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Aad now why can't Stultj Mat
thews be sent down to the Mexican
frontier with afresh supply of con
cilietloa for the Mexican batchers.
The Oskaloosa Herald wants Lieut
If.* H. Needham elected Sergeant-at
Arai of the Senate. Nsedham was
a gallant soldier and would fill the
bill well.
Register Of the one hundred
member! ol Jhe Iowa House of Rep
ressatatives, niaefty-niae are carpet
baggers. The Senate has fifty mem
bers aad all but two are carpet bag
Kiak D. Moulton, of Brooklyn
notorious for hla connection with the
Beecher trial, la telling what he knows
about cheeee at the Dairyman's Asso
datloa now in session at Chicago.
Mite-r little he knows about it, we
should guess.
The California Legislature, on
Tuesday, elected J. T. Farley (demo
craftjytoted States Senator, by
st^Mpp|r vote. He is to take the
plA wlwB. A. A. Sargent, whose
tsija of offlce will oxpire in 1879
Nfwtell as who Parley Is?
BBCENTLT oar Supreme Court has
attrtned the constitutionality of the
law pained by the Sixteenth General
AjftijMy/^toaWag ft «ttu»
townshipe voting taxes in aid of the
building of railroads. AH the judges
concurred la the opinion except Jus
tiee Beck.
That enterprising newspaper the
Oskaloosa Herald, this week, issues a
holiday supplement the full size of
the paper, filled with very interest
ing matter. They have shipped their
old prees to Chicago and will soon
receivs another and then will enlarge
the Herald. No paper in the inter
ior of Iowa is so well patronized by
business men in the way of advertis
ing as the Herald.
KOSSUTH has a word to say about
this Russian war, and he is tolerably
emphatic, Among.his points is this:
"If St. Petersburg aad Vienna should
divide therms «f the torn Turkish
emp% yo4ir"
The Nt%c York Timet, Republican,
seems Jo thiajc_Uiatthe chief claim of
II mi tiwr- pw»»
tion to which be was recently nomin
ated lies In the fact that he is a native
.of Massachusetts, to which Judge Lo
irin, his predecessor, belonged and it
iProceeds to grace his accession to the
tbeneh with these choice compliments:
"Mr. Davis has not been 'credited
with the possession of a judicial mind,
and his practice of law haa been quite
limited. He has, 'however, occupied
a subordinate position in the state de
partment, aad has usually managed
to hold a comfortable foreign diplom
atic appointment through all the polit
ical changes in the United States for
last thirty years.
Important Decision.
In the case of Cochrane et al vs
Deentr et al, from the Supreme Court
of the District, the United States Su
preme Court has rendered a deci
sion denying the motion to set aside
the decree and dismiss the bill. This
is known as the patent process flour
case, and it was charged that there
had been collusion between the par
ties prior to the hearing, and to such
an extent as would be taken notice of,
as affecting the decree. The court
failed to find any evidence of collu
sion, but it is said that, under the
circumstances, third parties, who
had ao opportunity of being heard,
and whose interests, as opposed to
Cochrane patents, are very Important
and ahould aot be excluded from
moving for further hearing when
ever a fature caee may be presented
for consideration,
Give us .the silver dollar, by all
means, but don't compel us to shut
our eyes to the sanction of a false
hood, which proposes to call that a
silver dollar which is only ninety-one
Ninflrf oae oeata in what? Wha*
silveFm cvmonetixed we suppose II
will b|%mrth a dollar, for it will be*
standard for a dollar. The idea of
putting enough sliver tn a dollar
piece to make It worth aa much ae a
dollar ia fold, aa the two metals now
stand, does aot take into coneidera
tion the fact that remonetlxatioa will
of Itself appreciate the coin to a sub
stantial par with gold. That's what
so good a monometalist as Wells says
it will do, aad if so the JournaV* plan
wonld£make a new weighs dollar la
silver worth so much more than gold
as to drive it out of circulation aa be
fore. We are inclined to think that
the Journal don't understand what It
Is talkiag about—Jeter-Ocean.
ComatiMiMMr Gen. McCormick
iMMVfPopen aa office this week
in Newtpfc whare be will receivs
applications for apace, and giva all
aoedfhl laformattoa to exhibitor* at
the Paris exposition Several aailiag
vessels are to be aaad in carrying,
and QM at—mar will be reserved to
cany good* thai coma in late. These
vessels are to leave the same port,
which will probably be New York,
to which point all goods mnst be
shipped. Xtis a queetloa yet to be de
teralaed, whether exhibitors mast
pay freight to New York. Regala-
•I MS *Mtkt
elapslbwM^ie ftassians, the Prn«
sians, aad the Italliaas would divide
Austria aud Hungary among them
selves, perhaps leaving something of
the booty to Wallachia, as the reward
of subserviency to Bussia. This is as
true afthat there la a God."
HAKBBBQ BUTLER pretends to labor
hard lb
("Stoat or Patterson in South
CarMgta^He nrges that the prosecu
tioiW Patterson be dropped. This
is according to agreement, and Butler
wants to make a show of standing by
his agreement. Gov. Hampton de
clines to permit the prosecution to
stop, and demands that it be pushed
with vigor. Hampton will prevail.
He wants to drive Patterson out of
the Senate, so that he can have his
plaoe. If Patterson will resign his
seat in the Senate, Hampton will join
Butler in dismissing the prosecution
and all the rest of the kuklux would
acquiesce at once, as well as the whole
democratic party.
this and other Betters
laws of France
i exhibition are soon to
The tweaty tatal
-J.*** appointed byt_
Freel$*||p aot bathed at pres
ent, as that* Is ao a
etfft erthslr ser
vices beffcn February at tfca Unit
The President said to-day that the*
ssslstsat oomHssloners would ba as-'
perts eitheria scientific, agrleaHaral,
mechanical or mercaatile parsalts.
Gen. MeComldt thinks this govern
ment will have a Mr 4tepl»y. Ha
will not leave for Paris before aext
J««nN* aoMMirfef
of the Haw York
pointments in the Senate, asks, "What
next and says: "Will any sensible
man dispute that the Republicans of
the Senate represent the substantial
Republicans ol the country? If, then,
the President be the honest, well
meaning Republican we take him to
be, be will aim to bring about a good
understanding with the Senate. He
certainly owes it to the Republicans
who elected him."
It does seem to us that the Journal
puts this point fairly and that it is nn
answerable. With but really one
single exception the Republican Sen
ators are united ae against the policy
of the administration in part, and in
no case, thus far, has the administra
tion been able, on a point of difference,
to rally more than a half dozen Re
publicans to aid it. Can it be, after
the extreme toleration exhibited by
the Republicans of the Senate and the
deliberate, unlmpassioned stand they
have taken, that so large a body of
able, honest Republicans are all
wrong and the President and Evarts
and Schurz right.
Certain it is that the large body of
Senators are more likely to be right.
Again, it mnst be a conceded fact,
that the Senators have the Republican
party sustaining them to a very large
extent, leaving but a very meagre
portion to favor the administration.
The appstfitfhent, by the Senate, of
a strong committee to investigate the
relations of oar government with the
republic of Mexico, has certainly
some considerable significance.
It must be conceded that the action
of our government in pursuing
predatory bands into the territory of
Mexico, with our troops, is a novel
proceedure. The presence of the
troops of one nation upon the terri
tory of another under the circum
stances which surrounded this case
an exceedingly uncommon occur
rence. Add to this the action of
the democracy of the Lower House
of Congress, in tacking on to the ar
my appropriation bill, a clause re
quiring the President to station
some four thousand troops upon the
Texan frontier, together with the
constant embroilment that now exists
there, and we have sufficient to at
tract anxious attention to that quar
ter, The significance therefore, that
we might draw from all this is, that
there is a probability that war
with Mexico might be the result of
all this work, and that perhaps some
body would rather like to see war
and to that end some of the occurren
cesare intentionally brought about.
Grave and able Senators are not tak
ing this action unless they bolieve
the subject demands investigation.
We trust it is not a part of the con
ciliation policy to provide a little
Mexicau bloodletting to interest
southern kuklux with.
THF. state of Tennessee is heavily
in debt and don't pay the Interest on
it. There does not seem to be any
disposition manifested by the demo
cratic rulers to pay principal or inter
est. Her creditors have become al
larined and have finally consented to
take fifty cents on the dollar, if the
state will issue new bonds in lieu of
the old ones and make provision for
the payment of interest. The Legis
l/UujeLJinw*ver i VWI i
dlnte the whole debt/ wipe It out
and begin anew.
The business men of the state are
now alarmed at the menace of pub
lic rascality, fearing the result in a
commercial way, and are petitioning
the Legislature not to repudiate. The
state of Mississippi, some thirty years
ago, under the lead of Jeff Davis,
repudiated her debt, and the state
has been repudiated in the money
markets ot the world, ever sincc.
It was very fitting that Davis the
knave, should culmiuate in Davis the
arch traitor. We are not surprised
that now the states once in rebellion,
have dropped back again into the
hands of the democracy, they are
plotting repudiation. Even in Old
Virginia the repudiation scheme has
almost obtained tho power. In such
states is where democracy flourishes.
There never was and there never will
be, a republican state in this nation,
found thus playing the part of a
Since the above was written, later
news indicate that the Legislature is
likely to close with the creditors on
the basis of fifty cents on the dollar.
EL PASO couaty in Texas, upon the
Mexican border, is settled, in part, by
former Mexicans, or Greasers, and it
would appear as though the Greasers
are by far the most numerous in that
region. The balance of the popula
tion of the county and these Greasers
have got into a quarrel about a salt
lick, and this is really the foundation
of the insurrection now in progress
there, and which has cost several lives
already. It is possible that Mexi
cans from acroee the river have come
over in some force to help out their
kith and kin residing on American
|oil. Gov. Hubbard, of Texas, has
oalled upon Uncle Sam to send his
troops to put down this insurrection,
claiming that it is beyond his power
to quell the
Uncle Sam responds promptly as he
onght to do.
If, however, colored men in any
portion of Texas were being mur
dered and deprived of their proper'
ty and rights by armed bands of
whites, Gov. Hubbard would find no
occasion to call on Uncle Sam, and if
the general government undertook
to interfere and protect the rights of
American citizens, democracy would
raise such a howl as only the inmates
of Pandemonium could imitate. Now
the AM* is that the Greasers residing
on American soil, like any other for
aigners, save that we must confess
they are mighty poor stock, are en
gaged In a scrimmage with the rest
of their neighborf, over disputed
rights, and it would not surprise us
at all If the bottom facta would show
that the Greasers had the right of it.
Is this not a proper place in El
Paso county for the trial of the policy
of conciliation Both sides have got
vaated rights there—they have both
got homes there and hence most live
together, and this being so, let us
have them conciliated but we pro
test that there mnst be aome sort of
justice in this trial of conciliation
It won't do to carry out just the old
practice of placing the dot of one of
ttw contestants upon the necks of the
4#ers. Let each aide have fair treat'
•Mnt, and if one side or the other
mm't be fair, why, let that side feel
the points of Federal bayonets.
THE Inter-Ocean gives the follow
tig complete history of the El Paso
disturbance. As the facts come to
UffM turns out as we expected,
that it is an insurrection and
iavastoa. The Inter-Ocean
in Texas, some distance
common property to the peoplo liv
ing in the Rio Grande Valley, on both
sides of the river. After the salt
lake district was included in Texas
several attempts were made by Amer
icans to get possession of the lakes
and levy toll upon all salt taken away.
The people of the county opposed this
and the lakes have been free to Mex
ican and American alike.
Recently an attempt was made to
levy toll upon the salt, manufactured
at the lakes or ponds, that touched
the interest of the people of El Paeo,
a name given to settlements that ex
tend on tho Mexican side of the Rio
Grande for ten or fifteen miles, and
the people of San Elizario, a town on
the American side. The Mexican
population on the American side is
argely in the ascendant, and all op
posed to interference in the salt busi
ness. There grew out of this new at
tempt to levy toll, a feud between the
Mexican or native residents of the
Texas county and the American resi
dents of the same county. Judge
Howard, an American resident, was
a leader on one side, and an Italian,
named Cardls, a leader on the other.
A few months ago Howard, acting as
tho agent for persons claiming to be
the owners of the salt ponds, became
involved in a difficulty with Cardis
and shot him. This caused so much
indignation against Howard that he
was compelled to leave the county
and take refuge at Presidio. The kil
ling of Cardis intensified the antago
nism between the two parties in El
Paso county, and the Governor of
Texas sent a squad of twenty etate
troops to San Eliiario to preserve the.
After the arrival of the state troops
Judge Howard returned to bis home,
and delivered himself to the civil au
thorities. The anti-Howard, or anti
toll party, made an attempt to lynch
Howard, and the state troops in an
attempt to defend him, were sur
rounded and a fight ensued. The
state troops were overpowered, and
the dispatches state that Howard and
others were lynched.
This is a bad state of affairs, but it
must be remembered that the people
who defy the authoritity of the state
are residents of the state it is not a
conflict between Americans and Mex
icans, but is defiance of the state law
by lawless men ot the border. The
Governor of Texas asked for United
States troops to suppress the trouble,
and the few troops now hurrying to
the point will, without doubt, be able
to keep the peace.
IN the political canvas in Ohio last
fall Gen. Jame^ A. Garfield and Geo.
Pendleton held several joint dis
cussions. At oue of these, Pendleton
asked Garfield about the passage of
the demonetizing act of '73. It must
be remembered that Garfield was then
a member of the House and Chair
man ol the Committee upon Appro
priations. Garfield, in answer, says:
"My friend put the categorical
question to ine whether, at the time
tlie law passed, I was aware of the ef
fect that law would have. Perhaps I
ought to be ashamed to say so, but it
is the truth to say that I, at that time
being chairman of the Committee on
Appropriations,and having my hands
overfull during all that time with
work, I never read the bill. 1 took
it upon the faith of a prominent Dem
ocrat and a prominent Republican,
and I don't know that I voted at all.
There was no call of the ayes and
noes, and nobody opposed that bill
that I know of. It was put through
as dozens of bills are. as my friend
and I know, in Congress, on the faith
of the report of the chairman of the
committee therefore, I tell you, be
ause it is the truth, that I have no
knowledge about it.
Beyond question silver was thus de
monetized by a very few men, without
the observance of most of the mem
tiers of Congress and without the
niiwieugg v.
Senator M. C. Butler, of South
Carolina, made a speech at Columbia,
in reply to a serenade last Wednes
day night, in which he did not speak
very affectionately of the administra
"Was there any law for the admis
sion of Kellogg from Louisana? It
was a flagrant outrage on that gallant
sister state of ours. There was no
law for that, and none to seat Corbin,
but I tell you that I know whereof I
speak when I say that the Radical
majority of the Senate had deter
mined to seat Corbin, and 1 now say,
with regret and reluctance, that the
man, whom I think I am not stigma
tizing too severely when 1 say that he
procured his present position through
fraudulent methods, threw the entire
weight of his administration, backed
by his friends, to perpetuate this out
rage on South Carolina, and seat this
man Corbin.'1
Massacre Butler is not conciliated
much by the Policy. This, however,
can be no disappointment to anybody
but a ninnybead. Who, with five
grains of common sense, ever sup
posed that such a benighted mind
and heart as Butler possesses any
thing right and true could proceed
from it.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, on the stand,
in the great will case, relates how he
was put in the insane asylum at one
time, through the agency of his broth
er William, who said Cornelius could
only be saved from the penitentiary
by so doing, because he had forged a
Cornelius says:
"I told him I was perfectly inno
cent, and I teas perfectly innocent.
It was two years before I spoke to
William again on the subject. I saw
my father in the Fall. My mother
was present. Mother alluded to my
arrest and said: 'Father, William
planned the whole thing out, and got
some one to forge the checa and offer
it He expected you were going to
die, and wanted to get Cornelius out
of the way.' She denounced his con
duct in severe terms. Father said
Well, this is a funny world. Per
haps it is all for the best' Mother
said, speaking of Dr. Linsly 'He'd
swear every child she bad into the
lunatic asylum if father told him to
do so.' Mother told ffcther that Wil
liam had always been lying about
The Regitter says a petition as fol
lows, was circulated in Des Moinss,
yesterday, and received numerous
The citizens of Des Moines, without
regard to party affiliation, who are in
favor of reform in the financial policy
of the government, are requested to
meet at the Court House, on Satur
day evening, Dec. 22,1877, at 7 o'clock,
for the purpose of taking into consid
eration the propriety of demanding
that our Representatives in Congrees
shall support the bill for the repeal
of the reeumption act, a bill for the
fall reetoration of the silver dollar,
aad such other legislation as shall
tond to relieve the financial distrees
of the country.
A Washington special to the Inter
Ocean says:
The President is understood to have
eelected Congressman Jamee Wilson,
of Iowa, to be Commissioner at the
Paris Exposition aa one of the agri
cultural experts. Mr. Wilson's rec
ord in Congress, in dealing with
questions involving the farming in
terests of the country, gave him a
reat reputation among agricultar
and probably there was never an
abler practical farmer in political life
than he. He is a thorough student
and observer, and, if the Pnetdaat
makes as admirable selections in ev
ery caee, this country will reap a
ery case, this country will reap a
great advaatage from the reports of
the Expoeition Commissioners.
Anther Mae Toward Manhood.
F»ia tte Sea Visaalsiia Call I esiisa Letter
.Jtis realiy the Aot that jauaty En
glish gtrieara aow raisiagthe hat by
way of ackaowledgiaie how, the
sane as tbs asatlsiaia l^. The hat
the Iater-Oetaa.
MM. sraMcn.
Do« aay one ean aaght Aw fctMM
Doe* any oae thiak of UM o»
Uaonwboce tired, bent tboaldeii
_Tbe cam of the fmmilT com*?
Tfce fctfcer who etriTee for TO
tolls oa from day aa today,
Alihowli hla Mepe ever go ilowar,
And file dark lock* are tarsiaf to
Soee aaj
one think of the doe-blue
He'a called upon dally to pay,
MU lner bllla, oolleft bills, doctor bills,
There tm some kiada of bills every day.
Like a pettaat bone la a tnadmUl,
He work* oa from mora
bur natil night,
Doe* aay one thiak be is Una,
Does aaj one make hi* boa*
I* it right, Jast beeatue he looks troubled,
To aay he'a as eiots as a hear?
Kind words, little actions of kindness,
ivivsi iiHi «Nuvia vi uaui
Mixbt banish his bordn of care,
risfbryoahaiseverao aaxions.
Be will Ml for yon while yet be may lire
Ia return be only aaks kindness,
And sneb pay ia easy to fire.
Won item
Turkish beggars sufferers of the
present war in the East—ha
vs pnt in
an appearance. One of these mendi
cants presented himself at the door of
an np-town residence, a few morn
ings since, with his hat extended in a
supplicatory maaner, aad muttering
"Allah Blshmallah goloanes rusta
chuk," or something that way. When
a cross dog came ap and seized
moBibfal of Ma
The Keaper Osaaty (lias.)
Mrs. Chisholm told a correspon
dent of the Cincinnati Gazette that
the murderers of her husband were
all old residents. There were Catho
lics, Presbyterian elders aad two
Methodist class leaders—one of them
an exhorter,' who had often told Mr.
Chisholm he would be a first-rate
man—"all he lacked was religion,"
and he wanted him "to give hie neart
to Chriet." "That man killed my
husband," says Mrs. Chisholm.—
Many of his murderers were ia debt
to Chisholm
Our Iowa Braaton.
[Washington letter fry^Rer' In the Des Moines
Our Iowa Senators we found to be
in great favor. Senator Allison, who
is, since the death of Morton, the rec
ognized Republican leader of the
western Senators, enjoys a position
here which is as creditable to his State
as to himself. Just now the great
measure of the weet, the silver bill, is
Abanrd Bed Tape.
From the Tribane's Washington Dispatches.
A singular illustration of the prev
alence of red tape in naval and mili
tary circles is said to have occurred
during the examination of Master
Conway, one of the officers who was
saved from the wreck. In order that
he might swim ashore withont incum
brance he stripped himself naked.—
Leaving tho Huron, he was cast npon
the beach in that condition, aad drag
ged from the eurf by the fishermen.
Every article of clothing which he had
was lost, and as be was withont mon
ey it was not convenisnt for him to
obtain a uniform immediately.
When he appeared before the Coart
of Inquiry, be is reported to have
been rebuked somewhat sternly by
one of the officers of the court for
venturing to appear before so digni
fied a body without a uniform. He
was asked if he was not aware that
the regulations required that he
should appear on such occasions in
the uniform of his office. "But," in
terposed Master Conway, "I have no
uniform every garment I had was
lost, and I was washed upon the
shore." It is only fair to presume
that this fact had escaped the memory
of the officers of the court at tiut time
the rebuke was given.
The following figures published ia
an exchange, will give some idea of
the extent of the iron manufacturing
interest of this eonntry. As near
can be determined from the data at
hand there are in this country about
one million (951,000) operativee em
ployed in the production of iron. Of
these 45,000 are employed la tha pre'
para tion of the ore aad fuel: 27,000
are employed la the preparing fael
for the rolling mills 25,S00 are em
ployed in blast furnaces, and 4,000 la
the bloomeries 840,000 are ea gaged
in manufacturing articlee of iron
makiag the graad segregate 951^)00
mea employed in the iroa laterest.
A large proportioa of the 849,000 ea
gaged. in manu&cturiag articles of
iron are skilled workman. Giving
the usual somber of minors and fe
males dependent npon tho workers,
and we have about 6,000^000 people,
nearly one-eighth of tha nopulatioa
of the country, directly ana indirect
ly beloagiag to the Iron lndustriee.
Tha value of pig-iron manufactured
last year was •75,000,000. The pro
duction of the rolling-mUls aad
forgee was 163,000,000, aad the entire
value of other manufactures of iron
(762,000,000. The entire valae of
manufactured iroa for tha year was
Their Hlfh Voeee.
DcSrottVne Frees.
He wore sheep-ekln mittens, had his
pants ia hla boots, aad he covered hla
horses with piecee of old rag carpet
and entered a hardware Mora and
asked to look at a sheet-iron stove.
He was shown several patteraa, oae
after another, but none eeemed to ex
actly suit his ideas.
"I have shown you every style of
parlor stove on sale in any house ia
Detroit," said the dealer aa they stood
before the last one.
"Yes, I s'pose so, but none of them
qnito fille the bill," was the dubious
"Why aot? Areat they big enough,
tall eaoagh, haadsoms enough, or
what 1s tho troubls f"
"Waal, Ml tell yea," slowly replied
the wonld-be customer. "The ole
woman she takes a story paper, and
her head is chock fall of such aamei
as *raageline, Smelina, Maud, Ara
belle RlverbelL The gals they
read Sh akespeare, aad they are all the
time talldagjSout
Petruchlo, jgosnee, aad so ea. I'ai
self, aad I'm aU iss Una*
plug name like that t"
Ha thonghtha'd rather li
land as ha uahitchad his
I ad out:
"Whoa, aow, Lady
I around there, Othello I
The New York
I played its usual alacrity la
over to what it thlaks Is At
side. To use the words of
ing Poet, "it deserts
and with beaded knees,
among the
servile followers
I Conkllng, who thinks that
service as it is, is perfeo
gards what the Tribune
lag for years aa the bal
fools." Such desertioM
ranks will, however,
er than weaken the admin'
The paper "founded by
Greely" died, aa aa orraa of
opiaion, with its founder,
seats nobody outside of its
torship. It is "everythiag
aad aothing loag." It is va
ly as a repablieat
IWew York, shifting pi
each change of the wind and
ing around tho compass ae
that operation is necessary. Ji
it looks the Conkliag breese
in the eye, but should a Hayael
spring up the DribmUan
among the first to recognize i
it. Yet the Tribune claii
special orgaa p! tho
to it
the i
•f that ye
ty bfule, or I'll knock of the head o
ye!" He knew the dog wouldn't un
derstand the Turkish language.
were eating. And the new Sheriff *?und a fuaaal-ehaped
ged himself, whea a candidate. I plater,_ twoor three feet
himself, when a candidate
ho,e in th#
in bis charge, and he hae been making I and as be ewam away he turned his
a gallant and able fight for it Sena-1 P.®*.®
tor Kirkwood is very popular in the|
Senate, and by his old-fashioned
ways, his plain talking, his hard com
mon sense, and his wise counsel, has
done his party great service in the
present crisis. In the party caucuses
he is consulted as one of the clearest
headed and safest counsellors, and in
such capacity has done such good
work as to win him the gratitude and
praise of all Republicans here.
The Rights of the Finder.
A curious case as to the rights of
the finder of lost property, whose
owner is unknown, is reported from
Rhode Island. The plaintiff bought
an old safe and offered to sell it to the
defendant. The defendant would not
buy it, but agreed to take it and sell
it if he could, using it himself in the
meantime. While it was thus in his
possession he found a roll of bank
bills inside the lining. No one knew
to whom they belonged. The defen
dfAti. iteihwg
of the discovery of the money, de
manded the return of the eafe just as
it was when delivered. The defen
dant returned it, but without the
bank bills whereupon the plaintiff
sued for their value as money found.
The Supreme Court held that the fin
der was entitled to retain the proper
ty as against the party who put the
safe into his hauds for sale and the
authorities generally maintain the
right of the finder, in this class of
cases, as against all persons except the
real owner.
are laellaed to believe the
good oae, for "tha better elsiaeats"
seem so thoroughly nareliable at
present, that a consistent paper could
not speak for them with any propri
iti p—a
From the Huatsrilie (Tax Ii
The Colorado river (aot oar Texas
Colorado) is aoted for "swirls," so
called. They occur everywhere, but
only at high stages of water. A bab
ble rises from the bottom aad breaks
with a slight eonnd on tike surface.
The water at the point begins a ro
tary motion, so small that an invert
ed teacup might cover it. Larger
aad larger grows the circle, till a sur
face of forty feet in diameter is in mo-
r.. Chishoim should Tver ^N |ff^^^!utO^tC°,no?Sj0 f,olnt
lect anything
by law in Kemper
two or three feet
in the depth below. Often
tree floating down the
caught, and its foremost end thrust
up in the air twenty or thirty feet,
while the other paeeee underneath—
the exposed end to be elowly drawn
down again and to disappear. Three
soldiers—deeerters from Camp Mo
have— paeeing throngh the ravine in
a skifij immediately below the fork,
eafferad their craft to pass into a
swirl. One of the crew, at the first
intimation of danger, threw himself
overboard beyond the charmed circle,
boat spin round un-
til one end, being drawn into the vor
tex and the other upheaved in the
air, it slowly sank aa it revolved into
the turbid bosom of the river, its hu
man freight to be seen no more, for
the Colorado river does not give up
the dead—no corpses lodge on ite
For farmers and those that live in
localities where people can retire at
eight or nine o'clock in the evening,
the old notiou about early rising It
still appropriate. But he who ie kept
ap antil ten or eleven o'clock aad
then rises at five or six, because of the
teachings of some old ditty about
"early to rise" ie committing a sin
against his own soul. There is not
one man in ten thousand who can af
ford to do without seven or eight
hours sleep. All the staff that Is
written about the great men who
slept only three or four hoars a night
is apocryphal. They have beea pnt
upon such an allowance occaalovsjpi,
bealthy in body and mind for a Bam
ber of years with less thaa sevea
hours sleep. If you can get to bed
early, then rise early. If you cannot
get to bed till late, then rise late. It
may be as proper for one man to rise
at eight as it is for another to rise at
five. Let the rousing bell be rung at
leaat thirty miantes before your pub
lic appearance. Physicians say that a
sudden jump out of bed givee irregu
lar motion to the pulses. It takes
hours to get over a too sudden rising.
It is barbarous to expect childrea ia
stantly to land on the center of the
floor at the call of their nurses, with
the thermometer below zero. Givo
them time after you call them to roll
over, gaze at the world fall in the
face, and look before they leap.
THIEF.—Friday Charles Woods was
captured charged with house break
ing. Wedneeday night some one cat
throngh a shutter at Dr. Sheltoa's,
and crawling in through the window,
stole seventy-five dollars in money.—
Thnreday night the residence of La
Roy Harward was entered and Mr.
H's. best suit of clothes taken. Tha
same night D. H. Payne's residence
was entered and a guitar and miscel
laneous assortment of clothes takaa.
Woods was charged with eaterteg
Harward's and Payne's residences,
and when arrested plead guilty, told
where the clothes were ana got boaad
over in the sum of 1500. Not having
the cash he went to Ottamwa at tha
expense of Davis connty. This
fellow has just served a term of
years in the penitentiary at Ft. MaA
son, being seat from this place. He
live in Chicago aad savs
he came here to meet a man. While
waiting for the other fellow to oosae
we suppose hs concluded to practice
his old game, last to keep his hand lfe.
—Bloomfield Republican.
Confessions of a Baltimore tnMp
"At Perryiille I weat to a hoaie,
with a brick in my hand aad asked
the lad y if she woald please he fo
kiad as to please pnt some batter ea
it. The request excited her cariosity,
and she asked: 'Why do yoa west
batter oa a brick 1 told her I was
goiag to aat it 'Surely' she saiA'yioa
are aot so hnagry as to eat a banned
brick? Come lato the hoase I
will give yoa some food.' I bagged
e square meal, for which I tet so
slick a trap. Ia the westera ssettea of
the 8tate I asked for seeMtbiag
to eat at a hoaaeaad was reftned. I
thaa begged for a lookiag-class,
which aroused cariosity to caow
what I woald do with the mirror. I
replied 1
w*nt to see myself starviag
to death.' They thea gave ae wist 1
According to a Waahlagtoa eerres
poadeat, the Presideat ia aaAsntood
to have selected CoagreaMWa James
Wilson, of Iowa, to he Cemeisiioner
at the Paris Kxposltloaju oae of the
agricultural experts. TIM aorropon
deat says: "Mr. Wilsea'a record In
Congrees, ia dealiag with questions
involving the fanalag lateissli of the
coaatry, gave him a great reputation
amoag agrlcaltarist% aad probably
there was eater aa ahlar practical
firmer la political life thea be. He
is a thoroagh student aad observer,
aad, if the'
able selectioaa
oouatrv will reap at
from uw rsports
sent from the
eaie, this
The ideatteal groaad assumed by
Rev. Hsary Wara Bseehsr, lait Boa
day, oa the question of fature pun
Uhment, was taken by Qwon Farrer,
of the English Charen. In a sermon
dslivsred at Wsstolastar Abbey on
ly a week or two age. The reverend
geatlemaa la the eenfie of his re
marks is reported to hive given the
following strong utteraacee:
Wae there aa/humaa being, wor
thy of the dignity of a haaun beiag,
ho did net revolt aad sickeu at the
aotioa of a world of worme aad
Europe has leaned where to get its
beef, batter andchssss. Ia 1876 there
wA Jwt lanflae &5»
States $1,
worth of beef, and up to Dec­
we had
Shaijpeyaa oa the lookout for trade
California Is rejoicing. The loag
drouth'— —1-:
The subsidy before Coa-
•Ajnericaa wooaea, aeoordiag to a
Fraach joaiaaUst, live oa eaady.
i. Tbe Iadlaaapolis Journal regards
the Viee PresMwat as a stera Wheel
The coaUaff dreeeaefor ladle* doa
Bach the pavement by aboat three
A 12-year (rid girl ha
•d in Sea Francisco as the
The crash to hear Moody and San
aad elotlilag waerifa
Stfbator Josea haa had eix silver
dollars of 41SU graias struck off at
tha Philadelphia Miat, and has sent
two of them to the President.
Tho Sunday edition of the Cleve
laad HettUd has beea discontinued.
Tho editors say that six days of hard
work is all they want at a time
walked sixty
five arileeto see a circus. A maa of
his caliber ooaldat possibly bo la
better business.—Boeheeter Democrat.
At Dahaqae, Iowa, a mining firm
haa strode another rich lead ia their
lead minee aad are taking oat 10,000
toaade of mlaeral every tweaty-four
Well-bred Parisiaas never treat.
Ia peMic reeorta, cafsa, and buffets
the Freacfa system of every maa pay
ing for his own driak is strictly ob
New Yorkers have discovered a
dye by which poor tobacco caa be
made to look like the beet-Havaaa.
But it is literal die stuff for the maa
who ueee it
An oil well was discovered a few
weeks ago, 100 miles sooth of Dead
wood, D. T. The petroleum is pro
nouaced by experts to be superior to
tint of West Virginia.
The New Orleaae Picayune says
that whea a yoaag man of weak mind
wishes to remember something par
tlcalar he turns down one corner of
his high shirt collar.
TheWoreeeter (Mass.) Prut man
shuddere to think of the time when a
woaiaa'e dress will consist of a shred
of black sUk whlcb she will carry in
her hand at a distance behind her.
Prof. Hitchcock has recently found
four fossil bird tracks, each a foot
long, at Wethersfield, Conn. The
bird, he thiaks, was twelve feet high,
aad made the tracks 1,994,000 years
The Norrietowa Herald would like
to kaow how papers can tell that a
preacher naakae an "effective prayer"
without telegraphic communication
between the offices aad the throne of
Norristown Herald: During a thun
der storm two dogs that howled dis
mally at night were struck by light
ning and killed. Howllag dogs
•Sal* IstT "y*. aau pm W"Tu
The Detroit Free Pre** wants to
see suicide suppressed, aad suggests
that every State in the Uaion have a
law that the body ot every suicide
shall be giveo over to the doctors for
"Them pottery things is real nice,"
said Mrs. Veaeeriag, at Brown's
"me and my daughter Maria has got
the rage, you kaow, aad buy all we
kin git But what on earth ie they
Intended for ?n
"Liquor started it, liqaor kept it up,
aad liquor ends it," said Thorp, who
was bung at Auburn on Friday.—
Here's a whole temperance sermon in
eleven words.—New York Commer
cial Advertieer.
The Virginia (Nev.) Enterprise
says: In the Consolidated Virjrinia
once, yeeterday, we saw 1500,000
worth of silver bricks, and outside
sat a beggar. Both were typee of Ne
vada—the latter the more commoa
There are no common school tench
's in Missouri they are all presi
dents and professors. A late pro
gramme begins with six presidents,
wo professors, two superintendents,
aad two etc's., which mean school of
It has been supposed that "Young
worth. Of butter aad
export last
poaad, while up
December 1,
the amooat
was 101,974,917
The Dss Moiaes
yay expsases by fWQi
chief, bnt
the longest name of aay cL—,
here comes a dispatch from Washing
ton to-day speaking of "Chief-of
Special- agents-of-Post-Ofllce-Depart
ent Parker."
Cincinnati Turn: It need to be eaid
that a married maa could live twice
as cheap as the aamarried man. It is
oar impression that If replies could
could be obtained from a thousand
married mea oonfideace ia this an
cient law would be shattered.
The British Bible Society reports
aa astoaiahiag dsmsad for the Blbls
among tha Cossacks. Over 00,000
have been distributed withia the last
few weeks. The excellent liaea pa
per makes the best of gua-waddiag,
aad thus the gsspsl is spread amoag
the Turks.
The Charleston News has positive
informatloa that tte Prssidsat haa
teadered the District Attorneyship of
South Oareliae to D. T. Corbin.—
Heace the wild enthusiasm of the
South Caroliaiaas to have Corbie la
dieted for snsisthlsg or othsr. Why
not indict him for breaking ap the
kuklux gaags ?—Inter-Ocean.
Yoa have oftea," said the elergy
aaad the brethren say 'Amen I
while some one was preyiag.
What do thaw msaa? If aay oae
knows let him hold ap his head."
Up Jumped a little fellow, so eager to
aasweras aot to wait for reoogai
tion. "I know t" he called out "It
mas hurry up aad gst through."
There wee aa audible smile.
The Buaday School
tosed to he facetious over Mrs.
26, 1877.
is dls
ma-book. It
Vaa Cotfs
hyma hookto be sigaed, 'Yoars iov
lagly, Maggie,'as it would be for Dr.
Hodge to tatrodaee his theology aa
from Tow a&ctioaate Charley' or
for Bishop Stsvees to ssad a pasto
ral letter subscribed'Your owe Billy
boy.' The Davenport Demoeat thiaks
the tenth ie that the Widow Van
Cott is too sentimental aad affection
ate to edit a hymn-book."
as but three illuminated
charch spires ia this coua
—sae en achureh ia St. Louis, an
er elevated en a Catholic edifice
ia Brash%hr«ad a third oa the spire
of the ehureh ot St Aagustine In
New York. The latter has jnst beea
aad whea first viewed oa a
receat Sunday svealag was the object
of mash cariosity aad considerable
superstitioa. Away np ia the dark
bine vaalt of heaven, flemlag with
myriad stars, appeared aa illuminat
ed crose, perfect ia its proportloas
aad sbootleg out flashes of light
We are of the opiaioa that it must
be good, for the simple reason that
so many praise and physioiaas pre
scribe it We meaa Dr.
Bull's Cough
Statistics show that the aumber of
ldiote 1# iacrssslag aad yet
ooatiaeo to nuke
Tlift fJ.
leader of
gang of burglars
'jta I"erry, the French Republic
««ader, u aaid to bo threatened
t'tii iasaalty from tha excessive use
of hair dye.
The St. Panl Dispatch eays Minae
»ta's New Year's carda will read.
Forty milUoa bushels of wheat and
•o grasshopper eggs."
^Ashee from tha receat eruption at
Ootapaxi, la Eucador, are aaid to
have fUlea at a distance of 1,000
miles from the volcano.
Troops Fail to
Jteaeh El Paso Connty
in Time.
The State Troops are Com
to larreade* to
the Mob.
liatdy IhetteBeaU
fle Civil War Over the lexl
terder Sttll Ceatlanee.
Tho Lordoleta Claiming to Be Re
volving Croat Aooeoaiowo.
GALVESTON, Dec. 18.—The Galves
ton (Tex.) 2fevt' Austin special says:
"A dispatch has been received by the
Governor from the sheriff of El Paso
connty, stating that the State troops
had WHISIM ad to the Mexican mob
at 3 p. m. yesterday. Their ammuni
tion was exhausted and thoy were
unable to hold out longer. After the
surrender Howard Atkinson and
McBride were shot to death by the
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 18.—General
Escobedo, of recent Mexican border
fame, arrived here yesterday from
Brownsville. He says his visit is
simply in pursuit of private business.
In a conversation he utterly disclaim
ed the charge that his recent visit to
the Rio Grande was for the purpose
of organizing an expedition against
Diaz. He denics.that Lerdo and his
adherents secretly encourage a con
flict between the United States and
the Diaz government. He does not
apprehend any danger of war be
tween the governments, and says it
would be deplored by none more
than he. He says that between the
belligerents, Lerdo would certainly
be a Mexican. Touching tho lato
troubles in El Paso county, Escobedo
said that the difficulty was not be
tween Americans and Mexicans, but
between Americans only.
The San Elizario Mob
All Texan
CHICAGO, Dec. 19.—Dispatches re
ceived at Lieut, Gen. Sheridan's head
quarters, late last uight, from Capt.
1 Hair, who is in command at Fort
Bliss, report that the Texas rangers
at San Elizario surrendered yesterday
morning. Judge Howard, agent for
the salt mines, Atkinson and Mc
Bride, rangers were shot and tho rest
of the rangers disarmed and liberated.
The rangers are now at Fort Bliss, op
posite El Paso, Mexico, and the mol»
las dispersed. Notice was given the
mob from the Mexican side of the
river. The mob was composed en
tirely of native born citizens of Texas.
•eme More economy, Reform and
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—Dr. Lemuel
Draper, of this city, was appointed
Asst. surgeon of the Navy in 1862.—
Early in 1865 he was on the Princeton
at Philadelphia. Thomas A. Menzie,
blockade runner, but previously engi
neer in the Confederate Navy was a
prisoner on the same vessel. Men
ziee obtained leave to go ashore and
Dr. Draper had leave to go with Meu
ziee for 48 hours. Both left Philadel
phia together and went to Baltimore
of Menziee return. In Feb. 1865, Dra
par's appointment as Asst. surgeon iu
the regular Navy was revoked, but
on the 14th of the same month the re
vocation was cancelled and he was
allowed to resign at his own request.
After many ineffectual attempts to
get back into the Navy Dr. Draper
was yesterday reinstated as Asst. sur
geon with full back pay for 13 years
and ten months.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—President
to-day signed a pardon for John A.
Joyce, convicted of conspiracy to de
fraud the lTnited States of taxes on
distilled spirits. The pardon is full
and unconditional. Joyce, it will be
remembered, was sentenced to two
thousand dollars fine in addition to
his imprisonment.
•ANOE OR°itoaiNiroN.
Another Man Arreated for the Mur
der of Chariee Belden.
Special to tfee St. Louts Times.
PEORIA, Dec. 17.—Sheriff Hitchcock
received information to-night, that a
man named Robinson had been ar
rested in Richmond, Vs., who was
believed be the murderer of Bel
den, at Gilson, the crime for which
Rande is held. The sheriff^ infor
mation immediately after the crime
was committed led him to believe
there were two men in the job, and
he clung to the theory that Rande
had a companion. Some of the Gil
soa people describe the tramp, who
was aear Gilson on the Sunday of the
shooting, as a very different looking
maa from Rande, and although there
is ao room to doubt he was there, yet
many things indicate that he had a
companion, aad on whom rests the
responsibility for the Belden murder
is aot known. Further information
rsspectiag the Richmond arrest is
awaited with interest.
The Verdict in the Huron Horror.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—The opin
ion of the naval court of enquiry into
tte Huron disaster has been promul
gated by the Secretary of the Navy.
The coaclusioas are that Commander
Hyan is primarily responsible for the
loss of that vessel, and that Lieut
Palmer, aavigating officer, made er
rors in navigation.
Also, that the deck officers on the
night of her loss might have been at
fault in not ascertaining the accura
cy of the perpendicular sounding.
She is reported to have been In ev
ery respect seaworthy.
•Ittlnclull Baefc Again
CHICAGO, Dec. 20.—The Times Hel
ena, Montana special says: Father
Genin arrived at Marias river on Sun
day aad reported to Fort Benton by
messenger that Sitting Bull had cross
ed the llae and camped at Bear Paw
mountains with a large force of Sioux
and Nec Perces. A man named Val
entine is supposed to be killod. This
report is confirmed from other
sources and it is stated that Indians
are burning the prairie south of
Bear Paw, and that Sitting Bull is on
Miles' battle ground and h(4
oined by Lone Deer's ban
•astla in Data.
N KW YOBK, Dec. 20.—A Havana
letter says that a body of 250 insur
ants was lately encountered by a
uiish in the neighborhood
Speritor and after an en
agement lasting two hours the
surgentswere dispersed, leaving 59
dead and 121 prisoners. Among the
latter are two aides-de-camp of Max
imo Gomez and 14 officers. The
Spanish bad 12 killed aud 19 wound-
Very important correspondence
was found on the aids-de-camp.
Twen-three men and 7 women sur
rendered on the 9th inst. near Puerto
Prlncipi. Another prominent insur
gent, Arzeno Bataribahap, h#q, like
wise surrendered.
Oram pod for ceeh.
SAM FRANCISCO, Dec. 19.—The Cos
mopolitan Savings and Exchange
Beak announces suspension this morn
ing. It is a small concern. About
•60,000 are due depositors. The di
rectors claim that they will ultimately
pay dollar for dollar.
Forger Nabbed
TOBONTO, Dae. 21.—Charles E.
Williams, tha alleged Chicago forger,
o masa war on wee remaaded till to-day, aad hla
ia ayaaekdoo- jlLOOO la bank here has beea eajoln-
LONDON, Dec. 18.—The morning pa
pers officially annouace that Parlia
ment will meet on the 17ih of Janu
It is stated that the Cabinet has de
cided to ask Parliament to vote a
grant of money for such increase of
the British army as the present state
of Europe demands.
The Post's loading'editorial fore
shadows a grant for military prepar
ations, and, after reviewing the ru
mors which have been current of late
concerning th.j separate arrangements
between KUBHIII and Turkey, says
"To make Kngland's words heard—
to make mediation respected or inter
vention effective—it is necessary to
appeal to the representatives of the
nation for requisite support. We
cannot entertain the slightest doubt
that Parliament will not only readily
accord whatever money is necessary
to put the national strength in a con
dition for active efficiency but will
heartily endorse a policy in accor
dance with the true interests of per
manent peace and the noblest tradv
tion of the country. It is certain the
Cabinet is united in this resolve, and
with the opening of the new year we
shall witness the inception of a clear
and rational policy.
The Standard, iu its leader, ex
plains that the victory of the Russians
is not I he cause of this meeting of Par
liament, but tho license WhU& la giv
en to Russia by Germany and Austria
to use the victory in her own way.—
This is_ what constitutes danger to
British interests. England can never
consent to a quarrel being arranged
on these terms. She may even have
cause to demur to a peace made be
tween belligerents. She claims'a
voice in the settlement, and it is that
she may bo prepared to insist upon
that voice that the government is
adopting those measures which Par
liament will be invited to sanction.
The Times deprecates too much im
portance being attached to an early
summoning of Parliament, and points
to numerous instances in which cabi
nets actions have been ministcrpreted
even by their own supporters, as for
instance, the sending of a fleet of war
vessels to Besika Bay. If any previ
ous Cabinet had summoned Parlia
ment thus early the natural inference
would have been that they were
about to demand a grant of money
for the support of some step to be
taken by the Queen on tho advice of
her Ministers.
The Times thinks such a conclusion
in this case would be far in advance
of the truth. Parliament will not
meet to enforce the resolution that
has been formed by tho Ministers,
but more probably to spare the Min
isters the trouble of forming a reso
lution. By the time Parliament meets
the government will perhaps he able
to show that our interests are in some
way attacked but for the present the
country, however irritated at Russian
ambition and Servian treason, cannot
believe itself iu any danger.
LONDON, Dec. 19.—This afternoon,
the Pall Mall Gazette, in a leading ar
ticle, says the Cabinet has come to a
wise^resolution, if in these days after
reading the history of the iait ten
years, after marking the relations of
the continental powers and after
learning tho lesson which the condi
tion of Kurope at this moment plain*
ly_ teaches, if after this any man
thinks the English empire can exist
without ever asserting a disposition
to fight for its possessions and exist
ence, that man mnst be a fool. If
witbout thinking so he maintains his
points then he must be some kind of
traitor, the sort of a traitor, perhaps,
who declares himself a humanitarian,
or churchman first and an English
mai» afterwards. The Gazette says
the summoning of Parliament proba
bly means no more than a warning to
other powers that England does not
w mrtM Hyrrfitek
that she mnst have some voice in the
disposal of her own future.
LONDON, Dec. 19.—A Berlin dis
patch savs: The impression is preva
lent in diplomatic and bureaucratic
circles that the German government
is desirous of a termination of the
war, and that it will adhere fully and
freely to whatever conditions Russia
may resolve to exact and that it has
resolved neither to advance any ob
stacles nor so far as it can help to per
mit any other power to hinder the
extension of Turkey as a European
BELGRADE, Dec. 19.
have occupied Fort
-The Servians
Inramor, near
LONDON, Dec. 20.—The Times eays
the supremacy of Great Britain is not
endangered, at the same timo there
are interests not threatened by the
progress of the mar except so far as
mutual coheeion of the whole Otto
nian Empire is threatened, which
might be more strongly protected
than they are by acts not in any de
gree savoring ot the character of war
We are not going to allow our inter
ests to be bound up with the main
tainance of the Ottoman Empire in
its integrity or independence. It
will be found when Parliament mcotB
that communications Ministers will
have to make in both houses are not
inspired by that terror which now
disturbs the mental vision aud dis
tracts the judgment of so many.
The Daily News says we think Par
liament is summoned to approve war
A Paris dispatch says the Marquis
of Harcourt, French Ambassador to
London, is to be removed and Mar
quis of Bonneville will go as Ambas
sador to Constantinople.
LONDON, Dec. '20.—The Times, in its
leading article, throws out strong in
dications of tho belief that parlia
ment will be asked to vote money for
the purchase of a further interest of
some kind in Egypt, possibly tho Khe
dive's remaining interest in the Sue:-.
Canal and tho Porte's suzerainty
over Egypt. Tho Times' financial ar
note a marked firmness in Egyptian
bonds yesterday, and ascribe it to po
litical reasons.
Among the rumored projects mak
ing necessary tho summoning of par
liament are increased armaments of
war, and also the purchase of the
Turkish fleet. Every attempt to
striko out a new foreign policy for
government revives dissensions in
the cabinet. The retiremeut of Lord
Derby as Foreign Minister ia bjr no
means improbable.
Tin.is, Dec. 21.—The Russians uu
der Geu. Kouiarotl' captured Arda
mutch by assault on the 17th. The
Russian loss was insignificant.
PKRA, Dec. 21.—Russian concentra
tion for an attack upon Erzeroum on
tho north haa failed aud au attack is
now improbable. The Russians are
suffering ior provisions and forage.
ROME, Dec. 21.—The Ministerial
crisis continues. The chamber of dep
uties yesterday adjourned indefinite
ly. Government meets with fresh
opposition in the Senate aud there
increasing dilliculties in the forma
tion of a Ministry. There is little
chance of DePretis aad Crispis suc
PARIS, Dec. 21.—In the Court of
Cassation, yesterday, the Advocate
General announced the adjournment
sine die of the consideration of all
cases arising from prosecutions of
booksellers, newsdealers, and ha k
ers, instituted subsequent to the ltith
of May.
LONDON, Dec. 2L—The Times lead
ing article is carefully directed to the
allaying of excitement on eastern mat
ters and counteracting the etl'ect of
wild rumors. It says "no course can
be more reasonable and obvious than
that at this juncture government
should desire to consult with parlia
ment as soou as it can without unnec
essary inconvenience, whether they
contemplate interference or media
tion or simply the means of securing
a good position. In tho final settle
ment of the question they cannot but
feel the need of parliamentary rap
Terrible Effects qf an Explosion in
yew York A Candy Factory
Blows Up and Ends in Flames-
One Hundred and Twenty-Five
Girls Kifled or Burned Alive—
What the Falling Walls Spare the
Flames Devour—A Great Number
of Person Dangerously Injured—
Some of the Escaped Have the Hair
Burned Entirely from Their Heads
—Heartrending Scenes Frantic
Search for Mis
tin Loved Ones—
The Greatest Sacrifice of Life
Among Young Girls of 8 to 15—The
Pecuniary Loss Estimated to Heach
Half a Million Dollars.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20.—A boiler in
the candy manufactory of Ernest
Greenfield, No. (53 Barclay street, ex
ploded about 5 o'clock this evening,
while a large number of female em
ployes were still at work. The
building was almost instantly wrap
ped iu flames, audit is said that
NEW YORK, Dec 20.—An explo
sion, immediately followed by fire,oc
curred at five minutes past five o'clock
this afternoon, in tbs Immense candy
manufactory of Greenfield & Son, No.
Barclay street. The boiler which
was under the sidewalk on the Bar
clay street side, burst, tearing away
the entire front, and scattering the
wreck in all directions. A large
number of girls, of all ages, were
employed at the time in the building.
within a few minutes after the explo
slon. The building, five stories high,
fell into the street. Fifty-six wound
ed and one dead were reported in the
Chambers street hospital at 6:45
o'clock. A number were also sent to
Bellvue and other hospitals. It is es
timated that the wounded will reach
125. About
by the College Place entrance and a
small number got out through tho
sky-lights, walked over the roofs and
i?ot down the sky-lights of other
luildlngs. The book-keeper, who
was on the Barclay street side of the
building, was
to the street and badly cut on the
head. Several jumped from the sec
ond story and escaped with slight in
'uries, the fall being broken by po
licemen and citizens on the sidewalk
below. No fair estimate of the loss
of life can be giveu to-night, but it
must be large. The parties employ
ed in the factory were
from 8 to 20 years. Owing tothe ap
proach of the holidays double force
was employed, one working the day
and the other at night. The number
in the building at the time of the dis
aster is variouslv estimated at from
so rapidly it is feared many not in
ured by the explosion were burned
to death. Owing to the heat no
search can be made for those buried
in the ruins until to-morrow.
was in the form of the letter L, hav
ing entries at No. 63 Barclay street,
and No. 3 College Place. In the angle
were situated Grocer's Bank build
ing and D. IX Tompkin's brown pa
per warehouse, both fine stores. The
latter also burned to the ground,
leaving the bank building on the
corner looming up alone over the
ruins. The bank building is only
damaged on the 4th and 5th floors,
used as a dwelling by the janitor and
several families, who lost all furni
fcnpunr Wrafr anT ortier oflfceKwas
slightly injured by water, but the of
fices of the bank on the ground floor
suffered no injury.
Mr. Tompkins' loss is not yet ascer
The loss of Greonfield & Sons is es
timated at $100,000: insurance about
Some of the girls hsd
The first reports were exaggerated
in regard to the number of wounded.
Only thirteen were brought to Cham
bers street hospital, and none to any
other hospital.
many of whom from 8 to 15 years,
were employed iu selling, assorting
and picking candies. On tho first
floor, over the boiler, which was sit
uated in the basement of the rear of
the Barclay street wing of the build
ing, and not under the sidewalk as
first reported, none are known to
have escaped.
The building occupied by Major &
Knapp, engravers, on the opposite
side of College Place, caught ou lire
from the sparks, but the flames were
extinguished with but trifling dam
is probably 1250,000. The news of the
explosion spread over the city very
rapidly, and the wildest rumors and
great excitement prevailed. Large
crowds hurried from all quarters to
the scene, but tho police kept the
crowd several blocks away from the
place. Many persons having chil
dren or relatives working in the fac
tory, as evening wore on, and thsy
had not returned home, sought the
sceno of the disaster, and the hospitals
and police stations, in search of the
missing ones. At the very lowest cal
culations there must be
The firemen will keep streams of
water on the ruins all night and will
have the street cleared will be ready
to commence digging for bodies to
Mr. R. Kleinn, of 53 Leonard street,
states that he was in the building
about ten minutes before the explo
sion and there were a great many
persons there at the time he passed
in front of the building two minutes
after tha explosion and saw on most
of the floors, as the front wall had
fallen, a great many boys and girls
rushing about in an excited and con
fused manner, but they became ob
scured to the view by the smoke and
flames in a few seconds. There seems
to have been no possibility of their
getting out alive.
was one of tho quickest ever seen. In
less than three minutes the dames had
ascended completely to the roof.—
Peter Staudiniller gives a vivid de
scription of the affiair. He is employ
ed with ltodgers & Co., and was
within forty feet of the doorway
when tho explosion occurred. It
seemed to
and the front of the building fell to
the street. There was a two-horse
truck of the Delaware & Lackawanna
Express Company passing and tho
wall fell on the horses, ana the driver
said he believed there were nearly
200 persons occupied in the building
at the time. There were uot more
than a dozen girls employed on the
ground floor, roost of the boys and
girls being engaged ou Ibe second and
third floors.
Standmiller says be is positive that
not more than six girls and a dozen
men came out alive through the Bar
clay street entrance. The elder Mr.
Greeutiold, was about the first who
rushed out, and he was much scalded.
He saw about a dozen making thc/i
escape by the roof to adjoining roofs.
were heartrending iu 'he extreme.—
Ambulances were .juickly at the fire
and were kep' busy in taking tho
wounded to ne hospital. The sta
tion honi" snd Chambers street hos
pital «vero besieged with men, wo
nira aud children, all anxiously in
quiriug for some missing relative.
D. B. llaabnck, Chief of the Bureau
of Elections, was passing the build
ing at the time of the explosion, and
was badly hurt by some of the walls
falling on him. He was carried to a
Fifty men have beea pat to work
oa the ruins lathe streets, which are
Psbllsbsd mtr ev
s moauuZz "zz.i::ir U
Dsiimtd by OsrMtr, per ts
FUiKTisa or ALL
rrotn vitttiuc*ra toairi
seated la Good ltrl*.
LONDON, Dec. 20.—Teh persons
were killed by. the fall of the gable 4
Milnes Hotel at Edinburg yester*
Ttie New .Yotk Horror.
NEW ¥*RK, Dec. 21.—The nambe4
pf lives lost by the Barclay street a
plosion and fire is still undcftermlne
but It ia believed thtttr frilly
bodies now lie buried, beneath th#-
tbe ruins. The removal of the da)fcr
bris, which was begun at 2o'clocT
has proceeded so far that the street i
clear to the outside of the sidewalh
in front of the ruins. On the oppo«'!
site sidewalk, under blood-stained''
tarpaulin, are the bodies of
wbich were taken from the ruins OIM
the sidewalk, this morning. When,
found the bodies were lying in fron^,.,
of the doorway, Both] were evidently'5
struck with the heavy stone ceppiag&
which still lay across the boys raoejfv.
and which it was necessary to lift Ip*.:
fore the body could be removed. 1
One body was recognized as that
of Wm. H. Bradley, No.
110, EuMAssu"
street, Brooklyn. The ether is proW?"
ably that of William Bennett, a news
boy. The mother of the boy keeps a
news stand at Barclay street ferryju,
and sent him, yesterday afternoon, aa
usual, for the last editions of the eve-*
ning papers. He did not return and*
was, it is evident, passing the factory
at the time of the explosion.
Two hundred workmen besides the
firemen are now digging in the ruins
and a strong police force is needed to
keep back the great crowds pressing1.
down upon them.
The ruius could not be more com-*
plete than they are for scarcely a
fragment of the wall is standing and
indeed none whatever on the ground a
occupied by the main building, a
space of about 100 feet square.
Early to-day the mothers, fathers,,
sisters snd friends of the wounded'
and missing beseiged the porter's-^'
room of New York hospital, making
inquiries for those whom they sought
and pleading for admission. The
resident physicians, on duty since 7
o'clock last evening, deeming quiet
necessary for the newly arrived in
mates gave orders to only admit a v
few of the applicants, directing oth
ers to call during the afternoon when
the wounded would bo in a proper
condition to converse. Three of the
number had been enveloped almost
from head to foot in bandages and v
two had their h:iir burned so close to,
the scalp that with their swollen and
blackened features they[resembled
have been standing at the door since
4 o'clock this morning, making vain J,
inquiries for their missing children.
At last when one of the stricken crea
tnres was on the point of leaving ia
despair she encountered her daugh
ter at the door. The meeting was
touching. After a long embrace they
separated and the young girl was
afterwards permitted to go up to the
main ward when she imparted the
news of the safety of the brother to 1'
one of the maimed patients who had
worked with her in the shops.
if not repaired and that Greenfield, Tjr
told him they must try to get along
with it as it was until Sunday, owing V*
to the pressure of business. Mrs.(
Hertzback said her husbannd was
greatly disturbed iu mind on account
of this, often referring to it during
the week and saying he was afraid to
go to his work. Yesterday morning*'*
when he left home he told her he
Hertzback was 35 years old and lived
in 52d street. .-#1
Two men who rescued two girls yi
say they had been told by a workman
in the starch room on the 2d floor,
that the fire was caused by the 3
in the room. They asserted that the
finely powdered starch used in the ,-1
manufacture of gum drops, was ex-|*
plosive and that the explosion was*
caused in this way. They did not be-,
lieve the boiler exploded, asserting ifi
it had it would have blown up the
sidewalk beneath which it was site-
A man named Stein says he went -V*.*
down to the boiler room about fivex
minutes before the fire occurred to*
obtain a can of water. Hertzback,
the engineer, wis then at bis post and
raking out the lire.
i 1
fittss —dwiMt
30WA°°1.enough to handle, bnt nO
dead bodies have yet been recovers^
LON DON De, 20.-The gable of the
Milnes Hotel, Kdinburg, which waa'
weakened by fire, fell to-day, bury*
ing several persons in the ruins. Ten,
are missing three bodies have beeijt
The Evening Post says in addition .'j.
to about 18 missing persons whose .«
names were reported to the po
lice, last night, three were reported
this morning, viz: Josephine Shop
pard, age 22 Augusta Lindner, Jno.
Dunham, a widower. Philip Hertz
back, the engineer in the factory, haa
not been seen since the explosion.
His wife says her husband, on his re- •*..
turn from work on Monday night,'
told her one of the tube* of the_ boil
er, or some pipe connccting with it,
enb TTBB »iv» efc»v n utt'tr, "OTtfPai m.
That he had spoken to Mr. Green- j**
field, saying the break ••.«*
The following includes the names
of the principal losers and insurances:
Greenfield & Sons $180,000, insurance
$127,COO D. D. Tompkins $15,000, in-4 jf
surance $12,000 estate of S. W.
Welsh $12,000, insurance 119,000
(ireenfield & Scherer $4,000,insurance 'i*
$2,000 A. & W. Little $10,000, iasur-' Vy
anco $2,700 11. S. Dessioating Co^-*
$0,5C'J, insurance $2,200 Liscomb
Mills $7,CC0, insurance unknown W.'.'
H. Montague & Co., loss $4,COO insur-'
ance unknown A. Rich $80^0001 ia-*-?
surance $60,000. Buildings 61, 63, 6517.^?
and 67 are entirely demolished andt}v^.,
are total losses. 4,
were taken from the ruins this fore
A Juvenile Tragedy.
BOSTON, Dec. 19.—John Cronin,''-*"
three years old, was shot in the head,i
to-day, by Henry Mickey, eleven
years old, and died in a few minutes.
The boys were in an uppearoom, atff ,:
play, when the Cronin boy scratched^**
ilickey in the face, and started to rung
down ktairs. The latter followed ti
the head of the stairs and fired
fatal shot with a revolver.
A Oeaparado Killed-
LAWBENCE, KS., Dec 20.—John Ly
onre was killed last night, near Strsn
er Station, while resisting an officer,
trink Lyoure has evaded the oflicera
for two months, a writ for his arrest:
having been ia the bands of the sher
iff that leagth of time. He was a
desperate character.
Dr. Carl Newman was arrested, to
night, on charge of having caused the
death of Miss Ma'
ducine abortion.
attie Callahan by in-
AlMr a Batlro* Hamker.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20.—Sheriff
Numan has received a dispatch from..
Sheriff Culf, of Coldwater, Mich., to
the efiect that J. C. Duncan, abscond-''
ing president of tho Pioneer Bank, is-'
there. Steps have been taken to ss
cure bis arrest.
CHESTER, Pa., Dec. ILL.—Tho bank
ing house of GeorgyJJaker suspended
this morning. Alter declines to.
make any statement at present.
Of U. S Patents issued to the inven
tors Iowa, for the week ending
ivc. 4, 1877 and each patent in
the list will bear this date. Reported
by telegraph, expressly for the Cou-'
RIEB, Ottumwa, by A. H. Eva^s & Co..
Patent Solicitors, Washington, D. C.
Charge for obtaining a patent $20.00.
A copy of the patent laws sent fi-ee.
W. E. lJippcrt, Des Moines, Trace
F. L. Bester,
J. Haptonstall
Adel, Churns.
& F. B. Preston,
North McGregor,
J. Motherall,
Stump Extractor.
J. J. Reed, Lyons, Wind Mills.
J. A. Ilinaon, Oskaloosa, Car Coup
L. Iightfoot & J. J. Hawk, Downey,
Culinary Apparatus.
I B. Nuaamacker, Earlham, Safety
I Pockets.

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