Buffalo Weekly Courier from Buffalo, New York on June 25, 1873 · 4
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V BUFFALO WEEKLY COU1UER, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 23, 1873. WEEKLY COURIER. nnttalo, fftdmriir. June a S, 1873. THE EIUE RAILROAD. Just at this time the popular mind is con siderably exercised over the affairs of tbe Erie railroad, ita present management and future prospects. It fortunes have been so variable, its financial condition so unsettled, and there has been so much newspaper talk concerning it, that tbe Erie has come to be considered as common property among gossips. We are gratified to be Informed, from what we consider reliable sources, that the road" has safely crossed Ita financial Rubicon. The good effect of the sagacious and energetic management of President Watson are already visible. He has demonstrated bis title to rank anteng the best railroad managers of the age. Tbe Eng lish capitalists, to whom this country bas to apply at times for the sinews tf war, have entire confidence in him and will honor bis drafts. The Erie bas labored in times past under great disadvantages on account of its gauge. Tbe broad gauge cars are very pleasant for passengers, but time bas shown that it is disproportionately expensive, and that no broad gauge road can compete successfully with a narrow gauge rlva route. Hence tbe man agement of the Erie have decided to adopt - the narrow gauge, and the change is being made as rapidly as possible. It is ex pected that the road will be entirely reconstructed in this respect before next year. The freighting business of tbe Erie Is fast Increasing and new rolling stock Is constantly being added to meet the demand. We are convinced that everything is being done by the present management to add to tbe efficiency and capacity of its carrying facilities, and the comfort and safety of its business and pleasure travel. The prospects of a successful summer and fall season on the Erie were never better than this year. All things needful are being carefully and ' systematically looked after, tbe most advantageous connections have been formed, and we are glad to believe that the fu ture of the road will be successful beyond precedent It is entitled to the confidence and co operation of toe public la the extended regions of country which it traverses, and the resources of which it bas done el much to de velop. PROPOSED ELASTICITY OF THE BRITISH CURRENCY. It Is expected that tbe Bank ofNEngland will soon introduce a measure of much needed flexibility into her financial eysWi. Mr. Lowe, chancellor of tbe exchequer recom mends it, and his doing so is regarded as a certain omen of its adoption. At present the bank is allowed to issue fifteen millions ster ling of notes uncovered by coin. The proposal is that in times of monetary pressure the amount shall be increased to twenty-one mil lions. Tbe administration bas spent several months in maturing this scheme and will, no doubt, stake its existence on its adoption by parliament. The London Times vehemently onDOses the Dlan. but has so often assailed other great changes which have been ultimately carried and found useful as to have given rise to the belief that its opposition is often nothing more than an .astute way of provok ing discussion and virtually aiding reforms of which its managers saw the wisdom and which the Times was sure to support before the final decision would be made. The change Mr. Lowe recommends is to allow the bank to issue the additional notes without additional deposits of gold. Their issue is to be temporary like that of the need for them. It is argued that as these extra notes are redeemable at the bank counter they cannot be kept out a single day beyond the duration of the emergency which gives them birth, and that thus there would be no permaj nent Inflation of prices, nor any stimulus to speculation, from these notes, for the simple reason thai they'cannot be kept afloat long enough, but they will return promptly for redemption so loag as fhey are redeemable in co'ib. , Thus the rapid return of the notes is ex pected to prevent the natural results of an expansive .and speculative inflation of the currency. The essential question is whether the central attraction of specie will actually secure the expected return of the notes and consequent elasticity of the currency. There is no analogy between this plan by Mr. L6we and that of Mr. Richardson who wishes to make a permanent issue of govern ment notes, wholly irredeemable, having a forced circulation, and giving no elasticity- whatever to the currency, but fastening tbe evils of inflation upon it in a new and aggra vated form. On another point there is quite as much difference. Mr. Lowe proposes that parliament should grant to the Bank of Eng land a power it has clearly a right to confer, while the right asserted by Mr. Richardson of issuing irredeemable paper money is not confided by the constitution of the United States either to the secretary of the treasury or any other person. It is withheld from congress except as a war power, for purposes of war and in time of actual war. THE FACTS ABOUT CHINESE I.TIJTII-CUANTS. The " hive of Asia, ready to swarm " once seemed to give some very reasonable concern to the people of the United States lest it might ewarm so densely over into this country as to have a very important inflaence on our in stitutions before our race had become thoroughly masters of the situation and own- era and occupiers of the sou. A few thousands ot Asiatics here and there can have no such power, but their ways of thinking and their stereotyped habits are utterly the reverse of those of the foremost nations of Europa and of all time, whose powers of selt-government and spirit of independence and progress we inherit, but developed in a tar higher degree than In the old Western world.. .The apprehension was that the Chinese might migrate herein such num bers as to overwhelm the Caucasians, and nat orally gravitating, or worse, towards other in stitutions, undermine those we have. The state of mind in which this fear could exist already seems more strange than that of the author of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, when he congratulated bis countrymen on the hope that if hordes of conquering Asiatics should ever make their way over the continent of Europe and conquer the British Islands, a large number of their people yet retaining ships would be. able to escape to this side of the Atlantic, Trhere their kinsmen had already founded settlements and homes. - The Alia Calif ornian, in connection with the recent Chinese troubles in San Francisco, published some statistics regarding Chinese immigration, which are also of much interest In their bearing upon the more comprehensive phase of " the Asiatic question". It appears from accounts kept at the custom house of San Francisco that during the last twenty years there have been in California 135,399 arrivals of Chinese and 61,903 departures, showing a net gain of 74,490. Out of this number, not less than 10.000 have left by railroad lor Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and the states east of tbe Rocky Mountains. The deaths are estimated to amount to 2,500, which leaves tbe entire present Chinese population of the state 62,5i0. or an average increase of 3,086 per annum. As tbe white population of the state increases annually 25,000 by immigra. tion and about 50,000 by birth, or twenty-five times as fast as the Chinese, tbe ridiculous neas of the scare lest the Chinese overrun the the state, yet more that they should over run any other cart of the union, is made apparent SORE OF THE EFFECTS RATA. OF PRO . Already tbe increase of railroad rates at competing points in Illinois is revolutionizing public opinion as to pro rata all along the line of the roads running north and south, and, in some places, where there was a demand for such a law, there is a disposition to condemn those who voted for it. One of the most con- spicious results of the application of the new rates is to send to St Louis the Qaiocy trade which heretofore came to Chicago. Tbe Toledo & Wabash road, which rfins partly in Illinois and partly in Indiana, has resolved to anticipate the action of the Indiana legislature, and apply the pro rata principle. which it is forced to apply in Illinois, all along the line. It is regarded as certain that the Indiana and Ohio legislatures will pass tbe same kind of law before long, Bince its practi cal effect will be to put up a high fence on their western boundaries which the' Illinois- farmers will not be able to scale until the pro ducts of Indiana and Ohio shall have been shipped eastward. This would send an increased amount of trade for a time, from several points, over the lakes and so out of the reach of pro rata, but the good we might thus gain would be done by a very ' ill wind ". .The not distant result would be that if this internecene commercial war should not be speedily stopped by the states which enter upon it, congress must step in and assert and enlorce its right te regulate commerce between the states, which in this instance would be exercised by defeating the pro rata principle as applied to freight passing through any one state to and from other states. The effects of pro rata fully carried out would be like those of establishing a series of custom- bouses on the frontier of each state and exact ing duties or tolls on the property in transit belonging to others. ' It would be a sort of commercial disruption of the union. EX-GOVERNOR HOFFMAN. From a private letter from Gov. Hoffman dated Paris, May 20th, tbe Albany Argus ex tracts the following interesting account of the recent changes in the administration of the French government... -.At' the date of the letter the governor and his family were in good health pleasing information to his many friends: On Tuesday, 80th Inst. I went to' Versailles to attend the session of tbe national assembly, which meet in tee toms jiv. tneatre in tee eaiace were. Gen. Bead kindly obtained for me from tbe president of tbe assembly admission to hia " loge," . which is one oi me proscenium ooxes. una any was given up u me election or omcerg. r naay ana Saturday, nowever, were the ereat days. I went oat with Hon. Mr. Washburn and occapied a seat in the diplomatic box. The ticket of tbe Persian representative had been eiyen me. and I suddosb 1 mar bave been con eidered as representative of Persia pro tern. Lord Lyons was tbere for England ; Prince Orloff for Russia ana mere were also mere tbe Austrian, ucrman an Bwiss minister?, etc On Friday the Due de Broelie opened the attack on President Thiers and his administration. The minister of justice replied. M. Thiers demanded to be beard and, nnder tbe rules, the session was suspended until Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. At that hour the bouse was crowded, and President Thiers promptly ascended ine inoune ana gpose ior nearly iwo nours. lie is a very small man, advanced in years, bat fresh and vig orous as a boy. Tbe assembly was nnder great excite-ment. It reminded one of amass meeting at home nearly eouall v divided In oninlon. and I never suppos ed any legislative body having charge of tbe affairs of great uauuu uuuiu wuuuu lus wuuucn auuu pw uiuv.ii confusion and disorder. Thiers made a gallant speech. I, of course, could not understand all bis words, bnt the general tenor of what he said was made Clear to me ana i couia watcn ine eneci. vine cxraiDi nation of tbe elements opposed was too great for him he was beaten and resigned his presidency. His de feat 1 fear, is a blow at republicanism in France. How long the combination can hold together, what its coarse of Dolicv and conduct will be no one can tell, and speculation about the future of French politics is lolly. Reports from the Rio Grande show that cattle-stealing is still practised on a large scale by Mexican raiders on American soiL One herd of over three hundred head was recently driven across the river. They had been picked op in ranches adjacent to tbe stream. This theft was committed by three or four different parties who stampeded and crossed from ten to fifty head each. Through the assistance ot an officer at 1 Paso and bis various deputies about one hundred head were recaptured. The remaining two hundred were driven Into .the mountains, scattered, killed and otherwise made away with, so that there are no present or future prospects of - further recoveries- While Mexico and the United States negotiate upon this subject the citizens of the former country invade Texas and rob her people, The United States government should act as well as talk. If Colonel Mackenzie can cross and punish Indian marauders, why not do the same with Mexican thieves and depredators! Rear Admiral Pennock favors the annex atiou of the Sandwich Islands, because danger to the interests of the United States in that quarter is threatened by the possible encroachment of foreign powers by means of a foreign loan, which must tfoon be made in consequence of the approaching bankruptcy of King Luna- I lilo'i government. HORACE F. CLARK. N. Y. Worid, hme 3. , " The death of Horace F. Clark On Thursday evening was not sudden, though nnlooked for. lie has suaerea much during the last rew years from rheumatism of the heart, and on bis return from a loDg western tour a lew weeks since he was seized with a severe attack of bis old complaint He has been confined to his bed since Tuesday week last, yet he was gen erally considered a strong man constitution- liy, ana might have been expected to nave lived many years longer. Mr. Clark was a son of the Rev. Daniel A. Clark, a distinguished clergyman of the Presbyterian church, who died m this city, 1840. Horace . Clark was born on the 29th November, 1815, at South- berry, Conn., and consequently was but fifty-eight years old. He was first educated at Mount Pleasant classical institution of Amherst, Mass., then one cf tbe finest classical schools of New England. He afterwards entered Williams college in the same state, and graduated in 1833. Havlnsr completed his course of edu cation he removed to New York in the tall of 1833, when he commenced the study of law in the office af Jonathan Prescott Hall, a well known lawyer of the city. In May, 1837, he was admitted to the bar, and in a very few years after, owing to his great perseverance and attention to hisjjgjession, ne ouut lor himself a very lucrative business. It is said that as a lawyer be undertook and accomplished more real hard brain work than any man of his age. In 1848 Mr. Clark married a daughter of Commodore Vanderbilt He continued his practice in all ita branches until 1856. when he became a member of the Thirty- fitt'a congress, being elected on the democratic ticket He dissentea, nowever, rrom Bu chanan's administration with reference to the admission of Kansas. In the thirty-fith congress he became a warm supporter of Douglas' policy, and accepted the re-nomi nation irom a spin uemocrauc conveuuuu. He afterwards ran on an independent ticket, and was elected bv an overwhelming majority. Iu the thirty-eixth. congress he served as representative in congress to the end ol Buchanan's administration in 1SG1. He then resumed the practice of law, and in 1867 be became a director in the New York & Harlem Railway Company, from this period may be dated bis active participation in railway enterprises of all kinds. Soon after he became interested in a large number of railroad schemes, and it is a question whether he was not more directly interested and controlled more retlroads than any other railway magnate in the world. Upon the consolidation of tbe various roads constituting the Lake Shore & Michigan -Southern Railway Company tbe decaased wns elected presi dent, and for the last sixteen years held that position. At tbe annual meeting ol the stockholders in the Union Pacific Railroad, held in Boston in 1872, he was elected by a large majority president of this road. He also became a director in the New York Central & Hudson River Company, the New York, New Haven & Hartford Company, and a leading director in the Western Union Telegraph Company. He was also connected with a number of Email railroads which acted as leeders to the principal lines with which he was engaged. He was a partner in a leading banking house, and a director ot the Union. Trust Company. In 1868 tbe degree of LL. D. was conferred upon him. In the financial world his death w ill necessitate a disarrangement of greater or less consequences in the schemes of which be was the bead and front Tbe funeral will take place on Sunday next at four o'clock from Dr. Adams' church, Madison avenue. BEECHEB AND BOWES, Some Plausible Suggestions and Ex- planailons. . From a New York Letter to the Ealllmoie American. Many here believe that the tremendous com petition of Beecher's paper with the Jndepen- aeni was tne Dottom cause ot JKowen's belief in Mr. Beecher's alleged infamy, on (as he once confessed) insufficient evidence, and of his zeal to purify at once the former paper and the Plymouth oulpit A prominent Congre gational minister made up his mind that this thing must be investigated py the Congrega tional union at its last anniversary, and announced to his friends his determination to bring forward and demand a settlement From this of course, he was dissuaded; but the issue has ripened to a definiteness between Beecher and Bowen that makes a full trial of it inevitable sooner or later, unless forestalled by full confession and concession from somebody. The better opinion among " lovers of good men " is that Mr. Beecher will come out of the ordeal clear and clean, so far as criminal conduct is concerned, but by no means clear of indiscretion (rather passive than positive on his part) such as almost surely gives occasion in a world like this for tbe making and believing of the grossest charges. The fondling folly of some of Mr. Beecher's female adorers, unopposed by a compensation of wisdom on his part, has much to answer for all this misery and shame. The uncharitable and uncomprehending world without cannot understand certain grades of ipvirjg familiarity, however innocent in fact, on any other theory than that of criminal intimacy. Many women, it Is certain, have been madly in love with Mr. Beecher. fcl know of one Many others bave lavished upon him the fondest idolatry, as a sort of god, eager to kiss the hem of his garment, and when favored with actual intimacywe all know what such -women will do. There is some foundation for. tbe story that Mr. Beecher had made a confession and asked forgiveness. A friend of mine has seen the letters. But tbere was nothing ef a criminal nature confessed; only just such indiscretions as I have indicated. Statements having recently been made that valuable papers relating to courts martial and army frauds act had been abstracted from the war department, a special inquiry was made Saturday at the adjutant-general's office and the bureau of military justice as to the truth of the reports. The reply was that the only information on tbe subject which had reached the officers in chargewas through the newspapers. The system of dealing with all papers received and their preservation was explained, showing that there could be no theft ot any particular documents without the connivance of the clerks and watchmen whose character for trustworthiness is unquestionable. It waa also ascertained that similar statements of loss or abstraction have heretofore been circulated by persons who have applied for but been refused particular documents to be used for private purposes. Tie government being tbe custodian ot the archives bave made use of tbem only in furtherance of public interests. The secretary of war, however, has taken steps to ascertain exactly how much truth if any there is in the rumors, and at the proper time the result will be made known. -There was a large attendance to witness Saturday's racing at Fordham. The first race was for the Weatherby stakes for three year olds, one mile and three-quarters. The following started: Count d'Orsay, Silkstocking, Strachino and Fellowcraft The race was won by Fellowcralt; time 3:11. The second race was a handicap sweepstakes, one mile and a quarter. The following started: Woodbine, Brennus, Stockwood, Buckden, the Nurse and LittelFa colt. The race was won by Stockwood; time 2:12. The third was a selling race, one mile. Five horses started Gerald, Quits, Sanford, Winesap and Liverpool. The race was won by Sanford in 1 The fourth race, a selling race, a mile and three-quarters,-was won by Vespucius; time 3:11. ' -' . 1 GLEANINGS. Cholera has advanced from Poland into two border villages of West Prussia. r Enflele, N. H., has four live kittens joined together "after the fashion of the Siamese twins, ... , A cantankerous cow at Delta, Michigan, 1-1 n 1-o it t,- ? vn l, .1 v. milking her, and killed him. 1 v, . , IT v , , . Electioneering for the Yale freshman societies has been abandoned this year, by ' mutual consent, and for the first summer iu I time immemorial, there will be no campaign ' ui nuj aurt st me vuuege. The two hundred divorce lawyers of Chicago are in mourning over the silver wedding ! that occurred there inadvertently last week. They ask for a suspension of public opinion, since this is the first time they have slipped Up. ..-; The discovery has been made of something worse than hydrophobia. A young father writes that, terrible as is that malady, it isn't half so bad as a hot night down in Jersey with a batalion of mosquitos and a teething baby. A father in consoling his daughter who had lost her husband, said : "I don't wonder you grieve for him. my child; you will never find his equal." "I don't know as I can," responded the sobbing widow, "but I'll do mv best!" An ingenious person who, for reasons peculiarly his own, does not intend visiting the sea-shore this summer, gays that by placing large sea-shells about his pillow he goes to sleep with the sound of the distant ocean singing in his ears, and wakes up refreshed as by a plunge in the surf. The fruit-growers of Delaware held a meeting at Dover the other day, at which the estimate of the peach crop of 1873 was given at 2,183,730 baskets. This estimate is over 100,000 baskets more than that ot last year, when the yield was 500,000 baskets more than the estimate. With an equal margin tbe crop ot this year will be very large. Expatiating on drink in a hotel bar-room the other day, a man, the ripeness of whose nose proclaimed him to be master of his subiect said: " If you want to get np a good hoaest mirst, wnn no lei up aoout it, just call lor a lunch of Russian caviare with a raw onion chopped up m it Depend upon it, sir, 'twas the sturgeon, with his caviare, that gave rise to the expression ' drinks like a fish.' " Quite a funny incident occurred the other evening at the opera house in Pans, at which Pacini's opera of ' Sappho " was given. At -the-end of the last act, when Sappho, in a fit of desperation, throws herself into the sea, tbe person who was to replace barmho and make the fearful leap had so carelessly arranged the classic robe that the last things seen by the audience was a pair ot men's pantloons and two lorlorn boots. J udge the effect As a midnight train neared Chicago re cently, it was stopped a moment tor some trivial cause, when some lover of the vexatious cried out: " Out of that and save your lives, a freight train is just on to you."' The scene, as the sleeping-cars were emptied of their occupants, is said to have given the be holder a vivid ideaef Columbus' reception in 'America.' All the sleepers, however, regained their berths in safety save one gentleman who stood gazing after the expected freight train sans culotte when his own train started. He found his clothes at the next station. The professional washers of white skirts and light pantloons in Fort Scott. Kansas, are in tbe depths of despair. Maidens will no longer sit upon the grass. The innocent cause of all the trouble is a young naturalist who brought up from Texas a handsome col lection ot tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes. horned frogs, and all that ilk, and which acci dentally escaped from him. The anxiety and terror that brood over that neighborhood are pitiful to contemplate. Micawbei's occupation's gone, .wo one win sit idly down, ior ieartnat sometning will turn up too quickly. STATE ITEMS. Grapes in the central part of the promise to be a fine crop. slate Miss Smiley, the eloquent Quakeress, is having a cottage house built at Saratoga. Seth Green deposited 70,000 additional young shad in the Genesee river last week. To-morrow, 24th, the prohibitionists meet in Albany to decide on the next temperance campaign. A goldfiBh weighing a pound and a half was caught a few days since by a boy in the basin at west lroy. Seven miles of the Rochester, Hornells-ville & Pine Creek railroad between Hornells- ville and Greenwood have been graded. Adam & Mirabel) a, aFredonia firm of bar bers, uncle and nephew, have fallen heirs. th others, to an Italian estate valued at 1 5, 000. Dora Easterbrook of Corning has recovered $500 from Rev. Peter H. Burghard, late Presbyterian minister at Painted Post, for Blander. The authorities of Saugerties offer Si, 000 reward for the detection ot thj fncen diaries which have been recently operating In that vicinity. . The Ithica press is ecandilazed at tbe promiscuous bathing of boys and girls in that vicinity, and threaten to publish names unless the thing is discontinued. The Niagara Presbytery, at its recent ses sion In Lockport, passed resolutions deprecat ing the proposed removal of the theological seminary from Auburn. Wm. Shields, a Troy merchant,' has been missing since April 23d. He wore twe gold rings; on one tbe word Union was engraved. on the other two raised hearts. A centleman and wife arrived at Albany Wednesday last, en route for Saratoga, having driven the entire distance from Jmana. The time consumed was some six weeks. The woods were on fire Friday in several places along the line of the Central road bo-.tween Buffalo and Rochester, and the farmers were busily engaged fighting the names, C. Y. Andrews, of Painted Post, claims to have saved the lives of several horses bloated by pasturing on clover by a teaspoon. iul of eunpewder mixed with lard for each animal. The Tiousrhniosra Shirt Company, Lisle, proposes to remove its large business to Binghamton in order to take advantage of superior facilities anorded by the latter place. A verdict for si, 000 damages was ren dered bv the circuit court at Watertown Jefferson county, in the case of John W. Par-menter vs. James Green, for the seduction of the formers wife. A man 75 years old lives in Brookfie'.d Madison county, who has never been farther than ten miles from his home,-never saw train of cars, and never f as married. . His estate is valued at $40,00,0.' , - - ; A reward of $100 is offered by the Union detective club '.of Penn Yan for the arrest of the party who stole a span of bay geldings and wagon belonging to Abner Gardner, of that village, a few days ago.' , A remonstrance has been ' presented to the excise commissioners of Syracuse, from the eighth ward, signed by a majority of the voters, asking that no license to sell liquor be granted in that ward. Henry Bergh, r the S. F. T. P. O. C. T. A., through his agent, states that the called meeting for the purpose of organizing a branch of this benevolent organization in Rochester was attended by only three persons, at which indifference he expresses the utmost disgust A Mr. Hogg, one of the numerous descendants of James Hoeg, the " Ettrick shepherd H, died recently in the town of East Maine, Broome county. At the funeral forty-seven carriages were filled with his relatives. 41he "datioa of one of the buildings of the alpaca factory at Jamestown has been fin- jghed, and the brick bas begun to arrive. A large gang of workmen are busily engaged in pushing ahead tbe erection of buildings. The brick are brought from Randolph Randolph Matthias Kern, an old bru'e of Utica, outraged the eight-year-old daughter of his landlord, even more of a brute than himself, who refused to prosecute him for fear of losing a week's board bill. . The authorities will undoubtedly Bit t the case. Chief of police Tim Robertson, of Oswem. claims the credit of arresting Perry, the Auburn murderer and escaped convict, and adduces an array of facts which prove his claim to be correct, although he was accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Hoskins of Auburn. A correspondent of the Schenectady Star of Friday last says: "I visited a snowbank two miles northeast of Shaker village, Hamilton county, and found a patch ten feet square and seven inches deep. Have lived here fifty-four years, and never Baw the like before." CASUALTIES. A fire atPetalumna, CaL.vesierdav destroyed the American Hotel saloon and stable. Loss $75,000. A Poughkeepsie letter states that serious fires have been raging along the Hudson river for several days in woods, entailing considerable damage. The rain of last night somewhat checked the flames. A special dispatch Btatea, the incendiarv fire at Mount Morris, Livingston county, N. Y., yesterday, burned all the brick stores between the American House and the Phelps House. Loss $80,Q00; partially insured. Master "Walter Murphy, twelve years old and a son of ex-Collector Murphy, shot himself in the leg to-day, at Long Branch, through the accidental discharge of a pistol with which he was playing on the beach. Tbe ball mass ed through the calf of his leg, inflicting a se vere nesn wound. There were eleven horses burned in John Turner's Btables, near Point Breeze park, out of seventeen in the stables. The horses burned were Dot, Daisy, Vernon. Lady Guard, Safe and Brutus. The latter' belongs to it. renister. 'the other horses burned were not trotters. The followinz animals were Baved: JVelae, Mattie, Lisle, Canbv. Lizzie and Medium. Loss, 50.000. A Pullman car of the night express train to Cincinnati on the Chesapeake & Ohio rail- road was thrown from the track last night soon after leaving Richmond. The car turned bottom up and was badly wrecked A number of persons were injured though none fatally or very seriously. Among tne injured are tieorge Artmgstall, Mr. and Mrs. Waller and Miss Wales, of Chicago. Mrs. Waller had a shoulder blade broken. Shortly after five o'clock yesterday afternoon severe storm of wind and rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning burst suddenly over Chicago, and although of brief duration, aid considerable damage, blowing down der ricks, tearing up wooden sidewalks. unroonng Darns and outnouses, etc. The most serious single loss was the un roofing and partial demolition of the Swedish church on Chicago avenue near Sedgwick st, the damage to which is estimated at $20,000. two pleasure yacnts, one containing lour- teen and the other nine persons, were capsized daring the storm off Lincoln Park. Thev were fortunately near the shoreand all were saved. A dispatch from St. Louis says:. At a very late hour last night a report gained circulation that a frightful collision had oo curred on tbe Atlantic fc Pacific railroad some 20 miles from this city. Two picnic parties went out on that road yesterday, one by the Bricklayers' union numbering nearly 2,000 men, women and children, who spent tbe day at Castlewood Station 24 miles from the city. The other was given by the Brotherhood of .Locomotive Lngineers numbering about 1,000, who went a mile beyond to Rosewood Grove. Nothing could be learned of the reported dis- aater, however, until between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning, when the train bearing the Lo- motive Engineers' party reached the city and the following facts were ascertained When the party was ready to return home their train was backed down on the main tract and while the people were getting aboard the bricklayers' train came dashing around the curve nar by and before its speed could be reduced below ten miles per hour it struck the stationary train, smashing two baggage cars in the rear and badly damaging the rear coach The shock was very severe and nearly all the persons on the train were thrown from their seats and a large number hurt, but so far known no one was killed. Two boys named Gallagher and Holiget had each a leg broken Mrs. Maria Cummings, an arm broken. Mrs. G. Blossing, spine badly hurt and internal in- 1 unes. bamuei &.aine, ribs broken. A nam ber of other passengers were more or less bruised. The bricklayers' train arrived at fifteen minutes past two. The engine of the train is badly damaged and it is said that two of the coaches rolled down an embankment The most severely injured persons on this train are Patrick idurphy, who sustained several rrac tures of his ribs and leers, and Mrs. William Allen, whose spine and arms are seriously injured. It Is feared that they cannot recover, A dozen others were more or less severely bruised. , The cause of the accident was the neglect of the brakeman to flag tbe rear train in time to stop it, and the supposition of the engineer of the moving train was that the track was clear. On the arrival of the trains here carriages were furnished to convey the wound- ed to their homes, and erery possible attention was paid to them. The Teocble. The New Yoik World, speaking of the contest between the officials and employes of the Hudson River Railroad Company, relative to the duplex tickets, eays ,; The road makes thieves of their employes by requiring them to dress well and be atten tive to their duties on a salary of 5G5 per month, which is the highest amount paid to any of the conductors on the way trains on the Hudson River railroad. P. T. Barnum to the Public A. rumor J originating with, and industriously circulated by nn scrupulous showmen having gained some credence. that I would divide my Gieat Traveling Exhibition on leaving Boston, I beg to state that such' an idea has never been entertained for a moment ' The -vast en- terptiso involving a cost ot one milium Jiv hundred tiouiani dollartla the crowning event of my mana geriil life, and, although acting against the advice of many experienced showmen, I shall adhere to my de termination to keep the monster combination intact durlnz the entire season. The public's obedient fer-vant, ; ' j ! P. T. BAENOT. JeSJCAW . - : Be True to Your Teeth, and they will be true to you. Never will yon need felee ones if joo use the Sozodont morning and evening.- It imparts Inde-stractlbiiity te tbe enamel, keeps it white and spotless, and wonderfully improves the breath. j24TThS4w PERSONAL. A piece of President Grant's handiwork as a tanner is being exhibited at tbe Vienna exhibition. ... . . The Rev. Dr. Bobbins,! Rochester, N. T., is said to have been offered the presidency of the Colby university at Watervlilo, Me. Dr. Brown Sequard is-to co-operate with Professor Agassiz in establishing the school of natural history on Penikese island. "7A deSree is suggested for Jubilee Gilmore, that, namely, of fiddle D. D. This comes from St. Louis, by way of the Boston Post. Thomas O. Butler and J. W. RandaU have been matched to row three miles on the Charles river course, Boston, Mass., July 31, for $250 a side. The Rev. Robert Collyer and wire were lately " surprised " by a party of their friends, With the gift of twenty-five sieces of Bil.r plate. the Hon. John Prentiss, of Keene. N. TT . who established the Revs Hampshire Sentinel in 1799, and conducted it for 48 years, is dead, at the age of 95. Ex-president Thiers is coin e to sucBle- ment his consulate and empire with a history of subsequent events down to the commune. Bullock, the renerade er-ffovpmrtr r.f Georgia, has rua tbrouah all his ill-cotten gains and is obliged to go to work. Professor Clark Seelve. ot Amherst haa been invited to assume the presidency of the Smith College for women, to be established at Northampton. J. T. Trowbridsre. one nf th erlitnra nf Our Younq Folks, was renenl.lir marriarl tn Miss Adelaide S. Newton. He is intending to get out an extra number of Our Young Folks in honor of the event. Brother Colfax will deliver a July oration at Cincinnati. There Is nothing which could so vividly recall the days that tried men's souls " as this product of the days when so many souls seem scarcely worth trying. General Joseph Hooker has enrao-erl Walker, the battle painter, fcr $25,000 to paint a picture ot the battle of Lookout Mountain, introducing portraits of the princi-cipal participants. He has also engaged Mr.?. Don f latt to write his life. John Camden Hotten. the London raih. lisher who recently died, was regarded with some reason oy American autnors as a literary Hottentot. He published their works without permission, and altered the text to suit himself. Mr. J. Proctor Knott, whose famous eulo gy on 41 Duluth " in the last congress is sufficient proof of his competency for the task, is to deliver a Fourth of July oration in Daviess county, Kentucky, this year. -Said Landor, " I have no ailments, but why should I? I have eaten well-prepared food; I have drunk light, subacid wines, and tnree glasses instead of ten; I have liked modest better than immodest women, and I bave never tried to make a shilling in the world." General S. W. Crawford. United State ' army, having obtained a six months' leave of absence from the war denartment. left Wednesday for Europe. He gees to recruit ; his health, which has been greatly undermined from a wound received in the war, and will try the waters of the Pyrennes, the baths tbere being celebrated for their curative properties in such cases. He will be remembered as amonz the gallant officers under General Anderson at the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Through the war he waa in continuous servi It is related of Dan Rice that when in De- , troit he was creeted by a seedy looking chaD with "Is this old Dan?"" "It is." reDlied Daniel pleasantly. "-I'm powerful glad to see you; we bad an arrival at our hOuBe last night : and TI-H AWk ITAiniT tl no!l 1 Tlnn IMa. " ... countenance fell at once, and in a solemn whisper be said: "I'm sorry, but you are a little too late. I've shaken hands with forty-eight men this morning who had named babies after me, and my last five dollar bill is paid, out. You'd better strike Barnum when he comes." ' ituuuBiun xiarvesier uomnanv oi T..I L T, Brncknort wprfl nntifiprl lhat r thu 9J.H, nf w.nj tudu nuum vv a grauu ueiu inai ui reapers at Versailles under the patronage of the French government, which would give the supremacy in Europe to the winning machine. i ney immediately sent to their customers at Commercy a number of their celebrated self-raking reapers, with directions to see that they should participate in the trial, which was done, ana wednesaay tDey received the gratifying intelligence that they were awarded the prize of victory over all competitors, and an order to send to France all they could manufacture during the current season. Tftere is scarcely any disease in which purgative medicines are not more or less required, and much sickness and suffering might be prevented were they more generally nsed. No person can feel well while a costive habit of bodv Drevailac besides, it soon generates serious and often fatal diseases, which might nave been avoided by a timely and judicious use of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets, or Tasteless, Coated, Concentrated Boot and Herbal Jaice, Anti-Bilious Granules S5 cents by Druggists. ; ' - S&w. TFaiifed, a farmer in every town as agen for the Collins Solid Steel Plows. For termB, write to Collins & Co , 212 Water street. New Torfc - " .. aplOtjylGw A Beinforcement Demanded. When the system begins to wilt under the effects of the first " heated term," it is obvions tfi&t it ought to be reinforced and sustained by wholesome; stimulation. To resort to the adulterated liquors ot commerce in such a crisis, as too many do, is the height ot infatuated loliy. All such fiery stimulants have a sting. After the Srst effect bas passed away, that eting is felt. The reaction is terrible. The prostration of body and mind which ensues is more complete than before. But the operation of a medical tonic like Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, in which extracts of the rarest remedial herbs and roots are blended with the spirituous essence of rye, pure and undefiled, is very different. No unpleasant reaction follows its use. It is a permanent, a perpetual invigorant, and there is no phase of debility, indigestion, billiousness, nervousness or intermittent fever which it will not speedily cure . jel8t25WFiUw Molloway's Pills and Ointment. Wherefore submit to medical experiments when it is an assured truth that in every climate, and nnder every Etate or circumstances, these remedies cure all external and internal diseases. Sold 78 Maiden Lane. N. T. Price 25 cents per box or pot. Ask for nes style; the old ii counterfeited. 55 jel3l2idw Bo not use Dr. Wright's Indian Cough Balsam thinking to receive no benefit It has been thoroughly tested by Dr. Wright in his private practice for over thirty years and is offered to the public as a certain cure for Coughs, Cold, Throat and Lnng Die-eases. Give it a trial and you will not be disappointed. Sold by all druggists. Sample bottieg at 83 cents. ANTHONY SHAPAKEK, delta w ... : .' . 8W Seneca street. Millions ( Bedbugs and cockroaches are killed daily with Lyon's Insect Towder. . ; ... t . j - . jefrttaSTrhS it is Impossible to ignore those terrible nameless diseases that annually sweep so many bap-less victims into the grave. ; We are compelled to recognize them, and it is the good Samaritan's duty to try and cure them. Helmbold's Buchu stands unrivalled for all such diseases. Get the genuine, which has the proprietor's private proprietary stamp. Beware of counterfeits. John F. Henry, New York, sole agent. 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