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the steerage passage. Tlic gentleman arranged with the Company tb forward her to Leeds at a rata of fare within her mean*, and also placed her under the choree Of the Punier, with orders to allow her all tho privileges possible to a steerage passenger, and many which an ordinary steerage passenger could not gain. When the sews of tho disaster reached here to-day * the gentleman’s first thought War " tor little Mario Moatin nnd her mother. 11 It seemed to flash across rao In an Instant,” he said "that mother, or child, or both, were lost.” Miss Coleman, ;onc of tboes .reported last, registered ou the steamer ikWcoming from the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Tho dork of that hotel remembered that an old Indy giving that name arrived among the passengers from the Erie Railroad on Wednesday night. Bbo was poorly dressed, and did nut have much baggage. She left SSOO or SOOO In bta charge over night. The following day ahe left for tho steamer without giving any further information about herself. Alice, tho infant daughter of Mrs. Elisabeth Wllfson, lost, was 2 years old, and her mother was on her way to Europe on a pleasure trip. Mrs. Wilfson’s husband died lost February. THE ‘EASTERN TORNADO. Boston, July 17.—The storm yesterday was ' very severe at all points. Tho loss of life Is greater than at first supposed, and mainly caused by the capsizing of boats. Thomas Dun don and wife, two sisters, and a niece, and Ar thur Ream, a boy, were caught by tho squall, and oil drowned except Mr. Dnndon.' A yacht capsized off Nantucket Beach, and four persons were drowned.' One man, two Women, and two children were lost off Govern or’s island. Three bodies haro been picked up on the beach. Thu rainfall was very hsavy in various places, and some hailstones measured seven inches In circumference. Tho lightning caused the loss 'of a few lives. Two boats capsized off Scltuato, and three 'persons were drowned. ' . Near Montreal Mrs. Peter Robertson was killed ’ byjmhtnlng. Round about Kingston and Sauecrtles, In • Now York State, tbo crops were ruined, and barns, fences, ami outhouses blown down. The ■ ball-eloucs resembled large chunks oi ice. Charles Raster and Marcella* Rent were ‘drowh&l yesterday off Loup Island by the cap* sizing of their boat. The house of Mrs. Hayden, of South Drain* . tree, was tartlallydcstroycd yesterday, and her* •elf ami tjoung lady so seriously injured that they were brought to the hospital to-day. ftnCVr ACCIDENTALLY. Sptd at Dlipateh to The TWfruna Dmiuoit, Midi., July 17.—A singular and fatal accldentoccarrcd-to-day nt a drug-store, corner of Twelfth and Hiker streets. Thomas J. Hilbert, the vtctkn. Is a young man about 22 years of ago, who ha* been a etadentfat the De troit Medical Colleg* for three or fonr years post, and, during that time, was employed as a clerk hi tho drug-store About 0 o'clock this morning yoang Hilbert left his sleeping-room, behind tho prescription-counter, to serve one or two early customers, and then went back to make up bis bed. While thus engaged a sell acting revolver which lay under the pillow be came entangled In one of tbo sheets and ex filodo'd, the bullet striklng’the unfortunate-man n the stomach and Inflicting-a wound which will result in his death. Hilbert belonged in Delaware, 0. THE TALE OF TUB BOTTLE. ‘ - Buffalo, July 17.—1 t will be remembered ' that a party of six men started from Port Col . bourne July Bin a sail-boat bound for this city to spend tho Fourth, and were drowned. Tho bodies of live of tho unfortunates have been re ‘ covered. To-day a party of gentlemen from * Buffalo were fishing in the river near Beaver Island, and found a floating bottle with a paper -Inlt on which was written the following: , July 3. I p. m.— Wo cannot weather it any i longer. Blowlneapale. Give no all hope. Good by. 'Six men from Port Colbourne. INJURED BY A RAILROAD-TRAIN. ttoeetat mtvaxh to Tht Tribune, Lake Cut, Minn., July 17.—The morning passenger-train of the Chicago, Milwaukee «fc 3t Paul Railroad ran into the wagon of Mr. Richard Carrol), of this place (a brother-in-law if the Hon. F. 11. Rabllly, State Senator from Iho Fifteenth District.—Mr. C. receiving a so rero fracture of the skull ami several painful lesb-wouuds. Tho attending physician feels ery doubtful as to the result of Mr. Carroll’s njurlcs. 1 ■ STORM AT CHATTANOOGA. Chattanooga, Teun.,’ July 17.—During a heavy storm afternoon several small lonscsw^reljlojrn down.. Shrubbery was du inoiiahed. Wilson’s boiler-works and Lindsay’s itorcbouse weto struck by lightning. One Roman and a small child were stunned. ? PORI HUtitfN. Pout Hilltop. Mich., July 17.—Passod.Ui>— Props Alaska, Poet lie, Fountain City; stairs .Marine City, iru Chaffee and barges, George King and barges, Ocean with T. R. Morrill. Down—Props Bi. Paul, Ohio and consort, East Saginaw and barges; schrs Wabash, No .voda,-’M« J> Cummings, Hartford, Colonel Cook. Bello Stephans: attars T. V. Vouslrun bcnzlc, Arctic. Wind north, brisk. Weather fine. Port Huron, July 17—10 p. m.—Passed Up— Props Starucca, Oswegatchlo, Wales and con sort; schrs F. L. Dauforth. Ida Keith, il. Q. Cleveland, Penokee, Charles Hinckley. Down—Props J. ilcrtschy, Mackinaw, Nashua, Ollnden and consort, William Cowlu amt con sort, U. Pnudlvilla and consort: schrs Guido Pflstcr, Bt. Clair, B. F. Bruce, C. G. Houghton, Wave Crest, B. Minch, C. P. Minch, il. J. Webb, L. VitaVulkenburg. - Wind—Northeast, gentle: weather fine. OBITUARY. Bam Francisco, Cal., July 17.—Peter Ander son, editor of the one of the most prominent colored men on the coast, died sud denly last evening. He was at Urn head of tho ’colored Masons of California. John Charles Addon Hamilton, grandson of Alexander, Hamilton, died at Merced yesterday. gptcßjl DiuxUch to The Tribunx Akr Arqok Depot, Mich., July 17.—Kara C. Seaman, a oromitient, wealthy citizen, died this evening, used about 70 years, iie was a prom* taunt W hite In the days of that party, mid was several times a candidate for Congressional nomination. Ho was the author of several works which gave him considerable reputation abroad. Among Ibem were “ Thu Progress of Nations' 1 uud “The American System of Uov eromeuU" lie was also editor of the Michigan Journal In Uto days of that paper. An opera* tlon was performed upon him bv Prof. Franklin Tuesday lor bcrttla, nut It was unavailing. THE REPUDIATORS. Nbw Orlbans, July 17.—The Constitutional Convention, after a tong debate, adopted an amendment to the State debt ordinance, fixing Die rale of Interest to be paid on the consoll dated bonds at 8 per cent for live years, Q per cent for ten years, and 4 per cent thereafter, thu Interest tax to be two uud a half mills, with a limitation to live and a half mills for all State purposes for dye years, and three mills Interest tax thereafter, with a limitation to six mills fur all State purposes. An effort will bo made to-raorrow to carry a proposition allowing holders of consols to con vert them Into small currency bunds, bearing a or 4 per cent Interest. REVENUE APPOINTMENT. B,oedal Dltpatc A to Tht Tribun*. Osuxosu, WU., July 17.—The removal of A. K. Osborn, Collector of Internal Ueveuuc, and Ibe appointment of H. M. Kutchln, of Fond du Lac, In bis place, causes great discussion. Os born's district bss been pronounced one of the boat managed la the United tilatcs, and no complaint bos ever been filed against him. lid has bold the place since IbtliJ. The appointment of Kutcblo will necessitate the removal of the office to Fond du Lac, but the funds will have to be deposited here or in Milwaukee, us there is no Uoysruineut Uiuomory at Fond du Lac. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. Quiivbtowv, July 17.—Arrived, steamship Montana, from New York. New Yobk, July 17.—Arrived, steamship Buovlo, from Hamburg. Ban Francisco, Cal., July 17.—Arrived, City of Peking, from Hong Kong and Yokohama. London, July 17.—Steamships Victoria, from New York, and Scandinavian, from Montreal, bare arrived out. CRIMINAL NEWS., The Negro Chastino Cox Found Legally Guilty of Murder. Tho 121)th of August Flxetl as the Dato of Ills Execution. . His Bearing Painfully Oat of Keeping with His Miserable Situation. Tha Trial of Buford Rapidly Nearing a Conclusion. OUASTTNE COX. Oteetal Pitpaleh to The Tribune. New York, July 17.—Chastlos Cox, the murderer of Mrs. Hull, was found guilty of murder in the first degree this afternoon, and, sentenced to bo bsngcd on Friday, Aug. 29. Tho defense was short and wholly devoted to an effort to show by medical testimony that Mrs. Hull might have died (com fright or opoDolezv. At 5:15 p. in. the Jury retired to deliberate upon a verdict. Tho court-room re mained crowded with apectotors, all anxious to hear the result. Cox laughed Incessantly, and chatted with his lawyers, eliciting the remark that he seemed to bo the happiest man In the coart-room. The Jury, after retiring, agreed by a unanimous veto that Mrs. Hull had been gagged and bound, that the violence Inflicted had caused tier death, and, finally, that stio lost her life by violence inflicted by Chastino Cox while bo was engaged In the perpetration of a felony. Two of the Jurors were of opinion that the prisoner was only guilty of murder In the second de gree, but tho other ten were unanimous la tho opinion that he was guilty of murder In the first degree. An hour after leaving the court room, the Jury filed In again. The prisoner fanned himself lazily, and surveyed the faces of tho Jurors with apparent ancon l corn. Ho iboard tho verdict with the most stolid Indifference, and smiled as he turned to bis counsel and said It was only what bo had expected. When asked it ho had anything to say why sentence ot death should not bo pronounced upon him according to law, Cox replied in on audible tone, "Nothing." His counsel said that, under the verdict, nothing remained but that sentence should bo pro* pounced by the Court. Ho would give notice, however, that ho should tp* peal tho case on the exceptions taken on tho Irial, Judge Cowing, addressing the prisoner, urged him to trust in do hope of par don, but to prepare for the death that surely awaited him. He then sentenced tho prisoner to be banged Aug. 39, between the hours of 0 a. tn. and 4p. m. After hearing his sentence Cox sat down, and, spitting out a lump of tobacco, commenced an animated conversation with bis counsel on tho stupa to be taken In ap pealing the case. Ho seemed in no way dis turbed, and preserved tho same air of indiffer ence ho had shown all through the trial. On being taken back to tho Tombs, Cox was lodged in one ot the condemned collp on "murderers' row." N*w Tonic, July 17.—T0 tho Cox murder trial, the counsel renewed his motion to acquit the prisoner on every count tn thoiudlctmont. He read various authorities to show that a failure to proto the cause, of death would vitiate-the trial, ilo maintained that the Jury should not bo allowed to infer the cause of death. The Judge denied the motion and the, counsel took exception. • A Dr. VumlerwydcwAt then examined for'the defense, counsel attempting to show that Mrs. Hull was killed bythcpbystciaos,attheautODßT, uml not by Cox. . >V nir. Howe, in his address to tbo Jury, ex pressed the opinion that Cox was" not In bis right mind. Alter the address by the District-Attorney on behalf of the people. Judge.'Cowing charged the jury, and at 5:16 p. m.‘‘ they retired. At 0:35 the Jury came Into Court with a verdict of guilty of murder in the' first degree, and the Judge sentenced Cox to bo hanged on tho 20tb of ’August next- BUFORD. Owbntox, Ky., July 17.—Mrs. Q. W. Meri wether, of Louisville, testified that she believed Buford to be insane. Dr. W. 8. Cbiploy, as an expert, testified that, from tho testimony presented, ho did not be lieve Buford to be insane at the time of the killing. The defense U less confident to-day. On the Court reassembling this afternoon Dr. Chlploy was recalled. Witness went on to explain tlio difference between sanity and Insan ity. Ho was frequently interrupted by tho Judge, who said the Jury could uot understand It, and he did not think the parties encaged in the examination know anything about It.- Thu Doctor continued for nearly two hours. When ho had closed instructions were given to tiie jury. Hie arguments were opened, a Mr. Little, of this place, who spoke for three hours, mak ing a very able argument Tho arguments will probably close to-morrow, and the case be given to the Jury on Saturday. M’DONALD. special Dispatch to The TVffrtma. Fond du Lac, Wls., July 17.—Tho suit for assault with intent to do great bodily Injury of C. 8. Williams, of Milwaukee, against Gen. John McDonald was finished last week, and sentence deferred until to-day. Before receiv ing sentence the General made a speech in reply to the question of the Court as to whether he desired to say anything. lie said Williams, Mrs. McDonald’s attorney, had Interfered with un amicable settlement between himself and bis wife, which had cost ♦150,000, and had broken his family circle, if that was no provocation (or the assault, ho bad none. Judge McLean then fined tho General SSO and costs, which he paid, and was discharged. This trees him from litigation (or a lime, though ho says his wife will sue Will iams lor about $4,000, which he baa kept out of her aliare in addition to his legitimate foes. TUK MOONSHINERS, Nabuvili.b, Tenu., July 17.— United States Collector Woodcock to-day received a letter from Commissioner Raum, Instructing him to have tila district thoroughly policed, »ud to con tinue thu suppression of Illicit distillers, Offi cers, whore uu appropriation has been made, are to uwalt u farther appropriation lor the payment of their leca. Under the instructions Collector Woodcock will continue the destruction of illicit distilleries as heretofore, and have the prisoners guarded by revenue otlleurs when the services of Deuuty-.Marslmlß for want of appropriation cannot bo secured. Till? THUNK MYSTERY. ffptcM DlupatcA to Vn TVttuna Boston, July t7.—The Grand Jury to-day In dicted the parties arrested yesterday for causing thu death of Jennie P. Clarke, the young wotnau found in the trunk lu Saugus Ulvorln February. Adams, her former employer uud seducer, Is churned with being accessory before the abor tion, Mrs. Goodrich, with procuring the abor tion, und Kimball with aiding In thu operation and being accessory. They were held In 93,000 each, and will be brought to trial this term. Thu Identity of the dead woman, which has been so often questioned, Is uow fully established by the recovery to-day ot a locket und chain given her bv Adams, which, till now, has been miss ing. It was surrendered by one of the Somer ville womeu, who nursed her in her sickness. HELD FOll MU HD EH. Boston, July 17.—The several parties ar rested yesterday as concerned lu causing the death of Jennie P. Clarke, the victim of the Lynn trunk mystery, were Indicted by the Grand Jury this forenoon, and soon after arraigned be fore Judge Aldrich, who ordered each of (he defendants to recauuixo lu SIS,UOU, in default of which they were all committed. BRUTALITY. Dsnoob, Mo., July 17.—A woman was found yesterday afternoon in an unoccupied mill in Upper Stillwater gagged, Pound, und uncon scious. Bbe proved to bo Mrs. Adelaide Bber man, O domestic in the family ot Arthur Saw yer. She left home night before last, and Is supposed to have taken rufuge in thu mill dur ing a heavy shower, wheu she was surprised by tramps, gsgged.'uud outraged. She was nearly dead wheu found, and has not yet boon restored to consuiousncsa. Great excitement prevails. Banuoh, Me., July 17.—Tho perpetrator of LB C.UCAGO TRIBUNE: JULY 18, 1879-TWELVE PAGES, the outrage on Mra.j/'ithant, not Sherman, ns reported, at Upoor Stlwaler, proved to be Ed gar Kennlston, who bo’-Jod at (he house where she was employed. ter being restored to consciousness sun told who her assailant was. and slated he knocked It down und subjected her to outrage, alter whlii ho boqtWl and gagg ed her ami throw her In aioUlboit tn the base mentor the mill. KonnUbn baa been arrested. Tlic|cxdtement and IndimUon are tery great, and there is strong,talk of VneUtug.' A GOOD TWO-YBAh RECORD. St>nr,nl Piuatethto 7A jyintns. Adrian, Midi., July 17.—CWrlcS E. Barber, alias George Johnson, bmieht, hero frum Potoikcy this morning by Shorn Cairns, to an swer a charge of bigamy. Lcsithan two years ago ho married a woman at Flnlßo<;k,.Monroe County, whom ho deserted ,for gWldoif named Odell, of Uaisin, this county. Tftn fan raided up Saginaw Valley and married a respectable woman with some money, WhonAho‘tybbed, leaving her penniless, and thtu turned up In Hillsdale County, where ho aeturedtoontaNo. 4, ami waa living with ibis one When greityxL TEXAS TRAGEDIES. Galveston, July 17.—1 a court rcibrdaT at, Marlin, Deputy-Sheriff Feathcrstono quarreled with Thomas Gaither and shot hlimmakbg nec essary the amputation of bdth his legs. Fcnthcrstono fled, pursued by a posse. At McKarltt, while Constable Cisco was tak ing Andrew Burns to Jail, Burns.broke away. Cisco commanded him to stop, when he tamed, bared his bosom, and dared Cisco to shoot. The Constable did shoot three times with fatal effect. . DEATIT PROM INJURIES. Ban Francisco, Cal., July 17—James O. Robertson, an Industrial School teacher, who was attacked by a gang of boys last Sunday, amt struck on the head with a ncavv bar by ono of them, named George Bergen, diediyostorduv afternoon in that Institution. JAMES SUBTLER, SCOUNDREL. Stxaal niwaten to The Tribune.' Springfield, HI., July I?.—James Shopler,* the slippery Individual whose exploits were de tailed In Wednesday’s Tribune, was taken to Joliet to-day by Deputy-Marshal McCord. v MURDER AND LYNCHING. Sam Francisco, July 17.— A Visalia dispatch says.that Arthur Townsend was murdered by Indians In Tulare County, Cal., three days ago, and that the Indians were lynched by the white settlors, a HEPUIEVED. St. Louis, Mo., July 17.— Got. Phelps to-day granted a reprieve of three weeks to Joseph De- Goria, who was to have been hanged at Polos! to-morrow lot 1 tho murder of Jules Polite, in 1877. COST OP INTERVENTION. Nbw York, July 17.—Patrick McDermott was killed to-day by Nicholas Movners. Both lived at 84 Hudson avenue, Brooklyn. McDermott interposed yesterday when Moyners was beat ing bis wife. nBPniEVE. Trinton, July 17.—Gov. McClellan granted a reprieve In the case of Covert Bennett and Mrs. Smith, for the murder of Police-Officer Smith, until Aug. 15. POLITICAL. ' onio. fpeenu OerfVijnm<ttn«.©/ Tht Tribune. Toledo, 0., July 10.—This la a remarkable city id' more senses than that ot Us future ’tVeatness, Its frog-ponds, and Its solUmonoy proclivities. It has newspapers, and those newspapers have editors. 1c is with the view of giving the world an opportunity to listen to a somewhat freer utterance of tbio opinions of tncsu editors tban they can give in their own columns, that The Tribune correspondent, after anchoring bis gripsack at a second-class hotel, sallied forth last evening to seek whom ho might devour Id the way of an Interview. It should be stated in tho beginning, that the most awkward and trying thing that a reporter ever boa to do Is.to interview an editor. Bo It a statesman, a candidate for office, a Member of Congress, a murderer, a horse-racer, a railroad magnate, or any other such commonplace per son, the man of the reportorlal quill knows Just bow to begin, and how to gracefully close. •But an editor, as it were, knows the tricks of the trade; mistrusts that you will misrepresent, perhaps (though why he should, la bard to tell). At any rate, your correspondent proceeded to bis Job with a fooling of goneness. It Is to be presumed that every newspaper reader knows by, this time that this is the home of Petroleum V. Noaby (D. U. Locke), mid that his paper, the Toledo Mlade, Is published here. Where the "Corners" ore located, is a more difficult question to answer. It is a tradition that they are "In the State of Kentucky," but, from the tone of some of the inhabitants of thV place, it would not seem to demand much stretch of imagination to supposu that they arc situated not far from this city. Tho Jilade Is an afternoon sheet; and so, of course, the curly evening hours would not find Mr. Locke In his sanctum, inquiry soon located Ills pleasant residence on Huron street, and, upon repairing thither, Petroleum, "his very self," was found silling In the midst of a pleasant family-group on tho Irout slops. Upon making mvselt known, a cordial Invitation was extended to make myself at home; and, after a few observa tions on tho excessive heat, the atr-pump was applied. Before recording the results of the interview, a few words may not bo out of place by wav of a personal description of tho hero of tho "Confedrit X-Roada." Mr. Locke has a decided Gorman cut of frame and countenance; and, although he affirms that he la a Massachusetts Yankee, with Ohio as his adopted titace, his portly chest, bis abort, al most, stubbed figure, and his long-stemmed mccrschuum-plpo would almost "give him away." Ills history, briefly told in Ids own words, is this: "I’ve edited eighteen country papers in this Statu and in the Fust. - Came to Toledo fourteen years ago, and have lived within a stone’s throw of my present residence ever since." Hut to proceed with the Interview! “Mr. Locke, how is tho Statu of Ohio going this faU f" “Uhl It is almost too early to tell anything definite about It. Tbe campaign will not really opun until the luiddloof August.” “The Republicans are going to win, arc they notl” “Certainly; there can do no doubt of that. The only question Is lu regard to thu majority. Ohio Is u very uncertain Statu. Thu majority will ranee somewhere from 5,000 to 20,000. Business la 1.00 good for aw thing but a Repnb llcau victory. If thu polmo-rot or an early frost comes on, U may make soma difference. But thtnua look excellently uuw, and there U a decided disposition to let them go on just as they am going.. ‘•How wilt the Greenback vote ot this section KOI" •• Well, a certain percentage will go for Owing, to be sure. But u considerable portion w ill also support Foster. Them Is ■no possible doubt about Hull. As I sold before, things are looking so well that there Is a disposition nut to meddle with them. Wholesale and remit merchants are doing a good business In every branch of trade. The real-estate business Is picking up decidedly, and everybody is measurably well satisfied." “Can you fix an approximate percentage lu regard to thu uumberof thu soft-money brethren who will vote the straight ticket)" “Bless you, no. But this 1 can say con fidently: Republicans can beat Democrats and (ireehbacksrs united, wheu they lave an issue. Hard-money Democrats fear nothing so much as tbe reopening of the financial question. Tbcy want things left just os they arc. They want straight sailing, and know It can only bu obtained through tbe entire abandonment of agitation ot tbe UrecnbacK nonsense. Then, again, there Is, without thu least possibility of doubt, a large silent Democratic vote, especially lu this portion of the State, that will bo cast fur Foster." “How do you figure that out!" ( ‘•Just In this way: You see there Is Frank flurd, Democratic Representative la Congress from this district. He is a hard-uioney Demo crat und an uut-uud-out rvsumptiouist. liy has a largo following here, as yon can easily sod, or he could nut have been elected to Congress. He bss Indoctrinated the bard-money porllpn of the party with his notions, until there is a very strung honest-money sentiment among the bet ter class of Democrats here. These men will not vole for Ewings they cannot be induced to do so. They will vote the rest of the ticket, 1 have no doubt; but they will cut hlr» as a llttlo testimonial of their feeling against-the soil- mdnev hcresr. In addittop to this, U should bo borno In mind ilmt Mr. 'Poster Is known la this part ol OHIo by everybody ns otic of uw strongest business men In the State, or, In fact. In the Union. Ho and his laUicr built up this portion of the Slate. 110 teallr belongs hero with us. Fostorla Is only about fifty miles from hero; mid we offered him the nomination for Congress In tills district, you know, last fall, although'he didn't live here. The Fosters fora long time controlled all the business of their section. They are in all branches of trade, and did their own banking. Thrv never pressed their 'debtors undnly, but took occasion to ascerthln the standing of them all, and favored where phnslble. Thus It be* came a well-known (act that the Fosters could control that whole country. These broad iirnl liberal views were falcon of affairs In a purely business-way, without any expectation on Charley's part of going Into politics. In fact, he never would have done so except as a mat ter of accident, nml it was all actually as much of a surprise to himself as to anybody else. But he was as much of a success In politics os be had been Its basilicas, He could not help It; and, when he stood upon the floor of the House, ho fouud that ho was the peer of Ben Butler ns a jecch-roikcr. Thls'carae simply from the fact Unit, when he knew a thing,'be knew It Just aa well as any one In the'wond, and had nothing that aoproachcda doubt in regard to what should be done about Ir. This Is what has always given him his place among business-men. They could tie to him, vou know. Aa I said In the begin ning, you can trust that bo will sweep this part of the State." ’ » “ What have you to offer on the next year's conflict!" “ Nothing at all. It la too far ahead. Noons can judge about It yet." "How la iiic Sherman sentiment herd” "John Sherman has a largo number of friends in this part of the State. Not necessa rily (rleuds Id the Presidential sense, but those who arc favorable to bis course as Senator and Secretary of the Trcasurr. I don’t know how ho will stand on Hint question. Things will de pend n good deal on how the State goes this fall." "Changing the subject slightly, permit me to gently Inquire how Unaudat sentiment It at the .•Corners’?" . Changing Ihoqolet, thoughtful expression of countenance which had prevailed during the conversation tlms fur Into a quizzical, comical smile, Mr. Naaby replied: "Uhl sentiment lz*awl.won way tbaro. They alryounanlraoua for groeubax, and plenty ov um.” In the pleasant balf-hbur’s conversation which •followed, Mr. Locke proceeded to give some interesting reflections oh the rise ot the soft money Idea' in Toledo, and ottrlbuted It, very Justly, no doubt, to the remarkable real estate ami other speculations in which a largo portion of the community, both hero and In other cities, were engaged a low rears since, and which col* lapsed to such an extent that everybody was seeking for some cause, and thought they had lilt the right thing In the soft-money bowl. Mr. -Locke very Justly said that property had In reality not changed a particle ta real value bore for many yean. . “Take, 'for example,” bo said, “that atrip of laud opposite my .house then. It has really been worth, nil the while, about S2OO per foot front. It would notscllfor that to-day, but It is gradually coming up to Its proper price. The owner won't take a cent leas than that llguro.” The sentiments of tbo Hon. Isiac R, Sher wood. Qreenbacker. editor of the Sunday and weekly Journal and Probate Judge ot the coun ty, 1 have already recorded more or less fully la Tub Tiuiiune. no believes, or save he docs, that the Ureonbockcra will color Ewing.* Put then ho Is a Ewing man, and his brcijiraoiiaay talk that way to him. ♦' .. the Judge’s genial partner In tbo neprsdaper line, Mr. George S. Canfield, says that he .la, In some doubt just how the thing Is going toarork. lie was unwilling to express himself as really confident of a victory lor solt-raoncy princi ples. ■ But the gentleman who was the most non. committal of any was Mr. 11. 8. Chapin, the editor of the dally JU«.< This paper baa tbo rcpulatluu of having tbo largest circulation of any In the city, and Is professedly neutral, but really leans toward the • Qreenuackcrs. Mr. Chapin shook his head as much as to say, “You don’t get any opinion here.” “flow will ihe majority of the Orccnbackers hero go this fall I” ■ “Can’t tell. That’s, one of tho things no man can find out. They will divide up some, to be sure. There will be the regular section, the Ewing section, und the Foster section. Which will get the most ot them, Xdo nut know. There are two or throe things lately that 1 don’t un derstand; among them, the action of Dona Piatt In advocating greenbacks. These things must bo explained' before I can give an opin ion.” It is only necessary to_ add, at the close of this letter, that tho sensational stories gotten up by the Cincinnati Enquirer In regard to overtures and promises concerning the Adju tant-Generalship and Hie doing away with inde pendent companies In case of Republican suc cess. are pronounced as without the least possi ble foundation. It U probable that certain par ties approached Mr. Foster, and recommended mid urged tho name of i.'upt. Bunker, of this city, bs~a suitable candidate for Adjutant Gen eral. There is no doubt but ho would be a suit . utile gentleman for Unit allien, but Mr. Foster Is not the man to promise anything of tho kind so early in tho day as this; and the story Is therefore senseless. UAitr. IOWA. Dbs Moines, la., July 17.—A special dis patch to the State Jif/jUter from Oakaloosa says t'rof. Carpenter positively declines to accept tho i’rohlbitlouist nomination for Governor, and has notified those nominating him of bis decision. Spretat Corretpondtnes of Tht TrUmns. . Dbs Moines, la., July 10.—It is understood. In Democratic strictly private circles here that Uie lion. John T. Sloncman, of Clayton County, will be placed on the Democratic ticket lor Su preme Judge, vice Reuben Noble, declined; that Is, if he can be persuaded to offer himself as a sacrifice, and become Uio corpse of a dismal funeral In October. That ho Is decldcdlv dis inclined, la evidenced hr tho fact that Noble’s declination was in the hands ot tbo Central Committee more than a month ago, hut withhold that a successor might be secured. It Is doubtful if Mr. Stoueman will accept. He Is au able man, but has uo asplraUon for the bar ren honor which would come of such a nomina tion. lie declined to allow bis name to be used for Governor; ho probably will do likewise now. There are those who say the wnole Democratic ticket will go by default before October, end tho Democrats go over In a body to the Green backora without formal action. It must bo con ceded it begins to look a little that way. Judge Trimble, who was In the city yesterday, aaya he will not withdraw unless tho party request It; which Is a very lawyerliko statement, Implying mure bv what was not said then what was. A State Convention of tho Greenback Union Lanor. party has beep'called, at Marshalltown, Aug. 12, of “chartered'clubs organized In tho State,each Club organized before Aug. 0 to send one delegate. It calls only those Green backers tp 'come who have tho backbone to stand up uml say, “ The cursed bonds must go, to set the poor man free.” This Is evidently a move of the “Brick” Pomeroy wing of the party, who withdrew from the Blato Conven tion here in May, ami went off mid adopted a Jilatform of its own. It la evident that the Flat allows don’t know whut they want. i lUWKBTB. WISCONSIN. Sx>tci n l Dlnatch 10 Tht JVf&un*. * Madison, Wlb.» July 17.—Bztenslve prepara tions are nuking for the meeting of the State Convention next Wednesday, and ttie mass* meeting to celebrate tbe twenty-fifth birthday of the Republican party. At a largoly-titoud cd meeting of citizens tbis morning various •committees were appointed to make necessary Jarrangetueuls. Reports from various parts of •the Slate Indicate that nu Immense con* 'course of people will > bo present. 'Largo delegations from Rock, Jailer .sun, Columbia, Sauk, and Milwaukee Counties •with brass bunds bare uotUlcd thu Committee ot their intention of coming. The citizens of ■ Madison will, If tbe hotels aro unsble to ac commodate them, take people to their homes, so that none coming to the celebration will lack for accommodation. Among the speakers will bo Senttors Chandler, Carpenter, and Cameron, Congressman William*, of Wisconsin, and Con* pressman Burrows,of Michiuan. Other Congresi men from this Stale luvo boon Invited und will doubtless be present, The Stale Convention will meet at noun, and sooukum in the park, where nn immense stand will be erected, will commence at 11 p. m. and continue until late lu the evening. Additional delegates to the Re* publican State Convention have been elected from counties ■« loilowe; Dodge. !3; (Irsut, ii; Oconto, 1; Washington, Marinette, 1. These, with cuuuiles previously reported, representing all portions ol tbe State, give Smith twenty-five out of the twcutj-ctght delegates thus far elected outside of Milwau kee. Contradictor? reports as to tbe delegates from Dodge and Washington have been in cir culation, bat dispatches from , the delegates themselves place them as sboye given. Csu cutes In the city to-night for election of del^ rales to the Senato and Assembly Conventions te elect delegates to the Slate Convention elect ed all Smith delegates. TELEPHONE IN PBANCE. AnoUicrTrintnph of American Genius—The Gower System. Cttrmoonl4nc« .Vftc York Herald, Pants, July I. . . . The author of tlra new telephone, wliose name will shortly be Id the mouths of all Paris, U a young American, Mr. Frederic A. Gower, a natlro of Sedgwick, Me., out for several years residing at Providence, It, 1., whore bo was well known as the associate editor of the Providence Prm. He bad taken an Interest in , electrical developments, and saw tho Immense field opened for the tele phone on first. making the acquaintance of Prof. Dell several years ago. He at onco gave his whole liras and study to tho development of the Idea, aud has worked at It almost literally night and day for two years un til he has achieved a success bayond bis expecta tions. He is still in appearance under 80, 1011, strongly built, athletic, Is President of the Nar rsgausott Boat Club at Providence, and well known among the amateur oarsmen on tho Seine. Kccelving the Herald representative with an easy courtesy, be gave so dear an account of matters that ttio interview la bora given as near ly as possible as It occurred: “It seems, Mr. Qower, that the Government bare taken a step in advance in regard to tho telephone I" “Yes; they appear to be ready to move, at last." “Is it correct, as reported, that they havo au thorized you to run wires for your telephone, notwithstanding tho Government monopoly of all electric communication!" “That is about the size of it." “Has any such privilege over been granted oeforol" “No; lam told (bat this is the first case of tho kind In France." “This seems to be a very blsh compliment to you, Mr. Gower, ana, considering that you area foreigner, It is quite astonishing. A good mnnv people id the united blates will be interested to know about it, and X should be glad to have some particulars." “ Well, the facts are simple enough., Bell’s telephone was not taken up on any largo scale In this country for two reasons. One was that it was not loud enough, and tho oilier that the patent was unfortunately too late to bo of legal value. Edison's telephone, through a wonder fully Ingenious Instrument, required the use of battery and constant regulation. Inm told that the matter of regulation has since been much improved, but of course the bat tery remains, und that is a serious objection In tbts country Id the popular mind. 'When X came here in June, 1878, I had been studying for a year or mure at ideas of increasing the loudness of a telephone on the 8011, or magnetic principle, and also of making it give, its own signal to attract attention. On this lost point I made several oxoerlmcnts at tho Mason «fc Ham lin organ factory, at Cambrldgeport. In Au gust, 1877, without coming to anything of value. 1 found tiers Mr. Cornelius Koosovclt, of New York, who bad taken up Prof. Dell’s in terests in Franco mid soent a considerable amount of money in finding out that Bell’s patent had no legal value here, because the telephone had become well known before the patent was issued. On bearing of my experi ments be took an interest iu them, furnished facilities for carrying them on, and Drought tho results to the attenuon of the Government." “ How does your Invention differ from Boll’s and Edison's I" “ It differs from Bell’s In everything but tbo fundamental principle and has no resemblance at all to Edison’s. I’rof. Dell in Boston and Elisha Gray In Chicago conceived the ides of throwing a current of electricity into waves or undulations, instead of breaking lb Into shocks *br pulsations, as is done In the Morse and other telegraphic systems. I don’t know who had me idea first, but Bell made the first succcss ftl instrument to transmit the human voice onthliplan. He used a plate of iron before the pole or polos of a magnet. Talking against the plate threw It Into vibration, and these vibration generated undulatory currents of elcctrUy In the coils' Upon the poles of the magnet, and sent them along'the line to a similar apparatus at the other station. Faraday know that tho currents could be generated by movement of the iron plate before the pules, but bo. seems not to have known that such currents could* be applied to transmitting the human voice along the line. Bell and Gray pro ceed upon this Idea, and- their Instruments' are tbo same both fpr receiving and transmit ting. Ualsou uses these Instruments.,for re ceiving, but ho gooerau:s_thecurrfnt by means of a battery placedin the circuit'WUh a.but ton of carbon'between two plates of Iron. Talking against this arrangement sots tho front plate Into vibration, and varies the pres sure upon the carbon. found that this variation changes the electrical resistance of current upon the llnej as in the magnet tele phones. “My Idea has been to stick to the magnet principle, and to produce a magnet strong enough to allow the battery to bo dispensed with. I felt sure tbatT should then bo able to make the telephone give a sound loud enough to attract 'attention. The common form of horse-shoe magnet seemed to mo all wrong, if - great strength was tbo object in view. Ampere laid down tho hypothesis, forty years ago, that magnetism is the circulation ot currents of electricity (n a direction at right angles to the axis Joining the poles. To conform to this circular tendency tho body of the magnet ought to bo as nearly circular as possible, aud nut made up of two arms or poles lying nearly parallel. So I made my magnet circular, amt got a very good result. Baton trying the idea further 1 found that astlll better result was obtained by a total divergence of the poles from the centre of the circle, so that tho form which we have finally adopted.consists slmnlv of a half-circle, with two srms bent straight In to the centre, whore they nearly touch each other. A magnet made lo this form from steel of tho proper quality can be made to lilt twelve to fourteen times its weight, whereas a Hit of nine times its weight has been consid ered very good work for a permanent magnet hitherto. This development ot power has, as I expected, enabled us to got rid of the buttery, both (or talking and signaling. We find tho loudness of the voice in these Instruments suffi cient for all practical purposes, the volume of sound on a lino ot ten miles being about tho same as that of a speaking tube at SOU feet dis tance. “For the signaling we have proceeded on the theorv that the vibration of tbe diaphragm in a telephone Is chlclly due to molecular changes in the iron, and not to the movement of the dls- Cbraghm as a whole. This, oa you know, has cen very much disputed. The Count du Monci holds the molecular theory, while Prof. Tyndall denies that tliat form of vibration can produce audible sound, such as we get from this i instrument. Mr. Preectsandmonv others in Lou don, hold that a mere molecular disturbance In the structure of the Irou cannot produce audible sound at all. And so the argument goes ou. I make no pretense to scientific at tainment, but 1 have satisfied myself that it Is the molecular change in the Iron of the receiv ing telephone which produces the sound, and so I interred that some sound-prodmlng agency could bo fastened directly upon the diaphragm without injuring iu qualities as a re ceiver. Experiments showed tho most ef fective form of such sound-producers to bo a reed like that of a. parlor organ, cased in a tin tube and soldered upon the under surface of the diaphragm as near the poles of tbe magnet os possible. The diaphragm is damped upon a metal disc and the disc screwed luto a metal box, so that the whole affair is perfectly solid, uud not at all DUo an acoustic instrument In appearance. Placing the reed upon the dia phragm rcduceswbabwe used to cull the ‘auuur lluous vibration’of the diaphragm iu the first .telephone, and thus enables us to use a flexible tube to speak into, without too groat loss of dlstlctuess. Thus we have the mouth of tho telephone entirely closed except (or this tube. To make the signal one has only to blow into the tube, as into an ordinary sneaking-lube. The air passes through the reed, vibrates it, mid escapes through an opening in tbe box under the diaphragm. The vibration of the reed sets up au Intense vibration In the diaphragm to which the reed is attached, and tala transmits strong currents of magncto-electriclty to the receiving telephone, producing there a clear, loud note, sufficient to attract attention In any ordinary room or olllce. The telephone Is com monly placed upon the desk or table of some one at either station, aud so the practical re sult is tliat one has beford him a round brass box, five incites iu diameter uml an inch mid i a half deep, with a shaking tube coming from It. Hearing a sound from the box, one simply picks up the tube mid asks what is wauled. Wishing to begin a conversation, one merely blows luto the lube and produces the sound at the other station. No switches, bat teries, flexible curds, regulation of the instru ment, or other complications, aud any one who can use a speaking-tube uses this instrument without previous practice. It is th 6 simplicity ol thy thing which has made it a success In France and Is now bringing iu applications from nil the European countries." “ Will tbe concession be acted upon at once for France!" “Yes. A strong company is forming, and with the Government approval which we now have U is easy to get any reasonable amount of capital. Wo propose making the Farls telephone system the finest In the world, as the field for the instrument here is almost unlimit ed.” '* Haro you patents in other countries!” > “ Yen. Tho novelty of tholdealo it led Mr. Roosevelt and myself to apply for patents In all Ihe principal countries, so that the Invention Is prstty thoroughly paolcclcd.” “ The United States ought to be a great field for you!” ” Frobably it will be. 1 visited the principal cities cast of Chicago a few weeks ago to eee the progress of the telephone system. It is something astonish* Ing. Scarcely a town but has Us telephones, and frequently its telephone-exchange as well. Nothing like it bos been scon this side of tho Atlantic.” '* One more question, If It is a fair one. It Is reported that the Company organising In Parts Is (o pay 1,000,000 francs for the Invention. Is that true!” “ There may bs something In It 1 should have no objection that I know of. But you had better ask Mr. Roosevelt, who runs that part of the business.” Air. Roosevelt, being questioned, admitted that the invention, backed by tho Government concession, was believed to be very valuable, but ho was not prepared to go into figures. He considered Mr. Gower's success something ex traordinary, and spoke of the granting of tho concession as one of the highest compliments he had over known to bs paid to an American Inventor In France. Following upon thU appli cations for telephone connection were already upon tile from the leading bankers and others, tho Rothschilds heading the list, and there was uo reason to doubt the immediate success of the Invention commercially. There had been talk of combining 'the Interests of Mr. Kdison in France with tbo now company, but it was yet Impossible to toll wbat might come of it. The capitalists of tho Gower party were feeling verv strong and well satisfied with their position. Ho was not awaro that any particular movement had jet been made in Franco by Mr. Kdlson's representative, bat should expect to see some thing now. They had no authority to build Rues so far as bo was aware. MR. BAKER OF WELLESLEY. A Singular Philanthropist In an Extraordi nary Park—Champagne and Water, Brown Bears In (be Sky, Btablca'wlth Steeples, and the Cave of Aladdin Fall of Tobac conists* Signs. Corretoondenet Iftto York Hun, Wellesley, Mass., July IL—l came down from Boston to-day to have a talk witli Mr. Baker concerning the Health Association, which was to have met here In the early part of the month, hut whoso meeting has been postponed until August or September. Most people have beard something about Mr. William £. Baker, of the lirm of Grover & Baker, sewing machine manufacturers. He calls bis wonderful place boro a form, but it is not especially a farm—it Is an eccentricity. More than any other mun dane thing 1 think a park would resemble It; but there is no park In the world which con tains anything approaching even to the matters which Mr. Baker’s park contains. It-ls a place of great natural beauty, and Its oddness comes of its extraordinary artificial decorations, and Is a reflex of the eccentricity of Its owner. Mr. Baker la a mao of great wealth, and ho has a good deal of time ou his bunds, lu order to fill this time and spend this money ho engages In all sorts of schemes for iho improvement of men and things. Some ol bis operations are strange enough—as, for Instance, the laying with great formality and circumstance of the corner stone of a magnificent pigsty—and have earned for him the reputation of being a Uttle cracked. But he has a very shrewd, bead, and explains most of Ills doings rationally enough. As lor the pigsty, his object in linking an elaborate ceremony with the laying of tho corner-stone of that was to celebrate an historical event, which led to the creation of the Massachusetts Senate; and also to bring to the notice of mankind the fact that the hog is the : mast intelligent and naturally the cleanliest of all animats. Never tiring in me pursuit of hla philanthropic and educational schemes, his oddities overlap one another without evora break, and at the present writing his park of 800 odd acres blooms with $5,000,000 worth of extraordinary things. Mr. Baker’s carriage met mo ot the station and took me up to bis house. The high road soou ran Into -tho pnllanthroolst’a grounds, which were charming. Lawns close mown stretched away mile noon.mile, as smooth as velvet. Tho trees were all scrupulously trimmed, und seemed to be grouped ia just the appropriate places. It was a bright day, and the landscape was touched by the sunshine at a thousand points. But oil of a sudden, as the carriage rounded a curvo In the road, we came upon n building which -stunned me., It was painted black, and certain'architectural trim mings, which a simple art bad fastened upon its exterior, were overlaid bv gold leaf. Several oil paintings were set in glided ovals between the windows, and a highly-colored Apollo drove a squad of mettled chargers down tho slope of tho roof. Moreover, this remarkable building had a tower, similar to those which are attached to factories to sunport the bell, und this .tower wsis painted a mild yellow, as was also a long, low wing, which rambled oil from the main structure with an appearance ol utter uncon cern. I asked the driver what it was, and be sild it was a stable. At the same moment, al most. on the otlier side of Uie wagon, there was tho dash of a pair of gilded lions through the trees, and X learned that wo were passing the boat-house. We passed a number of other wonders, and then I was dropped at a little farmhouse, which looked os If It might have stood for perhaps a century. Less seems to have been done to it than I should have suspected; stlil, tho front door was painted In at least three different col ors, und certain strange tinges shone upon the piazza-posts. A mald-scrvant admitted mo, and said that Mr. Baker would be down in a few mo menta, and showed mo Into a room which was papered In green, spread with straw-matting, and furnished with chairs aud sofa upholstered In blade horse-hair. This apartment conveyed a tremendous suggestion of all that Is bare und unsocial, and was especially depressing to one who bad Just come through Dm outlying land of Buck, as 1 had done. But I had not long to undergo tho sinking of spirit. There was a quick stop on tho stair, and in came Mr. Baker, a medium-sized and rather stoutly-built man of perhaps 50 years of age. His face, which looked full of health, was all aglow; his scant hair, brushed back of bis cars, was moist und shining: bo was drying & thick, slightly gray mustache with a handkerchief, and as be come briskly into tho room ho shed abroad a very perceptible fragrance of cologne water. Shaking bauds with me, be said he had Just been taking a bath, and Invited mo to dinner. At the moment the Invitation was uttered there stole through the bouse the small tinkle of a bell, und In order to keep my host In sight X waa-obligod to follow him rapidly Into Uie dining-room. We looked out upon a marble terrace, which made mo teel as if 1 were at Versailles or Wll belmshoho, and In the course of an excellent dinner, including green peas such as I have never before came across except In dreams,. Mr. Baker spoke of tiie Health Association. Ho said that the reason for tho postponement of Its meeting was that things.worn not quite ready. He proposes to have it attended by Mr. Hayes und by the Governors of all the States, and he believes also that Uie Marquis of Lome and tho I’rlncess Louise will consent to be present at It. As for what Is proposed for the Association to accomplish 1 coula nut begin to tell you all, nor could Mr. Baker begin to toll me; but among the first questions that will be discussed are those relating to pure milk, perfect sewage, und the disposition of garbage. Tho truth la that tho idea of the Coovcotiou has not vet taken a form sufficiently complete to enable me to tell you much that would be Interesting, indeed, the only point that X can recall In regard to this rather dry subject which interested me was con cerning a question that Mr. Baker put to Dr. Oliver tVcudell Holmes about the good souse of mixing the milk of different cows. Mr. Baker told mo Hurt hs asked Dr. Holmes whether he believed in the promiscuous mixture of pure milk, and that Dr. llolmea replied lu tho affirmative; whereupon Mr.' Baker pointed out to the Harvard Professor that aomo milk contained elements which wont to the making of fat, and that oilier milk worked era emlueutly in the building up of bone, accord ing to the kind of cows which yielded it; and Dr. Holmes acknowledged that bo bad never thought of that—in short, the philanthropist trloucd btm up delightfully. Mr. Baker la anything but a dry statistical man, und of his own accord be quitted the sub ject of thu Health Association shortly, and proved to mo during the rest of time that I re mained with him that he Is an excellent con versationalist. Toward the close ot tho dinner ho bad out a bottle of .champagne—to open our hearts, bo said. Uo took uls with ball water, und he said that to his taste thu treatment of champagne with water improved It greatly, tak ing off that galvanic twang which Is peculiar to ttic liquor, and which U disagreeable to him. X tried the mixture, but X did nut like it. Me thought it tasted exactly like ewlchel. X learned from mv boat what a busy man he Is. He never goes to bed before 2 o’clock lu the morning, and he Is always up at 4:60 or 6. In deed, he does not go to bud at all, but throw* himself upou a lounge in hla study and takes his rest there. 1 expressed my surprise that ho should be able to get along with so little sleep. And recalled the only similar case that I could think of—that of Napoleon: but Mr. linker so far from seeming to think that tills wus not sleep enough, dwelt rather upon (lie difficult/ of getting to sleep nt alt. Ho said that ho was sometimes driven to ttra dovlco of wcarvlug his brain with the most fantastic thoughts, In order to cajole slumber.' He would lie down upon hid lounge, aud, shutting up bis eyes, form thu most extravagant and absurd plans for the decora, tlon of his park, and so fall asleep. Between U and 9 at night nrn his nuict hours, ho told me, when he locks himself In his room and reads and writes. At nil other hours 'bs is beset by visitors, who call on business or for curiosity, and keep him Hying from pillar to post in ilia effort to evade tiiera. At 0 o'clock every morn. Ing be goes into Boston to bis office. He makes a sort of little office for himself on tho wnv. Iq two of the end seats of the smoking-car, spread* Ing out bis papers and manuscripts on tho seat opposite, correcting proofs, making notes, mid doing odds and ends of routine during the hnK hour that the train takes to reach the city, But oven hero, 1 understand, the rich man is pur sued, and his trip to Boston each morning is a sort of levee, so that often bo gathers up his papers when tho station Is reached without har ing accomplished a thing. He remains only a coup]* of hours in the cltr. and all the rest of bis time Is spent in bis Wellesley Park, In the pursuit of schemes which his mind scatters as thick as leaves in Vallamhrosa. Alter dinner, wo walked fora couple of hours. As we were traversing a short stretch of vcl« voty lawn, a beautiful brown bear suddenly loomed uo against tho borlzoo Just ahead of u% It was nothing. Tho park Is full of such sur prises. Tbo animal had only clambered up to the top of a dead tree whlcb'had boeu set in tho middle of Its ample pit, and which camo just above the level of tho ground. Wo camo upon a fountain, which was anything but attractive as ’ aoiccoot architecture; out it seems that each separate pleco of It came from a different place, so that to any one who ta versed lu tho foun tain It bat considerable geographical and anti quarian interest. After that wo dived into a thick underbrush, In order to look at a tree which resembled a man's legs, and skirted a bit of woodUnd to get a glimpse of three bird houses. which Mr. Baker said represented the High Church, the Low Church, and the Broad Church. Tho reason why tho bird-houses repre sent these churches la that one is nailed up higher on a treo than tho others, that one is nailed lower down, and that ono is a broader bird-house than Uic other two. Mr. Baker drew my attention to the fact that these churches were all supported by one stem, which was liv ing, while the branches to which they were nail ed wore all dead. Then he asked me U that was not a dood idea for a kindergarten. We passed under a carved arch, like the portal of a ruined castle; but it was on I v the frontdoor of a church that had been pulled down in Bos ton. Tho boat-house was mads out of tho shelves of a confectioner’s shop, and was cov ered over on thc'outside with. pictures of ?oob falling Into thu water; and a cave that ex tended fur a quarter of a mile, in addition to all the splendors that anybody could expoct to find la the cave of Aladdin, was choked up with every variety of those painted woodon images that ars used for tobacconists* signs. I bud not time to visit tho Wonderful pigsty, that padded car which turns tho passenger over and over, and the hundred oilier wonders that are contained In Mr. Baker’s park. . Wu went to the stable, which Is also a billiard-room and a museum, and were driven over to thu hotel. This is ono of Mr. Baker’s latest schemes. It is an enormous place, and will easily accommodate all. the Governors and Congress Into ttio bargain U they come to tho Health Convention. Mr. Baker built It In order to havo a place whore he could make now discoveries in cook ery, and also carry out certain theories in re gard to the laws of health. It Is an educational hotel, und the waiters are all college under graduates, who thus earn in the summer some thing to carry them along at college during tho winter. But with all this, none of Its peculiar ities ore obtruded on you, and X do not wonder that even one season has sufficed to make it with even tbo Boston people a favorite summer, resort. Let me conclude bv prophocying that when the Governors come there will not bo one among them who will fail ol liking Mr. Baker, for he Is one of tho most entertaining and genial of men. TELEPHONE ITEMS. Mr. George M. Hopkins, ot Brooklyn, N. T., during a recent thunder-storm connected tho gnsaod water pipes of his dwelling with an or dinary 801 l telephone, and discovered that tbo electrical discharges wore plainly Indicated, cither by a sharp crack or by. a succession ot tape. ■ This occurred when the discharge was su distant that tbo thunder was inaudible. Tho sound also seemed to bo perceived by tho oar before tho lightning could be seen There was marked difference In the character of tbo dis charges, some that appeared single to thooyo were really multiple.- Often tho discharges would consist of a series, beginning aud ending with discharges larger than tho rest, thus: sometimes It would bo-thus: single crock. The gas and water pipes were used, being tho moat convenient, and at the same time tho safest conductors for tho . pur- Special apparatus might bo devised, hav ing a good ground,'and a series of points for, gathering electricity from, tho air; but In using apparatus of this kind there la always more or less danger. Tho New Bedford Cordage Company has re cently manufactured two four-und-a-half Inch ropes, which contain two copper wires each. The ropes are of three strands each, and tho wires arc passed , through the centre of two strands (or their entire length of 1,200 foot. One of these ropes is uow attached to a cantivo balloon nt Manhattan beach. Long Island, in which Prof. S. A. King, of tho' American Aer onautic Society (limited) makes dally ascensions, and is found to give excellent satisfaction, Thu rope Is wound over a drum, and It uncoils at the aerial car ascends, and when it descends is cotied by mesas of a steam-engine. Tho wire being of.copucr, is of course elastic, und stretches as much as does tho rooe, so there is no danger of its parting, 'flic wire is mado double, so as to allow a return current, and when at the height of 1,200 feet the aeronaut can converse with people on tho ground, the rope has been subjected at tho School of Minus, Coilnmbia College, N. Y., to a strain of 17,000 to 16,000 pounds, aud found to atuud it excel lently. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. Portsmouth, N. H., July 17.—Capt. Jonathan Touog, the executive offleer of the Navy-Yard, gave a reception laat night Id honor ot Senator Tburman aud wife. v Concord, N. H., July 17.—'Tho XXouse to-day by a very large majority indefinitely postponed the bil for the abolition of capital punishment. The Dill reducing tho salaries ot fitato officials was alio indefinitely postponed. * VAN DEUSEN. Kalamazoo, Mich., July 17.—Another suit has been commenced against Dr. Van Deuscn, cx-Superiutendent of the Insane Asylum, by u former patient. The plaintiff claims that Ids law was broken bv attendants, and charges neg lect upon tho Doctor, who should have at tqudeclblm. Kalwrles or tbs Past, An old Bostou merchant ears In the Com menial Bulletin! “Speaking ol salaries, the highest one I oyer knew paid to a salesman was 800,000 a year. This was paid In war-times to & dry-goods mao, uml he used to boast Umt bo and the President of tbo Hutted States wore the only persons la tbu country receiving so much for their services. I know a man who for years received annually 817,000 for his labors as a salesman. 1 think It would puzzle him to-dav to par his board-bill regularly. Within a few days 1 saw a mao who received at one time a salary of SIO,OOO. He was well un In hU trade, but to-day be la simply a beer-drinker. l ’ The JabloohkofT Electric Light. In whatever way tbo argument over the elec tric light may run, the Jablochkoll shareholders have no right to complain. The net receipts ot the European Company for the ulnu mouths of 1878 were l.l‘ij,ooo francs, including 1.580.000 francs obtained by the sale of the Uussleu patent. The Directors, who are caatlous men, applied oyer 700,000 francs in balancing the ex penses Incurred at the beginning ol their onero lions. The general expenses ot the nine months were 900,000 irancs, and the net balance of 400,- 000 francs passed to the shareholders. Cheep Dread lu England. A London Journal congratulates the country that, fur the first In the history of the nation, a time of general Ibuslucss duress Is not made worse by hlgh-prlccd bread. It aayst “The lout which, thanks to American corn, the people can put on their tables, today, Is a bigger and better loaf than they have ever been able to put on their tables undo* similar circumstances Be fore.” Ealthful to Death MoMasters, su Ohio temperance lecturer, waa taben suddenly ill lu a rellruan car,und a physi cian told blm that a glass of brandy was the only thing that would save bis lifo: l>Mt he re fused to take the liquor and died.