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TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS
In Advaaca - - - - . tIBU
Job Plnmxa of all descriptione famished to
order, and guaranteed to prore satisfactory as to
Sknatob Fhklinghtjyskn is in favor of
giving the ballot to women.
Sam Cabey delivered eighty-eight
speeches in Ohio daring the late cam
paign. The Chicago hotel registers showed
3,312 arrivals in that city in one day, re
cently. Sisglb-lbadbd editorials will hereafter
afford free and sufficient vent to the Ohio
editorial mind. '
The President of the French Bepublic
manages to eke ont an existence on a
pitiful salary of $120,000, with $78,000
thrown in for household expenses and
other little incidentals. "Pity the sor
rows of a poor old man."
A 'curious mistake in the area of Cali
fornia has just been corrected. It has
always been given as 188,981 miles, as if
it had been actually surveyed, but the
coast survey makes it only 156,720 mflea.
Eut BtQl it is the largest State next to
Seckbtaet Bbisxow and Supervising
Architect Potter have finally concluded
to proceed with the work on the Chicago
Custom-House, and instructions have ac
cordingly been given to Superintendent
Hannaford, in charge of the building, to
The acquittal of Siney, one of the lead
ers of the striking miners, at Clearfield,
Pa. , upon precisely the same evidence that
' convicted Parks, who was jointly indicted
with him, is one of those characteristic
freaks of ' which only an American jury
could be guilty. As a contemporary sar
castically observes, " the jury system
ought to be preserved and guarded
sacredly, as affording curious studies of
intellect and oddity superior to those of
fered by asylums for the hopelessly
insane." "- .
Ah interesting wrestling match took
place recently in Hancock, Ga., between
two old friends aged, each, about 80
years, and named, respectively, Hancock
and Dennis. Fifty years before, to a
day, they had a regular fight, in which
Dennis had been the victor. Bemem
bering his defeat, Hancock proposed to
wipe out the disgrace of it by a friendly
wrestle, feeling confident that this time
he would come off victorious ; but he
" was sadly disap'pointed'rfor he was soon
tadly whipped by Dennis. There are
not, probably, two other old gentlemen
of like strength and sprightliness in
If the municipal government of Chi
cago is the foul and corrupt thing the
local papers represent it to be, that city
has certainly fallen upon evil times, and
the people who own the property and
foot the tax-bills are entitled to the
genuine sympathy of the outside world.
The Tribune calls the city government
the "Devil-Fi8hofChicago," likens it
to Victor Hugo's horrible creation of
that name, and appeals piteously to the
honest citizens to free themselves from
its crushing folds by the same method
employed by Galliatt in ridding himself
of the monster of the deep by first
slashing off the tentacles and arms of the
horrid thing and then nipping off its
' The mystery surrounding the fate of
little Cliarlev Boss is not vet solved, al-
' .1 l- i v: i-r-l
uiuugn, uiitr u. raiuiuijj iau., noia-
vclt is convicted of conspiracy with
"Moeher and Douglass in kidnapping and
concealing the child. For fifteen months
the whole country has been familiar with
the details of the abduction of this
child, and every kindly heart has beat in
sympathy with the bereaved parents.
And the whole community feels
righteous indignation against every one
who has any connection with the base
and cruel transaction. It is generally
believed, notwithstanding his own
sweeping denial, that Westervelt knows
far more than lie has revealed about the
fate of little Charley a belief that causes
many to wish that he could be compelled
to confess to the uttermost.
Thb balance-sheet showing the re
ceipts and expenditure" of the Postoffice
Department, for the last fiscal year, is
published. The gross receipts from all
onroes, including $850,000 drawn from
the Treasury and paid ont in subsidies,
were $2,7561,602.68 and the total expen
ditures $33,611,309.45, leaving a de
ficiency of $6,049,806.77. The receipts
exceed those for the year ending June
30, 1874, by $2,964,934, or by more than
twelve per cent. The expenditures ex
ceed those of the previous year by $1,
561,501, or by only about four and
eight-tenths per cent. The deficiency
$1,480,040 less than during the previous
year, the decrease in the deficiency be
ing more than nineteen and seven-tenths
Immigration for the past year has only
brought us 227,000 new citizens, taking
no account of the number who have gone
home. This is less than half the annual
arrival, two years ago. The countries
from which we receive rank in the fol
lowing order : Germany, 47,769 ; En
gland, 40,130 ; Ireland, 37,957 ; Canada,
25,000"; China, 16,437 ; France, 8,331;
Russia, 7,982. Ireland is the only coun
try which sends us more females than
males, and the importation of improper
women- from China would seem to have
greatly subsided, if we are to suppose
that the number of women of that
is properly reported at 382.
The comers from Russia are probably
the Ilennonites, and 150 are credited
Joeland. Of those who bays an ooonpa-
L. G. GOULD. Publisher.
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EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 443
5 SfflS'ff iC'S
tion, 2,426 belong to the professions, ancl
33,800 to the skilled occupations. There
are 500 musicians, that being (he mont
numerous profession, 90 Jesuits and Si
Sisters of Charity and Mercy.
J. T. Hubs, cashier of the First Na
tional Bank of Tiffin, committed suicide
last week by shooting himself through
Much excitement prevails at Tiffin
over the suspension of the First Na
tional Bank. It is raid the closing of
the doors is only temporary, pending an
examination of its condition.
At the Highland county fair grounds,
near Greenfield, last week, the seats
around the race-track fell, precipitating
fully 1,000 people to the ground, severely
injuring a large number of men, women
The little daughter of a man named
Casey, a fireman on the Toledo road,
aged 6 years, was burned death at
Deshler last Thursday. Sho was play
ing about a fire in the yard, when her
clothes took fire, burning her in a fright
AiiOis Hebdbebo, Baxthel Spitzenber-
ger, David Crail and Anna Crail were
arrested at Cincinnati, last week, charged
with passing counterfeits on the First
National Bank of Aurora, HL Only about
$100 in counterfeit money was found in
W. C. Dunn, a convict sent from
Hamilton county in February last for
eight years for burglary, escaped from
the Penitentiary at Columbus one day
last week. Dunn was working on the
outside wall, and, at quitting-time, man
aged to secure a suit of workmen s
clothes, and passed out with the other
workmen. He has a fine record as a
Members of the General Assembly of Ohio,
Elected Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1875.
We are indebted to the Cincinnati
Commercial for the following list of
Senators and Representatives chosen at
the recent election :
J E. P. Ransom.
1 Joshua A. Bates.
I E. F. KUenschmidt.
6 A. Spangler.
6 A. L. Brown.
7 L. N. Robinson.
P. M. Dechant.
H. V. Krrr.
. Dr. CLilson.
B. E. Beese.
11 W. C. Wsrnouk...
M. R. Burress.
13 W. C Beatty.
14 II. Stanton.
1. W. Owenu
John Aujt. .
E. C. Lewis.
J. B. Will
HI.'.'.'.'..'.'. J. H. Ruaenbrod. I
J3 J. B. Johnson.
A. a. Haines.
. 8. 8. Burrowa.
(H. P. Curtis.
, Marvin Kent.
. "A. M. Burns.
'J. H. Hudson.
E. T. Stickney.
. W. Andrews.
..IT. B. Brown
Twenty-one Republicans: sixteen Democrats.
nrj...Clinton I. W. Quraby.
Counties. Kepubtirttn. Democrats.
Adams J. W. Eylar.
Allen M. L. Baker.
Ashland .... "Benj. Myers.
Ashtabuuu. W. P. Howland
Athens C. H. Grosvenor.
Auglaize. J. H. Mesloh.
Belmont. inm, snnay
lEn H. Cleaver.
Brown. E. Flaugher.
Carroll "Joe. Carnahan.
Champaign.... ..T. A. Cowgul.
Clark John T. Ogelvie. .
Columbiana (E. 8. Houoway,
I David Boyoe.
Coshocton.. E. L. Lybarger
Crawford 8. J.Menacr.
fA. i. Hodge.
I J. Tehrenbuch... ........
Cuyahoga. M. L. Dempsey
1 Harry Sortar.
8. A. Hosteller.
Fayette Win. MUlikin.
Fulton John Fenton.
Abraham Seif ert.
John C. Groom.
Gallia . A. Stone.
Geauga tPeter Hitchcock.,
Greene .."I. M. Barret.
Guernsey Thos. 8. Luccock..
j Peter F. Striker. .
I Geo. W.Skaats..
I Gabriel Birr. ..
I K. M. White. .,
H,muton iw.P.watsee. .
8. W. Bard. .,
John E. Naylor..
Hancock.. ... .... ... ......
Harrison A. O. Mxon.
John Hagley. -
A. R. Sh oble,
Wm. M. Bowen.
M. A. Hoagland.
Hignland M. uawson.
Huron. tE. Bogardus.
Jackson. tA. B. Honahan.
Jefferson B. G. Bicharda.
Knox Abel Hart.
Lake... H. C. Tryoa.
Lawrence E. Nye.
Licking. W. D. 8mith.
Logan........ . .Duncan Dow.
Lorain J. H. Fsxon. ... ......
Madison J. H. JJeocn.
Medina 8. 8. Perkins.
Msigs Alban Daviea.
J. D. Gutherey.
Miami tj. C Hilery.
(T. F. Thusher,
(G. A. Grove.
Montgomery . . . . F-. Schultz.
...Chas. 8. Corey.
...T. E. Duncan.
Portage 'Orvule Blake.
Preble. . tWm.Saykr.
E. R. P. Baker.
C. F. KrinimcL
J. W. Washburn.
Geo. W. Light. -
Boss. ....John C. Entreken
Sandusky.. ...... "Benj. In man.
Sdoto. John F. 8ellard
Betteca 3. A. Norton.
Shelby....... JamesM. Carson.
Stark IB. G. Williams.
Summit. "O. P. Nichols
I J. Edwards.
Union F. Garwood.
Warren "T. M. Wales.
Jss. C. Bliimp.
1A. J. Swains.
l Henry Bobl.
Wayne Thos. A. McCoy.
Williams Geo. W. Mooney.
Wood., U.K. Sage
Wyandot..... L. A. brnnner.
"Members of the Legislature of 1874-75.
Members of some former Legislature.
Bepnblicana, s ; Democrats, 45 ; Independent, I
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
While a number of colored men were re
turning from a picnio near Brooklyn, a few
days ago, they were attacked by a party of
white men. One negro waa killed and one
mortally wounded. Seven of those engaged in
the assault were arrested.
Several commercial suspensions have oc
curred in New York daring the past week.
Another horrible murder is reported from
New England. An old man of 70, named Bo
fas Streeter, was found dead in a ditch near
Birre, YU, his head beaten to a jelly, his ab
domen ripped open, and the body otherwise
mutilated. The crime was evidently commit
ted fcr the purpose of robbery.
A shocking domestic tragedy was enacted last
week at Hackettstown, N. J. Jas. Bicker shot
and killed his two sons, aged 6 and 10, and shot
at his wife, bat ihissed her. He then shot him
self in the head. The wound is not serious.
Domestic trouble led to the crime.
Thomas M. Judd, member of the Massachu
setts Legislature from Berkshire county, has
been arrested for forging a note for 1,000, on
which he secured the money.
There was a large reunion of Union and
Confederate soldiers at Elizabeth, N. J., last
week. Speeches were made by Gens. Kil
patrick, Femberton and Pryor.
The first building in the country erected ex
clusively for the order of the Sovereigns of
Industry, was dedicated last week at Spring
A national convention of Universalists was
in session at Lynn, Mass., last week. The
statistics of the Church show a steady increase
throughout the country.
Butterick & Co., the well-known dealers in
fashion-plates, dress patterns, etc., of New
York, have failed.
On the 10th of December last Jacob Stander
man -kiMed Louisa Siedenwald, in New York
city, because she refused to marry him. Jacob
has just been tried for the crime and sentenced
Frederick Hudson, for many years managing
editor of the New York Herald, was killed by a
railroad accident at Concord, Mass., last week.
Hudson was the author of a work called " The
History of Journalism,'' and .was one of the
ablest journalists in the country.
The grand Jury of Winnebago county, I1L,
has indicted the two St. Louis editors, Foster
and Edwards, who some time ago fought a duel
near Bockford. The seconds and surgeons,
and Foetgate, the Inter-Ocean reporter, were
also indicted. The suno grand jury also
found indictments against Patrick Flynn, ex
Sheriff of the county, and Franc B. Wilkie, one
of the editors of the Chicago Times, for con
spiracy and subornation of perjury in obtain
ing affidavits to damage the character of Miss
Early, the young lady who some time ago
recovered a verdict for $25,000 damages for
libel against Storey, of the Timet.
John T. Huaa, Cashier of the First National
Bank of Tiffin, Ohio, having involved the in
stitution by embezzlement, ended his life the
other day by shooting himself through -the
heart with a pistol.
The village of Fark Ihdge, a suburb of Cbi
! cago, has narrowly escaped having a second
Charley Boss affair. Willie Broughton, aged
10, son of a prominent citizen, was enticed into
a secluded spot by a couple of strangers, bound
and gagged, and thrown into a carriage in
waiting. The men then drove rapidly away.
At the neighboring town of Jefferson they
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stopped to get a drink, leaving the boy under
the seat out of sight Whilo they were drink
ing he managed to slip the cords from his wrists
and make his escape, and reached home safely.
The affair created the wildest excitement in the
Prof. Walter P. Jeuney, chief geologist of
the Black Hills exploring expedition, returned
to Cheyenne last week, having spent five
months in the Hills. The Prof essor reports
gold fields extending forty miles north from
Harney's Peak, and twenty miles wide, that
contain gold in quantities that will pay from
3 to $5 per day to the man. There are bars
on numbers of streams, that will pay much
more than that. Prof. Jenney corroborates
Gen. Custer's report of the Hills, and says that
they will support thousands of miners, when
the government opens them to settlement.
The valleys are all adapted to agriculture, and
the hills and canons to stock-raising. The
rainfall is plentiful, and timber abundant.
Judge Boreman, of Salt Lake, has decided
that Brigham Young must immediately pay
over to Eliza, his divorced wife, the
alimony due her, now amounting to some
The boiler attached to fc steam threshing
machine exploded upon the farm of Mr. Har
rington, near Nilee, Mich., one day last week.
instantly killing Mr. Hathaway, the owner, and
a man named Linden. Two other persons
were dangerously wounded. Two horses were
blown to atoms, and a barn completely riddled.
Two brothers named Conrtwright, who were
implicated in the murder of the Sheriff of
Portage county, Wis., were taken from the jail
at Stevens Point by a party of about forty
masked men and hanged, a few nights ago.
Both of the victims were old men, aged re
spectively 50 and 60 years.
Mrs. Bapp, of St. Paul, Mum., for the mur
der of Ulrica Lick, has been sentenced to
the Penitentiary for life, twelve days of each
year to be passed in solitary confinement.
Her husband had already received a similar
sentence, and her brother will be hung for
participation in the same crime.
It is reported that Gen. Crook, the great
Indian fighter, is preparing for an active win
ter campaign against the fractious savages of
the Upper Missouri.
Chicago elevators contain 822,935 bushels of
wheat ; 1,022,521 bushels of corn ; 346,975
bushels of oats ; 99, SCI bushels of rye, and
250,111 bushels of barley, making a grand total
of 2,641,936 bushels, against 2,908,997 bushels
at this period last year.
Gen. Sol. Meredith, one of Indiana's most
prominent General's during the late war, died
last week, at Richmond, Ind., from cancer of
the stomach, caused from injuries received in
1862, at the battle of Gainesville, Ta., where
he was crushed beneath a hore.
Denver, CoL, is reveling in a first-class
sensation. The people of that city were horri
fied, a few days ago, at the discovery of the
mangled bodies of four persons in the cellar
of a building, their throats cut from ear to
ear. The bodies were those of an old Italian,
his two sons and a nephew, and they had evi
dently been murdered some days. The whole
matter is involved in deep mystery.
The people of 'Williamson county, I1L, show
a determination to make murder odious in that
locality. A short time ago two assassins were
sentenced to long terms in the Penitentiary,
and now Marshall Crain, one of the worst out
laws in the county, has been sentenced to death
for the murder of Wm. Spence.
A young German, Fritz Kaiser, committed
suicide, in Chicago, the other day, by jumping
from the top of the water-works tower, a dis
tance of 187 feet.
The epizootic prevails aniOBg the horses in
many paiti of the South, though iu a mild
JohnBunge, a former resident of Monmouth,
I1L, in a recent affray in Phillips county, Ark.,
shot and killed three brothers named William
son, and was himself mortally wounded.
The members of the St. Louis whisky ring
who were indicted by the grand jury have nearly
all plead guilty.
A man named John House and his son were
shot and killed by one Griffin in an affray at
Franklin, Tenn., last week.
A most fiendish murder was perpetrated near
Marion, Ark., the other day. Dr. L. Ballard,
while riding with a lady, was waylaid by a man
named Andrews, who fired one barrel of a shot
gun at the doctor, the charge taking effect in
his nock and face, and knocking him off his
horse. After falling, Ballard asked Andrews
to raise him, which he did, into a sitting pos
ture, and then, placing the gun near his bead,
discharged the other barrel, literally blowing
Ballard's bead off.
The President returned to Washington on
the morning of the 15th inst, and the first
regular Cabinet session for several weeks was
held at noon of that day.
A singular episode happened at the White
House one day last week. An insane colored
man visited the Executive Mansion and stated
that he had been discharged from the Maryland
Penitentiary, where he was unjustly incarcer
ated. Ha claimed that President Grant was bin
father, and asserted this claim by reason of
signs which were given him while in prison.
He was arrested and on his person was
found a five-barreled revolver, loaded in every
The President has made the following ap
pointments : Charles M. Lynch. Collector of
Internal Revenue, Nineteenth District of Penn
sylvania ; George B. Chamber lain, Supervisor
of Internal Bevenue ; Thomas J. Mitchell,
Illinois, Agent for Indians of Milk River Agen
cy, Montana ; James 8. Hastings, Michigan,
Agent for Indians of Bed Cloud Agency, Da
kota, vice John J. Saville, resigned ; CoL Ben.
IS. Bonner, Marshall of the United States for
the Eastern District of Missouri.
th. Nevada and Northern teleH
graph extension have been driven off 1 y In
dians of the Umatilla tribe, who tbroatenid to
kill them if they continued.
The report of the Commission appointed to
investigate the affairs of the Red Cloud Agency
has been made public. It sustains Prof.
Marsh's charges of incompetency against
Agent Saville, but exonerates him from impu
tations of dishonesty. The Commissioners
report that they find no evidence to sustain the
charges against the late Secretary Delano and
Indian Commissioner Smith. They recom
mend that Agent Saville be removed; that
J. W. L. Slavens, J. H. Martin, and D. J. Mc
Cann be excluded from future centracta with
the government ; that E. It. Threlkeld be ex
cluded from all future employment as Inspector ;
that bids for flour, clothing, and wagon trans
portation be received at some suitable point
in the West ; that the office of Superintendent
of Indian agencies be abolished, and the
duties connected therewith be transferred
to inspectors ; that the feasibility of dispensing
with railroad freight contractors from Mew York
to the West be comddored ; that army officers
be detailed to inspect Indian supplies ; that the
system of keeping accounts be improved ; that
Indian agencies be graded with reference to
salaries of agents ; that Red Cloud and Spotted
Tail Agencies be removed nearer the Missouri
river ; that a commission of army officers be ap
pointed to consider the propriety of organizing
an Indian soldiery for police and similar duties;
that a Territorial government be established
over the Indian Territory; that suitable persons
be appointed to prosecute for all wrongs aga:nst
Indians, to defend their rights as far as they
may become subject of adjudication before the
courts, and that future legislation be shaped
with a view to bringing the Indians nnder the
same laws which govern all other inhabitants
ot the republic
Ex-Senator Chandler, of Michigan, has ac
cepted the appointment of Secretary of the In
terior, made vacant by the resignation of Del
ano, and entered upon the duties of the office.
It is stated that the recent reduction of
54.-100 of a cent per ponnd in the drawback on
refined sugars exported, has completely stopped
the exportation of refined sugars from the
It is stated that the new Interior Secretary is
in favor of turning the Indian Bureau over to
the War Department
An effort is being made to collect the facts
in regard to the medical and sanitary history of
The steamer Pandora has arrived safely in En
gland after a year's cruise in the Arctic regions.
The adventurous mariners revisited the mourn
ful neighborhood where the gallant Franklin
and his companions are buried, and found the
monuments o( the last explorers unimpaired.
They found the1 storehouse built for the benefit
of sailors, or castaways of ice-bound vessels,
broken into. On entering the building the
visitors found the clothing and provisions left
there to be in a state of terrible confusion.
Everything of a movable nature was scattered
about in the most singular manner. At first
this seemed to be an act of a human being, but
on further investigation the Pandora people were
satisfied that the destruction of the stores had
been accomplished by polar bears, as traces of
these "iinlM were visible in every direction,
both inside and outside the building.
The Pacific coast has had a marine tidal wave,
the water of the ocean rising from one to three
hundred feet above the ordinary high-water
murk. One of the incidents of this commo
tion of nature was an earthquake shock on the
coast. It is believed there has been some great
upheaval in some locality yet to be heard
Two notorious abortionists, a Dr. Davis and
his wife, have been sentenced to death at To
The fire-fiend is on the rampage again. In
Polish Russia, the town of Widsy has been de
vastated by a conflagration, several hundred
dwellings being destroyed ; the town of Iqui
que, in Peru, has been almost totally wiped
ont of existence by a similar visitation ; and the
mining town of Fairview, CoL, has Buffered by
fire to the amount of $100,000, scarcely a house
being left standing.
A new mixed Commission is shortly to as
semble at Halifax, N. 8., to arrange for a final
settlement of the Canadian fisheries question
Ex-Secretary MeCulloch has published his
plan of resumption. He would have the Secre
tary of the Treasury redeem such greenbacks
as were offered him in i per cent, gold
bonds. The legal-tenders received in exchange
for the bonds would be destroyed.
Ohio, at the recent election, decided against
Attorney-General Piermpout stated at a Cab
inet meeting, the other day, that he was in re
ceipt of information, which he deems authen
tic, to the effect that both parties in Mississippi
have agreed to terms which will prevent fur
ther troubles in that State, an 1 a peaceable
election is confidently anticipated
The coast Of England has been visited by an
other destructive storm, attended by consider
able loss of life and property.
A frightful accident recently occurred in an
iron mill near London, fifteen workmen being
fatally burned by an overflow of molten metal.
: A Constantinople dispatch says the following
is official: "A force of
news 2,000 insurgent
has been defeated by the Turks. One hundred
and sixty were killed. The rest took refuge in
Montenegro. Seventeen villages, hitherto
strongly insurgent, have submitted to Turkish
Russia has commanded the Polish proprietors
in the Provinces of Milua, Grodno, Eoona
Minsk, and Yitepek to sell their farms to Rus
sian tenantry, the government fixing the price.
This completes the impoverishment of the
A serious revolt against Spanish rule.in Porto
Rico is threatened.
The well-known English poet and lecturer,
Gerald Ma33ey, has become insane. Spiritual
ism did it.
j DonaCarlos has dismissed from his services
Gen. Dorregaray, Mendiri, Yelasoo, and Mo
grovejo. . It is asserted that in consequence of the
Pope's intercession, the Emperor of Germany
has remitted one year of Cardinal Ledochowski's
term of imprisonment, for resisting the Prus
sian ecclesiastical laws, and that a full pardon
will probably follow.
Twenty-one persona were recently lost by
the wreck of a French schooner on the coast
M. Thiers, in a recent speech at a banquet
given in his honor, said that the French re-
public must be maintained. He did not think
the Radicals as black as they are painted, and
believed that if they gained power, they would
pursue a different course from what their op
ponents Buppoee. The European policy of the
future, he said, would be peace and non-intervention.
An edict has been published in the official
journal of the Chinese, the Pekin Gazette, de
claring the right of foreigners to travel in the
interior of China, and requiring officials to take
cognizance of the treat ea.
Still another destrnc ive inundation is re
ported throughout Lancashire, Warwickshire
"elsewhere " England.
The Turkish government have declared their
willingnees to give the great powers any guaran
tee compatible with the nation's dignity for the
fulfillment of her financial programme.
The Supreme Court of Prussia has heard the
appeal of Count Von Arnim, and refused to
reverse the verdict of the lower court.
The English Foreign Office baa received a
telegram from Minister Wade, dated Shanghai,
18th inst., in Trhich it is said that the guaran
tees obtained from the Chinese by the British
the recent negotiations, include thedispatck
the Yunnan ontrage, and safe conduct to Bur-
mah for the CommissioBers of Inquiry.
Preliminary work upon the English channel
tunnel has been commenced.
Experience with a Pickpocket.
A contributor of the New York Graph
ic tells this story
It was in a street car, and I was quite
conscious when the deed was done and
who had done it. He was a young man,
rather a nice-looking young man a
blonde with the usual adjuncts, whiskers
abundant, mustache long. I carried the
money rather carelessly in my vest
pocket. It was abstracted as we pressed
into the car. What should I do ? I am
a quiet man. Naturally I abhor a scene
quite as naturally I dislike to be
robbed. I kept my eyes upon him.
Iceland couldn't be cooler in a snow
storm than he was. He rose to leave the
car my plan of conduct was decided
upon. I touched him on the arm and
My dear fellow," I said, " I thought
I knew you. How is your sister ?
He stared at me hard.
Oh, thank you well, very well, he
Well, now, this is really good fortune
that I should meet you. I'm Pop
Your father must have
of me. Beally what a remark-
able likeness !" We were now on the
opposite B.'s restaurant.
" Come in and take dinner witn me,
I went on. " The best turtle soup in
the city at B.'s. No denial; I won t take
it." The fellow seemed a little Btupehed.
Having yielded at first, he thonght it
best to humor me. We went in. I or-
dered dinner recklessly, and kept up a
running fire of small wik. waiter
brought me the ticket, $DU. 1 searcnea
my pockets. Mr. Blonde grew red.
" Never mind, my dear fellow, "I said,
laughing. " Mrs. Pop forgot to give me
my pocket-book. If you've got a five
you'll oblige me. My place of business
is iiul jut 1 luni utuc iuu Diiuu xv
in ten or fifteen minutes.
I think he beean to suspect He pro-
duced a five, and I paid the bill and dut
the change in my pocket. As we went
out he made an ineffectual attempt to es-
cape, but I held his arm.
" You will oblige me, sir," I said, " by
allowing me to pay my debt I will
only detain you by stopping in this
book-store a moment or so, for I prom-
ised Mrs. Pop some paper. I carried
him in I bought to the amount of $6
" I beg your pardon," said I, in the
softest tones imaginable; "if you have
aten'abont von I'll thank von to let me
add it to the five. Mechanically he
put his hand in his pocket His face
, 1 1 , 11 l t.:i T
was Hue color 01 a uuueu sjuewt, wlud x
daresay mine looked more like a green
one. He handed me $10 my ten !
I knew it in a moment Then all the
magistrate rose within me. I gave him
" Young man," I said, " we are square
now, I believe. I might have mode a
fuss about it I might, after a week or
two, have found a policeman, if not in
New York in its sister city. You are
probably not new to the business, youDg
as von are. Take mv advice : try to be
honest It will pay yon rjetier as me
end of ninety years. I should hate to
see your auburn locks in the Rogue's
Gallery. A man of your mustache ought
to be above such small business. Spend
your $3.75 honestly if you can, and be
kind enough not to try your next trip
upon this particular traveler."
reddened, he frowned, his mus-
tache twitched and his whiskers trembled,
He opened his lips to speak and shut
'em again. The last I saw of him was a
remarkably well-fitting frock-coat turn-
the first corner. I'm afraid he will
go on turning corners in that way till he
gets in that place where " corners " of
kinds are unknown.
Canals in Belgium.
Light locomotives, weighing but four
tons each, have lately come into use iu
Belgium lor towing canal boats. A sin
gle iron rail is laid alone the tow-path.
on which run two of the wheels of the
locomotive, placed directly nnder it, one
in front of the other. The engine is kept
upright by additional wheels at the sides,
which run upon the ground. Each lo-
draws one hundred and fifty
tons : it will tow at the rate of three
miles an hour. The engines change
boats when they meet, each returning
over the course it has inst oorne.
Specimens of Vermont and Kentucky
To the Editor of the Paris True Kenturkian :
I understand you have in your county
very tall family. Will you procure
and publish the name, height and weight
of each member of that family i Here
with L send von the followinc; correct
statement in relation to the Metcalf fam
THE VERMONT FAMILY.
Same. HtitihL Wcinht.
Samuel' Metcalf 6 ft. 10 in. 14
His wife, Jane Starling 6 ft. over 300
Sybil. 6 ft. Kin.
Betsy 5 ft. t'i in.
John H 6 ft. 4 in.
Daniel I, 6 ft. 10
George 8 6 ft. 6
David .'. S f t. 7
Moses 6 ft. 8
Samuel 8 6 ft. S
TotaL 63 ft. 11 in.
Ten persons average height, 6 feet S
THE KENTUCKY FAMILY.
In Collins' new History of Kentucky
we find the following in relation to the
Howard family, of this county:
" In bruary, loob, there was living
in Bourbon county the parents and eight
ont of nine children of a family without
parallel in the known world for their
e, height, weight, good nealtn, age,
and strength suggestive of the Bible
record in Genesis vi., i: 'There were
giants in the earth in those days.' The
lamer, men in nis im year, was Drongm
1AJ jvoiiLuuny wucu 4UIK3 juuug, nun
raised, in Bourbon county, his family of
six sons and three daughters, whose
height, weight and aggregate age are
Males. ' Height.
Father 6 ft. 4 in.
Thomas 6 ft. 4 in.
James 6 f t. S in.
John 6 ft ll)f in.
Elijah f t S in.
Matthew o It. 6 in.
Eli 6 It. ex in.
- Total 45 ft. 5 in.
Mother -.. 6 ft. X in.
Sarah 6 ft. 2 in.
Mary 6 ft. 2 in.
Daughter (deceased) 6 ft. 3 in.
Total 24 ft.
Total 70 ft. X in. 2,298
" The family, eleven in number, in the
aggregate measured seventy feet and
one-half inch in height, weighed 2,298
pounds, and the sum of their entire ages
then was 557 years. The computed
strength of the father and six sons was
6,300 pounds. At that date (1856) there
, oa " ,T . , 1Q7n
seed 88 years, on Alav 14 1870, near
Bnddell's Mills, where she had lived for
sixty years seven children surviving
her. She had twelve brothers and sis
ters, each over 6 feet high." .
In this connection we will state that
the Bev. James Qnisenberry, of Chirk
J XT 1 1 . Ac t nt,;i,lan
dren each had
from twelve to nineteen
offspring. So a Clark man, who heard
ns speak of the tall families, says. A
Mason county gent added that Nelson
Cliff, of that county, had twenty-seven
children. " Married several times, I
suppose?" we added. "No, sir, only
once, I thinn," he replied.
Maj. John Edwards, of this county,
had twenty-four children from two mar
Western Union Telegraph.
expenses, $6,335,414; difference, $3,
" 229,159, being a net profit All sums
paid as rental for leased lines are in
SydenhamPop. eluded in the gross expenses. Corn
spoken pared with the preceding fiscal year,
there was an increase in the gross re
sidewalk ceipts of $391,920, a decrease in the ex-
The following is the synopsis of the
annual report for the fiscal year ending
.Tnne 30. 1875. nresanted the other day
bv President Orton to the stockholders of
tjie Western Union Telegraph Company:
Gross receipts from all sources except
the nroceeds of bonds, $9,564,574: cross
penses of $420,319. and an increase in
the net profits of $722,239. There were
m operation at the end of the vear 72,833
miles of line, 179,294 miles of wire, and
6,565 offices. The number of messages
transmitted during the year was 17,153,-
710, an increase of 824,454 over the pre-
ceding year. The capital stocK 01 tne
company is $ 41,073,41U, of which, tne
company owns and now has in the treas-
tu-y $7,285,935. The difference, $33,-
787,475, is tie amount of capital ont-
standing, which has been increased
$1,800 during the year by the issue of
10 snares in excuange xur niAJun. ui wm-
ponies leased to the Western Union, and
which have small amounts of capital out-
standing, on which interest is paid as
rental. The bonded debt of the com-
pany Jan. 1, 1874, was $5,946,900, of
which $1,498,000 is the 7 per cent gold
bearing bonds, and $4,448,900 the 7 per
cent currency bonds, which mature
Nov. 1, 1875.
Buried Treasure in the Missouri River.
well wnac was reiaiea Dy me omcera 01
the boat at the time, and f lso by the
agents of the government who came some
time after, loo King after the lost treasure,
When the government agents arrived,
the river had swollen to such an extent
that no vestige of the boat was to be
seen, and they reported to the govern
He ment that it was impossible to recover
the money, or any portion of the cargo.
Fifty-six years have passed away, yet
Mr. Scott says he can now point out the
exact place where the unfortunate steam
ing er lies buried with its valuable cargo,
He is probably the only man
living who can do so, and he is well ad
all vonced in years. The government can
Mr. W. L. Scott, of this city, who was
one of the earliest settlers of this section
of country, and a perfectly reliable man,
has given us the following for pnblica-
In July, 1819, the second steamboat
that ever passed np the Missouri river
. 1 L il 1 XT J ,.
ttiruuii b snag ai uie utstvu ui hjuubiiuu o
Island, between Boonville and Arrow
Rock, and immediately sank. The boat
was loaded principally with government
stores. It had in the hold a large quan-
tity of Monongahela whisky and also
$200,000 in silver coin, which was being
taken to Council Bluffs to pay the gov-
eminent troops stationed at that place,
which was then the extren.e outpost of
civilization. Mr. Scott, though a small
boy at the time, lived very near the
scene of the accident, and remembers
vet reclaim the money if it will make
the effort: or. if a release can be (riven
by the government, private parties will
undoubtedly undertake it Boonville
skepticism on other points, he was a be
comotive liever in God : " Reposing confidence in
my Creator, God. and in no other Being,
Tee opinion is quite general that
Thomas Paine was an atheist, bnt this
extract from his last wiU seems to leave
no room for doubt that, in spite of his
for I know of no other, nor believe in
any other, I, Thomas Paine, of the city
of Vew York, (tnthcf of tha work entitled
Common Sense,' written in Philadel
phia, in January, 1776, which awakened
America to a Declaration of Independ
ence on the 4th of July," etc., etc.
The Lincoln Tower in London.
Yesterday afternoon, between three
and four o'clock, an unusually interest
ing ceremony was performed at Christ
Church, Westminster Bridge road, on
the occasion of the completion of the
Lincoln Tower, in connection with that
building. About twenty persons, in
cluding three ladies, hazarded the ascent
to tne scanoldiDg at the summit of tne
tower a height of 220 feet some of the
less adventurous going np in a hoist
provided with a seat, while others pre
ferred to ascend by ladders, in spite of
the uncomfortably strong breeze that
was blowing. Tne object of the gather
ing was to witness tne riev. JNewman
.Hall lay the topmost stone of the tower,
which is one of the highest of the old
Eiigliiu gotnic type m xxindon. When
the visitors had ranged themselves in a
group round the spire, and the apertures
into which the iron supports of tne top
stone fit had been filled with cement,
the architect handed a silver trowel to
Mr. Hall, which had been specially pro
vided for the occasion, with which the
reverend gentleman spread the cement
m true masonlike fashion, and when tne
crowning stone, which is in the form of
cross, hod been carefully lowered into
its place, the reverend gentleman said :
"In the name of the Jb at her, tne son,
and the Holy Ghost, this topstone is
now laid of the Lincoln Tower, erected
by equal contributions from citizens of
Great Britain and America, for the glory
of God and of peace and good will
among men, as a memorial of the aboli
tion of slavery and of President Lincoln,
and as a token of international brother
hood. Net unto us, O Lord, not unto
ns, but unto thy name be all the glory,
Accept the work of our hands, bless this
tower for thy glory and the promotion
of freedom, peace, and international
brotherhood." The Bev. Arthur Hall
then offered np a brief prayer, and
" Praise God, from whom all blessings
flow," having been sung, the proceedings
were practically at an end. A conspicu
ous feature of the occasion was the Union
Jack and the Stars and Stripes flying
side by side on the summit, which at
tracted hundreds of spectators to the
spot The cost of the tower is A7,UUU,
and when snrmonnted by the fane, which
is 16 feet high, its total height will be
220 feet, about the same altitude as the
London News, Sept. 29.
War on Polygamy.
Judge Boreman, of the Third District
Court, in charging the grand jury to
day, says a Salt Lake telegram, ad
monished them to indict a number of
individuals implicated in swindling the
government out of Territory lands by
perjury and illegal voting. He particu
larly instructed the jury to indict every
leader, proolaimer, or instigator of
polygamy, as they have in every way
possible shielded and prevented its
punishment He said that polygamy
was a loathsome nicer and a degrading
crime not emanating from any religion,
but fit only for the darkest days anterior
to the dawn of civilization, causing the
Mormons bitter hostility to free schools.
(Jon tinning in this strain, tne Judge con
cluded by saying that the government
was now in earnest and the people must
realize this fact Polygamy has existed
so long solely by the forbearance and
generosity of the government He said
it was nonsense for the Mormons to fight
against 40,000,000 of people, which they
will soon realize. The United States
is with them in prosperity but not in
Sunday night, when a young man
drove out of Vicksburg several miles to
pass the evening with the girl of his
choice, he was met at the gate by her
father, who at once proceeded to busi
ness by saying :
" Cum to spark Louisa, eh!"
The young man let - silence Answer the
' Expect itll make a match " con
tinued the father.
Silence again, while the young man
tied the horse. As he was ready to go
in, the father blocked the way, braced
up, and continued :
" See here, young man, let's have an
understanding. If ye mean hitch 'tween
now and Jinuary all right, but if ye
don't, I want you to understand that
candles is might high this fall and crops
don't turn out wuth a cuss 1"
As the young man got through the gate
it is probable that he gave the father a
direct and an agreeable answer. Vicksburg
Blown to Pieces.
On the afternoon of Thursday a lad
named McOrath was the victim of a ter
rible casualty at Hydeville. He was
looking around a slate quarry wnen ne
came upon a can which had contained
nitro-glycerine, but which had been
emptied four years ago, and had since
then been lying around the quarry. He
took it up, and, thinking to convert it to
some useful purpose, commenoed ham
mering out a dent Suddenly the can
exploded with a fearful noise. The ex
plosion literally tore the young man to
pieces ohe arm and a leg, and the fide
of his head were blown off. Empty
cans which have once contained nitro
glycerine are not safe things to handle,
even after they have been exposed to the
chills of four Vermont winters. Troy
Women and Devils.
Old Winston was a negro preacher in
Virginia, and his ideas of theology and
hnman nature were oiten very original.
A p-entleman thus accosted the old
gentleman one Sunday:
" Winston, I understand yon believe
every woman has seven devils. How
nan von prove it Y
"Well, sah, did yon never read in de
Bible how seven debbles were cast out er
" Oh, yesl I ve read that
" Did von ebber hear of 'em bein' cast
out of any oder woman, sah?"
" No. I never did.
" Well, den, all de odders got 'em
Grapes for the Sick.
At certain towns in Switzerland grapes
are grown solely as medicine, end the
vineyards are put to no other use. .in
stead of drinking water, as at other
places, the patient is sent out to eat
grapes, and must pick them himself from
the vines. Where the doctor ordinarily
instructs the patient to drink so many
classes of water, he is here instructed
eat inst so many bunches of grapes, and
no more. Another popular treatment
found at the mud botlis of bchwalbacli
and other places, where the patients are
immersed in soft block mud up to their
chin, and rf"na!" 'S -or 80,116
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Karon must be banded in aa early as Tuesday
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Conimnnications upon subjects of general or lo
ral interest are solicited.
THE PEDANTIC LAWYER.
BY JOHN G. SAXE.
I bade my lawyer. Windy, sne
My neignbor Jones, for damage doe
The plaintiff, on the valid ground
That he, eaid Jonee, bad pnt in pound
Un'avT'Uly, against the peace.
Three certain sheep of flu est fleece ;
My property ; and valned, say,
At twenty dollars. " Please to lay
The damage high, and go ahead.
And, Windy, make him feel," I said,
" rhe statute's f ull and speedy force
On trespassers!" He said, "Of course!"
And six months later made report
The case was upbefore the Court.
When Windy's speech teemed nearly dons.
And he, as yet, had scarce begun
To touch the matter in dispute
I growing anxious for my suit
Said, in a whisper, " Dont forget
You havent touched the case as yet;
You've talked, I know, an hour or mure
About the statutes made before
The Norman Conquest ; and have brought
Before us what Justinian taught,
nd Coke on Littleton; have gone
All through the Code Napoleon ;f
And, very learnedly no doubt.
Have shown his Honor ail about
The statutes in the reign of Anne ;
And now the leadiog caaes ran
Before Lord Blank held so and so ;
- Now let the Habeas Corpue go.
And, en the Court falls fast asleep,
Do say a word about the sbeep ! ' 'f
Wit and Humor.
Sportsman's epitaph Game to the last
What bird lifts the heaviest weight ?
It has been decided by a Kansas Jndge
that a man and wife can go to a circus
on a ticket that says " admit one" as
by a law they are considered " one.
4. woman is very like a kettle, if yon
come to think of it She sings away so
pleasantly then she stops and, when
you least expect it, she boils over.
"ANirjJG pite you dere?" ' in
quired one Dutchman of another, while
engaged in angling. "No, notting at
alt" " Veil," returned the other, " not
ting pite me too."
" Pa, I guess our man Ralph is a good
Christian.' "How so, my boy!"
"Why, pa, I read in the Bible that the
wicked shall not live out half his days ;
and Balph says he has lived out ever since
he was a little boy."
A lady being asked by a gentleman to
be his wife, wrote the word " stripes,"
and stated that the letters of the word
could be transposed into the answer He
finally studied out " persist" what every
woman wishes her lover to do.
A correspondent of a Chicago paper,
writing from Spain, enthusiastically di
lates upon the sleepy, dreamy expres
sion of the young ladies' faces. Which
explains why they are called S'noras, we
suppose. New York Advertiser. -
Thb Picton (Canada) Times perpe
trates the following on the late baby
Twenty-four babies all in a row.
Twenty-four mammas also on show ;
Twenty-f our daddies happy aa clams,
A show of live babies, none of your shams,
A vision of angels, dear little lambs.
Said a distinguished politician to his
son : "Look at met I began as an -Alderman,
and here I am at the top of
the tree, and what is my reward ? Why,
when I die, my son will be the greatest
rascal in the city." To this the young
hopeful replied : " res, father, when
yon die bnt not till then."
A Western man visiting his brother
in Danbnry espied a gun on the kitchen
wall. " Is that gun loaded t" he asked.
Oh, no : it is empty, rephec the
brother. "Empty I i'or Gods sake
load it as quick as you can, or the chil
dren will get hold ot it and snoot eacn
other !" He had read the papers.
Mb, Chtlds never wrote anything
more sad and tonching than the follow
ing tender effusion :
" While smoking on a powder-keg,
He dropped a cinder down ;
Then rose like a meteor,
. To wear the golden crown.
Gone to meet tlte fellow who struck the glyocrine
can with a sledge hammer.
Tee other day a colored resident' of
Vicksburg found a bottle of whisky in , .
the suburbs of the city, and hailing a
pedestrian he inquired: " Dat's whisky,
ain' it?" "Smells like it, and I guess
it io," vrno the- goply. - "AnI Aero
no pizen in it t" " Well, there may be
I can't tell : I shouldn't want to drink
it" " D dere was pizen I'd be a dead
nigger, eh?" "You would." "And if
dere wasn't any pizen I'd be wastin' a
pint of good whisky?" "Yes." The
finder turned the bottle over and over,
smelled of the contents three or four
times, and finally made ready to drink,
saying : " Dere s heaps of pizen lyin'
around loose, but dere's also heaps of
niggers in Vicksburg, an' ize gwine to
tip up de bottle an' run de chances."
Return of the Black Hills Expedition.
Fort Laramie dispatch to the Chicago
Inter-Ocean: "The Elack Hills expe
dition, nnder command of CoL Dodge,
arrived here to-day. The Bear Lodge
oonntry, which has been reported so
rich in Bold, has been thoroughly sur
veyed by Prof. Jenney and party. Gold,
in small quantities, was iuuuu ui ii
row strip of country about twenty miles
east of the Little Missouri Buttes, and
singularly enough there was an utter ab
sence of quartz, porphyry, magnesia,
etc. The country is very rugged and
broken, and pyralnidal mounds can be
seen in every direction. iXHige i-oie
Butte is a perfect mound in geological
formation. It is about 1,200 feet above
the level of the surrounding country,
presentinir the appearance of a great
tower, xms is tne secaon 01 couniry -that
Col. Bullock and other prominent
men in the West presumed to be so rich
in gold, their presumption being based
upon reports of Indians who brought in
gold from time to time. The country
from the Bear Lodge via the Belle
Fourche to its confluence with the Big
Cheyenne, including tributaries flowing .
from the hills, has been thoroughly
mapped, which makes the entire survey
of the Black Hills complete. None of
the country passed over ill compare
with the country in the vicinity of Spring
and Rapid Ureess. .Large numbers 01
miners were seen en route for the Hills,
no doubt some of those who were en
camped near the post Pro!. Jenney
met some Indians coming, who modest
ly requested his horses and ponies, bnt
upon being refused offered no violenoe."
Indians Looking for Scalps.
A dispatch from Sioux City Bays:
Lata news from the Upper Missouri
country represent the Indians as dissat-
- . , -- . rf.1 -r,, l
isned and lnsuDoroinaw. 1110 xmuvk,
Hills Treaty did not terminate to suit
them, and they are on watch for an ex
cuse to kill somebody. Those at Chey
enne Agency think they nave scrncK it
in the person of the interpreter there,
tar whom they have never felt much
brother'y love, and lately he has had to
exercise considerable strategy to pre
sirve his scalp. To-iky ho had to hunt
sfiT quarters. The Indians say they
are bound to kill him if he remains, and
they will not stop there when they com