I THE MACON WEEKLY TELEGRAPH: TUESDAY DECEMBER 2!), 1885.-TWELVE PAGES.
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Men and Women Wlioae 1.1 nes Have Bern
Sung by Million*.
Tlie Rov. Robert Lowry, formerly of
Brooklyn, lias told a writer of the New York
Star that he wroto “Shall Wo Gather at the
lUver?" and how he happened to do it
“It was on a ferociously hot afternoon in
July, lHi'il, while lonnging in my study on
Elliot place, Brooklyn, totally unqualified
for mental work, tny’miud in a stnto border
ing on dreamland, and with n delightful
vision of country lifo ami flowing streams
before me, that I suddenly roused myself
and instantly recalled to mind that consid
erable hail been written by hyronolo-
gists regarding tbe ‘River of Heath.’
With my heart full of gratitude I at once
resolved to write about tho ‘River of Life’
and tho goodness i id majesty of God. It
required hut a re- :.iiantes to draft the
entire hymn, making or.ly two or three cor
rections, I thin!;. With my thoughts cen
tered upon God and heaven, I sat down in
the parlor at my organ, and sot tho linos to
music that very day." This is tho histor"
Esoi.and now occupies her favorite po
sition. Russia and Austria are getting
roody for war, and ahe is soiling the sup
Bays the Philadelphia Times: “Old as he
is, Bismarck may yet learn that tbe cause
of human rights advances in spite of pre
mier or king."
mnstc that very day. 1 tits is tue ntstory
of a hymn that lias since been sting in all
the churches anil Sunday-schools of Amer
ica, imd ns the author himself has learned,
in those ol China, Bnrmah, Hindcostan,
and finite recently in Japan. Hr. Lowry
now lives in retirement at Plainfield, N.
J., enjoying a well-deserved reposo after
an exceedingly busy life. Ho preaches
but little, devoting most of bis time at
his orgnn retting hymns to mnsio.
Joseph Itopkinson, the author of “Hail,
Columbia!" died in Philadelphia in 1812.
The song upon which his fame chiefly rests,
although lie wns distinguished for many
other intellectual achievements, was writ
ten, almost impromptu, for a young actor
named Fox, who was attached to a Phila-
It used to be said that "all good Ameri
cans go to Paris when they die.” Nowa
days Americans, good or bad, go to Paris if
An exchange says: ‘-The Mikado of Japan
novel wears a garment that has been
washed.” And in this respect the “col
ored brethren" largely follow the example
ot the Mikado.
Tun heirs anl administrators of General
Toombs should get out an inj unction against
certain newspaper scribblera who .still as
sault his memory with manufactured remin
iscences in wretched English.
Tun voters ot Boston have decided that
t!u* sex which hears and trains children
idut'i have no part in the supervision of
their school education. It is a wrong deci
sion, nevertheless, thinks the Boston Her
Tun great lnjnstico inflicted upon Fitz
John Porter and left unattoned for through
twenty years, was acrimo worse than the as-
saradnation of Lincoln or Garfield. Those
wore the victims of two cranks. Porter is
tlie victim of a nation. It is not too late to
lilt the odium from his name, but who will
give him bock the happlnoai which right
fully belonged to his wasted years?
Says the SL Louis Republican : “Fitz-
John Porter is now an old man, worn out
prematurely by the terrible ordeal ot twen
ty-three years, an ordeal that would have
crashed long ago a soul leas innocent, a
spirit less courageous. Must he die without
obtaining that poor measure of atonement
now possiblo? Must the nation whose
fame hi# valor has brightened, and in whose
battles he has shed his blood, bear forever
the ineffable shame of the wrong inflicted
upon him ? It is for Congress to say, and
delay is dangerous."
hhreda and Hatches-
Tho Hcrvfens hero encuAtcd PI rut, sad Milan
can no longer slag, “lam a Flint King."—Pi Ita
Mr. tleorge W, Cabin would alrvngthi-n hi# doubt-
ful rlaim# to posterity by abutting tils mouth.—
At teat Mr. Morrison can congntulsta hlmaclf
that ha la tbs author ot aoinething that wuin't de
The girl who won't dirt with anybody may not
ham so good a time, bulubs will get along better
later on.— Philadelphia Times.
"A ebatr of matrimony Is talked of at Vaasar
College." Of courts It will be a big rocking-chair
■lioug enough to hold two.-Gtapalc.
Paso Wanna has failed as a book-keeper, and
now employed as galley-boy la the printing ofllce at
slag Stag prison. He it seems that the prison au
thorium have coma to the conclnsion which Ward'
victims reached long ego-tlialPent Ward is more
ot e devil tqaa anything else.—Chicago Telegram.
A woman ea in disguise and waa Seeing from
aooi'- crime ahe had committed. She waa traveling
la a stage coach sad stopped at a country tan. Tha
trseuleia alighted tad tha supposed loan got oat
with tha others. AU went to the wash shelf at the
end of the porch. A man was anting leaning
attsinat the post of the porch, lie was watching the
woman la disguise na she washed bar face sod
bands sad when tha waa dose ha at oaea arrested
Iter, lie discorersd her sox by her manner of ap-
plying tho water la washing bee fees. All men rub
up and down and snort AU women apply Iho wa
ter and stroke gently downward.—Chicago Trlbunm
To Muggeat a Smile.
“You’re eaten next to nothing,” lisped
Smitliera, who was dining with his Thanks
giving girl. “Oh, I always do that when I
ait by yon," responded tbe yonng lady,
“Yon dear thing," ah* said, gushingly,
“how handsome your bonnet does look.
I’m sure it locks au well as it did lsst win
ter.” Only a vuuaj could say thing like
this and say them so essy.—Rockland Con
A student of the Dime Novel—“Come,
now, llertie, Idas your little sinter and make
up with her," said mamma to her ten-year-
old boy. “What! the Pawnee chief bow
low to pale-face Cry Baby! Mother, yon
ask too mneh."
“How old are you?" asked a justice of tho
peace of “Jim” Webster, who wax under ar
rest tor stealing chickens. “I dnnno," said
the darkey. “When were yon bom?" "What
am d* rue ob my tellin’ you ’bout my bnff-
day; yon ain't gwine ter make me no buff.
delphia theatre, and was about to receive
the compliment of a benefit. “I had known
him when he was nt school," once said
the author, speaking of the circninstanoe,
and on this acquaintance he called on
i» on Saturday afternoon, his benefit
being, announced for tho following Mon
day. He told me that he believed the suc
cess of his benefit depended on his secur
ing some patriotic song adapted to the
‘President’s March' that jwottid aronse the
national spirit; there being nt that time
(171)8) a prospect of war between France
and America. 1 told him that I would try
for him. Tlio next day (Sunday) I did
try, and in an honr or so I wrote the song,
anil the following morning I gave it to Fox.
He hmumod it over and said he felt cer
tain that it would be n success. The theatre
waa fearfully crowded, and I attended, nt
Fox’s request, to see uty song ‘carried by
storm,’ ns he expressed it. Of conrse, 1 was
somewhat nervous as the part of the pro-
;ramme eanio where it was to be produced.
Its instantaneous sncct'sa and tho great en
thusiasm it created was an astonishment to
me, uml I sat in my seat bew ildered as en
core after encore was responded to by the
It is of Samuel Francis Smith, author of
tho words of onr national anthem. “My
Country ’Tla of Thee,” that Oliver Wendell
Holmes sings in his poem “The Boys"—
"Ami there's a ales fellow of excellent pith.
Fate tried to conceal hint Ity naming him
But he shouted a song (or tbe brave and the
Just read on his ntedal, ‘My Country of Thee.* "
Hr. Smith still resides at Newton Center,
Moss., which place he has mode his home
for sevorul years. The author is seventy-
seven years of age, though in appearance
he resembles a much younger man. He has
a large fall head of hair, with puffs around
the ears; it pair of keen, gray eyes and a
beard that is almost entirely white. He
baa given np all literary work, with the ex
ception of conducting the large correspon
dence which comes to him.
Mrs. Annie Sherwood Hawks, the author
ot the widely snng hymn, “I Need Thee Ev
ery Hour,” resides in a modest brick house
on fit Mark’s avenue in Brooklyn. She is
a middle-aged lady, has a strong motherly
face, and her dark brown eyes sparkle when
engaged in animated conversation. Mrs.
Hawks wrote the hymn which has gained
inch popularity iu Jane, 1872, but thought
so little of its merit that ahe filed it away
in an old portfolio, where it remained until
one evening, when Rev. Robert Lowry,
referred to altove aa the author of
Shall we Gather at tbe River?’
learned of its existence daring i
visit at the honse of Mrs. Hawks. “Let
me read it,” said the doctor. His reqnest
wm granted, and he immediately recog
nized its superior merit. After earnest so
licitation permission waa granted by the
sten Thott in marriago to her favorite,
Jeppe Mnns, son of a rich burgher. The
indignant brido, who was betrothed to an
other, presented her husband with a gold
ring, in which vas encrusted a copper nail,
with this inscription: “Flourish, copjter
nail, thon licet in gold." Qncen Margaret
counted not on the vengeance of the bride's
betrothed, Uolger Mtink, the Lord of
Holler, who, to the rage of the Queen,
picked a quarrel with the bridegroom,
killed him and married his widow the next
The marriage of Duke John, (brother of
Erik XIV., King of Sweden,) to tlio Prin
ccss Catherine, (sister of King Bigismund
XL, of Poland,) in 1562, give great offense
to Erik, who subjected the royal pair to
terrible sufferings. When tlio dnke was
cast isto prison his wife bad the choice of
living in one of the king's palaces, or, if
she wished to accompany her husband,
she was only allowed ‘two maids
with her in prison. When Catherine
heard this she exclaimed that “she would
rathor die than bo separated from the dnke,"
and frinted away. When she was restored
Goran, the messenger of King Erik, asked
her what she had determined. The Duchess
drew her betrothal ring from her finger,
and said: ‘ ‘Read what stands there. ” Goran
saw the words engraved within it, “Nemo
nisi mors,"(none bat death.) “I will remain
by it,” said Catharine, and she did so.
At the marriage of Napoleon I with the
Austrian Archduchess, upon receiving the
benediction ring, he asked, “Why did not
the Empress Josephine give me a ring?"
The reply was, “Because, sire, it is the cus
tom of France that only the bridegroom
gives the ring.” “Ah!" said Napoleon,
“that ia good," ttnd whispered in M. Pradt’a
ear, “but do yon know why the women re
ceive the ring? It is a custom founded on
tho Roman law, which ordained that all
slaves should wear rings, and, as the women
are our slaves, they onght to wear this
badge of servitude.”
AT HER MERCY.
A Woman’s Istugli That Subdue* a Frisky
A Lewiston (Me.)business man's wife has
been nwny on a visit to the old home in an
other city, Bays the Journal. He has lived
during ltt r absence ostensibly at home, hut
renlly lias been living on itorterhouse steaks
nt the hotel, and had just been elected pre
sident of it new whist club, iu which ho had
a voting, red-cheeked girl for a partner, and
while, of course, he deeply regretted the en
forced absence of his own dear wifo, he was
managing to got along withont pining away
rapidly. Tho other night lie and his roseate
partner had just swept the board. They
imd had n thirteen-trick hand, and the rest
of the table was nowhere.
The Lewiston man went home at 10:30.
Things looked just the same. He composed
himself to write his customary letter, be
ginning: “It is now 8:30 o’clock.
A SUCK ONE.
The Young Hotter who Played the Heal
Mute ltode In a Chicago House.
St Louis Republican.
Adolph A. Ploy, the Blick young Hebrew
who successfully duped the clothing firm
of A. L. Singer A Co., of Chicago, for
three months by representing himself ns
deaf and dumb and then wound np his en
gagement by currying off nearly $1,000
worth tt clothing, left last night for the
scene of his triumphs accompanied by Mr.
Mann, a member of the firm. The
prisoner appeared ns gay as the flowers in
spring. In conversation with a Republican
reporter he said: “They can’t say I wasn’t
deaf nnd dumb up there, for I was. You
see I found I could get work more success
fully by representing myself in that condi
tion. I learned the deaf and dumb alpha
bet, nnd when I could talk I joined a
deaf and dumb society. But I tell you I
had to be carefnb People that don't hear
and talk can see a long way. I was con
sidered a phenomenal mnte on account of
my musical abilities, nnd they pondered
nnd wondered how my mate education had
been neglected in ouo way, and what re
markable progress it luade in another di
rection. I used to play the piano, accori
deon,zither and flirt with the feraalo mutes.
Kingert complained for the first time of
trouble in the throat. The nose nnd cheeks
were growing more and more discolored.
Poison was spreading through the patient's
blood ittfd Dr. Boskowitz thon recognized
symptoms of malignant diphtheria. Ho
gave the patient brandy us fast as he could
swallow it and administered powerful stim
ulants hypodermically, hoping to prolong
tho patient's life' until the throat difficulty
could bo ai tacked. But in less than eight
hours after the first symptoms -of diphthe
ria, Dr. Kingert was dead. Two minutes
afterwards, lie looked os if he had been a
corpse for u fortnight.
BisMABcKhttA Jn hand a big scheme of
colonization in Brazil.
YELLOW BEAU’S OB8EQUIES.
Eion-rv-srx college graduates enlisted in
the signal service lost year.
It is the Grand Island, Neb., Times that
goes into mourning for Vanderbilt.
.Pac is to be the gayest place on the con
tinent of Europe for the next few months.
. The latest fashionable notion in Boston
is linguistic,and everybody is studying Ital-
An Indian Funeral Which !• to Lout Several
The remains of Yellow Bear, the Coman-
RRHflP I have I che chief, who waa asphyxiated in his
jnst conic in from rnv work on the books. I room in the Pickwick Hotel, Fort Worth,
am awfully tired, dear, and ntisa you so I arrived on Thursday evenings train in
much. I don't want to hurry you home, | charge of Chief Qniinnh Parker, who was
and I want you to stay ns long os you feel | with him at the time of his (loam, and iiur-
Fern fourteen years the * names of tbe
tort Wayne postmasters ltavo begun with
Hamm, Kell and Kaough.
A BEAL Japanese baby, 6 months old. is
the quaint dot that catches the feminine eve
nt the Japanese Village in London.
A walnut tree
like it this time, for I shall not want to let rowly escaped the same fate. The nows of
you leave mo again,” etc. Yellow Bear's death had preceded the arri-
He finished tho letter and stamped nnd vnl of the body by a special courier, as
directed it, and then took a look at the Chief Qnanah desired that the head men of
star-lit evening uud, thinking he would the tribe should meet him that ho might
finish his cigar (he never used to smoke in explain the causes leading to the death,
the house,) walked out to the comer, lest the tribe should think Yellow Bear
When be got hack he heard n rustle in tho 1 had been murdered,
dining-room and looked in. The light had About a hundred bucks and some fifty-
been moved. There was n head bending squaws met the body here. The sqnnws
over tho light. His wife’s smiling face were all slashed and cut about the neck and
looked np out of the radiance beneath the face, presenting a horrible sight as the dry
shade and greeted him. She was reading blood stood ont in welts on their persons,
the letter. His heart dropped down his This is their way of mourning. Tho In-
trousers leg. He felt like death. “I’m ditins set up a mournful wail ns tho train
rending charming letter from yon," said approached, which was kept up while the
site. “So kind of you! It sounds like body was being lifted from the csrs nnd
those you used to write before we were placed in a wagon. Then they immediately
married." The lady read it through and I departed northward for their reservation, it
then rend it aloud. being contrary to Indian law to perform fu-
"if she'd only a’got mad I'd been all neral rites in the habitation of Grangers,
right," said the Lowiston man Tuesday, They left town marching iu single file and
“but she didn't; she laughed. Every one heating their tom-toms in mournful cadence
of my yams twisted her np and she lntighed to the chanting squawB. The camp of Chief
nntil it made me sick. I never got snch a Qunnah was reached some time last night
roast, nnd the worst of it is I have lost all of nnd tho funeral ceremonies began to-day in
inv reputation for veracity. If I say I'm legal style. They will continue several
go’ing to the lodge she lets out one of them ‘fays- The programme for the funeral is
toughs and I stay at homo. If 1 say I have about as follows: The friends snd relatives
been making up a trial balance at the office I °f Yellow Bear are all notified to meet nt
and it kept mu late, she draws that laugh | the camp, where the most awful ceremonies
on ino nnd I wilt. It's terrible. I feel I imaginable are practiced. AU those squaws
meaner every day. If it keeps on I’ll have I who have not slashed their faces and bodies
to fix it up with a sealskin cloak. It’s my j are required to do so in the presence of the
Inst resort, but if this thing keeps up and assembled tribe. While this is going on
worse cutties to worse, I’ll have to stop tak- tlio entire tribe move abont nttering pitiful
ing degrees and ante on tho sealskin. wails.
I The bncks then gather in a great circle
A COIL OF LEAD PIPE. | and dance the death danceto the mnsio of
slow-beating kettle-drums. Certain wor-
. It. S. - purchased in Straley
county, V V a., for $250, was cot into four
logs and sold in New York for Jl.usi.
One ranchman in Southern Kansas lost
blH) cattle lately by a prnirio fire, nnd
others suffered losses almost as serious.
The number of sheep received at the
t hicngo stockyards last week wns 30 377
with one exception tho Inrgtst number on
A donkey at Hagen, Prussia, haring be-
como short sighted,has been famished with
n pair of eyeglasses. This jirnctico was not
uncommon in Denmark whore horses were
put in spectacles nnd driven over roads
strewn with pebblts so os to give them a
Some one ban discovered a enre for sleep
lessness. Just before retiring let the sleep-
lea ono run up stairs two or three times, ns
fast as possible, until ho : s thoroughly
winded; Hint will start tho blood from bis
brain and, in the words of tho preacriber
he will sleep “sure."
In Wisconsin the validity, of n will was
questioned because the testator could not
rend the languago in which it was written,
ho being a German nnd tliu document in
English, nnd the question being taken be
fore the Supremo Court of the Si it--, whilH
was absolutely withont a' precedent to ap-
; real to, decided on general principles in
:’avor of tho validity, as any other decision
would invalidate tliu wills made by persons
nnnble to read orblinil.
I conldn't live on $5 persuaded, accompanied the other two. _ Tho nersonnl nrnnertv of tbe late Ft
nsed to talk a little just to ease the ten
"What induced yon to steal the cloth
“A desire to live,
"Going to plead gnilty ?’’
“I don't know yet. I am going back
without a fight.”
Mr. Mann arrived in the city yesterday
morning and was much astonished when he
confronted Plev iu the hold over at tbe
Four Courts. The sound of the prisoner's
voice had the effect of an eleotrio shock on
him, nnd he could hardly realize that tho
man before him had successfully person
ated the character of a mnte for more than
three montha. He had a long talk with the
prisoner who signified his willingness to
waive all formalities and go book to Chicago
at once. Mr. Mnnn Haiti:
Tie one of the strangest things I ever
heard of. That fellow worked for three
montha in nn office with ten men arid waa
Tub bnrial of a (dative in Timor is a
very serious and expensive bmdneaa. It in
volves a gift to the deceased from all of hia
blood relative*, and, in return, a bnrial
teas*. If the deceased ia a man of rank thin
toast I* a matter very often of rain to his
family. Tha festivity must be given, and
at the same time the hospitality is expected
to 1st extraordinarily lavish. Consequently
it often happens that tha day of the funeral
i" indefinitely postponed for montha, and
even for yean, nntil the family has had
• : 'ie to accumulate anffieient wealth of cat
tle and substance. In the meantime the
corpse is inclosed in matting and boused,
eilber in a tree or a bat. sndleft tolMf!
Than for days there is a savage banqueting
end w-rrlmg, and the interment at last is
author to embody it in Dr. Lowry's volnmc
of hymns, “The Koval Diadem,” then abont
to be published. The tnecesa of the hymn
was instantaneous, audit waa translated
into the Hpanish, German and Italian lan
guages. Several years ago, at a notable
festival in the Vatican at Rome, it was
snng in the presence of the Fope with great
In a modest bonne in the town of Rich
mond, IIL, Uvea Dr. 8. Fillmore Bennett,
the author of “The Hweet By nnd By."
This favorite hymn wan srritten by Dr.
Bennett at Klkhorn, Wis., in the year 1868.
The writing ot the words was based upon a
mere remark made by Mr. J. P. Webster,
who composed the tannic. Mr. Webster
waa of tin exceedingly nervous and ttensi-
tire nature, and auhject to periods of ter
rible depression. In one of bis melan
choly moods, dropping in at the home of
Dr. Beunutt, the latter nuked him: “What
ia the matter now?” “Ob, it ia no mat
ter," replied the despondent man; “it
will be all right by and by." The three
last words instantly convoyed a suggestion
to Dr. Bennett, “and the ides o( the hymn
came to me like a Bull of sunlight." Turn
ing to hia daak, be penned the words wbicb
have since become so famous, as fast as be
conld write. "I think It did not take me
more than thirty minntea to write tho
hymn," writes Dr. Bennett A friend, hap
pening to drop in at the moment of its con.
elusion, read over the lines, and immedi
ately ottered the prediction “That hymn is
immortal.” It was first published in a
hymn book called “The Brgnet Ring,” in
1868, since when It has been included in
Innumerable hymn books, and been circu
lated snd snng “in avsry land nnder the
■nn,” as has been very truly said of it
Fannie Crosby, tha blind bymnoiogiat.
Liras in a poorly furniaeed home in Forsyth
street New York. Miss Crosby is wholly
blind, and accomplishes such work aa she
still performs by the aid of a younger sister.
Hhe is said to bava written upward ot 1,500
hymns, many of which have been achieved
grert prominence, and have been sung in
•Sunday-school* in every part of the world.
Eliza Cook, author of “The Old Arm Chair,”
still reside* in London, at the age of sixty-
seven, scarcely ever beard of.
The Story of it Gambler Who Bet on the ri org selected for tho occasion will then
Chances or Life and Heath. step forward, and in the presence of the
Philadelphia Preai. I covered body King songs recounting the
Tho passion of betting takes preced-1 valorous deeds of Yellow Bear, praising his
ence of everything with some men. No friendship and his virtues, if he had any.
opportunity to make a wager to ever permit-1 At the conclnsion of each song the squaws
ted to go by. Illustrative of this n good I move abont in a groat-circle, holding tb«m-
atory is told of n New York gambler, who I selves in recumbent attitudes, and wailing
waa in the habit of getting drunk occasion- n* though their heurts were breaking,
ally, and, when in that condition, was not I Those bucks who are nearly related to Yel-
nt * all particular as to his associates. One low Bear will then assemble and cat nnd
night, before the Brooklyn Bridge wus I slush their bodies in the most inhuman
built, he full in with two professional [ fashion,
cracksmen in a saloon near the old Fulton
Ferry, nnd the three drunk heavily. To-
What were his dnties?"
'Addressing envelopes. We really tlidn’l
have a place for him. He ctuno to me one
day ana wrote on a slip of paper that ha
waa deaf and dumb uud in destitute circum
stances and willing to work for any kind of
salary, llewroto well and farther stated hatt
he conld read and write German and French,
besides English. We have a great deal of
correspondence and I thought we could
utilize him in the office some way. He waa
mt to work addressing envelopes and did
tls work qnickly and well. Whatever con
versations he bail with anyone in the office
or building was carried on through
the medimnship of a pencil and paper.
He never attempted to speak, except
give vent to a series ot gibbering sounds
that increased onr sympathy for
lim. lie never appeared to be influenced
>y any of the conversations carried on
bout him and was quits a favorite with the
employes. A few weeks ago be conveyed
tho intelligence to me that the Deaf and
Dumb society, of which he waa a member,
intended to give him a benefit in a abort
time and exhibited tbe tickets. They were
one doLareach, and I thought I was doin;
onset ot charity when I purchased five oi!
them. He wrote ont his thanks and I sug
gested that he canvass tbe store, which he
did, and I believe be received abont fifty
dollars. I believe now that the scheme was
a,trend, and that be belonged to no Deaf
and Dnmb society, bnt got the tickets print
ed and began collecting.”
“How did be steal all tbe clothing?"
“That's what puzzles me. He worked in
the office and when he came I gave him
the wit of clothes he is now warning. He
moat' have stolen them a suit at a time
and carried them off when he went to hia
meals and in the evening.
“He nsed go to ont with some of the
boys and drink, bnt in his most intoxicated
moments be never did anything to reveal
his true character. He told me doarn there
that if he had got a fair salary he wonldn't
have stolen, bat that is no excuse for his
conduct. He obtained the work nnder
false pretenses and waa paid aa ranch oh
others received for the same kind of
wards midnight it wns proposed to make a -Ex-Senator Tnbor ordinarily wears jew
trip to Brooklyn, and the gambler, easily c lry that is said to be worth $30,000.
side while tie burglars entered, lie did l , -Ea .'£“ B< S >th . in Boston to-
so and they returned in a few momenta «J. * ,lh * ho Boston Museum Company
disgusted. The house was unoccupied I “ ,H *"PP°ri.
and nothing had been found except a coil —Connty Treasurer Burke, of Cars conn,
of soft lend pipe. Determined not to go back I ty, Dakota, is tbe father ot a twenty-nine-
empty-handed, one of tbe burglars wrapped 1 pound pnir of twins,
tho pipo around his waist and bnttoned hia —Miss Cleveland ga e $25 toward the fund
coat over it. When the party arrived at f or a children's dinner, given nt Washing-
the ferry entrance they found a boat ju»t | ton Chrutnias Eve
hU^fcn^M^ iwrf Jfate ^ -Infant Elliot, of Harvard, at a fate
mn with th^ fal?l pipT ^Se lwl' W “ U " ^
jumped and fell into the water. Immediate- vote <L £or hi & „
y there wm great consternation and tbe I , —Horace (Ireely Ik the name of a leading
boat wa» stopped. citizen in Kumtervillc, Fla. He is a nephew
“Throw him a line!” was »houted. “Get of the great and original,
a life preserver!" "Heave a block over-1 —Clara Louise Kellogg will visit Waih
to all appearance* just what he represented hoard!” | ington in January ns the gacst of Mrs.
himself to be, deaf and dumb,” Then the smart man-there is one in I Charles L. Mitchell, of that city.
ererv crowd-stepped forward and remarked -They say that Senator Evarta writes
O0 ?3a : , „ . ., — , . his best speeches ont in full and commits
‘ That U be all right. There s no hurry. Urem to memory before delivery.
he drowns '*° ° 0me " P *"“* b * f0r ° - Young Sir Henry Alfred Doughty Tich
^tantiy the gambler's right bund went baT^to^ tat
“I'll bet yon a hundred doilare he don't." I * e * T '
And be didn’t. Tbe gambler wo* betting
on a dead sure thing.
AMUSING WAR INCIDENT.
—Governor Fitzhugh Lee has declined to
accept * carriage and harness which his
Virginia friends projmeed to present to him
on New Year's day.
—Chang, the Chinese giant, is learning to
skate on roller skates. The papers say ho
ia a startling sight to see when he gets
For'tla their nature <o;
But boys and gtrla should seek In flight
Green flc.de and pastures new.
Last Maa and Lost Ditch—T ewksbnry nnd
Guard From Djemal Swamp,
Con—i"-o4enc# Cincinnati Enquirer. , , . - .
During the war tho “Ust man" and “Uat •*•"*** .
ditch" were common phraHon, nnd, atrange — . *”£5*°* Belgian consul
as it may seem, they were located at tho end I K® ner »l at ' teuna, was horned to death
of the war. On fourth of Jnly morning, ?. h ? rt ?“*.• »«.°- , h , aT1,l K (fme to steep with
1866, fifteen months after Lee surrendered, ''Bhted cigar fat Ida mouth,
the secretary of war. who had planned a I —Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, wife of the New
fishing excursion to the falls of the Potomar, I York editor and Congressmuu, presented
received a telegram from the provost I overcoats, shawls, toys a»d candies to over
marshal at Richmond, Virginia, stating I 300 poor boy* and girls in that city Christ-
that a sqna-1 of Confederate soldiers maa Day.
were at hi* office ready to deliver np their —Hi-ury Larkin,who was for ten years the
anna and be amnested. Knowing 1 assistant ot the late Thomas Carlyle in his
that joking ot that description would tub-1 literary work, ia about to publish a volume
ject the perpetrator to couitamartial, be I entitled “Carlyle and the Open Secret of
made a bee-line for the White Ilonae to con-1 Hia Life." The book is expected to throw
■nit President Johnson, which resulted iu * I a great deal of additional light on Carlyle's
telegram to the provost marshal: “Who I character and his relations with his fellow-
are they and where did they come from?" men.
Tbe answer • -a direct to the point: “8er-1 — Elihu Voider, the artist, while teaching
geant Tewksbury and guard from Dismal I hi* son how to fly s kite in Route, walked
Hwamp. Did not know the war waa over.” off tbe roof of hi* bouse, breaking all the
After a load roar of laughter the provost I small bones of his right band. In recover-
marshal was ordered to receive Uuir capit-1 ing, these bones have knit together wrong,
ulation. Tewksbury, a Virginian, ordered I and it is said that they will have to bo
a couple of Georgians to come forward, | broken and reset to prevent hia hand from
give np their (hooting iron and stick being permanently crippled. IBs left hand
their fists to the “document,” re- has long been disabled and is of no use to
solving himself as the last man and old DU-1 him professionally. His present intention
mal Swamp the las', ditch. Tewksbury'sde-1 is to spend the winter in Rome.
serration of how he aacertainel the war was I „—— ——
over was very amnaing. He snd hi* compan- ,Ie Koum ' * Friend,
ions had been posted on tbe edge of the I K * w Vofk 8on -
swamp to watch movements of Yanks from 1 William Lever, abont forty-five years old*
ecdotes of flow They Figured In Royal
In connection with wedding rings may
be mentioned the following cnrioqs notice
in one of the marriage registers of the
Church of 8L James, Bary Saint Edmunds:
“1832, November 5, Christopher Newsom,
Charity MomJL Charity Morrell being en
tirely without arms, the ring waa placed
r o the fourth toe of the toft foot, and
wrote her name in this regtoter with her
Queen Margaret, of Denmark, was ■ great
match-maker, and gave the high born Kire-
A Marriage on the Stage.
A genuine marriage ceremony waa per
formed with theatrical mountings Christ
mas day at the opera houae in Birmingham,
Ala., where the Baptista boldaerrires pend
ing the completion ot the new church,
rhere were, a number of spectators in the
perquettewhen the curtain rose and showed
the contracting parties, the minuter and
several relatiria of the parties in ■ carefully
arranged situation, with the prett: \»t scenic
effects the throtre conld afford; and so they
stood daring the ceremony. William Op-
pendyke, from Wheeling, and a Miss Karsh
Thomas, of Birmingham, were the parties.
Rev. D. I. Parser was the officiating minis
Tlie Story Spoiled.
Wasaixoio*. December 28.—It to stated
at the White House that there U no truth
in, nor any foundation for, the story pub
lished by tbe Pittsburg I’ennay Press.
" a number of detectives an coming to
Norfolk, with orders to remain nntil reUev-1 nrtived on the steamer Wisconsin recently
ed. He never was relieved, and had srib-1 with four children from eight to eighteen
■toted on game and Ash for Ihrex years. He I J e *re of age. He to a widower and came to
met an old negro who told him that tbe I Into country to obtain work aa a baker, gar-
war had been over a year, which tickled ‘toner or nunieryman, at each of which pro-
him better than if ho had been kicked by a I fessiona be is said to be an expert Super-
male, as be facetiously expressed it jntondent Jackson, of Csatle Garden, is sut-
ufied the man U deserving and will en-h-av-
A VICTIM OF DIPHTHERIA. I or to get him a sitoatioi. As Lever w...
sitting in the rotunda with his chiMr- n
A Phiuldelpuu lady to in deep distress
concerning her coachtimn. She returned
from a drive in very dejected spirits ihe
other day, and explained tho oanae to a
friend by saying: “I sent clear to South
Carolina to get a man tomatch my brougham.
He waa a real olive green, and I was do-
lighted all Hammer. Why, you don’t know
how many congratulations I received on
my taste at the city troop races! But now
the cold weather cornea lie tarns tlmt nasty
gray. The wretch, I believe he knew he
Yoctbfcl exquisites are ju»t now carry
ing canes thick enongh to be the boles of
trees older than them-olves. The size and
weight are increased in some c tsea by hnck-
liorn crutch handies half a foot in width.
Koine other fashionable youths, not so ex
treme iu their tastes, nrc sati.fled with slen
der malacea sticks with smaller hnckhorn
handles. Ash and Irish bog iu the natural
wood are also favored a good deal, espe
cially with solid silver cratch top or shep
herds' crooks in sterling silver.
“In tho gallery of the Queen's private
apartments st Windsor," says Adam lladenn,
speaking of Queen Victoria dud her grief
orerthudf ath of her bus!-.rad, "there stands
n piece of statuary, of life size nnd nobly
conceived, representing the Prince Consort
drawn by angels heaven want from the arms
of the weeping Queen, anil beneath is in
scribed tbe line, ‘Allnred to brighter worlds,
and led the way.' To comenpoa this group
amid the splendors of a palace ia to feel how
completely it expresses the emotion of one
who mourns lie-lore the nations and is lone
ly upon the throne.”
Banos Ai.i-iionso he Itrrrnscniiji, says tlio
London World, has jnst finished the trans
formation of bis house iu tho line St. l-'lor-
entin into a sort of ironclad fortr* aa. Every
window is provided witli tlio bullet-proof
shatters; each glass showcase containing
) riceless curiosities disappears into an iron
spring; each picture to provided with a
numbered case, lined with morocco leather,
so that in an cm urgency the whole gallery
conld be packed iu nn hournnd stow ed away
in tbe cellars or sent to England for safety.
Tbe bill for these cases amounts to 5H.UU0
fnincs. One never knows what may Imp-
pen in Paris.
The Iowa courts have mado an im|>ortant
decision regarding the civil rights of colored
people. A m-gro who was refused ndmis-
slon to a pi,ice of amusement because ot hia
color apn.-nltd to the law, when the circuit
coart lu-i.l tlmt it did not aii|H-ar from the
avermi-nta that plaintiff had any legal right
to enter the place of ainaMinent. The Su
preme Court affirms this ruling and says:
"Tfae act ccnfptoincd of by tbe plaintiff
waa the withdrawal by the if, fondants h*
to him, of the offer which they had made to
admit him, or to cofatract with him for ad
mission. They bad the right to do this, na
to him or any other member of the public.
This right is not baaed upon the fact that
be belongs to a particular reco, but arises
from the consideration tliat neither he nor
any other person conld demand as a right,
under the law, that the privilege of enter
ing the place be accorded to him,
A itiviAKcx growing ont of a erasy quilt
baa just come to light in Jamestown, K, Y„
involving a New York gentleman. Lost
summer a yonng man named Juitoon, of
New lorV, went to that place on bis way to
Chautaoqna. He called at a famishing
store and bonght a necktie, leaving his old
one on the counter. The merchant nicked
up the tie, saved the .ilk, and ‘ii to a
yonng lady to place in her crazy quilt. Two
weeks later Jndson met the young lady at
Clmntanqus. Hhe was at work sewing'his
After hehml told her
lT!??iiTt u*' 1 on c CC ***“ worn - *nd she
had told him where ahe got tho article, they
Woods, m it Mwtnft-
, he u We “ d * hl l’ lH '« nn nt Chan-
wedllSng ?n*May!* COMnm,n » 1 - 1 »«l«fa‘
ADortor, Attached After Attending » — “Ti m
Hinall-Pox Fatlent, Dies In Fight Hours. ' f **"
v— I ropcnnleiiaen*, impreiMctl by his tuul con-
rn -At* $ rvv. * I <1 it ion, gave the •migrant a $2o bill. The
n-^v* an w’ 2? W><1 ? r0 l*** man ’» e J<* filled with tears as he
IUchanl Knigert, jr, of No. 58,West Twenty- thanked the generous giver.
fourth stre et, was filed st the Bnrean of 1
Vital Statistics yesterday by Dr. G. W. )31 a Fish's Fin Poisons Sian and Wire.
Boskowitz, of No. Ill East Twenty-1 HUsankt*. wu^ upset*!,
fifty street Dr. Knigert had Mr*. L A. Bradley died early thie morn-
been attending a case of ing from blood-poisoning, haring punctured
a mall-pox when, on Thursday afternoon, he her thnmb with tbe fin of a fish whiledress-
was taken ill. To Dr. Boskowitz, who was ing it for the table a week ago. Her hna-
at one* called ip, the patient complained of band is also dying, baring cat bis finoer
pains in the bead and back. Dr. Knigert with a razor while removing a loos# piece
passed an uneasy night, snd on Friday flesh from hia site's thnmb. Tho inflam-
morning Dr. Boskowitz saw him again. | motion spread rapidly np their arms. Mr
The pains continued. These were evidences Bradley to an employe in the office of the
of small-pox, anil tbe attending physician Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Com-
■ -u--- applied remedies “to drive to the surface pony. The (bh was fresh, bnt the fin to
Washington to look after the personal whatever was inside, as he said. j supposed to have come in cm tact with de.
aafety of the President. ' At four o'clock in tbe afternoon Dr. ' cayed animal matter.
It gives Edmund Rnssell, of Brooklyn,
the shivers whent-v. r he sees a funeral pro-
h “K'; n «ni>» I ‘ ti>e platform
to uijm a reform m funeral*. One of tho
flret things that Mr. Rnaaell saw in Venice
was a funeral in gondolas, attended by a
red-cloaked mnltitnde. In Florence heeaw
a bier hasped with garlands and “
the hands of men in white, preceded by a
man with gjoiden ernciflx ami beys with
■ ihe procession went rhnnling
d ° W F tb « «‘ r ' •» to Kan Lorenzo. This .Ira-
cession wa* l, ke a poetic
1 had beauty an-l
All our funeral cuHtmim nrA
»fa*‘ emphasizing all tl„. gllrivand
unlovely features of death. Black, so much
UjO^and-zmk* weli inl^cT ITomenin
■■'ver jsiwnxeo j per a.