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VOL. VIII.--NO. 40.
EATON, OHIO THURSDAY, AUGUST 19,1875.
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Communications upon subjects of general or lo
cal interest sxa solicited.
Statistics show that during the first
ix months of 1875 about 104,000 per
sona lost their lives by violence.
Congressman Chbsteb W. Chapin, of
Springfield,' Mass., was ones a stage
driver, and is now worth $10,000,000.
Heuiboij, of Bncha fame, is back in
Boston again, claiming to be in his right
mind and ready to launch into business
once more. Newspapers having accounts
against Mr. Helmbold will please take
'Thb fate which has befallen a wicked
farmer in Paulding county, Ohio, is a
terrible warning to blasphemers. This
man shocked his hearers by cursing the
state of the weather in a horrible man
ner. While in the midst of his tirade,
he was r truck speechless, and remains
in that state yet. :
Miss Caroline Westoott, a lady
journalist of Chicago, has opened a real
estate and loan office in that city, and
been appointed a notary public. Miss
Alta M. Hulett, another Chicago woman,
is a successful attorney, and drives a
."lively business both in the Criminal and
Thb following statistics, recorded by
a very reliable reporter, show exactly
what it costs to graduate a Chicago girl:
Thirty yards of Swiss muslin, at fl $ 30.00
iaee, lining, etc..... ....................... 25.00
Making , 30.00
GlOVeS.. . ..... ...... . ... ...... ....... 2.00
New under-alatbing... ........ ............... 16.00
Lace handkerctaief... ........ ........ ........ S.U0
. ) OniiY once before sinoe tbe republic
was founded has the country been with
out an ex-Freeident The only occasion
other than the present was in the third
year of John Adams' administration,
when Washington died. No Presiden
tial death occurred from 1849 to 1862,
and five living ex-Presidents Van Buren,
Tyler, Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan
might have graced the inaugural of
' Abraham Lincoln. This was the great
est number of ex-Presidents living at
Philadelphia is to have an Interna
tional Postoffice connected with the Cen
tennial, designed especially for the ac
commodation of foreign visitors. At it
a Dane, a Russian, a Dutchman, a
Frenchman, a Spaniard, or a German
can find some one who can speak his
own language and answer the usual
questions propounded by visitors to
postoffice clerks. It is to be made com
plote in all its departments a regular
cosmopolitan affair, such as has never
been known in the world. -
According, to dispatches from Madrid
the Carlists are rapidly approaching dis
solution. The frequency ' with which
; similar announcements have been mode
within the past three years leads to the
presumption that the Carlist army has
all the vitality of a -cat. Similar state
ments have been made at least once a
week for two years, yet the Carlists do
not die, but cling to life with a tenacity
that is truly remarkable. When Don
Carlos surrenders it will be time enough
to give credence to these reports.
" The Duke of Edinburg, Queen Vic
toria's second son, who is heir-apparent
to the throne of Saxe-Coburg-Qotha,
pending the death without issue of his
uncle, Ernest, the present reigning
Duke, has bartered his birthright to
this extent for the very handsome an
nuity of $400,000, to be in hand paid by
the German Government. Bather a
steep price for a little patch of ground
not much larger than an average sized
county, and embracing a population of
Thb Georgia papers are congratulat
ing their citizens upon the prosperity of
their State, and they present some fig
- urea which warrant them in making a
claim to this prosperity. In 1865, the
taxable property of Georgia amounted
to $126,635,870 ; now it is $273,092,000
showing ' an increase of am-'cr 50 per
cent since the war. The State has thirty
five railroads, with an aggregate length
of 2,300 miles. The State debt is but
$8,105,000, against which the State owns
$6,000,000 of property, making the net.
indebtedness only about $2,000,000 It
also has $3,602,000 invested in cotton
and woolen mills, and $735,000 in iron
Baltimore has a new idea in the way
of transferring grain, which New York
, would do well to adopt if she wishes to
save the remnants of her whilom monop
oly of the Western trade. At the former
city, cars are run directly upon a two
story scow, which is then towed along
side the steamer. The pipes are ad
justed, and the grain runs down into the
. hold. Gravitation does the work of
steam, and does it much cheaper. The
adoption of such a system in New York
would hurt the men who now make ex-
- tortionate profits out of the cumbrous
" lighten) " into which the grain is slow
ly shoveled from the cars, to be after
wards slowly shoveled into the steam
ships, but it would benefit a good part
of the rest of American mankind. -
- 1 1 appears that Mr. William Butler
Duncan, the senior member of the sus
pended banking house of Duncan, Sher
man & Co., of New York, looked out
very closely for " number one," and was
fully prepared for the crash. The
records of New York county show large
transfers of real eslate from birn to his
father, executed at various periods dux-
ing the last year or two. And among
the real estate transfers recently record
ed in the Recorder's office at St Louis
are some fifty lots of ground, in differ
ent parts of the city, ranging from
twenty-five to one hundred and fifty feet
front, from W. B. Duncan to Alex.
Duncan, for the consideration of one
A totjno alligator was caught in a
Cleveland sewer the other day.
Tee temperance crusade has broken
out again at Catawba, Clark county.
Jambs Linton has been appointed
Ganger for the First Ohio district.
Daniel P. BmoDKg, a prominent and
wealthy citizen of Cleveland, is dead.
A boy of 10 years, named Fleig, was
drowned last week, at Ripley, by falling
off a raft of logs.
Obkrun College turned out thirty-six
graduates at its annual sommenoement
yesterday, and it wasa great day there.
The undutif ul son of Soloman Parelra,
a Cincinnati pawnbroker has robbed his
father of $10,000 worth of jewelry, and
fled to parts unknown.
A touno man named Wm.. McAfee,
living near Wooster, was recently struck
by lightning and instantly killed. The
deadly fluid completely stripped his
body of clothes, shoes and stockings.
. Pbof. McFABiAHD, of Oxford, last
week shipped the skeleton of a masto
don to the managers of Yale College.
The bones indicate the monster to have
been about eighteen feet high when
living. It was found near TJrbana.
A prize fight was lately fought near
Lancaster, between a Scotchman named
Erskine and a Welshman named Roberts.
The stake was $200, and the Scotchman
won in thirty-three rounds. Both of the
brutes were badly punished.
A CONSTDCTION train on the Marietta k
Cincinnati railroad ran off the track last
week near Stewart's Station, thirteen
miles east of Athens. The engine turned
over into the Hocking river. Two men
were instantly killed, and nino others,
including the conductor, were injured.
Thb Cincinnati papers state that there
is a strong suspicion that the four young
CiucinnatianB whose bodies were recov
ered from the rivar, and who were sup
posed to have been run over in a skiff by
the tow-boat My Choice, were really the
victims of foul play.
The total damage to bridges and cul
verts in Muskingum county by the floods
is estimated at $50,000. News from
Morgan county show the floods quite as
destructive there. Vast amounts of
wheat and grass have been destroyed.
The loss in the Ohio valley is estimated
The contract for building the Colum
bus and Toledo railroad has been award
ed to Benjamin E. Smith and Easser
dates, from Columbus and Cincinnati, at
about $5,000 per mile, they taking about
two-thirds in bonds, and the company
famishing - the right of way, stations,
A boy named Bowhart was drowned
in Bock Creek in Tiffin, last Satur
day. He was in company with three
other boys about 10 years of age,
attempting to cross the creek with a
wheelbarrow, which upset, throwing
him into the river. Tho others tried to
save him, and would all have been
drowned had not Sheriff Arnold come to
their rescue. -
The O'Connell centennial (Aug. 6) was
celebrated with much eclat at Cleveland
and Columbus. The various military and
civic societies paraded tho principal
streets in large numbers, and no accidents
occurred, the best of order prevailing.
Eloquent tributes to the memory of the
Liberator" were delivered by Bishop
Rosecrans at Columbus, and at Cleve
land by Judge CNoill, of New York.
The six national banks of Cleveland
report their loans and discounts June 30
at $7,926,000; specie, $18,000; legal-
tenders, $807,000, besides the 5 per
cent, redemption fund of $110,000 ; cir
culation, $2,243,000; individual deposits,
$8,8,892,000. The five Cincinnati banks
show loans and discounts of $11,156
000. ; specie, $200,000 ; legal-tenders,
$1,574,000 ; 5 per cent redemption fund,
$158,000 ; circulation, $3,019,000 ; indi
vidual deposits, $7,098,000.
- A letter from Columbus says t
'There is generally a good deal of ex
aggeration as to the damage done by
failure or excess of rain. But to many
it hardly seems possible to exaggerate
now, and all through Central Ohio there
is but one opinion, namely, that millions
of dollars' worth of property has been
destroyed. The wheat had to be cut,
when cut at all, in the few transient in
tervals between the rains, and much of
it was so wet when put into shock that
even if dry weather had immediately
succeeded the shocking, it would have
been injured or spoiled. But no dry
weather came, and rot, blight and mil
dew have been tho consequence. The
hogs have been turned into hundreds of
fields to make the best they could of the
sprouting and rotting grain. This is on
tho high grounds. Of course it has been
worse in the valleys, for these have
everywhere been submerged, and not
only tho wheat, but all other crops have
been drowned out or washed up and
floated away. Along the Hocking, the
Scioto, the Licking, the Coshocton, the
Tuscarawas, and scores of smaller
streams, the same lugubrious story is
repeated, until one wearies with the uni
form details of destruction and loss."
Thomas Allen, the fighting man, has
sold his figtiting shoes, and now if he
could only get rid of his mouth, he V
be well fixed.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
At a mooting of tbe Western nail manufacturers
at Pittsburgh, the other day, it was decided to
fix the price of nails at f3 per kog, net This
is lower than the price has been since the year
A magazine exploded at Frankfort, Pa., on
the 7th inst, lulling one boy and injuring
A large mass of- soft rock fell in the Hooaac
tunnel the other day, and blockadod the big
By a smash tip on the Geneva, Ithaca and
Athena railroad, on the 6th nit, the conductor
of a freight train and two brakemen were
killed, and the engineer and fireman so badly
ecalded that there are little hopes of their re
covery. The accident waa caused by a mis
placed switch, which was opened, it is be
lieved, by bandits for the purpose of throwing
the pamenger train from the track, with tbe
intention of robbing the passengers.
There was a brutal prize-fight in the suburbs
of Kew York last week, between two roughs
named Gallagher -and Madden. Both contest
ants were terribly punished.
The Tillage of Victory, Cajnga county, N. Y
has been almost entirely destroyed by fire.
A melancboljr tragedy is reported from
Niagara Falls. A party of six gentlemen and
ladies visited the Cave of tbe Winds without a
guide. After passing through the cave, two of
the party, Mr. Ethelbert Parsons, aged 29, and
Miss Lottie C Fhilipott, aged 25, descended to
an eddy which is never visited by the guides.
The lady lost her foothold, and was caught by
the gentleman, but the current carried both
into the river below, where they were drowned.
They were soon to have been married.
The crops of corn and potatoes in Pennsyl
vania are said to have never been better.
Two Indians living on the Niagara Reserva
tion, in Western New York, last week decoyed
into the forest one of their tribe, Samson
Williams, against whom they had a grudge,
stabbed him to the heart and scalped him.
George W. Fiahback, formerly publisher of
the St Louis Democrat, who is now rusticating
in the Emit, while riding -along the beach at
Southampton, L. L, the other day, discovered
a woman in the water in a drowning condition,
having been carried beyond her depth while
bathing. Like a true Knight the valiant ex
editor leaped from his Doggy, dropped the rib
bons, plunged into the billowy waters, and res
cued the drowning woman.
Serious forest fires are reported in Western
New York. The village of Walcott Jefferson
county, has been burned, and other towns are
A furious tornado passed over tho northwest
ern part of Philadelphia on Wednesday last
causing great destruction of property.
Notice of trial of -the 100,000 libel auit of
Theodore Til ton against the Brooklyn Eagle
and Thomas Kinsella has been entered in the
Brooklyn City Court, for the September term.
Archibald Baxter 4 Co., grain and commis
sion merchants, New York, have failed. Their
habuities are stated at t300,0O0. ...
The villages of Western Massachusetts which
so severely suffered by the fearful flood oc
casioned by ths breaking of the Williamsburg
reservoir, May 18, 1871, have again been
similarly visited, though this time there has
been no loss of life, and the damage is in con
siderable compared with last year's. A few
nights since the dam of the Seanville reservoir
on the western Goshen branch of Mill river
was swept away, causing a wild panic in the vil
lages below, the inhabitants Seeing pell-mell to
the hills. Several bridges were swept away,
and the damage to property will amount to
many thousand dollars.
Horace Binney, the oldest and most promi
nent member of the Philadelphia bar, died a
few days ago, at the age of 97 years.
A Boston dispatch says: "The excitement
about the sea serpent and his alleged appear
ance hereabouts inoreases. Capt Howes, of
the steamer William Lawrence, from Norfolk,
for this port, says that he saw this afternoon off
Cape Cod light some sort of afgigantio marine
.nmii it projected its head and neck and
part of its back out of the water and seemed
to be black on the back and white on the breast,
and as the portion visible was at least twelve
feet, the animal must have been some near re
lation to the sea setoent'
0. B. Wilkinson and John L. Bittinger, Rev
enue Collector and Ganger in the St Joseph
(Mo.) District have been arrested for embezzle
ment Wilkinson and Bittinger are the pub
lishers of the St Joseph Herald.
A terrible tragedy was enacted near Eau
Claire, Wis., on Friday, the Gth inst On the
preceding Wednesday a babe of Mrs. Austin
Drake fell out of bed into a bath tub and was
drowned. The event so worked upon her mind
as to unsettle it She arose on Friday morning,
apparently as well as usual. After preparing
breakfast for herself and children, three in
number, she took tho two oldest boys, four and
iix years of age, respectively, and went out
of the house. The male members of the
family bad previously gone into the har
vest field. In about an hour after Mrs.
Drake left tho houso, the youngest boy re
turned, black in the face, wet through, and so
exhausted bat he could not speak. lies to ra
ti ves were applied, and the first words he ut
tered wore, "Oh, grandma, mamma has
drowned herself and Vivian, and tried to drown
me." Mrs. Drake, after leaving the house, in
a fit of insanity, went to a creek, carrying the
youngest boy in her arms, and leading the
other one. Arrived there, sho threw the
yeuiigost in, and dragged in the other,
and then committed Buiciue. The young
est caught hold of a tree, and succeeded
in reaching home. The alarm was given im
mediately, and Mrs. Drake and the boy were
found locked in each other's embrace, both
dead. Mrs. Drake was a woman of more than
Oiduuuy intelligence and culture.
The war of rates between the St Louis, Kan
sas City and Northern road, and other compet
ing lines, has at last rcachoda most interesting
point to the traveling public. The first-named
road has cut the rate to t2 from Kansas City to
St Louis, and tho Hanibal and St Joe road is
selling tickets for 95 from Kansas City to Chi
cago, and $10 for the round trip.
A dispatch from Beaver, Utah, says the jury
in the case of John D. Lee, charged wilh being
the leader of the Mountain Meadow massacre,
reported that thev were unable to agree, and
were discharged by the court. It is reported
hat they stood nine for acquital to three one
Gentile and two Mormons for convicion.
Three desperadoes that had escaped from
tho Denver jail wore surrounded iu a forest
fifty miles south of that place, a few days ago,
y fifty ranchmen, who firod upon aud instantly
killed two of them, the third escaping.
The panic occasioned by tho floodB in Indiana
has subsided, and the better estimates place
tho damage to the crops at not more than 25
er cent in the central and southern portions
of the State.
Iowa, according to the census ust t&kcn, has
a population of about 1,350,000 again of about
100,000 in two years.
Charles Scheflcr, President of the National
Bank of Stillwater, Miun., committed suicide
ky shooting himself on Saturday last.
During the late floods in the Wabash river of
Indiana, the waters were higher than they
have ever been known before.
The returns of the Wisconsin census show a
population of 1,237,921, being a gain of 183,
251 over over the census of 1870.
A dispatch from Cheyenne says: "Gen.
Crook and CoL Stanton returned here to-day
from the Black Hills. The miners were pre
paring to leave, covering np the richest lodes
to prevent their becoming known till such time
as they can return. The mountains are full
of quartz. Capital and skilled labor will de
velop mines equal to those in California or
Nevada. There were about 1,500 miners in the
hills. Prof. Jenny's party were still exploring
the hills, and will probably remain until the
middle of October.''
A dispatch from Salt Lake, Utah, says con
siderable exoitement is prevailing in the neigh
borhood of Corruine, growing out of the
demonstrations of a large body of Indiana
camped near there. Nearly 1,000 of them were
recently baptized into the Mormon church.
They have supplied themselves with ammuni
ion and guns, and have sent all their squaws
away and have made threats of driving the
Gentiles from the west side of Bear river,
which, they claim, has been granted to them by
the Mormons for a reservation.
The crop of oats,'ryo, barley and wheat in
Northern Wisconsin is simply immense. Farm
ers are now in the midst of the harvest and the
yield, it is said, will exceed that of any pre
vious year in the history of the State.
Advices from the regions of the recent floods
in Southern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio indicate
that the aggregate loss and damage to crops
will not be nearly as great as was at first re
ported. The serious losses are confined to the
riven and streams, along which much destruc
tion was caused by overflow.
A good deal of trouble is apprehended in the
Black Hills country on account of the incur
sions of miners into tbe reservation of the
Sioux. Tbe military is powerless to prevent
the entrance of gold-seekers into the coveted
country, and cannot even drive out those who
are already there. The Sioux are becoming
restless," and manifest a warlike disposition,
bnt are held in check by the hope that the com
ing conference will result in an agreement for
the sale of the territory.
Later advices from Corinne, Utah, state that
the Indians that threatened the town have gone
back to their reservations, and no further
trouble is anticipated. -
A Fort Sully telegram says the Indian Com
mission which have been holding oonncilB with
different tribes of Sioux in that vicinity for tbe
past two weeks regard their efforts as very suo
essf uL All the northern tribes will be repre
sented at Bed Cloud, where a grand council is
to be held September 1.
Notwithstanding the unanimous report of the
committee of local architects to the effect that
work on the Chicago Cnstom-House ought to
go forward, Secretary Bristow is firm in his de
termination to leave the building in the hands
of the next Congress.
The government income for the last fiscal
year is larger than any estimate made, and
more than realizes the expectations of the
Three arrests have been made at Washington
on suspicion of complicity of the robbery of
the Treasury of a money package containing
some 147,500, about three months ago. Ouo
of the number is a Treasury clerk, another a
gambler, and the third a saloon-keeper. Tbe
Treasury clerk, Halleck by name, admits hav
ing stolen the money, bnt claims that the job
was put up by the saloon-keeper, Ottman, who
shared the "plunder with him. '
Halleck,' the Treasury employe who has con
fessed to stealing the t47,000 package, was
assistant shipping teller in the cash room. He
has been employed in the department about
eight years, and was regarded as one of the
most trustworthy men hi tbe building. A
large amount of tbe stolen money has been
The government will probably recover all the
money stolen from the Treasury by the clerk
Halleck. Three-fourths of the amount has al
ready been secured, and the property of Ott
man, Halleck's partner in the theft has been
attached to make good the balance. " - '
The Comptroller of the Currency has just
completed his abstract of all the reports of the
national banks in the United States. There
were 2,076 banks of this character in operation
at tbe close of the fiscal year, having an aggre
gate of individual deposits on hand of $686,
478,630.48. The surplus fund of the banks
amounts to $133,109,096.79; the capital stock
paid in, $501,568,563.50 ; national bank notes
outstanding, $318,148,106; specie on hand,
$18,959,182.30; whole amount of business done,
United States war vessels have been ordered
to Panama and Aspinwall, owing to the politi
cal disturbances in the United States of Co
lombia. The Postmaster-General has arranged with
the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Com
pany for a monthly mail between Ban Francisco,
Japan and China, at the sea postage rates as
full compensation for the service, which will
amount to not over $500 per month.
.Gen. Babcock, Superintendent of Fnblio
Buildings, asks $773,000 as his estimated ex
penses for next year.
A negro named Zack Gordon, who bad been
arrested for attempting to outrage a white
woman, was taken from the jail by a mob at
Athens, Term., on Friday, and shot to death,
bis body being riddled with bnllcts.
A prison guard in Louisiana has been discov
ered in tbe horrible eport of turning convicts
ooseforthe purpose of exercising the blood
Yellow fever of a malignant type has broken
rat at Poscagoula, Miss.
The late election in the Cherokee Nation, for
First and Second Chiefs, Senators, and mem
bers of the National and Grand Council, and
for district officers, passed off quietly. William
P. Boss was elected Chief.
The delegation to the Alabama Constitutional
Convention stands 81 Democrats, 13 Republi
cans, and 6 Independents.
The New York Republicans will bold their
State Convention at Saratoga on the 8th of
The Independents of San Francisco, CoL,
have nominated Sam Brannon for Congress.
Alexander H. Stephens looms up as a possible
candidate for Governor of Georgia.
Jeff Davis, President of the late Southern
Confederacy, hafe accepted an invitation to bo
present and address tho Winnebago County
(HI.) Agricultural Society, at Roekford, on the
11th of September.
A Maiyland Judge has decided that tho first
holder of a railroad ticket alone can use it
Ex Gov. William A. Graham, of North Caro
lina, died at Saratoga Springs last week. Mr.
Graham was the Whig candidate for Vice-President
in 1852, Gen. Scott being tbe nominee for
Serious fears are entertained of a general
Indian outbreak. News received at Washing
ton indicates a very unsettled cond tiou of af
fairs among the Sioux, occasioned by the
depredations of the miners in the Black Hills,
and it is doubtful if these restless savages will
wait until the meeting of the council proposed
by t e commission sent out by the Interior De
partment Even if they do, this council is
bound to break up inhormoniously on account
of the demands that will be made by tbe Sioux
for damages to bo paid them for the wrongful
nvasion of the Black Hills by the miners. As
the Interior Department has no fund to pay
claims, and Congress is not in session to ap
propriate money, it is believed the council will
certainly break up in a row. It is reported
that the Sioux bave already made out a bill for
damages to the amount of several hundred
thousand dollars. The Black Hills question
promises now to have a bloody solution.
According to accounts from Damascus to the
23d of July, cholera was raging there. Four
hundred eases were reported daily, but the real
number was concealed. The Christian quar
ters are deserted. Sudden deaths occur in the
streets. There are no physicians, medicines,
Mr. Schoez, of Vicksburg, Miss., won the sil
ver cup in the international rifle shooting
match at Stuttgart, Germany.
There were serious riots in Glasgow, Scot
land, during tho O'Connell centenary celebra
tion. Many police were badly injured, reces
sitating the services of the military.
Capt Bogardus, the American pigeon-slaugh
terer, defeated his English opponent Rim ell,
The trial of Alexander and William Collie,
who recently failed for some $15,000,000, on
the charge of obtaining money on false pre
tenses, was brought to on abrupt stop in Lon
don, the other day, by the announcement that
the elder brother had absconded. His bail
was declared forfeited, and the trial postponed
for a month.
Late advices from South America report that
the electoral struggle for President of the
United States of Columbia threatens to become
a general war, and a division of tbe country.
There was an anti-voccina 'ion riot in Mon
treal last week.
Spain bas called for an additional ley of
100,000 men for the purpos 3 of speedily ending
Advices from San Miguel, Central America,
tbe scene of the recent religious massacre,
fully confirm previous reports of the atrocity
of the affair. Tbe government is bringing
the participants to justice, nearly a hundred of
the ringleaders having so far been shot
The American Consul at Tripoli has been in
sulted, and a man-of-war has been dispatchel
thither to demand satisfaction.
Mr. Gladstone has published another pamph
let in which he discusses anew the questions
relative to the papacy, which formed the sub
ject of his former pamphlets on " Vaticanism."
The present publication takes the same strong
grounds against the papacy, and predicts
trouble in future, both in Britain and on tho
continent from that source.
The obsequies of Hans Christian Anders sen
were held at Copenhagen on the 11th of August
The ceremonies were touching and impressive.
The day was made one of national mourning
throughout Denmark. Business was suspended
and flags placed at half-mast
The government has prohibited the sale in
France of Mr. Gladstone's writings against the
London has had another bad financial failure
that of a heavy iron firm, with about $600,
000 in liabilities, and only about half that
amount in assets.
Tho insurrection in Herzegovina iB becoming
formidable. A battle has been fought be
tween the Turks and the insurgents, in which
the former were badly worsted.
A THEORY OF THE STORMS.
They are Explained by Father Secchi's
Observations on the Sun's Bulk.
[Ann Arbor (Mich.) Letter to New York Graphic.]
For nearly two months reports of
great and disastrous inundations have
been coming in from various extended
districts of Europe and America, and lat
terly from Africa and Asia. In South
ern France there has been the greatest
destruction of life and property; many
large tracts of land in England as in
Somerset, Wilts, Gloucester, Leicester
shire are now submerged ; in South
Wales the loss of life and property has
been enormous; violent storms have
raged in South' America, and in our
Western States acres upon acres of pas
ture and corn lands are under water;
rivers are rising high above their ordin
ary level; and iu Colorado, where rain is
generally unknown at this season of the
year in California, where rain in June
is an anomaly, the water has fallen in
overwhelming torrents. It seems as
though a univeisal deluge were immi
nent. Heavy deposits of rain, bail and
snow have caused the floods, and in or
dinary circumstances, though storms are
rightly supposed to be due mainly to
local causes, yet when these phenomena
simultaneously become so general in
places widely sundered it is a logical
necessity to seek for some general cause
of them all.
That the size and distribution of the
solar spots have an electro-magnetic ef
fect on the earth and are connected with
the occurrence of storms other than
magnetic storms is now fully known,
but observations made by Father Sjeochi
during tho years 1871-72 have cast still
further light on this point by showing
that the size of the sun is not always the
same, but that it varies in such a way
that when the solar diameter has mini
mum values the number of spots and
protuberances are at their maximum.
During a violent solar storm, when jets
of incandescent hydrogen ninety or a
hundred thousand miles in length are
darting towards the earth, the solar di
ameter is less tlian during periods of
comparative calm. According to Cap
tain Ericsson, the permanent contrac
tion of the sun's diameter is 120.7 feet
every day, but the temporary fluctua
tions are vastly greater than this, and
capable of producing terrestrial storms
proportionally to thoir activity. The
dynamic activity of the sun is greatest
when the diameter is the smallest, and
vice versa. Of late there have been no
ticed greater and more rapid fluctua
tions than at any time since Father
Secchi's announcement was mode; speo
txoscopio observations made here show
this in a remarkable degree. Tho most
plausible theory of tho terrestrial storms
I am able to give is that they are caused
by nnusu.d elcctro-inagnotic and ther
mometrio conditions caused by these
unusually active und rapid changes in
Thebb are in this country, by the cen
sus of 1870. 72,000 religious societies,
63,000 church edifices, and church prop
erty to the value of ?35 1,000,000, with
sittings lor more than Z1,UUU,UUU persons.
There are 43,000 clergymen in the United
Bisnop Go8s, of Georgia, wanting
320,000 to finish the Catholic Cathedral
in Savannah, the money was at once fur
nished by the members of his congrvga
tion, and he could have had as lPHih
more if he had asked for it.
Reminiscences of the Late Ex-President—
Some Notes of Interest About the Impeachment
[J. B. McCullagh, in St. Louis Globe.]
One day I think it was very soon after
the reassembling of Congress in Janu
ary, 1867 word was sent to me in the
reporters' gallery that President Johnson
would like to see me that evening at 8
o'clock. Well, of course I called at the
White House that evening. I was
scarcely seated when Mr. Johnson asked
mo if 1 had not written a letter to the
Cincinnati Commercial about Senator
Drake. He had seen or hoard of it, and
ho wanted to get a copy of it, to have it
republished in the National Intelli
gencer, since defunct. The letter re
ferred to was a review of Mr. Drake's
early career as a pro-slavery Democrat
in Missouri, provoked by a rebuke
which, as a Republican Senator, he had,
very soon after his admission to the Sen
ate, administered to Wilson, Fessenden,
and others for their " timidity and con
servatism. " Johnson's personal interest
in the matter arose from the fact that
Mr. Drake had introduced a resolution
censuring him (Johnson) for one of his
reconstruction messages. "I would
like to have that letter printed in the
Intelligencer on the same day that Drake
makes his speech in support of his reso
lution against me. D n him, I want
to let the people see the kind of men
who are calling me a traitor and a rene
gade." I promised to comply with his
request, and in due time the letter found
its way into the Intelligencer. It made
Drake' very mad, and called him into the
Senate one morning with a hatfull of
manuscript by way of personal explana
tion, but the facts were against him, and
he never afterward shook his finger at
the old Republican Senators to tell them
they were timid. .""
The impeachment scheme hod not
then assumed very important propor
tions, but I think Mr. Ashley had
already offered a resolution of impeach
ment; at any rate Mr. Johnson seemed
to know what was coming, and he talked
freely and bitterly against his enemies,
whom he denounced as usurpers, and
rebels, and traitors, all in league to
subvert the Constitution. The elections
of the previous fall 1866 had gone
largely against him, and his Philadel
phia Convention had proved a great
failure, but he attributed a great deal of
this to the treachery of the Democratic
party, whose leaders, he said, were
afraid he wanted to be a Democratic
candidate for 1868, whereas, according
to his own declaration,, nothing was fur
ther from his purpose. "Six months iu
this position," said he, " would disgust
anybody. You hear nothing from morn
ing till night but the cry of Office
office office.' It's the old cry of Beef
beef beef,' that Patrick Henry talked
abcut in Evolutionary times. " Having
listened rather than talked to Mr. John
son for an hour or more, as I rose to
leave I asked him if I might use the sub
stance of his talk for a letter to the
Commercial, and he replied, with care
less cheerfulness, iu the affirmative ;
' that is," said he, " if youpnt me down
right; but the d d newspapers are as
bad as the politicians in misrepresent
ing me. I don't want you to take my
side," said he; "I can fight these fel
lows single-horded; but put me down
correctly. I assured bim I would do so,
and I afterward got his own word for it
that the promise wa kept He was
greatly pleased, and soon in less than
two weeks, I think he sent for me
again. " I want to give these fellows "
this waa always the term he used in
speaking of Congress, pointing in the
direction of the Capitol as he spoke
" hell," said he, " and I think I can do
it better through your paper than
through a message, because the people
read' the papers more than they read
TnAoaacrofl " . . . .
JOHNSON AND GRANT.
When, very early in 1868, Gen.
Grant after the Senate had refused to
sanction the surrender of Stanton, re
signed the position into the hands of Mr.
Stanton, there was no measure of de
nunciation of Grant by Johnson. 1 had
heard him abuse Thad Stevens, Sumner,
and all the rest of the Republican lead
ers, but his language was mild and dec
orous compared with what he called
Grant s treachery, lie told me once of
a cabinet meeting in which ho confronted
Uen. Grant with the qnection ot veraci
ty, and said he, "I pinned him down to
it, and he looked as if the floor would
open under him and let him through."
The quarrel thus begun lasted while both
men lived, and it furnished the occasion
for the violation of a precedent as old as
the country. The custom had always
been for the outgoing and the incoming
Presidents to ride to the Capitol in the
same carringe on Inauguration Day, as
joint participators in the quadrennial
ceremonies. On the 4th of March, 1869,
it took two carriages to do what one had
always done before. The next day I
met Mr. Johnson on Pennsylvania ave
nue and spoke of the matter to him.
" Well, said he, "1 did my part of the
business. I sent him an invitation, but
he didn't accept it This, it is proper
to say, is an expurgated report of the
ex-President's observations. It must
not be supposed that Gen. Grant was
behind Johnson in the matter of person
al denunciation. He kept his end of
the line up in a less demonstrative but
quite as effective way. What his curses
locked in loudness they made up in
JOHNSON AND CHARLES I.
I was walking with Johnson one Sun
day evening on general subjects of poli
tics, when he suddenly interrupted me.
S ad he, " Do you remember what sort
of a court it was that tried and convicted
Charles I" I replied, "That to the
best of my recollection, it wa a court
appointed by Parliament and composed
of members of that body, officers of the
army' and citizens of London." " How
many were there in it I" said Mr. John
son. 1 replied that there were some
where between sixty and seventy mem
bers in that court Then he burst out
" And how many of these d d scoun
drels are thcro over there?" pointing
toward the Capito'. I replied that there
were then twenty-seven States repre
sented, making fifty four Senators.
" Well," ho continued, " do you know
what became of tho men who convicted
King Chories how many of them died
in thoir beds and how many run away
from the country after tho restoration ?"
I could not answer this question directly,
but I promised to go to the Congressional
Library next day and read all about the
subject, in the " History of the Regi
cides." "I wish yon would," said the
President " and I want you to make out
a summary of tho thiug, and get it into
the papers." He was so anxious on this
subject that ho was not willing to have
mo amid this particular letter t- Cin
cinnati, bnt iu-itcd that it should le
printed in a New York p.iper, so that it
would get back to Washington in time
" to show these d d scoundrels what
fate was in store for them. " His request
was complied with, and a few days later
a New York paper solemnly warned the
Senators of the fate of the Regicides.
HOW SAULSBURY WAS SOBERED.
Mr. Willard Saulsbury was a Demo
cratic Senator from Delaware, with good
intentions, but a very decided weakness
for toddy. He would stay sober for
months sometimes, but the mere smell
of liquor would start him on a spree that
might last for- weeks. He had been
quite steady for a long time, and prom
ised to abstain entirely from liquor
while the impeachment trial lasted.
One evening a young man called at his
room and desired an interview, which
was granted. Ho represented himself
as the agent of a wine and liquor im
porting house in New York, who had
come to Washington to have the tariff
amended with respect to these articles,
and he would like to interest the Senator
in his cause. He concluded his remarks
by saying that he had brought some
samples of wine and brandy with him,
and asking the Senator's permission to
send a ' few bottles to his room. Sauls
bury immediately saw in this proposition
a plot to get him drunk, so that he might
be either absent from the Senate whon
the vote on impeachment was taken, or
that, going to the Senate in a state of
intoxication, ho might be expelled, as
had often been threatened in his case.
Indeed, a resolution for his expulsion
had once been offered and was then on
the calendar of the Senate. It looked
then, on a close calculation, as if one
vote subtracted from the Democratic
side would secure Johnson's conviction.
Saulsbury orderod the bogus wine-merchant
out of his room in short order, and
immediately acquainted several of his
friends with the details of the plot.
It reached - Johnson's ' ears very
soon. "They can't beat me any
other way," said the President
"and they are trying to get the jury
drunk." It was immediately resolved
by Johnson's friends to keep a close
watch on Saulibury, and this precaution
was soon rendered necessary. Sauls
bury, whether as the result of a conspir
acy, or in obedience to his own sweet
will, got furiously drunk on the day
rendered memorable in the history of
the trial- by the anti-impeachment
speeches of Fessenden, Trumbull, and
other Republicans. It was a secret
session of the Senate, but it soon got
noised about that Saulsbury was trying
to get the floor to make a drunken
speech. Half an hour latter he would
probably have been expelled. But he
was persuaded to leave the Senate, and
he was accompanied to his room, where
he was put to bed. The vote was ex
pected the next day, and, as it was im
portant to have Saulsbury present, a
consultation was held as to the best and
quickest means of sobering him off
Somebody suggested a big fright as a
good thing for him under the circum
stances. There was a Babcock fire ex
tinguisher in the hall, which was im
mediately transferred to the bedside of
the tipsy Senator. Saulsbury rose on
his haunches to know what the infernal
thing was for, and the agonizing manner
in which he begged for mercy when fold
that it was a stomach pump, and that it
would be applied to him if he were not
duly sober by 5 in the morning, will not
soon be forgotten by the few who wit
nessed it From that day forward until
the vote was taken Saulsbury was sent to
the Senate every day in a hack, and his
movements were carefully watched so
that he was present to vote against im
peachment when the final vote was taken.
News from the Far West.
From ' the liocky Mountain Newt
(Denver) we gather the following items :
Bishop Hatch, of Utah, is under ar
rest in Idaho, for attempting to estab
lish a polygamous colony in' that Terri
tory. Six soldiers were recently drowned in
the Yellowstone, just below the Great
Falls, by the capsizing of a boat
At Ogden, last Thursday, three per
sons w re drowned in a singular manner
in the Weber river. John Robb, a boy
10 years of age, fell off a log into the
torrent and Jesse Robb, his father,
jumped in to rescue him. Edwin E.
Fuller, seeing that father and son were
likely to be lost, plunged in to save them,
and all three were drowned.
One hunter, not long since, shot
seventeen elk in a single hour on the
Humptulip river, in Chehalis county,
Idaho. The animals are bigger than
beeves, weighing 800 and 900 pounds
when dressed, and their skins are very
large, heavy, and of fine quality. The
lucky hunter probably made $60 from
bis hour's shooting, saving only the
skins, and letting thousands of pounds
of delicious meat go to waste.
Frank Yates, a disgusted and disap
pointed miner, has arrived at Cheyenne
from the Black Hills. He exhibits $3.20
in gold dust and says it was washed out
by three men in hi teen days.
Van H. Fisk, of Helena .Montana, is
on the way to that Territory from the
States, via Ogden. with 1,600 head of
sheep, which, by the time they have
wmnliiul lwi.. Jiimum'a iTi .1 will ltovA
traveled nearly 2,000 miles.
Wyoming's taxable property is re
turned at 3,081,005.35, an increase over
lost year of $1,260,943.85, and in Albany
county $595,652.91. The Territorial
Board of Equalization has just levied a
tax-of three mills on the dollar valuation
A Woman Free Mason.
Harper's Bazar says that it is a mis
take to suppose that the lady who con
cealed herself in a room where a
"lodge" was about to be held, and who
when discovered was compelled or al
lowed to be initiated, is a myth. The
"clock case" may be a myth, but the
ladv is not She was the Hon. Mrs.
Aldworth, and continued through life to
take an active interest in tho Order into
which in her vonth she had so strangely
gained admission. She founded the
Dublin Benevolent Institution for Or
phan Daughters of Masons. Her por
trait still hongs in tho principal lodge
room in Cork, and under it in a glass
case, the apron and jewel sho used to
wear when she attended lodge meetings.
To Keep Thin.
If a man inclined to obesity desires to
keep reasonably turn, he must deny nun-
self some of the luxuries of the table and
take plenty of exercise. Horseback-
riding, playing at billiards, fencing,
swimming and gymnastics, are all equally
excellent At table, he should abstain
from bread, butter, milk, beer, potatoes,
pudding, and from sugar in every Bhape.
Biscuit or dry bread, every kind of fish
except salmon, every kind of meat ex
cept pork, aud all vegetables except po
tatoes may be eaten. Plenty of fruit is
also recommended. By persevering in
thn regime ii " fat man may soon be
cjiue less of u burden to himself, and
enjoy hue me.
In the middle of his face,
Kerer getting out of plaoe,
Is his nose.
Multiplying bristly there.
The carbuncle gleam and glare
Aa it grows.
Strang the history it has.
Strange tee things which comes to pass
Bound that nose.
Time full many ehange wrought,
Uen were sold and men war bought ;
Bull it blows.
How it swells in lurid pride,
HoTring lightly o'er the tide
As there flows
Underneath its purple grin
Stream on stream of rippling gin,
Long and earnest wos the work.
But his soul no toil would shirk,
How it grows I
When he sinks into the grare
May grim death unto na sava
His big nose.
Who would lose the gentie wheeie.
Muddy snuffle, rattling sneeae . . . .
Who will check the rising tear
When in pallor on the bier.
Home it goes?
Wit and Humor.
The mosquitoes prefer open bars.
Ancient Grangers The Mower-bites
When is a glass of grog like a locomo
tive ! A)hen it's a steamin' gin.
A vunnvmumrr nf the death of A doer
by a marine reporter Another bark lost
"What comes after Ti" asked a
teacher of a small pupil who. was learn-ina-
the alphabet He received the be
witching reply, "You do to sea
A vounq man in Lancaster sent a dol
lar to a firm in New York who adv rtised .
a receipt to prevent bad dreams. He
received a small sup oi paper, on wniuu
was printed, " Don't go to sleep."
" KswrvAMSTa. indeed I" said Mrs.
Partintrton. "I ain't got no patients
with such folks. I made my dear P.
promise faithful that if 1 proceeded him
to mv grave ho . never would taae
TiAnv visitor fto small bovV So your
eldast brother's name is Maximilian.
What do you call him? Boy Maxey,
mnw. .vlmfnw Anil fhA hairs' wriat'a
her name r Boy Minnie, mum. Vis
itor And wmcn are twins i jjoy ieui .
an' I, of course. Fun.
TThaw VuiTti rt mvtmiaAfl ft, ItATITIV ll V lllfl
mother if he would take a dose of castor
oil, a bad little boy obtained the money,
and then told his parent that she might
" cast her oil" into the street He will
make a humorous newspaper para
graphist one of these days.
A cockney, tourist met a Scotch lassie
going barefoot to ward uiasgow.
'T,orin" naiil ha. " I should like to
know if all the people in these parts go
Dareiootr r arc or em uu, wu wm
root. tf 'aid mind their own business." .
was the rather settling reply. ' ' -
Tvaam vhnf. wftfl Joe's arm doinsr
round your waist when you were at tho
front gate last night?" asked a preco
cious boy of his sister. . "His arm
wasn't round my waist ; I won a belt
f.m h.'m or.,1 ha wna fadnns mv mea-
1JUIII uuu, uuu mmv (J V
sure," replied the indignant young lady.
A ThrrnnTTRB was called as a witness in a
nf the Justices vesterdav.
and when tbe oath was administered he
raised both hands and said: "1 snail
spoke noddings what ain't drew if I
never hope to die so quick as a minute !"
He was so earnest ana soieaun uu ma
lawyers let him alone. Detroit Free
I sang my love : " Come down, come down
And sail the crinkled rirer !" .
She sent to me a skreezy frown
That pnt me in a quiver.
I swirled and screeled : " Oh, pray, my love,
Come ssil the acroonchy waterl"
She flightered wildly, like a dove.
And in my boat I caught her.
JL J!a3 A 1V1V1A X AA-' auusn, O
thickly-bearded stranger entered a Gns-ati-oof
harlier rIiot). and in response
to the inquiry if . he would like to bo
shaved he repnea : tes, sir, you uua-aoi-.la
mntumrttihlA. akulkincr hicrhwav
m'rafo' T wnnlrl " He removed his hat
drew a navy revolver, cocked it and sit-
Y,ia l.anil hn -nntinned : " Now. KO
ahead? If you ask me to have my hair
. T . -r i j j flr ., 1
cut, or say mat x nave uimuruu, ui i,
my chin, or ask me to buy your hair .
restorer, I'll shoot you dead in your
tracks!" That barber didn't say one
t vn ivm -TY,;ia Rmile." remarked
the court as a girl about 18 years old
nipped out " but the law wants to know
why you threw a pop-ooiuo inxuugu a
window on Beaubien street last night"
" Has any one a rigm w uuara iuva
me?" she asked.
ff T swnv nont. ATrH. .TolmflOil fL
tfcUU oil a waul? I
and then shook her fist at me like this
, and then I flew mad. .
" WelL Miss Prim, it was your duty
to pass right on without seeming to no
tice her, even if she had stood on the
i a mn a. nfrnwrterrv blonde.
OtC WHi J v w ,
or yelled out that your pull-back dress
didn't pull Daca lor arnicas, im n uij
clerK over were, ajuuwh. era j uj
u.c.aAa nlnnn- fliA utmpf onmA one calls
llO uaco ntvug
out 'Shoot that neck-tie!' or 'See those
little cane I' but he never lets on to hear.
knows his duty, and he loiows wna
I won't do such a thing again, sir,"
u Wrtll T snan'a nnnifiri von for what
you are not going to do, but in this case
j $1U or sixty aaya.
qu AO onMioflv- on Aver, mnnetl
Oill, otwj - 1 1 1
back into the corridor, and was last seen
writing a message to ner sister on a suae
Detroit Free Press.
A Wild Boy Caught.
[From the Austin (Texas) Times.]
fivtm HTnrenfl veft
terday, aud brought the news of tho cap-
" 1 -1 -l fn-im 1 1 w t
Ot ft Wli(l WJ B WW llAUOT iiuiu
rpiia Vww waa first discovered
wallowing in a pond of shallow water,
tUlU " m.il nj'j'- vj-.-.-. -
i. I. w..i ntnninff fllinnt a Till 111 lx
when approacueu u wuao uw
UlUUWl-JJUHI . n
fore he could lie ovenaaen uy mra uu
ponies. Hiding up near, mo ooy was
lassoed, wnen a neroo ouuuxw --uouc.t,
the strange being striking, kicking, and
lunging about in the most fearful man
ner, and apparently neiug inyuicmsu Al
most to death. Finally he was overpow
ered, tied, and taken to the house of tho
man who first discovered him. His
body was discovered to lw covered
with a growth of hair about four
inches long, and from rize and appear
ance he is supposed ti lie alnmt twelve .
years oLL He is nnublo to talk, hn
possessesYeasouiiig power, and now fol
lows his captor about like a dog.