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TOPICS OF IHE TIME.
Congressman H. B. Wright, of Fenn pylvanin, lias arranged to distribute 10,' 000 loaves of bread among the poor of Wilkcsbarro. Later in the year ho will bo a candidate for Governor. The Servians are making great boast of their success in kicking a mim that is down. The sight of littlo Montouegro, who went into the fight with a vim at the very start, and 1ms fought liko a Trojan ever since, ought to mako the Sorbs a littlo more modest. The Cuban insurrection continues to come to an end, and 150 insurgents daily are reported as laying down their arms. They have bean doing this for eight years, and the strangest part of it is that tkoro aro moro insurgents now than thero were at tho start. The physicians of a public institu tion at Jersey City have been instructed to mako their reports in plain English. A director complained that they charged twenty-threo cents a pound for castile soap, calling it "supo hespano," but if they called it castile soap the price would , only bo eleven cents. Mrs. Dudley of New York City, cm ployed a model servant a few days ago. On Sunday tho model servant left the house with $J,000 worth of property in her possession, and then it was discov ered that tho woman was Mary Marks, a notorious English thief, whoso por trait adorned the Rogues' Gallery. If England insists on neglecting her manufactories and her growing fields to strengthen th- broken lines of tho Turk, America will gracefully submit, and set about furnishing hog and hominy and all tho little luxuries they need. It may aid in solving the problem of hard times. Tho Adjutant General of Pennsyl vania estimates that tho July riots cost tho Stato nearly half a million of dollars. Among tho expenditures is $13,000 which tho Reading Railroad charges for carrying troops to save tho railroad's property. Other railroad companies will prosent bills of tho samo character. There is nothing which surprises an American so much on first going to Pnris as to sec tho pains taken and the expenso incurred in keeping tho streets clean. And there is nothing which sur prises a Fnrisinn so much on first com ing to America as to see the luck of pains and expense incurred in not keep ing the streets clean. Tho plucky and irrepressible Monte negrins havo gained another victory. These bold patriots of the mountains did not, liko tho Servians, wait until their tyrannical suzerain had been crip pled by a powerful foe to strike for free dom, but went in at tho beginning and boro a share of tho hardships and bur thens of a hard-fought war, Captain Robert II. Fimott, the invent or of the Parrott guns, died suddenly of heart disease at Cold Spring, N. Y., on tho 2Uh. Ho graduated from West Poiut in 1820, and was promoted to Captain in ltj.'lfi. He resigned soon afterward, and sinej that time ha sheen Superintendent of tho West Point Iron nnd Cannon Foundry at Cold Spring. Tho correspondent of the. New York IVoi'Ul at tho city of Mexico says one faction of Mexico diplomatists, or poli ticians, favor a general Spanish Ameri can alliance against tho United States, and that they havo takon Bteps to influ ence the Central and South American republics in that direction. This is tho new dream of the ambitious and Yankeo hating Mexican, but it will never be realized. The official army register for 1878 shows that tho militia of tho United States available for militia duty but un organized number :i,7iU,0'J3, Thirty States aro reported as having militia or ganizations. Tho general oflicers num ber 127; general stall' oflicers, 1,017; regimental, field and staff officers, 1,2 10; company officers, 4,400; total non-commissioned oflicers, musicians, private, etc., 8fi,Hr'3, or an aggregato forco of organized militia of 03,097. M. De Lesseps has a new plan for the much-talkcd-of Daricn Canal. Accord ing to his plan tho canal ascends ho river Tuyra from tho Paciflo to tho Isle of Alligators ; then connects that stream with the Chucunaquo near tho mouth of tho Tupisa; continues up tho Chu cuniupto and Tiati, and by a canal or tnnnol reaches to tho Acant nnd Tolo, flowing to deep waters at Port Gaudi. The tunnel is expected to cost $120,000,- 000; and Lieutenant Wvso, who explor ed last year, is returning to complete the work, A Woman Bister S.. of Huhliuie Heroism, the Order of Troves, domiciled in a French convent, had taken some sick children out for a walk in the country, the oldest bcinir onlv 8 vcars of age and they were suddenly assailed by a sheep-dog, whose jaws were running with foam. She Instantly saw the danger of her charges, and resolutely Interposing liuincL-ii uiu leiimi-u tiiuuicu mm ine inn- ous animal, bravely withstood its attack She was severely bitten, and tho dog, excited hv the cries of the children endeav ored to rush upon them. Protecting with her body the children, who hung on her petticoats shrieking with terror, this brave girl threw herscll courageously on the dog, and for fen minutes grasped it, rolling over with it, and thrusting her hand into iuj im'uui iu pravciu lis uuuig uiu cinmiuu. Home peasants, whe came up at last, licat off and killed the dog. The sister was found to have fifteen deep wounds on her hands and larcerated arms. Skillful care was given to her wounds, ami for a short time nfter her return to Paris there was some hope that she might escape tho ulti mate fate which there was so muck reason to tear. In a week or two hydrophobia in all its characteristic symtoms appeared, and the Sister S. died from tho fearful disease. She had saved five lives. OI, I. CHILLICOTIIE, LIVINGSTON CO., MO. THUKSDAY, JAN. 3, 1678. NO. 19. THE NEWS. THE EASTERN WAli. Campulgn Cloned, A correspondent at the headquarters of the ltusslan Rustchuk army says tho snow Is over two feet deep, anil all opera tions aru susponded. Two soldiers and many boasts perished. The transport ser vice to bridge tho crossing of tho Diinubo at Hlstovu and rotorshnnt Is Interrupted. There aro no sledges horo to replace the wagons, rendered useless by tho snow. Tho quartermaster's department has doclarod It cannot supply food for the cavalry horo. One regiment of Cossacks Is about to start for Roumanlu to obtain provender. Tho bost authorities concur In tho opinion that tho ltusslan bridges aeross'tho Danube must go la a fow days, when communion, tion will bo completely cut off until tho river Is frozen enough to permit crossing on tho ico. If tho winter is of ordinary rigor, field operations will bo impossible. Horrora of the Field. A correspondent telegraphs that Gen. SkobelolT, with a division of Infantry, two regiments of cavalry, nnd half a brigade of artillery has occupied Trojan near Trojan Pass. A correspondent wrillngfrom Plevna says: "When the Turks made their sortie, they left thousands of sick, wounded and starving unattended. Those unfortunates remained in thi state three days, and hun dreds of them filed. Over one thousand have been already hurled, and about one hundred corpse eomo from tho hospital dally. Undoubtedly many who were not quite dead havo been burled. Those killed In battles woro unburled. On tho 17th the Turkish prisoners were eneamped among them ami aro almost starving. Plevna is one vast eharnel houso, surpassing in hor ror anything Imaginable. War imminent, A dispatch from Athens states that a demonstration In favor of war took place on Monday among tho soldiers and civil. Inns at Luufa. on the frontier. A battery of Krupp guns has started for Chall, and war becomes more probable every day. It Is commonly believed the cabinet hesitates to adopt any decided policy before the meet ing of the British Parliament. The Turkish Note. A correspondent nt Vienna says that Intelligence from Constantinople leaves lit tle doubt that tho rejection of tho Turkish nolo by tho Powers has caused the war p irty to recover full sway above all. The reaction produced in tho feeling of tin; sul tan by tho humiliating rejection of his note is deemed rogrotnbte. Frozen Vp. A St. Petersburg dispatch says : An oflVliil telegram says that the sudden drift ing of the ico in the Danube has torn away the bridge at Ibrall. A lltissian steamer Is fozon la and is unable to approach the bridge. The Grand DukD Alexis announ ces that communication cannot be restored for the present. Moru l'eiic Tulk. Tho London Ailverlixer publishes the following in official form: Wo under stand the Hultun has solicited the British government to approach the Czar with a view to bring about negotiations for peace, and the lirltlsh government has consented to do so, A Pnlnl. A Helgrado dispatch says the Servians on Monday, after eight hours seven; fight ing, captured Akpalauka, together with three Krupp guns and a large quantity of ammunition and provisions. The Turks lost many killed and some prisoners. Krzeromu. A dispatch from Erzcroum says : The Itusshin lines havo boon pushed forward and Erzoroum is slmoet invested. The ltusslan Infantry Is massed In tho northern part of tho plain. Tho bombardment of the town and consequent Interruption of telegraphic service are imminent. CRIMINALITIES. Tho Horrors of tlio Huron's Dlsusler. Lieut. Walter Walton, assistant in spector of tho Llto Having Service on the North Carolina coast, makes a report In re lation to tho loss of tho Huron, showing that Evan O'Neill, n fisherman of Nags Head, discovered the Huron coining on the shoro at 1:30 on tho morning of the disas ter. Sho drifted nnd pounded along the outer edge of tho bar, and finally stru k broadside on tho head. Ho heard shouts and screams on board tho stranded vessel, and saw rockets go up followed by burning signals from ond to end, so that oven the light rigging and moil could be plainly soen. A boat on the starboard side, full of men. disappeared when the foremast fell, Shout lug and screaming continued, and In about an hour and a quarter after lie first diseov ored tho ship, signaling ceased ami all was darkness. O'Neill thon went homo, nte his breakfast, nnd did not return to tho wroek until after sunrise. Ho know whoro the keeper of tho life saving station lived, only two and a halt miles distant, had a good bont, a free wind to go and return inside ol Ronnnko Island, nnd yet ho remained silent and indifferent for threo hours. Tho report concludes: "It is shocking to rocord that out of 81 bodtosfound, about twelvoof whom woro olTlcors, not a single trinket such ns would ho deemed a rollo by relatives of tho dead, was found on tho bodies. Watches, chains, rnonoy, and even flngor-rliigs had been stripped oft by thoso who first found thobodlOB, as thoy washed up. Good ovi- donco Is found In tho enso of Lieut. Simons, whoso third and fourth fingers of tho loft hand had been soratched and gouged by tho body robbers In their haste to socuro tholr Ill-gotten booty." A Craxy llroto. Betweon one and two o'clock on the 20th, Charles Bolburg, wiper In the shop of tho Indianapolis nnd St. Louis railroad, East Bt. Louis, attempted to murder his wifo whllo she was lying In bod asleep. He struok hor four lioavy blows on the hoad with a potato smasher, rendoring hor Inson slblo, Thinking Ills wife dead, ho shot him- solf just back ol the right tomplo with small Derringer, but this not producing tho dosirod result, ho cut two doop gashes across his loft waist, severing tho tendons and arterys, from which the blood flowed copiously. Soon afterward Mrs. Itolburg rocovored hor sonsos and found hor husband lying Insensible on the floor. By a great oflort she aroused the neighbors, a doctor was Bont for and the wounds of both attend ed to. Neither are supposed to b fatally hurt, but Bolburg Is In a critical condition from groat loss ot blood. Mr. Bolburg at, trlbutod her husband's act to temporary In sanity, caused by sickness last summer. Ho has had, she says, two or throe similar T E attacks, but In noithor of them did ho com uilt any violence. A Mood-Curdling Tragedy. A shocking tragedy occurred at Farm- vllln, Va on the 28th Inst. Col. William ltundolph Berkeley, tho eminent lawyer of that pluoo. was seated In his ofllco convers ing with Mr. Alfred Moth, cashier of tho English and American bank, when a kmn-k was hoard at tho door and Col. Berkeley got up to answer it. On opening tho door a shot was flrod from without and tho Colonel fell back with a ball in his temple. Immedi ately afterwards Captain William H. Ken nedy entered the ofllco and stepping behind Col, Berkeley's dosks, placed a pistol to his own head and fired. Mr. Moth says all he heard was a remark by Captain Kennedy as he first fired, which intimated ho had some grievance against tho colonel. It is stated that Konnody mnde throe provlous attempts on his own life and for a long tlmo has been In a moody und despondent condition. Col. Berkeley died instantly. ItonegadcM Caught and Killed. Tho following dispatch has boon for warded to Washington by Gen. McDowell to tho adjutant genoral: "General Kautz has just received the following dispatch from camp Bowlo, Arizona, dated tho IHth: Lieut s. Bucker and Tony of the Sixth cav alry, havo returned. They struck tho party that killed tho mall rider December tho 11th. east of Stein's peak range, and killed one. Five days later tliey strucK mom in old Mexico, surprised the rancheroof thirty- four Wlekeups, destroyed tho camp, cap tured sixteen horses. Ilfty saddles und a lot of stuff which the renegades had taken from tho train. Fifteen (lend bodies wore found on tho ground, with evidence that more hud been killed. The mall matter was re captured." An Engineer Assassinated. James O'Neill, a well known passon gcr locomotivo engineer on mo LnieagoA- Allon railroad, was shot di;ad in the street at Bloomlngton, 111., at 3 n. m. on the iiith. while returning home from his trip. On his testimony tho shot was mysteriously fired by an unknown hand. Homo money was found In his pockots, so that tho murder is unexplained. O'NoIll was known asahrave, fortunate, honest, peaceful and highly re. spectod man of 35 years, and lived with Ids mother 20 yearsln Bloomlngton. He never married. Activo measures are being taken to capture the assassin. Murdered by Father and Kim. Lemuel nnd Ethelliert Smith, father and son, have been arrested in Boykln De pot, Va., for tho murder of Win. II. Fuller, on the ilth instant. The son says that his lather shot Fuller twice. The eauso of the murder was revongo. More Itloters Sentenced. Ten men, convicted of riot in inter fering with mining operations, at Wllkes barre, last August, were sentenced to pay lines varying from $lu to $100. incl, Impris onment from thirty days to nine mouths, murderer Arrested. Thus. Durkin at 'Wilkosbarre, l'a., has been arrested charged with being one of the Molllo Mngulrcs that murdered oiiperinteiulont Smith, at Joaiisvillc, Nov. 5th. lmtf. Twenty Yviirs ill Prison. The notorious Northampton bank robbers, Scott and Dunlup, at Sprlnglleld, .Mass., have each been sentenced to 20 years In the State prison. GENE HAL NEWS. .lliirvelous Voyage of Discovery to the North 1'olv. A cable from London says that dipt. igglns, an Englishman, just returned from ii Jenesel and Obi rivers in Siberia, re rts that route as practical to the North de with en open sea all the way. Ho ro rts that there is an immenso commerce nto Siberia from China, dipt. Wiggins Ith Ids schooner of forty tons burden sall I from the capital of Siberia to St. Peters burg, and anchored before tho Winter since, where his vessel was visited by the niperlnl family and by great crov-ds of olde. Steps aro to bo taken to organize ine of trading steamers and thus open to the world tho marvelous timber, grain and Inernl resourcos of Slboriu. Seven tons f gold woro taken from ono mine this year. Wheat equal to that from California Is sold $15 a ton. Beef Is ono cent a pound, hero are telegraphs everywhere, and tho largo cities aid people exhibited the great Irit of outerprlso that Itussia has carried nto tho country. In England people will not credit the existence of the open sea, as reported, nor tho possibility of such a com merce. It Is only fifteen days from the Jon- Isel rlvor to London. A Fatal Collision near Omaha. An express train and freight train collided one mile onst ot Omaha on tlio20th. A dense fog provnlled at the tlmo, .and nei ther saw tho others approach until thoy were within 100 yards of each other, when englnoor Weeks on tho oxpross discovered tho freight approaching. Ho at onco re versed his onglno and applied tho air brake, when ho and his fireman jumped, tho fire man receiving no Injury, whllo Weeks es caped with a' dislocated ankle. On tho freight onglne woro Michael Mnguiro, en gineer, and Michael Callahan, llrcman; tho latter of whom was killed Instantly, nnd tho legs of tho formor cut off and his doath oc curred two hours lator. Conductor Curtis, of tho freight train, was on the onglne and jumped, saving his Hfo. The trains wore noithor moving at moro than 10 mllos por hour. The onglne of tho freight was badly wrecked, Tho passenger engine was less damaged and the train behind tho first baggage oar was very little Injured. Bitting null. Official dispatches from Big Horn post, In Montnna Territory, says two Nez Peroos have oome into camp, having beon In Sitting Bull's camp, and report that a white scout Is In tho camp of the hostilas ao a prisonor. Tho Noz Forces are anxious to loavo Bitting Bull, and aro slipping away whenever possible, but are afraid to eomo iu a body. A dispatch from Fort Buford says Sitting Bull Is reported oncampod on Itock crook and committing some depreda tions, chiefly on othor Indians. Paying Out Our Money. Since the passage of the army bill the U. S. treasury has paid out over $30,- 000,000 In currency, the greater portion of which was paid as compensation to oflicers and men of the army. The treasurer Is now paying out ovor $23,000,000 ot gold on no count ot Interest on the publlo debt, due 1st. of January next, making in all over $53, 000,000 disbursed during the past six weeks, Iienllutler'i Brleka. At a dinner of the Banks club in Bos- ton last week. Gen. Butler spoke at somo length en tho political situation. Ho de fended the President's title, but criticized his Houthern policy. About eighty promi nent representatives were present. Bunks anil others made speeches. ltig Mining Transaction. The Golden Gate Milling company of Doadwood has consummated aside of their four mines, tho Father De Smet, Golden Gale, Justice and Belcher, to Colorndooup Italistsfor the handsomo sum of $40:t.lHM). This is tho heaviest mining transaction that has occurred in the Hills. Discontinued. The President has issued an order discontinuing the Sioux city land olllce. and directing Its business and archives to be transferred to lies Moines. Iowa. There are now less than 2.HIK) acres of public lands in Iowa fully subject to disposal by the government. Died. Gen. Geo. W. McCook of Ohio, was stricken with paralysis on Christmas day at the residence of his brother, Gen. Anson G. McCook, of New York, and died on the Mill. .Iiipnu Tulles Hack Scut. The Paris Mnnitour states that Japan has denounced all commercial treaties ami resumed Its right to revise its customs at pleasure. Mllkc. In consequence of tho proposed reduc tion of wages after the holidays, one tiioiis uud Iron workers at Sheffield have struck. Carlos lloitliced. The French government has request ed Don Carlos to leave France, and he start ed for the frontier at once. THE MARKETS. Kansas City Wheat, No. 2 spring, cash. S5c bid; winter. No. 3 cash S1.1U bid. Cattle nativo stockers. $i:M; Col. Texas steers, $2.10. Hogs, packers, i:i.Wi J.Ti. New York Wheat, red wlntor.Jl.35orl.-ll Corn, mixed. G4e. Chicago Wheat, $1.0 Jan. Corn. 41(if le.Jaii. Cattle, cows, S2.UOW3.50; steers, $2.75(.3.25. Hogs, mixed packing, M.uu (rrt.lll. St. Louis W heat, No. 3, rod winter, l.rj;i cash. Corn. 4!)"4e Jan. Cattle, prime to holee steers, Sd.75(c5.(HJ; stockers, J2.5U (iiIMU. Hogs, packing, S:).!)0i..fl. 15. An Important Arrest. h-wlon Tnnwript. .lolyi llrngg Hopper with the aliases John II. Miller, Maj.-Iniiies Thomas and Charles Chapman was arrested at the Queen's Hold, l'rcdorictou, N. 1!., on Mi hi day, on a charge ol' forgeries eotnniiltcd in Augusta, (in., some time ago. Hopper is t remarkable man. lie swelled around the Vineyard lust summer tinder the alias ol' Miller, accompanied by a woman who II uncoil herscll as Alice I,. VH-lili, u wealthy widow, -.nil by iheir display drew n good' deal of attention and much compa ny, which Ihoy seemed to court. During the summer I lie lirni-nf .lames (i. liailcy .v. if Augusta, (in., rouocstcd that the Chief of Police of lllis city would look up a mini answering his description, who was suppoMil lo lie This way, who had liirgcd three drafts on I lie concern and got away with the mmiey. The case was given to detectives Wood and Currier, who soon found mil that Hopper hud been stopping at the Iti veic and Parker houses in this city. I le v knew nothing then ol li is He ll the incyaril, nut ween ine snore season closed uiev learned mai ne uao re turned o the oily, nnd was hoarding in a private family. 'They were too late to catch him, however, as upon application at I he Slate-house he had learned that lit re was a requisition for him. Home time elapsed before his whereabouts were again known, and then word came thai he was visiting a lespecialile family in Salem, in company with the widow. The dclcc lives followed him up, bill they were a lit tle behind him, he having left for the Kast, while his lady partner Went South. They kept track of him for a short time, but he warily disappeared, and was not heard ol until 'lust week, when one of the firm thai he had victimized, win) had never given up the search, tracked him to Kretloriclon, und calling upon the SI. John police had liii'.i arrested, and he is now marching to t'corgia. Hopper who is about 50 years old, has a store' which, as given to Ihe detectives by prinledjciiciilars and wtml.of ino.tlh, lnayjhc outlined as follows: He is a native'of Mary land, where he married and descried a clergyman, daughter, by whom he had two children, ue next union up m Augusta, Gil., under his wile's name, Miller, bcennie through Ins minis smart ness Ihe agent of the Cotton Life Insiir- nnee Coiiiiinnv ol the Southern states, serv ing with good repute, representing himself as a s nude man. niarrving the tiaiigmcr oi a respectable merchant, and to them four children were horn. He had agood salary mid lived iii fine stvlo. He disappeared a little over a year ago, however, and soon it wasd seovcrcd Hint the insurance com nnnv had been victimized IliO.tHM), and three forged drafts on the linn of llailcy Sons were also laid to his charge. Charleston. 8. C. . was his next field, tin- der another alias, and it is reported from that quarter that the Catholic bishop of the i occse has cause to regret i toppers ac quaintance to the amount of about Jffl.OOU during the three moniiis ine inner sojourn Cd there, lie is unc looaing, n sneei Bint, er. who made niiinv admirers in chureli and society and won ihe niiecuon oi ine fair sex with great facility. Perhaps the ndv who accompanied linn was won 10 his side bj his tillable manners and display ol wea tn. which uoon sue aiso euiiei loseessed or aided him in lavishly disiri billing. They were hospitable and correct in their ucportincnl wnercver iney wcin, nnd the onlv thimr that broke the spell at tho Vineyard was the discover that the Muior stole from tho money drwer at the Sea View House, a little circmstanco that was overlooked upon restitution being made. To Breed IMgfl SuceesMfiilly, From the experience of successful swino breeders it is pretty well cstntjlisn- cd that to keep pigs growing and thrifty all winter, it is important to give them dry, warm placo to sleep ; good drink. either warm slop or fresh pmmieu wator and to keep not too many hogs in an en closure, and they ns nearly as possible of a size. If you have large and small to gether, the big ones will run over the littlo, and they will not got their share of food. There U. pinch more danger of cholera or emdemio diseases where tl conditions mentioned abovo are dis regarded than where hogs are kopt thrifty nnd growing, and cortaiuly there is more profit. A drv. warm bed is cheap luxury for hogs in winter, and every farmer should prepare a shed and plenty of material in the fall. CRISIS a high Lin: tuaoiedy. The Piirtli-H In High Modal Mtandlng mil Itrlnted to the lleecherM. ChicntfoTrilmnc Nkw Yohk, Dec. 'JO. In the line brown stone mansion located in Monroe nlacc. one of the most fashionable neigliliorfiooils in HriHiklyn, Charles 10. Johnson, of this city, shot and seriously wounded ins wile to-day, while the hitler held llieir infant child in her arms. Johnson is JO years of age, and married a mile over a year ago, The marriage took place in the house where to day the husband allcmptcd mur. der. The ceremony was performed by the llcv. 1 leiiry Vardl leeelicr, who is connected Willi Hie family. The event intruded much attention aiiioiiL'lliciH'oiilcon'ashion in both cities by reason of Ihe high social standing and wealth ot the contracting panics, i he voiing couple went to keeping house, but their happiness hardly outlived Ihe honey moon. Johnson, although not a man of dissipated liahils, had an uticonlrolablc temper. According lo Hie account of her friends hocontanlly ill-treated hcr.Sho bore her sull'erings a long time, but a few weeks since complained to her lather, ,Mr. It. S. llciiedicl. Mr. Benedict spoke to John. son's father, proprietor of the Twcnly lliiril street stage line, about, the matter, but he was unable apparently to control his son. The ill treatment continuing, .Mrs. Johnson, Jr., about a week ago, during the absence of her husband, took herchilp ami Ms nurse lo her father s. Today about two o'clock, while Mr. liciicdifl's family were at dinner, Ihe door bell was rung. The servant girl said Mr. .lolinson wanted to sec .Mrs. .Johnson. Her mother expressed a determination to he present nt the interview. Mother nnn laughlcr entered the parlor, the latter car rying her mlani child in her anus. Jolm- ii looked pale, lie uilorined his moth- Ul-law lie wished to see ins wile alone. Mrs. licticilict said she thought it would lie holier for her to remain. Mrs. John- i then interfered and requeued her nollier to leave. As soon as Mrs. licne- let loll, Johnson demanded Ins child. lis wife said she could not give up the hild. They were rtiuiding at' the folding xirs, Hie husband next to Hie back room. lo turned quickly, and, putting his hand his pocket, said: "I'll shoot you." .Mrs. Johnson screamed, and, clasping her iliy, ran through the hall toward the base men! stairs. She had gone hut a step or when her husband cninc out ol the back parlor, and, standing over Ins wile, lired al her. The ball entered the front of the right shoulder and passed out at the over point of Ihe breast bone. 'Ihe baby trimly escaped, anil .urs. jonnson was tight by her sislcr nl ine hhii oi ine siairs. A policeman was called, nnd Johnson was rested before he could leave the house. le retuses lo make any statement. Ihe mini is not thought lalal. Mrs. John- son's sister is the wife of Col. Henry Hooch- one of Henry W ard's sons. .Mrs. John n charged her husband with assault with ntcnt to kill, and lie was locked up. THAT HIV Kit JI0NSTEK. Attack u I'roi! nee Hunt on the .111m. NlNMlppl. Nut, he. IMii'icmt. A low weeks ago wo published Ihe par nlars of a sca-numslor, as rclalcd by a iw-boat captain. I he captain ot Hie low- nit described the monster as resoinniing immense snake with a bull dog head mil a pelican bill about ten feel long. It In .1 the water mlo loam with Us tail, id snouted obliuue streams ol water torly ot high. The monster attacked the barges hioli the low-boat had in tow. Alter it lisappoarod Ihe captain examined Hie irge nnd lound a splinter Iroin Us lull iiiliediled in tnc liinnei, u nion nc sum re sembled ivory. At Ihe tune ol publishing ine uoovc wc felt a little inclined lo doiilil Ihe monster lory, bill now, after having ourselves in terviewed two gentlemen who have seen it, e really think there is a big sea monster in the Mississippi river. The gentlemen whom wc iniervicwcii say Hint on the night of the Dili inst., while Hunting down Ihe Mississippi river on ("apt. Kd linker's produce boat, when near Island Xo. II."), they were started by a very loud splash in the wider, and as they had hoard of the great monster they were much frightened. 'Ihoy saw a dark object not inure than eighty yards from the boat, and for the first lime saw Ihe huge monster. It is swimming ut a pretty last rule toward the boat, and it made as much noise as the slo.-imer li. K. Lee. It came on, and as it iiearod the boat it suddenly turned lo (he ;hl, striking the stern oar and Knocking I overboard. John toughlm and lmu Kelly alone remained on the roof, the hid- ,.. I. ... .- I., tl.n ....I. nice oi nil; tiuv uinuii; iriuuu in uu v,, 1 lie monster came near enough to en- ible those two gentlemen to get a full view h in. They nidged linn lo be about sixlytive lectin length. His lsidy was Unpen like a sniiae, ll is tan loriieu use a I s i. and had a mil like uiatoi a pelican, His bill was fully six feet in length. He had a long flowing black main like a horse. When ho swam Ins head was eight lect above the water. It was a grand sight to see linn move down the river. .Messrs. Coughlin and Kelly tell us that it was im possible toinducc the crew to comcoiit that nitrht. The pilot. Mr. McCtine tlcorgo. was finally led out ny ins wne wno assureu mm unit tnc greai monster nan ucpnncu. Capt. linker s pout is now monreu at our liuidiiig al the loot nt iilain street. All ni his crow except ono man has abandoned her, and Capt. linker says it is impossible to gel a crew, as the men lama tlio mon stcr is slill Inllowing them. Hlmon anil the Widow. Wsshlnirt.li Piximtch to UwChlcaitu TimM, Simon Cameron was hero last weak, but not on political business. He came quict- , saw lew people, and, hut lor nn nccl nlal meeting in Baltimore, nobody outside a select circle would havo known of his visit to flic national captital. Tho busi ness which brought the venerable ex-senator was entirely personal. The hearing in the celebrated case ol Ulivcr vs. Camer on was set for litis term of court, hut for reasons best known lo the agcu Lothario lie sought and obtained a postponement. It seems that Ins cltorte to cilcct a compro mise with the widow Oliver havo failed, becase she is not to be bought off cheaply. Sho demands a irood round sum to compen sate her for squandered affection, as well as for more serious damages. Cameron pore it seems, objected to the price demanded, and meant to light it out, but Cameron 01b, who slipped into Cameron pore's sencto rial shoes, docs not want tlio scandall the suit must cause if it comes to an issue in the courts; and so Simon came horo quiet ly lost week to consult his lawyer ana sec what could bo done toward securing better terms than the widows lawyer's have been demanding. "What is your chief consolation in lifn?" iwknd ft niwtnr nf a vnunD ladv in his biblo class. The young lady blushed and hesitated, but on tho question being repeated, the ingenious maidon said: "I don't like to tell his name, but I have no objection to toll you where lie Uvea." CHRISTIAN' RUSSIA. Tho Woveniment of Poland a Itceord of Cruelty anil Oppression. Fall Mall Gswtte. Sentimental admirors of Russian poli cy would bo much assisted in forming a conclusion as to tho happiness that awaits any Eastern provinces which the holy empire may compter if they would lirst visit Itussian 1'olanil. wiissinn cruelty has only been Been dimly through n haze, because l oiauu is nir oil and tlio means ot collecting linornia tion thero are few nnd precarious. Thero is no independent Polish press. A l'ole who should write letters from Warsaw to Western newspapers would soon be detected and sent to Siberia. If an Englishman visits Toland ns a tourist, ho finds tho natives fearful to speak tho truth, for they well know what it might cost tnem to ut so whence he fulls back for his facts upon tho polito ltussian officials who arc always eommiinicutivo about tilings to their own advantage, and perhaps he goes away with tho impression that, since the Poles continue to buy and sell ami aro not flogged in tho streets, they cannot bo so wretched nfter all. Nevertheless, books full of fearful re cords havo been published by Polish gentlemen of unimpeachable good faith, and tlio extollcr of lltissian chivalry might learn the truth from them if he pleased. Ho might also learn it from Polish refugees, who aro not scarce in England or France, nnd whoso tales of atrocities arc by no means things to smile on. After tho crushing of tho Polish re bellion of 18(!.'t"l which tho Russians hnd fomented for somo years with a view tn more thoroughly crushing it the policy inaugurated ivy tho conquer ors was that of totally eradicating the national element in tho country, hv- ery laud owner who had not taken an ictivo part against tho insurgents hud his property confiscated nnd was exiled ; all who had personally joined in the ie bellion, and could bo caught, were trans ported to Siberia, and aro there still, if alive. Women and girls shared the fate of the men, so did boys. In some disaffected bstnets whole villages wcro transported, and by a refinement of cruelty, the rule which allows ordinary criminal convicts to correspond at intervals with their friends was not applied to tneso political offenders, so that the poorer among them, who could not bribe itinerant Jew merchants to carry letters for them and bring back replies, have been en tirely cut off from the miter world. To this day Polish refugees in England who write to the ltussian Government to impure whether their fathers, moth ers, or brothers are living obtniu no an swers, nor is it of tlio slightest use for them to send money iu hopes that it will reach Siberia. Unco I'olaud had boon cleared of its rebel population. German nnd Russian immigrants had put into the vacant peasant holdings, tho larger estates wcro given to court favorites who seldom reside on them but leave tho management to their agents. The next thing was to prohib it tho use of tho Polish language in schools and its use in commercial trans actions, in public documents and even in churces. In 1807 tho nttrmpt made iguinst tlio Czar's life m Pans, by liez- ezowski, induced tho government to dis miss all French teachers from the schools, and now French is not taught. Tho Polo is bound to learn Russian. He could not get on without it, for ev ery ollicnu, irom ine nignesi io me pet tiest, insists upon being addressed in that tongue. Tho publication of books or newspapers in Polish has been made a penal offense, and the I'olisn works accumulated in private libraries have long ago been seized. The press cenor ship may bo evaded in Russia, but not iu Poland, where information is only allowed to penetrato through tho med ium of the official journals and works which received tho imprimntnr of the Public instruction .Department at St. Petersburg. Strangors on arriving in the country nro stripped not only of their books and periodicals, but even of such scraps of newspapers as they may have used to wrap up their boots, ami these aro only restored to them when they rocross the frontier. Polish boys aro educated out of Russian histories, which treat of their country with con tempt, and nt tho university they have to sit still while professors demonstrate to them that their patriot fathers were brigands. Public spirit has boon stamped out by this implacnblo tyran ny : but resignation offers no defense against the ill treatment of officials, for it is part of the government system to make tho Poles feel the yoke constantly on their necks. A Polo who is molest ed by a Russian brings his case before Russian niuges, and can not get redress. If a Russian is molested by a Polo, man or woman, the latter is thrown into prison, and flogged. Polish women have been forbidden to wear mourning because they used to nttire themselvet in black on national anniversaries. Thev also come to trouble if their cos tumes show any assortment of scarlot and white, which are the national colors, All the professions, even the medical. have been closed to Poles who refuse to take an oath which would make them renegades to their country's ennse and to their religion, for the first pledge exaotod of a Christian Polo who sub mits," as the term goes, is that he shall embrace the Russian orthodox faith Failing this, he can not open a shop in his own name, nor buy land, nor become a school teacher, when he has served his term of ten years in the army (and no money can buy his exemption) he may oome back and till tlio sou, or work as a merchantile clerk, or enter into secret partnership with a Jew trader. Married to a Nobleman. Ban Vrandiioo CatL One of Lydia Thompson,! bnrlesqne actresses uamno uuoois, wno journey ed all over America, dancing olog dsno es and singing nursery hymns, has had the good fortune to win the affection of Hon. Wyndnam Stanhope, who hag wedded her. They sail for Australia this week, for the ostensible purpose of benefiting the bridegrooms health, others say to out society for a while. KILLED BV A MA.NIAC SOX. The Terrible Fata of a Muppmed Mew York tatlier Dealer. Kanna City Tlmoth There came in on the Kansas Pacific last night Deputy Sheriff Knowlton, of Sher man County, Kansas. He had in charge a young man named Arthur G. Wells, a ma niac. Iu 1875, a young man arrived at Merri weather's riiuch,on Heaver Creek, and applied for work as herder or cow lioy. Not wanting any assistance, Col. Mcrri wcather referred the young man to some Tcxiins who were herding alsmt ten miles west. He returned a few days afterward and applied for board, and offered to at tend tle cattle henl gratis, if he could he permitted, lleing a quiet, honest-looking youth, lis was permitted to remain in the dugout, or cave, and subsequently engaged iu herding, lie would remain out ut night, and he absent sometimes tor two or three days. He had un abhorrence for writing or reading, and appeared to be al ways in dread of something. On his re turn I'll mi one of his long trips Irom the ranch, he brought an old man whom he introduced ns his lather. Iney went away, nnd titter a 'ew weeks' absence re turned, and seemed lo la- engaged in pur chasing entile and herding. They did not want for money, nnd the old inaii made frequent trips in Wallace for letters. They soon censed lo excite remark or curiosity among Hi" herders, and were left lo them. ,lotil three weeks ago the Wells herd. numbering about one hundred and fifty head ot entile was then scattered and with. out a herder. Last Sunday three caltlc men rode down to Hie Wells ciinip. in a ra vine on Denver Creek, and were surprised to find three dead ponies and several dead logs lying in front ol Ihe cave, or dug-out in the bank. Xo signs of life was visible outside. The door was found unfastened ind on entering a terrible scene was wit nessed. The headless body of old man Wells was found near Ihe entrance to Hie cave. I lie young mini was iceliutng on n liertii, or lunik, iu Hie furthers! end of the 1 1 1 1 1 1 V lighted den, evidently n-deep. Mieii aroused he sprang from the lied with some thing in his anus which was wrapped in n blanket, lie nllcmpted to shoot the intrud ers, but was promptly seized, and in the struggle Hie head of his lather rolled out of the blanket. He wits a raving maniac. An examination ol' the papers and cor respondence showed that Ihe old man was lj. A. Wells, lonnerly a dealer in leather and hides, Xew York cily. His son had been accused of some crime the corres pondence and Ihe papers found seemed lo li'lieato murder ot his wile. Ills lather had followed him out to Kansas and was mdeavoring lo reclaim his boy, lint lost his il'e in the attcript. He is being taken lo Xcw York by direction of his mother, and will be placed iu an asylum. He is violent at times hut is closely guarded. CiuvlcMH Fni-mei-H. Country (ienlli-niail. It is almost impossible for a careless farmer to be prosperous. How often do we hear of sonic unexpected failure in tho commercial world? We look for tho cause of this disnstvr, and find that. tho niei'cliunt was engaged in unprotitii lilo trade, or perhaps somo faithless clerk has robbed his master. Tho fail ure is duo to any ono of a dozen causes which proper oversight might have cor rected. When a merchant has realized the ambitious dreams of his earlier mer cantile career, ho neglects those habits of business which insure his success, and failure is the result. And it is tho samo in anv business or occupation. Rut with an unsuccessful farmer, lack of success is still more directly traceable to tirelesstioss ol tlio mini himself. ( are- lesKiiess in farming is manifested in many different ways, each seemingly un important. The careless farmer is careless of his own personal appearance, indillciit to the wants ot his laniily, and negligent ot his hto?k.. Personally, ho is deficient iu spirit and enterprise. As to his family, it satisfies him if his wifo does all tho herd drudgery, andasks few favors. His lnldrcn must not care tor education, for societykto leavo the farm, orfonuiy thing except to wait upon his pleasure. His crops are planted, cultivated nnd harvested in a slipshod sort of manner that loaves only a small margin lor pro fit, llis stock is inferior, and he loses a few head from disease every spring. His tools (if he havo improved tools) soon decay from exposure to tho ele ments and negligent use. He has less stock, lighter crops, and more debts than his more careful neighbor. Such a farm er, however, does not only continue con tracting debts and liabilities until hcean go no farther and thero is an extensive ailnro luvolvmg Hundreds oi otner msiness men, but he buys something that he does not need (perhaps a top buggy or a machine), or he hireB some one to (lo work that he could do hini" If. He has not the money to pny down iind gives his note, which is as good as cusli. However, wneu me uoic in uue, his creditor must wait n few days, and this is repeated too freipieiit.y and al ways by asking moro days of grace, so that at last to secure nis deius unit oo tiiin credit ho must mortgage his stock, ami a chattel mortgage is followed by a mortgage on his farm. I hero are many other reasons why a farmer should fail. Ho mav have been unfortunate, pcruaps ho has lost some stock from accident or disease. His crops may have been light and growing lighter. He may havo oc casionally sold his stock or crops in an unfavorable market, ltieso aro an ap parent reasons for his failure, but back of all this is tlio man himself. Prcvallnce of onr !ommon IHHeam'Min Japan. Dr. Stuart Eldridge of Yokohama, a distinguished phyician, who has had a long and varied experience in this country in hospital-work and as an act ivo practnoner, has lurnisned me witn the following data at my request: "Scarlet fever, ahnol unknown, never epidemic. Diphtheria, almost unknown, never epedemio. Scvorer forms of bowel-disease, such as dysentery and diar rhoea, very rare. Malarial diseases of so vero nature uncommon! even the mild er forms in most localities not common. Typhoid nnd typhus rarely epidemic, tho latter uncommon." with these facts before ns, let us examine the conditions of living among these people. It is well known that their houses are so arranged that the winds blow through them frum one end to the othor. In summot they are eutirely open. A Having Bank Victim's Suicide. San Francisco Chronicle. Yesterday morning a cook on the James town found some clothes on tlio Vallcjo street wharf. Papers wcro found which proved lo belong to Kobcrt G. Crawford, a discharged Boldicr from tlio United States army. Tho man committed Buicide by drowning. On tho fly leaf of a psalm book bo Bays he commits tho act because oi tue failure ol lua savings bank, ne writes on another page Unit he took laudanum for five nights, 2 ounces each night, but it had no effect on him, and he now takes the bath to got rid of tho world, and the savings bonk robbers may have their day next In another place he writes in large letters, "Ralston bath," and thon gives his age as 63, and state that he commits the act be cause he was broken down by the .savings banks and is now unable to gel employ.