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tor, like Carruth, the Yiueland journal
ist, 8 till Borvivcs with a ballet in him.
Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, though in
sane, will continue to draw the pension
of $250 per month from the government.
Gkobqe Alfred Townsend, the well
known newspaper correspondent, has
assumed editorial management of the
St. Louis Times.
Col. Bobvbt M. and Stephen A.
Douglas, eons of Stephen A. Douglas,
have just been awarded by the Court of
Claims about $259,000 for cotton seized
Mb. Trenob W. Park, of Benning
ton, Vt, is said to be the fourth man in
point of wealth in tho United States,
having property valued at $17,000,000.
Fork was one of tho original owners of
the Emma mine of Utah, and made his
fortune by speculating in mining stocks.
Tee Chicago Tribune thus plausibly
explains the increase in the divorce busi
ness : "Under existing laws a woman
can recover through tho aid of an idiot
jury such heavy damages from a default
ing lover that matrimony and divorce
are preferable to a suit for breach of
promise as being cheaper and less an
noying. The coming man will marry
and desert instead of paying heavy dam
ages for a momentary weakness."
A Paris sheet says there are four hun
dred and sixty-two German journals
published in the United States, and all
of them are in the secret pay of Bis
mark. Let it be hoped a time will come
when he will be in their pay, and then
the world will run all the smoother. In
the meantime this tyrant, who salaries
the press with a greasy hand, keeps up,
moreover, five organs in Australia, and
one at the Capo of Good Hope, for the
benefit of Africa and China.
A rich American in Paris discovered
that an unpleasant-looking fellow fol
lowed him every day from morning till
night. He became uneasy, and diplo
matic inquiry was made as to whether
tho man who watched him was connect
ed with the police. As a result of much
negotiation, the unpleasant person was
arrested, and proved to bo a gatherer of
buts of cigars. The rich American only
smoked famous brands, and only smoked
dam half up, and it paid to follow him.
Cincinnati claims to have the oldest
woman in America, whose age can be posi
tively authentieated. Her name is Po
desta, and she was born in Italy. The
officially attested baptismal register states
that she " baptizata est die XEL Januari,
1769." This makes hor over 106 years
of age. The recent revival of tho ques
tion, are there centenarians? has brought
out a great many probable cases of the
existence of people 100 years old and
upward, and some in which the evidence
is most convincing.
The Burlington Hawkeye thus refers
to Spring Hill, one of Burlington's most
flourishing suburbs : " And here it was
only yesterday morning that the favor--ita
-dog of one of tte most respected
families up there a dog which never ate
a mouthful of anything in his life with
out a napkin under his chin and a solid
silver fork in his paw, crawled under the
barn and dragged out a sk ski) skun
well, we forget what they did call it, but
it was awful, and when the dog went
into the parlor and crawled under the
sofa, he had the entire house to himself
until the gentlemen of the family came
up from down town."
In the Cincinnati Commercial we find
some interesting figures relating to mu
nicipal debts. Following is a compara
tive table of the existing public debts of
tho principal cities at tho latest date pub
ropulation in 1870. Debt.
Albany, N. Y 9,42j t V0","""
Baltimore i 967,534 . 20,0(10,01)0
Boston IM,47 41,000,000
Brooklyn 398,200 37,600,000
Chicago 2118,977 17,000,000
Cincinnati 316,839 16,000,0110
Jersey City 82,546 14,000.000
LouisnUe , 100,753 10,500,000
NewOrleans......,..... 191,418 " 22,000,000
' Kew Tor .:.. ...-. 942,232 .' l,0O0,000
Philadelphia. . 674,022 61,000,000
Pitt-burgh 86.076 7,527.301
Portland, He 31,413 6,000,000
Providence. 68,90 5,400.000
San Francisco 149.473 3,700,000
Stlrais. 310.864 14,303,000
Washington 109,199 25,000,000
Thus it will be seen that San Francisco
has the least oppressive -debt of all, or
$23 to each inhabitant. Albany owes
$40 to each inhabitant ; St. Louis, $50 ;
Chicago, $55 ; Cincinnati, $75 ; Provi
dence, $75 ; Pittsburgh, $80 ; Philadel
phia, $00 j Brooklyn, $95 ; Louisville,
$100 ; New Orleans, $110 J Baltimore,
$115 ; Boston, $130 ; New York, $140 ;
Portland, $160 ; Jersey City, $165 ; and
uen. d hbbman s me, as set forth in
his memoirs, is a striking illustration of
the fallacy of the popular superstition
that a rolling stone gathers no moss. TTiw
career prior to his entering tho Union
army as a Colonel of regulars was one of
constant change. Ha was a First Lieu
tenant of artillery in 1846, stationed at
Fort Moultrie, in South Carolina. His
desire to take an active part in the war
with Mexico was defeated by circum
stances. He was sent to California in
stead of Mexico, and was a passive wit
ness of the excitements incident to the
gold fever of 1848-49. A year later he
returned to Washington, became a mem
ber of Mr. E wing's family, married, and
resigned his commission! H returned
to Sn Francisco m a banker, when be
underwent the experience of the Vigi
lance Committee, which he opposed, and
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of the local panic ; then he changed to
New York, still as a banker, and then
back to San Francisco to settle up a bus
iness which had not boon specially re
munerative. We next find him practic
ing law as a member of tho firm of Sher
man, Ewing & McCook, which, as he
says, "helped to pass away the time,
but afforded little profit." Then he bo
came Superintendent of a military col
lege in Louisiana, which he abandoned
at the outbreak of the war. He went to
St Louis as President of a horse-railroad
company, was offered the Chief
Clerkship of the War Department, but
declined, and shortly after was appointed
Colonel in the Regular Army, and from
that has grown to bo tho General of tho
United States forces.
Ex-Senator" Pomeboy has lately dis
tinguished himself by inventing an indel
Tub most difficult politician to inter
view at present is Gov. Hendricks, of
Secretary Bristow is mentioned as a
possible candidate for the Presidential
Lindsey Carson, a brother of the
famous Kit, is a candidato for tho Cali
Gen. Fabnswobth is spoken of as a
probable anti-Republican candidate for
Governor of Illinois.
Ex-Governob GuiiTiN, of Pennsylva
inia, has declined the Independent nom
inatdon for Governor.
Ex-Senator Harlan has returned
from Washington to Mount Pleasant,
Iowa, and purposes passing the summer
in that State.
General Butler's new house in Wash
ngton will, it is said, be the finest of the
many fine residences there. Ic will be
completed and ready for occupaacy next
Gen. Sherman is about as heavily nn
dor fire now as he ever was in his life.
If he ever had any ambition for the
Presidency he has probably abandoned
it by this time, New York Tribune.
Gate is now a St. Louis editor, and
such littlo paragraphs as this have be
gun to float prismaticaUy upon the cur
rent of events : " George Alfred Towns
end says Missouri is a power couchant,
and that St. Louis cannot help being the
Hon. William E. Smith, of Milwau
kee, formerly of Fox Lake, Wis., and
once Secretary of State of Wisconsin,
who was WashVum's principal compet
itor for the gubernatorial nomination in
1871, has suddenly appeared as a candi
date for the same position.
Matt. Carpenter announces that he
will defend the whisky dealers or any
body clso that will employ him, and
says : " My present impression is
though I should want more time to con
sider it that I should even defend an
editor sued for libel.
The death of Gen. Breckinridge leaves
but four gentlemen living who have been
elected to the second highest office in
the United States. They are Hannibal
Hamlin, Andrew Johnson, Schuyler Col
fax, and Henry Wilson. The mortality
among Vice-Presidents does not seem to
be as great as among the Presidents. Mr
Johnson is tho only ex-President now
living, and he was not elected to that
office by the people. Exchange.
The honor dealers of Connecticut
have found tho license law so irksome
that they have issued a circular inviting
contributions from the different liquor
interests to a fund to be employed in
the procurement of favorable legisla
tion. The circular conclude with the
declaration that " thoy have no doubt
that they will be able to accomplish
much, provided funds are obtained for
tho employment of sufficient counsel and
a lobby force."
Responsibility of Savings Banks.
Ah interesting case has just been de
cided in tho City Court of Brooklyn.
William Allen sued tho Williamsburg
Savings bank for $4,000, and the result
shows tliat banks cannot bo too careful
in paying out money.
Mr. Allen had deposited in tne banK.
named $1,000. Iu October hist, Mrs.
Allen procured falso keys and opened
the trunk in which hor husband kept his
bank book. She abstracted tho book,
filled out a draft for $2,950, presented
the book and the draft at tho bank, and
got the money. In January last Mr.
Allen went to the bonk to have his inter
est account written up. He was then
told that his wife had drawn out $2,950,
and the draft and the entry in the book
were pointed out as proof of the statement.
Mr. Allen denied all knowledgo of tho
transaction, and demanded that the
,950 be restored to his credit. The
bank declined to do this. Then he asked
for the return of the whole $4,000. This
request was likewise denied. His last
resort was an action of tho law, which
was begun and decided forthwith. The
bank urged that all the by-laws required
was that the entry should be made in
the book, and that that was a sufficient
proof of the transaction. On the other
side, another by-law was pointed out,
which provided that a savings bauk must
use ite best endeavors to prevent fraud.
It was shown that instead of doing this,
the bank had accepted a draft with Mr.
Allen's name attached, but that it did
not even pretend to be an imitation of
his signature. The jury were out fivo
minutes, and gave tho plaintiff a verdict
for the full amount.
The Printer's Story. Wo Ice saw a
young man gazing at. tho ry heavens,
with a t in 1 Efa anil a- of pistols m
the other. Wc Ndeavorod 2 attract his
at lOtion by .ing 2 a paper wo held in
our t, relating 2 a young man in that
S of tne country who had left home in a
st8 of derangement. He dropped the t
and pistols from his feijfgj, with the
I : " It is I of whom U read. I left home
b4 my friends knew my design. I sO
the st of a girl who refused to listen to
me, but smiled upon another. I ed
from the house, uttering a wild ! 2 the
god of love, & without replying to the
1 1 ot my mends came Here witn tins T
and -w of pistols, to put a . to my
wivvsi iuy case nas no j in tins j.
A BHiRrpro climate, The Bay City
(Mich.) Tribune aavsi "May 1. ten
inches of snow fell here ; May 24, a man
aiea from tne effects ol sunstroke,"
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Pembcrton, who mnrderod Mrs. Bingham at
Boh to n recently, has been convicted of tho
crime, and will probably suffer death, aa the
murder was a moat atrocious one.
Wm. II. Talcott, buyer of the Bilk depart
ment of II. B. Claflin & Co., New York, has
been arrested and held in bail of 1 10, 000 on
the chargo of purchasing (-100,000 north of
silks from alleged smugglers.
W. F. Leslie, Receiving Teller in the banking
house of Duncan, Sherman fc Co., New York,
has absconded, taking with bim ill 000.
Janice M. Sweeney, a brother of Peter B.
Sweeney, according to a cable dispatch, died in
Faris recently. The deceased was recently in
dicted jointly with bis brother in suits growing
out of the affidavit mado by Ingersoll, the par
doned Tammany ring convict. ,
Tho Atlautio Cotton Mills of Lawrence,
Mass., employing 1,250 operative, . will tJint
down on account of the dull market on the
10th of July, and remain cloned till Sept. L
The members of the well-known dry goods
house of H. B. Claflin & Co., New York, 'have
been indicted for smuggling silk goods through
The Orangemen of New York have decided
not to parade this yoar, and to honor King
William of glorious and pious memory by a
grand excursion and picnic July 12.
GordonV party, who wore taken to Fort
Randall by the military, have been uncondi
tionally released, and allowed to return to Gor
Gigantic frauds have been discovered in con
nection with the Missouri State Treasury.
Over a million dollars have been abstracted
from the treasury by mcanB of forged war
In the case of the twenty-two contemptuous
Chicago Aldermen, who, at the advice of six
lawyers, canvassed the votes of the city incor
poration election in defiance of the judicial in
junction, Judge Williams, of the Circuit
Court, sentenced each of the Aldermen to pay
a fine of f 100 and costs, and each of the advis
ing, lawyers $300 and costs.
The champion base ball club of Boston sus
tained a crushing defeat in their game at Chi
cago last week, the score standing 2 to 0 in fa
vor of Chicago. The Bostons had previously
been defeated by the St Louis club. In their
games in the East the Bed Stockings had
scored twenty-seven victories, and it seemed as
though they would win every game they played
Hub season ; bnt base ball is very uncertain,
and it is not safe at any time to bet odds of 2
and 3 to L
The Qnahada band of Comanchea surren
dered last week to the commandant at Fort
Sill. Tho band comprised 180 warriors, and
300 women and children, with 1,400 ponies.
A desperate encourter recently ccenrred in
the vicinity of Stockton, Books county, Kansas,
between Mr. Alexander, Sheriff of Ellis county,
and a horse thief, resulting in the death of
The plan of paying a bounty per bushel for
dead gr asshoppers in Le Sueur county, Minn,,
has been a success. So far the greater portion
of that body of the posts has been destroyed.
Two hundred and twenty-seven bushels
wcro captured in - two towns in Lo Sueur
A disease known as tho "Black Death, " is
making great bavee among the swine on tho
Upper Ottawa river, Canada.
The National Sportsmen's Association held
their secend annual convention at Cleveland,
Ohio, last week, with a large attendance of
delegates. lion. J. V. Lo Moyne, of Chicago,
was elected President of the association for the
Gen. Sheridan has forbidden a lot of gold
hunters from entering the Big Horn country,
lie says that territory is included in the Sioux
reservation under the treaty of 1809, and wliito
men will be prevented by the military from en
tering it for any purpose whatover until the
treaty is abrogated. -
Rev. Dr. Jacob S. Shipman, of Lexington,
Ky., has been elected Episcopal Bishop of the
diocese of Fond du Lac, Wis.
Prof. Janney, of the government exploring
expedition in the Black Hills region, officially
reports that tbero is no gold there.
An aged spinster of Savannah, Ga,, Miss
Mary Telfair, a daughter of ex-Gov. Telfair,
and who died last week, in her will doviscd to
various religious, educational, and charitable in
stitutions in Georgia, legacies amounting to a
total of over 1 1,000,000.
Crosby, tho VickBburg (Miss.) negro Sheriff,
who created so much trouble last winter, was
last week shot and dangerously wonnded in a
saloon in that city, by a white man named
Gilmer, with whom he was drinking.
In the case of the editor of tho Galveston
Jti-ws, arraigned for contempt of court in
charging the Judge with partiality in a pendiug
case, Judgo Morroll decided that it was within
the province of the press to criticise freely the
acts of the judiciary, and concluded with the
declaration that "the publishers havo unrestrict
ed liberty to apply an epithet to the Judge of
the court without being in contempt for so do
Tho Maryland Democratic State Convention
to nominate candidates for Governor, Comptrol
ler and Treasurer, is called to meet in Balti
more, on Wednesday, July 21.
The negotiations of the Interior Department
with the Sioux Chiefs, for the cession of the
Black .Hills territory, have come to naught.
Spotted Tail said to the Indian Commissioners
that the Indians own the country the Great
Spirit gave them, and they never steal the
country of any one else, wh'ile the whites, who
have a big country, still want to steal what little
the Indians have.
Dr. Linderman, Director of the Mint, is of
the opinion that the substitution of silver for
fractional currency can probably begin early
next fall. Ho bases his opinion npon the con
current operation of two favorable conditions :
First, the decline in the value of silver, and
second, the appreciation in values of the legal
Mr. Jewell finds a good deal of difficulty in
preventing straw bidders from obtaining con
tracts for carrying the mails. Ho has juut
awarded a large number of contracts, but is sat
isfied that some of tho successful bidders are
not responsible. He will take active measures
to put a stop to their operations as soon as be
finds them out
A few days since, a clerk in the Sixth Au
ditor's office was removed, for the reason that
he bad made use of an official circular of the
Foetoffice Department, in an endeavor to secure
a pass from the Cunard Steamship Company,
Carl Yogt, the Belgian valet who murdered
bis master, the Chevalier de Bianco, In Brus
sels two years ago, has been delivered up to the
Belgian authorities, and vailed for Europe In
custody a few days since,
Postmaster-General Jewell Is about to under,
take a trip to tht Went for the purpewt of look,
in; into the management of affairs connected,
with his Department
Au account of a singular duel comes from
Cuba, between Dr. A. 8. Curtis, of Now York,
and his frioud Salvador Cortrcal, a wealthy
tobacco merchant of Havana. Cortreal had
suspicions of criminal relations between his
wife and Dr. Curtis, and a challenge was tho
result In the duel which followed Dr. Curtis
fell, wounded in the hip, and, supposing him
dead, his frioud and host coolly reloaded his
pistol, placed it to his own temple, fired, and
fell dead. Curtis is in custody.
Judgo Kolloy, of Pennsylvania, is reported
as having expressed an opinion that the gov
ernment is upon the verge of bankruptcy, and
that the only way out of the present troubles
is tho calling of a special session of Congress.
Judge Nelson, of the United States Supreme
Court, sitting as Judgo of the United States
District Court at Winona, Minn., has rendered
a decision affirming the constitutionality of the
Civil Rights bill.
The Now Hampsliire House of Representa
tives has adopted resolutions instructing tho
Bpeaker to request the Supremo Court to name
as early a day as possible for tho hearing of the
Senatorial question ; also, to allow both sides to
be represented by counsel with briefs and
It has been decided by the Missouri Consti
tutional Convention that when tho new Con
stitution is voted on by tho people ot the State
,a provision for woman suffrage shall be sub
mitted as a separate proposition.
The Justices of tho New Hampshire Superior
Court rendered a long "opinion to tho Senate,
recognizing the Democratic Senators as the
duly elected members from the .contested dis
tricts, and declining to go back of the actios
of the Governor and Council in declaring them
entitled to their seats, on tho ground that the
judiciary has no right to interfere with the
action of a co-ordinate branch of the govern
ment The executive committee of the "Independ
ent Reform" party of Illinois, in session at
Bloomington, last week, decided to call no
State convention this year, but the members of
the party throughout the State were advised to
make nominations for local offices in the sev
The Legislature of New Hampshire elected P.
G. Cheney, Republican, Governor of the State,
vice Weston, Democrat
Bills bare been introduced.in the British Par
liament for tho regulation of strikes. They
provide that breachcsof contract calculated to
cause public injury by work people employed in
public capacities, as in the supply of gas and
water, shall be dealt with criminally.
The port of Macao, China, was visited by a
terrible hurricane, lasting several hours, and
doing considerable damage to shipping in the
harbor. A number of Uvea arc roportcd lost
The Carlist General Saballa, with .2,000 men
attacked Blanco, and was repulsed with a loss
Of sixty killed.
In the great international racing event of the
European continent, the Prize of Paris, con
tested last week, a French horse was victori
ous, while the English thoroughbreds, the
cream of the racers throughout the Kingdom,
failed to get a place, being nowhere near at the
The corporatilu of London has resolved to
invito the Mayor of New York city to tho inter
national banquet Boon to be bold.
Messrs. Odger and Wicks, of London, who
wero appointed by tho Federal Union of Agri
cultural Laborers to make examination of the
Mississippi valley for the purpose o ascertain
ing its suitability for settlement by emigrants,
have left England on their mission.
Tho Assembly of the rrovinco of Quebec has
been dissolved by proclamation from tho
Lieutenant-Governor. New elections will bo
held on the 8th of July.
Weisinger, who attempted to extort monoy
by implicating persons in tho plot to assas
sinate Bismarck, has been committed for trial
From Panama is reported the loss of the
English ship Prince Alfred, with guano, for
London. She foundered at sea in the vicinity
of Coqiumbo. The crew wero saved.
D is patches from Spain state that the
Alfonsist government is in a weak and totter
ing condition, and that tho Carlist cause is
improving daily and gaining much strength.
Fourteen -stores, besides several dwellings,
were destroyed by fire in Toront last week,
causing a loss of $550,000, a large pari 'of
which is uninsured. A fire at Minatitlan,
Mexico, destroyed property to the value of
Gov. Davis, of Minnesota, declines ta be a
candidate for renominatien to that office, but
intimates a willingness to go to Congress in
stead, as the successor of Bill King.
DEATH ON THE DEEP.
Steamer Crushed by Icebergs—Fifty Lives
steamship Vicksbnrg, with the loss of
fifty lives. Capt Cooper, of tho steamer
Gcrmanio, which arrived at New York
recently, niukes tho following statement:
"Juno 5, latituilo lb:d4 north, longitude
47:58 west, wo discovered a ship's boat,
with sails set, on the port bow. I made
immediately for her, and she proved to
bo boat No. 1 of the ill-fated steamer
Vicksbnrg, of Liverpool, belonging to
the Dominion lino, and commanded by
Capt. Bennett. There were live men in
her, in a very exhausted state. Their
feet and legs were very much swollen, so
much so that tlioir boots had to. bo cut
from their feet."
James Crowley.onc of the rescued men,
says: "Tho Vicksburg left Quebec on
Thursday morning, May 27, with a ship's
crew of GO men, all told, mid eight saloon
passengers. At 9:30 p. m. on Monday,
all hands were called to shorten sail.
The ship was stopped among heavy ice.
and headed to the south, when we pro
ceeded at full speed to get clear of the ice.
At 12 o'clock, at full speed.we struck the
ice. The engines were immediately re
versed. The ship strnck heavily aft on
tlio port quarter, carrying away the fans
of the propeller, and a hole was knocked
through tho plates on that quarter,
through which the ship made a great
deal of water. The Captain gave orders
to launch the boats, with their respective
crews, and told them to mind that tho
distance from St. Johns was 120 miles
northwest. Tho ship sank about 10
o'clock, Uoating boat No. 2 from her
davits with the chief officer and about
thirty people in her. She got clour and
pulled to the windward. After tho ship
went down, we saw the Captain and some
other person floating on a bale of hay,
amoDg the wreckage. We tried all we
could to pick them up, but owing to the
boat being half full of water and the ice
about, were not able to do so."
Other interviews with survivors are
published, and from these it seems that
those of the crew and passengers who
uscapeu in mo ooats- abandoned tho ves
sel and tu use on
board to their fate in
maimer which is somewhat discreditable.
JlllLrft uite cle1M,7
The steamer was ncd only p the trims-
portntioa of freight; otherwise the loss
of life would have been much heavier.
The Hillsboro crusaders, who have
had a long suit for damages on hand,
havo been assessed by the last jury only
$5 ; but tho costs amount to $1,600.
Miss Maggie Boyd has been appointed
to a position in tho faculty of tho Wes
leyan Female College of Cincinnati.
Sho is the first lady graduate of Ohio
Hon. Bellami Stoker, ex-Judge of
the Superior Court, a member of Con
gress about 1821, and widely known
throughout the country, died last Tues
day at Cincinnati, aged 89.
Kev. A. W. Dean, who, for some years
has been laboring in the Christian Church
at Randolph, has removed to Sinitkliold,
Jefferson county, to labor half the time
for the denomination there and half at
A writ of error has been granted by
the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of
Eguer, one of the perpetrators of what
is commonly known as " tho Cincinnati
tan-yard cremation case," and who was
under sentence of execution July 1-4.
By the explosion of the boiler of an
engine on the Cincinnati, Sandusky and
Cleveland railroad last week, the en
gineer, Thomas Larkin, was killed, fire
man Lees mortally wounded, and John
Baunehon, who was riding on the engine
to Tiffin, was severely injured.
At Cleveland, on Friday, J. B. Mc
Laughlin, a lawyer, was fined $25 for,
contempt of court by Judge Young", of
the Police Court. Tuesday McLaughlin,
meeting Judge Young on the street, as
saulted and knocked him down. Mc
Laughlin was arrested, and put under
bail to await trial.
Ohio postal affairs : Established
Bundysburgh, Geauga county, Edwin
P. Baird. Postmasters Appointed
Buckland, Auglaize county, William T.
Blackburn ; Fenton, Wood county, Wes
ley Shauer ; Friendship, Scioto county,
W. H. Williams; McCleary, Noble county,
P. C. McGovern; Montville, Geauga
county, Henry Whitney; Nova, Ash
land county, George Miller.
At Dayton, last week, Jacob Suebard
was arrested, after he hod confessed to
murdering a man in front of William
Glenn & Son's grocery, corner of Walnut
and Columbia streets, Cincinnati, in 1856.
The name of the man was not given. A
reward of $1,000 was offered at the time
for the arrest of the murderer, and now,
after' the lapse -of nineteen years, he was
identified by a friend of the murdered
man, and, being drunk, confessed his
During a game of base ball at Colum
bus, on Tuesday, on old shed just out
sido tho grounds, on which about
100 -men and boys wore seated, gavo
way, falling with a terrible crash, bury
iner the entire party in the debris. Most
of the party were more or less scratched
and bruised, but eight persons are se
verely injured. Charles urou, William
Lawrcnco and John Williams all had
arms broken and severe bruises, and sev
eral persons were severely injured inter
nally. At Columbus, on Tuesday evening,
throe convicts at the penitentiary at
tempted to escape by opening the inner
gate by tho pse of a long polo with a nail
driven in the end. Just after opening
the gate they were seen by two of the
guards, who fired their guns at them.
Wm. Newman, colored, a lifetime man,
was ehot in the side of the head ; John
Wilson, whose real name is John H. Daw
son, a five year man from Hamilton
county, was shot in the head. John Wel-
don, the leader of the gang, was consid
erably injured by a stone thrown by a
prisoner in charge of the gates.
At the meeting in Cleveland, last week,
of the Ohio State Sportsmen's Associa
tion, the name was changed to that of
the Ohio State Association for tho Pro
tection of Game and Fish. The consti
tution was changed so that no shooting
tournament, where pigeons or other
birds are used, can bo held or permitted
under tho auspices of tho association.
The following officers were elected for
tho ensuing year: President, Thomas A.
Logan, of Cincinnati; First Vice Presi
dent, C. O. Brigham, of Toledo; Second
Vico President, CoL D. W. Thomas, of
Akron ; Recording Secretary, E. C.
Smith, of Bedford; Corresponding Sec
retary, W. B. Wiitbank,-of Toledo;
Treasurer, H. H. Brown, of Cleveland.
A resolution was adopted instructing the
Treasurer to have the game laws of the
State printed in proper form for distri
bution, and that they be posted in con
spicuous places throughout the country.
Ohio patents : saw-handles, Alex. C.
Martin, Hamilton ; vehicle seat locks,
Daniel Argerbright, Troy ; car coup
lings, L. D. Evans, Newark ;
whip sockets, Jacob J. Markcl,
Nankin ; railroad signals, Festus C.
Bolton and Michel Bdams, Cleve
laud ; nut locks, Horace L. Healon, Lilly
Chapel; temporary binders, E. Bucll,'
Columbus ; measuring devices for knit
ting machines, James Polk Boisiuger,
Ashland; combined driers and bake
ovens, John Zimmerman, Mansfield ;
crank wheels, Lewis Miller, Akron
magazine stoves, William W: Baldwin,
Cleveland ; printers' lead and rule cut
ters, Judson A. Stanton, Cleveland;
bed-bottoms, Pulaski C. Hard, Wads
worth; apparatus for steaming grain,
Michael H, Steele, Cleveland j stove
pipe shelves, M, Bennett, Dayton;
names, John O. Ebcrhard, Akron
! spring bed bottom, Alva V. Brown,
Tcxm rolls for reducing old rails,
John I'. Edwards, Cleveland, and Am
bier J. Sogers, Jackson, Mich,
A cotemporary, speaking of heroic
women, says, as a ride, that bravery and
heroism do not accompany beauty, and
instances Joan of Arc, who was not
handsome, thongh a true heroine; the
Maid of Snrogossa was also a very plain
person; also naming other instances in
corroboration of the idea. The rule is
not an infolliblo one, certainly, and no
doubt by a little research one might
easily support the opposite proposition.
Without time upon our hands to r.iko
over the musty records of tho past, ono
striking instance of beauty and heroism
combined occurs to us, relating to the
lovely Mulamo du Freuoy, a French
lady of great personal beauty, and who
becamo famous for her extraordinary
and gallant conduct on more than one
occasion. Sho was remarkable for the
delicacy of her beauty, and its refined
and touching character, yet she could bo
bold when the occasion required bold
as a lioness.
Madame du Frenoy was once onboard
of a polucre in the Mediterranean,
bound for Genoa. It was during the
wild days of Algerino pirates in those
waters, and a corsair attacked the vessel.
The rover ranging alongside by means
of his strongly-manned sweeps, poured
a broadside into the polacre, then cast
ing his grapnels, prepared to carry the
vessel by boarding, tho piratical captain
leading his men and cutting down all
before him. The crew of the polacre
made a stout resistance, because they
know that to yield was simply to be mur
dered a half hour plater, but being bo
largely outnumbered they began to be
disheartened, many of them lying dead
and bleeding upon the deck. It was a
very unequal contest a peaceful crew
defending themselves against an organ
ized band of corsairs, and the polacre's
men were about to submit to the enemy
when the tide of battle was suddenly
Madame du Frenoy rushed out of the
cabin with a pistol in her hand and shot
the leader of the pirates dead; then
seizing a cutlass from a dying sailor, she
cut with a vigorous arm right and left
among the corsairs, giving terrible
wounds in their faces and upon their
heads. She. seemed endowed with su
perhuman strength, and paused in
amazement, actually dazed by her won
drous beauty and her deeds. The crew
of tho polacre rallied at the sight, and
drove the invaders from their deck, ihe
pirates thought that a Saint had come to
the protection of the polacre, and so made
a hasty retreat.
i'or tins brave and gallant conduct
the Grand Master of the Knights of
Malta sent, as a present, a costly brace
let of rubies to Madame du Frenoy, and
she was received with acclamations by
the people of Genoa.
A Free and Easy Watering Place.
Berek is on the French coast, a short
distance from Boulogne. The fish
women set the fashion, and the wealthi
est visitors easily follow it. A single
thin garment, . falling from the neck to
little below the knee, and a pair of gay-ly-worked
slippers, constitute the entire
costume at Berek. Stockings are un
known, or, at least, if any lady appears
with stockings she is recognized as
new-comer. It may requiro twenty-four
hours for her prudery to wear off ; at
the end of that time she will appear in
as scanty a dress as the rest. Abont
half of them, indeed, dispense even with
tho slippers, and ono Bees groups play
ing eroimct, tne gentlemen clad in
snowy linen and wearing red or blue
caps, and tho ladies in hats and short,
bright-colored skirts, but neither en
cumbered by shoes or stockings. Often
times, however, the wind blows the dry
sand lor miles over the beach, and to
prevent this from getting into tho eyes,
glasses or spectacles with wire-gauze
frames are worn, which on young and
fair faces have a droll effect. One would
think also that the same sand would
sting the lily-white ankles and calves
which are so freely exposed, but if so the
enect is not severe onougn to induce
their owners to don the stockings.
Only a Basket of Flowers.
a young gent.
with educated mustache and patronizing
smile, entered an up-bound cor on OL
Charles avenue, and having deposited
his fore with the bps of his gloved rin
gers, took a seat and drew imaginary
maps of Africa on a shining pair of boots
with a delicate molocca cone. The only
other occupant of the car, excepting tne
Jehu, our informant, was a modest
young lady, who sat next to tho lion.
Soon a flower boy entered the car and
proffered his wares for Bale. The self
satisfiod young man gallantly directed
the boy to present tlic bosket to tne young
lady with his compliments, with instruc
tions to help licrsoli as slio pleased. The
yonntr lady slowly and deliberately pro
ceeded to relieve the flowor boy of his
entire burden, which so pleased the
young man that he smiled a most ap
proving smile, and promptly paid down
tho whole amount to the boy. When
the lady saw that the boy had been paid,
sho slowly proceeded to pile the flowers
together, after which, with an expression
of scorn that added immeasurable to her
loveliness, sho threw the whole of them
out into the street Tableau ! New
Never cut flowors during intense sun
shine, nor keep them exposed to the sun
or wind. Do not collect them in large
bundles, or tie them together, as this
hastens their decay. Do not pull them,
bnt cnt them cleanly off tho plant with
sharp knife not with scissors. When
taken indoors, place them in the shade
and reduce them to the required length
of stalk with a sharp knife, by which tho
tube, through which they draw up water,
is not torn aud mutilated, and the water
is permitted to ascend freely ; whereas,
if the stems are bruised or lacerated, the
pores are closed up. Use pure water
set them in, or pure white sand in
state of saturation, sticking the ends
the stakes into it, but not in a crowded
manner. If in water alone, it ought
be changed daily, and a thin slice should
be cut off tho ends of the stalks at every
change of water.
Boxing the Ears. Tho drum of
ear is as thin as thin paper, and
stretched like a curtain between the
outside and that within s and thus, hav
ing to support it, and being extremely
delicate, a slap with the hand on tho side
of the face, made with the forco which
sudden and violent anger gives it, has
multitudes 'of cases ruptured this deli
cate membrano, resulting iu the affliction
of deafness for life. As the richt hand
is almost always used, it is the left
which is stricken j this aids in account
in foi' tho fnot that the left ear is more
frequently affected with deafness than
I tho right.
BRET HARTE'S IMPROVED AESOP.
For Intelligent Modern Children.
I. FOX AND THE GRAPES.
A thirsty fox one day, in passing
through a vineyard, noticed that the
grapes were hanging in clusters from
vines which were trained from such a
height as to be out of his reach.
"Ah," said the fox, with a supercil
ious smifb, " I've heard of this before.
In tho twelfth century an ordinary fox
of average culture would have wasted
his strength and energy in the vain at
tempt to reach yonder sour grapes.
Thanks to my knowledge of vine cul
ture, however, I at once observe that
tho great height and 'extent of tho vine,
the drain upon tho sap through tho
increased number of tendrils and
leaves must, of necessity, impoverish
the grape, and ronder it unworthy the
consideration of an intelligent animal.
Not any for me, thank you." With
these words, he coughed slightly and
Moral: This fable teaches us that an
intelligent discretion and some botanical
knowledge are of the greatest importance
in grape culture.
n. the fox ant) the stork.
A fox one day invited a stork to din
ner, bnt provided for the entertainment
only the first course soup. This being
in a shallow dish, of course the fox
lapped up readily, but the stork, by
means of his long bill, was unablo to
gam a mouthful.
"You do not seem fond of soup," said
the fox, concealing a smile in bis napkin.
"Now, it is one of my greatest weak
You certainly seem to project your
self outside of a large quantity, said
the stork, risinc with some dignity.
and examining his watch with great
empressment ; " but I have an appoint
ment at 8 o'clock which I had forgot
ten. I must ask to be excused. Au
revoir. By the way, dine with me to
The fox absented, arrived at the ap
pointed time, but found, as he fully
expected, nothing on the table but
single long-necked bottle, containing
olives, which the stork was completely
extracting by the aid oi his long bill.
Why, you do not seem to eat any-
hing," said the stork, with great
naviete, when he nad nmaned tne
No," said the fox, significantly,
am waiting for the second course."
What is that V. asked tho stork
htork stuned witn olives, shrieked
the fox, in a very pronounced manner,
and immediately dispatched him.
Moral True hospitality obliges the
host to sacrifice himself for his guests.
m. THE WOLF ABO THE LAMB.
A wolf, one day drinking from a run
ning stream, observed a lamb also drink
ing from the same stream, at some dis
tance from him.
"I have yet to learn," said the wolf,
addressing the lamb with dignified sev
erity, " what right you have to muddy
the stream from which X am drink
Your premises are incorrect, re
plied the lamb, with bland politeness,
" for if you will take the trouble to ex
amine tho current critically, you will
observe that it flows from vou to me,
and that any disturbance of sediment
hero would be, so for as you are con
cerned, entirely local.
" I'ossibiy you are right, returned
the wolf, " but if I am not mistaken,
you are the person who. two years ago,
used some influence against mo at the
impossible, replied tho iamb; "two
years ago I was not born."
Ah! well, added the won, com
posedly, "I am wrong again. But it
must convince every intelligent person
who has listened to this conversation
that I am " altogether insane, and con
sequently not responsible for my ac
With this remark he at once dis
patched the lamb, and was triumphantly
Moral: This fable teaches us how
erroneous may be the popular impres
sion in regard to the distribution of
alluvium and the formation of river
Oliver Wendell Holmes writes: " Our
landlady's daughter is a young lady of
some pretensions to gentility. She wears
her bonnet well back upon her head, which
is known to all to be a mark of high
breeding. She wears her trains very
long, as the great ladies do in uurope,
To bo sure their dresses are so made only
to sweep the tapestried floors of chateaus
and palaces ; as those odious aristocrats
of the other side do not go dragging
through tho mud in silks and satins, but,
forsooth, must ride in coaches when
they are in full dress. It is true that.
considering various habits of the Ameri
can people, also the little accidents which
the best kept sidewalks are liable to,
lady who lias swept a mile of them is not
exactly in such a condition that ono
would care to be her neighbor.' But
confound the nioko-believe women we
havo turned loose in our streets 1 Where
do they come from! Not out of Boston
parlors, I trust. Why there isn't a beast
or a bird that would drag its tail through
the dirt in tho way these creatures do
their dresses. Because a queen or a
duchess wears long robes on great occa
sions, a maid of all work or a factory girl
thinks sho must make herself a nuisance
bv trailinir about with her pah I that'i
wliat I call getting vulgarity into your
bones and marrow. Making believe
what you are not is the essence of vul
garity. Show over dirt is the one attri
bute of vulgar people. H any man can
walk behind one of these women and see
what she rakes up as she goes, and not
feel squeamish, he has got a touch stom
ach. I wouldn't let one of 'em into
my room without serving them as David
served Gaul at the cave in the wilderness
cut off his skirts, sir, cut off his
skirts. Don't tell me that a true lady
ever sacrifices the duty of keeping all
about her sweet and clean to the wish of
making a vulgar show. I won't believe
it of a lady. There are some things that
no fashion has a right to touch, and
cleanliness is one of those things. If
woman wishes to show that her husband
or father has got money which she wants
and means to spend, but doesn't know
how, let her buy a yard or two of silk
and pin it to her dress when she goes
out to walk, but let her unpin it before
she goes into the house."
Chevksb Maxims. 1, Let every one
sweep the snow from his own door, and
not busy himself about the frost on his
neighbor's tiles, 2. Great wealth comes
by destiny) moderate wealth by indus
try. 3, The ripest fruit will not fall into
your month, i. The pleasure of doing
good U the only one that does not wear
out. S, Dig a well before vou are thirsty,
6. Water does not remain in the moun
tain, nor vengeance m Breat minds.
Ibt aton grmcftat.
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BY ALICE CARY.
Too meek by half was he who came
A-wooing me one uK.-n,
For he thonulit so little of himself
I learned to share lus scorn. ,
At night I had a snitor, vain "
As the vainest in tho land ;
Ahnoit he seemed to condescend
In tne offer of his hand.
In one who pressed his snlt, I roiscel
Courage anil manly pride ;
And how could I Uiink of such a one
As a leader and a guide ?
And then there came a worshipper,
With such undounting trust.
That wicn he knelt he seemed not worth
Upraiung from the dust. .
The next wa never In the wronr.
Was not to smooth nor rough ;
So fauluess aud so good was he,
That that was fault enough.
But one, the last of aU who came.
I know not how to paiut ;
No angel do I seem to him
He scarcely calls me saint !
He bath snch sins and weaknesses .
As mortal man befall ;
He hath a thousand faults, and yet
I tore nun with them ah.
He never asked me yea nor nay.
Nor knelt to me one hour ;
Bat be took my heart and holds my heart
With a lover's tender power.
And I bow, as needs I must, and say.
In proud humility.
Love's might is right, and I yield at last
To manhood's royalty.
Wit and Humor.
Hostile furniture Armed
Mcsio by handle A street organ.
Will music bars need a license ? "
A sweet chapter Jennysis.
Wats that are dark TJnlighted streets.
Who is tho greatest terrifier? Echo
Samson pulled down a house by bug
ging a couple-of pillars, but . he knew
that in the pillars was the place to find
all the down he wanted.
A dying miser in New York said to his
weeping family : My mends, what
troubles me most is that I am forced to
give back my soul to God."
It is the sagacious remark of a keen
observer that you can generally tell a
newly married couple at the dinner table
by the indignation of the groom when a
fly alights on the bride's butter.
He held the old shirt up by the neck
before discarding it forever, but he wasn't
mourning for the garment He only
saidthnsly: " I wish I had all the drinks
again that have gone through that old .
The old man is pretty 'well along in
his dotage when he plants eggs, sets a
hen on early potatoes, - and poxes nve
hundred cabbage plants, declaring all
the time that he is just as full of vigor
as he ever was.
Perkins, the American, who married
Queen Isabella's niece, has been im
prisoned and ordered to pay a large sum
on account of a failure to pay his board
bills. Another warning to infatuated
American sovereigns who marry beneath
It was 12 o'clock at night when Mr.
Berger, of Macon, Ga., disoovored a col
ored parson m his stablo untying a horse,
and tbe preacher only observed, "Jess
what I said oil the time, Mas tab Berger,
vour boss is- bay, sure enuff, and dat
spute between me an Brudder Jackson .
The champion misqnoter of the world
is on the East Brady (Pa.) Independent.
He attributes President Lincoln's lost
words, " with malice toward none, with
charity to all," to the Bible. Thus you
may see what comes of letting boys go
fishing on Sunday instead of going to
The literary critic of the Chicago mter
Ocean eloquently remarks, "As we read
this work we can almost hear tho whirr
and ping of the thundering cannon." Un
doubtedly the young gentleman got his
military education on the Home Guard.
" Whirr and ping of the thundering can
non " is very good for a thundering ass.
Jrx Tatnob, of Terre Haute, had been
telling his wife for three years that he
was going to lick one Ike Bascom, and
one afternoon when Jim went home look
ing as though he had been run through
a tannery, she observed : " You licked
him a pile, didn't you, you old blow
hard ?" and Jim went out and crawled
into the haymow to think.
A mother's heart naturally swells with
pride at the evidence of budding am
bition in her boy as he returns from the
circus and tolls her enthusiastically that
he's changed his mind and guesses he
won't bo a minister. But when he
comes to say his prayers that night and
begins in this style
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray to have a horse to keep,
Bhe quietly curls him over her knee and
takes some of the ambition out of him.
Couldn't Be Bluffed.
A couplo of horsemen coming into the
city tbe other day from the interior,
overtook an old man and his wife seated
in the bottom of a mulo-cart. Fooling
in high spirits, ono of the men called
"Hello, uncle, how much will yon
take for your wife, cash down?"
"Oh, I dunno," he slowly replied.
"Well, name your price."
"How mucii'll ye give?" he asked.
The horseman didn't know what to say,
and was gathering up the reins, when
the old woman jumped to the ground
"Pass over the ducats, mister 1 I like
the old man, and he likes me, but we 'or
a family which can't be blnffed by no
man on horse dock I
The "bluffers" got out of the scrape
Saxon's the Thing.
We are not attracted." says the Ar
cadian, " to patronizo a barber because
he styles himself 'tonsorial artist,' nnd
his place of work a 'hair dressing Btudio;
but wo rather bear him a giudgo for
trying to impose on us with such vile
rhetoric, and congratulate ourselves as
we cross to the opposite side of the
street, that verbal flourishes upon the
whole are less dangerous than nourishes
with a razor. But it is not to be doubted
that there are some people who think
mere highly of themselves because they
get their beards cut in a Btudio by an
artist; and it is to this shoddy element
that the 'tousorial artist,' the 'fine art
tailors,' and the other nondescript hum
bugs of the period appeal. Their cus
tomers aro the people who Jive in 'resi
dences,' worship the golden calf in tab
ernacles,' do their shopping in 'empori
ums,' cool their win la refrigerators,'
aud 'extend' Invitatic-M, forsooth, as If
Invitations were things to be held out at
the end of a pair of tongs I"