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PABIS, May 22.-The Committee OD
* Capitulations, ia their report relative to
the surrender of Strasburg, blame Gen.
Ulrich on all pointe for the capitulation
of the city; he ia especially oenBured for
scouring for himself and officers exemp?
tion from the conditions imposed upon
bia enlisted men by the German com?
mander to whom he surrendered;
BERLIN, May 22.-The Imperial Army
Band, which is to take part in the
World's Peace Jubilee at Boston, will
leave this oity for the United States on
the 81st inst.
WASHINGTON, May 22.-The Senate
adjourned this morning to 1 o'clock to?
day, having passed the House amnesty
bill by a two-thirds vote, thus placing it
beyond the President's control; also the
bill extending the suspension of habeas
' corpus; also Sumner's civil rights bill,
bat so emasculated that Sumner himself
entered a motion to reconsider. These
?ital measures were passed by a bare
quorum. The following is the verbiage
of the amnesty bill:
Be-ii enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, two-thirds
cf each House concurring therein. That all
political disabilities imposed by the
third section of the 14th aztiole of the
amendments of the Constitution of the
United States, are hereby romoved from
all persons whomsoever, except Senators
and Representatives of the Thirty-sixth
aud Thirty-seventh Congress, officers in
the judicial, military and naval service
of the United Stales, heads of depart?
ment? and foreign ministers of the
Tho olvil rights bill, as passed, applies
. only to inns,' licensed places of public
entertainment or amusement, and stage
coaches, railroads, and other public
modes of conveyance for freight or pas?
sengers. Equal rights regarding ceme?
teries, eohoola and benevolent institu?
tions were stricken oat.
Oonase? for Mrs. Anna M. Fitzhugh
bas filed tho largest claim ever filed be?
fore the Southern Claims Commission.
The demand is for 8375,000, for wood
ead timber taken for supplying the
United States army during the war, from
the large estate of Mrs. Fitzhagh, in
Fairfax County, Virginia, known aa
"Ravensworth." Among the papers
filed i's a safeguard in the band-writing
of Gen. Winfield Scott, dated June U,
1861, which, reade as follows: "Mrs. A.
M. Fitzhogb, of Bavensworth, a lady of
?rent excellence, connected with the fa
lily of the .Father of his Country, is,
Arith ber ,?&mily, ser vants, house and
property, placed under the safeguard of
: the army.'* .
NORFOLK, VA. , May 22.-A despatoh
irom, Now bern, repqr ts the brig Maro ell UH,
from tho Weak Indies, with a cargo of
sugar and molasses, ashore near Cape
Hatteras. Baker "Brothers, wrockors,
have sent to her assistance from here. '
. NBW YORK, May 22.-Horace Greeley,
in reply to a formal notification of his
nomination' to the Presidency, by the
Liberal Repnblicun Convention, bas
written a letter, aooepting the nomina?
tion. He says he has waited to hear
from all parts of the country, before tak?
ing this step, and is satisfied, from free
and unconstrained popular responses,
that the action of the convention meets
the approval of all interested in re-union
And rflform. Rn folly endorses the plat?
form ol the convention ; dwells par tic u
. larly on the reconciliation of the Sooth,
ana removal of all political disabili?
ties, and declare? the American peo?
ple have made the cause their own and
Will bear it on to triumph, with the un?
derstanding, that if elected, he shall be
the President not of a party, but ol the
whole people. He ance pta the nomina?
tion, confident that the Nor th and South
are eager to clasp hand? across the
bloody chasm which too long divided
them, and forget they have been ene?
.DETROIT, May 22.-The question of
the change made in represeutatioa was
recommitted to the committee, to report
next year. The discussion shows the
body overwhelmingly opposed to synodi?
1A special from London, dated the 21st,
to the Herald, Bays the English papers
continue to discuss the treaty of Wash?
ington, and the supplementary article
thereto, with undiminished interest.
The editorials generally are inspired by a
desire to prevent the failure of arbitra?
tion, and save the treaty. An artiole in
a contrary sense; printed by the Pall
Ma? Gazmio, to-night, is remarkable for
its truthful and j nat appreciation of the
danger of endeavoring to save the treaty
at the expense of national susceptibility.
The following is the extract: "The whole
drift of feeling and opinion in England
. justifies the sajing that the worst thing
to do with the treaty is to save it. Sav?
ing the treaty means offence and humi?
liation to America or to England, or to
both nations; it means a renewal, and
not an abatement, of ill-feeling it was
intended to allay. How to save the
treaty means, who shall get at tho leeks,
or whether some means cannot be in?
vented whereby both parties shall agree
to eat in each other's presence. Ameri?
can papers appear to exolaim against the
adoption of the supplement al artiole.
Bare there is only one opinion, and that
is, that its acceptance would be discredit?
able and dangerons; both peoples would
be pacified ?od content at once, ii the
treaty and the negotiations connected
therewith were dropped, as an irreme?
diable blunder, for which the two Go?
vernments are alone to blame. That is
tho proper fate of the treaty, and the
only safe and peaceful way of disposing
of it." This artiole states exactly the
situation ia England, and is a just ex?
pression of the best opinion here. It is
certain that persons, bankers, finonoial
men and others, who are determined to
save the treaty at whatever ooBt, withont
regard to national dignity or honor, are
bringing about a dangerous complica
tion. The same with those unwise poli?
ticians, who are willing to make party
capital out of international difficulties.
The further negotiation of the treaty
will only continue an irritation that may
eventually'put two proud nations in an
attitude from which war eau be the only
possible issue. The treaty should be
dropped immediately, for the sake of
national amity, good-will and peace.
CHARLESTON, May 22.-Arrived
steamships Qulf Stream, Philadelphia;
Sea Gull, Baltimore,
WASHINGTON, May 22-Evening.-The
amnesty bill hos been signed. The ex?
ceptions will cover about 200 cases.
The Baltimore and Potomac Depot bill
wasBigned. The civil rights bill passed
the Senate this morning, and is now on
the Speaker's table in the House. There
are some fifty or sixty bills in order
already ahead of it, and as it takes a two
thirds vote of the House to take a bill
from the Speaker's table ont of the re?
gular order, there is no possible show
for its passage this session, as it cannot
be reached by the time of adjournment,
and the necessary two-thirds vote to take
it out of its regular order cannot be ob?
tained . The bill, as it passed the House,
Be il enacted, That whoever, being a
corporation or natural person, and owner
or in charge of any public inn, or of any
place of pnblio amusement or entertain?
ment, for which a lioense from any legal
authority is required, or of any line of
stage oosohes, railroads, or other means
of pnblio oarriage of passengers and
freight, shall make any distinction as to
admission or accommodation therein of
any citizen of the United States, be
cause of race, color or previous condi
tion of servitude, shall, ou conviction
thereof, be fined not less than $500 nor
more than 85,000, for each offence; and
the person or corporation so offending
shall be liable to the citizens thereby in?
jured in damages, to be recovered in an
notion of debt.
SEO. 2. That the ofienoes under this
Aot, and actions to recover damages,
may be prosecuted before any territo
rial, district or circuit court of the
United States, having jurisdiction of
crimes at the place where the offence was
charged to have been committed, with a
right of appeal to have to a writ of error
in any case to the Supreme Court of the
The bill whioh passed the Senate this
morning extends the power to suspend
tho habeas corpus to Marah 4, 1873
Only Sumner and Nye voted nay on am?
The House proceedings were unimpor?
tant. The colloquy over amnesty indi?
cates that Bogers, elacted from North
Carolina, will be seated to-morrow. The
Senate supplemental Apportionment bill
passed, ana goes to the President. Howe
reported thoTSoase bill to pay the awards
of the Southern Claims, ComuiiBBioners,
with amendments striking out the ap?
propriations for a fe wamali olaims. If
the Senate adopts the amendments, the
bill must go io the House again.
r The Freaident hos appointed Hon.
Thomas P. Robb, lato Collector of Cus?
toms at Savannah, Go., F. J. Mead, of j
Mississippi, and Riobard H. Savage, of
California, Commissioners, under a joint
resolution of Congress, to examine and
inquire into the depredations alleged to
have been committed upon the frontiers
of Texas for several years past, by bands j
of Indians and Mexioans, their extent
and character, hy whom committed,
their r?sidence or coautry, the persons
murdered or carried into captivity, the
character and valoe of the property de?
stroyed or carried away, from what por?
tions of Texas, and to whom the same
belonged. The Commissioners are to
make and transmit to the President a
full report, in writing, of their investi?
Probabilities-The lowest barometer
will probably more North-east over the
Northern portion of the New England
States. The area of clouds and rain
will extend East over the latter to-night.
Clear and pleasant weather will prevail
very generally on Thursday from the
lakes to the Eastern Golf and South
and middle Atlantio coasts, with West?
erly to Northerly winds, and extend over
New England on Thursday afternoon
and night. Brisk Easterly to Southerly
winds, veering to Southerly and West?
erly, are probable for the East and mid?
dle Atlantio coasts to-night, but danger?
ous ones are not anticipated.
PHILADELPHIA, May 22.-The Conten
nial Commissioners met to-day, Judge
Bond, of Alabama, presiding. Twenty
two States were represented.
Greenwood's woolen mill was burned
NEW YORK, May 22.-In the Confer?
ence, the Bishops elected were E. G.
Andrews, Gilbert Haven and Jesse T.
Peck. This oonoludes the election.
Edward S. Stokes was arraigned to?
day. His counsel asked adjournment
till Monday to decide what course to
pursue.. Judge Ingraham granted delay
until to-morrow morning.
The coroner's jory in the Lowden
malpraotioe case found a verdiot against
Dr. Gyles, who was committed without
bail, to await the action of the grand
LEWISTON, ME., May 22.-The seoond
Congressional Republican Convention
ina tr no ted the delegates to vote for
Grant and Colfax.
THE "ROUND DANCES."-The following
resolution was unanimously adopted by
the Episcopal Uounoil, at Norfolk, Fri?
? Resolved, That, in the judgment of
this Oounoil, all members of this church
I should disoountenanoe the praotioe of
j promiscuous round dancing, and that
our ministers, by their pastoral influence,
and by faithfully exeonting the oanons of
the ohuroh bearing up?n the subject,
should diaoourage and restrain it."
K wang Le, a Chinaman, notified the
olerk of the St. Louis Criminal Court,
last week, of his intention to beoome
i citizen, and took out his first papers.
Flnanclml un.? Commercial.
LONDON, May 22-Nooe.-Consols
93>?, Bonds 90>?.
FRANKFORT, May 22.-Bonds 96)&.
PAMS, May 22.-Bentes 55?. 27c.
LIVERPOOL, May 22-3 P. M.-Cotton
opened strong and is now firm-uplands
LIVERPOOL, May 22-Evening.-Cot?
ton dosed strong-uplands Or?
leans 11%@U)?; sales' 22,000 bales;
speculation and export 6,000; shipmen tn
from Bombay since last report 11,000.
NEW YORK, May 22-Noon.-Stocks
steady. Gold firm, at 13%. Money
easy, at 5@6. Exchange-long 9%;
chart 10'o'. Governments quiet but
steady. State bonds steady. Cotton
firm; sales 182 bales-uplands 21 j^; Or?
leans 2-iJ. Flour unchanged, quiet and
steady. Corn firmer. Pork quiet-mess
13.90. Lard dull-steam 9^@9??
7 P. M.-Cotton firm; sales 2,690
bales-uplands 24%; Orleans 24%.
Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat dull
and slightly favors buyers. Corn closed
dull and heavy, at 73@74. Bice firm, at
8)a@9?4. Pork steady. Lard heavy, at
8?i(^9>?, Freights firm. Sales of fu?
tures 4o-day 1,600 bales: May 23 13-16,
23 15 16; June 24, 24>?; July 24,
August 24%; September 22 3-16, 22,l4;
October 20>?, 20%; November 21% ; De?
cember 19 3 16. Moaey heavy, at 6@7.
Exchange 9%. Gold 13%@14. Loans
2@.4o. for carrying. New 5s 12%; 62s
13%'. States oloaed dull. Tennessees
73; new 73. Virginias 45; new 54. Lou?
isianas 60; new 55; levee Ga 68; 8i 77.
Alabama 8s 88; 5s 60. Georgia 6s 77; 7s
88. North Carolinas 34; new 20. South
Carolinas 50; new 36.
?T. Louis, May 22.-Pork quiet, at
email@example.com. Clear sides 8; bacon 7%
(a;7%. Lard firm, at 8%. Whiskey
dull, at 84@85.
CINCINNATI, May 22.-Flour droop?
ing-family 8.75(2)9.00. Corn drooping,
at 53@54. Pork uuchanged. Lard
steady-kettle 9. Bacon quiet and un?
LOUISVILLE, May 22.-Bagging un?
changed. Flour weak-family 7.50.
Corn firm-sacks 65@67. Pork 12.75@
13 00. Bacon in fair demand-shoulders
5%; clear sides 7%@7%; packed orders
%o. higher. Lard-keg 10; tierce 9.
BALTIMORE, May 22.-Flour firm and
unchanged. Wheat quiet und unchanged.
Corn firmer-white 78@79; yellow 72.
Oats firmer-Western 5?@60; Southern
60. Provisions quiet and firm. Lard
firm, at 9%. Whiskey 90. Cotton
steady-middling 24; receipts 91 bales;
sales 273; stock 5,349.
Nsw ORLEANS, May 22 - Cotton firm
-middling 23% ; receipts 729 bales; sales
2,200; stook 78,342.
MOBILE, May 22.-Cotton firm-mid?
dling 22%(o>22%; receipts 37 bales; sales
700; stook 14,384.
AUGUSTA,. May 22.-Cotton firm
middling 22%; receipts 75 bales; sales
GALVESTON, May 22.-Cotton quiet
good ordinary 20%; receipts 67 bales;
sales 50; stock 5,380.
PHILADELPHIA, May 22.-Cotton firm
CHARLESTON, May 22.-Cotton firm
middling 22%; receipts 131 bales; salea
200; stock 11,695.
BOSTON, May 22.-Cotton stroug-i
middliog24%; receipts 231 bales; sales
200; stock 14,000.
WILMINGTON, May 22.-Cotton quiet
middling 22%; receipts 10 bales; stock
NORFOLK, May 22.-Cotton firm-low
middling 22%; receipts 190 bales; sales
40; stook 1,539.
A MAMMOTH CENTURY PLANT.-A
mammoth century plant, forty feet in
height and weighing three and a half
tons, has been shipped from near Jack?
sonville, Fla., to parties in New York.
The plant is on the eve of blooming a
second time, and is therefore nearly 200
years old. It may well be doubted whe?
ther in beauty and grandeur of appear?
ance this plant has its equal on the con?
tinent. Its leaves extend over an area
the diameter of which is not less than
eighteen feet, while the centra! shaft or
column on which the blooms are to ap?
pear, though only a few weeks old, has
already attained an altitude of fifteen
feet. It is still growing at the rate of
about six inches a day, and will con?
tinue to do BO for about three weeks
longer, when all its upper portion will
become clothed with a mass of magnifi?
cent bull-shaped blossoms of purest
white, hanging in dense clusters and ex?
tending for a space of not less than four
feet from the apex downward.
There is nothing more mysterious in
this world than what aro oalled "acci?
dents." At Worcester, Mass., a few
days ago, Mrs. Ellen O'Laughlin called
upon a neighbor who had nailed slats
across a window to keep the ohildreu
from falling out. She tipped ber chair
baok against these slats, when they gave
way, and she was precipitated from a
three-story window to the walk below,
and died in three hours. Here the very
means adopted to prevent an accident
were the oooasion of it.
A letter appeared in tho Washington
Sunday Chronicle yesterday, whioh bas
attrscted mach attention. It is report?
ed to be from the pen of Forney, and
apropos of the Philadelphia Covuntion,
suggests that the destiny or doom of the
Republican party depends upon its
action during the next few weeks. Its
preservation, it says, is of more impor?
tance than the gratification of any man
in it, and protests against the elevation
of obscure men to positions whioh
should be the rewards of statesmanship.
A young physician in Bedalia, Mo.,
who had waited patiently three years
for a call, at last found the following
ohoerful order on the slate: "Doctor,
come to Jesus."
Mrs. James P. Beilley, of Savannah,
died on Wednesday from the efieots of
poison administered by horself.
THE HON. D. W. VOORHEES.- Tho
telegraph has already announced to the
readers of the Progress that the Hon.
D. W. Voorhoea, of Indiana, had made
use of his privileges as a member of tho
House of Representatives to deliver a
violent tirade against the Ciuoinnati no
minees. We have reoeived a full report
of the epasco of the min who so earnest?
ly defended one of John Brown's mur?
derous crew, and have only to say in
reply to his pretended defence of the
South, that we have had entirely enough
of himself and the olass to whioh he be?
longs. By such men, by Bneh brave
speakers, by such unconquerable canons
warriors, were we persuaded into war.
When the flower of both sections were
falling on bloody fields, Mr. Voorhees
was still making pretty speeohes in Con?
Since actual hostilities ceased, this
gentleman has insisted that the South
should stand by its. colors; and, by so
doing, the South has .lost everything,
while Mr. Voorhees and his associates
have kept in Congress. Now let all peo?
ple of bia way of thinking understand
that their one-sided game is played out.
The South isas tired of the costly friend?
ship of pretended friends as of .the con?
stant victories of open enemies.
If, Mr. Voorhees has nothing more
solid to appeal to than the past passions
of the Southern people, he had better
begin to cultivate a new talent, that of
silence, and try to learn a lesson whioh
bas been taught to wiser men-that the
worm will turn when trodden on.
Certainly, having steadfastly resisted
the .encroachments and aggressions of
the absolute rulers of this country, we
are neither foolish nor craven enough to
submit to the dictation of aa imbecile
If we were cowards, they are impotent
to execute a threat.
If we were venal, they could honor no
Nol nol no! Let that clique of the
Northern Demoorucy whioh ties its for?
tunes to a belief in the perpetual credu?
lity of Southern conservatism re?oive
the truth in timo. We are siok of gam?
mon. We will not vote for any more
(already defeated) Seymours. We can?
not again place issues of life and death
at the disposal of the New York World.
We will not again save local honors and
spoils to the "faithful" ia Indiana by the
sacrifice of life, liberty and property by
the people of Sooth Carolina, Mississip?
pi and Arkansas.
We are in the Union! We have 131
electoral votes. The college consists of
357! We are again a power in the land!
We ask neither Mr. ,Voorhees nor Mr.
Grant any oddsl We huve power, we
have rights, and we have shown ia weak?
ness that we dare assert the latter.
Much mora shall we maintain them in
the hour when peacefully the right is
Voorhees may stand aghast, but for all
we care, Voorhees may stand aside.
1 Petersburg ( Va. ) Progress.
THE ANTIOCH DISASTER-TERRIBLE
Loss OF LIP?,-A correspondent, writ?
ing frc m Antioch, on April 10, says :
A telegram announces another seri?
ons shook, the last of numerous minor
ones, which, without intermission, have
succeeded the first and most fatal one.
Now, scarcely a house is left standing,
though iu this latter case the loss of life
has not been so serioaB, (only five killed,)
because the greater part of the inhabi?
tants had fled to the country around,
where they are now living in tents, sent
from Aleppo for their accommodation,
by our energetio Governor-General
S urey a Pasha. In foot, the Governor,
aided and abetted by the English Con?
sul, Mr. Skene, has been most unflag?
ging in his efforts to supply the requisite
Burgeons, provisions and necessaries of
all kinds, and bas headed a subscription
for the indiscriminate use of the suffer?
ers, whioh has been rapidly and hourly
increasing. The troops despatched from
Aleppo are now busy discovering the
dead, some 1,600 bodies having been
already extricated. This necessary work
is much retarded by the fanaticism of
tho inhabitants, each religious denomi?
nation fighting for the doad of their own
creed, instead of allowing the whole to
be buried by the Moslem soldiery. The
stench emanating from the corpses is
something fearful, and pestilence will, it
is mach feared, result from tho usual
rapid putrefaction of dead bodies under
a Syrian sun. As if those evils were not
suQiciont, the Dusari (a sect of idolators
who worship Baal aud Aslitarotb) im?
proved the occasion aud set upon the
Turks, and slew Hi faat Bey and his son,
Mussulmans who wore obnoxious to
them. The MuBsalmans attribute this
calamity in some mysterious manner to
tho Christians, and are under tho im?
pression that this baneful influence will
continue to reign BO long as a single
Christian's body is left uninterred. They
are, therefore, very anxious to bury all
the dead Christians as qniokly as possi?
ble, without the usual bell and candle
and benefit of clergy which the Oriental
Christians think BO efficacious. Dis?
putes thus frequently arise, which, ut
any moment, may assume serious pro?
portions if not duly checked.
PROBABLE HOMICIDES.-On Saturday
last, in the lower edge ot this County,
Jacob Helms, white, and Joe Bogers,
colored, got into an affray, when Bogers
struck Helms on the head with a large
stick, inflicting, it is thought, n mortal
wound. Bogers has been brought to the
city and oonfined in jail. Also, on the
same day, in another part of the Coun?
ty, James Thompson and Marens D. L.
Biggera, both white, had an affray,
when Biggera out Thompson with a
knife, from the effects of which, it is
thought, that be will die. Biggera will
be brought here, wo learn, for trial on
The Fronoh budget gives the financial
estimate of the Government for tho year
1873 at 2.406,000,000 for expenditures
and 2,425,000,000 for revenue.
A COLOSSAL BALLOON-MR. KINO'S
LATEST EFFORT-THE BIGGEST BALLOON
IN THE UNITED STATES.-Mr. King, the
well-known Boston coronaut, has been
engaged for the past five months in oon
atntoting a balloon whioh, when oom
pieted, will be the largest ever made in
America. It is to bo named the "Colos?
sus," a term which will be fully merited
by the monster construction, the circum?
ference of whioh is 191 foot, und the
capacity nearly 100,000 cubic feet. It is
a perfect sphere, except that there is au
elongation below sufficient to form the
neok, and is made of a single thickness
of the best Lyman Mills cloth, 1,200
yards of which were furnished expressly
for the purpose. To give it additional
strength, however, twenty-four stays or
bauds of four thicknesses of doth, each,
have been run around the globe, whioh
has been carefully coated with oil varnish
to render it impervious to gas. There
will be two cars attached, one above the
other; the top one to be fitted up with
Boieutifio apparatus for the purpose of
observations, and containing every ac?
commodation for tho observers; and the
lower one, of larger dimensions, for
other passengers and ballast. The en?
tire affair weighs between 1,400 and
1,500 pounds, and when filled with hydro?
gen gas it will lift nearly 7,000 pounds;
with the common street gas, fifteen or
twenty passengers, with the requisite
amount of ballast, can be carried for a
long voyage. The oollspeing cord is
.swed in from the bottom upwards for a
distanqe of twenty-five yards. The ca?
pacity of the balloons previously used
by Mr. King aro as follows: Qen. Grant,
15,000 feet; Queen of the Air, 33,000;
Star Spangled Banner, 50,000; Hyperi?
on, GS,000. The first ascension of the
latter was made in Boston with eight
passengers, who traveled seventy-five
miles, and cn the following day another
? ascension was made.
Eleanor Kirk tells a beautiful little in
I cident of the late Colonel Fisk, which
she vouches for as trae in every particu?
lar: In passing ont of bis Opera House
one day last winter. Colonel Fisk was ac?
costed by a very beautiful young girl ap?
parently about seventeen. She was
I plainly but tastefully dressed, and ap?
peared very earnest ia her desire to be
allowed a few minutes' conversation.
I Her story was quietly told: "I have
I failed in everything I have undertaken
j in earning my own living. My father
i is a paralytic and is utterly helpless. I
must take care of him. To do this I
must have money. I am beautiful-that
I know as well as you do." "Well,"
volunteered the Colonel, "and you wish
to speculate on these personal charms?"
"I want money, Mr. Fisk, for my
father," replied she. "Toll me," con?
tinued this strange man, "and tell me
the truth-are yoa a good giri?" "Yes,
sir, " sobbed the child. ' 'And would you
rather continue one?" he asked again.
"Ob, Mr. FiskI of conreo I wonldTJ^she
replied, bursting into tears. "Well,
then," said he kindly, and with strong
feeling, "for God's sake keep so. Jim
Fisk is a pretty rough boy, bot he never
hurt a hair of a woman's head yet, and
he never will; and more than that, little
girl, it shall never be said of him, when ?
he has passed in his checks and stands
before the judgment Beat, that he ever
so mach as winked at the ruin of any
girl. I will help your father if yon will
promise me that yon will never try this
dodge again with anybody; and I weat
you to be solemn about it, as if yon
stood in the presence of your God."
The promise was given, the father was
taken care of until his death, and the
girl was educated for a music teacher,
and is now successfully employed.
The Ssa Francisco Chronicle chronicles
the death and funeral of a young spi?
ritualist medium named Henry Chase,
in which there is aa rather ladiorous
illustration of the strength of the ruling
passion after death. The yoong mao's
mother preaohed his fanerai sermon, in
whioh she said that since his death she
had had several interviews with him. In
life he was a jolly and frolicsome youth,
and while his corpse was being prepared
for burial, he entered the room and gave
his mother to understand that "ho did
not think he would make such an ugly
looking corpse." During the whole pro?
cess of dressing him after death he was
present io tho room, catting up antics,
jumping about, standing on his head, and
doing other fuuny things. So little use
is thero for one's body, that one may per?
form all these acrobatic feats even when
deprived of it.
A CURE FOR HYDROPHOBIA.-A corres?
pondent of the Chicago Tribune states
that the poison from the bite of a mad
dog can be eliminated from the system
by vapor baths. Ho quotes from an
article printed in a Paris medical jour?
nal, by Dr. Buisson, a celebrated French
surgeon, who says: "If the disorder has
deoiared itself, i prescribe a single bath,
I and leave the patient in until a onre is
effected. Hydrophobia may last three
days. Experience has proved td me that
a cure is certain on the first day of the
outbreak; ou the second dey, doubtful;
and on the third, hopeless, on aooount
of the difficulty of conveying the
patient to the bath and keeping him in.
Aird as hydrophobia never breaks ont
bofo re the seventh day, there is time
to perfarm a long journey to obtain a
They have not como to perfeot weather
yet out West An irate journalist writes:
"This is-a fine time to set out flowers
and have them froaen as stiff as an ice?
berg io leas thnn an hoar. In planting
seeds, put eaoh one in a pill-box, and
wrap the hox up in cotton batting. In
setting out onions, put an over-coat on
each onion, and place a layer of hot
bricks under the bed. If yoa hear any
one predicting n thaw between now aud
June, shoot him on the spot."
The small-pox is ou the increase in
New York, Jersey City and other oities
in the State.
DECAY OP THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.
According to the Hawaiian correspond?
ent of the New York Observer, the po?
pulation of the Sandwich Islands is
rapidly decreasing under those influences
which many believed wonld have a con?
trary effeot. In short, civilization and
Obrutianity seem to have promoted
rather than hindered national decay, and
while the natives no longer worship
idols or broil missionaries, and are bet?
ter fed, better clothed and better shel?
tered than auder tho ancient regime,
they are dying out as fast as our own
Indians. In 1823, the native inhabi?
tants of these islands numbered 142,000;
in 1842, 130,300; in 1846, 108,000; in
1850, 82,400; in 1853, 73,100; in 1860,
69,700; and in 1866, 63,000. In forty
years, if theee Agares be correct, there
has been an actual decrease of one-half.
It is stated that marriages,are very rarely
followed by offspring; that even the
more intelligent classes regard the birth
of a child as a misfortune, and that there
are many villages where not a single
child is to be seen. When the natural
source of supply is thoa strangely out
off, it is no wonder that hamlets are
abandoned, houses empty, and the tra?
veler oan ride for miles through the
country without meeting or seeing a Bin?
gle human being. The causes of this
extraordinary chango for the worse, we
leave to the investigation of those phi?
lanthropists and physiologists who be?
lieve breeches and Bibles to be the grand
panacea of all the ills which flesh is heir
to. There are now about 2,500 Anglo
Saxons residing in the Sandwich Islands,
and these are reinforced by 1,500 Chi?
nese. The latter, it is thought, will
soon monopolize the agricultural inter?
ests of the coan try._
MB. SEWARD ON THE ALABAMA CLAIMS.
A correspondent has interviewed ox-Sec?
retary Seward on the Alabama claims.
Mr. Seward said that the people do not
understand the Alabama claims, and con?
sequently get excited. If they were dis?
satisfied with the Washington treaty,
they ought to call up the Johnson-Cla?
rendon treaty, which was a fsir and
honorable settlement to both oountries,
and have it ratified by the Senate. No
better terme will ever be obtained. He
favored the adoption of the supplemental
article to the Washington treaty.
A BULL TO BB SACRIFICED FOR GREE?
LEY.-There is st least one man in Illi?
nois who is willing to book up his judg?
ment. Mr. Keiian Boyd, of Cooper
township, says the Springfield (Illinois)
Register, is the owner of A fine ball of
the Doubloon stock, -valued at'.01,OOQ.
Mr. Boyd is so certain;*)? the election of
Mr. Greeley, that he' bfiViB tovell this
animal for ?600, of %b$B/h $2?04hall be
paid in oash, and tbJt^fir?flgg?p when
Greeley is elected.
A curious revelation of Austrian diplo
matio intrigue has recently been mad?
public, in the statement that the secret
expenses of the Austrian Ambassador ic
Paris, from 1859 to 1871, amounted tc
18,000,000 francs. Employees at thc
Tailleries, even valets and ohamber
maida of the, Empress of tho French
were on the sear et pay list ol the Aus
tr?an Legation, ? .
The proprietor of a beer-garden ii
Council, Bluffs was fined $10 for doini
business on Sunday. He went quiet!;
to the) police court Monday morning
paid his flue and Went homo. He dil
this regularly for several weeks, but th
authorities finally put a atop to iL
Paulette A. Sanders, Esq., had hi
store house and stock of goods, on LittJ
Baiting Creek, Sumter County, destroy
ed by fire, about a week ago. The flt
is said to have been occidental. It is r<
ported that he was fully insured.
A great family re-union of the Bothi
ohilds will be held next July, at Franl
fort-on-the-Main, when, it is bel i o vee
important changes will be agreed upo
in regard to the management of tl
various branches of the great firm.
Mr. Sumner is quoted as follows: ".
the .campaign can be made a porson
orl?-be tween tho big letter G and tl
little letter G, I am for the big. G-fe
l?o?ore ? Kansai City poIiecMioort, ia
week, Martha Washington prefern
complaint against her husband, Georf
Washington, for crnel and inhume
Mr. Alexander Foxworth, a very o
citizen of Sumter County, died ls
week, at his residence, about eight mil
from town. He was an inoffensive ai
An attach?e of the Sumter Watchma
while fishing st the "First Mill," a fe
days since, killed a monster rattle-snal
From his tail was taken fifteen rattl
and a button.
KILLED,-By the up-North-easte
train, last Saturday night, a white m
named Noah Snmerford was run ov<
about one mile from Florence, and i
There were 2b deaths in Charleston :
the week ending the 18th instant-whi
13; colored 12. '
An Indiana Enooh Arden affair t
decided by a game of "seven-up" 1
tween the rival husbands.
A Pittsburg cripple challenge? <
world to a raoe on one leg* and erato!
for $50 a aide and the championship.
The friends and acquaintances of 1
ELIZABETH SH Alli- and Mrs. Selina I
aro respectfully invited to attend the fun
of the former, at the A. M. E. Church, Tl
MORNING, at 10 o'clock.
TWO sober, industri?os aod active MEI
attend to cows and deliver milk. A|
at Columbia Dairy, Upper street.
May 28 2_W. H. WIG*
Aoaoia Lodge. No. 94, A.iF. M.
Jk A REGULAR Communication of
Lodgo will be held in Masonio I
/V\THIS (Thursday) EVENING, a
o'olook. By order of the W. M.
May 23 1 F. M. DRENNAN, Ja., Seo