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u tiDif tuir, Ai urnti, ina. mi.TiSnono. : t i onio. IMPORTANT EVENTS. COLLATED AND COMPILED FROM ALL QUARTERS. AT WASHINGTON. Trained Militia. Adjutant-General I)rum desires to see the militia of the country improved. He would like to see every State able to turn out on twenty-four hours' notice a credita ble body of men. Tlie Adjutant-tienernl de sires to establish a national militia of .Xt.OOO practical soldiers. Ho thinks that it would be a good protection, and avoid the necessity for increasing the regular army. He believes that the fiovernment can well afford to spend 4,000,000 or :K,000,000 in perfecting such an organization and 1.000,0o0 or $2,000,000 yearly tow ard main taining it. Trained Militia. What the Beer is Made Of. The new form of brewers' monthly re turns, devised by the International Rev enue Bureau at Washington, to ascertain the material used in the manufacture of tteer, are now beginning to come in, Not a vingle firm so far, underoath, has acknowl edged the use of any deleterious substance. The mnjority of the brewers use nothing hut malt and hops; some add a small per centage of rice, and a few a little corn. From the former reports received it is known that glucose and grape sugar is put in by some brewers. The Hardships of Dipismsey. Official advices received at Washington from Mr. Foote, fhe newly appointed United Htntes Minister to Corea, state that ha has taken up his residence in the Cap itol of that little-known country, but that !ife there is attended with many discom orts and privations. The only house he '.as been able to obtain is a rude one of .vood endpaper, with paper windows, and a situated in an undesirablo location, in he midst of hovels and filth. The climate s marked by groat extremes of heat and old. The only fuel obtainable consists of he boughs of pine trees, and everything in "he shape of food, except the simplest noc "ssaries of life, bus to be brought from abroad. Notes. Thb design for the monument to the memory of Major General the Baron UeKalb, to be erected in Annnpolis, Md., lias been approved by the Secretary of State. The model represents the General in the act of encouraging the troops under ois command to greater deeds of vulor at he moment he wus killed. The attention of Commissioner Price 'laving been called to the fact that the vil lage of Vinita, in the Indian Territory, had 'teen selected as the place for the Slade Mitchell prize-tight on September 11, he has directed Indian Agent J. Q. Tufts, to pre vent the fight taking place nt all hazards. The record of the Court-martial case of Captain John A. Kress, of the Ordnance department, was received at the War De partment on the Kith. Captain Kress was in charge of the work of erecting barracks i.t San Antonio, Texas, and was tried there :or disregard of orders, in allowing the ex ;eiiditures for work to exceed the estimates, 10 that the appropriation was exhausted vhen the buildings were little more than t.alf finished. It is understood the Court t:as recommended a reprimand. Thk First Comptroller of the Treasury nag suspended the accounts for expenses of V. T. Wimberly, of Mississippi, formerly n Internal Revenue Agent, pending an in vestigation of the charges made that he !iad openly boasted that he had performed no service for the Government except of a political character. He will he given an opportunity to refute the charges made. DOMESTIC. Accessory to Embezzlement. James 8. Lyon, a former partner of Jo seph Bork, Ex-City Treasurer of Buffalo, X. Y., now serving a term in State Prison tor embezzlement of the city's funds, was sentenced on the 13th to four years im prisonment as accessor'. Pending an ap peal, a stay of sentence was granted. The prisoner guve hail in 10,01)0. Wife Murderer Reprieved. Governor McEnery, of Louisiana, a few days ago, granted a reprieve to Victor Eloi, who was to have been hanged soon at New Orleans for wife murder, until the re sult of the suspensive appeal to the Su preme Court is known. The Swiss National Festival. Fifteen thousand people attended the opening of the Swiss Nationnl Festival, iu Philadelphia, on the l.'Sth. There was an emblematic procession showing Swiss life in all conditions. Prize Fight Near Pittsburg. A prize fight between Wm. Wagner, of Pittsburg, and Albert Cannaugh, of ivew York, was fought on the morning of the 14th at Whitehall, a few miles from Pitts burg, Pa., and resulted in a victory for Cannaugh, who knocked Wagner out in the fourth round. Hawaiian Tomtoma at San Francisco. The steamer Mariposa, from Honolulu, arrived a few mornings since at San Fran cisco, bringing the Ruyul Hawaiian Baud of thirty members to participate in the Conclave festivities. It is claimed by those who know that they will carry off the musical honors of the Conclave. A quarantine examination established the fact that leprosy among them proved to be unfounded. Failure of a Brokerage House. George M. Ballou & Co., a large stock brokerage house of New York and Boston, suspended on the 14th. The amount of their liabilities will amount to between 0,500,000 and JJ,OJ0,0O0. Burning of Passavant Hospital, Milwaukee. Fassavant Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis., was destroyed by a supposed incendiary lire a few days ago. An old building ad joining the new structure was still in use as a hospital, and some twenty patients therein had a narrow escape. The hospital was just under roof aud was valued at 100. Fire at the Franklyn Cottage. There was a slight tire at the Francklyn Cottage, in which President Garfield died, t Long Brand;, J., on the 14th. There was much excitement, but the flames were oou extinguished. Fire at the Franklyn Cottage. Judge Joro B Black Convalescing. udge Jere 8. Black, who has been serious ly ill at bis home in York, Pa., was report ed on the 14th to be rapidly recovering. Sentenced For Embezzlement. The late Cashier of the American Loan tod Trust Co., of Bostou, Arthur H. ilaney, was sentenced recently to the itate's Prison for seven years for the em lezzlenujiit of $44,000. Returns From the Kentucky Election. The official returns from seventy-Dins entities In Kentucky give Knott, Democrat, for Governor, 10.T,n!7; Morrow, Republican, fill, 17!. The same counties In 1ST'. gave Blackburn, hemoorat, p;,ft;,a ; Evans, Re publican, IW'.Nmt. Knott's majority In these seventy-nine counties is 47,-lN; Blackburn's mnjority, RT,0(-1. The election, therefore, shows a leinocrutio gain in the vote of 7,M- and Republican gain of b,'2j, or a net Democratic gain of '.',117. A Minister Shot in Texas. Rev. R. U. Sewell was shot and killed on the street in Luting, Tex., by Lawrence Denman a few days ago. The causes lend ing to the shooting were of a domestic nature. Narrow Escape of Cincinnatians at Ischia- A letter received at Cincinnati from Mrs. Charles Sohinidlapp describes the escape from death of Mr. .Nehmidlapp, theirdaugh ter and herself, during the earthquake on the Island of Ischia. The roof of the house In which they wore staying fell in, but the side walls remained standing. They extri cated themselves with great ditllcully. This was the only house on the Island thut was not entirely demolished. All About a Woman. Bob Alexunder was taken to Charlotte, N. C, a few days ago by an office' from Long Creek Township, and lodged in J lilon a charge of shooting another negro. The affrny occurred about a woman. Alexander and his adversary bad a few words, when Alexander pulled out a pistol and shot the man down. Mexico's Treaty With Germany. The treaty of commerce and amity be tween Mexico and Germany contains the most favored Nation clause. Germans are to pay no taxes not levied on Mexicans, to be exempt from military service and from contributions in lieu thereof; also from forced loans. A Double Crime in Virginia. A special from Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va., on the loth, says it is report ed that two respectable white girls, daugh ters of Mrs. Jane Smith, were ravished near Rock Snrinirs Church a few davs asco. The perpetrators escaped. A Destructive Storm in Tennessee. Chattanooga, Tenn., was visited by a terrific wind storm on the l."Lh. The G. T. Va. and Georgia & Alabama Great South ern depots were unroofe 1, also a large num ber of buildings, several being blown down. Flying timber injured J. H. Jennings, go ing through a box-car before it struck him. There were several other casualties. There was a heavy hail storm at the time, nnd a number of horses ran away. Ono was killed and many injured. The telegraph business of the entire South was delayed, and busi ness seriously interrupted. Twelve Cornish Miners Killed. While thirteen men were being hauled to the surface of a mine near the town of Red ruth, Cornwall, England, on the l.'tth, the rope uttached to the car brol;e, and twelve of the men were precipitated to the bottom and instantly killed. He Looked and Did Not Leap. Captain J. D. Rhodes, who talked of swimming the whirlpool rapids of Niagara River, looked at the waters on the lath and abandoned the job. An open letter was addressed Rhodes by the Canadian authori ties, stating thnt any attempt by lain or others to swim the w hirlpool rapids would be looked upon as the act of an insane per son, nnd they would be prevented, so far as entering the water from the Canadian shore is concerned. The Michigan Prohibitionists. The Prohibibition State Convention of Michigan, met at Eaton Rapids on the l."th. They voted to raise $10,000 for a campaign fund, indorsed the platform of theNationnl Convention at Chicago, declared in favor of constitutional and statutory prohibition of the manufacture of liquor as a beverage, arraigned the Republican party for bad faith in not submitting the question to the people, and declared that the party is in competent to handle the liquor question. Burned to Death By His Mother. Frank Sklenar, a Bohemian printer of Chicago, was burned to death in a barn at Caledonia, a small town above Racine, Wis., a few nights go, under circumstan ces which occasion the surmise that the barn was fired by his own mother for the purpose of burning him. The mother and son had quarreled about family affairs, the son wishing to write to his father, who is still in the old country, and his mother strenuously objecting. Frank went to the barn to sleep, and a little later his mother gave the alurm of fire at a neighbor's, half a mile distant. The next morning her soli's remains were found in the ruins. She was arrested on the charge of arson. It is charitubly supposed that she is insane. The Straight Virginia Republicans. The Republican straight-out Convention met at Richmond, Va., on the loth. The platform adopted favors a strict adherence to Republican principles and protective tariff; indorses James G. Blaine for the presidency; condemns the administration in aiding General Mahone iu the repudia tion of one-third of the State debt; de clares the power thus given Mahone has been used for the persecution of lifelong Republicans, and that tho power given by the administration to Mahone makes him virtually President of the United States for the State of Virginia. The platform also opposes mixed schools; favors civil service reform and the honest enforcement of the recent acts of Congress, and con cludes by expressing an unalterable oppo sition to the one man power in Virginia, represented by Mahone, and calls the at tention of the administration to the results of such system iu other States. A Brutal Murderer Lynched. Joe Payne, a mulatto, who, three weeks ago, atrociously murdered a young man named Townes Sale, at Oakland, in alla busha County, Miss., was tuken from the officers and hung on the llith by a party of exasperated citizens. Payne's crime was particularly atrocious. Ho had been porter and trusted servant about Sale's store, and waylaid the young man while the latter went from the home of his parents to his sleeping-room at the store, nearly half a mile distant. The negro struck Sule from behind with a club, crushing in his skull. He then cut his throat from ear to enr, milking fifteen gashes with a pocket-knife, after which he rolled him down a precipice into a ditch. He then robbed the store. Yellow Fever at Ponsacola. A genuine case of yellow fever was re ported in the Navy-yard ut Pensacolu, F!a., on the pith. Dr. Owens, of the U. S. Nuvy, officially confirms the report. The patient, who is a marine belonging to the Navy yard, was placed in the hospitnl immedi ately after being taken sick, and has been kept in rigid isolation since. Water Farming at Galveston. Galveston, Tex., wus reported on the verge of a water famine on the llith. Cis terns are drained, gardens are dried up, aud the effect of the drouth is plainly seen in tha poverty of the vegetable market. For weeks many persons have been depend ing on the liberality of their neighbors for water enough to drink, but the drinking supply has now become exhausted. An in dication of the extremes to which some are driven is found in the following notice posted in front of one of the best-known and most popular restaurants iu the city: "Closed until It rains." One or two large houses have for some time been uslns; water condensed from the gulf, but small consumers cannot make this profitable. The city has just contracted for the erec tion of a system of water-works, but several months will elapse before they will be of Bervice. Suicides and Murders. Tnic wife of U. S. Senator, W. B. Allison, of Illinois, committed suicide at Dubuque, la., a few days ago, by drowning hersolf In the Mississippi River. She had been af flicted with a inentol diseuse for the past two or three years. Jamkh Winters, a well-known character on the Mexican National Railway, was murdered near Saltillo, Mex., a few days ago. He had gone to that city for funds to pay off his employes, and while returning to camp was waylaid and killed for his money. Two colored female convicts named Sue Fletcher and Mollie Dinwood quarreled in the wash-room of the Nashville (Tenn.) Penitentiary on the 1.1th, when the latter stabbed the former through the heart, kill ing her instantly. A kkoiio nnmed Fostlcthwaite stole a mule in Cnhafoula Parish, Lb., a few days ago, and was pursued by Sheriff Fairbanks and arrested at Bullett's Bnyou. While under arrest the negro shot the Sheriff off his horse. After falling, Fairbanks drew a revolver and shot the negro dead. Fair banks is not dangerously hurt. The body of T. F. Griswold.a prominent citizen of Burlington, la., was found drown ed iu Lake Champlain, a few nights ago. There were no marks of violence, and it is supposed to be a case of accidental drown ing or suicide. Suicides and Murders. FOREIGN. Burning of an Asylum's England. The private insane asylum in the town of Ealing, Middlesex County, England, burned a few nights ago. Five of the in mates perished. Many of tho inmates were severely burned. Dr. Boyd, proprie tor of the institution, was killed while at tempting to save the lives of patients. His son also perished in the flames. The Apaches at Work Again. A special courier from the headquarters of the army operating against the Indians in Oposuru, Sonora, Mexico, says the Apaches on August 13 made an attack on tho village of Nncari, where Lieutenant Mnreno is stationed with a small picket of State troops, killing five picket guards. At daylight next morning Mnreno marched with twenty men, and found the savages to the number of one hundred and fifty men, strongly intrenched, and he was compelled to retreat. He made a second reconnais sance, accompanied by armed villagers, but their ammunition becoming exhausted, they made a second retreat. Several In diuns were killed, nnd Moreno was slightly wounded. After the skirmish the savages had things all their own way, and drove olf large herds of cattle. A Bedouin Outbreak. Two thousand Beduoins attacked the Sanitarium at Sinkat, a few days ago, and were repulsed with the loss of sixty killed. The soldiers defending the place lost seven men, and civilians five. Sinkat is fifty miles from Suakin, a town in Nubia, on the Red Sea. The attack was incited by the False Prophet. It is reported that Sua kin is also threatened with an attack. Notes. It is stated that the Porte intends to transfer the negotiations in relation to the treaty of commerce with America and the license tax from Constantinople to Wash ington. The German Government recently noti fied the Austrian Government that all pig flesh imported into Germany from Austriu must be accompanied with a certificate that it is not Amcricun meat. A VIRULENT foot and mouth disease has appeared at Bristol among the Canadian cattle received from Liverpool. Thure are alarming signs of earthquake in Sevara, on the Island of Ischia. The springs are dry ing up and smoke issuing from fissures in the ground. The Minister of Public Works has issued orders for the immediate erection of huts for the accom modation of the people iu case they are compelled to vacate their houses. It is claimed in Madrid thut the uprising in the Spanish army was due to the cor rupting influence of French gold. In the House of Commons on the Kith, Parnell declared that unless the deficiencies in the Land Act are specially remedied, he will lead a deeper and more desperate ugi tation than any yet witnessed. LATEST NEWS. Thomas H. Hughes, Secretary of the Brotherhood of Telegraphers, residing at Pittsburg, Pa., received the following from New York on the 17th, with instructions to send it to all branches of the Brotherhood: "The Executive Board of the Brotherhood regrets to say that the strike is a failure. All members who can may return to work i immediately. John f Campbell." This action of the Executive Board was precipitated by the numerous desertions from the ranks of the strikers. Members of tho Brotherhood attribute their failure to the Knights of Labor who, they say, failed to give them the support prom ised. The Western Union refuses to treat with the strikers, except as new men and then only as vacancies occur. Each one given a position is required to sign an agreement to sever his connection with the Brotherhood, and pledge himself uot to join a similar organization. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd have opened a home in Washington, iu the resi dence of the late Admiral Smith, which has been presented to the Sisterhood by Miss Anna Smith, daughter of the Admiral. Wu. Devoy ,the editor of the Irish Xation, .n..ruiniri sentence of sixty days in the Penitentiary, on Blackwell's Island, for libelling August Belmont, returnee. io uis desk on the 17th. Ho had many callers, and in the evening was given a reception. He says he has uot changed mi opimou ui Mr. Belmont. A. BuitMANN has been nominated by the Democratic State Central Committee of Minnesota as a candidate for Governor in place of W. W. McNair, declined. Bur mann accepts. EioiiT tiiousand weavers In the Ashtoie undor-Lyue district, England, have struck for higher wages. Their action throws twenty thousand people out of work. Twenty-two studentB in the University of St. Petersburg have been banished to Siberia for being connected with a Nihilist journal. The English seem to be changing their minds regarding the source of the foot and mouth infection iu cattle. It was stated on tiie 17th in the Commons by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster that the disease has been carried from England to America. The Canadian cattle now suffering from the disease at Bristol contracted it in Liver pool by coming in contact with cattle from Ireland. Tub receipts of wheat in Chicago are al most as large as at this time last year.when the crop was much above the average. The conclusion is that the crop is a good deal better than was expected. The Pennsylvania House have passed the resolution fo- the appointment of a freo conference committee, to consist of three Republicans and three Democrats, to frame s senatorial and reyjejeutativs apportUm lueut bill. STATE NEWS ITEMS. THK National Sewer-pipe Company was otganized at Wellsville, Columbiana County, on the 10th. The company is com posed of all the sewor-plpe and terra-cotta manufacturers of tho Ohio Valley, repre senting a capitnl of over i 10,000,0(10, A terrific thunderstorm, accompanied by wind anil hail, swept over Ottawa, Put nam County, a few days since, doing great damage to corn anil garden truck. The residence of James Nedry was struck by lightning, tearing oil tho plastering, and knocking over a high chair, containing an infant, doing considerable injury to the child. Mn. Jackson Mil. I. kr, ono of the oldest citizens of New Comorstown, Tuscarawas County, was run over by a train near that place a few mornings since and instantly killed. Ai.phonso Rkno made application at the Probate Court in Cincinnati for a license to marry Ella Lennen, a few days since. The man was a full blooded negro, nnd the woman he represented to be a white per son. His application was very emphati cally refused. The now jail In Bucyrus Is at last finished, and was accepted a few days since by the Commissioners of Crawford County from the bondsmen of Contractor Fuoth. The entire cost of the building is nearly $':!4,on0. John W. Buzzard, who hns been on trial at Zanesville for shooting with intent to kill, was acquitted a few days since. John O'.Maua, born In England, in 1770, died in Cleveland, recently, aged 104 years. He was a remarkably well preserved old uian. In speaking of his health a few days before he died, he said : "I was never sick an hour in my life. I don't know what a headache, a backache, a sideache, or a tooth ache is." Philander WoLfOTT, a prominent farm er of Trumbull County, was attacked by a vicious bull a few mornings ago, and gored to death. His body was horribly mangled. He was forty-three years of age, and leaves a large family. The bull was killed. B. F. Myers, of Union Township, Han cock County, was knocked down and badly gored by a vicious bull, and would have been killed had his dog not Interfered. Frederick Lehman, a bricklayer em ployed on the new Park Theater, Cleve land, made a misstep on the afternoon of the 14th, and fell the height of four stories, a distance of eighty feet to the basement below. His neck wus broken, and he died almost instantly. He leaves a fumily. At Osceola, Crawford County, a smnl town near Bucyrus, a few days since, John Weir, an employe in a tile factory, was caught in the machinery and his left arm crushed from the wrist to the shoulder. He died in a few hours. The victim was young und unmarried. Mrs. Allie Cbawkoro, twenty-four years of age, died suddenly of heart dis ease, at her home in Mt. Gilead, Morrow County, a few days ago. ' Geokoe W. Hackktt, alias John Doe, alius William George, who is confined in the countyjail at Mansfield for burglary at Plymouth, Richland County, escaped from jail a few evenings since by concealing himself in the bath-tubwhen the jailer went to lock the prisoners up for the night. The jailer and other parties who happened to be near pursued the runaway and captured him, after running about two squares, and escorted him back to his quurters. Harry, a fifteen-year-old son of Mrs. H. Finch, while stealing a ride in the yards of the C, Y. & P. Railroad, in. Alliance, Stark County, a few days ago, was thrown under the wheels and instantly killed. Joe Johnson, colored, while walking on the Pan Handle Railroad track, in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas County, a few evenings since, was struck by the evening express, but, strange to say, was not injured the least, so far as can be ascertained. He is married to a white woman there, and she is making more fuss about the accident than Joe. Richard Thompson, an old soldier, who was run over by a street car during the re union at Columbus a short time ago, died at the hospital a few days since. A suit for damages will follow, and gross careless ness is charged. The fruit dealers of Columbus organized recently to suppress the street-corner ven ders. This has brought about tho dis covery that one mnn has a monopoly of the street-corner trade, running nearly a dozen places. The officers and clerks of the United States Court at Cincinnati have started a subscription list for the purpose of having painted a portrait of the lute Judge Philip B. Swing, to be placed in the United States Court-room in that city. There have been numerous signers, and a good piece of art will be secured. J. B. Barnes, proprietor of the Mentor House, Mentor, Luke County, died sudden ly of paralysis a few nights ago. He faint ed while at church, aud on being carried home expired in a few hours. While picking huckleberries recently, Mrs. Joseph Helinick, of Old Town Valley, near New Philadelphia, Tuscara was County, was bitten in the hand by a copperhead snake. Little hopes are enter tained lor her recovery. Miss Ada Miller, of Mt. Vernon, Knox County, the other day, took three grains of strychnine that had been kept in the house to kill rats. Through the administration of un antidote she wus resuscitated. Jane Lennox, a colored woman, aged about one hundred years, died at Akron, Summit County, a few days ago. .She was the oldest survivor of the slaves freed in New York iu 18-7, and has lived in Akron with Mrs. Paris -Tallmau, daughter of her former muster, for forty-five years. A few days ago a west-bound freight train collided with the Baltimore & Ohio yard engine in the yard at Zanesville. Both engines were badly smashed, but no other damage wus done. A misplaced switch was the cause. David Aichile, of Taylorsvillo, Muskin gum County, was instantly killed a few duys ago while at work iu a coal bank, by the roof falling upon hiin and breaking his nuck. Mr. Aichile was about tweuty-twc years old, and unmarried. The other day a fiend in human ahape went into the lmt room at the Palace during dinner-hour and folded strips of newspaper inside the sweatbands of every hat on the rack. Every guest insisted that somebody had stolen his hat, and the exercises wound up with forty-two scrapping matches and a free fight. Han Francisco l'ost. The meanest man, like the oldest Inhabitant, we have always with us. He has just manifested himself again in the person of a well-known business man in Syracuse, N. Y., who palmed oft ten trade dollars for a ten dollar note on his aged and widowed mother, under the pretext of supplying her witli small change. . One of the results of the recent cy clone in lierkley County, S. J., was damages done to tho burying-ground of the Lie Vaux family, at lielle Isle, where General Francis Marion, of the Revolution, is bur ed. Tho slab has been broken for years, and the cyclone fin ished the work, a falling hickory tree reuueing fie wuoie monument to rums. Casamicciola, the town in Ischia destroyed by the earthquake, is twenty miles so;ithwestof .Naples and contained 4,200 inhabitants. The island itself Lad a population of neoyle. DESTRUCTIVE BLAZES. The Kimball House at Atlanta, Ga, Burned The Kimball House at Atlanta, Ga, Burned to the Ground-Vineyard Haven, Mass, Partially Destroyed. ATLANTA. GA. Aug 19. The Kimball House, tho largest and finest hotel In I lie South, was destroyed by flro about daybreak Sunday. As soon us tho flames were discovered Mr. Seville, the pro pi ictor, ordered tho porters nnd clerks tj awaken the guests. The men went throngti the hnlhvnys, breaking open doors where necessary to ensue the stfety of the guests. The fire, having originated In the renr building, was favorable to the escape of all tho guests, and within twenty minutes th hotel wus emptied. Within an hour tho structure was burned to the ground. The lire broke out about 4 :'M o'clock. Opinions as to the origin are conflicting. Charles Slider and Tliil dreen, two of the Vonttltntion boys, connected with the mail ing department, saw the fire breaking out, aud realizing the danger the guests were In, rushed Into the building and made their way along the corridors, waking up the sleeping occupants. In some places they certainly saved lives, as there were people in tho house who hud not been brought out by the first alarm. The boys went to the top-story of the house and did much good in waking peo ple. They express tho opinion thnt when the debris was removed it would be found that there are persons who perished in tho flames. The fire had enveloped the build ing on the west sido before tho officers of the (Into City Hank arrived. L. J. Hill, the President, was absent from the city. Welborn Hill and Ed MeCandloss were on baud ns si sin as notified and with the assist ance of citizens took the valuable books and papers from the vault to a place of safety. The safe, containing 500,000 in valuables, can not be removed. As sism as possible a steady stream of wntcr w as turned on the vault, and It is thought the papers nnd money arc all right. 'i he hotel w as built by II. J. Kimball, and is now owned by Robert Toombs, John Rice, Joseph 11. Thompson and others. It cost &(;oo,0iu, while the furniture wus val ued at $lJ.",UO0. The insurance was only fcso.000. The (late City National Bank, Harrison & l!io., tobacco store, John R. Daniel, drug store, and other occupants of the stores 1 eneath. are among the losers. The total Ions is sl.000,yilll; the insurance not over WOO.O'.IO. The lire is claimed by Mr. Culberson, the agent of the company, to be Incendiary. Iu the vaults of the (.into City Bank were SoOO.ODO, concerning tho fate of which there is yet much doubt. A WHOLE TOWN BURNED. BOSTON, Aug. 13. The town of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, was almost entirely destroyed by lire Saturday night. A largo number of cottages belonging to summer residents wcro destroyed, as well as many stores, including the post-oflice. The fire originated in a Baptist Church from some unknown cause, and communicated to a wooden building in close proximity. In a few minutes the largo row of cottages was in flames. Over fifty acres hi tho heart of town were binned. Hundreds of persons nre homeless, many absolutely deprived of every thing. The loss Will probably be not less than S.100,000. The wife of James Davie, nn aged citizen, died Sunday from excitement consequent upon the lire. The heaviest losers are: It. W. Cracker, harness manufacturer. Sii.000: J. II. Lambert, store and dwelling, S'24.000; the Baptist Church, SS.OUO; Luce Bros., dry goods, SI 2, 000. LYNCH LAW. Two Cowardly Georgia Murderers Strangled and Shot an Mob. ATLANTA. Ga. Aug. 13. On Tuesday morning lu-t Joe Fulford, a Miller County farmer, with the aid of Har ry Bradley, a negro, brutally murdered his wife, w ho at the time was unable to turn herself in bed. The iicl'io beat her over the head with a chili, until she became insensible. Then her husband choked out the remaining spark of life. Fulford hired his accomplice and another negro named Reuben Robertson to haul the body to Spring Creek, one mile and a half distant, and sink it in the deepest point Fulford rejmrted her absence, aud sought to create the impression that she had committed suicide by drowning. The neigh bors searched tho country all Tuesday evening and night, aud on Wednesday the remains were found. Marks were found upon the body. The uxori cide was arrested but denied his guilt, and remarked that he would not have had his wife murdered for five dollars. The two negroes wero then arrested on suspicion. They made a full confession, giving the facts as stated. A coroner's jury rendered a verdict charging the three men with the crime. A preliminary trial was held at Colquit Friday, und they were held for mur der. There was talk of burning the trio at a stake in the court-house yard, but wiser counsels prevailed until the friendly sh ides of night were spread over the earth. Between the hours of ten and twelve Fulford and Harry Bradley were taken from the jail and hanged to a tree near the jail and periorated with bullets. Their bodies were found Saturday morning. Fulford's father Is a man of considerable means, and is res;eetod by his neighbors. The general sentiti, -nt of the country will approve the act of Judge Lynch, since wilhin two years two ini.ocent women have been murdered in the same vicinity, and in former cases two ui the. guilty parties escaped punishment by breaking jail and fleeing the country. Folger Pleased With the Business Outlook. WORTHINGTON. Minn. Aug. 13. Secretary of the Treasury Folger Is her taking a brief vacation from his official du ties and looking al.vr a farm of about a sec tion, which he owns. He is very social, and chats Informally on politics and other tonics of the day. Regarding the business situation, Mr. Folger thinks the country is in a con servative mood and moving safely along in a course of prosperity. He spoke especially of the Northwestern enjoying a woiule: iul degree of thrift, occasioned by the rapid de velopments ol its fertile acres and tiie in flux of well-to-du settlers, and considers the commercial nnd financial condition of i lie Country, fts a whole, to bo satisfactory, in spite of the prevalent dullness iu W 'll street, and the Hurry of failures among t le shoe aud leather people of New Knglai.d. These latter symptoms he regards as slii. t ly local. An Express Agent Killed and a Western Coach Robbed of $3.200. FLORENCE, A. T., Aug. 13. As the stage belonging to Wells, Fargo i"s Co. was bow ling along ut a high rate o.' speed between Riverside and Pioneer, Sun day morning, a band of masked robber i sprung into tho road and commanded tho driver to halt The reply given w;ia a Volley from the coach. The bandits re turned the lire, and, to make sure of the booty, killed the horses, thus allowing them more leisure for overcoming the guard and piseiigers. A spirited engagement fol lowed, which rcsiiiteil in tho death of the express messeimer, John Collins, and tiie seiious wounding of a passenger. Seeing that further resistance was hopeless, the passengers surrendered. Wi'.liuut molesting those in the couch, t;(,'J00 belonging to toe company was taken by the robbers, who thereupon quickly decamped. Death from Chloroform. TROY, N. Y., Aug. 13. Friday Llllle A. Van Woort, a pretty sixteen-year-old girl of this city, had chloroform administered by a dentist before having a tcoth extracted. She died Saturday from the effects of the drug, never having recov ered consciousness. Work hns been l ectin on Dakota's new Capitol at Bbiuarvk. COMMERCIAL LAW. Brist Digests Late Decisions. [Complied Specially for the St. Louis Commercial Gazette.] FIRE INSURANCE. February 2, 1HH0, plaintiff negotinfnl with an insurance company s local agent nt Slionniuloah for a six months' insurance of a building i" that town, giving poods and his note for the pre mium. Tho next night the hniliiing' was burned down The application Bim note of plaintiff wero received by the company on the 6th, and were rejected by the secretary, tho reason assigned being that the company already had as much insurance iu the row where t ho building hail stood ns it cared for. It did not appear that tho ngent had au thority lo pive or did give a binding re ceipt. There was no evidence to show that nt the time of the rejection of the application the company was aware that the property hail been burned. Hi ll, that the plaintiff did uot have n miflieient cause of action. Armstrong vs. tho iState Insurance Company of Dos Moines, Supreme Court of Iowa. FIXTURES. Whether a chattel becomes a fixture or not does not depend so much upon tho character of the fastening by which it is held down (whether slightor otherwise) as upon the nature of the article, and its use as connected with the use of the freehold. As between the mortgageor and mortgagee, tho true criterion con sists in the united application of several tests: 1. Real or constructive annexa tion of the art.cle in question to the realty. 2. Appropriation or adaptation to the use or purpose of that part of tho realty w ith which it is connected. 3. The intention of the party making the annexation to make the article a per manent accession to the freehold, th'S intention being inferred from the na ture of the article allixed. tho relation and situation of the party making the annexation, and the purpose or use for which the annexation has been made. Thomas vs. Davis, Supreme Court of Missouri. PARTNERSHIP PROPERTY AND EXEMPTION. The purpose of the statute of exemp tions is to prevent persons, especially heads of families, when overtaken by pecuniary reverses, from being reduced to an abject state of destitution. It is to enable such persons to start anew the winning of it livelihood, and to prevent their becoming a public charge or bur den. It is not to be supposed that the legislature intended that the evils to avert which this statute was enacted should be without prevention or remedy merely because the means of avoid ance consisted of partnership and Dot of individual assets. The reason for the exemption exists with precisely as much force in one case as in the other. The inconveniences of applying the statute to partnership interests are not com parable with the evils which the statute designed to avoid. Matter of Volun tary Assignment of Hall anil another. County Court of Cook County, Illinois. AGENCY. A broker who was not intrusted with with the possession of the property, contracted in his own name to sell the same to a vendee, who had no knowl edge that the broker was not the real owner, but dealt with him as such. The broker notified his principals that ho had ..old for them, and directed w hen to ship the property to the purchaser. The owners, without any knowledge that the broker had contracted in his own name, and without any conduct on their part clothing the broker with au thority to receive payment for them, or any possession, actual or constructive, of the property, delivered the same to the vendee. Zf. M, that payment by the purchaser to the broker, under such circumstances, is not a bar to t he right of recovery by tho owners. Hillvs. Crosby, Supreme Court of Ohio. husband's deed to wife. It is true, a deed from a husband di rectly to his wife is a nullity at common law. But under modern legislation and the application of equitable prin ciples a wide departure has been made from the common law in respect to the ability of a wite to acquire and hold property. Her right of acquisition and power of control are not restricted to property obtained from ono not her husband. When not iu fraud of cred itors of the husband, a conveyance from him directly to his wife may be sustained on eouitable principles. Thompson vs. Allen et al., Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. GARNISHMENT. For reasons of miblie noliev. a munici pal corporation is held not liable to the process ot garnishment, and when tho money i? in custody oi tho law it can not be reached in this way. When ever an official holds money merely as the agent of the law he is not amenable to the process of garnishment. But when his relation is so far changed that he is under a personal obligation to the judgment debtor, he is amenable to such process. There is a personal obli gation from an administrator to judg ment debtor. Bartell vs. Baumau, Appellate Court of Illinois. RAILWAY OCCUPANCY OF LAND WITHOUT COMPENSATION. After a railroad company has com pleted its track through the property of a citi.en, without legal objection made thereto or assessment of damages there for, an injunction should not be granted to stop the running of its trains until damages be as. e-seil and paid. One can not stand by aud sutler another to expend money to large amounts on his land, as part of a great system of im provement, and then stop by injunction the entire system until he is paid. Grillin vs. Augusta ifc Knoxville Hail road Company, Supreme Court Georgia. TRADE-MARK. The object of a trade mark being to indicate, by its meaning or associat on, the orig n or ownership of the articles, it would seem that when a right to its use is transferred to others, either by act of the original manufacturer or by operation of law, the fact of transfer should be stated in connection with its use. Otherwise a deception would bo practiced upon the public, and the very fraud accomplished, to prevent which courts of equity interfere to protect the exclusive rihu of the original manufac turer. Manhattan Medieire Company vs. Wood, Supreme Court of United States. MUNICIPAL. LIABILITY. A municipal corporation is not liable for the consequence of a mere error of judgment in tho plan or design of iu public works. Negligence in the choice of its agents or instrumen talities must be shown. If a sewer when, lirst constructed bo of adequate capaci ty, but subsequently becomes obstructed, whereby damages ensue, no responsi bility therefor attaches to the municipal authority, except after notice and neg lect tc redress the evil. Hannagan vs. District of Columbia, Supiomu Court Dialrict of Columbia. Burdetts on Boyish Actions In Manhood. hoiiil. Tho boyish impulses nlnl the boyish actions that come to the full grown loan come to him unsought, unpremedi tated, genuine surprises. Socnmetlm latest action of my boyish days lo me. Hollowing my vowth wit li (lie l'linee. whoie father t nm, but whose son 1 might as well be, in tangled thickets and in the forbidden meadows of Mont gomery County, and in the ro-onteriii" angels of old rail fences, I sought tint blackberry that scratches tho hand which feeds; with careless hand I plucked the humble, poison vine. I'wciity-live yea s ago I would have recognized that vine aeross a ten-acre lield, through two hay-sla "ks, a live fence nnd a cow barn. Now. alas, it took me ten hours to recognize it! And then only by its fruits did I know it. It pot in its 'work just ns it did in the Golden, olden giory of the days gouo by." It clung to my lingers with a burning grasp; the longer it held tho more it hurned. I recognized tho old companion of my childhood. I know it had come to stay. It is here now. It is a howling swell. I have tho biggest hand at tho table, yet I can not stay in. I can not hold a pen, nor can I hold my piece. My good right hand hath for gotten its cunning! ilut 1 will know a Jioison-vine tho next time I hunt for luno-greens. My hand is the trade dol lar among hands as big as it is useless. It offends me, yet I do not "cut it off and cast it into the fire." It burnt; mur ily enough where it is. And it makes me feel boyisli to go out and get poisoned iu this old, innocent way of unsuspicious childhood. Like a Hood of memories conies back even the very old words we used to say the old, familiar formula wo were taught to repeat what time the poison-vine got hold upon us strong. I do not remem ber who taught us to repeat them. It may even be that, not by tuition, but by intuition, we knew what to say in those times that tried boys' souls. Perhaps the invocations of to-day are more polished and classical, the exple tives more intense than in the older, or rather the younger days, but they mean about the same. It takes a long time for a man to grow outof his boyhood. I donol. know just how long, but I should judge about 2,01)0 years. I place the limit at 2,000 because I think by that lime a man. would be too inlirm by reason of age to sret into any more mischief or misery. I have no acquaintance with men who have passed the ninetieth mile-stone on life's pilgrimage, and verily it seems to me that all these men are but boys. Poor boy! Down to his grave he is self-willed, disobedient, foolish, slow to learn, hard to manage, born to evil and full of corrections as a proof-sheet. He reaches in the fence-corner for a black berry and picks up a "pisen" vine, and so he learns too late the mine he bought was "salted." He is spanked in the cradle, flogged nt school and scourged all the rest of his life, and still it seems to do him no good. He lives .inder an unchangeable law of pains and penalties. Incessantly his ears are boxed. To every "thoii shalt not" is appended a threatening "and if you do, and every thundering "thou shalt" is seconded by the terrify ing; "or you'll wish you had." Inexor able is the master of his school. He can appeal to no Board of Pardons. No tender-hearted Governor, figuring for re-election, overlooks his misdeeds. The Administration has no need of liim or his influence. Do not keep such late hours, nnd do not eat hot sup pers at midnight. But all the same he does keep late hours and have good times on tho sly, poor boy, thinking if he gets in at roll-call it will never be know n. But as he answers to his name the order is-entered, "Dock that man's life ten years." Take care of your teeth is a regulation of the school. But, while nobody is looking, the foolish boy lets his teeth take care of themselves. So he is sentenced to lose half his teeth and fined $l,r0 to be paid over to the nearest dentist having jurisdiction. "Do not bite on that broken tooth" comes the command from the head of the table. But the boy tries it just to see what the master will do about it, aud instantly he gets such a box of the jaw that makes him think he has bit on a thunderbolt. It is not a bailable of fense, and execution of sentence can not bo postponed until next term ot court. "Do not run through tho wet prass in your slippers" is shouted to liim from the upstairs window. The instant the window is closed he skips across the lawn, knowing no one can see him, und for this he is collared and led into the house, doubled up with rheumatism for ten years, or perhaps tortured all the rest of his life. He plays lawn-tennis until he streams at every pore. Then he hastens to refresh him self with a glass of clear, ffold ice water. "If you drink that ice water," eays his watchful master, "I will kill you." He believes no ono could be so cruel as that, and drinks the ice-water. Often the conditions are ripe for the judgment, and the sentence is carried into execution. Sometimes the execu tion of this sentence is preceded by hours or days of fearful agony, to teach him that theso laws are uot to be trilled with. And with all these plain rules, and discipline just severe and certain, does ho learn any thing? Precious little. He is just about as self-willed aud intractable at eighty as at ten. The man whips his own boy, because the youngster can not keep one hundred commandments as easily as his father can break ten. He operates in stocks just as he used to play marbles. He trades horses just as he used to "swap" knives; cheating or being cheated iu every deal. He sows wheat, and when he asks nature for bread, she gives him chinch bug. He cries for corn, and she tires a mnllen-stalk at him. He says I will put t his "forty" in grass, and nature (ills the fence-corners with Canada this tles. Ho plants a pansy bed, nature turns it into a cut-worm pasture. He plants a water-melon patch, and a fam ily of Georgia exodusters move into the house across the way. He goes out under the blue skies, breathing the pure air of heaven, laughing to hear the birds sing, holding the hand of an innocent, loving child, reaches for a harmless blackberry and gets: poisoned for a month. While the scoundrel who stayed iu the beer saloon only got ten days and the delirium tremens. Thus, tho native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with tho palo cast of poison oak. And all a man's sweet determination to regard this planet as an artistlroof of Heaven turned into sour distraction and doubt by a miserable handful of five-lingered ivy. Hubert J. JJurtlctte, in Cincinnati Jiwjuirer. x Washington Territory has a now town which must be very uninviting at this sifason. Its name will prevent it ever being a summer watering-place, although it may bo a spicy locality. Ik is called Mustttrdville.