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At EATON", OHIO, IT L. GK GOULD. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION! Ia Advance - - - - - . $ ) in. Jon Pitnrmco of lt descriptions fnrnlfhed to crier, and guaranteed to prore satisfactory M to quality. FRESH TOPICS. Coii. Anthony, the Leavenworth edi tor, like Carruth, the Yiueland journal ist, 8 till Borvivcs with a ballet in him. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, though in sane, will continue to draw the pension of $250 per month from the government. Gkobqe Alfred Townsend, the well known newspaper correspondent, has assumed editorial management of the St. Louis Times. Col. Bobvbt M. and Stephen A. Douglas, eons of Stephen A. Douglas, have just been awarded by the Court of Claims about $259,000 for cotton seized in Mississipi. Mb. Trenob W. Park, of Benning ton, Vt, is said to be the fourth man in point of wealth in tho United States, having property valued at $17,000,000. Fork was one of tho original owners of the Emma mine of Utah, and made his fortune by speculating in mining stocks. Tee Chicago Tribune thus plausibly explains the increase in the divorce busi ness : "Under existing laws a woman can recover through tho aid of an idiot jury such heavy damages from a default ing lover that matrimony and divorce are preferable to a suit for breach of promise as being cheaper and less an noying. The coming man will marry and desert instead of paying heavy dam ages for a momentary weakness." A Paris sheet says there are four hun dred and sixty-two German journals published in the United States, and all of them are in the secret pay of Bis mark. Let it be hoped a time will come when he will be in their pay, and then the world will run all the smoother. In the meantime this tyrant, who salaries the press with a greasy hand, keeps up, moreover, five organs in Australia, and one at the Capo of Good Hope, for the benefit of Africa and China. A rich American in Paris discovered that an unpleasant-looking fellow fol lowed him every day from morning till night. He became uneasy, and diplo matic inquiry was made as to whether tho man who watched him was connect ed with the police. As a result of much negotiation, the unpleasant person was arrested, and proved to bo a gatherer of buts of cigars. The rich American only smoked famous brands, and only smoked dam half up, and it paid to follow him. Cincinnati claims to have the oldest woman in America, whose age can be posi tively authentieated. Her name is Po desta, and she was born in Italy. The officially attested baptismal register states that she " baptizata est die XEL Januari, 1769." This makes hor over 106 years of age. The recent revival of tho ques tion, are there centenarians? has brought out a great many probable cases of the existence of people 100 years old and upward, and some in which the evidence is most convincing. The Burlington Hawkeye thus refers to Spring Hill, one of Burlington's most flourishing suburbs : " And here it was only yesterday morning that the favor--ita -dog of one of tte most respected families up there a dog which never ate a mouthful of anything in his life with out a napkin under his chin and a solid silver fork in his paw, crawled under the barn and dragged out a sk ski) skun well, we forget what they did call it, but it was awful, and when the dog went into the parlor and crawled under the sofa, he had the entire house to himself until the gentlemen of the family came up from down town." In the Cincinnati Commercial we find some interesting figures relating to mu nicipal debts. Following is a compara tive table of the existing public debts of tho principal cities at tho latest date pub lished : ropulation in 1870. Debt. Albany, N. Y 9,42j t V0",""" Baltimore i 967,534 . 20,0(10,01)0 Boston IM,47 41,000,000 Brooklyn 398,200 37,600,000 Chicago 2118,977 17,000,000 Cincinnati 316,839 16,000,0110 Jersey City 82,546 14,000.000 LouisnUe , 100,753 10,500,000 NewOrleans......,..... 191,418 " 22,000,000 ' Kew Tor .:.. ...-. 942,232 .' l,0O0,000 Philadelphia. . 674,022 61,000,000 Pitt-burgh 86.076 7,527.301 Portland, He 31,413 6,000,000 Providence. 68,90 5,400.000 San Francisco 149.473 3,700,000 Stlrais. 310.864 14,303,000 Washington 109,199 25,000,000 Thus it will be seen that San Francisco has the least oppressive -debt of all, or $23 to each inhabitant. Albany owes $40 to each inhabitant ; St. Louis, $50 ; Chicago, $55 ; Cincinnati, $75 ; Provi dence, $75 ; Pittsburgh, $80 ; Philadel phia, $00 j Brooklyn, $95 ; Louisville, $100 ; New Orleans, $110 J Baltimore, $115 ; Boston, $130 ; New York, $140 ; Portland, $160 ; Jersey City, $165 ; and Washington $240. uen. d hbbman s me, as set forth in his memoirs, is a striking illustration of the fallacy of the popular superstition that a rolling stone gathers no moss. TTiw career prior to his entering tho Union army as a Colonel of regulars was one of constant change. Ha was a First Lieu tenant of artillery in 1846, stationed at Fort Moultrie, in South Carolina. His desire to take an active part in the war with Mexico was defeated by circum stances. He was sent to California in stead of Mexico, and was a passive wit ness of the excitements incident to the gold fever of 1848-49. A year later he returned to Washington, became a mem ber of Mr. E wing's family, married, and resigned his commission! H returned to Sn Francisco m a banker, when be underwent the experience of the Vigi lance Committee, which he opposed, and Sllif lf II I El . Ill II III III II 113 111 . Villi III 4 L. G. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General News: Terms, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance. VOL. "VIII. NO. 31. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1875. WHOLE NUMBER 424, of the local panic ; then he changed to New York, still as a banker, and then back to San Francisco to settle up a bus iness which had not boon specially re munerative. We next find him practic ing law as a member of tho firm of Sher man, Ewing & McCook, which, as he says, "helped to pass away the time, but afforded little profit." Then he bo came Superintendent of a military col lege in Louisiana, which he abandoned at the outbreak of the war. He went to St Louis as President of a horse-railroad company, was offered the Chief Clerkship of the War Department, but declined, and shortly after was appointed Colonel in the Regular Army, and from that has grown to bo tho General of tho United States forces. POLITICAL MEMORANDA. Ex-Senator" Pomeboy has lately dis tinguished himself by inventing an indel lible ink. Tub most difficult politician to inter view at present is Gov. Hendricks, of Indiana. Secretary Bristow is mentioned as a possible candidate for the Presidential nomination. Lindsey Carson, a brother of the famous Kit, is a candidato for tho Cali fornia Senate. Gen. Fabnswobth is spoken of as a probable anti-Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois. Ex-Governob GuiiTiN, of Pennsylva inia, has declined the Independent nom inatdon for Governor. Ex-Senator Harlan has returned from Washington to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and purposes passing the summer in that State. General Butler's new house in Wash ngton will, it is said, be the finest of the many fine residences there. Ic will be completed and ready for occupaacy next fall. Gen. Sherman is about as heavily nn dor fire now as he ever was in his life. If he ever had any ambition for the Presidency he has probably abandoned it by this time, New York Tribune. Gate is now a St. Louis editor, and such littlo paragraphs as this have be gun to float prismaticaUy upon the cur rent of events : " George Alfred Towns end says Missouri is a power couchant, and that St. Louis cannot help being the Future City." Hon. William E. Smith, of Milwau kee, formerly of Fox Lake, Wis., and once Secretary of State of Wisconsin, who was WashVum's principal compet itor for the gubernatorial nomination in 1871, has suddenly appeared as a candi date for the same position. Matt. Carpenter announces that he will defend the whisky dealers or any body clso that will employ him, and says : " My present impression is though I should want more time to con sider it that I should even defend an editor sued for libel. The death of Gen. Breckinridge leaves but four gentlemen living who have been elected to the second highest office in the United States. They are Hannibal Hamlin, Andrew Johnson, Schuyler Col fax, and Henry Wilson. The mortality among Vice-Presidents does not seem to be as great as among the Presidents. Mr Johnson is tho only ex-President now living, and he was not elected to that office by the people. Exchange. The honor dealers of Connecticut have found tho license law so irksome that they have issued a circular inviting contributions from the different liquor interests to a fund to be employed in the procurement of favorable legisla tion. The circular conclude with the declaration that " thoy have no doubt that they will be able to accomplish much, provided funds are obtained for tho employment of sufficient counsel and a lobby force." Responsibility of Savings Banks. Ah interesting case has just been de cided in tho City Court of Brooklyn. William Allen sued tho Williamsburg Savings bank for $4,000, and the result shows tliat banks cannot bo too careful in paying out money. Mr. Allen had deposited in tne banK. named $1,000. Iu October hist, Mrs. Allen procured falso keys and opened the trunk in which hor husband kept his bank book. She abstracted tho book, filled out a draft for $2,950, presented the book and the draft at tho bank, and got the money. In January last Mr. Allen went to the bonk to have his inter est account written up. He was then told that his wife had drawn out $2,950, and the draft and the entry in the book were pointed out as proof of the statement. Mr. Allen denied all knowledgo of tho transaction, and demanded that the ,950 be restored to his credit. The bank declined to do this. Then he asked for the return of the whole $4,000. This request was likewise denied. His last resort was an action of tho law, which was begun and decided forthwith. The bank urged that all the by-laws required was that the entry should be made in the book, and that that was a sufficient proof of the transaction. On the other side, another by-law was pointed out, which provided that a savings bauk must use ite best endeavors to prevent fraud. It was shown that instead of doing this, the bank had accepted a draft with Mr. Allen's name attached, but that it did not even pretend to be an imitation of his signature. The jury were out fivo minutes, and gave tho plaintiff a verdict for the full amount. The Printer's Story. Wo Ice saw a young man gazing at. tho ry heavens, with a t in 1 Efa anil a- of pistols m the other. Wc Ndeavorod 2 attract his at lOtion by .ing 2 a paper wo held in our t, relating 2 a young man in that S of tne country who had left home in a st8 of derangement. He dropped the t and pistols from his feijfgj, with the I : " It is I of whom U read. I left home b4 my friends knew my design. I sO the st of a girl who refused to listen to me, but smiled upon another. I ed from the house, uttering a wild ! 2 the god of love, & without replying to the 1 1 ot my mends came Here witn tins T and -w of pistols, to put a . to my wivvsi iuy case nas no j in tins j. A BHiRrpro climate, The Bay City (Mich.) Tribune aavsi "May 1. ten inches of snow fell here ; May 24, a man aiea from tne effects ol sunstroke," NEWS OF THE WEEK. The East. Pembcrton, who mnrderod Mrs. Bingham at Boh to n recently, has been convicted of tho crime, and will probably suffer death, aa the murder was a moat atrocious one. Wm. II. Talcott, buyer of the Bilk depart ment of II. B. Claflin & Co., New York, has been arrested and held in bail of 1 10, 000 on the chargo of purchasing (-100,000 north of silks from alleged smugglers. W. F. Leslie, Receiving Teller in the banking house of Duncan, Sherman fc Co., New York, has absconded, taking with bim ill 000. Janice M. Sweeney, a brother of Peter B. Sweeney, according to a cable dispatch, died in Faris recently. The deceased was recently in dicted jointly with bis brother in suits growing out of the affidavit mado by Ingersoll, the par doned Tammany ring convict. , Tho Atlautio Cotton Mills of Lawrence, Mass., employing 1,250 operative, . will tJint down on account of the dull market on the 10th of July, and remain cloned till Sept. L The members of the well-known dry goods house of H. B. Claflin & Co., New York, 'have been indicted for smuggling silk goods through the Custom-IIouBO. The Orangemen of New York have decided not to parade this yoar, and to honor King William of glorious and pious memory by a grand excursion and picnic July 12. The West. GordonV party, who wore taken to Fort Randall by the military, have been uncondi tionally released, and allowed to return to Gor don City. Gigantic frauds have been discovered in con nection with the Missouri State Treasury. Over a million dollars have been abstracted from the treasury by mcanB of forged war lttim. In the case of the twenty-two contemptuous Chicago Aldermen, who, at the advice of six lawyers, canvassed the votes of the city incor poration election in defiance of the judicial in junction, Judge Williams, of the Circuit Court, sentenced each of the Aldermen to pay a fine of f 100 and costs, and each of the advis ing, lawyers $300 and costs. The champion base ball club of Boston sus tained a crushing defeat in their game at Chi cago last week, the score standing 2 to 0 in fa vor of Chicago. The Bostons had previously been defeated by the St Louis club. In their games in the East the Bed Stockings had scored twenty-seven victories, and it seemed as though they would win every game they played Hub season ; bnt base ball is very uncertain, and it is not safe at any time to bet odds of 2 and 3 to L The Qnahada band of Comanchea surren dered last week to the commandant at Fort Sill. Tho band comprised 180 warriors, and 300 women and children, with 1,400 ponies. A desperate encourter recently ccenrred in the vicinity of Stockton, Books county, Kansas, between Mr. Alexander, Sheriff of Ellis county, and a horse thief, resulting in the death of both. The plan of paying a bounty per bushel for dead gr asshoppers in Le Sueur county, Minn,, has been a success. So far the greater portion of that body of the posts has been destroyed. Two hundred and twenty-seven bushels wcro captured in - two towns in Lo Sueur county. A disease known as tho "Black Death, " is making great bavee among the swine on tho Upper Ottawa river, Canada. The National Sportsmen's Association held their secend annual convention at Cleveland, Ohio, last week, with a large attendance of delegates. lion. J. V. Lo Moyne, of Chicago, was elected President of the association for the ensuing yoar. Gen. Sheridan has forbidden a lot of gold hunters from entering the Big Horn country, lie says that territory is included in the Sioux reservation under the treaty of 1809, and wliito men will be prevented by the military from en tering it for any purpose whatover until the treaty is abrogated. - Rev. Dr. Jacob S. Shipman, of Lexington, Ky., has been elected Episcopal Bishop of the diocese of Fond du Lac, Wis. Prof. Janney, of the government exploring expedition in the Black Hills region, officially reports that tbero is no gold there. The South. An aged spinster of Savannah, Ga,, Miss Mary Telfair, a daughter of ex-Gov. Telfair, and who died last week, in her will doviscd to various religious, educational, and charitable in stitutions in Georgia, legacies amounting to a total of over 1 1,000,000. Crosby, tho VickBburg (Miss.) negro Sheriff, who created so much trouble last winter, was last week shot and dangerously wonnded in a saloon in that city, by a white man named Gilmer, with whom he was drinking. In the case of the editor of tho Galveston Jti-ws, arraigned for contempt of court in charging the Judge with partiality in a pendiug case, Judgo Morroll decided that it was within the province of the press to criticise freely the acts of the judiciary, and concluded with the declaration that "the publishers havo unrestrict ed liberty to apply an epithet to the Judge of the court without being in contempt for so do ing. - Tho Maryland Democratic State Convention to nominate candidates for Governor, Comptrol ler and Treasurer, is called to meet in Balti more, on Wednesday, July 21. Washington. The negotiations of the Interior Department with the Sioux Chiefs, for the cession of the Black .Hills territory, have come to naught. Spotted Tail said to the Indian Commissioners that the Indians own the country the Great Spirit gave them, and they never steal the country of any one else, wh'ile the whites, who have a big country, still want to steal what little the Indians have. Dr. Linderman, Director of the Mint, is of the opinion that the substitution of silver for fractional currency can probably begin early next fall. Ho bases his opinion npon the con current operation of two favorable conditions : First, the decline in the value of silver, and second, the appreciation in values of the legal tender notes. Mr. Jewell finds a good deal of difficulty in preventing straw bidders from obtaining con tracts for carrying the mails. Ho has juut awarded a large number of contracts, but is sat isfied that some of tho successful bidders are not responsible. He will take active measures to put a stop to their operations as soon as be finds them out A few days since, a clerk in the Sixth Au ditor's office was removed, for the reason that he bad made use of an official circular of the Foetoffice Department, in an endeavor to secure a pass from the Cunard Steamship Company, General. Carl Yogt, the Belgian valet who murdered bis master, the Chevalier de Bianco, In Brus sels two years ago, has been delivered up to the Belgian authorities, and vailed for Europe In custody a few days since, Postmaster-General Jewell Is about to under, take a trip to tht Went for the purpewt of look, in; into the management of affairs connected, with his Department Au account of a singular duel comes from Cuba, between Dr. A. 8. Curtis, of Now York, and his frioud Salvador Cortrcal, a wealthy tobacco merchant of Havana. Cortreal had suspicions of criminal relations between his wife and Dr. Curtis, and a challenge was tho result In the duel which followed Dr. Curtis fell, wounded in the hip, and, supposing him dead, his frioud and host coolly reloaded his pistol, placed it to his own temple, fired, and fell dead. Curtis is in custody. Judgo Kolloy, of Pennsylvania, is reported as having expressed an opinion that the gov ernment is upon the verge of bankruptcy, and that the only way out of the present troubles is tho calling of a special session of Congress. Judge Nelson, of the United States Supreme Court, sitting as Judgo of the United States District Court at Winona, Minn., has rendered a decision affirming the constitutionality of the Civil Rights bill. Political. The Now Hampsliire House of Representa tives has adopted resolutions instructing tho Bpeaker to request the Supremo Court to name as early a day as possible for tho hearing of the Senatorial question ; also, to allow both sides to be represented by counsel with briefs and arguments. It has been decided by the Missouri Consti tutional Convention that when tho new Con stitution is voted on by tho people ot the State ,a provision for woman suffrage shall be sub mitted as a separate proposition. The Justices of tho New Hampshire Superior Court rendered a long "opinion to tho Senate, recognizing the Democratic Senators as the duly elected members from the .contested dis tricts, and declining to go back of the actios of the Governor and Council in declaring them entitled to their seats, on tho ground that the judiciary has no right to interfere with the action of a co-ordinate branch of the govern ment The executive committee of the "Independ ent Reform" party of Illinois, in session at Bloomington, last week, decided to call no State convention this year, but the members of the party throughout the State were advised to make nominations for local offices in the sev eral counties. The Legislature of New Hampshire elected P. G. Cheney, Republican, Governor of the State, vice Weston, Democrat Bills bare been introduced.in the British Par liament for tho regulation of strikes. They provide that breachcsof contract calculated to cause public injury by work people employed in public capacities, as in the supply of gas and water, shall be dealt with criminally. Foreign. The port of Macao, China, was visited by a terrible hurricane, lasting several hours, and doing considerable damage to shipping in the harbor. A number of Uvea arc roportcd lost The Carlist General Saballa, with .2,000 men attacked Blanco, and was repulsed with a loss Of sixty killed. In the great international racing event of the European continent, the Prize of Paris, con tested last week, a French horse was victori ous, while the English thoroughbreds, the cream of the racers throughout the Kingdom, failed to get a place, being nowhere near at the finish. The corporatilu of London has resolved to invito the Mayor of New York city to tho inter national banquet Boon to be bold. Messrs. Odger and Wicks, of London, who wero appointed by tho Federal Union of Agri cultural Laborers to make examination of the Mississippi valley for the purpose o ascertain ing its suitability for settlement by emigrants, have left England on their mission. Tho Assembly of the rrovinco of Quebec has been dissolved by proclamation from tho Lieutenant-Governor. New elections will bo held on the 8th of July. Weisinger, who attempted to extort monoy by implicating persons in tho plot to assas sinate Bismarck, has been committed for trial at Berlin. From Panama is reported the loss of the English ship Prince Alfred, with guano, for London. She foundered at sea in the vicinity of Coqiumbo. The crew wero saved. D is patches from Spain state that the Alfonsist government is in a weak and totter ing condition, and that tho Carlist cause is improving daily and gaining much strength. Fourteen -stores, besides several dwellings, were destroyed by fire in Toront last week, causing a loss of $550,000, a large pari 'of which is uninsured. A fire at Minatitlan, Mexico, destroyed property to the value of ?400,oOO. Gov. Davis, of Minnesota, declines ta be a candidate for renominatien to that office, but intimates a willingness to go to Congress in stead, as the successor of Bill King. DEATH ON THE DEEP. Steamer Crushed by Icebergs—Fifty Lives Lost. steamship Vicksbnrg, with the loss of fifty lives. Capt Cooper, of tho steamer Gcrmanio, which arrived at New York recently, niukes tho following statement: "Juno 5, latituilo lb:d4 north, longitude 47:58 west, wo discovered a ship's boat, with sails set, on the port bow. I made immediately for her, and she proved to bo boat No. 1 of the ill-fated steamer Vicksbnrg, of Liverpool, belonging to the Dominion lino, and commanded by Capt. Bennett. There were live men in her, in a very exhausted state. Their feet and legs were very much swollen, so much so that tlioir boots had to. bo cut from their feet." James Crowley.onc of the rescued men, says: "Tho Vicksburg left Quebec on Thursday morning, May 27, with a ship's crew of GO men, all told, mid eight saloon passengers. At 9:30 p. m. on Monday, all hands were called to shorten sail. The ship was stopped among heavy ice. and headed to the south, when we pro ceeded at full speed to get clear of the ice. At 12 o'clock, at full speed.we struck the ice. The engines were immediately re versed. The ship strnck heavily aft on tlio port quarter, carrying away the fans of the propeller, and a hole was knocked through tho plates on that quarter, through which the ship made a great deal of water. The Captain gave orders to launch the boats, with their respective crews, and told them to mind that tho distance from St. Johns was 120 miles northwest. Tho ship sank about 10 o'clock, Uoating boat No. 2 from her davits with the chief officer and about thirty people in her. She got clour and pulled to the windward. After tho ship went down, we saw the Captain and some other person floating on a bale of hay, amoDg the wreckage. We tried all we could to pick them up, but owing to the boat being half full of water and the ice about, were not able to do so." Other interviews with survivors are published, and from these it seems that those of the crew and passengers who uscapeu in mo ooats- abandoned tho ves sel and tu use on board to their fate in maimer which is somewhat discreditable. JlllLrft uite cle1M,7 The steamer was ncd only p the trims- portntioa of freight; otherwise the loss of life would have been much heavier. OHIO NEWS. a The Hillsboro crusaders, who have had a long suit for damages on hand, havo been assessed by the last jury only $5 ; but tho costs amount to $1,600. Miss Maggie Boyd has been appointed to a position in tho faculty of tho Wes leyan Female College of Cincinnati. Sho is the first lady graduate of Ohio University. Hon. Bellami Stoker, ex-Judge of the Superior Court, a member of Con gress about 1821, and widely known throughout the country, died last Tues day at Cincinnati, aged 89. Kev. A. W. Dean, who, for some years has been laboring in the Christian Church at Randolph, has removed to Sinitkliold, Jefferson county, to labor half the time for the denomination there and half at Unionport. A writ of error has been granted by the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of Eguer, one of the perpetrators of what is commonly known as " tho Cincinnati tan-yard cremation case," and who was under sentence of execution July 1-4. By the explosion of the boiler of an engine on the Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland railroad last week, the en gineer, Thomas Larkin, was killed, fire man Lees mortally wounded, and John Baunehon, who was riding on the engine to Tiffin, was severely injured. At Cleveland, on Friday, J. B. Mc Laughlin, a lawyer, was fined $25 for, contempt of court by Judge Young", of the Police Court. Tuesday McLaughlin, meeting Judge Young on the street, as saulted and knocked him down. Mc Laughlin was arrested, and put under bail to await trial. Ohio postal affairs : Established Bundysburgh, Geauga county, Edwin P. Baird. Postmasters Appointed Buckland, Auglaize county, William T. Blackburn ; Fenton, Wood county, Wes ley Shauer ; Friendship, Scioto county, W. H. Williams; McCleary, Noble county, P. C. McGovern; Montville, Geauga county, Henry Whitney; Nova, Ash land county, George Miller. At Dayton, last week, Jacob Suebard was arrested, after he hod confessed to murdering a man in front of William Glenn & Son's grocery, corner of Walnut and Columbia streets, Cincinnati, in 1856. The name of the man was not given. A reward of $1,000 was offered at the time for the arrest of the murderer, and now, after' the lapse -of nineteen years, he was identified by a friend of the murdered man, and, being drunk, confessed his guilt. During a game of base ball at Colum bus, on Tuesday, on old shed just out sido tho grounds, on which about 100 -men and boys wore seated, gavo way, falling with a terrible crash, bury iner the entire party in the debris. Most of the party were more or less scratched and bruised, but eight persons are se verely injured. Charles urou, William Lawrcnco and John Williams all had arms broken and severe bruises, and sev eral persons were severely injured inter nally. At Columbus, on Tuesday evening, throe convicts at the penitentiary at tempted to escape by opening the inner gate by tho pse of a long polo with a nail driven in the end. Just after opening the gate they were seen by two of the guards, who fired their guns at them. Wm. Newman, colored, a lifetime man, was ehot in the side of the head ; John Wilson, whose real name is John H. Daw son, a five year man from Hamilton county, was shot in the head. John Wel- don, the leader of the gang, was consid erably injured by a stone thrown by a prisoner in charge of the gates. At the meeting in Cleveland, last week, of the Ohio State Sportsmen's Associa tion, the name was changed to that of the Ohio State Association for tho Pro tection of Game and Fish. The consti tution was changed so that no shooting tournament, where pigeons or other birds are used, can bo held or permitted under tho auspices of tho association. The following officers were elected for tho ensuing year: President, Thomas A. Logan, of Cincinnati; First Vice Presi dent, C. O. Brigham, of Toledo; Second Vico President, CoL D. W. Thomas, of Akron ; Recording Secretary, E. C. Smith, of Bedford; Corresponding Sec retary, W. B. Wiitbank,-of Toledo; Treasurer, H. H. Brown, of Cleveland. A resolution was adopted instructing the Treasurer to have the game laws of the State printed in proper form for distri bution, and that they be posted in con spicuous places throughout the country. Ohio patents : saw-handles, Alex. C. Martin, Hamilton ; vehicle seat locks, Daniel Argerbright, Troy ; car coup lings, L. D. Evans, Newark ; whip sockets, Jacob J. Markcl, Nankin ; railroad signals, Festus C. Bolton and Michel Bdams, Cleve laud ; nut locks, Horace L. Healon, Lilly Chapel; temporary binders, E. Bucll,' Columbus ; measuring devices for knit ting machines, James Polk Boisiuger, Ashland; combined driers and bake ovens, John Zimmerman, Mansfield ; crank wheels, Lewis Miller, Akron magazine stoves, William W: Baldwin, Cleveland ; printers' lead and rule cut ters, Judson A. Stanton, Cleveland; bed-bottoms, Pulaski C. Hard, Wads worth; apparatus for steaming grain, Michael H, Steele, Cleveland j stove pipe shelves, M, Bennett, Dayton; names, John O. Ebcrhard, Akron ! spring bed bottom, Alva V. Brown, Tcxm rolls for reducing old rails, John I'. Edwards, Cleveland, and Am bier J. Sogers, Jackson, Mich, Heroic Women. A cotemporary, speaking of heroic women, says, as a ride, that bravery and heroism do not accompany beauty, and instances Joan of Arc, who was not handsome, thongh a true heroine; the Maid of Snrogossa was also a very plain person; also naming other instances in corroboration of the idea. The rule is not an infolliblo one, certainly, and no doubt by a little research one might easily support the opposite proposition. Without time upon our hands to r.iko over the musty records of tho past, ono striking instance of beauty and heroism combined occurs to us, relating to the lovely Mulamo du Freuoy, a French lady of great personal beauty, and who becamo famous for her extraordinary and gallant conduct on more than one occasion. Sho was remarkable for the delicacy of her beauty, and its refined and touching character, yet she could bo bold when the occasion required bold as a lioness. Madame du Frenoy was once onboard of a polucre in the Mediterranean, bound for Genoa. It was during the wild days of Algerino pirates in those waters, and a corsair attacked the vessel. The rover ranging alongside by means of his strongly-manned sweeps, poured a broadside into the polacre, then cast ing his grapnels, prepared to carry the vessel by boarding, tho piratical captain leading his men and cutting down all before him. The crew of the polacre made a stout resistance, because they know that to yield was simply to be mur dered a half hour plater, but being bo largely outnumbered they began to be disheartened, many of them lying dead and bleeding upon the deck. It was a very unequal contest a peaceful crew defending themselves against an organ ized band of corsairs, and the polacre's men were about to submit to the enemy when the tide of battle was suddenly changed. Madame du Frenoy rushed out of the cabin with a pistol in her hand and shot the leader of the pirates dead; then seizing a cutlass from a dying sailor, she cut with a vigorous arm right and left among the corsairs, giving terrible wounds in their faces and upon their heads. She. seemed endowed with su perhuman strength, and paused in amazement, actually dazed by her won drous beauty and her deeds. The crew of tho polacre rallied at the sight, and drove the invaders from their deck, ihe pirates thought that a Saint had come to the protection of the polacre, and so made a hasty retreat. i'or tins brave and gallant conduct the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta sent, as a present, a costly brace let of rubies to Madame du Frenoy, and she was received with acclamations by the people of Genoa. A Free and Easy Watering Place. Berek is on the French coast, a short distance from Boulogne. The fish women set the fashion, and the wealthi est visitors easily follow it. A single thin garment, . falling from the neck to little below the knee, and a pair of gay-ly-worked slippers, constitute the entire costume at Berek. Stockings are un known, or, at least, if any lady appears with stockings she is recognized as new-comer. It may requiro twenty-four hours for her prudery to wear off ; at the end of that time she will appear in as scanty a dress as the rest. Abont half of them, indeed, dispense even with tho slippers, and ono Bees groups play ing eroimct, tne gentlemen clad in snowy linen and wearing red or blue caps, and tho ladies in hats and short, bright-colored skirts, but neither en cumbered by shoes or stockings. Often times, however, the wind blows the dry sand lor miles over the beach, and to prevent this from getting into tho eyes, glasses or spectacles with wire-gauze frames are worn, which on young and fair faces have a droll effect. One would think also that the same sand would sting the lily-white ankles and calves which are so freely exposed, but if so the enect is not severe onougn to induce their owners to don the stockings. Baltimore Gazette. Only a Basket of Flowers. a young gent. with educated mustache and patronizing smile, entered an up-bound cor on OL Charles avenue, and having deposited his fore with the bps of his gloved rin gers, took a seat and drew imaginary maps of Africa on a shining pair of boots with a delicate molocca cone. The only other occupant of the car, excepting tne Jehu, our informant, was a modest young lady, who sat next to tho lion. Soon a flower boy entered the car and proffered his wares for Bale. The self satisfiod young man gallantly directed the boy to present tlic bosket to tne young lady with his compliments, with instruc tions to help licrsoli as slio pleased. The yonntr lady slowly and deliberately pro ceeded to relieve the flowor boy of his entire burden, which so pleased the young man that he smiled a most ap proving smile, and promptly paid down tho whole amount to the boy. When the lady saw that the boy had been paid, sho slowly proceeded to pile the flowers together, after which, with an expression of scorn that added immeasurable to her loveliness, sho threw the whole of them out into the street Tableau ! New Orleans Picayune. Culling Flowers. Never cut flowors during intense sun shine, nor keep them exposed to the sun or wind. Do not collect them in large bundles, or tie them together, as this hastens their decay. Do not pull them, bnt cnt them cleanly off tho plant with sharp knife not with scissors. When taken indoors, place them in the shade and reduce them to the required length of stalk with a sharp knife, by which tho tube, through which they draw up water, is not torn aud mutilated, and the water is permitted to ascend freely ; whereas, if the stems are bruised or lacerated, the pores are closed up. Use pure water set them in, or pure white sand in state of saturation, sticking the ends the stakes into it, but not in a crowded manner. If in water alone, it ought be changed daily, and a thin slice should be cut off tho ends of the stalks at every change of water. Boxing the Ears. Tho drum of ear is as thin as thin paper, and stretched like a curtain between the outside and that within s and thus, hav ing to support it, and being extremely delicate, a slap with the hand on tho side of the face, made with the forco which sudden and violent anger gives it, has multitudes 'of cases ruptured this deli cate membrano, resulting iu the affliction of deafness for life. As the richt hand is almost always used, it is the left which is stricken j this aids in account in foi' tho fnot that the left ear is more frequently affected with deafness than I tho right. BRET HARTE'S IMPROVED AESOP. For Intelligent Modern Children. I. FOX AND THE GRAPES. A thirsty fox one day, in passing through a vineyard, noticed that the grapes were hanging in clusters from vines which were trained from such a height as to be out of his reach. "Ah," said the fox, with a supercil ious smifb, " I've heard of this before. In tho twelfth century an ordinary fox of average culture would have wasted his strength and energy in the vain at tempt to reach yonder sour grapes. Thanks to my knowledge of vine cul ture, however, I at once observe that tho great height and 'extent of tho vine, the drain upon tho sap through tho increased number of tendrils and leaves must, of necessity, impoverish the grape, and ronder it unworthy the consideration of an intelligent animal. Not any for me, thank you." With these words, he coughed slightly and withdrew. Moral: This fable teaches us that an intelligent discretion and some botanical knowledge are of the greatest importance in grape culture. n. the fox ant) the stork. A fox one day invited a stork to din ner, bnt provided for the entertainment only the first course soup. This being in a shallow dish, of course the fox lapped up readily, but the stork, by means of his long bill, was unablo to gam a mouthful. "You do not seem fond of soup," said the fox, concealing a smile in bis napkin. "Now, it is one of my greatest weak nesses. You certainly seem to project your self outside of a large quantity, said the stork, risinc with some dignity. and examining his watch with great empressment ; " but I have an appoint ment at 8 o'clock which I had forgot ten. I must ask to be excused. Au revoir. By the way, dine with me to morrow. The fox absented, arrived at the ap pointed time, but found, as he fully expected, nothing on the table but single long-necked bottle, containing olives, which the stork was completely extracting by the aid oi his long bill. Why, you do not seem to eat any- hing," said the stork, with great naviete, when he nad nmaned tne bottle. No," said the fox, significantly, am waiting for the second course." What is that V. asked tho stork blandly. htork stuned witn olives, shrieked the fox, in a very pronounced manner, and immediately dispatched him. Moral True hospitality obliges the host to sacrifice himself for his guests. m. THE WOLF ABO THE LAMB. A wolf, one day drinking from a run ning stream, observed a lamb also drink ing from the same stream, at some dis tance from him. "I have yet to learn," said the wolf, addressing the lamb with dignified sev erity, " what right you have to muddy the stream from which X am drink ing. Your premises are incorrect, re plied the lamb, with bland politeness, " for if you will take the trouble to ex amine tho current critically, you will observe that it flows from vou to me, and that any disturbance of sediment hero would be, so for as you are con cerned, entirely local. " I'ossibiy you are right, returned the wolf, " but if I am not mistaken, you are the person who. two years ago, used some influence against mo at the primaries. impossible, replied tho iamb; "two years ago I was not born." Ah! well, added the won, com posedly, "I am wrong again. But it must convince every intelligent person who has listened to this conversation that I am " altogether insane, and con sequently not responsible for my ac tions. With this remark he at once dis patched the lamb, and was triumphantly acquitted. Moral: This fable teaches us how erroneous may be the popular impres sion in regard to the distribution of alluvium and the formation of river deltas. Against Trains. a to a of to the air Oliver Wendell Holmes writes: " Our landlady's daughter is a young lady of some pretensions to gentility. She wears her bonnet well back upon her head, which is known to all to be a mark of high breeding. She wears her trains very long, as the great ladies do in uurope, To bo sure their dresses are so made only to sweep the tapestried floors of chateaus and palaces ; as those odious aristocrats of the other side do not go dragging through tho mud in silks and satins, but, forsooth, must ride in coaches when they are in full dress. It is true that. considering various habits of the Ameri can people, also the little accidents which the best kept sidewalks are liable to, lady who lias swept a mile of them is not exactly in such a condition that ono would care to be her neighbor.' But confound the nioko-believe women we havo turned loose in our streets 1 Where do they come from! Not out of Boston parlors, I trust. Why there isn't a beast or a bird that would drag its tail through the dirt in tho way these creatures do their dresses. Because a queen or a duchess wears long robes on great occa sions, a maid of all work or a factory girl thinks sho must make herself a nuisance bv trailinir about with her pah I that'i wliat I call getting vulgarity into your bones and marrow. Making believe what you are not is the essence of vul garity. Show over dirt is the one attri bute of vulgar people. H any man can walk behind one of these women and see what she rakes up as she goes, and not feel squeamish, he has got a touch stom ach. I wouldn't let one of 'em into my room without serving them as David served Gaul at the cave in the wilderness cut off his skirts, sir, cut off his skirts. Don't tell me that a true lady ever sacrifices the duty of keeping all about her sweet and clean to the wish of making a vulgar show. I won't believe it of a lady. There are some things that no fashion has a right to touch, and cleanliness is one of those things. If woman wishes to show that her husband or father has got money which she wants and means to spend, but doesn't know how, let her buy a yard or two of silk and pin it to her dress when she goes out to walk, but let her unpin it before she goes into the house." in ear Chevksb Maxims. 1, Let every one sweep the snow from his own door, and not busy himself about the frost on his neighbor's tiles, 2. Great wealth comes by destiny) moderate wealth by indus try. 3, The ripest fruit will not fall into your month, i. The pleasure of doing good U the only one that does not wear out. S, Dig a well before vou are thirsty, 6. Water does not remain in the moun tain, nor vengeance m Breat minds. Ibt aton grmcftat. RATES OF ADVERTISING. Space. 1 w. I lw. Jl m. 3 m.tt m. 9 m. 11 m. 1 inch 1 od!m oo:3 oo U oo'm on 8 oo'jio 00 linehrs .. 9 01) 3 00 4 00 0 00 10 On 1J 00 IS 00 linchM... 3 50 S 50 4 60 9 O0ll 50 IS 00 18 00 4 inches . . . 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In one who pressed his snlt, I roiscel Courage anil manly pride ; And how could I Uiink of such a one As a leader and a guide ? And then there came a worshipper, With such undounting trust. That wicn he knelt he seemed not worth Upraiung from the dust. . The next wa never In the wronr. Was not to smooth nor rough ; So fauluess aud so good was he, That that was fault enough. But one, the last of aU who came. I know not how to paiut ; No angel do I seem to him He scarcely calls me saint ! He bath snch sins and weaknesses . As mortal man befall ; He hath a thousand faults, and yet I tore nun with them ah. He never asked me yea nor nay. Nor knelt to me one hour ; Bat be took my heart and holds my heart With a lover's tender power. And I bow, as needs I must, and say. In proud humility. Love's might is right, and I yield at last To manhood's royalty. Wit and Humor. Hostile furniture Armed Mcsio by handle A street organ. Will music bars need a license ? " A sweet chapter Jennysis. Wats that are dark TJnlighted streets. Who is tho greatest terrifier? Echo answers fire. Samson pulled down a house by bug ging a couple-of pillars, but . he knew that in the pillars was the place to find all the down he wanted. A dying miser in New York said to his weeping family : My mends, what troubles me most is that I am forced to give back my soul to God." It is the sagacious remark of a keen observer that you can generally tell a newly married couple at the dinner table by the indignation of the groom when a fly alights on the bride's butter. He held the old shirt up by the neck before discarding it forever, but he wasn't mourning for the garment He only saidthnsly: " I wish I had all the drinks again that have gone through that old . neckband I" The old man is pretty 'well along in his dotage when he plants eggs, sets a hen on early potatoes, - and poxes nve hundred cabbage plants, declaring all the time that he is just as full of vigor as he ever was. Perkins, the American, who married Queen Isabella's niece, has been im prisoned and ordered to pay a large sum on account of a failure to pay his board bills. Another warning to infatuated American sovereigns who marry beneath their rank. It was 12 o'clock at night when Mr. Berger, of Macon, Ga., disoovored a col ored parson m his stablo untying a horse, and tbe preacher only observed, "Jess what I said oil the time, Mas tab Berger, vour boss is- bay, sure enuff, and dat spute between me an Brudder Jackson . is settled." The champion misqnoter of the world is on the East Brady (Pa.) Independent. He attributes President Lincoln's lost words, " with malice toward none, with charity to all," to the Bible. Thus you may see what comes of letting boys go fishing on Sunday instead of going to Sunday-school. The literary critic of the Chicago mter Ocean eloquently remarks, "As we read this work we can almost hear tho whirr and ping of the thundering cannon." Un doubtedly the young gentleman got his military education on the Home Guard. " Whirr and ping of the thundering can non " is very good for a thundering ass. Cincinnati Times. Jrx Tatnob, of Terre Haute, had been telling his wife for three years that he was going to lick one Ike Bascom, and one afternoon when Jim went home look ing as though he had been run through a tannery, she observed : " You licked him a pile, didn't you, you old blow hard ?" and Jim went out and crawled into the haymow to think. A mother's heart naturally swells with pride at the evidence of budding am bition in her boy as he returns from the circus and tolls her enthusiastically that he's changed his mind and guesses he won't bo a minister. But when he comes to say his prayers that night and begins in this style Now I lay me down to sleep I pray to have a horse to keep, Bhe quietly curls him over her knee and takes some of the ambition out of him. Couldn't Be Bluffed. A couplo of horsemen coming into the city tbe other day from the interior, overtook an old man and his wife seated in the bottom of a mulo-cart. Fooling in high spirits, ono of the men called out: "Hello, uncle, how much will yon take for your wife, cash down?" "Oh, I dunno," he slowly replied. "Well, name your price." "How mucii'll ye give?" he asked. "Ten dollars." "Take her!" The horseman didn't know what to say, and was gathering up the reins, when the old woman jumped to the ground and exclaimed: "Pass over the ducats, mister 1 I like the old man, and he likes me, but we 'or a family which can't be blnffed by no man on horse dock I The "bluffers" got out of the scrape Vicksburg Herald. Saxon's the Thing. a We are not attracted." says the Ar cadian, " to patronizo a barber because he styles himself 'tonsorial artist,' nnd his place of work a 'hair dressing Btudio; but wo rather bear him a giudgo for trying to impose on us with such vile rhetoric, and congratulate ourselves as we cross to the opposite side of the street, that verbal flourishes upon the whole are less dangerous than nourishes with a razor. But it is not to be doubted that there are some people who think mere highly of themselves because they get their beards cut in a Btudio by an artist; and it is to this shoddy element that the 'tousorial artist,' the 'fine art tailors,' and the other nondescript hum bugs of the period appeal. Their cus tomers aro the people who Jive in 'resi dences,' worship the golden calf in tab ernacles,' do their shopping in 'empori ums,' cool their win la refrigerators,' aud 'extend' Invitatic-M, forsooth, as If Invitations were things to be held out at the end of a pair of tongs I"