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VOL. VIII.--NO. 41.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1875.
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cal interest are solicited.
Theek is woman in Chicago who Las
been married for two years and baa
never ottered a word to her husband.
She is dumb. " ' . ',
A movement is on foot at Nashville to
have ex-President Johnson's remains,
with those of Jackson and Polk, placed
in a grand mausoleum, to be erected
on the State Capitol grounds.
Don C AMOS has had the effrontery
to write to his "dear Cousin Alfonso,"
King of Spain, asking him to give up the
position he holds, and join in placing
him (Don Carlos) on the throno instead.
This modest epistle- is signed-: " Thy
cousin that loves thee. Carlos."
Tkb widow of Andrew Johnson . is
prostrated by the shock of her husband's
sudden death. She has long been an
invalid, and it is thought that she will
not long Burvive. 'Mr. J ohnson was but
nineteen years old when he married, and
by his wife he was taught writing and
arithmetic There was a devoted at
tachment between them all throrgh their
Mb. John F. Cleveland, the financial
editor of the New York Tribune, was
roughly handled in the New York Stock
Exchange, the other day, by a lot of
brutal brokers who did not relish the
tone of his money articles. Mr. Cleve
land is an old gentleman, and his gray
hairs ought to secure him immunity from
personal assault at least But these bar
barians, whose souls and bodies ore
given np wholly to the worship of Mam
mon, have no respect for gray hairs, and
they hustled the venerable editor around
in a most ruffianly manner, kicking and
striking him in the face, and only ceas
ing their maltreatment when he gained
the street. .-
Miss Annie Culver, of Pennsylvania,
a young lady of education and refine
ment, who became religiously possessed
with the conviction that she " had a
call " to convert the heathen, was sent
as missionary to the Fiji Inlands. This
was her first venture in heathen-conversion,
and she was dumbfounded when
her Sunday school class of men, women
and children appeared before her in
the scanty costume of their native sim
plicity, consisting mainly of a necklace
of hog's teeth. Annie is now on her re
turn trip, believing that she was mis
taken in hearing the "call," and firmly
Onvinced that the Fiji Islanders are
more in need of clothing than they are
' In spite of the convincing testimony
developed in the trial of Bishop Lee,
the leader of the Mountain Meadow Mas
sacre, the jury failed to convict him.
This might have been expected. To
convict Lee would be to condemn the
whole Mormon Church. Already re
ports reach us, of threatened outrages by
Indians baptized into the . Mormon
Church, and this is doubtless the ' first
result of the failure of the late trial.
The Mormon leaders, emboldened by
their success in the. Territorial courts,
-and having thousands of willing redskins
at their pommand, will now, probably,
seek to avenge themselves against those
witnesses who dared to testify against
them. But, if we mistake not, they will
soon reach the end of the rope, and
speedy and bloody retribution will yet be
meted out to them by the soldiers of
Nature has been in a terrible mood
this summer. ' We had scarcely heard of
the terrible earthquake in South Amer
ica when news came of fearful inunda
tions in France. The Garonne was over
filled in one hour. In six hours the
valley had been turned into a lake, and
a flood rushed on, destroying the crops,
Louses, and bridges in its way. In a
few hours Toulouse was submerged and
St Cyprien engulfed. One thousand
persons in St Cyprien alone were killed
by falling houses and drowned by rush
ing waters. It is stated that altogether
3,000 lives were lost, 3,000 bouses de
molished, and $20,000,000 worth of prop
erty destroyed. A few days later news
reached us of inundations in England
and Wales, and then came the disasters
in our own country. In the West it had
rained for weeks, the rivers began to
overflow, and .farms, houses, and crops
were washed away by the fearful flood
of waters. The summer of 1875 will be
memorable as one of the most disastrous
in all parts of the world ever known.
A horse rags terminated in an extra
ordinary and laughable manner at Lin
coln, HL, recently. A running match of
800 yards for $200 was concluded be
tween the owners of the hoises Nail-
driver and White Eye. As is generally
the case, it was determined beforehand
which horse should win the race, and in
this instance White "Eye, though by far
the poorest nag, was to come in ahead.
After this mutual and honest arrangement
between the owners and one or two
"posted" friends, the conspirators pro
ceeded to buy np all the "pools" they
could get on White Eye, at three to one,
and staked neavily. They put a big
huuky boy on Naildriver, in order to
hold her back, and giving White Eye
about fifty feet the start, the race com
menced. White Eye did his level best,
but Naildriver danced np to him wildly,
and the boy jerked her out of the course
into the weeds. Naildriver, evidently
surprised, but not discouraged, leaped
nto the right track, and plunged madly
forward, while the boy tried to run her
into the opposite fence. This only
served to enrage the fiery mare, and
spite of all efforts on the part of her
jder, aft? fle forward, passed the Strug-
gling White Eye, and came in one
length ahead. Time, 47 seconds. To
make the intended swindle moro plain,
the rider of the mare declared it was no
"go," . as he did not understand the
start Even tho White Eye men tried
their utmost to instruct the judge that
he did not declare a "go." This dis
gusted the citizens present, about 200 in
number. The judge, a Mr. Shaw, was
as fixed in his determination as had
been the Naildriver, and after thanking
the agitated owners for their instructions,
declared it the mare's race, amid loud
applause. May all judges and race-horses
emulate Mr. Shaw and Nail driver.
There are 3,000 bridges and culverts
in Hamilton county.
An old German of 80, named Chris
tian Fuerstein, ended hisearthly troubles
at Cleveland, the other day, by hanging
himself to a tree.
Two young men, lithographers, named
Vogt and Tebe, while out boating, were
drawn under a steamer's wheel at Cin
cinnati, recently, and drowned.
Levi Stagg, a fanner living near Qo
hanna, Franklin county, while walking
in a field near his house, the other day,
was struck by lightning and instantly
Representatives of the colored
Knights Templars of the district em
bracing -Ohio and portions of Indiana,
Kentucky, and Michigan, met in council
at Columbus last week. A . banquet, a
grand drill, and installation of officers
were the features of the occasion.
The following gentlemen have been
appointed Postmasters at the places
named: Cad wallader, Tuscarawas coun
ty, John Wallace; Five Points, Pick
away county, William H. Bowlen;
Paintersville, Green county, James W.
Mullin, Jr.; Putnam, Muskingum
county, Mrs. Eliza A. Large.
James A. Bughek, Mayor of Clifton,
a suburb of Cincinnati, has been charged
with assault and battery upon and false
imprisonment of the wife of a well
known Cincinnati coal merchant The
The husband will sue Bugher for $25,
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.
AnnATTAiff Pabieba has. surrendered
himself to the detectives, being suspect
ed of robbing his father's pawn-shop, in
Cincinnati, of $6,000 worth of goods.
He declares his innocence, and is confi
dent he con prove that he hod nothing
to do with the robbery.
Mas. Annie Sumner, of Cincinnati, a
young married woman, used coal oil to
kindle the fire the other morning, and
two hours after was dead. Her clothing
was all burnt off her, and she suffered
untold agony. As a consequence of her
suffering she gave birth to a dead infant
a short time before she died. .
. Near Gallipolis, one morning last
week, Gny Millikenjshot Wm. Faulkner
in the eye with a revolver, killing him
instantly. - Both were colored, and a
fend had existed between them for some
time. Faulkner made frequent threats
to kill MiHiken, and attacked him with
an ax when they met when the latter
ran to his house, procured a revolver,
and shot the would-be murderer.
L. J. Adams, baggagemaster on the
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and In
dianapolis railroad, running between
Cleveland and Galion, has been arrested,
charged with robbing a passenger's bag
while in his charge. His house was
searched, and goods consisting of ladies'
wearing apparel, watches, diamonds,
jewelry, eta, valued at $2,719 was re
covered. Adams is in jail, and has made
full confession, in which he implicates
several persons, to whom he claims he
has disposed of stolen goods.
The Cincinnati Gazette prints reports
from 140 county seats where the late
flood occurred, and the prospects are
much better than was expected. Wheat
and oats suffered a loss; of the former,
two-thirds of a crop will be saved; of the
latter, less than one-half of the crop can
be saved. Of corn there will be more
than the average crop, owing to the in
crease of acreage. Potatoes will yield
largely, although some few complain of
rot At most points the yield will be
over the average. The hay crop will
not fall short of the average in quantity,
but the quality is not so good as usual.
The following is a statement of the
condition of the National Bonks of Ohio
at the close of business on Wednesday,
the 30th of June, 1875 :
Loansand diacountB. .....$ 65,375,28.67
U. S. bonds to secure circulation .... 26,031 ,950.00
H. S. bonds to secure deposits 1,556,000.76
U. 8. bonds on band 847,55t.00
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages. 1,226,710.76
Due from redeeming and reserve
Due from other National banks 2,015,997.85
Due from State banks and bankers.. 976,1G0.69
Real estate, furniture and fixtures. . . 1,964,294.74
Current expenses...... 310.6G8.84
Premiums paid 'J96,:i5).9u
Checks ana other csn items 49,7-i.ro
Exchanges for clearing-house 1:16,711.12
Bills of other National banks 844,253.00
Fractional currency 150,429.64
Legal-tender notes.... 4,710,246.00
U. b. certificates ox deposit lor legal-
tender notes Hl5.ouo.uu
Five per cent, redemption fund with
Due from treasurer other than 6 per
Capital stock paid in t 29,590,9:12.00
Surplus fund 6,338,979.9:1
Undivided profits 2,4fi0,!90.25
National bank notes outstanding... 22,903,835.00
Bute bank notes ouistanding 58,531.00
Dividends unpaid 74,781.97
Individual deposits 84,110,087.17
D. 8. deposits 759,733.81
Deposits of U. 8. disbursing officers 90,790.06
Due to National banks.
Due to State banks and bankers
Notea and billa re-discounted
Bins payabla. . ..,,.,
Kumbtr of banks, ITS,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The Northern Faoino Railroad, with all its
franchises, including the franchise to be a.
Company, and all the property except the lands
which have been patented, waa sold at New
York, the other day, under a decree of court
for the nominal sum of $100,000. It waa
bought by the Committee representing the
bondholders, who have assented to the plan
A statement 1 the affairs of Duncan, Sher
man & Co. show their liabilities to be 4,872,-
128, while their assets are considerably lees
than half that amount, namely, f 2,112,740.
On the closing day of the Rochester raoee
the little mare Lola, in the free-for-all race,
mado tho three fastest consecutive heats on
record, viz., 2:16, 2-15f 'and 2:t7, winning
the race against Goldsmith Maid and American
Three boys were drowned at Buffalo, N. Y.,
on tho 11th inst., while bathing.
Three men, named James Grogan, William
Gorton and Henry Martin, were drowned at
Passaic Falls, N. J by the upsetting of a boat.
A grand international pedestrian tournament
is to bo held in Now York in October.
Edwin Booth, tlie tragedian, was recently
thrown from his carriage, by the team taking
fright and running away, and received serious
injuries. The accident occurred at his coun
try residence in Connecticut.
Fortunately, the accident to Edwin Booth,
the tragedian, which was at first thought to be
fatal, turns ont to be but alight. Be sustained
a fracturo of one rib and the left elbow bone,
and in a few weeks will probably be able to re
sume his place upon the stage.
A sad and shocking suicide of a mother and
her children occurred at Harrisburg, Fa., a
few days ago. Mrs. Philip Beasinger, becom
ing madly jealous of her husband, dressed her
three little children as if intent on giving them
a pleasure walk. She proceeded to the canal,
where, assisted by the children, she gathered
stones sufficient to fill a basket, which she bed
to her waist. She then clasped the unsuspect
ing little ones under her arms and plunged into
" Buchu" Helmbold has just been confined
in a Philadelphia lunatic asylum.
Duncan, Sherman & Co. propose to settle
with their creditors on the basis of 33 cents
on the dollar.
A Cuban privateer, the Uruguay, has escaped
from New York, laden with arms, ammunition,
and stores for the relief of the insurgents.
During the recent high water in the Ohio
river the levee at Shawnee town, HI., gave way
and the whole town was flooded with eight feet
of water, causing immense damage to property.
Fortunately the people received timely warning
of the impending disaster, and by fleeing to the
bills back of town saved themselves from
The editor of thu Lawrence (Kansas) Spirit
of Kansas, has sued I he editor of the Lawrence
Standard for libel, laying damages, at $80,000.
Jeff Davis will deliver the annual address at
the Bartholomew (Ind.) fair, in September.
The Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway Com
pany are selling round-trip tickets from Peoria
to New York for $20.
Jeff Davis will not after all, deliver an ad
dress before tho Winnebago County (HI.) Ag
ricultural Society, he having declined to appear
on account of the opposition' manifested at
A frightful accident occurred last week on
the Ohio and Mississippi railroad, atLoogootee,
Ind. The express train going east at the rate
of forty miles an hour ran into an open switch
and collided with the mail train. Five persons
the mail agent and baggage-master of the
express bain, - and two brakemen and another
employe of the mail train were killed outright,
and six or seven passengers injured. On the
same day a passenger train on the same road
waa thrown from the track near Huron, Ind,,
and the engine and tender plunged into Beaver
Creek. No one was killed. The cause of the
accident was the removal of a rail, the design
of the perpetrators evidently being robbery.
A nurso in the St. Louis Insane Asylum, the
other day, gave three troublesome patients an
overdose of conium in order to make them
sleep soundly. He succeeded beyond his calcu
lations. ' Tho poor lunatics never awoke from
Mr. James EL McVicker, tho popular and
enterprising Chicago manager, has leased the
Grand Opera House in that city, and will run
it, with a first-class comedy company, under the
name of the "New Chicago Theater." Mc
Vicker thus becomes the owner of the two best
theaters in tho city.
The mineis in the Black Hills recently held a
meeting and resolved to peaceably abandon the
region for tho present Late reports from there
say the men are nearly all leaving. A few on
thenpper and remote creeks, it is said, will
The painful mystery surrounding the fate of
Prof. Donaldson, the aeronaut, and Newton S.
Grim wood, a Journal reporter, who ascended
from Chicago in a balloon on the 15th of July,
and sailed away over Lake Michigan, has at last
been partially solved by tho finding of the body
of tho unfortunate reporter on the cast shore
of the lake, between Whitehall and Pentwatur,
Mich. It was discovered on the lGth of August
by a stage driver while driving along the
beach, was turned over to a Justice of
the Peace, who, after the customary in
quest, consigned the remains to mother earth
in the regular bnrying-ground in Claybauks
township, Ocesua county. When found, the
body was flat on its face on a small pile of old
flood-wood. The hair was nearly all gone, and
the face badly disfigured. The nose was en
tirely gone, and the hat and boots were miss
ing. An India-rubber life-preserver was found
on the body. The preserver had a hole in
about two inches long. That the aeronauts
were lost in Lake Michigan during the gale
that swept over it on the evening of their de
parture does not now admit of a doubt.
A passenger train on the St. Louis, Kansas
City and Northern railroad went through a rot
ten bridge near Plattsbnrg, Ma, a few days
tinco. Three passengers were killed, eight or
ten had either their arms or legs broken, and
some twenty others were more or less injured.
Tho accounts of Shaffenburg, late United
States Marshal of Colorado Territory, show
deficit of about $100,000. Shaffenburg has
sloped, but the officers are after him.
A terrible affray occurred at Eberhardt City,
Nev., recently, between two men named Jack
son and Beck. The former plunged a bowie
knife to the hilt five times into the body
Beck, when a bystander struck Jackson down.
Then Beck, though dying of his wounds,
crawled to the prostrato form of Jackson, took
the knife that had been used with fatal effect
upon himself, and buried it in tho heart
The war between the competing railroads
running from St. Louis and Chicago to tho
Missouri river has ended, and the reduced fares
have jumped back to the old figures.
We have some moro guttering stories from
the Black Hills. Some miners are said to
taken out from $30 to $50 a day, and nuggets
have been found weighing from $15 to $85.
William Bradeu, n Indianapolis etatkmftr,
has failed for $145,000. Speculation in grain
The law-and-order people of Williamson
county, JiL, are evincing a determination to put
a stop to the lawlessness that has so long pre
vailed there. A militia company has been or
ganized with this view, and Gov. Beveridge has
shipped 100 guns and 5,000 cartridges with
which to arm the bold soldiers.
A battle recently occurred in Franklin county,
I1L, between a Sheriff's party of twenty-three
men and a body of fourteen Ku-Klnx. Infor
mation had been receivod that the night-riders
would visit the place of County Commissioner
J. B. Maddox, during a certain night, and pre
parations were made for their reception. At 2
o'clock in the morning they made their appear
ance, and the Sheriff ordered them to halt.
Their reply was: "We will not do it, sir,"
and they fired into the Sheriff's party. At
least six " guns answered thorn, when a
general engagement ensued, resulting in
the complete rout of the Kn-Klnx. A number
of them were wounded, as the garbs picked up
were covered with blood. .
A most brutal and unnatural murder is re
ported from Cincinnati, the victim being Wil
liam Moran, and the perpetrators being his own
brothers, Thomas and Nicholas Moran, who act
ually kicked him to death with their feet.
Washington is almost deserted, and all busi
ness of importance is at a standstill. During
several days of last week there was not a Cabi
net officer in the city.
The Secretary of the Treasury has just is
sued the twenty-fourth call for bonds. The
amount called for is $10,000,000 of the issue of
5-208 of 1864,
Postmaster-General Jewsll has removed a
large number of Postmasters for seeking to in
crease their salaries by a forced sale of stamps.
Secretary Bristow and Treasurer New are on
the beet of terms, all reports to the contrary
The following is an official statement' from
the Treasury Department of the government
receipts and expenditures, by warrants, for the
year ending June 30, 1875 :
Internal revenue 110,007,493
gsles of public lands l,ta,64U
Civil and miscellaneous t 71,070,702
War Department 41,120,645
Navy Department. 21.497,626
Indians and pensions..: 37.840,873
Interest on public debt 103,093,644
Total ordinary expenditures $274,633,902
The Peetoffice Department will ask tho next
Congress to devise a law -fixing some other
standard for Postmasters' salaries.
Postal cards to the number of 14,298,000
were issued during the month of July.
The Unrated Frecdman's Bank will pay 20 per
cent, in a few months.
The Treasury Department is hurrying for
ward the preparations necessary to the resump
tion of specie payment. It is estimated that
the amount needed will increase the bonded
debt to $350,000,000.
Corie V. Fischer, a colored school teacher
' Mississippi, has brought suit in the Su
preme Court of the District of Columbia
against the Pullman. Palace Car Company,
laiming $10,000 damages for refusal to allow
her to travel in a palace car from Cincinnati to
Friday, Aug. 13, waa a busy day for hangmen
in the South. In East Tennessee alone there
were three executions, viz.: John C. Webb, at
Knoxville, for murder, robbery, and rape;
W. H. Berry, at Bogoreville,,for the murder of
his wife ; and Ananias Honeycutt, at Tazewell,
for the murder of "his foster-father. All three
of the hangings were conducted in the old-
fashioned way of mounting the criminal on a
wagon and then driving the vehicle from under
him. At least 30,000 people witnessed the three
executions. All of the culprits protested their
innocence, but the evidence against them was
conclusive. Thomas Withers, a negro boy, waa
hung at Lynchburg on the same day for the
murder of a white girL The criminal died
hard. He succeeded three times in raising his
feet to the edge of the trap, and drew himself
up, but as often did the Sheriff push them off.
The railroads running between Nashville and
Louisville are carrying passengers at fifty cents
head, the result of lively competition.
The steamer Hugh Martin, plying between
Loudon and Knoxville, on the Tennessee river,
recently exploded her boiler, completely wreck
ing the boat. Four persons were killed and
L. T. Copeland, who a short time since pub
lished some statements in the Chicago Times
defamatory of ex-President Johnson's good
name and religions belief, was tarred and
feathered at Knoxville by indignant friends of
There has recently been great excitement in
Burke, Jefferson and Washington counties,
Ga., over an apprehended negro outbreak. A
letter purporting to be from the Secretary of
some unknown negro organization was found
in Washington county, ordering a massacre of
the whites on the 20th of August. The order
stated that Rivera, a colored militia General of
South Carolina, would be present and direct the
movement. The order said : "Kill every white
man and take every gun you can get. Have
all your companies ready. Kill with axes,
hoes and pitchforks, and get gunpowder and
shot as you kill." Another letter giving
substantially the same instructions was found
in Jefferson county. The whites, apprehend
ing danger, telegraphed to Macon for ammuni
tion, which was promptly furnished, and every
preparation made for the apprehonded attack.
A large number of negroes charged with being
implicated in the movement were arrested and
lodged in jail. For a time the greatest excite
ment prevailed, and it waa feared the whites
would take the imprisonod blacks from jail and
lynch them. At last accounts affairs were
quieting down, and no serious trouble was ap
prehended. It is charged by the whites that
the whole trouble was caused by a few worth
less, turbulent, designing negroes, who live
upon the credulity of the colored people.
The experiment of shipping peaches from
the East to the West has resulted disastrously
to the forwarders, on account of the high
freight rates. The only patties who mado
money by the operation were the railroad com
panies. liailroad fares between the East and West
have been advanced, and are nearly as high
they were before the late war bctweon the
Complete official returns of tho election
governor in Kentucky give McCrocry a majority
of 30,139 over Harlan, Republican. The vote
for McCreery is about 1,000 lent than tho ma
jority of Leslie in 1871. Tho House will stand
90 Democrats to 10 Republicans.
Senator Morton has gone to Maine to take
an active part in the campaign in that State,
His health, it is said, is completely restored.
The Governor of Tennessee has appointed
D. M. Key, a lawyer of Chattanooga, to
Andrew Johnson's unexpired term in the United
Hans Harmon, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was
cently slain in a duel at the University of Bres-
The British Parliament has been prorogued
Sill Oct, 29.
An Fngliahman named Webb recently undor
took the daring feat of swimming across the
English channel without a life-saving appar
atus. He accomplished half the distance in
seven hours, when, owing to increasing rough
ness of the waves, it was thought prudent to
take him on board the attending sloop. He
-was apparently not fatigued.
Cot Baker, who was recently convicted of
an indecent assault upon a young lady in a
railway car, has been dismissed from the
Xkitish army in disgrace.
DrexeL Hayes & Co., the American bankers
in Paris, are redeeming Duncan, Sherman k
Co. 'a Jotters of credit.
The Carlisle claim to have won an important
victory over tho Alf onsists at Arduna, Spain.
The insurrection in Herzogovina threatens
Jo become a religious war. .
Cortina; the Bio Grande bandit, is in jail in
the City of Mexico, and will shortly be tried by
a military court
Prince Charles Theodore, great-uncle of the
King of Bavaria, was recently thrown from bis
horse and instantly killed.
Another rebellion has broken out in Turkish
. Intelligence has been received at Vienna that
the inhabitants of the Bosnian provinces have
risen in insurrection along the whole length of
the river Save. The telegraph wires have been
cut, thirty Turku massacred, and all official
buildings burned. Numbers of refugees are
fleeing into Austria.
A troaty of commerce between China and Pe
ru has been concluded.
More than 80,000 persons attended mass in
St Augustine Church, London, on the 15th
inst., to celebrate the fete of Napoleon.
A body of 6, 000 Carlists attempted unsuccess
fully to raise the siege of Seo de UrgeL The
besiegers are expecting reinforoementa. The
fire upon the city is continued, and the citadel
has suffered serious damage.
The sum of $350,000 has beenraisod in Ger
many to iSdomnify Prussian priests for the
withdrawal of the state grant This is less than
half the amount withdrawn.
Late advices from South America bring in
telligence of the assassination of the President
of the Republic of Ecuador.
A Spanish vessel, shipping materials of war
at Barcelona, exploded recently, killing fifty
A steam yacht carrying Queen victoria and
the royal family, while on a pleasure trip
the other day, ran into and sunk another yacht
containing- a (arty of ladies and gentlemen,
three of whom were drowned and one killed.
None of the royal party were injured.
Numerous des tractive fires are reported in
The war in Spain goes bravely on, with vary
' The plot thickens in Eastern Europe, and
every day brings news of a fresh uprising.
Thus far the Turkish authorities have shown
but little activity in sending troops to the dis
turbed districts, and it is reported that those
sent forward for service in Bosnia have refused
to proceed, fearing to encounter the Provincials
in the mountain passes. The news also comes
that 10,000 Dalmatians are ready to join in the
fray, and. that an army of Servians are on the
way to reinforce the Herzegovinians, who have
thus far more than held their own against the
Turkish troops, and are visiting the despotic
rulers with fire and sword.
The American Consul at Port-au-Prince is
having trouble with the Haytien natives, and
has asked the government to send a man-of-war
there for his protection.
It is said that Austria has offered, under a
guarantee of the northern European empires,
to intervene for the pacification of the Herze
govinians, upon the basis of roform in the ad
ministration of the Christian provinces of
Turkey, but that the porte has refused the
The Reports of Damage by the Floods
[From the Chicago Times, 14th.]
We print this morning dispatches from
all parts of tho district covered by the
recent heavy rains and disastrous floods
in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
and Kentucky. Especial attention is
given to the Wabash and Ohio volleys,
where the damage done was supposed to
be the greatest. It will be observed that
in but few localities is the injury done
to tho harvested and growing crops as
great as was at first reported. The sub
sidence of the rivers and the week of
fine weather that has ensued, have re
vived the growing grain and dried the
shocks already harvested m such a man
ner as to leave it in very fair condition.
In Southwestern Ohio there will prob
ably be two-thirds of an average yield; in
Southern Indiana there will be nearly
three-fourths of the usual crop of grain;
along the Wabash there will be a little
more than half a crop, while in Southern
Illinois the damage done is little more
than nominal. In Kentucky everything
indicates a full crop of all the principal
It is shown that tho Timet was right
in predicting that the first reports of
almost complete ruin to tho crops were
very much exaggerated. The farmers,
although they will not realize their ex
pectations earlier in the season, are far
from the verge ol bankruptcy, lor they
will not only have plenty of grain for
home consumption, but will be ablo to
export nearly the usual amount to the
East and Europe. This is gratifying
unexpectedly so in view of the unprece
dentodly rainy season we have experienced.
How and When Silver will be Substituted
A Washington dispatch soys : The"
actual amount of 5 per cent, bonds sold
on account of the Specie Resumption act
is 10,500,000. The silver bullion fund
foots up $15,000,000, with which the
bars and coined silver on hand last Janu
ary amounts to nearly 820,000,000. In
beginning the redemption of fractional
currency it is understood to De tne in
tention of Secretary Bristow to coll in all
the denominations under 50 cents, which
includes 3, 5, 15 and 25-cent notes issued
since 1862, and which it is estimated will
require 820,000,000 of 5, 10, and 25-ceut
subsidiary coin to provide for tho tem
porary hoarding and the actual demands
of business. The 50-cent notes will then
bo called in. Tho actual amount of frac
tional currency to bo replaced is in round
nuniliera bnt $30,000,000, more thanono
fourth of the amount now reported in
circulation having been destroyed, tho
evidence of this being that of tho first
three series, long since called in, and
aggregating over 11,000,000, not
8100,000,000 was received during
the last fiscal yer. Already the
Mint has shipped to the Sub
Treasuries and designated depositories
large sums of the newcoin, and through
them the issue will be mnue and tho
currency received. The Treasurer says
that a million of dollars of the hard mon
ey can be issued in New York in a short
time, at a cost not exceeding $100. '
COL. ALEXANDER HAMILTON.
Death of the Oldest Surviving Son of a
[From the New York World.]
CoL Alexander Hamilton, one of the
fonr remaining sons of the Alexander
Hamilton of national fame, died in this
city Monday night. CoL Hamilton was
born in this city May 16, 1786, and at
hirfdeath was aged 89 years, 2 months and
17 days. He was the second son of
Alexander Hamilton, but his senior
brother Philip being killed in a duel in
1802, while yet a young man, Alexander,
Jr., was afterward regarded as the head
of the family. He received his educa
tion in this city, and was graduated at
Columbia College. In 1811 he went to
Spain with an older companion, and was
a guest at the camp of the Duke of Wei
lington berore the attack npon the works
before Badajoz, a part of which battle
he witnessed, a portion of the time at
the side of the great British General.
After this he traveled through Spain and
Portugal ; bnt hearing of the breaking
ont of the war between England and the
United States, he returned in 1812 and
went to Poughkeepsie to raise recruits
for the American army. Being commis
sioned Captain, he made Governor's
Island his headquarters, where he re
ceived recruits from the city and coun
try, drilled them and sent them on to
garrison the forts. He was afterward
put in command of all the harbor de
fenses around .New York, with his head
quarters at the old fort at Sandy Hook.
His services in the war did not extend
beyond the neighborhood of New York,
but he so distinguished himself that he
was afterward commissioned to a full
Colonelcy. In 1817 he married Eliza P.
Jinox, daughter ot Thomas Knox, a mer
chant of this city. His wife died in
1871, leaving no children. At one time
CoL Hamilton was a very wealthy man.
and is said to have been worth $3,000,-
000. His dealings in real estate andmsT
speculations in stocks were very exten
sive. He owned much land on the line
of Fifth avenue, and was once the owner
of about twenty-three acres of land in.
the middle of the then village of Harlem.
His fortune, however, was nearly all lost,
as he became too old to look after it
One of the most interesting adventures
in his whole life was a trip through the
States, with his own coach and his "four
blooded horses." This was in 1835. He
was accompanied by his wife, beside his
driver and a few servants. He visited
Chicago, which was then a mere village
with a single hotel, . and passing on
through Northern Illinois to the Missis
sippi, he swung round .and returned,
passing through Kentucky and Tennes
see, finally bringing up at Washington.
During his trip he was waited on by
many men who had already, or since have
won their places in the history of the
country. During his later years ho
often spoke of this adventure with a
great deal of zest, and would entertain
listeners for hours with a narration of
the incidents which occurred during the
long trip. He first saw Abraham Lin
coln while en route through Springfield
in that year. Lincoln was then a young
man, and when seen by CoL Hamilton
was stretching his long legs on a rude
bench in a corner store, cracking jokes
with the other village youth. CoL
Hamilton on that memorable trip rode
in all 4,000 miles.
Fate of a California Aeronaut.
A newspaper printed in 1873 relates
this story, which possesses peculiar in
terest at this time, in view Of the recent
disappearance of the aeronaut Donald
son and his yonng companion, Mr. Grim
There is in Kansas, or was np to three
years ago, a newspaper society called
the " Rod Ellis Friends." The society
was founded to perpetuate the name and
doings of a reporter named Ellis, who
made his name famous on the Pacific
coast by his startling adventures, and
whose career finally closed with a bal
loon ascension. It seems that a gentle
man who had made one or two ascensions
had advertised to go np from a fair
ground at a certain day, and that a large
crowd assembled to witness the expedi
tion. Ellis was sent to make a report of
the affair, and he took it into his head to
have a ride with the professor and write
up his experience. His company was
accepted, and when the hour approached
he took his seat in the car.
The balloon was inflated, but jnst as
it was ready to rise the professor had
some excuse to leap out. Eased of his
weight so suddenly, the balloon jerked
away from the men, and Ellis alone went
skyward. Tho man knew all about
newspaper business, but he was ignorant
as to aerial navigation. He, however,
took things as cool as if nothing had
happened. There was no wind below,
and while tho balloon hung over the
(rounds, half a mile abovo the heads of
the excited crowd, the following message
came floating down : " L am all right,
and intend to see the thing through.
Tel) tho (his newspaper) to look oat
for a telegram from me to-night. " It
was about 5 o'clock in the afternoon of
June day, and the balloon and its freight
finally floated away to the northwest,
and at last was lost to view. No one in
that crowd over saw poor Ellis again
In fact, it was months and months be
fore he was heard of. Days passed, and
letters were written, telegrams sent, but
there was no news of the balloon for
week. Then a hunter found this mes
sage on the prairie : " Am still all right,
and am having heaps of fun. I have
found the valve cord and can descend
whenever I wish ; but I am going
to see tho thing down to a fane point
Ho did. Months and months afterward
a hunter passing through a forest a few
miles from the Santee agency, on the
line between Nebraska and Dakota,
found the wreck of a balloon hanging to
a tree, and, half covered with leaves, the
skeleton of Robert Ellis.
Virginia still retains some singular
laws upon her statute book. It is, for
instance, a penal offence there to "shoot
or kill a mocking-bird." It ought to be
tho same to shoot or kill any song-bird
as such creatures are rarely fit for human
food, and to intentionaly injure them
an act of disgraceful inhumanity.
Nightingale's tongues used to bo con
sidered a delicacy omcng tho ancients,
however, jnst as lampreys fed upon the
bodies of hhwes were, at one time, among
the lioinans. Fortunately, Buch erratic
dainties have "gono out," and are
more to lie found on the bills of fare
palaces, than pearls dissolved in wine
tho costly beverago that Uleopatra
"brewed for her lover Antony.
A woman aged 132 years died recently
in Morelio, Mexico. Her f nneral was at
tended by 200 of her nearest relation?,
i.mong whom were two sous aged,
specuveiy, w) ana luo rUiwi
Immigrants from China.
The number of Chinese immigrants
who have arrived during the past three
years is largely in excess of the arrivals
from the'same source during any previ
ous corresponding period, and, accord
ing to authentio advices, the number
that will arrive within the ensuing year
will for exceed that of any year yet past.
Every steamer and Bail vessel soiling for
this port from the Orient is now taxed
to its utmost capacity by this class of
immigrants, and although the accommo
dations are greater than at any time
gone by, only an infinitesimal propor
tion of those desiring to come to these
shores can be accommodated. The ma
jority of these immigrants belong to the
lowest classes, and their condition i3 lit
tle better than that of slaves. .The
steamor Great Bepublio -arrived yester
day with 943 of these people. Two
more steamers from China will arrive
In addition to the arrivals by the
Great Republic, the steamer China has
arrived within a fortnight with 976
Chinese ; the ship Avonmore, 438 ; ship
Atlantic, 388 ; snip Her Royal High
ness, 20, and tne bark William H. Besse
brought 417. The following tabular
statement shows the number of Chinese
immigrants who have arrived during the
past thirteen years :
1863- M 0,183
1864- 65 S,30
1865- 66 1,496
1866- 67 3,862
1868- 09 11,12
1869- 70 13,023
1871- 72 6,422
1872- 73 ... 18,529
During the years 1863-64 and 1866-67
no Chinese females came to this coast,
and only one arrived during 1865-66.
The Bjeatest number of CiunBft-arriving
any one year since loba-bd was
19,368 in 1872-73. The number of Chi
nese who have departed during the same
period is comparatively small, but can
not be definitely stated. The Chinese
on their arrival here are carted to the
Chinese quarters, where they are taken
in charge by the six companies un til
they can he distributed in lots here and
there, as the opportunity for contract
San Francisco Bulletin.
Tub original manuscript of Washing
ton's Farewell Address was sold at auc
tion, in Philadelphia, to a citizen of New
York, for $2,300, Feb. 12, 1850.
Tub phrase " Thunders of the Vati
can was hrst used by Voltaire in franee
in 1748. The Vatican, which is the resi
dence of the Pope, is said to contain
.000 rooms. The library in it, lounaed
A. D. 1448, is noted for its collection of
manuscripts. The number of books is
VoJjTjnteebs were first raised in En
gland in 1794. in view of a threatened
invasion by x ranee. In the United
States, on the breaking ont of the Mexi
can war, Congress authorized the enlist
ment of 50.000 volunteers. A much
larger number responded, but less than
30,000 were actually needed or enrolled.
Tun cons traction of the great Chinese
wall only occupied ten years, bnt daring
that time millions of men were employed
nrxn it. This wall is l.&UO miles long.
from 20 to 25 feet high, and so thick
that six horsemen can tide npon it
abreast. It is in many parts built in the
most substantial manner, especially at
the eastern extremity, where it extends
by a massive levee into the sea. In this
portion, it is said, the workmen were re
quired, on pain of death, to fit the stones
so exactly that a nail could not be driven
between them, in some parts tne wan
is of earth only. This wall does not
surround the empire, bnt is built on its
north and north-east boundary, it v
built to keep out the Tartars. Subse
ouentlv. by the accession to the throne
of an Emperor of Tartar descent, the
wall became useless, it is now, in many
Dlaces. a ruin. It has been said that the
materials used in building this would
build a wall six feet high and two leet
thick twice around the world.
TIia o-nnnrnl nnblin is nrobablv little
aware of the extent to which the United
States government has carried the manu
facture ol stamped envelopes, which are
every year more and more taking the
nlace of the unstamped envelopes sold
by stationers. The first issue of stamped
envelopes was mode by the Poetoffice
Department, June At, lttod, and during
the following year the entire product of
this kind of envelopes was only 5,000,000.
The second year the product increased
to 21,384,U(JU, tho third year to Z3,4Di,
725. the fourth to 33,764,050, and the
yearly product averaged within about
I3.UUU.UUU ol tne latter numDer unui
1867. when the demand suddenly in
creased, and the product for that year
was 63,086,650. Since that time the de
mand has steadily increased until the
product in 1870 reached oo.zsy.&tw
1871, 104,675,275; 1872, 113,925,750
1873. 131,172,600; 1874, 136,418,500,
and during the past year, ending June
30. 149.766.400 were produced. The
production promises to be fully a third
larger than the last figures the present
year, which snows mat tne demand
steadily and rapidly growing, lhe ag
gregate production of stamped envelopes
durincr the twenty-three years since the
first issue has been 1,319,869,300.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Old Soldiers' Stories.
Several powder-begrimed veteran
gathered in a certain police station the
other evening, says the Louisville Cou
rier-Journal, to Keep out oi tne rain ior
a few minutes, and while there discussed
the late war.
" I remember," says one, " that
bullet passed clear through George Gay's
body and never killed him."
"I recollect," said another, "that
ba'l lodged in Bill Payson's lung and
never was token out, but he lived."
"I," said a third, "know Tjell when
the doctor thought Henry Hill's life was
gone up as a ' niinie' lodged within an
inch of his heart, but he lived."
" Jake Johnson's head was pierced by
a boll, and ho lived," exclaimed the last
man but one. These remarks produced
considerable surprise and excited speech
from all save a tall, slim and sleepy in
dividual, who waited till his companions
concluded, and then drawled, in piping
accents : " These fellows was a little
touch. I allow : but Jim Jones, who
aside of me, was shot in the neck so that
his head jist huag by the skin.
" Great heavens 1" ejaculated all
" you don't moan to say he lived
" Oh, no. he died, drawled aiiw and
"HEART, HEART, LIE STILL!"
"Heart, heart, lie still!
Life la Seeung fast,
Strife will soon be past !"
"I cannot lie still,
Boat strong I will!"
" Heart, heart, He still !
Jot's but Jot, and pain's bnt pain,
Either, little loss or gain 1"
" I cannot lie still,
But strong beat I will !"
Heart, heart, lie still
Heaven over aU
Bnles this earthly ball."
" I cannot lie still, '
Beat strong 1 will!"
"Heart, heart, Ue still
Heaven's sweet grace alone
Can keep in peace its own."
" Let that me nil,
And I am stal!"
Wit and Humor.
A man bcinff commiserated with on ac
count of his wife's running away, said :
" Don t pity me till she comes dock
In Norway the longest day lasts three
months. The man who six months ago
promised to call in a day or two and
settle his little bill, must have gone to
Norway on a visit. Turner Falls He-
A Boston cirL just one month mar
ried, npon meeting an old schoolmate in
the street, put on a very wise mo, uuu
remarked: "You cannot imagine the
labor and anxiety incident to the care of .
T.iKT week a Pittebursrh editor wrote :
" The closer people get to nature, tho
closer they are to God." Then he ob
tained leave ol absence to go out into uie
country, and was struck by lightning
while robbing an appie-orcuaru.
w Arthur was a very small boy his
mother reprimanded him one day for
somo misdemeanor. Not knowing it,
his father began to talk to him on the
same subject. Looking np in his face,
Arthur said, solemnly, "Mother has
tended to me."
As to beine afflicted with the gout,"
said Mrs. Partington, " high living don't
bring it on. It is. incoherent in some
families, and is handed down from
father to son. Mr. Hammer, poor soul,
who has been so long ill with it, disin
herits it from hia wife's grandmother."
When the leading New York papers
devote ten columns and a map apiece to
a college regatta, and only two columns
to a college commencement, there isiot
much inducement for boys to sit np half
the night puzzling their brains over cube
roots and things. Norristoum Herald.
" Let me kiss yon for yonr mother !"
Bald a swell, too free of speech,
To an unprotected maiden
Whom he met upon the beach.
"Lot me thraah yon for my father ln '
Was the maiden's quick reply,
Aa, with ready sun-mnbrelU,
She chastised him, hip and thigh, -
Witkn a man hands an editor an article
for publication, and asks him to insert
if VuranRA he " wrote it in a hurry,"
and " hadn't time to revise it," the editor
is certain the writer . commenced tne ar
ticle directly after supper, and wrestled
with it until after midnight, rewriting it
fourteen times, destroying a quire of
foolscap, and "blessing" his pen every
ton minntes. That's the way they gen
erally write an aiticlewhen they are "in
a hurry," and have " no time to revise
The Milwaukee News tells this inci
dent of domestic life : " la a ntue Dira
singing in your heart, this morning ?
asked Blifkins of his young wife, at the
breakfast-table. He had been out lato
night before, and pretended to be very
merry and amiable. " If you are caught
going off with the hired girl to another
a hr-trarden. I'll set a thous
and birds to singing in your heart, or
about your ears," was tne repiy. .aaui
Blifkins' whole face turned as red as his
A Specific for Diarrhea.
hfui luten said in med
ical journals concerning the value ol
milk as a remedial agent in certain dis
eases. An interesting article npon this
subject lately appeared in tne liuuuuu
Milk Journal, in which it is stated, on
authority of Dr. Benjamin Clarke, that
m the Ifiast indies warm uiu. u uo w
a great extent as a specific for diarrhea.
A pint every four hours' will check the
most violent diarrhea, stomachache, in
cipient cholera ana uynmivwij.
milk should never be boiled, bnt only
heated sufficiently to be agreeably warm
not too hot to drink. Milk which has
been boiled is not fit for use. The
writer gives several instances to show
the value of this simple substance in ar
resting this disease, among which is the
"It has never lauea in curing
ten hours, and I have tried it, I should
think, fifty times. I have given it to a
dying man, who had been subject to
dysentery eight nionths, latterly accom
panied by one continual diarrhea, and it
acted on him like a charm. In two days
his diarrhea was gone, and in three
weeks he became a hale, fat man, and
now nothing that may hereafter occur
will ever shake his laitn m nut- mua.
writer also communicates to the Medical .
Timet and Gazette a statement of the
value of milk in twenty-six cases of
tynhoid fever, in every one of which
its great value was apparent It checks
diarrhea and cools the body. People
suffering from diseases require food as
much as those in health, and much more
so in certain diseases wherethere is a
rapid waste of the system. Frequently
all ordinary food, in certain diseases, is
rejected by the stomach, and even
loathed by the patient ; bnt nature, ever
beneficent, has furnished a food that m
all diseases is beneficial in some direct- ,
ly curative. Such a food is milk. The
i,o last Quoted. Dr.
Alexander Yale, after giving particular
observations npon the points above men
tioned, namely, its action in checking
diarrhea, its nourishing properties and
its action in cooling m uuiy, v
Hi- i.i; that milk nonnshes in
fever, promotes sleep, wards off dehrium,
soothes the intestines, and, in fine, is tho
sine qua non in typhoid lever. -,
Another wnser ui au i
says " We have also lately tested the
value' of milk in scarlet fever, and learn
that it is now recommonde'l by the
medical faculty in all cases of this often
very distressing children's disease. Give
nil the milk tho patient will take, even
during the period of the greatest fever.
It keeps np the strength of the patient,
acts well upon the stomach, and is in
every way a blessed thing in this sick
ness. Parents, remember it, and do net
fear to give it if your dear ones are af:
flicted with this disease." . . .
Tjth marriage' of Ah Ki' to Miss Qui
Ha, both of San Francisco, is announced:
This event will ' probably excite vmoh
iiiteret among- tho Ah-Ki-Hologisto of
the Archjelogical society. -