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' hiiuw of all descriptions furnished to
oraec,aiul rvnnlnd to prove satisfactory as to
. Am ingenious Vermonter has invented
lazy man's chum. The machine is ad
justed to a wagon, and all a man .has to
do is to drive down for the mail, and
when he gets back the butter has come.
Moody and Sankey are making the
dry bones of sin rattle in wicked Brook
lyn. Nearly all the prominent preach
ers of the city attend the meetings,
Beecher being one of the few exceptions.
" Mbkdkb will out." A man named
Alexander, '65 years of age, blind and
infirm, has just been convicted of mur
der in the first degree, for killing a man
an Bed River county, Ark., twenty-two
;years ago. .
! Herbert H. BANcnorr has just given
:the finishing touches to his extensive
-work, the " Native Races of the Pacific
.: States," upon which he has been engaged
for fifteen years. It embraces five large
- volumes, of about 1,000 pages each.
Mb. John Mackbt, who is the head of
the famous California firm of Flood &
O'Brien, and who receives three-fifths of
the profits, was ten years ago a mining
laborer in Virginia City. His income at
present is about $850,000 per month, or
more San $10,000,000 per annum. Mr.
Maekej is the most retiring and modest
of any of California's millionaires.
'TW Perkins, an English pedestrian,
Beoontly performed the extraordinary
tand never before accomplished feat of
walking eight miles in 59 minutes 5 seo
onds. His quickest irule-jraa thflJirst
one, in 6.46, and the slowest, the sixth,
in 7.52. The first four miles were ac
complished in 28 minutes and 59 seconds.
Perkins is a yonng fellow of 23, weigh
ng 132 pounds, and 5 feet tall.
Herb is another aeronaut who has nar
rowly escaped death while making an as
cension to please the spectators at a
county fair. The affair happened at
Owensboro, Ky., and the aeronaut's name
is Prof. Atchinson. The balloon took
lire and was burned when several hun
dred feet high. Atchinson was precipi
tated to the earth, and miraculously es
caped death, though badly hurt.
TJbi Cabbuth, the editor of the Vine
land (N. J.) Independent, who was shot
by Cliarles K. Landis, on the 19th of
last March, and who has carried a bullet
in his brain ever since, died the other
day. He had already accepted from
Landis a sum of money in satisfaction
of any and all claims on account of the
shooting, but this fact .will not operate
as a bar to criminal prosecution.
A singulab fatality has befallen the
Congressmen-elect from the Fourth Dis
trict of Tennessee In August of last
year John W. Head was elected to rep
resent the district, and died before tak
ing his seat. S. M. Fite was chosen to
11 the vacancy, and now death has
(narked him for his own. If this rate
of Congressional mortality continues a
that district, the seat will soon go beg
ging for an occupants
- A Brogyp" to Mppnn in Wr-ir York
' on the centennial of American indepen
dence. For the past six years workmen
liavu oooix eiigugou 111 t,uiuieuiig uiiutu
the obstructions in the harbor known as
Hell Gate, with a view of blowing them
up. The task of excavating has been
completed, and the work of preparing
for the grand blast is now going on. A
vast quantity of nitro-glycerine will be
placed in iron tubes in the excavation,
and the whole will be discharged simul
taneously, by means of a battery, on the
4th of July, 1876. It will be the biggest
4th of July gun ever heard in the land.
Con. D. B. Anteont, the Kansas edi
or with a pistol ball in his head, has re
.limed work on the Leavenworth Timet,
with these remarks: "The surgeons
agree that we are now out of all imme
diate danger. Some think that the
aneurism may be cured; others think it
will remain unchanged. ATI unite in ad
vising our return to business, being care
ful to avoid undue mental and physical
excitement. We wipe out from the past
memories of an unpleasant nature, and
are prepared to cooperate with all who
will work to advance the interests and
promote the welfare of the human race."
A heabt-rending accident occurred at
Winona, Minn., the other day, by which
a young man named Troutman was shot
and killed by the discharge of a pistol in
the hands of his wife, to whom he had
been married but four days. The couple
had just arrived from Chicago, where
they had been united, and were unpack
ing their luggage, . among which was a
loaded revolver. The wife was examin
ing tne weapon, when, in some unac
countable manner, it was discharged,
and the bullet lodged in the brain of her
husband, producing almost instant death.
The poor bride was rendered frantic by
the terrible accident, and it is feared will
loss her reason. - -
Among the latest engineering projects
is a proposition to flood the Desert of
Sahara by opening a channel from the
Atlantic Ocean, and turning it into an
inland sea. And now comes a gentle
man who suggests that this project for
utilizing the Desert of Sahara will throw
the earth off its present balance t Just
how serious a disturbance there will be
can be ascertained, he says, upon finding
the actual length and depth of the des
ert Meanwhilo, he leaves room for the
imagination to picture the earth turn
bjing through ipw and. feriowly tat? p
L. G. GOULD. Publisher.
Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of local and General News.
Terms, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance.
EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1875.
WHOLE NUMBER 445.
fering with the equilibrium of the other
inhabited planets of the universe.
Dr. B. F. Sherman and Mr. Samuel
Parker, of Macon, Mo., have indulged
in their last tipple. They called at a
drug store in a neighboring village, the
other day, and asked for " something
good to drink." The proprietor told
them he had "something good," and
produced a bottle, from which they both
took a good draught, and, thanking the
vender of pills, walked out. Before they
had proceeded ten rods from the store
Sherman and Parker both fell dead. An
analysis of the contents of the bottle re
vealed a mixture of whisky and hydro
cyanic acid, the deadly poison being in ,
such proportion that sixty drops of the
compound was sufficient to produce
death. The drug store man is puzzled
to know how the deadly drug got into
the bottle. Altogether it is a mysterious
and inexplicable case, and a sad warning
to tipplers. .
In a recent issue of the New York
Herald we find a long and interesting
letter from Dr. Isaac I. Hayes, the well
known Arctic explorer. Dr. Hayes ex
presses his belief in the existence of an.
open Polar Sea, and regrets that the
Pandora, which has just returned to En
gland, did not winter there, and renew
the search for the records of Sir John
Franklin's expedition in the spring. He
believes this could only be accomplished
by passing the winter there and pursu
ing the search in the spring with sleds.
He says he believes now, as he has al
ways believed since his first voyage there,
that in the vicinity of the pole there is
oil m nigribla.sea insurnmer.that it
may be reached by ship or boat by way
of Smith's Sound, and that the North
Pole is within the reach of any nation
that will think it worth while to spend
money enough to get to it.
Robert Adams' woolen 'mills, near
Anderson, were burned last Sunday
morning. Loss, $15,000.
Obobok G. W. Yodeb has been ap
pointed Internal Revenue Ganger for the
Fourth District of Ohio.
Gen. Brisbin, TJ. S. A., has presented
to the Zoological Gardens, at Cincinnati,
two antelopes and one badger.
The Comptroller of the Currency has
appointed Warren P. Noble receiver for
the First National Bank of Tiffin.
Forty families in and near Cleveland
think bf emigrating to Tennessee the
coming winter, and are negotiating for
small farms there.
Wm. Jones, a brakeman on the Atlan
tic and Great Western railroad, was
killed at Cleveland the other day while
coupling cars. He was a resident of that
city, aged 23, and unmarried.
A man named Websr Wis shot an 1 in
stantly killed by James Harpe, at New
town, about seven miles from Cincinnati,
last Sunday. Particulars of the killing
have not been given.
The body of a young man named Nye,
of Elyria, was found in the river, near
Brownhelm, Lorain county, one day last
week. It is supposed that he fell over
an embankment seventy feet into the
river) and drowned.
Joseph Fedewest, for the past forty
-(-years connected with the press of Eu
rope and America, and lately in the em
ploy of the Wahrhettsfreund, a German
Catholic paper of Cincinnati, died in that
In an affray at Berea, Cuyahoga coun
ty, one day last week, Joseph Schlief, a
saloon-keeper, was dreadfully beaten by
two men named Cyrus Carman and Pat
rick Carney, and will probably die from
his injuries. Schlief was .struck on the
head with a beer faucet until he was in
sensible. An Athens special says that one
Krumsley, a colored man, with his wife
and infant, left three small chil dren alone
while they started to town the other
evening. The house took fire and burned
the children to death. The fire is sup
posed to have been caused by the over
turning of a lamp.
A child of Samuel Jones, near Bowers-
ville, died a day or so ago from eating
bread in which pulverized glass had
gotten by mistake in mixing dough.
The mother is likely to die frxn the
same cause, me children had poured
the glass into a cup of water, and it
was used in mixing the bread.
Ohio postal matters : Office Eslab
lithed Twin, Boss county, Thomas
Taylor, Postmaster. Postmasters Ap
pointed Cedar Bun, Muskingum
county, Hngh Matthews; Centerburg,
Knox county, Charles M. Jennings ;
Darlington, Monroe "county, George W.
Gatts ; Edwardsville, Warren county,
A. C. Bowman ; Prouse's Mill, Colum
biana county, Peter TJlm ; Waverly,
Pike county, John Daily ; West Canaan,
Madison county, S. D. Andrew ; West
Independence, Hancock county, James
Ohio postal affairs : Office Discon
tinued Prattsville, Vinton county.
Postmasters Appointed Charlestown,
Portage county, M. F. Colton ;
Flints' Mills, Washington county,
Robert L. White; Hall's Station,
Clermont county, Mrs. Mary A.
Spradlin ; Med way, Clark county, Frank
Wise ; Milton, Mahoning county, James
M. Callendar ; North Greenfield, Logon
county, Mrs. Amanda M. McCall ; Olive
Branch, Clermont county, Peter Bru
nough ; Sago, Muskingum county, John
J. White ; Sinking Spring Highland
county, James M. Patton ; Westville,
Champaign county, Noah Minnich,
A Caloptta merchant, worth a million
dollars, enlisted as a private, soldier iu
the garrison at Qgyernor's Island Nerr
York, th other day. Alcohol.
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Amies Walker, a distinguished American po
litical economist, and formerly Professor of
that science in Amherst College, died at Bob ton,
last week, aged 76 yean.
A sad accident is reported from UnadiUa,
N. Y. While a party of six persons were boat
ing on the Susquehanna river the boat upset,
and all were precipitated into the water. Mao
rice Goodrich andhia wife, of .Worcester, N.Y.,
and Mr. Morehouse and his wife, of TJnadilla,
were drowned. The Goodriches were on their
The Winthrop (Me.) National Bank lias nego
tiated with the burglars who robbed the bank
four months ago and recovered $50, 000 in secur
ities on payment of 810,000 in cash.
Le Page, the Frenchman indicted for the
murder of Joeie Lougmaid, at Pembroke, N. H.,
has been identified ' as the man seen in the
bashes near the road the girl passed over.
There is no doubt of his guilt.
There are five murderers in the jail of New
York city under sentence of death.
A locomotive boiler on the Lehigh Valley
railroad exploded near Bound Brook, N. J., the
other day, with frightful effect. Five persona
were killed and about twenty wounded, several
of whom will probably die.
Samuel T. Abbott, of Ossipee, N. H., re
cently murdered hia wife by severing her head
with an ax. He then bung himself, but was
cut down before life was extinct, and is now in
xne rust aauonai cana oi jruuuon, ra..
was entered by burglars, last week, and robbed
of $40,000 in bonds and money.
' The Massasoit Mills, at Falls River, Mass.,
ave been destroyed by fire. Loss, 9150,000.
The Beecher scandal has been suddenly
revived by the New York and Brooklyn Asso
ciation of Congregational Pastors, who have
appointed a committee to investigate the
charges against Mr. Beecher.
eovered in the Segre de Christo Mountains, in
Colorado, and miners are flocking thither in
A severe fight between United States troops
and Cheyenne Indians is reported to have re
cently took place near Fort Hayes. The troops
twice attacked the Indians and were each time
repulsed with serious loss.
A large section of the Northwest was visited
by a severe storm on the 29th nit. It was ac
companied by wind,. hail, rain, lightning, and
in some sections by snow, and played havoc
with buildings, fences and forests.
Mrs. Abraham Lincoln has recovered from
her late aberration of mind, and is now con
sidered entirely free from her affliction. She
la living with her sister, in Springfield, 111.
The murder of an old Italian and three boys
In Denver, Col., and the finding of the dead
bodies, in an advanced state of putrefaction, in
the cellar of a dilapidated shanty, has been
mentioned in these columns. A Denver dis
patch announces the arrest of three of the
participants in the butchery, who have made a
confession, bnt claim that they were unwilling
accessories to the horrid deed. They say that
one Galliod, a Mexican, was the murderer,
and that the killing was done in broad day
light. Their story, if true, stamps it as one of
the most fiendish and inhuman butcheries of
the age. Two of the murderers and victims
were playing cards, and the old man was deal
ing, when Oaliiod came np behind him, drew
bis head back and cut his throat, the blood
spurting over the cards and table. The boys
resisted and were cut and stabbed. Galliod
finished the old man, and soon made an end
to the boys. The murderers drank the blood
of their victims, and tried to make the boy,
whom they had forced to play the harp for
them while their butchery was going on, to
drink likewise, but he was too sick at the awful
sight After the first victims were dead and
had been robbed, the two other boys came in
and were killed in the same manner. The rob
bers got 1 1,200 or $1,400, principally in gold,
for the murder.
News has reached Lawrence, Kansas, of an
uprising of the Osage Indians to resist the au
thority of Agent Gibson. The lattex'a life was
in danger, and troopejiave been ordered to the
Agency for his protection.
Bon. James Otis, Mayor of Baa Francisco,
died last week.
Chas. Patterson killed B. W. Porter, a herder.
near Sidney, Neb., last week, for which he was
taken out of jail by a party of lynchers and
hanged to a telegraph pole. Patterson was cut
down by the Sheriff in time to. save his life ;
but the mob were determined, and in a second
attempt were more successful, and his corpse
was found one morning on a rude scaffold.
The National Gold Bank and Trust Company
of Ban Francisco, has suspended. The officers
claim that the bank can pay everything, and
will resume shortly.
A bombshell has fallen into the camp of the
St. Louis whisky ring, and they are utterly de
moralized. The grand jury has returned in
dictments against William McKee, late of the
Globs newspaper; Constantino Maguire, ex-
Collector of Revenue ; Orville Grant, brother
of the President; Gen. Babcock, President
Grant's Private Secretary ; United 8tates Mar
shal Newcomb ; Jndge Chester II. Emm, ex-
United States District Attorney, and William
Patrick, also ex-United Stales District Attor
ney. The testimony implicating these parties
in revenue frauds is said to be positive. Other
prominent St. Louisans are being investigated,
and will probably be indicted.
The Postoffice Department is making arrange
ments for a fast mail from Washington to New
The Assistant Treasurer at New York has
been instructed by the Secretary of the Treas
ury to sell $2,000,000 of gold coin during the
month of November as follows : $500,000 each
The Secretary of the Treasury has issued
call for the redemption of $5,000,000 coupon
and $5,000,000 registered bonds total, $10,
000,000 of the 5.20 bonds of 18G4. The bonds
included in this call are of the act of June 30,
A delegation of local preachers called upon
President Grant, the other day, and urged him
not to abandon the Indian peace policy. The
President informed them that be did not pro
pose changing his Indian policy, bnt that he
does not propose in future to make the army re
sponsible for the distribution of Indian sup
plies. The President also took occasion to
speak a good word for Commissioner Smith,
whom he regards as a much abused man.
The national indebtedness, according to the
official debt statement for Nov. 1, was reduced
$4,069,015 during the month of October. Ap
pended are the official figures :
Six per cent bonds f 1,(M3,292,550
Five per cent bonds 657,282,750
Total coin bonds
Lawful money debt ....... $
Oerdflcates of deposit.....
Total without Interest,..,
Xal dtbt, ,,., 3,Jl,9M,M
Total interest 34,844,100
Total debt and interest 2,252,797,261
Conn in Treasury :
Coin $73,783,439 ;
Special deposits held for re
demption of oertificatea
of deposit 50,880,000
Total in Treasury 134,400,1 0
Debt less cash in the Treasury $2,118,997,211
Decrease of debt dnring October I 4,068.016
Decrease since Jane 30, 1875 10,291,514
Bonds issued to tho Pacific Railway
Companies, interest payable in lawful
money: Principal outBtaD-ling $64,623,512
Interest accrued and not ret paid 1,292,470
Interao piW b the United States 28,202,807
Interet-t rop I nsporUlion of
mans, etc. v,m,iv
Balance of interest paid by United
There was coined at the various mints of the
country, during the month of October, $5,-
785,225 worth of all kinds of coin.
The proceedings of -the Third District Court
of Utah Territory, ordering the imprisonment
of Brigham Young until $9,500 be paid by him
to Ann Eliza Young, was brought before the
Cabinet, at a meeting last week, and by them
referred to the Attorney-General, with a view
of determining the exact status of the ease.
The question presented is, whether the arrest
of Brigham Yonng could be made on the
grounds claimed by the weman, for the reason
that her marriage with Young was illegal, being
contrary to the laws of the United States, and
that she cannot take advantage of her own
josepu ri. mtzroy, late uepuiy iujieuwi u
Bevenue at St. Louis, has pleaded guilty to the
indictments against him. T. D. Thorpean, an
indicted storekeeper, also pleads guilty. The
backbone of the St. Louis whisky ring Is thor
The Secretary of the Treasury has addressed
circular to the Collectors of Customs an
nouncing that no importation of neat cattle or
hides be allowed from England from this date,
in consequence of the prevalence of the mouth
disease in that country.
Augustus 8. Gayiord, of Michigan, has been
appointed Assistant Attorney-General for the
Interior Department, vice Wm. A. Smith, re--
A large part of the business center of Sher
man, Texas, has been destroyed by fire.
Two severe earthquake shoots were felt in
Atlanta, Ga., and the' surrounding country on
the 2d inst. There was a rumbling sound, with
a waving motion, which shook the earth and
houses, causing some alarm.
A dif patch from Quebec states that during a
recent gale and enow-storm in the Isle of Or
leans an accident occurred at St. Famine, by
which about twenty persons lost their lives.
The people, who were principally residents of
the island, were returning from market, and
were being landed from a steamer in a scow,
which capsized, and all on board, with one ex
ception, were drowned.
Two new planets of the twelfth magnitude
have been discovered one by Palioa, at Berlin,
and the other by Paul Henry, at Paris.
Throe fishermen were drowned near Harria-
ville, Lake Huron, one day last week, by the
swamping of their boat.
The United States Direct Cable has been
successfully repaired, and is now in good work
The official canvass of the votes of Nebraska
at the recent election shows 40,000 cast. The
new Constitution carries by nearly 25,000. The
coupon leaving to the people the power of lo
eating the capital has 7,500 majority. The
joupon giving the people power of expressing
preference for United States Senator has 18,000
majority. The BerJublicanB elect everything
excepting two District Judges and one District
The Carlist oommittoe in London claims to
have news of a great Carlist victory in the
Province of Navarre, Spain.
A dispatch from Berlin reports that Arch
bishop Ledochowski will bo expelled from Ger
many as soon as his term of imprisonment ex
piree. isngiana, tue iiong nong aispucnes Biaie,
still persists in her demands, which the Chinese
government characterizes as "on justifiable and
A Cairo dispatch says the Egyptian army has
entered Abyssinia, and that the Abyssinians
are retreating, offering no resistance.
News has been received of the British expe
dition to punish piratical natives on the Congo
river, in Africa, for murdering English sailors.
The entire squadron on the west coast of
Africa was engaged, and sent boats np the
river. Many villages were destroyed and a
large number of natives killed. The British
lost one man killed and six wounded.
A forco of 1,800 Turks has been badly routed
by insurgenta in Herzegovina.
A battle was recently f ought between Liberiau
troops and a large body of native savages in
Africa, in which the former were totally routed,
with the loss of their artillery.
Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, the eminent
English archeologist, is dead.
The ship Catherine Griffiths, from Sunder
land, England, for Bio, has been wrecked on
the Sciily Islands. Eight of her crew were
The German missions to Italy have been
raised to embassies.
More heavy commercial failures are reported
Great Britain is looking with hungry eyes on
the Egyptian country. The Pall Matt Vazetie
of a recent date says : " The English occupa
tion of Egypt is only a question of time, as that
step is necessary for the preservation of our
A dispatch from Berlin says the Bealsberg
Arsenal has been almost totally destroyed by
fire. The loss is estimated at $5,000,000.
A London telegram says Austria is preparing,
at the invitation of the northern powers, a prop
osition for guarantees to be demanded and
the control to be exercised to insuro the per
formance of the Sultan's promise of reform to
the insurgents in bis vassal States.
There is much suffering among the indus
trial classes of Germany, and the government
is being asked to establish loan banks as a
means of relieving the distress.
Advices from Russia give doleful accounts of
the unparalleled failure of this year's harvest,
The failure has been general all over the coun
try, and includes every species of crops.
The French Assembly met on Nov. 4.
So far from being crushed out by Turkey, the
insurrection in Bosnia and Herzegovina shows
signs of a healthy vigor. The military leaders
in those provinces have taken the preliminary
steps toward proclaiming a national govern
Let Us Give Thanks.
The following proclamation has been
issued by the President :
In accordance with a practice at once wise
aiiu ueauuiui, we nave neen acenstomea,
as the year is drawine to close, to devote an
occasion to an humble expression of thanks to
Aimignty uoa tor ceaseless an A distinguished
Denenw oestowea upon us as a nation.
and for His mercies and protection
umuig uie coming year, Anna me ncu anil
free eDlovment of all our advautaces.
we should not forget the source from whence
they are derived, aud extend oar obligations to
th Fitlisr ( All Hrcia. ffe hv full rMn
to renew our thanks to Almighty God for favors
bestowed upon ns during the past year. By
His continuing mercy civil and religious liberty
have been maintained ; peace has reigned
within onr borders ; labor and enterprise have
produced their merited rewards, and to His
watchful providence we are indebted for securi
ty from pestilence and other national calami
ties. Apart from the other national blessings,
each individual among us has occasion to
thoughtfully recall and devoutly recognize the
favors and protection which he has enjoyed.
Now, therefore, I Ulysses 8. Grant, Presi
dent of the United States, do recommend that
on Thursday, the 25th day of November, the
people of the United States, abstain
ing from their accustomed vocations, do
assemble in their respective places of wor
ship, and in such form as may seem most ap
propriate in their awn hearts, offer to Almighty
God their acknowledgments and tbanks for all
His mercies, and their humble prayers for the
continuance of His divine favor. In witness
whereof, I bavo hereunto set my hand, and
caused the seal of the United States to be
Done at the city of Washington, this 27th
day of October, in the year of our Lord 1875,
and of the independence of tho United States
U. S. GRANT, President.
U. S. GRANT, President. HAMILTON-FISH, Secretary of State.
A Stage Nose.
Several years ago, says the New York
Mercury, Mr. Davenport, the tragedian,
was perf ormin g an engagement at t he Hol
liday Street Theater, Baltimore. On the
night "The Merchant of Venice" was
announced, a yonng man named L. was
cast for the part of the Jew Tubal Mr.
Tj. was quite a clever actor in his way,
bnt his face owned one unfortunate pe
culiarity a nose almost as flat as an
African's. In the evening Tnbal was all
made-up for his part, and the play pro
ceeded very smoothly, when the low
comedian of the company happened to
notice Shylock's friend, and his nose
paricnlarly. " My dear boy," said he,
taking the unsuspicious L. aside, " you'll
d famously your make-up is perfect
only yon must remedy that nohappy
now of yours. Who ever saw a Jew
witi a flat nose? Davenport is very
parti -vlar about these things, and if he
aeeajr- a lie will not allow von to go o
Focr Ii. was much OisturCecrraiia iM
r a lie will not allow von to go on.
how he should remedy the defect. " I'll
lend von my pantaloon's nose," said the
waggish comedian. " Put that on, and
you'll need nothing more." L. con
sented, and now being all fixed, as he
thought, his scene was called, and he
went to his entrance, waiting for his cue.
Davenport was raging away in front
about his jewels and his daughter, and
the audience wrought np to intense ex
citement, when suddenly Tubal made his
appearance. .Never in a theater before
was there such a season for laughter,
for never had any one there seen
such a figure as Tubal cut, with his
short round face and long comical
pantaloon's nose. Davenport turned to
discover the cause of this burst of hi
larity, and fell back like a man shot.
The remainder of the scene was unintel
ligible, and after it was over the trage
dian called L. aside, and said, in his pe
culiarly dramatic manner: "My God,
yonng man, what possessed you to put
on that nose ! This is not a pantomime.
You have ruined the play made a guy
of us all. Then he went with his long
stage-swing to the dressing-room. L.
was nearly distracted. The wag who
had done ail the mischief now came up
with a face of deep grief, and whis
pered: "Don't le hurt, George. I
did not think Davenport would take it
so seriously. Pull the confounded tiling
oil. The trial followed next, and in
this act the characters are discovered as
the curtain rises. Tubal was late. It is
not customary for him to appear in the
scene, but he was directed to do so to
night to fill up the picture. Shylock
was just in the middle of the speech,
"I have possessed your grace," when
the wretched Tubal put in his tardy ap
pearance for the-second time- but now,
alas ! shorn of his nose altogether. The
reader may imagine the hysterics of
laughter that followed. Davenport's
face of anguish was a study. Actors
and audience found it impossible to as
sist at the remainder of the performance
with gravity, and never did farce wind
np more uproariously than did that
night's representation of the " Merchant
of Venice. Air. .Davenport returned
alone to his hotel, and went directly to
The Chicago Tribune says a prominent
Judge in Illinois, who is universally es
teemed and respected, is known to his
intimate friends as "The Wolf." He
earned the sobriquet by a curious ad
venture in Wisconsin. Many years ago
he was traveling a lonely road in the
southern portion of the State on horse
back. A branch came athwart his face,
and knocked off his spectacles. Without
his spectacles the Judge was as blind as
a bat. He could not think of proceed
ing on bis journey until he had found
them. Accordingly he slipped from his
horse, and, holding the bridle in one
hand, began searching for the lost
"eyes" on "all-fonrs." The horse was
restive; and without spectacles the Judge
could see no spectacles. The search was
long and anxious. Finally, in the dis
tance was heard the howling of prairie
wolves. The horse plunged and snorted;
the spectacles remained hidden; the law
yer was in despair. Finally, as the
wolves were almost at his heels, he leaped
npon his horse, giving a free rein, and
was soon riding blindly away to safety.
When the danger was past he reached
forward to sooth and caress his fright
oned horse, and tangled in the mane he
found what he had long sought and
mourned because he found them not
the spectacles. His friends heard of
his narrow escape, and to this day he
has remained " The Wolf " in private
and confidential intercourse.
The Liberian War.
The mails explain what the telegraph
failed to do in regard to the war in Libe
ria, the causes which have led to the out
break of the natives at Cape Falmas, in
the southern part of Liberia, against the
Republican government of that country.
The present difficulty, like many previ
ous ones, grows out of disputed bound
aries, and the right of the Cape Palmas
natives to trade without restraint
with the English, 1'reneh, and Portu
guese, who have factories on the coast
The north and south boundaries of the
negro republic have been disputed for
long time by those powers who claim
the right to trade with the Cape Palmas
natives ; and the latter assume the same
right, claiming that they have never sold
their territory to Liberia. The settle
ment of the boundaries is still pending
two British and two Liberian Commis
sioners having been appointed, who are
now taking testimony. In case they dis
agree the United States will be the arbi
trator, and its decision will be final.
Nearly: 600,000 persons were em
ployed during last year in and about the
coal, tire piny, iron, stone and shale
mines of Great Britain and Ireland
about foun fliths of whom were occup'jfta
under ground, .
AN ILLINOIS VENDETTA.
The Bulliner-Henderson Feud in Williamson
County—A List of the Victims—Conviction
Three of the Murderers.
John Bulliner, Allen Baker and Mar
shall Crain, three of the mi a -ruo nave
made Williamson county. III, a by-word
for years, have been convicted of some
of the crimes of which they were guilty
the first two of the murder of Capt.
George W. Sisney, and the latter of the
murder of William Spence. Bulliner
and Baker have been sentenced each to
25 years in the penitentiary, and Crain
will expiate his crime on the gallows. It
is the first glimpse of law and order that
this desperate region has seen for ten
years past. The vendetta of the Bulli-
ners and Hendersons, with the glamour
of far centuries and softening legend
thrown npon it, might sound as well as
that of the Capnlets and Montagues, bnt in
the hard light of the present, a more vul
gar, ignoble, simply brnlal fend, cannit
be conceived than this is. Both these
families came to Illinois from Tennessee,
the Bulliners in 1864, the Hendersons in
1865, in the character of " Union refu
gees ;" both were of the same social
grade, poor whites, who had pulled
themselves up in a measure from their
class by hard work, and got together
some money. Of the BulLiners there
was " Old George," the father ; Dave,
Monroe and Emanuel, sons ; and " Old
Dave," an uncle. They were all big.
bnrly, bully fellows, with " sand in their
craws," not to be "put npon," and
prompt to "lick 'any feller ont'n his
boots " who had any fault to find. The
Hendersons were "Old Jim," "Old
Bill" and "Old Joe;" young Jim and
Fielding and Sam and Fad ; they were
on the same piece, swore, and bullied,
and bragged, and hung around dog
geries. They came to congenial neigh
bora when they immigrated into old
"Egypt," which had been peopled for
a generation or two witn tneir sort,
whose worthy posterity ranged them
selves in admiring partisanship with
iMiCkTtTUfflliiKrB or HeutltlBowsj-
whisky and fought their battles.
With such materia, all that was need
ed to start a feud was a doggery fight,
and, one day, two or three Bulliners
caught a young Henderson at a drinking
shop and thrashed him. The yonng
Henderson, a day or two after, offered
"Old Dave" Bulliner his choice out of a
brace of pistols, exile from the State be
ing the alternative to a square fight. The
old man chose exile. The next man to
mix in was Capt Sisney, who disputed
with young Dave Bulliner about a grain
bargain, and emphasized his opinions by
gashing Dave with a spade. The imme
diate result was a spirited hunting down
of Sisney by the Bulliner family, till he
fell in his cornfield with a bullet in his
leg. The result was fines for the Bulli
ners and money damages for Sisney. So
it went on for several years ; a dreary
sameness of fights and fines ; until, not
quite two years ago, matters grew more
serious. " Old George " Bulliner was
assassinated from a thicket. Dave Bull
iner was shot on the way from church,
one Sunday, in the midst of friends, and
died two dars after. Tho bodies of
father and son were sent in succession to
Tennessee for home burial, and word
came back from their friends that they
" didn't want any more Bulliners sent to
McNair in wooden overcoats. " This put
the Ballmers on their mettle, and the
vendetta was on in earnest They tried
to convict Tom Russell of "Old
George's " murder ; he had a motive, for
John Bulliner had seduced the prettiest
girl in the village, Tom's beloved cousin;
also there were several strong links
of circumstantial evidence ; yet
he was acquitted. Old Dave came
back from Tennessee, with four or five
relations, crack shots, all of them. Then
" Old Jim" Henderson was shot down in
his field ; John and Monroe Bulliner and
Jim Norris were charged with it in his
dying breath ; John Bulliner was tried
for it and acquitted ; the others were
never arrested. Half a dozen men who
worked on the farms of the Hendersons
were shot at, and most of them wounded.
Then Dr. Vincent Hinohcliffe, who had
been the only man in all the region that
dared to move in the interest of justice,
and had worked up evidence against
several of the murderers, was shot dead
before his door. Two Hendersons were
arrested for his murder, admitted to bail,
and are at large. Then followed the mur
der of Sisney. who was called to his door
in Carbondale, and shot through the win
dow. The morning after his funeral in
Crainsville. William Spence, merchant
who had incautiously hinted that he
knew somethinp; about these murderers,
was found dead at his store door, with
shot-gun tear in his body, a pistol wound
in his brain and another in his heart
This is the list of the victims of the
Williamson county vendetta, two of whose
worst partisans have met their fate at
the hands of the law. The country
round about has been these two years in
a state of terror. Men who have re
ceived " warnings" have at any sacrifice
abandoned their homes and fled. Not
step has been taken to enforce justice
men haven't even dared to whisper
"murder" orjillowthat anyone was sus
pected. We may presume that the con
viction and sentence of the outlaws
bnt the earnest of thorough work that
will close the disgraceful record.
Consumption of Forests.
The New York World says one-half of
the surplus hard woods of the country
is to be found in Western Virginia.
How loner these will last is a doubtful
Question. Taking the one item of rail
road ties, and we find that the country
requires for its annual supply 94,530,000
cubic feet equal to 738,515 cords of solid
I timber, to secure which at least 2,000,000
cords of standing timber have to be cur
down. The average product per acre
the forests of Virginia is given by M. F.
Maury at from 40 to 50 cords per acre,
so that, taking the maximum yield, out
railroad ties alone destroy annually 40,
000 acres of woodland. - The annual con
sumption of the country for fuel is esti
mated at over 50,000,000 cords of wood;
of which three-nf ths may be assumed
be good standing timfcer cut expressly
for fuel. This gives an annual clearing
of 600,000 acres. The iron foundries
consumed in 1870 635,000 tons of char
coal, and a furnace that makes six
seven tons of iron a day will use up 200
acres of woodland in a year. The annual
product of charcoal-iron is now about
200,000 tons, using up 5,000 acres a year.
The pine lands of Michigan, the best
the country, yield 10,000 feet to the acre,
board measure. The annual consump
tion of the country in manufactured
lumber is 20,000,000,000 feet represent
ing an annual clearing of 2,000,000 acres.
The fencing of the country required 25,
000,000 acres to be cleared in order
make it, and the annual repairs to feno-ins-
destroy 2.500.000 acra3 of forest.
Qir shipping tonnage represents 80,000
(mill of oak forest destroyed, and de
mands for repairs 4,000 acres a year. TJia
hard and turned rowinfafiireni
he country use np an annual average of
300,000 acres of timber. Taking all these
items together, we have an aggregated
annual consumption of 5,500,000 acres
of forest As our total forest-lands
amount to 380,000,000, they will last at
this rate only seventy years. A certain
percentage of forest destroyed is allowed
to renew itself, and, as in seventy years
a pine woods can be cut over twice, this
renewal amounts to a very considerable
figure, bnt it is scarcely sufficient to offset
the increasing demand for timber for
every purpose to keep pace with in
creasing population and exigent indus
tries in tne same period. In other words,
with onr present growth of population,
seventy years marks the maximum period
that our forests may be expected to hold
Frightful Fall and Miraculous Escape
of an Aeronaut.
Rock port (Ind.) correspondence of the
Cincinnati Commercial: "A terrible
accident occurred at the McLean county
(Ky.) fair on Thursday last, the particu
lars of which have just been received
here by parties witnessing the occur
rence. One Lj. D. Atchison, who has
been making balloon ascensions at the
fairs of several counties in this vicinity,
was engaged to make a dsily ascension
at Calhoun, Ky., and on Thursday, while
preparing to ascend, it was noticed that
the balloon was very frail, the cotton of
which it was made being badly damaged
by the smoke and hot air used to inflate
it In opposition to the warnings of the
spectators the ascent was made, and
while at a height variously estimated at
between 500 and 1,000 feet the charred
canvas took fire, the balloon collapsed,
and Atchison commenced the descent at
a fearful rate of velocity. When he first
noticed the fire he made an effort to
swing the balloon so as to fall among a
clump of trees near the fair grounds,
and partially succeeded. He struck the
limb of a gum tree in his descent, break
ing off the limb, which arrested his
ipeed and fell with him to the ground.
wjb.u BUimtatui'B, buuic of wlium mm
so horror-stricken they could not follow
his descent, saw him as he came down
and disappeared behind the fence inclos
ing the ground. The people made a
rush for the spot and so great was the
rush that a large portion of the fence was
broken down. Atchison was found lying
insensible under the slowly-burning
canvas of the balloon, ard the heavy
limb of the tree lying across his pros
trate body, which apparently struck the
earth with such force as to make a deep
indentation. He was taken up and con
veyed to a hotel, where it was ascer
tained that his left thigh bone was badly
fractured, but no other bones were
found to bo broken. He recovered con
sciousness in a short time, and told those
around him that when he discovered the
fire in the balloon he resigned himself
to death, but made the effort to guide
the balloon to the timber as a sort of
forlorn hope. He retained his presence
of mind until he struck the tree, when
the blow stunned him, and he lost con
sciousness. The physicians think he
will be able to get about in a few weeks,
no internal injuries having been discov
ered, but the external bruises are fear
ful, under all of which the poor young
man, who is only about twenty-three
years old, bears np with great cheerfulness."
The Hotel of the Future.
In the hotel of the future, if we can
not change all our carpets at the " spring
cleaning," and change them back again
at the "fall cleaning;" if we cannot
afford double suits of furniture for every
room which may well be the case until
the latter part of tne millennium we
shall yet look to it that each room is
furnished with some light, agreeable,
easily movable and wholly restful furni
ture, which shall seem to be cool even
when the heavens are brass above our
heads and the earth is dust beneath our
feet In the hotel of the future, each
room shall have one graceful, simple
lounge which may be lightly lifted
and which shall not be too fine to give
rest for tired feet without fear of perpe
trating vandalism. Why should one dis
semble ? That is what you go to a hotel
for to put your feet in a chair when you
come in tired. Foreigners and our own
home-folk also are never weary carica
turing the American habit of holding the
feet higher than the head. It ui very
bad manners, but it is very good physi
ology. The highest medical authority
declares that a horizontal position of the
body is most conducive to a restoration
of disturbed equilibrium and to a health
ful circulation. Bnt there are some en
terDrisinir snirits amone ns who do not
need science to tell them what rests them
when they are tired, and, carrying the
. . . i . t
principle oi seu-preservaiion iou lar,
thev have Dostured themselves too reck
lessly, and thrust their uplifted feet
through all the laws of deference and
courtesy. Let them be Anathema. But
shall I not take mine ease in mine inn ?
Gail Hamilton, in Scribner for November.
A Determined Suicide.
A disriatch from New Havon, Ct.
savs : " One of the most deliberate and
horrible, suicides occurred in Ansonia on
last evening. John McKay, 45 years
old. on going Ito the miuVI of Ballard &
. . , . , T , a? 1 3
Hons, found uiat ne naa Deen aiscuari
from employment He went to his
boarding-house, paid his bills, took his
clothing and went out in a despondent
mood. He spent some $30 during the
dav. and was ejected from two saloons.
At dusk he went down to the railroad
track, ascertained that a train would soon
nun tnnV nff his coat and lav down on
the track. Two ooys toid mm w get
np, and he mechanically obeyed, but
after waiting a moment started and ran
rapidly down the track over the timber
of a bridge, until he was where no one
could interfere with him. He waited here
until the train, whose headlight shone
brightly not far away, should pass, then
he knelt down, put his head deliberately
across the rail, and threw his coat over
his head. Before any one could reacn
him the train had passed and left a
auiverine corpse behind. His head was
very nearly severed irom ms uouy.
Six Persons Drowned.
A fearful accident occurred at St
Louis last week, whereby two men,
three women, and one little boy, three
years of age, were drowned. It appears
that Perry Glover, Little Smith, James
Gordon, Bet tie Slaughter, Samuel d sou
son. Louisa Jackson and her little child,
all colored, went to a private ferryman
in South ot Louis and asked to De
rowed over the river. They were placed
in a skiff, the occupants numbering eight
altogether, and started across tne river,
When about half way across the river!
the frail boat sprung a leak. The ferry
man attempted to gain shore, and would
doubtless have succeeded had nt the
passengers been, seized wtyl. a panic,
ennfiizina the skiff aud precinitatine all
Info the river, "feix out of tne ww
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HICKORY DICKORY DOCK.
A tiny quadruped essayed
a dizzy height to climb.
Where mystic symbols, circling round,
Marked out the oonrae of time.
The height is gained, the goal attained,
When, mark his trembling fears !
A loud report a horrid din
Assails his shuddering ears I
At once he deems his hour baa come ;
He sees in visions rise
Each stolen cake, each purloined crumb
Like ghosts before his eyes.
With guilty speed, -with beating heart.
Down from that height he tore.
Bought oat the earth's remotest depths.
And ne'er was hrard of more.
Wit and Humor.
' Alive and kicking Boys at football.
How to get a good nnp Buy a $10
A good town for milkmen Water
town. What is the greatest stand ever made
for civilization ? The inkstand.
Merchants you should never let
Your advertising rest ;
Tour big white hands were never made
To hang into your vest.
" Thb hardest trial of my life," said
good old Deacon Panes, " was to shed
tears at the news that my wife's uncle
had died and left her $60,000."
A handsome youth being questioned
by a rather stylish lady as to his occupa
tion, replied tnat ne was an -aujuBior
of movable alphabets." He was simply
"Sai!" said the city youth to tho
modest countryman, " got the hay-seed
ont o' your hair yet?" " Wall," was the
deliberate reply, "I jedge not from the
way the calves run arter me."
" John Hbhbt," said his wife, with
stony severity, "I saw you coming out
of a saloon this afternoon." "Well,
madam," replied the obdurate John,
" you wouldn't have me stay in there,
would you V Detroit Free Press.
" Fran cane you've got," said Crab-
apple to HbawnevDanm. " ies, sir,
Gliaimwylxwm'y - I brought it from
Hengland." " What kind of wood is
it?" said Crabapple. "Well, sir, it
looks like 'azel or 'ickory, or you might
take it for a helm or a hoak; but, hafter
hall, it's honly a hash."j
Snifkins staked his all on the result of
a game of euchre the other night and
lost Throwing down the cards peevishly
he broke forth in the following pathetdo
strain: " "Twas ever thus in childhood's
hour, I've seen my fondest hopes take
flight, and every time I played the left
bower, some one took it with the right"
The other day an engineer on tho
Central road had to stop his train near
the Junction and pull a drunken man
from the track, the fellow having laid
down and fallen asleep. "You fool
you I" shouted the engineer, " suppose
you had been run over by the train !"
" Ton (hie) fool you !" stammered the
inebriate, " s'posein I'd (hio) run over
your blamed old (hie), cars !" Detroit
Free Press. ' . ,
Wmis a house painter fell from a
building on Cass avenue and broke his
leg his companions wanted to carry him
to a doctor's office on a shutter. There
were three men there, and they called
for a fourth, who was passing, to come
and help. "Who is he!" asked the
man, as he came np. "A painter," they
replied. The man turned and walked out
of sight at his best speed. He would .
have been settled in his new house a
month ago but for the procrastination of
painters. Detroit Free Press.
" What keeps Mr. N from kirk,
James?" said a worthy minister. "I
hope it's not Methodism." "No," re
sponded the verger; "it's something
worse than Methodism. " " What then ?
Is it Calvinism ?" " Worse, your rever-
worse !" " Surely. James, it is
not Deism ?" " Much worse, an' it please
your reverence, than even that" "Good
I 1,1 " 1 i.1 L .J .5 nnoinv
neavensi hhiu luu ueiuuiiucu aoowi,
" can it be Atheism which deprives us of
the best churchwarden that ever shook a
box?" "Truly," responded pions
James, " 'tis a much more serious mat
ter; it is rheumatism !" .
a ozmuux aacrpa vox a hodebm novel.
SUr in a f od to make ns laugh !
Two heavy villains and a half ;
A heroine with sheeny hair,
And half a dozen beaux to spare;
A niyBtery upon the shore ;
Seme bloody foot-prints on a floor ;
A shrewd detective chap, who mates
Those f oot-printo with the hero's eights.
And makes it squally for that gent
Till be la proven innocent ;
A brown stone front ; a dingle dell ;
Spice it with scandal ; stir it well ;
Serve it un hot and the book will Bell.
Scribner or Sovember.
The Progress of Fish Culture.
The establishment of the United States
Fish Commission, under the direction
of Mr. Livingstone, on the Mculoud
river, in California, for securing the eggs
of the California salmon, forintroduc- .
tion into Eastern waters, ard which has
just been closed for the seas n, has been
highly successful inits object, no less than
9,000,000 eggs having been obtained.
The greater part Of tnese nave aireauy
been shipped to the Fish Commissioners
of the various States to be by them
hatched and planted in appropriate
waters. Due provision has been made
for a supply to the waters of every State.
liarge numbers nave Deen sent, ro xexaa
to be hatched under the direction of the
Commission. Several millions of salmon
eggs are now hatching out in the waters
of the McCloud river for the increase of
the supply in the Sacramento. Part of
the expense of this latter work is borne
by Gov. Stanford and other citizens of
Ijauxornia. uperuuuiia u wuudvkwh
with the taking of the eggs of the sea
salmon and of the land-locked salmon of
Maine have also begun undes direction of
Charles G. Atkins. .
In 1866 Bnssia had 100 foundries and
machine shops, only fifty-two of which
were provided with steam. At tne pres
ent time there are 362 of these establish
ments. 79 of which are exclusively oc
cupied with the manufacture of agricul
tural implements, duuibxics are wj uauu
concerning 179 shops only; these em
ploy 46,528 workmen. In 1868 there
were in locomotives matte m xu-ui. ,
last year the number was 768. A large
number of English workmen are em
ployed in Russia engineering shops, bnt
they complain of being treated as nat
uralized Hussian subjects tnat is to Bay,
their personal rights and liberties are
but little respected.
A TiTTrijS 6-vesr-old cirl went into a
store where her father was lounging, and
slyly approaching nun said: "i'apa,
won't you buy me a new dress '" "What!
buy yon a pew dress, Susy " "Yos,
papa won't yon?" "Well, I'll see. I'll
speak to your mother about it." Elon
gation to an alarming extent rapidly dis
tinguished that little countenance', bnt a
thought suddenly struck hfr; and with a
smile she looked up Wto her father's face
and said: " Well, papa, if you do speak
to mamma about it, do it ifry, or eha
may want a ne ff drees herself,'