The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 13, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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ORRIN ROBERTSON, Editor A Prop'r,
CLINTON THOMPSON, - Publisher.
THE BEST SHOES
VOL. 1, NO. 41.
W. H. ST
M< KINNEY, TEXAS, THURSDAY. NOV. 13, 1884.
$1 A YEAR.
THE BANKER S SON.
"There have been a good
many bnrglaries of late, Thom-
in Mr. Thornton's sombre com-
All lovers are poetic. No
wonder, then, that Lawrence
How to Mesmerize.
as, said Mr. Thornton, as we Rulgeley walked and dreamed
were about leaving the bank away an hour l>efore he thought
for #to da}, ^ «tnd I hate been it well begun. Rot the striking
An Experiment Which Can be
thinking it might l>e well if you
remained here of nights for the
present—especially us one of
the entrance keys is missing,
and may have gotten into wrong been kent wakiii
of a clock recalled him from his
revery, and he knew it was
time to return to his employer,
who, lie feared, had already
I will show you the method of
mesmerizing which is, perhaps,
on the whole, most effective; it
is very nearly that described by
BrSid. It is the method only
which I wish to show you.
England's Parliament at-
-—— Though the assertion that the
Parliament is in session, and . opinions entertained by nian-
the prospect of an exciting and ; kind—whether of a religious,
eventful contest was never bet-! political or personal nature—
ter in Great Britain. Mr Glad- sehitrfri are original with tliem-
atone proposes to give the bal- j selves, or have even been ex-
lot to about two million of farm amfued into by them, may at
NEWS BY TELEGKAPH.
Awful Poverty in Naples.
lated contributes to increase the
plague, and have fought with
4-Vv ^ J! A.\ .
Paris, Nov. 8.—The divorce !
of Madame Patti from her litis '
baud, the Marquis De Caux, [
j was to-day made absolute.
same thing myself, sir," Thom-
as answered. "I can lie on the
longue there, you see, in the
back office, quite comfortable
"And sleep through a dozen
safe explosions, most likely,
and never lose a snore."
■rj.ite eF fear, sir; the stirring
of a mouse wakes me."
"Well, take this re vol v
then; I suppose you know how
to use it ("
Thomas hoped he did; hoped
he hadn't been in the army
without learning that much.
And so Thomas was left on
iiard; and the rich banker, who
ad outstayed all his clerks
this evening, took his depart-
Mr. Thornton was a widower,
having an only son, whom he
had set his heart on marrying
to a ward of his, a young heir-
ess. whose fortune had lost
nothing under his management,
the fruits of which he would
have been loth to see reaped by
But Mary Burton had a #rill
as well as a heart of her own,
and naturally felt that the
former was entitled to some
share in the disposal of the lat-
ter. She esteemed Edward
Thornton, but she both loved
and esteemed Lawrence Ridge-
ley; and that made a mighty
Mr. Thornton met him with a a?
low and sinister look, in which &lass, 13
a tinge of disappointment was
"Well, have yon brought the
papers? You have taken your
! time, at least."
"I have not been at the bank,
Mr. Thornton's face was whtfy.
• I With one hand a bright object,
this faceted piece of
held thus, eight to frage in
twelve inches from the subject,
so that there is a considerable
convergence of the eyes, and
rather above the level of the
eyes, so that he is obliged to
look upward. The subject is
told to look steadily at the
piece of lass, «nd to keep his
attention 'fixed upon
laborers. The marquis of Sal-
isbery, acting as the leader of
the tories, has no objection to
firstyj.pear fallacious, yet up-
on . yidid investigation "it must
an extension of the right of suf-
tlie country districts
be admitted that such is gener-• Fort Worth, Nov. 7.—Rufus ..
ally the case. The simple adage,! Lindsay, who killed his sister I P°I>«latlon whlJ* c
<\Tn*t no ti.tt i/u,« a-i« x..- ! the basements of the city. The
provided he can have a voice in tree's inclined" is true. Cliil
the gerrymader that is involved , dren grow as they are taught,
in such a step. Mr. Gladstone I and in their maturer years the
says the house of lords must' opinions they entertained are
first accept the franchise bill,
and then it may consider the
distribution bill which he will
tuinsr in.. The cabbie/, iius r*ed
Just as the twig is bent the and step-father at Arlington. I Dase" . A. . . ... ..
fee's inclined" is tme. Chit- wa8 acquitted to-day, on the I • d!"i mstttution
ground of insanity. County In single rooms on
attorney Pendleton, says thi 1 Le «r?u°.r.1,1 'he "j1" i
man is certiinlv insane lars whole familles llve togeth- |
man is certainly insane. j er with donkeySj goatg? chick.
The Misery and Distress to tlie soldiers and the carbiniers,
Which the Horrors oi Epl- leaving some wounded and some
deniic Cholera are Add- dead ()n fhe grQund
e ' A penny subscription has
The great problem with the ^t,eu °Pf t-o offer King Hum-
government now is how to dis- i fta ?e1' brother, a
embowel Naples or to spread £°lden medal commemorating
■"ound the shores and the 11 .w /° ^aP^es- In the
ighboring hills the surplus J?eantime the Marquis de Fe-
milation which overcrowds' |oe? 0Pl'nei^ similar subscrip-
tion for a golden medal to Card-
inal San Felice, Archbishop of
N. Y. Sun. W
Intelligence la Cats.
as a rule the results of early
what of Edward!
This position is kept up from
Theiv religious" faith i
t their pn Kx*
NIHILIST INFORMER KILLED.
... _ .... , Moscow. Nov. 8^—The student,
fiio doubt by the growing: political creed is that taught Railf, who denounced to the po-
strength of the radicals whom i them in their youth. The opin- lice many of his fellow stu-
rer, },e exclaimed frantic with ex-' *lve *° *en lnVmtes; during th*8 ^r- Chamberlain leads, covets ions and prejudices of one gen- dents as Nihilists, has been
tow citement ' ; time the pupils will probably a fight, and the tories have de- eration are handed down to an- poisoned. The deed was aecom-
Lawreiice briefly explained | diIate considerably, often as- cided not to ask for quarters, other, and it is tlie exception, plished 1
although the issue involves the i when men assume to question
power, if not the very existence the soundness of the precepts
of the house of lords. All over I thus bequeathed. When the
the kingdom the demand has principles so inculcated are
been, let the house of lords be j founded on truth no evil can j been obliged to flee to save his
how it had happened -hat Ed-1 fu,n'P« a s fh' Rythmic con-
ward had gone to the bank in traction and delation; when th.s
- e— - ■ " the case, the free hand
his stead. Simple as was the
recital, the listener seemed
paralj*zed at it. He clutched
at the nearest object for sup-
port. Then recovering himself
with a desperate effort, he
rushed toward the door; but be-
fore reaching it his steps were
arrested by a violent ringing of
"Great God !" he cried, "it is
too late!" And he sank shiv-
ering into a seat, covering his
face with his hands.
Lawrence opened the door,
and a stranger presented him-
"Can I see Mr. Thornton ?" he
Lawrence conducted him to
; his employer's presence.
"I bring you sad news, Mr.
is tlie case, tne iree nana is
moved slowly from the object
toward the eyes. If the sub-
ens and pigs
quarters. It is not a depraved
taste which makes them crowd
in these dark and duty holes
and keep their little ones in the
gutter: it is onlv need. The Ne-
some body who ' apolitans are not bruteS. They
gained access as a visitor to j music, bright colors and
the prison where Raiff was kept > light. How can they pay high
to protect him from the Nihi-; rents when the best wages are
lists. Another student has j scarcely 1 franc a day ? There
^ ~ is no city in Italy where wages
ject is sensitive, the eyes will wiped out. Let the five hun- j arise from tli&ir adoption as a j life- !are so l°w as iu Naples. The
usually close with a vibratory dred families that stand in the i^uide of faith and practice, nor' * ' best skilled workmen—the tail-
motion. In some cases the sub- way of happiness and progress ! ever through the crucial test of i A M0B AT TR0Y ■ ors, shoemakers, type-setters,
ject is then unable to open them i effecting millions of people, be reason. But, alas! the great! T v V ~v~- - Ti masons and carpenters—even
and the usual mesmeric pheno- cut down and ofi'. The issue is ; mass of mankind are iiu -ioable ! ,• °-' ov', in ^le busiest seasons scarceh*
mena can be obtained. If when a momentous one. | of reasoning intelligently. They i l!CV!- e the Telegram get 30 cents a day, while the
the operator brings his hand The tories opposed the fran-1 have no opinions of their own,1 "V , ,110 was „ i",1"?'11 second-rate workingmen must
near the eyes of the subject, in-1 chise bill, taking all the risks | and shuffle along the pathway
stead of closing tliem follows involved, because its passage,! marked out for tlieni by others.
the movements of the fingers, to gether with the distribution How vitally essential it "
the whole proceeding is repeat- bill prepared by the govern-; therefore, that those who as-
ed, ljut the subject is told to ment, would practically destroy sume to be the teachers of re-
close his eyes when the fingers their power. The exact terms Iigion and morality should
are brought near them, but of the distribution bill are not: found the precepts they preach
keep them fixed in the same di- known, but it undoubtedly dis-j upon reason. Equally impor-
rection as before, and to con- franchises all English boroughs ! tant it is that those who would
tinue to think of the object and having less than 10,000 inhabi- formulate sound theories ofo-ov-
tliat only. The operator then tants ; it redistributes the Irish J eminent and political economy
for some minutes makes "pass- seats in the Parnell interest, shouldjdivest themselves of any
es," bringing his warm hands and the seats gained are to be tinge of prejudice derived from
over and close to the subject in given to the large towns that the opinions of others, or from
one direction. When the sub- the radical either control or ex- circumstances and surroundings
ject is inclined to pass into the pect to control. England is to and by careful investigation in-
telligent reasoning and that en-
lightened understanding begot-
ten of knowledge seek tho w is-
surrounded by a 1110b of 6.000or get along with 10 cents a
7,000. The Telegram bulletin | or jess
m boards were torn down and It is, therefore, impossible for
o' , rV, a m*o splinters. -No more a Neapolitan to pay more than
bulletins will be put out, by the §1 a month for his rent. The
request of the police. The mob condition of the women is sim-
is good natured and there is not, p]y dreadful. A poor mother J
much fear of. violence. The 1 js obliged to get work outside
news-boys had their telegrams , Gf h*r home for her bread and
taken away and torn up. All for that of the children. Hat-
the extra police were on duty
_ _ But the messenger might
difference. As for the young; have spared the trouble of tell-
men, they were both her ador- j jng jf. None knew better than r , . „ r .
ers, though Edward knew his; Agei Thornton that the snare catalepticstate anindication of have six more members, and
.suit was hopeless, and had long wilich he had spread for anotli- i Lus condition may be obtained Scotland ten more. The landed
ceased to press it. There er-s 1 ife had proved destructive1 ^ gently raising his arm; if lie interests, whether whig or con-
was even a warm friendship to his chi!d. He had intended if beginning to be mesmerized servative, would, under such a
arm remains in the position bill, be at the mercy of the rad-
between himself and his rival. 1 that Lawrence Ridgeley, enter-
They had been schoolmates and jng the bank at an unseason-
companions in the days when
Lawrence Ridgeleyfather was
a prosperous merchant, whose
son was little likely ever to be
*^*^uider the necessity of earning
bread, as he was now doing,
fro' jib e position of a hard-wojr^ed
011 btu in the banking-house of his own son!
able hour, without knowing
anyone was on watch, and con-
sequently taking no care to an-
nounce himself, should be tired
Cape Breton, P. E. I., Nov. 7.
—The body of the captain of
the wrecked schooner Chas.
Valentine has washed ashore.
The flesh is off the face. His
and boots are on. The
est and most salutary methods. i bod of the mat witU ,h" , d
As in religion and politics so ; «r„ci,Q/i
Iheplanisanapproach in personal matters mankind' * washed
to representative ba^ed on pop-j are ept t«. indulge opinii ns
/ gentleman, we have said,
/ * ^t his heart on the mar-
%>f his son to his ward,
j was not slow in discov-
that Lawrence Ridgely
• • T • ~
Insanity is a boon when it
brings forgetfnllness of ill too
grevious to be borne; but not
such is the insanity which now
confines Abel Thornton to a
j maniac's cell. Ghastl3* visions
erious impediment s his j 0f crime are ever present to
plans—an impediment which he ; haunt his waking and still
wonld have gladly J
in which it is placed. If the
arm falls, the mesmeric state
may not infrequently be hasten- illation, and is of course a step that vjiT not bear the lfglit «
ed on by telling the subject to j of justice; but the tories claim | investigation. They 1 ^
mors.-'l iui-'pat co '
1 . _ rw
of the process.' The man thus ! sequences. slanders nor in-
— —^ — o «' o 7 — — —
keep his arm extended while he that representation should
man- j If the lords again reject the* quireffcoihe characters of 1
icated suffrage bill, there will be lic;t ■ slan#rers. Especially are 11
> is a work in the elections when an inclrlnl to credit ill reports
without being over scrupulous
as to the means, for he was a
hard and cruel man to those
whom he conceived to stand in
Before Lawrence Ridgely left
more horrible to
GREAT FEAT BY MAUD s.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 8.—Mr.
Robert Bonner, who arrived
the bank on the evening in j here on Thursday, superintend-
question he received directions | ed the showing of Maud S. this
from Mr. Thornton to meet the' morning and then directed that
latter at his library, after tea, i her trainer, Blair, should give
to assist in the preparation of her two exercising miles to
some foreign correspondence to i keep up for a cup performance
go out by the next morning's
The young clerk was there at
the appointed time. He wrote,
at his employer's dictation, till
£ late hour, when it became
necessary to the further
progress cf their work to con-
sult some papers, which Mr.
Thornton remembered li« had
left on the desk in his private
room at the bank. As there
wat. no getting on without the
absent papers, Ridgeley offered
to go and bring them. Mr.
Thornton appeared pleased
with his promptness, and ap-
ologized with usual civilty for
accepting this offer.
Lawrence at once set out 011
his errand. He was waiting at
the crossing for a cab, when
Edward Thornton" accosted
"Which way, so late I"
"I am going to the bank." j
next week to lower her record
showed i#the summer. As the
weather had been bad, and the
mare short of work, nothing
great was anticipated. The
time of warming np was 2:211-4
Blair nodded for the word in
tirst score of the second attempt
and the tirst quarter was trot-
ted in 33; the lialf-mile in 1:03
3-4; the three-quarters in 1:36
3-4, and the mile was finished,
good and strong, in 2:101-2—the
fastest mile ever trotted in the
state and the fastest mile ever
trotted in the month of Novem-
ber. The track, was slow, hav-
ing frozen last night aud after
the performance Mr. Slade, the
engineer who built it, and Mr.
Hamilton Busbee. editor of the
Turf. Field and Farm, went
around it with a tape line. Ow-
ing to bad footing. Maud S. was
compelled to trot on the turns,
eight feet from the rail, which
mesmerized sinks from
hood to a highly complicated
piece of machinery. He
machine which for a time is appeal can scarcely
conscious, and in which ered doubtful. Mr.
ideas can be excited by
appropriate stimulation; any-
one acquainted with the ma-
chinery can set it in
action.—J. N. Langley in Popu-
lar Science Monthly.
ports of j
thos i who are in power, or of
Gladstone, thoe .who aspire to public po- j
would be sustained, and withfcsitiol. Resentment, disappoint-j
the decision would come a de- ment] party differences, preju- I
mand so imperious in favor office and «-nvy incite them
a change in the power of the ' to believe and repeat the worst
government would not, even if thingi about the best men. It
a terrible explosion.
said Lawrence, "for a package : made her mile not less than CO
of papers which 3"our father feet longer. All things consid-
1.i jj ~~
wis lies to consult to-night.
" Ah! that reminds me
something! I will *ave you of
the trip, with 3*011 r permission.
I forgot a parcel there this af-
ternoon, which I shall need in
the morning; so, if you will tell
me where the papers are to be
found, I should do your errand
and mine at the same time."
"But I could bring your par-
fintl it, or know it
I'm the worst possible hand at
ered, the effort was equal to a
mile in 2:08 3-4.
New Orleans, Nov. 7.—The
boiler explosion at Mead's su-
gar house was more terrible
than at first reported.
tiie killed are:
Edward Eden, engineer.
Henry Marciles, colored. The
last two are boys, aged 12 and
tiie wounded are:
All dangerousl3T scalded.
The boiler was bought sec-
ond-hand twenty 3*ears ago, it
had no water at the time, and
cold water being let in, it ex-
ploded, flying through the roof
of the sugar house a distance of
2i>0 j ards into the canal. The
engineer was thrown 201) yards,
landing 011 a wood pile then
feet high. He was the onl\* one lows
| killed instantly. The others Grant.
■ lived several hours.
disinclined, be able to disre
gard it. If tlie veto power of
the liereditar3* house should be
taken away*. England would be
very near the line of republi-
canism—so near that one more
step, and that not a long one,
has b?en the same in all ages,
and in every crime. I11 our own
land the Father of his Country
was <-oVered with loathsome
.and no Pres-
man in pub
would place her alongside the lie life is a target for venomous
countries on either hand. She j tongues to hiss at. Ho is criti-
will get there soon or late j cised without reason, his purest
through much agitation but; acts and motives are questioned
probably without bloodshed, j and aspersion is heaped upon
for her people have a great deal him without foundation in
i of political sense. They move; truth. We have had an epi-
slowly but very surely.—Atlan- deniic in its most virulent form
ta Constitution. of this hateful tendenc3* in hu-
~r~ •. • *. man nature during the political
Interesting Figures. | canipaign so nearfy ovt£ and it
The following figures show! cannot fail to have spread
that the republican part3T has I broadesto\d the whole coun-
not had a majority of the pop
ular vote of the country since
j 1872, when Greel3' ran against
| Grant. In 1864—eleven states
not voting—the votes stood as
Lincoln's majority 407,341
try seeds that shall spring up
and bring forth kindred disease.
A tri'ly conscientious person
may fall into the habit of let-
ting others do his thinking for
him, and by long harboring
ideas at which his intuitive bet-
ter nature at first revolted come
to believe that they are right
In the light of justice to
ashore, with his name on his
arm. Portions of two other
*4 dies. T3iQ>posed to be the
ccok, John M&Intyre, and a
sea ins. n, John N. Gills, were
found The pleads were
and * —V*
Tlie t> vj Ski with the shoes on The poor mother, gT. 0~^JSie
are supposed to be Mclntyre's, j without sufficient food and half
also picked up. | exhausted, lias to nurse the lit-
' tie one, and at thirty 3*ears of
a professor with a pistol, age looks as old as if she had
suffered the wear of sixt3* win-
Cleveland, Nov. 6.—An Ober- ters. How very, very maii3r of
lin special to tb*> Leader re- them have fallen victims to the
ports that last jet, N<. after re- cholera 1
ceiving the reT^11 1 Blaine Children in Naples are con
rAin bu-VIISdents -- - " -
They are so poor 1 About 20 miles from this,in the
pay for better town of Larne, there resides a
gentleman in the possession of
a} eat. which is so great a favor-
ite that ever3* day a plate and
chair are placed for her beside
her master, whose repast she
shares with supreme content.
One day for some reason the
dinner was postponed, but the
cat came in at the usual hour.
She w as evidently much discon-
certed at seeing nothing going
on, walked once or twice dis-
consolately round the table,
then disappeared. Shortly af-
terwards sne returned with a
mouse, which she laid on her
masters plate, then going away,
she came back a second time
with a mouse, which she put on
her own plate. She postponed
further proceedings until her
master returnafgMhen she im-
mediate^* begpHppur and rub
herself a^ainsTjiiS legs, as
much as to say, "See how iiie^-
ly I have provided for you."
Between this town and the vi!
lage of Holy wood there is
country house which happen*
to take lire last week. The
of the house, which had aa
to the servant maid's '
ment, ran up and pav
3*oung woman's fact
very drowsy, the girl
sleep afresh. The
ever, after som JL „
ed and proceeded t
girl's face to such.
she rose, and sni
waked the otl
of mine who is"
erallv keeps tfl nc -
a fb' a variet} of
tricks. 1 of them sip-
ping cream irom a teaspoon,
which it held between its fore
makers,dressmakers, and flow-
er girls make 011I3- £3 or £4 a
month. Tlie great majority of
the women are obliged to" go
out io service as domestics. A
servant gets 10 f;ancs a month,
without any dinner. Some
have two or three houses in
which to do housework for £l
at each house every month.
The3T are constantly running
from one house \o another, aud
scolded and tlm atened in each
place they go. Mail}' of these
miserable creatures have chil-
dren to nurse when the3* go
home a±--• ' - a baby, perhaps,
2 whole day*
How Hancock Took his Defeat.
idents, sidered a sort of burden or hin-
drance. When a boss takes a
five cents a week by hard dail}
liibitionists, including o^canes.
Four year later, in 1868, when1 , - . .. .
U. S. Grant and Horatio Set- 1Ml™™". « * ««
better, while giving a tolerant
respect for the opinions of oth-
ers, to "prove all things and
hold fast that which is good?"—
mour were candidates the vote
stood as follows:
Grant's popular majority... 305,458
In 1872 the vote stood as fol-
fessor, with tin pans and ™liAie? work, the work of a regular
musical instruments. In the servant girl, the mother is
rounds the}' paid a visit to the equally delighted. No wonder
residence of Rev. Mr. Mills, a; that the government is taking
senior in the college, and an or- up for serious consideration the
daineti minister, who had been question how to lodge a little
a conspicuous advocate of the i better this immense crowd of
cause of the prohibiJion party, j human beings, swarming like
When the merriment began in ants in the dirt}*, dark rooms
front of his house he fired four and cellars of the Neapolitan
shots from a revolver into the basements.
crowd, one of which slighfly The- /inaarial condition of the
wounded a student named city is terrible. No vegetables
Mitchell, piercing the edge of or fish are allowed to be export-
one of his ears and grazing the ed from the cit}*, and the pro-
vide of his head. Mills was ar- hibition stops the work of mail}'
rested and put under £100 bail thousand persons.
for trial to-morrow. The feeling The situation as regards tlie
against him is intense. j cholera lias improved a little,
— • ^ i }*et the figures of death reach
that dyxamite explosiox. ! greater proportions in compar-
I ison with the number of cholera
Philadelphia. Nov. 8.—A dis- i cases, than in the beginning of
patch from Stouchburg, Phil- the epidemic. The generous
adelphia, says: "Considerable j Israelite, Signor Schilizi, who
excitement here owing to accompanied the cardinal on
fears that the men killed by j one of his visits, and who has
dynamite explosion, are hid i so generously contributed for
away in some barn or house at j the cholera fund, lias been at-
tliis* place. A number of the | tacked by the plague. The
cartridges were filled with 80 sympathy of all Naples is ex-
po L R PERSONS BROWNED.
on an Arizona
was arrested by
a minor offense
ago. Seeing a
a sheriff for
a short time
judge playing poker in the
smoking car with a brace of
colonels, the sheriff prevailed
never be able to 1 llim to stoP the ga"le foV a
if vnn «li< 1 -! few minutes and try the pns-
3 '1 oner. The judge did so, fined
Grant's maj. over Greely..
"Rowser" Wit, a colored bo}"} Chas. O'Connor
who died recently at Greenville,,James Black
\ t., at the age ot 10 years was Grant's majority over all..
;t most remarkable example of Vote for pr
a skeleton. Ten months after | jate in 1876:
flesh began wast-
though lie in-
his birth hi
ing away, and,
creased in stature it was bones
only. He grew 5 feet in height,
with a well developed head and
neck, but the rest of his body
was strictly skins and bones
< 2t>,! ..)
descriptions and directions. So ; the prisoner *40, and before an , when held" in front of a strong
• , , _ i i. it ' lianil- It:i< 1 ltnssed nwav had < ,,4'
Tilden's maj. over Hayes... 250,935
Peter Cooper 81,740
Green Clay Smith 9,522
give me the door-key, and tell
me where the papers are."
'•They are on your father's
desk," said Lawrence, handing
him the ke3*; ami just
then a cab was passing,
dch Edward hailed and enter-
Nearly an hour would be re-
inired toyto to the bank and re-
jferred ^ fctroll in the bright
rn.-issing the limn
you inn« tpoti"- ©
hour had passed away had
cleaned out every colonel on
the train. Then* he played a
little game with the late prison-
er, who promptly won all the
judges pile, and set up the
drinks for the crowd.
The Washington Hatchet
says: "Iugersoll spells God
with a little g and hunts all ov-
er creation to find a I) big
enough to honor the devil with."
It is natural for a man to hon-
or his master.
light the process of digestion
could be observed in his body.
He had never walked or talk-
Opposed to wire Fences.
An old darkey
fence a few da\*s since, was
asked why he didn't use wire
fencing. "I'se opposed to dose
fences ; you can't sit on 'em in
hot days when y ou're
3 < ur crop."
while repairing his
Burlington, Nov. 8.—Prof.
Jones, superintendent of the
cit}* schools at Mt. Pleasant,
with another gentleman and
five Indies, entered a small skill
upon an artificial lake near
that iit\' last night. Tin boat
was only intended to cany three
persons and soon capsized.
Prof. Jones, Miss Ella Carpen-
ter, a teacher. Etta Yeter and
Edith Bra ugh. students, were
drowned. The remaining three
persons were rescued.
Robert Thompson, a wealth}-
young Georgian, en route from
Louisville to St. Louis in a Balti-
more & Ohio sleeper dreaming
of a swimming tournament.and,
per cent, of d}*namite of the
strongest kind that can be
made. .The cartridge that
shook the town last week, had
tended to him. Cardinal San
Felice has visited him. The
measure adopted b3r the govern-
ment in regard to processions
been rammed down until it was is very unpopular. The}* have
hard as a rock, the cartriges j been lately dispersed l>3r force
were 7-8 to 2 inches in diamiter,! and in some instances pitched
and 6 to 12 inches long, Some j battles have taken place be-
citizens talk about having ' tween the police and the peo-
search warrants taken out and | pie.- Some of the storekeepers
searching a number of build-! have been ordered to close theii
ings at this place, with a view j stores, apparently; for no other
The editor of the Sunday
Herald, a personal friend of
Gen. Hancock, published the
following editorial paragraph:
Which one of the defeated
candidates for the presidency,
we wonder, will take his defeat
as quietly as did Gen. Hancock!
His wife, who told the story to
the writer, sa3Ts that on the
night of the election he went to
bed at 7 o'clock, utterly worn
out. When he begged him not
to retire so early, as ther
would probably be some or
would want to see him tl-*
night, he said emphatically
can notjgee aii3T one to-nis
am so tired I must go to
once," so he retired
so soundlv* that wlmfj*^wi
who stayed up to^ar the newsj
went to bed Idu? did not dis-
turb him, nor did he awake un-
til 5 o'clock next morning, when
Mrs Hancock having a cough-
ing spell he roused enough to
ask her if she had heam any
news. She said she had, and
added: 4'It is a Waterloo for
and turning over wis
sound asleep again.
Tilden's maj. over all 157.037
In 1880 the popular vote was
jet against the republican
party. It was as follows :
boar a in a sanatorium, walked
to th platform and plunged off.
Fortunately, the train was run-
~ tl rough a level county*,
leap did not result ser-
Gartield's maj. over Hancock
•Tames B Weaver 307,306
an or hi
Popular maj. against Garfield 312.864 i ioi.-dy.-- -St. Louis Globe.
Robert Bonner, the lover of
fine horses, has eight trotters
for which he paid $227,000.
take no otl*^. vou
C.difoinia is decoming fa-
mouifor !ier fine figs as well as
varir*is oi her kinds of fruits.
to finding the cartridges con-
cealed by the dead men, who, it
is thought, expected to explode
them after the presidential
contest should have been*an-
nounced. Hemy W. Stump
said this morning that he had
not decided whether to le-en-
gage in the dynamite manufac-
ture business. If lie should he
would build new works in the
mountains, a considerable dis-
tance away from a.ny habita-
tion. He added that he has an
order for 80,000 pounds of vul-
can powder cartridges.
The actual 3*earl3* expendi-
tures of all moneys for public
schools in the United States is
at this time just about $80,000,-
reason than that the3T display-
ed religious pictures. The
people are indignant, and in
their ignorance actually believe
that the authorities want them
These insinuations tind their
way among the customers of
the cellars of Piedgrotta Posil-
ipo, and Corso, where, during
Sunday, large crowds resort to
drink wine and eat melons.
"We are too many here." say
the tipsy Neapolitans, "and
they want to get rid of us."
This terrible suggestion is
caught up as quickl3* as news
b3* telegraph, arousing senti-
ments wliich can easil3rfind vent
in a rebellion. Such has been
the case at Spezia, where peo-
ple think that their being iso-
Tlie requests of enriobitj
seekers to see Guiteau's bones,
sa3*s a Washington correspon-
dent, have been so numerous
surgeon Billings has been com-
pelled to lock the remains in a
private room, fearing relic hun-
ters might steal part of his skel-
eton, which is 3ret unwired.
A Hill county farmer named
Stanford, was deco3'ed out be-
hind an engine house, at Waco,
In* two negroes and robbed.
Prof. A. H. Sa3Tce has deci-
phered an Ass3*rian tablet,
which gives an account of a
transit of Venus, 1,600 years
According to the latest re-
sults ofehe finest instrumental
tests, as to the propagation of
of electricit3T, au electric origi-
nal travels at the rate of 16,000
miles per second.
The magnifieant capital at
Nashville,which cost the people
of that state over three mil-
lions of dollars is constructed of
the finest Tennessee limestone,
and the north and east walls are
reported as undergoing disente-
fration. The limestone which
as been selected for the con-
struction of our new capital is
said to be inferior to that of
which the Tennessee capital is
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