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Pnbllatied Wednesday Mornlngt. A, E HAMILTON, Edito* AMD PROPRIETOR. OFFtCS:—OD the corner of Main and Coui# itreets, over the PoitolBce. 8 $1,50 PER YEAR IH ADVANCE, g.OO Bl Sfc« Adtlreas »U Bnslnesa Letter* to TTCHWA OOr«IF.». The democrats, once upon a time, "bottled up" Butler, and now he IK bottling them up in return. We have not seen a reference to "spoons" in a democratic paper for a month. Are they to be melted up And pooled to run the democratic Campaign in Massachusetts? One thing is plain already. The democratic party is dissolving. An other thing is equally plain, and that Is, the republican party is the only one in existence that has any fixed principles. The currency in circulation in 1878 will purchase $1.\S,1.VK2 more in ev ery commodity than the currency in Circulation in 1865 would purchase. That is the way we are suffering by contraction. THE ticket in opposition to the re publican ticket in this Stato is the lywork of about two dozen dem atic-greenback wire-pullers. The cketo put in nomination by the peo ple are set aside. In 1866-73 the people of this coun try ran in debt to Europe one thou fhnd million dollars. We were bor vlbwing. That was the flush time. We are now paying] up and this makes the times hard. It is pay day. The Democratic-Greenback papers gjre talking and chuckling over the ijjjefeat of the republican party in JKaine. Just stop a moment. The Ittpublican vote was increased in that fate by six thousand at the last elec on. The late democratic candidate for President is getting a fine reputation ae a lawyer. Whcn^he finds himself 111 the toils, about to be convicted of peijury, he just hires a couple of •Poundrels to steal the books that Contain the evidence. He would pake a fine President.—Iowa City lle fmbtican. IF our Fiatista will dispatch the Porte at Constantinople we doubt not ttiey can obtain a few ship loads of ab solute money and save the expense tf printing it." It has played out over ttiere and won't buy bread, hence we conclude they would consent, upon a finch, to'pay freight on it to get it out of the country. Brazil's experience in an irredeem able currency is highly suggestive. •There greepbackism has had a fair Mail, and what do we find? Just what Ite would naturally expect a paper |irrency depreciated and worthless, the government recently offered 80 Millions of 'fiat' money for 3 millions Of gold—and it is doubtful if even Hiat much can be realized on it. THE Illinois Republican State Cen tral Committee have made arrange ments for a vigorous prosecution of Hie campaign from now till the day «f election. Hon. Jas. G. Blaine will Make a series of speeches, beginning 111 Chicago some time next week. Other prominent speakers secured are Son. James P. Wilson, of Iowa Gen. James A. Garfield, of Ohio Gen. Ben. Harrison, of Indiana Gen. John A. Logan, and Senator,* tglesby. JAMES G. BI.AINK was introduced to a thousand people at the depot to day, and spoke for some ten minute In a moment after he commenced be had that crowd on his side. There is ft magnetic power about hiin that is Jmsessed by but very few men in any Otic generation. That ten minutes Atom Blaine was full of such invinci llle logic and electrical power as to be of immense value in a campaign like this. Iowa will never regret, now that they have seen and heard Blaine, that they stood so solidly for him fur President in 1870. THE Commissioner of Pensions has written a letter advising pensioners H) apply for legal advice and assist Igice to their local attorneys anl mag istrates, and not to put their confi dence in Washington claim agents, fhe new law passed at the last session Of Congress, in relation to claim •gents' fees, does not require advance payment. It reduces the fees which Hie claim agent may charge from $25 «0 $10 for a pension claim, and re quires the agent to collect it directly claimant instead of from the agent. This act applies to all claims Hied af ter June 20,1878. ONE prominent democratic i»oliti clan has been found who confesses the truth of his party adversary. Hon. flamuel M. Clark, of the Keokuk Gate City, in his recent speech at Win ternet, said as follows in shaking of fljie Craig defalcation: "When that exposure first came, a leading demo crat of this State (I think he would pot blame me for mentioning his RRine—it was Jerry Murphy, of lav Bjiport,)—said to me this: 'Well, I don't care what may be the develop ments as to the Craig case. This 1 Hi" say, as a Democrat, that no party AVer managed the affairs of State Ijpore faithfully and honestly than the Republicans of Iowa.'" Sensible words are those to which tlie Boston Journal gives utterance for 19ie benefit of the laborer. If there If no prospect that the price of labor 4p.n be advanced, it is of the utmost importance that the money in which jpages are paid should be made to Jlave the greatest amount of purchas ing power possible. I^abor cannot be ilept in storehouses. Services must fee sold every day and wages taken in the money in use on that day. The wages cannot be retained, but must be paid out for foodand raiment every day. Thus the wage-receiving class es can take no advantage of a depre ciated currency or the markets, as ean the few who have capital. OUR FOREIGN TRADE. EXCESS OK IMPORTS OVER KXI'OKTS. BptcUl Telegram to the Inter-Ocetn. WASHINGTON, Oct. 1.—The balance of trade continues largely in favor of the United States. The returns for the month of August, which are just completed, show the excess of exports over imports to have been over $22, 000,000, an increase of nearly $1!, 000,000 over the corresponding month last year. The balance in our favor during August was greater by eleven and one-half millions than it was in July last. The twelve moaths end ing with August, as compared with the previous twelvemonths, show an increase of exports of merchandise amounting to $117,204,881, and a de crease in the imports of merchandise Amounting to $34,090,731. In specie the August returns show a slight in crease of exports over July, and a de crease in imports amounting to over $900,000. The decrease in the exports of specie from the previous twelve months was nearly $20,000,000, while the decrease in the imports of specie was $10,000,000. The months of July and August (of the present fiscal year) compared with the corroiponding months last year, show an improve ment in trade in favor of the United States amounting to over $36,000,000. We shipped from our jorts over $25, 600,000 worth of merchandise more than we did in July and August, 1877, li VOLUME 30. and nearly $-1,000,0(10 less specie, while our imports of merchandisedecreased over $(1,000,000. At this rate, if the same conditions continue during the current year, the balance of trade in our favor for twelve months will have increased $21(1,000 above what it was last year, and and amount to theenor mous aggregate of $ 177,000,000.— Treasury officials all concur in the opinion that both internal and for eign commerce and all other impor tant conditions areshapingthemselves for a resumption of specie payments on the 1st of January next. COT.. INGEKNOU, is in favor of in flation, but it is a kind of inflation that we cannot have too much of too soon—the inflation produced by industry: "I am in favor of the country's be ing inflated with com, with wheat, good houses, books, pictures, and plenty of labor for everybody. I'm 111 favor of being inflated with gold and silver, but I do not believe in the inflation of promise, expectation and speculation." Coinage. The following is a statement of the coinage executed at the United States mints during September, 1878: -Pt'fcfy. Double eagles 248,600 Eagles .... 14,800 Half-eagles 81,700 Quarter-eagles 21,000 Total 350,050 Standard dollars 2,704,000 143.500 408,500 52,500 $5,570,500 2,704,000 Tola! coinage$3,129,650 $8,340,500 In Training. Trimble is sugar-coating and greas ing Jones for the next Circuit Judge two years hence. Of course it will be a nauseating dose for the democra cy, but if they take Weaver this time without too many wry faces, Jones can be fixed upwith Trimble'sgroom ing so that he can be gulped. But pleasant or not he must be gobbled. This is the price of his treachery to his party, and Trimble was never known to go hack on a bargain of this kind when it was to his interest to stick to it.—lifoomjield Republican. The St. Louis (Uoln-l)emwrut soys: The Pullman Car Company have ta ken fearful vengeance on their late Secretary, the fugitive Angell. They have offered a reward of $5,(NM» for his apprehension, but this is doubtless a mere excuse for publishing an unflat tering description of his person and manners. When he was in high feather, the trusted confidential agent of this grasping monojoly, he was a leader in society, and one of the most noted 'mashers' in Chicago. Now it seems from the circular of his late employers that he is slightly gray about the temples, with "hair thin on top of head his "Roman nose turn ed slightly to the right there is "no separation lietweeu lobes of ears and face "lias habit- of winking eyes and wrinkling forehead sometimes "stammers slightly in leginning sen tence, and occasionally repeats his words last, but not least, "has habit of picking ears trimmingfinger nails." Surely these ear-marks should make him an easy prey for the detectives. The company might have added that he had a habit of taking other peo ple's money dishonestly, but )H*rhaps the Pullman monopoly does not con sider that anything out of the way. Labor In the South North. The condition of the and In the Israelites in Egypt was one of comparative ease and comfort compared to that of the colored laborers of the South to-day! It is utterly impossible that labor in the North can be fully employed or receive a just compensation while the I,ooo,NM) laboring population in the South are subjected to the appalling oppression and grinding extortion of Southern dennx-racy. There is "a iearth of employment" and "a dearth of wages" in the N'orth, particularly in the manufacturing end commercial States and centres of population. Must it not be apparent to every rea sonable working man in these States that if the laboring class in the South were paid wages, even at what would be considered almost, starvation rates at the North, there would be an in creased consumption of products of Northern labor in the South, sufficient to employ every mill, every engine, every machine, every laborer in the North that now remains unemployed, laborers in the South do not average over fifty cents a week, about #100 a year, paid in corn meal and goods at two prices. Must it not le apparent to that if Southern laborers were paid honest wages, such wages as lalior is worth, there would lie such an in creasing consumption of Northern products in the South us would insure a permanent prosjierity hitherto un known in this country such a pros jterity as our lest natural resources entitle us to! The laimrcr of the South mV/aehieve for himself the rights of manhood and the honest reward of lalior if the ahorer of the North will do his duty. If lie will dissolve the unholy bond that binds him to a party that is as much the political serf of the South as the negro is the lalior serf of this section of it if the Northern laltorer will say, "I will no longer afiiIiate with a party that is theslave of South ern democracy that cruel, relentless, inhuman tyrant of free labor if he will extend a brotherly hand to his fellow-toitsnmn of the South and say '1 will defend your right to protect your labor by your American citizen ship, by your ballot, because you are man, because you are an American citizen, because you are an honest fel low-toilsman, and because in protect ing you 1 am protecting manhood, mv country, any my labor, and my self and little ones anil all that is dear to me as a man and as a citizen, and I will do all that is in my liower to de stroy your oppressors, the Southern democracy, and its serf and minion, Northern democracy," then will la bor be enthroned in justice and en dowed with its just rights, and not liefore. General Sherman and His Wife. Washington Special to Bl. I'uul Pioneer. Since the unfortunate action of Thomas Sherman in entering the so ciety of the Jesuits, against his fath or's protests but with his mothor'sen couragement, General and Mrs. Sherman have not met. He is at Fort Y lima, New Mexico, and is notexpoc ted home before the last of October, lie would require at least twenty-five days to return, even should his pres ence bo necessary. Since Gen. Sher man showed so much feeling over the action of his son and reproached his wife and her Catholic friends so bit terly of robbing him of his favorite son, Mrs. Sherman has changed her plane, and has determined to livo with her husband hereafter and give up her religioni labors. She has rented her house in St. Louis, and upon the general's return will take up ur res dence in Washington. The large and rapidly-imrcasing importation into Germany of Ameri can fresh beef, hams, sausages, stores, glass, cotton goods, sole leather, can ned vegetables, fruits, oysters and lobsters, and machines of all kinds, is worrying the Kuglish a good deal Tho 1'all Mall Gazette^ays: "There cannot he a doubt that the United States are, year after year, taking away from us our best customers, and pushing trade in quarters where, with the exercise of a little honesty and enterprise, we might have done a good busiuess." A farmer of experience says that the feet of a homo require more care than the body. They need ten times as much, for in one respect they are almost tho entire horse. All the grooming that can be done won't avail anything if the horse is forced to stand where his feet will be filthy, In this case the feet will become dis ordered, and then the legs will get badly out of tlx and with bad feet and bad legs there is not much else of the horse fit for anything. A Philadelphia belle la said to have inti been asked in marriage a hundred times, marrying the hundredth man The rest go around singing, "I am one of tho Ninety-and-nine. ttumUnt BUTLER AND KEARNEY AFTIR ABOU MNimtKM. Brawltog Ben Butler (may hie tribe riecrea«c) WakefUl at nigbt beeauee he knew no pewe, Heheld a '•cherub" through (he inurky air, Communist Kearney, with nn office chair. Kxceadinf clieek hftd m*le Ken Butter hold. And tolhe 1'l'resencf'' CllM from the land of gold, Ue spake and tmld: "What hast thou in thine hand Bearing eo far In journeys overlnn l?" "This," said Black Dennis, with his devil's grin,— "Till* is .'i chair tn leat a gorncr ln.M "And U it mtnev" said Hen. 1 'Thou crona-eyed It is, ifthon bacome as one of us. forswear allegiance to ail sacred tlet. The love of country and home's paradise Throw honor, faith and self-rcsnect aside, Religion, if you have it, let It slide, Of truth and virtue keep not e'en the show." ''All these," «akl Ken, "I squandered long ago." "With evil tongue incite the mndilnned throng Todeedsof veujreancf for Home laiirlcJ wrong Bring loss of on-Hit to the Nation's door, And stir up strife betwixt the rich and poor. Throw down thy paltry swag, a stolen apoon. And tske instead the torch of the Commune, Do this, and on the honor of my knave* I swear thy hsud shull grasp the power craves.'' He spoke and vanished, to return Home night. And wake the cities with incendiary light And in his list of bad men east ana west Lot Butler's name henceforth leads all the rest. NAKBY. The Cornert. Continue* lt» Experi ments with Fiat Money—ffmo the Thing Works. From the Toledo blade, CONFEDKIT ROADS, (Wieti is in the State uv Kentucky). September 20,1878. The amount of prosperity the Cor ners is labrin under, just now, is mi raculus. Me and Issaker Oavitt hez isshood over three hundred thousand dollars uv our flat money, and, ez predicted, the Corners in prosperin to a degree that no one, not even my self, ez nangwin ez I am, never dreeni' ed uv. 1 Issaker Gavitt and me hev |tiit is shooin fiat money and the Town Council hev taken it in hand, so that it shel hev an oflishe! look. The money they ishoo reads thus "THIS IS A DOLLAR. "Sekoored by tho faith of Confedrlt Roads." These bills bills is signed by the Mayor and Clerk uvthe corporashen, and ez they are printed in two colors with a green back, they look ez good ez any money I ever saw. The question wuz how to get em into circulashcii. Money ain't good for nolhin onlcus it cirkclates, and so the Couucil resolved on a system uv internal improvements to git em out. Accordingly they let the follerin contrax A now City Hall to cost $250,000. I'liblick skool bildinir to cost $10, 000. (This wuz cousidcrcd extrava gant, hut the main pint is to git the money into cirkclashen A whip canal to connect Confedrlt Run with Sucker Crik. !•. ther ain't no water uv any akkount in cither, a ingenious system uv artesian wells hez to be bored, and sutlicient water to tloat a sieein boat is to be pumped into em by stecm engines. The e»ti matid cost uv this necessary improve ment is ono million uv dollars. A narrcr-guage railroad to con nect tho Corners with Secessionvllle on tho Looisville road, cost $500,000. A plank road to Tavisvi!lo to cost $200,000. Steem fire engines and a complete flro department to cost $.ri0,000. This is ez fur ez tho Council hez got, but other appropriations will be made for other improvements ez fast cz the money is wantid to git into cirkelashen, that being the main pint now. Tho contrax WIIZ all let to citizens uv the Cornurs, mostly to members uv the Council, and thev wuz all bas ed on the price uv a drink, plane, 50 cents. The Council hed the money printed to pay the contraktvrs with. Ez wo didn't want to wait long be fore the era uv prosperity sot in, it wuz votid that eachcontraktcr shood hev an advance u v 25 per cent, on the amount uv his contrack,that the mon ey mite be got into cirkelashen tu wuuat., and tho good cft'ex mite be felt iinmcjitly. This wuz doue, and some $500,000 wuz paid to ent. The elleck is terrific. The wages uv labrin men hez gone up to $7 a day, and it U dilliciilt to prokoor em at that. Whisky hez riz to 50 cents a drink, without sugar, and 75 with. The groanin shoemaker wich used to git $5 for a pare uv stogy boots is gettiug $20 now, :ind ho ain't particu lar about selling even at that price. Everybody hez got all the money they want, and the Corners is baskin in the beenis uv onlimitid prosperity. This fiat money is a big thing. The only spot on our shining sun is Bigler and Pollock. They retooze to tetch our money at all, and ez they keep goods wich we muM* hev its iu ronveiiient. And then Joe goes about ankiii all sorts uvfool ijueslious. Ho wAnts to know who's over goin to redeem tho money lie wants to know wat good this money is agoin to be in Looisville wher our supplies come from primarily He wants to know who is ugoin to pay tho taxes for all these iinprovemonts, and how we will feel when the bubble buHts, and we are left with an immense debt onto our shoulders. I answered him that he didn't know nothin about tinanscerin. That the very essence uv flat money wuz that it wuzn't never to be redeomcd, that the people wuz. a takin it for their goods and labor, and that they wood pay it out for moro goods and labor, and that it would keep on forever iu one endless round. "But," said Josef, "the contracktors hev got to hev iron and tools and things, and the laborers hev got to hev shoes and a great deal of likker, and a little suthin to eat occassional ly. It's all very well so long ez they kin trade among themselves, but how will it be in Looisville 'i Will they take it there That is the cloud that hangs over us. Will they take it in Looisville, where we hev to buy our goods Wc must move on the Legislacher and git the State to adopt too Cor ners' idee, and then wo must go to Congris and compel the isshooin uv fiat money by the General Govern ment, makin it legletendor wherever the flag floats. And that it may be got into cirkelasbon the General Gov ernment must be paternal, and must imitate the Corners in the matter uv internal improvement. There must be a ship canal from Chicago to Tole do, tho Krie Canal must bo enlarged so as to pass the Great Kastern, tho hole Mississippi Valley must be kivered with levees and everything else, there must be Custom Houses and Post Ollices built in every city and village, and ez for ralcroads, Lord bless us, they must be built from everywhere to everywhere, and all at the expense uv tho Government for the purpose uv gittin fiat money into cirkelashen in sutlicient vollums to meet the requirements uv trade Gf tho bloatid bondholders want to keep their bonds, all rite, only they must take principle and intrest in this kind uv money. Them ez are held abroad shood bo repoodiatid to wunat, and hev done with em. Ther are forty milyuns uv people in this kontry, and I insist that enutf public works shood be put through to give every man, woman and child in tho Yoonyun at least $2,000 uv mon ey. A holthy war wood git it into cirkelashen faster, but I am averse to bloodshed. I am as tender In my feelinaez 1 am broad in my tinanshel vews. This is my tinanshel noshuns, but they ain't original with mo. The Dimocratic and Nashnel leeders aro holdin the same noshens in a modi fied form. They will advance to my poslshun when they see how the thing works in the Corners. 1 don't want no gold, nor no silver. A paper dollar is good enufl* for me, so ez it will buy likker. and I kin git ennffuvit. Wat do I keer for debt, when that debt ain't never goin to be paidi* Gold is an exploded idee! Ring out the old and ring in the new We want more money and we are goin to hev it. PKTBOI-KUM V. NASIIV, Finanseer. P. S.—The trubble that Josef pro phesied hez come already. Peiter, the shoemaker, sold out hi* stock gai ly for flat money, and went to Loois ville to git more leather. The Looia^ ville leather men woodent giv him bit uv leather for our money, and that is all he hex. He offered em three prices, but they declined frigid ly, ana he come home without a sin gle sido. Ho swears he has bin rob bed, and he is so disloyal ez to d—n the counsil, and me, the originator uv the idee. I told him to start a tan nery hisself, and be independent uv Ihe outside world, but ho wantid to know how he wuz agoin to do it with fiat money Tho fact is sosiety needs reorginizin. There must be some way devised to compel Looisville to take our money. Ez no fiat money is ever goin to be redeemed in gold or anything else, why ain't ours jist ez gcod ez anybody's H0RR0R8 OF THE EPIDEMIC Some of the Brutality and Bar barism Fever Baa Developed' From the Memphla Appeal. The brutality, barbarism and in difference developed by this epidemic stand out in marked contrast with the heroism which has cost us so many lives. Scarcely a day passes that tho community, bowed in sor row for so many weeks, is not sham ed by one or another of these hideous phases of inhumanity. As if it were not enough that the experiences of the times develop cases of total neg lect, which are brought to light when the sufferers are past hope and be yond the reach of human aid, we havo creatures in the semblance of mon who, terrorized out of all reas on, surrender themselves to demoni acal passions and express their fears in acts that are a disgiace to our race and blood. The story which we copy from the Jackson Tribune and Sun, to-day, is a case of that sort, and, perhaps, one of tho worst that has come under our notice. A little boy, convalescent, sent to Milan, from Grand Junction, by his father, that he might thore breathe a purer atmosphere and be out of tho way of the horrible sights which au epidemic develops, took possession of a log cabin where, dur ing the night, he was beset by a par ty of fiends who, by firing upon the lonely little chap, compelled him to evacuato and take to the woods on the coldest night of the season. Any thing moro brutal than this has not como under our notico. Then there was the case of the fever-stricken man in a railroad car, which was un coupled and left on a side track near the National cemetery, where, but for the ministrations of a brave friend and timely assistance from Memphis he would have died, as the poor fel low did who, left in a box car near Stevenson, was beset by a cowardly mob, possessed of only one idea, that of self-preservation. Then wo had the case of Ihe negro men, poor fel lows. driven forth by a few inhuman persons, some of whom have since died of the fever they thus inhuman sought to flght off. The three vic tims of (heir cowardice died misera bly by the wayside, giving evidenoo by the contortions of their bodies that they passed away in nameless agonies. Horrible to think of suoh, an incident six weeks ago would havo been scouted as impossible by the very persona who participated in it. Then there is the caso of a poor nogro woman, who, dying of fever, was rolled in a blanket and uncere moniously dumped into a hog-hole by her terror-stricken husband and kinfolks. Bad enough that thoso who died within the limits so well served by the Howard Association and Citi zens' Relief Committeo should some days ago, on account of the want of laborors and coffins, have had to lie for two or three days, poisoning the air with a nameless stench and send ing forth countless billions of spores to feed on tho vitals of the faithful few who have done such uoble ser vice in battling with the scourge.— Bad enough that these horrors shoulu exist to appal the living, and help to increase the awful mortality, but when to them wc add the wanton in humanity of stoning and shooting at defenceless boy of only ten years, driving helpless fever-stricken pa tients from the only shelter thev have, and shaming our common humanity by leaving bodies in hog holes, food for the hogs, wo are overcome with shame for a brave people, a generous and noble people who, after enduring all tho trials of a great war, and at testing both their moral and physical courage, should havo their fair escut cheon soiled by a brutalism without parallel. Hearing such things, one wonders if our civilization is really a failure, and we are going back to the days of the London plague, when all the bonds of society were loosened, aud besides the disease, which carried away so many thousands, the people of the great capital were the prey of an epidemic of moral cowardice.— Were it not for the thousands of cases of heroism, almost divine iu their self sacrifice, which we witness every day, such a conclusion would be irro tible. Another case, and we close for the present. Mr. Ben K. Pullen, an old and honored citizen, who is held in the highest esteem as an up right, honorable man, on Monday last went out to Klmwood Cemetery, loveliest of the cities of the dead, to perform the sad duties of burying his wife, who had died of the fever. It was late, past 5 o'clock in the evening, when the carriago and the hearse ar rived at the cemetery. There was still three-quarters of an hour to pass beforo the hour arrived, when funer al parties arc refused admittance and the laborers suspend work. The man in charge of the cemetery—named Flinn or Edwards, it is not known which—came to the spot where the grave was to be dug, with a party of negroes, whom he informed that they would not receive any extra pay for work done after ti o'clock, thus trying to prevent them from the work they wore there to perform. The negroes, more humane than he, and indignant at such an exhibition of brutality be fore the husband and children, stand ing beside all that remained to them of a good wife and mother, replied that sometimes they worked for friendship. They dug -the grave, lowered the casket, and had covered it out of night, having almost com pleted their work, when the same coldblooded creature, in tho hearing of the mourning family, and almost in their faces, said: "You have worked after 6 o'clock, and yon shall receive no pay for it. Hereafter no work shall be done after that hour, no matter how many d—d carcasses are brought here." Powerless to re sent an outrage so gross, the father and children passed out and on to their homes, their grief intensified by an insult that all men must share un til it is punished as it should be. What a contrast is this to the oller ings o^ life itself by gentle women and brave men, who come from far distant States and cities to nurse our sick and try to rescue from the very jaws of death our sorely stricken peo' pie. How black and hideous such things look by the light of the hu inanity, courage and tenderness ex hibited toward us by strangers who leave all the endearment* of home, the delighu of friendship and the pleasures of society to brave the dan gers of the plaguo in the performance to them of a duty. These horrifying incidents are few thank God, very tew whereas the noble examples of self-sacrifice are to many as to rob even the epidemic of its terrors and lift our race and name above the deg radation of the inhuman brutes whote sins are after all their own. It is claimed at Washington that the Southern Pacific Railroad Com pany has effected a combination with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Company, and that this latter road which is now completed to Trinidad, is to be poshed forward rapidly to Albuquerquo, New Mexico, whore it will connect with the Southern Pa cific, which expect* to reach that point next summer. The object ot this junction is to give the southern road an outlet to St. Louis, and thus strike its rival the Texas Pacific, at the Northwest as well as in th Southwest. The dollar of our dads looks well enough in some families, but when dad is busted, or dead broke, so to speak, and the property is in hia wife's name, then isn't it the dollar of our mams? OTTUMWA, IOWA, OCTOBER 9. COMMUNISM A Masterly Sketch of Its and Its Fruits* HI From Rermon of Rev. T. DsWlttT»lm«ge,8«p. tember22. Well now, what have you to pro pose, my friends, for the alleviation of the troubles of the working ciaM es? A great many men in this day say "Let us try communism." I am ready to try it if that be best. I can tell whether It shall be better by »e« ing what communism has dono for other nations. If it has done well elsewhere, let us adopt it. If it has done badly elsewhere, let us stand clear of it. Communism was bora in France, April 10,1892. It wae born again in France, March 18,1871. It invaded Germany in 1844, and was called "socialism." Trouble arising among the Silesian weavers about their wages, it was supposed that ao cialism would cure the trouble. It invaded England in 1862, and was called the "International party," and it has come to this couhtry under va rious titles, and unless our American people find out its true character, the time will come when it will build barricades across the streets of New York, and Brooklyn, and Boston, and New Orleans, and all the straeta of our great American cities wfll ran red with the blood of our be^cttf zen. I can tell you its true charact? Instead of being the friend of the workingman, it is their worst foe. In the presence of God, I arraign it tu-day, not only as the worst foe of the workingman, but as the robber, the despoiler, and the murdorer of nations. Robespierre, Danton, and Marat projected it. The party in Francc was called the Committee of ublic Safety, the National Guard, the Mountain, because of the elevated seats in which they sat in convention, On the night between the ninth and tenth of August, 17!)2, suddenly the bells of Paris rang, and indiscrimin ate cutthroatery began. The deprav ed people of the city marched up to the Tuileries, took it, captured the prisons, took off the heads of 1,500 people that were incarcerated, guil lotined the king, throwing his body into a trench and covering it with quick-lime, so that no future funeral ceremony might be expected after the sham trial of the beautiful Marie Antoniette, rolling her head into the sawdust without any opportunity of appeal or trial, arresting or putting to death all those who were suspect ed of being friendly to law and order and government. Communism ruled the hour in assassination. The insur rectionary party offered rewards for those who would sacrifice their vir tue. The most horrible indecency was crowned. Tho day for the deifi cation of the Goddess of Wisdom ar rived. Tho wife of Monmoro was to be crowned and deified. The best musicians and artists of the city were compelled, under fear of losing their heads, to come and mako music du ing the ceremony. The procession started, Four communists carried on their shoulders tbu (ioddess of Wisdom in a gilded chair. The pro cession pasted on through the streets until it came to the Church of Notre Dame. Tho people bowed before this uplifted Goddess. The young women burned incense. While this scene of awful blaspemy was being enacted in the main audience-room of the cathedral, in the chapels all around was being enacted a scene of riot and uncleanliness such as the world never heard of, and enough to shock devils damned. That was the coronation and deification of the wite of Monmoro, a communist, to be the rival throne of the Lord God Al mighty That reign of terror went on until Kobespicrre attempted to take his own life with bis pistol. The pistol going off fractured his jaw, but his life survived until he died on the very guillotine that he had lifted for others. That was the first, long, keen wide, terrible swath of communism. Communism halted then until years passed by. It occasionally lifted its bead in some dark passage of French history, but broke forth in 1S71, when the news came of Ihe surrender of Marshal Buzainc, at Metz. The Com munists ftaid, "Now is the time for ua to rise. Franco is in trouble." In the early part of that time I saw in Paris men in blue blouses hanging around waiting for the fires to kindle. Com munism has been fasting so long it was hungry for human life,aud thirst ing for human blood. "Give us the coniiruneof '!•:$!" cried the demons. When an officer of tho gonuine gov ernment was arrested by these ruffians he demanded their warrant for hia arrest. They said "We have no war rant we represent tho people." An archy ruled Paris. The Hotel de Villo was surrounded by these hu man tigers, one of these Communists sending a shot into the clock, so that it stopped at three o'clock and fifteen minutes, marking tho momentous hour in French history. The cannon were turned around and the place surrendered. Strangers in the city suspectcd of being spies were drag ged by the mob through the streets and thrown into the river Seine. A prominent man was lifted by four of these ruffians, and with three swings and a jerk ho went over the parapets into the water. Communism forbade divine worship in the Pantheon. A concert was given in the palace of Tuileries surh as the world nover heard of. The musicians were the most depraved men and women in Paris. Tho audience, made up of the slums of the city, corresponding with tho Five Points of New York, were at their worst. The statuary in the parks and on the streets were left footless and head loss. It was thought to bo a great joke if one of these spe cimen^of sculpture worth live, ten, or twenty thousand dollars could be destroyed. The Column of Vendome must come down. The communists arrived with redsashesand red flags. The ropes fastened to the top of the column began to tighten, the windlas turned, and in one awful crash the monumental glory of France perish ed. Churches were sacked. Mock religious services were held, the Communists putting on the garb of the priests. The bones of the aaints were exhumed and scattered about the place. The wafers of the holy communion wero distributed in de rision. In one of tho cathedrals the font of the altar was filled with to bacco, and the image of the Virgin Mary had a pipo put between her lips. The image of the cross had its arms broken off, and there was not a depth of sacrilegc that was not touch ed. HORRIBLE SUICIDE-' An Old Holland Gentleman Cuta HI* Throat With a Razor. A horrible suicide was committed on last Friday evening about nine o'clock, two miles east of Pella, an old Holland gentleman by tho name of Van Gorp cutting his throat with a*razor. Mr. F. Van Gorp was a man of about tiO yoars of age, having a wife and five children, and has been suffering for a year and a half with a sort of morbid depression, durin which time he could not be persuade to eat with tho family. Eatables were placed where he could find them and at night and at such times when away from the rest of the family he would partake of the nourishment prepared for him. About four months ago he had a fit of sickness which had tho effect of making his condition worse. On the evening in question one of his sons had sharpen ed a razor for the purpose of shaving his father, which he had intended to do before supper, but being late he called to him, he being in hi* room telling him bo would shave him after supper. After supper was over tho son went to hia father's room and not finding him a search was made, which resulted in the family finding him in tho garden with his throat cut, the bloody razor being found near his body. The causa of the act is thought to be morbid insanity.—Pella Blade. Virtue la its Own Reward. 8prinffflehl (Ifasii.) Republican. A generous New Yorker, who has besn spending his summer in Mont gomery, lost his pocket-book, con taining |440, on the road to Westfield the other day. It was found by the stage driver and returned to the Yorker, who counted it ovor and said: "Yes, it's all hero. Much oblig ed. I'll speak of your honesty to my New York friends." 187s. NAUGHTY ACKLKn The Louisiana Congressman Again Charged With Seduction His Victim's Gmfeaslen Her Heath Bed—Witaesses Car ried Away by the Pest— The densatlea of Mew Orieaas. NEW OKLIAKS, La., September Acklen avers that the affair was an attempt at blackmail. There has been considerable excitement in the city over the affair and tho examina tion of Smith's effects is waited for with intense interest. Smith claimed that the affidavits in Acklen's posses sion were partly forgeries and partly obtained by hush money. The affair is decidedly the setisatiou of the city at present. An attempt was made last night to get the child of the dead girl away from her colored nurse at Smith's house, but it was frustrated. THE CHINESE FAMINE. A Nation of Cannlbala-Awful Pic ture of Diatreaa and Miaery. Shanghai Correspondence New York World. Again Shantung is heard from, and the province ever needed help it would seem to bo now. On April 4 we read that "the famine increased daily no rain has fallen and the ground is as dry as a bono. The dis tracted mothers, unable to still the hopeless, unanswered cries of their children, expend their last efforts in buryiug them alive, to stop their moaning and end their miseries." Many villages present the same ap pearance as if a rebel horde had de vastated them. As a Chinaraau re marked, "where ouly a short time ago in passing along, you beard the bark ing of dogs aud the singing of chil dren at play, now all is hushed and still"—the dogs eaten and the people too weak to laugh and sing, or to do aught but pray for soon or speedy death. Here is what one of the dis tributors writes of tho situation "l to the present time the people contented themselves with eating those who had died, but now they kill the living in order to have them for food. Husbands eat their wive#, parent* eat their sons and daughters and children eat their parents.'' Wo men and girls are sold at less than $*2 apierc, and human tlesh is ollored for sale in the markets. Writes another 29. —The death of Harry L. Smith last evening brought tho non. J. II. Ack len again into unpleasant promi nence. About threo year* ago a scan dal was rife in the Bayou Techc in which Acklen and a young woman connected with the Palfroy family, one of the oldest in the State, were implicated. It was publicly stated that Acklen seduced and then mar ried her to his hostler to cover up the crime. It is certain that the hostler married her, brought her to this city and then deserted ber. Not long af tera child was born. The affair was generally discussed and Acklen se verely censured. He, however, pro duced certain affidavits from the girl and her mother setting forth that tho alleged outrage was a fabrication. The matter was then dropped.— About three months ago Acklen and Smith had some trouble about a pub lication bearing upon the Washing ton scandal. Shortly afterward Smith heard of the presence iu town of the girl above alluded to and sought her out. She was in an im poverished condition and Smith of fered her shelter in his house. Short ly after she contracted fever and died. Before she died, however, according to Smith's statement, she gave him an affidavit duly sworn to before a Jus tice of the Peace, to the effect that Acklen had drugged her with wine and seduced her. Last Sunday evening Smith told the Times correspondent, in the presence of witnesses, that he not only bad that affidavit but others, clearly proving Acklen's guilt. These statements he said ho would produce beforo the Democratic State Central Committee and make Acklen retire from the tick et. On Tuesday Smith contracted the fever, but was doing well up to Friday morning. At that time a member of the Democratic Central Committee called upon him, bearing the affidavits that Acklen had obtain ed for his defense and asked Smith for the proofs of bis charge. Smith became greatly excited, relapsed and died within a few hours. Before his death, however, a Justice of the Peace, at his own request, it is said, put all his etlbcts under seal, in which condition they will remain until ex amined by the administrator. A mother, after having, with her husband, eaten their little boy, 6 years old, whom they had themselves kill ed, prepared also to cut the throat of their little daughter, 8 years old.— The little girl began to weep at the sight of the fatal knife, and the neigh bors who heard her, arrived just in time to save her." (Note by Pere Ay meri—"Sometimes parents, in order that they may not be themselves the executioners of their own children, agree with other parents—I will kill bis child for him and he shall kill mine.") It is the same story of all the provinces, and bodies of men combine to attack the smaller hamlets, not to rob them of treasure, or seek revenge for wrongs inflicted. Literally and truly they go about as wolves,'seeking whom they may devour.' It would be possible, were it reqnisite to con tinue this chapter of horrors oxisting in these five provinces almost indefi nitely, for only a half is told, and that half is weak and tame as compar ed to the actual facts, but the particu lars of the latest reports are so revolt ing that it is inexpedient to further their publicity. The wildest imagination nover pic tured atrocities or suffering equal to tho scenes so common now through out the famine region, and what the future has in store for them, who can say These are not reminiscences of the past, but faithful statements of what is and what must be the condi tion of China for months to come, for a bright immediate future is not to be looked for. A full year must elapse before the natural fruits of the land or governmnt and private sup plies, with tlio best of management, will be able to como with th« require ments, and in the interval China will be decimated. To expect the foreign community to continue to any great extent their liberal contributions of the pastes, in the universal stagnation of Jtrade, unreasonable, and for the futnro it must devolve on the benev olently disposed of all nations, to alle viate, so far as may be, the sorrows aud sufferings of Cathay. To leave the victims to the mercy or enterprise of their rulers, is to leave them to per ish, for the ccntral government is too utterly effete and bankrupt and its subordinate otllcials too given to pec ulation and self-agrandizemont to give us hope that necessity may stimulate them to efficient action.— So far the aid trom thia source haa boon shamefully inadequate and in termittent, consisting very largely in the remitance or postponement of tax •s they would have found it impossi ble to collect. F.ven such material aid as was extended, was unavailable through lack of means to transport it and I know of no sadder satire of tho exclusive policy of China, than her government stores of mouldering grain, her starving millions scarce 200 miles away, and the rusting rails and moss grown road-bed of the Woosung railroad as a monument against her. In closing I may state that the total foroign aid so far amounts to 130,163.70 taels, of which America has contributed a paltry 200 taels. I have done, and if my story diverts a single dollar from the thou sand channels of sporadic charity If I can convince people that just now a pound of rice is worth a ton of tracta, or that the prayer of gratitude from a poor wretch saved from wealthy corporationa, then shall I be what now I am not. A young couple of Le Roy, New York, had their wedding day aelected and then got into a squabble over which church the knot should be tied in. He wanted to go to the Presbyte rian edifice, becauso it waa the faah lonable one of tho village, and she wanted to go to the Baptiat one, for ahe naed to sing in the eholr there. The quarrel snapped the engagement. A Bint to Grumblers The Burlington Hawkeye recentlv to buslner "VT'Sgestions: n«wana^li,,*r advertisement a to business men these excel- n«wjpap6ti boldly good deal out. and becomes transfixed in tho reader. II may not w., ir a while the un6R miliar and become stamps buVat'ter Xle"h?'H^0°^^? unn„ mind. The advantage is n,?v°" a'P: parent in this way, the subscriber the course of time wants something in the liueof goods kept by the man whose advertisement ho is familiar with. He naturally visits the adver tiser's store and buys what he wants, for though he may never have been inside the place before, he feels thor oughly acquainted with everthing about it, and this romovas that em barrassment ,which no one likes to show when on a shopping tour. A good advertisement kept constantly in a paper, is like a finger-board at a cross-road it romoves all difficulty in finding the right place." To this another journal promptly responded: "The above is all true, and we may add more. Some of our patrons say 'I don't want a standing advertise ment. I will invest in locals.' But a few men in the hurry of businesj at tend to sending in locals to a weekly paper regularly, and much of the time they are not represented. This western country is constantly being peopled with new comers. They come with money and stop with acquaintances. The county paper is the first thing asked for. If the ju dicious advertiser is represented by an attractive advertisement, he may profit thereby, but if his face in the way of type. has been omitted, and the locals forgotten, as they often are, the new comer, when he goes to pur chase his outfit, will look for the sign of a store which he found announced the standing ads. They are taken as an index to business places just as much as the painted sign, or the goods displayed in front. Locals in conncction with an advertisement frequently changed are good, but the two should go together, and iu the end are the most profitable." How the Weat la Suffering. From the ImllAnapolit* Journal. During the past summer and since the opening of the political campaign, well-known gentleman of this city went to New York for the purpose of borrowing money at a low rate of interest to reloan here. In New York bo met a friend, a resident of that city, who informed him that he had recently borrowed 125,000 for four months at 1 per cent, a year. lie said he could have got tho monoy for a longer time if he had wanted it, and tho broker who loaned it to him wanted him to lake $100,000 at the samo rate. The Indianapolis man was greatly encouraged by this infor mation, and at once made known his business to his friend. Tho latter beard him through, and said "Mr. -, it is useless (or you or any other Western man to try to borrow mon ey here to bo used in tbo West while he present financial agitation lasts. There is plenty of money to loan on very low interest, but the owners will not loan it except under circumstanc es of Iho greatest security. TLe infla tion movement in the West has alarm ed the capitalists to such and extent that I do not think it will be possible for a Western man to borrow money here." This was discouraging. The next person approached was another friend ot the Indianapolis man, a gentleman who was known to have money to loan himself. When the business was opened to him he said Mr. I have about $20,000 iu bank which I have no present use for, but I do not propose to invest it till the money question is settled, and espc ially could not think of letting it go West." Other capitalists gave the same reply. Our informant says he talked with at least forty persons in the Ksst who had money to lend but not one was willing to'invest while the iuflation agitation continued. As leading capitalist said, "I do not jropose to invest any money until I enow what kind of money 1 shall get. back." Thn gentleman who re lates these facts says he could have obtained all the money ho wanted at very low rate of Interest but for the uneasiness and distrust raused by the financial agitation. Death of Monroe P. Thorington. On Saturday we heard a minor that Mr. Monroe 1'. Thoringlou, son of Hon. .lames Thorington, had died iu Montaua but the inquiries made failed to substantiate the report. To-day the sad news U confirmed, as a letter received this morning by Mrs. L). S. Sheldon, from Mrs. Nash, at Ottawa' III., ntates. This letter says, according to a telegram receiv ed Saturday morning from West Poiut, Mouroe died at Ft. Keogh, Sept. 10th. It appears that he was ordered out with a party building a telegraph line, and that he became ery ill and had to be returned to the fort. A three day's ride in an ambu lance. added to a fall he got on the way, brought on a deadly illness that ended his life. The deceased young gentleman was about 24 years of age was the eldest son of Hon. James Thorington, and was born and grew up here. Some ight years ago he became a cadctat West Point Military Academy, from which he graduated iu 1877," receiv ng the rank of Second Lieutenant in the regular array. Last spring he was ordered to join Oen. Miles' com mand iu Montana, which he did, and was there assigned to the 5th Infantry with hoadquarters at Fort Keogh. Here he remained till tho time of his death. His death took place not far from the sceno of the Custer trngedy. MonroeThoriugton was one of the brightest and best young men that ever went from this city to fight the battles of the world. Steady, indus trious, apt, honest and pure, he had all the elements of a true and noble manhood in him. Had his life beeu pared, we Jfeel sure he would have made a proud mark iu the world—if earnest effort and the determination to do right would have won distinc tion. IIis sad and unexpected death will be the cause of great grief not only with his relatives, but to his school mates and warm friends in this city.—Davenport Democrat. A Weed-Hook. About twenty-live years agy, "Itu ral," then a resident of Cook county, invented a weed-hook. It consisted simply of a piece of bent iron fasten ed to the plow-beam by a suitable clasp. We have one now, made twen ty years ago, which is put to annual use. No one ever thought of gettiug a patent on It, but, iustoad, it was de scribed in the Tribune, and in all the agricultural journals of the day. A few days since wo received a call from au agent who had tor sale tho territory and rights of "Ballard's Weed-Tucker,'' which is almost identical with the "hook" we have used for twenty-five years. The agent claimed that it was patented, which we do not doubt only that it does seem foolish for peo plo to pay for a right to use a patent ed article whon ono equally as good can bo had of any common black smith for $1. We should not be sur prised if these agents went around among the farmers of this region,and attempted to collect a royalty for the uso or the old weed-hook, now the patented "Tucker." No farmor should be without a weed-hook, which enables him to turn under audi completely cover the tallest weeds or corn-stalks.—^Veu Vork Tribune. One of Thurman's Plane. from tbe ClevcUuul llenUtl. The free coinage of siiyer is insist ed upon by Mr. Thurman. This means that tbe Government shall take 89 cents worth of ailver from tbe mine owners and I ulliou brokers and give them in return a coin that is lo gal tender for one dollar—a very nice transaction for them and for nobody else. Eleven per cent, profit on each transactioe—why, the "leeharous bondholder" busineaa la nothing tbia. Babiea ought to be wei' '„'1OW the of, their ayatem doe-',,r Baby suf slighteat neglect /io'wal Disorders, fers from 0 of jjr BnU, procure %,'iupie but always reliable Byrujjr. Only 25 centa re- Cmtricr. OCTOBER. Oh, loosely swings fhe pnrplingMiSi __Th« yellow ratplss flame toforfk nk Tile Kolrlcn-Uwny uh-trcra stan Hard by our cottage door October glows on evsry cheek, JJctobw shines in every eye, Wkileap the hill and down the lala Her crimson banners fly. Scribnrr for October. ©LEANINGS. Buckwheat cakes aro getting ready for a flop. Mon who nefter do wrong saldom anything. IV sure jir^y The lime in swill is said to be Vf,tiUve ot hog cholera. Knaanlh^onntitv Kossuth county ),eenpostoffice in Ranged to St. Joseph. Australia haa carried est diploma for wheat at u„ ifr:a Exhibition. Camp-meetings and cattle show are most over, and church raffles are cloie at hand. "Pale-faced sona ot perdition" is the term applied to Yankees by the Mexican press. A Spanish woman walk* in the Paris boulevards, leading 'a dove with a ribbon. The Chicago Alliance says that of the 550,000 people ie Chicago, only 50,000 attend church. The Lutheran churohea la the Uni ted States havo 1,300 Sunday achools, with 120,000 scholars. Somebody wrote to Hamilton Fish to get his terms for a lecture, and he replied, "C. O. D. Fish." The fact is gradually leaking out that Moody and Sankey have had a sort of a mild evangelical quarrel.) More than 400 Jews have perished at Mogador, Morocco, from cholera, and the disease prevails elsewhere. To every 800 persons in this coun try there is one minister, while in India there is not one minister to 300, 000. The Post Office Department has decided that a husband has no con trol over the correspondence of his wife. Wisconsin's bounty of $5 for every wolf scalp, cost the State $16,000 last year, as the wolves are raised for their scalps. Air-skirts arc suggested in England for women passengers on steamboats. In case of danger they could instantly be inflated. The New Orleans Picayune esti mates the pecuniary loss by the epi demic there at over $1,000,000 in ac tual outlay. Kx-Senator Revels, now pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church at Richmond, Indiana, has had a atroke of paralysis. Dr. Babcock, inventor of the fire extinguisher bearing his name, is a drunken outcast in Oakland, Cat. He was once moderately wealthy. A few days sinec at Belle Plaine, a four-year-old son of John Blake met his death by falling head foremost into a pan of boiling sorghum. A Chinaman taken up as a leper iu San Francisco was, on examination, found not to have leprosy, but only elephantiases yrweorum tuberculosa. Parties in Carroll county, Iowa, have spent $2,000 over a dispute as to the boundary line of some land worth about $40, aud tho end is not yet. The New Hampshire Legislature has just provided relief for the sore ly afllictcd population by imposing a special tax on lightning rod ped dlers. The Baltimore Every Saturday says the world must stop praising pretty women, and begin to praise women who are ugly as te-looks, but good. The potato crop is so large in OBrien, Lyon and Osceola counties this season that thousands of bushels will be allowed to remain in the ground undug. Wi»o could ask to Livermore happy life than Mary A., who gets a hun dred and fifty dollars every time she tells other women he w to bring up their daughters "Look at the baste, wid his two tooth-picks sticking out of his mouth was how the first sight of an elephant affected Bridget Muldoon.— Boston Transcript. The last Harpar s Bazar feelingly depicts the "Spirit of 78" as a bare tooted girl dropping pennies into a box labeled "For tbo benefit of the yellow-fever sufferers." The packing boxes made in the I*. S. in 1874 cost $12,000,000, and the lumber manufactured into wagons, agricultural implements, etc., was worth over $100,000,000. If England would take half of this world aud Russia the other half there would be no longer text for fighting, but any pre each one seemB to want the whole thing. An old man in Virginia City, Ncv., having regained the power ot speech after tive years of paralysis, does lit tle else but swear. It is said that he is niakiug up for lost time. A Justice of the Peace in Arizona ruled cut the evidence of all witness es, chased both lawyers out doors, knocked the plaintiff over a bench, and decided "no cause of action." A man is on trial in California for embracery, which by some misnomer means that while sitting on a jury he tried to get a bribe from tbe prisoner as the price of voting "not guilty." The ghost in Central Park, New York, has been caught and found to be a woman about 50 years old who lives near the park and chooses to take her nightly walks about midnight. John Bouton, while at work with a thrashing machine, near Indepen dence, on the 24th, met with an acci dent which resulted in the loss of an arm, it being literally torn from his body. A clergyman at Newport," Ky., is running for Congress, and a local newspaper, by way of friendly ad vice, warns him that at Washington he can save no souls and will probably lose his own. By next spring, if the signs that now appear in the oast, hold good, the British Oovernment will bo up to its ears in a jaunty little war with the \meer of Cabul, and will have its hands full of an Afghan war. It has come out that Strite, the (irand Junction banker who suicided last week, is a defaulter for several thousand dollars to tho school dis trict of which ho was treasurer, i fact which he could ceal. not longer con- "I move the previous question," said a delegate to a Montana conven tion. The Chairman—"If the chair recollects right the question was on adjourning for drinks. Those in fa vor say yes contrary minded, no. It is a vote." The Attorney General of the United States has given an opinion that aub idiary silver coins are only leg tender when the amount to be paid less than $5, and that the same rule applies to their receivabillty for eua tomdutlea. The Dubuque & Sioux City rail road, leased to tho Illinois Central railroad, has declared a semi-annual ot 2'i» per eent. Thia road K®*? Pet cent of the gross earnings, whtab snows that the done a the past six moaths. A rosy-cheeked, f»for tlie dressed in girl's cloij,j"'j loom' last aix months )*".and 11t in the Oswor' honss. He ing in thfi^'^./f sucU a favorite that had iu the factory when he h.y ,7rt way to Jail. tlder Stephen Dodge, an old resi dent of Gratiot county, Mich., and care |keeper of tho Couuty Poor House, also a local Methodist preacher |f many years' atanding, has eloped with a young woman named Sarah Adama, an inmate of the Poor Houae, aad great ia the amazement of the region roundabout. NUMBER 26. FOREIGN. A BASK TTAttnRK AS IB A nAVK FAIL URE. LONDON, Oct. 2.—The City of Glas gow Bank closed its doors to-day. Its liabilities aro stated to be $50,000, 000. The liability of the shareholders is mulmitod. Ono hundred pound shares of tho bank were dealt in yes terday- at over £200 and within a week at /'237. The bank was estab hshed in 1839 and had fifty to sixty branches. This is the heaviest bank failure in Scotland since 1851, when this cou w 0 9U9P0nded. Other Scotch aft, /.wer® Mkedfor assistanco but inff veJ\!r'ining tbe bo®k' thfLredeeu?ArnUoTod at a meot- t0 ,d?, Stock Exchange, where ther« m0re, the City of tivXow bank °,f stated at 3* failure has caused ^ke throughout Scotland ana heavy supply of Scotch railway Re_ curitiea in conaequence of the press ure of Scotch holdera to sell. The failure of the bank is generally at tributed to its resources being locked up in bills, shares and debentures of various kinda, that were not readily convertible. Tho Echo says the failure is vory mportant, not lesa than a national disaster, but, as usual in such cases, it has been foreshadowed by innumer able occurrences, and it is hardly likely it will do more than to bring down the commercial firms which are involved in the bill transactions which have overwhelmed the bank. LONDON, Oct. 2.—The failure of city of Olasgow bank is believed to have been in consequence of large advan ces on American securities, grain and real estate, tbe 'values of which are largely depredated. LONDON, Oct. 3.—The Timet in its financial article this morning says the City of Glasgow Bank had 133 branches. It has paid progressively increasing dividends for several years, until it reached 12 per cent. It would bo incorrect to say that the dis aster was unexpected, on the contrary in banking circles it created no sur prise, for the bank had been losing credit gradually for ten years past. Yet the Scotch bank in London was not in possession of information which showed that the end was actually near till Tuesday morning rumors of the bank being in difficulty had been so often circulated beforo, within strictly bank circles, that a repetition of them did not excite particular in terest on this occasion. The business of tbe bank had been conducted for years upon very unsound principles, and from the fact of other Scotch banks having decided to let tho bank stop, it is inferred that it is a very bad case. Operations upon an enormous scale had been indirectly entered into in Indian produce and Australian wool, some 14,000,000 of bills having been accepted for account of three firms. Very large advances had been made to firms in the iron trade in the north and utterly reckless support ap pears to have been given to builders. The immediate cause of tbe failure was tho impossibility of any longer getting bills, drawn from India on the bank in Olasgow, discounted in Lon don market a circumstance which explains to some extent tbe feverish oscillations for some months past in the rates demanded for loans. These bills had been sold in India to Indian banks, ostensibly against the shipment of produce, and ultimately came up on this discount jnarkot. Tbe terms demanded for negotiating them hav ing steadily advanced instructions were at length telegraphed to the In dian,branches to take no more bills, and as soon as it were no longer pos sible to keep an open credit system going and its paper atloat, the bank closed its doors. The liabilities of the bank are estimated at $50,000,000 acceptances slightly below$15,000,000 deposits $40,000,000. The unlimited liabilities of the shareholders may perhaps secure depositors. The au thorized note circulation was only 2,000 pounds, but according to last accounts the issue is between 600,000 and 700,000, against nearly all of which the law compels the bank to have gold. We believe we are correct in saying that this deplorable catastro phe is. with reference to the Scotch banks as a whole,an exception,andthat no other banking institution in Scot land is any way mixed up with the City of Glasgow bank, or ha« been engaged in business of a kind which led to this failuro. Attempts have been made in the city to complicate matters by saying there was a panic but there has been no panic. The Bank of England is in an exceptionally strong position rela tively to the extent of businees going on, and tho state of affairs is very dif ferent to what it would havo been had the disaster happened to a bank whose soundness had been above suspicion. Tbe Financier anticipates no addi tional failures, but it says some mer cantile failures can hardly be avoided which may extend into the iron dis tricts in the north of England. LONDON, Oct. 4.—The total liabili ties of Smith, Fleming & Co., East India Merchants, whose failuro was announced yesterday is estimated at over $10,000,000. The liabilities of their corresponding firms which fail with them, Wm. Nicol & Co., of Bom bay, and Fleming & Co., of Kurra chee, are doubtless considerably less. iB understood, however, that iu consequencc of exchanges of paper between the city of Glasgow Bank and Indian houses the same set of lia bilities will be found repeated in tbe balance sheets of all these failed es tablishments. The Financier says it is morally cer tain that all the firms concerned in this sort of circular bill flying must succumb. One house in Scotland and Australia is concerned in Ibis paper to tho extent of $5,000,000. One do ing business in Scotland and the East $2,500,000 one located in India owes he bank $8,000,000 for acceptance, and 113,500,000 for cash advances. Threo other affiliated Indian housea aggre gate an indebtedness of $6,250,000. The Financier estimates that the shareholders of the city of Glasgow bank must meet a deficit of $20,000 000, placing the failure among the most disastrous on record. The Times in its financial articles says nothing unusual has occurred. Money is in rather more demand and at about 4l2 per cent. It is reported that a large ship building firm in Glasgow haa failed. National Bank Note Redemption* WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—The effects of the recent circular of the secretar providing that the cl asportation of natb ank notes for redemption, shall be )aid by the banks remitting the notes, nstead of those issuing them, as here tofore, have already been noticed at the department. The neetpts for re demption which ran up to $1,000,000 day during last September, have log iMt &eptemD*r, nave//a fallen off to »400,000 to-day, and mo*'f of these notes were shipped treasury prior to October circular took effect. t!roni veryamaf p*. of there hare w u a o 1 all} daily, instead of $500,000 as hereto fore. Latest News Prom Colorado' DENVKB, Oct. 3.—Reviewed from 21 counties there ia an increase ia the majorities heretore reported. Beat wood's majority over Patterson's, (dem.) for Congress, is 2,745 Perkins over Lovelaud for Governor is 2,500. Counties yet to bo reported will prob ably increase the average republican majority in tho State to 3,000. The Greenback vote iu the Stato will ag gregate about 1,200. The Legislature will stand four Repbbllcans to one Democrat. DAILY COURIER. Published evaireTanlng— Sunday axesptsd, TBR S Ta mail «a been ben par year a It Gives a Largely Increased ..(TOO montti PALESTINE, Texas, Oct. 2.—Theen tire business portion of the city burn ed this morning. Loss estimated at $115,000 insurance light. Down on Old Ben. LOWELL,Oct. 2.—In the Republican Convention of the 7th Congressional District to-day, Mr. Durgen, of Read ing, offered a resolution denouncing Gen. Butler for proving false to the district and to pledges made by him in 1870 and demanding hia immediate resignation as a member of the 46th Congress. The resolution was adop ted unanimously. Boutwells name was withdrawn as a candidate. On the 2d ballot, William A, Russell, of Lawrence, was nominated. Nebraska Republican*. LINCOLN, Oct. 3.—The Republican State Convention closed its labors to day after a two days and night ses sion. The following is the state tick et nominated: Supreme Judge, Amoa Cobb Con gress, long term, E. K.Valentine short term, Col. Tom. Majors Gov ernor, Albinus Vance Lieutenant Governor, E. C. Cams Secy, of State S. Alexander Auditor, Liedtke Treasurer, G. M. Bartlett Supt of Public Instruction, Ii. Thompson Atty. Gen., .T. C. Dilworth Com. or Public Lands, T. M. Davis. Excitement Among the leraelite* NEW YORK,Oct 4.—Jewish circles, reformed and orthodox, have been thrown into a state of the greatest ex citement by the marriege, yesterday afternoon, of the daughter of Sam'l Adler, the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanuel. The msrriage ceremony was performed by the distinguished Dr. Weber himself. This being the period of ten penitential days Rabbi Gathell and officers of] Temple Eman el refused to give countenance to tbe wedding by attending. Another IHurrlcane- HAVANA, Oct 3.—Jacmel was visit ed by another hurricane on the 25th of last month. Two vessels and all the lighters in the harbor were lost. Many houses were destroyed. NEGRO INSURRECTION. A telegram from Jamasda contains a rumor of a negro insurrection in Santa Cruz. Murders and other atrocities are reported. The negroes are said to have possession of the island. AceidenttoHon. Ceo. Bancroft. NEWPORT, Oct. 2.—While George Bancroft, historian, was driving, yes terday, the horses ran away and he was thrown out of his carriagr. The left side of his head was badly eut, aud his left arm and shoulder injured, probably dislocated. Mrs. Bancroft suffers great pain this morning. Held to Bail. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Oct. 2.—J. Q. Calder, cashier of the Grocers ana Producers Bank was arraigned this morning on charge of embezzlement. He waived examination and his bail fixed at $30,000. 160 1 n 89 Smooths 1 moDtb..—.... Delivered by carrier, per w«ek S jjfoimxxK $OB DEPARTMENT ••MPMTt WITH in mi AH MIMU. PRINTIN8 OF ALL KINDS, to a Mammoth Pi lattcra price* and wrok From* Visiting Card to a Mammoth Foster es •cntad In Good Btjle. duplicated. COLORADO ERECT. Re publican Majority,, •ad Two-Thirds of the!) bere of the Lcgislatara are Republicans. Colorado Election DENVER, Oct. 2.—Forty-one and precincts official, including three democratic counties, Huerfano, Bent and Pueblo give a net republi can majority of 1,804 over tho demo cratic ticket. The remaining towns and precincts will probably increase the majority to 2,000. Tho greenback vote is, so far as re ported, six hundred, and will not, it is believed, exceed 1,000 in the state. The legislature will undoubtedlv be two-thirds republican in both houses. Jas. C. Wilson acting chairman of tbe republican state central commit tee, eat WRg »ates tbe majority in thostate at 2500. dollars. iTnCc-i,on(jon temont A TERRIBLE CRIME. The Biahop-Cobb Poisoning Affair. NEW LONDON, Conn., Oct. 1.—It has transpired -Wesley W. Bishop, ot 1 1 with poisoning his mad* f-Cibb, Jr., has a t'onfew, )n implicating bis para coiifeesed crlm- Kate x. Cob1 mouringuw uhr, inal Intimacy v procuring_of po^ for Mrs. Cobb with which to daatro, «v0 Cobb,and of life of her husband, and his knowle^ lhat sh« administered it. He denies Uvat he poisoned Mrs. Bishop and impute* the mnrder to a woman. The whole makes one of the moat terrible pages in the annals of crime. Six Buelneee Sleek* Burned. ST. LOUIS, Oct. A Globe-Demo crat special from Palestine, Texas, aays that a fire broke «nt in McKay's drug store about fonr o'clock this morning, and spread to the adjoining property, resulting in a conflagration which destroyed six block* of busi ness houses. Loss estimated at $60, 000, including $40,000 on stocks. In surance $20,000. Kentucky Style. J'i. CINCINNATI, Oct. 2.—At Klngmtfii Ky., last ovoning, during an alterca tion as to possession of a pair of wag on wheels, Jerry Burnett fatally shot his nophew Wm. C. Burnett. Dion Dead. "'v MONTREAL, Oct 2.—Cyrille celebrated billiard player died ofc estion of the lungs, enroute for the urtney Hanlon Race. Butler Worries the Democrats. From a Washington dispatch to the Philadelphia freaa. Whatever may be the result of the Butler political emeute in Massachu sett, it is certain, judging from the talk about tbe headquarters of the Democratic Congressional Commit tee, that their leaders are sorely per plexed as to their own fate in the general upheaval which now threat ens. The friends of Thurman and Hendricks have been writing letters here which show that neither of those aspirants for the honors of the Demo cratic candidacy in 1880 is encourag ed by the outlook. The Maiuo vote is not at all to their liking, and they make a strong appeal to the party, through its managers,not to be drawn aside by such specious contrivances to get votes as greenback or labor move ments, but to cling to the faith. While a certain ana important fac tion of the democratic party has ta ken up Butler In Massachusetts for the purpose, with the aid of recalci trant republicans, of electing him, the friends of Thurman and Hen dricks aro in secret communication with the democratic managers thero to defsat him, pointing ont the Tb Woefi't minority. jg,r,Yi borlng cities rushed expressed himself aa bitter treasury prior ,u00 daily, and ne must haW/J^V/mes do^lo that sain. It is 'ti a & '%y- I a e e s u s o u e s s i Bseex politician's proh/o« pie one. Should id thw*rt eat enterprise, ""ft"greenback can hisnominat/o'residency in 1880, didate ,rie»v7 Ihmirirk* or e,(l t„r ""7 Mr. tho I and propria tor of rtlephone, oneof tbo j«a.i'Hv eenback organs in this as iB Council Bluffs yester- tbem opposed to tnesale of hia party and and now vork.'o, candidates to ^befJemocracy. So strongly does he feel on the subject that ne says he will sacrifice all he has invested in his paper rather than indorse the disgraceful proceeding, or see the bawdy contract obtain, so far as it lies in his power to prevent. Mr. Dennis is not the only Greenback er who feels that he has been outrage ed. There are hundreds more in a parts of the state, and at the pro time they will administer such a re buke to barter and sale in politics as will prevent its repetition hereaf ter in Iowa.—Council bluffs 3Tonpa rci'I.. If you want to keep your hoy'at' home make it pleasanter for him than the street. 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