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ZiTi, "v " 11 mi - - f-rT-- - . i in " ALPENA WEEKLY ARGUS. - . - .. . . TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1871. L'Ausc. e have not for some year visited thin place, but the reports of unwont cil activity there flying through tl air aro uot without foundation. AI vray excepting Marquette, we hav considered A'Anso as the most prom uent placo ou the Bouth shore of Lake Superior from. the head of the Lake to the Sault Ste. Marie, and one where there will, from its very natural loca tion and centre command a large amount of local traffic. "Much of the oro from the west end of the Mar quctte iron range will naturally be shipped in that direction, and new fields of enterprise opened. While we should at all times be pleased to do tho entire shipping of iron from Marjuctte, if such a thing were poss lble, we cannot but wish a hearty sue cess to the warm friends aud large hearted men who are the principal promoters and assistants in the new improvements and developments. Wi 1 . 1 . .1 M ... learn inai mo saie or lots at the pro posed terminus of the railroad is very brisk, and we look for the building up at L'Anse of no pasteboard town, but ono of having the genuine vim and nonuity. oeverai oi our own young men of the right stripo are locating there, and are bound to do well.'' Marquette Jfiniiig Journal. The Last Child. The venerable Mrs. Mary Chase Barney was struck with paralysis in her right side last Monday. She has been confined to her bed for the last eighteen months from the effects of paralytic stroke. The venerable lady, now in her eighty-eighth year, is i daughter of Samuel Chase of Mary land, a Judge of the Supreme Court, and a signer of the Declaration of In uppenuence, ana the nst surviving child of any of the signers of that in ftrument. It is a strange coincidence that the last surviving signer, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, should have been of Maryland, and now tho last surviving child of any signer is of Maryland ; and it is also a fact that the last surviving widow of any signer was of Maryland, who was Mrs. Han nah K. Chase, widow of Samuel Chase. She died in 1818. Jury Brokers. Frauds have been perpetrated re cently by the substitution of jurors, which, it is thought, will result in many new trials. Judgo Abel, of the Criminal Court, sentenced P. J. Hus sep,i a jury broker, to ten days' im prisonment and $50 fine, and Henry Jones, for falsely representing Lewis Ilartmann as a juror, 8100 fine. The Judgo regretted that tho law was not more explicit for the puiiMinicnt of misdemeanors of this kind, but hoped that if ever before a similar attempt was made to corrupt the integrity of the jury box all persons inclined to engage in this speculation should take warning by the case of Johns. Xew Orleans paper. Steamboat Explosion. Tho steamer Chautauqua, Capt. Murray, exploded her boiler last Mon day afternoon while wooding at Whit ney's Landing, six miles below Mays ville. About thirty passengers were aboa rd. Nearly all are wounded or dead. The engineer was not abnard, and tho fire man was running the engine at tho timo of the explosion. Tho cause is not known. The boiler has been in use since May last. Harrier in W Wellington. In an affray between one McCarthy and one Harden on the night of tho 14th, five pistol shots were fired by Harden. Three of them took effect, and McCarthy died a few min utes afterward. There had been an old feud between the two and when they met on the street they came to blows almost instantly. Harden was terribly beaten about tho head, and after having his wounds dressed was taken to the guard house. Suicide. Corunna was horrified Saturday week with the news that Mr. Converse, a prominent citizen of that place, Lad committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver. The following are the particulars of tho unfortunate af fair, partly related by himself: On Saturday, shortly after noon, Mr. Con Terse started for a field of corn near his dwelling, with the- intention of shooting himself there. A neighbor passing by called to him several times and finally succeeded in getting him to the roadside, where, after asking a few questions, the neighbor drove on. Mr. Converse then went into the bay-loft f bis barn, where, after writing some natter in a book, he pat the revolver near his car and fired. Tht shot knocked him senseless for a little time, and ft? r rcove ring, ht ntnet tt& un- """"' " uuru uo-r nearest ins ren uencc. ilo then fell to the floor and attracted attention by pounding rn tl side of tho barn. A servant girl d n m mm u person was nurt an summoned tho aid of two- men passing by, who found Mr. Converse and car ricd him to his house. Medical an surgical aid was immediately sum moncd, but so far no aid has been giv en the unfortuuate man, savo a tern porary relief from pam. An effort was made to extract tho ball, but owing to its unknown position it was abandoned. Up to the present writin Mr. Converse has leen failing and no hopes of his recovery are entertained The cause of this terriblo sclf-des truction is supposed to be his financial troubles, which are said to bo very complicated. For some time past his troubles have been working constantly on his mind and resulted in tho dread ful resolve and the inoro dreadful car rying out of the determination. M Converse has been long a resident of that city. He was formerly Kegister of Deeds of Saginaw couity. At the time of his rash step ho was cn gaged in the hardware business. A Ghostlr Ball of Fire. William Pritchard, a negro of only 15 years, in jail at Townsonton, Md. condemned to death for the murder of his child, has been visited by a Baltt more American reporter, who says : The most singular thing about the boy is that he is what is called bv Spiritualists, a natural 'medium.' He says that he was entirely tin conscious of the gift himself until about two years ago, when ho accidentally discovered that he could make a tabl dance about by putting the tips of his fingers on it. He is not a Spiritualist, for the rea son that he knows nothing of Spiritu alism ; but there is something peculiar in his physical organization that gives him control over forces that are not un derstood by meu of science. It used to be his evening solace to sit on his bed, on the floor of his cell, and placing his bench in front of him, make it dance and caper about by dramming on it with the tips of his fingers. On Sunday evening, a week ago, however, thcro was an incident accur red which has put an end to all his play with spirits. About 9 o'clock Mr. Linzey, the Deputy Warden. card a terrific screaming in tho low er tier of cells, where the colored pris oners aro confined. Supposing that some of the prisoners had broken out and were trying to escape, he seized is pistol and ran down stairs, cxpect- ng to encounter some desperate ruf fians who had broken the bars of their cell. He found the cells all safely locked, but the inmates in tho greatest terror. 'ritchard was scrcamins "murder !" murder P and in tho most frantic manner appealing to God and man for mercy. When he had become suffi ciently calm to givo an accout of what happened, ho told Mr. Linzey that he had been sitting playing with his bench as usual, when suddenly there was something like a warm breath of air swept in through tho window and rolled along the floor like a ball of fire. He sprang from his bed, but the instant ho touched the floor it seemed to get under his feet, and to follow him as ho jumped about trying to get away from it. Ho related the story to the reporter in language singularly accurate and appropriate. Said he, "If I had been lying down and dozing I would have supposed it was all im magination ; but I was sitting up with my wits all about me, and not think ing of anything of the sort." Sinco then, he says, ho has been afraid to touch his bench with his fingers, or to make the least motion that might in vite another visit from the terrible ap parition. The Bodle of ItTr. Gates and his Wife Found. The mystery surrounding the mis sing Gates and his wife, supposed to have been drowned in Gull Lake near Kalamazoo in May last, is now solved. The bodies have been found. The body of Mr. Gates was found lying on the shore, where it had evidently floated, on Saturday week. The body of Mrs. Gates was found along the shore Sunday, not a very great dis tance from that of her husband. They had evidently been in the water a long time Tho bodies have been buried. All search had long ago been aban doned, and the people patiently wait ed for- the waters to give up their , d:ad. The bodies wero found within a very few rods of whore the boat lay on tho morning after ' the drowning. Mr. , Gatei' body, which came up first, seemed considerably bloated, so that the clothes were very tight. The right sleeve of. his. shirt ww torn oil. One side of the face seemed to have been picked at, and waa considerably .decomposed, but Otherwise it waa only bloated. The body of Mrs. Gnti ws found only l.v.tlA.l i 1 . . about six rods away from whero Mr. (Jates body was recovered; this was on tho north eido of tho lake, uear Thomaa' mill. Tho clothes she had on her when drowned were nearly all torn off, aud her body was much decomposed. FIIIE. The Grand llapids Eagle of the 15th says : About half-past 3 this morning a fire broko out in a store owned by Michael Slotmacher, near tho corner of Walbridge and Ottawa streets. J ho flames soon commumea ted with Mr. Slotmacher's dwelling, south of the store, and to a house on the north owned by him, but occupied by a man named Baker. Scarcely any of the furniture or goods in these thrco buildings were saved, tho occupants. who wero in bed, barely having suffi cient timo to escape. The building next on tho south of Mr. Slotmacher's owned by J. II. Martin and occupied by Frank Uabcock, caught fire and was pretty much ruined. Another small! dwelling on Walbridge street the property of 3Ir. Slotmacher, occu pied by J ohn Daugherty, was burned Mr. Daugherty formerly lived in Spar- t i," where he was burned out and lost nearly all the property ho had. This second misfortune is a serious matter with him. Mr. Slotmacher's loss on the buildings and store is about $.'1,000; insured for about $1,350. Martin's oss on building, and others on . fund ture. about $1,000: insurance not kuown. Coal "tit no Horrors. PiTTSTox, IVnn., Aug. 14. A fire- lamp explosion occurred this morning in the Kagle shaft, by which Uenfamin Davies was instantly killed, aud 20 men imprisoned behind the debris, with no means of escape until cleared away, ine men are probably dead, or will be before they are reached. Of the 20 men working in the mine, 18 were employed on a new gangway and are imprisoned by tho falling roof. Three others, working in other parts of the mine, escaped uninjured. Scraxtox, Pa., Aug. 14. The bodies of five of the victims of the Pittston disaster have been recovered. A large force of men aro at work re moving the debris, and every effort is making to recover the bodies of tho others, who are now known to bo 12 in number. Near Eddyville, Iowa, on Friday week, Wm. Briggs, intending to re open an old coal shaft, sent his boh and daughter to dip out water. The son went down a ladder and was suffo cated by firo damp. The sister not hearing him also descended. Uriggs, bis brother, and a hired man, not hearing the children, also descended, one after another, and all were suffo cated. Sinking of a Hail road Embank in en t. Tho Greenville correspondent to the Detroit Free Press, of Aug. ICth, says: "At 4 o'clock this afternoon tho em bankment at Trufount's mill and across the corner of Muskalungo Lake, on the grade of tho Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan Railroad, two hundred feet in length, sunk under thirty feet of water, and is sinking at this writing. Tho filling was completed, and men wero moving tho track or the dummy cars, when, feeling tho bank pinking under them, they fled for safety, and in five minutes tho whole bauk was covered with water. Mr. Brown, ono of the contractors, was on the ground, and says it will postpone tho comple tion of tho road to Howard only two days. Fate of Eating Ice Cream The Kev. Elkan Hcrzman, Pastor of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Chi cago, having failed to comply with the regulations requiring all Israelites to fast strictly one day during tho past week, by eating ico cream, the congre gation are determined to remove him. Last week Sunday morning another Babbi occupied hw desk and an affray ensued during which ono of the leading officers of tho Church seized Mr. Hcrzman, divesting him of his sacer dotal robes, and conducted him to tho door with instructions to leave, threat ening to kick him out if ho returned. Hcrzman complained at Polico Head quaatcrs, but was informed that they could do nothing. He threatens to prosecute for one ycar4s salary and as sault. 1 Shooting Affray. , A fight occurred at Crab Orchard, Kentucky, on the ICth, between Geo. Dallings and Grove Kennedy, in which one shot wa fired. But iho parties were sepcra'ted withoat serious injury. The next night two fir lends of Ken nedy, one named Geo. Best, met Dal lings at the Harden House, Crab Or chard, and a fight ensued, revolvers being used freely.' Dallings was mor tally wounded, and has since died. Frank Smith, who was the only pec- tator of tLo affray, received two shots, and was instantly killed, and 1'est was severely wounded. Tho light was tho result of an old feud. Murderous' Assault. As Alderman Cuddy, of New York, was about closing tho Kssex Market Police Court ou the 13th, a tall, strong Irishwoman approached the desk. An officer with a prisoner followed. As the woman removed a shawl from her head the Alderman uttered an exclamation. The eye was closedaiM tho lid puffed out to the size of a hen's eirir. A long strip of flesh dagled from tho right eyebrow. Both cheeks were covered with gashes two and threo inches long, filled with clotted blood. Her throat was also scratched and bloody. She charged that her hus band Patrick Daly had beaten and kicked her. Daly was committed. A letter from a gentleman at Quin cy, Florida, to the Augusta Ga., Chron icle speaks in tho most enthusiastic terms of the merits of tho Swedish laborers recently arrived in Georgia aud Florida. The following is a para graph from the letter : "I have had one with me since last October. From the first day he picked as much cotton as any hand in tho field ; made tho host tl reman that 1 ever had around a sugar furnace; beat all the hands at splitting rails, and is as good a plow man as there is on the farm. The bo-t of all is, he never drinks, lies or steals, and he is but a type of the bal- auce of them.'' A IVew Sensation. Galveston, Texas, is excited over the appearance of an immense orang outang in its vicinity. The animal is escribed as being about seven feet igh and covered from head to foot with a thick coating of hair. Its eyes ehino like fire, and it boasts of a dou ble row of murderous looking teeth. When last seen it had in one hand a large crooked stick, and under one arm young calf apparently just killed. A hunting party has been organized to capture or kill the monster. Attempt at Lynching:. Demonstrations have been made upon the llockford, 111. jail for the purpose of seizing and lynching tho ne gro who committed an outrage upon the little daughter of the Kev, Mr. Wal ton, but none proved successful. It is said that other attempts will follow. On tho 12th the Sheriff swore in as special deputies several men who were engaged in the first attempt to Bccurc the negro for the purpose of lynching him. News Items. . Cap. Hall's arctic ship polaris ar rived at Holstcnbcrg July 31. All is quiet at Fiji. Tho new gov ernment is working satisfactorily. John T. Taitt, of Philadelphia, died Monday week. Tho missing mail steamer . Espen, from Cadiz, has arrived at Havana. She broke her shaft and was nine days under sail. New Zealand citizens arc determined to form a joint stock whaling company to compcto with American whalers in those waters. Largo beds of coal being opend in Ohio county Ky., along tho line of tho Elizabethtown and Paducah llailroad, are attracting tho attention of tho cit izens oY Louisville as affording tho probable source of a steady supply of fuel not subjet to the accidents of river transportation. Edward LaPointe was arrested in Saranac, Ionia county, on the 12th, for horso stealing in Jackson County, early in May. , Hillsdale College is in want of funds and its friends aro appealed to for aid. John Jones forged Elijah Kcason's name to an order for $23 25, and got the money at Howell. He was arefcted and committed. Tho officers of tho Livingston county Agricultural Society aro making pre parations for the largest and best fair that was" oyer held in that county. ' It was expected that tho last rail be tween Lansing and Detroit would be laid on Wednesday. Mike Murry, a desperado, stabbed a man in Clair county a few day ago inflicting serious injuries. Mike is now in Midland jail. Michigan contains C,l 11 lakes within its boundaries. In 18G4 there were fourteen dailies in Boston, and now thcro only eight. Tho largest watermelon brought to the Mobile, Ala,, market this season weighed 57 3-4 pounds. A boulevard around Utica, New i or is proposed, it will make a drive a trifle over eight miles in length. An old lady, writing to her son out west, warns him to beware of bilious saloons and bowel alleys. A baby who kisses its mother and fights its father, may be said to be partial to ma and martial to pa. , The American "Shakers' are organ izing ' missions to the heathen," and 2 lmvn hcirun bv sendii)!' an elder to O o London. Tho corn crop is so abundant in Jasper county, Mo., that farmers are offering to bargain their corn on tho stalk at 10 ceuts per bushel. A young man who inquired as to what business would enable him to oc cupy a high position in society, was advised to try the roofing -business. Tho lions and leopards of Central Park aro fed once, a day; monkeys twice: the keepers thrco times. Is thcro a Darwin among the Conimis sioncrs t 1 The cheerful grasshopper is not a burden to the planters of Georgia and Alabama. He destroys the grass that infests the cotton-fields, and -saves la bor thereby. Terrc Haute, Ind., has a law against hitching horses to shade trees, and case is to bo tested whether a man can be arresled for hitching his horso to his own shade tree. San Francisco papers report that a grayback whale, 80 feet in length, was thrown upon the beach, between Fort Point and Seal Bock, in a high tide, on the evening of tho 30th' ult., and was captured. A Boston physician says that four young girls, full of intelligence and promise, have been killed outright by the severity of the tasks imposed upon them in a high school in that vicinity. General Ilartmann, Governor of Strasburg, has just forbidden the la dies of that city to wait henceforth at the stations for the purposo of offer ing assistance to French soldiers re turning to France. A Sacramento man gave a young lady a lottery ticket, which afterward drew $300. Ho then went and told her that it had drawn $30 and asked her to go halves with him. She con sented and cave him tho ticket for $15. It has been decided to consolidate into one instituting the Homeopathic Melical College, the Women's Medi cal College and the Homocpathic Hos pital of Cleveland, and also 'to aban don the present buildings and erect more commodiosu hospital buildings nearer the heart of tho city. Tho grape crop in Missouri is enor mous this season, and prices are re duced to a very low figure. It is said that Alfred llussell Wal lace, an eminent traveler and ornitho logist in England, is to be created baronet. New Advertisements. New Store, New Goods, LOW PRICES 1 GILLETT & JEFFERS, Possessed of experience of several yean, Tho publlo need not entertain any fears That the goods we hare on hand are of the best kind Is truth in particular, which we hope you'll boar in niind. ' Selected and purchased by an experienced hand, We aro not afraid to take our stand, ' 1 Knowing the goods to give satisfaction, ' Being first class, and at a groat reduction. Tho wants of the public we are bound to supply, And all competition we hereby defy. Our senior partner being a reaidont below, la always on the ground to buy Tory low; Rcndy to purchnso when goods are advancing, WithhoUliog his purchases when they are collapsing Giving the public the benefit of the same, Thereby hoping their custon to retain. Cillctt and Jeffers are the gents interested, Who sell their goods cheap if ever oontested; Always eir acting to sail for oawhv Assuring the public the exchange won't be trash. Their store Is situated in Bcebe's new block, Where is to be found this very large stock Of Groceries, Frovlsions, and even Horse feed, -And. everything else mankind may need , Now in conclusion, pray give us a call, Examine our stock, great, large and small, ; Flattering ourselves it won't be your last, Thankful for favors we have had in tho past GILLETT JEFFERS nave in addition to their woll selected stock of Groceries and Provisions, just reoeived a varied as sortment Of '')'.' : rM EN'S Boots and Shoes Of first class manufacture, home and hand made, warranted to givo satisfaction. Also, a choice se lection of ' - t FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC WISES AND LIQTJOES ! Of the STRICTEST FURITY, for medicinal pur poses. Of tho choicest flavor. Ws aro receiving goods on tho arrival of every Detroit Boat. Goods dolivered to aay part of tho city free of charge.- . m ' Fruits and Vegetables Of A LI, KINDS. ' ' GIVE US A CALL! 1 GILLETT 4- JEFFERS. BUILDK 118. l'LANIXG MILL. , Sash, Door L Blind Factory Ths m.lerfitrned havinir rebuilt their establish mcnt, and at great expense furninhdU it with the bmt of machim-ry and tools, are prepared to do any ii.in in thmr line with dicDntoh. and will Guaran tee their work to compare fuvurably with that of any other factory in toe Mate. riming and Sawing done without delay. Dreaacd Lumber Constantly ou Hand Siding, Flooring, Window and Door Frames, Casings, &c.t Sash, Doors, Blind, Moulding?, Bracket, Made to order from the best kiln dried lumber, at greatly reduced rales. Stock of ordinary sues con' stantly on hand. Moulded Doors, Store Fronts, dc, Made in any style required. "Wooden Pulleys made in the Most substantial manner, on short notice. We are prepared to take and execute Contracts for Building-, With or without material, in good and substantial mai.ncr, at reasonable rates, ana wtu euaiantee satisfaction in every ease. Thanking the publio for part favors, we hope to merit a couuuuauce oi weir patronage. Donne, Bingham & Co., Foot of Flotcher street, Alpona, Mich. Great Sensation. NEW Goods, conoisting of Groceries, Provisions, Flout, Feed. Iluttvr, Eggs, etc, are, according to lato DISCOVERIES Alwaji kept on hand, and for sale at low prices, at the store of W. F. OOODENOW & CO., whero you can obtain anything IN The market for family use, at less figures than any other establishment in ALPENA. Hie Highest Marlet Price Paid for Fun CEDAR rOSTS FOR SALE. W. F. GOODENOW & CO. 1 l:iver Street. JUST l'UIIMSHKD ! THE LICIT OF THE WORLD, OH THE Fountain of Religion ! General Content : Tho Life of Jesus Chrint, our Lord and Saviour, by Kev. John Fleetwood, 1). 1). Lifo r.f tho Kvnngo. lists, Avpodtlu or,d Martyrs, by Hev. John Fleet wood, I). 1). The Evidences of Clirlxtiunity, and Iefone of tho t'lirUtiun Keligion, by Kev. l'hilip Doddridge. . I). I bo F.pmtle of ML Cicmcnt to the Corinthians. History of the Jews, from tho runowned work of Flnvius Jonephus. Directions for reading the Holy Scriptures, by Many l'ious Author. A Concio History of all Religious De nominations. Chronological Tables of Lifo, I'm ra bies, and Miracles of Jows. A Ifnrmony of the Oonrwls ; Togothoi with numerous Useful and Val uable Tables, relating to events connected with Bi ble History. The wholo intended to Kive a full, ac curate, and instructive history of tho various trans actions connected with - Tho Life of Our Glorious Redeemer, And the important events which have followed His birth and death : forming a complete treasury of Christian Knowledge, by the Most F.winent Au thors. It forms a superb companion to the Family Bible, and should be found lying upon the table with It. in every household. " i TTIH T.ICJIIT OF TIIF. WOULD is sold eseln. sivcly by subscription, through duly authorised agentn, and never throunh Itook stores. It is printed in larae. clear tvn. nn firKit paper, and illustrated with 16 large full pniro en raving, and bound in an attriuMn ..M ... tial manner, containing over 700 pages, ar.d will be .u. ...n.,Uu ,u nuuwriuon at ine louowing prices, pay aple on delivery t ' AngiiHu taotn, . . tt nn Ited Roan, Oilt Centro. . . e.'Jw "" iuuiuog, jraneiea Hiaes, Elcgantlr Bound, . - - 750 If not as represented, tho subscriber shall bo un der no obligation whatever, to take and pay for the book, when presented for dolivery. V 7 FRED. MILLER, Agent. PwtOfllcePtint "4 WndiBg Wn U r,n tlh SmS SUBSCIUBE FOR THE ARGUS I $2 Groceries , Provisions, Boots c& Shoos, Wines And Liquors, Wholesale nnil Retail. Bolton & lYlcRae, 'Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Wines and Liquors, BOOTS AND SHOES, Hay and Grain ! Wo keep constantly on hand a full assortment of' Leibig's Extract of Beef I FROM London Extract of Beef Company, (Limited.) Family Groceries, ! : Provisions, Grain, Foreign and . Domestic Winea And Liquors, A largo and full stock of Boots, 8hocsf FTC, ETC., ETC.f Thieh wo offer at LOW FIGURES. Wc Cannot, and Will Not BE UNDERSOLD I P YER, Itf ADVANCE!