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The Somerset Herald.
EDWARD 8CTLL, EUitor and Proprietor. WKDNESDAY.. REPUBLICAN JUDIC1ARYTICKET fokjidok: JIOX. JOHN CESSNA, of Beofonl. FOB ASSOCIATE fl'DOM : WILLIAM COLLINS, of Somerset. SAMUEL 8NYPER, of Somerset Ti'. RKPUBLICAS COUBTY TICKET. FOE rBOTBOXOTAT: S. I". TRENT, of Somerset. r 8H tin ff : JOHN J. SPAXfiLER, of Somerset TVp. FOB K&11STKB ab R ounEK : A. A. STt'TZMAN, of Sloiiycreek TV FOB TBKABVBKB : JOHN II. WEIMEE, of Somerset. Ton oomnswoMcra: ADAM S. SUAFFEK, of Jcnnur Twp. JOSEI'H HOKNER. of Somerset Twp. fob poor BorBK diekctob: DANIEL KIMMEL, of Somerset Twp. fob acditoub: JOHN I. KHOAPS, of Somerset Twp. ISRAEL EMERICK, of Southampton Twp. The President's physicians are greatly encouraged with Ins progress towards recovery, and although they cannot yet say that he is out of dan ger they express the belief that from this time forward his recovery will be steady and rapid. The improve ment in his condition fur the last five days has been marked. On Sunday Secretary Maine tel egraphed Mr. Lowell, our Minister at London : .The President is steadily improv ing, and I shall, henceforth, omit my dairy telegram. Not hearing from me, you may infer that all goes well." They are carrying passengers from Boston to Chicago for all owing to the war now raging among' the railroad trunk lines. Montpfxlieh, the former home and the burial place of President Mad ison, was sold last week to a Rich mond hotel keejicr, for the sum of $20,000. Thf. nominee of the Temperance party in Ohio, for Attorney General, declines the honor because he in tends to vote the Republican ticket Sensible man. The Governor o f Missouri has of fered a reward of $50,000 for the capture of the outlaws who lately killed the conductor and robbed the railroad train at Winston, in that SLate. General Raum, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, has offered a re ward of $309 for the capture of Mc Dow, the ring-leader of the moon shiners who murdered Deputy Col lector Drayton, near Columbia, S. C. The discovery that a dozen infer nal machines loaded with dynamite were shipped from this country and landed at Liverpool, has raised a row in Great Britain. Who or what they were intended to blow up is not known. Secretary Windom is trying hard to discover who shipped them. X ath ax Clifford, one of the Jus tices of the Supreme Court of the United States, died at Cornish, Me., on Monday last, in the 70th year of his age. Judge C. was appointed by President Buchanan in lS58,and as he had been a hopeless invalid for the last three years, his demise was not unexpected. His death creates a vacancy to be filled by an other Ohio man, unless a new leaf is turned over in Presidential appoint ments. There were four hundred and thirty-seven iron furnaces in blast in the United States on the ISth inst, nearly double as many as were in operation in 1877. The demand for iron is steadily on the increase, and will, if not interrupted, necessi-; tate the resumption of at least two hundred more furnaces leforc the year is out It is now understood that the consumption of iron in making steel rails will be double that of 1SS0 during 1SS1. Tele graph. There are many signs that the attempt of eorne of the more fanati cal of the temperance people in Ohio to run a separate State ticket will not be successful enough to endanger Governor Foster's re-election. Many prominent members of the party have already come forward and de clared that they consider a separate ticket this year unwise and calculat el to injure the cause. Others say the Temperance Convention did not fairly represent the party, but was controlled by personal enemies of Governor Foster. In fact, there seem to be a good many people in Ohio who are temperance men in the same sense that Oliver Johnson said he was a Spiritualist When he appeared on the witness-stand in the Beecher-Tilton trial he was ask ed if he were a Spiritualist "I am," was the answer, "but I am not & d J fool." Tribune. It is announced that Senator George V. Lawrence, of Washington county, lias written Coi. Quay, de claring to be a candidate for State Treasurer. The foxy old Senator knows discretion to be the better part of valor. It is now the duty of every Re publican in the county to work for the success of his party by the elec tion of its entire ticket. The only ! hone of the Democracy is through j the disruption or lukewarmness of the Uepuoncan party. Col. Jons C. Birch, Secretary of the U. S. Senate, died suddenly last week of heart disease. This will possibly lead to further complica tions in the Senate, when that body meets la December and attempts to elect his successor. As the Senate now stand, a Republican can be chosen by the Vice President s "cast ing vote." Tub X. Y. Tribune is laboring zealously in the cause of concilia tion and unity by keeping up its Are on ex-Senator Conkjing. If Mr. Conkling is as irretrievably dead as it would have its readers believe, it is a very small and nasty business to be kicking a corpse. If ho still lives (politically) it is very assininc to chafe him into active hostility. None know better than does the Tribune, that the State cannot be car ried by the Republicans, except by a thoroughly united party. In the Mandamus case against the State Treasurer, to compel the pay ment to the members of the Legisla ture of $500 each, over and above the $1,000 paid thci -t the close of the session, Judge Pearson iast week filed his opinion. The learned Judge holds that the Act of May 1S74, ah lowing the extra $500 is unconstitu tional and rule that the Treasurer shall not pay it. Of course this is not the end of the case, as it will be carried up to the Supreme Court; but so clear and strong is the reason ing of Judge Pearson, and his decis ion is apparently in such strict con formity with the provisions of tho Constitution that there is but little doubt he will be sustained by the Court of last resort. If so the result will be eminently satisfactory to the tax payers. The Philadelphia Press is whiling away its mid-summer leisure oy lashing the officials of the Legisla ture for extravagance nay, bold theft in the matter of furnishing supplies for our law makers. Ac cording to its showing, a little whole some imprisonment should be meted out to the purchasing agents and contractors. It is an oft-told, and probably, o'er-true tale, that neds an investigation bv the courts. If the Press has the facts, as it alleges, let it lay them before the District Attorney of Dauphin county, and action must follow. It has had the advantage of the sensation, now let the tax-payers reap the benefit of its disclosures, before a court and jury. The Press can do the State a service if it will. It can either commit the rogues, or relieve the Commonwealth from the stain its charges have affix ed uoon it Let us have action action. Ix an article treating on the defeat of Roscoe Conkling, the Philadelphia North American utters the following words of wisdom, which it would be well for the voters of the country to lay to heart, and when occasion of fers, to act upon : "The poorest stick of the age, or indeed of any age, is the man who can make a speech and nothing else. This is an age when work is to be done. In this country we have been talked to death. Became a man can blab acceptably we send him to Congress. In nine cases out of ten, when he gets there he finds his place taken by other men who can make more noise. The Senate never held a more efficient man of affairs than William P. Fessenden. But Mr. Fesscnden was not showy, and his seeches wcie about fifteen minutes long. It was only when one sat down and read his short Fjieeches that the greatness of the man be came apparent With him there was nothing for show and everything for service. As an ex pediter of pub lic business he was worth a regiment ofSumners. For Mr. Sumner was intolerant of business men and inca pable of business methods. It is not the man who talks, but the man who acts in legislative bodies, who impresses himself upon his age. He may not win so much applause in his lifetime, but he will be known as a maker of precedents, and he will live longer in those precedents than any orator can live in his phrases." CIXUXGS. A ten-mile horse race between Miss M. Pinneo, of Greeley, Col., and Miss Curtis, of Topeka, Kan., came off last week at Leadville. Miss Pinneo won the race in twenty-six minutes. Her competitor dis mounted and fainted on the eighth mile. It must be said of Roscoe Conk ling. and it deserves to be said, that he goes out of office with clean hands. There is no dirty money in his pockets. In this time of venali ty such an honorable example should not be lost sight oi Inter Ocean. Our esteemed Republican con temporaries, having gotten Mr. Conkling down, are jumping on him in the sacred instincts of har mony. Their idea of peace in the party is strikingly like that of the good old time-worn Spanish Mar shal, who, being urged on his death bed to forgive and pray for his ene mies, replied that he had no enemies to forgive he had shot them all. X. Y. Graphic. TnE pr&'cnt Democratic Treasurer of Stoxk county, Ohio, is a defaulter to a large amount His predecessor is in theuite Penitentiary for rob bing the county of about $50,(X10. The Democrats of Stark county must feel rather discouraged at their ef forts to find an honest man. A fool at Steubenville, Ohio, made a wager that he could crawl through a drain 500 fed long. After seeing him enter the spectators wait ed a couple of hours to see him come out Then they commenced to dig for him. After digging up 300 feet of the drain he was found almost dead. He should go to Lou isville and marry the woman who attempted to Jress a chicken by sat urating tho feathers with kerosene oil and setting them on fire. The Tribune says the death of the President now would not make so much difference as it would three weeks ago, for the public has come to know tho Vice President better. Vet General Arthur 1 tho same man now he wag threo weeks ago. The Inference to be drawn from what the Tribune says, therefore, Is that the incendiary course and narrow jarti sanship of such sheets as the Tribune, might have caused trouble, if the President had been shot dead by his assassin. Ar. 1". Com. Ad. A Moxtaxa paper says : " A few days since a loud noise was heard in the mountains on the west side of the Bitter Root, the report resem bling the firing of cannon and rever berations. The noise was caused by the falling of a high peak on one of the mountains about opposite Cor vallis, and was 60 loud, that it was distinctly heard at Eight-Mile, below Stevensville. Probably thousands of tons of rock, the foundations of which had been crumbling for ages, came down in the grand, crash." Is Tioga county objection was made to tho issue of a commission to Mr. Cass, tho Superintendent of Schools elected by the School Direc tors' Convention, upon, the ground that he had bought the votea of Di rectors. The State Superintendent, Prof. Higbee, after investigation, has issued the commission. He says, in his report on the subject, that no testimony was offered justifying him in withholding it, though ho con demns severely tho practice which was shown to have grown up of the Suprintendent-elect paying the ex penses of the Directors incurred by their attendance at the convention. The Atlanta (Ga.) Constitution Bays: "Hundreds of families have been broken up, and many innocent women and joung girls have been hurried off to Utah to be ' sealed ' to some lecherous ' saint ' in tlie great temple dedicated to lust and concu? binage. And yet the General Gov ernment permits the villiany to go on. It imprisons men in every State for bigamy, and punishes se verely the nameless crimes it li mits in Utah. It throws open the doors of the Capitol and permits a noted bigamist to hold a seat in Congress, and not an honorable member is possessed with enough courage to kick him out and down the steps, or to attempt the enact ment of a law which will prevent such a disgrace and crime. Now that Mr. Conkling has been beaten, his opponents will be wise if they put an end to the abuse that has been showered on him for the past two months. Nothing can be made by it much may be lost The Republicans of New York are not so numerous that a following such as Mr. Conkling has may be defied and insulted. They have been beaten, but they don't propose to be kicked. If any attempt in that line is made there will be trou ble, in which somebody besides the Stalwarts will get hurt They fought for what they believed was right They supported a leader whose loy alty has never been questioned, and I whose reputation has not a stain, though he lived in an era of corrup tion. Thev expect fair treatment ana propose to get it. ihey are more loyal to the principles of Re publicanism than most of the lead ing men opposed to them. X. Y. Commercial. OUIl CANDIDATE FOIl JUDGE. The nomination of Hon. John Cessna for President Judge in this District, continues to call forth com mendation in all parts of the State Below we give additional favorable notices from our cortemporaries of the press : Hox. John Cessna has been nomi nated for president judge by the Re publicans ol his district Bedford and Somerset counties and we pre sume he will be elected, as the ma jority in the district is large and with a proper candidate,, safe. Mr. Cessna is a good lawyer, and has had great public experience, Vil lage Record. Hon. John Cessna has been nom mated for President udge in the Bedford-Somereet district his oppo nent being Representative Colborn, ol fcomerset Cessna is a clear-head ed lawyer, a man of sterling integri- ty, ana win acquit mm sen witn Hon or to himself and satisfaction to the people on the bench. Brookrille Re publican. Hon. Jonx Cessna, of Bedford, has been nominated lor President Judge, of the district composed of ieuiord ana omerset counties. Mr. Cessna is one of the ablest lawyers in Pennsylvania, and will make an upright and impartial Judge, who will be an honor to the district He will be elected, we believe, bv a tri umphant majority. HoUidaysburg Register. At an adjourned meeting of the conferees of the X Vlth Judicial Dis trict, held at Somerset, on Monday a week, Hon. John Cessna was unanimously nominated as the Re- Jublican candidate for President udge. We are pleased to announce Mr. Cessna's success before tlie con- ference, and it will afford us much greater pleasure to chronicle hifi election in November; His comirt iior ha not yet been named, but it tnntU-s not who in pitted against hiin. JuKon Hrpublinin. The Hod. John Cessna has been nominated for President Judge in the district composed of the coun ties of Somerset and Bedford. Tlie Judicial Conference was in session for neai ly a week, the Somerset con ferees supporting the Hon. A. J. Colborn, at present a member of the legislature, but the nomination of Mr. Cessna was finally made by a unanimous vote. There can scarce ly be a doubt of his election, nor is their any doubt of his ability to fill the position. Chambersbury Reposi tory. Gaiteau's 1'rUon Ijf Washington, July 27. The Star to-day publishes an interview with General Crocker, Warden of the iail. about Guiteau, Crocker said, speak ing of Guiteau ; "Therehas leen no event in his lifo during the past week that is worthy of mention. He cats, sleeps and walks just like any other person. No one has oomo to see him from the day he was brought here ; no one has man ifested any friendly interest in him. He don't setni to have any friends. His brother in law was here, but he did not appear to take any specisd interest in him. There was no ani mosity shown, however. If his mother or brother or any of his friends came to sea him. I would let them see him, just as I would do in the caso of any other prisoner. The only people who have been hero to see him are those who come out of mere curiosity. Guiteau is as quiet as any person. I to seems to have made up his mind to patiently await the result He has not asked for a lawyer. He has not asked to see anyone. I asked him if he wanted a lawyer. He said no, not at pres ent He claims to be a lawyer him self. He knows enough not to talk. He is sane enough for that He hasnH even expressed a desire to talk with anyone except Mr, Bailey, the stenographer, who has been taking his statements. Ho has sometimes asked to have him come. There is no sue; thing as solitary confinement in this jail. There is scperato confinement Guiteau can hear- other prisoners talk and can talk with them though he is sepa rated from them. The guards tilk to him on subjects connected with his prison life, but not about the President Nobody here wants to talk with him about his crime. I don't think ho has any knowledge ot the President's condition. He reads a great deal." "Does he get the newspapers ?'" 'He has no newspapers. lie reads mostly the bible and serious works." "There's nothing peculiar about him ?" "No; I take no stock in hw in sanity. There has been nothing in his actions here to indicate it any more than in the conduct of other criminals.' I do not think that he is a man of strong moral conviction. General Crocker said Guiteau reads the Constitution of the United States and the Bible more than any other books. Resides these he had read threo books belonging to the jail library, two navels and one entitled "Nine Years Among the Convicts, or Prison Reminiscences," by Ileazer Smith. No letters tome to the jail for Guiteau. A Mon union t to CoJiIWleriUc Dead. CuLPErPER, Va., July 21. Not withstanding the rainfall during the entire forenoon, the unveiling of tlie monument today to the Confeder ate dead drew an immense crowd of people, variously estimated at from six to eight thousand persons. The procession formed at 12 o'clock in front of the armory, headed by the Culpepper Minute Jlcnjiolloweu by the visiting military companies from Alexandria, Warrenton and Charlottsville, veterans of the late war, and Masonic and Good Tem plar lodges. The procession was a mile long, and extended from the town to the Citizen's Cemetery, where the ceremonies took place un der the auspices of the Masonic Fra ternity. Addresses were made by G. F. Fitzlec, ex-Governor Kemper, the Hon. John Goode and General Walker. The speakers were intro duced by General James Field. Af ter the ceremonies were over the procession returned to town, where a dinner was handsomely served by the ladies. Everything pasned, off pleasantly. ' Secretary of the Senate DeaL Washington, July 2S. Col. John, C. Rurch, Secretary of the United States Senate, died at his residence in this city, to-day from organic di sease of the heart NAsnviLLE, July 28. News of the death at Washington to-day of Colonel John C. Eurch, Secretary of the United States Senate, produc ed a painful shock in this communi ty, so sudden and fatal a termina tion of his illness not being anticipa ted. The diceased was long identi fied with the journalism of this city, and was President of the American Publishing Company at the time of his deathj and a large stockholder in the American newspaper. Members of tlie city press held a meeting and adopted appropriate resolutions. The City Council in session to-night also adopted resolutions of respect The remains will be brought here for interment, arriving Sunday morn ing. A Horrible Murder. Carbonpalk, Pa., July 25. Evan Reese, 18 years of age, went up to the topmost portion of the new breaker of the Rutler Colliery Com pany in this city to-day, and was standing on the upper screening wheel, when a companion named Lowery arrived. The latter told Reese to come down or he would pull out the iron bolt holding the screen wheel, which makes thirty revolutions a minute when in mo tion. Reese refused to come down, and tlie bolt was thereupon with drawn, and the screen turned so rap idly that it threw Reese fifty feet He struck head first upon a large rock below, and his brains were knocked out and hi3 whole body disfigured Missionaries Captured. Lonpox, July 28. A dispatch from Alexandria, Egypt announces that the French Catholic Bishop of JNassau and lour missionaries, on a tour of inspection of the missionary stations of Abyssinia, were captured by the natives, who pillaged and burned a mission house, robbed the prisoners of their clothes and sent them into the interior. i ir'-n, A ItCXT AFTER OUTLAWS. St. Pail, July 25. Gov. Smith, of Wisconsin, has ordered out the Ludington G tiards to assist the posc of iftO men who are now hunting down the Williams brothers, who murdered the Coleman brother;? at Durand recently. li U likely that the twobatalliotir. of Nr. ,k ial Guards now on duty at ii.n. CL.ire in sup pressing afitrikool ,00) lumber men will be ordered on to partici pate in the hunt when they ran bo spared at that point. The murder ers are as desperate and dangerous as the Youngers or the James brothers, and are intrenched in the Eau Galle woods, a dense forest of pine, interspersed with limestone formations, full of caves and tamar ack swamps. Lon, one of the Wil liamscs, was married to an estimable Christian lady of that vicinity, and had been leading a respectable life for some time when his brotherly love overcame his love for family and scruples for law, and he became outlawed in befriending his brother. ht is just out of Joiliet prison, in Illinois. Whik he was absent on this mission bis wile died in child birth, and ho- did not dare even to attend her funeral. Shortly after her death he and his brother came to Wisconsin and terrorised the country until the Cole man brothers met them in aside stoet in the suburbs ofi durand and attempted their arrest. No sooner were the desperadoes challenged than the shooting commenced. Sev en or eiiiht shots were fired from Winchester rifles by the desperadoes in quick succession and several shots from the revolvers of the officers, both of whom were killed and one of the Williamses was wounded. Nobody else witnessed the encoun ter but a little boy, who gave the alarm. The country was aroused, and from two to three hundred men have been hunting the fugi tives ever since. They have taken refuge in the woods and every effort to dislodge tlicm has been foiled. The neighborhood is friendly to them and a band of fugitives from justice have made common cause with them against the officers. There are three camps now estab lished in the woods and the place is completely invested. Scouts are out day and night after the fugitives I and raid every placo where the baaI is seen or traced. An Indian saout from the extreme Northwest, lias been employed to trail them, and ef forts have been made to. secure bloodhounds to put on tiieiir track, but they have not yet arrived. In the party hunting down the murderers are two brothers f the murdered oflicj. who aro track shots and bravo tuta,. Seventeen hundred dollars wwar 2 are offered for the murderers, all of which, by agreement, is to go to the wifo of the elder Coleman and tho affianced of the younger one. The hunt is the most exciting one in the history of the Northwest since the Youngers were run down after the Northfield Bank robbery. The woods are the wildest and most rugged within 4X miles of this city, and every cave and swamp is known to the murder ers and their allies. One of these fellows, fugitive with the Wiliams, has a horseshoe brand on his head, the indelible stamp of some West ern vigilance committee. Some of these have been living in these wilds for four years. When the military shall join in the hunt, which will be tomorrow, the forests will be in a state of siege, and scoutinsr parties will scour them in every direction, with decisive results, it is believed. ' Whites the Mail Kokber. Washington, July 30. Chief In spector Parker of the Post Office De partment has received information of the arrest in Colorado of Ham White, a noted mail robber and desperado, formerly of Texas White was convicted in April, lH, in Texas of highway robbery oXfelve United States Mails and sentcaced to imprisonment for life at Monnds ville, W. Va. Ho was daring highwayman, whom it was known had murdered a-nurabti of men. The President was induced to par don White last spring. This, it is thought, was done without a full knowledge of White's crime. Immediately upon receiving his pardon he re-entered upon his ca reer as highwayman ; organized his gang and robbed stages in Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Colora do. He will be brought to trial at once in Colorado. Warrants have been procured for his arrest and trial in Arkansas and Texas to le used in case the Colorado prosecu tion fails to convict lVnnsj Ivnl FrulUIiitinniNts Altoona, Penn., July 28. The Sate Convention of tho Prohibition Reform party met here to-day, del egates to the number of forty-five, representing twenty-two counties, being in attendance. James M. Wilson, of Mercer County, was nom inated for State Treasurer. The platform denounces the refusal of the State Senate to allow the people to decide the question of prohibi tion; affirms that the only effective means of prohibiting the liquor traf fic is by separate party organization; that all Christian features of the Government should be sacred V maintaineu; conuemns me poncy- oi raising revenue by the crimes of the people and at the price of blood; that in no case will candidates affil iating with the license system be supported; favors Civil , Service re form and a protective tariff; opposes the selling of convict labor, polyga my and monopolies, and closes by favoring compulsory education. Confession ot A Murderess Bippeforp, Me., July 30.-Sarah F. Whitten, aged 21 years, was brought here to-day for trial on charge of having murdered her child, aged three weeks, several weeks ago. The body of the infant was found in the Monsam River at Kennbunk or. the 19th instant The tongue had been cut out The prisoner was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff D. S. Bullock near Rochester, N. H. She states that Richard D. Day, of Alfred, is the father of the child; that he met her at Kennebunk and and ad vised her to kill it She then took the child to the fiver, killed it with chloroform, and then threw it into the river. A Clergyman's Confession. Providence, R. I., July 28. The Rev. W. F. Witchen, pastor of the Matthewson Street Methodist church, has been charged with purloining rare books from the various public libraries. He called the board of his church together last evening, confessed himself guilty of grievous sin, expressed the deepest contrition therefor, and announced his inten tion to retire from the ministry and the church. A Bdly-Trcnt-d Woman. RtniMoxn, Va., July SO. The cruel betrayal of an estimable and highly connected young lady of this city by a man who utun ied fur sole ly as a cloak for the perpetration of the crime of forgery m a story more remarkable than fiction, an I its an nouncement creates intense feeling in this eomuiiinity. During the early part of this month the young lady in question, whose widowed mother keeps a boarding house ami is extremely poor, and who was in search of some honorable employ ment, chanced to read in the Hart ford (Conn.) Churchman an adver tisement for a governess to take charge of a young child of a widow er. She at once applied by letter for the position, at the same time forwarding handsome letters of rec ommendation of an eminent judgo and a distinquished Episcopal di vine of this city. In answer to the application the advertiser came in person to Richmond, and represent ed himself as Mr. Thomas Marvin, a wealthy widower of the West He said he was so much pleased with the beautiful character given of tho young lady that he had come on at once to secure her services. He re mained here a few days, and tlie re sult of his visit was that, instead of a governess he secured a bride, upon whom, before their marriage, he "settled" $,000, the contract being drawn up by the judge, wL had in part been the cause of bringing the parties together. Martin' fine per sonal appearance and plasiblc manner, together with the high character of the letters of credit and the introduction which he presented upon his arrival here, established the utmost confidence in him, so much so that, besides imposing up on all of the young lady's relatives and friends, lie succeeded without any trouble in negotiating, at the First National Bank of Richmond, a draft on Chicago for SS00. The parties were married last week, and left for an extended tour. The re turn of iJbe draft to the bank, with the statement that it and the letter, were base forgeries, first revealed the true tharactcr of the impostor. De tectives were immediately put upon his. track by the officials of the bank. The first intelligence received from e c , Ie8 Hie bridal party was contained in a ram lrom the unfortunate ladv. dated Albion, N. Y., July 22d, in quiring into the truth ot a report in the papers there that a fatal accident had befallen her mother. From this it would appear that Marvin had concocted and had published the story of the accident in the hope that his wifo would icimediateiy return home, and thus give him the op portunity to desert her. Friends from Richmond went to Albion to the relief of the young lady, and she is now on her way home." Nothing has yet been heard from the detect ives who were sent afWr Marvin, who is believed to have made his es cape into Canada. Firebugs At tempt to lrxtroy a Town. Trenton, N. J., JuTy 2S. At an early hour yesterday morning a seemingly systematic attempt was made to burn the smalltown of New Hope, Pa., aboa- 12 miles from this city. In three o lour different parts of the town fraro buildings were ig nited, and siuii. t meously it ap pears, the newjwpej- factory, just on the outskirts, was u.s- set on fire and would probably have lxn de stroyed but for the "exertions of the employees and the New Hojie fire men, wha confined the flames to the annex building. This latter, which was a frame structure, was consum ed, causing a loss of about $-1,000, whici is covered by insurance. Tho dajsjnge done elsewhere in the town CKsbrr.ced the destruction of tiiree Votes and a large quantity of lum ier. As it is fully believed that the JfLres were of incendiary origin a re ward ot S.jUOhas been offered lor the arrest of the perpetrators. Httieido ol it IJoy Lancaster, July 2S. Tin: vicini ty of Barcville, West Earl Town ship, this county, was thrown into excitement this morning by the dis covery that a 12-year-old son of Samuel M. Good, a tenant farmer, had hanged himself in his father's barn. The lad was subject to epi lepsy, and, like nearly all victims of this disease, was given to despond ency. A Deputy Coroner held an in quest and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the alnve facts. The father of the lad is well know, hav ing been a candidate for the Repub lican nomination for Prison-keeper ot this county. A Horrid Murder. Fogki.svii.le, Lehigh County, July 29. A terrible tragedy occurred here to-day. Charles Singer, an old man living alone near this place, was found inadyingcondition, hav ing been beaten with a club by a party of three men, supposed to have been masked burglars. The old man was just able to hold up three fingers in answer to a question as to how Many had attac ked him. He died without being able to give further information. His house had bee! ransacked and robbed. No av4&-s have been made. Swept Away. La Cuossk, Wis., July 25. The storm on Wednesday night did great damage, antl principally in Coon Valley, twenty miles sout heast of this place. The house of Hans Jansen, a Norwegian, was sur rounded by a torrent, and his wife and six children, ranging in age from six to fifteen years were en gulfed and swept along lifeless with the waters. The husband, who was in La Croose, first learned the news last night, the roads being impassi ble, and there being no communi cation by telegraph" Another Plot Against the Czar. Berlin, July 27. A letter from Russia says there have been many persons arrested and several expul sions from St. Petersburg in connec tion with the discovery of another plot against the life of the Czar. An ex-Nihilist who had betrayed his companions had been assassinated in tlie outskirts of the capital. There have been six arrests in consequence An accomplice of Solovieff was also captured, and there have been many other arrests. Fatal Accident. ' Beaver Falls, July 28. A pile of lumber in Wareham Mitchell's lumber yard fell this morning. Two men, named Shafer and McComiick, of Butler, Pa., were caught under it. Shafer was so badly injured that he died in a few minutes. MeCormick is still living, though his arm is brok en and he is otherwise injured. He has a wife and child living in But ler. Shafer was unmarried. Kenclinff Money by Mail. Postmaster General James has, it ia said, devised plan for sending r-nia'I cum of money through the mail at a cheap rate. The device consists of a card having three col umns representing dollars, ten and cent;, and the amount to be drawn is designated iv punchingout figure. Two iir-noitiln.il!"iiii will be United, one for all sum within ?J W. and the other for all sums within $". The orders will be payable to lnan-r, ii in I t he tiostoli1e.fi W ill not be respon- si . f.r iUt.tr a'iti i e iverv anv more ti,.,-, f,.r- friiiivil fnrrenev. for which they arc a substitute. The orders will be finely printed on bank-note paper. The postmaster will sell the S2 "0 card lor two or three cents premium, and the $.". card for four or five cents premium, and will himself punch out the amount paid, and the buyer will ttimnlv enclose the card in bis let ter, and the anv office. receiver can cash it at Tl, Tw.Ktmo.eter will enter the amount on a stub, which will 1: the only check the depart ment w need, us the name of send er nr-d payee are not entered. In order to prevent the use of the post al orders as currency they are to le redeemable only threo month from the date of issue. Hunting Outlaws. Cmi'AGo, July 2. A dispatch from the Maple Spring c:pnp, Eii claire county, Wis., says: New life has been infused into the pursuit of the Williams brothers by the arriv al of eight Indian scouts with thirty blood-hounds employed oot West by the United States" Government. The scout-j are headed by Buffalo Charlie and Yellowstone Kelley. With these names tho public were made familiar during Custer's and Miles' campaigns in 1S7G and 1-S77. Buffalo Charlie's parents, brothers and sister were killed byjthc Indians over six years ago, since which time ho has given his whole heart to the work of tracking redskins and fugi tives from justice generally. The trail of the outlaws will be taken up in tlie vicinity of Doolittle's camp, and the scouts will go ahead with the entire pack of bloodhounds,m 'Ic ing such a hunt a3 was nevtr wit nessed in the big woods before. Secretary Windom Threatened. Washington, July 30. Ex-Treasury Agent IHssell was at the Treas ury Department to-day. He saw Secretary Windom and told him that the letter which threatened the Secretiry's life, if Lamphere was not removed, was not written by him. He said he would not shout any man for an office. He also said he was convinced that the alleged let ter was gotten up and written inside the Treasury Department While liissel was in the Secretary's room quite a crowd of clerks gathered in the corridor in that vicinity. When he came out ho said, "They must think I am a penny show." The Secret Servicemen are iofjiuring into the case and the indications point to an early arrest of IHssell on a charge of sending threatening mat ter through the mails. Rissell was formerly a special agent ot the de partment A Mormon Murdered. Chicago, July 2S. A special to the Times from San Francisco says: "New3 has been received here that Bishop Philip Klingin Smith at oDe time of high standing and inlluence in the Mormon Church, and the ex poser of the Mountain Meadow mas sacre and a participant therein, is dead. His body as found in a prospect hole in Sonora, Mexico, under circumstances indicating murder. Bishop t$niith has died as he expected. A ftor convicting John D. Ia-o of the Mountain 'Meadow massacre he said: "I know the churc h will ki"J re sooner or later. It is onlv a qucstK4i of time." After returning from the- trial, by order of the church hiswi:- left hini, and he started south and lived in Arizona. In that Territory two attempts were made to kill him. Jleward k'or the liolle!s St. Ixmis, July 2S. Governor Crittenden to-day issucxl a procla mation offering So,0LH reward for the arrest and conviction of each person who participated in the re cent railroad robberies and murders on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, .,000 for the ar rest and delivery to the Sheriff of Davis county. Ma, of Frank Jones and Isaac W. Jaines, or either of them, and a further reward of So,0(K) for their conviction of murders and robberies referred to. Ilo.tHtcd in a Burning Dwelling. Dktuoit, Mich, July 2G. At Muir, this state, early yesterday morning, a small house occupied by Aloiuo Derrick, his wife and six children, accidentally took fire, and was burned to the ground. The fire originated in an upper cham ber, where three of the child ren one a deaf mate aged 11 years and two other boys, aged respective ly S and;5 years were sleeping, and it w:is impossible to rescue them. They were burned to an indistin guishable mass. Fatal Accident. Rkapinc, July 28. Mr. Wm. G. DeTurk, a salesman of this city, was out driving this evening with his wife.son and sister ( Mrs. H .11. 1 loll). When about two miles fro m the city their horses became frigh:eiied at a dog, ran away, and I'rtera.'ly broke the carriage into splinters. Mr. De Turk was instantly killed, his wife was seriously injured, thei r son had an arm broken and othervise injur ed, and Mrs. TTnll recpiwpii sevpro injuries. f A Fiendish uid . Troy, N. Y., July 27. Charles Parker, a. guide in the Adirondack at Blue Mountain Lake, w hile guid ing Mrs. jeorgo Bull Iron i Forked Lake to Long Xake yesterday, where she was to be a guest of a .-Senator Piatt, made a heinous assault upon her. He r Jmost strangled her and tore her cl thes intoshreds. All the guides of th e Adirondack are.hunting the villi in down. They havuj sworn vengeance . Mid will have hi a dead or alive. Ttirt Men Murdered. Minneain )Lis, Minn., July 28. A special disp atch to the iiven'utg Jour nal from 1a ke City savs : "A centle- man just ar. rived from the Eau Gidt woods gives the information that a party head, jd by Sheriff Doolittle came upon the Williams brothers yesterday, a rere fired upon by the latter, and t he sheriff' and two others were killed.. The despcradoej escaped." A CoNIhIoii. Rye, N. Y., July itS.T' iV. iht trains were in collision oti the Nt-w York and New li nen division ( .1... V... V..1-L- V..MT Minn Hartford railroad at tbU piae; this : r.ii!i..,i -(!. iil'ternoon. Tin tr;iin from X'' !" ft-t t., ',.'.' lotk was to frwitcn oil sou)',' cars M ( s. ; a fide tr:iek, when a Kp-ei.-i! l .:'. . t;- :;, of lhttly-tw.e.irr,;i!l helm,: igi.iiH. d ':i . its approach from the east. The Li,;;, . thigntiiii was sent ahead to .Mtiiial j l.r.itK , ,,f the approaehing train, whieh eonld ! and train . At i.- IMit l: J-eell IfOlU liie Sl.l.ioii on at- ..j r , mime cause t tie nagnian return . couin. oi the great curve, put lor ; ; , ,. o- aim liit- train which w.us ia u.hc pioyeit )(.:, t a . I. :.;..,(. i- . . . . ... i - i. . . . i. . t . . ' ' oasscu mrougn mwi'mi nvwppui i jin. iu came on at full speed and das tied . accompli into the standing tram. I lie con- ; and to ductor of thf-Jspt eial train, Eli Latin, j atit ;-r ra ral and llcnrv Ilaiiix M, oraiceiuari, con- mainly versin-' on a Hat car, were thrown between two were smashed Can-f, OOlll oi which ; fc.UHKO ii,. ' t i.:m...i : !. i . '. il,1i:n. ' stantly and Haliock horribly muti-1 I latcd. James Middy and Edward j IJilol, engineers 01 uic t-nmai' and eastward Ixiund trains, were thrown from their engines. I he former was severely slightly wounded. A IforriMe AITalr. New Orleans, July 2a. A spe-i -'Ht u.. rial dispatch from Yazoo City says j jscrti, McDo a. that information was received there j "(a't" P;l:' unkrK, today of a horrible affair that oc- j l':irt? turned to s,:' currednear Sataratia, in which a iUf;l'."-' "'ports thy white L'irl was outraged and mur- j no dM.niiati'm t, lered bv a nerrro blacksmith named '-n im.L Isaac risher. the he had killed the ... J Cl . , . her, threw the body into and then went into a shop near by. j ,H iri-orniatiun. . Returning found the ter. which after a little while he uf.i.u'infr in tlif Wil- was two and a half feet i a l, 'ery t l deep, whereupon, going down on - 'Sl " ' 01 D the rope, he drowned her, but was j (kr ot 'M'Uty W.--tiien unable to get out, and was j - 1 there with the (lead body ol i u,i his victim. The citizens, who had ! REAjN,; juiv,,f. , .assembled, voted on the question of j aedder't i-''' hanging him, but some circumstances , afterT.oon at Ju; V in the case caused a majority to ni vor holding him until after an in quest had been htl !. A I.uis.itie, Albany, Julv 27. Some mcnt prevailed here on a cxcite rumor of an attempt to shoot Gov. Cornell. It appears that a stranger walked up tlie stoop of the old Capital building and was about entering when Superintendent Hyde, notic ing the strange appearance of the man, who was carrying an old gun on his shoulder, asked him where he was going, lie replied, "I am Adjutant General of this State.' Hyde at once saw the man was probably crazy, and fearing some harm to the State officials wa in tended, asked for the gun. The stranger declined to give it up, when a struggle ensued for its possession. Hyde secured it It was unloaded. The stranger, who is evidently recov ering from a spree, gives his name as Patrick McLane. and claims to lie a blacksmith of Whitehall. Capture if a Mail Iioli-r. St. Ixris, July 20. The Republi can Denton, Texas, special says: Deputy U. S. Marshal Givin ha brought in under arrest Jos. Tyler, charged with complicity in the mail robberies committed by the notorious Sam Boss gang in 1S7S. He was arrested near Atoka, Indian Territory. This leaves but three of the Bass gang at large, Davis who was in the Union Pacific Railroad rol bery at Big Springs, Neb., and 'u now in New Orleans ; Henry Under wood, the most desperate of the band, who is running a cattle ranch in tlie panhandle of Texas, and Frank Jackson who is now in Ar kansas. Another vernor in l;niiccr. Sr. Pail, Minn., July 23. A con tractor named Goodale was called on by a citizen yesterday for plans of a house. Goodale immediately became violent and said, with a flourish of firearms, that he could do nothing until he had first killed Governor Pillsbury, for whom he had been lying in wait for several days. This morning Goodale was taken to an asylum at St Peter violently insane. The maniac is a well known artisan whom the Governor lias befriended many times. A Terrible (Kt-nrrenco. Erie, July 20. A horrible affair occurred in Washington township on Wednesday. J. Hotchkiss re cently purchased a huge full-blooded bull-dog. Having occasion to visit the barn he was horrified to find his little niece in the jaws of the ferocious brute. Its fangs were gory with the blood of the child, which it had bv the throat, shaking it like a rat. f he dog was brained mal t,;J:,w' with a blow from anaxe and the ! ovcr W) lnsura child rescued, tearfully disfigured. 1 x vrthi v Death is hourly expected. i Shoots a Tramp. Cincinnati, July 20. A mile and a half below Greenwood, John son county, Ind., early Saturday morninsr, a tramp attempted to en ter a toll house kept by Mrs. Mol lie Hunt, a widow. Mrs. Hunt gave the man all her mone', eight dollars, through a pane which he broke out of the door, but he persisted in his attempt to enter and she shot him dead. He is known as a tramp pass ing under the names of John Mil ler, O'Brien antl Lewis Cook. Destructive Tornado. Portland, Me., July 27. A whirl wind passed through Cumberland Centre and Yarmouth Forside last night, mowing a path a quarter of a mile in width through fields, fences and orchards, destroying crops and snapping off trees six inches in di ameter. No buildings were destroy ed, but many houses had glass shat tered by the heavy hail which ac companied it About fifty farmers lost their crops, valued at from $2U) to 3-100 each. A Murder. Paris, Tknn., July 2S At a pic nic near here yesterday a man nam ed Stubblefield and his brother-in-law, both white, got into a quarrel with some negroes. Two of the ne groes seized Stubblefield by the rrms and held him while a third blew out his brains. The negroes were arrested. Fatally Shot. Mi'.vcY, Ind., July 28. George Mackelfresh died Lust night from a shot inflicted by his sister-in-law. He had broken "into his divorced wife's house- and was threatening her when her sister fired the fatal shot The Coroner is holding the inquest t.i,: di i-r' r ;ovt-r tiir.-.. :.. .. ' li.l ill T.i ni'irt.v,. it the actual crt ',.( ' time to-i:iv. "' 1 W and the laU r ! ' !'J, ' 1:1 at (Joluiiihia. t. (' rr:.,i ; imssioni-r Uatim (revenue Wee u,! 7 latter, thinking i e marha! or ,!., irl bv -hoking ! M""w-. the well, , M'min;.ii.,R.-r j telegram to D r,ir r ! '::--r.?.ri.w;.. narvon townshiji. men were iii.-tant;-.- al injured. The r- accident are as , men are engag;dir.ti., the number Win? 19 years, and J.- ' years. A blast bl'C these two men. with oover to e-cajj HK -; A piece of rx-k pound.-? expl'.xlnl inVC one of which tn-'-ki'-head, causing ir..-:" was struck in tSe&te about ten miiiut.-i l. married. A Lu. tr . jj, BoRI'iEXTirtX. X. J Walter Harvard. livij; Hill, while or; his r:r carri:;t;e late on was stopped on t: T. 1-. men at a puce t:Z Stewart's wood." ( held the hr-e Lv Harvard was t'.l l money or he wouil Harvard had a iarr-: ; on his person, which L. to him that evtni:..'. E his horse into a r:z ; away from the l.:.L shots were fired at to. : passed throu-.'h hiscaiti vest, but inliicted ro ir highwaymen have i:.: -as vet. Seven- Nr Carronpale, J'.;!y -I iest thunder storm oi over thi city yi Harry Van Vor-t. a:- citv, was striu-K k - instantly killed, her h knocked in?en.-ihii- at old man. name nr.ky dangerous injuries. & ed in picking w!i.r.l.-y distance fruia the dence. Three uth- rs i hurt by lijhtr.inz. x,L is reported dead. A p cupola was torn ir.m ; shops and uaiu:i;e vate residences :? r: large switch board in: office was almost tV A IVsfrneritf Fa Bradford. Pa.. h'.t : broke out ia Mrs. Wilc.'s establishment on Wi-L: Cntt;imnni.. V l-2t this morning, and of that, the main strt; destroying seventeta pal business houses w cluding two drug c ware stores, grocone. -Tho Salamanw Fire . went to the asih-tan-f-. too late to Jo aiueai. having devoured ewrc- their reach. The tufc. r all ni Mi, j v - T- r. T.,V ' l mnrnini' when J"h3 1 teamster, returned t -o. ".,.-ri..il hvh'J tlmt Kir mother ha-i !; l..,.l n-ifil Jno. h whem M'Mullen baj The latter beat Pore. lnnt Lw n ite at ir.tf- the day. ThisiuorniK w.i found dead m K"J- .i.i;n m-intitr. f"'1' and Donellywerearr irami' P, I tramp was arrested in. townsh: by i'o andtak. r I'dorc Es(i. Uf'on his ..Ue quart of t ld a iv amounted to ? up in little 1 latka.'1" rags, which were o y ferent parts .f It i- J was MHr!y i-huiaii' yji tut. !".' A Hoay Wilmin:ts. Pv! lire ocC urn.'' i - ...... ...1 i. Lent tn,m 1 t?if shin vard ot the ship yard of AsteanilKiatjUstM' jouth America. ' ,- .1 V..tiJ n"1 A and several oe! .,,,.vb..: and a foundry M'y loss is estimated at toSbVV'O. I' J" anee is not knej Wir.KKsnAKKF.1- Ashley thisnjor;r tie Low, aged ' ' twelve year-, ,( P road of road oi -"f - the?" picking coal in former was kf? horribly luangW live.