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niBL^NUD ITIET TKVMOAT ST 7AM T=rmrq-an» Office on oWrJr»ttro«k,» Clothing Store. General News Summary. FORKIGIf. Aroonr)iNo to A London dispatch of the 29th, the war bad already cost Russia 800, 000,000 roubles. THE Porte has directed the concentra tion of an array of 20,000 men At Timok, on the Servian frontier, and threatens the dep osition of Prince Milan if Servia begins war. THB editor of the Madras Timet, under date Aug. 1» writes that 500,000 persons had already died in Southern India from starva tion, aod that one-sixth of the entire popu lation would die. DE LUCCA, one of the largest merchants in Rome, Italy, has failed for $400,000, and absconded. A PERA dispatch of the 81st ult. says an English officer, just returned from Schipka, says the loss oa both sides from the Turkish assaults upon the Pass would aggregate 20,000 in killed and wounded, and that the dead outnumbered the wounded. Up to that timejieirher side bad gained a substantial ad* vantage from the tremendous sacrifice. THE British Consul at Belgrade has remonstrated with the Prince of Servia on its warlike attitude declaring that, if the Ser vians be defeated, the Principality would be abandoned to the discretion of Turkey, ON the 31st ult., Gambetta appeared be fore the Civil Tribunal of the Seine, to an swer to the charge of insulting the Presi dent and Cabinet, and exciting hatred be tween citizens." THE Journal de» Alpe*y a French news paper, has been summoned before the Cor rectional Tribunal, for publishing an insult ing remark relative to Gen. Grant. The freedom of the City of Glasgow was present ed to the latter on the Slst ult. SHUVLA telegrams of the 31st ult. an* nouncc that the Turks were assuming the offensive along the whole line. They had crossed the River Lorn, and, after a brisk en gagement, lasting nine hours, driven the Russians from the right bank. The Turks admit a loss of 3,000 men, and claim that the Russians lost 4,000. PBINCE CHARLES, of Koumania, has assumed command of the united Russian and Roumanian Armies, comprising the western detachment. Ax Erzeroum telegram of the 31st ult. says the Russians had changed front and were then between the Turkish Armies and Adriauople. COWSTANTINOPLE dispatches of the 31st ult say the Turks were making supreme ef forts to increase their fighting forces, and were quietly, but swiftly, putting every male capable of bearing arms into the army. DURING the reccnt engagement on the Lom, Col. Valentine Baker, the British officer who recently served a term in prison for an assault upon a young lady in a rail way carriage,commanded the Turkish cavalry, and is reported to have managed it admira bly. Since the battle he lias disappeared, and it was believed, on the 2d, that he had been killed. OCT. 14 has been fixed upon as the date of the French election. THE Russians evacuated SelviontheSd. THE Turkish Government has ordered that the fortifications around Adriano?lot consisting of twenty-four forts, be completed before cold weather. LONDON dispatches of the 3d say the Turks acknowledged the loss of 7,000 men in their recent assaults upon Schipka. It was stated that Suleiman Pallia had aban doned all efforts for its recapture. PRINCE CHARLES, ol Koumania, has as sumed supreme command of' the united Russian and Roumanian Armies before Pievna. THE Turks evacuated Sukum-Kaleh, on the Black Sea, on the 3d. EX^PRESIDENT THIERS died quite sud denly at hts residence near evening of the 3d. DOlflERTIC. THE Illinois State Savings Institution, at Chicago, suspeudMl on the 28th, an as signment of the bank being made to Col. Abncr Taylor. The liability to about 14,000 depositors is nearly $3,000,000, and the as sets are said to be comparatively valueless, although on the face they nearly equal the liabilities. A statement of the condition of the affairs of the bank would be made as soon as an examination could be had. A WASHINGTON dispatch of the 29th say?Gcn. Terry having brought information that Sitting Bull, with 1,300 warriors, was in camp this side of the British line, all pro ceedings in regard to selecting a Commission to arrauge for his return to the United States had been suspended for the present A TERRIBLE accident occurred on the Chicago, Rock Island «fc Pacific Railroad, about seven miles from Dcs Moines, on the morning of the 28Lh, by which several lives were lost, and many other persons received serious injuries. A sudden rise in the east branch of Four-Mile Creek had, it seems, undermined the foundations of the railroad bridge over that stream, and a portion of the structure had given way during the night, leaving the rails in position. The west-bound express train came along about half*past two iu the morning and passed on to the bridge or culvert, when the engine, Barnum's advertising car, the baggage, mail and three passenger cars went into the stream, a distance down of twenty feet, and were almost completely demolished. The scene at the time of the accident is said to have been terrific, the rain falling in torrents, accompanied by wind, lightning and thunder. Up to the night of the 29th, eighteen dead bodies had been taken from the wreck, and forty or fifty other persons were seriously or slightly injured. THE Chicago Inter-State Exposition was formally opened, on the evening of the 29th. THB eight men condemned to from two to four months' imprisonment and a fine of fifty dollars each for interfering with the op eration of the Toledo, Peoria A Warsaw Railroad, were discharged from further du raqce by Judge Drammond, at Chicago, on the 29th ult, on entering fa to bonds to keep the peace for one year. THE excitement fn Chicago caused by the failure of the State Savings Institution continued.on the 30th ult., large numbers of depositors congregating on the street in front of the bank building, and freely commenting on the outrageous swindle which had been perpetrated upon them, and showing by their words and maqner that, if they could have got hold of the absconding President, Spencer, or Cashier, Guild, they would have deli with them in a summary manner. Some of Hie scenes and incidents amoug the im poverished patrons of the defunct institution are descrlbed as being pathetic and affect ing in the extreme. Very many, includ ing, workingwomen and laboring men with large families, had depoetted' their, small earnings, during years* of hard labor and close economy, In the bank, having impiieit faith in its solvency, only la find, as the truth leaks out, that they hate bee* sysUmatioally and unmercifully robbed of the frplta ef their toil and privations, sftrd thai, too, at a time, when they need it for the support of selves and families. Tft# whereabouts of Spenc«rs»4 GnlM stffl rft BalMd a mystery,aod Bolt!*?, the Atriftwrl Cajjtyar, who hidnnektowttfcttemi* of ike brn*. iH hncd to pqjt falKappMniMe.Kttft oonM tntbetoma^ ansa, by the 7-^agsaafaBi^ & ,c a 1 1* •CttttMMMMM' 1* pm it* IMMICWML, I PMMUp J* cw*«wbc mem to l*ve tfclt berate!jr "-J»m Wfc»T, u» cltj Mrocr *.,£#*** »ir TBBKS OP BUSSOBrPROVt One Year, In advance. $S 00 Ifnotptid within rix month*...... 815 Six Months 1 00 Three Months 60 1 fife 'if* St aj i-MSaswW J* 1 trt a \m Present Series i VOLUME XI final crash came. Runs were taking place on other savings banks iu the city, bui confi dence seemed to be felt, in business circles, that no further failures would take place. WASHINGTON special of the 31st ult says that Sec'y McCrary and. others at the War Department did not believe the report that Sitting Bull had left Canada and was advancing to meet Chief Joseph. Neither Gen. Sherman norGen. Sheridan placed faith in the statements of Gen. Miles' scout, and were of the opinion that the rumors in re gard to Sitting Bull's return may have been based upon the movements of a small band of bis warriors. TEN blocks of business houses and dwellings in Paris, Tex*, were destroyed by fire on the 30th ult Three hotels, the Post office, telegraph and express offices were among the buildings burned. Many families were rehdered homeless. Several lives were reported lost, but only one body had been found. Loss estimated at $1,000,000 to $1,« 500,000. It is said that a man numcd Taylor started the fire by pouring oil on the floor of a saloon and, igniting It, remarking that he would burn the town. He was arrested and lodged in jail. AMONG the failures at the East, an nouoced on the 2d, were those of the Sand* wich Savings Bank, of Boston—deposits, £1,100,000 a metal broker of New York City—liabilities, $130,000, assets, $30,000 and T. E. Field, banker, of Frankfort, Me. —liabilities estimated at $1,100,000. DUBING August the National Bank cur ren^y was lacreased by an additional issue of $1,301,640, and the outstanding legal ten der aggregate reduced to $358,052,906. A FIBS broke out in the piano factory of J. P. Hale, on West Thirty-fifth street, New York City, on the morning of the 3d, and the flames rapidly spread throughout the entire building, eight stories high. About two hundred workmen were in the building at the time of the fire, several of whom perished in the flames. The fire com munieatcd to adjoining buildings, and, owing to a scarcity of water, the firemen were un able to check its progress until about eighty buildings, including several small shanties, were destroyed. Two men were killed by jumping from an upper story of the factory, and several others were seriously hurt. The number perishing in the building was variously estimated, on the morning of the 4th, at from ten to forty. One woman died from fright. The property loss was esti mated at about $500,000. A HEAVY snow-storm occurred at Wash ington, N. on the 3d. At the base of the mountains the thermometer registered 31 de grees above zero. PROF. WATSON1, of the Michigan Uni versity at Ann Arbor, made an announce ment, on the 3d, of tbe discovery of another planet of the eleventh stellar magnitude. PERSONAL. E. L. STANTON, son of the late Secre* tary Stanton, died in Washington, on the 29th, after a brief illness. BRIO AM YOUNG died at Salt Lake City, on the afternoon of the 29th, after a six days' illness, of cholera morbus. He was seventy.six years of age, and had been President of the Mormon Church sincc 1844. The Church will be managed by a quorum of the Twelve Apostles until a conference is held and a successor chosen. THE Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar in session at Cleveland, on the 29th, clectccl Dr. Vincent L. Hurlburt, ot Chicago, Most Eminent Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of the United States, and selected Chicago ts the place for holding ihe next Triennial Conclave. THE Grand Jury at Columbia, S. C., on the 20th ult., found true bills against ex Lieut.-Gov. Greaves, cx-Trcasurers Parker and Cardoxa, ex-Comptrollers Dunn and Hoge, ex-Speukcr Lee and others, on vari ous charges of fraud in connection with the discharge of their official duties. EX-CON FEDERATE ADMIRAL SBMMES died at Port Clear, Ala., on the morning of ike 30th ult. Ex-Gov. WILSON SHANNON died at Law ence, Kin., on tbe night of the 30th ult ON the 30th ult., at Ossawatomie, Kan., the monument of John Brown was formally dedicated. Senator Ingalls delivered the dedicatory address, and Messrs. Haskell, Clark, Authony and others made short speeches. About 10,000 persons participated in the ceremonies. THE reports concerningthe whereabouts of Sitting Bull were So conflicting that Scc'y McCrary decided, on the 1st, to send a Com mission to meet him wherever he might be found. Hon. A. G. Lawrence, of Rhode Island, a member of the Commission which negotiated the surrender of the Black Hills, had consented to serve on this Commission. IT was reported in Chicago, on the 2d, that D. D. Spencer, the absconding Presi dent of the defunct Illinois State THE President having some time ago asked for the resignation of J. Russell Jones, Collector of Customs of Chicago, and the latter having neglected to comply with the request, an order was issued on the 3d suspending him from the office, and appoint ing William Henry Smith in his stead. E. L. DAVENPORT, the noted tragedian, died at his summer residence in Canton, Pa., on the morning of the 1st His complaint was the gout, which finally attacked the heart A BOT has been discovered in Ohio who Is claimed to be the long-lost Charlie Ro?s. He has been forwarded to Philadel phia, where some persons have identified him as tbe missing boy. On the 2d, he was shown to Mr. and Mrs. Ross, neither of whom were convinced of his identity. JUDGE JAMES C. HOPKINS, of the United States Court for the Western District of Wisconsiu, died at bis residence in Madison, on the 3d, after a lingering illness. He was fifty-eight years old. THB late Brigham Young was buried with appropriate Ceremonies, at Salt Lake City, on the 1st About 15,000 persons were In attendance. MUTlUb A CALL has been issued for a State Re publican Nominating Convention to meet at Rochester, N. T., on the 20th of September.' THB New itntj Republicans will meet in State Convention at Trenton, on the 95th of September. THB Iowa Democratic State Onventioo met at Marshall town am tta 9th, fat soait sated, bj aerfajpation, Jota P. Irftak far Governor G.~l?.T$pei for UMIMIMI AOT ernor N. K. J. ^IlipljlriS Judge and O.tK QWW**, ent of Public Inelreetibn, The ttatfMin p$opted declares & fentir al atfcrivfarny* •mm only flttiiiifriidrifi Apiel W*. wlytiwi sfcrf^ha «ttMaetl|M#oMf antifi 1 IfajrteatiMr litehrtii# TBE V (KV«/r MS candidate for Attorney-General, and the Governor has appointed him to fill the unex pired Ukm of the late Att'y-Gen. Daniels, who was the Democratic candidate for re election. THE Minnesota Republican Convention, for the nomination of a State ticket, is to be held at St. Paul, on the 27Ut inst THB New York Republican Associa tion In Washington adjourned sine Hie on the 1st, in compliance with the President's order. A letter from A. M. Clapp, of Buf falo, was read before adjournment, protest ing against this action as a surrender of their independence as citUens and integrity as Republicans," at the behests of the Ad ministration. THB Prohibitionists of Iowa have nomi nated Hon. £lias Jessup, of Oskaloosa, as their candidate for Governor. For a plat form they adopted the resolutions of the last State Temperance Convention, omitting the tenth. IOWA STATE NEWS. 4Ghv State Democratic Convention met at Mars*alitown, OQ the 29th, and organised by the election of Hon. D. O. Finch, of Polk, as Permanent President. The Stitc Central Committee was selected, as follows: First District, E. Campbell, of Jefferson Second, A. R. McCoy, of Clinton Third, T. Medary, of Alamakec Fourth, A.' P. Roberts, of Har din Fifth, L.G.Kinnee, of Tama Sixth, J. L. McCormack, of Marion Seventh, S. F. Spof ford, of Pulk Eighth, N. C. Rtdenour, of Page Ninth, S. 8. Webb, of Boone. The following platform was adopted: 1. The Democracy of the State of Iowa, tn Con vention assembled, hereby declare in favor of a tariff for reveuue only, honest, economic home rule, the pupr. inacy of civil over tbe military rower, the separation of Ctiurch and State, equal ity oi all citizen* before the law, oppo-itiou to the gi anting by the General Government of nub eidus to auv corp initiou whatever and we be 2. That the destruction of the industry of the country and tbe pauperism of labor are the inevit able fruits of vicious law* enacted by tbe Republi can party. 3. That as a means of relieving the distressed portiou of the coinmuni y and removing the great etiiugency somplainedof in business circle*," we demand the (immediate repeal of the Specie-Re sumption act. 4. That we denounce as an outrage upon tbe rights of tbe people the euactment of tbe Repub lican measure demonetizing silver, and demand the paKsa^e of a law which bhall restore to silver it* monetary power. & That we favor the retention of a preenback currency aud declare against any further contrac tion, aud we are iu favor of the subcti ution of greenbacks for National Bank bills. 6. We congratulate the country upon the accept ance by the present Administration ol the on btitutional ana pacific policy of local self-govern ment in 'he States South, BO long advocated by the Democratic party, und which has brought peace and ha'mouy to the section, and in regard the future financial policy, in tbe language of ourNutioual platform, adopted iu the Sew York Convention iu 1&U8, we urge: 7. The i.ymeul of tbe public de.bts of the Uuited State* as pidiy as practicable, all money drawn front the ople by taxation, except so much as in requi-ite ior tbe nece* ities of the Govern ment, ecou mically administered, being honestly applied to puch payment. 8. Equal taxation of every species of property according to it« value. D. One currency for the Government and the people, the laborer aud tbe office-holder, pen sioner and *oldicr, tbe producer and the bond holder 10. The right of the State to regulate railroad corporations having bei n established by the higher courts of the country, we now declare that this right must be exercised with ilue regard lo justice, and as there is no necessary antagonism between the pt-opie and these corporations the common interest* of both demand a speedy restoration of tbe !oim trieudly relation through just legisla tion on the one hide und a cheerful submission thereto on th other. 11. The righl of capital and labor are equally sa cred alike entitled to legal protection, they have no ju-t cause of quarrel, and these proper relations to each other are adjustable by natural laws, and should no be hampered by legislative interference. 12. That we favor the repeal of tbepiesent Pro hibitory Liquor law of this State, and the enact nt of a judict us aud well-regulated License law instead, all m'»nev derived from licenses to go to the common school fund of tbe State. A resolution was also adopted declaring that, in the opinion of the Iowa Democracy, Samuel J. Tiiden and Thomas A. Hendricks were electcd President and Vice-President, respectively, at the last election. The follow ing were then nominated for State officers: Governor, John P. Irish Lieutenant-Gov ernor, C. C. James Supreme Judge, N. E. J. Boardtnaa Superintendent of Public In struction, G. D. Cu lie son. The Convention then adjourned. THE Coal Union at DesMoines have struck on account of a disagreement as to the amount of wages to be paid, and becausc the operators require them to sign articles to work during the year for the wages now paid. They are keeping quiet, and say they will discountcnance any violence. They make an appeal to the public, claiming that the operators have entered into a combine* tion to keep up the price of coal and keep down the prices for mining. EBNST BIZRSDOBF, a German book-keeper, committed suicide at DesMoines, on the 27th, by shooting himself through the head. He had been sick for several days and is sup posed to have been temporarily insaue. JACOB F. DILLAUD, who was concerned in the Tear-Down murders, over a year ago, was sentenced to a term of twelve years in the Penitentiary, on the 27th, for his participa tion in the affair. Savings In stitution, sailed from New York for Europein the steamer Wisconsin, ou the 28th ult., the date of the assignment of the affairs of the bunk. Much dissatisfaction having been manifested by the creditors of the bank on the appointment of Col. Taylor as assignee, it was stated, on the 3d, that he had ex pressed a wish to resign the position as soon as a successor could be determined on. A large portion of the securities held by the bank were turning out to be comparatively worthless, and a dividend of about twenty to twenty-five cents on the dollar was antici pated. ALBERT GRBKTISCH, fourteen years old, was drowned while bathing in the river at Iowa City, on the 25th. DUBIHG the prevalence of a thunder-storm, on the afternoon of the 28th, the house of Asbury Johnson, a farmer, living near Fredonia, was struck by lightning, and his daughter, eighteen years old, instantly killed. Two horses, hitched to a wire fence near by, were also killed. AT DesMoiues, on the 28th, a son of John Graney, seven years old, was struck by light* ning, while looking from a window. He lived only an hour. THB Dubuque District Conference of the H. £. Church will meet at DyersvHIe, Sept 17,18 and 19. T&B residence of Mr. Stiffen, in Mosalem Township, Dubuque County, was destroyed by fire a few nights ago. DCBINO a heavy thunder-storm at Des Moines, on the 27th, the wife of John Rich ards was instantly killed by a stroke of lightning. THK Iowa State Temperance Convention met at Oskaloosa, on the 30th ult, 160 dele gates being in attendance. The platform adopted was the resolutions adopted by the last State Tempcrance Conveution except the tenth resolution. Hou. Elias Jessup was nominated for Governor. The Convention made no further nominations, but took steps to raise a fund to canvass the State in oppo sition to Mr. Gear, the Republican candidate. ON the 1st, at Iowa City, John Wrano, a fourteen-year-old boy, while fooling with a revolver, shot himself in the abdomen, in flicting a fatal wound. AT Davenport, on tbe evening of the 1st, John Kilfeatter and Thomas Caffrey got into a drunken row, when the former pulled his pistol and blued away. One of the Shots took effect In the left side of a little twelve-year-old daughter of James Tyrrell, inflicting a serious, and, probably, fatal wound. THB latest reports from St Louis give the following as the current prlccs for liiuiliig stapler Flour—XXX, Fall, ?600«6.W Wheat-No. 3Ked, Full, *l.l7fc3 MIKiKtefc Corn—No.2 .Mixed, 35}£fi39e5 •afe 30@53c Pork -«%f5#13.UU Lard SJ*«SJc Hoe* Cattle— H.tMid3.a0t $oi ftvenfe knnwl Taloe of mnalcal iartnoMBto Bade 1b Auto faring tkatat *8,000,000 fraw*.# iTolcdo The Sktfngs Bank Failure In Chicago. The worst news the Timet has been called npon to communicate to its readers since the panic of four years ago, is the fact that the State Savings Institution has failed. This calamity has been expected for some «eeks, but it will be none the less disastrous to the thousands whose for tunes are thus swept away, for, while waiting for the apparently inevitable crash, they have been powerless to protect themselves in anv degree frcm its conse quences. The sixty days rule" tied the hands of depositors and left them com pletely at the mercy of the managers. The institution, whose career is now closed, was organized twenty years ago, and for the greater part of the in tervening period its management com manded the full confidence of the community. In 1872 Mr. D. D. Spen cer obtained a large interest in the concern, and very soon afterward the gen tlemen who had till then controlled it found means of disposing of their inter ests. Spencer secured $270,000 worth of Ihe stock, while the bank itself owned $200,000, and only a paltry $30,000 re mained for the persons who nominally filled the directory and the executive offices. The exact extent of the legal re sponsibility of these persons for the course of criminal mismanagement upon which tbe bank then entered, and which has led directly to the present catastrophe, re mains to be ascertained. About their moral responsibility there is apparent ly no room for question. It was their business to know, if they did not, what their President was doing with the funds which the public entrusted to their keeping. These funds were in almost every instance the hard-earned savings ot the poor the provision made through con tinual self-denial for the inevitable "rainy day." They represented the bread of the widow, the fatherless, the aged and in firm. The hopes of tens of thousands were bound up in the little sums which, accumulated dollar by dollar, and poured into ihe treasury of this bank, swelled the grand total of its deposits, as shown by a hasty glance over the books yesterday, to $2,931,756. The owners of this sum num. ber, perhaps, twelve thousand. Probably there are not a hundred of them who will not suffer serious inconvenience from the failure of the bank. Doubtless there are thousands of tham who will suft't inexpressible hardships from it. Their money has been squandered in wild spec ulations sunk beyond recovery in leck less ventures buried in real estate for which there is no market, and from which there is no hope of realizing more than a fraction of the investment. The bank made an assignment, yester day, to Mr. Abncr Taylor, who will pro ceed to ascertain end realize the value of tbe assets as soon as practicable. There are no means at present of making an es timate as to#the percentage of the divi dends which may be ultimately made.— Chicago Times, Aug. 29. The Recent Terrible Accident on the Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific Railroad. DESMOINES, Iowa, Ang. 29, The bridge on the Rock Island Road where the disaster occurred was over what is known as Little Four-Mile Creek, nine miles east of DesMoines. It is a little stream, generally quiet, and never before known to be as high as it was made by the unprecedented rainfall of yes terday morning and the night before. The bridge rested on a stone arch twelve feet in the clear, by walls five feet thick The bridge is approached from the east around a curve and down a grade. It is thought the rails were left standing alone as the train approached, and the engineer who had slackened his speed till he came in sight of the bridge, supposing all was right, dashed upon it. The chan nel of the stream was forty or fifty feet wide, and the banks alxmi twenty feet high. The locomotive, in its wild clash, landed at th foot of the western side and half buried itself In the earth. Barnum's car was next the engine. It dropped into the channel. The baggage and mail-car followed, passed directly over it, smash ing it to pieces, but going to the bottom, a bar of iron running clear through it. The men in that car escaped alive. Even the lamps were not put out. The first passenger-car pitched head down into the channel, where the water was at least fifteen feet deep. The next car was plunged under this, telescoping with it, and the next telescoped ilf through the two preceding it. The sleeping-car did not go into the wreck, simply because there was not room for it. Its occupants were jarred, but none of them seriously hurt. The most of the killed wei e in the car in front of the sleeper. The see ne at the time of the accident is described as having been terrific. Rain was falling in torrents, accompanied by wind, lightning and violent thunder. The crash put out the lights, and the scene of terror ensuing may well be imag ined. The men who were not injured and could get out, went to work at once to rescue the livine and the wounded. They had to go a mile to a farmhouse to get axes to chop them out, but thev worked heroically, and by daylight had the most of the wounded rescued. There were many pitiful scenes and ten der incidents. One mother was killed sitting between two children who escaped unhurt. Ope little girl who had lain in the water for four hours with a heavy man lying dead beneath her body, was discovered to be breathing, and was res cued and restored, and now shows no sign of injury. The dead were brought here on a train, reaching here at eleven o'clock. Some twenty-five of the wounded came with them. The officers of the road were at the wreck all day, caring for the dead and wounded, and have been and are doing now all that can possibly be done for them. The number of killed is estimated all the way from ten tc fifty. All the train but a sleeping-car went down into the stream. The engine is completely out of sight. A special to the State Rcgitter from the wreck says there were sixteen killed so far as known. Twelve bodies are out on the banks, and four dead bodies are still seen in the wreck, but cannot be got out at present ton* worth forlMQMM organa fqr i •ml tad tetal lliiimiiti for 4M0yM9 bowed inatra to#haa tbn W0,0®9 fraoca.-Vewr- cigar ibsriafiaoakod In toUe- OMASA, Neb., Aug. 30. R. M. Cherrie, of the firm of A. B. Meeker & Co., Chicago, and neire, ar rived here to-day from the scene of the disaster on the Chicago & Rock Island Railroad, east of DesMoines. Mr. Cher rie says: "The accident occurred about half-past two o'clock in the morning. It was rain ing fearfully at the time—pouring down. I was in the sleeper, partially awake, and felt two or three slight jars. I rained the window and looked out, and heard the rush of waters below. I knew some thing had happened, though I could see nothing. It was very dark. I got up and put on my pants, and the first thing I saw was people rushing ont of the. rear end of the car next to us, and it was not tag "before 1 knew the character of the temble accident. Of coarse, everything Ira* confusion, and it was some little time before gioaa.who were unhurt could get ta work and relieve the others. It smut a sioqe culvert had recently been built, aadeft eaofc aide at it was trestle-work that Was beiig filled with earth. The flmnan, who escaped, says everything looked right when they ran on the bridge, but the next thing ha knew was that ne 4«ia lying alongside the engine in the mod Mow. Engineer Bakestrard called to h(i£, .but that warthe fast the fireman heard of hi*, and ha probably died al raid, mi 'Were In B^nmm'a advertising ^annihilated^ up. wen killed, end they w)4 wen waMbr MttileiN anybody 6at of tbia car. Oneof the wn wss caniod jdowa stnam on a smali ialaad, roai which tfd Pfrabaggaga- h.ai»d DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF TUA COUNT*. employes in this car were not hurt, strange to say, and even some blooded pigs that were being shipped bv express were un harmed. The baggage was not damaged at all. The smoking-car then came along, plunging downward, the rear end raising up and allowing the next passenger coach to go under it, and then the next car went under this last coach, and .the rear ends of the two last coaches resting on the bank. There were three cars thus wedged in, one on top of the other. A lady crawled up through a hole and got on top of the smoking-car, with a child in her arms, and got down on the roof of the next car, where she left the child. She then returned down into the smoking-car and brought up another child in the same way, and next helped out an old lady from the same place. I helped her down from the car myself. Out of that hole which she had left, we took five or six oth ers, among whom was the conductor, who was badly wounded, while sojBtal persons got out themselves without aid. All that we helped out were severely wonaded We then went into the car and made a thorough examination, but found nobody but dead persons of whom there were four or five. By this time it bcgiin to grow a little light, so we could sec better to work. Up to this time we had feared that the cars were going to tip over, but we now saw that they would remain up right. We got under the rear of the top car, as well as under the other two cars, and released four more that were fastened in. We used rope to pull them out. A corps of physicians and train-wreckers now arrived from DesMoines, and they all went to work with a will. The physi cians especially deserve the greatestcredit for their untiring efforts to relieve suffer ing. They did noble work. The ladies in the sleeper also rendered efficient serv ices in assisting the wounded. A girl who was pinned last in the wreck was finally released from her dreadful situa tion. About eight o'clock we counted ten persons in that pit. We had to cut out the side of the middle car in ordej' to rescue several persons. There was more loss of life in ihis car than in any of the others, except Barnum's. Eighteen dead bodies were taken out last night when we left. There were thirty wounded, four or five of whom will die. I cannot describe the terrible scene and do it justice in any respect. No one can realize such a situa tion unless he be there to witness it, and even then he cannot picture it to others in ail its vividness of detail as he himself viewed it." Brigham Tonng. Biigham Young is dead. This news has been flashed all over this land and Europe. No other American is better known than was this remarkable man. His soul took its flight at four o'c'ock on the afternoon of Aug. 29, after an illness of six days. lie died at his home, if a man of his surroundings could be said to have a home. It would be carrying charitv for the dead too far, and be too great a disregard for truth, to pretend that his death was a loss, or that the world will deplore his depart ure from it. On the contrary, Brigham Young has long been looked upon as the pillar whereon polygamy rested, Ihe prop without which it could not withstand the pressure of modern civilization. Con sequently, his death brings hope that the peculiar institution" which is now dis gracing the continent and demoralizing, retarding and blighting in every way an otherwise thrifty Territory will disap pear. Therein consists the significance of his death. This hope may be disappointed. Things come and go so unexpectedly in this strange world that perhaps Brigham, in this re gard, may be more puissant dead than alive. Be this as it may, Ihe expectation is certainly reasonable. Very few men have the iron will and vast capacity for management which the deceased Presi dent ot the Mormon Church possessed. His sons are weaklings in comparison, and so are all the Twelve Apostles, as the dignitaries of the Mormon Church are called. Thesvstemof polygamy Is utterly abhorrent to modern ideas. It belongs to antiquity and barbarism. Our ancestors, even as savages, had too much good sense to practice it, but the people from whom our religion came accepted it as a matter of course. It is probable that a great many of the Mormons are sincere. Pcr h»ps the President of the Ctiurch was. His course in the early days of Mormon ism would indicate it. Biigham Young was a Yankee of the most pronounced type. Born in a little out-of-the-way town of Vermont, June 1, 1801, he possessed the shrewdness and tenacity characteristic of the sons of the Puritans. His education was very meager. He joined the Mormon Church as early as 1842, in Ohio. It was then in its infancy. It had not developed into a polygamic monstrosity. It was born of that prolific parent of fanaticism—expectation of the bodily second comiBg of Christ. During the period of trial and persecution, Young stood heroically by his predecessor in the Presidency, Joe Smith. When he led the people, like a second Moses, through the wilderness of the plains to Utah, a gener ation ago, he did a grand thing. That burial of a handful of hardy men on the banks of that Dead Sea of America, Salt Lake, w is one of the bravest and most admirable enterprises of history. One cannot but be lost in admiration in the contemplation of such indomitable deter mination to meet destiny single-handed. With all its Danite infamies, the Mormon settlement proved a great blessing to the country, furnishing a most convenient and necessary half-way house between the Pacific Slope and the East. The Pacific Railroad project owes more to Brigham Young than to any other man, albeit he had no philanthropic or patriotic pur poses. He was as destitute of patriotism and philanthropy as an oak tree. But the march of events used him for some good purposes, and we may hope that his life will prove to have been a public ben efit. Brigham Young leaves behind him a vast estate, to be divided among his nu merous wives and children. He kept the Mormon people in abject poverty, the greater part of them, and appropriated to himself the wealth they produced. His property ought, in strict justice, to be con flscated and distributed among the people whom he deprived of it by playing on their superstition. But nothing of the kind will be done. His heirs will keep what the lawyers do not get. But it is morally certain that the Mormon grangers, once treed from his personal despotism, will begin to lay by for their own families the surplus profits of their tillage. On the whole, then, the public has no cause to drop a single tear upon the bier of the dead Mormon. As he takes his place among the spent forces of humanity, he leaves a vacancy through which the sun of better days may throw his beams upon the people he has so long ruled with a rod of iron.—Chicago Journal. THE new railway station at York, En gland, the largest in the world, is not ter minal, like the old one trains will ran, without backing or shunting, straight through it. It is situated on aslope ruing from the banks of the Ouse. The main entrance, which looks upon the city walla, is from the south side through a portion ISO feet by 55 feet, and this i» approached by a broad drive under an arenway near the end of Lendel Bridge. Hie length of the platform is to b« 1,900 feet, while the covered part of the station in length 800 feet and in breadth 3M feet. The height is about 50 feet. The superficial area of the platform at York is 191,951 feet, and that at St. Pancraa, Ltedon, 185,360 f°et. The roof conaieta of four semicircular spans, the largest of Which is that In the north center, which is 81 feet wide and covers four lines of rails. That springing Item the north walls is 85 feet wide, ana embraces a. platform and three arts of rails. LIGHTNING •and thunder is said to soar milk. This is not exaetfr tjne. It is not the visible lightning th#£ does the work norths report of tdtte fladk Wh(D As sejphere is in a negative ttfcally, or there is pgrgpptyMp.de flcieaey of positive dsctrr close, mu gy, and We have w breathe, theo milk tarm «nir.-*2Mrw Tribune. OM throoghlt 8nThe track, right the tracks, which wopderfrl leap. The TOLEDO, TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1877. NUMBER 3& BURNED TO HKATH. Dntiwllvt Fire In New York Clty A Law Ptu* Factory ud a Nun* -Iter of Other Building. Cunuu4 -Senril Ferkoii Prri«h In the Tlaaea New YOBK, Sept. 3. Shortly after nine o'clock this morning one of the most disastrous fires that has visited New York in years broke out in Hale'B piano factory, situated about tbe center of the block bounded by Thirty fifth and Thirty-sixth streets and Tenth and Eleventh avenues. The buildings were of brick and of the flimsiest con struction, being eight and nine stories in height. The newer of the two structures was built on the ruins of the factory blown down in 1871, at which time sev eral persons were killed. In the old fac tory some 250 hands were employed. No one of these seemed to think of turning in an alarm, and, when the fiist en gines arrived, the whote factory was a mass of flame and smoke. The workmen on the fourth floor and be low got out without*,trouble. The floors above speedily filled with dense smoke, causing moat ef the occupants to run to the windows and roof. Two men, Qreb, aged sixty-two, and Albert Lee, aged fifty-two, were seen to fall backward from a window into the flames, and, un doubtedly, both perished, no traces of them having since been found. The flames, fanned by a brisk gale, spread rapidly, and at ten o'clock the walls of the old factory fell with a crash that was heard a mile. A moment later the new factory was a sheet of flame, and speed ily five factories, twenty-two tenements, fifteen shanties and eighteen etables and sheds were burning. Tbe people of the tenement-houses and shanties Baved scarcely any of their ef fects, being driven out by the intense heat. The sparks were carried in every direction, and were beaten down by citi zens armed with brooms and pails. Graham's silk-factory, on Thirty-fifth street, could not be saved. Robe's im mense packing establishment was saved by a private hose conveyance. The scene was grand. There was an area of fire extending ovt-r two blocks. The flames leaped Thirty-fifth street and swept nearly the entire block. They ran across Thirty-sixth street and destroyed five buildings. Nearly all the houses lacing on Tenth avenue were licked up. At one o'clock the fire was under control, leaving two or three tall chimneys and a few tottering walls with great heaps of steaming bricks and a huge pile of glow ing charcoal to mark the site of over sixty buildings. From the first the rumors regarding the loss of life began to spread. From five men buried in the ruins, the number was run up to over a hundred, and telegrams sent to the hospitals brought thirteen am bulances to the scene—many more than were needed. It is not possible yet to as certain the actual loss of life. Two men were killed by jumping from a window, and three others are missing. The fire men say there are not less than forty bod ies in tue ruins. The number of men on the upper floors at the time of the alarm is not known. Various persons living in the vicinity report seeing numbers of men fall blackened into the burning buildings, and all sorts of stories are afloat. The losses on the property destroyed and damaged will not much exceed $500, 000. In all, eighty buildings were either destroyed or damaged by the flames. The fire began in the drying room on the fourth floor of the old factory. In this apartment the sounding-boards for pianos were laid away until they became properly seasoned. The room was about twelve feet square, and filled with lum ber. The remainder of the fourth floor was occupied by the carvers, about forty in number. These men discovered the fire before nine o'clock. They thought it of little account, and gave no alarm Some of them busied themselves in re moving lumber from the room, while the others threw upon the flames all the water they had on the floor. Not more than half a dozen pails full of water were thus expended. After thus' combatting the flames for about ten minutes, the carvers gave up the work, and, see ing the fire likely to spread into their room, busied themselves in packing up their tools and clothing for removal. None of them thought of giving an aiarm to their fellow-workmen on the upper floors-. The flames, meeting with no op position, grew in strength, very soon a draft caught and hurried them beyond the doorway of the drying-room into the apartment of the carvers. At once they ran from end to end and from side to side of the room, driving the workmen out. It was then that the peril of the workers on the floor was thought of, and they were given the alarm. All the carvers escaped, carrying with them their tools, and the workmen employed on the three lower floors also got out in safety, but some of them lost their implements. Carl Carlinski, of No. 154 Broome street, a varnisher, jumped out of the eiehth-story window and was instantly killed. Otto Pissinger, of 419 West Forty-eighth street, a varnisher, also jumped Irom a window on the eighth floor and was instantly killed. His body was picked up from the sidewalk, by the the police, and taken on a street-car to the West Thirty-seventh Street Police Station. Paul Hess aiid Thomas Ludwig, varnish ers, Jumped from windows and were bad ly bruised and cut, and prostrated by the shock. James Roland, of Engine Com pany 18, had his leg broken and was badly bruised by a falling wall. On Thirty-sixth street at the rear of the main portion of Hale's factory, and west of its northern wing is a small mound of rocky formation upon which was cluster ed a number of shanties forming a minia ture hamlet. The little houses, badly ap pointed and not over savory in condition, were the homes of 200 people who had gathered around them of horses, and dogs, and pigs, and goats as many as the neigh bors would endure without complaint to the Board of Health. At the present time these poor people are wandering without homes or means to procure food. The descent of the flames upon their homes was so sudden that none of them had an" opportunity to remove an article from their shanties, and all were gl|ul escape with their lives. y The Battle of Pelfcitt. A special dated Poredin, Aug. 31, gives the following account of a hard-fought battle: Osman Pasha's attack on the Russian positions at Pelisat and vicinity was one of the most hardly fought battles of the war. The Turks early the fight capt ured a Russian redoubt one mile in front of Pelisat. In the course of one hour this redoubt was taken by the Turks, retaaen by tbe Russians, ana again taken by the Turks. The Russian left wing wasdriven back on Pelisat, in frontof which trenches had been dng, and were lined with troops. The Turks advanced as though determined to drive our left out of Pelisat and turn it. The Tniks began to descend the hill in «fcft direction, not with arnah, but leisure ly and without firing not in masses or lines, but scattered and diffused. They came duwit abont half '"'way In this man ner, the Ruasian artillery tearing up the groups all the time in the most savage Annmt The Hussian infantry fire, which had for «e bat five mutiues- become very -about Begatanee, now began to roll the hill crest lot oar direction, and the "Talis, who lust coming iftto ranM, lMcan to drop rapidly. The Turk ranee now veeisd lo the left and Mjje Russian t»Mh* on the crest of the hflj betweea-Paitiit and Begaiflset oQowaad were l^toMfc&tfor aihaiw, Raw'—1 foyrtw flamed sail JvofSstfaodastonn oflM)*waspooM into, th* advancing Tttfci. TMa moA h*v» Mated fifteen or twaoty minotss, duriaglrhkh time s (toarfttl kiss at life .1* to: w&hdsMSj sairj tin im Faith Diamond." It is said that one of her brothers would not become a Good Templar on any consideration unless he found a rare big stone. Miss Schreiner finding all ordinary means of converting him to Good Templar principles in vain, at last prayed that he might find a large diamond. Soon after the monster gem was unearthed, and the brother, who was a partner in the claim property, was as good as his word. He became, and is still, a consistent Good Templar. Local merchants have offered $100,000 for the stone. The lady is an enthusiastic tem perance advocate, and preaches with won derful ability. Tne Moons of Mars. la Russian trenches. The little slope on the crest of which the trenches were situated, was literally covered with dead. I count ed seven in a space of not more than ten feet square. The battle here was terrible, bat the Turks were again repnlsed. It will hardly be believed that they went at it again, and yet they did so. Itseemed madness because we could see that the Russian fire never stopped an instaut, and that the Russian line never wavered, while the reserves were waiting behind, ready to fall in at the least sign of wavering. This scene of carnage was again repeat ed, but only lasted a moment. The Turks, completely broken, withdrew sullenly, firing and carrying off their wounded and many oi the dead. They fell back on the redoubt, which they had first taken, ap parently with the intention ot holding it, but they were not allowed to remain long there. Another attack on the Russian center had been equally as unsuccessful as that on the Russian trenches on the left. The Russians pursued the retreating Turks with a murderous fire. Then six com panies went at them with the bavonet, and swept them out. of the redoubt lite a whirl wind. At four o'clock the Turks were in retreat everywhere, and the Russians oc cupied the whole of their first positions, beside pursuing the Turks a short dis tance with cavalry. The Russians were about 20,000 strong. Their loss is esti mated at 500 and the Turkish loss at 2,000 killed and wounded. PERSONAL AND LITERARY. —William Lloyd Garrison is remarka ble for his youthful appearance in his old age. A writer in a Liverpool paper says: "No one would take him to be in his sev enty thi-d year. He is one of the young est septuagenarians I ever saw." —"Lon" Hubbcll, "the strong man of the world," once well known in the circus arena, is in the Poor-House of Put nam County. In his time he could hold back two yoke of oxen, and support a weight of 1,800 pounds resting on his arched hands and feet, with his stomach upward.—N. Y. World. —King Alfonso of Spain has welcomed Minister Lowell. After the first embrace, the Kins said in broken English: Yaas, Mseer, Yer Highness—I hear off you so mooch. Craaate uocet! Write pooty grrrand, lofely: Zekel creep up quite onbeknown'—lia! I—votyou saytn'oub lier pas—I remember him!" Aid Hosea Biglow put his hat gently over his face ana said, in a faltering voice, "And even that is not my best, Yer Majesty!"— N. T. Graphic. —Mr. George William Curtis writing of official precedence inhis "Easy Chair," says: "A Senator gave a dinner, and when the moment arrived, he turned to the senior Senator of tbe United Slates, who was present, and asked him to hand out the lady of the house. But I seethe Secretary of State,' replied the senior. No guest in my house takes precedence of the senior member of the body that makes Secretaries of State,' was the lofty reply." -An amusing incident of the reception of the Presidential party by Ihe young ladies at Rutland, Vt., is related by the Boston newspapers. As the story goes, they arranged themselves in line, with bo quets in their hands, ready to throw them upon the President. Being in some doubt when the great men moved along, as io the proper person on whom to bestow their hon ors, they very niturally took the best-look ing man in the party for the President, and bestowed their favors accordingly. In consequence, Gov. Van Zandt was almost smothered with roses, and had to beg Mrs. Hayes to set the matter right. She did not care, however, to interfere, and so the fun went oa. —The story that Moulton is financially embarrrassed, and that Tilton offered to loan him several thousands of dollars, is going its rounds in spite of the contradic tion it got in the Brooklyn Eagle, where it first appeared. The fact is that Mr. Til ton has not offered to loan Moulton thou sands of dollars, for two excellent reasons: First, he had not the money to loan and second, Moulton is not financially embar rassed. and does not need to borrow mon ey. The tale was manufactured out of an incidental remark which bore about as close a relation to the finished story as the original rib said to have been taken from the side of Adam bore to Eve.—N. T. Ex press. -One of the largest diamonds ever found in the South African fields belongs to Miss Schreiner, a temperance preacher. It weighs 288 carats and is called tbe America has at last made an astronom ical discovery that is really worth while. The picking up of asteroids by Watson and Peters is trivial, and was becoming monotonous, when Professor Asaph Hale, of the Washington Observatory, announces to-day that he has discovered one, and possibly two, satellites of the planet Mars. It has always been believed and conceded that Mars had no moons, and this discov ery must rank as perhaps the most impor tant of this generation—the most impor tant since Neptune was located in 1846. The larger satellite, concerning which no uncertainty now exists, was first seen on Thursday night, and was subsequently carefully observed on Friday and Satur day evenings, and its distance and revo lutions were calculated. Prof. Henry positively announces the location of both satellites. The outer one (first discovered) is only some 15,000 miles distant from Mars, or not more than one fifteenth of the distance of our moon lrom the earth and it is only 100 miles in diameter, or not more than 1.4000 as large as our moon. It must make an insignificant appearance in the sky of Mars, although so near, and must, in the night, be in eclipse a large part of the time. However, the discovery is highly Important, and will give new interest to the question whether Mars is inhabited. The Martial conditions are generally favorable to the development and main tenance of life. Its distance from the sun is favorable. There are clouds in the sky of Mars, proving the existence of air and moisture. In the Martial winter much snow gathers about tbe polls, show ing atmospheric conditions somewhat similar to ours. The rosy color of the planet is believed to be attributed to the redness of the alluvial or to some peculiar tint in the vegetation. A good telescope reveals seas, continents and islands, and the geography of our neatest external neighbor is pretty well known. The seas i n e i s s e s o O A the inhabitants ef Mars, if it be indeed in habited, can travel all over the little ball (enl ooe-sixCk as large as Esrth), either in a vesssl or a land vehicle. So far as telescopic invgstigstions jnstiled infer es, mars is is well adapted human Hfe aa ftp qur own plsast, wfeftethe nearly eMi divialan into land sad wslsr and the marvelloaly Indented aod subdivided nsllamM mm nmt the landscape iniiisttstMAsiiwi Has, it is *d ^the #^o«5t«a0 at Wash. aso •tonoor Msrkrnsi|MMar)»s^ve th* insstion of the moons of Tends.—If. T. TBKU are two coontiss in the State of Pennnlvaai* whioh have not a rod of rameeSTwlthta tbei* limit)—Forest sad 'tat of* dnfsadsesnt" joint s moral" as often as it sdoro* .# imm Xftrstf, dead bodies feet of the 4 5 4 & fct •twiJ W* SB to* -ji TJ Itl V v 5t/l Oar Young Readers. QUEEB UNCLE JED. "OH! M'nnie, what do you think by this time of that rich old bachelor uncle of yours? Isn't it just splendid to have an uncle So rich that he don't know what to do with all his money Well, Ihe money's well enough, or, at least, I shall think so if I ever see any of it bnthe'fc the queerest specimen. Why, the other day, when ma wanted to go and call on Mrs. Simpson, uncle told her there were a lot of rough-looking gypsies camped by the side cf the road, and per haps she would not like to pass that way. So she gsve it up. But when she found oat, in# day or two, that there had been no gypsies there, she asked him what led him to istagine such a thing. ".'Why,' said he, I knew all the time there were none there, but didn't really want you to go and I remembered that when wanted to go to the meadow you told him there was a bear down by the Hridga, that would eat him if he went that wnr. It went against some of my old prejudices at first to get up that story about the gypsies but I considered that my sister is an excellent woman and I couldn't be far wrong in following her example. I was sure you would do noth ing to Harry which you wouldn't like to have done to you, so I reconciled it to my conscience to "do as I did.'" "And how did your ma jlike that?" asked several voices. "Well, she managed to smile but I don't think she saw much fun in it. I haven't heard her tell the little ones much about bears and black men sincc, especial ly when Uncle Jed is around." A chorus of laughter and funny remarks followed Minnie's atory. When they had subsided, she began again: Yesterday, Belle ana I were playing croquet most all the afternoon. Rather slow, to be sure, with no other company but better than nothing. After a while uncle came out and took a hand in the game. He don't know anything about playing, or pretends he don't, so it wasn't interesting and when we had finished the game Belle said: "I don't know but we ought to go in now.' "'Oh, no!' said uncle. Don't cut when I've only just begun.' But perhaps we ought to go and help ma,' said Belle. The girl is away to-day, you know.' "•Oh! fie for that! Let us have an other game.' So we began again, and Uncle whacked the balls about with a great deal of energy: but between times lie would keep saying: 'To be sure, Sister Maria does look badly tired out, broiling there in that hot kitchen, and ever so much work yet to do hut then she's used to it. Why, I remember seeing her watch ing day after day and night after night with these same girls, when they were sick, a good many years ago. Such things take away a person's good looks, and she can't look young any more, at any rate so what does it matter? She is somewhat broken down al ready, and what difference does it make whether she wears herself out a few years sooner or later? Of course, she wants the girls she has taken so much pains with to have a good time and plenty of pleasant exercise in the open air. It might spoil their tem pers if they were shut up in the kitchen, and she don like to have them look sour. So let her work, while she can. What else is she good for I don't believe she'd care for cro quet, even if she disn't have lo work. She'll have to keep at it very late to night, and drag herself out early to-mor row morning. But then these things can't last always. Some day she will have to lie down, and take a long, long rest. It will all be even in the end. So, on with the cro quet.' At last Belle couldn't stand it any longer, and she threw down her mallet and ran into the house, and I followed." Well, did your mother get any help?" asked Kate Benton. Yes, she did but not much of it from me, for I soon ran away to my own room. Kitchen-work don't agree with me and if uncle don't like me, why he must give his money to somebody else—though I could appreciate some of it, if it didn't cost too much." What a queer old uncle!" "Queer? I should think so. if that's any name for it."—Paul H. Stagir. .fe N~ Y. Independent. My Tosd. CHILDREN, did you ever see anything interesting in a toad Surely he is not a handsome creature to look upon, and yet, if you study his habits and watch him from dav to day, you will find him both interesting and amusing. I am going to tell you about one which lives in my garden. I do not know the common length of a toad's life, but I think the one of which 1 write has lived with us for at least three years. Every spring, when the frost is out of the ground, and the planting and pruning is commenced in my garden, this little brown-faced, grey-coated fellow appears, and follows me whenever I step out among the flowers or vegetables, looking up at me, and winking in the most serious manner, watching every movemert, to see if I have anything for him to eat. I throw him bugs and worms and bits of meat, and he picks them up or the end of his tongue so quick that I must watch closely if I would see what becomes of them. We call him the "tame toad," because he seems sc fond of us, and follows us about like any pet. Indeed i think he deserves all the petting he receives, for he is very useful to us in destroying rose-bugs and the many different worms that do so much mischief in our garden he lives among the rose-bushes during the season of their bloom, and as fast as a clumsy bug falls to the ground he hops toward him, and darts his little needleof a tongue upon him before poor bugcan spread his wings toflj. Boys sometimes take pleasure in kill ing or tormenting these harmless and use ful little creatures, simply because they are such ugly-looking things. I hope none of my little friends are so cruel. If God, who made the toad, had intended all the ugly-looking creatures that live ta be killed or rll-treated, I am afraid mano who despise the toad would have a hary time. I never allow any one to harm toad on my premises, for I could not af ford to lose one of them. If my pet sees me coming toward the rose hedge, he follows me with his eyes to see if I will throw him something to eat. I have seen him swallow the bues which I have thrown him until he looked so swelled yon would think he must burst and then, when a new supply came, he would scratch his stomach a liille, give a jerk and a stretch of his neck, as if to mSke more room in his throat, and down would go the bugs again as heartily when he first began ihe meal, jar Bat toads, like boys and gliajj™ very uncomfortable by alk selves to he gluttonous. One day, when our toadVf ,. feasted upon grab worms nntll could hold no more. I disco,^c'^dii*n "my o o s e- a s a y i n s i e e o a e vine. I began picking oirW™eJu8» and throwing them to Toady, wi&'° ^PPed up doss under the vine sod s4 down safest as I threw fhemjil "J"" his sides were so stretched that 1PJ* breadth seemed greater thss his length, dfta, after a few spasmodic Jerks of hi feet, he rolled over ln the dirt, AITKS'IASRSRTM. .I t» DFE'ss 1 thought,"BAT. ID my surmise, in BMtiftaa aa MMr, when I opened the door. lliM he sat, vrslching lfce vine for •Mm bnca, sMhwih irhna I threw him JMM&fc conld not est it TOQl^dVl missed Mas. sad said, "fSaraMSt ham died, I thlnk, from Mlpilal Of yesterday poor fellow!" MM Iftjlte a Singular cominotlon in (he *M «n9er the rose fysnft—. I observed sad there I found him in th ptdTtaBSM for s toad' |pt* jgoledo jfchromck. Tn ClitOXiCLl is published It Tama, OD« of the largest. richest. MOTFT wlttlJ •ad popalous counties in Iowa. It it tfel oldest paper tn the Couutj and one of the oWffit fn the, Sutte -havmg been established in 1856. It* circu lation bemi large wadconsUutly iiicrc&Miiu, nuUcea^. It a very deoirabls advertising medium Tor boafanf .-. .. men aud manufacturers wiMhmg to bribg (helr5u£ goods and wares to the notice of the people of Central Iowa. i tmz Advertising rttas p*d« known on appttcatlM*s jH JOB MI3MTI3SRA- -v Of every description executed with neatness and s a S e i a a e n i o n a i o PRINTINQ IN COLORS. fi -ftU n%i Ai.H Tow tevors earnestly aolldtod. month hewas tryingto pull the garments off the remainder of his body, over his head. I watched him until, after great perse verance and apparent painful struggling,. he came out entirely free from the ofdf dusty-brown skin, a much cleaner and^u j, more comforfable-looking toiad, andf» Xkfc hopped away, withan airof great satisfac-"* tion, in his new suit. Perhaps it was a size larger, and there-:, .* fore more comfortable than the old one over his full stomach surely it had need' ,*r to be, for what had become of the oldj one? He had suiallineed it! As fast as lie pulled it over his head it went clown IUSJ^ throat, for he had one end of it in his|( mouth. But how did he get it started ande into his mouth That is a mystery to me, and 1 cannot explain it to you but Toady seemed to understand what he was about, u and appeared well satisfied with the result*$i»4i wi:: of his efforts and no doubt he will repeat^ this singular performance whenever he^y wants another new suit of clothes.—CUtra% Clayton, in Vongiegntionalist. Base-Bull as it Was and Is. What a glorious thing a game of baajs-^j^i. ball WHS when the amateurs flourished, some sixteen years ago! AVhat enthusiasm^ l-'fc" prevailed when two different clubs, re"re-"'*"!/ senting different localities of the same city, met what desperate anxiety when iu the champion organizations of rival cities V encountered! The plajers were delicate handed gentlemen, tinged a rich brown,i»j.a -«i by exposure to the sun, and clad in I'ancy.ii uniforms, each one wearing a wonderful ly-fashioned pair of running-shoes, man-, '•j'uad ufactured by a shoemaker after the own- '"i. er's designs. The spectators wi-re num bered by thousands, and the gayly-colored dresses lent variety to the appearance oft, k the crowd. The affair made a sort ot hoi- nu iday. The characteristics of every one in a ball-club, as a man, were known, as 1 well as his points as a player, and his .t... friends looked at his performance with a -l solicitude for his success that was almost' painful. The players took the Held with a light, airy, graceful movement. They had a deep interest in the game, and were generally nervous about the result of it 1 they liked the fun aud had expectations of .winning honor. The pitcher put on plenty of speed, but knew nothing of twist, and -ft there was a beautiful uncertainty about his delivery. The catcher was very shy ,1 "Ji about coming up close to the striker, and when he did take such a position the. pitcher merely tossed the ball in softly and the batsman waited for an accident to give the man ruuning a chance to make a base. An overpitcli soon settled the mat ter, and the crowd howled its pleasure or disgust. So great a check was the pres ence of a man on one of the bases that clubs with rapid pitchers were sometimes willing to let a striker who made the first base get nil tbe way round, so that the balls might be sent'in at full speed. In those days it was esteemed a great feat for the catcher to throw a ball to the i second base and cut off a man running from the first. The catching of a fly ball was considered a matter altogether in the hands of Providence, and when a sky scraper was driven upward ihe spectators looked at its flight in alternations of hope and fear, never certain of its fate. In deed, in very primitive times the bold fielders were accustomed lo back away from the fly ball and take it on the first bound. Then it seemed impossible for the players to cover the space between the foul-flags and a ground bull was held to be perfectly safe. The favorite method of stopping a grounder was to shin it and then run and pick it up for the idea of stooping to take a ball that was skimming through the daisies at lightning speed re* suited from a slow process of evolution- :. The possibility of catching a ballon the short bound and the advisability of mak inga scoop ol the hand-- instead of cross ing them were demonstrated by the first cricketers that came over from England. The old Excelsiors taught ball-players how to keep down scores by holdingtheir opponents to the bases. T1,e old Atlantics "i" led the way in showing how to win a game with the bat, aud brought into vogue i-. a reckless method of passing about the- & ball like a cannon shot. The Cincinnati Red Stockings demonstrated the value of perfect organization, and metamorphosed bail-playing from a sport into a business. The era of its triumph marked the decline of amateur clubs, the establishment of J, professional nines and the breaking up of all local feeling in regard to base ball. w The game has been brought to perfection, but the fun is gone. To a frequenter of the ball field as it was fifteen years ago a iratcn game of this era is a sad sight. The ball ground is fenced in and a heavy entrance fee is charged at the gate. A few spectators are ranged on the well-worn seats aoj-i. and they are all men and boys. The play t.' ers have not the youthful, lightsome air' of their predecessors. They take their,., places in a perfunctory way and with Ihe cool, careless confidence of men about to perform an ordinary day's work. Neither of the contesting clubs seem to cure whether the game is won or lost. Victory pfc or defeat is a mere question of averages, and each is accustomed to both, for they are playing continually. The crowd is [StAii also unitterest "d in a partisan way, for mSt there is no matter of local pride involved. The men representing New York this sea son may be upholding the honor of St. Louis or Chicago next year. There is,L/ merely a languid interest expressed as to the salary that some particular men gel soil« a n e o s e s o i o e s o a o o e n- i gagement. The pitcher delivers the ball easily but with a curl that seems to trouble the batsman. He never over-pitches ud fctj* the catcher never lets a ball pass him. If tbe striker drives a ball up in the air-,.^... straightway everybody loses interest in it, for the catching of it is no longer the noble work of chance" but a matter of certainty. If a grounder is driven be- .... tween the bases it appears impossible iort&. ..'.m'. it to find a path through the fielders andjj. when one of them gets hold of it he slaps & it to the base and the affair is settled. man on a base is no longer a source of strength to the club at the bat but a source of weakness, as he cannot get a chance to bmtu- «i'. run until the ball is struck and then. moves at the risk of being cut off The listless precision, the workmanlike cer-^ tainty, thereadiness without agility which "j «n.in everybody displays become monotonous. "It is magnificent," said the French man, "but it is not war." "It is base a u i i s n o a n i i e n N World. uh THERE are upward of 50,000 coats-of taw.** ., arms in use in London. THE MARKETS. NEW YORK, Sept. 4.1WT. UVK STOCK—Csttle |S» Sheep 5.3«}4 Hois 5.87* 5.86 W FLOUK—Good to Choice 6.70 «.io «. WHKAt'^No. 2 Chicago (New) l.aO* 1.M CORN—Western Mixed Jti .58 OAI8—Western And Bute.... .30 are made ttf* CBEK8B... 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