The Brunswick appeal. (Brunswick, Ga.) 1879-1881, November 20, 1879, Image 1

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THE BRUNSWICK APPEAL. VOLUME I. in «ugar JievLccop is nTfrteA gs between 25 ami Bo per cent, year than last. It. wi 11 have an important fearing on (lie price of cane sugar when it is remembered that beet sugar is identical with that of cane sti gar, and that ike beet-sugar manufacture covers about one-third of the sugar pro duct of the world. The late captain general of Cuba, Martinez Campos. is now the premier of •Spain; anil as stidi he is doingjiis best to sec uro. to Culta the reforms that he promised the people of that island before he returned to Spain. He is encounter ing a great deal of opposition in the cor tes, esjiecially a- to the abolition of slavery and tariff reforms. A dissolu tion of the cortes, or a ministerial crisis will probably occur before the Cuban measures are disposed of. The United States Economist says: A constant and steady export of wheat and breadstufl's will occur throughout the fall and winter months. As the season ad vances it would not be surprising if prices would gradually grow firmer. It is unfortunate for the general welfare of the country that great operators in grain manipulate the market in wheat as they do trucks i? AV all street. By concerted action corner wheat as they do railroad stocks and thereby unsettle values to the’ hindrance of legitimate business. The Catholic Bishops of Ireland have adopted resolutionsappealing to the gov ernment and to all public bodies and . individuals to help the poor, as the poor law act is insufficient to meet the neces sities of the impending crisis. They at the same time exhort their Hocks to bear their trials patiently, to respect the rights of others, to pay their just debts as fully as they are able and to obey the laws, while using all peaceful and constitu tional means to reform the land laws, which are the main cause of the coun try’s poverty ami helplessness. Any one who has traveled along the railroads that traverse the coal regions of Pennsylvania, must have noticed the huge black hills that stand beside every colliery. These mountains are coal waste, and have hitherto been, not only useless, 1 but cumberers of the ground. It is esti mated that twenty million tons of this j-pf i|»K» .ft ppwhreed year, an-Gt H.-. j Ken a problem long thought over by owners!,' what to do with this waste. Some years ago a Pennsylvania man pat tented a plan by which the liner portions < of the waste was to be pressed into bricks 1 fit for use as fuel, but the expense of , manufacturing is greater than the profit j accruing, so that plan fell through. Now, however, a locomotive has been con- * structed that will use this waste as fuel without any special preparation, except , screening, ft is expected that over 100,- < 000 tons will be used this year and when stationary engines get to use the waste, ] those immense black mounds will rapidly I disappear from the landscape of Pennsyl vania. . ■ , It is stated that France and England have accepted Austria’s view of the' j Rothschild loan ; that Rothschild must redeem prior loans amounting to £1,400,- 000 in order to have first security on the 1 surrender of the Kbedival estate. Aus tria and Germany will accept Anglo- French representatives in the commis sion of liquidating, and resulting control over Egyptian financial administration. This agreement, if accomplished, removes ' the threatenened hitch in the Anglo- French scheme. The Porte ami Sultan arc spending their whole time over the reform question and the demands of En- The position of the other powers is necessarily one of reserve in the ques tion, which primarily concerns England and Turkey, and in which marked inter ference would tend to embroil rather than clear matters. Still, as regards Austria and Germany, it may be taken for_granted that their influence is being exerted in support of the demand for beginning reforms as well as toward pre venting any Collision. As to joining’ eventually in measures of coercion, no invitation has yet been addressed to these powers. In this respect there has, there fore, been no occasion for giving an opin ion on the subject. The French and Italian Cabinets are more than usually reserved on the question, while the Rus sian attitude in a difference lietween En gland and Turkey cannot for a moment lie doubted. Differences of that kind have always been regarded by Russia as a most efficient lever for promoting her political designs in Turkey—a lever sure to be applied on the present occasion if the complication last long enough to give her an opportunity. Many people throughout the south will be pained to learn of the death of Dr. Lovick Pierce, which occurred in the home of his son at Sparta,(la.,on Nov. 11th. Dr. Pierce was the oldest Methodist preacher in the United States. He has held every office in the ministry except bishop. He gave to the church, how ever, a bishop in the person of his son, George F. Pierce, who is to-day ojjg of its most powerful leaders. George F. Pierce was admitted to the ministry at the Jitjt,: Georgia conference in Macon, January 5, 1831. His career is of more recent date and is a part of contemporary Methodist history. Dr. Pierce has been a delegate to every general conference of the Methodist church, and in 181© was the fraternal messenger sent to the northern general conference, but was refused ad mission and recognition. In 1874 he was one of the three sent in response to those who came to the southern general con ference at Louisville. He was unable to go to the conference north, but wrote a memorable letter upon the fraternal relations of the churches. In May, 1871, Bishop Pierce was in Louisville, attending the general conference, and last year he was present at the general conference in Atlanta. One of the most notable incidents of the conference in Louisville was a litpe speech he made in connection with the transaction of some conference business. The aged bishop said: “My Beloved Brethren: I stand before you rather as a marvel in the his tory of Methodist preachers. It would be very unliecoining in me to congratu late you on account of my presence with you, but it is right that I should con gratulate myself on being permitted to see this very certainly the last genera! conference I shall ever attend. I have been greatly honored—more certainly than I have ever deserved. I have never been left out since the time of my eligi bility as a delegate. I have never done much. I have always-felt inclined to retire rather than make myself bold and prominent. 1 had no expectation, when it was announced to me that I was elected to this general conference, that I could be present with you. It may be consid ered as the first instance in history, at least in that of our own ministry, that a man in his ninetieth year has'traveled six hundred miles and occupied his seat daily in a body like this; but Goil has conferred upon me this very remarkable blessing.” ‘ SOUTHERN NEWS. Jackson, Tenn., has a coal famine. Cartersville, Ga„ is to have two cot ton-factories. Corn is worth $1 per bushel in Goliad county, Texas. Blight is affecting the orange trees in southwest Louisiana. The cotton presses of Atlanta are. working day and night. Union City, Tenn., has just started a bank, with §50,000 capital. There was a state convention of spir itualists in Texas last week. Savannah, Ga., received seven thou sand bales of cotton Tuesday. Grasshoupgrs have, done iucMeuiuij,. injury to rife wtieni crop or zexas. Chattanooga’s population has increased 1,391 during the past twelve months. Lady compositors are employed in the offices of a number of Southern newspa pers. The city bonds of Savannah, 8. C., have advanced 3.90 per cent, since Au- gust. . , . , San Antonio, Texas, is to have a pat ent gas-machine in tiic Alamo, with 300 lamps. McKendree Church, Nashville, which was recently burned, is to be rebuilt at once. Some fine jacks were sold this week to parties near Palestine, Texas, at $“75 per head. The Seventh-day Adventists of Texas are holding a grand camp meeting near Dallas. Georgia enjoys the reputation of hav ing the handsomest governor in the Union. Seventy-five cents per bushel has been the price of coal in Memphis since the Ist inst. Paul R. Hayne, the Gporgia poet, de nies that he intends ’to move to the North. ' Columbia, Tenn., is to have a large factory for turning out wooden handles of all kinds. The public schools were dismissed in Chattanooga, Tenii., to let the children see “Pinafore.” Texas counts up her four million sheep and asks that she be called the “ Mutton State.” The editor of the Key West ( Fla.) Dispatch, a colored man is in jail on the charge of robbery. Judge Lochrane, of Atlanta, gets §lO,- 000 a year as attorney for the Pullman Palace Car company. Warren county, Mississippi, in three years and nine months has reduced her indebtedness $114,095. The young ladies of Frankfort, Ky., not to be behind the times have organ ized a cooking club. Atlanta has eight banking institutions, not including Jim Banks, who is a sep arate institution of his own. Increased attention is being given to fish culture in Virginia. There are now three hatching houses in the state. Colonel E. Richardson, of Jackson, Miss., has given $2,000 for the improve ment of the cemetery in that city. A German colony has settled in Es cambia county, Fla., near the Pensacola railroad, to engage in sheep raising. The Americus, ( Ga.), Recorder thinks that cattle-raising will sujtersede cotton growing to a great extent in that section. The Houston and Texas Central rail road is receiving new steel rails with which to replace those of iron now in use. An extra session of the Florida legis lature, to consider the proposition of the Florida ship canal, will probably be held soon. The scarcity of water on the route of the Texas Central railroad is so great, as to interfere with the regularity of trains. The Augusta, Ga., cotton mills havea capital of $900,000, and pay a dividend of twenty-eight per cent, on the money invested. ' The Whig records the death in Rich mond, Va., of Capt. C, F. Pardigan, tt noted French teacher and cx-Confeder stte soldier, BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 20, 1879. There are thirteen thousand volumes belonging to the North Carolina State Library, more than the library building affords room for. The New Orleans papers call upon the police of that city to abate the nuisance caused by the illegal sale of lottery tick ets on the streets. The court-house at Opelika, Georgia, was fired by incendiaries Tuesday night, but the Hames were discovered in time to prevent any damage. The progressive towns in Georgia are striving to secure the location of the State Normal College provided for by the last legislature. A number of influential newspapers in the south are advocating smaller farms and better cultivation as the surest way to success and prosperity. Ilan Isboro, Miss., is furnishing Louis iana stflck-iaisers with blooded Dheep. I'he town is also making preparations to start a cotton and woolen factory. Between 600 and 800 laborers arc now engaged in the construction of the Owen horo and Nashville railroad between Adairsville and Russelville, Ky. The hemp factories at Lexington, Ky., have closed on account of a regulation of the railroad companies raising the cost of transportation for dress hemped. Farmers in Chattaboochie and Stew art counties, Georgia, complain of a great scarcity of labor, and the cotton crop threatens to be diminished in con sequence. Louisiana sugar-]Haulers are elated over the fact that the. European beet sugar crop for the present year is twenty-live or thirty per c nt. below the average. Memphis Appeal: The city is becom ing haunted with drummers. They now think Memphis is a great city, although during the epidemic thev gave her a wide berth. Flemingsburg ( Ky.) Times : We have no big pumpkins, blit D. B. Hinton has a gourd that is 104 years old. It was brought from England to Virginia in the. year 1775. The Little Rock gas company has re fused to furnish gas to the city for its streets and public buildings until the city puts an etui to its indebtedness to the company. In Lonoke county, Ark., last week, a quarrel between MeArmstrong, Justice of the Peace, and Pink Saunders, result ed in the shooting of the. latter. Death occurred instantly. The. past summer in Key West, Fla., was the healthiest which the inhabitants of that city have experienced in thirty years. The mortality was less by one third than in any year since 1861. Mr. AV. U. Cotton, of II arris county, Ga., raised a stalk of cotton this season that is now bearing nine hundred and V. .11— 'LL- ~ j i Dickson variety. The Catletsburg Dem., says that Win. Christian, of Lawrence county, claims to have fallen heir to Fountain square, in Cincinnati, and that he has refused §140,000 for his interest. Frank Smith of Fayette, county Ky., has shipped to New York for the. eastern market one hundred head ol cattle that averaged 1,800 pounds. Four head averaged 2,120 pounds. Savannah News: Pensacola is elated because she owns the steamship Escam bia, of the capacity of 6,500 balesol cot ton, which is intended to ply regularly between that port and Liverpool. Ex-Governor Alcorn is building a fine residence on his home plantation, in Jonestown, Coahoma county, Miss. When finished it will be one of the linestand best arranged dwelings in the State. A colored woman died at New Orleans the other day whose age was given at 100 years by the coroner, but she was sup posed by those who knew her best to have been at least thirty years older. Belgreen, the new county-seat of Franklin county, Ala., though founded only eight months ago, has a nice, new court-house and county offices, and a brand-new paper —the Franklin News. In Walter county, Tex., the District Court rendered a verdict of §14,000 damages against the Central railway in favor of Mrs. Fowler, whose husband was accidentally killed atHowth station. Memphis Ledger: Nearly 400 bales of cotton have been shipjied from Captain William Forrest’s President’s island plantation. The crop will not all be gathered before the end of the present year. Columbus Times: Some of our citi zens have already commenced to sow oats for the spring crop. Efforts will be made to retain the reputation of raising the finest oat crops in southwestern Gear- According to the Banner, the year’s operations of the Nashville cotton fac tory, closing on the, 30th of September, indicate considerable prosperity. Ihe amount of wages paid was $2,807.90, and the number of yards of cloth produced was 5,424,927. Little Rock, (Ark.) Democrat: The jury in the Tom Davis murder case was hung by a colored man, reported to be a barber. The other jurors were white. The prisoner was a colored man, the vic tim a white man. Holly Springs, (Miss.) Reporter: The dedication of the monument, elected to the memory of Rev. Father Oberti and the six Sisters of Bethlehem Academy, who died of yellow fever in this city in 1878, took place, Monday. The News says that a young man named Randolph Watts, oi Savannah, Ga., who recently appropriated $1,3500f his employer’s money, and left very sud denly, has returned and voluntarily giv en himself up to the authorities. Jackson (Miss.) Clarion : In the death of Paul A. Botto, of the Natchez Demo crat, the press of Mississippi, has lost one of its worthiest members. He was born in Italy in 1810, but has resided in Mississippi since his childhood. Little Rock ( Ark.) Gazette : Sever al wood cases came, up before the United States Court yesterday. Cutting wood from ,'government lands has caused a great deal of trouble, and as ignorance of the law excuses no man, the Urmffp is inflicted. New Orleans picayune: Th/ Britisl | steamship Ashburn, Capt. Hall, was cleared yesterday for Liverpool with a cargo of 7,120 bales of cotton. 1,378 sacks of oil cake and 1,080 pieces’slaves. This is the largest cargo of cotton ever ex ported on any one vessel from this port. One of the brightest young lawyers in Arkansas, J. P. AVoods, oi Johnson county, has been sentenced io the peni tentiary for stealing a pistol. The pis tol was taken while he was drunk, hut the] worst feature in the case was that AVoods did not tell that he had the pis tol after he became sober. Charleston News: The United Slates Government employes are removing 10,000 tons of granite from the quarries near Columbia to AVihninclon N. C., to be used upon the public works in that harbor.. It is greatly to be regretted that this stone can not be' T-sj'vi upon the Charleston jetties simply ’heNause there is no communication by railroad to the water’s edge. A Pulaski (Tenn.) Citizen: The sur plus agricultural products of Giles coun ty this year will reach] §1,000,000, as follows: 'Wheat, §200,000; cotton,§6oo,- 000; mules, hogs and beef, $200,000, This, with a population of 32,000, gives us nearly §3OO cash per capital for every man, woman and child, black and white in the comity. Certainly there is life in the old land yet. < 'ne of the unsung heroes of the Mem phis plague is John Walsh, an undertak er there, who has remained pluekily at his post for two years. At times he has been left absolutely without assistance and at times he has buried 150 bodies in one day. A young lady, Miss Caledonia Linton, Texas, residing on Cottonwood Creek, w hile walking in the woods met a large alligator. She got a rope, tied it around the alligator’s neck and dragged it two miles to her home. ’The brute came near striking her several times. The Georgia gold mines yield §1,000,000 a year. The Magruder mine, just in the edge of Lincoln county, is worked day ami night, and yields JOO penny weights ol gobi per hour, or §BOO a day, and the Georgia papers think that their State will eventually rival Colorado’s mineral richness. Memphis Ledger: To be collared by an official and charged §10.25 every time lie comes here, makes a commercial tour ist roar, and some get oil in a hurry. Four came in a few nights since, and up on seeing how it was, they never un packed, and thenext train carried them out of town. Memphis Ledger: It is rumored that there is to be no Mardi Gras display here next spring, and it is also current that the pageant, at one time intended by the Memphi for the 10th of February next, has been sold, and that it paraded the streets of St. Louis a few weeks ago un der the atlsjuecsof lljo .Vaijg'.l fcProul(G*r by two trifling women, each the mother oi' several children, was burned the oth er night, and three little children per ished. 'The women are strongly suspect ed of having started the lire. < hie of the women was once before imprisoned fora similar crime. Col. AVm. H. Caruthers, a prominent citizen of Virginia, died in Nottoway county, on the 12th of October, at the age of eighty-throe years. Though a gen tleman of thorough education and line address, and qualified fora brilliant law yer, he devoted his life principally to agricultural pursuits. During the late civil war he filled the place of major in a Virginia regiment. Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times: L. F. Johnson met a singularly sad and tragi cal death at AVashington and Lee Col lege, Va., last Saturday. He ami an in timate friend named Poigiier were play ingcroquet when they began quarreling, and Poigner struck Johnson lightly on the back of the head with a croquet mal let. Johnson died a few hours after. The grief of his brothers and of bis unfor tunate slayer was heartrendering. I’oig ner is in jail. Master Joseph Brand, sou of Mr. E. M. Brand, of Logansville, La., was the victim of a most shocking accident at his father’s gin in that place on Tuesday of last week. AVhile putting some tur pentine upon the band leading from the steam engine to the gin, to prevent its slipping, his left arm was caught ami so torn and mangled that it necessitated the amputation of the limb near the shoul der. The lad suffered most excrucia tingly and died shortly afterwards. Brownsville (Tenn.) States: Last spring, a colored man in this county rented a place and planted a little crop. He had but onemule, and that turned up its legs and died just as the cotton com menced coming up. In sore trouble he applied to his merchant for advice and help. A mule was bought for sixty-five dollars and the crop was faithfully worked, gathered and sold.' The colored man has paid his rent —one hundred dol lars—paid for his summer’s supplies, paid for his mule and has about three hundred dollars left. Mr. S. Brocker, one of the cstablishers of the Little Rock Democrat and for several years connected with the Gazette, died of dropsy on November 9th. He was a native of Cumberland, Did., and was about 58 years of age. He served throughout the civil war as an officer in the confederate light artillery, and was a major commanding a battalion at the close. In the, Brooks-Baxter trouble in 1874 he was appointed brigadier-gener al. He was for several years secretary and grand master of the Masons in Ar kansas. Maysville ( Ky.) Republican: Last Saturday an aged and decrepit weman, carrying upon her back an idiotic child, about ten years old, passed through this city on her way to Kam as City, where she expects to join her husband, who left her for that place years ago. She was an object of pity and commiseration as she trudged along with her burden upon her back, on her long and weary tramp, depending upon the charity of strangers fora subsistence. She said she was from Martin county. After remain ing ever Sunday at the station-house . resting and recuperating hr '.iited a.-am I ’''T l ® ' ' ’ ■ Professor Hayden, six miles northeast of the city, in Harrington vein of chloride ami bromide of silver, the first found Ju Georgia, and gives promise of immense value. The range of assays of silver go into the hundreds, and the gold will give from twenty to for.y dollars per ton. There arc three v.ins in this neigh borhood which are argentiferous, viz: “ Harris lode,” the Kelton vein aiid the I farrington vein; in addition to which is a ledge of white, marble, and near by, on Dr. Ham’s land, is a dyke of porphyry; associated with it you find a vein of magnetic iron and manganese. Mr. L. J. Dupree, editorof the Austin, (Texas) Btatcsiiiail, thus writes of a Georgia town: The Augusta Georgia Ncwssays “the third crop of figs in Ogle thorpe county is nearly ripe, and there has not been a lighter quarrel in Lexing ton since hist spring.” It was of this ancient village that Bob Toombs said forty years ago that it was “finished and fenced in fifty years” before his time. The assertion has been applied to other fossilized towns but owes paternity to Bob Toombs. But Lexington is a his torical spot. Little, lifeless, rose-embow ered, its shining white cottages and resi dences going to decay, its store houses empty, and courthouse a dilapidated rookery—hapless as its fortunes may be, and deserted its bar room, where the Ncwssays there “has not been a fight since'last spring,” Lexington is still a fascinating spot—for aii ai’chieologist. The voice of AVm. 11. Crawford was once familiar on its streets as was bis gigantic form. He sat, in his old age, on the bench. "His old home is hard by, and that of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and of George R. Gilmer and of the builder of the great public hall of Athens. These old homes of Worth and grcatilcss still constitute monuments to the ancient glory of Lexington. Then Tom and Howell Cobb and Bob Toombs and Bill Dougherty and Jack Greer and Alexan der H. Stephens, were boys, loitering idly about the village green of Lexington. No wonder the “third crop of ligs this season ripens in Lexington.” Figs have less to-do there than in any spot of si lence, white sand, and sunlight and soli tude oil God’s foot stool. In the last number of the Monroe, (Ga.) Advertiser, Dr. A. Rogers pays the following tribute to oneol hisformer slaves: Aunt Clara Rogers, one of the best and most unexceptional colored women the writer ever knew, died last week She was a faithful affd true ser vant in slavery, obedient, honest, confid ing and loving; true to her master and mistress, and a kind nurse. There was not one of thcchildren that did not love her. She nursed them all; cared for them, and called them her children; and woe to the darkey that dared to offend one of them. After freedom she was the same kind and faithful friend and servant, living with her former mistre-s most of ns in flays "I yore. Nounng <-xi t- H among them all but the kindest words and feelings. When her mistress sicken ed and died, she sat by her bedside to wait on her and see the last breath de part, and then she wept with the chil dren ami lamented her death as one of them. Her disease was the fatal and tormenting cancer, which she bore with calmness, fortitude and resignat ion. She said all her trust was in God, and exhort ed her husband, kindred and friends to meet her in heaven. For two days before she died, she refused to take any more morphine, to alleviate her sullerings, which were very great, saying she wished to die in her senses, which she did. Speaking kindly and lovingly to all pre sent, and offering her hand to husband and others when she could no longer speak, 'fhe household she so much loved now weep for Aunt Clara, and hope to meet her again on the other side of the dark river. Farewell departed kind one, we believe your robe there will be shining white. MISCELLANEOUS. | fA widow 70 years of age, residing near Austin, Texas, takes care of a slock ranch and 300 head of cattle. John Arnold, of Mineral county, West Virginia, raised this year ten barrels of corn from one ear’s planting. Mrs. Charlotte Letcher, the widow of ex-< lovernor Letcher, of Kentucky, died at Frankfort on the 29th of October. The whole number of Methodists in Louisville, Ky., in 1865, was 1,424. The number at the close of 1878 was 4,882. The Ashville Citizen says : President Fain anil Superintendent Herbert will soon have their end of the North Geor gia railroad completed. Wood county, West Virginia, has shipped this fall 290,006 pounds of crapes, besides the quantity sold at home, yielding in all a revenue of SIO,OOO. A correspondent in an exchange gives his experience in favor of cotton seed meal for milch cows. He feeds three fourths of a pound, morning and night. Under this feed one cow gives an extra yield of three quarts and another of two and a half quarts of milk. A cheap and simple piece of machin ery has just been invented and is in op eration al Weschester $. C., which spins seed cotton Into thread, it is claimed that this invention wilt add 100 per cent, to the profit of the planter, as it saves him the expense of ginning, baling, bagging and ties. “ Dal c.ullud pussun on de jury, him’s de man I objec to,” said a negro when put on trial in the Marion, S. C., Court the other day. The black, good man and true, was unseated, and the prisoner given acquittal. After his release the darkey was asked what he had against a juryman of his own color. “ Nuflin at all,’boss,” said he, “but, yesee, 1 knowed if I flattered the prejudus ob de odder jurymen dat 1 get off, an’ golly I did.” Sidney Lanier, the poet-musician. lecturing at the Johns Haltimore, on • I" '' ~ ONE OF GENERAL JACKSON’S MEN. Abraham Joliumhi'k Kvcntfnl rare of 100 Ve»rx-lil« Indian Wile anal A««><la ilon*. |New York Times.] Just beyond the Moosic mountains, a few miles northeast of Scranton, Pa., in the primitive village of Salem, there lives a centenarian whose history reads like a page plucked from one. of tho Leather-stocking romances. Abraham Johnson is now 106 years old—hale, hearty, unimpaired in intellect, and gifted with a remarkable memory. His family record shows that he was born in tlie state of Afermont, early in the year 1773, near Lake Champlain. His father was a Revolutionary soldier, and was killed at the battle of Stillwater, a short time before General Burgoyne’a surren der, October 13, 1777. Abraham John son was Captain of a company of Oneida Indjaus in 1814, under General Macomb, who commanded at Plattsburg during the absence of General Izard. He refers with great pride to the battle of Platts burg, and shows two wounds which he received on that occasion. One of them is a bayonet-thrust below the knee, the other a sword-cut on the neck. He says that after he was struck down by a gigantic “ Red Coat,” another thrust a bayonet through his leg to ascertain if he were dead. He says he bore the pun ishment rather than sutler the indigna tion of being taken prisoner, and was accordingly left for dead. The Indians carried their bleeding and battle-scared commander to their village, where he was nursed and cared for by Oneida, the beautiful daughter of an Indian chief, whose gentle care restored him to health and strength. But while she healed his bloody wounds, she inflicted one still deeper on the warrior’s heart, and he fell desperately in love with her. Bhe eventu ally returned his affection, and they were married after peace had been restored between the United States and Great Britain. They made their home in Sus sex County, N. J., where the dark-eyed daughter of the forest taught her soldier husband how to earn a livelihood by basket-making. A daughter was born to them, and they named her Martha. She is at present known as Mrs. Ellsworth, and lives in Madison township, Lacka wanna county. As years went by A lira ham Johnson’s Indian wife began to pine for her old homo and the rude associa tions of her childhood. She gradually failed in health, and, finally, in response to her repeated longings for her people, her husband carried her back to the Oneidas, where she died, and was buried as became the daughter of an Indian chief. Little Martha found a home and shelter for a time with an uncle in Sus sex county, but when she grew up she joined the Oneida Indians, and lived among her mother's kindred, where she married a man by the unromantic name of Brown. After his death, she married EJisworUi. her nrosant of her princely ancestors as 1T They hole, the proud name of Plantagenets, or owned the high and haughty spiritof the Tudors. Since the loss of his Indian wife Abraham Johnson has remained single. llc still talks of General Jack son with great unction, and declares that ho will vote for General Jackson to the day of his death. Although entitled to a pension for his soldierly services in de fense of the flag, he does not receive a penny, and is permitted to remain a charge on Salem township. He is prob ably one of tho oldest men in Pennsyl vania. The Skulls of Murderers. One of the most curious collections in the great Anthropological Museum in the Paris Exhibition of last year was a collection of thirty-six.skulls of murder ers who had been guillotined in France. This collection has been carefully studied by Mr. Bordier, who has published the results of his studies in the last number of Broca’s liemie d! Anthropologic. The most striking result of his observa tions is the very large cubic capacity of these crania. In fact, the average volume of the thirty-six skulls, measured with shot by Broca’s method, is as much as 1549T1 cubic centimeters. Eliminating, however, one of the skid Is which is of usual size (2076 cubic centimeters,) and is ob viously abnormal, the average is reduced to 1531 cubic centimeters. But even this figure is considerably higher than the average of an ordinary series of modern crania. In order to find skulls of equal capacity it is necessary to go back to prehistoric times; thus the capacity of Solutre skulls is 1615, and that of the type from the cave of L’Homme Mort is 1606’5 cubic centi meters. The development of the murder ers’ skulls is not in the frontal, but in the parieto-occipital region; and it ap pears to indicate a low intellectual standard, with a strong tendency to powerful action. Most of the cerebral characteristics presented by the skulls of these criminals are comparable with those of prehistoric races. A murderer may be regarded as an anachronism, and his character may be explained on the principle of atavism, or reversion to an early type. If a prehistoric savage could be introduced into modern society he would probably become a notorious criminal; on the other hand, if one of the brutal murderers of modern times had lived in prehistoric ages, he might have, been a chief of his tribe, highly respected. A New Story. Modjeska is writing a story for Scrib ner’s Monthly. It is a love story. Ihe heroine’s name is Griscldavilcb Topple watchkitzky, and the hero’s Vladimir Tschezarotsh. The scene is laid in the quiet little Bolish village Stirritupit visch, on the banks of the classic River Muddibsehky, in the region of the zcnbutitzelosky Mountains. pa- age from advance 1 tWO. ;■ NUMBER 1. A HIT HE’S FAME. Like a quiv’ering, crystal bubble, Floating on the summer’® air, Is a maiden’s fame for virtue, Jewel of all jewels rare. But a breath—and gone the bubble, Never more to be the same; B.uf a whispered word of scandal— Gone the maiden’s spotless fame. False may be the direful rumor; Pure in heart may be the inaid; But a heartless world will whisper, And the forfeit must be paid. WAIFS AND WHIMS. To ask a man to pay a bill is as easily said as dim. The outlook in Washington— the ob servatory. Charity begins at home, and ends in a foreign mission society. The only trip some people have taken the past summer was on a banana skin. A WORM in the is worth two in the month. They called the old man a “ rattling” <ood talker because his teeth were loose. “ To be continued in our next,*’ as the fond young mother said after rehearsing the woes of her first-born.— N. K Mail. To use the new machines or the old, fashioned washboards? Aye, there’s the rub. A mercenary wretch who courted a rich blind girl, said he worshiped an eye dull. SHE certainly had a pretty foot, but after all it didn’t make half so much im pression on him as the old man’s. Cincinnati school boy’s thought: “ Wonder whether Napoleon ever sat down on a pin without hollerin’?”— Andrew’s Bazar. It doesn’t require any very hard blows to pound a man into a jelly, if the jelly be not too solid.— Cincinnati Satur day Bi'y/it. The reason that some men can writ* such hard, bitter things, must be that most ink is usually made of iron and gall- The girl who is sweet enough to be called a “dough nut” before she is mar ried, is usually sweet enough to be a “do naught” afterwards. A friend of ours remarks that the reason the softer sex call the men bears, is because they hug the girls so tight. Logic by the armful. “So ends my tail,” as the bee said to the boy, at the same time giving him a practical illustration of how he con ducted business. A little boy came to his mother re cently and said: “Mamma, I should think that if I was made of dust I would get muddy inside when I drink.” .1 ames I'A rton and Bob Ingersoll have joined hands. They are satisfied there is no heaven, because Sankey says “There’ll be no Parton there,” --w.-v x« x ji,nrumr rter v o been a coachman ami put her under tho ’bus— OU City Derrick. We are ottering a chromo for a book agent who is not selling the finest work ever before presented for public pat ronage. Many persons believe all the snake stories printed in the newspapers, and refuse to place any credence in the ser pent story to be found in the first chap ters of the Bible. — Norristown Herald. He said he wanted her to be his help meet, and she replied that she could never be more than assister to him.— Poston Post. The New Orleans Picayune says: It takes twenty able-bodied men to stand and look at one poor little sign painter while he is at work. The Paris fashion of ladies taking tea in bonnets and gloves doesn’t seem absurd toa country boy who often drinks water from his hat. A Chicago man’s nightmare turned out to be the shadow of his wife’s foot on the bedroom wall, instead of an un earthly monster with five horns. “It is easier to raise a beard than raise a dime,” said a young Old citizen, who has stopped shaving.— Oil City Derrick, “ Yes,” said Johnny, “ lapsus may be the Latin for ‘ slip,’ but I notice that when mother laps us it usually means a slipper.” “ I called twice and found you out,” said Mrs. Jones. “Very good,” said Mrs. Smith; “ I had to call but once to find you out.” “ Down in Maryland there is a black man who is turning white. We can match it. The other evening we saw a White girl turn red.” A Meriden man has a mule called “ Confusion.” And every time he licks it, it only makes confusion worse, con found it. A hardware clerk who was a little green at the business sent a couple of lifting jacks round to a customer who ordered a pair of razors. Olive Logan says: “I saw George Eliot walking in the Regent Park the other day. How sad and ill she does look, to be sure. I hear her physicians say she must never produce another novel!” , , , . The gang of burglars .who work for Beven straight hours to hammer a safe to pieces to secure fourteen cents, know how a country ministed feels next day after a donation visit. Scene in a restaurant: Two ladies seated at a table. First lady to the waiter—“ Bring me an ice-cream, please.” Second lady—“ I’ll have an too.” Waiter I i 11 .. j, '* ■ Vw 'i ■