The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, June 24, 1870, Image 2
THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA. i (Ifxrhtmlrhiu -AND- BLOOMSBUHG. PA. rrldnr .Horning, Jiiiim ti l 1S?0. W TI1K OOr.UMUIASI lins llle Irgeit Circulation of nny paper nllltlieil hi Northern Pcniiiylvmiln, nml U alio a much larger sheet titan any of lUcolem iorarle anil la therefore the belt medium for adrcrtlilng In thli lection oftho State Something Wrong. It is a matter of vnst publlo Interest thnt tho returns to tho present Census should bo correctly made. Hut such will bo very far from tho caso. In ma ny Instances, men havo been appointed as a reward for political services, who are notoriously unfit. Again, tho peo ple) for ten years past havo been 80 hounded down by re venuo assessors and tax gatherers, that thoy avoid tho cen sus marshals, or glvo figures of valua tion for their property far below what It should bo, under tho Idea that it is n dodge to exact taxes. But another grave fault Is tho incora plefen -, of tho method. For Instuuco . mil of tho marshal's business is tit t ill" value of each ono's real and iMuiuuul estate. Jones, for example, buys of Smith u farm for $10,000, giv ing bonds and mortgage for It. Tho mir-hal asks Jones the value of his faiMi mill puts down $10,000. IIo then goes to Smith aud asks hlin tho value of his property and includes the mort gage and bonds given by Jones. In tljis insinnco 1119 returns snow nn amount Just double tho actual ono, and is value less in u statistical point of vlow. She Knights Templar at Williams port. Tho 17th annual conclave of tho Knights Templar of Pennsylvania was held at Williamsport last week, begin ning on Tuesday and ending tin Friday. CrusadoCommandery was thefo in force but owing to a lack of banners did not mako as good a display as othcrcomman- dcries with lesser numbers. About sov- enty-flvo of our Sir Knights appeared in procession. Gen. Ent was aide-decamp to tho grand commander, and won now friends by his Knightly bear ing and good horsemanship. It is estimated that thero wero not less than 15,000 strangers In Williams port to witness tho parado, whllo the residencea of Masons along tho route wero decorated with emblems, and those who were not moinbers of tho or der displayed tho stars and stripes. Over 1,000 Knights, representing thir ty Commanderies, appeared in full uni form, and sixteen bands, including tho Marino of Washington, furnished mu sic for tho occasion. Mayor Ilordie and tho City Councils rovlowed tho procession as they passed tho Court House, tho different Com manderies saluting them in honor of the hospitalities extended. Gov. Geary and other dignitaries wero in attend ance through tho cntlro session. After marching over tho routo laid down,tho Knights proceeded to Herdlc Park, where standing room was, scarce ly obtalnablo within hearlngdlstanco of tho main stand, whero tho installation of tho Grand Encampment Officers elect took place. The citizens of Williamsport say thoy never before havo been favored with such a grand display, nor havo thoy had so many people within their limits at any ono ilmo Other occasions, such 03 fairs, races, mass meetings, &c, aro simply nowhere in point of numbers, interest or grandeur j and nover wero a people better satisfied than thoy with tho demonstration of the day. Our valued friend and ancient com rade Col. H. B. M'Kean of tho old Sixth Reserves was elected Eminont t'onuiiHuilt'r for tho ensuing year, and Hi bui K wa selected as tho place for iiie;tiiii of tho uext annual conclave. Columbia County Co-oporative Re lief Association. , Somo weeks ago wo published an nr- tide on this subject copied from tho Williamsport Gazette A Mulleltn. Tho charges wero so serious that wo thought 1 1 our duty to call attention to them, and .fully expected our cotemporary to vindicate tho parties assailed, as ho has had considerable pecuniary benefit from tho organization. Ho has failed to do so, (unless abuse of us Is vindica tion of others) and wo havo taken tho troublo to oxamlno tho subject. , Wo find that tho Columbia County UO-operativo lteller Association was regularly chartered by our Court on tho Cth of Jast September, its object being legal and meritorious. Among tho po- titioners and officers wo find tho names of responsible men such iuW. H. Brad ley, Editor of tho Republican, Samuel Knorr, Assessor of Internal Revenue ; Daniel Snyder, Abram Snyder'," It:- J. Millard, W.II.Woodin, II, R. ICiiiio and others. Tho object of tho Association is stated to bo "tho relief of Fathers, Mothers, Widows und Orphans of deceased mem bers" and this is accomplished by each member paying $5.00 for that purposo upon tho death or a member. That is, If tho organization numbers 1,000 per sons, tho. families of tho deceased aro to recelvo $5,000, nnd a proportionally less sum fora less uumbcr. In short, It Is a Mutual Life Insurance Company, and wo do not sco how any ono can bo "swindled" If tho officers aro thorough ly honest and conscientious. If other wiso, tho members aro liablo to loss in mis as in any name, Having Fund or other organization. Grant and Cuba. "The great CuDan debate is over, juid what docs Jt amount to? To nothing woro man tno oiu story or trio mount' ain and tho mouso." N, V. Times. So, after nil, it seems that tho official patronugo of tho President Is stronger than Congress, and that that august body rather than loso its hold on np pointmonts for tho constituents of Its honorable members, Is content to re ceive tho recent insult offered by Mr, Grant in his Cuban message, and pro-fen- to fat "humble plo" rathor than thwart the pluns of His Majesty tho up pointing powor. So bo it, but wo aro pleased to havo tho vexed question set tleq as to "who's bossing this (adminis tration) Job." One hundred and blxly-ilvo acroa of tho Agricultural College land scrip, Is tued to Maine, were bold yesterday to G. F. Lewis, of Cleveland, Ohio, for 18,700. j Congress a Soureo of Banffcr. Wlion Congress assembled, on tho nth of December, It seemed to bo impress ed with n sense of tho necessity of prompt legislative, action upon tho questions boforo tho country. It mado many demonstrations of a hearty will ingness to dispose of huslnoss, mid for a short tlnio It seemed probablo that It was really In earned. Tho financial, tho manufacturing, tho commercial and tho agricultural energies of tho wholo country were depressed, aud business cutcrprlso of all kinds was eagerly waiting Tor tho establishment of a per manent policy which could bo mado tho basis of safo action in tho future Tho peoplo wero inclined to bo hopeful and confiding. Thoy had patiently waited for tho final completion of tho measures which tho war had rendered necessary, and which tho resistance of tho Demo- cratlc party had so long postponed', and thoy confidently looked to tho Forty first Congress to complete tho work without further delay. Thoy believed, and with Justice, that thero wero no longer any serious obsta cles in tho way,and that Congress could easily accomplish Its work in timo to allow tho cntcrprlso of tho country to How In Its natural channels. With controllng majority In both Houscs.and with a political reputation almost un equaled, the Republican Party had what may bojustly termed n splendid opportunity. It had only to address itself to tho work boforo it with energy and wisdom, and to mako a practical rt'3ponso to tho wishes of tho country, to attract to tho party oven greater strength than was displayed In tho cam palgu of 1808. Wo aro sorry to add that the result thus far has been llttlo hotter than n general disappointment of tho hopes which wero indulged. For over six months Congress has trilled with tho people, until thero 13 danger that tho party itself will bo mado to suf fer for thodllatorlnos3 of its representa tives. Instead of adopting a wlso and well-considered course of action, Con gress nas mttcrcu away month after month of precious time in dreary and profitless debate; it has allowed Itsolf to bo diverted from tho essential work boforo It, to tho consideration of a thousand paltry schemes of legislation; It has spent weeks upon a struggle be tween local Interests over a tariff bill a bill which ought not to havo been in troduced, and which thero was nover any prospect of passing from tho bo ginning; It has palterod with an over whelming popular demand for relief from excessivo burdens of taxation, and has almost cntiroly failed' to suggest any well-digested and symmetrical financial, policy. Meanwhile, tho time has passed by for the current year; labor is sorely de pressed; trade is paralyzed; capital is idle, and stagnation prevails In almost every branch of business. Thoso who aro accustomed to feel tho political pulsoof tho people detect unmistakable signs of dissatisfaction. Thero is gravo danger that tho Republican Party, six months ago strong and full of vigor, will find itself materially weakened by tho ineillclency of Congress. It is un accountable that our representatives do not seo tho mischief which must inev itably accruo from their do-nothing tactics. The peoplo are fast losing pa tience, aud,unless Congress makes hasto to retrlovo its error, they will bo likely to visit tho remissness of Republican Legislatures upon tho party itself. Times (Republican.) Tho Fifteenth Amendment. Punchinello thus satirizes tho bill to enforco the provisions of tho Fifteenth Amendment under tho head of "Con densed Congress:" In spito of tho obstinate silenco of Sumner, tho Senate has been lively. Its first proceeding was to pass a bill an interminable and long-drawn bill ostensibly to enforco tho Fifteenth Amendment. But tho tltlo is a llttlo Joko. As no single person can road this bill and livo, and no person other than member of tho bar of Philadelphia could understand, If ho survived tho reading of it, Punchinello deemed it his duty to have the bill read by relays of strong men. What Is tho result ? Six of his most valued contributors sleep in tho valloy. But what aro their lives to the welfare of the universe, for which ho exists. Tho bill provides, 1. That any person of a darker color than a chromo yellow shall hereafter bo entitled to vote to any extent at any election, without reference to age, sex or previous condition, anything any where to the contrary notwithstanding. 2. That any person who says that any such person ought not to voto shall bo punished by a lino to tho oxtent of his possessions, aud shall bo anathema. 3. That any person who shall, with intent to provent tho voting of any sucli person, strlko such person upon tho noho, mouth or oilier fcaturo, with in ono mllo of any place of voting, within ono week of any day of voting, hall bo punished by ilno to tho extent or twice ills possessions, aim shall bo anathema. 4. That any perBOn'-who'sliall advise any other person to question the right of any person of tho iiuo herelnbeforo specified to voto, or to do any other act whatsoever, shall bo punishable, by flno to tho extent of threo times his possess' Ions, and shall be anathema. 5. That all tho fines collected under this act shall bo expended upon tho en dowment of "Tho Socloty for Securing tho Pursuit of Happiness to American Citizens of African Descent." And if any person shall call in question tho Justlco of such a disposition of such tines, ho shall be punishable by u ilno to tho extent of four times ids possess ions, and shall bo anathema. Mr. Wilson objected to anathema. Ho said nobody in thcSenatobut Mr. Sum nor know what it meant. Besides, It was borrowing from thosyllabusof a do. graded superstition. Ho moved to sub' stltuto tho simplo and Intclllglblo ex pression, Ho-be-dam. The Democratic Slato Editorial Con vention assembles at Altoona on next Tuesday, Wo hopo tho fraternity will workmoro aud talk less than thoy usually do on such occasions. Sioux City, Iowa, June 21. Colonel Morrow, of tho Thirteenth Infantry, readied hero last night and reports an attack by flvo hundred Indians upon tho Fort Uuford wood choppers, on thn Uth Inst., killing almost all of them, Colonel Morrow pronounces this tho opening of tho long meditated war. ME KALEIDOSCOPE. . A map of tny I"'. ., lis Urichmtlons nod tin van eonrenn." ,' CVI"' THE SHOWMAN'S WIPE: i ItjWaaftho lddlo ofnn unusually cold anil (lisagrrcahlo winter. Tho roads wero almost Impassable, being in that slato when neither sleighs nor wagons seomed to bo the proper vehicles for speedy ami comfortablo locomotion. A few days boforo tho tlmo concerning which wo are about to write, largo hand bills had been placarded about tho streets, setting forth tho wonderful and fantastic tricks which would undoubt edly bo performed by Slgnor Andreas and his accomplished band; whllo tho intervals betweon tho different Blight-of-hand and magic performances, would bo filled up and rolloved by a perform ance on tho banjo by a celebrated play er, and singing and dancing by tho SIg- nora Andreas. Tho boys, as usual, wero on tho qui vlve for tho showmen, antici pating raro fun, and nlready laughing In expectancy at their novel tricks. Thero was something "in tho bills" that appeared to strlko tho fancy of tho populoce, for tho ovent raised more than tho usual amount of excitement In tho village. Wo aro not easily moved from our propriety, do not interest our selves much in sucli matters; and at though wo nro. or at any rato wish to bo charitable, yet wo confess wo do not look with n very lenient cyo on, nor en tertaln a very exalted opinion of those who aro content to mako a living off of tho public by sllght-of-hand exhibitions negro banjo playing, dancing, and im modest posturing, with a species of low legerdemain generally. Holding such opinions, wo did not of courso ox pect to find beauty, tasto and refine ment among tho expected band of per formers. Whllo our notions of femalo delicacy and propriety aro not so Quix otic as to cxcludo women from tho stage in tho lcgitlmato drama, wo think a strolling player, singer and dancer, a depth in tho social scale to which thoy should not descend. Having been detained longer than usual at our office in tho evening, tho hands of tho clock wero turning past tho half aftor nino when wo entered, as was our wont, the family sitting-room of tho hotel. Upon a rocking-chair on tho opposlto Bldo of tho room sat a lady as yet young, though evidently a moth er, as a sweet babo was calmly slum bering upon her kneo. Instinctively wo felt that this was The showman's wife. Having long been nn Inmato of tho houso, wo almost felt oursclf us ono of tho family, and taking a seat at a re spectful distance, assumed the privilcgo accorded by strangers to each other.and particularly those living in a place, by a temporary sojourner in it, and opened a conversation with our modest looking companion. Wo wero soon satisfied, from somo casual remark, that wo had not been wrong in our conjecturo as totholady's identity; but wo looked in vain for her husband; nnd thought wo could detect her by anxious glances towards tho door, and tho quick ear which caught every sound, that sho was impatiently awaiting his re'turn. Thero was an ex pression on her faco that told us, plain ly as words, that she was unhappy. Sho was youug, sho was pretty, entertain ing in conversation, with an affable manner, and an amiable countenance, notwithstanding lis half melancholy expression, which, by the way, height ened tho interest wo already felt in her, if it did not positively enhance her beauty. It was a long hour before tho slgnor returned, and her anxiety had oncoortwico shown itself In words. As ho came, in, a sinllo, half reproachful it Is truo, greeted him. Ho seemed to bo tho beau ideal of a bruto of a husband, killing a lovlug and sensitive wife by a studied neglect of coolness, moro crush ing and heartbreaking than treatment of a harsher naturo. After observing them together for a little while, and ta king n part In tho conversation, wo arose.bowcd.and left tho room; and tak- Ing a light from tho waiter, retired to our chamber, rather, indeed, to wcavd up an imaginary history of the shoiv man's wife than tho sleep. Tho next day wo observed his beha vior to her very closely, and improved every opportunity of conversing with her. There was a great deal of sunshine- in her disposition. A llttlo attention, a kind word would at onco clear hor brow, and tho joyousncss of her still girlish naturo would shine out In all Its gladness and brilliancy. She wus evi dently a woman of superior endow ments, and her education and early as Bociationa had been bo far abovo thepo sltlon in which she found herself placed that sho was ill prepared to feel couton- ted. Sho was ardent in her feelings, in tho highest degreo sensitive, had an un usually flno voice, and au excellently cultivated musical taste. Tho success of tho performance on the first night Induced tho company to romain for soveral days in the village. Their cntortalnmcnts wero always nt night. It was nino o'clock In tho even ing of tho second day, when we threw off our. cloak and jvalked into tho sitting-room. Tho babo was asleep in tho cradle, and sho was sitting upon tho'so fa, gazing abstractedly nt Uie figures in tho carpot; Sho looked up with a happy smilo as wo entered tho door, but It fa ded instantly, and sho said, "I thought it was William." Wo answered her at random, for tho remark had sent our mind unwittingly toour bachelor apart ments, and tho fuct that there was no ono to welconio us home, after tho tur moils of tho day, with such a sweet smilo. After somo general conversation she asked,'Ha3tlio performance closed?' Wo answered that wo had not been there, but belloved it had. Wo con versed on various subjccts,still William camo.not. Finally sho spoko of him, and wo took advantago of tho circum stance to inqulro Bomowliat into her history, At first sho appeared unwil ling to Bpeak of herself,hut after a little wo wero favored, in substance, with tho following Inci dents in her life. "My father Is ono of tho wealthiest and most rcspectablo merchants in tho City of , in thoStato of Now York. I W03 brought up in tho host society in the place, and in my education neither caronor oxnenso was spared. I was sent to tho host schools, and provldod with the best teachers tho country could supply. I was tho only daughter of my parents, and thoy, us well as my broth ers, lavished upon mo all their fondness and attention. I was still a school girl when I became acquainted with Slgnor Andreas his real namodoeu not mat ter now aud our acquaintance soon rlponed Into intimacy. IIo was not a sultablo companion or match for mo in any respect; nor can I Imoglno why II should havo becomo so Infatuated, un less because of tho opposition I oncoun- tored. Ayo wero ongagod boforo wo had arrlvedfnt an ngo'sullnblo for apprecia ting nnd'iiiHlerstandlnglho Importance of tlio'rcTiillon wo wero so vllllng to nisiimo. "My family woro nil bitterly opposed to our union, My brothers threatened tho most summary proceedings should I daro.to connect myself and them with Iho.famllybf Slgnor Andreas; aud de clared that they would not only not ac knowledge lilm as a brother, but would certainly discard mo as a sister. Would to God I had listened to tho admoni tions of my mother, tho rebukes of my father, or oven tho imprecations of my brothers 1 Let mo tell you, blr," sho continued, "that, generally speaking, the woman who will marry a man con trary to tho wishes of her parents and friends, who so far disregards their ten der affection nnd sollcltudo for her hap piness, will seldom mako an oxainpla ry wife. Sho who will not acknowl edge tho authority of a parent will sel dom brook tho government of a hus band. I know," sho remarked, seeing that wo looked surprIsed,"thattho con fession 13 sufficiently humiliating, but I fear it is too true. "In this stato of offalrs wo eloped oud wero privately married. Wo wero nol ther or us twenty years old. Wo left tho city thollttlomonoy wo wero mas ters of was soon exhausted, and no opening seemed to present itself. Oh I tho folly, tho Inexperience, and tho self-conceit of youth. 1 had left all tho comforts and luxuries, tho homo and tho friends of my youth. Necessity drove us from placo to plnce,and t feared to think whero my husband picked up our precarious subsistence. Although not constantly in our present business, if I daro dignify tho calling wo follow with tho name, yot, oversluco my mar rlago my manner of life has been about such as you sco it. I am now hurried from one part ofjho country to another, traveling through cold, and storm, and rain, by day and by night. Before our child was born it was endurable, but now, tho oxertion and exposuro aro too much for my constitution. That and other things aro very rapidly wearing mo out." "In God's name, madam," said we, "why not return at onco to your father and friends ? It seems to us wo would uot hesitate n moment what courso to pursue." "Yc3, my parents would probably re celvo mont home, but tho truth is, I fear to ask them till tho worst comes." "Remember, madam, when tho worst has come, it will then bo too late." Whllo wo wero speaking, tho clock struck ten 1 "How terrible," said she, "Is this nightly neglect and delay 1" Does ho usually stay this Iato after tho closo of tho performances?'' "Frequently. His traveling agent is a man of no principle, indulges In every kind of vlclousness, and is leading my husband still moro and moro astray. I am daily, almost hourly, losing influ ence with him, and his coldnoss nnd neglect" her voice failed her; and af ter a moment, tears camoto her relief. That Is a plea we can never withstand, and as wo could not offer her any con solation, although our sympathies wero entirely with her, wo loft her to her tears ami meditations, and quitted tho apartment. Thero was an unusual fascination about tho woman, aud our new-born Interest In her induced us to attempt to discover what tho slgnor was about. Putting on an old overcoat and a, slouch hat, and taking a heavy cano in our hand, wo sallied forth on our journoy of discovery. Not being exactly certain of his tastes, wo did not know at what placo wo might find him; but being willing to givo liim tho benefit of tho doubt, wo entered tho most rcspectablo oyster saloons first. IIo was not to be found. Asa last resort wo bent our steps towards a low grog-shop and oys- tor cellar, whero wo know that gamb ling was done on a small scale. Tho keeper eyed us suspiciously, but a quar ter for n mug of alo to a fow topers who wero sitting around tho stove, was an irrcslstablo talisman, and with a know ing nod wo passed through a door abovo which wero tho words in largo letters, 'POSITIVELY NO ADMITTANCE.' A couplo of tallow candles served to shed a light upon tho tablo at tho fur ther end of a narrow room, around which wero seated four men, playing tho gamo popularly known as poker. Tho stakes, about forty dollars In bank notes, wero lying at ono end, and tho gamo was progressing. Two of the men I knew as most abandoned scoundrels; ono of them liavlug lately, In n gam bling quarrel ntabbed his adversary; and tho other, having boasted of tho se duction of a married woman in the vll lago, threatened tho life of tho husband If ho dared to resent tho iusult. Tho other two wero tho slgnor and his agout. Thero wero several men standing round tho table, nouo of whom wero tobcr, and all of whom wero ready and wll ling to, back their acquaintances. Hav ing satisfied our curiosity, wo debated Whether wo should stay and sco tho slgnor out on account of his wife, or let things tako their natural courso. Think Ing discretion the better part of valor aud tho death of tho whole four and their confederates no loss to the com munlty or to any of Its individual members, wo quietly left tho room, and throwing another quarter on thn conn tor ns wo passed out, directed our steps towards the hotel. It was about cloven o'clock when wo onco moro entered tho sitting-room. Uhe showman'1 s wife was walking tho iloor Impatient, anxious, tearful. "I am left thus alono," she said upon our entrance, "night aftor night among Grangers, who caro not for ono thoy knowonly as astrolling player. I know, I feel tho estimation In which wo aro nil held." Wo begged her to calm horsolf, assured her that every respect should bo paid her, and ventured to hopo that Signor Andreas would soon mako his appear ance. Tho moments passod heavily and slowly, and sho continued to pace tho iloor moro and moro Impatiently. At last Bho turned to us, nnd said, pointing to tho clock "There, It Is al most midnight 1 If you have any com passion on mo, direct mo to tho hull whoro thoy porformod this oveiilng, I will go and seek him." Wo assured her that thero was no probability of find lug him at tho hall, and pointed out to her tho rashness nnd probablo result of sucli a atop, bho was not, howovcr, to bo put oil, aud finally a domestic, was despatched witii her to tho hall. Wo took occasion to Inform tho servant whero to find him; and, as wo did not wish to witness tho return, wo retired at onco' to tho sollttido of our bed-cham ber, .i sLong did wo tlioro miiso unon what wo liadJustli6ardande,Scen, nor could wo noip condemning tno nusuami tor his most unkind and ungenerous beha vior to bis wife. Sho hud forsaken nil and followed him. Ho had taken her far from tho homo of her childhood, far from thoso to whom sho could natural ly look for assistance nnd comfort; sur rounded her with strangers, exposed her to tho inclemency of tho weather, left her unprotected nnd alono from dark until midnight, liablo to insult and misconstruction, without appear ing to caro for her convenience, hor comfort, or her happiness. Her natural disposition was amiable, Joyous, cheer ful; and her constitutional gaycty would break out In splto of his neglect, llko tho fitful gleams of tho sun In a November sky. Boforo I slept I heard their voices In no very gontlo concord as they passed along tho gallery to their sleeping room; and at length, with my head full of them, I-slopt and dreamed of tho slgnor nnd gamblers, nnd money, and women, and wine. Early tho next morning, as I was buttoning on a warm overcoat prepara tory to going to my office, an open two horso spring wagon drovo up to tho door, and Slgnor Andreas nnd his band of performers, and his beautiful wife, heated themselves In it. Bho was scarce ly half clad, considering tho stato of tho weather; and looked tho very Imper sonation of despair as sho folded hor babo in her thin swawl, and laid it ngainst her breast. I stepped out on tho pavement nnd spoko to her. A tear trickled down her cheek as sho bado mo "good-byo," and I parted, I pro sumo for ever, from The Showman's Wife- In tlio lions' Sen. An Appalling and Horrible Occurrence. Three of ftobinson's Circus Men Kill ed and Four Shockingly Lacerated by the Savage Beasts. Upon starting from Cincinnati for tho season, tho management of James Rob inson's circus aud animal show determ ined to produco something novel in tho way of n band chariot, and conceiv ed tho idea of mounting tho baud upon tho colossal den of performing Numid ian lions, and which would form ono of tho principal and most imposing fea tures of tho show. Although repeatedly warned by Pro fessor Sexton that ho deemed tho cages insecuro and dangerous in the extreme, tho managers still persisted in compel ling tho band' to rido upon it. Nothing, however, occurred until tho fatal morn ing of tho 12th. Tho band took their places and tho procession commenced to movo nmld tho shouts of tho multltudo of rustics, who bad assembled to witness tho grand pageant and hear thoenllvcning strains of music. Not n thought of danger was entertained by any one, but tho awful catastrophe was about to occur. As tho driver endeavored to make a turn in the strcols, tho leaders became, entangled and threw tho cntlro team into confusion, and ho lost control of them, and becoming frightened they broko into a violent run. Upon tho op poslto sido of tho street the fore-wheel of tho cage camo in contact with a largo rock with such forco as to cause tho braces and stanchions which supported tho roof to glvo way, thereby precipi tating the cntlro band into tho awful pit bolow. For nn instant tho vast crowd wero paralyzed witli fear, but forn moment only, and then aroso such a shriek of agony as was never heard boforo. Tho awful groans of terror and agony which aroso from tho poor victims who wero being torn, lacerated by tho frightful monsters bolow, was heart-rending and sickening to a tcrriblo degree. Every moment somo ono of tho baud would oxtrlcato themselves from tho debris and leap over tho sides of tho cago to tho ground with a wild spring and faint away upon striking tho earth, so great was their terror. But human naturo could not stand and seo men lit erally devoured before their very oyes, foi there woro willing hearts and strong arms ready to render overy asslstanco necessary to rcscuo tho unfortunate, vic tims of this shocking calamity. A hardwaro storo which happened to stand opposito was invaded by tho re quest of tho noble-hearted proprietor, and pitchforks, crowbars and long bars of Iron, and In fact overy nvallablo weapon was brought Into requisition. Tho sido doors of tho cago wero quickly torn from their fastenings, and then a horrible, sight was presented to vlow. Mingled among tho brilliant uniforms of tho poor unfortunates lay legs, arms, torn from their sockets and half de voured, whllo tho savago brutes glared ferociously with tholr sickly green col ored oyos upon tho petrified crowd. Professor Charles Wlilto arrived at this moment and gavo orders In regard to oxtrlcntlug tho dead and wounded ho well knowing it would bon difficult nnd dangerous undertaking to remove tlicra from the infuriated monsters. Stationing men with forks and bars at every avallablo point, ho sprang fear lessly into tho den omld tho mousters, nnd commenced raising tho wounded, nnd passing them upon tho outstdo to their friends. Ha had succeeded in re moving tho wounded, and was proceed ing to gather up tho remains of tho llfo 1C3S, when tho mammoth lion, known to showmon as old Nero, sprang with a frightful roar upon his kcepor, fasten Ing his teeth nnd claws In his nock aud shoulders, lacerating him Inn horrible manner. Professor Whllo mado threo herculean efforts to shako tho monster oil', but without avail, and gavo orders to lire upon him. Thocontcntsof four of Colt's navya woro immediately poured Into tho carcass of tho ferocious animal, and ho fell dead ; and the bravo llttlo man, notwithstand ing tho tearful manner In which ho was wounded, nover left tho cago until ovory vestlgo of tho dead was carefully gath ered together nnd placed upon a shoot, preparatory for burial. It was found that threo of tho ten were killed out right, and four others terribly lacerated. Tho names of tho killed aro August Schoor, Conrad Frciz and Charles Groin, or. Collins woro produced and nn Im mediate fuuoral determined upon, as tho bodies woro so frightfully torn and lacerated as to bo unrccognlzablo to their most Intlmato friends, Tho Hons uro tho sumo ones which nearly cost Prof. Charles Whllo ids llfo two years ago, while traveling wllh tho Thayer & Noyoa parly, and wero kuown to bo ft dangerous cago of animals. Every attention Is being given to tho sufferers by tho kind nnd hospltablo cit izens of Mlddletown. and at last ac counts thoy woro all pronounced out of danger. Mlddletown (Mo.) Manner. Startling Affray Botwccn Two Crazy Brothers. Not long ngo ono Lawrcnco Rapps, living near Monroe, Detroit, becamo deranged, being subject to fits of melan choly nnd weeping. Ho continued to grow worse until it becamo necessary to send him to the nsyltim nt Kalama zoo. Ono morning last week Georgo F. Strceter was to start with tho unfor tunate man for tho nsyluui,butfelt that ho should need asslstanco, and Chrlsto pher Rapps, brother of tho crazy man, volunteered to accompany Strceter, Tho Detroit Fac Press says i "On tho train tho two brothers had a scat directly In front of tho officer, nnd It was noticed that tho insauo man grow moro nnd more excited . Ho continued to groan and weep, deploring tho ca lamlty that was so soon to separate tho two, perhaps forovor, and refused to bo comiorted by tho sympathetic and choer- Ing words of tho officer. Liwrcnco had now and then n gllmpso of reason, nnd, when the trio got off for dinner at the Junction, was tho coolest of tho threo, They all sat down at tho hotel dining' tablo, tho offlcor between tho brothers. Tho tablo was filled with men, women and children, passengers oil tho troln which stood opposlto tho door. Tho meal had only commenced, when Chris topher, the sano brother, suddenly ut tered a loudscrcam ofsorrow and despair which startled ovory one, causing every cheek to turn pale. As ho shrieked ho roo from tho table, dashed tho otllcor aside as ono might a child, and then tho two insane brothers locked together n mad struggle. Up and down they whirled, shrieking, kicking, striking. pulling, each ono n giant In strength each ono a demon In his hate. Tho strongest men trembled and pushed away from tho strango scene, the worn en screamed, and for a moment or two thero was such a strnugo spectaclo thero as ono never witnessed In his lifetime The mad brothers struggled aud writh cd, now ono down, thou tho other until somo of tho passengers cried "shoot them!" Tho officer, coolest of all mado several efforts to scparato tho combatants, which was accomplished by Lawrence seizing his brother's hat and springing through tho crowd to tho door. Ho went straight aboard tho train, clambering on top of tho cars, Christopher was thrown down and bound, nnd then came a strugglo to se cure tho other brother and tako him from tho car. Tho feat was at length accomplished, and then ho was tied hand aud foot, and left at the hotel while Strceter came on to this city with Christopher. Tho victim was locked up at tho Central Station whllo tho offi cer returned to go forward with tho other, and will return to-dny and tak this ono to Monroe. Tho ycll3 and shrieks of tho poor fellow confined at tho station were enough to mako ono tremble, and ho jumped aud bounded against tho door of his cell In a way that shook tho building. Tho wholo In cident is ono of tho strangest that has occurred for a long time, and but for the torn clothes nndscrntches exhibited by tho officer, and tho yells and shriek of tho last victim of tho fearful disease, might seem llko a romance. The New Attorney General. We aro now enabled to answer tho question, Who is Ackcrmau? Amos T, Ackerman, appointed by tho President to tho oilico of Attorney General of tho United States, mado vacant by tho res ignation of E. R. Hoar, is n native of JS'cw iiampsniro, out nas for many years resided in the Stato of Georgia Ho studied law with tho late J. M'Pher son Berrien. When tho sccesslou move ment came on, ho opposed it, butnftor ward yielded to tho current which swept his Stato out of tiio Union. In 1802 wo find him raising a regiment for tho armies of Jeff. Davis, and shortly afterward a momber of thostnffof Gen Robert Toombs. IIo served about eighteen months In tho Confederate army. After tho failure of tho Southern cause, ho applied to Congress for rcmls fcion of his political sins, which was granted in a bill for tho removal of tho disabilities of sundry repentant rebels, In his petition for restoration to the rights of citizenship, ho states that he entered tho Confederate scrvico volun. tarily, but promises if Congress will only forglvo him, ho will go and sin no more. Ho has been a "republican' over slnco ho received tho congressional absolution, nnd In 18G8 was on tho Grant nnd Colfax electoral ticket for bis Stato. When Gen. Grant became Presidout, ho appointed tho liumblo nnd repentant Ackerman U. S. District Attorney for tho district of Georgia, which position ho has hold until tho present tlmo. Though acting with tho so-called "re publican" party of hja Stato, it is said that ho has been nn earnest and consist ent opponent of tho Bullock faction. Patriot. Origin of tho Term Trco Mason. Dr. Buchansays: "Tho members of tho building fraternities wero called freo masons, not because thoy wero freemen, but becamo thoy wero frco masons; that Is to say, that being ma sons, and having granted to them, as such, the king's peaco or freedom of his kingdom, they wero freo as masons to work anywhere there; but thoy wero not altogether free, apart from that charactor, for, as men, thoy wero not freo to intoriuoddlo with tiio politics or other affairs of tho country, but as members of tho building fraternities their prcsonco Is needful in tho king dom for tho purposu of carrying on tho buildings ; and In order to encourngo and protect them, tho masonic frater nities received by charter, or othorwlso, tho protection of the "King's peace," which entitled them to bo held freo ns masons from nil molestation, and being employed on tho magnificent buildings then erecting for tho church, they there fore received tho protection of tho church nlso. llcnco, having tho freo dom of their country in their masonic capacity, and the protection of both church and king, thoy woro doubly ireo, no nouio nor any ono daring to In suit, attaek or onslavo thorn, becuuso thoy wero tho 'frco masons.' " TIemkmiiuk, tax-payors, that Morcur voted to contlnuo tho present odious Jncomo tax, and also Yotod agaliuit re ducing it from flvo to threo per cent. Congressional. SENATE. Thursday, Juno ICth, 1870. Mr. Edmunds cnllcd up tho Houso bill to defino tho duties of Pension agents, to proscribe tho manner of pay ing ponsions, nnd for other purposes. Tho bill provldes,nmong other things, for tho quarterly payment of pensions, nnd makes tho fees of pension ngonts uniform. ItOUflH. Mr. Mavnard. from tho Comtulllco of Ways and Means, reported n bill to relievo coal from nil taxation, ana mov ed Its reforenco to tho Commlttco of tho Whole. After discussion, tho bill was recommitted. Tho Houso then pro cceded to voto on tho currency bill and amendments. Tho nmendmcnts offer ed by Messrs. Ingcrsoll, Lynch, and Smith, of Oregon, woro severally re eded. Others wero agreed to, nnu tno bill passed yens 08, nays 81. FniDAY, Juno 17. In tho Senate, yesterday, tho Franking bill was taken up at 1 o'clock, and a protracteu uouaio. ensued. A motion topostponouiosui) lect till next session was defeated by 17 to 31. An amendment continuing tno present provisions of tho law regarding frco transmissions of newspapers was adopted. Au amondmcnt depriving members of Congress nnd postmasters of tho prlvllegowa3 offered. Tho Ben ato adjourned without voting on tho amendment. In tho Houso, ft bill was reported to abolish tho duly on all kinds of coal, Tho Houso at an early stago In tho pro ceedings began to voto on tho Cuban resolutions. Tho substitute offered uy Mr. Bingham, on Wednesday, for tho resolution reported by tho majority of tho Commlttco on Foreign Affalrs.was ndontcd bv a voto of 102 to 88. The Conference Commlttco on the Pension Appropriation bill reported non-ngrco ment with tho Senoto, and tho Houso refusod to concur In tho Senato's amend ment relating to the Navy Pension Fund. Tho Sergcant-at-arms was di rected to tako Woods, tho assailant of Mr. Porter, to Richmond to testify In a murder trial, and then bring him back to await the action of tho House. Saturday, Juno 18. In the tcnato, yesterday, at tho expiration of tho morning hour, tho Banking bill com ing up in regular order, Mr. Sumner otulcavorcd to liavo it set aslde,and tho Mrs. Lincoln Pension bill further con sldcrcd. This was not done, howovcr, Tho evening session did not closo until nearly midnight. Tho Post-offico Ap propriation bill was tho subject under consideration tho entire tlmo. Tho Franking question was brought in by amendments and discussed. Mr. Sum ncr's cheap postago amendment was rejected; Mr. Nye's (a two-cent postago in placo of three) was adopted; but no final action was reached on tho measure, In tho Houso tho Committee on Elec Hons reported in tho Virginia contest ed caso in favor of Mr. McKcnslc, tho sitting momber. A bill to cqualizo bounties was reported from tho Mili tary Commlttco, and at onco passed through tho various stages. It allows $8!lli to non-commissioned ofilcors soldiers and musicians for each month' service between tho 12th of April, 1801 and tho 9th of May, 18G5, deducting United States bounties already paid senate. Monday, Juno 20. Mr. Conkllng re ported back the Houso bill in relation to naturalization, with an amendment, and gavo notlco that at an early day ho should call it up. Tho Post Office ap propriation bill was then taken up,and a number of amendments debated until the hour of adjournment. house. Tho Speaker laid before tho Houso tho credentials of B. F. Whlttemore, Roprescntalivo elect from tho First dis trict of South Carolina. Ho suggested that tho caso should bu postponed. Ho now moved tho Houso postpone tho caso until Tuesday, after tho morning hour, and then tako up tho naked ques tion on Whittemore's admission. Agreed to SO yeas to 0 nays. Tuesday, Juno 21. In tho Sonato, yesterday, tho bill to reduce taxation was reported from tho Commlttco on Finance. Tho Post-office Approprla. Hon bill was taken up, tho question bo ing on the amendment abolishing tho franklngprivilege. Mr. Sumner's prop osition for cheap postago was voted down. An amendment providing for two cents postago was nlso rejected. Another was offered allowing each momber of Congress $500 for postago, and was rejected. An amendment thnt tho bill shall not lako effect until Oct. 1, was agreed to. Without acting on any other amendment, the Senato took a recess. In the Houso u number of bills wero Introduced, nraong them ono authoriz ing tho President to open negotiations with tho British North American Prov inces for their admission as States of tho Union, and one to annex tho Republic of San Domingo. A bill authorizing New Mexico to organlzo as a State un der tho name of "Lincoln," was report- eu irom the Commlttco on Territories, and was recommitted. Tho Houso went into Commlttco of tho Wholo on tho Fortification bill, appropriating $1,201,760. A motion to strike out tho enacting clnuso was voted down by 59 to G. Tho bill was, after a long debate reported to tho Houso and passed. Tho Army bill, appropriating .$29,977,007, was taken up in Commlttco of tho Whole; $50,000 was added fur motcoro logical observations and $20,000 for shade trees in tho Northern cemeteries, and tho bill was reported and passed. SENATE. Wednesday, Juno 22. Tho Houso bill to pavo Pennsylvania avenue- was passed. Tho Senato took up tho un finished business, tho post offlco appro priation bill and franking repeal amend ments. Mr. Trumbull's nmendmeut limiting tho franking privilcgo hcreaf- tor to tho departments, nnd nllowing public documents to bo franked only irom Washington City, wft3 rejected by n voto ot n to 25. Tho question recur- ring on Mr. Ramsoy'a proposition to repeal tho franking privilcgo, a largo uumbcr of amendments wero proposed, ouiy ono or which was adopted, to wit prohibiting any allowanco for stamp? or increased pay to Senators or Ropros entatlves In consequents of the frank ing ropeal, Mr, Ramsoy's nmendmcnt as amended was rejected yeas 20, nays 28. Tho bill then passed, and tho con sular and diplomatic appropriation bill was passed, HOUSE. Mr. Butler, of Massachusetts, from tho Reconstruction Commlttco, report od a bill for a full and general grace, amnesty, nnd oblivion of wroni": ilnlnra : n.lal . " on8Ull Bdi gaged In tho war of tho late TrS n' Ordered to boprintcdandrccoZ Tho case of 11. F. WhlttcnioreS' Carolina, then como up hy ! ?i i h slgntncnt. Mr. Logan offered .. 1. f nun iixuini; inu nciion or t in IW . too on Military AlftlnBaor,h7,?,! In reportlug and adopting n rMn ??' declaring Mr. Whlttemoro. l,J u 7lot duct in selling military nnd n,v.t dotshlps, unworthy of a seat In n Houso of Rcnroscnttiti Inn lila rn.nliinf tnn -.,! ti ' ' tho Houso of Renrcsehlntiv.; "8 that . 1, UW M in allow llinsntil n 1? itn ... bo sworn as n Representative In H. Forty-first Congress, and dire t i , his credentials bo returned to hi After a long discussion tho MoT' question was seconded yeas 81 7 07 and then tho reaolntt Mr. Logan was adopted-yeas lnii,. n I oil Latest News. ATTOIlKEY-GENEnAT. HOAR' RBsti. NATION, WARIIINflTnV. .Tnn 1n nn Imilnnf ItilniW of (1, . IeJ ' 1 MU I lift ... j..- . ....... llIU tuimaito-dav i tlin rlinneo In din pol,l,a Ti ' ' den nnd unexpected to many b(Z o- v -uiui;ii ILWnaon. iiuu represeuiuuves. Un Tiins,1i,. i. , ... - -"aiun tornev-Gonoral Hnnr n-imi meeting, in goou numor.anil certainly with no Intention of resigning then f,J no iniormcu soverai membera miu press thnt ho was golnu homo fm- n days, and would then return, nml te iuuiu nuiu uuariy mi mo summer. His resignation wascomtnunlMtrrii. tho President last evening, in a britt but friendly note, In which he stated innt no nau unauy ucierinlncu to trits draw from public life, and trusted that mo president wouiu accept his resigna- tlnn. In fnko nfTnnf imnn 4l.n o , . tumirnia. tion oi ins successor. xj.u visum! uiu wmio House at i tlnn i'itli tlif. rii-na,lnnl t 1 t. ...... i-.iuiiui, uuut-rai rorter carried to tho Senate tho name of ths Hon. Amos T. Ackerman, of Georrfi as attorney general, vico Uo.ir resid ed. is win Kiiuwu inai wis was a sur prise to Judge Hoar. Ho did not dream that Mr. Ackerman was to bo his suc cessor, nor did Secretary Fish, for the latter entered tho Whlto House after Gen. Portor went to tho Senato with the nomination, nnu was men luiormw n It. Senator Sumner expressed hlisur prlso, nnd called on Judge Hill, ol Georgia, to get tho status of Mr. Acker man. In this ho was followed by Sen ators Pomcroy, Thayer, Tliurnwn and others. llnTratnTTP Tut.n i Tn.nf.3 Ml Iloag, nt Mahanoy City, a few moatlu on-.n tvniirnit nmnriir nt-n. it-ntn Minwinr UUUHH. ILL LUU UU (JUrillUUllb Ul UIU tins noon, nnu nas not neen ne.iru iro forfeited. nnlnnn llnnnimrtn iliei !!in moralm? I mninpr.in. rw. .Mrc. w 1 1 1 ninn. u - resldouco. dians. following: road trnln approached tho Platto river, .. . - ... .. . . t r rn. II1U t-IIUlIlt't'l UISUUVCIUU it uauu v. . UMUl MUUU. l...U uutiutt.ii w-w..ol nHncf,I..n tl.rt loftlr Act Ih .it.. .. ni.n... i...H.iHrl,i rrAiirr qn iuuuuti.U t,iuaiiti ..u ...it... - -- JWItlllU .HV V(l(,lllt,t.t WW,,---1 o -nil nml 1. mtnlniultt Climirwint? IHU inov wero aoout 10 aiiach. uro iimu,r Ull U1U1U niUMUi IWiU UMOl.Vt. .u.vv.0 - ..,, ..l l.mi.,,. ii.twnmi Tin nnj. ana uunu .wiiiij i.it.tvw. i many ponies. T .-, . T.in O An fi rfiPfiN 111 I1L illLilUtri IUUU '1UV.U .1 Vl3vj noon.nonr Uoycrtown, m uns cuuu j uuuut u yi'ur uiu, nnu no ww. A 1- tu il.n HlM run mri nr. iirst ciiurceu v..-:-- n u'nrn nmu nil 1111 lauiuuu --- uumaLuuuua uuiucu "-'-jv ' to her guilt, which It is snui buo 1- -.1 til 1 XT- mrtt Pfi M UUn excontlnt? that alio killed ino cmw r pomqd if. wna f rnnttinsoilU' Omi in llrn woods ana nor. ntmrennncieu un i" - Wl l!ll .Jill ijuvt;i Jt ... a- . - ,nn tit and urougnt nor 10 urn was committed. Communicated. Shenandoah City. Turin IftMl. 1870. Nun onil tfnma nrn scarce in OUr l" HltlJli uUUUJUiltf, .... Intvn. linl. norlmns tliero Win u tiling moro worthy oi nun. w t.tctt.n William Davenport prmimlftliur n 1-nllO on ClllirWU" , nort. his own daughter, a n' a in t 1 1 venrs oi utu. ' .t ... mm.Ij wus u 1 . T . mtinj MllllVIU ' - -i...-n in outrageous caso. xi " - . . ... tho defendant had frequently n-" nnnfln.. ,vl(l. lmr Till) Jury . a verdict of guilty without- nw"- tiio parlies oro irom iuun""" ..... .... tnn.i T.io l,r,f-,i t-rtllHi- tfl nOil I ltl information that tho prisoner ed ahovo, committed sulcido In l' on Friday night. JoiiNA.TiTM ; . ..annul T...m 11. UATAWii , : 'in thO Oat-t. IIhockway:-! scolni 'V, iiMi,tvHi tt . , , . rirtiiniv. to tako tho Census in us -f "fPPIt itunr in v( anli lnj li mi If 1 1 1 1 Hi, I ItJl 1 '. . tl tent nngltinn tion would havo heon , n g J.f Ing, why wero they not 1J,,"""vEj, SIXTH lit-' . . . . . ... i.mn ills! iiiir iiiimi iif-ii iruiu .".-- t... lettor. Wo can only usWC(Vn rcCoB. mado on inu UIIIIUlIlLUiUIlLH wuiu ..in ,,1,r,ititiiuit v.- mendatlon or Mercur mm j t : j i iiin suitt--- courso a Boldier stood no clll";c, n them. Tho Democratic 1''C rv iiiii ii'iiiiim ill una - ...ti u-ounty con errcn i - Wt Boiuiers, out mo oppoonw on ovory occasion.