Denison Daily News. (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 98, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 16, 1878 Page: 3 of 8
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FOlt THE YOUNG FOLKS.
TUB THBEK WISE WOMKN.
Three wise women wore they, wero they,
Who went to walk on a winter clay.
One carried a banket, to hold some berries;
One carried a ladder, to climb tor cherries;
The third, and she was the wisest one,
Carried a fan to keep att the sun I
*' Dear, dear!" said one. "A boar I see!
I think we'd better all climb a tree I"
Hut (hern wasn't a tree for mjles around.
Tift)/ wetof too' frightened to stay on the
So tl|«y climbed their ladder up to the top,
And «at there screaming, " We'll drop! we'll
_ drop I"
iwji-M luitiwi. ."i
But the wind was strong as the wind eould be,
And blew their ladder right out to sea t
So the three wise women were all afloat
In a leaky ladder Instead of a boat!
And every time the waves rolled in,
Of $ou^t« f.l>o poor things wero. wet to tho
' skin. ,< i / is
Then they took their basket, the water to
They put up their fan to make a sail j
But what became of the wise women then—
Whether they ever got home again,
Whether they saw any bears or no—
You must find out, for I don't know.
—Mrs. E. T. Corbett, in St. Nicholas for April.
THK PERT CHICK.
Old Cluck was a Cochin China hen,
and lived with her brood in a nice coop
a little apart from the barn-yard. Cluck
was a dear old hen, very kind to her
chickens, and very pretty chickens she
had. There were Tee-Tee, and Wee-
Wee, and Tu-Tu, and Twit-See, and
Chee-Chee, and Peep-Weep, whom they
called Peep for short—six in all—six
well-meaning chickens, although they
had their little faults. Peep's fault was
pertness. He was always answering
back to his mother and saying sharp
things. He wasn't a bit afraid of his
brothers and sisters, and thought it a
joke to tell Tee-Tee she was "a fluffy
little fool," or call Tu-Tu "a young
goose." And when Tu-Tu would ruflle
his pin-feathers and show he was a game
little chicken, and not a goose at all,
old Cluck would say Peep was only wit-
ty, and liked to talk, but meant no harm,
and her chickens must not fight. Peep
was always the last to come under
Cluck's wing to bed at night. lie would
play about and say, "I won'tgo to bed,"
and even cry out to his mamma, in a
saucy way, "Go to bed yourself, Mrs,
"Oh, how naughty, Peep!" Cluck
would say; but she never stopped his
nimble little tongue. She couldn't bear
to scold or punish him, for she loved
the bright little fellow. His feathers
were gettting quite long and glossy now,
and he was growing tall.
At meal-times Peep had a way of peck-
ing at his brothers and sisters, and
while he ate as much as any body else,
he called them all '• pigs," and laughed
At last, when Cluck told him, quite
gravely,that a good chick must mind his
mother, Peep said, "Oh, go away!
mothers don't pay," in a manner that
was very naughty; but Cluck found it
so bright and clever for such a fledg-
ling. Peep had his own will in his fam-
ily. He said and did whatever he liked,
and grew quite big and handsome, and
thought himself the finest fellow in the
Well, one day Peep kept running far
away from the coop, and his mother
was afraid some of the barn-yard fowls
would hurt him, so she called him back.
" Don't you fuss," said Peep; "I'm
going to take a walk;" and he looked
so bright, and spoke so funny, that
" Cluck was quite lost in admiring his
ways and his fine tail-feathers, proudly
waving as he strutted off.
"Surely," she thought, "if they see
him in the barn-yard, all the hens will
envy me such a clever chick."
To the barn-yard Peep wont, and be-
gan scratching about for his lunch with
the rest of the fowls. Pretty soon an old
bird gave a crow that was really a very
fine loud noise, and sounded far and
wide over the fields.
" I can do as well as that, and better
too, old chap,'! said Peep. Now, Peep
knew he couldn't, but he had a way of
saying pert things.
To his wonder, nobody laughed; but
a big hen—the crower's wife—said,
"Can you, indeed, do as wellP Let us
She looked quite fierce at him, not a
bit like fond, good old Cluck, and all
the fowls gathered around Peep.
" Pooh!" said he, " 1 don't want to,
but I can." Still nobody seemed to
admire him, but, instead, said the old
"You can brag, young fellow; but
you shall show what sort of a crow you
have, or I'll pock you to death."
Peep was veiy much scared, and tried
his first crow. It was such ft feeble,
foolish noise that all the hens and roost-
ers, and even , the turkey-gobblers and
ducks and guinea-hens and pigeons
laughed at him and despised him.
r; Peep was not daunted yet, but ho
strutted off among the younger fowls.
He struck right and left with his bill, as
he did at home; he laughed, and called
names, and bragged, and at last a fine
tall young rooster, an big as himself,
and as handsome, said,
"Come, Mr. Chicken, I don't liko
" You don't amount to any thing,"
said Peep, just as he spoke to his
" Don't I!" said the young rooster;
and before Peep knew what he was
about the stranger had strewn the fine
tail feathers, poor Cluok's pride, all
over tho ground. Peep was struggling
in vain; the young rooster pecked and
pecked till the blood came. One of
Peep's eyes was gone, one leg was use-
less, and not until he lay quite still and
fairly beaten did the enemy hold off.
Over Peep's body the fowls all said,
"It served him right for his impudence."
After a while Peep hopped home very
feebly on one leg, and lay down quite
humbly under old Cluck's wing.
"Where has my poor Peep beenP"
asked Cluck, with the tears running
down her bill.
" Been out in the world, mother,"
"And didn't the world admire youP"
44 Not a bit. Oh, my little brothers
and sisters," said poor Peep, "chicks
must not be pert and rude and unkind
at home among their friends, for when
they carry the habit out into the world
with them they meet their match and
come to grief;" and Peep kicked once
with his one leg, rolled up his one eye,
All this happened in the land of Cochin
China. Of course there are no port
chickens in our country.
The Origin of Fowers.
"In the forests which then bordered
the great deltas of forgotten Amazons
and Miles it seems probable that no
gleam of scarlet, blue or purple ever
broke the interminable sea of waving
green. Uncanny trees, with sculptured
or tasselated bark, raised their verdant
heads far above the damp soil into which
they thrust their armor-plated roots;
huge horse-tails swayed their jointed
stems before the fiercer tempests raised
by a younger and lustier sun; tree-ferns,
screw-pines and araucaries diversified
the landscape with their quaint and sym-
metrical shapes; while beneath the rich
decaying mold was carpeted with
mosses, lichens and a thousand creeping
plants, all of them bearing the archaic
stamp peculiar to these earliest develop-
ments of vegetable life; but nowhere
could the eye of an imaginary visitor
have lighted on a bright flower, a crim-
son fruit or a solitary gaudily painted
butterfly. Green and green and green
again, on every side; tho gaze would
have rested, wherever it fell, upon one
unbroken field of glittering verdure."
He holds that the flower is a develop-
ment from the feeblest leaves, which, as
they rotted, displayed colors, the result
of decay, not of vigor, which attracted
the pollon-carrying insects, and thus in
ages gave the plant with this tendency
most strongly developed the superiority
in the struggle for survival.—Professor
Or ant Allen, in the Cornhill Magazine.
American Cattle for Europe.
The Boston Commercial Bulletin
states that as early as May 11 all the
available space for the transportation
of live cattle in the steamships leaving that
port hadbeenengageduptothelst of Ju-
ly. This included 22 steamers, which
would carry 6,100 head of cattle. The
contract price for freight was from
$27.50 to $30 per head, the contractors
being Canadian and Chicago shippers.
The same paper states that the season
for American cattle in England will
cease about the 1st of July, when the
Irish and Scotch cattle come into mar-
ket and drive the American cattle out.
The prices in Liverpool and Manches-
ter in April, May and June rang# from
$105 to $175 per head. The English
butchers, not yet favoring the purchase
of stock by live weight, continue to buy
by the head. Contracts have also been
made with the steamers for the trans-
portation of live hogs and sheep up to
the 1st of July. We understand also
that the steamers leaving Baltimore
have already taken out live cattle ship-
ped from Chicago, and that the ship-
ment of live stock by that line will be-
come a permanent branch of their busi-
ness.— Chicago Tribune.
Fatal Tornado in China.
From Hong Kong, China, comes news
of a terrible tornado, which visited Can-
ton and its suburbs on the 11th of April.
The storm leveled all the houses in its
course, making a clean sweep of every
thing for about six hundred feet. The
violence of the wind was as great as that
of a typhoon. Granite blocks were lift-
ed from their places and hurled a great
distance, and boats were carried far in
shore. Nine thousand houses are known
to have been destroyed, and the loss of
life is estimated at from five to ten
thousand. In an eating-house continu-
ing 52 employees and about 100 persons
taking refreshments, not one escaped.
About 1,000 persons perished on the wa-
ter. The Chinese authorities acted with
promptitude in clearing away the ruins
and burying the dead, and the visitation,
so awful in itself, has probably not been
followed by pestilence.
Charles Bhown, a handsome and
prepossessing young man of ID, who
had been looking vainly for work in
Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Colum-
bus, Cleveland and New York, has at
last committed a burglary in tho last-
mentioned city so as to got food and
lodging. When asked why ho had not
applied for admission to the asylum, he
said that he had no desire to associate
THE RICHMOND CYCLONE.
A Local Paper's Account of tho l>l«UMter.
The following particulars regarding
the recent terrible disaster at Richmond,
Bay County, Mo., is from an extra edi-
tion of the Conservator of that city:
A cyclone struck our city yesterday,
at 4:05 p. m., and in the short space of
five minutes totally destroyed one-third
of the place, its path being nearly three
squares wide and extending for over a
mile in the city limits. It originated on
the farm of Wm. H. Fitch, 84 miles
south of the city, and prostrated fences
and crops in its path, and injured the
premises of John C. Laforge, where it
lifted, and struck again at Col. Warren-
staff's, destroying his stable, fences,
etc.; then lifted again, passing over the
residences of Capt. J. L. Farris and
James Hughes, and struck with full
force the residence of William Jackson,
and then continued with unabated fury,
leveling every tiiino in its path.
We noticed its approach from our
office balcony, our attention being at-
tracted by its peculiar shape, that of a
funnel, the small end down, the color of
steam. At times it would break, omit-
ting volumes of what appeared to be
black smoke, then gather together again
and assume its funnel-like proportions,
the wind all the while being attracted
toward it. It came on slowly—not
much faster than a man could walk—
destroying every thing by its infernal
whirl, px-oducing a sound like the roar
of Niagara, creating a panic, and many
sought shelter in cellars and rushed out
into their yards and gardens. Where it
struck with its most terrific force it
peeled off the bark of trees, leveled the
grass and shrubbery as if it had been
rolled by a large roller, or been swept
by a torrent. Trees and outhouses were
carried bodily away, and the debris of
the city fell miles from the city.
tae first victims.
George Hughes and C. J. Hughes,
Jr., and their families, were on their
way to Camden, when the cyclone
struck them, and completely destroyed
their vehicle; their trunks were instant-
ly carried out of sight, and George
Hughes swept over a hundred yards
and thrown under a tree. C.J. Hughes,
Jr., had his leg broken, and his wife
and child caught under one of th«
mules, but escaped with a number of
severe bruises; Miss Mary Hughes had
her collar-bone broken, ar.d Miss Belle
Hughes was severely injured.
Those in the city were not so for-
tunate, as many wero struck down by
the flying debris and caught by the fall-
ing buildings, killing many outright,
and maiming others so severely that a
number died, and others are now linger-
ing on the verge of eternity. No city
was ever more totally wrecked or sus-
tained a more fearful loss; filling our
dwellings with injured and homeless
people and causing much physical and
mental suffering. Physicians were tel-
egraphed for, and Lexington sent Drs.
J. B. Alexander, P. S. Fulkerson, L.
Watson, C. Watson, W. A. Gordon, J.
G. llussell, T. S. Smith and J. F. At-
kinson, who proceeded at once to assist
our city physicians with their skill.
Drs. Gordon, Palmer and others came
from Vibbard and Lawson, accom-
panied by a number of citizens, and all
wont to work to aid and assist. For a
a perfect panic prevailed,
but soon all turned out and assisted in
removing the killed and wounded, which
was done amidst the wailings of women
and children, the groans of the dying;
strong men shed tears to witness the de-
struction of their houses and the death
and maiming of their relatives and
friends. At first the most exaggerated
rumors prevailed, but after a time or-
der prevailed, and as it was found that
many were buried beneath the falling
walls, willing hands went to work and
several bodies were found.
So great was the power of tho wind
that James Duncan was
blown over three houses
and instantly killed. Miss Couch, who
had just came into the city on a visit,
stopping at the residence of William
Marshall, was badly torn and instantly
killed. Mr. Donaldson was on his way
home when he was struck down within
a few yards of his gate, and had his
skull mashed in and received internal
injuries. About the worst wreck was
the residence of the Messrs. Burgess,
the whole family, six in number, being
badly injured, and several of them are
now lying in a critical condition. Old
Mrs. Joy, mother of Fred Joy, was kill
ed instantly, and Fred had both legs
broken, and his wife received severe in-
juries. Mr. Casey was also killed in-
stantly, and Mrs. Mary Sheets badly in
jured. The residence of Thomas Mc-
Ginnis was entirely destroyed
and caught the whole family in the
ruins, all of whom were injured, except
his daughter Annie, who succeeded in
saving them from the ruins, his wife be-
ing badly hurt, and it is feared that one
of his children's skull is fractured. Two
of Robt. Asbury's children were caught
by the falling walls of his shop, and
Charlie has his skull fractured, and the
otheir a thigh broken. Mr. A. made a
narrowescape, and had his foot mashed,
tho walls and timber completely cover-
ing him up. We have space for but few
of the leading particulars. Mr. Alvin
hlown a hundred yards
and was pickod up dying. Miss Mattie
IIolman was killed by a falling beam.
Our city is in mourning, at least seven-
ty-five buildings are totally destroyed
and a large number badly injured.
Help must be had or many of our people
will sufl'er. Mayor Watson telegraphed
for bread, but we will need ice and pro-
manship; but, so long as Bismarck re-
mains at the helm, there will probably
be no change in the policy of the EmJ
pire, unless it be that its edicts and laws
visions. The citizens who were so for- will be more severely enforced. The
tunate as not to have their houses de title of the Prince upon his accession to
stroyed threw them open to the suffer- the throne will probably be Frederick
ing, and the Court-house was converted
into a temporary hospital.
were innumerable, and how the people
in the Shaw House escaped is mirac-
ulous. The residence of Mr. Wasson si
also a temporary hospital, he having
there Mr. and Mrs. George Warren,
Miss Florence Word, supposed to be
mortally injured, Mrs. Word and three
children, and two of Mrs. Childs's chil-
dren. At Judge C. J. llughes's there
are Miss Emma Shackelford, Mrs. Perry
Jacobs and child, Miss Belle Hughes,
Miss Pauline Shackelfftrd (dead), and a
servant. At Thos. Woodson's there are
a number, and, in fact, nearly every
house has one or more injured in it to
care for. At the Court-house there are
three colored persons who are bound to
die. The remains of Capt. Wm. M.
Jacobs have jUst been found beneath the
ruins of the Shaw House. The phy-
sicians and most of our citizens have not
closed their eyes in sleep since the ter-
rible catastrophe. During the night
Capt. Farris organized a police force to
protect property, and now some system
has been established, and order pro-
duced out of chaos.
The Retirement of the Emperor
After having passed the span of yeai*s
allotted to man, and after a term of 21
years spent as Regent and King of
Prussia and Emperor of Germany, Wil-
liam I., lying in his palace and suffer-
ing from the wounds of a cowardly as-
sassin, retires from the cares and du-
ties of the throne and appoints as Re-
gent his son, the Crown Prince Freder-
tck William Nicholas Charles, or 44 Un-
ser Fritz," as tho Germans familiarly
call him. The old Emperor has had an
eventful life. He was born March 22,
1707, son of Frederick William III.
and Queen Louisa, and as a boy march-
ed with the Allies into Paris after the
overthrow of Napoleon. Coming into
manhood as a soldier, he has always re-
mained one, never giving up his uni-
form, and always sleeping under his
military blankets upon a rude iron couch.
When his brother, Frederick Wil-
liam IV., ascended the throne
in 1840, he was recognized as
the heir apparent. His military
predilections gave rise to the idea that
he was an absolutist, and so general
was this idea that, in the uprising of
1848, he had to leave the country. Af-
ter an absence of a few months he re-
turned, put down the Republican insur-
rection, and subsequently held several
important military positions. In 1857,
his brother being incapacitated by ill-
ness, he assumed his functions, and the
next year was formally installed as Re-
gent, succeeding as King of Prussia in
1861. From that time until 1870 he ac-
complished a great work in giving Ger-
many her present military strength and
prestige. He organized the army as
his first step. He made Bismarck Min
ister of Foreign Affairs in 1862; secured
Schleswig and Lauenburg in the Schles-
wig-Holstein war; in 1866, extinguished
Austria as a German Power, and
added Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover,
Ilesse-Cassel, Nassau, and Frank-
fort to Prussia, and established
the North-German Confederation,
and in 1867 made Bismarck Chancellor.
The candidature of the Spanish throne
in 1870 precipitated war between France
and Germany. The South German
States joined the Northern, and the war
was marked by a succession of brilliant
victories achieved by tho German
armies, with which he remained from
the firing of the first shot to the final
surrender of Napoleon at Sedan. On
the 18th of January, 1871, at the mili-
tary headquarters at Versailles, by the
request of the German States, he was
crowned Emperor of Germany, and his
first proclamation incorporated Alsace
and Lorraine in the Empire. Since that
time ho has cemented still stronger the
friendship of Germany with Russia,
Austria, and Italy, and carried on a
William I. of Germany, though he will
also be Frederick William V. of Prussia.
A Philosopher's Views of the
A letter of tho late Prof. Joseph Hen-
ry is published, in which he argues from
the evidence of law in the universe the
existence of a God. 44 First," he says,
44 it is one of the truths best established
by experience in my own mind that I
have a thinking, willing principle with-
in me, capable of intellectual activity
and of moral feeling. Second, it is
equally clear to me that you have a
similar spiritual principle within your-
self, since when I ask you an intelligent
question you give me an intellectual an-
swer. Third, when I examine opera-
tions of nature I find everywhere
through them evidences of intellectual
arrangements, contrivances to reach
definite ends precisely as I find in the
operations of man; and hence I infer
that these two classes of operations are
results of similar intelligence. Again,
in my own mind I find ideas of
right and wrong, of good and evil.
These ideas then exist in the universe,
and therefore form a basis of our ideas
of a moral universe. Furthermore, the
conceptions of good which are found
among our ideas associated with evil,
can be attributed only to a being of in-
finite perfections like that which we de-
nominate 4God.' On the other hand,
we are conscious of having such evil
thoughts and tendencies that we can
not associate ourselves with a divine be-
ing, who is the director and governor of
all, or even call upon him for mercy
without the intercession of one who may
affiliate himself with us."
A Voodoo Doctor.
The negroes of the South Carolina up-
country have just had an interesting ex-
perience with a voodoo doctor. It seems
that one Dr. Pinckney Wallis, colored,
attended one Steve Brown, also colored,
in the neighborhood of Chick Springs,
and declared that his patient was infest-
ed with frogs that had deposited their
eggs in his heels, being induced to do
so through a charm wrought by four
other darkies. He charged Steve $7.50
to relieve him. Steve was relieved and
went back to his work, the witnesses
testifying that as each egg was taken
from his mouth the frogs could be heard
to croak in his stomach. Wallis was
thus established in fame, and was for a
time regarded by some of the colored
citizens as a bigger man than Hampton.
He tried his arts, however, upon anoth-
er patient shortly afterward, aud igno-
miniously failed. The case was that of
a white man who had 44 fluctuation" in
his stomach. Wallis persuaded him
that he contained a pilot snake and a
frog in his stomach, and that the chas-
ing of the latter by the former through
the intestinal mazes caused the 41 fluctu-
ation." Wallis's charms would not op-
erate, and the people began to doubt.
Finally the indignation took the form of
a mob, and Wallis, fearing his life was
endangered, fled the country. With his
disappearance confidence was restored
once more in the community.
Now for Cheap Jet Jewelry.
While Professor Gunning stood chat-
ting in our sanctum the other day he
drew from his pocket a little piece of
hard, black substance, which he pre-
sented for our inspection, and asked
what we would call it. We guessed
coal. 44 No," he said; 44that is what
the man who discovered it thought it
was, but he was mistaken. He found it
in a thin ledge, cropping out in a can-
yon, and he took this specimen out and
sent it to me while I was lecturing up
I thd country. He wanted to know
whether it was really coal. It is jet—
the very finest kind, used for jewelry—
and worth $100,000 a ton! I have just
returned from locating the ledge with
the discoverer and he is now working
prolonged and severe contest with the I it." Continuing the subject, he ex-
pressed the opinion that the mineral
resources of California have hardly
found a beginning in development thus
far. Prospectors and miners have hith-
erto confined their attentions almost ex-
clusively to gold and silver, neglecting
the other valuable minerals, of which
there is a vast store in our mountains.
The Professor made an examination of
the oil lands of Ventura County, after
lecturing in Santa Barbara, and he ex-
presses an unqualified belief in their
Roman hierarchy during the Pontificate
of Pius IX.
The Emperor has but one daughter,
the Princess Louisa, born in 1888, and
married in 1856 to the Grand Duke
Frederick of Baden; and one son,
Prince Frederick William Nicholas
Charles, in whose favor he has retired.
Tho Crown Prince, now Regent, was
born in 1881, and graduated from the
University of Konigsburg. In 1858 he
married Victoria Adelaide, the Princess
Royal of Great Britain, by whom he has j richness in petroleum.—Lot
had six children. Like his father he is j (Cal.) Express.
a great soldier, and has performed dis- j —
tinguished service in two important | The Lake Victoria Nyanza Mission,
wars. In 1866, as Commander-in- j the members of which have been inur-
Chief of the second Prussian army, he j dered, was sent out by the American
contributed largely to the decisive victo- j Church Missionary Society. The ex-
ry of Sadowa, and in the Franco-Ger-! plorers landed on an island in Lake
man war ho served as the com- i Victoria Nyanza, where the people were
mander of the third army at the j known to be friendly. But a gang of
head of the South German j natives, belonging to a tribe against
forces. Ho won the first victory of the ] whom Stanley had conducted an expe-
war at Weissenburg, defeated MacMa- dition, attacked and brutally murdered
hon at Worth, and played a conspicu- j them. The missionaries had resolved
ous part in the catastrophe of Sedan and \ to make any sacrifice of time and dis-
the siege of Paris. The past has fur- j tance rather than shed a drop of blood,
nished aclear and unquestionable record ! The Roman Catholics will make an ef-
of his military abilities. The future j fort to establish missions at Lakes Vic-
must determine his measure of states- i toria and Teganyika.
HERE AND THERE.
It is thought in Ireland that Lord
Leilrim was murdered by men from
America whose families had been ex-
Mrs. A. T. Stewart owns a solitaire
diamond worth $35,000, which is said
to be the largest in the United States.
The bark Azor, which sailed recently
for Liberia, took as a part of her cargo
two entire Christian churches—one Bap-
tist and one Methodist.
The usual pay of a Sepoy is about
14 shillings per month, out of which he
has to buy his own food. When on ac-
tive service his pay is about double.
The mina is a small green parrot,
very common in India, and a great
many of them are taught to say the
first verse of the Mohammedan prayer
Queen Victoria's new saloon rail-
way car is one of the most beautiful of
its kind ever built, as may well be im-
agined from the fact that its construc-
tion and fittings cost over $80,000.
44 Raise that pot and I'll raise you,"
said Johnson to Bush, in the midst of a
poker game in Eureka, Cal., drawing a
revolver. Bush did not heed the warn-
ing, and was shot through the head.
The St. Louis law firm of Thomas &
Thomas is composed of twin brothers
so nearly alike that attorneys and the
Judge are puzzled to tell which one it
is that is conducting a case.
Dr. Campbell, of Galion, O., who
has had for 14 years severe coughing
spasms, which have sometimes nearly
strangled him, coughed up a fish-bone
last week, which has given him entire
Thurlow Weed, who knew the late
Prof. Henry when he was an appren-
tice to a silversmith in Albany, says that
young Henry then showed such talent
as an amateur actor that he was offered
an engagement in a professional troupe.
Henry thought favorably of the offer,
but Dr. T. Romeyn Beck, Principal of
the Albany Academy, offered him a
gratuitous academic course, and he
gave up the opportunity to go upon the
A very successful swindle is being
practiced upon the farmers of Indiana
by parties claiming to be agents for a
barb wire-fence. One agent makes a
farmer a present of 40 rods or more,
having him sign an agreement to put it
up in a conspicuous place for exhibition.
Another agent follows in his wake with
a bill for the wire, and has the farmer's
order for the wire, at an exorbitant
figure. They nearly always succeed in
fleecing their victims out of $25 to $50
on a compromise, taking back the wire.
Texas contains an estimated popula-
tion of 2,000,000. It receives an annual
increase by immigration alone of 250,-
000. There are produced in the State
annually about 700,000 bales of cotton.
The value of this crop is $30,000,000.
The annual export of cotton is esti-
mated at $10,000,000 in value, of wool
at $1,500,000, of hides at $1,800,000,
of beef in barrels and cans at $2,000,-
000, and other productions besides
wheat at $3,000,000. The present wheat
crop will bring between six and seven
Pedestrianism has become fashion-
able in San Francisco among both men
and women. Walking clubs are numer-
ous. The members meet on an appoint-
ed day in a suburb, and start off on trips
of from five to fifty miles, but the
44 roughing it" is generally more in fan-
cy than in fact, for carriages are taken
along for the tired ones to ride in. Dio
Lewis's party of 50 tourists has returned
demoralized. They intended to journey
and camp in the mountains for three
months, but the Doctor fell sick at the
outset, and two weeks of outdoor life
was enough for the rest.
The terrible sufferings of a Tenth
Cavalry company on the Staked Plain
of Texas, through thirst, are described
by Surgeon King. They were four
days without water, and the weather
was intensely hot. Their predicament
was caused by the death of their guide,
leaving them to wander by themselves
until a spring was finally found. Their
mouths became so dry that brown sug-
ar would not melt in them. Their
voices grew weak and strange, and their
sight dim, and when asleep they dream-
ed of banqueting. A sense of suffoca-
tion was extremely painful. They
drank water greedily, but it did not
quench their thirst—which shows, the
surgeon thinks, that the sense of thirst
resides not in the stomach, but in the
general system, and in this case could
not be relieved until the remote tissues
january and May have had to run
for their lives before the fury of an En-
glish mob at Ilanley. A fortnight ago
a bridegroom of 70 led to the altar a
girl of 18. The villagers regarded the
marriage as an unnatural and dreadful
act, and manifested their indignation by
attacking the couple at the door of the
Methodist chapel, tearing their wed-
ding clothes and ill-treating them gen-
erally. The mob then rushed into the
chapel, notwithstanding the efforts of a
small body of police to exclude them,
broke one of the windows, and such a
scene of violence ensned that it required
all the exertions of the police to protect
the objects of wrath from personal in-
jury. Ultimately, the old man escaped
from the building by one door, his new-
ly married wife by another, and, by aid
of a police escort, succeeded in reach-
ing their home in safety.
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