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cal interest are so.'iriti-ti.
Thb Detroit Free Press says Holm
bold's insanity ia a fearful earning to the
bankrupts in whose liabilities the on paid
Stills of the printers make a dispropor
linate show. - ' '.'..
Another blasphemer bas been brought
to grief by bis wickedness.' Look Burke,
of Burkesrville, swore fearfully because
the stomt destroyed 'his crops. His
tongue clove -to the roof of his month, .
and he died tha qext day. .
ekk is another illustration of the
skwSh of the old proberb that honesty
; ia tire best policy r" : A Bhode Island
Ifnrmer went to Newport the other day
nJ confessed to a grocer with whom he
ihadboen dealing for years that he had
cheated the latter to the extent of $5 by
.abort count on eggs.1 : He was rewarded
"for his honesty by the groeert admission
that ho also' had been cheating, having at
one time passed a counterfeit $10 bill on
tH5 farmer, ' ' ' " "-' ":vr
Tbjs m the .nineteenth centnry.i and
this the land whore education is free as
air,, and where the groundless; "super
- Etitions of the. old world. am considered
'aor' pabjedte -lp' merriment or ile-
'xmtmi bat still the people in-' the neigh
borhood of Wells Beach, Vt, harbor the
? OSotkW thai any one who will take a dip
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in then: river, on June 26, will be exempt
: from sickneas for one year, and oh that
."date hundreds of the credulous lave
' themselves in the magic waters.
A GEKTiiEMAK in India invited a num
ber of 7fnend3T6"7dihneT an'3,they ac
cepted tho invitation, but none of them
" " 4Bpeare3iand "!lio ' 3mner. 3East?spb3od?
UWMjncty lie satnear iotjne-jrfino
of the viands wasted through their lack
cf courtesy. , The-lower cpujVgwWlilfiV
judgment for the amount claimed, but
ihe superior tribunal reversed the deci
sion, remwlrhig that if the principle first
. affirmed Were correct the risk of accept
ing invitations would bo very serious
"Fhooiox" has written a letter to the
Milwaukee: SeitttTtcl eulogistic of the
- editors iot Chicago. ' According i to
" rhocion,?' Mi. Medfll, of the Tribune,
is "the greatest" living editor in the
United States Mr. Storey, of the Time,
is "the ablest newspaper director," while
Mr. Sullivan, of the Journal, is " by ar
the most practical editor in. Chicago,
and has succeeded in making 44 the best
evening paper in the country." All of
- tdi'ch blarney shows ' that " Fhocion"
must bo "exceedingly anxiona jto secure
the patronage of one. of those editorial
prodigiea .' "'. ' ' ' "
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A siNGUtAit attachment has long ex.
. Is tod between Joseph Hinesj of Bock
Wharf, . Ya., and, ,3 , valuable horea -of
which Hines, who is a negro farm hand,
has tho care, nines always slept with
- ; the animal, and was unwearying in his
attention to its comfort. Kecently this
- feeling of lovenbetween man and brute
culminated in an exbaordmary manner.
The horse waSeo badly mjnredby eol-1
lision with a gate that it was necessary
to kill him. The negro protasted,Nand
vowed that if the horse was killed he
iwould die, too. 'Vrithonti paying atton
taon to the threat, the horse was taken to
. the edge of the wharf and shot. At the
discharge of the gun the negro jumped
; nto the river, and although aid was in
tanlTy thrown to "him, he would not
avail himself of the opportunity to save
his life, and was drowned.
Thk ex-Presidents of this generation
have not been remarkable for longevity.
For the first time in nearly a oentary there
is no ex-President living. Except Fill
more nd Buchanan, no one of our Presi
dents for thirty years has reached the at
lotted threescore and ten. Before Polk
v and fter Washington not one, except
'- Harrison, who died aged sixty-eight, left
"the world at less than seventy-throe. The
series is noteworthy. Washington died
at sixty-seven, bat John Adams lived to
ninety-one, Jefferson to eighty-three,
Madison to eighty-five,1 Monroe to scys
enty three, John Quincy Adams - to
' - eighty-one, Jtckson to seventy-eight, and
Yan.Bmen- i eighty. At this point
signal change occurs. Polk died at fifty-
four, Taylor at sixty, Fillmore at seven
ty-four, Pierre at sixty-five, Buchanan at
seventy-seven, Lincoln at fifty-six, and
- Johnson now passes away at sixty-seven.
The first ten of our Presidents averaged
7X8 years of life ; the next seven aver
age 647 years. .1 ..' '. i , ;
The recent .agitation in the. English
Parliament over Plimsoll's shipping bill
was occasioned by the bold and fearless
manner in which, that gentleman made
charges against the British maritime
community. . His persistence is finally
-rewarded by the passage of the bill
. framed to remedy the evils he alluded to.
Mr. Plimsoll says that the losses
. Great Britain exceed, those of any other
-maritime nation, and are in a greet part
. due to what is known as "club insur
ance,' that ia, a number of maritime io
.suranca companies club together and
take extra marine risks, principally
what are known as ."nnclassed" vessels.
- It seems that for the last three years and
a half there have been 4,012 vessels which
have stranded, foundered or are missing.
' Of these, 1,149 were regularly classed
Lloyd's Register and 2,863 were un
classed. This is the -exhibit for three
iid a half years ending the 30th of last
.' June, and it is a fearful one. These
' losses are generally in the coasting and
lumber business, and there is no resist
ing the conclusion, from the facts given
the public from official sources by Mr.
' Plimsoll, that the great majority of these
vessels are seat to sea with a full equip
ment of crews, with the deliberate pur
pose of being sent to the bottom m order
to secure the-insurance.' - The-Bhip
owners at the TJnitod States, upen find
ing vessels iinscaworthy, have been in
th habit of sending thcm'lo jGreat
Britain for-, sale ; but as rlionsoU'e bill
has now rendored England a verx- poor
market for roUcn ships, it wi!t be well
for our insurance jcompanieB-to keep
their eyes open, or urge upon-Cougroag
the passage of bill similar ni.iiis pro
visions to- that of Air. Flimsoll's for the
protection of tttcir interests and those of
the hardy mariner.:'
Thb grocery store of Henry Kookcn,
at PikevQle, -wa ' recently robbet and
nbyborgiars.i 22l ;
Tax fall term of j Heidelberg College,
commences with an" erollnientof 150
stadents V : .'
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BIr. J Aires E. Hubdock prjoppacs, it
is related, to settle permanently, in one
of the suburbs of Cincinnati, a ; ,
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Thb physician of Uie Cincinnati work-
Lhousu, in order to make a prisoner wlio
feigned sickness entertho htbpr-gahg
applied a red-hot iron to bis bare flesh.
- Db. IIekmas Gboesbeck, sorr1 f the
Hon. Wm. 8. Groesbeck, of Cincinnati,
has been "made a Fellow of , the IRdico-
Chirnrgical Society of Edmburgli, boot
land.' j":; ; -.-i :
FOBTf Germans of ' Oinoinnati have
formed themselves into an anti-trcating
society ' "Th? pledge themselves neither
to pay lot any other person s drinks nor
allow qtberB to pay for ftkeira,,:, i . "
8kalfbQremains of Gtaiifnr SKrfftan's
father , the other night not for dissec;.
tion, but in the hope that a reward
wonldffered for then: recovery.
' Tbokas anS'ihfJicholas Moran, who
kicked their brpthxiBliam to death at
Cincinnati the other d, have been r&-.
leased on bail' of 92,00 each, although'
chanted willi "miirder! in tho second
degree. ' :.'' ; . ;' ' "
; Damiki. R. .Gboom, awcll known far-?
mer residing near Groveport, Franklin
county, committed suioido by banging
himself - in . his barn, last Monday..
Groom's mind had beajj seriously afl'ect-
ed lor some ttnnv
A iiAD 13 years of ago, named Frank
Barnhort, residing' with his stepfather
Jacob ObcrUghtncr; a farmer, living one
mile south of Dcshler, oommittcd suicide
last Monday, by hanghig himself. Ill
treatment by Obertighthcr is assigned as
A sfeciaii meeting of tho City Coun
cil was held at Tiffin last week, to. dis
cuss tho waterworks question.''' ' Mr.
Bickford was present, and gave figures
for thu Holly system, at $10,000 per mile;
total oost, $120,000. i.TUat system will
probably bo adopted. . '
-While James lUaeEj m lieuouauaine,
and. Charles. PerriD, jol Urbona, both
young men", were bathing ia SiTyctiake,
throe miles west of Bellcfontaiuo, on
Monday afternoon, Black Strangled, and
threw his-arms -around Porxin, when
they Doth 'went under, and were
H. P. Botdkv. for the last seven years
member of the C(nnnati;-f?trtteJ
staff, and, the last four years assistant
managing editor, has resigned to accept
an editorial position Ute jf imcs, wiUi
greater emoluments. His place is filled
by the promotion 6rX"HrIJrown""-from
the local staff.
Ohio postal, affairs ;"' Discontinued
Tiltonsville, Jefferson county. Post-
masters 'AppeitSed-Csamll&a Car
roll county WOliam 'BLi Tripp, Ken-
nard, Champaign county, .Joan : B.
Thomas ; Locust Grave, Adamu county,
John D. Platter ; Wert Jefferson, Madi
son county, Albert D. Bamham.
At ColumbwS a few days ago," , James
Dunn: (Catholic) and Eoberl ? Coulter
(Protestant), "both employed at the roll
ing mills, became, very much heated
over a discussion of -religious matters,
and very angry. The affair culminated
by a -renewal of the disoussion- and the
shooting of Dunn by Coulter, The ball,
from a revolver,- entered- Dunn's side,
and it is quite probable that ho is fatally
injured. - Coulter has not been seen
since the shooting',
Last Wednesday night, as Mr. Isaac
Williams,' of ShadeyiQe, waa returning
home from Columbus m a carriage, ac
companied by his wife and young child,
his horse became frightened while cross
ing a bridge, and plunged down an em
bankment to tho river a distance of
fifteen foci. 'The waters swept the child
from its mother's arms down the stream'
some distance, where it was found dead
several , hours "aftewards, lodged in the
limbs-.of a fallen tree. After much diffi
culty both, Williams' and bis": wife' were
extricated without serious injury. 1
. Gtjbtavk Hbmbeb,"- of Jamestown,
Greene county, while intoxicated, ono
evening last week,-made an attempt
kill his wife. She fled across the street
to tho house of a neighbor. Humber
followed and made an unsuccessful effort
to get into- the house by breaking the
windows. - He then threatened to return
to. h;s house and kill his child, which
was about 18 months old, thinking his
threat would induce his wife to come
out, but it failing to have the desired
effect he returned to his house, procured
a table-knife, sharpened it upon the
stove, took the infant from the arms
his little girl, 12 years old, laid it upon
the floor, and deliberately cut its throat
from ear to ear. He then threw
child and knife upon the bed and went
back and told his wife what he had done,
He was afterward arrested. He still
grets that he did not kill his wife.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The nous of the ooUapse ot the Bank of Cali
fornia caused oonaidcnble excitement in Sut
cra financial circles, but its effects were only
" Coh Edward Irfngstrcet, of ths suspended
irm of Iioogstroct & Dnrinaob, heavy leather
dealers at Syracuse, N. ., baa followed the
example of Balston and committed suicide. -
The well-known Ronton publishing . Brat el
Lee 4 Sbepatd hae failed. , '
Union Adams A Co., heavy wholesale dealers
m men's -f unuslniig goods. New York, has sus
pended... , ,
' A laborer named Davis was recently mur
dered and robbed by tramp is the wood near
Danville, Vb. ... ,, - v.. .? '"
Patrick Beardon, of Saxonvilkv Itass., ltat
week sbot and killed bia wife and Iheft'feliM
himself dead. 1 '' '' 'r-
-. A singularly toagm -Mfaitfc Was: enacted at
Now York the otliwday. 8ignorJieth Vianni,
a promine&t. Italian artist, while, eaiting
poem, at a picnic of hb toft-comilryrach,
ruddenly drc a revolver from his pocket and
shot hitoelt tlitengh Ibo teaafte.' - ; :'!' -.;
; Te Congress Hotel, a Sharon flpringa, N.
a popular summer resort, has bfeen it
stroyed by m-el 1 Loss, 100,W)0. "' ' " ! -, ;
there Was a high-toned wedding at Newport,
LB. X.,.laat week.- Charles Joseph Bonaparte,
graadson of Jerome Bonaparte, was married to
Was of Boston.
The Canadian steamer Manitoba collided
with the propeller Comet, W the BrettiHg ot
theSTth of August, neWhltbssh faint, bake
Superior, and sank her instantly. . Teh ot the
twenty persons on board Comet perished.
No Km on the Manitoba was Injured, mni she
continued her Jonmey.. - The Comet was bound
down, heavBy laden with ore, while the Mini
tab was bound up, light, , , , ' ..
f" :An express cat on the jukm Pacific railroad
was robbed of aevenl packages of money, near
Table Bock Station,- Utah, a few days ago.
The robber iot n top0T OA cars aud clinmed
through a window wtule Jhe traia was, mo-
A Ban Francisco-, dispatch 'ahbMmeM the
temporary BUspeDeion of the National Wd
Batik ahd the Merchants Exchange Batik.
A female forger was captured at St. Xkmub,
tha other day, in an attempt -to defraud the
Broadway Bank ottt of 8,00O. 8he presented
tetter of introdtction, and what purported to
be a certified chock on a Chicago hooaeq but
he bank officials (.impeded a awindle, and the
woman and a-oonfederate were taken into eas-
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(TIA lerga foar-miatcd. ' ateataer Tertura,
bound "from Chicago to -Bulfalof wRh-CT.OOO
buahcb of grain and other freight; was lately
burned on Lako Erie. Tho vessel was valued
at 125,000. .
A malignant aud fatal plague has broken out
among Uie cattlo in the vicinity of Bt. Louis.
Mf. C. Balston, on the day of his death, deed
ed all bis property to William Shtrm in-trust
or tho benefit of the creditors of tho Bank of
California. Tablic opinion ia San Francisco
divided regarding the cause of the great
banker's death, some people believing that he
died of apoplexy. The majority, however.
adhere to the theoBy of suicide. '
The crops in Kansas pan out immensely..
he Secretary of State ebtimates Uiat the Stato
will have 53,000,000 bueuels of surplus com (or
The funeral ot William C BaJston, at San
Francisco, was one of the most imposing pa
geants ever witnessed on tlie Tacifto coast.
Antong the. mourners were delegations from
all the military and ctvic societies of the city",
s well aa representatives of all the manufac
turing concerns in which the deceased, wag in
terested. Tho entire city was draped in mouir-.'
log as a token of respect for the late princely
ban bee The Board of Supervisors of San
Francisco refused to pass resolutions of respect
o bis memory. '! ' 'j .- '.'. . ; . . ; ' .: . :
Siity-three Chicagoans died during Anguat
onder circumstances snffioiently suspicious to
requiro Coronor's inquests.- " " " i
JThisves entered the residence (Of Gen, Anson
olagor, in Chicago, at mid-day, bound and
gagged the servants, broke open the xilver
chest and carried off its contents.,-.'. : :
The Bank of California has been reorganized,
with D. O. Mills as President, and will imme-
(fiately restune business. : Seven million dollars
have been subscribed to tide the bank over its
present difficulties, of wldci Senator Sharon,
D. O. Mills, Michael Reese, E. J. Baldwin an
J. K. Eeene oontrihntcd $1,000,000 each.
George A. Smith, Brigbam Young's chief
lieutenant, is dead.. He was Second President
of the Mormon church. ... - -
CoL C. B. WUkinson, editor of the Bt.
Joseph (Mo.) HaraiS, and Internal Bevenue
Collector, who was arrested some time ago and
placed under bonds of f 15,009 for embezzle
ment, has not been heard of for some time,
and it is said he has fled to Canada or Europe.
Creditors have attached all his real estate.
The wheat crop in Minnesota, Iow a and
Western Wisconsin was badly damaged by the
resent heavy rains.
An excursion tram of six cars on the Atchi
son and Nebraska railroad was thrown into the
ditch near Brenner Station, Kan., and throe
persona killed, and eiUt or ten badly wounded
The accidont was caused by the spreading
t track," The train was conveying persons
Atchison to attend the bridge celebration.
A duel war fought the other day at Waco,
Texas, between Charles Carrick .and J.
Turner, the result of a trivial quarrel. It took
place in the dark distance, four feet ; weapons,
six-shooters. Three shots were discharged.
and Turner was killed.
The Republican Banner and the Union
American, of Nashville, Tenn., the two
dailv papers in the Southwest, have been con
solidated. ' ;.;.
Ixraiaviuo- enjoys the luxury of a penny
paper.! . ;-. ; i -
Four children of Mr. Mier, of Ascension
pariah, La., were recently poisoned with French
worm lozenges, and diod in a few hours.
; Louis Behm, Teller of the Planters' National
Bank of Louisville, a few nights ago stole
tllO.000 in cash and bonds from the vaults
the institution, wrapped it in a sheet and buried
it Be then inflicted several wounds upon
person and represented that burglars had done
the job. Upon being calmly questioned
confessed to having committed the deed,
assigned as a reason that he had recently
I heavily ia speculations and wanted to make
losses good. , . ,
Dispatches from Yazoo City, Miss., give brief
and imperfect aeoonnta of a riot between
groes,' at a political meeting ihthat place, on
2d Inst..- One of the speakers denounced some
one as a thief, the lie was given and shooting
commenced. Fifty shots were fired. Several
wounded, and Dick Mitohel', late Republican
candidate for Mayor, was killecV and W.
FoolSi a prominent colored politician,
mortally wounded. - The dispatches state
no whites were engaged in the affair, but it
added that they were arming. 1
President Grant has appointed Edwin
Smith, of Massachusetts, First Assistant Attor
Tha Assistant Treasurer in New York has
been directed by. the Secretary of tha Treasury
to sell H,000,000 in gojd durina the nonth of
Beptemtofy as follows:' 1,000,066 on the first,
third aad fifth f hBrtuftyB bach, and tSOO.ObO
caeh on Urascoood and fourth Thursday. .
there will be another trial of tho sat e-borg-Ury
case of Harrington and others, new and
Important evidence having been discovered.
The Treasury Department has declined lo
transfer any more gold to Calif cinia, aa it Ls
semNauttcanspare. - . . .. , '
3. M. Thatcher, Coumusaioner of Patcnls,
- The government has paid the Elgee cotton
claim, amounting to aC6,000.
The following is the statement of the public
debt foe the month Just cloeW: ' -
tSMu moiKT debt. t
Matarad deM. .....
Gertiflcatefl of deposit;:
' Total wilhoat intenat.'.
Carti ta Treamry:
Oofii : it. iimm ..........
Bpeeial deoeSe held f re
' .- deuptkm of caxtiftcataa
s TotaltaTretattJ...,!. .,.;,.,.
iWreaM of dbbt duirhif; Aiiguat...
increase amce rfaae av.. ......
BUM imtA to Qm Paclfle Ballmry
. (Jompanica, intnest payable m lawful
. money : Principal outstanding $
Intcmit aocrned and not yet paid
Intenat paid by the United State .-.-
tntemt repaid by transportation of
mafla, eto -..-..i;..,
Balance inteiest natd by unlUd
Stnles , 31RM,760
' Tnb Secretary of the Treasury is sanguine
thit the Syndicate will take all the remaining I
per' eenbv by Hie 1st of next November. In
cam they do the negotiations of the new K
per cents, will be at oooe begmi. ''-- '
The Cldbago papers ptiblish a detailed state
Kfcht in reference to thb fast mail train to be
run between Chicago and New' York.; A train
will leave Chicago at 8 p. nw arriTihg in New
York about 18 oSstock at night of. the jwxt day.
There, will also beairailAr train leaving Ne
York at 1:13 a. m., ot the suns day, arriving
in Chicago-at G:30 the following moniing, mak
ing the trip in about tweuly-eix hours, a gain
of fourteen hours over tut- prcvioca running
litne. ' ' . ' "". . ' " .- . . " ' '
Tlte euspendon ot the Bank .of California
was brought about by fight botwocn' some of
he Bpccolatire managers and another set of
capitalists and 'mining speculators, who had
organized the Bank of Nevada, having a cash'
capital of five million dollars in gold. The sub
ject of tlie fight was in regard to some of the
" big Bonanza" mines, which the Sauk ot Cali
fornia peotle had secured control of some time
ago, when prices were very much higher than
now. The well-known speculative operations
ot the Bank of California managers, coupled
with tho decline in mining stocks, so impaired
confidence in tho bank that depositors began a
run on the bank which compelled it to stop pay
ment. Balston, the President of the institu
tion, has lost t6,000,000 in mining speculations
within a few months. .
Tho assebi ot the suspended Bank of Call-
fornia are less than t6,000,000, wliilo the lia-
btlitics arc about H,000,000. No wonder the
magninQcnt'1 ttalston went and drowned him
self. The affairs of tlie bank have been put in
the hands of an executive comniiltoe, conaat-
ing of William Alvord and George H. rioward.
Advices have been reoeind at Washington
from prominent officers on the Bio Grande, to
tho effect that cattle stealing and murders of
peaceable American citizens are si ill perpe
trated by Mexican marauders, and in all proba
bility they will continue in spite of tho ; forces
our government can send ttiero, unless thoy
can break up the bands of anna wins and tbioves
on either side ot the river, and as far in the
interior oi Mexico as may bo found necessary.
" Our Canadian neigutors have not escaped
the effects of the prevailing depression of busi
ness, and numerous failures are announced in
Montreal, Toronto and Quebec A recent tele
gram from the first-named city says fourteen
dry goods firms had come tc an arrangement
with their creditors within a week.
A San Francisco telegram aaju it is probable
that the Hank of California will soon resume
business again. The stockholders of the insti
tution represent upward of (150,000,000.
The explorations of Fret. Hayden s survey
ing party in the far west, as detailed in his re
port, to the Interior Department, show how
little even our beet geographers know of the
prominent features of the great territory lyin;
nearly tine westward of Chicago. A canon
some 3,000 feet deep, through wliich a mighty
rivor flowed, was discovered, and the remains
of an ancient civiliz-.tion that were found are
said to be truly remarkable. The records of
these surveys will no doubt prove highly inter
esting, not only to scientists, but to peoplo
large. . ' ,
The reports of disasters on the great lakes
for tho-present season Bhow that they already
outnumber the unusually disastrous season
1874, and are largely in excess of the wrecks
repotted un the ocean.
The New York Liberal Republican State Con
vention will be held at Albany Sept. 22.
The campaign in Ohio waxes warm.
A dispatch from San Francisco, dated, Sept.
ssys: "The election returns come in very
slowly, but it is euro Uiat the Democrats have
earned the State by a plurality of nearly 20,000,
and-e majority of about 10,000. The city gov
ernment is mainly Democratic
A Madrid dispatch announces that Seo
Urcel, which has for some weeks been m
state of siege, has capitulated to the Alfonists.
The garrison wore made prisoners of war.
Lato advices from Tripoli Btate that amplo
apology has been made for the insult offered
to the American Consul, and the sloop-of-war
Hartford had left for home,
The Herzegovinian difficulty with Turkey
still the leading topic in European dispatches,
The cable tells us that seven thousand women
and children have fled into Croatia for safety,
while the insurgents have burned and sacked
two Bmall towns. Turkey has a pretty big
on hand to Bubdue the turbulent spirits in that
insignificant but almost impregnable moun
tain region. . .
The cattle plague 1s spreading in England.
San Domingo is in the threes of another
revolution. The revolutionists have proclaimed
Baez President, but the leading cities remained
loyal to their legitimate ruler, Gonzales.
The price of grain continues to decline in
Mohammed ' AH has been appointed commander-in-chief
of the Turkish forces in Her
zegovina and Bosnia. , .
Six of the Editors of the Zeitung, a newspa
per printed at Frankfort, Germany, are
prison for refusing to disclose the authorship
of certain articles. One of them, Leopold Son
ceman, is a member of tho Prussian Parlia
ment. From cable advices from the seat of war,
disturbances in tho Turkish provinces seem to
be spreading. ; The province of Albania has
caught the mtection and is in open, refblU
Spain has decided to send 22,06u more troops
toCubati. - n ia
- The recent pleasant ft bather In (jroat Britiiii
and on the continent has enabled the farmers
there to gatber their crops with not little in
jury, - The yield1, however, to deficient both in
quantity ami. Quality, especially . jn Great Brit'
tut and' Prance. - la other parts af- -Europe;
there will be but Uttle dofldeneyover last yeaf.
A Berlin chspatch says' that all of Northern
Boeina is in full rebellion against Turkey. The
fugitives who have sought safety on Austrian
eeil ntunber ob.OOO, and arc mostly the wives
and children of rebels, who have deserted their
villaces and made for the hills: In Hetzearo-
viiia, the uwttrtrofats hto fomfcd a iuv
Uohai government under iyhliohraufcb. The
insurgent leaders have been informed by their
Montenegrin friends that, " very shortly, all
Montenegro will oome to their assistance. In
SerVii, nuliUiy prepirrXions continue.
News has been received from the Engfish
polar expedition, at Disco, West Greenland.
All vVeU. lepsrations were being made for
pushing north as far aa possible. . -t
-. Tho CatikU, . ill Epaui, . ale groally discour
aged at the reverses they have recently en
countered, and il is said Don Carlos may dis-
band his forces' and await a more favorable
period to renew tho atruggle. '
The reported revolution in Eayti turns out
to be a hoax. "
Foreign. THE TURKISH REBELLION.
The Causes that Have Produced the Outbreak
which Threatens the Peace of
[From the St. Louis Republican.]
tbo M,fVw,olr' r9 tbo ToTwtTiirm
it is, permanenUr spressed, compara-
llericgovinaTT Nor ia this popular igno-
ranee atall surprising. . A small territory
tivetv lew persons next ever neam ot
1 1 a : .; iu i-
ijlviua;ix awaf iuuuaju mliv axauiui.wu
nmr-rHiM W-. ... ...ubrtlan.
lying entirety on Wt the route oi ortUharJ
ing tho attention of the compilers of
geographies -amr cyclopodias; and very
htue informalion 5onceniiiig it Is attain-
able from ana- sonroa, i AU that is known
can be summed up very briefly. .
1 " 3 i . .
Herzegovina is the name of a province
t..i v : m i . :i j
rt t; ff r ... xr i
negrd, and llalmatia. It was originaUy
one of the possessions of Venice, anl
was then called the dukedom Of Sfc Saba:
and at it kter period tiio. county of
uuuim. in itszb it was again mauo a
dukedom by the Emperor Frederick ILL
About ono hnnilred and fiftv veara after
ward in 14G6 it was conquered by the
Turks, and for tho next two centuries
was the - chosen bitttlc-erotiiKl wlieifc
Cross and Crescent struggled for su
premacy. But by the treaty of Carlo
witz, iu 1697, it. was formally ceded to
the Ottoman empire, with the exception
,.i ii. fihu.,i,. ,,.! iff r,.
vrx itiio wnu ut utKiivuiffv uuu mu
rn. wl.h H11 nwo nllmniiv, tr, AilfU
triai In tho earlier history of Hungary,
' o .
Herzegovina is frequently mentioned: it
then being, in connection with Bosnia
and Bulgaria, for sonio timo under tho
dominion of the Hungarian Kings.
The people are dccidcuiy mixetl, being
Turks, Jews, Christians and Gypsies;
but all save the former, who constitnte
the minority, are bitterly opposed to the
rule of the Sultan. - .
Tho chief cause Of the rebellion is the
outiasoous oppressions oi Uio "agas, or
government tax-gatherers. The Ixmuon
Spectator thus describes the operations
of these petty tyrants:
"From village to village, and from
faim to form the agas extend their sinis-
toi march, assessing the imposts by
under pressure, and enforcing their pay-
ment on the spot-- When the cultivator
i,i . w;ii; m.t
srencies of the asm, hois summarily
bound to a post and beaten until he finds
some moans of appeasing tho justice
. ... .
cupidity of the ago. If he continues
prove recalcitrant, his harvest is cut
down and carted away, or his cattle driven
off by the zaptielis. This time
tax collection was both more difficult and
more burdensome than on recent occa
sions, in consequence of the agas en-
deavonng to make the remaining lnnaD-
itants pay up the contributions alleged
bo due by the 2,000 Christian families
wmi, ever huiw uiu noiiguiiiiu j uu.tuicn.
of Moslem fanaticism last year, have been
refugees in Montenegro, Servia, and tho
What renders the burden still harder
to bear is the fact that the harvests lately
have fallen far below the average, and
the cattle-plague has raged fearfully the
past season, decimating the herds and
tnus reducing ine scanty weaiw oi
people until they can barely find means
to support their families.. -Bendered
desperate by nuslortune, aggravated
tyranny of the meanest and most vindio
tivo kind, the peasants of Herzegovina
have risen in revolt; and they certainly
desorvo the sympathy of the world
their unequal struggle against over
Military Strength of the Disaffected
[From the Chicago Tribune.]
Apropos of the present revolt of Bos
nia and Herzegovina against Turkey,
the bv no means impossible event
the other Sclavonic provinces may
take the held against tho Bultan,
New York World lias compiled some
valuable information touching tho mili
tary strength of Sclavonic Turkey, which
embraces those provinces north of
Balkan Mountains. The principal
these are Montenegro on the Adriatic,
Servia on tho Save, and Boumania, which
controls the outlets of the Danube.
Montenegro, although a very diminutive
provmoe in area, can put into the field,
beside the regular - paid guards of
Prince, two regular-bodies of troops
strong, a registered militia of eight
talions numbering 4, SOU men ; and
landsturm ef 15,000 men. for whom
government has arms. Servia has a
complete military organization, and
pnt in the field 92,300 men belonging
the first ban. with 192 nuns : and of
second ban 40,020 more men, in eight
brigades of infantry and thirteen squad
rons of horse, armed ' with the Graner
muzzle-loaders. Boumania has remod
eled its army upon the German fashion.
The permanent army consists of 45,130
men, armed with the Prussian gun
Krupp steel cannon. The reserve
sists of 89,870 men, giving an effective
military force of 135,000 men, while
principality has military stores and
sufficient to equip double this number
of men. The total shows that
Sclavonic provinces can put into
held against Turkey 2yi,7zu men, in
dition to the forces of Herzegovina
Bosnia already in revolt
" Deab and Honest Sir," is how
of his constituents, with unconscious
sarcasm, began' a letter to a Chicago
ANOTHER FINANCIAL CRASH.
The Greatest Barling Institution of the
Pacific Coast Gone Under—A Wild Panic
in the Golden City.
in the Golden City. [San Francisco (Aug. 26) Cor. Chicago Times.]
closed and a sufficient guard ef police
stationed to protect the premises, a meet
; ma was held in the Trustees' room. This
Had an earthauake struck the city of
San Francisco, or laid waste the Pacific
coast, there could not boeKibly be atif
greater excitement over the (tostniction
of material interests than there Is here
to-night over the terrific blow that has
haen struck at, commercial and financial
rwlfttinn. I'ha micrumffian of the Bank
of California, the great money center and
moving levor of Uie business of the slope;
lias come so unexpectedly and it is be-
Heved has involved so many people in ir-
retrievable nun. ' that it niav wcu Do
likened tH otte of tliose natural oonvnl
sionS iiiiieli IidrfJ 89 often .lay desolate
whole areas of country. Hb'ttiifig Hke
this has ever before occurredon this side
of the mountains, and at the present writ
ing it is impossible to estimate Uie actual
extent of the loss uiat nas ocen sustaipea.
It has long been the familiar proverb on
this side of the continent that uie Bank
of California was the back-bone of finan
cial interests here,, that it was the main
stay, tee bulwark) fo td speak,- of CaHj
forma s commercial reuttaons j ana unu
it influenced, controlled, and swayed all
things of a monetary character,- not only
in this State, but along the whole line of
the United States on the Pacifio coast,
and held within its grasp the auriferous
and argentiferous wealth of . the back
country fitr over into uie mountains oi
Nevada, Idaho, and Montana. : Headed
bv wide-awake and progressive trastness
men, imbued with all the enterprising
instincts of the farseeing Oalifonnati,
this bank has won a position which was
recognized as eminently leading, and
wllicfl hfls mride of it an institution which
of its class. There
wwly an f.JZL
J"4 ,no '06el?If aS4 :
DanK. . lis monev was inwcwu iuki m-
- . , , t r r '
numorablo undertakings, from factories
to silver mines, from prating ofhees to
J lf mmnfamiflg the onnoialdi g-
nitj -of the State, the bauklent us irihlto
venture as immtdamt
relumS Having been 'Successful fu the
m.. mau. 4A lui InnlrAH niwin OB BTE.
f" " " rT" .
qmBonoDy eonna lor Hie awn.-
Thore was not tUd least mttmauon uus
momintr. at least SO far as the BCBerw
P"bho was concerned that the bixukwas
treading ovor trcaclieroua grouno. nere
was tlte eustonittry feeling of security m
financial circles, and nothing unusual was
noticed at tho soon call of. tlie stock
board. Shortly before 3 o'clock, up to
which fidrir the bank had been mooting
its obligations, the doors were dosed.
This was the sumal for aa unusual ex
citement! California street, which is at
best little loss titan it Babel, became in a
few moments the center of a perfect pan
domonium. From Battery to Montgom
ery street tho scene was one of . nide-
scribable tumult. It did not hike many
l..,a . ' 1
miUUtCS IOT U10 news TO Decomo noiseu
it 1 I .1.
throncrhont the city, and tho result was
that the thoroughfares leading to uio
bank wcro sodn fairly impassable. - Ex
cited brokers stood upon Uie pavements
frantically canvassing the situation, while
staid bankers, whose interests were more
or less involved in the cause of Uie ex
citement, wcro hurrying to and fro,
nnckiru? vainly to train admission to the
rooms of the directors of tlie collapsed
institution. Business men with deposits,
which arc supposed to bo swallowed in
the general ruin, added their share to
the hubbub, while tho noise was height
ened by tlie newsboys who were soon
. y m- i ,. i t.i- -.i i
i . . . . i . ,..-,
I crying Uie tact, wrucn was oiazoneu in
flaring headlines upon toe pages oi me
afternoon prlpersi - r
As soon as the doors of tlie bank were
wiuuruuco v.i uciu m iuTO
representatives of the press of this city,
The capital of the bank was $5,000,000,
I .... .1 . 1 . M vnwummn that .In, f n , l,,T-n will
and it is prcBumcd that the failure will
exceed this amount many times.
Suicide of W. C. Ralston, President of the
At about 10 minutes past 6 a close ear
to riage drove rapidly to the side door of
A San Francisco dispatch of Aug. 28
mves tho loliowine paracmars oi ine
smiuiln nf Kaiflton. the I'reelilent oi uie
suspended bank ;
. me .Bans. OI iauioxmv guuuuuiiui
jumped out in a state of excitement, and
ran into the bank. . In response to in
quiries, the hack man said he had just
left the body of Balston in charge of an
officer on the beach, near the smelting
works, in the south part of the city. It
quickly learned that Kalston rode to
j Sellig's smelting works wharf and jumped
Qff the dock. - &
: From the best mformation, it appears
he went .to a sea-batinng establislnnent
I at the north beach, about dim p. nu,
1 undressed, went into the water, swam
abont 200 yards, and disappeared behind
a vessel. Soon after, his body was dis-
covered floating by the Selby Lead
Works, and brought ashore, still alive.
A physician : was summoned, but
efforts to resuscitate him failed,
and he died at 10 minutes to 5 o'clock.
A boy named Festos Mazzlo, states that
he saw Mr. Balston belore he reached
the bath-house ; saw him sit on the clay
bonk near the smelting works ; saw him
tear up several papers and throw the
scraps into tho water. A close search was
made for- pieces, bat none could be
found. He is also reported to have been
seen to drink the contents of a phial bo
foro going into tlie water. The general
impression is that he took poison before
entering the water. The board of di
rectors of the Bank of California held a
meeting to-day. Balston was requested
to resign as ITesideut and JJirector,
wliich he did. :
Thb Best Teeth. The London Med
ical Record says : "It has long been
noted in this country that in those dis
tricts where the nse of oatmeal (in place
of wheatcn flour) prevails, we find chil
dren and adults with the best developed
teeth and jaws ; and so well recognised
is the influence of oatmeal upon the teeth
that many practitioners order its use as
an article of daily diet for children, in
cases where dentition is likely to- be
retarded or imperfect." -
In on week of last month a firm near
New York reoeived orders for 445 miles
of pencils. To make these only 83,000
feet of cedar lumber are required, and
after they are mado they will load six
freight cars. This
tion nf Iraul rjenoils is doubtless caused
by tho attempts of women to sharpen
them with a pair of scissors or a drill
Thb fallacy of the statement that ani
mals prefer (jreen food was abundantly
shown at Chicago when a hungry horse
bit a large section out of the Panama hat
of a succulent young man who was sit
ting on the taffrail of a street car and did
not harm a hair of the wearers head.
Six Hours of Horrible Torture.
Mention was made the other day of
the accident at Big Bend Tunnel, no the
eeWJi arid CMo railroad, by which
the engineer, Mf, John Quincy Adams
Wilkins, formerly of this city, was in
jured. The "Big Bend" is what is
known in railroad pathtnoe aS S "dirt
tunnel," being very liable to cave in,
and therefore tho engineers are more
af ef nl jo look out for u danger ahead'
in parsing through thenu . It was the
exercise of this oie that probably sawed
an immense loss of life, As the train hod
been brought down to a very slow rate
of bfce4 on approaching the tunneL It
seems that an end (4 one of tho largo
timbers supporting the twf had become
detached and fallen to the track a few
feet within the tunnel, and the pilot of,
this engino striking it, the jar loosened
tlie Oiitt t timbers and aJhrge quantity of
earth and stones, and tho whole mass
came tumbhng down upon the locomo
tive, breaking it to pieces. The fireman,
who was standing close to &r .Wilkins,
was smashed to a jelly and could not
have lived a moment, while Mr. Wilkins
was thrown forward in a standing posi
tion, with his throat across the reverse
bar, and a large timber fell across the
back .of his neck, rendering it impossible
to more. " He had a quid of tobaocoi n
bis niotftll at the time, and so tightly was
he caught that he could not expectorate,
and cotJid only swallow witn ainicuity;
indeed, he could scarcely raise bis -voice
above a whisper. There he remained for
six hours in the mtchv darkness, wime
every second or two small pieces of dirt
. , , ,, , ' ,. 1
and gravel from theroof would fall down
Tt TTL lTf
momentarily that arrathermafls was about
to fall and crush him completely.
All the time the shouts of those out
side could be heard, as with shovel sad
rtx tliey forced their way to' his rescue,
which, however, seemed to him beyond
afl hope. When Ihoy finally reached
him be was more dead tuan auve, ana,
being completer exhausted, lost con
sciousness in a swoon, which .lasted Bev
els! hours. 'His broken arm was set.
and he . was brought to his home at
Oranire Court-Honse. where he now la.
iiad imprrmng very fast. : Mr. Wilkins
describes his sufferings during the 'six
hours he was in the tunnel as horrible
Iteyond measure, and says that to survive
through another such ordeal were im-
.ubMa - la tlui 4mmyw:WSJ1 'fllHIlff fln
slowly when the accident occurred, the
curs wcro not damagea at an, ana me
rasscneers onlv exrenenoert a slight
hook. Alexandria ( Fo.) Sentinel.
How Thimbles Are Made.
The rrumnfactiire of thimbles is very
ssimpjo, but smguhvly interesting.: Com
silver is mostly nsea, ana in ousauivu uy
purchasing coin ' dollsrs. Hence it hap
pens that the profits of the business are
. . . . . i it 1 1.
ancctca insuuiiancunaiv uv i uio vm-
tions in the nation's greenback promise
to pay. - The first oporataon BtrUien
novice as almost wicked, for it ia nothing
else than putting a lot of bright silver
dollars, fresh from tho mint, into dirty
crucibles, and melting tlicm into solid
ingots. These are rolled out into tho
required thickness, and cut by a stamp
into circular pieces oi any required size.
A solid metal bar of the size of the in
side of the intended tliimble, moved by
powerful machinery up and down in
bottomless mold of tlie outside of the
aamo thimbles, bends the circular disks
can be placed under the tteaeending bar.
in shape, tha work of brightening,
polishing and decorating is done upon
latho. Tirst tho blank form is fitted
with a rapidly-revolving rod.- A slight
of a sharp chisel takes a thin shav-
ing from the end, another does the same
on the side, ana tne turret rounaB on me
A round stoel rod dipped in oil
and pressed upon Jio surfaoe, gives it
iustrous ponsh. lnen a little revolving
steel whTv wnoee.edgei. . rsed orni
mcnl, held agonist the revolving blank,
. .' . . ... . "?, ,ri
run. A second wheel prints a different
ornament around the Pocnter,' while
third wheel, with sharp points, makes
ttehideZtion. on half and
endof the thimble. The inside is bright-
thimble being in a revolving mold. All
that remains to bo" done is. to boil the
completed thimbles in soap-suds, to re
move the oil, brush them up, and pack
them for the trade.
Says the Denver News: ' The guests
at one of Denver's- most a uie and re
spectable hotels were astonished at the
dinner-hour yesterday by a disturbance
at one of the tables, in which one of
boarders avunged an imaginary insult
a unioue and very summary manner.
Corning in a little late, he found his seat
occupied by another party. Smarting
under the indignity, he mm mmseu aown
opposite and bcean niaking preparations
to punish the rash intruder upon his
ored rights ana privileges wumrai going
tnxongn sue lunusiuj, u. io icinwu,
entering a complaint or even intimating
that anything was amiss.- Taking a glass
nearly full of water, he stirred into
some miscellaneous condiments from
well-tilled castor is- front of him,
when the fiery decoction was complete,
dashed it, without a word ot warning,
full into the face and eyes of the luckless
offender. Nearly blinded and in
aconv of pain, the victim staggered
Ins feet and demanded an explanation,
when ho was coolly informed that
could have 'satisfaction' by coming
on the sidewalk. W itb admirablo pluck,
worthy of a better cause, he accepted
Uie challeiicre: but in the unequal con
test that followed he was acam worsted.
ha vine Utile or no use of his eyes. .
valliant air juugnt oi we pepper-castor
having vindicated his Honor to nis satis
faction, doubtless, by whipping his man.
regained his ' reserved seat,' and pro
ceeded with his dinner.
A Leavenworth fKas.1 dispatch says
CoL D. B.. Anthony, who was shot
the opera-house on the 10th of May
by W. W. Embrey, -made his appear-
niMia on the street for the first time
day, after having been confined to
room for 104 days. The case has baffled
the efforts of all the medical fraternity
both East and West, and they are
loath to know what technical term to
ply to the wound.- CoL Anthony
mane a vim in a lew turn tu .duuiicoot,
N. Y.t where he goes for further
A Pasis paper states that tho
of Zanzibar astonished amateurs
professors, who were present at his
, t 1 1 ' U
to b puuiviurw uufcB.t.A o, uj yujju
of Thalberg's fantasias with
most pf a virtuoso.
Thk White Sulphur Springs
Va.. will be pulled down next year.
cost 81,000.000, and has paid nq
" Some day" we say. and torn oar eyes
Toward the Jair bills of. Patadiae..
Some day, some time, a sweet new rent
bhall Uossam, Sower-like, in each breast.
Borne time, som day, oar eyes shall sea
The faces kept in insmoiy. , .
- Some day their bands shall clasp our hands
- Just over fh the Morning Lands.
' Some day rar ears shall near the song
Of triumph over sin and wroag.
' Some day, some time, bat oh ! not yet,
Bat we will wait and not forget
That soma day all these things shall be,
And rest be given to you and me.
Ro watt, my friend, though years mwve alow,
- The happy time will come we know. '
Wit and Humor.
1 "Sir.I atigmutize you as aalschooxUier!'' -Onee
I exclaimed the first. "And you, sir, are
ond.. "Ah! talk vaway 1". growled the
first; "bat myeharactcr is above dis
touch nmach." - ". And vour inllucnzoes don't
growled the other. And thus Hioy pan
rim. ed. Detroit Free Press.
a 'iijnnn was
Cold eaj Charity.
The age of reason Marriage,
Odk to My landlady Three weeks'
rent. . ; : ' 'S .'.
A buoce6sfdi firm Messrs. Gwin &
Wynne. . -r
Thb dark ages Those of single ladies
over twenty. .'';.'.....',.
War are Swedish gloves' Eke naked
babies? -Because they are undressed
kids. - ' - - .1
Jokes horse 'is troubled with the
heaves. He heaves every one that at
tempts to rids him. ' .- . '.
- - Apbopos of Wimbledon-Sccnia at the
cottage on Sunday. Lady A. Who
were tho, two men who oamo to ennren
mm UW. IWU lilt U wiiimwh V umi ii
, . , , L.)rd
Only two fellowa,whQ.had been
, jL ., , . ' .
shooting off their ties.'
Whik a Massachusetts man walked
seventeen miles to see a man hung, and
the prisoner was respited, tho disgusted
traveler sat down in a fence corner and
hoarsely -inqnired if this country was
drifting back to barbarism:
ArAiiOB of a melancholic tempera
ment was observed .recently sitting cross
legged on tlie Canada shore, gazing in
tently nt the florae anoe r ail wiui its
thick cloud of spray. A rrporfen? stole
up unobserved and heard him; mutter,
'! VV hot a place to sponge a coat. .,.
JiX Gould is, it appears, the fattier of
a two months old girl baby. ' ""If that
baby was only the other sex," writes a
eerroepondent, " you linear of it making
- .- . . . m .
a corner in nnrso bottles, .1 don't know
what it's name is, but -would suggest
they hang it up as a stock indicator and
call it Erie short' . : 5 ..i'.
Offices of Militaa "Well,;ir, who
ara you? aud what's tho matter?" Ex
cited citizen "Mc? I'm the bailie
tho hcid bailio, mon ! I catchod this weo
lnddic foslun on the tiawbath nay 1 bays
he's a Coathlio a Booman Caath'lic.
E-h, it's just dreadfu' to think n fesh
in' in a- Protcstnnt lock I - And so tho -Sawbath!
Lord save ns!" . . .....i.
Of' conrso sho did. A; middle-ntrud
woman fell ns Bhe to descending a mir
of stairs, and the first man to help her
reach her foot was a banker who hap
pened to bo passing. '."Did you fall,
madam I he inquired, as ho seized ncr
arm. - " Fall ! Of course I -fell, you
fool youf .You don't suppose I'd sit"
down hero to rest, do you (" she: snap
ped. He didn't say. ' ' "
Two colored 'citizens Saturday had a
lima trouble on the Dosioihce corner.
o cantrrine hipclcnto reiilied the oec-
detach from my reputation one Iowa !"
. - - r-- .
r, ' - '
I hnt uinmnni! to lie fnll of money. The
f- P10 "P
txeet and wished tho officer to
: ,.p . ,i ...
cnaTKe ,, "ouf TiJ3'
"V ,'.. '" tt?gt"tTn
d PP slitter totho lad. .
covered that the. wallet was stuffed with
waste paper. Detroit Free Prcst.
The Sharpest Wheat Transaction.
A California exchange relates a story
about a solid old farmer who ome into
town, and learning that wheat was being
sold readily at 82 and upward, felt rather
chagrined over the fact that he had dis
posed of his crop the .previous week at
tl.oo.- no tola tne commission mer
chant to whom he had sold his grain
that inasmuch as he had made a good
speculation on his former buy he ought
now to purchase the balance of his crop
at a good round sum. . When asked how
much wheat he had leit no replied - one
sack," and that he wanted the. highest
figure that had been paid to anybody
4i,;a wm. namely. 82.50,
immediately closed the Dargain and toon
. jnc wiieat. unr agncuirurai ineuu tuuu
strolled around town, and stated that he
had sold his wheat (ho didn't say how
how much), at $2.50, and that the market
was " away up." Nobody believed him,
and bets were freely offered and taken
that there was nothing in it The farmer
kept taking the bets and Bending his
victim to the grain dealer fqr proof, until
he gathered in abont 860 in coin. It was
the sharpest wheat transaction .of tho
season, beside being a capital joke.
The best port of the latter is that one of
the victimized betting gentlemen is a
clerk iu the house where the enormous
sale was made, and was sold for a larger
sum than the cereal. - - i
Further from the Black Hills.
A dispatch, from Bismarck, Dakota
Territory, says: "Eleven of the Black
Hills party have arrived, cignt nays irom
the kula, all well. Some of the party re
mained in the hills prospecting, but will
probably arrive soon. ii. JN. xtoss, ucn.
Custer's chief miner of last year, arrived
with the party. . He reports the pros
pects lor gold bolter uian ne anticipated.
I (he party traveled in a direct line, and
nronounce tho route excellent in all par-
I i,.,,lri Almnt 1 000 men have been in
the hills, most of whom left when this
ymtj did. Those who remained will bo
arrested by Gen. Cook. Boss had an in-
terviow with Professor Jenney, who
-wanted him to stay. The Professor was
enthusiastic, and pronounces the country
nch with cold. 1SOS8 was seventeen
days in the mining districts, and traveled
ovor a large tract oi goiu-Deanng coun
try, placer, and quartz. Ho camped
three days where pay dirt panned $100 a
a day. About ail wno leave mat country
I win return there acain warn the hills are
Ex-QoBEM Tn.mtr.T.A desired to gq tq
one of the ports of Spain to take the sea-,
baths ordered by her medical adviser,
but was forbidden by the Madrid gov
ernment to land anywhere on Spanish