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AS BOBELErETER, Proprietor.
A Nebraska man asks people to believe
that his dog deliberately walked in front
of a railroad train, laid ita head on the rail.
and was killed, because of sorrow for the
death of a child for whom it had shown
a strong attachment.
Warden Craig, cf the Iowa Fort Madi
son Penitentiary, got in his work for
the snug little sum of $200 000, that i*
known of, and the State is so much the
loser. He ought to be named the Iowa
The way in which Major Bernard en
couraged his men to charge upon the hos
tile Bannocksby threatening to shoot
them if they ran awayrecalls a recent
incident in China. A Chinese General
was sent with an army against a force of
insurgents who had repeatedly vanquish
ed the imperial troops. When his forces
went into battle, tee General, a man of
ferocious aspect and gigantic stature, sta
tioned himself in the rear with a big
club. He knocked down fugitive after
fugitive, and swung his club with such
effect that his frightened soldiers conclud
ed that they would be safer in the front,
and made a headlong and successful
charge upon the enemy. In the Amer
ican army, the Chinese method of encour
aging soldiers is a novelty.
Col. Forney in one of his late letters
from Paris makes the following compari
son between the habits of the populace
in London and the French capital:
"On the subject of dissipation, there is a
wide distinction between tne working
classes of London and Paris. In London
the gin shop is the resort of men, women
and children. There are no such dens in
Pans. I went out a few days ago to eat
some American waffles at a little French
cale. It was in a crowded French quarter,
where the work people lived an^ labored,
and both the cafe and customers were as
clean an orderly as if they had been on
the Boulevard Italien. The streets, and
the gardens are the resorts of the Paris
.poor in good, and the cafes never, even
in bad weather and I noticed when I sat
in the little restaurant I refer to, that those
who came to buy refreshments always
took light wines, and that there were no
women patrons at the bar.
In 1833 Stevens T. Mason wa^ Governo
of Michigan. His beautilul and accom
plished sister, Emily, presided over his
'household. During this time Gen. Cass'
only son.Lewis Cass, Jr was a student at
West Point, and during his vacations was
much in the society of Miss Mason. He
was smitten by her beauty and accom
.plisments but never summoned the cour
age to propose. Her fattier died suddenly
and she returned to her home in Virginia.
During the war of the rebillion most of
her property was lost, and after the war
she took up her abode in Paris. Many
years before this Major Cass had estab
lished himself in the French capital.
The two met, and the concealed patsion
of former ypars was rekindled and the
Major proposed, but she said she had re
solved never to marry. He asked her to
do him the honoi of granting him her
friendship. Then until his death, she
was his companion in that friendship in
which the French in the decline ol life
know so well how to associate, and he
dying suddenly, she closed his eyes and
cok charge of his i emams. He bequethed
his will $6\000 to Miss Mason, and
made her the joint executrix of the testa
The colossal fortune ot the late A T.
Stewait, it is alleged is *ast melting
awayi This is owing to the lack ot
sense and bad management of Judge
Hilton who was rendered top-heavy by
Stewart's bequest of a million of dollars,
and by being assigned to the position of
head manager of the great establishment.
He needlessly and foolishly, with pomp
ous superciliousness insulted the Jews at
Saratoga, causing the entire Hebrew race
in this country to withdraw their large
and very valuable patronage from the
wholesale establishment. And now, on
assigning a reason for closing the vaunt
ted "Woman's Hotel," he grossly offers
an insult to universal womanhood, and
the high spirited ladies of New York,
and the cotfntrv are withdrawing their
custom from the great retail store. The
Park Hotel (formerly the W man's Ho
stel) is now losing from three to four hun
-dred dollars a day, and will soon have to
be closed, as it will be a less loss to let
it. stand yacant. The retail establish
ment is running down and it is now said
ithe large building will before long be
.divided Up by partitions and rented as
separate stores. Evidently the signs of
the times indicate a breaking up of the
grand establishment, and the general and
rapid depletion' of the great estate.
Two incendiary fires occurred in St.
ul, Minn., on the night of July 6th.
An incendiarv fire in Minneapolis,
Minn., on the 6th inst., destroyed a tenement
George Fulser treasurer of Stark county,
has absconded, defaulting to the amount of
An incendiary fire July 3d destroyed a
large portion of the town of Boggs, Butte
cuonty, California.
Robert Carter, an American merchant
in Paris, whose body was found in the Seine
last week, committed suicide in consequence
of ill health.
M. Davis, postmaster at Cody, Wis., is
under arrest for using some 4,600 three cent
postage stamps to pay personal debts to a
firm in St. Paul, Minn.
A man was arrested at Madison Wis.
some time ago, believed to be Frank Conway
of Elysian, Minn., for passing counterfeit
money. He has just served a term in Still
water prison.
George Fessler, the thieving treasurer
of Stark, Ohio, reached Carton,the county seat
July 5th, under arrest. He had in his posses
sion over $26,000 of the stolen money. Fessler
is completely broke down, and very weak.
Wuliam J. Abrams, who was convicted
with the notorious Mrs. Clem, for the murder
of Jacob Young and wife in 1867, and who has
been in the Indiana State prison serving out
a life sentence, has been pardoned by the
An attempt was made at Sweetsburg,
Quebec, on the evenine of July 3d to assassi-,
nate Edward H. Goff, president of the Boston
Montreal & Portland rail road. He was
fired upon through the window of his library
but was uninjured.
A fisticuff resulting in black eyes and
bloody noses occurred between two members
of the reportorial force of the Pekin, HI. Press.
The court fined the assailant $3.00 and cost,
and then fined the assailed $3.00 and cost
because he did not batter the facial territory
of the assailant worse, as he deserved it.
A righteous judge.
Two small fires occurred in Milwaukee
on Tuesday, the 9th inst.
The main building of the county in
firmary at Columbus, O., was burned. All of
the 260 inmates escaped.
Rev August J. McConomy 15 years
chancellor of the deocese of Philadephia died
in that citj Sunday afternoon, July 7th.
The residence of the late J. W. Ed
munds, Newton Center, Mass., was destroyed
by Are July 6th. Loss $35,000, fully insured
At Memphis, Tenn., on the evening
of July 4th, Major Will O.Woodson, agent of
the associated press was run over by a street
railway car and was so injured that he died
soon after
David Trumbull and Charles M. Cain
were both drowned in New London, Conn.,
harbor, in attempting to rescue a child from
drowning. The child was saved by other
The Galveston News special from Queen
CMy, Texas, gives an account of a saw mill
boiler explosion by which three men were
killed and another wounded. The killed men
were thrown thirty feet away.
A Buffalo, N Y. dispatch of June 27th
gives the account of a collision between two
vessels the St. Andrews and Peshtigo. Both
vessels sank in nine minutes, in water 120 feet
deep. Both crews were saved by the small
The Queen of Spain died Wednesday,
June 26.
The celebrated Dr. James C. Ayer, died
at Winchendon, Mass., July 3d.
Associate Justice Miller is recoveiing
from his recent dangerous illness.
Giles W. Hatchkiss, ex-member of con
gress, died at Binghampton, N. ST., July 5th.
Georga S. Appleton, ot the New York
publishing house of D. Appletoa & Co. died
of paralysis of the brain, the 8th inst.
John A. McDowell has been appointed
superintendent of construction of the Chicago
custom house. is a brother of Gen. Mc
Dowel l.
The Governor of Illinois has appointed
David J. Baker of Cario, to fill the \acancy on
the Supreme Court bench, caused by the
death of Judge Breesc.
Augustus M., Jackson editor of the
Ledqer-JStandard, at New Albany, Ind., died
on the 6th inst., aged 57 years. He had been
an editor 38 years, and had conducted the
Ledger-Standard 20 years.
Clarkson N. Potter, chairman of the in
vestigating committee, has written in reply
to Secretary Sherman's letter, conditionally
promising to admit before the committee the
witnesses desired by Secietarv Sherman.
The Democrats of Ohio had their State
convention Wednesday, June 26th. The
platform reaffirms their former principles
approved of the Potter committee investigate,
but declares the decision of the electoral
commission affirming the title of Hayes to the
Presidency a finality.
A Luxemburg dispatch of July 5th savs,
a duel with swords was fought July 4th on the
frontier between Jcrres Cacedo, minister to
Belgium from Sau Salvador, and Medina min
ister from Guatemala, resulting in the slight
wounding'in the shoulder of the San Salve
doran representative.
Representative Springer says the Pot
ter committee will not require more than
two weeks to conclude the examination at
Washington, when the work will be transfer,
red to New Orleans. All the papers will be
bent there. SenatorKellogg will testify at
Washington, and there are several more
witnesses in the Florida case.
In Montreal, the Citizens Mutual Build
ing Society has gone into,liquidation.
In Bethlehem, New ,York, Hon. G.
Sinclair has failed. Liabilities $10,000 assets
The firm of Scott & Co Canal streot
New York, have assigned. Liabilities $225,-
000 nominal assets $247,000 real assets $140,-
Thirty-two officers of the regular army
have been placed on the retired list, by rea
son of age, and disabilities.
Last week a Montreal firm exported
from that city by European steamers 10,000
boxes of cheese from Chicago, Wisconsin, and
The Americans at Geneva, Switzerland,
had a dinner and ball July 4th. A party from
Chamaunhr hoisted the American flag on the
summit ofMuont|Blanc.
The London Times of July 9th says:
The expectation that money will be cheap,
tends to induce brisk speculations to come
forward, and the upward movement may be
renewed. Many new loans are talked about.
The IT. S. Navy Department, notwith
standing the eight hour law, offer to me
chanics who elect to work ten hours a propo
tionate increase of pay. Attorney Gen
eral Devens says this is h* accordance with
the law.
A Constantinople talegram of July 5th
says,the British consuler agent has just re
turned from his mission to inquire as to the
means necessary for relieving 27,000 destitute
refugees in the Rudephe mountains. He re
ports that influential Turks in that district
have offered to enlist, if required, 30,000 men
for the English service.
W- H. Vanderbilt has obtained control
of the Michigan Central railroad. The offi
cers of the road-now are: President, W.
Vanderbilt (Treasurer, Cornelius Vanderbilt,
(son of the President) Secretary, E. D. Wor
cester executive committee, W. H. Vander
bilt, Augustus Sched, Cornelius Vanderbilt,
Samuel F. Boryer.
Receipts from customs and internal
revenue for the first eight days of July, 1878,
as compared with the same period for 1877
show the following satisfactory increase: Cus
toms for 1878, $21,258,68 for 1877, $16,939,89.
Internal revenue for 1878, $25,485,08 for 1877,
The proposal to have a railroad track
across the new Fort Snelling bridge, is found
to be inpracticable. With a railroad track the
bridge would cost $181,000. A wagon road
bridge only will be constructed. The bridge
commission have sent a special agent to West
Point and Washington with plans to get the
approval of Gen. Terry and the Secretary of
War, so as to advertise for proposals, and get
the bridge under way as soon as possible.
A positive order has been received from
the secretary of war directing the removal of
the army headquarters from St. Paul to Fort
Snelling by July 1st. At all events, said the
order, no rent will be paid by the government
after that date. This order is issued under the
law requiring army headquaiters to be at mil
itary posts, and it embraces Gen. Hancock's
department of the Atlantic, and removes him
from New York city to Governor's island in
the harbor. Louisville headquaiters go to
Newport barracks, Omaha,to Omaha barracks,
A Poitland dispatch says it is the be
lief of old residents in Eastern Oregon that
all the Indians in that section are disaffected,
and that they will be ready on slight provo
cation to take up arms against the whites.
Even the Warm Spring Indians, who have
heretofore been strong friends of the govern
ment, and who have on several occasions
rendered efficient service against the murder
ous tribes of their own race, refuse to join
their forces against the Bannocks, and it is
thought that a large party of them will join
the hostilcs. It begins to look as if the Indi
ans intend to do their worst this summer.
Investigating the Klection r 1876
Under the Potter ResolutionJamrs E
Anderson and. Secretary Sherman on
the Stand.
WEDNESDAY, July 3 Emile L. Weber
testified before the Potter committee that in
conversation i\ ith Senator Sheiman witness
was assured that if his brother should stand
by the President he would be protected. Two
or three days after his brother showed him
the Sheiman letter, and told him Sherman
gave it to him. Witness had the Sherman let
ter in his hand. It was written on double
sheet note paper. Witness said it was ai rang
ed before election by Kellogg, Thomas C. An
derson and Packard to secure affidavits of in
timidation in the parishes of East and West
Feliciana for the purpose of throwing out
those parishes. Witness testified farther as
to the examination of the Sherman letter, and
its destruction about the action of Mrs.
Jenks, Mrs Dan Weber and her brother
about Eliza Pinkston, snd other matters, aver
ring that Mis Jenks had told Mrs. Weber the
Sherman letter was worth a thousand dollars,
and said she would pay her a good prifee for
it. Mrs. Jenks did not intimate to Miw Web
er that she had any thing to do with the au
thorship of the letter, but always spoke of it
as a letter written by John Sherman, assur
ing Weber and Anderson positions in the ad
ministration. Witness produced letteisfrom
several parties, and his further examination
was postponed, and he was ordeied to appear
befoiethe sub-committee at JSew Orleans.
The committee adjourned to July 10th.
MONDAY, Jujy 8.The Potter sub-com
mittee had a session at New Orleans, Mon
day July 8 th and witnesses were examined.
But nothing of importance was elicited, ex
cepting: to bring outtin bolder relief the
crookedness of Louisiana political action. It
was shown that in 1872 indictments had been
found against Thomas H. Jenks for embezzle
ment, and had been nollied, and the records
do not show that any warrant had been issued
for Jenks, and he may not have known of the
indictment. No evidence of an indictment
against T. B. Jenks was found.
A Important Aid for Farmers.
1"-%-/*1 [Stillwater Lumberman.]
Happening in at the office of Seymour,
Sabin, Co., Wednesday morning, our at
tention was called to the number of orders
received by mail that morning, for Min
nesota Chief Threshers. Single orders came
for ten machines there were two for two
each. The entire number of machines
ordered amounted to thirty, and the orders
were all from Minnesota and Iowa, except
two. This led to inquiries as to the busi
ness of the firm, and we gathered some facts
that may be of interest to our readers.
On the day before our call there had been
shipped 15 machines, and the entire number
shipped this season, up to that hour, had
been 424, while 8 more were then ready for
the cars, making the season's shipments, up
to Wednesday night, 432. The number of
sales this season has been something over
600 machines, about 175 orders remaining
yet to be filled. No business day of late has
brought orders for less than 15 machines,
and the selling season has just fairly open
ed. The prospect now is that three, and per
haps four machines will be wanted by
agents for every one that can possibly be
supplied, f**
The letter files of the firm give conclusive
evidence that the Minnesota Chief sells on
on its merits to a remarkable degree. In
places where single machines are once in
operation, there is at once a demand for
more. In sections where the Minnesota
Chief is introduced, agents almost invariably
report that the representatives of other
threshing machine firms are cutting down
on prices, and still the Chief sells steadily
and much more rapidly than it can be sup
plied. The Stillwater firm is now building
more thieshers than any other house in the
country save one.
Sales are rapid in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan,
Kentucky, Texas, and Kansas. In the last
State it is believed that the number of the
Minnesota Chiefs sold is more than double
the number of sales of any other thresher,
and if all orders could be filled the sale of
the Chief would be greater than the sales of
all other machines, introduced in the State,
combined. The Minnesota Chief is already
an established favorite with farmers who
have seen it in Oregon, and the foundation
of a large business has been laid there.
Proposals have been made to the firm, by
a New York house, looking to the introduc
tion of the Minnesota Chief in New Zealand
and Australia, and arrangements for the first
shipment will probably be closed ere this
article reaches the eye of the reader. Busi
ness with those distant markets will be done
entirely on a cash basis. Reports from
Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, and all winter
wheat regions where the thresher is now in
operation, indicate that the demand another
year will be far in excess of the demand the
present season, and the shrewdest may well
hesitate before fixing a limit for the futme
growth of the business of manufacturing the
Minnesota Chief.
The record of the past few years shows
conclusively how satisfactory the Chief has
proved in operation. In 1875 there were
manufactured 5 machines. The next year
125 were made. In 1877 the number reach
ed 312. It was intended to double that
number this year, but the pressure of de
mand will compell the firm to do much more
than that, and even then a majority of ap
plicants will be obliged to wait. The firm
will, however, fill all orders that it con
tiacts to fill, and all twho are promised
threshers by responsible representatives of
the concern will get them. The growth of
business based on the merit of the thresher
has been fostered by such judicious manage
ment as insures the future.
Budget ol J- oreigii ews.
BEBLIN, July 7.Gortschakoff declared,
at the opening of Saturday's sitting of the
congress, that the czar, as proof of his desire
to satisfy all legitimate interests, had re
solved to make Batoum a free port. Lord
Beaconsfield announced that England could
not but be satisfied with England's reassur
ing resolve.
Lord Salisbury warmly advocated the
claims of the Lagis to be protected from an
nexation. Private negotiations are now
proceeding on this subject, Russia objecting
to have a warlike independent people in the
immediate neighborhood of her new posses
There are also some slight difficulties in
regard to the dismantlement of the fortifica
tions. Eussia claiming that some of them
aie natural features of the ground.
Dr. Nobeling is sufficiently recovered to be
several times examined. It is still doubtful
whether he will survive his injuries. He
says he plotted the crime alone, but
communicated bis intentions to some ac
quaintances who did not oppose it. His
present statement is believed.
LONDON, July 8. A dispatch from Calcut
ta reports that 4,700 houses have been de
stroyed by fire in Mandaloy.
LONDON, July 7.It is declared in Russian
circles that the prospect of Count Schouva
loff succeeding Prince Gortschakoff depends
upon the count's ability to ingratiate a
policy aiming at an English alliance.
VIENNA, July 7.The occupation of Bosnia
and Herzegovina has been postponed till
August to give time for the restoration of
railways and for the organization of trie fu
tuie administration of the provinces.
BERLIN, July 7.It has been decided to
grant autonomy to western Ronmeha, Ep
pirus, Thessaly and Crete to be secured by
Emopean control.
BELGRADE July 7.Prince Milan, opening
the session of the Skaeptschila, declared he
was satisfied with the decision of the Berlin
congress relative to Servia.
BERLIN, July 7The National Gazette
says it has been informed that the Austrian
police have discovered circumstances leading
to the belief that Nobeling's attempt on the
Emperor's life was connected with the in
trigues of Russian Socialists.
Austria receives one side of the bay of
Antivari and Montenegro Nicsic. The pow
ers will insist on the rectification of the
Greek frontier by Turkey. Considerable
progress has been made in the commission
to-day on the Batoum question. A complete
settlement has not yet been reached, but it is
expected that it will be in to-morrow's sit
ting, which precedes the meeting of the COn-
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 7.The British
channel squadron has appealed off Cypress.
This has revived the rumor concerning the
purchase of the island by England. Minis
ter Layard is reticent on the subject. The
Porte, however, declares no contract in re
gard to the island has been concluded.
Crime- and Casualties.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.3 &**
NEW YORK, July 7.-Ben. Noyes, president
of the fraudulentNew Jersey Life Insurance
company, was sentenced at Newark, yester
day, to eighteen months' imprisonment at
hard labor. His counsel pleaded eloquently
for mitigation of the sentence. Mr. Robi
son, thinking, perhaps, of his past*official
career, remarked with emotion: "We are all
of us mortal, and are liable to fall as has the
[To the Western Associated Press.]
OMAHA, Neb., July 7.Charles W. Sher
man was arrested near this ci last night on
an abortion charge. The young woman im
plicated is a daughter of the wealthiest man
in Racine, Wis., and she was written up in
the Chicago Times seveial weeks ago as the
"Veiled Lady."
CINCINNATI, July J.James Gilmore, an
employe of the United States express com
pany, is missing with some $15,000 in
money packages. The robbery was com
mitted on the 4th, and the plunder con-isted
of packages for local delivery, that were con
tained in a tin box, in one of the company's
safes, of which Gilmore was custodian. The
supposition is that the package was xemoved
by him in the afternoon of that da\. and that
he left town on the early train, Friday morn
ing, with the booty. Detectives and* officers'
of the company have been quietly woiking
at the case, but as yet have failed to find'
EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 7.John Scant
lhi, a tinner, was brutally murdered by i
hotel keeper named Albert Fisher, who beal
him frightfully with a beer mallet, Thursdaj
morning. Scanthn. after the beating, did
appeared and was found in twenty foul
hours afterwards, in an obscure room, nearlj
dead, and was taken to St- Mary's hospital
where he died this morning. Considerable
excitement prevails in town over the affair,
CINCINNATI, July 7.The Gazette Libert?
Ind.. special, reports the burning at 2 A.
of Rude Bros, agricultural works. Loj
$20,000, insurance $1,000 each, in Kentoi
Ky., Firemans' & Coopers', Dayton MutuJ
Marine, and Fire, New Jersey Royal, Livq
pool: Phcenix, Brooklyn, and British Ame
ican & Fire association, Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, July 7.Prosecutor 'Jen
kins, of Camden, says the case of Hunter,
convicted of the murder of Armstrong, will
not be brought into court until November,
when the session of the court of error and
appeals will be held at Trenton. Counsel for
the defense claims to have found a witness
who claims that she saw Hunter at the cor
ner of Broad and Oxford streets at 7 o'clock
on the night of the murder.
BUFFALO, N. Y., July 7.The Crocker it
tilizer works burned to-day. Loss, $10(J
000: insurance $80,000.
I ill
How a Turk's House is Divided-
A. Turkish house is divided into thvo
paitsthe selamlik for the men, the
haremlik for the women and the latter
has as many separate suites of apartments
as there are ladies. A Turk who has but
one wife may require a large haremlik if
his mother and lister live with him, for
each of these ladies must have her pri
vate setof rooms and servants for her sepa
rate use. There must be no crowding anr
no mixing of domestics in a well ordeie*
establishment so that if there be foui
wives they need never see one anothe
unless they please. The first wife is cat lea
the hanun, and takes precedence over tht
others all her life. She has a light to
the best looms and to a fixed share of
her husband's income, which he must not
I educe to ministei to the caprice of his
youngei spouses. As these points have
generally been settled through the ulemas
or priests before the -yedding, a hanun's
Jointure is as safe as that of a French
anotary. who has had a contract drawn up
During the last twenty years monog
amy has become more and more the
rule a nong Turks of the highest class,
and even among those who have two or
three wives, the hanun has gradually
come to be regarded as having the same
rank as the wife in an English or Ameri
can house. She visits and entertains the
hanuns of other gentlemen, but keeps
aloof from wives of the second and other
degrees. These are not equals in her
sight, being generally ladies of a lower
social status. Who have not brought any
aowry to their husband. Time was when
a pasha woula take four wives of an
equal degree, all being uaughters of the
other pashas or of the Sultan and all
richly portioned, but manners have alter
ed in this respect at all events, in the
European part of Turkey. It must not
be supposed however, that a hamu
cherishes any such jealous hatred of he
fellow-wives as is felt by a wife who sec
her husband flirt with strange women
She is content with the largest share
her husband's respect, without demand
ing his exclusive devotion.
BITION.Every American visiting ou
Section will conceive a legitimate prid*
at the well-merited praise which he wil
hear from the great European musical
critics who constantly swarm arounc
Messrs. Mason & Hamlin's Cabinet Or
gans, and openly acknowledge that noth
ng in Europe can be compared with the
Exhaust Bellows and Separate Vibrators
pecular to American Organs, as especial
ly perfected in the Mason & Ham'lin in
struments.Paris (JBranctygysftegiste*
June 1,1878 jyl

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