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The bmi'oolehs of New York are
having ft serious time of it. Quite a
number have already been arrested, and
over $50,0(10 worth of silk has been seized
by the officers. It Is thought that these
seizures will aid the silk works of this
A conflagration kindled by a lire
cracker, at Decorah, Iowa, July 4th, de
stroyed property to the amount of
The small number of fires recorded on
the 4th of July, this year, is no doubt
due to the fact that so many cities and
towns prohibited the firing of crackers.
The Twelfth passed off in Montreal
without the organized riot that was an
ticipated. There were however, several
persons killed in consequence of disputes
between small parties of Catholics and
Orangemen. At one time it seemed as
though a serious riot would occur and
the military were called out ready for
, &-A Washington dispatch to the
New York Post says: A prominent Lou
isiana Democrat writes here from New
Orleans that Gov. Nicholls has endeav
, ored privately to stop the prosecution of
members of the Returning Board, but
that he has been met with the threat
that if he attempts to defeat the efforts
to secure the conviction of Wells and
others, or if they are convicted and he
interposes an executive pardon, that ho
will be impeached by the Legislature.
New Freight Train Signal.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
has recently introduced on freight trains
a new signal. It consists of a flashing
light fastened on the rear car, that indi
cates the speed and distance of a train,
and shows whether it is at rest or in mo
tion. The light is of two colors, one of
them being red and the other white;
they are placed on what Is known as the
" caboose," so that they may be seen in
both directions on the line. A simple
device for hiding the light at intervals Is
affixed to each lamp so that It may be
made to " flash'.' or alternately appear
and disappear, and by BUltable gearing
mis is cuunecieu wun one or tne axles
of the car. While the car Is at rest the
) lights are steadily visible; when the
train moves the lights flash once for
; every revolution of the wheels, and thus
Its movement and actual speed can be
easily estimated as far as the lights can
K , A Terrible Accident.
Trenton, N. J., July 10. Last night
about half past one o'clock Dr. E. H.
Reed, H. C. Paxson and two ladles were
returning home after a drive up the
Delaware when they were caught in the
etorm. The night was very jlark and
when near Scudder's Falls, six miles
from Trenton, the wagon upset and
threw the whole party, driver and
horses, Into the basin of the Delaware
and Raritan canal feeder. Paxson broke
through the window of the carriage and
pulled one of the ladies out and she
clung to the top of the carriage while
Paxson ran for assistance, and when he
came back she was rescued. Search was
made for Reed and the other young lady
and they were found 200 yards from the
carriage, both drowned and lying a short
distance from each other. The horses
and driver were saved, ono horse being
badly hurt. Paxson was badly cut by
the glass of the carriage door.
An Avalanche of Mormons.
On Sunday morning a special train of
twenty cars.contalnlng 750 Mormon em
igrants, passed through this city on their
way to the " promised land" of Utah.
Thirteen "missionaries" accompanied
these candidates for future misery. How
successful the labors of the latter have
been is attested by the fact that nine
nationalities are represented in the mot
ley crowd of proselytes. Of these one
hundred and fifty were Danes, 200
Swedes, the rest v Dnsisting of Germans,
Norwegians, Swiss, Welsh, Hollanders,
English, a sprinkling of Irish and an
anamalou8 and strangely out of the way
little group of Japanese.
The entire body of these emigrants
appeared to be well-to-do people. They
were In excellent behavior, and out
wardly showed fraternal and kindly
feeling toward each other. Noticeable
of the throng was the number of chil
dren It contained of all ages, from the
infant at its mother's bosom to ruddy
cheeked boys and girls of fifteen and
seventeen. Some of the latter were
handsome, and albeit their faces caught
" the livery of the Bunshlne," would
make many a city belle envious of their
graceful figures and free, untrammelled
step. The proportion of the very young
and old will be better understood by the
statement that while seven hundred and
fifty odd souls are to be transported west
only 450 whole tickets are required for
the purpose. Patriot
More Terrible Storms.
Janesville, Wis., July 0. A terri
ble tornado swept everything before it
on Sunday night. The storm nt Pen
saukee station, twenty-five miles north
of Green liny, on the Chicogo and North
Western rallrond,destroyed the Gardiner
house, the largest brick hotel and sum
mer resort in northern Wisconsin.
Eight persons are known to be killed
and two are missing. Other buildings
were blown to pieces. The place Is a
total wreck. A saw mill, shingle mill,
the school house, a store and 15 or 20
other buildings were blown down. A
powerful gust of wind raised the rail
road depot from Its foundation and threw
it across the track preventing passage of
the Green Ray train for two hours. The
bridge was misplaced and damaged. The
steam tug Spray and a Bchooner were
A Springfield, Mass., dispatch of the
10th Inst., says : A tornado occurred at
Westfleld, Mass., yesterday afternoon.
It came eastward through the gorge of
Westfleld river and widened to half a
mile, felling trees, scattering fences and
demolishing buildings until its force had
It first struck the wall of the Salmon
Falls Paper Mills, rebuilding from a re
cent fire, which fell, crushing in the engine-house
containing two men, one of
whom is seriously hurt. Two men
plowing saw the storm coming and at
tempted to reach a barn near by. They
and the horses were thrown to the
ground and wounded by flying stones.
When they recovered their sight the
barn was gone.
A family of six persons in a house
heard the whirling noise and knew
nothing until they found themselves on
the floor, several rods from the site of
the house. The rest of the building was
destroyed. Large quantities of crops,
grass and trees were destroyed. At
Chicopee Falls the wind destroyed sev
eral barns, sheds and many trees.
Singular Discovery at Baltimore.
The American 'of late date soys: It
seems a very strange circumstance that
in digging for the foundation of a ware
house in what is now. the centre of busi
ness, the hull of a vessel wrecked more
than a century ago, should be unearthed
and yet such is the fact. On Thursday
the workmen engaged in digging a cellar
for a warehouse on Charles street, near
Ct'.mden, struck a mass of timber very
much decayed, which appeared to be one
side of the hull of a small sized sailing
vessel. Yesterday, during the progress
of the work, the men continued to dig
up the timbers and various pieces pf
wood that, beyond all mistake, are parts
of a wrecked vessel. Police Sergeant
Hause, of the Southern district, who is
well informed on a variety of subjects,
especially the early history of Baltimore
puts forward a theory In regard to the
wreck which is supported by strong evi
dence. The place where the excavation i
is now in progress is all made ground,
and previous to the year 1800 was cover-'
ed by deep water. Sergeant limine has
in his position a curious and minute map
of Baltimore tome and harbor, executed
In 1752, upon which is marked a spot
where the sloop Dove went down, being
the first wreck that ever occurred in the
waters of the Patapsco. By close calcu
lations and measurements Sergeant
Hause has discovered that the place
where the excavation is now being made
on South Charles street is the ' exact lo.
eality marked on his map as the scene
of the sinking of the sloop. It would
thus appear that the old hulk which the
men are digging up is the wrcck of the
sloop Dove, now unearthed and discov
ered for the first time after being buried
a hundred and twenty-flvo years. Ser
geant Hause further states that ho re
members very clearly a circumstance
happening to him when a very small
boy .which bears on this subject. This
same locality was then about being made
the freight yard of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad, and old Levi Taylor was
having a well sunk on the premises.
Young Hause was surprised to see the
men hauling up quantities of wood from
the deep hole, and tried in vain several
times to find out how it was. One day
some gentlemen connected with the rail
road asked the man conducting the work
how It came that they found wood at so
greot a depth. Master Hause, who Was
by, heard the foreman explain that in
former years the banks thereabouts used
to be covered With great quantities of
cord wood, and that the banks were
often washed away, taking the wood
with them and burying It at the bottom
of the deep water, where It could not be
recovered. The whole subject is one Of
Interest, and no doubt much more could
be said about It.
Six Men Killed and Thirty Overcome by
, Inhaling Gas In a Coal Mine.
Between ono and two o'clock Wednes
day afternoon an accident occurred In
the Brookfleld coal mine at Wheatland,
Pa., by which six men were killed and
thirty more were nearly suffocated.
The names of the dead are Robert Wil
liams ; Miles Davis ; John Jones; David
Jenkins ; Richard Jones, and John
About eleven o'clock the engine passed
into the slope. After being in ft short
time the men In charge of the engine
became suddenly affected by the gas
from the hard coal, causing them to fall
to the ground in an insensible condi
tion. The engineer managed to make
his way back to the mouth of the bank
and gave the alarm, at which a large
number of men rushed Into the bank to
rescue theii comrades. One after anoth
er they passed in, but were almost im
mediately overcome by the gns, and
they, too, fell Insensible. After several
had thus fallen, a gang was organized to
rescue those who went in last, and
squads of four or live passed in until they
came to a fallen comrade, when they
would take him in their arms and carry
him out to the open air. In this way
30 men were brought out, six of whom
were either dead before reaching the
mouth of the bank, or died immediately
after. Wheatland is a small town on
the Erie and Pittsburgh Railway, two
miles east of Sharon.
The Keesevllle, New York, National
Bank . was robbed on Friday night a
week by seven or eight masked burglars.
The Watchmen were bound and gagged,
the vault ond Marvin's spherical safe
blown open and the contents carried
away. The bank loses $7,000 In curren
cy, $0,000 In tin town of Chesterfield
bonds, $1,000 in government bonds, and
$1,000 In Essex county bonds ; total,
$15,000. Parties who had left packages
In the bank for safekeeping have lost to
the amount of from $50,000 to $GO,000.
Bills receivable of the bank and collec
tion notes were also taken. The bank
notifies brokers not to buy town of Ches
terfield bonds, payable at Park Bank,
$1,000 each, numbers, 3, 9, 10, 12 and 13;
and Essex county bonds, each $1,000 or
more, numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 10, and 18.
While a group of criminals who had
been sentenced at Springfield, 111., to
the State prison at Joliet were standing
in the depot waiting for the train, last
Friday, a young woman stepped forward
and resting her head on a convict's
shoulder, said: "Kiss me, George"
The officer smiled, for the woman's face
was besmeared with paint. But "George"
took the kiss, and more ; for between
her lips was a small key with which he
could unlock the steel bracelets around
his wrists. As the train bowled along
the road he Bhook off his bonds and
shot out of the window like a rocket.
The train was stopped, the officers gave
chase, and before long the fugitive was
recaptured.. So the kiss was thrown
Train Struck by Lightning.
The Mlddleton, (N. Y.,) Press says :
A train on the Midland Railroad, near
Walton, was struck by lightning a few
days ago. The storm was terrilic. Crash
after crash of thunder with blinding
lightning, accompanied by a deluge of
rain and hail, followed them. At one
time the tiain seemed to be enveloped
In a sheet of electrical fire. A feurful
crash came, and instantly the engine
wus in a volume of electricity ; balls of
Are encircled the driving wheels as they
revolved. Engineer Sanford beheld the
phenomenon and Involuntarily shut off
the Bteam. Nearly every person on the
train experienced a severe shock ; a large
tree by the track was shattered.
ST A extra engine and caboose run
ning toward Greenfield, Mass., on the
Fltchburg Railroad, ran Into a team
which was crossing the road at Wendall
Station Wednesday, killing Ira Davis,
Mrs. Jonah Davis, his mother, Mrs. Ira
Wakefield, Mrs. Eugene Brown, and
Miss Nellie Lacey. Mrs. Brown lived
half an hour. The others were killed
Instantly, and badly cut up. The loco
motive was not running at a very great
speed at the time.
Strange Freak of Electricity.
- Last week Daniel Smith and his hired
man were working In a field, near Dan
bury, Connecticut, when suddenly, Mr.
Smith heard the noise of thunder and
became unconclous. The man also heard
the noise, but neither of them saw any
flash of lightning. The man went to
Smith, and.ln about twenty minutes he
was restored to consciousness. Then t
tentlon was given to the horses. One of
them was standing erect, with one foot
lifted a little way from the earth, and
the other was kneeling with his nose In
earth, and both were stone dead, and re
tained their positions until they were
pushed over. The supposition Is that
In- this case the electricity went from the
earth to the sky.
Miscellaneous News Items.
tW Judge Hilton is so bitterly incensed
against our Hebrew citizens that he won't
even allow the Grand Union Hotel to
receive any guest who Jews tobacco.
tWA. blind beggar, arrested as a vagrant
at Newburyport, Mass., was found to have
about 2,600 in money and valuables on
bis person, accumulated by the industrious
pursuit of bis profession.
tW A young man and a girl in trousers
were arrested iu Davenport, Iowa. They
were an eloping couple, and she bad put on
a boy's clothes so as to elude the vigilance
of her mother.
Mr. James Tinker, of Oravson oo..
Ky., was recently killed by a hogshead of
tobacco falling on him, aud yet there are
people who say tobacco isn't injurious to the
t3P Two hundred horses have been dis
abled by their feet being badly burnod by
lime in the burnt district nt St. John, N. B.
Ten thousand dollars additional have been
received from Chicago for the sufferers.
Rebuilding is going on briskly,
tST It is said that Jefferson Davis, in
his forthcoming book, will assail Gen. Joe
Johnson with severity, and hold him re
sponsible for the failure of the Confederates
to seize Washington after their victory at
tW An enormous lode of copper, lead,
gold and silver, twenty feet in width and
extending for miles has recently been dis
covered in Milan, N. II. The load crosses
the Grand Trunk Railway one huddred
miles west of Portland.
S3F" Nine Chinamen were arrested in
Winters, Oregon, for catching fish by using
poison. Poisonous red berries were cover
ed with a paste and thrown into the water.
The fish rose immediately to the surface
as though they were dead, and were easily
At three o'clock Mondar afternoon
the steamboat J. N. Camden, en route
from Parkersburg to Pittsburg, exploded
both her boilers and sank nt the bead of
Fish Creek Ripple. AVilliam Barnard, the
pilot, and three colored men of the crew
were instantly killed.
tW Something scorched a spaoe a hun
dred yards wide and six times as long in
Western Texas, in a recent storm. The
residents generally think a remarkably
broad flash of lightDing may bave done it,
but there are superstitious persons who
are sure that the devil did it with his hot
Z& There is a wondor in Blair county,
Pa. At the formal occupation of a new
court house there, a citizen one whose
word is usually taken for tn h alluded to
the struoture as ' built without even a
complaint of malversation in office, or
other dereliction of duty upon the part of
those connected with it." .
t" Last week Mrs. Nancy Root, of
Chester county, while engaged in milking
a cow was attacked by a bull. She was
thrown to the ground and gored in the
most frightful manner in the abdomen and
sides and would doubtless have been killed
but for the appearance on the scene of a
woman who attacked the infuriated animal
with a pitchfork.
t3T George Larison, a young lad living
at Stockton, N. J while at work in a field
a few days ago, noticed a fight going on
between bis dog and some feathered object.
Ho went to the scene of action and found
bis dog in conflict with a big eagle. The
lad threw a stone which struck the bird on
the head and stunned it. He then carried
it to a safe place. The bird, which turned
out to be a bald eagle, soon recovered.
CT Jacob Levin was committed for trial
in Boston, on a charge of Bhooting at his
Ron, from whom be bad been estranged.
The son now confesses that he conspired
with companions to have his father impris
oned. The pistol was fired by one of the
plotters in a way that would lead witnesses
to suppose that Mr. Levin did it, and at a
time when the son had intentionally started
tW A train on the South Coast Railway,
in England, was stopped by the engineer,
owing to the sudden appearance on the
track of an irate bull about to charge the
locomotive. The boast was driven off, but
be returned to the charge, and the train
was stopped a second time. Finally the
fireman, armed with a long poker, and
aided by the engineer, drove him into a
field, aud the train was enabled to proceed.
r2T Lafayette P. Thompson, who owns
a farm in Huntington county, Ind., near
Antioch, walked into the Home of the
Friendless, at Fort Wayne, on Sunday a
week, and said he wanted to look at the
girls there, with the view of choosing a
wife. The girls were trotted out, but 'the
first chosen wouldn't bave Thompson. Re
then selected Annie Lysher, aud she gladly
tW Mrs. Leiss of Womelsdorf, saw
lying on the carpet in her parlor what she
supposed to be a piece of rope, and stooped
to pick it up, when the object commenced
to move, and felt to her touch as cold as ice.
Upon examination it proved to be a copper
head snake, three feet long. The snake
was carried into the bouse with the carpet,
which bad laid on the grass in the rear
yard during the houao-cleaning.
tW The Bethlehem Times says : " It
is reported as a fact that one of the Beth
lehem School Directors, on being upbraid
ed for voting for the S per centum reduction
of teachers' wages, excused himself by
saying that he bad misunderstood the
motion. He did not know it meant 5 per
cent., but 5 cents a month on each teacher's
alary, and he thought if that satisfied the
economist that the teachers eould stand It j
and be voted for the 5 cent motion."
' lTMr, J, II. Stein, druggist, Penn
street, Reading, has a vial whlon contains
a snake about two and a half inches in
length, and ten smaller snakes. The largest
snake came through his hydrant while he
was drawing water, and upon having
secured it, and placed It in a vial, It gave
birth shortly thereafter to the ten small
snakes. The maternal Is striped, while
the young are of a brownish color.
KW Being annoyed by friends who de
sired " a small loan for a few days," an
old joker got hold of several counterfeit
five dollar bills, and at the first call passed
one of them out. He was chuckling over
the good joke, when in came a warrant for
bis arrest for passing bogus money, the
charge being preferred by the borrower.
The joker had to band over a good bill in
place of the bad one, and pay 3.50 costs,
and the man who borrowed of him is
famous for evading his debts.
A special dispatch from Lansing,
Iowa, gives particulars of the murder of
Joseph Enos and his wife, an old couple
living on a farm near Brownsville, Iowa.
The house was discovered in flames, and
after the fire was extinguished the dead
bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Enos were found
in the cellar. Two reports of a gun were
beard a short time before the fire was dis
covered. The murder is supposed to have
been committed by a hired man. Officers
and citizens are in pursuit of him.
t3J"A Chicago man's young wife enter
tained him with a selection from Wagner,
after which he expressed himself as re
signed to go bed, where he slept very sound
ly. Toward miduight cats assembled in
the back yard and yowled frightfully. The
sleeper did not get up and throw bootjacks
at them, but turned on one elbow and whis
pered in his dreams : " Sing it once more,
Elvira; sing it once more." Sho sings it
no more, neither anything else, but thinks
of beating her piano into kindling wood
end turning her musiebeok into curl paper.
t"The marriage of Miss Lillas Ash
worth, niece of John Bright, to Thomas
Hallet, was solemnized, she being a
Quaker, in a Friends'- meeting-house, a
meeting for worship" having been called
for the purpose. John Bright, who con
ducted the bride, was greeted with loud
cheers by a great assembly in the neigh
borhood of the meeting-Louse. The ser
vice was in the manner observed among
the members of the Society of Friends.
The contracting parties rose during the
"meeting for worship" and announced
their desire to become man and wife."
tW A woman aged 40, living in Thomp
sonville, Conn., urged a man aged 19 to
keep his promise of marriage. He aoceed
ed on condition that she should give bim
f 20 for a wedding suit, which she gladly
paid, only to be abandoned at the very
sanctuary door by the ungrateful lover, who
went off on a spree with the remnant of
the bridal gift. She did not pine away,
but had the deceiver arrested for theft, and
he wag bound over for trial. Ho, however,
preferred the bonds of matrimony to those
of the jailor, and the curtain was about to
fall to the accompainment of wedding
bells, when the priest refused to unite the
twain on account of irregularity in the
proceedings, and the woman seems doomed
to further singleness and the man to a so
journ in jail.
Removal. J. T. Messlmer has remov
ed his Shoe Shop to the room adjoining
F. B. Clouser's office, 4 doors west of the
Post-Oflice, where he will make to order
Boots and Shoes of all kinds. Repair
ing promptly and neatly executed. He
will also keep on hand a good assort
ment of Boots and Shoes, which he will
sell at low prices. Give him a call. 17
FIRE IN LIVERPOOL I
The old prices of Mackerel are burnt
up by S. M. Shuler, and he will now of
fer to his friends and the public:
Extra Fat Family Mackerel at $1.90 iter M bnl.
" at J3.75per hbl
" No. 2 ' 50 lbs. flsh.only $2.75.
" ' No. 2 " 110 " $5.50.
Ground Alum Salt, 81 25 per Sack
What do you sny, can you buy at those
figures any place else '
I would also call ymn attention to my
stock of HARDWARE, GROCERIES,
DRUGS, WINES and LIQUORS,
which I will offer at the lowest prices for
Cash or Produce.
Agent fortue sale of Miller & Weaver's
Pure Rye Whiskey.
Josiah A. Whitman's Portable Fount
ain Pump, Sprinkler and Fire Extin
guisher. Price, S10. The cheapest and
best in use. Call on or address,
S. M. Siiuler,
Liverpool, Perry co., Pa.
Ask your merchants for "Above All"
"Above All Navy Tobacco." Cau
tion. Every 5c. and 10c. plug of this
Celebrated Tobacco is labelled " Wardle's
Above All." None Is genuine without.
Baking Powder, just the thing every
lady should have in the house. The
best out, for sale by F. Mortimer.
Only a Flp. I have received another
lot of good colors of the Gi cent prints.
Lots of other NEW GOODS are also In
Store and for sale at a bargain. Call
and see them.
I3FA box of Glkns's Sclphcb SoAP.whleh
contains three cakes and costs only sixty cents,
Is sufficient to supply material for at least
twenty Sulphur Baths which would eradicate
a whole catalogue of rhuematlc and cutaneous
maladies. Bold by all Druggists.
Hill's Hair & Whisker Dye, black or brown,
50 cts. 27
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