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The POTTER JOTJMIL
COTJDERSPORT. PA., July 23, 1873
C COMFOKTH, of MeKean County.
HUGH YOUNG, of Tioga County,
DAN BAKER, Chairman,
J M HAMILTON, Secretary,
G W Cotvln C G Cashing
K L Nichols .1 M Kilbourno
R K Young a
Abbott—Cbxs Melsner, Jos Schwartzenbach and
Allegany— David L Raymond, A G Prcsho and
W R Gardner
Bingham—l B Carpenter, Theodore Cobb and
L J Thompson
Clara—J L Allen, W'm Graves and IV A Cole
COudersport—B F Hamilton, W K Joues and J
Eulalia —Lewis A Glaee, C Stearns and J D Earl
Oenesec—J C Cavanaugh, Win Baker and Josiah
Harrison—J L Haynes, A A SwetUnd and IV
Hector —D W Havens, John Skutt and Cyrus
Hebron— Wm Greeantan, L M Coy and Geo W
Homer —Levi S Quimby, Jacob Peet and W H
Keating— G C Lewis, Henry Harris and Hiram
Is icier ille —C E Baker. Henry C Hoslcy ami O It
Oswayo—X S Lyman, J V Brown and Win Fes
Pike —M V Trouty, SII Martin and Sam'l Brown
Pleasant Valley —Ernest Wright, Lewis Lyman
and J K F Judkins
Portage —Chas Young, Clias Austin and Dan'l
Roulet —M V Larrabee, Wm Hazen and Chas
Sharon— N Parmenter, A A Newton and J 8
Stewardson—ll Andresen, James Barton and Ed
Summit— Alvin Rennells, James Reed and J I-
Sweden —R I, White, Edwin I.ymnn and Joseph
fiylrania —Putton Stiles, A It Jordan and G C
L'lyses-*—A F Raymond, J M Benton and B Jay
West Branch— E Crippcn. S W Conabie and O
Wharton —l I. Barclay, A It Burlingaine and
As WILL l>e seen from our paper
this week, the Republican County
Committee have appointed the vigi
lance committees in the several town
ships preparatory to holding the pri
mary meetings for the election of del
egates to a county nominating con
vention, a call for which will be is
sued in due time. Thus on the part
of the Republican party, the cam
paign is virtually opened/
The local offices to be filled this
year are not as numerous as they
were last, but still there are some
that by their importance as directly
affecting the interests of the people
will give to the coming election a
full share of interest. There is a
memlier of assembly, a county com
missioner and a county auditor to be
elected, and we venture the assertion
that those three officials acting with
their associates will exercise a great
er influence on the welfare of the
County than all the other county of
For this and other reasons we ask
the people of Potter to see to the
nominations themselves. None but
the best men should be selected and
every appearance even of unfair ac
tion should be avoided. Our oppo
nents for two or three years have
rung the changes on "ring rule,''
"packed conventions," "state nomi
nations," etc., with but little success
we admit, still it has been one of
their principal arguments, and it is
the duty of the Republican party to
go into every campaign with a good
ticket, nominated fairly by the mass
of the party so that such charges
shall have no foundation in fact.
Farther than this, the temjier of the
public mind is different to-day from
what it has ever been before. The
intelligent, thinking part ot the
people are steadily reducing to prac
tice the theory that the people rule.
The time when one mind could con
trol a nation, a state or a county has
almost become a part of the past and
as it gradually recedes the united
action of the masses guided by their
own intelligence comes in as sove
reign and ruler.
We ask the Republicans of this
County to carry out this idea, this
principle, at the primary meetings
and in the nominating convention
and not, by their neglect or indiffer
ence at these, place themselves in a
position where they may feel con
strained to pay it a surreptitious
homage at the ballot-box. Give us
a good ticket, gentlemen, and then
vote it and if need be we will pull
off our coats and work for it as well.
ABOUT a year ago the Free Prex.<
of Wellsville, evidently believing
that the Liberal movement was go
ing to sway the country and result
in the formation of a powerful party,
cut itself loose from the Republican
organization and took the new depart
ure, claiming to be able to carry a
large local vote with it. The steady
Republicans of Wells ville determined
to make the fight warm for all oppo
se rs and to assist in the work the
Wellsville Times was started under
the management of George Howe.
During the campaign it did good ser
vice and November showed the ef
fects of its work and taught the Free
Press some things it evidently did
not know before.
The Times has now, we believe,
completed the first year of its exist
ence ami has proved itself one of the
best local papers of this section of
country. Its publisher announces
that he will very soon enlarge and
otherwise improve it. It has practi
cally taken the position so long occu
pied by the Free Press as the organ
of the Republican parti' in that part
of Allegany County. We congratu
late it on its evident prosperity. We
learn through its columns that an
other effort is to be made by the
Liberals in that section the coming
fall, and by a late editorial in the
Free Press charging the Republican
party of Allegany county with being
ruled by a ring who parcel out the
officers and pack the caucuses, we
judge that there are some who have
not wholly got the Liberal slang out
of their heads 3*et, else even the Free
Press would not serve up a rehash of
such a stale dish. Such stuff has
been used too often ami is too gene-
understood in these parts to be
longer effective, however it 11133' be
in Allegaii3' count3'. We might re
mark here, by the wa3*, that we have
watched carefulU' for some signs of
life among the Liberals of this County
1 for a long time past, but as jet none
are visible. The disgust that wrapped
itself like a mantle around them after
| the elections last fall seems still to
hold them silent. Perhaps they are
practicing a masterly inactivit\\ per
haps they are milling the Republi
can party and b3' and by we shall
see it disintegrated and scattered
around l>y an explosion big
as the bursting of forty fire-crackers,
and perhaps we might write of them,
From the Buffalo Evening Post.
THE 8., N. Y. & P. R. W.
When we took our first ride over the
Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia
Railway to Aurora, then the terminus
of the road, little did we think what a
gigantic enterprise it was to eventually
prove. True, we had anticipated that
all investments would prove of a paying
character, but since the completion of
the road to Emi>orium, Pa., develop
ments have demonstrated that the most
sanguine exjiectations of those who first
enlisted in the work and pushed it on
to the end, were to be more than real
ized. Before referring to the facts
which prove conclusively the correct
ness of this statement we wish to speak
of the recent action of the directors up
on the new issue of bonds. That the
condition of the road justifies the Board
in doing what they have, and that the
new iKJiid belongs to the very first class
of securities now offered to the public,
can l>e shown in a very brief manner,
viz.: The 8., N. Y. & P. R. W., with
its complete line of 120 milts, its rolling
stock of about 400 cars, with locomo
tives in proportion, and its large proper
ty in real estate, both in Buffalo and
along the route, represents an invest
ment of only 54.100.000. There may
be other roads in the country which
have as much to show in proportion for
the capital invested, but we do not
know of them and they are certainly
not to l>e found in this region.
The vapidly-increasing business of the
voud requires a speedy enlargement of
its carrying capacity. On Saturday hist
there was a call for 127 cars, and during
the past two week the demand has ave
raged f>7 cars a day. Fifty million feet
of lumber along the line of the road
await transportation, and every tan
nery in this city and the sunounding
districts but await the ability of the
road to ship bark to them.
Anotber traffic calling loudly for more
cam is that in live stock. By shipping
via the 8., N. Y. & P. and its connec
tions directly to the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company's yards at Commuuipaw,
N. J., it is claimed that shippers of cat
tle save largely, both in time and ex
pense of feeding and handling, as com
pared with the other routes to the east
ern markets. Already 20 ears a day are
thus shipped and yards to accommodate
2o car-loads have been prepared near
Babcock street. As fast as i>ossible
these yards will be doubled in capacity.
An agent of the Empire freight line is
now permanently stationed in this city
to superintend this live-stock traffic,
which is increasing more rapidly than
it can be taken care of.
< >neof the principal inducements held
out for the building of the road was the
assertion that coal of the best quality
could be brought here and sold at a rate
which would make fuel for domestic
and manufacturing purposes remarka
bly cheap. In this resj>ect the men who
projected the road are clearly right. 40
cars a day are now employed in the car
riage of anthracite coal in this point.
If the cars could be furnished, the quan
tity carried would be more than trebled
at once. The business in bituminous
coal is also making demands on the
company which their resources of roll
ing stock ure already overtaxed to meet.
all>eit the trade is only in its inception.
Within a fortnight past the Cameron
Coal Company, at Emporium, have re
sumed mining operations on a greatly
enlarged scale, and already their coal is
finding a market in this city. The Buf
falo Gas Company, for example, took
the other day a hundred tons byway of
experiment as to its gas-making quali
ties. and the result, we learn, is a favor
able one. A road from the best bitumi
nous regions of Clearfield county. Pa.,
will also shortly be opened to Emporium
and will pour a practically unlimited
supply over the 8., X. Y. & P., demand
ing means of transportation not within
the power of the company to furnish.
We say nothing of other projected coal
connections into Elk and McKean coun
ties, which are certain to be speedily
built, but speak only of business now
actually demanding accommodations.
The passenger traffic of this railway
promises to equal that of any other, and
the advantages offered will secure the
patronage of all who seek to gain their
destination from the south and south
east in the shortest time. Washington
or Cape May can be reached by this
route with only one change of cars. By
an arrangement with the Erie Railway
a ]>erson can go from Philadelphia to
Niagara Falls, or vice versa , without
change of cars, and save about three
houis and a half time over that of any
The Pennsylvania Central has effect
ed an arrangement with the Red Star
Line of steamers so that passengers and
freight leaving here byway of the 8.,
X. Y. & P. R. W. will be conveyed di
rect to the steamers' landing, and a per
son bound for Europe will have to take
but a few steps from the cars to get on
board the boat.
[- From these facts our readers can eas
ily see what splendid results are being
achieved through the construction of
this railway, and how much can yet be
What Railroads and Manufactu
ries do for the Growth of the
The Ilarrisburg Patriot has col
lected the following statistics which
are of groat interest. They show
that railroads are the very life of
business, for many of the manufac
turing establishments named in its
very instructive article would never
have been established without the
Living in this city, and paid by the
Pennsylvania Railroad, are over a regi
ment of men, to whom is paid $75,000
I>er month. This is a fountain of green
backs in our city, and the spray from
this source, as it fails over us in the
shape of V's and X's, delights the
hearts of our people. Millions of mon
ey will be paid out by this giant corpo
ration this year in laying a double
track, much of which we doubt not
will find its way to this place. The ex
act number of men employed by this
great corporation, as certified in writ
ing in answer to our communications
on the subject, 011 the Pennsylvania
Railroad, is 1100 men, and in the car
shops 1100 men and boys. We have
from other large manufaturing estab
lishments similar courteous awswers as
to the number of men employed, which
we will now proceed to give, viz.:
Lochiel Iron Mills, under the man
agement of Mr. A. S. Dull, and which
are now in a thriving condition, 650
men employed and S2B,(MX) paid out for
labor alone every month.
The Pennsylvania Steel Works em
ploy 000 men and pay out $28,000 jer
month to labor alone. Of these works
our report from the efficient manage
ment is much more voluminous than
from any of the others. They pay out
$.100,000 per month, of which S 25.000
go for freight and the rest for material.
The Ilarrisburg Cotton Factory em
ploys 260 ]>ersons and pays out monthly
the sum of SIOOO for lalror.
The Eagle Works employ 125 men
and payout, 011 an average, SBOOO per
month for labor alone.
The Benjamin Singerly printing liouse
employs in all about 182 hands and pays
out SBOOO per month for labor alone.
Colonel Harry McCormick pays out,
at his furnace, the sum of $5000; at his
rolling-mill, in this city, SIO,OOO, mak
ing $ 15,000 i>er month, beside paying
out across the river the sum of $17,000
per month, or, altogether, the enormous
sum of $32,0(H), and employs 600 men.
The Central Iron Works, under the
management of It. It. Chrisman, em
ploys 8-5 men and pays out S6OOO per
month for labor alone.
Robert Tippett, at his boiler-works,
emplays 130 men and pays out over
S4OOO for labor alone.
Bay and Brother employ 13 men and
pay out S4OO per month.
Mr. Jones Wistar pays out at his fur
nace the sum of $2200 per month for
labor alone, aud employs regularly 40
Price & Brother, at their furnace,
employ 35 men and pay out S2OOO j>er
The Chesapeake Nail Works, belong
ing to the Messrs. Charles and l)r. Geo.
Baily, employ 250 men and pay out
monthly for wages alone SIO,OOO.
Daniel T. Wilson at the present time
employs from 35 to 40 men and pays out
from sl-500 to S2OOO i>er month for la
The Northern Central Railroad, al
though not having its terminus here,
pays out for labor alone to persons who
reside here about $.5000 per month.
The Leljanon Valley Railroad, situa
ted as the Northern Central, pays out
W. W. Jennings, at his foundry, em
ploys about 20 men and pays out about
SIOOO per month.
Parsons & Finney employ alout 30
men and pay out about $2600 per
Bigler & Son pay out the sum of S 3.500
per month to labor alone in their saw
mill and brick yard.
Zimmerman & Kleckuer employ about
30 men and boys and pay out about $.500
for labor alone per month.
Hamilton's brick yard about the same
as Zimmerman A Kleckuer.
Mueucb's brick yard about the same,
and I)evens' about 20 men and boys and
pays out about $ 100U per month.
D. I). Boas, Trullinger & Brother and
John B. Simmon each employ about 30
men and pay about S2OOO per month at
their planing mills and lumber yards.
Elder & Brother about 20 men and
pay out about SISOO per month.
The Harrisburg Telegraph employs,
on an average, 25 men and 10 boys year
around and i>ays about $2200 per month
The Patriot pays out about $2-500 per
month and employs about 35 men and
On Monday next the Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad Company will enter
into possession of the old line of the
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Balti
more Railroad, between Gray's Ferry
and Ridley Junction, near Chester, Pa.
The line will be designated as "The
Philadelphia and Chester Branch" of
the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad,
and will be worked as a part of the main
NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin, >
July Ith 1873.
DEAR JOURNAL AND ITEM : In read
ing over the doings of the people of
Potter County, I find much that is
of interest to mo. It speaks of old
friends, often pointing out the station
they occupy in public affairs. The
boys of sixteen year 3 ago are some
of them lawyers, some merchants,
ministers, some mechanics and some
teachers. Many have become
wealthy. If any have become poor
since I left I have not found it out
by the JOURNAL, so I presume such
cases are not frequent.
In the West speculation is the or
der of the day, consequently a great
many become suddenly rich and as
many become suddenly poor. The
present stringency in money matters
is testing the solvency of our busi
ness men quite closely. Money is so
scarce that it is next to impossible
to loan it 011 the best of security,
say one-third the value on real estate.
Stock can hardly be disposed of for
cash. Wheat is about the only article
that sells readily for cash, that article
is always ready money, the present
price being £ 1.00 per bushel.
Our summer has been a fine one
for crops, wheat is now headed and
stands very heavy on tle ground, a
bettei prospect than usual for a large
yield. The weather has been warm
and wet for some time past and there
are some fears that the grain will get
badly lodged down before harvest.
Corn looks as promising as it has in
any previous year. Potatoes also
look fine where the bugs have been
kept cleaned otf. And, by-tke-way,
I learn those pests have put in their
appearance in Pennsylvania and New-
York. We had 6 or 8 years, the
start of you 011 potato bugs here in
the west and our experience proves
that after 8 years fighting the pests
and freezing the earth to the depth
of four feet the last winter, they come
out with redoubled force, worse now
than any previous year. I have tried
various methods to save the potatoes
so as to have enough for table use,
some seasons they have cost a dollar
a bushel and poor ones at that, for if
the vines are badly eaten the pota
toes arc not only few but poor.
There have been a great many yarns
got up of people being poisoned by
getting the bugs from the potatoes.
I have never been poisoned yet, but
I have been sonic sick by pouring
water on them when it was boiling
hot, and inhaling the steam. I have
no doubt but they are poison for I
could never starve fowls so they
would eat them.
I have tried poisoning the bugs
and it works firstrate, my way of
preparing it is as follows: one ounce
of paris green and mix with sixty
ounces of flour; mix it well together.
Make a sieve, (an oyster can punc
tured with a fine awl does well,) sift
it on the vines while wet with dew,
selecting such places as are most in
fested with bugs—in twenty-four
hours the little pests will be dead or
dying; an application lasts until
washed oil' by rain. Another good
way is to take a pail with soap suds
enough to cover the bugs, and they
will be dead in five minutes after fall
ing into the pail and thus save all
trouble of scalding them. I have
said this much that new beginners
may have the advantage of my ex
perience in the potato bug business,
if you would have potatoes you must
"fight on, fight ever."
Timothy grass and clover is very
heavy, oats have not stood the wet
weather as well as wheat—they show
signs of blight. It has been believed
that grass could not be grown sue
ceasfully in prairie country 4 but we
find grass does as well here as could
be desired. I think, all things con
sidered, the Saint Croix valley is
about as good a place to locate as
any part of the west. We never have
had the crops destroyed by grass
hoppers and hail as in many other
places and those winter storms are
not so hard. SAMCKL PALMER.
Among the new books that have
appeared is "A Thanksgiving Slofy
—Betsey and 1 are Out" which most
unexpectedly turns out to be very
The flashy title would have led me
to pass it by, but a friend brought it
to my notice and it is with real pleas
ure that 1 give it a word of praise.
It is a story in verse, comprising
a great many smaller stories which
the members of a large New England
family tell to each other on a Christ
mas eve. Several of these have been
in the papers and several more are
but versifications of old anecdotes,
but the natural way they are brought
in and told, the pleasant family in
terest that weaves them together and
their appropriateness, make one feel
that they belong just here.
The plan is something like that of
Bitter Sweet but the interest is deep
er, the people more likeable and the
poetry quite as good; for though
there is a good deal of rough, uneven
measure and SI.UK? awkward expres
sion, there is much that is pleasing
and some that is beautiful. Here is
a morsel from the first page.
"We gather round,
While yet the candles stand unlighted
Like white-robed maidens, dainty, shy
Until their crown of glory comes to bring
Life, usefullness, and martyrdom and
And here a little poem toward the
latter end of the book:
Oh, a wonderful path is the might-have
leading up from the worlds's highway
Through vales of verdure and bowers
Through faintest breathings of sweet
To realms of a brighter day.
The world's highway is weary and lone.
Rut the '•Might-have-been" path is fair
Fair and pleasant and cool and wide
With lilies leaning 011 either side
And a whisper of hope in the air.
Up that mystical, magical path I see
A dainty white cottage, a home
Where a brown-haired, happy eyed
woman stands —
My wife, dear public, with outstretched
Half beckoning me to come.
And why should I mourn that I have
Her down to the world's highway.
To bear and share through the dust and
With aching brows and faltering feet
The burden and toil of my day.
It is better so ! My attic nest
May lie cold and my larder lean.
Rut "my wife" "our children"—each
With a loving echo is faintly heard
From the heights of the "Might-have
80 I walk and work 011 the world's
Content that in God's good time
I shall know why the radiant "Might
That came so near to my eager ken,
Was not and is not mine.
ONE the juiciest, jolliest books we
have ever found is "Bits of Travel,"
by "H. H."
Much of it was published a year
or two ago, as a series of letters in
the Atlantic Monthly and also we
think the Independent. To those who
read these letters there, the book
will be very desirable as renewing
the old delight. For those who did
not see them we say "you can do
nothing better than to get it." For
it is a casket of fair and beautiful
things from the lands that most of
us cannot visit and will entertain all
members of the family, from little
child to great-grandpapa."
THE HON. TOM CORWIN
-11. C. Parsons, writing to the Cleve
land Leader of the late Hon. Tom Cor
win, gives the following:
Mr. Corwin's opposition to the Mexi
can War, though perhaps the noblest
act of his public life, brought him into
painfully embarrassing relations with
his constituents and almost the united
opposition of all parties in Ohio.
But the sieech itself was a model for
a Senator and statesman. In February
1847, the bill making appropriations for
the further prosecution of the war with
Mexico being under consideration, Mr.
Corwin rose to oppose it. It required
no ordinary amount of moral courage to
take that position, but Mr. Corwin was
a man of deep convictions and unfalter
ing purpose, when he felt himself as ut
terly opposed to the war and the acqui
sition of further territory for the spread
of human slavery. To this si>eech Mr.
Cor win brought all the powers he JMJS
sessed and rarely has the Senate cham
ber resounded with nobler and greater
thoughts. The origin of the war and
its utter and shameless violation of the
rights of n Weaker nation, were held up
in conspicuous and fearless view, while
the history of the fate of nations and in
dividuals who had trampled upon the
lights of others was given wdh Such
historic accuracy and emphatic rhetoric
that no man could fail to be startled by
the recital. The closing passages of this
speech are among the finest specimens
of lofty and splendid eloquence to be
found in the English language and
given with an earnestness and power
that makes every one feel how deeply
moved was the speaker and how pro
foundly he felt the inqiortaiioe of his
great mission, but what avails truth
or philosophy, history or eloquence, or
great personal influence, when thrown
into the scale of opposition to one s
country when engaged in war? The
people condemned the speech as ill-
timed, unpatriotic and uncalled for and
Mr. Covwin felt the breath of populari
ty in which lie had so long floated and
lived depart from him forever. But the
speech w ill live .did long Ire remembered
as the utterance of one of the truest pa
triots and most gifted men this country
lias ever produced. Its massive logic,
its pure morality, its rich and varied
learning, its brilliant periods and impas
sioned eloquence will enable it to hold
its place among the greatest efforts of
"INSANITY IN ITS RELATIONS TO
CRIME" is the title of a brief but very
able and learned discussion of a question
which has of late attracted much of the
public attention. Its author is I)r.
William A. Hammond and the conclu
sions at which lie arrives, after a tho
rough examination of the subject in the
light of the highest authorities, are such
as common sense would semi to teach,
namely, that the existence of certain
hallucinations in the mind of a crimi
nal shoukl not shield him from the pun
ishment due to Ids crime; but that any
one with sufficient lucidity of intellect
to understand what will lie the natural
result of ids criminal act, though he
may have deluded himself into the be
lief that he is justified in their commis
sion, must be held responsible at id pun
ished as a criminal. Any one who is
incapable of thus understanding the
natural result of Ins actions and yet
commits criminal acts, should be placed
in permanent confinement for the safe
ty of the public. The subject is pre
sented and argued by Dr. Hammond
with great clearness and intellectual
The hook is published by D. Appleten
•S: Co.. New York, and will be sent by
mail, post-paid, for one dollar.
(1 'in Ehnira Daily Advertiser.)
Newark, X. J., July 21. —Chancel-
lor Runyon to-day apiointed Elias X.
Miller, of Newark, Mason Locmis, of
Montclair, and Connul*M. Jorden re
ceivers of the Midland Railroad, on an
application of the contractors to recov
er SOO,OOO for work on a tunnel and
other parts of the road.
A fire last night destroyed .T. 11. Per
ry's patent-leather manufactory. Loss
$50,000. Insurance $20,000.
X ASII VII.R.E, Tenn., July 21.— A large
and destructive tire occurred at Jack
son, Tenn., yesterday. The following
is a list of the principal buildings de
The postoftice, owned by D. 11. King,
a total loss. Covered by an insurance
Dr. Still's farm house was totally lost;
The stores of J. O'Connor & X". W.
Wright, Calloway, Tricdloeb and Keith
& Vincent, total loss. The insurance
on O'Connor & Wright's building is
$•5000. X"one on Calloway's and Keith
Calloway & Triedloeb and Keith &
Vincent lose slightly by the removal of
goods: fully covered by insurance.
Gauter, on the corner, Cullen, in the
postoffice building, and the Whig and
Tribune oflices were a total loss. The
former is covered by insurance. There
is no insurance on the Whig and Tri
The total loss is estimated at from
$75,000 to s 100,000. The loss falls the
heaviest on the owners of the buildings,
that on stock being very light.
NEW YORK, July 19. —The suspeu-i
sion of the Brooklyn Trust Company i
was a great surprise to Wall street and
caused a temporary suspension on the
Stock Exchange to-day. Many brokers
were in the habit of borrowing money"
from the concern and not one of them
ever suspected that anything was wrong.
The capital stock was $500,000, surplus
one hundred thousand and deposits two
million two hundred thousand dollars.
Mr. Mills, late president, is a defaulter
to the extent of $146,000 and he has left
one hundred and fifty thousand Willi
mattic and Air Line Railroad bonds, j
which have some value, but not enough I
to cover the amount of cash taken.
Mr. Chauncey, one of the directors,
has been trying for a long time past, to
get up an examination of the company,
hut the directors generally objected, as
it would he a reflection on Mr. Mills.
At hist he obtained the consent of five
directors, the number required for an
examination and as soon as Mr. Mills
found this out he committed suicide.
The Brooklyn Trust Company had
three hundred and seventy thousand
dollars in cash on hand this morning
with which to continue business.
LATKR. New York. Jul,,
belief that Mr. Mills, late 1V S ;
the Brooklyn Trust
ted suicide, is becoming
It is said that on the day *
death some of the directors
informed him that an examine
hir, accounts would IK- '
the next day. On Monday aft erin*, 4
Mills obtained a full .•ettletuci ;",!
land agent and deposited the , 1
which he received from the latter '!'
Nassau Bank to his wife's crec •
ter this transaction he settled •;/
counts of his butcher and baker v*
were usually paid at the end
If well authenticated rumors
ed last evening are to be credited V
conduct at Coney Island during the!
night of his life gives material sun*
to the SUicide theory. It is stated i
he did not retire until a very hit*.
and next morning it was found ti a > .
bed had not been slept in. At thes.
of his death these facts were >tiuh„
concealed, but yesterday tli.tse
session of them concluded that fur '
secrecy was useless.
It is said in Brooklyn to-day that
examiiiHtiOh of the lx>oks of the li
as far as prosecuted last night, dtvrt
a loss of SBOO,OW. It wits
last night that a warrant would 1* s
sued for the arrest of Secretary Itoh
who continued to countersign jp
checks, although lie knew that hij*
count was heavily overdrawn.
PHILADELPHIA, July 21.—u,
Weldy & C'o's. powder mills near
qua, Pa., were blown up and desire
this marning. Samuel Miller, a *
dent of Tamaqua, was instantly k:l-
Tlie shock was felt a distance of sev 5
miles. The loss will reach Jp,
Insurance SB,OOO, in home couijucj
PROVIDENCE, R. 1., July 21.-5
afternoon a passenger train on the
tol railroad ran into a herd of d
two miles this side of Bristol, the ia
and one car were thrown from]
track. The engineer, Kufus >lq
was killed. None of the pas*d
ST. LOUIS, July 21.—A dispatdd
Louisiana, in northern Missouris
that eight deaths from choleraoccia
there between eight and twelveo'c?
last night, and great excitement 1
vails. Hundreds of citizens are pro
ing to leave the place. The disea*
also sakl to prevail in Troy, Ilanni
and other places in that part oil
THE first shipment of new Calik
wheat was received at San Fmcn
SPECULATORS from all parts of <1
gonaml Washington Territory arefri
ing to Taeonia, the place place select
as the western terminus of the Xortii
st\\ awl Scissors.
THE following story is told toil
trate the strictness with which thel
nurd steamship line is managed. 1
captain of their New York shij>s liar
lately married, asked leave to take!
wife with him on one voyage. "
was granted, but on going to take
mand when the ship was ready fori
lie found one of his brother captaiia
board, from whom he learned I
though the company had noobjertj
to his taking his wife to America.]
were not willing to trust him wit:!
si lip too.
THE Meteor is a small newspaper:
lislicd by the patients in the Lun
Asylum at Tuscaloosa, Ala. The
tor, local contributors, com|ositoi!
pressman are all lunatics under 0
nient. Its editorials resemble the
the New York Herald, save that:
are heavier and display more then?
THE Milwaukie police have'
pounded up so lately, while tryiu?
arrest the disorderly citizens oi :
great beer-making town, that tl*
thorities armed each policeman*
flails last week, so that they could'
in a refractory head at a distance '
feet and thus avoid close encousl
The great trouble, though, was 2
owing to their unfamillarity with
flails, nineteen policemen werekW
down with their own weapons tb f
day and the city had to provide
with cast iron hats until theygtf
hang of the double clubs.
S. L. CLEMENS- (Mark TWA ;S
recently entertained at a most >**
banquet, given at the Langhao
London. The opportunity of
to London was embraced by -•
lew, in order to offer to a distinp
American literary man some f"
tiou of the hospitality which
where shown to Mr. Bellew l" r "\
America during his late
fourteen gentlemen, distingw 8
literature and art and on the
were invited to meet Mr. fit®'*
this festive occasion.
CAPT. Estes, of a I>ake Ontan-
tug, reports that while be.
way up the lake, a few nights
suddenly appeared into view '
Oswego—thirty-one miles di>'-K
the gas-light in the streets an
appearances that a
town would present from ;1 ..
immediate vicinity at night-
house at Oswego also, as well
others on the lake shore hclo■
Sackett's Harbor, were dist lt >
The display, he asserts.
for several minutes and t *
faded into darkness.