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VOL. 4T. NO. 35.
CANTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1881.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
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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.
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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.

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