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VOL. VI.-NO. 51.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1873.
WHOLE NUMBER 337. v
LOVE AND MONEY.
" When love and all the world were young,"
Oh ! golden Age by the poet sung ;
F'r though it exist but on mythic page,
'Tit a fiction nleasant. this crolden acre :
Now love and the world are grown cunning and old,
Ana tne goiaen age is tne age oi goia I
And. oh ! the blue.
That deep, clear blue,
In the eyes of the Cupid whom once we knew
Happy, careless, snuny and true.
Is tinged by the prevalent aureate hue.
There is something wrong with this gossamer wings,
Wnich bang like wretched bedraggled things ;
There rests a cloud on his visage fair,
A golden cloud but gold is care ;
And as for the heart, that symbol old
Of love he carried 'tis turned to gold !
A ring is made, let the fight begin,
Who are the combatants ? Which will win ?
And well-bred speculation is rife
As to the genuiue odds in the strife.
Money-bags verms the lady's pet.
That is the match ; now, who will bet ?
A curious crowd
Is gathered there,
And the champions, too.
An ill-matched pair ;
One all buoyant with hope and youth,
Fondly dreaming that love and truth
Can outweigh half a million ;
The other a strange, mishappen weight,
But looking as if he meant to fight,
Void of each possible manly grace.
With yellow eyes and Jaundiced face,
Like a liveries Indian civilian.
But, oh I for the hopes of the youthful knight
Whom daughters love and duennas slight,
But whose purse has scarcely a stray " bob
Tis weight and substance carry the day,
And naught will avail in the coming fray ;
Or love or beauty, or youth or health.
Tie the longest or odds on the man whose wealth
Is the wealth of a Bengal uabob.
And she, the lovely, expectant fair.
The prize of battle, sits calmly there,
Like the bride of classic story,
What time in famed JEolia's land
There fought, by the river's gold strand,
Gamst the river-god's strength and glory,
Who conquering, won
The Princess Dejanlra.
Tea ; there she sits, the itiaoueianle fair,
With unfluahed browtand with golden hair,
And, as to her whole attire, a
Girl of the period, skilled in the art
Well to dissemble each throb of heart.
A few more rounds and the battle is o'er ;
Money-bag victor would you more ?
And the social critics of the fray
Forejudged aright the fate of the day ;
As for the girl of the period, she
Bows to society's just decree.
Does she see, through a mist of tears.
The buried hopes of her girlish years 7
Or do her eyes grow heavy and dim
The while her heart flies back to Attn f
Murmured sadly her Ups his name?
Bodes her bosom of sin and Bhame?
Trembles her soul, that thought beside
An unloved husband, a venal bride ?
What of it f girls of the period sing,
Mammon is Hymen, and Moneybag king.
ROMANCE IN A NUT-SHELL.
[From Cassell's Magazine.
A. Berton ? Who can she be ? Sure
ly I ought to remember her, since she
seems to recollect me so well ; for it is
an awkward thing, this, to get a letter
from a lady, written in a familiar sort of
way, talking of " old times" and
"years ago," asking my advice, and
wanting me to go and see her, and I
unable to remember.
By the bye, I suppose it is a lady.
Let me look again at the letter ; yes, it
must be. The handwriting is certainly
not a man's, neither is the composition.
Listen to this for instance : "I am
emboldened to write to you on the
strength of old times, and because, if
you are as kind-hearted, generous, and
indulgent as you used to be, you will
readily forgive an old friend, whose
recollections of you are so happy and so
pleasing. Do you remember the time
we spent at that most primitive of all
villages ? how you taught me German ?
Young lady, did I say ? "Well, of course,
it must have been a young lady. I
wonder what she was like tall or Bhort,
dark or fair? What was her name,
too ? She signs herself, "A Berton."
Let me see, what names begin with A
Annie, Arabella, Alice, A vice, Adele
-ah, wait I have some faint notion of
some one, very long ago twenty years,
and perhaps more, and J think she was
called Adele Adele Berton; yes, that
sounds like a name I have heard before.
But where did I see her ? Primitive
village, sea-shore, and I a young fellow
of one or two and twenty? Yes I have
it ; surely I went to Vignelles once,
when it was nothing but a collection of
fisting huts, long before it became a
fashionable watering-place ? Of course
I did, and it was there I saw Adele Ber
ton. How could I bo so stupid as to
forget it ? How could I forget Adele ?
Who was she ? Why, simply the love
liest girl I ever saw. I wonder what
she is like now ? Describe her to you ?
tell you all abopt it ? With pleasure,
as far as I can, only let me collect my
thoughts a little, and think how it all
came about it was so long ago. Yes, I
begin to recollect now ; I dare say it will
come back to me as I tell you. Shall I
Degm at tne beginning 7
It must have been at least twenty
years ago that I received a letter from a
friend, asking me to join him in Al
giers, where he had gone for his health,
and giving mo such a description of the
place as he thought would tickle my
artistic fancy. I did not care much
about going, but 1 wanted a change ;
so I wrote and told him that perhaps I
would come ; and I did actually set out,
and got as far as Calais. There I ran
against an old acquaintance, who per
suaded me to remain a day or two, and
t here, as Calais and Algers were equal
ly indifferent to me, I came to a halt
at the commencement of my journey.
Eventually I might perhaps have gone
on, if I had not taken a long walk to a
charming, unsophisticated little village,
called Vignelles, buried in a valley
close to the sea-shore. Everything was
so picturesque that I immediately .laid
to myself, " This is a thousand times
better than Algiers or Calais, and here
I had been walking nearly all day,
nnd was hot, tired, and dusty, and the
place seemed intensely inviting. As it
was nothing but a cluster of fishing-cottages,
it seemed to offer but small
chance of accommodation ; but luckily I
did succeed in making arrangements for
bed and board in one of them, and the
next week found me quite settled down
as an amateur fisherman in the most
rustic and patriarchal little spot you
I have seldom seen handsomer women
than the fish girls of Vignelles, with
their broad, full chests and muscular
limbs, bright black eyes and thick, way
ward hair, to say nothing of their rich
brown complexions ana glowing cneeKs,
that would have shamed many a young
lady whose hands have never touched
anything rougher than silk, and whose
notion of work is crochet or .Berlin
I had spent two or three weeks at
Vignelle3, and was fast becoming ac
customed to its rough, almost savage
life, when fortunately I made acquaint
ance with a brother artist, who, though
much older than myself, was most sym
pathetic in taste and feeling, and with
whom I quickly became friends. Un
luckily, he did not live in Vignelles, but
about two miles distant, in a solitary
little house on the cliff, commanding,
however, a view of the sea.
It was there I first saw Adele. Sho
was his only child, and the idol of his
heart. I seem to see her now, as I saw
her then for the first time. I thought
her the most beautiful girl upon the
face of the earth. I can't tell you the
color of her hair and eyes, for they were a
mystery to me. I think her eyes must
have been brown, but they often looked
quite black as black as her eyebrows
and eyelashes ; and as for her hair, it
was all shades of gold, red, russet
brown and black. I really do not recol
lect about her features, except that they
were beautiful ; nor how tall she was,
except that I was taller ; nor whether
she was plump or thin, but only that
the was perfect. She was perfect, too,
in disposition, as amiable and unselfish
as she was lovely. She was clever, too,
without being highly accomplished.
She used to sing to us of an evening, in
her sweet girlish voice, quaint old ditties
or simple ballads ; she could draw and
paint, cook a little, row a boat in fact,
do almost anything. She helped her
mother in the house, and yet was her
father's constant companion. She was
always thinking for others never for
herself and was withal as light-hearted
and blithesome as a girl of sixteen or
seventeen ought to be.
She was friends with me at once, and
before many days were over, it seemed
to be a settled thing that the little
house on the cliff was open to me I
was free to come and go as I pleased.
The days glided away very quickly.
Six weeks or two months hod passed,
and at the end of that time I was
obliged to acknowledge to myself that I
had done a very foolish thing. I had
fallen terriblv in love with Adele.
It was a very foolish thing, for I was
poor and entirely r'epen ent on my own
exertions, and at that time my profes
sional talents were by no means appre
ciated. Monsieur Berton was, I knew,
far from rich, and Adele was little more
than a child. Still, the fact remained,
and I was helpless to extricate myself.
The worst of it was that she herself
seemed quite unconscious of it, and by
her very innocence only made matters
worse. .During all this time we nad
grown very intimate, and it seemed
quite natural that we should be together
nearly all day ; neither Monsieur nor
Madame Berton made any objection,
but allowed us to walk and talk as much
as we pleased. I suppose they com
pletely trusted Adele as Adele com
pletely trusted me ; indeed, I very soon
discovered this, partly from her manner,
and nartlv through intuition. She
would talk to me quite openly, and even
conhdingly, asking my advice and opin
ion on various subjects, and she treated
me with familiarity that showed her
unsuspicion by its very openness. Of
course, I treated her in the same way.
I could not do otherwise. To have been
formal or indifferent was impossible ; to
have ventured to make love to her would
have seemed to me like abusing a privi
lege and betraying a trust. I am very
glad now to think that I never allowed
myself to say anything to her that from
our intimacy was not perfectly excusa
In the meantime the days passed on,
and I grew more and more in love with
her. I felt that something ought to
follow. But what ? Of course, the
wisest thing I could have done was to go
immediately away ; but that was far
easier said than done. The fascination
was too strong for me. I could not re
solve to voluntarily say good-by to Adele.
1 seemed to see her sweet face looking
up sorrowfully and pleadingly into
mine, and to near her soft musical
voice, as she begged me to stay, even
for a little longer. " No, no," said I to
myself. 1 can t go at least, not inst
yet." So I stayed on, and put off the
evil day, and gave myself up entirely to
the pleasure of Adele's society. How
long this might have lasted it is impos
cible to say, if suddenly the end had not
This was how it was. One morning
I went as usual to the Berton s. I found
nobody in the garden, so I pushed open
the door of the house and went in. All
was silent, there was no trace of any one.
This was very unusal ; Monsieur Berton
was generally in the garden, and Mad
ame Berton or Adele in the little room
dignified by the name of parlor. I was
puzzled, and was just going to call out
when X remembered a iitue back room
which Madame Berton sometimes used
as a work-room. I looked in, and saw
Adele lying huddled up on the couch,
weeping bitterly. J. sprang forward.
and kneeling by lier, entreated ner to
tell me the cause of her grief. At first
she only shook her head, and continued
to cry ; but after a time she grew calmer,
and tried to speak.
" Tell me what it is." 1 urged ; " per
haps I can help you ; you may trust me,
indeed you may.
i know, J. know, answered she ;
" you are so kind, but in this you can
be no help."
"At least, tell me," repeated I "is
your father or mother ill ? What is it ?"
1 placed myself at ner side on tne
sofa, and stole my arm around her waist.
It was an irresistible impulse, but I am
glad to remember that she did not notice
it, her mind seemed quite absorbed by
her trouble. I could not imagine what
it was, and certainly never suspected that
it would so nearly affe.'t me, so I con
tinued to persuade her to confide in me.
" Do not be afraid, Adele ; if you only
knew how it grieves me to see you bo
unhappy ? Tell me, my " I was go
ing to say something much tenderer,
when she stopped me by putting both
her hands on my shoulders, and said :
"Dear friend, I will tell you, for I
know you will pity and be sorry for me,
as I should be for you if you were in
trouble. My poor Rudolph is very ill,
dying perhaps; he prays to see me, and
we have not got the money to go to him.
He is in Borne, you know, a long way
from here, and it would cost a great
deal of money to get there. We would
sell anything, I would give anything to
go to him. Oh 1 to think he is so far
away, dying even, and L so helpless
here. And I would give the world to
see him, to touch him, to hear his voice,
only once again before he dies. It is
cruel, cruel I shall go mad. Oh, Ru
dolph, my dear, dear love !"
She bursted into a passion of crying,
and starting up, walked up and down
the room, wringing her hands piteously.
I sat stupefied, as if I had been struck
by a blow. This was the end of my
dream ; she had no brother ; this Ru
dolph was welL I had been an idiot.
I don't remember what I said or did
after that, but I believe I muttered some
sympathizing words and then walked
mechanically out of the house, and back
to Vignelles. When I got there I ex
amined my little store of money, and
deducting only what was absolutely
necessary, put the rest in an envelope,
and sent it to Monsieur Berton with a
few lines of regret that I was . suddenly
obliged to return to England, and beg
ging him to accept the money as a loan,
if he would not do so as a gift, in token
of my friendship and sympathy. Then
I went straight away from Vignelles
without leaving any address, and from
that day to this I have heard nothing
more of the Bcrtons. I tried hard to
forget Adele, and after a time I suc
ceeded. Aut I do wonder if she is as charming
now as she was then ; let me see, she
must be how old ? Seventeen and twen
ty make thirty-seven ; and I am forty
two. I suppose that poor fellow Ru
dolph died, or anyhow she could not
have married him, as her name is still
Berton. He might have been her cous
in, you say, or some other relation of
the same name ? Very true ; but if she
is not married, and is as nice as ever,
perhaps well, however, I may as well
go and see her. And I did.
It may interest some people to know
that she is looking over my shoulder as
I write this, and that she thinks no more
need be said on the subject.
Cincinnati Jews talk of taking off
their hats in church hereafter.
There is in Switzerland, on an aver
age, one journal for 6,479 inhabitants.
Pabis has 115.000 paupers, a much
larger number in proportion to its
population than London.
Dbt paint is removed by dipping a
swab with a handle in a strong solution
of oxalic acid. It softens it at once.
It is stated that the use of tar as a
preventive against potato disease is at
tended with the most satisfactory results.
Upward of 8,000,000 copies of the
penny edition of " Pilgrim s Progress"
are said to have been sold by the En
glish Book Society. .
Joaquin Miller rides in Hyde Park,
London, in his Mexican vauquero cos
tume, with white sombrero, covered
with cords and tassels.
The London Times keeps a "libel
suit lawer," and he has carried the paper
through thirteen suits without judg
ment being rendered against it.
A strange and fatal disease has be
come very prevalent in Utah, producing
great consternation. Patients die in a
few hours. The disease resnmbles
The suit of Elizabeth Parker against
the Boston and Albany Railroad Com
pany for personal damages has resulted
in a verdict in favor of tno plaintiff for
The most accurate estimates state
that China possesses coal fields to the
extent of over 400,000 square miles, one
province (Shausi) having no less than
31,000 square miles with veins from 12
to 30 feet in thickness.
The value of the property as
sessed for taxation in England, in 1872,
was nearly 500,000,000. Industrial
incomes had increased from 189,024,-
567 in 1871, to 202,905,367 in 1872, and
other incomes in similar ratio.
Grocers in cities are using postal
cards for a new purpose. They send
ont to their patrons postal cards upon
which orders for goods may be written,
and they will be delivered to order with
out extra cost to the purchasers.
Baltimore is probably the greatest
fruit packing country in the world.
There are millions of dollars invested in
the businesss, and many thousand
bushels of peaches are canned every
year. One firm is said to pack 25,000
cans per day.
Mr. Edward Robinson, who was the
first man to officiate as a railway con
ductor, is now living in Utah. He is
now 66 years old, and at the age of 22
he was the first of the six men selected
to run trains on the Liverpool and Man
chester railway, the first railway ever
The prospects of a large beet-root
vield mav prevent any very extraordi
nary rise in the price of sugar in Europe
in the courso of the present year, but
the article is so cheap that, even in the
midst of a general financial crisis on the
continent, it could hardly be seriously
It is reported that an immense iron
manufacturing firm in England purposes
removing its entire machinery to this
country, and locating its works on the
Delaware, at Philadelphia, the removal
being prompted by the scarcity and con
sequent rise in the price of coal in
Recent geological surveys of the new
Territories of the i?ar west nave re-
vealed the very important fact that the
known coal deposits of the Rocky Moun
tain region extend over an area of up
ward of 250,000 square miles, in strata
varying from five to thirty-five feet in
Stamonvom, known also as Jamestown
(corrupted into jimson) weed, is ad
effective remedy for SDake bites, and will
cure them even some days after they are'
inflicted. The weed should be applied
in the form of a poultice. In the ab
sence of any other remedy, cauterizing
the part with a live coal is good, espe
peciolly for horses and cattle. S'cien
THE FINANCIAL CRASH.
The Situation in New York and the
New Yobk, Sept. 25. The feeling in Wall
street was much quieter to-day. No more
failures have been reported, and it is believed
confidence will soon be restored. There was
less excitement on the street than for any day
for a week. The crowds which have assem
bled in Wall and Broad streets for some days
past wero not visible. A feeling prevailed that
a general suspension of the banks would be
necessary, and a mmor was current that the
Secretary of the Treasury had advised that
course. This rumor, however, was authorita
tively contradicted, the Secretary declining to
advise the banks in any way. It transpired
that the Sub-Treasury in New York had dis
bursed $25,000,000 in greenbacks in the pur
chase of bonds, and that a portion of this had
come out of the so-called reserve of $44,000,
000. At this point the purchase of bonds was
The action of Secretary Richardson in stop
ping the purchase of bonds, and in refusing to
anticipate the 5 per cent, bonds of 1874, due
Jan. 1, was eagerly discussed, and, so far as
could be ascertained, met with but moderate
approval. The Stock Exchange still remains
closed. The views of those prominent in the
dry goods trade are encouraging in the groat
OBt degree. Business is abont as good this
month as it was during the same period last
year, and shows hardly any more of a falling
off than would properly accompany the end of
the season. The produce market remains in a
nominal state. Large amounts of grain have
arrived here which were intended f er ship
ment, and now remains in the warehouses in
consequence of the inability to negotiate
New Yobk, Sept. 26. The general feeling iu
financial circles has decidedly improved. The
day's record closes with some confidence in the
belief that the bottom of the panic has been
reached in this city, and there is a fair prospect
that, when the Stock Exchange opens, there
will be little room left to arrange iu the way of
settlements between brokers, so that there
will be no new failures to announce.
The Loan Committee of the Clearing-House
has issued about $1,500,000 in loan certificates
to-day, making the entire amount issued about
Mercantile paper falling due at the banks ia
being paid with remarkable promptness.
There was an extraordinary excitement in
the gold markets to-day, which at one time
threatened remarkable results. The price
moved up to 114, against 1111, at the opening.
A private telegram from London says
$4,500,000 has just been drawn from the Bank
of England and shipped to New York.
The total liabilities of the Union Trust Com
pany are $6,273,618 ; assets, $7,491,276. The
institution will probably resume in a short
New York, Sept. 29. Wall street is as quiet as
usual, and matters are beginning to assume
their normal condition. The crisis is over,
although the scarcity of currency is seriously
felt, and will be for some time to come.
The feasibility of resuming specie payment
is exciting attention among our leading finan
ciers and business men, and especially those
bankers who iBsue bills of foreign exchange.
An argument heretofore set forth, that to re
sume specie payment would depreciate values,
can hardly be advanced, now that stocks and
securities are fiat.
The suspended firms are rapidly reorganiz
ing, and promise a resumption of business
before the end of the week. Howes fc Macy
have practically resumed already. Clews &
Co. and Fisk & Hatch will resume within a
The following table shows the prices cur
rent for leading stocks on Wednesday, Sept.
17, the day before Jay Cooke fc Co. failed, and
those current on the street to-day
Sept. 17. Sept. 29.
New York Central 100? 86
Lake Snore 91 62
Northwestern 67J4 31
Rock Island 103H 83
Pacific Mail 43 29
St. Paul 45J 27
Western Union 89 65
Wabash 596 41
Union Pacific 2;B 19
Ohio and Mississippi 37 !s 2i
Boston, Sept. 29. The bank presidents of
this city have derided to make only small cur
rency payments, and to issue $10,000,000 of
Philadelphia, Sept. 29. A decidedly better
feeling prevails in financial circles in this city.
Bank officials do not apprehend any further
trouble of much consequence, and things are
going along smoothly.
The members of the firm of Jay Cooke &
Co. express much regret that any creditors
should be influenced by the efforts of specula
tors to buy up claims at heavy discounts, feel
ing confident of their ability, if not needlessly
embarrassed, to meet all their obligations with
a full and satisfactory settlement. It was re
marked by one of the senior partners : " Within
18 months from this time wo will show the
rople what the house of Jay Cooke & Co. is.
would say in six months, if there was a
reasonably decent money market.
Wabhinoton. Sent. 29. The Secretarv of
the Treasury is no longer troubled with tele
grams of inquiry from financial sources. No
excitement whatever exists in that department,
and the Executive Department is equally free
from it, since tne omcial announcement that
the President and Secretary could do nothing
more to relieve the pecuniary embarrassment.
Secretary iuchardson says tne statement of
Jay Cooke A Co. is much better than was ex
pected, and that advices received at the Treas
ury show a decidedly improved condition of
affairs throughout the country.
New Youk. Sept. SO. All advices to-day
touching the financial situation at home and
abroad are of a reassuring character,
Philadelphia. Sept. 30. Financial matters
are becoming quiet again. The failure of the
mercantile firm of Benjamin Bullock's Sons
created a slight ripple. No other failures are
In the West.
Chicago, Sept. 26. The report that the
banks of this city had agreed to close their
places for the present is incorrect, and had its
origin in a sensational article in that sensa
tional sheet, the Chicago Times. The most
the banks did do indeed the only thing they
did at their meeting, was to pass a resolution
recommending and authorizing the banks not
to pay large checks until the present unexam
pled scarcity of curreucy shall have been re
lieved. The New York banks adopted the
same rule several days ago those of Phila
delphia, St. Louis, New Orleans, Baltimore
and Cincinnati have done the same. Indeed,
every bank in the country must, for the pres
ent, govern itself by this rule that is, pay
out currency only when absolutely necessary,
and in limited amounts, or it will be crippled
and pushed to the wall by having its cash re
sources entirely drained out of it.
This precautionary action was not rendered
nocessary by a panic, but in order to prevent a
panic, it is not a confession of niBOlrancy,
but a measure of prudence for the protection
of themselves and the general business of the
community. The Merchants' Exchange au
organization of the heavy mercantile houses
Heartily indorses this action ot tne DanKers.
All the Chicago banks made their clearances,
" high and dry," yesterday. This don't look
Cincinnati. Sent. 25. Matters were in a con
dition on 'Chance to-day to render it difficult
to furnish quotations. There was no panicky
Kansas City, Sept. 25. Cattle receipts.
1,104; shipments, 861. The action of the
banks causes a complete stagnation of busi
ness at the yards, cattle being driven into the
country to feed.
Detroit, Sept. 25. There was quite a flurry
to-day, and considerable run on some of the
banks. F. Lutz fc Co., private bankers, have
St. Lodis, Sept. 2 5. The St. Louis banks
kept ud a bold front until to-day. when the
( news came that the banks of Chicago and
Cincinnati had followed the example of New
York. They at once yielded to the pres
sure. There is no apparent excitement on the
Chicaoo, Sept. 27. Yesterday the financial
tidal wave caused the first real damage in this
city. At 10 o.clock a. m. it was announced
from the Clearing-House that, an account of
the extraordinary situation, no deposits would
for the present be received and no checks
would be paid by the following banks : Union
National Bank, Cook County .National Bank,
Second National Bank, Manufacturers' Na
tional Bank, National Bank of Commerce.
These banks all claim that their suspension is
only temporary, that they have' ample assets
to meet all demands, and that they will re
sume business so soon as they can convert
those assets into curreney. There is a strong
belief that the crisis of the panic has been
reached and passed, and that there will be no
The mercantile classes do not seem to have
been thus far affected, and have been able to
meet all their obligations as they matured.
Deposits are still made in all the banks. That
there has been a withdrawal of currency, for
the purpose of hoarding it in private safes is
obvious ; but if the banks continue to meet
the requirements of their customers a few
days longer, most of this hoarded currency
will come forth. The receipts of currency
here by express are large. The country must
have the broadstuffs and the provisions which
are packed in our warehouses and stock-yards,
and to get them the money must be sent here.
A dispatch from Leavenworth, Kan., an
nounces the temporary suspension of the fol
lowing banks : Frst National, Second National,
Leavenworth Savings, Clark & Co., Newman &
Havens. Good feeling prevails among mer
chants, all seeming to appreciate the situation.
Chicago, Sept. 29. The two most important
developments of Saturday were the suspen
sion of the Third National Bank, and the an
nouncement that the Cook County National,
which closed on Thursday, would resume on
Monday (to-day). The suspension of the
Third National, though not unlooked for in
banking circles the run on it having been
heavy created a feeUng of depression in the
community. The bank was the second largest
in the city, its deposits amounting to about
$4,000,000. It is said the institution will soon
resume, as its securities are all right, and can
be made available with little delay.
All the banks, with the exception of thoso
that had suspended, passed the Clearing
House with flying colors. This fact," added to
the cheerful news received from abroad,
served to re-establish confidence, and renew
and strengthen the spirit of moderation that
has been generally manifested since the panic
began ; and it came to be the accepted theory
that the suspension of the Third National
marked the turning-point of the crisis, that
the storm had spent its fury, and the sunlight
was about to break through the dark clouds.
An immense volume of currency is flowing
into the city. Over $4,000,000 has been re
ceived by express in the past forty-eight
The total assets of the Union National
(familiarly known as Coolbaugh's Bank, and
the largest in the city), which suspended last
week, are given at $5,600,000; liabilities, $4,
300,000. - -- -
There is little or nothing doing at the stock
yards. There is over a million dollars'
worth of stock in the yards, and the pons are
so full that no more stock can be received for
Cincinnati, Sept. 29. The flinancial situation
here to-day appears to be improved. At the
close of business an improved feeling was
St. Louis, Sept. 29. Quietness reigns among
the banks here. All are paying checks under
the rule, and everybody seems cheerfully to
acquiesce in the arrangement. The feeling on
'Change was better, and prices for some arti
cles are stiffened materially.
Chicago, Sept. 30. About $4,000,000 in cur
rency has been received in this city within the
last 48 hours, making about $11,000,000 for
the last five days. Three of the suspended
banks have resumed. The Union National
(Coolbaugh's) has gono into voluntary liqui
dation. Produce markets active. Wheat and
corn are advancing. The storm is practically
over, everything is serene, and people wonder
why they allowed themselves to become so excited,
Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, Milwaukee, Du
buque, Keokuk, DesMoines, and in fact nearly
every Western city and town heard from, re
port an improved feeling in financial circles.
In The South.
Memphis, Sept. 25. Nearly every bank in
the citv has been forced to Buspend. The ut
most excitement and confusion prevailed in
the vicinity of the banks as the eager deposi
tors gathered about the institutions, and in
some instances the police had to guard the
doors. Advices from Atlanta, Ga., state that
cotton is arriving freely, but there is no money
to move it. Every bank in Augusta, Ga., has
suspended. The Dollar Sa vines Bank, of At
lanta, has suspended. The Solma (Ala.) Sav
ings Bank has also collapsed.
Savannah. ' Ga.. Sept. 25. There quite a
run on the banks, which are paying dollar for
dollar. Business is at a complete stand-Btill
for want of currency.
Little Bock, Sept. 26. The excitement
continues. Everything is at a stand-still.
Very few parties take city money, and no
greenbacks are in circulation.
Vicksbubo, Sept. 26. The banks have sus
pended for thirty days aa a precautionary
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 26. There is no run
on the banks here, notwithstanding the ex
citement elsewhere. Cotton is being disposed
Montgomery, Ala., Sopt. 26. Cotton has
been coming in freely, but not a bale has been
sold for want of currency. .
Louisville, Sept. 29. In order to prevent
an anticipated "run" on their institutions, the
following banks have temporarily closed their
doors : German Bank, Masonic Savings Bank,
Western Bank. German Insurance Bank,
Louisville Banking . Company, Western Ger
man Savings Bank, Central Savings Bank.
The suspended banks are all savings banks,
conducted and owned chiefly by Germans,
with long lines of German depositors. All of
them have abundant resources, many being
able to pay $2 for every $1 on deposit out of
the assets. The banks in the city were heavily
drawn on, but are all right, and will not be
New Obleans. Sept 29. Except symptoms
of a Blight asphyxia caueed by a scarcity of
currency, mere is ncue cnaoge in our iiuau
cial affairs. The banks continue to pay $25
per day to each depositor that demands it.
Little Hock, Sept. 29. The money panic
continues. Never in the history of this city
has money been so stringent. It is impossible
to get any with any sort of collateral.
London, Sept. 26. $4,280,000 in sovereigns
and .51,000 in gold bars were drawn from
the Bank of England to-day for shipment to
London. Sent. 26. The market for all
American securities is flat, and prices have de
London, Sept. 29. 225,000 in bullion were
shipped from PlvmoutU for New xoik on Sat
urday, and the steamship which sailed from
Southampton on the same day for New York
took out .16,000. Engagements have been
made for the shipment of 50,000 by the
steamship from Southampton to-morrow. It
is said 500,000 are booked for shipment this
The Baptists are, numerically, the
leading denomination in Chicago. The
ehurches number 5,438 members ; the
Methodists, 3,648 ; the Hipiscopalians,
3,728, and the Presbyterians and Uon
crreeationalists together about 4,000,
There are 215 church organizations of
all kinds in the city.
Extirpation of Banditti.
One of the most ferocious and suo
successful of the brigand chiefs who had
beeD for many years the terror of Soth
ern Italy has at last been hunted down
and his band dispersed. This company
of marauders does not appear to have
been very numerous, being only nine
persons, but their'chief, Manzi, had pur
sued his depredations so long and with
such uniform good fortune that dread of
power gave him the population of entire
villages as passive, if not active sympa
thizers. Fortunately he had lately to
do with a Prefect who found out the
safest and the readiest way of dealing
with such men. The Prefect or Salerno
did not encumber his movements with a
formidable military fores, so as to give
warning of its approach whenever it
went ; he treated Manzi as a wild beast
to be tracked to its lair and shot down
by any sportsman lucky enough to get
within reach. The brigand and his fol
lowers, . after various doublings, were
fairly caught in the toils, when that hap
pened which has so often occurred to ex
perienced tiger or bear hunters in India
and elsewhere. Manzi and his men,
brought to bay, turned fiercely on their
pursuers and sold their lives as dearly as
they could. They killed one gendaime
and wounded three others, six of them
selves and their leader perishing in the
struggle. With the extirpation of this
scourge the province of Salerno is now
free from the incubus - of brigandage,
and the worst legacy of its former vi
cious and corrupt rule has been cast
Sir William Napier was one day tak
ing a long' country walk, when he met a
little girl about 5 years old sobbing over
a broken bowl. She had dropped and
broken it, in bringing it back from the
field to which she had taken her father's
dinner, and said she would be beaten on
her return home for having broken it.
As she said this, a sudden gleam of hope
seemed to cheer her. She innocently
looked up into Sir William's fase and
said: "But' you can mend it, can't
you ?" He explained that he could not
mend the bowl, but the trouble he could
overcome by the gift of a sixpence to
buy another. However, on opening his
purse it was empty of silver, and he
promised to meet his little friend on the
same spot at the same hour next day,
and to bring sixpence with him ; bid
ding her meanwhile to tell her mother
she had seen a gentleman who
would bring her the money . for a
bowl next day. -The- child, entirely
trusting him, went on her way comfort
ed. ' On his return home he found an
invitation awaiting him -to dine in Bath
the following evening to meet some one
whom he especially wished to see. He
hesitated for some little time, trying to
calculate the possibilities of f. iving the
meeting to his little friend of the broken
bowl and still be in time for the dinner
party at Bath, but finding this could
not be, he wrote to decline accepting
the invitation, on thepleaof a '.'previous
engagement," saying, " I cannot disap
point her ; she trusted me."
The Firm of Jay Cooke & Co.
The firm of Jay Cooke & Co. originated
in Columbus, Ohio. It received ite con
sequence in the early years, of the war
as agent of the Government under Sec
retary Chase for the sale of public se
curities. Under Secretaries McCulloch
and Boutwell, this confidence was con
tinued. Mr. McCulloch, after his re
tirement from office, became a member
of the London branch of the house
under the name of Jay Cooke, McCul
loch & Co. Under the present . Admin
istration, it has continued to enjoy all
the advantages of its connection with
the Government. To it was committed
the first, and subsequently the second,
Syndicate, by which large profits were
given for exchanging 6 per cent, bonds
into 5 ner cents. That the firm has en
joyed a large credit because of its actual
. i i . ?n ii. m
ana supposed connection wiuiine xreas
urv Department, is unquestionable. It
is strongly suspected that this credit
was abused in the sale of " Y-3U Donas
of, the Northern Pacific railway.
Dr. Bailie said that in his vast expe
rience he had never known more than
one out every fifty dying men quit life
one whit more conscious than when he
entered it. " Light, more light !" cries
Goethe; with his . parting breath. Dr.
Cullen, when dying, faintly intimates to
a friend : "I wish ' I could write ; I
would describe how pleasant a thing it
is to die." Bacon, at the point of death,
writes with incapable fingers of the
snow-stuffed fowl which cost him life.
Dr. Black, while eating bread and milk,
dies so tranquilly that his stiffened fin
gers grasp the spoon with its contents
unspilt. " Coffee-cup in hand, the spirit
of Sir Charles Blagden passes away,
while Guy Lussac notes the cup of un
tested coffee in the dead man's hand,
not a drop having fallen to the ground.
" That we live in the shadow of death
is true, but the shadow is no terrible
darkness that need scare or terrify us,
and when it completely envelops us we
shall be only
' lake one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.' 1
Pullman Car Company.
Sleeping cars and drawing-room cars
of this company are now in nse on 152
different lines of railroad in the United
States, on which the company have 700
cars in all, and 120 new ones have just
beem completed. Twelve millions of
dollars are represented in the capital
stock. livery car costs from !$17,UJU to
$20,000 ; one of them is running on the
New York and Erie broad-gauge which
cost more than $50,000. A system is
in progress under this extensive organ
ization by which they will sell tickets in
London, Paris, Berlin or St. Peters
burg, and contract to convey passengers
to San Francisco or any other point in
the United States, including everything,
not only ocean travel and the care of
baggage, but also the commissariat of
the traveler, so that he can either find
his effects at his destination, or can
stop at one or more points for days and
resume his journey.
Iowa has 10,500,000 acres of land
A good summer resort Home.
A thobough washerwoman Sal Soda.
A Midsummeb Night's Dream Mos
quitoes. How to keep out of hot water Join
The American Holy Land The petro
The best time for bread-making is in
the hour of need. -
If there is one thing a loafer doesn't
deserve it is a loaf.
What is the : difference between a
hangman and a gambler ? One ropes
people in, and the other ropes people
WhiiiE a compositor on the Montreal
Witness was setting up an Advertise
ment for a lost canary, the bird flew in
at the office-window, ' which shows the
value of advertising."
The wind was damp with coming wet,
" 'When James and blue-eyed Lizzie met ; .
He held a gingham o'er bis head,
And to the miden thus he said :
" Oh, lovely girl, mj heart's afire
With love's unquenchable deairs ;
Say, dearest one, wiH thou be mine.
And join me in the grocer j line ?"
The maid, in accent sweet, replied :
" Jim, hold the umbrella more my side ;
My bran new bonnet's getting wet
IU marry yon, you needn't fret."
These is a livery stable keeper in Al
bany who won't let his horses to anybody .
without exacting a promise that they
wanted to go to a funeral applied to the
livery man for a horse. "My friend,
you "can have one if youll agree to
drive slow."- -"Well, see here, I'm
going to a funeral, and I'm bound to
keep up with the procession if it kills
the horse." -
The lady who tapped her husband
gently with a fan at a .party the other
night, and said, "Love, it's growing
late; I think we had better go home," is
the same who after getting home shook
the rolling-pin under his nose and said,
"You infernal old scoundrel, if you
ever look at that mean, nasty, calico
faced, mackerel-eyed thing that ' you
lookea at to-night, I'll bust your head
wide open. "
The following sentence, written out
full, was latelv pronounced bv a Justice
of the Peace in Guinnett county, Ga. :
"let the prisner StaN Up. yu, sir, has
bin Found Guilty, & tried uv the Offense
of shutin at your Nabor. Tu shal then
be took from the bar uv this court by
the honoroble baleef of this court, and
carry ed into the adiinen county uv rok
Dale, & thar yu shall remain in Ever
lastin banishment forever from the hon
orable county of guinnett. " : : , j
. An absent-minded smoker named
Yancy undertook to whisper something
of importance in the ear of old Mr.
Reynolds, Saturday, but in his absent
mindedness neglected to remove his
cigar, the fire end of which was driven
right into the old gentleman's ear. Mr.
Reynolds jumped straight up in the air
about six feet,' and on coming down
split Yancy's nose by a well directed
blow, xancy picxea nimseu up, uiu
started for home, declaring in a rage
that he'd be hanged before he'd tell old
Reynolds what he was going to. Dan-
Humors of the Sanctum.
A Western paper speaks of a new
paper mill which "will be made of
brick one hundred and seventy-five feet -long.
A. certain eaitor in speaxing oi ine
miseries of Ireland, says, " Ireland a
cup of misery has been for ages over
flowing, and seems to oe not yet jutu
The Albia (Iowa) Independent was
two days late last . week. Its principal
compositor had eaten twenty-three ears
of corn, and the doctor didn't get him
reconstructed on time.' -
An editor once wrote : " We have
received a basket of strawberries from
Mr. Smith, for which he will receive
our. compliments, some of which are
four inches in cicrumference. -
An ' editor in the country says :
" Notwithstanding all that has been said "
about it, we wouldn't refuse our back
pay if some of our subscribers would
come forward and proffer it, just at this
particular time." . .
Some malicious person having en
tered the office of the Kokomo (lud. .
JLtJUUllll.ll Mill njuooucu tuuiAgo fe
erally, the editor, with great urbanity,
promises, if the fellow will confess, not
to prosecute him. This charitable
agreement, however, is somewhat quali
fied by the editor's expressed intention
of giving the trespasser " the (no-mat-ter-what-est)
hiding any man ever got
since the morning stars sang together."
outside an epic ? -
Jackson and Benton.
In early life, relates the Marysville
(Ky.) Eagle, there existed a bitter feud
between Gen. Jackson and the Bentons.
This at last culminated in a tavern-fight
with pistols and sword-canes in Nash
ville, Tenn., in which Jackson and his
friend, CoL Coffee, and the two Ben
tons Thomas H. and Jesse partici
pated. The result was that CoL Benton
planted a bullet in the fleshy part of
Gen. Jackson's arm, which the old hero
carried until his second Presidential
term, when it was , extracted by Dr.
Jackson, a celebrated Philadelphia sur
geon. During the closing year of his
last Presidenltial term, Gen. Jackson
had occa8ionl and violent attacks of
hemorrhage of the lungs, and Dr. Lewis
Field Linn, of Missouri, the colleague
of CoL Benton in the Senate, was his
physician. The bitter feud having long
before been settled, CoL Benton was a
frequent visitor at the White House,
and was specially attentive, during the
illness of his former foe Dr. Linn,
feeling himself justified by his inti
macy with the parties, ventured to ask
their version of the Nashville rencoun
ter. " Benton, you tell it," was the re
sponse of Old Hickory. - "No, Jack
son, I'll leave it to you; your account
will be correct," and, pending the dis
cussion, the two ancient foemen wore
crying like children.