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Friday Morning, July 13.
T;:e Summit Sentinel .a pleased tbat
Ibe Primary Election p!au la being
almost universally adopted alt over tie
Issteau of Lowry being nominate',
he will be the third man In tbe race.
Tbe race is between Humphreys and
Stone ; Lowry will have to gain rapidly
from now on to save his "distance."
Tunis the way the Clarion accounts
far the milk in tho Kidical cocoanut :
The truth is, the Republican State
Executive Coinmitice of Mississippi
was fbiced io the alternative cither el'.
JWlnnding or rc-Igning their oftlccs,
under Mr. Unyc.'s order forbidding
public ( dicers to act as political man
ager'. A in ij )ri t - of the Coinmiltce,
including the Chiirmaii and Secretary,
wero in that category."
If we aro to risk lo-ing all we have
gaiued by the motit tremendous cflorts
gainst organized official Ihieving in
tliia county, merely because ofllco-cek-era
arc to desperate that they arc de
termined to hav3 office or ruin the
Democratic party, it is time for us to
ask ourselves whether or not tho peo
ple were msdo for the benefit of office
seekers. Are tho people or the office
seekers to control the Democratic
party ? That is the question.
A Terrible Torpedo.
TIONS. Cleveland, July 10. For aomo
time past there baa been made pri
vately in this city a scries of experi
ment's with what is known aa the Lay
torpedo, an invention of Mr. Lay, of
Buffalo. The torpedo la cylindrical,
"with conical enda. Tho forward cone
is calculated to contain 100 pounds of
any explosive substance. Dynamite
will probably be used in tbe forward
section. Tbe main cylinder is power
ful. Gas liquid form used. Tho mo
tive power ia connected with the
machinery by a valve, oporated by
II T Habwrlbere-An "X"l
it If in blue pencil mark, on your pa-If
it M per, ii a notification tbat your
Ik 1 lubtcription will expire in two 1'
I weeks, and your paper will be ft
I J 1 discontinued, unless otherwise 11
I 1 urdere I. ft
electricity, and a pipe. I here is also a
ble coiled aa harpoon ropes arranged
for whaling veastla, which may bo ol
any length desired, and connected
with abore or vessel. The torpedo
i am
when launched Is entirely under the
control of the operator, who may be
ttationed on shore or aboard the ship.
e has a compact battery and key
board on which small switches Willi
I which he gtiidi-, couti o!a and explodes
the craft oy electricit) . The secrecy
I with which expcriuieula bave been
(aade aroused general curiosity and
i large crowds gathered on tbe dock'
1 this afternoon to witness a public trial.
The expcilmcut wat a splendid suc
cess In every particular. Ibere were
1 present a number of diatingulshed gen-
1 tlemen, conspicuous among wnom was
j the Chinese Minister, Ynng Yuen Too
.' and bis Secretary, also a numberof naval
officers and visitors from otber cities.
A stake boat was stationed half a mile
I from shore when the battery was ap-
I plied Ibe terpedo started off at rapid
II epeed, going to the stake boat in 1
! minute and 20 aeconda. Gracefully
rounding, tbe boat started on bcr re
turn, which was made in the same time.
It is claimed by the owners that this
craft will travel 12 miles per hour. The
rapidity and precision with which the
machine obeyed the operator clearly
demonstrate that It Ii one of tbe most
f, lormiaaoie weapons ever invented m
1 naval warfare. This machine will be
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luippeu ID sumo t,uioicnu irancr lur
which it la buitt, but the owners de-
dine to state for which one, but say
they bave orders for a large one from
the same power.
The Philadelphia mint, says the Indi
cator, has resumed work upon double
eagles and trade dollar, for which
there is a large demand. During the
year ending June 14, 40,835,720 pieces
,were coined of tbe value of $21,1)10,-
604. Tbe pieces figuring highest In
tbe statement just made are half dol
lars, u,2UH,700, and quarter dollars,
16,668,700. Noarly all the gold coin
wai In double eagles, viz., 489, 00
pieces, of tbe value of ,974,000.
L.Sr - UM r"d?
We are willir.? :.i';c- tbc reproof o' the
Hiiuld. "Faitblul are tbe wound, of a
friend" tayethtbe wit man. We regret
ted to differ originally w lib our able con
temporary in reference to tbe ''Electoral
Bill." When tbe measure wu pending
we warned all concerned againat lt,be-
cauic we aaw tbat it led tbe way to tbe
ftaiilul..nt AV-rthrnv nf th rtftnnlo'. vp.
,11,., .d h.
robbery of tbo victory they
had won. Tbe Hkrald saw tbe matter In
adiJerent light, and cbided uatnenasit
does now. Therefore
Our withers are unwrun,
Let the galled Jade wince.
We would not wantonly plant a thorn
in tbe side of Democratic "Congressmen."
Our columns a'tut tbat wo bave lost no
opportunity to swell tbclr praises; but It
Is not tbe province of a newspspcrto con
sider public questions with relerence to
men; nor to speak with whispered bum
bleness because this one, or that one, hap
pens to come between Its duty and the
performance ol It. So fur as the discus
sion of this particular iiucstion is concern
ed, our course is in direct conformity to
tbe urgent advice of tbc Democratic mem
bers In Congress. Tbcy have appealed to
tbe people and tbe press, to keep up an
"unceasing agitation." On '.he third of
March last, they issued an address con
taining the following solemn injunction:
"Let it not be understood that theuni
to be consummated March 4th, will be si
lently acquiesced in by the country. Let
so hour pass in which tbe ;i,rj.itiou is
forgotten. Let tbe ii;i('(tion uitctniivj,
tbat at every opportunity tbe people may
express their abhorrence of tbe uitv;':.
L:'. lO'Oi: -9iyl.'c i. '.VKi al atr-j dec
:i i tb it coiiji iVfit'irj may not
again attempt tbe experiment which now
humiliates tbo country ami has insia'lod
in its highest olSue a vsar. f.''
Tbis is what tbe peoplo were admonish
ed by tbe Democratic Congressmen to do
Their object was to make the crime odious;
and above all things, to guard against a
rcpeti'bn of the dread ul "experiment."
Wc would like for the Clarion to
tell us the fraud that was perpetrated,
and who perpetrated it. Our well-informed
contemporary will surely ac
knowledge that the fraud was perpe
trated bj the Electoral Commihn,
and not b-j thjsc who voted fur the laic.
This is the distinction tbat we wished
the people to bear iu ruiud, and this is
the reason we complaiued of the Clari
on's course. We do not think Hons. C.
E. Ibokcr, L. Q. C. Lamar, and II. D.
Money, iu company with ail tbo Sen
ators but one, and a large majority of
the members of tho House, should be
blamed of the crime and fraud com
mitted by liradkij and Company. The
vory ftct of the Democratic Congress
men issuing the address to the
people to make tho fraud odi
ous and to unceasingly agitate i,
provea that tbe fraud waa committed
by Bradley and Company, If any proof
were needed of the fact, and nut by
the men, who in a time of great excite
ment and peril to the country made n
fair and patriotic law. The Democrat
ic Congressmen surely did not Usuc
tho address to tbe people to make
themselves out "blunderers." In a
word, It is cruel to charge that S nator
Bayard blundered because Bra. Hey
acted a scoundrel.
Two remarkable legal contents,
which bave been before the courts
and the public for many years, have
been finally decided during tho past
wock. The United States Circuit
Court, it will ho remembered, recently
gave judgment in favor of Myra Clark
Gilues as the legitimate heir of Daniel
Clark and the rightful owner of his
immense estate in Sew Orleans. The
lime within which an appeal could be
taken from Ibis decision having ex
pired, and no nolice or appeal having
becu made by any ol tho present own
ers of the pi operiy, it is inferred that
they have abandoned the contest of
forty years and will now proceed to
nmke the boat terms they can with Mrs.
GhI ne. Tbe other decUic.u alluded to,
whi. h was made by the Supreme Court
on Saturday, is in the tuitions Jumel
case, and confirms the title of the pres
ent occupant of the estate, William L.
Chase, the son ol Mine. Jumel's uiece,
and finally dismiss' a the claims of
Biwen, who ha. been striving for so
many years to eta!.'e Mme. Jumel's
will, claiming to be Let on,boru out of
wedlock before her narriage with
Jumel This case is of uuch less gen
eral Interest than that of Mrs. Gaines,
having gained much of its celebrity
from Mme. Jumel's notorious character
and her connections with prominent
men ia the past, but it will be an equal
relief to be rid of It from tie court
reports Philadelphia Times.
Dlsbandment of tb Mississippi Re
publicansToo Many Office-holders
to Run thai Machine.
Wakhinotom, July 12. Private ad
ices from Jackson, Miss , state that tbe
Hepublicau Committee of that State
met on Saturday and passed by a mere
majority, a resolution or confidence tn
i'resiileut Hayes. Tho Committee re
solved o make no nominations for the
Siaie election next Fa'l, for I lie reason
that the President's civil service letter
forbidding Federal officials to eng'igc
In campaiKM work, left thrm wi'bout
organize ion, the majority of the Com
mittee being cfllcc-bolilors. A vnie
was pasncd to adjourn sine die, which
w is iquivalent to disbanding the Re
publican party iu Mississippi.
The Boaateoaa Laad.
Written for tbe Cincinnati Enquirer.
Tbe well-known aphorism of Horace
Greeley, "Go- West, young man," was
good counsel in its day. But since
emigration has extended in (hat direc
tion to the one hundredth meridian of
longitude, where the small amount of
rainfall renders agriculture a failure
unless the toilsome and expensive ays-
tana jtf I rt rrm t X An la amnlnra1 CI naa.
icui vi lis ia4vaa s vuiiv vu j t sjv
ley's aphorism is Incorrect and needs
reformation. Tens of thousands of our
sons aud daughteri have ascertained
this truth at a heavy cost of money, toll,
and misdirected, aud unrequited en'
ergy. Confiding n the representations
of the Union Pacific and otber equally
disintereetedf ?) land agents who gave
glowiug accounts of the great fortunes
to be made oy farming Id western
Nebra'ka, Western Kansas and Colo
rado, they purchased farms, and have
since battled with drouth and grass
hoppers until disappointment and
financial ruin drove them lodes, air;
while manv. receiving aid Irom their
friends, returned to tlfeir former homes
to commence anew tbe struggle for ex
lstcnce or fortune. They, with the
million of new people which ourcouu
try adds to her population each year
by Dative and foreign citizenship, must
have homes. The North, East aud
West are already overflowing. Where
shall these people go? is the question.
The answer is seasonable and true,
however startling ; "Tbcy must go to
tbe South."
The tide of emigration which for
year poured like a mighty fl od across
the Western trainee, das, by Orid s tn
exorahle law of longitude, nearly come
to a dead stop. But It cannot halt ; it
must move on, must go somewhere;
and now we see it deflecting, bonding
its course, and pouring Its lid' of pro
cious life and treasure into MUsourl
Arkansas and rorttietn iixi. 1'ioso
States will be filled ere long. And
what (lien? momentous question,
worthy ot conscientious thought.
It is a sad reflection one (hut .hould
make tho chetk of every lover of our
common Uopublic tingle with shame
and remorse ".hat a very large portion
of tho Soul , which once blossomed
with linrvestH like a full-blown rose, is
to-day a ruiu and a waste through tbe
destructive agencies ot civil war and
the still moro destructive blight of car
pet-lug thievery and legislation. The
once elegant and profitable plantations
now covered with weeds and briers, the
chimneys standing as monuments ot
once happy homes burned to the ground
by the hell-torch ol war, tell with si
lent, pithfitic, r:sistlP''S eloquence, the
melancholy story, v ouhl to Itou this
was Imagination, and not sober, ineX'
orable fact 1
Can it be a nutter of wonder, there
fore, that hind- ,re cheap In the South?
What civil war mcrciiully spared tbe
carpet-bagger oicrclles-ly slolo. Be
tween them a large portion ol the peo
ple were destroyed aud their substance
devoured. The natural results Indif
ference, debt, melancholy and conse
quent thriltle'sness necessarily fol
lowed. Men who once were exem
plars of spirit and enterprUe seemed
struck boneless! r dumb. Slavery, too,
' iu ch ing had l''ii her heirs the baneful
; legai ies of iudoleuce, inactive, false
pride and unscientific, improvident
; me1 hod of agriculture,
I' is a fact which I have a-ccrtaincd,
jsf.er a careful tour of observation,
I that in every Sotithcru St ite, good,
i rich agricultural lands, cspable ot pro-
dti"ingthe finest aud most profitable
crops of cotton, rice, sugar, wheat, corn,
oats, barley, aud tuo most luxuriant
fruits of temperate and semi-tropical
zones, can be purchased for from $3 to
$15 per acre, according to location and
market facilities, indeed, 1 lound
some large land owners who agree to
give good warranty deeds for farms of
1UO acres cacti to parties from Ulilu or
other Western States who will settle
on the farms and give them proper cul
tivation. The desire of Southern land
owners and business men to have
Western and Northern men bring their
lamilies, fortune' and skilled labor tor
the purpcs.'s of farming, gardening,
slock growing, merchandising and man-
UlAUiul oijc, in lenuy asiuuiBUlllf. oucil
would be even where gladly welcomed.
Uut iuuoci m-iiiiudeu peopio of tbe
.urth, who huve been deluded bv the
niallciuH shtmlcrs and falsehoods of
Morton, Blaine, and other politicians
of that ilk, are (earful of iuiuK aud
danger, with all that those words im
ply, should they cast their destinies In
the South. A greater mistake was
never made. During the past seven
weeks I huva traveled bv railwav.
steamer, carriage, and on horseback,
mors than fnnr five hundred miles,
through Kentucky, Tennessee, inssou
rl, Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Georgia,
Mississippi ' IhI Louiniana; bave talked
politics witn 1'it-ir Governors, Con'
gressmen, a' d mher magnates of disj
linction, and bu-iueas with their solid
men in con xe.hanges and boards of
trade ; have t ted fruit fit for the gods
from the ore n its, and drank the na
live and 1i icious scuppernong wine
Irom the viic mes of their celebrated
horticulture ; have partook of tbe clu
guiit bospitno y of tbe wealthy, as well
as the snhs mi lal hoc-cakn, bacon and
buttermilk f the poor; have, In i
word, tiiiiiui Ith all classes of South
em people, i I it affords me genuine
pleasure to e.iiiy mat during tins
whole tour I did not aee any abuse,
quarreling, once, Insurrection, or
even au at .in r drunken man. On
the coi.'ran I mve been everywhere
received ni ch a warmth ol wel
come ami !! i.i outflow ol generous
hospitality tl ii words are powerless to
express my gratitude. Save In remote
and thinly-settled districts of Texas
and Arkansas, there ia absolutely less
crime In the South than there Is in the
North. And this statement is verified
by the official reports of the country,
What are the practical advantages
of emigration to tbe South? Among
many, I will present the following :
1. The soil, ouickened and enriched
by an abundant annual rain-fall, is
generally of the most fertile character.
and capable of growing the most ex
UDerant crops (often two tn one season),
wttu less labor and greater certainty
than elsewhere.
2. The climate, except in low. mala
rial districts, Is pleasant, salubrious and
healthy, the weather being tempered at
all times by gulf, lske, river or moun
tain breezes. Tbe beat or Cincinnati
and Central Ohio, though leas contlnu
ous, is more oppressive than the heat
of Memphis, Mobile or New Orleans.
d. Except In a few isolated portions
of country, good well or spring water
lor drinking purposes Is abundant.
4. While there is no necessity to feed
stock or any kiud longer (ban one
month, the Winters being mild and the
grasses ever green, juicy andsucculcnt,
it is necessary in ibe mere rigorous
North to feed Irom five to seven
mouths, Tbis is highly Important to
siock growers.
5. Ou account of tbe numerous navi
gable streams and lines of railroad,
whatever is produced cau be easily aud
cneapiy transported, and, as a con
sequence, tbe markets are excellent.
0. As a general rule, although aver
age Southern people do not sacra to
appreciate tbe fact, the cost of living is
less than In the North.
7. Families removing South, unlike
those who formerly emigrated to the
extreme West, can locate in good
neighborhoods, where there are
churches, schools, good society, court
bouse?, and where all tbc machluery of
taw and good order are iu full and suc
cessful operation. This Is notably the
case since the despicable Carpet-bag
regime nag ocen supplanted by ucra
ocralic, intelligent ana honest gov
8. Tbe families tbat may settle in the
South will beat all times, by railway
or steamer, within cheap, speedy aud
convenient reach of their Northern
friends, much nearer than iu Nebraska
or Colorado.
9. While farms in Ibe North rate In
value from f50 to IliiO per acre, ac
cording to location, improvements,
buildings, etc., the very best of South
em farms, with few exceptions, csn be
bought at prices rangiug Irom $3 to
fid per acre. Auy farmer who under
stands the value of money will appre
ciate this difference.
10. The Northern tradesman, with
his superior industry and sagacity, sol
dom fails to achieve a fortune in South
ern cities, where opportunities are so
great and manifold, and compctlton is
so small.
II. Tbe manufacturer can find In the
South, iron, coal and limestone, lor
making the best qualities of iron and
steel; cotton, wool, wheat and cane,
where they aro grown, for runuing his
spindles, looms, burrs and refining ap
paratus, together with tho finest water
power tor propelling engines and ma
chinery, making this, what God in
tended and destined it to be, one of tbe
finest and best paying manufacturing
districts on this continent.
12. Summing up the case in a simple
paragraph, it is my deliberate convic
tion that there is no territory of equal
proportions to that of the "Sunny
South," that la blessed with ao many
natural advantages, and that has so
many possibilities of prosperity.
Bot those persons who desiro to pur
chase these wonderful lands at cheap
prices, must do so qaickly. The gigan
tic Mississippi the great "Father ol
Waters" will loon, through Esds' jet
ties or the Barataria Canal, furnish un
obstructed navigation to the largest
steamers from the Mississippi Valley
to Liverpool and all parts of the com
mercial world. She and hr numerous
tributaries will bear cu t i . ir broad bo
soms the grain, fruits, ro1. mi, sugar and
manufactures of this ini iense intorior
basin much cheaper that ia posaible to
any other means of trati-it. Railroads
wiil multiply rapidly In proportion to
demand and supply. Tbis valley is
de-:iued to hold, feed, clothe snd edu
cate a hundred and fifty millions of
people. The observing, enterprising
young men of the North and West will
do well to prospect in this Southern
Eldorado, purchase tarmi, start manu
factories and settle down to buslueas,
assured that the rid and certain re
wards of skilled and honest labor, in
connection with the inevitable rise iu
the valne of lands, will realize wealth,
Independence and happiness for them
selves and their posterity.
C incinnati, O., July 0, 1S77.
A Sand Showee in Rome. Yester
day a copious shower of sand fell upou
Rome. Carried over from tbe deserts
of Africa, it filled tbe upper atmos
phere like a great cloud, and to such an
extent tbat (be sun at our o'clock In
the afternoon seemed eutirely shorn of
Its rays, appearing like a pale moon of
greeulsh tiut. in aome places tbe saint,
mixed with water, tell in little drops of
mud. Iu color the land has a reddl.b
brick tinge, mixed with grains of
vegetable pollen. The same atmos
pheric phenomenon was observed at
Naples ; but although Vesuvius was iu
a partial slate of eruption, no ssnd or
cludors fell there. Telegrams from
Naples to-day report (hat all yesterday
and the day before Veauvius waa entil
ing great quantities of smoke. Lon
don Times's Rome Correspondence,
Row at Montreal- One Mai Killed
Great Exolttment Military Called 0t,
and tbe Danger Suppressed Tias
Celebratlsas Elsewhere.
Montreal, July 12. 12 :30 All is
peace so far, but large crowds of omin
ous import are gathering io St. James
street, victoria square and Craig street
lumbers or the catholic colon bave
gathered at St. Patrick's Hall. Tbe
worst rears are expressed or approach
ing trouble. Services in Knox Pres
byterian church are sua proceeding, a
large number or ladies are present.
l :JO p.m. Trouble is beginning, a
man was killed while standing on 'he
steps of Dunn's store, where he cad
been pursued by tbe crowd, mrteen
shots were fired altogether. Two
women standing on Victoria Square-
one with an orange lily on her brea-t,
the other snatched at Ibe lily, and tbe
women began lo fight. A man inter
fered and trledV) separate them. Peo
pie gathered around, and a fight en
sued. Several partlos endeavored to
protect him and a further row took
place, during which tbe man, whose
name is unknown, was shot three times
In the temple, killing mm at once
The police have just marched down to
disperse the crowd.
d p.m. the wbole volunteer force.
including field batteries, ordered ouL
Lxcltement is increasing. It la ru
mored that the Catholic union men
are being supplied with arms and ball
3:40 p.m. The city is full or roughs
perambulating tbe streets. Numbers
are strangers. Tbe Quebec coves prob
ably furnished their quota.
No Parade In Pbtladelp la.
Philadelphia, July 12 For the
first time in several years, the Orange
men of this place failed lo make their
usual parade In honor of the 12 h of
July. The Associations, however,
generally celebrated the event by ban
quets, social gatherings, and excursions.
All Quiet.
Wa'HISuton. July 12. Tho latest
reports from Montreal show no farther
disturbances. Tbe celebratioua of tbe
Orangemen elsewhere have been tame,
and no disturbances reported.
A niaadasaas) Casie.
Our readers will remember a notice
which we made a few weeks ago, of
the refusal of the Board of Supervisors
to grant a petition of Dr. Dealt, John D.
Mattlnglv and others, asking tbat
their district be released from tbe pro
bibitlon against allowing live stock to
run at large, tiled under ao act of our
last Legislature. On yesterday their
petition tor a writ of mandamus
agaluat the Board waa tried and argued
before the Hon. U. M. Young, by
Messrs. Pittman & Pittman, for the
petitioners, and bv R. Booth, E-q., for
the Hoard.
His Honor awarded tbe writ against
the Board, holding that the duly de
volved ty tbe law on them was min
isterial merely, and became Imperative
when a proper petition was .filed by a
majority ot the freeholders of a dis
trict, which had been done in tbe case
before him.
He further held that the action of
the Board was not a judgment from
which petitioners might have appealed
under section 1,383 of tbe Revised
Code, and tbat tbe writ of mandamus
was the appropriate remedv bv which
to compel the Board to discharge, its
duty in tbe premises.
The opinion was delivered by his
Honor orally npon the conclusion of
tbe argument.
Ben Hill on "The Poncy." Ben
Hill passed through Richmond yester
day, on his way to White Sulphur
(springs. He was Interviewed by a
reporter of a newspaper. Iu reply" to
a question as to wbat be thought of the
speeches or uiame and Chamberlain ol
the Fourth of July, be said: "Tbe
speeches simply indicate wbat I did
not doubt tbat tbe politicians wbo
desire to keep alive the sections! pas
sions and antagonisms for their own
personal advantage will make war ou
the Administration. As against such
assailants, it is the plain duty of all
patriots to sustain the Administration.
By the way," said Mr. Hill, "let me
suggest. 1 think the papers ougkt to
cease speaking of the President's South
ern policy. lie ha no such poli:y. He
has only a Constitutional policy, as thus
far applied to the South. The South
only wants a Constitutional policy."
Reporter "What is the object of tbe
proposed Democratic gathering at the
white suipnur springs r-Air. uui
"I have no knowledge of a political
gathering at White Sulphur Springs. 1
am going there solely for Mrs. Hill's
health, under medica 1 advice." Cin
cinnati Enquirer.
Hebrew Council.
Philadelphia, Ju'y 12. The closiug
aesaion of the Council of Union of He
brew Congregations opened this morn
ing with prayer by Rev. Mr. Llllien-
tbal, of Cincinnati. Milwaukee was
selected as the place for next meeting,
The following were selected officers of
tbc Executive Board: M. Loth, Presi
dent ; J. Treeber, V. P. ; Solomon Levi,
Treasurer, and Lepman Levi, Secre
tary, all ol Cincinnati. Officers of tbe
Board of Governors of the Hebrew
College were also elected as follows:
B. Bellman, of Cincinnati. President ;
Joalab Cohen, Pittsburg, Pa,, V. F.
Jacob Ezekiel, Cincinnati, Secretary.
It Is stated in our exchanges tbat the
Government of the Carted states still
owns oue-fl.'th of all tbe land in Ala
Frlcatfal Itmmlls afaa FxiMnrl
eas la stsaraiac Slois taa.
Special Dispatch to the Enquirer.
SflAKOir. Pi- July 1L About
eleven o'clock this morning a terrible
casualty occurred at tbe mine or tne
Brooklyn coal company, soon, iwo
mues souin-eaator mis piece, oy wmcn
seven miners lo-t their lives and thirty
were nearly suffocated.
The Brookneld Coal Company nave
to haul their coal from tbe mines
through a tunnel about one mile In
length. The tunnel was completed
about two weeka ago at the cost of
$75,000. Soft coal and coke bave been
successfully used oo tbe locomotive,
but to-day Anthracite eoal wu tried.
Three trips bad been made. On the
lourtn the tunnel, wnicn naa seen
gradually filling with sulphurous gas,
became so cnargedwitn tnerooi air
tbat tbe brakemen and a number of .
miners were suffocated, The engineer
managed to get his engine ont ol the
bank and give the alarm, after which
he sank into Insensibility.
About twenty men rushed Into the
bank to render assistance, but all were
overcome. Three men were taken ont
dead, and abont twenty-six In various
stages of suffocation. The scenes
around (he month of the tunnel as
dying miners were brought ont were
too terrible to be lightly described.
Wives wept and wrung their bands
over dead husbands. Mothers wept
bitterly over their sous, sweethearts
over lovers, and sisters over brothers.
Physicians were on the ground, and
rendered valuable assistance.
After thirty bodies bad been taken
out eight men from tbe Cleveland shaft
and Wood's house, adjoining, bearing
tbat others were atlll In the tunnel, en
tered aud were overcome, one by one.
But they faced death bravely ana kept
on ontil smitten to tbe earth by the foul
air. Of tbeae eight men three were
subsequently taken out dead and the
other five Insensible.
How much would it cost to pnt a
branch telegraph line to Jackson to
connect with the Atlantio and Pacific?
Wbat amount of money conld be
saved to our cotton buyers alone dur
ing the anasou it tbe line was built?
provided we got tbe same rates as the
Atlautic and Pacific proposes giving to
New Orleans. Antelope says to the
New Orleans Picayune: "The Atlantio
and Pacific rale to New Orleans, it la
aid, will bs fixed at 25 cents lor ten
words, a -ainBt $1 50, tbe present rate of
the Western Union line. Of course,
this will play tbe mischief with the
Western Union's business, and, like the
coon, it will have to come down. The
final result of tbis really sharp fight be
tween the two companies is looked for
with no little interest. A continnanee
of such low rates Is not, of course, be
lieved in, but will the once autocratic
Western Union get down on its kuees
and beg for quarler ?"
The- Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin says
thai when Representative Wait re
buked Mr. Chamberlain for bis assault
on the Administration, aud declared
bis own confidence in Ibe integrity and
patriotism of tbi President, "be simply
vindicated the outraged scntl itent of
bis constituents and courageously de
feuded the cause dearest to tbe hearts
of this district."
Rumored Resignation of Disraeli.
London, July 12. The Pally News
published the loilowiug paragraph la
prominent form yesterday : ' Rumors
prevailed In quarters usually well-informed,
that tbe Earl of Beaconsfleld
Is about to resign the Premiership.
Although tbis report is probably pre
mature, yet we believe bis Lordship is
anxious to retire from office as soon as
Ibe state of public business will per
mit, his health having been for some
time past, and still is, iu an unsatisfac
tory cuniltlon."
Benor Mata's Credentials.
Washington, July 12. Senor Mata
called at tbe State Department to-day
to inquire whether an answer to bis
note indorsing hia credentials would
reach him Ip time for this week's Mex
ican mail. Evarta received Senor Ma
la cordially, but informed b!m be was
not yet prepared to furnish a reply,
and assured him there would be no
unnecessary delay.
Tsxaa Rallioad Trafflo-Heductlon ot
Nlw York, July 12. A large meet
ing of railroad officials interested In
Texas business, was held at St. Louis,
yesterday, for the purpose of equaliz
ing rates to points io tbat Slate, princi
pally on stock in car loads. It was
agreed to reduce rates to several points
so ss to make rates cqnal to distance,
preventing the centering of all traffic at
one point
righting for tbe Southern Mail Boats).
Washington, July 12. The Atlantic
Coast Liue via Wilmington, Piedmont
Air Line via Richmond and Charlotte,
and the Kenneaaw via Lynchburg,
Knoxville and Atlanta, are making a
desperate fight tor the great Southern
mail. It is carried at present over the
Kenneaaw route, and the indications
are it will continue to go over that line
The Raw 4 Per Cent. Loan.
Wa'hington, July 12 The borne
subscription to the new 4 per cent, loan
has reached eighteen millions. Acting
Secretary McCormlck has advices
from London (hat they are being placed
by the Syndicate at par la London. -
Mr. Longfellow, the poet, It Is said
cannot be allured Into making aa after- '
dinner speech. This remark Isattrlbated
to him : "I wouldn't touch a toast list
with a pair of longs."

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