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THE WEEKL\ TELEGRAPH AND MESSENGER. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1884.
r«to <0Mwm« Fleet Melted Away Be
fore the French Oune.
CIO, October 7.-The Pittsburg
^ will publish the following to-
j from aapecimlcorrespondent, who
lllllll cfflcer on the United States shiji
"Faooda Auchoraoi, Mis Rivi b,China
24.—AUhough the cable has prob-
infonned you before tl.is of the naval
It between the Fiench and Chinese
„ it this place yesterday, a descrip-
_ of the fight by an eye witness may be
Interest to your readers. I will give
- j/ga m idea of the work that the United
ftfofiir Muariron. under the command of
, Saar Admiral John Lee Davis, has been
4oing, and bow ihe different vessels aro
•tatkmed to protect American interts's.
“In the earlv part of July lent the flag-
^tw Trenton, Ihe Juniata and the Enter-
prise aailed from Nagasaki, Japan, for Yo-
/kharaa. On reaching that place on July
:/w we heard that fresh trouble had tepkea
_Jt between tin* French an 1 ' ' •• • an
that fightii g might begin at any time.
TV vessel wes almost immediately or-
tSared to Shanghai, and after a ran of live
«tays through ihe mlund s<aot Japan ami
gtraita of Kuuono&ki we reached the mouth
Cf the Whampoa river.
“We found the Chinese forUScations
#»n of men and everything in readiness
Jor battle. There were also several Chinese
men of-war at the mouth of the river.' The
JPfooch had three vessels itationod near
tha fortirfeatins. and every day we ex-
pooled the lighting to commence. Our
whip proceeded up the river as soon as the
pater on the bar permitted, and on onr ar
rival at Shanghai we found everything In
toadineM to protect the foreigners. The
captain of the Italian man-of-wdr Christo-
ioro Colombo, being the h n-t - . r
ament, had command of the united
laroM, and landing parties were formed on
aaeoman-of-war to land with small arms
amt Gatling guns to keep back the mob in
owe of trouble.
“The great trouble with the Chinese is
that they cannot or will not discriminate
between foreigners. In a Chinaman’s ere
anyone that is white is a ‘foreign devil/
and in case of trouble between Franco and
China the mob would try and revenge
themselves on all fort ignets. Shortly after
cor arrival at Shanghai the Trenton ar
rived. and in a day or two Admiral Davis
transferred hi" flag from the Trenton to
this veatel, and we steamed down to our
present anchorage, which is twelve miles
from the citv < f FooChuw. It"
Bible for vessels drawing more than eight
or nine feet to get # up to the city.
Consequently most of the shipping is done
a Anchorage, The Utited
from ragoda Anchorage, —mSK I
States ship Monocacy, being a light
draught vessel, was up at Foo-Chow, and I
also the English gunboat Merlin. Admi
ral Davis went up to the Monocacy at
once, and the landing party followed two
days ago. Justbeforo the battle yester
day morning an officer from the French i
flagshin came on board with his admiral’^
compliments to onr captain and a message
to the eff ect that they would commence op
erations in a few hours, as the Chinese
government had refused to pay the 80,000,-
000 francs demanded by France.
“The vessels in both fleets prepared for
action. Three Englhh men of-war, this
vessel, and four or five merchantmen were
anchored about half a mile down the har
bor, giving a clear space to the opposing
forces. At 1:55 p.m.. a single shot was
fired from one o! the French vessels and in
a few seconds the battle commenced. It is
supposed that in the first minute and a
hall fully one hundred shots were fired,
most of them from modern breceh-loading
“The French fleet consisted of the Vol
ta. flagship; Aspic, Vipere. D’Estange,
Lynx, Dougay, Txouin, Villard. and,
Jatcr, the Triumphant. The Chinese
fleet consisted of nine sloops-of-
war. two gnnboats, and eleven war
junks. At 10:01 o’clock the flagship Volta
opened fire from i cr tops, when a gercral
engagement followed. At 2 o’clock the
Chinese flagship wns blown up by a tor
pedo. At 2:08 o’clock a Chinese gunboat
waa blown up. «At 2:45 o’clock a Chine-e
sloop-of-war c:n fire drifted down the har
bor and sank abreast of ns, with colors
flying, while another Chinese sloop-of-war
on fire grounded on a flat island near us,
and blew np at4:51 o'clock. At 8:38o’clock
another Chinese, sloop-of-war on fire, with
the French colors flying, drifted down the
“The French kept on bombarding the
navy yards and forts on shore, which took
an active part in the engagement During
and subsequent to the engagement fire
rafts and junks pa ire floating down the
river. _ -
“The destruction of Yung Wo, the Chi
nese flagship, will show what a torredo
can do when properly bandied. As soon
as the fight began a torbedo boat darted
toward ihe ill fated vessel, and in an In
stant there was nothing left of the stately
craft bnt some drifting timber and broken
spars. The Yung Wo was built at the
navy yard at this place. She was full ship
rigged, of about 2.000 tons displacemf&t,
and was a beautiful vessel. Her d* stroyer,
the torpedo boat, was about fifty feet long.
cigar shaped, very low in the water, and
opu nuai'cu, \ tun iu utu natu. ouu
capable of steaming twenty miles an hour.
“After her terrible work she drifted
down the harbor and anchored near us.
We could tee that some of her crew were
wounded, as well as her commanding of
ficer. Our vessel sent surgical aid to her
sc soon as international law permitted it.
“As far as could be seen only one Chi
nese vessel made a determined fight. This
was a gunboat commanded by a young
Chinaman who had been educated in
America. His gunboat was the target f„r
a great many French guns, bat he went
down gallantly, his flag flying, and ju-: >-
bis vessel was sinking he fired a parting
WRICK AND FIVIR AT if A. f the last century area poaitlre weakness to
- | the Empire, entailing heav t Iosmos omlhe
The Terrible Tiding* Brouaht by the ‘*F. | national exchequer, since expenditures
J. Marry man.'
New York Herald of Wcdneadav.
Whrn the hi alib c Hirers ot the Hoi i>ltal
Ship in Hi. lower b»y went abo.nl the brig
F. J. Merryman, which arrived yesterday
morning ,tbey beheld a Bceneo! dire con-
(niton, and were told a tale of an almost
unparallelled combinationfol disaster and
Buttering from atorm and sickness. Look
ing haggard and pale, Capt. Hoppcbild
greeted the olltcera excitedly, and then
took them below deck! into the presence
ot two emaciated men, who were alt that
were left of the vtrael'i original crew.
“What do you mean by aaytng these are
all that la left of the brig's crew?” asked
onoofthe officers as the captain began
his recital. “Here jou are vourtelf, and
here are at least a score of other men "
s.titxEseAKD xrxiiiM axroxx a nttxic.txt
Kleren tanned, hot womant looking
sailors stood grouped around the captain
and the officers, and to explain their pres-
ence as writ as his own aboard the Tenet
the captain said that they had picked up
the brig at sea. The captain and crew ol
eleven were from the bat k Krederica Sea-
lla, owned at Stettin, andlsstseen In New
York In Mar, 188*. She tailed from Stet
tin on July itlb. With a cargo of ealt for
Charleston. 8. O-'On September 12th.
while In latitude 29 degrees north, and
loogtlnda 51 degrees west, the Scalla en
countered a hurricane which tore every
sail Into ribbons and finally wrenched
every apar from Ita fastenings and swept
them away. Thu disabled (he good ship
waa at the mercy of the gale. Under bare
poles, however, she w«s steered before the
wind and kept from further injury. But
the atorm had not abated when the awful
newt was received from the carpenter that
a leak had been discovered. Although
tired out irom their exertions to keep the
vessel righted, all hands that could be
spared were placed at the pumps. Work
lag night and day soon exhausted the
men, and ft seemed that they would per
ish. The water gained Inch by Inch day
When all hope was abandoned on Sep
tember 21st, the cry waa raised that a sail
had been sighted. Filed with a new life
tho men made a desperate effort at the
pnrnps and kept afloat until the sail wts
close at band. They raised signals of dis
tress, bnt they received no reply. Mysti
fied at not-befng recognized, but yetdeter-
mined not to be passed unnoticed. Capt
Hoppcbild with several of his most trusty
men put off In a boat Coming np with
the newly-dlscovsred vessel, they discover-
Grappling arope that 1
of the brig Capt Horpch
dose lo the vessel. Foil
ed her to be the brig F. J. Merryman.
Hailing the 1 vessel, they were again a'
Ished at receiving no answer. Not a
was to he seen on deck. A man had stood
at the wheel, bnt he disappeared on be
holding the approaching boat's crew.
ABO.IKD A CHASXEL HOUSE.
that bnng over the side
tchild drew his boat
followed by all hla
men except one, whom he elt behind to
look after the boa', the captain clambered
on deck. Everything was In disorder. The
man who had stood at the wheel had
swooned. A pail of water was dashed
into bit face and he revived to tell that
only the vessel was a floating charnel
house, and then be fell back dead. Hasti
ly searching through the crew of the brig
only two men renteiceJ The others bad
died of fever. Filled with horror at hav
ing come into such danger the long tried
seamen almost despaired. Behind them
waa death from drowning or slow ftarva-
tion by taking to their open boats. Before
•hern seemingly was even a worse fate.
7 hey accepted ihe chances of the latter.
Sending his men back to the bark after
their companions, Capt. Hoppcbild then
lent his attention to the two surviving
men whom be had discovered, and after a
few minutes treatment, he had them on
tbelr feet. They were the steward and g
seaman, who had been exhausted from
overwork and short rations. Wbsn the
crew of the bark reached the brig they
were tent back for all the provisions they
could obtain and the bark waa then aban
doned. The bark sank on the following
SAFE Of NEW YORK BAY.
The Merryman is owned by R. A. Rob
ertson A Co., of No. 9 Old Slip, this city,
he left Boston in charge of Capt G. U.
Nickerson, on May llth. for Sierra Leone,
on the west coast of Africa, arriving there
on June 14th. She then sailed for Bath-
nrst, whence (he departed on August 20th
with a cargo of hides, consigned to John
S. Brooks, of Boston. Besides the Captain,
she carried two males and fire men cefore
the mast Soon after leaving Bathurst, a
fever broke out among the crew, which
soon decimated their numbers to such an
extent that they bad to do double duty in
far outrun revenue. Germany has lost
1 247,00.1 persons by emigration since 1840
The taxes imposed U[em liar Jieop'.e art
e.itial lo toper cent of the national income
Mulhaii places the total military extebllxb-
ment ol Prussia when on a war footing at
1.070.0 0 men. out ol 6.100,00 adu't males
—lay 27 ]>er cent. Although tha rural
classi * consiitute hut 45 per cent ol tbs
population, they supply 05 Per cento! the
army. The country Is, In fact, one great
barracks. It la hardly In the nature of
things that In the new policy ol foreign
conquest and colonization which ta now in
favor, a conflict in Europe itself can be
avoided for any great length of time.
Events wcnld seem to gravitate to that
point. The ambitious and jealousies
which actuate especially Geoniany and
France, together with Ihe constant en
deavor to overreach and to checkmate
each other at every point, have produced,
even under an apparent restoration of the
ententeeordl*U.i combustible feeling which
iomt accident or Incident-say the death
of Bismarck or the Emperor William—
may any day explode, bursting away like
a spider's web all the line 'atk we are hav
ing In the Paris Anglophobfan press about
a Franc-Teutonic alliance, which la to
reallre the dream of the Battle of Dork
ing. In that case, I be neighboring and
less powerful nations which have hkewlso
been transformed Into great camps will be
•wept into the maelstrom from sympathy,
and mankind will thns be confronted, not
with the old problem wbeteer Europe Is to
be republican or Cossack, bnt whether
and whether the great mass of their sub
jects are to remain by consequence beasts
of bnrden, of no earthly account save as
perennial aonrcea ot supply for the tax-
gatherer and“the Man on Horseback.”
DRESSES FOR A MILLIONAIRE BRIDE,
Tha Trousseau Made for Mies Jerome,
Lndr Randolph Churchill's Sister.
New York Moraine Journal.
Few more e'egant and costly trousseaux
have been teen In this city than that of
Mist Jerome, who has been married to
Mr. Lealie, tho son of the Irish batonel.
Many of he: friends and acquaintances
wished tha: it might be put on exhibition,
tike the tionueanx of princesses and
queem of Germany.
Moat of the dresses were made in Paris,
bnt one or two of the most beautiful were
made in this country. Of course, going
Into English aristocratic circles elegant
costames are Indispensable, and Mr.
Jerome has fitted his daughter with al
most royal attire.
Her evening, dinner and reception
dretsea number twenty-eight, and besides
these there are exquisite mo nine dresses,
court drssses and tailor-made walking and
traveling coitnmea. The underclothing
In the treussean la made ol the finest linen,
silk and cambric, and is trimmed with
real Valenciennes laces and hand embroid
ery. Bonnets and shoes as well as gloves
match esch costume, and her handker-
chiefs and otber.lineerle are uf the finest
materials. On her first appearance at the
Qneeu’a drawing-room next spring she
LEOAL NEWS AND NOTE!.
succumbed not to grief: but by a sublime
life of p'lrity and unneltlabneea mnde for
herself a home and kindred, for all loved
tha great worker.
I am prood that tho first American inou-
. , v uuient to woman should be erected to
esse ol The Queen \s. commemorate true greatness. Let tl
Prepared for tha Talearaph and Maasan*
aer be W. B. HIM, ot tht Maoon Bar.
UTIOATIOM OVIK THE DEAD.
Price, the English High Court of Justice j monument prove a beacon light! f-et the
decided that cremation of a dead body is; women of the South learn from It to make
not, at common law, a misdemeanor unless
their own lives sublime in ell noble ends
, , i and aims. However humble the sphere
reeorted to for the purpose of preventing | true aubUmlly of Hfe tnsy be attained by
t consistent, straight forward walk there-
anlnquest. Every change In burial |
usages has been productive of litigetion.
>hay ware vigorously fought by those who ihaV It sv„ whh o'nly'a hiif.b'eVrted re-
v ° ffJffiS n ■ i L°f K«rd that Ihe people Menu bled at La
bodv of M ary Gilbert, who died March 2nd. Chart?* to witness the unvdling ot the
I monument of George Sand. George Kand
metallic case, until Lord Stowell delivered has left her name so deeply engraved in
his decision holding that this mode of ia-l
torment wa*i le^al. (me is surprised to And
how many cases have arisen over dead
bodk^ when relatives with eppwrttoy
wishes favor or resist removing a corpse.
The following role may be deducid from
the cases. Where the remains have been[
buried by the consent of the parties inter
eated and afterwards, for no other reasoi
than that a «j-nrr» 1 has arisen among tbe
relatives o the deceased, it is desired to
change the ptaeeof burial, the courts deny
that there is a right In either husband or
wife, or next of kin, to make tbe removal ^
TUB DELAY OF JUSTICE.
The English barons wrested from King
John, in Magna Charts, the pledge: “We
will sell to n6 mar, we will not deny|
or delay to any man right or
justice." There Is something sug-
pestivo in this climax. If the sale of Jus
tice involves greater corruption and the
denial of justice more open outrage than
Its delay, yet they all amount to the fame
thing-tbe defeat of justice. To delay jus-
order to manage her. When tbe captain
died they were without a navi-
“The rapidity of the French fire com
pletely demoralized the Chinese, and the
Jfrench gunners’ marknianship was excel-
lent Their machine guns aid frightful
execution. One ol Chinese vessels that
aank thortly after the fight commenced,
waa a terrible sight. Her decks were cov
ered with blood and the mangled remains
Other crew. The lIotchki>s riv.An
cannon on the French thips kept up a
steady fire. One of these guns, properly
managed, is enough to clear the deck of
*OnJy two of the Chinese vessels were
afloat after the engagement. They escaped
by getting np the river into shoal water.
One of these vessels sank shortly afterward
on account of injuries received in the fight,
and tbe other one Is now aground with her
beck broken. Ihe French fire continued
until night. They thelled the batteries on
ahore, and drove the CLinese from them.
The navy yard and arsenal were shelled,
*wud a great deal of damage done to gov
ernment property. ,
“At night fire rafts and burning junks
came down'the rivf r. but the French gun
ners succeeded in sinking them. With
but one or two exceptions the French ves
sels are uninjured. The Volta had been
hit dhee near tbe wafer line. The D\Es-
tenge had two shot holes near her rail.
The loss of life on the French side was
only six, betides tbe pilot of tbe Volta,
who was an Englishman. Tbe Chinese
loss of life is> reported as being nearly two
k • A Gentle Hint.
A prosy minister in a country church,
when be bad reached his “twelfthly," bo-
CgBne thirsty, and not finding any water
on the shell under the pulpit, called to a
“Brother Brown, there's no W'ater here.”
“Do you want tome?” inquired the dea
“Yea, I’m mighty dry."
A glass was brought and the preacher
proceeded to gulp it down.
“Ilr. Good low,” whis;ercd the deacon,
waiting for the glass.
“Well, wbat is it?” asked the preacher,
■lopping his libation.
4< l>on v t you think you had better offer a
little to; four sermon ?’’
The discourse waa knocked out In the
rWONOTRS TH1 GROWTH OF THE BAIR,
And renders It dark and floarr, It holds,
in a Squid form, a large proportion of de-
odorhud Cocouut Oil, prepared expresalj
h* this purpose. No other compound
MMM tb. peculiar properties which
mnnattj ealt the virions conditions of
and mates .
gator, and sailed aimlessly about until
only three were left. Strange to say. tbe
two men lingered until the new'y-found
captain and crew brought the brig into
New York Bay.
A CLAIM FOB SALVAGE,
“As tragic ax this story appesrs." said a
-'lining man to a Herald reporter yester-
dayp-'H la yet not without its humorous
phase. Notwithstanding that if CapL
Hopnchild had not found the crewless
brig he would hive certainly never been
heard from, he has now entered a libel In
the Unltea Slates Court for salvage against
R. A. Robertson A Co., for picking up tbe
brig.” faph Hoppchlld makes bla claim
for salvage through EJye A Co., bis
European Armies and Debts.
New York Commercial Bulletin.
W. bare Intimated that the enormous
and steadily increasing financial obliga
tions of these Continental governments,
with tbelr vast armies and navies, coinci
dent with the subtraction from their tax
bearing population and the population
subject to military conscription by eml-
S -atlon, leave them scarcely any alterna-
ve but foreign conquests. Tf taxpayers
emigrate from home, It will some com
pensation if Asiatics or Africans can be
made to fill the gap; and what are armies
and navies for, if not (or use? Tbena
tlonal debts and thestanding armies, even
on a peace fooling, ot the five leading gov
ernments, according to tbe best anthontles
at hand, were approximately as follows In
IlUllia...— 3,410000.000 -
These statistics present some curious
pberomena. 7 he preponderance of tha
French national debt of course has lit ex
planation in good part in the sweeping
Getmsn war indemnity. That Indemnity
amounted lo gl.COO.000.000, and tho war
Itself coat »747.500,000. [Vi'lmt is known ax
by Ba on Hausman Id ornamenting
during tbe seventeen years between 185*
and 1809.) The debt o! Austro-llungaty
la equal lo 28 per cent ol the entire capital
ol tbe Empire, ond the taxation absorbs
15 per cent ol the total Income. In Italy,
taxation is tbe heaviest in nil Europe, be
ing S5 per cent of Income, which is double
the European average anci three times that
that of Great Britain, Think also of a
country with but 29,ObO,MO population
saddled with a standing anov ot nearly
three quarteia of a million ot men—all of
them non-prodoccra! Is It any wonder
(bat It is aomellmes called a nation of
beggars? The roodition of Spain la not
much better. Bnt for the revenue which
la wrong front tbe down-tfodden Cubans,
it might be said at the point of tbe linyo-
net, she would be an irremediable bank
rupt; yet she maintains, even In time of
peace, a ten times greater tuny than uur
General Scott and General Taylor employ
ed for Ihe conquest of Mexico. Except
Turkey or the Central American Repub
lics. there Is no country so overwhelmed
with debt, the proportion being about 42
per cent of the capital of the kingdom.
More than half tha national debt of Russia
arises from ware of conquest (the recent
war with Turkey alone cost 7050,000,000);
and ret if would appear that the greater
number of the territorlea annexed within
Queen a drawing-room next spring she
will wear her wedding dress of wti’e satin
and her diamond jewels. One ol her com t
dresses is of pure white sstin, covered with
roses in silver brocade, while another is of
while satin brocade, 'wllh heavy cluster
pearl embroidery on the front and about
the train. Both of these dresses have full
court Irabis and low cut bodices with short
An evening dress lor the ballroom or a
large reception is of rose-pink ottoman
silk, the long train lined with game ; vel
vet and tbe front of pink satin and garnet
velvet brocade. This is cut with.a square
neck and elbow sleeves, and cannot fall to
be most b« coming to the bride, who is a
stately brunette. Another gorgeous even
ing dress is of psle yellow satin, brocaded
in two tones of brown and gold, made
with a petticoat of plain yellow satin, tbe
train being square and detached from it.
The basque has a low ntek and abort
sleeves bordered by yellow lece, and a
great cluster ot yellow roses is to be worn
at the belt. Long yellow Snede gloves and
an amber comb in the dark hair wiU com
plete this costume.
A visiting or carriage dress, made by
Pingant. is a black (rise, combined with
satin. Tbe short train is flounced with
black Escurial lace, and the drapery is
bouffant. The princess front is covered
with jet balls the sixe of small marbles,
which bang from little strings of jet beads.
The sleeves are raiber full at the wrist,
and trimmed with tbe jet end lace. A
small black princess bonnet, with a crim
son bird at one side, and black satin shoes,
embroidered in crimson, are to be worn
with this dress.
One of her traveling dresses Is ol a soft
brown cloth, msde witb a plain skirt, side-
E laited, and a jacket and overdress bound
y braid. An outside jacket is trimmed
witb black beaver, and the bonnet is
brown, with a golden-brown bird as orna
ment. Notwithstanding the plainness ol
this costume, it cost *200 without the bon-
A lOTely morning gown is of the very
palest pink surah silk, made with a long
Watteau train, the front being one mass
ol soft Oriental lacs, caught into closure
by narrow pink satin ribbons. Pale helio
trope surah forms the material for an
A rich mantle for winter wear Is a Rus
sian dolman ol black Sicilian, reaching al
most to me edge of the dress, lined witb
ermine and bound with sable for. A lighter
oneieofnnent velvet brocade trimmed
witb cheDille fringe, while en opera cloak
la of white ottoman silk,lined with swans-
down and brocaded with swansdown and
THE CHEAT PACER.
How Johnston Waa Driven to Make Hie
John Splan, trainer and driver ol the fast
pacing horse Johnston, describes how he
handled the horse lo hU trial ol 2dlGjfi as
follows: “I made np my mind some time
ego that In order to do a mile In phenom
enally feet Ume, a bone matt rate hie
epeed fn such a way as to make tbe beet
possible nee of his powers. This Idea ot
going away from the wire with * bone at
tho very best clip he is capable of showing
and keeping it np as long as he
will go Is the wrong one. Conse
quently I have been training myself for
some time to time a bone while I waa
driving him, and I have that part of
(be business down pretty fine. I
had a good strong hold ol Johnstnt ail
the way to the half-mile pole, and I never
begsn driving him at all until we roundtd
Into tbe homestretch, and even then I did
nothing bnt rouse him up a little with the
lines. It was only after we got lnsldo the
distance that I spoke to hint, end he went
“ If he ... ..
away from it aa if he, was just from the
bona's favor, and ha did just"what I ex
pected him to do—that is, pace a mile a
UIIU IUUL Hint IF) 1JHIL' a Illl.C a
good deal fatter than it bad ever been
done before. His fastest mile this season
was the one in 2:10 at Milwaukee, and
previous to that bo hod never gone better
than 2:11^. So, you see, that to drop
from there to was quite a job.
didn’t know to a certainty tnat be could
do it, because I bad not been trying him
every week to find out. A horse will stand
one grand drive, but when you comedo
ask him to do bis very best every week
he will Win to p t m< k of it, and
tbe minute a trotter or pacer strikes that
frame of mind he Is not going to beat his
record much. And that is why I am not
going to drive Johnston another mile this
season at the very top of his speed. Next
season 1 shall go nlong easy with him, iust
as I have done this year, and if no bad
luck befalls him he will go a mile close to
two minutes. I know tnat sounds like
pretty big talk, but when you come to look
at the matter carefully there is nothing
unreasonable or extraordinary about it.
The horse can speed a quarter of a mile
now at better than a two-minute gait, and
as he is .young, sound, game and of the
improving kind, 1 don’t see anything in
the way of his learning to go a mile at
pretty near tbe rate of speed tbat he now
shows for a quarter.”
Ise to tbe ear and breaking it to tbe hot*.
To delay justice to tbe pcor Is but to sell it
to the rich.
Where a party (a fair possession of all
hie faculties and able to read, even though
slowly and with difficulty, signs a negotia
ble and promissory note under tbe belief
that it is ao instrument of a different char
acter, and does so without himself reading
the instrument, but relying on tbe reading
and representations of a stranger, the ex*
ecutiou of thb note under these circum
stances is such negligence on his part as
will render him liable thereon to a bona
fid* holder. 25 Am. Law Reg 509.
Where en employe of a railroad com
pany, rightfully engaged in the rerair of a
freight car belonging to bis employer, calls
upon his son, a minor under 11 years of
age. to render him necessary temporary
assistance In the work, the son is not a
trespasser, end if be, while so assisting,
without anv negligence on his part or on
the part of his father. Is injured through
the negligence of the agents and servants
of another railroad company, in backing a
train of cars upon a side track while the
car is being repaired, tbe latter company
is liable for damages for the injury by him
so received. 23 lb. 503.
National banks are prohibited by the
statute from making loans upon the secu
rity of their own stock. A Virginia decis
ion (18 Reporter 410) holds that the provis
ion mskes void a bylaw prescribing that
the bank should have a lien upon the stock
of every stockholder to secure any debt he
owed the bank.
A lawyer, writing of a lawyer’s duties in
the Albany Laic Journal, says :
“The first duty ^insist upon is diligent,
prompt and respectful attention to all cor
respondence. To neglect or del^y answer
ing any letter is po>itively uncivil, and
such neglect of any ordinary business let
ter is not only a breach of good manner,
but exhibits vulgar education and an utter
want of any sense of appreciation of pat
ronage. Letters may sometimes be trivial;
they may he petulant or unimportant, but
they mutt be answered."
This sounds like the rules in a book of
etiquette which tell ;ou that you must not
empty your soup plate in your neighbor’s
lap; but however self-evident ihe proposi
tion, there is some need for these sugges
tions to lawyer», unless the public slander
the bar on this point.
In the admirable compilation by Mr.
s’isbet and Bleckley. This is an honor
not accorded to any other State.
A lawyer said of another's argument that
it fell as lightly as the snow. “Yes," was
ai> icu as aa mid euun. al - »
the retort, “bnt it cov.re tbe ground. 1
Sol Smith, tbe actor, was once inmmoned
on a jury In a justice conrt. All tbe other
jurors bad excuses, sod tbe parlies agreed
to try before him. They dia so, and after
staving out several hours be sent word
that “the jury was hung.” The conrt or
dered the bailiff to give him a dinner, but
he never did make up hie mind on a ver
A party presented to an administrator a
bill for *100 worth of liquor sold to the de
ceased person, and inquired if he must
swear to the bill. “No,” was the reply .'"the
death of the intestate is sufficient proof of
the literature of France that it cannot be
effaced. But la It there for good? Like
her master, Rouxseau, she was a humani
tarian an.I uri idealist. But wtin :!i«M sue
that the work of theldeallst shall stand?
Is the idealist not an anticipator, trying
to make a system wllh no material to
build with? And who shall say that tbe
work of Mergaret HaugUery shall not
stand? Ohl Ills drathlrss. and we can
look reverently np to It and to her—
“And feel that aha Is greater than we kacw.”
Goverttor Nichole closed hie address, de
livered at the unveiling of her monument,
with these worde: - The substance ot her
life was charity; (he spirit ot It, truth;
sis*. ™ ta j tuRijij , tuu rj*u i» VI It Ulti ,
tbe strength of It, religion;-the end.
peace, th-n fame and Immortality.”
The People's Idol In winter Quarters.
The bateball catcher will shortly go Into
retirement to grow a new crop of fingers.
Now Is the Time.
"And whet of tbe present Ume," cried
the parson earnestly, smiting Ihe pulpit
“What of this Ume fn which we five?
What about the now ?”
“Now," said the good editor, suddenly
aroused from hla comfortably slumber;
“now ts the time to make up clubs.”
And then tbe deacons clubbed together
end set him out.
Fire Jots About Naw Notions.
Whet shade of blue is a King’s eye ? The
shade of bine worn fa dubbed “udlderol
Pomegranate red and Alderney cream
ere tbe fashionable English colors at the
The stocking with lacing above the knee
is Intended to make the use of garters un-
Feather thistles appear among other ec
centric norelt'es in millinery.
Buckles, Instead of buttons, fasten many
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Splendid line of imported Cassimere selling 50 per
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Cannibals Partially Converted.
New York Sun.
My labors, so far. have only been par
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ary. “Many of tbe poor heathen seemed
disposed to accept the doctrine of Chris
tianity, but are loth to give up the prac
tice of cannibalism.”
“Rather difficult to reconcile the two,”
ras a com meat made.
f “Yes, they are somewhat antagonistic,
but ultimately here to eradicate canni
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to convert a large number to the extent of
saying grace before meat"
) ear that anv
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of Hunt’s Kidney and Liver Remedy.
This medicine is a specific for diseases uf
the kidneys, liver and bladder, and has a
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The First Monument,
BY MARY RlCBARPeOE LE8EIXE.
On July 0,1834, was unveiled in New Or
leans the statue to Margaret Hanghery
It is five feet in height, and represents the
11 is live ini. IU ucigui. nuu icjitcscuw 11*0
plain, humble woman In whose memory it
was erected, seated in her accustomed
chair, in her plain, uno tentations cloth
ing, with a worsted shawl over her shoul
ders One hand rests protectlngly on tho
shoulder of an orphan, who stauds by her
side, looking gratefully up into her lace.
The monument stands on a triangle, be
tween Camp, Prytannla and Clio streets.
This little plot has been beautifully deco
rated w th trees, artificial lake, and an ar
On tbe day ol the unveiling 10,000 peo
ple assembled to witness the ceremony.
Nearly 1,000 orphans, representing the ten
asylums of the city, were present, and
eight of them were selected to draw the
ribbon for the unveiling of tho statne.
When Ihe group was disclosed, a cheer,
loud, enthusiastic, spontaneous and Im
pressive, went up from the vast croird.
Who was she, this woman, in whose
memory America erects her first monu
ment to female greatness? Who was
Margaret Hanghery.-that the purest Ca-
rara marble must be placed under the
magic touch of the sculptor to keep in
memory her face and form, that the rich
and the poor should come up together
with their contributlcns to raise her mon
umental fund? that the tongne of elo
quence should sound her praise, and that
thousands ol tearful listeners pay tribute
to her memory? Wes she one ol the
world's bright stars, flashing with the
scintillations ot genius in the llterajy
sky ? Did wealth or beauty, or heroic
deed, or learned attainment give her
claim to greatness and renown?
| Margaret Gaflncy waa a little Irish waif,
picked up when three years old on Arnett
can shores. In her. thirteenth year she
was lor the second time orphaned by the
death o! her kind foster-mother, Mrs.
Richards, living near Ballimore. In that
city she found work with the Sisters ol
Charity, and embraced the Catholic faith.
When very young she married Charles
liaughery and came wllh him to New Or
leans. lie was unsuccessful In business,
and, deserting her, he came to Texas,
where ho died In 1835. Again Margaret
found employment with the Sisters. Her
only child died, leaving her alone and
gricf slricken In the world. All tho wealth
of her great htart then flowed toward Ihe
orphaned ones whom she found in tho
great cliy. Sho established a dairy, and
turned over all oilier earnings to tho New
Orleans asylum. By the advice ot her
friends abe then reserved a part of her in
come and purchased a home. Money
flowed Into her hands, and waa generously
dispensed to the diflerent charitable insli-
rations, and benevolent objects that came
to her notice. Her Influence went wllh
her money, and such was the confidence
bad la Margaret Hanghery tbat no gen
tleman held back his w ealth when ahe
presented the claims ot benevolence.
Faithfully she stood at her post when
epidemic, scourged the city, and was at all
time* and In all ways a friend to the poor
and stricken. She died in nearly 70
years of age. The moat disjlugulshed ions
of the South w alked with bared heads in
the long, sad procession that followed her
to tbe grave. What a lesson for heralatera
shines out In the life of this humble, good
woman! Without home or kindred, she
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