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PabUah*d WednMday Morning.
OFFICE :—Oa eornar of Main and Court
strMtt, over the Postofflca.
•e.ooat tN*
How eoukl any sane man suppose
that Tilrtpn could pay his income tax
Md still buy presidential electom at
fifty thousand dollars a head?
TII.DF.N and democracy say wc
Want no more waving the bloody
flhlrt let by-gonea bo by-gones let
the chasm close over tho cipher tel
egrams why fight the cipher war
over eternally what's the use of al
W#ys being a party of hate?
Secretary McCrary says that to his
mind the election indicates that re
publicans are again to get the ascend
ancy. "If," said he, "in the very
agonies of resumption, as it were,
Ohio can be carried against its post
ponement, it foreshadows that that
party which advocates honest money
is to be popular with the great mass
of the people."
The Centerville Citizen says: "In
the issue of the Greenback, after the
election, the managers of the g-b par
ty in this county send greeting to the
democratic party of Appanoose coun
ty In the following language: The
democratic party is nothing more than
a floating! body of inters, with the nuts.*
e* already in sympathy with m. Wi Ttr
According to the testimony given
ill the Fitz-John Porter case by Rob
Lincoln, in New York, yesterday
the expressed opinion of President
Lincoln, at the time qf tho General's
court-martial, was that the ofllcer de
served death. Porter's latest testimo
ny in his own behalf is also regarded
unfavorable to his prospects of es
from a bad record through he
present re-hearing of his case.
Judge Winslow is beaten in the
Sixth Judicial district by J. C. Cook,
democrat Stone, democrat, for Dis
trict Attorney, also beats Ryan, re
publican in the same district. Down
here in the Second district we also
got whipped. Republican Nationals
can see very plainly the effects of
their bargain with the democrats.
They are good on a trade, certainly
for young reformers, and they have
for a partner the pure old democratic
AN article in the Chicago Times of
16th inst. discusses the question as
to the proper time for the election of
congressmen in Iowa. It is sadly out
of joint. I assumes premises that
do not exist and argues therefrom that
the recent election of congressmen in
this State is void. The writer does
not understand the Iowa laws at all.
So great a newspaper as the Times is
ought to be educated sufficiently to
not make errors that school boys in
Iowa would not make.
The great political content. Will oe
enr on the oth of November. On
that day Congressional elections will
be held in the following States Ala
bama, Arkansas Connecticut, Dela
ware, Florida, (ieorgia, IUlnios, Kan
sas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachu
setts, Michigan, Minnesota. Mis&is
aippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hamp
shire, New Jersey, New York, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is
land, South Carolina, Teunesee, Tex
as, Virginia Wisconsin, Louisiauu,
Missouri. Tlieso elections will suttli:
the political complexion of the next
SPKAKIXG of the encouraging signs
of a revival of business, a New York
paper notes another good omen in the
bank circulation and roserve.-i which
remain remarkably steady. The
New York banks lost last week only
$384,700 in reserve, of which only
$352,800 was in legal-tenders, and
have lost since the month began only
$2,100,000 in legal-tenders, while gain
ing $1,400,000 in specie, and increas
ing their average of loans by $2,o0o,
000. The outstanding circulation of
all the National Banks was &!22,tiK>,
242 on the last day of August, and
only $.'$21,878,98!) on the 21st of Sep
tember. The volume of business
transacted is larger than it was last
year, and the earnings of railroads
and other corporations give tokpn of
a general improvement. V?
As lias already been announced,
Professor Collier has, within a short
time, at the Department of Agricul
ture in Washington, conducted a sc
ries of important and interesting ex
periments in the production of sugar
from corn
-stalks and sorghum. From
25,000 pounds of these stalks lie ob
tained 382 pounds of corn syrup and
C59J pounds of sorghum syrup, equal
ing 781 pounds of very good crystali
flwlitreM all nnsloMi L*ttei* to
«, ortrinw* «OVRIB«.
able sugar. With more perfect ma
chinery he thinks that he should have
collected 1,1
SO pounds of sugar. The
correct percentage of sugar, he
ought to be about 75 per cent. The
experiment with millet stalks was
promising. From 130 pounds of a
new French millet-stalk and leaves,
he obtained 29 pounds of juice. The
experiments 61 making sugar from
sorghum in Minnesota, by private
firms and individuals, have been tol
erably successful.
WE had a democratic sheriff for the
firat nine months of this year, and
next for a day or two we had a repub
lican sheriff, made out of a republican
coroner, and then we had another
democratic sheriff by order of Judge
Knapp, and finally a democratic
Board of Supervisors made another
democratic sheriff, and now the Lord
only knows who is sheriff. We want
to jog the memory of all good people
that this if reform by the great Nation
al-democratic party. We expect that
Judge Sloan, when he opens his court
here next Monday, in order to be sure
that he has a sheriff, will appoint a
republican sheriff. We have just
completed the printing of the Circuit
Conrt Docket, for the use of the at
torneys, and the Clerk of the Court
ordered us to leave off the name of
sheriff, because he could not under
take to determine who was sheriff.
THE Charleston (S. (5.) A'etcs, refer
ring to the recent order of Attorney
General Devens to Southern District
Attorneys, .says: "The democracy
are strong enough to protect their
own party and their opponents too,
and they mean to do it. They will
not tolerate any interference with the
freedom of election, even if this lie
attempted in the interest of timorous
colored democrats. A whole army
cannot keep the democracy from car
rying South Carolina, if they cliooso
to carry It, and Attorney-General
Devens has no army to call out for
the benefit of his particular friends,
whether democratic or republican."
The Netcs Is very plain. It knows
what is meant by the attack on the
army on the part of the democratic
party and what is meant by curtail
ing the power of the President in the
use of the army.
The democratic party of this nation
is determined to aid the Southern
wing of that party in stamping out
the freedom of elections. The demo
cratic party is committed to the theo
ry that the republican element of the
Snyth whall not h« pofmlttw) to vote
it will vote the democratic
ticket. The democratic party are de
terinined-that the colored vote of the
South shall not be free to vote ns it
chooses, and that if it attempts it, in
timidation and murder are justifiable
t:j defeat such an attempt. The dem
ocratic party is thus actuated from
Ihe same spirit, the same disloyal
heart that led it to sympathize with
the South In the rebellion.
Hence the Xews defies the Federal
Government to protect American cit
izens in their rights in the State of
South Carolina. This is another ex
ercise of despotism by the democratic
oligarchy of the South, and it is on
the direct road leading to another rev
olution it is a conflict between griev
ous wrong and simple justice, Which,
if persisted in, must as surely lead to
revolution as the turbulent storm
lends to a troubled sea.
RET Ci.ARKsojf, our readers will
remember, wrote and published in
the Register an open letter to I). P.
Stulibs, of Fairfield, Iowa. Clark
son's complaint was that Btubbs had
libeled him by charging that he was
guilty of forging what was known
as the Farnsworth dispatch. Ret
further stated that Stubbs had circu
lated such a charge and actually pro
cured the newsboys on the train to
fold a circular containing this charge
in the State Register. Stubbs replied,
through the Register, denying that he
had ever made such a charge, or that
he had ever circulated it or had them
folded in the Register. Then comes
forward CJol. John W. Hammond,
who, with particularity, relates how
he saw Httibhs actively engaged in
circulating the circulars making the
charge of forgery against Ret, and
tluit he saw Stubbs get the newsboy
to fold the circular in the Register.
Next comes the newsboy and says
Stubbs did get him to fold the circu
lars in the State Register, and that he
did so fold them not knowing the
character of the circular.
Will the reader just think for a mo
ment of the low-down, sheep-stealing
character—so far as moral turpitude
is concerned —of this act of Stubbs
folding into Clarkson's own paper a
charge of forgery against him, and
then having the paper, thus loaded,
circulated among the people. Then
when the foul brain that conceived it
was brought to bay, it denied its le
gitimate brat.
This man is D. P. Stubbs, one year
ago the candidate for Governor of the
party of purity and reform. He is
the same who has been so often hailed
with delight in this community in
the late campaign, to instruct the great
party of reform here in Ottumwa.
lie is indeed a candidate for Presi
dent prts-.-ti/j/i/ subject to the decision
of the National Convention of the
Immaculate in 1880. It's no joke,
mind you -Stubbs has a vision of get
ting there, every time he lays his
mighty brain down upon his pillow.
Any man who would exp.H-tthe truth
from 1). P. Stublts is a fool, or he don't
know the man. If 1). 1*. Stubbs has
au honest aspiration we have failed
to discern it.
Ax elderly gentleman of culture
and much experience, JIS well as lieing
well versed in governmental affairs,
in a letter to his son in this city, says:
"Fiat money is the most idiotic,
most dishonest, most destructive
agency that the evil genius of mail
could invent. Its evils cannot le es
timated only by those who have once
tasted them. We once hail flat mon
ey-it was in Is.'Jli. The deposits,
(Public) had been removed from the
oldl'.N. bank and placed in what
was called 'Deposit banks,' selected
in the different States in such a way
as to equalize the distribution of the
public funds. When the Deposits
were removed there were less than
:500 banks in the country—in three
years there were i:V»o. Alter the De
posits were removed anil placet! in
the banks selected by the administra
tion, the then Secretary Of the Treas
ury, I Levi Woodburj issued an or
der to the Deposit banks to discount
and issue liberally. This they did.
The bank of Cleveland, Ohio,* a De
posite Uink, issued #i'l of pajx'r to $1
of specie others did the same liberal
work so that in ls.'iiiand in the fore
|«irt of s:!7, money was as plenty n.«
the leaves on Ihe trees. Hut iti '.'!7
the crash came, hegimting in the East
and moving West—property went
down, down |otatocs sold at 1 cents
a bushel and Hour at $l..jo per barrel.
The tirst barrel of Hour 1 bought in
Dayton, Ohio, was only #1.oil,-this
was in March, lsto. I have no time
to write the whole story- it isono of
pain and one of shame to the country
how much greater the shame of the
idiots of the present day?"
The above is a lesson learned from
experience and comes from an honest
man who would, if he can, do good
to his fellow-men, by relating his ex
perience. He wrote with no thought
of its appearing in print, but as ad
vice to his son, feeling, no doubt, that
it was a father's duty to a son in his
early business life. At our request
we obtained the above extract from
that admirably letter to lay before our
Pro.peot. for Pork.
The Chicago Drover's Journal is
anything but cheerful for the imtne
future of pork. It says:
"It is now generally admitted that
the packing season in Chicago will
open late, perhaps not until the 1,1th
of November, or even later, if the
weather should not prove favorable.
The condition of the trade will not
admit of any extra expanse on the
product. J'ie, so necessary to the
curing of meats, is scarce and high
and then the stocks of old product are
sufficient to meet the present wants
of trade. This seems to be the view
taken by about all the large firms in
the business. Of course, those that
were fortunate in securing a large
stock of ice at cheap rates may go on
wit the business. The extreme warm
weather of the past three months lias
nearly exliausted the ice supply of
the country, and all summer curers
complain of the scarcity. Just now
then? is considerable demand for ribs
and the great bulk of shipments are
for European account* The home de
mand is light the condition of affairs
at the South has entirely shut out the
largest consuming and distributing
markets of our own country. But,
against all this, our packers look for
a good trade and fair prices the com
ing season. They claim that the re
vival of the industries of the New
England and Middle States will cre
ate a demand that will offset the loss
of that in tho South and then our
cheap and nutritious hog products are
breaking down the prejudices of the
French, a people who until recently
would scarcely buy American pork
products at any price but the direct
shipments to French ports are in
creasing from year to year.
EVKX the New York Sun is forced
to admit that republican prospects are
bright and brightening. It says:
"People who indulge the Idea that
the republican party was dead have
discovered their mistake when they
have looked at the results of Tues
day's elections. The republican par
ty still exists. It is still vigorous,
compact and on the alert. The re
publican party will go into the next
campaign for theelection of President
with more than a mere possibility,
with a fair chance, if we may judge
from present appearances, of success."
The Manchester J'ress gives an ae-
fa»rful goring of Adolpli
Hchelling by a bull. His collar bone
was broken in two places, his head
and breast were cut and bruised, and
a long wound several inches long
torn across the abdomen, and another
in the hip. In spite of the best surg
ical skill it is doubted vfatttCr the
man survives.
The Rock River Conference Prods
Him lip a Little about If is
Burlington Hawkeye.
for the past two or threedajwtho
case of Rev. II._W. Thomas, formerly
pastor of the Division Street M. E.
church in this city, has been under
discussion in the Kock Uiver Confer
ence, now in session at Mt. Carroll,
Illinois. No formal charges have
been preferred against him, and the
steps taken thus far appear to have
been In a spirit of friendly remon
strance. The Doctor has met his
brethren in a like spirit of Christian
courtesy, and unless some one throws
in a firebrand the matter is likely to
lie adjusted in an amicable and satis
factory manner. It is charged that
while Dr. Thomas had not in his ser
mons or to the conference made any
distinctly heretical declaration on
which he could le tried, he insisted
on preaching and talking about his
doubts. In the secret session he was
asked what he did believe on various
doctrines, but instead of replying on
one side or the other, he said He didn't
know, or that he entertained doubts
as to the truthfulness of the doctrines.
The conference sought to obtain a
promise from Dr.^Thomas that he
would confine his preaching to the
things he did believe and keep silent
regarding tho subjects on which he
was uncertain, but his replies were
not satisfactory. It was also com
plained that the Doctor had practiced
and tolerated various violations of the
book of discipline. The almost uni
versal sentiment of the conference
was that l)r. Thomas undermined the
faith of his hearers in the commonly
preached matters of the church, and
replaced these with noother doctrines.
The matter was referred to a commit
tee, and elicited majority and minori
ty reports, the majority reporting that
their interview with Dr. Thomas re
sulted in pledges from him that he
would avoid the discussion of the ob
noxious points in his sermons hereaf
ter. The minority did not consider
the interview and pledges satisfacto
ry. The following was then offered
as a substitute, and adopted by a vote
of 8-5 to 19:
WHEREAS, The attention of this
conference has been called to the
teachings of our beloved brother, Rev.
Hiram \V. Thomas and,
WHEREAS, After long and patient
consideration of the subject, Dr.
Thomas being present and an unre
strained participator, the conference
adopted a paper setting forth its
judgii.ent in thi words following:
Resolved, That, after careful inqui
ry, we are constrained to apprehend
that much of the teaching and influ
ence of our Brother lliram W. Thom
as is at variance with Methodism and
detrimental to the interests of evan
gelical religion, and it is our judg
ment that brother Thomas ought ei
ther to give to this conference une
quivocal assurance that such teachings
and influence shall, so far as he can
control them, bo no more repeated, or
he accede to our request to retire from
the Methodist pulpit and
WHF.KKAS, Dr. Thomas, after due
deliberation, lias submitted his re
sponse in words as follows:
since this session began thai with
many of your members there is dis
trust in reference to Ihe soundness of
my religious teachings, and that this
feeling lias gone abroad in the church,
occasioning disquiet and unrest, and
recognizing your right and duty to
guard the church against the promul
gation of error, and recognizing the
fact also that it is only just to myself
and the public that my position be
fairly understood, I deem it proper to
submit to you the following state
I. I have in the past, in all good
faith, sought to IK1 in perfect accord
w ith the spirit and teachings of Jesus
Christ and suppposed that 1 was all
the time in substantial accord with
the essential doctrines of our church
and I have never for a moment felt
that I was not in the fullest sympathy
with its genius and spiritual* work in
trying to spread scripture holiness
over the land.
II. Wishing to Ik entirely candid,
and that you may know the exact
state of my mind in what I mean by
being in substantial accord with the
doctrines of the church, i will frank
ly state the only points on which I
conceive there may lie difference of
opinion, or the possibility of misun
derstanding: I. On subject of the re
ligion, I hold to what is substantially
known as the moral influence theory.
In reference to the
I have never doubted, nor do I now
doubt, the fact of tho future or after
death punishment. What may be
the condition of those or the nature
of their suffering, I cannot conceive
of that condition under the govern
ment of a just God as being worse
than non-existence. As to the dura
tion and results of that punishment,
whether it lie eternal or corrective,
resulting in reformation or ending in
annihilation, I have not reached any
settled conviction. The suhjct has
cost mo a most unutterable mental
suffering, and I find myself as the
years go by, growing into a larger
hope for mankind. .1. On the subject
of the
I should find a difficulty in accepting
tho verbal theory, but 1 do fully 1k
lievc that tho men who wrote the
scriptures were inspired, and these
scriptures contain in substance the
word of God and I think those who
have heard me speak frequently, or a
careful reading of my printed dis
courses, will b«ir me out in the truth
fulness of these statements. And in
holding the views above expressed, 1
have not felt that I was unfaithful to
the spirit of my ordination or in any
way disuualified for honoroblv stand
ing in a Methodist pulpit. My con
ception of Methodism has I teen that it
is a large-hearted, loveful, singing
and praying organization, rather than
a rigid, dogmatic, churchly system,
and hence I have felt that there was
in it that tolerance or allowance of
personal liberty in thought thatcould
easily tolerate any views that might
seem peculiar in myself, so long as 1
was in hearty sympathy wit hits great
and work. Owing to the
widespread misapprehension in the
iublic mind as to what 1 really do be
and that 1 feel that it is'but just
to myself and to the church to say
that in the future I shall endeavor to
so express myself as to guard, as far
as may be, against the possibility of
being misunderstood, and shall con
tinue, as best I can, to do the work of
a faithful Christian minister.
Affectionately, H. W. THOMAS.
WHEREAS, In conference with a
sjtecial committee Dr. Thomas avows
his acceptance of the articles of faith
and doctrines of the Methodist Epis
copal church, claiming only such lati
tude of belief and expression as is en
joyed by every Methodist preacher,
and lie declares his puriiose to so care
fully guard his teaching in the future
as to make himself more clearly un
derstood, averting the discussion of
such questions as are liable to create
dissensions in the church:
Resolved, That this conference does
not regard the response of Dr. Thom
as adequate or at all satisfactory, be
1. It contain! in itself intimations
of doctrines which are inconsistent
with the common, well knowu, uni
versally accoptcd, and historical
teachings of the Methodist Episcopal
church: and becausel
2. The continued teaching of them,
in our judgment, could only tend to
the extension and perpetuation of al
ready wide-spread dissatisfaction and
alarm in the church.
Resolved, 2. That we protest against
their utteranco by our ministers in
the pulpits of our churches within the
bounds of our confercnce as disloyal
to our covenantod obligations and de
structive of the church whose order
and peace wo are pledged to con
Resolved,'I. That wc reaffirm the
action which we have already taken
in tho case as above rccited.
Resolved, 4. That notwithstanding
the character of tho paper submitted
by Dr. Thomas, yet in view of the
pledges made by him setting forth
liis purpose as to his future toachings,
and hoping that he will respect the
judgment of his brethren now wade
known to him and not desiring to cat
short hi* ministry, which, however,
unsatisfactory In the past, we believe
may be useful in the future, wc deem
it best, in tho interest of charity and
peace, to take no further action in tho
premises for the present.
Here is a democratic organ with a
spasm of sense. Hear the Council
Bluffs Globe, touching a new election:
"So far as this paper is concerned, it
takes but little stock in another elec
tion for congressmen. The general
belief was with everybody that Oeto»
her was the legal time far electing
congressmen in Iowa, and now that
the election was held we are averse to
going over the field again. Should
another election be held we are satis
fled that Congress would admit the
members elected in October, and re
ject those elected in Noyember. It is
therefore the «hight of folly, in our
opinion, to go through the forms and
subject ourselves to the expense of
another election in November."
Democratic Breeding.
A Georgia lover committed suicidR
liecause his sweetheart named her pet
calf after him. N. 11. When wegot
a pet calf, one of the loug eared kind,
we are going to namo it Jim Blaine,
regardless of age, sex or previous con
dition. See if we don't.
What beautiful kinship there is In
the above with the Gazette's old slang
phrazes in the rebellion of "Lincoln
hirelings," also "Aba, the ape." Ac
Anybody, Coed Lord!
BloomflHd Demierfrt,
If Gen. Weaver stands anvwhere
he stands pledged against absolute, ir
redeemable paper money. At least,
that is the latest from renewed pledg
es made on election day. Now what
will the fiat organs do* crow over his
victory, or admit a democratic gain?
Weaver stands somewhere but not
long in a place. He will stand long
enough to get goods he never pays for
loth in votes and groceries, if a slip
pery tongue will fetch down the
Tho Future and Honest Green
From the Belle Plain Union*
Many of the men who have been
carried away with the greenback de
lusion we recognize as honest men.
We have no hard words for such.
Most of the leaders are not honest.
Such men as Butler, Kearney, Brick
Pomeroy, Weaver and others of that
sort are simply scheming demagogues
who see in the greenback delusion the
possibility of advancing their own
political and personal fortunes. They
would seize upon any other rallying
cry which they thought to lie popular
just as quickly. But now that the
election is over, and the winter even
ings are coming on, it is a good time
for the rank and file of the party,
who have no political ambitions to
gratify, and do not mean to bo the
tools of the political ambition of oth
ers, to sit down and study the history
of this paper money question, if
men are ever to be guided !y the les
sons of experience they ought surely
to avail themselves of "such lessons in
regard to one of the most important
functions of government, that of pro
viding a circulating medium for the
daily exchanges trade between man
and man—in short, money. Now
there is perfectly uniform testimony
of history in regard to the effect of is
sues of irredeemable paper money
upon the welfare and prosperity of "a
people. Is it not full time for our
greenback friends to find out what
that testimony of history is, and to
heed it in their political action hereaf
It is a matter of little consequence
as to the acreage which is put in, in
this or that grain, in this or that crop,
it matters very little how much a far
mer raises on his farm, the important
question is how much he raises per
acre. The farmer who raises loo bush
els of wheat on four acres will become
a well-to-do, independent farmer, if
not a rich man, if he does not meet
with extraordinary misfortune but
the man who raises loo bushels of
wheat on twelve acres is on tho direct
road to poverty, and undoubtedly
will become poor if ho lives long
enough and raises wheat enough.
says: "Judge
Weaver is as
The Newton Journal
Cook says that Gen.
much a democrat as he is, and that
is fully pledged to act with the de
mocracy-in Coii£rr'\,,s, except on finan
cial question.-.. What a tremendous
victory the greenbackers have won!"
Judge Cook is the newly-elected
greenback and democratic Judge iu
that district, and so his testimony is
good and sufficient. He was at'the
bargain, a history of which is given
in an article quoted elsewhere. No
wonder Gen. Weaver burned his old
coat at the glorification meeting in his
own town last week because he had
once worn it as a republican. --Regis
Hon. P. Henry Smytlie, of Bur
lington, who has been talked of as
the probable November candidate of
the greenbackers and democrats of
the First district, has been asked by
Gov. Gear for his legal opinion oh
this question of October and Novem
ber elections. Yesterday the Gover
nor received his opinion and it is that
the election in Octoltcr is legal and
binding and final. So the plotters in
the First district are "hoist by their
own petard." -Shite Register.
A railroad in Tennessee which cost
$»s,000,(M0, was sold the other day by
a receiver apjtointed to administer its
affairs, for just enough to cover his
own fees and legal expenses. The
stockholders held a meeting the next
day and wrote said official a sarcastic
letter, thanking him for not bringing
them into debt. The receiver replied
cheerfully, begging them not to men
tion it, and saying that he was suffi
ciently rewarded in the consciousness
of having done his duty.
The Democracy Fooled.
The prime consideration with Ed.
Campbell, M. M. Ham, John P. Irish
and CJo. in consenting to a union with
the tireonbackerg was, the capturo of
the G. ii.'s. who were to be taken in
bodily, rag babrandall, and become
a part of the triumphant Democracy
of the future. The.Democratic lead
era could gee the outcome of the ma
no^uver with eagle vision, and were
cracking their jokes ovor the scientif
ic way in which the flat lunacy was
to be squelched, while devoting euch
spare moments as they had to parcel
ling out among themselves the offices
of Iowa for the nest decade. But
alas, that "the best laid schemes o'
mice and men" should so ofton "gang
agley." Instead of being swallowed,
it was the Greenbackers who did the
swallowing—the Democracy, it was,
who wero taken iu and done for. It
was the Democracy who let down the
bars in their platform, which sent
every.loose-handed Democrat scam
pering over into the Greenback ranks,
and whom uo skill in management
can ever recover. It was tho Democ
racy who got nothing iu return for
thoir votes but disgrace and demor
alization, while the Greenbackers gob
bled up two Congressmen in Iowa.
Tho Democratic managers who
drove this shrewd bargain still insist
that all will yet be well. Wiitmer, in
the Leader, Ham in his Rcrald, aud
tho unblushing Ed. Campbell, inti
mate that thoy are in the Greenback
camp to stay, and propose to run the
next election straddle, if they can't
do better. This may be necessary to
complete the contract by which Ed.
was to be next joint candidate for
Governor. But in the face of these
calculations comes the order ftom
greenback headquarters for the dem
ocrats to "get up and dust," telling
them very plainly they are not want
ed on the greenback promises, and
will not bo tolorated in future. The
State organ of tho groenbackers, edit
ed by the Greenback Stale Chairman,
copies and endorses the demand of
the Muscatine Trihuue for
goods in the uture." The "rag baby,"
they say, "is old enough to go alone,
and proposes to ilo so in future." So
more democratic alliance no more
honey-fugling with Ed. Campbell,
11am, Irish and Co.: no future divis
ion of spoils no Campbell for Gov
ernor nobody for nothing, bearing
tho namo of "democrat." Having
used the democratic party, and run
the "fiat" ploughshare through it, in
all directions, tho greenback chiefs
now fling it away with scorn, declar
ing that it is an eincuiubrancQ for
which they have ao flutter use I—
Clinton Herald.
Then are thrcft lessons I woold write—
Three words wit!) a burning pen,
Tn tracing* ofelernal light.
Upon ibe hearts of men.
Have Hope. Though rlotuls environ noW,
An«l gift'lnee* hides her ffcee la scorn,
Put thou the shntlow from the brow-
No night hut hsth Its tuorn.
ItareFftMh. Where'er thy bark is lrlTett«»
'Iln calm's disport, the terupeats mirtli~~
this—Ciotl rates the host s of heaven,
The inhabitants of enrth.
Uare Love. Xot love alone forOM,
Rut man as man thy brother call,
And scatter like the circling snn
Thy charities on all.
Thus prave these logons oil Ihy sonl—
Hope, Faith and l^ove—and thou shall Uft.
Mrength when life's surges raden roll,
Lfgntwhen thou elt^e were blind.
Cincinnati's Sensational Horror a
QAarter of a Century Ago.
How a Medical Student Blew Up a
Man and His Wife.
Prom lh« Cincinnati Commercial.
In a West End drag store where
the misaetnutic airs from "Mill creek
guarantee a demand for quinine by
the barrel and podophyliu hy the
wholesale, not far from the delicious
balm of a thousand odors from Si
Keek's nose-tickling factory, an old
man, prematurely so,was rolling pills.
A cadaverous lad. he might havo been
Iioinco's apothecary, stepped forward
as we entered, lie looked chills and
fever, and he smelt of snake-root and
"Is Mr. Arrison in
Hack from behind a counter with a
tall glass front peered an iron-gray
head surmountiug high cheek bones
and large snake-looking black eyes,
"My name is Arrison."
"Ah, glad to see you, Mr. Arrison.
About twenty-five years ago you
blew up—or got the credit of having
blown up with an infernal machine
Isaac Allison and his wife. The little
affair has slipped most people's mem
ory, and many now in the city have
never heard of it. Suppose we talk
over the affair."
Tho man with iron-gray hair
knocked over a mortar and pestle, a
slight paleness came over his counte
nance, but he nerved up and said
"I suppose you are one of those
newspaper cusses. Well, sir,
you have the impudence of the devil.
Have I not been persecuted and hunt
ed down euouith for th*t affair, of
which I am entirely innocent? No,
sir, I won't be interviewed. I've
nothing to say," and the worthy in
fernal-machine fellow stopped into a
dark room, and we saw him no more.
Thinking he had gone for perhaps an
other infernal 'machine, and not car
ing to be made a frightful example
of, we left Arrison to his solitude and
his pills, and hasten to revive the
dusty and forgotten memories of the
most diabolical murder and fiendish
outrage that Cincinnati ever witness
It was between 9 and 10 o'clock at
night, June 25, 1854, nearly a quarter
of a ceutury ago, that two boys
wero playing on Phim street, near
"Don't you want a job said a tall
black-haired man to them.
One of them declined, but Johnny
King on the reception of a dime, was
persuaded to carry a box to Isaac Al
lison, janitor of tiie Marino hospital,
that was then located on Longworth
street aud Central avenue.
As he went on bis errand ghosts of
dissected bodies haunted his boyish
imagination, and grinning skeletons,
puch as the doctors have, reached their
bony fingers to clutch him, so he did
not carry tho box to tlic hospital but
left it with a drug clcrk on the corn
or: Tte box was labelled. Theclerk
shook it and thought it coutained
brown paper, fie in turn handed it
to Dr. linker, one of the oUlcers of the
hospital and a professor in the Cin
cinnati Medical college, who shook it
and thought if contained sand. He
gave it to Mrs. Allison, who was com
ing down stairs, saying: "Hero,
madam, somebody has sent you a
present." She eagerly grasped the
box and hastened up-siairs to her
husband. Full of female, and in this
ease fatal curiosity.she peered into the
package over his shoulder, as he,seat
ed on the bed, hastcucd to untie the
strings and raise the lid.
'What is it, and who can have sent
it V" she queried.
A llasli a crash, a terrilic bang the
room was full of smoke, the bed was
onfiro Mrs. Allison wrapped in a
sheet of flame every window pane in
the room knocked out the plastering
on the walls hurled to the door Alli
son's abdomen torn open and his
bowels torn out. fifteen slugs buried
in his thigh one-half of the poor wo
man's face blown off', her right arm
torn from her body walls, floors and
broken furniture blackened with
powder, and a patient in the adjoin
ing room having his jaw fixed, hurl
ed tint on the carpet from the operat
ing chair. The report was heard in
Newport, and
Was found, bleeding and blackened,
imbedded in the laths of the ceiling.
Help speedily came. The doctors,
the idlers and the citizens of the
neighborhood rushed to the scene of
the disaster. ]People climbed tree
and peered in at the hospital win
dows, and the town was speedily
alive wi'h the aliair. Allison lay on
the dissecting-room table dying. His
sufferings were fearful his groans
and shrieks could be heard squares
away. His wife, torn to pieces,lay in
tho next room, in all the torments of
pain. The doctor took Allison's hand
and said
"Who did it?"
He answered, "William B. Connel
ly, New York."
The doctor repaated, "Allison
there's no use disguising the fact, you
can't live you are now dying have
you an enemy in the world? Tell
me truly who did this?" And the
doctor pressed his hand tonderly and
bont his head to catch the dying ac
cusation of the unfortunate man.—
His mind was clear, his reason nn
dimmed he hesitated, looked earn
estly at the doctor, and a second time
repeated "I have a bitter enemy, it
is William B. Connelly, of New
York he did it Allison died in a
few hours. His poor wife submitted
to the knife of the enrgoon, and said
she wanted to die if her husband
did." But the doctors would not tell
her whether be was dead or living,
and in tho most excruciating of mor
tal agony she lingered for twenty
four honrs and then followed her
husband down the dark valley.
The greatest excitement, of course,
prevailed. The mayor offered the
munificent reward of $300 for the ap
prehension of the perpetrator. Had
he been discovered he would have
expiated his crimo on the first lamp
post. The police—and Jim lluftin
was chief at the time—discredited Al
lison's dying statements and accusa
tions. Allison and his wife were a
sorry »ut. Thoy had been arrested in
St. Lonis for robbing a steamboat, a
jimmy was found on his person, and
he was sent to the Workhouse, while
she was discharged. She was a bux
om brunette, plump and well devel
oped. Therefore tho police paid no
attention to the statements of Allison,
and hunted for some one that tho lus
cious charms of the wife had soured
on. Nor wero they long in their
search. When the crowd were gath
ered about the hospital door, on the
night of the occurrence, a tall man,
with dark hair and flashing black oyes,
said "That machine has accom
plished its mission." Then lie disap
None knew. This was a clew. In
the college attending lectures was a
tall, dark-haired man, the son of a
veteran of the war of 1812. He was
a returned Californian—had uiado
"ducats" in the gold regions, and
coming back from the scenes and ex
citcmeuts of '19, had studied medi
cine, and fallen into the amoroua
meshes of the fair Mrs. Allison. She
wag plump, loving and beautiful, and
worst of all, wedded to a man twico
her own age. He was youthful,pock
eta full of money, and it is no won
der the casual acquaintance ripened
into attachment, then floated on into
forbidden love. Of course, the hus-
protended to be.
the make so was she
?S1vbeXrl1ut "P
j°b to rob tho stu­
dent? Was the plump wife the bait
on the hook that was to catch gold
Was Allison, the janitor, weaving the
web about the student, and using the
charms of his wife to lure him into
the meshes? So a quarrel arose.
Itumor said it was about a book, but
alas the student's
"Books were Ml woman'A looks."
This tall, dark-haired student, Ar
rison by name, was worsted In the
quarrel, and be vowed vengeance.
He threatened openly and above
board, but he took his revenge secret
ly and hy diabolical stealth.
Arrison ran to his father's farm,
near Muscatine, Iowa, and from there
wrote to a friend in this city. The
letter was taken from tho office by
another of the same name, and this
tell-tale sentence occurred "Has the
excitement subsided any Is it safe
for me to come back Had I best go
to California?" The letter was
shown to Chief Ruffln.
That worthy adjusted his gold eye
glasses, rubbed his capacious paunch
and said, "That's the man." Detec
tives were at once dispatched to Iowa.
The sheriff of the county promised
aid, but the bird had flown. Ruffln
came back without Arrison. Detec
tives, however, laid in ambuscade for
him. It was six months before he
was caught. He made resistance,ran
for a horse-pistol that lay behind a
grocery-store countcr, but the officers
of the law were too quick for him,
and, handcuffed and in irons, he was
brought to Cincinnati. His trial
speedily followed. The boy whom
he hired to carry the box identified
him. The man who wrote the label
that was on it identifn him. Hivc
ly, the man who made the box, iden
fied him as the man who ordered it.
This three-fold identification, coup
led with the threats and quarrels, in
duced popular indignation to convict
him, and the jury brought in a ver
dict of murder in the first degree.
The court sentenced him to the peni
tentiary for ten years. Within the
iron bars his conduct was as mild as
a pet lamb's, his behavior as exem
plary as a dying Christian. They
taught him the cooper trade, and let
him out in eight years. Why he was
not hanged was then and is now a
mystery. Some hinted that money
was freely used. Tho crime was cer
tainly murder of tho first water, de
liberately planned and devilishly ex
ecuted. No quick, passionate knock
ing down, but a calm, cautiously,
thoughtfully planned murder in cold
blood, and if guilty Arrison should
have swnng.
that carried Allisou and his wife to
their long home was a most simple
contrivance, ingenious from its very
simplicity of construction. A walnut
box ten inches long and about four
wide contained the botnb—egg-shap
ed—which was tilled with slugs and
powder. The bomb was an eighth
of an inch thick, made of brass and
some composition. Into tho orifice
of the bomb a pistol-barrel wag in
serted. The pistol wag cocked and
the trigger tied by a string which
was fastened to a nail in the lid
When the nail or lid was removed,I he
tension of the string on the trigger
loosened, the cock came down on the
cap, flashed into the powder of the
box, simultaneously that the pistol
was discharged into the bomb, caus
ing the deadly explosion to follow.
The Consequence of a Flirtation.
The village of Elizaville, Columbia
county, N. Y., was startled ou Sept.
20 by the sudden disappearance of
Amelia Younghause, a beautiful girl
of 1G, daughter of a wealthy farmer.
She was engaged to marry Louis My
ers, the ouiy son of a merchant at
Glcncoe mills, iu the same county.—
The wedding had been appointed' for
October 15, and the bride's trousseau
had been purchased. It was learned
that sho had been seen ou the uvcuing
of the day sho fled from home stand
ing on the platform of tho Hudson
ltiver railroad station to lthinebcck.
She was accompanied by a strange
man, who was talking to heriu an ex
cited manner. They took the train
fir New York. Mr. Younghause
sent a dispatch to the police of that
city asking for his daughter's arrest,
and went to the city himself to aid in
the search. Superintendent Wailing
sent out a genera! alarm, giving a de
scription of the girl, but the police
were unable to fiud any trace of her.
The father returned home in doepair,
heart-broken at the disgrace which
he had suffered.
Amelia was described as a brunette,
with a fresh complexion, large spark
ling eyes, and well rounded figure.—
She was well dressed anil bad receiv
ed a good education. A detective
saw her on Broadway, near Twenty
eighth street, on Monday and stopped
her. When he asked her if her name
was not Amelia Younghause, she
burst into tears and said it was. The
officer took her before Justice Mor-
an in private room at the Jefferson
court, aud she told her
Two years ago, she said she was
studying in St. John's convent, at East
Albany, and uiet a young man named
George Norris. Their acquaintance
began by means Of a flirtation from
the windows of tho convent. Norris
found means to send her letters which
she received outside the walls of the
convent, and they met in secret after
wards. He persuaded her to marry
him, and took her to a placo where a
ceremony was performed, lie prom
ised to keep their marriage a secret
until she was of nge. Suddenly ho
disappeared and she heard nothing
more of him for over a year. Believ
ing him to be dead she promised to
marry young Myers, with whom she
became acquainted after she left the
couvcnt. One day when she was
walking at some distance from home
she was startled by tho sudden ap
pearance of Norris, who had been
watching for an opportunity to see
her alone. He had heard of her in
tended marriage, aud he threatened
to expose her if sho did not leave at
once, to live with hiin. They went to
Rhinebeck and took a train for New
York city. On the way down he told
her that the ceremony which had
been performed at East Albany was a
mock marriage, and she would be dis
graced in the eyes of the world if the
truth were known. He confessed al
so thai his object in taking her away
from home was to extort money from
her father. She told him that she
would not accompany him any farth
er, and threatened to appeal to the
other passengers on the train if he
continued to force his company upon
her. He left the train and she arriv
ed at the Grand Central depot aloue
and without money.
Pride kept her from revealing her
true name, and informing her father
A lady who lived in Patterson, N. J.,
saw her weeping iu the depot and
asked her what was her trouble.—
Amelia said that she was alone in the
city, without money, and that she
wanted to find employment The la
dy took her to Patterson and kept her
a few days in hope of finding some
work for her. Not wishing to re
main dependent on the charity of a
stranger, Amelia came to the city
again on Saturday, and spent the day
in wandering about the streets look
ing for work. She was unsuccessful,
and at night found herself in the city
without shelter. She was at length
directed to the Children's Aid Socie
ty's lodgioghonseiuSt. Mark's placo,
where she remainod until Monday.
The young lady said that she did
not know where Norris intended to
tako her when they came to the city,
and she did not know where he lived.
She wept bitterly while telling her
sad history, and she expressed foars
that her disgrace would ruin her hap
piness at home. Justice Morgan re
manded her to the Thirteenth street
station until her father sonld be sent
for. She was mado as comfortable
as possible at the station, and a tele
gram sent to Mr. Younghause at Eli
zaville. The father sent, a reply that
he would be in the city next day to
receive his daughter.
Australian aborigines are said to
have discoved a new stimulant which
is called "pitcherine." It is smoked,
chewed and applied as a plaster bo
hind the ear—a gret improvement
on snuffing—and has very exhila
rating effect.
Tliat is What the South is
Enjoying at Present
Whererer Republicans At
tempt to Prosecute a
Political Canvaaa.
The Rifle Clubs are Now Known as
"the Red
WASHIXGTOK, Oct. 14.—Informa
tisn is received here daily that the
outrages in the southern states, and
South Carolina particularly, are as
common as they ever were in districts
where the republicans are attempt
ing to make a canvass, Gov. Hamp
ton's pledges to the contrary notwith
standing. A gentleman at George
town, S. C\, writes as follows
"On the 7th lust, the democrats held
a meeting, one of their great and so
called 'grand demonstrations,'all uni
formed in their favorite 'old gray'
and infamous Hamburg-Butler's em
blem, red shirt, and, with sabers, pis
tols, and iiixteen-shooters, assembled
themselves in one part of tho town,
while the republicans held forth in
another. They appeared, however,
to Lave got highly indignant because
wo do net caro to listen to their in
cendiary harangues and abuse. One
of their speakers, the notorious ex
Judge Cook, advised his democratic
hearers in these words 'Exterminate
the republican leaders! Beat them
out! Kill them And you will see
how eager they were to carry out his
teachings. In the space of a few
minutes some of the bullies gallicd
forth to the republican meeting, and
immediately started a row by at
tempting to assail the speakers'stand.
A general fight then took place in
which one of the republicans was
shot, and, to crown the intamous out
rage, the democratic cavalry soon
came dashing up with drawn swords
and pistols, and ordered the meeting
to disperse at the point of the sword.
Thoy then tore down the stand, cut
down the I'nited States flag with
their sabres trampled it under their
feet and tore it into shreds.
"Governor Hampton's organ, in an
article entitled 'Hayes in a New Hole,'
commenting upon Attorney General
Devens' letter, gays 'I'nited States
Marshals will never prevent the ap
pearance of Red Shirts when snch
speakers as Sam Lee are lying to the
colored people, nor will tho principle
of dividing time be surrendered at
the bidding of the admiuisfration at
Washington. Tbe people of Sou»h
Carolina are not disposed to permit
radical hirelings to dupe aud deceive
the negroes any loutrer. even when
the aforesaid hirelings are protected
by the benign administration which
inaugurated the Southern policy."
Ppet.*in) ihsfirch to the Evening Journal,
WASHINGTON, Oct. !•!.— I.alters re
ceived here from South Carolina rep
resent that the Democrats continue to
refuso to allow Republican meetings
to be held without dividing the time
with their opponents. At the same
time the Democrats absolutely refuse
to divide the time at their meetings
with the Republicans. The Demo
crats enforce their demand for divi
sion of tipie with the Republicans by
aid' of tbe State militia companies,
armed with guns furnished by the
I'nited Slates Government, at the re
quest of Wade Hampton ami Senator
Butler. All the accounts agree that
the Democrats are trying to terrorize
the Republicans, ami that Wade
Hampton is doing nothing to protect
the latter in their rights. In tho dis
trict represented by Congressman
Smalls, the Democrats have a body of
fifty armi'd men to ride to every point
where a Republican meeting isc»]led,
and demand a division of time, and
when this is refused, they boldly
break tho meeting up.
The Meeting at Marshalltown-Yel
low Fever Relief-The New Of
MAUSIIAI.I.TOWV, Oct. 16.-—'The
Grand Masonic Chapter to-day ap
propriated |!)00 to the yellow fever
silllerirs of the order in the South.
They also completed the consolida
tion of tho Grand Council and (irand
Chapter of Iowa, aud made tho
Council degrees a part of tbe Chap
ter. Tho following Grand officers
were elected and iusulled
G. H. 1'.—A. W. Daugherty, Du
Deputy G. H. P.—A. R. Dewey,
G. K.—Wm. Mcknight, Winterset.
Grand Treasurer—Henry D. Sher
man, Monticello.
G. S —Wm, B. Longridge, Musca
G. C.—Downing Baugb, McGreg
C. H.—Clark Varnum, Malcorn,
G. P. S.—A. C. Sherwood, Mar
G. It. A C. —M.T. V. Bowman, Dea
G. M. T. V,—j.'D. Pecquin, Bentons
G. M. S.-V. M. S. Schemerborn,Ma
sou City.
G. M. F. V.—A- W. In gate, River
G. G.—Thomas Scbriner, 111. Pleas
Horrible Butchery of a Woman and
her Son by a Kentucky Brute.
EVANSVII.LE, lnd., Oct. 10.—A
young man by the name of Neil met
a well-to-do old farmer in a saloon
at Burk City, back of Oweusboro,
Kentucky, on Saturday night, where
they drank together and became
quite jovial and frieudly. Neil
bought whisky aud started home with
the farmer, whose name is Garhart,
to spend the night at his house. Neil
wanted the old man to drink, when
young Garhart interposed. Knives
were drawn on both sides, but Neil
got the advantage and plunged bis
weapon into his antagonist. At this
point the mother of the victim rushed
to the monster and begged for the life
of her helpless boy. Neil wheeled
upon the mother and drove his knife
into her left breast, causing her in
stant death. The drunken wretch
ripped young Garhart open so that his
entrails protruded. A younger xon
of the
farmer, who camo to tho
severe flesh wounds,
while the tiend bimselt received dan
gerous wounds. The murderer fled
to the house of Lewis Walls and elu
ded capture until this morning, when
he was secured and put under $12,000
bail. He expresses sorrow for noth
ing but the death of Mrs. Garhart,
who was enicente at the time.
A Heartloas Butchery
FOKT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 15.—John
Poatoak was sentenced in the United
States Court to be hanged on the '20th
of December next. Tho annals of
crime do not present a moro diaboli
cal aiul wicked sin than that for
which John I'ostoak has been tried,
convicted, and now sentenced to suf
or death. He is a half-breed Creek
Indian. Ills victims wcreJno. Ing
ley, a white man, and his wife. In
Oct. 1877, Postoak became incensed
at Ingloy tor his refusal to give him
tobacco. Ho wont off, borrowed a
revolver, and camo back to Ingley's
house, called Ingley out to the door
and shot him down. He then placed
his revolver to Mrs. Ingloy'a breast
and shot her, killing both instantly.
The Ingleys had one child, ouly 20
months old, who was left alone with
the dead bodies of his parents, and
the house being some distance from
tho road Hie murder was not discov
ered until eleven days after it was
perpetrated, The child waa then on
the very verge of the grave from star-,
vation, and the dogs had almost co jimre
pletely devoured the woman a""
also eaten the flesh from
Ingley. When asked b- ''l0
The Genuine Fraud Stands
Unmasked Before the
How the Wires Were Worked by
Democratic Politicians and
Suave Bammv, of
in South
Carolina Especially They
Are Very Busy.
Special to tbe Inter-Ocean.
Nothing of
But the Collateral was Forth
coming Whenever the
Board were Secured
for Tilden.
Thoae C'p«t*r uispatches--The
Fraud Placed Where
Special Dispatch to tte Cincianatl (.arette.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15.—The Tribune
publishes to-morrow the story of the
Sonth Carolina ciphers, a more appal
ling story of the fraud than that of ei
ther Florida or Oregon. The follow
ing is a condensed summary of
whole page of the Tribune and hun
dreds of diapatches. On November
10, 1870, Smith M. Weed was in the
democratic committee rooms at the
Everett House, in New York. -On
Mon.lay, 13tb, the South Carolina
Canvassing Board perfected its or
ganization, and the same day Field
arrived on tho field of action. Here
is his first telegram, addressed, ac
cording to custom, to Havemeyer,
but undoubtedly intended for Col.
CoLr.MniA, Nov. 13.
Am here. Things very much mix-1
ed. Intend to count us out. If a few
dollars can be placed in Returning
Board to insure, what say yon Give
news from Louisiana, Oregon and
Tbe dispatch was answered by
"Denmark," and Denmark, as we
stated the other day, in printing the
Florida dispatches, is proved to be
Col. Pelton. The New York Bureau
was still without news from the other
states, and Weed's question about
money was evaded.
Mr. Weed continued his still hunt
and put the following on the wires
COI.FMBIA, Nor. 13.
Henry Havemeyer, 15 West Seven
teenth street New York
If returning board can be procured
absolutely will you deposit $30,000?
May take less. Must be prompt.
"Polton's reply to this inquiry has
not been found, but the nature of it
is plain from Weed's rejoinder:
COI.TMBIA, Nov. 14.
Henry Havemeyer, 15, W. Seven
teenth street, New York:
Dispatch received. Parlies to re
port this morning. Chamberlain,
Kellogg and Stearns acting in concert
and intend mischief in every state.—
Will telegraph prospects soon. The
situation desperate in all three.
Weed never flattcrd Tilden with
assurances that he had carried South
Carolina or any other doubtful state.
While every democratic paper was
claimiug that Tilden had carried
South Carolina, Weed dispatched
very different intelligence to Gra
mercy Park. Remember that Hamp
ton himself only claimed a majority
of 1,-150,and then read the following
COLUMBIA, Nov. 14.
Henry Havemeyer:
Best I can figure, Tilden will be
over 2.000 behind Hampton, and see
little hope, but Bhall keep up appear
ances. Capture Louisiana and
Florida. What about Oregon. An
Weed's movements began to excite
suspicion in Columbia, and his posi
tion grew uncomfortable. He pro
posed to hurry matters, and then to
turn over negotiations to somebody
Hem*} Havemeyer, New York.
Nothing dellnite yet, but working.
Things mixed here. Our party
claims Hampton. Party aro trading
off Tilden. I don't believe it. Pro
ceedings in court dont seem to disturb
Chamberlain parly. Shall I increase
to $.IO,0J0, if neeessarv, to make sure?
Select good men to send down, if re
quired, as that U the only way. Am
watched, and if as well, think better
turnover matter here to General Ran
The answer this time was prompt
and positive, for Gramercy Park, too,
was becoming uneasy
NEW VOKK, Nov. 14.
Smith Weed, Columbia:
Telegram hero. You can go fifty if
necessary. Perhaps nse future pros
pects for some part, but you must see
that trading is not done. I doubt
whether you can trust it to person you
Pelton's principal now urged Weed
to try and make one portion pay
able after the votes were cast,
and another portion after the final re
Smith Weed, New York
Last telegram here. There is un
doubtedly good ground upon which
a favorable decision could be had,
but to be cnngUteut and sustainable,
it would and should involve in elect
ing Hampton, or else it would bo in
volved in inconsistencies impossible
to sustain. You must bo satisfied
that action upon which papers issues
justified by facts and all prevented.
Try and make one portion payable
after votes are cast, and another por
tion after linal result. Doubtless,
good faith is extended, but there be
some sufficient guarantee accepted.
Both these conditions are very impor
tant. Telegraph result and what you
want done.
On the night of the 15th, Woed suc
ceeded in obtaining from certain
members of the canvassing board a
definite proposition, though the terma
were highor than he had been led to
Henry Havemeyer, New York
Telegram received too late lo an
swer last night. Don't quite under
stand. Do you want me to go home
of Stearns (Kla)? Board late last
night demanded $85,000 for giving us
two or three Electors. The interce
der will want something beside
think $100,000. What shall I do?
Get no aid from Hampton party, who
to aay the least, aro indifferent.
Pelton's answer is as follows
Smith Wood, Columbia:
Your telegram here. Should be
willing to'accept. Believe it Cham
berlain aud Board unites to prevent
trading, and expense was made de
pendent ou the final success of Tilden
in March.
The first agreement was for two or
three electoral votes to be obtained,
we presumo by the process of trading
the districts hinted at in dispatch No.
12. Further negotiation was neces
sary in consequence of Pelton insist
ing that the obligation'should be
made contingent on the result in
March. To this the Board officers
would not consent.
Henry Havemeyer. New York:
Telegram received. Looks now as
though tho thing would work at|75,
000 for all seven votes. Have safe
man to bring the stuff, on receiving
telegram in the morning. I think
now I will meet bim with a party at
Baltimore. Conld not make it de
pend on March, but would on regu
lar certificates of the Board and oth
er officers. The exact status is that
two of the Board have agreed, s/^1
are consulting with a third, vrhght.
a majority, and will reported, but
They Mt atakes, and I ieJegraphed
can withdraw. Port cost.
me to-4ay to »p*.)I (-MUM, NOV. 17.
n-t'r, X. Y. .* .saV'
Henry Ibt»u»ly aivsin'ng your tele
An t'ntil its receipt am power
gr. Time very important. Expect
orinioa from court to-day. If you
ortalnty elsewhere let this go,
1 t0
he had anything to not be pro
tence of tho law
that he
nounccd upor.11 "e Beemed
perfecti*** i»difference.
hU-JSSSWy HavemeyerTMB,A,N0V-
immediately. THOMAS.
Now comes the long delayed an
nonncement of success:
Majority of Board have been secur-
ed cost is $80,000, to be sent as fol
lows One parcel of $65,000, one of
$10,000, and ono of |5,000, all to be
$o00 or $1,000 bills notes to be depos
ited as parties accept and given upon
vote of land of Hampton (i. e. State
of South Carolina), being given to
Tilden's friends. The three packa
should be sent without inscription,
and to-night, unless you receive a tel
egram from me countermanding.
Shall try to secure everything by the
plan of deposit. The friends of
Hampton and Bavaria are here in
force, and I fear their money and
careful watching and intimidation of
the Board. For God's sake let it go
if you can be safe in Florida or Afri
ca. Do this at once and have the
*s*h ready to reach Baltimore Sun
night Telegraph decidedly
whether it will be done.
h- answer seems to have been
somewhat tardy,but Mr. Weed made
his preparations to start, and in the
meantime he telegraphed again
COLUMBIA, Nov. 18.
Henry Havemeyer, 15, West Seven
teenth Street, New York:
Shall leave to-night for B. Meet
"itself, if prudent. Returning
Board viy they will do it sure, and it
is Worth trying, but result doubtful
to my mind. Must get definite an
swer before 8 o clock.
Weed did go to Baltimore. The
further progress of the negotiation is
traced by innumerable telegrams, but
Tilden's procrastination again pro
vented the closing of the bargain un
til too late, and the result was an
nounced. A subsequent scheme was
put on foot to capture the Legislature,
and the following telegrams were ex
Col. Pelton. New York:
County canvassers' returns give re
publican electors majority. These be
lieved incorrect, and that precinct re
turns will elect several democratic
electors. It is expected Senate may
nnite with republican House and in
augurate present Governor to-mor
row. May cause mischief, which
courts cannot remedy. Hampton'*
triumph depends upon contingency
of the Senate's capture. Four votes
indigpengible. Expect to raise in
State twice and half times $4,000. If
you furnish like amount to-morrow
morning, money to be refunded, if
successful. Mnst have answers to
night. (Signed) F.
NEW YOBK, Dec. 4.
To F., care of A. C. Haskell, Colum
bia, S. C.:
Dispatch received. Will do as re
quired if it will secure several elect
ors. Act promptly.
This scheme also foil through for
reasons too numerous to detail here.
Simmy Riaes to Explain.
NEW YORK, Oct. 17.—Samuel J.
Tilden has issued a card relative to
recent publications of cypher tele
grams in the Tribune. Tilden says
"I havo no knowledge of the exist
ence of these telegrams nor any in
formation about them oxcept what
has been derived from or since the
publication of the Tribune."
Heatthy Condition of Our Business
NEW YORK,Oct. 15.—Dun, Barlow
& Bro., give the following inter
esting statistics of business fail
ures For the third quarter of 1878
they were 2,853, as compared with
1,S15 for the same quarter last year
liabilities for the lastquarter $66000,
000, as compared with $42,000,000 for
the same period of 1877 for the first
nine months of 1878 the failures num
ber 6,768, aa compared with 6,565 for
the same period in 1877 liabilities
for the first nino months of 1878
$107,000,000, against $141,000,000
for nine months of 1877. It is admit
ted that the petitions in bankruptcy
filed in the period named will consid
erably exceed the figures given above,
but it must be understood that a large
number of applicants for relief were
either thoso whose failuros had been
previously reported or those who had
gone out of business 6r wero not en
gaged in mercantile pursuits. The
above figures refer to failures only
of those who were in active business
and suspended payment during the
period under review. The agency
considers that the number of actual
failures were not as large as might
have been anticipated among 700,000
traders repotted in business, and in
view of the temptation offered to ob
tain relief from past misfortunes or
anticipated embarrasment. The trade
of the country is believed to have sur
vived what has threatened to be a se
rious shock to confidence and credit,
growing out of the circumstances of
the repeal of the bankrupt law, and
excepting the unfortunate epidemic
in the south the general conditions
are more healthy than at any timo
since 1873.
-.1 V
A Negro Uprising.
NATCHEZ, Miss., via New Orleans,
Oct. 15.—A couricr arrived from
Waterproof, La., this evening and re
ports that 2,500 armed negroes sur
rounded Waterproof and threatened
to burn and sack the town. It is sup
posed thev burned J. Senega's place,
on Lake Saint John, fonr miles be
low Waterproof. A call for armed
assiatanco was made on Natchez, and
100 men leave hero on a ferryboat to
aid the whites at Waterproof, if
The Negro Outbreak-A Decisive
Oct. 16.—The following is derived
from an officor of the steamer Natch
ez. A fight occurred with the ne
groes, yesterday, in Goldman's field,
some four miles above Waterproof,in
which it is said that thirty-six negroes
were killed and the whole of them
dispersed. Some apprehend further
trouble, while the general impression
is that the negroes will not again as
semble. Assistance is pouring in
from all directions. Fifty-four men
left here this evening in answer to a
call from St. Joseph, La. No planta
tions burned. A communication just
received from a citizen of Waterproof
states all quiet and settled. Ten ne
groes killed yesterday.
An Engineer on the Central Rail*
road Ground to Atoms.
MARSHAI.LTOWN, Iowa, Oct. 16.—
Last night Marshal Purrington, an
old engineer on the Central Railroad,
was run over by a backing "train on
the C. & N. W. Railroad. Notwith
standing both arms and legs were cut
off, disemboweled and terribly injur
ed over his entire body, he yet lived
upwards of an hour. He will be
buried to-morrow morning by the
Odd Fellows, among whom he waa a
respected and worthy member.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 16.—In the^recent
election Hamilton county official
gives Barnes (rep.) for Secretary of
State, 1,164 majority over Paige (dem).
White (rep.) Judge of Supreme Court
1,080 majority. Bond (rep.) Board
of Public Works, 1,195. Butterworth
(rep.) Congress, First district, 7°
Young (rep) Congress Second dUtr
974 majority. Ou county tiokw
•on (dem) Judge of Prob®
majority. Thet
onrt i*
on a decision regarding
sheet in precinct C, fourth
NEW YORK, Oct. 17.-A letter from
A Mexico .ays: September
Atzala a mob, incited bv
priests, killed twenty'protestants and
wonndeda number of others. The
«orernor sent troops to quell the dls
turbaaee in Pueblo, and the mob
nedl° b'eak UP
President Diaz has prom­
ised Eev» Dr. Butler to do all in his
power to protect all religious denom
Baltgatsd to Congress'
BURLINGTON, la., Oct 16.—Chair
man Duncan, of the Democratic Con
gressional Committee has decided not
Published ererj evralog-SBiidar excepted,
To nallsntMortberi per mr
8 months
1 month
Delivered by Carrier, per week
••'fweisiia i
•*«•••*•»$? 0
S 50
*rom a Vlsltlnc card to a Mammoth hotter as
sented la Good Style. EM
tern prices and w«tk
to call a convention to nominate a
candidate for the November election,
being advised to this effect by promi
nent lawyers of the State. The legal
ity of the October election will be re
ferred to Congress.
Terribly Fatal Accident.
RICHMOND, Va.,Oct. 16.—Daring A
marriage at tho colored Baptist chtrrch
at Lynchburg to-night, which was
crowded to its utmost capacity, a
piece of plastering fell, creating a
panic of the most dreadful character.
The bodies of ten women have al
ready been taken out. Tho wounded
are being tent to their homM.
Ohio Election.
COLUMBUS, Oct. 15.—Official retiirns
on the vote for Secretary of State tor
all counties except Hamilton and
Washington, and reliable unofficial
figures from all counties make Barnes
majority for Secretary of State 3,164.
Murder at Sea.
SAVAKWA* Ga., Oct. 16.—Peter. H.
Bent7.iT, mate of the bark James El
'J "ai,ed yesterday, was
killed v the vessel passed ihe
Stovenao The bark put back
and the murderer was arroated,
Morrill elected.
MOST PF.MER,Vt.Oct. 14.—TheSen
ate and Ilou-e in joint assembly to
day clertnd Justin 8. Morrill tor M.
S. Senator. V
An Ur 'ling Evidence of Otlbti
The jpu. use of some delioate
perfun|| la |cn unfailing evidence of
aupt pol'mhedof all lands
class sweet (cents among their most
important luznriea. Dr. Price's
Unique Perfume*—Meadow FJoWers,
Pet Rose, etc., are the gems o Afr
odors. 'ft
A couple of day's sojourn in,.our
neighboring city (the first we have
paid it for several years) inspires tig
to send a fow charges of grape amd
cannister (such as we use) into aur
own camp, merely to "wake ua up"
and put us "on our guard." Ottum
wa is assuming city proportions 'atad
making rapid strides in the wayof
wholesale and manufacturing inter
ests. Her citizens claim for hcur a
population of 12,000, and this estimate
is probably not far from the truth.
A drive over the oity furnished ns
with ample evidence of thrift and
prosperity as told by the large num
ber of new dwellings and businjaa
houses of different kinds that haxre
been erected tbe past season, and in
process of erection among tbe latter
class we particularly notice the now
packing house being erected by a Liv
erpool firm of brick and stone, thifee
stories high and covers a spacc of 160
xl90 feet, which when completed
will have a capacity for slaughtering
and packing 300,000 hogs per annum
next to this in magnitude we notice
the new building being erected by
tbe Ottumwa Starch Company tl%is
company represents $50,000 of real
dent capital and'when in operation
will be a valuable addition to tne
manufacturing interests of the city.
An Oat Meal mill is also a late addi
tion to her manufactories: begins
these wo noticed tbe long established
pioneer factories such as flouring
mills, foundries, engine works, oil
mills, etc., etc. Besides all these, Ot
tumwa has Holly water Works, 'and
right here our fusiladc begins 'Us
only since the water works were an
established success that the mors im
portant of the above enterprises were
secured, and to-day Ottumwa stands
upon her own bottom (so to speak)
she has reached that enviable por
tion in the life of a city when she may
safely stay at home and attend to
business, and reasonably expect that
business will come from now on al
most unsought other manufactories
will come in unasked and OttumHRa
will soon be a manufacturing town of
no mean importance.—Oskalyysa Her
Miners' Superstltiona.
FTom the Virginia City (Net.) Chrofliclf.
A reporter was talking with an old
miner a few days ago who implicit^
believed that no death ever took place
in the mines without a warning
some kind. "You see," he said,
death never comes of a sudden upon
the men in the mines. You report
ers write up accidents and how some
thing gave way and fell quick ana
killed somebody. Now this amt 16.
There's always some warning. Whiii
I see my lantern begin to bnrn low
dowu aud blue, I know that tbore |s
danger ahead. If it keeps on for*
few days, and then begins to waver
and flicker, I'll watch it blazo' to am
where it points. Now you may aat
mo up for a fool, but what I'm tclli^'
is tbe gospel truth. When the llaqu
leans over (as if it was being worked
by a blow-pipe) and points to a man,
death has marked him. Some yetA
ago when Bill Hendricks was killM
in the Savage, the flame of my laf^
tern pointed right at him for over
an hour, and when he would move
the flame would turn just as if Bill
was a loadstone and the flame wa«*
mariner's needle. I knew he was
gone and told him to bo careful abopt
the blast. Well, he got through that
all right and got on the cage. As xn
went up the candle kept acti£jg
strangely, and at times tho flatM
would stretch out long and thin Up
ward Bill. At length it gave a suff
den flicker and Bill reeled to one sif
and was caught in the timbers,
hoard his dreadful cry as he disapV
peared down the shaft and, while
he was bounding from side to side,
dashing out his brains and scattering
his flesh down to the bottom, my ligit
went out I never lit that lantern
again. It hangs up in my cabin now
and it always will. There's more
a candle flamo than people think.bL'
I'd rather see a cocked revolver points
ed at me than a candle flame a rM
volver sometime misses, but a candte.
flame is sure to kill when it
wards a man."
HloeiHfield Democrat.
Ohio Election
«. Accidental Bhootiag.
Last Saturday afternoon as Finntt^
Johnson, son of 1). J. Johnson, wfil*
returning home with a comrade froar1
day's hunt, the two sat down M»
the North Missouri railway treasel,
about a mile from town, near Fox, to
rest. In an attempt to let his gnn
down between the ties on the tressel,'
Finnie struck the hammer againifc
something below causing it to be dis
charged, the contents of one barrel
passing through hi* right arm, be
tween the elbow and shoulder, liter
ally tearing the flesh, muscles etc^
therefrom, and leaving the bone bare..
Medical aid was at the scence of tbe
accident as soon as his comrade,
young Selman, could get it, and Fin
nic is doing as well as could be ex
pected under the circumstance
A Fam
Cincinnati Breakfusi- iubfe.
'•Yes, fellow-citizens," said a wH$,
Western orator, -with gold at par,
greenbacks »t» premium, the tax ta-*7
ken otr run' whisky, our debts aft
Liberty—dear old gai— has
..r dress, and the American eagle.
iJditional arrow and a fresh olivet'
I'raiirh, I ask what is to prevont rft*
irom being the greatest people oa
nC93* Wdrniar^mir^t on the, bridge ofhUnoie.'and
rest of the,^ prosecuting Attorney,
Catholics Kill
reply." JustaiL
old egg exploded.
e!ect the he added: "The pause will continue
^j0 until I out bust the stuffln out of the
lop-eared leper that slung that
Wboope 1 let me at him.
.... ak»d
A child near Mapleton was bitten
in tho foot by a ratteenake a fow
days ago. The foot and leg to the
body soon became terribly swollen,
and the little fellow was in grest
g*ve him whisky,-
hut the case teemed desperate until
*n,, i who was a neighbor waa
called upon for advice. She told the
parents to get blue clay from a spring
near by, and keep it on the Wotisd.
They tried it, but the results were nfrt
satisfactory. The old lady then aroae
from her tick bed And stood over tho
child, directing the application of
fresh clay every fifteen miuutes, until
the swelling went down and the crK
sis was passed. The blue clay and
her kuoirUdge of the war to
aaved the boy's

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