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The Somerset Herald.
EDWARD 8CTLL, EUitor and Proprietor.
JIOX. JOHN CESSNA, of Beofonl.
FOB ASSOCIATE fl'DOM :
WILLIAM COLLINS, of Somerset.
SAMUEL 8NYPER, of Somerset Ti'.
RKPUBLICAS COUBTY TICKET.
S. I". TRENT, of Somerset.
r 8H tin ff :
JOHN J. SPAXfiLER, of Somerset TVp.
FOB K&11STKB ab R ounEK :
A. A. STt'TZMAN, of Sloiiycreek TV
FOB TBKABVBKB :
JOHN II. WEIMEE, of Somerset.
ADAM S. SUAFFEK, of Jcnnur Twp.
JOSEI'H HOKNER. of Somerset Twp.
fob poor BorBK diekctob:
DANIEL KIMMEL, of Somerset Twp.
JOHN I. KHOAPS, of Somerset Twp.
ISRAEL EMERICK, of Southampton Twp.
The President's physicians are
greatly encouraged with Ins progress
towards recovery, and although they
cannot yet say that he is out of dan
ger they express the belief that from
this time forward his recovery will
be steady and rapid. The improve
ment in his condition fur the last
five days has been marked.
On Sunday Secretary Maine tel
egraphed Mr. Lowell, our Minister
at London :
.The President is steadily improv
ing, and I shall, henceforth, omit
my dairy telegram. Not hearing
from me, you may infer that all
They are carrying passengers from
Boston to Chicago for all owing
to the war now raging among' the
railroad trunk lines.
Montpfxlieh, the former home
and the burial place of President Mad
ison, was sold last week to a Rich
mond hotel keejicr, for the sum of
Thf. nominee of the Temperance
party in Ohio, for Attorney General,
declines the honor because he in
tends to vote the Republican ticket
The Governor o f Missouri has of
fered a reward of $50,000 for the
capture of the outlaws who lately
killed the conductor and robbed the
railroad train at Winston, in that
General Raum, Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, has offered a re
ward of $309 for the capture of Mc
Dow, the ring-leader of the moon
shiners who murdered Deputy Col
lector Drayton, near Columbia, S. C.
The discovery that a dozen infer
nal machines loaded with dynamite
were shipped from this country and
landed at Liverpool, has raised a
row in Great Britain. Who or what
they were intended to blow up is
not known. Secretary Windom is
trying hard to discover who shipped
X ath ax Clifford, one of the Jus
tices of the Supreme Court of the
United States, died at Cornish, Me.,
on Monday last, in the 70th year of
his age. Judge C. was appointed
by President Buchanan in lS58,and
as he had been a hopeless invalid
for the last three years, his demise
was not unexpected. His death
creates a vacancy to be filled by an
other Ohio man, unless a new leaf is
turned over in Presidential appoint
ments. There were four hundred and
thirty-seven iron furnaces in blast
in the United States on the ISth
inst, nearly double as many as were
in operation in 1877. The demand
for iron is steadily on the increase,
and will, if not interrupted, necessi-;
tate the resumption of at least two
hundred more furnaces leforc the
year is out It is now understood
that the consumption of iron in
making steel rails will be double
that of 1SS0 during 1SS1. Tele
graph. There are many signs that the
attempt of eorne of the more fanati
cal of the temperance people in Ohio
to run a separate State ticket will
not be successful enough to endanger
Governor Foster's re-election. Many
prominent members of the party
have already come forward and de
clared that they consider a separate
ticket this year unwise and calculat
el to injure the cause. Others say
the Temperance Convention did not
fairly represent the party, but was
controlled by personal enemies of
Governor Foster. In fact, there
seem to be a good many people in
Ohio who are temperance men in
the same sense that Oliver Johnson
said he was a Spiritualist When
he appeared on the witness-stand in
the Beecher-Tilton trial he was ask
ed if he were a Spiritualist "I am,"
was the answer, "but I am not &
d J fool." Tribune.
It is announced that Senator
George V. Lawrence, of Washington
county, lias written Coi. Quay, de
claring to be a candidate for State
Treasurer. The foxy old Senator
knows discretion to be the better
part of valor.
It is now the duty of every Re
publican in the county to work for
the success of his party by the elec
tion of its entire ticket. The only
! hone of the Democracy is through
j the disruption or lukewarmness of
the Uepuoncan party.
Col. Jons C. Birch, Secretary of
the U. S. Senate, died suddenly last
week of heart disease. This will
possibly lead to further complica
tions in the Senate, when that body
meets la December and attempts to
elect his successor. As the Senate
now stand, a Republican can be
chosen by the Vice President s "cast
Tub X. Y. Tribune is laboring
zealously in the cause of concilia
tion and unity by keeping up its Are
on ex-Senator Conkjing. If Mr.
Conkling is as irretrievably dead as
it would have its readers believe, it
is a very small and nasty business
to be kicking a corpse. If ho still
lives (politically) it is very assininc
to chafe him into active hostility.
None know better than does the
Tribune, that the State cannot be car
ried by the Republicans, except by a
thoroughly united party.
In the Mandamus case against the
State Treasurer, to compel the pay
ment to the members of the Legisla
ture of $500 each, over and above
the $1,000 paid thci -t the close of
the session, Judge Pearson iast week
filed his opinion. The learned Judge
holds that the Act of May 1S74, ah
lowing the extra $500 is unconstitu
tional and rule that the Treasurer
shall not pay it. Of course this is
not the end of the case, as it will be
carried up to the Supreme Court;
but so clear and strong is the reason
ing of Judge Pearson, and his decis
ion is apparently in such strict con
formity with the provisions of tho
Constitution that there is but little
doubt he will be sustained by the
Court of last resort. If so the result
will be eminently satisfactory to the
The Philadelphia Press is whiling
away its mid-summer leisure oy
lashing the officials of the Legisla
ture for extravagance nay, bold
theft in the matter of furnishing
supplies for our law makers. Ac
cording to its showing, a little whole
some imprisonment should be meted
out to the purchasing agents and
contractors. It is an oft-told, and
probably, o'er-true tale, that neds
an investigation bv the courts. If
the Press has the facts, as it alleges,
let it lay them before the District
Attorney of Dauphin county, and
action must follow. It has had the
advantage of the sensation, now let
the tax-payers reap the benefit of its
disclosures, before a court and jury.
The Press can do the State a service
if it will. It can either commit the
rogues, or relieve the Commonwealth
from the stain its charges have affix
ed uoon it Let us have action
Ix an article treating on the defeat
of Roscoe Conkling, the Philadelphia
North American utters the following
words of wisdom, which it would be
well for the voters of the country to
lay to heart, and when occasion of
fers, to act upon :
"The poorest stick of the age, or
indeed of any age, is the man who
can make a speech and nothing else.
This is an age when work is to be
done. In this country we have been
talked to death. Became a man can
blab acceptably we send him to
Congress. In nine cases out of ten,
when he gets there he finds his place
taken by other men who can make
more noise. The Senate never held
a more efficient man of affairs than
William P. Fessenden. But Mr.
Fesscnden was not showy, and his
seeches wcie about fifteen minutes
long. It was only when one sat
down and read his short Fjieeches
that the greatness of the man be
came apparent With him there
was nothing for show and everything
for service. As an ex pediter of pub
lic business he was worth a regiment
ofSumners. For Mr. Sumner was
intolerant of business men and inca
pable of business methods. It is
not the man who talks, but the man
who acts in legislative bodies, who
impresses himself upon his age. He
may not win so much applause in
his lifetime, but he will be known as
a maker of precedents, and he will
live longer in those precedents than
any orator can live in his phrases."
A ten-mile horse race between
Miss M. Pinneo, of Greeley, Col., and
Miss Curtis, of Topeka, Kan., came
off last week at Leadville. Miss
Pinneo won the race in twenty-six
minutes. Her competitor dis
mounted and fainted on the eighth
It must be said of Roscoe Conk
ling. and it deserves to be said, that
he goes out of office with clean
hands. There is no dirty money in
his pockets. In this time of venali
ty such an honorable example
should not be lost sight oi Inter
Ocean. Our esteemed Republican con
temporaries, having gotten Mr.
Conkling down, are jumping on
him in the sacred instincts of har
mony. Their idea of peace in the
party is strikingly like that of the
good old time-worn Spanish Mar
shal, who, being urged on his death
bed to forgive and pray for his ene
mies, replied that he had no enemies
to forgive he had shot them all.
X. Y. Graphic.
TnE pr&'cnt Democratic Treasurer
of Stoxk county, Ohio, is a defaulter
to a large amount His predecessor
is in theuite Penitentiary for rob
bing the county of about $50,(X10.
The Democrats of Stark county must
feel rather discouraged at their ef
forts to find an honest man.
A fool at Steubenville, Ohio,
made a wager that he could crawl
through a drain 500 fed long. After
seeing him enter the spectators wait
ed a couple of hours to see him
come out Then they commenced
to dig for him. After digging up
300 feet of the drain he was found
almost dead. He should go to Lou
isville and marry the woman who
attempted to Jress a chicken by sat
urating tho feathers with kerosene
oil and setting them on fire.
The Tribune says the death of the
President now would not make so
much difference as it would three
weeks ago, for the public has come
to know tho Vice President better.
Vet General Arthur 1 tho same man
now he wag threo weeks ago. The
Inference to be drawn from what the
Tribune says, therefore, Is that the
incendiary course and narrow jarti
sanship of such sheets as the Tribune,
might have caused trouble, if the
President had been shot dead by his
assassin. Ar. 1". Com. Ad.
A Moxtaxa paper says : " A few
days since a loud noise was heard in
the mountains on the west side of
the Bitter Root, the report resem
bling the firing of cannon and rever
berations. The noise was caused by
the falling of a high peak on one of
the mountains about opposite Cor
vallis, and was 60 loud, that it was
distinctly heard at Eight-Mile, below
Stevensville. Probably thousands
of tons of rock, the foundations of
which had been crumbling for ages,
came down in the grand, crash."
Is Tioga county objection was
made to tho issue of a commission
to Mr. Cass, tho Superintendent of
Schools elected by the School Direc
tors' Convention, upon, the ground
that he had bought the votea of Di
rectors. The State Superintendent,
Prof. Higbee, after investigation, has
issued the commission. He says,
in his report on the subject, that no
testimony was offered justifying him
in withholding it, though ho con
demns severely tho practice which
was shown to have grown up of the
Suprintendent-elect paying the ex
penses of the Directors incurred by
their attendance at the convention.
The Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution
Bays: "Hundreds of families have
been broken up, and many innocent
women and joung girls have been
hurried off to Utah to be ' sealed ' to
some lecherous ' saint ' in tlie great
temple dedicated to lust and concu?
binage. And yet the General Gov
ernment permits the villiany to go
on. It imprisons men in every
State for bigamy, and punishes se
verely the nameless crimes it li
mits in Utah. It throws open the
doors of the Capitol and permits a
noted bigamist to hold a seat in
Congress, and not an honorable
member is possessed with enough
courage to kick him out and down
the steps, or to attempt the enact
ment of a law which will prevent
such a disgrace and crime.
Now that Mr. Conkling has been
beaten, his opponents will be wise if
they put an end to the abuse that
has been showered on him for the
past two months. Nothing can be
made by it much may be lost
The Republicans of New York are
not so numerous that a following
such as Mr. Conkling has may be
defied and insulted. They have
been beaten, but they don't propose
to be kicked. If any attempt in
that line is made there will be trou
ble, in which somebody besides the
Stalwarts will get hurt They fought
for what they believed was right
They supported a leader whose loy
alty has never been questioned, and I
whose reputation has not a stain,
though he lived in an era of corrup
tion. Thev expect fair treatment
ana propose to get it. ihey are
more loyal to the principles of Re
publicanism than most of the lead
ing men opposed to them. X. Y.
OUIl CANDIDATE FOIl JUDGE.
The nomination of Hon. John
Cessna for President Judge in this
District, continues to call forth com
mendation in all parts of the State
Below we give additional favorable
notices from our cortemporaries of
the press :
Hox. John Cessna has been nomi
nated for president judge by the Re
publicans ol his district Bedford
and Somerset counties and we pre
sume he will be elected, as the ma
jority in the district is large and
with a proper candidate,, safe. Mr.
Cessna is a good lawyer, and has
had great public experience, Vil
Hon. John Cessna has been nom
mated for President udge in the
Bedford-Somereet district his oppo
nent being Representative Colborn,
ol fcomerset Cessna is a clear-head
ed lawyer, a man of sterling integri-
ty, ana win acquit mm sen witn Hon
or to himself and satisfaction to the
people on the bench. Brookrille Re
publican. Hon. Jonx Cessna, of Bedford,
has been nominated lor President
Judge, of the district composed of
ieuiord ana omerset counties. Mr.
Cessna is one of the ablest lawyers
in Pennsylvania, and will make an
upright and impartial Judge, who
will be an honor to the district He
will be elected, we believe, bv a tri
umphant majority. HoUidaysburg
At an adjourned meeting of the
conferees of the X Vlth Judicial Dis
trict, held at Somerset, on Monday
a week, Hon. John Cessna was
unanimously nominated as the Re-
Jublican candidate for President
udge. We are pleased to announce
Mr. Cessna's success before tlie con-
ference, and it will afford us much
greater pleasure to chronicle hifi
election in November; His comirt
iior ha not yet been named, but it
tnntU-s not who in pitted against
hiin. JuKon Hrpublinin.
The Hod. John Cessna has been
nominated for President Judge in
the district composed of the coun
ties of Somerset and Bedford. Tlie
Judicial Conference was in session
for neai ly a week, the Somerset con
ferees supporting the Hon. A. J.
Colborn, at present a member of the
legislature, but the nomination of
Mr. Cessna was finally made by a
unanimous vote. There can scarce
ly be a doubt of his election, nor is
their any doubt of his ability to fill
the position. Chambersbury Reposi
tory. Gaiteau's 1'rUon Ijf
Washington, July 27. The Star
to-day publishes an interview with
General Crocker, Warden of the iail.
about Guiteau, Crocker said, speak
ing of Guiteau ; "Therehas leen no
event in his lifo during the past
week that is worthy of mention.
He cats, sleeps and walks just like
any other person. No one has
oomo to see him from the day he
was brought here ; no one has man
ifested any friendly interest in him.
He don't setni to have any friends.
His brother in law was here, but he
did not appear to take any specisd
interest in him. There was no ani
mosity shown, however. If his
mother or brother or any of his
friends came to sea him. I would let
them see him, just as I would do in
the caso of any other prisoner. The
only people who have been hero to
see him are those who come out of
mere curiosity. Guiteau is as quiet
as any person. I to seems to have
made up his mind to patiently await
the result He has not asked for a
lawyer. He has not asked to see
anyone. I asked him if he wanted
a lawyer. He said no, not at pres
ent He claims to be a lawyer him
self. He knows enough not to talk.
He is sane enough for that He
hasnH even expressed a desire to
talk with anyone except Mr, Bailey,
the stenographer, who has been
taking his statements. Ho has
sometimes asked to have him come.
There is no sue; thing as solitary
confinement in this jail. There is
scperato confinement Guiteau can
hear- other prisoners talk and can
talk with them though he is sepa
rated from them. The guards tilk
to him on subjects connected with
his prison life, but not about the
President Nobody here wants to
talk with him about his crime. I
don't think ho has any knowledge
ot the President's condition. He
reads a great deal."
"Does he get the newspapers ?'"
'He has no newspapers. lie
reads mostly the bible and serious
"There's nothing peculiar about
"No; I take no stock in hw in
sanity. There has been nothing in
his actions here to indicate it any
more than in the conduct of other
criminals.' I do not think that he
is a man of strong moral conviction.
General Crocker said Guiteau
reads the Constitution of the United
States and the Bible more than
any other books. Resides these he
had read threo books belonging to
the jail library, two navels and one
entitled "Nine Years Among the
Convicts, or Prison Reminiscences,"
by Ileazer Smith. No letters tome
to the jail for Guiteau.
A Mon union t to CoJiIWleriUc Dead.
CuLPErPER, Va., July 21. Not
withstanding the rainfall during the
entire forenoon, the unveiling of tlie
monument today to the Confeder
ate dead drew an immense crowd of
people, variously estimated at from
six to eight thousand persons. The
procession formed at 12 o'clock in
front of the armory, headed by the
Culpepper Minute Jlcnjiolloweu by
the visiting military companies
from Alexandria, Warrenton and
Charlottsville, veterans of the late
war, and Masonic and Good Tem
plar lodges. The procession was a
mile long, and extended from the
town to the Citizen's Cemetery,
where the ceremonies took place un
der the auspices of the Masonic Fra
ternity. Addresses were made by
G. F. Fitzlec, ex-Governor Kemper,
the Hon. John Goode and General
Walker. The speakers were intro
duced by General James Field. Af
ter the ceremonies were over the
procession returned to town, where
a dinner was handsomely served by
the ladies. Everything pasned, off
' Secretary of the Senate DeaL
Washington, July 2S. Col. John,
C. Rurch, Secretary of the United
States Senate, died at his residence
in this city, to-day from organic di
sease of the heart
NAsnviLLE, July 28. News of
the death at Washington to-day
of Colonel John C. Eurch, Secretary
of the United States Senate, produc
ed a painful shock in this communi
ty, so sudden and fatal a termina
tion of his illness not being anticipa
ted. The diceased was long identi
fied with the journalism of this city,
and was President of the American
Publishing Company at the time of
his deathj and a large stockholder in
the American newspaper. Members
of tlie city press held a meeting and
adopted appropriate resolutions.
The City Council in session to-night
also adopted resolutions of respect
The remains will be brought here
for interment, arriving Sunday morn
ing. A Horrible Murder.
Carbonpalk, Pa., July 25. Evan
Reese, 18 years of age, went up to
the topmost portion of the new
breaker of the Rutler Colliery Com
pany in this city to-day, and was
standing on the upper screening
wheel, when a companion named
Lowery arrived. The latter told
Reese to come down or he would
pull out the iron bolt holding the
screen wheel, which makes thirty
revolutions a minute when in mo
tion. Reese refused to come down,
and tlie bolt was thereupon with
drawn, and the screen turned so rap
idly that it threw Reese fifty feet
He struck head first upon a large
rock below, and his brains were
knocked out and hi3 whole body
Lonpox, July 28. A dispatch
from Alexandria, Egypt announces
that the French Catholic Bishop of
JNassau and lour missionaries, on a
tour of inspection of the missionary
stations of Abyssinia, were captured
by the natives, who pillaged and
burned a mission house, robbed the
prisoners of their clothes and sent
them into the interior.
A ItCXT AFTER OUTLAWS.
St. Pail, July 25. Gov. Smith,
of Wisconsin, has ordered out the
Ludington G tiards to assist the posc
of iftO men who are now hunting
down the Williams brothers, who
murdered the Coleman brother;? at
Durand recently. li U likely that
the twobatalliotir. of Nr. ,k ial Guards
now on duty at ii.n. CL.ire in sup
pressing afitrikool ,00) lumber
men will be ordered on to partici
pate in the hunt when they ran bo
spared at that point. The murder
ers are as desperate and dangerous
as the Youngers or the James
brothers, and are intrenched in the
Eau Galle woods, a dense forest of
pine, interspersed with limestone
formations, full of caves and tamar
ack swamps. Lon, one of the Wil
liamscs, was married to an estimable
Christian lady of that vicinity, and
had been leading a respectable life
for some time when his brotherly
love overcame his love for family
and scruples for law, and he became
outlawed in befriending his brother.
ht is just out of Joiliet prison, in
Illinois. Whik he was absent on
this mission bis wile died in child
birth, and ho- did not dare even to
attend her funeral.
Shortly after her death he and
his brother came to Wisconsin and
terrorised the country until the Cole
man brothers met them in aside
stoet in the suburbs ofi durand and
attempted their arrest. No sooner
were the desperadoes challenged
than the shooting commenced. Sev
en or eiiiht shots were fired from
Winchester rifles by the desperadoes
in quick succession and several shots
from the revolvers of the officers,
both of whom were killed and one
of the Williamses was wounded.
Nobody else witnessed the encoun
ter but a little boy, who gave the
alarm. The country was aroused,
and from two to three hundred
men have been hunting the fugi
tives ever since. They have taken
refuge in the woods and every effort
to dislodge tlicm has been foiled.
The neighborhood is friendly to
them and a band of fugitives from
justice have made common cause
with them against the officers.
There are three camps now estab
lished in the woods and the place
is completely invested. Scouts are
out day and night after the fugitives I
and raid every placo where the baaI
is seen or traced. An Indian saout
from the extreme Northwest, lias
been employed to trail them, and ef
forts have been made to. secure
bloodhounds to put on tiieiir track,
but they have not yet arrived.
In the party hunting down the
murderers are two brothers f the
murdered oflicj. who aro track
shots and bravo tuta,. Seventeen
hundred dollars wwar 2 are offered
for the murderers, all of which, by
agreement, is to go to the wifo of the
elder Coleman and tho affianced of
the younger one. The hunt is the
most exciting one in the history of
the Northwest since the Youngers
were run down after the Northfield
Bank robbery. The woods are the
wildest and most rugged within
4X miles of this city, and every cave
and swamp is known to the murder
ers and their allies. One of these
fellows, fugitive with the Wiliams,
has a horseshoe brand on his head,
the indelible stamp of some West
ern vigilance committee. Some of
these have been living in these wilds
for four years. When the military
shall join in the hunt, which will be
tomorrow, the forests will be in a
state of siege, and scoutinsr parties
will scour them in every direction,
with decisive results, it is believed. '
Whites the Mail Kokber.
Washington, July 30. Chief In
spector Parker of the Post Office De
partment has received information
of the arrest in Colorado of Ham
White, a noted mail robber and
desperado, formerly of Texas
White was convicted in April, lH,
in Texas of highway robbery oXfelve
United States Mails and sentcaced
to imprisonment for life at Monnds
ville, W. Va. Ho was daring
highwayman, whom it was known
had murdered a-nurabti of men.
The President was induced to par
don White last spring. This, it is
thought, was done without a full
knowledge of White's crime.
Immediately upon receiving his
pardon he re-entered upon his ca
reer as highwayman ; organized his
gang and robbed stages in Texas,
Arkansas, New Mexico and Colora
do. He will be brought to trial at
once in Colorado. Warrants have
been procured for his arrest and
trial in Arkansas and Texas to le
used in case the Colorado prosecu
tion fails to convict
lVnnsj Ivnl FrulUIiitinniNts
Altoona, Penn., July 28. The
Sate Convention of tho Prohibition
Reform party met here to-day, del
egates to the number of forty-five,
representing twenty-two counties,
being in attendance. James M.
Wilson, of Mercer County, was nom
inated for State Treasurer. The
platform denounces the refusal of
the State Senate to allow the people
to decide the question of prohibi
tion; affirms that the only effective
means of prohibiting the liquor traf
fic is by separate party organization;
that all Christian features of the
Government should be sacred V
maintaineu; conuemns me poncy- oi
raising revenue by the crimes of the
people and at the price of blood;
that in no case will candidates affil
iating with the license system be
supported; favors Civil , Service re
form and a protective tariff; opposes
the selling of convict labor, polyga
my and monopolies, and closes by
favoring compulsory education.
Confession ot A Murderess
Bippeforp, Me., July 30.-Sarah F.
Whitten, aged 21 years, was brought
here to-day for trial on charge of
having murdered her child, aged
three weeks, several weeks ago. The
body of the infant was found in the
Monsam River at Kennbunk or. the
19th instant The tongue had been
cut out The prisoner was arrested
yesterday by Deputy Sheriff D. S.
Bullock near Rochester, N. H. She
states that Richard D. Day, of Alfred,
is the father of the child; that he
met her at Kennebunk and and ad
vised her to kill it She then took
the child to the fiver, killed it with
chloroform, and then threw it into
A Clergyman's Confession.
Providence, R. I., July 28. The
Rev. W. F. Witchen, pastor of the
Matthewson Street Methodist church,
has been charged with purloining
rare books from the various public
libraries. He called the board of
his church together last evening,
confessed himself guilty of grievous
sin, expressed the deepest contrition
therefor, and announced his inten
tion to retire from the ministry and
A Bdly-Trcnt-d Woman.
RtniMoxn, Va., July SO. The
cruel betrayal of an estimable and
highly connected young lady of this
city by a man who utun ied fur sole
ly as a cloak for the perpetration of
the crime of forgery m a story more
remarkable than fiction, an I its an
nouncement creates intense feeling
in this eomuiiinity. During the
early part of this month the young
lady in question, whose widowed
mother keeps a boarding house ami
is extremely poor, and who was in
search of some honorable employ
ment, chanced to read in the Hart
ford (Conn.) Churchman an adver
tisement for a governess to take
charge of a young child of a widow
er. She at once applied by letter
for the position, at the same time
forwarding handsome letters of rec
ommendation of an eminent judgo
and a distinquished Episcopal di
vine of this city. In answer to the
application the advertiser came in
person to Richmond, and represent
ed himself as Mr. Thomas Marvin, a
wealthy widower of the West He
said he was so much pleased with
the beautiful character given of tho
young lady that he had come on at
once to secure her services. He re
mained here a few days, and tlie re
sult of his visit was that, instead of
a governess he secured a bride, upon
whom, before their marriage, he
"settled" $,000, the contract being
drawn up by the judge, wL had in
part been the cause of bringing the
parties together. Martin' fine per
sonal appearance and plasiblc
manner, together with the high
character of the letters of credit and
the introduction which he presented
upon his arrival here, established
the utmost confidence in him, so
much so that, besides imposing up
on all of the young lady's relatives
and friends, lie succeeded without
any trouble in negotiating, at the
First National Bank of Richmond,
a draft on Chicago for SS00. The
parties were married last week, and
left for an extended tour. The re
turn of iJbe draft to the bank, with
the statement that it and the letter,
were base forgeries, first revealed the
true tharactcr of the impostor. De
tectives were immediately put upon
his. track by the officials of the bank.
The first intelligence received from
Hie bridal party was contained in a
ram lrom the unfortunate ladv.
dated Albion, N. Y., July 22d, in
quiring into the truth ot a report in
the papers there that a fatal accident
had befallen her mother. From this
it would appear that Marvin had
concocted and had published the
story of the accident in the hope that
his wifo would icimediateiy return
home, and thus give him the op
portunity to desert her. Friends
from Richmond went to Albion to
the relief of the young lady, and she
is now on her way home." Nothing
has yet been heard from the detect
ives who were sent afWr Marvin,
who is believed to have made his es
cape into Canada.
Firebugs At tempt to lrxtroy a Town.
Trenton, N. J., JuTy 2S. At an
early hour yesterday morning a
seemingly systematic attempt was
made to burn the smalltown of New
Hope, Pa., aboa- 12 miles from this
city. In three o lour different parts
of the town fraro buildings were ig
nited, and siuii. t meously it ap
pears, the newjwpej- factory, just on
the outskirts, was u.s- set on fire
and would probably have lxn de
stroyed but for the "exertions of the
employees and the New Hojie fire
men, wha confined the flames to the
annex building. This latter, which
was a frame structure, was consum
ed, causing a loss of about $-1,000,
whici is covered by insurance. Tho
dajsjnge done elsewhere in the town
CKsbrr.ced the destruction of tiiree
Votes and a large quantity of lum
ier. As it is fully believed that the
JfLres were of incendiary origin a re
ward ot S.jUOhas been offered lor the
arrest of the perpetrators.
Httieido ol it IJoy
Lancaster, July 2S. Tin: vicini
ty of Barcville, West Earl Town
ship, this county, was thrown into
excitement this morning by the dis
covery that a 12-year-old son of
Samuel M. Good, a tenant farmer,
had hanged himself in his father's
barn. The lad was subject to epi
lepsy, and, like nearly all victims of
this disease, was given to despond
ency. A Deputy Coroner held an in
quest and a verdict was rendered in
accordance with the alnve facts. The
father of the lad is well know, hav
ing been a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for Prison-keeper
ot this county.
A Horrid Murder.
Fogki.svii.le, Lehigh County, July
29. A terrible tragedy occurred
here to-day. Charles Singer, an old
man living alone near this place,
was found inadyingcondition, hav
ing been beaten with a club by a
party of three men, supposed to
have been masked burglars. The
old man was just able to hold up
three fingers in answer to a question
as to how Many had attac ked him.
He died without being able to give
further information. His house had
bee! ransacked and robbed. No
av4&-s have been made.
La Cuossk, Wis., July 25. The
storm on Wednesday night did
great damage, antl principally in
Coon Valley, twenty miles sout heast
of this place. The house of Hans
Jansen, a Norwegian, was sur
rounded by a torrent, and his wife
and six children, ranging in age
from six to fifteen years were en
gulfed and swept along lifeless with
the waters. The husband, who was
in La Croose, first learned the news
last night, the roads being impassi
ble, and there being no communi
cation by telegraph"
Another Plot Against the Czar.
Berlin, July 27. A letter from
Russia says there have been many
persons arrested and several expul
sions from St. Petersburg in connec
tion with the discovery of another
plot against the life of the Czar. An
ex-Nihilist who had betrayed his
companions had been assassinated
in tlie outskirts of the capital. There
have been six arrests in consequence
An accomplice of Solovieff was also
captured, and there have been
many other arrests.
Fatal Accident. '
Beaver Falls, July 28. A pile
of lumber in Wareham Mitchell's
lumber yard fell this morning. Two
men, named Shafer and McComiick,
of Butler, Pa., were caught under it.
Shafer was so badly injured that he
died in a few minutes. MeCormick
is still living, though his arm is brok
en and he is otherwise injured. He
has a wife and child living in But
ler. Shafer was unmarried.
Kenclinff Money by Mail.
Postmaster General James has, it
ia said, devised plan for sending
r-nia'I cum of money through the
mail at a cheap rate. The device
consists of a card having three col
umns representing dollars, ten and
cent;, and the amount to be drawn
is designated iv punchingout figure.
Two iir-noitiln.il!"iiii will be United,
one for all sum within ?J W. and
the other for all sums within $".
The orders will be payable to lnan-r,
ii in I t he tiostoli1e.fi W ill not be respon-
. f.r iUt.tr a'iti i e iverv anv
ti,.,-, f,.r- friiiivil fnrrenev.
for which they arc a substitute.
The orders will be finely printed on
bank-note paper. The postmaster
will sell the S2 "0 card lor two or
three cents premium, and the $.".
card for four or five cents premium,
and will himself punch out the
amount paid, and the buyer will
ttimnlv enclose the card in bis let
ter, and the
receiver can cash it at
Tl, Tw.Ktmo.eter will
enter the amount on a stub, which
will 1: the only check the depart
ment w need, us the name of send
er nr-d payee are not entered. In
order to prevent the use of the post
al orders as currency they are to le
redeemable only threo month
from the date of issue.
Cmi'AGo, July 2. A dispatch
from the Maple Spring c:pnp, Eii
claire county, Wis., says: New life
has been infused into the pursuit of
the Williams brothers by the arriv
al of eight Indian scouts with thirty
blood-hounds employed oot West
by the United States" Government.
The scout-j are headed by Buffalo
Charlie and Yellowstone Kelley.
With these names tho public were
made familiar during Custer's and
Miles' campaigns in 1S7G and 1-S77.
Buffalo Charlie's parents, brothers
and sister were killed byjthc Indians
over six years ago, since which time
ho has given his whole heart to the
work of tracking redskins and fugi
tives from justice generally. The
trail of the outlaws will be taken up
in tlie vicinity of Doolittle's camp,
and the scouts will go ahead with
the entire pack of bloodhounds,m 'Ic
ing such a hunt a3 was nevtr wit
nessed in the big woods before.
Secretary Windom Threatened.
Washington, July 30. Ex-Treasury
Agent IHssell was at the Treas
ury Department to-day. He saw
Secretary Windom and told him
that the letter which threatened the
Secretiry's life, if Lamphere was not
removed, was not written by him.
He said he would not shout any
man for an office. He also said he
was convinced that the alleged let
ter was gotten up and written inside
the Treasury Department While
liissel was in the Secretary's room
quite a crowd of clerks gathered in
the corridor in that vicinity. When
he came out ho said, "They must
think I am a penny show." The
Secret Servicemen are iofjiuring into
the case and the indications point
to an early arrest of IHssell on a
charge of sending threatening mat
ter through the mails. Rissell was
formerly a special agent ot the de
partment A Mormon Murdered.
Chicago, July 2S. A special to
the Times from San Francisco says:
"New3 has been received here that
Bishop Philip Klingin Smith at oDe
time of high standing and inlluence
in the Mormon Church, and the ex
poser of the Mountain Meadow mas
sacre and a participant therein, is
dead. His body as found in a
prospect hole in Sonora, Mexico,
under circumstances indicating
murder. Bishop t$niith has died as
he expected. A ftor convicting John
D. Ia-o of the Mountain 'Meadow
massacre he said: "I know the
churc h will ki"J re sooner or later.
It is onlv a qucstK4i of time." After
returning from the- trial, by order of
the church hiswi:- left hini, and he
started south and lived in Arizona.
In that Territory two attempts were
made to kill him.
Jleward k'or the liolle!s
St. Ixmis, July 2S. Governor
Crittenden to-day issucxl a procla
mation offering So,0LH reward for
the arrest and conviction of each
person who participated in the re
cent railroad robberies and murders
on the Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific Railroad, .,000 for the ar
rest and delivery to the Sheriff of
Davis county. Ma, of Frank Jones
and Isaac W. Jaines, or either of
them, and a further reward of So,0(K)
for their conviction of murders and
robberies referred to.
Ilo.tHtcd in a Burning Dwelling.
Dktuoit, Mich, July 2G. At
Muir, this state, early yesterday
morning, a small house occupied by
Aloiuo Derrick, his wife and six
children, accidentally took fire, and
was burned to the ground. The
fire originated in an upper cham
ber, where three of the child
ren one a deaf mate aged 11 years
and two other boys, aged respective
ly S and;5 years were sleeping, and
it w:is impossible to rescue them.
They were burned to an indistin
Rkapinc, July 28. Mr. Wm. G.
DeTurk, a salesman of this city, was
out driving this evening with his
wife.son and sister ( Mrs. H .11. 1 loll).
When about two miles fro m the city
their horses became frigh:eiied at a
dog, ran away, and I'rtera.'ly broke
the carriage into splinters. Mr. De
Turk was instantly killed, his wife
was seriously injured, thei r son had
an arm broken and othervise injur
ed, and Mrs. TTnll recpiwpii sevpro
f A Fiendish uid .
Troy, N. Y., July 27. Charles
Parker, a. guide in the Adirondack
at Blue Mountain Lake, w hile guid
ing Mrs. jeorgo Bull Iron i Forked
Lake to Long Xake yesterday, where
she was to be a guest of a .-Senator
Piatt, made a heinous assault upon
her. He r Jmost strangled her and
tore her cl thes intoshreds. All the
guides of th e Adirondack are.hunting
the villi in down. They havuj sworn
vengeance . Mid will have hi a dead
Ttirt Men Murdered.
Minneain )Lis, Minn., July 28. A
special disp atch to the iiven'utg Jour
nal from 1a ke City savs : "A centle-
man just ar. rived from the Eau Gidt
woods gives the information that a
party head, jd by Sheriff Doolittle
came upon the Williams brothers
yesterday, a rere fired upon by the
latter, and t he sheriff' and two others
were killed.. The despcradoej escaped."
Rye, N. Y., July itS.T' iV. iht
trains were in collision oti the Nt-w
York and New li nen division (
.1... V... V..1-L- V..MT Minn
Hartford railroad at tbU piae; this : r.ii!i..,i -(!.
iil'ternoon. Tin tr;iin from X'' !" ft-t t., ',.'.'
lotk was to frwitcn oil sou)',' cars M ( s. ;
a fide tr:iek, when a Kp-ei.-i! l .:'. . t;- :;,
of lhttly-tw.e.irr,;i!l helm,: igi.iiH. d ':i .
its approach from the east. The Li,;;, .
thigntiiii was sent ahead to .Mtiiial j l.r.itK , ,,f
the approaehing train, whieh eonld ! and train
. At i.-
IMit l: J-eell IfOlU liie Sl.l.ioii on at- ..j
, mime cause t tie nagnian
. couin. oi
the great curve, put lor ; ; , ,. o-
aim liit- train which w.us ia u.hc pioyeit )(.:,
t a . I. :.;..,(. i- .
. . . ... i - i. . . . i. . t . . ' '
oasscu mrougn mwi'mi nvwppui i jin. iu
came on at full speed and das tied . accompli
into the standing tram. I lie con- ; and to
ductor of thf-Jspt eial train, Eli Latin, j atit ;-r ra ral
and llcnrv Ilaiiix M, oraiceiuari, con- mainly
versin-' on a Hat car, were thrown
Can-f, OOlll oi which ; fc.UHKO ii,. '
t i.:m...i : !. i . '. il,1i:n. '
stantly and Haliock horribly muti-1
I latcd. James Middy and Edward j
IJilol, engineers 01 uic t-nmai'
and eastward Ixiund trains, were
thrown from their engines. I he
former was severely
A IforriMe AITalr.
New Orleans, July 2a. A spe-i -'Ht u..
rial dispatch from Yazoo City says j jscrti, McDo a.
that information was received there j "(a't" P;l:' unkrK,
today of a horrible affair that oc- j l':irt? turned to s,:'
currednear Sataratia, in which a iUf;l'."-' "'ports thy
white L'irl was outraged and mur- j no dM.niiati'm t,
lered bv a nerrro blacksmith named '-n im.L
Isaac risher. the
he had killed the
... J Cl . , .
her, threw the body into
and then went into a shop near by. j ,H iri-orniatiun. .
after a little while he
uf.i.u'infr in tlif Wil-
was two and a half feet i a l, 'ery t l
deep, whereupon, going down on - 'Sl " ' 01 D
the rope, he drowned her, but was j (kr ot 'M'Uty W.--tiien
unable to get out, and was j -
1 there with the (lead body ol i u,i
his victim. The citizens, who had ! REAjN,; juiv,,f. ,
.assembled, voted on the question of j aedder't i-'''
hanging him, but some circumstances , afterT.oon at Ju; V
in the case caused a majority to ni
vor holding him until after an in
quest had been htl !.
Albany, Julv 27. Some
mcnt prevailed here on a
rumor of an attempt to shoot Gov. Cornell.
It appears that a stranger walked
up tlie stoop of the old Capital
building and was about entering
when Superintendent Hyde, notic
ing the strange appearance of the
man, who was carrying an old gun
on his shoulder, asked him where
he was going, lie replied, "I am
Adjutant General of this State.'
Hyde at once saw the man was
probably crazy, and fearing some
harm to the State officials wa in
tended, asked for the gun. The
stranger declined to give it up, when
a struggle ensued for its possession.
Hyde secured it It was unloaded.
The stranger, who is evidently recov
ering from a spree, gives his name as
Patrick McLane. and claims to lie a
blacksmith of Whitehall.
Capture if a Mail Iioli-r.
St. Ixris, July 20. The Republi
can Denton, Texas, special says:
Deputy U. S. Marshal Givin ha
brought in under arrest Jos. Tyler,
charged with complicity in the
mail robberies committed by the
notorious Sam Boss gang in 1S7S.
He was arrested near Atoka, Indian
Territory. This leaves but three of
the Bass gang at large, Davis who was
in the Union Pacific Railroad rol
bery at Big Springs, Neb., and 'u
now in New Orleans ; Henry Under
wood, the most desperate of the
band, who is running a cattle ranch
in tlie panhandle of Texas, and
Frank Jackson who is now in Ar
kansas. Another vernor in l;niiccr.
Sr. Pail, Minn., July 23. A con
tractor named Goodale was called on
by a citizen yesterday for plans of a
house. Goodale immediately became
violent and said, with a flourish of
firearms, that he could do nothing
until he had first killed Governor
Pillsbury, for whom he had been
lying in wait for several days. This
morning Goodale was taken to an
asylum at St Peter violently insane.
The maniac is a well known artisan
whom the Governor lias befriended
A Terrible (Kt-nrrenco.
Erie, July 20. A horrible affair
occurred in Washington township
on Wednesday. J. Hotchkiss re
cently purchased a huge full-blooded
bull-dog. Having occasion to
visit the barn he was horrified to
find his little niece in the jaws of
the ferocious brute. Its fangs were
gory with the blood of the child,
which it had bv the throat, shaking
it like a rat. f he dog was brained mal t,;J:,w'
with a blow from anaxe and the ! ovcr W) lnsura
child rescued, tearfully disfigured. 1 x vrthi v
Death is hourly expected. i
Shoots a Tramp.
Cincinnati, July 20. A mile
and a half below Greenwood, John
son county, Ind., early Saturday
morninsr, a tramp attempted to en
ter a toll house kept by Mrs. Mol
lie Hunt, a widow. Mrs. Hunt gave
the man all her mone', eight dollars,
through a pane which he broke out
of the door, but he persisted in his
attempt to enter and she shot him
dead. He is known as a tramp pass
ing under the names of John Mil
ler, O'Brien antl Lewis Cook.
Portland, Me., July 27. A whirl
wind passed through Cumberland
Centre and Yarmouth Forside last
night, mowing a path a quarter of a
mile in width through fields, fences
and orchards, destroying crops and
snapping off trees six inches in di
ameter. No buildings were destroy
ed, but many houses had glass shat
tered by the heavy hail which ac
companied it About fifty farmers
lost their crops, valued at from $2U)
to 3-100 each.
Paris, Tknn., July 2S At a pic
nic near here yesterday a man nam
ed Stubblefield and his brother-in-law,
both white, got into a quarrel
with some negroes. Two of the ne
groes seized Stubblefield by the
rrms and held him while a third
blew out his brains. The negroes
Mi'.vcY, Ind., July 28. George
Mackelfresh died Lust night from a
shot inflicted by his sister-in-law.
He had broken "into his divorced
wife's house- and was threatening
her when her sister fired the fatal
shot The Coroner is holding the
di i-r' r
;ovt-r tiir.-.. :.. ..
' li.l ill T.i
the actual crt ',.( '
time to-i:iv. "' 1
and the laU r ! ' !'J, ' 1:1
at (Joluiiihia. t. ('
; imssioni-r Uatim
(revenue Wee u,! 7
latter, thinking i e marha! or ,!.,
irl bv -hoking ! M""w-.
the well, , M'min;.ii.,R.-r
j telegram to D r,ir r
men were iii.-tant;-.-
al injured. The r-
accident are as ,
men are engag;dir.ti.,
the number Win?
19 years, and J.- '
years. A blast bl'C
these two men. with
oover to e-cajj HK -;
A piece of rx-k
pound.-? expl'.xlnl inVC
one of which tn-'-ki'-head,
was struck in tSe&te
about ten miiiut.-i l.
married. A Lu. tr . jj,
BoRI'iEXTirtX. X. J
Walter Harvard. livij;
Hill, while or; his r:r
carri:;t;e late on
was stopped on t:
men at a puce t:Z
Stewart's wood." (
held the hr-e Lv
Harvard was t'.l l
money or he wouil
Harvard had a iarr-: ;
on his person, which L.
to him that evtni:..'. E
his horse into a r:z ;
away from the l.:.L
shots were fired at to. :
passed throu-.'h hiscaiti
vest, but inliicted ro ir
highwaymen have i:.: -as
Carronpale, J'.;!y -I
iest thunder storm oi
over thi city yi
Harry Van Vor-t. a:-
citv, was striu-K k -
instantly killed, her h
knocked in?en.-ihii- at
old man. name nr.ky
dangerous injuries. &
ed in picking w!i.r.l.-y
distance fruia the
dence. Three uth- rs i
hurt by lijhtr.inz. x,L
is reported dead. A p
cupola was torn ir.m ;
shops and uaiu:i;e
vate residences :? r:
large switch board in:
office was almost tV
A IVsfrneritf Fa
Bradford. Pa.. h'.t :
broke out ia Mrs. Wilc.'s
establishment on Wi-L:
Cntt;imnni.. V l-2t
this morning, and
of that, the main strt;
pal business houses w
cluding two drug c
ware stores, grocone. -Tho
Salamanw Fire .
went to the asih-tan-f-.
too late to Jo aiueai.
having devoured ewrc-
their reach. The tufc.
r all ni Mi, j v -
T- r. T.,V ' l
mnrnini' when J"h3 1
teamster, returned t
-o. ".,.-ri..il hvh'J
tlmt Kir mother ha-i !;
l..,.l n-ifil Jno. h
whem M'Mullen baj
The latter beat Pore.
lnnt Lw n ite at ir.tf-
the day. ThisiuorniK
w.i found dead m K"J-
.i.i;n m-intitr. f"'1'
tramp was arrested in.
townsh: by i'o
andtak. r I'dorc
Es(i. Uf'on his
quart of t
ld a iv
amounted to ?
up in little
rags, which were o y
ferent parts .f It i- J
was MHr!y i-huiaii'
yji tut. !".'
...... ...1 i. Lent tn,m 1
t?if shin vard ot
the ship yard of
jouth America. ' ,-
.1 V..tiJ n"1
and several oe! .,,,.vb..:
and a foundry M'y
loss is estimated at
toSbVV'O. I' J"
anee is not knej
tie Low, aged ' '
twelve year-, ,(
road oi -"f - the?"
picking coal in
former was kf?