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JOHN W. KELLY, ru-,li;J.er
C.(fi'i BILL EEAIS, Z '
And other priiitisii;, : .
" Independent in all Things ; Neutral in Nothing
Urge and Hea'y f . .
Ketly and expeC . cj- y
AT l'OUTlitEi j;:
The the tanas for shoe paylur sad
vane. Tbe iMDkfKSruKT OITt-n One I'.lnrs
neiii toadveruears. Terms niaii .
ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1880.
E, R. MULLtrf,
Watchmaker and Jsweler,
- .- OHKUOl
Otaot in Dr. Pije'i Drug Store.
Canyon vllle Hotel,
B. A, I.KV..V,
MATIN''! l!W?KOTLY PURCHASED THE
Cduywuvi It- :i4fl, I Km now pri'!nred to
urniah traveler with the beat of K-rommtklutiooa,
Feed and rt.Miui H.ratock. i ... J. A. LEVINS. .
W. H. ATKINSON.
X. K. AITUKBSOX
Ashland Woolen Manufacturing
Jljn.if iti.;r and Dealers in
White , Colored Blankets
, . i . ' j I .......
Plata rn. Kmcr tfashanores, Donklu,
OVER AND UNDERWEAR CLOTHING
. . TIj.le to Order.
ASUL ND.Jaekwn Couitrt Orcein.
H. r. STANTON,
Staple Dry Goods I
Keep cuatautly od haw) a general asaort-
EXTRA FINE GROCERIES,
WOOD, W1LI.0W i!D til.ASSWARF,
Crockery and Cordage
A full itoelt of
Stub a required by Ui Public County Schools
Alt UBMb of BTATIOHKRY. TOY and
' PAKCT ARTICLES
Tre suit both Young utirt Old.
AS D SELLS LEGAL TESDEKS
furnish Checks an Portland, anil procure!
Draft on can Franoaaro. '
Xtmntt to tba Railroad D- iil, UaLto t
Jaa Jlnhoney, PropV.
Saa tin Til of wines, liqoerfl and eigar is Doaa
lai aoanty, ana u dsn
te theBtato feaptia proper npain
farttaa travaUaf on the ran road will ftnd this
. uan very naaeywvmaannfwa awp
: pin of tha train at Ui Oak
laad. Danot. Giva saa aoalL
JjkB. H AnOHST.
, JOHN PRASER,
Hcas -Hade 1 Furniture
WILBt'R, - ORKCOJI. 1
Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc.,
Constantly on band.
r110ITI10C I kaiva tha bat etock ef
ld all of jny 011 manolactiire,
No two Prices to customers
Kuaiilants of Douglaaoounty are requested to
n me acaU before purchasing etaewhere.
EST ALL "WORK WaEBANTED.
Xlic2iffiyd Thomas, Prop'r.
rrtHIB HOTEL HAS EEEV ESTABLISHED
-- (araBBmbarot yean, and has beooma vary
aijiiilarTnin saa waveiinf puoue. - r ini 1 1
And the tabt supplied with the best ths market
affords. Hotel at the depot ot mo Kaiiroaa.
riTAVISd PURCHASED THE FPRNI-
jLA . tnra Establishment of John Leiinl.err, is
now prepared to da any work in the
He is also prepared to furnkh
la all styles, of the best manufacture, aud cheaper
uan tae cueapest. ins
Chairs, , - . . j ;
- Table, j :
. Bureau, '
. ETC.. FTC. ETC.
' Are of superior nulla, and tar low er.st cannot be
equalled in the Slate. The
Finest of Spring Beds
- - ' And the '
Most Complete ofas
Always on band. Everything in cae line fur
nutbed.of the beat qnality.on tlieshortest
- Dotiea and at the lowest rate.
COFFIKS MADE AND TRIMMED.
- And orders filled cheaper and better than can
- any other establishment.
Dvurin a ahara of onblle natronace, the on-
ilMaigned pmmiaas to offer extra inducements to
ita nunm. uiva njt a inai.
K-..TWI -k:; 'i'j whom it
! r- j'vm -hid Ut 9 :i--iv:iHiiu ''a
er-li ti,.V 1 i- 'he UrtijI'H
fj. nl-.r ( ' ' . jU
yrimm In UJ rf "r- ijalu count
tftiHrt Ana p".Mrv J iv,ti' r f.tHnt enVft fruia
Ant mvRiIxt .'I Uw IV.iiry ft ant utut prvsunt it
' ui il f"tl"rinar '! iw. who Me
tli--r""t !"! rW 1. tliott- prSMHtting
aw. a .-rtiitati' Button IVrkius, KtMeburK; It.
Kllj. O.'ilaii 1; , Ur. Brvtrn, Iookin
iilMK. lr. WoutirnlT is authorised to furnish
awrfml at Mall pvrawia in Med oftha same and
., ae ana UeUrl fmitfiers of DoucUs
, , W. B. CLARK.,'
m muss or, mi qcaliiy
1uiKt:y attended to and Goods sltipbed
v Addiejss. 'Hacbeaey ft Ben,
; Portland, Oregon.
A DeteeUre'a Kaae.
A man u wanted by the twlice. sara
the London Sixirtina and Dramatic
JYVuw, and his skill in the arts of "making
up" and dodging hit would-be captor
was so considerable that, for a loag time,
he escaped detection. At length a lever
detective was pnt on hia track, and first
of all he began to inquire about hia asso
qates. One of the most intimate of
litem was, it appeared, a certain young
woman, and about her he first of all
fonnd oat everything. He had reason to
aspect that she was acquainted with the
fugitive a nidmg-place. Ho the first
thing to be done was to follow her one
Saturday afternoon, when she was free
from .her employment. An innocent
yoTincr detective wa told off to watch.
and endeavored to strike np an acquaint
ance, in wnicn aesign ne was not very
successful, though he ascertained that
Kingston was her destination that after
noon, lo Kin kb ton he went, and traced
her to a house occupied by an old man,
about whom the neighbors knew no more
tuan tbat be was an old man. He was
an elderly invalid, never went to the
door, never went out, saw nobody; and
how, was he to be caught and examined t
There was nothing known about him to
justify the police ia entering the house,
aud the detective walked round the place,
in company with the "carpenter," won
dering what to do next. At the back of
the honse was a garden, in which was a
kennel containing a big dog. or rather
not containing him, for he waa lying out
in ine sun at we enu oi his chain. No
sign, ot We was visible in the bouse.
"Jump over the wail and kick that dog;
men Hide Deninu the summer-house,
said the detective to the "carpenter."
In a moment the young man was over the
wall, and the dog was howling from the
eSerta of a kick in the ribs. Neighbor
ing dogs joined in the chorus, and at the
window appeared the old gentleman. N
one was about; the dog continued to
howl, and incautiously the owner came
down the garden to see what was the
matter. Beneath the well-made gray
wig the detective's keen eves recotrnizea
the object of his searoh, and in a moment
the arrest was made. - -
Vfhj Uncle Phil Broke the Sabbath.
There are a great manv peonle. in
their religion, that remind me of "Un
cle Phil," a pious old darky of the old
times in Texas.
Well, Phil was a fervent Christian.
with a great gift of prayer. He attend
ed all the Saturday night prayer-meet
ings on the neighboring plantations, and
could pray louder and longer than any
ot the brethren. JBut If ml had one weak
ness, he dearly loved money, and, differ
ent from the negro generally, loved to
Near by us lived a man whe, not troub
led by any scruples, would pay Phil a
dollar to work his fields on Sunday. One
Sunday night Phil came home after dark,
1 accosted him with:
"Where have you been, Phil?"
"Oh, jest knocking about, massa.
"You have been working for Miller?
"Well, you see, massa, the old fellow
is in weeds, and he jest showed me a sil
ver dollar and X jest conldn t stand it.
"Ain't you afraid the devil will get you
lor breaking the sabbath?
Phil scratched his head a minute and
"I guess the Lord'll 'sense me, massa.
"No. lie says, 'remember the Sabbath
and keu it holy."
Phil went off lookiner pretty sober, and
it waa not long before I heard his voice
in fervant prayer back of the barn, so I
thought I would slip down near enough
"Oh Lord!" I heard him aay, "I have
this day ripped and teared, cussed and
sweared at them confounded oxen of
Miller's and jest broke the Sabbath day,
Oh, Lord, please forgive me; please for
give me, for You knows I'se nothing but
a miserable heathen anyhow. If you'll
jest forgive me this time I'll never do it
again as long as I live, cepten he gives
ine $2 50 a day."
At this point I was obliged to beat a
hasty retreat, but I am thinking that
poor Phil isn t the only $2 50 Christian
in uiis worm.
A New Idustky. A Maryland farmer
is making money out of an enormous
Crop of potato bugs. Being opposed to
the use of Paris green, he rigged up a
large washboiler in his field, and hiring
six men, collected the bugs, and soused
them in boiling water. About two gal
Ions were collected, and by accident
piece of old sheep skin leather, used for
lining shoes, went into the mess. After
the oooking had been going on for half
an hour he was astonished to find that
the leather had changed its color to the
richest dark crimson. This arousing his
curiosity, he inserted other materials
and ascertained another peculiarity of
the liquid. The material placed in it
changed first to a dark brown, then
greenish hue, then pure yellow, then
light blue, changing to dark; then light
red. terminating in the brilliant scarlet.
whioh was the permanent color. Conse
quence: formation of stock company to
jliake dyeing matures from potato bugs,
A fugitive from justice got himself up
as a booa ageirt, anu easuy wornea uib
way out of the country without any
body's trying to question him, or, in fact,
go near htm. ,
"If I hit yer." said one little boy to
another, "yer'll be usin yerself fer snuff
R. G. SC.ROGGS. A. M., M. D.
Xliya-lclan an urireon.
Special attention paid to
Operative Surgery and Treatment of Chronic
Office In rear of drug store nearly oppo
site the postoflice.
OfBee hoars tram 1 ! eauB alfceraaosk
WATCHMAKER, JEWELER AND OPTICAN.
Rwabarc, Oregoa. (Opposite poatoffice.)
.-.. dealer la :
Watches. Clocks Si Jewelry. Spectacles
" AND EYEGLASSES.
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry carefully
repaired. All work warranted. Genuine
Braxilian Pebble spectacles and eyeglasses
a specialty. - - - .
, Or son avnu. CaJiromlav
TO Un F1ATSISC0
Y2& QUICKEST, SAFEST AND
EASIEST BOuTE. -
STACKS LEAVE ROSEBURO
Day at T-S9 P. Ru,
Itakamiakeutaeotiea at Beading with tba
' For full particular and passage apply to
New York. Auk. lO.Milo A. Eoynton,
a lawyer of Grand Haven, Mich., was ar
rested to-day while tryine to dispose of
two bonds which were stolen in the south
during the war. Boynton says that he
received the bonds for professional ser
vices from a widow lady, to whom they
bad been given by her brother, who was
with Sherman in the march to the sea.
The Jersey City Horror. ,
Jersey City, Aug. 10. In the work at
the tunnel three pumps, whose combined
capacity is 5900 gallons pw minute, are
not sufficient to reduce the water in the
cofferdam. At a consultation of officers
and engineers in charge it was decided
that the only way of reaching the bodies
was by means ot a caisson, timber lor
which has been ordered and is expected
to reach the grounds to-day. It isexpected
that it will take at least two weeks to
construct the caisson and two weeks to
reach the bodies. : The estimated cost of
the work so far is near $30,000. -
A Druggist's Fatal Mistake. .
Long Branch. Aug. 10. The coroner's
jury in the case of Catherine Mouahan.
who died rrom the enects or a dose of
Magendie's solution of morphine given
in mistake by a druggist, lr. eorve H.
Van Brunt, of Seabtight, for ep-m salts,
brought in a ver.iict lut nliilit that death
was caused by V an Brunt's negligence.
and asking that he be held for man
slaughter. Van Brunt was arrested.
Will Bin mo More.
Little Falls, N. Y Aug. 9. Alphonso
Klockshot Jerry liolden at Herkimer
dead last night. Holden was having im
proper relations with ivlock s sister wheu
the deed was committed.
Slwaati NhowaMS la Hew York.
New Yokk. Aug. -10. Eight Pimo and
Maricopa Indians, from Arizona, are here
to give exhibitions in running, archers,
football and other athletic sports.
flnDivnnm Tuuu Alio 1 1 1 Vi a f.n-
ilyofZebina Tilson, living a mile from
Shotesburg Center, were alarmed last
night by the appearance or Jarvis Nelson
Phelps, a you nt man, the son oi their
nearest neighbor, who was bleeding from
several wounds in the chest. lie de
clared that he had shot himself and had
but a few moments to live, and that he
had left the dead body of Sadie A. Grover.
his former mistress and the mother of a
three-year-old child, in the woods a short
distance back. An alarm was immediately
given and search proved Phelps' story to
be true. Phelps has a wife,, living. 'He
formerly lived with the Grover girl, who
is scarcely nineteen, until arrested for
bigamy and sent to the Greenfield jail
tar one year. His sentence was com
muted about a year ago, since which he
has been endeavoring to get her to live
with him again. Her continued refusal
and association with other men have ex
cited him to commit the crime. He says
that be ft red four chambers or his revoi
ver into the woman's heart, then cool I v
reloaded and discharged Beven barrels
into his own breast. An autopsy com
firms this story substantially. Phelps is
still living, and to all appearances is the
coolest man in town, but the doctors say
mat he ran not recover.
A Desperate Vllllaa.
Jacksonville. 11!., Anir. 10. Tom Beck
ett, formerly miller of this place, shot
and teverely wounded two officers who
attempted to arrest him this afternoon,
Some time recently his wife seperated
from lam on account of his cruel treat
ment. Subsequently he tried to get her
to return, and when she retusetl ne seized
and carried on" their infant child, taking
il to Quincy, wliero it died a few days
later. This morning he forcibly entered
the house of his mother-in-law in search
of his wife, but failed to find her, and
then after txclmnciue pistol shots with
her brother, fled. lie was found in a corn
field and began firing on the officers. A
deputy sheriff was wounded in the bp. in
and Detective Freese in the breast.!
Bockett was fhot in ttaj leg before being j
Fire at Breeavlllc, Pa.
Cleveland, Aug. 10. A special to the
Leader Bnys: The extensive rolling mill at
Greenville, Pa., owned by Kimberly,
Karnes &, Co., of Sharon, burned at a late
hour last night. About 130 men are
thrown out or employment.
The -Newark Baak Failure.
Newark. Aug. 10. Stockholders of the
If defunct First National Bank held a meet
ing to-uay ana resolved to resist the as
sea ment of 100 percent, imposed by the
controller of the currency.
Denver, Ang. 10. The Aetcs has infor
mation of robbery of the depot of the
South Arkansas statin in Grand canyon
ou Saturday night. The agent was struck
on the head with a sand bag and $000
stolen from the office.
Tragic Affair In Kentucky.
Louisville, Ang. 10. A Greeneburg
dispatch Bays that in a row yesterday
near Bethel church, on the Columbia
Pike, Felix Carlisle killed Jack Gowdy
with a gun, One of Gowdy's friends in
town shot Carlisle in two places and stab
bed him twice. He is not expected to
live. All are colored. - '
' - --.. '-- Drowned.
Red Bank, N. J., Aug. 11. Julius Mavi,
aged twentv-two; Daniel Bagley, twenty
three, and Mary Hagnerty, twenty-three,
waiters at the Bellevue hotel, were
drowned last night by the upsetting of a
row boat in Shrewsburg river. .
Boston, Aug. 11. Aggregate census re
turns show the population of Massachu
setts to be 1.783,812, an increase of 19 per
cent, over the hgures of last census.
A Huge Hon v
Oswego, Ks., Aug. 11 The supposed
Benders bad a preliminary examination
here to-day ana were discharged. -
New York. Aub. 10. Dr. Tanner ate
and drank quite freely during the day.
lia weieht to-mgbt was iw pounds.. .
The "Seawanhaka." ladletmeat.
New York. Aug. 11. Inspectors Jayne
and Matthews, local steamboat inspectors,
not having paid any attention to the in
dictments found against them in connec
tion with the Seawanbaka disaster, the
U. . commissioner has issued bench
warrants for their arrest. The president
of the steamboat company appeared In the
commissioner's office ready to give bail.
Marder at aew Torh.
New York, Aug. 11, This morning in a
tenement house on Thompson street.
Amaudea Bigot, a French tinner, cut the
throat or Mm. Marietta Kenoutt, a married
woman who had rejected ins advances,
The woman died instantly. Bigot then
cut his own throat.
J- Big Bobbery. ...
New York, Aug. 11. The Evening Pott
announce that burglars blew open a safe
at Clark ville, Berger county, N. J, last
nieht. and obtaining securities of the St.
Joseph and Pacific Bailroad Co and the
Kansas and Nebraska Railroad (X, valued
at $250,000, and belonging to T. E-Igar.
Fire at Whitehall, T.
"Whitehall. Aog. 12. A fire at Sher
lock's mill burned Sherlock's steam mill
and store and 20 dwellings; loss heavy,
Changed his Mind.
Rrriiunnn.- Auz. . 15. In Hen rich
conntvMMirt. J. v . Hoerrlnger refused
toaerva with a negro juror, and the
judge imposed a fine of $250 dollars and
lOil&vs imorisonment.' Hoerringersub-
aeouentlv consented to serve and the
penalties were removed, -
The Cawing Celebration at Cblengo.
Chicago. Aug. 11. Preparations for
the grand triennial conclave of the
Knighta Templar nest, week are well
advanced, and . prominent buildings
about the city are beginning to took gay
with Masonic bunting, it ia now thought
that 100,000 of the Masonic fraternity
will be present and as many more other
strangers are expected. Thirty thousand
Templars will move In a grand procession
on Tuesday morning, and handsome
arches are being erected along the line of
march. Twelve hundred tents are being
pitched along the lake front from the ex
position building to twelfth street.
atraca a Bock.
New York, Aug. 13. Early this even
ing the barge IteDublican with nearly
1000 excursionists on board struck on a
rock in East river, causing great excite
ment among those on board, but sill were
taken off without accident. -
An Oregon Cage
In a suit brought by some stockholders
of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co.,
against the Oregon Railway and Navi
gation Co., and Farmers' Ixian and Trust
Co., to-day, coun.sel for defendants ob
tained a stay or proceedings pending ap
peal from orders. Counsel stated that
the suit was by holders of only 109 shares
of stock of the Oregon Steam Navigation
Co., 47,000 to 50,000 shares being owned
by the Oregon Railway and Navigation
New York, Aug. 12 A horse was
working on a platform hoisting feed to
day, at til Hudson street, when the plat-
lorn; broke and he reil into a yard below,
lnstantiiy killing Mrs. Sarah Spier. 54
years did, who resided there.
Dr. Tanner at 7 P. M. weighed 147
pounds. He was in the best of spirits all
day and easily digests immense quanti
ties of food. An offer of $1500 per week
to lecture from ocean to ocean has been
received by him and is under considera
tion. Should he satisfy himself of the
responsibility of the person making the
offer, who is a Chicago man, is it probable
that he will accept.
A Dastardly Crime.
Cleveland, Oi., Aug. 22. John Mistier
of Mill's Grove, whose wife has sought
the protection jf her relatives in thi
city, sought hei out to-day, and on her
refusing to retti rn to him, he drew a re
volver and sho ; her in the left side.
A B rder Skirmish.
Lared, TexsF, Aug. 12. At noon pris
oners here bro ie jail and made a dash
for the Rio Grande. An alarm being
given the sheri T, deputies and police ran
to the river and kept ud a fusilade on
the fugitives; two of whom were killed
in the water and several wounded. Mex
icans gathered ou the opposite shore in
large numbers and one fired several shots
at the Americans on this side.
Indianapolis, Aug. 12. It is announ
ced on excellent authority that on a re
hearing the supreme court will declare
the constitutional amendments adopted,
thus throwing the state election over to
; Railroad Accident.
Philadelphia, Aug. 12. An accident
has taken place ou the West Jersey rail
road, near May's landing to an excursion
train, returning from Atlantic City.
Three , men were killed and thirty in
jured. Atlantic City, N. J.. Aug. 12. Follow
ing are particulars of the railroad acci
dent at May's landing: lhe excursion
train consisted of 20 cars in the Brut and
10 in the second section. The train wus
tilled with St. Ann's Catholic excursion
ists from Kinsiugton Philadelphia. The
first section left the city at 0 o'clock and
the second followed soon after, ou reach
ing May's landing the engineer of the
firat section slowed Up to ruu on a side
track. All the cars had passed the s witch
except two, when the second section came
thundering on belaud. .The engineer of
the latter whistled down brake, but
when applied they failed to work owing
to wet, and bis locomotive emptied into
the last car of the first section, telescoping
it. As the locomotive forced its way into
the car its cylinder heads were forced
open and steam poured through the car
scalding nearly every passenger in it.
The work of removing the injured imme
diately begun and medical aid was sum
moited. Thcbest cant of the express which
hud come up were switched off and fitted
tip a hospital?, and tn these were phired
tii one hint injured and the train proceeded
to rnnadeiphia. rnysu-lans from Cam
den who came down on a wrecking train
which was telegraphed lor forbid the re
moval ot a number or the injured, who
still remain at May's landing.
Later Dispatch A Scene of Horror.
riULADKLPIIIA, AUg. 12. AS TAT a call
be learned, only one passenger, James
McSweeny of this city, was killed out
right by the accident on the Atlantic City
road at May s landing, but 41 are lnuireil
some fatally. All seemed to be scalded
or Durneo, very lew nemg smasned or
bruised. There were nearly 2000 people
from Philadelphia oh the excursion. The
following is a description of the collision
and the scene that ensued:
Of the persons on the rear platform of
trie nrst train some jumped to the ground
and then rushed panic stricken back into
the cars. The locomotive came bound
ing along and crashed into the rear cars
still standing upon the bridge, and witn
such force tbat the engine fairly plowed
a turrow bair way Into the car and lifted
the roof over the smoke stack. The shock
broke one of the cylinders of the boiler
and instantly scalding water was poured
out upon the affrighted and helpless oc
cupants of the car. Itain had been pour
ing down and ail the windows of the car
were down, and the steam filling it in
stantly added to the horror of the ooca
sion and suffering of the victims. From
out of the concealing vapor came shrieks
of women, wails of children and yells of
men. people on the first train ran pell-
mell from the cars or jumped through the
windows, and it was some time before
they became sufficiently composed to
make earnest euort to rescue the injured
and relieved their sufferings, tiara li Col
tins, terribly scalded and frightfully in
jured by inhaling steam, died at Pennsyl
vania hospital: sural) vvriuht died at
residence in Camdon this forenoon. Her
mother is lying bevond hopeof-Teoovers,
The list or dead now numbers seven.
The Keely Rap Colliery Fire.
Pottsville. Pa.. Aug. 11. Nitrlit and
day forces have been working at the Keely
nun eoiitery, trying to subdue the tn-e
raging inside, but they cannot approach
any nearer than about one hundred yards
irom the nre on account oi gas. A great
many men were prostrated from the effects
or gases last night. The most skilled
mining engineers have been un the ground
an day and are now trying to smother
tne nre by closing up all epenings, there
by cutting on the air. f ailing in this,
they will try to extinguish the fire by forc
ing a Dowenui Doav ot steam in tne wont
ing. Pipes for this purpose are now being
laid. Experienced miners say that nothing
will overcome the nre but water, this,
however, will be the last resort, owing to
ta many atsaavaniages ana tremendous
An Vnaeoeessral Rival to Tanner
Paris, Aug. 13. An attempt of a young
physician of Lyons to fast fifteen days
was atanaoned alter one week.
o Bepubltean State Ticket.
Little Bock, Aug. 13. The remibli
can state central committee has resolved
not to put a state ticket in the field.
. Hare Indian Horrors, f
San Antonio, Aug. 13. A dispatch re
ceived at army headquarters from the
operator at Quittraan, says: j Indians are
an around us. it is impossible to g
word to Gen. Grierson. Indians are drii
tng off stock and murdering everybod
aiong trio route.
Other Indian Outrages.
whim .iw., .. x. roirKl.ul
from Fort Concho from the agent of the
contractors of the stage line to Colonel
Logan 'A. Aoorb, says that the Indians
captured and entirely destroyed one
man ooacn and killed two men and
wounded one passenger. The road be
tween Davis ami Li Paso is eiif ir!v in
tented with Indians, and there is no mil
itary or civil power to give protection U)
maiis running netween uoncho and
Davis. ; A later dispatch says that the
Indians took away all the stock from'
Barrett Springs Station. It ia believed
that tug last mail east has been c
tared. A strong appeal for military aid
has gone forward to Washington.
, ":'-'' :: The Walkers.
New i York, i Ang. 13. Tlnwoit h
Cabled acceptance of a challenr tn
contest in England for the Ashley belt.
Curtis, who issued the challenge, de-
cniirn h. give tne name oi the American
uextmii. . ? :,..y-.
Wonderful Discovery rOotd la a Mexican
Sante! Fk, N. M Au. 18 A
tion was created here yesterday by the
announcement of a rich mining strike in
the Mexican villiage of Los Plai itas,
about 30 miles distance. The viliace is
hunt or adobe huts and the corrals and
foundations of the houses are of roi lc A
prospector, Jesse Martin, detected mineral
in mis ruck and ponnded up and ham
mered some of if. cettine-a rlnh rpfliift in
gold. He located the streets of the town
Whence the I gold rock wan taken n.l
had assays made, with the result of $4000
ui gom to uie ton. i ne lowest grade or
rock assayed $43. Gov. lw W.I1m
has just returned from the place. He
paced on the lead making it four paces
in with. Subsequent assays in Santa Fe
give from $3000 to $4000 per ton. The
whole villiage is built on tha leds-e and
rock worth $3 per pound has been
thrown about as worthless. ,f
- American Products In Europe.
Washington. Aug. 8. The American
consul at Geneva says tbat American
beef and livestock have penetrated as far
as that region, and the value of good
Cattle, raised in large numbers in Switz
erland lor tne .Funs and French markets,
una ueeu senstoiy diminished by the
importation from America, Preserved
meats and fruits from the United States
are so well established and advertised
that they may be left to take care of
themselves, but butter and cheese could
be sold in much larger quantities in cen
tral ana somneru iUropetanda profit
able market for the more nutritious
brands of American flour could be found.
Oood Financial Showing.
An official statement of imporfsand ex
ports of specie for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1880, has been prepared at the
treasury department. In regard to the
movement of gold, it shows that during
the last fiscal year thenet importsof gold
to the United States amounted to'$77,153,
331, a larger gain than ever before in the
history of the country. Figures in regard
to the exports and imports of silver are
not as complete as desired, but are suffi
ciently full to show that the United States
exported much more silver than It im
Cincinnati will take her awa Census.
Cincinnati. Aug. 14. Citv authorities
will retake the census in three wards
and then decide whether they will pro
The Hew Torh Democrats.
New York. Aug. 14. The Tammanv
democratic (state committee, of which
John H. Colby Is chairman, has issued
an address to the democracy and called a
convention of the party to assemble at
Aioany on September 8th, for the pur
pose of nominating a democratic state
Clemetahaw Gets a Heavy Sentence.
San FaANcisco.Aug. 14. John H.Cleni-
etshaw, convicted of perjury in swearing
that Chas. De Young fired the first shot
when he was killed by young Kalloch,
was brought into court to-day for sen
tence. The prisoner asserted his inno
cence of intentional misstatement and
said that be had not been influenced by
Mayor Kalloch in giving his testimouy.
A motion for arrest or judgment and a
new inai. was dented and (Jlemetsbaw
was sentenced to fourteen years in the
J. C. Duncan Free Agnla.
San Francisco. Aug. 14. J. C. Duncan.
the long imprisoned defaulting manager
ot tne deiunct fioneer Savings Bank.
wassetatlibertvto-dav.be having fur-
nisneu bonus to the amount or$8i,ox.
The Trouble la Buenos Ay res.
Lomxw. Ang. 16. D'upatcliei from Buenos
ayrea, say that tbe political crisis baa become
lore serious. Tbe Da'ional c"ngret refuses
to accept the resisnation of President Alii
vanda, but insists upon the overthrow of the
provincial cnambers. The president, how
ever, a-ibrres to his resignation. Tbe garrison
of Bueno Ay res has been reinforced,
Reinforcements for India.
PotTSMOtrrH. Aag. 15 .V trooo hio. with
850 reinforcements for lad a, saihd t-ly.
Committed for Trial.
Cau-i rrA. Ana. 10. Tbe man bo Gred at
Lord I.ytion in lccember. and waa Uien de
clared iiixane, oai recovered and been com-
ii) it ted lor trial. ,
Athkks. Aug 10. Prance, bsviu ilt-cliiiel
to draw una no e in answer to the porte's ob
jections, Knuland telegraphed a circular to
an me poweie on Friday, proposing a new
joint note entirely rejecting tbe last anggg
tion or the porieand insisting upon the rut
fiilment of the original mandate.
Clreeee and Bcrvln.
Athinb. Aug. 10. A ttalement that Greece
has made an advance to Sarvia with a view
to a conclusion of an offensive and defensive
alliance, a denied. ,
Bkrlin, Aug 10 The cathedral at Cjl ogne
Death of Marshal Baaalna.
Le Voltaire announces the death of Marshal
Bazaine. and stvs that his body, escorted y
three Spanish soldiers, pasted through Lumgei
on tne lata mat.
Baxalae all Right.
Parip. Aug. 16 Renort of the death of
Marahul Baziine is unfounded.
Paris. Aug. 16. Gau. Grew has been elect
4 senator from the department of Jura.
A Patriotic Utterance.
Paris. Ang. 16. The Tcrfte publishes I
letter from U. Gambetta to a councillor gen
eral explaining bis views in regard to tbe
recent elections. He sav s tbe elections were
profoundly republican and democratic. The
democrats do not with a republic In form
oniy, out wart to organize au institution in
order that dm i-crsty may not longer a lie
and tbe iepuliic a snare. It is by constant
application of mob nifthoi's at boms that
demoency wil ucce d in bringing into play
its admirable r-sources, tba treasures ind
bidden mfghl of our areat country, and that
France will be piimiited to revume without
precipitance the advanced rank which be
longs lo her in tie world, regain tbe pro
vinces violently torn from her, and of her
restored integrity to mate a pledge for tbe
peace of Europe. .
: A Possible Kiand.
Authenticity of the ! tier imputed to Gam
betta, published in tbe Virile, is doubt, d.
An Old Letter ltcprtuted. .
Tbe Rrpubtigue .Francos announce tbat
Gambetia's letur in tttr Vtriie jea'erday was
written on tbe (6th of Ootob i, 1871, when It
appeared in all Paris papela, and waa also
pubiitbed in panipbht form. XevenbeJeas,
a dispatch from Berlin ears tbe letter bas
produced there a painful iniprosion.
A Matter af Courtesy between Italy and
Paris, Aag. 10.-t France publishes a tele
gram Irom Tnnis announcing tbat tbe Itatitn
consul tbere Intends! pershting In hia rerre
sentations to tbe bey with view of prevent
lug tbe completion of ctrtain branch lines of
the Bone Goelma rsilwai , notwithstanding
that a certain French consul bes oo m ninni
es ted with bis ; government on the sobjed.
The difficulty causes considerable excitement
in Tunis. ' ..-
'A Young Kagtaear.
Pa lis. Aug. 16 Mm. DeLcssepa bas pre
tented ber husband with a fine boy; mother
doing well.- . .
What's the Matter! '
Bomb, Ao. 16. It ia authoritatively stated
tbat tbe Julian ambassadors at Iindon and
St. Plenbarg bay been summoned to Hume.
f Vathcr, Boa aad Daughter Drowned.
' Toaoi.Tti.Ang 16. Robert Wilkes, whole
sale jeweler ol this tity, his daughter Flor
ence, age IS. and sen Bertie, age 11. wr
droaned at Sturgeon point ie day. Florence
aad Bertie were -batbipg and 4be boy getting
ant at hia deiAb the fatber. wbo wsa in a
boat, jompod out to save him. Tba daughter
1 also went to tbe rescue and ail were drowned.
CHlJiA OS TBK SEA8.
Her Merchants (a ha Allowed to Engage
la Foreign Trade Interesting
Her Sew Poller Ksnlalaed by aa At-
larhe ar tna legation at a aw York.
Tha Trada of lbs Wat-Id
o ha Rsvala-
Tha Matter Considered Trifling
Chinese Consul nt laa Krsncisei
Washinoton, Aug. IB. The Chinese min
ister baa given formal notification to Secre
tary Krarts of tbs decision of bli government
to extend the commercial activity of tbe em
pire by revoking the ancient decree prohibit
ing subjects from engaging in commercial re
lations with foreign ports, and tbat in future
tbe greatest latitude will bo accorded Chinese
merchants who niiy umn to engage in for
eign tradi As evidence) or this important
stf p, the Uhineso minister informed Secretary
bvaru inai a tiamer owaeu or vniuese mer-
chafiti and manned by Chinese officers and
crew would arrive at San Francisco shortly
with a cargo, and this wculd be the beginning
of active steitmnr trade between Cbfnaaod the
United kitties .Tbe secretary, speaking on the
subject, said that there was more signification
in this growth of progressive ideas in China
than might be unppoMd To-day nearly niue-
tentbs of tne coram ce of China is carried
by American and European houses and ships
on Chiutse account. By releaaiug Chinese
merchants from rettrictions and the penalties
of tbe imperial decree hitherto in vegan, and
compelling them ta ute foreign houses as in-
termedixrl s between tbe authorities at fekin
and native merchants at treaty poit-i, this
euormous trade will at once fall exclusively
into native bands and will break np tbe lu
crative commercial operations of foreign
houses. I'a significance diplomatically may
also be important and may introduce some
unexpected problems of commerce and diplo
niacy tor tne united states commissioners
now ou tneir way to Ptkin to solve. The
secretary admits that with ber cbesp labor,
enormous mar-time population along her
great line of coast from Corea to tbe oonSnet
of Cochin China, aud the remarkable shrewd
ness of ber merchants, in lime the commerce
tbe world tnty be seriously s tide ted br this
new competitor f-r cargoes at ebeap rites.
Arrival af the "Bo Chang" at Ban Pran.
Sam FRAJ-CISC . Anr 13 The announaement In
a dispatcb of to-day that the Chtuece mioiwr bad
formally notified recrewry Ertrts of tbe intention
of tba Cbfnese governm ui to remova rMrtcdont
upon its subjecu regHrdinreomiBercuU rotations
wiut lurtiKu ports nas, in connection wiu tne ex
pected antral of tiie.. Chinese mercbaut steamer
Ua Cktag, created a lively tutorial in batinem
circles iu ibis city. Tbe conslgoecs of the Ho
Chung, Macoudrsy A Co., are dispu-ed to muc
Usui uf the matter and iniimala tbat die dlMiaicfa
of tbat aieaaier to Una port bat no aigainc-ance be
yvuu a wish uu ui pan oi ute owners ot tne Teste!
to torn an honest penny by a casual ran across tbe
racinc me avnvery oi a cargo nere and return
with a load of merchandise on tha homeward
bound voysse. .
ine ua uutug, wnicn is a Clyde built steamer,
aa formerly mnnlne in tba Chinese cosstins
trade, but mure receuily made one or two trips to
tba Sandwich b-Iands. and it will be remembered
that s .mo months ago her dispatch for honolum
geriitoa ramor tbat tbe Chinese intended to
lnsagnrle a regular line to San Fraru-bsco. Be.
consignees scout ibis Idea, and say tbat tbere is no
reason to bejieee tbat aoy such action is likely to
lake place They further stale tua', on oottaaa
tion tbat tbe steamer bal been consigned to them,
uwy wua steps to ootam irom tne general govexn
menl remlasion of extra duties and tonnsita rates
chargcatle to Chinese and Japa- rse vessels, which
action was probably tbe basis of the rumor that
actire operation of a Chinese line was intended.
There is, however a very general dieposltioa to
believe that the voyage of the Ho Cftuap is de
signed aa a feeler, and mat In tbe event of aauo
eeasful Ttuiure. tbe experiment will be repeated
and a regular service organised, it teems to be
PKUy generally admitted tbat tbe Chinese tine
would te likely to take the lion's sare of tbe bus
lusts and drive oat com peU tors, as has been al
ready done in the coasting utdo of chin.
Another noiut worth r of consideration in this
connection la the advantage which a Chinese Hue
wouia ne likely to command on account ot recent
legiaiative action. It bat been made a nusde
meanor for any transportation company to refuse
tn tell a ticket to any one lendaring the money
therefor. This has had a tendency to break np an
arrangement al'ewed f hare existed heretofore by
which Chinese companies held the power ocer their
country men of prohibiting tbeir departs e froman
Francisco unless tnetr obligations to taeeompaa tes
were discharged in full. In tbe event of a :hl
w line destroying American competition, means
will unduuttedly be found oy its managers to re
storetba former power of the six companies over
those Gvstriua; to return to China And so suengluen
the position of the oompauiea.
Interview with tha Chinese Minister.
Nxw Yokk, Aug. It. Tbe Herald has tbe lollow.
log : t his Laa fin. the hiueee minister t tbe
United Slate, has transmitted to Secretary Kvarts
aeirci'larseut by tbe Chinese government to its
representatives abroad formally giving notice
that the govcrumi-nt of China Uss revok sd tbe an
clir-t d-rieca pioblbiting Ibenauvisstil theories.
tiBl empire man eiigg.ng iu iwnsene With f .r
eign ports, and stiu-uncing further that in fuiure
Chine e met-t.auu mar trale with foreigners at
will Tbe circular also further i antra eta Cbiu ban
fin In relation to lrau.lt Ot-rtidu.tos. eouuerui ug
which there bss tK-en for many years a difference
of opiaiun betwteu tbe Cbtnes goveiomi.nl and
foreign merchants doing business iu Chita, lhe
Cbineee minister was fonad yesterday lo a loan
sinn In West Thirty-flrtt street which be had hird
for the embassy 'a borne. Tbe latter are occupying
theboune only temporarily, their intention bring
to go to Washington early tn October, and It la un
deratood though unofficially, that their iuluie
home wilt be In the federal city. The minuter
wbo is accredited to the governments of tbs Uni
ted tatte Spain and Peru.ba eiiatili-nedan office
in Madrid, and left a charge d'auV.ra in control,
and will do the same in Peru aa soon as arearaUoa
of. bouiiiUcs between that country and Cbile will
admit. An apprebenaivo caolnet in Wahingtoo,
beaaid.mu'ht Tivw it as a brvac-b -f decorum it
be were to talk to toe public ibrougb Ibi olumua
of tbe Herald concerning the vircoiar to t be has
sent to avaru. Tbe Cbiuese laiuUier poiitely re
erred the Herald repiesenUUre to Felix Marsh,
secretari of legation for Lima, the ouly Kigllau
mem ber of the em bsny M arsh wa not restricted
byai.ysucb coutlderauont, snd at he was thor
oughly familiar with the reueut correspondence
between tiie Chinese governmentand tbalgavern
ment'a rcpreat-otatlve in this country, he was able
to impart a clear idea ol the situsdoii. The circa
Jar. Mr Marsh said, gives notice to the commercial
nations oi the eaiih that foreigners In tbe tire
treaty ports are no longer to enjoy a moonioly of
Chtua'a trade wtih the outside world, bin that na
titee of the celestial empire may hereafter enter
into relations at will. Another point in the circa
iar tbat may be of luteteat to Aruerleau and Kuro
pean merchants wbo are transacting buslnera tn
China is an answer that Is given to ompialnt
which have been made by tbreigaera that they
have been subjected to tbe payment of local
duties in every province through which they have
transported goods, lbe government's aiswer
in its circular is that the merchants' traa.lt certifi
cate may be made to cover all the duties lo the
point or destination, or tbe merchant mav taka a
traush certificate subject to the payment of duties
in every province. In this respect, Mr Marsh
continued. I be re has been do change in Cbiuese
i-uivuiu suite uie treaty ports were opened to r.ut
side commerce, and tbe oircular is sent to tha a i.
itals of Ineinily governments to be published lor
tbe berufl.of ursrehsuu. 1 have n doubt that
this act of revocation, which releases Chinese
merchants from restrlctl os. will force China into
new ana Close relations wiut America and Europe
Ho doubt thousands cf rmrchants along tbe dense
ly populated banks of China's tens of thousands
of tore of rivers and along hr densely populated
thousands of miles oi sea coast will avail tnom-
selves of their new born liberty, and that China
win soon taxe rang among las maritime nation.
Indeed, already a steamship owned bv Chinese
merchants and manned by Chinese offioeia and
crew is on the Facilio, and the Chinese in San
Francisco are looking for ber arrival dally. It Is
tbe beginning of tne demolition of tbe Chinese
wait, ia it not? tbe reporter of the Herald inquired.
w. mj, iu inns it win carry CO on -u ant
Amort, ancastom! into China. ludeod Ciestex-
cluaivenets ban already been re axed so I -f bat in
the goverome-.t's tll-euuipped and us.i:j dlol-
riifned airuy of 1.-.-Q0OO0 iiien Kurupean ta dctaud
tnplements have been lu trod lined. Chi a i east
log caunon tbat are not inferior ta tito t nat W
turned out of American and Huiopi-a. ;iudri,
aud they have ae uaiir begun to bull.) u iron
clad war venti. There wa-. a ramur i ly that
China was about to employ tureigati. iu ber
army and navy, and we had nv cod l ipp.lcs
tionsatthis embassy, uf cou ee the r i nor was
base lees, but Chinese exciuslvenrss will . ;u tbe
living geueratiou Tbe people will n jci railroads
sua leiegrspnt until tneirowu couuirjw it ouuu
mem. men there will he no oo-uiii; injae
great modern ctvilli.ra. Tbe Cbtneso o ike wr-
eign encroachment, and In Hits respect iiequea-
Uon of toe abrogation of tne aoeieut t ric ions
upon tbe Chinese trade may resnli in a l.m to the
few Americans and toropean. who have been lor
rears maklur mrtuuea out of th.lr m nopoly in
treaty poru. but on the whide it will likely be a
benefit to the world as it will stimulate me world.
Tbe Chinese minister will probably tran-a t all his
diplomatic busiueas lu aaoria ana um tarouga
bis depaties, and as New York city I- tba real
capital of the United Stales, may I assQuie tbat ha
will make ibia city bis borne whtie be a In Amer
ica, the r porter of the Herald inquired. Mr,
Marsh replied that be would be glad to be able to
answer the question, but tbat ne conM not ven
ture to speak tor the leprescntaUva of the Chinese
Ia tbe office of A. K. Low A Bros., at No 81 Bur
Hug Slip, It was said that lax-w.unon goods pass
ing Uwagh lhe province la thj t hine empire
bad IfJt many years been a aui'j-tct of controversy
between tbe chlue and fore go governments.
As to tbe permltaloB given lo cbiuese merchant to
trade wits tbe onu-ide world, lbe ginUemen
In Mes-rs. iw' blnue aero not prepared
to speak yesterday, av merchant wbose trade
ts with China, said : I don't want to thrn4 my
name before tbe pablio. Lm I should like lo say
that the rsde Irom whlcb some loteignera in the
treaty potts have realised such gigautio lortune.
wid now necessarily fall Into Ute bands of native
Cninate exclusively. Tbe latter will naturally
give their own Countrymen tbe pretefenoa. and
Mew York and Liver pool and London meronai.ts
In Canton and in bhaLgbst. may aa weh pnil op
stakes at once Tba measure will brio dowa tba
price of Chinese snippers irova the Interior of tbe
vast empne vnina. ana irom cer toon tin a of
mile of sea coast sbe eau deal wi-h American im
porters direct. 1 hero w ill be one toi mlrld eman's
rofit la pa?. Next after this opening np of
commerce of Cbiaa to the commercial world
J.simsjiook forward 10 the introoacli n of oar
methodiiof manufuciure, aud wnh tii the cheap
labor of ChrnewccM "dr.Vo Amerwan manuiac
tures out of am t lilt, w .11 Uim moGupolige the
Asiatic market. Tuiv new move of ttie Cbioese
goverpment Is tbe Wiuuiag of g revoluUoa of th
toamerc or tne woriu.
Tba HuraJd Csnannta.
Kxv Yobk. Ann, lft, The Snndav fisrsidcom
steal aa fuUowt: The mou eoaervaiiv aattoa la
the world find Itself tempted. It appears, out of
It haughty seolntlon by tb seductions of mod
era trade. It Is not ao long since ploos bat Indus
trious England was forcing opinm at the cannon's
mouth into tbe flowery laud and It seems but yes
terday tbat China wa at all contented with permit
ting anything like reciprocity iu commerce. Yet
to asy tbs makes ber first entry in tbe lists for the
oarrying trade of the aw. The Chinese steamer
Ho Ciunfl which la la a few days to pa through
tbe Golden Gate will doubtless be tbe precursor of
a merchant fleet flying me dragon flag that will
ultimately penetrate every port tbat a pound of
tea can be sold In. So novel is toe ex.
perlment that our treasury oSolals have
. hyk cautiously ab ut t find exactly
what duties are leviable upon tbe steamer' arrival,
but these point once seUled, tf Chinese enterprise
follows up the experiment as 14 should, the result
wi 1 be tiie pushing of China more rapidly into
the family of uations than by any other step net
people could take. The Cbinese snip owners will
not de-ire t labor under disabilities In foreign
porta, aud to avoid them China must swing ber
own gales wider and wider ajar. Where she need
comma aud ambassadors now she will need men
of war pieaenUy, and gradually she will and ber
self pene. rated 10 the core by tbe reatieas spirit of
modern trade. Her sur.Ject have ahown that in
comaerce they can bold their own with any pao
pie, and aemsy be sore that once upon the sea
Ihev will give to China more and more of the profit
which is legitimately ber. They will not reach
success Id this new departure without encounter
ing heavy opposition, in - which, alnce the United
etaten Is witn-mt a mercantile marine of any aa
count, we shall have little pan ; but lu Bngland
France and Holland tne pew will create a aUr of
What the Chinee Coasnl at ran trraa
tsea Say a..
Ham FBAacract. Aug. H Atlt Cbiuese consu
late lu this city there is a disposition shown to dis
credit the full tenor of expression of tbe Chinese
minister, as given In New York dispatches regard
lug new commercial privileges to be granted
Chinese subject- by their government. The consul
states tbat tne whole amount of tbe matter j. this:
Tbe Cbiuese steamer Ho t&aa? bas been running
to llouolulu cany lug Chinese laborers for the Ha
wallan plantation. Heiug in ne -d of repairs, she
come to this port with a cargo ef Hawaiian pro
duce. While bene sbe will probably go on the dry
dock and undergo a general overhauling On her
return trip ahe is expected to taae a uumber ol
Cbiuese pasnngers, tfpeclaily old. decrepit and
otherwise helpless or needy individuals. As to tbe
report tbat any new departu-e Is intended on the
part of the Cbinese government, the consul avers
that tbere ia great misunderstanding, and that
restnctiona on cnioeae commerce were removed H
years ago; tbat extra duties and tonnage fee Im-M
posed by the United State on Cbinese vessels only
exist at present b. cause them bas never been a
Chinese arrival here before to call for tbeir re
moval, but that, ia anticipation of toe arrival of
the Uo Chung, tbe request for ant h removal hat
been made and wilt be granted ; China having by
long ago removing ber restrictions enUtled her
own commercial marine to some cooceasiona when
asked for; that, in abort, all talk of China entering
actively under new commercial regulation Into
the trade of the world It exaggerated nonsense.
Facts aad flpeenlat Ions Tha "Ho Chang"
mast Fty lbs fall Charges, lute
WaSHUJGTOW, Ang. 16 Tbe only Information
the state department has received of China's new
departure in allowing ber subjects 10 engage to
foreign commerce was contained In a letter re
ceived by tbe vcretry of state on Tuesday last,
tbe substance of which was immediately com
munioated lo the treasnrv department, lhe letter
of M r. averts waa ss follows :
lbe representauveaof the government of China
at tin capital have advised toe department that
the Chine) screw steamer Ho Ukung, lbe first
steamer under tbe Chinese flag entering aa Ameri
can port, is soon expected to arrive sit dau Franci-
"o ana 10 pnsvenl any misunderstanding in regard
to duties and other eaarge. I have the honor to
request at the instance of Cbua Lan Pin and Yung
Win, Cbiuese representative a aoove, that proper
instructions may be issued to tbe customs autbon
Ueaof tbe po t of San Francisco to extend to that
vessel privilege which are conceded to vessels of
other nauena uaving treaty relation with this
government. Year ooedlent servant
! W. L. EVARTs.
On the ljth Secretary Sherman acknowledged
the receipt of tb letter and replied that the direc
tor at the port of San Francisco had been directed
on tbe arrival of tbe Ho Chung to Carry out the In
.trucaona contained In the revised regulations of
ute Mvssur? aepanmeni anu exact alien tonnage
tax at the rats of 1 1 per ton In addition 10 the tax
ot 30 cents per ton. This Is all tbe information
tbat tbe government posssstet iu regard W tbe new
. Tne department of state has not received any etr
cular.and lurthcr scion by the government will
bare to be delayed until the arrival of the Ho
fVtttnjf at San Frsnciauu. The now of the Chlise
minister doe not ftats whether the vessel 1 from
one of the eto d ports of China or from a port open
to foreigner. In tn event that the Ho Chung bal is
from a port we are not allowed to trade wito, ahe
will have jo pav tl SD per ton every hue sheen
tea tbe United States from such parts. Faymunt
of alien lax will entitle her to enter into our poru
for twelve months. In any event ahe wid nave to
pay. In addiuon to the tonnage tax. ten per cent,
ad valorem on lbe value of uer cargo every u me sbe
enters a part of the United States, so that ne new
departure, so far aa it tffacis import and trocar
ryiug trade of th j liatetd e'-alea. will not be as pro
ntauie aa at rjr.t appeared. So fur si Cbiuese
merchantmen may trfcc', the carrying trade of the
world, tbe Unf ed stale bas tbe least to lose. '
statistic of mr commerce witn Chic daring
the last fiscal year snow but II American vessel
of 9Sl ton were engaged in It wnile for
elgu bottom coming to lbe United States aggre
gated KJ,V-'o" tous These azures do not tn
elude vessels between H-ngkoug and the United
State, In order for Cbinese merchants to enjoy
the privileges of American merchaots in lbe
I'ulud nutea a trea-y of commerce, giving them
vciprocol right, will be necessary, anc tne waich
all other nations would then exact from China.
Tno only thing of importance. o far a the treas
ury ofnciaj can discern in the new departure, is
tbat it allow Cbinamea to trade with outside
nations, but as for competition of ait injurious
character that i not, It la said, to be Ceared.
Comment by tha Cwmaaerarlal Uaileeta."
The Commercial Bulletin fcayt of tbe ,(11101
at by China of trade realriotiobs : Unless we
are tnit'aken as hi the scope of this change,
it will prove to be oue of tba most signiS
cant events 10 commerce of the nineteenth
century. Tbs operation of the new condi
tions may be alow, but It cannot tail ultimate
ly. It is a matter of no smalt moment to the
co mmercial nations tbat 330.0d0.00t) of pe ople
whose external com ruerca is now limited to
$25) O0O.UOO imports and export are now tree
to cultivate) external trade as any other na
tion. One important result will be ibat the
loieigo trade will no longer be confined to
t--e bye treaty parts. The natives at any of
tbe numerous populous cities on tba vast sea
botrd of the empire will henceforth be at
liberty to transact business with any country .
There ia no value in Ihit even to foreign
merchant, wbo will ultimately find their
way to doing bast jess through the natives at
ports irom tfbich they are no excluded
through the absence of treaty arrangement
The chance of opening markets in the heart
or uaina gives more promise than tbe bun
dreds of CoWuies after waioh European gov
ernment! are s eigen y straining.
9(114 Winter and Crows.
The unusually mild weather of the
past winter has beeu favorable for the in
crease of the crow, and increased they
have to a very considerable extent. They
have became verv tama and annmanh
thickly populated places aa freely as
they did forty years ago. Qo in almost
any direction : from German town and
we suppose the case is the same else
where and we come upon the pleasant
sight of this glossy bird watching us with
its glistening eyes as it grandly passes
over head. Some of the fields shone
with their glossy backs seeking out insect
lood as industriously as if they were paid
by the hour for their labor, Not a grub
or worm dare show itself that does not
speedily fall a victim. In. a day. thou
sands upon thousands are destroyed ty
its ever-watchful instincts. Stray corn
left in the fields never escape it; and
even aoorus are eaten when hard pressed
But all this kind of food must be in a
soft state before it consumes it; and for
this purpose they are gathered up and
buried, anil in order that they may be
concealed from thieves it is carefully put
into a hole, covered and pounded -ilgwn
With the Dill.
In long, cohl winters the crow; suffers
greatly for food and water; for the latter
tor- frt tlio latt.tr
it niea almost aauj at times uhj or aixiv
miles, when an opening may be found in
the ice. It goes for days without eat
ing and has hard work to get enough to
support life. In fact, many die of starv
ation during the long spoils of severe
kwe-atheiJ.. ; -;-:
We have seen at least a thousand upon
a single barn helping themselves to in
sects and from this it may be estimated
the amount of good they do to tha farm.
It is not to be denied that they do some
harm also, but it is a mere mite on tbat
side of the ledger. They may eat some
birds' eggs, or even gobble up a yonng
bird now and then. But, with all their
strength, they are cowardly and are
driven away by even a little wren. The
king bird is its mortal enemy, and
fiercely attacks it if it approaches any
where near the tree on which may be its
nest; and they are sot let off easily, as
they are pursued sometimes a mile, dart
ing upon their huge enemy and some
times actually lighting upon its back and
pecking away at it. compelling Jim Crow
to resort to all kinds of gyrations to trae
. But with, all said against it that it is
possible to say, there, is no bird so advan
tageous tq tne fayiner as tha crow, al
ways excepting tba hoaaa sparrow, when
it shall once get sufficiently numerous to
spread out upon the farms, it now coniin
ing itself mostly to cities towns and other
thickly populated place. Oernumtowtt
Prescleae of the Kind.
I hare intimate acquaintance with a
lady in one of tha oountiae of Kansas
who is of Scotch descent, well bred, in
telligent and truthful. With a part of
her family relationship she exhibits at
intervals an exceptional mental endow
ment, either subjection to impressions
on the brain from great distances, or the
pervasion of space with her sense and
sensibility, or clairvoyance, or spirit
mediumship. Which is it?
The periods at whioh this condition is
active coincide with misfortunes to dis
tant members of her family. Her sisters
are endowed as she is. Throughout their
lives they have had immediate intelU
gene of disaster in the family by dreams,
subsequently confirmed in every instance
by letter or telegram. , These dreams are
visions of things seen, not messages by
word or sound. They are pictures of
events as if asea with tha eyas in tiie day
time. My Kansas friend has a dream, bare in
outline, severe in simplicity, with not a
word of speech, rap, or motion of panto
mime in it, with no ghostly shade in the
chamber. She wakes np with a full
knowledge of a misfortune that has hap
pened to a blood relative. Her vision
intelligence - covers only relations by
blood. Relatives by marriage may die,
be wounded, or violently killed, and Ids
sisters will know nothing of it. And
this clairvoyance or mediumahip does
not extend to the male lina in the family.
It is restricted to tha females. Now for
a dream which Mrs. - describes:
"My brother Dan had diteaae of the
lungs. It was aggravated by exposure
and hard service in the Army of the
Potomac. Bandered unfit for duty, he
threw up bis commission in the Pennsyl
vania Bucktails and went to Cuba. At
that time I was living in Terre Haute,
Indiana. My husband was absent in the
Army of the Cumberland. A lady friend
lived in the house with me. Dan was my
favorite brother. At short intervals be
wrote to me. One day I received a let
ter from him in which he said that he
was strong, that the disease of his lungs
seemed to have paased away, and that he
intended to take the rext steamer for
New York, and then go into the Leather
cracker region of Pennsylvania and Bat
tle his business affairs. Ths settlement
made, he intended to return to Cuba and
engage in business. He urged me to
meet him at Altoona, and be with- him
during his short stay in this country.
An impending battle in the Southwest,
where my husband waa stationed, made
me undecided about going. I hesitated,
not knowing whether to meet my brother
aa he requested, or remain at home until
after the battle, and until I had heard
from my husband. I went to bed at 10
p. m., and dropped to sleep at once.
"At 10:30 I was awakened by a short,
vivid dream of warning. Alarmed, I
roused ray friend and said: 'I have my
warning. Something is the matter with
Dan.' My friend laughed at me. I soon
recovered from .my nervousness, and
again dropped to sleep. Instantly it
seemed the scene was changed. I was
on the cars traveling East. Opposite me
sat a white -haired man who had a covered
basket on hia knees. There was a hole
in the cover of the basket. The aged
man occasionally peered into this hole.
I was curious about the contents of the
basket, and was pleased when I discover
ed there were fish in it. The train stop
ped for dinner, (letting out I met a lady
I knew, and we had dinner 'together. I
have forgotten the name of this station,
but I remember that there waa a mis
spelled sign over an adjoining restaurant.
The incidents of the dream were those of
a journey from Terre Haute to Altoona.
I was happy, pleased with the changing
scenery, and thoroughly enjoyed the
trip. -1 looked, forward to meeting my
brother at Altoona, and in the dream I
never doubted that I would meet him.
"Soon after my Western train ran into
the depot at Altoona, the Eastern train
came thundering in. I stood by a post
on tbe platform watching the passengers
get off the train, expecting to see my
brother. I began to doubt bis being on
the train, when an expressman passed
me, wheeling a great box on a truck. I
looked through this box as though it
were clear glasss. In the box was a
coffin; and lying in the coffin was my
brother. One glance showed me that he
waa dressed in heavy gray Scotchtwili,
From a buttonhole of his coat hnn? a
black ribbon. - On his feet were sboea
that had perforated toes. . Never having
seen shoes of this style, they attracted
my attention. The buttons on the coat
and vest were very peculiar, and forced
themselves on my notice. The express
man wheeled the box past me, and it was
put on the express car for Uomdaysburg.
I got on the Hollidaysbnrg train also.-
"The intense vividness of the droam
awoke me. I sat ud in bed ervinz. : My
friend arose, lighted the gas and talked
to ma. With tears streaming down my
face I insisted that Dan was dead. Tha
hands of the mantle eloek indicated 11
p. m. . Knowing that something; was
wrong, I resolved to go home on the day
that my brother had requested. Again I
slept this time a heavy, unref resting
sleep that lasted until morning. , At the
breakfast table I told my dream. Good
humored ridicule from my friends had a
Denenciai eoect on me, ana aiier two
days I was almost persuaded that I was
attaching too much importance to i
dream..- ,- . ?A v.'.v.c;
"The day for my departare came. 1
entered the car in the Terre Haute sta
tion. I seated myself and looked about
me. In an opposite seat sat a wi.ita
haired man. I recognized him at once
as the man I had seen in my dream. Ha
had a fish basket on hia knees. The
faces of the passengers were familiar to
- me. At the dinner station X . met tne
lady I had seen in my dream, and wa had
dinner together. Arriving at Altoora I
stood watching the Eaatorn train come
into the depot. I was sura my brother's
body would be put off the train. As I
stood watching the passengers hurry into
the dining-room, the express man I had
seen in my stream said to me: 'Please
give way, madam.' I turned to look at
him, and on the truck lay a large box
TTnllil.l.nrr train u,l ns initinl
nt -awag ' t l)V" m. ,' n,,, wko riitf.
I ' -. .
'Dan is dead. He died at sea five cays
ago from heart disease. ; In answer to my
question as to the time of day he died, I
was informed that it was at 9 r. u. Tha
difference in time of the East and West
showed me that Dan had been dead ma
four hours before I saw him. Silently I
stood in the house, by the side of the box
when it was opened. The lid of the coffin
was removed, and there lay Dan,drered
exactly as 1 had seen him m my dream.
i have no explanation to make ol tha
dream. I simply tell yon the fact of my
having seen an apparition of events that
were to occur, an apparition oi inanii lata
objects, of dozens of strangers, and of my
dead brother's body,"
The English parliamentary oath is no
older than tbe days of Queen Eiizal eth,
and waa instituted aa a safeguard agiinst
Roman Catholic conspirators. The act
by which tha oath is made obligatory is
entitled "An actior tba assurance o; the
Queen's majesties royal power over all
(States and subject within hot tkunin: ons.
4 very curious ooiacldeaee oeenrrjdat
tha riSe match between the Ameiio&a
and Irish teama at Dollyinoant which
tsemi to have escaped mention. In tbe
tmblished diagrams f the targets at k J
yards it may be seen on examination XI at
the shots in Capt. Kenton's cartoon 'onu
aa almost perfect three leavd s, ' ni c- a,
while those in that of Dr. Scott ex iX .'.
the "stars," sad, viewed vertically, the
eons to iu.
bt Fvui rrj Fft.
;. Ponl-ujd Evening Tens' ski,
Mrs. Cavendish, a year ? i "
nineteen summers, re ' i
her aunt's boudoir one t " ' . i
announcing her imme-V . .'
Europe with her husl'Si J, , e
at leaving her home for . -
Mrs. Howard enquired ! ir
why her husband had ti f
changed his mind, as but a f r .
viousdy he had stated tl.r,t 1 i
to travel through his na 2
visit Niagara tails, hale Go. , ;
White Mountains and other . c f : -
terest in America, which Le L ix't -
"Oh ! I coaxed the dear i f..'.v. w t
yieia to my wisnes now, s it is so r .
more fashionable to goto 1. -.r- ,
see the wonderful tamss c ..
England, France, Germany,
"But " said Mrs. Howard, "ho : -
can Robert spare from bid bit . ,
take this pleasure trip? Can he c i
enough to recompense him for usii
tigue, and expense of the iourcr. le-
sides giving np his own inclinations to
lou dear old nuisance, be can est
only two months; but we mr-i j , on
our seven -league boots, svn.la cwr i
ground, take a cursory glance tt o -thing,
buy railroad guiie a 1 .
them, pick np some curioK.t , $ 1
turn like two "travelled tar '
ber away about tha wouc, rn -t-
seen and the glories of tLe o'J r
knowing that we are almost a '
about it as we are now; but i ,o r
auntie, wa shall have doze t'e I . z
able thing, and not be eor.bured e - a
trie, by travelling on this coniju . i, le-
Bides, what 1 there so very wonaerf ul
about Niagara Fall that you tLia it
better for my husband to curry out Lis
original idea of visiting thfra and Laka
Oeorge, in preference to carry vtg at f j
wishes?"'.- "'S--. ::"'..-?-"';;,-"-:".:
'I will tell you. Grade. Flint. t!:e
roaring of the falls can ahrsjs be hesri
two miles off, and sometimes'forty iaDs,
according to the state of the atmot-r here.
Then there is Goat Island, stwdiuar ia
the midst of the rapids, dividiEff theta
into two unequal currenu, and t.to di
vides the great ; cataract. Tbea Ce
American and Canadian Mis se,::4 in a
sublime exhibition. - Table Ecck is di
rectly below the cataract on tha Cana
dian side, and from it is a perfect Tiaw oi
the .Horseshoe. As the water flaws
along, it appears first dark aa the rock,
then near its descent a dark green color,
then a mass of white foam, finally enditt ?
in clouds of spray being too d&ir, i x
insupportable for more than a few sec
onds to the eye; tha whirlpool is five
miles below, and looks less like a river,
and more like a torrent,-sarrousded by a
wall four hundred feet high. Vo yon
think this worth the tune and expert cf
going to see?"
Well, yes? it sounds awtauy, grasM
and all that sort of thing; but what aio';s
Lake Oeorge; is it larger tLaa a rc -1
sized fish pond?" .
"Uh, dear, uraoie how can yon im
frivolous and forgetful of what jou I . 3
heard so often yon tsik mora 1 . ;
ti . .
child of twelve than a married vt,:
Lake Oeorge is thirty-nix mile lou ? b
nearly two broad, and is Bitua'.-i at i
southern extremity of Lska CI. a -
It abounds in variety of scenery,
closely surrounded by high s.i u .
which the sun cannot overv t
a . a - rim - i -
nas risen many nours. j , . .
lake is so translucent tUsi t U.- i
can be aeen at almost aay d h; and
abounds in fine speckled trout, oi v. t
you are so fond, and would tvT.rj !
amusement to Robert, who is id p 1
to piscatory pleasures, and is a c .t re
sort for sportsmen. The In "... i c V' i
this Lake Horicon, and the i?t i.
superstitioos reverenca for it and t .! c I
it Le Lao St. Saeremect, and i the
water for baptismal purposes, 1 a a " a i
lifih afterwards named it afr t. r
patron saint. It is studded vi k.'y
islands, and it has been said tLera t- ss
many as the days in the year, f- v 1 ,
are collected in quantities br. r -3-tals,
unsurpassed for form aa It-'
ency. This would be an i!-.- . " r
you, and in many other ways t. a i ,
ties of nature tbaro would make l' s 1, . j
enchanting. Also may be fi - i i- t
marks of entrenchments abee t. 4 : . ;
of the Marquis de Montcalm tooic t- a
position in 1757 daiis' the sit-a t!iv t
William Henry."; v .
"Now, my dear Oracie, knoi; ; 1-,t
anxious your good, indulgent i . i .
to visit these scenes this year, ca ;
feel justified in sskisg him to b-j-'c
to your bizarre ideas, simply I
is fashionable, and for ao beVr r
Yon would not wish him to grow v
of you; but believe ma, men soon t
a woman who seeks her own t . . .
gratification perpetually, wiihort - i
to his wishes self denial must tG ; r
ticed by both, if there is to be La-.
"I will go at once to Robert,-'
him my good fairy godmother h-t i
here with her wand, and re , -scales
from my eyes, and ca. -anxious
to see the naturtd I
this land of freedom as he fv-n y
be; and next year ifwe betui r k ,
peroas, wo can hava our trip t- , ,
with plenty of leisure to admire 1. 1 v .
derful scenery, and works of art, ' i
the blue, unclouded weat'.ier;' lit
mast have my sage aunt IV. 1
company me. to keep my memi i . .
perament within boonda, or I , !
sure to transgress, through bjv
spirits, and shock both you a- i . .
"It is a bargain, auntie ? V a . '.
of this at soma future tisrej
tha day is the evil thsrstsf; sia. -
arranarements lor this summer, t .
to carry them out' pleasantly, a . t
yourself all in your power; ai ,
testing a delicate regard to ; --
and opinions of your howbas 3 ,
uncommonly good man, an 1 c ?
ing of respect and revereace f - .
superior qualifications, ard f ;
limited generORity to, and fry
with his thonchilsss chiia-- . .
kiss, auntie, and pray doa t lv
bnt with yonr advice t,n i ,
think I shall soon develc p iii a
dignified matrom. .:
Oracie never regrets'.' 1 -t
tained so ranch informa i a f
Howard, nor for follow leg
and is rapidly beeomii.g aa
and useful member of a. i-' ; i
desires to be fashionable . ;
not clash with good sense and t : .
ings of others.
Mrs, Dickey Lingwd-IHI
new play called "Tortorc.1 ts .
The audienoe takes the losu;;-;: .
It is said that Cardinal V,
asked a certain mor:-'''i.
thought of a debate in t-e 1 -The
monsignore mavle rl
feet: "Eniineaca, 1 1 tvs .
debate with tbs dee', ' l
have arrived at a mo.t i
ion. That oonclaskr, i
if you wish to be her j i
a hvrge room, mind y-.-, i r
cf my premise! you l;
Sophie Pparkle, tr' '
botly ovcrloard at a I -Boct
n wo-nan ntvor
until L tnis or.t I
pcVf t f r:-"' ", 1
lnriy J t' r v.
stwts ',. UH. .
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wot ' cf
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