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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-
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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.
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BASE BALLS.
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Blacksmiths' tools and supplies, such as Iron, Norway Nail
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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
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CARPENTERS' TOOLS.
We have always on hand a complete stock cf Saws both
Hand and Cross-cut, Axes, Hatchets, Hammers Steel and Try
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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
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Captain J no Secret. .j '
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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"
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the marshals. It is thought"',"
acta are but the begin;, 0( ,
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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 .
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