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' LONDON, March 15.-The official state
meat of A m erica's reply, though firm
and friendly, ie unyielding, and demands
a submission to tho Qeueya arbitration
to the question as whether consequential
damages shall be admitted and discussed.
Sagosta expects a revolutionary move?
ment in Spain at au early day. ?
LISBON, Muro h 15.-The Empress and
Emperor of Brazil havo departed home?
ALU AN Y, Maroh 14.-The Assembly,
to-night, passed to a third reading the
Son Mi Muyd classifloatiou repeal bill,
appointing an election for a new board
of directors ia July, and amended so QB
to reqaire the directors to be citizens
and residents of the United States. The
bill is similar to one passed to-night by
the Senate, except that the latter prohi?
bits a director of the Atlantic and Great
Western Railroad from being a director
in the Erie Road.
LATER.-The Erie classification repeal
bill finally passed the Senate, to-night,
by 26 to 2. Several motions to amend
were voted down.
COLUMBUS, OHIO, March 15.-Hon.
Samuel Galloway is hopelessly siok.
CONCOM?, N. H., Marah 15.-Addi?
tional returns reduce Straw's probable
majority to 1,201).
WASHINGTON, March 15.-In the Se?
nate, Trumbull is defending himself
from acoepting a fee from Andrew John?
son, in the MoOardle case. Trumbull
was retained by Gen. Grant.
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA,. March 15.-The
directors of the M. E. R. ll have agreed
to endorso $1,000,000 of the boifds of
the Angosta and Port Boyal Railroad.
The Georgia road is to get $1,200,000 of
the stock, which will be a controlling
interest. The matter is to be submitted
to the stockholders of the Georgia Rail?
road for ratification.
NEW ORLEANS, Maroh 15.-the recap
tare of Zacatecas by the Goveromont
troops is ofllciully announced, after a sig?
nal defeat of the rebels, who had con?
centrated at that place. The rebel lead?
ers escaped, with a small body of
NEW YORK, Maroh 15.-The Hudson
River is open to West Point.
The Herald figures the tte tu ul Erie
deficit at $51,000.000.
Special Matamoros desput oh es reiterate
the recapture of Zacatecas by the Go?
WASHINGTON, Maroh 15-Evening.
Ordnance General Dyer is very ill.
The Soatbera Olaims Oom mission to?
day heard the cases of Wm. Coleridge,
of Savannah, Ga., for hotel .property
used for hospital pnrpoees, and Commo?
dore Edward Middleton, for rice taken
from his plantation ia Sooth Carolina.
In the House, the Committee of Com?
merce was instructed to inquiro particu?
larly into the nature, extent or objects of
an alleged combination of railroad inte?
rests, known as the South Improvement
Company, designed to oootrol all the
avenues of transportation, from the oil
region in Pennsylvania to the seaboard,
to tho oppression and injury of tho pro?
ducing classes. After several votes upon
the St. Croix Railroad, the following
substitute was adopted, by 94 lo 85. It
is telegraphed as having an important
bearing upon laud subsidies. The next
vote was oa the substitute offered by
Ketchum, providing that all the lands
granted by Congress in 1856 and 1861
for the constmotiou of the St. Croix aud
Lake Superior Railroad, each grants
having expired by limitation, are de?
clared forfeited to the United States, and
shall henceforward be subject to home?
stead entry and settlement, nuder the
Homestead Aot of May 20, 1862; und
that no part of mich lauds shall be so
looted by or inure to the benefit of aoy
railroad company, under any assumed
grant by the United States; and that no
laud embraced io the grunt to the St.
Croix Railroad Company shall in any
case revert to the Northern Pacific Rail?
road Company, and repealing all Acts or
parts of Acts inconsistent with this pro?
vision. This last clause, about the
Northern Paoifio Railroad, was added to
the substitute on motion of Bunks.
Probabilities-The barometer will con?
tinuo rising oa Saturday from the lower
lakes to Florida, aud Eastward to tbe
Atlantic, with Westerly and Northerly
wiads and clear but continued cold
weather. The pressure will diminish
over aod West of tho Lower Mississippi
Valloy, with wiads veering to Eastorly
and Southerly, aad will continuo di?
minishing from tho Lower Missouri Val?
ley to Lake Superior, and gradually ex?
tend Eastward over Michigan and the
Ohio Valloy, with winds backing to
Southerly, with rising temperature and
increased cloudiness. Dangerous winds
are not anticipated for tho Atlaatio aud
CINCINNATI, March 15.-Dod worth's
distillery was baraed to-day.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15.-All New
York mails to March 7 havo beoo re?
NEW YORK, March 15-Evening.
Eries advanced to 41&, with considera?
Another of tho numerous children
bittou by a mad dog, ia Brooklyn, has
died, of hydrophobia.
Tho bark Sarah Sloan, from St. John's
for Cuba, was lost, with all aboard.
Mrs. Luoy D. Fisk, widow of Colonel
Fisk, has beea made defendaat ia the
case of Mansfield vs. Fisk.
ST. LOUIS, Maroh 15.-A revolt ia the
Missouri Penitentiary was subdued by
one being shot and others bludgeoned.
The plan was to overpower the guards
aad rob and burn the shops.
MEMPHIS, March 15.-A hack driver
named R. J. Vaaoe, alias Fatty Magi a
nis, aad George Crowley, a waiter in tho
Continental restaurant, wore arrested
last night as tho supposed murderers of
Mr. Atkinson, who was found dend
in tho woods, near Horn Luko, last
Financial ?Md Commercial.
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Maroh 15 -Salee
of oottoo, to-day, 75 bales-middling
LONDON, March 15- Noon.-Consols
92%. Bonds 92%.
PARIF, Maroh 15.-Specie increased
nearly 2,500,000 frauen. Rentes 56f. 57o.
LIVERPOOII, Maroh 15-3 P. M -Cot?
ton opened steady-uplands 10%@11;
OrleanB 11%; sales to-day 12.00J bales;
of tho week 49,000; export 4,000; specu?
lation 7,000; atook 654.000, whereof
American is 255,000; receipts 69,000,
whereof American is 33,000; actual ex?
port 6,000; shipping at Savannah and
Charleston 10\?\ afloat 508,000, whereof
American ia 203.000.
LlVEnrooL, Maroh 15-Evening.
Cotton closed steady-uplands 10%@11;
Orleans 11%; neorly duo from New Or?
leans ll M.
New YORK. Maroh 15-Nonn,-Flour
declining. Wheat nominally lower.
Corn scarce and a shade firmer. Pork
steady-new mess 12.80?12 90. Lard
quiet, at 8%(aVJ. Cotton quiet-up?
lands 22%; Orleaus 22%; sulea 1,861
bales. Freights steady. Stocks Rtrung
and steady. Gold firm, at 10%. Mouey
firm, at 7. Exchange-long 9%; short
10%. Governments strong. Huies of
futures last evening 5,600 bales, as fol?
lows: April 21%, 22; May 22 9 16; Jone
22%; July 22 18-16; August 22%, 22%;
September 21; October 19%; December
7 P. M.-Monoy native, at 7, gold to
commission. Sterlingdeoliued, at 9%(aj 1
9%. Gold 10%@10%. Governments |
closed strong. Virgiuius strong; new
South Carolina? off %@%0. ; others dull I
but steady. Cotton quiet but steady;
salea 2,500 bales-uplands 22%; Orleans]
22%. Flour dull and heavy-common
to luir extra firstname.lastname@example.org; good to ohoioe
email@example.com. Whiskey-88. Wheat lower
and no demand-winter red Western
1.62?1.68. Corn closed dull and de?
clining, at 68%@69%. Rice firm, at
8%@9. Pork a shade firmer. Lard
heavy, at 8%@9%. Freights dull and
heavy. Sales of futures to-day 14,100
bales, as follows: Maroh 21 15-16, 22;
April 22 1-16. 22%; May 22 11-16,
22 13 16; June 22 15 16, 23 1-16; July
23; September21%; October 19%, 19%.
CINCINNATI, March 15.-Breadstuff's |
steady. Pork-full prices asked. L;ird
dull. Bacon in gool demand. Whiskey
higher, at 84%.
?T. LOUIS, March 15.-Whiskey lower,
at 83%@84%. Provisions dull und un?
LOUISVILLE, March 15.-Bagging,
flour, com and provisions quiet. Shoul?
ders 5@5%; clear rib 7; clear sides 7%.
Pork 15.00" Whiskey quiet, at 84.
NEW ORLEANS, March 15.-Cotton
firmer-middling 22; receipts4,317 bules;
sales 8,800; stock 181,135; receipts of the
week 23.559; sales 27,000.
BOSTON, Maroh 15.-Cotton dull-mid?
dling 22%; recoipta 320 bales; sides 700;
stock 8.0U0; receipts of tho week 3.621;
SAVANNAH, March 15.-Cottou in good
domand and holders firm-middling
21%; receipts 1,078 bales; receipts ot
the week 6,346; sales 5,800.
BALTIMORE, March 15.-Flour quiet]
and firm. Wheat firm and steady. Corn
-white and yellow 62(^61. Pork 13.25
@13.50. Colton very firm and holders ?
asking higher rates-middling 22%; re?
ceipts 672 bales; sales bl; stock 10,359;
receipts of the week 3,101; sales 7G?.
AUGUSTA, March 15.-Cotton firm
middling 20%; receipts 26 bales; sales
300; stock 15,813*; receipts of the woek
1,326; sales 1,525.
GALVESTON, Maroh 15.-Cotton steady
-good ordinary 19%; receipts333 bales;
sales 017; stock 4.150; receipts of tho
week 4.266; Bales 3,162.
MoniLB, March 15.-Cotton in good
demand and strong-middling 21%; re?
ceipts 500 bules; sales ' 1,000 ; stock
47,651; receipts of tho week 3,367; sales
CHARLESTON, March 15.-Cotton in
fair dcumud-middling 21%; receipts
540 bales; sulea GOO; stock 26,583; re?
ceipts of the week 6,061; sales 700.
NORFOLK, Marah 15.-Cotton quiet
low middling 20%; receipts 362 bales;
sales 100; stock 4,151; receipts of the
week 4 453; sales 560.
WILMINGTON, March 15.-Cotton quiet
-middling 21%; receipts 107 bales;'
stock 4,187; receipts of tho week 673;
CHASED BY A SAW-LOO.-A Canadian
who was engaged, last week, on tho brow
of u hill, near Pittsfield, Massachusetts,
in cutting timber aud rolling it to the
bottom, endeavored to muuipuluto a log!
for a safe descent, but discovered thut it I
was getting the better of him. lie was
on the under side, and it would not do to
"let it slide," so he screamed for help; I
but no help came. Iiis strength wus!
surely nud rapidly failing, and there was
nothing to do but to ruti for it, und run
ho did-a fearful nico. Tho natural phi?
losophers say that a log gains in rapidity
as it descends. It is otherwise with
human legs on a run, even when, as in
this cuso, tho descent is steep nud icy.
There was no turning oat, and tho log
gained with terrible rapidity on the
frightened Canuck, and was now just on
his heels, when luckily he spied a hollow
ia his path into which ho popped with a
bound, but had barely timo to huddle
himself into his hole, when crash! crash!
tho log thundered over him and left him
safe, but about tho most badly scared
mao that ever hallood.
The hochwohlgeboren gnudigo fraule?
in Feodora, Duohess'of Saxe-Meiningen
flildberghuuseu, is dead, and tho local
undertakers' aro distressed because the
mero inscription of hor name precludes 1
the customary tribute to her virtues on
any ordinary-sized tomb-stone.
Tho Knoxville Chronicle tells a story
nb jut a lawyer of that city who went to I
"merchandizing." Ho sold u peck of1
choice flower bulbs for thirty cents,
thinking they were onions, mid after?
wards tr?ed to sell au old lady a washing
machine for a patent chum.
THK W BATHES-We believe thia win?
ter has rarely, if ever, had a parallel for
inclemency and persistent tempestuous
ness. Borne old people will be eure to
come forward and say that a year "long
time ago" was even worse. We are
averse to these representations, damag?
ing to the reputation for goberai discom?
fort and "cussedness" of this winter,
from which we hope we are soon to
emerge, notwithstanding the snow storm
which prevails on this 11th day of March
while we write. We are inolioed to
think this bad and vioious winter is the
champion wiuter of the century, and we
believe that the dircotory of tho FaciQo
Railroad will concur in this opinion. Il
they do not, wu are sure tho ill-fated
pusseugers who were kept for so many
weeks amidst the deep snows of the
plaina will. Their distresses and hard?
ships have been vividly described in nar?
ratives which we have published, and nc
man can read them without being fear?
fully apprehensive that the Arctic zorn
is coming nearer to us. We read in Dr.
Hays' book of his last Arctic voyage thal
ibero are unmistakable signs that tlu
higher lutitudes ou the coast of Green
1 land were, ages ago, much more mild ic
temperature than now. The remains ol
the dwellings of tho Norsemen that firsl
emigrated to the shores of Greeulauc
show a higher state of civilization aui
comfort than can be well maintuinec
there now. The number of tho popula
tion of these early settlers, thoir thrift
the umple pustumgo they had for cattle
with many other consid?rations, led bin
to believe that the climate must havi
been, at that time, moderate compar?e
to what it is now. It is impossible
under the present temperature, that au;
suoh society oould exist there.
Yet while Dr. Hays' speculations ar
very interesting, we don't fear ADV ice
berg in these parts. Wu have seen s>
many mild wintern succeed hard am
severe ones, that we do not despair c
seeing much better behaved season
than the present, and we shall wait o
least until Boston is covered by a g I ac ie
before we take up stakes to seek a gor
Yet all of us are strangely predispose
to superstition. That observer of th
weather in Washington whom people at
familiarly culling "Old Probabilities" :
beginning to bo regarded as more th
cause thou the register of the weatbe
People suspect that he makes the bo
weather he foretells. How the dem
did he know it would como if he didu
make it come? iuquire many, and by tl
saiiio course of reasoning among barbi
rians, travelers have lost their lives. \\
have felt sumo anxiety for the fate i
"Old Probabilities." We hopo he kee]
his door well guarded. Wo know nu o
rheumatic who hu? been Buffering fi
eight weeks, during which tho wu dh
has been the most unpropitious for h
disoaso that we over saw. He vows th
be will go to Washington as soon us I
is able, and revenge himself on tho a
thor of the bad weather.
Yet let ns console our scientific friei
ut the capital, by assuring him that it
not probable that this indignaut old rai
will be able to travel until tho weath
gets mild, and tho leaves appear upi
the trees, aud the flowers bloom in t
fields and gardens, and then wo know
will relent und forget all idea of revenj;
He is. too geutle in disposition, t
happy iu revelling io the beauties of i
tare and the genial and vernal spring,
prosecuto a journey with bloody inte
at such a time. And so we shall all fi
relief from the severities of a rema)
ably severe winter, aud entirely forf
tho discomforts which we havo for
many weeks looked upou us uuexa
TUE SINGLE LINE RAILWAY.-I
some time past a discussion baa bi
going on among certain English on
ueers, concerning the single lino railwi
which, it is claimed, is better for miui
or light trudie than the narrow gnu
It ia constructed on tho pritnit
principle of the familiar mule und p
tiiers system, the back and body of
animal being represented by a wull ab*
ono yard high ou the average, aud iib
ooo foot thick, on the top or ridgo
which a single longitudinal rnil t
sleeper aro lo be laid. Tho wall ip
course, continuous, aud is, ns it wert
kind of deep rail.
The rolling stock answers thc purp
of the pauuiors, and consists of dou
carriages arranged in pairs, ono
either side of the wall, having a 1
longitudinal passage about fift
inches botweon thu two. The ingeni
inventor represents the wagon w
mounted astride the wall in this w.ty
having its two halves hanging on eil
side of the wall like the legs of a i
on horseback. Each carriego, at
nuder aud iuuer side near its busi
provided with horizontal friction wh
turuished with springs, which prese
tho balance by pressing against the*
When tho speed is considerable tl
wheels will not touch tho wall ut al
ut least very little. Tho locomotivo i
stats of a pair of vertical boilers, on
each sido of tho wall, and thu horizc
wheels aro no constructed ns to grip
wall between them, and thus overc
gradients steeper even than thoso tc
found ou Mont Ceuis. Tho bru ko i
tho same system of adhesion,
carriages accommodate eight pera
and the wugojs carry two tons, ull
speed of twouiy-fivo miles nu hour.
It it said that while in tho Ul
Staten ut huge, Ibero is ono profci
Christain iu every eight persons, ii
vada there is bot one in uvery tl
five. A brigade of iu>united miss
rios, mined with repeaters, bowie-k
and the small-pox, uud ncoompaoic
a battery or two of light ?eld-pi
might accomplish grout good in
thoso thirty-four ht.ithous to the M
mile in Nevada.
Senator Wilson Hays "it is not a
timo for thieves iu Ibu United Sti
Of cooroo not. The market is
CUUa Stealing-(Jurloui Iiiitnncri.
That reminds me of an incident that
happened two years ago. A Mrs. H-,
in Thirty-fourth street, sent her little
lad, ten years old, down to his father's
office one evening by the Third avenue
railroad. He was a bright lad, and an
only son. About mid night the father
carno home. He had not seen him.
Then begau the customary search, the
telegraphing and hiring of policemen, ?
and the advertising-all without tho
least success. One, two years passed
uway; and then a letter came to Mr.
H-, purporting to be written by his
sou io London, and asking him to send
?200, for God's sake, to save him from
being sent to Australia. It was the
opinion of the police authorities that he
was in the city; that in fact, he had
never been ont of it. And no, indeed,
it proved. Hut what a gruve admission
is this to make. Does it not- suggest to
the thoughtful mind a night, whoso'
darkness, almost impenetrable to suoh
official eyes as we have, needs exploring
for our o wu safety? A very dense dark?
ness is that which can cover a child for
years from the search of parents and a
tolerably intelligent police force, with
money and all tho machinery of law at
A little girl was stolen a year ago oat
of a hall-way in upper Madison avenue,
iu the evening. Report was made of the
case, and there it ended. I don't think
Bbc was recovered. But sometime after
the disappearauco tho mother saw, or
declared she saw, hor daughter from an
omuibus window on Broadway, and
made a frenzied and useless descent from
the stage, and ran headlong in the direc?
tion the ohild had taken. There is some?
thing startlingly sad iu thu idea of a
pareut firmly convinced that its infant
is in the hands of ovil-dispoBed per?
sons, in the sumo city, who oaunut be
This < hild-stealing busiuess belongs
by tradition to the Gypsies, and that re?
minds me that there are quite a number
of thom ia this country, and those who
come here, singularly enough, seem to
loso their gregarious habits. This free
atmosphere ia a wonderful solvent, and
it affects the crimiual no less thou the
laboring clauses. What I was goiug to
suy about thu Gypsies relates only to a
case of child-stealing that occurred in
1803, ou Lung Island, near Jamaica. A
boy about eight years old was missed on
Monday night, just as th? family wus
about retiring. A New York photo?
grapher-I thiuk it was Kurtz-had
he i? n on the grounds that afternoon,
milking pictures of the pince, and tho
children had bocu playing croquet at the
?imo. He came the nest morning and
took another picture of the same view.
But the boy was not fouud. They had
three city detectives out there, but uo
thiug wits doue except to inveut theories,
until ono day a young 1 ady, a niece of
the family's, brought homo the finished
picture of the grounds from Kurtz's.
Almost as soon us it arrived, somebody
iu the house, and I dato suy it was one
of the children, discovered on the bark
of a large tree that occupied the fore?
ground three hieroglyphics that puzzled
them. They were Gipscy marks. Ke
fercuae to tho tree itself was made, but
they were almost obliterated then with
the summer parisitio growth. Nobody
at the time thought much about it. But
it occurred to the niece, a day or two
afterwards, that she would mention it to
one of the officers. The first question
he asked her was if the artist had taken
more than ono picture, and when she
told him ho had, and on different days,
that worthy official instantly replied,
"Thou we must find the other picture."
Neither of them bad the slightest suspi?
cion how closely they wero treading upon
the domain of Wilkie Collins. They
weut to tho photographer's, and with
Borne difficulty fouud thu negative of the
first picture. Them were uo marks upon
tho tree. "Ha!" exclaim od thc officer,
"we've got tho boy." It was obvious
tho symbols had beou made between
Monday afternoon and Tuesday morn?
ing, and at that time tho lad was missed.
The clue thus given was successfully
worked. The boy was overhauled by a
deputy oh er i ff of Broome County, two
mouths afterward.-New York World.
Tho Now York correspondent of the |
Chicago Tribune says: "Tho prospect
now is, that John Graham will succeed
in sending to State prison every mem?
ber of that jury who voted for tho in?
dictment of Stokes. As for Stokes, he
is to be at once released, so that he eau
shoot J. Gould and some other Erie
officers who aro objectionable to him.
Mrs. Mansfield is to run for vice-Presi?
dent ou thu Woodhull ticket, and. when
elected, will appoint John Graham Chief
A gentleman with n suspicious-looking
red spot on his face entered a Philadel?
phia street car tho other day. Ile was
asked if lin had tho -fiiunll-pox, and
answered "Yes," whereupon on? pas?
senger retired and tho rest moved up to
Ibo other end of th? car. "How long
since you recovered?" asked ono of the
moro curious. "Well, ns nearly as 1
eau recollect, about thirty-live years
ago," replied tho victim of tho disease.
Hero is a splendid opportunity for a
romance. A handsome young hui of
twenty-two takes a railroad train at New
York, und a few moments after leaving
tho depot blows out his brains with a
pistol. In bis pockets aro found a slip
of paper bearing his own name, and th?
wedding cards of a couple just married
only this ami nothing moro.
Tho guillotine and tho axe, it seems,
aro instrumeuts of j us tico in Germany
as well us elsewhero. List year nine?
teen executions took placo iu that coun?
try, of which four were of women.
Eleven of this number wer? beheaded
with the axe, two were guillotined and
six were hanged.
The Uuion Pacific Hoad has u glimpse
of relief at last. After being buried up
all winter, it expects lo bo drowned out
COTTON FUTUBBS.-Cotton Bp eon lat ora
are almost universally adopting the plan
of "futures," that is, taking the chances
on the rise or fall of quotations one, two,
three or more months in tho future.
This plan has the advantages over aotual
purchase to speculators, iu that it is free
from risk of loss by fire or weight, has
no expenses of storage or drayage, and
requires but a emull margin. It often is
mere bettiug on ooo's judgment, or
guess as to whether cotton will rule
higher or lower in any named month.
The usual margin required is five dollars
per bale, but arrangements can be made
for a larger or smaller sum, the margin
to be the foll amount of the risk iu auy
event, or the privilege reserved of add?
ing to the amount and holding to the
ooutract should prices vary sufficient to
nbaorb tho first five dollars per bale. If
a planter should agree to sell bis crop,
deliverable in November, at eighteen
cents, and the price should fall much be?
low that figure, ho would make tho
amount of margin put up by the buyer,
less brokers' commission, but no more.
In the large majority of transactions for
future delivery it is not expected that
cotton will be dolivered or received.
But in New York the cotton speculator's
board or ring, similar to the gold board,
have a rule that cotton must be deliver?
ed or received, as the case may be, when
so demanded by tho other party, and a
failure to comply forfeits tho privileges
of the board. This rule of the board
offers, at times, the bulls or bears
; chances to corner tho market. We are
informed that tho transactions for future
cotton are now enormous in the aggre?
gate, and if they should continue to in?
crease in the future as they have for tho
past year, it will not be a very long time
before five to ten times the number of
bales actually produced will be fictitious?
ly sold and bought in New York. Whe?
ther this speculating on futures will
affect the bona fide sale of cotton advan?
tageously or tho reverse, is a question on
which there is a wide differuuoe of opi?
nion. There aro those who contend
that it will inBure a steadier market and
prove greatly to tho benefit of producer
and spinner. Others argue that the
market will be subject to tho manipula?
tion of the bulls or bears, who each
labor to "corner" the other, and, conse?
quently, quotations will always bo un?
Tho interior of a New York lodging
house is not an inviting place. Here is
a description: One room held seventeen
squalid beds, which scarcely left a space
to move between them, for they were
crowded so clono to each other that the
bot. breath from ono couch floated with
sickening puffs over tho rugs of thc
other. Some of the inmates started
wildly up, and seemed ready to flee from
some enemy looking upon them; others
muffled np their faces in the dirty rugs
of a counterpane, and crouched out of
sight, either from terror or shame. In
some of these squalid beds throe persons
were crowded; uu one was a man, his
wife and two children, just turned upon
the street by some unpaid landlord.
This miserable family huddled itself
down in the bed-clothes, which bung in
tatters over them, and shrunk out of
Bight. Poor souls! they had just taken
ono stop deeper into the poverty of
which they were still ashamed, and evi?
dently buried themselves in its rags with
shuddarings. Every bed was crowded,
and these poor unfortunates were hud?
dled in, no consideration being paid to
age or sex. The piotmo is but au illus?
tration of thousands of the New York
lodging-houses, into whioh the poor are
compelled by poverty to crouch aud suf?
Moni? EASY DivoiiCE.-The Massachu?
setts Senate has almost unanimously
pasted a law permitting divorce after the
parties who desire it have lived apart
three years. The only change ns com?
pared with tho present law ?B to lessen
thu formality and expense. The three
years' desertion was good cause for di?
vorce any way, and this simply leaves to
agreement what was before a matter of
President Baez is again powerful in
Santo Domingo. Ho hus retaken two
towns and executed the revolutionists,
numbering seventeen. Baez hus now
SOO men, and intends to attack Cabrai,
who has 2,000 men, but no fnnds nor
ammunition. There is duuger of u rup?
ture between Spain aud Santo Domingo,
the Spanish ship of war Tornado having
slighted the President by omitting the
usual salute. Baez is furious.
Jay Gould's fall is rather Midden and
unexpected, na well as summary, lt
was generally believed that tho bullet
which li o ?shed Jim Fisk, about as
effectually put on end to tho marvelous
successes of tho President of Eric. Tho
fuct which startled Wall street, yester?
day, pretty certainly proves lliut tho
lamented James Fisk, Jr., was Jay
A new style of lints for gentlemen has
been invented, which resembles an
ordinary beaver, but is lined inside
with thia plated steel, tho object be?
ing if a man is attacked iu thu street
at night, ho cnn oither ward off or give
blows with this veritable "crush hut."
Thc town of Londonderry, N. n ,
holds its charter on tho condition of
giviug Ibo Governor a peck of potatoes
every year, nod pays tho penally of its
corporal existence regularly. It is an
old custom, derived from tho mother
In Indianapolis a gambler undertook
to shoot an editor for exposing his busi?
ness, but tho latter showed him that ho
knew a "trick" worth two of that,
knocked him down and hud him ar?
There it is now, just as wo feared. A
sweet potato hus exploded in Indiana,
ami seriously scalded a child. First,
it was mince pie, then lager beer, and
now u sweet potato has turned to an
engine of destruction. Next!
LOYAL CLAIMANTS IN TROUBLE.-Tho
Savannah ?feto* says it vas ra mored on
the streets yesterday that the authori?
ties in Washington have now at work in
this city a nnmber of detectives, who
are investigating into tbe testimony re?
cently given before the courts regarding
the claims made by certain parties- in ?
thia vicinity for damages, etc., done by
the Government during the war. The
claims aro being thoroughly ventilated,
and, we understand, are likely to result
in the indictment of SODIO of the wit?
nesses. The loyalty of the olaimants ia
another poiut which is receiving the at?
tention of the authorities. The Radicals
are not willing to disgorge any of their
ill-gotten gains, even to those who pre?
tend to have been true to the "bust Go?
vernment the world ever saw."
FORTUNE-TELLING ANO ITS CONSE?
QUENCES.-The Greenville (M?SB.) Time?
tbUB briefly Bums up a fortune-telling
cuso in Mississippi:
"Henry Barlow having had his fortune
told, it was revealed to him that Louis
Harris wuu to kill him. Whereupon he
undertook to thwart destiny, and an?
nounced that he would kill Louia Harris;
then Louis Harris laid for Henry Bar?
low and fetched him with a load of
buck-shot. Louis, having thus estab?
lished hiB justification, was released by
\V I lt) Ii If. S AL. IC PK1CEM Ct'HHENT.
OOUBECTED WEEKLY BT TBK BOAttD OP TH ADE.
Al.TI.ii3, )f ?U.2 U0r(C3 DO MOLASSES,CUL>tt,40(??50
BAOUINO,.18@23 NowOrl'ua ' 76&90
BALE lioPB,Ma.22<ft*24 Sogar H'so.. 35<tf40
N.Y.orWcs&Ib 7@1U SAILS, $ keg5 50@t> 00
BOTTEB,North. 28@4<> OSIONS..^ boa_2 00
Country, %4 lb. 20? 25 OIL, Kerosene, g 36(245
BACON. Hams. 12*217 Machinery..7G(3>1 00
Mulch, y Ib..8?@ 10 SPECIE, Qold QI 08
Shoulder?-7@8J Silver. @1 03
CANDLES, SpermlOCtf 5? for AT'S, Ir isl 60(2200
Adamantine D>17(919 Sweet, bun 75*533 loo
Co rix.N ?AHNI GOGt?l 7? HICK, Carolina. Tb B(V?10
COTTON, Stet M ,...22 SnoT,$?bag. 275(23 00
Middling.21j SALT, Livorp.200?210
Low Midl'g.21 SOAP, ?a?,.74(210
Quad Orduy,.20 SPIUITS, Alcohol,^1500
Ordinary .18 Urandy . .4 00@12 00
CHEESE, E.D.Ib. 22*225 Gin.160@6 0O
factory.20(225 Ham.1 6o@7 no
?OFFEE,ltio,$Ib25*J27| ffhiskoy.. .1 S5<26 00
Laguayra-27<229. SUQAB, CruaAP14i<2l6
ynooK,Co. 800(212 00| STAUCH, t?tt>... 8*<210
Northern. 8 00(212 501 TEA,Oreou 0.101)12260
?nAiN, Corn 1 05*5351 101 Mack,. ..100@HO
Wheat-2 00(22 501 TOBACCO, Ohw.C0@l 00
Oat's.85(290 8innkiug,lb..50(21 00
Pea?.1 20@1 30 VINEGAR, Wine,.50(S60
HAT, Nortn, ^owt.2 50 French.@1C0
HIDES,Dry, (dM2$(2i t" WINE, Cham.i25?28C0
Green.@f! Port, $igal300@5 80
LAUD, lb.12(3*15 Sherry... 275(5)7 00
LIME, >J bbl. 2 25tfc2 40) Madeira.. .3 00(28 00
Tho frioncla and acquiiutances ot Mesero,
E. ll. Thompson, S B. Thompson. Jacob
Thompson, John Thompson, and their re?
spective tam?lica, aro respectfully invited to
atteud tho funeral eerviccs of their mother,
Mrs.OLAlUSEE THOMPSON, at the A.M.
E. Church, at 2 o'clock, THIS AFTERNOON.
A COTTAGE HOUSE, containing five
rooms, a Pantry and Dressing Koora,
' witb all necessary out buildings at?
tached. Apply to GEIQER * MCGREGOR
fur terms, Ac. March 16 3*
A Single Gentleman
WOULD like BOARD and LODGING with
a private family, near the Capitol.
Breakfast wanted aa early ai 8 o'clook. Ia
willing to put up without any entran. Ad?
dress ''BUSINESS," at this office.
March 16_. 1*
Owners of Dwellings
CAN have their property securely pro?
tected from loaa or damage by fire by
insuring in the
.IC TN A INSURANCE COM PANT,
Of Hartford, Connecticut.
INCORPORATED A. D. 1819.
Agency Established in tblumbia, S. C., A. D.
Risks also taken .on Stores, Merchandise,
Cotton, Ac, Ac.
GEORGE HUGGINS. Agent.
Office opposite tbe Columbia Hotel.
March 16 }2mo
1872. Spring and Summer. 1872.
ll. & W. C. SUFFIELD.
WE ARE NOW RECEIVING fl|
Spring and Summer
Furnishing Goods, &c.
Having secured the services nf a FIRST
CLASS CU PT EB in our CUSTOM DEPART?
MENT, wo ?ill
Mlake Up Garments
In the LATEST STYLES and guarantee
satisfaction. Wo are still taking orders for
Latest stylos SPRING
Il ATS on lund. Our
Fl'IIXISIII\G GOODS DEPAnTJIENT
Is oomidcte. lu fact, our stock embraces
i EVERYTHING NEW ANO NOBBY, which we
aro sure will plca-ui the most fat-tidinus.
I GIVE US A CALL ami be convinced.
E. & W. C. SWAFF1ELD.