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Jeff Davis has accepted the Presi
dency of the Texas Mechanical and Agri
cultural College, at a salary of $4,000 a
The census of 1870 shows that there
were 10,736 lawyers is this unhappy
country, and that of these 5,913 belonged
to the State of New York.
Tub recently completed trans-Atlantio
cable, extending from Bye Beach, New
Hampshire, to Ireland, is the fifth one
laid, and is considered, in some respects,
superior to any that have preceded it.
Capt. Boston, after swimming across
the English Channel, mode tie inevita
ble speech in which Le said thai his sole
-object was humanity. Now that he has
shown what could be accomplished, there
was " not money enough in all England
to tempt him to dc it again.""
. A St. Chabies (La.) paper onnotacea
the programme for the celebration in
that place of the approaching Fonrth of
July, on Sunday. After naming some
half dozen orators, the reader of the
Declaration, etc, the paper adds: "There
will also be an interesting horse-raoe and
performances by the dramatic associa
tion." Mns. Lincoln is deckred by a corres
pondent to have always refused to see
the sister by whom she was charged iu
the papers with having sent information
to the enemy. She said to this corres
pondent, " I would not let her cross my
threshold, nor any one who was an ene
my of my country."
Cabl Schtjbz was given a banquet in
Berlin, recently, which was attended by
eighty gentlemen, including about forty
Americans. Dr. Thompson presided,
and proposed toasts to the German Em
peror and President of the United States.
Mr. Sehurz toasted Germany and Amer
ica, and made speeches in German and
English. He was repeatedly cheered.
. A Chicago man, David E. Bradley,
has perfected an invention for shielding
one buiiulvg iron file in another. He
hangs from the roof on the exposed side
a curtain of galvanized iron plates, fur
nished with hooks so as to be easily at
tached to each other, and adjustable in
a few minutes.
The State Department at Washington
has received information that the North
German and Bussian governments have
proclaimed an embargo against ships ar
riving at ports of those countries laden
.with potatoes. The embargo hitherto
has been only placed upon the potatoes
themselves. By the new order it is also
to comprehend the vessels. ,"
Galveston, Texas, is greatly excited,
because of the decision of a United
States District Judge there, sustaining
the CivQ Bights bilL and fining the
Opera-House manager $500 for refusing
seats to two negro women ; and, also,
for arresting the conductors of the Gal
veston News for contempt of court in
criticising the decision. A United States
Judge is Minnesota has also ruled in fa
vor of the Civil Bights law.
The Commission to visit the Sioux
Indians and try to make some arrange
ment about the Black Hills country has
been announced. The following are the
names : William B. Allison, Iowa ;
Bishop E. B. Ames, Maryland ; F. W.
Palmer, Illinois ; Brig. -Gen. Alf H.
Terry, United States Army ; the Hon.
Abram Comingo, Missouri ; the Bev. S.
D. Hinman, Dakota ; G. P. Beauvois,
Missouri ; J. B. O'Brien, New York.
Joe W. Dwyer was appointed Secretary.
The salary to each will be $8 a day, with
an allowance for their necessary expenses.
Recent earthquakes in South America
appear to have been of almost unex
ampled severity and destructiveness.
The City of Cucuta, better known as
Bosario, has been totally destroyed, and
six other towns, of less size, with an ag
gregate of 35,000 population, have been
wholly or partially laid in ruins. As
usual, the shaking of the earth has been
accompanied by active volcanic action
a firS having been started in Cucuta from
a burning ball projected from one of
the volcanoes in that section of the
Andes.-' Some parts of .Asia Minor were
also recently devastated by an earth
quake, and slight shocks have occurred
What seemed an impending contro
versy as to the sword worn by Warren
at Bunker Hill is happily set at rest.
William T. Davis, a grandson of the
Hon. William Davis, to whom Cornelius
Dunham claimed to have given the
sword, states it as the result of his in
vestigations that his grandfather placed
it in the hands of Dr. John P. Warren,
of Boston. This would apparently es
tablish the identity of the sword now in
possession of Mr. J. Collins Warren with
that bought by Cornelius Dunham from
the servant of a British officer. The
only Revolutionary swords in Pilgrim
Hall are found to be those of
Capt. Josiah Cotton and Capt. Simeon
At Clearfield, Pa., last week, thirty
two striking miners were tried on i
charge of conspiracy, found guilty, and
sentenced to various terms of imprison
ment. Judgo Orvis divided the crim
inals into three classes, and pronounced
sentence as follows : The first class con
sisted of John H. Joyce, President ol
the Miners' Union : John Malonev.
Secretary; Ralph Parks, George Mo-
Uowan, Thomas Burchdale, and Mathim
Mayer, who were sentenced to pay
costs of prosecution, $25 fine, and
dergo imprisonment one year,
second class consisted of thirteen others,
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EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1875.
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who were sentenced to pay the costs of
prosecution, a fine of $25 each, and im
prisonment sixty days. There were
thirteen of the third class, on whom sen
tence was suspended, it being considered
that they acted under the control of the
leaders. Xingo Parks, Secretary of the
National Union, was present. After the
sentence was pronounced he seemed
terribly distressed, and shed tears.
FRESH TOPICS. OHIO NEWS.
A national camp meeting will bo held
at Urbana, commencing July 22d and
closing July 30th.a
John Nichols, while chopping trees in
the woods near Bucyrus, last week, was
instantly killed by a tree falling on him
and crushing his head.
Cleveland is greatly excited over the
arrest of a prominent dry goods dealer
named Ignatius Fuchs, charged with an
attempt to bribe Justice Babcock to dis
miss a suit against him.
Wobk is going on on the government
piers at Ashtabula, and the quostion is
to be settled as to the effect of its pre
venting deposits and the formation of a
bar by running the piers out into docp
A Cincinnati dispatch states that a
sub-contractor named Henderson, on the
Cincinnati Southern railroad, has ab
sconded with $2,000 belonging to Con
tractor Dole, and other funds, the amount
not known, belonging to Henderson's
A pawnbroker s shop on bummit
street, Toledo, was entered by burglars
last Tuesday. Goods to the value of
saveral thousand dollars were stolon. The
parties entered the establishment at the
rear, put out the gas, and cut open the
safe with a chiseL Several arrests of
suspicious characters were made.
President Tailor, of the University
of Wooster, has received information
that the institution has received a be
quest of $25,000 from one of the trus
tees, W. D. Johnson, of Clarko county,
lately deceased. Mr. Johnson also left
an equal amount to the Board of Homo
Missions of the Presbyterian Church.
Gall, the Cincinnati man who di
vorced his wife, a sister of Victoria
Woodhull, for "continuous adultery,"
the other day, was married the next
morning, the last making his fourth
wife, the-other three being all living.
He is bound to be suited if he has to
run a divorce mill of his own.
The Atlantic and Great Western east
ern-bound passenger train, which left
Cincinnati at 10 o'clock last Sunday
night, was thrown from the track at Ham
ilton, by a displaced switch. The fire
man, James Kirkup, was killed, and the
engineer, James Gray, was badly bruised.
No others were injured.
Jacob M. McGrew, of Ohio, for a
long time Chief Clerk of the Sixth
Auditor's offioo, will be appointed Au
ditor in place of ex-Congressman Sheats,
of Alabama. Sheats was appointed only
about three months ago, and has been
removed. He has been absent several
weeks in Alabama, and will not return.
A Cleveland Herald special has the
following: " Two brothers named Beed,
living in Richmond towriship, Ashtabula
county, had a quarrel some months ago,
which terminated last Tuesday by one
entering the bed-room and shooting the
other three times iu the head. The
father approved of the act. The wounds
will prove fatal. The father and son
have been arrested."
Lord Charles Pelhah Clinton, of
England, the representative of the En
glish proprietors of the Mount Carbon
estate, situated in the Kanawha Valley,
West Virginia, has presented to Peter
Gibson, proprietor of the Gibson House,
Cincinnati, a magnificent set of silver
plate, valued at $4,000, for his gratuitous
services in protecting and managing that
estate for a series of years.
At a fire in Toledo, last Monday, the
lives of a whole family were saved
through tho efforts of a faithful dog, who
leaped on his mistress' bed and gently
bit her in the face until she was awakened.
Three barns which were destroyed were
then all ablaze. From the thorough
manner in which the incendiary did his
work, it was his evident intention to de
stroy the entire row of wooden buildings
contiguous to the structures destroyed.
Ohio patents: sash balances, Elias
Johnson, Wauseon ; pot scrapers, Urias
Cramer, New Philadelphia ; railroad
crossing signals, B, T. King, Cleveland,
and Iiucien 1m JNunn, Oberhn ; car
starters, Frank Stafford, Cleveland;
hand com planters, J. Beers, Greenville ;
grading apparatus, E. Church, Cleve
land ; washing machine, James W.
Melick, White Cottage ; chain pumps,
Chas. Fishbaugh, Tiffin; railway rail
joints, Wm. M. Spacht, Dunkirk.
Between Marion and Gallon the Bee
Line track and that of the Atlantic and
Great Western run side by "side for
nearly twenty miles, affording one of tho
best locomotive racing tracks in this
country. For years past the broad
gnage engines of the Atlantic and Great
Western road have generally been able
to outrun the Bee Lino engines, when
the same number of cars were attached
to the respective locomotives, but a
couple of weeks ago the Eastern Divi
sion of the Bee Line road was short one
engine, and the C. C. Gale, of the In
dianapolis Division, was placed upon
that end of the road for a couplo of weeks.
During that time several races between it
and the crock engine of the Atlantic and
Great Western road have come off, and
without exception the C. C. Gale has left
its opponent in the rear. The boys at
the Indianapolis shops now take great
pride in relating the feats of their favor
ite, and challenge anything that rolls
upon "T " rail to outrun it.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Frank I. Dow, Charles L. Sanborn, and Ed
ward M. Richardson were drowned in Lake
Winnipiseogee, N. II., last week, by tho cap
sizing of their boat
At Lowell, Mass., the other day, John T.
Daniels, who had lived nnhappiiy with hia wife
since their marriage, put an end to their earthly
wrangles by first shooting her through tho
bead and producing a mortal wound, and tlicn
blowing out his own brains. As usual, rum was
the demon that led to tho perpetration of tho
The city of Pittsburgh was visited the other day
by a most disastrous fire. About a million dollars
worth of property in the best business portion
of the city was swept away.
The members of the Board of Public Works,
tho Mayor, and Chief Engineer of Jersey City,
hare all been indicted for being concerned in
the illegal payment of 90,000 for work in 1873.
The Beechor-Tilton trial was productive of a
genuine sensation, on Tuesday, Juno 22. Mr.
Beach, during the course of his argument for
Tiltou, intimated that some of the jurymen had
been bribed or attempted to be inflenced by
parties in the interest of the defendant There
upon one of the jurors, Mr. Hull, arose and de
nied tho imputation, saying that the only at
tempt to unlawfully bias them had come from
Tilton's side in sending thorn envelopes contain
ing the stories published in the Now York Sun
about Boechcr having seduced tho affianced
bride of Henry C. Bowen. Messrs. Shearman
and Abbott, the only members of Beecher's
counsel who were present dared Mr. Beach to
the proof of his assertions, and he said he was
ready and willing to produce the evidence
whenever the court would sot a time. Jndge
Keilson said the proper time to consider the
charges would be after the rendition of tho
verdict when, if it could be made to appear
that the jury had accepted bribes, or that an
attempt had been made to bribe them, the
guilty parties would be punished.
Boss Tweed was released from Blackwell s
Island Trison a few nights ago. Bis liberty,
however, was of short duration, as he was re
arrested on the following morning and lodged
in Ludlow Street Jail in default of $3,000,000
Chief Washbuta and his secret-service de
tectives made a large haul of counterfeiters
at Pittsburgh, the other day. A new style of
counterfeiting was developed in the course of
the search among tho effects of the criminals.
It appeared that they had tamed their attention
to railroad passes, and had on hand a beautiful
collection, embracing the counterfeited signa
tures of officers of all the leading roads in tho
Tho complaint in the suit brought in the
name of the people against Peter B. Sweeney,
to recover over 97,000.000, which it is alleged
was fraudulently abstracted from the treasury
of the county of New York, has been filed in
the County Clerk's office.
The double-scull race for the amateur cham
pionship of the United States, between Frank
E. Yates, of Grand Haven, Mich., and W. B.
Curtis, of Chicago, against It. B. Bainbridge
and Ed. Smith, of New York, was rowed on tho
Harlem river last week, and resulted in a vic
tory for the Westerners. Tho distance wts
three miles, and the time of the winners wts
19 minutes 53 seconds.
Portions of the States of Ohio and Indiana
were visited by an earthquake on the 18th of
June. The shock was severe at many points,
although no casualties are reported other than
tho cracking of the walls of a few buildings.
A violent rain storm delugod the city of St
Louis on the morning of the 18th of Jane,
causing great destruction of property. It also
extended throughout portions of Missouri, Illi
nois, Iowa and Nebraska, doing considerable
A passenger train on the Bock Island rail
road was thrown from tho track and down a
thirty-foot embankment near Plattsburg, Mo.,
a few nights since. Two passengers were
killed outright and the express messenger, en
gineer, and baggageman seriously injured.
The new dome for the Dearborn Observatory
at Chicago has been completed, and the splen
did powers of the groat telescope now for the
first time in eleven years' can bo utilized to their
A Kansas City telegram thus briefly chroni
cles the manner in which half-a-dozen Western
gentlemen who had been illicitly dealing in
horse-flesh were disposed of: "Cooke, the
leader of a desperate band of horse thieves,
and five of his followers, were lynched at Wil
mington, Kansas, on Wednesday night This
band has been for some time committing depre
dations in Sedgwick and Callaway counties."
A fire at Grand Rapids, Mich., last week, do
stroyod sixty buildings, embracing the entire
mercantile business of West Bridge street
Loss, $200,000 ; insurance, about $60,000.
Tho most remarkable as well as the bent
playod game of base ball on record was con
tested at Chicago last week between the local
club and the professional nine from Hartford,
Conn. Eleven innings were played before tle
stubborn contest was decided, at the end of
which tho game stood at the unprecedented low
figure of one to nothing in favor of Chicago.
A recent Kansas City telegram gives this
encouraging picture of the prospect in Kansas:
1 From parties just returned, as well as through
letters and telegrams as to the crop prospects
in Kansas, all seem to agree that the like was
nover before known in the State. Heavy farm
ers in the western part of the State are tele
graphing here for harvest hands, and complain
that they can t get men enough to harvest
Harvesting in Southern Kansas has commenced
and the average is immense.
A Nobraska correspondent of the Chicago
Tribune tells of a swarm of locusts from 30
to 75 miles wide, half a mile dtep, passin;
through the air at a speed of 15 miles an
hour for sixty hours continuously, and driv
ing people indoors for fear of being smothered
Advices from the Black Hills expedition un
der the lead of Prof. Jenney are of an exciting
nature. Col. Dodge, the officer in command of
the escort, writes that gold in paying quantities
has been found, and that Custer's report is
fully confirmed. One hundred men were found
in the hills, busily at work, and taking out gold
at tho rato of from 5 to 25 per pan. They
report quartz mines as abundant and Indians
A new and dangerous counterfeit of 5
notes of the First National Bank of Canton,
HI., is in circulation.
An Omaha dispatch says: "Prominent
frontiersmen and army officers express the
opinion that there will bo great trouble with
the Sioux, Cheycnnes and Arrapahocs this
summer and fall. At least five largo war par
ties have left the reservations in the last two
weeks. The cavalry in this department are
unable to keep them on the reservation through
limited numbers. It will be impossible for
the soldiers to guard the Black Hills and attend
to the Indians.
The Commission appointed to examine the
wans ana foundations of the new Chicago
Custom-House have made their report. They
find that tho soil underlying the foundations
in many places is soft and treacherous, and
that the layer of concrete was not of sufficient
width to equalize the pressure of the weight
above; that the stone used in the walls was of
all shades and qualities, and lacking in the
essential requisite of uniformity of color and
texture; that a most outrageous system of
patching has been resorted to in order to con
ceal defects, and that even the mortar was
poor with which the stones were laid. Fraud
and incompetency are shown to havo flour
ished unchecked "in tho construction of the
Advices from Texas show that the apprehen
sions of war on the border are not entirely
without foundation. The Texans, driven to
desperation by the froqnont raids across the
Rio Grando, havo organized with tho determin
ation of exterminating Cortuia's gang of ban
dits, even if they havo to follow them to the
City of Mexico. A conflict may be precipitated
at any moment
At Austin, Texas, Deputy United States
Marshals Allen and Blood have been in
dicted and arrested for voluntarily and cor
ruptly allowing McCartney, the counterfeiter,
The notorious Younger and Jam oh brothers
aro said to be in Kentucky, and many of tho
banks in that State have placed armed guards
over their vaults.
Reports from Arkansas are to the effect that
the crops are looking splendid. More wheat
has been raised, and tho prospect for a large
corn crop and cotton crop aro better than
over known before in the history of the State.
Work on Capt Eada' jetty Bystem at the
mouth of tho Mississippi has commenced, and
pile-driving and wharf-building have been
pushed forward with great rapidity. The
prospects are considered very encouraging, as
the pile-drivers can be worked in all kinds of
Ex-Senator Harlan has sold out hia interest
in the Washington Chronicle and returned to
his home in Iowa.
A Washington dispatch states that a naval
force with steam launches will be ordered to
the mouth of the Itio Grande to look after our
interests there, and co-operate with the army
in the suppression of Mexican raids.
Tho trial of Hinds, the postal contractor,
for fraudulent practices, terminated in his ao
Gentlemen in official position, says a Wash
ington telegram, are apprehensive that unless
prompt measures be taken in regard to contin
ued raids on the Texas border, the United States
and Mexico may become involved in serious
difficulties. The army will now act promptly
in protecting American citizens, assisted by
such naval appliances as the necessity may de
mand. Gen. Ord has been placed in command
of all the forces on the Bio Grande.
The Postmaster-Generul has just established
299 additional postal money-order offices.
The Secretary of the Treasury gives notice
that the following 5-20 bonds of 1862 will be
paid at the Treasury Sept 21, 1875, and that in
terest on them will cease on that day ; Coupon
bonds, known as the fourth series, act of Feb.
25, 1862, dated May 1, 1862, as follows : Cou
pon bonds of 50," from No. 11,001 to 12,700,
both inclusive; ilOO, from No. 59,101 to No.
64,500, both inclusive ; 500, from No. 31,901
to No. 34,000, both inclusive ; $1,000, from No.
91,501 to 96,900, both inclusive ; total, $500,000.
The ship Champlain was recently wrecked on
the California coast All of the crew escaped
with the exception of tho crew and one Bea
man. Reports received by tho Agricultural Bureau
at Washington from different sections of the
country indicate that the wintor and spring
wheat will yield four -fifths of a full crop.
Ryo promises better than wheat but will
fall below the usual average. Oats aro in
gaod condition, and will reach nearly a full
yield in the States of the largest production.
The barley crop promises well. Clover shows
a fair average condition. Fruit prospects fan
to good in the East and below the average in
St John's Day was very generally celebrated
throughout the country by the Masonic frater-
Tho Democrats of Maine have nominated
Gen. Charles W. Roberts for Governor.
The California Independent State Convention
met in Sacramento last week, and nominated
the following ticket: Governor, Gen. Bid well ;
Lieutenant-Governor, Romullo Pacheco; Sec
retary of State, W. Roush ; Comptroller, Lauren
E. Crane ; Treasurer, F. Baehr ; Attorney-General,
P. Vanclif ; Surveyor-General, E. Twichell;
Clerk of Supreme Court, Paul Morrill ; Superin
tendent pf Public Instruction, J. W. Gninn.
The Democrats of Iowa met in State Conven
tion at Des Moines on the 24th of June and
nominated the following ticket: For Governor,
Shophard Lefficr ; Lieutenant-Governor, E. B
Woodward ; Jndgo of the Supreme Court W.
J. Knight ; 8upcrinfondont of Public instruc
tion, A. B. Wright
A bonded warehouse and several adjacent
buildings in Dublin wero destroyed by fire last
week. The loss is estimated at between
2,000,000 and 3,000,000.
The report that the Emperor of Russia had
withdrawn from the tripartite alliance is de
nied. At Chen-Kiang, China, recently, some native
soldiers insulted the United States Consul and
his wife. Two of them were arrested and
taken to tho British consulate, when the sol
diers endeavored to rescue them. Tho Europe
ans hastily mustered and prepared to defend
the consulate, but the Chinese authorities suc
ceeded in quieting the mob. A United States
and a British man-of-war have gono thoro from
Shanghai, and tlicro will probably be no repe
tition of tho outrago.
The London Times, in a review of Tenny
son's new dramatic poem, "Queen Mary," just
published, declares that there is "more true
fire in this drama than in anything which has
appeared since Shakespeare's time.'
Great Britain has been somewhat agitated
over a proposed visit to Eton University by
Moody and Sankey, the Chicago evangelists.
The newspapers generally disapprove of the
visit a protest signed by C30 boys has been
niado against it and a memorial in favor of it
received 300 signatures.
Germany and Belgium havo shaken hands
over their little differences, tho former power
expressing satisfaction at the friendly spirit
evinced in tho late communications from Bel
gium. The French Assembly has appropriated
$120,000 to defray tho expense of representing
that country at the Philadelphia Centennial.
Great Britain has declared war against Bur-
A London dispatch states that Moody and
Sankey were not permitted to hold services at
The German government is preparing a Par
liamentary measure prohibiting public religions
processions. This is anothor blow at the Catho
lics. A London dispatch states that ex-Premier
Gladstone has reconsidered his determination
to retire permanently from active participation
in politics, and, after much coaxing and permia-
sion has consented to resumo his old position as
leader of the Liberals.
Wilson & Armstrong, of London, have failed,
with liabilities at $1,000,000.
The Anglo-Burmese war story proves to be a
Heavy floods havo recently occurred in the
Garonne and other rivers in France, causing
immense damage to property and occasioning
large loss of life.
It is reported that the Marquis of Lome and
the Princess Louise intend making a tour of
the United States.
Count Von Arnim has been found guilty, at
Berlin, of abstracting State papers, and sen
tenced to nine months' imprisonment
Ravages of the Voracious Insects in Nebraska.
A correspondent of tho Chicago
Tribune, writing from Brownvillo, Ne
maha county, Nebraska, gives the fol
lowing vivid description of the ghastly
ruin wrought in that section by the
Nemaha is one of the four counties so
terribly damaged by grasshoppers this
Cr, and I assure you that nothing that
been written equals tho frightful
reality of this plaguo. Had I not seen
it with my own eyes no one could have
made me behove that so small an insect
could produce such ravages.
All along the river bottom the ground
is bare and barren ns if swept by fire,
and on. ascending the bluffs I found tho
trees skipped of their leaves and the
points of the lambs white as a bono.
Not a spear of gross was visible in
any of the yards, nor was a flower
or shrub to be seen anywhere.
The gross is eaten into tho very
earth, and it is brown and parched
as if dried by a fire. The people here
Ended themselves on their beautifully
kid out and well-kept grounds, and a
few weeks ago the yards wore green as
an emerald and the trees covered with
luxuriant foliage. Flowers bloamed
everywhere, and the houses nestled
among the green trees. All is now a
barren waste. Thousands on thousands
of grasshoppers crawled about the
streets, covered the fences, and lined the
sidewalks. Some of them were so small
and young they could not get out of the
way, and were crushed to death beneath
the feet of the passers-by and under the
wheels of wagons and carriages. Others
were largo and strong, and flew away
by hundreds only to be replaced
by new hundreds apparently descend
ing from the sky. The stench from
dead grasshoppers at one time became
so great the people feared disease and
cleaned tho town ol tlieir carcasses, xney
crawled everywhere, lighted on my
clothes, and even in my face. If the
plagues of Egypt were any worse than
these, then the Egyptians ought yet to
be remembered with pity and sympathy
by all civilized nations. It is useless for
me to attempt to describe it to yon it
must be seen and endured to be under
stood, and I assure you I never fully re
alized until to-day what the grasshopper
plague was. Countless millions have
been passing overhead all day high in
the air, but toe people seem to core very
little whether they descend or not, as all
is taken, and I think the farmers would
rather delight to see the disappointment
of the millions who could comedown
only to find their ravenous predecessors
had eaten up all there was for even a
To-day I rode out to Gov. Furna's
place about two miles from the city.
He had a beautiful farm, well stocked,
hedged, and the best nursery in the
county of 160 acres in fruit, and pot a
tree escaped. Twenty acres of peach
orchard, on which a few days ago hung
5,000 bushels of peaches, are completely
ruined. Not a peach remains and the
trees are leafless as if in mid-winter.
Many of them ore badly eaten and will
die. The apple-orchards are still worse,
the soft wood of this year's growth being
eaten, and the bark stripped from the
limbs. They look white as picked bones,
and many of them are already dying.
Tito nursery plants are eaten uown to
the trround. The Governor's loss is over
$20,000, and it will take him five or ten
years to replace his fane orchards.
Millions of grasshoppers were still
at work on the trees eating the bark
and soft wood. They rose in swarms
around us at every step of the horses,
and we could distinctly hear tie whirring
noise of their wings. I witnessed a grasshopper-rise,
as it is colled. Thousands
commenced going up into the air and
circling about 1 could liken it to nom
ine but bees swarmine. They filled the
air in countless millions and then struck
off northwest In the corn they were
still at work. Not a spear was to be seen
above the earth, but on going to the hills
I found them sticking iu the ground eat
ing the roots. Some had burrowed over
an inch deep iu search of the green
plants. I rode over fonr miles and saw
not a living; (rrecu thins but a little milk
weed and somo sumach bushes, and here
and there a patch of prairie grass. All
the tame gross seemed to be taken.. One
farmer was at work replanting, but most
of them were at home waiting results,
and those I spoke to seemed greatly dis
couraged. A good many farmers ore in town, dis
cussing the situation. They say tney
will replant if they can get seed. Uten.
Brisbin is here encouraging the farmers
to plant all their ground again, and urg
ing the merchants to give them liberal
credit. A meeting will bo held at the
Court-Houso to-night to devise ways and
means for ectthur seed and determine
what it is best to sow. In some localities
tho farmers are clubbing togethor and
signing a joint note, which is indorsed
by rich farmers, and then discounted in
bank, the proceeds to be at once invest
ed in seed.
SHOT HIS BROTHER.
A Terrible Murder for Revenge.
Some time last fall the residence of
Walter Holbrook, Leon, in Ashtabula
county, O., was entered, and $2,000 in
money stolen. Tho residence of a Mr.
Dolph was also entered on the same even
ing; and 8300 stolen.
It was not known who committed these
thefts until a young man named John
Beed confessed to a couple of brothers
that ho was the culprit They therefore
made complaint against him, and he was
indicted for these offenses by the grand
jury of that county.
Tho trial was set for next week, and
the fact that his misfortune was traceable
to the action of his brothers seemed to
inflame Beed more and more as the time
approached. He was heard to make
threats against his brothers' lives, but
no attention was paid to him until Tues
day night, when he gave proof of his
sincerity by entering the house of his
brother Charles and firing three shots,
all of which took effect in the head of
The att ck was deliberately planned,
for before entering the house Iked
made a torch by wrapping paper about
the stick. He then crept into the house
and made his way to the bedroom of his
brother. He struck a light to apply to
his torch, when the brother sat np in
bed. John thereupon drew a revolver
and fired three shots. The first struck
Charles in the eye and penetrated the
brain, while the remaining two took ef
fect in the face. The victim was not
killed immediately, but at last accounts
no hope was entertained of his recovery.
The murderer left the house, but made
no attempt to get away. Ho was ar
rested as soon as the murder was report
ed to tho authorities and taken to the
The affair created intense excitement'
in that section of tho country, as both
the victim and his slayer wore well
known and bore respectable reputations,'
The former was about 26 years of age
and married, while the latter was about
THE RIO GRANDE.
The Texas Border in a Perfect Ferment of
The Texas Border in a Perfect Ferment of Excitement---Warlike Preparations on
Both Sides of the River.
-A special dispatch from New Orleans
to the Chicago Inter-Ocean, dated June
18, says : A San Antonio dispatch to
night confirms my previous telegram
in relation to the object of the Indian
scout from Fort Conch. The scout has
now been obandonod, and the troops or
dered to the Rio Grande. Information,
has also been received that the NavyDo-'
partmcnt has ordered a vessel of war to
the mouth of the Bio Grande. It is be
lieved that a general movement of troops
will now be made to the Bio Grande, not
against the Mexican government, but
against Cortina and his followers, who
defy the authority of their own govern
ment, and ore inimical and hos
tile to the Texans. It is rumored
that Gov. Coke has mado a formal
demand on the President for assistance,
and it is thought Coke will organize a
regiment or two of Texas minute-men to
go to tho Bio Grande and look after the
Mexican robbers. . The President is fully
informed of the events which have token
place on the Bio Grande, and has issued
all the necessary orders relative to for
A Brownsville (Texas) dispatch says :
"W. D. Thomas, a guide to the govern
ment troops, accidentally killed himself,
on Tuesday, near Soltillo ranch.
" The report that six Mexicans were
seen in the road near this place produced
much excitement. People are afraid to
leave the town. Every gun fired now on
the Mexican side of the river is followed
by a report that some one on this side
has been fired at.
" The latest sensation is that Cortina
has left Matomoros. A band of his
cattle-thieves, called cavalry, were seen
above Matomoros yesterday."
How Hunks Went to Ireland.
They were all sitting around the stove
at the grocery store, and Hunks, who
had been a sailor, was relating his adven
"Were you ever in Ireland, Mr.
Hunks ?" asked Judge Pitman.
"Never, but once," replied Hunks ;
" and then T went there under very ex
traordinary circumstances. You see we
was on a voyage from Liverpool to New
York, and just as we was getting out of
the sight of Irish land the men they mu
tinied and seized the Bhip. I was sec
ond mate. They killed the Captain and
first mate, and they knocked me in the
head. They jes' out of cussedness, I
'spose, they stuffed me into a beef barrel,
headed the cask up and hove me over
board. I dunno how long I was insensi
ble, but howsomedever, when I come to,
I found myself in the bar'l, and the bar'l
lnyin' on the shore, apparently, for it
didn t roll any. 1 tried to Kick out, but
I was so weak I couldn't. But I felt for
the bung, and busted it, so's to git some
fresh air. Directly I felt somethin' kind
o' tdcklin' my nose. I thought it was a
fly ; so I knocked at it, and ketched one
end of a straw ; I give the straw a jerk,
and I heard somethin' knock agin' the
bar'l and a voice exclaim :
" Then I knowed there was a feller
outside tryin' to suck somethin'out of
the bar'l with a straw. Directly he
stuck another straw in and I gave it .a
harder jerk, and jammed his agin' the
the bar'l tollably lively ; and I heard him
"Munificent Moses, but that's
"But he put the straw through the
bung the third time, he was so
eager for licker, and tho way I bounced
that nose of his'n agin the side of the
bar'l was simply inhuman. Then he
jumped back, and says he :
" ' Be the sowl of St. Pathrick if thot
don't bate Banaghor ! What's in yon
" With that he gave the head a kick
and it caved in. I crawled out, and
looked kinder solemn at him. I said for
a bit of fun :
'"I don't kuow much about your
manners here, bnt it seems to me you
might be more civil than that to a man
in his own house !'
" Bun ! Well he jes' legged it ; and I
heard afterward that he went up to the
town yellin' that the devil had come
ashore in a borl. But I jes' went to
Qnccnstown, shipped for home on a
brig, and quit. And that's how I wont
The Fallen Empire.
A new book has just appeared in Paris
which is calculated to excite something
of the same general interest and lively
controversy called out in this country by
the recent publication of Gen. Sherman's
Memoirs. It is a volume by M. Ollivier,
Napoleon's Premier at the time war was
declared against Prussia. The purpose
of the book is to defend the ministry of
that time from the serious charges that
have since been freely made against it.
He disclaims the responsibility for the
Franco-Prussian conflict, and assumes
that Prussia had really declared the war
by insults that could not be borne. One
of the best explanations of the French
disasters, aside from the inferior prow
ess due to a deficient military method,
found iu the wretched condition of the
Commissary, Quartermaster and Ord
nance Departments. M. Ollivier claims
that the responsibility for this cannot be
put upon his ministry, as tho military
sn-ganization was the work of years be
fore his ministry came into power.
There is a man in Paris with a great
project. He proposes to light that city
with one lamp. ie wonts a big lamp,
and wants to suspend it at a proper
height by means of a balloon. His argu
ment is that all Paris can be lighted on
that plan as well as an opera-house. The
authorities have a prejudice against his
plan, beofliiw; he boards in lunatic
Music for the Sick.
Music arouses the circulation of the
blood, wakes up the energies, and dif
fuses life and animation to every faculty
of the soul. But for persons who are
really sick we should omit such music
as appeals to the muscles, and tends
to lift the foot instead of the affections
of the soul, and (elect ouly such music
as will sootho as well as cheer music
that appeals directly to our spiritual
nature music that tends to lift the
soul above the pain and sorrows of
earth, into the realms of peace and joy.
The human voice allords the best music.
But if musical instruments ore used
we should select reed instruments, like
the organ, melodeon or accordion.
Stringed instruments, like the piano and
violin," are exciting, and tend to moke
the sick tired, restless and nervous.
Song is tho harmonious outburst of
our spiritual nature, and increafies both
our mental and physical activity, and
therefore conduces to health. Puople
who have no ear for music and those
who have not been taught to sing the
songs of Zion, have lost ono of the
sweetest parts of our religious worship.
Music was a subject of practice and
study in the days of David, the sweet
singer of Israel. Many instruments
have been invented which increase the
power of music, bnt the most refreshing
comes from the human voice. Glad
ness, gratitude, music and joy, should
daily make every habitation vocal with
tho concord of sweet sounds. Music
has a direct tendency to open tho heart,
wake up tho affections, and elevate our
natures. It was tho harp in the hands
of the son of Jesse which exorcised the
evil spirits from royalty, and its har
monious strains are still the most effect
ual. to dispel the evil spirit of discontent
Music is one of the fairest and most
glorious gifts of God, for it removes
from the heart the weight of sorrow and
the fascination of evil thoughts ; and the
soul that can rejoice and sing with a
hearty zest does not harbor treasons,
stratagems and spoils. Cultivate music,
then ; put no restraint upon our joyous
nature ; let the mind grow and expand ;
and forever stamp the countenance with
the sunshine of gladness and the heart
with the impress of a diviner nature, by
feeding the soul in that " concord of
sweet sounds " which prevails in the
The Prophecy of an Indian Chief.
The presence in Washington of a num
ber of Indian chiefs reminds one of the
old and famous story of Washington and
tho prophetic speech to him of an Indian
chief. It will be read with renewed in
terest now, and will serve to round a
period insomeof the Centennial addresses.
In 1770 Washington, then a Colonel, was
accompanied by Dr. Craik and a large
party on an exploring expedition up the
Kanawha. One day, while in camp, th
party was visited by a company of Indi
ans, and their interpreter advancing, said
that one of them was a great sachem, and
commanded the Indians on the fall of
Braddock, sixteen years previous. He
was received by Washington, and after
the council fire was lighted he stood up
and addressed him as follows: "I am
chief and ruler over many tribes. My
influence extends to the waters of the
great lakes and to the far blue mountains.
I have traveled a long and weary path
that I might see the young warrior of
the great battlo. It was on the day that
the white man's blood mixed with the
streams of our forest that I first beheld
this chief. I called to my young men
and said, 'Mark yon tall and daring war
rior 1 He is not of the red-coat tribe.
He hath on Indian's wisdom, and his
warriors fight as" we do himself is alone
exposed. Quick, let your aim be cer
tain, and he dies.' Our rifles were lev
eled, which but him knew not how to
miss ; 'twas all in vain ; a power mightier
far than we shielded him from all harm.
He cannot die in battle. I am old, and
soon shall be gathered to the great coun
cil fire of my fathers in tho land of shades,
but ere I go, there is something that
bids me speak in the voice 01 prophecy.
Listen! Tho Great Spirit protects that
man and guides his destinies. He will
become the chief of nations, and a peo
ple yetunborn will hail him as the founder
of a mighty empire !"
When to this grand historical fact the
additional truth is added that Washing
ton never received the slightest wound
in battle, how forcibly are we reminded
that the Father of our country was under
the special protection of heaven.
Assisting at an Eclipse.
The Chinese viow an eclipse with won
der, mingled, to a great extent, with
fear and terror, and most of them take
some steps to aid the sun or moon, as
tho case may be, in the hour of need, the
principal agents employed being, of
course, gongs and gun powder, without
which, no ceremonial observance of any
kind is complete. The officials at their
several yarnens (official residences) go
through a regular set ceremonial on
these occasions. They call in the aid of
Taoist priests, and an incense-vase and a
pair of large candle-sticks, containing
red caudles foi luck, are placed on a
table in the hua-ting, or audience hall,
bnt sometimes in the court in front of it.
When the eclipse is beginning, the red
candles are lighted, and the official en
ters dressed in his robes ol state. Jie
takes some lighted incense-sticks, in
both hands, and bows low in front of the
table, waving the incense about, accord
ing to custom, before placing it in the
vase. He next proceeds to perform the
ceremony of " kotou " (literally knock
head), kneeling down thrice, and knock
ing his head nine times on the ground.
He then gets up, and huge gongs and
drums ore beaten to frighten the devour
ing monster away ; and finally the priests
march round the table in solemn proces
sion, repeating certain prescribed formu
las in a sing-song tone, until the termina
tion of the eclipse. The officials are, of
course, always supposed to be successful
in their endeavors to rescue the sun and
moon from their perilous position, and
the ieruoront masses in China fully be
lieve that tho happy result is brought
about by tho ceremonies just described.
AU the Year liouna.
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Passing up Beaubicn street, yester
day, a gentleman saw a man sitting on
the steps of a dilapidated old house, and
looking so lonely and friendless that ho
halted and asked :
" Anybody dead in the house!"
" Next thincr to it. sitmed the man,
as he scratched his kneo through a hole
in his trowsers ; " the old woman's got
an idea that she wants twenty-one yards
Detroit Free Press.
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HOW HE SHOWED HER THE WAY.
Can yon tel! me the way to Madison square t"
Said a shy little niaiden one day.
As she pushed back her curls of heavy brown hair,
Where some boys had their marbles at play.
One boy that was quicker than aU of the rest,
Looking into her sunny bine eyes.
Felt something ro pit-a-pat under his vest,
And was first from his playmates to rise.
" I fear I havo lost my way, sir," she said
1 am sent on an errand, you see."
"I will go with you thero if you ptuasc, little maid,
Ani take you safe home then," said he.
So he showed her tho way to Madison square.
And tho way bccuim! to both very shoit :
He put back her ringlets of heavy brown hair
And of course I shaU not tell you what !
The years have gone by, and be blesses that day,
As be kisses his dear little wife.
For then he commenced to show her tho way,
ln.1 will ihn. her the wav through life.
New York Graphic.
Wit and Humor.
Weauino off tho green Playing bill
iards. "Gone to meet his uncle on his
mother's side." Itecent obituary.
A iockg student of a quiet disposition .
wants to " get bored in a private family."
"Bah," said John Henry's hopeful to
a small boy who wanted to whip him ;
"you couldn't lick a postage-stamp."
Wakm weather helps one to be good.
That is, you don't core whether your
neighbor has a big woodpile or a small
A Wisconsin Judgo has decided that
a husband is no relation to his wife.
Then he can bo no relation to his mother-in-law.
BbookiiXN has a Judge named Judge
Nott, and despite this plain injunction
he keeps right on judging. Detroit
It requires all a woman's self-possession
to calmly show her first baby, a
hair-lipped one, to on old beau whom
she had jilted for the sake of her present
A man rushed breathlessly into a law- .
yer's office in St. Paul, and,.approach
lng the legal luminary, excitedly re
marked, " A man has tied a hoop to my
horse's toil! Con I do anything!"
" Yes," replied the attorney; "go and .
untie it." .
It is stated of Tom Hartshorn that
whan he was ditched recently, with many
other Cincinnatinns, on the Louisville
Short Line, and was astounded to find
himself unhurt, he immediately song out,
" Just my luck, by Jove. I knew it, the
first time I ever traveled on a free pass,
and the lost." Cincinnati Commercial.
The way of the transcriber is hard.
A man on his last legs should walk
with great economy.
There is nothing seductive in the smile
of a man who has bad teeth.
A mere street roomer A man who
generally sleeps on the sidewalk.
The Providence youth who gave his
sweetheart an opera-glass worth 25, and
arriving at the home of the fair one ar
rayed in his visiting harness, with the
intention of sparking her, received the
following cheerful news from his would
be mother-in-law : " Mary has gone to
fha slmiv urith Bill Smith. It's kinder
givin' you away, but she would go."
.An old Highlander, rather fond of his
toddy, was ordered by his physician,
during a temporary illness, not to exceed
Kone ounce of spirits aaiiy. ine oia
gentleman was dubious about the amount,
and asked his son, a school-boy, how
much an ounce was. ' ' Sixteen drachms, "
was the reply. " Sixteen drams .' An
excellent doctor 1" replied the High
lander. "Run and tell Donald Mc
Tavish and big John to come down the
An Hano, a Chinese lanndryman in
Chicago, is translating popular songs
into " pigeon English." Here is the
result of his labors on " Com in' Thro',
Spose man Inn slam-bang flout of gal .
Walkee tloutrh le lve :
Spose uian make kissee pidgin gal,
Evly man pickee up some gal,
Speakce all loun' no got mi ;
AU same lookee so ovly gal loun' my way .
Walkee tlough le lye.
Never Broke to Harness.
'Yes.' said the driver of the car to
the man who stood on the steps, " she's
a mighty nice mare for our work least
ways to look at. Kick ? Well, you bet.
Since i ve nod ner sue s removed tne m
sides from- two horses hitched in with
her ; she's caved in her stall times
enough to make one carpenter rich, and
raised more'n one passenger ; remember
one case in particular : Nice did gent
with vounKsters, coin out for a ounday
picnic, had a basket of lunch covered up
witn a tauie-ciotn. jest as ne was get
tiu' off, the mare worked round when I
wasn't lookin', and she fetched that
basket one clatter with both feet I
don't rightly know but she got in all
four anyways there was a lunch for
everybody within ten rods, whether he
wanted it or not ; the paper-boys mostly
did. Think the old man saved the han
dle of a ham and the cork of one bottle.
Such a nice-looking beast as she is, too.
Why, that mare has been bought' no
less'n three times, 'cause she was sech a
gentle-lookin' lady's horse. Well, it's
good for doctors and wagon-makers,
anyhow. Always staves up the family
and gets back into the team less'n a
week. Is ever was broke, sue wosn t,
and never will be until she falls off a
The Cheyenne and Swedish Languages.
Some time ago a Swede come to this
city direct from his native country, but
from the fact that he knew nothing of
our language and could not make him
self understood, his efforts to obtain
work were unsuccessful, r inally, as a
last resort, he went to Fort Leavenworth
and enlisted in the regular army. One
day. shortly alter the arrival of the Indian
prisoners here, he strolled around to the
guord-nouse m wmcu .tney were con
fined, and overbearing some of the con
versation going ou between tho Chey-
enncs, was struck witn the siniilariiy
between their language and his own.
He entered the cell and began to talk
with several, and found that he could, by
talking to them in his mother-tongue,
make them understand. This fact
coming to the ears rf Gen. Pope, that
gentleman has sent on to Washington,
recommending that the Swede be sent to
St. Augustine, Fla., where the Indians
are at present confined, to act as an inter
preter. Leavenworth (Kan.) Times.
Six hundred thousand dollars have
been subscribed to start a paper in
Vienna, from the editorial departments
of which oil Jews or " persons of Israel
itish extraction " ore to be excluded. All
the other Vienna papers are, in a great
degree, in the hands of this race,