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SDVOTED TO THE WELFARE OF MADISON PARISH.
rOL, I. NO. 11. TALLULAH MADISON PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1884,
CREMUi OF' THE NEWS.
A COIPLETI AND OMIPEUBEiyV
RECORD Oi IPORTANT NEWS
3VBM1 OF T1
OarNb y e O~ e dQ Cs
denmared. e. um ean CeOS C
in Tess anMd eeda.
1 begem. .;,.
o Be ,' the well-known anglish dramatist,
Rult Zorilla has been expelled from
Avout K hawa twOr abMldized by the
The French in Tonquin have bombarded
and burned Hung Hoa.
Osman Digna has made proposals for a n
understandlng with the British.
M. Weletski, Russian consul at New
York, is transferred to London.
A beet sugar factory with ,apaelty of 17,
000 tons is to be started in England.
Earl Granville Is preparing a circular to
the powers on the Eyptian question.
Mayor Pillsbury of Minneapolis, issued an
order Sueday closing all the saloons.
The Pope is eaiý to Le prepasing men
eyclint letter naist et eesIcttje..
The Soclalist, Provoosnik, on trial for
high treason, at Vienna, was acquitted.
A freight depot, mill, hotel and several
ether buildings burned at Pensacola, Fla.
Lawrenee Barrett scored a decided success
as Yorick in "Yorick's Love," in London.
Caot. AIf. G. Tuther, a well-knownedti
sen of MHmphis, has mysteriously disap
The English press maintains that Ameri
can laws ought to be changed to reach
The issue of postal cards shows a marked
der 'ase on account of the reduction of let
ter postag. . - .1
Liabilities of Gillesple A Co., the sue
rded East India merchants, will exceed
The new Russian gold loan, which to to be
devoted to railway construction, is £1,
Rlla ,. the French infidel, addressed a
free -thught festival at the College of
Nine business houses of San Francisco
were burned. Los $176,000, Insurance
Jesse Glover killed Humphrey Bunch
sear Carrollton, Mo. They had some di.
emi years ago. .
The loss of tho U. S. and Brazil Mall
teamship company' steamer Retianee is
Cuban afanreverge on anarhy owing to
Sheavy taxation aend reduoed prices of
oterk jil a lilmaul s*rd twed
Osman Digna's conference with the sheiks
friendly so the British failed to produce any
Forrest T. Hines of Evansville, d.,
mistook htis wle for a burigar and shot her.
She may recover.
Corpus Christi has organized special san
Itary measures on account of the prevalence
of malarial fever.
It is again reported that Gen. Gordon is
a prisoner. Communication with Berber by
ada and wLrs t.
Six mp i41t ler d & I44 Wjar
explosion of dynamite at a quarry near
rankIlnaton, N. C.
A party of surveyore we fired on by
qnuarers near Charleston, W. Vs. and one
of them wounded.
The Nova Sootian legislature has extended
the fcanehiee in the saplnlpai eleit4ons to
A fre-damp explosion occurred In a col
liery near Eizaoeth, Pa., killing two men
sad injuring others.
Sume prgres is making towards a traic
agreemen between toe Burliagton and the
Union Pacilo roads.
Heas Geors has saiMlel far Nsw York,
his lecture mloaon in ngland being eon
sldered a great sueces.
Dr. G. B. Tedder, of Little Rook was ar
rested for a murder alleged to have been
committed by hil in 1876.
. re,'s forces haw ompelled sveral
podie of Cubp try! to ptUir, and taere
are plunderag the surrounding country,
but sive no news from Khartoaum.
Ezxportls of attle, hogs, beeut, pork usd
dairy producets last month were only abut
half ases gas s in Mareh 183.
Rumors . mats in eel rate, new issues
of boeads aa'liblii It-ll~b kemeat
had a epresing effeet on the mrket.
Tkhe rumor that Herr von EIsendeker is
to be reealled is deanied. He will probablyI
be Lrsdermd to some other mission.
The Duteh autherlties have blockaded the
Aenensee eoaust to eempel the releas of the
ship's arry emtared some time ago.
enlkhtayg s commeaned a d aed •
nwere a ed-and tht- n wern ti .
The reslgastien e Caal-G.en Badea,
aSt havan, s sueased to arle from some
thdUy e e~ ilh th* ~A~ero expedahln.
Pgmtjs lthl beerm ek s wll be
allowed to Omlpy leand in Fort Smith reser
vatiem, but theesab thskemyreepi
Thtrt~thu thousad vohanes took
sto the Ester asreuvrs, of Britith
. st Pgtsmeath, ~ermmi d Ald,
Abeut , was reallsed fcor the oed
muirers i the sae of the corn sentto
and eanieers, ha struek benase of un
the vnluen o exported bredstnae was $130,. -
6.,W agsais $1stUat~, t . i l amme
slowlr dramnd eN.
t Is un ispate that he Ilnh keep
Aisemm and hot thq am being m.R,.
Srae.s Italy, Lermany, England and the
United iBatme de~ d .large sums from
Hatl fo.damages r.taWned by their ddl.
Robert Stather has been sentenced to four
ars' imprtasnmee at Halifax for making
lse ntres in books of the Dominion
snn deprtmn t.
Madrid n es profes entire conl.
denos that .metcan ioaluene will be ad
Justed with lkidly regard to Spnish later.
eee In the Cuban matter.
England talks of disbanding the Egyptian
army to lighten the financial burden or at
least to make a larger part of the revenue
available for p ym-nt cf the debt.
Marvuis Taleng, the Chinese diplomat,
who has been conducting the negSotaions
with the French relative to thbe Tonquin
troubles has been ralled to Pekin.
The last biah of dynamlter arrested is
expected to ve s informer or two who
t will teab whe r the orgentsation has its
It s popcpd 'thgA Jame FI JJ yad 0.
L. unp be addedto the Wabah execu
tive copemitte, with a view to relieving
Jay Gould of the details of managemert.
The value of exports of breadstufs for
March was $10,448.466, against $17,841,882
In March 1883. The cemparion for nine
mouths sows a falling of of $47,000,000.
As ol o ple In Coles county, In., were
most brutally murdered In bed by a hired
man for no known cause. They were found
with their hqads severed from the bodies.
Frank Kelloy. a barkeeper, of Cincinnati,
struck James Miller on the head with a
loaded revolver, the weapon was dis
charged, Mte bullet struck Charles Larkin,
Two acquaintances at Niagara Falls went
over to Goat island. One hu been found
photthrotgh the head,and the other is sup
poed to have jumped n the river and gone
over the falls. .
Hubbard, the defaulting National bank
cashier of aonmnuth, Ill., has taken ad
vantage of the liberty allowed him for the
purpoee of straightening out the accounts
In the patent ease of Hoe against 8eott,
the United States supreme court decides
that no appeal Is allowed from a decision of
the commasioner of patents to the seeretarv
of the interior.
In the latest conditlons of pesos between
China dud France, as proposed by the lat:er,
China is asked to accept a limited Freach
protectorate over Tol quin. No demand
for Iddemnity is mentioned.
Two Kentacky sheriffs had a Ixht on a
Chesapeake and Ohio train near May'vlle I
for a prlsrer whom both wanted. One
was badly used up and the other carried off
the prisoner and got (0 reward.
The special grad-jfrv to investgate the
Cincinnati riot has been Instructed by the
court to Inquire Into the eharges of jury
fnag and all the causes of the trousle as
well as the actual deeds of violence.
Albert L. Weed, a shirt manaufacturer of
BAltimore, murridd one of his foetoryhirls
lait December. It now appears that Wed
had another wife livigatthe time. He has I
skipped the town and deserted Mrs. Weed I
Aguero has ben cordially received n
some parts of Cubs. Voluateers to the
number of l,40have oined his standard, I
and e has reached the mouatatsous dis
trict, which before has often been the
stroneaghold of the Revolutionists.
The governmsats of England, Francs
Germany, Eusms, Belgium ad the United
States have Informed the Porte that they
will not consent to any abolition of their
commercial rights as projectedin the new
Turkish traif to be put into effect June 6.
Eight convicts in the jail at Gainesville, I
Green County Ark., overpowered the jail. t
r and escaped. In aubeequont ight with t
c4tlseus one of them was killed and three
wounded. Only two escaped. They are
The Prspects or the Crep i Several el the i
The reports from the spring wheat belt of
the Northwest show that there will be little
it any change from the general record of
previous years. In the older states, no- f
tiately Daols ~ Indipa. iand Wiscostin, r
Le a sarled dimnttlon of the area
devoted to this terallb.ut the los thus sms v
taled is compensated for in the elds of "
Dakota, Mipnesota sad Nebraska. A 50 t
er cent.tacrease tr noted it Brown esunty,
bakets, sad o of over 600 per oent. In
Clark county of thsame trritory. A C~n
Ptral Illinois report, on the contrary, habron
isles the sowing of the grain for the sole
purpose of "keeping the bugs from the oth
er crops." Th outlook in Mitnnesota I
seems very emoragl, hiefly In the l
western anwd /bmewesisi serilds, pad it Y
Sdeclared by an athorty ona the subject t
there has never ben a tt berspriag for
seeding wheatthaa the preat one.
SThern tnauaee of prices on the aereage t
Spaereptibly large, awtvoin useations where
gratn is aunarelablerop and wherethe
duemnt of ample remuerationt maust b
alaoe the risk of a mall harvest.
;The rger ad surer prets eneideotto the
of estte sad eor have also, In some
uaers, eased armers to abndon thea
uLUv~ 0no thesmaller ereals. Indeed, a
Sar pring wheat, thatws Bishop
fkhi'e emire, meto "be duality tnk- Ii
in Is eaurse wetwarud.
1review of the reports shorws that the
Ars is maataied at 0 per eat. of the a
polsats heard frem, ad thatU the pt
e iersse sad deease is aboutqually 1
eided between the ethers..
"ONE MORE UNFORTUNATE." .
A Brii Rdmase Thait Ede i I th River.
The pollee o l, Ill., hav.enctyy q
osahs delowam bt tb womann taoh Illins
lver anday afternn. They ey y to m ot
i mulato, but a white p, phps
Ibtali. Tm wemn wh was drownedis
thQ d htey of rils and respebisle pa- b
ents, residing ear B·raah, G., who b
was maurried at seventeen years of age, left *
with her husband fr Bt. nLis, where the
latter died, slnetwbtip se hp h oes as
the bed. Her mds nam e was Ge. Her
husbad's name is not kow, but It is
hewas a Jew. He prmts reetly
a nrer twa hsnearese , anda
deWdiye had lemsded I In the woeubeuss
eotPee , ad and rrnelnr her to
dped h ei *ws )el-n.dIhad
AT THO CAPITOL
r WAT OUV PUBLIC 51TAI A
DOING THAT WK SOILD INOW
VAIOUS ITEMS !ROM TEL D.
The Danville riot investigation progresses
Lieut. Col. Brotherton and Maj. Edward Ball
have been placed on the retired last.
The demand for postal cards continues to
show a decrease on aoccouat of the reduction
in letter postage.
A new set of charges against Comptroller
Knox has been made by a committee of the
shareholders of the Pacific Bank. Boetoi.
The chairman of the Cunard company says
the passage of the shipping bill now pending
in parliament would place English shipping at
a disadvantage as compared with that of for
A. J. Evans, U. S. attorney for the Western
district of Texas, was examined before the
Springer committee, and advocated a change
from the fee system to salaries for U. S. At
torneys and Marshals.
By an order of the Secretary of the Interior,
persons now occupying tracts of land within
the Fort Smith reservation can remain, pend.
ing legislation, but further settlement thereon
will not be permitted.
President Arthur has Issued an executive
order, expressing the desirability of exhibits
from all the departments of the government
at the Cotton Centennial Exposition to be held
in New Orleans next December.
The Navy department has been informed
that a rumor prevailed at St Johns, N. F., that
that the Greely party had been rescued from a
mass of floating Ice by the crew of a whalin i
schooner. In a communication on the subject
the United States Consul at St Johns says the
report is not believed there.
The Senate committee on judiciary reported
adversely on the bills introduced by Senators
Bayard, Mitchell and Lapham respectively, to
provide for the relief of the Supreme Court of
the United States, and submitted instead the
Davis bill, to provide for the establishment of
a Court of Appeals as it passed the Senate last
year, with some slight amendments.
The House committee on revision of the laws
has unanimously agreed to report Represent
ative McMillin's bill to amend the internal
revenue laws. The measure reduces the time
within which persons may be prosecuted for
violations of the internal revenue laws from
fve to two years. The bill was recommended
by both Secretary Folger and Commissioner
John W. Pearce, Liberian Consul at New r
leans, passed through Washington en route to
Liberia. His visit there is for the purpose of
procuring samples of products of that country
to exhibit at New Orleans. He called at the
State Department and obtained his passports
and letters intended to facilitate the object
of his journey. He sailed from New York on
The Supreme Court of the District of Colum
bha, sitting in bane, decided, in the patent case
of Hoe vs. Scott, that there was no appeal to
the Secretaryof the Interior from the decision
of the Commissioner of Patents. The custom
of entertaining such appeals sprung up dur
ing Secretary Kirkwood's administration, and
has continued down to the present time, the
records showing that many of the decisions of
the Commislsioner have been reversed by the
The values of the exports of domestic cattle,
hogs and beef. pork and dairy products, for
March, 1884, were $5,610,96; same month in
168, $610,484,mS; for three months ended March
S1, 1884, $21,6657.5, against $31,05,190 for the
corresponding period last year. Beef and pork
preduats for Ave months ended March 81, 1864,
$8,41,000, against $48,648,900 for the same time
in 1B8. Dairy products for 11 months ended
March 31, 1s4, s1,83049., against 1s,09oa8,8
for the corresponding months in 1888.
TahUiDAt, Aran. 10.
BsarAa.-In the Senate a commmunioatiou
from the Secretary of the Treasury was read
recommending an appropriation of $175,0o0 for
a new revenue cutter for Alaskan waters. The
.blll to bridge the Mississippi river at St. Louis
was reported favorably. Consideration of the
naval bill was resumed, and an amendment
adopted increasinr to w0, 060 the apprbpr
tion for guns for the new cruisers. Objection
was made to the committee amendment
providin for the construction of additional
omrasere oe the aound that a separate bill for
that purpose had alredy passed the Senate
Housa.--n the House a substitute was re
rdfor the bill reltiang to the election of
nt and Vlee PresIent. After some
skirmishing the House again went into oom
mittee on bills for erectionof publice buildIngs.
New Albany Chattanootla, and Auusta,
Me., were tlhe favorni localitics tavorable
reeommendatieas being made for buildings
;".eAY, APmaL 14.
Skxss.--la the Seate bills were trodno
ed: To amend the act relating to the adulter
atou ofntea: to authoels John C. Premont to
be placed on the army retired list with the
r ea oMdo General; to forfeit certaln
North*rn Paifdc lands. The naval bill was
taken up, and the amendment pmroidimrfor
the ounstruction of seven steel crumisers was
ag•es to, as were the other committee
amendments. An item of 010.000 for a un
fouandry s bserted, and a clause direci
the Searetary of the Navy to reottotl
next oanres s plan or sn armord veral of,
aheortion bll Twedvsslf
HoRi.-In the ose a meslutloa wse
adopted direetlalng the committe onsm ur t
use to report a btlitoresllOurseoims
Mane for xpses incurred in quaraetine
meaues to kup otfot and moathd~sase.
as. ci bil ome e d bthe cammtt en
labor. A bill wa Introd sd t the
Supremelout, and one tol • oa l
pmIapSOS bill e s zt~s. Dienict bui/
aes was disassed ti urol-aUl ahowed ao
ecafrm ya having been udo ed g as,
briel coalerao of the ioux eeradekn
bill, the bnkpcybi was taken up, and
Rousa.--Te oaroe, In eoammttee of the
to take up the tariff bid, and Mr. |orr
WmaSrDT, APunur N
asuE .-la te Searste abillw otatadel
tormleve the ammud ci tg ene.l
Thea hll tno rdea theie 8 resrvatio petsli
• hl~ ,s t
Hosa.--In the Homso Mr. Russell spoke in
opposition to the tart! bill. He was followed
by Meesrs. Blount, ClSe and Jones of Arkan
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY.
Movement Leoking to The Establilsksat et a
Nome for Disabled Coeuederates.
New York Dispatch.
1L As I '- nown Gen. Grant would not
preside as *the Confederate Home" meet.
ing in Cooper Uniea, owing to disability,
the large ball was sct erowded, as it other
wise would have beas, yet fully 1,500 per
r sons were present sad euthusiaatle'for the
a success of the movement. Corporal Tanner,
of Brooklyn, presided, and the exercises
e began by the bsad playing "Dixie."
r Many letters of regret were read. Gen.
t Hancock sent assuranoe of his very best
Swishes and efforts for success. Gen. Bris
tow promised his support. Dr. Talmage
also sent a letter of sympathy with the
movement in lieu of his presence. Gen. J.
B. Gordon made the speech of the evening.
He began thus:
SeaPs or oQil. GORDON.
As an ex-Confederate soldier who sur
rendered his arms and forers to your great
captain at Appomatox Court House, Va., I
greet you with pleasure selncere and pro.
found. Te caue cause whlch brings us here is
worthy the men whose herasm in the late
war thrilled the world with astonishment
I and admiration. It is a movement by brave
and magnanimous victors to protect, shel
I ter and befriend the disabled and suffering
t of their valliant, though vanquished breth.
ren. It is to make practical, to give form
and direction and scope to an impulse con
ceived in the noblest minds, born of brave
and generous hearts, Inspiled by god-like
charity, and which is destined to exert a
power for good on the future of this reunited
country, restatlesu, measureless, enduring.
This Government, my countrymen, in its
efforts upon those now living and those who
are to come after us, is worth more to this
country than all resolutions of political
platforms or parties, more than all appeals
by eloquent lips for a restoration of section
al qoeord and American fraternity, for it
is Northern hearts' own eloquence addressed
to Southern hearts' own sensibilities. It is
a brotherhood accomplished. It obliterates
passion; it touches, softens and unites all
hearts of all our people, and will bind them
together in a bond of brotherly affection-
slncere, strobg sad immortal. To under
stand that the signalcenem of this movement
unsolicited and spostaneous, Ii not exag
gerated, it i suMdcient to know that it re
oylves the sanction and co-operation of
brave men of the Federal army, from its
great ex-oommsader, whose fame ills all
continents down to the humblest private
who himself, maimed sndaoogd is ready to
contribute to this cause t te small pea
sloe paid by the Governmet. It remins
only to add that tht among the blesslngs
which have resulted from our great confldct
which are common to all is the courage and
discipline of soldier eltiseoship. The ehiv.
alry and martial spirit, love and ory, of
honorable and intrepid character. The
seorn of meanness sad basenees of eow.
ardies. The courage to strike a braver
blow ffr right than say power dare strike
for wrong. The assured greatness ad
beaeficene of our eommon eountry, the
South and the North, as one gret army
marching to a common glory sad under a
common lg the emblem of a Union, one
and Io epnle."
Gen. was frequently interrupted
by applause in the course of his address,
anad vociferously cheered as he osed.
Geon. Geo. A. Sheridsa made a charater
istic spoeh, and was followed by Gen.
lcrd sn ad Judge Tourge. It was
stated that Florida hedvoted $1.800 for the
home and that Chairman Tanner had
raised a like um. Many Confederate and
Federal soldiers were on the stage.
Still Stabber s IResisting the Sitmp Tax-
Other Mexsen Toplgs.
Crr or ,izco, Mex., Dispatch: There
tois no abstement to the feelHrg ased by the I
onerous stamp tax sad the strets havse a
deserted sir. The spurrt show by the mer
chants here has spread, and reports reeiv
ed show that the busines men ot cther clt
tes of the rep::ble are assumlng the sme
determlned attltude regardin the oppresive
Abillpaeuedto a seconad readingin the
Seaute repeallg the stamp set, but whabt its
turther progress will be es omly bhe guessed
at. The Government is apparely not in
sympathy with this measure of reli.
truoa En CxIcrLATIox.
It is rumored that the Government pro
pos to demlare the couare of the mr-.
chants in dag their stores revolautionary,
md to force them to resumo buaines. An
other Iruor is to the effet thsat all mer
ehsats who persist in kplig their stores
doeld will have their lienesa revoked, anad
that the GovermenMt will mtake them pay
havily rb the privilege of reopeaag. In '
Vers Cn every plasn d buoim was dles. I
ed, induding behre, provisei dealern sad
others at asetoe by the stamp ta.
OThr M ascw aws.
Coemual Gmneral Strother and famil 151t1
for the United Sltates by the MEa sa
trsal. TheCoasl Gneral has three monath'
easve t absenme, sad goes to Deaver end 1
The State of Zasteem s a esmeeslmm
to the larms Gallado lrad, fro the
MIes Ctral, thsh-ld ee Ortalg, RiCo i
The reat new o nth e p e she Nenseu
There casto aesm o overantesh.
Nexttoihe Preeldentof the Unitedi
States the bet-paid Federal aoicial jle
the oerk of the 8Sprem Court.
To waitupa the 7Oeentoe there are
242 employc mot counatig the police0
tbseme and liburlas.
There are several poatofficeean the
country at which the sna l lary of
the poetmatner sealy P1. 1
PI'uuylvnnln has a larger number of 3
poet nd.as than s other Slte.
'RPos lalrds se the geveermest 541
ses s 4d . l1 . thaued, 1
The Drift of Public Sentiment as Expressed
at the Polls and Primaries.
The entire temperance ticket was elected at 1
In the Republican county convention which i
met at Wilmington, O., Blaine had 44 votes and I
Sherman 87. I
Wm. H. Robertson and James W. Rusted
were elected delegates to the Republican Na- I
tional convention from the twelfth New York (
The Republicans of Winnebago county, Ill., I
elected twelve Logan and Oglesby delegates
to the state convention, and instructed for
Sumner for State Senator.
J. R. Ewing and James E. Sayers have been
selected as delegates to the National Republl
can convention from the 21st Pennsylvania
district, and instructed for Blaine.
The Democratic Members of Cpngress from
the Pacific Coast visited Gramercy Park on
Monday, and held a conference with Mr.
The Republicans of the eighth Congressional
district of Pennsylvania elected S. R. Deppon
and Frank S. Livergood delegates to the Na
tional convention, and Instructed for Blaine C
The third Illinois distrlet convention selected
Congresemen George R. Davis and Jno. It.
Wheeler as delegates to the Republican Na- I
tional convention, with Charles R. Plants and t
A. J. Snell as alternates. No instructions. Z
The executive committee of the Republican I
Whig party of Georgia has issued a call for a c
convention to meet May I, for the nomination
of candidates for State offcers and Presiden- I
At the Lancaster county, Pa., Republican e
primaries the extraordinary vote of nearly t
17,000 was polled. Indications favor the nomi
nation of John A. Hiestand, proprietor of the
Examiner, for Congress, over the present
The Austin county, Tex., Republicans held a
convention and elected a strong Arthur dele
gation to the State convention, which meets
on the 19th at Fort Worth. A resolution in
dorsing Arthur's administration was unani- i
Senator Riddleberger and Congressmen John
D. Wise and Benj. S. Hooper, all Readjusters, e
visited Blaine in Washington and were closet- t
ed with him for a considerable length of time. I
This is Interpreted to mean that the Readjuster s
leaders lean towards Blaine. b
A petition has been prepared at Pittsburg, I
Pa., and will be presented to the trades unions b
for indorsement, setting forth that working- i
men have not been beneited by the tarif, but c
have suffered a horizontal reduction of 10 and
20 per cent in wages, and praying oongress to
enaet only such a "erif law as will insure a
just division of benefits.
The Tarrant county. Texsq. }tepuh-il.an con
vention met at Fort Worth. The whites secureda
th eker of tke convesto, but helag us
able to control matters, belted with the offiers t
leaving the negroes alone. Both conventions
send delegations to the State convention. t
Before the split resolutions were adopted for
free grass and indorsing Arthur.
The temper of the business men of Kansas a
City, Mo., has been sounded on the question e
of next President. On the Republican side
Blaine was the favorite, with Arthur next. d
Edmunds and Logan had a few supporters. ft
Lincoln was almost unanimously the choice
for second:plaoe. On the Democratic side,
Tilden was unquestionably far in advance of
At the Republican convention at Erie, Pa.,
Josephb Johnston and B. W. Bohols were elected I
delegates from the 3sth congressional district n
to Chicago. L. B. Woods was chosen elector.
A resolution was passed indorsing Hon. L. I.
Watson of Warren, for Congressman-tLarge.
The Chicago delegates were first selected by a
popular vote on a pledge to support Blaine
and Lincoln. The Congressional distrlot is
overwhelmingly for Blaine.
At the Ottawa county, Kas., convention at
Anderson delegates were elected to Junc- b
tion City on the Slst of May. TheyareW. L.
Harvey, A. B. March, S. K. Malters and H. C. 4
Hull. To Topeka the delegates elected are R.
F. Thompson, F. M. Sexton and W. B. Davis.
To Concordia the delegates are A. Gilbert,
C. L. Ackley, Joseph Smith. and T. E. Harley. is
Alternates were chosen. The majority of the ft
convention were in favor Blaine for President
nad Lincoln for Vice President.
At the Maverick county, Texas. Republican
convention, great unanimity prevailed. Res
olutions weare adopted advising a thorough
tate organisation of the party durlng the B
coming cmpaign, and an active, aggressive S
policy. J. M. Olbbs sad L N. Lane werae elect- H
ed delegates to the convention at Port Worth. F
They were uninstructed, but they are pro
nased Arthur men, and resolutions were 0
adopted indortang the adminstration and p
LUNATICS IN ALABAMA.
As Asylum that nu Barned its Strait- R
Jackets ad Gmveras Only by Kdness.
New York Bun. .
TUocuA.ooea, Ala.-Th Sun reoetly
aasounsod that a committee had been ap.
pointed to tnvestgate the abuses tn the
Uti a lunate asylum. It may Interest New
York people to how that the AlabamuaI
- as8ylum Ia this eity Is bebeved by many L
persons competent to judge to be the best
ersa --td tmae asylum In tohe eeuatry.
Its earrendlnos are beautiful, ad It is
more like a obraa nhome than a asylum.
The supsrintedet is Dr. P. Bryeo, sad It
istothewet kMndnes whlh be adopted
sttb begnig that is due his remarkable~
onsses In the masnament of so0 ptients. u
The buildilsa are almost ptalaal. All
SmodenturoW m hae bee ntno.
dusd. The gas is made on the premise
hm the seal tain froma mae onthe
grounds owned by the asylum. Th bulld
s are heated by steam sad suppiled with F
hot oand cold wate. Each ward has its
dInlng-room, bath-reom, corridors ad a •
bsy window 8l feet aross, In which there
are beautiful exotles, singing birds and C
.wel-stoed aquarlia. The chambers, with
their rustle furnituare, pretty mottoes anad
other adoraments, are far more Ivting
than ordinary hobetel rooms.
No mehauniseal restraint is used witbh the
patients. Dr. Bryce burned the strait- P
Iacets twenty year ago. N punishment
s permise, ad f theo unro ar anot lked
bythe paema s thre is god euse sr a
-he sgeass, the m sums sws 6
Patients are sometimes brought to the
asylum tied or manacled, and are enticed
into the building by being told it is a hotel
or something of the kind. But they ar
promptly released by the doctor who tells
them the truth. He informs them that they
are in an Insane asylum, and have come to
be cured, and It they will submit to medical
treatment and comply with the rules of the
Institution they will get well. They are
then taken to a room, placed in charge of a
nurse, anid, after a quiet rest, are allowed
to mingle with the other patients. Not
withstanding thegreatliberty allowed, there
has been but one homicide or suicide in the
establishment In twenty years.
Reveille i sounded at 6 o'clock. Halt an
hour afterward the food cars take the meals
to the different wards. The dining tables
are covered with spotless linen, shlining
glass tastily-folded napkins. and bright
flowers. After breakfast the prayer-bell
rings and the patients are taken to a beauti
ful chapel. Both the superintendent and
is wife are idolised by the patients. At
their approach faces are wreathed in smiles,
and well may they be, for the patients are
treated by them as sick children who need
only sympathy and encouragement: and
this is given without stint. Those who have
attended prayers in a good many college
chapels say they never witnessed better con
duct there than in this chapel.
After prayers the work bell rings. The
utmost importance is attached as a remedial
agent to systematic occupation. The pa
tients are compelled to do nothing that is
not congenial. All kinds of work are pro
vided. There are work-shops for the me
chanieally Inclined, and there Is a farm and
garden for those who prefer that kind of
labor. The women assist the attendants to
keep the house in order. Every article of
clothing Is made by the attendants and pa
tients. Sewing-machines worked by water
power, so as not to fatigue, are used. Some
of the women affect only faney work, others
knitting or quilt patching. They soon fnd
out that it is not the thing to be idle, and
unless ill, are ashamed to be unemployed.
They havesewing bees, knitting bees, and
many other devices to make the time pass
On every pleasant afternoon the nurses
take the patients out to walk In the grounds
of the asylum, and often beyond. For
those who are feeble large airing courts are
provided. For their amusement every pos
sible arrangement is made. They have
base ball and croquet grounds. Indoors
they have a bowling alley, skating rink and
billiard tables. In the amusement hall
they have a stage and scenery for plays,
charades and tableux, in which the ooers
assist. Twice a week they have dancing.
The editor of the newspaper which is edited
and printed by the patients says of dancing:
'This is an amusement particularly adapted
t- the itsane." Stereoptic exhibitions,
concerts,' ebates, reeitations-all in turn
help to mske the TretnSpi ,delightful.
On Suadjay'hey have preaching by eai
the city pastors, and in the afternoon a ser
vice of song. Their newspaper is called
the Meteor. It does not appear with much
ret ularity. Speeimena have been asked for
from every part of the country, and even
from Europe. Upon failureof the paper to
appear at the regular time the editor re
cently said in his editorial:
"As the law governing the movements of
other meteors has never been expounded, I
do not feel it incumbent on me to account
for the irregularity of the asylum Meteor."
Algater nStek as a Dalaty tn Florida.
It was brought to the table and looked
like fried bees. The writer tackled it
manfally and cleared his plate. Com
modore Root did like wise. Dr. Buckley
sniffed daintily and examined it very
carefully and made the fatal plunge. Col
Welsh was the most reluctant, but after
mature deliberation and a stong effort of
will he swallowed a mouthful and be
came a duly installed member of the Al
ligatorBriade. In taste it much resem
bles the black beas, a little drier and a
slight degree stronger, in fact, if placed
upon the table as fish, but fen could de
A convention of cattle dealers will he held
in St. Louis, Nov. 17, for the purpose of
forming a natlonal association.
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Hoo--Live.................... 4 500
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Doseog-N~iling........... 10 DIei
Bnuuva-Chooe toanoey..... em00
-Good prtme....... 4 5 o
-Native cows......... 4 15 4 a
--ex sseers......... 4 8
Ro-Cmmon to select ..... 7 00
Swmar-........ .............. 850 S e
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TRAIN-Wh.i;..; G IN tiOh:.
A Rail Removed from a Bridge and
the Train Precipitated Into the
Two Coaches and a Sleeper Hurled Down an
Embankment-The Engineer Killed-De
velopments in the Panhandle Disaster.
Da3 ton, 0.. Dispatch.
One of the most fiendish crimes that has
ever occurred in this country was perpetra
ted on the Dayton and Xenia Division
of the PInbandle Road, about four
miles this side of Xenia and one mile west
r,f Beaver's Station. The nglht express,
which arrives in this city from Richmond at
9 o'clock, was wrecked at the Miami R ver
bridge at the point designated, resulting in
the loss of life and keavy damage to the
railroad company. Train No. 207, consist
ing of engine, baggage car, two coaches and
sleeper, pulled out of the Union Depot
at 9.10 and forty minutes later formed
a scene of ruin the extent of which
is difficult to contemplate. The train was
In charge of Conductor Steve Pierson and
manned by Engineer John Thomas of Xenia,
Fireman John O'Connell and George Coop
er, baggage-master, of the same place, and
an express messenger named Smith. Of
these the engineer was killed instantly,being
buried beneath his engine, and was taken
frout it horribly mangled and seclded.
None others except the conductor were fa
tally injured. At the time of the accident
the train was running at the rate of thirty
miles an hour, when, without signal or
warning of danger, the disaster occurred.
It occurred et the end of the bridge, which
is a heavy structure u)t feet long and some
thirty feet above the water. The cause of
the accident could be easily seen by the ab.
sence of a rail on the west end of the bridge.
It was clearly the Intention of the miscreants
who planned the crime to heave the enti.e
train headlong into the deep water below
TIHROtUGH TIlE BRIIDIC.
In this they were partially frustrated, for
only the engine and tender went through
the bridge, while the remainder of the train
was thrown from the track down a steep
embankment thirty feet high. The baggage
car rolled almost into the water but was
crushed by the shock. The Panhandle and
Narrow-Gauge have parallel tracks throagh
the bridge, and the half used by the former
is unprotected by girders. A rail was re
moved, so that the engine fell squarely with
its side upon the narrow-gauge track and
crushed through the iron and beav- '"-her
th lie in a heap or ruins at the u,... .a
this mass of iron the engineer lost his life
while holding to the throttle. Fireman
O'Connell went down In the wreck with
him, and when taken out by rescuers was
terribly scalded and mangled. He was
taken to his home in Xenla, where he ree
ognized folks but soon after became un
conscious and can not live. The bleeding
remains of the engineer were also removed
to Xenia. where an agonized wife awaited
the news from the wreck. The baggage car
lay on the north side of the track and is
crushed out of all semblance of a car. Bag.
gagemaster Cooper and Express MNenseage
Smith were seated in this car at the time of
the accident. How they escaped instant
death is a wonder. Both were b4ly Inta
jured, and it is thought that the former can
act survive. Behind the baggage ar, in a
crushed and battered line, lie the eosehes
and the sleeper where they rolled from the
track, all turned on the sides, andehattered
from end to end.
How the passengers, thirty-Ave na aum
ber, escaped with their lives is a mystery.
Many of them were slightly et and braised,
but none seriously, so far as could be senr
tained. There were no Dayton people on
board. and as soon as a relief train arrived
from Xenal all were removed to that plne.
The Narrow-Gauge is a heavy sa erer. The
track for a distancea of twenty feat sle de
troyed. A portion of its balf etf the bridg~e
is completely broken through, and it will
require several days to repair it. The P]h
shandle will be able to save Ilttle but broken
and twslted Iron. Skinner, Superntandent
of the Little Miami Divlieo of the Pan
handle; A. T. Lee, Chief Dispateher, of
Xenla, and others, were on the ram ad
expressed themaelves to your correspondent
as sttised tat the wreck wra the work of
-enda who were prompted ether by malie
or an intention to rob pnsengere. Had
they moved the rail further aloan the
bridge it is quite probable tbhat no life would
have been saved. The rail must have been
displaced between the hours of 6 and 9
o'clock in the nlght, as the weat-bound
Xlenia Expres pssedthis poaint at 8 o'eloek.
Every elort will be made by th railed
authorities to ferret out sad punish the
ermlnals, sad the publle will let tihem.
There sn now he no denbt that the Pa
hbadle wreek was the work tof a ae w
who had a gradge against th red. De
tective John Murphy, of Columbs, who is
here, was met by your correspemdest, and
stated that very Indiscatonl peiats to thisL
on- iomnd . The rail wldch wreedd th
train was losened by the spiwkes bela
drawn from the ouatside. It was evidently
doe by saexpeo eneed rdleedme. To-day
there is a lew to tbh mae, who is deseled
a- about m yea old, heavy e and wmrflg
a dark mustache, who mam seen about the
place of the wreek a shbost tim befo it ee
earred. He broke lnto the tool-bouse newr
the bridge, sad with the implements se
cured there looseaed the raill. The toole
were found in the woods, 100 yards from the
sceae of the wreck, covereda wth leaves,
etc. It is supposed that he came totha
city. There is an intimation that the wreck
is the work of Nuarrow-Gause strikers i
this city, but there is no proof to lindiate
the truth of it.
Frester, matl weigther who was on bcard,
states that he beUievee te wreck chargable
to track repairers, who foled to fasten the
bolts in the ralls lastevenisg, but his theory
la not neerally supported. He says tha'
he realized ea the tistant that the train ms.
off the track, and warned a passenger sittine
with him to '"Look out, we are got"a
over." It wae the worst pls. on the dt
vlin, eroepting the Dayton ar.r. Wester&