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DEL T. SUTTON, PUBLISHER. BROCK WAY CENTER MICH GENERAL. NOTES. The report which cornea from South America that the latest peace negotiations between Chill and Peru have been broken off can easily be be lieved. Chili is said not to have abated a single point In her demands. Peruvians seem to think they might as well go on aud fight to a more bitter end as to accept a peace that they are now. There Is reason to believe that many Chilians are growing Impatient of the burdens of taxation which the continuance of the war Imposes, and will not approve any further attempts of the little life left in their unfortunate neighbor. Mr. Frank James has written a let ter to the Governor of Missouri in which he solemnly asserts that he Is not as bad as he has been painted. Con ceding that Mr. James tells the truth, and throwing off 50 per cent, of the sable pigments that have been employ ed In delineating his moral features, the fact remains that a riper man for the gallows has not been grown in the west in this generation. Mr. James has surrendered himself to justice, at the same time expressing the hope that he will be leniently dealt with. The surrender was doubtless due in large measure to the circumstance that his eminent brother, Mr. Jesse James, not long ago was awarded the testimonial of popular appreciation which a well aimed shot-gun grants. Frank did not know the day when he might be simi larly complimented, and not being par tial to having his brains carefully blown out he presents himself before the Governor as a reformed man, not to say a reformer. Whether he is willing to give bonds that in case he is par doned he will abstain from lecturing is not stated. A correspondent of the Louisville Courier Journal tells the following story about Senator Beck, who is now traveling in the Great Northwest: In his journeyiugs about Wyoming and Montana the Senator found many Ken tuckians. On one occasion, he says, he met a man whose appearance had some thing familiar about it. He was driv ng a wagon, and af t6r a little cgnver ation he offered to give the Senator's party a haunch of venison. The Sen ator asked him where he was from. He said, "I came here from Evansville, Ind., but I made my home at Owens- boro, across the river." Senator Beck says he thought at first that the man belonged "across the river." The Ken tuckian then asked him what his name was. He told him James B. Beck. "Oh," said the Owensboro man, "there was a fellow named Beck who got into congress a good many times, and some body told me he had got to be senator. They say he is a mighty good sort of a fellow and a fine man. Are you the man ? Senator Beck had to acquiesce in the supposition. The Chinese preserve a tradition that on a certain night centuries ago one of the three souls of a renowned Mongolian visited the moon and found the inhabitants diverting themselves with theatrical performances. Upon its return to earth it established the terrestrial theatre, an event which is still celebrated on September 25, the fifteenth day of the Chinese eight month, with various singular cere monies called "Congratulating the moon." On the appointed night of last week the Chinatown of San Fian cisco was in a blaze of cheap glory. Shops and lodging-houses were illumin ated, the dragon flag floated every where, lanterni hung from windows and balconies, and a multitude of many-colored candles shed light and grease around. Numberless sheets of mock paper money were burned, fire crackers were surreptitiously set off wherever a pollcemau was not in sight, and the air was vocal with the jab bering of a thousand glib tongues. Frofessor David Swing reached hia home in Chicago last week, after his visit to Great Britain and France, with health and strength in great measure restored. He says the most impressive thing he saw during his travels was the tomb of Napoleon under the dome of the Invalides, and the most beauti ful the Prince Concert Memorial Ch apel at Windsor. Among recent contributions to the f and. for a monument to the late Sena tor Benjamin IL Hill is one of $50 from the Hon. James G. Blaine. This is raid to be the first subscription to the fund from any prominent public man in the North. The greatest novelty of all In Paris is the bay hat, not the straw hat, but a hat made of hay, like a stack, and round which is entwined a garland of fruit. A hay hat is unadorned with anything used for trimming to this day ;' no ribbon, no lining, no feather, no lace; a handful of currants is liked when not a fruit garland, and yet hay hat Is pretty; something like a nest on the head ; there are wire st ruc tures for the shape, and it is as tidy as if on these the hay had been laid on with a pitchfork. The writer has seen one with a dove on it, and round the dove's throat a necklet of stones. . MICHIGAN. STATE NEWS. The body of a roan supposed to be Win. Currj of Roscommon, was found floating la the river vmr Bay Cliy. The North Channel Fishing and Shootlug Clot) baa increased its membership fee from $25 to f 100. A vein of illuminating gas was die covered iu boring a well on T. W. Palace's farm near the Mix tulle bout ou tbe Pontiac road. . Walter Hollisler of Hillsdale severely Htubhed Uecrg Rheitu durlug an altercation ibout a buggy wbich Hoillster aud anoUier lad html of Klieiiu and bad broken while using It About four hours after the oddfel lows of Lwton had gone homo from lodge fire broke out lu tbe lodge, destroying ltt also th Presbyterlaa chapel aud WatWs wagou shop, blacksnitthhig and usdertat in establishment. Lobs about (5,000, with no icsuranc. Ole Gabrlelson, a grocer, who was but recently married, wki drowned bat week by falJlug Into Wblte river at the bridge ne- wt-eu Montague and Wbitehall. A livery team belonging to Frank gammons, ol Ckeboygan, becked off tbe dck ink) tbe river and were drowned. They dis appeared In an Instant, aa the current carried tbem uuder the steamer City of Cleveland.tben lying at the dock. Tbe hack was recovered but waa badly demolished. A school teacher named Whistler, aged 40 years, waa found dying of oonaump- Ptlon In bia bed at the Exchange botl, Petos Sey. HU frlenda could not be found by tele graph and his body will be buried In the vll Ihu ouietery. Tbe contents of hia trunk were ctuVfly patent meilclne bottles, etc, and hia diary revealed that he had a mother and sister in Ohio somewhere. Fire destroyed High & Allen's cigar factory at Ovid. Mathew Berlin, of Medina, was re lieved of 125 by a highway robber, and on tbe luxt night the boube of Nathan Negus, of the same town, was broken Into and $150 etoIe.ii. A gang of thieves have been opera ting about Brighton quite extensively, steal ing harness robes, etc. i hey got in one night no Ipsa tbau Ave Beta of harness. Wrathrul citizen caught and caged a auspicious char acter in a hotel room, but he got away. A farmer named Davidson, living uear Deckervllle, S.iullac county, quarreled with his wire and eon about property matters and lu bis race shot and billed hia wife. He subsequently tried to kill bis son John, aged 20 Tbe muiderer baa nd. Robert G. ltudd, proprietor of the well k.iown Rudd wills atOriou diei at hia home, IX mllM southeast ot that place, after a lingering UluecH. Mr. Rudd waa a native of Eogland and about 65 years old. He came to this country over 40 yeara ago, and went direct to Orion, which haa eiuce been his home. Bay City has now six electric lights L 4,i00 candle power each, Uolsted on a tower 200 feet bUh. A $20,000 stock company has been formed at Kalamazoo, to go into the electric light bUfluees. Capt. Daniel Green of the schooner Australia, and who formerly lived at Muskegon, was reported drowned In Like Michigan, but baa come up lu California alive and well Proposals for building the new Insane asylnra at Traverse City, will b received at Travel's City up to 10 a. m. of tbe 25tu. A freight train on the Chicago & Grand Trunk railroad, bound west, broke iu two while going dowa the grade near Flint, and the rear section afterward ran iDto the fore part, wrecking the train and killing Wm. Harrli on, a hrakeman. He waa a single man, and lived In Lcndon.Ont The body of an unknown man, sup posed to be an umbrella repairer, has been found in tbe river at Maulstee. The store of S. Simonds & Co., at Bridgeport, Saginaw County, was burnel not li.ng since. Lou $7,000. Insured for f 3,0 0. The Jackson Citizen says the extension ot the Grand Trunk railroad to thtt city Is as eared. A tame deer attacked a man named Stengel at Saginaw City, a few daya ago, nearly killing bim. The price paid for the Ontonagon lumber company's property by th Diamond match company waa 1650,000. Frank Black, of Battle Creek, aged 8 yeais, while trying to catch on a freight train at that place, was run over and bad both legs cut off. At the session of the society for the advancemont of women, held in PortluLd, Mo Mrs. Mary E. Foster, altoruey of Michigan, read a paper discriminating In favor of single women agaiuat married women. She also de scribed many curious legal provisions regard ing married women. Rails are now laid on tbe Pontiac and Caseville railroad from the Intter town to Gag"town, and a tnull excursion party went over the road from Caeevllle. Tbeexcurslon ista were splendidly entertained by their friends In Gagetown. Mrs. Frank Presley, of Orion, whose husband ia an employe of tba M. C. R. R. com pany, accidentally shot herself la the face with a revolver. A doctor wa called and found tbe ball had entered her chin, tearing oit the lower and three upper teeth, tbeu en taring tbe tongue near the end; found tbe ball ;odg)l In the middle of the tongue buck near the throat and removed it. At lasW accouats the patient waa doiug well. Corunna is rejoicing over the comple tion of tbe bandseme Dew jail aud sheriff's residence, and the other Afternoon tbe board o" supervisor?, accepted the same for connfy purposes and appropriated 1 1,J00 for grading, etc. 1 he dozen Inmates of tbe old Jail are aleo rejoicing over the exchange for the Elegancies of tbe new jail. Tbe building coat $10,3 )0 and bna been made Just according to the letter of the contruct, and a better constructed or more aightly Institution ot tbe kind Is not to be found in Michigan. Help is scarce in the Michigan lum ber woods, and agents have gone to Canada to pet men. A son of F. E. Starker, a prominent clothing dealer of Holly, waa quit badly scalded about tbe cbln and neck by tipping a bt sin of boiling water upon blmse if . A Midland man goes up for 30 days or having flourished a revolver about to a hreatanlrg manner. A threat la about aa bad aa a shoot up that way. The boiler at Englea saw mill, six miles from Port Austin, blew op last week, injuring Fred Ryan and a maa named Wright eerlously but not ftlly. A large quantity of what is supposed to be Iron ore baa been found ou the farm of B. F. Moon, one ralleeaet vt Lapeer. Augustus Weatphal, of Brighton, while engaged in unloading a load of wood. fell lt wen th- v on and bonus, aud they becoming frittt. Li ran an ay tt a terrific oa, thi owing him under the wheela which passed over bln twice. He Is Injured proba bly fataiiy. Three robbers entered a store at Kawkw.lu, a t-njall village four milea from liny City, and nltei binding and gagging a tanitu- wU eleepH over tbe atore room, pro ceeded to bitak i p n with a sledge and chisels the poati dice sxfe, which la In the aame room with the good Thy got 182 in money and i70 woith of stamps, bat took nothiag from i be store, 'die teamsier was released about 4 a. ia. by Postmaster Standacker, wh) waa call ed to the btore by a uan who discovered the door open. One rf therobhere guarded the team ler with a revolver while the other two did their work below. During the war a Lapeer county man named Pendleton died In the service and hia wife and two boys had but scant means of Hupport Tbe widow married again, but the boya' share of the family pension waa carefully looked after by John B. Sutton, their guardian, and a few days ago whn the youngest bny came of age there waa an accounting held and 'he guardian turned over to the boya a farm worth 92,500 Such guardians are scarce. A TERRIBLE CRIME. A Farmer Shoots His Wifo and Son in a Quarrol About a Load of Oats, Port Sanilac, October 12. Word comes to this place that Robert David ion living three miles north of Deck ervllle, attempted to kill his wife, daughter and sun. During oat harvest the oldest s u d id the ove r seeing around the laruj, and (he old lady helped get the oats iuto the barn. One load was lei t In the afternoon, as the old lady wanted to go berrying and the son said the might. She went, and Davidson was mad, and has been raising a ruin- pus ever since. The day of the crime be went to Deckerville and got partial ly Intoxicated ; went home and went to sleep; got up ieeling better, took a pail and went, after water; came In and shot his wife twice, once in the should er blade and once in the head "The girl ran and Davidson flred, but missed. Davidson then went out in the Held where his youngest son was plowing and said : "Pretty hard work r The sou said "Yes," and paised on. The old man stepped behind and put a revolver to the head of his son and pulled the trigger. The pistol snapped and the bv tabbed him. In the tussle the old man fired again, shoot inc the bey iu the head, but only mak ing a flesh wound. Then Davidson took to the woods. Over 100 men were out after him the same night. T e doctors probed for the ball in Mrs. Duvid3on and found it In her breast and cut It out. She will probably die. The. sou is not hurt much. David son is a peaceable man, but addicted to liquor. He had deeded the farm to the oldest son, being jealous of the rest of the family. This was the probable cause of hi crime. MASKED ROBBERS. Operations Near Big Beaver, Mich. Birmingham, Mich., Oct. 7. Benja min Sturgis, a farmer over 70 years of age, who lives half a mile from th.e village of Big Beaver.in this (Oakland) county, was awakened at 12 o'clock last night by hearing a slight noise in his bedroom, and almost at the same instant was seized at tbe throat by one of three masked men present and a de mand made for his money, llis strug gles to free himself aroused the hired girl, sleeping in an adjoining room, and also Mrs. Siurgis. who is a con firmed invalid, when the attention of the other two maskers was directed toward them and they were pulled out of their beds and tied to a post of the bedsted, with the admonition that if any screaming was done they would be summarily dealt with. A demand was made again upon Mr. Sturgis for Ids money, and again refusing he was felled on the floor, kicked, and finally tied up with his wife and hired girl. The house was then ransacked, and about $160 in money secured. Tbe burglars then left and went to the house of a neighbor of Sturgis, stole a valuable mare, took a whip at another place, aud hitched the mare to Mr, Sturgis' buggy, and drove off toward Detroit. Mrs. Sturgis succeeded in re leasing herself at 3 a. m., and after freeing the rest of the family an alarm was given. Mr. Sturgis is con3ned to his bed from the injuries received. Sheriff Lewis of l'ontlac and Deputy Beatty of Birmingham are in Detroit look'ng for the rascals, and several olii cers of the Detroit police force have been detailed to arrest them. "Hoally I Couldn't. A citizen who received a telegram to meet a friend from the western part of the State at the depot, was there on time, and after the greeting said to him: ".Now we Jiget on tne car ana go right up to the house. "But you are not keeping house." "No; I'm boarding at the same old place." "Then 1 can't go. -Can't ? What's the troub'le ? "No; under the circumstances should not like to eat with you." "What circumstances?" "Well, Trover's present wife used to be my wife. We didu t exactly agree, and she got a divorce and came down here and married him. "Why, that's nothing. Such a trifle as that wouldn't stop me." "Yes, I know; but I'd rather not go I ve applied for a divorce from the wife I married after this one left me and she's in town, too. and if I should meet the pair up there I don't believe I could eat half a meal really I could n'tr DETROIT MARKETS. Wheat No. 1, whit fl Ou&f 1 C2 Flour 75 (? fi 00 Corn KX' 69 Oat - (4 40 Barliy perontal 1 60 (A 2 00 Apple-f) Dbl 2 Of 2 60 Peaches bu 1 00 0 1 25 Psare V bu 1 CO (rt 2 60 Plums )t.u 2 60 (t S 00 Grapes y lb 9 Buiter 20 ( 27 iCgge 23 24 Potatoes V bu. 80 (re 45 8wet Potf,oee bni 2 25 (J S 60 Hay 13 00 (rfl5 00 Straw 7 00 (d 00 Pork, me-w 24 00 (i24 60 Pork, family 2J 60 (rtW 75 Bef, extra mesa 12 69 (it 12 75 Wood, Bfch A Maple f7 l0 Wood, MDle 8 00 Wood, Hickory 8 00 Coal, Km 8 25 Coal, Htove. , 6 60 Coal, Chestnut 0 60 NE WS OF THE EEK. I FOREIGN. DAVITT 8 REGRETS. Davltt said at Wexford the other day that he particularly regretted the violence done lu Ireland since the auppresalon othe land league by the coercion act, for every outrage drove another nail Into the league's coflln. PKKXITTKD TO PIRT'CIPATB. Catholic priests in Ireland will be permitted by their bishops to participate in the Paruell labor league and industrial onion movement, McCabe being -the only dissenting prelate. a. bishop's opinion. Bishop Walsh, who just returned from Ireland, in St Peter'a cathedral, London, Out, referred to the Irish question. He Con demned In Bcatchlng terms agrarian crimes but quoted atatlatlca to show tbvre waa ls crime In Ireland than in England, Scotland ttnd Wales. While opposing disintegration of the empire, the bishop favored borne rule for Ireland, similar to that en Joyel by Canada. RIAZ PASHA STUBBORN. Riaz Pasha still refuses to allow English counsel to defend Arab I Pasha. Sir Edvaid Malet fully advocates the employment of counsel. He coutenda that delay in grant lngahe application for counsel will seriously prejudice tbe case of ArabU who, meanwhile, ia being subjected to a long and severe kerles of private examinations. TWO BODIES CREMATED IN ENGLAND. An account is published of two cre mations, the first which have takea place in KngUnd. The bodiea were those of Lady Hanham and Mrs. Hanham, who died in Por- setshlre In 1877 and 1676, respectively. They both expressed the wish that their bodiea be cremated. The remains were kept la a mor tuary until the preparations for the process were complete. The othr day, the remains, ncloeed in substantial coffins, were placed lu a furnace on plates of iron and fire brick and reduced to ashes. PA knell's policy. United Ireland says rarnell has cab led Mooney, President of the National Land League ot America, that be will at the confer ence advise the adoption of a prudent though firm policy, strictly maintaining, original pro gramme and abolition of back rents pending the attainment of Deasant proprietary. United Ireland aaya It believee.tbia expresses the unan Imoua op'nion of the Irish leaders, and declares the foolish chatter about dissensions absolutely baseless. ARAM'S AIDS. The following Pashas will be arraign ed with Arabl Prshafor trial: Toulba, All Feh- my, Mahmoud Fehray, Abdellah Samy, Toulba Yakooh, Omar Rah my, aud Ali Rouby and Said Hey. The list of prisoners awaiting court martial haa been handed the British Consul General. It contains 113 name, exclusive of the prisoners In the provinces, who number thirty. CLAIUINO DAMAGES. Upwards of 3,000 persons have lodged claims amounting to X6.O0O.009 for losses after the bombardment of the city. WHO WILL LEAVB? A Cairo correspondent telegraphs; One of the principal Egyptian ministers de clares that neither he nor bis colleagues will remain In Egypt unlesa Arabl and the other rebel leaders be executed. He bad complete confidence that Arrbl could be proved to have irlven strict orders to burn Cairo. The trial of the leadera l fixed for Monday. CRIMINAL MATTERS. HUNTED DOWN. As the result of patient investigation ty special detectivea in the government em ploy, Wm. F. Salter and Wilmot H. Ward were arretted at Washington, the charge brought agaiDst tbem beirg that they bad conspired to steal boudn and platea from the bureau of engraving and bad attempted to bribe tte employes of said bureau to awUt tbf m. Tbe confessed purpose f tbe consplr store waa not to countrMt or make gaina for tbrmselvej, but rather to effect the removal of Col. Irish, chief of the bureau, by making it appear that bia management was so loose and inefficient aa to render the atealing of bonds and plates an easy mutter. The prisoners were arraigned before United States Commissioner Bnudy, and after brief argument by counsel tbsy waived examination and were committed to await tbe action of the grand jury. A TOWN SHOCKED. Glendale, near Cincinnati, is shocked over the brutal murder of one of its noted citizens, Arthur W. Ross, whose dead and horribly abused body was found near bis resi dene before dawn the other morning. Re wards amounting to over $5,000 were prompt. ly offered for the discovery of the murderer. LTNCH LAW IN INDIANA. A most exciting scene of mob vio lence occurred In Eranston, Ind, early on the morning of October 11th. Home Rfdman who so brutally murderel his wife near Mt. .Vernon, in Poeey county, was taken to Evans- ton and lodged in jail. When be left Posey county the most intense excitement prevailed and threats of lynching were freely made. Af ter the mob bad reached the jall(it was about S o'clock in the morning) they dia mounted, picketed their animals, left a guard to cover their retreat, captured a'.l citizens who happened to be attracted to the scene, while a portion of the mob made a dive for tbe jail. Kerth,nn officer, fired at them but they did not falter. They took him a prisoner and were Into the jail yard In a jiffy. Two blows were suffldont to break In the outside door and they were in tbe jail hall. Newltt, Martin and Tom Kerth, Jr., all officers, kept up a brlak fire which was responded to by the mob, who poured a fusillade through the door. Chisels and aledge- bammere were soon brought, and willing hands went to work. In a twinkling the jail door was open. Newltt ran back to Redman's cell and said to him: "I have done all XI could for you they will get you;" and he replied: "Give me a revolver, and I will kill some of them." When the jail door waa opened the mob rushed through the corridor to Redman's cell, and in a minute it waa ooened and Red man was in their hands. Tbey tied his hands with a rope and led him out. The officers all this time ware trying to escape from the jail and get assistance so aa to capture the mob, or soneof them. Newltt managed to get Into the sheriff's residence, and ran up stairs to a front window, which be opened and blew his whistle, and thea the mob followed him and threw blm down stairs. When he got ap the mob were bringing Redman out cf ths front door. They were ordered to halt, when their leader replied: "We are from Poasy county and came after Redman, and wear going to have him." The alarm of firs having been given out in tbe city, tbe chemical engine came up the street and struck the buggy into which they had placed Redmaa, and overturned It. Thla threw the mob Into soma disorder, when one of the leaders said, "put him on horse back," but tbe order was countermanded and orders were given to kill htm on tbe spot. One of the band seized a sledge hammer and dealt Redman a powerful blow on the head, felling him to the ground. At this1 pf,lDt Ch,ef Mtchell arrived. One cf the mob ran up to him and said: Go away from here, Prltcball, we do not want to kill you," a", the same tlm snapping a revolver ia hia face; but h'a baud waa knocked in the air 1 before tbe weapon waa discharged. By thla time several officers were on the ground who, without orders ot their superiors, opened fire on the rapidly retreating mob. The mob fired as tbey retreated. They were well armed. A regular pitched battle was fought on Third street. Bulleta whUtled ia every direction. Chief Prltchell and Detective Newitt, who led the fight agalnat them, made an effort to cap ture some, but the firing waa ao hot they were compelled to lie fl it on the grouud to escape death. Tbe result of the battle was that Red man was killed where he was struck down with a aledge hammer. Over two dozen balls entered his body. It waa at thla place that David Murphy, a brother-ln-Uw of the mur dered woman, nlao met bia death. The mob were so intent on killing Redman that they fired helter-skelter through their own ranks. It was then that Murpby found bis death. He waa astride a grey horse which started down Third street with the remainder of the mob. When they were a square from the suue Murphy reeled and fell. Prltchell and Newltt hurtled to his assistance. He was carried into the o.urt house end medical aid summoned. Prltchell telephoned for all the police officers, and they were plaoed on the watch. Tbe budy of Red man was conveyed to the court house, hut life was extinct. Murphy asked for a drink of wa ter, eaid he resided ia ML Yernon, and in 20 minutes he was a corpse. The mob, on ltav Ing the acene, separated, and everything was done to avoid the officers. A number of an eats have been made, among the pt burners being persona who are pretty well identified. CFKISINQ OK THE BLACKS. The following is a dispatch from Columbus Ga., Octobor 11th: "Information uaa reacnea tni city oi a contemplated up rising of negroes in Lee county, Alabama. A number of families have fled to this city and points near here for protection. It la learned that a trustworthy negro gave Information to Robert Sacsar that the inteution of the ne groes la to burn housea and massacre whites on Friday ot Saturday. Tbe trouble la said to have grown out ot a disturbancj caused by ntgro shooting a wblte man eome weks since. The wildest excitement Is said to prevail all over Lee county, particularly around the Che wacla line works. Reports coming in cause some excitement here, yet they are regaided as much exaggerated but with some founda tlon. Later A special dispatch from Yonges boro, Ala, tbe nearest station to tbe Cbewacla rime works,saya there ia no uprising of negroea in that section. Other families who reached bia city to-night still say that It Is expected." BIO HIGHWAY R0BBEBT. Aoout o o clock tne otner evening Geo. D. Rise, cashier ot tbe Lebanon, Pa, Dime Savings Bank, was robbed of a satchel containing $30,000, all in bills. He had just returned from Philadelphia, and before going to tbe bank stopped at bis bouse for supper, w hJe on the way to the bank alter supper, and when about a eqmre from his hou, be was passed by two men, and directly after ward received a stunning blow, knocking him in the gutter. H held on to the aatehel and cried murder. Tbe robbers, who had been beating and kicking blm all the while, fearing Lia cries would bring assistance, moved off a short distance, but returned and, wrenching the handle off the satchel, secured it. Rise was covered with blood. It baa been learned tbe struggle was wltnesed by Gee. Pobr, who waa passiug along the street, bat he thought it waa a fight between a lot of drunken men. The robbr ran Into a tacint lot near by and were hailed as they raa by another citizen curious to know the cause of tbe hurry. 1 here is no further clue. Rise offers a reward of f 1,030 for the captare of the robbers. The money belonged to the bank. snoT DEAD. At St. Louis D. W. Slayback, a prom inent lawyer and politician, entered the editor, ill rooms of the Post-Dispatch about 5:50 o'clock the other afternoon, presumably to as sault the managing editor, John A. Cockerel!. The latter abot bia vieitoron eight, and the city la greatly excited over the tragedy. COL. SLATBACX'S DEATH. A coroner's jury held an iiiquest over theremalnaof Col. May back, and found a verdict aa follows: That the deceased came to his death from tbe effect of Internal hemonhRge caused by a gun shot wound in the chest Inflicted with a bullet fired from a revolver la the hands of John A. Cockerell. Pby Iclana who made tbe post mortem exam I nation testified tbat the ball passed through the lungs from left to right and severed the aorta on ita passage which produced the hemorrhage. After the verdict waa rendered CoL Cockerell returned to bia cell to remain until the courts granta bail. At the Inquest Col. Cockerell read a statement nndr oath the substance of which Is that at a reception at the rooms of Elk's club, of wbich Cockrell Is president and Slay back wn a member, on the night of September SO Col. Slajbark in tbe reception room of tbe club used violent lan guage toward the Post-Dispatch, charging Its editor with being a blackmailer and mak ing serious charges against the paper. Hater in the evening Cockerell invited Slay back into tbe library room and asked if he intended to apply the term blackmailer to him. He answered that be did not but entered npon another tirade of abuse agalnat the paper, then suddenly closing and locking the door of the room, be said to Cockerell: "You have brought me in here to bulldoze me and now as we are alone aud man to man, I tell you if tbe Post Dispatch ever attacks me or assails my character I will go to your offlco and kill you. I will take tbe life of any man who em ploys a newspaper to abuse and injure me.1 William H. Clopton, who accompanied Col. Slajback to tbe Post D spatch office, testified, atatlrg distinctly that Col. Blayback waa abot while he was In tte act of taking his coat eff, and that Slay buck waa not arm wl and therefore could not have drawn a revolver. The other principal witnesses weieJohn M. McGoffin, business manager, and Victor T. Cole, fore man, who were In the room when the shooting took place. Both testified emphatically that 8!ayback drew a revolver aa soon aa he entered the room; that he and Clopton advanced on Cockerell, the former holding his pistol at ehott arm and pointing toward Cockerell; that a quick, brief tussle took place; that Cockerel fired, that Clopton closed with Cockerell, and only released hia hohrtif Mm when MeGuffln placed the pistol he bad taken from Blayback to his (Clopton'a) head and told him to do ao or he waa a dead man. CoL Cockerell'a teall roony waa In subatance the same as tbat given by WcGuffla and Cole. It appears, therefore, that Cockerell killed Slayback In self-defence. POLITICAL POINTS. OHIO DEMOCRATIC. Reports of the Ohio election on the mrulrg of the 11th Instant Indicated a Democratic victory of from V!0,UOO to 83 000, and ihe election of at least 10 Democratic con- greseman agalnat 11 Republican. The Cincin nati Enquirer claimed 15 congressmen for the Democrat, and aaya the victory la decisive and overwhelming, that It dlspoaea of Foater In politics. It aaauoitstbat tbe campaign waa dlshoneat on the part of R'publlcana because, aa it alleges, they talked one way on the liquor question la the country and another iu the cities. It adds, the result ia algnlficant beyond local question, that the Democrata after being cbeaUdoutof the presidency in 1876 cnuie near .electing their man in 1380, and that this and probable almllar votes in New York and Pennsylvania are prophetic of 'Democratic vic tory In the next presidential campaign. The New Yutk Statts Zeitung credits the Germans In Ohio with having brought about the defeat of the Republican party and says: Tbe I'emo cratic victory in Ohio la poeelbly tbe most se vere blow which the temperance element baa ever received.- The moral effect will certainly be felt in tbe November elections. ELECTION IN WEST VIRGINIA. One "West Virginia district elected Goff, Republican, to congress by fron S'JO to 60J majority. The aame countiea in 1880 gave Haucock for President 1,484 majority. Thla la a Republican gain of probably 2,000. The tariff waa one of the principal issues, although both candidates were committed to a protec tive policy. Tbe vacillation of tbe Democratic party on the tariff question weakened the Democrat candidate. The principal reason of the Republicau victory was the popularity ef Gen. Goff, who Is a man of superior qualities for the position. Tbe temperance question lightly entered into the campaign, but neither of the candidates was committed to It. Tbe Democratic candidate was cut by the temper ance men because of having taken an active part before the legislature last winter In de feating the submission of a prohibition amend ment to a vote of the people. The Democrats have elected their congressmen In tbe other three die trie ts In tbe state by something less than their usttal majorities. THE OHIO DELIOATION. Unofficial returns from Ohio on the 12th met, Indicated tbat the congressional del gatlon will stand U Democrats and 7 Repub- lcans. late a FKOM OHIO. Official advices from Colnmbus, O., on the 14th. were to the (ffecithat McEinley, Republican, h id beea elected over Wallace, Democrat, by eight votes, which gives ths Democrats 13 congrfissmju from that state and the Republicans 8. The election will probably be contested by Wallace. GRANT OCT OF POLITICS. Gen. Grant gives it out from Phila delphia, wbere be haa been for some time, tbat be la entirely out of politics, and that his visit to Pennsylvania has no connection with the campaign. ANOTHER BKPCBLICAN CONGRESSMAN Another Congressman was gained by the Republicans in West Virginia, tn addition to Goff. Ihe latest leturns elect Jehn W Mason in the second district over his Demo cratlo competitor. Tbe Republicans also have made gains ia the state legislature. ADDITIONAL NEWS. DEATH OF REPRESENTATIVE LOWS. Speaker Kicfer has appointed in be half of the House a committee to attend the f ineral of Representative Lowe, of Alabama &a folio rs: Thoa. H. Herndon, H. A. Herbert Wm. Oate, Thos. Williams, G. W. Hewitt and Wm. H. Forney, of Alabama: Emory Speer, of Ueorgia; Chae. K. Hooker, of Missiuaiypl and Geo. G. Dibrell, Beiton .McMillan, Chaa B. Simonton and Wm. R. Moore.of Tennessee Mr. Lowe's death was caused by cerestriCblon Of tbe bronchial t'bes. GCITEAD'S ESTEEMED RELATIONS. Mr. and Mrs. Scoville are besieging tu courts in Cbleajo with various bills, cross bills, eta, directed against each other and of fending the public w.th the most ecaodlous counter charges. Scarcely a day passes with out one or the other appearing in eoine new phase in tbe courts. Their bills are generally ot the least possible interest, and their yuar rela are actively promoted by officious out siders. APPEAL FOR AID. The following appeal has been issued by tbe Pensacola, Fia., board of health : The board of health of Pensacola find themselves reluctantly compelled to appeal to tbe benev. olence of their fellow citizens throughout the country in tebalf of Ihe sick and destitute of this community. There has thus far been co abatement of the f pi jemic. On the contrary ita malignity and fatality svem to be on the increase. Business and trade ate paraljztd There Is no work for hundreds dependent up oa daily labor for their dally bread. 7 hey can't go auroaa to sarcu ror it u r we are Isolated from the world by a ilgorous and impenetrable quarai'tme. The rare of the sick and poor devolves airn.bt exclusively upon this lard. Our own reourc'e are eihnuMed we nre dependent uton tie geLel'y or our fellow cillzeis abioad for meana of up plying tbe urgent wants of aick, dyicg and destitute. It Is not Improper, under tbe cir cumstancea, to any that our own services are rendered gratuitously. No number of thla board receives either fees or aalary for hia services. Aa such we have no personal inter est in this matter, except the common interest of humanity. In that we need help, and need it promptly." BKHIOCS SICKNESS IN ALASKA. Collector Morris, at Sitka, Alaska, in a letter to Surgeon General Hamilton of tbe marine bo-pital service, expresses a hope that a member of tbat service may be stationed at Sitka, and states there has been raging there, confined, chiefly, however, to Russian Creole population and Indians, a disease reesmbling the black measles combined with scarlet fever, making tbat a plague stricken community. POSTOFFICR FINANCES. The statement of the financial con di lonof the postofflcs department at tbe ciose of the fiscal year ended June 80, 1882, shows: Total receipts f 41,878,4 10; total ex penditures $43,039,821; excess of receipts f 1,. 838,788. THE STAR ROUTS BRIBERY. Mr. Brewster, attorney-general, said at Philadelphia that the Investigation Cfthe etar route Jury bribery matter bad progressed far enough already to disclose tbe fact that the defendants had employed persona In tbe de partment ot justice to act as spies and to ap proach the jury with corrupt sogestlous. Ar rests may be expected soon A minister was traveling along a country road in Scotland one day in winter, riding ratheraiong, lean, horse. and he himself dressed in an odd-look ing cao. and a large camlet cloak, when a gentleman came a long riding a fine horse, which scared at the preacher and his horse. "Well, sir," said the gentle man. "ye wud scare the vera deel, sir.1 "That's my business, sir, said the preacher. Next to a I loo. A New York man went into a crowded car and asked if he could have the seat which was then occupied by a hat, whose owner was sitting in the next seat. The man an grily grasping his hat, answered: "Yea- take it if you're a hog." Tm so near one that I guess I'll take it," said the other. llcw a Woman Keeps Account . It is a touching sight to see a wo man begin to make up her expenses, having linnly resolved to put down every cent she spends, so as to find out how to economize, and where an me money goto.. Procuring a small book, she makes a dueentiy, aud on the Monday after the first (Saturday iu which her hubband brings home his pay, she rarefully tears the maigin off a newspaper and, with a bluut jtncil, stt ikca a tiial balance something in this way. John brought me home 948 40, and 81 43 I had ii $49 03, and 91 0U I lent Mrs. Dixon is 950 03 but hold on, I ought not to enter that, because when she return ns it, it 11 go down. That was $40 03, and what have I done with that? Then see puts dawn the figures, leav ing out the items to sive time a pro cess which enables her to leave out most of the items to where a rouud sum is involved, on the supposition that they ha.ve aireadybeen put down. As thus: ' Six dollars and fourteen cents for meat, and 10 cents for celery, and 10 cents on the street cars, and a bad & cent piece I got in exchange, and $2 81 I paid the milkman who owes me 19 cents that's S3, and 15 cents at church and tbe grocries they were either $15 CO or $10 50, and I don't remember which they were, but I guess it must have been $15 CO, for the grocer s-tid that if 1 would give him a dime he would give me half a dollar, which wtuld make even change, and I could n't, because the smallest I had was a quarter and $2 75 for mending Katie's shoes, which is the last money that shoemaker ever gels from me, and 10 cents for celery no, I put that down. i inaily she sums up her trial-balance sheet, and finds that it foots up $04 28, which is about $15 more than she had originally. She goes over the list sev eral times and checks it carefully, but all the items are correct, and she is just about In despair when her good angel hints that there many be a possible mistake in the addition. Acting upon the suggestion she foots up the column and finds the total is $44 28, and that according te the principles of the ari thmetic she ought to have $5 65. Then she counts her cash .several times, the result varying from $1 40 up to $1 97 but then she happily discovers that she has been mistaking $2 gold piece for a cent, and remembers that she gave the baby a trade dollar to cut its gums with. On the whole, she has come within 80 cents of a balance, and that, she says, is close enough, and she enters In one line of the account book: "Dr. by household expenses," so much, and is very happy till she re members, j ust before going to bed, that she has omitted $2.75 for her husband's hat. New Parcels Post System. The following are the working details of the approved scheme for a Parcel Post shortly to be c trried out in Great Britain. We give the money charges in .American coin. Rite of Weight Postage. For a parcel not exceeding i lb Scents For a parcel exceeding 1 lb and Dotexcwwdiutf S Ibv ..12 " For a parcel exceeding 8 Jtn. end rot exceeding 5 lbs 18 For a parcel exceeding Sib', end not nceediug 7 tt 25 " The remuneration of the railway company for the conveyance cf such parcels is fixed at eleven-twentieths of the gross receipts which the Post Office obtains for them, and if at anytime the foregoing rates are altered, the compa nies may require a revision of their rates of remuneration. For some time to come the postal service as regards parcels will be one of certainty rather than great fpeed that is to say, parcels will not travel with the same speed as letters ; though it is stipulated that the railway companies are to convey parcels by any train for which they are tendered, provided tbat the punctual working of their mail and express trains is not af fected. We notice that one effect of the new Parcels Post system has been to lead the various British railway companies to announce important re duction in the rates for the carriage of parcels by passenger trains. The same result as to charges of express compa nies would doubtless result from a sim ilarly accommodating system here. Our Post Office provides nothing like the same facilities as those to be furnished in Great Britain. Too Much About Ilia Mother. They were bride and bridegroom, and sat near me at Park avenue table d'hote, which by the way, is far above the av erage hotel meal. They had wasted something like 3 worth of food and had come to dessert, both nibbling pie. "Awfully nice, George, isn't it?" she said. rtI can't say I like it," said George, airily. "Why 1 think it ever so nice," persisted the young wife, as she mussed it up with a fork. -It isn't half as pice as the pies my mother used- -1" but be fore he could say more she interrupted him with : "There you go again with your everlasting motherl For mercy, goodness sakesl stop telling me what she could do. I'm sick and tired of hearing about her. I know there was never any one like her, I know I've said you know you oucht to be ashamed to And then came the not. anirry little tears. Dushincr ear.h other out and running down her cheeks defiantly. "Tears, idle tears." What to leu how she left the table, and how he sat down in the readinir room until the night watchman came to nut nut the lights. Is there not a lesson or a moral hid in here somewhere? Hotel Mail. Something to be Thanked For. Dickens used to maintain that what. ever trials or difficulties might over take a man there was always some thing to be thankful for, "in proof whereof he would say, let me relate a story." Two men were to be bung at Newgate for murder. The morning arrived; the ropes were adjusted around the poor men's necks: there were thousands of motlev siffht'wkAr of all ages, men, women and children. in front or tne scauoid. when a bull which was belncr driven to SmlthflpM broke its rope, and charged the mob ngnt and lert, scattering people every where with its horns. Wherennnn one of the condemned men turned to his equally unfortunate companion and quietly observed I say. J ack.it saffood thin cr we ain't tn that crowd.