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TERMS Of SUBSCRIPTION:
Job runimo of all deseripticma fnratthed to
border, aod guaranteed to prove satisfactory as to
Neveb have the State, county and dis
trict fairs in the West been as successful
as those of the present year.
. Jx a tost case it has been recently de
cided ifcy the Old Catholics in Germany
jUiat priest may lawfully marry.
Ladies, beware of those striped hose
"that are just coming into fashion. They
prodnc? eruptions on the limbs.
A medical journal published in Cleve
land has made the discovery that bald
headed people. are exempt from con
sumption. The afflicted editors of Fort Wayne,
Ind., bare induced a Judge to declare
insane -and commit to the lunatic asylum
a ma "with an ungovernable penchant
tax naiting poetry.
Hkrk Is a favorite camp-meeting
chorus of the Georgia negroes at their
revival meetings :
Forty-aeben bull-frog all in de row,
Down in de lagoon, laffin at de crow;
Brass de gcod Lord, bow e cullud angels yell ;
Band out de dimes, or yon an gwine to hell,
Brest de good Lord.
Bosewateb is the name of a gentle
man -who writes rosy editorials for the
Omaha Bee. . He is evidently not the
fighting editor, as he was badly thrashed,
the other day, by a wrathy individual
who refused to take a rose-colored view
of one of his playful paragraphs.
Chicago has improved on "the inven
tion of a card inscribed " hire a hall,"
or ( this man was talked to death," in
tended for the discouragement of pro
fessional bores. The present device is
small cork fastened by a thread to the
button-hole. When the speaker has
out-talked his welcome, the victim calm
ly places the cork in his near ear.
Now that there are so many ambi
tious candidates before the country it is
time they should know 'jrhere they got
their names. Candidas means white,
and in old Borne men who offered them
selves for office were " Jididati," be
cause they wore very white robes, which,
by tho way, they sometimes chalked,
or, as we should say, "whitened," and
when they proceeded to go round
ambire and solicit votes, they were
ambitions. Candidates, please take no
tice, and keep clean.
That copper-colored statesman, ora
tor and warrior, Hon. Spotted Tail, iu a
speech to the Black Hills Commission
ers, the other day, gave vent to this
burst of eloquence : " Yesterday, when
we called on you Commissioners, you
were all drunk, and you tried to throw a
bL rket over my head. To-day I breathe
tho free air of heaven among my own
people, and can now talk to you what I
did not wish to say yesterday. If you
-vrant our land we want the boundary
line of Nebraska changed, the reserva
tion enlarged, and we want to know what
you say." Ugh !
Ex-Sen ato James R. Doolittle, in
his recent adcress at the Winnebago
County (HL ) Agricultural Fair, proposed
a novel scheme for reform in elections.
Wis plan Includes the following meas
ures: (1) The subdivision of electoral
precincts until not more than 750 votes
shall be in any one, a legal requirement
that every citizen who cannot give a
good excuse shall attend and vote at all
elections, and minority representation in
elections (popular) of judges and clerks
of election; (2) in cities of more than
30,000 inhabitants the name and resi
dence of each voter to be publicly read
before his ballot is deposited, and public
proof of his identity and qualification to
be given on the spot and under oath, if
challenged; and (3) that heads of fami
lies shall be allowed two votes, oue for
themselves, and the other as representa
tives of their families.
Fifty years ago, on the 27th nit, the
fust train ef vehicles was drawn by a
locomotive open to the public. This
was at Darlington, in England, and
George Stephenson was the engineer,
both of the road and of the locomotive.
' J t was the beginning of railroading, and
the semi-centennial of the event has just
been celebrated at Darlington by a grand
procession and banquet, participated in
by many distinguished Englishmen.
The little line then opened has since
been absorbed into the Northeastern
railroad of England, an immense cor
poration, whose capital is 50,000,000,
or equal to that of our whole Pacific rail
road, and even that is surpassed by three
other British railroads. The railroads
of the world have all been created within
this fifty years. The United States have
laid the most length in that time, and
about as much as all the rest of the world
put together. The cost and manner
building has been the most magnificent
iu England, where the percentage of net
ri turn and gross earnings to cost is less
than with us.
Ths recent lynching of Jos. W. ScheH,
at Bellefontaine, Ohio, for the murder
of Hiss Allie Laughlin, was one of the
mort orderly and business-like execu
tions ever conducted under the auspices
of Jndgo Lynch. When the people
the vicinity became acquainted with the
f.ic'-s of the case their indignation knew
no bounds, and the in-coming trains
brought hundreds of men to the scene
of the tragedy. The most active partici
pants went to a brick-kiln in the out
Fkirtfl of the town, and organized them
selves into four companies, each com
rsmy and each man being numbered,
After disguising themselves they pro-
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VOL. VIII.--NO. 46.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 441,
cured an iron rail from a switch, a rope,
and with cold-chisels, sledge-hammers,
etc., proceeded to the jail, battered down
the door and made their way to the cell
occupied by the culprit, who was taken
out and placed upon a box under a tree,
with the rope around his neck. He was
given ten minutes in which to pray and
confess his other crimes, as he was
charged with a number ; but he pro
tested his innocence, and claimed that his
wife killed Miss Langhlin through jeal
ousy. The box was then pushed away,
and he was left banging, with his feet a
short distance from the ground. - After
he was pronounced dead, the lynchers
dispersed and started for their homes. .
Jerome Fabnshell committed suicide
at Miamisburg last week, by cutting his
throat with a razor.
The Commissioners of the Exposition
at Cincinnati have resolved to sell all the
buildings and furniture of that institu
tion at auction.
Judoi Tocko, of the Cleveland Police
Court, has sued the Leader of that
city for libel, claiming $25,000 dam
ages. John Storehouse was instantly killed
at the Ohio Iron Company's furnace, at
Zanesville, last Tuesday night, by the
falling of a gas-stack.
Mrs. A. W. Powell, of Cleveland,
committed suicide, last week, by shoot
ing herself through the heart with a pis
tol. A German carpenter named Fred
Keobecke, while at work at Columbus,
the other day, fell from the fourth story
of a building and was instantly killed.
J. P. Kobst, of Ada,attempted suicide,
the other day, by jumpmg into a well,
but his wife and daughter caught him by
the feet just as he was going in, and
pulled him out
Chas. Foster, member of Congress
from this State, has consented to become
President of the Construction Company
for building the Atlantic and Lake Erie
A xouhq man named Gregory Tim-
mons, living at Norwalk, a brakeman on
freight train of the Lake Shore rail
road, fell from the top of a car at Elyria
last Sunday evening and was instantly
Two young men named Theis and
Blust went hunting a short distance from
Dayton last Sunday, when Theis' gun
accidentally discharged, wounding him
seriously, and, the ball passing through
the head of Blust, kuled him instantly.
At Toledo, last Sunday morning, tho
body of an unknown man was found near
the Dayton and Michigan railroad track.
The man had evidently been murdered
within a few hours. No clue was ob
tained as to his identity or the perpetra-
ors of the deed.
A Cincinnati corpse rosa in its coffin
and quietly remarked: "I feel very
queer." The two young men who were
tting up with it had important business
down town the next moment, and did not
hesitate to pass out through the window
to attend to it, either.
The gentlemen who hung Mr. Schell
will regret to learn that some hair found
in the clenched hand of the murdered
girl was torn from the head of Mrs.
Schell, and that facts now beginning to
crop ont show, with tolerable clearness,
that the lynchee was not the murderer.
A peculiar case of body-sna telling was
detected at Cincinnati last week. Two
men were caught with the bodies of re
spectable persons, which they had ex
humed from the German Protestant
cemetery. Hitherto, this business has
been confined to the dead in Potter s
E. G. Dyer, an old and much respect
ed citizen of Hamilton, a member of th
well-knoTO firm of Owens, Lane&Dyer.J
manufacturers of portable engines and
separators, of that place, committed sui
cide on Saturday, by blowing his brains
out with a revolver in the old pattern-
room of the factory.
Cincinnati is exercising its mmd with
new proposition for the education of
young women in useful occupations. The
suggestion is that a fund of $5,000 or
more shall be raised, to do used as
capital from which poor but honest girls
shall be entitled to borrow sufficient
urns to pay their board during a term at
the Normal School or while they are fit
ting themselves for a trade.
Thebe was a curious shooting affray
near Bfrea the other dav. A Mrs. Bob-
: .1,K,I .Vwmt voir n nf
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$12,000, and a few days ago, by kind in-
tentions, induced a Mr. and Airs. ayior
to visit her. While describing the man-
ner of the theft she suddenly drew a pis-
toL saying, "You are the man." A des-
perate struggle ensued between the hus
buid and wife and the accuser, in wliich
Taylor was shot in the face. Mrs.
Bobinson has surrendered herself.
Ohio postal affairs: Otfice Established
Dickson City, Perry county, William
H. Price, Postmaster. Kame Changed
Amwell, Wayne county, to Kussell
Station. Postmasters Appointed Av
ondale, Coshocton county, Joseph
Ferrel; Berryville, Highland county,
Tannehill; Bladeusbnrg, Knox county,
Mrs. Elizabeth Hanna; Burkettsville,
Mercer county, Edward Frouimel; Euc
lid, Cuyahoga county, S. White; Griggs'
Corners, Ashtabula county, Wilson
Whipple; Kirkcrsville, Licking county,
Eleazer Evans; Meadow Branch, Jack
son county, Wm. Pratt; Milton, Mahon
ing, county, James Collender; Mount
Perry, Perry county, Zenas M. Boyle;
Ontville, Licking county, Robert
Alzoo; Pyrmont, Montgomery comity,
Wm. Hamilton; Spring Valley, Greene
'MMUifff Afi-a Aivtnu.lt, A.T.tnc Wnl-nl.tm.
ika, Coshocton connty, David Frey.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The proprietors of De Haven's circus bave
brought a (50,000 Buit for damages and libel
against P. T. Barnum.
New York religionists are making prepara
tions for a revival on a grand scale. It is an
nounced that Meody and Sankey, Bliss and
Whipple, Mrs. Van Cott and Hammond, Earie,
and half a dozen others, have engaged to make
a simultaneous doscent upon the sink-holes of
iniquity with which the metropolis is crowded.
They will divide into pairs, and begin the work
in a half dozen different places.
George Miller and William Smith, two of the
Jefferson Borden mutineers, have been sen
tenced to death at Boston.
A horrible murder was enacted at Son cook,
K. H., last week.- Miss Susie Longmade,
aged 17, while going from her home to school,
was outraged and murdered by some un
known fiend, who completely severed her head
from her body.
Some person set fire to the breaker at Graue
ber & Eompel's colliery, near Pottsville, Pa.,
one night last week, and before assistance could
arrive the breaker was totally destroyed. Loss,
The bobbin factory of the Tan Riper Manu
facturing Company, in Paskack, N. J., the
largest iu this country, was recently burned.
The most notable matrimonial event of the
season came off at Hartford, Ct, last week, the
high contracting parties being Arthur Murray
Dodge, son of Hon. William E. Dodge, of New
York, and Miss Josephine Jewell, eldest daugh
ter of the Postmaster-General. A large assem
blage of notabilities were present.
Gecrge J. Allen, of Fall River, Mais., has
been sentenced to four years in the Peniten
tiary for eloping with a girl and making a false
affidavit as to her age.
John Gorham, President of the Gorham Sil
ver Manufacturing Company, of New York,
has failed. Speculation in real estate did it.
His embarrassment does not affect the credit
of the company.
The Bank of California has resumed busi
ness, with $3,000,000 of coin in it vaults.
The Commission sent out to the Bed Cloud
Agency to negotiate with the Bioux Indians for
the purchase or lease of the Black Hills oo on try
has returned home, their efforts to bring about
a treaty having proved abortive. They are rep
resented as being greatly rejoiced at getting
out of the Indian country, where their position
was anything but pleasant. The imperious and
sometimes hostile attitude of the savages in
spired them with the greatest feats for their
own safety, and it is safe to say that but few of
them slept securely during their month's stay
at the council grounds.
President Grant and party arrived at Salt
Lake, Utah, on the 3d of October.
A number of the Mormon Council and others
met the party at Echo and were introduced to
the President. Just as the train was starting
Brigham Young stepped into the President's
coach and was introduced by Congressional
Delegate Cannon. A little deaf, Brigham did
not at first catch tho name, and touched his hat
and shook hands with the President coldly.
Be then began to get the fact that he was ad
dressing the President into his head, while
Grant was standing with his hat off. He then
removed his hat and said, " Oh, this is Presi
dent Grant. You are the first President of my
country I have ever seen." The meeting was
very cordial. Then Brigham was conducted
into the ladies' car by Gen. Babcock and intro
duced to the ladies, Mrs. U. 8. Grant and
Snow in Dakota and Northern Minnesota on
the 1th of October. Winter is coming.
The new Bank of Nevada, which is intended
to be a rival of the Bank of California, has com
menced business in San Francisco.
A horrible triple tragedy was enacted, a few
days since, at Carlinville, I1L A young man
named Charles Brink murdered his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Oliver W. Hall, and his wife, and
then committed Buicide. Brink bad been mar
ried several months, and was of rather a quar
relsome disposition. Last week his wife was
sick, and he failed to give her that attention
which she needed. Her mother induced her
to return home, whero she could have care and
attention. This seems to have so incensed
Brink as to render him insane. Two or
three days after his wife had left his
home he borrowed a pistol and repaired to
his mother-in-law's house. What took place
there will never be known, as all the parties
are dead. The first that was known of any
difficulty was the two women running into the
street and screaming, and Brink after them.
Thev fled to a neighboring bouse, where he
overtook them and committed the triple mur-
mgr. X1U 1UQ. DUUk ills iuuuiBl'iu-i..i nuv .uu
! a short distance aud fell dead. He then shot
his wife, killing her instantly. Then he pat
the revolver to his own head and blew out his
Thousands of horses in Cincinnati are sick
frith the epizootic.
A party of Black Hillers, who were arrested
some time ago by United States cavalry, while
en route to the gold fields, have just been re
leased at Yankton, and it is announced that
they will proceed against the government for
The American Board of Foreign Missions
held its annonl session in Chicago, last week,
and was largely attended.
Many horses in Chicago and elsewhere
thronghont the West are afflicted with the epi
zootic. The disease seems to be spreading
over the country, bnt happily is not so fatal
! it was three years ago.
president Grant, on his recent visit to Dcn-
Dresented .-o, Hnut . 5.ooo
8taIjon for jjg gtaa farm near that place.
j xiie hog cholera is playing sad havoc in some
1 parts of Ohio. In Franklin county alone it
j estimated that over 6,000 have died.
j An old negro man. 111 years of age,
'j burned to death at Little Rock, Ark., tho
i oay, oy me ourmog o. um uuua,.
I isaaiivLiie, j.eiiu.1 wan ui iiiuui uiii uu wd
i mst oI Aaarew Jolmson. A grand memorial
i service was held, aud many distinguished per
sons from different States were present.
The Vanderbilt University, at Nashville
has been formally dedicated, and is now open
for the reception of pupils. .
More race troubles are reported from Missis
sippi. The scene of the disturbances is located
at Friar's Point, the home of ex-Senator James
L. Alcorn. So far as we are able to judge from
the meager accounts, tho troublo was the out
growth of a personal aud political feud
Alcorn aud tho negro Sheriff of
comity. John Brown. Frees dispatches state
that the blacks, to the number of 300, armed
aud equipped, wcro marching upon tho town,
when the whites went out and attacked them,
and a running fight was kept up for three
four miles. Several negroes and one white
man were wounded. At last accounts both par
ties were arming and organizing, and it
feared there will be more bloodshed.
Hoaie weefcs ago Joseph Crews, a prominent
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liep'.iuncan politician, ana an opiwnent ui Gov,
I ai&mberlain, was killed by unknown assassins
in South Carolina. Several colored men now
come forward with affidavits implicating Gov.
Chamberlain and State Treasurer Cardoso in
the murder. The friends of the latter repel the
charge, and denounce the affiants as perjurers
Dr. Sears, the general- agent of the Peabody
educational fund, reports that the public
schools of the South are constantly improving
in character and in number.
The commissioners of the burs ted Flecdman's
Savings Bank have announced that they will
pay a dividend of twenty per cent, on the 1st
The Comptroller of the Currency reports
that eighty-three national banks have been or
ganized since the passage of the act of Jan.
14, 1873, with a capital of $9,234,000, to which
circulation has been issued, amounting tD $3,
023,730. The monthly public debt statement, printed
below, shows a decrease of the national in
debtedness for September of $3,342,502 :
Six per cent bond. $1,070,649,100
Vive per cent bonds 633,783,760
Total coin bonds $1,703,431,850
Lawful money debt f 14,000.000
Mitured debt. '.11.913.960
Legal tender. .- 374,010,956
Certificates of deposit..... 60.660,000
Fractional currency 40,788,57ft
Coin certificates 11,615,'JOO
Tot-U without interest 487,039,732
Trial debt fL225,445,533
Total intercut 30,304,364
Cash in Treasury:
Special deposits held for re
demption of certificates
of deposit 60,660,000
Total in Treasury 133,283,669
Debt less cash in the Treasury '.: 13,132,466,237 j
Decrease of debt during September. ... 3,33.583 i
Decrease since June 30, 1875. . .
Bonds issued to the Pacific Railway
Companies, interest payable in lawful
money: Principal outataf iins; 9i,'fiS!S,513
Interest accrued and not -el paid 9)59,352
Intere," uii.i u the United State. aB,'J02,807
Interest r -V Wuisportation of
mans, etc - 6,396,634
Balance of interest prlHl by United
It is claimed that the United States will
have to pay, under the Treaty of Washing
ton, $7,000,000 annually for the Canadian
The United States Assistant Treasurer at
New York has been directed by the fiecretary
of the Treasury to sell (4,000,000 in gold
during the present month $1,000,000 each
The Comptroller of the Currency has called
upon the national banks for a report exhibit
ing their condition at the close of business on
Friday, the 1st day of October, 1875.
The internal revenue returns for September
show an increase of receipts of about $1,250,
000 over the corresponding period last year.
Gtn. H. V. Boynton, the well-known Wash
ington correspendent, is preparing a review of
Gen. Sherman's memoirs. It will be made up
chiefly of the official records of the War De
partment. It is now claimed that young Fisher, late
Assistant District Attorney, who is in jail on an
indictment for misfeasance, is insane, and
efforts are being made to have him transferred
from prison to an asylum.
Lee & Shenard, the book publishing firm of
Boston and New York, who recently suspended,
have offered to pay their creditors twenty cents
tai the dollar and call it square.
Shephard, Hall & Co., extensive lumber deal
ers of Boston, have suspended, with liabilities
of 1, 500,000.
The turf has suffered a sovere loss in the
death of the mare Axaericaa Girl. She dropped
dead while trotting a race at Elmira, N. Y., the
Hdlmbold, the ex-knehu man, is undoubted
ly insane, and ties again beon sent to an
Toronto, Canada, was tho scene of another
bloody riot between Catholics and Orangemen
on Sunday, the 3d inst. The day was one se
lected by Catholics for a pilgrimage from
church to church, in commemoration of ceitain
promulgations. The procession was attacked
by Orangemen, and three or four persons were
killed and a large number wounded.
In the United States Circuit Court at St
Louis, last week, the case of BueU, the Wash-
ington correspondent, indicted for libeling
Senator Chandler, came up, ana Judge ireat
discharged the prisoner for want of jurisdic
tion. The American Board of Commissioners for
Foreign Missions held their sixty-sixth annual
convention at Chicago, last week. The meet
ing was largely attended and the proceedings
interesting. Borne interesting statistics of mis
sionary work were read.
A cargo of peaches has been snccesBf ully ex
ported from New York to London, where they
arrived in good order.
The air-ship of Schroeder the Baltimore bal
loonist, in which he proposes to cross the At
lantic, is nearly completed, and he will shortly
start oh his voyage. It is constructed of pine,
three-eighths of an inch in thickness, and has
a gas capacity of 135,000 feet. The ship will
have a carrying capacity of nine men. Schroe
der calculates to reach Washington, a distance
of 35 miles, in IB or 20 minutes : Now York, a
distance of 200 miles, in 1 hour and 10 minutes,
and to sail from New York to Liverpool, a dis
tance of 3,300 miles, in 40 hours.
The Republicans of the First Massachusetts
District have" nominated Hon. William N.
Crapo to succeed the la to Mr. Buflington in
Connecticut lias Just adopted, by an almost
unanimous vote, the Constitutional amend
ment changing tho time of the 8tate election
from spring to fall, and fixing the Governor's
term of office at two years, instead of one.
Wendell Phillips has been nominated for
Governor of Massachusetts by the Labor Re
The Frohibitionibts of Massachusetts have
nominated John J. Baker as their candidate for
There is a prospect of war between Great
Britain aud China, growing out of the murder
by Chinese of an English surveying party some
six months ago. The Celestial government has
so far refused to mako reparation for the out
rage. A dispatch from Vienna says that the leaders
of the Herzegovmian insurrection are con
vinced that Servia and Montenegro will engage
in the war next spring. Servia has summoued
all her subjects abroad to return within three
weeks and loin the landwehr.
China and Biumah have formed an alliance,
offensive and defensive, to resist British ag-
greesions in the Orient
Official advices come from Cuba to the effect
that leading aud wealthy Spaniards there have
formed an association for the purpose of urging
a discontinuance of the strife on that island.
A railroad train was recently stopped by brig
ands between Earagossa and Barcelona,
Spain, and all the passengers were robbed.
Among them were seventeen officers and sea
men of an American man of war.
The Swedish steamer L. J. Bager was recent
ly burned in the Baltic sea. Thirty-five per
sons perished in the disaster.
Fpain is about to reinforce her armies operat-
ing against Don Carlos. The war has been al
most suspended for some time, but as soon as
the men are raised (80,000 of them) the bloody
business will be resumed. The Spanish war
vessel Tornado has chased the Uruguay, which
was formerly the Octavia, into Port Royal, Ja
maica, where her cargo was embargoed. The
Tornado is the steamer which ran down and
captured the Virginias about a year and a half
Advices from Liverpool report a firmer feel
ing and marked rise in the price of breads tuffs
and provisions. A London dispatch also states
that the English hop crop is short, and an ad
vance in price is quoted.
A cable dispatch states that war has com
menced at Cape Palmas between Liberia and
the aborigines. The Liberian government had
dispatched troops from Monrovia to the scene
of action, and a great battle was daily ex
pected. Owing to the popular outcry, the British ad
miralty have suspended the circular of July 31,
ordering the surrender of fugitive slaves found
on board British vessels.
AN INDIAN FLOOD.
A Party of Pilgrims Overwhelmed by a
Mountain Torrent—Over Two Hundred
of them Drowned.
A letter from Madura, India, says :
" Intelligence has been received at this
station of a frightful catastrophe which
befell a party of pilgrims to the Maha
lingam shrine, on the Tinnevelly fron
tier, on the evening of Sunday last. I'
we are to believe the reports of returned
pilgrims, more than 200 persons were
drowned under circumstances of the
most heartrendinir character. Thirfcv-
three of the Madura pilgrims have been
either carried away by the mountain tor-
to think how many more, from Tinne
velly or other parts, may have shared the
same fate. The shrine in question stands
on the summit of one of ihe Sadnragiri
hills (literally four hills) which form a
portion of the Snptoor estate, though in
cluded in the Xinuevelly district. The
direction from Madura is south-southwest,
and the distance nearly 50 miles.
What particular manifestation of Siva
this shrine was built to commemorate I
cannot at wresent telL nor is it known
where the first AoVotee from whom the
present one traces an unbroken succes
sion established himself; but, however
that might have been, thousands of peo
ple from all parts of the country flock
thither in this part of the year to get
cured of fancied or real evils, and, if
possible, to lay by a store of blessings
for themselves and their children. From
the base of the hill a long circuitous
path leads up to the shrine, for a (lis
tance of ten miles or so, along fearful
chasms, and deep, meandering mountain
torrents, and through meshes of cane
brake or other underwood. The pil
grims arrived at the shrine used to pass
a nignt or so in tne jungle without any
thing like a roof over their heads. The
dry bed of the mountain torrent that
.skirts the shrine used to bo their quar
ters ; and there they cooked and ate their
meals, sung and danced, and otherwise
made themselves comfortable. On the
evening of Sunday last there was . the
same spectacle as used to be in former
years thousands of men, women and
children were talking, or eating, or
dancing in the sandy bed ; hundreds of
sheep and fowls, brought up to be sacri-
nced, stood in n.onnuul groups, each
waiting its turn ; some pilgrims, more
religious than the rest, were rolling in
front of the shrine or performing other
equally curious evolutions in fact,
everything went on without a hitch. At
5 p.m. there was a tremendous shower
of rain ; then minutes later, the hitherto
dry bed was full, and the water rushed
down headlong, carrying those who could
not force their way through the crowd,
and the general confusion was rendered
still more dreadful by the darkness.
Monv dead bodies. interceted bv roots
and bushes, were picked up in the bed;
a good manywere seen floating on to
ward the Waptrap tank ; some were
found jammed between stones, and only
a very few of the ill-starred lot saved
themselves by catching hold of some
The Longest Speech of his Life.
We print below the full text of the
speech delivered, or rather read from
manuscript, by President Grant, at the
late Army of the Tennessee reunion at
Des Moines, Iowa :
Comrades : It always affords me much grati
fication to meet my comrades in arms, ten and
fourteen years ago, aud to tell over again in
memory the trials and hardships of those days
; hardships endured for the preservation ana
' perpetuation of our free institutions. We be
J lieved then, and believe now, that we have a
We, dying for. liow many of our comrades
paid 'the latter price for our preserved Union!
Let their horoism and sacrifice be ever
green in our memory. Let not the results of
their service be destroyed. The Union and the
free institutions for which they fell should be
held more dear for their sacrifices. We will
not deny to any of those who fought against us
any privileges under the government which we
claim for ourselves, tin tne contrary, we wel
come all such who come forward in good faith
to help build up the waste places, and to per
petuate our institutions against ail enemies, as
brothers in full interest with us in a common
heritage; but we are not prepared to apologize
for the part we took in the war. It is to be
hoped that like trials will never again befall our
country. In their settlement no class of people
can more heartily join than the soldiers who
submitted to the dangers, trials, and hardships
of the camp and the battle-fields. On which
ever side he may have fought, no class of
people are more interested in guarding against
a recurrence of those days. Let us, then, be-
I gin by guarding against every enemy provent-
tions. I do not briiig into this assemblage politics,
certainly not partisan politics, but it is a fair
subject for the soldiers in their deliberation to
consider what may be necessary to secure the
Erize for which they battled. In a Republic
ke ours, where the citizen is the sovereign,
and the official the servant, where no power is
exercised exoept by the will of the people, it is
important that the sovereign, the people,
shonld foeter intelligence, the promotion of
that intelligence which is to preserve us as
free nation. If we are to have another contest in
the near future of our national existence, I pre
dict that the diviling hue will not be Mason
and Dixon's, but between patriotism and intel
ligence on the one Bide, and superstition, am
bition, and ignorance on the other. Now is the
centennial year of our national existence.
beiieve it a good time to begin tho work of
HrrniwthAninr- tliA fnnnri&iinn nf the stnirhirA
i commenced bvourpatriotic forefathers lOOvoars
ago at Lexington. Let us all labor to
I " needful guarantees for the greater se-
i curity of free thought, free speech, a free
press, pure morals, unfettered religious senti
ments, anl of equal rights and privileges to all
men, irrespective of nationalitv, color or re
ligion ; encourage free schools, aud resolve that
not one dollar of our money appropriated to
their support shall be appropriated to the sup
port of any sectarian school: resolve that
neither the State nor nation, nor both com
bined, shall support institutions of leamini
other than those sufficient to afford to every
child growing up in the land the opportunity of
a good common-school education, unmixed with
sectarian. Pagan, or Atheistical bias ; leave the
matter of religion to the family, the church,
and the private school, supported entirely by
private contributions; keep the Church and the
Htate forever separate. With these safeguards,
1 believe the battles which created the Arniv of
the Ttmitsnee mil not have been fought iu
A Victim of the Schiller Disaster Found in
the Clutches of a Sub-Marine Monster.
A Plymouth (England) correspondent
writes : Mr. Franz Hauser, whose body
was buried a few days ago at Penztnce,
near Land's End, was a native of Lux
embourg. His mother and two sisters
were on tne bcuiiler, intending a visit
to their old home, while he remained in
Iowa. Upon the news of the wreck of j
the vessel he became so deeply affected I
that he fell into a raging fever. When
he became convalescent he made in
quiries whether the bodies of his rela
tions had been found. He obtained no
satisfactory information in the States,
and at last resolved to make a personal
effort on the spot. He came across the
ocean, and at once we nt to Penzance,
where at last he gained the certainty
that neither of the three corpses
had been recovered. Thereupon he
employed two experienced divers, pur
chased a complete diving armor, and
submitted to a course of training under
the instructions of the two men he had
employed. As soon as able to move
about under the water and accustomed
to the heavy suit he determined to de
scend into the sea where the Schiller had
gone down and search for his mother
and sisters. Several descents were with
out success ; though the remains of the
vessel were seen, yet no body could be
observed. But one day as the three
men were silently moving about among
sharp-pointed crags and reefs and being
a considerable distance away from the
wreck itself, i ranz Hauser was startled
by the sight of what appeared as the
head of a female form. It seemed to
hang from the top of a reef some ten
feet high. He directed the attention of
the others by pointing toward it Slowly
the threo stepped forward in liie direc
tion of the reef. Nearing the spot a
pitiful and heartrendinir scene presented
itself. What was supposed to be a fe-
male head wan such in reality,- yet Kttto-j
of the body to which it belonged could
be seen. The corpse was firmly held in
the clutches of a gigantic cuttle-fish,
which, with ite enormous arms
and extended suckers, clung to it and
to the sides of the rock like a wild beast
feasting on its prey. The sight, say the
two surviving divers, was shocking, yet
awe inspiring. They describe the cuttle-
fish as having a circular central body j
that could not be less than four feet in
diameter, of a greenish black hue, with
alternating bright and dark spots and
a slimy surface. It was rounded like a
dome, and it seemed as though a portion
of the human body had been absorbed
into it by the tremendous power of suc
tion this monster is believed to possess.
Its arms the divers counted eight were
apparently of immense strength, being
over twelve feet long, and judged to be
not loss than a foot in diameter where
they joined the body. Some of these
arms clung to the unfortunate victim,
others held fast to the protuberances of
the rock, . and several were swinging
through the water like the trunk of an
elephant, but twice its size.
Such was the view the three divers had
as they approached this reef, and Franz
Hauser made a sudden spring toward it,
but he was held back. His associates
knew that by going any nearer they
would expose themselves to attack from
the monster, for which they were unpre
pared. Thev prave thesignal to tue boat
and all three were immediately hoisted i
up. Having the covering removed from
his head, Franz Hauser declared that he
had recognized in the female face one of
his sisters, and he was determined to de
scend again to rescue her body from be
ing devoured by the submarine monster.
His wish was not gratified, however,
he being too nervous and his strength too
much exhausted, and it was agreed to
make an attempt next day or the day
after. But, on the morning, young
Hauser was delirious, and he lingered
on in a paroxysmal condition for some
days, till death closed his eyes. The two
survivors of this expedition under the
sea have made sworn statements of the
truth of these facts, and it
is believed that some presentation
has been sent to the British authorities
of the Admiralty for a complete and
thorough scientific search of the entire
vicinity of the Keterner Liedges toascer-
do feed on human victims of shipwreck.
Incident of the Texas Flood.
Mr. and Mrs. West (formerly Mrs.
Grafton) occupied a new house at Bay
town. Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Clara
Grafton, Mrs. West's child, were with
them. When the water rose over Hog
Island Mr. McKee, Charles Post, the
light-keeper, and Mrs. Pierce, with four
children, abandoned that place and come
in a skiff to West's, Thursday morning
before daylight. During Thursday the
water rose gradually iu the house, and
by afternoon reached the ceiling. They
hung on by the windows until about 4 p.
m., when, finding that the water was
gaining, they got into a skiff, with the
hope of reaching tne nign laud, in nan
an hour the skiff was swamped, and, in
getting hold of the windows again, two
children were lost, the oldest and young
est girl. Mr. West then made a hole in'
the roof, and all were got on to it. Small
hand holes were made to cling to. In a
short time the roof was swept away from
the buildine. the tide carryinK them up
the bay several miles. They drifted
about Thursday night and Friday at the
of the waves, during which time
Mr. McKee and Mr. Post got in a tree,
when the norther came out on Friday
and drove them back down the bay. Of
occupants of the roof none remained
Mr. and Mrs. West, Mrs. Pierce and
one child, and Mr. Post The wind
drove them across tne Day and tne cur-.
into the mouth of the canal. Just
as the roof entered the canal it turned
over and Mrs. Pierce and child were lost,
Mr. West rose, clinging to his wife, and
seized the roof again, the current swept
the roof over on the east side, and when
it struck the bank the two were thrown
up on the side of the dump. Post was
able to reach the bank, West was sense
less, and Mrs. West stunned, but moan
ing. The tug tjoates had been driven by
the eale on the point, and lay ou the
other side of the dump. Mr. Nelson,
who had brought her up from Bed-Fish
through the gale, aud Mr. Bhett,
master-mechanic, were onboard. Hear-
iuir the moans, they went over the dump
and carried the rescued pair on board
the tug. About 7 p. m., within half an
hour after Mrs. West was carried on the
tiicr, she was token ill and gave birth to
a boy. These ragged men, fathers them -
selves, yet unused to such ministrations,
aided by Mr. West, faithfully performed
the duties belonging to gentler hands.
The bravo little woman, who had under
gone all these perils, seeing mother,
child, sister, and her four nieces swept
away before he.r eyes, gave the directions
which doubtless saved her life and that
of the Jt.ilii'. Jftwslun tllx.) Teh--,
The Ward Will Case.
The Ward will case, now on trial in
Detroit, is certain to become one of the'
historic causes of American jurispru
dence. While the trial proceeds, it is
interesting to note some of its exterior
features, the discussion of which can
not prejudice the claims of either party
to the. suit The amount involved ih
nearly 86,000,000, and the bulk of it was
left to the wife and children of the sec-
ond marriage, the children of the first
marriage receiving an allowance of $200
a month during life. These children
bring action to have the will set aside.
Capt Ward was the leading manu
facturer and capitalist or Michigan, and
the field of his operations included
the whole Northwest. He owned mill
ions of real estate in seven States, and
held large investments in Arizona,
Utah, and Ontario. He was especially
interested in the development of the
mineral wealth of the- North, smd t
owned the great metal-manufacturing
concerns of Wyandotte indeed, owned
the entire town and was a proprietor of
the North Chicago Boiling Mills, of the
Milwaukee Iron Company, of several
silver, copper, lead, and steel companies;
while he was engaged, at the same time,
in marine interests, in lumber, docks,
plank-roads, railroads, and real estate.
Of the latter, he held $63,000 in Chicago;
$182,800 in Detroit; $370,953.60 in
Michigan lands ; $370,953.60 in Ohio ;
$64,838.35 in Wisconsin; $37,387.64 in
Missouri, and some $20,000 in Iowa. He
owned the Detroit Daily Pout jointly
with Senator Chandler, and sold his in
terest to him before the rupture which
made them political enemies. In the
handling of his vast concerns he ex
hibited wonderful sagacity, and his
financial instincts were unusually keen.
It is not generally known how slender
a chance stopped Capt. Ward from as
cending to a conspicuous place in na
tional politics. When the House im
peached President Johnson, in 1868, Ben
if that body convicted Mr. Johnson, Mr.
Wade became President of the United
States. So certain did conviction ap
pear tbat Mr. Wade selected his Cabinet,
and Capt. B. B. Ward was offered by
mm tne portfolio of the Treasury, uapt.
Ward, it was understood, accepted the
position, and proceeded to adjust his
personal affairs in Michigan with a view
to his permanent transfer to Washington.
Thirty-six votes, it will be remembered,
were necessary to convict Mr. Johnson,
and thirty-five were known to be secured.
The doubtful man was Senator Boss, of
Kansas, and at the final moment he voted
with the six other Republicans Mr,
Johnson was acquitted, Mr. Wade was
not inaugurated 1'resident of the United
States, and Capt. Ward failed to become
Secretary of the Treasury.
A formidable array of counsel is en
gaged on both sides. Tne trial nas al
ready induced many startling incidents,
and will undoubtedly furnish jurists
with precedents as well as journalism
with sensations. One extremely inter
I eating chapter is already begun the
loonvl ehuniflirtrr tT Knimriinham I lanr.
Ward was a believer of its creed and a
patron of its practices, and the plaintiffs
propose to show that the will was made
in accordance witn tne dictates oi me
diums and tricksters, and. therefore.
void. Iu other words, the court will
have to decide wbether Spiritualism is a
religious belief or a lunacy. Chicago
A Lost Method of Expression.
and the boys' fancy for certain jams, were
; remembered from year to year; the thoumercy
l gand ways in which skill and good taste
! and affection were shown in tliis base art
1 of cookery ; the genuine, home-made
I flavor of the dishes, the talk, the very fun
the i we are not at all Bure that women in ig
but j noring this ancient craft so utterly,
It has been too mnch the fashion of
late to decry this department of the work
of housekeeping as useless and menial,
and to insist that money ought to buy its
result, leaving to the wife and daughter
time for self-improvement and higher
duties. There can be no doubt that
the average American housekeeper often
becomes a slave to her store-closet, one
third of the year being spent in prepar
ing food for the remainder; canned vege
tables, salted meat, pickles and preserves
are often the millstone which drags her
soul and body down to a very low level.
But there is another side to the subject,
and we may strike the just middle
ground on it as on any other. Nobody
wants a George Eliot, or Florence Nigh
tingale, or Jessie Fremont, to give her
time to compounding piccalillis or pre-
serves. But, while one woman is a
leader in society, literature, or philan
thropy, ninety-nine adopt some smaller
way to make tnemselves useful and Help
ful in bettering and brightening the
little world about them, and these small
er ways in city life are frequently
incessant devotion to visiting, to music,
to making horrible and exhausting efforts
at house decoration. We confess that
when we have sat down to feasts where
the vegetables smacked too strongly of
the professional Conner's art, where the
meats were ill-cooked, the offense of the
rjickles was rank with vitroL and the des-
j gertg bore that inextinguishable flavor of
the confectioner's shop, and when, after
dinner, w have been called on to listen
' to feeble strumming of the piano, or
weak criticisms on the last exhibition, or
to admire works of art in the shape of
spatterdash or Persian embroideries on
Turkish toweling, we have remembered
the busy Pennsylvania kitchen and the
bountiful tables of old Virginia matrons;
tho delicious flavor, idiosyncrasy, if we
may coll it so, of every dish ; the car
: with which the father's taste in soups.
j have not slighted one of their strongest
modes of expression. " Home ana Ho-rent
I ciety " Scribner for October.
Not a Fool.
morning a straight-haired
young man entered a saloon on the river
road and asked the man who was trying
to start a fire if ho had seen anything
a lost calf.
" Look anything like you?" snapped
the man in reply.
; The young man looked at the ques-
tioner a long time, and went out without
replying. He returned in the course
j three hours, however, and taking off his
coat he said:
" See here, mister, Tm no fool ! I've
i been thinking of what you said this
j morning, and I just believe you meant
i sunthin ! If you did, just come out here
while I make vour head ache 1"
1 The barkeeper convinced him
nothing was meant, and tho youug man
put on his coat and again sought the trail
of the lost calf. JJetrott tree Press.
At Quebec, last week, a deaf and dumb
Bailor, charged with deserting his ship,
cross-examined the witness, who was also
a deaf mut, by signs, and made an elo
qiiimt spetih in the magistrate t'l
sanir! iantfVfcge, Re was acquuteu.
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THE MEASURE OF SCORN.
"Oh Scorn, tell me tor name !
What meaanre alls
Tr jiessurt. up 7 The words men apeak,
.staking for a lordly scorn
, a small eontemvt, sound pony, tame ;
The feeble speech ont chilla.
When it should seek
To .lay, the Foul, if it were truly acorn
No paltry vengeance, sufficient wreak
1 he will of grand completed scorn !"
" Eternal silence hranda
aly name on those
I touch. If j measure love doth keep,
Love onlv. Love alone can acorn
With utter acorn the thine it cboee
To love, and mhnse bsse hands
Compelled its faith to reap
TM bitter harvest of a lie. This scorn
Is bitterer than death, and will not aleep
M Seats, tteelfj but live eternal ecora'. .
Wit and Humor.
A deubbbattvb body A slow man.
Sweetness and light A love-match.
A bridge should be tried by its piers.
Tt has been found that in nearly every
civilized country the tree that beat s the
most fruit for market is the axle-tree.
A schoolboy says that when his teach
er undertakes to "show him what ra
what," he only finds out which is switch.
A man may be said to have been
drinking like a fish when he finds that
he has taken enough to make his head
" Why did you name your dog Back ?"
"Because he was always running away
from home, and we couldn't help calling
It is said that bald-headed people do
not die of consumption. The analytical
mind, seizing upon this fact and reason
ing logically, can arrive at a conclusion
as to why it is we so seldom see a red
" You are from the country, are you
not, sir?" asked a city clerk of a Quaker,
wlin had inst arrived. "Yes." "Well,
here is an essay on the rearing of calves.
said Aminidab, as he turned to
go, "thee nad Dest present w uiy
A Milwaukee chap kissed his girl
about forty times right straight along,
and when he stopped the tears came into
her eyes, and she said, in a sad tone of
voice, "Ah! John, I fear you have
ceased to love me." "No, I haven't,"
replied John, " bnt I must breaths."
One year ago, says the Vicksburg
Herald, they clasped hands over a gate
in the dusk of evening, and she said she
would be bis little angel until life was
no more. Yesterday noon he went home
and found his Sunday suit in strips on
the floor, his silk hat 'kicked in, and his
fine boots cut down, and she yelled out
from the bed-room: "Is that you, you
old alligator ? Well. I don't think youll
trot off again without splitting any
THE LAWYER IN THE EDITOR'S BED.
I slept in an editor's bed last night,
When no editor chanced to be nigh.
And I thought, aa I tumbled the editor's bed.
How easily editors he ! - .
If the lawyer slept in the e ditor'a bed
When no lawyer chanced to be nigh.
And thought, as above he has naively said,
How easily'editor'a lie.
He must then admit, as he lay on that bed
And alept to his heart's desire,
Wnste'er he may say of the editor's bed,
' rwas toe lawyer himself wm the lier.
.Yew Orleans hhUUtin.
A great deal has bet n -derbilt's
hard-heartedness, but no man
can write of him that he ever gave tho
slightest encouragement to a human be
ing who parted his hair in the middle.
A Pittsburgh woman trained all sum
mer long for a tub race, and died the
other day just twelve hours before the
match was to come off- In the midst of
tub races and all other kind of races wo
are in death.
If the deluged Tcxans should require
any help from the public have your dol
lar bill where you can get hold of it, and
remember that iu a case of this kind one
dollar in cash is better than six hundred
dollars' worth of the heartiest kind of
To Remove Foreign Bodies from the Eye.
A medical correspondent of the Lan
cet makes a suggestion which may
prove useful on emergency to some of
our readers. He says : " In conse
quence of the difficulty I experienced in
removing from a patient a portion of
steeL bedded in the cornea, wnicu uu.
not yield to the spud or needle, some
other means of removal' became neces
sary. Dry, soft, white silk waste sug
gested itself to me, and was wound
round a thin piece of wood, so as to
completely envelop its end. This soft
annhcatiou was brushed once backward
aud forward horizontally over the part
of the cornea where the foreign substance
seemed fixed. To my astonishment it
was at once entangled by the delicate
but strong meshes of the silk, and was
withdrawn with the greatest ease, caught
hv tho same. A irentleman, in turning
steel at a lathe, suddenly felt that a por
tion had entered his eye. He went at
once to a surgeon, who, with the most
skillful manipulation, failed to extract
the same, saying it would soon wora out
of itself. The next morning the pa
tient saw me, having suffered severely
since the aeddent, aud on tho first ap
plication the portion of steel was ex
How Sargent S. Prentiss Got Drunk.
Onno. when in ioint discussion Uov.
McNutt deplored his habits, which were
rendering liis learning and tiloquence
useless, he retorted on the Governor
with riant, effect He first described in
classic style the utilities and inspirations
of wine and wlusKy. ueiore maning iuu
ad hominem upon the Governor, he pic
tured the glug-glug-glng of the jug, as
the politician tilta it and pours irom iu
reluctant mouth the corn juice so loved
of his soul. There is no music dearer to
his ear, unless it be the same glug-glug-
glug as it disappears down ms capacious
throat Then turning to his opponent,
his face all shining with fun, he said r
" Now. fellow-citizens, during this ardent
campaign, which has been so fatiguing,
I have only been drunk once. Over in.
Simpson couuty I was compelled to sleep
in the same Dea witn uus uinungumuou
nominee, this delight of his party, this
wonderful exponent of the principles
practices of the unwashed Democracy,
and in the morning I found myself drunk
on corn whisky, l had laid too ciotw w
this soaked mass of Democracy, and I
Cox, in Harper's for October.
Some Scotch exhibitors have been de
tected artificially turning up the horns
of their Ayrshire cattle, blowing in aif
beneath their shoulders to increase the.
girth around tho beari, and sewing Qfl
false bushy tails. Others exhibiting
milch cows have been found feeding
ttiem their own milk aonn after it. was
.hawn from thorn