduced. The head of each individual appeared to occupy tho centei 1 of the circle, and each of us seemed to bo standing- on the inner periphery of the rainbow. We estimated the inner radius of the circle to bo six feet. This phenomenon lasted several minutes, disappearing with the fogband, to be reproduced in new fog three or four times, but each time more indistinctly. The sunshine during the phenomenon seemed to be unusually bright. Mr. Kielland-Torkildsen, president of the Telemarken tourist club, writes tome that the builder of the hut on the top of Gausta has twHce seen spectacles of this kind, but in each case it was only the outline of the mountain, that was reflected on the fog. He- had never seen his own imago, and ho does not mention circular or other rainbows. THE SEVENTH SON. Tho tlie- Powers of One, so ISorn nn<l Antiquity of tho lieliol. Several passages of the scriptures (particularly Acts xix., 13-16), gives- us a hint that the seventh son was, even at that early date, supposed to- be a creature possessed of magical powers; or, at least, of an inherent knowledge of things that were veiled to common mortals. Dr. Wilder, in his dissertation on the occult sciences, says: "The Akkadians and their successors attached divine powers to the number seven, because the planets wero seven in number. Thus fc'aturn as the seventh planet had superior sanctity; and they also hallowed the seventh clay of tho week. The healing art was always more or less blended with astrology, and was a kind of priestcraft and caste distinc-. tion. Hence the seventh son was regarded, as a divine genius for healing and other sacred functions." Martinette, tho French astrologer, in writing on this curious "seventh son" subject savs: "If a man be the seventh son of his father, without any female intervening, he is a 'mar- cou.' He has on some part of his body the mark of a Hour de Us, and, like tho old-time kings of France, may be depended upon as possessing the power to cure king's evil. All that is necessary to effect a cure is that the marcou should breathe upon the affected parts, or that he admit the next day. It was on May 12 that I ol lotting the sufferer touch the mark the floor of the Carlson cottage was painted by the conspirators to cover up the tell-tale bloodstains. The next day Coughlin was at the Foy house' and was reproached by Mrs. Foy, it is said, with having led her husband into a dangerous situation. She bewailed her husband's absence and expressed her fear and belief that ho hud been arrested. Coughlin comforted her, it is related, saying: "Your husband is all right. lie is not arrested. Nobody knows a thing yet, and they can't find out anything. Tell him when you see him not to worry, that everything 1 will be all right." Mrs. Foy tearfully expressed solicitude for her future and the care of her small children, who, she said, would be left without support in the event oi Foy's arrest. '•Never fear about that," Coughlin is said to have replied. "You will be taken care of. If Andy is arrested all you have to do is to keep quiet. Don't talk to anybody. Keep yoxir mouth shut and you will be provided for. Mr. is in the habit of taking care of his friends." Receivers for Che Uqaltnblo League. BA.T.TIMOHK, Md., Nov. 25.—A decree affecting between 200,000 and 300,000 persons was signed by Judge Marian yesterday. In accordance with his decision mado AVednesday the judge yesterday morning ordered that the charter of the supreme court of the Equitable League of America be annulled; that the corporation be dissolved aud that its assets be distributed among the members entitled to them. To fulfill this order George R. Willis and S. Johnson Poe were appointed receivers for the leagiie, each being required to give a §400,000 bond. Gov. Mi-Kinley Goes to Boston. NEW YOHK, Nov. 2.1.—Gov. William Mclvinley of Ohio, who has been at the Windsor house for the last week, nas left for Boston. To-night he, speaks at a banquet of the Home Market club aud on Saturday will start for Ohio. Were Dlejjlug Without a Penult. KANSAS Cm-, Mo., Nov. 25.—The city marshal yesterday morning arrested six men employed. by_ the Waterworks company for digging in the streets without a permit. The city holds that as the franchise of the company has expired the company has no more right to dig in the streets than uny other private corporation. The franchise expired some time ago, Tho company refused to sell the plant to the city, as the conditions, under which it was granted stipulated, holding that the price til" city offered was not a fair ftps. of the lleur-de-lis. Of all the mar- cous of the Oi'leannis, ho of Orme is tho best known and most celebrated. Every yeai 1 , from twenty, thirty and even forty leagues around, crowds of patients come to visit him; but it is particularly in Holy week that his powers are most ellicaoious, and on tho night of Good Friday, fi-om midnight until sunrise, tho cure is certain." The lirst person alluded to in the bible as having boon a seventh son was Tiras, the son of Japhoth. Diklah, tho son of Joktan, belonged to the same category, but to neither are special powers attributed. Jtutiuliitiii.t; the Day. In different times and in different countries there have been at least four separate systems of regulating the civil day. Tho ancient Babylonians reckoned from sunrise to sunrise, and a great division of the Persians even to this day reckon the day as beginning at noon. The Romans finished one clay and commenced another at midnight, and it was from them that we have inherited our time-reckoning custom. The Athenians, and the Jews, dust prior to tlie crucifixion, at least,) finished the day with sunset. The scientists have their "sidereal" and "solar" modes of keeping track of tho flight of time, besides a variety of other systems. Tho Jiyo. There is a remarkable sympathy between the eyes. So much is this the case that any serious injury to one is almost certain to affect the other, hence the necessity which often arises for tho removal of the injured eye mainly for the sake of saving the other. This sympathy has been shown to extend so far that- color perceived by one eye alone excites the retina of the other. The Hook '1'Uat Helped Him. "Will you oblige me," said the reporter who gets novel interviews, "by telling me what book has helped you most in life!"' And after a thoughtful pause the- great man answered: "My bank book." Very S;'<1. "Mister, gimme a dime. I'm a wic- tim of the Incliaimy train robbery." "How wore you a victim?" "1 didn't got any o' tho stolen; juoney, face?"—Chicago JJecord,

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