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v.::m&- MM VOL. 4T. NO. 35. CANTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1881. $2.00 PER YEAR mi. . . tSL . J!. ni n NEWS OF THE WEEK. It There seems to bo a ikeleton Id Jay Gould's house. He will not allow any member of hl household to receive or make oalli except In his preaenoe. Joseph 8now of Indiana told hit wife to shut her head. Tnat wu 27 yean ago, and she hat not spoken ilnoe, though oontlnnally living together as man and wife. Wo, Van Blarlcon, a wealthy elderly farmer of Genoa, Mich., ended hit disagreement with hit wife lrlday by shooting her dead and then suicid ing. Some Nebraska Legltlatori claim to have been offered money to vote for a certain candidate for United States Seaator, who will be Investigated after an election Is reached. The Ohio river broke up Friday and two a'.eam era at OInolnnatt were damaged 115,000. Great damage was done by the loe at IulB7llle, and a big gorge frightens Pittsburgh river man, Friday's storm was one of the most dliaatroua to telegraph companies ever experienced. Wires are down in all directions, and poles were pros trated In all parts of New York city. A portion of the Oity Hall tower gave way under theprea sure. ' The first female olerk in the United States trea sury were appointed by Secretary Chase lu 1862. There are now more than 1,800 female clerks In the government departments. There are nearly four hundred thousand vol umes In the Congressional Library, which by rea son of the cop j right aot and International ex changes, Is destined to grow to gigantic propor tions. John Woodsworth, on trial at Washington, Ind,, for the murder of Cooper Brattln, was Saturday found guilty of murder la the first degree, and the penalty of death adjidged against him by the Jury. H. V. Farrall, son of the postmistress of Coving. ton, Ky., was before the United States Commis sioner Saturday on a charge of embezillng while In the poatofflee as money order clerk. He was released on ball. . It la stated that Jay Gould has purchased con siderable Interest In the Keokuk and Northern Line Packet Company, Noah Bawling, during a drunken spree Friday, at Dataware Bead, ea Bed river, Texas, assaulted George Barnett with pistol, and was shot and killed by Barnett. Two brothers named Latterly, living about nine miles from Parkeieburgh, West Virginia, got Into a tight Friday night, when the older stabbed and Instantly killed the younger. Hon. Cbas L. Colby, President of the Wisconsin Central Railroad Company and member of the Wisconsin Legislature, has been arrested at Mil waukee on a charge of perjury . Three passenger cars of an express train on the Bock Island & Paoiflo road, were thrown from the traok Friday near Powder Creek, III., and two pasiergers were killed and a number serious ly Injured. A soldier of Company F, 16:h Infantry, was shot and killed In cold blood at San Angelo, Texas, near Fort Canoho, last week by a gambler named B, G. Watson, who after the murder was furnish ed with a fleet horse by his friends and thus made his escape. Brakeman John Mulvanej of Meadvllle, Pa , whose father and brother were lately killed on the N. Y., P. & O. road, was probably fatally In jured Saturday on the same road. Remains of 60 victims of the cholera of 1818 were uncovered at Philadelphia by a ditch digger Saturday. Metropolitan hotel burned In Naw York early Sunday morning. Two firemen seriously hurt; loss aaout 105,000. Chicago capitalists are orgtnlslrg a company to ereot telegraph lines to New York and other east ern cities for commercial purposjs. A oollossal mortgage was filed for record In the Recorder's office at Chicago on Friday. By its terms the Wabash, St. Louis & Paoiflo Railway pledges lis entire property for the payment of a mortgage of $50,000,000 to the Central Trust Com pany of New York, and James Cbeny of Indiana. The mortgage bears Interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum, and la payable In 1920, A terrible Are occurred at No. 819 Canal street, Chicago, Saturday, by which a mammoth rural lure establishment was totally destroyed. During the progress of the Are a brlok wall fell, burying thirteen of the firemen, fatally Injuring two and seriously brulalng and maiming the others. This Is from the Connecticut Courant of March 9, 1773: "N. B.-Thla day's paper makes a desplca ble appearance upon half-sheet (owing to the want of paper), but it la to be hoped those lndebt ed will receive In gladly, and entertain It k Indlv as their neglect In making payments Is the sole' Cause of lis disgrace . Horrible acclttenl oil ihe Erie road a few miles east of Elmlra, Saturday night. Locomotive Wheel broke, throwlr g the train from the track, The cara took fire and the express messenger and postal clerks, J. Reldirgarof New York; Seybolt of Mt, Hope; Ir graham of BIig'iamton.N. Y.; mall weigher Fox, N. Y.; and Henry F, Brewer, El mlra, were burned to death. Cars were 1'ghted by kerosene lamps. TOM AMBROSE'S DEFENSE. Cincinnati, Jan. 22,-Tom Ambrose, ex United States Circuit Clerk, charged with appropriating illegal fee sand defrauding the Government by over-charges, vnd who is supposed to be in Cana da, publishes a four-column defense In the Com mercial. He deolares that be Is not guilty of any criminal Intent. His letter commences! "Mine - enemies are lively, and they are strong, and thej who bate me wrongfully are multiplied. I am a fugitive from Injustice, That which I had thought no combination of clroumatanoea could accomplish has forced upon me aa the only means of escape from an ignomlnous fate far worse than death Itself." He then beats very heavily on Judge Baxter and Dlstriot Attorney Blcbards, saya they prosscuted him because of public clamor, deolares a fair trial before Baxter out of the question, and that Baxter's enmity to him arose from his Instrumentality in procuring the passage of a law which prevented the Circuit Judges from removing olerkaon mere whims. He Charges Baxter with appointing relatives to the position in Nashville and Cleveland, and with intending to do so in Cincinnati. $50,000,000 MORTGAGE. V Chicago, Jan. 22,-The Wabash's!. Louis and Pacific By. Company filed in the Recorder's offlce of Cook county, yjaterday, a document pledging Its entire property for the payment of a mortgage 160,000,100. to the Central Trust Company of New York, and Jas, Cheney of Indiana. The Instru ment slates In Its preamble that the outstanding indebtedness amounls to 136,000,000. A further Indebtedness Incurred by purchase of equip msntsand assumption of obligations of various lines of roads consolidated with main lines, ex ists to the amount of 16.000,000. The company desire to acquire additional extensions and lines for wbloh autlndebtednesi of (11,000,000 was cre ated. To liquidate these various Indebtednesses the stockholders at their meeting May 8, 1880, de olded to Issue bonds to the amount of 160000,000, bearing six per cent. Interest per annum, and payable lit 1020. The mortgage la dated June 1, 1880, and has been filed for recoid In the counties of Ohio, luciiana, Illinois and Missouri, through which the rod of the oompan runs, EVER PRESENT HORROR IN THE GREAT NEGRO DISTRICTS OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. The Recent Terrible Crime by a Black Demon In South Carolina. [Special to Chicago Times.] Newberry, 8. C Jan. .-The full details of the horrible mnrder of Miss Werts and the subse quent lynohlcg of the murderers, near Prosperi ty, In this oounty, have Just reaohed here. The murder occurred tear that place on Monday eve ning last, but the body of the victim was not found until the afternoon of the jiext day, when It was discovered concealed la a dense thleket, a few hundred yards from the residence of her fa ther.a wealthy cotton planter of this county. The body of the unfortunate lady was found by somo farm laborers returning home from their day's work. The faoe of Miss Werts was fearfully dis figured by heavy blows Inflicted by a heavy stick or olub. Her olothea were torn and disarranged, and she bore other evidences of a deed even more horrible to contemplate than her murder. The laborers recognised the face of the lady, and at once communicated the unhappy Information to her father. On Monday afternoon Miss Werts started from her father's honse to visit a brother who lives about half a mile away. Abont dark she started back home. 8he was never seen again until her body was found. The crime causad the most Intense excitement thro'out the neighborhood. Word was passed from neighbor to neighbor, and within twelve hours after the finding of the body of the lady it was known to almost overy man within aolrcultol 40 miles. Towards night hundreds of men assembled at Prosperity, coming from all sections of the coun try. The indignation of the people ran so high that it wu seen at a glance that the capture of the perpetrators of the horrible deed meant in stantaneous death for them. Rough farmers and farm laborers gathered about the scene of the re cent tragedy and discussed It In whispered tones and with a menacing air, and the names of those against whom suspicion pointed were given. Miss Werts was highly educated, accomplished, and wondrously beautiful, It was no wonder that she waa a favorite in the neighborhood and a great belle. Uader these circumstances It is not strange that her terrible fate aroused such Indig nation among her friends. In the crowd of men assembled around the spot where her Innocent blood had been shed, and where she had met with auoh a dishonored death, were half a score of young men who had beea more than ordinari ly Interested In Miss Werts. These were lot'dest l"i their denanelations of the deed, and manifest- el the greatest determination to pursue and when found to visit speedy death upon the slay era of their hearts' idol. The body of the murdered girl waa removed to the realdenoe of her father, where it was viewed by hundreds of the neighbors. . Strorg, rough men, shed tears at the light of the mangled body of the delicate girl, and each vowed in his heart to take the law Into his own bands and visit it upon the perpetrators of the crime. Suspicion attached to two negroes, named Spearman and Sam Fair, who were arrested and lodged In the guard house. By their own confession their guilt wu put beyond question, THE INQUEST AND LYNCHING. An Inq-iest wu held upon the body of Miss Be1 .-le Werts, and the;findlng of the Jury wu that she came to her death by choking and other vlo lent outrages and crlmlual assaults upon her per son with the most diabolical purposes, and that she wu killed by David Spearman and Sam Fair. Miss Werti left her father's house in the after noon. Two colored men, who were working on Wertz's farm, saw her leave. Sam said that Dave told htm that he intended to meet her u she re turned home from her brother's that eveningsnd assault her. He said be told Dave not to do it, They were plowing together when this colloquy took place. Shortly after Mr. Werls stopped Dave from plowing and put him at other work, which was unfortunately near the place where Miss Bessie would have to return. He (Dave) went to the spring which she would have to re' pass. While there he eang u a algnal for Sam to come to his assistance, but Sam says he would not go. After supper he and Dave left Mr. Werts to go to a neighbor's bouse: When they reaohed the spring he wanted to go the path on which the dead body was afterwards found, Dave told him not go that way, as somebody was up there. They went a short distance and separated. Dave confessed to being behind a pine Dear (be path that Miss Werts would take to return. Aaahe passed be caught and choked her and accom plished his purpose. He then. TIED HER TO A BUSH, And went to Mr. Werlz'sand attended to his busi ness and ate his aurtpert and thea be and Sam returned together.and after they bad both abused the poor girl, they klhed her. Last night abcut 1 o'clock the Coroner's Court adjourned without a verdict.Trlal Justice, A. H. Wheeler, had the prlsonera safely placed In the guard house. He and others remained near some time, until the crowd had partially dispersed and the excite ment had abated. Then, feeling they were se cure, he went home, and left the key with a con stable. Some time after 2 o'clock yesterday morning, the guard bouse wu broken open and the prisoners taken out. Dave wu found shot dead, this morning, tied to the pi te tree he had concealed himself behind. 8am wu found at home with the marts of four balls, making slight wounds. An Immense crowd of Infuriated olti sous went to his bouse, and brought him back to Prosperity. The Trial Justice and Ihe Jurors demanded the prisoner, but the crowd refused to give him up. Aa the news spread the crowd In creased, and became more infuriated, and rushed over Justice Wheeler, and took Sam to the sub urbs of the town and banged him. About five or six hundred people participated in the lynching. In tbe crowd were many colored men and wo men. It is said tnat when her murderers tied their vlotlm to the bush, and left her to go to the rouse for supper, it wu their intention to return, and, after fully satisfying their brutal appetites, to destroy all traces of their crimes, BURNING THE GIRL'S BODY. Something occurred, however, to cause them to change their plans. Trie affair in all ilade tails Is certainly the most horrible ever known In this State. It is aald that two or 'three ne gro men were also Implicated In the assault Uon Miss Weils. If evidence Is adduced before the trial Justice to strengthen this belief the sutpeot ed parties will be called to a speedy account.and, If the Indignant populace are satisfied that they are guilty, the same stern and inexorable Justice meted out to Spearman and Fair will be their reward. The body of Miss Werts was Interred yes'erday In the family burial ground on her father'a plantation, near Prosperity. The exer cises were unusually impressive. The attend ance probably numbered some six or eight hun drad, and came from almoat every portion of Newberry and contiguous counties, Among tbe mourners were several old family servants and the old colored woman who had nursed tbe girl whose young life came to such an unhappy end, from her infancy up to the time ahe wu left to go to a seminary, where she fin ished her education. Miss Werts returned home from a fashionable seminary last aummer, from wbtoh she graduated with distinguished honor. She waa a decided blonde, rather above ihe me dium height, delicately formed, with soft brown ourls, which clustered about a classlo forehead. Her eyes were of the deepest blue. PAUPERISM HERE AND ABROAD. Mr. W. P Letchworth's Observations in Ireland —The Report the State Board of Charities. Mr. W, P. Letohworth, of Glen Iris, N. Y President of the State Board of Charities, who was sent abroad by tbe Board laat aprlng as a Cora ml aicner to Inspect and report upon the sys tems and condition of pauper and other charitable Institutions In Great Britain and on the Continent, arrived in this city on Monday by the steamer Gallia. "I landed at Queenstown," he said to a World reporter, "early last June. The committees were at that time all still busy distributing relief. I must confess that I did not find that terrible, all pervading destitution which I had been led to expect. The county poor houses and other charitable Institutions were full but did not appear to be unusually crowded, and reports for many years put showed that they were not. Ia County Donegal and all along the west and northwest coasts, where the d atltntlon wu i eported. I do not mean to aiy that Ireland did not need aid, nor that there wu no suffering, but It hu been painted lu too high colors. So large a proportion of tbe people there live from baud to mouth, are In debt to storekeepers and have aaoh large rents to pay for tbelr miserable holdings that even a partial failure ol a air gle crop must ct use much distress, I do not regret the aid America sent to Ireland; they needed tem porary relief. But It Is demoralising to any peo ple to be led Into a belief that If they fall to ac complish anything aid will come in from other countries or that Government aid will be estab lished. The first and great cause of the land trouble In Ireland, I think, la the laws of primo geniture and entail. By these estates continue to grow larger and the laid falls Into fewer and fewer handa and the property goea perhaps to the least worthy members of families. The bad effect of "absentee landlordism la conceded even by many very conservative Englishmen. All tbe land In a'git of Lake Klllarney is owned by one lord, whose annual rentals are 76,000. He la apoken of very highly by his tenants, but his In come Is all spent in London or Parla, or Invested in steamship lines or American railways. No country can stand a continual drain like that up on lie resources. I saw hovels coveted with turf on the open moors, where it seemed Impossible for one to raise u much u we would g it from a little garden patch, and yet their Inhabitants have to pay considerable rent. They have noth lug to look forward to, as Americana have, and Intemperance Is a very common vice. Tbe .three Fa,' so frequently mentioned In tbe cable dta patches fixity of tenure, free sale and fair rents, express In a crude way tbe general demands of the Irish, which must be satisfied before there can be an- genuine Improvement In their condi tion. ' la visiting the poor houses, asylums and other pauper Institutions I found many valuable sug gestions, althong'i in some respects thoy can hardly be aald to be better than our own. Labor Is cheaper, and as a rule they have a larger pro portlonal number of attendants. The almshouses are brightened up in a hundred ways and asy lums are devoid of a chilling, prison-like aspect. With the Insane of England under one lunacy commissioner I expected to find one general sys tem In vogue and asylums approaohlng the aame standard. I wu aurprlsed to find some oounty insane uylums very far behind thn re quirements of the age, while In others, such u that under the charge of Dr. Rutherford, near Glugow, the non-restraint system is fully in vogue and with tbe most remarkable effects There is, of course, room for improvement In our New Fork Institutions, especially In the manage ment of county houses. I visited also tbe lnstl tutlons In Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and France, and find a rapid change hu been going on in all these countries In regard to the treatment of the pauper, imbecile and In sane and criminal classes, progress being In Ihe line of greater freedom, more occupation and, in fact, making the lives of tbe unfortunate aa near ly like those of the fortunate as the circumstan ces of the different oaaea will permit." flew York WHOLESALE SHOOTING. Indiscriminate and Fatal Firing in Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark , Jan. 22 A private dispatch received from Augusta, Arkansas, reports that a feud, wbloh originated five years ago between a number of whltea and negroes In what Is known u White Church settlement, about nine miles north or the town, culminated last night in a se ries of startling assassinations. In the morning a row occurred at Sapp'a store, resulting In the wounding of two negroes and three white men During tbe night Alfred Wright, colored, who had been a participant in the r w, wu fired on while seated before the fl re in bis cabin, Grasp ing a revolver, he ran into the yard and discov ered two men In the rear of tbe house. An ex cltlog duel ensued, MYeral shots being rapidly exchanged,' Wright fell on the ground after fir ing twice, mortally wounded The arsasBlns es caped, disappearing In the adjacent woods, Shortly after four negroes visited the house of a wealthly planter named Charles Johnson. He was sitting by the fire reading a paper when they poured a volley Into the room, aiming at him. Crying, "I am killed! " he fell on the floor, blood streaming from numerous wounds In various parts of his body. His wife's screams aroused the household, and two were sent for a doctor. As they were returning with the physician, and when they had reacted and were passing along a strip of bottom, Interspersed with rocks and trees, through which the road wound its course, a sudden attack wu made on them by parties In ambush. Putting spurs to the horses they suc ceeded In escaping; but all were wounded and two maimed for life, one man's hand and anoth er's arm being horribly mangled, Tbe physician, Dr. F. Dale, well known and highly respected, Is thought to have been mortally wounded. Geo. Fen, a school teaoher, wu reported killed. He lived some milea beyond Johr sin's plantation, and It la supposed tbe same person who attacked Johnson also assassinated him, The excitement la Intense In the neighborhood, and the general bellof la that the curtain hu not yet fallen on the lut act of the bloody drama. FALL OF LIMA. London, Jan. 21 A dispatch from Buenos Ayres. dated Jan. 20, aays : Tbe Chilians attack ed and completely defeated tbe Peruvian army at Mirtfiores. Gen. Plerola, President of Peru, and Commander-ln Chief of the army, flsd. The Chilians occupied Lima, the Capital, without re sistance on the 17 ih insl. Gen. Pierola's brother and the Peruvian Minister of War were taken prisoners. The Peruvian loss in the battle at Chorllloa Is said to have been 700 killed and 2,000 prisoners. Twenty-five thousand Peruvians were engaged In the battle at Miraflores. The Chilian loss In both battles was heavy. The Diplomatic body at Lima have oiged the conclusion of the armistice and uk that the person of Senor Plero la be respected. THE OBELISK ERECTED. New York, Jan. 22. Secretary of the Navy Goff, Secretary of State Evarta, Central Park Com missioners and many representatives of the Ma sonic Iraternlty, were among the nearly 10,000 people who witnessed the placing of the obelisk upon the pedestal in Central Park to-day. I 1 STRUCK OIL IN COLORADO. Denver, Col,, Jan. 23,-Sevoral days ago the Grand Canon Coal Company struck oil at the depth of 1,446 feet, near Canon City. Boring had to be stepped until a pump could be put In on account or gu, The well now yields from five to eight barrels per day. It Is thought that by boring deeper a greatly Increased volume will be secured STRUCK OIL IN COLORADO. FORTY. SIXTH CONGRESS. HOUSE. Washlrgton, Jan, 22. Pending a call of the House no budness ceuld be transacted, and hav ing nothing elie to do some of the members In dulged In remarks Whenever any one attempt ed to speak be wu Interrupted with demands to "speak louder I" etc, and everything waa done to make the whole proceeding! aa ridiculous u pos sible. , In tbe course of some remarks by Mr. Frost, be was asked to give his views of tbe Chi nese question, and replied that he would refer the gentleman to the platform of the Republican party. Mr. Einstein aald it wu not necessary to go back u far u tbe Republican platform. All the Democrats had to do wu to go back to tbe Morey letter, which originated In Democratic ctrolea. Mr. Frost said that be for one always believed tbat the Morey letter wu a forgery, but if any credence waa ever given to the letter It waa be cause It expressed tbe vlewa frequently averred by Republicans on this floor, and notably by Garfield, to whom It wu attributed. This remark wu applauded by tbe Democrats. At 1-26 p. m. tbe House by a vote of 65 yeu to 63 naa again lefused to adjourn. Attention wu called to the fact that several gentlemen bad an swered on the roll call of tbe House and subse quently left tbe hall, and gentlemen wanted to know whether nothing could be done to compel members to remain. The chair stated that after tbe doors were closed It was the duty of Ibe door keeper to see that members did not go out and remain away. But It had always been the prao tice for the doorkeeper to keen a list of mem bers who left the hall, and they were under a pledge of honor to return. A few minutes later Warner wu arraigned u an absentee, and It wu suggested tbat be wu present during the early part of the session. On the question of refusing him Frye, of Maine, said : "There must be some way to compel the attendance of members. The House met for a speclflo purpose and on an Im portent bill. Eighty -five gentleman voted for 1' and some 16 or 20 sgalust It. A call of the House resulted In finding no quorum, and the house will sink Into oontempt if we cannot compel a quorum to remain. There are fewer members present now than when the proceedings were commenced." PERSONAL VARIETY. MIts Lucretla D. Wood, who died In Reading Pa., a few days ago, left property and bonds worth about 150,000 to Christ P. E. Church of that city, The will is In the handwriting of the deceased on a bit of common note paper.and wu executed on the 27th of February, 1S71. It wu admitted to probate In tbe office of tbe Berks Register of Wills on Monday of this week. "When a gorilla gets Into a fight," Dr. Nassau says, "b's opponent Is pretty sure to get hurt. With the gorilla It Is war to the death. The skel etons of a leopard and gorilla locked In each oth ers embrace have been found. In these fights the gorilla olMps hla powerful arma around the leop- rad and, holding him with a vloe-ltke grlp.ohokea htm to death with hla powerful Jaws, which Ihe g irllla fastens upon the throat of tbe leopard. In the meantime tbe latter, with bis sharp claws and muscular hind legs, literally disembowels the gorilla. Colonel Glakofsky, who has surveyed tbe an dent bed of the Oxus, Is of opinion that the diver sion ol the river to the Caspian Sea from Its pres ent course Is quite practicable, and a sum of 600,- 000 roubles hu been set apart for the work. Tea Tusslan engineers, flvo companies of Infantry, and three aotnlu of Cossacks are engaged In the operatlona. While young Dengremont, thelvlollnlst, Is aston Ishlng New York, Cesare Galeottl, a child only nine years of age, Is astonishing Italy by his re markable ability as a pianist and musician. He Is described by a correspondent "as an exceed ingly pretty, healthy little boy, certainly not more than nine years old. His knowledge of music la simply, aa would have said worthy master Dom Inle Sampson, 'prodlgeoutl'" He knows eighty pieces by heart and these Include works by Beethoven, Motart, Weber and even Rubinstein. He can play any piece of mualo given to him at first sight without hesitation, and some evenings since, at Genoa, executed with brilliancy a num ber of sonatas by Beethoven, lnoludlng the fam ous "106tt" with faultless accuracy. Any air played once before him Is Immedlately.as It were, photographed In hla memory, and be will play It not only Immediately after but even a week later. Ha did this with some negro and English popular alra be certainly never oould have beard prevl onsly. But this Is not all; he will take any melo dy given him and make endless and cbarm'rg variations upon It and will writedown on papor the airs he hu played with precision. This "prodigy" played reoently before Pope Loe XIII,, who presented htm with a gold medal, and the Q leen of Italy has been so charmed by the child ish maimer atid almost Incredible ability of this remarkable little boy that she Is about to plane him at the Conservatory of Music at Milan at her expeuse, SHAMEFUL SCANDAL IN A STATE INSTITUTION. An Abortion Performed Upon one of the Matrons the Soldier's Home at Xenia. o. The saints are again In trouble, The Cincin nati Enquirer of lut week published a sensation al report of scandal at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan's Home at Xenla, Involving one of the matrons of that Institution, Superintendent Sbaw and Dr, Brundage. It reads as follows: "Now, among those whom Major Shaw chose to help in bis work wu one Rose A. Matthews, a woman of fine form and fair face, from Belle fjctalne, Oalo. She wore not high heeled shoes, neither did ahe bang her hair, In violation of the rules, and yet she wu glorious to behold. The Major praised her u tbe model Matron of the Home! She had charge of "Cottage 20." far off oa the ead of the building convenient of access from the woods. After her connection with the home she begin to wax large, as if from over feeding; but no nutter she wu still tbe favorite or tbe Major. Then came rumora of 111 omen and bad repute. Suddenly ahe waa 111, but whenever her alokness came ahe did beseech a well known physician of Xenla to save her from herself and ahame. But Dr. Brundage, the friend of sutler Ing humanity, stood near her In her illness, and Mrs. JahD, one of the matrons, wu called in to comfort and nurse, and she wu saved from a re vere attack of "neuralgia." "An abortion had been performed by a well known doctor in one of the cottage homes, while her thirty little Innocent wards slept above. Lut Friday she wu discharged I They meant to hide the shame and Jeopardise the fair Jewel of good reputation possessed by other women in the Home I "Hon. John Little, one of the Trustees at Xenla, refused to talk upon the subjeot. ''Major Sbaw said the Trustees had nothing to do with the matter. "Every woman in that institution bu dlsouss ed the scandal, and three of them knew the facts. "EfToits are being made to hurry Miss Mat thews out of the way." The Legislature has ordered an investigation -or rather a "white-washing committee." HIS LAST TRIP. . .. Crestline, Jan. 24 J. H. 8oott, one of the oldest passenger conductors on Ihe Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago road, died at his residence bore last night, leaving a widow and a large family. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. In bis speech congratulating the Ohio Legisla ture on the eleotlon of so good a man u himself to the United States Senate, Secretary Sherman aild : ' It is aettled that the pibple of tbe United States by tbelr agents will enforce in every part of our country any law which shall receive the sanotlon and Judgment of the Supreme Court ol the United State." This la not quite true. There Is the law against polygamy, for Instance. PhUa. Chronicle, Ind. John Sherman could not resist making allusion to himself is the "founder and finisher" of re sumption. John had probably foigotten the time when he hitched up his suspenders and took a square leap into the ureenoacz camp, irom whloh he wu extricated by his hard money friends, with a good;deal of dlffloulty.-0)fum6u TKwks, Dm. The colored Republicans throughout the ooun- try do not s:m to ' sense" the refusal of their de mands which hu been substantially embodied in Mr. Garfield's two responses to delegations. They continue to hold meetings for the adoption of resolutions and the appointment of delegates to visit him. Their persistence may yet secure them the recognition in tbe distribution of the "spoils which tbey demand and which certainly seems to be their right. They should by all means keep up Ihe agitation.- Bridgtporl, Conn .Farvur, Dm. Beoretary Sherman, It Is said, has predicted tbat another great financial crash, like tbat of 1873, Is one of the possibilities of the next year or two. It Is true tbat all sorts ot business la good, but it needs to be good beyond all precedent to stand the strain of gambling and extravegance that la placed upon It, Enormous u our exports are in volume and value, the Imports are almost equally enormous, and If next year, owing to the severity or the present winter, the couury should have a crop failure, a financial crisis would be almost certain to result. A short crop or wheat alone, leaving little or none for export, would reverse the figures of exportation and Importation, fAu adtlphia Inquirer, Hep. Two of the retlrlrg Senators are calculated by taste, parts and experience for the work of Judic ial legislation Imposed on the Senate Thurmau of Ohio, and Eernan of New York. Their places have not been adequately filled, for they are men capable or contributing original thought to the existing stores or political science. Not a man hu been thus far sent to the Senate who can from previous study, experience or natural parts add a scintilla to the available fund of political or economical knowledge. When the Senate assem bles, after the 4th of March, there will not be a single man among the new batch of reorulti by education, tute or training able to deal with tbe new class of questions whlcb our enormoua strides In industrial development urgently de mand.-PAItaiflpAta Timet, Ind. Distrust of Cox's Apportionment bill comes with singularly bad grace from the Republican Journals of New York. That 8tate Is the most shamelessly gerrymandred in the Union. To perpetuate the Republican dynuty quite a million or people have been for ten years virtually voiceless In Ihe Legislature; and that by the consent or the very presses which now Insinuate that the reappor tionment of the Congress districts should be de layed until the next Congreu,when the New York plan may be applied to the national representa tion, ir the legislative voice of New York had lis constitutional expression neltherConkllng nor Piatt would be the Benators of that State. They no more represent the political sentiment of Its people than Spencer, Kellogg and West represent ed the disfranchised South from 1868 to 1875.- PhUadelphia Timet, Ind. The characters of R. B. Elliot, Samuel Lee and S. D. Straker, throe colored men who were at the head or tbe committee who called on General Garfield on Friday, can hardly be unknown lo ao well Informed and observant a public man u tbe Presidentelect. They belong to tbe small class or keen and Instructed negro politicians, who, by their superior smartness, became the leaders or the colored people and did with the mass or dusky voters as they would. How Elliot, Lee and tbe relit used the power they acquired Is notorious In every part or the Union. They brought dlsraco on the colored people by their own shameless ras. calltj; they Inoculated Bouthern Republicanism with the poison that kUled it. Elliot himself liv ed on publlo plunder and fattened on corruption, As long u Eliot & Co. get recognition and office the white people can show no quarter In political conflicts. It is a life and death struggle, for wherever the black demagogues have auy sway crime aud inrecurity abound Charletton Newt, THREE MEN KILLED AND ONE FATALLY WOUNDED. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 22.-A special to Ihe Courier-Journal, from Chattanooga, says: A few nights ago, In an adjoining county, some one fired a bay rack belonging to H nry Yarnell. While Yarnell, after he had extinguished the flames, was searching for the Incendiaries, assist ed by a man named Howe, the report or a gua was beard, and Yarnell dropped dead, shot thro' tbe brain. Howe was also shot In the mouth and dangerously, perhaps fatally, Injured. Next day two men named Brooks and Guffey, were ar rested on suspicion, and being some distance from jail they were confined In a blacksmith shop, where they were guarded by two men. Dur ing the night a noise wu heard at the windows, and almost simultaneously two rifles were fired, the bullets entering the brains of the prisoners and causing Instant death. The greatest excite ment prevails in the county. Several parties have been arrested and have been removed to another part or the county for rear or lynching. There are no positive proofs, of cou'se, of the murder of Yarnell. It la believed It is tbe result ofan old feud. It Is believed tbat the twopila oneis were killed by filends of Yarnell. $10,000 ROBBERY. Chicago, Jan. 24 A gang of muked robbers entered the office or the 8outh Chicago Iron and Bteel Works at Ashland avenue and 13th street, about 7 o'clock lut evening, bound and gagged the watchman, Brooks, tben drilled and blew open the safe, securing f 10,000 In cash and then took their departure, leaving Brooks in his un comfortable predicament His cries and groans were heard by people returning from church, when be wu released and the robbery made known to the police. The robbers did tbelr work with neatness and dispatch, and departed u quietly u they came. Brooks does not know whether there were three or five or the robbers. During the work upon the safe one of them wu addressed u "Paddy." This led to the arrest of one 'Paddy" Cavanagh, said to be a well known cracksman. The watchman's own son Is suspect ed, but has cot been arrested. THE RUSSIANS AND TEKKES. 8L Petersburg, Jan. 28.-Gen. Skoheloff tele graphs that during the night between the 16th and 16th Inst., the Russians carried theTekke po sltlons 40 yards from the wall of the fortress. The Tekkes made desperate efforts to recover it, but railed. At seven o'clock on the evening or the 16th the entire force or the Tekkes assaulted the Russian centre and left, and desperate fighting ensued nearly along the whole line. The Tekkes w ere finally repulsed with great slaughter and pursued over the ramparts of their own works. The Russian loss Is thirteen kilted ana eignry- two wounded. Tbe Russians contldue sapping and entrenching, but operations are difficult, be cause the enemy outnumber them ten to one. The head of the sap Is within 81 yards of tbe wall. Ou the 17th the Russians lost four killed and 18 wounded by sharp shooters. OHIO LEGISLATURE. Summary of Thursday's Proceedings. SENATE. Columbus, Jan, 21 .-The 8enate reassembled pursuant to the motion to take a recess lut eve ning, and wu called to order by tbe President pro tern., Mr. Richards. The Journal of yesterday wu read and approved, Oa motion of Mr, Hartshorn, the Sen-ite ad journed until next Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, pursuant to Senate resolution No 77. Petitions In favor of local option prrsmted. Bills passed-To allow the Secretary ol State to take and keep fees; to authorize the Commis sioners of Cuyahoga county to build a soldier's monument. Bills Introduced Mr. FUescbman to exempt fairs and trotting associations from the provisions or tbe pool bill; also oertaln local bills. No other business. Senate tben adjourned. HOUSE Columbus, Jan. 21, The House reassembled at 8 o'clock, puis iantto recess taken lut evening, and was called to order by the Speaker pro tern., Mr. Williamson. Mr, Herrtck, on leave, Introduced House Bill No. (41, to amend Section 4733 or the Code, so u to amholr.3 the construction or sidewalks to ap proaehes to root bridges over streams Mr. Davis Introduced House Bill No. 642, to amend Section 602C or the Code, so as to provide that actions against all sorts or corporations may be brought In the country wherein the cause of aotion or any part thereof arose, as well as In the county wherein the corporation Is situate, or has or had Its principal office or place of business, Mr. Hill, or Hamilton, from tbe Committee on Agriculture, reported bask House Bill No. S85, by Mr. Hill or Hamilton, to establish an Agricul tural Experiment Station, with an amendment, whloh wu agreed to, and the bill waa ordered to be engrossed for third reading next Wednes day. The House then adjourned until next Tuesday afternoon at 1Vt o'clock. Bill to remove the county seat of Belmont county, 8t. Clalrsville, to Bellalre, wu defeated. Yeas 22, nays 71. Bills introduced : By Mr. Price To require the expense of cloth ing Indigent inmates in the asylums to be paid by tbe 8tate Auditor instead of tbe county audi tors, and to require stewards to furnish vouchers for tbe ume. By Mr. Haunon Providing for the fencing of railroads before auch toada are operated. By Mr. Atkinson Amending Section 194 so as to Insert the word guardian, correcting a clerical error. By Mr. Covert Repealing a duplicate Section of the code 7387. Also local bills. Nothing Important was done. FOREIGN NEWS. Hordes of Boers In Pretoria are deserting andr going over to the British. Forty nine Llstowe land leaguers have beea arrested on a oharg) of sodltlous conspiracy. Big anti-coercion meetings in London, Febru ary 4th, will be addressed by Parnell and Joseph Cowen. A b'g nest of Nihilists, armed with printing presses and other weapons, wu found la St. Petersburg. By tbe explosion of a boiler at Dewberry, York county, Eog'and, 11 persona were killed and 16 Injured. Tbe Kurllsh Chief, Sheikh Sadyk, hu offered to furnish the Porte with 6,000 cavalry in the event of war with Greece. Six thousand and eighty two persons have sign ed Prof. Hartlng'a addrets to the English people In regard to the Independence or Transvaal. The French Chambers rearsembled Friday. la the Senate Leoa Say wu elected President, and In the Chamber or Deputies Gambelta received tbat honor. The bark Barone VIenycenyl, Captain Cosnllk from Lelth, January 15'.h, for New York, ho s been totally wrecked off Eenslngland, Suffolk. One man of all on board wu saved. A dispatch from Vienna saya the Porte has for mally declined arbitration of tbe Greek question. France hu not altogether abandoned the scheme of arbitration, but ins allowed It to stand by. A French vesiel wu sunk off Great Yarmouth with a loss or twenty lives; a brig stranded a Gorlestan and eight persons lost. A bark hu been wrecked on tbe Suffolk coast with a loss or ton live). With the partial restoration or the teregrapb wires tbat were prostrated by the stoim In Eng land, Instances or persons being overwhelmed by snow and frozen to death are given. An abstract of the gross product of the revenue of Great Britain and Ireland for the put year shows tbat It exceeded the previous year by 600- 000. There wu a decrease of nearly a million In customs aud excise, but there was an Increase of atamps or 916,000, and tbe postofflce and tele graph service showed art increase of nearly (50; 000 pounds, besides an Increase In interest on ad vance of 200,000. The land tax and house duty gave an increase or 176,000. It hu Just been discover ad that oneof the many subterranean passages with whloh Rome Is bur rowed, leading from a lonely spot beyond the Porta Angelica, and pawing beneath the walls, bu for some time been utilized by smugglers as a route for Introducing Into an old stable in the Borgo bales of sugar and various combustibles From the quantity of wares fonnd stored there it Is evident that a flourishing contraband fade has been driven with Impunity for some time. A Turin paper announoeelthe dtoeevery.through the arrest of some forgers at Milan, of an exten sive international forging association, composed of Frenchmen, Englishmen, Ameitcana and Ital ians whose operations have been carried on on an enormous scale. Their efforts are principally de voted to tbe manufacture or spurious Government bonds, which they offer for sale In foreign coun tries, and to the placing or stolen scrip. It Is sup posed that property abstracted In some of tbe large robberies In England has been disposed of through this association, whose agents are said- to be located In all the prlnolpal cities and towns of Europe. On the 1st or January, of a total of 188,042 non commissioned officers and men In the British army, 122,793 were Eogllsh, 14,460 Sootoh, 88,875 Irish, 1,869 were born In India or the colonies, 2.. 861 were forelgneri, and 4,094 are returned as "not reported." As regards religious denominations, It appears that or the total or 183.942 non-commissioned officers and men 115,260 were members ef the Church or England, 14,024 Presbyterians, 7,809 otber Protestants, 42,881 Roman Catholics, 152 Mohammedans, Hindoos, Jews, Ac, while the religions or 4 830 are not reported; possibly these latter were agnostics, One important fact la, that 7,859 British soldiers could neither read nor write. GEN. HANCOCK. We find It alleged In the columns or the In dianapolis Journal that General Hanoock was a badly beaten candidate for President." This phrase la conspicuously Inaccurate. No defeated candidate for President ever came near er being elected than Gen. Hancock did. A few thousand more votes In the city or New York would have made him President; and thtsehe would bave had and more, but for John Kelly's" —N.Y. World.