Postville Review, December 9, 1874

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December 09, 1874

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Postville Review (Newspaper) - December 9, 1874, Postville, Iowa THE POSTVILLE REVIEW PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT PostvUlf, Allamakee County, Iowa, BY F. M. McCORMACK. ELTTOtt AND PROPRIETOR. THE POSTVTLLE REVIE Terma : S1.3U per Annum In Advance.-- THE POSTVTLLE REVIEW Published Every Wednesday Morning $1-50 per Arnnrni, in Advance. Office in the New Brick Block, Third Door TTp Stain. F. m, McCORMACK, WE MAKE NO CLAIM TO HONORS ONLY AS WE WIN THEM. Editor and Proprietor. AcvxutTzsnra scaee. One Inch makes a Square. POSTVLLLE, ALLAMAKEE CO., IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1S74. VOLUME II. NUMBER 40. Space. 1 Square... 2 Squares, i Squares, fi Squares.. & Column. % Oolumu. 1 -Column.. It l nok 1 BU.$ 2 0U� 6 60S G 0' other parties, ncsota and Dakota. The Bishop, if the diocese Thp "'^federate element will hav is established, will be either the Itev. John Ire- strM,� miiuence m the next Legislature, land, of St. Paul, Abbot lluport Seidenbiish, or St. John's College, Steams Comity, or Fath- IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT DECISION er Bull, a traveling missionary. Tu(, SI,premt, court of the United Five hundred cars of freight ea-tern bound Stalorury in sanity, by throwing herself into a well. The well-known opera singer. S. C. Camp-j bell, died in Chicago a few days ago. His real name was Sherwood C. Coon. Two of the indictments against Mcllrath. States. The immediate result* will bcn recently, and �G,000 in currency and ft.UiHI in United States bonds taken. Washington. The internal revenue receipts for November liave been .'Jl.OOO.OOil in excess of the same mouth last year. The receipts for October were �2.000,000 in excess of that month last year, when the receipts were running lo > on account of the panic. Secretary Bristow is considering the propriety of reconsidering au order made in the early part of his administration, whereby the special agents of the treasury were assigned to the office of the commissioner of customs. Practically the reports of the special agents are sent to the secretary for action, although made directly to the commissioner, for the reason that the commissioner, under the law, is a controlling, not an executive office. -'Chas. Sujixer's legacy." the civil rights bill, is second ou the business calender of the House. The safe-burglary cases have terminated in a failure of the jury to agree. Harrington was acquitted by a vote of eight to four, and the disagreement was aboi it the same on the other cases. James Kcssell Lowell has been tendered the appointment as minister to Russia, but has declined to accept the honor. Foreign. France.-Buffet is elected presidei.t of the Assembly.--Chambord's letter has caused a division in the Cabinet. Two Legitinnte ministers in consequence cf its injunction hesitate to support a demand for the organize tiou of the president" � powers. The presider' will accept the resignation of the ministers il they remain firm in their rcf usal. Hvssia.-News has been received at London of the illness of the Czar, and it is said that ho is insane. Jr China.-The subject of supplying prostitutes for San Francisco is attracting much attention in Hong Kong. Measures arc midcr consider-lion for preventing further departures from that port. Several cases of girls seeking release were recently before the court. Scotlaa'I).-Twenty-one lives were lost on the Scottish coast during the gale or Saturday and Sunday. November 28 and 29. Africa.-The mail steamer from Capetown, Africa, has arrived at London with news that the Cregua laud has been annexed by the British authorities. It was believed tliis acquisition would lead to the political union of the Natal and Capetown Colonies. Enhlakd.-Diisraeli has been ill, and was unable to transact business-A storm prevailed on the English coast the 29th ult. The bark Veteran was wrecked, aud eleven ol ercrew drowned.-Manning has caused a irciilar letter to be read in all the churches in his diocese declaring that all who do not accep> he infallibility dogma, cease to bo Catholics. belongs. The decision also holds tliat the timber and minerals are a portion of the reality, and that the Indian tribes cannot sell the one nor lease the other. The case came up from the reserva tiou of the Oneida Indians, near Green Bay, in Wisconsin, where one or two Indians had disposed of a quantity of pine logs. The Indian agent, on be half of the tribe, brought a suit for re plevin to recover the loss, ou th ground that the lauds and the timber thereon belonged to the Indians in their tribal relations. The case, having passed through the various appellate courts, has just been decided by the United States Supreme Court. The decision will seriotuiy effect some ten or twelve of the most important Indian agencies. It will deprive the Indians of these agencies of what has been supposed to be their most important possessions, the pine lands. In several of the agencies the main source of the Indians is derived from the sale of logs. The reservations at Menominee and Bay City, Wis., will be seriously in jured by this decision. No more pine timber cau be sold by the Indians on these reservations. The pine hereafter sold must be sold under the authority of a special act of Congress, aud the proceeds turned into the United States treasury. OUR ROYAL GUEST. King Kakalua, of the Sandwich Islands, arrived at San Franciscj on the 2!)th nit. About 0,000 people witnessed the demarkation of his highness The Hags oil the shipping and most public offices were uisplayed. The King was brought from the Benicia in the Commander's steam yacht. Salutes were tired by the war vessels in the harbor and by the city guard. At the pier considerable enthusiasm prevailed. A grand rush was made to get a view of the King. Mayor Otis and other dignitaries occupied seats in tiie carriage with him. An immense throng followed it to the Grand Hotel, and it was with difficulty tin- military escort aud carriages occupied by the King and his suite could make their way. He was dressed plainly, nothing in his costnme denoting royalty. He seemed most indifferent of all the spectators present. It is not yet known when he will take his departure for Washington. LATER FROM TUSCUMBIA. Later reports from Tuscumbia say that the tornado was most disastrous in its effects upon the surrounding country Houses were unroofed, fences blown down in every direction. Large trees were torn from the ground and carried miles, crushing cabins and outhouses as they went. After tin; tornado left Tuscumbia it seemed to have spent its force or risen I v  - -  - FRAUDULENT WAR CLAIMS. The special agents sent from Washing ton to Tennessee to investigate the celebrated Sugg Fort case have, it is understood, submitted their report to Secretary Bristow.and it is probable that early steps will be taken to recover the 24,-000 paid on the first of July last. It is understood that certain officials and clerks are involved, collusion with the claimant and suppression of material evidence being established. Secretory Bristow has pushed this inquiry with characteristic vigor, and it is likely that he will break up a ring that has for years been prosecuting, and in many cases successfully, fraudulent claims against the government. It is asserted that the evidence taken seriourdy implicates the Hon. Ruderic Butler, of Tennessee, of cadetship fame, aud that au investigation of the ease will be made by the Committee on War Claims, of the House, which rejected the claim during the last session. Judge Lawrence will, it is said, offer a resolution to that effect, and endeavor to sustain certain theories advaueed by him in his published letter of last summer on the general subject of war claims. The ease is likely to develop some interesting features of the claim business, and show the workings of the Department lobby. . Cadcnabbia. u. W. I.ONUFELI.OW. No sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaks The silence of the summer day. As by the loveliest of all lakes I while the idle hours away. I pace the leafy colonnade, Where level branches of the plane Above me weave a roof of shade Impervious to the sun and rain. At times a sudden rush or aii Flutters the lazy leaves o'erhead, And gleams ot sunshine toss and flare Like torches down the path I tread. By Somariva'a garden gate I make the marble stairs my seat, And hear the water, as I wait, Lapping tho steps beneath my feet. The undulation sinks aud swells Along the stony parapets, And tar away the floating bells Tinkle upon the fishers' nets. Silent aud slow, by tower and town Tho froightod barges come and go. Their pendent shadows gliding down By town and tower submerged below. The hills sweep upward from the shore. With villas scattered one by one Upon their wooded spurs, and lower Bollaggio blazed in the sun. And dimly seen, a tangled mass Of walls and woods, and light and shade, Stands beckoning up the Stelvio Tass Yareuua with its white cascade. I ask myself, Is this a dream ? Will it all vanish into airV Is there a land of such supreme And [wrfect beauty anywhere'; Sweet vision ! Do not fade away ; Linger until my heart shall take Into itself the summer day, And all the beauty of the lake. Linger until upon my brain Is stamped an image of the scene : Then fade into the air again, And be as if thou had.-t not been. - The Atlantic for l)- surrounded himself witha bodyguard of desperadoes 1,000 strong at first, and afterward increased to 0,000, whose duty it was to discover the Czar's enemies and to sweep them from the face of the earth. As emblems of these, their functions, each member of the guard carried at his saddle bow a dog's head and a broom. As the punishment of tin- Czar's enemies included the confiscation of their property, a large part of which was given to the guards themselves, these were always singularly successful in discovering the disaffection of wealthy nobles, discovering it oftentimes before the nobles themselves were aware of their own treasonable sentiments. Feeling unsafe still, Ivan built for himself a new palace, outside the walls of the Kremlin, making it an impregnable castle. Then finding that even this did not lull his shaken nerves to rest, he proceeded to put danger afar oft" by dispossessing the 12,000 rich nobles whose estates lay nearest the palace, and giving their property to his followers, so that the head which bore the crown might lie easy in tiie conviction that there were no possible enemies near on the other side of the impregnable walls which shut him in. But even then he could not sleep easily, and so he repaired again to his forest stronghold at Alexandrovsky. where he surrounded himself with' guards and ramparts. Here lie converted the palace into a monastery, made himself abbot and his rascally followers monks. He rigorously enforced monastic observances, of the severest sort, and no doubt became a saint, in his own estimation. Hi- spent most of his time at prayers, allowing himself no recreation except a daily sight of the torture of the prisoners who were confined hi the dungeons of the fortress. His guards wen- allowed a rather larger share of amusement, and they wandered from street to street during the day, punishing, with their hatchets, such disloyal pie as they encountered. They peo_ were moderate in their indulgences, ho\ve\er, iii imitation of their sovereign, doubtless, aud it is recorded to their credit, that, at this time, they rarely ever killed more than twenty people in one day, while sometimes the number was as low as five. But a quiet life of this kind could not always content the Czar. Naturally, he grew tired of individual killings, and began to long for some more exciting sport. When one day a quarrel arose between some of his guards and a few of the people of Terjek, Ivan saw at a glance that all tlu; inhabitants of Torjek were mutinous rebels, and of course it became his duty to put them all to death, which he straightway did. Up to this time the genius of Ivan seems to have been cautiously feeling its way, and so tin; part of his history already sketched may be regarded as a mere preliminary to his real career. His extraordinary capacity forruliug an empire on the principles taught him by the Prince Gluisky was now about to show itself in all its greatness. A criminal of Novgorod, feeling himself aggrieved by the authorities of that city, who had incarcerated him for a time, wrote a letter offering to piace the city under Polish protection. This letter he signed, not with his own name, but with that of the Archbishop, and, instead of sending it to the King of Poland, to whom it was addressed, he secreted it in the church of St. Sophia. Then going to Alexandrovsky, he told Ivan that treason was contemplated by the Novgorodians, and that the treasonable letter wot Id be found behind the statue of the Virgin in the church. Ivan sent a messenger to find the letter, and upon his return the Czar began his march upon the doomed city. Happening to pass through the town of Kbur on his way to Novgorod, he put all its inhabitants to death, with the purpose, doubtless, of training liis troops in the art of wholesale massacre, befoi* requiring them to practice it upon the people of N! sickness anddis- eelain from Persia and Cashmere. Old as these are, they have the appearance of having been designed for the room; the decorator never saw them until they were brought in by the owner of the mansion. The drawing-room has a fretted ceiling, frieze of damask, picked out with gold; inlaid cabinet work dado surrounding the room like a necklace. The chimney-places are by Lebee, of Paris, on-.- of them occupying two years to finish. In the matter of metal work, Mr. Morrison, on a tour in Spain found in an humble village a workman named Zoulotiga, who, he felt sure, was capable of great things if he had a chance, so he gave him a commission of 5,000 to execute something, and the result was a coffer or chest, nine feet by three, which Zouloaga worked on for four years. When Morrison received it he acknowledged at once that he had paid onlv an installment of the value of this The bark Sadie, from Buenos Ayres, brought into Boston the other day, a live eagle, which was captured 300 miles out at sea. It alighted upon the royal yard, and was taken from there by two sailors. A New Orleans gentleman writing from San Francisco speaks of that city as overrun with clerks and bookkeepers out of employment, although mechanics of various sorts command fail-wages. The Turks have calculated that within 200 years more they will have conquered the world. The st dement is made in all seriousness in an Arabic-newspaper, which is published under Turkish surveillance. Douglas Jerrold says, in his I "Hedgehog Letters," that "respecta-| bility is all very well for folks who cau j have it for ready money; but to be j obliged to run in debt for it, is enough I to break the heart of an angel." i Secretary Robeson, accompanied by Congressmen Sargent, of California, and Hale, of Maine, have inspected the marvelous work. It is simply described j Stevens battery recently bought subject as being covered with all "manner of | to the approval of Congress, for fel4o,-scrolls and figures in iron, with so wonderful a finish that it must be seen to be appreciated. Morrison found the best metal Workers in SiKiin, the best ornamenters in Paris andsilksiu Lyons, but for cabinet itml wood workers he had no occasion to go out of England. There is nothing in the house inharmonious with its Even the chairs are works of art, constructed of precious woods and nearly all different from each other, some suggesting the perforated chairs of the Delhi palaces, others the Saxon throne in Westminster Abbey. Above all there is no sham in this house; no wood pretending to be metal, no iron affecting to be marble. Each part of the house has its proper relation to tiie whole, and each detail exhibits the same harmony and matchless art, the table leg as truly as the Lebee mantlepiece. Ascend the magnificent stairway, pass the glolx's of light upheld by bronze candelabra, seven feet high, and you will find the same painstaking, careful workmanship everywhere, even in the closets and nursery. Some of the best ornamentation in the house is a pale blue and gold scroll surrounding the sky-light at the top. Another City with a Subterranean Fire. A Bridgeport (Conn.) correspondent writes, November 20: The good people of this city are suffering from fear of beirg burned up. Under a portion of the city are immence peat deposits. By reason of continued dry weather these beds have become like tinder, have taken fire, and every effort to extinguish I hem has thus far proved fruitless. The fire does not extend to the surface of the ground, but is confined to the peat stratum exclusively, which lies three or four feet below the surface. As this layer of combustible material is consumed the soil above drops down into its place. The residents are, of course, very anxious for the abatement of the trouble, but it would seem that the manner in which the fire is protected by the soil above might render its extinguishment a work of very great difficulty. A fall of snow temporarily smothered the fires, bat at this writing hev are burning again. "Washington," exclaimed a member of a Nashville debating club in stentorian tones, " Washington was a great man; he was a good man; he was a noble m:ui; his mind had a powerful grasp of the future: if ever a man was mm com jinx iitritfix, Washington was that man !" Some men, ir :t corner th ike pictures, are full-light. better 000. " Argcmentusi ad Hoiltneji !"-Horse Dealer-" I know you don't like his 'ead, and I allow he ain't got a purty 'ead; but lor'-now look at Gladstone, the cleverest man in all England I-and look at 'is 'ead!"-Punch. I have seen reason to change the greater part of my opinions. Let me confess to you, Quinctus, we oftener say things because we can say them well, than because they are sound and reasonable.-Cicero. The Spectator says that "young love and young lovers are at a discount in the novels of the period, and married people, in whom the reader was formerly supposed to take no interest after the wedding day, are candidates for public favor." The present street fashions give to our young girls a very "fast" and "loud" appearance. And some very silly women think their walk, action and general conduct must correspond with their costume. Somebody in England, who has learned that the lunatics of a county asylum were employed to alter the gauge of a portion of a certain railroad, thinks the discovery may explain the terrible prevalence of railroad accidents in that country. In Hartford, not long since, where the estate of a bankrupt, upon settlement, only allowed a dividend of one-half of one per cent., the highest dividend was 55 on a debt of 811,000 to the wife of the bankrupt, and the lowest was four cents. Women's rights are not entirely ignored m Italy. Virginia Scarpellini is directress of the metropolital station at the capital (Rome), founded by her aunt Oaterina, who died last year, and the stations at Lugo andMonteechio are also directed by ladies. It is with our thoughts as with our flowers-those that are simple in expres sion carry their seed with them; those that are double through richness and pomp charm the mind, but produce nothing. Last year he was worth 200,000. Then he began to drink whisky and seltzer, and now he's a pauper. Where these ravages of seltzer are going to cease, the most prescient of us cannot tell. A young man has been arrested in New York for sleeping in a standing position. He wotdd stand ou the street for hours at a stretch, with his eyes closed, aud uot move a muscle. It is hereditary. His father was a police-maiii ;