Newspaper of The Toledo chronicle, May 18, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of The Toledo chronicle dated May 18, 1876 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

frlrt jhromcU. Tlil'RSIAY BI un-a" EV iEE=*Mii |.j .^.nrt ProyritloT ,rsMS OF SOTSCBIPTION: is oo xlW** rU|1i.«lX»0I,lhl. c: High 8treet, over Ctotbinff Store. BradtaflfckV jl!E .NfcWS. V lijpstclies of the morning of intelligence had just reached breaking' out of a new iusur V- inst Turkish role in Bulgaria. ^nts had secured possession of the Houmeilian Railway, ad- :to. AOTT & STRONG, of Bristol, on the 10th, with between 11500,000 liabilities. ipiwi powers have demanded |ic execution of the murdercis li anil German Consuls at Sa ,ble indemnification to their •oleum salute to the French flaw, and a guaranty against -iHCreS i onsin State Greenback Con st Madison on the 10th. Del- Indiinapolis National Con selected and Presidential en. Resolutions were adopt u exclusive Government cur ..convertible into Government a time and low interest, at the holder the repeal of the inption act the withdrawal B.(uk circulation a tariff for .: free and non-sectarian pub and genuine civil-service re- State Greenback Convention Des Moines on the 10th and cgatcs to the Indianapolis Resolutions were adopted They conclude as follows we are willing to waive per prelerences, delegates must ctsent to commit Republi cs frineiples to any standard-bearer Mi'.fiil position, or who does not in wn character afford assurance of the icw of tronomv, honesty and purity meters of administration." The Iddeiatea are said to stand on the Presi Idts'.ial question as follows: For Bristow, I: Elaine, 11 Slorton, 1 Hayes, 2 non 1. Wa. 11. BAKXIM was nominated as |CW Senator, hv the Connecticut |Dffiicra!3 in tlie Legislature, on the even lri'!i, by a vote of 100 to 74 for |£pu. ArroriW-so to the l.ondon Daily Tele •1!' ihe 11th the English Ambassador '.OKaEiini ple had informed the Gov 3l:j: that '.he situation in Turkey had At'iik' t'iiremely critical. A violent out rat, n[ which Christians would become pan. ms likely to occur at any time. 1-M advices State that from the 10th MlieKrf of April there were 336 deaths fromthe plague in that city. At Ilillah Wc 159 deaths during It* same E accounts of the opening of the ICaieDnia] Exposition at Philadelphia flfpreseni it as, in all respects, a magnificent IpBOBstration, and that the Exhibition is |Su'to any World's Fair ever held. s receipts and registers of the gates |k*:J an attendance of over 290,000 on |tegrr..tnda during the opening day. The s:n continued on the 11th,"and a |t-..auons throng of visitors attended the Tm Presbytery of New York has re "Medall its ministers to preach historl discoarsea on or before July 4. A *E!TIS(| was held in Plymouth at, Brooklyn, on the evening of the ••'consider the report recommending fMpiilsion of Jlr. Bowen, for prevari- (tf' ^r- I'eeclier made the as- 4,1 *U l"8 troubles with Mr. »*t»?revroutof business matters, where i" p)ii 1 latter said no man unless he lunatic coulJ imagine that he lr fT,ulli trumP "P charges agaiust The latter exclaimed "I |a chargt-ij Wi I'dW ii• ra°nstrous j. n e ®°tion for the expulsion WCn Was '^en ta','e(i until the feting on the evening of the 18th. iiwl "?,ni0gofthel0tl1. George W. Ito'r1!. of Philadelphia Utl p!ff"' f:avea maSniUcellt r«^P- lieFm enl Grant aud his party. ,,.,.['ercr and impress of Brazil were 11 e guests of the occasion. Ev DR I? U o. 0TOKR8 lias resigned "10 American Congre I tional 4e Aa' mon, on account of tlie action se. C"unci! in thc Ueccher tie'," Barnes has been J1®' to serve in his stead. 't twi°UW'n ^ea('ow massacre cases Bnver ,C. ?n'inuotl bJ" Judge lioreman, I ?'-t tii t0 l'le ^t Monday in o the,6 ')riS0ner f-ee being held to i2,?!i0tOCon,'antlnoP'e dispatolies l.tcity 'i,?e"cra! panic prevailed in Jl'inj JC allommcdans wcat u rtah',ned a"Gr«*« city ami v Crs were tr00ps and Present Series: VOLUME Xi* THE ten days for which Winslow the i III", "d plication for his discharge was denied on "J!'1 that day, and he was again committed for I THE British fleet in the Mediterranean has been ordered to rendezvous immedi ately at Smyrna in view of possible Oriental complications. A LONDON telegram of the 13th says the Government had resolved to favorably entertain the request for amnesty to Fe nian prisoners. 100 insurgents had been killed. THE manager of the Theater des Arts, recently burned at Rouen, France, has been arrested for embezzlement and arson. A WASHINGTON telegram of the 18th says District-Attorney Dyer, of St. Louis, had reported uiilavorabiy on the applica tion of Maguire and McKee, convicted of complicity with whisky frauds, for par don. LATE advices from Rio Grande City, Texas, report a heavy battle at Camargo, Mexico. Three hundred were reported killed and 1,000 wounded. UNITED STATES MARSH*!, CAJTPBEIX, of Chicago, on the 13th, paid to Miss Ada C. Sweet, United States Pen: enbacks the withdrawal of Agent, $2,100, being the amount Miss ik circulation making the Sweet paid to him, on account of David Tency interconvertible into Blakely, her predecessor. Mr. Campbell It was concluded that I states that he supposed the money .Miss on of a State ticket was un present, ami the matter was .nittee with instruction to call convention in August, if it ulvisable. ran State Republican Con .1 Grand Rapids on the 10th. the National Republican n n ere selected and a State Cen chosen. The resolutions ::.:inly in a request that the natl :n harmony with Republican u-i, and so far as possible as a Sweet paid was legitimately paid, and that he did not know it was paid to obtain the position. A PHILADELPHIA telegram of the 13th says a mass meeting had b«en held on that evening, at which resolutions were adopt ed censuring the Centennial Commission ers for closing the buildings on Sundays. The Commissioners have rescinded the rule requiring a fifty-cent note or a fifty, cent siiver piece to secure admission. THE Southern Episcopal Convention has rejected the application of two colored churches for membership. Thc clerical delegates voted favorably on the applica tion but tl'! lay delegation rejected it. THE French squadron ordered to Sa lonica consists of 31 guns and musters 1,570 men the German squadron 90 guns and 3.000 men. ACCORDING to an Athens (Greece) dis­ patch of the 15th thc Turks and Greeks were each concentrating an army of ob servation ou the frontier. Great agitation prevailed in Crete. WASHINGTON dispatches of the 15tli say the Attorney General had denied the application for pardon, commutation or delay in thc cases of Magu're and McKee, of St. Louis, under sentence for whisky conspiracy. TrtE Blaine investigation was com menced before the House Judiciary Com mittee in Washington on tne 15th. The testimony of John S. C. Harrison was given connecting Mr. Blaine with the $64,000 in Arkansas bolidg. Col. Thomas A. Scott gave the details of the transac tions relating to the bonds in question, anil stated that he had no knowledge nor belief whatever that Mr. Blaine had any thing to do with them. THE Reform Republican Conference met in New York, on the 15th. Dr. Wonlsoy was chosen President. About 300 delegates were present. A committee was appointed, witii Carl Schurzas Chair man, to devise a plan to remedy existing evils and preserve the National honor," and instructed to report on the following day. Addresses were made by Messrs. C. F. Adams, Call Scliurz, President Wool sey, Prof. Seelye, Dr. Osgood, Franklin MacVeigh and others. IN consequence of the explosion of a coal-oil lamp, while starting a fire at Dayton, Ohio, on the morningof the 14th, Mrs. Mathias Glazer and her child were terribly burned, the child fatally. NEW counterfeit tens on the State Bank of Terre Ilaute, Intt..and fives on the First National Bank of Louisville, Ky., are said to be in circulation. ALMOST the whole business portion of the town of Darlington, S. C., was burned on the morning of thc 14th. Loss over $100,000—partially insured. crime [,t,r''l( editor of the Independent ^ou are ,J\,W kim out" was then fiwm TiWard)Was exPelled A Sioux C'ITY (Iowa) special telegram of thc oth, to the Chicago Inter-Ocean, says letters had been received from par ties who went from Sioux City to the Black Hills two months ago, indicating that thc situation there at the present time is anything but encouraging. As warm weather approaches, the Indians become more troublesome, and those who could not do prospecting on ac count of the frost before, and have been waiting for the season to advance to give the country a thorough test, are prevented from going a rod from their camps on ac count of hostile Indians who hover around at all hours, and kill all who venture out. Letters also report a great scarcity of provisions, and say as yet no quantity of gold has been obtained. The existence of gold there in paying quantities is doubted. Suilty of it." fron COSGRESStOJiAL PROCEEDINGS. ON thelSMh, in thc Senate, a communication was received from the Commissioners of thc Die triet of Columbia, stating that no dfeftimlnsMon exists in the management of the w!}He -ind col ored schools of the District, aad that uo National legislation is required to necttre equality In the schools. Adjourned to the 15th.... were very and lia, death thc'm PrePare for La- leaving Wwiva'T"" ^'si'l0D,6 WL're latch of 'r A Salonica 'f thf mJllf5!ime flatc S1»ys thc bx3" "1 the instils remained tin-" ,heMai~ 'Jnadv so great that it was the 'sable to attempt a funeral °f addittoaal Kic. rior. died AM), the French Minister of the on the 12th of heart (lis, 40(1 Eml'ress °f Brazil Emperor iladelphia on the 13th r,^ v^,.. on the 12th for New fecictv'iT16^'°f tlle America" ie nth ti 48 ln New York city the I rcceiPts from all sources •mMay ,he l,a'ance on ui'c.f **,? ere re'»ains still *y, rn 980 00 ''and. During thc rti^rihutf.d TPrepr!n,ed' and •ii!)lp n( society circulated •l.c vpu. we"!y f"rcign countries dur- primod in 1 ON the /.n the Senate wa. not in Session In the House, a paper was sent, to tho Clerk's desk, by Mr. White, of Kentucky, containing a fu'l history of tDe cliarires agair.Kt Doorkeeper i'itz hugh, showing him to liavo been inflicted and tried in Kentucky lor nrs n »ni.#conspirary. lar ceny and perjury. Mr. White also had toad a let ter from Mr Fltzhtfgh to a Mend in Texas, giv ing a ludicrous account of his experience as Doorkeeper. A resolution declaring that it is Ihe sense of the llouse that S. IL Fitzhugb i« not a proper person to hold thc position of Doorkeeper, and that he be forthwith dismissed from that of fice ic view of the foolish letter above mentioned, was, after a long discussion, referred t'Alhe Com mittee on Knles. Tne Postofllce Appropriation b. 11 was further considered in Committee of the Whole. Owthe 15th bills were passed In the Senate House bill appropriating $9,000 lo defray the ex penses of the select committee appointed to in vestigate Feleral ofllccs Honf-ebill to amend the act lo encourage the growth" of timber on the Western prairitpj with amendments, .llouse hill to extend the time to pre emptors in public laudt*. 'I he question of jurisdiction in thc Bel knap Itrpsncbraent cafe «r»« considered tn s./cr.t session ...Several resolutions were adopted in the Hois calling for reports and correspond, ence as to the whisky ring proseca- n*ar,y held e "('xt anniversary i^eSa0atbg 16111 ofMay-^'-^ ltJ*"0LLE1'' Oity Collector of Jatof 1 defaul,er to the itiY. aad to have left the Haiblinj aud prjr»te tpeoula- e tions with the city's money are said to I Among the bill, introduced »««-*. ..t.hi- i. have been the cause of his downfall. new boundary line betw«„ thTsT.tes'" Mi Kana*" Boston forger, was committed to await tfesrameaTA^nUM^Lk^if V""™"11 requ.sition expired on the 13th. An ap- I "de for the repeal of\n of tho Mi.-ouri RWER nirvncy. was defeated—Teas. 135, n»yt, 78—less au two-thirda In the affirmative. The hill to illow Mrs. Minnie Sherman Fitch to r.e.lve, fr«e ir-tlBties, her eading present from the Khedive was passed. IOWA STATE NEWS. i. Tbb SCLAVONIC advices of the lath say that a battle had been fought on the day be fore near Besses, :n which 700 Turks and ''°dy of the daughter ot Prof. Par -.tfth, State University, who, with her irother, was drowned at Iowa City, on the April, was recovered on the 8th. It was found lodged in a pile of brush some two miles below the point where the cataa tropfae occurred. THE trial of C. L. Whistler, of Davenport, lor forgery, was concluded on the evening of the 9th, liy a verdict of not guilt v. IHANK DEUSII, A few days ago, while attempting to cross the river a few miles be low Uoux City with a skiff loaded wire flour, eue.mnUred a squall which struck and cap eizfd hb boat, and lie was drowned before assistance could be rendered. AT Davenport, on the Sth, three youn» men, named Samuel Granville, Orin Shields and Albert Foster, were out on the river in a skiff, when the boat was capsized and all thrown into the water. The two latter Struggled to shore, but Cranville, after call lng piteously for help was drowned. LAST winter the State Legislature enacted a law for the punishment of tramps. Since it went into operation the authorities of Iowa City have enforced it, and applied its penalties to its fullest extent. The Mayor has recently lined six of the gentry $50 and sent them to the County Jail for seventy, two days. THE State Greenback Convention was held at Des Moines, on the 10th, Samuel Sinnett presiding. Thirty-five delegates were pres entfrom different parts of the State. A Cen tral Committee was chosen and Relegates elected to the National Greenback Conven tion at Indianapolis. The question of a Convention for nominating a State ticket was left with a committee with instructions to call it not later than Aug. 15, should it be deemed advisable to call one. The follow ing is the substance of the resolutions adopted: 1. That it .is the duty of the Government to establish a monetary system based upon the faith and resources of thc Nation, in iiJirinonv with the genius of the Government unci adapted to the demands of legitimate buMness. That wc demand thc immediate repeal of the Specie Resumption act of Jnn. 4, lsT5, unci that circulating notes of all Na» tloiiitl am! State Banks, as well as local cur rency, be withdrawn from circulation, and their places supplied by a uniform National paper currency issued directly by tin- THB Episcopal Diocesan Convention ol Iowa is to meet at Des Moines, May 30. To ENCOURAGE tree-planting in the f»cvcnd counties of Iowa, the Chicago & Northwest ern Railway offers a pass to Chicago and back for the farmer and his wife in each county who, during the year, shall plant and keep living the greatest number of trees. TIIE following were the postoflice changes in Iowa during thc week ending May 6, 187IS: Office established—Charter Oak, HENYY FEKHELLER, of the firm of C. Ab bott & Co., hardware dealers, in Bloomfiefd. committed suicide at the Wilson House, the other day, by taking poison. It is supposed that grief and depression of spirits at the death of his allianecd was the cause. Cor rosive sublimate was the fatal agent. A IISCIFLJ5 of Walton caught a cattish weighing 115 pounds in the Missouri River, recently. In the House. 411. Cox wan elected Speaker pro (em. during Ihe continued absence of Mr. Kerr, whose leave of absence \va* extended for ten days. The Post office Appropriation bill was considered in C'om miltee of the Whole, and several amendments were disposed of. i partial report was made trom the Committee ou Printing ou the subject of the Government Printing Office, stating that theConnressiStiilTrinterhas made overcharges for work done hy.Jiim, paid excessive prices, through mi-ldleineh, for supplies, etc., etc., and recommending a rotioliiti^n for his indictmcnt and prosecut on, and for the abolition of the Government Prinliny Office. THE laftest reports from St. Louis giro tlie following as the current priccs for lead ing staples: Flour—XXX.Fall. I5.00@5.50 W'licat—No. 2 Red Winter, $1.4G@1.4I No. 3 Red Winter, $1.20(^1.30 Coin—No. 5 Mixed, 4r(?45Xc Oats—No. 2, 33«»33%c —No. 2, b7("*8c Barley—No. 85(3 00ci Pork—$«1.25 "21.50 Lard-$12.37H(S 12-50 ogt—$6.00@7.10 Cattle— $4.00(3 5.25. THE CENTENNIAL. Opening C'eremoule* at Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA was crowded with visitors on the 10th, and the. number of people in at tendance upon thc opening ceremonies of the Centennial Exposition is estimated to have been in the neighborhood of 150,000. The streets of the city were all ablaze with flags, and thc patriotic decorations were nu merous. Public buildings, stores, churches, colleges, railroad depots, parks and private residences were literally covered with flags, banners, statuary and devices. Flags of all nations were floating in the breeze, but con spicuous above them all waved the Star Spangled Banner. At the Exposition grounds a spacious plat form had been erected at the side of Memo rial Hall, north of the center of the Main -Building, and seats were arranged on the platform for official and other invited guests. At eleven o'clock President Grant and his party, accompanied by numerous Govern ment officials and olh^r prominent individu als, proceeded to The platform, the President having been escorted to the grounds by Gov. Hurtranft, with a division of the military. At the right of the center of tbe platform «s and dts^s..l" ryohn"B* wer. «»ted the president of th. United a# special coofisdl for tl)6 f&ovarjiineot* ote. States and tbe members of tho Cabinet, and further to the right were the seats cf /mted States Senators, members o House of Representatives, the Govern ors of the various States, with their staffs, the Governor of Pennsylvania and State officers, lie state Supreme Court and the Legislature, and representatives of thc army and navy, the Smithsonian Insti tute, I nited States Judges, officers of the e office and the bureau* and mem bers of the Wooian*a Centennial Committee. On the left of the center were the seats of the United States Supreme Court, and further to the left the seats of members of the Diplo matic Corps and members of the Centennial Commission, the Board of Finance, the Woman's Executive Committee, Foreign Commissioners, the Mayor, Council and other ofliciais of Philadelphia, Mavors of other cities, State Centennial Boards, the Board of Award, and along the front of the platform were seated the members cf the pre?-s. fr°m 145l ,„S: °p™- dcr'!,i,s- The bin toanthortM their--- f0,iB,lo Ihe extent ot ten days longer. *nee or.'t'eal-ti'nderi.to be reissued on! im.m.noo The orchestra of 150 pieces and a chorus of 1,000 voices, under the direction of Theo dore Thomas and Dudley Buck, were sta tioned directly iu front of the platform, at the side of the Main Building. The platform was at once crowded, and all the surrounding space and all the availa ble points of elevation in the neighborhood had been already occupied by crowds of visi tors. The orchestra, while the scats were being secured, pluyec National airs, and after the party on the platform had arranged them selves, played Wagner's Centennial March, which was received with npplaiiFO. After thi opening prslyer, by Bishop Simp son, of the .Methodist Episcopal Church, and the singing of Whittter's Centcunial Hymn, thc presentation of the buildings took place, the Board of Finance, with appropriate speeches and ceremonials, turning over the buildings to the Commission. The Ceutenuial Ilvmn, written for the oc casion by John G. Whittier, is as follows: Our fathers' God! from out whose hand Tbe centuries fall like grains of sand, We meet to-day. united, Tree, And loyal to our laud aud Thee, To thank Thee i'or the era done, And trust Thee for the opening one. Here, where of old. by Thv design, The fathers spake that word of Thine Whose echo is the glad reirutn Of rended bolt and tailing chain, To grace our festal time, liom all The zones of earth our guests we call. Be with us while the New World greetjK Thc Old World thronging all its streets, Unveiling ail the triumphs won By art or toil beneath the sua And unto common good ordain This rivalship of hand and brain. Thoo who hast h«re in concord furled The war tiaijs oi a gathered world, Beneath our western skies lulflll Tho Orient's mission of good will, And freighted with Love's golden fleece, Send back its Argonauts of peace. For art and labor met in truce. For beauty made the bridu of use, We thank Th^e: bnt, withal, we crave Govern­ ment, thc same to be mudeletfal tender for all public and private due*, duties on imports not excepted, and interchangeable at the option of the holder for bonds bearing a rate of interest not to exceed 3.65 per cent. 3. We demand that the present bonded debt «.f the country be refunded as speedily as possible into register^:! interchangeable bonds that bear interest at a low rate, not exceeding 3.G0 per (^ent. 4. We are in favor of the repeal of the act of March 18, 1869, making greenbacks pay able in coin, and making 5-20 bonds perpi t 'ial or payable ln coin, and thus unjustly lUcrimiuuthig in Xavor of the monuy inter ests. Craw­ ford County, O. M. Caldwell, postmaster. Postmasters appointed—Calmu*, Clin'on County, S. B. "Walker Garden, Boone Coun ty, Jaiucs Irving Iowa Center, Story Coun tv, A. K. Banks Tacilic City, Mill* County, Florian Nutt Pacific Jmiction, Mills County, E. IT, Lincoln Picasant Prairie, Muscatine County, Samuel W. Crisman Stanwood, Cedar County, Charles H. Hunt Washing ton l'ra'uic, Winneshiek County. Ole II. Eggcbrauten. ON the afternoon of the lltli, U little elev en-year-old daughter of Paul Leach, who lives on a farm Ave miles north of Sious City, was nearly torn to pieces by a New foundland dog with which she had been ac customed to play from infancy. The dog had previously manifested great affection for the child, aud no cause is known for the pavage attack. The farm-hands, who were at work near by, hearing the screams of the child, hurried to her rescue, and finally suc ceeded in killing the infuriated beast. Thc llesh on the limbs aud body of the little girl was completely torn off in many places, iiei recovery is doubtful. IIAURISON COUNTY is to have a new $12, 000 court-house. Coi.. W. W. SMITH, a former resident ol Dubuque, dropped dead at Rome, N. Y., on the Gth. EARLY in April a man named T. J. Patter pon. a cattle man, shipped a lot of cattle foi Chicago over thc Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, reaching Iowa City in the night. When the freight train stopped it left the caboose standing on a bridge some forty feet over a roadway. Patterson stepped off the caboose to look after his cat tle, and it being dark walked off the bridge, breaking his skull, legs, etc. Patterson hag commenced suit against the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company for $15,000 damages for his injuries. The ques tion will be somewhat new in the State as to whether railroad companies are liable foi injuries to drovers on freight trains occa sioned by stopping their cars on or near a bridge without warning, or its being guard ed by railing. Place gill sold! Oh! make Thou ns, through centuries long, In peace secure, in justice strong Around our gift of freedom draw The safeguards of Thy richtcous law And, cast in some diviner mold. Let the new cicle shame the old! Next followed the singing of Sidney Lan ier's cautata by a full chorus, accompanied by the orchestra. Tho applause of the vast crowd was euthu«iaptic, and portions of the music were emoml. Thc presentation of thc Exhibition to the President of thc United States by President Ilawlcy, of the United Stales Commission, tlren followed, Gen. Hawley concluding his remarks as follows: On July 4, 1873, this ground was dedicated to Its present Df iihin encJ have bee ths ail the buildings em­ braced in the plan* of ihe Commission itself are linibhed. The demands of the applicants exceed the space, and strenuous and continuous ellorts have been made to get every exhibit ready iu tune. By genera! consent, the Exhibition "was appropriately held in the City of Brotlmly Love. Yonder, almost within, your view, stands tin ed ediik occu td the eut which this work is desig and ihe hall in which the tirst Centennial Con gress assembled. Within the present limits of this grejvt p.irk were the homes of the eminent patriots of that era: where Washington and his associates received generous hospitality and able counsel. It has been thc lervent hope of the Commission that duriug this festival year the people from all States and sections, of all creeds and churches, all par ties and classes, burying all resentments, would Come up together to this birthplace of Liberty, to sttdy the evidence of our resources, to meas ure the progress of a hundred years, and to exam ine to our prolit ihe wonderful products of other lands, but especially to j"iu hands in perfect fra ternity aud promise to the (rod of our faihers that the new century shail surpass the old in thc true glories of ci1. iliza ion and, furthermore, that from the association here of welcome visi tors from all nations th'-re may result not alone great benefits to invention, manufactures, agri culture. trade nnd commerce, but also stronger International friendships and m»re lasting peace. Thus reporting to you. Mr. President, under the laws of the (J^vernmeut and the usage or similar ocormions. in the name of the United States Cenlennial Commission, I present to our view the International-Exhibition of W6. When President Grant rose to respond, he was treated with enthusiastic and long-cou tinued applause. lie then read his response, as follows: It has been thought appropriate upon tbi* Cen tennial occaeion to bring together in Philadel phia, for popular inspection, specimens of our at tainments in the industrial and tine arts, and in literature, sciencc und philosophy, as well as in the great business of auricultuie and of commerce, that we may more thoroughly appreciate the excellencies and de ficiencies of our achievements, and also give an emphatic expression to our earnest desire to cultivate the friendship of our fellow-mem bers of this great family of nations. The en lightened agricultural, commercial and manu facturing people of the world have been iuvited to send hither corresponding specimens of their skill, to exhibit on ciual tonus, iu friendly com petition wi our own. To this invitation they nave generously responded, and for so doing we render them our hearty thanks. The beauty aud ntill'v of the competitions will this day be sub mitted to our inspection by the managers of this Exhibition. We are glad io know that a view of the specimens of the skill of all nations will afford to you unalloyed pleuMue, ae well as yield to you a valuable practical knowledge of the remarkable results of the wonderful pkill existing in enlightened communities. One hundred years ago our country was new nnd but partially settled. Our necessities have compelled u* tn chiclly extend every means and time in felling !orest"», subduing prairies and building dwellings, factories, ships, docks, ware houses. roads, canals, machinery, etc etc. Most of our schools, churches, libraries and asylums have been established within a hundred years. Burthened bv these great primal works of necessity which could not be delayed, we yet have done what this Exhibition will show in the direction of rivaling older and more ad vanced nations in law. medicine and theology, iu science, literature, philosophy and tlie fine arts. While proud of what we nave done, we regret that we have not done more. Our achievements have been k,rt at enough, however, to make it easy for our people io acknowledge superior merit, wherever found and now, fellow-citizens, I hope a careful examination of w-iat, is about to be exhibited to you will not only iuspire you with profound respect for the skiil and tast« of our friends from other nation*, but also satisfy you with thc attainments made by our people during the past 100 years I invoke your izen'Tous co-operation with thc worthy Commissioners to secure a brilliant succcss to this International Exhibition and to make the «t.HV of our foreign visitors, to whom wc extend a hearty welcome, both profitable and pleasant to them. I declare the International Exhibition now open. Tbe closo of the President's brief address was followed by the raising of the flag on the Main, Building, the signal that the Exhibition was open. Salutes were fired, bells commenced ring ing and the chorus began singing Halleluiah! Tbe chimes commenced to ring various airs, and the President and invited guests, amid heers from the crowd, began n procession through the Main Building and Machinery HalL j| l*tca for the Utrds. Small boys with shot-gun3 will soon b# besieging city councils and selectmen for leave to kill birds and gather their eggs for cientific purposes.'' In the interest of farmers and gardeners we want lo suggest that science is not aided to any extent, by these annual gropings in ornithology, while other interests are apparently in jured. Every boy has t^e collecting fever at some time in his life, and like a mis chievous puppy, gathers postage-stamps, minerals, butterflies, birdstind egg shells, and carries them off to his den, all under the gravest impression that he is doing something to advance the world. We fa vor the study of natural history, but not the extermination of tbe living speci mens. Tlie subject is recalled to us thus early by the fact that the new cabinet in France has issued strict instructions for the protection of wild birds this coming season. Well it may, in view of the rav ages of insects in the French vineyards and of the general license with which French sportsmen, when they are out for a day, bang away at any thing. Against Ihe French skill in cooking and the French taste iB converting plumage into millinery the birds stand no «fcow Springfikd (Matt.) Republiaan, DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF TAMA COOTT, TIIE EARLY DEAD. No PROCESS slow of dull decay The fire ot life abated, With garlands fresh and dewy th«y Its banquet left unsated. They vanished in the midst of death Kre o'erthem fell a shadow, And now they draw immortal breath In happy isle or meadow. More blest than we, who mourned their fate, These guests who early hasted They lingered not like us too late. But left the lees untasted. They quaffed the bubbles ou the brim From beakers full and flowing Oar mirth was hushed, our eyes were dim With tears, at their outgoing. Bat soon wc wIped our tears away Again the viol sounding Bade joy retume its festal sway And kept our pulses bounding. Long since thc noise of revel Oar pnlses lost their madness, And in tbe calm of eventide We feel the touch of sadness. From that boon country in t*'S Sooth, To which they sped belore us, Oft comes those long-lost mates of youth In dreams, and hover o'er us. Onr locks arc gray our hearts are worn Care e'en our sleep invadeth They come from bowers of yoath and morn, Where leaf nor blossom fadetb* They comc with airs and scents of May, These guests from vales Elvsian They shun the glare and din of day, But haunt the nightly vision. Oh well for us that dreamland opes At night its mystic portal. Through which, rekindling faded hopes, Glide visitants immortal! -li. W. Ball, in Atlantic Monthly. DEATH-BED ACCUSATIONS. Is the elements of evidence weighed by •the courts, none is more grave and con clusive than that of the death-bed accusa tion of a victim of foul play. One naturally •supposes that such a person, with tlienear prospect of eternity before him, will not fasten the crime upon an innocent man and his deposition is accorded a weight which is rarely given even to credible eye-witnesses of a crime. Especially strong does this sort of evidence become when the accuscd is brought face to face with his supposed victim at the bedside, and is then and there sworn to as the real criminal. Vet judicial annals abound with instances in which persons have been thus accuscd, and have suffered the dread results of such accusation, who have afterward been proved clearly guilt less. It need scarcely be remarked that innocent persons often confess to having committed crimes sometimes for the sake of notoriety, sometimes to mitigate a pun ishment which they think certain to be intlicted upon them. As to death-bed ac cusations, the case of Sarah Green, in London, is to tbe point. One night this girl was attacked by three men, who had the appearance of being brewers' appren tices. She was taken to the hospital, and while she was lying there she was con fronted by a man named Coleman, a brewer's assistant, whom a stranger, in a quarrel at an ale-house, had charged with being concerned in thc assault. She at i declined to swear that he was one of her assailants, though she expressed a de cided opinion that lie was. Being brought to her a second time, however, she swore positively that Coleman was one of her assassins. Coleman was, however, set free on bail whereupon he hastened to conceal himself. Soon after the girl's death he was found. He was indicted, convicted and executed. Two years after it was discovered that he was wholly in nocent, the_ real criminals being appre hended, aud confessing that they did not so much as know Coleman by sight. A similar though yet more tragic in stance of condemnation on account of an accusation in nrticulo mortis was that of the Shaws of Keith. William Shaw, a laborer, had a daughter who was in love with a young man of whom the father strenuously disapproved. One day loud words were heard in thc room where they lived. After a quarrel between faiher and daughter, Shaw left the house, locking the girl iu the room. Not long after, the souna oi groans caused the neighbors to break open the door, when the girl was found writhing in agony on the floor, a bloody knife lying at her side. When asked if her father had done the deed, she nodded faintly, and immediately drew her last breath. Shaw just then returned, and seemed overcome at the sight ofhis dead child. He was arrested blood was found on his shirt-sleeves, which he accounted for as caused by his having bled himself several days before but circumstances weighed too heavily against him, aud lie condemned and executed:. Some, time after, a letter written by the girl was found in the chimney of the room, stat ing that she was about to commit suicide, and also containing the words: "My uel father is the cause of my death." This gave the clew to the fatal gesture she had made at the moment of expiring, and clearly proved her own guilt and her fath er's innocence. The udge&of a certain old German town wire sadly perplexed over a case which it became their duty to solve, and which at first glance seemed simple enough. A rich but ill-tempered and truculent fellow named Ruprccht, a goldsmith, on going one niglit to a low grog-shop, was assailed at the door, and fell at the foot of the stairs with a loud groan. The cronies of the den hastened down, to-find him in reat distress from a deep wound on his head. He stammered out, Thc villain with the ax! My daughter, my daughter!" This was his only child, who, being mar ried to one Berenger, lived in the suburbs of the town. Ituprecht was taken to the hospital, and the next day revived sufficiently to answer the questions put to him, though very briefly, and with evident difficulty. He •was asked who dealt him the blow. He Mid it was Schmidt. What Schmidt was The one who resided in the Jlost Strasse. With what weapon A small ax. How did Rupreclit know him? By his voice. What was the motive of the assault An old quarrel. What was Schmidt's occupation? A wood-cutter. The case seemed to the Judge marvel ously simple. He had only to find a man named Schmidt, who lived in the Most strasse, tad was a wood-cutter, to accom plish thc ends of justice. The difficulty began when, on the Most-Strasse being reached, two Schmidts, brothers, and both wood-cutters, were found dwelling there. Vet a third Schmidt, a wood-cutter, was discovered, but he lived in another street, the Hohen-Pflaster. The brothers Schmidt in the Slost-Strasse proved to have long known Kupreoht. They were called "Big" and "Little" Schmidt. Big Schmidt had not long before been a wit ness against Ituprceht in a civil suit. In the dilemma between these Schmidts, it became important to ply the wounded man with new questions. Fortunately he was still alive and in his senses. But it was impossible for him to utter a word. He was asked whether the assailant was Big or Little Schmidt. He tried is Tain to answer. Then jje ^as asked if tbe TOLEDO, TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1876. NUMBER 21. Hohen-Pflaster was not the street on which the man lived, when he replied, with a struggle, but emphatically, that it was. Thc three men of the implicated name were confronted with Rupreclit, but he was now so far gone that he could not open his eyes. The brothers spoke to him, and manifested much feeling. Schmidt of the Hohen-Pflaster, on the other hand, was uneasy and silent. Suspicion now tastened on the latter. On searching his premises, the handle of his ax was found to be bloody. He was known to be a disreputable character. But on examination, though inconsistent in his statements, he succeeded in estab lishing an unimpeachable alibi. He, moreover, accounted for the blood 011 the ax entirely to the satisfaction of the judge when the brothers were once more bro ugh up, they, too, proved alibis which could not be shaken. A Romance of a Conductor's Life— Stealing Rides. ON Saturday last Conductor BeavCole discovered crouched under one of the seats in a smoking-car a boy and a girl. Mister, is this the road to Haven?" said the boy, as he crawled out, and the girl said, Mister, please don't put us off, our folks live there, and we ain't got any father or mother, and here's a letter," at the same time drrwing from her faded calico apron a crumpled piece of paper and handing it to Mr. Cole. After look ing at u a long time, for it was badly written, badly spelled and blurred, he made out this: All good people: These children ain't g6t no father or mother. They died herein Feb v, and I'se been tending to 'em. They aiu'tgot uo folks here and their folks live in Haven Conn. I'se a poor uiggcr woman, and can't keep 'em no longer. I'se got my. self to support, and theyse a going back to their folks. They is good children, and don't do em 110 harm. JANE MAI'IMN. Mr. Cole sat down by the side of the boy, who was about thirteen years of age, and bright. He learned that in the spring.foUu Howell, -with lils wile and two children, left New Haven, Conn., for the West, and arrived at Pueblo, but that there both died, and during their sickness the old negro, Jane Maupin, was the only 1 attendant at their bedside, and when the children were thrown out upon the world, orphans, friendless and penniless, she cared for them as she .would for her own children. But having learned from the father that they were from New Haven, and that they had an uncle there by the name of-Martin HoWell, she conceived the idea that they ought to go back, and she thought that the letter she wrote and gave them would tie a passport W all the world. They started three weeks ago, taking the A. T. k, S. F. train for Atchi son, and a conductor had put them off near Pueblo. But they had started for New naven, and they resolved they would go. By stealing rides," now in a freight car, now under the seats in the smoking car, and now in the caboose among the piles of trunks and packages, and begging their food, they reached Topeka, fitly miles from Atchison. They wandered around Topeka all day, and at night they hid themselves in a flat ear laden with building stone. Iu the gray dawn tliey reached this city, begged a breakfast and dinner, and at two o'clock hid themselves under the seat in the Missouri Pacific car, where tiiey were found by Mr. Cole. Mr. Cole took the children to Kansas City, the end of his "run," cared for tlicm there, telegraphed to Martin Howell at New Haven, Conn., and received r.n answer to send the children in care of the conductor to New Haven, and to draw upon him for the expenses of the trip. They are on their way.—Atchison {Kan.) Pat/riot. An Autlior's Annoyances. THE poet Longfellow, although natural ly of a most amiable disposition, especial ly under the assaults made upon his time and his privacy by simple curiosity and literary-lion hunters who have no possible claim upon him, "would be little short of a saint if he were not sometimes annoyed by the pertinacity of uninvited guests. Take for illustration two instances: Three ladies, two from Chicago and one from Milwaukee, entirely unknown to the poet, send in their cards. They are cour teously received by him in a reception room. Would he be good enough to let them see his library The request is ac quiesced in and the library undergoes in spection. Oh, it's lovely," so nice," and now mayn't we see the dining-room?" The cloth for dinner was laid and the hour for that meal close at hand, but nev ertheless the ladies carried their point but, when it came to wishing to be shown the kitchen, the host was fain to ring for a servant lest further examination might extend to cellar or attic. Another amusing instance, also related to us by a friend, was that of an English man who, like Sir Charles Coldstream, bad traveled everywhere, se«n every thing, and done everything," and yet was terribly ennuied. Haw! yes, Mr. Longfellow, thought I ought to see the great American poet, 'n' sent in ma card." The poet asked the visitor to be seated, when he resumed: Yes, see Mr. Longfellow: I've been great traveler, sir been all over the Con tinent, been to Iceland, Sweden, Nor way." Indeed, you must have found much to interest you." "Well, something, but it's getting to be an awfui bwar. I've just come from Egypt, old country—antiquities, you know." Yes," replied the poet "miuqr* Inter esting remains of past ages." INDUSTRIAL, STATISTICAL A3!) TECHNICAL. NEVER dilute varnish with turpentine, as it kills the gloss. If too thick, warm it by the stove, or place the cup on a warm irou. THE last car load of copper for this sea son left here on Wednesday last. About 1,750 tons of copper have been brought to this place on sleighs during the past win ter, and transported by rail to Eastern markets. The value of thc same at pres ent prices is about $805,000.—L'Anse Newt. A GOOD bronze paint for iron is made of ivory black, one ounce chrome yellow, I one ounce chrome green, two pounds. Mix with raw linseed oil, adding a little I japan to dry it. This gives a fine bronze i Then it was discovered that there were two other vood-cutter» named Schmfdt, who iired iu the suburbs. One of these was employed by Ruprecht's brother-in law, Berenger. Here seemed the ex planation of Kuprecht's calling out, "My daughter! My daughter!" It now ap peared that Berenger and his wife lived unhappily together, thatRuprecht had re cently threatened to make a will excluding Berenger from any control over his prop erty, and that Berenger, on hearing of the assault, did not seem in the least surprised or moved. Other things seemed to bear against the son-in-law. But he, too, showed conclusively that he was, at thc moment of thc murder, in the parlor of an inn some miles away and, Ihe. two sub urban wood-cutters were equally fortunate in proving alibis oa thc best pot-sible evi dence. Uuvrenlit soon died without again opening^hls lips' and the mystery which so severely perplexed the judges as to who killed him is a mystery still.T-: sorg? M. Totrle, in Applftona' Jvumal. ... green. If desired, gold bronze may be I put on the prominent parts of the object when the paint is not quite dry, the pow I der being rubbed in with a piece of -plush. A 11EAVTIFUL and easily produced exhi bition of crystal formation may be seen under the microscope, as follows: Upon a slip of glass place a drop of liquid chloride of gold or nitrate of silver, with a particle of zinc in the gold and copper in the silver. A growth of exquisite gold or silver ferns will spring up under the de lighted eye. A NEW and simple blowpipe consists of two large jars connected near the bottom by a piece of rubber tubing. One is tilled with water and put on a shelf above the table on which thc other stands. The water passes into the latter, and, in doing so, forces the air out through a stopper and piece of tubing into the blowpipe, which is supported separately. With jars of one gallon capacity and a blowpipe with an orifice of O.Ollj inch, a steady aii current of ten minutes' duration is ob tained and to keep it up, one lias merely :to transpose the jars.—Scientific American. FOIIEK.N THADK.—The foreign trade of the country has been made up for the nine months ending March 31, and shows a continued diminution, and the balance still tipping more heavily iu our favor. Total imports tor that lime, Initio,800,000, as against IF 1 1:{,KOO,(HH), bust year, and f-1!IS,(XIO.HOO in 1872-:!. In three years, in other words, imports have fal'en off over twenty-six per cent. Total exports for thc same nine months, iroM value, $44.^.600,000, against if4o5,8!i,000, last year. The excess of exports, this year, is therefore $82,000,000, against 142,000,000 last year. Thier-Shooting on the Win?. As old Texas cattle-man named Sie bert proved a verv rough customer for a pair of hungry thieves to deal with. He had sold his drove in Chicago and pocketed $7,000 as the proceeds. A couple of railroad thieves found out he had a large amount of money, and appar ently resolved to get it at any risk. Thc prize was worth their daring. They tried all their usual tricks on the old man be ft.i'-lie lert cnieago, but failed to ratch him in any trap. When he had gathered up his valise aud taken a Westward-bound train they followed him. They took seats behind him in the car, watching their op portunity. Just after the Burlington & Missouri River train left Burlington the rate ol' speed was slow, and the old man was dozing iu his seat. Now was their chance if ever. One of the thieves reached over and seized the old man's pocket-book from his side pocket, know ing just where to place his hand on it, and the oilier grabbed the valise and ran —one toward the front door and the other for the rear platform. But the old man was too wide awake. He drew his pistol and fired, first at one and then at the other. One fell in thc door of the car fatally wounded, and the other on the platform dead. The old man had a good eye for such birds on the wing. They had his money and all his effects, and it was evidently their intention to jump the train. It was a bold risk, but it was a big sum. The train was stopped— the dead and dying were carried off, and the Texan cattie drover gave himself up for examination. Both thieves were well known on the road, and the train men are glad they are out of the way. Siebert was warmly congratulated upon his cer tain aim, and will be discharged from custody without doubt. One Tqpas cattle drover is too many for a brace of Chicago thieves.—St. Louis Republican. Decorating the Main Centennial Ex position ISuildfng. Tin: central pavilion, or transept of the main building, is about 180 feet square, with a tower forty-eight feet square and 120 feet high at each corner. From thc floor to the top ot the roof the transept is 100 feet high. It is well lighted by day, and at night a chandelier having 1,^0 burners, and elevated to the vicinity of the roof, will illumine the scene. On the four sides of the central pavilion four trophies, painted on canvas, named re spectively Europe, Asia, Africa and America, have been erected. Kach trophy is twenty-eight feet high aud thirty-two feet wide, and, including the halo of flags surrounding ft, is sixty feet in extreme width. The design of the artist was to group the representation an.l symbolic elements of each grand division of thc earth, and by so doing to add his share to the international character of the Exhibition. Europe (white) is represented by the figure of a woman of the Caucasian race. She holds in one hand a Thyrsus, the symbol of the vine, and in the other a cup of wine. The figures of Shakspeare (the artist wanted Homer, but the Com mission over-ruled him), artist and poet, and of Charlemagne, warrior and legis lator, crown the pediment. Shakspeare holds in his hand the pen which produced his immortal master-pieces. Charle magne, leaning on his sword of con quest, holds in his hand the terrestrial ball behind him are the laws "Capitu lar" which have made him famous. On the central cartouch is the word "Eu rope." The symbolical head of the horse is in the middle of the trophy. Asia (yellow) is represented by a baya dere, one of the female dancers of India, richly dressed, and holding in her hand the symbolical tea-plant. Beneath her from a gilded field appears the head of an elephant, surrounded by specimens of Oriental architecture and a crown of pea cock feathers. Two Chinese monsters re tain by their weight a large cashmere shawl, on which is embroidered the word Asia. In thc middle of the shawl is a panoply composed of a. Hindoo shield, Japanese swords and two gigantic fans made of ostrich feathers. On a red ground appear the names of Confucius and Mahomet. Confucius, the philoso pher, holds iu his hand a scroll of paper, upon which is written a Chinese inscrip. tion, which, being liberally translated, mains: mndred years great Centen nial!" Mahomet, a« ft military aod re­ i "Ah, yes—just so, exactly "heaps of old ruins. I like ruins. Now, every, thing's new here in America, you know— can't find am old_ruins—fo thought I'd come an' •^Wr."--Wtaf' -(Mtmeroial BvUeUti ligious chieftain, wears a green turban the green being the Prophet's color, and in his left hand holds a book, from which detaches itself the word Al-Koran In the other hand he grasps the bare blade of his scimeter. Between hint and the symbolic horse-tailed crescent of the (od of Mecca is the inscription Great is Allah, and Mahomet is his Prophet." Africa (black) is represented by the figure of a young slave girl offering a waiter on which is served coffee. This trophy is almost exclusively Egyptian, and the play of colors is arclneologirally explained. The otos plant expands at the top, just at the feet of the female figuie. In the middle is thc "Black Scarabee," the symbol of immortality, its feet sup porting the sun, where the fancy of the artist has placed the head of a camel. The two figures, each wearing a diadem adorned with a snake and feathers, repre sent Ramoses and Sesostris, the founders of two of the most important dynasties of remote times. They are sitting, their feet resting on the heads of spliynxes. The names of these sovereigns are engraved underneath. From a frame showing t1'e profile of a iloor the word Africa detaches itself. America (red) is represented by the figure of an Indian girl holding in one hand a cornstalk and in the other a horn filled with liquor. She rests on an anvil and a cog-wheel, emblematic of the in dustrial genius of America. From the middle of the wheel the head of a buffalo projects. Thc figures of Washington and Franklin crown the pediment. Franklin explains his electrical discoveries, refer ring to the kite under his arm. Thc print ing-press behind him recalls his early career. Washington holds in one haud his sword and in the other the Constitu tion. Back of him is a Bible, emblematic of religious freedom.—l'hilatlalphia (\r. Chicago Inter-Oce,in. The Man Who Swallowed a Fork. Some of my readers may remember I'hommc a la fnurchette, or the young man who swallowed a fork, and they may be glad to hear further of this singular case. We have had two of the kind—the Italian, Cipriaua, and thc young clerk, Lesuer. Nearly two years ago he was at thc table with some comrades, who were conversing about the Indian jugglers and their trick of swallowing a sword. Lesuer claimed that it was very simple, and, to prove his assertion, took a fork by thc tines and pushed it down his throat. A spasmodic contraction of the organs took it from his fingers and carried it down the passage into the stomach. For a long time efforts were made to reach the fork by the mouth, but it was finally ascertained to be in his stomach, and Lesuer was given up for lost. He was shown at clinical lectures, and then went into the country. Areport came that lie was dead, and I believe that I published it as a fact. But as Lesuer did not fail in health, and continued strong and hearty for over a year, some of the doctors thought that the fork could ho removed. liftron Lnrrey aud Drs. Labbe, Lepere and Prof. Gosselin under took the operation—begun some weeks ago. They began by burning down slow ly to the stomach with caustic, and de termining an adhesion of the coat of the stomach with thc outer edges of the hole thus made with the corrosives. When this adhesion was complete, an incision was made in the stomach and the fork drawn out with forceps. It was as black as ink, but not worn to any extent. Le suer is now regarded out of danger- Parti Letter. Sketch of Salouirt. THE scene ot the fatal riot between Christians and Turks, reported by tele graph, is a city and seaport of European Turkey, the next place in commercial im portance after Constantinople. It is situ ated at the northeastern extremity of thc Gulf of Salonica, and is the seat of an Ottoman departmental govcrment. The population numbers about 80,000 persons, the larger proportion being Israelites most ol the remainder Turks, Greeks and Franks. The city has a very imposing appearance. It stands by a hill slope, surrounded by white-washed and painted walls, and it is ornamented by numerous minarels and domes, and laid out with gardens of cypress. It is commanded by a large citadel named thc Seven Towers. One of its gates was built in honor of Augustus after the battle of Philippi. Within thc citadel is a triumphal arch erected under Marcus Aurclius. Several of the mosques have been originally pagan temples one, which is wholly uu injured, was a temple of Venus. The mosque of St. Sophia is a handsome model of that at Constantinople. Salonica has a large trade in British produce. Thc exports consist chiefly of wheat, barley, maize, wool, sponges, raw silk, tobacco aud staves. Giccro resided in thc city during his exile. It was raised to the rank of a Roman colony by Valerian.— Inter-Ocean. About Her Ear. THE Reese River Reteille tells of an Austin man who was reading a story to his wife the other night, and came to a piece of fine writing," in which the ear of the heroine was compared to some "creamy-wliite, pink-tinted shell of ocean." "By the way, dear," said the husband, cutting short His reading, "that description of the ear reminds me of your ear you have an ear like a shell." It was thc first compliment she had received from him since the early days of their marriage, and a blush ot pride suffused her face as she asked: What kind of a shell, darling?" An abalone shell," he replied. She had never before heard of nor seen an abalone shell, but she did not want to display her ignorance so she made up her mind to hunt it up in thc Condensed Treatise of Conchology" that ornamented the center-table. Nextmorn ing, the first thing she did after her liuf band had left the house was to hunt up the description of the abalone shell. She found it. It was described as a shell about the size of an ordinary wagon wheel. She nursed her wrath during that day, and when her husband came home that night she met him at the door with the towel-roller—and now his ear is as big as an abalone shell, but it looks like' a piece of pounded beef. —The honest agriculturists are crim bling bits of clod in their horny fingers, wondering if they contain anything over 8,000 grasshoppers' eggs to the peck. No alarming discoveries have lieen made in Iowa, but in Kansas they are tossing nickels, where tliey have nickels, to see whether they will flee from the 'hoppers to come, or stick by their farms and trust to Providence and the relief societies.— -Buriingtuii llawk-Eye. —A Worcester man was wandering from paint-shop to paint-shop ths other day, asking for 6triped pa|Nn irito which to paint a barter-pole. ght gohdo ghronich. THB CUROMCXB is published at the County SEAT of Tama, one of the largest, richest, mo-t central and populous counties in Iowa. It i* the oldest pjiper iu the County and one of the oldest in the State -having tx-en established in 1 xr»6. It* circu lation being large and con*Uoilyinereftsinir, makes it a very desirable ad\erti^iii^medium lor business men and manufacturers wishing to bring their goods and wares to the notice of the people of Central Iowa. Advertising rates made known on application. JOB mi^THsro Of eT«ry description executed with neatness ts4 dispatch. Special attentiou pnid to PRINTlNa IN COLORS. Yonr furors earnestly solicited. Thc Religion of Japan. TUE Paris Recite de» Deux Munda, in a late number, throws a flood of light on Ihe obscure question of the religion of Japan. There is a story told about an minent student of manners who, meeting Japanese gentleman in England, tried to get him to explain the creed of his countrymen. The Japanese was so re served that his questioner thought he con cealed his knowledge, like Herodotus, for a certain mystic reason." Iu a few months, however, he received a courteous letter from the foreigner, saying that he himself had paid no attention to the relig ion of his country, but that a friend of his had arrived in Engiand who had made quite a study of the matter. This seems to show that education is rather "godless" in Japan but, in point of fact, the people enjoy two main forms of belief. One is Buddhism the other, and far the moro ancient, is Shinto." Shinto, being in terpreted, means "the path of the gods," and has an immense system of doctrine, with a cosmogony ou the usual type of savage theories of the beginning of things. Generation after generation of pure spirits 1 i ml in infinite space, and at last evolved race of gods, which again became the fathers of the kami, or half-divine heroic fathers of humanity. "Shinto," as a practical religion, partly holds of thc wor ship of thc elementary forces of Nature, and partly of the worship of ancestors. The Mikado's ancestors were high godB the grandees trace their pedigree, as tho Egyptians traced that of Hecatauis, to deities of lower lank among the kamis. Every kami has his saint's day, when his chapel, or mya, is frequented by the peo ple. In the temple are no idols, only a mirror and some scraps of paper. Many of the kamis are deified men, others are myths, others abstractions and, in short, Shinto'' is so promiscuous a faith that the Japanese who knew little about it was perhaps no exceptional person in his own country. Hark /wain as an Indian Fighter. OK tbe many stories now floating about in regard to the past experiences of Sam Clemens, none are droller than the fol lowing one, which passes current in Touloumue County tor frozen truth. Wc would remark, however, that the story need not be taken as an evidence of faint heartedness or lack of "sand" on thc part of Clemens, but his action may be attrib uted simply to nis inordinate love of hu mor, and an overweening desire to shoot his little joke while on the wing. The incident we refer to occurred during the Innocent's sojourn at Jackass Hill, near Tuttletown, where he was prospecting with Jim Gillis. For some time there had been rumo.s of discontent among the Indians, a fierce band of Wallas having gathered near Pendola Ferry, on the Stanislaus River, and, after announcing their intention of annihilating the miners iu the shortest order possible, decamped for the higher Sierras to obtain, it was generally supposed, a sufficient force to carry out their bloodthirsty threats. One bright afternoon late in the autumn, Sam and Jim were sitting iu front of their cabin on Jackass Ilill, the former en gaged in rubbing Mustang Liniment 011 a slight bruise that discolored his left leg, sustained by a fall which he had received that day during one of his ptos^cCting ex peditions, the latter watching the opera tion while he lazily smoked a corncob full ol killikinick. Suddenly a man rushed in bresialess haste up to Hill and stam mered, as he wildly gesticulated: They're cotnin'." "Let 'em coma we're ready for most anything from for tune to famine," aswered the imperturba ble Mark, as lie continued to plaster tho liniment on his injured limb. "But they're Injuns," was the excited remark of the messenger, an' everybody's turn out. Tuttletown's in arms, an' tliey want Sam to take command." What's my rank?" asked Sam, lookingquizzical ly at thc man, "Quartermaster or sutler, which?" The Aid-decamp waited to hear 110 more, but rushed away to alarm others, and Hark and Jim made their way to Tuttletown, where they found a great crowd of miners assembled and eady to march on the foe. Mark was appointed to the command of a company, and in due course of time thc little army was on thc march. The Stanislaus River having been reached just at dusk, it was thought advisable to proceed with more caution, as thc enemy was supposed to be encamped in that vicinity. Thc ditlerent companies separated, and spreading out in a semi-circle, marched jip the river. Mark's company, consisting of ten men, were plodding along in the gathering gloom, when shots were heard at no great, distance on thc hillside. Halt!" commanded Mark. The com pany halted. Gentlemen, this is no time for fool ing. Tuttletown expects every man to do his duty. Thc enemy is before us. You will form into a hollow square. To the rear open order, and as the rear hap pens to be open, it is in order for every man to proceed in that direction in as or derly a manner as possible. As I am lame myself, I think I will commence thc ret rograde movement first. March!" As the rumor of the approach of the bloodthirsty red men was afterward proved to be a false alarm, this movement on the part of Mark's division was not noticed at the tin*!, although freely dis cussed afterward in Tuttletown, and the explanation given that Mark was fright ened by the explosion of a belated hun ter's gun.—Soitfra(Cnl.) Democrat. A Western journalist says that the girl of Ihe period prides herself on'-being no larger round than a candle," What he means is that she wants a taper" waist.—Riifhenter Expri**. THE MARKETS. NEW YORK. UVK STOCK—Cattle Sheep(shorn).. FT.Orit—Good to Choice WHEAT—No. 1 Chicago COKN—Western Mixed OATS—Western Mixed KYL—Western POUK -Mess LAKD—Steam CHKKStf WOOL—Domestic Fleece $9.00 ©$11.00 6.25 7.00 6.80 Ch 5.70 ... 1.17 1.*) .60 .63 ... .87 fa .41 .78 .80 ... 20.75 20.80 ... 14*0 ft 12.50 04 /0 .12 86 .5# CHICAGO. BEEVES—Choice... Good Medium**.... HOGS— Light... $4.90 ft $5.25 4.ii0 4.i5 4.00 fa 4.50 6.85 fa 7.10 6.65 fa 7.25 5.00 ft 5.50 6.00 fa 6.50 .27 fa .858 .SO fa .34 .im@ .12 7.30 ft 7.80 Heavy SHEEP—Good Choice BUTTEK—Choicc Yellow Good EGGS—Fresh FLOUK—Choice Winter Cho'ce Spring M0 ft 5.60 6.00 ft 9.f0 i.oax® .46ft 3 .so fa Patent QRA12?—Wheat. No. 2, Spring. ,u. No. a.. Oats, No. S5... I 1.04 Wi Kye, No. 2 ... Barley, No. i. .68 fa .63** PORK—Mess LAKD LUMBER—Common and Fenc 11.00 .68 fa 20.1V fa 7.i 14.30 fa W.% 13.00 2.W) Shingies &50 Lath 1.65 EA€T LIBERTY. L'.OO CATTLE-Best $5.50 Medium HOGS— Yorkers 16.00 5.00 5.30 7 20 ft 7.40 7.60 ft 7.80 &JS ft 6.75 4.1$ 8 5.00 Philadelphia#., SHEBP-Best (shorn)... Medium

Other pages from this issue: