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E. H.& C. HTFOSTER, Publisher*. JAMESTOWN. D. THE WORLD'S DOINGS. SHOT. At New Port, Pa., August 7, W. K. Miller, of Karrisburt,', was shot dead by Sam ucl E. Albright, of Montgomery's Ferry. loth ivcre paying attention to the same young woman and met at her house. KILLED BY LIGHTNING. On the morning of August 8, Samuel Gray, aged 70, a resident of Grafton, West Va. Avas found dead lying beside a tree that had been struck by lightning on Tuesday. He was making shingles at the place found, and had stepped under the tree for shelter. He leaves a family of grown children. ABOUT THE MORMONS. An Ogden, Utah telegram of Aug. 4, says the report that George Q. Cannon iJrigluim Young, Jr., ur.d Albert Carriugton, executors of Brighani Young's estate, had given bond.-, aud been released was a mistake. They failed to give bonds, and were sent to the penitentiary Aug. 4. John Taylor gave bond and was released. NEW RAILROAD. Charles L. Colby, F. N. Finney, Joseph L. C»lby, Matt Wadleigli and E. II. Abbott, connected with the Wisconsin Central railroad, have tiled articles of association in the secre tary of State's office for a railroad from Port age City to Freeport, 111., and one from Med ford. Wis., to St* Paul. The former one mill ion and the latter two millions. These will be important feeders to the Wisconsin Cen tral. ENCOUNTER WITH HORSE THIEVES. The Sheriff of Palapinto county Texas and a posse had a light lately with the Jones gang of horse thieves. Larkin Jones was killed, John Jones wounded, Enoch and old Jones and two other thieves captured. Jack Morris was left to guard the wounded Jones and assisted the latter to escape. Morris vas arrested. Five masked men overpowered the four guards of Palapinto jail and obtained the keys under threats to burn the jail, and shot Morris dead in the cell. QUARANTINE. A St. Louis, telegram of August 7. says the board of health adopted an order that no steamboats that shall have landed at Port Memphis subsequent to the first of August, shall be allowed to land at the wharf, in this city, or discharge freights or passengers with in the limits of St. Louis without a permit from the health commissioner. Commodore "Wm. J. Kountz, of Pittsburg, a steamboat man for many years, protested against this action and proposed a quarantine of freight of ten days during which vessels and cargoes should be thoroughly fumigated, but the board de clined to rescind the order. MINNESOTA WHEAT BUYERS The first annual convention of the Min nesota wheat buyers convention was held in St Paul, Tuesday Augusts. There were about 20 members present from different parts of the State. A constitution and by-laws were adopt ed, declaring its objects to be the promotions and protectiou of the interests of producers, dealers in and storers of grain, and the dis seminations of correct informations in relation to the grains trade, and the effect upon it of existing or proposed laws. Mr. Van Duzen, of Rochester, was elected President, and J. Q. Adams of St. Paul, Sccrctaiy and Treasurer. An executive committee was elected viz J.C Boydcn, E. B. Andrews, F. M. Thornton, and C. II. Graves. ATTEMPT TO MURDER. At New Orleans, August, 4, us Gen. Badger was ascending the stairway from the lower floor to the main office of the custom lionsc, he was suddenly confronted by Wm. Brown ex-metropolitan policeman, who. with the remark, I've got you now," drew a revol ver and fired it at the head of the collector He,seeing Brown's movement, caught his arm and directed the shot over his shoulder. Gen. Badger then took the pistol away from Brown and threw it below. Brown lost a leg Septem ber 14tli, 1S47, under Badger, and was among Badger's first appointees as postmaster where lie failed to remain. The collector thinks Brown was crazed by poverty to attempt to murder, and seems unwilling to prosecute. Brown thinks the General should have given him a place in the custom house. A TOWN DESTROYED BY FIRE. On the morning of August 4, the town Volcano, in West Virginia, was destroyed by fire, started by an incendiary. Everything is a total loss. The fire originated in the stone building of Thompson & Barnes. It was dis covered about 4 o'clock. The flames spread rapidly, and reaching some oil tanks they caught fire and bursted, the burning oil run ning through the streets setting fire to every thing on either side of the streets through which it passed, transforming the streets into a lake of fire. There were 6,000 barrels of heavy oil burned, ten stores, the post office, railroad depot and telegraph office, nine dwelling houses, hotel, Walking Beam print ing office, the West Virginia transportation office, Smith's boiler works, one pumping sta tion and several other small buildings. Al most the entire contents of the stores and dwellings were consumed, the tlames spread ing with such lightniug rapidity, all dwellings being wooden structures. Total lo^s $75,000 nsurancc $43,000. SITTING BULL WHIPPED. A report from Gen. Miles has been re vived confirmatory of previous news of his successful expedition against Sitting Bull Gen. Miles' report is dated July 24, from Rock Creek, and details his further movements since Sitting Bull and horde were stampeded across the line into British Territory. The most important information conveyed is the statement that Major Walsh of the Nothwest ern Mounted Police, (British troops,) aceom pained by Long Dog, the most important chief, after Sitting Bull, of the hostile Indians, had visited his camp. These gave the fullest in formation about Sitting Bull and his camp and their movements. Major Walsh says the Indians were completely demoralized by their fight with Miles and his rapid approach on the main camp. Their flight into Canada is likened to a complete rout. Long Dog says they wanted to get out of the way, and that's about the extent of his confession. In hrief the In dians havo determined to remain in Canada under British authority, and in the futuro offer no molestation to Americans or our friendly Indians. ENGLISH GRAIN MARKET. The Mark Lane Express of August 5, in its weekly review says a few days of fine weather have slightly browned the more for ward wheat plants. Its growth the past ten days lias been considerable on high lying and well drained land and on chalky and gravelly soil the progress made by crops is remarkable. Northwest of the liue from Lyme Regis to Great Goimsley expectations are little im proved. Wheat is thin and poor, hopelessly weakened by rain and ears noticeably small. Barley is immature in some parts of Lincoln shire and wi'tl not pay the cost of harvesting In the southern, western and midland coun ties the barley crop is very disappointing. In the north of England the growth is healthier but the ears are thin. In oats many districts are short in stem, and very irregular, but arc expected reach more nearly to an average yield than the other cereals. In Scotland neither wli .ut or barley will give a lull yield, but oats, v.uh tine weather during August, would be ai. average crop. In Ireland wheat has developed small ears, but in Leicester, Munster and Oonnaught the crop promises to be fair. Reports from Ulster are less fav orable. Finer weather will considerably in fluence the markets. Millers have been res erved in their purchases. The price of English wheat has ecased to advance, and has now and then declined. Thursday last the weather was showery, and buyers and sellers were in suspense. The price of foreign wheat has been difficult to maintain owing to the heavy shipments from the Unitey States. The quan tity of California, Chilian, Russian and Aus trian wheat on passage to the United King dom is very considerable, and witli the addi tion of half a million quarters of American red, makes a total of over one million five hundred thousand quarters against six hun dred thousand for the same period last year. From the best prices of a week ago some markets have witnessed concessions of two shillings per quarter on white and one shil ling on red, and the amount of port exchan ges at previous full rates were not realized. None of the markets have advanced. Flour was languid. There were no material deliver ies of English barley at country markets while importation was moderate and inquiry slack, but the general scarcity enables holders to realize 6 pence to a shilling per quarter ad vance on previous rates. There was a fair in quiry for oats and prices would have further improved if Swedish and Russian arrivals had not been heavy. Maize advanced six pence at most of the markets and at some of them the advance was a shilling. The general scarcity of English wheat alone prevented a decline. The weather in France recently has been line aud it appears to be tolerably certain the southern provinces will have a fair erop. The East will probably show better results than last year. In the central provinces the wheat harvest has commenced. Oats in some parts of France will be over an average. Barley promises well in some of the central provinces, but the general crop will be inferior YELLOW FEVER. Fifteen new cases of yellow fever were reported at Memphis, August 4, and two deaths. The enforcement of quarantine at St. Louis is still more stringent. No new cases of yellow fever reported. There were several sun strokes August 4. The thermometer ranged from 04 to 9S in the streets. The brig Stephen Bishop is detained at quarantine, at Boston with yellow fever on board. At Chicago Au ^u-t 4, George W. Cunningham, from Mem phis died, with a suspicion of yellow fever Advices from Havana of August 4, state the deaths from yellow fever this last week at 137 an increase of twenty over the previous week. Total number of deaths from yellow fever dur ing July, 537, against 50-1 last year, the same month. Since the begining ol'the year S57 deaths have occurred, against 813 the same time the previous year. Eighteen new cases ol yellow fever were reported in Memphis, August.", (10 of them colored) and 5 deaths. The fever is gradually spreading from the two infected points and greater mortality can be anticipa ted. At a meeting of the committee of safety on the afternoon of August 5, it was re?olved that rations aud medical aid be supplied to all camp- and societies alike, provided that all money.- or contributions received by said camps or societies be turned over to the safety committee. The city remains remarkably quiet and dull. Little Rock, Ark., is perfecting strin iren: quarantine measures. No new cases of yellow fever have been reported in New Or leans for six days. The city is free from the fever, and physicians say the fever has run its course for the present summer. Twenty-two new cases of yellow fever were reported at Memphis, August G, about half colored persons. Three deaths were re ported. one a Catholic priest, This is the sec ond Catholic priest that has fallen a victim. The fever teems to be gradually approaching the heart of the city. At Memphis, August 7, for the 24 hours ending at-0 p. in. 20 new cases of yel low fever were reported. This is a marked increase and plainly indicates that the fever is rapidly spreading. At St. Louis there are five yellow fever patients in the hospital. New Orleans is reported free from yellow fever, or anj* contagious disease, and quarantine against the city has been removed. At Memphis. August 8, there were 22 new cases of yellow fever, 8 white, 14 colored, and 5 deaths were reported. The disease is now declared epidemic, aud absentee? are forbidden to return. The Howard association have placed 0 additional nurses on duty. Weather very chilly, damp and unfavorable to sick and well. An order has been issued for didding any person or persons to IK- landed from any boat. This prohibition applies to all railroads leading into the city. A nice little boy calls himself Compass because he is boxed so often. BOBBING THE DEAD. A Pastime Indulged in by a Trio of Chica goans in a Church. (Chicago Tribune, Aug. 6.1 Yesterday afternoon James Hare, the old sexton of the Fourth Presbyterian church, where Prcf. Swine preached for so long, wes in the church building, busied with some women patting down matting. He was sud denly struck with paralysis, and fell senesless to the floor. The women, as they saw him fall, rushed out of the church, very much frightened, for the pnrpose of informing the police. There was at work on the bnilding at the time three men—a stonecutter, a ma son, and a bricklayer—named John McHugh, J. Y. Bennett, and Roland Bennett. As the women rushed out to notify the police they saw these men working on the outside and told tbem what had happened. No sooner had the women disappeared than the three men rushed into the oburch, went to the spot where the sexton was lying, prompted, per haps, in the first place by curiosity, but af terwards inspired by the devil, and began to search the body. They discovered on it a watch and a quantity of money, which they immediately appropriated. The sexton, an old man of 50. lived in the basement of the church, and was in the habit of carrying about with him the little sum which be had accumulated as the sav ings of years. After having rifled the body, the stonecutter, bricklayer and mason re turned to their work. A little after 4 o'clock Coroner Mann's deputy, Sawyer, came along and held the inquest. While it was in pro gress, friends of the decea3ed, who knew that he bad some money, and that he was in the habit of carrying it abont with him, called attention to its disappearance, at which they naturally expressed some sur prise. The women were questioned, and said there was nobody around but these three men. A policeman and the coroner's constable and deputy went out in search of them and found them near by busied in a dis pute about the division of some money. They straightway laid hands upon them, brought them back to the church, and searched them. Upon McHugh they found $260, upon J. Y. Bennett $32.50 and upon the other Bennett $10 and a waich. The friends of the dead man insisted that he had $350 with him, al though the sum taken from the three men footed ap only $302.50, leaving a shortage of $47.50. In the amount, however, they may have been mistaken. The men were questioned about the affair, and admitted they had taken the money off the deceased, but they said they did it simply for the purpose of turning it over to the coroner. They were afraid that if it were left on the body somebody might come along and gobble it, so they, as honest men, took charge of it for the purpose of turning it over to the proper authori ties. This statement, which they doubtless will make this morning when the case comes np for hearing at the north side police court, was naturally considered somewhat unsatisfactory by the coroner's officers, and the three men were taken over to the Chica go avenue station and locked op to await the action of Justice Kaufman this morning. The coroner was informed that while these three men were in the church with the body three ladies, passing by and looking in, saw them rifling the corpse and dividing the spoils among them. These ladies went their way, hawevec, and, in the confusion and ex citement, no pains were taken to learn their names. Mann is anxious that they should report themselves at his office, in order that they may be nsed as witnesses in the case against these individuals. A CAMP MEETING SCANDAL. A Lady in Good Standing Ordered to Leave The Grounds, and a Toting Policeman Summarily Bounced—Battle Ground in a Ferment of Excitement. [Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.] BATTLE GBOUND, Ind.—This delightful village is located on the ground where sixty eight years ago the historic battle with the Indians was fought by General Harrison and his patriotic soldiers. Aside from this it is the place where the meeting of the Battle Ground Camp Meeting association is held annually. This much by way of introduc tion. Several days ago a dark cloud appearad upon the horizon, and the quiet and order of the meeting now in progress here have been greatly disturbed by its dark shadow. In at tendance upon the meeting, among others, was one Mrs. Stockton, from Crawfordsville. She is a widow, handsome and vivacious. So far as your correspondent can learn, she is a lady, pleasant and well bred. She is a member of the church, in good standing and occupied quarters in the boarding house of the association. One of the police, a dashing young man of good connec tion, John Behm, attended to her baggage and did sundry other favors for the lady. She was escorted about the grounds by several of the good brothers iu attendance at the camp-meeting, and also was accompanied on several occasions by young Behm. The gossips began to talk. There was music in the air, and Madame Rumor said terribly hard things, which at length reached the ears of the professedly good deacons and they would stand it no longer. The effect of the whole affair was in effect abase accusation. The officer, Behm, was summarily bounced and Mrs. Stockton ordered to leave the grounds. Her indigna tion at the gross insult can readily be oon ceived. She departed when she got ready, and it is presumed that peace and quiet now reign in "Warsaw." One of the possible re sults of this highly interesting matter may be a suit for slander. The lady in question is understood to be respectably connected, and will not endure so disastrous affront without an effort to refute it. An interview with young Behm by your reporter furnishes no ground for criminal Intimacy. It is needless to say that the talk occasioned by this unhappy report was long and loud, and that the whole community was completely torn up by it. DISHONEST TURKS. W/iy a Sation With the Finest Soldiers in the World is Decaying. Lieut. Gen. Valentine Baker Pasha, the hero of the railway carriage assault and of numerous exploits during the recent war in Turkey, writes the following in his work on "The War in Bulgaria:" "Why is it that, in modern military history, Turkish cam paigns have ever presented so many instan ces of jealousy, incapacity, corruption or treachery? Look at the Turkish private. Where will you find a grander specimen of a man? Brave, patient and enduring sober and temperate ready to fight and die upon a crust of bread and a draught of water: a first-rate marcher, and innately possessing the grand instinot of military intelligence and battle power which, well organized and employed, so surely leads to victory. He is the very type of an ideal soldier. Why do we so often find tbe reverse of the picture in his commander? There can be no little doubt that the results from the deteriorating influences of the usual routine of Turkish official life among the better classes. A most intelligent Turkish officer, holding a high official position, accounted to me for the evil as fellows: *In Turkey there exists no aristocracy,properly so called, which may show an example of honor and honesty to those immediately below them. For this, to a considerable extent, the social system is to be blamed. But we must seek farther than this want of an aristocracy among the better classes for that general syp tem of corruption which is the bane of offi cial life and of all prosperity. This kills the patriotic feeling which alone can long sustain the existence of a nation in times of trial, and utterly debases the whole fabric of social organization. For the origin of the evil, we must look to the con stant system of change in official positions which seem to have become almost inherent in Turkish government, and to the system of protection which will so constantly raise people of low and often menial posi tion to the highest offices of the state. The result is that men who have no fortunes of their own, and whose tenure of office is like ly to be limited, seek to make the most of their opportunities by rapid and wholesale robbery. From this springs a system of bribery, extortion and general corruption. Every man is trying to jostle his neighbor out of some post, in order that he may se? cure it, either for himself or for a friend who may be useful. The State is a bad paymaster, yet rapid fortunes must be made. This once accomplished, and the power to bribe being available, the of ficial may rest pretty well assured that, even if reverses come upon him he will not be long left out in the cold. The result is in tense jealously, distrust and intrigue! No one unacquainted with Turkish life can be lieve the extent to which this jealousy is prevalent, nor how the desire to oust some civil rival from his position seems to be the all-absorbing idea of nine out of every ten Turkish officials. The canker extends to tbe army, more especially to the higher ranks, and it is to this that we must trace the conduct of Suleiman in the late cam paign, as well as most the disasters that have befallen the Turkish arms in previous ones." KATIE HANSON'S FORTUNE. Leaving Her Parents to Avoid a Dissolute Lover—Cook, Roustabout, Soldier. Nurse. N. Y. Times. Twenty-two years ago Katie Hanson disappeared from her home in Tioga county, Penn. She was only eighteen years of age and had grown up ameng the lumber woods of Northern Pennsyl vania. She had a predilection for mas culine ways. She was expert with the rifle and fishing rod, and spent much of her time in the woods. Her family was highly respectable, and she was more than usually intelligent. In spite of her dislike for the pursuits of her own sex, she bore an unsullied reputation. She left home one day with her rifle, which her father had given her. She never came back. Nothing was ever heard of her. Her father advertised throughout the country for traces of her, and visited all the large cities in the state seeking for tidings of her. It being known in the neighborhood where the Hansons lived that Katie had formed an attachment for a wortless young man named Johnson, and that her parents had positively for bidden her having anything to do with him, many believed that she had runaway from home for that reason, to lead a life of shame. Others held that she had either accidentally shot herself in the woods, or had become lost and died in some out-of the-way part of the forest. Her parents, after searching a year or two, gave her up as dead. Col. Grant "Wilson, ol Philadelphia, was spending the winter, iu 1870, in Cuba, During his stay there he met Major James Hopkins, formerly of Ohio, who served in General Thomas' division durijig the late war. Major Hopkins owned a tine plantation in the interior of the island, and Colonel "Wilson accepted his invita tion to become his guest during his stay in Cuba. The Major's family consisted of a handsome and dignified wife of about forty and two interesting children. "When Colonel Wilson left Cuba he was intrusted with an errand in this country by Mrs. Hopkins. On arriving iu New York he started at once to Tioga county. Penn., aud found the family of Elijah Hanson. He caused great rejoicing by the announcement that he knew their long-lost daughter, Katie that she was alive and well, antl preparing to pay the old homestead a visit in the summer of the present year. Katie Hanson and Mrs. Major Hopkins were one and the same, and the following was the strange story she told to the friend she Yound in Colo nel "Wilson. The young man Johnson referred to above was in the habit of accompanying Katie Hanson on her hunting expeditions, and being an excellent woodsman and hunter, was a most congenial companion to her. His family were dissolute and ignorant. When her father ordered her to cease associating with Johnson. Katie rebelled against the order for a time. The last day she left her house with her rifle she concluded that the association was not a proper one for her, but she could see no way for its dissolution but by leav ing home. She passed that night in the woods, and the next day went to the cab in of some hunters in the vicinity. The hunters were not in the cabin, but she ap propriated a suit of their clothes, and dis guised herself in them. Her features and short hair favored the deception. She reached Dunkirk, N. Y., in her wan derings. She secured the position of cook in a lake boat running between De troit and Buffalo. This position and life were entirely to her liking. One day in Buffalo she read iu «»ue of the papers an advertisement offering a re ward for any information of where she was, and giving a minute description ot her. This alarmed her, for she feared that she would be apprehended and sent home. On returning to Detroit, she gave up her position and went to Cincinnati. She found employment on an Ohio river steamer. She continued on the steamer until the breaking out of the war. No one had ever suspected her sex. She de termined to enlist, and joined an Ohio regiment, and was in all the engagements of General Thomas' division. In 186U. she was promoted to sergeant in her com pany. In 1864, her captain met her out day as she was returning from stationing a guard. He said to her that he had long suspected that she was a woman, and de manded to know if such was the case. The charge wae so sudden and unexpec ted that she lost her sell-possession, and convicted herself by her reply. She begged the captain not to reveal her se cret, but he took her before General Thomas and made the strange fact known to him. Katie was at once sent back to the rear, and ordered to resume her prope attire. She became a nurse in thehospir tal. and soon had in her care her captain, lie having been wounded in a skirmish. Between the captain and the nurse, whom he detected in the ranks of his company, a strong affection formed. At the close of the war they were married, the cap tain, meantime, having been promoted to the rank of major. Major Hopkins' family was one of the best in Ohio, and it refused to recognize his wife. She had $900, which she had saved from her earnings on the steamers. This was in a Cincinnati bank. She drew it out, and, with her husband went to Cuba. There they prospered and were found by Colo nel "Wilson in 1876. "Word lias been re ceived from Mrs. Hopkins that she and her husband and children will sail for New York in August, and visit the home she so mysteriously left nearly a quarter of a century ago. Life in Russia. A St. Petersburg letter to the London Times says: Now that the regime of mil itary law has got into something like working order, it may be possible to give some idea of the aspect which things really wear under his temporary system. There have been many modifications of and additions to the imperial ukase of April 17, providing for the maintenance of order. The minor dispositions and or ders of the police are endless. Little confidence is felt in the army. The cases of insubordination and breaches ot dis cipline brought before courts martial are numerous. Most of the police orders con cern the devorniks or house door porters, who seem to be the only ones the govern ment has any faith in. They number about thirty thousand, and are selected principally from the peasant or mechanic class, and their withdrawal from regular pursuits renders it difficult to procure workmen, thus interfering with trade. The devornik now holds sway in every house and street in St. Petersburg, and of every other large town. They are al! ticketed with the name of the street and the number of the house to which they belong, and are being still further brought into order by a special commission ap pointed for the purpose. There are vague rumors that many of them have been talking among themselves of leaving St. Petersburg in a body. At any rate there is reason to suppose the authorities see the inutility of forcing the household ers to maintain such amass of idle men, and are thinking of abolishing the sys tem, or of reducing it to normal limits, in favor of an increased police force. Dealers in gunpowder and firearms are subjected to great inconvenience. I know a merchant who has been forbidden to receive a consignment of powder now on its way here. Very detailed and strin gent rules regulate the private gunpowder factories throughout Russia. The police offices are full of arms taken from the in habitants. It was found that there were about two revolvers to each resident of St. Petersburg. Still, with all the pres sure of military law and the police and the devornik regime, with all the oppor tunities it gives to extra employes to make hay while the sun shines, a very large number of the people are not trou bled at all. The strict enforcement of the passport system in the provinces has been productive, perhaps, of more trouble than anything else, and of nc little dis tress. Some of the factories are deprived of half their workmen and these workmen of the means of subsistence, by being ob liged to travel fifty or sixty versts to the chief town of their district in ordet to take out the necessary passport. Even the women and children, who formerly were not obliged to have special passes, are now compelled to submit to the same rule. Resides this we hear of a nocturn al cencus of the populations of Perm. Kieft and Ivharkoff, causing no doubt a great deal of annoyance. Altogether, the liv ing under exclusively military law here is perhaps worse than it was in Bulgaria during actual war but although this state of things does not sit lightly on many persons, there are still many who can find it in their hearts to enjoy them selves and make merry at the opening of the summer season. It is not a reign of terror nor a state of siege. It is only a state of military law, where one-half of the population is set to watch the other. A state of siege is a step further, and we have not come to that yet. The brilliant iridescent beads are used by young ladies, while their chaperons have finely cut jet beads sewed in length wise stripes on black Brussels net: of this the entire sleeves are formed. Milton said "our country is where we are well off." How many of us newspa per men feel at home?~7'timm Fall* Reporter.