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THE NEWS*
TEE
sixtieth annual meeting of the
American Colonization Society was held
at Washington on the evening of the 16th.
The total number of emigrants forwarded
to Africa since is organization is 15,125.
O.v the 10th, Mr. Brown, the millionaire
Coal King, of Pittsburgh, estimated the
loss by the breaking up of the ice in the
Monongaliela and Ohio Rivers between
Pittsburgh and Cairo at over $10,000,000.
At Pittsbuigh, on the same day, several
persons lost their lives.
ON the night of the 14th, the town of
EilcnlHIrg, in the Pennsylvania oil regions,
was almost totally destroyed by fire. Loss,
$75,000.
THE Maine Legislature elected Hon.
James G. Blaine United States Senator
for the short and long terms on the 16th.
The vote was nearly unanimous.
A NEW YORK dispatch of the 15th says
that Judge Donahue, of the Supreme
Court, lnul released Dr. Phelps from cus
tody, holding that he was justified in re
fusing to answer certain questions pro
pounded by the Grand Jury In relation to
the Bennett-May duel.
TITE Arkansas Legislature elected Hon.
B. II. Garland (Dem.) United States Sen
ator, on the 16th, by a nearly unanimous
VOt'.'.
THE Legislatures of Minnesota and
Michigan, on the 16th, re-elected Messrs.
Windom and Ferry to the United States
Senate from their respective States.
KEAH-ADMIRAL JOSEPH SMITH, the old
est officer in the navy, died in Washing
ton on the 17th.
A WASHINGTON dispatch of the 17th
says the Sec ite and House Committees
on Counting the Electoral Votes had
agreed upon a report, according to which
the decision of controverted questions
would be submitted to a tribunal com
posed of five Judges of the Supreme
Court and five members of each house,
whose decision should be final unless re
jected by the concurrent vote of both
houses of Congress.
THE New Hampshire State Democratic
Convention was held at Concord on the
17th. lion. Daniel Marcy wasnominated
for Governor and Thomas Dinsmore for
Railroad Commissioner. The resolutions
denounce the alleged conspiracy to place
Mr. Hayes in the Presidential Chair, in
defiance of the will of the majority, and
promise to Mr. Tilden the unqualified and
hearty support of the Democracy of New
Hampshire. The Republicans of the First
and Second Districts met on the same day
and nominated Gilman Marston and Jas.
F. Briggs for Congress.
MUCH excitement prevailed in Wall
street, New York city, on the 17th, in con
Beqneuee of the discovery that the Union
Trust Company had paid to a stranger
$64,000 upon a forged check, purporting
to have been drawn by the New York
Life Insurance Company.
Mil. MOODY preached his farewell ser
mon at the Tabernacle in Chicago, on the
evening of the 16th, to an immense
throng of people, thousands being unable
to gain admittance. Messrs. Moody and
Sankey left tor Boston on the 17th.
A
WASHINGTON
dispatch of the 18th
announces the arrest in that city of Gen.
Anderson and cx-Gov. Wells, of the
Louisiana Returning Board. They were
locked up to await the pleasure of the
House. An officer had been sent to New
Orleans to bring Messrs. Kenner and Cas
anave, the other members of the Board,
to Washington.
THE New York Tribune of the 18th
publishes what it calls the first accurate
account of the Bennett-May duel, given
by an eye-witness, who says the first
shot fell to Mr. May. The principals
were placed about twelve yards apart.
After the question, "Are you ready?"
and before the "one" could be
given, Mr. May raised his pistol,
took a hasty aim and pulled the trig
ger. The weapon missed fire. On re
ceiving intimation that it was his turn,
Mr. Bennett raised his pistol and saying
scornfully, I could kill you now, if I
wished," pointed it into the air and fired
quickly. The duelists then saluted one
another, when, suddenly overcome by
shame and mortification, to the ut
most amazement of all present,
Frederick May turned and hurried
away, unable longer to face his
disgrace. No words passed be
tween the principals at any time
during the meeting, except Mr. Bennett's
remark when he fired his pistol in the
air. As soon as the retreating duelists
were out of sight the rest of the party
returned to the railroad station. A Wash
ington telegram of the 18th says Mr.
May was then in that city, where he ar
rived on the 16th. He was unhurt.
A
WASHINGTON
Associated Press dis­
patch of the 18th says: "In view of the
fact that Justices Miller and Field are
two of the four Judges especially
designated by the Joint Committees' bill
to be members of the Commission, the
respective friends of these gentlemen de
sire it to be stated that a recently-reported
conversation with Justice Miller, in
which it was alleged he had given public
and emphatic views on the Presidential
question, is greatly exaggerated also,
that the published statement that Justice
Field, at a dinner party at the house
of a Republican Senator, recently,
expressed his opinions on the Presi
dential question or regarding the action of
the Louisiana Returning Board, is entire
ly untrue. The Republican Senator re
ferred to is Senator Edmunds, who au
thorizes an emphatic denial of the whole
story. Justice Field's remark on that
occasion was simply to the effect that he
believed there was good sense and pa
triotism enough in the two houses of
Congress to devise some plan by which
all existing or apprehended difficulties
could be peaceably and satisfactorily ad
justed."
On the 10th, the Massachusetts Legis
lature elected George F. Hoar to succeed
Mr. Boutwell in the United States Senate
on the 4th of March. The Senatorial con
test in Tennessee also closed on the 19th,
and resalted in the election, on the sev
enty-third ballot, of James G. Bailey to
fill the vacancy in the United State9 Sen
ate caused by the death of Andrew John
son. The Nebraska Legislature, on the
18th, elected Alvin Saunders United
States Senator, to succeed Senator Hitch
cock, whose term will expire on the 4th
of March.
IT is said that President Grant has
stated that he will sign the bill providing
for counting the Electoral vote in case it
passes both houses of Congress.
R. G. DufTifc Co., in their annual cir
cular, state that business failures in the
United States for 1876 numbered 9,
against 7,740 in 1875. The total liabili
ties of these failures were, in 1870, $191,
117,786 in 1875, $201,060,8S3.
THE
dead body of Charles Collins, Chief
laftMwr of tin UM Sim* A Mktotgan
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Present Series:
Southern Railroad, was foutad in his house
in Cleveland, Ohio, on the morning of the
20th, with the appearance of having been
lifeless twenty-four hours. One revolver
was held fast in his hand, while another
and a razor lay nearby him on the bed. A
telegram says it was an undoubted suicide
by shooting. It is supposed the anxiety
on account of the late accident at Ashta
bula had made him deranged. His family
was absent at the time of the suicide.
Gov. HENDRICKS was interviewed on
the 21st relative to the plan proposed by
the Joint Committee of Congress for ad
justing the Presidential question, and is
said to have expressed himself gratified
that
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so fair a bill had been reported,"
and he thought it would be accepted by
the country.
THE lower house of the Illinois Legis
lature, on the 29th, passed a resoution—
85 to GO—indorsing the compromise plan
proposed to Congress for counting the
Electoral yotc.
XIOTJII
On the 16th, Sheriff Ilandee refused
to recognize the writ of habeas corptt* is
sued by Judge Shaw to bring before him
the Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms of the
Republican Senate, who were in the
Parish Prison. In the Democratic House,
a joint resolution was unanimously
passed to the effect that the policy of fair
treatment toward the colored people of
the State, promised by Gov. Nicholls, is
indorsed and will be strictly adhered to by
the Legislature. In the evening, the
six Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms of the
Senate were released on bail. Late at
night Gov. Packard sent a communication
to Gen. Augur, pledging himself, on be
half of the State Government represented
by him, to consent that matters should re
main in their present condition until the
Congressional committees at present in
Louisiana return and submit their reports.
President Grant, on the 16th, received tel
egrams from Gen. Augur, conveying in
formation that Gov. Packard had
applied to him for assistance to
reinstate the Supreme Court in the
building of which they had been
dispossessed, and to therewith enforce
Packard's proclamation, and that he had
informed Gov. Packard that he did not
understand his instructions as authorizing
the use of troops for any such purpose,
but he had referred the matter to the
President. The President replied to Gen.
Augur that his understanding of his in
structions was correct, and that the forces
under his command were not to be used
except to prevent a breach of public peace
by either of the opposing political parties.
New Orleans dispatches of the 17th say
all danger of collision between the two
Governments was regarded as past for the
present. Gen. Augur replied to Gov.
Packard's letter of the preceding day, and
gave his understanding of certain facts
alluded to by the Governor. In the Re
publican House, Barrett and Kennedy,
who had gone over to the Democratic
House, were expelled. In the Democratic
Senate, Mr. Eustis introduced a resolu
tion setting forth that
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one Packard,
falsely assuming to be Governor, had,
by means of a scandalous and libel
ous publication, purporting to be
a proclamation addressed to the General
Assembly and the lawful nutim'Stics,
sought to bring them into contempt, and
instructing the Committee on the Judi
ciary to inquire whether said Packard by
authorizing said scandalous and libelous
publication has not committed a breach
of the privileges of this body, and what
means, if any, should be taken to punish
said Packard for said contempt, and to
maintain the dignity and authority of this
body." So ordered. The House bill in
reference to the protection of colored
people was passed unanimously.
In obedience to the orders of Gen. Au
gur, the State Librarian who was deposed
by the Nicholls Government on the pre
ceding day was, on the 20th, reinstated by
the Nicholls authorities. L. J. Barron,
of Nachitoches Parish, left the Republi
can House on the 20th, and was sworn in
and seated by the Democratic House.
CDirO'XixittSxoNAXi.
ON the 16th, a petition was pre
sented in the Senate from D. H. Chamher
Uin, R. IT. Greaves, F. L. Cardoza, R. ii. Elli
ott, John R. Talbot and others, of South
Carolina, In reply to and denying the allega
tions in a petition of Wade Hampton and
others previously presented to the Senate.
resolution was submitted and referred
recognizing the Chamberlain Government
in South Carolina as the lawful government
of the Stite. The message of the President
in regard to the occupation of Petersburg
by the military on election day was taken
up, and, after debate, a resolution wu*
adopted instructing the Judiciary Commit
tee to examine whether the construction of
laws touching the elective franchise, as
promulgated by the Attorney-General in
order of Sept. 7, be correct... .In the
House, a bilt wa* introduced and referred
removing the political disabilities of women.
A report was made from the Judiciary Com
mittee relative to the refusal of Wells An
derson, Cassanavc and Kenner, members of
the Louisiana Returning Hoard, to produce
before the House Committee in Louisiana
ertain papers demanded by such commit
tee, and the report was accompanied by. a
resolution that such named gentlemen be
brought before the bar of the House for eon
tempt a running debate ensued on the re
port and resolution, after which the previous
question was seconded and the resolution
weut over to the 17th.
ON the 17th, several private bills
were passed in the Senate. Mr. Morton
made a statement that the appropriation to
carry on the investigations by the Commit-
Privileges and Elections was ex­
hausted, and that a Senate bill making ad
ditional appropriations was delayed In the
House, and the tub-commit'ee in Louisiana
uld not go on with its investigation with
out money. The r- port of the Committee
on Rules revising the rules for the govern
ment of the Senate was further coufltdered,
amended and agreed to Bills were intro
duced in the House—to provide for
the organization of the Territory of
Oklaham» extending the time of
payment for public lands in cases where the
crops have been destroyed by grasshoppers
establishing a land district in the Hl-ck
Mills. The resolution reported by the Ju
diciary Committee for trie arrest of the
members of the Returning Board of Louisi
ana, and their production before the bar of
the House to answtr for contempt, was,
after considerable debate, adopted by a party
vote—158 to 89. Some of the Senate amend
ments to the Contingent Deficiency bill were
concurred in, and others were rejected.
ON the 18th, in the Senate, a peti
tion was presented from the Democratic
Presidential Electors of Florida, claiming
that they had been legally elected, and ask
ing that the vote cast by them, as Electors,
for President and Vice-President counted,
instead of that cast by the Electors on the
other side. A Conference Committee was
appointed on the House amendments to the
Contingent Fund Deficiency bill. A bill
WJB passed amending the Pension law, so
as to remove the disabilities of those who,
having participated in the rebellion, have
since enlisted in the army of the United
State® and become disabled. The special
committee on the subject of counting the
Electoral votes made their report, which
was signed by all the members
of the joint committee with one exception
(Mr. Morton)....The report of the House
and Senate Committees on counting the
Electoral votes was made to the House, re
committed aud ordered printed.
sesflaasts
ON
tbe 19th, in the Senate, the
House bill making appropriations for the
Consular and Diplomatic service of tbe Gov
ernment for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1878, was amended and passed. A bill was
introduced for the relief of settlers on pub
lic lands under the Pre-emption law. Dur
ing the discussion of a resolution intro
duced by Mr. Wallace in regard to the count
of the Electoral vote, Mr. Bogy said "the
character of Packard in New Orleans was
that of an infamous robber," which senti
ment was applauded in the gallery on the
right of the Chair, whereupon the Sergeaut
at-Arms was instructed to and did clear
the gallery #n the right of the
chamber. Messrs Sherman and Mor
ton, in subsequent remarks, spoke in
defense of the character of Gov. Packard.
The report of the Conference Committer on
the bili making appropriations to defray cer
taiu deficiencies in the contingent fund of
the House was agreed to In the House, a
resolution was adopted, without division,
discharging William Orton from the custody
JA the Sergeant-at-Arms. J. Madison Wells
and Thos. C. Anderson were brought before
the bar of the house, and answered a ques
tion propounded by the Speaker to the effect
that they would prefer to postpone further
answer until the remaining members of the
Board should arrive in Washington. The
report ot the Conference Committee on the
Contjogent Fund Deficiency bill was agreed
to.
ON the 20th, in the Senate, the
message of the President in regard to the
occupation of Petersburg by the military
on
election day was discussed by Messrs. With
ers and Morton, after which the bill reported
by the special committee in regard to the
Electoral vote was taken up, and Mr. Ed
munds had read the twelf'h article of the
Constitution, which article the bill proposed
to execute, aud he then entered into a
lengthy argument in support of the bill,
explaining its provisions. The credentials
of Win. Pitt Kellogg, as Senator from
Louisiana, signed by 8. P. Packard
as Governor, were presented and re
ferred. Petitions were presorted in favor
of woman suffrage In the House, the
resolution reported from the Committee on
Privileges and Elections relative to the pow
ers of the House in counting the Electoral
vote was further considered. Mr. Paine,
Chairman of the special committee on the
El etoral vote, gave notice that he should,
on the *'3(1. call up the bill reported from the
committee, the debate to continue un'il the
evening of the 24th, when he should call
for the previous question. The Indian Ap
propriation bill was considered in Com
mittee of the Whole.
THB XXfVBSTIOATXOiriV,
[Compiled from Associated Press Reports, unless
Otherwise Designated.]
LOUISIANA.
Tbe Senate Committee continued
the examination of the Parish of East
Feliciana on the 16th. Five colored witnesses
testified to having voluntarily joined the
Democratic clubs and voting that ticket, and
that the election was quiet and peaceable
Three colored witnesses testified to nuuter
ons acts of viofence, and that they were
afraid to vote tite Republican ticket. Before
the sub-committee, several colored wit
ne.-^e- testified to violence and general
intimidation before the election in
West Feliciana, and one witness testi
fied to a quiet and peaccable election.
The House Committee concluded its
work of investigation. Messrs. Stagg,
Dusson and Preseott, of St Landry, and
(Jen. Mumford Wells, of Rapides, testified
to the unreliability of Gen. T. C. Anderson.
Frank Wheaton, of New Orleans, testified to
'he indictment of Kenner, of the Returning
Board, for entering false names on the pay
roll of the street laborers and collecting
money on it from the city, and to their con
fessions, but that he was
Testimony was given before
A
M. F. Yickers and John A. Hunter
testified before the Senate Committee, on
the 18th, that the election in Richland Par
was fair and free, and that they knew of
3 intimidation the former had heard one
colored man sav he had been told he must
vole the Democratic ticket witness had told
his colored hands that an one that votedthey
Republican ticket need not expect em
ployment after their contracts expired, as he
claimed tbe right of an American citi
zen to employ whom be chose. Alex
ander B. George, holding-over Senator from
the Parish of Webster, testified as to a
peaceful election, and that the avowed policy
of the Democrats was to give no pretext for
Republicans to claim intimidation.
Henry Blair (colored) testified to general and
specific intimidation in Morehouse Parish.
Before the sub-committee several witnesses
examined as to West Feliciana Parish,
some testifying to a peaceful election, and
others to intimidation.
The Senate Committee met in New
Orleans on the 19th, and, without transact
ing any business, adjourned
to
Gov. Wells, President of the Louis­
iana Returning Board, was examined in
Washington, on the 20th, before the House
Committee on the Powers, Privileges and
Duties of the House in Counting the Elect
oral Vote, aud said there was a vacancy in
tliut Board which was not tilled because the
members eould l'ot agree upon the man
Dr. Kennedy was proposed by the Demo
•its, but a portion of the Board object,
to him there were four members acting as
ihe B.iard, all of them Republicans
ttiL'V never resolved to reject or admit
ano'ther person as a member of the
Hoard no vote wis ever taken on
the udmi slon of Dr. Kennedy as a member
of the hoard it was several days after the
Hoard bad commenced examining the 'c
turns that Zacharic, representing the Demo
uts, protested asuinst iurihcr proceedings
unless the-vacancy was tilled but the va
cy was not tilled Witness said the result
of the canvassers was made a matter of ree
ord, and the re'.urns showed the number of
votes rejected had no recollection
whether the record he refused to pro
duce showed ihe whole number of
voles cast in Louisiana, and coula uot recall
that he knew a single man who y.itcd con
trary to his wialics because of iutimid ition.
Gen. Anderson, member of the Returning
Board, test tied that there was no objection
to Dr. Kennedy bei o i.iug a ni -mbi of the
Bo. rd becaus,- he was not a gentleman, but
beciuse members did not approve of hi
ppuiuimeut witness fav-red suppiyi gthe
acancy, and spoke to several pel sons aoout
taking the place two-thirds of the votes
thrown out were for Tilden Electors a
great many affidavits charging intimidation
and fraud were sworn to tn New Orleans,
hut the majority were sworn to outside
of that cit\ when asked if he
meant to say that in every instance where
a vote was rejected ihe rctu.n, when the
Board obtained possession of it, contained
either a stateim nt of the suspension of tbe
e'ectioh, that there had been intimidation,
or an uffldav.t i.o that effect, witness replied
in the affirmative, saying there had been in
limidation, or fraud, or some illegal prac
tice such statements and affidavits he be
lieved were in ihe office of the Secretary of
State of Louisiana he thought the Kellogg
Electors received 75,000, and the McKnery
Electors 71,000.
OREGON.
CoL W. T. Pelton testified, on the
16th, that he suggested to Jordan, CaBhler of
the Third National Bank of New York, that
he call on Harrison. He told Jordan it was
desired that certain gentlemen In Oregon
should have a credit of 18,000. It seemed
that litigation would arise from the ineligi
bility of Watts, in Oregon, and Bellinger,
the Chairman of the Oregon Democratic
Committee, suggested the necessity of hav
ing money to defray these legal^ ex
penses witness did not know that Dimon
paid Cronln $3,000 and Patrick 11,000
supposes Jordan understood that he (wit
ness) did not want the *8,000 transaction
made public not a dollar was sent to any
State except for strictly legitimate purpose#:
the National Democratic Committee de
frayed the expenses of part of the gentle
men who visited some of the Southern States
after the election did not know that $8,000
was actually used in Oregon on the cheok
drawn payable to Charles Dimon in favor of
Ladd & Bush.
minority
report was inade by the four Republican
members of the Committee on the Privileges
and Duties of the House in Counting the
Electoral Votes, declaring that, in the ab
sence of legislative provision on the snbjcct,
or authorltive direciion from Congress, the
President of the Senate opens, counts 8Dd
declares such vote. The majority resolu
tions from th« tame commit** wtrtdtbftted
It ttMtttrftbU iMtfth
the 19!h that he did not recollect telegraph
ing 8cnator Kelly on the 8th of November
last that Tilden must have one Electoral
vote Irom Oregon,
and Kelly would
BUQllllllig
MISSISSIPPI.
Representative Lynch testified on
the 18th that he was at Kingston Precinct,
In Adams County, from the opening of the
polls till twoi). m. at two o'clock over 300
votes (Republican) had been polled is sure
there were at least 300 Republican ballots
cast before two o'clock p. m., aud about
eighty-five after that hour, but, when the
votes cf Kingston Precinct were count
ed, there were only eighty-live Re
publican votes among them witness
was sure that the 300 Republican
ballots which were polled previous to two
o'clock were removed from the ballot-box
and replaced by Democratic ballots, and that
this was done during the recess which the
inspectors took for the purpose of eating
their dinners. A. M. Hardy, editor of
the Natchez, Miss., NtU' Hwth^ testi
fied that he bad heard Democrats threaten,
previous to the last election, that in
case there should be any disturbance at po
litical meetings the leaders of the Republi
can pajty, and not their ignorant followers,
would be ahot witness charged the Demo
crats with ballot-box 6tufliug at thela6t elec
tion, and said he was in such danger of be
ing mobbed that he had to leave Natchez for
a few days he believed Mississippi would
have ven a Republican majori'y at the late
election had there been no fraud and intimi
dation.
Merryman L. Howard (colored), of
Jefferson County, and Mr. Richards (colored
lawyer), of Claiborne County, testified to in
timidation to prevent colored Republicans
from holding political meetings. The for
mer said he left the 8tate four days before
the last election, as he considered his life in
danger was still afraid he would be killed
should he return to his home at Fayette.
The liit'er stated that fully one-th'rd of the
voters in Claiborne County were denied
registration by fraudulent means, the
Republicans of that county being
thoroughly intimidated election day
pass* quietly in the county. W. D.
(iibbs, a lawyer from Yazoo County, te«-
tilind he was candidate for Presidential
titled he was candidate for Presidential
Elector at the lute election in Mississippi
on the Democratic ticket canvassed ten
counties, making political speeches in them
all, and claimed that the greatchange in the
vote of Missis&ippi since 1872 was caused by
a change of political sentiment among tbe
colored voters had heard that intimidaMon
had been resorted to in tne Sia'eto influence
voters, but he never saw anything of the
kind himself.
THE HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTER
Richard McCormick, Secretary of
the National Republican Committee, was
examined on the 15th and 16th. In answer
to questions, he testified that he had some
knowledge of money having been raised for keeps
legitimate purposes of the campaign not a
dollar came into ihe hands of the National
being def auded out of it." A. Clancey,
late stenographer of the National Republi
an Committer, read the original drafts of
telegrams sent to Oregon, Florida a other
Southern States, the eeneral purport of
which was that, if Hayes received the votes
of Louisiana, Florida and Oregon, he would
be elected, and urging the Republican lead
ers in those States to be on iheir guard and
not trive up the result until the renr.otest re
turns had been received. Some of these dis
patches were signed by Z. Chandler and
others by W. E. chandler.
William E.
Chandler
nalk-pros*ed
by
the District A'torney, notwithstanding his
coufession to the foremauof the Grand Jury.
the
Senate Committee on the 17th relative to the
election in Ouachita Parish, four witnesses
swearing to intimidation of the colored
voters, and two that the election was peace
mi. Before the suD-eommiteee sevcraj wit
Less testified to intimidation in West
Feliciana, and four colored witnesses s'ated
Ibat they voted the Democratic ticket
willingly, except one,who said he had voted
it because hs wanted to stay there.
testified on the
17th tliat he was a member of the National
Republican Committee and of the Executive
Committee in reply to a question whether
he or anv other numbers of the committee
pent telegrams to Louisiana, Florida and
North or South Carolina, tbe witness ri-piied
atlirniatively that he had seen the copies of
the telegrams produced yesterday by Mr
Claneey, but did not remember any others
particularly he, nowevcr, sent tele
etams.j emit .41 -.tbs.-awnilne- ...brfom
substantially to the siime persons mentioned
in those States, but made them brief Ins
-ollection was that he telegraphed that
ves had received 1K5 votes, with Florida,
Louisiana anil Oregon that the Democrats
would attempt to wrest these States from
the Republicans by fraud or other improper
ans, and requested tliein to be diligent in
-ertaining the result, and communicate it
11s soon as ascertained witness was asked
if,'while in Florida, he received any letters
or telegrams from any
National Committee
made of money or troops, which
stion he declined to answer until he had
consulted with his clients (the Governor of
Florida and other Republican candidates in
that State for Congress and Electors) whom
uld advise to give pcrinlssiou to an
the committee, after private consulta
tion, unanimously decided tliat witness
must answer the question, and that there
could be no privileged communications be
tweea an attorney and his clients as against
a committee of the Hohse witness still de
dined to answer and also refused to state
liether, while in Florida, he had sent a let
:r or telegram to any member of the Na
tional Committee mentioning money or
troops.
Secretary Chandler was again before
the committee on the 18th he said he was
not prepared to answer the question as to
by whose authority he sent ttie telegram to
Gov. Stearns, promising troops he declined
to answer bccause of the confidential char
acter ol the communication between the
President and himself, and other members
of the Cabinet, and he was summoned to
appear before the committee as Secretary of
he Interior he presumed the telegram^ to
Gov. Stearns was sent on his own motion
and in his own name his impression was
that he received a telegram from Gov.
Siearns suggesting the necessity of sending
troops.
meet in
Washington on the 34th.
Oswen D. Roberts. Cashier of the
Second National Bank, New York, exhibited
two certificates of deposit by Z. Chandler—
one for $3,000, the other for $'2,U00 they
were made payable on his own order or the
re'urn of the certilicatcs the indorsement
read: "PayS. K. Packard or order. Z Chan
dler." G. W. Partridge, Private Secretary
of Z. Chandler, produced copies of let
ters, which were privately examined by
the committee two of the letters were
read and put in evidence they were
ritten by J. B. Siwckton, at New
Orieans, Nov. 11, and were to the ef
fect that if steps were taken immediately
the affidavits of 10,IK 0 or 12,1)00 Republican
voters could be obtained,showing 'hey were
deprived of tbe exercise of ballot by vio
lence and intimidation the writer was
thief Deputy-Marshal he says- "If you
could send a trusty person here with funds,
or authorize some one to Draw for su*
sums as may be need to have proper t-s
timouy taken throughout the bull-dozing
shes, sucii stimony could be
piled up of frauds and outrages so
amnable as to preclude the possibi.ity of
any Pres dent taking his scat who was
elected by such frauds." The other letter
w is dated Greensboro, Nov. 29, and was
from T. B. Keogh, in whi he says, ad
dressing Z. Chanuler, that he had done what
he could toward g. tting up evidence of il
legal voting in North Carolina, and that a
fair count would show the clccti n of thn
Republic n ticket. He was so crippled in
means that he could not afford to furnish the
means of establis I the f.aud. 8ever.l
other le'ters of similar nitu-e on the politi
cal situation were read. The wUness said
telegrams sent from and received by Z.
I h*ndl were destroyed did not think
there was anything in them about furnish
ing money or troops. Thomas Joinder, the
telegraph operator at Franklin, N. C., re
membered bearing messages going through
so far as he could remember they were
signed Chandler and addressed Thomas B.
Keogh, and were to the effect We 'ink
Hayes is elected, but, if possible, hold your
State," and We think Hayes is elected, but
wish to add your State."
BELORADE
THE French Minister to the United
States has been recalled, and Max Outrey,
at present French Minister to Japan, ap
pointed In his place.
ACCORDING
Col. William T. PeltpB testified on
be
de­
pended upon to see
he
obtained ths rot*
wbll* k* would furnish •Hu,
to Berlin dispfetcles of the
17th, the German Ambassador at Constan
tinople had been instructed not to iign the
final protocol, to be submitted to the Con
ference, until the full text thereof bad been
submitted to Count Bluta* Mil-ifc
Mtved
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF TAMA COUNTY.
VOLUME XI TOLEDO, TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1877. NUMBERS 4.
On the 19tl), the English "ilhthorittfs
issued stringent regulations concerning
the importation of cattle, sheep and goats
from Germany, Fiance and Belgium, the
rinderpest having broken out in those
countries.
A LAND SLIDE occurred on the 19th near
Steinbruck, in Austria, on the Vienna &
Trieste Railroad. About 200,000 cubic
meters of earth and rock were dislodged,
and the railway was covered to a depth of
fifty feet for 200 yards. Two houses,
containing inmates, were buried.
DISPATCHES from Constantinople, on
the 20th, say all the foreign Ambassadors
lately engaged in arriving at an undcr-
Shanghai and Weosung had been stopped
by Chinese mobs.
ITEMS OP INTEREST.
THE latest song is, Two Tramps
that Beat as One."
A LAWYER'S life is brief, but not
necessarily a merry one.
1
NEVER take a pass-book to a store,
but take your pocket-book.
THE wise old man who said this was
going to be a dry and snowless winter
out
Of
sight.
5
Republican Committee did not know of auy
circular havit-g been issued requiring office
holders to contribute money. Mr. Purman
in his testimony, on the 13th, said he saw
two or three Ulegnms signed Z. Chandler I
on tli** day after election, Nov. 8
the subs unce of them was
have carried the State by a Republican
ioritv .preserve
it and keep yourselves 'rom THE
THERE is one virtue about these hard
times. They keep thousands on thou
sands of men sober.
The Austrian Government intends
making the insurance of all railroad
y°u passengers compulsory.
lactometer invented for testing
the milk of human kindness reports
the fluid thin in some places.
MANAGERS are introducing incom
bustible scenery for theaters. Wanted
now audiences that are panic-proof.
MRS. PARTINGTON is credited with
saying that few persons nowadays
suffer from suggestions of the brain.
THERE are no successes that come to
people without labor, thought, care,
privation and application, reaching
through years.
THE Philadelphia Inquirer comes
right down to hard-pan and says that
nine-tenths of the men in the world
are honest men.
"THAT leap year's lost whose low
a husband won,^' is 'fhe'JSWOtit&iii
Republican's moralizing.
PROF. TICE, of St. Louis, refuses
to make any more weather predictions
until summer. Along about July he
can predict mild weather and make a
good hit.
member of the
which mention
THE credit system is one of the great
est curses to the laboring man. If you
wish to keep out of debt and live inde
pendent, never run an account at the
store or grocery.
WITH the new year commence right.
In buying, do so according to the means,
and pay cash. In this way less will
be bought, at lower rate, an 1 generally
a better article.
LAST year one of our eminent pro
fessors stated that wet straw was good
to build fires, and now another of our
emiAent men decides that green wood
is best for fuel.—Iowa Stale Register.
SAYS Andrews' Bazar: "It isn't
Chinese cheap labor that's going to ruin
us it's the disposition to lean up
against the sunny side of the fence and
let some other feller speed the plow!"
CHINESE babies never howl. One
of them can be left alone for twelve
hours and he never moves off his back,
lie reasons that he is left alone for
good cause, and the situation is hum
bly accepted.
CONVERSATION of street boys, both
less than ten years old: First Boy—
When I ketch Jim I'll lick him, yon
bet." Second Boy—" When I was lit
tle I used to like to fight like every
thing, but now I don't care nothing
about it."
"Do you reside in this city?" asked
a masked man of a masked lady at a
masquerade party, the other evening,
lie felt sick when she said to him, in
alow voice, "Don't be a fool, John
I know you by that wart on your
thumb." It was his wife.
THE following is a genuine copy of
a bill made out by the hostler of an
inn in a village in Dorsetshire, Eng
gland: Afortheos (hay for the horse),
3d. clininosansha (cleaning horse and
chaise), 4d. brininonimomigin (bring
ing him home again), 6d. total, Is. Id.
THE San Antonio Herald describes
a scene before the Grand Jury as fol
lows Foreman—Gentlemen, it is not
necessary to administer the oath of
secrecy to this witness, as he is a mem
ber of the press, and nobody would be
lieve anything he might divulge any
how."
AMONG the replies to an advertise
ment of a music committee for "a
candidate as organist, music teacher,"
etc., was the following: "Gentlemen:
I noticed your advertisement for an
organist and music teacher, either lady
or gentleman. Having been both for
several years, I offer you my services."
i. TRUS
dispatches of the 17ih say
Russia had assumed the payment of a
inixad brigade of 6,500 men in the Ser
vian service. The Poles were reported to
be exceedingly watchful and disposed to
take advantage of Russia's difficulties.
Turkey and Servia had agreed to ex
change prisoners.
happiness Is not the growth of earth
The toil is fruitless If ye »cek It there
Tis an exotic of celestial birth.
And blossoms only in celestial air.
Sweet plant of Paradise its seeds are sowa
In here and there a mind of heavenly mold
It rises slow and buds, hut ne'er was known
tion that the British Government in
tends to arrest Stanley Africanus upon
his retiirn. It is said he carried the
British flag while practicing on the na
tives with explosive balls. The Herald
thinks the British Government wonld
have a good time arresting an explorer
who might see fit to display the British
flag in this country, and does not be
lieve that Stanley can be fooled with'"
IOWA STATE NEWS.
IN
1870
CONSTANTINOPLE dispatches of the 18th
say the Grand Council of the Empire met
on that day to discuss the ultimatum of
the Great Powers. Speeches were made
by leading dignitaries, and at last the
Council unanimously voted to reject the
proposals of the Conference, amid 9houts
of "Death before dishonor!" Midhat
Pasha asked whether the Porte might en
ter upon negotiations with the Powers re
specting the rejected points. The Coun"
cil said he could not, and declared that the
Turkish counter-proposals were the onty
subjects to be further considered.
there were In Iowa
A REVIVAL meeting was broken up at
Council Bluffs, the other night, by a crowd
of roughs who shouted tire" just as the
mourners were gathered at the altar. They
were brought before the Mayor next day
and heavily fined.
AT Boonesboro, on the 15th, Ben Banfield,
a coal miner at the Diamond mine, fell down
the 6haft and received fatal injuries.
ELI WEAVER, a clerk in the drug-store of
G. H. Welsh, in Boone, was found in a snow
drift between that place and Boonesboro, on
the night of the 15th, so badly frozen that his
recovery was deemed improbable.
MICHAEL SMITH'S residence, at Des
Moines, together with its entire contents
standing with Turkey had left the city, was burned, a few evenings ago, the family
the Conference having broken up. It was
reported, on the 21st,that the Porte would
spontaneously ofter considerable conces
sion to the Powers, including several
points which it refused to field on com
pulsion.
barely escaping with their lives. Loss,
$7,000.
FERD. 8. WINSLOW, who took that $12,000
from the Uuited States Treasury,
merly
ACCORDING to a recent Hong Koig dis-
travei on the raiiw„v
hptwpcn
LU aVel on ,ne
railway Detween
THERB are now about 4,000,090 bushels of
corn in store between Davenport and Oma
ha, on the line of the Chicago, Rock Island
fc Pacific Railroad. Two million bushels of
this are stored at points between Atlantic
and Council Bluffs, and advices received at
Davenpoitare to the cffcct that fully two
thirds of last year's corn crop is still in the
hands of the farmers.
THE coal mined in Boone County last year
ALFRED MCDANIELS, one ol tne nrst 10
settle in Dubuque County, died at Dubuque,
on the 15tli.
ENSIGN'S mill at New Hartford waa
burned a few nights ago. Loss, $6,000.
TUB Illinois Central Railroad in Iowa re
quires editors to furnish the company with
their photograph to be affixed to their
annual passes.
A FEW nights ago, some young friends of
William Connett, living near Pr..irie City,
played a joke on him, frigh'ening him in the
most terrible manner. Connett has since
been taken to the Asylum for the Insane, at
Ut. Pleasant.
IOWA stands at the head of the list as a
hog-growing State. Berkshircs and Poland
China are the favorites. The crop lias been
deeimatcd by disease, which has baffled all
attempts to eradicate if. It is suggested
that the General Assembly provide means
and a committee to thoroughly investigate
the disease wherever it is manifest in the
State.
THE Iowa Game laws prohibit the killing,
trapping or possession of prairie chickcm
partridges (commonly called pheasants) or
quails after Feb. 1.
EIGHT prisoners escaped from the Keokuk
Jail on the evening of the 17th, Two ol
them were recaptured on the following
day.
AT Burlington, on the 17th, J. W. Bohr,
took an overdose of laudanum and died
from the effects thereof.
THE following were the Poatofflce changes
In Iowa during the week ending Jan. 13,
1877 Established—Arbor Hill, Adair County,
H. R. Scofleld, Postmaster. Discontinued—
Coalfield, Monroe County Garry Owen,
Jackson County Gower's Ferry, Cedar
County Tiffin, Johnson County. Postmas
ters Appointed—Baldwin, Jackson County,
John Hale Corydon, Wayne County,
t5.5O06.5u Cattle—$4.00(^5.50.
INDUSTRIAL., STATISTICAL
AND TECHNICAL,.
NURSERYMEN are cheating Ken
tucky farmers by selling them fruit
trees from specimen fruit in glass
jars. The joke of it all is that the
glass of the case magnifies the speci
mens.
CONCORD, N. H., boasts of a clergy
man's wife who is exceedingly smart,
as attested by her record for the year,
as follows: Gentlemen entertained,
53 guests at tea, 69 at breakfast, 38
dinner, 47 lodged, 39 number of calls
made, 484 received, 505 letters re
ceived, 494 written, 610, covering
1,291% pages. She has also read 90
books, and written 116 newspaper ar
ticles. This is in addition to doing
her own sewing, attending to her
marketing and parish matters, keeping
only one servant.
NEVADA,
To bloom—the climate Is too cold.
THE New York Herald has informa­
the Silver State, is pour­
ing out daily $125,000 in silver, $75,
000 in gold, 88,000 in lead, and $2,000
in other metals, making a yield of
$210,000 daily, or $63,000,000 per an
num. California is producing daily
about $40,000 in gold, $10,000 in
silver, $6,000 in quicksilver, $5,000 in
lead and copper, $7,000 in coal, and
fully $5,000 in iron, antimony, zinc
and other minerals. Its total yield is,
therefore, $73,000, corresponding to
an annual product from its mines of
$38,500,000. Colorado is producing
ior carrylM Wiy II flag in I $15,000 silver every twenty-four
.- I •IOin
iOQQ
to
gold,
Wd
A
369,811
cows, yielding
lons of milk sold. These have, been in
creased
903,712
cows, producing
was
a
for­
resident of Dubuque.
A TWO-TBAR-OLD child of Henry Meyer,
a
Dubuque baker, was scalded to death a few
evenings since by a pan of boiling milk
which it pulled over on itself.
Ui'J JUS I
other minerals, or $26,000 daily,
equal to $7,000,000 per annum. Utah
is credited with a daily put-out of
$12,000 in silver, $9,000 in lead and
32,000 in othera minerals—$23,060 per
day, or $ti,900,0S0 per annum. —N. T.
Herald.
milch*
27,512,179
pounds of butter,
1,087,741 pounds of cheese and
688,800
gal­
10,350,361
pounds of butter,
500,000
pounds of cheese
and 2,016,600 gallons of milk—or a total in
crease in dairy products of
$5,500,000
the quality has also Increased, from the
lowest grade to the best in the world, de
manding and receiving the
grand gold medal
at the great Exposition at Philadelphia.
This brauch of industry is assuming im
mense proportions, and shows that Iowa is
coming rapidly to the front rank.
AND now comes another use for
petroleum. Consul Stevens, in his re
port on the trade of icolaieff during
the past year, states that that part of
South Kussia continued free from
cattle plague. But his attention was
drawn in summer to the several cases
of sudden baldness of oxen and cows,
and the loss of tails and manes among
horses. He recollected that a former
servant of his, prematurely bald, had
eot the habit, when trimming the
lamps, of wiping his petroleum-be
smeared hands in the scanty locks
which remained to him, and the result
was a much finer head of biack, glossy
hair than he ever had before. At the
Consul's suggestion the owner of
several black cattle and horses affected
as above mentioned tiied the remedy,
and found that it effected a quick and
radical cure. The Consul observes
that the petroleum should be of the
most refined American qualities, and
be rubbed in vigorously and quickly
with the palm of the hand at intervals
of three days, six or seven times in
all.
and
IN
As THEKB has been no existing epidemic
among dogs, the crop in the State is about
the same as in 1875—197,509. Estimating
the cost of keeping a dog at 8 cents per day,
the cost of the dog crop is $5,707,203— a
sufficient, to purchase an equal number of
hogs and fatteu them to 250 pounds. With
a State tax of $2 on each dog, the revenue
would be $3it5,01S, or nearly sufficient to
complc e the new Capitol.
THEKEare206 children at the Orphans*
Home, near Davenport. 189 being the chil
dren of soldiers, the others having been re
ceived under the la»v making the institution
a home for all orphans sent to it by the
Boards of Superiors.
WARREN GODDAKD was recently arrested
In DesMoines for the murder of George Von
Fossen, a farmer of Putnam County, Ind., in
August last.
THE Court-House of Ida County, at Ida,
was burned to the ground on the morning of
the 12t.h. The books and papers belonging
to the Sheriirand County Recorder were de
stroyed. Loss about $10,Uo0 insured for
$3,000. The lire originated from a defective
stove pipe in the Recorder's office.
The Board of Supervisors of Polk County
have fixed the salary of the County Clerk at
$2,000 per annum and his deputies at $1,000
each. They have alfo passed a resolution
instructing those ofliccrs to pay all their
fees into the treasury, and providing that
they shall draw their salaries monthly, the
same as other officers.
Central America—in Colombia—
in the tropical valleys of the Andes,
on the high table lands, an well as on
the low-lying shores of the Caribbean
Sea, there is a loathsome disease called
elephantiasis it is not confined to any
class of persons, although it is more
prevalent among the poor, and the
poor of the negroes. The malady is
not only fearful and loathsome to the
patient, it is hideous to behold. The
members of the body become swollen
with ulcers to a formidable size the
hair drojs off so do the nails the
voice il isappears, and sleep is murdered.
For this most awful of human ills a
cure has recently been discovered and
used with the happiest result. This
is nothing else than eating the flesh of
the turkey buzzard, or gallinazo, a bird
so filthy in its ha'iits that the meat it
produces has been refused by Euro
peans who were dying of hunger.
Several of the party who accompanied
Lieut. Strain in his perilous explora
tions of the Isthmus of Darien lay
down to die, and died, because the
flesh of this bird was too revolting to
eat. Now the gallinazo abounds in
those parts, indeed is the only bird
that may be said to abound in tbe
populous regions he is likewise the
only scavenger now he will be ele
vated to higher uses, and it is only fair
that gallinazos, as well as men, should
rise to higher things. News has
reached us from Panama and Cartha
gena of several cures having been ef
fected of this direful plague by the use
of the flesh of a carrion bird.
jrire-rrocu oaie.
IT happened in the building at the
corner of Jefferson avenue and Gris
wold street, almost opposite the Free
Press office. Tbe building is now oc
cupied as the city ticket office of the
Michigan Central Railroad, but it is
doubtful if the polite gentlemen who
there provide tiavelers with piissports
for anywhere in creation know any
thing about it. The fact is, although
the event was the talk of the town, it
happened about thirty-five years ago.
Our highly esteemed citizens, Judge
James V. Campbell, John Owen, C. C.
Trowbridge and others, who were
then, as notf, among the most promi
nent figures of the town, have often
wondered at it. The building was
used by the Bank of Michigan and con
tained a huge safe, nearly as high as
the ceiling, with ponderous double
doors, and a wealth of bank notes and
valuable papers in the interior. The
safe was constructed, in the most thor
ough manner, of iron and wood. The
inside walls were of thick iron next
to this was a filling of stout oak tim
ber, six inches thick, kyanized and
saturated with certain chemicals,
which were intended to render the
timber incombustible. The outside of
the safe was composed of heavy iron
bars, closely crossed and fastened to
the inner walls with a profusion of
round-headed bolts, whose protuber
ances over-reached the
bars and formed
an impenetrable armor. The safe wits
tbe marvel of its day and generation,
and was represented to be the only fire
and burglar-proof treasure chest in the
West. It had stood for some years in
the rear portion of the banking room,
in close proximity to an old-fashioned
heating stove of generous size. One
morning in February the cashier, who
now connected with a bank on tbe
opposite side of the street, and his
force of clerks were early on hand.
Tbe hour for the opening had nearly
struck, when a shout was raised that
the safe was burning. It was
A.
Smeenk Empire, Wright County, John De
lano Glendale, Jefferson County, Allen Wil
cox Palermo, Grundy Couuty, Charles F.
De Seelhoi
st Portland,
Cerro Gordo
County,
Frederick A. Frost.
THE
latest reports from St. Louis give
the following as tbe current prices for lcad
Ingstaplcs: Flour-XXX, Fall, $6.35,37.25
Wheat-No. 2 Red Winter, $1.57igl.57£
No. S Red Winter, [email protected]% Corn
No. 2 Mixed, 40041c. Oats—No. 2,
«[email protected] Rye—No. 2,[email protected] Pork—
[email protected] Lard 10%®
IOJc Hogs
$},000 In
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LITTLE BY LITTLE.
I CAN never do JtF* *%,
Yes, but you cim.'S:
"It is too large and hard, and has
trees,"
That makes no difference."
But it does, indeed, sir," said Ma
rion, half-vexed.
"You want it for a New Year
gift?"
"Yes, sit." i.fr
"For vour fathe^^M told I
believe?" .
"Yes I thought it would please
him."
"Then tell me if it is no trouble
to do, is little and does not amount
to anything, what will he care for
it?"
"Oh, I don't know, Mr. Damescino
but I like little easy sketches I can
not do such a large one it is so com
plicated it is pretty, but too diffi
cult."
"It is pretty, you think?"
Oh, yes, it is more it is beautiful,
but too fine for me to do."
"Enough! Who is master?"
"You, Mr. Damescino and Ma
rion laughed.
You like the picture, but it is too
large and complicated you are afraid
you cannot get through with it?"
Yes, sir."
Then it is settled. You will not,
miss, draw the whole picture at once,
but will do a line at a time—a por
tion, day after day. You can draw a
house?"
Yes."
"And trees?"
"I think so."
And you can draw a hoiw and
cart
If I try, I think I can."
Then you can keep the picture.
You will not do it all in a day, but by
doing a little each day, in its proper
place, and doing it well, the whole
will make a picture fit for a father's
Xew Year gift."
Marion looked incredilously at the
picture, as she set to work, and com
plained
It will take me a year to do it."
"No, it will not take you a year
and suppose it did would it not be
better to have a beautiful picture at
the end of that time, than to have done
a tree on one slip of paper, a house on
another, and a horse with its cart on
another? Great pictures are brought
to beauty by a touch at a time. To
look at a task and count over its diffi
culties is to be discouraged in the be
ginning but to take hold and make
the first line, and meet the difficulties
as they come, one at a time, is to in
sure success."
So Marion measured and looked,
and thought only of about the lines of
many other things to look at—a wil
derness of other work to do and when
the first day's lesson was over, enough
of the outlines was on the card board
to give fair promise of finish after
ward.
"It is too bad!" said Marion to
mamma, after Mr. Damescino had
bowed himself out of the room he
thinks he is so wise, and that I can do
just what he says. Look here, mam
ma he has brought me a picture big
enough for an artist to do, and with
work enough to last a year. I only
wanted a little sketch to give papa at
New Year."
New Year is a great way off and,
you know, perseverance does great
things. The picture is a very beauti
ful one."
Oh, yes, mamma, I like it Irat I
cannot do it. I cannot do ilSl"
"'Cannot' does not seem to me
quite the right word may be you
mean will not."
Mamma! do you think me perverse
enough for that?"
"No and I expect to see your
drawing in a pretty frame, with papa
pointing it out, among his other treas
ures, as Marion's picture."
"Do you think he would like it?"
She smiled, and stood regarding it,
with an air of half-pleased uncertainty.
"I will do it, any how. Mr. Dames
cino says by thinking about and work
ing at only a little spot at a time, it
will grow, almost without my know
ing it, to be a pretty picture."
So, little at a time, trying to forget
the greatness of the big task before
her, Marion worked away—sometimes
during lesson hour, sometimes alone
ofted getting tired, but as often get
ting refreshed. So, when autumn
crimsoned the leaves, and winter
drifted its first snow, Marion's picture
was beautiful and when, at New Year,
papa saw the finished work of so
many months, and heard how it had
been done—not by groaning over the
whole, but by thinking about each
part in fts turn—he felt not only
pleasure in his daughter's triumph, in
completing such a beautiful picture,
but the additional pleasure given by
the realization of the lesson she had
learned in triumphing over difficulties
of life, in all their varieties "for it is
by conquering little at a time that all
obstacles are overcome.
110
false
alarm. Puffs of smoke issued from
every interstice between the rivetted
bolts, and. although water was freely
applied, the fire could not be extin
guished. The room filled with smoke,
the outer bars of the safe became hot
and hotter—approaching redness—
and the cashier, in the greatest alarm
for his notes, discounts and deposits,
worked wildly at the doors, and after
much confusion and excitement,
opened them and took out the con
tents, the fire all the while growing
hotter. To save the building, a hole
was broken through the side of the
bnck wall next the street, and the
safe, by the aid of levers, tackles and
a multitude of men, was hauled out
and tumbled into the roadway. There
it lay burning and smoldering for a
week until the timber filling had been
consumed. It is supposed that by
reason of proximity to the stove the
timber saturating chemicals had be
come decomposed and had totally
changed their nature, rendering what
was at first incombustible highly in
flammable, until at last, the condi
tions being favorable, the whole in
terior burst out in flames. There was
no possible way of setting the timber
on fire from the outside, and hence the
burning of a fire-proof safe by spon
taneous combustion. It was really
more than a niixt'itag*'
Dttfoit Jfu fmUT"""-'
Marion stood on New Year's Day
among her father's choice pictures,
her hands behind her and her eyes on
the fruits of her labor, her face bear
ing the impress of the high resolves
stirring at her heart and the words
upon her lips, as she thought of the
work she had accomplished, were:
"I will never again say 'cannot
for it seems to me, now, that, little by
little, almost anything can be- accom
plished and it is so pleasant to per
severe and to conquer."—Geo. Krin
glr, in N. Y. Observer.
What "Adjournment" Means.
BOYS old enough to form debating
societies, delight jn questions of par
liamentary practice. Such may be in
terested in the following explanation
of "adjournment:"
The verb "adjourn" is oftentimes
"Used very loosely. It is pretty well
settled among parliamentarians that
an adjournment takes a body over at
least till the next day. The primary
maanlng ot "adjourn," aa given by
%h$ goledo §hfamcwr
Tot CHBONICLB
la published at
the
Connty I
at Tama, one of the largoet. richeet. moet
tod populous couDtiea In
IOWA.
It is the OLFEET
la the County tnd on* of the old—I
Bute--baring been established in 1®§. Ite cljca
lation being large and constantly Increasing, Mikf
it a
very desirable *diertl»inf medtan forboataeaa
men and manufacturers wishing to bring t&eir
gOod* and ware* to tbft notice of the peopMfljl,
Central Iowa. jV:•••v
Advertisipg ralea made fan waoa yplieittwf
JOB aPRINTlNci-
Of e*«ry description executed with neelneaa
dispatch. Special attention paid to
PRINTING IN COLORS.
T«w favor* earneetij
aoUciteL
Webster, is "to put off, or deferHo
another day." If a body proposes to
hold a second session on the same day
it should not adjourn," but talu
a recess."
When Gen. Stewart L. Woodfofe
as Lieutenant-Governor, was press
ing over the Senate of New York,
resolution was adopted one day ttat
the Senate hold another session tlpt
evening. When the hour of dinipr
had arrived some Senator moved thkfc
the Senate "adjourn."
Gov. Woodford, having put the mo**
tion and declared it carried, announce^
that the Senate stood adjourned up
til to-morrow morningat eleveij.
o'clock." -...
"But we've voted to have an evept*
ing session, Mr. President," exclaimed
several Senators.
"Can't help it." replied Woodford,
"the Senate has just voted to adjourn,
and this last vote over-rides the othOK.
To adjourn is to go over at least a day.
The motion should have been to tate
a recess' if you wanted to meet befoMk^
to-morrow. Too late now—the Se®|
ate stands adjourned until to-morroUT
morning at eleven o'clock!"
The astonished Senators saw the
point, and went away wiser men.—
Youth's Companion.
The Inhabitaiit.s of New Britain
and New Ireland.
A WESLEYAN missionary, Rev.
George Brown, has returned in safety
from an explanation of twenty months
on the unknown coast of New Britain
and New Ireland. He crossed the lat
ter island, which he found well popu
lated. No white man was ever seen
inland before, but no opposition was
made to the explorers. A difficulty
was experienced in getting the natives
to go any distance from their villages,
as they are so often at war with one
another. Plenty of proofs of canni
balism were found. One of the party,
on going into one house to light his
pipe, saw a woman roasting the thigh
and leg of a man who w»s killed the
day before." The exploring party
were interested in the curious legend
of ti e tribe of "tailed men" which
is met with in many uncivilized coun
tries, but they did not, unfortunately,
succeed in getting any further than
second-hand testimony. "The na
tives," tis stated, "of Blanch Bay,
New Britain, affirm positively the ex
istence of a race of men with tails at
a place called Kali, and deny indig
nantly that they are monkeys, asking
it monkeys could fight with spears,
plant yams, make houses, etc." But
it is significantly added that the in
teresting raee dwell in the interior of
the country, where no white person
has ever penetrated." Mr. Cockerell,
a naturalist,, who accompanied the ex
pedition, had special opportunities tor
research. lie was detained for some
time as a hostage in New Britain, and
found the natives "very friendly,"
but he does not otherwise give them a
good character. They are all dread
ful cannibals, and there is a Strang^
custom in New Ireland which requires
that a chief's daughter shall be kept
in a cage within her father's house
until she is of a marriageable age.
The cage scarcely gives her room to
move, and she cannot leave it during
any part of the day, though she is al
lowed to take a stroll with her near
relatives after nightfall. AVhen a
hief dies his body is wrapped up
and placed in a tree, and the poor peo
ple are put in canoes in the sea to
float away. The natives have large
plantations, and work about two days
in the week. They live chiefly on ba
nanas, cocoanuts and pork, but they
also indulge in human flesh."—Pall
Mall Gazette.
All the Difference in the World.
An old bachelor, immensely rich and
dangerously ill, sends for his notary to
make his will, leaving all his fortune
to an acquaintance not a relative.
"What!" says the notary, "you be
queath it all to him—leave it out of
the family when you have a relative
living, a nephew
"Yes," grumbled the uncle, "a
nice nephew he is a spendthrift, a
beggar, a scapegrace that I haven't
laid eyes on in ten years, that I don't
want to see
for
a hundred."
"But," says the notary, "in those
ten years he has changed he haB
grown steady he is famous he is one
of our foremost artists he is rich."
"Rich?"
"Yes, rich, he doesn't want yotlB
legacy. lie has more property of liltf
own than he knows what to df
with."
That is different. I make him my
universal legatee."—French Paper.
—An exasperated politician, wlO
had been called upon to define his poiji
tion once more than his patience coulr
endure, exclaimed: "Define my posi
tion V Never! If I define it, theneiBB
thing I'll be called upon to do will K#
to spell it."
—The Chicago Times classes the St.
Louis Directory among new worl(»
of fiction."
THE MARKETS.
NEW TORS.
LIVE 8TOCH—Cattle 18.75
Bheop
HOGB
FLOTTR—Good to Choice
WHEAT—No. Chicago
CORN—Western Mixed.
OATS-We*tera Mixed and Stat*
RYE—Western
PORK-Mee* 17.9M*
LARD—Steam 11J80
CHEESE
Sfl
WOOL—Domestic Fleece .80
CHICAGO.
BEEVES—Choice
Good
Medio*..
$5.10 O S&.<
4.50
4.00
«.1C
HOGS-Light..,
Heavr
8HXEP—Good
choice.
BUTTEK—Choice Yellow
Good
Kta*9—Freeh
FLOUR—Choice Winter......
Choice Spring
7.00
Patent 7JS&
GRAIN—Wheat, No. a, Sprisg
Corn, No. 2
Oat*, No. 2
Rye, No. 2 a
Barley, No I
PORK-Mese (New) I7.S0
LARD— 10.90
LUMBXR—-Common and Fenc'f 9.50
Shlnglea.. 2.80
Lath. l.«
EAST LIBERTY.
io.se,
CATTLE—Beet *00
Medium 6.00
HOGB—Yorkers M0
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