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Keputations are cheap in TJtica, N. T.
One Samuel Guntsey has just recovered
six cents damages from the Herald of
that city for slander.
Bbighax Young Is said to have his eye
on the State of Sonora, in Mexico, as a
better country for the quiet enjoyment
of his practices than Utah.
"M. Quad's Odds," the production
of Mr. Lewis, the Detroit Free Press
humorist, will be a book of 500 pages,
tllA irrMtAr rwirt.it m nf tlm mntpnts bcifiCT
now to the public. It will be reprinted
in England. In this country it will be
sold by subscription only. ,
A cracus oat in Kansas refused to
dead-head the constable of the town.
He got square on it, however. He had
the whole concern arrested for laboring
on tlie Sabbath, ana that refusal to deaa
head cost the manager $600. There is
one thing which a village constable and
a Jersey editor never forgives that's
refusal of dead-head tickets.
How true it is that one expense neces
sitates another. Last year the State of
Massachusetts gilded the dome of its
State House at an almost fabulous cost,
and now it has been compelled to pay for
hermetically sealing the windows'to the
cupola above, that the glittering surface
Tn '.w n nt. tin tiaminriAjl riv flm ATTwwfcnnu
tions of tobacco-using visitors.
If this story came from any place but
Colorado, we wouldn't believe it. But
the newspaper men out there are all
Georgo Washington's in their love for
the truth: "A miner, who has been
. prospecting in Southwestern Colorado,
has found a whole forest of petrified
trees, with petrified birds sitting on the
limbs singing petrified songs."
Thk oldest ex-TJnited States Senator
now living is said to be Peleg Sprague,
formerly of Maine, who was Senator from
that State from 1829 to 1835. He also
represented the Kennebec district in
Congress from 1825 to 1829, was subse
quently for many years Judge of the
chusctts, and is now living in Boston at
a greatly advanced age.
. The crop reports from nearly every
section of the Northwest are very favor
able much more so than previous ac
counts have led the public to expect.
An increased acreage in wheat has been
sown, and the fields generally average
well and give promise of a favorable
yield. It is altogether probable thrt the
harvest the coming fall will be fully up
to, if it does not exceed, the average.
The Prince of Wales, who is the
" heir apparent " to the British throne,
is now a Field Marshal in addition to his
other honors honors that have liberal
emoluments attached to them, and are
not merely "glittering baubles " in the
shape of medals, ribbons, etc Field
Mftraliftl Albert Edward has never seen
actual service, dui ne aireaay ranss vet
eran Generals covered with honorable
scars, and as he also holds two Colonel
cies and accepts their pay, his military
positions secure him at least $25,000 a
year. ' '
Advices from, the frontier are to the
effect that large parties of Sioux, Chey
enne and Arapahoe Indians have aban
doned their reservations and started on
the war-path. It is believed by men
well posted in savage ways that the
Sioux and other hostile tribes are pre
paring for a gigantic Indian war, and
that the government will have to decide
which course it will puisne protect the
peaceful tribes and the settlers, or leave
them to -their fate and keep miners out
of the Black Hills. The troops are not
strong enough to do both.
Ax Omaha editor Mr. Edward Bose
water, of the Bee is getting np a novel
nd sensational Fourth of July celebra
- tien, it being nothing more nor less than
a min ovmirsinn irk tta Ttloy.Tr Mil 1 a
the excursion to be under the auspices
of the Bee. J. H. Fierce, an experi
enced aeronaut, and correspondent for
the Bee, will manage the balloon. He
will be accompanied by his wife and
Andrew Bosewater, brother of the pro
prietor. It is hoped this daring enter
prise will not be interfered with by
Sheridan's mountain howitzers.
The loss of the Ticksburg may very
likely be followed by other steamship
disasters caused by collision with ice
fields. The enormous quantity of arctic
ice that has this season floated southward
until it has reached the track of the trans
atlantic steamers is unprecedented.
Fields of ice have been sighted sixty
miles broad and hundreds of miles in
length. In addition to the field ice,
gigantic icebergs are numerous, and sev
eral narrow escapes from a collision with
them, which would have been fatal, have
been reported by steamship Captaiis.
Speaking of the struggle to obtain
eligible points of observation of the great
Bunk or Hill procession in Boston, a re
porter says : " Great as were the ex
pectations of the Bostonians, their im
agination did not compass such numbers
as these. Of the 50,000 visitors and
many more residents, everybody sought
a place commanding a view of the line
of march. One man refused $100 for the
use of a single window for the day. The
Boston Transcript declined $300 for
its Washington street front, and gave
np all its windows to its employes. Still,
thousands of dollars were made by the
rental of seats in eligible locations,
whether they were in the windows of
L. G. GOULD, Publisher.
Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, the Collection of Local and General News.
Terms, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance.
VOL. .VIII.-NO. 34.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAYJULY 8, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 427,
sv sav . a. a a, a. . rdL
stores or dwellings, on the house-tops,
or on the platforms erected for the pur
pose. The latter were seen on almost
every block, and a few of them were
large enough for the comfortable ac
commodation of 600 people."
A submabinb telegraph cable has been
laid be Ween Kelley's Maud and Marble
head, Lake Erie ; distance four and a
A lady and two children, named Wil
son, were killed near Cedarvillo, Greene
county, on the night of the 28th ult., by
their house being blown down by the
heavy wind storm.
Ax Pomeroy, on Saturday of last week.
Jacob Baushch attempted to kill his
wife with a pistol, but the ball passed
through her ear without further injury.
He then shot himself through the head
dying instantly. No cause is known for
the act. "
A special car, containing representa
tives of the press of Detroit, Cleveland,
Toledo and other Ohio towns, started
last Tuesday on an excursion over the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad
at the invitation of the latter.
Wm. Smith, a young man of about 20
years of age, son 01 A. a. omiui, 01
Lima, was killed Friday night on the
Dayton and Michigan railroad a few
miles south of that place. He was
sitting on the track, and unnoticed by
Louis Valuer, a resident of Mi Airey,
while shooting cats recently with a
double-barreled gun, wounded one, and,
attempting to strike another with the
butt of his gun, exploded the remaining
barrel, severing an artery in his thigh,
causing death in a few moments.
At Steubenville, on Tuesday, tho
boiler of M. Bailes & Sons' brewery ex
ploded with tremendous force, lifting
itself fifteen feet up and through a frame
house and shot across the street, a dis
tance of nearly 300 feet. Fortunately no
one was hurt. Two employes were
slightly injured. The loss is estimated
The following postal changes in Ohio
are announced : Established Beams
ville, Darke county, Adam Beam, Post
master. Discontinued East Cleveland
and Newburgh, Cuyahoga county
Postmasters ' Appointed Bollersville,
Sandusky county, Samuel Klotz ; Selma,
Clark county, Enoch T. Hollingsworth ;
Weaver's Corners,. Huron county, Milo
McCrillis ; Windsor Mills, Ashtabula
county, Ackland H. 'skinner.
Clement J. Acton, formerly a mem
ber of the firm of Acton, Clark & Co., of
Cincinnati, recently attempted suicide
by cutting his throat with a razor. His
wife attempted to wrench the razor from
him, and was cut severely on the hand.
Her screams brought CoL W. P. Ander
son to her aid, and he disarmed Acton.
The wound is severe, but not necessarily
fatal, as no arteries were severed. It is
reported that Mr. Acton lost heavily in
railroad speculations, causing temporary
derangement of his mind.
The bonded warehouse of B. W. Cald
well's distillery at Cincinnati was struck
by lightning on Friday last, and burned
down with over 00 barrels of whisky.
The loss is $23,000 ; fully insured. The
flash, which set it on fire, seemed to be a
forked one. Three or four places in the
neighborhood were struck simultane
ously with the di-tillery, though the lat
ter alone suffered the only serious dam
age. Gest street bridge, and a fire-
engine house, both in tho neighborhood,
were struck, and a girl, standing in a'
door, was shocked and knocked down.
Jakes Shay, who, with his father and
brother, served in the 3d Pennsylvania
cavalry during the late war, and after
ward learned the trade of a machinist
and engineer, has just learned that a
lawsuit has been decided in his favor at
Philadelphia by which he becomes the
possessor of $1,000,000. His father was
killed in battle, leaving property valued
at $800,000, whjch has for some time
been in litigation, but the. suit has now
ended as stated above. At the. time of
receiving the good news Mr. Shay was
employed as engineer of the tug G. B.
Hand, of Toledo.
Ohio patents : Bridge-trusses, Jona
than -Wall, Wilmington ; horse-power
equalizers, A. A. Sheets, Maumee City ;
devices for reefing sails, J. Whittington,
Elida; presses, Edward Van Gosen,
Forest ; car-couplings, Geo. W. Kyle,
Milo ; throttle-valves, Beinhard Schnei
der and John H. McNamar, Newark
clothes-driers. John Theobald, Cleve
land ; tram-staves, Samuel B. Williams,
Bridgeport : multiple safes, Julius C.
Hintz, Canton; extension-tables, An-
thone Dubroy and John P. Wagner,
Cleveland ; horse-rakes Robert Brown,
Dayton ; waahing-machines, A. O'Dell,
Liverpool; bands for hubs, C. H,
Licdke, Venice ; compression members
of bridges, Alexander E. Brown, Cleve
land ; compensation-pendulums, C. M
C Prentice, Monroeville ; corn-markers,
Miles A. Throckmorton, Andersonville
Woman's Bisiits. Says the Chicago
Tribune ; A female convict named Kate
Connelly recently escaped from Sing
Sing Prison by lowering herself from
window of the prison hospital with
rope. When 15 years of age she escaped
from Blackwell's Island by paddling
away on a gate. In 1869 she escaped
from Sing Sing by sliding down
a lightning-rod. And yet there are peo
ple who still persist in claiming that
women have no rights, that they are
crushed down by the tyrant man, and
that they are not allowed to do what they
can do just as well as men. Kate Con
nelly, however, seems to have the faculty
of enjoying her rights of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness, notwithstand
ing all the efforts of the law or
man to restrain her.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Three executions took place on Friday of last
week. At Dedham, Mass., James H. Ooetley
was hnng for the murder of Julia Hawkee,
whose killing ffan traced to him npon evidence
'purely circnmfltantial, but of the strongest and
most conclusive character. At Thomaston,
Me., two murderers swung together Louis
Wagner, the bloody actor in the Isle of Shoals
tragedy, wherein the victims were two Nor
wegian women who were so unfortunate as to
have 420 in silver in their possession ; and
John True Gordon, who murdered in their
beds his brother and the ratter's wife and infant
child, and then set fire to the house to conceal
he crime. Gordon was hung while in a state
of insensibility, resulting from an attempt at
suicide by stabbing himself in the breast on the
morning of his execution.
A terrible disaster occurred last week In a
shaft of the Susquehanna Coal Company, near
Wilkesbarre, Fa. A party of six carpenters
were engaged in lining up the shaft, and while
working near the top of the opening the scaf
folding gave way, precipitating the unfortunate
men to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of
500 feet. They fell into some thirty feet of
water, and were either killed outright by the
fall or drowned.
five persons were killed last week at Fall
River, Mass., while attempting to drive across a
railroad track in front of a train.
The New York Grand Jury has found six new
indictments against 'William II. Tweed, for ob
taining money from the City Treasury by false
pretense. " ' ' .
A nre as j. aterson, a. a., uu uie zoui uiu.
destroyed property valued at $200,000.
George W. Pemberton, the murderer of Mrs.
Margaret E. Bingham, at Boston, lias been
sentenced to be hanged.
Loader and Price, the two witnesses who
confessed to a itcene of criminality between
Beccher and Mrs. Tilton in the Tilton parlor,
are under arrest npon a charge of perjury, and.
both have confessed that the' affidavits were
A fearful tornado swept over a portion of
the city of Detroit last Sunday, cutting a swath
varying in width from 100 to 500 feet in a
northeasterly direction as far as the corner of
Grand Bivor avenue and Twelfth stceet, a dis
tance of more than a mile. The whirlwind
assumed the shape of a water-spout, and was
seen for miles away, while the crash of its de
struction was heard distinctly in distant parts
of the city. The damage to property is vari
ously estimated from $20,000 to $50,000.
Eighteen houses were demolished, and twenty
others more or less injured, besides out-houses,
barns, etc. Charles Peike was fatally injured,
and his child, an infant 1 years old, was killed.
Sirs. Fred Bademacker is fatally injured. Rich
ard Bates, a boy 10 years old, was blown a fur
long through the air and into an elm tree sixty
feet high, whence he dropped to the ground,
and was picked up dead. Mrs. Lizzie Perkins will
probably dio, and many others are very serious
ly injured. Nearly 100 persons were more or
leas bruised, and were attended by the doctors.
The Sioux Indians have finally agreed to re
linquish their hunting privileges on the Re
publican river, in Nebraska, receiving therefor
the $25,000 appropriated by Congress for that
purpose. As the Interior Department will not
trust the savages with the cash, they will re-
ceivo their compensation in the form of horses,
cows, harness and wagons.
A shocking wife-murder was perpetrated in
Chicago a few days ago. John Condon, becom
ing enraged at the improper conduct of his
wife, shot her through the heart, killing her
almost instantly, and then shot himself in the
head, inflicting a dangerous wound.
A cold-blooded and brutal murder was com
mitted in Ottumwa, Iowa, one day last week.
Deputy Marshal Logan was killed by Jesse Scott
Smith, of Batavia. Logan received two pistol-
shots, one taking effect in the heart, killing
him instantly. Smith was a desperate charac
ter, and was on his way to the jail, in
charge of the officer, when the shoot
ing occurred. Smith was promptly ar
rested by Marshal Van Amnion. Heavy
iron manacles were riveted on bis wrists .and
ankles, and be was then lodged in Jail. The
prisoner boasted that he was the " bird that did
the deed," and he meant to kill Van Ammon.
The excitement ran till 3 o'clock next morning
and lynching was expected every moment
Between 1 and 2 p.m. next day, the prisoner
was taken before Acting Mayor Felzer, and, on
waiving examination, was remanded to jail.
On coming down the stairs from the City Hall,
halt dozen persons, backed by 500 cool-
headed citizens, overpowered the officers in
charge of him, and, throwing one end of a rope
over Smith's head and the other on a lamp
post, left his lifeless body dangling im the air,
viewed by thousands of spectators, in the
Six persons, consisting of one man and five
women, all colored, while rowing in a skiff in
Hill's Lake, near Little Bock, Ark., aafew days
ago, were drowned Dy uie capsizing oi cue
A special dispatch to the Chicago Inter-
Ocean from Brownsville, Texas, states that the
United States troops have recently been rein
forced, and that detachments of cavalry are
constantly scouring the country in search
of Mexican raiders, many of whom are
still on this side of the Bio Grande
committing depredations and outraging de
fenseless women. The fact that our troops are
taking the offensive justifies the belief that
conflicts with Cortina's bandits will occur, when
it would not be surprising if the latter were
followed across the river, and hostilities be
tween Mexico and the United States commenced
An entire block of business houses was re
cently burned at McKinney, Texas. Loss $70,
A dispatch from Eey West, Fla., states that
the yellow fever is an epidemic at that place.
An incendiary fire at Helena, Ark., last week,
destroyed two newspaper offices and one job
At Baltimore, last week, Maj. J. Lyle Clarke,
a well-known citizen, was shot while seated at
the dinner table of a hotekby H. W. Brewer,
of Georgetown, who claimed to have been
driven to the act to avenge a sister's wrongs.
Clarke's wound is not fatal.
Judge Speuce, Assistant Attorney-General
for the Postoflice Department has decided that
Postmastors arc liable on their bond for losses
of government property pausing through their
Secretary Bristow says that the decision is
final to stop all work on the Chicago Custom
House. The rate on registered letters has been in
creased by Postmaster-General Jewell from
8 to 10 cents, because the former rate did not
The Assistant Treasurer at New York has
been durected by Secretary Bristow to sell
$1,000,000 in gold coin on each Thursday in
July, or 55,000,000 in all.
It is asserted in promiuent official circles that
the prosecution of illicit distillers will probably
be a failure, owing to niisniiuiagemeut.
The customs receipts for the fiscal year end
ing June 30, were $156,479,131, and tho aggre
gate internal rovenue receipts for the same pe
riod were $109,186,379.
For the first time in twenty-two years the
Treasury Department has been reorganized.
The number of employes is fixed at 2,291 per
sons, with an aggregate annual compensation
of $2,854,153.50, showing a reduction by the
bill of 384 employes, and a saving of $507,-G00.45.
Vice-President Wilson has published a long
letter in reply to the recent adverse criticisms
upon him which have appeared in the Republi
can press in reference to his doings and utter
ances on his recent tour.
The New York Prohibitionistmet in conven
tion at Syracuse, last week, and adopted a series
of strong prohibition resolutions. The follow
ing ticket was put in the field: Secretary of
State, G. D.Duzenbury ; Comptroller, Anson A.
Hopkins ; Treasurer, Stephen B. Avers ; State
Engineer and Surveyor, Geo. A. Dudley ; Canal
Commissioner, Ira D. Bell j State Prison Ir
spector, JohnRGibb; Attorney-General, Eli
The Iowa Republicans held their State Con
vention at Dos Moines on Wednesday, June 30, .
and nominated the following ticket for State
offices: For Governor, Samuel J. Eirkwood;
Lieutenant-Governor, J. G. Kewbold ; Supreme
Judge, Austin Adams ; Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, Alonzo Abernathy. '
The California Democrats met in State Con
vention at Ban Francisco on June 30, and
nominated William Irwin for Governor.
Congressman J. E. Luttrell.has been nomi
nated for re-election by the Democrats of tho
Third California District
A serious revolution has broken out in the
State of Sonora, Mexico.
Garcia, the Spaniard who stole a portion of
Murillo's famous picture from the Cathedral of
Seville, and who was kidnapped to Cuba and
subsequently sent to Spain, was shot a few
weeks after his arrival at Madrid, without trial
by even a drum-head court-martial. - -
At Valparaiso, South America, recently, a ter
rible gale occurred, doing an immense damage
to the shipping and occasioning the loss of fifty
Fearful inundations have recently occurred
in Bohemia, Moravia, Corintbia and Tyrol, and
Beriat, with some loss of life and great destruc
tion of property. Many bridges have been
carried away, thousands of cattle drowned,
and the crops in several districts totally ruined.
A special dispatch from San Francisco an
nounces that the revolution against the Mexi
can authorities at La Paz is in the full tide of
success, and that Mexican troeps had been sent
from Mazatlan to quell the movement
A furious rain and thunder storm passed over
the citv of Buda, Hungary, a few days a-o, de
stroying many houses before their inhabitants
could escape. At least 100 were drowned, and
500 are -reported missing.
The bill providing for a national debt sinking
fund has passed a third reading in the British
A recent fire at Paladoe, in the Province of
Seville, Spain, destroyed 140 houses.
Edmund Jones & Co., London, in the East
India trade, have failed, with liabilities at
The French Assembly has voted $398,000 for
the relief of the sufferers by inundations.
Ferdinand L, ex-Emperor of Austria, died at
Prague, last week, aged 82.
A royal ordinance has been issued command
ing that members of Carlist juntas, and all
families of which any member is in the Carhst
service, be expollod from Spain, and directing
that the property of Carlists bo confiscated and
devoted to indemnifying communities suffering
from Carlist requisitions.
The great international rifle match at Dublin,
on the 29th ult, was attended by an immense
crowd of people, and the enthusiasm was in
tense. At 800 yards the Irish team scored 338
against 337 for the Americans, bat at the ranges
of 900 and 1,000 yards, the American team car
ried the total Bcore to a majority of 38 points,
967 to 929. In the evening a grand banquet
in their honor was given by the Lord Mayor of
Dublin at the Mansion House. A large num
ber of distinguished guests, including the Lord
Mayors of London and York, were present
The Irish riflemen admit the superiority of the
Americans throughout the match, and acknowl
edge that their victory was fairly won. The
American team used breech-loaderB ; the Irish
team all used Bigby's muzzle-loaders.
The loss by damage and destruction of prop
erty by the recent great inundations in South
ern France is computed at $24,000,000 in the
two cities of Toulouse and Agen alone. At
least 2,000 men, women and children were
drowned at Toulouse, where a hundred thou
sand destitute people are now dependent upon
charity. The loss of lifo by the great flood on
she river Danube, in Pesth, Hungary, was also
very great As far as heard from about 150
dead bodies have been recovered, and many
others have been swept down the river.
Pope Pius has sent $4,000 to the sufferers by
the late inundations in France.
The Italian Parliament has passed the bill
for the prevention of brigandage.
Two New York Quill-Drivers Engage in a
Lively Setto in the Brooklyn Court-
Lively Setto in the Brooklyn Court-Room.
The last day's proceedings in the
famous Tilton-Bcecher trial, in Brook
lyn, were interrupted by a personal col
lision between two New York editors,
which is thus described by a correspon
Shortly after 8 o'clock a most exciting
scene took place in the court. The
Tribune, it is known, is the official re
porter of the trial, and receives all the
documents. Defendant's counsel, Shear
man, called over Mr. Shanks, city efli
tor of the Tribune, and was handing
him, according as he read them to the
World and Argus stenographers, pages
of the affidavit by Mrs. Tilton, in which
Bhe denies the Herald story of the carpet-layers,
as to what they saw through
the Key-hole, wuicn bhanks was receiv
ing. The Times people got wind of it,
and Hennessy, a muscular Irishman.
who "runs" the Times reporting staff
in the scandal court, appeared on the
scene, and put in a claim to get the
statement. This was promptly repudi
ated by Shanks. Hot words were ex
changed, and soon followed furious
blows. Hennessy says Shanks struck
him hrst, letting him have it on the nose.
Shanks says Hennessy made a grab at
him. However this may be, it was a
glorious struggle, though short.
Smack I smack 1 went the fists, and
Shanks, breathing death and defiance,
was seen hurled back through the crowd,
and plunged against one of the reporters'
tables, with the left fist of Hennessy at
his throat, and the immense right fist of
his Hibernian assailant suspended over
bis head, but warded off by dozens of
friendly' arms. Champions from the
armies of the Times and Tribune rushed
into the fray with fury in their looks.
The police officers arrested everybody
and shoved them about The audience
jumped on the tables and chairs and the
Judgo'a beach, and yelled, "Go for him,
Times!" "Let him have it, Tribune."
The copy of the Tribune held by Shanks
was torn to Hinders. After a few min
utes these pugnacious pressmen were
separated and taken by the officers be
fore Judge Neilson, who advised them,
in the words of the immortal Watts, that
their gentle hands were never made to
tear each other's eyes out, and discharged
them, on an understanding to answer the
charge, before the terrible Judge Walsh,
to-morrow, of fighting in court The
combatants came back to court, smiling
and happy in the consciousness of duty
A Mystery at Iowa College which Baffles
A letter from the Iowa Agricultural
College, at Ames, Iowa, tells the follow
ing occurrence :
On the 3d ult, from the hours of 8 in
tho evening to 8 in tho morning of the
4th, 102 students, male and female, were
.seised with illness in some cases quite
aiarming. , au were anectea alike, but
with different degrees of severity, the
ladies suffering by far the most The
general character of the symptoms was
choleratic, consisting of violent purging,
excessive griping pains, some vomiting,
a good deal of nausea, cold extremities
and great adynamia. Pulses ran to 100
and 120, yet without force and fullness.
Severe pain was depicted in the counte
nance, and altogether the situation was
an alarming one.
The symptoms indicated poisoning,
and strong remedies were applied to the
strong symptoms, and within twenty
four hours from the period of attack
eighty-seven were at their 'sual places
and duties, well. Fifteen were still ill,
all of whom were ladies. Day after day
one or two recovered, and when five days
elapsed but throe were ill. In a week's
time all had recovered. The excitement
incident to such a sudden and mysterious
illness having somewhat subsided, the
query on everybody's lips was : " What
made it?" - - -
All sorts of r amors prevailed some
plausible, some harsh, some absurd,
some preposterous. President Welch,
who was unavoidably absent at the time,
returned, and in unison with others of
the faculty, sought by all possible means
to obtain the cause. The buildings were
carefully inspected, and their sanitary
condition found excellent. The water
tanks were examined and nothing found
that could be productive of such results.
I thoroughly and searchingly analyzed
such food of the day of attack as re
mained uneaten, and also the water sup
plied to the students, and no poisonous
element could be found.
The whole number of sick was 102 ;
160 ate meat, and of these 96 were sick ;
21 did not eat it, and 5 of these were
sick, 1 doubtful ; 107 ate gravy, and "66
were sick ; 66 did not eat gravy, 26 were
sick and 8 were doubtful; 120 ate
beans, 84 were sick ; 59 did not eat
beans, 16 were sick, 2 doubtful ; 125 ate
rice, 74 were sick ; 48 did not eat rice ;
20 were sick and 7 were doubtful ; 169
ate biscuit, 94 were sick ; 12 did not eat
biscuit, 7 were sick ; 135 ate corn bread,
80 were sick ; 45 did not eat it, 20 were
sick ; 150 drank water, 88 were sick ; 23
did not drink it, 12 were sick and 8
were doubtful ; 141 drank milk, 85 were
sick ; 36 did not use milk, 16 were sick
and 4 were doubtful ; 143 ate apple
sauce, 85 were sick ; 37 did not eat it,
15 were sick and 1 doubtful.
GREAT FLOOD IN FRANCE.
Hundreds of Lives Destroyed—One Town
Almost Entirely Swept Away—2,000 People
A cablo dispatch from Paris, dated
June 25, says:
The damage to property and loss of
life by the flood in the river Garonne i3
greater than the previous reports have
indicated. At Toulouse alone the bodies
of 100 persons who were drowned were
found in the houses which were flooded
but left standing. Many other people
perished, and their bodies were carried
off in the nouses that were swept away,
The loss of life bv the flood at Ton-
louse is appalling. At St Cyprian quar
ter 215 corpses have already been found.
The violence of the torrent frustrated
the efforts to rescue the unfortunate in
mates of houses. Several men were
drowned in the attempt. Twenty
thousand persons are deprived of tho
means of subsistence in Toulouse alone.
The disasters elsewhere are almost equal
in magnitude. The lower part of the
oity of Morssac, on the Tenn, is under
water. At Tremonllet, in the Depart
ment of Arriege, five houses only remain
standing out of 400. In the District of
Fair, same department, two villages are
completely submerged, and many dead
bodies found. Crops of all kinds
throughout the inundated districts have
been destroyed. '
President MacMahon jaiid Minister
Buffet have left Paris for the scene of
the destruction, v ' " ,
The Municipal Council of Paris has
voted $20,000 for the relief of the suf
ferers. : - - -
Eighty persons were' drowned in Ver
dun. Eight hundred houses have fallen
At Bordeaux . the Garonne is much
swollen, ' but no serious catastrophe is
reported. . :
: It is said that altogether over 1,000
lives nave rjeen lost. .
Later telegrams from France say that
900 persons perished in the flood at
J Toulouse . alone. . .The. outbreak of an
epidemic is feared-. ' it is believed that
2,G00.hfiUses .have .been swept -sway in
the town and ite 'environs.-- The damage
there is estimated at -from 12,000,000
to 15,000,000. The Paris correspond
ent of the London Times makes an ap
peal to British charity in behalf of the
sufferers. The London Daily News'
special says that the lowest estimate of
deaths in the flooded districts is 2,000.
It is proposed to bombard and destroy
the St. Cyprian quarter of Toulouse to
prevent danger from the crumbling walls
oi Uie nouses una yet remain.
SOUTH AMERICAN EARTHQUAKE.
Great Destruction of Life—Eight Thousand
People Buried in the Ruins of One
A letter from Maracaibo, May 29,
gives an account of the great earthquake
at Circuta on the 18th instant. The
first shock leveled every wall in the city,
burying, in a single instant, 8,000 people
out of a population of 10,000. Several
who were not killed subsequently died
of their injuries, and many were mur
dered by robbers, who plundered in bands.
The shocks continued, and fires burned
much property. Those who were saved
fled to the neighboring country and en
camped. When the news reached Mara
caibo, two steamers were sent out with
bread and clothing to the sufferers by
the American Consul and people : also
corps of physicians and a committee to
disburse aid. The Governor has sen
soldiers to protect the people.
lteports from oan Uayetono, Santiago,
Grarulata, Arbaleda, Cucutella and San
Cristeabel, all aggregating a population
of 20,000, confirm the previous account
of the destruction of life and property
in those places. The shock was felt at
Bogota and other places, and in Mara
caibo there have been light quakes every
day sill co.
THE COMING HARVEST.
A General Summary of Deductions from
Crop Reports—Favorable Prospects of a
Fall Average Yield.
[From the Western Rural, June 26.]
While a careful study of the remarka
ble array of crop-reports we are able to
give our readers will be well repaid,
some general deductions may be made.
IV neat xne reports clearly indicate
that the acreage of wheat this year in
the Western States is much less than last
x. Thus in Illinois but three reports
indicate increased acreage, while twice
as many show but one-half as much, or
even less. In Wisconsin no report
shows an increase, but two an equal
acreage, while seven show not more than
one-half. In Iowa nearly the same con
dition is shown. In Michigan the acre
age was not materially reduced. In some
of tho newer States increased acreage is
reported. As to condition, the reports
are not unfavorable, a majority of all the
reports indicating at least an average
condition. Michigan makes a poor show
ing. Illinois Btands well. Wisconsin
and Iowa very largely, but the general
average is not Dad.
Corn Undoubtedlv the acreage plant
ed to corn in the West was larger than
in any former year. In Illinois no re
port shows less acreage than last year
most an increase of 20 or 30 per cent.
In Iowa the same is true, with several
reports of an increase of 50 per cent.
Wisconsin is not a great corn State, but
shows an increase of at least 25 per cent,
in acreage. Michigan and Missouri also
show a considerable increase. The re
ports of condition are not as good as is
desirable, but it is probable many of the
unfavorable reports indicate lateness of
the crop rather than bad condition oth
erwise.. .Bearing in mind the compara
tive quantities grown in the different
States, our reports show a prospect at
the middle of June of about four-fifths
of an average crop.
Vats The acreage in oats is consid
erably increased over that of last year,
and the general prospect is of at least a
full average crop. Illinois gives several
reports of less than average condition ;
Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, etc., in
nearly all cases showing good prospects.
Barlev Illinois shows a reduced acre
age, Iowa and Wisconsin and Nebraska
an increase. The prospect for a crop as
a whole is below an average.
f lax Almost without exception, where
reported at all, an increased acreage of
flax is indicated, with very general good
Grass and Clover There is a large
increase of acreage ot grass and clover,
and that newly sown is generally in fine
condition. Tua old meadows and pas
tures are in poor condition in many
Potatoes There is an increased acre
age, and at least an average condition.
Insect Injuries la very few cases is
an increase of injury from insects, com
pared with last year, reported. Of
course tins does .not include uie grass
hopper districts, but thcro are many
more cases in which the grasshoppers
have done less injury than last year than
where tney nave done more, uuwea
and potato bugs are very plentiful in
many places, bat, as a whole, not bo
numerous as last year.
It is a cause of rejoicing that, aitnougn
there are few regions in which some crop
docs not make a poor showing, and in a
number of localities most crops look un
promising, the general crop prospect,
especially in Illinois, Michigan, Iowa,
Kansas, Missouri and JNeDrasKa, is oi an
aggregate full average yield of the great
farm staples. , , .
A STRANGE STORY.
How Two Widows of the Same Husband
Assisted at His Burial.
[Des Moines Cor. Chicago Tribune.]
On Saturday last Louis Walker died a
West Liberty. Before his death, he ex
pressed the earnest desire that, if he
died, ne snouid De Dunea on uie iarm
where he formerly lived, near Bevington,
a station on the Winterset branch of the
Bock Island road, about 18 miles from
this city. The stricken wife, filled with
love for him, and with a' heut broken
with sorrow and grief, sought to fulfill
the wishes of her dead husband. She
procured a burial-case, started on her
sad errand, and passed through here on
Monday. She arrived at Bevington, a
stranger to everybody. Of the station
agentshe inquired as to the location of the
farm where her husband was to be
buried. The agent inquired who it was
that was to be buried, and, on being told,
he quickly foresaw a very unpleasant
affair. The widow had come to bury her
husband on the premises of a man whose
daughter, then at home, was the wife of
the deceased. The agent, after some
consideration, deemed it best to inform
the widow of the facts. She received
the story with perfect astonishment, and
could scarcely believe her late husband
guilty of such baseness ; but, on being
assured it was so, she became indignant,
and loft the body with citizens, to be
conveyed to wife No. 1 (whose first
knowlodge for years of the whereabouts
of her husbaud was his arrival in a
burial-casket), to be disposed of as she
saw fit, and, taking the first train, she
returned to her home. Since her depar
ture, it has been discovered that Walker
had still another wife in Missouri.
The Cost of a Moal in San Francisco.
San Francisco is famed for its restaurants.
In no city in America are these
establishments so numerous in propor
tion to the population. They number
between 200 and 300, and it is safe to say
that at least 30,000 people take their
meals at them. They are of all grades
and prices from the "Poodle Dog,"
Martin's, and the Maison Doree, where
a meal costs from $1.50 to 820 down to
the Miners' Restaurant, where it costs
only 40 cents. Between these extremes
are a large number of French, German
and Italian restaurants, where one may
get a royal breakfast for 50 cents, n lunch
for 25 cents, and a dinner, including
claret, for 75 cents, a la carte. A ten
derloin steak (and there is no better beef
in the world than here), potatoes, bread
and butter, and a cup of coffee will cost
50 cents; a lamb chop, potatoes, bread
and butter, and coffee, 25 cents; an omelet
or eggs boiled, fried or scrambled, with
coffee, and bread and butter, 35 cents.
A grade lower down, but in places cleanly
and entirely respectable, one gets three
dishes for 25 cents, and piany find quite
a decent meal for 20 tfj 80 cents. .Sam
uel Williams; Scr-frner for July.
THE NIMBLE GRASSHOPPER.
Some Curious and Instructive Experiments
with the Festive Insect.
[Falls City (Neb.) Cor. Chicago Tribune.]
I saw the "hoppers at work in several
fields, and millions still continue to pass
overhead, steering due northwest. Oc
casionally a column drops, and eats up
the country for miles. Night before last,
the vicinity of Peru, in Nemaha county,
which so far had escaped, was visited.
and in an hour the valley cleaned for
miles. It would be impossible for you
to conceivo of the anxiety of farmers who
still have their crops left. Many of them
spend most of their time in watching the
sky, and the least change of wind causes
the utmost consternation, as the 'hoppers
drop when struck by an easterly current.
I saw a column hit by a head wind, and
it dropped near Falls City. This flock
of "hoppers was about a mile wide and
over three miles long. Thev were bright.
active-looking fellows, and did not seem
to be suffering from parasites or tape
worms. Fortunately, they fell on perfectly-barren
fields, which their prede
cessors bad stripped of everything, and
evidently did not lite uie situation; for,
after resting about an hour, the .wind
changed, and they rose like' pigeons and
saued away to uie nortnwest.
Experiments with 'hoppers are numer
ous, and the people in the devastated re
gion are determined to find out come
tliing about them. One gentleman, hav
ing found two grubs in one 'hopper,
examined them carefully with a powerful
glass, and pronounced them in perfect
health. He has a lot of grubs buried in
a tin box, and dampens the earih with
rain water occasionally. He thinks they
will change from a grub to something
else in about three weeks. Another per
son buried a lot of 'hoppers alive, and he
is waiting to see when the grubs will
leave their bodies, and what becomes of
them afterwards. Undoubtedly the earth
is the natural place for the grub; for,
on being released from the body of a
'hopper, he immediately buries himself
in the ground. The following experi
ments may be of interest :
A "hopper with both wings pulled off
did pot seem to mind it.
A 'hopper with a leg off continued live
ly and to eat voraciously.
A 'hopper shut up lived fifteen days
without food, but had air.
A 'hopper with his head off lived five
A 'hopper just alighted from along
flight ate at one meal the weight of him
self in cabbage leaves.
A lot of 'hoppers touched with coal oil
were every one paralyzed; and, although
they continued to live, in some instances
for three days, could not eat, and all
A "hopper tied to a stick and sunk in a
tumbler filled with water was left there
for half an hour, but came up all right,
and when untied hopped off, apparently
not much the worse for his long submer
sion. A 'hopper sheds his coat three times
before reaching his full growth. It only
takes him about three minutes to get out
of his old shell. - He cracks open over
the head down the back and kicks off his
shell. When first out, his head and body
are quite soft; but in about an hour his
head hardens, and his body becomes
whiter with each shedding.. When lib
erated from his old shell he becomes
quite stupid for an hour, and will often
be so torpid that he can be picked up
and handled without his seeming to no
tice it It is not believed he gets para
sites or flies until he sheds the third
time. A gentleman has a jar of carefully-fed
'hoppers, and many of them are
now in their third shedding.
TAB OX THX 'HOPPERS TN MINNESOTA.
Ottawa (Minn.) Cor. Chicago InterOcean.
The grasshopper war, which was in
augurated in this part of LeSneur coun
ty, has become general all over the
" 'hopper " district; which includes the
counties of Brown, Blue Earth, Nicollet,
LeSueur, Sibley, and parts of McLeod.
Mr. T. M. Baney, a farmer of this place,
induced his town and LeSueur to offer
bounties for the destruction of the pests
several weeks ago. When it became ap
parent that they could be destroyed and
the crops could be saved, other towns
followed our example. The average
price per bushel paid for the "hoppers
was about 51.50. The present price is
SI. Three towns of LeSueur county
nave destroyed 2,400 bushels. ' -Blue
Earth county has bought over 20,000
bushels, ot Peter, in Nicollet county,
has destroyed about oOU bushels. The
other counties are at work, but we can
not give you a correct estimate of the
Carrying a Bullet for Three-Score Years.
The Danville (N. Y.) Advertiser tells
the following :
" On Friday. May 28, Moses George,
of this village, a veteran of the war of
1S1 2. who has cast his eightieth vear. ex
tracted from his groin a bullet which was
buried there by the rule of an Indian at
the battle of Chippewa on the fifth day
of July, 1815. lhe bullet struck the in-
Bide of the right leg near the groin as
the soldier was wheeling into line, and
badly shattered the thigh bone. The
bullet weighs a full half ounce and is
concave on one side, showing the im
presss of the bone which it struck. It
is somewhat blackened, bnt beneath a
thin coating the lead is as pure and bright
as it was half a century age. The results
of the wound made by the bullet was
very severe. The limb was shortened
six inches or more, and below the thigh
and reaching nearly to the knee is thickly
scarred, where pieces of .the broken
bone, over hity in all, have from time to
time worked out. The bullet did not re
turn by its original entrance, but came
to the surface about four inches above,
and was taken out by the veteran him
self without the aid of instruments. He
was overjoyed to get his eyes on the old
enemy wno naa womea mm so long.
Of late years one of the most impor
tant and useful operations of surgery has
been that of grafting new and healthy
skin upon a wound or sore and thus es
tablishing the healing process and ob
taining cicatrization. Hitherto the par
ticles of skin have been taken from some
sound part of the patient's body and
applied to the diseased or injured point,
but M. Anger has recently demonstrated
that pieces of skin may be taken from
amputated limbs and used successfully
in heteroplasty. In one case M. Anger
took strips of skin from tho palmer sur
face of an amputated finger and applied
them to the ulcerated leg of another per
son. In three days the bandages were
removed and the grafted parts found
firmly united to the surface and evident
ly vascularized. To insure success it
necessary that the graft be made imme
diately upon amputation.
San Fbancisco is to be the first place
to see A jvna Dickinson roll up her eyes
in suppljition to the goddess o tragedy.
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GRANDMOTHER GRUMBLE ON THE
BY HELEN ANGELL GOODWIN.
We are back on the farm where my childhood was
Our riches took wings ; it is well that they went.
We are nappy as princes and bnsy as bees ; y
at least, all but John's wife. She sits at her esse,
With novels, bemoaning her happier days,
While the country folks laugh at her fine-lady ways.
She keeps a canary and lap-dog to cheer
Her aelf-uupoeed idleness. Is it not queer
How some women will fold their white hands in
At the dreadful dilemma of " nothing to uxor,"
And cant be convinced of what plainly is true,
That the worst of all curses is nothing to do ;
Or that he who found mischief for idle hands when
The good Dr. Watts lived is still among men.
Bnt John has grown young. He said only last
He would not take np the old cares if he might.
And I from my heart do rejoice with my eon
In the good this reverse to the children has done.
Gustavus and Lincoln work liar4 on the farm
And study between whiles. Twill do them no
If they work their own passage to college and
They say it's the way that the greatest men do.
And the little ones, healthy and happy and brown,
You could not penmado them to go back to town.
All out-doors" for a play-room, if pleasant the day;
If stormy, tho garret and a barnf ul of hay.
The best of the whole is, we do our own work ;
No servants to waste things and pilfer and shirk,
And threaten to leave if you think it not right
To ask that " first cousin" to tea every night.
Though they would do better, I fancy, for one, '
If the mistress herself knew how work should be
Of course, we live simply ; but even John's wife
Surprised into frankness, for once in her hfe.
Said ; " As far as the food goes" with her no small
I think this the happiest mode ox exutence.-
But we're " out of society," she says. No doubt,
If the literal truth, lis a sorrowful " out"
But what is society 7 Three-minute calls
On people Just like you, late suppers and balls,
A box at the opera, carriage at will.
And no limit set to the milliner's bill ?
I'd sooner be shut in a room with a cat,
Or only a rose-bush, than go through all that !
Thank Ood ! we're not out of society yet ;
Every soul that Christ died for belongs to "our
To f oUow His fashions we earnestly try.
And we shall be like Him in " the sweet by and by."
But we're no longer "upper ton." This fact, as
Young Crowns Mcllvan appears to forget.
For he calls on Eugenie about every day.
He is summering near here ; his friends at Cape
He wanted to marry next fall, or before,
And tried to ooax her to teach mnsic no more.
But the scales have dropped off from my gran
And she teaches her lover a lessen more wise,
Declaring he never shall call her his wife
Till he ceases to lead such an indolent life.
His riches may fly ; so himself he must prove
BotH able and willing to work lor ncr love.
" Wctt, then," said McHvan, " 111 follow my bent,
And learn to build houses with Barlow Dent."
His friends can do nothing but talk about him.
And wonder what made him take up such a whim.
" Architecture was always his hobby," they say ;
H But it might be pursued in a more, genteel way.
Replies the apprentice : " A truce to your priuo !
Like Jacob, the chosen, I work for a bride
One wise as the wise man's ideal uf old,
Her price above rubies, outshining my cold."
Wit and Humor.
When is a boat like snow ? When she
is a drift
Fox's Martyrs Ducks, fowls, turkeys
THEcruelest vivisection Cutting your
friends. The most painful Cutting your
Evert husband thinks that he can
tame a shrew, except the poor fellow
that has her.
A close observer says that the words
which ladies are fondest of are the first
and last words. .
Ovs nf t.ViA nrriniifi.tarl R&vs he SUD-
poses that Masons are only a higher sort
of hod-fellows. World.
OrTTT.T.q urn tliinofi that are sometimes
taken from the pinions of one goose to
spread the opinions of another.
The reason why Pagans are so far be
hind-hand in the march of civilization, is
because they are such idol people.
The Czar of Bussia entertains the tele
graph conference to-day. Wonder
whether any Poles are invited. Com
Two editors are now living with bul
lets in their heads. In a large number
of instances if you wanted to reach an
editor's brains, shoot him when his
back is to you. And shoot low. Ex
change. TTumn is an extract from a letter writ
ten to her lover by a Montgomery (Al )
girl : " For your sate, darling, i na a
quit using chewing gum; would yi l
have quit gum jor me? I would nt
have quit gum for any other person in
Uie whole world."
A young lady who had just recovered
from a severe "nuispomnon was vraisea
by a gentleman friend, who found her
reclining on a sofa in the parlor. After
some little conversation she remarked :
' I have been laying long enough, and
shall set awhile.
A rude, ignorant fellow called on the
late James Howe, the painter, well
known for his spirited representations of
the lower animals, and inquired whether
he was " the man who drew pictures o
brute beasts." " I am," replied Howe;
shall I take your likeness f
Mb. Backus, of Michigan, was so in
judicious as to smoke in the same wagon
... m 1-1 T. T t T A .
with a can oi coai-ou. j-i jrrui. ii,
in scanning around among the planets,
should happen to get a glimpse of any
thing that looks like a fragment of Mr.
B., he will send word to the papers.
No man can lick a postage stamp -
out disturbing the piece.
The latest gag uarronng at miu-
'"sentiment for a census-taker Many
A towboat will naranuiy uuxu qwu.ux
other kind of water craft.
Dnr .rtentioTto the big farm in Illi
nois 40,000 acres, 18 in corn, 5 in oats
and flax, and the rest in grass has re
called a notice of the London Spectator,
from the Doomsday Book of Scotland,
which has a list of those landholders wno
each own more than 20,000 acres oi lana
in that country. The result is that one
man alone, in his own and his wife's
right, holds more than one-fifteenth of
the Kingdom, and 21 men own nearly a
third ; a proportion probably exceeding
anything known in Western Europe.
No less than 106 hold more than 20,000
acres each, and, of those, 52 hold moro
than 50,000 each. The 15 who hold the
largest amounts of land arc: Duko of
Sutherland, 1,176,343 acres ; Duchess of
Sutherland, 149,879 ; Sir J. Matheson,
220,433 acres ; Earl of Breadalbane, 437,
696 acres ; Duke of Buccleugh, 432,183
acres ; Earl of Seafield, 306,000 acres ;
Mr. Evan Baillie. 306.000 acres ; Earl of
stuir 970 nnn r ; Duke of Bichmond,
255,000 acres ; Duke of Athole, 194,000
acres ; Duke of Hamilton, 183,000 acres;
Duke of Argyll, 175,000 acres ; Sir K.
Mackenzie, of Gairloch, 164,680 acres ;
Macleod, of Macleod, 141,700 acres.
-The old idea that the Duke of Suther
land owns an entire county is not true ;
but the Duke, with his wife, the Countess
of Cromartie, owns more than the entire
surface of any county in England, except
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Aew lor