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Joe rBTUTmo of all dearrtptions furnished lo
OttV-r, and guaranteed to prove satiaf actory at to
The leather dealers are going to Lave
an exhibition of their own at Philadel
phia, and have obtained a lot 200 by 300
feet, facing the main exhibition, for that
purpose. There is nothing like leather,
Hiss Acta Hulett, the young and
handsome Chicago lawyer, will have
nothing to do with divorce litigation.
She believes that any woman who will
marry a man onght to be forced to live
Tub Registry Department is one of
the great conveniences of onr Poetoffice
system. A registered letter is safer than
the ordinary letter, because it is entered
in a record book, sealed up in a special
envelope, a receipt for it is taken of
every agent or Postmaster who receives
it, and it is committed to the personal
custody of the mail agent, instead of be
ing put into the mail bag.
Dangerous counterfeits are in circula
tion of the denomination of $5 of the
following banks : The First National
Bank of Chicago, ILL; the Traders' Na
tional Bank of Chicago, EL; the First
National Bank of Paxton, EL; the First
National Bank of Canton, EL Nearly
the entire amount of genuine $5 notes of
those banks have been withdrawn from
circulation, and no additional issues will
Tub grave of Edgar Allan Poe at
1 .li-I 1 i i
monument. The remains of the gifted
bat unfortunate poet were disinterred
for reburial last week. The coffin was
found five feet below the Burfaoe of the
ground, in a fair state of preservation.
The lid being removed, the skeleton was
exposed to view, and appeared in almost
perfect condition, except the skull, which
was considerably decomposed. Several
of the upper toeth had fallen out and lay
in the cavity ; the teeth in the lower jaw
were all sound. A few locks of hair still
clung to the forehead.
Thb New York Evening Post states
that forty -fife years ago Mr. James
Taylor, now an old farmer living in
Washington county, N. Y., bought,
among other things with which he began
to keep house, an eight-day wooden
clockyof the pattern of that period. It
lias faithfully performed its duty as a
time-keeper ever since, and as he says,
is " -J ways reliable." One remarkable
thing about the old clock is, that it has
never been cleaned or oiled, nor taken
apart, and has needed no repairs what
ever during this time, except on two or
three occasions, 'when he himself has
put in new cords for the weights.
It is a necessary requisite of a Missis
sippi edit or to be as expert with the pis
tol as with the pec The other day, at a
meeting of . one of the ward clubs in
Vipksburg, one of the orators criticised
the course of the Yicksburg Herald and
ks editor concerning some State matter
of discussion, whereupon the editor, CoL
McCardle, addressed a polite note to
the local politician, asking if he was cor
rectly reported, and demanding an ex
planation. In answer te this the Colonel
received a communication stating that
the gentleman did not intend to be per
sonal, and that no offense was meant.
This disclaimer was deemed satisfactory,
and all is now serene.
The Boston Herald tells a good story
on Ben Butler. Ben's office was lately
invaded by a flashily-dressed young man
who wanted to study for the law, between
whom and the Essex statesman the fol
lowing conversation ensued: "Well,
Mr. B., what would be the first thing for
me to do in order to learn the profes
sion?" Uncle Benjamin fixed his weather
eye upon the nobby-dressed young man,
and surveyed him from his flashy neck
tie to his highly-polished boots, and ex
claimed: " The firs.1, thing you had bel
ter do would be to go and roll in a barn
yard." An answer came as quick as the
suggestion in the following terse lan
guage: "If I should come, and study
two years in your office, wouldn't it do
just as well!"
Bev. Bobebt Collyer, of Chicago,
was traveling through New England re
cently, and two passengers on the train
thought they saw a similarity in his
features to Henry Ward Beecher, and
not knowing who he was, one of them
addressed him and said : " My friend
and I were just remarking Hpon the sim
ilarity between you and Beecher I
mean between your face and Beecher's.
We don't wish to be understood like
him in other respects." To which Coll-
yer instantly replied: "I have been
told before that we had a similarity of
features, but in other respects I allow no
man to liken- me to Beecher." And the
two passengers concluded he was
" muscular Christian," and it would not
be a prudent thing for any man to do.
A ham in California swore ae wouldn't cut off
kU beard or hair until Henry Clay should be
made President Clay died, and bis eccentric
admirer went into a hermitage, where he still
The above is true with one or two
rifling exceptions. In the first place
the man don't live in California, and
never did. Neither did he go into
hermitage. The "eccentric admirer,"
who swore that he would never shave
cut his beard till Henry Clay should
elected President lives, moves and has
a being in the town of Dallas, Texas,
and he ho faithfully kept his vow
. this '.lay. His name is A. Banning Nor
ton, and he edits a newspaper in
L. 0. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection jf local and General News.' 1 ; tnTTfermsV $1.50 per Aimum, In AdYance
VOL. VIIL--NO. 47.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1875.
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aforesaid town of Dallas. At the time
he made his foolish vow he was a resi
dent of Ohio, and was a candidate for
elector on the Fillmore ticket in the
Buckeye State in 1856, at which time the
writer first met him. He was then a
sight to look upon, and if his crop of hair
has continued to grow he is probably lit
erally covered with it by this time.
In a prize-fight in Cincinnati last week
between Frank Farrell and Jack Leon
ard, two young roughs, Leonard re
ceived injuries which will probably prove
Cobbdj, the WesterviUe saloon-keeper,
has been lodged in jail on account of his
failure to pay an old fine for keeping his
place open after 8 p.m. His saloon has
been closed several weeks.
Calvin Gaskill, of Wilmington, a
cattle-dealer, was knocked down and
robbed of $800, at Dayton, one night
last week. Four men and three women
were arrested on suspicion.
A Short lasa train was thrown from
the track within the city limits of Colum
bus one night last week, by the mali
cious misplacement of a switch. The
train was wrecked, but no one was
Thb Bbv. Abel M. Corey, a widely
known Methodist clergyman, who repre
sented the Toledo district in the State
Senate during 1868-9, died last week, in
Delaware, where he had been attending
posed new Music Hall, and the Com
mercial has reason to believe their ex
ample will be followed and the desired
fund speedily made up.
Geobsx Moobe, a colored saloon
keeper oi Cincinnati, was attacked the
other day by a crowd of colored people,
who broke into his saloon and destroyed
the furniture. During the melee, Moore
shot and mortally wounded Frank Ware,
one of the attacking party.
A yotog man named John Cencilbaugh
has been lying at his home at Summit
Station, between Clolnmbus and Newark,
at the point of death. He got on a
through train to go home from Colum
bus, and, to avoid being carried past
home, jumped from the cars jvhen they
were going at full speed, and sustained
Frank Sghkadeb, a highly respected
young man of Massillon, went out last
Sunday morning with his father and a
younger brother to gather hickory nuts.
Frank went up a tree, and, when about
fifty feet high, fell to the ground,
breaking his neck, back, and both legs,
and disfiguring his face, killing him
instantly. He was 17 years old.
A max named Awold, a tailor by trade,
was accidentally shot in a pawnshop in
Toledo last week. The clerk, in attempt
ing to explain the operation of a certain
make of pistol, recklessly pointed it
toward his customer, unaware that it
was loaded. The result was that Awold
was shot, the ball entering the stomach
at the right The attending surgeon
savs the wound is fatal.
Brave Tom McAvoy was the Cincin
nati policeman who shot the lioness and
panther which escaped from the zoolog
ical garden in that city. The last thing
out is the alligator, which has not been
found. The Qazetle suggests that Mc
Avoy be detailed to shoot all the animals
in the garden before they get out of the
cages, as it would be cheaper and safer.
John Shull, aged 60, while seeing
his wife on a train at Bucyrus, one day
last week, a' tempted to get off the train
after it started, but, being very feeble,
he fell directly under the wheels between
two coaches, which passed over him,
killing him instantly. Deceased was an
old and highly-respected citizen, and a
very prominent member of the Baptist
Postmasters have recently been ap
pointed at the following named places in
this State: Beaver, Pike county, Jacob
Leist; Dunlevy, Warren county, A. L.
Carey; Fidelity, Miami county, Daniel
W. Bowman; Glenwood, Noble county,
Elijah Coffman; Lynchburgh, Highland
county, James W. Henderson; Port
William, Clinton county, James Hart:
Trumbull, Ashtabula cpunty, J. M.
Intense excitement was caused in the
village of Brighton, thirteen miles from
Springfield, last week, by the killing of
a burglar and the capture of two of his
confederates. The killing was done by
Mr. Joseph Olinger while the midnight
marauders were attempting to effect an
entrance into his house. An extensive
gang of thieves and burglars has for a
long time been operating in that section,
causing a perfect reign of terror, and
intense satisfaction is felt in the com
munity that one of the scoundrels has
come to grief.
Postmasters have recently been ap
pointed at various places in this State,
as follows: Cortland, Trumbull county,
E. Herbert Faiuice ; Four Corners, Huron
county, Green Atherton; Gilead Station,
Morrow county, John S. Tucker; Hails-
burg, Putnam county, Absalom Sloan;
Homier, Henry county, Frank K. Coe;
Hanover, Licking county, George Hol-
lister; Hill House, Lake county, Harri
son G. Cawley; Junction, Paulding coun
ty, Joshua Dicus; Meadow Brook, Jack
son county, William B. Pratt; Pyrmont,
Montgomery county, William W. Ham
ilton; Borden, Scioto county, D. A.
Mr. Sharon has tendered to Mrs.
Ralston a suit of seven rooms in the
Palace Hotel, with private servants,
private coach and eoacuniaiL,go long as
nfin may frmTT Tn nnn thorn ,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
George W. Pemberton was hong at Boston
on Friday, the 8th inst, for the murder of Mrs.
Bingham, in March last.
Messrs. Moody and Bankey will begin their
revival work Oct. 81, in the Brooklyn (N. T.)
nnk, which has capacity for accommodating
from 7,000 to 8,000 persons. The services will
be on the same general plan as that pursued in
Duncan, Sherman & Co., the baukrnpt bank
ers, comprising Wm. Butler Duncan, Wm.
Watts Sherman, and Francis H. Grain, have
been arrested in New York, on the complaint of
one of their creditors, on a charge of fraud asd
obtaining money under false pretense, and held
to bail in the sum of 5,000 each.
A freight train on the New York Central rail
road new the track while entering Rochester,
N. Y., a few days ago, and dashed into the de
pot, demolishing the walls and causing a gen
eral smash-np of the train. The engineer and
fireman were instantly crashed to death.
John Byan died at Boston, last week, from
the effects of injuries received in a prize-fight
with Michael Carney.
Another civil suit has been instituted in the
New York courts against Tweed for $983,610.
The man Westerrelt, charged with being im
plicated in the abduotion of Charley Boss, has
been sentenced to seven years' solitary confine
ment in the Eastern Penitentiary of Pennsyl
vania and fined 1.
The New York police think they have cap
tured the murderer of Mr. James H. Noe. His
name is John Dolan. He admits pawning the
murdered man's watch.
The New York Evening Post, in a review of
the business and trade of that city, says the
sales of the season are ahead of those of any
season since 1873.
The unfinished Agricultural Hall, on the
Philadelphia Centennial grounds, was blown
ajrnst of wind last week. Five labor-
A wrestling match for the championship of
the world took place in New York last week
between An tone CristaL champion of France,
and Prof. Miller, of Australia, the latter being
The members of the Bsecher-Tilton jury are
clamoring for back-pay.
A Frenchman named La Page has been ar
rested at Soncock, N. H., on suspicion of being
the murderer of Miss Josie Longmaid.
Strauss, Lehman & Co., heavy dry gcods
dealers of New York, have failed. Liabilities,
John H. Contoit, the millionaire confection
er, who died recently in New York, bequeathed
to his sole heir and child, Charles H. Contoit,
the nice little fortune of $3,000,000.
Information from Macon, Mo., says that it is
new a settled fact that gold abounds there in
paying qoantitUs. An old miner from Cali
fornia has just completed a prospecting tour,
and in four days gathered from the surface of
the ground $100. Great excitement prevails
over the recent developments, and the hills are
covered with prospectors, who, in spite of their
inexperience, make fair wages. This new gold
region is on the Chariton river, about 21 miles
northwest of Macon, and 12 miles from the
northern branch of the St Louis, Kansas City
and Northern road. .
A Salt Lake dispatch reports the discovery of
rich gold diggings in the Sweetwater and Big
Capt. Bogardus, the famous pigeon-shooter,
was arrested at St. Louis one day last week, at
the instance of the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, for shooting a pigeon
match near that city.
Mr. John McCuUoogh, one of the few really
great actois on the American Btage, is playing
an engagement to crowded houses at McVickern
Theater, in Chicago.
Prof. Jenney, of the Black Hills exploring
expedition, reports the discovery of gold in
small quantities in the Bear Lodge Mountains,
in the northwestern portion of the Hills.
8uow fell in various portions of the North
west on the lith of October, the first of the
In a prize-fight at Cincinnati, the other day,
between Frank Farrell and Jack Leonard, two
young roughs, Leonard received injuries which
will probably prove fatal.
Three Italians have been convicted at St,
Louis of the murder of one of their country
men, and sentenced to death.
Two men were killed and several injured at
St. Louis, last week, by the falling of the brew
ery of Fritz & Wainwright.
Judge Boreman, of the Third District Court
of Utah, has taken the Mormon bull right by
the horns. In his charge to the Grand Jury at
Salt Lake City, the other day, he admonished
them to indict a number of individuals impli
cated in swindling the Territory out of lands
and for illegal voting. He particularly urged
them to indict every leader, proclaimer or in
stigator of polygamy, which he denounced as a
walking nicer and degrading crime, fit only for
the darkest days of anterior civilization. He
said it had existed only by the generosity of
the government, but that the government was.
now in earnest, and the Mormons would soon
be made to realize it
There was a bloody row at a mining camp 120
miles from Denver, Col., last week, 50 or 100
miners, with guns and pistols, playing a lively
part. The notorious Maj. Graham, lately re
leased from the penitentiary, shot and wounded
a miner, at which the friends of the latter be
came so incensed that they started out to lynch
Graham, whom they completely riddled with
bullets. A nnmber of Graham's friends were
then ordered to leave the country on pain of
being treated in a similar way.
John Bulliner and Allen Baker, two of the
Williamson county (111.) Ku-Klux have been
found guilty of murder in the second degree,
and sentenced to twenty-five years each in the
At the county fan grounds near Ureensneld,
O., one day last week, the seats around the
race track fell, precipitating fully 1,000 people
to the ground, severely injuring a large num
ber of men, women and children.
A letter has been received in St Paul from
well-informed gentleman at Bismarck, pre
dicting a red-hot Indian war next year, unless
Congress takes heroic measures to suppress it
before fairly inaugurated. He says frontiers
men insist that the Black Hills will be occupied
without a treaty, or that the Indians will be
stirred op to snob an extent that trouble and
treaty must follow. Except a few timid ones,
the people on the frontier do not fear the re
sult in that case, believing that it will require
more troops to be thrown into the country, giv
ing them employment and adding to the popu
lation of the border.
San Francisco and other portions of Cali
fornia, have just experienced another sharp
. A difficulty occurred last week in Charleston,
Tallahatchie county, Miss., between a colored
man named Blackwoll, the Sheriff, Alcorn and
oilier officials of the county. Blackwell was
abusing Alcorn and other Bepublican loaders.
and was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Stewart
After being arrested, Blackwell shot George
Wall, a white man, dead, and was then pursued
by the Sheriff and hemmed np in a back room
of a grocery store and shot by the Sheriff and
assistant some fifteen or twenty times and mor
The colored people of Georgia held a conven
tion at Augusta last week, and appointed an
Emigration Bureau to gather information of
the best localities inside the State of Georgia
for negroes in the late insurrectionary counties
to emigrate to. An address was adopted stating
that the negroes are not given their rights in
Georgia, colored men are not allowed to sit on
juries, and do not receive the protection of the
Judge Bobert J. McEinney, for many years
one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of
Tennessee, and one of the most eminent jurists
in that State, is dead.
Advices from Friar's Point Miss., report no
more fighting,' but everything unsettled, and
the agricultural interest paralyzed. The ne
groes there threaten to hang Brown, the Sher
iff, and Smith, the candidate for Chancery
Clerk, if they return, for having caused the
disturbance. Bepoits from other parts of the
State show great demoralization among the la
borers, and great danger of a large portion of
the cotton crop being lost for want of bands to
An indiscriminate shooting occurred one day
last week in the streets of Grenda, Miss., be
tween Sheriff Franck and his son on the one
side, and State Senator Price and his son-in-law
on the other, during which some fifteen
shots were fired, but no one was hurt All the
parties were Republicans, but belonged to dif
A frightful suicide occurred at Baltimore a
few days ago. An unknown voting man threw
himself from the top of the Washington mon
ument to the ground below, a distance of
150 feet Of course he was instantly killed,
being crushed to a shapeless mass of flesh and
agy(SXtani.J?ashington jsays: JThe
from Mississippi. Gov. Amos is averse to
arming the citizens of the State for their own
protection, for the reason that it would pro
duce a great excitmeut Everything is report
Three colored men were attacked in the
streets of New Orleans by unknown white as
sassins, a few nights ago, one killed outright
another mortally wounded, and the third
slightly injured. The affair caused great ex
citement Citizens assembled on the streets
to denounce the great wrong, and in the after
noon an immense mass meeting was held at
the Court House, when the stores were closed,
that all might participate. Resolutions were
adopted disclaiming all responsibility for the
deed, and loudly calling for the prosecution
and punishment of the assassins.
John Gair and his sister-in-law, Catherine
Matthews, both colored, were hung by a mob
in East Feliciana parish, La., last week, they
were at the time under arrest for murder and
had confessed the crime.
Reports of the condition of the Southern
cotton crops aie very discouraging. Bain
and rust are playing havoc with the great
The books of the Treasury Department show
that for the fifteen montlis ending September
30, there have been withdrawn $20,000,000 in
United States bonds, and deposited with the
Treasurer to secure national bank circulation.
In lieu of these bonds, ninety per cent, or a
total of $18,000,000 in national bank currency
has been retired.
Indian Commissioner Smith has resigned.
Another party of vagrant red-skins, belong.
ing to the Chippewa tribe, visited Washington
last week, for the purpose of laying their griev
ances before the President They claim that
they have been badly swindled by agents and
The Catholic leaders of Washington, with
Mrs. Gen. Sherman at their head, are organiz
ing a permanent Indian Catholio missionary
association. Missionary workers are to be sent
among all the Indian tribes, to woo the gentle
savage into laying down the tomahawk and
scalping implement and otherwise entitling
himself to a life membership in the mother
Attorney-General Harris, ex-Senator Pease,
and United States Attorney Wells, of Missis
sippi, visited Washington last week, and had
a lengthy consultation with Attorney-General
Pierrepont in regard to the condition of af
fairs in their State. They made eerious
charges against Gov. Ames, and assured the
Attorney-General that any departure from the
policy of the administration already indicated
by the Attorney-General would be disastrous
to the interests of the State, and especially
would its best citizens deplore the sending of
The United States Supreme Court commenced
its October term on the 11th inst, all of the
Justices being present except Miller.
A Washington dispatch says: "Although this
government has repeatedly and emphatically
expressed its desire to the Spanish government
for the termination of the insurrection in Cuba,
and tendered its gcod offices to produce an ac
commodation between the contending parties,
it has never gone to the extent of the late
transatlantic story, by diplomatically threaten
ing to acknowledge the rights of the Cubans in
case hostilities be not closed before the 1st of
Two Canadian propellers the St. Audley
and the Bristol were burned to the water's
edge at Hamilton, on Lake Ontario, on the
night of the 7th inst They were valued at
The Pennsylvania railroad is now carrying
passengers by its fast mail trains between the
East and West It is understood that all the
other trunk lines will go and do likewise.
The President of the Huntington (W. Va.)
Bank has fully identified the man recently cap
tured in Fentress county, Tenn., as one of the
gang who robbed that bank's safes some time
ago. He had in his possession $4,900 of the
Sunday, Oct 10, was the seventh anniver
sary of the proclamation of independence in
the Island of Cuba. The day was appropri
ately observed by the Cuban residents of the
city of New York.
A deep-laid and well-concerted plot to rob
the Bank of British North America, of Mon
treal, by means of false letters of credit has
been frustrated, and six of the swindlers ar
rested. The bank lost $2,700 at Halifax, where
the plot was not known.
A section of one of the big trees of Cali
fornia arrived at 8t Louis the other day, en
route to Philadelphia. It is 16 feet long, with
a diameter of 20 feet It was taken from a
tree 276 feet high, with a diameter at the base
of .26 feet and, as indicated by yearly rings, is
2,220 years old. The section is hollowed out
leaving a cylinder about two feet thick, includ
ing the bark, which will be converted into a
circular house elegantly fitted np.
Gea. Bartlctt, who was nominated by the
Democrats for Lieutenant-Governor of Mansa
elinsetts, has withdrawn.
Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, has been
tendered the office of United States Judge for
the Second Judicial District but declines on
acomnt of the insufficiency of the salary.
The name of John Quincy Adams, Jr., has
bean placed upon the Democratic ticket for
lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts, in
flaceof Gen. Bartlett who declined.
Diplomatic relations between Holland and
Venezuela have been broken off because Hol
land refused to indemnify Venezuela for al
leged intervention by Dutch subjects at Cura
coa in Venezuelan internal affairs.
The cholera has broken out in the Province
of Mysore, in India.
Germany will demand this year an addi
tion of J, 008.000 marks to the military esti
mates. A new Ministry has been formed in Servia.
All the members are Eaid to be favorable to
Disastrous inundations, attended with loss of
life, are reported in Leicestershire and War
The largest hotel in Germany, the Kaiser, at
Berlin, has been burned.
China and Great Britain are still at logger
heads regarding the demand of the latter for
satisfaction for some of her citizens. The
prospects are not favorable for a settle
ment and the affair may yet culminate in a
Several engagements "hare been fought be
tween the troops of Liberia and the barbar
ous tribes with which they are at war, in
all of which the Liberian army has been vic
torious. Two young Americans, Biggs and Paine,
fought a duel near Paris the other day. The
weapons used were swords. Paine was slightly
wounded in the arm.
Gen. Saballs is to be tried by a Carlist court
martial for his recent failure.
A Berlin dispatch states that under the pres
sure of the great powers, Turkey is diminish
ing her concentration of troops on the Servian
fmntirr arN'MIB" miiamim. ....
gram from Minister Wade, stating that he has
obtained from the Chinese government the
guarantees which he considered necessary.
It is stated that Russia is preparing an expe
dition against Bokara, out of revenge for the
assistance rendered by the latter to the Kno-
The Most Remarkable of All the Remarkable
The "Ward will case," which is now
literally racing at Detroit for on at
least one occasim a party to the suit has
in open Court attempted the lite oi ms
opponent's counsel may safely be set
down as one of the most remarkable of
all the remarkable will cases recorded.
Eber Ward, the King of Michigan, who
controlled the politics of the State and
the mining industries of the lake region,
and made his weight felt in rauroaas,
manufactures, steamboat lines in every
direction, in line, where an ambitious,
restless and Tjowerfnl man oi business
.could employ his energy and capital,
died last winter, leaving an estate
amounting to several bullions of dollars,
accumulated through his own toil and
speculation. He hod been twice mar
ried.. Between the snperstition which
formed an essential element of his char
acter and affection for a medium, he
became thoroughly, slavishly convinced
of the truth of Spiritualism. No im
posture was too gross and palpable for
him, no impostor too absurd. Gibber
ish aud forgery he accepted as the rules
of his doily life, and those who uttered
or wrote them became his oracles and
business advisers, to be trusted fully
and followed implicitly. He branded
one of his sons as illegitimate because a
flower-painting medium omitted the
blossom typical of him from a bouquet
emblematic of the family. He believed
in spirit-photographs because, if there
were no spirits, how coul I their vapory
shapelf be fixed on the plate? He con
sulted the ghost of the dead Senator
Howard, going through the formality of
shaking hands with it, and asked its
advice about his -will. Indeed,
he went to a multitude ef spir
itual counsellors for aid and in
spiration on this momentous subject, but
found not in tnat multitude saiety.
Dean Richmond's ghost had advised him
how to deal in railroad stock ; another
shade or perhaps the same instructed
him how to clean out Uhandler, ana
a spirit named "Cabbage John guided
him in his mining ventures, but it was
the spirit of his first wife, working
through no less famous a medium than
Margaret Fox, which dictated a com
plete testament in backhand so that it
could only be read by holding it before
a mirror. This will gave the property
in equal shares to her children, the sur
viving Mrs. Ward and her children, but
the spirits of the present Mrs. Word's
uncle and niece insisted that her off
spring should have the pine lands, mills,
a, free of debt, and that trustees
should -be appointed to manage
the affairs of the "insane." is-
of the first marriage ! Under
these circumstances it is not surprising
that a lawsuit has been instituted, to set
aside tho will and bring about a more
equitable distribution of tne immense
property which he bequeathed at the
dictation of lunatics or swindlers, nor is
it surprising that a case complete at
every point has been made out against
The explanation of this almost in
credible superstition and folly is found
in the evidence indicating tne hereditary
taint of mental unsoundness. None the
less does the case remain most remark
able in its everv feature, and inspire
amazement that a business man o shrewd
and successful should take the maunder
ings of madness for his counsellors and
place tne nonor oi nis wiie auu uiu iu-
ture of his children at tne aosoiute aid-
position of the first professional swindler
that presented nerseu to inuueuce ma
weak mind. Nea York World.
As repeated inquiries have been made
by Postmasters as to the requisites to
secure a readjustment of their salaries,
the Postoffice Department authorizes the
following explanation: Offices of the sec
ond and third classes, the business of
which shows an increase of 20 per cent,
above their present salary, are entitled
to readjustment, only provided tnat tne
four quarters ending June 30, 1875, show
the necessary increase, at the reduced
rates that is, 50 per cent, on the first
$100; 40 per cent, on the next $600; 30
per cent, on the next $2,000, and the
balance at 10 per cent If, after a care
ful count, Postmasters at such offices
find that the sum total is 20 per cent.
more than they are now receiving, they
should ask the First Assistant Postmas
ter General to make a special readjust
ment, and, if found correct, they will be
paid the increased salary from the com
mencement of the next quarter after
notification of bucIi readjustment has
been communicated to the Postmaster
by the Department.
MURDER MOST FOUL.
Particulars of the Pembroke (N. H.) Horror—
An Innocent School-Girl Butchered
and Beheaded by an Unknown Fiend.
The full particulars of the frightful
murder of Miss Josephine Longmaid, at
Pembroke, N. H., brief mention of which
has been heretofore made, are as fol
Josie, the victim, was a young lady
18 years of age, the daughter of James
F. and Sarah Longmaid. She was a per
son of the most agreeable and pleasing
manner, of the best character, and of a
kind and affectionate disposition. She is
described by one who knew her best as a
girl that had not an enemy in the
world. In personal appearance she
was very prepossessing, having a fine,
erect figure, pleasant ace, and
a full, intellectual brow, over which
fell an abundance of waving brown hair.
The parents are well known in the town
as well-to-do forming people, respected
by all, and a family the peer of any in
the vicinity. The desire of the parents
was to give their children an education
that should fit them for the duties of
life, and as soon as they reached an age
that would permit they were sent to
the academy at Pembroke. The fall
term commencing about six weeks ago,
Josie and her brother resumed their
studies, going to the building in the
morning, and returning at night to then
home, walking the distance, nearly two
miles, when it was not convenient ior the
father to take them with his horse. Yes
terday the brother, Waldo, started for
school in advance of his sister, leaving
her to make a coll at a neighbor's and
then follow him, he going on to his
tasks. After making her call Josie
started on after her brother, and was
next seen by Deacon Gile, whom she
wished good-morning in a happy voice,
as he met her, half a mile beyond the
piacenf net visit, anrt at .least
next seen, a cold and mangled cc
At school her absence was noticed, bnt
it was explained by the supposition of
Waldo that she had returned home from
some reason. On his return home at half
past 5 o'clock in the afternoon, inquiry
was at once made for Josie, but no one
could tell her whereabouts. An alarm
was at once raised, and a general search
for the missing girl commenced. The
fear that foul play was connected with
the sudden disappearance drew the at
tention of the searchers at once to a
lonely, retired spot in the road, through
which the girl must pass. Slowly with
lanterns and torches they proceeded
through the thick underbrush and
tangling vines, over the marshy
soil, peering under fallen logs and
trees, till, at lost, mangled and
fearfully disfigured, her head severed
from her body and not to be seen, her
body friehtfully cut, portions having
been taken away, all that remained of
the once happy and innocent young wo
man was found. Mr. Daniel F. Copp,
of Suncook, was the first to discover the
body, and, giving the alarm, soon
brought the others of the party, includ
ing the crazed and grief-stricken father.
Words cannot describe the scene as, lit
by the flickering light of the torches, he
(razed on the work of a fiend whose like
has never been known, unless that of
Evans, the North wood murderer, may be
considered a counterpart.
At an early hour the following morn
ing the woods and fields were filled with
men eagerly seeking after tho head of
the unfortunate girl that had been sev
ered from the body. At about 8 o'clock
a cry from one of the men announced
that the discovery had been made, and
about seventy-five rods Jrom the spot
where the trunk was found lay the sev
ered head wrapped up in the water
proof the victim had worn. Previous to
this discovery a careful examination of
the ground near the roadside revealed
by its side the book Josie bad taken for
her day's study, an apple, and the club
with which the assault had been first
made. This a red oak stick, three feet
and eight inches in length, of square
li-inch timber had been newly whittled
at one end, to give a convenient handle.
On the weapon were stains of blood;
this, when found, was broken in three
pieces, and appears to have been broken
by the blow iriven the unsuspectn.g girl.
These articles were, with the head, taken
at once to the house of Mr. Longmaid,
and the inquest made. Drs. Phil
lips, Laraby, and Hildreth made
an examination of the body,
and found the head bruised to a
jelly where it had been struck ; a cut on
the cheek, front of the ear. three inches
in length ; the right cheek cut and
bruised badly, and also the prints of the
heel of a boot, as though the murderer
in his fury had stamped upon his help
less victim. The head was severed com
pletely from the body, between the first
and second vertebra oi ine spinal
column. The right hand was bruised,
and the bones badily fractured, which
indicated that the hand had been thrown
np to protect the head and received a
portion of the blow. A picture more
horrible cannot be imagined than that
room presented, and a crime more ter
rible never committed than that perpe
trated by this human fiend.
Is New York on the Decline?
In some recently compiled statistics,
which profess to be reliable, it is esti
mated that the real estate in New York
is mortgaged for $1,600,000,000, being
at the rate of $160,000 per acre for the
10,000 acres supposed to be thus encum
bered. The usual rate of interest on
mortgages in that city is 7 per cent. ; this
would make the annual interest paid
$152,000,000. Add to this 2 per cent
on the gross amount of mortgages, for
taxes, and 1 per cent, lor lawyers lees,
and the sum is $168,000,000 or $68,
000,000 more than the annual interest on
the national debt We do not know
whether these estimates are correct or
not; the figures are appalling enough to
make us wish they are exaggerated; bnt
if they may be taken as approximately
accurate, the New Yorkers have lo make
a living and pay $168,000,000 in interest
and taxes every year besides. For a
population of 1,000,000 tliis is not so
difficult when trade is prosperous and
profits are (rood: but there have been no
profits in business in New York for two
years past, and the great incomes that
were once blazoned forth to the world
with so many ciphers have shrunk to
very modest proportions. The money
to pay the interest on its mortgages must
come out of the city's trade and indus
try: and this, it is argued, makes the
cost of doing business in New York so
great that trade must turn away from
them indeed, that it is already turning
away to seek cheaper marts. St. Louis
Ah, well, Mrs. Jenkins, them m lives
longest Been most ; bnt as I often says to
my old man, says I, a kind word's an
easy obligation, and goes a great deal
further than a hobnailed boot or a quart
pot, says I. London fun.
The Peabody Educational Fund.
At a meeting of the Trustees of the
Peabody Educational Fund in New York,
the other day, the report of Dr. Sears,
the general agent, was read. The report
states that the public schools are con
stantly improving in character and in
creasing in number. North Carolina has
not yet made equal progress. The Pea
body schools of the State are numerous.
They receive too little support from the
State, and depend too much on contri
butions from others. The Superintend
ent of Public Schools is now, as onr
agent, visiting the people and setting
the subject in its proper light before
them. Of South Carolina but little can
be said. Until recently few applications
for assistance have been made from that
State. The people of Georgia are in a
condition not unlike that of North Caro
lina in regard to schools. Florida, Ar
kansas, and Texas are at the present
time, perhaps, behind the other South
em States in support of schools. From
present indications, however, a most fa
vorable report may be expected next
year. Over 100 counties of Texas have
been visited by the agent, and about
4,000 schools are reported in operation.
The State Superintendent of Schools in
Alabama reports that public schools are
now more popular than ever before. The
Superintendent of Public Schools in
Mississippi says that public sentiment is
rapidly being developed in favor of free
publio schools, and that taxes for their
support are promptly paid. The in
crease in attendance has been more than
20 per cent, over last year. The work
in Louisiana, though by no means ost,
is not accomplishing all that could be
desired. In Tennessee public schools
are rapidly multiplying, and West Vir
ginia continues to support its schools,
but failed this year to make appropria
tions for its normal schools. The funds
did not hold out sufficiently last year to
for tne year ending only, ioio, are as
follows: Virginia, $23,750; North Caro
lina, $16,150; Georgia, $5,900; Florida,
$600: Alabama. &..200; Mississippi,
$9,500; Louisiana, $3,700; Texas, $3,900;
Tennessee, $22,850; West Virginia,
$7,100; total $97,650.
The Washington correspondent of the
Chicago Times says : " A delegation of
Pneblo Indians, composed of tnree mem
bers of the tribe, arrived in this city to
day. They came on alone, on a trip of
both business and pleasure. They bad
only enough money to bring them here,
and made application at once to the In
dian Cocmissioner for some supplies.
He has Quartered them at one of the In
dian hotels, and will probably furnish
them transportation on their return.
They had a letter addressed to the Com-
. r i. & Tr
missioner oi ""'" aiiire, iruiu iiiiimn
Agent Thomas, dated Santa Fe, April 25,
1875, introducing them and saying they
go to Washington at their own expense,
to see the President, the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs, the Secretary of the
Interior, and others. The letter says :
They make tne trip witna view to com
bining business and pleasure. Their
business i leave tnem to state, x re
spectfully recommend them to your kind
consideration.' They also had a letter
addressed to the President from the rep
resentative men of their tribe, praying
that the Great Father would prevent the
Mexicans from raiding on them, and dis
possessing them of their lands. These
Indians are among the few survivors of
the famous Aztec race of Mexico. In
reply to questions by the Commissioner,
they said their fare to Washington cost
them $225, which they were several
months begging in New Mexico. Ihey
were twelve days en route.
An Ancient Corpse.
A letter from Abo, Bussia, to the Mil
waukee Wisconsin, says : " JBut particu
larly must the traveler go down into a
vault below the floor of the church and
witness the tombs or coffins of tne nu
merous dead of a certain ducal family.
whose name I do not remember. These
coffins are piled one above another like
bales or boxes of goods. The room is
dnnceonish enoucrh. and my wife was
very decided in the expression of her
opinion that she would not like to be left
down there with the great stone slab shut
in the door.
" The lid of one of these coffins was
raised, showing what was claimed to be
the body of a young lady which had been
lying m tnat vault ior two nunarea years.
Hair was still observable upon the head.
I laid my hand on the body and it was
impressible as if composed of rubber.
It is claimed that, by reason of the pecu
liar character of the emLalment tne con
dition of preservation is attained.
" The books in the pews of the church
at Abo looked as if tney mient nave
been thumbed and used by the poor
girl whose body I touched in the crypt
The James Brothers as Horse Jockeys.
A strange story, well authenticated,
comes to us concermne the late Exposi
tion. It is all about the famous Clay
county trotter, White Stockings, which
got away with Pilot Temple and the
$1,000 prize last Thursday, and the big
prize last Saturday. Many wondered
why it was that almost all the popula
tion of Clay county turned out en masse
and bet so much money on this animal,
which came upon the grounds without
even a pedieree or history. It is now
asserted bv friends and acquaintances of
the Jjmes brothers in this city that
" White Stockings " is the property of
the James brothers, and that both Jesse
and Frank were present during the two
treat races run by their favorite nag,
That the James boys were here is now
asserted positively by a number of their
old comrades, with whom they spent one
or two evenines durinsr the last week.
It is also stated and not denied that
White Stockings is owned by these two
bold outlaws. Kansas wy news.
"All Blowed Out."
As Crane was walking in the Hoboken
Cemetery, the other day, pensively mus
ing in regard to new improvements
which he contemplated mating to aaom
that beautiful city of the dead, he saw
gentleman standing by the "family
lot" whom, in a voice full of sympathy
and condolence, he addressed as follows:
"There are the graves of your departed
" Yes." said the man, looking about,
" Here is Tom ; there is Bill ; this
Mary : that's the baby." and then point
ing contentedly to a corner gay with
flowers, "there lays the old woman
N. B. C. refuses to give the name
this childl-s and broken-hearted
widower. Hoboken Democrat.
A ridiculous English tombstone
marks the little resting place of Methu
selah Cony, aged 12 months.
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THE ABSURDITY OF IT.
It is all ray well, for tbe poets to tell,
Br way of their toast adornlns.
Of milkmaids who arouse, to manipulate cows,
at are o'ctoca in we morning ;
and of moony young mowers who bundle out
door The charms of their straw-beds scorning
Before break of day. to make love and hay.
At five o'clock in 4Ue morning 1
But, between me and you, it is all untrue
Believe not a word they utter;
To no milk-maid alive does tbe finger of five
Bring beaux -or even bring butter.
The poor sleepy cows, if told to arouse,
Would do so, perhaps, in a born-ing ;
Bnt the sweet country girls, would they show their
At five o'clock in the aoorning T .
It may not le wrong for the man in the song
Or the moon if anxious to settle.
To kneel in wet grass, and pop, but, alas 1
What if he popped down on a nettle T
For how could he see what was under his knee,
If in spite of my friendly warning.
Be went out of bed and bis bouse and his hea
At fire o'clock in the morning f
It is all very welt, such stories to teU,
Bnt if I were a maid, all f orlorn-ing, -
And a lorer should drop, in the clover, to pop.
At five o'clock in the morning ;
If I liked him, you see, I'd say, "Please call at
If not, I'd turn on him with scorning :
" Pont come here, you flat, with conundrums like
At five o'clock in the morning 1"
Wit and Humor.
Unlaid eggs are uncertain chickens.
To kHjTj a girl safely Cut her to
Ant two apples are alike if they are
Shell of the ocean Gunboat ammu
nition. Eves have they, yet they see not
It makes a man and mars a woman to
be talked about.
A man who is always in a stew gene
rally goes to pot
It is better to follow a man's advice
BUminuumi umui naiji
when it gets coaled, to be sure.
Why don't Sweden have to send
abroad for cattle? Because she keeps
Thb railway passenger who put a clock
under his seat for safe keeping, says he
went through on time.
Wattkb "Can I get anything for
yon, Misst" Miss "'Es, please. A
glass of bangy-on-water. "
" I am a broken man," said a poet
" So I should think," was the answer,
" for I have seen your pieces."
Why should you be justified in pick
ing the pockets of a vendor of engrav
ings t Because he has pictures. .
Mabt had a little lamp,
Twss filled with kerosene.
And Mary down the chimney blew.
And left this earthly scene.
Gone to meet her father who draw his gun to mm
by the m utile.
Era 'em alive, bo vs. keen 'em alive.
dead men pay no bills," is what an old
doctor said to a couple of young scions
just entering into practice.
A new song is entitled, "What to
Sing." The composer who will get out
companion piece to this, endued.
Something Brief," may do the State
As the evil days draw nigh the situa
tion is about as follows :
" Mother, may I go out to bathe 1"
" I do not think you oxter ;
That dress of your'n 's pulled too far back.
My dorter, oh, my dorter."
A lttttjB boy who was nearly starved
by a stingy uncle with whom he lived,
meeting a lank greyhound, one day in the
street, was asked by his guardian what
made the dog so thin. After reflecting,
the little fellow replied, " I suppose he
lives with his uncle."
Mabbied At Bed Cloud Agency,
Neb., on Sept 18, 1875, by Bev. Ameri
can Horse, Mr. Bine Lion to Miss Little
Blue Lion's taken to himself a squaw,
To cook his meat so rare;
Before he always took it raw,
And messed with Bearing Bear.
A tramp called at a house in Norwich
the other duy, and after being fed, asked
if the man of the house was at home.
No," replied she who served him,
bnt 111 let you know mighty
quick that the woman of the house is at
home," and, taking down an old sword,
she started for him. He took to his
A ketcbned Enoch Arden was tearing
around and railing at a Christian com
munity that would allow a woman to
starve nearly ;o deatn in tne aDsence oi
her husband. The truth is, he left her
in the days of hoop-skirts looking like
this O, and on his return found her
pinned back and looking like this L
The imprension that she had starved was
Mousing around for an item, the New
Haven (Conn.) Union scratches off the
following : " A cat was discovered in
one of onr churches last ounaay, auring
service, walking up and down the aisles,
and occasionally pawsing to listen to the
discourse, without any apparent concern.
Whether she went there to prey or to
learn the catechism, or because she was
fond of the mewsic, we are unable to
say. Most nxeiy it was ior one oi uieeo
The Government and Jay Cooke's Estate.
The Philadelphia rime says: "Judge
McKennan, in the United States Circuit
Court yesterday, read the opinion of
Justice Strong in the suit of the United
States against lid win M. jjewis, trus
tee of the estate of Jay Cooke & Co.
The claim of the government was that
Jay Cooke, McCnfloch & Co., of Lon
don, of which nrm the memDers oi tne
firm of I ay Cooke & Co. were partners,
were, at the time of the bankruptcy of
the latter, indebted to the government -in
the sum of 132,610 9s. 8d. ; that the
government had priority over other
areditors, and that the assets in the
hands of the trustee should first be ap
plied to the discharge of this lndebted-
i. ne case was arguea at uie, ami
Judge Strong, sustaining the claim of
the government, decided in its favor."
Voracity of the Pickerel.
The rapid growth and extraordinary
voracity of the pickerel are well shown
by Dr. Sturtevant in the report of the
Massachusetts inland i isuenes uommis
sioners. The doctor investigated their
powera of eating in the following man
ner : He put two young pickerel, five
inches long, in a trough with a great
quantity of little minnows about one
inch in length ; and these two pickerel
eat 128 minnows the first day, 132 the
second, and 130 the third, and they in
creased one inch in forty-eight hours.
They were mere machines for the assim
ilation of other organisms, and may
truly be termed the wolf of tho waters.
Thb Herald of Health announces til
remarkable scientific discovery tha
" treckles indicate a defect in digestion."