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FIIDA' lMlRllNG, FEBRUARY 6. IAlh..
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St. Petetbyrg has a Sorosi. 0
Omaha, ;is now the capital of Nebraska.
Bi%,wnlow's militia respond slowly.
A single file-A bachelor.-N. Y. Citizen.
An average wedding in Chicago costs $10,090.
The patent office made $50,000 last year. d
Alaska had twenty-six snow storms last ye r.
Laboulaye is not coming to America.
There is a row between the Chicago Sorosises.
DIx has received the Unrlingame embassy. f
Tom B. Florence sat!l lives and Brigham Yaoung t
The Prince" Mathilde gives a receptl3n this h
week to the Chinese embassy.
It is denied that Dix protested honors paid to .
Mr. Davis in France. tl
Christine Nillson has been engaged for a season
of Italian opera in New York neat fall. a
Miss Leo Hudson is doing " Mazeppa" in Mem. a
A number of wealthy Cubans are In town with
a view of investing in Louisiana sugar lands. It
Gen. Sherman is expected to arrive to-day by
the steamer Continental. g
The Memphis Avalanche thinks unreconstructed r
Mississippi the happiest State in the Sonth.
A Milwsukee velocipedist wagers $1000 that he it
can make forty miles an hour,
Dispguting meanness- to tan a dog's hide with his
The Pope Noble Cadets, of Gretna, are to trip
the light fantastic. i
Mrs. Btanton wiohes Sumner to write her an d
"' able article " on" The Sphere of Man."
The N. Y. World Is now after the coal adul
Kentucky as well as Delaware, retains the whip
The Bellows Palls National Bank, in Vermont
has a president 94 years old.
Ura t's letter strangling the ina3gurlation ball
is called his first veto moeage.
The poorest farmer in the land, if unable to feed
h.is calves, can always graze i his hins.--[Ez. a
A writer in Oace a Week thinks John Brown a
was a nepro. o
Wendell Phillips still wants Andrew Johnson I
The youngest daughter of Governor ChaBflin, of A
Msauachonetta, died at Rome a few days ago. g
There was a men ! at a late meeting of the New b
The weather has been unuinally cold for two c
days. Fires aand overcoats have been in steady h
I John Vallandinghamr , formerly publisher of a
journal in Madison parnhb, died an Vickeburg on
The New I ork Times, in a recklass moment. i
calls Mrs. Swisshelm "a Dragon of the les a
Sndereorath each chair in the new San Fran. f
"ciaco theater is a square hat boc, in which the P
chapean is safe from injury.
Theatrical-Professor Blot it organiziog a com
pany In thia city for the mienalacture of soups.- g
I N. Y.Democrat.
Rev. Mr. P. A. Hansford has become the b
)ehepherdes of an Universalist flock in Port- h
*The best of oln being untit to die, what an inex
pretsrible abouldity to pul the wurst to dieaath.
C. C. Washbnrne. of Wisconsin. it to be Grant's b
secretary of the interior, says a Washington ape
cial to the Mobile Register. P
It haa been discovered that $2,000,000 of churoh
fuends have bees loaned for speculative purposees '
in Wall street, and that severl churches are r
mortgalged for the same purpose. s
It begins to look aa though the everlasting grab
for lands, bonds, securities, etc., to bouid railroads
across the continent, would be ohoked off by Con
Ye., I love a .hw.-Woold like to see the Jew
eea who wsu in the rilxth avenue car at the wter b
hose iedapring street. near Hudson.--[Heral c
SThe Baton Rouge .\dvocste makes highly com- b
plmentary mention of Dr. O. Kratz, who has re
ently left Baton Rouge for a wider field of prac C
ice in this city, where he formerly exercised his
r-ofeslon with distinguished ability. a
1 cannot doubt that if A. T. Stewart should b
dvertise for clerks at one hundred dollars per
venam and board, he would have five theosand
pplicants before the week's end. .\nd so of n
'yng end music teaching.--[Greeley.
Miss Katie Potnam disports on the bicycnlar b
elocipede at the Davenport (Iowa) theater. Ic
reg the performance Kate wears a bicycular
ent. " Bhe makes the machine ip."', is the t
_oiment of the local papers.
SIf Mr. Booth wihed to get five hundred young *
.en and women to play grats in hi theater, he
kwold not have to go out of New York for them.
f'he giln especially would ask nothing better P
bhan to hear "melancholy Dane.'"-[New York
A Jefersme City (Mo.) dispatch eeys a bill will U
e introdaced, coming from the committee of the
[one, on Texas eattle, which will uttery pro I 0
Sibilt the driving of Tesas cattle into the State,
mad provide aeequate sees to accomplish that
The Baltimoee Statesman conaedes to Reverdy
Johnson high qualties as a humorist. By way of
illustration it refers to his recent acknowledgment
that there is no d flereneo between the skulls of
black and white men nor the State papers of Li
berlinas and Eoglishmen.
The N. Y. Star thinks there is a trihe too much
billiard playing. It has seen many a man pnoch.
t ing ivory balls by the hour whena he should have
a been at his business, sad many, too, spending for
games and drminks the money that should have
been handed over to the family at home.
At his recent lecture at the Cooper institute,
Mr. Train wore a blue swallow-tail coat, with a
velvet collar and a brilliant assortment of brasa
buttons, a large rosette, in which the colors of the
rainbow were beautifolly blended, an imrculate
wbi e waistcoat, and sombre inexpressibles.
Queen Victoria wears her hair, in private, as
Erglish ladies were wont to wear it five and twen
ty ye ar ago; on the rare occasions on which she
appears in public, she bands her tresses under a
diamond coif, after the manner of Mary, queen
The London Spectator says the English Ian
gnoge is freer from the corruptions of dialect sand
provincialism in America than in England. Rev
erdy Johnson Intimated as much in one of his
h late speeches to an applauding audience of
VWe are pained to learn that one of our moast ac
compl hed tailors has become mentally deranged
in consequence of a long series of Ineffectual at.
tempts to satisfactorily adapt a pair of pantaloons
to the actual developments of the undeniably fine
limb beleaonging to o oe of his ee patrons.
SAccording to "Cousin Noarma," who tells the
story in a late letter from this city to the Louis
D villa Democrat, the guests at the City Hotel are
waited on by a live German prince who was de
posed by a decree of Prussia, whereupon he
" calmly laid aside his scepter" and asamed the
Victoria is said to be a Ritualist. On a late oc
casion in the Chapel Royal. St. James, she sent to
the clergyman omfoiatig at the altar a red bag,
edged with gold lace, and containing "the queen's
offering of gold, frankincense and myrrh, in com
memoration of the gifts of the magi to the inlant
Will somebody tell us the meaning of the leath
ern cockades that we see on the hats of coachmen
and footmen of some of the flashing eqiipages in
the fashionable thoroughfares? In England the
kickehaw denotes, if we are not mistaken. that the
owners of the vehicle are of a certain rank of the
aristocracy. and a commoner would no more
think of ptting a cockade on his coachman's hat
than of quarriring the royal arms on his own es.
outcheon. Wh;t can a cockade mean in New
York '-(New York Post.
Wir. Cullen Bryant, at the Barns festival at
*'"E York, on Monday e~tht, said: " I wonder
how the poets would look ` th ey could all be
brought together, with their ' eyes in Aine frenzy
rolling,' and some of their number, I fear, .; tly
out at e'bows. What would the denizens of Wall U
street think of them if they were marched in pro
eession through that part of the city ? If an army
of stockholders could be mastered, and another of
Bedlanites, and a third of poets, to which of the
other two would the troop of poets seem, by their
demeanor, to be most nearly related' T.i tLat
question, I fear, I could not give an impartial c
It is now quite common, in case one meets a
friend casually in company with other gcntleun n, a
to be intruduced to all of them. Perhaps, whle
Jou are talking with your newly made acquaint
ances, one of them is seen by two or three of
his friends, who are also introduced all around.
Thus. while you merely desired to exchange a few 0
words with your friend, you are forced to make b
the acquaintance of an acquaintance of his sa- *
quaintsnce-an invasion of your private rights tI
which you are unable to resist or to protes:
against. This practice is peculiarly American,
absurd and annoying, and ought to be frowned on c
by all true geLliemen. It is-with rare ec-p t
tiones-almost as much the right of a gentleman
as of a lady. to decide for himself who shall be
introduced to him.- [New York Mail.
The Turkish admiral, Hobart Pasha, detin.
guished himself during our late war as a blockade e
runner. twelve times he is said to have broken c
the blockade of Charleston, each time
under circumstances of great danger, and °
in consequence of this he pubhtiiled his ti
reminiscences under the title of "Never f
('aught." When the Turks, a few weeks ago,.
sent him to Crete in order to destroy the Enossis,
the Rusisan minister, hGeneral Ignatielf made ener
getic eforts to retain him at Constantinople. Po a
litical arguments being unavailing, an action for f
debt was at last brought against him. in the hope p
that he would be imprisoned, or, at all events, ide
tained. But this device, too, was frustrated, and v
he got away safely. Arriving on hoard his ship,
his first act was to forward to the Russian embis- c
sador, together with a polite message, his little
work entitled "Never ('aught."-[Ex.
A Boston correspondent writes that the custom
of dinner-ginog is a passion of the solid men of
that city. "Long experience has m ade dioning
one of the fine arts with us. .\t the house of one
of the wealthiest citisens the other day, thl party
after remaining an hour or so at one table, arose
and were ushered into another room, where a sec- I
ond table, with all Its appointments, was laid.
Tbhe meal was there fiumshe]. The opportunity for
a double dlsplay of silver and porcelain wars grand.
Asan offset to this I will menotioh a club of ta-lve
gentlemen who dine every fortnight in a little
boat-house on a bridge leading from the city. No
one can become a member who is not as adept at
cooking some particularly delicious dish. Tney
have no servants, do their own cooking and wat.
ing. and have better dinners than I ever ate any
where else, The club was founded more tiau
forty sears ago."
Horace Greeley makes this bland!y blunt ora
tion to beggars of all degrees: " Coun:ry friends.
and especially young men. 1 give you fatos as I
have long observed and studied them. I tell yu
frankly that my interest in your action thereon is
partly selfibh ; for my soul is weary of these
ircessant appeals for 'something to do,' or, that
failing, for alms. There most. there will be beg
gars; but need you be beggars? Even if you
most, 1 wish it were in your hearts to stay where
beggars are not so enormously superabundant as
here. I often respond rudely, harshly, to their
solicitat;ons, becanuse I cannot he'p it. Worn out
by appeals t, whlLch I am utter;y usable to ri
,pond--denied olpportunity to iarn my own bread
by this endless proessliol oe beggars--I often
fpeak more roughly than I should, Lbecause oy
patience is utterly exhiau-ted. I am not as poor
as L.a/dsus, still less am I as rich as DI)ives: but I
tully psmpath;ze with the latter in so far as he is
represented uas wishing into Hades to send a mes
serger to his brethren still on earth, to entreat
them not to ' come into this tormenut. "
A few days ago Butler discovered an ittm pro
vid:r-g so muco per annam for the s upeuiatrtn
dent -f the Crcpt." Not understanding what th: t
meant, he sought knowledge from his fellow mem
bers. tut they were no wisaer than he. lie then
c i -r;!,, tte alepropriation bills for fifty years
back, and found.the same thing charged in enah
bill. Alter a determined search among the serr
vants of the capitol the superintendent of the r
Cript was found. He was brought for'ward and 0
made to relaute his history. It seems that shortly
after General Washington died, an act was passed ti
by Congress providing for the building of a vault
beneath the capitol, which was to hold the re
mains of the immortal statesman and warrior, and
to be called the Cript. It was found necessary to h
have a man to watch the sacred spot, and acoord
ingly an officer was employed, to be called super.
intendent of the Cript. The duties of the superin.
tendent were to sit near the Crilt daily, from 9
A. N. until 3 P. N , and see that only one gas bur.
ner wasused. This the present occupant has done
for the past forty years, and now Butler cruelly
proposes to abolish the ofce.
Buy the only sewing machine fit for family use,
the Grover & Baker. Warranted for five years. I
Quilter, braider and hemmer given with eaoch ma- ti
ohine as 182 Canal street. In
C, CTYl TOPPI.
The time is very near when that jovial bead of
ly revelere known to mortals as "Ye Myatiok
of Krewe," with their huge and mighty chieftata,
at Corans, will come forth from their three hundred
f and sixty-four days of yearly seclusion, and burst
,i. fng upon the bewildered eyes ofthegood peopleof
New Orleans from their mysterious and hitherto
uh undiscovered haunts, shall ill the streete with a
s. stream of fantastic maskers; shall delight the
re eager vis;ons of New Orleas beauties with their
,r beautiful tableaux; will mingle with the ladies,
,e their guests, Ia the mazes of the dance, and know
ing but unknown shall make many ajoke and quip
, nd jest; and will, when the midnight bell strikese,
a once more mysteriously disappear, and be no m re
p known on this mundane sphere until another
e Mardi-Gras calls them forth to play the same fa
s taetic tricks again. Well, when they come this
year we guarantee them as hearty a welcome as
s they have ever yet received, and as they have
. made the Opera House their headquarters, will
e predict that the-number of their friends who will
a assenmble to do them honor will be greater than it
ever was before.
After three hours filibustering upon it, the bill
donating to the Chattanooga Railroad Compaoy
the indorsement of the State on its bonds to
the amout of $12,600 for each mile of the road in
the State west of New Orleans, at last passed the
House. finally, and now goes to the Senate. The
original bill provided for the indorsement of bonds
representing every mile of road in the State, but
it was amended so as to only include that portion
west of New Orleans. To no bill that has ever
e passed the House has the opposition been so per
sastent and so obstinate. The eemles
of the measure took advaatage of every
parliamentary tactic that could by any
ingenuity be brought to bear upon the matter,
and actually succeeded in consuming over an hour
in getting one motion to be put to the House. As an
evidence of the efforts made to weary out the pa
tience cf the members, it may be stated that the
roll was called to record the votes of members no
less than thirty.nine times, and only one of these
the Instance where the vote upon the final passage
of the bill was taken-was demanded for any
other reason than to consume time. BIat "the
colored troops fought nobly" and a quorum held
out to the last roll call, which was gone through
with at about half-past six o'clock. In addition
to this session of six hours and a half, a night
session was attempted by some of the members,
but the majority thought they had earned their $8
"per diem per day," and therefore declined to do
any such thing.
The ball given at the Op*ra House by the Opera
House Club on Wednesday evening, surpassed our
most sanguine expectations, and moust have been
a source of congratulation to the gentlemen under
whose auspices this brilliant affair was conducted.
As early as eight o'clock the auditorium com
menced filling w th the prudent fair ones who,
Is' ht by experience, knew of the difficulty of ub.
taining seats in case of delay, and are nine o'clock
had struck vcery box and seat in the dress circle
and se,' ,ra was occupied by such an array of
beauty and fashion ,s would defy any attempt at
The st'arway on either side leading to the dress
circle had been tasteful y converted into a garden
of evergreens, through which the guests wer9
ushered under a canopy of drapery, thence by i
another pair of eta ra down into the ball-room.
As usual at the Opera Horuse, the parquette and
stage had been p;aced on a level and afforded
spacious rocm to the dancers. The illumination
on this occasion had been considerably increased
by the addition of five gilt chandeliers upon the
stage, and another and larger one suspended from
the center of the ceiling of the auditorium, and
here and there (hinese vases supporting elegant
candelabras, from which, together with the cue
t( Inary apparatus, from sx to seven hundred gets
of burning gas cast their refulgence upon the sur
ronrd dog scene. The decorations were simple
at d grand, and consisted in endless streamers of
evergreens suspended from the center of the
cei;Lg to the sto,'lcs and along the outer edges
of the boxes, and every where were suspended I
floral baskets, which gave to the scene an air of
freshness and gaiety only comparable to the 1
South, beauty and attire of the guests.
Two magnificent bands of music were in attend
ance-the first infantry band, composed of twenty
five performers on brass instruments, and Carlo
Patti's brass and string band of twenty-two mu
Picians : the former occupying the right extremity
of the src, ~des, enlivening the interludes with
choice selectione from the principal operas, while
I the latter was placed immediately over the canopy
and played the music of the programme of
At 10 minutes past 9 o'clock the house was
already so full of spectators and dancers, eager
to enjoy tne festivities, that the first infantry
band announced the opening of the ball by per
forming ag raLd march, which was immediately
followed by the pren de of the quadrille of
' Bilrbe B.'ue " by Patut's band, and the bail
commenced in earnest. As dance succeeded
dance and the ball progressed, throngs upon
throngs of people were crowding into the O)jera
At ballf-past ten dancing had become almost
impossible, as the assembly was a dense mass; the
individuals so closely huddled together that faces
were the only portion of the body discernibtle, gic
ing to the scene the appearance more of a mutual
admiration society than of a ball. This state of
affairs continued for sn hour, until half-past
eleven o'r ock, at which time the 1ineet, erected
in the parlor in the rear of the boxes, was opened
and relav ed the bal-room of the excess of people
who were called upon to partake of the delicactea
which wete laid out on a side-board, about sixty
feet long, extending the whole length of the
The scene was now doubled, and it would re
quire the imagnuation of a Milton to give ano ap.
proximate idea of the crasaez croise, and tumult
which ensued. Dancers leaving the ball room to
repair to the refreshment saloon, jostling against
and colliing with rrturuin ones: the pratt;ing if
tongues mingling with the clatter of dishes and
spoons, a hearty laugh blending its tones with the
tinkling of glasses. The crash of a tumbling pyr
amid of nu., contrasting with the ripping of
silks and taritons; in fact, a scenm that would
have done hoLor to Pondemonium. We would
here like to gIve some idea of the magniieence of
the buffet, g,.tten up under the superintendence of
Col. F. DIumonte.1, the prince of caterers, csrer
of C(anal and Bourbon streets, but that we did not
get more than a glance at the spread, so thick wase
the throng whish asaulted the dainty cages and
creams. We have only a recollectio, of some de
licious oyster patties and excellent punch, of
which there was such a profusi n, that at the tunme
the ball broke up, they went begging.
The small hours of the night were now being
reached, and slowly, but steadily, were groups
of ladus to be seen directmng their course to.
wards the club room, which had been placed at
their disposal for a dress room, and of the twenty.
fivre hundred souls who had visited the ball during
the eveoiog, barely one-half remained : but Terp
sichore, lar from losing cast, now counted among
her devotees the more thoughtful of the guests,.
who had preserved themselves fresh for a genuine
enjoymeat, and launched themselves into the
mazes of the delirious als. A deux temps or the
voloptuous evolutions of the masurks, with a zest
that did the heart good to witness.
Our readers will easily admit that it would be
too onerous a task to attempt to Jenkinsize upon
the tollette of Mies So and So, or how many thou
sands of dollars worth of diamoode wereo worn by
Mrs. X., ito an assembiage of over one thoueand
ladies. We will, theraforeo, forego seh a descrip.
tion, with one exception, however, at the risk of a
inacurring the displeasure ef many of our lady
frieads. We would be remies If we did not me*
ties the presaeee of one of Kestoky's pride, now
f makin a short stay among us-a beastiful blonde,
k the object of the admiration of everybody pre
' aent. Her attire was decidedly the most remark
d able of the evening. not only for its richnaes and
t- elegant simplicity, but espeelally on account
of of Its admirable harmony with the lady's eyes
S--"blue as the clear sky"-her suffusored cheeks,
obehry ripe and geaeral symmetry of peram
a The dress consisted of a plain boddlie and jape
Ir of cherry silk, decollet6 and short sleeved,
, trimmed with blonde and white beads areund
' the neck and arms, and a punier of the asme ma
P terial, the effect of which recalled the poet's
I. lines :
" There's a light crimson, there's a deeper one:
ir A maiden's blush-here purple, there a white."
We have already given more space than we in
tended to the suceseafal entertainment of the
M Opera House Club, but how could we help it,
a being led estray in noticing the finest occurrence
11 of the season, which yesterday was the absorb
II ing topic.
t We cannot forget mentioning that Gens.
Buchanan and Tompkins honored the ball with
Before closing, we wish to tender our thanks
Sto the managers of the ball for the pleasant hours
° we spent on Wednesday evening-until half past
4 in the morning !-and hope that this may not
be the last entertainment which they will give.
e They understand the rules of hospitality too well
not to give a second ball of the Opera House
r What is known as " the efvil equality bill "
that is the bill which takes away from evern citi
a sen the right to mnage his own affairs in the way
p that suitts him best, was yesterday called up in the
Senate by Plnchbeck. its anthor. He made a long
speech in its favor, reading it from MSS., which
he held in his band. His utterances were very
a emphatic, as they penetrated to the hall of the
house below, startling the lobbyists with vague
s premonitions of a disturbance to come. It the
bill passes, their premonitions will, we imagine,
be realized. But the bill will not pass.
The circumstances attending the death, by
drowning, of a young boy named Emile Grasser,
I who fell into the river betweenJackson and Philip
streets, on Tuesday evening, are such as will make
I hie memory honored, and go far to assuage his
t widowed mother s grief for his loss. For some
time previ us to the disaster, another boy, who
I was in quite destitute circumstances, had been r
sheltered and provided for by Mrs. (;rasser, occu
pying the same room with deceased, who treated
him with the kindness of a brother. But, on Sat
urday, weary of his dependence upon compara
tive strangers, he had gone off, and for two or
three days was not seen or heard of. On Tuesday
Emile met him on the wharf gathering drift wood.
He was hrugry and co'd, he said, so Emile ran t
home and got his mother, herself working bard to c
keep the wolf from the door, to bake some little
loaves of bread for his hungry companion. Car
rying the first one baked of these, Emile hurried I
back to the river side, and saw the object of his s
charity on a coal barge, from which a plank was
laid to the wharf. Be hastened to cross this with
the bread in his hand, but, alas ! fell in the river,
and his body, in spite of a prolonged search, has
not been recovered. Ail honor to the memory of a
this nob'e lad who, In his desire to relieve the dis.
tree! of a ci mrade, met so sad a fate.
It was rather difficult to find partners at the
Cpera House ball on Wednesday night. Many
were the appointments made to meet at the stairs
or some other trysting place, but in the majority
of instances the crowd was so great that the ap
pointment was, per force, left unkept. If a it
gentleman ever left a lady it was only through a p
special grace of fortune that he saw her again
sooner than half an h ur.
Yesterr'ay Hon. Isabelle, a colored legislator I
introduced into "de Gineral'S.mbly" a bill "to a
enforce the observance of the holy Sabbath." It
may pass the Legislature, but we imagine that the
members are not much in the Sabbath observance
line just now. A bill ameliorating the penalties t
imposed upon pickpockets and other larger
thieves would be much more to their taste and
color-much more to their wants. t
An elephant was raffled off at the St. Anna fair
last night. Unlike the historical personage who
won an elephant in Boston some time ago, and
who was much bothered by the question, "What
will I do with it? ' the winner of this elephant
appeared to be well satisfied with the bargain.
TIXAs ITKas i
Goverrsent freight is all shipped, under late
orders, via IBrerham to Austio. General Ptorter,
chael quartermaster, has appointed Capt. Jules A.
Irandall, receiver at Brenham. Mr. John A. Wal
len ia general transorportation agent.
The Indiancla Bulletin of the 38th says the
railroad now boiadrng from that point ts being
pushed forward with great dispatch. 'ITha aper
tnuks, that " with the completion of this road,
property in Western Texas will become immense
ly valuable, and city property in Indianola will be
im demand at fabulous prices."
In Segurn, G;. F. Woodward was kil!ed by his
a n-in-law, I,. P. Spain. He was unarmed and
shot five times with a six shooter and killed in
rtantly. The Journal says it was a family affair.
The farmers on the Guadaloope are highly
elated with the prospest for good cropse. The
Journoal says they never fail to make abundant
crops after a rwet season like ths present. Wsc
eral fsmlles from Virginia and other btates have
recently arrived and Intend making •Uadalouope
their future homes.
SThe NavasCta Ranger of the 28th nit., gives the
folliwirig account of an aseault with intent to kill
Parson Lanaster: " Last Saturday, while on the
s'rrete, we were ruffinly apd cowardly attacked
by a man (not a citizen of this count) Irwho, with
Sasrol in baund, threatened to ut a hale throob
us. asd bad it not been for some friends s'andiug
near by, he would perhapes have execated his
n urderis threat. No'rwithtanding we might
base been justifed in shooting him down, we daid
not niolest him in word or deed. It Is true we
were armed, not through choice, but in self-de.
fense. ss we had received an anonymoas letter
The best crop of cotton raised in Collin last
year. so far as we have heard, is that raised by
James Na53or. near Farmeravi!:e. If we hive
been correctly irformed, he gahered eight rOO
Lts. balt, afier Ibeing tolled for ginning, from,
s, en acres. 'he next best is that of I.. W.
Oflerby at Plano, who gathered 2i3 bahles from ";
acres.- [McKinney Messenger, Jau. 23.
Jtr me Alexander, a well known cattle dealer,
has !eft Troy. New York. for Corpus Chrisri, Texas,
wLere be is to engage extensively an the slaughter
o0 cattle. Mr. A. brings with him the applratus
for packing i(0 head per day. He has already
purchased 26,000 head in Texas at the price of $ S
per head. which he wil kill for their hides and
sllw.-[loustoo Telegraph, Jan. 2L.
We are infrmnal by therff l'latt that one Nix
on. a desperate thlel and asuassin, was arrested
last Snoday night, by a special depoty and two
attendants, on a charge of cow stealing. While
on their way to Austin, a crowd of men, doly
blacked and disgused, took the rrisoner frona the
deputy, and yesterday morning he was found dead,
suspended from a limb. Toe sheriff also has ao
l detllnte account of the killing of Charles High, a
colored desperado who recently broke jail. By a
free display of weapons he bluffed one party senot
to arres' him; but on the seoond attempt he did
not succeed quite so well, the arresting party be- a
rag compellea to shoot hm.--[&ustin Rpubltican,a
The Oonzoales Inquirer. of the 23d ult., says that
Benry Law, Ireednan. entered the dwelliong house 1
of Col. Turneor. sometime during the afternoon
when the family were all absent, and took from
the iron sale $6"72, of which amount $340 wna in
twenty dollar gold pieces, and the balance in
Iexican silver dollars.
Don't boy a miserable single thread macblne,
when you can get a first premium Grover £ Baker
at the New York price, ffty-five dollars, and war.
ranted five years, at 182 Oaenl itreelt
Keep & Hogan, 38 Tchoupltoulase street and 36 8
Hew Levee, keep on hand a slrg and etemaive
stock of hardware ad cutlery, Jas . H. Hall
Co.'s Mayesvtlle, Ky., plows, suagr ad ootero.
sar. CatEg.-Loth drw a good hones spia
S'set ntght as " le Neladn the MarhioiageS."
. She appears thb evtinag a the "F al DIc
t, ve." on the emeaslo of be frew bemat,
which we trust may provesa occasoee e om
surate with the see attemdlg pS a e
it agement. The farce " A Ob tof lnurest,"
s will also be play ed.
" After Dark," the great seation drama
which during this season, has proved mo popular
In New York, will be bought out oe Monday
e night, when Miss Paaty Bl Price commeoao he
d THE VARITrIte.-It wa only a medium siled
hbone that last night assembled to witnass Mr.
Chanfrau's appearanooe la thee oharseters-two
of them new ones to the theatergoing publico of
our city. ,olon Ntingle is a character which,
seemingly so simple, s really one that requires
coesiderable ability to properly delineate it, and
no little versatility to be able to play it as well as
other characters. That Mr. Chanfrn suooceeded
s completely in merging himself into the Yankee
teamster 'we cannot admit, but to one who has
never seen him in any other impersona
tion, the piece would be much more en- I
joyable than to those who having seen "Sim."
could not but have been struck by the
Incongruity of the ocessioal lapses into
the peculiarities of that individual, of
which Mr. Chanfran was guilty, with the
old New Eanland farmer whom he last night
a represented. In his imitations of principal actors,
in the farce of "Jerry Clip," Mr. Chanran was
excellent, and the applause with which he was
rewarded was long and barty. To-night Mr. I
t ('hnlrau takes his larewell benefL. He will play I
.toMh and a very opposite ohsrsoter, :.ose. in
S"A Per p at New York." As this last is the ohar- I
act r in which Mr. Chanfran achieved his repute.
tion, and as there are a great many people who I
are anxious not only to see that, but "dam," a
large audience is to be expected.
ACADEMY or Mca.c-" Humpty Dampty," on
its fourth repreentation last evening, was wit
nessed by another large audience, which Tony
Denikr by his idesribablv ludicrous facial ex.
preskions, managed to keep oonvolasd with
Iaughter. There is material m the piece for two or
three ordinary ones, and tricks and tranltoma
tione, ballets and pantromimues follow each other
rapidly with each chittonr scene. How the chil
dren will flock to see "Humpty Caupty " at to*
morrow's aat see.
C('RCE~ CITY MnUlsru.--The museum is be
coml g daily more popular as a pla of resort
for amusement-seekers. Located centrally, and
full of attractions, how, indeed, could it be other.
wise. Col. Amesofers a collection of curlositites,
living and inanimate, human and brute, biped and
unadruped. vegetable sad mileral, in short, so
n;any wonders that one observing them finds the
time giding by imperceptibly. The ekeleton
man, who plays the violin holding the bow with
his knee joint: tUe bearded lady. whose chin and
upper lip are adorned with an exuberant hirsute
neea; the ntsn fish, Mr. Richards, who has been t
under water for 4:45, and who Indulges in
submarine easting, smoking and talking; the
dwarf lady, the elephant HlmarLok, the lions, the
monkeys and the happy fanily, are each and all of
them well worth seeing, and may be seen any day h
from 8 a. M. to 10 P. t.
COTINEUiTAl BalivoLtrr Asaoc~rATIo.-On
the 22d of February, at Odd Fellows' Hall, the
Continentals give their annual fancy dress and
mark hail. Application for ladies' invitations may c
be made to H. Blessey. Esq., No. 35 Carondelet
treet, or to John G. Fleming, Esq., No. 144 Poy- d
FoR THe PooR.-The artists of the French c
Opera, always open as day to melting charity,
have determined to give a musical matinee at the
Deutsche Company Hall, corner of Bleville
street and Exchange Alley. Sunday afternoon next,
the 7th instant, at half-past 12. Lunch and re
freshments are on hand, and of the first quality.
The Peabedg 1Puad.
STATEMENT EY DR. QEARS RERPRECTrY THiE U OF p
THlE rtFND IN THE CL'TO. el
The Baltimore Gazette publishes the following o
letter from Dr. Bas nas Bearn: ti
; orre Peabody Russell, Eq , Seersty Peabody Education h
ltu Dear s'ir--The article in the Gasette of this -
morLing, to which you have called my attention, 1
is a singularly perverted statement of the facts, t
which can only be attributed to a want of correct
information on the part of the editor of that
In the first place, it should be known that In de
termining the policy of the board in the distriiou
tion of this fund, it was apparent, from the vast
number of aprp catlns which were earnestly
Iressed upon them, that any attempt to embrace
ail the various classes of educational Institutions
in the Soulh would terminate the labors of the
trustees and the fund together in less than a single 0
year, and that such a distribution over so extended u
a field would make such an iasigntlocant pittance
to each class as to render Mr. Peabody's gift
almost valueless to the recipients themselves. a
It wase. therefore, determined at the outset that h
no sectarian or partisan institutionsof any descrip- it
tLon should be regarded as coming within the de
sign of the founder of the fond. Bat in conformity t
with his expressed purposes and wishes, it was
decided to aid in giving the benefits of rudi
mertaty education to the greatest number of
children through the agency of common and nor
rual s'boila. To scoomplish this assistance has k
been given as far as practicable in the establish.
ment and maintenance of public free schools, in
concurrence with the whole people, for the benefit t
of the whole people, and by the agency of the
public authorities, who are responsible to their
In carrying out this plan and purpose of the
trustees, I have invariably conl ted,ln all the t
eleven States I have visited, with the public as
thorities and the leading citizens of each commn
nity. The author of the article in the Gasette has
evidently overlooked the faet that the report upon
which he comments refers only to the BState vlsi
ted by me dming the lat season, and that my
report of the last year covered the entire ground i
of the other Btates, whlch he supposes had not
been visited or aided at all. In all thbse commu.
nlties I have been encouraged and assisted by the
counrsel and enjoyed the concorrencesaud approvtal c
of the most distinguisbed and cultivated genlemon
ot the South, in their respecttive localities, whose
judpment and mnt.ves, I am sure, would command
the unqeallird respect ano cotfldence 6f the edi
tor oa the Gazette, and of all who sbare in his mis
appre hension of the facts referred to.
With respect to the two cases cited in the article,
it is only necessary for me to say that the school at
Chabrleston referred to, which was a charity
school most!ly for the benefit of the freedmen,
came within the class of denominational #sbools,
and tlhat, with the advice both of Gor. Atken, a
membter cf the board, and lon. Mr. Memmtonger.
na member of the cabinet in the Bouthern Cofed
eracy, and now president of the school board of
Charleston., the application was not granted. It
may also be added that the:e has been aporopria
ted to the city of Charleston, under,the advice of
Goy. Aiken, tie aum of $2500.
The case of the esachool at New Orleanso, de
scribed by the editor as of like character with that
at Charleston, was a special school, ouder de
nominational patronage, and of course, for the
same reasons, excldd from a partIeipatton in
the fund. A sum of $3000 haus been appropriated
for that city. onder the advice and approval of I
lon. Ldward A. lradlord, a member of the board;
Hon. It. I. Losher, state superintendent of public
Inetructiitn duritg the existence of the Conteder
a y, oLd Air. !i gers the superintendeni of the
ci chttla of New Orleans. t
\ Ith ithis correction of the facte I deaire only to
ixlres irtly thanks, for which this give. me fitting
o! portunlly, to the numerous friends of pub~ic
tducatico throughout the Bouth, without distinc
tion ot parties or Fects, who have given me their
eur~nest co-operation in all my labors. Amour
them are many whose political oninions coincide
with those of the editor of the Gazette. whbo will i
be as nmuch surprised as I am by the tmpurtation I
uto n the trustees or their agent, that the distibo.
rion of this funood has been In anoy instance, or in
any degree, prompted by a different spirit or mo
tire than those which the editor olaim-s-nd
which the trustees intend-shonuld govern its ap
propiatoions, namely, the best iitereist of the o·
tire tropi cl the 8outhe-un states. i am, red
ptctiu ly ind tiuly yours, B. fiA*i.
(;Gene-al .\Agent P. i:. Fund.
LntiORg.E, ln. 24:1-69. 1
C.rN. GRIANT' BrTSRATnY.-Tbet latetatorytold t
about the efforts to pamp Grant on his cabinet
appointments concerns a lady, the wife ofa
prominent senator. A gay party was ssembled
at Grant'e residence a tafew nights ago, and the
ladies composing it formed a group aroound the
great man of the mansion, talking pleasnt small c
talk for some time, when one of the party, a n
sprightly and handsome lady. thought the oppor
itnity favorable and the general's mental guard r
culiciently negligent to venture in where other v
folks than angels have bltheborto feared to tread. d
"General," started the veatresmose htaose, "now
won't Jyou sy who you intend to nat ino your
cabinet ?" Grant panud for a moment, whle a
battery of bright and anious eyes were diretod C
upon him. Be saw the critioal asare of his pe h
sitaon, and that sl alone omd secure hi a o
graoeful atimph. "Well, Mrs. - ," aidhe,
with a twinkle of humor in Ia eye, "'my wife has a
asked me that came qeaolea alrendy, betI hav'at
told her yet." Another victory for rant.
I Wekingeto oorrespeadet N. Y. Herald. 4
S Ns Iz neswa ITaEsa.
a jr u ofe left behind hi. cane and ear.
Spet. , thu latteir contalalning valuable papers,
Sar rtool in Ngebvlle was left with everything
I, i , s though he were to return io a day or two
I at least. Clremenoses load to the belief that a
1 me ased Jeedard, a sampsat, who had bees ar.
' rested by Barmorelfot pesiag ooueterfeit money,
In cosecticn with Ible aeapltp eaptured Bat
a m<re ad murder- him.
r A Detroit paper a very refreshing story
come to It from bios, Ebchiga. The day ex
press on the Micbit saOeael e the 26th instant
struck a two-horse. wagon containug an old men
named 8agos ant his wife. We are told that
"the cow catcher just struck between the wagon
and the horses, corigalag eachb a place on oppo.
f site sides of the tryck, little or none the worse
.for the collision. 1r. Sagon and his wife (both
about sixty lve,) 4eve scag t upon the platterm
Saborve the cow-catbe-r and Jest in trout of the en.
g'ne, where, Instead of losing presence of iaed
at d throwing the:selvee off, they settled them.
seeves composedly as though nothing had hap.
p naed. The old lady pt et, heands Is her muff.
while the old mac, with one head oxteeded as if
graspinag the reins., and the whip raised In the
other, assumed sn attitude that Dan Roce might
envy; and thus the old couple rode up to the sta
tion triumphant, amid the cheers of the bystand
The rollowing news has been received from
Port.so-Prince: The Haytien steamer Salnave
sedsed two Preach vessels ton the harbor of St.
Marie for rnaclg the blookade. The French ads
mural hearing of the aflur, compelled the govera
mert to surrender the vessels. He declared that
the blockade of the laytten coat was tueffective;
that the eeeslsnoa ealling of men.of-war at a
I ort was not sufficient to estabsh a blockade.
and that Bayti had no right to seise foreigno ye
els running into porte, the blockade of which it
cou!d Lot maintalin.
The citizens on baline river had a fight with the
Pawnee Indians, on the 29th nit., on Mulberry
creek, La which seven Indians were killed. The
Indisans were trythg to run off stock. sod had
robbed some houses on the Saline, which aensed
the trouble. Thee were whites killed. The
Indiaes Aied srat.
Benjamin Posey, living on Oil Creek, Braxton
coutty, West Virgigna. recently drove his wife's
mother, aged 98, from his boos. The poor old
creature started for a neighbor's farm, but
perished on the way. She left her son-in law's
house on Saturday, and on the following Tuesday
her dead body was found beside a mountain oath,
frotss st f, and partially devoured by hogs.
There is some talk i.f lynlhiag Posey, but thsfter
he has not been arrested.
A mammoth ship ' to be buit in San Francisco.
It is to be so large cr the Great Eastern, but will
draw on'y 18 feet. Common beds will be substi
tuted for banks, the staterooms will be very
much larger than in common ships, and will be
arraL ged along the center instead of at the sides,
making the rolling of the hulae craft lees percep
tible. It is designed that passage only shall be
so'd by the company. meals being provided by two
competing restaurants. The saloon will be 500
feet I, ng.
There ie likely to be a velocipede war, a claim
of a patent sand numerous infringements having
been made by Calvin Witty, who is clueing up the
It is complained that the remains of dead horses
are gathered and houried as soldiers in the national
ceaetery in East T-unessee, by the government
agents emoloyed to gather and bury the bodies,
Banlon. Newman & Co.'s distillery, New York
city. was buroed on the lit inst. Loss $121,000.
The Rogers murder case has ended in New
York with a verdict of stabbed to death by parties
The price of the army ration is to be restored to
fifty cents if Congress will agree with the House
Five horse-thieves were taken from jail at
Dyersburg, Tenn., on Friday night, by toe citl
seas and shot to death'
The Jewelry store of prohblbald Conklin, Deven.
pert, lows, was robbe~. on the 31st alt, of jew
elry to the amount of 51600.
she San Domingo pit pie approve that portion
of the president' message which treats of annexa
tion to the United btatiw.
The Methodists of 'Sew York propose to sink
balf a million in churc$es and chapels in destitute
parts pf the country.
Tbd number of stree ears used in St. Louis, is
179: sumber of lines, 7 ; number of horses ot
ihese lines 12'3 ; nulnt} r of conductors and dri
vers 61 ; cost of tracks $750.000; cost of build.
it ig $22t,100.
The merchants of St. Louis estimate that they
will save $400 0(0 per anaum by having an agent
at New York to look after their freight interests.
They already begin to gwe evidence of strong op
position to the St. LoultTransfer Company.
Clayton has made ruisition upon Browniow
for the parties who e ts d in detroying arms
on the steamer Besperf The Avalanche threat
ens bloodshed if the ·attempt is made to arrest
Marion county, Towa, has a tragedy to talk
about. On Saturday, one George Shaffer, who
had deserted his wife twice, went to her mother's
boutse, knocked the old lady down, served bhis wife
in the same manner, then shot her dead, and then
tried to kill himself, but failed. He is in jail.
A darky employed on an Arkansas packet at
Memphis, slew a darky rival for the affections of
a lobly frmale.
John ilaynham, a ci'izen of New Providence,
fell from a bridge near elarkavtlle, Tenn., and was
ILtellige roe from Penrstcola states that the moni
tob Onreeo and Catawba, sold by this government
to Peru, will leave i'encola totis week for
A telegram from Conitsatinople asserts that Mr.
Morris, American minister, instructed by Secre
tary Seward, has ldered to the sublime porte the
mediation of the goverronment of the United States
in the quarrel between Tirkey and Greece.
In the Corps LegsIlatiffeppoaltionepakers have
deman ed the restoratic'u of diplomatic relations
with the Mexican repullic, on the ground that
French interests souffer by their Interruption.
The Berlin Military (as.ette s.ys that a drspstch
from LBerlin states the government, at any mo
ment, can put one million of men under arms.
The military orgaiztloie, ls complete and all that
could be desired.
The authorities of Prlues and Bolland are ex
changing notes and theeatening war. amout an
outrage which a Prosuise war ship offercd to a
Bollsodaise brig. Holland demanas an apology
which Prusia refuses.
Over fifty newspapers have been storted in
Spain since the departure of lsai,ella ; several are
about d log.
An Alexandria dispatch of the 2-tb nit. says:
"The site on which the Temple of Jerusalem was
bauilt has just been discovered. The struoture
occupied tbe plateau on which the Mosque of
Omer now stande. There is beneath the mosque,
a subterranessan arcace about thirty-five feet in
width, whicbh apparently runs the whole length of
the plateau, that lis to Ciy 520 feet. These were
the undergrooe~ pertions of the temple.
The treasury officials are engated in exa'iniung
the extent of the tdrawback frauds in the New
York coustomhouse. The investigation thus far
shows that t.ey wall probably reach $i100,o;). It
is estlmater that one-half of the more recent
claims, jurdging from the character of the papers
on file here are bogus. The frauds have beern
carried on for two years with boldness and im.
Official dispatches from Caleb Cushing, at Bo
gota, Columba. have been received by the secre
tary of war. His mtision, which Is believed to be
to negotiate matters relative to the bship canal
through the Isthmas of Planama, is said to be a
In C'orersville, Gilis county, c few days ago. *
while n young couple were just on the point of
gettiug married, the brother of the lady, wbo was
oppou, d to the match. fired a pistol thrieuh the
window, fatially wounding the bridegroo:n. ite
died in an hour, but before he exp red tth lady
insisted on having the neartiage ceremony com. i
When a hote drops dead is the street, it is the
duty of the poiiceman in the best to examine tte
carcas. It he fiods lifle extinct, he is reqloired to
report the same to the rooodemsan a soon as he
encounters him. The roundsman, having con
vinced himself of the truth of the statement, re
ports to the sergeant ',n duty when he returns t )
the station. The sergeant on duty enters the fact
on the blotter. The csaptaIn copies it fr,,o the
blotter and reports to the superintendent. The soi
perlntendent, through the inspector. refers the
case to the Board of Health. The Board of Health,
through their weMretary, commnSicate the iontel
Iligence to the sanitary committee. The sanitary
cesaemittee refer the matter to the bureau of vital
statistics. The bureau of vltalstattties thereupon
issue instructions to a contractor, wh kLep a
wiidlasu, two men and dead-horse truck. ad the
c·ntractor thereupon proceeds at his leisure to re
move the body.- [New York Herald.
The once flouorishbing statleas on the overland
route between Suliwater and Fort Chorchill, Ne-.
vada, are now closed ad uninhabifed. On the
door of every deserted hone along the whole
rote some wag has written Is huge letters,
"Cbarley Crocker kied this man as dead a -l."
Kr. Crocker's promineot connection with tig.
Central Paclif aload (ompany is supposed fri
have incited him to this wholesale slaughter. At
one station the wag had pisaed two LLhasten skulls
upon the steps leeding to the doorway of a de
A boy in Hunatingtos crounty, Pennasylvania. who
W5 thesreetly by a cat, hen Je died of hy