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Eaton Weekly Democrat.
Ij. G. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General News. Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance,
VOL. V.--NO. 38. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY; JUNE 27, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 270.
fGeorse MacDonald. one of our best writers.
contributes to Good Word toe following tender
I nuosoDDy concerning toe great problem of all
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Where did you come from, baby dearT
Out of the everywhere into here.
Where did yon set the eyes so blue?
Out of the sky. as I came through.
Where did you get that little tear?
I found it in waiting when I got here.
What makes your forehead so smooth and high ?
a son nana siroKea as i went oy.
What makes your cheek like a warm, white rose T
I saw something better than any knows.
Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss T
Three angels gire me at once a kiss.
Where did you get this pretty ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.
Where did you iret those arms and hands T
Love aaade itself into hooks and bands.
Feet, whence did yon come, you darling things?
From -tbeaame box as the cherub's wings.
How Aid they all come just to be you T
od -thought of me, and so I grew.
HuUHrow did you come to us, you dear?
Clndsbought about you. and so I am here.
THE MURDER MYSTERY.
Just ten year ago, on the 7th of last
JVpril, the cosmopolitan community of
Kan a rancisco was aroused and bewilder
ed by the commission of a foul crime,
it he perpetrator of which had not only
-escaped, but bad ro skillfully covered
up his tracks that discovery seemed
impossible. A recent disclosure, made
under singular circumstances, as will be
seen from this narritive, having brought
to ligbc m once impenetrable mystery,
a brief -sketch of the tragedy and its
victim may not be out ot place.
Billy the Cabman was a character well-
known in those days, especially to the
men about tows who, either for pleasure
or business, found his cab a swift and
convenient mode of locomotion, and
bis inquiring " Coupe, sir 7" a familiar
sound to all who often passed his accus
Much of Billy's custom was of the
after-dark kind, and it was not usually
: until afternoon that his cab could be
found in the tanks, although it was not
an uncommon thing to find it there
long after midnight. It was therefore
a matter of considerable astonishment
to his mates when policeman Si filer,
whose beat lay among the sand hills,
enacting the unusual role of driver,
brought the cab to the Chiefs office
early one bright April morning, with the
news that he had found it without
driver or passenger, being hopelessly
and aimlessly drawn about the streets
by its hungry and tired horse.
Inquiry being made among his fellow
drivers, one of them was found who had
been on the stand with Billy the night
before, or rather early in the morning,
who stated that about 3 o'clock in the
morning, as he and Billy were discuss
ing the probability of another fare and
the propriety of going home, a man and
a woman had turned the corner and
called for a cab. Billy got the man's
attention first and secured the far-?. lie
had not noticed anything unusual about
the -couple except that after the woman
or girl, as she appeared to be who was
evidently quite young; and, as far as a
momentary glance could, decide, quite
pretty th e man had taken Billy aside,
and talked to him in a low tone of voice
for a few minutes, and then getting
into the cab had driven off, but returned
in about ten minutes, driving at a rapid
pace, and commenced to search for a
part of an ear ring which the lady was
sure she dropped just as she got into the
Billy and the man, assisted by the
cabman who gave this information, had
searched high and low for the jewelry,
burning matches, lighting pieces of
paper, and finally obtaining a candle to
assist in the search, but without avail.
The girl remained in the cab and seemed
anxious that the article should be found.
The man seemed even more anxious,
and finally, when it became evident that
the search must be abandoned, roundly
cursed the luck of losing it, and offered
fabulous sums to whoever would find it,
but without success. They had finally
to re-enter the cab, and had been driven
off in the same direction as before.
Billy's stable, cab house, and the room
which he occupied, were all contained
in one frame shanty, upon a lot which
Billy . claimed by virtue of squatter
sovereignty; and as no useful end could
be attained by keeping the tired horse
down town, the friendly cab-driver
volunteered his services to put the ani
mal up and. attend to its wants, were
accepted, . and mounting the box he
crove off, only, however, to return in a
short time with breathless haste, and
face blanched with terror, to report that
BJIy had been murdered in his room.
- A detail of policemen, two or three
diivers, and the inevitable and ubiquit
ous reporters, hastened to the place, to
find a scene of horror which the pen can
make but a feeble effort to describe.
-There had evidently been a struggle of
the most terrible nature. The body of
the murdered cabman lay in one corner
of the little apartment, amid the debris
' of broken chairs and tables, the stove
overturned, the bedstead broken, as
though one of the posts had been
wrenched from it to supply a weapon,
while the walls, door, and even the ceil
ing were splashed in all directions with
The light drifting sand about the door
had obi iterated any footprints that might
have been left there, and in the house,
beyond palpable evidences of a terrible
struggle, there was nothing to indicate
by whom the atrocious crime was com
After the ingenuity of the police force
and detectives had been exhausted in
fruitless efforts to unravel the mystery,
the matter was suffered to die out, and
the cate became historic as one of the
undiscovered crimes of the city. Mean
while the bruised corpse of poor. Billy,
mutilated and battered out of almost all
semblanc of humanity, was buried, bis
effects disponed of, and his existence
almost forgotten, except by his compan
ion?. Some weeks since one of the turns of
the tread-mill of daily newspaper life
required I should visit a r.umber of
towns and villages, part of the perform-
. ince oi winch required a tew days' stay
at i be city ot San Jose, Cal., and one
' evening, while enjoying the comforts of
a quiet smoke and the consciousness ot
a day's labor well performed, the con
versation turned, among the little group
assembled, upon a melancholy case of
insanity which had recently been de
veloped in the vicinity of the town, the
unfortunate victim of which was then
confined in the city prison ready to be
conveyed the following morning to the
asylum. The man had been a resident
of the vallev for a number of years,
and was possessed of a comfortable prop
The sympathy and kindly feeling
toward him expressed by all who knew
him of the number of gentlemen pres
ent, aioused my curiosity to know the
cause of his present lamentable con
dition ; and Mr. Tower, whose business
led him into contact with a great many
people, and woo, I ke all live men -con
nected in any way with newspapers, had
the faculty of knowing a little about
everything of general interest that was
going on, related for my satisfaction all
that was known of the causes which led
to the insanity of George Beale, that
being the name of the unfortunate man.
"About three years ago," said Mr.
Tower, " Mr. Samuel Beale, the father
of this poor fellow, died, leaving George,
his onlv child, in possession of a number
ot city lots which nave since become
valuable, and which even at that time
yielded no inconsiderable revenue.
George was intensely selfish where per
sonal indulgence was concerned. What
he wanted he would have, and it mat
tered very little to him whose rights
were trampled on to obtain it. . At that
time there lived near town a family,
whose daughter Eva was one of the
brightest, fairest, i ost winsome daugh
ters of the valley. George Beale became
acquainted with Eva just after she had
finished her education at the convent,
and after a season of the most devoted
attention on his part, it became gen
erally known that they were engaged to
be married. She had friends in San
Francisco to whom she would pay oc-
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a quiet smile by his friends that George
generally had pressing business in the
city at such times. After one of these
visits to San Francisco, Eva had returned
home suddenly, and on the following
day, while seated at the window reading
a city paper which her father had just
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orougnt in, bos ieu Biirieiting iroui ner
chair in a fit, from the effects of which
she never recovered, and died in a few
days without having recovered con
sciousness. " The effect of her death upon Beale
was tearful, r rom being a naie, rosy
cheeked young man he rapidly became
a shattered, prematurely old one. He
would start when any one approached
him, and his bloodshot eyes betokened
sleepless nights. From that time to the
present he has been gradually approach
ing his present state. For the first five
or six years his condition was simply
that ot a man given over to morbid
melancholy. Latterly he has become
violent at intervals and needs constant
watching. In his paroxysms he will
bieak up and destroy the furniture of
whatever room he may be in, and it has
become necessary to send him to the
asylum, where he will be properly cared
The romantic interest which attached
to the history of this poor fellow who
had become crazed through that, love
for a woman which is, after all, the
mainspring in every man's action in all
the walks of life, lingered in my memo
ry, and the next morning, upon taking
the train, 1 saw the shenn enter the
express car, having in nis care a nag-gard-looking
man, whose wearied ex
pression of countenance and sad half
vacant look awoke a sympathetic chord
in my breast. I knew that I saw before
me the man of whom we had been talk
ing the night before. Being pretty well
known on the road, and having a slight
acquaintance with the sheriff, I took an
early opportunity of entering the car
where the insane man was, and calling the
officer aside, asked the privilege of tak
ing a seat beside the man for a time.
The official made some half-jocular
remark about " these reporters being
ready to interview anybody for an item,"
and gave his willing consent.
As 1 sat down tne man looitea at me
for a moment with a queer look, and
his eye brightening up and a sad smile
stealing over his face as he' caught sight
of my reporter's badge, he said : " Are
you looking tor sometning to put in
your paper?" Then without waiting
tor a reply he said, " X could tell you a
strange story." But, he added, with a
sigh, "You wouldn't believe it, and it
wouldn't do him or her any good."
I told him of my entire willingness
to listen to him, and I suppose I showed
an unusual degreeof curiosity or interest,
for he continued r
" T)o not think that I am not fullv
aware of why I am here, and where I
am going ;. I know both, and am entirely
satisfied, and as -the doctors and the
judges have agreed that I am insane, I
am willing tnat tney snouid tmnic so.
They don't punish insane men for mur
der; do they ? " and he turned his eyes
lull upon me witn a look tnat made me
1 told mm, certainly not, and tried to
tui n the current of his thoughts, but in
vain. The thought of murder was up
permost in his mind, and would not
down. At last I thougt it better to let
him talk as he would, expecting some
fanciful theory. Imagine then my sur
prise when he suddenly asked me, " Do
you remember the murder of Billy the
Uabman ? "
Of course, I answered in the affirma
tive. When he continued : " Yes, all
your fine policemen and your smart re
porters never found out who did it."
lben seizing me by the arm with a vise
like grip, he hissed in my ear: " I did
I began to be alarmed, but thinking
it wiser to let him go on than to check
mm, 1 sat still, more like one in a dream
than wide awake and listening, while
he poured into my ear in language seeth
ing with the fires of insanity, yet not
wholly obliterating the truth, the story
of that night of crime.
It would be useless for me to attempt
to reproduce his words, or endeavor to
give any idea of his manner. The sub
stance of what he narrated was this :
That he had followed his fiance. Eva.
from San Jose, and had persuaded her
that night to accompany him, unknown
to the friends with whom she was b top
pi ag, to a public hall. Once there, the
innocent girl had been persuaded to
drink wine, until bewildered by its
fumes, and relying upon the honor of
the man she loved, Bhe had yielded to
his persuasions and consented to finish
the night with him by a ride to the
Cliff, and return in the morning with
some plausible excuse for her absence.
What his intentions were may be in
ferred. It was in pursuance of this
scheme that they entered Billy's cab;
but the losing of the ear-ring was the
cause of the catastrophe which followed.
She, conscious of doing what her friends
would not approve, bitterly reproached
him and herself.
The ear-ring was a peculiar one, which
had been made to order for her by her
father, and was well-known in the circle
of friends in which she moved. Its
absence would be instantly remarked,
and her excited imagination pictured it
as being found, and presented as a proof
ot her night's folly, bhe pleaded with
him to find it, and fipally declared that
the driver must have picked it up. So
completely had this idea taken posses
sion of her, and so determined was she
that the jewel must be recovered, that
he had been compelled to take her to
the hotel and leave her while he
prosecuted the search. The idea that
the driver had it gained complete
possession cf him, and he resolved
to dismiss the cab and follow the dri
ver home, trusting to chance to en
able him to watch him when alone,
thinking that he would surely take the
trinket from its hiding-place if he had
it, from curiosity if nothing more. He
accordingly paid him, and it being about
time to get home, Billy had gone straight
up the hill instead of stopping, as usual,
at his stand. Beale had followed him.
and finding that the board shanty fur
nished ample facilities, had climbed up
to where he .could have an uninter
rupted view of the room.
Here he claimed to have seen Billy
take the ear-ring from his pocket,
whereupon the watcher broke the win
dow and engaged with him in the hand-
to-hand struggle which cost one ot the
men his life. When he had told this
much of his life he turned upon me
again with that wild look and cried :
xou don't believe me: nobody be
lieves me. I'll prove it to you I I'll
serve you as I did him I" and seizing
the seat upon which we were sitting, he
attempted to wrench it from its fasten
ings. The watchful officer, seeing that
the paroxysm was coming on, quickly
grappled with him, and before he could
do any injury he was safely ironed, and
as the cars passed the junction he was
transferred to the other train, I wonder
ing all the way whether what I had
had heard were the vagaries of a crazy
man, or whether I had really found the
solution of the murder mystery. '
Garrick and the Coachman.
When Garrick was last at Paris, Pre
ville, the celebrated French actor, in
vited him to his villa. Our Roscius,
being in a gay humor, proposed to go
in one of the hired coaches that regu
larly ply between Paris and Versailles,
on which road Preville's villa was situa
ted. When they got in, Garrick ordered
the coachman to drive up; but the fel
low answered that he would do so as
soon as he had got his complement of
A caprice immediately seized Gar
rick ; he determined to give his brother
player a specimen of his art. While
the coachman was attentively looking
out for passengers, Garrick slipped out
at the door, went round the coach, and,
by his wonderful command of counte
nance, a power which he so happily
displayed in Abel Drugger, palmed
himself upon the coachman as a stran
ger. This he did twice, and was admit
ted each time into the coach as a fresh
passenger, to the astonishment and ad
miration of Preville. Garrick stepped out
third time, and, addressing himself to
the coachman, was answered in a surly
tone, " that he had already got his com
plement," and was about to drive off
without him, when Preville cried out,
Let the stranger in ; he is a small
man, and we can accommodate him
without discommoding ourselves."
The plea prevailed, and Garrick was
permitted to enter the coach.
A Touching Incident.
During one of the most tremendous
snow-storms ever witnessed here, last
winter, writes a Newfoundland corre
spondent, a poor widow left her home in
search of her only son, a boy of 16
years of age, who had gone out in the
morning wood cutting, with several
others. Unable to bear her anxieties,
the poor mother rushed out into the
blinding snow-drift, hoping to find her
boy, and that her feeble arms might in
some way help him homeward. After
struggling on for several miles she met
the party, who were on their return. By
this time the was utterly exhausted and
unable to retrace her steps. What was
to be done.? She sank down in the
snow, worn out with fatigue and hun
ger. The little party of boys were quite
unable to bear her among them home
ward, and to remain with her would
have been certain death to them all. It
was agreed that they should cover her
as well as possible and return to the
village for help." Her son, however,
nobly refused to leave his mother,
though to remain was, in all probability,
death. When the lads gave the alarm
in the village a number of men, at the
peril of their lives, went out to rescue
the mother and son. Their efforts to
find them were, for several days, fruit
less. They were finally found under a
cliff', frozen to death and locked in one
another's arms. "In death they were
not divided," for- theirs
stronger than death."
The five ladies with the Japanese em
bassy, at the suggestion of their Ameri
can hostess, recently consented to be
laced up and tied down, ruffled, pan
iered, flounced, bowed and trailed in the
" style." Then they were powdered up
from an orange-peel hue to a delicate
lemon and prononced perfect, as far as
dress goes. Halt an nour later, how
ever, their dismayed civiiizers -found
them smiling and happy in their half-
petticoat, half-pantaloon dress. "Too
muchee," said the gentle Japanese,
Sir Thomas Dakin, late Lord Mayor
of London, was in Chicago last week.
.Nii-sson sketches landscapes very
Edwin Booth is quite regular in his
attendance at church.
Tbi Viceroy of Canada receives $50,
000 per annum, houBe-rent free.
Harriet Beecher Stowe has $100,000
stowed away in various funds. '
M. Thiers, in most matters, is obliged
to defer to the wishes of Madame.
Mr. Disraeli, as retired minister, re
ceives a pension ot $10,000 per annum.
The ex-Prince Imperial of France is
popular with the residents of Chisel-
A magnificent diamond badge is be
ing made - in New York as a present to
the Grand Duke.
It seems almost certain that Emperor
William ot (Germany is gradually sink
ing into his grave.
Uapt. Kufus .Barnard, now 81 years
old, has lived in Westfield, Vt., on the
same farm, 79 years.
James W. Wall, formerly United
States Senator from New Jersey, died
on the 10th inst., aged 53.
Mrs. Kernet, of New York, showed
the warmth of her affection by thrusting
a red-hot poker down her husband's
Mr. Carlyle has received from the
German Empress the formal expression
of the thanks of the Emperor for his
.Lite ot F rederick the Orreat."
Bacchus sells beer and Mr. Plugs is a
tobacconist on Pennsylvania avenue in
Washington. Mr. Stamp is a clerk in
the city postoffice.
There are some rich men even in rug
ged Scotland. The Bairds, who stand
at the head of the iron-masters there,
make as clear profit annually $2,500,000.
Setting Bull, Black Moon, Iron Dog,
Iron Horn, Four Horns and Long Dog
declare there shall be no railroads
through the Powder river country.
The late Chief Justice Weston, of
Maine, was not absent from court a sin
gle day on account of ill-health during
the 30 years he sat upon the bench.
Prince Bismarck's condition is one of
constant sleeplessness, necessitating to
tal retirement from work. Wilhelm
will outlive him. The Prince is going
to the Isle of Wight.
Red Cloud stated his theory for the
settlement of the Indian question in a
very few words, in Cooper Institute, the
other night. He said : " I can protect
the western country myself." Ap
plause and war-whoops.
Mr. Charles Henry Sainsburt Pick
wick, of Bradford-on-Avon, - England,
has dropped his surname, on account of
the reprehensible liberties taken there
with by an irreverent public at the in
stigation of the late Charles Dickens.
Red Clocd and his party of twenty
five "noble red men" arrived at Pitts
burgh on the 12th inst., and were the
guests of Felix Brunot, one of the In
dian Peace Commissioners. The brave
scalp-takers, in company with some of
the pious people of the Smoky City, vis
ited the Third Presbyterian church,
where the State Sunday-school Conven
tion was holding its sessions. It is
related that Red Dog and several of his
chums did not relish the religious exer
cises a bit, and gave significant grunts
of approval when the benediction was
pronounced. Evidently the more ex
citing occupation of robbing Btages,
scalping emigrants and stealing stock is
lar more agreeable to them than listen
ing to theological discourses.
From Wealth to Poverty.
From the Chicago Tribune, June 15.
From 1858 to 1867 the nameof Bennett
Pieters was very well known in this
city. It was connected with the Red
Jacket Bitters, which were then a pop
ular beverage. His income was a large
one, but he spent it easily, hence when
calamity came upon him he had noth
ing to fall back upon. In 1867 some
individual, thinking that he also might
make a little by going into the bitter
business, began the manufacture of the
Red Cloud Bitters. Pieters resented
this, as an infringement of his rights,
and brought suit to have his rival en
joined. The matter was tried in the
United States Court. An expert chem
ist analyzed Pieters' productions, and
found they consisted of poor whisky,
flavored with tansy, dogfennel, jimson
weed, or some other substance, which
possessed no special medicinal virtues.
Ultimately the Court decided that his
rights had not been invaded, and that
Red Cloud and Red Jacket might have
separately and independently originated
bitters. This hurt Pieters, but not half
as much as the analysis. People had
supposed that his bitters owed their
virtues to ingredients unknown to the
white man, gathered at midnight in the
primeval forests, by grim Indian
chiefs; or dusky Indian girls, dark, but
comely, like the tents of Kedar, or the
curtains of King Solomon, the secret
having been specially communicated to
Pieters under circumstances of so pri
vate a nature that they never became
public. When the illusion was dis
pelled, the sale of the Red Jacket stop
ped, and Pieters' income diminished.
The les money he had the more he
drank. He got involved in trouble with
his partner, and finally, in 1869, went
to Washington Territory, in the hope
of bettering his fortunes. He returned
from there a few months ago, and, after
loitering around the city doing nothing,
last Monday he enlisted as a cavalry re
cruit in the regular army, and embraced
this last desperate resort of a reduced
An ancient maiden lady, in her forty-
seventh year, was found by her mother
strongly anected with grief, which mani
fested itself in leud crying and flowing
tears. The kind mother asked her the
cause of her crying. As soon as the
daughter could compose herself suffi
ciently to enable her to speak so that she
could be understood, she said :
" I have been thinking that if I
should marry, and should have a pretty
little son, and he should get to playing
with a fork, and should put out both
his eyes how badly J should feeV
The Crops—An Encouraging Prospect.
From the New York World, June 11.
ine past winter has been noted in
some sections for its few snows and
their thawing, in others for the great
length of time which the snows have
lain on the grou d. The misfortune of
the first is that the sudden thaws caused
most of the melted snow to run off into
the streams, and further that they were
followed by excessive degrees of cold
and long-continued frosts. This fact
furnishes the key whereby we may easily
solve the cause ot the death of ever
greens ; and wherever it has existed in
a grain-growing region the winter wheat
lias been killed. Uver how large an ex
tent of country this result has been
brought about cannot accurately be de
termined in the present meager system
of our meteorological reports; but from
tne sources at command we estimate
that the area of winter-killed wheat
cannot be very large in that section of
our country which produces the great
bulk of our grain crop. In fact, in the
new grain-fields of the Northwest the
substitution ot spring for winter wheat
has become almost universal, and its
growth is attempted in only a few
counties of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa.
and Nebraska. The States furnishing
more than half of our total wheat crop
are Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, California,
and Pennsylvania. Of these, Wiscon
sin, Iowa, and Minnesota sow but little
winter wheat, and hence, with such
seasons as have been reported, there is
every reason to expect from them a good
crop ot wheat from spring planting.
Jt rom Illinois the reports of the winter
wheat are very good, from Michigan
poor, from Ohio fair, from Pennsylvania
anaverage, from Indiana good, while
from Californa we are informed that the
acreage planted has been largely in
creased, and the appearance of the crop
is excellent. From the South the re
ports are very favorable, and new wheat
has already made its appearance in the
markets of Atlanta and Chattanooga.
At present the indications are that the
crop of hay will not exceed that of 1871.
At the (ame time, as during last year, it
is probable that the quality will be bet
ter than it there had been a very favor
able season and an excessive crop.
iorn is one 01 the spring grains, and
hence has none of the dangers of severe
winters to undergo. The reports from
the various States indicate a good pros
pect, though in many places the cut
worm is doing great damage.
the fruit crop ot this year will hardly
exceed two-thirds that of 1871, but, as
is usual with a less crop, the quality is
everywhere expected to be better. From
the West we have the news that their
fruit crop is expected to be especially
good, while iho ero,roo may look in I
quality, but will excel in flavor. The
apple crop will not in any section more
than exceed that of last year, unless in
the southern Alleghames. The fruit
crop ot California, which, from rapid
transportation, has become an item of
interest to us, is stated to be large and
of the usual quality. The grapes will
be better than ever before, from the in
creased production of improved varieties.
rrom the feouth the welcome news
comes to us that the fruit crop there is
likely to be very great-
Deadly Encounter Between a Snake
and a Catfish.
The Savannah Republican tells the
following as vouched for by a gentle
man of that city, who recently had oc
casion to visit the marsh on the other
side of the river. While over there
standing in the marsh, near a pool of
water, he noticed that something was
going on in it that one is not accustomed
to seeing every day, and, on investiga
ting, found that a very large moccasin
and a good sized catfish were having
terrible fight. The occurrence was
highly interesting, and he got as near
as possible to see what would be the end
of it. The combatants were fearfully
in earnest, and terribly energetic in
their efforts to annihilate each other.
The catfish would make daring passes
at the snake, always using his fins to
stick his antagonist with, and the snake,
on the other hand, would have to be
equally energetic in keeping clear of
the sharp points of the catfish's fins.
t he moccasin would throw himself into
striking position, and strike very fast, in
order to be equal to the frantic suiges of
the catfish. At last, the catfish, in
making a pass at the snake, struck his
sharp fin somewhere in a tender part of
the snake's belly, and the moccasin in
turn clinched the catfash in the back
part of the neck. In this position both
antagonists clung to each other until
they were dead the oison in both
seeming equal. The fight lasted about
twenty minutes, including the last clinch
of the contestants.
The Electoral Vote.
The electoral vote has been printed
from time to time in the papers, but it
has generally been incorrect, because it
has not included the supplemental ap
portionment provided for by the last
bill tor that purpose. Ihe following
table is accurate, containing the addi
tional delegates to represent the Congressmen-
at-large, given to a few of the
Eastern States tor their fractions
New Hampshire 9
Rhode Island.. 4
New York. 3ft
New Jersey 9
Pennsylvania...... -.. ...29
Delaware. -. . .... 3
Maryland ... 8
8outh Carolina ......... 8
Georgia. . . -1 1
lor a .
Wl Virginia .
Alabama .. 10
MisaisaiDDi 8 i Nevada. 3
Louisiana. 8 I Nebraska..- 3
It will be seen that the total electoral
vote is 367. Under the Constitution
majority of all is required for a choice,
This will be 184.
A Bomewhct laughable " ring" has
been formed in California, where this
year's grain crop is very large. Know
ing this fact, some wily gentlemen have
, -i . -1 . , i- -
DOUgnt up ine enure siccit 01 grain
sacks, so that the farmers are at their
wits' end to know how to bestow their
erain.' The Farmers' Club at Santa
Clara has appointed a committee to see
about buying bags in the Eastern
States, and to devise other means pf
breaking through the " ring."
The average Iowan is worth $601.03,
The ruins of Fort Sumter will soon be
removed, and a new fort constructed on
Congress passed, during the session
just closed, 460 bills.
A hotel is about to be established at
Vincennes, Ind., to be run exclusively
by women. It will probably be called
the " Dolly Varden Hotel."
Idleh ild, the home of the poet Wil
lis, has been sold for $50,000.
Massachusetts saving banks hold
$26,000,000 deposited by women.
A convention to consider the practi
cability of narrow-guage railroads met
at St. Louis on June 19.
The aimv-worm is doing havoc in
Iowa. and. in many counties, broad
acres look as if burned over by fire.
The Hartford Charter Oak Fire In
surance Company, ruined by the Chi
cago fire, will soon reappear as the
It is estimated that 120.000,000 feet
of logs will be manufactured in Min-,
neapoiis, Minn., during the present
A London banking firm has just pur
chased, for $80,000, a tract of 31,500
acres in Todd and Utter rail counties,
A new railroad is to be built between
Providence, R. I., and Worcester, Mass.,
on the three-foot gauge.
Potato bugs are as stupid as they are
voracious. Straw spread lightly over
the young vines fools the insects, who
do not think of overhauling it to find
the potatoes underneath.
For real business ingenuity commend
us to (Jalitorma. the proprietor ot a
San Jose pleasure garden draws crowds
by offering a prize to the person with
the longest nose.
In Wyoming a woman was summoned
upon a jury, when she brought her baby
in her arms. The youngster entered a
protest more vigorous than musical, and
she was excused from serving.
A hen in Raynham, Mass., has im
mortalized herself by laying an egg 3
inches long, 2$ inches round, and con
taining two yolks, beside a fully devel
oped egg. The hen is doing as well as
could be expected.
The favorable report on the culture of
opium, in last year's agricultural re
port, has encouraged the planting of
arge fields ol poppies in various parts
of the country.
The Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad
Company has placed on the London
market bonds for 800,000 (or $4,000,-
000), mortgaging the St. Paul and Wi
aom Division at the rate of $30,000. 8
There is a woman in Boston who has
stolen, in the course of a long and
eventful life, one thousand and one um
brellas. The one thousand and onetn .
one was taken on the eve of her eigh
teenth birthday, but unfortunately
her uncomfortable practice was de-
teeled, and she is in one of Boston's
The Morristown Herald says : Ole
Bull, when young, attempted suicide,
and now he is the best violinist in the
world. . There is a young man in our
neighborhood who plays the accordion,
and he n not a success. .Probably it he
were to attempt suicide he would learn
much faster. Should he succeed In his
attempt at suicide, we would be just as
The Med Jtiver Oaztiie is the name of
a paper just started atGlyndon, Minn.,
away out on the confines of civiliza
tion, by JS. is. Chambers, late 01 Chi
The Globe, a new first-class morning
daily paper, will be issued in St. Louis
shortly, by Messrs. McKee & Uouser,
for many years connected . witn tne
The county jail of Calhoun county,
Fla., has not had an inmate in over four
years, and the County Commissioners
have decided to let it be used for a bet
ter purpose a corn crib. It has ac
cordingly been converted into that use
ful adjunct to a farm.
Patrick S. Gilmore is described as a
very pleasant-iooKing gentleman, and
when he walks off to inspect the Coli
seum, he does so with an irrepressible
airiness of demeanor which seems to
say: "Oh, this little affair of the Jubi
lee is nothing to what l could do i
When sick Chinamen apply for ad
mission to city and county hospitals of
San Francisco, they are hustled off im
mediately to the small-pox pest-house,
where most of them take the disease
and die of it. This practice is not only
hard on the Chinamen, but is apt to
spread the seeds of the disease through
out the city. It is on this latter plea
th it a San Francisco journal urges the
discontinuance of the practice, and not
on the score of humanity.
What is Insanity?
At a murder trial in Memphis, where
in an attempt to establish insanity was
made on the" part of the defense, Dr.
J. R. Allen was called as an expert, and
testified as follows: "I have been a
practicing physician for nearly thirty
years ; I have had some experience in
cases of insanity, having been for ten
years medical superintendent of ihe
Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, and during
that time had over 2,000 crazy people
under my charge ; I have heard the hy
pothetical case read by Mr. Phelan ; I
am here as an expert, and before answer
ing this question would like to say that
the more I studied the question of in
sanity the less I understood it, and if
you ask me whereit begins and where it
end?, neither I nor any physician in the
world could tell you ; in fact, on occa
sions like this, lawyers make fools of
themselves in trying to make asses of
The intense hardness of the black, un
clearable diamonds, which are used in
boring machines and for dressing mill
stones, is such that a single one has
been employed for more than a year in
dressing a pair or mill-stones daily, with
out perceptible wear or diminution of
cutting power. The application of the
diamonds to boring and drilling is due
to a Swiss engineer, M. Leschot.
Gold and Silver.
Life his two ages :
The silver and golden :
A book with twe nagee.
A new and an olden.
Now stands before me
A little child, passing fair :
Laughing eyes, tall of glee.
Peach cheeks and golden hair.
She thinks life all it seems.
And for months, days and hoars.
She grasps the sunbeams.
And gathers Life's iairest flowers.
Near to that golden head
Silver is shining.
With Jaater passing rare: .
Age is refining.
There they are. yonth and sge.
Long hours beguiling
With stories and maxims sage.
Talking and smiling.
My life book's two pages :
The new and the olden.
The beautiful pages.
The silver and golden.
Piece-makers : Steam, gunpowder,
liow to overcome your sorrows : citrine
one of your own sighs.
If saw is the past participle of see, is
saw-horse - the past participle of sea
horse? A thief running away is a scamp, but
the policeman's chase after him is a
Well informed parties in uauiornia
estimate that the surplus wheat crop
for exportation this year- will roach
A man who has traveled through New
Jersey says he saw some land there to
poor that you couldn't raise a disturb
ance on it.
A pocket boot-jack has been invented.
You put your foot into your pocket,
give a spring into the air, and off comes
A sheriff who was taking two con
victs to the State Prison last week, when
the train stopped at Sing bing, called
out : " Step out, gentlemen : . fifteen
years for refreshments."
A box containing a black bear was re
ceived at an express office in San Fran
cisco the other day ; outside was thl in
scription : " Black bare Ef yew don't
want to get bit, kepe your lingers out
of the crax."
A lady teacher inquired of the mem
bers of a class of juveniles if any of them
could name the four seasons. Instantly
the chubby hand of a five-year-old was
raised, and promptly cime the answer,
" Pepper, salt, vinegar, and mustard."
the editor ot tne narvara Aavoeaie
received the following as a specimen of
Homerian verse : "
An elephant in a swallow's nest, . - -'
Prinking a cap of tea.
And watching a delicate hen that sane
From the top of a neighboring tree."
A negro girl managed to escape re-
centlv from the Bedford, Term., jail by
soaping herself and creeping : through
, , - , t . .i . i i: .
tne oars, leaving ner ciouiei ueuinu.
lo ine oar sue miuut uavo u.i-ick;iicta a
warning that Dante's line,
Who enters Here leaves soap oenino,
didn't apply in this case.
A SLuaaiSH ' housemaid exclaimed,
when scolded for the untidiness of her
chambers, " I'm sure the rooms would
be clean enough it it were not jot tne
nasty sun, which is always showing the
dirty corners I"
When a wretch is suspected of m-
ebrity in Portland, they haul bim up to
the town pump, and make him try to
say, " The Portland Society for the Pre
vention ot Uruelty to Animals." it no
fails, thev irricate him for half an hour
and then turn him into the calaboose.
" What makes vou so glum, Tom ?"
" Because I've just had to endure a sad
trial to my feelings.", " W nat on carta
was it Y " vvny, i nad to ue on a
pretty girl's ibonnet while her mother
was looKing on."
Travelers say that next to Brigham
Young the Utah barbers are the greatest
fraud in the -Territory. They charge
fifty cents for rasping .the the beard off
your face, and they leave it' feeling as
t you were tne victim oi a poiraer
Prof. Goltz. of Komesberg. in his ex
periments ;upon the nervous center of
frogs,finds that if you take out the brain,
and then rub a wet finger ' down the
frog's back, the creature will croaK as it
pleased. Frogs must be easily pleased.'
An Illinois paper makes this horrible
threat : It is fun to sprinkle the side
walk, but there is a young man on tne
south side of the square who will stand
when he eats, hereafter, unless he gives
up the funny habit he has con
tracted ot turning tne nose on passers,
1 -1 - 1 U : Ka wnlLr
The magnitude of the boot and shoe
trade of this city will be impressed on
his mind forever one of these days.
wniits ills in wuiue "-.
An Irish girl in Bradford, N. II., last
week, complained of a headache, and
was exused from further duties that
day. During the evening her employer
visited the cellar, and hearing a faint
l 1 f 1 1 .1 :,. -v.;!
cry I rom me anu-uarrei, xwa.ca "
was horrified to behold a pair of infan
tile heels belonging to an exceedingly
lively baby squirming among the ashes,
from which it was taken and is now
doing well. The servant girl appeared
the most surprised of anybody, and, like
" Topsy,"- " specs it grew."
A Baby Detained for Fare.
The London (Ont.) Advertiser says :
On Wednesday last, a woman with a
baby in her arms got on board ' the cars
of the T. G. and B. railway, somewhere
between Orangevillo . and . this point.
When Conductor Lewis went around to
inspect tickets the woman stated that
she was very poor and had a sick baby.
She nursed it very tenderly to this point.
Upon arrival here Mr: Lewis thought
matters did not look j ust as represented,
the baby being very quiet, so he deter
mined to detain the infant until the
fare was paid.
Remonstrance, of course, was made
at Mr. Lewis' heartless conduct, but all
to no purpose ; the baby was taken to
the ticket office, and Mrs. Kelly for
that was the woman's name wasoblig
ed to go home without her offspring.
Upon examination, the sick child was
found to be nothing more than a bun
dle of clothes tied up into shape, a
child's cap on what represented the
head, this being formed by a string tied
round the neck. It is now being care
fnl I v rorwlcl Kt th station until it is
called for by its parent. ,