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OHIO.
Political Matters in the Buckeye
State.
Iho April Municipal Elections—Subsid
ence of the Greenback move
ment.
Spcoalatlons as to tbo Coming State Gain*
palgn—Wlio Will Bo lliu Stand
ard Bearers ?
I nepabliran Viflorf Certain in An; Krtnl, bnl a
leader Waul til Wlici Will Make That
drlory a Crnsliinc One.
Partial Cnmtpnnittnet of Tht THhunr.
Colombo*, 0., March 30.—Popular Interest 1*
centered Just now on the local am) municipal
election* which take place the second Monday
in April. Tlubc involve Interests varying with
the different localities, but still ore considered
significant as being nti Index, somewhat, of
whnt may be expected in the State campaign
this fall. In n general way. It 1* the old contest
between Kepabllcans ami Democrats. InToleuo,
oud Duca* County, the National* elected, tbe
county olllcor* last fait, and come up boldly to
the contest this spring, expecting to again carry
the day. Bui-.li n thing ns coalition with them
{* out of the question. They arc decidedly In
dependent.' In Cleveland it Is somewhat differ
ent. The National* are anid to he split In two
In the middle. The old stand-by* have put a
full ticket In the field, and are showing a fair
degree of Greenback enthusiasm lu it* support.
The Bceeder* are understood to he united In
spirit, If not In bod)', with the Democracy, and
will receive'os n reward n few of the minor
ofllccs In case the conglomerate ticket is a suc
cess.
In other pprtlons of the State hut very little
in heard of \ho Oreenbackcrs. They seem to
have accepted Hie success of resumption m the
end of their vagaries. This tenches tint the
fall campaign will , be the same old story over
again between the Republicans and Democrats.
The few scattering Nationals will ally them*
selves, some with one and some with the other
of the old parties. Those who ore natural
Democrats will find consololton within that
foil!; hut those who have more lave for the
permanency of the Union, and the ascendency
of the Northern, liberty-loving principle, than
they have for the indefinite expansion of
the greenback, will vote with the Repub
licans. The proportion will not be far from two
to one in favor of the Democrats; for, in Ohio,
the Democrats arc one-half Greenbsekers any
way, and the other half ouytblug la the world
fora little power.
But, white the minor politicians arc thus
busily engaged in figuring over these little offi
ces, the old stagers here at the Capital beep
steadily plodding on through their abstruse
calculations as to the best and most available
men to put upon the respective State tickets
to bring out the entire strength of the parlies.
From quite extended observations ntid con
versations with tending politicians of both par
ties, I am enabled to make the following de
ductions:
. First—The coming State campaign Is bound to
be (lie most lively of any for a dozen years past.
Second—This fact bodes 111 to the.Dumocruc.v.
For there is, mid always has been, a very largo
majority of Republican voters in the State; and
all .that Is necessary to Republican victory Is on
Issue or Issues of sufficient popular Interest to
firing them to the polls. Tho Ohio voter of the
Republican persuasion has a considerable idea of
his importance to tho body politic; and, when
ever parly affairs do not run according to hfs
Ideas, ho. deems it Ids .duty to got up on his
righteous car mid Inflict a rebuke upon some
body or something by refusing to vote. The
Ohio voter of the Democratic persuasion, on tho
other hand, Is out on all occasions when there is
voting la be done, In Mic full strength of his un
adorned and unwashed manhood, peddling tick
ets, bringing out the grandfathers and great
grandfathers who logrolled lor Andrew Jack
son, and thus cvc-y Mine counts nut the fullest
measure of his strength. In tins wnv it Is easily
seen that, In oeenstonal off-years, when there Is
uo all-absorbing issue, the Democracy manages
to squeeze Itself Into temporary power. But
lh<x is not an oil year, and squeezing will not
avail.
Third—The Democracy is well aware that the
recent actions uf Congress, and the general
revolutionary appearance of things In the South,
have aroused the old War-snlrlt mid united the
Republicans ns one man. To break this as much
as possible, they are endeavoring to catch the
soldier-vote, nml there U some prospect of the
deckled anomaly of a Democratic ticket with
one-legged soldiers occupying both the first mid
second place thereon. There Is little talk of any
Democratic candidates fur Governor us yet, with
the exception of Bishop nml Rlcu. Rice Is de
cidedly In the lead, on account of lila being the
pretended author of the Arrcars-of-Penslun
set, and tho nope being abroad that this, too,
may catch some soldier-votes.
Fourth—On the Republican side talk has been
centering for a considerable* time almost entire
ly upon Judge Taft os the nomineu lor Gov
ernor. He is, however, by no means a man
without serious faults; mid it Is thought by
some (hat ho will not, If nominated, command
the full strength of tho party. It is being whis
pered Mint ho will meet opposition from tnu vast
tomneranco army In tho Republican ranks, on
account of his easy views on that
question; and his old decision In
regard to the Bible In the public schools of Cln
cimmti is being revived and urged us an ob
jection by tilts O. A. U. antl-Oathollu element
of the party. These arc some of tho Indications
that ‘‘Pappy” Tuft, us hu Is familiarly called.
Is becoming very ripe os u candidate, and will
soon fall mid give place to another.
Fifth—This other candidate is already being
talked uf by some of tin; wiser ones hero at tho
Capital: - I refer to Judge Force, of Cincinnati.
Tho advocates of this gentleman compare him
with Taft about ns /allows: Taft has no mili
tary record; Force'lias n brilliant one; neither
Rico nor any other soldlcr-Demucral can com
mand the soldlor-volo with Force upon the
stump. Taft ts a poor stump-orator,—a serious
objection this voar; Force Is a very fair ollhand
speaker. Taft's objectionable temperance uml
anti-Bible record U not duplicated In tho new
candidate..
Sixth—From all I have been able to gather In
not n few valuable Interviews, 1 think 1 am Jus
tified In saying that tho Force candidacy is not
likely to pan out much. It Is simply an indica
tion of the overripeness uml tcnuuuey to decay
of the Tail movement.
Seventh—Under ordinary circumstances, can
dldule-huntcr* would he searching t hrough ob
scure corners for dark horses,cnrelallv groomed
amt waiting. But tho host political judges are
not doing ibis. They seem to take it for grant
ed that Gen. Garfield, or some other statesman
of nailoual reputation, will see that It Is for his
interest, ami lor tho (merest of the party at
large, that lie take the nomlnaMnn, nml make
inch a thorough conquest of Mm State (hut there
can bo no doubt lu regard to the complexion of
affairs for the ITeildontial conflict of I*SO.. The
tide is with Republicanism just now, amt almost
any candidate would probable sail in with a fair
mnlority. but what la wanted is nn enthusiastic,
gallant, popular leader, who can personally
stump tho State, and warm the people up to tlm
Issues of the hour; uml then, when the votes
are counted, in October, the victory will be sweep
ing uml crushing, suclms wiped out and silenced
forever the Vnliaudlgbamlsm and Copperhead-
Ism o! the War. bucuavu.
Ends' Jetties.
Cinriniuut Cotuintnlal,
As wc have recently paid that remarkable en
gineer, Copt. Kadn, thu monev that hu was, ac*
cording to (ho original contract, to have when
bu obtained twenty-six feet of water at the
booth Pass, the following, from a New Orleans
letter dated March ‘j;l, may hu of interest:
“Tlu! steamship Mikado, which has been
•ground in the Jellies at Houth I'ass for some
days pact, was pulled off yesterday altcruoon,
and Is now taking on tier cargo, which thu hud
been forced to transfer to hurges In order to en
able her to pass through the canal. On thu 15th
Inst. Capt. itrown, of the Engineer Corps, certi
fied. in a statement made to tiiu public, that
(be depth ot thu water in thu I’ass was twenty
four and une-Ufth fuct, and vet thu Mikado,
with a draft of only twenty-one leut
cloven inches, guts aground in the chan
nel, and lias to 4 lighter her entire
cargo In order to got out to sea.. Queer, Isn’t
Ui The steamer Australia is also aground on
’ho bsr at the head of thu Pan., mid ihc steam
•hip City of Limerick, previously aground and
badly damaged, Is now laid up for repairs. Tim
Jetty system at the mouth of the Mississippi baa
been a fraud uud ft failure from the start; aud,
though Him* may ho 'million* in It,’ tin*
grounding nf these vessel*. ami tin* lightering
of Hie Spearing and n dozen others at tins Head
of Urn I'flfls, prove* conclusively that them I*
not now, ami never Inis. liecit. « clear channel of
Um deotli represented. These ilctentlon* nt the
jetties hr ve*seU of the lamer class Is n most
scrim:* annoyance to the marine InicrcM* of Um
country, ami they are mainly attributable to re
port* such n* I have alluded to above, when
sounding* are made fit the deepest parts, and
shipmaster* arc led Into error n* to the actual
amount of freight to place un board In order to
pais clear. I *.
CUIIKENT OPINION.
One Thing the Carpet-nagger* Did.
.vnroitf/VM r.iPa«.) llfonbhran </nrf,L
Helloed Infd his fault*, amt un astonishing lot
they were, hut Ills State Guvurumcnt paid the
Interest on the Stale bond*.
Tli. Hml nr Hi. World.
Cincinnati LVn/inimm: (/«-<. Hit*.),
The Adventist* have fixed upon the 11th of
next duly n* the time when "the world will
come to an end.” We commend thl* prediction
to the serious consideration of Congress, for, If
them I* anything calculated to bring about a
verification of the prophecy, it is some of their
projioscd measures.
Tim Bnlon-Hhlngtcltc*.
/Sr/«hHf/; Chronicle •Hto.).
For genuine scrlo comic performances wo can
recall nothing that compares with the perform
ance* of the Grccnhneker*. The gravity with
width they proceed to nominate Statu ofllccrs,
county and municipal candidate*, exceeds tin:
earnestness Holon Shingle display* In hi* ptir
suit of that "ibar’l of apple-snas. h
Nona hut Unuille* at the Polls,
Xor/olk (1*1.) htnilmttrk (non,).
No soldier* at the pull*. No Supervisors nt
the polls. No Deputy Marshals at tin: poll*,
These *rc the three plank* in the Democratic
platform. They are made of sound timber—
lienrt of oak—and the party will 'stand on them
with the fixed and steady purpose of lighting It
out on that line If It takes nil the aummer.
A Yawning (Inp,
Wiluhlnalnn Pont (Prut,).
Candidates tor the Presidency who ore being
dulcctty wooed to accent the second place on the
ticket for JSSO should sit down alone and
solemiv meditate on Mir pregnant fact that a
President appoints 101,000 officers, while a Vice-
President’s patronage is limited—mu may say,
erlhbed—to Urn nomination of a caterer and a
nie-wotmin for the .Semite. It Is an awful gup
that yawns between uur first and second
political stations.
Vonrhees' Opportunity.
huthtn'ivoUn Jmirnnl (fife/).).
Senator Voorhccs ought to embrace an early
opportunity to deliver that speech of his In the
Senate declaring that there are at least 5,000,-
000 men out uf employment in the United
Stales, and demanding the Immediate ami un
conditional repeal of Die Resumption law os Mir
only relief.' Our distinguished Senator ought
not to omit any opportunity to demonstrate ids
Ignorance of facts and finance. He owes his
election principally to that, and should maintain
bis reputation.
No t'liangn of Heart There.
• yew JV,r* Kxnrett {firm,).
When Horace Greeley was n cniididalo for
President, he. warned his friends to hewure of
Sam Tildon.' "Ho Is a snake,” was one of
Greeley’s pet characterizations of ‘J'llden. " You
ain’t tntst.hlm out uf sight "; "Ho Is slippery
ns an eel’’; "He is a compound of fox and
viper,” uml other similar expression', showed
the estimation In which .Mr. Greeley regarded
'lildun, who at that time was Chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, And Titden has
not experienced a change of heart since Greeley
uttered these truthlul savings.
"Captured tho Capitol."
Okohnn IMi**.) Southern Slatet (Pern.).
Wo have captured this Capital! Yes, gentle
men of the jury, tho One-Man Bower must go.
Thurman has never Indorsed the Amendment*.
This Is tho biggest and brightest Jewel In his
Senatorial crown,. We, have captured the Capi
tal, thank Godl and now wo propo'o to put Mm
North on Its good behavior for u while. Let the
Federal Brigadiers taka -hack seats In the work
uf restoration. The Republic has no further
use for the Lincoln hirelings. By-the-wav,
Yankees, don’t it make you feel queer to think
tlmlwc'vo defeated you fellows alter ul), and
captured the Capital!
"Too Numerous" lit Office.
S'. Lnul* lleunbucnn {Petit, ).
There Is no doubt about It,—the South Is be
coming "too numerous” in office. It Is not
that a Southern man Is not Just as cnpablu mid
honest as any other, but It Is not politic for tbo
cx-Confodcralcs to thrust themselves forward
too aggressively ns officeholders. You may pile
reasons mountain-high to show the thing Is all
right, but, when all Is said that cun ho said, the
whole fabric of excuse will tumble under the
weight ot the one practical fact Mint the North
la not ready for that, sort of thing. It doesn't
matter wbut should be; Mic matter of real, vital
Importance is whnt ts.
Inoxlmustibln in Oownrdiro.
A’ewnrk Adrerllter
Tim submissive disposition of the Northern
Democracy is inexhaustible hi Its cowardice.
Bill), Micro Is such n possibility as the existence
of n Northern Democrat who will not turn
his back upon his friends ut home, and will
dare to say that the ordinary workings of this
Government, the pnvment ot Its employes, (lie
progress of its nubile works, the blulmitv of its
finance, tho honor of Its credit, shall mit perish
In order that ballot-box stuiTors may go in unde
tected nml unpunished crime. What the South'
demands Is uneondiMoun) surrender. It will find
that there ts such a thing us nn Irreconcilable
North.
Tho South nml tltn Democracy.
Mtmiihit (Toin.t Anilttnehe Unit,),*
Why Should 'tho Democrats Inveigh against
the Republican "Stalwarts" for opposing the
elevation of Southern public men to conspicu
ous and responsible positions under the Govern
ment, when. Democrats themselves—even
Southern Democrats—show a similar opposi
tion bv their act si One of the main reasons for
defeating Blackburn hi the Democratic caucus
tor Speaker grew out of the fact Mint he Is u
"Southern” man. Yet tho South gives Miu
parly, as represented in Congress, its numerical
dlreugth and chief respectability, uml will here
after be held to accountability for the acts com
mitted Id tho party’s name.
Thurman'* Insanity.
ClereUimt Herald ()
" Wo suspect Senator Thurman Is real mad,”
remarks the Cincinnati tJiuelts ; nml Ills a per
fectly justifiable suspicion. Mr. Thurman It
mad,—vervmad, in fact,—and whnt he Is maddest
ot Is his own madness, which, it ts rumored,
has been ns apparent to him during lucid Inter
vals of late us It has been to tho rest of the
country. 'Hie trouble with Mr, Thurman Is,
that, when ho come back from tils soft-money
spree In Ohio, he found the rational, moderate
niche lu the Democratic party filled hy one
Bayard, while* he (Allen G.) was down on the
floor Among the howling mob, Binco then ho
has gone systematically to the dogs,—this lust
Confederate outbreak being in the nature of an
attack of political delirium tromcui.
A Nova-Sootlan Opinion of tlm Now Cana-
dian Titrinr.
thtufiu Chronicle.
The new tariff la a tiling of sLifcds amt patches.
It Is unprincipled uml unjust, anil,if passed into
taw will he a heavy burden upon the groat mass
of the people. (Mowed as a revenue scheme, it
Is a leap In the dark, in the presence of such
•weeping chances.;manyof them designed to pro*
hlbit the Importation of foreign goods, nobody
can do more Ibon guess at the amount of rev*
enu'o that will ho yielded. Anything like an in*
telllgcut calculation of the amount Is opt of thu
question. The people will have to puv exorbi
tant taxes during thu next year, but n large part
of the money will go Into thu pockets of rich
manufacturers, and thu country need not bu
surprised It at the end of the year there should
bo a glgautic delklt in tbe revenue.
Cause for Gratitude.
Ci’ici’inafi Gaunt into,).
The enthusiastic Southern editor was literally
correct when ho wrote: “Yes, thank Qodi wu
have captured thu Caphul." Tito capture, so
far as tiiu llouso' la concerned, was effected two
years ago, when Speaker Kandull placed South
ern members at the head of twenty-live of the
forty-two’.standing committees of that body.
The-work of thu Benatc Democratic caucus
completes the Seizure. ' Three-fourths of the
leading committees to both Houses are now (n
tnu bauds ot cx-Confederstos. That la to sav,
the shaping o! the most Important legislation
riJTE CHICAGO TRIBUNE* FRIDAY. MARCH 23, 1870—TVVF,LIT', PAGEa
nf the country I* nt lust practically under the
control of men who were lately In arms ncnlnst
the Government. These men ’ represent aliuiit
10.000.0P0 of our white population; the repre
sentative* of the other 1V»,1) | .KJ,ooo—the popula
tion of die Norih—are praclleally without, voice
ns fnrn* the . preparation of thework of Uon
gre**l*concerned. Hinting It mattinmailcnlly,
tin- 10,000,P00 have three lime* n* much to any
in the control of the legislative branch of the
Government us the JIo.Wd.OOO. The Southern
editor had cause for LTUlllude from the South
ern standpoint.
Comfort for tlin Tturnl Now York Democrat,
Albniti/ /vWnfnff Jnurnnt t fl'U. ).
Whnt enmo with Tllden’* control nt the Demo
cratic parly of thl* Statu In 1575 and 1S7(1 Indi
cate* what would come with hi* control In 1579.
It would mean another retirement of Demo
crat* who have not (mined In Ida camp orprostl
luted their manhood to hi* will. It would mean
the restoration of (he nincompoop* to their Inl
and olfcnslve mastery. It would mean that the
Seymour* and Churches, and all wiio have fol
lowed their line. would he without influence.
Perhaps Democratic harmony can he secured on
this hauls. It Is quite possible that, even with
their past experience, men may be willing to
place the yoke upon thetr necks.
Canadian Duty on Newspaper* and Period-
ical*.
AV. John I .V. Jl. ) 7WforunS.
One of (he most annoying features of the new
tnrifl la the heavy duly which It Imposes on nil
newspaper* and periodical* coming either from
England or the United States. Purchasers of
foreign periodical* will have reason to remem
ber the larill every time they buy their usual
weekly allowance of literature. Under the new
tarlll id cents will he added to the price of each
number of the Princeton llev'w and ft cent* «o
each number of 1/unmr'n or .Sir Amr’*
A/ip'el>m'* Junntai, or J‘utt*anl //own, and other
periodical* In Urn same proportion. The price*
of English periodicals, whirl) weigh morn, a* a
rule, than thorn or the United hiatus, will he In
creased to u still greater extent. All the United
{Stales papers now imported here su largely will
he advanced Jn prU-e; paper* that formerly were
bold for r» cents now wist (I, 0 cent paper* arc
rnhed to 7 cent*, and 10 cent paper* to cunts.
Every ludv who lake* a lady’* magazine or news
paper wilf Uud its price increased by Mr. Tilley’*
tariff.
Mr Child's Question,
J\Vre JV»rfr Trtbun• {fPif).
" Papa, wliat made you go to war?*’
Said Jennie, climbing from the chair
Upon my lap; “what did you for?”
And then she hugged mu like a bear.
'"Cause, if you hadn't gone, you see,
You’d have two legs to canter me.”
"Why, ehllii. I went because’'—and then
1 mopped to think. Uf course I Antic;
I'd often (old her brother lien
When the recital thrilled tno through.
And util) aim urged, "What iliil you tort
Papa, wlml made you go to wart 1 '
I looked abroad. The blacks were free.
Knl, voiceless. voleicss. filled with wo,
Slaves of their masters seemed to bo
As much ah twenty years ago.
She Hiild. "And whnt did Undo Dorr
Get killed in front of Richmond fort"
A rlflc-elnh went wheeling by:
I saw lilt- murdered Cnisolm’s cho*t:
I heard llie llainuurg martyrs' cry—
The Rebel yell—the vaunting boast;
T saw the wounds of patriot dead.
'' What made you go!" my Jennie said.
** My dear," I said—lint nothin; more.
Fur, glancing through the Senate-walls,
Thu Rube] (iunerals had the finer.
And ruled the Nation’s Council-Halls I
"Pnpa." she urged, "why didyou go!"
' "My child," I said, "I no not know. ’
ARIZONA SIIiVER-MINES.
A Correspondent Tolls About tbo Town of
Tombstone nml Homo Rich Mines In That
Locality with Names,
ffrrditl Correnioudence of The Tribune.
Tombstone, Pima Co., Arizona, March 2.
As Arizona’s mines ore of late frequently
spoken of In Tuc Tuiuunb, a few words from
her most promising mining-camp may be of in
terest.
Tombstone is located on the cast bank of the
San Pedro River, In the extrenie southern
county of tho Territory, and within thirty miles
of the Old Mexico line. Thu first discovery of
rich mineral in this locality was made about
eighteen months , ago by Mr. E. Bchclillln.
Leaving It soon afterwards, ho did not return
until the soring of ISTS. The discoveries which
were made by himself nml party were at first
kept secret, nml a district was not organized
until In March. But-ns prospectors from other
camps happened to "drop In ”• occasionally, the
discoveries of Messrs. Schcilllln and Gird soon
became noted, and men from nil parts came
flocking In, some to try and get hold of mines
already found, some to find claims of their own,
uml others to start la business. Several mines
wen* sold, one of which was the now-famous
Contention Mine. This excellent piece of prop
erty was sold for the small consideration of
S'LUOO. At the timeof Its sale It was considered
as a second-rate claim, Micro being other mines
in Mt»* district showing fully us rich ore and In
much larger quantities. Thu purchasers of this
mine were men of enterprise. They went to
work In good shape, sunk a shaft on the vein
Ilf) feet in denf h. nml by so doing proved their
mine to he a first-class. For that depth there
was not one Inch of the way without good ore,—
the ore and ledge being just asgoud in the bot
tom of tho shaft ns on the surface.
Other mines throughout the district having
had work dune on them lank fully ns well, I lie
l.uckv Cuss nml Tmighnut Mines being the
most prominent. The Lucky Cuss Is a very
large vein of high grade on*, showing ore enough
mi the surface to bo classed amongst the very
best. The Tonghnut is the largest vein In Mm
camp, and the ores which hnvn been extracted
from It are of at blgh grade ah any ever lound
In such large bodies, tin* average of its ore
dumps being fur bel ter than those of the great
Comstock Mines of Virginia Cltv, Nev.
Three surface cross-cuts have been made
across the ledge, and three' shalts have been
sunk, in the cross-cuts the ledge Is from
twelve to twenty-two feet wide, and nt the top
of each shall l.« a large dump of good ore,—Urn
size of cud) dump depending mainlv .upon the
depth ot the t-huft, a* most everything so far
which comes out of them has boon. ore. It has
bccncKlinmted that there is ore enough In sight
on the surface in the Tonghnut to run it ten
stamp milt one year.
Among*! the oilier good claims of the camp
Is Urn Sunset- and Mm Burleigh ami Terrible
Mines. Tim Hunsot shows a good vein of rich
ore. Tho shall sunk on It U only twenty feet
deep, tho ledge showing better in tho bottom
than on the surface,—tho ore-dump averaging
over SIW)J per ton.
The Burleigh and Terrible arc two adjoining
rlnlms on Mm same ledge, owned br one compa
ny. They allow a continuous vein of ore on Mio
course of the ledge for a distance of nearly two
thousand feet. Tim ledge is not as largo as
some In Mm district, but Mm length of Its crop
plugs surpass anything yet discovered, and Mm
ores extracted fully equal' those of anv other
mine in richness. These lust mentioned mines
nru (like many others In this camp) Dm property
of poor men,—prospectors,—men who depend
ou day's pay for. a livelihood, and by day's par
must earn money to dnvclop their mines. In
the hands ot a wealthy company, with caplin! to
build reduction works mid work Mm mines with
out delay#, reducing- their ores os they were
token out, these mint** would, 1 think, pay divi
dends from tho beginning.
Other companies able to build their own re
duction works will do so, ami their mines will ho
to them u paying institution. Thu Tonghnut
Company aro building, u tlrat-clau tun-stamp
mill, the Lucky Cuss Company auoiher of
fifteen stamps, and the Contention Company
are to build another soon, so that in less than
six months Tombstone will be as far abend of
any other cutup In Arizona for means of work
ing her ores us she is now ahead of anv of them
in the quuntllv mid quality of ores. These
three mills being erected by companies owning
(heir own minus, they will.nut burunonauy
custom ro?k. And while these companies inarch
briskly along to marble palaces with brawn
stone fronts, the company of prospectors, with
fully ns good mince, but no means of reducing
the ores from them, will plod slowly and
drudgingly on, probably for years, with nothing
guincd only the development of (heir mines,
unless, perhaps, an honest company should
start a custom mill.
And right hero iu Tombstone is ono of the
best openings over made for such an enterprise.
We cun safely say that there is good oru enough
In sight on the surlueo throughout thu district
besides thu Touglmutj Lucky Cuss, uud Con
tention Mines to rim u ten-stamp mill onu year.
Thcro Is a still belter chuucu hero fur men who
are desirous of investing in mines. Prospectors
throughout this region uro not like prospectors
were in now camps -through California and Ne
vada a few years ugo. Instead ot rating their
minus by excited Impulses, they rule them now*
by actual /Measurement und accurate assays. If
a man buys a mine, instead of paving lor what
may be in thu ground for a thousand feet, lie
pays fur Just what is In sight. To Eastern men
Tombstone possesses another advantage over
o»her Arizona camp«. Doing on the line of Iho
Southern I’aelOc Railroad, any supplies from the
H«st enn in a short time ho shipped through di
rect by mil mid laid down In Tombstone,
Ho, summing up all the advantages possessed
hv our CiirniH-U* rich ores uud the quantity of
them—wood and water handy to both mine*
and mills—lt* close proximity to the Southern
Pacific, thereby having freo new* to both East
and West—the Abort npacc of time since It* dis
covery, ami the advancement It ha* made, wo
feel ourselves Justified In declaring It Arizona’s
greatest mining camp. 8. L. Stunk.
roiiEiGsr news.
DEVOLUTION IN CHINA.
Cormnnnofncf Aorrrton Hutu.
Hiunoiui, dan. til.—Thu new year finds China
beset by many difficulties. Nut only Is she in
volved In a serious dispute with Unssia regard*
big the territory of HI, ami In the consolidation
with the most Inadequate! means of the recon
quered dominion In Central Asia, but within
the confines of the Empire proper ihe llamcs of
rebellion Intro broken out afresh. Tills lime
I lie outbreaks—for the (lovcrmnent is be
ing sot at defiance hi two dltfemit localities—
have occurred within the Jurisdiction of the
Viceroy of Canton, and the resources and skill
of that high officer will have to lie tried to their
Utmost before they ran he suppressed. The two
risings arc perfectly distinct, and, though they
seem to have broken out at exactly the same
time, they had nothing In common cither In
their inception or their subsequent progress he
roin! the distraction their simultaneity must
have produced in the mind of tiie Viceroy and
the diversion they will necessitate in his troops.
One rebellion seems to be a rising of Hakims
In the Island of Hainan. The Hnkkas arc Chi*
neso settlers In the south of China, whose an
cestors migrated many centuries ago from the
populous provinces .of Central and Northern
China, and have never been absorbed by the
local populations among whom they took up
their abode. They do not apeak the Cantonese
dialect of Chinese, hut a patois of mongrel ori
gin; nor do they, except In rare instances, In
termarry with the Chinese of the soil. Monte
dozen years ago a large number of them, wearied
of constant bickerings with their irreconcilable
countrymen of the south, migrated to liauian
and settled on Government lands there. Their
numbers Itavo so Increased that the land
placed at their disposal la now Insufficient for
their wants, nml It Is reported that the non
compliance of the local Mandarins with
their claims for more land, and the
hostility of the drove them Into
open revolt. They seem to hare taken up arms
to the number of several thousands la October
lust in the west part of tho Isluiid, and set out
on att expedition to capture 1 lie Capital, Klung
chow, which Is a treaty port, ami nt the port of
which we maintain a Consular establishment.
Further titan that, horrible atrocities were be
ing committed along their line of march, and
the Klungehow authorities Micro attempting to
thtrdmsc pence; but little trustworthy informa
tion regarding the progress of this agrarian out
break was obtained until the other day.
Finn) Hong Kong wo now hear that the mas
terly Inactivity of. the authorities has resulted
iu the rising having gained headway, ami that a
Imltlo has been lought within furry miles of
Iloihow, the port of Klungehow, where the Im
perial troops gathered together for the defence
of the Capital have been signally defeated, the
•Taotai himself, four olllcors, and 500 soldiers
being lost. Thu rout Is described ns complete,
and every effort wilt havu to lie made br tho
Viceroy of Canton to save the Island front be
ing plunged Into anarchy. Hainan la a rich,
and, on tiie seaboard districts, a falrlv-prosper
oils Island. Mince Us opening to foreign trade
in 1875 it has developed a must promising trade
with Hong Kong and other port*, which will bo
seriously interfered witli so long as this civil
war lasts. On this, nnd.ou the broader grounds
of humanity, it Is to be hoped that an amicable
settlement will be come to with the Hakims be
fore matters are pushed to extremes between
the excited rebels and the exasperated Govern
ment.
The other rising is On a much larger scale, and
if It be nut met with considerable more energy
than has hitherto been displayed by the Viceroy
of Canada the whole of the southern provinces
of China may be Involved in a rebellion. The
lender of the movement Is 'me LI Vang Tsai, a
military officer on the staff of the I’rovinco of
Kwnngsi, who has hud along enreor of active
service In various parts of the Empire, and who
rendered good service In putting down Hie
Tabling rebellion, licforo he took up arms
against (he Government he addressed a letter to
tiie Tartar General at Canton, explaining the
nature of ami reasons for the steps he was about
tu take. lie stales therein that he was on bad
terms with the Governor at Kwungsl, who
troitcd him like a common fellow and sent him
to Canton to be rid of him. 110 had no money
to pay his traveling expenses, could not go to
Canton, nml, as ho hud been generally badly
used by his ollHal superiors, ho intimated his
intention of seeking the throne of the Kingdom
of Annum, to which ho claimed to have an
hereditary right. Aimam, ho asserted, under
its present Government, was a constant menace
nml danger to China, and Mils state of things ho
proposed to pm mi end to bv making himself
King, ills extraordinary letter, which Is per
fectly authentic, thus concludes:
“In order to the removal of nil further dan
ger and ditllcully, and seizing tills opportunity
tu repay tiie imperial grace. I, a member of ttm
Koyal family of Annant, will lead 100,000 sol
diers, together with thousands of people re
duced to distress by famine, to that place, se
curing my hereditary right and recovering whut
-my ancestors lust. When Annum comes into
my hands nut. only will the Chinese Govern
ment lie saved from the trouble of keeping sol
dlers on the borders, but relief will be afforded
to the distressed Inhabitants. Moreover, i will,
without, the least hesitation, pay tiie tribute
which it ban been customary for Annsm to pay,
ami freely acknowledge tiie supremacy of tiie
Ta Tsing Empire, lienee all troubles will bu
swept away, and both China and Annum wilt
enjoy I he greatest happiness.”
In October 1.1, along with a famous Annamese
rebel, gathered together a number ul dtsaifeet.-
ed ami unpaid soldiers, set out to recover (lie
throne ol his fathers, and mitllied the Viceroy
of Canton that Ids designs weru not treasonable
to China. He thereupon Proceeded to capture
t lie’Chinese City of Tat I'mg-100, forty miles
from the Iroutier of Tonquln, and to endear
himself to the pmmlatlon by freeing them from
all obligation lu pay titles, acta somewhat in
consistent with his manifesto to the Tartar Gen
eral. The Viceroy nt once denounced him as a
dangerous character, and, thinking ids real aim
was to make a descent un tiie turbulent but im
poverished I'rovlnces of Kuricnuw uml Yunnan,
sent h.OOO men under four Mandarins after him.
Seventy-live perceiitof tint expedition and three
of it« commanding ollK-ors ut once went over to
tiie rebels, mid Li’s force, thus augmented, pro
ceeded lo capture more Chinese towns. Event
ually he made for the Tonquln frontier. Ton
quin, i may explain, is a part of Annum, gov
erned by a Viceroy ul the Aimameau King, whose
Kingdom, though protected and guaranteed liy
France, Is a tributary of the Emperor of Culm*.
The Viceroy of Tonquln sent nn urgent appeal
to the Viceroy of Cantmi to save him from the
Chinese rebel, hut. the Chinese authorities seem
to have replied Unit they could do nothing with
out the Imperial sanction. Tim edict which ap
peared In reply to the Canton Viceroy's‘memo
ri d did not eonvey any very definite Instructions
beyond a command Unit the rebellion should he
put down ul once, and that the Viceroy and the
Governor of Kwnngsi would bo held responsible
for allowing a turbulent rebel like Li to gel out
ol their power. So an expedition hv sea by way
of Iho port ol' liaipnong was determined on, and
lu ilia beginning of last month a Ileal of gun
boats of foreign type sailed from Canton. As
soon us Intelligence of this expedition reached
Id, who had occupied In the meautimuilmsouth
west districts of Kwungsl and tiie two frontier
divisions of Tonquln, ho mnrrhed toward tjio
province of Yunnan, mi opposition being offered
to him anywhere. Thu Chinese now soy that
there are u dozen foreigners with him, uml that
he has been supplied arms by a foreign Urm in
Shanghai, As soon as the Government of Hong
Kong was apprised of the outbreak a proclama
tion was issued by Mr. I’opo llvnnussy forbid
ding ibu export of arms and munitions of war
from Hong Kong to the mainland. This step
has given great satisfaction tu the Chinese Gov
ernment.
At the .present moment Li’s communications
with the coast would seem la be Interrupted,
ami If his forces can be hemmed Into the mount
ainous regions of Kwaussl mid Kwctehow Ids
power of .mischief wld be but small. He seems
to possess the knack of cajoling mid pleasing
the people, and Ids experience In thu Taiplng
Uebellion will have taught him how best to play
the part of leader of a popular rising. It de
pends ou the amount of energy exercised by the
Viceroy of Canton and the .available moans at
Ids disposal in men. money, and munitions of
war, whether the tire of rebellion raised by Id
will be cooped up within Its present narrow
limits and forced to burn Itself out, or whether
Id will nuke a rush fur the populous and fertile
plains of Kwang l ung In thu hope of upsetting
the Provincial Government. Idu Kun-yl, the
Viceroy, has every inducement to do Ids very
best, bemuse, lu the event of the rebellion
spreading, he will be held responsible. Ho is
rcgsrdeiChy bis suoerstltous countrymen as au
able but very unlucky oltldul, whose host clfort*
on bcbalfi of the tiiau are paralyzed by hb evil
star, and Ida failure now la anticipated by
many*
THIS INUNDATION AT SZEGEDIN.
PUttatfh to h-n Jon Tlrnt*.
Prstu, March 113. —Till* morning at 2a. m.i
In spite nf all efforts made to avert It, the catas
trophe which for more than a week has been
Impending overtook theTownof Mzcgedln. Tills
second emporium of Hungary, a flourishing
town of some 70,000 Inhabitants, lies at the con*
finance of the Thelss with its chief tributary,
the Matos. With the exception of the suburb
New Maegedln, the town extends atnnir Hie
right, bank of the river. Ilv far the largest part
lias on low alluvial ground, only the castle nml
its pncincts occupying an Isolated eminence.
For more than ten English mites above the
town the river winds Its tortuous way through
lids alluvial Hut, which extends lor several
miles to the west. For many years the work
of embanking the river has been carried on,
and millions nf acres all along tins river
and its equally dangerous ntllueuta have
been reclaimed and protected. Those Interest*
cd formed themselves into societies, each tuner-
Intending Its own ground. Each body was thus
mainly Intent on protecting liselt, though In
cases of emergency one sometimes received help
from its neignburs. The Town of Mzegedin was
not behindhand In these labors. Not only was
o large, high dike carried along the river, but,
iu connection with other parlies interested, the
people had taken measures to protect the rear
of tiie town liy carrying several transverse dikes
from the higher bind mid isolated hillocks to
tiie river. The first of these is about twelve
English miles to the north of llietown, where
tiie river turns almost at right-angles to tiie
cast. Tills, which might he called the outwork
of tne lines of defense, cave way as curly us
Tuesday last week, the waters sweeping in
and Hooding the whole space to I lie second
line, widen runs froth the higher laud In
the west In a southerly direction, being Inter*
sccted by the embankment of the Alfold Hall
way, which runs southwest. In the night of
Friday last the northern frontier of this second
line was broken through, leaving us a last de
fense the southern portion of (lie Hakiu dike
and of the railway embankment, on which,
therefore, all edorts were concentrated, lie*
sides the military dispatched thither to work
under Hie superintendence of the engineers,
the population was called upon to give their as
sistance.
On Sunday things seemed to Improve: the
abatement of the waters In Uu* Upper Thelss
was beginning to be felt. The waters above the
low-level nut only did not Increase, hut even a
slight /alllug became perceptible. The excite
ment among the Inhabitants, therefore, began
to moderate, and u mure hopeful feel
ing to take Its place. Yesterday afternoon,
however, a turn set In lor the worse. A furious
northerly gale sprung up, lushing the waters
against the embankment. Such storms arc no
toriously the most dangerous enemies on such
occasions. In order to bring the embankment
up to the unusually high water level, boughs
were piled up ucidnst the action of the waves.
At 11 n. m. the news reached tin* town that tiie
dike had given way to the extent o( about sixty
yards, which caused quite a panic among the
population, who began to lly In all directions
whithersoever any higher ground seemed to
promise comparative safety. This, however,
proved a false alarm. Some of the worKinen,
being anxious to desert, raised the cry that
the waters were coming, ami thus spread the
alarm uml confusion, which is described as hav
ing been quite learlul. ,
Thu northerly gale, far from abating, devel
oped with such violence towards midnight Unit
the men at work on the dike, being constantly
overtaken by the waves swelling over the crest
of the embankment, were only kept to their
work by the military cordon compelling them.
Jn spite of the little prospect of success, the
military especially held out tu the last. He
ueutediv the waves pierced through the em
bankment at single points, in particular near
tiie first railway guard-house, about 000 yards
above the railway station. Bv dint, however, of
fresh ellorts the damage was ever anew re
paired, and tiie obstinate resistance did not re
lax. At Inst, however, it was found that the
embankment was yleldingat several points along
tiie line of retreat, so Unit Gen. Pulz, who was
directing the work, seeing the uselessness of fur
ther efforts, gave orders ior nbumionlugit. This
was betweeu 1 and 2 a. m. this morning. 'The news
reached the Commission of Safety nt half-past 1.
Signals were given, hells being rung and guns
tired. So quickly, however, did the floods fol
low the first public intelligence that tnosu who
had been at work on the dikes could scarcely
reach the town. Crowds of people from the
lower portions of the town, seizing nil they
could carry, hurried lo the higher positions.
Tliis morning when the last news arrived the
water had swept over the greater part of the
town. Soldiers, pensioners, and other volun
teers were plying pontoons, barges, mu! hunts,
endeavoring to save the people who had been
overtaken lu their houses. The danger having
for some time been imminent, a good deal hud
been prepared. The Danube Steam Navigation
Company hud ordered thUhcra number of steam
ers and barges. Thi'Compauleßof engineers scut
down brought pontoons with them. All the
neighboring districts luuljnmtrlhiucd all the
steamers and hunts they could spare, and the
different rowing clubs ol the Capital hud gone
down almost In a body, taking with them what
ever might be suitable for life purpose. All
these means of safety wen: under the suncrln
tendente of the Commission and of the Special
Commission sent down by the Government and
distributed iu various parts of the town.
rJIENCTI-AFIirCAN EXPLORATION.
The Abbe Debalzc, in charge of the French
expedition sent to Africa, has written to the
Director of the Paris Observatory a most Inter
esting letter, full of curious details, concerning
the •* Dark Continent ” ami the various expe
ditions which arc now exploring it. Thu letter
is dated from Kulharu, near Taboza, uml was
written on the 17th of October. The Abbe De
balze naturally begins with his own expedition,
which had so far hccu successful. He rays:
“ Vestcrday the caravan of the French expe
dition, with (lugs flying mid music playing, en
tered Koulkourou, the Capital of Unyauyombe,
The most sympathetic reception was given to us
bv the thousands of negroes who gathered rouud
us. The Sultan ami the Governor came out to
receive us at the entrance lo the Caudal ami
conducted us to a vost building, the same as
was given to Cameron when he passed here. Ho
tar my Journey has been most fortunate, uml 1
am proud tu say, for the honor of the Govern
ment of the Republic, that the French expedi
tion promises tu be a great success. Of the fiOO
men forming my caravan not one has deserted,
and I have not lost a single thing. From Zanzi
bar tu me present spot 1 have nut ceased lo en
joy perfect health.”
Tiie other expeditious do not appear to be so
well favored. TlieAbbo Debalzc alludes to two
In particular—namely, Hie Belgian expedition
and that ol the missionary fathers of Algeria.
As regards the Belgians lie says:
•• They have experienced troubles of all kinds.
At Mcromern a revolt broke out In their camp.
Two hundred and eighty of their men abandon
ed them, carrying olt with them u quantity of
valuable goods. At Mpuapona one of tlndr
Zanzibar men was wounded by n native. To
avenge him they kilted (ho of the Inhahiiauts.
Tiie whole of Hie country rose, mid war was im
minent. Tiie English were obliged tu interfern
to put mi end to Hie ulTnlr. On arriving ut
Untmlxrthu remainder ol the men of the Bel
gian caravan deserted; fresh servants had to be
found, mid ut length the expedition reached
Mlrambo, hut almost ruined. The missionaries
from Algeria, who arc going to establish Bu
ttons on hake Tanganyika and in the Uganda
country, have not been mere fortunate than the
Belgians. They had tu pay a ruinous sum for
the right to pass through Hie Ugogo. They
were abandoned by their native servants, uml,
in addition, attacked by u baud of brigands, who
stole several valuable chests from them. They
have now been a month at Kulhara, uml will
have to equip themselves.”
The wilier proceeds to give some interesting
information übout a European established lit
these parts, one M. I'hllllppe Bruyou, u native
of Switzerland:
“M. Uruyon It about 83 years of age. Hu (s
tall, thin mid muscular, ami looks like asoluler.
Ho ilkl not tuarrv the daughter of Mtrumbo, at
has been staled, but a negress whom ho rescued
from slavery. He was formerly employed at
Zanzibar, but subsequently took to traveling In
Africa uml carrying on (ho ivory tradu. The
English often tried to purchase his services, but
without success, fur he does not like them.
However, forced by necessity, ho bus accepted
their oilers and Is now conducting a caravan of
merchandise for the English.”
Ah regards one of Die mouarebs of Africa the
Abbe says:
“Mlrumho enloys In Europe a reputation fur
beyond his merit*. Ho is u cruel tyrant, whoso
caprice is thu only law known. His army reek*
mis scarcely mure than 400 men. If ho docs out
make the Europeans pay the right of passage
ho knows how to make up fur U in another mid
far moro advantageous way. Hu proposes to
every white man who crosses nls country the
pact of blood. At thu end of the ceremony he
makes a few gifts, but he besieges thu Europe
ans lu return with demands which have to be
satisfied.”
The writer/ concludes with sumoromsrks re
specting th 6 doings of the English. He says:
“The English occupy Mnuapomu wblch Is &
strategical position ut the first order. AU tho
routes which lead to Uuyauuezl puts by it, U
Is not nix months since they Imre been there,
mid already four handsome stone-houses hare
been built. A clergyman. a mason, mid a car
penter compose nil the personnel of the station.
They are eminently practical men. The Knelish
have found another station to the Ukerono, a
third In the Utrands, mid n fourth In L’liji. Tho
power of the Arabs In these parts Is decreasing
dntlr. Tho Ivory trode no longer satlsilos their
wants, and, as the slave trade is prnhlhttcd, limy
will soon tie forced to learn the colonies which
they hare founded In thu Interior of Africa, and
the English will take their place. 1 *
FN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
DRINK
C'i.aiibmont, Hfitr, March &—7h tht JZrtHor
of !ht huidutt Timn: Tim Krclse returns are to
hand tlila rnornimr, whereby we are enabled In
calculate theconsumpllon ot
fur the year H7*j.
'Hie following tabic elves psrtlci
various hind* ot Intoxlcalltft: liquors
topcdirr with the money expend*
it also ulvea tlm cotisutnpt(<»n for 187 7
CnUtmt. IsTH. IKT7.
iwmb spirits r0.3Vi.7i.-.. at ros-» £ as'ATi'i £ 2*l.*»<<-. jrn
r«*rfiKn»j>trlt* lactfunr. at S4t~ ir. 742.2:7
iWlae Ifi.3TS.SU.V St IH<~ 14.045.003 IS.iK4.Mit
ll'lthflt
| Virt. •■finnlf.
■ Rwr— »up*r orcd.... 1.125536- 4.M - «.7*n
jl'ccr-msit uccd r.T.rsi), 3;o
02.073. 153
f (7 /ittnnjt.
Kenst Irt 1.1J7.518.754. at It (VI e3.7JW.750 01,732.032
UlUuh elder,
etc. (rulmalrd)... J7.5"0.0CU. at 2* 1.750.0.0 1.75't.000
Total 1M2.1?w.W- > £112.007.331
From these returns it will ha seen (hut in
IS7B, with all Hie. terrible depression which pre
vailed in trade, the money spent upon Intoxicat
ing liquors was £181,070 morn than in 1877.
It will also be noted Hint, white wine mid
spirits—supposed to be drank mainly by Hie up
per and middle classes—have fallen of! near two
millions sterling, the consumption of beer,
which is generally allowed to be the beverage of
the working classes, has Increased more than
two millions sterling.*
During the last seven years the total expendi
ture upou intoxicating Honors in the United
Kingdom has been £987,320,1500.
In the year 1800 Mr. Gladstone, avowedly to
lessen Hie deplorable Intemperance which then
prevailed, Introduced this Wine bill. It may,
therefore, be interesting to compare the con
sumption of intoxicating liquors now with what
It was at that time. For this purpose 1 will
take the seven vears ending It#! and compare
them will) the seven years Just ended:
Vtar. I
1H37 £ fli.nin.HT IHTg £131.001.402
183 H HK.MS.UJn 1K73 MU.OH.7IIi
IK3II . .. P2.8112.3.V7 1H74 141.n42.nnT
IhOO S<s, s;>7, liHJI 187.'» 142,H7U.0>1P
IHOI »4,b42,107 IK7O J47.2.'<H.7n0
IKO2 KB.Sd7.on-l 1H77. 142.007,231
1803 P 2, OSS, IS3|IH7B 142. iSH.bOO
.cn:w. i&ViTtI
From the above it will be seen that Hie In
crease in the expenditure upon Intoxicating
liquors during the seven years ending 1878. as
compared with Hie seven years ending IS<W.
was £331,103,034, being au Increase of over 53
percent.
The population of the United Kingdom in
]S(» was 29,433,918. and In 1878 33,799,2715, being
an increase of less than 1.3 per cent in popula
tion as compared witli mi increase of 55 per cent
In Hie consumption of drink.
The entire value of all our exports for the
four years ending 1878 was £813,000,000, being
£171,000,000 less than the money which Hie na
tion spent on drimt during the seven years Just
ended.
If to tlm drink expenditure we add the indi
rect cost and losses resulting therefrom, it
would increase the drink bill by at least £IOO,-
000,005 per annum, mid it would show a nation
al hiss far exceeding the total of all unr foreign
trade. Wju.jaxi ilon.u.
TUP. Oil RAT FIUE IN* HONG KONG.
A correspondent of t lie Pull J/ii U Uazeite gives
the following account of tlic recent great flro In
Hong Kong: •* We certainly have had an ex*
citing year: llrst the fearful rain-storm in May,
then an earthquake, mid now the worst lira ever
known in lions Kong. I, with same of our
truest*, went to the top or the house, wnero a
gigantic flame and smoko rose before us. Wo
soon saw Unit many houses were blazing. .My
truest* left me, and I remained on the roof, see*
lug the circle of hills on which the city is built
become more ghastly brilliant every minute.
The shouts, cries, yells, and crush of the railing
roof became lomb-r and louder; the harbor was
so lighted up that I could sec the boats pulling
oil from the mcn-of-war. At last, at half-past
8. I heard the tlrst explosion (they were begin*
nine to .blow up houses); ami so, quitting the
house, 1 went through streets which or tl wore
blazing ruins, and soon met homeless crowds
carrying their little household goods;
while the streets were as light ns da}*,
mid shaking every now and then us
the engineers blew up house after house.
“X. mid the doctor returned at nearly 0 with
a fearful tale. No one would lake the respon
sibility of blowing up the lines of Chinese
houses, mid hi* most valuable time was lost,
till on the appearance of the (lovernor the or
der was properly given. Then the appalling
work commenced. We had barelv returned for
a brief rest when some coolies rushed into our
garden, currying furniture, mid Informed us
that tiie chief magistrate’s house had caught
lire. This was awful news. If the magistracy
had gone the jail mid the civil hospital must go.
I roused up X., when In rushed n coolie to any
the Homan Catholic Cathedral was on Arc. A.
dressed himself in on instant, leaving mu to
follow with coolies carrying baskets of sand
wiches mid brandy and soda-water. 1 trust
never to sec such a sight again. The loug road
hlmdcil with trees leading Jrom our part of the
town to the populous part was alive with Chi
nesecarrylng their goods, women huddled to
gether over beds, baskets, boxes, stools,
clothes, crockery—anything mid everything In
the wav of personal goods.
“At last wo reached the cordon of soldiers;
and beyond it a blazing mass was all that re
mained of the civil hospital and eight other
large houses. The Governor and General stood
there; mid the Governor said to me: *1 had to
blow It tin to save the jailand then he whis
pered, ‘God knows what we may have to do;
there are nearly 1,000 prisoners.’ Now came
the shrill blast of the bugle, ’Stand hack all.’
Out cnino from (be smoke tbo engineer olllcers,
having just laid the charges to blow up the rear
of the hospital, which adjoined the Jail-yard.
Another explosion of bricks, blazing bits of
rafter, n shower of sparks mid blinding smoke,
and a gorgeous cloud of colored Ilamo showed
the drugs stored In thu hospital were alight.
“Now Ilia block of buildings In front of tbo
Oriental Hank was to be blown up. 1 hastened
thither, through a never-ending scene of dis
tress, to tind tnc bank hung over with the hand
some carpets soaked with water. Within doors
papers were being packed In safes, bank-notes in
tlreproof boxes, and so sent down to thu harbor
escorted bv soldiers, mid placed In steam
launches. I watched the blowing up of Uoss'
tailoring establishment, u lino clock of build
ings. Heverul ilfty-pouud charges of powder
were laid, the bugle sounded again, mid Uoss*
ceased to exist. This, however, saved our end
of the town. Words cannot tell the scene In
Queen’s Uoad, ono of the sights of the city, for
hero ore (or rather were) the curiosity mid bird
shops. The place was deeply Uttered with
broken glass ami shattered vases, burning silks
mid gauzes, smashed Ivories, lovely lacquer cab*
incts in fragments.”
AN AX'QIIAN INCIDENT.
Imiuloh Wtjarn.
Although tho Zulu war U dimming the lustre
of our Afghan promenade, it is Just as well that
tho English people should taka the trouble to
read the scant news that comes to hand concern
ing theluttor. Hero Is an incident to which I
would direct special attention: The inhabitants
of a village eleven miles south of Buaawul killed
u camp-follower. To avenge the deed the Brit
ish (luncral ordered the village tubs surrounded
by ititles and (ihoorkas, mid whoever attempted
to escape was to he shut. £lx women and two
chlidreu were shot down by the British, and the
whole of the huts and inclosurea were put to
the flames, Iho cattle were seized, and fimv-two
of the fuhaimauts were taken prisoners. Now
listen. Alter all this wholesale destiuctloo had
taken place, the whole of the prisoners, with
the exception of two, were released, because
only two were fouud to have been concerned In
the murder of the camp-follower. This Uis
ttraceful aftalr occurred on the 33d nf January,
and trill, I trust, he tho subject of Parliament*
ary Inquiry. The outrage had the same amount
of Justlflcatlontliatthcro would have been if
Darnnll had been burnt to the ground and its
Inhabitants shot hncnii.se Peace murdered Mr.
Dyson.. Hcoimr bow we foam nt Urn mouth and
become hysterical over Russian cruelties, lb be*
hooves us to see Mint the British arms arc not
dollied with Incendiarism, pillage, and Uie mas
mere of Innocent women mid children. •
WIIV A RUSSIAN PAPER WAS
SUPPRESSED.
The London AViimftiir quotes from the articles
which led to l lie suppression of the Huttki Mir,
One of thorn runs as follows: '‘Civilized na
tions despise us and openly express their con-'
tempt. The cause of this coniemot Is to bo
found In our Internal condition. Nob 'only lutfc
thu late war not led to any rent political life
amomr us, but Its result has been that we hnru
sunk even deeper Into the mire.” In a second
nrllclu the Utatki Mir speaks of 11 the old, trite,
well-known fact that the true Interests of the
Htute cannot he maintained without an active
nartlclnallon of the people and of society ut
large." Rut In Russia “there Is neither a na
tional t. bought nor a local form for (lie express
ion of the popular will.** These remarks of Mm
otherwise loyal Journal were Interpreted as a
reprehensible, almost treasonable, hankering
alter a constitutional charter. When thu fur
ther remark was added, that “'Hie recently-ap
pointed Commission for the diminution ofrUutu
expenses had, strangely cnmmh, been forbidden
to touch the budgets of the army, the licet, ami
tiu* Imperial household, and that millions, of
roubles, which are the proceeds of the State
property, continue to be squandered forlliubou
cllt of favorites,’* the authorities lost no time In
prohibiting the publication of die lintnki Mlrtot
the next four months. Questions of peculation
in reference to the public exchequer arc the very
last theme which the (tovermneut of St. Peters
burg will allow to be discussed with impunity.
utars of Die
i rotiKUtncd.
ci! thereon.
CUUIOUS CASE.
Who Slinll Tlnrn tlio Citstmijr of a JteautU
fill Young dirt: Ucr l-'allcii Mother or m
, Church ?
Ssntat Dltvateh to The Tribune.
Macon, oa., March 27,—A very curious ease
is before the Courts of this Statu, involving tho
nistoilv of a young girl. About seventeen years
ago, n young girl of striking beauty, belonging
to one of the most respectable families of
Georgia, was married to a gentleman of good
position. Shortly after the union a' daughter
was born to them. About this time the young
mother, yielding to the temptations of tho
world, broke her marital vows. It is even said
that she was untrue to her husband immediately
after marriage, and that he was not the falhc#
of her child. At any rate they were
and she plunged into the deepest debauchery*
Her rare beauty gave her great notoriety,
and for years she queened it over tho fast
men of Georgia, living in luxury and sc*
Icctlng her lovers. She never kept her child
with her, and about seven years ago placed it
In the Appleton Home, otMacon, which is under
the charge of the Episcopal Church. The child,
living there, grew* up to young-womanhood,
being now about lb years of age, mid possessing
great persona] charms. In the meantime tho
mother wrote constantly to her daughter, and
occasionally visited her,—representing that sho
made a living by taking in sewing mid doing
millinery work. A few days ago tho young
girl wus’broueht from tlm Homo to Atlanta by
a messenger sent by her mother, mid received in
a close carriage. She was carried to tho houso
of a relative,—the mother saving that she did
nob dare to take her pure child to her own
house, where she must have discovered the truo
state of things. The girl pegged to be allowed
to go with her mother, to whom she was much
attached; mid tho mother, not ’having the
strength to tell her the truth, took her to tho
house in which sho lived ulouc.
£087.320,071
The matter leaked out hi some war, and tho
morning papers had a full account of the mat
ter. A paper lull Into tho girl’s hands before
the mother saw it, and she rend Hie whole story,
discovering the horrible situation in which she
was placed. It seems thoroughly established
that the mother had mi designs on her daughter,
but that she was devoted to her, and Intended.
to send her to some relatives In Texas, where
she might live In a pure atmosphere, mid nave a
brlghtuud peaceful life. Soon alter reading Um
article, Hie girl dressed mid left tlm house, say
ing she was going to visit the Episcopal min
ister. In a few hours u carriage drove tip to tho
mother’s daor, containing Hie Sheriff mid two
ministers, with a writ of iiabuns-corpus for the
grl. They found tho girl already gunu, mid,
on proceeding to the rectory, found
tier there. The mother, who has ac
cumulated conslderulilu money, em
ployed lawyers, and went into Hie Courts to
recover her child. 'Hie ease has been before Hiu
Courts, uuc has not vet been tried. The Church
has able counsel, mid declares Hint Hie girl will
never be given up to tbc mother,—adding that,
while she was anxious to go to her before sho
knew her character, now sho begs to be kept
away from her. The mother Is determined to
go to Hie very highest Courts with her appeal,—
averring that she means to give her child a re
spectable home and a fair chance In life. Sho
buvs the girl tins begged her for months to taka
tier from the Charity Home, saying the Matron
had said she was going to bind ber out as a serv
ant.
At present the girl Is with the Episcopal min
ister in Atlanta, ami is esteemed us a young
woman of noble and endearing qualities. Thu
greatest Interest prevails over the case, and lb
may become n cause cclebre.
A DIVE ITS SAD END.
SnfToratml Klghty Feet Under Water—Tbo
Alr*l.lne Gets Caught lit a Hook on m
Sunken Wreck.
//(/ Tfitgraph (a .Veto Ym'k Hernht.
Newi-out, H. 1., March 81.—'The llrst acci
dent In a submarine dross which has occurred la
these waters took place this afternoon oil Point
Judith. John Waters, thu well-known wrecker,
went oil early this morning to the sunken Block
island mall packet Thomas J. Lynch, which
sum; oil that place about two weeks ago, for
the purpose of raising her. ills diver, Horace
Manchester, 88 years of age, went down early
In thu day, and apparently endeavored to make
all thu necessary arrangements to tighten tbo
wreck. Nothing was heard from him for some
time, and the persons on board the wrecking
si'hontiur Young America Dugan to get alarmed.
Thu air was being pumped and the life-line
kept In hands which vainly tried to
feel the least pulsation, but nonfi was felt
from tlic unfortunate man who was eighty-four
feet below, tiiut being the depth of water where
the craft sank. After ho had been down throe
quarters of an hour ho gave n signal that he was
all right, lu a few moments ho signaled he
wanted more air, and then ha signaled that he
was having tun much, ills signals were faith
fully answered by Cupt. Waters, who Is known
In all wrecking companies between here and
New York as a man wbu understands his busi
ness. . _
The revenue cutter Samuel Dexter hove In
sight, ami seeing the Hag nt half-mast on board
Tim Young America here down to ber. tiho wa*
Immediately dispatched to this port for a diver*
gear, mid attendant, which was furnished by
Cant. Hamsny, United States Navy, comminut
ing at the torpedo station. The diver, Augustus
Felicia, promptly volunteered to go down (a
search of the missing man. lie was soon sub
merged, but returned after n lapse of about
twenty minutes terribly exhausted. He reported
that ho saw the mail suspended about live feet
over the sunken vessel,'tho airline having been
caught by a hook on the boat. Ho went down
again and succeeded In disengaging the line.
At last the lifeless remains of the diver wero
free, and as soon as the signal was given they
wore hoisted to the deck of the vessel. Thu
body was brought hero at oncu by tho cutter
and placed In the hands of au undertaker. The
diver, when he came up Urn second time, was
found to be extremely exhausted. It Is be
lieved that tho deceased was engaged In taking
out tliu ballast when tho lino suddenly became
entangled.
Capl. Waters is of the opinion that the mao,
who went down with sumo little misgiving, ow
ing to the depth of water, because frightened at,
some slight disarrangement, and died in a tit*
The face of the man shows tiiat he died a terri
ble death. . <
Now “Jingo" Hongs.
Several new versions of last-year’s popular
streel-suiias have appeared Ju I.ondon. 1 Ouo
commences:
Wc don’t want to tight, but, by Jingo, when we do,,
We’ll be were wideawake than when we mettM
bad Zulu.
A radical version Ist
We did want fi tight, but, by Jlmro, at Zulu
We |»»t ear men. wo lust oar guns, and wo lost ,
oar money 100. ••
Tim song for the avenging ortny Ist ,
We’re cauer for the tight, bm, when wo'
du. ' • . • ,
We’ll kill for every white man »ltm a hundred
black Zulu.
Suicide Si uot more sinful than neglecting a
couv’b. For only goceuis you can buy a bottle of
l)r, Bull’s b’ougu Syrup aud be Heat death,
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