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Os.ii: Wii.i'K has periahed?miserably
pcfiaiied?but the double sunflower is still
mib oa
When the Ohio democrats get through
fthtiog e&t'i other they are going to
jtiie the Republic* na.
\Cisnss\Ti man was knocked down
wiji a beer mallet. Did the monogram on
jj mijuJiuir r?ad (r. H. ?
jv the fan; of the ISmperor ofAnnam
JwJte iloadJy may read his own. The
Emperor was "reduced to complete sub
Tut State administration is getting back
la actions. Have the broom-sagers of the
interior captured our genial and gentie
guutly Governor?
Aiti'm.v id hero before the summer is
hurry. We shall have another touch of >
the thermometi r before sleighing time. I
Kkcji the latwt Miuiff disaster the No*.
y0,i //??/,(draws*double track- moral.
Uli? problem for every railroad company
m?,ider bow many wrecks equal one
table track.
A,fomii?i to tbe Democratic newupa
Jn Governor Foster ia the longest beaded
If politicians. He foreordained all that ban
'Juto pais in Ohio since 1880 and he has
,|K?d lull of things likely to happen be
U?D this ami tbe neJt Presidential elect
ion. It is a very llatterlng view of the jolly
Governor. ______
- i,>iirris.Ttli*i removal of Dr. umden, whose
^.yc-rtol ?dndnl?tf?tfoa K*ve?uch uulTCiaU
ti^uttoii, wiu unfortunate, yet we uo not think
taUyihluK III theclnrKvi uow nude against
j'. "Blind 4i.'I III" management of tho Aaylum.?
l"?*i 1-lniMikt I:
The rnuovul luia indeed been unfortu
nate but lr. Bland, in his present state of
mind *iH tuirdly thank a Democratic
new8p;? wsr which admits anything to bis
prtjadi'ct. He wi? probably prefer to deny
every thiotf, even though Ue do not chal
lenge the proof.
When JoUu brown, Queen Victoria's
late servant, whs in tbe lleab, tier partiality
to him was the subject of frequent com
ment. It was more than hinted that this
subject h?d too great an iulluenct over his
overeign. John Brown, being dead, con
tinaed to engage the British mind. Tbe
?2'teen is going to give him a monument
arid a biography, and tbe poet laureate has
been commanded to do him up in verse?
i job which Tennyson's muse will be cer
uin to enjoy. There whs once a John
Brown on this side of the Atlantic, more
of a tigure than the Englishman, but lie
lmdn't the sweet privilege of living and
dying under a gracious sovereign.
Tiik money phase of the case in which
Count; Commissioner Stein figures is of the
least importance, though under the law
which be quotes his right to hold the mon
ey id not clear, lie is not an Overseer,and
king a member of the Hoard of Commis
sioners he can hardly be regarded as its
*?tnt. The greatest objection to the trans
action !'es agaiutit the mystery in which
Commiasicaer Stein envelopes it. If in
fants are to be smuggled into the County
lntirmary by a County Commissioner who
kiudly covers up the important matter of
/uentage, it :a easy to see that the county
is put in the immoral attitude of encourag
ing a looseuees of social relations not con
Native to the welfare of the community.
Taxpayer1* do not maintain the lntirmary
for this purpose.
Tin: ant-machine or Keform Democracy
ot Cincinnati isgoiug right ahead with its
work, ami there is to be a convention Sep
tember s to put a Democratic ticket in the
fold. Mr. Mcl.eau's Does ticket is already
there, and will stay. Hamilton county ia
already won by the ltepublicane, so that
tie Reform Democrats can not fairly bo
?accused of placing their party ticket in
jtcpardy. They have merely asserted their
manhood and protested against the degra
foion of their party. It begins to look
u though Senator Pendleton wai a little
beforebanded when he declared that he
tal neither previous knowledge of nor
sympathy with the protesting movement.
I' it sliallappear that the protestanta reprt
aeat tbe party in Hamilton county the
?Vnator will find himself between the devil
and the Jeep sea; for, being out with bis
former frienJe he ia certain to be opposed
to the death by hi* peraistent enemies.
Iveu in politics it rioj-sn't burt a man to
lisve a backbone.
Tin |r VlrlliUM tni Nonp-No KxcnM
lor I'ticui.
Anxawus, .Mo, August 29.?Captain
K?3*7 beicg asked what the character of
tUhaxing was, ;-ud whether of not it wai
s*'i;ht, responded that it consisted in turn
the fourth class men out of their ham
mocks at night and making them eat soap,
?toid on their', hands, turn somersaults,
s-ng bong??, etc., and in every way make
wemselvea as ridiculous aa powible.
*onie people, he added with a smile,
nay regard this as slight. Captain Ram
?y then went on to say the hazen had no
wcute for their conduct. They had been
My *?rutd. The law of Congress had
wen constantly kept before their eyes, and
remained ponied in their (|uarters the
Vide year. Their attention had been called
jo it in a special order, in which the law
nw U-tn cited at longth. The Captain
Rated that a cadet Imd been dismlaed last
; N'mberJoe hazing Campbell; also one
u_ ,?if'K 1 iHdHie. two for hazing Tuggle,
6i tVlneram, and now you see
**e very boys have been basing others.
""riMmC'iinti.*? Irurher*' luftlilltfit.
?*r?dn*t xj >k. inUXi)*vrr.
CuwiBi-ao, W. V*., August 28.?The
tx-rcists ol tc-ilay were eiceedlnglv edi
and entertaining. I'rof. C. 0. Show
-t*r gave a tuodel lesson "How U> Teach
UOJt.pl,y." AlbM. ?ofl. 6(J t ghowed
"*??Milyu| tale ol Education and
TV?l?s pruvidiDic the county schoobi with
?pjyatus. J r. W. M. lllair conducted a
?ciUticn in Physiology. Mini Ida I.oko
u * * fli^'nniil""! of some merit, and
n f ? ^t^Hway in a creditable manner
V illi. **frtti'Ung. Alter wbicb J.
iW1- a prper ou Hygiene,
fi, . IJ5' 1* coudmttir, is pivlng satis
ion! ii' I. 1? Iw"'l,cr, appreciate his ef
lhf lB,l'lut? ? suixsw, AS well
t^rieand scholarly remarks.
PrculUrltlcaof tha liejam- 'Old Pallhrol V Erup
tloia?The "Paint Pol" lUglon-Salphnr
Mountain and Spring? noadnr/nl
Falls?An Affi'-lukplrlDK Nceo*.
C^rrtrpondei ice qf the JiUdligaicer.
Yellowstone National Paiik, W. T.t
August 14.?In my last letter you will re
member we bad tiuiahed up the "Norris
Geyser Basin." Next morning, after an early
breakfast, we set out afreali upon our jour
ney, and once more visited the "Norris
Geyi<er Uasin" on our way, stopping awhile
to take in again the wonderful scene. The
air being very frosty the steam condensed,
and it seemed as if we were in the "misty
mid region of Weir" that Poe describes in
"I'llalurae," where the "dark tarn of |
Auber" emitted such mephiticsmells. The
peculiarity and diversity of these number
less pools und springs is not less remarka
ble than the?r number. The water ii of
almost every color as are the crystalliza
tions from the water and steam. There
are mud fountains?as well as fountains of
purest ray serene?where in large pools
you will see a soapy foam overspreading
very muddy lookim: water, which is boiling
and seething with tremendous energy.
There are fountains where you will Bee all
the colors of the rainbow reflected, making
you feel as if you were in an enchanted
region where tne genii are mixing colors
for artisls.
After leaving the Norris basin our route
lay along the Gibbon river and in the
course of the forenoon jire passed through
the canyon wherein ore to be seen its fails
?eighty feet high?and its narrow rapids.
At the head of Gibbon canyon we came
into what is called the "Paint Pot" region
of the park?one of the most peculiar of
its many attractions. There are naid to be
500 mud and boiling spriogs in this locali
ty, which comprises several acres. These
mud pools seem to be in a chronic condi
tion of agitation and busily engaged in
blowing all sorts of mud curiosities into
the moetgrotesque shapes. Besides these
boiling mud fountains there are a great
number of char limpid springs and one of
the most beautiful emerald fountains to be
met wiili in the park is seen here.
Space would fail me to attempt to de
scribe to your readers the various springs,
pools, fountains and geysers to oe met
with on the road to what is called the
''Upper basin" where we made our princi
pal Halt in the geyser regions. There is
the "Monument"geyser basin, the"Lower"
geyser basin, the "Middle" basin and at
last the "Upper" basin. All have their pe
culiarities and attractions,but details would
weary your readers. While it is true that
almost every geyser has its own iudividu
ality yet of course there is a general same
ness in them all. To see one big geyser
throwing a column of water 150 to 175 feet
high, with a diameter of 'Jo to 30 feet, is to
see them ail throwing up at various heights
with various diameters,
Our first sight of a great geyser was at
the "Upper Basin," which we reached be
tween Ave and six o'clock ia the evening,
and where soon afterwards "Old Faiihfal,"
as it is called, went ofl wllh considerable
preliminary noise, not unlike the noise of
a great steamboat blowing oil' steam at her
water line, after which followed the grand
outburst and the shooting up of an immense
column of water 175 feet into ti e air. This
"Old Fsithful" does once every sixty-live
minutes on an average, and hence be is a
great favorite among visitors who are eager
to to see an eruption soon after their arri
val as u reward for their wearisome ride.
Then, too, there is the "Beehive" geyser,
which goes off every eight hours, and
throws up a larger ana higher column,last
ing fully live minutes, and making a pro
portionally greater roar. He, too, is a favo
At the "upper basin" we tarried over a
dav, resting in our tents and walking
around over the whole basin, inspecting
all the noted geysers and great pools. We
could stand by the base cf "Old Faithful"
and look down the basin for about four
miles along the valley of the iTirehole rivor
and we could see the steam going up here
and there like the "smokeol their torment"
a score or more cf principal geysers,
some ?il them having craters 10 feet high,
others havlnssimply a great orifice in the
lava beds. Go which way you will down
the valley, to the one side or the other of
Kirehole river, ibrougljuutthis basin of four
eiiuare miles, and you BOQje upon one of
these geysers or upon aornn great fountain
or pool of boiling and bubbling water. The
whole basin is full of them and hot water
runs tlown over the ledges stall points into
the river, so raisiog the temperature of Its
waters mat no species of auimal life can
exist in that stream. At one place cloee
beside the bankB where a fonntuln ran in
we bathed in the waters of the "Firehole,"
and while close to the shore the wati r was
so hot that we could not bear it yet .1 feet
further out it was cool enough?so cool that
we were glad to keep a? near the hot water
line as poisible.
After having done the geyst r basins suf
ficiently, we set out for the great falls of
the Yellowstone, forty miles distant, going
through over the mountains and utreams
by a sort of forced march lit one day, rest
ing at noon (or an hour in (li-- shade by
the side of a mountain brook to oat our
lnneh find let our hordes gram at the end
of their rupee pn the rich Dull do grass.
Our route took in til? famous Sulphur
mountain and spriag, objects of great curi
osity to our party. The mountain, as it is
called, is a pyramid along side of thr.sprlsg,
about seventy live feet higli, and Is a de
posit of sulphur, Bom? of it as appirentlv
pure brimstone as ever jo i taw it it) p roll
of sulphur. The spring or pool isa yery
large one and is in a tremendous state of
agitation, its waters boiling furiously and
throwing themselvei out convulsively over
the sulphurous lava beds all around. As
one of the party remarked, "if the devil is
not at the bottom of th's pool 1 don't know
where you would go to look for him."
Passing On we reached the falls of the
Yellowstone just bofore sundown, every
body quite |iued with their long rid* and
unite willing to omit a visit to the f*|la un
til the next morning. A lew of the brethren
who bad brought rods, reels and files ?1th
tljetn rushed down to the rapids antj hook
ed a ('? #ae specimens of tront. And thus
(he adventures of the day end. d.
jvtf'vnext morning, kf .r h^u)tlja',we
mounted our horses and f jllowlng the tend
nf "Jackson", our faithful and intelligent
gulile, we wound along the mountain pith
ell route to the lulls and tn I lift great can
yon of the Yellows one. first *fi halted at
the upper cataract and disnwnntini from
our steeds wa ked to an overhanging ledge
of i-cks and saw the water ruslilig and
(coping over ? precipice 105 fad high.
Next we pafseil on down to the lower falls,
anil again dismounting t'eacendcd by a
narrow and s'eep pith to the very brink,
where a platform lor proteaiou had b?en
erected, on which we stood and gs??d In
astonishment at the (treat leap of the water*
over the falls to an abyss 300 teet below.
an *wx-is3Pikiso srasa.
It wae an awo inspiring sight, and some
how the wildnecs of tha wens all around,
and the presence of the great, ilasp and
narrow canyon below, through which the
waters threaded on their way between
walls of rock at apparently no greater
width than Wheeling creek, invested the
spot with a tragic character more pro*
nounced than one is apt to feel at Niagara.
Here on the great Rocky Mountains, in a
wild and lone spot, we saw the greatest
and grandest of the tributaries of the
Missouri, the beautiful Yellowstone, hurry
ing on its way, impatient of distance' and
shortening its course by these tremendous
leapa in search of a lower level.
After gazing at this fascinatine scene for
an hour our party of horsemen gradually
and as beat as they could, plimbed the long
and ateep mountain path,pulling and blow
ing at every step, until ouce more they
were on the brow of the canyon, and then
remounting they rode on down through t he
pines and firs until they gaiued a ledge
that stood out prominently oyer the gorge
and afforded a line opportunity for a good
view up and down this deep and tortuous
ravine. We had with ua Arthur Brown, a
well known English water color painter,
and a member of the Roval Society of
Artists, who had come over on purpose to
sketch scenes in the Yellowstone Park, tie
Wtta perfectly enchanted with the scene be
fore him, and said that no where on earth
that he knew of could another such sight
he witnessed, llo spoke of the tout ensem
ble, the falia, the crags, the canyon and the
diversity and riohneesof the coloring.
a. w. e.
The Injured and aili?*lmr-PlmtKe|?orlH
?1 really ExHgKeruieti. i
New York, August20.?Thomas S. Sauls,
injured on the Kiverdale, died at midnight.
The following missing people have been
inquired for: Mrs. Lougstreet, Mr. Archi
bald, Mr. McConnell, Mrs. Kinily MerdofF,
of Haveratraw, Abrara Tompkins, of Tarry
town, and three ladies who were with him,
W. \V. Tippey, Palisades, Mountain House,
ex-Senator Robert ii. Strahan, Mrs. Jten*
fare and daughter, of Tarry town, 1). W.
Harris, Superintendent of the Belt railway,
M. D. Getty, of Yookers, aud Mr. Koae, ol
Sing Sing.
Ciowds of curiosity seekers gathered to
day on the wharf in front of the spot where
the Kiverdale sank yesterday, aud watched
the boats plying around the wreck, pickiug
up whatever lloated. No bodies have been
found since yesterday and the belief
strengthens that there are noue in tho
wreck, except only two or three. The list
of the missing is being gradually thinned
out as those supposed to have gone down
on the steamer or who were really passen
gers are heard from as safe in this city or
at their homes up the river. The full ex
tent of the calamity has been stated, lhe
wreck will be taken to Jersey Flats whero
search can be made for more bodies il any
are there. The three injured men are doing
well in the hospital. R<jV. llowell Gardner
is seriously scalded, but may survive.
Heavy Mohn mi Allnuiic Vlty.
Atlantic City, N. J., August 2U.?There
is not a place on our beach front that has
not been damaged some by the heavy tide
and surf to-day. The total loss will not
be less than $50,000. Long before high
water, wnich was at G o'clock, the board
walk began to wash away by the
high water. Along the centre of
the city was a mass ?of debri*.
Bath houses, restaurants, photograph gal
leries and stores with dwellings attached,
which were built so far from the surf it was
thought no sea could reach them, were
undermined and carried bodily into
the ocean and beaten by the
waves into fragments. The tide
has fallen a little though and great
anxiety is felt about the next high water,
as the wind is from the northeast,is no-eas
ing. aud should it continue until higher
water tomorrow the damage will be more
than double of that of to day. The surf
was the heaviest ever seen here,
Kcfouut Collection*.
Wasiiixoton, D. O., August 29,?The
collections oi Internal Revenue lor the first
month of the .fiscal years ending June 30,
J883 and 18M, were as follows: From spir
its, July, 1882, $5,203,09ft; J uly, 188?, $4,750,
001; increase $512,135. From tobacc0,
1(462, 83,811),254; in 1883, $1,020,415; in
crease $1,880,830. From fermented liquors,
1882, $1,721,510; in 188:), $1,880,151, in.
crease $147,001. From uanae and bank
ere, 1882, $1,007,004; in 1883, ?400; de
crease $1,007,504. From miscellaneous,
1882, $578,858; in 1883, $09,888; decrease
$478,072. j Aggregate i-epeipis. 1881., $11,
875,577; in 1883? 40,101,048; decrease Ur
Yi3J)W. The principal items of decrease
were, manufactured tobacco ($1,004,0&>)
and banks and bankers (fl,007,ofH);
principal items of increase were, spirits dis
tilled iroin spirits other than apples, peachy
es or grapes ($4t>0,Ul&) and lrom distilled
liquors ($149,072).
JikWhii iufcpeciiou.
Sioux CiTV.U., August 29.?Senator Lo
gan, Dawes and Cameron, of the pi'peia)
Indian Committee, resobed Sioux City to
day from a tour of inspection on the Mis
souri River Indian Agency, lbey g ?
bonce to the Pine Ridge and Rosebud
Agencies. The Senators are not prepared
to what the committee will recommend,
but express the opinion that the Sioux are
ready lor lands in Bavesilty. Oiher mem
bers of the committee are proeepufiug in
vestigations in Montana,
dlorj ur a Life Vrmlirver.
Falmouth, Mass., August 29.?A life
preserver, torn and evidently in recent use,
Stamped With the name of C. H. Nortbain,
was found yesterday upon Hie shore of
Vineyard Sound. A party of children
playing on the Beach near. M mouth sa(f
the bodyof a man Hosting iu Hie surf close
to tho sands, but becoming frightened ran
away and told none until too late.
Yellow Fever.
WiB?|S(iT0N'i August 20.?Commodof"
English has received tjjo following tele
gram from Lieutenant Commander Welch
at Pensacola: "No new cases aud no deaths
ihineifavy Yard." A private telegram
from Pensacola thin looming Btatee that
Paymaster Brown is dead, aud Mrs- Brown
tnis a slight attack of the fever.
Unll *t?>e?l?J-.
At Toledo?Ft. Wayne, 8; Toledo, 7.
At East Sigluaw?yoincy.ll; 8jginaw,12
At ritts?Allegheny, 0; Columbus, 10.
?At Chicago?Cleveland, 0; Chicago, i.
At Detroit?Buffalo, 2: Drtroits, 8.
At Phila?Athletics, 11; Eclipse, 3.
At New >'ork?Met'pln, 7; St. Louis, 1.
At Bay City?1'eoria, 5, ljay City, 8.
Negro BurgUrNliot DoAtl.
Atlanta, August 10.?Frank Esn, a
colored burglar, was shot dead this morn
ing by I'olico Officer Ureen. Tbev were
entering the station holiae when the negro
furiously assaulted Green with a knife, in
flicting several wounds. The negro started
to run when fireen shot him.
Ohiormnri.1 'in Itrlaqll. *
New Yoiut, August ;U?Tho anaounce
ment that the Ohio Central Railway Com
pany will default on its River Division
bonds, interest due on September 15th,
hid but little eff?t on theJCompany's secu
rities, The stock declined slightly to lljc.
t lreal *?????'rl?
ClsciXNAfl, O., August 29.?At Ronoe
yerts, w. VS., the Chesapeake flouring
mill burned vesterday. I-oas $11,000. In
surance $0j000. The mill was owned by
'E- H- PifMPB1
la Claciaaatl?i Stn County Coavc atloa to ba lift
la Stpuwbrr ? It la Oalj Tlld?a'? Wlikai
that Rraea lloadlj Up-Saaator Pea
dlrlon Awaktalo* to Treachery.
Cincinnati, 0., August 21).?The ad
j turned meeting of the Deiuoorata dissat
isfled with the organization of the lat?
County Convention, held an adjournct
meeting this afternoon and heard the re
port of the Committee appointed to pre
pare a plan of uction. The Cominittec't
report declared the late Convention held
was contrary to rule aud precedent, and ifc
work fraudulent, and made an arrangement
for calling a convention, one delegate from
each precinct in tho county, selected from
among the persons signing this report, with
instructions to meet September 8th and
nominate a ticket to be called the "Demo
cratic Reform Ticket," to bo headed by the
State Democratic ticket. A committee of
fifteen is to be appointed to make the ar
Lai kin Mcllugh offered a substitute de
nouncing the late convention, but favoring
its ticket. It also requested the reoiganixu
tion of the present Executive Committee.
The substitute was lost and the committee's
report adopted. Speeches were made by
Charles lteemelin, Judge T. A. O'Conner,
Judge M. W. Oliver, J. J. Desmond, Wm,
Disner, Larkin Mcliugh, J. H. Carberry,
11. C. Lord and Theodore Cook.
The report as adopted was ordered to
be printed with the names of all Demo
crats willing to sign it. From the persona
who shall sign this report the executive
committee is to be selected.
WHAl' lint III'.
Tbc Cir.at Wislicn Kee|c
littf lloHUly lu Hie Field.
Cincinnati, August 2l>.?Judge Hoadly
has been contlned to his homo on Eibt
Waluut Hills for a week by a malarial at
tack. The anxieties of the cunvass have
been trying to him, but there is no good
ground for the report, that he has been
broken down physically, lie is capable of
a great amouut of labor, and could proba
bly speak every night during the campaign
without great fatigue. His trouble lies iu
his sensitiveness. Ho feels keenly what is
Baid about him. Although very ambitious,
and in spite *of the fact that his plans all
depend u]>on success in the present con
teat, he has been so affected by the asuauus
ul Republicans and the eoldueaa of
Democrats that he has. wore thau
once impulsively declared that he
would withdtaw from the contest.
These tils of diecourugementhave caused
anxiety to his friends, became of the dan
ger that the Judge, when feoling that way,
will say something within the hearing of
Borne one who will circulate it, and there
by greatly damage his cauvass. A cor
respondent hue been informed that on one
occasion when 'he Judge was particularly
restive, a message wus dispatched by his
immediate frienus to Mr. Tildeu to explaiu
to him how tho Judge was feeling, and
bring back a message of encouragement
from the Sage, aud his pergonal request
thai Judge t loudly should dismiss thoughts
of retiring from thb contest. This your
correspondent has from a yeutieman who
Baya he had talked with the messenger.
Hoadly holds Tildt-n in the highest vener
ation, and since this little ruse to remind
him of Tilden's interest in his canvass he
is said to have ceased his talk of withdraw*
iug. It is a little singular that this should
have occurred just at the time of serious
demands withiu his party that he be re
moved from the ticket.
Hii.i&iuu rivAULr.iu.il
luhtioclliitf: JUIn Ft'UcM-lle Im Finding
Out it Few ihlutfN.
Coluudus, August 21).?Senator Pendle
on came to Columbus for the purpose 0/ j
nspecting his fences, the recent tornado in
jineinnati haying JeU them in p decidedly
tad condition in Southern Ohio.
The Senator now for the first time visits
Jolutnbus since the memorable Democratic
state Convention. He came then as the
'riend of the recreant Iloadly, and it was
diiefly through the influence of Mr. Pen* I
ileton that thp na#ie of George Hoadly
itauds at the head of the Jjemotyatiu fcjtate ,
iefcet. Two iponihs since the same men
vho are now booming t|jo Ppipocratic can- ,
lidate for Governor were then piling abuce '
ipon his head and denouncing his
nethods, openly charging that he
vas engaged in buying up dele- j
;ates aud using corrupt means
0 secure his nomination. Mr. Pendletou ;
;ave |J.oa4ly's j;atiHH the semblance of re- '
inedibility" without which be wopk}
lave most signally failed, uotwitii* ,
itandiug the free use of money which }
Democrats charged him guilty of. Air. ;
I'endleton now looks very much like a gen* ?
lemau that had learned some very un
pleasant truths. He is in possession of news,
A facts which Judge Thurman learned in |
I&3Q. namely. that Judge Hoadly had sold 1
nip out at Cincinnati, kittle did Mf. J'eu
lletou imagine that a nuiu whose cuuae he
Aas pharn pionjng woufil surrender to his
)wn chief political entuny, njnch less that ,
the terms of capitulation should also iu- ,
:lude his personal and political allies; but ,
luch is the case. And after such an txhi- ]
jition of political treachery it can haidly ,
ae regarded at all strange that the party to
t should tajte to his bed.
A reporter callpd on Senator pendjeton
ind asfced him if he had read the proceed* '
ngs of the gentlemen who mot at the Bur- :
nett House in Cinuinuatl. yesterday, to 3
consider the advisability of putting in the '
tjelu pother Democratic ticket iu Ham
ilton county.
The Senator responded, "I have read the 1
Zincinuati papers of this morning and, ex
:ept what I saw there, I know nothing I
ibout those proceedings. I nayeno sym* (
iiathy with any movement in favor of a <
bird ticjfet. Tne avowed purpose of many
)f the speakers at the meeting sepms tq Ije (
?nly to defeat that ticket and elect the ;
Republican ticket. The success of the 3
Democracy is too important to be thus j
jeopardised." -
JuurnnllNiN nl H'nr.
Columbus, August 20.?Col. W. A. Tay
or, correspondout of the Cincinnati Newt- (
tournal, and W. J. Elliott, editor of tne ;
Sunday Cqpitol, had an encounter on the 1
itreeta to-day. in which lp(h .rgpeive(!. 1
ilight injuries and were arrested. Threats 1
>f a more serious character have passed be
tween the men. The trouble was over an
article in the Newt Journal reflecting on
the personal and political record of El
liott. " t ^
thk i?Kfc?ii>?:Nra JoiK**;y.
In C'miuh or Itio
Vntarn'tMl pf tUi? Pur I jr.
Oami? Oampbill, at tiik mot of Ynu
lowstonk Lake, Wy., August 20.?The
President and party arrived at this camp
st noon to day, having marched from the
upper end of the lake, twenty-two miles.
The trail we came over was around the
borders of the lake, almost entirely through
timber; agreeable shade and absence of
duet, made the ride one of the most
enjoyable of the whole journey;
At a point where we remain to-night there
iyftbondaut and nutritious grass, our camp
being in a fringe of One pine timber
which covers the mountain sides and is
elevated enough to overlook a splendid
meadow upon which our aniuinls are feed
ing, and commands a comprehensive view
of the Jake, whose waters wash the preeip
itieusclifls of Shoshone mountain* beyond.
The head of an extinct specie* of rhino
cerous and two vertebrae of large fossil
sauriaiw, in an excellent state of preserva
tion, were found ou the bank of the lake
near our camp by our surgeon and natural
ist, W. H. Forwood. The specimens are in
tvreotiug and will be sent to Prof. Copes, of
Arounil I'rnnk J?ine??'riieNlroii|C Testi
mony or Ywlertfny.
Gallatin, Mo., August liU.?Court reas
sembled this morning and G. W. McCune,
a farmer in Jackson county, testilied to
Dick Liddell leavlng'a wagon at his house
some time after the Winston affair. The
books of the Richmond Express office were
put in evidence to show the receipt of anna
and Mrs. Jamea' sewing machine. Miss
Emma Kcndig and her mother, living
four miles from Winston, identified Dick
Liddoll and Frank James as being together
on the day of the robbery. Win. Bray, a
fftruer, who took Jesse James in a buggy
to Hamilton at the time the expedition v,?
abandoned ntGailatin 011 account of Jesse's
sickness. corroborated Dick Llddell's ac
count of the affair. He positively identi
fied Frank James and other members 01
the gang that visited his farm with their
sick companion.
Frank Wolfeuber, a young farmer living
nine miles from Gallatin, was one of the
best witneeses examined. It was at his
house the robbers stopped over night ou
their return from the second trip when
Jcssb was taken sick. Witnena accuintely
described the parly, designating Clarence
Uite as a "slouch." He detailed the move
ments of tho party during tho time they
were at his house, repeating the conversa
tion, and showing a remarkable memory
for details.
Kansas Citv, Mo., August 20 ? The
Journal's Gallatin special sivs: Tho testi
mony of the State witnesses to day was in
tended to supply all the missing links und
complete the chain of evidence which tho
State has been forging for the past four
days, and when the Stale rested its case
tj-day little doubt was left in the mindset
those who have heard the evidence from
the beginning of its completeness.
A Reduction ol' Wage* Armniieil-llmr
11 AIIVrlM Workmen.
Chicago, August 21).?The Western Win
dow Glass Manufacturers' Association held
a session to-day to tlually determine upon
n scale of wages to bo paid employes. All
tho leading manufacturers were represent
ed. The Committee on Wa
ges reported the following acale of
wages which is the same submitted
by them to the workmen at tho recent con
ference in Pittsburgh. For blowing, 10
per cent reduction on the present Hat I jr
single strength and 20 per cent reduction
Dn double strength. X^or gathering. U5 per
cent of the blowers' wages for single, and
52} to 55 per centon double strength.
By this reduction of the schedule, ac
cording to the manufacturers, single
strength blowers will make $100 to $115
per month, and double strength blowers
?150 and upwards. Sirgle strength tend
ing bus will make $70 per month, and
double' irtrength will make $100 per
month, and llitteners, double Btrength
8125. The manufacturers assert this makes
i total reduction of 5 per cent, which they
claim has been offset by changes in the
tariff. This is claimed to be the ultimatum
?jl tiie mannf ictureri, and that 70 per cent,
of all in the country ha?e pledged them
selves uneomprolnisiiiglv to abide by it.
Manufacturer all declare that they look
lor a long fight, but expect to win in the
?nd. They further assert that the union of
workers in glais is one of the strongest in
thecountry, but has grown arbitrary and
dictatorial to a degree where they are com
pelled to make the light offensive. Nothini
Is known here as to the probable action of
Ibe workmen.
Csldwell A Mason, dealers in wool and
yarn manufacturers supplits. Philadelphia,
suspended. Liabilities $10,000.
The boat store and general offices of the
Diamond Jo line ol Bteamers, at Dnbuque,
Iowa, bttrned vesterday morning. Loss to
die Company $20,000; insurance, $10,000.
Two hundred head of Jersey cuttle and
J nnmber of ponies. sh(iep and bogs,
rallied at $72,000 lauded at Chester, Pa.,
j'esterday.from Bull. The animals are lo
bu quarantined,
A portable saw mill of Irwin A West ex
ploded yesterday afternoon at Georgetown,
3., killing Newton Irwin and Joseph West,
the owners, and badly wounding Kicliara
Steele; an employe.
By the fall of Btaging nt Bqrilen dock,
Hudson, N. V., Patrick Cougliter was fatal
ly injured and John Cain, Frank Walker,
Michael Connock, Michael Kelly and
Michael Slichan sfrioiisiy injured.
The Democratic State Convention of
Nebraska, have nominated Hon. J. W.
Savage for Justice of the Supreme Court,
und for rigeuts of the Slate yniversity,
Dr. D. It. Daniels and Hon. .J. W. Wol
Iteiiorts from Liverpool thqt Cana
dian cattle ate affected with Texas fever
are emphatically dented by the cattle men
ol Canada. They say it is wholly unknown
In the Dominion and not native to the soil,
ldd B Tel
Henry Villard, President ol the North
Pacific railway, wlt'u his German guests,
itftuHvb in the parly, are at Niagara F? Is.
Mm Count Llppe WeiiwnMdt Minister
tsr Austro-llunjiry, and Baron Von Esen
leoker, Minister of the German Empire.
Ths Republican State Committee of
U?B?cbusIll8 Issue an address to the peo
jle marking the opening ol the campaign
n this State. I-.says: No one can over
ook the Bim?itlcunce of the result in Maswj
ihusetH this autqmfi qpoti the uest preaj
iential clectlou.
The Imports ol Jiritibh iron and steel
luring July was 70,303 tons, against 10,1,
I'.IK tons for the corresponding month l^t
?ear Tho imports of iron and steel for the
'irst'seven monttia ol tho year compared
?pith tbu corresponding period of last year,
iIiowb a decreaae of 326,07.r? tons.
The Wabimh train, known as tho"can
non ball," which lelt Council Bluffs last
"veiling at 5 o'clock, when near Chiton,
Mo., ran over a cow. The engine baggage
?ar and one coach were derailed anil the
jngine upset. Engineer Hall, one of the
passengers were Injured,
The trialol Isaac H.Lockwood,of Sew Ha
ven, on the charge ol using the maito for
the purpose ol defrauding thoso who wrote
him, by claiming he would send money
terdayRaiid?lho prtom l?uX<Vy and
sentenced to one year's imprisonment and
a fine of $50. .... ,
Th? Snb-Commlttoe of the Senate on
Labor and Education resumed its sessions
in New York yesterday. 1. J. McGnire
lurnished testimony regardmg tho organ
ization and almfl. of the Oentrai iauot
Union. Hesaidtbe members ol the Union
regarded the tariff question as a IJght ho
tween the exporter and im;>oner, labot:
S irudTecMVl. W. a.Andenon, a
bricklayer, wanted anecht hour law and
a reconstruction oi the ljen law.
ConmUo the Volraaoei of Java Which Vomit Fort)
the Planica of Ueaolatior, kid Jolaed by
the Baddeaed Hea Sweep Thoaaaada
of People into KteraItj.
London, August -'J.?A d is hatch fron
Batavia, Java, says the towns ol ADj?r,
Tjiringene and Tolokobelong were destroy
ed by volcanic eruptions. All the lighl
houses in Suuda Straits have disappeared,
and where the mountain of Kramatia for
tnerly stood the sea now flows. The aspect
of Suuda Straits is much changed and nav
igation is dangerous. The tidal wave com
pletely destroyed Aujer. Many persona
were killed, and the loss of life at North
Bantam is enormous.
The latest advices show that the volcanic
eructions in this island are much more
serious than at first indicated. The dis
turbances begun on the island of Krakatra,
in the Strait of Sundu, about fifteen miles
off tbe coast of Java. The deep rumblings
were distinctly audible at Surakerta and
Batavia, about forty flyo and twenty
two miles off respectively. little
alarm was felt at lirat, but within a few
hours showers of htones began to fall at
Joukjokerta, .Surabaya and Z*rang. All
through the night showers of red-hot rocks
and asbes fell, making complete darkness
in these towns. In B.itavia there was an
occasional fail, and it was difficult to keep
the street lights burning in the European
TIDAL waves.
On Sunday morning the disturbances
1ml extended beneath the waters of the
Strait, and they were soon boiling and
hissing violently, whilo great waves dashed
upon the Javanese share?, and the temper
ature of the eea went up nearly 'JO degrees.
Even as lar away from the original point
of disturbance as Madura the furious
waves were lashed into mountains of foam j
as the^ came rolling iu. The threatening
rumblings gradually became more and,
more distinct, and by noon the Malta Meru,
the largest of the volcanoes of Java was
belching forth flames at a very alarming
rate. In is eruption soou spread to the
UunungTengger, (the crater of which is
the largest in the world, being nearly four
miles in diameter, the Uunung Ciuntur,
and may other minor mountains until
more than a third of the forty-five craters
of Java were either iu active.eruption or
seriously threatening it.
Just before dusk a ureal luiuiuous cloud
formed over tbe ^nung Guntur, and ttie
crater of that vo?no began lo vomit up
enormous streams of white acid and sul
phurous mud, besides smalltr quantities of
lava. There were rapi lly successive ex
plosions, followed by irumendous showers
of cinders and enormous fragments, which
were hurled high into the air and scattered
in all directions, to fall, after the force was
spent, upon the vallbys below, carrying
death and destruciion.
Men, women and children rushed in ter
ror from their totteriug dwelling-places,]
tilling the air with their shrieks ot horror.:
Hundreds were unable to get out before
the houses fell, and were buried beneath
the great intsi ol rocks and mud which
were piled up where a few hours before all
had been peace, happiness and fancied se
As the eruptions increased in frequency
and violence the disturbance of the waters
surrounding the barren coast become more
and more violent. Here waves ruthed in
territic force up the steep, rocky incline,
breaking upon the overhanging crags and
receding rapidly leaving a lava flow cooled
just at the moment when it was about to
tall over a precipice, and then remaining,
quickly burdened by contact with
tne waters and forming a distinct
6trata of black and * bright red,
purplo and browu all thrown about in
eccentric masses, while hujje peaks
of basalt rose at frequent intervals. There
the waves came roiling over a marshy
plain along the shore, suddenly engullinga
hamlet ol fishermen's rude housts, .and
turning suddenly back swept away almost
every vestige of what had a moment before
been a scene of bustling activity where
family after family had been rushing
around iuu vftin endeavor to eave their ef
fects fr?m the awlul combination ot ele
ments threatening them.
At the entrance of Batavia was a large
group of housts extending along the shore,
and occupied by Chinamen. This part of
the city was entirely swept awpy, and of
the Si,000 Chinese who lived on this
swampy plain, it is hardly probable that
more that 5,000 munaged to save their
lives. They stuck to their homes until the
waves that washed them away came, fear
ing the torrents of flame and Java of the
interior more than the torrents of water
from the exterior.
Tbe population of Europeans and Amer
icans in lUtavia suffered a loss ot per.
hai'H ?00 souls out of 35,000 whites
living there. At Anger the Euro
pean aud American quarter was tirst
overwhelmed by rocks, mud and lava from
flie craters, and then the waters came up
and swallowed the ruins, leaving nothing to
mark the site, and causiug the Ipb* of some
where in tlio neighborhood of 2,000 lives of
the inhabitants ?i)d thcai who had tried to
flnd'a refuge there.
Since noon yesterday everything is quiet,
Bky clear and communication with Sarong
restored. The temperature fell ten degrees
Monday, but is now normal. The town is
covered with a thin layer of ashes, which
was so hot when falling that it killed birds.
Telegraph linemen report that while impair
ing the liue near ^nier early Monday they
saw a high column ol Eca approaching with
a roaring noise. They Hid without learn*
ing the fate of the inhaljitiqjtf. The quar
ries of tferafc b*vo disappeared aud all tbe
people of the place have perished.
A He I of Yiilctitatft.
Java and the adjoining islands ot the
Indian Archipelago may be termed a nest
of volcanoes, all of which are in a constant
Btate of activity. Earthquakes and erup
tions are, consequently, of frequent occur
rence in that lively portiou ot' the globe.
In 1571 there were sixteen distinct earth
quakes rrgistered throughout the Island.
In 184:$ Mount Gunter flunj? forth ashes
and sand to the extent of 30,000,000 tons*,
by the great eruption oi Mount C^alung
gung in 1822 no fewer than JH villages
were laid waste, and J,000 persons destroy
ed: in lfcUr an earthquake caused thp death
of 1,000 people of the town of Jot|*karia
alone; in 1871 the eruption of Merapi, one
of the most active of the sixteen oriucipal
volcanoes proved fatal to thousands ol the
inhabitauts of Kadu.
Besides the volcanoes themselves, there
are a number of striking forms of volcanic
activity to be observed ou the islands, such
ss the so called mad volcano at {j'oboyan,
the gas fountain* of holy flres of Melati
Herat, and the fakaramau or Guiva Upas
(Valley of Poison). Hot springs are *bun
d*nu There is not a region ip the world
can boast of so many volcanic eminences.
Serang is the principal town of the resi
dency of Hautam. It is only one hundred
-I feet above the sea level. Anjer lies on the
const at the narrowest part of tlie Sunda
Straits and vessels from Europe usually re
h ceive fresh provisions and water there.
Cheribon (Tjeribon) is one of the most im
portant places in Java aud is the residence
of the descendants of the old Sultan. The
regent's residence is the principal building
in the town.
> volcanic ISLANDS.
i Krakatoa, or as it is sometimes called
? Orockatos, is a volcanic island at the mouth
t of the Straits of Sunda. Us shores are wash
, ed by the waters of the Indian Ocean, It
? is situated in latitude G degrees 1) minutes
. south and longitude 105 degrees 29 minutes
? east. The island is about six or seven
? miles long and about four or fivo miles
i broad. The Dutch government have estab
lished a signal station or fort on it, but it is
not inhabited otherwise. To the northwest
of Krakatoa is a small nameless Island,
i and to the east is a, similar one. Both are
i very close to tho larger island. ? Directly
north oi Krakatoa and near the coast of
Sumatra are two other volcanic islunds,
railed the Lebockeaud tbeSehesie Islands.
They ars smaller than Krakatoa and are
Sumatra is the most northwesterly of the
Sunda Islands, of the Malay Archipelago,
and next to Borneo and New Guinea the
largest in the Eastern Bees. It has a popu
lation of 3 000,000, moaDy Malaya. Its
products are tropical fruits, spices, coffee
and scented woods. The island is divided
into a number of native States. Part of
the island is under the supremacy of the
Lauil lcrkuo Heeling.
Dum.in, August 2U.?At a meeting of the
Irish National League to-day Davitt, Sexton
and Parnell were present. Parnell in a
speech referred to the success of the efforts
of the Irish members of Parliament to pro
mote the laborer*, tramways and migration ,
acts. He said he believed the day nas
near when the Irish would gain the full
urogramme of the measures for which the
.League had been formed. Parnell thanked
the Irish Americans for their suppoit of
the caueeof progress in Ireland, which, he
said, had been most encouraging. He said
the bulk of the Euglish members of the
Commons conceded that home rule whs
necessary for Ireland.
Hicham O'Shaughnessy resigned his seat
in the Commons for Limerick, to take a
government cilice.
McDeriuim'N L'n*u.
11\ Jiiii'ooL, August 29.?In the examina
tion of Jas. McDermott, who is supposed
to be connected with the dynamite con
spiracy it is staled the cards found on the
pri5??.m were 8isne(i James Stephens
and 0 Donovan Bosna. On iho Jailer's
card, which was lo bid JIcDarmott good
I bye, the following was writlen: "Tell the
[boys over (here, I will do my utmost to
help to destroy the Common enemy."
i UerniHU
Bmuk, August 2tl.-Thelteicbstai! open
ed to-day. The message of the Emperor
opening the session declares the Reichstag
was called to ratify the Spanish trealv and
secure beyond doubt the payment of tbe
indemnity granted tbe Government by
thei Iiundesrath for carrying tbe provisions
of the treaty into immediate cflect. Two
hundred and sixty Deputies were present, i
The presidents and vice presidents of the
previous session were re-electod.
Alili'JcwJNii Klula. j
Viknsa, August 2!).?Although order bps
been restored at Egerseg, Hungary, the
scene of theJato attack upon the Jews all
shops aro still closed. The Jowisli famMes
have lied and trade is suspended.
Thesteamer Kllida'left Hammesfast last
week to seejc for tho missing arctic explor
ing stealer Varna.
The plate on tbe ccflin of Count do
Charabord is inscribed with the followins
IZt"-, i' nry XJ& lhe f'race ol Goif
King of France and Navarre,"
A free library given to the town of Dum
ferlino, Scotland, by Andrew Carnegie of
New York, was opened yesterday by Lord
Rosebery, who spoke in praise of the gen
erpsily of Carnegie.
(1,f''YT" 'rom Suakim, Egypt, say that
the rebels occupy intrenched positions on
the mountain roads from Berber and Kas
salla, and communication by post or tele,
graph ib interrupted.
The Emperor of Germany reviewed the
guardsyesie d,y initetd of on the anniver
sary of the surrender of Sedan. It is re
ported it is out of dtlcrenco to tho feelings
of tbo French that the Emperor thus
changed the dayof tbe review.
Admiral Bayron, French Minister of
Marine, has rece ved a dispatch from the
m /?un0r0 'Chinaannouncing that
M. Chawpeaux had arrived at Salgor bear
ing the treaty of peace between France
tbe aath'fdBt h WSS al|!ned?tHlle?n
M. Jiaynal, minister of Public Works of
France, in speech at lhe opening of a new
railw'ay yesterday said the recent election
for Councils General showed IliatVmnct'
had fouud the btst svstem of government
The period of tho revolution, he said was
ended and peace alone could sucure the
prosperity of tho nation.
A <?"*.?>mi WKKUKP
III the LiwOoircriilnic local la,??;lar,
ol sti-nm Vensclii.
Washincitos, D. U, August 29,-General
Dumont, Supervising Inspector General of
Steam Vessels, in an interview to day on
the Biyetdale disaster, expressed the
opinion lhat a radical change in
tbe law prescribing tho method of
investigalingsiicb caaqalltiea was needed.
Under the present Vstem. he said, the
local inspector virtually investigates his
own official conduct, for when an Investi
gation of an explosion is needed
it is made by the inspector who
examined the vessel at its last in
?paction. So also; if there is
a collision, caused by the Inefficiency oi
pilots or masiers, Ibe inspector who grant
ed such pilot or master his panem is called
upon to investigate the circumstances at
tending the collision.
Secretary Dumont lias recomtnendtd ??
the Secretary of the Treasury that the law
governing such inyestlgatlons bo changed
BO as to provide for courts of inquiry con
sisting of three supervising inspectors of
districts, who shall investigate the acts of
the local inspectors in granting licensea to
officers and in inspecting steam
vessels, instead of allowing such inveati
rations to hp made by the local Inspector
himself, lie further reoomuiends the law
Shall also, be made to provide lor the re
moval of aiiy looai inspector by the Secre
tary ol the Treasury, il ibe report of such
court of inquiry shall Bnd hiin guilty ot
neglect of doty. J
A Laudable Jlclr*.
Washington, a C? August 29,-A man
named 0. P. Keller, of New York, called
at tha White House to-day and de
manded an interview with the Presi
dent He was very Importunate, and.sald
be must see the President at once. Belna
?id the latter was absent, be lelt with the
door-keeper a bundle of pamphleia on the
Advantages of. Bible Study," which he
said, he wished given the President tbe mo
ment ol his return in order, he said, that
| the country mlgbt be saved to Christ, [
lathe Baca for IN 8p?ak*r?h?p-RU Lot* for Har
monj kill Ilia Party Actual** Him (o Drop
Oil?H? WouM Bather b? a Lamb la tka
NauaUTbaa a I,l?? la tht llua.r.
Louisvillb, Kv., August 21?.?A special
Jo the Courier-Journal from Frankfort, fays:
Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn was in the city to
day and made known his intentions con
cerning the Speakership to Col. Stoddard
Johnson, editor of the Frankfort Yoeman,
He said: "Certainly I have no reservation
when 1 speak to the people through the
j Yotman, which I am always glad to make
my medium of communication. I can nay
that I am not a candidate for .Speaker. For
borne weeks I have made mv de
termination known to my friends,
and you are authorized to make tl ?
announcement public. My desire for the
success of the Democratic party in Con
gress and for the organization of that body
upon a basis whicli witi ensure that the
beat interest *t the country is superior to
any mere feeling of persoual ambition.
Ardent friendB and fellow membere have
urged me to prosocute a canvass for the
position, and have assured me of substan
tial aid in the caucus.
But iarn satistitd that in order to defeat
the machinations of the protectionists and
secure tue election of a speaker who wiit
reflect the true Democratic theory of a
tariff for revenue only, it will be neces
sary to concentrate rather than by
havirg too many candidates repre
senting similar views. By iny
withdrawal Kentucky will bo united in the
fight, and 1 shall lend all my energies
to the success cf that candidate who repre
senting the true principles of tariff reform,
shows the best prospect of defeating Mr.
Randal). There may be aaid to be
the cousiderationa of a public nature
which have led me to this conclusion.
There are, however, personal reasons
which supplement them and have also a
controlling influence. Since adjournment
of Congress 1 have been urged by many
personal friends to permit the use of my
name as a candidate for the United States
Senate. After mature considera
tion I have consented to become
a candidate, and you are authorized to an
nounce me. 1 do not feel that J can with
propriety stand for both places, and there
lore d*cline the race for the Speakership
to devote my euergies to that of Senator.
Anli-HouHiou I'onrcreiief.
Washington, D.,0., August 29.?Several
leaders of aHti'Uourbon movements in the
South have been in Washington yesterday
and to-day, and to-day met m General Ma
honii a room and there they remuined in
convention until a late hour.
| The conversation turned on the Southern
political question in general and the uros
E8!'?.S"00? of ."'e independent revolt
against Bourbon rule in particular,
Ueneral'Mahone is siUd, to have' Bpoken
with confidence of the result of the inde
pendent movement in Virgiai?. It jfl uu.
cjeratood it was generally agreed that this
ihe^Tth.' b" "lem'el1
?lillcti IIIn JlniiKliier.
Wmhisotok, August 21).?A difiicnlyoc
curred Uiis evening at the Metropolitan
Hotel between Miles Comtnonder,
Chairman of the Kepublican State
Central Cemm ttee of North Caro
lina, and Colonel D. C. Lindsav
a prominent politician, of that State, who
18 at present employed in the Treasury De
i1Tm!nt?ft 8cilyJ 'The'r??Wc between
the men it is asstrted grew ont of the iiltinir
Th?^.?8a3'l,8-d1!'glltfr hy c<?monder.
The latter, it is alleged,was engaged toMiss
Ri'aa ecei"ly another wo
Where la Joe MnlbMlon?
IxmsviLLB, Kv., August 29.?A special
to the Courier Journal from Big Sririnc
Mead county, says: A slrange sight met
shaiiH^nf ? i>Ur PeoPlt,.yea"nl?y in the
"?|'e ? "bower of wheat straws, which
actually rained down for five minutes A
strange feature ol the aflair is that there
were neither clouds nor wind apparent at
the time. The only solution given is that
the man n the moon was threshing hia
wheat and some of the straws fell out.
In Ilnllnu Ofittrn IntfcfJnllclj *0?|.
It was announced in the Iotji.uos.vcer
last June that Mrs. Oscar HammeJsbunr
Twi88 .K5-,e Wbeat, <laU?hter of George
K. Wheat, Esq., of this city, would make
the Palhano, in Florence, lta y, early next
monU.. By that time Mm. Itimmel.K
will have completed one year under the
instruction of the famous JladOme Mar
cnefli. It was arranged and annnmifuff
that her debut in Italian opera would be
made at the theatre named, the latest in
Florence, and tbe largest hut one in Italy, in
the role of .l<W(a, iu the opera "Billoin
Maechero. -So other student of Madame
Marcbesi had ever been pronounced litted
for her Italian debut in so short a period
Jr c?me? U>0 io'elllKence that the de
,be time ^SdKS^e >
pressario to whom Mrs. Hammelsbnrg was
under engagement, who is manager of tbe
e,?rCMCf adeeire thatshe should
enter into a formal contruct toeiog in Italy
and under hie managemeut for two years.
Thta.involved a change of ber plane, as she
had intended toeiog but a few months in ?
Florence, and then accept an engagement
in Pane. It is considered neceesary that a
candidate lor fayur upon the lyric sib m
should make ber debut Urat Sn.m the lT
lian stage, and it waa only in deference to
tblfl custom that Mrs. Itarnmcleburv
nccepted the proffered engagement
o sing at tlia Palliano. When
the Manager's proposition was made, she
commited Madame Marcbesi, her pritZ*
treaa in vocal culture, and other experS
ed and leading musical people, and they all
advised her not to accept i t?0 years' en
gagemeut, as they considered it greSlv to
her advantage to return to Paris and make
her appearance there after a short season
at Florence. Mrs ISammelsbtirg therefore
declined to accept the terms offered by the
,',m'ire"Sdrl0' ?"<i as he would not
110 "Wrcuem wae possible,
""."J,}1!? engagement was annulled.
White Ihig turn of afl'aira ia alikni'.u.*
pointjos io Mia. liammelaburB and hor
friends, the circumstances which led to it
are certainly most flrtttring to he H.
IT',"' lh8 not bo
lieved he saw Tn her a future treasure he
would scarcely bave cared to offer her f nch
'e?'' ,D<1 .h'? oTer is therefore tbe sin
cereal eompliment to her promise for the
hiture she bsa yet received.
Jf PM0i"j!e ,h" ft!* ^"latauce
will delay Mr*. IlammelBhurg's entrance
into the musical wor d foranvtn*! iHZfS
0lti?e. The very fact rtffift '
change in her plans is conclusive proof

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