The Coast mail. (Marshfield, Or.) 187?-1902, May 08, 1880, Image 1

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    The Coast Mail.
Marshflcld, Coos Co., Or.
Terns, In Adrnnre.
Ono year - 2 CO
Hix months - 1 50
Thrco month 1 00
Slabc o Oregon.
Governor, W. W. Thnyor
fitjcrctnry of State, H. 1'. Enrlinrt
Treasurer, K. Hursh
Hupt. l'ublio Schools, J. L. Powell
2d Judicial Dhtrlct.
District AUoriicy,
J. F. Watson
8. II. Hazard
Coo County
County Judge, J. II. Nosier
J John Konyon
It 0. Dement
A. G. Aiken
School Superintendent,
Alex. Slauff
I). Murw, Jr
John l.iino
J. F. Mooro
T. C. Mitckcy
Cnrry County,
County Judge, DeloK Woodruff
J I. Hughes
J. A. Cooky
A. II. Moore
Walter Hutton
A. M. Gillespie
M. I.UII)ou
School Supt.,
Thou. Cunningham
The ItuIIa-r Pnttaloa.
An old joke veratflcd.
A gentleman whoae turao wm known afar.
Once had wife who ww too fond of drink)
lie could not from her litinra all debar.
He watched her till hi health began to
ink ;
Their fricndi then mado her drunk
aa any
And put Iter in a colli n black aa ink.
Hrrhuibaml hid and watched till olio awoke;
He heard a rumbling nolio and thm the
"Where can 1 1J t and ii thii final fate ? "
A atrange voice aniwercd in a aolenm
"You're dead to earth and in afuturo itatcf"
She aaked, "I)o you alio with hadowa
moan ? "
"I do." "And how long dead!" "Long
yeara to date."
"And how long I ! " "Your breath juat
now Iisji flown."
"Now you've lcn here much longer than
Ileaac tell me where I'll get a little gin t " Foiik.
A ."Marrow lUcape.
Among tlio excited crowd that vis
ited tho office of the Helena (Mont.)
Independent for ucwh concerning tho
Utc outbreak, thero stood a (nil, hand
some youth of twenty-three years, tho
strango whiteness of whoso hair bo
ram at oncu a matter of comment.
Thii young man was John Lanfarr,
who hud not long ago hired himself
atATancnuan with Charles I). Hart,
three miles out of Helena. Lacfarr
was importuned by an Independent re
iwrter to tell "tho story of his white
top-knot. Ho, at tho ago of nine
teen years, was onoof tho seven pack
ers who left Fart Lincoln in 1875, to
ride with Gen. Custer along the Little
Ilig Horn. When the fight of that
bright hut disastcTOUSKU miner morn
ing opened, Lacfurr, with his compan
ions, happened to be three miles
away from the command. In a few
moments after tVie couud of the com
bat reached them, a hand of Sioux
prug from the grass within a few
feet of theia. Lacfarr noosed a rope,
placed it in tho mouth of tho nearest
horse, and, leaping upon tho animal's
back, plunged bis spurs into his Hank.
As ho hugged Ills horse ho saw his six
companions j-okIowh, one after anoth
er. One bullet xiut of tho hundred
that followed him tore through his
aeck, another ctrt a deep furrow across
Ms tteek, n third imbedded itself in
liis thigh, and a fourth killed his
liorsc. The desperato boy shot an ap
M-oae1iing Indian and ran for a belt of
timber half a milo distant. Barefoot
ed, weak and fafat from loss of blood,
Ue out ran his pursuers and roached
the woods, where ho hid for three
lay. Ho was at Inst picked up by
three friendly Crow Indians and taken
to Fort Lincoln, whoro ho told of tho
massacre. It was not until ho reach
ed tho fort that fe know of tho change
In his hair, which, heforo tho terrible
suffering, had been as black as thu ra
ven's wing. Lacfurr has sinco been
Hrtat at various points on tho plnins.
He docs not like to go over tho story
of his wonderful adventure.
Ax jar, 0. Hiutkixi., a tiativo of
flwedon, committed suktdo on tho
Ii ult. Hurtzoll's wife, Augusta
Frederick Hartxell, separated from
him four months ago on account of
ItU Intemperate habits and failure to
provide Ho demanded that sho ro
turn to live with him. This she ro
tated to do. At this Hartxell drew a
HxtiA and said ho would Uko his life.
His wife scrcamod nud ran out of the
room and up stairs, followed by Hart
xell. who seized her and dragged her
back into tho room and locked tho
door. Ho thou Raid that ho would
like ta dio in bed with his children,
aged respectively two, throe and llvo
years, lie crawled into lied with
them, placed tho pistol to his mouth
aiid fired with instantly fatal effect.
VoL 2.
Of OrcKoH'it Southern ConM.
My body was sorer and more pain
ful this morning, mid every step scorn
ed to hurt me fearfully. Wo made
slowor progress than yesterday, and
my resting spells were of courso more
frequent about 100 yards was n far
as I could possibly go at any ono timo
nnd could only rost by lying down
and could only liodown or get up by
being handled carefully nnd lifted al
most bodily. Wo managed to mnke
nbout thrco miles during the day,
crossing novoral very rough gorges
and in tho afternoon wont into camp
completely exhausted. Hcddcn ob
tained a little sleep before night, and
from a fern patch near by ho gatliored
a largo quantity for a bed, and cover
ing which proved to be sotno protec
tion from the damp but no protection
from tho cold.
Sept. 17, 1851. If possible I passed
a more moro misorablo night than
ever, and felt a great relief when day
light was visible through tho tree tops,
Heddcu worked over mo every mo
mont of tho time during the long nnd
tedious night, bolstering me up in va
rious ways, changing my position
when desired in order to relieve mo
whenever it appeared possiblo to do
so. Boon after daylight ho straight
cued mo out an much as possible, and
set me on my feet and it was found
that I could still stand up; we moved
along near the coast ns usual, towards
tho northward. My wound was more
soro and painful, but I could make
about the same progress as yesterday.
Hunger seemed about to overcome
me a species of three leaved sorrel
was found and I cat of it quite freely.
Heddcu left mo awhile today a few
yards back from the coast and went
out on the beach ; he saw no Indians
but noticed plenty of fresh sign in all
trails lending up nnd down near tho
bench ; he brought buck u small piece
of dead fish which had washed ashore,
which was eaten by mo with a keen
relish Good water which I needed
every few moments was found every
where at short intervals.
In the afternoon while lying on the
ground, I discovered somo little black
bugs, I picked up and commenced
eating, and found them disagreeably
sour to tho taste, soon after Mr. Hcd
dcn brought mo a couple of large
snails, which I found to bo of rather a
delicate flavor and cleaned them up
readily. Heddcu tried them a timo or
two, but his stomach revolted and he
was obliged to spit them out Once
afterwards I saw him try ono, but
was very careful alnnit it, as if ho
wished to eat it without hurting it.
but very soon gave it up, that waa his
hist effort at snail eating. Their only
objectionable feature was tho fact
that being of such a very slimy
nature, that they adhere to tho mouth
so thai no benefit could bo realized
from them until sometime afterwards
when small particles could bo released
by tho tonguo and swallowed.
Tho character of tho country is the
samo to-day as yesterday, and I pre
sume wo made about the same dis
tance We did not halt for good until
about the middle of tho afternoon, and
Hcdden took his usual sleep and af
terwards gathered a small lot of flue
brush for our bed.
Sept. 18, 1851. Last night appeared
to mo to bo much coldor than UBiial,
although wo were encamped in tho
heavy timber about ono fourth of a
mile back from tho ocean, tho fog was
so dense that we could seo but a few
yards at sundown and it appeared cold
enough for a well person to perish
under more favorable circumstances.
Hcddon by his energy and pcrsover
anco in my behalf, managed some how
to keep up a circulation of blood
which I would have been unable to
havo done myself. All the wounds
except the dangerous ono in the body
were raw running sores, not very pain
ful yet rendering my situation moro
unplcasunt every tiny, considoring
our inability to wash and dress them,
while the "bad ono," as wo called it,
was getting worso cvory day, and I
becoming less uhlo to bear it I was
bent forward considerable moro than
yesterday, and tho sevcro sickening
pain, together with tho cold, hunger
and want of sleep was fast overcoming
mo. As I became worso Hodden be
came moro imperative in his demands
for mo to keep up courago nnd to
mnko all effort possible to movo along.
I could not walk as well as yestorday,
nnd my pains wero cutting at every
step, The trials of to-day wero a more
repetition of thoso of yestenday, but
required greater efforts and more care
ful handling on tho part of Heddcu
in placing rue on tho ground when
stopping and raising mo up again
when ready to start; dragged along
making slow progress and terminated
ourdays travel at nbout 1 o'clock 1'. M.
in a small fern priarie near tho ocean.
The snails of yesterday still sticking
to my mouth did not prevent me from
enjoying tho snmc slimy diet to-day.
Wo saw a largo number of elk and tho
constant whistling was heard from
daylight In tho morning until long in
to tho night. My suffering had be
come unparalled; I wanted to dio,
doath would havo been a welcome re
lief now, but tho ways of Providence
are often wonderful and mysterious.
Ileddon enjoyed his usual sleep in the
afternoon, and it wns a grcnt relief to
mo in my ngony to know thnt ono
so well deserving was able to obtain
that happy rest which was so painful
ly denied to mo. The afternoon grad
ually wore away and as tho much
dreaded night set in, I did not expect,
nor wish to live to see the light of an
other morning largo quantities of
fern was placed under, around anJ
over me, nnd every avnilable means
devised to kcop me from chilling to
Sopt. ID. 1851. Hedden, worn to a
skeleton, working like a beaver all
the time night and day, fearfully ex
posing himself, was doing for mo all
that could bo possibly done, kept me
alivo during tho night, which gradu
ally wore away, and in the morning
I was still able to stand up, but a
greater effort was required than form
erly. I was bent forward much more
this morning, and my body moro in
flamed, swollou and discolored It
was evident to both that a crisis
would soon be reached, while no one
could havo believed I would live a
moment from general appearances,
every step, however, carefully made
scorned liko taking life, yet in obedi
ence to Heddcns command I was
obliged to make an effort to proceed,
for choice I would have preferred to
be left hero alone, and I urged Hed
den to leave me and go on to the set
tlements and save his own life, but ho
peremptorily refused to allow mo to
even talk about it any further. Pro
gress was slow and painful to-day,
and about one quarter of a mile
brought us to tho mouth of Coos
Itivor. Approaching as near ns we
deemed safe, I was cached away in a
secluded spot, and Hedden cut him a
"sholnhi" which, with the butcher
knife, as tho only weapons wo pos
scsKcd, advanced forward cautiously
to reconoitcr tho river to dctcrmino
if possible the number and character
of tho Indians, and ascertain tho
chances, if any, for us to cross tho
river; reaching tho mouth ho follow
ed along to tho right a short distance,
and discovered that an arm of the
rivor or slough of 100 yards in width
or more, put off southeasterly, and on
the low brushy flat between this
slough and tho main river ho discov
ered a single Indian camp, with only
a couple of old squaws visiblo, while
on the beach near him. an Indian
had just lauded, and hauled his ca
noe upon the sand, and had gone up
the slough. Hcddcn returned im
mediately and reported his observa
tions, and as we wero uncertain as to
the disposition of tho Indians, wo
concluded to scizo upon the canon,
and cross xlircctly over to the north
shore so as to avoid the ranch altogeth
er, and proceed on our way to the
(To be continued)
Ncir-rcliuHt Women.
In South Auburn, Mo., are three un
married sisters, who havo shown an
extraordinary degree of resolution and
energy. Their names are Margaret,
Deborah nnd Adelcna Jordan. Their
father loft them a farm of ISO acres,
which they profitably managed with
out any assistance, oxcept for a few
days in haying timo. They always
pay their bills "and in good times
have a little over." Last year they
raised about 25 tons of hay, 120 bush
els of potatoes, 0 bushels of wheat, 40
bushels of oats, 11 bushols of barloy,
24 neros of corn, and had a largo gar
den. Miss Margaret who is tho eld
est, recently gavo tho following ac
countof horsolf : "On me falls most
of the care. I havo to bo financier,
cook, fiold hand and barn hand. I
havo to stand tho racket from pantry
to corn-field in sickness and in
death. I nurse tho sick, feed tho hens,
hold tho plow, hoe the ooru, harness
tho horse, shovel tho soil maid of nil
work, and do anything and every
thing on tho farm."
Swamp fires nro raging in North
Carolina, and ono family was burned
to doath. Forost fires in Long Island
and Now Jersey contintto to bo de
structive, and Riohmond, Yu., hag
had a tiro Unit caused f 100,000 loss.
Oroitili nnil f'amtnn In IVorth
crn Ilruzil.
Evarts, Secretary of Htnle, has re
ceived a letter from the U. 8. Consul
nt l'urnnmbuco, which gives a most
distressing picture of tho drouth nnd
famine which prevail in tho interior
provinces of Brazil. From the sum
mer of 1870 to tho close of 1778, (thirty
months) no rain fell. First famine
came, wifhnll its horrors, then small
pox and other diseases aided in the
work of death, till in tho single prov
ince of Ccara which had 000,000
peoplo in 187C, 500,000 have died. Ev
ery living thing either died or was
killed to satisfy tho hungcrof the peo
ple, nnd then cnnio cnnabalism. His
letter, which is full of sickening de
tails of suffering and death, contains
tho following:
I have given tho statistics, ns fig
ures tell their own incontrovertible
talc. Sixty thousand Cearcnscs have
bcon in the Lngoa Funda cemetery
which was only commenced in the
middle of last year. The soil is sandy,
in which trenches were dug six feet
deep, and long enough to contain
twelve uncoffmed corpses. Three or
four more arc sometimes put in when
the bodies come too fast for the corpse
or grave-diggers, numbering twenty-
five. These diggers sometimes drop
dead in their trenches, from tho efflu
via emanating from the bodies, which
permeates the whole soil of the ceme
tery, and impregnates tho surround
ing atmosphere for nearly n mile.
At Parahyba, out of 15,000 Scrjantos
who camo to that port, 12,000 died ;
others have wandered off, and tho
ploco is nearly depopulated.
Of, Pacatuba and pthcr
towns, distressing accounts that aug
mented the sum of human suffering,
could be given Hut enough has been
narrated to convey some idea of the
magnitude of the terrible scene of
Cera. It is estimated thnt 150,000
died from hunger alone ; as many
more from its effects, nnd the remain
ing 200,000 from disease.
Yeirlble. IlaTnsTen of a Nlorm.
A St. Louis dispatch of the 28th
ult. has tho following with regard to
the destruction caused by the late
storm in that region :
The Merchants' Exchange Relief
Committee will to-morrow issue an
address to charitably disposed people
setting forth that the late Missouri
cyclones havo brought death nnd ruin
to a hundred families and wasted
many crowing towns, and that the
present advices of tho committee
show tho destruction to be more fear
ful than pen can picture. Two emi
nent men that have been on a (our of
inspection say that -half has not been
told. The James river storm began
about 35 miles west of Springfield,
gradually increased in size and power
until it attained a width of 2000 feet.
For a distance of 46 miles it cut an un"
broken swath from 1500 to 2000 feet
wide. Men, women and children
wore killed or crippled ; horses, cattle
sheep and hogs, are in a similar con
dition. Dwellings, fences and out
houses were not only leveled, but
blown away. Plows, wagons, reapers,
and other farming implements aro re
duced to scrap iron and kindling wood,
and in many cases fields with grow
ing crops are sd covered with forest
debris, or with mud and sand, that
much additional labor will bo required
to savo what was planted. No houses
or barns aro loft standing in the track
of the storms, and farmers are left
without or implements to carry on
their farms. Similar reports como
from many other sources, and de
mauds upon the peoplo for assistance
is very urgent. St. Louis is doing all
in her power for tho relief of theso
unfortunate districts; but the call is
great and cannot bo supplied in any
adequate manner by citizens of this
Stuto alone. This committee, there
fore, on behalf of sufferers, appeal to
tho people of this country every whero
to come forward and assist in reliev
ing tho distress in tho southwest.
The Ilia Stock ICaucli.
The Stock Journal has the following
with regard to thu noted stock ranch ;
It is estimated that tho Ilifl' estate
now owns nbout 39,000 bend of cnttlo
of all ages. It includes oight ranches,
the principal ran go being 100 miles in
longth by CO miles in width nt the up
per end, and tapering to a point at
tho other. It is situated between the
Union Pacific Railroad and tho South
Platto river, and reaches westward to
tho foothills, including portions of
Colornda, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Within tho past two years thero have
been added to the herd, by purchase,
17,300 cattle- from Texas, whilo tho
calvos branded within that timo num
ber about 8000 head. Within tho
same poriod 25,021 havo beon market
ed for boof, and 17,000 will bojnnrkot
od this year. Tho value of tlfo estate
is estimated at f 1, 500,000.
Tlio Press on the IcYonne
Tho following is a sample of the
comments of tho Eastern press o:i the
lata Snn Francisco assassination :
Tho Times says : The assassination
ofDeYonngby Knlloch, the son of the
present Mayor of Han Francisco, is the
latest act in tho tragical drama which
has long excited the peoplo of that
city. DcYoung as an editor, wns
fond of what is known as sensational
effects in journalism. To be talked
about wns his highest aim in life, lie
assailed tho senior Knlloch's character
(which is bad enough) from a journal
istic point of view rather than from
nny sense of moral duty. This course
inevitably engendered a feud. Knl
loch, the elder, being assailed, retorted
in kind and returned filth for filth
Tho editor, surprised at finding his
own weapons used hgainst him, nt
tempted to kill his antagonist. His
attack was as cowardly as that by
which he subsequently lost his life.
Kalloch did not die, DeYoung's pistol
shot made him Mayor of San Francis
co. The quarrel was renewed .with
vigor, nnit Kallocirs son taking the
law into his own hands deliberately
assassinated DcYoung. The murder
ed man was endowed with great nat
ural gifts. Morally, he was a better
man than either of theKnllochs. Ho
was basely killed, butho was an evil
and disturbing influence in the world.
His death will not be regretted as a
universal calamity. It is n calamity
to any people that such men us the
Kallochs should have cast their lot
among them.
Public Spent I ii j
Mr. M. C. George, Republican nom
inee for Congress, will address tho
people on political issues and matters
of State interest, at the following
times and places:
Ashland Monday, May 3, at 1 p m.
Jacksonville Monday, May 3rd, at
7 :30 p m.
Roseburg Thursday, May 9th, 1 p m.
Oakland Thursday, May 0, 7:30p m.
Eugene City Friday, May 7, 1 p m.
Albany Saturday May, 1 p m.
Corvallis Saturday May 8, 7 :30 p in.
Oregon City Monday May IP, 1 p m.
Salem Monday, May 10, 7 :30 p in.
Indepcndunce Wednesday, May 12,
Dallas Thursday, May 13. 1 p in.
Lafayette Friday May 14, 1 p. m.
McM'mnvillt, Friday, May 14, 7
p. m.
Hilisboro Saturday, May 15, 1 p,
Astoria Monday, May 17, 7 :30 p. m.
St. Helens Tuesday, May IS, 7 :30
p. in.
Portland Thursday, May 19, 7:30
p. in.
Weston Saturday, May 22, 1 p. m.
Pendleton Saturday, May 22,7:30
p. m.
La Grande Tuesday, May 24, 7 : 30
p. m.
Union Wednesday, May 2G, 7:30
p. m.
Raker City Saturday, May 29, 1 p in.
Prairie City Monday, May 31,1 p. in.
Canyon City Tuesday, June 1st, at
1 p. m.
The Dalles Friday, June 4, 7:30 pm.
Citizens, irrespective of party, in
cluding tho ladies, cordially invited.
An Honor to the State.
The Sunday Mercury in an article
on the Republican nominations, in
speaking of tho nomination of M. C.
George as representative to Congress,
says: "This is a good nomination,
good in every way." That ho is "good
looking," has " good morals " and has
a " good record," " is a good lawyer" a
"good citizen," and "conscientious to
a fault," yet with all theso qualifica
tions, that aro about all that make tho
man, it bays ho won't do. Tho Demo
cratic papers all over tho state ac
knowledge his qualifications and at
tainments and his freedom from rings
or unsavory tuint, and yet say he is
not tlio man. The truth of the mat
ter is that no man will suit tho Dem
ocracy, who has brains or is not in
his second childhood like old Jno.
Whiteaker, tho Representative of a
northern State, who went to Wash
ington just to fall into tho arms of tho
Southern brigadiers, with whom ho
has trained over since. No bettor
man than M. C. George, or ono better
qualified for tho position was over be
fore tho peoplo of Onegon for their
suffrages and wo havo abiding faith
that that by their votes, tho peoplo
of this young but growing State, will
send to Washington a representative
throughly well qualified ami willing
to do his duty, and ono who would bo
an honor to the state.
Tun king of Spain will visit tho
United States this spring.
It is now estimated that in Web
ster county, Missouri, of which Marsh
field is tho county sent, fully 100 peo
plo wero killed and over 200 wounded.
No. 19.
A I-'ortune I.ont.
A good many years ngo, the father
of the prcfcnt head of n Parisian
publishing house was offered a man
uscript by a palo yount: man with a
largo fore-head. Tlio publisher glan
ced over the pages and saw that the
work was inverse. Without attempt
ing to read it, he handed it politely
back to tho young author with a
few of thcuFtial phrases about poet
ry being a drug in the market, de
pression of trrdc, etc.
"I am sorr. for you," said the
young'man, itrinrcssivey,as ho pock
eted the rejj' ted manuscript. "I
was about to p-opose to you a con
tract by which I would have assured
you right to all tho future produc
tios of my pen. It was a fortune
that I was about to offer you but
you refused and so no more need be
The publisher, f truck by bis man
ner, reflected for a moment, and
then hastened after his visitor to
call him back. But lie was too
late the young man had already dis
appeared. " Never before or since," tho old
gentleman vas wont to say, " have
I met with a young author who so
fully believed in his own powers,
nor with one that had so much rea
son for such belief, for my vistor was
Victor Hugo.
Strange DlMCOTCrifK.
While Peter Muiton, Wnv Beamcr,
Siko Reynolds and Jack Manuel,
says tho Lcwiston "Teller," were
prospecting last week near the an
cient grist mill, they found a quan
tity of petrified locust and an ancient
cluster of diamonds. There were
nine diamonds original!' in a group,
but one is missing. The value of
the diamonds or diamond stones is
not as yet ascertained. The materi
al in which these rude stones are set
appears to have been mado ofmctal
ic ore, and have cither drifted to
this quarter of the globe or have
been carried hither and lost. These
gentlemen have placed their new
discovery on exhibition at the Ray
mond House. A reward is offered
by them of $500 to any person who
may find the missing stone. The
petrified locusts are in a glass case
and are also on exhibition. IIo Lo,
a Chinaman, who has laid claims to
the ancient prist mill as being of
Chinese origin, declares that the
stones in this setting arc similar to
somo ancient relics that have been
custody of the Gods for 4,C00
years in the joss house in Pekin,
Senator G'rover anil the Senate.
The Springfield "Republican," in
dependent, speaks of Senator Grav
er's illness and its possible effect
upon the political complexion of the
Senate as follows :
Senator Grover of Oregon is said
to be dangerously ill. Ho was forced
to leave Washington in December
last, and has noi ecn in his seat
since then. It ic aid to be doubt
ful whether he wii; ever recover suf
hiccntly to act ns Senator, nnd his
continued absence may end demo
cratic supremacy in the Senate al
together earlier than has been
thought possible. If Indiana elects
a Republican to succeed McDonald,
which is not at all impossible, and
Connecticut, New Jery, New York
and Pennsylvania n turn Republi
cans next winter, as is altogether
probable, tho Democrats would havo
but 38 seats in tho Sonata including
David Davis. G rover's loss would
leavo tho party in n minority of one,
and not even a Democratic vice-president
after March 4, 1SS1, would
savo tho Democratic majority in the
upper lr mob.
J. F. Swift, of Califbrnin, who is
onoof tho commissioners to negoti
ate a modification of tho Chineso
treaty, was in Washington nnd
called upon President Hayes with
Senator Rooth, and in tho courso of
a pleasant conversation tho Pres
ident expressed himself warmly in
symypathy with tho peoplo of tho
Pacifio const in regard to tho ovils of
Chicso emigration, and is earnestly
desirous of a modification of tho
Rurlingauio treaty to restrict it,
Goi.n discoveries havo brought
about grout excitement in Whito
county, Georgia. All tho talk is
about "pocket' and "nuggets."
The Coast Mail. ,
The Development of our Mines, tho
Improvemcntof our harbors, and rail
rond communication with tho Interior
Joint Representative
County Juilgc-
Commissioners C.
Treasurer M. C. GIBSON.
Vnrtj- IMwcIpIlnc.
The Democrats of Cincinnati do not
proposo lo bo defeated by deserters
from their own rank, if there is any
virtue in pistol and shot-gun. A lato
dispatch says:
Two attempts have been made dur
ing the last forty-eight hours to kill
Epli. Holland, the famous gambler
and leader of the gangs of repeaters
which carried Cincinnati for Tildcn in
187C. Friday afternoon Jake Ang, a
noted keeker of a pool room and Dem
ocratic politician, shot at Holland on
Vine street. At an early hour this
morning an attempt was made to as
sassinate Holland at his residence on
College street. He has lately worked
against the Democrats and threatened
to make disclosure. Since his chango
of front he has received notices to
leave the country, and he declares
that a plan has been formed to kill
him before tho National Democratic
Convention meets. He says he has
some facts to relate when that body
meets that certain Democrats of prom
inence are determined shall not Ue
Storm IVoteM.
Meridian, Miss., April 27. A heavy
storm passca over Macon last night,
blowing away 22 houses, including
the M. it O. railroad machine shop
round house, depot, telegraph office
and master mechanics oflice. Sixteen
cars were blown from tho track, and
17 persons killed and 22 wounded
The loss of property is estimated -at
not less than $100,000.
Maco.v, Ga., April 27. To-day cit
izens closed their places of business
nnd devoted the day to caring for the
dead and wounded. Seventeen wero
killed outright, and forty more or less
wounded, some perhaps fatally. Af
ter the storm some of the ruins took
fire but it was checked before spread
ing to any extent. At about 10
o'clock a perfect water spout visited .
tho scene moro horrible. Men and
women were found to-day decapitated
and limbs torn from bodies and other
wise mutilated, a quarter of a mile
from thcirhomes, and stock all killed.
Over 300 families are destitute, ow
ing to forest fires in New Jersey, by
the late terrible storm.
. Dur.ixa a galo on the 23d on tho
Scottish coast, nineteen fishermen
were drowned.
Ge Joseph W. Revere, grand son
of Paul Revere of revolutionary famo
died recently at the age of CS.
Wilmington is proposed as tho port
of entry for a new customs collection
district in southern California.
Ax unusual feat tiro of tho present
heavy emigration from Europo is tho
steady movement west and southwest
by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, ex
traordinary inducements beingoffcrod
to emigrants in that direction. Ono
steamer landed nearly 2000 Germans,
Austrians and Swedes at Baltimore
on tho 2Cth ult.
A shout timo sinco Lawrcnco
Lundine, living about six miles
from Portland, jumped in a well with
his baby in his arms. Tho child
was saved. Tho cause of Lundine's
suicide was a desertion of his spouse,
sho having gono with a handsomer
man by tho name of Pete Abstrom.
An Otawa, dispatch of tho 24th says :
Fully one half of tho city of Hull is
in ruins. The area of ground burned
is ono milo long ana four hundred
yards wide. Tho heat is so iutenso
and tho smoko so deiibo that tho city
is almost shrouded in darkness. Tho
estimated loss by tho conflagration is
between two and thrco millions of
dollars, no insurance. Tho scene to
day of thousands of homeless peoplo
who havo found temporary sholtor in
city halls and hotels is a painful one.
Point St. Georoe, near Crosont City
has been recommended ns a desira
ble situation for a light-houso in tho
four lust reports of tho light-houso
board. In their opinion it is ono of
tho mot important points for a sea
coast light on tho coast of California,
Tho bluff point U nbout 130 feet high
with level hind some distauco back of
it. A dangoious reef of rocks extends
six or seven miles off tho Point. Tho
pnssngo botweon tho icof and Point
St. George is niuoh used by vessels.
Tho steamer Jlrother Jonathan wai
wrecked on this reef somo years 'ngo.