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A lively game of base-ball was played
in Savannah, Ga., the other day. One
of the players had a leg broken by a
baae-rannor knocking him down and
falling upon him ; another had his nose
broken by a foul-tipped ball, lfle
scarcely any of the players escaped with
out, a hurt or braise of some sort
Teb New York Timet contains ad ar
ticle en authenticated cases of extra
ordinary longevity in that city, and
gives a list of ninety-one persons 100
years old and upward who have died in
New York during the last ten years.
Over fifty of these old folks were born
in Ireland, and twenty-five were colored.
Two of them attained the extraordinary
-age of 113 years. The majority of these
people died of old age. The most of
them were widowed at the time of death,
but several left partners surviving, and a
lew had never married.
One of the strongest points made by
the opponents of capital punishment in
the Pomeroy case is based on the testi
mony of Dr. Walker, Superintendent of
the Insane Asylum at South luston, who
testifies emphatically that Pomeroy is
insane and irresponsible. His reason for
thinking so is that Jessie is not truthful,
and he lays down the general rule that
insane people are not truthful. Com
menting upon this, a contemporary sug
gests that it would be a good, plan to
have the doctor examine some of the
witnesses in the Brooklyn case. Per
haps he would find some of them insane.
A promthtno young man has just met
1 mf" nntimel-y death at Somerville, Term.
His name was Oscar Barton. Although
but eighteen years old, this bright youth
had in his brief career Jslain no less than
three men. He met his match at last in
the shape of a one-armed shootist named
Tom Doyle, and died like his victims
with his boots on. Tom emptied the
leaden contents of a double-barreled
shot-gun and two barrels of a navy Colt
into the body of the gentle Oscar, and
he had barely time to utter the .stereo
typed "I'm shot" ere his spirit winged
its flight to the land where shot-guns,
revolvers, and bowie-knives are un
known. The inevitable squabble over a rich
nnn'o wnll land luunin in Tif ll"f "MV
. B. Ward, dying a few months ago,
eft a fortune of $5,000,000, and the fu
neral was hardly over before the heirs
began to quarrel about the bequests.
"One relative, who had received $10,000,
said he deserved ten times that amount,
and gave notice that he would contest
the will. The Michigan Legisla
ture has passed an amendment
to the present law relating to the settle
ment of estates, so as to do away with
he special administrator who may now
be appointed to take charge of the estate
until it is settled, and, instead, to give
. the executors control.
The death of the two aeronauts in
Trance, which .seems to have resulted
from the extreme rarefaction of the air
at the height (26,000 feet) to. which they
ascended, gives a warning to aeronauts
that any distance beyond 20,000 feet is
dangerous. At the previous ascension
of the Zenith, although it did not attain
SO """St ft frf"'fT1lfi "f rfla jnarty-Jmf-
"tored from dizziness, and two of the
pigeons were found dead in the cage,
, while the third was almost lifeless. Mr.
Glaisher ascended to the height of 35,-
000 feet, whereupon he became insensi
ble and his assistant nearly so, and it
was only by promptly opening the valve
that the latter saved their two lives. The
brothers Schlanginweit climbed to a
height of 22,259 feet on one of the peaks
of the Himalayas, and they describe their
Bufferings as very intense.
Capt. Hall, of the Coast Survey,
who has been stationed three years in
Alaska, has addressed to the Commis
sioner of Education at Washington an
elaborate account of the country and its
inhabitants. He reports that little prog
ress has been made in any direction since
that, northern province came into our
hands, and that the condition of educa
tion is especially discouraging. The
present condition of the natives is less
favorable than it was under the Bussian
"pguStiC apt.'HMl gues So fur as tofr-j
timate that there is in Alaska no civil
law, no government, no redress for in
jury, no protection for whites or natives,
and no punishment for crime. An of
fender against the Bevenue law can be
seized and sent 2,000 miles for trial, but
the murderer of a revenue officer could
not lie punished. Capt. Hall pronounces
the AlimVa Commercial Company a more
powerful monopoly than the old Bussian
company, and says that the natives are
practically the slaves of that company,
without protection or redress.
Lexington and Concord, Mass., cele
brated on the 20th of April, in fitting
manner, the centennial of the event
which made them historic. The two
quiet old New England towns never in
all their history, not even on the day
whose 100th anniversary they celebrated,
had seen so much enthusiasm and ex
citement, such great crowds of people
ana so many demonstrations of joy.
George William Curtis at Concord and
Bichard H. Dana at Lexington rehearsed
in glowing terms the memories of the
past, and impressed upon their hearers
the lessons they conveyed. In these and
in all the speeches upon the occasion
'there breathed a spirit of love for the
old Union, reverence for the heroes in
whose blood it was cemented, and pa
triotic devotion to the cause of liberty
and human righto. The century of
formation and organization began with
Lexington and Concord, As we pass
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VOL. VIII.--N0. 26.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 418;
AST w w1 w
over now into a ronna 01 centennial
commemorations, may it .prove that the
second century of peace and good will
and fraternal accord has begun where
the first shot was fired in the struggle
The President has appointed David D.
Taylor Postmaster at Cambridge.
Guido Marx, the new Mayor of Tole
do, is an Israelite.
Sergeant "Boston" Corbett, who
shot J. Wilkes Booth, is making' hats in
a Cleveland hat store.
' These is not a mile of railway, turn
pike or telegraph within the boundaries
of Monroe county, in this State.
Jesse Duv all's cotton mills, at Zanes
ville, were damaged by fire last week
to the extent of $25,000 ; insured for
$15,000 in Eastern companies.
The sentence of John Johnson, the
Cleveland murderer of a brother Swede,
who was to have been executed, has been
commuted to imprisonment for life.
There is a lawyer in Akron, who,
when he wishes to quote from the Mo
saic law, says: "Now, your honor, I
will read from the Egyptian reports."
The Ohio State Convention of TJniver-
salisto will be held in Columbus, on
Tuesday, the third day of June, and con
tinue in session until the' Sunday night
The body of John J.' Hockenschmidt,
of Toledo, the German cooper who dis
appeared two weeks ago, has been found
in the river. It is supposed he walked
off the dock while intoxicated.
The Cleveland Plaindealer has pre
sented the chair and table used by Charles
Browne (Artemus Ward), when connect
ed with that paper, to the Cleveland
Samuel Ambubgh, a clothing dealer,
who has been in business at Columbus
twenty years, made an assignment the
other day. TTi assets amount to about
$3,000, and his liabilities to about
At Millersburg, the suit of James
French against the Cleveland, Mount
Vemon and Delaware Bailroad Com
pany, for the loss of an arm by the
cars when an employe of the road, has
resulted in a decree of $8,000.
The Cincinnati Infirmary Superintend
ent has struck a sure-cure for body
snatching, which should be generally
adopted, especially in Chicago -and
around Ann Arbor, Mich. He proposes
to plant a can of nitro-glycerine in each
The title to forty acres, in the heart of
the city of Columbus ha3 been claimed
by parties in Kansas City, Mo., but the
present occupants do not pay much re
gard to the claim. Other parties in
Cameron, Ohio, bring forward a claim to
the ground on which the State House is
Bishop Bedell will start soon on a
foreign trip for the benefit of his health.
He will remain abroad till October, stay
ing most of the time in Switzerland. He
places his salary at the disposal of tha
standing committee of the diocese, for
the purpose of obtaining services during
his absent-- - , -
In the libel suit of J. F. Young against
the Cleveland Plaindealer, a verdict was
rendered in the United States Court
awarding plaintiff $2,250 damages.
Young sued for $20,000 in consequence
of articles published in the Plaindealer
in April, 1874, charging him with having
robbed his own store for the purpose of
defrauding his partner and creditors.
The Plaindealer's information was re
ceived from detectives and others con
nected with the police department.
The sixth nnnnal convention of the
United States Bailroad Mutual Life In
surance Association was held at Cincin
nati on Thursday. Beports show twenty-six
death assessments during the year,
amounting to $480.07, nnd a debt of
$838. The election resulted in the
choice of Franklin F airman, of the Till
nois Central road, as President. The
convention will meet in Philadelphia
next year on the third Wednesday in
The " Geghan " law adopted by the
last Legislature, securing to all religious
denominations equal opportunities of re
ligious services in public institutions,
was practically tested in Cleveland on
Sunday before last. The Board of Di
rectors of the Workhouse in that city
previous to the passage of the bill had
considered the subject, and decided that
Protestants and Catholics should have
the same privileges in the institution,
bnt that the latter should not be per
mitted to erect an altar or have confes
sion in the building. The Geghan bill
having become a law, the Directors were
obliged to recede from this position and
to allow the celebration of mass. Ac
cordingly, on -Sunday morning last, a
movable altar was placed in the chapel,
and all the ceremonies of the Catholic
worship were observed. All the inmates
attended the services, though none of
them were compelled to do so. It is
said that five-eighths of them were pro
fessed Catholics. In the afternoon the
altar was removed and a Protestant ser
vice held under the auspices of the
Young Men's Christian Association,
Two Sunday-schools were also estab
lished, and the boys were taken into
either according to their preference.
They are not, however, allowed to be
long to both, or to change their choice,
now or hereafter, during their residence
at the Workhouse. Twenty boys joined
the Bom an Catholic school, and sixty
three the Protestant,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The Chicago pedestrian, O'Le&ry, has just ac
complitihed at Philadelphia the extraordinary
feat of walking 116 miles in 23 hours and 8
minutes. This is the best time on record.
A serious collision occurred Monday last on
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, near Wash
ington, by which nine persons were' badly in
jured, and several slightly. Both engines and
a number of. cars were demolished by the col
lision. A lawsuit involving property valued at $G0,
000,000 has been commenced at New York by
the heirs of what is known as the Waldron
estate, granted to Baron Besalvent Waldron by
Gov. Stuyvesant, in 1651. The lands In dispute
have been reclaimed from the waters of the
harbor by the city authorities.
The imposing ceremony of conferring the
beretta, or red cap, on Cardinal McClcekey took
place on Tuesday last, at St. Patrick's Cathedral
in New York city. The attendance of church
dignitaries was very numerous, and the services
of a most solemn and impressive character.
The spectators were so densely packed that they
could not even kneel. The special envoy of the
Pope delivered his message amid the fumes of
incense and joyous chanta and now America
has a bright-robed Cardinal.
Mrs. Mary Dennehey, who was supposed to
have been killed by the cars in Boston, is now
believed to have been strangled to death by
John Dennehey, aided and abetted by others,
and her body placed on the railroad track to
The Allegheny County Workhouse, near
Pittsburgh, was partially destroyed by fire last
week. - Out of 850 prisoners, some few escaped.
The loss will exceed 50,000.
A desperate fight between miners and officers
is reported from Wilkesbarre, Fa. One of the
latter was mortally, and another seriously,
George H. Greeley, bookkeeper for J. 8.
Emery & Co., ship brokers of Boston, has been
arrested, and turns out to be a defaulter to the
extent ef from 315,000 to $20,000.
The dramatic company of Manager McVicker,
of Chicago, will make a Western tour during
the first two weeks of May, playing at St Paul,
LaCrosse, and Minneapolis.
St Louis has lost by death her recently elect
ed Mayor, Hon. Arthur B. Barrett
Advices from the West give details of a bloody
fight with the Cheyennes at Monument Kan ,
386 miles west of Kansas City. Lieut Hinley,
of company H with United States troops, at
tacked a band of the Cheyennes forty miles from
Monument, on the forks of Tappa river,' and,
after a running fight of two hours, dispersed
them, killing twenty-seven and capturing over
100 ponies. Lieut Papier and private Trems
fell in the engagement being fatally wounded.
Thirty-three Indians escaped, and it is feared
that they will retain and inflict vengeance on
innocent settlers. To prevent this the troops
will keep close watch on their movements,
and, if discovered, they will be immediately
In the tournament of Western and Southern
billiard players at Chicago, for prizes offered
by the Brunswick & Balko Billiard Table Manu
facturing Company, the following disposition
of tho prizes has been made : The diamond
star championship badge and first prize of $500
to Henry Miller, of Now Orleans; the second
prize of $400 to William Burleigh, of Grand
Iiapids; the third prize of $300 to Henry
Rhines, of Chicago; the fourth prize of $250
to L. McAffce, of Davenport; the fifth prize of
$175 to Eugene Carter, of Toledo; the sixth
prize of $125 to Thomas J. Gallagher, of
Cleveland; the last prize, a fine pair of No. 11
brogans, to walk home in, to Harry Liverman,
of La Crosse.
The Chicago papers state that it is probable
that the new Custom-House in that city will have
to be begun over again. - The new Superintend
ent of the work has discovered some serious
defects in its construction defects of such a
nature as to lead to the supposition that the
building will tumble down if carried much
The fiRy-enth anniversary or Odd-nllowsuip
(April 26) was generally celebrated by the mem
bers of the order throughout the West
Advices from the Pacific coast convey the sad
news of the drowning in Pnget's Sound of the
entire theatrical troupe of J. A Savrtelle, well
known throughout the West They embarked
during a severe gale in a small tug-boat for
Port Madison, from Seattle, Washington Terri
tory. A large number of people stood on the
dock, watching the tug. She went ont into the
roaring sea, which was tossing like mad, and
was engulfed in a few moments. The company
consisted of Mr. Sawtelle, his wife, and little
"Vivia," Mrs. Fannie Morgan Phelps, Miss
Lizzie Moran, Mr. Jerry CrowelL and others.
The principal part of the city of Oshkosh,
Wis., has been destroyed by fire. The fire com
menced among the saw mills, and then Bwept
the entire length of Main street burning the
Opera-House, hotels, Btores, etc., and render
ing hundreds of families homeless. The dreary
waste caused by the flames is a mile and a half
long and about half a mile wide, and in all that
area there is not a single building standing.
The loss will probably exceed $2,000,000.
A train on the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy railroad, endeavoring to make up four
L hours' lost time caused by a bneak in the track
in Iowa, made the trip- from Mendota, HL, to
Aurora (fifty-six miles) in the unprecedented
time of fifty-six minutes. Eighty miles were
gone over in one hour and fifty-one minutes.
The total distance run, subtracting stops for
dinner, watering and passengers, averaged
mile in leas than a minute and a half.
The factory of the Weber Furniture Com
pany, at Detroit with a dozen adjoining dwell
ings, was recently consumed by fire, causing
total loss of $350,000. The company employed
Another expedition, consisting of fifty
wagons and about 275 men, left Sioux City for
the Black Hills last week.
Maria Nelson, a young unmarried Danish
woman, of Chicago, recently gave birth to
twins, which she smothered and sewed up in
blanket and then threw into the river. The
woman is under arrest, and has made a con
A shocking disaster, resulting in large loss
of life, is reported from New Orleans. The
steamer John Kyle, one of the largest Missis
sippi steamers, while lying at the levee, was
discovered to be on fire. As soon as the alarm
was sounded people rushed to the scene, and
some 150 went on board the steamer Exporter
to view the fire. The Kyle was soon cut loose,
and the eddy floated her up stream. About
the same time B. F. Burch, mate of the Lizzie
Taylor, fearing that his vessel would be burned,
cut the Exporter's cable, which was the most
unfortunate thing that could have been done.
The Exporter, crowded with people, most of
them citizens, drifted after the burning Kyle,
and the moment she touched was in a blaze,
quite a distance from the shore. A terrible
scene ensued. In an instant those on board
the. Exporter became aware of their position,
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take the chances of the water or remain and
be burned. As far as is known, all jumped
into the river, having thrown the stages and
such things overboard. Many were so badly
frightened that they did not know what to do,
and acted without deliberation. There were
several women on board, and it was difficult to
induce them to go into the water, even when it
was plain to all of them that the boat would so
certainly be destroyed. On the Kyle the dis
aster was not -so great s there were not
many people on board. However, the scenes
and incidents were terrible. All on board were
compelled to jump overboard. The steamer
Charles Bodman was also burned. The loss of
life is variously estimated at from thirty to
fifty, and may even reach higher than the latter
Col. E. M. Verger, well-known in connection
with the killing of Col. Crane, at Jackson,
Miss., but for some time editor and proprietor
of the Baltimore Gazette, died in the latter city
last week. v-
An interesting test of anthracite coal found
in Johnson county, Ark., bad been made at St
Louis. Competent judges pronounced one ton
of it to be equal to two tons of the best Pitts
All the Southern cities are taking sanitary
preventive measures against the yellow fever.
The postoffice at Carizoo, Texas, was recently
robbed and plundered by Mexican murauders,
and Dr. Level, the Postmaster, killed.
Dr. John Bull, proprietor and maker of well
known patent medicines, by which he had
amassed a very large fortune, died suddenly at
bis residence in Louisville, of congestion of the
brain, a few days ago.
Memorial services over the graves of the
Confederate dead were held throughout the
South on April 20.
A Memphis telegram states that planters are
complaining greatly of the unprecedented de
struction of mules,, horses, and cattle by the
buffalo gnats. It is estimated that within the
past ten days $100,000 worth of stock has been
killed by them within a radius of 100 miles from
that city, and the consequence has been a
heavy advance in the price of mules and horses.
The Internal Bevenue Bureau has been ad
vised of an extensive system of illicit distilling
in South Carolina. Five hundred gallons of
illicit whisky are sold openly per day in one
district These sales are made in public from
covered wagons, occupied by desperadoes, who
shoot down government officers who approach
their places of concealment Two Deputy Col
lectors were shot down last week while attempt
ing to make arrests. -
The Common Council of Baltimore have
passed a law prohibiting fortune-tellers from
plying their vocation in that city.
By the burning of the residence of Mrs. Lucy
Bakewell, at Shelbyvule, Ky., last week, the
valuable library of the great naturalist Audu
bon, was totally destroyed.
The Southern railroads are still engaged in
their war for Eastern travel, and the rate from
New Orleans to New York is now $35 $15 Iobs
than former rates. The rates to Baltimore,
Washington and Philadelphia have been re
duced a similar amount '
The Secretary of the Treasury has made an
entirely new classification of the Collectors'
They are arranged in seven divll0f
sions. Alton, (juincy ana bl lxiuis, oi west
ern cities, arc in the third division; Omaha,
Burlington, Keokuk, Dubuque, Chicago, Mil
waukee, and tho o astern lake ports are in tho
Tho Washington people think that tho visit
of tho Papal Envoys here may have somo con
nection "with the selection of a suitable location
for the Holy See, and that if tho Pope should
ever leave Italy he will locate in that city.
The Internal Revenue Bureau is making ar
rangements to bring suit for $20,000 on tho
bond of Frederick A Sawyer, late Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, ex-United States
Senator, and formerly Collector of Internal
Bevenue in South Caroliua.
The Mexican raids into Texas was the subject
of discussion at a Cabinet meeting the other
day. No formal conclusion was reached, but it
is understood that a note of protest will soon
be prepared and presented to the Mexican government
The Tilton-Beecher Trial.
HnvKKTV-FonitTH uat.-tiw lymm.nm ivt
H. M. Cleveland was concluded, and Frak
Moulton was recalled to rebut the evidence of
Partridge. Moulton denied positively that he
ever had the conversation recited by the former
regarding Tilton's reason for writing the life of
Woodhull. Partridge was then recalled, and
reiterated his story.
Seventy-fifth Day S. W. Partridge and
Edward Wright a cashier in Stewart's dry
goods store, were called, but their testimony
was comparatively unimportant The next wit
ness, Mrs. Palmer, a practical free-lover and
spiritualist created quite a sensation by her
singular testimony. She testified that spirits
were constantly flitting about and glibly called
the fanciful roll of the visionary adherents of
the parties to the trial. According to her ver
sion, all the departed are not agreed, for some
favor Beecher and others Tilton. Gen. B. F.
Tracy occupied the witness stand at the time of
Seventy-Sixth Day J. F. St Georgo was the
only witness called. He swore taat Tilton
occupied the same carriage with Woodhull and
Claflin in the Communistic procession of 187L
Bkvkm'H-skvknth Dat. Lawyer Tracy de
tailed his history of the case, and his consulta
tions with Moulton and Tilton. He volun
teered the statement that he might perhaps
have said to Moulton and Tilton, if there was
any lie at all in denying the Woodhull scandal
story, .essentially false as they both told him it
was, the lie was of such a character that he
would not hesitate to take the responsibility ef
it if it related to his own family.
m Sevksty-eiohth Dai. Gen. Tracy's direct
testimony was concluded, and his exoss-
examination commenced by Mr. ' Beach.
Sometimes Tracy was doubtful and Beach
volunteered to wait while he was making
up his mind. He would not answer directly,
" But I will tell you what occurred." Beach
would retort " When I want that I will
ask you. Now answer my question." And
once counsel said, dropping the subject
"Well, if you can't answer, well get some
body else that will!" It is intimated that
Gen. Butler will be called to rebut a part of
Both houses of the Louisiana Legislature
have adjourned. In the Senate the resolution
suspending Auditor Clinton from office was
postponed till 187G. But few if any of the
reform measures woro finally passed. A bill
appropriating $117,000 for the expenses of an
extra session, etc., passed Bills were passed
reducing the expenses of the Metropolitan police
from $600,000 to $499,000 per annum ; restrict
ing the publication of laws to the official jour
nals of the State, heretofore published in sev
eral parish papers. This bill saves the State
$100,000 per annum.
Hon. Edwards Pierrepont bas accepted the
appointment of Attorney-General, and will en
ter upon the duties of the oflice on the 15th of
It iB stated that another American Cardinal
shortly to be crested, and that Arebbishop
Taschereau, of Quebec, is to be the lucky man.
Seven hundred returned California emigrants
passed through Omaha in two days recently,
and hundreds more are en route East
The Canadian Canal improvements are being
pushed forward vigorously by the government
The spelling mania is raging in Canada.
There has been an unusual increase of de
mentia among the inmates of the Liverpool
workhouse, which is attributed to religious ex
citement Dr. Kenealy may consider himself sup
pressed, Bquelched, carried out and buried.
After his three hours' speech in the House of
Commons upon bis notion for a Parliamentary
Commission to investigate the Tichbomo trial,
tho proposition was defeated by a vote of 433
Lord North brook, the Viceroy of India, has
got rid of his troublesome elephant the Guieo
war of Baroda, whom ho permanently deposes,"
precluding him and his issue from all rights
appertaining to the sovereignty of the country.
The police authorities of Fosen, Germany,
have notified all Ursuline Sisters in that district
that they must leave the country within two
Spain has paid Uncle Sam $15,000 of the
$80,000 Virginius indemnity.
Greece is putting hor army on a war footing.
There has been a brief but unsuccessful rev
olution in Bolivia. It was suppressed by a half
battalion of government troops, with a loss to
the insurgents of fifty-eight killed and a great
A London telegram announces the death of
WinwoodBeade, the well-known author of books
The Gustav affair lias finally been amicably
settled. Spain has agreed to salute the Ger
man flag by a volley of artillery, and a German
vessel has gone to Guetaria to receive the
Paul Boynton will make another attempt on
May 27, to swim across the English channel in
his life-saving armor.
Legal proceedings have been commenced by
the Prussian government for the removal of
tli Prince Bishop of Breslau, for violation of
Sir Cillery Pigott, Prune Baron of the Court
of Exchequer, England, and Lord Hohart, Gov
ernor of Madras, India, are dead.
The Prince of Wales has been installed Grand
Master of the United Grand Lodge of Masons.
It is Btated that the carpet manufacturers
generally throughout the United Kingdom have
decided not to send their products to the Phila
delphia centennial because of the prohibitory
Bitten by a Decapitated Rattlesnake.
species of Crotaitw Horridw. It
It happened to Mr. Charles Drnry, and
how it happened he himself thus relates
in the columns of the Cincinnati Commer
Mr. Clay Culbertson and I were out
deer-hunting, five miles back of Port Or
ange, Florida. While the men whom he
had employed with hounds to hunt the
thicket for deer were tuns engaged
came across an enormous rattlesnake,
moult, consequently more vicious and
venomous than otherwise. It was about
six feet in length and fifteen inches in
circumference -the largest one of its
species that I had ever seen. The snake,
on perceiving me, started to crawl into
gophor-hole. I then shot at and blew
it out of tho hole, cutting it almost in
two ; two more shots were almost im
mediately fired into it, one of which cut
off the head, leaving a stump of neck at
tached about three inches in length.
Desiring to secure the head for a medical
friend in Cincinnati, who wished it for
dissection, I cut off this stump of neck,
and fearing to put the head in my pock
et lest in climbing over logs, fences, etc.,
I might be punctured- with the fangs pro
tmdmg through my clothes, I took from
my pocket a wad of cotton to cover them.
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n lorcmg nown uia lower jaw wiui
stick six or eight inches long, I was
astonished when the head made -jt spas
modic jump or spring, striking the thumb
j-y ,ff -"- hand with one oi tue fangs,
making a slight and seemingly insignifi
cant little wound like a pin scratch.
applied immediately a tourniquet to the
thumb, and caused a deep incision to be
made at the wounded spot, and then
thoroughly sucked the wound,
starting at the same time for the nearest
whisky, which was two and a half miles
away, on reaching which I partook there
of copiously, and relaxed the tension
around the thumb. Up to this time no
swelling, no pain or unfavorable symp
toms were apparent, but on releasing the
ligature the -swelling commenced. We
then proceeded to Port Orange, two and
a half miles further on, taking an occa
sional pull at the whisky on the way,
the whisky being the vilest of the vile,
and which was difficult for me to worry
down, never having Delore in my me
tasted that article.
" On the following morning my arm
and b.ck were enormously swollen and
presented a black and congested appear
ance. The treatment followed from this
on was liberal doses of a much improved
quality of whisky, in conjunction with
Bibron's antidote and cold water applica
tions to the wounded part. I wai con
fined closely for about a week, receiving
every attention from CoL Len. A. Harris
ana Dr. u. HI. Wallace, a very skiliul
surgeon ol Uaytona, Honda. At the ex
piration of a week convalesence mani
fested itself in my making small sorties
on unsuspecting ' bugs' and butterflies.
I have Bteadily improved ever since, and
the only probable results of this novel
bnt rather unpleasant experience with
rattlesnakes will be the loss of the end
my thumb, though I am consoled by my
surgeon with the assurance of the pos
session of ' a beautiful stump.' "
The real possibility and advantage
the varied and extending use of paper
pulp is illustrated in tho manufacture
i , i . :i i i.
sucn tilings as waier pans, nuicii aie uuw
made in large numbers of paper pulp,
well as of wooden staves.
In the old way of making pails the
separate part3 or staves are cut, one at
time, from the log of wood, and, in mak
ing them, all the chips and smaller pieces
are wholly wasted, so far as the real ob
jeat of manufacture is concerned.
making a paper pail, however, the fibrous
material is wholly utilized, and if the
original stock is wood, as in part it may
be, then that which would be wasted
chips and in fag ends is entirely saved.
Those who make paper tell us that
thus far they have barely entered on some
oi tneir new lines ol product. iscnoner
Tu women of a Colorado town got
np a suffrage meeting the other day
men being admitted. No business
importance was transacted, however, be
cause some mvisible miscreant let down
a live rat through the skylight, and,
amid shrieks and screams, the assem
blage suddenly adjourned.
AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC
The Old Farm-House.
O, dear the old farm-honse to me !
The homely ways, the ample cheer,
The refuge at my mother's knee
From childhood's every grief and fear.
And dear the memory of those days
Bathed in love's amber atmosphere,
When all oar voices rose in praise,
. When sire and child wore bowed in prayer.
But where are they,
The fond, the gay,
Who filled the great white house in May?
Gone like the birds from last year's nest !
Gone as the leaves In autnnm fly I
Some to the cities of the Wciit ;
Some toil beneath an Indian sky ;
Some, other prairies sow and reap ;
One sank beneath the moaning sea
Some in the churchyard lie asleep.
And, quivering in the old roof-tree,
One homesick waits
The swing of gates
To watt her to heaven's bright estates !
Around the Farm.
An ill-bred thoroughbred is the worst
animal a farmer can breed from.
Examine branches of fruit trees within
reach, and remove everything containing
eggs or insects.
To Save Plums from the Ccbcumo.
The branches of the elderberry bush,
hung among the branches of the plum
tree, are said to effectnally prevent the
ravages of the curculio. They also drive
away the striped bug from cucumber
It is a good plan to keep a small field
near the barn for growing roots. Even
one acre heavily manured and thorough
ly tilled would be found verv nrofitable.
After two years' thorough culture the ex
pense is greatly lessened. Grow man
golds for cattle and carrots for horses.
Farm out-buildings are not complete
until there is room for not only all the
products of the farm, but also all the
implements and vehicles necessary are
provided for, and also a shop where tools
can be kept for doing repairs and such
jobs in bad weather as the farmer and
his help may be able to do.
Dn. SyiiVesteb, of IiVons, planted
his orchard twenty'eight years ago, and
from less than ten acres had 1,000 bar
rels this year. He does not keep stir
ring the surface because he believes it
wastes the fertility. Does not believe in
using largo quantities of stable manure
in the pear orchards, for it would cause
blight If his trees m;ie three inches
of wood yearly, he is satisfied.
Tee following table of periods which
some of the most common seeds require
in germinating is given in the Michigan
Hungarian grass 1
Parsley 40 to 50
The Dressed Weight of Aotmais.
Farmers, who have had but little experi
ence in feeding animals for the market,
are often disappointed because their
beef aud pork does not weigh as much
as tney thought it would. Iney are
likely to overlook certain points which
ought always to be taken into account
when estimating the dress weight of
animals. 1. Age. An old animal will
not dress as much in proportion to its
looks as a young and growing one. (?)
2. The degree of fatneBS. A creature
well fattened will weigh a great deal
more than one equally as large, but
which has not been well fattened. 3.
Amount of grain which has been fed.
An animal which has had twenty or
thirty bushels of meal will dress much
heavier than one which, was in equally
good order when the fattening was com
menced, and which may look equally
well when it is finished, but which has
been fed only half as much meat 4.
Length of time in which grain has been
fed. A creature which has been mealed
for five or six months will weigh inore
than one which has had about the same
quantity of meal, but which has been
fed only about half as long. In all cases
liberal and long continued feeding is es
sential to the attainment of any great
success in fattening animals of any kind.
jsew ,ngiana Momesteaa.
About the House.
Bbown paper is an excellent thing to
polish tin with.
If you are buying a carpet for dura
bility, yon must choose small figures.
Wash-boilers that are inclined to
rust, may be washed with sweet milk.
Vinegar Whet. Take of milk one
pint, vinegar half an ounce ; boil for a
few minutes, and separate the curd. Ex
cellent for the sick.
Hop Xeast. One handful of hops,
three pints warm water, one cup brown
sugar, one cup and a half of flour, one
tablespoonf ul salt, two-thirds cup yeast.
Gum Arabic mucilage may be prevent
ed from molding or fermenting by the
addition of a few drops of sulphuric
acid, or better still, of a small portion of
Cube fob a Felon. Take a table
spoonful of fine salt, a tablespoonful of
black pepper, a tablespoonful of vinegar,
and the the yolk of an egg, simmer to-'
gether and bind on. Kcnew twice a day.
A never-failing remedy.
To Cement Brass to Glass. Boil
three parts of colophony with one of
caustic soda and five of water. The
soap or emulsion produced is mixed with
half its weight of plaster-paris, zinc
white, white lead, or prepared chalk.
Journal of Applied Chemistry.
Children's Pudding. Children like
sweet things, and a nice and simple little
pudding can be made for them by taking
a pint of sirup and a large lump of but
ter, let them warm over the fire. Take
some slices of baker's bread, let them
simmer a few minutes in the sirup, and
send to the table warm.
Fob potatoes and corn, hog manure
which contains plenty of well rotted corn
cobs is one of the best things I ever used.
Cobs contain a great deal of .potash, and
are extremely useful on soils which are
deficient hi that material. On almost all
kinds of land, and for all farm crops,
they are much moro valuable than is
usnally thought, and ought to be care
fully saved and used for manure.
In raising tomatoes for profit plant in
rows four feet apart, alternating with
rows of peas. The peas protect the
tomatoes. The rows should be east and
west. When the peas are picked remove
the vines and take a light plow and turn
a f urrew away from the tomatoes. Raise
the tomato plants in a seed- bed, then set
them in a cold bed and let them get
stocky and finally take them to the soil.
Moths in Carpets. Moths will work
in carpets in rooms that are kept warm
in the winter as well as in the Bummer.
A sure method of removing the pests is
to pour strong alum water on the floor
to the distance of half a yard around the
edges before laying the carpets. Then
once or twice during the season sprinkle
dry salt over the carpet before sweeping.
Insects do not like salt, and sufficient
adheres to the carpet to prevent their
alighting upon it.
Match Mats. These can be made of
ordinary sand paper cut in circular and
octagonal shapes, fasteaed upon paste
board and bound with bright-colored
braids, a ring attached to each and the
whole hung near the match-safe for use
whenever a match is lighted, ihe un
sightly marks that disfigure many walls
may by this inexpensive and simple ar
rangement be entirely prevented. There
should bo ono in every room in the
The Bread We Eat.
The nutritive properties of the bread
we eat are well worthy of consideration.
The solid parts of the human body con
sist principally of three portions the
fat, the muscle and the bone, and these
three substances, being liable to constant
waste, must be renewed from the food.
The fluid parts of the body contain these
substances in a liquid form, on their way
to or from the several parts of the body,
where they are required. They include
also a portion of salt or saline matter
which is also obtained from the food.
Now it is evident that the food which is
best calculated to nourish the body is
that which contains all the ingredients
which are required to form its solid and
liquid parts. The three substances most
needed exist plentifully in vegetable
There is much difference between the
fine flour and whole meal of wheat when
their nutritive points are carefully ex
amined. Ihe gram of wheat consists ol
two parts, the inner grain and the skin
that covers it The inner gives the pure
white flour, the outer, when separated,
forms the bran. Ihe miller cannot en
tirely separate the bran, bnt by the aid
of machinery be does so more or less
completely; his seconds, middlings, etc.,
owing their color to the proportion of
bran contained in them. The whole
meal, of which brown household bread
is made, consists of the entire gram
ground together used as it comes from
the mill stones, unsifted, therefore con
taining all the bran.
. The first flour, therefore, contains
scarcely any bran, while the whole meal
contains all the bran as well as the flour.
How much do they respectively contain
of the several constituents of the human
body ? and how much is contained in the
From analyses made by the late Prof.
Johnston, of England, 1,000 of the
Whole grain of wheat contains 28
Fine flour 20
From this it appears that bran is much
richer in fat than the inferior part of the
crain. and whole meal is richer than the
fine flour in the proportion of nearly one-
From experiments made with wheat
and Indian corn it was ascertained that
1,000 pounds of the fine flour contained
of muscular matter respectively :
Whole Orain, Fine Flonr,
Wheat : 158 130
Indian corn 140 . 110
It will be seen from this that the whole
grain of wheat contains one-fifth more of
the material out of which animal muscle
is to be formed, than the finest flour
Of bone material and saline matter,
which may be called the mineral constit
uents of the animal body, 1,000 pounds
of bran, whole meal, and hue flour eon-
tain, respectively :
Whole meal 170
From this it appears that in regard to
this important part of food necessary to
man and domes uo animals, and especial
ly to the young who are growing, and to
the mother who is giving milk, whole
meal is three times more nourishing than
A Persevering Author.
Chambers' Journal says : " Some
forty years ago, it is said, a lady called
upon Mr. Longman, head of the publish
ing firm in Paternoster Row, and pleaded:
'Give me the subject of a book for
which the world has a need, and I will
write it for you.'
" Mr. Longman asked ' are you an
'"lama poet,' was the reply ;' but
the world does not want poems,' "
" The publisher remarked, a little
dubiously : 'Well, "we want a good cook
oxy book !'
Then,' said the lady, you advise
me to write a cookery book.
" Cautiously the publisher rejoined
' I should advise you to do so, if I were
confident of your ability to write a good
"Well, years went by, and, during
those years, cooks and epicures and
housewifes in all parts of England were
besieged for recipes to be forwarded to
the address of a certain lady. The lady's
own nattering letters or persuasive
speech elicted from the cooks themselves
the information required or enlisted the
cooks' masters and mistresses on her side;
and the, result of her exertions, carried
on for many years with equal resolute
ness and good temper, was the ' Modern
Ceokery in all its Branches,' published
in 1815, which continues to hold its place
in the esteem of housewives. ' Its author
was Miss Acton, who derived from her
one great work an adequate provision for
the remainder of her life.' "
Longevity and Lawyers.
The average longevity of lawyers, it
generally conceded by the statisticians,
is greater than that of any other profes
sion or class. The New York World
gives some forcible instances which are
extant of intellectual strength and clear
ness prolonged to an advanced age con
nected with eminent lawyers: "Ifloerates
lived more than a hundred years. Cicero
dwells delightfully upon the old barris
ters of his time, telling how Cethegus
was studying oratory at eighty, and L.
Crassus searching- out the civil law
the same age. The French Chancellor
Tellier studied logio in order to carry
on burlesque controversies in barbara
with his grandchildren. Brougham, one
of the chancellors of England, was
ninety-four when he died; Lord Eldon
and Mansfield both touched ninety; and,
if we mistake not, Berryer did so too.
In this country, John Adams survived
to be ninety-one, Charles Carroll lived
to the age of ninety-five, Kent was
eighty-four, John Pickering eighty four,
Jefferson eighty-three, Madison eighty
five, John Jay eighty-four, John Quincy
Adams (who should not be classed
among lawyers, however), eighty-one.
and Chief Justice Marshall eighty, which
age Chief Justice Taney exceeded
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BY JOHN G. WHITTIER.
Ro maddening thirst for blood had they,
No battle joy was theirs who set
Against the alien bayonet
Their homespun breasts in that old day.
Their feet had trodden peaceful ways.
They loved not strife, they dreaded pain ;
They saw not what to us ia plain.
That God would make man's wrath hie praise.
No seen were they, but simple men ;
Its vast results the future bid ;
The meaning of the work they did
Was strange and dark and doubtful then.
Swift as the summons eaiae they left
The plow, mid-furrow, standing still,
Tne half -ground corn grist in the mill
The spado in earth, the ax in cleft.
They went where duty seemed to call ;
They scarcely asked the reason why ;
They only knew they could but die,
And death was not the worst of all.
Of man for man the sacrifice.
Unstained by blood, save theirs, they gave.
The flowers that blossomed from their grave
Have sown themselves beneath all sales.
Their death-shot shook the feudal tower,
And shattered slavery's chain as well ;
On the sky's dome, as on a bell.
Its echo struck the world's great hour.
The fateful echo is not dnmb (
The nations, listening to the sound,
Wait, from a century's vantagerround,
The holier triumphs yet to come
The bridal day of Law and Love,
The gladness of the world's release,
When, war-eick, at the feet of Peace
The hawk shall nestle with the dove
The golden age of brotherhood,
Unknown to others rivalries
Than of the mild humanities.
And gracious Interchange of good,
When closer strand shall lean to strand.
Till meet, beneath saluting flags,
The eagle of our mounting crags,
The lion of our Motherland.
Wit and Humor.
An affecting sight Barrels in tiers.
The State for editors- Pencil-vania.
The real yellow fever Greed for
Always whispering in company For
The latest thing in front door-locks
The stamp of civilization The pos
At what time of day was Adam bom ?
A little before Eve.
What relation is the door to the door
mat? A step farther.
What kind of sweetmeats were in the
ark? Preserved pairs.
What State is round at both ends and .
high in the middle ? Ohio.
Whether a bird in the hand is worth
two in the bush depends upon the nature
of the bird.
A little peppermint is better than
brandy when there is any trouble with
your " tnue inwardness.
When the evil one is going to and fro,
and up and down over the earth, can we
doubt that he is imp-roving ?
Success is said, by a Western sage, to
greatly depend upon the possession of
three qualities grit, grip and gump
tion. What is the difference between Noah's
ark and a Mississippi flat-boat? One
was made of Gophir wood and the other
was made to go for wood.
A sharp talking lady was reproved by
her husband, who requested her to keep
her tongue in her mouth. "My dear,
she said. " It is against the law to carry
When two young hearts that beat as
one attend divine services in the even
ing, it is bashfulness that leads them
to select a seat in the most obscure
pew under the gallery. Brooklyn Ar
gus. "Julius, .why didn't you oblong
your stay at the. Springs?" "Ease,
Mr. Snow, dey charge too much?"
How so, Julius?" " Wyi de landlord
charged dis colored individual wid steal
ing de spoons."
A New Hampshire family has used
one stove for twenty-eight years, while
a Detroit man has kicked three to pieces
within a year. Some men, as soon as
they get a little down-hearted, go for the
cookstove right away.
A gentleman traveling on a steamer,
one day at dinner was making way with
a large pudding close by, when he was
told by a servant that it was dessert
" It makes no difference to me," said
he, " I would eat it if it were a wilder
ness." A hardware merchant yesterday ob
served a boy looking sharply at some
garden tools, and he asked : " Bub, if I
should present you with a hoe would you
go Home and make a garden. "no,
proudly responded the boy ; I'd sell it
to the man living next deor and buy
same circus tickets." Detroit Free
"I should think you would be
ashamed to pitch on to that little boy,"
said a pedestrian yesterday as he caught
a big boot black cuffing a small news
boy. "Ye would, hey?" sneered the
lad as he gave his nose a wipe. " D'ye
think I'd go for a big boy and git all
Detroit Free Press.
A Domestic "Spell."
Smith says this spelling-school fever
is getting to be an intolerable bore. On
going home to supper in a hurry, one
evening lately, he found his wife sitting
in front of the parlor fire with a spelling
book in her hand, and heard an indistinct
mumbling in which he could occasional
ly distinguish: " C-o-m-p-l-a-o-e-n-t, s-a-t-i-s-f-i-e-d,
h-a-p-p-y," etc. " Is sup
per ready, my dear ? asked he. " S-u-p-pr,
was all the answer he could
nearT" Come, come, I must go up town
shortly," he said. " S-h-o-r-t-l-y, ech
oed the lady, moving toward the kitch
en door, pausing in the door to take one
last look at McGuffey. " Mrs. Smith, I
must be back up street in a few minutes,
and must have my supper immediately 1 "
yelled the now irate husband. " I-m-m-
e-d-i ," but this was too much, and
here the coal-scuttle crashed against the
kitchen-door just as the unfortunate lex
icographer dodged behind and closed it,
while Smith avers that he heard some
thing as she whirled through the door
that sounded like " o-o-a-1 coal, s-c-u-t
" and here the sound was lost amid
the clatter of tin pans, skillets, etc. He
is now prepared to fight any man who
may be rash enough to say " McGuffey "
Jackson (O.) Standard.