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A FEAEFOL DISASTER.
L053 0FTHE STEAMSHIP SCHILLER. vni:c;vi:i on tiii: SCII.IA' SHOCKING SACRIFICE OF LIFE. mil EIX'EEB V w.-..- w-i V incidents or tiii: wklck. F(i Tl.T. FATAL CAl .E. LoMC'X -war '' me u..jvia: adiiit:"'0' particulars of '.be iLVaste: lave Urn received:, A. heavy fop prevented observations oa board tht ScLiHer feincc Tuesday, la cooe qacuce t-f tLe foff the engines wcrt put tt half f-i'ced aod eail WB3 re duced at 3 o'clock Friday nicbi. At 10 o'clock tic same night tl.e flip Firo.k tic lch'c. A great panic ri valled Captain Thomas is highly praised fur his conduct durin- the terrible serins which followed. Two boats were i'.lled with men, who .e-fjf-ed to cotne out. The Captain Gred Lis revolver over ileir Loads to drive them cut, and tbcu f:rcd at them, but without iffect. Afurwards the l-ti'j bii wa: wa.-bed, with tbc Lroaiis;t to the sea. aud il on board tho?e boats perished. TLe tadlc at the stern was rtk-a cJ too 8.o!. leaving tie boats sus pended by ti.'i bows. Three bs&ts then got away. One of tbf ni, a l!!e b iat. was fio badly injured that fehe f-atik, and eleven of the people on board were rescued by the other boats. Tbc U lifted an hour after the steamer nru:k, cud the lights were plaiidv viciblc. Two of the boats on the steamer were cra.-l.rd by the filling of the funnel. lockets and gnus were fired from the steamer until the pow der became wet. The deck-bouse, crowded with people, was swept away at 2 A. M. The 1'aptu'm gatb eicd t-omi; of the survivors on the bri.ljTe; kil were gradually 6-vrpt away by tbo (loodtide, which to.k the Doctor and Captain last. The rigging which remained above water w uo crowded with r ns'-encers and crew all night. The mainmast '..1! at 7:110 A.M., and, being of iron, euiik with uil who bad taken refuge on it. The foremast gave way soon afterward. Life-belts and wreck fc'.ufT saved the lives of sinue, who unlie'J miles away. One man was rescued iftcr being ia the water ten hours. Two boats from St. Agnes arrived a fhort time before the masts fell. Tbfy were unable to approach the steamer on account of the shoals, but picked up htrugglara ia tin sea. 1'assengers say Captain Thomas left the bridge nt A. M. to a.-si.-l thtbc on tin deck, and when he reached t tit ok was swept away by a heavy pea. A II concur ia paying that he exercised the greatest care, and was not abed for five nights pre vious to the disaster. The sea be gan to break over the vts-sel half an hoar after she struck, and the tide MM- twenty-five feet before daybreak. Only one woman was saved. The survivors landed at Treseow escaped in the Schiller's own boa!. All day long details of tLe Schiller disaster have been coming ia. Un fortunately no more persons are re ported to be saved. Uodies uro con stantlv being picked un. Among the recovered are those of Gcersre Leon Lardt, Carl Schmidt, Mrs. Reiderer uud child, Mrs. Decker, Mrs. Ridg way, Mrs. Herman West, and five men, five women and two children. Altogether twenty-four bodies have been found. The total mtmber cf lives lost is Oil. Mr. Palcmtn, the second officer of tbc Schiller, Henry Stern and Mr. l'rahm, first-class passengers, have From their narra- Im cij interviewed. lives we gather that the voyage was moderately good until May 4:h. The lad three days it was impossible to take observations. The ship was; out of her course half a mile at the time of the catastrophe. Captain Thomas was on deck night and day : for four entire days. At seven o'clock in the evening of the 7th there was a dense fog. The sails were taken in, the ecgines put on half speed aud the fog-bell used. Ri.shop's light was unseen, though only ball a milo dis taut. At 10 o'clock we struck on the reef, and alter four pumps the steamer settled down. There was a violent sea and the tide w as rising. The darkness was intense. Most of t .. t i r .iv' lufit: luc usual i usu iuc tut: o jair, oux nearly an iuc ujuis were fiavea. lne boat, with few sailors, left the ship, cowardly refusing others. Two boats were saved. The Captain en deavored to compel obedience ly firing a revolver over their Leads. During two hours six cannon shots were lire J, when the powder danip tued. Distress signals, rot-Sets and blue lights were unanswered. At midnight the fog lifted ia a minute, revealing the light-house, the waves weeping the decks and carrying away the victims. At 2 o'clock" the deck house, ia which were the women and children, was swept away. Tl.e cries mod utriek of ttio victims w ere Leartrcading. Then followed a gastly silence. The traoke-stnek Ml, crushing some cf the boats, and two ovners w ere carneu a way. ite re remainder followed the Captain to the forward bridge. Each succeed ing wave took fresh victims. Soaie persons sought refuge oa the main mast and sonic on the foremast. At throe o'clock the Captain and two other olEcers were on the bridge. The Captain descended for a moment to render assistance and was swept away. "Thus perished a brave man," Mr. Stern. At this time about tea persons were clinging to tbc rigging of-the mainmast and thirty the foremast, The ship Lad careened, Ler yards loucuing the water, and the tick was At O'clock the fo? lifted. The aurvivors shouted, but their cries were unavailing. At o'clock tbe mainmast, and at quarter to S j greensward; tbc rest arc rocks, and icsary to go over tbe plants tbe see the foremast, both of iron, fell. Then ! that of the I.-Jes, though they are en-1 ond time. A hundred weight of twe or the St. Agnes' boats came and j ly forty in number, enly six are in-i bran ia sufficient for an acre. It ... """Ktu tu ..j tuuab. t wa8 reported ves-j , '1, re "V women .. turvn org were taken to-uay irem rcmancc to Ki.n.. i. . r wLente tbey wi.Uk? sent forward to ' I i V mntll tl I ...v gmicai ex- citement prevails. It is asserted ariilnre u hum V.- ., . ... t life-saving belt were i.-ucd to the women It u certain that most of the passcn- rerg roend rnno In iriren Lh&t Lhn first kn.f cKn.u the women .d chiM capsized. Toleman s.ya seven boats were launched and only two lived, aliio uukl ' I The others were f-toved end waiiijicd immediately. ; The eric? f.r help lasted until three o'clock. The last vo.ee beard was that of a ,ittfe child in tbe cabin. It is no', irobable the boats could have lived l ... 1 .. ( . 1 1 T ven .I tnev iau uvv.i rju-vc..-..; I!rd. TLc whole num'jer savcu is fortv-four. London, May 100 A. M. M r. Lorrun Smith, of the Scilly Islands, vrites Xo tbc Tun's that many addi ional lives were lost because the guns and rockets fired ft'cni the Schiller were thought to le merely .-.rninarv .sifcals of arrival wb'e'i have frecueatlv l)eca-tie caase of false alarms. ' ' T.nvvmv Mv ".Trumsr Forty brnn Biirrivr.rs vf the crew and of the fcteunjcr Schiller '.iave arrived at I'enzauee. Of these t,;rt-.iiT.f have crone to rivmoutb. The "remainder are'too ill io he .i'C-VrS FROM XXV,- YOr.Il. rw Vi.ek. May S.-Puriig the ;r Hav there w:i3 a recurrence of , jrrowfui scenes at tbo office here of ihe ngco.s cr the line to w hich tbc Schiller belonged. Friends of those ."a board the ill-fated s.eauicr, male and fcLiale, kept coming ii a contin uous stream to ascertain" if anything hid been heard in regard to those i hey sought, nd upau being answer ed in tbc negative, as was generally the cas", gave vent to their grief in loud latr.cu:ations. In many cases fathers rjada inquiries touching ibeir wives and children, who had embaikcdfor the fatherland ca a visit; in ether?, broth" -s Tor numer ous ei?ters, and ia ethers, children for their parr jts. Ia the absc.ce of dfCuiti icrntion regarding the saved and 1 who . have ! friends on the vessel are in the deep- t distress. it Gern an is owuea in ilis counirv. iuc com I s - nanv has very recently beer, con d:ted with the Hamburg-American racket Company. The news of the ratification of this c onsolodatioa by the stockb ok'irs was received from Hamburg week before last. The Lesning, the tister ship of tbo Schil ler, which left this port oa Tuesday last, was the last steamer to sail un dcrtbe flag of the L-g'e lice. The name ot tttn consonaatea company has nut yet been announced. 1 he agents in -e;v l ors ci mei F.a:r!c lino sav that Captain Thomas, of the Schiller, was the oldest com mander in tbo line: that Le was for manv years in the employ of the Peninsular and Oriental Company, aijd that he occupied a high place among F.iitish sailor3 He was with prcat difficulty iriucod to leave the Ilritish service to crter that of tbo Eagle lice. Tbc Schiller was one of the ncwc.it cad best boats in tLe trans-continentai service, large and strong, end constructed on the latest pattern. Her crew coB.sistcd of I2i men, including o facers. Mio carried six kes. containing ifwOO.O'iO, gold ship ped by K. S. llaiien & Co.. of 24 L'xehange l'lace. in this city, to F. S Daliiu k Co.. Fan's, and -2o0 mail bags, containing the entire continen tal mail, together with a large Aus tralian mail. Her cargo consisted of general merchandise, including SoO bales of cotton, 2,13 barrels of rosin, 4,000 bushels of corn, and a large consignment of leaf tobacco. The clliccrsofthe Company ia this city were besieged during the morning by friends of those who sailed in the vessel, and tbo scene3 of distress which resulted from a confirmation ! of the news that tbc vessel had been lost were pitiful to tebold. One man who had a wife and Wo children on board fell into a fainting fit on being informed of the fate of bis family, and loud waitings were to "be heard oa all sides. The anxiety to lcara details of the dreadful disaster is very great. The office of the Ragle line was visited soon after the news first arrived by friends of passengers oa board t!ie Inst vessel, who were encouraged, In j tbo absence of particulars, to hope j for better tidings. Many refused to believe that the loss of life bad beea so great as at first reported, and strong men appealed to the officers in attendance to be told that there was some terrible rai.-takc in the nature of the report. One gentleman came ia' hastily and read the telegraphic slip an nouncing that but four passengers were known lo be saved. lie then staggered blindly from tbo counter and dropped upon one of the sofas near by, and passing bis Lands across his face, he suddenly burit into tears. He waa a brother-in-law of Mr. Koriiblum, of this city, w ho, wita his wife and three children, were on I board tbc ill-fated steamer and were t THE SCILLT IsI.ES. The Scilly Islands lorm a group about thirty miles west southwest ef the Land's End, Cornwall, England. They consist of nbout one hundred and forty islets and rocks. St. Agnes is the southernmost group, and St. Mary V, to which the sarvivors Lave been taken, is the largest of tbc islands. Hugh Town, the capital of the Scilly Islands, is upon St Mary's, and is tLe seat cf government. Packet; run regularly between St. Mary's aud IVnzanee, and it is thus that communication with the hiaia land is ti-rwrr,! In WacLwVs M.vn:inc August.' 1873, the following i description is given tf them: for Iricf "TLe Scilly Isles lie comparatively foIow the highest land in' them not exceeding two hundred feet that although, when the distance is clear, they may bo always ftfa .from the higa ground about the Land' End. tbey are not vibille whe-n approach ed from the cast until you are half w ay over. Their first appearance is very irregular. - TLe easternmost namely St. Mary", and St. Mar- two largest are of course the most . . conspicuous, out as mey are sepa i ratpd fr-m rfh otW W . a. able sound, several others, and many rocks, are seen through them, and 11 un thn WL-rrfmnif Tt thnnW U observed tLat those onlv r nsid- ! ercd islanr'a r.n tph'rri thew a n uuuucu. iLe racks are almost innu - mcrable, and often of the most fan - tastic shepts, and the whole proup. Scattered as they arc over many l 1 T.lC I-l f p.4A. in .lt 1 1 3 " - "-..w m utiaruea asa irrcg- ul.ir th.uf f.rm ' complete ago, rcscml iiiff v ? ' . r-i.- . the lagoons of w- , w -7w?-r cr rC- 1 "ld,.n cne tf tbe ljoe of tLe oer b I . vuai auu vuin. .-. . s bt. Mary's Urylrr and f P" ie themselves ca the land s'tand for the harbor t J.V 'with hs church, yillage 0d iSJJ. ripir anil a - . ll-.igle Steamship Line, 1 .xavigat.on .oii-muu, a v.vu fori.,e(J 0f which one side or the otn in 1-72. Its capital stock was about cr alw, in sm00th water. This $13,000,000, and bus been be.J , ;g c,pecialivtbe cae with St. Mary's, L-biefly in Germany, aliLough a part . ' . i- Town extends literal- pens out on the left, beLlnd which gain, lint evea miiea lartaer west, tbc liifbcp'a Kock Lighthouse ( lofty and conspicuous or jeet, of late years coastructed and reconstructed on the dangerous reef of that name), and Stilly, not any land, but a rock, and ret giving the name to the whole, form", as it were, the rearguard of the 'off island, on the estreinc west and nortnw.-t. The wreck? on tbec dogs' .TSeillr, as they have been well cs'!. d, have been at all times numerous and heartrending. The Iom of the steamer Thames on her passage from Dublin to London, wbeaon!y four out of &ixtj-Cvc were saved, anil of the Duro, with all hands, have been the most conspicuous of late rears: but it is well known that in 1707 Sir Cloudeslcy Shovel' squadron returning from TouIod, with several disticguisbed personages on board, went to pieces here on the 'Gilstone' rock, with a loss of two thousnd lives, including the admiral There were miraculous escapes in that catastrophe. Sir George Byng in the roval Anne was so near the Treriemer' rock, that he had it un der Lis main chains, and as the ship pacd it knocked off the larboard quarter gallery. The St. George, commanded by Lord Dursley, es caped as narrowly. She struck on the fame rock with the flagship; but the very waves which beat out the liffbu of, the Utter lih'd the St. George from the rocks and set her afloat again. "Dangerous, however, to tne out side world as these f-borc3 have ever been, Providence has made them iic-ularlv livable for their own small population. Not only are several of the islands accessible to each oih .iUin"iinr and from the mutu- II u L 1 ' 1 . 1 .... , , -i -. the. ofr.,r,1 rannble of t! aamaiuu iuv; i supplving manv safe anchorage, but from the frequent encroach rents of many lslbmjse nrve uecn ly from 'the one sea to the other,' i,ni1 T.oe rA,ncp.'inpntr a. double belch , t,vn ,.f marj.;me operations. Hugh Town a few schoolbovs know it a3 the cipital of Scilly i's a very tidy little place, having a population of sixteen hun dred, with on principal strcit lying north acd south, a good roadstead, a modern Gothic church, two very to!-. crable inns, an ugly dwarf wmdmnl, j crcLeJ on tLc w j , cburcb, and lnjmeuiatcly it and a teneral view of the town; a fine FlizbeiLan fortress, which, though ungarriscned now, would make quarters that any regiment might covet; some excellent photo graphic shops and a -few fmart pri vate residences." Procuration of Corn lJril. Corn is the king of American crops, and claims royal precedence ia the work ot preparation. For no crop1 is preparation more needful, ia none does thorough preparaiion pay better. Rut how to prepare ? What is thorough? Tbc prime object aimed at ia all the work of preparation is the pul verization of the si! the disinte gration of its particles. The further tbifl process is carried the better will be the seed-bed. The means used to accomplish this object aro various, but chief and moot important of all is plowing. Deep, thorough and re peated plowing is, therefore, the one gr?at law of nil preparation of the soil, and the few cases that furnish exceptions do but confirm the rule. Rut plowing is by no means the simole and easy process wbicn it seems to many. When to plow and bow to plow are often duucult ques tions to settle, and upon their right cr wrong settlement the condition of a soil for one or more seasons may of ten depend. A soil plowed whea too wet will often be outol condition fur all the year following, while a furrow run the wrong way or set too shallow may open the way for the washing of a large portion of the soi'. It may not be out of place, therefore, to say a word or two a3 to the breaking up of corn gTonnd. It is desirable to get as deep and friable a seed-bed as the character of tbo soil will admit of. In any but land of sandy subsoil, therefore, two plows should Lo used in braking up. First, a turning plow running as deep as the surface soil or capacity of the team will admit. Immediately in the furrow of this turning plow should follow a subsoil plow, kept down to the beam. The work of this plow is to lift aud loosen but not to turn over the subsoil. The pur pose aimed at are two-fold and oppo site. Wbea the surface soil is over charged with water a loose subsoil opens the way fur the escape cf it; and when the surface soil is dried by a drouth a loose subsoil allows the moisture to pass up for capillarity and respond to the demand of the thirsty soil above. I5y these means the soil' not only admits but intites and compels the entrance of the air and water. In other words, the soil i3 enabled to breathe and imbibe air and water the two all-powerful agents in soil digestion. Without a certain amount of free air and water all the fertilizing elements known to the soil would be utterly useless for plant growth. Rut whenever and wherever the soil is rightly prepared these great natural agents will surely enter and do their work willingly and well. Rut in or der that they may do their work the farmer must do bis, and bis work is to brake up, crush, grind, divide, pul verize and subdivide the soil. Flow and cross-plow, harrow and roll, and repeat each operation until the work ia thoroughly done. This is to pre pare for the corn crop as far as the natural soil goes. Remeaj lor Cabbaje Worms. Hellebore, lime, salt and fcimilar substances have been used with varied success for the destruction of cabbage worms. It is now stated that ' bran snd buckwheat answer the purpose better than any ether remedies that have been tried. The bran is pimply dusted ovf r the infest ed cabbage as soon as the worms mite their nrsrnr If mo I -nrra irewrr thirl alni ,n,l ful cf bran is renuired to erh clu : haen lirnl mil Knmptmipj ; ; ; must oe applied w&en tne worms are jjoung. When they are full, grown I or very strong, it does not appear to i affect ibcra. The buckwheat Hour is 1.11. ....... .L.. ... 1. t j ri.nru upon vnvui vv iceauts oi sieve, ; .i, ' . " " o 0 WBen me cJew is on vhe plants. If cne application docs Dot destroy the worms a second should be made. It is palpable that wheat flour, fine In dian meal or anv other pulverulent farinaceous substance would have- the fame effect The home circle walking orcund with the baby at nigbt. Unman Endnarnnre. J 'evada papers brio? us details cft two remarkable instances t l numan , iiio gcuueaiaa buperiuicuuiu3 endurance, one of which, at least, j contemplated grand hunt by a duoi seems almost bevced ' credibility, i ber of linglish and American gentle Tbe first is told 'by the Virginia men, was in the city, the reporter Chronicle of April CJ, and ia effect ! visitod him at his rooms at Saa Jau is as follows : j cinto last e?ening. The Colonel has "About fiftv miles from Virginia j been a resident of Tex3 for tweaij City, as the crow flies, is a little j five years. During the past seven mountain vale, known as Gravelley i years he has resided in London, and Valley. In the summer season it ia f it was there that the scheme entered a beautiful spot, green and luxuriant, j bis miad of organizing a huuiitg but it is snowed in curing most ci tDe ; w inter, ia i eoruary nst, two Hunt ers earned M. II. Itobinson and Da vid Knox, were ia the neighborhood lacking for game. At night they en camped in a small cabin, w hich had been used in former years by sheep- herders. During the dar tnty plored tho surrounding mountains, looking for bear and dear. Tiii-y I succeeded in killing a large cinnamon Ijear, w hich lhey dragged to the hut. The steaks cut from its. quarters served as aa agreeable change from their usual diet of eurcd bacon acd jerked venison. Oa tbo morning of Feb. 14, when twelve miles Irom camp, Robinson, ia getting on his brse, accidentally discharged Lis trun. aud the ball, tn ounce in weight, passed through Lis rigut neei, ifcc detriment cf tbc enterprise, a shattering it to fragments. Hiscoin-icomujii.ee was uppoiuted to go for panioa enveloped the wound in j ward and report. Ia copiiany. with snow, and tied it np in a piece of j Col. .M'Carty, thsy left London three saddle-blanket, end they started im-j weeks ago, and express themselves' mediatelv for the cabin. Upon their j delightsd with ibe trip so far. The arrival, Kcnx saw at once that it wts j party leave he;e for Gaatsville ; necessary to go for o physician, j from that place they go to the bead Robinson wa3 weak from loss of , of Salt Creek, w here thev will cs- blood, was utterly, unable to ride to j the nearest settlement, a distance of i forty miles, and the nature of bis in jury was such that he must 6ure!y die'unless medical assistance was pro cured. It was probable that it would be judged necessary to amputate the limb to save his "life. They were sworn friends; and Kncx, after plac ing the wounded man in a bunk, cov ering Lita with a blanket and leaving him two days provisions, bade him be of goad cheer until Li3 return. He rede all the night through a blinding storm, which set ia soon ar tpr bis departure, and arrived in Lake Valley soon alter daybgoL Ti c read passed over a huh ran: eoiih mountains which separates the two valleys. TLcre was no cessation in the storm, but having procured the assistance of a l.Lveiciaa who was knowa t0 Robiaf.on, they start , , reUirn. As they ascended the , ,lc moBntaio the deter mined men soon found that it was ! impossible to proceed any further. The snow was aJready four or five j feet deep, and was accumulating in great drifts. Half a dczea times I their horses fell into deep raviues from which they were extricated with difficulty, and they were at last compelled to turn mournfully back for their own preservation. The re grets they, felt at Robinson's fate were of no avail, but all through the wiuter Lis untimely end was dis cussed by bis' friends around their fireside. About ten days ago, wbea tbo snow wa.s pretty well off the ground a party. of men thought it their duty to go over into the desert ed valley and burv his body, lie was a boon companion, liked by 'ev erybody, and had a Lost o' friends. They crossed the mountain and co,mo in sight of tbc spot where the disas ter had occurred nearly two months before, with mouraful feelings. fbey arrived at the door of the cab in and were nliirbViDpr from their horses wheu a voice wutna was heard joyfully to exclaim: "Well, have you fellows got here at last? and Robinson came liropiag out upon a pair of crutches. The amazement of the party may bo immagincd. Xotic;ng their surprise, be said: 'You all thought I was dead, did you. I am not, but am as .w e.l as ever I was ia my life, except this leg.' And so it proved. He was aware that the storm which set ia upon Knox's departure would pre vent bis return, and at once set to work to make the best of the situa tiou. Ho kept bis wound dressed with snow, and whea his ready pro visions were exhausted draggad him self to the carcass of the bear at the door of the cabin and cut off a slice with bis butcher knife. Raw bear- meat and water from a mountain stream wbicb ran near by was all tbe susteaaace Le had for seven weens. This meagre diet, no doubt, kopt his foot from mortifying. The fever sub sided, the inflammation went down, and it soon began to heal. With a wiro which he tore off aa old broom ne probed tnc wound and drew out several pieces of bone. He then made a pair of crutches and was able to get around without difficulty, lie considered the snow-storm a lucky thing, as his leg would have been amputated had the physician arrived. Upon Lis return to Lake Valley he was welcomed as one come from the dead, aod the affair is the great theme of conversation the whole neighborhood." throughout The Bird unci tbe Bamboo. Nearly one thousand years ago a little female bird flew into the Mika do'a garden, holding in her bill a very small seed, which sho tried to bury in tho ground. The Mikado wished to know what kind of seed it was, so he ordered a girl to get it from tbe ground, but every lime she approached rt tbe bird suddenly flew down and took the feed ia ber bill and carried it awav. As soon, bow- ever as tbc girl disappeared, the bird returned and again buried tbc seed. The Mikado gave very strict orders that no one should touch it. Just ouo month after the day on which the bird first visited tho Mika- du'sgardeu be found on tbc spot where the Sfced. bad been buried a plant Daring a pair or small green leaves, different from any ho had ever seea jbtfore. Tbe bird cow came to the plant, and sang joyfully, and plucked out her feBthers and placed them around it: and, no matter how tbe weather plant. was, she daily visited tbc About this time a great many curi ous and useful things were imported from China, fuch as bocks, pens. bows and arrows, junks, etc. The Mikado thought it very probable that the bird came from China, as when he first saw ber firing she was coming from the west. Uy tbe Mikado's order the new plant was carefully tended and watched, because he thought it might sometime become very useful to tbe Japanese. Whea it bad grown about twenty inches high a single i Chinese letter was diocnvprl nn t he stem, and two letters were also found on the same stem to tbe right of it. These letters srtellpd tho n-nrrl "Ta ke," which the Mikado decided j was tbe name of the plant. "Take" lis tne woru mat is translated into Knglish as bamboo. In w hat shin Lave tbe ereatcst nuin- i ber cf People beea wrecked ? Court jship. ; ?omething about dogs ficas iMrgfi IlnntinK Party. Learning hat Col. W. L. Al Cartr, party, After a ma: deal of time, trouble and expense Le has partially succeed ed, and tLe party will commence operations about the Jot of July. It will coaaiot of souio twelve or hfteeu American and 1J3 IJugh&h geuile- ex-imen, mo?t of wb-.ui are iiublemen, their own wbo will brinqr wiiii tbem servants, guns aud dogs. The horS' ie$ are being purchatied' from uiuoug the be.-l blooded stuck m ibo famous blue gra.-s region of Kentucky. The party will rendezvous either ut Deui son or Dallas. Accompanying the colonel are half a dozen Kngiiob - gentlemen, wao come as tt committee to investigate for the party. A many false rumors and Tepons bare beea circulated to tabiish a permanent camp and report to the main party. The steamship Xevada Las been charted to bring tbc party to Xew York, and they will proceed direct to the camp, should the report of the committee be favorable which it un doubtedly will Lv;. The bunt is de signed to last seven rjonths.of which about three will be spent in Texas. They will hunt and scout up the Rio Grande to Fueblo, thence t Denver, and on to California, end return down through Kansas. The party will be orgaflized according to army regula tions, and be provided w ith acommiu sarv. -cuartermaster.' surgeon, brass - mr! A-c ' A f-kii ed photoeTar.ber . v f -. 4 -i . will accompany them prepared to take views of uil interesting views, scenery, kc. TLe whole party will number something over "00 mn Dallas (Texas) -herald;, ' 1 , The Scrantoa, Ytx.,-R-r:uUi(an of Wednesday says: 'George Shoemaker, engineer cf a coal train of some, fifteen cars, oa tbe Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, had an exciting experience a lew evenings ago ia tbe vicinity 0! Forks Station, oa the Focono Moua- tams. At that point there is a heavy krade toward the Delaware Water Gap, and whea witbia two miles of Folks Station, while tbc train was going at the rate of tea raile3 au hour, . the coupling broke, cutting some tea cars loose, and letting the engine shoo; rapidly ahead with five cars, wbich remained attached. Two brakotr.cn cn the severed cars, see ing tbey were left behind to the care of a swift momentum', became fright ened and leaped from their positions. As soon as they jumped off the brakes were relaxed, giving the cars full scope and increasing their veloc ity. Mr. Shoemaker, who was some distance ahead, seeing tbein approach fcared-tho ooaMKjuetices of a collis ion, and increased his spsed to avert tbe catastrophe of clashing with tbo runaway cars. Accordingly he main tained a swift course, passing Forks Stat'on with a shriek, and startling the officials at that place, who did not know what was tho matter. A minute later tho telegraph operator dispatched to Scranton thai train No. 2G had passed the station at the rate of sixty miles an hour, ne had scarcely sent tbc message before the runaway cars came crashing through the cut, and thundered through the station like a lightning flash, impell ed by the power of gravity. The people ia tbe vicinity of Forks Sta tion were alarmed by this time. Tbey thought all tho coal cars in Scranton were out for a holiday and dash'ng madly in the direction of the Water Gap. The operator sent a second and more exciting message than the first to lbe Scranton office, whilo the chase was being continued. After a five miles' rnn, Conductor Shoemaker so slackened speed grad ually as to render the shock of con tact with the pursuing train harmless, and in this way brought up with no injury save a good shaking and a fair share of excitement." . Backs Ucnt. The cultivation of buckwheat seems to be on an increase among the far mers or the United States. This is good economy,. for buckwheat will grow well on ragged or hilly land, where scarcely anything else will grow. Oa steep Bide hills, on thin soil, on stony gronnd, on land full of noxious weeds,, it will do well and have good effect in eradicating weeds and ameliorating the soil. It is next to clover the best grain crop to plow under as a manure, and often rives a good crup of wheat. Buckwheat is raised throughout Europe and Asia, and has been known for centu ries. It should form a crop on every farm, either for domestic consump tion or market, or both. It is valu able for family use, for chicken feed and pig feed wheu mixed with other grain and scalded, with hot water. The crop shouldbe sown, in this lat itude, tbe Iasfof June or tho first of July. Tbe reason for late sewing is to avoid the neat of tho sun and the great ri.-di of tbe early frosts be fore it is fully ripe, at which time it is easily injured. Delivering Wrila lo MheriOV Many persons think that tbe deliv ery, in tb absence of the Sheriff,, ol a writ to bis deputy, or, in case no deputy could be found, leaving it at bis known place of business, would constitute a legal delivery. Such, however does .cot appear to be the case, as the following will more duly explaiu : Recently the Supreme Court of this State decided a point of an appeal from tbe common pleas, which is important, as it d cides what constitutes the delivery of a writ to Sheriff. A writ or fieri facias was put in the hands of a therilf. On tbe return day tbe execution was stayed and a new writ issued. This writ was put in a pigeon bole in tbe protbonetary's oflice, wherein writs and other papeis of tbe sheriff were usually put. The same day a writ which represented another judgment was delivered to the Sheriff. Coun sel held that putting the writ in the pigeon hole was a legal delivery, and the case was so decided. Tbe op posing counsel carried the case to tio Supreme Court, where the deci sion of tbc court below was reversed; or, in other words, tbe putting of a writ in a "pigeon hole" is not a leiral delivery to tbe sheriff. JSrno Advertisements. J.' W. PATTON. C. O. HURST. jSTEW firm. N EW G OODS THE MEW FIRM OF ! Xo. 4, Baer's Block, are now in rwIpt or a atock of p-xxU lafite.1 to the present warns of the people. i'iircliual with in tlie last ten dara ami since the decline In the prices of SOiplosaiiil Ioniesli.t. tbey are enabled to oiler t-ial inducements to all In want of good! of every tlexription in luch variety as cannot be fuanJ anywhere elce in tuwn, comprising a gen eral assortment. They call special attention to their large aasorcmoot of CALICOES, r.leached au I Unbleached Muslins GINGHAMS, SHIRTING. TICKING, T BOYS AND MENS ' HEAVY PANT. STUFFS, iii Cottonailc, Double and Irish' Jeans, Satinets, Cassimeres, &c, DRESS GOODS, in Plain and Corded Alpaccas, Pop lins, Cashmeres, French Marrinoes, &c, STAPLE & FANCY NOTIONS, HATS Ss CAPS, SOOTS z SHOES, TOBACCO AND CIGARS, HARDWARE Tlie bsstassortment of Carpctings unci Oil Cloths ever brought to town. A larre stock of (ineens ware. Determined to be up to the times ia acsort ment. styles and prices, wo respectfully solicits call from those in want of eoods. feblg w T W. DAYIS Si BRO S Grocery and Confectionery SOMERSET, PA. We ilesiro to Inlorm the people of this comma nltv that we have purchased the Grocery and (,' fectionery ol H. F. Kncpper, Esu., opposite tba Barnet Huue, and have maile valuable addition to tbe already Cae stock of troo!s. We sell all the besturaaaso FLOUR, AND MEAL,' COFFEE, TEAS, 8COARS, KICE, 8VKUPS, MOLASSES, FISH, SALT, SPICES, APPLES, FuayoKixa ex rs acts, CRIED AND CASHED FRUITS. ALSO, COAL OIL, TOBACCO, CIOARS SNUFF, BROOMS, BUCSETS, TUBS, 4.0 All tin ts French aad cosanoa CANDIES, NUTS, CRACEERS FANCY CAKES, PERFUMERY, AKD TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS, BRUSHES, SOAP, Ac Also aa assortment of Toy, fee., tor the little folks. , If yon wnnt 'anything In Orocery and Con fectionery Uue cnU at , Davis' Cheap Grocery ; OPPOSITE THE BARNET HOUSE, thiv. -ly. C IIIEAP SIDE GROCERY. Just received at tbe Gheapside Grocery i A New Stock or Goods, NOTIONS' . GROCERIES, ; FLOUR, BACOX, FISH, SUGAR, SYRUPS. MOLASSES.. TEA, COFFEE, DRIED and CANNED FRUITS. &C, . ScC, tScC- Of the best qiiullt J, and will be sold at the very lowest cash prices. Call and see our stock, Opposite Somerset House, SOMEKSET,PA. F; K. Coira 1 Co. IMP0RTANTT0 ALL. Protection of vour Family fnm poverty, and In ease of sadden death yonr estate from bankruptrv; or in event of a loosr life a eotnoetenev n.r vour r.Lt ae. can be secured If you Dow avaU yourself of iv uwcuuuii u:iacnti ptan lumtsnea by tne NEW JERSEY I Theonly Company that can or do issue fheakove Jklnd of policies, the moat liberal ami (air in Its provisions of any in the world. Those who wish to avail themselves of Its many benofits ean ve the necessary docainents tarnish ed them to fill out, and additional and imporant information, by applying by letter or in person to F. E. GOODELL, MANAGER BttAXCU OFriCE, SS Fourth Are.,' Pittsburg, Pa. A responsible person Is wanted In this and ad Jotnlmr counties' to. present the above plan of In surance to tlie public, to whom a permanent and desirable position will be given. Address as above, mays PATTON HIST Kew Advertisements. JOHN F. BLYjMYER, DEALER IN Hardware, . Iron, Nails, Glass, Paints, OILS, 3cO, &0. Tho following is a partial list of goods in Stock : C trpenter's Tools. Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, Chisels, Plane Iron. A dzes. Ac. Black smith's Goods, Bellows, Anvils, Yices, Files, Hammers, &c. Saddlery Hardware, Tab Trees, Gig baddies, Ilames, Buckles, Rings, Bits and Tools. Table Knives and Forks, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Spoons and Razors, the largest stock in Somerset County. Painter's Goods, a full stock. White Lead, Colored Paints for inside and outside painting, Paints in oil, all colors, Yarnish, Turpentine, Flaxseed Oil, Brushes, Japan Dryer, Walnut Stains,' Sic. Window Glass of all sizes and glass cut to any shape. Tbe best Coai Oil always on hand. Our stock of Coal Oil Lamps is large and comprises very elegant styles. Ditston's Circular, Muley and Cross Cut Saws. Mill Saw Files of tbebest quailty. Porcelain-lined Kettles. Handles of all kinds. siiovEitS. :i?oiti4;, Mattocks, Grub Hoes, Picks, Scythes, Cast Steel, Step Ladders, Carriage Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, Doer Mats. Baskets, Tubs, Wooden Buckets, Twine, Rope Mop bticss, traps, fateelyard3, .Meat Cutters and Stuffers, Traces, Cow Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dust and Scrub Brushes, Horse Brushes, Cur ry Combs and Cards, Door Locks, Hinges, Screws, Latches and everything in the Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fuse, 4c, 4c, Tbe fact is, I keep everything that belongs to the Hardware trade. I deal exclusively in thi3 kind cf goods aud give my whole atttention to it Per sons who are building, or any one in need of anything in my line, will find it to their advantage to give me a call. I will always give a reasonable credit to responsible persons. I thank my old customers for their patronage, and hope this season to make many new ones. Don't forget the place STo, 3, "BJEIVS BLOCK." April 8 '74. JOHN F. BLYMYER. BARGAINS! BARGAINS!! BARGAINS!!! The New Store of Gf. R. PAEKEE, Dealer la Dry Goods, Fancy & Staple Notions, Eibbons, Embroidery, Laces, &c. Would be pleased to have his Friends and Patrons call and ex amine his Stock before purchasing elsewhere. Store Room on Main Street, opposite the "ISanict House." Somerset Pa. aprl 15. Cook & Beerits' FAMILY GROCERY Flour and Feed - We would most respectfully announce to out j fricixls and the .uld ie ireneralfT, in the town and vicinity of Somerset, that wj bars opened outln our NewStore on MAIN CROSS STREET, And ic addition to o full line of tbe best j Confectioneries. Xotlons, Tobaccos, Cigars, sic, j Wo will endeavor, at all times, to Ripply our cus-1 tamers with the BEST QUALITY OF j FAMILY FLOUR, I COItX-MEAL, OATS, SHELLED CORK, OA TS & CORN CHOP, BRAN, MIDDLINGS, Ami everything partalninj to the Feed Depart ment at the LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. FOP. CASH ONLY. Also, well selected stock of Qlasrware; Stoneware, Woodenware, Brushes oi al kinds, ana STATIONEEY Which we will sell as cheap as the cheapest. Please call, examine our (roods of all kinds, and be salisiied from your own judgment. Don't forget where we stay On MAIN CROSS Street, Somerset, Pa. Oct. 2. 1872. H, FOLLANSBEE & CO, Merchant Tailors, And MavufUoturer of Gent's, Youth's and Boys, Fastti (Mil an! MsMi GaoJs. 121 Wood Street, corner Fifth Ayenne, PITTSBURGH. aprl. KEYSTONE DI5iI.ti BOOKS, 2S Liberty Street, Plttaburch. Pa., W. IT. SIMPSON, Proprietor. meals a'FJlll nouns. -TUANSlE5T CUSTOM SOIJClD. sep 18 WIKE & YOUNG, BTJTGHEBS AND DEALERS, Wholesale and Retail, FHESH ALL KIXDS, SUCH AS BEEF, TOKK, 3IUTTOX, VEAL, LAMB, SAUSAGE, PDDDIXQ, BOLfXJXA AND , LARD, OUR OWN RENDERING. Market days, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur day. . . marlOTi HUES DMI7ALED PIANOS Endorsed by the leading artista. ; HAINES BROS.'-FIAJiOS, The cheapest first elasa Piano In tbe market. GEO. A. PRICE k CO.S' ORGANS. Over fitly three thousand of them now In ase. No other musical iiutrunMnt ever obtained the sam ) popularity. . ' CHARLOTTE BLUME, No. .19 Sixth Ava., Pittsburgh, Pa., Solo ascent for above. Send brPrle List and. Catalogue. Fall assortment of Sheet Muaia, Mu sic Bonks and small Musical lastr omenta. aprU Mitcellaneom. spades, hakes, Snpaths, Sledges, Mason Hammers, and Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loooking all sizes, Hay Pulleys, Butter Prints, !C.&G liar now opened i i Large and Complete Assortment or ! fjeods for Tall and Winter Wear. Tbey have a complete assortment ol Xjaclics' Furs, Dress Goods, Felt Skirts, Hoop Skirts, Bustles, Gloves, Shoes, Gum Sandals, And Felt over Shoes, MEN AND BOYS' Clothing, Boots and Shoes, HATS AND CAPS, GLOVES, 5cC. Underclothing for Men and Women A large assortment ot HARDWARE -rVTX3 QUEENSWARE, Carpets, Oil Cloths, &c. A large stock of fine and coarse SALT. By the Barrel orSaek Prices as Low as Possib'?. C. & G. II0LDERBAUM, Somerset, Pa. Oct. 80. NEW STORE! SCHELL ti WILSOJT would Inform their friends and the public generally, that they have G A'ERETT, n the line f the P. W. fc B R. R and now offer lor sale a a Ueneral Stock of Merebandlxe, eoo slsticgof DRY GOODS, CLOTIIIXG, QUEENSWARE, IIARDWARE, IIATS A CAPS, BOOTS & SHOES, ic, 4c, &e All ol which will be sold (heap for CAS 11 or tz ehand fr produce. WISHED-Lumber of all k tods, Konn. poles. Crnss. Ties, Bark, Staves, ax., Also, Wool, But ter, Eggs IM-eVIPIiE STJQAK, Bacon, Oraln of all klada. Furs, Sheep-Pelts, and Beeswax, for wkicb we will pa; tbe highest prices la Cash or Goods. SALT AND FISH. ! always hand. Givw us a call amlbbe convinced Mat we uuenu hi no ousiness and eanuot M untier sold. SCIIELL & WILSOS. STEVENSON & CAETf BIGHT, alasatacuuesa of Galvanized Iron Cornices, Window and Door Howls. Finlals. Turrets, Chim ney Caps, Ventilators, and all kiwis of Oalvania ed Iron Ornamental Work. Tla Koohna;. Spoat lnst. and all kinds of Jo6 Work promptly attend ed lo. Xo. 158 Federal St., AUcgheny City, Pa. may Holrbai 3Iiscellaneons. W XTTTI Agents for the best fcl Urn world. Sinsrle iwkaie. with eletrant priie, port paid.mn:s Vor other novelties send Mam p. Ad.treM, r. p. ouijjX. New Bedford, Mass. mixy l'J Dr. J. Walker's California Yin- cc;ar Hitters nro a purely Ycjctablo luciiaration, rj.ido chielJy from tbo na tivo l.crba found on tbo lower ranges cf tbe .S'.erra Nevada mountains of Cal'.for i:;a, tbo ir.cdieinal properties of v bic'a ;-.ru cNtracted thorcfiom withriut tlio uso of Alcobo!. Tbo qucsti.':i is abnosl y abrd. 'Y!iat i tbc caii?e cf tbo i:::; ;b-'.ed f.'.ccciS of YlXF.GAr. I!:t ty.i:' V Oi;r nnsv.ei ia, tliat tbev rcmovo t;:o r.j.o of tliseasc, and tbo patient re cove:? h:.3 Lcaltli. They are tba preat Utxxl pirif.eraiul alife-givip pnneip:?, a iir:(tct Kcnovator and luvipirator of ll:o Fyste::;. Never Leforo ia tbj !:istrr cf" tbo wcrbl kxi a Kit'divino tcr.i coisi'xiimilivl possc.itis tbo rcuiavkaolo q-.ia;.t:ci of Vl.xKfi.vst DliTKRS i:l teaime tb sicii of every uiscao ii im.i to. are a pent'.o Parjrativo ttsII .vs a T:.r rebcvii.g Conircficn or I:: baa tbo Liver Visceral 0:xa:.s Tjlil'l Of ia L.beus UiSo;asci The properties cf Dr.. Wai-kkh's Tiskcar Uirrkns are - ppricut. Dr.Ijorctle, Camin.itive. Niitr.t Litat.ve. u Sedative. Cu::r,'r br::.i::t Sadorii , A.lcri l:ve, Auti-Iw.oU.;. , Grateful Thousands proi-i.i'na Vix. XGAU DiTTEliS the n;a-t woiidcifa! I:i Tigorant tLat ever spitained th" wuius system. No rersoii can take these Kilters according to directions, and reniLibi Uvi unvrcI!rprovided their boucs are m.: di-. stroyed by mineral poison or oibe: means, and Tital organs waited bey ! repair. liilions,- Remittent and inin . mittent Fevers, which are s : . lent ia the raWeya cf our pre..: i. . : throughout tho Uuited State.. ; ei.i.... those of the ilisippi, Obi., Illinois. Tennessee, Cuinberlatid, Ark;.;:- sas. Kcd, Colorado, UrasuS, U:o Ura:;d., 1'carl, AUbasu:. ilobile. Savar.:::;!:, 1: - anoie, Jame3, ,i:ia many o..:cn, their vast tiibvtarie3, throu.lio-.-.t car entire country curing the uiuiner ;.i: t Auturnn, and remarkably so d::ii!i;i Jt.i sens of inmsaal heat and lry!;e.-i. a:o avariablv acco-.npauied bv ext!!- 'vu de rangements cf tiic stomach ami li-vr. and ether abdominal viscera. I:i t!.; ::- treatment, a purjrativc, csertin a p-i-.v- etiui inuucr.ee upon uicse i pans, is essentially necessary. T.if.e is no cathartic for the purpose. (;:;:; t Dk. J. Walker's Vie(;ai: !i;rn:;: as they iil speedily remove t!;e ib'.ib-colored-viscid matter with which tbo bote's arc loaded, at the same time stimulating the secretions cf tbe bver, and generally restoring tho healthy functions of the digestive orpan Fortifv the hotly asaiiisi uiseasf ly purifyicjr all its fluids with ViNi-.;.ut lliTTEiis. No ep:ucm:o cn i:iue ii", i of a system thus forc-anrcd. Dyspepsia or Indigestion. Ilea l ache' l'ahi in tho Shou!Jei3, Cu!.-. Tightness of tho Chest, Dizziness, si:r Kructations of tha Stomach, Ibid 'I'm: in the Mouth, Bilious Attack, I'iilpiia tatbm cf tho llcart, luflamimaii id tbe Langs, Tain in the region of tbo Kid revs, and a hundred other painf.il symp toms, are tho offsprings cf Iyspops:a. Oi;e bottle will prove n better guarantcf of its merits than a lengthy advertise ment. Serofnla, or Kind's Evil, Whit Swelbugs, C'cers, Erysicias, Swchi -1 Nit . Goitre, Scrofulous Ia3ainnut;iT.s. I iiu !. t Ir.nammations, Mercurial AbVctinr.s, u:d Soru. Eruptions of tho Sbin, Sure L'yus. etc. Ia these, as in nil other constitutional Dis eases, WaLKKb'S VlSEOAlt Bittkkh have shotrii their great curative powers in the most obtinato acd intractable raf. For Inflammatory and Chronic Khcnmatism, Gout, Bilious. Bemit tentand Intermittent Fevers. Di.seases of tl.e llliioj. Liver, Kblnevj a::d I'.l.idiliT. thce Bitten have no ennal. Such D: ea-"s are canned by Vitiated Blood. Jleehanical Diseases. reruns en gaged in l'aint3 and Minerals, sm.h . i'lamber. Type-setter-!, (i.b! latc:, aad Miners, us tbey advance, in life, are ul j r' to paralysi cf tho Bowi-M. T piai'l against Ibis, take a dose of V.kfu's Vin ta.tR Bittkhs occasional!". For S k i n D i seases, Km . : i o . ) s Tc : ter, Sait-ltiicuni, Bbitclics, ?int.j, l'in'.;.!j;. Pustules, BoiU, Carbuncles, Kir,? xoriii-. Si aid bea.l. Sure Eye?. Ery:p!', I'.ci:, Semi--. DiscLioration of th ?ki:i. li'mn-n and Diseases cf tho Skin of whatever naio or nature, are litera'dr dua up nr.d earned ont of tbe system ia a fbort tiinu ly the nso of l!ie.-e Bittern. Tin. Tape, and other "Worms, lurkins in the system of so many thousands, a s e!lccttia!ly lestrrved ami re'iioved. No svti'in of meilifiiie, m venniliipes, r,a n tiifb.'imitic t ill free the sy.'.vm tioi;i worms like thc.-e. Ibtterf. For Female Complaints, in young or oid. marrivd or single, at the uawii of itn !i:a:i!nM.d. or the turn of life, thoe Tonic Il.'.ters displec so decided an iii:bi i;ce that mprover.ie:. is f'H:i perceptible. Cleans? the Vitiated IJIood when ever yo'ititnt its imp iritiesborstii!? throtiii .;;e -l.m in I'nnpies. Erapiions. or Sres ; c.ea::-e it when you f.ud it o'.jstructvd aud s!".L-L'i-; in tbe veins : elnse it when it is f ; vour :'oi;h:i.2svvi!l te!l yon when. Keep ;!; I.food pure, and tl.e healtii of the v.,tcin u-,ii f dbnv. it. II. . IWMI.il A. Til.. l.'r'.: : Ul nwil :!H 1 .-.T of A -.ll lJ- ;.. m Mil lalrr. IT A T,T1& HAIR lENEWER Evcrv year increases the j opulari t y of tins "valuable Hair Preparation ; which is due- to merit alone. Wc cm a'sure oor old patrons that it is kept fully up to its hidi standard; an 1 it is the only reliable and perfect ed preparation for restoring Gray c:j Faded Hair to its youthful color, nink'mo; it soft, lustrous, and silken. The scalp, by its use, becomes white and clean. It removes ail eruptions and dandruff, and, by its tonic prop erties, prevents the hair from filling out, ai it stimulates and nourishes, the hair-glands, its use, the halt groH'3 thicker and stronger. Iu baldness, it restores the capillary glands to their normal vigor, and w ill create a n;w rrrow th, except in c.-treinc ol 1 age. It is the most eco nomical U.viii Dhessixg ever used, a;; it requires fewer applications, and gives the hair a splendid, glossy appearance. A. A. Hayes, 31. D., State Assayer of Massachusetts, says, "The constituents are pure, and care fully selected for excellent ouality ; and' I consider it the Best PiiEPA katiox for its intended purposes.'? 6y all Drugqittt, and Dealers in Jltd:H(1, Fries Ono DsUr-r, Buckingham's Dye. FOE THS WHISKERS. As our IJcnewer in many cases rc juires too long a time, and tM much care, to restore gray or faded Wliiskers, we have prepared this dye, in om preparation ; which will quickly and effectually r.ccomp'i-h this rcsulL It is easily applied, and produces a color which i 1 neither rub nor wash off. Sold by all Druggists. . Price Fifty Cents. Manufactured by R. P. HALL & CO., NASHUA. N.H.