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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1868.
VOL XVI Nft.,32.
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Taxing Interest on United States
We announced last week that in the
House of Representatives, a resolution
presented by Mr. Cobb, instructing the
G'ommittco on Ways and Means to re
port a bill levying a tax of ten per cent,
ou the interest of all classes of Govern
ment Bonds, was, after a sharp struggle,
carried by a vote of 92 yeas to 54 nays.
Tho Democrats voted in a body for the
resolution ; the Republicans contribut
ing sixty votes for it. Among tho Tcu
jicsseo delegation, Butler, Hawkins,
Mullius and Stokes voted to tax the
Bonds; Maynard and Arnell voted a
galn.st taxing them.
Railroad and Telegraph.
We learn from a source which gives
attention to such matters, that about
162,000 miles of railroad have already
been constructed in tho various coun
tries which have adopted steam loco
motion, within tho last fifty years, and
tho extent of telegraphic communica
tion by tho electric wire is still greater.
Both are increasing at the rate of 30,000
miles each, of rail and wire, every year,
and tho probability is that this propor
tion will be doubled within tho coming
decade. Half a century, therefore, will
not have elapsed ere the whole cartl
will be enveloped in a network of iron,
thrilling with the movement and the
thought of humanity. In fact, tho re
ticulation of tin! railroad tracks and
tho telegraphic lilies, crossing, rccros
slng, combining and branching off in
every sense, will, in no slight degree,
resemble the arrangement of blood
vessels and nerves in the living body,
and a future generation may see half
realized that old Hindoo notion that
makes tho ball wo inhabit an animate
Tho Avalanche Case.
The Supreme Court of Tennessco has
at length given a decision in tho Mem
phis Avalanche contempt case, declar
ing Judgo Hunter's orders in tho case
null and void.
Hunter should now gather up his
traps and seek a local habitation and a
jmnio elsewhere. He is said to have left
Illinois to avoid a prosecution for some
criminal offense, nnd his courso since
his arrival in Memphis lias been such
as to placo him outside tho palo of re
spectable society, and to justify tho be
lief that tho accounts which succeeded
his advent were not exaggerated.
Highly Important to Bankrupts.
Section 29 of tho bankrupt act of
March 2, 1807, requires that all appli
cations for discharge shall bo mude
within one year from tho adjudication.
If such application is not made with
tho Clerk, or a special order of the
court obtained within the year, the
bankrupt may be barred from obtaining
his discharge As adjudications were
mado as early as July last, tho time
with many bankrupts has nearly ex
'A dispatch says s Sixty clerks, male
and female, were discharged from the
Treasury Department today. No more
work. No more greenbacks. Tho exo
dus creates great consternation among
tho bread-and-butter people.
Tho radical caucus to-day was not
chcorful. The radicals say that Grant
js a poor stick and it is impossible to
.devise measures to make him go. Tho
business of tho cuueus was chiefly tech
Set Him Again.
The Louisville Journal is responsible
for rc-producing the following at this
Some years ago a Yankco fell into a
river and was drowned. Some weeks
Afterwards his neighbors found his bo
dy and it was full of eels. They took
it homo to his widow, eels and all, and
told her how the case was. " Well,"
said she, "givo roe the eels, and set
Tho "Way Radicals Keep up tho
Tho communication below will show
the vile resorts to which the managers
of radicalism in Tennessco aro driven
to keep up excitement tho natural ali
ment of tho party, and without which it
must soon die. Now that tho parrot
liko cry of "Rebel" and " Copperhead"
has lost its potency, they turn to
manufacturing stories-i-killing negroes
on paper and publishing them as Ku
klux outrages. Tho following exposes
a late affair of the kind :
Piehce Station, Obion Co.,
Juno 20, 1S08.
To tho Editor of the Banners
I herewith send you a truo copy of
a letter I have sent to tho Wrens ana
Times for publication. For fear that
paper will not publish it, I wish you to
give it a placo in yours.
To t hi! lvlitor of the Press and Times.
I noticed in your paper a short time
since an account of the murder of three
negroes at 1'ierco Station, Obion coun
ty, in which it was stated that no at
tempt had been made to arrest the mur
derers. I happen to livo within ono
mile of Tierce Station, and I am a man
responsible for what I say. Thcro has
been no such deed perpetrated at that
place, and I think it is time to put a
slop to such gross fabrications. 1 will
give you ten dollars for tho name of
your informant, and I will pay the
above reward if he lives in Obion coun
ty. I want to know who tho mischief
making liar is. Wo are all living in
peaco and quiet here, and would re
main so if bad men would quit publish
ing lies. Whether you give mo the
name or not, 1 wish to correct tho lie in
your next issue. 1 am every way re
sponsible for what I say and write.
Coroner of Obion county.
Answer it Who Can.
The popular iudiffercuco to Grant as
manifested in every Section of the Union
has alarmed, it is apparent to every ob
server of "the signs of the times," the
party that has nominated him as their
candidate for the Presidency. Com
menting upon this popular indifference,
the Louisville Journal says :
"AVell, take away Grant's name as a
military man, and what is left of it?
What is there upon which any mind
can dw ell with even pretended admira
tion? What is there to lift him above
the dead level of the commonest of the
common herd of men ? What. Avas there
worthy of praise in his enrlv years, even
according to his father's biography of
htm. which lor very shame, the radical
leaders and inn lingers procured to be
cut short? What were his merits
at West Point, where ho was one of the
lowest of his class, barely managing to
obtain a degree? What wcro his great
deeds in tho Mexican war, deeds not
great enough to bo commended in a sin
gle official report? What distinction
did he, alter tho -Mexican war, wm m
Illinois, where ho failed, for good rea
sons, in every vocation to which ho de
voted himself, and where ho was known
only as 'old man G rant's son' '("
Another Change of Name.
A dispute having arisen between
some persons in Des Moine, Iowa, rcla.
tivo to tho proper pronunciation of the
name of tho Republican candidate for
Vice President, one them addressed him
a letter of inquiry. A portion contended
that it was pronounced Colfax others
claiming that it was Coalfax. Tho Spca
ker's reply reads as follows:
Washington, May 20, 18G8. My first
namo is pronounced as it written sky-
lor and tho last as it written Coalfax,
The "a" doubtless dropped out while
crossing tho ocean.
The Albany Argus thinke it singular
and suspicious that these Radicals all
go by aliases. Grant's real namo is Hi-
raw-AVilson's Colbath and Conlfax says
his family dropped tho a overboard in
crossing tho Atlantic. Wo havo heard
of Englishmen dropping IPs; but this
dropping of A's indicate great careless
ness. This "drop letter" business is
catching; and tho American people
will probably drop tho name by Novem
Tho Selma Times and Messenger has
tho following in regard to tho condition
of affairs in that section :
A few frcedmcn in Sumter county,
prompted by carpet-baggers, havo been,
for somo days, very turbulent and in
sulting, apparently determined to torco
a conflict upon tho whites, who havo so
far, in tho interests of peace, borne pa
ticntly moro than any Northern com-
inuiiity would have borne. It is to bo
hoped these ignorant and deluded crea
tures, who know not what it is they
would invoke, may listen to wiser conn
scls. But the same spirit has been mani
fested in other sections, and it is cer
tain that a collision of tho races hero is
more imminent than heretofore. Tho
negroes seem to think tho ascension of
their representatives to ofllco gives
them a license they havo not hitherto
Should tho collision which tho Ala
bama editor seems to apprehend, occur
which God forbid it is to bo hoped
that vengeance will fall, not on the
poor negroes, but upon tho inisorablo
mean whites who aro at tho bottom of
all tho mischief of tho times.
A tiiiep cut off tho tresses of a sleep
ing beauty in Memphis, a few evenings
Repudiation The Result of Rad
Wo copy from tho Nashvlllo Banner
of tho 3d :
Tho excitement in regard to tho State
bonds is still running high, and yester
day's flirui'os dropped to G7?. Yester
day morning Mr. Thomas Martin, of
Giles county, ono of tho wealthiest men
in the State, and who holds somo $70,-
000 of bonds, attempted to dispose of
his July interest coupons at tho banks,
but tho banks would not touch them,
and ho went to Comptroller Blackburn.
To his astonishment tho Comptroller
likewise flatly refused to tako up the
coupons. This fact becoming known,
quite a sensation was created among
money-changers, which was stimulated
by the following private dispatch from
New York :
"New Your, July 1. Bets have been
offered to-day that Tennessee bonds
would sell below sixty cents in tliiiiA
days, and $.10,000 1ms been offered that
the Stato will repudiato in two years."
Better bets than that could have been
taken on our streets, as it was generally
believed that under the radical finan
ciering the Stato would repudiate in
less than a year.
Wo learn from official sources that a
dispatch was received during the day
to the effect that the attachment of the
Stato funds in New York had been the
work of railroad men, (probably Ten
nessee railroad men) and that certain
banks in New York wcro willing to
furnish Tennessee with any amount of
money that might bo requested to pay
tho July interest. Governor Brown
low is being fully advised of what is
transpiring. A special session of the
Legislature is talked of, with a view to
converting the Stato railroad debt into
a school fund.
Tho Southern country is gradually,
but unmistakably, it seems to us, ap
proaching that condition whence the
antagonism between tho opposite races
must culminate and assumo somo des
perate shape. Our Southern exchang
es contain accounts of most audacious
murders, robberies and outrages perpe
trated by negroes, followed close upon
by terrible retaliation and vengeance
on the part of tho whites. In Virginia
three cases aro reported this week of
negroes shot down in their tracks by
white men whom they had assaulted,
threatened with assault, or badgered
beyond that point whero forbearance
ceases to bo a virtue.
Tho white men of the South, remarks
tho Southern Opinion, stripped of al
most every other right, havo not yet
parted with their right of self-defense,
which is part of Southern character;
and where black outlaws, whoso inso
lence keeps pace with Radical legisla
tion, intrude upon this sacred domain,
they must expect, as they will certainly
receive, retribution, sudden and terri
ble. Tripped Up.
Gen. McDowell, tho hero of Bull
Hun, has got himself suddenly tripped
up. .1 lie louowing explains :
Adjutant General's Office, )
Washington, Juno 30, 1808.)
GENERAL OIlDEIl NO. 33.
By direction of tho President of the
United States, the following orders arc
First. Brevet Major General Irwin
McDowell is relieved from the com
mand of tho Fourth Military District,
and will report to tho General in per
son, without delay at tho War Depart
Second. Brevet Major General Alvan
C. Gillem is assigned to the command
of tho Fourth Militury District, and
will assuuio command without delay.
By command of General Grant.
E. D. Townsem), A. A. Gen.
Tho Fourth Military District compri
ses tho States of Mississippi and Ar
High Sense of Honor.
Attention is invited to tho instance
below of the noble conduct of a color
cd man :
John Dabney, a colored man in Rich
mond, Va., purchased his freedom Irom
Mrs. Dejarnette of Hanover, Va., just
beloro tlio war, tor !?2,O0O, agreeing to
pay the amount in installments. Dur
ing tho pendence of tho struggle he
paid about one-half of it in Confeder
ate currency, which was nt last so de
preciated in value that his lato mistress
requested him to discontinue the pay
ments until after tho close of the con
flict. AVhen slavery was abolished, tho
debt was of courso no longer duo ; but,
notwithstanding he was advised against
such a courso, Dabney lately transmit
ted to his old mistress, now in indigent
circumstances, S0OO in greenbacks, be
ing the balanco of tho $2,000 ho had
contracted to pay.
AVo regret to see such paragraphs as
the following going tho rounds of tho
papers. Ain't it horrible, the future of
Charles Miller, a defeated Radical
candidate for county surveyor, in St.
Joseph, Mo., committed suieido last
week, becauso, no said, "no was sick ol
tho Radical party ou earth, and wanted
to seo how thoy got along in tho sul
phurous mines below." Ho asked for
paper and wrote that "Jim Lnno was
beckoning him on. That T. Fletcher and
D. D. Drake were expected soon ; that
corners in tho lower regions wero va
cated for bruto Brownlow, beast Butler,
soup tourcen Grant, Thad Slovens and
Jacobiiis-Notblner but Jacobins.
Under this appropriate head tho New
York Evening Express has the follow
ing article, which gives tho Radicals tho
title which justly belongs to thcin. The
Express says i
Wo liko tho ring of that resolution
adopted yesterday by the Maine Demo
cracy in State Conventional Augusta
"That tho time lias como for all to
band against tho Jacobins."
' " Jacobins" is the very best word in
tho jjanguage. bocauso it is the word
that lms tho most meaning, to properly
characterize the Radical party. Thev
call themselves Republican, but to that
character, wo all know they really have
no claim. Thcro is positively nothing
Republican about them, unless it be
They are Jacobins becauso they seek
.o govern tho people through tho in-
fttnrmcnttifity of a Central Directory, or
a liunip congress irom whose decree
there is no appeal.
fnev are ,)ucobins bocauso under
the rallying crv of liberty, equality, and
fraternity, they have, since their acces
sion to (lower, helped to delugo the
land with fraternal blood.
They are Jacobins becauso under
pretence of giving liberty to all men,
thev have set up military despotism,
which leave millions of men of their
own race, practically, no liberty what
soever. Thoy ore Jacobins becauso thev rule.
and seek to rule by force, intimidation,
They ore Jacobins because thev have
set up, and seek to set up, tho power of
tho few over tho wishes of tho many.
They are Jacobins becauso they are
constantly seeking to stir up strife, and
to excite the passions and prejudices of
one class of people against another
They aro Jacobins because thev are
eternally attempting mischievous expe-
nienis in government, pontics, finance;
excitement being nn aliment without
which thoy cannot exist.
Jhcy aro Jacobins becauso of the
conscriptions and forced levies, to feed
tho laws of war and of death, with
which their name must ever bo histo
It took the I rench pconle some years
to get rid of this hideous monster, Ja
cobinismbut as an end was mado of it
at last, so we, too, if historical parallels
aro worth anything, need not despair
ui driving n irom existence n c
believe it has already well nigh run
its courso, and that the hideous thing,
with all its chast.lv accompaniments.
will bo deep down in its grave about
the time tho wintry winds of Novem
ber arc whistling in our ears.
A Free Press in Tennessee.
The Supremo Court has rendered ono
of the most important decisions that per
haps ever emanated from that tribunal
On the 30th ult., that court decided what
is known as tho Memphis Avalanche
contempt cases. A Brownsville dis
patch to tho Avalanche says: "The
court decides that Hunter's judgments
in these cases arc null and void. It is
further held that tho defendants are en
titled to be discharged on habeas eorjms.
Tho court holds to tho restricted statu
tory to punish contempt. It is a com
plete vindication of the Avalanche, and
a glorious triumph of free speech and
a free press over despotism." The Av
alanche says editorially : "Every one
who appreciates tho blessings of free
speech and a freo press will rejoice at
the decision mentioned in our Browns
ville special os having been rendered
in tho Avalanche contempt cases. A
nioro complete vindication of the right
of tho press to criticise tho actions of
public officials, even to charging, and
substantiatingchargesof corrupt ion,was
never placed on record. Tho infamous
blows struck at the liberties of tho peo
ple in the person of iho Avalanche have
recoiled upon their authors and sent
them reeling to the ground."
Rats Deserting a Sinking Ship.
AVo clip tho following from tho Me
Minnvillo Acw Era. AVhat is reported
as occurring in that direction is true in
regard to this and other portions of tho
State. Everywhere tho moro honest
members of tho radical party, both
white and black, aro deserting the or
ganization. The Leaguo room has lost
its potency, and tho ranting of political
parsons fellows who steal tho livery
of heaven to servo tho devil in has
come to bo estimated at its proper valuo :
I). B. Boswcll and AVm. Mcintosh,
publish cards in tho Covington, (Tenn.)
Jlecoril, in which thoy disclaim all fu
ture connection or sympathy with radi
calism. AVo havo seen, in tho last few
days, a number of such publications
from both black and white, and it pre
sents both a healthy and cheering as-
nect. The negro bolters irom tho party
say they havo been dealt treacherously
with that they havo waited full twelve
months for their " forty acres and tho
mule," and they aro unwilling longer
to bo mado tho roceptaclo of " soft
soap." nnd in future thoy are going to
associato themselves with tho interests
of tho while man.
A bereaved wife, from "down East,"
whoso consumptive husband died in
Florida, where they had gono for health,
displayed an economical spirit by pack
ing a lot of oranges and sweet potatoes
in the box with tho corpse, that sho
might pleaso tho folks at homo and at
tho same timo save expeuso of trans
An able Southern commercial editor,
under date of tho 20th ult., gives the
following as tho result of much labor
and research, during tho last mouth, in
gleaning facts upon which to base the
prospects of tho next cotton crop. He
The cotton crop is estimated at about
three millions of bales which is decid
edly encouraging. Various accounts of
the growing crop havo been published,
and from them wo glean as follows :
in North Carolina Stand good ; plant
healthy nnd ten per cent, less land in
cotton than in 17.
South Carolina Crops somcwhnt
backward but healthy ; stand good :
twenty per cent, less laud lu cotton, but
moro in grain.
Georgia Stand very good ; probably
twenty per cent, less planted.
Florida Very encouraging; stand
good mid quantity of land in cotton
about the samo as last year.
Alabama Stand unusually good;
fifteen per cent, less land in cotton than
last, year; wonther Reasonable.
Louisiana A'rry favorable; more
land planted, and crop moro forward
than last vetvr.
Tennessee Two weeks ahead of last
year. Urop lino and moro planted.
Texas About the same as last year.
Coast counties and upper counties
havo also fair prospects, and all alarm
as to tho nrmy worm has ceased.
AVe must expect the usual amount of
croaking and predicting until wheat is
secured, corn harvested, cotton picked,
and all other crops cured for. The re
sult will doubtless be nil right, and
enough nnd to spare will bo found as
tho result of the year.
Tho Nashvillo Press and Times of
last Friday contains a communication
on tho subject of tho financial compli
cations of Tennessee, from which wc
take tho following extract:
AVhat is our situation, nnd what can
wo do to relieve ourselves of our diffi
culties? AVe have out nearly a million
of dollars in overdue bonds," railed our
May bonds, because they foil duo hist
Mav. J hcv wero issued in May, 18J8,
and wcro made payable thirty years af
ter dote. In addition to theso "wc havo
a largo amount of other outstanding
bonds not vet clue, bearing interest,
pnvablo in New York on tho first of
January and July of every year. The
Stato has recently placed in New York
several hundred thousand dollars, rais
ed from taxation, railroads, and other
sources, to pav the interest on tho un
due bonds which were payable on the
first of July. But it seems that the
holders of the overdue bonds thought
their principal ought to bo paid, und
hence Imvo attached the funds of the
State in New York. AVhothor this has
been produced by mismanagement, cor
ruption, stock-jobbing speculators, or
nn honest desiro to get from tho State,
what sho honestly owes, is immaterial.
The effect is the same, to-wit: tho tem
porary ruin of the credit of the Slate.
Until we can pay oil' our over-due
bonds, which it is now hopeless to ex
pect for a long time, we will certainly
have a repetition of attachments hi New
York about tho first of every succeed
ing January and 'Inly, when the funds
are sent forward to pay the interest
which is payable Micro.
Tho remedy the writer proposes is an
extra session of the Leyislaturr.
Tho backbone of tho black column in
Mississippi seems to be irreparably bro
ken. The following comes in the form
of a dispatch from Jackson :
Fortv-Kcven of sixty-one counties re
turn a majority against tho Constitu
tion of 18,(i!)f. Four of tho remaining
counties will return a majority for the
Constitution. No caso of violence is
yet reported from any portion of the
State during tho progress of the elec
tion. This county registered a black
majority of 1.700, and gave only 22!t
radical majority. I.oundes County, with
a registered black majority of 3,000 re
turns but 1.20O radical majority.
Lanoiewicz has written a startling
letter to several Poles In Florence, tell
ing them that any Polo would bo justi
fied in shooting Alexander like a dog,
The letter closes ns follows. Remem
ber tho fourteen Polish mothers whom
tho cowardly villain caused to bo hung
at AVilna 1 Remember tho hundred nnd
fifty Polish matrons and girls whom his
Cossacks had to drive to Siberia ! Bless
ed bo tho bullet that pierces tho heart
of this crowned assassin 1
More Indian Outrages.
Dispatches from Victoria stato that
as the sloop Thornton was on her last
trip northward, sho was attacked forty
miles above Fort Rupert by three canoes
full of Indians. Captain AVarrcn and
crew fired on them with heavy rifles,
killing twenty out of twenty thrco In-!
dions. Captain AVnrren and one ofliis
men wero severely wounded. Tho In
dians fought obstinately with fire arms.
The deaths in New Orleans last week
number eighty-eight. Tho Bulletin
says thcro is neither yellow fever nor
cholera in New Orleans, and tho pros
pects are that thcro will be no sickness
A dutiful son gave his parent, aged
seventy, a most unlllial beating in Phil
adelphia a few nights ago, and broke
two of his ribs for him,
An Astounding and Confounding
AVo have an enchanted land in Alas
ka. Here Is what a Russian guide told
a California!! who asked nbont a ran go
of mountains near Sitka: "They aro
mighty in size and causo much cold.
AVondcrful things ure told of them.
It is said that in some places thcro are
deep pools and lakes in which dwell
monsters serpents ns long aR a fir tree,
which, when they aro in tho open sea,
would commit mighty damage. Ono
thing which the Indians tell us for cer
tainthat yonder, far away to the
north, in the heart of these hills, there
is a wonderful valley, so narrow that
only at midday is the faco of the sun
to be seen. That valley lay undiscov
ered and unknown for thousands of
t ears ; no persons dreamed of Its exis
tence ; but at last, a long timo ago, two
Indian hunters entered it by chance,
and then what do you think they found P
J hey found a small tribo of unknown
people, speaking nn unknown tongue,
who had lived Micro since tho creation
of tho world, ond without knowing
that other beings existed.
Tho Sting of the Locust.
There is a difference of opinion among
men who profess fo be familiar with the
cicada-us to whether t heir sting is pois
onous. From the following article pub
lished in the Reading Daily Dispatch, it
would appear that the Bting of this in
sect is poisonous :
On last. Wednesday. Miss Elizabeth
Gambler, residing near the Temple Sta
tion, on tho Pennsylvania railroad.
caught a locust the first she had seen
and was exhibiting it to her mother.
when it stung her in the hand. Tho
sting caused her much pain, mid its poi
sonous effects ran through her whole
system, from the effects of which sho
died on Saturday evening. Miss Gam-
dor was a very amiable young lady of
eighteen years of ugc."
The same paper from which the above
is copied contains tho following :
Mrs. Ream, wife of Frederick Ream.
residing on AVushington street, was yes
terday stung in the back of the neck' by
a locust. The wound immediately com
menced swelling, and fears were' enter
tained for Mr. R's life. The following
remedies were applied, and she is now
out of danger. A young chicken wa
killed and gutted, and the flesh applied
to the wound. In about an hour tho
poison was absorbed by the ilesh of t he
chicken, which presented a greenish up
pcarauce. Nineteen Negroes Drowned.
The Savannah Kews contains nn ac
count of the drowning of nineteen ne
On Sunday last a party of twenty-five
negroes, tunny of them under the influ
ence of liquor, started from Burgess'
Mill, on the Saltilla River, in a small
sail-boat, to atlond a meeting at. Jell'er
sonton. On the, way, the boat, through
the mismanagement of those who wero
sailing it, capsized, and nineteen of tho
party were drowned. The others saved
themselves by clinging to the boat un
til help arrived. Of those drowned
eleven were men, the rest women mid
hihlren. Every thing was done to re
cover the bodies, and up to two o clock
Wedliosihi v afternoon eleven hoilinu liml
Dear old Mrs. Partington.
"Have you anv lubricating drops for
a bronchial deficiency,"- said Mrs. Par
tington to Dr. Ipecac yesterday. " U
your cold deep-seated? askod the Doc
tor blandly. " 1 don't know how deep
it is," with a bark like an Esquimaux
dog, "but. its loud enough. What a
tune tor colds this is, to bo sure; 1 de
clare I am completely exaggerated with
my cough." " You "need un expecto
rant," snid the Doctor. "I expect so,"
replied she, " but, whether it will do
any good or not, must depend upon
how it infects me, but I will take u box
of atrocious lozengers anyhow, which I
have heard spoken of as mellifluous."
Ike spent his time in playing with the
dumb bells, and the old lady asked tho
Doctor to excuse the liberality he took,
because tho boy was given to jhnclas
tics. Tho Lumbermen.
Tho Duhuquo Times of a late date,
gives an account of a murderous riot at
the little town of Alma, on tho Upper
Mississippi. It appears that a party of
lumbermen, on their way dowu tho
river, stopped at Ahum, and, being re
fused whisky at tho stores, set them
selves about "cleaning out" tho town,
plundering houses, etc. The sheriff and
his deputy attempted to arrest the des
peradoes, and both wcro shot dead.
The citizens, mostly Germans, thereup
on armed themselves, and after a vigor
ous light, drove the murderers from tho
Place, full particulars of the affair
havo not been received, but it is sup
posed mat several of tho lumbermcu
Tho editor of the Cerro Gordo (Iowa)
Republican lias " taken in" one of tho
offico boys as a partner, and assigns as
a reason that " Stepflen has been to
work for us all tho year, and wants his
pay, and wo thought, after ho had been
proprietor a short time, ho would un
derstand that paying help was not so
Two huudrud men havo been thrown
out of employment by tho destruction
of tho Pottstown (Pennsylvania) nail
works, which occurred by lire last Saturday.