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I WEEKLY COURIER Published Wednesday Mornln«t. A. H. HAJilLTON, Edito: MP PHOP1IKTOW. OMiCK S—OB the corner or Main and Court •tract*, over the Postotnce. $1.50 PER YEAR INAOVANCE, •*.OA at ika ««d at Six Months. Addraa* all Business Letter*to orTPlRVt nnvftiRK. THE republican majority in the State of New York ia over 37,000. THE Bank of France at last report had $285,420,000 In gold and $173,080, 000 in silver in Its vaults. MICHIGAN'S republican majority is looming up as the official returns come In. It will probably reach 50,000. WASHINGTON Territory asks to be admitted as a State. Her last cen sus gave her population at only 51,333, That won't pass muster. FROM every commercial center in the United States the reports upon business prospects are excellent. All report a revival in trade and confi dence. THE official returns from the sever al counties of Illinois, now nearly complete, increase the republican ma jority greatly. The first estimate was 20,000 the actual result will show at least 30,000. THERE THAT are over one hundred stu dents in the law department of the State University at Iowa City. There are nearly one hundred medical stu dents of whom twenty-eight arc homcepathic. THE final canvass shows that the re publicans will have majority over the democrats and nationals in the Illin ois legislature. That Is close enough, and yet it Is a fair margin to do straight work upon. THE Nevada Senate stands 18 re publicans to 7 democrats, and the As sembly 41 republicans to 8 democrats. Republican majority or joint ballot, 44. In the last legislature the repub lican majority on joint ballot was 17. report of the President's in fterferlng with the United States grand Jury at Indianapolis, as to whether they should indict or not, a defaulting bank officer, cannot be cor rect There must be some reasonable explanation. DEMOCRATIC advice to the Solid South by the New York Sun: "The chance of the democratic party in the next Presidential election depends very much on the spirit manifested 'by the Southern members at the ap proaching session of Congress." GENERAL BEN* HARRISON, JOE JOHNSTON, with usual good sense, in an interview with the reporter of tbe Enquirer, said: "I do not propose to allow you newspaper men to get the Presiden tial maggot into my brain. You can •count me out in the battle." one of tbo foremost mi the Confederate brigadier* that hare been chosen members of the Forty-sixth Congress, gays that "sec tionalism was killed" by the Novem ber elections. Who killed it? Did the Confederate brigadiers kill it by tendering to the North the menace ef a (olid South THE Governmentis now purchk.itiir gold of the miners in the territories at par. Heretofore this gold has gone through Waii Street brokers princi pally. The Government, it would ap pear, has inaugurated a plan of get ting bold of the precious metal di jrtf.t from the hands of the miners. We do not know why it is not a cap ictal idea, far better than the ^Ohio idee." SECRETARY SCHTTRZ, THE by a communi cation to the Secretary of War, ..makes complaint of Generals Sheri dan and Gibbon for criticizing se verely the management of the In dians by the Interior department. Secretary Schurz calls for the proof and saya he does not think the officers •of one department ought to tnsko re ports assailing another department Without first giving the department assailed un opportunity to explain. Secretary Schurz' letter has been re ferred to Gen. Sherman and by him referred to Gen. 8heridan. city of Pittsburgh seems to be i most unfortunate in its municipal and i financial affairs. Already burdened with the payment of indemnities ac cruing from the labor riots of 1877, under a decision Just given by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, th,a city corporation of Pittsburgh Is held responsible for bonds to the amount of $5,000,000, which appear to have I baen issued for street improvements payment is resisted on the technic al ground that the bonds were not le gal city liabilities, but properly a bur den on benefitted property. The court rejected the defense, and commanded the city authorities to take immedi ate measures to meet the over-due in terest, and a tax of $300,000 or $400, 000 a year will probably be fixed on Pittsburgh property owners. HEN. WATTERBON, of the Oouricr- Jowmal, has gone back home from the Chicago Commercial Convention mad as a wet hen. To catch a puff of the lake breezes has a very deleterious effect upon Henry's liver. He says the republicans have gone again into the lying scheme of rehashing South ern outrages: "that we are again to be presented the revolting spectacle of half reformed culprits making their brief fit of virtue an argument In fa vor of their return to iniquity." Henry better reissue his call for one hundred thousand Kentuckians to march on Washington to seat Til den. Tiiden doubtless would send a cipher dispatch and Nephew Pelton to follow it with funds to deposit with Henry for the purchase of the neces sary rations, etc. THE national exchequer of the Ger man empire is depleted hard timee abound there remarkably so. The British empire has her great Glasgow bank failure her manufacturers are cutting down on wages indeed al most starvation stares thousands of her people in the face and rlota threat en to break out extensively. Now what la the cause of this? There must be a cause. The great statesmen of these two pre-eminently leading nations of earth are terribly ambitious to crowd their kingdoms to tbe front, and to this end they labor to appropriate to themselves the dear est, the best of everything lead all nations in this regard. To this end they have demonetized sliver, select ing gold alone as money. Can this have any other effect in those countries than to depreciate the money value of all property and all labor, and has it not had this effect? Can it have any other effect than to unsettle and disorganize business that has been built up upon the broader basis of gold and silver as money, and has it not had that effect as witnessed in their present depression and dis tress in those countries? Can it have any other effect than by largely Increasing the value of money compared with that of prop erty, to greatly enhance the value of obligations to pay and lessen the valu ue of materials with which to pay, and as it not had this effect and so de falked commerce? Can Itbeoth- Ijjise than that the dropping out one-half of the material of w has constituted money for centuries in the world, would, if carried out In a short time, totally revolutionize the commercial world and be attended with wonderful and destructive de pression. It does seem to us that the ideas we have presented above contain grave questions, and the struggle now go ing on touching what shall be money, either gold alone, silver alone, or both, —Is one of extraordinary moment. A POLITICAL PHOTOGRAPH. We take South Carolina as the sub Joct. That State In 1870, according to the United States Census had a popu lation of whites 289,CG7, colored 416, 814. Four years ago that State show ed a republican majority of 30,000. It is a truth that no honest man will de ny that there is a republican majority in that State of not less than 20,000. In 1870 the democratic whites bull dozed the State so that the republican Majority was but a trifle, yet there was such a majority. The bulldozing, however, did not stop here, and a democratic minority State govern ment took possession. This year, by fraud, voting scores of tissue tickets rolled up In one printed on paper or dinarily used, the democrats polled ust as many tickets as they pleased. They broke up republican meetings, tramped the State over with Red rihirts to this end beat and threw in to prison United States officers refus ed the republicans the privilege of having a single member of the Boards of Elections shut States officers out of the rooms when tho counting of votes was made and generally in the most outrageous and inhuman manner bulldozed the State. The result is, say 100,000 democratic majority in the State. There is hard ly a democratic paper in the United States that has tho honesty or pluck to state the true condition of matters in that State. If tho republican par ty condemns such conduct and de mands that the rights of citizens be respected if the administration at tempts to correct these abuses with one accord the democratic party cry out against it if a republican press properly show the facts up before the people, it Is characterized as flaunting the bloody shirt. Now let us suppose that the repub licans of that State largely In the Min ority, should turn the tables, using the brute force they really possess and bulldoze the democrats, utterly crush ing them out. Nobody doubts but that if tbe boot was on the other leg tfler this lashiou, the donioctacy of the North would howl in good imita tion of Pandemonium, and want the whole United States army ordered down there to kill the accursed white abolitionists and darkeys. It would make nil the difference in the world whose ox is gored with democracy. As long as it Is the .blood of darkeys that Is being shed, democrats endure in with the utmost complacency. Let us say that if the Southern peo ple continue their outrageous conduct towards their fellow-citizens, it will be but a very few years when the ta bles will be turned—a time when the scourged, scoffed and abused inhabit ants of South Carolina, driven to des peration, will rise and clutch the throats of the tyrants and the lied Shirts with a vehemence that will have very little mercy. Such a re verse in the order of things will sure ly follow under the present policy, and none can say but that it would be righteous retributive justice. The acts of the democracy of South Caro lina have been such as to fully war rant combined armed resistance—such resistance as to make blood-letting lively there. WHAT DOES THIS MEANf The Dubuque Herald is perhaps the ablest democratic paper in this State. Its capital correspondent writes as fol lows from Des Moines to that paper and speaking of the November elec tion he says: This subject does and should worry our republican friends. They raised the question themselves, and then placed in tho hands of their po litical enemies the law and the facts the clubs with which to break their own heads. The next Congress they have, by their own work, compelled to take action upon the questions in oived, and, of course, not a single member from Iowa can be admitted. To settle them will take time, and it follows that in the election of the, next Sjieaker of the House, and the other of ficers, Iowa Kill have no voice or vote. \nd more than this, under the cir cumstances Clerk Adamscannot place the name of a single man from Iowa u^on the roll of the house, and thus while tbe members whose names are pon tho roll will commence drawing their pay monthly after next March, these poor Iowa chaps will have to wait certainly until December before they can draw a cent, and perhaps then be sent homo penniless and dis appointed. Putting together the above and that letter of recall to Gen. Weaver while he was over in Illinois stumping for the greenbackers, wo discover an ex planation of a threat in that letter which was a little obscure at the time of its publication some weeks ago. It will be remembered that the letter alluded to the monthly pay that would be due Weaver, commencing with the 4th of March nexr, and that this pay might be shut off if he did not shut right off stumping for the green backers in Illinois. This Herald cor respondent points out just how the stoppage of that monthly pay Is to be done. Of course Weaver shut up at once—it's a ground-bog case. When a man falls into the toils of the adver sary he gets punched up on every hand and 1b made to walk in the treadmill like a donkey. A CARD. ED. COURIER:—My Nov. 22, attention has been called to the following item which appeared leaded in the editori al columns of the Daily State Leader of the 15th inst., democratic State or gan at the capital of tbe State: "During the campaign intheCth Iowa district much capital #as made out of the fact that u small German paper in Ottumwa, hauled down Gen eral Weaver's name and put up that of Judge Sampson, the republican candidate. The reason is now given under oath by the owner of the paper. It is simply this, that he was paid $000, cash in hand, by Judge Samp son.— Iowa City Press. Will you please inform your readers that the article contains scurrilous and infamous falsehoods. The name of Weaver could never have been haul ed down in my paper simply because it was never put up. I did not make any such assertion under oath or in any other manner if there is any such affidavit in existence it is a forg ery and please let it be produced. I am, however, prepared to state under oath that no such transactions have taken place between Judge Sampson and myself. The Journal supported Judge Sampson ugainst the Granger candidate in '74, as a matter of prin ciple, and this was the case at the last election. I had no other reason or cause for supporting him and I shall support him again under liko circum stances if an opportunity occurs. lb"8. A. tlon Is a grcss fraud, and for one, we are glad the democrats are willing to show a disposition to thwart the will of the people of Iowa.—Davis County Republican. This is a matter of news to us. It is evident that the Republican in the above means to say that there were enough votes polled in this district for a straight democrat, Nov. 5th, to beat Weaver In the election of that day. We conjecture too, that they were cast by the democrats of Davis county, so many of whom most bit terly opposed the acceptance of Wea ver as the democratic candidate. It is very well known that we opposed Weaver with all our power and that we now are thoroughly disgusted with the unprincipled, dirt-eating self abasement of the man to secure a seat in Congress, but we want to say we have no sort of patience with the fraudulent November election. HARD BLOW The What Cipher Villainy and Ought to Be Done The Rochester Union and Advertiser, one of the ablest and leading demo cratic journals of New York, indulges in the following very plain talk on the wretched scandal developed by the Tllden cipher dispatches. It warns its party of the wreck that awaits It If it does not purge itself of Tiiden, his corrupt crew, and the method of bribery for securing politi cal success. It says: The "unpleasant things" of the ci- men and United |ph« dispatches must be brought to light, no matter who is hurt. The in terests of the democratic party, not less than of public morality, demand it. The democratic party certainly cannot remain responsible for the questionable conduct ol those who represented it and are Involved.— Principal among those representative persons are William T. Pelton, Man ton Marble and Smith M. Weed. We do not say that these gentlemen are guilty of the offenses alleged against them. We merely recognize and treat the fact of the allegation of the offenses, and of the presentation ol proof that makes out a prima facie case of guilt, which fact necessitates the detuand for Investigation, that they, if innocent, may be acquitted, and il guilty, convicted, and that in anj event the democratic party may be vindicated, The positions and re lations of these gentlemen during the canvass and electoral count were such as to render them conspicuously rep resentative in character. Mr. Pelton is the nephew of the democratic can didate for President In the election, and was during all the time a mem ber of his household, his private sec retary, and trusted confidant. He was also the acting secretary of the Democratic National Committee in the campaign. Mr. Marble has been the editor of the leading democratic journal of the metropolis, and was a delegate from the State of New York to the Demo cratic National Convention at St. Louis. Mr. Weed had also been con spicuous as a leading democrat, and was also a delegate from this State to the National Convention. During the period covered by the cipher dis patches Mr. Pelton was, as he testifies, the acting secretary of the Democrat ic National Committee, as well as the confidential agent in New York of the democratic candidate for the Pres idency while Mr. Marble was the du ly accredited agent of the candidate and of the National Committee in Florida, as Mr. Weed was such agent in South Carolina. Such was the stat us of these gentlemen. Now they, with others, are openly charged by a responsible public journal, as well as a republican organ, and by the repub lican press and republican leaders generally—by the republican party— with entering into a conspiracy or conspiracies to bribe and buy the votes of Presidential electors, and thus by corrupt means, carry the elec tion of a President of the United States and proofs, purporting to be by their own hands, filling more than two dozen columns of the New York Tribune, with explanatory accompani ments, are presented to substantiate the charge. They neither meet the accusations made against them nor challengo their accusers 1o an investi gation by competent authority. Can the democratic party, responsible for them and their acts as thecase stands, longer submit in silence to these ac cusations against their representative men in the Presidential canvass and count of the electoral vote, and con tinue to submit in silence to them, thus becoming particeps criminis in a prima facie case of bribery and fraud attempted but unaccomplished? We say no—that it cannot, and hope to live. We say that if it attempted to go on without the investigation de manded, it will, in the elections next Fall, and in the great Presidential struggle of 1880, be overwhelmed as by an avalanche with cipherdispatch es from the Lakes to the Gulf, and be buried out of sight in the contest. SECRETARY M'CRARY'8 VIEWS. THE following we take from a Washington special to the Chicago Times, uppearing in the daily issue ol that journal of the 20tb iust. We re ceive with great cautlou anything ol the kind appearing in the Times, but it is a good thing at all events and sound Secretary McCrary, who represents the most pronounced republican ele ment in the cabinet, when asked to day his opinion upon the Southern situation, banded tho TIMES follfcKh 4, DAXQI-A1U. The Iowa City Press publishesa dis patch that Weaver was re-elected on the 5th of November. Don't be too last on that. Several hundred votes may be cortified up for a leading dem ocrat of tbo district. They were cast ularly as Weaver's Noveta in anu outnumber him two 'his whole November elec- corre spondent, after some deliberation, the following: "The republican party de sires peace through all our borders, but holds that a peace worth having aud which will last must be based upon or sprung from an enforcement of equal justice and protection for all. Wo seek reconciliation upon this ba sis. We will have It upon no other. Sooner or later it will come upon our terms. The good jeople of tho Unit ed States, in my Judgment, possess ample power to provide for the pro tection of citizcns In the enjoyment of all the rights guaranteed by the constitution. The republican party is in favor of exercising this power Just so far as may be necessary to se cure to all citizens alike the benefit of every provision of our national char ter. The people of tho States can, II they will, by respecting tho rights ol each other and by enacting and en forcing appropriate State laws, amply protect citizens within their borders, and thus render it unnecessary for the federal government, except in some cases, to Intervene for that purpose. When the States of the South shall, of their own accord, protect all citi zens, without discrimination, as the states of the North do, wo may ex pect to see and welcome the return of peace and fraternity but without this the only peace we can have is the peace of slavery—the peace which the oppressed can always secure by sub mission. That the freedmen in the South have In the past been maltreat ed and persecuted, and to a large ex tent denied their rights as freecitizens, Is a matter of history. The South will continue to suffer in all her ma terial Interests until all her peopleare fully protected in their rigbte." On the 10th of September Mr. McCrary said at Keokuk: "The South is now on trial. There is surely no excuse now, by felir own confession, for a contiBiiaUotl of the process by which, prior 1877, all the South ern Stated but three, and nearly all the congressional districts, many of them having confessedly large repub lican majorities, were carried over to the democratic party. When anoth er election comes we shall see wheth er, when left to themselves, theSouth ern democrats will tdlow a free ballot, and guarantee a fair and honest count of the votes cast." Then Secretary McCrary said that if such a course should not bo pursued the policy of the South could be construed otdy to mean one thing, and that Is that'the Southern people do not intend to re spect the constitution and tho laws. The result of the elections in the South, going even beyond tho Secre tary's prophecy, more than confirmi him in his views. He is one of, most vigorous sup|orters of and-order policy for theSo'1 Postmaster-General Kei republican as any of' that a proeecitf W law can onb- THE UNGRATEFUL RECONCILED 8HOW THEIR TEETH. From the New Orleans Time*, (Dem.) It seems indeed, to be true that Hayes is being at last whipped into the traces of the stalwart wing of his party, and that the South may expect from him henceforth only hostility. Not the blunt, outspoken hostility that distinguished the eight years of Grant's rule, but the sneaking, timid, underhanded malice that somehow one instinctively looks lor from Hayes. We have to fear nothing more serious than annoyance, and this will be more than requited by the satisfaction of seeing the good and pious Hayes squirm in the nervous grasp of Conk ling. It ought to quiet the vengeful spirit of dear old Tony Weller him self to have this latter-day Stiggins held hard in a strong and pitiless nip. We owe Mr. Hayes no grudge, how ever. In order to get his seat he had to do justice to the roused and threat ening South. In order to keep his seat ne is now compelled to make rep aration to the party he betrayed. He can harm us no longer, and even if he could, the harm were so small as to be lightly borne. There is much rub bishy talk from sensational Washin ton correspondents and alarm shrlei ers as to cabinet consultations and or ders that have been, or are to be, is sued to Marshals and Attorneys in the South, but these rumors disturb us far less than they will the Marshals and Attorneys. If the tenure of these latter officials depends on reaping harvests from Hayes' new departure, we are very sorry for them, but feel reasonably comfortable ourselves.— We have about as much compassion as gratitude for Mr. Hayes. No one who thinks and reads imagines for a single instant that Mr. Hayes' "poli cy" was inspired by genuine good will or even simple justice. We shall not forget his sniveling letter bewail ing the fate of the unfortunate negroes when he first heard the election re turns in November, 1876. We still shudder over his nauseous affectations of pastoral simplicity in habits, and limpid purity in otflce. To-day the which never deceived anybody discarded, the farce of independ- tinsel is once is played out, and Mr. Hayes skulks into the arms of Conkllng, Chandler & Co., spread wide open to receive him. Well, our arms are opened equally wide to let him go. If Mr. Hayes yearns for the sensuous embraces of the stalwart, after starving so long in the wintry atmosphere of his own masquerade, let him hasten fondly to tho bacchanalia. The sorest burden we have evor had to bear has been the appearance of being patronized by Hayes and of relishing the asso ciation. If this departure rings the knell of that slander, wo welcome it with joy. Of course there is a serious aspect of the case. Of course we know that this reunion of the shat tered elements of republicanism means a united front and a fierce en deavor in 1880. But so far as Hayes is concerned it bears no relevancy. With or without him, the republican party must all the same have taken he step. Hayes has simply shown the sagacity of the field rat who prog nosticates the coming winter ana hur ries to burrow in tho crib with the polls of his year's labor. We shall meet that winter as best we may, but Mr. Hayes' flop is only so much rub bish removed from our path, and in ail respects a gain. MRS. 8ENATOR BRUCE WA9HNGTON SOCIETY AOITATED CON CERN ING HER EXPECTED DEBUT— HER PROBABLE TREATMENT, ETC. later-Ocean. WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—Senator Bruce, who has been traveling in Europe with his bride since his mar riege in June, is expected to arrive here soon, and has engaged a hand some residence on Capitol Hill for the remainder of his Senatorial term, which expires on the 4th of March, 1881. There is some social agitation here with regard to the manner in which Sirs. Bruce will be received by the swells of Washington. She is a lady of tine personal appearance, an octoroon, and is perhaps better edu cated than most of the women who intend to snub her, if she presumes to enter society. She was a school teach er in Cleveland, but her husband has sulhcient wealth to gratify any taste she may have in the way of personal adornment, and it is whispered that a wardrobe purchased by her in Europe would be prized by any of our belles. It is a requirement of official etiquette nere, that all the Cabinet ladies and the wives of Congressmen, shall make the first call upon a Senator's wife, and the wives of the older Senators always make the approach to an ac quaintance with the wives of new Senators. Mrs. Bruce will experience no embarrassment from the treatment she will receive from Mrs. Evarts, Mrs. Sherman, and tho other Cabinet ladies, and Mrs. Hayes, whose gentil ity is beyond a question, intends to make Mrs. Bruce at home at once by her cordial greeting. It is said that Mrs. Bruce will be invited to attend Mrs. Hayes at tho first Presidential reception. The only colored Sena tor's wife who over attempted an en trance to Washington society was Mrs. Pinchback, six years ago, and being both beautiful and accomplish ed, sne was not only treated with ci vility but was made quito a lioness. It may be that Mrs. Bruce will re ceive similar treatment. It will be noticed that there will be no negroes in the next Congress, un less O'Hnru, of North Carolina, gets a certificate, which is doubtful. There were seven colored candidates for Congress, each in a district where their race was overwhelmingly In the ma jority, and where each, by a fair and free vote, would have been elected by a majority greater than the opposi tion, but not one of them, except O'Hara, even hoped for success, so umfident were they of the methods of their white opponents. There is a •olored voting population in theSouth if over a million, but In the Forty -ixth Congress it will be entirely un represented, except by Bruce in the Senate. In the Forty-second Con gress there were nine negroes in the Forty-third, seven in the Forty fourth, four in the Forty-fifth, three in the Forty-sixth there will be none. Hereafter the only useof the Fifteenth amendment will be to give the South additional members of Congress and increase the electoral vote of the States. CuBTia. A Democratic Orator Got Where He Had tp Tell the Truth. butuqu« Times. The best ioke which we have heard in a long time Is told In connection with the delivery of the lecture by Hon. Charles J. Rogers of "The Skel eton in the Closet" at the Congrega tionalist Church, on the evening of the 14th last. In discussing the sub ject of officeholders, Mr. Rogers said: "Let us, however, be |ust to our fel low-countrymen and I cannot for bear on this occasion and in this con nection, from stating my sincere and deliberate conviction as a student of history, that moet of the prominent public men of our own time and country—those who occupy exalted stations in the nation,—will compare favorably in a faithful and conscien tious discharge of public duties, and In exemption from corruption, with the statesmen of "any other country either ancient or modern." The day after the delivery of the lecture some of Mr. Rogers' demo cratic friends upbraiding him for ex pressing these sentiments, said to him, "What did you do that for, that includes ail the leading republican politicians?" whereupon Mr. Rogers replied, "I cannot help that, I was not on the hustings then, but occupy ing I)r. Bingham's pulpit, where I had to tell the truth." The Prohibition people of New Hampshire insisted on going into pol itics, and made a special fight against Hen. Natt Head, who is a great tem perance worker in the blue ribbon runks, and who devoted the most of last winter to organizing temperance clubs of this kind in that State. But he would not be run by tho profes sionals and fanatics, anu so they nom inated a candidate for Governor against him. The official count shows that they cast, all told, one hundred and twenty-nine votesl This is a good illustration for the same sort of pea rt other States.—£fate Register. Ohio young lady committed su on Sunday bccauie her father dnotconsent to her marriage is hired man. Now an Indi would have simply g: "Deer father, Ive your Tilda." THE SNOW BIRO. Vkn UNlearn an abed. And tha brioche* bare, When the inowi are draft And tha flowers aalcap. And tha autumn dead. And tho sklta an o'er ui bant Gray and gloomy, alnce a he wMt| And theainiacanowladrlltlnf Through the air. Then, 'mid anow-drlfla whits, Though the trees arc bare. Cornea the aoow-btrd, In tbe Wlntei'a eoM, Quick, and round, and bright,. Light he atepaacioaa the snow, Oaraa ha not for winds that lilo% Though the sUting enow be drifting Through the air. THROUGH THE IVORT GATE. I had a dream laat night. Dream of a friend that la ilead, Be came with dana'a flret light And stood beside mj bed.| And as he there did stand, With gesture Dun and fair. He paased a wan while hand Over my tumbled bair- Say Ing: No friendship dleth I With death of any day, i No tue friendship lietn Cold wun lifeless clay. Though our boyhood's plot-tlm» Be gone with summer's breaA, No friendship fades with May-tUM, No frieuditbip dies wilh ilath. Then answer I bad made Bat that tbe rapture deap Did hold me half afraid To BUT that rosa of sleep So with closad eyes Hay Lord of tha vision fair, But wben'twas perfect day Says WPm rave made and the specified three had come to an end. The moth er had never left her daughter's body she had tried every available means to restore her, but to no avail. As the hour for the ceremony approach ed she became more and more dis tracted and more desperate in her ef forts to convince herself that life still lingered. As a last resource, she went for some strong elixir, and tak ing out of her pocket a fruit knife with two blades—one blade of gold the other of silver—proceeded by con tinual working to force the &old blade between the teeth. When inserted, she poured a drop of the elixir on the blade, then another, and another, and tried to mako it enter the mouth, but it seemed only to tricle back again and down the chin. Still she persevered, becoming more desper ate as the moments flew on to the hour, now so near, when her child was to be taken from her. At the very last when she was beginning to dread the very worst, she thought she detected a slight spasm in the throat and on closer examination she became aware that the liquid was no longer returning, as it did at first. She con tinued the application, every moment feeling more excited and more joyful ly hopeful. Presently tho action of swallowing became more decided she felt a feeble flutter at the heart, and before long the eyes gradually opened and closed, again but the breathing became quietly regular, and the mother was satisfied that no one would dispute the fact so she called her household around her and proved to them the joyful fact that ner child was restored to her. and that no funeral procession would leave the house that day. Before long the child fully recovered. The fruit knife with its two blades is to this day the most precious heirloom in the family possessions. "The recovered one lived to form a deep attachment to her cousin, (the rescued boy of the first story) possi bly from the fact of the strange simi larity in their early history but his affections were already engaged by the young lady whose story we are now going to relate, the facts of which re«emble those already told. Tbis young lady wasno longer a child when death seemed to claim her, but had reached the age of eighteen or nineteen. She had been suffering from a dangerous and inYectuous fever, and when the crisis arrived instead of rallying, she, to all appearance, died. It waa the custom of the district in which she lived to dress marriageable girls as after death, aad to bury them bKdal costuknq. Tha young VOLUME 30. OTTUMWA, IOWA, NOVEMBER 87, 187s. NUMBER 33. A Only the day waa there. —Blackwood 'a Magma tne. Escape From Living Burial. From Chambers' Journal. The scene was in Italy the facts were related to me by the daughter of two of the parties conccrned, and I shall tell the tale so nearly as possi ble a* she told it to me. "You will scarcely wonder," she said, "at my horror of being buried alive, when I tell you that a peculiar fate seems to panne our family, or at least did pursue it in the last genera tion. My father was an only son and from haying been born several years after his parents' marriage, was aD object of special devotion. llis moth er was unablo to nurse him herself and a country woman was procured from a village at some distance from the chateau where his parents resid ed, who was not only well calculated to replace the mother as a nurse, but was of so affectionate a disposition that she seemed to throw her whole soul into her care for the well-being of the child and lavished as much af fection on him as did the real mother When the age came for weaning him it was found impossible to accom pliih it while the nurxe remained with him and so, after many terri ble scenes and the most heart-break ing horrow on her part, she bad to go. Tho boy throve very well until he was three years old, when he was at tacked by some childish malady and to all appearances died. "It is unnecexRki-y to dwell on the distracted grief of the parents. The mother could scarcely be induced to leave the body, and even though all life was extinct, grudged every mo ment as it llew to ward the time when even what was left of her darling must be removed forever. (The time that was allowed bv the government for bodies to remain nnburied was three days.) The father had given strict orders that tho child's nurse should not be informed of the death other foster-son until after the funer al, as he felt convinced that she would at once come to see him, and he dreaded the effect the night ot her grief might have on his already heart broken wife. However, the order was ill kept, and on the morning of the funeral after all the guests had arrived, and were grouped around the coffin taking their last farewell of the lovely boy, in rushed the nurse, her hair down, her dress all torn and travel stained, her boots nearly worn off her feet. On hearing the news she had started off without waiting for extra clothing, without word or look to any one, and had run the whole night in order to be in time to see her boy. As she enterod the room she pushed past servants and guests, and on reaching the coffin seized the the child, and before any one was aware of her intention or had pres ence of mind to prevent her, she had vanished with him in her arms. It was found that uho had carried him oil to the (/renter or garret and had locked and barricaded the door. She paid no attention to threats or en treaties, and all attempts at forciug the door were equally fruitless. The guests waited patiently, hoping that ahe would before long return to her senses and bring back the child's body for burial. "At the end of au hour ot- more they heard the heavy furniture rolled away and the door opened. The nurse appeared, but with no dead child in her arms—the little thing's arms were clasped lovingly around her neck as she pressed him to her bosom. The mournful assemblage was turned into one of joyful con gratulation. Tbe woman would nev er speak of the means she used to bring the boy to life indeed, though she became from that hour a resident in the family and a trusted and val ued friend, she steadily forbore ever referring to the incident in which she played so important a part. She liv ed to see the rescued child married and a family of bis own around him. "The heroine of the second anec dote was a first cousin of tbe above 'rescued child'—a young lady of thir teen or fourteen years old. After a somewhat protracted illness, she, to all appcarance, died. The mother la terally refused to believe it, although the doctors anl the other inmates of the house saw no reason to doubt the fact. The funeral was arrangod, the lady in question waa therefore laid out as a bride in a white dress, orsnge flower wreath and veil. The day be fore the funeral the most intimate friend of the deceased, who had been on a visit at a distance, came home and insisted with floods of tears that she should be allowed to see her. The mother most decidedly refused, explaining that her daughter had been the victim of an infectious fever and that she could not allow the daughter of a friend to run the risk of catching it. The young lady per sisted, and would not leave the house but the mother, much as it E(owever, ained her, was firm in her refusal in the evening the young friend being on the watch, saw the paid watcher leave the room and go down to supper, leaving the door un locked. She immediately entered and having kissed her friends cold face, knelt down by the side of the bed to pray. There were two can dles at each side of the bed at its head, and two placed on a table its foot "The poor girl was deep in her prayer, when suddenly, without any movement or warning the dead girl sat up and said in a sharp tone of voice: 'Que faistu la?' (What are you doing there Startled and hor rified to the last degree, her friend sprang from her knees, and in trying to rush out of the room,upset the table upon which the candles were placed, and became wedged between it and the bed, her head downmost! Inex tricably entangled, she shrieked^loud ly for help. The supposed dead glri had a keen sense of the ridiculous, and being weakened from illness, she went off into a hysterical fit of laugh ter and the more her poor friend kicked and screamed, the more sbe kept up tbe duet by peals of laughter. The mother and household hearing the noise, rushed up as quickly as possible. The mother was the tirst to enter the room, and being a quick witted woman, at once comprehend ed the situation she flew to her daughter and angrily ordering her to be quiet and not laugh at her friend* misfortune, sbe pressed her to her bosom, and hastily tearing off wreath and veil, dropped them on tbe floor and kicked th-m under tie bed then calling assistance, she carried tbe girl into another room and put her to bed. The doctor who had been sent for, ordered her to*be taken home without delay, and they started as soon as was possible. She perfectly recovered but, strangely enough, could never call to mind the startling event of her return to life. She af terwards married tbo gentleman who is tbe hero of our first story. Her poor friend, when extricated from her unpleasant situation, was quite delirious sho had a nervous fever, of which she nearly died, and she never entirely recovered from the shook her friend's sudden return to life had adv en her." On writing to the lady who related these anecdotes for permission to publish, she says: "You are at liherty to mako what use you like of our family story, on condition you do not mention names of family or places but you may add that a!l three lived to bo very old— my father to eighty-fonr and my mother and aunt to seventy six—re taining their health rare intelligence and to a wonderful extent, their per sonal beauty to the last." Death In a Swamp PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 17.— Wednes day, Mrs. Martha Gilbert, whose hus band has a small farm in tbe swamp near Camden, '. J., was attracted by the continued bark of a strange dog Upon the approach of Mrs. Gilbert, it crouched at her feet as though it had something to communicate. Mrs. Gilbert tried to take the dog to the house, but it refused to stir in any path except a narrow, muddy one that led directly into the swamp. Mrs Gilbert got her husband's boots, and struck out on the little dog's trail. Af ter going about a quarter of a mile she was brought to a sudden halt by the sight of a man's head and shoul ders protruding from the black mud a few feet from the edge of the path. The man's head was bent forward the eyes closed, and the face black. His arms were extended, one grasp inga low tussock, tbe other resting a few inches in the rnud, stretched straight out. Mrs. Gilbert flounder ed intc the mud to ascertain whether or not tbe man was living. She her self began to sink, and was only able by the exercise of her whole strength to get back on the path. When she did get back she summoned her hus bsnd. Mr. Gilbert, with two men hurried so the rescue. The man was in tbe same position and still uncon scious. Mrs. Gilbert said the- lefi arm was buried a little deeper, and that the whole body had sunk percep tibly during her absence. After an hour's careful work the body was hauled out into tho path, it wa* still warm the heart was beatine faintly. It was taken to the house and rubbed with flannel. Conscious ness was fully restored after a while, and then the stranger told thaat hie name was Charles Yopp, a cigar-mak er of Trenton, and that he had been bunting water-cresses in the swamp. In attempting to push himself from tussock to tussock, to reach a partic ularly flne water-cress, he dropped his basket in the mud, and without a thought of sinking deeper than thc tops of his shoes, he bad jumped oil into the mud, but his legs went down into the black deposit as though li were water. IIo caught at the tus sock, and was about to gain a firm hold, when he sank deeper and deep er and^ deeper. The-e seemed to be something below pulling him down With the darkness his strength re turned, but, as it seemed to him, the the tussock had moved two or three inches from his hand he exhausted himself with cries that were only an swered by the whine of bis little do|i in tbe path. It was calculated by him in his frenzy that he was sinking at the rate of one inch every hour. On Thursday Gilbert took tbe od man home. For a while it was tho'i that his body would get Its strength and its vigor back, but on Friday he grew weaker, and on Saturday mor ning Coroner Murray was notified of his death. History on Mfe LtaT«Dworth Tlnwe. A short time ago a discovery of several mounds, evidently artificially constructed, and not the handiwork of nature, was made at what is known as Sheridan's drive, on a range of hills Immediately to the west of Fort Leavenworth. Within these mounds were traces of stonework as artietic and nearly perfect as that of the present day. .Somo days ago a party went to the mounds, and found a sort of book of records, written, or transcribed, rather, upon pieces ot bark, and placed together like the leaves of a book, and tied with small er pieces ot bark. Among tbe ex ploring party was a gentleman from Boston, who had made the language of Mexico a study, and who, upon examination of the record found in tbe mounds, found a similarity be tween tbe writings in the record and the ancient language of Mexico during the time of the Montecumas. The record is a history, a chronicle of events no dates are given, but from historical analogy it is to be in ferred that it must have been about 1420, during the reign of the Monte xumas in Mexico, when then Empe rors of that name had it all their own way in not only their own section of the country, but up this way as well. The records give the details of a great battle, probable ou the very spot where the metropolis of Kansas now stands. According to the lec ords tbe battle raged for three days, and the ground was strewn with slain, and after the conflict was over the victors, with the prisoners they had taken, reversed their steps and went back t^ Mexico, whero the cap tives were to be offered up upon the altars as a sacrifice to their god of war. The records wore evidently written by the victors, and placed by them in the mounds where they were found. The records consist of ten large pieces ot bark, flattened out, about ten or twelve inchea in size, and bound tight together by thongs of bark cut into long strips and pressed. They have been sent to Boston, and are to be placed in the State Histori cal Museum there. A BUNRNING "SLEEPER.' Bxperlenoe of Passengers on Baltimore Ohio Traill. Cincinnati Enquirer, Passengers from Washington and the East, who embarked on the Pull man sleeper Baltimore, on the Balti more & Ohio train due in tbis city last evening at 6 o'clock, met with a thrilling experience Saturday mor ning about 3 o'clock, a few miles east of Cumberland, Md. Every berth but two was filled. Among the pas sengers was a bibulous gentleman, whose potations bad rendered him extremely talkative and noisy. After tiriDg everybody else out, ho finally laid Himself down, but not to sleep. Ue still kept up bis flow of language, much to the disgust of a traveller, who bad the misiortune to be assign ed to the same section. Finally his patience could withstand it no lon ger, and, to escape tbe annoyance,got up and went to the forward end of the coach. To his horror be saw that a lamp had exploded and fired the sleeper. The flumes spread with ter rible rapidity, and in a few seconds tbe whole end of tho car was ablaze, llis cries of dismay and warning aroused the other passeugers, who tumbled pell-mell in all sorts of cos tumes, many of which were distin guished principally by their scanti ness. Ladies half-clad ran screaming up and down the aisle, the two chil dren aboard sent up wails ot terror and distress, the men jumped about and swore as if their stocking-feet were momentarily beseigod by red hot pokers, and a panic such as was never witnessed before reigned su preme. In the meantime the train went bumping over the ties at tbe rate of forty miles an hour. The frantic "yanks" on tho bell-rope by the gentlemen who tirst discovered the feartul situation had its effect, and the speed was lessened. The conduc tor, however, who was In the coach ahead of the sleeper, knowing full well that he had not signaled a stop, pulled tbe rope, telling the engineer to go ahead, andaway sbe flew again. Then despair seized upon that tran dc, howling mob of uuclad humani ty, their eyes fixed in a stouy stare upon the advancing flames, while their ears were saluted by the crack ling of the dry wood that burned like paper. It was a thrilling moment, and one not likelr to be forgotten. Above the din of the rumbling wheels and the horriblo sound of the devour ind rtend that stalked toward the crouching crowd, could be heard the prayer of mercy from some flevout soul, mingled with the curses of a lew impious tn£n. At length, when the oell-ropo had been nearly severed by the combined energies of a dozen people, who clutched it as a drown ing man grasps a straw, the conduc tor caught a glimpse of light form the burning car as tbe train sped through a cut. ilis signal waa un derstood, and tbe engine was revers ed. When the train was stopped, the now almost paralyzed passengers were transferred to other coaches, all *afe and sound, but tninus their small baggage and most of their clothes. The coach, stilt burning, wag side tracked and totally destroyed. When the train rtached Ptirkeasburg, a new supply of hats and other weariug ap parel was procured by the untortun atos. The train reached this city last eight about ten o'clock—three hours behind time. Kentucky's Patriarch. From the Mouat Bttrllog Democrat. Charles Addlngton, Esq., was born in Culpepper county, Va., October 10th, 1777, and moved to Scott county, Kentucky, where he now lives, about sixty years ago. lie has been married three times, first in 1803, second 1840, and the third time in 1870. He raised aeven sons and eight daughters, and has 157 grandchildren, 450 great grandchildren, and 39 great-great grandchildren now living. On his centennial anniversary bis relatives and friends gave him a graud dinner, «t which about 2,000 persons attend ed. The old gentleman, while enjoy ing tbe bountiful repast, told of many pleasant recollections of tbe past. He has been a constant member of the Baptist church for llftv years, and the family have the reputation of being orderly and law-abidiug citizens. Not one has ever been known to be gnilty of any penal offense. They have filled public offices of trust with honor aud dignity, and are noted for their mathematical talents, many of ihem teachers in the best schools. Beecher on Drafts of the Lord Mr. Beecher recently received a let ter from Tom Green county, Texas, signed '*11. C. H.," in which the writ er says: "Nearly two years ago I wrote you saying that God had seut me to you for $750. I have not vet heard from you. Send tho draft" at ouce, payable to my order, and God will reward you." Mr. Beecher has *eni the following reply DEAR SIR Tn reply to your letter of Nov. 3. I will say that 1 await the proper commercial documents. Any raft the Lord may make upon me,in your interest, I shall esteem itan hon or to meet promptly. As yet 1 have oot been notified by the alleged draw er, nor has any draft been presented through the regular channels. It may be worthy of inquiry where the hindrance or mistake lies. Inasmuch is 1 receive hundreds of letters like vours, informing me of the Lord's will, but without tbe Lord's signa ture and without authentic commer cial paper. HENnr WABD BZBCHEB. The Slimy Imp of Hell Man. The Boston Herald publiahes a thrce-columu interview with Dennis Kearney, of which the following is a -hoice sample: "Alter the election California, which will be next year, I will come back to help tho working mou of this State and also to pay back some old scores. 1 will let the men who have opposed me see that after tney have defeated me SCHURZ ASP SHERIDAN The Secretary of the Interior Qoes for the Lieut. Oen. for Reflecting on the Indian Service. WASHINGTON, i in there is only one more man to defeat, and he is the devil. I will drive them into the •ortbwestern corner of hell and I will pin them there to wiggle, wig le, wiggle, until the God Almighty sets up His throne on earth and calls upon every one of the miserable cuss ts to pass in his checks. They have Opposed me because, like Jesus Christ, I went among the people do ing good. When I reach California I will have a bigger reception than Columbus did when ho landed here, and when I come back again to this State let the political bilks and bum mers beware Holland's Fall. (DttTenport Otic tie, NOT. 14.} As neu&l in such cases, it U &a«pirea that there had long been quite enough in Holland's personal habits to justify suspicion of his integrity, had his ac quaintances simply been more ob serving. He was a spendthrift in several directions. For cigars, alone, it is now learned, he frequently spent from one to two dollars per day. He played cards extensively. He had a passion for good things for himself, whether he could afford such or not, as he could not, of course, on a salary of$G5 per mouth. It is the old story. Anyone who spends twice as much as he earns will be very api to go un der and—others with him. In this instance trusting friends of Holland have been badly takrn in. Wo hear of one case in which a good mau loot Holland only a short time ago, $300 and—lost it! Louisiana is so solid that its only republican journal has given up the ghost. The New Orleans Republican, after a teu years' struggle, has ceased to be published. The receut election was the final blow. The editors de clare the party dead, and recommend that its leaders in tbe state coiuo to gether and announce its final disband meut. There are no republican jour nals of any prominence left in the South now, outside of Baltimore and Louisville. It can be said with un common truth, of tbe plucky men who bavo tried to maiutain them "Man's a vapor full of woes starts a paper, up he goes." Sometimes he has gone "up" on the limb of a tree always bis pocketbook has gone up in the unequal light. TheSouth is solid for the democratic party, and solid against anything or anybody that op poses it. Fort Worth claims the distinction of being the dirtiest town in Toxai i Nov. 19.—The Secre tary of War has received and refer red to General Sherman a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, sharply replying to certain statements by General Sheridan in the letter's an nual rexort. Secretary Schurz says these atate ments as far as they reflect upon the conduct of the Indian service are of a sweeping and somewhat vague na ture, but it must be assumed that General Sheridan would not have made them and permitted them to be come public had he not in bis posses sion specific information concerning certain agencies and certain branches of the Indian service to which these statements may be individually ap plied. General Sheridan in his offi cial report gives it as his opinion that with wise management the amounts appropriated by Congress ought to be sufficient, If practically applied to tho exact purposes specified, but that the reports of department comman ders would indicate a different result, except in tbe case of the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail bands of Sionx.— You will greatly oblige me by re questing General Sheridan to com municate such facts as maybe in his possession, giving the names of agent, dates and other circumstances which warrant the charge, which includes all Indian agencies tn the military division of tbe Missouri, except those of the Red Clou i and Spotted Tail Sioux. It has been my constant and earnest endeavor, since I entered up on my present duties, to correct all tho abuses in the Indian service that came to my knowledge, and General Sheridan, by furnishing such specific iuformation would thereby render a greater service to this department as well as to tho Indians, thr.n by such mere general statements as be has put forth. In such a charge specifi cations may be called for, and I make this request with particular urgency in view of the fact that certain mili tary officers seem of late to have fal len into a habit of indulging, official ly and probably in general, of casting reflections upon the Indian service, without taking the trouble of sub stantiating them with such statements in detail as would facilitate the dis covery and correction of abuses. I do not deprecate criticism at all, I rather invite it, but when it is offic "ally put forth, there is, it seems to me, a certain fairness due from one branch of tbe public service to anoth er. General Sheridan's intimation that tho Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Sioux were allowed to select their present locations owing to a system atic working up of the case by trad ers and uitractors, is also made the subject )f emphatic comment by Sec retary S'.hurz. He states that this policy was adopted by the department on the earnest advice of the distin guished Indian fighter and manager General Crook, who, as a result ol his long experience with the Sioux, opposed any policy that would force the Sioux, against their unanimous and determined protest, to stay ou the Missouri river as seriously en dangering our peaceful relations witb those powerful tribes, and the secre tary adds that so far, at least, their loyal conduct seems to have justified the course adopted. Secretary Schurz challenges General Sheridan to produce evidence in support of his imputations, and meanwhile re marks that it would not be asking too much of him to inform himself a lit tle better of tbe circumstances before publishihghis assertion in hn official document. Annual Report of the Comptroller of Currency. WASHINGTON, NOV. 2U.—the troller of Currency in his annual re port shows the total number of banks and private bankers in the country to be_t,4f8, with an aggregate capital ot •075,770,000, and aggregate deposits of $1,910,954,000. During the past year 28 banks have been organized, with an authorized capital of $2,775, 000, to which $1,598,800 in circulation notes have been issued 15 banks failed within this period, having an aggregate capital of $2,712,500, and 41 banks with a total capital of $5,200,000 voluntarily discontinued business.— The total amount of United States taxes collected from the commence ment of the system to the present time is as follows: On circulation, $39, 775,817 on deposits, $40,328,250 on capital, $5,929,480. Total, $85,033,583. Ol the United States bonds held b\ national banks on November 1st, 1868, deposited witb the Treasurer as secu rity for their circulating notes, near ly three-fourths bore interest at 6 per cent. These have bten gradually re duced until it is now less than one fourth of all the bonds held, while nearly one-fourth of the whole amount bear interest at the rate of 4% and 4 per cent. TUE COMPTROLLER DEFENDS THE NA TIONAL BANKING SVSTEM. The Comptroller defends the na tional banking system at length, ar gues for its continuance and says na tional banks have been of great ser vice to tbe government in the process of refunding bonds by negotiating and absorbing a very considerable part of the new issue. Should the uational system continue there is no doubt that the present rapid reduc tion in the burden of interest will continue also. If the national bank oysteni is to be abolished and an addi tional amount of United State* notes is to be issued, all bopo of reducing the rate of interest on tbe public debt must be abandon ed. Twenty-one millions of dollar* yearly will be saved to the Govern ment by funding 5 and 6 per cents., while the amounts which it is claim ed may be annully savec by the re peal of the national bank act and tbe issue of $320,000,000 ot unconvertible treasury notes, is $13,000,000 only. With the issue of this large amount of Government notes, the funding of the public debt will be rendered im possible, for the pledge of the Gov ernment will then be violated. REOARDINQ RESUMPTION. In rogardto resumption tho Comp troller says Congress has fixed the day for the restoration of a specie standard, and the legislation needed is that which will not overthrow, but co-operate with the present well man aged monetary institutions of the country in accomplishing this result. When this is done, the present bank ing system, if it is then thought desir able, may be modified without dan ger to the creditor or the business and commercial interests of this great na tion. If, therefore, the banks of the coun try co-operate with tbe treasury, it is impossible that resumption shall fail but even if the co-operation should not be universal, it could not atlect the ultimate result, for if any considerable portion of legal tender uotes can be exchanged for coin at tbe treasury, and withdrawn from use, the notes will become scarce and can be forccd into circulation to sup ply the requirements of business, and fill the gitp. Tho coin will soon, therefore, bo returned to the Treasu ry in payment of custom duties and internal revenue tax *, and offered in exchango for greenback coin certifi cates, which will be more generally acceptable to the people for the same reason that the notes of the Bank of England and the Bank of France are preferred to coin. Illlnoia Legislature. CHICAUO, NOV. 20.—The Journal says the full returns of the election in iu thio State, for members of the Sen ate and House of Representatives of the Legislature show that the repub licans will havo six majority on joint ballot, in the Senate there will be 20 republicans, 24 FOREIGN. TERRIBLE DISTRESS. LOUDON, NOV. LONDON, democrats and 1 socialist. In the House, 79 republic ans, 60 democrats,9 greenbackers and 3 socialists. Another Call. WASHINGTON, NOV. 22 call for the redemption 0 per cents may be expe te/rnoon or to-morrow. Another $5,000,000 this af- •i -wnTwr 20.—Appalling dis tress and destitntlon exists among the mechanic* and laborers of Shef field, in consequence of business de preesion. Hundreds exist in tenements witb out clothing or furniture, all sold or pawned to procure food. They are without fuel and dependent upon the oharity of neighbors. The Mayor has called a public meet ing to devise measures for their re llefi WAGES REDUCED. Lo«»«*, Nov. 20.—Th# Otareland mine owners have ordered ten per cent, reduction of wages. The proprietors of Oldham cotton mills refused to postpone a three months 10 per cent, reduction, and Clyde ship builders threaten a lock out unless tbe men agree to lower wagMi, LABOK TROUBLES. GLASGOW, NOV. 20.—A working- man now on a strike says the resolu tion of the Clyde Ship-building and Engineers' Association, which went into force Oct. 21st, reducing our wages not less than 1% per cent., has been the cause of bitterness of feel ing between the masters and men. Their motto toward us has been, "No mercy,"and we will give as good as we get. We number over 20,000 men in England, Ireland and Scotland, and we have at the present moment over $200,000 in the general fund. I see dark days ahead for ns all. The ship building on the Clyde will suffer heavily. Many a one of us with our wives and bairns, will soon know once more what hunger means. Some of the men are gloomy, for they fear our trade will be killed. When the employers' committee met on the 25tb of last month, we sent in our petitions asking if they would compromise with us on a 5 per cent, reduction, with piece work and time wages, as before, but they were too stiff-necked to head us. I hope we shall not see labor riots, but things look as if they were drifting that way very quickly. A HARDENED CRIMINAL. ROME, Nov. 20.—Passanante, the wou|d-be aasassin of King Humbert, manifested the most perfect uncon cern and brutal self-assurance at bis preliminary examination. When the magistrate expressed horror at the deed, the prisoner said: "It seem to me you are getting excited." On be ing asked if ho had not observed that the people would have him torn to pieces but for the police, he replied "The people are fools. They always act that way." To a question whether he had in tended to kill the King or merely wound him, he answered: "My in tention was to finish him." He said he was neither an inter-nationalist nor a socialist, and did not know the meaning of those words. MOVING ON THE AFGHANS. CALCUTTA, NOV. 21.—All columns have been ordered to cross the fron tier to-day, and all telegrams detail ing the movements or tbe disposition of troops have been stopped by mili tary authorities. The first troops crossed this morning, the 10th Hus sars, at 3 o'clock. They found Fort Kapuyonga abandoned, but three children had been left there. Gener al Roberts' force at once moved for ward on Fort Ahmedishams, five miles further up the valley. Nov. 21.—An order has been unexpectedly received at Wool wich for nearly one hundred tons of camp equipage for tho army in South Africa, and stores are new being em barked for immediate dispatch. There is no excitement over tbe In dia news. The precincts of Stock Exchange and Bank of England are even quieter than usual. BOMBAY, NOV. Comp THE C. 21.—A special dis patch from That, to-day, announces that the British troops are occupying Fort Kapion without rosistance, the Afghans retiring hurriedly. Fort Kapion, or Kipiyanga, is a station be yond the frontier opposite Thai, or Thul. Its abandodment was antici pated. No resistance is expected un til the upper end of Kuhrum valley is reachcd. Native tribes in the val ley profess good will towards the British. General Roberts is in com mand. O. D. INDEMNITY FUND. LONDON, NOV. 21.—U. 8. minister Welsh to-day paid over to her majes ty's government the amount of the fishery award by draft for $5,500.00. ROME, Nov. 22—The belief gains strength that Passante had accom plices. Two noted internationals quitted Naples immediately alter the crime. On the night of the 18th some persons opproached Gates bar racks in Pesaro district, intending to force them, but fled on an alarm be ing given. When Passante was ar rested ten years ago at Palermo, for posting revolutionary placards, he told the police he was studying French for the purpose of going to Paris to kill Napoleon III. LAIIOKE, NOV. 22.—The proclama tion^ the Viceroy of India sets out the ingratitude of the Ameer for the kind treatment and favors ever ac corded him by India. This ill will and discourtesy and undue partiality toward the Russian embassy and his open insult to the British mission. Tbe independence of Afghanistan will be respected, but the government of India cannot tolerate that any oth er power should interfere in the in land affairs of Afghanistan. Tbe proclamation concludes as follows: Upon Ameer Shere All alone rests the responsibility of having exchang ed friendship for the hostility of the Empress of India. THE BALL OPENED—A LIVELY FIGHT KHIBER PASS, Thursday, p. m., Nov. 21.—At daybreak this morning Gen. Brown stood on a little plain be yond Jumrood watching the march to the front. A plcquetof the enemy's cavalry was visible on tbe top of Shagai ridge beyond range. The ad vance guard marched briskly on, and presently reached abeight whence, at 10 o'clock, a skirmishing fire was opened on the enemy's picquet. The latter retired after a desultory reply, our force pressing o»and occasionally tiring, reached Shagai ridge whence Ali Musjld is clearly visible. At noon Ali Musjid fired the first shell which burst in the air. The second shell was well aimed, and flew over the flagstaff on Shagai ridge and fell without bursting beyond. A long halt was necessary to allow our heavy battery to come up and the interval was utilized by the horse artillery in placing guns on a height to our right. Fort Ali Musjid replied,and the firing became somewhat brisk. In the mean while firing was heard to the left of Fort Musjid, and some persons con joctured it was McPherson's turning movement, on our right, coming into operation, but the Afghans about Fort Ali Musjid held their ground, although apparently threatened on flank and front. Our horse artillery tire was fairly served. Tbe Afghans replied with spirit from Fort Ali Musjid, at first, bnt af terwards slackly. At 1 p. m. the forty pounders reached tho scene, as also Magenalss nino pounders. The horse guns then moved off tbe ridge and gave place to a nine pounder battery,while the for ty pouuders played against the right of the Afghan position. The Afghan guns slowly but steadily replied, ma king good practice, eepeciallr from their seven pounders in the central bastion. About 2 o'clock two shells crashed into the cea aud crumbled a great portion of it, apparently dismantling the gun which had been so stubborn. Soon after 2 o'clock the infantry advanced briskly. The Fourth brigadetook the left sloues of the valley, pressing on through rocks towards Fort Ali Mea jid, while the third brigade took the right side. When the hat rocky ridge on the left slope was crossed a rocky plateau followed nearlp ui to tbe foot of Ali Musjid. The rod skirmishers pushed on steadily, firing briskly, evoking a sharp reply from tbe enemy who were stud^ng tho rook 40-pounder ltral bastion DAILY COURIER. FibMsasa sisti msm-inr wwmd, TMtMSt feaaunbserikstsMs mr- Delivered by Carrier, yar week, "18 SaontkL. •easts.. 1MH1 $0URXER $OB ^ZTAXTMENT •••nniwtn inrroi raiirnHO um nma. or ALL Kiirsa, from a vuituuoare is a MsMwUMisr es seated la OoodBtyis. asatsni sad work dapueaisd. strewn slope*. Ia the mean while the battery in the bed of the stream had eome into ac tion and four guns previously silenc ed came again into action and the en emy developod guns in new places. In view of the expected co-opera tion from two brigades despatched on the turning movement and the as yet much had to be done opera* tions were reluctantly suspended till to-morrow, precautions being taken to protect of position and tbe troops bivouacking where they stood. On our left the third brigade had gained position very close to the right flank of Ali Mnsjid and indeod they were almost within storming diatanoe. THE FORT CAPTURED. LONDON, Nov. 22.—A dispatch front Jumrood, dated this morning, saya the Afghans abandoned Fort All Musjid in course of the night. Oen. Tyler's brigade having occupied a de file in their rear. We took possesion tbis morning without firing a shot and dispositions for advancing are being made. BOW THE row 11CLS. ROME, NOV. 21.—Tbe Pope's action regarding the attempted regieide was to send an envov to coaVey ex pression of the Pope s feeling of in dignation at the execrable attempt on his majesty's life, and also hope at length his majssty might at length recognize the danger of the policy which by violating ali divine and hu man laws, had so thoroughly demor alized the people. A Villainous Outrage. ELGIN, III., Nov. 19.—Angle Rhine- hart, aged 19,daughter of John Rhine hart, was cruelly outraged by three tramp laat evening at her father's farm, four miles north of this city, near the village of South Elgin. It seems that during the afternoon three tramps appled for food and lodgings at the Rinehart farm but were refus ed, and then disappeared after asking if the children did the milking. About six o'clock ia the evening the father and mother started down to the cow stable to milk the cows. The night setting in very dark, the youngest son, aged 14 years, was afraid to remain alone in the honse on account of tramps, the dose proximi ty of the railroad rendering their vis its frequent and annoying. THE DAUOBTEB, AVOIE, said she did not fear anything, and so remained at the honse, it being ar ranged that the boy ehould whistle as a signal to the father if they were in danger. In a few minutes after the parents had departed from the house, Angie stepped outside the door to get a pan, ana nothing more was seen of her for nearly half an hour. Her pro longed absence frightened the little brother, but he finally mustered suf ficient courage to rush oat doors and call in a loud voice for hia sister, aud at the same time whistle for bis tather. He heard THE NOISE or A STRUGGLE and subdued voices a short distance away, and renewed the cries of alarm His sister Angie soon came crawling into the house, more dead than alive, in a fearfally disordered, bruised con dition. She swooned on the floor, and after regaining consciousness, and her parents had arrived and her wounds dressed, she related her terrible adventure. She said that the moment she step ped out of the door, she was roughly seized by three men, one of whom choked her almest to suffocation, an other held her hands, while a third speedily placed A STRONG PLASTER OVER HER MOUTH, which entirely prevented her from making an outcry. This was the work of a moment. The fiends then dragged her about four rods from the bouse into the bushes, and there they repeatedly outraged her person, threatening to take her life if she gave any alarm or endeavored te escape. Notwithstanding their threats, she struggled continuously with all her strength, which was fast deserting ber, and made frantic efforts to cry out, bnt the horrid plaster adhered tenaciously, and prevented her from screaming, and was rapidly shorten ing her breath. In the midst of their hellish work, she heard the voice of her little brother calling. The fiends taking alarm from this,brutally pull ed the plaster from her mouth, tear ing the flesh in the operation, and with parting blows and threats, has tily fled into the darkness. A no uthern Sensation. WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 31.—At Chestertown, Md., lives a woman named Dodson, in good circumstano es. She has two daughters who some time ago became mothers of illegiti mate children. The children were killed by a colored man named Jonee. Jones buried tbe bodies and was threatened with death if he revealed the crime. He told the story to a wo man and on Thursday two men named Vincent ana New come, cousint of tbe girls, lock ed Jones in the Dodson farm house promising him no harm if he would leave the State forever.— Jones agreed and on Thursday night the men and Mrs. Dodson started with Jones in a carriage for Dela ware. About midnight ia a dense wood, at Vandyke's Station, near the Delaware line the men epared to kill Jones. e begged for life and promised never to return, but the woman told the men to "kill him and be done with it." They fired two bullets into bis head, and then dragged him ia the woods supposing him dead. He re vived, however, snfflclontly to drag himself to a farm house and relate the above story. The men have hew ar rested, and the woman will be to-day. Boating tho Life Insurance Com panies. NEW YORK, NOV. 20.—Life Insur ance companies are considerably ex* cited by the death, at Burlington, on Saturday last, of Col. Waltoa Dwight who within three months previous had succeeded in gsting policies in favor of his wife and son amounting to $253,600, and paid about (2,200 for premiums since he was financially embarrassed, and it ie thought could have raised only with the greatest difficulty the 13,000 to meet premiums due on the next quarter. It ia the theory in some insurance offices that Dwight intended when he took out the policies to be a dead man before another premium waa due. HOW A SWINDLE WAS EFFECTED. In the trial of Cbas. W. Pontes, yesterday, the whole story of the Union Trust Company forgery was told in court by the engraver of the forged 964,000 check, who described tbe process from the first attempt at engraving to tbe distribution of spoils in a Broadway restaurant. Post-Ornee Discontinued—An Un ruly Community. WASHINGTON, Nov. SO.—Postmaster General Key, to day, ordered the Garden, Alabama, postofBee to be discontinued and mails for that place to be sent to the neighboring postofflce at Ladiga, on account of ri otous demonstrations made by a por tion of the inhabitants against a spe cial agent of the department, who has discovered gross frauds ia the stamp sales of tbe village postmaster, ana fr i ft upoi s Co on a on- procured the letter's arrest warrant from the United States miaaioner. The agent reports that in consequence of this action be was himself speedily arrested on a charge of libel and bound over for trial next April. After a night's detention by the Sheriff, he procured bail and is now at liberty, nnt he Informs the de partment, that friendeof the postmaa ter declare that they will fix the jury when the case comes to trial, and are exulting over his prospective pmetsh ment. GOOD KNOUQH RIGHT MAKES MIGHT AND MSBEB FFLMS TBE BATTLE-DECISION 0\ THE SU PREME COCBT. TALLAHASSEE, NOV. 21.—The Su preme Court decides tbe three pre cinct returns rejected by the Alacnua County Canvassing Board are good and valid, and has issued a pesemp tory writ to the Board to caavase them. These precincts give Biabee a majority of 450, aad by their rejeo tion by the Canvassing Board, elect ed Hull, Democrat. Blsbee's rnajorl now stands about 100 In the district.