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most determiued communication recently
addressed by tho civil power to nny prelate.
Paris, March 27.—President Orovy, Min
ister Waddinglon, and cx-Prosident Mac-
Mahon to-day made n visit to Queen Victoria.
London, March 27.—A dispatch from
Madeira says prlvalo advices from Sierra
Loon represent that tho French have an*
noxod the Knqlish island of Mataoony.
Tersaillcs, March 27. —Tho Chamber of
Deputies has agreed to a Monetary Conven
tion of tho Latin Nfttioop. x
San Francisco, March 27.—Australian ad
vices to Fob. 27 oro received. Tho harvest
prospects are excellent.
More space has been applied for In tho
Now South Wales Exposition than can bo
Tho deficiency of tho wool crop is not so
great as anticipated. It is now estimated at
50,000 bales.
At Queensland (ho strike of tho soomon
against tho Cinnamon continues.
Now Zealand nows is to March -I. A fire
damp explosion occurred in tho Knitnngotn
coal roluo, near Otago, Feb. 25, when thirty
men wore killed, being nil who woro in tho
mine at tho time. Subscriptions for tho
widows and orphans aro mado all over tho
Honolulu, March 19.—Tho sugar crop is
Gov. Hip! is dead.
Tho native population of tho Kingdom Ims
decreased since 1872 over -1,000. It is now
London, March 27. —A Constantinople dis
patch states that the Sultan has Kent a por
tion of his plato and jewelry to bo molted
for tho use of tho Treasury.
Raquka, March 27.—The Commandant of
Alossio and nisly leading Albanians have
been arrested ou a charge of intriguing
against tho Porto.
Scutari, March 27. —Ten battalions of
troop*} are expected to arrive from Constan
tinople. Tbo Porto appears resolved to
disarm the Albanians.
. Paris, March 22.—Franco, like Germany,
will decline to participate in tho mixed occu
pation of Roumolia.
Rome, March 27. —1 n couscquonco of tbo
revolutionary disturbances at Milan ou Sun
day tho nuthoritioH ordered tho dissolution of
the Republican Fraternity Society, and meas
ures have been adopted to proceed against
tho offenders. n ‘
will shortly leave Romo for F.nglnml. No
arrangement has booa made for tbo estab
lishment of official relations between En
gland and the Holy See.
Moscow, March 27. —Another assassination
by Nihilists has taken place.
London, March 27.—A Berlin correspond
ent says it is stated that after tho Czur has
started for Llvndia tho Government intends
to proclaim a slate of siege in Bt. Petersburg,
Moscow, Kioff, and Cliarkoff.
Pestu, March 127. —Th0 Lower House of
tho Hungarian Biot has approved tho Treaty
of Berlin—2oß to 154.
Minnie, March 27.—Bcuor Ultoo, former
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, and n
distinguished member of tho Sagasta parly,
died yesterday. '
They Como Up Lllcu Little Mou nml i’ay
Their Several Fines. '
Special Dlepalch to the Tribune.
SrniNOPiELD, March 27.—As predicted in
these dispatches yesterday, thu Pekin Blngstors
began to flock into the city to-day with their at
torneys. After consultation with District-At
torney Connolly and Spoclal-Aucnt Trum
bull, a batch of nineteen entered pleas of
guilty on twenty-seven different Indictments,
and . were lined In sums ranging from
s2o to SBOO each, thu total tines aggregating
over $6,000.
On appearing In court it was slated by Mr.
Llttler, on their behalf, that a number of them
entered a plea of guilty notwithstanding they
wore innoceut of the offenses charged
against them, but to save thu expenses
of u trial and be relieved 'from
embarrassments hi (mure. He further stated
that thu condition of thu pleas was that
they wero to be a bar to all prosecutions, civil
and criminal, for nuy offenses committed prior
to July, 1875, nnd that thu pleas were entered
without admitting that A. P. Westermun was
guilty In any of the cases In which ho Mas in
dicted with them, or in any way nrojudlelng any
immunity promised him.
Thu District-Attorney confirmed this, und the
eases wero called In order, the parties pleading
and receiving sentence, Thu lines of course
curry with them the costs of prosecution.
Following Is tho list of . those who
pleaded guilty, und the total amount
each was lined: T. J. Mclircw, $400;
J. A. McGrow, $100; George C. tjlassfonl, $160;
Thomas Demnr, $25; Henry Garrett, $150;
Thomas M. Dorsey, $500; Joint Sloltz. $200: H.
P. Myrek, $200; J. K, llerget, $200; George
Hermit. s2uo; J. E. Wohrer, $25; Joint L. timtili,
$224; W. T. Edds, $400; James A. Edds, $400;
Joel Joucs, S:iUO: John Muhr. SSO; William
Bloom, SSO; William Hunter, SSO; John Black,
David and (leorge iUelßslnccr, of the Western
Distilling Company, were also lu the city and
ottered to enter a plea of guilty ami withdraw
their plea In the libel against the distillery, but
were unable to comply with the requlremeuts
•. » l rl*. u . Attorney,- They owe about
f-J.oOU to the (loverument, and were unable to
adjust that sum. They expect to do so ou
Saturday, however, and left for home to-uUrht
with an understanding that they would appear
It Is understood that another hatch will be In
to-morrow morning, prepared to ulead guilty
upon the same terms as those who have gone
before, and that by Saturday night all of the
llfty-suven cases will be disposed of except
those of Mills and Stearns, who will arrive on
the 15th of ApiU.
Xjttvfnl nitpatch to Tht Trlftuu*.
•Teiuib Jlautb, Ind., March 27.—At an early
hour yesterday morning the large Hour-mill at
Uloomingion, a small station six miles west of
here, was completely destroyed by lire, it was
owned by Teak <Si Unntlu. Loss, $0,000; Insur
ance, 12,000. Caused by au Incendiary.
New Ouleans, March 27.—The Governor has
signed the bill repealing the charter of the
Louisiana Btate Lottery.
Ban FuAMCiseo. March 87.-A Victoria, U.
(-•i dispatch says the Alaska arrived this morn
ing, and will coal and depart Immediately,
A Prospectus Which Leaves All
Previous Efforts Behind.
A Telegraphic Mnelitno Which
Will Work with a Crank.
Messages at 26 Cents Will fie toured
into the Hopper. '
Arabian Might Messages at 15 Cents
This Side of tho llocklcs.
Special Ptfpate A lo The Tribune,
Naw York, March 27.—A new telegraph com
pany was organized in this city Fob. 23, under
tho name of tho American Rsuld Telegraph
Company, with the Hon. Edwin Deed, of Maine,
a retired shipping merchant, as President, the
Hon. Thomas Wallace, of Connecticut, Vice-
President, and Mnj. L. O. Hapgood, Of Boston,
Treasurer. Tho enterprise, which ia sot forth In
surprising terms, lias been kept a suc
cessful secret for a long time, for
tho Company controls, and claims to have
thoroughly tested, numerous novel telegraph
patents, among which may bn mentioned a new
wire of cast sleet, plated witli copper, the Inven
tion of I’rof. Moses Q. Former, Government
Electrician at Newport, which, though but
has a breaking strength of 0,000 pounds, and
offers now more than five or six “ohms” re
sistance: an Improved duplex system by which
two messages can be sent simultaneously over
the same wire, not only from either end, but
from intermediate or way offices; a, multiplex
system quadrupling the above; a metrical
system for ocean cables, which, it is claimed,
will Increase hourly transmission Irom 1,000 to
10,000 words; a machine which, with one bat
tery to operate It, will nrint messages in lines
mid pages, book form, and a number of others.
But the principal invention is nn improved auto
matic transmitting machine, which, it Is as
serted, is caplc of being worked at tbo rate of
sixty times faster than the Morse Instruments
now In neo on COO to 1,000 mile circuits. A
peculiarity of tho machine and its apparent im
provement Is the use of a double row of letters,
ono above the other. lu the old automatic ma
chine there was but one row, mid wheneveritwns
attempted to do fast work the letters run into
each other, so ns to bo Indistinguishable. Tbo
entire arrangement Is
woitKßn with a crank.
No! skill (s necessary, and the speed that can
he obtained Is only limited by (he ability of the
receiver to register the dots and dashes
of tho Morse alphabet distinctly. Thu
message, after being received, has to ho
translated and printed in Roman characters.
That will tio done by girls on type
writing machines at about twice tho speed of
ordinary writing. Thu Company proposes lo
have but one rate for ordinary messages this
side of tho Rocky Mountains, viz: 25 cents fur
thirty words, and one cent per word additional.
Press messages will be sent at the rate of 10
cents per 100 words. Arrangements ore being
made with the Post Oillco Department by
which the Company will issue
A business-man can then Inclose a letter of
(Uty words lu an envelope, put on a twenty-five
cent stamp, and drop it Into any lamp-post box.
The letter-carriers will make collections every
half hour, and will at once deliver such letters
to the telegraph company. The latter will bind
Itself to deliver them In Chicago within two
hours of posting. It the latter city the copy will
be sent to the Post-Office,_ and delivered bv
letter-carriers there. Tho Company will pay to
the Post-Office authorities cents per letter
for collecting, cents for delivering, the same
they now receive.
of the same length, dellveroble before 0 o’clock
next morning, Mill cost but IB cents. Each live
additional M'ords will cost one cent extra. The
Company “conlldently expect, within three
years, to , telegraph ordinary business
letters to and from all points of the
country for 10 cents.” Press bureaus ore to be
established In the principal cities. Hero “the
fullest and roost reliable details of all news of
public Interest” arc to bo received “hourly
from all parts of this country and Europe," and
“the special reporters of tho press of the
country " arc to hove free access to It, and “ will
he permitted to comnllc for the Journals they
represent such portions of
as they may desire, nml the same will ho tele
graphed direct to the editors concerned at a
speed of at least 1,000 words per minute.” The
cost to the Company of sending 1,000 words
U estimated at 20 cents. No one re
porter Mill .bo allowed to hold a
wlro to thu exclusion of other reporters.
Poles arc now being cut for the Company la
Canada. .They will bu ol cedar, extra strong,
and Mill set live feel In (he earth, building
Mill he begun
Tho post-roads nnd highways will bo followed,
nml thu railroad routes avoided. It Is
claimed thut a United Staten law, pass
ed In 18(50, gives right-of-way over
highways and past-roads free, Tho first lino
Mill be built from Boston to Washington via
this city nml Philadelphia, the second from this
city to Chicago via Buffalo. Three Mires only
will bo strung, it Is claimed thutoucwlll ho
capable ot all Urn present business between
these several points. Thu Company expect to
have both linos completed nnd working
py jan. 1, ISBO.
The svsletn will thereafter he oxtciffled In
all directions. The capita) of the Company Is
$3,000,000. Tho cost of the Hue, fully equipped,
U estimated at SSOO por mile. Thu officers de
clined to make public the names of the stock
holders- ut present. Thu only New-Yorker
mentioned us owning stock was James B.
I)l>vnirh to i.'iiuimutu Koijuirtr,
NkwYokk, March 2d.—A eorourntlou known
ns the Amcrlcati Rapid Telegraph Company was
organized In this city Feb. 28, with a capital of
91),IKK),(KM), and an ollleu at No. 41 Wall street.
Lines are to ho constructed Immediately from
this city to Chicago, and from Boston to Wash*
higton. Machine telegraphing is to he the pecu
liar fcatureof IhoCompauy'swork. Ulschilnicu
4lmt the trausmlttlng capacity of its single wires,
In circuits of from fiOO to 1,000 miles, will he
00,000 words tier hour. This Is about sixty limes
the average speed of the Morse or hand-key tel
egraphing in UHMiille circuits. The Company
claims to have sunt 000 words per minute over
an Iron wire 1,000 miles long, and delivered the
same In clear and legible telegraphic characters.
Messages will bo sent over cast-steel wires,
elcetro-plated with conper, of which Invention
the now Company holds the patent. Edwin
Heed, of Maine, Is President, and Thomas Wal
lace Vlco-l’resldout of the new corporation.
Dltmtcfl In OiiflnnrUi ilitutte.
New Yoiik. March 20.—'The prospectus of the
new American Uapld Telegraph Company Is
published to-day. It Is claimed that the Com
pany Is owner of the American and European
patents for machine telegraphing, which, over
Us own patent wires, will transmit I,(KJU wordsn
minute, and over wires now In ordinary use QUO
words a mluutu. Jt Is claimed that the now ays
tern has been thoroughly tested, having been lu
practical operation for tour months over circuits
of &00 to 1,000 miles, mid It is claimed that with
three wires It cuu perform that whole telegraph
business of the country. Accuracy, rapidity,
and cheapness are the three principal features
claimed fur (he now system.
The Company publishes a schedule fur mes
sages amiulngly cheap. Twenty-Uvu ccuts for
thirty words to any point east of the Rocky
Mountains Is the unit of these charges. The
Company announces that the construction of
wires to’nll large cities cast of ami Including St.
Louis will begin immediate^.
Special U>t»Uth lo The Tribune.
New York, MnWi 27.—1 n August last Rich
ard Morton, tlivn (’nsfiTer of the Atlantic In
surance Company, ktl lids city tor his usual,
summer vacation. There was nothing suspicious
about his coimr, except that ho went two data
before tbu time he bad announced, and evaded
an appointed meeting with tho President of Urn
Company. Wlton Morton did not return at tho
expiration of his vacation, it was thomrht for the
first that something must bo wromr, and an ex
amination of the hooks was ordered. This
resulted In the discovery that there worn
deficits aggregating between 915,000 and
$17,000, extending over tbu seven
years of the Comoany’scxlstcncc. Morton bad,
it was found, been in the habit of pocketing
premium monuva, mid milking no entry of their
receipt In the books. As tbu nmounia taken
were small, nod tbu books were entirely in his
care, Ibe thefts remained undiscovered. Morton
bad been lu the service of tbu ofllccrs of tbu
Atlantic fur thirteen years, beginning when n
bov ns a messenger, lie was faithful, and came
to bo thoroughly trusted, ami, when tho At
lantic . Company was organized, In
1572. lie was' made Cashier. Last
summer the attention of the
President was called to the fact that Morton
lived verv extravagantly for a man on his sala
ry. TheTresident Intended to talk this over
with the Cashier, but, wholly unsuspicious, in
vited Morion to meet him at bis home in the
evening. Instead of so doing, Morton left
town, thinking, no doubt, his accounts had
been examined and tils defalcation discovered.
He fled to Canada, and the Company lost tight
of him. A few days ago,’ bower, lie was recog
nized In Chicago by an agent of the Atlantic
Company, who telegraphed to the main
office for hintruetlons. The arrest of
Morton followed, ho being under Indictment
here. A requisition for ids extradition was
made on the Governor of Illinois by Guv.
Robinson to-dav, and to-night Detective O’Con
nor left for Chicago to bring Morton to tills
Morton spent the days as comfortable ns he
could under the circumstances la n witness
room at the Armory. He appears to have no
friends In this city, and consequently no one
troubled him with calls. Ho still main
tained his reticence, and' refused
to say ought concerning his crime.
That story, be said, was reserved for the cars
who were alone entitled to hear it. Dispatches
from New York were received during the dnv at
notice headquarters announcing ilmt Officer
O’Counor had loft with the necessary papers,
and would probably bo In this city by to-day.
.ViwcMf to SI. /.out* fievubltean.
Leavenworth, Man'll SO.—-From a corre
spondent at Fort Scott the following particulars
are learned of a horrible deed committed about
six miles from that place on Tuesday night by
n negro by the name of Howard on tho person
of a little 12-year-old girl, the daughter of
George Pond. She had been left at homo by
her parents, and about 8 o’clock in tho evening
went to tho gate to look fur them, when she
was seized by the burly negro and dragged into
the brush and outraged. Then carrying the
child in his arms further Into tho timber the
brute gratified hts lust until the child fainted.
He then carried her to (he yard of a farmer by
the name of Parsons, who was aroused livtlie
barking of a dog. Parsons, going out, found
the child in a condition that can only be Imag
ined, not described. When found she was
insensible, and it was n number of hours
before it was learned whose child she was.
The lingor-marks of the brute were still plainly
visible on her neck, where ho hud choked her,
and her limbs were swollen so badiy that her
garters were burled deco lu the flesh and hod to
ue cut before they could be removed.' Howard
is described us very black, wish thick, project
ing lips, and is about 20 years ol age. A reward
of 8500 Is ottered for his capture. The father of
the child is a brother of Col. J. \V. Puud, agent
for Henry Ward Beecher.
S’lirclnl Dltpalch to The Tribune*
Terre Haute, Imi., March 27.—Ex-Pollco
Officer Ovcrpcck Inst night was awakened to dis
cover three burglars in Ills bedroom. He sprang
mi them, ami, after a desperate light, captured
one of them amt conveyed him to Jail. He gives
the name of Miller, nml is u powerful, desper
ate-appearing villain. The city has been ex
tensively “ worked ” by housebreakers lately.
Special Plipateh 19 The Tribune.
Pout Scott, Kos., March 27.— The hanging of
Bill Howard, the negro, who committed a rape
on Clara Pond, n girl 13 years ,old, was partici
pated In by 2,000 to 11,000 people, most of them
among the most respectable men of the county
ami city. Howard made a full confession of the
crime. Everything was quiet, and people were
all at home la an hour after the culprit was dead.
Special Dleptilch to The Tribune.
Tehee Hautb, Iml., March 27.—E. E. Zim
merman, agent for the Wurdo & Barrymore
“Diplomacy” Company, received a telegram
this noon announcing that Barrymore, recently
shot by Currie, in Texas, could not live. Mr.
Zimmerman canceled their engagement here,
nml left for Texas this evening.
Special ntspateh to The Tribune.
Caumnviu.b, 111., March 27.—. Judge Zone to
day passed sentence on Jerry Coffey, charged
with attempting to murder Dubois by shooting
him In tho side. The sentence was considered
very light, ns only a lino of SIOO was Imposed,
which looks ns If a premium was offered, for
Special DtmUch to The Tribune.
lUciNB. WU,, March 27.—William Sumner,
(or killing Thomas Otla, was found guilty of
manslaughter In thu fourth decree, and sen
tenced to pav u fine of $250. Steps wero taken
fur an appeal to thu Supreme Court.
cn imcit nomiEuv.
Special Plevatch to The Tribune.
LaSalle, 111., March 27.—The fact was dis
covered yesterday mornipg that the new German
Catholic Church at Peru had been burglariously
entered and robbed of the gold and silver chal
ice of the communion service, worth about SOO.
St. Louis, March 27.—Knox .Marlin, the
colored murderer of John Wlllonmelr imd wife,
to bu hanged to-morrow/ embraced the Catholic
faith io-uav.; Ifo could have taken an appeal,
and secured unoiher year's lease of life, but Is
determined to die.
Cincinnati, Mart'll 27.—Thu Grand Jury has
found an Indictment against William P. Wal
lace, ex-Shcrlir of Hamilton County, for the
embezzlement of $2:1,000 In January last.
Special Dluxiteh to Tht Trihnnt.
Ann Aiiiiok, Mich., March 27.—Tho State
Dental Convention adjourned to-day, after
electing the following ollleers: President, l)r.
(leorge L. Field, of Detroit; Ylce-Freshleiit,
Dr. >). U. Mosher, of Flint; Secretary, Dr. K.
C. Moore, of Grand Rapids; Treasurer, Dr. .1.
Lathrop, of Detroit. The Association passed
resolutions deprecating the conferring of the
honorary degree of Doctor of Dental Burgory
by the Board of Ilegunts. They wished no one
to receive such a degree who hud not completed
the proscribed course of study of a denial col
lege. 'Tills resolution was not directed at Dr.
Flrcli, upon whom (he Regents conferred the
degree Tuesday, but simply us an expression of
the sense of the Association against conferring
any honorary degree on any person whatsoever.
The Association took steps to raise a mud for
(lie benefit of the widow of the into Dr. J. 11.
MeOulllun, of Philadelphia, similar efforts hav
ing been taken In other Hiatus.
Thomas O'Brien, I'etcr Cunlisk, and Edward
Kelley are young men having homes lu this city
who live by " skinning suckers,” a? they term
their occupation, and which, translated, moans
defrauding the trawling public of their
cash. They are exceedingly clever lu their
profession, and In consequence have plenty of
money and stand well with the powers that be.
A detective of Toledo bearing the plebeian
name of Tebbutts, who cither has u laudable
anxiety to tec this trio placed behind the burs
lor some of their mlsdctmiaiuH*, or’who, per
haps, whin-* lo receiver tome «»{ their spoils,
cum- to till* city determined to arrc*l
them and inn liicm oil’lo Toledo. Tchbclia
uni his confrere* me ««id to be It, ibe cmffiov of
Ibe Luke Shore «v Michigan Southern llulhv.tv,
ni'i It I* alleged ilnii n passenger on that toad
m* beaten mil of s;<7s in cash ami aomn valua
bles *by the above trio, who adrolllv
roped . him into betting upon three-card
monte. The -allegation is doubtless true.
Well, Tcbbclts did nut arrest Ills men. Ho
mado a inmluldo endeavor to do so yesterday
when im found Conllsk ami Kelley at KantMnr
A Hargis’cigar store, on Clark street. The
monte men resisted, and Conllsk slipped nut of
his overcoat, and both ran away. O’Brien
received a timely warning, niul was not to
be found by the police. Tebnclts ought to have
known better, hut lie did not, nml will Hicreforo
go homo empty handed. Tim overcoat, was
taken in mock t'rimmdi lo police headquarters.
The Chief said “Slum,” and iho pretty Utile
starvelings about Die plaeo did their best to
hoop the matter quiet.
Special nieputch lo The Tribune.
Milwaukee, March 27, Richard Gilbert, a
laboring-man 50 years of age, is missing from
his homo on Muskego avenue, near I’lanklntoii
A Armour’s packing-house, nndcrcireumslances
Hmt lend to the belief thatho fell into tho river
near his home, while intoxicated, and was
drowned.. He leaves a wife and family of grown
up children.
| Special Tlmtlrh to The Tribune.
Milwaukee, March 27.—Late this, afternoon
n man whoso name cannot bo ascertained was
buried In a well at the corner of Fourth street
and Reservoir avenue at a considerable depth
beneath Lite surface. After considerable effort
u rescue was effected. The Injuries sustained,
although severe, will not prove fatal unless in
ternal hurts should develop.
Three-Quarters of a Century of Married l.tfo
—The Oldest Couple in Connecticut toCol
-1 uhrnto Tticir ♦•Diamond Wedding" Next
Cftrreupniulence AVw Turk I/ernhl.
Westpout, Conn.. March 20.—1 n life Town of
Weston, Fairfield Comity, Conn., four miles
north of Westport, In u house whoso ercat stone
chlmnoy Ami elding of long weather-beaten shin
gles imllcatu Unit It was built before the Hov
olntlon, reside In pleasant conjugality Mr.
Salmon Sturtres, aged nearly 08 .years, mid
Ann, his wife, In her Ollli year,—unquestion
ably the oldest married couplo In Now En
gland, and probably the oldest In the United
Slates. Twelve months lienee, should nothin#
unusual occur, they will reach the seventy-fifth
anniversary of their marriage, and It is proposed
by their friends that they celebrate It. The
house In which Mr. and Mrs. Sturtres reside
stands'on high trround, and is near what Is
known ns the “ Eleven O’clock Highway,”—
one of a numbcr of’Blmllar roads In this part of
Fairfield County, running northward from the
Sound, and laid-'.out hy early settlers, when
clocks as well an {muses were scarce, as a time
truidu for men working In the fields, enabling
them to note by the sun’s shadow the approach
of the dlmicr-horir.' \ From it tho oyo traverses
avast expanse oflpomilry, extends across Long
Island Sound, an’dt under favorable dreum
(dances of weather, rusts upon Eaton’s
Neck light, twcilW' miles away. Everything
about tho liousij (indicates age and decay,
wrought by Time’s finger, even tho fences, built
of pales and field stones which surround It,,
showing upon their Surfaces moss of half a cen
tury’s growth. /
Entering the ho.tiw by n tow door at' the north
gable the foot presses ponderous oaken Hour
boards fastened , fti ,ji thclr places by nails of
wrought Iron mnrf|5 sj)y 5 j)y hand long before ma
chinery driven hyjitfiam hod been thought of.
Like most houses, fully one-third
of the space within (s occupied by a chlmuoy,
tho early house-builders’ theory being that
stanch masonry IsljUidlsnenßahlc as a means to
prevent a house tumbling or blowing down.
Great hewn timbers,,large enough to. make the
frames lor three houses such an- uro-now-cois*
structed, sunport u Uiu 1 house, tho traditional
“summer seal ” orso-cniled “great beam” on
the second story, dijl from solid ouk two feet
square, maintaining Us place In the double ca
pucl ty of shelf amj'chlmncy auxiliary. Passing
from room to room! the visitor comes in contact
with cold currents of air which enter the
house through fissures in the walls and elding,
forced there bv , decay and the lack of
proper repairs during nearly two generations
of time. An opmmcnt on thb first lloor,
south side of the hbusc, serves the purpose of
bed-room, parlor, uml dining-room for the aged
couple, who, excopt during the summer
months, arc seldom, seen elsewhere. In it are a
table, bed, etdebuurj, lounge, three chairs, and
a stove of undent .pattern for burning wood.
A quaint clock, in djngy case, which has ticked
tlirough more year*limn fall to (he lot of mast
men, rests upon the mantel, a Bible and Mid
dtuhrouk’s Almanac, the only books In the
room, keeping it company.
Mr. Sturges, a physically well-preserved gen
tleman, who, when‘erect, stands over six feet
high in ids stockings', was found seated near the
stove, while opposite him sat Mrs. Sturges, who
Is In good health upd the enjoyment of all her
senses except that of sight, which sho lost
about one year ago. The two remain together
constantly, their only attendant being a son of
some 70 summers. Tim picture which these aged
persons and their oocullarsurroundlngs present
ed was suggestive, qnd was calculated to carry
the thoughts ot the visitor far back among the
years ot another century- Second sight has
overtaken Mr. Biurces, uml ho Is able to discern
objects about him and read his Blhtu unassisted
by spectacles, Ills hearing, however, is Im
paired. and tho visitor must sneak In loud tones
to he heard. At first tho aged couple, after re
ceiving their interviewer, were reticent, and held
themselves In restraint, fearing, as It would
seem, he had come lo create a disturbance in
their household by asking impertinent ques
tion* *, but when told that his mission was simply
lo hear what they might nleasc to impart as to
their recollections of Washington, the period
following the revolution uml events occurring
In that part of the eighteenth century during
widen they had lived, they were reassured, uml
conversed freely upon all subjects Introduced.
Mr. Sturges was burn In Wilton, Feb. 2,1782.
ami Is consequentlv now in ids 08th year. Ills
father, Ellas Sturges, also of Wilton, lived to
see his Odd birthday, uml his grandfather, .Jnbcz
Sturges, of Weston, reached the age ot 84
years. Most of his ancestors on his
muiher’s side also attained to great
age. Mr. Sturges spoke at length of the
family from whu-h he was descended with u sort
ot pride us noted for tjielr longevity, and play
fully remarked, admitting at the same time the
chances were against him. that “If any man
could feel warranted in the belief that he should
live to celebrate Ids centennial, It was himself;
and vet,” said he. “ how few—not one in a hun
dred thousand—live to be us old us I. None ot
mv early associates are notv in tbu land of the
living. To ilmt extent lam alone In ilieworhl.”
When asked If he hud ever seen the “Fattier
of his Country,” he replied:
“ 1 wu* nearly 18 years old when Washington
died, but I never saw him, lor tho reason ilmt 1
did not leave my home until after tne year ISOd.
There were then no steamboats or rallrptulslu
quickly take one to the metropolis, where Wash
ington could sometimes be seen. To uccomplinh
tho Journev one hud to walk, take n stage-coach,
or embark on some one of the packet sloops
plying between the harbors of Bridgeport, Nor-,
walk, or Westport (then suigaiuck), ami be a
week making the round trio. Thu expense ot
traveling In those days was great, especially to
a voting man comiueiielug llfu like myself, and
thenc tilings deterred mu from taking ihe step.”
I lo hail heard his father speak ot seeing Wash-
Ingum while ua Ids wav iroin New York to tako
command of the Federal army near Boston; of
bis magnificent bearing us a sohilcr, uml of the
love expressed for hint hv the people. lie re
membered, too, how solemn everything was
when Uu* new* of the good man’s death came,
In 171)1),—tho tolling of church-belts adding lo
the loree ami eloquence of the universal sorrow
expressed, lie hud much to say concerning tho
struggles made and the privations endured by
his contemporaries in the early days of thu Ite
puhlie, and declared (hut went thu present gen
eration, free, comparatively, from all public
troubles other tliun those growing out of poli
tics, had reason to consider ourselves fortunate.
Kurly in lilo Mr. Sturges learned (he trade
of u miller, and about the year 1602 wentlo tho
Town of Stamford uml took charge of what
was then known as Hawley’s Mill, where he re
mained forty years, In this mill ho managed,
unassisted, sixteen run of stone,—u feat, up to
the dale of bis advent there, never accomplished
by one man.
While at Stamford the War of 1812 broke out,
and Us effect was an immediate uml serious de
pression In all kinds of business, which contin
ued fur some time after the war cuded. Mr.
Sturges had much to say about thu transporta
tion of goods and all sorts id merchandise by
honm-tciiius from New York to Boston and
other New England cities, and of the anxiety
fell hv lovnl people ha to tin* future.
“ Hmmllv.’* hi-snttl. “ «hi* Invaders were t«ii
qnlsiiuil bv American pluck. ami the prosperous
titm* whirl) lollowcd (or nwlillc In tin- wskc of
the devolution icturnc.l."
lie spoke of Ins father 115 being Hu; Ilrst man
in Wilton to lutlhl n tour-wheeled wagon. I’p
to Uml lime vehicles of more limit two wheels
liiul never Ijccii lieunl of. Though but h rudu
mill unsightly hmiherhox. it excited the curios*
ftv ns well ns envv of well-to-do people there
about, who, when they wished to journey Ifimr
distances, invariable borrowed ||. From Blum
ford Mr. Hturgrs wont to Bridgeport, Conn.,
nmlfor ten years took charge of what is known
rts the “ Yellow Mill," run by thluwnler, In
Fast Bridgeport. Ilelirtng from that plnoo ho
found his way to his present abode, after an act
ive business life of slxlv-elght years. Good
care amt 'itil**- *inco bad "protracted his years
far bcyoim i. „ost ardent hope.
\\ ben qucM.-med us to Ids Indulgence In stlm*
ulantft ami the “fiitbv weed " ImsaUl, “I never
chewed, smoked, or used tobacco in any form
nut even amtll—ln my life, and ns lor whisky
and other liquors, 1 don't believe l-cvor drunk a
pint. As 1 grow older the need of something
stronger tlinn tea or coffee makes itself appar
ent. but I have Indulged myself ntl through
with uothluir stronger than elder."
Mr. fiiurces' wife. Mrs. Atm Sturgcs, was born
in Greentleld Hill, Conn., near the ancient
church, which lias been superseded by tbu pres
ent elegant one, In May, ITBS, and Is,'therefore,
nearly IH years of ugc. She eontes from a sleek
also noted for longevity, her father, flcrshotn
Thorpe, attaining to tho ago of B'i and her
mother to 80 years. She Is better preserved
physically than her husband, and her memory
of events Is more acute. Her narrative of Inci
dents in her own life, pnrtlcuhuly of wlmt hap
pened while she was a member of the church
choir at l.yuu's Plains, more than eighty years
ago, was interesting as showing the maritcd con
trast between the style of preaching mid sing
ing then ami now. Then the lake of burning
brimstone was loudly proclaimed from (he pul
pit as the eternal fate of sinners after death.
Now, the transgressor is led to hope tor tender
treatment In a place whose title ts, to say the
least, imldiv questionable. 'Chen (he bass viol
and time were tho only Instruments by whose
aid a worshiper's songs of praise were waft
ed aloft. Now*, a new-fangled thing called an
organ, she had heard, saved the devout seeker
for salvation almost all trouble while In (ho
sanctuary. Mrs. Sturgca remembered her
mother telling about the of
blood slic saw Iving 9 ln the
streets at Compo Four 'Comers and at
Cross Highway, near Westport, after the battle
hctw'ocn the British forcca and so-called
“rebels" In 1*77, mul she took occasion to re
echo thu sentiments of her husband in the same
indomitable spirit which enabled Americans to
triumph over their enemies then, and which had
been repeated in two or three wars since, with
the Incidents of which she seemed familiar,
would again make them conquerors.
.Mr. and Mrs. Sturgos were married In the
early part of March, 1805, by. the Rev. Mr. John
son. a Congregational minister, of North Fair-
Held (since divided into thu towns of Fusion and
Weston), and Imvo lived together nearly seven
ty-tivo years. I’anshig tin? “silver” and the
“golden" periods of their married Ufa without
, a celebration,' they seem to have been hiding (he
time for tho grandest consummation in the
connubial jouruov,—a -“diamond wedding,"
which wilt occur about a year hence, unless a
wise Providence wills It otherwise. The aged
couple, the friends and neighbors hopo to see
thu wonderful anniversary, and are already
taking steps looking to its proper commemora
Ills Reply to Same Statements In an Amor-
lean I’npnr,
No. 01 Victoria street, Westminster, S.
W., Wednesday, March 5,1871). —To the Editor
of the Who York Times: A friend In your city
has sent mo your paper.of tho 17th’tilt., which
contains a paragraph In reference to myself ami
my affairs, which calls for a few words from
An ardent admirer of Americans and Ameri
can character, I am unwilling to allow criticisms
to pass unchallenged which are evidently writ
ten In error, but which none thu lees are calcu
lated to detract from my reputation with citi
zens ot tho United States, among whom I num
ber many acquaintances.
Having been a newspaper proprietor, I know
how cully mlsstatementacrcop Into articles, and
how tnlllcult It Is for editors at all times, In the
high pqqssuro of a crowded paper, to check
every statement made.
■■'Hb'lleVlng'mJ'liulnllW to exist on your part, I
do not hesitate to do what ordinarily I refrain
from, viz., contradict tho points 1 complain of
so far as they relate to Incorrect foots. These
1. That I have failed for millions.
My total unsecured debts do not exceed £250,-
2. That I have “purchased” boroughs to sit
In Parliament.
I have never sat but for one borough,—Kid
derminster,-—for willed place I Imvc twice been
elected, ami have never bought my scut.
U. That 1 have snout “most of my time” on
the Continent.
Except for two years at school to learn the
French language, ami occasional autumn pleas
ure trips of a few days. I imve not snout six
months on business in Franco during the whole
of my life, ami u mure thorough John Hull In
heart and sentiment docs nut exist than myself.
•I. That I “contrived” to* get ’ the title of
As President of the Milan Improvements
Company, which built the Victor Emmanuel
Oullerv at Milan (doubtless known to many of
votir renders), 1 was spontaneously, by tbc late
King Victor Emmanuel, made an Hereditary
ilaron, as the patent states, “propWo tnoln ” on
the part of his Majesty, and further made a
Commander of Urn Order of St. Maurice and La
As to the adjectives you have placed on rec
ord in connection with my reputation, while
recognizing your compliments an the scoro of
ability, 1 cannot but tiilnl; if you know the
subject of your article vou would have hesi
tated to have disparaged one who lays not only
claim to, hut is recognized by those who know
him to possess, the highest sense of honor,
whether in reference to domestic, social, polit
ical, or business relations, and who, (u a word,
lays claim to being in the best souse of the
word an English gentleman.
I have never yet had the happiness of visiting
your great country, hut if, ns i trust, ere lung
the opportunity should present Itself, I look
forward to convince you personally that the
writer Is very dllTorent to the Ideal personage
you have Imagined.
I hope you will soo by the pains I am hero
taking to remove an erroneous impression, not
only on your mind, but on yourlurge and Influ
ential number of readers, how.much store Is
set on your and their good opinion hv
Auteur Qiunt.
a men. FIND.
A Kentuckian l <, inila Lead Kiiohrli to Sup
ply tin* Whole Kliito with Ammunition.
.Snsrlul to iniliunttpoll* Journal,
Loutaviu.u, March 20.—A special to thu
AVt/ifn/; Xcm from Lebanon Junction saysj
This place Is excited to-day over the discovery
ut one of llie richest Helds of lead-ore in the
Went, willed is located on the laud of William
Dawson, a farmer, about two miles cast of Pitt’s
Point, In this (Bullitt) county. Thu dlacovury
was made some days iuro, but for reasons beat
known to parties interobted, thu fact wns kept
very quiet until yesterday, when a message enmo
In requesting the presence of Deputy County
Clerk Thompson nt the rcsldenco of Mr. Daw*
son, and It now appears that the object In amir*
lug the Clerk’s services was to draw up and take
the acknowledgment to a lease of eighty acres
of land to Messrs. Coclmmo A: Musden, of this
uloc-e, for a term of twenty years, In considers*
lion of Dawson receiving one-third tho total in*
como from the lead-mines, Messrs. Cochrane As
MusiUm to furnish everything in the line of
labor, tools, etc.
Samples of thu oro have boon thoroughly
tested, and thu lead produced was found to ha
thu very best quality. Thu vein 1s reported to
bu eight led illicit. This discovery, it Is tnongbt
by the business men, will prove a big bonanza
lor Bullitt County as well as for the owners of
ihu enterprise. It ts said that Messrs. Cucliruun
•fc Masden will go to work at once toward
erecting smcltlng-works.
Hoechtl Pitpaich to The Tribune.
Nbw Yottic, March 87.—‘The Executive Com*
nilttee of thu proposed World’s Fair liifyo re*
solved to change tint data and make It tfs early
probably is 18S3. The eita preferred is Central
Bark, In which 130 acres could be appro*
printed without Interfering with thu publlo
walks and drives. Action will bo. Immediately
taken to secure Iho necessary permission. Judge
Hilton suggested that Qov.lloblnson bo request
ed to transmit to thu Governor of each State a
letter announcing the proposed exhibition, and
Inviting ot least two delegates to represent each
Stuto in general contention hi this
city In September next, at which
a plan would bo considered, and
recommend t<» thewlmle United States also that
Application be made At tin l December session of
innuTpM for conilrntdlun of the action of the
Coiivuiiiiin, upd I*l tm* Committee, and passing
an act sniu'tlotiiiu! the exhibition.
The construction of the hulldlmr* shouhl be
hcutin tin April hi). IS*O, Iho mnitvcrsniy of the
lmmirur.il lon of Washington in New York us the
first President. •
A icsiiliitl.m was adopted calling for the ap
pointment of a eommlllco of live to prepare no.
net of incorporation., mid confer wfi'h tlernfan
authorities in rcirard to the lime for the hold*
lug of the World's fair at llnrljii.
The Chairman appointed A. S. Hewitt, B. I).
Babcock, OrCiics Cleveland, Daniel F. Apple
ton. and Horace Purler us the Committee.
Beniamin B. Sherman was made permanent
The Story of the Kilting of tho Noted Con-
federate Lender.
•f. It. rtwntr Ini JViilmMohla IIV«Mp TVmrs.
Hi reply to tho question propounded by Mr.
11. V. itcdllcld In the HVeWg I desire to
state that I served with Andrew Campbell,
who was then First Lieutenant of Com
pany C, Nineteenth United (Hates In
fantry, In the years 1808-*IJ0; wo were sta
tioned at tho post of Madison, Ark., mid
from his lips 1 had the details of the killing of
tho great cavalry raider who spread such alarm
whenever he started on one of his famous raid
ing expeditions.
When Company (I, Thirteenth Tennessee,
had surrounded tho house In which Morgan
was, they received orders—of course, verbal—
“to halt and arrest any or every one who
might attempt to escape therefrom,”—the offi
cers of tho command, doubtless, If not tho
soldiers, expecting to Hod some one there who
might be worthy their attention. Campbell
was posted In closo proximity to mid in full
view of tho rear of the building. While a por
tion of his command was cilcctlug mi entrance at
the front of the building, a man whose most
prominent article of dross was a common sol
dier's old and well-worn overcoat hastily
thrown on, emerged from tho back door,
and at once started to gain the shelter
or protection of some vines and nut
houses that wero in tho garden. Immediately
upon his stepping into tho yard, buys Camp
bell: “I, In aloud tunc, ordered him to hail,
hut instead of obeying iin started. Into a run.
I then repeated tho order, and at the snino
time brought mv gun to my shculdor so as to
cover him, when, seeing that ho still disre
garded me. 1 deliberately aimed at mid shot
him. He dropped in his tracks and died in a
few minutes. But 1 did not know at that
time, nor even had tho least Idea of, who it was
1 hud shot.” After Hie inmates of tho house
who wero wanted had been captured, tho pro
prietor walked to the place in thu garden, or
yard, where ho had fallen, and said s“ Gentle
men, you have killed Ueu. John il. Morgan.”
This was the first Intimation that Campbell, as
well us perhaps tho most of his associates, had
of tho Identity of tho dead soldier.
In this place i will say that as the house was,
according to Mr. R., owned and occupied at thp
time of this occurrence by tho Widow Williams,
Campbell was either mistaken ns to the parly
that Identified the fallen man, or else sumo
one of those secured as prisoners assumed that
position. Morgan’s body was placed on a
nurso and token to ihu Federal camp. If
Morgan was murdered, then every soldier
who is.subject to surprise mid capture and
loss of lifts Tn attempted escape from capt
ure, Is also murdered; and yet there are,
perhaps, thousands in a time of war who dlo
that way. I remember to have closely ques
tioned Campbell as to tlie minutest details of
this affair, knowing tho. reputed chafactcc
of Morgan as a bold and fearless man.
I thought that perhaps thbre might have
been desperate resistance or attempted
strategy, to overcome which was addi
tional virtue in his captor; -but such was
not tho ease, as Campbell says that, to
my order “to halt,” ho maim no reply
whatever, mid sqomed only intent “on
getting away.” Considering the confusion that
must have existed, the fact that a tired trooper
bad been suddenly waked from a sound sleep to
the reality that ho was an all sides environed
bv his enemy, I bellcvo tho statement of tho
only person who can decide to be correct. Ido
not doubt but that, like many bravo men, the
ordinary precautions of ordinary people for per
sonal safety to him savored of timidity; yet, if
through extraordinary Indifference to the prob
abilities of war lie mot hts fate, it cannot la any
sense bo cnliqd murder. ;; • • -
CofilpbLdt,'occupvlng‘a!.posltlnnof danger In
an cxocdttiou having lor its avowed purpose tho
scattering of a force Unit had been a menace to
our armies, very properly obeyed to thu lottcr
the orders wnlcb wero designed fur tiio death or
capturq of thu Rebel raider. Andrew Camp
bell was a soldier who allowed uo trilling
with his duty when that duty was Impera
tive; his physique was splendid, ana in
si rengtli ho was very much more than a match
for an ordinary individual. Uo was nearly six
feet in bight; had a strongly-knit frame; n
rather pleasing address; ami was either Irish
bv birth or of Irish descent. When the War
broke out ho was living In Arkansas, near
Helena. Much against his inclination he was
conscripted mid placed in a Rebel regiment
raised In Ids neighborhood, lie embraced thu
first opportunity that offered to desert from
his enforced service mid Joined the Union army,
which ho said “ was more iu accordance with
bln political sentiments.” 1
In recognition of his services to tho Govern
ment for having permanently relieved it of ouo
of its most dangerous adversaries, Campbell,
either at thu close of tho War or at least at no
very late subsequent period, was commissioned
a Lieutcnmilof the United Status army. and was
assigned to duty with tho Nineteenth United
States Infantry. Ho served tor a period In the
Indian Territory mid altonvard In Arkansas,
under Gen. Charles H. Smith.
Campbell’s desertion from tho Rebel ranks
and bis subscauenl killing of Morgan wore well
known to tho voung men of the country—many
of whom had belonged to his original regiment
—round about Madison, where ho was station
ed: mid ho was disliked, not only because ho
had forsaken rebellion, bpt because he had been
a principal actor In depriving Ilium of
tho services of a noted lender. On one
occasion ho and some others were drink
ing together in a saloon of tho town,
whim one who had formerly been an officer in
the Confederate army, who was athletic ami
a taller mmi than Camped), proposed wrcsUhq:
with him. He accepted Urn challenge, am
landed his antagonist on Ids back on the floor
of the saloon before ho was rightly aroused to
thu requirements of the situation. Maddened
by his discomfiture, uml while ho was regain
ing Ids feet from where he had been thrown,
lie drew a Dcrlnger from his pocket,
with which, without tho shadow of n
doubt, lie Intended to shoot tho man who hud
so deftly floured him. Campbell, perceiving his
danger, sprung upon bU would-be assassin,
wrenched tho pistol from his hand, and, turn
ing tho nuuutle in thu opposite direction, ho
puurcjLtbo contents* into Ids assailant's head
bofuroMiu had loirlv gob to Ids feet. Fortu
nately fur u human life the bullet did hot pen
etrate tho forehead where it struck, but, be
ing turned aside, merely resulted in a scoi|>-
wonmJ, from widen the man soon recovered.
Campbell, some time after, falling Into habits
of dissipation, uml having out few mental ac
quirements cither to balance Ids splendid phys
ical organization or to offset Ids fallings, his
commanding olllcor. Capt. T. C. Williams, In
timating to him mid ho might resign or answer
ut u court-martial for Irregularities, tip chose
thu funner, uml resigned his commission. When
the command of which ho had been an olllcor
was ordered from Madison, In 1801), ho was then
residing there. •
(Oxldo of Zlno lit Uhirrhra.
Dr. Juequler, of Nantes, recommends the em
ployment of oxldo of zmo tn diarrhea. Tim
formula which hehosemployedls Urn following:
Oxldo of zinc, M gralim; hlcarhonato of soiln,
7>s grains; In four packets, ono to ho taken
every six hours. In all the cases which he ob
served, oxide of juiic produced rapid euro of
ihurrliua. In fourteen casus observed hv Puv
gamier, Urn euro was oven more rapid, since in
<mlv ouo case wuro three doses of thu medldno
required. The results are considered to have
been mure satisfactory inasmuch ns In several
cases the malady hud endured from one to
munv months, and other methods of treatmeut
hud not produced any Improvement. Thus ho
concludes that, althgugh by no moans to bn
held as exclusive treatmeut. the employment of
oxide of zino deserves to bo iporo generally
known us useful In diarrhea.
Salt In Intermittent Fever.
fVtnch J ltilleal Journal .
The directions are to toke n handful of pow
dered white salt, such as is used in kitchens,and
roast it in a clean stove (now, If possible) with
moderate boat till It becomes of u brown color,
like that of ruuslcd collco. Thu dose fur un
adult is a soupspoonful dissolved in a glass of
warm water, taken at once. It should bo stated
that when thu fever makes Its appearance at In-,
tervals of two, tbreu. or four days, thu remedy
should be taken fasting, un the morning of the
dav following thu fever. To overcome the thirst
excited by the salt, but a small quantity of
water should be taken through a straw. During
thu forty-eight hours which follow thu taking or
the salt, (he appetite should be satlslicd with
chicken or beef broth only; It Is especially nec
essary at tho time to observe a severe diet, uud
to nvolil tnUlmr cold. The author assorts thu
during the eighteen vonra that he linn used Dili
incdiud of treatment, he lias never been uimh,-.
rcsstul. The remedy is emulnly halmlcss, ami
perhaps worthy of a trial. .
No Now* from thn Itrldal I’nrly—Tin* Mnr*
rln«n CVrtlllcnlu Sent Ilnck—TTm llrhlie,
tirlC Itrllnl mi (o Holtlo with,thu rum.
Hu TtUarauh In AVip tnrk ttmihl.
Hautfoud, Conn., March The elopement
of the daughter of ex-Clov, Hubbard ;vith litr
father’s coachman continue® the sensation of
the day. The reports In tho Now York papers
of this morning furnished tho first
connected accounts of the adair that
had seen the light in Hartford, the
local papers affording' their readers no
Information whatever. An hour after the
arrival of the Unaht the supply was exhausted,
mid copies commanded almost any price this of.
ternoon. It Is ascertained this evening that
Gov. Hubbard has learned nothing of the
whereabouts of his daughter, and Hint he I)
taking no steps in that direction. A few hours
after her flight on Saturday was discovered her
brother called on thn police authorities uml it
mieslcd that she bo taken in custody if she at.
tempted to leovn by trams; but by this tlmo
she had Joined her husband fr. New Haven.
With some discretion he gave no clew to the
.reasons which prompted tills request, but lull,
mated (hat ho had apprehensions that, she wm
suilcring from temporary aberration of mind.
When film fled from her father 1 * house the
took none of her Jewelry or valuables oilier than
she usually wore, mid was attired in a muroou
silk dress, sealskin sneque, mid dark bat. It U
believed stib bad about SSO in licr purse, and
this (mni} together with some funds possessed
by her husband, will enable the couple to sup.
• port themselves, while awaiting the termination
of the alfulr, hy n reconciliation or otherwise.
The general impression boro Is that llicv arc in
New York City. Young Bbopard was In New
Haven on Thursday night awaiting bdr coming,
hut, they would imt .be likclv to remain there, ns
their chances of detection were too great. On
Friday Bbepard’a father received a fetter Irom
his son. .dated In that cit y. giving him the tint
Information of the escapade, mid Inclosing Mm
marriage certificate, with the suggestion mat It
might lie handed over to Uov. Hubbard if re
quested. On Saturday. after the Governor’s
(amity had been apprised of Miss Nellie’s mar
riage, two of her sisters called at Mm huii.se of
the elder Mr. bhopard mid obtained the docu-,
ment, which has not. yet been returned.
Unless arrangements are made fur tho return
of Nellie to her father’s house, her new home
will ho at tho dwelling of her husband’s parents,
a plain two-story house situated but four or five
blacks distant from Uov. Huuhard’s spaclouj
residence on Washington street, one of the
aristocratic thoroughfares of tho city. They
profess their willingness to glvu her a home,
width, although plain in comparison to her
former surroundings, will be comfortable. The
parents of young Shepard apeak of the ulTalr re
gretfully, uml assort that they never received
from him the slightest inkling cither of his at
tachment or hi.) marriage mull the receipt of the
letter from him on Friday la*t. The Shepards
may bo classed ns respectable people, in tnod>
erato circumstances, and (he appearance of their
house indicates thrift and comfort. They speak
of their sun as a steady young fellow, with no
Inclinntlohs toward fust or rough Hie. and al
ways willing to toko any honest employment
rather than to be dependent on them. Btnco
the surrender at the marriage cortlflcatc ou
Saturday last they have heard nothing from the
family of tho bride, not even an Inquiry as to
whether they possessed any knowledge of her
In conversation this evening tho elder Mr.
Shepard spoke of ,his sou os somewhat deficient
Sn nerve and expressed surprise that ho dared
to aspire to the affections of one so far Ids social
superior. After intimating a possibility that lie
bud boon mot Jully half-way, iio remarked that
reliance must be placed less upon ids sou’s firm*
ness than upon the spirit of the bride In secur
ing an amicable settlement of the affair. Tiio
impression appears to be gaining around that
the elopement Is the outgrowth of a mutual at
tachment, mid thu general condemnation with
which it was at first regarded is being tempered
by occasional words of sympathy.
Office or tub (Jiiibf Signal Officer
Washington, D. C. t March 23—1 a. in.—lndi
cations: For Tennessee ami the Ohio Vnllt'y*
warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather, m>ih
' wcslisriy : \vlnrfs V’cerlYyr to southerly, uml r’lsicy
followed by stationary or falling barometer.
For the Lower Lake region, warmer, partly
cloudy weather, with occasional light rain, vari
able winds, mostly southeasterly, and Halin'
followed by falling barometer.
For Uie Upper Lake region, Increasing cloud
iness, followed bv rain areas, warm southeast
erly winds, nml foiling barometer, followed In
the west portions bx rising barometer uml cold
er northwest winds.
Fur the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri
Valleys, Increasing cloudiness, followed by rain,
warm southeasterly shitting to colder north
west winds, and higher pressure.
Tilin'. | Har. jTftr
c:r.3 n. in. xi.mii a?
IDIB a. in. ao.on; 43
U;(«J p. m.|!lO.OOil 43
3:33 p. in. 'JiUltMflit
moo u. in.iaa.uj7i 4i
lo: IB p. m.|;m.ui«| 43
no v. b
73 6. h;.
rt k-....
tUAL Oil
Maximum, 411 mlr
}aoo. March
. .siaUnni, | llnr,
Albany.' an. it
Alpcnn ao.io
iiupuciiv.... ao.ao
MruukliirlJgc cii.r.l
jiuamu ao, in
Calm ‘auw
Clicycnuu. .. uo.iKi
Chicago an. 03
Clovuiaml.... 00.17
Davemiort... lau.nrt
Denver UO.oO
Ilea Mollies.. 3n.T(l
Detroit ao. ia
DulutU.Miuii an.m
Brio ao.ia
Ksuannbn.... ao.ni
Fort Uarry... cu.m
Miami Uavvu':i'U>3
linlianauolls. :a0.03
Keokuk '3it.no
I,a crnsau.,.. 30.77
Leavenworth 30. on
MmlUou .3u.nl
Mciniiuu ,3U.ihl
Milwaukee... aum
Nashville.... .'Hill
New Orleans. »o.m
North Platte. 20.33
0maha....... 30.43'
osweuo ao. 13
Feiiihluu 3y.r.'ti
IMuehe. Nev.. 30. ini 1
J'ltlsmirk .... Bit. I3|
Port Huron., ao. ia.
Halt t.uiceCUy a i.nt,
Kaminsky ,:io.ib l
bt. I.UUiI 311.11.0
hi. Paul... . 30.30!
Toledu ...... :m. |:i
Vlehslnmt.... ao.nal
Virginia city. '3U.H3'
Wimimuuecu ibO.'JI
lauia*.' 1 30. oil
N. W., fresh
H.F.. sen..
H. 8., tight
N.. light...
K., fresh....
N.. brisk...
N. K., gen..
8.W., light
B. K.. fresh
K. K., fresh
U. \V., koii..
N.K., ku»..
s., fresh...
H.. fresh....
K,, fresh...
8., ircdi...
h, K., brisk
s., fresh....’
K. 8., brisk.
K., fresh, y.
B. K., fresh
H. K., geu. ,
H., gonile..
N.W., hUh 1
H, K.. brisk
B. K,. Ken.. I
W. fresll..’
X, flesh.. |
n!,‘ Koiiije!! !
Is. K„ fresh',
I H. 8., lilgll.j.
;K.. Ilgtn... ,
's. flesh... .
|W.. froili.. ,
it:.. I’l'iule..
Hs.w., biKii
Nbw Youk, March 87.—Arrived, WlclanJ,
from Hamburg.
Nbw Youk, March 87.—Arrived, Mouluni,
Liverpool; Biato of Nevada, (lluagow.
Ban Fiuncisco, March 117.—The OovernmcDt
purchased 70,00(1 ounces of lino silver here at
II .W>f.
Tito Miulo of Telegraph Wires.
■Every boy llvlnt? In the country near a tele
graph line bus listened to the bum Winch can be
often • heard near a telegraph-pole. It Is >
Juvenile theory that the noise is caused by the
passage of the messages, Thu more genera
notion has been that It was caused by the wind-
A writer In au Australian Journal, buwuvvr,
culls attentUm to the fact that one wno will give
close observation to both the wire and t!i«
sounds will llud that thu latter muUu themselves
obvious when there is a total absence of wind*
and In a quiet morning hi wiuter, when the
wires appear to bo covered with frost to tbs
thickness of a linger, they nevertheless carry ea
lively vibrations while (lie air U totally quid-
According to this writer, therefore, the vibra
tions are not dun to the wiud, but to change* e*
atmospheric temperature, cold producing *
shortening of the wires extending over ih*»
Whole length of the conductor. A considerable
amount of friction la produced ou tlm support
ing bells, thus inducing souuda both In Un>
wires and the poles. ■
A Test fur Diamonds,
An important discovery of u test fordiamouJs
has been niudo by Prof. William Crookes el
London, the full details of which have nut vtt
been made known. lie tlnds that rough dw*
moods emit an intense blue light wbeu subjected
to the action of electricity In a tube from which
must of the air has been exhausted. Ulamumls
placed among other gems cau thus be cash/
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