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VOL. VIII.--NO. 38.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1875.
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hing is to punish him.
Incendiarism has become so preva
lent in London, Out, that the English
insurance companies doing business
there have decided to withdraw their
agencies. Fires are said to be of almost
Baittmorb is excited over the mar
riage in that city of a scion of English
nobility to a colored woman. The Bal
timore papers set np the bridegroom as
a direct descendant of tho Fluntagenet
family of England, and that at one time
he stood a first-iate chance of ascending
tho British throne.
Tks permanent agency for the fivo
civilized tribes has been finally located
at Muskogee, Indian. Territory, by
Major In galls, United- States Indian
Agent. A building will be immediately
erected, to cost $10,000, and a model
farm in connection therewith will be laid
out and put under cultivation to illus
trate to the Indians how modern farming
operations should be conducted.
Thb Worcester Spy gratifies the peo
ple of Massachusetts with the announce
ment that they are more heavily taxed
than the people of any other State in the
Union. The State and municipal taxes
for the current year amount to $17.10
for each each individual of the popula
tion, while each Now Yorker pays only
$11.06, and the fortunate dweller in the
sparsely settled State of Texas only
Trk system of direct importation of
foreign goods to interior cities is having
its effect on the commerce of the port of
Now . York. New York's imports of
merchandise for the fiscal year ending
with June 30 were $356,000,000, against
$376,000,000 in 1874 and $413,000,000 in
1873. The exports of merchandise were
$262,000,000, against $304,000,000 in
1874 and $270,000,000 in 1873. The
total volume of trade has therefore do
creased over $60,000,000 in one year.
Coii. GhiDEB8leevi seems to have
thought it necessary to dissipate the im
pression that this country was "a land of
riflemen." It was only the day after the
Dollymount content that as Irish paper
spoke of us as " a nation of forty mill
ions, who are familiar with the rifle from
their cradle;" and no doubt it was sin
cere in thinking that our infanta went to
Central Park with Remingtons slung to
their backs for fear of Indians, and that
hotel sojourners in New York could have
for breakfast the buffalo they had shot
Thb point to which goldias fallen,
during the last few days, gives the
Treasury officials at' Washington more
confidence in the practicability of en
forcing the law for the substitution of
silver for fractional currency. If gold
can be long maintained at this point,
.they hold that greenbacks ore worth as
much as gold, and silver coin can be
floated. The plan of the Treasury is, in
the event that the gold premium shall
warrant it, to put in circulation about
October the very considerable amount of
silver coin already on hand, and which
can easily be coined, and to keep it
floating by the monthly coinages.
Thb Illinois railroad companies have
surrendered to tho ticket scalpers, the
melancholy conclusion having been
forced upon them that tho law passed
last winter to break up the scalpers'
business was unconstitutional. The
public are interested in this matter to a
large extent, and they will not regret
that the inalienable right te sell mer
chandise should receive this striking
illustration. At the same time they will
as heartily rejoice at tho punishment of
any ticket-scalper who shall purchase
stolen tickets as they would in the case
of the keeper of any common fence-
Last spring Prof. Riley, of Missouri,
one of the most skillful entomologists in
the world, studied the physiology and
habits of the locust, observed the nature
of its parasitic foes, and then predicted
that most of the grasshoppers would per
ish long before harvest, and that the
survivors would emigrate to some dis
tant field. Tho prediction has been
fully verified. The locusts that survived
the climate and the attacks of the insect
world took wing and vanished from all
the counties where they had found foot
hold, "toward, the Rocky Mountains
through the Montana wind-gap and
the northwest passage, perhaps. He
may attack the Alaskan banana crop, but
it is hoped that h will whet his beak
against the volatile iceberg of the north,
and become another victim to Arctio ex
ploration. He will doubtless be fol
lowed with mingled gratitude and so
licitude by all the inhabitants of the
Pbof. Francis A. Walker, Superin
tendent of the Census, in his " Statisti
cal Atlas of the United States," just pub
lished, gives an interesting picture
the way in which the center of popula
tion has shifted since 1790. It was then
near Washington. In 1800 it had moved
a few miles west, and the merest trifle
the Eoutb. By 1810, its westward way
had been deflected a little more toward
the south. In 1820, it had shifted
great distance to the west. In 1830,
was nearly in the longitude of Pittsburg,
and at the most southern point it
ever touched. Since then, it has gradu
ally traded to the northwf si It crossed
Motion and Dixou's line between 1850
gnd 1860. Jn J870. it wa in Ohio,
about south of Columbus and east of Cin
cinnati. It was then 4 mhi. 6 sec.
farther south and 7 deg. 24 min. 5 sec.
farther west than in 1790. It will be
due in Chicago about 1900.
Miss Maby Bosson, an elderly lady,
was burned to death at Troy, last week,
while kindling a fire with coal oil. ,
At Cincinna'i, from June 1 to July 21,
rain fell on 29 days, the aggregate fall
during that period being 10 inches. -
RaiiiWAY mail service has been or
dered -from Athens to Parkersburg, on
the Marietta and Cincinnati railroad, 26
Mechanicsburo, a prosperous village,
eighteen miles north of Springfield, was
visited last week by a disastrous confla
gration. Nine business houses, all frame
buildings, were destroyed, involving a
loss of over $20,000, with only $1,800
Thb trustees of tho Northern Ohio
Hospital for the Insane have concluded
their investigation into the charges mado
against Dr. Slusser, the superintendent,
by disaffected employes. They find the
charges unfounded and not sustained by
the evidence. Dr. Slusser has tendered
On Thursday night of last week John
Bennett called at the store of Hugh
Sweeney, six miles from Ironton. After
rousing the latter up and drinking a
glass of beer with him, he drew a revol
ver and shot him tliree times, twice in
the head and once in tho hip. The sup
posed object was robbery.
A horrible accident occurred at New
ark, recently, while preparing to test a
new fire extinguisher. A buildihg
erected for the test prematurely took fire
and exploded, terribly burning Mayor
Winegardner, and other prominent citi
zens, twenty or more in all, several of
whom will probably die.
The latest attempt to close Corbin's
saloon, in Westervills, occurred on Sat
urday night of last week, when the front
of the building was made fragrant by a
lot of ancient hens' eggs. A warrant
was issued for the arrest of Corbin for
violating the ordinance recently passed
by the village Council regulating saloons.
Corbin says ho will run his place until
the law shuts him up.
Municipal reform is tho order in Cin
cinnati just now. A number of promi
nent citizens have commenced court pro
ceedings for the impeachment of Mayor
Johnston for misfeasance and malfeas
ance in office, it being charged, among
other things, that he employed the police
force to assist in securing his re-election
last spring, and used tho public money
for the some purpose.
The Cincinnati- papers announco the
death of the donkey which, several
months ago, achieved tho honor, in a
dubious sort of a way, of coming off
victor in a fight with a savage lioness
which broke her cage. In the battle tho
lioness was not much hurt, but tha don
key was terribly lacerated, and died of
the wounds received in that contest.
A Cleveland street inspector, Zeimer
bv name, had the temerity to attack a
newspaper man (Cowles, editor of the
Leader) for criticising his official short
comings, and, as usual in such cases,
came off second best. Zeimer invaded
tho Leader sanctum, drew a revolver,
and, while in tho act of cocking it,
Cowles seized an iron cane and dealt
him a heavy blow over the head, doub
ling up the cane and taking tho fight
out of Zeimer, who was arrested, taken
to the police station, and put under
bonds of $1,000 for assault with intent
Twenty -two persons, of whom sixteen.
were boys, were badly burned in the ex
plosion at Newark,, and twenty-seven
persons, of whom eighteen wero boys,
were slightly burned. Willie Fry, a
boy whose hands were badly burned,
died to-night of his injuries. Inis is
the only death that has occurred. The
accident was caused by the too free use
of the inflammable fluid that was used in
saturating the building, for testing the
fire extinguisher. The fluid ran from
the building into the Bireet, where it was
accidenily ignited and the flames spread
so rapidly that tho crowd was over
whelmed by them.
Onro Dostoffice matters: Astaolishcd
Becbe, Athens county, Blanford Cook,
Postmaster; Clermontvillo, Clermont
county, George H. Fridman, Postmas
ter; Gumeyville, Clinton county, .Ben
jamin F. James, Postmaster; Mark Cen
ter, Defiance county, Mrs. Marietta
Kyle, Postmaster; White City, Defiance
county, Samuel D. Snyder, Postmaster.
Postmasters Appointed Dyson's,
Guernsey county, A. C. Flanagan; Five
Mile, Brown county, Washington Hair;
Havana, Huron county, F. Van Horn;
Liverpool, Medina county, William
Parmelee; Webster, Darke county,
A correspondent writing from Mount
Joy, gives the following incident, which
shows how a young girl had her nose
clipped off because she had too much
spunk to dodge a pair of scissors
A most singular accident occurred
Friday. A young lady and gentleman
vere amusing themselves with a pair
scissors, when the young man threatened
to cut her nose off, thinking of course
that she would draw her head back when
he would snap the scissors at her ;
she wasn't to be scared or dared,
stood her ground, and the consequence
was that he out the end of her nose
oft Dr. W. Siegler fastened
nose on again, and thinks it will grow
fast. I trust they will find less danger
ous plytlinj? in the future."
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Iiigleside, a well-known summer resort near
Uolyoke, Mans., has been totally swept out of
existonco by fire.
At riiiladelpliia, on Monday, a fool named
Conor playfully pointed a gun at bis young
wifo and pulled tlio trigger. He thought it
was empty, bat it wasn't, and Conor is now a
A locomotive boiler exploded the othor day
at Fort Jervis, N. Y witb frightful effect.
Three men were killed outright tbe body of
ono of them, tbe engineer, being blown a dis
tance of over a thousand feet, wboro it lodged
A large amount of Bpurions five-cent nickel
coin Las been placed in circulation by a Brook
lyn gang of counterfeiters. .
A Syracuse, (N. Y.) dispatch anuounocs the
death of Celia Burleigh, tbe woman's rights ad
vocate. A New York telegram announces tbe suspen
sion of tbe old and prominent banking and
brokerage firm of Duncan, Sherman & Co. The
failnro was caused by hoavy advances made on
stocks and cotton account. Tbe liabilities of
tbe firm are botwoou To, 000,000 and f 0,000,000
Tbe news of tbe failure produced the wildest
excitement in Wall street. Barinir Brothers,
of London, are heavy losers. Americans travel
ing in Europe will also suffer hugely by tbe fail
ure. For a time it was feared that tbe collapse
of this great house was but tbe beginning of a
great financial crash, but an exposition of tbe
causes that led to tbe suspension showed that
these fears were unfounded.
The Commercial Warehouse Company, of
New York, has suspended. Liabilities esti
mated at 1,5 )0. 000. Tbe stock of tbe com
pany is owned principally in Cuba.
J. C Ford & Co., publishers (not proprietors)
of the Christian Vnion and "Tho Life of
Christ,'' are greatly embarrassed, and their
suspension is looked for.
Tbe Trenton Banking Company, of Trenton,
N. J., which lost 4160,000 by tbe Jay Cooke
failure, loses 9100,000 by the suspension of
Duncan, Sherman & Co.
News has been received at Gen. Sheridan's
headquarters in Chicago that 500 Fonca In
dians have abandoned their reservation. It is
akw reported that Spotted Tail, with 200 Sioux
warriors, had left his reservation with the in
tention of visiting tbe Ponca Agency and mas
sacring first the whites on the reservation and
then the Poncaa.
Kansas will have no State fair this year, be
cause no city can afford a sufficient subsidy.
John Garretty, a Peoria pedestrian, succeed
ed the other day in walking seven miles in 57
How's circus was sadly demoralized by a tor
nado at La Crosse, Wis., a few nights ago.
A prisoner at Fort Leaveuwortli, while work
ing in a quarry, was sunstruck, and It is said
that while in that condition, Sergeant Hogan,
in command of the gang, commenced to beat
him, and inflicted in juries from the effects of
which he died soon after.
A report comes from tbe Black Ililln, by way
of Fort Laramie, that new and richer gold
fields h&ro been discovered about tliirty-five
miles northeast of Harney's Peak, and that all
the miners in tbe Hills, about eight hundred,
were rushing pell-mell for tbe new diggings.
It is reported that nuggets have been found
worth 1 and upward.
Judgo Booth, of the Circuit Court of Cook
County, 111., bas rendered a decision to the ef
fect that tho bondsmon of David A. Gage, late
City Treasurer of Chicago, arc liable for the
full amount of the claim of tbe city against
Gage a little lees than a millien dollars.
A mixed train on tbe Northern Pacific rail
road, consisting of twenty-two cars, recently
went through a bridge across tbe Mississippi
river at Brainord, Minn., killing five persons.
Tbe bridge is about eighty feet high.
A freight train on the Louisville, New Albany
and Chicago railroad went through a trestle
orty feet high, near Cloverdale, Ind., on
Thursday, killing the engineer, conductor, and
head brakeman. The fireman had one leg and
one. arm broken.
A dispatch from Springfield, Mo., states that
report bas reached there that Col. Wm. P.
Boss, principal chief of tbe Cherokee Indians,
and candidate for re-election to that position,
had been assassinated near Fort Gibson, by a
party of Downing men, bis political opponente.
Col. Baudiuot, who was in tho Territory, is said
to have Hod north.
The report that Chief Boss, of tbe Cherokee
Nation, had been assassinated, is denied.
Legal proceedings have been commenced in
New Orleans against State Auditor Clinton,
Treasurer Dubuclet, Secretary of State Des
londe, and Speaker Lowell. The charge is
misdemeanor in office, for funding warrants to a
large amount representing an illegal claim
against tbe State of Louisiana.
A man named Johnson, with bis wife and
five children, attempted to ford the Coosa wat
tee river, near Atlanta, Ga, a few days since,
but their wagon got into deep water, and all
the children were drowned.
A war of races has broken out in East Feli
ciana parish, La. A bad feeling has existed
between tho whites and blacks in that pariah
for some mouths, which threatens to break out
into open hostilities.
The St. Louis delegates to the Missouri Con
stitutional Convention, now in session at Jef
ferson City, have finally decided to recommend
a plan for the complete division and separation
of the city and county of St. Louis. The city
is to sustain the same relation toward the State
as a county, and to become the owner of all
penal and charitablo institutions and public
buildings within the extended limits, and
assume the entire indebtedness of the county
the county is to organize as a new county,
the county seat is to be Belected by a majority
vote of tho people of the county.
Secretary Fish has received information
an association of counterfeiters, witb their
beadqnartera at Barcelona, Spain, are prepar
ing to issue in this city $12,000,000 in counter
feit notes of the Bank of England and Bank
The President bas appointed ex-Gov. Wells,
of Virginia, to succeed Fisher as Attorney
the District of Columbia.
Commissioner Watts, of the Agricultural
Department, in an interview with a correspon
dent the other day, stated that the bite reports
concerning the harvest of fall wheat justified
him in saying that doubtless 75 per cent, of
full crop would be realized, when G5- per cent,
bas really been anticipated. He thinks
spring crop will prove a full one. He is
confident about a Hush market making
prices. He says that he has often seen
contrary, where wheat would advance
steadily npon a flush market. He says
scanty harvests in Franco, Germany,
England this year will do much to keep up
good price for our home wheat.
A curious story lias been raked np among
tho old accounts in tbe War Department, show
ing how a clerical error bad a tragic result.
All officer during tbe war was wrongfully
filwged with a defalcation MwnntjnR
$1, GOO, and, being nnable to readily demons
trate bis innocence, he committed suicide.
There bas been a small steal in the Treasury
Department only a thousand dollars but it
occurred among the girls who are engaged in
counting the packages ecnt for redemption by
the banks, and has consequently created a good
deal of a flutter.
Avery, the indicted Cliief Clerk of the Tree
nry Department, has been dismissed.
James Gilltillan succeeds Avery as Chief
Clerk of tlio Treasury Department.
The lute defalcation in the Treasury Depart
ment, attributed to theft by some of tho female
employes, bas been found to be a mistako, and
the missing $1,000 turns up all right.
Additional reports have been received by tbe
War Department from prominent army ofilcors
complaining of gross frauds upon Indians by
Avery, late Chief Clerk of tho Treasury De
partment was arrested at Washington tbe other
day, and required to give bail for bis appear
ance before the St. Louis Criminal Court.
Tho Comptroller of tbe Currency has ad
vised the Secretary of tbe Treasury of the issue
of $ 1,270,590 additional national bank circnla
tion, for the month ending July 28, 80 percent,
of which is to be retired in legal tender notes,
making tbe whole amount of legal tender notes
retired since the passage of the act of Jan. 14,
Bishop Ames declines to serve on the Sioux
A cable telegram announces tbe stranding,
on the English coast, of tho steamer Abbots
ford, of the American line, FhHadelphia. All
tbe passengers and a portion of the cargo were
It is now higlily probable that a stop will bo
put to tbe cattle-stealing "operations of Mexi
can bandits. The United States government
bas purchased tho steamer Planter, which
draws only four feet of water, and is arming
and manning her for service on tho Bio
Grande. Other steamers of a similar char
acter will be purchased and fitted out for the
same purpose. -
Four millions of silver, it is stated by a
Washington telegram, will be coined at the
several mints before the close of August, and
tho Treasury Department promises that hard
money shall shortly take tbe place of bank notes
A London telegram annonnces the death, at
the age of G4 years, of Isaac M. Singer, the in
ventor of the Singer sewing machine.
The Postmaster-General has decided to put
on a fast mail train between Chicago and New
York. It is the intention to make the run be
tween the two cities in twenty-four hours,
a gain of twelve hours over the present time.
The excitement occasioned by tbe failure of
Duncan, Sherman & Co., has been succeeded
by a quiet feeling, and there is no reason to
expect other important suspensions on their
The Bepublican State Convention of Min
nesota was held at St. Faul on the 28th nit.
John 8. Pillsbury was nomiuittod for Governor,
and J. B. Wakefield for Lieutenant-Governor.
The financial, plajifc of the platform reads:
"That on tho present questions of the day we
favor that policy of finance which shall steadily
keep in view a retHrn to specie payments."
Count Dzembock, his mother and a chamber
maid, have been arrested at Landcck in the
district of Breslau, charged with being con
cerned in a conspiracy to assassinate Prince
The loss by the floods in the south of France
is officially stated at $15,000,000.
Meetings are being held in England to in
dorse the course of Plimsoll, tho agitator, in
denouncing tho government.
And now comes tbe news of tbe failure of the
crops in many districts of Portugal, caused by
drought. The cattle are dying of hunger, and
famine is threatened.
The reported plot to assassinate the Crown
Prince of Gormauy was a hoax.
The English ship Stuart, bound from Loudon
to Bombay, has been lost at sea. Thirty-eight
of the crew perished.
One hundred and fifty-six out of the 1G2 cot
ton mills in Oldham, England, are closed on
account of a strike of the operatives, and ifa
Asbton fifty mills are closed and 8,000 opera
The Russian wheat crop promises a good av
erage. Grant's cotton-mills at Glasgow, Scotland,
were recently destroyed by fire. The loss is
Thirty-one cotton-muls have closed at Dun
dee, Scotland, and 12,000 persons are out of em
Boports from Canada are to the effect that
the crop prospects are favorable. Fall wheat
is below the average while spring wheat is bet
ter than usual. Oats, barley, and potatoes
promises an abudaut yield.
Dispatches from London and Liverpool re
port that there has been no appreciable effect
on the general market in those cities occasioned
by the failure of Duncan, Sherman & Co.
Mr. Plimsoll having read an apology in the
English Parliament for his previous mi just re
marks, be was discharged without reprimand.
Largo meetings of workingmeu have been
held hi England to protest against tbe proposed
grant of 142.000 to defray the expenses
the Prince of Wales' visit to India.
In Switzerland the Gothard tunnel workmen,
numbering 2,200, united in a Blrike and riotous
proceedings. The government troops dispersed
them, after killing two and woundtng many
A large body of Carlist troops has been com
pletely invested at the Spanish town of Seo
Urgel, and must eventually surrender.
GOLD IN ILLINOIS.
The Auriferous Metal Found in Gulches
and Streams Near Decatur in Paying
A telegram from Decatur, 111., to the
Chicago Journal says: A party of old
miners vestcrday visited the recently-
discovered gold fields near this city, and
after prospecting in different places
floug the stream, a pan of dirt was taken
out of Dutch gulch, washed, and found
to contain from twenty to thirty cents'
worth of shining yellow metal. Some of
the party not feeling satisfied, and fear
ing that a trick of some sort had been
perpetrated, procured another pan
of dirt, this time taking it off the
top, which was washed and found to con
tain from three to four cents' worth.
This last pan was pronounced by Captain
Mason and Mr. Crow, who have followed
mining in California, as being rich
enough in gold to pay well for ruining,
either on a large or small scale.
The latest report to-day is that gold
has been found on the land belonging to
Dr. L. N. Bills, adjoining that of Mr.
Kepler. A specimen found here was
brought to the city to-day, and we learn
that it stood tho test applied to it. .Fur
ther developments will bo awaited witb
great interest, Mr. Kepler has refused
82,000 per new (or his eighty acres of
A GORY HORROR.
Opening Testimony in the Mountain
Meadow Massacre Case—The Story of
an EyeWitness of that Cold-Blooded
Slaughter—How the Emigrants Were Decoyed
to their Destruction by a Flag of
Truce—Men Women, Young and
Old, Shot Down Without Mercy—The
Bodies Disinterred and Mangled by
Wolves—Brigham Young, when Informed,
Advises the Strictest Secrecy.
The Mountain Meadow massacre trial
opened at Beavor, Utah, on Friday, July
23. The first witness for the prosecu
cution was Robert Keyes. Ho camo to
Utah in October, If 57, tlirongh Moun
tain Meadows. Saw two pilos of bodies
of women and children, piled promiscu
ously, about sixty or seventy ; the chil
dren from twj mouths to twelve yearsold.
Tho smaller were torn by wolves and
crows. Some of the bodies were Bliot,
some had their throats cut, some- were
stabbed. All were torn by wolves ex
cept one, a woman, a little way off, which
appeared as if asleep. There was a ball
hole in the left side. They appeared as
if the bodies had beeen dead fifteen
days. Seven of us saw it. There was
aTpile of men's bodies f urther on ; didn't
go to see them. There was no clothing
on the bodies, except the leg of one sock
on a man. None of them were scalped.
The next witness called was Asahel
Bennet : Was at the Meadows in De
cember, 1857. Saw the bones there. It
was a horrible sight. There were skele
tons of women and children, curls, long
tresses of hair dyed in blood. The
children wero 10 to 12 years old. Some
of the skulls had the flesh died on. The
bodies hai been covered up, and tho
wolves had evidently dug them up.
Philip Klingen Smith, of San Bernar
dino, CaL, was next called : The prose
cution entered a nolle prosequi as to
himself. He lived in Cedar City in
1857. The Meadows were 45 miles south
of Cedar, on the California road. He
was at tho massacre in September, 1857.
Heard of the emigrants coming. Peo
ple were forbidden to trade with them,
ae felt bad about it. Saw a few of them
at Cedar. This was on Friday. Some
swore, and Higbee fined them. They
went on. Heard rumors of trouble on
Sunday. It was the custom to have
meetings of the President and Council,
Bishop and Council, and High Council.
I was a Bishop. The matter came up
with a discussion as to their destruction.
Haight, Higbee, Morrill, Allen, Willis,
myself, and others were there. Some
brethren opposed destruction, vl did.
Haight jumped up aid broke up the
meeting. I asked what would be the
consequences of such an act. Then Haight
got mad. The Indians were to destroy
them. Un Monday Jtugbee, Haight,
White and I met and talked over tho
some subject again. I opposed their de
struction. He (Haight) relented, and
told White and I to go ahead and tell tho
people the emigrants should go thrctigh
safe. We did so. On the road we met
John D. Lee. Told him where and why
we were going. Ho replied, ' I have
something to say about that matter." We
passed the emigrants at Iron Springs the
noxt morning ; we passed them again as
we came back. They had twenty or
tlrirty wagons. There wero over 100
people, old men and middle-aged, old
women and rniddle-aged, youths anil
children. Near homo we met Ira Allen.
Alien. Ho said the emigrants' doom was
scaled. The die was cast for destruction;
that Leo lias orders to take men, go out
and intercept them, Allen to go on and
counteract what wo did. 1 went home.
Three days after Haight sent for me, and
said orders had come .from the camp.
They didn t get along, and wanted
reinforcements ; that he had been
to Parowan and got further orders
from CoL W. H. Dame to finish tho mas
sacre; to decoy out and spare only
tho small children, who could not tell
the tale, I went off, and met Allen, our
first runner, and others. Higbee came
out and said: "You are ordered out,
armed and equipped." So I went.
Hopkins, Higbee, John Willis and Sam
uel Purdy went along. We had two
baggage-wagons. We got to Hamblin's
ranch in the night, three miles from the
emigrants. There met Lee and others
from tho general camp, where the largest
number of men were then found. The
emigrants were not all killed. Lee called
me out for consultation, one side. He
told me tho situation. The emigrants
were strongly fortifiod, and there was no
chance to get them out ; that Higbee was
ordered to decoy them out the best way
ho could. That was agreed to,, and the
command was given to John D. Leo to
carry out the whole plan. They went to
camp. Lee formed all the soldiers in a
hollow square, and addressed tnem.
They were all white men, about fifty in
all. Tho Indians were in another
camp. Saw there Slade and his
son, Jim Pearco, probably his
sons, too, all those from Cedar,
and Bill btewart and Levin Jacobs
think Dan McFarlane, too. Slade and
were outraged, but we said, " What can
we do ; we can't help ourselves." Just
then the order to march was given. We
lad to go part in donble file. Higbee
had command of part of the men. It
was the Nauvoo Legion, organized from
tens up to hundreds. We marched in
sight of tlio emigrants. Either Bateman
or Lee went out with a white nag. The
man from the emigrants met him. Lee
and the man sat down on the gr.tss and
had a talk. Don't know what they
talked. Lee went with the man into the
intrenchments. After some hours they
came out, and the emigrants came up,
with their wounded iu wagons ahead.
The wounded were those hurt in the
threedavs' previous fight. They said the
Mormons and Indians couldn't
emigrants. Next came the women, next
the men. As the emigrants came up,
the men halted, and the women on foot,
children, and the wounded went on ahead
with John D. Lee. The soldiers had
be all ready to shoot at the word. I fired
once. Don't know if I killed any one.
The men were not all killed the first
shot. Saw the women afterward dead,
with their throats cut. I saw as I came
up to them a man kill a young girl. The
men were marched in double file first,
then thrown in single file, with soldiers
alongside. Heard the emigrants con
gratulating themselves on their safety
from the Indians. At last John
Higbee came and ordered my squad
fire. Lee, like the rest, had firearms.
Saw soldiers on horses to take on
wing those who ran. Saw a man run.
Saw Bill Stewart on a horse go after
kill him. Saw one wounded man
for his hie. Higbee cut his throat.
The man said "I would not do this
you, Higbee." He knew him. After
fired I was told to gather up the little
children. As I went I saw a large
woman running toward tho men
crying. "My husband, my hus
band !" A soldier Bliot her
the back, and she fell dead. As I went
on I found the waeons with the wounded
all out on the ground and their thrnfctfl
cut Went on and found the children.
Put them in a wagon and took them to
Hamblin's house. Saw no more. . The
soldiers dispersed then. Two of the
children wore wounded, and one died at
Hamblin's. I think I had to leave tnem
there. Many of the soldiers were from
counties south, whom I didn't know.
Next day I and McCurdy and Willis took
the children to Cedar City, leaving one
at Pinto creek. On the road met a
freight train of wagons with men living
here in Beaver now. I went to old Mrs.
Hopkins' and told her I had tho chil
dren. She hustled round and got places
for them. I took one girl baby home,
and my wifo suckled it Afterward I
gave it to Birkbeck. he having no chil
dren. They were well treated, I believe.
I got good places for them whero there
were few children.
After several days, Haight sent me to
Iron Springs, whero the wagons, cattle
and goods of the emigrants were, to get
them and put them in the tithing-housc.
I was to brand the cattle, too. Found
there John Wise, and Hunter, and Al
len. I put the goods in the Church
tithing-oftice cellar, left the wagons in
front of the tithing-ofiioe, and branded
the cattle with the Church brand, a
cross. Leo was in the cellar with me,
and saw the goods. Haight and Higbee
told me a council had been held, and
Lee deputized to go to President Brig
ham Young and report all the facts of
the massacre. Lee went, and I followed
to attend the conference Oct. 6, at Salt
Lake City. Met Lee at Salt Lake, and
asked if he had reported to Brigham
Young. He said, " Yes, every particu
lar." The same day, I, Lee and Charley
Hopkins called on Brigham Young. He
there, in presence of them, said: "You
have charge of that property in the tith
ing office. Turn it ovor to John D.
Lee. What you know of this say noth
ing of it. Don't talk of it, even among
yourselves. When I came home I had
to go to the Vagas lead mines to get ore.
When I was b'one Lee took the property,
had an auctioi), and sold it off. So
Haight and Higbee told me. Haight
sold part of the property to Hooper,
Utah's Congressional Delegate after
wards, for boots and shoes. There were
Indians at the massacre. The hill" were
pretty full of them. They were depu
tized to kill the women.
During the time Klingen Smith was
testifying, giving the horrible details of
blood, the suspense was terribly painful.
A Man Topples Over the River Bank at
Niagara Falls—Being Drunk, he Escapes
with a Few Bruises.
The Buffalo Express says : ' " Wed
nesday evening a Frenchman named Al
bert Abattoy fell over the bank of the
river at Niagara Falls, a distance of 140
feet, and, strange to say, escaped with
but a few slight bruises. The acci
dent occurred on the Canada side of the
river, about 200 feet north of the new
bridge. Abattoy, who hails from Kings
ton, Canada, was intoxicated at the time.
He staggered over the bank, falling a
clear distance of 80 feet, on to the rock
! below, and then rolling down 60 feet
more toward the edge of the water.
Thomas Conroy, the noted guide, ac
companied by three or four others, as
soon as they learned of the accident,
rowed over from Prospect Park, expect-
ing to find the unfortunate man a
mangled mass of flesh and bones. Judge
of their astonishment when, after a short
search, they discovered him wedged in
between some rocks, swearing as lively
as any man in his position could,
and suffering no perceptible inju
ries excepting a few slight bruises.
Abattoy was placed in the boat
and rowed over to the landing, where
every preparation had been made for the
appropriate reception of a corpse. Tho
Frenchman, however, was not at all de
sirous of availing himself of tho priv
ileges, and on reaching the shore coolly
informed the crowd that there " wasn't
a d d bone broken." Neither was the
empty whisky-bottle which he had in his
pocket. The fan jras a terrible one, and
it is nothing short of miraculous that the
man was not killed instantly. At the
same point where he fell over, a Uerman
musician met with a similar accident,
two vears ago. and was instantly killed.
It was no doubt tho quantity of whisky
he had imbibed saved him. Had he
been sober, there is scarcely a proba
bility but tiiat every spark of his life
would nave Dcen crusueu out oi mm uy
the terrible shock his system received.
Abattoy was swaggering round on the
Canada side of the Falls yesterday, as
unconcerned as though nothing had
happened. Persons intending to visit
the 1' alls should mane a note ot nis case
and get dead drunk, so as to be fully
provided for in case they should fall
over uie uana.
Lynch Law in Mississippi.
A Memphis (Tenn.) dispatch says
A young lady residing at Inka, Miss.,
was brutally outraged and beaten at the
depot while waiting for an escort at an
early hour by a negro hack-driver named
Lewis Thompson. During the struggle
she bit him on the cheek which led
his capture last Monday. He was ar
raigned for trial, and yesterday senten
ced to the Penitentiary for life. The
greatest excitement ensued upon the an
nouncement of tho verdict, as the lady
was poor and unprotected, but highly es
teemed by all the citizens. The excite
ment culminated last night in a party
disguised men going to the jail and tak
ing Thompson down near the depot and
hanging him. This morning the body
was cut down by the Sheriff and interred.
American Fire Fighters.
Tho principal fire department"!
American cities are as follows:
York, 38 engines, 690 men, 156 horses;
Philadelphia, '11 engines, 4Ui men,
horses; Brooklyn, 26 engines, 171 men,
70 horses; St. Louis, It engines,
men, 64 horses; Chicago, 27 engines,
201 men, 87 horses; Baltimore, 18
gines, 238 men, 64 horses; Boston,
engines, 472 men, 69 horses; Cincinnati,
18 engines, 155 men, 80 horses; New
Orleans, 19 engines, 200 men, 90 horses;
San Francisco, 14 engines, 21U men.
horses; Cleveland, 11 engines, 112 nien,
34 horses; Jersey City, 10 engines,
men, 45 horses; Bichmond, Va., 4
93 men, 14 horses.
Tobacco, now in such universal
throughout the East, has been tho sub
ject of the severest intenlictiou on
part of many former Sultans. More
than one Turk has paid with his life
the luxury of smoking; and the fero
cious Amnrat IV. more than once mide
the head of the smoker fall with
pipe. CoU'ee, also, has had its ni t
sanguinary process of introduct.'ou
Constaniiuople, and has no less been
honored by its fanaties and martyrs,
much for Uie thraldom of appetite.
A Blind Man's Peril—Destruction of Rattle-
Snakes in the Woods of Pennsylvania.
A correspondent of the New York Sun
at Shohola Station, Pa., sends that paper
Uio following big snace story :
A. blind man named Menrv Urlenuolt,
a native of Wisconsin, and a man named
John Depsy, from the western part of
the State of Ohio, got off an Erie train
at this place, and, crossing over into York
State, stopped over night at Barryville.
On tho following morning they recrossed
the river into Pennsylvania, and started
for Shohola Falls, tix miles north
west, at or near which place
tliey had relatives residing. J)e-
puy is a great trout fisherman, and,
purchasing a fishing-rod and basket, the
wo started on their way, Depuy havingt
onclnded to find Shohola Creek on tbeirc
way up. Leaving Shohola, they walked
about a mile, when they roached the
creek, and Depuy commenced fishing.
He fished for about three miles, meeting
with good success, when the two, com
ing to an open spot on the right bank of
the stream, sat down to rest and lunch.
While lunching, Depuy had his atten
tion directed to a small ridge of rocks on
the opposite side of the creek, by a pe
culiar rattling noise. He was satisfied
that a rattlesnake den was not far distant,
and calling his blind companion's atten
tion to the fact, Depuy forded the stream.
.Reaching the opposite shore, he walked
a few rods up the hill, when suddenly
his attention was drawn to an old dried
limb, upon which lay coiled a huge rattle
snake. He hallooed to his blind comrs Je
to ascertain whether he was in hear ing
distance, and receiving an answer b ) re
turned and assisted him acrosr- the
stream. Together the two walk id to
where Depuy had seen the snakr, when
OrfendorT sat down. Seeing a large
stick, Depuy approached to within
reaching distance, when he dealt the
reptile a sudden blow, killing it instant
ly. No soonor had he killed tha snake
than Orfendolf called to him. svmg that
he felt something strange crawl over his
feet. Depuy started to return to his com
rade, when ho observed a huge- rattle
snake not more than ten feet distant from
i. .1 i.i.-.. i . i it
three feet awav, coiled and ready to
spring. Depuy struck at the furthest
snake, but missed it, the snake escaping
into the rocks. He requested Orfendoff
co remain penecuy quiet, while he ap-
proacned to wiuun reaching distance and
attacked the reptile. The snake drew
back his head in time to escape the blow.
Depuy again raised the stick, but before
he could bring it down the snake struck
the blind man, burying its fangs deep
into the fleshy part of his right leg, just
below the Knee. As the snake was abont
to strike a second time, Depuy struck it
a blow which killed it. He then exam-
ined his companion. The blood was
oozing from the wound, and the limb
began to swell rapidly. Having heard
that fresh dirt immediately applied to a
snake-bite was an almost certain cure, he
secured some, and after repeated appli
cations of this antidote the swelling be
gan to disappear, and in about two hours
the leg was reduced almost to its natural
size, and the unfortunate man was able to
slowly resume his journey. They took a
different course, and met with no further
mishap until they were about to ascend
a small ledge of rocks near a swamp.
Reaching the summit of the ledge,
Depuy again heard the deadly rattle, and
at the base of the hill he discovered niany
poisonous reptiles coiled upon stones
and sticks. The snakes wore of various
sizes, from two and one-half to four and
one-half feet in length. He set to work
i : i .1 . ii i i .1 e
auspubumug uiuui, aiiu ill icoo uiuii m-
teen minutes he had killed forty-nine,
the rest making their escape into the
rocks and underbrush. It was now get
ting dark, and having nearly three miles
to go, the two started on their way to the
falls, which place they reached without
any further adventures.
Four or five weeks ago, subsequent to
the fires in the woods, several cows and
a number of sheep, whe pasturmg m
thn vnnnn wnndAren liiti r.hpOA Hana ami
the woods, wandered into these dens and
were bitten, one cow and three sheep
dying from the bites. The surrounding
neighborhood is quite thickly populated,
and several persons have been bitten
within the past few years.
An Infernal Town.
Theodore Hale has named his brim
stone mine situated in Humboldt county
" Inferno, and has located and laid out
a town around it bearing the same clas-
uio uppuuubiun. inn new wjwii ia up-
pliod with numerous avenues, alloys, etc.,
with names corresponding with that of
the town. For instance the stream near
it is called "River Styx," the pass in
the canyon is denominated llellgate;
the streets are known as Devil's avenue.
Brimstone lane, Whisky alley, Imps'
Brimstone lane, vvnisky aiiey, imps
promenade, etc. The prominent places
of resort are the " Bobbers' Roost,"
" Murderers' Retreat," " Palace Infer-
no," and " Devils Delight. There be-
ing no wood or coal to be had m the
town, the fires are made entirely from
brimstone or sulphur produced from the
Styx, is not a stream of water, as one
might suppose, but of melted sulphur
and liquid potash. Their bibulants are
sulphur cocktails, brimstone punches,
and potassium lemonades. We regret
state that the entire town of Inferno,
the sulphur mines, was destroyed by fire
' xukiuij. aho iuo uiigumwu
Palace Inferno, which was budt entirely
of brimstone, like all the other buildings
rn the place. There being no water
Babcock hre-extinguishers in town,
burning element molted, and running
along Devil's avenne and Imps' prom-
enade, set tiro to Murderers Retreat,
i j I ' ., r," ,T . A
soon reduced to a veritable " lake of
A Curious Will.
A man in Whitewater, Wis., has made
.-ill nl".l. nnnnm 41, a tnMnminn
0 T 111 Ul I.LUU fJtXO vuu aVilV TT AUK
" First I set apart a sufficient sum of
,4 ,i n :;o .:t
Jra.i. : jt,.i
enough to pay my funeral exp?nses,
which shall be as follows: jjet there be
a coffin made of plain boards, no paint,
i. ' fi
no ouiiu, no uiiiuinxug, iiu uu. wi
tho coffin with plank laid crosswise the
rnra I .rtt r.l llTllilTtn UtIT ham flllV IMT
Ul LHUb Ul 111T UU111U, X WlOU, fWM'
ble, to avoid tiiw last swindle and ex-
tortion. I wish to be buned by friends,
I desire and request that none of my
i.:.. .i.i i A...:. i
quence of my death. I protest against
i: t ,;
remains conveyed to the church and
LUiO 1CUV Ul Ltll UBt Willi a-f liu v a-ll ft jaa
placed on exhibition. X wish to be
buried from my house. Let the reli
frfiTTi vnv liniira I t.llA rp
gious services consist simply in reading
from the scriptures and prayer; no ser
mon, no exhortation.
A UAT 1U A 11 ibUUTKU, IIL, 111V IIUIAJUI-Il
i. ..i... :, o,.,i ;4 ia aoi.i ii,t ah
a - " -. T, u . i. TV. 1 . I. 1 ..1. 1
uui i " i.utK intio, UHU U M
scratches as Carefully for bm as
old hen. -
THE LIGHTNING TRAIN.
With lnnga of iron and wings of same.
With nerves and einews of qnivering it1,
Witb ribs of brass and a giant 'a frame,
lie apums tbe earth with an angry heoL
Through Uie midnight black
His eyeball glare
With a ghastly stare
On the startled track,
And he rends the aky with a scream of pain
Oil, a monster grim ia Uie lightning train!
The legend tells of a milk-white steed
That carried Mohammed from earth to heaven ;
As swift aa a flash of light her speed.
And jeweled feet to tier feet were given :
Each leap was as far
Aa the eye has sight.
And each hoof aa bright
As a blaring star.
And a gleam like tbe stream that the cornel yie'ds
Al liorak left in the rosy fielda.
A wonderful arrow was that of old
That bore Saint Alnris through the land ;
It waa feathered with light and barbed with gold,
And sped by the touch of Apollo's hand.
With a sibilant song
It cleft the cloud
That ahouted alond
Aa it flashed aknrr.
And the aea never saw from it throbbing tide
A vision ao rare aa the prophct'a ride.
The 8ultans cap and magical wand
Bore Fortunatna to isles remote,
Tbe talisman took him to every land
And to every sky in its airy boat
But the gleaming shaft
From the archer's arm,
And the phantom craft.
And the steed that skimmed the azure plane
Are all combined in the flying train.
It devours the forest and drinks the lake.
Then plnnges down the wild ravinea
With the wealth of tbe world on its burdened hack
A sooty man from the saddle leana,
And a murky wreath
Ita jaws emit
As he tightens the bit
In tbe dragon'a teeth.
And hia cheek is swept by the fiery mane
Oh, a monster grim ia the lightning train 1
Wit and Humor.
Beautiful Isle- of the sea Cod-livtr
Nbveb waste your time ; waste some
Ties right sort of thing to have during
the hot weather A cool thousand or
No HAN can become thoroughly ac
quainted with his family history until he
runs for office-
"Aptkb all." says an old doctor,
" there are only two kinds of disease
e one of which yon die, and the other
of which you don t. .
A cobrespondent of a Western paper
having described the Ohio as a " sickly
stream, the editor appended uie remarK,
" That s so ; it s conhned to its bed.
No Norwegian girl is allowed to have '
a beau until she can bake bread and knit
f.tockings; and, as a consequence, every
girl can bake an 1 knit long before she
can read or write.
Thb produce market is unusually
firm." muttered a Danbnry man who had
unsuccessfully visited twelve groceries
with a view to getting a half pound of
coffee on credit.
Theuk's nothing so wonderful about
malleable glass that can be hammered.
Amend of mino nas a glass sun un
broken, though he has kept punch-in-it
at intervals for several years.
The man who blushes when a lady
nlntance sees him coming out of a
acJlUum1 , , i-f i . i
saloon is not entirely lost he may be
found most any time afterward going
into the back door of a saloon.
That was real wit in the actor who,
while playing "Komeo" to Mrs.
Mowatt's Juliet," whispered to her, in
the tomb scene, that they were putting
up umbrellas in the pit to screen thom-
selves from the tears in the gallery,
Fbekohman learning the English
language, complained of the irregularity
&""e i . . , , A .
s)f the verb to go, tne present IA31JM1
of which some wag had written out for
him as follows, " I go ; thou startest ;
he departs ; we lay tracks ; you cut
sticks ; they absquatulate or skedaddle.
Bl declining to eat things that you
want because they are unhealthy, by
going to bed early when you want to sit
' oa ways, you have a chance
u - to ft rip 0ldL ago, if that is any
satisfaction to you.
Eib-bonicaIj. Waiter Beg pardn,
sir 1 Languid Swell We-ell, what is it,
James! Waiter Beg pard'n, I'm sure,
sir ; but d' you know, sir, is there a
gentleman here with one eye named
P -r ft f, 11 -r 1 1
Walker I jjanguio dwu uvu
'm sure. Say, what s tho name oi his
A wild-eyed man, carrying his hat m
hand, entered the depot yesterday
called out a man WUO was wneeuug
- hamraee-trnck along : "Where's tho
train i" "What tram!" " Any .train
any train 1 My wife isn't ten rods be
hind, and sue s got au ui-uomuo
her shoulder and sulphur in her eyes."
The young lady who went ont into the
I nntrv making hay. with intent to be
,, , hM ,m home again.
, t l,n was a indtre of
u:sltv ' d he was so far gone that a
n. .ter w have struck him
. But Bkin ja peeling off her
f burn her nose is like a
. d 8he nM the most beautiful
; nwpiiAd feet von ever nearu 01.
The Coming Harvest.
The Cincinnati Price Current, which
is usually well informed on such matters,
says : ' ' Taking the country at large, we
favorabie season for almost everything
m.v snv tnat mere never wm
wajoh produces. Tnewooiciip
Wo ever sheared in
th .mtrv rj. winter wheat was tu
inred MmeWna in the West, but the
deficiency if there is any, will be neu-
traiize(lL by the largely increased amount
of breajgtuffs produced in the Southern
stateB which will reduce the demand
from that section upon uie wwh,
;n ,,rnmi.s exceedingly welL"
to their present promises it wul ne im
i.; lo frr f Via nrcsent depressed state
The cotton crop at the South holds out
an equally cheering prospect, and the
- 3 L U Mini
probabilities in reguru
crops are also encouraging. In
Europe, too, the crops are uniformly
iu.wawy - - .
good, so that we may expect .,
omnrt demand for breadstulls.
xvu T.rnnnnntn there is reason to
expect continued low prices for themaii
on rue, bhi ui ."""V , T T
down to their nonmuu v" T
tv,o vmna a.ra arood cannot be al-
togetuer a uu Kval of
T n.lTl 7 11 ,111, llMJK-wn""
Wfcwvw j ... , , , Umwm.tvi
solid foundation will be laid whereupon
to rear a new ouaimorouu ""ir" "
that shall be enduring. If the crops
tu,rhnr,t tliA world turn out according
uvnuuiu u wuv a; , 1
of the trade to continue bejona u
WA mav rieiv cuuiuiejuuu
look forward with hope to a prosperous
era for business all over tbe world.
A youno man at Wheeling, Va., got
W fllll"--, -"O
t.uit iimm all ln'iiiiu'lf. urovidea the UiU-
up a picnic, invited twruiy-eigi" b"",
I " " f .
ner at his own expense, and went nome