Newspaper of The Toledo chronicle, April 27, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of The Toledo chronicle dated April 27, 1876 Page 1
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fftrottkli fil^aCV jVSKV IHVB8BAV BY BBDGrH, A*13 gtta,, »nt Proprietor. :S*a OF SUBSCBIPTIOW: ,|3 00 tbj. surf* Hlfk ««•*0T8r Brmdbrook'i cinthing Store. fllE NEWS. «. -at was convulsed on I "let Thu.Paris out silver coin for frac- uriwrj' on the 19th. Consulate at New York on the 19di that the revo Dom Hayticn adviccs Haiti was triumphant. the late President, had fled Mident Ramcatix and Lerqueta, jeril in cumni ind of the Goveru- fow ibat* Biron Cannal, would take ot'ibe Government. Indiana Democratic State Conven K at Indianapolis on the 19th. The roil tains resolutions calling for liOrawal of the National Bank judhe substitution of notes issued Government, and demanding the ijie repeal of the Specie Resump- C'ln^ressmM J. D. Williams oijntfd for Governor Col. I. P. ir Lieutenant-Governor Auditor, E. Henderson Treas C. Attorney-General, C. lirk Superintendent ol Public In n.J. II. Smart Clerk of Supreme },'oriel Sellruick Reporter of Su- ,Kirt, A. N. Martin. Delegates iational Convention were chosen Irrtd to vote as a unit A reso rt a inpted declaring Gov. Hen o'wtlic unanimous choice of the linn for President of the United Illinois State Democratic Conven *'rtt delegates to the National vie Convention will meet at k-ki on the 24 th of line next. N'tliraska Democratic State Con re held on the lilt], .'"and dele-1the Fero chosen to the National Con- twA dispatch of the 20th sa\'s the: mliassatiors at Constantinople rostrated aiainst bringing troops i yialinto Enrope, on account of i. tint the natives at Delogoa Bay, nustorn Africa, had risen against ish authorities- Fears were enter, jrthe safety of the missions there. Lyttletun committed suicide on Lewiston (Me Savings Bank has1 •i ,jand Present Series: VOLUME X. Warren Avenue (Boston) Church tower. Piper hag lately stated tliat the little girl 1,c ^n, had joined the insurgents, .Prince Jlilan had openly made the Turkish troops. The at i jjerictoal trie garrison of Nicsics bJ 'cnth ,b intelligence that 7,000 !', the insurants.! led Trosury Department at Washing /ia!ri tr\!• fpo/i. iW paying in? cau«'" d,oor A DISPATCH from Leavenworth of the 22d, says that the Cheyennes had broken up iuto small bands for marauding pur poses, and were scattered through the Big Horn country. In a fight with one of these bands on the 20th one Indian was killed and two miners wounded. Another dispatch says that a man, his wife and three children had been murdered by Indians at a place 100 miles from Custer City. THE Egyptian army are retiring from Abyssinia. THE Hungarian Ministers tendered their resignations, on the 24th, in consequence of the disinclination of the Austrian Gov ernment to consent to the establishment of a Hungarian National Bank. The Emperor declined to accept their resigna tions, and directed a re-conference with the Hungarian liberals. A WASHINGTON telegram of the 24th Judges of prone Court—First District, S. ikirk Second, A. G. Downey John Pettit Fourth, James tden Secretary of State, John Committee, it is urged, should estop House from r"*ecutmS ment* me»ted aI fiirajo Inter-M an of the 20tli 11'ii-jrams Irom some two hun Illinois, Indiana, Michi- Pennsylvania, showing the '"f tic growing crops of winter «trait. According to these dis llmois promised well. In some 'be Wheat would prove a failure, majority of the reports were n- Peaches were injured by the '"during JlarcU, but apples sr'.v all varieties of small t'tiiised nn al.undant yield. 'k51' Pennsylvania reported x '^•pects lor all kinds of crops. Parts of the latter State peaches •v "Wilts had suffered, but not -lichigan, however, exnected Jifl'I all round. In Inuiana 'Mil spring had proved „bIhv wheat and peaches, but ',a small fruns appeared to l«j 'pwts Irom Ohio were to the ''tart was badly damaged, cx 7rui''Ml Kittotn lauds, and y or all kinds of fruit was Msg to a ikgngg telegram of the ^attempt to islievc and re lilt r-! U?ar'' tlic previous, tnu* *ast advices the 1 «a? iu fun r( .treat j)ursuc(] prions insurgents. ,)llr£'arconvicted I ,e York merchant, i '"i- 'n -^"Kust last, was Won the 21st. ^t'cut (Iflepaliou to the Re- tajsip'r'p L'""vcn'i,n and malt liquors wa^ passed. Amotion imli/.i- T« to recen^ider the vote by which the bill in rcga nrtier Iniimn outrages on Ihe ,„ cimnlin (he black Hills. Mr. and Mrs. dent passed United States consols bearing four per cent, trold IpSOO Klllfc i. !i! three others' interest, and having forty 3 curs to run to provide for the coinac^cf Centennial coins. The report v the Florida contested-election ca-e was ag eed and J. £. Fit.lay wassworuin The Ser geant-al-Anns reported that he had ob«-yed the ivnt of hab its corj/n* in the Hallet KMbourne sase, and that the Judge had ordered Kilb urne i into the custody of the Marshal. On the dOiii, the .Senate uranlmoueiy passed 1 bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to allow Mrs. Minnie Sherman Fitch to *, free from duty, the wedding pre=*en*s from the Khedive of Egypt. Amendments were offered to the bid to amend the laws relating to The legal-tender of silver coin. Adjourned to the will pre- ... J, WI 11 as a suitable _r 'he Presidency. le rxf '.»ouL^!rgary,0fthe ln C°nT white man and Indians-were hanged at oittei)'- °n t'lc' 'or mur- the Indian Territory. «'nunirmder occurrcd °n -1 now being excavated »morSan, South to fan Wales, iu and burying all l'P dark on that day, hs.! i 1US a nutiiber of n recovered. 0f tbc 2?d says rttr rjf ,, P«aons implicated £n«lil'1' of Jl,'y ecuted in Bunnab, ,c»Si„diSPatch0fUl" 22,1 sa-vs 7 order In,ernal licve- 'w" .1.- '»l!C- tfli: '^rViS0r Matthews had also ti:ct on the 1st of May. at the Methodist Pn c*mp meel'Dg grounds Wtre lf Thon- ^T Uti°n''m —The Boston Con.ner's jury, which in vestigated the death of the late Dr. Ilas klns, brought in this cautiously-worded burned on the hits signed verdict: We, the jury, find thnt the dc- ,iie irilc.r (lf ceased came U bis ilcstli by accident, or 'tLS.,y'' '''I'er, convicted otherwise, and that he might have died by Mabel young in the suicide." IOWA STATE NEWS. a trap whl,e amending the tower, and that wa n«ari.y dei"1 when he found her. He says that through fear of beingaccused of murdering her, he denied all knowl edge of the matter. A tatal accident occurred on Raphael Cooper's farm at Long Grove, Scott County, a few days ago. A man was hauling fence posts, and drove into a stable yard to unload hia wood-raek. Mr. Cooper's daughter clambered on the rack, and being told to get down got on the back of the horse. The team ran off, elie cling'ng Tor fifty yards,, when she fell off. The wagon ran over lier head near the right ear, causing almost in Btant death. THE Baptist ministers of Iowa will hold an eij ht days' session at Burlington, commenc ing on the 15th day of June next. It will partake somewhat of the nature of a theo logical institute. It is expccted the exer cises will be very interesting. Tiie annual meeting of the 8tate Associa tion of Congregational Churches will beheld at Burlington, commencing on the 3Ut of May, and continuing over the succeeding Sabbath. A sehious steamboat disaster occurred at the bridge at Keokuk on the morning of the 18th. The steamer D. A. McDonald attempted to pass through the draw with two barges of ice in tow. In so doing one of the barges struck a pier and tilled. She floated down a short distance and sunk in twenty feet of water. A number of women and children who were on board were rescued with much difllculty. The McDonald was owned by the says Gen. Belknap had lately written a Messrs." Van Sant, of Lcclairc, and was val id ter to a friend, ia which he denied in positive terms that he had made any con fesai-Hi concerning the charges against him relative to the Fort Sill post-truder ship. On the 24th, his counsel filed with Secretary Gorkam a rejoinder to the rep lication of the llouse in the impeachment mutu-r. lie denies that lie was Secretary of War until after a committee of the House had investigated his official con duct. He also states that Mr. Clymer had said to him on the 1st of March that, unless he (Belknap) should resign his position as Secret-try of War before neon the next day, he (Clymer) would move his im peachment in the House that he yielded to the intimation thus given that he might avoid a protracted trial before the Senate. This alleged agriement on th© part of the Chairman of the Investigate ued at $14,000, Ox the H'th, a young woman named Christina M. Bard, attempted suicide by jumping into the river near Camp McClel Ian, East Davenport. Some men who were working in a stone quarry noticed her in the water, and rescued her, after some diffi culty. The woman belongs at the Orphan's Home, and for the last six months has been subject to hysteria and despondency. This is the third attempt, she having twice tried morphine. the impeach- They were uninstructcd. Among THE Iowa Independent State Conven irtWiition was adopted demand-) t!on ^as hecn called to meet at Des "cctly return to specie payment. Moines on the 10th of May to select dele rerritorial Republican Convention «ates 10 llle ai,i lias instructed its delegates to tj011 Indianapolis. ional Convention to support the linn i.t lilaine for the l'residencv.: purpose. «'eenback National Conven- The Wisconsin cuuse- Greenback Convention in to be held at Madison on the same day and for a like THE City National Bank of Chicago susPende(1"on the 24th. The assets are S!lid t( be -alence of tlie plague in that city f^ut 11,000,000. The liabili ties are placed at figure. were received in London, on somewhat smaller COMUtESSiOJiAij PROCEEDINGS* On the IFth. bills were passed in the Senate authorizing the sale of the Congrex*ioral Record i and other public documents to members of Con- I gross at cost, with ten per cent, additional the! LIouwc Deficiency Appropriation bill, with amend* nR'nttl —111 H^u^e a unanimous report was i made in the Alabama contented electiou case of i ng o a protracted run, but ij romrSm ift, K. I., made an :ssignment Mi. Their liabilities exceed their between |1.0,000 and s\0 ),000. Lai tor National Convention, ia sessiou at Pittsburg.., Pa., amoDjr others, resolutions de a strong protective tariff de sfavnrof the election of Presi thelmted States by the direct people demanding the strict Haralson, declaring the pitting ecttXt eventually to pay in lull. member, (Haralson) entitled to the seal, and the lou Manufacturing Company and report was agreed to. In the Florida election of Geonre 15allou & Son of caK" a «'pwt was made that Wall pitting member, contcs ant, was On* the lt).h, in the Senu'e, sitting as a Court ol Impeachment, the Managers of tbc llouse pre sented the answer adopted by the llouse to the pica of the defense, the answer being to the ef fect that at the time of tl: commission ot the acts cha gc 1 Gen. Belknap was an ottlcer of the United States and was such an officer until after the llouse had completed an investigation iuto the eh rges against him and were preparing for his in peach tuent. a fact known to him when he re igtied. An ord-T was then J'iKOt Light-Hour law, and agreed to that the respondent file his answer tllMjt by Congress of Ltringrnt to the r^plicaM of the u*e by the 2tih, the fs and urgih" upon the different Managers their rejoinder by the25ih, aud that the Matures to ,,ass 'such apprentice trlal 00 ,tK 1 *r,b- .The Ooart «b«» ad- urned. The message vetoing the bill reducing insure C'llipetent workmen in the salary of the President was laid before the ofindustry. [Senate. The llouse bill to detlue the tax on fer Laramic telegram of 11»p I Cuno laughs at mud as well as locks and locksmiths. A couple who couldn't reach Burlington any other way, in order to i?et married came in triumphantly, the other day, on horseback. Tub following are the names of the women who have been elected County Superintend ents of Schools in Iowa: .Mrs. Salina Black burn, Shellsburg, Benton County Mrs. C. E. 0'l)onoghue, Manson, Calhoun County Miss Eunice E. Frink, Clarence,Cedar Coun ty Miss Kate Hudson, Lyons, Clinton County Miss Helen R. Duncan, Charles City, Floyd County Miss Orilla M. Reeve, Geneva, Franklin County Miss Ahbte Gif ford, Marshalltown, Marshall County Miss J. E. Lester, Afton, Union County Miss Elizabeth S. Cook, Indianola, Warren Coun ty Miss Mary M. Jcrman, Washington, Washington County.—Davenport Democrat. Kinlay, the An examination of the accounts of Harry Gerhardt, late Treasurer of Marshall Coun ty, deceased, the Dubuque Times says, re veals a deficit of $24,514.87. There were ninety-eight failures, involv ing $1.ISO,000 in Iowa, during the first quar ter of the current year. During a similar sno V—and the pc"0'1 in President and Vice-Prcsi- the calendar .. In the I-Iiamii* City, had been murdered hill wns placed Indiana in Red Canon about fifty "on8,! "'ere Introduced-for refunding the •nm rw*«. I interest-hearing bonds of the l.'uite* States in i there were forty-four fail- ures, involving about $1,376,265. Tub Supervisors of Delaware County have ordered a vote at the election next fall on 1 •Jith Bilis were intioducid in the House-to grant to Ohio the unsold and unoppropriafed public land» in such State to limit the power of courts to punish for contempt to enlarge the privilege* or the wtjf of hnbfi* corj The Senate amendments to the Consular 1 than 100 feet. and diplomatic Appropriation bill were fiat sheet. Mr. D.wa* a highly-esteemed and concurred in. Some of the Senate amend- popular man and had been a resident of the meiita to the Deficiency Appropriation bill were r« jt-cted, «nd other* were concurred in. A reso luilonwa* adopted reciting the charcev made in a ne'.v#:»a er report affectinir tte official conduct of Secret try Rrittow in regard to the remlP?ion of a forfeiture In the ca«*o of the bark Mary Mer ritt, wt/.-'d a* Milwaukee in IS !l for a violatinn of the ('iis'oin lawn, and in!»»n»ctingth«j Commit tee on Kxpcnditurt s in the Tre.isory partinent to lnvent!j ate ihc ma'ter. The bill to transfer the Indiau Bor» an to the War Department waa taken up and amended. Off the 21st the Senate wan not in *eff«iou.... A bill was inti-odiicol in the Hoto-e to regulate the privilege of a writ of habtat c-rft"t in 'er tain cAtfCB. Dills were passed--concerning cor porations engaged in the basinew ot distilling to transfer the Indian Bureau to the War De partment—139 to iM—providing that, alter the first of July next the Secretary of War ehall ex ercise the supervisory and appellate powers, a-.d c,ilarv Hill possens the juri."dict ou, now exercised and port- ftaiary BUK to Irdiao ilirT™01^*" 'he county for twenty years. ,]ie iljcf Hon. D. N. Spkagcb s mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate for Congresa fha" x- president's .Message VeMi| the •ers, ai.a liiii Inte"0rr°gard TlIE folding in the message of Presi- °ON 'tbe'a-^bere was no of the S,:n- dent Grant vetoing An act fixing the ate. ..A bill was reported from the Commit- salary of the President Of the LnittJ tee on Kon-ijjn Affairs in repinl to citizenship gtate3 and to define certain riKhtB of Dnlted S »tes cin- 1 (h£ of |h(j Unit( .dgtatef. Jrt A Xutn'/e i Herewith I return Senate bill No. 172, en- Diplomatic and Consular othcern. A aabstitnte PvaaI was Offereil for ihe bill rep.riert from commltt. e H^ed An act fixing tbc salary of the Presi to am,Old thecharii-r of the Frecdman's Bank. dent of the United States," without my ap- On the tMtb. in .he Kenat,, ibe bill, to .boll-b proval. I am constrained to this course from rhe office of Snpeivifort of tnternal Revenue and a sense of duty to my successors In office, to to amend the laws relating to the t:al tender of myself, and to what is due to the dignity of biWer coin were debated Mr. Jones of N»,vad«. the position of Chief Magistrate of a nation making a long argument in favor of the double 0jmore than forty millions of people. standard of gold and silver money—Among the \yjje0 the saliiy of the President of the bills introduced in the Hon™? wcro the fol'owtng: 0nitc(i gtates was fixed by the Constitution l'o increase the circulation of Na. au early relea§e»of J5dward O Condon from hia Imprisonment in England. A resolution wa« of fered for the appointment of a select cmn mittee of nine to make e amination into the management of the New Orleans uatotn Hou'e and other Federal offices in that ty, with wer to «lt In New Orleans during t'ie reces?, and a motion to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution was rejected—1lt to 77, 'es* thac t^'o thirds in the affirmative. Mr. Blaine made a per aonal explanation in regard to the newspaper charge* connecting hiua with tie Union Pacific Rai.roari Company. $35,000 per annum, we were a nation of note** to relieve the National Batiks from the tax on their cirenlaticn to liquidate lb. National but three millions of peop e, poor from a debt and to ctren'4tben the nablic credit to re- lornr and expensive war, without commeu-e organize the Shj A joint resolution was or manufactures, with but few wants, and pas»ed requesting the President to take those cheaply supplied. The salary must fucb steps as may tend to ob'aia then have been deemed small for the lespon eibili ics ancl dignity of the position, but jtis tlHably so from the Impoverished condition of the Trea?ury and the simplicity it wa de sired to cultivate in the Republic. The sal ary of Congressmen under the Constitution was fixed at tC per day fr the time actually In session, an average of about 120 days to cach setsion, or $720 per year, or less than one-thirtieth of the salary of the President. Congressmen have legislated upon their own salaries from time to tiiuc until finally it reached $5,000 per annum, or one-fifth that of the Pretddent before the salt-ry of the lat ter wm increased. No one having a knowledge of the cost of living at the National Capital will contend fiat the present salary of Congressmen is too liitth, unless i' be the intention to make the lll.e one entirely of honor, when the salary should be abollshed-a proposition £olc&o repugnant to our republican ideas and in6ti. tutions. I do not believe the citizens of this Republic desire their public servants to serve them without a fair compensation for their services. The sum of $25,000 does not defray the expenses of the Kxecutive for one year, or has not in my experience. It is now one. fifth in value what it was when fixed by the Constitution in supplying demands aud wants. Having no personal interest in this mat ter, 1 have felt myself free to return this bill to the house in which it originated with my objections, believing that in doing so I meet the wishes aLd judgment of the great majority of those who indirectly pay ail the salaries and other expenses of the Govern* ment. U. S. Ghant. Executive Mansion, April 18,18T6. THE New York papers of the 16th give lengthy accounts of the reception at that Dort of Dom Pedro, the Emperor of Brazil, from which we take the follow ing: The Brazilian steamer Ilevelius, having on board the Emperor Dom Pedro and the Empress, arrived in New York on the 15th. Secretaries Fish, Robeson and Taft received the royal party on behalf of the President, going down to the bay in the sloop-of-war Alert to meet the steam er. The Emperor recei.ed the deputation in the gangway, surrounded by the other passengers of the steamer. After a formal introduction, Secretary Fish de livered a short address of welcome, as fol lows: 41 AFiuKat the Woodbury County Jail, on The President of the United States has deputed the Secretary of War, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the Vice-Ad miral of the Navy and the Major-General of the Army, to congratulate Your Maj- the night of the 37th, caused eoncidcnihle est' uPon -vollr arrival on our shores and excitement among the prisoners, who made UP°D l!l safe termination of your voyage, frantic efforts to cseupe,tut were prevented, and to tender his wcleome, and that of the The roof of the building caught lire from a I people of the United States, on the occa burning chimney, but was put out before sion of your visit to this CJuntry. He an niuch damaire was done. ticipates with pleasure a persoual inter- Thesouth wing of the Insane Asylum at view with your Majesty as soon as it may Mount Pleasant was burned on the lslh. suit your convenience." Hie main budding was not damaged much. i i* 4 4 i v 4 e E e o s i y e e s s e i s Loss estimated at $50,000. Not insured. i -1, ,. ... thanks for inert ctption given, ana seemed JOHN IIL'NTEH, of Burlington, bookkeeper A I. ,, of the groeerv-house of S Chamberlain & more thsPosr' t0 entur in,toa Co., Shot himself at the Patters.,n House, versation with the members ot the party in Carthage, 111., on the night ot the ltfth. than He was found dead in his room, with a bul- He asked tor Gen. Sherman, whom he let hole in the center of his forehead. Fam- said he desired very much to sei\ and was ily troubles are supposed to have been the informed that he was unavoidably dc- In a very short time the Imperial party were ready to move. The Empress then appeared and took an affectionate leave of the ladies who had journeyed with her. the removal of the county scat from Delphi A carriage, with a team of white horses, to Earlville. was soon occupied by the illustrious trav •Toiin R. Williams, of Dodge Township, I erlj w Booue County, went to Chicago, a few days i10 ,.t once prooeedwi across Ful- ton ferry an( i u i found aliout six miles northwest of Leon, iu (_u](forni !. before the opening ol the I'liil an open tiehl. His horse lay dead to the p]iia Exhibition, but will return ill •outhwest of the dead rider feet were Broadway to the Fifth A.venue Hotel. In an interview with a New York Herald ceivcd about $7,500. 8ince that time, up to the Kid, he had not been heard from bv his family, and fears were ent-rtained that he reporter the Emperor gave his pro had been foully dealt with. Ife bore a hlKh gramme as follows: I will go from New reputation for honesty and integrity. York to San Francisco by the Pacific A few days uifo, the dead body of Mr. Kail way and return overland. It is my Dilsaver, Sheritr of Deeatur County, was w jsh to visit all the States. I will go to be at the in the htirrttps of the saddle. The man s i clothinir was torn off from his head to his opening. My object is to pass over the legs, his pocketbook thrown about seventy- plains before the hot weather comes. 1 i Ave feet from him, and his revolver more will stay in San Francisco five days to ceremony of the His hat was rolled out in a visit all the points of interest in the city. On my return I will visit Niagara, Slon- treal and the Mississippi. I want to sec CPn ters of industry, to learn lhi that may be of llse my country w 'ht.n return. I will leave New In the First District. S York on the 12tli of July by the Cunard Thb city of Muscatine has a first-class ... sensation in the reported absconding o£ Xo. 3 Red Winter, *t.27(r}l.:iO Corn—No. 2 Mixed,47*'(£4tt: Oats—No. 2, S5ia85j^c Rve—No. 2, C7!^(ff(i7J-t'e Barley—No. 2, B0e Pork—$22.25@2 !.50 Lard—tt3.00@18.25 o s $ 7 0 $ 7 7 5 a e i line for England, where I will sta5 some Prof. Towle, a well-known music teacher. I time. The latest reports from St. Louia give Upon learning of the arrival of the Em the following as the current prices for lead- pcror In JNew Kork, President Urant iva ingbtaples: Flour—XXX. Fall, $5.50(^rt 00 i mediately caused the following dispatch Wheat—No. 2 Red Winter, $1.4^1.44)^ lo be forwarded, which was delivered to the Emperor early Saturday evening, be fore he went to the theater. Wasiunoton, April 1.% 1876. The President ot the lulled States begs to ex press his great satisfaction in learning of Ihesare arrival of bis ^reat aud good friend, Dom Pedro de Alcantara, lu the TJniled States, and extends to htm a sincere and friendly welcome on his own behalf aud on behalf of the people of the United States. Jobs L. Cauwai.aoek, Acting Secretary of State. Dom Pedro is of commanding stature, being sir feet three inolics liigl, strongly built and well proportioned. His manner is extremely winning and gracious, and liis kindness of heart and strong love of justice have secured him the enthusiastic love of his subjects. A life-size photo graph of the Emperor will be placed on exhibition at the Centennial. It the last annual meeting of the American Pharmaceutical Association, particular attention was called to the wholesale adulteration of essential oils, a pure article being the exception. Oil of turpentine appears to be the favorite adul teration, in some cases merely enough of the genuine essential oil being added to give it the desired flavor. French oil ot almonds is frequently made from peach kernels. Wax is largely adulterated with parafiine but the worst specimen of wax reported on was composed mainly of some peculiar earthy substance, which had been made to assume the proper appear ance by dipping into melted wax. Oastor oil is usually adulterated with lard and croton oils. —A physician boasted at dinner that he cured his own liain% when one of his guests remarked: "Doctor, I'd sooner be your liani than your palient.'' —Tliirly-four Governments will le rep resented at the Centennial, DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF TAMA COl^l'V. TOLEDO, TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1876. MARTYRif. MY child, whose soul is like a flame Within a crystal a!ur lamp, Bends o'er hn ancient book, its name Obscured by mildew damp And, tracing down the yellow leaves, Where quaint and crooked letters stand, Her breath comes quick, her bosom heaves, Hard shuts the eager hand. 11 Mamma"-! meet the lifted eyes That, softened, shine through gathering tears— God surely given them in the skies, For at) those areadul years, Some sweeter thing than others have, To comfort after so much pain Bat, tell me. could we be as brave Throngh Are and rack and chain? 4 Arrival of Dom Pedro at New York. I'm glad there are no martyrs now'*— Blithe rings the voice, and positive. Ah, love,1' my own heart answers low, "The martyrs ever live. A royal line in silk and lace. Or robed in serge and hodflcn-gray, With fearless step and steadfast face They tread the common way. 1 Than dungeon holt or folding blaze, Their cross unseeu may heavier press, Asd none suspect, through smiliDg days, Their utmost bitterness.M Some 9weet thing surely God mnst keep To comfort,''1 said my little one They thank Ilini now if tender sleep Comes when the day is done.'' God's angel Sleep, with manffold Soft touches, smoothing brows of care Dwells not beyond the gates of gold, Bee use uo night is there. —Margaret E. Sangtt'.r, in Harper'* Magazine A URASiDMOrHEE'S STORY. THE following story is strictly authen lie, as recited by one of its heroines, Grandmother Tomlinson, and phono. graphically reported as it fell lroin her lips. The incident occurred in 1782 at Bry ant, Ky., now a station on the Kentucky Central Railway, a few miles from Lex ington, but then a steckade for defense against the Indians. There were forty or fifty families occupying log cabins built near together, and surrounded by a fence ot logs, called a stockade. A stockade was made by digging a deep, narrow ditch, and then planting in it large, long 'nendly con- to make any kind of official response. tained by his military duties in the West. The U. P. K. R. Company have at last *'A.h!'* remarked the Emperor, "Gen. taken the necessary steps for the erection of i large depot in Council Bluffs. The brewers of Iowa recently met in Bur lington and, on the 19th, adjourned to meet in Davenport next year. Resolutions were adopted protesting against the assumption that the use of malt liquors increased crime and poverty pledging themselves that they would not support any political candidate who favored prohibition that they could not associate socially or in business affairs with temperance men and that they regarded no one worthy of eontidenee who disagreed with them. The old officers were re-elected. There were thirty in attendance. Hancock, too his name is well known in connection with the war." His Majesty then shook hands warmly with Gen. Han cock, and subsequently the members of the deputation were presented to the Em press in the main saloon. Upon returning to the deck Secretary Fish informed the Emperor that the sloop-of-war Alert was in waiting to convcy him and the royal party to the city, but the Kmperor politely declined the invitation, and reiterated, in a pleasant way, his sentiments in regard to a public demonstration, stating that it was his desire to be regarded only in the light of a private individual, and expressing his warmest thanks for the kind feeling which prompted the official reception. The Cabinet Ministers, Vicc-Admiral Rowan, Maj.-Gen. Hancock, and the oth er officers of the party, then went on board the steam-tug in waiting, and were taken off to ^the Alert, which proceeded to the Battery amid ringing salutes. The Emperor chatted pleasantly with those on board, and seemed to create the most fa vorable impression by his apparent gen tleness acd unostentatious manner. He inquired particularly about the poet Long fellow, and spoke in affectionate terms of the memory of Prof. Agassiz, with whom he was personalty acquainted, and who had formerly visited him in Brazil. Shortly before three o'clock the Hevclius steamed slowly up to the city, and, after rounding the Battery, proceeded to her wharf in Brooklyn. At one point was a huge gate of logs, swinging on great wooden hinges, which, when closed, was as strong as any part of the walls. The people living in Bryant stockade were farmers, and around their wooden fort lay their beautiful (arms, covered at the time of this story with corn and other growing crops. A few words about our heroine, and we are ready for the story. Grandmother Tomliuson's life began in Western Pcnn sylvania ten years before the Declaration of Independence, or, as she used to say, "before the first Fourth of July," and closed in Kentucky when she was above ninety years of age. At the recital of this incident slie was a sweet old lady, the soul of piety and truth, and almost wor shiped by all who knew her. In the spring of 1782, when she was nearly sixteen, her parents, with several younger children, removed from Penn sylvania to Bryant. It would be interest ing, if we had space, to copy her account of the journey in a rough flat boat down Ihe Ohio River to Maysville, and thence on horseback some sixty miles across the wild country to their new home. Those were perilous times on the fron tier the Indiaus, incited by British agents, waging a fiercer war against the settlers than anything in the Atlantic States about which so many Centennial words are used in these days. Kentucky was aptly styled "the dark and bloody ground." Now for Grandmother Toinlinsou's story: It was the morning of the 15th of August, just a wees after my birthday. Most of the night mother and I had been helping father mold bullets and prepare for an early march with the garrison to Hoy's stockade, near which Capt. Holder had recently been defeated by the Indi ans. Little did we imagine that nearly a thousand warriors were gathering then in the fields and woods about us, eager for our scalps. At early dawn all the men in the stock ade paraded with their guns and accou terments, and food enough for four days. The women and children were all out to say good bye, and the gate was about to be opened for their departure, when sud denly on the back side of the stockade I there was heard the most unearthly noise of guns and shouting and screaming, so that many of the children began to cry for fear. We all ran to the picketing and saw through the portholes a party of thirty or forty Indians standing among the corn, brandishing their tomahawks, firing guns aud yelling like the hideous savages they were. home of the young men were for rush ing out at once and attacking them open ly. But the older men, who understood Indians better, said, "No oi it waB I only a decoy pally to draw us out where some larger concealed foe would destroy us. Instantly tlie more experienced of the garrison went to the front side of the fort and began to peer sharply through the portholes, expecting to see the. real danger there. I But nothing was in sight yet. Howev er, a keen watch was kept up as the sun rose, anil pretty soon those best qualified to judge decided that a large torce of war riors was concealed in the low bushes be yond the spring. As soon as this was cer tain it was resolved to send somebody to Lexington to warn the people there, and to obtain assistance. There were horses in this stockade, and young Tomlinson, afterward your grandfather, and another man, volunteered to undertake thcservice. Mounting two of the swiftest animals, the gale was thrown open, and they rode out as hard as they could run liown the Lexington road. We expected the In dians by the spring would fire at them but they did not, showing that they thought themselves undiscovered, and were so numerous as not to fear any rein forcements that might come from Lex ington. The Indians among the corn were not in sight of the gate and the road, but they still kept up the most horrible noises. Some of the old Indian fighters now held a council to consider what to do, for, although in every way well armed for the struggle, our garrison was but a hand ful beside our enemy. It was decided to act for awhile as if we iliil not suspect the ambuscade by the spring, and thus see if they would not expose themselves to on- advantage. But one difficulty of an alarming nature was discovered—we had no icater in tfte JL continu)) even twenty-four hours we should suffer fearfully in the parching August weather and it might hold out for sev eral days, in which case we should actual ly perish from thirst, as cruel a foe as the bloodthirsty savages. What shall be done?" went from lip to lip, and even our bravest men seemed alarmed at our peril from this lack ot water. At length a plan was proposed. The old Indian fighters said that the principal force of the Indians was near the spring, concealed, and would not show themselves until their leaders saw a chance to capture the stockade at a rush. The party in the corn was intended to draw our attention away from their main body, and make us careless on our gate front. But as long as we seemed on our guard no general att ick would be made. Therefore a few persons might safely go after water, if the garrison would make a show of watchfulness in their defense. At this suggestion, one of the mothers proposed that the women should go after the water in their usual way, while the men made show of being on the alert. Probably," she said, the women could go to the spring anil return unharmed if they would do so without acting as if tliey suspected an enemy nearer than the corn. The Indians would not forfeit their hope of taking the stockade by surprise, just for the sake of killing a few women." 1 logs, upright and tight together, and fill ing in the soil around them. Such a fence was fifteen or twenty feet high, and an ellicicnt fortification when the enemy had no cannon with which to destroy it. It was built with crooks or angles, called bastions, and w as pierced with many port holes, through which those inside could discharge their rillea at a foe outside. herself a great coward, exclaiming: Let the men bring the water. We are not bullet-proof! The savages will take a woman's scalp as soon as a man's!" But our leaders urged so many and such good reasons for our going to the spring, and so many of the older women were in favor of it, that in a few minutes all agreed to the plan, and it was dccided tiiat every woman in the stockade able to bring a pail of water should go, so as to show no partiality. We were not to go all in a crowd, iiut stringing along two or three together, as iy|Uirally as possible, so as to excite no suspicion among the Indians. Then we got our buckets, some of us' carrying two. Oh, how plainly I remem ber those few minutes. Many of us wore shoes or moccasins, but we all took them off so as to run the faster it we had need. i We stood all together by the picketing, and a paler-faced crowd of women was never seen. But tlwre was no fainting, as in these days is so common among ladies. The men, each with two or three loaded guns near him, gathered along the stock ade, at the port-holes, read)' to fire on the Indians if they attacked us. Two of the strongest were to manage the gate. Finally, when all were ready, my mother suggested that a prayer should be offered before we went out, for, said she: "If God does not shield us we shall never come back." This idea pleased all, both men and women. Mr. Reynolds, whose son was Captain of the garrison, knelt down on the ground, while everybody knelt around him and such a prayer as that old man prayed! Tne people in those days, ministers and all, do not know how to pray as folks prayed in those bloody times. You do uot feel your need of God as you would if a thousand wild Indians were at your very doors, panting to kill you and all your loved ones. You do not nowadays, hour ly, hold your lives in your hands, and feel that you have no hope but in the Lord. A white-haired old man in a quavering voice told God our very hearts, and it did seem as if God was right there to hear him. How wives were going forth from husbands into the jaws of death how young daughters were running the risk of a captivity worse than death ho» moth ers were leaving their babes, whom tbey Cljcontclc. ttnekade. The spring inside the picket- task when you shake like the leaves to ing had been dry for many days, and carry water without spilling. as it was a very hot summer, and we had Authors may write about the coui age been bringing water from the outside of soldiers in battle, but I think if they spring near which so many Indians were had it all so deathly still and dreadful, concealed. without a drum beat or a bugle note, they Not a bucket of water was there inside might not be braver than we women the fort, as we used it all during the night were. But it was all of the good mercy of in preparing for the early march so sud- I God. As the Book says: If it had not denlv interrupted. If the siege should S been the Lord who was on our side when always to pray, with blood-red feeling i Th#n there was a moment of sad and fond farewells, and we began to slip through the gate and start for the spring. How vivid it is yet to me, though it was about seventy years ago! lean see and feel it all, as if it were now before me the sun was some two hours high, and the very air seemed as still as death there were the mocassins we had removed stand ing in a row by the picketing: the little children were crying by the cabin doors the men were going to their guns by the .rllioles. I went out with my mother, and as we were passing through the gate she said, in a low tone: Walk behind me, Hetty, so if fhey shoot they will not hit you till they kill me." But I replied: "No for father's sake and the chil dren,! will keep between yoa and the Indians." And I did going lo the spring! walked before her, and returning I kept behind her. While we were dipping up the water I chanced to see undir the bushes the feet of one Indian and the haud of an other grasping a tomahawk they were not twenty steps from me, and I trembled FO I could hardly stand. men rose up against us, then they had swallowed us up quick when their wrath was kindled against us." The rest ol the story is soon told. The Indians attacked the stockade that after noon, but the men fired accurately and rapidly among them, and we women kept their guns loaded, and the red skins lost many in killed and wounded, while on our side not a person was hurt. In less than forty-eight hours their lead er, a renegade white man by the name of Simon Girtv, became discouraged, and they all stole away through the great for ests. We afterward found out that when we went to the spring we were within short rifle-shot of more than six hundred warriors. Two days after. Ibis same army of In dians fought and defeated the Kentuck ians in the bloody battle of the Blue Licks, in which more than sixiy of the best men on the Borders were killed, among whom were Col. Todd, Col. Trigg, Mai. Harland, Capt. Gordon and the sec ond son of Col. Daniel Boone. So you tee, if we had fallen into their hands, the Indians would have made short work with us.—Irving L. Beman, in Chrittian L'ui'in. A Sermon of Buddah. [From the Palt Vercion of the Sntra Pitaka.] AND what are the six means of dissi pating wealth? Strong drink, young man, and theater going, and evil compan ions, and dicing, and wandering aboutthe streets at night, and idleness—these six bring a mail to poverty. This bold project met at first much op position. Some of the men would not listen to the proposal that their wives and daughters should run such risk a few children, catching the idea, set up a frichtcned wailing and certain of the women, as was natural, had no relish for the dangerous undertaking. I remember one in particular, a boastful creature, who had always seemed to consider herself as brave as the bravest men, bul now showed about the streets at night. His life is in There are six evils, young man, in be ing addicted to strong drink—poverty, strife, disease, loss of character, shameless exposure of the person and impaired fac ulties. Six evils attend on him who wanders danger, his wife and children are un cared for, his property is unguarded, he falls under the suspicion of frequenting places of evil resort, false rumors circu late concerning him, and sorrow and re morse follow in his train. Six evils wait upon him who thirsts after worldly amusements. He is ever crying: Where is there dancing? where is there singing? where is there music? where recitation? where conjuring? where public shows? Six evils wait upon the gambler. If he win, he begets hatred if lie lose, his heart is sorrowful. His substance is wasted, his word lias no weight in a court of justice, his friends and his kinsmen despise him, and he is looked upon as ineligible for marriage—for men say a gambler is unfit to support a wife. Six evils attend on him who associates with bad companions. Ever}- gambler, every libertine, every cheat, every rogue, every outlaw, is his friend and com panion. Six evils attend upon the sluggard. He says it is too cold, and does not work he says it is too hot, and does not work he says it is too early, and does not work he says it is too late, and does not work he says, 1 am hungry," and does uot work lie says, I am full," and docs not work and while he thus lives, ever neglecting his duties, he both fails to ac quire new property, and that which he possesses dwindles away. Some friends are only boon companions some are hollow friends the true friend is the friend in need. Sleeping after the sun has risen—re venge, malevolence, evil communications and avarice, these things bring a man to ruin. He who has sinful friends and sinful companions, who is devoted to sinful practices, the same is ruined in this world and the next. Gambling, debauchery, dancing, and singing, sleeping by day and wandering about at night, bad companions, and av arice -these six things bring a man to ruin. Woe to the dicers, to them that drink strong drink whoso follows wickedness and honors not the wise, he shall fade like the waning moon. He that drinks strong drink is needy and destitute, ever thirsting with un quenchable thirst he plunges into debt loved more dearly than life—thus he I as one plunges into water, and will quick prayed and as his words were literally ly bring his family to nothing. tru«, we all felt them in such a prayerful Poverty overtakes him who says, 'TIB earnestness as people do not feel in the too cold, 'tis too hot, 'tis too late, and splendid modern churches, where prayers neglects his daily work but lie who per arc almost a mere form. And he besought forms his manly duties recks not a straw God, weeping, that every soul in Bryant's for heat or cold, his happiness shall not stockade might, that day and that minute, decay.—Cbtempomry Itecieie. be born again and thus fitted to die or live. I was not until then a Christian but while I was kneeling there on the hard-trodden earth I felt I must give my self to God, and I did and from that awful hour I date my hope of heaven. And I was not the only one ever}' poor sinner in the fort did the same. It was a giaat revival within fifteen minutes, and nearly two score persons were then and there converted, and they held on faithful unto death. That is the way men, oujrht Animated Shot-Gnus. ANIMATED, not because ihey kick, like so many of the guns our readers are fa miliar with, but because tliey swim be cause they ghoot themselves off, not acci dentally, like ordinary guns, but pur posely because they shoot to kill, and to eat what they shoot more remarkable still, because they load themselves with water, which they live in and shoot tUc nir whicU live in. and meaning in tlieir hearts and words for so God would always hear and an swer. When we arose from our knees men and all were in tears, and we knew God would take care of us, die or live. The toxotcs are natives of the waters of Java, but have been widely distributed throughout the East as an ornamental flsh. It is said that Iheir aim is so accu ihal they can bring down an insect from the height of three or four feet aliove the water This flsh has a near relative, e/iatodon rcetratut by name, which inhabits the Chinese seas and rivers—a beautifully col ored fish, which may be called an ani mated rifle, from the fact that it shoots, not a shower of drops, like the toxotes, but a single drop, bringingdown its game with wonderful certainty and precision In this fish the jaws are prolonged Into a sort of beak, which serves as a rifle bar rel. In other icspects it resembles the scaly shot-gun above described.—St. Nich olatsfor May. But God heard the prayer, and within a few minutes every one was safe back in —Mistresses show more consideration for their servants than is generally sun the stockade, and the Indians had not po-ed. Not long ago Mrs. fired a shot. But some of the buckets I heard telling Mary Ann that she had Iiwb were not very lull, for it is not an easy I scouring the wuolo house tor her. NUMBER 18. i/patttf giendtrn. WHAT THEY SAY. WHAT does the brook aay, flashing Its feet Uuder the lilies' blue, brimming bowls. Brightening the shades with its tender song, Cheering all droopiug and sorrowful souls? lt?ays not: "Be merry!" but, deep in the wood. Rings back: "Little maiden, be good, be good!" What docs the wind say, pushing slow sails Over the great, troubled path of the sea Whirling the mill on the breezy height. Shaking the fruit from the orchard tree? It breathes not: "Be happy!** but sings lond and long: 40 bright little maiden, be strong, be stroncl" What says the river, gliding along To its home ou far-off ocean s breast Fretted by rushes, hindered by bars, Kver weary, but sieging of rest! It says not: "Be bright!" but. in whispering* grave: •Dear little mal'en, be patient, be brave 1" What do the stars say, keeping their watch Over ou'-slamhers, the long, lone night Never closing their bonnie bright eyes, Though great storms blind them, and tem pests fright 1 They say nut: Be splendid!" bnt write on the bine. In clear, silver letters: 41 Maiden, be trnel" -Susan Hartley, in St. Nicholas for May. UNCLE SIM'S CLOCK. AT the Naval Observatory in Washing ton, stands the clock that regulates time for the whole country. It is not beautiful, like many lovely French clocks, th-il noiselessly tick upon the parlor mantel. In fact, it is large and tall, with plain face, and body of dark wood, and without ornamentation. It is much like the old fashioned clock that stood in our grand mothers' kitchens. It nowhere touches either the floor or walls of the building, but is securely fastened to a stone pier, which rests upon a solid stone foundation, so that it may not be affected by any mo tion of the building or ground. Rains may descend, floods come, winds blow and beat upon the house, but the dock feels it not, for it is built upon a rock. It is a splendid timekeeper. At the present time it gains at the rate of .4S of a second per day. In order that people all over the coun try may have uniform time, so important for railroads, steamboats aud other public conveyances, at three minutes before twelve each day this clock is connected by means of a galvanic battery, wtth the wires of the Western Inion Telegraph, which extend into the room containing the clock. All other messages, however important, must give way for these three minutes, and in every town and station, from Maine to California, where there is a telegraph operator, as the pendulum of the clock ticks, each second a click is re corded by the telegraph, and at the in stant of twelve two clicks are given. At the same instant a huge black ball, which is drawn up a few moments before, descends upon the dome of the Observa tory and hundreds all over the city stand, with watch in hand, to see it drop, to keep, as we say, ball time." Thu», when this ball drops, a click in every large town in the land tellj the hour of twelve. This clock is also connected with the wires ot the fire alarm iu this city, and the lime is sent to the central office, and then sounded by Ihe three church bells that give the fire alarm. So, while the clerks of Washington are watching the ball, the restless school-boy of Minnesota is waiting to hear the big clock upon the town-house sound its mer ry peal, the signal of dismissal, and the tired factory girl at Lowell listens eagerly for the same sound. But you must remember that only places on the same meridian with Wash ington have, after all, exactly the same time. The sun, in passing round the earth, which is divided in :(i0 degrees of longitude, every twenty-four hours must pass through one degree, which is about sixty-nine miles every four minules. So, if the sun rises in Boston at seven o'clock, it will not rise in New York 200 miles west, till twelve minutes past seven, or seven o'clock will not come to them for twelve minules after it has reached Boston. Neither will it be twelve o'clock till twelve minutes later than in Boston. Take the Pacific Railroad, and travel west, with your watch correct in Boston when you reach Omaha you will be an hour and a half ahead of their time and wheu you arrive at San Francisco your watch will be three hoars and a half fast, because old Sol is still on the way. When, you in Boston arc going to church at eleven o'clock, the boys of San Francisco I arc just taking their breakfast at half past seven. So, while I tell yon that all the towns receive the click of twelve at the same time, you must remember that in places situated in longitude east or west from Washington, the number of minutes it takes the sun to pas3 those degrees must be added or subtracted from twelve, to give them correct lime. Another thing in the room where the clock is would interest the boys who are delighted with everything that pertains to a ship. This room may be termed a Gov ernment depot, for here are some two hundred ship chronometers. These are simply large-sized watches, aud are furn ished to every Government sea-going vessel. Here they arc kept several months to be regulated, and their accuracy tested by this clsck. The ollicer in charge ex amines them daily at a certain hour, and carefully rates the time kept by cach. ,Uey can't 6 1 They are about six inches long, and the naturalists call lliein toxoid jmrulator. They look very much like perch, only more beautiful. Their general colsr is greenish above, and greenish slvery-gray below. Across the back are four dark, brown stripes, shaded with green. Those who have seen them flashing through the water, speak with enthusiasm of their lovely and ever-changing hues. No won der tliey are a favorite with the pet-loving Chinese, who keep them iu jars, as we do gold fish, and amuse themselves by tempt ing the fish to display their skill by dang ling a fly over the water. When a Government vessel is ordered to sea, this ofticcr takes thcinwith all pos sible care to the vessel, protecting them as far as possible from all sudden jars or violent jolting. When on his cruise, the Captain also rates daily the time kept by the chro nometer. This he does by lunar observa tion. He marks the time between the moon and some star by his quadrant, which he verities by his nautical almanac. One was seen at the Observatory that had been absent three years with an Eastern squadron, and had varied during .the whole time but a few seconds.—Mr». E. A. VTUmll, it Widc-Amake. Busy, but Not UmM. His mamma kissed his cheek, and stroked his head, as she inquired what it was that had made her little son so weary. It had been a fine day the sun had risen in the morning, and no cloud had crossed its pathway through the heavens all day and now it was near the west, where it sets, and if it could think as we can, it might have looked back upon the day as having been well spent, and it might have tried to count the many peo pie whom it had made glad by its shin ing. There was the poor womim in the lone cottage in the back lane who bad §ht ([Mo §hronick. Tub ConoNicLB is published at the County 96t Of Tama, onu of the largest, richest, mo*t central Mid populous countie* in Iowa. It is the oldest paper in the County and one of the oldest in thft State— having been established in Its circBf latiou heimjlar^ and constantly increasing. mftfea* it a very desirable advertising medium f«r bueinflM men and manufacturers wishing to briit£ their goods and wares to the notice of the people of Central Iowa. Advertising rates made knewnon application. JOB PRINTING Of every description executed with neatness and dtepatch. Special attention paid to PRINTING IN COLORS. Your favors earnestly solicited. been dressing dolls for sale the sun looked in at her window, and it made her glad. There was the little girl who was recovering from an illness because the sun shone she was allowed to ride out in her little carriage, and it made her glad. There were the children of the school who had had their treat that day. They had had tea and buns in the field and afterwards had had all sorts of fun in the fresh cut hay. Because the sun had shown the gnss was not damp, so there was no fear of their taking cold. But still, little children, the sun is kind to us, even though it should go behind a cloud, and the rain shoull fall for if there was no rain, the grass or the corn would not grow, and there would be no hay for the horses, and no corn tor us to eat. But about little Ernest. He, too, had been very glad berausc the sun shone. He had been playing in the garden the greatest part of the day. He whipped his top, or trundled his lioop, or threw his ball. But what should make him so tired before it was bed-time In all that he had done he had only pleased himself. He had not even held a skein of silk for h's mamma, or played at peep-bo with his little baby sister, or brushed a fly off her face as she lay asleep in the cradle. He could not, like the sun, have looked back upon the day, and thought how many people he had made glad by doing something lor them. We must not sup. pose such a little boy could not make him self useful, lie might have fetched his mamma's thimble, or her work, if she had left it in another room. And when his papa came home, he might have brought him his slippers and the news paper. And if you, my little friends, were to try during the day how much you could do to make people happy, though you might be as ready for bed when bed time came as little Ernest was, you would not wish the time to fly away faster than it does.—Eur'.y /«.!,.«. The First Public iteadin^ of the Decla ration. THE declaration was written by Jeflcr son, as he himself stated in a letter to Dr. Mease, in his lodging-house at the south west corner of Market and Seventh streets. The house is still standing, and is occupied by a tailor, who shows his patriotism bv calling his shop the "Tem ple ot Libeity Clothing Store." The in strumeut was signed, as our readers kr.ow, in the east room of the State House, on tlie lower floor. It appeared in the next day's paper side by side with an advertisement of a negro child for sale who had had measles and small pox, but was not officially given to the people un til noonday on the Wh of July, when it was read to a large concourse of people in the State House yard by John Nixon, deputed to the task by the Shcritt of Philadelphia, who had received it from the committee. The stage on which the reader stood was a rough wooden piat firm on the line of the eastern walk, about half-way between Fifth ami Sixth streets. Deborah Logan, who lived in ihe neighborhood, states that she heard from the garden every word of the in strument read, and thought the voice was Charles Thompson's. In spite of all evi dence in favor of Nixon, we choose to believe her. The man of truth should have first made known those words to Human ity. Cheers reni the welkin, a,feu-de-j"ie was fired, the chimes of Christ Church rang through all the bright summer day, and the old bell gave at last to the world the message it had received a quarter ol ,-i century before, and proclaimed liberty to all the world. The daily papers—little thin sheets a few inches square—gave us for weeks aft erward nccoun's of the rejoicing and wild enthusiasm of the other provinces as the Dclaration reached tlicin. In New York one singular eflect produced was that a general jail delivery of all prisoners took place, in pursuance of tlie Declaration ol Independence by tlie honorable Con gress.—Hebeccallarding I)ati*,in llarpcr'* Mttrjtuine. Eloped With n Richer Girl. Ilrm.NO the v, inter a Brooklyn miss of fourteen years, name 1 Frazier, has been visiting Oil City relatives, who board with a family named Whitfield, South Side. Miss Frazier is an orphan, de scribed as comely and intelligent, though still wearing dresses of a length becoming to one ol her years. When she will have attained her majority, she will inherit money aud property to the extent ot $50, 000. In the family with whom she and her friends board is a son, aged twenty four, who, after learning of her circum stances, and having the inside track as it were, won the affections of the child heiress, planned an elopement and mar riage, which was clandestinely consum mated lost week. It is needless to say that the friends of Miss Frazier are much grieved at the denouement, and attach blame to themselves for not exercising a closer surveillance over their young vis itor, whose head was turned by the words and pleasing address of her witty suitor, who was engaged to a Miss Rivers, the day of the nuptials having been fixed, and the irotmcau of the expectant bride made, Miss Rivers, learning that Whitfield had played her false, turned pale, placed her hand on her left side, closcd her eyes, and fell in a swoon. Very romantic. But she has recovered—will not pine away and die on the contrary slie has an nounced her intention to bring a suit for damages, and will uo doubt exert herself to make a furnace on earth for hitfleld. That he is unprincipled is illustrated in his treatment of Miss Rivers, and that he is a shrewd calculator may be inferred from the hand that lie played with Mrs. Whitfield nee Miss Frazier.—Titutvillo (Pa.) Herald. THE MARKETS. NEW YORK. 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