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Simple announcement jf marriafaa- and daatha,
aid chorea and beneTOtent aoetetr aoticaa aaaattea
frae. any additions o obituary aottoaa will b
charged a oenta per line.
Favor must be handad la aa early at Toeaday
BBOrrjizur to injure huernon tha aarna week.
Communication troon subjects of sesenlorlo.
cat Interest an uUcited. .
" It is slid that nine-tenths of the per
sons -who engaged in what is called busi
ness in this country fail. ,,'..
A hiecb of President Tin Buren, 79
yearn of age, is a public character, liLe
her uncle. - She is an inmate of the
Hudson county, N. J., ahns-house.-,.'
Ejulb db Gibabdin. the eminent
French statesman, denies the right of a
community of an individual to punish
crimp; and urges that it be treated as a
disease. '. i "V ' " . ;
-' Da.; Graham, -of Louisville, is 91
years of age, but he goes about oh horse
back, hunting np curiosities for the mu
seum, as spry and blythe as he was sixty
or seventy years ago. ; ". . " ;
Commodore Febbi's flag-ship, the
Lawrencd, sunk in Erie, Pa., harbor 62
yearn ago, has been raise!, and the bot
tom found to "be in a good state of pre
servation. She is to be exhibited at the
Centennial. " -
Zjqs. out for bogus $5 bills on. the
National Bank f PaxtorV TO.,' and
Traders'- National :Bank ,of Chicago.
Large amounts of counterfeits on these
banks have been manufactured, and are
now in circulation. - .
TTkzkktah Leabd, of Augusta, Me.,
lately deceased, was the' fattest 'man in
the State. His - coffin was 30 'inches
broad, 20 inches deep, and 74 inches
ong." These figures are from the under
taker, and may be relied on. . .
, There is a little rebellion' among the
school-boys of New Orleans. All of the
senior class of one. of the high schools
have dropped their books and slates and
refuse to attend because a negro has
been appointed professor of mathematics
in the school. T.-'" -
Jsssk Pokebot, the Massachusetts
criminal monstrosity, owes his life thus
far to a dead lock.-; Gov. . Gaston urges
commutation, but the council refuses to
commute, and the Governor refuses to
sign the death warrant. - Bo Jesse can
neither be hanged nor let off till they get
anew administration. ..'
John Morrissey has been sick nigh tm
to death with an ugly attack of cholera
morbus. The doctors gavehim hypoder
mic injections of morphine, and brought
him safely - through. Morrissey . found
time, between gripes, to make a will, in
which he devised half a million dollars to
his wife and son. ,,
. Si L. Gordoh, a prominent politician
of Minnesota, and nicknamed by oppo
nents as " Thundering- Gordon," recent
ly had a shooting affray with one of his
tenants at . Moutioello, Minn., named
Tom Desmond, whose rent was overdue.
Four shots were fired by each party, and
Desmond was hit twice, probably fatally.
Gordon was unhurt, and surrendered
himself to the authorities.' ! ' '
This is bad very bad. A Decatur
(Ala.) dispatch, giving an account of the
arrest of a gang of counterfeiters in that
part of the country, says : " One of
the number, named B. B. Bowers, was
foreman of the last grand jury of Green
county, Steward of 0x3 Methodist Epis-
. copal Church, and Superintendent of a
Sabbath school. When arrested. Bowers
had on his person $100 in counterfeit
. 50-cent fractional currency, and $300 in
counterfeit $5 and $20 legal-tenders.
Bowers, socially andfinancially, is promi
nent, and he gave a bond for (20,000.
' A Chicago journal recommends rifle-
' shooting as " an exercise which tends to
the best development of the muscular
" system." '. How a man can get " muson
lar development " out of any feature of
rifle-practice, unless it be in the walk to
. and from the range, is something, for
the life of us, we cannot comprehend.
- And if it is the pedestrian exercise that
produces the "muscular development,"
we don't see why a fellow cannot obtain
that just as well empty handed as by
loading himself down with a heavy gun.
. Or, if one must needs carry ballast, why
ot shoulder a fence-rail or a railroad
tie f " Muscular development " in rifle
practice . .Fudge. As well talk of mus
cular development In shooting marbles,
playing chess, or swinging on the gate
- and talking love to silly girls. -. -.
A ridiculous affair of honor recently
came off at St Louis between two law
yers, J. EL Mincke and G. D. Grismore,
the former being the challenger. Der
ringer pistols were - selected - as the
weapons, and twenty paces the distance.
Arriving at the ground, the principals
were ordered to strip for the fray. Gris
more obeyed with "alacrity. With
Mincke the case was different. He had
nis coat buttoned np to his chin, and in-
. sisted on fighting in that trim that ho
was chilly, and if he exposed his body t
: the air he would 'become more so, and
thereby unsteady his aim- The seconds,
however, were inexorable, and proceeded
v to assist him in peeling off his superflu
ous togs. Upon unbuttoning the coat of
Lhe bloodthirsty duelist, what was their
astonishment to find buttoned beneath
. its folds a piece 'of oak plank 18 by 12
. inches and an inch thick, two old rubber
shoes and a beaver vest carefully folded
into four thicknesses. "" Mincke ao
knowledged that he had padded his body
- to protect himself from his antagonist's
bullets, but said he would still fight
the distance , was lengthened. Theseo-
.' onds demurred. Mincke threw down his
pistol, declaring that 20 paces was mur
derously close, and demanding that it be
' extended to 50 paces. The demand was
acceded to, and the duelists posted
paces distant from each other. Mincke
again declined to fight, but his second
declared it would be cowardly not to pro
ceed, and he then consented, though a
little bourbon was necessary to " brace
him up." Finally shots were exchanged
and the fight ended. It subsequently
transpired that the derringers were load
ed with salt in lieuof balls a" precon
certed trick of the seconds.
A iaborkr named Lawrence Boyle,
engaged in digging a vault at Ironton,
left his son, 12 years old, in the vault
while he' went to get a drink of water,
and on his return found that tho vault
had caved in, burying the boy. He was
taken out an hour, after dead.
Thbxb men working in some small
ammonia wotks at Cincinnati became
asphyxiated one day last week, and be-'
fore they could be recovered . one of
them, Frank Lainke, was so prostrated
as to make all efforts to revive him fruit
less. '
Fbid Tjokg, a barkeeper in Jim Bag-
table's saloon, at Lima, was shot last
week by Charles Kerr, of Toledo. The
trouble originated about the payment of
a game of billiards, and Long struck
Kerr, knocking him down. ' Kerr there
upon drew his revolver and shot Long
in the bowels. He died of his injuries
soon afterward, leaving a family. . . Kerr
was arrested.
Ctbus Metteb was arrested at -his
home' near Ashland, last Friday, at the
instance of W. F. Keber, of Marion
county, for cattle stealing from Robert
Carris, of Crawford county. At the pre
liminary hearing . before Justice Cald
well a clear jjasa was made.. He was
lodged in jail in default of $5,000 baiL
Metier is worth $20,000, all of which he
has accumulated in the past few years,
saved and made by cattle stealing. All
cattle stolen in the past year are charged
to him. -
Hbhbt Stephah, of Cincinnati, killed
himself the other day because he could
not masticate his food. He had had his
old snags of teeth extracted and a set of
false ones put in his mouth. Finding it
impossible to masticate good, substan
tial grub with tlwm, he said, " Well, if
I can't eat I might as well die." Suit
ing the action .to the .word, he took a
teaspoonful of arsenic and died after the
most intense suffering of several hours'
duration. ,
Postmasters have recently been ap
pointed at the following places in this
State : Evansport, Defiance county,
Robert B. Cameron ; Haunsburgh, Tus
carawas county Miss Peggy Jane Sands ;
Kilbourne, Delaware county, George W.
Hippie ; Lucas, Richland county, Henry
Shafer ; Martinsville, Clinton county,
George R. Moon ; Mount Eaton, Wayne
county, Frederick Ruch ; Omar, Seneca
county, George M. Motcalf ; West Elk-
ton, Preble county, Frank L. Raikes ;
Woodworth, Mahoning county, William
A. Brown. .. - :
Mb. A. J. Case, of Hartford, Conn.,
died " by Bnicide at the Gibson House,
Cincinnati, last -Saturday. He had been
suffering with disease of the eyes, and
his sight was seriously threatened. He
had been drinking heavily, too, and had
threatened to kill himself. Two or three
hours before his death he went oat and
got an extra dose . of chloral, which lie
took, and which caused his death. He
was traveling at $5,000 per year for the
shoe-house of Hunt, Holbrook & Bar-
ten, Hartford. He leaves a wife and
four children in that city.
It is the fashion at Cincinnati to have
a big fire every Sunday morning. The
latest reported destroyed - the tobacco
works of Barber & Stout, in a fiverstory
stone-front, 84 Main street. Freiberg &
Workman, next south, with 4,000 barrels
of whisky, were in great danger. The
building was on fire, but was saved. The
storehouse of Galway & Semple, next
north, was full of stoves in all the five
stories. : The; joists of the Barber &
Stout , building were anchored into the
Galway & Semple building, and in fall
ing tore out a big hole n the wall, and
cracked it so that it leaned badly, and
was in danger of falling with its immense
of stoves. Another danger ex
pected was that Freiberg 4 Workman's
building, on tho. south, would be fallen
against and brought down with all its
whisky. The total loss to all parties
will be about $95,000; insurance, $55,000.
Cincinnati went to considerable ex
pense in hiring a professional base-ball
club and fitting up grounds whereon the
pet club was expected to wax anything
that came along. After several encoun
ters with professional teams, in whf3li
they were badly trounced, they met an
amateur nine the Stars, of Covington,
Ky. with no better success. This was
too much for proud Cincinnati, and their
wails of anguish and despair are pitiful
to hear. The Enquirer breaks forth in
this strain : ;
" Oh, ye gods ! that ever CincinDAti's base
ball people should have lived to see yesterday's
ignominoias defeat of the Beds by the CoviDg
ton Stare on those nice, glorious, magnificent,
spick-span new gro rinds. Bat it is done, and
done fairly and well, and nothing is left as bat
to gnaw a file and await for another torn of the
wheel of fortnne ! Hillcreek is beoome.a valley
of hamfliation! Let Cyras, the Keck of all tha
Fenians, take the Beds to his slink factory and
steam the red socks from their legs, and the
flesh from their bones, and pile their bones in
the air for the son to bleach, that their backera
may gaze on them and feel better. Let the
plow-ebare torn farrows in the new grounds,
and let them be sowed in turnips. Plant
gourd on first base to mark the grave of Gould,
the departed first, but now last, baseman
the coon try. ' Let crows sit on the fence and
caw, and boys climb the trees to look over the
fence no more forever, for shame hath fallen
nj, and our joy hath crossed the river
dwell among the heathens that lire in dark
ness and Covington. O, agony! O, Gould!
O, sugar, and all the ether mean things, why
The East.
The great Boston dry goods house of Jordan,
Marsh & Co., has been partially destroyed by
fire. The loss is estimated at 4200,000.
The engineer, fireman, and two hrakemen of
a coal train on the Lehigh Valley railroad were
killed by the explosion of a locomotive at Stony
Crock, Pa., a few days ago.
The famous case of TUton vs. Beecher was
called in the City Court of Brooklyn last week,
bat was, by consent of counsel, pat over ontQ
the next term of the court. Tilton's libel suit
against the Brooklyn Eagle also went over un
til the next term, by consent.
In the case of Westervelt, who has for some
time been on trial at Philadelphia under an in
dictment for complicity in the Charley Boss
abduction affair, has been found guilty on three
counts of the indictment. But the trial has
failed to reveal the fate or whereabouts of the
lost boy. '
The epizootic has broken out again in New
fork. It is estimated that at least 10,000
horses are at present sick with it in that city.
The experiment of publishing a daily relig
ions newspaper in Now York has failed, and the
Daily Wihieu, which was started with this
object several years ago, annonnoes its own
demise. . . - . , -
. The cattle disease has broken out in Massa
cbnsctts and Rhode Island, and a number of
animals are rapidly dying off.
Viee-PreBident Wilson's name having been
mentioned in connection with the Governor
ship of Massachusetts, he addressed a letter to
a Boston paper stating that, although he would
esteem it as a great oompliment, his sense of
doty to the country would not permit him to
accept it even if tendered by the unanimous
voice of the State Convention.
'. The platform of the Massachusetts Democ
racy rejoices in the recroval of the " odious
prohibitory law." -.
Drake & Colby, one of the largest produce
commission firms in the city of New York has
succumbed to the general depression of trade,
and made an assignment for the benefit of
At Piedmont, K. H., one night last week, a
man named Dotting was awakened by a tramp,
who, with a cocked pistol, demanded his money.
Cotting directed the tramp to a bureau contain
ing 9700. The tramp laid down his pistol to
search, when Cotting seized the pistol and shot
the tramp dead.
The West.
The deadly kerosene lamp has piled np five
more victims in Otoe county, Neb. At a farm
house oat there, the other evening, a Mrs.
Black was carrying a small child np stairs with
a lamp in her hand, when she was ran into by
a boy corning rapidly down. The lamp was
knocked from her grasp and exploded, setting
fire to everything combustible. The husband
seized his wife and threw her in a pool of
water, and in striving to rescue the remainder
of the family, was badly burned and crippled
for life. The mother and two-children died
before morning. -
Stilson Hntchins has sold the controlling in
terest in the St, Louis IHtpatch to W. B. Alli
son, for twenty-fire years the editor of the
Steubenville (O.) Herald. The price paid was
40,000. ' ' '.
Terrible storms ' have lately prevailed
throughout New Mexico. The town of Las
Croces was destroyed by the bursting of a
Jesse Jamea. is living quietly in St. Louis,
among friends, and denies that be was killed
at Piue Hill Ky. It has been ascertained that
the name of tho dead robber of the Huntington
bank was Thompson McDaniels, a Western
Missouri desperado, whose brother Bill was
shot while endeavoring to break jail at Kansas
City a few months ago, whero he was held for
complicity in the robbery of the Kansas Pacific
train at Hnncie last December.
The Kansas City Time has a special from
Great Bend, Kan., saying that CoL Wheeler
a wealthy cattle-dealer who was recently re
ported killed by cattle thieves in the Indian
Territory, has returned to Great Bend, having
captured five of the thieves and recovered 200
The story of a terrible crime comes from
Williamson, county, 111. A bitter feud has for
a long time existed between two colored fami
lies living near Carbondale. One night last
week one of these negroes effected an entrance
into the house of the other, and proceeded to
murder every human being in the cabin, slay
ing the man, his wife, a child of 6 years, and
an old woman, who chanced to be staying there
that night , .
The Secretary of the Treasury gives notice
that the interest on the bonds specified below
will be paid at the Treasury on and after the
17th of December next, on which day they cease
to draw interest. Of the act of Jane 30, 1861:
Coupon bonds, $50, No. 2,501 to 3,300, both in
clusive; $100, No. 7,001 to 10,300, both inclu
sive; $500, No. 10,100 to 15,300, leth inclusive;
tl,000. No. 49,801 to 50,700, both inclusive.
It hks been ascertained that the government
is paying between. $3,000,000 and $4,000,000
annually for pensions to fraudulent claimants.
Halloek and Brown, the Treasury thieves,
have been finally committed for trial in default
of $40,000 bail each.
Washington dispatches state that there will
be no sort of compromise with the whisky ring
and that the illicit distillers will be prosecuted
with the utmost rigor.
A strong influence has been brought to bear
upon Attorney-General Pierrepont to induce
him to forego the prosecution of young Fisher
who is aocused of stealing the papers of the
police courts so as to protect his rascally
friends. Bat to these appeals Mr. Pierrepunt
has made answer that the law must take its
course ; that Fisher most be punished not
withstanding the respectability of his family
ODnnections. ,
The South.
The Navy Department at Washington has re
ceived the following dispatch from the navy
yard at Pensacola, Florida: "The yellow fever
is epidemic at Howell's Statun, on Pensacola
bay, 25 miles above the navy yard. The peo
ple have neither food, medicine nor attendance.
They are crying-, in the name of God, for
Later reports from Galveston, Texas, fully
confirm the intelligence previously received
to the destructivencss of the storm that re
cently swept over that city. The gale raged
with unparalleled fury for over forty-eight
hoars, and the waters of the golf, which rolled
in waves mountain high, were swept over the
island, inundating the entire city to a depth
from one to three feet. In tho entire rear east
and west ends of the city the water rose to
suflicient depth to float large wooden edifices,
many of which are very valuable. The resi
dence portion of the city was most affected.
From Tremont street, where this section be
gins, and for a distance of at least one mile and
a half west, every garden and every foundation
was destroyed. Domiciles wfre scattered pro
miscuously in Ui center of thoroughfares,
many of them being jammed together. Further
to the west, in the neighborhood of Oleander
Park, where there are many stylish residences,
the water is reported to have reached a depth
of from six to nine feet A similar story is
told of the eastern end of the island, which
extends from Center street at least one mile
and a half In the business section of the city.
Large stocks of goods were kept on the
ground floors, and hence the damage most be
enormous. It is estimated that the earnings
of an entire year will be exhausted in repair.
ing the damages. Vegetation has been ut
terly destroyed. Upward of 150 braidings
were swept away, more than 40 lives lost, and
about 30 vessels driven ashore into the heart of
the city.
Little Bock, Ark,, was visited last week by a
destructive conflagration, which destroyed an
entire block of buildings and the Anthony
House. The loss on the hotel is $30,000 ; so
Perfect peace is reported to reign In the
lately-reported disorderly portion i of. .' Mis
sissippi. The people of Richmond, Vs., turned out fcn
matte, the other day, to witness the reception
of Foley's statute of Stonewall Jackson, pre
sented to Virginia by.a couple of Englishmen.
Advices from Texas place the number of
lives lost by the recent terrible flood at 100.
The total loss of property will fall short of $4,
000,000. A party of Mexicans, who were en
gaged in robbing the dead bodies washed out
on the plain near Indianola the scoundrels
chopping the fingers, hands nd ears from the
men and women to obtain their jewelry were
caught by the Americans, and five of their
number killed. Christian's Point was also en
tirely swept away by the late storm." The
United States revenue cutter lying at Valisco
capsized, and was carried to sea, having as
supposed, been abandoned by the crew.
Portions of Canada were visited by a twelve-
inch snow-storm on the 14th of September. ; r '
A few months ago there w atari insurrection
against the government of Hayti led by one
Cannote, which - was promptly suppressed.
Cannote and a few of his followers fled for life
through the streets of Port-au-Prince, and
took refuge iu the building occupied by the
American Minister. A mob threatened to born
the building, in their fierce anxiety to get at
Cannote and bis men. The Haytien govern-.
ment protected the Legation, but have subse
quently demanded the refugees, and the Ameri
can' Minister has refused to give them up.
knowing they would be butchered upon the
instant. The American government has now
sent a man-of-war to protect our Minister.
The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the Uni
ted States held its annual session at Indianap
olis last week, ' - " -
The New York Liberal itepuoncans. in their
Convention at Albany decided not to place a
ticket in the field, bat contented themselves
with the adoption of a platform and the recom
mendation that their followers throughout the
State exercise each his own choice as to the
candidates already in nomination by the Re
publicans and Democrats. '.
The steamer Tigress, which picked op the
survivors of the Polaris, is reported to be a to
tal wreck on Entry Island, near Halifax, N. 8.
The Democrats of New York held their State
Convention at Syracuse, Sept. 17. The follow
ing ticket was nominated : John Bigelow, by
acclamation, for Secretary of State ; Lucius
Robinson, for Comptroller ; Charles 8. Fair-
child, for Attorney-General ; diaries N. Boss,
for State Treasurer ; John D. Van Boren, for
State Engineer ; Christopher H. Wolrath, for
Canal Cornmissioner ; Rodney B. Crowley, for
State Prison Inspector. The platform pro
nounces against a farther increaso of the cur
rency, and in favor of steady steps toward
specie payments.
The Nebraska Democratic Convention was
held at Fremont on the 17th of September.
E. A. Thomas was nominated for Judge of the
Supreme Court. The platform declares "in
favor of a sound currency, coin or its equiva
lent, as essential to stability in business, and a
restoration of prosperity ; steps toward specie
payments, and no step backward.''
In the Alabama Constitutional Convention,-
at Montgomery, last week, the following sec
tion of the new Bill of Bights was unanimous
ly adopted : " The people of this State accept
as a final and established fact that from the
Federal Union there can be no secession of
any State."
Edward C. Tobey has been appointed Post
master at Boston in place of Burt, removed.
Fall returns of the vote of California for
Governor give Irwin, Dem., 61,525 ; Phelps,
Ben., 30,922 ; Bidwell, Ind., 29,630.
Returns have been received of the Maine
election from all the towns in the State except
31, which last year gave Dingley, Dem., 77 ma
jority. The vote stands : Connor, Rep., 67,852 ;
Roberts, Dem., 53,077. Connor's majority,
4,775. The Senate stands 19 Republicans and
11 Democrats ; House, 85 Republicans, 63 Dem
ocrats and 2 Independents.
The New York Liberals have determined that
it would be inadvisable to nominate a State
ticket at the coming election, though they re
affirmed their principles of 1872, and resolved
to maintain their organization.
J. Morrison Harris is the Republican candi
date for Governor in Maryland. The platform
adopted by the convention favors an economi
cal administration of the government, and a
speedy resumption of specie payments, and op
poses farther increase of the currency. - -
The Democratic State Convention of Massa
chusetts met at Worcester and renominated
Gov. Gaston, with Gen. W. F. Bartlett for
Lieutenant-Governor ; Geo. H. Monroe, Secre
tary of State ; Treasurer, Weston Howland; Attorney-General,
George F. Verry, and for Audi
tor, John E. Fitzgerald. The platform favors a
speedy return to specie payments, and opposes
any increase of the currency.
Hon. J. Russell Jones, late Minister to Bel
gium, has been appointed Collector of Cus
toms at Chicago, vice N. B. Judd, resigned.
A Borne dispatch announces the death of
Cardinal GrasselUni, in the 90th year of his
Spanish advices state that the families of
some of his most influential partisans are endeavoring
to induce Don Carlos to conclude
The Emperor of Germany will shortly pay
visit to the Emperor of Italy. Bismarck will
accompany him.
Mr. James Cairo, whom the London Tuna
considers high authority, estimates that Great
Britain will have to export 88,000,000 bushels
wheat this year.
There is great excitement in England over
the investigation of the recent collision be
tween the royal steam yacht Alberta and tho
sailing yacht Mistletoe The Queen was
the former when the latter was sunk, with the
loss of at least two lives. The testimony laid
before the jury seems to show that the disaster
was caused by a violation of maritime rules
the part of the Alberta. The jury disagreed,
bat eleven of its thirteen members voted for
verdict of manslaughter.
Gen. Dorregaray has been promoted to the
position of Commander-in-Chief of the Uarlist
armies in Spain, Heretofore Don Carlos has
reserved that distinction to himself, but his
followers are getting into pretty close quarters,
and he is constrained from motives of personal
safety to give the bono to his most gallant
General. -
A dispatch from St Thomas, W. L, says :
" An expedition wa successfully landed in
Ccba by the Uragnay, late the Octavia. At
the same time, Gen. Aguilera landed from
Jamaica. The Octavia landed two batteries,
1,500 stand of arms, and 600,000 cartridges.
A party of 40 men and officers bad the muni
tions in charge, and were received by the Cu
ban forces.' x'
The Russian Gen. Kauffman has occupied
Khokand, and all is peace there now, the
Khan having accepted all the terms pro
posed. -
. John Vanoe, member of Parliament for Ar
magh, is dead.
A slight speck of war is threatened among
the fisheries of Newfoundland, between the
English and French cruisers protecting, their
various interests there. The officers of the
latter are said to have assumed a very over
bearing manner. -
Beballs, the Carlist General, and his son
have taken refuge in France. The only Gen
eral of consequence who adheres to the cause
of the Pretender in Spain is Dorregaray,
and when he goes the Carlist rebellion is
ended. - V f
The Spanish government several years since
guaranteed -certain payments to the clergy,
but of late they have been allowed to lapse, and
on the Papal Nuncio demanding a fulfillment
of the agreement the other day he was remind
ed that circumstauoes had changed so that it
was at present impossible to comply with his
demands. ' . , t .-.
The London Timet' Madrid correspondent
says the new Spanish Ministry belongs to the
Union or Liberal party founded by O'Donnell
from the best elements of the new Conserva
tive party and the Liberal party. They oome
into the Cabinet with clean hands, and a repu
tation for talent and integrity. The same au
thority says Senor Castelar has of late modified
many of his advanced ideas, and that ha and
fcia -adherents will become powerful supporters
6f a Liberal monarchy. --'- ' '
K. treaty of peace has been signed between
the government of the United States of Colum
bia and the rebellious coast States.
The Town of Indianola, Texas Almost Entirely
Swept Away by the Recent Flood—
Swept Away by the Recent Flood— One Hundred and Fifty Lives Lost.
Further particulars of the great cyclone
along the Texas coast have been re
ceived. The devastation is widespread.
extending all along the Texas coast,-
The destruction of property is immense,
and loss of life appalling. In- addition
to the ruin wrought at Galveston, the
town of Indianola has been almost com
pletely swept away, and several small
towns entirely obliterated. The follow
ing has been received from Indianola :
Wednesday 15th, wind from the east
ward veering to north. On ihursaay
morning became more steady, increasing
to a gale. The water was waist-deep.
Every man, woman and child was seek
ing a place of safety. It blew fearfully ;
the situation was awful. The screams of
women and children could be heard in
every direction. The water was six feet
deep in the streets. ADout o clock
Friday morning tho wind veered to the
northwest The waves then became
chopped ; houses were washed away or
tumbled to pieces. The wind toward
morning began to lull a little. The
water was getting lower until the wind
veered north ; then came up hope, until
daylight began to break, and then did
we behold the awful destruction around.
Broad daylight revealed a scene that
was terrible to behold. The town could
not be reoognized as the Indianola of
the- day previous. Ruin, total ruin
everywhere. Death and destruction all
around us; houses crushed to the ground,
otheis swayed roand, leaning over. The
wind was now dying down, and the
water disappearing from places in the
streets. Those that could sailed out to
learn the news. Bodies of men, women
and children were found in all directions,
Women were found, and men also, who
had floated off on doors, or anything
they could get hold of, miles away
.some beneath their roofs carried away
long distances. The number of
human beings drowned will never
be known, as there were a large
number of strangers in town. " We esti
mate the nnmUer of lives lost at 150. A
number of persons were out .on rafts for
hours, but iu many cases were saved.
William Taylor, on trial for the Sutton
murder, was lekout of jail to prevent his
being drowned, and made his escape,
All the churches in the town are swept
away; so is the Masonic lodge.- The
Court-House is safe. The Victoria people,
hearing of it, nobly sent assistance at
once. Out of the entire force of pilots
only one at Indianola is alive. Manager
Sanborn, of . the Western Union lei-
csrraph Company, is reported safe. The
office is entirely destroyed.
The town of Saluria is entirely washed
away. The telegraph lines are pros
trated for miles. -
Every house at San Barnardino was
washed away. Ail but five of the people
reached the steamer and were saved.
Near Bed Fish Point, the government
dredge boats were injured. Three ships
chained to the dredge boats sunk. -At
Morgan s Point two dredge boats and
two tug-boats are ashore. Dispatch
steamer Laura was sunk. Not a house
is left standing in Buffalo Bayou. The
water was ten feet above the ordinary
The town of Matagorda was swept
away. Only two houses remain stand
intr. The town of Cedar Lake was washed
away, and all the people lost
Information received from East Bay
states that the suflering among the peo
ple is terrible. Out of twenty-eight hu
man beings, five are known to be alive.
The destitution is very great in the
devastated districts, and aid is being rap
idly extended to the sufferers.
A Youthful Elopement.
A little girl whose parents live in New
York aty, and are visiting tho 4ev. Mr.
Kelly, of Monticello, N. Y., recently be
came homesick, and asked ntue frank,
Mr. Kelly's son, to take her home. The
little pair were aged 8 and 9 respectively.
The manly little fellow assented to his
cousin's proposition, and packing their
clothing in a satchel they started' down
the Monticello railroad on foot for New
York. To avoid attention they started
m their every-day clothes and changed
their attire after getting a short way out
of town. Their joint capital for the
journey was fifteen cents. Together
they trudged - hopefully and bravely
along until the afternoon train overtook
them at .Hart wood, they having walked
nine miles oi uie xud to .New xorK.
Conductor Milbank, by questioning,
iound out the nature of their enterprise,
and took them on his train. On reach
ing Port Jervis ho telegraphed to the
Key. Mr. Kelly to quiet apprehensions
at that nd of the line. The venture
some couple were returned to Monticello
the same evening. iVett- XQrk mm.
A Shocking Tragedy at a Young People's
Party in Detroit.
Shortly before 11 o'clock last night a
terrible tragedy was enacted at the resi
dence of Mr. Nelson S. Whipple, No.
367 Lafayette street A select party had
been given in honor of his daughter's
birthday, and all the rooms of his hand
some residence had been thrown open
to receive the young lads and misses
who came as invited guests. The festiv
ities of the evening were at their height
The young people were engaged in vari
ous pastimes, some playing on the piano,
while merry dancers beat the time upon
the floor, others chatting gayly in groups,
running up and down -the stairs,-or
strolling about on the walk in front of
the house. Suddenly the loud report of
gun and piercing shrieks were heard
proceed from the bedroom at the
head of the stairs, which had been thrown
open as a cloak-room, and a cloud of
blue smoke floated through "the hall.
The startled and horrified guests rushed
to the stairway led by Mr. Whipple,
who reached the landing on the second
floor just in time to receive the body of
Miss Frances Amsden, a lovely and esti
mable young girl, seventeen years of age,
who was sinking to the floor in a dying
condition, hei life-blood pouring from
ghastly wound in the head. In a very
few seconds after the report of the
gun she breathed her lost - It appears
that while the others of the party were
amusing themselves below, Miss Amsden,
together with several other young ladies,
had entered the cloak-room at the head
of the stairs. A few minutes afterward
Blanchard Whipple, a young lad about
fifteen years old, came up for a pillow to
be used in a well-known children's game,
and playfully commanded the girls to
run down stairs and play " pillow-"
Miss Amsden in a sportive mood snatched
the pillow from his hands and refused to
give it back.. . Young Blanchard then
brought out a double-barrelled shot-gun
from a clothes-press, and. pointing it at
her in a mock tracrio manner, repeated
his demand that she should give up the
pillow, at the same tune attempting to
snatch it from her. The other girls were
frightened at this and ran out of the
room, which they had scarcely quitted
before the weapon was in some manner
discharged. The spectacle was a terrible
one, and in the brilliantly-lighted house.
crowded with the young girls in then
white dresses, who had the moment bev
fore been so mirthful and joyous, the
presence of death in such a form seemed
doubly solemn. ' The body was taken
home. Her distracted parents were
there waiting to receive it, and their cries
of anguish were most heart-rending.
Thus ended a social party which will re
main an epoch in the lives of all who at
tended it Detroit Tribune.
A Boy 12 Years of Age Hangs Himself.
On Friday last a tragedy occurred on
Middle creek, in Chase county, that
threw the whole neighborhood into a
terrible state of excitement The event
was the suicide by hanging of a boy 12
years of age, O. K. Booth by name, a son
of Mrs. badons by a former marriage.
from the L&ager we learn that on
rriday afternoon the boy was at wm.
Maxwell s playing with Mrs. M a boy
and eating watermelons. At one tame in
the afternoon he asked young Maxwell if
he knew how long it took for a person to
die by hanging. The boy replied ten or
fifteen minutes he supposed. Later in
the afternoon young Booth went into the
stable and a few minutes after young
Maxwell, following in, found one of the
halters with a slip-noose in it hanging
from a rafter. Upon being asked Booth
said he didn t know who put it there.
Young Maxwell unfastened the slip-knot,
but did not stop to take tho rope down,
and shortly alter started after the cows.
Young M. says as he rode away he saw
Booth going to the stable, but supposed
he was going home. As Mr. Maxwell
returned from the field shortly after,
about six o'clock, in passing the stable,
which is built of logs, he saw Booth
through a crevice hanging by the ropo.
Bunning in, he took the boy in his arms,
slipped the noose from around his neck,
and finding his body still warm, made
every effort to restore him, but life was
extinct - :
On examination it was believed that
his neck was broken. When Mr. Max
well found him his feet were touching
the floor, and it was at first believed that
he had held np his feet to cause sure
death, but from the fact that his face
showed no sums of stranirulation. thoueh
pale, it was life-like, with a smile about
the mouth, and from the evidence before
the Coroner's jury it is believed now that
after adjusting the noose he jumped
from a projection in the side of the
stable, instantly breaking his neck by
the fall.
Young Booth had been wild and as
full of pranks as most boys of his age,
and after his death it was remembered
that he had said, at different times, that
he wanted to die suddenly, and after the
death of a littlo child of his acquaint
ance, that he would never suffer as he
He was, mentally, a very bright smart
boy, unusually so. The general belief
now is that he had long meditated and
determined upon suicide. Leavenworth
A Workman's Peril at Miagara.
Yesterday as the workmen were en
gaged in repairing the bridge leading to
Uoat Island, one of their number,
named Patrick Needham, was suspended
from the bridge on a scaffold supported
by ropes, which, swinging to and fro
with every step he took, swayed violently
backward as he stepped to one side and
precipitated him into the river below.
In an incredibly short space of time the
eddy caused by the abutment of the
bridge brought him beneath it, and was
hurrying him on, when, collecting all his
strength, he grasped an overhanging
plank, to which he clung with the
strength of despair. Two of his com
rades instantly sprang forward and en
deavored to drag him oul of the water.
The current was so swift that it seemed
impossible for a time to do so. Need-
ham could hold ont but a moment
longer. By persistent efforts his com
rades at length dragged him out and
placed him upon the bridge. The shock
was so terrible to his nervous system,
the nearness to death so imminent the
escape so wonderful, that he was for
few moments completely overcome.-Niagara
FalU Register.
An Amphibious Bear.
Mr. Albert Campbell, of Weston, Vt
was out fishing a few days since and
noticed a furious pawing in the water in
the shadow of an old tree a few feet
ahead. He seized a. club and ran toward
the spot He jumped upon the log, and
just as he did so the nose of a large black
bear was pushed above the water and
was being rapidly followed by the body.
In a moment he raised his club, and
struck a severe blow across the protrud
ing nose. To lys astonishment the bear
fell over dead without a struggle. ' The
bear was taken ont and found to be a
large one weighing 403 pounds. -; - 3 ;
Baptized by Mistake.
Some of our worthy colored brethren
of the Baptist persuasion had a baptism
down at the creek, last Sunday, and the
ceremony attracted a very large crowd
of people. Mrs. Pitman's colored ser
vant girl was very anxious to be present,
and, as it was not her Sunday out, she
slipped away from the house while the
dinner was cookinr, and went round in
her working clothes. Her interest was
so intense that she stood close to the
minister, who was in the water while the
ceremony proceeded. After six or seven
had been dipped, the clergyman, tilled
with enthusiasm, seized her, and pulled
her into the water. She resisted, but
the minister imagined that she was
merely afraid of the coldness of the
water, so before she ooold explain the
situation he soused her. She came np
sputtering, and exclaimed : . . . , :
" What you dour I Lemme go, l tell
in. . , .. , .....
y2'.. . . .. . .. v . '.
- iJut ne exerted nis sirengui, ana sent
her "kerchuck" below the surface again.
She emerged, clawing the air wildly and
shouting: - - ; -.
ti'way from here I Don't you chuck
me under agin, you nigger 1" . "
But the clergyman was inexorable, and
he plunged her under a third time, and
held her there for a minute, so as to let
soak in and do her good. Then she
came up and struck for the shore, and
standing there, looking like a draggled
mermaid cut in ebony, she shook her fist
at the astonished pastor, and shrieked:
"Oh, I'll fix you I 1 bost the head
often you, you or'nary trash t Sousin'
me in dat dare creek and nearly drownd
ed me,' when you knowed well enough
all de time. I se a Methodist, and bin
chrissened by dem dat s yer betters, and
1 knows more about religion dan ail de
Baptisses dot ever shouted, you mis'able
black scum 1 and me got the rhenmatiz
enough to set me crazy I Oh, 1 11 see
what de law kin 'do for you t I'll have
you 'rested dis very day, or my name's
not Johanna Johnson, y on woolly-headed
herrinl You hear me?" ' -
Then Johanna went home to redress,
and the ceremony proceeded. Miss
Johnson is now persuaded that the Bap
tists are iot any better than pagans.
Terre Haute Gazette. .... Ka- '
The World of London.
The metropolis of the British Empire,
the lararest city the world ever saw.
covers, within fifteen miles radius of
Charinar Cross, nearly 700 square miles.
and numbers within these boundaries
4,000,000 of inhabitants. It comprises
(MXI.IMX) foreumers from every retnon
of the globe. It contains more Jews
than the whole of Palestine, more Bonutn
Catholics than Borne itself, more Irish
than Dublin,, more ilcotchmen than
Edinburgh. The port of London has
every day on its waters 1,000 ships and
9,UU0 sailors. . upward 01 lzu persons
are added to the population daily, or
40,000 yearly, a birth taking place every
five minutes, and a death every eight
minutes. On an average twenty-eight
miles of streets are opened and 9,000
houses built every year. In its postal
districts there is a. yearly delivery of
238.000.000 of letters. On the police
register there are the names of 120,000.
habitual criminals, increasing by many
thousands every year. More than one
third of all the crime of the country is
committed in London, or at least brought
to light there. There are as many beer
shops and gin palaces as would, if their
fronts were placed side by side, reach
from Charing Cross to Portsmouth, a
distance of seventy-three miles, and
38,000 drunkards are annually brought
before its magistrates. The snops open
on Sundays would ' form streets sixty
miles long. It is estimated that there
are above 1,000,000 of the people
who are practically heathen, wholly
neglecting the ordinances of religion.
At least 900 additional churches and
chapels would be required for the wants
of the people. Leisure Sours. ' .
The World of London. Pomeroy No. 2.
California presents a mate for Jessie
Pomeroy in the person of Little Harry
Eogers,aged ten years. Harry has been rec
ognized as a fiend ever since hewaseight
years old, having developed at that early
period of his existence a passion for tor
turing chickens by cutting them with
pieces of glass regardless oi me wounds
he inflicted on himself by the operation.
He next began to develop a propensity
for biting and pinching children of ten
derer years than himself, and in conse
quence thereof was expelled from tne
different schools in rapid succession.
His latest feat, and the one which attracted
the attention of the courts to his case,
was inhumanly cutting and torturing the
child of a man with whom he had been
placed to board. When discovered the
victim was found with bis right ear
severed and nineteen distinct wounds
upon his person. Harry was sent home
snrl flno-nfllixAfl hi Tflfcnrri Viv aettino fire
to the window-curtains and nearly de
stroying the house. He is described
presenting no pecunanues oi appeunauw
and especially as lacking that full under
jaw supposed to indicate a bloodthirsty
disposition. Without waiting for him to
murder anybody the authorities have
committed this youthful phenomenon to
the Industrial School, and propose that
any psychological study of his case shall
be conducted without jeopardy to tne
lives and limbs of juvenile Camoniians.
A New Eldorado.
A dispatch from Washington says:
People some years ago smiled at the idea
of paying $7,000,000 for Alaska, upon
the ground that the possession was value
less. .From recent reports to tne xreas-
ury Department, from the Collector
Sitka, it appears that the possession
promises to be a very valuable one that
is, if the recent reports are verified.
The most important of the reports for
warded by the Collector is the one made
by a practical miner, who has been ex
ploring A1"- He reports that he baa
found a very rich silver-mining district
one of the richest in the world in natural
indications. His report is very ample
in its details, and gives a most glowmg
description of the untold wealth of this
newly discovered region.
The discovery of these mines' involves
also an international question, as since
then some British Canadians have come
in and squatted upon the territory, claim
ing that if lies within the British do
minion. The Collector of the port
Sitka is decidedly of the opinion that the
mines lie in American soiL This latter
point has been submitted to the State
Department for investigation. If the
mines are as rich as represented,
doubt there will be a struggle over their
possession, as at present British tmbjects
urive litem m ineir pQeewnuu,
' Tbry drlre borne the cowa from the pasture,
Up through the lona, ebady lane,
Wnere the quail wnletieloud in too wheat field
That ia yellow with rippling grain.
Tay and. in the thick waving graaeea,'
Where the ecarlet-l ipped atr-aw berry grows
They gather the earliest anowdropa.
And the firat crimson buds of the rose.
They toes the hay in the meadow, ' ' 1
They gather the elder-blaom white;
They find where the ausky wrspee purple
. In the soft-tinted October light.
They know where the apples bang ripest,
And are aweeter tbaa Itaiy'a winea - -
Tney know where the fruit hanga the thickest
On the long, thaw blackberry vinos. .
They gather Ihe delicate aeawoede,
And build ttny castiea of aand :
They pick np the beautiful acaheus
- fairy barka that have drifted to land, i
They wave from the taU, rocking tree-tope.
Where the oriole hammock neMt ewinga.
And at nighttime are folded in slumber
By a aong that a fond mother sings. . r
Those who tofl bravely are elroageat ;
The humble and p r become great;
And from those brown-handed children .
Shall grow mighty ruler of state. ' . -The
pen of the author and statesman,
- The noble and wise of the land, ' i
The aword and chisel and palette " -
Shall be held in the tittle brown hand.
Wit and Humor.
A kbotjIiAK knock-down of. talent A
hammer-turo performance. ....
Neveb despise a poor man. .1 Bemem-
ber, we were all children in alms once.
Yor'u. find it true. : The greatest re
publican has seldom any objection to a
sovereignl . s- .,1.-1 . .
A ciit-MTXAN at Pittsfleld, Mass., has
declined to marry a couple because the
groom couldn't repeat the Lord's prayer. -
. ci HANDKrniCrrrfF flirtion,M tebe suo
oeflBfnl, must hove -a fool on either side
of the street to make tha motions.--Ctori
Pretzel.: si ., . - J . r ; . a -
Hz fondly hoped it would have been a :
boy, but it wasn't, and ever since then -he's
been wringing his hands and mur
murmg, ' A lasB, a lass."
" Oua common mother s unfortunate
fruit speculation, is -the latest way of
referring to .that misfortune which com
pels us to work for a living. ... :. y -
"I ikih't want ' your paper, any
longer," wrote a subscriber to an editor,
"f 0 which the editor replied, " I wouldn't
make it any longer if you did. ,.: . I
. Oub preachers,' who are fond of speak
ing out of churches, could not do a bet
ter . thing . than to preach- on base-ball
grounds on Sunday afternoon, -Carl'
WAiiiujiO horse-races have come into
usage at Western fairs. It is urged in
favor of such contests that horses able to
walk four or five miles -an hour' are of
more value to farmers for farm work -than'
those that can trot a mile in
two-twenty. It's true, too. HV.- yj
Yesterday afternoon when a resident
of Woodward avenue saw a lawn-mower
at the gate of an acquaintance who hasn't
six spears of grass around his house,and
who doesn't own the house anyway, he '.
inquired in a tone of surprise : " Why,
what do you want of a lawn-mower I"
" Well, I don't exactly need it," was ,
the reply, " bnt the children can haul
it around, and the man offered to trust :
me for it.' Detroit Free Fress. -
A Vkbmokt maiden fell from a crag
while plucking a wild flower on the
British side ef Niagara in 1847. A stand
for the sale of refreshments was imme
diately arranged near the spot with a
n'onrvT.1 with this inscription !
On, wrrmin ! most beautemi of the hmnan race, -
ue careiui wnen you van uue uhjhwwi. ywi
For here Miss Martha Bigg agd tweMtj-thlt
Was launched into eternity :
And if ah had not lost her life;, .t
She would hare made a Tirtuoua wife. r - . -
Teds Peoria Transcript has this titbit:
Yesterday one of the compositors in
the Transcript news-room 'shot off his
mouth in a remark that strucic ns as Do
ing worthy of preservation. He was
looking out of one of the front windows .
and saw a very tan woman ciaa in one o
the most ultra of . the present style of
E nil-back dresses passing by. 'Oh, Dick,'
e exclaimed to a companion, ' look at
that woman ; wouldn't a double-barreled
shot-gun make her a nice pair of -drawers?'.
Dick thought it would."
A WOHA5 who could not speak above a
whisper, owing to a bronchial affection,
stood by her gate on Tenth street yester
day and crooked her finger at a boy
about 12 years old who was devouring a
melon on the grocery half a block away.
He paid no attention to her, and she
slid up, seized turn by the collar, and
planted her loot wnere sue Deuevea u
would do the most srood. " Thunder 1"
exclaimed the surprised and astonished
boy, " I thought you d lost your voice i"
bo 1 nave, whispered tne mower,
bnt when I crook my fineer you'll
travel or I'll make you think a bridge hit
you." Detroit Free Press.
The New Bell for Independence Hall.
, Meneely & Kimberly, of this city, who -are
making a bell of 13,000 pounds for
the tower of old Independence Hall, in
Philadelphia, have, upon application to
Gen. Hagner, and upon indorsement of
the War Department, received permia
sion to select several cannon from those
now in store at theWatervliet Arsenal, to
be cast in the bell. . The selection will
be of .cannon which did service in the
Union and rebel armies during the late
civil war.- It is the purpose of the donor
of the bell (Henry Sybert, of Philadel
phia), and of the authorities of that city
to have the bell in position in Independ
ence Hall tower, July 4, 1876. It will
thus have both It national and centennial
significance that of a country grown in
a century from a Union of thirteen
States to thirty-eight, and a population
mcKased from 4.000.000 to 40.000,000.
The object of the"" special cannon used in
the casting of this bell will be to carry
out the idea of peace, in the blending of
north and Boutn, ana quite in aeeyuig
with one of the Bible inscriptions which
will be cast upon the bell "Glory to
God in the highest, and on earth -peace,
good will toward men." Iroy Times.
An experienced New York dentist cal
culates that it win take the people of
this, country about three generations to
get rid entirely of the teeth and swmaens
they have left - His theory is that we
do not eat coarse loodenongn inmiancv,
youth, or age, to supply the bone-mak
ing ma terrain or assist the anrnrnunnng
processes, and that it has become a sim
ple question of oatmeal and coarse bread
or no teeth and dyspepsia, with all the
ills and immoralities attendant- upon -them.
-The majority of people will pre
fer the no teeth and dyspepsia. "
Hkbb Kbppp, the famous cannon
founder of Germany, ia to exhibit one,
if not more, of bis breech-loaders at
the Centennial Exhibition, He has just
aatonif hed the British government by a
ppaitiye refusal to sell one of bis great
guns to England, It looked as if Herr
Krupp fancied bis breech-loaders might
be imitated at Woolwich. '

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