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General News Summary.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 [email protected] 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*.#
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
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
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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
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-
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."
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
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
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
OM throoghlt
8nThe track, right
the tracks, which
wopderfrl leap. The
Dntiwllvt Fire In New York Clty
A Law Ptu* Factory ud a Nun*
-Iter of Other Building. Cunuu4
-Senril Ferkoii Prri«h In the
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
—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
-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
-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.
•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
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SB to* -ji
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v 5t/l
Oar Young Readers.
"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
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,

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
Advertising rttas p*d« known on appttcatlM*s jH
Of every description executed with neatness and
s a S e i a a e n i o n a i o
-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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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