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The Somerset Herald.!
EDWARD SCTLL. Editor ana l'niri.-!or. WEDNESDAY. Ex-Senator Tihtman declares that lie has quit public life for good, an;l determinedly refuses lo accept the democratic nomination for Gov ernor of Ohio. - . . i CovKiiNou Hoyt has vetoed l.ic I hill granting the Salisbury road extension of its charter privileges, on the jiround that it conflicts witli the State Constitution. The Grcenbackcrs of Ohio held a, State Convention at Columbus last j n.t,w1 l,.ntrhv nVitform and nominated a candidate for Gov crnor, and a full State ti let Thk Greenbrickcrs of this Slate held their Convention at Pol'iville, on Wednesday last, and nominated 11. V. Jackson, of Mercer county, as their candidate for State Treasurer. IIox. J. A. Rentley having, by request of the President, resigned his position as Commissioner- of Tensions, W. V. Dudley, V. S. Mar thai of Indiana, has been appointed to fill the vacancy. The movement to make lion. William D. Kciley, of this Stat?, Speaker of the next House of Rep resentative is said to be assuming formidable proportions. The West, however, insists that the position belongs to it. The New York Tribune savs: " The time seems ripe for a new par- ty." The Trihvac thought toe same j in 1S72, and we supposed the miser able failure it then made would have taught it better sense for all time to come. The large amount of mutilated silver coin in circulation shows that rogues have turned their attention to the business of thus robbing the cur rency. All business men should re fuse to receive this punched and clipred coin. The deadlock still continues in the New York Legislature over the election of U. S. Senators. A vote in joint session is taken daily with but slightly varying result, and these are caused principally by the pairing and absence of the mem bers. It is announced that Charles S. Wolfe will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Gover nor. What claim this pestilent lit tle demagogue and sham reformer, can urge upon a party he has tried to destroy, we cannot imagine. Ox Wednesday last proceedings were commenced by Hon. Chas. S. Wolfe, against the State Treasurer, for the recovery of the $.V0 withheld from the pa) of members. Judge Pearson, at Harrisburg, allowed a writ of Mandamus to issue. The question is to be argued before him on Thursday. f Vice Pkesidexts Kixo and Key ser, of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail road, have both resigned, and it is said Mr. Robert Garrett, son of Pres- j ident John W. Garrett, will be made First Vice President. This move- j mcnt as is said looks to Lis eventu- J ally being made President, as sue- j ccssor of his father. Governor Hoyt ha3 signed the bill passed by the recent Legislature requiring the registration of all prac titioners of medicine and surgery, in the Prothonotary's office of the county in which they reside, and also the act requiring School Direc tors to allow teachers wages while attending County Institutes. This is the sort of man the half- breeds at Albany are voting for: Chauncey Dcpew, on whom they are trying to unite, was a Liberal in 18.2, and later the Democratic can didate for Lieutenant Governor, run ning on the ticket with Kerr.an, who is now the Democratic nominee for Senator. Ah, yes! these half-! breeds are well-named. Inlcr-Occan. ! A Chicago paper publishes an in- j completing their preparations to em- terview with General Grant, injigrate from Chemnitz, Germany, which he takes sides with Conkling ' many of H em having already and Piatt, and slron-lv deprecates . o . -1 j the course of the President. This! publication has brought a storm of : denunciation upon the General, from I the so-call sl independent press of ; the countrv. The able ,i;t..r ,W! these journals apparently forget that although Grant may be in error in ' t Ihis affair, yet that like any other citizen he is entitled to the express ion of his opinions, and also to fair treatment. General Grant is too near the hearts of the people to be "injured by abuse of this kind. The landlords of this State have reason to be grateful to the Legisla ture for a bill passed, and since made a law by the signature of the Gov ernor, intended to restrain minors in the use of intoxicating linnr.r j Thr new law puts a penalty on puch persons for deceiving landlords. Heretofore the penalty applied only to the seller, while the buyer, a mi nor, incurred none. It is common for young men, who are in the habit of drinking at bars, to insist that they are of age, and i for selling them liquor landlords arc ,.,ii;.n r. : : ! i it i e ii . "uu lul ' I'li'i iieciieca. 4 lie new law makes it a misdemeanor for a minor lo ask fur liquor and j drink at any bar, punishable by I penalties which he must bear in-i . ! fitead of theman who sells theliquor. i This is a just law, and makes tho j lenaities for selling to and the drink- j ing of liquors, at a bar, by minors, j set both ways. I am now there a Mich over the election of a I'mied-f-talcs Soiator in New Hampshire. Upon the ques tion whether the suece-cr of Mr. Rollins, whose term will expire in March, JSS3, should he elected now. the two Houses differ, the .Senate i thinking lie should, and the House declaring otherwise. One explaria jtion of the differences of opinion is 'that Mr. Rollins coas'idcs that a 1 1 majority of the Kepu-.-.cans in the I present legislature are his frieiids, I thus insuring his re election, while other candidates ar.d aspirant. I among them " Dill Chandler, (who was recently iviectea oy tne L-. c. Scr ritc for lJie 1)aoo of Soicitor General) consider that their chances wqu j bebcltcr in a ncv. Luature. The Supreme Court Judges, upon the question being addressed them. handed down the opinion that the flection should take place at the present session. Rut the lower House of the Legislature refuses to go into an election at present, while the Senate has commenced ballot ing. Goykuxok Hovr has vetoed Judicial Apportionment bill. the tne ..,.,,.:.,i :i i ..,; !,.. the Constitution expressly fixes the number of inhabitants in a Judicial district at not less than -10,000, and that threa of the districts iormed by An unpleasant and perhaps a trou blesome question is opened up by the Governor's action in the matter. The Constitution requires the Legis lature to create any county having forty thousand population a separate district, hence the large increase of districts, and the oiuto necessity cf making a few isolated counties (AVith less than 40,000 inhabitants var.lto aLstricts, or attr.chin to C0UuUcs ontiLh d lo be s separate j districts. In the latter case tftc ! 4i.o i.t n. i . i .. quired to preside in more counties, and hold a greater number of Courts ithan the Constitution contemplates, ! and the Supreme Court having de cided that the voters within the ! county containing the requisite! i amount of population are entitled to j ! elect the Judge, therefore, the vo ders of the smaller county attached to the larger one, are absolutely dis franchised, having no voice in the selection of their Judge. The peo ple of the smaller counties will not quietly assent to have their right lo the ballot curtailed, and if the Gov ernor and the Supreme Court each insist on the enforcement of their views there is IiKely to be a shindy, cri.Mxc5. J. S. Reep, a man from Texas, says that from 1S0,XK) to 200,000 cattle will be driven up to market from that State lliis voar. , ir is estimated that the receipts of the Post-office for the fiscal yearj ending with the GOth of the present ! month, will be over C'.'V.),000,(K)0, or within a little of one and a quarter million less than the expense of the Department. Miss M.- M. Gillett, a native of Wisconsin, and now a resident of j Washington and a student of law, was appointed by the President a N.-t-ry Public for the District of Columbia. 1 ins is tne first instance whCTC a woman has received such an appointment from a President, The School Journal declares that bribery played a prominent part in the recent election of School Super intendents in various parts of Penn sylvania. The average price of a Directors vote is set down at $"). It is charitable to hope the School Juwnal has been imposed upon. William IIerxdox, Abraham Lin coln's old law partner, and a few years ago one of the most logical nd argumentative lawyers of the i State, and at one time worth consid erable property, is a pauper at jout hy Us oM fricnJs anJ associatc8 aB a coramon drunkard. Tne immense immigration to this country is not only draining the old world of its bone and muscle, but is also bringing to our shores a hnre 1 number of their skilled artisans. A i thousand etoeking weavers are now taincd situations in this country. ; General I J.AI M infonnes Collect-; ors of Internal Revenue that the as ' propriation for pavflienls cf "an ers ! and storckeeners for the current war ! ; M ,.nrK. hn,l b.,t .i. ' ; ance is not sufficient to pay ad li.- se i 'officers in full for the month of Jn ic. ! 7 - VA.. IV V- ilk I t I It is estimated that there will be Cn.U r-nrinrrl, in ..-r;, .. officer up ! to and inc luding June 20. Tim fate of Nebuchadnezzar has ' clerkships in the departments and befallen an insane Italian named ' similar places secure in their situa-vi.-riii-j ct-n: v, v i. -v.- .... ! tions, as persons m the military and da. ' wv '""-i1" j ; took to the hills, and eince then has I by till means to be desired. Rat refused all offers of food and l as ' there is a great deal of cr.n't lavish lived on grass and root-:. Those I cJ on t!iis Iwcl which is insincere who have watched Ids .nov,n,mf J ?na anJ. wllic.h h' 50ii of declare that his mouth is colored green from grass stains and that he vvmo kj ...i.-wii J.tt KJH iiia V Uii- ous diet. A cnixDSTONE five feet in diameter and fifteen the face vr.witvl ; c,; ....-w V .- . 1111. ..It. Singer, Miniek k Co.'s Steel Works 1 ittsburgh, on Tuesday afternoon. ; 0nc P:'ecc v,-cighing about 2.Xj Rtrnrl- t'.o rnAnr i . ' "-.p.,1.-. o- ' -w i"u-"""i. '" ia unc manner. Anotner man was seriously injured by one of the i flJinS fragments, and a boy was ; EJgntiv i.urt. ine cause has not; i ii . bcen rained, as the pieces sbow 110 Haw m the fracture. Ax exciting hunt took place in Indiana county a few days ago, in which a large force of Fynipathhdn:' laen.womr-n and children ioJi part, j A little three-year-old child of a r i 1 .-. ....... jt. . hut wa", not missed for .-cve-r:d hour?, and who:, s.rji wa.- made fir him ho v,.s hoi to be found. The alarm was given, a:id the neighbors, armed with torches 'and lanterns, began a thorough search through the fdorni and darkness. Miles I. ere travelled in every direction, and all were about ready lo give up m the oc-Iicl thai the 3i tie one had fallen into many str.v.ms in the vi- out o! the cini'v, whvn a roan l ir the end of the line iivl a fahit cry, and on direction of the sound, wmw 1:1 found the lit'.'o c no lying on the wet ground half iVud from fear and cold. The joyful i. ws was soon carried along the line, and the kind hearted searchers carried the lost babe to the arms of the distracted mother in triumph. When Conkling and -Piatt resign ed and thus threw the Senate into Democratic control, a howl of indig nation was sent up by that branch of the Republican party that boast fully calls ifselfadminktraf ion. The Ne w Ye: k Legislature is Republi can and the Senate is not in session. So no harm has been done. Yester- dav the .New Hampshire House re- Hou 1 Jii.i.i.1, Ull.il.. 111V . li iVU.HN. V 1.1. . Chandler, to go into an election for U. S. Senator, although theSupreme Court has declared that the Senator should be elected r.t this session. Rut Chandler ar.d his friends say that the next Legislature, which does not meet until June. 18S3 is the proper one to elect, and by unit ing with the Democrats have car ried the point. Now. if the Lcgis- lature cf Kcv: York succxds in electing two republicans, there will be a Republican vacancy lrom New ! Hampshire from March to June, LSS;, thus leaving the Democrats in control of the Senate. Chandler ! wants to go to the Senate. This Legislature h airainst him. He i hopes to carry the next Leirit lature. So do the Democrats.' Hence thev unite and throw the election over lo ism. in defiance ct law ana tne ut eiion oi me -i picnic iuu i. viiuii- . mo J , ... j mniinilration party. We pause rd from the administration ans on the subject of party tre.i- son. .-;)-('.! Vor into pr much bosh finds its way at about '"the machine," bosses, new parties, a reaujust ment of parly lines,'' 'civil service," and so forth and so on. What is meant by '-the mr.cliine?' Nothing more lvi'r less than that wheel with in a wheel wiihout which no p oliti cal organization can get along, any more than a steam engine can work to advantage without wnat is called a governor. What are political j "bosses V The rank and file con- i tinunlly growl about them; but j :i'lb "'"" v" r-'y any party without their servi-1 ces? llow could parly discipline j j be kepi up, and campaigns be or- , i( Jganized. and funds be collected and prominent cattiei nv , . .irrv. tWft -rrf,(inent elections" which are the safe guard of our liberties as well as the safety valve of our administrative system but for these public-spirited men? They may not be wholly disinter ested ; but who of us is utterly un selfish and never looks to his own advantage in what he docs for the community? The reviled and an athematized "bosses"' are simply leaders, and the morality of their methods pretty fairly reflects, rep resents and produces the average morality of the masses who follow them. Leadership fprincs out of human nature itself. The world never can get rid of it until we be come transfigured into brevet angels, which will hardly happen, however, until ct or after" the Millennium. We have got to put up with head men a while longer, whether in pol itics, religion, science, society or any other department of our life and thought In Herbert Spencer's recent suggestive and sagacious pa ners upon 'The Development of: Political Institutions this idea is set forth very clearly and urged with I great coiency. People talk about forming new parties and readjusting party lines j just as if such an undertaking were tne easiest thing in tne world and only needed the calling of a con vention or a mas meeting to accom plish it. Such enthusiasts as this seem not to have yet learned the lesson which American history for the last hundred ywirs tries to teach them, that parties, like poets, are not made but born. They are brought about not by construction but by genesis. Like Twj, they grow. The dream of a 'vivil-serviee" bas ed wholly upon personal fitness without regard to party affiliations is a pleasant one, but it is only a orcani lor ail that. Party service is j likely, with insignificant exceptions i ir rr.m'itn i hr riilo rf fivil Kprvipp j for a time to comc. xie inost yve i can with reason immediately hope o'-jforas to the distribution of govern- menui patronage .s uua ine pany in power, wmcnevc-r it may be, -.;n af len-rth mine to the nraefiefi of v.nt'injr'suit.'vb'e persons who he- long to it in nt least the minor offices, leaving the larger and more impo i lant posts, however, to be Jicid as l;lnt posts, however, to be j3 their eminence as partisans. It would be a most excellent achicv- 'mcnt, of course, if we could have such an arrangement of the tenure ot civil oiace as si should make the ' incumbents of all post masterships. naval service, are, during conipe- u ncv and rood behavior. Taw is us insencenty ana silliness, does more harm than good by disgusting sensible people with " the whole th ing. J'i 'daddphla Jliord. Indian I'uj.iU. . , r t-AUi-isLK, June lo. l he first an- examination of the nuuils of : the Indian Training School nt. ibi place took place to day. A letter was received from President Garfield sayins that it would be impossible 'or mm to be present on account of business Iln ii ric f I mc in the fall. Captain Prat who is in charge of the school, made propriale speech, after whic an ap- hich there I was vocal music by the scholars. : r. t : i -i -i- .i ; i'i-ej;iiiiiii.ijiis unu reeliauons men i fonowwit an,i wcre quitc creditable ;elfort3. V.'or.derful progress has been made bv the Indian children, About six hundred people were present from the siurrcunding country. '"'" S,WI" Wchi. ( Su nt!ny, tl:c 12lh instant, was n itcrrk-ic day for cyclones in .North west Missouri. The atmospheric prcssii.e wr.s wry jacat between -1 and o o'clock in the afternoon, and during that short hour no lees than three "twisters" dealt death and de struction in as many paths. The first that came was from King Cily and its n i inily. This cyclone start ed near M ivannah, in Andrew coun ty. It3 course was northwest, through Flag Springs and King City. Many houses were destroyed and not less than twelve lives lost in Andrew county. At Flag Springs and King City the destruction was much areatcr, the loss of life in that vicin ity being probably fifty men, women and children. The public school building in King City, a large brick structure, was razed to the ground. Hundreds of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep were killed, one man losing 80 cattle, another Ot) sheep and another 7 horses. From information received it ap pears that the cloud formed in a field near the Laisley Chapel, about eight miles northwest of Savannah, and moved south of east. It tore down trees and fences, and struck the large brick house of Nathaniel Kellogg, situated about tix miles north of the town, which it blew to pieces. Mr. Kellogg and his family were absent from home at the t'liie, and thus escaped injury. Two horses belonging to Mr. Keliogg. which were in a field near the house, were found in a field a quarter of a mile away, supposed to he carried there by the cyclone. The next building in its way was the resi dence of Mr. J. Holt, situated near Fall Rridge. It struck the corner of the house, moving it from its foundation, and damaging it very much. W. S. Wright had 50 hogs killed. John Park's house, further !en, was blown away, and Mrs. Parke was seriously imured. Mr. Hel mad's house was carried away, and a Raptist church nearly torn to pieces. The residence of Mrs. Laugh lin further on was blown to pieces, the furniture, clothing ancl every thing contained in the house being carried away. Feather beds were torn to pieces, and the feathers strewn all through the timber. Stoves and all kinds of household roods from the house were carried through the air, and their owners have not as yet found any cf them. The house of Mr. Linn Roberts was destoyed, as well as that of K. A. Philips, near Fish Ford. From there the storm passed on to Flag Springs and King City. The cy clone was about a quarter of a mile wide, and was very violent. Fully two-thirds of the houses blown away were unoccupied, the families being away from home, cither at church or visiting, otherwise the loss of life would have been frightful. the ToaxAno ix kaxsas. A correspondent, describing the scene near Olivet, says : 'A horse was lifted out of a stable and carried over a hish hill and dashed upon the rround in a cornfield a mile were lifted from the away. Cattle (rround. carried into the air and dashed to pieces. Mr. Powell's line orchard was totally destroyed, the trees being torn from the ground and twisted into a thousand frag ments. Miss Tweed found the works of her gold watch a quarter of a mile from her house, livery thing was carried away, the furniture all de stroyed, and her trunk was lifted out of the house, csrried off, and has not yet been found. From this point the storm moved a little north easterly, going about one mile north for every three miles cast. Mrs. Freeman, a widow, lining near Oli vet, lost her house and everything in it. Mr. Plounticr's farm-house end buildings were left in ruins. Three negro children, left at home near Olivet, were badly injured, one having since died, and it is thought the others cannot live. Mr. Rosccrants, who lived north1 west, and Mrs. John Harper, who lived north-east ot .Melvcrn, are known to have been killed. Mm. Rosccrants, Mrs. Colycr, Miss Col- yer, Mrs. Calkins, Mr. Mart Neally and Mrs. Devin are b dly hurt John Lee, Thomas Lee Appier are badlv brai and sed. Wm. The houses and buildings of twenty persons, beginning near Olivet, and following the track of the cyclone, were totally destroyed. Articles of household goods were smashed and ground into atoms and beds and clothing whipped into rags and shreds. A special dispatch from Wells, Minn., gives the following details of the damage by the storm: Ihc barn of G. P. Probert was lifted from its foundation and carried 50 feet and then dashed to pieces. The house and all outbuildings were un roofed and all the things scattered beyond recovery. The .harvesters were lifted in the air and dashed to the ground and ruined. Mr. Pro bert '9 little girl who was in the barn, was unhurt a3 also were his horses. The dwelling of Geo. Ilening and a man named Grady, of this town, were destroyed. The storm then passed into Rlue Earth county. In the town of Danville the house of one R. Jones was rolled over several times, and Jones and hi3 wife being in it, the woman was severely cut in the neck and face. A large barn on the farm of Mr. Curtis was tn- tircly destroyed. The shanty of Mr. Axtall was picked up like a feather and torn to pieces. The house of John Vance was lifted bod ily and carried over the tops of high trees and then laid upside down. Mrs. Vance, her brother and another lady were in the house and escaped almost without a hurt. The damnge to the crops .s not great, ns there was little hail. Intelligence from Western Iowa, including Audubon, Cass, Pottawat tomie and Guthrie Counties, is to the effect that the storm of Sunday did much damage by wind and haiL Calves, hogs, chickens, ducks, ire, were killed, and the cattle were badly bruised bv hail-stones and now go about witli swollen eyes and their flesh dripping blood. Build ings, trees, and fruits were blown down. The hail-stoncs arc repre sented in many places as of the size and shajjo of door-knobs, weighing over a pound apiece, and covering j the ground to a depth of six inches. An Audubon farmer, coming to At lantic, Monday morning, drove through a drift of hail stones 2 feet deep. At Mindcn, a train of carg was thrown off the track by the wind. Over 5,0 3 panes of glass were broken in Avoca. Killed by Hks Brothpr-m-liaw. . Cixcixxati, June 1C. A George town, Ky., special says: Mack Sul ger3 yesterday afternoon shot, in stantly killing John Bannell, his brother in-law, on account of alleged ill-treatmeiit of Sulgcrs' wife by Bannell. WORK OP THE WAVES. A HEAVY LOSS TO LUMBERMEN. ILLiOXS fii' J-'EET OF LIMREU LOSl A MAS KE1-ORTED J.OSI" PTORM IX AM" ;'OVNl I lTTMa The heavy rain storms of this week have caused a rapid rise in both rivers, ami if the rains contin ue, a flood inn v be looked for nhort- lv. There has been no damage done as yet to the property of the coal men on t ie Monongahela. and as they are well prepared for emer gencies, they will probably escape without injury. The lumbermen and others on the Allegheny have not fared so well, this river having risen so rap idly and unexpectedly that the owners of the property were taken unawares. There was considerable loss of rafts, logs and other lumber which, not having been properly se cured, were carried away ; but as the lumbermen have been busily engaged mice early this morning in rescuing their remaining projerty, they do not anticipate any further loss. At 2 o'clock this morning the A I legheny was rising at the rate of two feet per hour, and the Mononga hela one foot per hour, but the tele grams at 9 a. m. state that tho river at Greensboro and Morgantown was stationary, while at Oil City it was still raining and the Allegheny still on the rise. At that place houses were washed out of place, logs and other obstructions thrown on the tracks of the railroads and trains generally detained. The water in the Allegheny rose to 18 feet, and at present is about stationary, but as it is still raining iit headwaters, it is expected that it will commence to rise again within a few hours. The losses of property will prove more serious than was at first ex pected. One gentleman, Samuel Short, of North East, Pa., lost over one million feet of lumber, valued at about $10,000. He has boats out in pursuit of his property and may succeed in saving some of it. The lumber was moored about opposite Twenty-ninth street. Mr. McClure, the lumberman, of Thirty-third street, lost about 1,200,(XK) feet of lumber. A. R. Hays, who had some lumber tied in the Allegheny, lost part of it, but how much could not be learned. Kuwer Pros, also lost some from their landing on the Al legheny. An unknown man is re ported to have been carried away on the rafts, and it is thought that he is lost. The wrecks of rafts, barges and lumber have lodged in large quanti ties against the piere of the bridges of the Allegheny, and-the reports from up the river state that more drift is still coming down. The water in the Monongahela reached 1ft feet 2 inches at eight o'clock this morning, and then turn ed and slowly began to subside. The Signal officer prophesied a clear up to-day and fair weather for this cvenins. and his prediction may yet be verified, but a great quantity of ram poured down this aiternoon, and the river will doubtless take a second boom. A heavy cloud swept over and dipped down into the city, and for a time the dull, leaden vapor packed the streets and alleys, and crawled and .wreathed about the windows so that the gas had to be lit. About mid-day the clouds broke away somewhat, although the rain continued, and the day has some prospects of winding up pleasantly after all. Travel on nearly all the railroads centering here was more or fess im peded by land slides. At Georges, Lockport and Roliveron the Penna. railroad, slides of some magnitude occurred, and the morning express trains were delayed nearly an hour. Trains on the Allegheny Valley and West Penn road were also delayed by the high sweep of the water in the upper Allegheny. No serious damage is reported having occur red on the Baltimore and Ohio road but the Panhandle sufl'ered several small washouts. In the Iiawrenceville districts the heavy volumes of water that poured down the hill streets gathered in swelling pools on Penn avenue and Butler street As there was not sufficient egress for the water by way of the sewers, the streets at many places were flooded, and many cellars partially flooded. At Thirty-third street the yellow mud washed down from the hill above, settled on the street car tracks six inches deep and passing cars invar iably stuck fast for a time. A repe tition of this was experienced at Thirty-second and Twenty-fourth streets. What remained of the old wooden pavement at the forks of the road was rooted up and floated into the sewers on the swollen tide. liiirncd to Death. Nkw Yokk, June 15. Fire broke out this afternoon in the bonded warehouses in Brooklyn near the Wall street Ferry, known as the Pierrenont stores, and soon got be yond control. It was first discover ed among some bags of damastetl linseed, when the workmen in the warehouses endeavored to extin guish it but were di iven out. One of their number named Patrick Mor ris was caught by the flames and burned to death. Another workman named Thomas .Ryan jumped from the third story window, receiving in juries which will probably prove fa tal. Warehouses Nos. 4 and 5 of the Picrrepont stores were almost en tirely burned out. After burning two hours the flames were got under control and the charred remains of Morris were found.' Henry K. Pierrcpont, Jr., in his efforts to ex tinguish the fire was severely burned about the hands and came near los ing his life. The warehouses were owned by Henry E. Pierreiont & Co., and the" total loss is estimated at $3(10,001). Mr. Maine to Take a Ilcst. Secretary Blaine will leave the city next week, it is understood, to be absent on the coast of Maine the greater part of the summer. Mr. Blaine is greatly in need of complete rest Notwithstanding the contra dictory dispatches wnich have lcen sent away from time to time affirm ing and denying that Mr. Blaiers health is impaired, his friends well know that he needs rest more than anything else. He has lost a great deal of flesh during the past three months and for the last ten days ha3 hardly once visited the State Department There is no immedi ate danger of the Secretary's disso lution, but it is weak nonsense to affirm that he is a well man. Hiik'hle In Cldcngo. Cun.-A'io, J une lo.-About o'clock last evening a young man named Hugo Von Malapert, who appear", to belong to a noble family in Ger many, jumped from the top of the water works tower. 1 GO feet high, and was instantly killed. Nobody saw the suicidal jump, but a num ber of people on tho street lit ai- the water works saw the body of 'a man descending through the air, and hurrying to the spot where it fell, found a corpse which had hurried its head a foot deep in the grass plot which surrounded the tower. While they were questioning who it was, a stranger appeared from the tower, and told the following story : "1 formed Malapert's acquaintance at the door leading to the stairs up the tower. He told me that ho was born at Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and had been an officer in the Ger man army. We went up to the top of the tower together, and stayed viewing the city for fifteen minutes. When we started down he insisted that I should go first. When we had deseendo! about a third of the way he stopped and said, '! left inv silk handkerchief up there and must go back and get it.' I went back to see what was the matter he stai so long, but could not see him. ) hastened down the stairs, and on emerging from the tower I found that in tho midst of a crowd, lying on the grass, was my fate cornpan ion. on .Malaperts body were found a couple of letters addressed ed to him at 1.0 Last Adams street Chicago, all written in German, and all. cxeeot one from 1 okohama, dated in German'. In an envelop were found three photographs one ol a little girl and two ot officers in the German army. One of these bore the name "Fritz Von Malapert," and the other "Baron Von Malapert." All of these photographs were taken in r rankfort on-the-Main, Germa ny. It has been learned that Malapert had been in this city about two years, and that in his fatherland he belonged to a noble family. He came to Chicago eigeteen months ago, and was in the employment of the shipping firm of Messrs. Black & Arnstein, 170 Last Adams street to whom a bulky letter, found in his .pocket, was addressed, with the re quest that it should be delivered. The foreman of Black & Arnstein's stated last night that Malapert-was considered a responsible man, and did not drink, it was always sup posed that he had no friends in Chi cago, and had been a lieutenant in the German Army. It has been as certained that the suicide was the son of the present Chamberlain of Emperor William cf. Germany, and that his family name is Malapert Von Newville, of Frank fort-cn-the- Main, one of the oldest German families, which has held a number of leading positions in the empire. The letter from Yokohama was from a brother of the deceased on board a man-of-war accompanying a member of the German royal family around the world. MalaH;rt had a quarrel yesterday with a fel low-border named Mcas.da!l, over which he became much excited, and sought th dvice of an attor ney as to some u ans of punishing Measdell, but w.i dissuaded from legal proceeding-, lie then called on tiie German co.. I here, respect ing some money wb e'l he was ex pecting to receive thivn 'i him. It did not arrive, audhew. nt home and tore up a large number of let ters, and after asking a sick room mate named Schroeder if he could do anything for him, left the house A llat From Ciowcu. Pmi.AbixriUA, June 1G. Frank lin B. Gowen, Receiver of the Phila delphia and Reading Railroad, in an address to-night charged that the Pennsylvania Railroad Compa ny had sacrificed the interests of the city and State and its stockholders for ulterior purposes. From his grounds ot complaint Gowen deduc ed there exists a number of evil. which he denominated the railroad problem of the day, and which he described .as being chiefly interfer ence with legislative and judicial authority, acquisition of wealth by railroad officials at the exjK-nsc of stockholders, and unjust discrimi nations in the matter of traffic charges, and in this connection he asserted the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for years owned the Leg islature of this State and bought its members like sheep in the sham bles, and coming down to a late day he intimated his belief that the same corporation was at the bottom of the recent four tor three decision by theSunreme Court in his case Tho Quebec Fire. OKKHIAb KKPOKT OK THK I .OSS ICS SfS TAIXICD. Qi Er.icc, June 10. The following is the official statement of the num ber of houses destroyed and families rendered homeless and destitute by the fire on the night of the Sth inst: Six hundred and forty-two houses, one thousand two hundred and elev en famjlies, consisting of six thous and and twenty-eight individuals. Two-thirds of the above have lost their all and had no insurance on their property. At last night's meet ing ot the Relief Committee the res olution passed at tho meeting of Protestant gentlemen on Monday was unanimously adopted. The resolution provides that 10 per cent, of all the subscriptions received by the committee shall be paid to the Protestant committee for the relief of Protestant victims by the fire. Quite a sensation is caused in St. John street whenever an alarm of fire is given. It looked like a panic on Tuesday to see people rushing in groups into the street on the sound ing of an alarm. A very large amount of property lost at the late fire, and supposed to have been sto len, has been recovered by the de tectives. Much of it was claimed on Tuesday afternoon, but there is stili a quantity at the Central fetation awaiting orders. A Train AVrcckert. Franklin, Pa., June 9. An en ginc and freight train on the Iake fcjhore road broke through a culvert thirty miles from here to-day. John Hodge, of Jefferson, Ohio, and John Smith, of this place, brakemen, were killed. A brake-man named Hoosick had a leg broken, and the engineer and T. tihea. a section boss, was slightly, injured. Several serious wash-outs are re ported on the Lake Shore road be tween here antl Oil City. Three serious elides are reported on the Franklin branch of the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad. Trains are not running oz the Alle gheny Valley road in consequence of heavy slides. The creeks are swollen, tho western part of this city is Hooded and the Allegheny river is rising rapidly. A JIu;o r.311'1 rnreJiasw. Pii.'bbEi.riu., June lft. What u claimed to be the largest pur chase of land tvtr mad-j by u single individual in tho world occurred to day, when Hamilton Disston, a prominet manufacturer of this city, closed a contract by which he se cured four million acre of land from tho stale of Florida. Thi huge transaction h:is been i-i nego tiation for some months, and its success was owing lo soux-s very shrewd tactics on the part of the !i.'..nb of .Mr. Disston. The land acquired a tract nearly as large as of the public domain of the fetate of Florida, and under control of the board of internal improvement of j state Owing to the recent improv ed value of the land of Florida this property has been anxiously looked after bv capitalists of New York and Boston. For years through agents these gentlemen have endeav ored to purchase the land. The state had no disposition to sell until recently, when it became necessary to do so to relieve the state from certain obligations which had be come burdensome. The contract has been fully "'executed, and the young Philadelphia manufacturer is now the possessor of the largest landed domain in the world. The tract is situated north of Lake Okee-. chobe, and is nearly all below the j frost line. The amount paid for the i hind has not been made public, but it is understood to be a very large J sum in cash. It is Mr. Disston 's intention to at once begin an emi gration scheme, which will result in a very large addition to the popula tion of Florida. To this end he has already established agencies in sev eral places in this country, and will at once organize emigration bu reaus in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Holland and Italy. Tarred ana Feathered. WAYXKsni'Ko, Pa., June 15. Offi cers of the law are trying to discover j the perpetrators ol a series of infa mous outrages committed recently by a dozen or more drunken men on well-behaved people. The scoun drels mounted and masked wert. to the house of 1 Greene county ered both him there they went Armstrong Sexton and treated him and his wife the same way. They tried to do the like to Jonn Pettit, an old soldier, but lound .they had met the wrong man. From there they went to the house of Sarah Roads, a widow, and after tarring and feathering her son, insulted her and threw her into a wood pile. They then crossed over into West Virginia, and after shameful treat ment of a widow named Wisbery, tirrel and feathered her. What motive tjiere was for all this cannot be imagined, unless it be drunken deviiishness. SeTcnlceii-year I.ocnsts. Washixgtox, June 11. Prof. C. V. Riley finds his prediction with regard to the seventeen-year locusts verified by their appearance within a few days in various localities. He made a report some time ago on the subject, based mainly upon an unpublished manuscript of the late Dr. Gibson Smith, of Baltimore, Md., who made a life study of these insects. From this list it appears that u brood of seventeen-year lo custs should mature this year in certain parts of Wisconsin. North Carolina, Virginia, Northern Ohio, and a few in Lancaster county, Pa., and Westchester county, New York : the brood known as the thirteen- year locusts was to be expected this year quite generally throughout the South. The two broods have little or n specified difference, but divide on geographical lines. At templed Assassination of a Priest. Caujjoxdale, June 13. Patrick Reilly, of Smoketown, a suburban portion of the town of Olynhant. on the line ef the Delaware and Hud son Canal Company's Railroad, cre- ited trie wildest excitement at that place on Sunday morning by an at tempt to assassinate Rev. Father O'Rourke during the celebration of mass. Reilly returned home from the Danville Insane Asylum a few montlis ago, and has been frantic at times since then. On Sunday morn ing he marched through the princi pal streets to the church, carrying a loaueci repealing ntfe. L non reach- in the church he passed up the cen tre aisle to the altar and aimed his un at the priest. Several men caught him tafore he could fire and forced him from the church. The "Boy Preacher" Ixpiaxai'olis, June 13. Eleven weeks ago to-night the boy preacher Evangelist, Rev. Thomas Harrison began a revival in Roberts Park Church (Methodist) in this city. The first night he predicted that over limu conversions would be -made: that all the churches would be thrown open, and that the citv would be stirred in every part The larger churches have been crowded to their utmost capacity, and many nave ueen unable to get admittance. At a meeting of the Ministerial As sociation this morning the total number of conversions is reported at about 2200. In Roberts Park the number is said to be 10S0, and hundreds are unable to gain ad mittance to the meetings. Sixteen churcLs arc now open for revival work. The use of all the theatres has been tendered for Sunday ser vice. Iiehiig A Wife Murderer, Little Rock, Ark., June 11. -A special from Russellville, Ark., says: '"Last night between 12 and 1 o'clock an armed crowd of twenty-five men, thought to be from Franklincounty and to be friends of the murdered women, (Mrs. Emory,) took posses sion of the Dover, Pope county, jail and hanged Call Emory, the mur derer, whose death sentence Govern or Churchill a few weeks since com muted to twenty -one years impris onment in the penitentiary, Emo ry resisted and was shot in the head. It is supposed that he was dead when hanged. This was the third attempt to lynch him. Emory had been found guilty of the murder of his wife and sentenced to be hang ed, but Governor Churchill had commuted his sentence as alwe mentioned. 120 Di-aths from Iiiht Jiorla, Dethoit, June 9. Diphtheria has become eiidemic at Lridincton, Mich. One hundred and twentv children have died recently in a pop ulation of 4000 people. The schools are closed, and special policemen have been stationed at the houses were sickness exists to prevent in gress and. egress. I :ii Reed.in Springbiii,: j..f,.n?iV). iWoos. .-s. Ihr i..;k is: $$faii&vX&!:rf? and tarred and fealh- ()I.iv f,.,ir and a lia!f f, ct above the t& Vft. a k'Un and his wife. From Wlter ijRC. and ti.j deck is formed Al 'LZ'vlH i I I'pcbabljr I'alaf A-Tmy Pif l -ia K'.il, J 'ih Corcoran, a striking I!-i(it'!t, wa.j f.tt.ii! rl.. pi inter iji.t'i.i.- ::i :. . I . 1 .. , .-r V. 1 kii- Cnldl, one of (in; prin-rs . in; ! .y. ! in place of the strike! ?. t' '..n assaulted the l itter he v: going homp, striking him n tin: i with a hand-billy. Thinking he was ibunt to 1" lllobit. d. .Mel ;il. HI drew ;r revolver d twi'-i', one ball tuki effect C lo load r-hv. tiici m The ir.- tof! if Hand "t a p:is I r . . . i jured ma, IS SL.li he wili liviic, out t ic di;. 'M-'Jkihiii lief-n arretted. Attempt lo Wreck a Tra.it. Rkapi.no, Pa., June lft. An act I- dent occurred to a passenger train j on the Schuylkill and Lehigh Rail-; road yesterday, by which Charles Matthews, the fireman, was instant ly killed. John Hcrbine, the n gineer, jumped from his engine, re-, ceiving sliglit injuries. The engine was completely wrecked. 'Ine cause of the accident was a log sev eral feet in circumfeieaC", which had been placed on the road. One end of it had been thrust under one of the rails and the other end re:-t- .nI o:i the opposite rail. Several i-:ss'':ig..Ts were siig.'.iiy mj Kilb-tl '.Yi'b a S !'' iiiiui-i ,1 Daxvii.i.k. June lft. At Dr. Rich-: ard White's farm, in Pittsylvania, on Tuesday an alb rcaiion i ccurrcd; alts. aiid alter lalx.Ters in 1 Carter, on : killing him : itin-i. liow-; Carter, colored, both the field. TatU struck the head with his hoe instantly. Without wa ever, to ascertain the .fleet of the ; blowTattstx.'!c a horse ami went ; i0C full speed to Chatham for Dr. White, ' wbom be lriiormcd oi tue occur rence and then left. Since then ho, Tatts, has not been seen. Torpedo Vcn-! Ianncl:-d. Lo.Npo.N, J une 15. The new Brit- ; ish torpedo ram 4'olyphenuis was j successfully laune' ' d at Chatham ' lo-dav. She is or 1010 tons, but; ui v a few liiibt guns !. plates The ship is divided into a number , of watertight coniunrtmr-iit.. The whole aparatus for steering and for firing torpedoes is concentrated in an armored tower. Her engines are ! 55" W horse-power, and her cpoed is 17 knots an hour. Atfempt t V.'reek '!'rai:. Wh.mixotox, Ii.i.., Juno A I'.-irrttHi ii i v a ip-,v l "PL ":i s vjr - .i... ... dastardly attempt was made to , ' wreck .the inidni.ht expn-ss on the ; " fS $ ?A Chie.2' and Alton road. Shortly j rUfi.rr-CTtta v.i;' - before that hour a watchm-in ui.-i.ov-ered the switch lamp extinguished Investigation disc ?ed the fact that the l'K.; had necn poundi-M o:.. Vne lamp i3;ieii awuv ami u.e swucn , i .-.-....-- turned to throw the romiti.' li:;ht- j !;"'"; nmg exj.ress on tin snort m i j o: ine track from which it would have plunged down a thirty foot en;' mcnt and thene- into the . The work is a.-ribcd to tr. ejectcil from the elepot early ever. in. A Se lf Confc-s-ioi.. Moxtkici.i.o, N. Y.. Juno the trial of Jacob Gerhard' murdi-r, an eleven year ol I daugh ter of the murdered women testifi;. .1 to-day to Gerhardt's flight after the murder, and several witr.es-. - swore that Gerhardt admittvd his guilt. One witness said that Gerhard showed her several wounds on his face, saying that Menu Gerhardt had struck him with a pitchfork, when he hit her with a crowbar in self de fence, and thu? killed her. lie said. he expected to !e hung. avid h.p"d fie would. Mnrilrruus Work. Xkwark, N. J., Juno 1".. At l J o'clock this evening Robert Martin, of S Nassau street, this city, shot j his wife and child, a girl three years old, with a pistol of the largest cal- i ibre. The woman was instantly killed, and the child was morally j wounded. Martin is a machinist, j and lately worked in Cuba ss an i engineer. He was born Li Kn land, and is about fifty years old. He is in custo.lv, ami the ponce are cuaraiui tne liouse. IH'structive St.tr;i Ixpiaxa, Pa., June !". The rm-iH storm, live miles north rf hire, cov ered a track about eighty rods wide and swept away all before if, up to tins time mere are reports ot twenty III the Houses and a halt dozeu barns be-ins ! M:,rl'! 4: injured or totally destroyed, as well j as trees m orchards and in lores ts. j yIAM02' Not a rod of fence was left siandinj L on the farm of Jacob Faith, an three out of eighty apple trees barn was unroofed. Four e. persons are said to have been besides a number iniurcd. 'I onlv . Hij r five kiil-d Ii !!.! !y I.is?iliitii. Eaton, III., June 0. A terrible: wind and rain storm passed over - . this place, doing a vast amount of 4 . damage to growing crops, c. : A dtimus luutiocK, a we-ii known stocii raiser and former, and his wife were both instadtly killed by lightning ! wlnle lying in bed." The l'.utd on-1 tno.!u.ie.oY n-. i"ve t? ;:.t; tered at the window, completely de- j molisfiing the bed and other articles : '' M Wl,t'a uJ k:1 r'a- "' of furniture. A man named Wat-i H-Ull SOn, llVim? 111 thft sninr r.ioTPl,,.r. : hood, was also killed bv liirhtnin". ! IUnux I IT 1 r" i ' , . . iiMnaui, oi una euy, to-day gave I awy kn .u. io ine university of ermont fi ,-! IX.H), the largest individual gift ever i made to the institution. The in-S come is to be applied to the endow- mentofthe Howard professorship! of natural history, the -purchase of I specimens, apparatus, etc., in the; department indicated, and to in-' crease the University library. A 1- utul llu.-l. CiNt ix.vati, June li.. Advices froni Red ford, Indiana., savs that Willi un Rrannum, who was yester day reported to have been assassin ated, was engaged in mi aCVav with John Huff, his son-in-law. "Thev had had differences, and a-reed to go near the church and fight it out. 1 hcv went alone both armed. Huff nred first, killing Rrannum. A man no r.earet tiie firing saw Ihi nmg away from the place. Head Cut OIT. run- N ev.- Eiicnswick, .June b'.. Jcre miaa Ixmsover, an Englishman, had his head severed from his body bv a west bound freight train on the Pennsylvania railroad, at Dean's; Station last night. 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