Newspaper Page Text
I. H. JULIAN, Editor. '
PUBLISHED EVEKY SATl'RD'VY CUBREMTj, TOPICS. Tim following Is aulhorlod : Inqui ries continue to bo made of tho 1'resi dont from porsons occupying Federal olllees in tlill'erent parU of the country aa to whether the President's civil servico order . remain in forco, or whether it has 1een modified. It can boHtated on authority , thut tho ordor will bo cufoicudv .This - ordor pio hibiU porsons holding Federal positions from taking part in caucuses, primary meetings or conventlons.while thoy will bo permitted to support any candidate they choose, and assist in. any way that will not Interfere with tho proper dis charge of thoir official duties. . Volun tary contributions to campaign funds aronotconsidoredbytho President to bo a violation of this order. Tiik Departments of tho South and Gulf areconsolidatod under tho name of the Department of the South, Brig.-Gen. C. C. Augur commanding, to take efl'ect July 1. ; , . ... Comflkti! returns from tho lato Ore gon eloction show tho election of Whit aker, Democrat, to Congress, by a ma jority of 1,170. Thayer, Democrat, is elected Governor by a majority of 64, but tho other Stato officers chosen are all Republicans..' ; ' ' . . . r. - " ,t A Washington special states that tho President, after consultation with the Cabinet, has decided to make use of only such portions of the appropriations mado by Congress in tho llivor and Har bor bill and tho Sundry Civil bill, as the public service and intorosts Of commerce actually require. ' Work on ; 'public buildings in course of erection will be proceeded with, however, and tho im provement of .omo of the 'rivers' and harbors will continue. Tho reduced revenues of the Government, it is claim ed, make this oourse necessary. . . . t . , , , The Berlin Peace Congress have agreed upon tho boundaries of Bulgaria as follows: Tho frontier of Northern Bulgaria to bo fixed at the Balkans. The Turks are to have the right of fortify ing the Balkan passes and to garrison the fortified places. Sophia and Varna aro to be included in Bulgaria. Tho Turks are to retain Burgas. The North ern frontier of Montenegro and the boundaries of Servia aro to be restricted, those countries to receive compensation on the south. The new province south of the Balkans is to be named Eastern Koumelia. ' Russia is allowed nino months in which to withdraw her troops from Eastern Roumclia and Bulgaria. , The Austrian occupation of Bosnia and Ilerzcgovina, in the interests of peace, has been settled upon by the Congress, Turkey protesting. The in dependence of Servia is not to bo recog nized until the Servian Jews are relieved from their present disabilities. It is provided that tho Governor of Koume lia is to be a Christian, appointed by the Porto with tho approval of tho Powers. A Sii.vek City dispatch of tho 25th says : Tho advance troops of General Howard attacked tho hostilos Monday at Curry Creok, 45 miles from Harney. Col. Bernard bore tho brunt of the en gagement. Howard has sent all tho troops possible to tho front. In the recent attack of Col. Ber nard's command upon tho hostilos at Curry Creek, Idaho, tho latter are re ported to have had 1,500 warriors. Col, Bernard's force numbered about 2(30. The Indians were not aware of the pres ence of tho soldiers. When within 500 yards of the enemy the order was given to charge, which order was bravely ex ecuted, and the Indians, after making a brief resistance, were forced to retreat with a loss of about 40 killed. Colonel Bernard pursued them 10 miles. They have probably pone to their stronghold in Stein Mountain. Three soldiers and one scout were killed, and two soldiers were wounded. Gen. Howard and the other commands bavo reinforced Col. Bernard, and an active campaign way be expected. The Illinois Republican State Con vention, hclJ at Springfield on the 2u:h, adopted resolutions opposing any fur ther contraction of the currency, and in favor of making greenbacks receivable for import duties. The platform U i lent regarding the present National Ad ministration, and tb concluding rro Iation says : M We believe that those who preserved the country should gor ern it, instead of th e who attempted to destroy it." After the adoption of the platform three nmng cboecs were given f.r Gea. Grar.t for President ia 1 nS?. Tiik Ohio Democratio Stato Conven tion, held at Cleveland on tho 20th, adopted resolutions demanding the ab solute repeal of tho Resumption act', tho removal' of all restrictions upon tho colnsgo of silver, tho gradual sub stitution of greenbacks for a linrnl hnnlc notes... to be made full legal tender for' nil purposes Tho decision of tho rorty-iourtn i,on irrnss as to tho Presidential title is re garded as final and conclusive, but that decision ought not to prccludo autnontio Investigation and exposure of all frauds connected with tho Presidential eleo- tion. David H. Page, of Summit, was nominated for Secretary of State, and A. F. Hume, of Butler, for Supreme Judge. In tho controversy between Messrs. Hewitt and Wattorson regarding ' the course of the former in reference to the Electoral Commission, Mr. Wattorson f.tianrfid Mr. Hewitt with having with hold from his politioal associates in Congress tho knowledge tnat flir. xuaon was opposed to tho appointment of the Commission. Mr. Hewitt denies that he knew Mr! Tilden disapproved of the Commission. It la said that Mr. Wat torson reorosonts the views of Mr. Til den in this controversy, and that Mr. Tilden and Mr. Hewitt " are out." i ; A number of affidavits have been filed in tho Treasury Department, charging Collector Thomas' and other Custom house officers at Baltimore with setting at defiance Executive Order . No. 1, by narticinatinrr in and manipulating a Republican Primary Convention in Bal timore last week. The Treasury De partment will investigate the charges. In consequence of the, interference of tho Custom-house officers, it is charged, n ticket issued by them with the likeness of Gun. Grant at its head was successful. There is a division in tho party in con sequence, and two Kepuuiicau tickets will be run.' " ' . , , ... . . i, .;;.. It is the belief, of old residents in Eastern Oregon that all the Indians, in that section aro disau'eoted.and that they will bercady onslightprovocation to take up arms against the whites. , Even tho Warm Spring Indians, who have here- ernmentj and who have on several oc casions rendered efficient service against murderous tribes 'of their own 'race, re fuse to put their forces against the Ban nocks, and it is thousht that a large party of them will join the hostiles. It boffins to look as if the Indians intend to do their worst this summer. Henry A. Pakr, who was one of the Confederate naval officers who seined the steamer Chesapeake during her passage from New York to Portland, Me., in 18G3, has recently boen arrested in Boston charged with murder. It will bo remembered that one of tho engi neers who resisted was shot. The ves sel was turned over to the Confederate authorities, and was subsequeatly re taken by a Federal gunboat in tho British port of Lallave, Nova Sco tia. The caso was tried before the Ad miralty and tho vessel adjudged a law ful prize. Capt. Braine, who com manded the expedition that captured tho Chesapeake, now resides in Chica go. He was arrested in 18G6 and con lined in prison till 1869, when he was pardoned out, his caso never having been tried. Gkn. McKknzie's late expedition to Mexico was commanded in two columus by Col. Shatter and Capt. Young. Tho latter crossed at tho mouth of Devil's River and marched to Buro Mountain, 40 miles in tho interior, where the great want of yrater compelled a retreat. The commands joined on the headwaters of San Rodrigo, where Col. Valdez, com manding tho Mexican forces, met them and demanded their withdrawal from Mexican territory. He was informed that tho command had no hostility to wards Mexico, but was after thieves and Iudians. Col. Nuncio, who had arriv ed with additional troops, stated in general terms that ho was obliged to obey his orders and attack the United ! States troops, whereupon some corrc- spoudenco passed but no collision oc , curred. ; At East St. Louis, 111., on Sunday, ' tho 80th, ft force of Drputy Marshals, appointed by Mayor Bowman, attempt 1 ed to dislodgo from the Police Station ' a body of Metropolitan Policemen. Both ! parties were fully armed, and the attacking party were repulsed :with the I of two men killed, named Neville and Cor.nors. ! The police derive their authority from , the Biwrd of Metropolitan Police Cora , niioioner, who are appointed by the i Governor; the Mayor has contested the , legality of the Commisrien, and after i considerable nndeciive litigation, the ; Mayor undertook to gain p.seion by ' force of arms. PI2USOXAI AND POLITICAL. S. Anoieu CHACiv.tho dofaultlng Treasurer of the Fall Kiver (Mass.) Mill, pleaded eu,"y " cmbcMlcnient and was sentenced to 12 yenm In Stato-prUon. Ciiaki.es Matthews, tho English act or, Is dead. Onb of tha West Tolnt graduates this summer Is John C. Wblttuker, a colored youth from South Carolina, who stands 40 In a class ol u(. , , , , i ThTinckssSai.-Sai-m, who fig urod so conxpluuouHly In this country and Mnvlnn MitnM vMiira mrn, I now figuring In the divorce courts of London, seekhiK a sep aration from her husband, r. uenengu, promising diplomat, who willingly agrees to the separation, but demurs to the alimony. CoKOltKSSiONAL nominations: Illi noisEighth District, T. M. Shaw, Demo crat. Iowa Second District, Jucob Gclgcr, National Greenback. Indiana-First Dis trict, Thomas F, DcBruler, National Green back; Third District, George A. Itrlckncll, Domocrat; Sixth District, Gen. W. Grose, Republican; Eighth District, A. T. Uodlet tcr. Democrat: Eluventh District, Calvin Cogwlll, Republican Queen Mehcedks, tne young wuo oi King Alfonso of Spain, (Hod on the 20th. Ex-Liect.-Gov. Hahn, of Louianna, Is to bo uppolnted Superintendent of tho Now Orleans Mint. The Indiana editors mot in conven tion at Lafayette on the 27tu. Mrs. Godfrey, whoso name has boon mado most unpleasantly conspicuous of lato In connection with that of Congressman Acklin, Is a young and remarkably beautiful widow, tho sister of Mrs. Benjamin Willis, of New York, and groutly rcsemblos her In form, feature and coloring. Both have plump, compact, well shaped figures and perfect complexions, whose deli cate sca-shcll tints evidently owe their exquisite coloring only to youth and god health. With tho skins of blondes tho sis-tor- hnvn nut-brown hair and larirc, wide- open, Innocent-looking gray eyes, fringed with long, dark lasbes. too snape aim nnien nf the. linuils of these Indies add much to their beauty, and they invariably arrange their hair In such style as to snow mo ionu of the head. So says Miss Grundy, in her Washington letter to the Graphic. Samuel ..Williams, of Kingston, N. Y., the oldest printer in tho State, is dead. When young he worked at tho case with Thurlow Weed. When 84 years old he set 9mm ems In less than two hours, as his con tribution to the Greeley Monument.' The estate left'bv the lato William C. Ithinelander. of Now York City, is worth front 50,0(K),0()0 to $75,000,000. There are only, about seven heirs. The bequests' to charitable institutions are less than lu.uuo. Conorkssman Aciclin has published a card denouncing as a willful He the attack upon his character lately given publicity, and relieving Gen. Rosser from the uuthor- suipof the slander. Acklin lurther says ihnt nmvious to and after the nrctendod oc currence, be had tho honor of asking the lady to be his wife, wnicn oner sneneciinca, and that his attentions were continued at his request. . , , ' t Judge Sidney Breese, of the Illi nois Supreme Court, died suddenly at Plnck- neyviile on the 27th. Ho was 78 years of age, widely known and universally re spected. The revising Court-martial ordered to examine tho case of General Fltz John Porter, is now In session at West Point. The American members of the Silver Congress have been summoned to Washing ton tn rnopivA thplr instructions. It Is un derstood that the Congress will meet In Par is on the 2i)th of July. Miss Jeannente Bennett, sister of James Gordon Bennett, of the New York Herald, is to be wedded soon to Lord R ss niore of Ireland. Tho wedding will take place In New York. The bride will bring to her noble husband the handsome fortune of 1(2,000,000. Kearney, who lias given his name to the Workinguien's party in California, is to come to talk to his Eastern brethren during the autumn canvass. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Oliver S. Vincent and Wm. II. Code, clerks in the Tax Collector's office at Brook lyn, N. Y., entered the vault where the books are kept, carrying a burning match to light the gas. An explosion ensued, blow ing the walls of the vault into the middle of the office and demolishing all the furniture. Vincent and Code were fatally Injured, and soeral other occupants of the office were badly hurt. Mrs. Nihart and three of her children, of Cowley County, Kansas, were drowned on the 2W while fording a stream. A call has been published, addressed to the colored citizens of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Colorado, for a meeting in Kantas City, Mo., on Tuesday, the 2od day of July, at 0 o'clock a. m., with a view to the organization of an industrial and business league. II. C. Uaudall, a photographer of i' t . r Aai i i. ...... i i ; n ,i I Oil U.l, lUWa, T .W PIIW IIU Hl7lllllal HllllU i on the erening of the 2-"m1, by Jacob Klep- j hart, who bad become Jealous of Randall's attentions to his wife. Four large boilers in the ruddle Mills j of the Chesapeake Nail Work, at IIarrl? ! burg, fa., exploded on the 2-Mh. The mill wis almost entirely demolished. Cham bers Bowrmastrr, foreman, wis horribly mangled and instantiv killed. Henry Vic, ; John no, George Frank and John Hel rirk were badlr caUled and Inlured b the j flying drbri. One of the boiler was car- 1 j rinl over thi adjoining mill, 65 feet in ! ; bright, and landed in a field about SiO feet : j from tb tcene of the eploln. Amtfber j i - blown thrrnngh tbe top of the mill into ' I a brick warehouse. The third wan carried Iinlo another warvboti, baJiy dimagin; , the bniMine, an I the fourth bailer wa en tirely torn to pieces. The low U from $12,000 to $10,000. a, ,- ' i ,i ! Tha President has direoted the Secre tary of tho Intorlor ,to requost tho Hot Springs Commissioner to couunue meir work In accordance with the provisions of i.mi naukPil. but not Properly enrolled, trusting that Congress at Its next session will confirm tbeiruots ana vote me nocossnry appropriation to pay the expenses of tho Commission. Four children of John Konleau wore burned to death In their beds at' Beau Har ndls, Quebec, a few nights ago. .Tnbn Finn. Janies Shea. Hattio Sands and Mary Welch, of Oswego, N. Y., were drowned at. PIeasam Point, 1 Lake Ontario, n th ojsih." where thev had gone on an ex cursion given by tho congregation of St. John's Church. " a itiamnrok sneoiai announces tlio discovery of a rich gold field In the Bear Paw Mountains, Montana, ana greui ex citement at Fort Benton. ' Tho nrincioal business houses oi an- bault, Minn., were burned on the night of tho 24th. Loss about $100,000; Insurance about $85,000. , . There are reports of Indian depreda tions in the Black Hills. Frank Perino. colored, was hanged nt Rnvnnimli. fin., on the 20th. for tbe mur der of J. F. Leo, a white farmer, In April last. ' Ho acknowledged nis guilt. W. H. Andrews, the well known Cin cinnati dry-goods morchant, was shot and probably fatally wounded on the night of the 25th at the residence of his father-in-lunr. at Wnrrnn. Pa., bv a bunrlar whom he discovered in his room. - The latter escaped. At Bronson, Mich., on the night of the 25th, Samuel Whlttaker shot his wifo ,'mid and then killed himself. Tho parties were respectable, and domestic trouble was tbe cause of the tragedy- Indians made an attack upon the mail-coach near the Pecos River, Texas, on the night of the 2Cth. Several shots were ex changed and oho' passenger was wounded. Thfl Htnire cscuDed. Other depredations have been committed by the Indians In this local-' ity, and there Is complaint that tho troops aro not doing their duty in permitting such a state of ntluirs. The County Treasurer of Stark Coun- tv. O..Georce Fessler.has turned up missingl and there Is a shortage of some $50,000 in his cash accounts. ' - 1 k James C. Slocum was arrested in Quiucy, 111., on the 27th ult., charged with bigamy. Slocum. some months ago went to Hannibal, Mo., and representing himself as a capitalist; ingratiated himself Into the good graces of the citizens generally, and owtieciallv of Mrs. Ada Quealoy, widow of the lute John J. A. Quealey, Representative In the State Legislature, to wuoni he was marrlfid on tho 12th. A few days afterward Slocum slid out. taking with him all the Jewelry and other portable property belong ing to wife No. 2 that he could lay nanus on, amounting in value to some 2,300. ills ar rest was made through tha efforts of his Eastern wife. ' Pablo Parraa. a Mexican, was hanged at Cornus Christ!, Texas, on the 28th, for the murder of Dr. Newman In 1870. Georse Solomon, colored, was hang ed at Fairfield, Texas, on the 28th, for the murder of his wife and step-daughter in June, 1877. The annual boat-race between the crews of Harvard and Yale took place at New London, Conn., on the 28th. Harvard won. Distance, 4 miles; time, 20:44. The Governor of Oregon telegraphed to Hen. McDowell on the 28th that tho In dians on the Klinnath Reservation are hos tile and have. driven off the settlers from the surround hi!? country. Five whites are re ported killed. The Governor asks for arms and authority to organize troops. Miss Lulu Cox. a vounsr aud beautiful school teacher of Pitt County, N. C, was most horribly outraged on the 28th by a ne gro while on her way home from school. She was so badly beaten and otherwise in jured that she barely managed to crawl back to the school-house, where she expired. The monster was captured and his fate soon determined. Tanbaigo, a Bannock Indian, was hanged at Boise City, Idaho, on tho 28th, for the murder of a white man. Gen. Bradley's command have gone into camp on the Little Missouri River,about 70 miles from Deadwood. Foot Gear in Japan. Among the first things that strike the traveler in Japan are the wooden san dals worn by these 36,000,000 of peo ple. They have a separate compart ment for tbe great toe, and make a clack ing noise on the street. Straw slippers are also worn, and a traveler setting out on a journey will strap a supply of them on his back that he may put on a new pair when tho old ones are worn out. They cost but three farthings a pair, and leaving the foot free to the air, we never see those deformities of the foot in Japan which are so frequent in this country. They are never worn in the house, being left outside the door. Pass ing down a street, you see long rows of them at the doors, old and new, large and small. It is surprising to see how readily the Japs step out of them, and pick them up again with their feet, without stopping, when leaving the house. Constant habit makes them dex terous. A Catholic priest at Warsaw has been sent to Siberia for curious of fense. As was bis duty, he read the Cur's declaration of war to his flock, and, not not being able to spak Rus sian, read it in Polih. This was against the law, and hence his transportation. Illinois Bepubllcan. Platform, The delegates and wpresentatlven'of ft.. Bepubllcan party of tbe Slate of llllnoli to convention assembled do hereby deulare: 1. Our unfaltering faith In the prUiclnlM and patriotism of tho ltepuhlli'au State and nutlonnl, aud in lu periiiunout flu' nessand ability over ulloUiur parties to ad. minister the government of both Slate and nation wisely and nucoussfully. 8. That tbe Duinoorutlo pui'ty, belnglanrelT composed of recent ruuols una tlmlr tjniu. thUers, can not bo sud-ly intrusted with tha administration of tho altatrs of Government: gross, as well us in sovorul of tho status, onlr shows lu grossly purtlsim cluu'uotor and gen. ral lucupuoiiy, uud luck of honor and patri otism. 8. For the flnanolal system oreatcd by the Republican party during ilia war, and in spite of the vloloiit opposition of tho DemoT oratlo party, we express our unqualified ad miration, liy Its provisions the people have boon supplied with a larger amount of paper currency, sufor and more unltorm lu value, than they have ever before enjoyed; the redit of the nation lias steadily Improved. whUe both the prinolpul nnd interest of the public debt, as wull us the burdens of nation ul taxation, have been steadily diminished. Suoh results oun only be produced by hon esty, economy and wisdom lu the manage, ment of financial ulfulrs. 4. We are ulso opposed to any further con traction of the greenback ourrenoy. and an) in favor of mich currency as eau be main tained at par with, and convertible into,ooln at the will of tho holder; we ure In favor of such ourrency being received for Import du ties, and we deprecate the defeut of the re cent bill for thut purpose by the Democratio Ilouse ol Representatives. 6. The permanent implication of the South ern section of the union, and tha complete protection of all lttcltizcnsin all their civil, Solitloal, porsouul and property rights, Is a uty to which the party stands sacredly pledged. In order to redeem this pledge ft placed the recent amendment In tbe Consti tution of the United States, and upon the righteous basis of said amendments it will go forward In the work of publication until peaoe shall come through right doing and contentment through justice. - 6. That the criminal code should be amend ed for the protection of depositors in savings banks, by providing for the punishment of dlshonent Dank managers. 7. Finally, be it resolved, We believe that those who preserved tbe country should govern it, instead of those who attempted to estroy it. Appropriations by Congress for lav . proveincnt of Western Elvers. The following are the sums appropri ated in the River and Harbor bill forex penditure on principal Western rivers:: ' MISSISSIPPI HIVER. ' Removal of snags, mouth of Illinois, north.. $ 41,100 Removal of snugs, mouth of Illinois, south 180,000 Improving channel, St.Paul to Des Moines Oanal 210,000, . Improving channel, canal to Cairo...- 310,000 (Of this sum ?75,000 Is for closing Oahnkia Chute.) Finishing Des Moines Ouual t , and operating sumo Oo.OOO Improving Rock Island Rapids.... ,.. 30,000 Improving harbors: . La Crosse $12,500 ,, , , Diiliuquo 10,(100 i , llurlington I0.0H0. . , ' Ft. Madison.. 8,000 j Galena 80,100 Memphis....... .,.-48,000 ; . Vicksbue 40.i00 New Orleans 5n,OtlO-R08,500 Total Mississippi River MINNESOTA ItlVEU. '," Improvement of channel. " ' JtlSSOUKI river. , Survey from mouth to Sioux City Removul of snags fl,143,000 '. ?10,0 ?5O,O0O 70,000 Improving harbors: i 8t. Joe ?r.n,O00 3 Atchison 20,0 0 Leavenworth 2S,000 , . . NebniskaCity 20,0 0 ' ' ' Omaha So.iioo - :- . Council Bluffs 60,000 Sioux City 12,5 0-4207,500 Improving channel nbove Yellowstone 30,000 Totul for Missouri River. .. $W MISCKLIAXKOUS. Illinois Improving channel $ W,J Ohio Improving channel: WJg Osago Improving channel 20,000 Red River Improving channel and removing raft W,m Total f Respectful Under Difficulties. The American matron in Westminster Abbey moves along corridors and over the bones of the mighty departed in a state of badly suppressed dismay. Used to walking reverently around the grave of even the humblest mortality, to see herself and brood actually treading up on the most majestic of tombs is more to her than paganism. On a seoond tour of the abbey I was in the train of such a dame a fairly read, intelligent lady, brim full of reverence, one who at homo worships her minister and pays regular respectful Sunday evening vis its to the looal cemetery. She will never forget her jaunt through Westminster. Her running fire of horror came out in undertones in this wise : "Anna, dear, you are standing right on Ben Job sou.", "James, my son, don't straddle over Macaulny in that heathen fashion. "Mr. Jones, you ought to be ashamed to step on poor Charles Dickens." "Mer cy on mo, here I am walking acrosi Dryden," and the miserable woman art square down on a bench above bones of the first Archbishop of Canter bury, and gave up trying to be eves half-way respectful in a minster who every passing stono is a slab coveriaf somebody who once uia lo the won wonder or tremble. Chicago T'Hm 1 London Leltcr. To some pungent remark 'f PJ" fessional brother, a western ls-vrl; gan his reply as follows; "May please this Court resting upon r oonrh of RiHiiihliwi fll'i'V a I covered with the blank, t of constitt al panoply as I am, and protected the argis of American liberty myself to be, I despise the b0" the professional insect who ha Jo " down, and defy his futile 'B'P penetrate, with lis puny sting. ttrstices of my impervious cover