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Febmnand I., ex-Emperor of Austria,
diod a few days ago at Prague, aged 82
Tears. This imbecile monarch in 1848
abdicated in favor of his nephew, Francis
Joseph, the present Emperor.
A Chicago paper says the prevailing
hat for ladies looks more like an inverted
old-fashioned pickle-dish, with a last
week's bouquet dropped on it, than any
thing else." But then it's perfectly lovely,
Thb verbatim report of tho Beecher
trial will make top volumes of tho size of
Webster's Unabridged. . The Itiler
Occan suggests that "muzzlin with
ragged edges, would make a suitable
Mbs. Stewajit is living in Liberty,
Jiid., cheered in the decline of her one
handled and eleven years by the memory
of seeing Washington cross tho Delaware
and having been in Yorktown when
Cornwallis surrendered. She is to be
one of the attractions of tho Centennial.
Tnx Smith family is represented in
tho new Chicago City Directory by 1,673
mimes, John Smith alone numbering
166. The Johnson family is nearly as
numerous, numbering 1,337. Other
leading names figure as follows: Brown,
621; Miller, 596; Kelly, 544; Murphy,
450; Williams, 425; Jones, 420; Wilson,
380; White, 317; Anderson, 788; Thomp
son, 346; Adams, 209; Allen, 200.
An item in tho fortnightly budget of
news from China and Japan embodies a
statement which is of interest to foreign
mission societies. It is to the effect that
in Japan the work of giving tho Gospel
to the heathen has been mainly monopo
lized by the Roman and tho Greek
Churches, these bodies having a total of
23,000 converts as the result of the labors
of forty-one missionaries, while seventy
Protestant ministers can boast of but 200
David C. Beodeeick of California,
once a Senator in Congress, who was
killed in a duel in 1859, with D. S.
Terry, of that State, devised his prop
erly to personal friends, as thero were
none to claim kinship to him. After his
death certain persons came from Aus
tralia to claim the estate, on the ground
that they were his sister's children.
Last week the United States Supreme
Court reached a docisieu in the case, in
which the will is sustained, and thus the
matter is settled.
Theme is every prospect that there
will be cheap bread for the poor next
winter. The crop reports from -England
and tho European continent become more
and nioro favorable as tho season ad
vances. In France tho wheat is growing
luxuriantly, and promises well for the
next harvest, and this applies to all parts
of that country, as well as Germany,
Hungary and the Southern provinces of
Bussia. . In none of these countries has
any injury been experienced, cither from
early frosts or lata drouths.
North America now has communica
tion with Europe through five cables.
The first of those now in working order,
was laid in 1866, the second in 1869, the
third in 1873, the fourth in 1874, and tho
ost has just been completed. The name
direct ocean cable," given the new line,
is, in one sense, a misnomer, since it is,
with the exception of the French line
from Brest to Duxbnry, the longest of
all. The capacity of the new cable, it is
estimated, will be only half as many
words a minute as that of the Newfound
land lines, the loss being caused by the
difference in length of the wires.
Tie new law regarding the fees on
money orders went into effect on the 1st
inst Heretofore the fees on small or
ders have been but five cents, and as the
great majority of orders are, for small
sums, it is said that the business has ac
tually been done at a loss to the depart
ment Under the new law the rates are
ten cents for any sum up to fifteen dol
lars ; over fifteen dollars and not ex
ceeding thirty dollars, fifteen cents ; over
thirty dollars and not exceeding forty
dollars, twenty cents ; over forty dollars
and not exceeding fifty dollars, twenty
five cents. This increase of rates, it is
estimated, will increase the revenue to
about -the same ratio as it has heretofore
Tnx nuisance of tramps in the country
is growing to formidable proportions,
and something onght to be done speedi
ly to put a stop to it It is really un
safo to leave women and children alone
in the house in many sections, since they
are exposed at any hour to the impu
dence and occasional brutality of able-
bodied vagrants. Touching this matter,
the New York Graphic hits the nail
squarely on the head, when it says :
" When we get rid of our popular cant
concerning tho rights of man, aud adopt
the wholesome theory that a man who
will - not ' work has no right to live, we
shall have a proper vagrant law, under
which tramps and bummers will be
seized and made to work for the bonefit
of the public"
On the 1st inst., the new potital treaty
between the United States and nearly all
the countries of Europe went into opera
tion. Hereafter a letter weighing one
half ounce or less may be sent for five
cents from any part of the United States
to Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Bel
ginm, Bussia, Norway, Sweden, Den
mark, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal,
Turkey and Egypt, or to an; coloDy of
any of these countries. After January
J, 1876, France will come into this postal
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VOL. VIIL-NO. 35.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1S75.
WHOLE NUMBER 428,
onion. Foetal cards can be sunt for two
cents, and newspapers, weighing not
more than four ounces, for two cents.
These low rates will prove of very great
advantage in many ways. They will bo
a great convenience to many persons in
tins country as well as in those named,
tho same rate carrying letters from those
countries to this.
William Leoomjt, a well-known citi
zen of Dayton, while standing on a box
car on the railroad track, fell off and
broke his neck, dying almost instantly.
Thb internal revenue receipts of tho
First District of Ohio (Hamilton county)
for the fiscal year ending June 30, were
$8,055,517.45, being an increase of $615,
365.26 over the previous year.
Mbs. Lucy Hzbbon Fabkeb, who has
for the past seven years filled tho chair
of Natural Sciences in the Cincinnati
Wesleyan College, has been appointed
to and accepted a similar position hi
the Female College at Delaware, Ohio.
Con. Sidney D. Maxwell, Superin
tendent of the Merchants' Exchange,
Cincinnati, was, on Tuesday of last
week, presented by tho members of that
body with a handsome set of solid silver,
consisting of ninety-eight pieces of table
ware. About ten hours previous the
Fork Packers' Association presented him
With a silver tea service complete.
Verdict of a Cincinnati Coroner's
nry: "We, the jury, find that the said
Louis Fellman came to his death by a
shot accidentally went off by himself by
killing a cat by shooting the same and
when she was not dead instantly by
striking the cat with the breech of the
gun and the load discharged itself."
A great deal of excitement prevails in
the vicinity of Springfield over what is
called the army worm. Whole fields of
grain have been destroyed by the pest
In the neighborhood of Tremont, a field
of rye, belonging to Mr. Sanders, was
consumed in a few hours. Where the
pest came from is a mystery. Efforts
are being made to stop the advance of
this vast army.
Ax Cincinnati last week Win. Williams
represented himself as connected with
the Chicago Commercial Advertiser,
and obtained a pass on the Baltimore
and Ohio road. Then a telegram was
sent to the proprietor of tho paper, who
replied that Williams had no authority,
to ask for a pass on account of his paper,
whereupon Williams was arrested, and
now lies in the station-house on a charge
of obtaining a pass by false pretenses.
Ohio patents : sash balances, Elks
Johnson, Wauseon ; pot scrapers, Urias
Cramer, Now Philadelphia ; railroad
crossing signals, B. T. King, Cleveland,
and Lucien L. Nunn, Oberlin; 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. . Fishbangh, Tiffin ; railway rail
joints, Wm. M. Spacht, Dunkirk.
Patents recently issued to citizens of
this State : Hub-borers, Austin Bas-
com, Norwalk ; manufacture of tiling,
F. H. Hall, Zanesville ; paper bogs, Ed
ward Mill, Cleveland ; sad-iron heaters,
Jas. S. Bitlor, Delaware : car-movers,
Milton Wood worth and Jerome B. Fred
ricks, Conneaut ; crown-sheets for steam
boilers, Solomon B. Ganon, Columbus ;
oil-cans, Anson O. Kittredge, William
H. Clark and William J. Clark, Salem ;
railway-rail chairs, George O. Boss,
Marion, Ohio ; grate-bars, James A.
Sinclair, Bridgeport ; harvesters, Lewis
Miller and Jacob Miller, Canton ; rolls
for utilizing the fag-emh of railroad
rails, Henry Chisholm, Cleveland.
Fob sometime past a warm conflict
has been going on in Wcsterville, Frank
lin county, between the citizens of the
town and one Henry H. Corbin, who re
cently started a saloon within the cor
porate limits. Until recently tho war
has been ono of words, but the other
night some unknown parties secretly
placed gunpowder in the saloon building,
connecting with it a fuse, which caused
an explosion to occur about midnight,
blowing out the windows and doors of
the building, and raising the roof about
four inches. Upon Corbin's application,
warrants were issued for the arrest of
the preachers of tho various churches
in Westerville, the Postmaster and four
other citizens. The warrants charge the
parties named, and others unknown,
with riotous conduct in assaulting and
encouraging an assault upon Corbin's
saloon with stones. The Ottorbien Uni
versity is located at Westerville, and for
many years no saloon has been allowed
to exist in the town. The excitement is
very great, and each side is equally de
termined to hold out
Crime in England.
A single glance at one week's record
of crime, as reported in the Liverpool
Weekly Albion, is sufficient to appall
one with horror, and to cause a self-con
gratulatory lechng that if wo are called
upon to chronicle occasional deeds of
darkness in the United States, they are
neither of such frequency nor of so bru
tal a character. In the issue of Juno 12
we find four columns filled with tho de
tails of terrible crimes wife-murders,
stabbings, shootings, suicides, and every
variety of brutal lawlessness. One in
teresting scoundrel is charged with plac
ing fagots of burning wood under his
wife's clothes as she lay in bed in a state
of intoxication ; another worthless wretch
at Preston, after living upon his wife's
earnings, and drinking himself into a
state of savage fury, put an end to her
existence in the most diabolical and cru
el manner. Stabbing and shooting af
fairs on ship-board appear to be common,
and the suicides are of an unusual melan
choly and aggravated character. Alto
gether the criminal record of England
appears to be alarmingly on the increase.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Albert Brown was hung at Towanda, Ta., on
Thursday, July 1, for the brutul murder, in
August last, of Cora Greenleaf, a little girl of
A fire in New York, Friday night, destroyed
the Ice Box and Lumber Company's premises,
together with stables containing six horses.
Lorn, $100,000 ; insurance, 75, 000.
The Governor and Council have decided not
to commute the sentence of Pomerov, the Boa
ton boy-murderer, and be will be hanged.
Alex. Hamilton, the defaulting Treasurer of
Jersey City, has been sentenced to three years'
imprisonment, and to pay a fine of 1,000.
Ou Monday afternoon, tho 5th inst., a ter
rible collision occurred betwoeu two excursion
trains on the South Side railroad, near Far
Bockaway, Long Island, 'in which seven per
sons were lulled and twenty-seven injured,
some fatally. Great indignation existed at the
time of tho accident, and people wero disposed
to blame the railroad attaches. The killed
were horribly mutilated.
Operations have been resumed at the Grant
Locomotive Works of Tatcrson, N. J., which
had been suspended for some time past Three
hundred men are employed on locomotives for
the Russian government.
A dreadful storm of rain, hail and wind pro
vailed at New York on Tuesday last, unrooting
houses, tearing up trees, etc doing an im
mense amount of damage, and killing two men
who were at work on a house.
A party of seven lads, bathing in Wantuppe
lake, near Fall river, Mass., a few day ago,
joined hands and walked off the sand-bar into
deep water, whore six of the number, John W.
Fielding, James and William Jacques, William
Dyer, Francis Kane and George McManua were
The Flymouth Church congregation, at a
meeting the other day, voted unanimously to
raise tho salary of Henry Ward Bcecherto
100,000 a year. He has heretofore been re
Two heavy failures are announced from New
Haven, Ct : Tyler, Frost & Co., wholesale
grocers and dealers in liquors ; liabilities be
tween 150,000 and $200,000; and W. H. Brad
ley & Co., carriage manufacturers ; liabilities
Frank D. Moulton has addressed a letter to
District Attorney Britton, of Brooklyn, de
manding a trial on the indictment found
against him at the instance of Mr. Bccchor last
Tho Sioux City papers give tho particulars of
a bloody triplo tragedy at the Winnebago Agen
cy. An Indian of that tribe, in a fit of jealousy,
killed the Bedueer of his wife, then stabbed her
to tho heart, after which he committed sui
ciJo. A divpatch from Lincoln, Keb., says: "Re
ports from the buffalo lands, in the western
part of this State, report numerous wolves suf
fering from hydrophobia, making it dangerous
for hunters. A young man named Ackerly,
while sleeping on the prairie recently, was bit
ten on the nose by a skunk, and died in the
moot horrible agony with hydrophobia symp
toms, the same as from the bite of a rabid
Col. E. B. C'arlin, the Quarteimastcr at Fort
Sanders, W y. T., committed suicide recently by
cutting his throat from ear to ear. Financial
enibarrasnicnt and tho complication of his
official affairs aro assigned as the cause of his
The entire villago of Meridian, Neb., was
destroyed by a tornado recently, and Alex
andria, in the same State, was also badly dam
aged. Another dispatch has been received at tho
War Department in Washington from Frof.
Jenney, in which he reiterates his former state
ment that, sofar, he has not found gold
enough in the Black Hills to warrant any ex
tended mining operations.
The Governor of Kansas has sont to Presi
dent Grant a strong remonstrance .against the
proposed settlement of the Sioux and other
wild Indians in the Indian Territory.
Gea. Francis P. Blair, Jr., died at his resi
dence in St. Louis on the 8th inst., in the 55th
year of his age. Ho was stricken with paralysis
in 1872, and has been in failing health ever
since. Two mouths ago transfusion of blood
was tried, with, it was thought, favorable re
sults, but a relapse took place, resulting in his
death in a few hours.
A real estate lawsuit, vhich promisee to rival
in magnitude and duration the celebrated Buit
of Mrs. Gaines in New Orleans, is one of the
probabilities in Chicago. A strip of land worth
several millions of dollars, on which stand the
Illinois Central depot and a portion of the
tracks, is in dispute, having just been origin
ally entered at the Land Office at Springfield,
although it Las been occupied and presumably
owned by the railroad company for tho last
The latest nows from the Black Hills is not
encouraging to gold-seekers.
Gen. Spinner epped down and out, and Mr.
New took charge of tho Treasury Department
on tho 1st inst. There was a good deal of ex
citement by the changes incident to the reor
ganization of the Department and the assump
tion of office by Mr. New. About 150 cmploj es
were discharged,, fifty of whom were women.
The decrease in the public debt during the
month of June was 1,131,219, and for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 11,309,511. The
following is tho official statement for June 30 :
Six per cent bonds 11,100,865,530
Five per cent, bonds 607,132,730
Total coin bonds. (1,707,998,300
Lawful money debt. $ 14,678.1100
Matured debt 11,425,100
Legal tenders 375,41.687
Certificates of deposit.... 58,415,000
Fractional currency 42,129,424
Coin certificate.......... 21,796,300
Total without interest 498,182,411
Total debt $2,232,284.5:11
Total interest 38,647,556
wn in .treasury: .
Special deposit held for re
demption of certificates
of deposit 58,415,000
Total In Treasury. $ 142,243,361
Oebt leps cash in the Treasury. . . .
Decnwe of ik-lil riuriui; ,luun
Decrease since June, 1874. ........
Bonds issued to the Faciflc Railway
Companies, interest payable in lawful
money: lVincipal outstanding $
Interest accrued and not yet paid
Interest paid by the United States
Interest repaid by transportation of
Balance of interest paid by United
A novel suit has been brought in the District
Court under the Civil-Bights bill by a white
man, who sues the proprietor of a boarding
house for colored people for having cjecte
him from the house where he had engaged
The Postmaster-General contemplates mak
ing an official tour of New England in August
and of the South in November. This trip will
have the same general purpose as his recent
New aud extensive frauds in connection with
the whisky ring are being made, and among
(hose indicted for conspiracy are G, W, Fish-
back, late of the St. Louis Democrat; and
Messrs. McKee and Ilonser,, of the Globe-
Democrat W. O. Avery, Chief Clerk of the
Treasury at Washington; A. H. Holt, Chief
Clerk in the Internal Revenue Bureau, are im
Under the act of July 18, 1871, providing
for the resumption of Bpecie payments, the
Treasury Department has disposed of about
10,000,000 of bonds, known as the 5 per
cents, authorized by the act of July 11, 1870,
and with the proceeds has purchased about
$9,000,000 in silver for the purpose of retir
ing fractional currency.
Treasurer New has imposed eomo grievous'
restraints upon the lady clerks in the Treasury
Department. An order has been issued pro
hibiting visitors, and tho ladies are not per
mitted to leave their work during buaines
boura, as they formerly spent much time gads
ding about the halls.
The citizens of Bowling Green, Ky., are in
great trepidation over tho suspected presence
of the dreaded James and Younger brothers in
that vicinity. The various banks of the place
have placed 100 needle-guns In the hands of
itizens, together with ten rounds of ammunition
each, to guard these institutions against the
John Coughlin, aged 15, and two sisters
named Keating, aged 13 and 15, all residing at
Newport, Ky., wore drowned in Licking river a
few days ago by the upsetting of a boat.
In the United States District Court at Fort
Smith, Ark., last week, eight murderers from
the Indian Nation were sentenced to be hanged.
One of the men, after conviction, attempted to
escape, and was shot dead. The other seven
will be hung simultaneously on the 3d of Sep
tember. Gcorgo Applewhite, the last of tho notorious
Lowry gang of outlaws, has been arrested at
Golds boro, N. C, and is now in jail.
The celebrated race horse Lexington died.at
Lexington, Ky., last week.
The negroes had a Fourth of July celebration
at the court-house in Vicksbnrg, Miss. Some
difficulty occurred among the audience during
the speaking, when firing commenced. Several
negroes were wounded, and three unknown ne
groes fatally shot. John Hall, white, is sup
posed to be mortally wounded.
Fat Manning, a retail grocer in Memphis, was
shot and killed by Officer McCormick, on Tues
day last. Manning was beating one of his
children, and was ordered to desist by the
officer, but refused. The officer procured a
warrant and attempted to arrest Manning, when
the latter fired at him, the ball grazing his tem
ple. McCormick then drew his pistol and fired,
instantly killing Manning.
Robert N. Yerby was shot and killed on the
steamer A. J. White, near St. Louis Landing,
Ark., a few days since, by B. L. Oliver and bis
son. The killing grew out of an old grudge,
young Oliver first shooting Yerby in the
temple. After ho fell the elder Oliver fired at
him. Tho Olivers then ordered the boat to
land, which was done, aud they escaped in the
Four persons were instantly killed, and seven
seriously injured, by the explosion of a saw
mill at Hot Springs, Ark., a few days ago.
The business part of the town of Washing
ton, Hempstead county, Ark., has been de
stroyed by fire.
A match gamo of billiards of 500 points, for
$1,000 and the championship of tho Went and
Southwest, was played last week at New Orleans
between Henry Kbipes, of Chicago, and Henry
Miller, of Now Orleans, tho latter winning.
At a largo meeting recently held at Char
lottesville, Ya., to consider whether or not that
State should repudiate her debt, a series of res
olutions denouncing repudiation in the warmest
terms, were adopted with but ono dissenting
The Temperance Reformers of California
have nominated W. E. Lovott for Governor.
Tho Trcsidcut lias appointed William C.
Nichols, Assistant Treasurer at Chicago; John
Taffe, of Nebraska, Secretary of Colorado;
John R. Clark to bo Surveyor-General for Ne
braska and Iowa; H. M. Eeyser, of Illinois,
Receiver of Fublic Moneys at Helena, Hon.;
Charles D. Bradley, Attorney for Colorado.
The Republican State Convention of Wiscon
sin was held at Madison, on Wednesday, July
7. The following ticket was placed in the
field : For Governor, Harrison Ludingtou, of
Milwaukee ; Lieutenant-Governor, H. T. Eaton,
of Richland; Secretary of State, Hans B.
Warner, of Fierce ; Treasurer, Henry Baetz,
of Manitowoc ; Attorney-General, John R. Ben
nett, of Bock ; Superintendent of Fublio In
struction, Robert Graham, of Oshkosh. Ibe
resolutions are as follows: Adherence to the
indissoluble union of the States, the sovereign
ty of the Federal government, and the
rights of States; government protection
to labor; no union between Church
and State ; against a division of the school
fund for sectarian purposes; recognizes
President Grant's third-term letter ; approval
of tho efforts of the present Administration to
prevent aud punish fraud ; in favor of arbitra
tion instead of war ; adheres to the doctrine of
legislative control over railroads and other cor
porations deriving power from the State ;
gradual resumption of specie payments ;
tariff for revenue only ; such a revision of the
patent laws as will relieve industry from the
oppression of monopolies ; that true education
and sound morals are the best agencies for
promoting the cause of temperance.
The Opposition Convention of Minnesota
met at St. Faul on July 7. The following
nominations were made : For Governor, D. L.
Buell, of Houston ; Lieutenant-Governor,
E. W. Durant, of Stillwater ; Secretary of
State, Adolphus Biermau, of Olmsted ;
Auditor of State, M. Doran, of Leseueur ;
Treasurer, Albert Schaffer, of St Faul ; Chief
Justice, L. Emmett, of Rice ; Attorney-General,
Richard Jones, of Olmstead ; Clerk of Su
preme Court, Archibald McLeod, of Duluth ;
Railroad Commissioner, J. M. Sencerbox, of
Scott. The platform accepts the Fourteemth,
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Amendments to the
Federal Constitution, and says that hereafter all
parties must stand upon them ; favors the rights
of tho States ; opposes all attempts to limit the
freedom of tho press ; favors preparatory and
effective measures for the resumption of specie
payments ; a tariff for revenue only ; no partial
legislation ; uniform excise laws, and no sumpt
uary laws ; strict economy in public affairs ;
State control over chartered
Robert Dale Owen, the well-known Spiritu
alist and scientist, has become insane. It is
thought that this inniotion was caused by the
exposures of the imposture of some swindling
mediums in Philadelphia a few months since.
He had great faith in their pretended " mani
festations,'' and when tho fraud became
known to him the shock was too heavy for him
The Postmaster-General has decided that the
stamp on a postal card is not sufficient to carry
auy additional matter attached to the stamp.
Gen. Sheridan recommends that t e Indian
prisoners at St. Augustine, Fla., be permitted
to have their immediate families live with
them, and it is said that the request of the In
dian will be granted, although it will involve
an expense of transporting !J0O persons nearly
The headquartera of the Patrons of Hus
bandry have been removed from Washington
to Louisville, and the next meeting of the Na
tional Grange will be held in that city on the
third Wednesday of November next. ,
Advices from Matamoras, Mexico, report that
the notorious Gen. Cortina has been arrested
by the Mexican authorities and his police -disbanded.
Cortina is Mayor of- Matamoras, and
is the chief instigator of tho recent raids across
the Rio Grande into Texas. There was much
excitement over-the arrest, and trouble was
A serious revolt of the peasants against the
nobles in Transylvania, Austria, is reported.
Many persons have been killed, including two
Two more heavy London failures are an
nounced, namely: Dacesta, Baalte A Co.,
liabilities $1,200,000, and Kilbum, Kerhard &
Co., liabilities $3,750,000.
The British colony at the Cape of Good Hope
has annexed sundry independent territories in
habited bv 150,000 Caffrea.
Later advices from the United States of Col
ombia bring additional particulars of the de
structive earthquake at Cucuta. The story of
the catastrophe is confirmed in all its horrible
details. A private letter from Salazar" says :
"The number of the dead is calculated at
three-quarters of the entire population. The
few families which are saved are now on the
outskirts of what was the city, living "on what
they can procure, but they will soon be obliged
to retire, as the putrification of the dead will
not allow them to remain. It is heartrending
to see the wounded, who can have no care, and
who cannot remain long alive in their present
condition. Four hundred mules were killed
in the streets, and, as there is no
one to remove them, the stench is be
coming frightful." Another letter
says that such was the violence of tho shock
that not a single house remained standing, and
monuments in the cemetery were thrown down
and many of them removed a considerable dis
tance from ' heir original site. In thirty
seconds the City of Cucuta was converted into
a mountain of ruins. The horrible blow re
sulted in the death of more than 10,000 per
sons, in addition to other thousands who wero
seriously wounded and bruised. Great num
bers of haciendas have been destroyed, and
hundrods of houses in the country overthrown,
leaving tho people homeless and consigned to
poverty. Many of the trees were torn up by
the roots and small hills were opened like a
The American rifle team were enthusiastically
received in Belfast, Ireland, and were banquet
ed by the city authorities.
A duel was fought the other day, in Belgium,
between two Parisian journalists, Rdsaite, of he
Presse, and Perovier, of Le Figaro, and tho
atter was wounded in tho chest and arm.
Gambetta, the distinguished French states
man, has peremptorily declined to accent a
challenge from Paul de Cassagnac, the noted
The father of Don Carlos has been arrested
by the Spanish authorities.
The London Timet of July 8 summarizes the
military and political situation in Spain, and
gives a gloomy view of the Alfonsist cause.
The Italian government has decided not to
participate in our Centennial, on account of the
considerable expense necessary.
i large crowd assembled at Hcndon, En
gland, last week, to witness the pigeon-shoot
ing match between A. IL Bogardus, of Illinois,
and Georgo RimmeL champion of England.
Bogardus won easily. Bogardus has challenged
all England to shoot against him.
The Suffrage Extension bill has been defeated
in the English House of Commons by a vote of
268 nays to 1G6 yeas.
Cassagnac, the Paris fighting editor, has pub
lished a letter, in which he threatens to kick
Gambetta on sight.
An international pigeon match, 800 and tho
championship of tho world, has been arranged
to take place at London in August, between A.
H. Bogardus, the American champion, and Ed
ward Thornton, of Yotkahire, England's cham
pion 100 birds, Burlingham rules.
n i i , i " j i . r . . . - r-
ixjrujm, uie nngana ciuei oi cue ino uranue
border, has been safely conveyed from Mata
moras on board a gun-boat, and is now on tho
way to Vera Cruz.
Portions of Switzerland wore recently visited
by a hail-storm of unprecedented violence and
destructiveness. Many persons were killed
crops destroyed and valuable property dam
Inundations and overflowing of the rivers of
France continue to be reported, and railway
traffio is interrupted, with occasional loss of
The London Standard decries immigration
to the United States. It believes that Ameri
cans still covet Canada, and concludes the ar
ticle in these words: " We wish Canadians to
understand that England regards them as
Englishmen, and would fight for Canada as for
Kent. A suggestion to abandon Canada would
overthrow the strongest ministry England has
Increase in Railroad Business Last Year.
In the midst of the prevailing dullness
it is somewhat cheering to know that, in
spite of the depression in stocks, the
earnings on our railroads for last year
show scarcely any diminution over those
for 1873. From advanced sheets of that
most useful publication, " Poor's Manu
al," we learn that tho gross earnings of
all lines for 1H74 amounted to 020,-lW,
016, against $526,419,935 for tho year
preceding a decrease 01 only about one
per cent. : while tho not earnings were
189,570,563, against 183,810,5G2 for
1873 an increase of over three percent.
The dividends paid amounted to $67,
042,942, being onlv 877,267 less than for
1873. These facts show that our great
railroad system nas felt the burden of the
times as little as any other of our great
interests. What they have lost in gross
savings is more than made up in net.
Theincreased economy and efficiency of
management which have been forced up
on them will probably not be relaxed
with the improvement in business which
the future is sure to bring, and it is but
fair to expect better results for the year
to come than have characterized the year
just closed. JSew York JSullcttn.
The body of John Blackford, anAmei
ican, has recently been found on a large
ice block in the neighborhood of Mont
Iilanc, after several days of thaw. The
unfortunate tourist tried three years ago
to ascend Mont lilauc without a gutdo,
and was never heard of. His features
and clothes aro said to bo perfectly pre
A RAFT covering tweutv acres of surj
face, and containing 3,460,000 feet of
timber, broke up against the Interna
tional bridge on the .Niagara river lately,
and went to pieces. About ono million
feet of lumber "lodged on the head of
Grand Island. Much of the remainder
went over the falls.
Mb. Anthony Tbollope is op. Ids, wy
to Australia, whence he will pte Vscrk'j
of letters concerning t)f, worial condition
of the inhflbitantfl. --V '
THE DETROIT TORNADO.
Great Destruction of Life and Property.
[Detroit Free Press.]
One of the most startling and terrible
calamities known in the history of De
troit befell tho city Sunday afternoon,
resulting in a serious loss of life and the
wounding of nearly fifty persons, be
sides tremendous destruction of prop
erty, the full extent of which no man can
even approximately estimate nt present
The destroyer seemed to be a whirl
wind which roso apparently near the
southwestern limits oi tho city. It was
first seen in that direction in the shape
of a dark, smoky-looking spiral mass,
shaped like an inveitcd tunnel of enor
mous dimensions, and whirling with in
conceivable rapidity. Its forward move
ment was also very rapid - in a course
north of cast, but it did not strike the
earth until it reached the vicinity of
Williams avenue and Ash street. There
the first evidence of its awful power was
seen in upturned sidewalks and de
molished outbuildings, but no dwellings
seem to have been caught in that imme
diate neighborhood. It continued on
its course across Maybnry, Sullivan and
Humboldt avenues, Eighteenth, Seven
teenth, Sixteenth, Fifteenth, Fourteenth,
Thirteenth-and-a-half and Thirteenth
streets, crossing Grand Iiivcr, a short
distanco north of which it again arose
and passed on over the tops of build
ings, disappearing at the intersection of
Woodward avenue and the Holden road.
The greatest destruction was south of
Grand liiver avenue, from and including
Fourteenth street to Eighteenth, be
tween Magnolia and Linden streets.
Its track was perhaps 150 feet wide, and
within that limit nothing could resist its
tremendous force. Houses were taken
up high in tho air, shaken into frag
ments, and in many instances scattered
over territory a mile in length. Indeed
flying pieces of timber were seen whirl
ing aloft and flying about fully two
miles from the place where the work of
demolition began. Where at one mo
ment stood a row of substantial houses,
the next witnessed a scene of devastation
impossible to realize, with scarcely a
vestige of the buildings in Bight, so ut
terly wero they swept off tho face oi the
It is not difficult to conceive that such
remorseless monster carried death and
mutilation on its wings. Everywhere
were heard the cries of tho wounded,
whose bleeding and mutilated bodies
were pitifid to look npon. Richard
Bates, aged 11 years, was caught up and
carried into the topmost branches of a
tall elm which stood on the commons
near his mother's house, at tho corner of
Fifteenth and Liudcn streets. His vio
let contact with the limbs tore the cloth
ing from his person and he fell dead to
the ground, a distance of lull oO loot.
A little babe, 7 months old, the child
of Carl Foca, who lived on Fourteenth
street, was found dead in the street and
token to tho house of William Haskett,
No. 704 Sixteneth street, where it was laid
out to await disposition by the Coroner.
Its father and mother were both injured
and removed to Harper Hospital. -
Mrs. Van Dozen, a widow with two
children, on Fifteenth Btreot, had gone
up town to visit her father, and when
sho returned her houso was nowhero to
be found. It had been carried at least
200 feet, torn to atoms, and scattered far
and wide. The only recognizable portion
of the building found was tho front
Frederick Bademacher, who lives at
748 Sixteenth street, was sitting at home
with his wife and two children, when ho
suddenly felt himself hurled through the
air and saw the walls and timbers of his
dwelling flying in every direction. He
escaped with a slight scalp wound, but
his wife was more seriously injured. The
children were also considerably bruised,
but then' hurts are not dangerous. The
shock to Mrs. Bademocher brought on
premature labor, and she was removed to
tho house of Patrick Quinn, 729 Fifteenth
street, and tenderly cared lor by Mrs.
Quinn and other neighbors who had es
caped destruction. Mr. Quinn did not
altogether escapo cither. Although none
of his family wero injured, tho rear por
tion ol Ins house was swept away, and
his bam and fences wero carried away
beyond the possibility of recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Bates, the parents of the
lad whose frightful death has already
been recorded, and a younger son were
The house of Martin Schneider, at the
corner of Sixteenth and London streets,
was totally destroyed, but both Mr. and
Mrs. Schneider were miraculously saved
by a cupboard, which protected them
from the falling timbers.
Joseph Uully, of 71a Kixteentn street,
was standing in a vacant lot adjoining
his houso when a portion of tho roof was
wrenchod off and hurled to the ground,
grazing him in its descent, and inflicting
a bad wound on the side of his head.
Many others were more or less injured;
seven wero taken to Harper Hospital,
but a majority of them were cared for by
friends aud neighbors in different parte
of the city, so it is not possible at the
present writing to furnish a complete
list ol the victims. It is said that six or
seven persons were killed, but the re
porters of tho Free Press were unable to
verify tho rumor. It is not unlikely that
more than those here reported perished,
but in the darkness and confusion not
even their families could in many oases
furnish auy information in regard to
Incident npon incident illustrating the
peculiar action of tins storm-cloud,
whirlwind, or whatever it was, might be
related if time and space were at com
mand. Two horses were carried over a
barn and flung to the earth dead, and
numerous smaller domestic animals were
made to perform some most astonishing
gyrations. Houses on the outer edges
of the track of the storm were punched
full of holes by hugo timbers that were
whirled along end over end ; shade and
fruit trees were uprooted and carried a
lone distance : bricks from toppling
chimneys rattled down and struck fleeing
men and women, and tnrougn tue roar
or the storm conic the most appalling
The house on the corner of Twelfth
and Brighom streets was occupied by
Henry b ord, his wife, and five cliildren.
While at tho supiicr-tablo a horrible
hissing sound caused Mr. Ford to turn
his head, when he saw, as ho says, " an
inky black cloud coming toward Ids
house, the air being Hilled with tho de
bris of biulilings." Scarcely knowing
what he did, ho gathered his family
about him, and started for tho back
door. Ho reached the door of the
kitchen which opened iuto a woodshed
jlst in time to Bee the shed lifted bodily
away from the main building and dashed
against his back fence, completely de
molishing both structures. Standing
there in amazement the family were still
further att'richttd by seeing th.i roof
their dwelling arise and sail awnv, fol
lowedbyn wajilrui, 'articles of chhinB,
and household furniture, until the
rooms wero literally bare of everything
movable. Strange to say, not one of
Mr. Ford's family was injured.
The total list of serious injuries from
the tornado foots up as follows : Three
dangerously injured ; twelve considera
bly so ; many others slightly ; about
twenty five houses blown down or so in
jured as not to be worth repairing, and
nearly as many others more or less damaged.
IRELAND VERSUS AMERICA.
Victory of Americans in the Rifle
Match at Dublin.
The great international rifle match at
Dublin, on tho 29th nit., resulted in a
signal victory for the American team,
they scoring 'J67 points, while tho Green
Islanders made only 929. A cablo dis
patch gives the following details of the
EIGHT HUNDRED YARDS.
The firing began soon after 11 o'clock,
at 800-yards range. A detachment of
the 50th regiment acted as markers.
The result was ono point in favor of the
Irish team, the total scores standing as
The individual scores were :
Hamilton ........ &f
Gilderslecve .. ..... 56
McKenna.. ........... 521
Total .....338 Total. 837
NINE HUNDRED YARDS.
The shooting at 900-yards range re
sulted largely in favor of the Americans.
The total scores were :
The following aro tho individual
scores, each out of a possible 60
Giltlerslecvo .......... 56
Johnson.... .... 54
ONE THOUSAND YARDS.
The shooting at the 1,000-yards range.
which was remarkably fine on both sides,
was won by tho Americans by a score of
303 against 299 for the Irishmen. The
match was therefore won by the Amen
can riflemen by a total of 967 to 929.
The following wero the individual
scores at 1,000-yards range
The victory of tho American marks
men was hailed with tremendous enthusiasm.
HONORS TO THE VICTORS.
A most enthusiastic ovation was given
to the American team, on their return
from Dollymount. A grand banqnet in
their honor was given by the Lord
Mayor of Dublin at the Mansion House.
A large number of distinguished
guests, including the Lord Mayors of
London and York, were present.
The Irish riflemen admit the superior
ity of the Americans tliroughout the
match, and acknowledged that their vic
tory was fairly won. The American team
used breach-loaders ; the Irish team all
used Bigby's muzzle-loaders.
At tho close of the firing at nine .hun
dred yards tho defeat of the Irish was
acknowledged, and luncheon was taken
in- chagrin and gloom. There was out
spoken dissatisfaction and symptoms of
disorganization among the Irish. The
crowd, which manifested intense anxiety
03 to the result, had now grown to about
30,000. Every Irish bnllseye was
cheered and a disturbance was becoming
imminent The police were powerless,
and Dr. Hamilton addressed the crowd.
Standing in close shooting position the
Americans refused to proceed with the
tiring until order should be restored.
Every gentleman on the ground now be
came a policeman, and there was great
hustling, and tho disorder can hardly
be exaggerated. A delay of 35 minutes
resulted, when partial order was re
At the 1,000-yards range the Irish were
dejected and nervous, shot wildly, and
a succession of shots proved to be mere
ly random. Milner missed his third shot,
the crowd groaning vociferously. When
ho missed his ninth shot, the uproar on
the Irish side of the ground was tremen
dous. The 11th (hot he missed also,
producing consternation. Hamilton
scored a succession of threes, and blamed
the crowd for his lack of success. Every
body seemed to be in bad temper. The
ropes wero broken by the Irish, near the
close, x ulton and Uodine not yet hav
ing hnished. x ulton missed the target
through tho disorder. The crowd, cheer
ing, rushed across tho ground, causing
great confusion, isocline quietly toon
his position for the last shot and the
crowd ranged itsell along the lino ol are,
leaving an opening toward the tar
gets, but only wide, enongh to expose
two of the targets to the view of the hrer.
All control hod been lost over them, but
Bodino was still and silent. A puff of
smoko and a crack of his rifle was heard,
and his bullet flattened in the bulls eye.
A tremendous cheer was given for the
Americans by the crowd en masse. The
police stood firm around the teams, with
the crowd on the ontside standing sturdy
aud ill-humored, but not toward the
Mai. Leech addressod tho Americans
and tho surrounding mass, and declared
himself beaten, and the Americans the
first shots in the universe. He then
called for cheers for CoL Gildersleeve
and his men, which were not very hearti
ly given, but when called for by a man
in the crowd they were given with tre
mendous enthusiasm, the crowd bursting
in to shake hands with the Americans
and their ladies, amid vociferous cheer-
CoL Gildersleeve called for cheers for
the Irish team, but thero came no ro-
snonso cxeept from the Americans
All of the Irish team blamo something
or each other, and the wholo population
is nositivelv tierce with them.
Tho Lord Mayors of London, Dublin,
and York, wero on the ground, and con
gratulated tho victors. Tho Americans
wero extremely popular before the con
test and aro much more so now, and their
ralmiinxs. modestv and self-reliance aro
nvtnllml everywhere. Tho stars and
stripes were displayed from a thousand
houses, and tho Btreots crowded. The
popular joke is, that England is right
not allowing insnmeiliocarrv urmo, Dxiim
they can make sucn poor use oi mem.
The body of Mazzini, the Itilian pat-n-na
fiirnl ii fttiitiA bv his nhvsi-
cians, and now reposes on a pedestal
the Campo Santo, at Pisa. It i dressed
in ordinary costume, and the flesh is
hard as stone. It is feared by his friends
- that he will have some diwcidty wnen
he wurrection day comes.
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Conclusion of the Famous Trial—Disagreement
of the Jury.
The celebrated trial of Tilton V.
Beecher has at last come to a conclusion
having resulted, as was generally antici
pated, in a disagreement of the jury.
The case was submitted to the jury on
Thursday, June 24. On tho following
Thursday they came into court and noti
fied Judge Ncilson that there was no
probability of an agreement. The Judge,
however, sent them back to their room,
with instructions to disregard the 1 rice
and Loader affidavits, which had been
shown to be false. On the following
day, Friday, July 2, they again sent -a
note to Judge Neilson, stating that it was
impossible to agree upon a verdict,
whereupon they were summoned into
court. What followed is thus described
by the Associated Press dispatches :
At 11 UV the jury med into court, iook-
ng as if they had passed a sleepless
night. In reply to the question: "Gen
tlemen of the jury, have you agreed npon
verdict V Foreman Carpenter replied:
We have not. your Honor. We regret
it very much that we find it impossible
Judge JNeilson stated that ne naa
learned by a note from the jury, early
this morning, that in their opinion they
should be discharged, as they could not
agree, and some of their number were
suffering in health. He experienced the
force of that application very strongly,
and had called them in now, at the earli
est moment, giving to counsel and oth
ers an opportunity of being present.
As they were about to separate, ho
would Eke them to carry away kindly
recollections, and, so far as they oould,
remove whatever chagrin they felt at be
ing detained so long, lie wished them
to recollect the fact that not until yester
day did they suggest that they oould not
agree, and that suggestion came from
their foreman, signed by eleven, and ac
companied by another from one juror,
who thought an agreement possible.
While he had perfect regard and confi
dence in the opinion of the eleven, and
the explanation of the foreman, he
thought something was dne to the twelfth
juryman. His Honor had the same thing
on his mind yesterday at 4 o'clock, and
he allowed Juryman Taylor to devote
his time to bring about an agreement,
so far as he could. He learned from
the note that they were unable to agree,
and that the disagreement was founded
on their inability to decide upon the
weight of . the testimony and the credi
bility of the witnesses, and it appeared
to Ins Honor and every person conver
sant with the case that it was impossible
for him to heh them bv any suggestions.
Not even in his charge could he find a
means of helping them on that point.
The weight of the testimony rested with
the jury. It was for them to say what
witnesses they could Deneve ana wnat
witnesses they could not. The court
had no right to interfere. He was glad
to be assured that the disagreement did
not arise from any want of attention on
his part, and God knew that there were
some points on which he could do noth
The inry was then discharged, ana
filed out of court Mrs. Beecher went
to the railing and shook hands with each
lurvman as he passed. Thus enaea me
great Tilton-BoocUer scandal suit.
The jury at ono time were seven for
conviction and five for acquittal, but at
the close stood nme to three for Ueecher.
It is rumored that Tilton will move
for a new trial and a change of venue.
It is also intimated that he will endeavor
to procure the indictment of Gen. Tracy
Mr. Ueecher regards tue result 01 ine
trial as a perfect vindication.
A Story of a Brave Boy.
The recent celebration at Maysvillo,
Kv.. of the centennial of the first corn-
planting in Mason county brought out
the following story: un tne -a 01 ouno,
1870, a company of 600 Candians and
Indians, under Col. Byrd, a British offi
cer, came, with six cannon, in boats or
canoes, down the Big Miami river, up
the Ohio to where Covington now stands,
thence up the Licking river to Buddlo's
or Hinkson's station. Their approach
was most painfully here heralded to the
Utile company of settlers by the boom
ing of a cannon a sound which had
never before waked the echoes in Ken
tucky. A surrender was demanded, with
promises of protection by the British
from Indian ferocity and indignities, and
of kind treatment as prisoners. But no
white man ever yet could restrain the
terriblo passions of Indian warriors with
prisoners in their hands, and in this case
several were murdered, and others
threatened with death, and barbarously
treated before CoL Byrd could arrest
their terrible fate by threats of instantly .
returning to Canada, and 'abandoning
the expedition. Martin's station, five
miles distant and three miles below Paris,
on Stoner creek, was surrendered; but
the prisoners were saved from death by
CoL Byrd. although the Indians divided
the spoils among themselves. Among
the captured at ituueue s station were
several boys. John liudolo could not
travel because of a stone-bruise on his
foot; ho was tomahawked and scalped,
but his two young brothers, Abram and .
Stephen, were spared because of their
cheerfulness and bravery. George and
John Sail, two little boys, the latter only
two years old, were about to be toma
hawked as too voung to be of any value
as prisoners, when a warrior less blood
thirsty than the rest proposed a test of
John's capability of endurance and nerve.
To ascertain if he would mase a piucsy
Indian, and so be worth the raising, they
determined to roll him down a high and
steep stony bank, where the knocks and
bruises would sorely try him. He under
went the cruel ordeal without a whimper
or wincing, or any show of fear or suffer
ing; and with a smile began to ciamoer
up the bank, seeming to say, " Do that
again." Such coolness and self-possession
in a little child struck them with
intense admiration, and they adopted
him and his brother. George grow up
to manhood and married among thorn,
but John was ransomed in a few years,
returned to Harrison county, ana uvea a
long and useful life.
Thb untiring industry of tho Chinese
is strikingly illustrated in what they
term tho " Garden of China," consisting
of 50,000 square miles around Shanghai
under the highest state of cultivation.
This vast track of tillage, larger than
the whole State of New York, is formed
principally of meadow land, where myri
ads of men andwomcnlabortoexactfrom
nature her utmost resources. As the
secrete of Chinese skill and energy are
gradually revealed to us we discover that
this wonderful people enjoy a much more
elevated civilization than the world has
hitherto consented to accord them.
The Prince Imperial is becoming more
Engliflh than French.