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Wednesday, July 28th 1880.
Republican Nominations.
Of Ohio.
Chester A. Arthur.
Of New York.
J. A. Thacher, L. Gi Nelson
J. T. Williams, WM.Schimmeh
Knute Nelson.
For Meitisr of congressSecond District,
Of Scott County.
New York Herald: "Democratic
editors who are blustering about
what the army would do in case of
a disagreement between Gen. Han
cock and the powers at Washington
arc making fools of themselves and
helping tho Republicans amazing-
ly." ______
The important fact has been over
looked that the people of Minnesota
will be called upon at the coming
election to vote upon the State text
book law, and decide whether they
will continue to enjoy cheap school
books, or take their chances for a
combination like that which former
ly made text-books cost twice as
much as they do now. The ballots
must read: In favor of the text
book acts, "Againstthe text-book
acts. "Pioneer Prest*
New York Tribune: Here are two
facts which anybody who thinks the
country would be bettered by change
of parties would do well to consider:
In 1860, after twenty years of Dem
ocratic rule, the government found
it hard to realize 80 cents on the
dollar for its 6 per cent, bonds. In
1880, after twenty years of Republi
can rule, the government 4 per cent,
bonds sell readily at $1,08. Com
ment is unnecessary.
Hon. W G. Ward, one of the
Republican candidates to Congress
in the First District, has made Hon.
M. II. Dunnell, the other candidate,
a proposition that both should with
draw from the contest, and that a
new convention should be called be
fore which neither should be a can
didate. Mr. Dunnell, while nei
ther accepting or refusing the olive
branch, has referred Ward's letter
to the congressional central com
mittee and promises to abide by
their decision. As this committee
is wholly made up of DunnelPs
friends, who claim that Dunnell is
the only regular Republican nomi
nee, it is not thought probable that
they will advise Dunnell to accept
the proposition, but for the sake of
harmony they will no doubt make a
counter proposition to ward. Strong
outside pressure is being brought to
bring about a compromise whereby
the party could be united upon one
man, and we hope the effort may be
The authorities in Washington
are in receipt of official advices from
Texas of an attempt on the life of
Customs Inspector Bissell for mak
ing a Republican speech. It appears
that Mr. Bissell, by request, address
ed a Republican meeting in the
town of Brazoria, Texas, and the
next day while on his way home he
was met by a Dr. Aschorn and a
party of ten Democrats who threat
ened to kill him if he ever again
attempted to make another speech
in that town. One of his assailants
said he "would wade through
blood up to his knees to kill a yan-
kee." Mr. Bissell was again threat
ened, and finally learned of a plan
to kill him which he learned
time and abandoned his property
and fled to Galveston. It appears
that the unreconstructed rebels pro
pose to carry everything this year
with a high hand. Free speech is
a mockery south of Mason and Dix
on's line, and if a Republican speaks
his sentiments he does so at the per
il of his life. Are tho people of the
north prepared to hand the reigns
of the government over to these
southern fire-eaters?
The address to the Irish yoters
adopted by the Irish National Re
publican Convention which met in
Indianapolis on the 14th inst. closes
as follows: "We appeal to you, fel
low-countrymen, whose history is a
long record of desperate struggles for
freedom, if your proper affiliations
are with a party which sustained for
many years human slavery in its
most degrading form, and only re
linquished that relic of barbarism
when the Republican party, by the
hands of our martyred President
struck the shakles from the limbs of
the slave, wiped out the only plot on
otherwise stainless escutcheon of
America and established the glorious
principle of free lands for free men
over every acre of our great republic.
We ask you also whether you are
prepared to turn over this govern
ment, with all its bright anticipa
tions tor the future, to the tender
mercies of the very men who exerted
their best ability for many years to
effect their destruction? The acces
sion of the Democracy to full power
in all departments of the govern
ment, in the light of its past record
of treason and rebellion, cannot but
be regarded as a calamity, the mag
nitude of which can scarcely be
Interesting News Compilation*
From Washington.
ACCORDING to the report of the Chief
tot the Bureau of Statistics the total value of
tho exports of domestic breadstuils from the
United States during Juno, 1S80, was $28,-
049,859, and for June, 1879, $17,210,710 dur
ing the year ended June 80, 1SS0, $277,226,-
762, and during the same period in 1879, $201,-
A NEW BURE AU is about to be organ
ized in the State Department at Washington,
to bo devoted to the preparation of circulars
embodying the commercial reports of our
Consuls, to be transmitted upon payment of
fees to merchants and Boards of Trade
throughout the country. Congress, at its
last session, appropriated $14,000 for the pur
O N the 21st the State Department at
Washington received information to the ef
fect that the vessel which recently fired
upon the two American schooners in Cuban
waters was the Canto, a small screw steamer
belonging to the Spanish Navy. Notwith
standing the Spanish authorities had denied
that firing was done by any vessel of the
Spanish Navy, Assistant Secretary Hay be
lieved that such denial was based upon the
fact that neither of tho previous reports of
the affair correctly stated the name of tho of
fending vessel.
PRESIDENT HAYES has appointed
Ocneral Henry S. Huidekoper, of German
town, Pa., who commanded the "Bucktail
Regiment" at the battle of Gettysburg,
Postmaster of Philadelphia.
The East.
ON the 19th Mra. Nesmith, wife of a
Lieutenant in the navy, and two children
were drowned while bathing at Atlantic City,
TnE late census shows the population
of Providence, R. I., to be 104,769an increase
of 85,856 in ten years.
THE steamer Dessouk, having on
board the Egyptian obelisk presented to the
United States by the ex-Khedive of Egypt,
reached New York on the 19th.
O N the evening of the 18th Solomon
Easterly, a wealthy farmer living near Lyon,
N. Y., killed his mother-in-law and wife with
an ax and then committed suicide. Ho had
had trouble with his wife because of the pres
ence at his home of her mother, and at one
time a suit for divorce was brought, but on
tho old lady agreeing to keep away ho with
drew the suit, and thereafter is said to have
lived peaceably with his wife. On the day in
question the mother-in-law appeared at his
home. He ordered her away, but she refused
to leave, and he fired at her three times. The
bullets failing to take effect, he brained her
and his wife with an ax, and soon after
drowned himself.
ACCORDING to tho census returns
New Jersey has a population of 1,100,000,
being an increase in ten years of 193,000.
Pennsylvania contains about 4,226,000 people,
an increase of about 709,000 in ten years.
I N his letter accepting the nomina
tion for tho Presidency by the National Pro
hibitory party Neal Dow, after commenting
at some length on the evils of the liquor
traffic and the respectability of tho prohibit-'
ory movement, says: "I consider the object
of the Prohibitionists of this country to be
of supreme importance to the interests of
tho Nation and people. Aside from its bear
ing upon the moral and religious welfare of
the people, I consider the suppression of the
liquor traffic to be an object of far greater
political importance than any other now
claiming the attention of the country."
EARTHQUAK ES were felt in several
portions of New Hampshire on the 20th. The
vibrations were sufficient at- several points to
shake down pictures and dishes. The motion
had a south and east tendency, and the sound
waa very perceptible.
THE shore end of the tunnel now be
ing dug under the Hudson River from Jersey
City to Now York, caved in on the morning
of the 2l8t, and twenty-two men were buried
alive, eight others making an almost miracul
ous escape.
the late census returns it appears
that Rochester, N. Y., has a population of
89,498, an increase of 27,112 since 1870.
IMMIGRANT to tho number of 2,300
arrived at New York on the 22d. Among
them were 758 Mormons, nearly 600 of whom
wore Swedes and Norwegians. There were
also a few Danes and five English families
among the Mormons.
THE Vermont Democrats have nomi
nated Edward J. Phelps for Governor, George
W. Gates for Lieutenant-Governor, and
James K. Williams for Treasurer.
BOSTON has a population of 363,565
an increase of 71,066 in ten years.
AFTER investigating the causes which
led to the Hudson River Tunnel accident, ex
perts have concluded that the engineers en
gaged in the work were derelict in their
duty and guilty of gross carelessness and
blundering. ________
West and South.
THE apartment of General Grant at a
Mauitou (Col.) hotel was entered by burglars
before daylight on the morning of the 19th,
and robbed of $400 worth of jewelry and some
GENERAL TREVINO, of the Mexican
army, and the eldest daughter of General Ord
were recently married at San Antonio, Tex.
G. E. HOOKER has been renominated
for Congress by tho Democrats of the Fifth
Mississippi District. The Republicans of the
Twelfth Illinois District have nominated
Isaac L. Morrison, and those of the Third
North Carolina District have nominated
William P. Canaday.
UTAH has a population, in round
numbers, of 144,000an increase of sixty-five
per cent, in ten years. Of this number 112,-
000 arc said to be Mormons.
A BOY named Wellington was recent
ly arrested at St. Louis having in his posses
sion a rifle, throe or four revolvers, along
knife, six boxes of cartridges and $243. He
claimed to hail from Chicago, and said he waa
going West to exterminate the Indians..
ACCORDI NG to a Portland (Oregon)
dispatch of tho 2lst trouble was imminent be
tween the whites and Indians in Eastern Ore
gon and Washington, owing to the encroach
ments of the settlers on Camaa Valley, from
which the Indians have been accustomed
procure their annual supply of camas root.
The Indians threatened to take forcible pos
session unless the whites should leave.
O N the 21st Colonel Stickney, Secre
tary of the Ute Commission, died at the Los
Plnos Agency, of typhoid fevor. He was il)
only a short time.
ACCORDI NG to the Chicago Tribune
of tho 21st General Grant would soon take up
his residence in New York. He had been
offered and had accepted a position which
would necessitate his residence in that city.
Hie trip to Colorado and New Mexico is said
to be in connection .with the affair. The
Tribune says he was offered the Presidency
of the De Lesseps Canal Company at a salary
of $25,000, but declined.
THE following Congressional nomina
tions were made on the 21st: Third Ohio Dis
trict, E. Schultz, Republican Ninth Indiana
District, W. R. Meyers, Democrat 8eventh
Indiana District, Byfield, Democrat Sixth
fllinols District, F. L. McKinney, Greenback
third California District, P. Berry, Work
O N the 21st the Missouri Democratic
State Convention met at Jefferson City and
nominatedThomas T. Crittenden for Governor
on the first ballot.
THE California Greenbaokers met in
State Convention on the.22d and nominated
W. A. Howe for Congressman from the Thjyd
District, and J. D. Godfrey from the Fprfrth
District. Vt
ON the afternoon of tho 22dpi j*^"
spcctably-dressed man entered the Detro|t
bank of Flgljjtf, Preston & Co,, suy preteijje
of wanting to bay Government bonds. The
Cashier, who was the only person present in
the bank at the time, was about fo reply,
when the stranger struck him, vwtth a slung
ehot, which rendered blm insensible, and
when he recovered he found that $5,000 in
bills had been taken from, tho money drawer*
THB Ohio State Democratic Conven
on was held at Cleveland on the 22d. Will
iam Long waa nominated for Secretary of
State M. B. Follett for Judge of the Su
premo Court, ariu J. J. Jackson for Member
of the Board of Public Works. Messrs. Fan
ning and Burns were renominated, the former
for Clerk of the Supreme Court and the latter
for School Commissioner.
CONGRESSIONAL nominations were
made on the 22d as follows: Eighteenth Illi
nois District, Judge Thomas Heilman, Dem
ocrat Eighth Ohio, General T. W. Kiefer,
Republican Ninth Tennessee, C. B. Simon
ton, Democrat Twelfth niinois, Henry M.
Miller, Greenback Sixth Indiana, General
Tom Browne, Republican.
THE Colorado Democratic Conven
tion is to be held at Leadvillc on the 18th of
Foreign Intelligence.
ORDERS were issued by the French
Government on the 20th for the immediate
and absolute expulsion of all members of the
order of Jesuits from France.
DISPATCHES of the 20th state that
American securities had advanced in value In
Europe, owing to the apprehension that the
state of exchange would soon necessitate gold
shipments to the United States.
SEVERAL German army officers have
recently gone to Turkey to reorganize the
Ottoman military service.
A LIEUTENANT and several soldiers
have been arrested in Turkey upon the
charge of being concerned in the assassina
tion of Mme. Skobeleff, the -mother of the
distinguished Russian General. Their motive
was robbery.
I was stated on the 20th that th
French Government had sent a General and
sixty officers to Greece to assist that country
in the expected war with Turkey.
THE persons proposing to erect a
monument to the late Prince Louis Napoleon
in Westminster Abbey have withdrawn the
proposal, the Queen having offered a site in
St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castlo, where
the memorial will be erected.
THE Czar had declined to receive
the Chinese Ambassador at St. Petersburg.
A LISBON telegram of the 21st says
earthquake shocks occurred in the Island of
Lucon, one of the Philippine Islands, from
the 13th to the 20th. The cathedral and bar
racks at Manila and some public buildings at
Laguna and Rabacan were demolished. Elev
en persons wore reported killed and sixty
nine injured.
ACCORDINO to a lato dispatch from
the City of Mexico General Gonzales had been
elected President of the Republic by a large
majority. An attempt was subsequently
made to assassinate him. Ho was on a bal
cony receiving an ovation, when somebody in
the crowd fired at him. Revolutions, grow
ing out of the late election, wero reported in
five provinces.
ACCORDINO to an editorial in the
London Timet of the 21st Austria had notified
the Porte that sho was determined that the
decisions of the Conference with respect to
the Greek frontier and Montenegro should be
executed to the letter. The Times also states
that Germany supported the declaration of
IT was stated on the 22d that Colonel
Valle, of the Mexican army, with 476 men
was In pursuit of Victoria and his Apaches,
who recently crossed from the United States
into Mexico.
THB General Manger of the Northern
Counties of England Insurance Company was
recently sentenced to eighteen months' im
prisonment at hard labor, the Chairman of
the Board of Directors to twelve months,' and
four Directors to six months', for falsifying
the company's accounts.
A N explosion of powder in the artil
lery works of Koolsk, South Russia, a few
days ago killed eighteen and wounded twelve
A noon on the 23d Dr. Tanner com
pleted the twenty-fifth day of his fast in New
York City. His weight was 131K pounds, the
same as the day before. His pulse was 67
and respiration 17. At the commencement
of the experiment the Doctor weighed 157}4
GENERAL GRANT arrived at Leadville
on the 23d, and was welcomed by a salvo of
artillery, a military escort and a grand proces
sion, in which some 30,000 persons partici
sent to St. Louis by Superintendent Walker
to inquire into the alleged imperfections in
the taking of the census of that city, reported
on the 23d that he had investigated all com
plaints carefully, and that the alleged imper
fections did not existthat the census had
been faithfully taken by the enumerators
and that he saw no good reason Avliy the re
quest to have the census taken over a_ain
should be complied with.
ON the night of the 22d a pleasure
yacht, having on board Father Bleyenbergh,
pastor of Trinity Catholic Church, Detroit,
aud a number of altar boys and church offi
cials, was run into by the steamer Garland,
on her way down the Detroit River, and six
teen persons, ten boys and six adults, were
THE New York Tammany State Com
mittee met at Saratoga on the 23d and re
ceived and accepted the resignations of the
candidates for Presidential Electors nomi
nated at the Syracuse Convention in April
last. Resolutions were adopted in favor of har
mony in the party and indorsing the nomina
tions of Hancock and English.
THE official census returns give Rhode
Island a population of 276,710, a gain of 59,-
307 in ten years.
JOHN R. FRENCH, ex-Sergeant-at
Arms of the United States Senate, has been
appointed Secretary and Disbursing Officer of
the Ute Commission, vice Colonel Stickney,
DISPATCH ES were received at Wash
ington on the 23d from Admiral Wyman, who
went on the United States steamer Tennes
see to Cuba, to investigate the alleged indig
nities offered the American flag by the Span
ish man-of-war Canto. Admiral Wyman
states that at Santiago dc Cuba he was as
sured by the Spanish Governor that his
Government unequivocally disavowed any
intentional insult or indignity, or the
commission of any act at variance
with the usages of all civilized pow
ers. The Spanish authorities claimed
that the vessels fired upon were not only
within six miles of the shore, but actually
within three miles, the limit of jurisdiction
claimed by the Governments of all maiitine
nations. Admiral Wyman further stated
that the Spanish authorities ottered abun
dant evidence in support of this assertion,
and that, in his opinion, there was nothing in
the case to warrant any further inquiry on
the part of our Government.
Brown's Valley Reporter: Last
Sunday night was a night of terror
to the human race in the Valley.
The heat was terriblenot a breath
of air stirred, and the mosquitoes,
holy mackerel! They were as large
as a breaking plow, and had stab
bers likfi knitting needles, and there
were millions of them. They went
through mosquito netting like water
through a sieve.
Rushford Star: For the third time
the wheat crop in Root River valley
has been almost A failure. The
chinch bug has ruined large tracts,
and that left is barely worth cutting.
Wheat is now a failure, not because
of climate, but exhaustion of the
soil. Rust is equally as bad as mold.
It developes because something is
lacking in the soil to properly devel
op the wheat plant, and this lack
furnishes exactly the right condition
for. rust.
A turtle weighing thirty-eight
pounds was captured at Northfield
the other day, and presented to Prof.
Sperry, of Garleton College, to be
placed in his department of natural
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Washington Letter.
From our Regular Correspondent.
Washington, C. July 17th, 1880,
Campaign enthusiasm seems to be
on the increase with the Republic
an workers in Washington, and they
are applying themselves to the work
so well to do with an energy and
zeal that indicates, to say the least,
much confidence in the issue. Mr.
Garfield's calm and able letter of ac
ceptance mdets with hearty j*p-
proval, and the preliminaries hav
ing been arranged, the work of or
ganizing campaign clubs of the var
ious states by their representatives
in the Department offices here are
nearly complete.
I heard a gentleman who is well
informed on all matters relative to
the strength and working- capacity
of the party say that it had not be
fore entered on a campaign so com
pletely equipped, organized, and
supplied with money as at present.
On the other hand I think it may
be truly said that the Democrats are
not as well pleased with their can
didate as they were during the few
days succeeding his nomination.
Some of them realize the absurdity
of the political attitude which com
pels them to recant for Hancock all
the arguments they have used against
Grant. They have begun to real
ize that the obscurity of General Han
cock's title to civic honors and res
ponsibilities will cause the fitness of
the Democratic party to be entrusted
with power to become a much more
prominent topic than it Avould have
been if Tilden, Bayard, Thurman,
Hendricks, or anybody else versed
in government affairs had been nom
inated. If the Democrats "wished to
attract criticism to themselves as a
party, they have done well to nom
inate a candidate who has no civil
record of his own. If they desired to
withdraw attention from themselves
and fix it on the guns that held the
cemetry at Gettysburg, they will
not succeed in their endeavor. The
public are inclined to look at the acts
of the candidate rather than of the
party if there are any acts to exam
ine. In the case of General Hancock
there are none which can be called
pertinent in the issue. Therefore
the acts of the party, its composition,
its general drift and tendency must
be considered perforce. Here the
Republicans are conscious of their ad
vantage and challango comparison
and debate.
Berlin Letter*
Berlin, July 5th, 1880.
Frederic William I, of Prussia, un
like his father, Carlyle's "magnifi
cent Herr," was an extremely thrift
Monarch, whose household expen
ses, as well as his State Budgets,
were regulated by his own hand up
on principles of the strictest econo
my. Magdeburg sent him annu
ally the first salmon taken from ils
river, and other cities regularly sup
plied him with the "first fruits" of
their respective specialities in the
eating and drinking line. Private
persons, too, well aware of his par
tiality to tho good things of life, as
well as his vehement objection to pay
for them, sent their offerings of de
licacies by the score, accompanying
their gifts by explanatory letters
couched in highflown phraseology
that then characterized all communi
nications addressed by a subject to
his Sovereign in Germany. The
King invariably made his notes on
the back of every such letter, for the
guidance of the Cabinet secretary en
trusted with the duty of acknowledg
ing the presents in his name and it
would be hard to say which are the
quainterthe original letters in ques
tion or the Royal autographic com
ments with which they are endorsed.
A few examples of this singular cor
respondence will enable the public to
judge of its general character.
Mr. Destinon, of Hamburg, under
date 22nd March, 1730, wrote to his
Majesty, "All-Most Serenest! As it
is not unknown to me that your Roy
al Majesty now and then entertains
an all-graciousest pleasure in eating
craw-fish, and as tho season for the
same has just begun, I have, with
all imaginable humility and submis
sion, deemed it my duty to send you
six of these objects, besides a cod
fish, as fresh as may be, lor he was
only caught yesterday and I am he
who, fainting with all-deepest devo
tion, is your Royal Majesty's all
most-dceply-subjected and truest,
fullest Destinon." The King's terse
endorsement on this flowery epistle
runs as follows: "Good. He must
also send a good chunk of roast veal,
the meat of which must be right
white, and roasted, in order that the
flavor of the dripping may not get in
to the meat." Another letter from
Count Doenhoff, accompanying a
gift of Kipper, says:"All Most Seren
est and Greatest of Kings! I was
the evening before last with a large
party at the Swedish Envoys, who
treated me amongst other delicacie s,
with smoked herrings which the En
voy has just received from Sweden.
As I now know that your Royal Maj
esty gladly eats this sort of\| fish, I
take the liberty of sending some to
All-Highest-The-Same, whereby I
must most humbly dare to remind
them that the herrings must not be
too severely broiled, but often stoked
with butter, else they will become
very dry. Further, I linger in deep-,
est submission your Royal Majesty's
utterly-subjected bondsman, U. G.
von Doenhoff. This document
bears the following cynical
endorsement from the King's
own hand: A compliment. What
is to be done with this is to return
thinks for it in writing, expressed
in the conventional phrases usually
employed upon such occasions.
Pioneer Press: It is customary toj
regard the Pacific States as a mys
terious if not a doubtful element in
the presidential canvass but, lie
publicans from that locality take a
certain and hopeful view of the pros
pect. Two or three recent arrivals
from the Pacific coast, in Washing
ton, declare that all the States are
so sure for Garfield that they don't
care for any Republican speakers,
unless Blaine can be ssnt to Califor
nia to swell the Republican major
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Terrible Fto of a Number of Workatea
la the HndMm River TunnelThe Walla
B-ddenljr Give Way, and Twenty Men
MlaeraVbly PerlahHeroic Conduct of One
of Tkelr Number.
A New York dispatch of the 21st
the following account of the terri
accident at the Hudson River Tunnel:
At five o'clock this morning the caisson
leading to the entrance of the Hudson River
Tunnel, constructing at Sixteenth street,
Jersey City, caved in, carrying with it an im
mense quantity of earth. Twenty-two men
lost their lives, while eight had almost a
miraculous escape. The night gang of thirty
men, including Assistant-Superintendent
"Woodland and two firemen, entered the shaft
at midnight, the hour for work for this gang
being from twelve to eight o'clock. The depth
of the shaft is sixty-five feet, and, while most
of the men were employed at the bottom of
the shaft, about a third of the gang was
engaged on tho brick wall of an arch twenty
five feet higher. It was the latter squad, all
bricklayers, that escaped, except two. The
main arch of the tunnel runs out from the
shaft a distance of about thirty feet, when it
opens into two distinct arches that are to
form the tunnel. Through some negligence
of the workmen, it Is supposed, the air-lock
was not properly adjusted,and when the proc
ess of shifting commenced, the brick wall
connecting the two arches gave way and
water rushed into the cave.
The following is a list of the casualties:
Peter Woodland, Assistant Superintendent
Frank Aleston, foreman Thomas Burns,
foreman A. Eickson, Peter Feisher, Patrick
Kimin, Charles Neilson, William F. Bagley,
Andrew Jacobsen, Bryan Sheridan, Charles
Svensson, O. Anderson, Frank Bark, of Ho
boken Mat McCarty, Patrick Broderick, Otto
Beeseilen, John Jensen, Patrick Collins and
Mike Broderick.
The following is a complete list of the
caved: Thomas Brady, B. McGovern, A. J.
Moiine, Thomas Cumruiiijrs, Christ. Hansen,
J. Vannostrand, John Doyle aud James
In addition to these, three men whose
names are not known are missing, and the
officials say they must have perished. All
whose names are given belonged to Jersey
City except Bark. He resided in iloboken.
The Superintendent thinks the air in the
tunnel must have escaped through the silt.
Thomas Van Nostrand, one of the rescued
men, says: "The main shaft is sixty feet
deep, and from the bottom of this shaft the
entrance to the tunnel is effected through a
cylindrical barrel six feet in diameter and
fourteen feet in length. This is called an air
lock, and serves to preserve the density ol
the atmosphere of the tunnel, which, in turn,
Is secured by the forcing of air through pipes
from pumps. There is a door in each end of
the air-lock. They both open inward. At
ach side of the doors are round windows of
thick glass, through which, from the outside
of the air-locks, a view can be gained of the
work and workmen inside the tunnel. There
were twenty-eight men at work in the tunnel.
They went in at twelve o'clock hist night for
the eight-hour 6lnft. I was at work near
tho east end of the lock, and in the
west end of the tunnel. It was at
about 4:30 o'clock that I heard the
bolts snap, and the braces give way. At the
same time I felt a rush of air in my face. I
started back with seven of the men who were
near me and ran into the lock. The air
pressure crowded the door shut at the east
end. At first it was blocked by a joist which
we pulled out, and then the door slammed to.
Through the dead-eyes we could see the men
inside the tunnel. The water was fast rush
ing in." Peter Woodland, Assistant Superin
tendent, stood at the door outside the lock,
which was stationary. It would not move
with us without knocking out the dead-eyes.
This would be fatal to the men outside, as tho
water would rush in and drown the men in an
instant Woodland knew this, but stood at
the door. His face was ghastly white, and
he realized the horrible danger. Ho said to
me: 'Tom, quick, bust the dead-eyes, and
do what you can for us.' I knew it was
death to us all if I did not, so I obeyed the
order. As the glass broke the air rushed in,
tn the lock shot out in the main shaft, leav
ing the men to drown, as the space occupied
by the shaft filled with water in an instant.
We were wholly stripped of our clothes
when we crawled out. 1 heard the rush of
water at our back. It filled fast, but the ob
tractions kept it back long enough for us to
escape from th main shaft. It was all we
tould do to save ourselves. Woodland was
standing In water up to his waist when I saw
kim. It was sure death, and I had to knock
out the dead eyes, as I told you. He knew
ae well as I that it was all over with them. I
shall never forget the look on his face or the
Bound of hie voice as he told us to save our
selves, though the very act was to insure his
Another of the escaped workjnen says:
"After eight men had escaped, one man, in
trying to pass through the door leading from
the air-lock into the temporary chamber of
the tunnel, was jammed in the doorway, and,
despite the efforts of those ahead, could not
be brought out, as the door closed upon Mm
and held him fast. Peter Woodland, As
sistant Superintendent, told the men to try
and get out, and, when the ninth man was
fastened in the doorway, called out to those
who had escaped, telling them to hurry and
try and get assistance to help the rest and
himself who were left behind. He refused
to leave himself, saying he would stay and
make every effort to get the rest out, and, if
it were not possible, then those escaping
must try to get the rest and himself out
The officers of the company, in explaining
the accident, say the workmen, in coming
through the air-lock, must have exercised
unusual carelessness, aud, both doors of the
air-lock being opened at the same time, the
compressed air wa_ allowed to escape. Tho
compressed air serves a double purpose,
namely, to keep the water out and to support
the roof of the tunnel. So, when it escaped,
the catastrophe was inevitable.
The engineers and officials say that It is
impossible for any of the imprisoned work
men to be alive, as the water within the
whole length of the tunnel is up to the roof,
and even above it. The laborers who are
making the excavation west of the shaft
will, however, not cease their labors to got at
where the bodies are supposed to be, but it is
impossible to force any air into the tunnel,
as all which has been forced In so far has es
caped through tho shaft, in which it hat
made the water leap up two or three feet
above the surface.
It is feared tht_ afternoon that only seven
men instead of eight men have been saved,
as one, named Thoraa* Cummlngs, who wa
reported by one of the workingmen to have
escaped, is now said to be missing.
Having last week published Gen.
Garfield's letter of acceptance, and
wishing to place the Republican
candidates for President and Vice
President fairly before our readers,
we this week also publish in our
local columns General Arthur's let
ter of acceptance. Commenting
upon this letter the Pioneer Press
editorially says: "Most people will
frankly confess it is a better letter
than they expected. Of course it is
full of the echoes of the last New
York canvass and rings the changes
on the clanger of a return of the
South to power and the payment of
the southern claims but so much of
this part at least as refers to the
federal election laws is in accord
with Republican sentiment every
where. Strangely enough, when he
comes to speak of civil service re
form, Gen. Arthur is both more ex
plicit arid more practical than Gen.
Garfield. He favors the application
to the public of precisely the rules
that govern a large private business,
which seems to be ideal civil service
reform. Gen. Arthur responds to
the most advanced Republican sen
timents on the tariff more readily
than his associate on the ticket,
though of course, the Chicago plat
form imposes caution upon him. He
handles the other platitudes with
dignity and brevity."
AN eccentric gentleman recently made
a wager of $10,000 that he could remain
on the top of the Arc de Triomphe in
Paris for four hours with nothing on but
a suit of thin canvas. The cold weath
er came on, and the bet was won on a
day when the thermometer was 15 de
grees above zero. It is quite unneces
sary to add that the man was an En
Alexandria Post: Some dozen or
more gentlemen of Alexandria are
engagea ilf the antiquarian research
of opening the Indian mounds be
tween LakesJCarlos and L'Honie
dieu. On the top of the larger
mound trees are growing that an
fully 100 years old. On one of the
elms that was cut down, A.R. Junk
en counted 100 rings of annular
at the highest market price.
Minnesota News.
Olof Anderson, of Lake Valley,
Travers county, during a rain storm
took shelter under his wagon. A
bolt of lightning killed him dead.
The Superintendent of the Money
Order Bureau at Washington has
preparod a list of additional money or
der offices in Minnesota, which goes
into effect August 1st. The list is as
follows Appleton, Brecken ridge,
Canby, DeGraff, Texan, Fergus
Falls, Fort Snelling, Fountain, Hur
on, Lo Sueur, Milner, Morristown,
Murdock, Ortonville, Pipestone,
Terah, Missouri, Browning, Burl
ington Junction, Corning, Dexter
City, Hartville, rligbce, King City,
New Florence, Pottersburg, Slater.
During a recent storm six valu
able horses were killed by lightning
in M. L. Howe's pasture in the town
of Alden, Freeborn county. Two
of the horses belonged to Mr. Howe,
while the others were being pastur
ed by him. During the thunder
storm they were standing in a fence
cornerclose to the wire fenceand
it is supposed that the fluid passed
from the wire to the horses. Five
other horses were killed by lightning
the same night, in that vicinity.
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NEW YORK, July 24,1830.
LIVE STOCK-Cattlc *8 @$10 25
Sheep 4 00 6 50
Hogs (Dressed) 612% 6 W/t
FLOUK-Good to Choice 4 TO 7 00
White Winter Extras 4 50 5 00
WHEATNo. 3 Bed.",.:...... 110jf^ 1 11H
No.2Chicago:... 1 08 1 0
CORNWestern Mixed 4&V*< 4S14
OATSWestern Mixed &5 31
RYEWestern 85 & 87
PORK-Mess (new) 14 00 14 12'/,
LARD-Stcam 7 20 7 30
WOOLDomestic Fleece... 40 50
nEEVESExtra. 4 60 80
Choico 4 45 4 60
Good... 415 4ar
'Medium...,..-:'.- 3 75 4 10
Butchers'Stock 2 75 3 50
Stock Cattle... 2 50 3 25
HOGSLiveGood to choice 3 25 4 HO
SHEEPPoor to Choice -3 00 4 75
BUTTER-Creamery 24 28
Good to Choice Dairy... 17 21
EGGS-Fresh 8 9%
FLOURWinter 5 00 6 00
Springs 4 25 5 00
Patents 6 00 8 00
GRAIN-Wheat, No. 2Spring [email protected] 93%
Corn,No.2 305* 3fl
Oats.No.2 26 26&
Rye,No.2 69 69*
Barley, No.2 80 80*
Rcd-TippedHurl 5 54
Fine Green [email protected] 7
Inferior.... 454 5
Crooked 3*@ 4
PORK-Mess 14 00 14 25
LARD-Steam 87*4 6 90
Common Dressed Siding.. 16 50 17 50
Flooring 25 00 30 00
Common Boards 9 50 13 50
Fencing 1000 1300
Lath 200 225
A Shingles 2 50 300
CATTLE-Best $4 90 $5 15
Fair to Good 4 00 4 65
HOGSYorkers. 4 50 4 70
Philadelphia....... 4 85 4 95
SHEEPBest 4 25 4 50
Common..... 3 00 4 00
CATTLEBest $4 75 $5 50
Medium 325 3 75
HOGSGood 5 75 75
SHBBP-Poor to Choice 3 25 5
Know all ye my kind friends and custom-
ers that I have removed my
tar Stock of Goods
into Pfsenninger's new building on
Center Str., Near Minnesota Str.,
where I shall be happy to wait upon all who are in want of .anything in my lino.
As I have leased the building for a term of years and shall not soon again be compelled to change my lo-
cation, and although my present location is not exactly on the main business stieet, I hope, by
Strict Attention to Business, and Offering
Good Goods at Low Prices,
that my friends and customers will continue to patronize me in the future as thuy have done in the past.
Oil account of my increased room facilities I am much better prepared to meet the wants of my large circle
of customers than heretofore, audit shall be my unremitting aim in the future to keep the large and best as-
sortment of
Ready-Made Clothing, Dry Goods, etc., etc.,
in the city, and my prices will be so low as to suit the most fastidious.
I will also from uow on take in exchange for goods
and respectfully invite the public to give mc an early call in my new quarters.
I would also embrace this opportunity to tender my thanks to my friends and customers for past favors,
and hope they will in the future give me a share of their patronage-
Cheap Charley
Layflies- & Gent
Tri mining
ami General
Market price
paid for __*} foofy i%
Kiesling, Keller & Co.
Vj nan experimental and worthless machinery. If von bay
at an, set the "JUGINAI." the ^GE-iULNE*'
from* M.
f7*Yr nul stiiiew.lawn call on oor dealers, or write
to os forIllustrated Circulars, which we mail free. Address
JTICH0LB, BHEPAED ft CO., Battle Creek, Mich.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Choic Brands of CIGAES
HOLDERS, &c., &c
Treatise on Sorgo and linphee Canes.and the Minnesota,
.-.krly AmberSorarCano. The EDITION FOB 188 is
.otrrcaay. tnd will oe sent free on application. "Wo oan
-r*D.ri7KE 0AXC6EED of U beat variety.
CiiMsinnatl, O.
Sugar Cane Xadtimrrv Steam. EngUet, CirrmlarSmc MilU.
rorL,hlc drum UilU. aurdWitawlAui'ie.
Threat-Jig Maohlnery and PortaU.
and Tract-O-i Eg4^,
THE BTAHOA-U* of axee-aooe tkrovghout tU Or**-
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MATCHLESS for Oriin-Saring, TUna-Swing, Perfojt
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(Separators a specialty Four fixes of Separators, from 6 to 11 horse-power alas
8 Ye-r* of Pronperoa* *us_ Co_tl__os_i Bisess by this house, without change of name, location, or manage-
ment, furnishes a strong guarantee tor superior goods and honarable dealing.
Th wonderful success and popularity of
Machinery has driven other
1 hence rarkms makers are now attempt
rug to bail an pal off Inferior and mongrel imitations of
our famous goods.
CAUTION!oureVE-TO_ machines to thedwailm
ARAB1JC in fuoiity or Material, PtrftcHom
Thorough Wtfcmainalp, Ml*gtmt rhiiah, and
UtouXu of Model.
MAtt' RVELOI7S far vu wmnrtor work in a- hinds ol
Grata, and univertoUg known ai the onif uoeeaafal T_r_er
in Wax, Timothy, Clorer, and all other Beoda.
timple, nting leu than one half the Banal geari and befit.
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owe Outfits and Suam-Powes
iwer also S styles Improred Mesnted Horse-Powers._
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