in his life, and he has seen some over ninety years old. It is because an
Indian has no trouble, no worriment, or anything that way. Let an Indian start a
twenty-four column newspaper in a six column town, to fill a long felt want,
and his hair would turn gray in one night.
A member of the Iowa Legislature was highly indignant at the Speaker of the
House when he announced him a member of the Committee on ‘Federal Relations.’
He considered it a rank, bitter insult.
“Look here, Mr. Speaker,” said he, “none of your tricks upon travelers. You
needn’t think because I am a new member you can run your rigs upon me. I am
not so green as you suppose. Go to thunder with your Federal Relations. I haven
’t one of them in the world - and wouldn’t own him if I had.”
“dat culled pussum 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 man was
unseated, and the prisoner given acquittal. After his release the negro was
asked what he had against the juryman of his own colour.
“Nuffin at all, boss,” said he; “but ye see, I knowed if I flattered de
prejudus od de odder jurymen dat I get off, an’ golly I did.”
ROYAL SHOW AT CARLISLE.
From an advertisement in our columns it will be seen that a Register of
Furnished Houses and Apartments for the convenience of visitors of the Royal Show
is about to be published. Parties having apartments are invited to send
particulars to Messrs. LITTLE and BALLANTYNE.
WIGTON PARISH CHURCH
A meeting of the parishioners of Wigton was held in the vestry room of the
Parish Church on Thursday (yesterday) to take into consideration the
desirability of re-pewing the body of the parish church, which is at present fitted up
with pews, with doors and open benches.
The chair was taken by the Rev. J. B. KAYSS, vicar of Wigton. A long
discussion took place on the subject, after which it was resolved by a majority of
six to two to take steps to have the church re-pewed.
A system of heating the church will also form part of the improvements. A
large committee was appointed to carry out the arrangements.
SUCKLED BY A BITCH.
The other day a shepherd at Coshogle, Nithsdale, having killed the vixen
carried away seven young foxes. The difficulty was how to suckle them until they
would be valuable. This was got over by putting them to a bitch whose whelps
had been drowned. It first licked them, and then quietly admitted them into
the nursery, where they are doing well.
The New York Mail mentions a new kind of marriage announcement, in which
only the names of the bride and clergyman appear. As civilisation advances the
groom becomes of less and less importance on such occasions.
A Western stump-orator, in the course of one of his speeces, remarked, “
Gentlemen, if the Parsyfic Ocean wor an inkstand, and the hull clouded canopy of
Heaven, and the level ground of our yearth wor a sheet of paper, I couldn’t
begin to write my love of country on to it.”
Young gentlemen - “I wonder why they call them “dog-carts?”
Young lady - “Because they generally carry puppies.”
A Mississippi planter who owned many slaves in the bad old days now boasts
that all his (“N-word“) have turned out well; not one of them has been elected
to the Legislature.
ACCIDENT TO DR. HAYMAN.
On Tuesday evening as the Rev. Dr. HAYMAN, rector of Aldingham, was driving
home in a pony phaeton, the pony took fright whilst descending a steep hill
leading to the rectory.
The Rev. gentleman endeavoured to keep it in the middle of the road; but in
its headlong flight it ran against the wall, throwing out Dr. HAYMAN and
breaking the phaeton to pieces.
The Rev. gentleman sustained serious injuries, both internally and
externally. On Wednesday morning he had so far rallied as to lead his medical
attendant to give hope of his recovery.
CUMBERLAND BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION,
The 145th annual dinner of this institution is fixed for the 12th of next
month, Mr. George HOWARD to preside.
On that day there will be an election of four beneficiaries of the charity;
there are seven applicants. At present there are 29 pensioners upon the funds.
Last year the subscriptions amounted to £230, the donations to £501, and the
dividends upon invested capital to £203.
On Saturday a singular case of accidental death was reported to Mr. John
HUMPHREYS, the coroner for Middlesex.
Alfred HARRIS, aged 11, the son of a licensed victualler of Mortimer Road,
Hackney, was in the habit of placing his head in a Jack-towel hanging behind
the door and swinging round and round until his face and head enveloped as in a
On Thursday last he again did it, but was seized with vertigo and hung
senseless until he was suffocated. The poor boy was found dead hanging in the
towel shortly afterwards.
The Queen has been pleased to confer the dignity of C. B. on the Hon.
Charles FREMANTLE, Mr. STRONGE, Mr. T. H. SANDERSON, and Mr. John Ball GREEN.
The Times’ Paris correspondent says: -
“A French anti-tobacco society having petitioned M. LEPRE to forbid the sale
of tobacco to boys under sixteen years of age, and the smoking by them in
taverns and out-of-door cafes, he has replied that if the effects of tobacco on
youths were as noxious as those of alochol Legislative interference would be
On Friday a man named Joseph THOMPSON, a labourer, residing at Wigton , had
some words with his wife because he had returned home from Leicester the
worse of liquor. He said, “I’ll hang myself in five minutes,” and went upstairs
to his bedroom.
His wife went for assistance, but on her return he was found hanging by the
neck quite dead.
Mr. S. MORLEY, Liberal M. P. for Bristol, writes to the papers, expressing
the regret and sorrow which he feels that he was led, in the heat of the late
election, to sanction a telegram being sent off in his name, urging the
electors of Northampton to be united in behalf of Mr. BRADLAUGH, whose religious,
social, and political views he regards with “extreme repugnance.”
RELAPSE IN IRON TRADE.
In the principal markets there has been a heavy fall in iron, consequent on
the absence of legitimate business. Holders had become alarmed by the reports
about over-production, and were determined to get rid of their stocks at all
CHILD CARRIED OFF
BY AN EAGLE.
A strange incident occurred recently in Pearson County, North Carolina.
A three year old child was sitting on a stile feeding chickens, when a large
eagle swooped down at the chickens, scattering them in all directions. As
the child was moving off the eagle made a second swoop, catching the child in
its talons. With its prey it rose in the air, but the child was to heavy, and
the eagle managed to flutter a short distance to the limb of a decayed oak.
Its talons were so entangled in the clothing of the child that it could not
get loose, and the weight soon made it come down to the ground, when the
father of the child came up and killed the eagle. The child, save some deep
scratches, was uninjured.
A fire, which raged several hours, and did damage to the extent of about
£5000, took place on Friday afternoon in the Civil Service Stores, Bedford
Street, Strand, London.
DEATH OF A VALUABLE SHORTHORN
The world renowned shorthorn cow, the First Duchess of Oneida, by the Tenth
Duke of Thorndale, belonging to Lord SKELMERSDALE, Latham House, has died from
liver congestion and inflammation, brought on by cold.
The famous animal was bought by his lordship in 1873 for 30,600 dols.
At the Devon Assizes, on Friday, George TANNER, a groom, belonging to
Plymouth, was convicted of stealing several hundred articles of jewellery, valued
at £2000, from the traveller of Moses WOOLF and Co., London, who was staying
in a hotel at Exeter.
Prisoner and an accomplice, who escaped, were staying at the establishment,
and were detected by the “boots” coming down stairs in the early morning,
carrying the portmanteau.
The chief constable stated that the prisoner had been identified as one of a
gang of robbers who, within a short time, had plundered hotels at Glasgow,
Carlisle, Bristol, Bath &c.
He was sentenced to ten years penal servitude.
At a banquet given in his honour on Friday by the electors of Midlothian,
the Earl of DALKEITH declared, amid loud cheers, that he would fight their
battle again, if they desired it; he should be willing to work with them and for
them in whatever capacity they thought fit.
AGRARIAN OUTRAGE IN
At midnight on Sunday a daring outrage was committed at Creagh Boley,
Ireland, upon a small farmer named HEALLY, who had recently taken four acres of
land from which a man named WALSH had been dispossessed ten days before.
A party of men with blackened faces entered HEALLY’s house, took him off his
bed, and after firing shots through the house made him promise to give up
the land, which he has since done. No arrests have been made.
A daring burglary was perpetrated at a Liverpool pawnbroker’s shop on Monday
Mrs. ROSCOE, the occupant, was roused, and upon a policeman entering the
place he found three men secreted, named BUCKSTONE, M’GAILEY, and MACKEY.
BUCKSTONE attempted to stab the policeman, and a desperate struggle ensued,
during which he fell down a flight of stairs and was secured. Upon him were
found 14 watches, eight chains, three silk handkerchiefs, and a desert knife
The prisoners, who were well known, were on Tuesday committed to the assizes
At the last meeting of the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, a
beautiful specimen of a brown crow, shot at Legerlaw, Coupar-Angus, was exhibited.
This is believed to be the first specimen of a brown crow ever captured in
The plumage of the bird was exceedingly fine, the body and head being of
dark brown colour, while the tips of the wings were of a lighter shade.
The crow had been observed flying with its “black” neighbors for about six
months previous to the time it was shot.
THE MISSING TRAINING SHIP.
No tidings have yet arrived of the missing training ship Atlanta, which has
not been heard of or seen for eighty-two days; and, although other vessels on
the same route have been known to be fully as long a time delayed by calms,
adverse winds or rough weather, it is idle to deny that there is now very
little hope of her return