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Political Occurrences Fires, Accidents!
I CAPTAIN HATFIELD
And His 14-year-old Son Captured at
A special from Huntington, W. Va.,
says: J. H. Clark, a famous detective
and Deputy Sheriff of the Norfolk and
"Western, accompanied by Dan Christian,
have arrived here -with Capt. Ilatficld and
his 14-year-old son, who were captured In
the mountains of Mingo County. They
aro charged with the murder of John
Rutherford, Elliott Rutherford and Ilanse
Chambers on election day at Mattewan.
llatfield and son were interviewed at the
jail and they seem not the least worried
over the affair. The lad smiled and said:
"1 killed both Elliott Rutherford and Mr.
Chambers," while the father acknowl
edged to killing John Rutherford. .
Hatfield and son were asleep in the
crevice of a largo rock cliff on Tug River
when officers discovered them. They
were brought hero and placed in jail for
fear of mob violence.
Of 'NitroKlj-cerine Explodes, Almost
AVrcckinjj a Passinc; Steamer.
As the packet II. K. Bedford passed the
head of Lino Island, three miles east of
East Liverpool, Ohio, a small boat loaded
with nitroglycerine, whicii was tied up at
Georgetown, a short distance away, ex
ploded with terrific force, racking tlie
steamer from end to end. The bulkheads
of tJie cabin were broken from end to end
and big pieces of furniture overturned.
Captain Gordon Green said tlie "boat
seemed to have been lifted entirely out of
the water. Many passengers were aboard
and a panic resulted. People rushed from
mcir state rooms and tlie ofliccrs barely
prevented "serious consequences. No
wordcan bo received from Georgetown
as to iho accident. Telegraph and tele
phono lines are broken at Smith's Ferry
across the river from the scene of tho ac
cident. Both Confess.
Akron (Ohio) special: William Clark
and William Dempsey, charged with the
muider of Joseph Lupinek, a Hudson
student, in Cleveland on October 19, were
taken to Cleveland by officers, Before
their departure Dempsey corroborated
Clark's confession in all essential de
tails and admitted that he struck the blow
. which killed Lupinelr. He declared,
however, that it was at Clark's sugges
tion. Tho watch taken from the mur
dered man's body was found in Akron
where it had been concealed by Clark.
Drifted in the Storm.
Chicago special: Seven men and one
woman, composing tho crow of the
schooner Rising Star, after drifting in a
helpless condition on a leaking vessel
down storm-lashed Lake .Michigan from
noon until Sunday night were towed into
port by the steamer Colin Campbell. Tho
schooler's crew had given up all hope,
and, worn out with fatigue and exposure
to the icy blast, were clinging to tho rig
ging when the Campbell sighted their
signals of distress.
Pnt in Great Peril by Robbers.
At Akron, Ohio, Nathan llunsickcr
was awakened tho other night by two
masked men who attempted to force hnn
to open his safe. Upon his refusal they
bound him, and then drilling a hole in the
safe, filled it with powder. Placing Hun
sicker against tho door, they next threat
ened to blow the safe up with tho pro
prietor in that position, lie weakened
and opened the safe and the burglars got
Rescuer "Was Bnrncd.
A destructive fire broke out in the
Lowry Block at Cedarville, Ohio. Quick
work on tho part of tlie Fire Department
soon got it under control. Dr. D. II.
Kncisly, one of tho occupants of tho
block, was painfully burned about the
lace and head whilo rescuing his family
from the burning building.
Mexico Beady to Reciprocate.
Tlie Mexican Minister has inlormed tho
Secretary of State that American cattle
men will be permitted to cross into Mexi
co in rounding up their herds under the
same conditions as are applied to Mexican
cattlemen by tho United States.
Queen Li I Pardoned.
The Hawaiian Government has granted
a full pardon and restoration of her civil
rights to ex-Queen Liliouokalaui. Tho
pardon is based upon the fact that during
her parole she has faithfully kept tho
terms of her partial freedom.
Cut Him in Two.
Harry Bugli, a freight conductor on the
Big Four road, was cut in two by a train
at Greencastle, Ind., and killed instantly.
Thirteen Lives Lost.
The steamer Tiberia Dclisic collided
with tho schooner Maggie just out the bay
at St. Johns, N. F.( and went to the bot
tom. Thirteen lives were lost.
"Wrecked Safe nnd House.
The safe in tho office of M. Ihor.sson &
Sons, poultry dealers of Lima, Ohio, was
blown open -by burglars and $00 in cash
and several hundred dollars in notes
taken. Tho tools were obtained from a
neighboring blacksmith shop. The ex
plosion was so strong that tho safe was
blown through one side of the building.
Fire Destroyed Ten ifonsco.
Shelbyvillo (Ind.) special: Fire lroka
Hit in Manilla, near hero and destroyed
fen business houses and icsidenccs, and
hmagedtwo residences. Fire started in
die office of the Manilli Mail, newspaper,
ind destroyed the meat market and resi
lenec of S. S. Green, saloon and residence
if Joseph Powers, residence of John
Jchlicman, drug store of Dr. Pence, bar
ter shop of Marshall Heaton, residence of
Scorge Inlow, residence of John Green,
Masonic Hall and general store of Frank
English, harness shop of George Craig
ma dry goods store of Treecc ,fc Mull.
I'ho brick residence of Eph Treece was
adly damaged. Loss, about $13,000: in
Mrs. Mary V. Marvin, tho wifo of a
prominent business man of Seattle, Wash.,
reeted her husband at the door as he re
turned homo and eagerly inquired if Bry
in was elected. Upon being informed
hat lie was defeated, she fell to tho iloor
ind expired in a few minutes. It is sup
posed that she was stricken with heart
Badly Broken Up.
David Cashar, aged 78, deaf as a post,
irzs killed by tho cais, while walking on
iho track at Kokomo, Indiana. He was
juried 01 feet. Both legs, back, neck and
loth arms were broken and his skull
Ohio Man Elected by a Large
SEEMS A LANDSLIDE.
All Eastern States Support the
SOLID SOUTH IS INVADED.
Republican Gains in States Heretofore
Srcat Pivotal Commonwealths Give
Unprecedented Majorities T he Vote
of the Entire District North of the
Ohio and East of the Mississippi
Coht Solidly for McKinley He AIbd
Gets Enough of the Balance to
Elect Him Heavy Majority in the
East Latest Returns Make a Be:tjr
fallowing for Bryan in the West.
William McKinley has been elected
President of the United States. His
total vote in the electoral college, accord
ing to returns at hand when this is writ
ten, will be 201, with Kentucky and
Wyoming still in doubt. Whichever side
wins in Kentucky, conservative judges
5ny tlie plurality will not be over 1,000.
In Tennessee the figures seem to boar
out Democratic claims of victory for
Bryan by at least 10,000. The McKinley
people present totalized figures by sec
tions tending to prove that the Ohioan's
plurality will be several thousand, hut it
nould seem, judging by tlie returns, that
the burden of proof rests upon them.
Whether McKinley has over 2G" votes
in the electoral college depends upon the
official returns from two States. In Ken
tucky tho result hinges upon the vote in
two counties, in tho extreme eastern part
of the State a mountainous, "mooushin
ing" region, in which there arc neither
railroads nor telegraph lines. But even
with these counties heard from the con
test is so close that nothing short of the
official canvass will be decisive. Tlie
plurality for either ticket will be one of
hundreds probably less than 500. The
louflieting claims of the rival State chair
nen go for nothing. Wyoming, which
was first thought safely to be in the
Bryan column, although by a narrow
margin, is now counted among the Mc
Kinley States. The plurality will be
about 500, and the Legislature will be
of the same party faith. Tlie situation
in Wyoming, however, is substantially
the same as that in Kentucky. The dis
trict still to be heard from is 200 miles
from a telegraph office and the missing
returns may not be received for some
time. Should Bryan carry both Kentucky
and Wyoming McKinley will still have
a majority considerably more than enough
to give him possession of the White
House for four j ears to come.
Early returns indicating the result of
the presidential election were from the
cities where McKinley and Hobart made
their heaviest gains. Returns received
from the country districts, where the free
silver idea iiad gained greatest currency,
considerably reduce early estimates of
Republican pluralities in several of the
States. The returns, however, show that
McKinley not only carried all tlie "doubt
ful" States of the middle West from Ohio
to Iowa, together with Xew York and tin
New England States, but that he in
vaded the States of Maryland, Kentucky,
West Virginia and, possibly, Tennessee,
either winning in all of these States or
making such gains as must give him a
signally large popular vote. He carried
every State in the great region lying east
of the Missouri and north of the Ohio
nnd Potomac Rivers. There is not a
break between the rivers and the ocean.
Even Delaware joins the McKinley col
umn. In the battleground of the middle West
the majorities are amazing. Illinois
leads, with nearly 150,000, of which Chi
cago contributed 5toi!. Gov. Altgeld is
defeated by more than 100,000. The
State outside Chicago shows unesnectcd
Republican gains. "Wisconsin gives Mc
Kinley a plurality of 102,000, and later
returns may raise these figures. Indiana
is claimed by 20,000 and Michigan by
53,000. Iowa gives 72,000 and Minnesota
adds 50,000 more. In the East tho Mc
Kinley majorities arc tremendous. Penn
sylvania eclipses all records with n plu
rality appioaching 300,000. New York is
estimated at 275,000 in the latest returns..
.Massachusetts has given 10S,000, and all
the otlver Xew England States give large
majorities. Ohio U put at 50,000.
The great cities of the country have
given surprising McKinley majorities.
Philadelphia heads the list with 125,000.
Chicago, which was Democratic four
jcars ago, is second with 50.000. New
York City, which has not been carried
by the Republicans in a presidential elec
tion since the war. gives McKinley 10,
500. Louisville, the metropolis of Ken
tucky, comes up with 12,000. Indianap
olis, which was carried for Cleveland by
1.000 in 1S02, now gives McKinley 12,
000. Lincoln, Neb., Mr. Bryan's home, is
2,000 for McKinley. The Democratic
cities of Rochester and Albany, X. Y..
are now Republican. Detroit (Wayne
County) is reported at 1S.000. St. Louis
and Kansas City have given heavy Re
The Palmer and Buckncr ticket is
everywhere returned at small ligures,ii(Ii
cating that foir-fifths of the gold Demo
cratic vote has been given to McKinley.
McKinley 's plurality of the popular vote
appears to be nearly 1,000,000.
1 1 l9lV V V nglVL 1 Iffltm). (D,(gLV 1l)
HOW THE STATES WENT
LATEST RETURNS FROM THE ELECTION.
Up to the Time This Is Written the Returns Indicate the Following
as the Result of the Balloting in the Various States.
tor m'kixi.by. ron hkyax.
Neccss-iry to elect
(In doubt Kentucky and Wyoming.)
CANDIDATES RECEIVE THE NEWS
Result of the Election Made Known
to McKinley and Bryan.
Seated in tho'library of his own house,
in his own town, surrounded by his fam
ily, Maj. McKinley received the news of
On election morning, just as the voters
in the nation were beginning to go to the
polls to deposit their ballots for or against
him, Maj. McKinley blacked his own
shoes and shaved himself as usual. An
ordinary man would be apt to cut himself
while shaving under the circumstances,
because of tlie excitement he wonld ex
perience, but Maj. McKinley was certain
ly calm and free from excitement, per
fectly cool and collected, as lie has been
all his life. He had never seemed to bo
excited over the election. His support
ers throughout tlie country have laughed
and wept over the contest more than he,
and most of them have been under a more
intense nervous strain. Wires had been
M'KINI.r.V Itl.CEIVlXO returns.
placed in an adjoining room by the tele
graph companies for receiving returns at
large, but in addition to this a special
wire connected the McKinley home with
Chicago, where several prominent mem
bers of the force at national headquar
ters were located, and a long-distance
telephone kept him in communication
with Chairman Ilnnua at Cleveland. The
telephone company arranged also a spe
cial circuit taking in Xew York head
quarters. Senator Qunj's home and that
of Vice Presidential Candidate Hobart.
The arrnngemciitb made for the recep
tion of the news at Lincoln were per
fected by Mr. Bryan's sisters and friends
during his absence. Three children help
ed relieve the suspense of the day Ruth,
11 years old, William Jennings Jr., aged
0, and little Grace, 1 year younger. Be
sides these and their mother, Mr. Bry
an's secretary. Governor Holcomb end a
few newspaper correspondents flitted in
ELECTION NIGHT IN HI'.VAX'S IIOMK.
and out tho little library, hardly big
enough to accommodate many persons.
The room resembles nothing so much as a
newspaper office, for Mr. Bryan did much
of his journalistic work in this apartment.
Special wires connected the house with
national headquarters at Chicago.
Like Major McKinlej, Mr. Bryan pre
served an admirable equanimity through
the day. He showed no severe traces of
his arduous campaigning, and. except
when in communication with his aids at
FOR PRESIDENT BLACK FOR M'KINLEY, SHADED FOR BRYAN.
New York... 27.r,O0n
Nebraska . .
Montana . ...
Wisconsin . .
Maryland . .
Chicago, took part in the many pleasant
chats that relieved the hours of waiting.
Both candidates are men of superb pow
ers of self-control, and both received the
filial news with a certain philosophical
bearing that is an eminent characteristic
of American statesmen.
JONES TO THE NATION.
Ue Analyzes the Causes Which Led
to Slclvlnley's Election.
Chairman James K. Jones, of the Dem
ocratic National Committee, gives his
analysis of the causes which led to Mc
Kinley's election in the following official
address, which he issued as his final ad
mission of defeat:
Tho result of the presidential election is
apparently no looser in doubt. It has been
one of the closest contests that the people
have bven called on to determine In recent
J ears. We have claimed the election on our
advices from States that were admittedly
in doubt. In which we knew there had been
many frauds, and from which there were
evidencis of tampering with the returns.
It seems now to be apparent that, while
Mr. Iiryan, after making the most brilliant
campaign hi the history of our country and
has carried most of Ihe States claimed' to be
doubtful, has not carried enough to assure
his success In the electoral college. Iiryan
electors have been chosen from all of the
States south of the I'otomae and Ohio ex
cept West Virginia and all those west of the
Missouri except California and Oregon. He
has 1U0 electoral votes, and this number may
lie increased by flual returns from States yet
in question. lie has not obtained enough
votes to carry the electoral college.
Thus this remarkable campaign closes with
tlie election of William McKinley. The re
sult was brought about by every kind of
coercion and Intimidation ou the part of the
money power. Including threats of lockouts
and dlsmlss.ils and Impending starvation;
by the employment of by far the largest cam
paign fund ever used In this country, and by
the subornation of a large portion of the
Tlie President-elect and his party are un
der pledge to the American people to con
tinue the go d standard, and by Its opera
tion to restore prosperity to this country.
As chief executive, Mr. McKinley will have
the cordial support or millions of patriotic
Americans who have cabt their otes for
William Jennings Iiryan. They bow- to the
majesty of the ollice anil abide by the result.
They are contident the gold standard can
not give the promised prospcritj. -but will
gladly welcome It if It comes. They will
continue the great struggle for the uplifting
of bunuiilty and In tho maintenance of the
dignity of our country In the establishment
of an American money sjstem. And the
Democratic party, aided by Its present allies,
will still uplift the bimetallic standard and
bear It on to victory. JAMCS K. JONKS.
Notes of Current Bvents.
The Oregon Railway and Navigation
Liner Chittagong has been released from
the shore at Victoria, B. C. She is but
The dead body of a murdered man sup
posed to be George Hammond, a chemist
of Chicago, was found ivar Rocky Basin,
in Washitn County, Oklahoma Territory.
X. O. Hopkins, formerly prominent in
Missouri politics, where he represented
Atchison County in the State Legislature
for three terms, died in California, at the
ago of 72.
James Garvey, aged 50 years, traveling
passenger and ticket agent for the Wa
bash Railroad and one of the most widely
known railroad men in the West, is dead
at Moberly, Mo., of apoplexy.
Wichita, Kan., division of the Order of
Railway Telegraphers, one of the largest
divisions of the order in America, met in
special session and voted funds to aid
the Canadian operators on strike.
The murderer of Mrs. John Baumley,
of Arkoe, Mo., has been captured and he
is none other than tho Ki-ycar-old boy,
Ezra Baseo, who was alleged to have
made the discovery of tne murder.
The Presidio in San Francisco was en
fete for the wedding o' Miss Jennie L.
Catlierwooil, the charming stepdaughter
of Maj. Darling, of tlr; Fifteenth Artil
lery, and Martin Griun!il. of Xew York.
A year ago the Xew York World pub
lished an article on Dr. Ashton Buchanan
Talbot, of Philadelphia, in which it was
stated the physician had a penchant for
marrying "old ladies and riches." Eor
tlie latter statement Dr. Talbot brought
suit for libel against the World in tho
United States Circuit Court, .asking ?50,
000 damages. The jury rendered a ver
dict in favor of tho AVorld.
THE NEW CONGRESS.
Returns Indicate Republican Control
of Both Branches.
Late returns confirm first reports that
Congress will contain a gold standard
majority in both branches. The present
Senate, which has stood forty-seven to
forty-two in favor of silver, will be suc
ceeded by one which will consist of forty
seven gold supporters to forty-two free
coinage advocates. Politically .the Sen
ate will be Republican, the new body hav
ing forty-nine of that political faith to
Party lines will be somewhat broken in
the Senate by the silver question. Messrs.
Teller of Colorado, Dubois cf Idaho,
Mantle of Nevada, Cannon of Utah and
Wilson of Washington are ej.treme sil
ver men, who will act with -.he Demo
cratic party on the currency Issue. On
the other hand, five Democrats Messrs.
Gray oN Delaware. Lindsay of Ken
tucky, Caffrey of Louisiana, Smith of
Xew Jersey, and Martin of Virginia are
gold Democrats, who supported the
Palmer ticket, and will act with the Re
publicans. The Senate.
Tho following table shows tho political
complexion of the Senate:
K. D. &P. R. D.&P.
Alabama 2 .. 2
Arkansas 2 .! 2
California 1 1 i
Colorado 2 .. 2 ..
Connecticut.. ..2 .. 2
Delaware l .. "i
Florida 2 ..
Georgia 2 .. 2
Idaho 2 .. 2 ..
Indiana 2 1 1
Iowa 2 .. 2
Kentucky 2 i i
Louslana 2 .. 2
Maine 2 .. 2
Maryland 2 11
Massachusetts ..2 .. 2
Michigan 2 .. 2 ..
Minnesota 2 .. 2
Mississippi 2 .. 2
Missouri 2 .. 2
Montana 2 .. 2
Xe vada 2 . . 2
Xew Hampshire. 2 .. 2
Xew Jersey 1111
New- York 2 1 1
Xorth Carolina ..1 1 .. 2
Xorth Dakota ... 1 1 1 1
Oregon 2 .. 2
Pennsylvana .... 2 .. 2
Rhode Island .... 2 .. 2
South Carolina .... 2 .. 2
South Dakota .... 1 1 .. 2
Tennessee 2 .. 2
-&--."S ............ M .. .
Utair 2 .. 1 1
Vermont 2 .. 2
Virginia 2 .. 2
Washington 2 .. 1 1
West Virginia... 1111
Wisconsin 2 11
Wyoming 2 2 ..
Total 4G 43 40 40
Vacancy In present Congress. Legislature
in doubt as to new Congress.
The new House of Representatives
will contain a majority for both the Re
publicans and for the gold standard. Its
composition by States is as follows:
Xew Congress. Congress.
Rep. Pop. Rep. Pop.
Alabama 0 2 7
Arkansas 0 .. C
Calfornla 4 3 C 1
Colorado 2 1 1
Connercut 4 4 ..
Delaware 1 1
Floridn 2 .. 2
Georgia 11 .. 11
Illinois 17 5 22
Indiana 10 3 13
Iowa 11 .. 11
Kansas 1 7 7 1
Kentucky 4 7 5 0
Louisiana G .. G
Maine 4 .. 4 ..
Maryland G .. 3 3
Massachusetts ... 12 1 12 U
Mehlgan 10 2 12
Minnesota 7 .. 7
Mississippi 7 .. 7
Missouri 4 11 11 4
Montana 1 1
Nebraska 2 4 5 1
Nevada 1 .. 1
New Hampshire .. 2 .. 2
New Jersey 8 .. 8
New Y-oik 20 5 2!) 3
Xorth Caiollua ... 4 5 3 C
Xorth Dakota .... 1 .. 1 ..
Ohio 10 5 1!) 2
Oregon 2 .. 2
Pennsylvania 2S 2 23 2
Rhode Island .... 2 .. 2 2
Sonih Carolina 7 1 G
South Dakota 2 2
Tennessee 2 S 4 G
Texas 2 11 1 12
Utah 1 1
Vermont ....:.... 2 2 ..
Virginia 2 8 2 S
Washington 2 2..
West Virginia ". ... 4 .. 4
Wisconsin 10 .. 10
Wyoming 1 1
Majority overall.. 03
For .silver 5
Anti-silver maj... 03
147 252 105
3 12 3
144 "si 70
VICE PRESIDENTIAL VOTE.
Fusion and Special Conditions) Divide
It in Some States.
In many of the States carried by Bry
an for President there is a division of the
electoral vote ou the vice presidency, due
to the fact that a fusion was arranged be
tween Democrats and Populists. The
Democratic electors arc pledged to Ar
thur Sew all and the Populist electors to
Thomas E. Watson. In some States the
Populists indorsed Bryan and Sew.ill
electors by the terms of their fusion,
while in Oregon and South Dakota the
Democrats indorsed the Bryan and Wat
TALK OF M'KINLEY'S CABINET.
Political Gossips Kill the Places in the
President's Official Family.
The consensus of opinion among poli
ticians as to what President MeKinley's
Cabinet will be is given in the list below.
It, of course, may be shifted, but the
politicians think they have made up a
Secretary of State John Sherman of Ohio.
Secretary of the Treasury William B. Alli
son of Iowa.
Secretary of War Russell A. Alger of
Secietary of the Xavy Rcdfleld Proctor of
Secretary of the Interior C. F. Mandcrson
Secretary of Agriculture William D.
Hoard of Wisconsin.
Postmaster General II. Clay Evans of
Attorney General George R. Peck of Illi
nois. Miss Alice Piatt, aged 28 years, a ser
vant in the household of Charles Mnssey,
a prominent attorney of Kansas City,
Mo., is under arrest on suspicion of hav
ing poisoned Mrs. Torrence, Mussey's
mother-in-law, aged 00 years, and three
children. She is believed to have been
The tollgato raiders have not left a toll
gate on a single pike in Franklin County
undisturbed, and the owners of these
roads are very much incensed at the de
struction of their property, and will take
such action as will bring the raiders to
The Sultan has consented that the Ital
ian newspapers should enter Turkey.
THE BOOMING- CANNON
RECITALS OF CAMP AND BAT
Survivors of the Rebellion Relate
Many Amusing and Startling Inci
dents of Marches, Camp Life, Forafi
inc Experiences and Battle Eccncs.
Iloscn Brown, Oldest Soldier.
Hosea Brown, of Grant's P.iss, Orc
Kon, is one of the .six survivois of the
war of 1812. When Mr. Brown was
born the French revolution was at its
height and the United States was n
mere baby of a republic. He is a un
live of Westmoreland, Cheshire Coun
ty, in Xew Hampshire, and is just 105
years old. His father fought in the
revolutionary war and was wounded in
one of the early engagements near Bos
Ion. Hosea is one of thirteen children
and the family is noted for Its lon
gevity. One of his brothers lived to be
BO and another to be !X! years old. A
century ago tho people of this country
had not tho saiuu facilities for educa
tion they are now blessed with, and
young Brown had to be content with
What learning he could get in an or
dinary log schoolhouso of the early
times. Three months of the winter ho
attended school, and the other reasons
of the year he spent on the farm. When
he readied the age of 20 bis father gave
him a little money and Hosea went to
New York and worked ou a farm in
that State for $12 a month.
About this time the United States en
tered upon its second war with Eng
land, and young Brown became a pri
vate lu the company of Captain Bur
giss Xew York Volunteers and march
ed to tho defense of Sackett's Harbor,
Lake Ontario. When the enemy's boats
began to come into view one of the
American commanders, who had spok
en of eating the British at sight, talked
less valiantly, and as lie saw the ships
coming at him in a swarm, ho doubted
the ability of tho American force to
withstand the red-coats. He saiu he
thought It would bo advisable to re-,
treat. As tlie boats approached the
shore this militiaman said to his sol
diers: "I know- we shall have to re
treat, and as I am a little lanio I'll start
now." And away he went. Tlie United
States commander (Brown, by name,
too), was ashamed of his compatriot
ind tried to stop tlie cowards, but
could not. The command to which
Hosea Brown belonged refused to run
with its friends nuil, stood .its groynd
unflinchingly. The battle was against
such odds, however, that a retreat was
necessary. -The United States generals
sent word to tlie Hying militiamen that
the enemy had been repulsed. This lit
tle trick had the desired effect, and
lack came the boys, who redeemed their
lost honor by converting almost certain
disaster into a glorious victors.
When his term of service expired
young Brown returned to Ids old home.
At the age of 24 years he married Miss
Hester Smith, who bore him two boys
md three girls. In lS2."i he went to
Catar.iugus County, Xew York, and
with no money made his real start in
life. He built a cabin for himself,
working upon it at night, and earning a
few cents by thrashing grain for ills
neighbors during the day. In this place
he lived forty years, and in that time
lost by death bis entire family. In
1S57 he went to Missouri; sold out his
property in Xew York, and for a time
stopped ili Worth County. Tiring of
living alone, lie finally removed to the
homo of his grandson, Orr Brown, with
whom lie mw resides.
Notwithstanding his great age, Mr.
Brown retains all his faculties. His
head is clear, his memory good, and his
nerves steady. But ho has not walked
for three yeais. He lives in a comfort
lble chair, and cordially receives the
visitors who call to see the old soldier
of the war of 1S12.
Under the original pension law Mr.
Brown received ?8 a mouth. This pen
sion was increased ten years ago to $12,
and in 1S01 Mr. Brown was granted a
special pension of ?40 a mouth. Last
year, in consideration of his extreme
age, his stipend was further increased
lo ?."0 a month. He is the oldest sol
licr receiving a pension, and the clerks
In the otlice take a special pleasure in
preparing his voucher and remitting
the money before any other old soldier
During the past year a most reinark
lble change has come to him. For
lift years his hair, thick and soft, has
been perfectly gray. Six months ago
it began to turn black and now there
is not a gray hair in his head.
How Vallnudicliam Was Received.
Dining Ihe mouth of May. ISiil, as
Private Nnimelee, of the, Fifty-lirsi
Alabama Kegiiuent, was on picket
about live miles from Murfroesboro,
Tenn., a Federal otlicer, carrying a Hag
of truce, rode up and inquired for the
Colonel of the regiment. Col. .T. I).
Webb was on the line, a couple oC miles
to the rear, and Nunnelee was sent to
Inform him that the Federals were de
sirous of passing the noted C. L-. A'al
landighani within tlie Confederate
lines, as per order of the Secretary of
War. Had he come as a recruit for the
ranks he would have been welcome,
but as a banished politician no one car
ed to take him. Col. Webb took his
time about riding to the front, and as
he got there Xuiinelee was sent down
the road to investigate a second white
(lag. This was waving above a buggy
occupied by a lieutenant and Mr. Val
landighaiti. The otlicer w.is driving
find the banished politician was sitting
Btiff and erect. But few words were
pas.sed as the officer drew rein.
He said to Xuunelce:
"Here is Mr. Vallandigliam, sen
tenced to banishment."
Addressing the latter, he said:
"Come; 1 have no time to spare."
"I protest against this outrage," 6aid
"Yes, but hmry "P- I'll "le J'our
trunk off. Jump down now; good-day."
The man sprang into the vehicle,
turned arqund, and was off, leaving the
two &tanding in tlie road.
Previous to the war, Xuunelce was
editor of a paper at Eutaw, Ala., and
Vallandigliam was one of its readers.
As they stood there the soldier intro
duced himself, and the politician shook
his head and asked:
"What on earth are you doing here?"
"In the ranks."
"Are such men as you fighting in the
ranks of the Southern army?"
'Thousands of us."
"Then that settles it; the North can
never conquer you."
They went to the Colonel, and after
some conversation the ccile was re
ceived inside the lines. The incident
made quite a stir at the past, and could
the men have had their way they would
have headed the man for the Federal
lilies ami obliged him to letuin.
Happy with Her Rainbows.
"I warm up my little den with bright!
little pictures and rainbow glories from
prisms suspended in tlie wiudovvs. 1
am amused twenty times a day with
their fantastic variations. Sur.etinies'
tlie portrait of Charles Sumner is trans
figured by the splendid light, and somei
times the ears of my little white kitten!
in the picture opposite, are all aglov.'
The moss on a stick of wood in the cor
ner suddenly becomes Iridescent, and
then the ashes on the hearth look like
glittering soil where the metallic
gnomes live. I am childish enough to
Hud pleasure in all this, and to talk
aloud to the picture of a baby that Is
being washed. But you must not Infer
from this that I live for amusement.
On the contrary, I work like a beaver
the whole time."
Thus cheerily wrote Lydia Maria
Child to a friend during the second year
of the war, and she followed her little
burst of enthusiasm for her rainbows
by an enumeration of recent labors in
behalf of soldiers, hospitals and con
trabands, such as may well have kept
her busy as a bee, or a beaver.
Long after the war was ended and the
slaves set free, Mrs. Child, then living
alone in Boston, received a call from
her old friend. Mrs. Fields, who
brought with her Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps. In a recent chapter of her
reminiscences, Mrs. Phelps-Ward gives
a touching account of this visit:
"We climbed the steep stalrsof the
boarding house thoughtfully. Each one
of them meant some generous check
which Mrs. Child had drawn for the
benefit of something or somebody,
choosing this restricted hf2 as the price
of her beneficence.
"She received us In a little sitting
room which seemed to inc dreariness
personified. Everything was neat, re
spectable and orderly; but the paucity
of tho interior contrasted sadly with
the rich nature of Its occupant. I par
ticularly remember the tint of the car
peta lifeless brewn. The room was so
devoid of color as to seem like a cell;
and the winter daj had been a dark
"As we sat talking, the sun battled
through the clouds, and then we saw
that Mrs. Child had tlie 'afternoon side
of her boarding house and knew how to
make the most of it. She rose quickly
and taking a little prism, which she evl
deutlp treasured hung It in the window
so "that it caught the southwestern ray.
"Instantlythe colorless room leaped
with rainbows. The sweet old lady
stood smilir!- in the midst of them. She
directed them this way and that, and
threw them all over the empty spaces
and plain furniture. She had, I thought,
a little in her mind the consciousness
of my companion's own beautiful li
brary, and richly endowed life. It
was as if she said, 'You see I have not
much to offer, but I give you my best."
The visitors drew on the lovely old
lady to talk of her anti-slavery experi
ences, and among other questions, Mrs.
Nielps-Ward asked her how, in assist
ing fugitive slaves, she was able to
guard against fraud to know just
wh&n she might safely trust and help.
" 'Oh,' she replied, 'there was a pass
word! It carried any escaping slave
through the underground railway to
safety. Sometimes it was written on
a slip o torn, soiled paper. Sometimes
it was only whkspered for dear life's
sake. But any colored person who
came to us witii that password was re
ceived and passed on without a ques
tion. It carried him anywhere, aud
gave him every chance that we could
"She paused and looken at the rain
bows in tho lodging ho.ise window
dreamily. Her heart had gone far
"'What was the password?' we ven
tured to urge.
" '1 was a stranger and ye took me
in,' softly said the old abolitionist."
So impressed was Mrs. Phelps-Ward
with the bare walls and the beauty-loving
soul of the dedicated woman who
lived there so poorly, yet so richly,
through her own noble choice, that she
has always kept a prism hanging in her
own study windows In memory of that
of Mrs. Child. "It did me good," she
says, "and I do not want to forget It."
It was a beautiful and strange coin
cidence that when Lydia Maria Child
was borne to her rest in the Into after
noon of an October day, just as her
body was lowered into the grave, a
glorious double rainbow appeared in
the heavens, and remained spanning,
the burial ground with its arch of glow-
Ing beauty, as the funeral train turned1
homeward from the place.
Sidney Wright, of Sand Lake, is one
of the bravest men in Michigan. At
Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1SC1, although
a mere boy, he pushed forward In the
storm of bullets and won a gold medal
for personal bravery.
July SI, 1S00, thirty-two years after
tlie act was performed, the War De
partment wrote him a letter, forward
ing him a gold Tncdal, suitably en
graved. In a foot note the commandant of the
division at the time says: "This boy not
alone showed great personal bravery
in going in with his comrades, but when
they fell back he still remained, refus
ing for a time to retreat, and only did
so in the face of the enemy and amid
a perfect storm of shell and bullets."
Mr. Wright, who Is a small man, and
does not look his age, attended tlie re
cent brigade reunion in Jackson. He is
very modest. "It will bo worth some
thing to my relations to look at 100
years or so from now," he said. He
was a member of Company E, First
Presidcnt Lincoln, who greatly enjoy
ed stories about tlie humorous pranks
of soldiers, once told Mr. Noah Brooks
At the close of a severe engagement'
a soldier, badly wounded, was being
carried to the rear, when he espied a
sutler woman hawking some verj
"I say, old lady," called the soldier.
who may have come from a Massachu
setts "shoe town," "are those pies sew
ed or pegged?"
The German language has greati-;
power of combination of words tha l
any other European tongue. By th s
liberal use of the hyphen almost an (
combination may be formed.
OHIO'S WEEKLY 0H0t
BRIEF COMPILATION OF LATFf
ftn Interiitlns Bomnwr of the More Im
portant Doings of Our Kelshbors Wed
dings and Deaths Crlmet, Caanaltlef, ao
nevcial Notes Within the State.
Minor State Items.
Another pioneer is removed by the
death of David MaubCr, aged Sj years, of
Mr. Walter II. Jackson orL'cHefontaine,
was seriously injured by being struck on
the head by a large piece of wood.
Prof. Ilurlbut, of Lane Seminary, is to
be called as assistant pastor of tho First
Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
Willie Muuach nnd Blaine Darnell were
tried for robLery at Manchester. Willio
was bound over in the snm of $150. Blaiuo
Mrs. William D. Triplett of Akron, Is
suffering from concussion of the brain.
A boy on a hallnwe'cn Inrk hber with a
stone on tho head.
Mrs. Eber, aged i5 years, died at New
Kichiiiond from the efhets of being
burned. It is supposed her .dress caught
fire from a wood stove.
Burglars entered the home or Mr. .1
Wren at Bellefontdinc, obta'ninffas their
plunder several suits of clothes aud a
small amount of jewelry '
Con Lynch, a former employe of the C.
II. V. & T., was struck by a train of cars
at Logan and instantly killed, his head
being severed from his body.
George Vanden, colored, of 'Charleston,
W. Va., was drowned off the steamer
Hudson at Ironton while the boat was
landing. The body was recovered.
Bayno Matthews, an old soldier, was
drowned at Marietta. IIo was crossing
the Ohio in a skiff when the steamer Val
ley Belle backed over him and sunk his
George Baker fell from a load of hay at
Spencerville and broke his neck. He was
tying down the boom pole when it broke.
The pole fell, striking a son of Baker,
breaking his leg.
While making an effort to Ret off a
freight train that was going at a rapid ,
rate, Joseph Norris of Piqua, fell under
the wheels and lost 'his life, lie was 23
years old and single.
Judge Walters overruled Abner Brink's
motion for a new trial at Circleville and
sentenced him to ten years in the Peni
tentiary. Brink was convicted of setting
fire to Ueffner's mill.
Alvah Purdy reported to the police at
Akron the other day the loss of 1212. lie
bad the roll of bills in his wallet, which
he placed under his pillow. When he got
np it was gone and there is no clew to the
Three thousand people are attending
the meetings of Syndicate Wilson, the
evangelist, at Wilkesvillc. Five hundred
persons marched through the streets sing
ing revival hymns. There have been 123
Two lads, "Bab" Mumach, aged 15, and'
Blaine Darnell, aged 12, of Manchester,
robbed Chase Seaman of JSOO, and were
uptown soon after buying anything they
wanted, and pretty soon "Bab" was
drunk. They are in jail awaiting trial
At Baneytovvn, near Martln'd Ferry,
in a drunken brawl over tho possession of
an accordion, Peter llort struck Henry
Torpin on tho head and in the back five
times with an ax, making wounds that,
will prove fatal. Both are Hungarian
Tho West Union band wagon was
blown to pieces with dynamite by un
known parties. An attempt was also
made to blow the house of Henry Barnes.
No cause can be assigned for the dastard
HilIeIson& Kaplin, doing business i'l
Sandusky and at Gibsonburg. under the
name of the Manhattan Clothing Com
pany, have failed. The assets are esti
mated at $25,000, liabilities M3,000. Gen
eral depression in business Is assi'ied as
The school in District D, Madison
Township, near Hamilton, has been closed
on account of a mysterious fever. Out of
forty pupils thirty-eight are afflicted with
the strange disease. One. pupil has died.
Much al.irm has Leen caused among the
William Whitten of Yellow Bud, who
was hurt in Circlevihe, about two weeks
ago by the Trego boys of Scioto Town
ship white engaged in a fight, will die
He was struck with a billiard cue and his
skull fractured. Tlie trouble occurred in
G. W. Avery, the man who ha3 been'de
frauding the public in Columbus and in
many other sections of the country by
pretending to be an Odd Fellow, was sen
tenced to live days in jail at the village'of
Reynolds, near Columbus.
Dan Bcdman accidentally shot his
brother, Harvey, at Circleville. Tho boya
were out hunting. They had reached the :
hunting grounds" and were getting out of
their express wagon when tho gun was
discharged, the entire load, taking effect in
young lledman's left hip and thigh.
Fire broke out in the home of Edward
Wiilits, residing neir Pioneer, nearly
cremating the entire family of seven. As
it was, Wiilits' two daughters, aged 12
and 15. were burned to death, and th&
frantic lathe- received several burns him
self in a vain endeavor to save his girls.
Richard J5unn of Chillicothe, whose wife
was sent to the Cincinnati Workhouse a
short time ago by Mayor Waddle, tried to
commit suicide by taking a big dose of
morphine. He was found in time to save
his life. It is supposed that despondency
over his wile's disgraoa drove him to tho
Bobbers entered the office of the Etyrla
Shear Company, located in the second
story of their works, and were at work at
the safe when discovered by Samuel Fos
kett, tho night watchman. Tho three
robbers fired several shots at Foskett and
ho returned the lire. One robber ex
claimed that be was" shot and tho others
took him away. Fo3kett was not injured.-
Mrs. Thomas Smith, colored, living on
Walnut street, Hamilton, has been qnite
ill for some time past. Tho other morn
ing she attempted to end her suffering by
hanging, bhe used a blanket and tried to
strauglo herself, but neighbors interfered
and prevented her from carrying out tha
John McKinney, aged 50, of Buena Vfs
ta, was fatally injured. He and John
Cooper were bringing a load of locust
posts lo town. --McKinney was walking
by the side of the .wagon when a project
ing post struck him on the leg, knocking
lumdown, tho hind wheel passing over
his right leg, crushing tho thish bone.
John Grable, a voung man of London,
was arrested upon a warrant sworn out
by his uncle George W. Thomas, charg
ing him with breaking open a bureau
drawer at Gable's mother's house and
stealing $1.50. Gable was placed under
f 130 Lond.
The grand jury, whicii has just closed,
found indict m -n's against J. II. EssU, S.
W. Mathews and E. A. Ault. ex-Council-men
of Lorain, charging them with ac
cepting a bribe; also against William G.
Hipp, a salesman of the Mass illon Firo"
Brick Company, for otTering a bribe. All
tho above-named parties have given bond,
for their appearance. The case will bo
watched Willi great interest by many cit:
usns of Lorain County.
"Rip'' Mullenix anl Frank Uhrig,
both about 20 ycirs old. were arrested at
Hillboro with a charj, of highway rob
bery placed against tnem. The victim,
William Hr.ggs, a countryman, says the
two boys assailed him, and, beating him
into insensibility, went through his pock
ets and took his money. Uhrig's father-is
a prominent liver, man and saloonist.
Mullen!-, has been in trouble before.
Briggs lies in a critical condition. Mel
lenixand Uhrig were bound over lo the
Probate Court in the sum of $200 on the
charge of assault and battery.
AViltiam Kamin died at Toledo ater
living a week with a I ul let in his brain.
He attempted suicide alter shooting at his
wife and son.
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