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FRESH TOPICS.
c A fobuidablb rival of Bret Harte and
John Hay is looming up in Indianapolis,
where a detective recently testified as
follows on the witness stand: "Pearl
chinned me to take this house work; this
was not at the Sheenys. He told me to
cheese it on the Sheeny, as he had given
him away. I then asked him what kick
np he and the Sheeny had, as ny mob
had split on me, and left me without a
finneff."
A pbovokinq piece of impudence was
recently perpetrated upon Miss Emily
Soldene, the opera bouffe singer, in New
Orleans. A superb boquot was thrown
upon the stage, and the fair artist, after
smiling sweetly upon the young man
who threw it, stooped to pick it up.
Just before her fingers touched it, it was
suddenly withdrawn, a string having
been attached to it for that purpose.
The gifted youth has been heavily fined
for the outrage.
The beretta which was recently be
stowed upon our new Cardinal McCloe-
koy with such ceremony, by the Papal
ambassadors,- is not the Cardinal hat
proper, but a simple skull-cap, to be
worn at the pleasure of its possessor.
The Cardinal hat, which is to be given
Cardinal McCloskey at the hands of the
Pope in Borne at some subsequent date,
is never worn npun the head, and ap
pears only on important occasions, when
it is carried at the side of the Cardinal
by his chief officer.
A cubious fact is noted by Prof. Hay-
don in his description of the Blue Range
of 'mountains in Colorado. -This is the
discovery of vast quantities of dead
grasshoppers on the masses of snow lying
on the sides of these rugged mountains,
where bears eagerly seek them for food.
At certain seasons of the year, the Pro
fessor says, the air is filled with grass
hoppers, apparently flying in every di
rection, to a height beyond human vision.
It is probably, he thinks, that they be
come chilled in flying over these high
peaks, and, dropping down on the snow,
perish.
Bbiqhah Young, whose opinions are
valuable indicators of what civilized
communities should avoid, believes in
systematic brain-cramping. In the re
cent Mormon conference he said : " I
am opposed to free schools. Children
should be educated under the care of
-"their parents, and parents should labor
and pay for that education. All the ed
ucation a child wants is to fit bim to get
his own living. In the prisons, gamb
ling shops, and other dens of infamy,
you see the results of the education of
children in the free schools, and away
from the care of their parents.
Henki C. Bo wen says there has been
a vast amount of lying and perjury in
this Beecher business, and he insists that
the chief perjurer in the case should not
be permitted to leave the court room
after the verdict is pronounced without
being arrested for perjury. This opin
ion is universally shared, except by the
guilty man himself. If the jury find a
verdict, they thereby find either Mr,
Boecher or else Mr. Tiltbn and Mr. and
MjAv-Mouiiiuu guilty tf the "most "infa
mous series of perjuries. If these per
jurers remain unpunished, the law against
- the crime should be stricken from the
statute book.
A tbemehdoits explosion recently oc
curred in San Francisco, caused by the
x carelessness of a single individual, one
Clark, and resulting in the death of sev
eral persons. One of the local journals
thus pleasantly suggests an epitaph for
the man who caused the sad disaster :
" The explosion which cost so many
persons their lives was caused by a
spark from a pipe, which the man Clark
was smoking, dropping into some pow
der. They need not look for Clark's
brains ; but when they get the rest of
him together they ought to bury the
fragments in a prominent square, and
erect over them a monument, containing
ho inscription : 'Sacred to the memory
of a d d fool !
In a Cincinnati beer-garden, where
dens ofhage Shakes are kept on exhibi
tion, the most attractive part of the enter
tainment is the placing of live mice and
' squirrels in the cages to be devoured by
the reptiles. The terror and struggles
and final death of the poor little beasts
in the presence of the horrible serpents
were enjoyed as a pleasing spectacle by
those who have a hankering after such
sights. As a rule, the mice meet death
with a trembling non-resistance, but
sometimes the squirrels show a gallant
. fight for life. The ether evening, relates
the Commercial, a bright squirrel was
placed in a diamond snake's den to be
devoured, and in the battle which ensued
killed its passion-fan ged antagonist. The
brush-tailed Utile conquerer is to be
placed in the Cincinnati Zoological Gar
den, along with the donkey that whipped
the lioness.
;MttS. Kousnv, the English actress,
XKtfiiLji sensation atthe Grand Opera
House, Cincinnati, one night re
cently, by. coming before the
curtain at the close of the act,
and making a bitter speech, complaining
of the support. She said one actor had
got drunk, and his part had to be read
by another. She felt mortified to have
to appear under such circumstances,
which, she declared, was the most dis
graceful she had ever met. A long wait
followed this speech. The members
the stock company looked on it as an in
sult, and refused to proceed without
apology. At last the curtain' was rung
up, and the play proceeded, but mi in
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L. G. GOULD, Publisher.
Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General News.
Terms, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance.
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TO. LVIII.--N0. 28.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 420,
terrupted in the middle of the second act
by a shaking of the scenery, as if moved
by an earthquake. Mrs. Rousby ordered
the curtain down. In five minutes foe
curtain went up, and the play proceeded.
It was discovered that the commotion
was the result of a discussion back of the
flats, between the Earl of Essex and a
super, about Mrs. Bousby's speech. The
super sustained her, whereupon the Earl
knocked him down.
OHIO NEWS.
of
an
Ohio is the largest cheese State in the
Union.
The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion of Dayton has provided a smoking
room in its new building.
John Sheridan, father of Lieut. -Gen.
Sheridan, died at his residence at Somer
set, this State, a few days since.
The town of Xenia may well be proud
andjoyfuL The little daughter of the
Czarowitz of Busaia has been named after
it at least the Czar formally announces
that she has received the name of Xcnin.
The Supreme Court of this State re
cently held (in the case of John Gerke,
Treasurer of Hamilton county, vs. Arch
bishop Purcell) that a parsonage,
whether attached to a church or other
wise, is subject to taxation.
A kzw departure in religious matters
has been taken at Ada, Hardin county,
by organizing the Strangers' Church,
Eev. Mr. Hale, Pastor.. Object, the
conversion of those prejudiced against
any special sect. The organization is
wholly unsectarian, and commences with
100 members, comprising leading citi
zens of the town and the country around,
who are confident of the success of the
new form of religion. .
In a Cincinnati spelling bout the other
night, the Rev. James M. Johnson failed
to spell his word correctly, through sheer
carelessness. The word was " nosegay,"
and Mr. Johnson sailed in on n-o-u-s,
nose, g-a-y, gay, nosegay. Instantly he
saw by the smiles of the crowd that he
had erred, and hastened to repair the
break with n-o-u-g-h-s, nose, g-a-y, gay,
and was greeted with tremendous ap
plause. Foub men were more or less injured
at Cleveland recently, while at work on
blast furnace No. 2 of the Rolling Mill
Company. The furnace had been
"blown out" and the men were cooling
it by throwing water in from below.
This caused the lining to crack and fall
off. Anthony Dokin had his leg broken,
Charles Smith was severely cut in the
forehead, John Bush had his shoulder
badly hurt, and Mike Ago was cut in the
wrist.
Ah exchange says : The man who car
ries the mail at Union City from the
trains to the office is a clever fellow, but
absent-minded. The other night the
train was late, and he reclined on the
floor, pillowing his head on a dog, while
he held the mail bag in his hand. When
the train came in he awoke, gave the
mail-bag a kick, and seized the dog by
the cuff of the neck and tail and started
for the mail car. The messenger told
him the dog was not properly stamped.
A fabher named G ankle went to
Woodville, Y village near " Dayton,
cently, and during the course of the day
managed to become very drunk. In that
condition he started for home, taking
the railroad track. After a little walking
he laid down on the track and went to
sleep. A passenger train came along at
full speed, running over and mangling
him in a frightful manner, there being
scarcely two parts of the body left to
gether. He was a widower, with a large
family, and was about 40 years of age.
No blame attaches to the railroad em
ployes, who did their best to stop the
tram when he was discovered.
Patents have recently been issued to
citizens of this State, as follows : Farm
Fences T. W. Owens, Granville. Key
Fasteners J. Thornton, Cleveland.
Spring Bed Bottoms G. L. Shepard,
Columbus. Manufacture of Glassware
C. W. Brockunier, Bridgeport. Lubri
cators for Steam Engines J. Famon,
Cleveland. Bain Water Cut-Offs J. F.
Hess, Massilon. Combined Mangle and
Ironing-Tables F. Way, Springfield,
Farm Gates G. O. Boss, Marion. Key
Fasteners R. F. Gibson, Cleveland.
Wagon-Tongue Attachments W. M.
Bernhard. Morris town. Dental Bibs
R. Horson, Cleveland.
At Cincinnati, on Saturday, about 1
3 o clock in the morning, a woman, ap
parently 40 or 45 years of age, in a very
drunken condition, was picked up and
taken to the station-house, bue was
richly dressed, and had the manners of
an educated and refined woman, and had
upon her person an elegant gold watch
and chain, a valuable diamond ring, and
fifteen or twenty dollars in greenbacks
She was given quarters in the female de
partment of the jail. She claimed to
have been robbed of a pocketbook con
taining forty or fifty dollars, and the
fact of her having been found in the
company of two very suspicious charac
ters, who claimed to be taking care of
her, gave some foundation for the state
ment. At the Btation-house she gave
the name of Mrs. Weaver, and said that
her husband was formerly the owner
a line of packets running between Cin
cinnati and Memphis. In the morning
she was arraigned before the Mayor on
the charge of drunkenness, where she
gave the name of Mrs. Evans, and stated
that a former husband was at one time
the editor of a leading New York daily.
She was fined one dollar and costs,
which she paid, and the last seen of her
was in the back room of an East End
saloon, calling for her favorite beverage,
NEWS OF THE WEEK
The East.
In the Tilton-lseeeher trial, last week, the
court adjourned for three days, in order, it is
said, to prevent lire. Woudhnll giving in her
evidence. She had been subpenaed by th
prosecution, bnt both aides feared her, and she
was not called. The trial will probably end by
the middle of July.
Sturtevant, the fiend who some months ago
murdered two old men and their female house
keeper, at Plymouth, Mass., was hong on Fri
day, the 7th inst.
In the Pennsylvania anthracite country the
awful reign of idleness continues, and the
news from that region from day to day ia
freighted with the horror attendant upon sloth,
poverty, and passion. It is stated that the
owners of the largest mines in the district have
deliberately flooded their property, thus adding
months to the period of unproductiveness
which the scowling future proclaims.
The centennial celebration of the capture of
Fort Ticonderoga by Col. Ethan Allen, was cel
ebrated with spirit by the people of the village
and surrounding country.
The Philadelphia Press of the 12th inst says
in its review of the wheat crop reports from all
sections of Pennsylvania : 14 A caref dl survey
loads to tho belief that not over half a crop will
be gathered, and even this amount depends
upon the continuance of dry weather."
. A bill has passed the New York Senate for the
redaction of tolls on the Erie canal 33 per
oent.
A horrible tragedy occurred at Byfield, Mass.,
last week. William Basse, aged 37, killed his
mother with a shoe knife, nearly severing her
head from her body. He then attacked and
dangerously wounded his father and three
brothers. The young man had shown symp
toms of insanity for sometime past, and at
the time of the tragedy was Buffering from
neuralgia.
The West.
An act of heroic bravery was performed by
George H. Price, who. had charge of the Adams
Express car which left Chicago on the night of
the 6th inst., by the Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne
railroad. . Three masked robbers entered
the car near -Lima, Ohio. The foremost of
the ruffians pointed a pistol at Prices
head and demanded the keys of
the safe. Almost at the Bsme moment he fired
a shot at the messenger's head, but the latter
had thrown up his left hand while reaching for
his pistol with his right, and the ballet struck
him in the forearm, inflicting a- small wound,
and then, glancing, struck him in the chin also,
wounding him slightly in that spot. The as
sailant re pea tod his demand for the keys, and,
not getting them, fired again before Price could
get out his weapon. This time the ball went
clean through the messenger's right shoulder,
andlodgedin thesideof the car. Before the
robber could fire a third shot the wounded
messenger had gotten his heavy pistol in hand,
and, taking deliberate aim, passed a ball through
the brain of his assailant, and the latter fell
dead in his tracks, without even a straggle.
A severe thunder storm passed over sections
of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, 8unday, the light
ning striking in many places, doing great dam
age. Taylor's flouring mill, near Sprmgfiel -
Ohio, was burned with a loss of 417,000 ; in
sorance, til, 000.
The Bender has again escaped, this fame in
Arizona, and is going for Mexico, it is thought
The new Custom House and Poetofnce build
mg partly erected at Ulucago win nave to he
torn down and rebuilt A committee of experts
appointed to investigate the condition of th
structure, find walla very crooked and the
foundations insecure.
Government detectives have just made a big
raid on the fraudulent whisky ring in St. Louis,
Chicago and Milwaukee. Irregularities in the
manufacture and sale of spirits in these locali
ties have been suspected for a long time, and
Secretary Bristow, after recent investigations,
decided to summarily put a stop to them. It
appears that the frauds practiced have been of
great magnitude, and extending over a long
period of time. It is also stated that a large
number oMnternal revenue officers are implt
cated, either as accessories to the frauds or as
having been unattentive to duty.
Daring the week ending Saturday, the
10th of May, the condition of the wheat
in 330 counties was reported to the Department
of Agriculture. About 300 counties, of the
valleys of the Ohio and Missouri are repre
sented, which last year produced 70,000,000
bushels of winter wheat, or GO per cent, of the
product of seven States from Ohio to Kansas.
The average of condition in these States is 63
per cent., indicating only five-eighths of a full
crop, if no improvement occurs in Kentucky,
75 per cent.; Ohio, 57 per oent.; Michigan, 63 ;
Indiana, 66 ; Illinois, 63 ; Missouri, 59 ; Kan
sas, 87.
W. W. Embry, editor of the Leavenworth
(Kan.) Appeal , recently shot and killed CoL
D. E. Anthony, editor of the Leavenworth
Times.
Grasshoppers have appeared in multitudinous
numbers in some portions of Kansas and Mis
souri, and the indications are that the devasta
tions of last summer will not only be repeated,
but that a new territory will be ravaged and
robbed of its human sustenance.
The St Louis Democrat has been sold to the
St Louis Globe, and the two papers consol
idated. The price paid was about $350,000.
One hundred men have left Kansas City for
the Black Hills, and 300 more are at Cheyenne
on their way to the same point
The Grand May Musical Festival took place
at Cincinnati last week, and was a magnificent
affair. The city was garlanded with flowers
and bedecked with flags, and the enthusiasm
and music was immense.
The first general convention of the Reformed
Episcopal Church was held in Chicago last
week.
Judge Dillon, of the United States Circuit
Court, in a decision rendered at Des Moines last
week, affirmed the validity of the Iowa Railroad
Tariff act of March 23, 1873. .
The Western Unitarian churches have just
held their annual conference at Chicago, which
was largely attended.
The ninth annual reunion of the Grand
Army of the Republic, held in Chicago last
week, was the largest and most successful the
veterans have ever had.
Judge Dillon, of the United States Circuit
Court has decided that Council Bluffs is the
eastern terminus of tho Union Pacific railroad.
Tho Council Bluffers are jubilant at their vic
tory, while Omaha is correspondingly despond
ent
The Western distillers whose establishments
were recently seized, have formed a combina
tion for the purpose of testing the constitu
tionality of the revenue laws that permit the
seizure of property in such a sommary manner.
A party of Black Hills adventurers, consist
ing of forty-two men and six wagons, has been
captured by a detachment of troops and taken
to Fort Randall as prisoners, to be held until
instructions are received concerning their treat
ment
Washington.
The Postoffice Department is still engaged
adjusting the salaries of Postmasters under the
law of the last Congress. It la discovered that
th appropriation wai not large (000(11 fox the
purpose, and such of the Poskmastera as have
not already made their application for increased
pay will be without it
The Comptroller of the Currency has called
upon the national banks for a report of their
condition on the 1st inst
The Secretary of the Treasury, with a view to
etrenchment in his department has very prop
erly set on foot an investigation as to the pro
priety of abolishing some of the many interior
ports of delivery which are a source of consid
erable expense to the government withoat com
pensating revenue.
Douglass states that the Internal Revenue re
ceipts for the fiscal year will certainly exceed
his estimates. He bad estimated the receipts
at 1 105, 000, 000. They will certainly reach
1107,000,000, and probably 112,000,000.
The Grand Jury of the District of Columbia
has indicted Bill King for perjury.
The Washington Scpublican intimates that
Secretary Fish will retire from the Cabinet at
the end of the fiscal year.
The Attorney-General, in reference to an in
quiry from the Secretary of War, gives his
opinion that enrollment before the proclama
tion and orders mentioned in the act of April
22, 1872, does not preclude a claim for bounty
where a company or regiment was mustered
into the military Bervice of the United States
prior to July 22, 1861, under said proclamation
and order.
A. C. BaelL the newspaper correspondent
has again been indicted by the district grand
jury for libeling ex-Senator Chandler.
The South.
At Paris, Ky., on Saturday of last week,
Jacob Almond, aged 80, quarreled with his son-in-law,
named Allen, aged 65, and knocked the
latter down. Allen arose and plunged a knife
into Almond, disemboweling him. The latter
died instantly.
CoL Richard H. Gaines, a leading New Or
leans merchant recently shot and killed D. It
Winn, a prominent hotel-keeper at Hope,
Hempstead county, Ark.
The Southern Memorial Association lias
adopted a resolution that " all tho soldiers of
the Federal and Confederate armies be cordially
invited to join the Memorial Association in
decorating graves at Arlington on the 1st of
June."
A fire at Marshall, Texas, last week, destroyed
property valued at $110,000. '
Gens. Hatch and Davis, of the United States
army, have returned to New Orleans from the
Rio Grande. They report that the raids are
becoming more. bold and frequent Murders of
Americans and friendly Mexicans are con
stantly occurring. The civil authorities on this
aide aro under the control of Mexicans, and
prevent the United States troops from making
arrests. Unless summary measures are taken
by the United States troops, they think the
counties between the Rio Grande and Nueces
will soon be in the hands of Mexican outlaws.
General.
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The Baltimore and Ohio railroad continues
its liberal policy of furnishing the public with
cheap passenger and freight rates. It has just
reduced the fare from Chicago to Pittsburgh
to7.
The National Encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic, at its recent meeting in
Chicago, elected the following officers for the
ensuing year : Commander-in-Chief, Comrade
Hartranft, of Pennsylvania; Senior Vice-Grand
Commander-in-Chief, Comrade Reynolds, of
Illinois; Junior Yico-Graud Commander, Com
rade Buckbee, of Connecticut; Surgeon-Gen-
eral, Comrade Foy, of Massachusetts; Chaplain-in-Chief,
Myron W. Reed, of Wisconsin. The
election for a National Council of Administra
tion resulted as follows :
Maine Edward Moore Portland
New Hampshire.. Aaron F. Stevens. Nashua
Vermont t. Stewart Stranahan..St Albans
Massachusetts.. ..Josiah Pickett Worcester
Rhode Island ....F.H. Barney. ...... ...Frovirtenee
Connecticut John G. Healey.......Ncw Haven
Hew York John B. Copley Elvira
New Jersey F. W. Sullivan Newark
Pennsylvania.. ...Levi Huber Pottsville
Potomac.-. John A. Darling.. ....-Washington
Ohio. James Harnett ...Cleveland
Illinois J. J. Palmer. Rockford
Wisconsin Henry G. Boners Milwaukee
Minnesota. True S. White St. Paul
California D. J. Simmons Sacramento
The next meeting will take place in Philadel
phia during the Centennial celebration.
The Tilton-Beecher Trial.
Eiohtt- fourth Dir. The day was princi
pally devoted to disproving the alibi claimed
by Mr. Beecher relative to the interview with
Mrs. Moulton on the 2d of June, 1873. Lewis
James, Superintendent of the Health Lift
Company, swore .positively to seeing Mr.
Beecher on that day, walking in the direction
of Remsen street. Jeremiah P. Robinson and
Mrs. Moulton were also sworn, and were
reasonably certain of the date.
EioHn-nrra Day. Theodore Til ton ocou
pied the witness stand the whole day, and en
tered into a sweeping denial ef the testimony
Tracy, Woodley, Mrs. Palmer, Bessie Turner,
Oliver Johnson and Sam Wilkeson.
Eighty-sixth Dat. The feature of the day's
proceedings was the appeararce of Mrs. Wood
hull in the court-room. She made a short in
troductory speech to the court, and then offered
a package of letters, supposed to relate in some
degree to the parties to the scandal. After this
she retired, when Moulton was recalled and
asked a few questions. The prosecution then
rested, much to the surprise of everybody.
The defense then commenced their surrebnttal
testimony. Freeland was called and flatly con
tradicted Mr. Bowen as to the time of the meet
ing at his house.
Eighty-seventh Day. Several witnesses
were recalled, including Bowen, Claflin and
Southwick, after which Mr. Evarta announced
that the evidence was all in, and that he and
Judge Porter would occupy not more than five
days summing np for the defense. Mr.
Beach, for the plaintiff, will occupy about
much time, and the Judge ooly a day or two
so that the first week of summer may see
case closed finally. The court adjourned
six days to allow the counsel time to prepare
for summing up. '
Political.
It is announced that ex-Senator Pomeroy
is making arrangements to enter the canvass
for United States Senator from Kansas, to suc
ceed Mr. Harvey.
It now turns out that (Commissioner Douglass'
crowning weakness, and the one which led
his removal, was a leniency toward illicit dis
tillers.
The Republicans of Kentucky met in
Convention at Louisville on the 13th inst.,
nominated Gen. John M. Harlan for Governor,
Robert Boyd for Lieutenant-Governor,
William C. Goodloe for Attorney-General.
platform adopted by the Convention is a
one, reaffirming faith m Republican principles
approving the financial policy of the adminis
tration, and holding that the financial legisla
tion of Congress should be steadily directed
the resumption of specie payments at the
date consistent with- the business interests
of the country.
Foreign.
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The proceedings against the Prince Bishop
Breslau, for violation of the ecclesiastical laws,
resulted in his banishment from Prussian
territory.
The American Methodist chapel at Quickang,
China, was lately destroyed by a mob.
Six thousand German families are preparing
to emigrate from Russia on account of the con
scription.
The Prussian police have lately received
alarming notices of plots against Bismarck's
life, and a special detective force has been de
tailed to protect him from asaamins.
Some of the French journals treat there-
porta of the alarmists about war with Germany
as unfounded.
China has engaged the ex-Confederate Gen.
Ripley to construct extensive works for the de
fense of the coast and principal rivers of that
country.
The Czar of Russia arrived at lSorlin-en the
10th of May, and was cordially received by
Emperor William and other- distinguished per
sonages.
Another Bteamship is reported lost the
Cadiz, while on her way from Portugal to Lon
don. Sixteen persons are reported as having
perished.
The "Tope reached the age of 83 on the 13th
of May, and was presented with a congratula
tory address, signed by a full million of the cit
izens of Germany.
Later advices give the number of lives lost
on the steamer Cadiz at 63.
A man, said to be a relative of Archbishop
Ledochowski, has been arrested by the Gorman
authorities, as the chief conspirator in the plot
to assassinate Bismarck and others.
The Catholic Bishops of Prussia have de
cided to dissolve the religious orders which the
State tolerates, rather than see them subjected
to Government supervision.
The island of Laghalien has been ceded to
Russia by Japan.
Spain has paid to Minister Cashing the last
installment of the Virginius indemnity.
The lunatic O'Connor has been arrested again
at Buckingham Palace, with a pistol in his pos
session, with which it is supposed he intended
taking the life of Queen Victoria.
The steamer Faraday has succeeded in find
ing the United States direct cable, and will
finish laying the cable as fast as possible.
The Fighting Editor.
We have added a man to our staff.
He" is 'the Chesterfield of the editorial
corps, and occupies the first room sev
eral doors from the chief editorial re
treat. He is of the Hibernian persua
sion, has bright red hair, strong, sinewy
arms, and airs himself with coat off and
sleeves well .rolled Tip. He sports a
cane, that is always handy, of solid hick
ory, huge dimensions, and loaded at the
butt. He keeps two pets of the English
bull-dog breed, with a litter of well-grown
pups in the corner to keep up the sup
ply in cose of accident, anil it is a fancy
of his to keep a brace of loaded blunder;
busses against his chair. It is his busi
ness to do the delectable port of the edi
torial work of the times. He receives
the short-haired women and long-haired
men who nock to every newspaper
with piles of manuscript upon their fa
vorite hobbies, said to be "just the thing
for an independent journal," and ho
welcomes the large and growing family
of CoL Mulberry Sellerses, who have a
patent method of paying the national
debt, and of making money plenty for
everybody without earning it all of
which they could demonstrate to the sat
isfaction of any one by publishing forty
or fifty columns in an independent jour
nal. He also greets the crowd that
comes with the scandal of the streets and
gin-mills, and insist upon publishing it
anonymously, to " break up the rings
and restore the city to law and order."
With all these, and others in the same
useful line, our now man has to deal, but
he acquits himself with wonderful satis
faction. Now and then there is a little
confusion in his office a chair or a table
broken, or a window smashed, and once
in a while the dogs are seen pawing a bit
of silk, and bugles and things, and pan
taloon patches out of their teeth, and
the pups do occasionally play with an
ancient reticule, or a grandmother's fan,
or an old shirt-dickey, but upon the
whole the department is a success, and
we can confidently commend it to all our
brethern inclined to an independ
ent newspaper y&oixae. Philadelphia
A California Horror.
as
the
for
to
Sometime in March two men, J. W.
Rover and J. W. Sharpe, went to Hum
boldt county, Nevada, to take charge of
a sulphur mine, which Rover had located
there, bharpe represented the interests
of a Mr. McWorthy, a partner of Rover's
111 lOlO UJUllCO. VJlliULTO Ainu UCTJU Ulf lllO
mine but a short time when Rover be-
,iinn M him nnii it. W nnM
kaan aonafrainnrl T-ltaf Via mada f ri roll fa of
the Humboldt House that he would get
bvmi villi Shur. A went turn last
Thursday McWorthy sent word to Rover
m,u of m;ii r-T l m;io
from the mine, with a team' to haul some
goods to the mine. Rover came several
hours after the appointed tune, and
when asked where Sharpe was remarked
that he was not his keeper. McWorthy,
accompanied by a friend and Rover, re
turned to the mine, but could not find
Sharpe. He waited four days, and then,
Sharpe not putting m an appearance,
and satisfying himself that Sharpe had
not returned to Oakland, McWorthy
suspicions were aroused. Rover protested
the utmost ignorance of what had
become of Sharpe. McWorthy then re
turned to Humboldt and swore out
-warrant against Rover, charging him
with the murder of Sharpe. The war
rant was given to Sheriff Nash, who went
to the mine and found Rover, who stout-
ly denied all knowledge of the inissing
man. A search was made in the lulls,
and the Sheriff and McAVorthy were hor
rified to find portions of Sharpe s re
mains secreted in dinerent ports of the
surroimding hills. He hod been killed
with an ax, and his body cut to pieces
in the most brutal maimer. His head
was found in a sulphur bag, and his
thighs, arms, legs and body in separate
, , . , , ii ," l -
places, each limb carefiUly bed up in
mlnhnr hair. Abont 8200 m com and
sulphur bag. About $200 in coin and
pistol he had on his person were missing,
while his gold watch and papers were
found in his pockets. The footprints
Rover's boots were tracked to every spot
where portions of the body had been
secreted. Rover has not been found.
San Francisco Call.
and
and
The
to
ear
liest of
Domestic Signs. When you see
sofa and two lengths of stove-pipe on
front stoop, and a child on the premises
euuug a slice ui uieau miu jam, u m due
to believe that the family has just moved
in. When you several wmdows open,
with lengths of carpet hanging from
them, and a child at the front eatmg
bread and jam, it is an equally sure in-
aicaaon inat tneiamny is cleaning nouse.
Danbury Acivs.
It is suggested that for purposes
identification (of criminals), it is only
necessary to get a distinct photograph
the palm of one hand, taken in a strong
oblique light, so as to bring out
markings strongly. This will be found
a luuu, it is baiq. never aiiite in two per-
tons; no disguise short of actual disfig-
nremtnt will do away with th difference,
APPALLING DISASTER.
APPALLING DISASTER. The Loss of the Steamship Schiller-Over
APPALLING DISASTER. The Loss of the Steamship Schiller-Over 300 Lives Sacrificed-Particulars of the
Awful Calamity.
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belonged in Chicago, Milwaukee, De
mo troit, Davenport, and other Western
The steamshin Schiller, which sailed
from JNew Xoik on April 28 for Hamburg,
wa8 ked off the SciUy Islands on the
morning of the 8th of May, and over 300
persons perished. The ociUy islands, a
group of about 140 islets and rocks, lie
off the southwest coast of England, about
thirty miles from Land's End. The lo
cation has always been a dangerous one
for shipping, and many horrible wrecks
have taken place in the vicinity. The
voyage of the Schiller was moderately
good until May 4. The last three dayB
it was impossible to take observations,
The snip was ont oi her course half a
mile at the time of the catastrophe.
The New York Herald's correspondent
interviewed Mr. Folemon, second officer
of the lost steamer, and Mr. btem, one
of the passengers, and from them gained
the following narrative of the disaster :
" Capt Thomas was on 'deck night and
day for four entire days. At 7 o'clock
in the evening of the 7th there was a
dense log. The sails were ta&en in, the
engines put on half-speed, and the fog-
bells were used. Bishop's Light was
unseen, though only half a mile distant.
At 10 o'clock we struck on a reef, and,
after four bumps, the steamer settled
down. There was a violent sea and the
tide was rising. The darkness was in
tense. Most of the male passengers
were awake, and there was the usual
rush for the boats, but nearly all the
boats were staved. One boat with a few
sailors left the ship in a cowardly
manner, refusing aid. Two boats were
'saved. The Captain endeavored to com
pel obedience by firing a revolver over
their heads. Daring two hours six can
non shots were fired, when the powder
dampened. Distress signals, rockets
and blue lights were unanswered. At
midnight the fog lifted, in a minute re
vealing the lighthouse. The waves were
still- sweeping the decks and carrying
away victims. At 2 o'clock the deck
house, in which were the women and
children, was swept away. The cries
and shrieks of the victims were heart
rending. There followed a ghastly
silence oft The smokestack fell, crush
ing some of the boats and two others
were carried away. The remainder fol
lowed the Captain to the forward bridge.
Each succeeding wave took fresh victims.
Some sought refuge in the mainmast and
some on the foremost. At d o clocK the
Captain and two other officers were on
the bridge. Tho Captain descended for
a moment to render assistance and was
swept away. Thus perished a brave
man, says Mr. Stern. At this time
about ten persons were clinging to the
rigging of the mainmast, and tliirty to
that of the foremast. The ship had ca
reened, her yards touching the water,
and the tide was rising. At 5 o'clock
the fog lifted and the survivors shouted,
but their cries were unavailing. At
o'clock the mainmast, and at a quarter
to 8 the foremast, both of iron, fell; then
two of the St. Agnes' boats came and
rescued the few who hod managed to
keep afloat. It was reported yesterday
that there were 103 women on
board. The survivors were taken
to-day from Penzance to Plym
outh, whenoe they will be sent
forward to Hamburg, where there is the
greatest excitement. It is asserted that
life-savin (? belts wcro issued to women.
It is certain that most of the passengers
found none. An order was given that
the first boat should take the women and
children. This boat capsized. Poleman
says that seven boats were launched, and
onlv two lived. The others were staved
and- swamped immediately. The cries
for help lasted until 3 o'clock. The last
voice heard was that of a little child in
the cabin. It is not probable the boats
could have lived even if they had
been successfully filled. The whole
number saved is forty-four. Thirty
bodies have been recovered.
The number of lives lost by this terri
ble calamity is not exactly known, but it
believed it will reach 3o0. There were
over one hundred women on board,
all of whom, with one solitary ex
ception, perished. The passengers
were nearly all Uermans. T he crew con
sisted of about 120 men. The passen
gers in all numbered: Cabin, 149
steerage, 106 adults, 16 children, and
infants. Many of the lost passengers
I CltlGS.
The Schiller was one of the newest
and best boats m the transcontinental
seice- Her dimensions were: Length,
375 feet: beam, 40 feet; depth of hold,
32 feet; 3,600 tons burden, and 3,000
indicated horse-power. She was valued
at $100,000, and'was insured for her full
value. Her cargo was valued at $750,
000, and was fully insured. She also
carried six kegs, containing $300,000 in
gold, and 250 mail-bags, containing the
entire continental mail.
TERRIBLE CYCLONE.
Western Georgia Devastated by a Hurricane
Many Persons Killed and Wounded
—Great Destruction of Property.
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a
a
a
a
of
of
Atlanta papers contain full details of
the terrible tornado that devastated a
portion of Western Georgia on the night
of the 3d inst. A dispatch from Colum
bus, Go., reports: "Another tornado in
i r : .1 rp.,11.,,1. i.-, ,.v i-.i nA
chattahooche river in Harris, and
went through Talbot. The storm neared
the recent tornado, and in one place fol
lowed it for five miles. The loss of
property is immense , . Up to this evening
it is ascertained that seventeen lives were
lost, among them five whites. About
thirty-five persons were wounded, and
a large number of mules and cows killed
UaLLlKAlb. .A.'01AtX30 Will UUUOCO HCIO
u &el and the crops along
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ontnght. f ences and nouses were
the route are entirely destroyed. Por
tions of houses were blown a distance of
fifteen miles,
At West Point the cyclone demolished
all the out-houses on ex-Mayor Reed's
place. A large wagon was picked np
and carried across Chattahooche liiver.
At Collier's farm, in Alabama, three
miles from the city, all the out-houses
were destroyed and three negroes Killed.
Tho storm swept through the town of
Beriin( Ala., destroying houses of all
joncls on the places ol John Ijooner,
where it soriously, if not fatally, wounded
fl wife of the proprietor, and killed all
ig mules ; P. G. Collins, where it
wrecked everything, but killed no one;
j. j. Benton, where it tore down all
the out-houses, and killed one negro,
A dispatch from Rutledge, Ga., gives
the following account of the storm s rav-
ages at that place : " It crossed the
Georgia railroad at this place at a quar-
ter to 3 o'clock, going in an eastern
course. The dny passenger train was
just leaving tho depot as the storm was
raging. It destroyed the house of Ur.
u. u. xuuuuiuiueiv, uubuuiie ua laio aiuaiaiy
were killed. All of his outbuildings and
'fences were blown down. Next in the
line was the plantation of Mr. John
Stapp. His small plank dwelling-house
was picked np from its place, turned
half round, and set on the ground 20
feet from the original place. Outhouses
and fences all down. The next victim
Dr. C. P. Brown, who lived at a
newly-settled place in quite a dense
forest. The timber was strewn in all
shapes and directions, one tree striking
the corner of his house. One room, in
which the family happened to be, was
uninjured. A very tall tree near the
place was clothed in the top with a beau
tiful dress that Mrs. Brown was just
finishing. A tablecloth decked another
tree 50 feet high. The next place was
Mr. Hes Tomblin's. Two rooms of his
house were left. Forest trees, fruit trees,
fencing and outhouses are all good.
The next and worst victim was Mr. J.
Hill Davis. His house was literally
demolished, and he was bruised consid
erably. Mrs. Davis had her jawbone
broken, and her little girl is not liKely to
live. All the buildings and fences have
gone from his place. Mr. B. H. High
tower, at Stockbridge, has his leg broken;
Mrs. .Livingstone and her 3 months old
baby were blown 100 yards into a gully.
The four-mule team of Cowan & Bro.'s
saw-mill at Whitesburg was blown helter-
skelter, and Cowan was blown 75 yards.
Cowan hod to cut his team loose to get
them from the wagon. It is rumored
tliat thirteen persons were killed in Har
ris county. About eight large planta
tions were devastated in the track of the
storm. At Mathew Johnson's a large
shade-tree fell on the house, just as the
wind tore the house down. The family
escaped to the kitchen, of which all but
four or nve logs was blown away. Jslr.
Johnson, in attempting to run from the
house to the kitchen, was hurled against
the smoke-house and seriously injured.
The negro cook was mortally wounded,
and several children were hurt. Mr. J.
W. - Robinson saw a hail-stone fall as
large as his head. It broke into pieces,
but he picked np a splinter 7 inches
loag. In one instance a fence-rail was
driven through a tree, and rocks were
driven into trees like Minnie balls. One
child blown off has not been found, and
Mr. Johnson was injured.
GAMBLING DID IT.
H. C. Binkley's Crime and Violent Death
—A Warning to Young Men.
[Lima, Ohio (May 7), Cor. Chicago Times.]
A bold attempt was made to rob the
express car on the jyittsburgh, H on
Wayne and Chicago road,, on the train
that passed this place at 2 o'clock this
morning. After the train starts from
here it does not stop until it reaches
Forest, about tliirty miles distant, and
passes over a lonesome part of the coun
try, but thinly settled, and, for the most
part, covered by a large marsh. While
this tram was speeding along over tins
dreary waste, a robber disguised in a
black muslin cloth drawn tight over his
shoulders bock of his head and over his
face, and tucked down in his vest, en-
rerea me car oy sawing oui one oi ine
panels of the door, and approaching
nno ,1't, in le .1.larl
his surrender. The messenger jumped
otto ,,-, ,i- i,;
but, before he could shoot, the robber
fired at him twice, one ball takintr effect
in the right wrist, and the other
his chin and lodging
in his right shoulder. While this
: A! A 1
was kuauk on, uie expires messenger woa
acuoentce aim ana urea, snooung Lilt)
robber square in the forehead, killing
him instantly. After tho messenger was
sure his man was dead, he pulled the bell
connecting with the engine and stopped
the train. Upon search no other men
were luuAiu wuu uuuiu. oo ui league wiui
journey, and when it arrived at Crestline
,lUvrC,l ti . o-m,..
Dp to' this time the mask over the
vnnn'a fan. liol nnflvun wrnimu, A f f
it was laid out in the office, it was nulled
aside. revenlintT the well-known features
of H. C. Binkley, of Fort Wayne, once
a conductor on the road. The feelings
and astonishment of those standing
around him, and who had been his asso
ciates for years upon the road, cannot be
described. He had hitherto borne a
good character, and was generally liked
by those with whom he was thrown in
contact, and the terrible fact that he had
so suddenly descended to an express rob
ber could hardly be realized. He was a
member in good standing of the Order of
Red Men, and also of the Conductors
Brotherhood. The affair has created
great excitement.
He leaves a wife and two children. He
was discharged from the road some time
since for gambling. This was the only
real vice he was known to have had, and
that contracted within a year. His body
will be taken to Fort Wayne for burial.
Indian "Draw Pokee."
A stalwart specimen of that race "who
see God in the clouds and hear Him in
the wind," "struck a gentleman of
somewhat benevolent aspect for a two-bit
piece, saying, " Me heap hungry."
Then w4iy do you loaf about nere r
said the gentleman. " Why don't you
go down to pyramid .Lake, where you
can find plenty of game?" "Me find
plenty of gome np here," said the war
rior. " You can ? What kind of game,
I should like to know ?" asked the gen
tleman. " Me find urn plenty sebben-
up-ee, plenty draw-poKee, plenty
plenty draw-pokee, plenty
" That will do, said the gentleman,
" here's your quarter. An Injun who
hunts game of that kind is sure to be
hungry." The child of the desert took
th e proffered coin and grimly trod away
without a word of thanks. He went not
in the direction of those places where
eatables are exposed for sale, but laid
his course for tiie nearest lumber-yard,
where a group of members of his tribe,
seated upon an old horse-blanket, were
manipulating the pictured papers of the
white man. There, planting Umself
his haunches, he took deadly, deliberate
;m firtui nno mnn nhnt at hia
vori'te " draw pokee," bt brought down
no meat As he sat sucking the end
his bead-decked scalp-lock and gazing
wistfully about, it was plainly to be seen
that he was still a very " hungry injun.
Virginia (Arev.) Enterprise.
The Democratic Policy.
[Washington Cor. Chicago Tribune.]
Sam Randall has announced what will
be one feature of the Democratic House,
His opinion is of some value, as he is
prominent cancuoate ior me opeaser-
Hhin. He savs that the Democrats pro-
pose to abolish the office of Commission-
er of Internal Revenue on the ground
that since the bulK oi the internal rev-
taxes is now collected from whisky
oml tnriniwi hv the mpjuiH of ntnmnn. tli
expensive machinery of the Internal
Revenue Bureau is no longer needed,
Tliis was Senator Sumner's idea, and
introduced a bill for that purpose. The
only way, of course, in which the Demo-
craU can abolish the Bureau i by ref u
ins appropriation.
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THERE ONCE WAS A TOPER.
There once was a toper 1 11 not tell his name
Who had for his comfort a scolding old dame ;
And often and often We wliihed himself dead, '
For if drunk he came home, ahe would beat him
bed.
He spent all his evenings away from his home,
And when he returned, he would sneaking! m
And trv in wmlk Rtrmiffhtlv. and SSV not a WOFcl
Jast to keep his dear wife from abusing her lardj
r or, it ne aarea say nis unique wb m
Twould set her tongue goln?, in no gentle tone.
And she'd huff him, and cuff him, and call taxa
hard names,
And he'd sigh to be
rid of all scolding old dames.
It happened, one night, on a f rolio he went,
lie statu uu nis very isfc peuuj - -i -,
But how to go home, and get safely to bed,
was the thing on his heart that most heavily
weighed.
But home be must go ; so he caught up his hat,
And off he went singing, by this, and by that,
"111 pluck up my courage, I guess she's in bed.
If she aint, tis no matter, I'm sure : Who's afraid ?'
He came to his door ; ne lingered unm
He peeped : and he listened, and all seemed quite
still :
In he went, and his wife sure enough wss in bed 1
Oh I" says ne, -ua jus as muugu.. A.uva
afraid?"
He crept about softly, and spoke not a word.
His sue seemea vo sleep, itr biiw iww o u - v
Thought lie "for thit night, then, my fortune is
made T '
For my dear sooldingwifo is asleep! Who's afratdt"
But soon he felt thirsty; and slyly he rose,
And groping around, to the table he goes.
The pitcher found empty, and so was the bowl,
The pail and the tumblers she'd emptied the whole!
At length in a corner, a vessel he found !
Says ho, "here's something to drink, 111 M
bouna:"
And eagerly seizing, he lifted it np
And drank it all off, in one long hearty sup!
It tasted so qneerly ; and, what it could be.
He wondered ; it neither was water, nor tea !
just then a thought struck him and filled him with
fear, .
oh t it must be the noison for rats. I declare J"
And loudly he called on his dear sleeping wife,
And begged her to rise: "for," said he, "on my
life
I fear it was poison, the bowl did contain
Oh I dear I yes it wa poison, l now leei ine pam :-
'Anawnat maae youury, bji . unu, oumxyxj
cried ;
1 Twould serve yotr Just right if from poison you
diArir
And you've done a fine Job, and you'd now better
marcn.
For jut see, you brute, you have drank all y
Wit and Humor.
This conundrum is respectfully sub
wounding mitted to the best speller : Io S-i-o-n-x
spells su, and e-y-e spells i, and s-i-g-h-e-d
11.. . .I 1 1... .1 .J.-TJ1.VJL.
TffAnnnn down Feathers.
The best of fasts Fast asloep.
Tub best Aeadquartors Brains.
A XiObd of the aisles The usher.
What is the form of an escaped par
rot? Apolly-gone.
In Tonga Tabou only the sterner sex
ia allowed to wear false hair.
In culling the flowers of poetry, no
one should miss Cullen Bryant.
A close observer says the words which
ladies are fondest of are the first and
last words.
The chief reason why a Dayton woman
wouldn't buy a Bible was because the
agent hadn't one containing any comi
pictures.
A CBUSTr bachelor's objection to la-
dies with beautiful teeth is, that
nine out of ten of then would laugh at
a funeral
When the evil one is going to and fro,
d d down over earth, can we
K b h imp-roving 1-Boaton
AdVCrtlSCr.
"When a man has carroty hair, reddish
I cheeks, turn-up nose and a sage look.
may he not properly be said to have a
vegetablo head?
i huuais bauo, waij aawojj. v o-a-v-w j
i s-i-g-u-e-u blwaa buauauc i
A frightful example : First degree,
lemonade with a stick in it : second de-
gree brandy smash and port wine ; third
degree, bourbon, brandy, old ale, gin,
mm and apple-jack ; fourth degree, all
kinds every time ; never say no.
, There is one section of railroad in
the State of Indiana that has become
famous for accidents. Recent lnvesti-
gation reveals the curious fact that
1 thei0 AS Hot t mOther-in laW 1U the
State nnprovided with a free ticket over
that road.
CONDENSE.
Wbeh writing an article for the press,
Whether prose or verse, just try
To utter your thoughts in the fewest words,
And let them be crisp and dry ;
And when it is finished, and yon suppose .
It ts done exactly brown,
Just look at it over again, and then
' Boil it down.
A few days since a very pretty young
married woman, during a dinner-table
discussion on chunmmanship, opened
the eyes of the company and demolished
her husband by expressing, as her opin-
ion, that " the only dinerence rjeiween
the Ritualists and Romanists was in
the fact that the latter burned insects."
Me. Ia. H. Cabxyslb, a New Orleans
actor, was recently engaged by an ama-
'j.t; oaainfinn at Kirksville.
- Mo to heip m bring out " Richard
ttt Mr. Carlvsle has now a deep scalp
wound seven inches long inflicted by the
maiden sword of Richmond, an untamed
amateur named Dick Pickler, who " got
excited" and "identified himself with
the character."
A BTBANGEit entered one of our
churches last Sunday evening, and
and walked the entire length of the
aisle without any person offering him a
seat, so he started out As he neared
i i .a 'm l.
the door a man rose and asuea u ne
wanted a seat "No," replied the
stranger, "I came merely to look
around. I'm going home now," and he
went Franklin (Conn.) Citizen.
a Scotchwoman, whose name was
Margaret, did nothing bnt swear and
nhnse instead of answering the minister.
Ay, Margaret," says he, " dinna ye ken
were a the sintu gangi -xniu. uia.
them that kens as weel as them that
tmeers." cries she. "Ay, Margaret,
.. ... - atf 1 1 1 1 A . 1 '
they gang where there'll be wailing and
gnashing of teeth." " By my trom,
then," says Margaret, "let them gnash
that ha'e them, for de ii a stump nave 1
had. for these twenty years."
of
a
coupons on ine msiae eage, currenpuuiA
enue ing with the number of cigars in the box.
The ennnnns are furnished by the gov-
he
r: .
Coughing. The best method of easing
a cough is to resist it wiui an ineiorco
of will possible, until the accumulation
of phlegm becomes greater ; then there
is something to cough against and it
comes up very much easier and with half
the coughing. A great deal of liacking,
and hemming, and coughing in invalids
is purely nervous, or the result of mere
habit as is shown by the frequency with
which it occurs while the patient is
thinking about it, and its comparative
rarity when he is so much engaged that
there is no time to think, or when the
attention is impelled in another direo-
tion. Scientific American.
Retail cigar dealers are unhappy over
the new cigar box which has perforated
ernment in place of stamps, and when a
cigr? is sold a coupon has to bo de-
stroyed before the purchaser. Before
long they will have each cocktail, manu-
faotured for married men, announced to
- their wives by a telegraphs Deu-puncn.
I cotton viooe.

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