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i .. . ..--. EATON, OniO, . at L. G. G OULD. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTIONS In Advaaca - - - - . tIBU Job Plnmxa of all descriptione famished to order, and guaranteed to prore satisfactory as to quality. FRESH TOPICS. Sknatob Fhklinghtjyskn is in favor of giving the ballot to women. Sam Cabey delivered eighty-eight speeches in Ohio daring the late cam paign. The Chicago hotel registers showed 3,312 arrivals in that city in one day, re cently. Sisglb-lbadbd editorials will hereafter afford free and sufficient vent to the Ohio editorial mind. ' The President of the French Bepublic manages to eke ont an existence on a pitiful salary of $120,000, with $78,000 thrown in for household expenses and other little incidentals. "Pity the sor rows of a poor old man." A 'curious mistake in the area of Cali fornia has just been corrected. It has always been given as 188,981 miles, as if it had been actually surveyed, but the coast survey makes it only 156,720 mflea. Eut BtQl it is the largest State next to Texas. Seckbtaet Bbisxow and Supervising Architect Potter have finally concluded to proceed with the work on the Chicago Custom-House, and instructions have ac cordingly been given to Superintendent Hannaford, in charge of the building, to resume operations. The acquittal of Siney, one of the lead ers of the striking miners, at Clearfield, Pa. , upon precisely the same evidence that ' convicted Parks, who was jointly indicted with him, is one of those characteristic freaks of ' which only an American jury could be guilty. As a contemporary sar castically observes, " the jury system ought to be preserved and guarded sacredly, as affording curious studies of intellect and oddity superior to those of fered by asylums for the hopelessly insane." "- . Ah interesting wrestling match took place recently in Hancock, Ga., between two old friends aged, each, about 80 years, and named, respectively, Hancock and Dennis. Fifty years before, to a day, they had a regular fight, in which Dennis had been the victor. Bemem bering his defeat, Hancock proposed to wipe out the disgrace of it by a friendly wrestle, feeling confident that this time he would come off victorious ; but he " was sadly disap'pointed'rfor he was soon tadly whipped by Dennis. There are not, probably, two other old gentlemen of like strength and sprightliness in Georgia. If the municipal government of Chi cago is the foul and corrupt thing the local papers represent it to be, that city has certainly fallen upon evil times, and the people who own the property and foot the tax-bills are entitled to the genuine sympathy of the outside world. The Tribune calls the city government the "Devil-Fi8hofChicago," likens it to Victor Hugo's horrible creation of that name, and appeals piteously to the honest citizens to free themselves from its crushing folds by the same method employed by Galliatt in ridding himself of the monster of the deep by first slashing off the tentacles and arms of the horrid thing and then nipping off its 'head. ' The mystery surrounding the fate of little Cliarlev Boss is not vet solved, al- ' .1 l- i v: i-r-l uiuugn, uiitr u. raiuiuijj iau., noia- vclt is convicted of conspiracy with "Moeher and Douglass in kidnapping and concealing the child. For fifteen months the whole country has been familiar with the details of the abduction of this child, and every kindly heart has beat in sympathy with the bereaved parents. And the whole community feels righteous indignation against every one who has any connection with the base and cruel transaction. It is generally believed, notwithstanding his own sweeping denial, that Westervelt knows far more than lie has revealed about the fate of little Charley a belief that causes many to wish that he could be compelled to confess to the uttermost. Thb balance-sheet showing the re ceipts and expenditure" of the Postoffice Department, for the last fiscal year, is published. The gross receipts from all onroes, including $850,000 drawn from the Treasury and paid ont in subsidies, were $2,7561,602.68 and the total expen ditures $33,611,309.45, leaving a de ficiency of $6,049,806.77. The receipts exceed those for the year ending June 30, 1874, by $2,964,934, or by more than twelve per cent. The expenditures ex ceed those of the previous year by $1, 561,501, or by only about four and eight-tenths per cent. The deficiency $1,480,040 less than during the previous year, the decrease in the deficiency be ing more than nineteen and seven-tenths per cent. Immigration for the past year has only brought us 227,000 new citizens, taking no account of the number who have gone home. This is less than half the annual arrival, two years ago. The countries from which we receive rank in the fol lowing order : Germany, 47,769 ; En gland, 40,130 ; Ireland, 37,957 ; Canada, 25,000"; China, 16,437 ; France, 8,331; Russia, 7,982. Ireland is the only coun try which sends us more females than males, and the importation of improper women- from China would seem to have greatly subsided, if we are to suppose that the number of women of that is properly reported at 382. The comers from Russia are probably the Ilennonites, and 150 are credited Joeland. Of those who bays an ooonpa- 1 L. G. GOULD. Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of ocal arid General News. " Terins, $1.50 per Annum, in Advance. VOL. Vffl.--NO.48. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1875. WHOLE NUMBER 443 5 SfflS'ff iC'S tion, 2,426 belong to the professions, ancl 33,800 to the skilled occupations. There are 500 musicians, that being (he mont numerous profession, 90 Jesuits and Si Sisters of Charity and Mercy. OHIO NEWS. J. T. Hubs, cashier of the First Na tional Bank of Tiffin, committed suicide last week by shooting himself through the heart. Much excitement prevails at Tiffin over the suspension of the First Na tional Bank. It is raid the closing of the doors is only temporary, pending an examination of its condition. At the Highland county fair grounds, near Greenfield, last week, the seats around the race-track fell, precipitating fully 1,000 people to the ground, severely injuring a large number of men, women and children. The little daughter of a man named Casey, a fireman on the Toledo road, aged 6 years, was burned death at Deshler last Thursday. Sho was play ing about a fire in the yard, when her clothes took fire, burning her in a fright ful manner. AiiOis Hebdbebo, Baxthel Spitzenber- ger, David Crail and Anna Crail were arrested at Cincinnati, last week, charged with passing counterfeits on the First National Bank of Aurora, HL Only about $100 in counterfeit money was found in their possession. W. C. Dunn, a convict sent from Hamilton county in February last for eight years for burglary, escaped from the Penitentiary at Columbus one day last week. Dunn was working on the outside wall, and, at quitting-time, man aged to secure a suit of workmen s clothes, and passed out with the other workmen. He has a fine record as a bank robber. - THE LEGISLATURE. Members of the General Assembly of Ohio, Elected Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1875. We are indebted to the Cincinnati Commercial for the following list of Senators and Representatives chosen at the recent election : SENATORS. District. Republican. Democratic. fHenry Kessler. J E. P. Ransom. 1 Joshua A. Bates. I E. F. KUenschmidt. a 3 4 6 A. Spangler. 6 A. L. Brown. 7 L. N. Robinson. P. M. Dechant. Abner Haines. H. V. Krrr. . Dr. CLilson. 9 B. E. Beese. Wn, Miller..--- 10. -...1-... 11 W. C. Wsrnouk... 12 M. R. Burress. 13 W. C Beatty. 14 II. Stanton. 15 16 17) 38f ' 18 19 Elias Ellis. 1. W. Owenu John Aujt. . E. C. Lewis. J. B. Will 20........ SamuelKnox. HI.'.'.'.'..'.'. J. H. Ruaenbrod. I J3 J. B. Johnson. A. a. Haines. . 8. 8. Burrowa. (H. P. Curtis. V-C.8chenck. , Marvin Kent. . "A. M. Burns. J5... .. a)- 30... 31... 33... 33... 'J. H. Hudson. E. T. Stickney. . W. Andrews. Win. Sheridan. ..IT. B. Brown awan.. t j i I J ! Twenty-one Republicans: sixteen Democrats. REPRESENTATIVES. nrj...Clinton I. W. Quraby. is to Counties. Kepubtirttn. Democrats. Adams J. W. Eylar. Allen M. L. Baker. Ashland .... "Benj. Myers. Ashtabuuu. W. P. Howland Athens C. H. Grosvenor. Auglaize. J. H. Mesloh. Belmont. inm, snnay lEn H. Cleaver. Brown. E. Flaugher. Butler.. fJ.K J.K Kemle. Neal. Carroll "Joe. Carnahan. Champaign.... ..T. A. Cowgul. Clark John T. Ogelvie. . Clermont.. Columbiana (E. 8. Houoway, I David Boyoe. Coshocton.. E. L. Lybarger Crawford 8. J.Menacr. fA. i. Hodge. I J. Tehrenbuch... ........ Cuyahoga. M. L. Dempsey tT. Breck. 1 Harry Sortar. Darke.... Defiance . Paulding. 8. A. Hosteller. Asa Toberein. Delaware A. Car Caruthcro. Erie. Fan-Held Fayette Win. MUlikin. Franklin Fulton John Fenton. James Douglass. Abraham Seif ert. (O.L.Convere. John C. Groom. Gallia . A. Stone. Geauga tPeter Hitchcock., Greene .."I. M. Barret. Guernsey Thos. 8. Luccock.. 1j. isurcanaraE... j Peter F. Striker. . I Geo. W.Skaats.. I Gabriel Birr. .. I K. M. White. ., H,muton iw.P.watsee. . 8. W. Bard. ., John E. Naylor.. I Jobnnmstein.. r. uoeDAU Hancock.. ... .... ... ...... Hardin Harrison A. O. Mxon. Henry W.M.MoKinley John Hagley. - A. R. Sh oble, Wm. M. Bowen. M. A. Hoagland. Hignland M. uawson. Hocking Ho'mes. Huron. tE. Bogardus. Jackson. tA. B. Honahan. Jefferson B. G. Bicharda. Knox Abel Hart. Lake... H. C. Tryoa. Lawrence E. Nye. Licking. W. D. 8mith. Logan........ . .Duncan Dow. Lorain J. H. Fsxon. ... ...... Lucas (R.C.Thomps'n "(C. Huberch. Madison J. H. JJeocn. Mahoning Marion.. ........ Medina 8. 8. Perkins. Msigs Alban Daviea. Mercer- Joseph Barclay. J. D. Gutherey. G.W.Badibangh,! Miami tj. C Hilery. Monroe. Jas. Watson. (T. F. Thusher, (G. A. Grove. Montgomery . . . . F-. Schultz. Morgan....... Morrow. Muskingum... ...Chas. 8. Corey. ...T. E. Duncan. ...L. Bambo. ...J. M.DalielL (O.M.Gorman or (H. L. . CogBU. Noble- Ottawa Perry. Pickaway Pike Portage 'Orvule Blake. Preble. . tWm.Saykr. Pufnanu. Richland E. R. P. Baker. C. F. KrinimcL J. W. Washburn. Geo. W. Light. - Boners Harnett. Boss. ....John C. Entreken Sandusky.. ...... "Benj. In man. Sdoto. John F. 8ellard Betteca 3. A. Norton. Shelby....... JamesM. Carson. Stark IB. G. Williams. t"J. Shcrrick. Summit. "O. P. Nichols Trumbull l'T.8.McLain,jr I J. Edwards. Tuscarawas. vim. jounson. Union F. Garwood. Van Wert Vinton Warren "T. M. Wales. Washington. Jss. C. Bliimp. 1A. J. Swains. (Gilbert Smith. l Henry Bobl. Wayne Thos. A. McCoy. Williams Geo. W. Mooney. Wood., U.K. Sage Wyandot..... L. A. brnnner. "Members of the Legislature of 1874-75. Members of some former Legislature. Bepnblicana, s ; Democrats, 45 ; Independent, I NEWS OF THE WEEK. The East. While a number of colored men were re turning from a picnio near Brooklyn, a few days ago, they were attacked by a party of white men. One negro waa killed and one mortally wounded. Seven of those engaged in the assault were arrested. Several commercial suspensions have oc curred in New York daring the past week. Another horrible murder is reported from New England. An old man of 70, named Bo fas Streeter, was found dead in a ditch near Birre, YU, his head beaten to a jelly, his ab domen ripped open, and the body otherwise mutilated. The crime was evidently commit ted fcr the purpose of robbery. A shocking domestic tragedy was enacted last week at Hackettstown, N. J. Jas. Bicker shot and killed his two sons, aged 6 and 10, and shot at his wife, bat ihissed her. He then shot him self in the head. The wound is not serious. Domestic trouble led to the crime. Thomas M. Judd, member of the Massachu setts Legislature from Berkshire county, has been arrested for forging a note for 1,000, on which he secured the money. There was a large reunion of Union and Confederate soldiers at Elizabeth, N. J., last week. Speeches were made by Gens. Kil patrick, Femberton and Pryor. The first building in the country erected ex clusively for the order of the Sovereigns of Industry, was dedicated last week at Spring field, Mass. A national convention of Universalists was in session at Lynn, Mass., last week. The statistics of the Church show a steady increase throughout the country. Butterick & Co., the well-known dealers in fashion-plates, dress patterns, etc., of New York, have failed. On the 10th of December last Jacob Stander man -kiMed Louisa Siedenwald, in New York city, because she refused to marry him. Jacob has just been tried for the crime and sentenced to death. Frederick Hudson, for many years managing editor of the New York Herald, was killed by a railroad accident at Concord, Mass., last week. Hudson was the author of a work called " The History of Journalism,'' and .was one of the ablest journalists in the country. The West. The grand Jury of Winnebago county, I1L, has indicted the two St. Louis editors, Foster and Edwards, who some time ago fought a duel near Bockford. The seconds and surgeons, and Foetgate, the Inter-Ocean reporter, were also indicted. The suno grand jury also found indictments against Patrick Flynn, ex Sheriff of the county, and Franc B. Wilkie, one of the editors of the Chicago Times, for con spiracy and subornation of perjury in obtain ing affidavits to damage the character of Miss Early, the young lady who some time ago recovered a verdict for $25,000 damages for libel against Storey, of the Timet. John T. Huaa, Cashier of the First National Bank of Tiffin, Ohio, having involved the in stitution by embezzlement, ended his life the other day by shooting himself through -the heart with a pistol. The village of Fark Ihdge, a suburb of Cbi ! cago, has narrowly escaped having a second Charley Boss affair. Willie Broughton, aged 10, son of a prominent citizen, was enticed into a secluded spot by a couple of strangers, bound and gagged, and thrown into a carriage in waiting. The men then drove rapidly away. At the neighboring town of Jefferson they . ., . . . ... , . ... , ... stopped to get a drink, leaving the boy under the seat out of sight Whilo they were drink ing he managed to slip the cords from his wrists and make his escape, and reached home safely. The affair created the wildest excitement in the village. Prof. Walter P. Jeuney, chief geologist of the Black Hills exploring expedition, returned to Cheyenne last week, having spent five months in the Hills. The Prof essor reports gold fields extending forty miles north from Harney's Peak, and twenty miles wide, that contain gold in quantities that will pay from 3 to $5 per day to the man. There are bars on numbers of streams, that will pay much more than that. Prof. Jenney corroborates Gen. Custer's report of the Hills, and says that they will support thousands of miners, when the government opens them to settlement. The valleys are all adapted to agriculture, and the hills and canons to stock-raising. The rainfall is plentiful, and timber abundant. Judge Boreman, of Salt Lake, has decided that Brigham Young must immediately pay over to Eliza, his divorced wife, the alimony due her, now amounting to some $10,000. The boiler attached to fc steam threshing machine exploded upon the farm of Mr. Har rington, near Nilee, Mich., one day last week. instantly killing Mr. Hathaway, the owner, and a man named Linden. Two other persons were dangerously wounded. Two horses were blown to atoms, and a barn completely riddled. Two brothers named Conrtwright, who were implicated in the murder of the Sheriff of Portage county, Wis., were taken from the jail at Stevens Point by a party of about forty masked men and hanged, a few nights ago. Both of the victims were old men, aged re spectively 50 and 60 years. Mrs. Bapp, of St. Paul, Mum., for the mur der of Ulrica Lick, has been sentenced to the Penitentiary for life, twelve days of each year to be passed in solitary confinement. Her husband had already received a similar sentence, and her brother will be hung for participation in the same crime. It is reported that Gen. Crook, the great Indian fighter, is preparing for an active win ter campaign against the fractious savages of the Upper Missouri. Chicago elevators contain 822,935 bushels of wheat ; 1,022,521 bushels of corn ; 346,975 bushels of oats ; 99, SCI bushels of rye, and 250,111 bushels of barley, making a grand total of 2,641,936 bushels, against 2,908,997 bushels at this period last year. Gen. Sol. Meredith, one of Indiana's most prominent General's during the late war, died last week, at Richmond, Ind., from cancer of the stomach, caused from injuries received in 1862, at the battle of Gainesville, Ta., where he was crushed beneath a hore. Denver, CoL, is reveling in a first-class sensation. The people of that city were horri fied, a few days ago, at the discovery of the mangled bodies of four persons in the cellar of a building, their throats cut from ear to ear. The bodies were those of an old Italian, his two sons and a nephew, and they had evi dently been murdered some days. The whole matter is involved in deep mystery. The people of 'Williamson county, I1L, show a determination to make murder odious in that locality. A short time ago two assassins were sentenced to long terms in the Penitentiary, and now Marshall Crain, one of the worst out laws in the county, has been sentenced to death for the murder of Wm. Spence. A young German, Fritz Kaiser, committed suicide, in Chicago, the other day, by jumping from the top of the water-works tower, a dis tance of 187 feet. The South. The epizootic prevails aniOBg the horses in many paiti of the South, though iu a mild form. JohnBunge, a former resident of Monmouth, I1L, in a recent affray in Phillips county, Ark., shot and killed three brothers named William son, and was himself mortally wounded. The members of the St. Louis whisky ring who were indicted by the grand jury have nearly all plead guilty. A man named John House and his son were shot and killed by one Griffin in an affray at Franklin, Tenn., last week. A most fiendish murder was perpetrated near Marion, Ark., the other day. Dr. L. Ballard, while riding with a lady, was waylaid by a man named Andrews, who fired one barrel of a shot gun at the doctor, the charge taking effect in his nock and face, and knocking him off his horse. After falling, Ballard asked Andrews to raise him, which he did, into a sitting pos ture, and then, placing the gun near his bead, discharged the other barrel, literally blowing Ballard's bead off. Washington. The President returned to Washington on the morning of the 15th inst, and the first regular Cabinet session for several weeks was held at noon of that day. A singular episode happened at the White House one day last week. An insane colored man visited the Executive Mansion and stated that he had been discharged from the Maryland Penitentiary, where he was unjustly incarcer ated. Ha claimed that President Grant was bin father, and asserted this claim by reason of signs which were given him while in prison. He was arrested and on his person was found a five-barreled revolver, loaded in every barrel. The President has made the following ap pointments : Charles M. Lynch. Collector of Internal Revenue, Nineteenth District of Penn sylvania ; George B. Chamber lain, Supervisor of Internal Bevenue ; Thomas J. Mitchell, Illinois, Agent for Indians of Milk River Agen cy, Montana ; James 8. Hastings, Michigan, Agent for Indians of Bed Cloud Agency, Da kota, vice John J. Saville, resigned ; CoL Ben. IS. Bonner, Marshall of the United States for the Eastern District of Missouri. th. Nevada and Northern teleH Workmen on graph extension have been driven off 1 y In dians of the Umatilla tribe, who tbroatenid to kill them if they continued. The report of the Commission appointed to investigate the affairs of the Red Cloud Agency has been made public. It sustains Prof. Marsh's charges of incompetency against Agent Saville, but exonerates him from impu tations of dishonesty. The Commissioners report that they find no evidence to sustain the charges against the late Secretary Delano and Indian Commissioner Smith. They recom mend that Agent Saville be removed; that J. W. L. Slavens, J. H. Martin, and D. J. Mc Cann be excluded from future centracta with the government ; that E. It. Threlkeld be ex cluded from all future employment as Inspector ; that bids for flour, clothing, and wagon trans portation be received at some suitable point in the West ; that the office of Superintendent of Indian agencies be abolished, and the duties connected therewith be transferred to inspectors ; that the feasibility of dispensing with railroad freight contractors from Mew York to the West be comddored ; that army officers be detailed to inspect Indian supplies ; that the system of keeping accounts be improved ; that Indian agencies be graded with reference to salaries of agents ; that Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies be removed nearer the Missouri river ; that a commission of army officers be ap pointed to consider the propriety of organizing an Indian soldiery for police and similar duties; that a Territorial government be established over the Indian Territory; that suitable persons be appointed to prosecute for all wrongs aga:nst Indians, to defend their rights as far as they may become subject of adjudication before the courts, and that future legislation be shaped with a view to bringing the Indians nnder the same laws which govern all other inhabitants ot the republic Ex-Senator Chandler, of Michigan, has ac cepted the appointment of Secretary of the In terior, made vacant by the resignation of Del ano, and entered upon the duties of the office. It is stated that the recent reduction of 54.-100 of a cent per ponnd in the drawback on refined sugars exported, has completely stopped the exportation of refined sugars from the United States. It is stated that the new Interior Secretary is in favor of turning the Indian Bureau over to the War Department An effort is being made to collect the facts in regard to the medical and sanitary history of Andersonville prison. General. The steamer Pandora has arrived safely in En gland after a year's cruise in the Arctic regions. The adventurous mariners revisited the mourn ful neighborhood where the gallant Franklin and his companions are buried, and found the monuments o( the last explorers unimpaired. They found the1 storehouse built for the benefit of sailors, or castaways of ice-bound vessels, broken into. On entering the building the visitors found the clothing and provisions left there to be in a state of terrible confusion. Everything of a movable nature was scattered about in the most singular manner. At first this seemed to be an act of a human being, but on further investigation the Pandora people were satisfied that the destruction of the stores had been accomplished by polar bears, as traces of these "iinlM were visible in every direction, both inside and outside the building. The Pacific coast has had a marine tidal wave, the water of the ocean rising from one to three hundred feet above the ordinary high-water murk. One of the incidents of this commo tion of nature was an earthquake shock on the coast. It is believed there has been some great upheaval in some locality yet to be heard from. Two notorious abortionists, a Dr. Davis and his wife, have been sentenced to death at To ronto, Canada. The fire-fiend is on the rampage again. In Polish Russia, the town of Widsy has been de vastated by a conflagration, several hundred dwellings being destroyed ; the town of Iqui que, in Peru, has been almost totally wiped ont of existence by a similar visitation ; and the mining town of Fairview, CoL, has Buffered by fire to the amount of $100,000, scarcely a house being left standing. A new mixed Commission is shortly to as semble at Halifax, N. 8., to arrange for a final settlement of the Canadian fisheries question Ex-Secretary MeCulloch has published his plan of resumption. He would have the Secre tary of the Treasury redeem such greenbacks as were offered him in i per cent, gold bonds. The legal-tenders received in exchange for the bonds would be destroyed. Political. Ohio, at the recent election, decided against taxing dogs. Attorney-General Piermpout stated at a Cab inet meeting, the other day, that he was in re ceipt of information, which he deems authen tic, to the effect that both parties in Mississippi have agreed to terms which will prevent fur ther troubles in that State, an 1 a peaceable election is confidently anticipated Foreign. The coast Of England has been visited by an other destructive storm, attended by consider able loss of life and property. A frightful accident recently occurred in an iron mill near London, fifteen workmen being fatally burned by an overflow of molten metal. : A Constantinople dispatch says the following is official: "A force of news 2,000 insurgent has been defeated by the Turks. One hundred and sixty were killed. The rest took refuge in Montenegro. Seventeen villages, hitherto strongly insurgent, have submitted to Turkish authority." Russia has commanded the Polish proprietors in the Provinces of Milua, Grodno, Eoona Minsk, and Yitepek to sell their farms to Rus sian tenantry, the government fixing the price. This completes the impoverishment of the Polish nobility. A serious revolt against Spanish rule.in Porto Rico is threatened. The well-known English poet and lecturer, Gerald Ma33ey, has become insane. Spiritual ism did it. j DonaCarlos has dismissed from his services Gen. Dorregaray, Mendiri, Yelasoo, and Mo grovejo. . It is asserted that in consequence of the Pope's intercession, the Emperor of Germany has remitted one year of Cardinal Ledochowski's term of imprisonment, for resisting the Prus sian ecclesiastical laws, and that a full pardon will probably follow. Twenty-one persona were recently lost by the wreck of a French schooner on the coast of France.. M. Thiers, in a recent speech at a banquet given in his honor, said that the French re- public must be maintained. He did not think the Radicals as black as they are painted, and believed that if they gained power, they would pursue a different course from what their op ponents Buppoee. The European policy of the future, he said, would be peace and non-intervention. An edict has been published in the official journal of the Chinese, the Pekin Gazette, de claring the right of foreigners to travel in the interior of China, and requiring officials to take cognizance of the treat ea. Still another destrnc ive inundation is re ported throughout Lancashire, Warwickshire "elsewhere " England. The Turkish government have declared their willingnees to give the great powers any guaran tee compatible with the nation's dignity for the fulfillment of her financial programme. The Supreme Court of Prussia has heard the appeal of Count Von Arnim, and refused to reverse the verdict of the lower court. The English Foreign Office baa received a telegram from Minister Wade, dated Shanghai, 18th inst., in Trhich it is said that the guaran tees obtained from the Chinese by the British the recent negotiations, include thedispatck ofamiasiontoEnglandbearinganapolog r the Yunnan ontrage, and safe conduct to Bur- mah for the CommissioBers of Inquiry. Preliminary work upon the English channel tunnel has been commenced. a a Experience with a Pickpocket. A contributor of the New York Graph ic tells this story It was in a street car, and I was quite conscious when the deed was done and who had done it. He was a young man, rather a nice-looking young man a blonde with the usual adjuncts, whiskers abundant, mustache long. I carried the money rather carelessly in my vest pocket. It was abstracted as we pressed into the car. What should I do ? I am a quiet man. Naturally I abhor a scene quite as naturally I dislike to be robbed. I kept my eyes upon him. Iceland couldn't be cooler in a snow storm than he was. He rose to leave the car my plan of conduct was decided upon. I touched him on the arm and rose also. My dear fellow," I said, " I thought I knew you. How is your sister ? He stared at me hard. Oh, thank you well, very well, he replied civilly. Well, now, this is really good fortune that I should meet you. I'm Pop Your father must have of me. Beally what a remark- able likeness !" We were now on the opposite B.'s restaurant. " Come in and take dinner witn me, I went on. " The best turtle soup in the city at B.'s. No denial; I won t take it." The fellow seemed a little Btupehed. Having yielded at first, he thonght it best to humor me. We went in. I or- dered dinner recklessly, and kept up a running fire of small wik. waiter brought me the ticket, $DU. 1 searcnea my pockets. Mr. Blonde grew red. " Never mind, my dear fellow, "I said, laughing. " Mrs. Pop forgot to give me my pocket-book. If you've got a five you'll oblige me. My place of business is iiul jut 1 luni utuc iuu Diiuu xv in ten or fifteen minutes. I think he beean to suspect He pro- duced a five, and I paid the bill and dut the change in my pocket. As we went out he made an ineffectual attempt to es- cape, but I held his arm. " You will oblige me, sir," I said, " by allowing me to pay my debt I will only detain you by stopping in this book-store a moment or so, for I prom- ised Mrs. Pop some paper. I carried him in I bought to the amount of $6 or 87. " I beg your pardon," said I, in the softest tones imaginable; "if you have aten'abont von I'll thank von to let me add it to the five. Mechanically he put his hand in his pocket His face , 1 1 , 11 l t.:i T was Hue color 01 a uuueu sjuewt, wlud x daresay mine looked more like a green one. He handed me $10 my ten ! I knew it in a moment Then all the magistrate rose within me. I gave him back$3.75. " Young man," I said, " we are square now, I believe. I might have mode a fuss about it I might, after a week or two, have found a policeman, if not in New York in its sister city. You are probably not new to the business, youDg as von are. Take mv advice : try to be honest It will pay yon rjetier as me end of ninety years. I should hate to see your auburn locks in the Rogue's Gallery. A man of your mustache ought to be above such small business. Spend your $3.75 honestly if you can, and be kind enough not to try your next trip upon this particular traveler." reddened, he frowned, his mus- tache twitched and his whiskers trembled, He opened his lips to speak and shut 'em again. The last I saw of him was a remarkably well-fitting frock-coat turn- the first corner. I'm afraid he will go on turning corners in that way till he gets in that place where " corners " of kinds are unknown. I 1 Canals in Belgium. Light locomotives, weighing but four tons each, have lately come into use iu Belgium lor towing canal boats. A sin gle iron rail is laid alone the tow-path. on which run two of the wheels of the locomotive, placed directly nnder it, one in front of the other. The engine is kept upright by additional wheels at the sides, which run upon the ground. Each lo- draws one hundred and fifty tons : it will tow at the rate of three miles an hour. The engines change boats when they meet, each returning over the course it has inst oorne. GIANT FAMILIES. Specimens of Vermont and Kentucky Heavy-Weights. To the Editor of the Paris True Kenturkian : I understand you have in your county very tall family. Will you procure and publish the name, height and weight of each member of that family i Here with L send von the followinc; correct statement in relation to the Metcalf fam F. D. THE VERMONT FAMILY. Same. HtitihL Wcinht. Samuel' Metcalf 6 ft. 10 in. 14 His wife, Jane Starling 6 ft. over 300 Sybil. 6 ft. Kin. Betsy 5 ft. t'i in. John H 6 ft. 4 in. 184 234 200 210 215 190 1,717 inches, Daniel I, 6 ft. 10 George 8 6 ft. 6 David .'. S f t. 7 Moses 6 ft. 8 Samuel 8 6 ft. S in. iu. in. in. TotaL 63 ft. 11 in. Ten persons average height, 6 feet S nearly. THE KENTUCKY FAMILY. In Collins' new History of Kentucky we find the following in relation to the Howard family, of this county: " In bruary, loob, there was living in Bourbon county the parents and eight ont of nine children of a family without parallel in the known world for their e, height, weight, good nealtn, age, and strength suggestive of the Bible record in Genesis vi., i: 'There were giants in the earth in those days.' The lamer, men in nis im year, was Drongm 1AJ jvoiiLuuny wucu 4UIK3 juuug, nun raised, in Bourbon county, his family of six sons and three daughters, whose height, weight and aggregate age are here given: Males. ' Height. Father 6 ft. 4 in. Thomas 6 ft. 4 in. James 6 f t. S in. John 6 ft ll)f in. Elijah f t S in. Weight. 200 230 215 266 210 220 197 Matthew o It. 6 in. Eli 6 It. ex in. - Total 45 ft. 5 in. Female. Height. 1,538 Weight 2S5 165 150 160 760 1,538 Mother -.. 6 ft. X in. Sarah 6 ft. 2 in. Mary 6 ft. 2 in. Daughter (deceased) 6 ft. 3 in. Total 24 ft. 45 ft. IX in. 6 in. Total 70 ft. X in. 2,298 " The family, eleven in number, in the aggregate measured seventy feet and one-half inch in height, weighed 2,298 pounds, and the sum of their entire ages then was 557 years. The computed strength of the father and six sons was 6,300 pounds. At that date (1856) there ? JT! ffi CS , oa " ,T . , 1Q7n seed 88 years, on Alav 14 1870, near Bnddell's Mills, where she had lived for sixty years seven children surviving her. She had twelve brothers and sis ters, each over 6 feet high." . In this connection we will state that the Bev. James Qnisenberry, of Chirk J XT 1 1 . Ac t nt,;i,lan Z fh dren each had from twelve to nineteen offspring. So a Clark man, who heard ns speak of the tall families, says. A Mason county gent added that Nelson Cliff, of that county, had twenty-seven children. " Married several times, I suppose?" we added. "No, sir, only once, I thinn," he replied. Maj. John Edwards, of this county, had twenty-four children from two mar riages. a Western Union Telegraph. expenses, $6,335,414; difference, $3, " 229,159, being a net profit All sums paid as rental for leased lines are in SydenhamPop. eluded in the gross expenses. Corn spoken pared with the preceding fiscal year, there was an increase in the gross re sidewalk ceipts of $391,920, a decrease in the ex- The following is the synopsis of the annual report for the fiscal year ending .Tnne 30. 1875. nresanted the other day bv President Orton to the stockholders of tjie Western Union Telegraph Company: Gross receipts from all sources except the nroceeds of bonds, $9,564,574: cross penses of $420,319. and an increase in the net profits of $722,239. There were m operation at the end of the vear 72,833 miles of line, 179,294 miles of wire, and 6,565 offices. The number of messages transmitted during the year was 17,153,- 710, an increase of 824,454 over the pre- ceding year. The capital stocK 01 tne company is $ 41,073,41U, of which, tne company owns and now has in the treas- tu-y $7,285,935. The difference, $33,- 787,475, is tie amount of capital ont- standing, which has been increased $1,800 during the year by the issue of 10 snares in excuange xur niAJun. ui wm- ponies leased to the Western Union, and which have small amounts of capital out- standing, on which interest is paid as rental. The bonded debt of the com- pany Jan. 1, 1874, was $5,946,900, of which $1,498,000 is the 7 per cent gold bearing bonds, and $4,448,900 the 7 per cent currency bonds, which mature Nov. 1, 1875. Buried Treasure in the Missouri River. well wnac was reiaiea Dy me omcera 01 the boat at the time, and f lso by the agents of the government who came some time after, loo King after the lost treasure, When the government agents arrived, the river had swollen to such an extent that no vestige of the boat was to be seen, and they reported to the govern He ment that it was impossible to recover the money, or any portion of the cargo. Fifty-six years have passed away, yet Mr. Scott says he can now point out the exact place where the unfortunate steam ing er lies buried with its valuable cargo, He is probably the only man living who can do so, and he is well ad all vonced in years. The government can Mr. W. L. Scott, of this city, who was one of the earliest settlers of this section of country, and a perfectly reliable man, has given us the following for pnblica- Hon: In July, 1819, the second steamboat that ever passed np the Missouri river . 1 L il 1 XT J ,. ttiruuii b snag ai uie utstvu ui hjuubiiuu o Island, between Boonville and Arrow Rock, and immediately sank. The boat was loaded principally with government stores. It had in the hold a large quan- tity of Monongahela whisky and also $200,000 in silver coin, which was being taken to Council Bluffs to pay the gov- eminent troops stationed at that place, which was then the extren.e outpost of civilization. Mr. Scott, though a small boy at the time, lived very near the scene of the accident, and remembers vet reclaim the money if it will make the effort: or. if a release can be (riven by the government, private parties will undoubtedly undertake it Boonville (Mo.) Jiagle. skepticism on other points, he was a be comotive liever in God : " Reposing confidence in my Creator, God. and in no other Being, Tee opinion is quite general that Thomas Paine was an atheist, bnt this extract from his last wiU seems to leave no room for doubt that, in spite of his for I know of no other, nor believe in any other, I, Thomas Paine, of the city of Vew York, (tnthcf of tha work entitled Common Sense,' written in Philadel phia, in January, 1776, which awakened America to a Declaration of Independ ence on the 4th of July," etc., etc. The Lincoln Tower in London. Yesterday afternoon, between three and four o'clock, an unusually interest ing ceremony was performed at Christ Church, Westminster Bridge road, on the occasion of the completion of the Lincoln Tower, in connection with that building. About twenty persons, in cluding three ladies, hazarded the ascent to tne scanoldiDg at the summit of tne tower a height of 220 feet some of the less adventurous going np in a hoist provided with a seat, while others pre ferred to ascend by ladders, in spite of the uncomfortably strong breeze that was blowing. Tne object of the gather ing was to witness tne riev. JNewman .Hall lay the topmost stone of the tower, which is one of the highest of the old Eiigliiu gotnic type m xxindon. When the visitors had ranged themselves in a group round the spire, and the apertures into which the iron supports of tne top stone fit had been filled with cement, the architect handed a silver trowel to Mr. Hall, which had been specially pro vided for the occasion, with which the reverend gentleman spread the cement m true masonlike fashion, and when tne crowning stone, which is in the form of cross, hod been carefully lowered into its place, the reverend gentleman said : "In the name of the Jb at her, tne son, and the Holy Ghost, this topstone is now laid of the Lincoln Tower, erected by equal contributions from citizens of Great Britain and America, for the glory of God and of peace and good will among men, as a memorial of the aboli tion of slavery and of President Lincoln, and as a token of international brother hood. Net unto us, O Lord, not unto ns, but unto thy name be all the glory, Accept the work of our hands, bless this tower for thy glory and the promotion of freedom, peace, and international brotherhood." The Bev. Arthur Hall then offered np a brief prayer, and " Praise God, from whom all blessings flow," having been sung, the proceedings were practically at an end. A conspicu ous feature of the occasion was the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes flying side by side on the summit, which at tracted hundreds of spectators to the spot The cost of the tower is A7,UUU, and when snrmonnted by the fane, which is 16 feet high, its total height will be 220 feet, about the same altitude as the London News, Sept. 29. War on Polygamy. Judge Boreman, of the Third District Court, in charging the grand jury to day, says a Salt Lake telegram, ad monished them to indict a number of individuals implicated in swindling the government out of Territory lands by perjury and illegal voting. He particu larly instructed the jury to indict every leader, proolaimer, or instigator of polygamy, as they have in every way possible shielded and prevented its punishment He said that polygamy was a loathsome nicer and a degrading crime not emanating from any religion, but fit only for the darkest days anterior to the dawn of civilization, causing the Mormons bitter hostility to free schools. (Jon tinning in this strain, tne Judge con cluded by saying that the government was now in earnest and the people must realize this fact Polygamy has existed so long solely by the forbearance and generosity of the government He said it was nonsense for the Mormons to fight against 40,000,000 of people, which they will soon realize. The United States is with them in prosperity but not in polygamy. Business. Sunday night, when a young man drove out of Vicksburg several miles to pass the evening with the girl of his choice, he was met at the gate by her father, who at once proceeded to busi ness by saying : " Cum to spark Louisa, eh!" The young man let - silence Answer the question. ' Expect itll make a match " con tinued the father. Silence again, while the young man tied the horse. As he was ready to go in, the father blocked the way, braced up, and continued : " See here, young man, let's have an understanding. If ye mean hitch 'tween now and Jinuary all right, but if ye don't, I want you to understand that candles is might high this fall and crops don't turn out wuth a cuss 1" As the young man got through the gate it is probable that he gave the father a direct and an agreeable answer. Vicksburg Herald. Blown to Pieces. On the afternoon of Thursday a lad named McOrath was the victim of a ter rible casualty at Hydeville. He was looking around a slate quarry wnen ne came upon a can which had contained nitro-glycerine, but which had been emptied four years ago, and had since then been lying around the quarry. He took it up, and, thinking to convert it to some useful purpose, commenoed ham mering out a dent Suddenly the can exploded with a fearful noise. The ex plosion literally tore the young man to pieces ohe arm and a leg, and the fide of his head were blown off. Empty cans which have once contained nitro glycerine are not safe things to handle, even after they have been exposed to the chills of four Vermont winters. Troy Daily Press. Women and Devils. Old Winston was a negro preacher in Virginia, and his ideas of theology and hnman nature were oiten very original. A p-entleman thus accosted the old gentleman one Sunday: " Winston, I understand yon believe every woman has seven devils. How nan von prove it Y "Well, sah, did yon never read in de Bible how seven debbles were cast out er MaryMagalin?" " Oh, yesl I ve read that " Did von ebber hear of 'em bein' cast out of any oder woman, sah?" " No. I never did. " Well, den, all de odders got 'em yet" Grapes for the Sick. At certain towns in Switzerland grapes are grown solely as medicine, end the vineyards are put to no other use. .in stead of drinking water, as at other places, the patient is sent out to eat grapes, and must pick them himself from the vines. Where the doctor ordinarily instructs the patient to drink so many classes of water, he is here instructed eat inst so many bunches of grapes, and no more. Another popular treatment found at the mud botlis of bchwalbacli and other places, where the patients are immersed in soft block mud up to their chin, and rf"na!" 'S -or 80,116 nours. Mxt atatt.gfmoaat RATES OF ADVERTISING. Space. aw. 1 m.t3 tn.6 m H Ill inch .:.. Indies .. inches ... inchr-a . . . ti no! l2 00! 1 00 14 00 IS 00 W 00! t$iooa 1 00 1 so S on 00; 3 50 4 00 s 00! 10 0O! 4 00 C 00,10 00 13 00 16 00 is 00 30 00 so 00 60 00 4 60 a OOill 50 s 00111 oojis on 00 15 00 20 00 It 00 17 50 f colnmn. W column 4 00 25 00 7 00! 10 On is nrv-M nftitt) on AO 00 75 00 enlnmn . . 18 00! 23 00,33 00;55 Oo jioooo Bnauwta cards of nve lima or leaa, $S per annnm. Local ootiora 10 oenta per line each insertion. Hi, .mi MmmmiMli of marrisflea and deaths. ma clinrca and benevolent soeu-ty notice inserted free. Any additions to obituary aotioes will be tharged 6 oenta per line. Karon must be banded in aa early as Tuesday morning to insnre insertion tne same week Conimnnications upon subjects of general or lo ral interest are solicited. THE PEDANTIC LAWYER. BY JOHN G. SAXE. I bade my lawyer. Windy, sne My neignbor Jones, for damage doe The plaintiff, on the valid ground That he, eaid Jonee, bad pnt in pound Un'avT'Uly, against the peace. Three certain sheep of flu est fleece ; My property ; and valned, say, At twenty dollars. " Please to lay The damage high, and go ahead. And, Windy, make him feel," I said, " rhe statute's f ull and speedy force On trespassers!" He said, "Of course!" And six months later made report The case was upbefore the Court. When Windy's speech teemed nearly dons. And he, as yet, had scarce begun To touch the matter in dispute I growing anxious for my suit Said, in a whisper, " Dont forget You havent touched the case as yet; You've talked, I know, an hour or mure About the statutes made before The Norman Conquest ; and have brought Before us what Justinian taught, nd Coke on Littleton; have gone All through the Code Napoleon ;f And, very learnedly no doubt. Have shown his Honor ail about The statutes in the reign of Anne ; And now the leadiog caaes ran Before Lord Blank held so and so ; - Now let the Habeas Corpue go. And, en the Court falls fast asleep, Do say a word about the sbeep ! ' 'f Wit and Humor. Sportsman's epitaph Game to the last What bird lifts the heaviest weight ? The crane. It has been decided by a Kansas Jndge that a man and wife can go to a circus on a ticket that says " admit one" as by a law they are considered " one. 4. woman is very like a kettle, if yon come to think of it She sings away so pleasantly then she stops and, when you least expect it, she boils over. Judy. "ANirjJG pite you dere?" ' in quired one Dutchman of another, while engaged in angling. "No, notting at alt" " Veil," returned the other, " not ting pite me too." " Pa, I guess our man Ralph is a good Christian.' "How so, my boy!" "Why, pa, I read in the Bible that the wicked shall not live out half his days ; and Balph says he has lived out ever since he was a little boy." A lady being asked by a gentleman to be his wife, wrote the word " stripes," and stated that the letters of the word could be transposed into the answer He finally studied out " persist" what every woman wishes her lover to do. A correspondent of a Chicago paper, writing from Spain, enthusiastically di lates upon the sleepy, dreamy expres sion of the young ladies' faces. Which explains why they are called S'noras, we suppose. New York Advertiser. - Thb Picton (Canada) Times perpe trates the following on the late baby show : Twenty-four babies all in a row. Twenty-four mammas also on show ; Twenty-f our daddies happy aa clams, A show of live babies, none of your shams, A vision of angels, dear little lambs. Said a distinguished politician to his son : "Look at met I began as an -Alderman, and here I am at the top of the tree, and what is my reward ? Why, when I die, my son will be the greatest rascal in the city." To this the young hopeful replied : " res, father, when yon die bnt not till then." A Western man visiting his brother in Danbnry espied a gun on the kitchen wall. " Is that gun loaded t" he asked. Oh, no : it is empty, rephec the brother. "Empty I i'or Gods sake load it as quick as you can, or the chil dren will get hold ot it and snoot eacn other !" He had read the papers. Mb, Chtlds never wrote anything more sad and tonching than the follow ing tender effusion : " While smoking on a powder-keg, He dropped a cinder down ; Then rose like a meteor, . To wear the golden crown. Gone to meet tlte fellow who struck the glyocrine can with a sledge hammer. Tee other day a colored resident' of Vicksburg found a bottle of whisky in , . the suburbs of the city, and hailing a pedestrian he inquired: " Dat's whisky, ain' it?" "Smells like it, and I guess it io," vrno the- goply. - "AnI Aero no pizen in it t" " Well, there may be I can't tell : I shouldn't want to drink it" " D dere was pizen I'd be a dead nigger, eh?" "You would." "And if dere wasn't any pizen I'd be wastin' a pint of good whisky?" "Yes." The finder turned the bottle over and over, smelled of the contents three or four times, and finally made ready to drink, saying : " Dere s heaps of pizen lyin' around loose, but dere's also heaps of niggers in Vicksburg, an' ize gwine to tip up de bottle an' run de chances." Vicksburg Herald. Return of the Black Hills Expedition. Fort Laramie dispatch to the Chicago Inter-Ocean: "The Elack Hills expe dition, nnder command of CoL Dodge, arrived here to-day. The Bear Lodge oonntry, which has been reported so rich in Bold, has been thoroughly sur veyed by Prof. Jenney and party. Gold, in small quantities, was iuuuu ui ii row strip of country about twenty miles east of the Little Missouri Buttes, and singularly enough there was an utter ab sence of quartz, porphyry, magnesia, etc. The country is very rugged and broken, and pyralnidal mounds can be seen in every direction. iXHige i-oie Butte is a perfect mound in geological formation. It is about 1,200 feet above the level of the surrounding country, presentinir the appearance of a great tower, xms is tne secaon 01 couniry -that Col. Bullock and other prominent men in the West presumed to be so rich in gold, their presumption being based upon reports of Indians who brought in gold from time to time. The country from the Bear Lodge via the Belle Fourche to its confluence with the Big Cheyenne, including tributaries flowing . from the hills, has been thoroughly mapped, which makes the entire survey of the Black Hills complete. None of the country passed over ill compare with the country in the vicinity of Spring and Rapid Ureess. .Large numbers 01 miners were seen en route for the Hills, no doubt some of those who were en camped near the post Pro!. Jenney met some Indians coming, who modest ly requested his horses and ponies, bnt upon being refused offered no violenoe." Indians Looking for Scalps. to is A dispatch from Sioux City Bays: Lata news from the Upper Missouri country represent the Indians as dissat- - . , -- . rf.1 -r,, l isned and lnsuDoroinaw. 1110 xmuvk, Hills Treaty did not terminate to suit them, and they are on watch for an ex cuse to kill somebody. Those at Chey enne Agency think they nave scrncK it in the person of the interpreter there, tar whom they have never felt much brother'y love, and lately he has had to exercise considerable strategy to pre sirve his scalp. To-iky ho had to hunt sfiT quarters. The Indians say they are bound to kill him if he remains, and they will not stop there when they com niruee."