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WeDNESDAT...- Anpist . lTt. REPUBLICAN TICKET. STATE TREASURES, SAMUEL BUTLER, CF CHESTER. The Republicans of Mains are making an exceeding! j vigorous cam paign, and with bright proepecta ci redeeming the State from the grip of the Greenback-Democratic combina tion. Secretary Sherman has been followed on the f tamp by "Old Zach" Chandler, and the stalwart Michi gander baring bin gan loaded for bear, is doing most effective work. What a poor devil Stone, the Dem ocratic Governor of Miiwisfcippi, murt be! The bulldozers rule that State with the shot-gun and no man dare be a candidate for office against their eweet will, and yet this poltroon dare not raise his voice against the daily outrages perpetrated on the citizens, whose rights under the law he has sworn to protect, nor make an effort to briag the violators of the law to justice. The Beed lately sown at Yazoo City, Mississippi, has yielded a speed v crop. Bulldozing is the order of the day in that Democratic para dise. A committee of Democrats last week waited on Mijor Litton an independent candidate in Rankin county and ordered him to withdraw. This is a simple but effective way of making a solid Democratic South. There is nothing like the shot gun policy to 6ecure Democratic majori ties. As usual when a blind man ran see that the Republicans are going to be the upper dog in the coming fight the Trohibitionieta will attempt to assi6t the Democracy by putting a third ticket in the Geld. Accordingly, a call is published for a Prohibition State Convention, to meet in Altoo na, on the Oth tf next month. Fire way, gentlemen ! The Republicans of this State are just now in the hu mor to thrash your combined forces to tho tune of thirty thousand 1 Frank IIighes, the great Demo cratic Greenback demagogue of this State, who iB in San Francisco ae the Chairman of a Congressional junketing committee, made a speech there a few nights since, in which he advocated the expulsion of the Chi nese from the United States. It used to be our boast that this was a free country, but with the aid of Frank Hughes, Dennis Kearney, rifle clubs, shot guns, and other Democratic in strumentalities it is proposed to make it a close corporation to be ruled by Southern Brigadiers. That Democratic Congressional investigating committee is making some rare discoveries in Cincinnati. Thus far the investigation shows that Major Batterworth, the Repub lican candidate for Congress, was compelled to spend more money try ing to keep Kentucky Democrats from voting in Ohio, than he did to get Republican voters to the polls. No wonder that the Cincinnati Dem ocrats were mad at this interference with their old time custom of im porting voters, and tried to annoy Major Butterworth with this investi gation. The immense crops throughout the country have literally knocked the wind out of the Democracy. They calculated to make their cam paign on the cry of hard times and Republican responsibility for them, but the bursting granaries of the west and northwest, the renewed hum of machinery throughout the land, the increasing prices of labor and ef commodities has drowned the voice of the croakers, and has brought home to the business interests of the country an intelligent appreciation of Republican statesmanship. Clear the decks for the battle of 1SS0! One by one the conciliation journals are returning to the stalwart Republican faith. The logic of events is irresistible. Harper's Weekly, that was so eager to placate the South has, been converted by recent occurrences in the land of the bulldozer, and expresses itself thus : "Xow, if exposing and opposing flagrant, forcible, ani confessed at tempt at usurpation is shaking the bloody-shirt, the bloody-shirt has become the banner of American lib erty, and he who does not ware it is a contemptible coward. " If reports be true, the coming trial of the parties charged with attempt ing to bribe certain members of the Legislature to sustain the Riot dam age bill, last winter, will be notewor thy on account of the eminent legal ability employed in the case. The committee appointed by the Legisla tore to prosecute tno offenders have retained Senator Matt. Carpenter, of Wisconsin, and Judge Jere. S. Black, and Franklin B. Gowan, President of the Reading railroad company, of this State. The accused will, of course, employ counsel able to compete with these three eminent lawyers, and the trial will b j a battle of the giants. For years past the Democratic re formers have gone op and down the land shouting themselves hoarse about the corruption and extrava gance of Republican office-holders Tilden , the knave, was rnn as their Presidential candidate on a platform demanding honesty and reform, and , the entire force and energy of that party since Hayes's election has been devoted to the task of attempting to convict the National Government of fraud and maladministration in the conduct of civil affairs. Investiga tion after investigation has been be gun, until one " half of Congress has bien turned into smelling coirmittecs, and as oon as one scheme failed, an other has been tried for the purpose of ferreting out the alleged corruption of Republican officials. In the face of these brazen and oft-iterated charges of dishonesty, comes the letter of Commissioner Raum, who with a proper pride and natural gratification in th successful administration of his office, calls public attention to the fact that during the pasi three years the internal revenue officers have col lected taxes amounting to over $343, 000,000, without loss to the Govern ment of a single cent, and at cost of less than four per cent. It may be said, and with truth, that the col lectors of internal revenue did no more than their duty, and are not en titled to any special commendation for being commonly honest, batthe fact that they are honeEt, and not corrupt, is not what the Democratic reformers wanted to have proven, and, therefore, instead of rejoicing over the evidence that these Repub lican officials are honest in the dis charge of their duties, they first at tempted to disparage the Commis sioner's letwr, and failing in thia.now declare that it is nothing but a cam paign document, the influence of which they are endeavoring by every means to counteract. There is a mo ral in (his which cannot escape pub lic observation. Professmg to be controlled bv purely patriotic motives and an honest desire for the purifica tion of the public service, these re form Democrats have lifted up their hands with holy horror over the ter rible corruption which their evil im aginations had conjured up ; but it being made manifest that honesty prevails where conu.ion was not only imagined, but openly charged, instead of rejoicing as patriots should njoice over Commissioner Raum'o report, they parade their chagrin be fore the public, end thereby expoEe their own hypocrisr, and unmistaka bly prove that they are governed solely by the narrowest and basest partisanship. It is said that the amount of gold on the way to this country is estima ted at $2,500,000, and the current will steadilv increase. We have tak en in all the bonds that foreigners can spare us, and still the balance of trade is enormously in our favor. IIesdkick B. Weight's committee which started out to find the causes of depression, discovers on all sides in which it pursues its inquiries the the evidence of revival in business. How the old man will elaborate these facts remains to be seen. The Cincinnati Commercial hits the nail on the head when it says: Republican principles, like the dol lar of the daddies, are good all over the country, but Democratic princi ples, like the old 'wildcat' money of the States, depend upon locl':ty .for circulation." The New York Times thinks that nothing will now save the Democra cy of Ohio but a blight in the corn or disastrous freshets before the bar- vest is fully secured. A party that makes its sole capital from the mis fortunes of the country is in a bad way, especially during a period like the present, when signB of prosperi ty multiply on every hand. The Government did not lose a dollar in the Internal Revenue Bu reau bv the defalcation of a collector Every dollar of ?113,000,000 collect ed during the last fiscal year was paid into the Treasury. Let the Democratic press of the country take special notice of this fact. It is worth while to keep it before the people. $113,000,000 collected by Republican officials and every dollar of it paid into the Treasury! That's business. The Ilarrisburg 'Telegraph says the trial of the persons alleged to have been using improper means to influence members of the Legislature to vote for the Riot bill can hardly take place during the coming court week, and it is expected that a spe cial term of criminal court will have to be held, which will necessitate the drawing of an extra jury list There are twenty-two indictments altogeth er against the accused, as follows : Salter, 9 ; D. K. Shoemaker; 1 ; E J. M'Cune, 1 ; C. Long, 1 ; Jesse R. Crawford, 4 ; A. W. Leisenriog, 2 ; W. II. Kemble, 4. The C nited States consular report just issued by the Government con tains some important facts in rela tion to labor and waces. It is main ly a comparison of the European rates of wages and prices of the necessaries of life with those of tue United States. In every case the report shows that the American 1a- lorer is better paid, and can main tain himself and family at less cost than the European workman engag ed in u simalar branch of industry From this report it would seem the English workman seems to have the best opportunities for bettering him self, but strikes and tippling are the fatal drawbacks to his advancement In England destitution and despair appear to stare the working class in the face. Their condition is deplora ble. In France and Germany, though wages are low, the laboring people are thrifty and contented. On the other hand, discontent seems one of the national traits of the American laboring man. Within the past few months much has been written concerning the con dition of labor in Europe, but nearly every exhibit of this kind has been open to the criticism that prejudice or interested motive might have : in spired it' As regards the depres sion ia English agricultural ... and manufacturing districts, Parliamen tary discussions have given ' valuable data, but even in these cases party spirit has frequently manifested it self, and the unprejudiced, looker-on was not always sure what portion of the statement could be accepted as strictly true. It is well nigh impossi ble to arrive at a tborcugnly-accorate knowledge of the condition of labor in those countries, but tbe course our Government ha3 adopted will ap proximate as nearly to that result as may be. Yhe reports of the United States Consuls throughout Europe hare been carefully examined and arranged for publication, and the re sult is to give an exceedingly valua ble statement of the situation. The reports clearly prove a condition of things which will be a surprise to most people in this country. Tbey show: First. That wages in the United Siases are double those of Belgium. Denmark, France and England; three times tl ose of Germany, Italy and Spain, ac I four times those of the Netheriac . Second. Tfc . tho prices of the necessities of ii.e are lower in tbe United States than in Europe, and tiiAt tbe laborer in the United States, were be satisfied with tbe scanty and miserable fare upon which tbe Euro pean laborer must live, can purchase like food for less money than it can be purchased in Europe. Third. That tbe French working people, with far less wages, are hop pier than the working-people of Great Britain, who receive the highest wages in Europe, on account of the steadiness and economical habits of tbe former, and the Btrikes, drinking habits and consequent recklessness cf the latter. Fourth. That more misery results from strikes, drinking, Socialism and Communism in England and Ger many than from all other causes combined, hard times included. Congress provided for the publica tion of 15,000 copies of these reports. Tbey should be wisely distributed. Intelligent working-men who read them cannot fail to be benefited there by. Not having been put forth in the interest of any party or any sys tem of "reform," they ought to have a great influence for good in this country. The present development of the United States as a grain-producing country is at once a source of gratifi cation and astonishment But the wondrous results that have thus far been brought about seem to be but trifles when comparison is made with the possibilities cf the future, and particularly with respect to the re sources of the new Northwest, it appears that during the seven months ending with March, 1878, the rail way and .Government authorities sold in Minnesota and Dakota, for actual settlement, 2,550,000 acres of land. In Manitoba last year there were al lotted to actual settlers 3,000,000 acres. The average yield of wheat per acre in this region is quite unpre cedented. Tbe statement is made, and apparently on good authority, that north of the United States boun dary, in 1877, along the Assiniboine river, 400,000 acres gave an average yield of thirty bushels to the acre. Regarding the region of country ly ing north of the boundary line, its future possibilities are thus set forth by a writer ,in the Nineteenth Cen tury: la the centre of this immense body of land is Lake Winnepeg, 300 miles long by 50 or GO miles wide literal ly the future Black sea cf -Canada. At three of its four corners it receives the waters of as many large rivers, the main trunks of a hundred smaller ones. At tbe remaining northeast angle a fourth and large river, the Dardanelles of the system, conveys the accumulated waters of nearly a million square miles into Hud son bay. Tbe Saskatchewan, by one branch runs a course of 1,054 miles, and by the other 1,092. Both branches have been navigated by steam for 1,000 miles each. Both these rivers drain the so called "fertile belt," which contains 90,000,000 acres of the finest wheat land in the world. Within five years it is expected that 4,000,000 acres of this Boil will be under wheat cultiva tion, thus adding 100,000,000 bushels to the wheat product of the world, and just tbe quantity which was shipped from the United States to tbe United Kingdom during the eight shipping months from September. 1877, to May, 1878. Republican Hetaarn. The universal prosperity of the country is a terrible thing for the Democracy. As long as we had hard times, dear money, idle mills and high prices, it was all due to the Republican party, that was driving the nation to poverty as fast as it could ; but just as Boon as tbe policy of the Republican party begins to bear fruit, and with resumption and protection of American industries the United States begins to assume its place as tbe granary and tbe workshop of the whole world, we are told that it is the result of the Democratic criticism. It might as well be borne in mind all the time that tbe very measures to which the country owes its unexampled pros perity now are those which have been most bitterly fought by the Democratic party. Even tbe land grant system, by which the railroads of the great west have been nursed into existence, has been the main cause of our ability to market a grain crop almost large enough to feed the world. North American. A Mysierloas Harder. Baltimore, Aug. 13. Tbe Sun has a special this morning, which states that a colored man, named John Crampton, living on the farm of Mr. Hugh Kiernan, on the road leading from Beetsville to Bowie, in Prince George's county, was shot and killed by an unknown parly. On Monday night Crampton was sitting at supper with his wife and three children, with his back to the rear door of his dwelling, when two shots were fired, killing him instantlv the loads being from a douMe-barrel sbot- gun, filled with large sized buckshot. His wife said he died instantly. Tbe contents of the gun entered at the base of the skull and went upward into the brain. Footsteps were seen leading from an ambush to Cramp ton's house and Mr. Kiernan thinks tbe murderer has been in the vicinity for several nights, as tbe path be tween his hiding place and the mur dered man's house shows signs of caving long been used. Tbe tracks of the murderer as he ran are wide apart, and show him to hare beat a hasty retreat Supicion points to several parties as having .committed the deed, but pending tbe inquest no reliable information can be obtained. DealA of Bra. Darrall. Mrs. Darrall, mother of Hon. Ches ter B. Darrall, lately a representative in Congress from Louisiana, died in Bearer on Saturday last Tbe fam ily removed to Bearer from Somer set some five or six years ago. The deceased was a widow and leaves three sons and fire daughters to mourn her loss. A IIUMUw WMCtpMt St. John, N. B., August 11. An extra edition of tbe Monileur Aca dien contains the following particu lars of the great storm at liuctouche : About ono o'clock Wednesday af ternoon the sky was covered with dark thick clouds and heavy thunder claps were beard in the distance. This presaged a tempest, but nobody expected the terrific one that plunged the people of the Northbank in ter ror. Seme thick clouds plowed the sky, and twa especially enormously large and black, approached each other from opposite directions and came into collision at Rich Core, about two miles above . St Mary's Church. The shock was terrible, forming a water spout conical in shape and frightful in size. The cy clone moving toward tbe east, trav ersed several woods, uprooting and raising everything in the course of its passage for a wiatn of two acres. Three farm houses, with barns and stock, were scattered about the fields. Advancing toward the east in a zig zsg fashion, the waterspout, in the twinkling of an eye, reached Bnc touche Church, where it wrought its last destruction on the side cf the Frith, and then lost itself in the sea. On tbe river the waterspout lifted two arches from the top of tbe big bridge to the south of tb channel and launched them a hundred paces below. The covering of the mill on tbe south side and partly on tbe north Bide was carried off and the crown was injur ed. Returning to tbe river, the cy clone moved back to strike the con vent, the church and presbytery, and it is here especially that the ruins are enormous and the destruction inde scribable. The convent was consid erably damaged, the church steeple was raised on one side many feet, and the church itself was otherwise con siderably damaged outside and in. The presbytery is a mere mass of ru ins. The violence of the cyclone was tremendous. Houses were raised 30 feet and dashed to pieces. At St. Mary's Church trunks of trees, poles, pieces of wood, etc,, traversed the air with the rapidity of lightning. A laree heavv hay cart, that had been left near a "barn at St Mary's, was transported a quarter of a mile, and a carriage was smashed to atoms. Ricks of hav. containing 20 tons, nearly disappeared before the torna do. One of the gallery benches of the Buct ":che Church was carried through a window into tbe presby tery. Tbe number of dead and woun ded, large as it appears, is wonder fully small considering the circum stances. Among the dead are the wife of Etrenno Dnplessis, who was confined to her bed with Bickness, and was found dead in it in ber demol ished house ; Jean Squaw, wife of Thaddeus, who had her bead broken by stones from a chimney ; a two year old child of Alexis Roy, who died yesterday of wounds received. Among tho wounded are Alexis Roy, dangerously bruised all over bis body; Mrs". M. Giriourd, whose skull is fractured and who remained insen sible untif this morning; Narcisse Cheese, wife and two daughters, badly brui.-ed ; Ansel Allain, sick in bed and much bruised; a little girl of Philip Coemier, burnt foot; two little girls of thomas Ward, legs crushed ; an Indian widow, fractur ed skull and other injuries, and ex pected to die ; two young Indian girls, broken arms ; a young Indian wounded in the leg ; a child of Yitol Geriourd, fatally injured. The num ber of houses destroyed is more than 80. The losses amount to over $100, 000. Hag-aed by Bear. A few days ago John L. Campbell, Wm. Wbitemao, J. A. McNerney, of Lock Haven, Pa., and a gentleman named Brown, who were camping on Mosquito creek, in Clearfield county, left camp to go to Clifford Ron, four miles distant, to fish for trout Each, in addition to fishing tackle, carried a rifle, in tbe hope of getting a shot at a pack of wolves that have their lair in a wild gorge at the head of Clmord run. When about three miles away from camp while passing through tbe wood, McNerney sepa rated from the rest of the party, and soon afterward was startled by a noise in the brush a short distance to his right Looking in that direction be saw a small bear cub. He gave chase and captured it So elated was he with his success that he had failed to notice the approach of the maternal Brum until she was within a few feet of him. Being unable to get to his rifle, which be bad laid aside when he pursued the cub, he clasped the young bear under his arm and darted down the mountain side. The enraged dam followed, and, be. fore the hunter was aware of it, he was in tbe animal's rode embrace. He tried to free himself, but in vain, and he bepan to cry for help. Camp bell and Whiteman heard him and arrived not a moment too soon. They found McNerney in Bruin's embrace, bis clothes literally torn in shreds, and his body so badly lacerated from the teeth and claws of tho animal that be was helpless. Whiteman and Campbell advanced to within a few feet of their comrade, and taking de liberate aim fired at tbe bear. Al though both charges took effect, the contest was not ended. With a sav age grow, the infuriated animal sprang upon Whiteman, bearing him to tbe ground, the shock rendering bim insensible. At this juncture Brown arrived, and sent a bullet through the brain of the beast, kill ing it instantly. The wounded men were then carried back to camp and their wounds dressed. Bears are numerous in the mountains of Clear field county, and berry -pickers are frequently driven home by them. TbeVreat Trailer. New York, August 10 Edwin Forrest, driven by John Morpbv, made tbe fastest mile that was ever made in the world, yesterday after noon, on the three-quarter track on Mr. Bonner's farm, near Tarrytown. The first quarter was made in .32J, tbe ball in l.Oo J, tbe three-quarters in 1.38$, and the full mile in 211?. Three watches were held on him. The fastest made the mile in 2 11 and tbe slowest in 2.12. Consequent ly the time, according to rule, is 211J. Seal and Lire Stack Bblpaieaca. New York, August 9. The fol lowing shipments to Europe of fresh meat and live stock were made to day : By the Henry Edge, for Ant werp, 254 head of cattle and 415 sheep; the YindoUna, for Antwerp, 150 bead of cattle ; the City of Lon don for London, 500 head 'of cattle ; Celtic for Liverpool, 100 tons of iresh meat ; Italy, for Liverpool, 590 quarters of iresh beef, 230 bead of cattle and 2oQ sheep ; Alsatia, for London, 173 head of cattle, 599 quarters of bee' and 175 carcasses of sheep, and the Ethiopia for Glasgow, 150 bullocks, 800 quarters ot beef and 200 carcasses of cheep. Doaala Marker. St. Louis,. August 14 A cold blooded and most atrocious double murder was committed here to-night Thaddeus Baber, a plumber, who keeps a small shop at the corner of Sixth and Poplar streets, and who lived with bis family, concbuiog of a wife, a little boy abi.i -' en years old, and bis wite'a .mtr, aa old German woman nariieu Scbandler, at 815 Sou. h Foanb street, quarreled with bis wife four or five days ago and lett home. About half-paot sev en o'clock to-night be returned, slip ped into the bouse, and while bis mother-in-law sat reading and his wife was lying on a bed in the same room, fired a ballet into Mrs. Sen an gler's brain, killing her almost in stantly, and then ' shot his wife through the left breast, inflicting a mortal wound. He then left the bouse, but was arrested a few min utes later and locked up. Aside from the fact that Mrs. Ruber was very weak from tbe efftsct of the injury re ceived she was extremely reticent and wouid give no particulars of tbe affair or tell what tbe quarrel be tween her and her husband was about. She was sent to the hospi tal. Baber has made a btatement since his arrest to the effect that he form erly lived at Richmond, Ya. ; that tbe young woman be shot to-night is not nis wife, bat be has lived with her as such off and on for several years; that he wished to marry her, but tbe old woman, her mother, would not consent; that the woman forced her daughter to.prostitute her self for money as a Bource of revenue, and that sho was vicious and vila; that when he left the house a few days ago it was in consequence of a quarrel with Mrs. Schnudler about cer daughter, he wishing to marry the latter, but the old woman refus ing to give her consent ; that be went to tbe bouse to-night under the im pression and believing a man was there with the daughter, and if so he wanted to know it; that when he entered the rooai in which tbe wo men were, Mrs.: Schundler drew a pistol on bim and he shot: ber; that be did not intend to shoot the daugh ter, but after tha first shot was fired he heard a noise in tbe adjoining room, the door of which opened, and thinking he saw a man he raised hia pistol hastily to defend bim self, when it was discharged unintentionally, the ball striking tbe young woman in tbe breast as above S'.ated. lie regrets this part of the affair yery much, but rather glories over the killing of the old woman and eays ho ia willing to hang for it. Tbe child mentioned above is now said not to belong to either Baber or tbe young woman. Trimont Ttmple Deilreycd itj Fire. Boston, August 14. A fire broke out to-night in tho rear portion of the roof of Tremont Temple, adjoining the rear of the Parker House. The flames got pretty good headway be fore the arrival of the fire department, and before the engines got fairly at work tbe roof was destroyed and a portion of the walls on the side and rear bad fallen io, almost completely demolishing the building. The fine organ, near which tbe fire broke out, is ruined, and the building is very thoroughly gutted. The blaze soon assumed tbe proportions of an exten sive conflagration, and tho proximi ty to the Parker House caused great alarm among the , guests, nearly all of whom had retired, but rapidly made ready forjpeedj exit Be yond tbe slight seorcbing of the walls in tbe rear portion, ot the hotel no material damage,' was done. The loa on tbe TempK, owned by tbe American Bible Society, is estimated at from $100,000 to $120,000. Sev eral firemen were injured by falling walls, but none are thought to be dangerously hurt Ball road Collikloa. Philadelphia, August 14. A collision on the Atlantic City Nar row Gauge Road this erening be tween an excursion train of nine cars and a freight train from Atlantic City, resulting in tbe death of fire persons and slight injury to two oth ers. The freight train was expected to reach Clementon to allow the ex cursion train to pass. When Hearing Clementon the trains came in sight and the engin eers whistled down brakes. The freight train slowed up considerable, but tbe excursion train was going at a rate of about 15 miles an hour. When tbe engines came together tbe freight train was partially thrown over the enbankment, but tbe excur tion train remained on the track. Tbe engineers and firemen finding a collision inevitable, saved themselves by leaping fromthe engines. When the whistles blew tbe conductor on the excursion train rushed to one brake and two brakemen to the oth ers, and these in the collision were jammed to death, together with a deaf and dumb boy and a passenger standing upon the platform. Pas sengers in the cars were not injured, except two slightly. Tbe 300 passengers, men, woxen and children were taken from the cars through the windows. Some continued the trip to the seaside, but tbe far greater number returned home. The bodies of tbe dead were taken to Camden. Riot Dill Cases (Join latotbe Con r Is. Philadelphia, August 11. Chas. B. Salter was arrested this after noon at the instance of the riot bill investigation committee on a charge of corrupt solicitation of members of the legislature in connection with the riot claim bill, and entered bail for his appearance in Dauphin county. Wm. II. Kemble was also formally notified to enter bail at Harrisburg on a similar charge. The investiga tion committee held a meeting to'day at Harrisburg, when tbe details of prosecution were arranged. They have engaged as attorneys for the prosecution Senator Matt Carpenter, of Wisconsin : Judge Jere S. Black, of Pennsylvania, and Franklin B. Gowan, President Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. Chair man Wolfe states that tbe case will be vigorously pushed, and the trial is expected to come off early in Sep tember. Harrisburg, Pa., August 12. Charges of corrupt solicitation of members of the Legislature, in con nection with tbe riot claims bill, have also been brought against Jesse R. Crawford, of Blair county ; Dr. Shoe maker, of Dauphin county: Alexan der Leisenrinsr. of Carbon conntr : J. McCune and Christopher Long, of Cumberland conntr, and the addi- .... - tioaal cbanre of penary in Craw ford's case. Eminent counsel have been secured for both sides and the Investigating Committee are using every effort to have tbe cases tried at the August term of Court which opens on the 25th instant i ma eattie n Fiva Hen lulled and Many Ssimsly Injure! BLOODY TIEES EXPECTED. Quebec, August 15 Tbe ship laborers' trouble culminated to-day in a fearful free fight in the lower town, in Cbamplain street, near All an Roe Si Co. 'a wharf. No. 5 sec tion of tbe Society seceded, consider ing they were not properly treated, and formed an independent Society composed almost entirely of French Canadians. This morning they walked in pro cession through the streets to show their strength, but when on the way to tbe Cove were set upon by a large body of tbe parent Society. There was 'about 3,000 men on tbe Freucb Canadian side, but nt so many on the other, which was com posed principally of Irish Catho lics. Shots and blows were - freely ex changed to the injury of a great number in the crowd. The French Canadians were finally driven back, having lost, according to report, fire killed and several wounded. Tbe Mayor did not allow the police to in terfere, as he has but 40 men. Tbe Frenchmen baiog rjpuhed old Society men gathered in groups and expressed a determination to keep them out of tbe street. Two cannons were in 'position at Kincbel ler's wharf and one at Martin's. Men were well armed with revolvers, boat-hooks and axes. Blood on tbe siaewalk showed where the wound ed fell. Tbe men were warned by the Chief of the Water Police not to advance, but persisted. While re treating after defeat they turned oc casionally to fire upon their assail ants. When the procession people rallied they went to Cape Blanc and sacked two houses occupied by Irish. Hardware stores were robbed of firearms, end six or seven guns were taken from a store on Fabrinque street AH the shops in the low er town and on Mountain hill have their 6huUers up. It has been re marked there were not 50 ship labor ers in tha whole line of procession. A war of races seems to have begun. Pierce Giroux is the only person re ported killed. A dozen men are known to be wounded seriously by bullets, A meeting of French Canadians was held in Jacques Cartier Market Hall in tbe afternoon, at tbe close of which they assembled on the plains to che number 1,800, all armed with rifles, shot guns and revolvers. A rush was made for the city, and the principal greets of St. Louis suburb were invaded, tbe crowd howling and firing as they ran. Irishmen are said to be in motion and the crowd is dispersing. Volunteers will be called cut. Bloody work is ex pected. Later. The utmost excitement prevails. A large meeting has been be!d. Military are under arms. Bat talions bivouac at tbe drill shed, rink and citadel. The Mayor declined to act as chief magistrate for the city. Magistrates met in the afternoon and called out the military ; they also agreed that a citizen's patrol should if possible be arranged for the protec tion of the upper town. Mayor Montizambert has had guns placed in the embrasure overlooking Cbamplain street One of the wounded men named Fleurie died to-night; another named Barbeur will probably die. Twenty-six men are known to be wounded more or less seriously. The police are powerless, and are all massed at Number One Station) Consequently the city is in the bands of tbe mob. Hydrophobic. SniREMANTOWX, Pa., Aug. 13. One of tbe largest funerals ever known in this valley occurred here to-day, being that of Mr. Levi A. Smitb, a well known farmer, who died from hydrophobia. On last 4th of July Mr. Smith noticed a sore on bis little dog and attempted to ascer tain the extent of it In doing so be was bitten in tbe finger, and in re turn killed the dog. On Monday, August 4th, he felt a severe pain in his arm, and on Tuesday tbe pain bad reached his shoulder and back. He became quite ill, and on the fol lowing night Bent for a physician. Notwithstanding medical aidhe be came worse, and on the following Thursday evening death ended bis sufferings, wbich were agonizing in the extreme. Tbe funeral took pUce from Mohler's Church, there being over 250 carriages ia the procession and over COO paople at the grave. Wife Harder. Fincastle, Ya., Aug. 12. James Stevens, living on a place three miles south of here, killed his wife on Sun day by shooting her in the breast Her little daughter, 10 years old, wit nessed the tragedy. The family were lying down in the fore part of tbe day. Mrs. Stevens had gotten up and was arranging about dinner, when Mr. Stevens came to tho kitch en, and after quarreling a short time threatened to shoot ber, and started for bis pistol in an adjoining room. Securing it he went back to tbe door ot the kitchen and met his wife. Seizing her, a tussle ensued, in which be finally killed ber. He has fled. Jealousy is tbe cause. It ia thought he is slightly deranged. Both par ties are highly respectable and well connected. The mother leaves four children, the oldest being about tea years of age. Mr. Stevens is 45 and bis wife 40. Kinjcalar Accident. Keokuk, Iowa, August 15. A construction train on the St Louis, Keokuk and Nortbwesten road, was thrown from the track yesterday twenty miles south of Clarisville, by backing upon a cow. Nicholas Du bois, chief engineer, was instantly killed, being thrown upon a pile of rocks and his skull chruhed. Tbos. J. Carroll, conductor, had one leg broken, and James Brady was bruis ed. Mr. Dupois resided in Washing ton, D. C, and came here as engin eer in building tbe St Louis exten sion had just completed it and was making a map of the road before goinr; home. His wife and daugh ter are now in Chicago on their way to Washington. The remains will be brought here and taken to Great Bend, P., for burial. Mr. Dupois was 57 years old and an eminent civil engineer. Dtstresslaff Casqalty. Halifax, August 14. The wife of Rev. Andrew Merkel, the rector of Chester, was so badly burned yester day that her life is despaired of. She was .riding in a carriage with her husband, wbo was smoking a cigar, when a spark from tbe cigar ignited Mrs. MerkePs clothing, and before it could be extinguished her body was badly bnrned. Latter-Day Balals Excited. Oodex, Utah, August 12. The conviction and imprisonment of Rey nolds for polygamy, tbe murder of Standing, tbe Mormon preacher, in Georgia, and the imprisonment of George Q Cannon, delegate to Con gress, and other executors of the Brigbani Young estate, have caused a bitter feeling, and tbe leading Chorcb paper bas lately contained threatening letters, and inflammatory speeches have been made. Tbe idea of MciiccUrto foreijfu ouuiries ia treated with contempt. It is claim ed that it would be bsard to sap pose that any European gorernment would undertake to establish an in quisition to determine tbe religious faith of emigrants, or that tbey in tend to enter into polygamy. There ia no evidence of any intention of forcible resistance to the gorernment, but the Mormons hare a good milita ry organization, and are mostly well armed. Lafea bleaaser Baraed. Detroit, August 3. A Detroit lake s'uuier, the Steinboff, which runs between Detroit and Chatham, Ont, burned this morning while ly ing at her dock here. Tbe captain and wife and crew had a narrow es cape from death. Captain Steinboff and wife were badly burned and tbe Captain was obliged to jump into the rirer with bis baby. The vessel was valued at $1G, 000, insurance stated at about $8,000. Tbe Captain and wife lost all their clothing and other effects, also about $500 worth of jewelry, purchased only yesterday. '1 be tire communicated to a ware house on tbe wharf, which was eu tirely destroyed ; loss and insurance not yet known. Tbe origin of tbe fire in tbe steamer is as yet unac counted for. Allowing a ;Prloaer to Walk Utrin Ilia Shackles. St. Louis, Aug. 14 Richard R. Derry, a murderer of Tine Bluff, Ark., was brought here this mrninsr from Leadville, Colorado, by Sheriff Shaf fer and Deputy Sheriff Henderson, en route to Arkansas to be delivered to the authorities there, and while wa:ting r.t the Union Depot fur a train on the St Louis and Southern Railroad be quietly eluded tho vigil ance of his custodian-) and has not since been seen. He was formerly Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson county, Arkansas, and while holdiag tbat office last February shot and killed Wm. H. Davis, whom he accused of cheating at poker. Derry was heav ily shackled when he escaped. Storm la Wlseoaala. Millwackee, August 11 A very violent storm passed oyer Madison and vicinity last night. Two pleas ure steamers, with full complements of passengers, on Lake Monona, were disabled and drifted about at the mercy of tbe waves for nearly an hour, but finally made a landing. The passengers were all saved, but tbe boats were wrecked. At Marshall rain and hail fell in torrents for twenty minutes, and a large amount of window glass was broken ; trees and shrubbery lost all their foliage. Tbe tobacco crop is reported totally destroyed and seri ous damage was done to corn. The hail varied in size from a small bullet to that of a ben's egg. Blr Oil Fire. Pittsburgh, August 14. This morning at 5 o'clock lightning struck iron tank No. 209 on the Union pipe line, opposite Parker, Pa., owned by Wm. Monhall, of Pittsburgh, con taining 18,000 barrels of oil. The tank was torn to pieces and the burning oil flowed down tbe hillside, destroying five oil wells and five dwellings, and communicating to a tank of 5,000 barrels of oil owned by R. L. Brown, which, together with tbe leading rack of tbe United pipe line, was destroyed. Total loss, $40,000. Helf-Jfarder by Jforpblae. Cincinnati, August 14. At Go shen, Ind., Capt. H. W. Smith and Edwin Hubbell, of this city, after being on a drunken spree for sever al days, purchased a vial of mor phine last evening and proceeded to tbe Court House square, where both drank one-half of the contents, and in a few minutes were dead, nub bell was a widower, but Smith leaves a wife and four children. Both were well connected. Heg-ra Em Igraats. St. Louis, August 13 Eight car3 pretty well. filled with colored men of the better class, being well dressed and having money, arrived at East St. Louis this evening from different points in Mississippi, en route for Kansas on a prospecting trip. They were provided with ronnd-trip tickets, and it ia understood if they are not favorably impressed with Kansas they will either return directly home or examine some other Northern State, with a view . of emigrating. They started to-night Mardera Ills SelRbbar. Petersburg, Ya, August 13. This morniotr L. F. Cbappell, a merchant of Dinwiddie county, was shot and dangerously wounded by a neighbor named J. H. Pritcbard, for getting water off his premises after having been frequently warned against it. Pritcbard was brought before Judge R. W. Jones, wbo re fused bail, and the accused will be taken to Dinwiddie Court House to morrow to await the action of tbe grand jury. Fatal Termlaatlaa afa Fead. Scranton, Aug. 13. Dr. Gulick, of Hyde Park, while intoxicated tried to assault Dr. Gibbs at bis house last night and was shot by the latter. Gulick then assaulted Mrs. Gibbs, stabbing her with a pen knife in the body. Mrs. Gibbs is probably fatally injured. The cause of the affray was an old family feud between Gulick and Gibbs, wbo are well known phy sicians of Hyde Park. Texaa Eaterprlsea. Galveston, Aug. 11. A special dispatch to the JSeics from Weimar, says; "Den Coleman, while intoxicated, rode off to a wagon driren by Jose Costilla, a Mexican, and ordered the latter to dismount. Upon his refusal to obey, Coleman drew a rerolrer and shot bim dead." A special dispatch to the A'fic from Rockwall says that reports from Titus county are to tbe effect that Jeff. Hopkins assaulted a white wo man and murdered her and her infant daughter, and set fire to tbe house to conceal his crime. The charred skel etons of the woman and child were found in tho ruins. Fonr buckshot were found ia the woman's backbone. Ueaeral Miles Captarra Band af SiMZ. St. Pail, Aug. 15 A itU-jcani from Gen. Miles, dated Fort Peck, Aug. ll.receired at department head quarters in St Paul, reports the cap ture by Lieut. Whittier, with a de tachment of tbe Fifth Infantry, of Short Bull's band of bioux f.uui tuu Spotttd Taiicr Rosebud Aeeacy. I be band contained di mniaca aun about 100 ponies, and i n the way to join Siuiug Bull' camp. Tbe capuire vr-t mudo near l oj;ir orrt s, wbere tbe Indian were aiieiapiui to cross tbe Missouri. A reader Sllll at Its Castle Caaapleto ly Blown to Atoms. Pottsville, Aug. 15 Tbe pow der mill at New Cattle, operated by Morgan Emanuel, exptoded this morninand became a total wreck. B. F. Miller, powder muker, was instantly killed. Tbe other Workmen wjro fjruoa'.elj' away from the pow der bouse at tbe time. The amount of the loHea baa cot yet been ascer tained. This ia the third powder mill explobioa in tbat locality within tbe past year. Tbe victim, Miller, leaves a wife aad a largo family. Harder Confessed. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 10 Mayor Stokely received a letter to day from a lawyer of Erie stating tbat a moo in that city, .while under fear of death, had confessed baring committed a murder in Philadelphia some years ago, killing a porter in a dentist's establishment aud robbing the place of a Irgo amount of gold. Tbe murder referred to ia that of Jamea Nead. in lSDo, who waa gag ged and strangled at While's dental establishment. Parties were arrested at the time, but the evidence was in sufficient to hol-l them. A I. title i'btld Horsed to Deatb. In a Iry Uod Box. SraixuFiELD, Mass., An 13 A five-year-old son of A. E. Benton, of New Marlboro', whils playing a large dry goods box partly filled with bay and lying ou its side, st fire to it and wa3 burued to death. Mr. Benton, after dashing water on the Sre, found tbe charred remain? of the child beneath tbo box. It is sup posed tho child crawled into the box to hide from playmate, and started the fire accidentally. AT C. N. Mammoth Block, Ton carboline. hop bitters, coi) l1vek oil. ai'h "st t lower bills joi(fh syrl'p. st. jacob's oil. hamhikuektka. uakoli.no oil. haul's ha1k klnkwkk, ayth's h.aik yigok, BASE BALLS. UAHBKNSEEPS. FIN" E STAT K ERY, CLOTH BKl'SHES, toilet oouus, FISHIXfr TACKLE, POCKET BOOKS. PENS h PENHOLDERS, root H H K SACHET ' l.UNDUORU'S PERFL'MEKY, FIXECIOARS. PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS AND HOME RECEIPTS ICE COLD SODA WATER. C. N. BOYD, SUCCESSOR TO G. W. SPEERS 31aiiimoiIa I31WI, Somerset, JPa. M:iy 14, "79 THE CHEAPEST -WEST ALLEGHENY BY EES & B AENETT, SUCCESSORS TO JOHN F. B'.YMYER.l SOMERSET. PA. "We take pleasure in armouncinEr to the public that tve hare JUST lUX'EI VED a ware, which we intend to sell at PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES! Our stock is complete in all respect3, and comprises every article usually kept in Hardware Stores. Blacksmiths' tools and supplies, such as Iron, Norway Nail rod Iron, Vulcan Horse-nails, Taper Taps, Horse Shoes, Fine Sleigh-shoes and Cast Steel, A fill line of Best Norway Iron. Carriage and Tire Bolts, and Axle Clips, complete stock of Malleable Iron, Burrs, &c., &c. BUILDERS' HARDWARE, comprising a full line of Kim Wrought Butts, acorned and always on hand, also a full assortment of Glass. CARPENTERS' TOOLS. We have always on hand a complete stock cf Saws both Hand and Cross-cut, Axes, Hatchets, Hammers Steel and Try Squares, Compasses, Bench and Fancy Planes etc., etc. We always keep a full line of Revolvers, Pistols, Shot-guns Powder-flasks, Shot-ponchcs, Cartridges, Caps, Wads, ltifle and Shot-gun Powder, also a full line of Gun Repairs. We have a complete line of Lamps, Lanterns, and supplies A full line of Saddlery Hardware, comprising Saddle-trees Buckles, Rings, Harness-pads, Ornaments, etc., etc. In the Agricultural Department we have a full stock of Forks, Shovels, Rope, Chains, Mane and Curry-Combs, Horc brushes, etc., etc. :0: We make a specialty ofPocket and Table Cutlery. Also Silver Plated Table Ware, Plated and Britannia Spoons. We also make a specialty of Paints, Oils, and Varnishes, and also Painters' Tools, etc. :0: We keep constantly on hand the Celebrated Cucumber Pump, (porcelain lined) and a cheaper quality that are not lined. This Pump has taken the lead of all others wherever introduced. AU goods warranted to be as represented. Our principles are Fair Dealing, Quick Sales, and Small Profits We challenge competition. Call and examine goods, and as certain prices before purchasing elsewhere. SATISFACTION GUAlMXTJiED. BYERS & Dm. araerlaa; aad Cabalas; Xecesury liMi H-l BarfcV 'aacrr. Cuetapka. Kan., AllJf Captain J no Secret. .j ' lor on i be rout wett f r. n v-" Indian Territorv. t. i 'u;;. j 150 mi'ea m' of Vjoj A , Yui a a few dj Utor. fi j 8iderble i.um of n.ui,e t rms1" ; none o! DAViuif ..ff hi-",..,. P"r It u supposed ttaithe de,p,r, ' whinLbej Cvnevviil .' sice, are tbe puiis wbo uio i.iuic, un ,uo Culled S;'(i U trict Court which has juril-i:,,-'" over the Territory is no pjWeJ l,ua owing to tbe lack cf an appropr',."" ' by Congress to meet the ejPenL , the marshals. It is thought"'," acta are but the begin;, 0( , of crime and lawlessness ia the ritory. ltr- Bold Wblsa j Frsad. San Francisco, Aug. , Bildwio. whoso distillery &t Anita Ranchc, Loa Angeles coV-i waa seized and bim?elf arrested f'' riolation of the revenue law lt, examination to-day ana wa held j. aoawer in the sum of ?:i,000. a ( aniiaing witnesses in order to j y' amouut of bail, Baldwin', LI ' testified that it had beea the re custom to refill stamped paikaSf(,I retail bmiuess, that Bldia taii b waa payiog the Government eM enough, and it stood him ia hDd .' do the best he could. Distress la Eaglaad V; AsiiixoTOv, Aug. 13. The Vz. ted States Consul at Maooheste England, ays the failure of the crj is much more serijiu thaa generally suppoasd abroad. The demand in England (r mea'a and grains fnm the United S;ate will be enormous Business ia greatly depres-ed. Last year more than 80,000 persons were supported ia Manchester by th pub. lie. The coming winter will proU bly wimesa still greater deti.u:ion Deatb Fraru llorartv Mii;. PiaoiiKEErsiE, N. Y.', Aug. 13 A son of Charlea E. Jewel!, of the New York police force, wbo was vi. itinfj hia grandfather near this city wbHe gathering apples ia an orchil to-day was atung by a number tf hornets and died from the tiTVct of the stings ia half an b ur. He u ten years old . BOYD'S ran get SoMSKSiT, PSSS'A. B SCH EE'S OFRM N SYRI p JAYNE'S EXPKLTUHANT ' HAM lit. KUEK liK'if S. FINK'S M.H ) OIL FUl'UFOLU LIMAIEXT, TOILET SOAPS. LEOAL BLANKS. SCHOOL H'KKs NAIL HKl'SUhS POWT.EUS. 1 tit . hovtsc'I.ik;e, WMM STORE OF THE- MOUNTAINS. -:0:- large and complete slock of Hard- and Mortise Locks, Cast and plain, a complete stock of ails -:0:- :o:- BAENETT.