Newspaper of The Toledo chronicle, May 25, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of The Toledo chronicle dated May 25, 1876 Page 1
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(Tlimtidq. stmbt TMUMDAY BT „ra,»l Pnllit«or' IUie ves^.f '.i .. IN to jiaitto ..ftk Street, over Bradlr«*'. cidtiite Store. SEWS. the Centennial fiZeiphUmny be directed Btmch I'ostomcc." Y«0»*1 Prohibition Convention l^Clevotol.Oltio.ou (lie 17th, li in nomiiwtfn Gen. Greene 'lli Of Kciltucfcj-, for President, SfciB-urt. of Ohio, for Vice- I', The resolutions reaffirm the &Rl-k of the platform of 1BT2 tr^aHuffrage and eligibility to "without dirtinclioa of race, relig «U proper'y or**. s ,i,e morning of the 17th, at St. is, S»?»IRC r. and McKee were com Tho latter .1 .0 (lie County Jail 5s(. of #10,000. After their cells w»o«7rfed and titled up tor their *ita tliey took possession of them. Trh Democratic State Convention ,bW4t Dw Moines on the 17th, autlvgllt'S being attendance, jj it Trimble mis chosen Presi lfcirgal« to the National Conven KSf. l«uis were chosen, nnd were except to vote as a unit. „e reported to be mostly for The resolutions demand that 5sfa*I Convention select tor inl.torcra whose lives, •t otlicinl, are a guar rfiifir ability to carry on tlie work inr made necessary by the crimeg s,mi»tiou of the Republican party ^early return to specie payments, precsh' tilC forced resumption con. [(il'lirt/iC "Sh#rman Hcsumption anil demand llu repeal, Oil ,„J that it has had and is now »»blighting effect on industry. independent State Central Com of Indiana has nominated Anson It for Governor, in place ot Lana jlioed. UPIXO t'l a Fort h'iramie (Wy. T.) not'the 17th the Indian war, for miicted, bud actually begun. For rjje murder of while men had been to the Black llillers, but recently 4 Suits mail-carrier, tn route to lobilison and Cloud Agency, Cll killed, scalped and fearfully ei. 9 us'Jl. J?BTEBS is the Republican ire for Governor of Alabama. The »s oilmen to the National Uepub javention are said to favor the tion of Secretary Br is low for tiic DCV. expetHtioa against Sitting Bull Liacolu on the 17th, under com (n D. Jerry. awrity of the delegates to the I Couvt'Dtion chosen by the lle i (v-nvention ot Tennessee, oil the MI'KI to favor Senator Morton for limey. The others are d.'vii/ec! Blaine and Bt isiotv. liiio Democratic State Convention "I it Cincinuati on the 17th. orgf H. I'cndleton was chosen t. Tlie following noniinations le: For Secretary of State, Wil I: Judge of Supreme Court, Win. Member of the Board of Public 1. P. dough Electors at Large, liiliatn La ag and Granville Hie resolulions favor the immcdi- nconditidual repeal of the Specie- i™ act ihe defeat of all for resumption which involve ntraction of the currency, per- ol bank issues,^ o^^n^ease of a Tbe Informer is nn ciglit Na tper puhlislipil at Elgin, 111.,'en- ir annum. It is devoted to //cu rmce, Pew-e, Agriculturej-tal pirtnient being in cliarge .'RDETT, the Commissioner of Stales General Land Office, at m, has tendered his resignation, IMiealth. itting his resolution in the Sen- e to the recent troubles in Lou llie ISth, 31 r. ilorton read a rom the private secretary of ojg, dated New Orleans, Jiay 1,1 die statement was made that om the scene of the troubles 1, anil that tlicdetails were hor- *'dte men and sixty negroes killed. An Associated Press ora Xc«- Orleans on the 18th ports of the trouble bad been Tgerated. One white man and a killed and several negroes A iTi'd the casualties as far as lie ndlitary declined to inter- se of Daniel Mingo, near Drcs- 1 burned, on the evening and three children, aged four- and five years perished in the "T-attejtded meeting W shawne «own, 111., and I tlu-ir liv',. WSe l,urnC('- J' ivc persons lost led, rp,!"' &ni seVL 'r4l of the passengers ere seriously injured. I' ,I,|a 7 are Republican State Con- I le iti"" c,t'd a Blaine delegation to I.'"' "181 invention. I•» stfeiu."'?11?' '"'''r^'ident Convention, Iadop,,..] lndianallis I lor ViJ'c ®r Co°I":r. lltid bwu brought 1 ('"*,ernnr u rfc'|uisition Present Series: VOLUME ana massacred 100 women and ouu C^lil^ren. milted n report in the case of Sen It was reported that the widows the eamerayiiu him from the charges murdered French anil English Consuls at "™""i"iliI14ii Salonica would recfcWc 1200,000 each in demnity from the Tu.kish Government. A. AV AsiHKOTOK telegram of the 1 th says the House Committee on Forcicn Afl'ttirs had not yet /inaJly acted on the re port the sub-committee affecting Gen. -Sclj' iH'k, hut the members were iirreed that, while he was not himself guilty of intentional wrong, his connection with the Emma Mine Company was improper and incompatible -with his position as Ameri can Minister. A Sioux- CITT (Iowa) special of the JOth says a returned miner from Deadwood Mines, Black Hills, named Charles Hol land, had arrived there with $(00 in gold dust, which lie dug himself within less than six weeks. He reports that miners were matting $ 10 to $14 per day, and were not troubled by Indians. Three other miners came with Mr. Holland, bringintf about #1,800 in gold. TIJE Kansas Democratic State Conven tion held recently at Topoka, adopted res olutions opposing banks of issue by United States or State authority demanding that the Wovernnient supply the pa per needed, in tlie shape o/ greenbacks insisting npoo the immediate repeal of the act providing for the resumption of specie payments, and instructing tlie delegates to vote lor the nomination of Hendricks for President. A S.u.oNicA dispatch of the 20ih says that tlie French and German marines ami the Turkish military and civic authorities united to escort the remains ot the mur dered French and German Consuls to their burial place. Ox the morning of the 20th alocomotive standing near the Michigan Southern Railroad depot in Chicago, exploded with great violence, seriously injuring five by standers, and hurling some of the frag ments a distance of two blocks. A TERRIBLE explosion of fire-damp oc curred at Scranton, Pa., on the morning of the 20th, causing the death of one man and serious injury to tour others. Tlie man who was killed was in the act of stepping into the bucket tit the moment of the cxplosiou, and was hunv.l high in air, and then fell back 400 feet to the bottom of the 'shaft. The gas caught from a miners' lamp. AT llinksion Station, Ivy., on tlie 20th, on the Maysville ifc Lexington Kailroad, a very serious accident occurred. A bridge cave way during liic passage of a passenger train, and tie rear conch, con taining about thirty passengers, was pre cipitated into the water below. About thirty persons were more or less injured. A VIEXNA telegram of the 21st 9ays grave apprehensions were entertained at Constantinople in respect to the Sultan's mental condition. He is said to be sub ject to delusions fearing that he will be burned alive or poisoned. TEE vicinity Of Norristown, Lancaster, Pa., was visited by violent hailstorms on the 21st, which caused irreat damage to windows, green llOUSfcS, fruit, etc. The hailstones were some of them as large as hen's eggs. THKHE was a tremendous hailstorm at Gayvilie, Dakota, on the ilst. The ground was covered with hailstoues as large as hen's eggs to the depth of four inches. All the windows in the town facing south and southwest were demol ished, and the wind tore down fences, up rooted trees and overturned buildings. Several persons were badly injured. AK animated debate prevailed in the British Parliament on ihe 22d, on the proposition to grant amnesty to the Fe nian convicts. Disraeli stated that the project bad been abandoned by the Gov ernment for the present. 3 ^t- .•ctiuun ftui-. favor lation of ex-Gov. Allen for Pres- 'MCA dispatch of the 17th says s concerned in the recent out '"t point had been executed in square. •nch Chamber of Deputies has be motion for amnesty to the its, by a vote of 394 to 53. Tna proposition to amnesty the Com munist convicts was rejected by the A FIRE-DAMP explosion in a coal-mine in Chesterfield County, Va.,' on the 20th, caused the death of eight men and serious injury to two others. THK President, on the 22d, sent to the Senate the following nominations: Min ister to England, Atty.-Gen. Piorrepont Attorney-General, Secretary of WarTaft Secretary of JWar, J. Donald Cameron (son of Seaator Cameron), of Pennsylva nia. They were confirmed. C03tiRE8S103AL PROCEEDINGS. ON the 16th, in the Senate, an adverse report was made from the Committee on Finance on the Senate bili to reduce the interest on the public debt, to provide for a pafe and elastic cur rency, etc. The Senate bill to atnend the act to enforce the right of citizens of the tnited States to vote in the several States of the Union was reported from committee, with amendments. The Impeachment question was farther consid ered iti secret session, but no decision was reached In the House, the re port of the Committee on Printing •n the Government Printing Office was called up, and a minority report was made taking the ground that the Congressional Printer is an officer of the Senate, and therefore not amenable to the jurisdiction of the House. After discussion, the resolution offered by ihe committee relative to the indictment and prosecution of the Con gressional Printer was adopted, as was also a resolution of inquiry as to whether snch officer may be lawful'y impeached. at Brook- "li Church was held on the the 18th. A resolution ex iry J. Bowen was offered, nee Bnwen handed in a protest ''Oiler against such action being -e church. It was read, and a Iiea '"ken on the resolution, •1 "i* carried unan i mously. V',V"!amer at ^'ehurne exploded hs ,0n the ni «ht (,f ON the 17:H. the question of Jurisdiction in the pending Impeachment case was further considered in the Senate, iu secret session, but no decision wa* reached.. .In the House, a bill abolishing the tax on receipts to savings banks was passed. The Senate amendments to the bill to extend the lime to pre emptors on public lands were con curred in. The Postoffice Appropriation bill was further amended in Committee of the Whole and reported to the House, with the amendments, which were agreed to, and the bill, as amended, was passed. 'he 17th, about O* the 18th, a resolution was submitted by Mr. Morton, in the Senate, and agreed to, Instructing the special Mississippi Election Committee to inquire into the recently-alleged killing of people, and other outrages coiuo itted, at Bayou Tunica, near the Mississippi and Louisiana lines. House bills were passed—au thorizing the appointment of the .Receivers of National IWnks, and for other purposes making approptiations for the payment of claims reported to Congress under section two of Ihe act of June l', 1674, by the Secretary of the Treasury. No decision was reached on the Impeachment question ...In the House, George M. Adams, Clerk, asked for an in vestiga ioB into newspaper charges made against him that he had been selling hie appo'ntments. which charges he pronounced absolutely false the matter was referred to a special committee. The Indian Appropriation bill $'* h05,771) was re ported from committee, acd the Naval Appropri ation bill was considered in Committee of the Whole. on the 18lb, I I'-t-ij, ,/ [, a,form and nominated: For of New York ICalifornia 'Tv" 1, Xewlon Booth |«Medat,.* W lork dispatch of the Inline it tllllt ^Ir- Cooper would 'ism 'cno®in*'ion, but hoped Wil- elected, Wou'^ be nominated and I ^ef.(vUS^/Ga') ,tlcsram "f the 18tll Wk ihere'un 1 "llock from the a,ttr Ive vciirs absence. I ven'bnKbDnCky Ht'pul,lican 8tate ejected del Con" Louisvi"c 00 I tifju the 18th, hht] e^aU:s to the National Conven- orin'j,.1)11896(1 resolutions strongly f'av Bristow for the I livorjim ,, Uf°l"i"U8 tntnl an(i peecl-v return to specie pay- tiic ti 0''|,osmKany postponement of !m the prescnt s'iecic I r'Ph ,0 thc ON the 19th, after the introduction and reference in the Senate of several bills, aud the presentation of several petitions, legislative bus iness was suspended, and the Impeachment ques tion was fnr'her considered, with closed doors ... .A resolution was offered and referred in the no se for the final adjournment of this session of Congress on the 12th ofJt ne. The bill con firming to Missouri all the land* therein selected as swamp and overflowed lands was passed. The Naval Appropriation bill was debated iu Com mittee of the Whole. were adopted L°ndon Tile I inlittbihin,. 'r I?"1 says ,he Mussulman fiedor'111 Bosnia, had at ChrtatlM quuter of the tow* OM the 2Qth, in the Senate, Mr. Mor on, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, sub ator Spencer, of hrihury and inlijection Consuls at ^itfc hie miltee, coecurred id its coucliHiioiw that the evi dence takcu contained nothing iraplicattne Sen« „r Spencer in rhe „Hberr, 1,at contended 1!1.qlu" was not reform and industrial eiiiancltintion 1. We demand the immediate and unconditional repeal of tlie Speeie-ltesiiuiption act of Jan. 14, IS?!1", nnd the rescue of our industries from the ruin and disaster resultii from its enforcement and we call upon all p-itnotic men to organize iu every Congressional District of the country with the view oi eieciing Kepresentaiives to Congress who will carry out the wishes of the people iu this regard, nnd stop the present euicidal aud destruc tive policy of contraction. 2. We believe that a L'hited States note, issued directlv by the (iovernment, convertible on de maud "into United States obligations bearing a less rate of interest, not exceeding one cent a day on each $100. and re-exchangeable for Uni'ed States notes at par, will afford the best circulat ing medium ever devised. Such I'nited States notes shonld be a full legal-lender for all pur poses, except for the payment of such obliga tions as are bv existing contracts expressly made payable in com. and we hold that it is the duty of the Government to provide such a circulation for the Nation to whom it belongs. 3. it is the paramount duty of the Government, in all its legislation, to keep in view the full de velopment of all legitimate bushiest*-agricultur al, mining, manufacturing and iiumercial. 4. We most earnestly protest again-tany further issue of gold bonds for sale in foreign markets, by which we would be French Senate on the 22(1. Only eightvotes were cast in the affirmative. ACCORDING to a Berlin special to tlie Londou baity Telegraph of the 22d, the Sultan of Turkey was about to abdicate. THE President received a dispatch on the 22d, announcing the death, in Lon don, of the child of Mrs. Sartoris, his daughter. hev •d aud drawers of water especially as the An people nltld gladly and promptly take at par all the bonds which the tioverumeni ma.v need to sell, provided they htv made payable nt the option of the held er, and bearing intcesi at 3t»i-10U percent, per annum, or even a lower rale. S. We further protest against the sale of Gov ernment bonds for the purpose of purchasing sil vcrtobeused as a substitute for our more con venient, and less fluctuating fractional currency, which, although well calculated to curich thu owners of silver mines, yet, in its operation, will still further oppress, in taxation, an already over burdened people. Thu following resolutions were also subsequently adopted Wh-rens. The people of this Nation are obliged to pay every obligation whatever in coin, the option at the time such obligation was made of ying in either gold or silver and siuce that time the right to pa. with silver, which is no.v the cheaper of said metals, haviug been canceled by the act of Feb. 13,181 J, demonetizing the sliver dollar iu fraud of the wishes of the people, we, iherefoie demand that the silver uollar. of four hundred and twelve and five-tenth grains weight, and mue parts full metal, which was a full legal-tender forall purposes for more thaneighty yeiirs in this country, shall be restored precisely to what if was during the time the obligations were made which it was fully competent to pay. so the people may use it for making such pay- Rexolr'ti, That this Convention utter its solemn protest against any further snbs dies to the rail road corporations,'either in the shape of grants of public domain, or oi' the gu irant-. eittg of bonds to build and construct said railroads. Tho lir.-t ballot for candidate for Presi dent of lhe L'liited Slide- n sullod us fol lows: Peter Cooper, nf New York, 300 ex-Gov. Wm. Allen, of Ohio, lil ex-Gov*. Curtin, of lVnn.-ylvania, 58 Alexander Campbell, of New York, 2. Mr. Cooper's nomination was made unanimous. Newton Uootli, of California, was then nominated for Vice-President, on tlie first ballot, and hia nomination was made unanimous. A motion was adopted for a committee of five to issue an address to the people of the country. Adjourned nine die. The National Independent Executive Committee organized on the afternoon of the 18tli by electing Moses A. Field, of Detroit, Chairman, and Thomas J. Du rant, of Washington, Secretary, An Ex ecutive Council, consisting of the Chair man and Secretary, W. P. Groom of New York, F. W. Hughes of Pennsylvania, and Alexander Throop, was appointed, and the Committee adjourned. —"A book agent who has retired from active labor," says the Easton Free Prexs, "upon the hard-earned accumulation of a life of industrious cheek, savs that the great secret of his success was when he went to a house where the female head of the family presented herself he always opened by saying, "I beg your pardon, miss, but it was your mother I wanted to see." That always used to get 'em. They not onlj subscribed for my books them selves, but told me where I could find more customers." —The Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin says The crowning of the May Queen passed off very pleasantly in Killingly. We do not remember, just now, any record of a Queen mounting her throne dressed in a water-proof and a pair of rubberg, with a slice of pork done up in red Hannel around her llu'oat but these old historical cos tomei dwiysstrike Me rtra»gelyk tot." ., carrl('d fftr sno,Sh. and tuat tlie alle^HUone tiled as to the invalidity of the J^Kislatare whirl, elected .Mr. Spencer shonld nave been inqui.ed Into, and testimony on that imhjuct taken. The Senate bill authorizum the SecrcMfvoftheTTCasnrvmpav fJ. J*. Tvlcr»«,d E. ll. LuckMt JIM wrongfully collected in the Second District of Kentucky, a* tax for keener of a bonded narehonse, ,va3 passed over the Presi diiDts veto—yeas 46, nays none. The Impeachment case was ftmlier considered in secret Beesion III the £Iouae, Mr. Cut®, of Wisconsin, raadc a personal ^explanation denying the char^H made against him \u the memorial sent to Congress by t&e m.«conj?in Legislature, and claimed rbst be Jiaflbeenclocied iairly and horiewtly be eatd ho n&'l prepared to defend lit* case, but before it Was decided the contestant bad died, and he denied the rifirhl of Ihe Legislate to interfere in the matter. A bill wan passed authorizing the becretary of the Treasury 10 make allowances for compensation to collector# of internal rev euue who went out of office prior to Feb. K. 1875, on final Reuieineul of their accounts. Mr. Hoh kina was excused from service on the Louisiana Investigating Committee. Th« Naval Appropria tion bill was further considered in Committee of the Whole. The addriw goes on to par that emch a tjfc of things is OTo.*t deplorable, and p_*cnliarly so at this time, wheu we are about to celebnte the one hundredth anr ivcrnarv o'oiir X»r oaal exi-t -uce, il the nut'ons of tUe cattti to visit our land, and to witness fie evidence oio •rking and effecU a century n .4 1( to ail A Ox the 22d. in the Senate, W. H. Barmun was awnm In as Senator from Connecticut. A peti tion V?«s presented and referred from A. M. CJapp, Con^resMrma) lVinter. to the efl'ect that he in an officer of the Senate that ureal injustice had been done him 07 the committee on rriutina ot the llonau that the book# of his office were tained from him by that committee, and that opportunl'y had been given him for planation of the charges against him 1 impeachment question was further con sidered....In the House, the leave absence of Speaker Kerr was extended days A resolution was adopted relative to the protection ot American citizen* in the Ottoman Kmpire, as wa* aJ»o the resolution to nial year—there the mementoes aud inouttmentf* ~r the vil-tu. S or the and here itie shocking videncuii ot the demorali/.aiioii ami cvrtupiiuu thri iu the way. Pitzhugh, aud to iranafer the duties of Doorkeeper to the Serjeant at-Arms until further orders. A proposed amendmeni Js'avaJ Appropriation bill, reducing the number of naval ofticera and their pay, was rejected In Committee of the Whole. The independents in National Conven tion. The National Independent Conventn met at Indianapolis on the 17th. A.bout 250 delegates were in attendance. The Hon. Ignatius Donnelly, of Minne sota. was chosen temporary Chairman, and made a short spccchon (he financial ques tion. A permanent organisation was effected by the election of Hon. Thomas J. Dur.'inl, of the District of Columbia, as permanent President, and a number of Vice-Presidents and four Secretaries. On taking the chair, Mr. Durnnt deliv ered a somewhat lengthy address, mainly devoted to the currency question. He re viewed the financial history of the coun try, and from its lessons drew the con clusion that a National paper currency, based on the credit of the Government, and made receivable for all forms of taxes, duties and debts, and convertible into in terest-bearing bonds, at some equitable rate of interest, and reconvertible into currency at the will of the holder, will secure a uniformity of value to a degree that srold has never attained, and conduce to tlie general business prosperity of the people of the country. The reading of this address was frequently interrupted by applause. N. J., and At the session on the 18th the following platform was adopted The Indvpeiutf'.H pwrtj w called into uxie'euee bv thi are pi reward bv a ruluou^ policy, can and f)e»n»»cr:Uic parties retuse tochat iu view ol lhe lailure of these panics »olu liei to ihe depleted industries of the thereby d.sappninting the just hopes and lions tif A suflerins' people, we declareou pit's, HUti invite all iudepeuden and pat to jo this i must necessarily bring i to the mean iuipillsi i of the Amene tp peopli promising det to make th: duty in this respect is plain tiud ii worn-out clap trap of lair promise forms will not -atisfy it neither professions on I he part of candid words are needed, but acts not but men and we therefore dectai all good citizens to join us. tl at at Presidential election we shall support date who, iu pub ic position, ever countenanced corrupt practices or combinations, impeded their exposure or punishment, or opj»os necessary measures of reform. \N e shall support no candi date who, while possessing ofllcial inil ence and power, has tailed to use his opportunities iu ex posing and correcting abuses coming within the reach of his observation, but for personal and party ends has permitted them to festwr on tor such men may tie counted 011 not to uncover aud crush corruption, but for the party sake merely 10 conceal it more. "We shall support no candidate, however con spicuous his position or brilliant his ability, iu uagers have those ot the reformer for he will be inclined to continue that fundamental abuse—the employment of the Gov ernment service as a machinery for personal or party ends. We wiull support no candidate who. however favorably judged by his nearest friends, is not publicly k:.own to possess those qtialitiis o i n genuine pie cannot now atlord to risk the future of* the Kepttblic in experiments on merely supposed virtue of rumored ability, to he trusted on the strength of private recommendaiion. Iu one word, at present, no candidate should be held entitled to the support of patriotic citi zens of whom the question may be fairly asked, "is ho really the man to carry through a fhorouijh-goiug reform of the Government? Can he with certaiuly be depended upon to possess the moral courage and sturdy resolution to grap ple with abuses which have acquired the sireugth of established custom, and to ihis eud firmly resist the pressure, even of his party friends Whenever there is room lor such ques tion. and doubt as to the answer, the candidate shi uld be considered unfit lor this emergency. This is no lime for so-called availability spring ing from distinction gained on fields of ucfion foreign to the duties of Goverumeut, nor for that far more dangerous sort of availibiiity which consist- in this- that the candidate be neither so b.id as to repel good citizens, nor so good as to oiscoiirage the bad ones. Passive virtus in the highest piace has too olten been known to pre vent ihe growl of active vice below. The man to be imrus'ed with the Presidency this year MIust have deserved not only the confidence ot honest-men. but also the fear and hatred of the thieves. He who manages to conciliate the thieves cannot be the candidate. Every Ameri can citizen who has the luisre of the Itepuhlic aud the rvattonal bouor sincerely ai heart shou.d solemnly resolve that the country must now ave a President whose name is al ready a watchword ot reform whose capacity and courage for the work are matters of record rather than of promise who will restore the sim plicity. independence and rectitude of the early Administrations, aud whose life wi 1 be a guaran tee of his fidelity and titness--u man at the mere sound ot w hose name, even, the mo^t disheart ened will take new courage, and all mar-kind will say the American* are indeed in earnest to re store the ancient purity of their Government.'' '•Therefore, fellow-citizens, the undersigned, in addressing you, are not animated by the am bitiou to form or lead a new party. Most of us have long been, and mill are, warmly attached to theit puty asi-oeiatious. It would be mo^t grati fying to us to see, by purty actioj, candidates put forward who e character and record answer tnese requirements, which present circumstances render imp rat ve. We earnestly hope and tru.-t it will be so. We shall gladly fo low etich a lead, and make every effort iu our power to render it successful. Hut wniie we are ready to accept any and every good result of patty actiou, we atlirm that the moral reform of our public con cerns is infinitely superior in importance to the 11 ti-rcsH of auy political pa ty. Glad to o mot- tuat reform through party at tiou, we snail insist upon it at all eveuts. Should patty ac t.SQ fail, xperience itjuches us tbat the habitual submispi n of good cifizeus to choice ofevi.s pre sented to th'-in by parly organizations is one of thr, most, prolific causes of corruption in our poli tics. 'i he acceptance by the people of lhe argu ment that one party ma.v be bad. and still entitled to the support of good men because the other party is still worse, will induce each to consider how nad it may safely be. It will strengthen in each lhe most unscrupulous elements aou subject hc will of the people to the s'ibiite tyranny of organizations wielded by those who live by poli tics. "To break that tyranny by a stern refusal to sti mit to such a choice of evils is the first be ginning in the reform of our political life. With out this all other steps will prove unavailing. We shall sincerely rejoice to see the necessity of independent action avoided. We earnestly hope that the efforts to this end. being made by the friends of reform within party lines, will be crowncd with success, and that the just oxpecta M' ns of the people may not be doomed to disap pointment. Indeed, we are confident that if all 1 hose of our fellow-citizens who in their hearts agree with what we have said, will only take the courage openly to proclaim theirconvictions and purposes, such a maniiestaiion alone would pro duce an effect .sufficient to secure nomination-, and an election inaugurating a better order of things. we, therefore, appeal to all good citizens who find their own sentiments expressed in this ad dress, be they or onUiue of party lines, to, organise in their respective districts ana comma- J»E VOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF TAMA COUNTY. TOLEDO, TAMA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1876. THE LIBERAL REFORMERS. nicate with the Kxecutir* Committee »ppoiiited by thi.« zneefiug. so tbat efficVcai co-operatur. may T&elr Addrem to the people ot tk» 'J*™* I™* t. fc- ,nff iU ea the influence ot patriotic pnbnc opinion to bear upon thn* who. iu the cu-tomary wav, are ihe adaresg to the American people adopted at soon to nominate flie party candidates: and then. in any ewni. let uc bf. ready toOo what the bent iu* teretftcot'thj-Ifepub/j'c Ch-mand. Our generation has to open the second centurv of our National life, as the father- opened the tint. Tbf-irs was the work of independence. Our# is the work of re formation. The one if aa vital now- aw the other was th« n. Sow. &h then, every true American must have the courage to do lite duty. the recent Reform Conference held i city oper^ up With a statement that never be fore in our Vmtory has the public mind been so profoundly agitated by apprchensfons of dangers ari-ing from the prevalence of corrupt tendencies and practice* in our political life, aud never has there been greater reason for it. Wc will not display here in detail the distressing catalogue of disclosures which for several years have fol lowed one auo' her in rapid oucceee/oo, and seem to have left scarcely a single sphere of our polit ical life untouched. The records of courts, or State Legislatures, and (he 'artonai Congress, speak with terrible plainness, and still they are adding to the scandaious exhibition." Cam Scjir1z, Missouri. Chairman. MARTIN BKIMMP.K. MaHfiichUMttfl. L, r. s. T'o^tku. Conurcticuu PARKE Gonwis, "Sew Vo k. JOUN W. Ilorr, W'tcouein." Signed by Theodore 1. Woolaey, President, the Vice-Prcaidents and Secretaries of the Con ference. National Platform of tlie Prohioi tloois(«« The platform adopted by the recent National Prohibition Convention reaf. firms the prohibition plank of the plat- form ot 1812, and adds tlie following Th« prohibition Reform p««v or the rmted lH,) joieitJL'. u day (f sincerest pride ami rc be hi ofberreppcct•« no without eir-rrpro:\ch «nd hnmiliatlon. Of thin, the cor* ruptou revealed Iti our pofitical life ie the caiice. ot the American peopU said, every patriotic citiaen fcefa *the 'hi i the spectacle prevented in the Ceuten States, or^anixed in the name ot the people vive. enforce and perpetuate iu the Movernincnt the doctrines of th- Declaration ot lndepend ence, ttubmit in the. Couteunial Year of the Ke for the suflrajjei* of all ««*od citizeus, the following platform of National reiorms and meas ure i. Th* h-cal prohibition in the "District of Columbia, the Tcrritorfe*. and every other place ft. of the import*- inn i-onri, .... i! mi lo render rhe»e ir«»hibitorv measuvei univ(*r«al and records of ietfislalive bodies. iilu^.,»t* ttl^ the pi'Iificai mor il.- of to-t y. and hi« before all mankind s»oU'mnly summoned as a witness to the exhibition and a pjest to rhe ream. Never wan there caiwc tor keener mortification, and keenly doen it strike everv patriotic heart." The on-tftion is then asked. -How can we avert such dangers and wipe off such atain? Bv prov- hibitory measure* universal and permanent, aud the adoption of treaty ptlpn Itfriont* U'itb Airei^rn powers prevent ihe impor tation and expoitation of all alcoholic beverages. i. The abolition cJa.-a Je^inlation and of spe ciai privilege!# in ihe Government, and the adop tiou of qua: euji'ru^e aud eligibility diati that, ahhoimh the or sex. ment machinery has become cir7upC the''rt tVt oBt the agencies of evi. that stand ailtidinii to the crcat importance of uotne of the queetitns involved in the impending Na tional election, the address savs: Vl,0rave as they are, still, in our present fitua- aa our most pressing duty to re-estahfish the moraJ character of our Oovernineut. andtoel... vate the torn- of our political life. d«CB«f|0" goveriiinent. the greatest calami ty th:it can befall i the N fJn! the of seilUhness p»'litieal aciiou the sys* wi.ich degrades the civil service to the level Ola mere party agency, and treating the oflUer the hired servant of the party, alia taxing him lor party Nippon, wfimu/ates corruptionr and pluc««s it under party protection the Kvstem which brings the orgain/au'ou of tin? parties un tl ot the most selfishly-interested, p/ac'.' clenu-D and thereiore most active, Mers and tbo jdare-hiinl eanizc. a stsndiug arinv ol politicfi! inmvna l's. to be paid out of the Treasury ot ihe Uoveru ent, who, by organized action, endeavor to hjugate the will of the people to their ends. hrouyh the cultivation of a tyrannical party Bplllf Kverv student of that since the spoil? political history knows so lout: a* this system i-ts wi 'i, ,-1/ i'l* seViiic officers so far as practicable, bv a direct vote ol rions and demoralizing \enoeuces corrnni ion tfu eligious creed, property 3'-.T?e at P.r?Prift,lon °f the public 1 body of the people are sound and stronlr at the hmitcd quantities to actual Ktttere ovly ductioo of the rates of inland aud ocean postage, of telegraphic communication, of railroad and of the public laudB in practical point by force of laws wisely and ju«fiv I framed, wftb reference not only tothe interests of thfl LTri^!rfuyed'l)Ull° lhc ciil{ms of The abolition of those foul enormities', poly#- ite? i 'h ^i s^Vorttix drift into that runotis aJJ f"htraS^bl?^"" j."!1 The N at !i»ral ohservanco of the. Christian Wab of ticmtUin tlw.if ^J,\9 l»ath bv law* \irnhihi:ing ordinary labor and busi- H'F: I in all departments of the public service and charity ne/s in departments ot the public service a republic. It is a simple miestum of life or death etnploym-nl work*-of nece«ity, cm A corrupt monarchv may last bv the rule of force," I a"d a corrupt republic "cannot endure It ia useless ^'U' to console ourselves with theidea that the cor rtiption anions us innst be aseribi-d solely to Lhe immediate fleets of the Civil War. and will. Without 0" effort ar reform, soon pass away. There is another eansu which is not transitory, but threatens to become permanent, ir the sjretem which has made fhe oillees of lhe Govern ment the lucre sport of party victory mv svsr.jm .i. t. trust and re«p ft-H and i party V:*ru.,,te1, °P thttt -.*?• f'v "JaDfta'ory provis 1K'°P1'-*- will e -utinue to grow in exteuf and power, for 13. The prar.Mce of a friendly and liberal policy patriotism an true ,neri will more and more be 10 •dedoutof political life bv unscrupulous self* ishues«. The war has oniy given a sudden stimulus to thi!* tendiucy, but without the war it would have prown up, and will not cease to grow as long as the hotbed of corruption the spoils system, la-ts. The skin iu corrn,»r. practices acquired by one generation ot spoilsmen win only he improved upon by the next. The result we know. We have already reaped so great a harvest of dis aster aud shame thai, we repeat, it has now be come the lirst duty of the American people to re establish the moral character of the Government by thoroughrelorm. What cau wc do toward thi* end in the impend ing National election? In this respect, fellow citizens, we consider it our duty to speak very plainly. Never were the cause of good Govern ment and the houorof the American name more itumediaieiy dependent on the character, ability and reputation of the men lo be selected for the highest ofliecs. In view of the grave eireum staueesat present surrounding us, we declare that the couutn cannot now afford to have auy lected to Ute Presidency whose, very name clusi' ninatn for financ tmnngrants from all nations, and the ^mrsuiee Tlie Centennial Programme. THK following is the programme for the future of the Centennial Exhibition Grand Commemoration ceri'inonit'S, July 4. Trials of harvrating mnchiniv. Juno and Jnly. Trials of tillage implements, September and October. Exhibit of horses, mules ind asses, Sept. 1-15. Exhibit of horned cattle. Sept. i'O lo Oct, 5. Kxhibit of eheep, swine, goats and hogs, Oct. 10-55. tes. Not mer«. aud call upon at the coming candi Kxhibit of poultry, Oct. 2S to Nov. 10. Main Exhibition closes Nov. 10. Kxhibit* must be removed by Dec. 31. In connection with the Exhibition, or during the time it is open, the following society meetings, parades, regattas, etc., will occur Knights Templar, ail 11 nil conclave, May 30 grand parade, June 1. Women's International Convention, Jano 10— 12. World's Temperance Congress, June 13. Women's National Union Fair will begin June 13. Order of Good Templars, special gathering, June 13. Regatta (New York Harbor), June 22. Yacht regatta, Delaware River, iu June. International cricket matches, June and Sep tember. Congress of authors. Independence Hall, .) illy 2. Parade of Irish societies (dedication of Catho lic Total Abstinence Fountain) Jnly 4. Tarade of military organizations, July 4. Parade of lTnited American Mechanics, July 8. Parade of Knights of Pythias, Aug. 82. International rowing regatta, Aug. 20 to Sept. 15. International rifle matches, September. International Medical Congress, Sept. 4. Parade, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Sept. 20. —One of the citizens of Danbury, Conn., who had just returned Irom the West, was telling in Merrill's grocery of a narrow escape lie had from a terrible death. He was crossing along railroad bridge on foot, when he was surprised to see a loco motive coming around a curve. and tear ing toward him at a terrific speed. The bridge was too narrow to allow of escape at either side, and he did not dare to jump into the yawning abyss below. Ill a flash he look in the situation and lornied his plan of action. Ite started on a switt ruu toward the oncoming locomotive, and when within a tew feet of it tie concen trated all his nejve and muscle into one effort, and leaped straight up in the air. The fearful monster shot under him, and he came down on the bridge, saved from death, but seriously shaken up by the de scent. There was a moment of deep si lence upon the close of this narration. Then one of the company sighed, antl shut up his kDit'e, and unexpectedly said: What's the use of presence of mind when a man can lie like that?" —There is often pathos in an advertise ment, especially where Ihe navigation in terest is on the wane. A Chicago news paper prints the following: "Any lady whose husband is bringing lumber to Chicago, and who can induce said hus band to pay morethan starvation rates to a 150,000-feet vessel, can learn of some thing to my auvantage by applying to me on the Lumber exchange docks. Father of Five Children." —A New York casting firm which ad vertises to make old bells as good as new," was as'onished the other day to re ceive a call from an old b-e-l-l-e, who wanted to be "rejuvenated." —A Chicago wife asked for a divorce because her husband was habitually drunk. He admitted being habitually drunk, and pleaded that as an excuse for not bringing the suit himself. —The spring excursion ana picnic crop il iVf backward i» Lift Superior. IOWA STATE NEWS. Tn Governor has teiued th« foDowlng proclamation:' To tht People of the State of Tovxt I take pleasure in callifte the attention Of the people to this Congressional resolution (referring- to a resolution passed by Congress requesting the' people of the several States delivered an historical sketch of such ty anl town, etc., Approved March IS, ISTCi, and in bespeukiuir for it responsive action. We arc very happily situated to carry out its object. Our history, eventful aa it has been, can be told by men who have witnessed it all, and, indeed, help make It. The desired sketched of our counties, towns and town Bhips can be made by such peon.im, while they can furnish material for all of then). It is slighted tbat narratives be prepared and read on the day dc.-i^imted: 1. Of the several counties. 2. Of the several townships. 3. Of the several cities and towns. And that one copy of each Uc transmitted to the Congressional Library, one to the State Librarv at l)ea Moinea, and one to the State Historical Society at Iowa City, and oue tiled with the Auditorof the eouuty. The value of the information thus amazed would W materially augmented could it be Supplemented with other sketches, sueh, for instance, as 4. Of school districts under both prescnt and former organizations 5. Of colleges, acadamica and other pri vate institutions ofJearnin# 6. of the various church organization* of the State 7. Of the missionary, benevolent, literary, scientific, and fraternal associations N. Of agricultural proem's, including his tories of State and county societies 9. Of the manufacturing interests, includ ing notices of organizations for furthering thesanie 10. Of the mining interest^ 11. Of the mercantile interests 12. Of the several professions And, in chore, of all enterprises or occn pations whose history may in anv manner il lustrate the development of the resonrcc* of the State, its past jro^ress aud its present condition. It is suggeted that the last vel to the lowest named sketchc* 0e prt«*nted to the awut-iu- W. pent rat go«a.t tiona or bodiea interested for their inform a* The suppression bv law of lotteries and gam bling in fcold. etockc, produce and ty. and the penal inhibition oi I the u»e of tile public niai/e foradrertisiu^Bchemcs W: »'r tion at such time as inuv suit their conven* I icncc, and copies sent to the State Library and the State Historical fiocletv. UU\ ulsjO tO I the central authority of the association, de nomination, or order In eases where individ ual societies are thus connected, it is recomnicuucd that appointments he made at an early day of proper persons to prepare the sketches, so JIB to afford all the time practicable for such preparation. In testi mony whereof, 1 have hereunto set tllV band and causcd to be affixed the ^rcat seal of the provisions ual ald State Coustitutious.andby all necessary legislation, of a system of free public f-chools f««r the universal and enforced education of all the youth of the laud. a. 7'he free use of the Bible, not as a grouud of religious creeds, bu* as a text-book of the purest morafttv, fhe beet Jib' -ty. and the noblest Utera ture iu our public schools, tnat our children may grow 0p id ire J'b'bt. and tbat its spirit and prin ciple® may pervade our Nation. 9. The separation of fhc (Government, in all its departments ami in/iiuutotis, including the pub lic schools and all fuudd for thetr maintenance, from the control of every religious sect or Other association, and the protection alike of ail sects by equal laws, with entire freedom of religious faith and wort-hip. 10. 7*he introduction into all treaties hereafter negotiated with reign Government* a provfe IOU lor lite amicable settlement of international difficulties by arbitration. 11. The abolition of all barbarous modes and State of Iowa. Done at Dee Moines this eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord OUC thousand eight hundred'and £eveaty-six. of the Republic the one hundredth, and oi -the State the thirteenth. Cljvoniclc. I assemble Jufy4, IS7«, al tlu-ir respective liases and county seats, anil cause to have to assemble Ju SAJtfC'ffL J. KlKXWOODt the Governor: JOSIA.1I T. YOUNG,Secretary of State. and of equal rights M.'The separation of the money of the Govern ment from all baukiug institutions. The Na tional Government only should exercise the high prerogative ot issuing paper money, and that should he subject to prompt redemption on de msntl, 4*» «4ui «iunl ards of \aTtte recognized by the civilized world. 15. The reduction of the salaries of public offi cetsinajust ratio wirh lhe decline of wages and market prices the abolition of siuecures. uuuec* essaryoQic.es. and official fees nnd perquisites the practice of strict economy iu the Government expenses, and a free and thorough investigation into all alleged abuses of public t.usts. THE Democratic. State Convention met ftt Des Moines, ou the Kth, 329 delegates being present. The Convention was temporarily organised by the appointment of Judge Kinnc as Chairman, and Messrs. Walker and i Garner as Secretaries. The usual commit tees were appointed and the Convention ad journed for dinner. In the afternoon the Convention was permanently organized by the election of Hun. H. If. Trimble as Presi dent. After protracted debate it was decided i to hold another Convention for the nomina tion of a State ticket. The following Were elected delegates to the National Conven tion*. At Large—H. H. Trimble, Oaris M. M. jfam, Dubuque D. O. Finch, Polk and M. F. Montgomery, Pottawattomie, with Edwin Campbell, Jefferson J. If. Crawford, Scott S B. Evans, Wapello I. Van Meter, Humboldt, ad alternates. The fol lowing delegates from the various districts were selected'. Edtnond Yea ger, Lee* D. W. McKittcrick, Des Moines A. Munr/.e Jnn««: E. II. Thayer. Clinton L. E. Ainsworth, Fayette C. M. r«.i. Buchanan G. R. Getlcr, Ccrro Gordo G. C. Wright, Bremer Peter A. Day, Johnson L. G. Kinnc, Tama H. B. Hendcr?hell, Wapello T. J. Anderson, Marion D. M. Baker, Lucas V. Wainwright, Warren Jacob Williams, Pottawatomie W. A. the dis- at higher anirv in of that thy of our ape and ,Na- re^ards th« reiortn of criminal* ai» a the prevention of crime. ibovi.ion ol'executive and legislative and the elccliou of President, Yice Cld'ed Starrs Senators, and ot all civil practicable, by a direct vote ol means f.i U. The patronage Presit' vastness of display in the machinery department is far superior in all its details, and the Exhibition iu the 1*111 n building- also excels. As for the attend ance, it is not in any respect inferior. At the early stages of an exhibition, when its incompleteness is taken into considera tion. an affair, of this kind never takes complete hold of the people throughout the country and the warld until it has been a month in running order. Those who come at first are tiie advance guard who advertise it throughout the length and breadth Of the land. I was at the Vienna, three weeks after it opened, and it had not made a-s much advance in popular favor then at this has in five days. At the Paris Exhibition at night the attendance was kept up by grand concerts on the grounds, at Which the juost eminent mu­ sicians took part. The admission wasone franc, or five francs per week, with tilO photograph of the subscriber upon the ticket, tor which one franc was charged at the first purchase, antl probably the man agement of this affair may find in time that season tickets are preferable when it comes to be understood that it will require a month of days at least for auy human being to get over the grounds with any degree of satisfaction. But take it all in all, no mistake can be greater than not to suppose, from all appearances, that this exhibition will be as popular aud success ful as any vet held." A significant fact, anil one which in alt future expositions, lioth in this country and elsewhere, should be noted and guard ed against is the turdiness of American merchants and manufacturers in sending in to tlie proper authorities their applica­ tions for space, and when that is granted them, their exhibits to lie placed iu posi tion, always in the hurly-burly, ever in the rear, and making a big shout and big blow about their enterprise. They put In an appearance with their goods when the show is fairly under way, caring nothing whether they disarrange thatwllicll is al- Stowe, Fremont J. P. Allison, Woodbury T. L. Bowman, Carroll. Two alternates from each of the Congressional Districts were chosen. The following resolutions were adopted: The D.- nt lo elltio assembled, while pledging earnest .support to the declaration of principles that will he given to the country tiy the St. fnuis Con vention declare its follows their views upon the vital questions now befure the Republic for discussion ind adjustment: That in view of the weukness of its administration of justice and the corruption wliieh reeks in every part of the public service, disgracing us at home aud degrading abroad, is wit nessed evidence of the unfitness of the party I in power to longer bear the responsibilities of jj»m.'rnment. JiexoU:i'd, That we demand and will en force honesty and reform in the (lovern ment, and demand of our National Conven tion such earnest pledges of uprightness and dcccney for the administration of the country as shall command tlie confidence of its purest and most patriotic men, and the selection of standard.bearers whose lives, private and ollleial, are a guarantee to the country of their ability o carry forward the great work of reform made immediately necessary by tlie corruptions and crimes of the Republican party. lietuh'fd. That inasmuch as gold is the rec ognized standard of values througho.ut the world and furnishes the basis for general trade and commerce, we favor an early re turn to specie payment, because it will place the business interests of the country ou a sure aud satisfactory basis, and secure us from the uncertainties attending the ex istence of two moneyed mediums of unequal values. At the same time, we believe that a forced and sudden resumption of specie payment, such as contemplated by the so called Sherman resumption act of 1875," will cause wide-spread disaster and ruin to our business interests lias had and is now having a blighting effect on all industry, and being one of the many blunders of the Republican party, should tie repealed. SEXATOA MILLER, of Blackhawk County, is mentioned as a Republican candidate for Congressional honors in the Fourth District. THK latest reports from St. Louis give the fo%wing as the current priccs for lead ing staples: Flour—XXX.Fall. |5.00@5.B2}£ Wheat—Xo. 2 Red Winter, »1J»X@1.40 No. S Red Winter, •1.29(21.30 Corn—No. Mixed, 4.-i(ff«c Oats—No. 2, 38^@38Xe. Rye—No. 2, 6 ''fi'llc, Barley—No. 2, 85($ 90c Pork—$21.25@21.50 Lard— $12.00if$ 12.10 llogs—$0.50(37.15 Cattle—t4.0Ot3 5.15. Xerits and Prospects of the Centen nial Exposition. EVBKY day, however, shows that the energy and determination of the Centen nial Board of Finance and a few of the Centennial Board of Commissioners in opening the Exhibition at alt hazards on time has had an admirable effect. True, it is not in a finished condition, but then the public have encountered no disap pointments, unless it be pleasureable ones. They were fully informed of the progress and condition of the work, and found it far in advance of what they an ticipated. On the other hand, #verything connected with the inaugural ceremonies went off with thc precision of clockwork, and gave an impetus and eclat to the en terprise which will successfully tide it over the intervening time, when it can stand on its own merits and ask no favors further than the inspection aud criticism of all intelligent men. As much cannot be said of any preceding World's Fair, and I have seen a few of them, and that fact is readily acknowledged by all our foreign visitors. Especially is it true ot the latest European Exhibition, that at Vienna, with which our own, following so soon in its footsteps, gains greatly by comparison in point of completeness and promptness. My words are iully borne out by thc remarks of a well-informed American whom I met going through the main building. Hehad been prescnt at the Paris and Vienna exhibitions, and his comparison of this with others is worth recording. u It is," said he," in all the variety and ground, but it was no fall." The child -n |lc tlie ring he dnngled w itliin a few inches i a wonder that the life was not cru.shed out ot him when his fiery little steeds jammed —Who ever heard of a school of fish breaking into a field and eating up tlie crop! And yet a California NUMBER 22. CENTEXMAJ, JO 1'TINGS. A NEWSPAPER man figures op that there will be 80,000 articles on exhibi tion. A CASE of electric eels from tlie Senegal and the Nile arc in the Egyptian depart ment. THE Coast Survey Servicc exhibits models of lighthouses with steady and (lash tights. FOR the uniform price of fifty cents passengers are carried in the Philadelphia hacks to any part of the city. THE Dritish department of the JEathibt ticn is observed to be extremely ricli in the ceramic ware and art furniture. In these classes of goods the department excels. HORTICULTURAL IIALL, for beauty and order is said to be the gem ol the whole fair. An organ played by electricity by a little machine that reads notes stands in the gallery and plays music which few of the promenaders among the pulms and orange trees below imagine is made with out hands. If they knew how curiously ingenious is the note-reading apparatus, the young inventor would be besciged from morning to night by an inquisitive crowd. JTb ri'T it mildly the prices charge-3 by the Philadelphia restaurant- are exorbi tant. A Xew York Tribune correspond ent paid Dinety-eiglit cents for a few swallows of we-ik soup, a mutton chop and n bit of bread. If hehad taken potatoes his bill would have been increased by fifty cents, and if roast beet', by eighty cents. This was at a French restaurant. The prices at the American reslaurants were somewhat smaller, but still twice as great as at like establishments before tlie advent of the Exposition. The official catalogue of the Exposition the correspondent of theNew York Times says cannot be commended. Paper a ml type are good, but all the rest is bad— ready in^ilace or mar the genet til elR'cts very bad. The coarse pasteboard covers of the surroundings by tlie presence of the i jvarp Without the leaft provocation, and huge, Unsightly cases that contain their rhe interleaving of advertising pages with especial wares. An instance of what I the text is an imposture upon tile leader, have called attention to is the official state- who has a right in buying the catalogue ment made to-day by the Centennial all- to an opportunity of looking it over with thorities, that no less than 800 applica- ou A Child Rider in a Circus. AN attendant upon a recent circus ex hibition in Detroit gives, in the Free Prm, the following account of one por tion of the performance: A coupteof very brisk little ponies came galloping in and took up my attention. At lirst it seemed as if they were riderless, but as they came dashing around the ring I saw on one of them a little child about ntl Hall. Those tour years old, tightly clutching the shag gy mane with both hands. He was a handsome little boy, with fair, curly hair and a bright, winsome face, which was now deeply marked with lines of fear as lie swept past, dinging to his perilous posi- tried to stand on the pony twice he failed, and each time a savage snap from iho rimrmnster's wbiD encouraced the lit tle fellow to try again. At last lie stood erect, and then amid tlie applause of the crowd, he managed to get a foot on each tx-itit^ torccd to read jjotirea of Smith's tious for space, over three-tourths of which fertilizers aud Brown-S ready-made cloth are from Americans, are now awaiting answers.—Philadelphia Cor. Chicago Timet. ing, while turning the pages for informa tion about exhibits." ON the loth of ,1 une tlie Women's Inter National Christian Temperancc Union will meet in Philadelphia. The session will continue for two days, and delegates interested iu the cause will be present from every part of the civilized globe. The Worlds Temperance Congress, under the auspices ot the Women's Society, will meet on the Kith, and on the same day a fail' under ttc auspices of the IV'omen's National I /lion will open in florticultu interested in the Temperance cause will find the second and third weeks in June the most desira ble time for visiting the great Centennial Exhibition. THE names of the American Judges of the various groups have been announced tion. Alter going around the ring he tiroup4—Animal and vegetable products and the machinery for their preparation is constituted as follows: E. A. llorsford, nf u«t«r.l,n™rtn. tl *.".1,1 «f \W York Col. J. F. Tobias, of Pennsylvania Col. John liradford, of Florida Gen. 11. M. Nagle, of California Uuido Marks pony, and, waving one hand, he hurrahed of Ohio 11. T. Brown, of Indiana Wilt in answer to a warning whip-snap, and (er Green, of Wisconsin tl. If. 3Iil and his shrill, childish voice was tremu lous with terror. At last one foot slipped, and he fell partly down between the po nies, but saved himself by getting an arm over the neck of one and tightly graspin ler, of Maryland James M. Sha/l'er, of Iowa, (jiroup 23—Agricultural imple ments, and implements of horticulture and gardening—has forjudges: John P. Reynolds, of Illinois S. L. Qrinnell, of the mane of the other, as he hung between Washington Geo. E. Woring, of Ithode thein while they galloped more wildly Island-. Jus. Bincc, of Oregon. The for than ever. I expected to see a dozen eign judges will receive $1,000 and the ring men spring to his rescue, but no one American judges $000 each for their stirred—only vicious cracks of the whip as amid the breathless silence of the crowd the little boy vainly tried to regain his place on the pony's back. Twice around the ring he went, and then the tiny hands loosened, and the poor lit tle fellow fell between the ponies. Every body wondered why he didn't reach the services. TUB absurdity of refusing a dollar for two persons, or two dollars for four, is too evident and annoying to be long continued. On the opening day hundreds were turned bu :k from the gates, which they had gained by pa tient waiting in line, and obliged to fall 0 a was tied, not quite as tightly as Mazeppa, j-0I. digging money, or submit to the ex to the ponies and as they raced around together as they swung around the circle, js requisite is that the gatekeeper At last they were stopped, and the child i longer one at the office torti()n ()f thc spccu iators in no sj10Ujt| was takcu by the arm and set on the pony |j,t, How many go to a circus in the fond hope that they will see somebody kill him self. This is a very laudable desire, and I have nothing to say against it, for if a man, rather than learn some useful trade, chooses to perform and break his neck, thus maiming himself for life, il is no body's business but his own but when a poor little child is forced through such a terrible ordeal it is time either to stop talking about civilization or to bury the men who risk their lives to fill their purses. When they use him so inhuman ly before the people, w hat must be tlie treatment he gets behind the scenes, where he is sworn at, whipped and kicked into doing what his child nature must hold in terror. ||7« {Toledo Chronicle* THE CHHONICI,* Is published fit the County SMt if Tama, one of the largest, richest, HUM central •HKl pupuluilri counties in Iowa. It is the oldest p* pui iu tbe COI'.my fifty-ctnt ^cs_ Everybody sees lhe reason why ol the ground, wilhout Ihe luxury of tall- ]jlt, gatekeepers cannot make change but ing and-,having the agony ever. It seemed I uobo(ly understands why a dollar bill can- ]1(l^ |)e pU( jn {]l6 j,ox n payment for two a(]missjon5) as well as two hull-dollars, Ikith ns much money in liis box as re,rjster with an emphasis that spoke plainer than words: There, stick on next time." Hurdles were then placed before the horses, and, after a wild canter around the ring, the little boy again fell off and hung in his ropes while the ponies leaped over the bariiers, each lime jerking thc breath out of the unfortunate little child that hung between them. I have heard of dead criminals being hung in chains in time past, and I don't suppose they made any complaints about it, but to hang a living creature, and that a child of four years, with ropes between two galloping ponies, seems to me a trille more barbar ous. I would be pleased to see the ropes and the hanging applied, but iu a differ ent manner, to those who force him to do this dangerous work. They also made the child wtilk a tightrope, and, as might be expected, he slipped and this time fell to the ground, the heavy pole striking him in the face, but he smiled and said "All right," kindly persuaded to do so by the iron grip of his master on his puny arm, and had to repeat the performance. on bis turnstile calls for. On the third day a stalwart countryman of fered a one-dollar bill for himself and wife, and was told, like thousands of other visitors, that he must bring two lifty-cent notes, lie expostulated a little while, with no effect but to irritate the gatekeep er. Then he roared, in a voice of thun der: "Take the money and let us in or I'll knock you down." The affrighted official broke the rule and allowed the couple to pass in. A NEW YORK Tribune reporter quotes as descriptive of the Philadelphia Exlii bition thc lines of a poet who wrote of the first Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, just a quarter of a century ago: There'B stavm ingyncs That ctands in line?, BnArmotis aud amazing, That Fqncal and puort like whales in aport, OrKleptiants a graziutf. Therc'a cans and U'gs. And pinw'for pigs, There's dibblera and there's harrows, And plow's like toys For littlu noys. And ille'iant wheelbarrows.'' And a world more of every sort of tiling in every department of human industry and production. The display is so im mense that it is impossible to attempt a description even of its salient features. A serious task lies before the uian who thinks of'seeing the Exhibition.' Thc plain truth is that if you wish really to 'see' the Fair, you must stay half the summer if you only want to run through it, yeu must stay not less than a week." centennial Traveling Suits. WHAT shall we wear to the Centennial is the query of numerous correspondents. The suif tor the journey to and from Phil adelphia is more especially the object of inquiry, as the dress worn in the Centen ial buildings will naturally be just what KCWsPsPer the past winter, owing to the submersion I of the fields by high water, and the fish feeding on the tender grain roots. A grumbling old bachelor, after list ening to the following, "She was her niuver's own little darlin' wopsy popsy deary duckay, so she was, an' she inus' keep still," asks, "why don't women talk some decent kind of English to their chil dren ?T' _A man with a bald head is generally a po&bed gnttMMn. tj,e wearer would use at home on semi­ says that large quantities of wheat in that occasions—costumes of wool and State have been destroyed by fish during or a n gilk, or, as the summer ad vanteS) of batiste or greBadine. ent ladies do not undertake a journey of any length without a traveling cloak, and this clonk is so large and so completely protects and conceals everything beneath It, that the traveling dress has come to be an item of secondary interest. These cloaks are made at present of light cloth, serge, or water-proof, while for thc sum mer they will be fashioned of linen and of a heavy Louisine (twilled silk) of En glish manufacture, as light aud superior of its kind as is the English water-proof. and ONE of the oldest in thO State--having BAU ESTABLISHED in TSRIE. Its cfrca •Bf'O" beinslar^and constantly iiicn.».-*in:*. mftkes -FC a very da*irubt* »lvei-tNlog medium tor BUEIM9S •UN and mamifueturevs wishing to bring tfieir •gpotls and wares to tie m.tirr- of the people of Ceutral Iowa. Advertising rates made knewn on application. JOB PRINTING Ot every description executed with neatneu «C ttspatctl. Special at£eution paid to PBINTIiNG IK COLORS. Your favors earnestly solicited. The shapes are loose Ulsters, or elso -Hp? Cloaks, or circulars with hoods, all: ot which have been described in former numbers of the Duz.i•. Tiny cost lYotn $12 to $24. They are abundantly supplied with pockets, are trimmed with substan tial braids, have strong ivory buttons, and may be looped in various ways to shorten them into very nicc-Iooking over dresses when necessary. Vague, indistinct plaids of dark brown, gray, and maroon are the colors most used. Tlie garments with sleeves are preferred for traveling eloafcsr, as it is necessary to use the arms often in traveling, anil circulars without armholes confine the arms in a clumsy way. The ronnd hat and long scarf veil are bought wilh reference to the color of the cloak. As tor tlie dress beneath the cloak, it is so well protected that ladies who do not wish to carry much luggage venture to wear one of their best suits, such as a black silk costume, or any other fabric that will endure crushing anil look fresh afterward for general wear. Above *11 others, the thin, light, wool nrmurcs ami de beges, either plain or striped, trimmed With many rows of wool braid, are cfim mended for service at any time (luring the months of the Exposition. These should be made up in a light and simple manner, such as a Boiteuse polonaise and walking skirt, for Philadelphia is a warm city, and light (not weighty) clothing Will be desirable. The skirts of such drcS&efl should be short, or else arranged so that they can easily be shortened to clear the round when walking. Batiste and ging­ ham suits will tie made in the same com pact fashion to wear at midsummer. Itough satin-faced straw bonnets will be worn tor traveling by elderly ladies, while young ladies will c.mlinc them selves to the comfortable round hats with projecting toque brims, or else Etiglfsb walking lulls, turned up on one side only, or upon both. The veil trimming adopted last year win be revived, with changes. The veil will be wound around theorown, two ends will hang behind, to be again brought to the front around (111! ucck, aud knotted there. The gloves for traveling arc of undressed kid, long wristed, aud of darker brown or gray shades than those chosen for more dreflsy wear. -The lingerie is a plain linen Collar and cull's, or else ornamented \vitk simple hem-stitching, or perhaps a bins border of colored percale. Leather belts are re vived, and their Uuuiliur attaeliments of Chatelaines for I an, vinaigrette, and para iol will come into use &<lam with tlie sell able toilettes of the Centennial summer, when adaptability and service are consult ed rather than show. Striped India shawls are (he favorite traveling shawls at present. They are good enough lor all occasions, and are sold more reasonably just now than lliey have been ut any Pre vious season.—Ihiriier'n BitiUV. A Lion ut Large. A iMn.K African lion, known as "Parker," belonging to Howes & Cnsll ing's Circus and Menauei'ie, ill I latbusb and D'iltli avenues, in Brooklyn, broke some ot thc bars of his cage yesterd.iy afternoou, and (lashed through tlie tent which contained the wild animals into the -'v 'vv'y• '"'de the circus tent, and winch was separated rroni me street by a high board fence. Great ex citement was at once created among tlie performers and employes, who rushed lor the street in their stage costumes. During all the excitement the audience in the main tent was unaware of what was going on in the smaller inelosure and outside. After the performers had lied Jlr. Bowles, the man who had been left by Prof. Los son in charge of the cages, seized a pole and dashed through thc opening into In tent. As he passed one of thc boxes blockading the passage, one of lhe female performers rushed toward him, pursued by the lion. Her clothing had been torn from her back by the animal, which had caught the sweeping trail of her dress, tearing it to shreds. Bowles, as the woman sprang toward him, seized and threw her over one of the large dressing cases, at the same time throwing himself to one side, thus escaping from the in furiated lion. After looking around for a minute in the open space the animal dashed back again toward the menagerie, encountering one of the performing dogs, Patty, in his passage. The lion seized the dog in his jaws, and in an instant crushed it into a shapeless mass. This appeared to mollify his anger, and In crouched upon the ground munching the carcass and growling with satisfaction. Meanwhile, the performers and tent men who could be recalled from llight, col lected about the tent, armed with sticks, poles and clubs. At this time Professor I.osson arrived, and armed with a weapon used for punishing the animal, began the assault on the lion. He ordered his aids to form a semi-circle around the beast, and, approaching it, snapped his whip, shouted, and pointed toward the cage. The animal growled and glared upon liis master, who, keeping his eye upon,it, struck the beast a severe blow across the face. It howled and retreated toward the cage. Following it rapidly up wilh well directed blows, one of which lamed one of the animal's legs, tlie lion was forced into a cage, which was then securely fas tened. The lion was captured in A trie a when he was apparently about lour years old. In the London Amphitheater he kilted his keeper, Thomas Jarvis, a noted lion-tamer.—N. Y. Tribune. A ERTAIN servant-maid was left-handed. Placing the knives and forks upon the dinner-table in the same awkward fashion, her master observed that she had pi.'iced them all left-handed. Ah, true indeed, sir, and so I have—would you be pleased to help me turn the table!" THE MARKET!*. NEW YOltK. LIVE STOCK—Cattle #»W Sluepmhorn).. 5 2» (ft T.00 FLOUR Good to Choice 5.40 5.76 WHEAT—No. ti Chicago 1^ CORN—Western Mixed .r» W OATS—Western Mixed RVE-Western POKK Mess.. UK CHKKSK *OOL—Domestic Fleece.... -88 *.80 (fy 20.88 1*.5) A 12.88 .o-i .i* CHICAGO. BEEVES—Choice Good Medium ... HOGS—Light $4.01 a $B.OO 4..i0 4. T) 4.00 fa 4.50 Heavy B.8.» 7.10 7.'«0 SUEKP—Uoocl. B.oo &.8D choice ti.00 (& 7J8 BUTTER—Choice YellOir.i 2r Good .20 Mt EGGS—Freeh .It Q, .I?M FLOUR—Choice Winter. 7.25 & ..W Cho-ce Spring .MO & £.80 At pres Patent ?-J® GRAIN—Wheat, No. 2, Spring. & l.g* /i,.-., xr„ a .4eli Coru, No. S Oat*, No. 2 Rye, No. 2 Barley,No. 2., *rr t- .tfvt PORK-'Mess ART) ,, LUMBER—^CommonandFenc'g li.OO 1SJJ £i[£f.es::::::::::::: tM I EAST LIBERTY. CATTLE-We*t $5.50 |fll8& Medium b.m 5.88 UOGS— Yorker? T25 7.40 Philadelphia®........ T-tiO 7.88 SHEEP—Beet (nhorn) 6.25 5.75 Medium 4.10 6^8

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