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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1879.
J. H. DICKSON,
A 'WMir.AT.UW, Wellington. O
wuce, in nut Building, 2d floor.
W. F. HERRI (TUT.
A TTORNnr AT-LAW, Benedict a Block,
-- " "w, yy eiungton. unio. 7-3
: DR. J. RTJST.
OMCEOPATHIST. Residence and of
see. West Side Public Square.
: ; ;db. r. hathawax,
TTOMIKOPATHIC Physician and Sun.
A. A. geesv OSee, at residence, west aide
jteiiy p-xsst. Wellington, Ohio.
WELLINGTON HOCBK, North side
Public Square, Wellington, Ohio. Regular
meal as cents. A rood bars In connection.
B. M. bkuwn. Proprietor.
TP YOtf WANT first-claa Share, Hair
-a- WBK,-cr eaampoo, eau at Robinson 'a O.
K. Shaving Saloon, Liberty Stnet. A roll
aaaottment of Hair Oila, Pomades and Hair
Jtertorativea. We also keep the beat brand
of Razors, and warrant them. Razn-s honed
or ground to order. . T. ROBINSON
TX ELLINGTON PLANING MILL.
Y Maaaracroma and dealer in Sash.
. . l n a w. . . . '
xwon, zuinus, cracKeca, nnogi, Lumber,
Shingles, Lath. Cheeaa and Batter Box.
Scroti Sawing, Matching and Planing done
to o-aer. - v. u. waasworu, nop. Umce,
near railroad qepot.
WADSWORTH SON. Daum la Lanbsr.
Lata, BbiuhM, Doorm, Smb. Blinds. Moui
aaa Pi miii. La-sber of all aorta. Tatdaw
J. H. WIGHT,
TYEALER IN Clocks, Watchaa, Jewelry.
XJ BUTrrware, Gold Pens, etc. z98hop
in iiougnion a wrug otote.
. B. 8. HOLLENBACH,
Ti rEECHANT TAILOR, in Union Block,
aia. awn o. . as-u.
T?IRST NATIONAL BANK. W.llir.rrton
A? Ohio. Doe a seneral banking buai-
neaa. dujm ana aeus iti. x. fzenange, Uot.
ernment on da, etc 8. 8. Warner, Preai-
aent, n. a. Horr, Uaakier.
W.F. SAW TELL,
PHOTOGRAPHER. Gallery in Amold'a
- Block, Wellington, Ohio.
. J. W. HOUGHTON, ,
N OTARY- PUBLIC. Office in Hongb.
ton's 5rng Store, East Side Public
TJRINO YOUR PRINTING to the Ea-
JLft . terpriae Office. All kiada of printing
done neauy aad promtly. Offloa West 8ide
Pnblie Sqoare, orer Hooghton's Drag Store.
HARNESS, SADDLES, kC
J. M. OTTERBACKER, Manafactarer of
Harness, Baddies and Collars, employes none
bat the best of workmen, and uses none but
the best Oak Tanned Leather. A Urge
.stock of harness constantly on hand. All
work warranted. Shop south aide Liberty
- . - . WELLS,
SADDLER AND HARNRESS MAKER.
The bnt workmen employed, and culy
the beat atoek aard. All work done nnder
my immediate Mprnrision. North aide Me
chanie street. 11-1 6-1 y
bo. roan. hibax aixtx.
FISHER A ALLTN, Builders, Shop In
Wadsworth's Planing Mill. Many Tears ex
perience enables them to compete lor flrat
class work. Tbair motto m uHoMa4 work,
good materials aad fair price. n Plans spec
acationa and details a specialty.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
W. H. A8HFOBD,
MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Boots
aad Shoes and all kinds of first class
custom work. All work aad materials folly
warranted. Shop, sontk ride Liberty Street,
one dear east of Otr-rhaeker's Harness Shop,
Wellington, OMo. . , , U-.ly
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
" B. K. GOODWIN,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND GEN
ERAL INSURANCE AGENT. Col.
lectiona, Conreyaaeiag, Fire aad Lift Insur
ance will be done proniptly at reasonable
rates. -Office, in T. Kirk's Boot aad Shoe
Store, north side Liberty Street. 1 1 .oiy
E. O. FULLER, .
DEALER IN Freh aa Salt Meat-, Bo
- logna and Pork 8ausa. Highest
market prise in cash paid far Beerea, Sheen.
Hon, Hides, Ae. Market, sooth atda Lib
erty Street, ona door west of Ot tar backer's
Harness Shop. ; . 11-9-ly
Wit CUSHION t SON,
LIYERY AND SALE STABLE. Choice
toinonts furnished, and charges rea
sonable. Sooth aide Mechanic street, one
door east of American House. 11-15-ly
' COAL YARD.
DEALER IN BLOSSBURG COAL, the
, finest article known for Blacksmith
iag. Horse ahoeinx, repairing; Jtc, prompt
ty dona, and satisfaetioaj gnaranteed. South
side Mechanic street. 11-15-ly
. Sa. f teething. Hats. Pars orOeaUesuas
nralaalag foods eaa afford to do witboat
Tlil CIOTDIIO 6 DI1TE0
ftM.hil ii wi il -n .
nf I., li.il. I.illn. I il
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General News Summary.
Senate, Feb. 4. Mr. M&iey, from the
Committee on Post-offices and Post Roads re
ported an amendment to the Foe t-o Rice Appro
priation bill establishing a steamship line be
tween New Orleans and Rio Janeiro sia Galves
ton and another between New York and Rio Ja
neiro via Norfolk, allowing a sndsidy of $150,
000 per annum to each line. Referred. Mr. Cam
eron, of "ft iaconsln, from the Committee on
Privileges and Elections, submitted a majori
ty report signea oy ut nepuoiican memoers.
declarlnr that David T. Corbln is dulv elected
Senator from South Carolina, and Is entitled
to his seat. Mr. Hill, from the same com
mittee presented a minoritf report signed.
by the Democratic members In favor
of the incumbent, M. C Butler. Both
reports were ordered printed and placed on
the calendar. Mr. Morrill, from the Commit
tee on Finance, reported with amendments the
House bill to authorise the issue ot eertln-
eatea of deposit in aid of the refunding; of the
public debt. Placed on the calendar. Mr.
Edmunds cave notice that at the first oppor
tunity ne wouia eau up ine joint resolution
proposlns: an amendment to the Constitution
prohibiting the payment of claims to disloyal
parsons for property injured or destroyed In
the late war. Consideration was then re
sumed of Mr. Edmunds' resolution declarlns;
the vahdltTof the later Constitutional amend
ments, but without arrlvinaT at a vote the Sen
ate went into executive session and when the
doors reopened adjourned.
Houae. The House went into a Com
mute of the Whole on the Army Appropria
tion bilL Several amendments were offered
proposing a reduction In the number of en
listed men, but after a somewhat lengthy de
bate the amendments were defeated without
division. . The committee rose aad the House
took a recess until 7 :30. At the evening ses
sion the House went into a Committee of the
Whole on the Mississippi Levee bill. Mr. Re
ran advocated an amendment which he of
fered, dlrectinar the commission to consider
aad report on the practicability of improving
navbration, deepening thechaunel and redeem-
imr the alluvial lands of the Mississippi bv
means of outlets into the Gulf of Mexico.
Mr. 8parks offered an amendment striking out
of the bill all that alludes to the protection of
alluvial lands. The committee rose and re
ported the bill and pending amendments to
the House. The main question was ordered
and the House adjourned.
SccUe, Feb. 5. The Senate resumed
consideration ot the resolution of Mr. Ed
munds, declaring the validity ot the Thir
teen th,Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments
to tba Constitution of the United States.
Several amendments were offered and rejected,
and after soma discussion the resolution was
finally adopted. Teas. 23: navs. 17. On motion
of Mr. Edmunds the Senate took up the House
joint resolution proposing an amendment to
the Constitution of the United States prohib
iting the payment of claim, of disloyal per-
wbub ior property injured or aestroyea in ine
late war of the rebellion, so it would be un
finished business for the following day. The
senate then adjourned. -
Eoum The speaker announced the
regular order to be consideration of the Mis
sissippi Levee bin. Several amendments to
strike out all provisions of-the bill relating to
auuviai lanos were rejectea, ana tne Dill then
passea veas, loo; nays, in. me report of the
Committee on Elections in the Florida con
tested ease was submitted in f svor of Jesse J.
rinley and adverse to the claims of Horace
Blsbee. The minority submitted dissenting
views, and both reports were recommitted.
The House then went into a Committee of the
Whole on the Army Appropriation bill. Mr.
White offered an amendment to tba bill sub
stantially the bill known as the " Army Reor
ganisation bill." A motion that the committee
rise, in order that the amendment might be
printed was carried srea. 106: navs. 97. Ad
Senate, Feb. 6. Mr. Blaine presented
a memorial of manufacturing companies In
Maine asking appropriations for mall service
between one or more of our Atlantic ports
and South American porta. Mr. Wallace, of
Pennsylvania, presented resolutions of the
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of
PennsvlTania. remoastratinr arainat the naa-
sage of the House bill to regulate the adjust
ment of pensions. Referred. The Joint reso
lution proposing aa amendment to the Con
stitution prohibiting the payment of claims to
disloyal persons for property injured or de
stroyed in the late war of the rebellion, came
up as unfinished business, but at the request
of Mr. Morrill, Mr. Edmunds consented that
it should be laid aside informally, and the bill
to provide for taking the tenth and subse
quent census was taken up. Several
amendmenta were submitted and agreed
to and the bill then passed yeas, 46; nays, 4.
The Vice-"President laid before the Senate
a message from the President of the United
States enclosing a report of the Secretary of
State in regard to the proceedings of the In
ternational Monetary Conference held In Paris
In August. 1878. Ordered printed snd refer
red to the Committee on Finance. Mr. Conk
ling, from the Committee on Commerce, re
sorted adversely on tbe House biU to consti
tute Portsmouth, O., a port of entry. In
Souse. Mr. Hayes introduced a bill
appropriating $500,000 for the improvement
of the Illinois River. Referred. Mr.Cummlngs
presented a resolution calling on the Commis
sioner of Pensions for statements in relation
to the amount required to pay the arrears of
pensions. Adopted. Mr. Eden, chairman of
the Committee on War Claims, reported back
a bill making appropriations for tbe payment
of claims reported allowed by the Commis
sioners of Claims. An amendment was pro
posed providing that hereafter no war claims
of any sort should be paid to anybody, but
Mr. Eden declined to yield, and the bill then
passed. The House then went into a Com
mittee of the Whole on the Army Appro
priation bill. The pending amendment
was Mr. wnyte's, onered on tbe 6th,
which eomDriaes most of the features of the
Army Reorganisation bill. After some dis
cussion a vote was taken on the amendment
and itwaa agreed to yeas, 101; nays, 93.
On motion the following sections of the bill
were stricken out: DroTidina that everv
officer who has been thirty years In the service
may, on his application, be placed upon tbe re
tired list; that officers who resign prior to tbe
1st of January, 1880, be allowed three Tears' full
ST; that the army ahall be allowed to ba at
B polls on election days to keep tbe peace.
Mr. Boone submitted an amend-nent for the
transfer of the Indian Bureau to the War De-
Krtment. Mr. Conger raised a point of order,
t the Chair overruled the point and decided
the amendment to be in order. Mr. Page of
fered as a substitute an amendment author
ial ns- the President to transfer the care and
control of any of the Indian ttlbea to tbe War
Department temporarily whenever he shall
deem It advisable to do so on aaount of hos
tile action on their part against the United
States, or in esse of any difficulties arising
between them and settlers. Mr. Scales raised
a point of order, pending which the commit
tee rose and tbe House adjourned.
Senate, Feb. 7. Mr. Hamlin, from
the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported
back the Senate bin to restrict the emigration
of Chinese to this conntrv, snd the committee
was discharged from further consideration.
nr. uamnn then reportea oacK tne nouse
bill tor the same purpose, which was placed
on the calendar. Mr. Harris, from the select
committee to Inquire as to the best means of
renting epiaemie oisesses, reportea a om
revent the introduction of contagious dis
eases, and to establish a bureau of public
health Mr. Ferry submitted ss an amend
ment to the Post-office Appropriation bill the
bill which recently passed the House fixing
tne pay oi letter earners. Kcferred. IDs mil
providing for boldina- terms of the Circuit
and District Courts of ths United States for
the District of Colorado was panserl On
motion the regular order ot business was
laid aside for the purpose ot taking' np
the House bill to relieve certain legal disabili
ties ot women. The bill provides that any
woman who shall have been a member of the
highest court of any State or Territory, or of
the Supreme Court of tbe District of Colura-
bia for a space of three y ears, and shall have
maintained a rood standi mr before anch mnrt
and who ehalTbe a person ot good moral char
acter, snail, on motion ana production oi such
record, be admitted to practice before the
Supreme Court of the United States. After
discussion the bill pasted without amendment
u; nays, zu.
House. The Senate amendments to
the Naval Appropriation bill were a on-con
curred la. ' A number of bills agreed upon in
executive session were reported to the House
snd they passed. .
Senate, Feb. 8. The Conference Com
mittees' reports on the bill to abolish the
Volunteer Navy and Indian Appropriation
bills were agreed to. - Tbe Indian Appropria
tion bill as passed appropriates $4,713,206.
Mr. Bruce reported favorably from the Missis
sippi Levee Committee the House bill ap
pointing a Mississippi Improvement Commis
sion snd deepening the channel of tbe river.
Souse. R. L. T. Beale, elected to
fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the
late Representative Douglass, of Virginia,
appeared and was sworn In. The
bill reported from the Committee on
Co In are. authorising . an exchanre of
coin of tbe United States for United States
notes was laid on the table. The House then
went Into Committee of the Whole on thr.
Army bill. Pending tbe question on the
amendments to transfer the Iudlan Bureau to
tbe Mar Department, Page of California, of
fered a substitute for tbe transfer amendment
providing for temporary control to be given
to the War Department whenever tbe authori
ties believe the exigencies ot the service re
quire it. After debate the proposition to
transfer the Indian Bureau to the War De
partment was rejected. The House by a vote
of 116 yeas to 9i nays confirmed tbe
action of the Committee of the Whole In
putting the Armv Reorganization upon the
Army Appropriation bilL The amendment
imposing penalties for tbe employment of
troops at or near election preclicta was
agreed to, and the bill as amended then
passed. Messrs. Clymer. Blair and Hale were
appointed conferees on tbe Naval Appropria
Senate, Feb. 10. Mr. Morrill intro
duced a bill authorizing the conversion -of
National Gold banks, also a bill amending the
revised statutes relative to deposit of bonds
by associations. Tbe Mouse bill authorizing
the Issue of certificate) ot deposit of the de
nomination of 10 in aid of the refunding of
the public debt passed with an amendment in
creasing the Interest to four per cent. Peti
tions were presented: From the Catholic
Toung Men's National Union protesting
against the discrimination made by the United
States Government in the appointment of
chaplains In tbe army and havj, by which
Catholic soldiers are deprived of their religion ;
favoring the passage of a bill allowing the use
of railroad wire for commercial purposes.
Air. Bayard submitted s resolution requesting
the Committee on Naval Affairs to consider
and report upon tbe advisability of making
sufficient appropriation for the completion of
tne lour aoaoie-iurretea monitors, tne run-
tan, Amphttrite, Monadock and Terror, now
in process ot construction. The resolution
was a Breed to. The Army Appropriation bill
was received from the House and referred to
the Committee on Appropriations. Tbe reso
lution submitted the 4th of December last by
Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, instructing the
Committee on Arrlcultura to consider what
can or ought to be done by the Genera Gov
ernment to better advance, encourage and
foster agricultural interests, was called up
ana agreea to.
House. The House refused to suspend
the rules to take np the bill repealing the law
In regard to test oath of Jurors, snd tbe bill
to establish postal savings banks. Bills were
Introduced: To restore the franking privi
lege as to letters sent or receivea oy memoers
ot Congress; to sbolish the mileage of mem
bers of Congress and to substitute the pay
ment of actual traveling expenses. Mr. Whit
thorne moved to suspend the rules and adopt
a resolution setting span reo. j tor the con
sideration oi tne report oi tne naval com
mittee on matters recently Investigated bv It.
Defeated yeas, 123; nays, 107 not the neces
sary two-thirds in the affirmative. The House
then went Into Committee of tbe whole on
the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Ap-
f ropiiatlon bill. Tbe bill appropriates $10,
54,475 as sgalnst estimates of $16,096,601,
and as against an appropriation last session
The Senate committee who have had
under consideration the matter of opening In
dian Territory have unanimously agreed upon
an affirmative report. A sub-committee was
appointed to prepare and report a bill em
bodying tne following points : First, to estab
llsh a United States Court within Indian Ter
ritory for tbe better protection of life and
property, with tbe same powers and Jurisdic
tion aa other United States District Courts;
second, that each of the five civilised Nations
be allowed to send a delegate to Congress;
third, that tbe lands now held In common by
tribes can be divided in severalty among the
The House Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds recommend an ap
propriation of $250,000 for the restoration of
tbe Patent Office.
Thk outstanding- circulation of the
Natloual banks on the 1st was $332,930,849.
Total amount of bonds held to secure clrcula-
latlon, $348, 39,20a
The latest dispatches to the Govern
ment discredit all former advices about Sit
ting Bull having recrosscd the Canadian
borders into this country.
Thk Secretary of the Treasury, on
the 6th, called for the redemption of another
$20,000,000 of $5-20 bands.
The Grand Jury at Washington
failed to find a bill against Congressman
Eppa Hunton for the alleged offense of send
ing a challenge to Columbus Alexander.
Thk President, on the 6th, nominated
Gen. N. P. Banks United States Marshal for
The Commissioner of Pensions has
addressed a letter to the Secretary of the In
terior estimating the amount required to pay
the arrears of 45,000 pensions now on the rolls
st $34,000,000 ; additional amount for arrears
on pensions granted this year, $2,500,000, and
for next year $5,000,000.
The Agricultural report just issued
shows that the number of horses in the
United States has increased 8 per cent, dur-
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'pi tut? u-w. jnu, vu. Mro jiiiv uwm Torj uim
teriaily decreased. Cows show an increase
in nearly all tbe 8tates. snd sheep Increased
about 5 percent. Hogs increased about 5
per cent, and mules about 3 per cent.
The House Committee on Invalid
Pensions hsve authorized a report to the
House favoring a bill restoring all Invalid
pensioners dropped from the rolls on account
of residence during the rebellion and provid
ing i or tneir payment rrom tne passage oi tne
biU. The bill enables Mexican war pension
ers resident In the South during the rebellion
to receive their pensions ss before the war.
Refbuentattve Whttthobxe has
been authorized to present to the House the
report of a majority of the House Naval Com
mittee In relation to tbe administration of the
Navy Department under Secretary Kobeson.
Tbe report declares that during the eight
years of Robeson's administration there dis
appeared from the navy register the names of
seventy vessels, of which five were lost at sea,
and forty-six were sold and the proceeds
paid into tbe Treasury; three were sold
and their proceeds paid over to the con
tractors, and twenty were destroyed by
order of Secretary Robeson and tbe material
cut up, paid over or credited to the contrsca
ors. This property, which cost the Govern
ment $100,000,000, ought to have yielded a
revenue of $70,000,000, but tbe Government
received less than $2,000,000. Tbe committee
also recommend that the conduct of Chief
Engineers Stewart, Flthlan and Henderson
and Paymaster Russell be inquired Into. The
report concludes by declaring that it Is the
duly of the House to mark its condemnation
ot illegal practices of these former officers of
the Navy Department, and to Invite the atten
tion of tbe Executive Department, upon
which rests the responsibility of further ac
tion in the premises. -
- The cattle exporters, butchers and
Board of Health of New Tork City, unite in
characterizing as simply nonsense the story
of disease among cattle reared in the West,
and say of tbe Canada prohibition for three
montns, tnst ss cattie are most uaeiy snippea
there from Montreal, water transportation is
closed and business suspended, and during
the time of problDition tne canaaians wui im
enabled to dispose of their distillery fed cat
tle. Shipments from New York will continue
without interruption. -
The Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany's statement for the year ending June
80, 1878, published at Boston on the 6th,
shows a total income of $12,756,354, expenses
$5,807,705, Interest $3,333.96, bonded debt re
duced $691,000. Tbe net surplus in the treas
ury over all outlays is $2,766,142.
Gairnif, the absconding treasurer
of the order of American Forresters, was
captured at Buffalo, N. Y., on the 6th.
Evaiv Bice, Cashier of the Wilming-
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wa buu orauaywin national hui a.
mtngton. DeL, was arrested on the 7th on the
charge of embezzling about $27,000.
The deciding game of the billiard
tournament, which had been in progress st
New Tork for about two weeks, was played on
the night of the 7th, and resulted In s victory
for Jacob Schaefer, who la now champion of
tbe United States. Schaefer won every game
in wmcn ne piayea aurute; tne tournament.
Capt. Pact. BorroN.who entered the
Allegheny River at Oil City, on the morning
of tbe 6th, in his life-preserving suit, arrived
at Pittsburg at 6:30 on the afternoon of the
9th. He made forty-three miles on Thursday,
thirty-five miles Friday, twetity-seven miles
paturday and twenty-seven miles sunaay.
His face was badly frosted. Tbe weather was
unfavorable, beinar bitterly cold with occa
sional snow storms snd considerable floating
ice in tne nver.
Machinery Hall, Centennial
grounds, which originally cost $800,000, wss
sold at auction on the 8th for $34,000.
Sheriff G. A. Williams, of Arm
strong County, Pa., has been sentenced to
twenty-five months' Imprisonment In the pen
itentiary. He wss convicted last December
on the charges of perjury and using money
ior election purposes.
Some colored men of Worcester,
Mass., have commenced suit sgalnst the pro
prietors of a sksting rink In that city because
be would not allow them to skate in tbe rink.
Crazed by the elopement of his wife,
G. F. Simmons, of Troy, N. poisoned his
three children, on the 10th, and then cut his
West ausd Soutb.
The Dakota Legislature have adopt
ed s memorial asking Congress to divide Da
kota into two Territories. There is s strong
sentiment against the admission of the whole
of Dakota as a State as provided in a bill now
pending in congress.
The Cheyenne prisoners, twenty-one
In number, left Fort Robinson on the 4th, in
charge of two companies of cavalry, for Fort
The National Butter, Cheese and
Egg Association have selected Chicago ss the
place snd the 5th, 6th snd 7th of March as the
time for the next annual convention.
TwENTT-rrvE persons from Cado,
Tensas,Nstchttoches snd Orleans Parishes were
Indicted by the United SUtes Grand Jury at
New Orleans, on tbe 5th, for violations of the
election laws st the recent elections in thst
Charles E. McCaclffee, a physi
cian at the little Tillage of WrightsvlUe, Illi
nois, Invited his wife and her brother, Mr.
Heavener, Into his drag store, on the night of
the 3d, and after drinking with Heavener shot
him dead. McCaulffee nea, but was captured
by some citizens and haiiged to the limb of a
At New Orleans, on the 6th, Judge
Woods, Judge Billings concurring, rendered
a decision overruling the demurrer ot the
Tensas Parish prisoners; that the Indictment
is properly drawn, snd that sections 5.506 to
5,509 of the Revised Statutes of the United
States, referring to elections, are constitu
tional. The trial of the Tensas cases will be
gin Feb. 18.
The Post-office at Bipon, Wis., to
gether with all the mall matter, funds, records,
etc., wss destroyed by fire on the morning ot
The 'lennessee bondholders have
agreed to present to the Legislature the offer
of an adjustment sent to the Governor.
As Howard Holtzclaw, telegraph
operator and railroad ticket agent at War-
renton Junction, Va., was returning home,
on the night of the 7th, from his office, he
was waylaid, murdered ana roDDea. i Here Is
no clue to the murderers.
At a meeting of the Anti-Polvgamy
Society of Utah, held at Salt Lake on the 8th,
a memorial to Congress wss adopted reciting
that while Delegate Canon and representa
tives oi tne uormon cnurcnes are petitioning
for amnesty, and promising obedience for
their people to the anti-polygamy law. the ex
pressions snd actions ot Mormons In Utsh
give no evidence that this promise will be ful
filled ; thst it is a matter of common notoriety
that Mormons are contractinr nnlawful mar
riages the same as ever, snd the Society there
fore ask Congress, during the present session,
to amend the act of 1S62 that it may become
operative by making general reputation of the
conjugal relation proof of marriare, and liv
ing together in polygamy to constitute tbe
offense : and thev further declare unless the
prosecuting officer of the Government is ena-
oiea oy some sucn legislation to prosecute
snd punish offenders no regard will be paid to
A terrible tragedy, resulting in the
killing of two men in self defense, occurred
near McLeansboro, I1L, on the night of the
8th. Mason Morris recently gave all his prop
erty to two daughters, Mrs. Crate and Mrs.
Hale, cutting off his two sons, Charles and
Frank. This so enraged the latter that they
went to the residence of their brothers-in-law
and avowed their intention of killing them.
Frank Morris called William Hale out
of the house and Immediately fired at
but missed him. Hale returned the
fire, striking Frank in tbe head and
killing him Instantly. In the meantime
Charles went Into the house and discharged
his pistol at Craig, but without effect. Craig
then fired, striking Morris In the lungs, pro
ducing a mortal wound, from which he died
in a few minutes. No arrests had been made
at last accounts.
The citizens of Omaha, Neb., have
sent a ear load of flour to Glasgow, Scotland,
for the relief of the unemployed there. Free
transportation was secured by rail and
Senator Christianct, of Michigan,
resigned on the 10th.
John Brockmeier, of Cincinnati,
while rescuing two children from a burning
building In that city on the morning of the
10th, was badly burned. The children were
also badly burned.
Major Wilcox, with his command,
returned to Fort 8111 on the 10th from a suc
cessful scout after Indians who had left the
reservation. He captured 450 Klowas, Co
manche and Apaches. Captain Nolan, who
also made a scout for the same purpose, capt
ured 200 renegadra.
The authorities at Flora Station, Lid.,
on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, detained
ail trains on that road from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m.
on the 9th, by the enforcement of the Sunday
The old Ashbury University build
ing at Greenville, Ind., was burned on the
A Berlin dispatch says the Legal
Committee of the Federal Council have com
pleted their consideration of Bismarck's gag
ging bill. Most of the obnoxious provisions
have been eliminated, and others navo been
toned down so as to deprive the bill In great
part of its offensive character. Tbe feeling
among members, however, continues opposed
to the measure even in its amended form.
The new French Cabinet stands as
follows. M. Waddington, President of the
Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sen
ator LeRoyer, Minister of Justice; M. De
Marcere, Interior and also Public Worship
md interim'. M. Jules Ferry, Public Instruction
and Fine Arts: M. Lepere, Agriculture ; Ad
miral Jauregaiberry, Marine.
A Copenhagen dispatch, on the 4th,
states that a diplomatic rupture between
Germany and Denmark la probable.
Permission to land cattle at the Liv
erpool docks after March 1 will be withdrawn
unlesa provisions are made to slaughter
them on the quay.
A civil war is reported imminent in
Lord Acgcstcs Loftcs has been
appointed Governor-General of New South
A Paris dispatch states that amnesty
to Communists will exclude Henri Rochfort,
Felix Pyot snd Jules VaUes.
A letter from Mexico says the visit
of the American industrial deputation is pro
gressing happily, and promises to result In
greatly developing trade between the sister re-
Quarantine against the plague has
been ordered in all Spanish ports.
Jcchantzeff, former treasurer of
the Mutual Credit Fonder Co., In Russis,
convicted of embezzling 200,000. has been
sentenced to sixteen years' penal servitude in
' It is estimated that from 30.000 to
35,000 dock men are now on a strike In Liver
A Liverpool dispatch, on the 7th,
stated that the ship Van Die man was sank by
collision with an unknown vessel. Two of
the crew were picked np in a small boat.
They report their sadpaaatts aad the crew of
tne unknown vessel probaoiy drowned.
The Prussian Ministry, it was stated
by a correspondent on the 7th, hsd spproved
import duty on grain, cattle and horses.
The Chinese crew of the Australian
bark Kate Waters, from Hong Kong to Foo
chow, mutined, murdered the officers snd
tcuttled the ehlp.
Four men, including the Captain and
mate, were saved from the British ship Tan
The statement that the German Min
ister at Copenhagen had been suddenly re
called is Incorrect. He was long designated for
another post and Baron Magnus nominated as
England has concluded a convention
with Turkey, purchasing State domains In
Cyprus, with the exception of tbe Sultan's
Count Zicht, Austrian Ambassador
at Cons tan tiuople, telegraphs to Vienna that
typhus fever, not the plague, la prevalent
near Xantbi, iu Thessaly.
A London dispatch, on the 8th,
stated that the Government is not inclined to
Interfere with tbe importation of cattle from
America, provided there Is adequate Inspec
tlo'fti before shipment and lairage at Liver
pool. The Trade says American shippers
ueea not tear anv inienerence witn Dusineaa.
The definitive treaty of peace was
signed at Constantinople on the 8th. The
Russians began the evacuation of Turkish
territory on the 9th, and are to complete It In
luiny-nve aay a.
The definitive treaty between Russia
and Turkey, signed on the 8th, provides thst
the articles ot the Ssn Stefano treaty, which
were not modified by the treaty of Berlin re
main in force, ine moae oi payment oi war
Indemnity is left for future agreement. All
prosecutions for aiding either side during the
war are aoanaonea.
Ttphtjs fever and small-pox are in
creasing In an alarming manner in the prov
ince of Iver, Russia. The Siberian plae-ne
has appeared in another village.
The Greek Government has been of
ficially notified that the plague has broken out
at Kovalon, on the -Egan Sea.
Paul Gervais, the eminent French
naturalist, Is dead.
A number of Cossacks, who fled
from Wetlianka to avoid the plague, were
found frozen to death on the bank of tbe
Advices were received at London on
tbe 10th, that a British column, consisting of
tbe Twenty-Fourth Regiment, a battery of ar
tillery and 600 native auxiliaries was annihi
lated nv tne zuius on tne rueia Kiver Jan. ai.
The Zulus also captured tbe British train.
containing a large amount oi arms, ammuni
tion and provisions. A Colonel, two Majors.
seven Captains and sixteen Lieutenants of the
regular army, besides twenty-one other officers
commanding native levies, were killed. It Is
estimated that 500 soldiers were killed besides
tbe officers enumerated above. About 5,000
zuius were mied ana wounded.
The Teller Corumitee.
Washixqton, Feb. 4.
The committee examined Colonel Mackev.
of South Carolina. He testified that the Re-
Fublicans were In numerous ways prevented
rom bavin tr a full and free vote in Charles
ton County, and tbe Democrats resorted to
fraud lor tne purpose, n ltness said before
the election a committee of Republicans
waited on Governor Hampton, who assured
mem mat ne wouiu act rainy in me appoint
ment of Commissioners snd give one Repub
lican to two Democrats in each county. In
the thirty-two counties of tbe State, how
ever, only fire or six Republicans were ap
pointed; did not believe mat tne Ke
nublicana had a single manager of
elections in 400 precincts. Witness,
In order to counteract the Democrats, had
5,000 tissue tickets printed, snd these were to
be used only in the event that the Republicans
were certain the Democrats were using tissue
tickets: some few Republican tickets had
been given out the night before tbe election,
and six ot them only were voted in Charles
ton ; fully 4.000 such tickets were in a pack
age handed by the witness to Senator Teller;
did not know bow the Democrats could get
an undue number of tissue tickets in the box.
Dut ne believed tney were printed by tne
Democrats for fraudulent purposes; K. M.
Wallace. United States Marshal for South
Carolina, testified to arresting Democrats
for breaking up Republican meetings,
but no convictions resulted: the Dem
ocrats regarded voting tissue ballots ss a huge
loice on tne Kepuoiicans, saying mat tney nad
earned tricks from tbe Republicans snd were
no-V besting them st their own game ; not one
colored man out of a thousand, if left to
themselves, would vote the Democratic tick
et, although a number of them voted for fear
of losing or hope of obtaining employment.
Witness, in reply to Senator McDonald, said
he knew of half a dozen prominent negroes
who sttended snd addressed public meetinrs
in behalf of the Democrats.
Instructions for Obtaining Arrears of
Psxsiobt Omcx, Wijiuwotow. D. C, I
Jan. 27. 1879. f
Sir: Persons who are entitled to ar
rears of pensions under the act grant
ing arrears, approved -January zo,
1879. and whose pensions were eranted
previous to that date, will not require
the assistance of a claim agent in ob
taining the amount due them. All
correspondence in relation to any claim
for such arrears will be with the per
son entitled, and no claim agent will
be recognized in such claim.
A letter addressed to the Commis
sioner of Pensions, signed by the per
son who was in .receipt of the pension
at tne date aforesaid, and two witness
es, in tbe presence of a magistrate,
will be the only application required,
and upon which the rights of all par
ties concerned will be adjusted.
The pension certificate should not be
sent to this office, but it must be.exb.ib
iled to the magistrate. The letter
should be in the following or equivalent
To the Commissioner of Pensions :
I, , a pensioner under pension certifi
cate No. , hereby apply for the arrears due
me nnder the act granting arrears of pension,
approved January 25th, 1879. My pos -office
address Is I Here Insert the name of
the postofflce, and II the claimant resides In a
city the name and number of the street and
residence must also be given.
Two witnesses. Name of claimant.
State of, county of, ss : -
Signed In my presence by , who
Is known to me to be the person be describes
himself to be, snd st the same time be exhib
ited to me bis pension certificate, which is
Senate, Ftb. 4. Bills were Introduced : To
allow the incorporation of aid societies; to
smeno tne oitcn laws.
Houm. Bills introduced: Providing that a
gift made to an heir five years previous to the
prooating oi s win snail an considered an ad
vancement and shall be deducted from his in
heritance ; giving attorneys or agents an op
portunity to verify plesdings demanded upon
mortgages; allowing an appeal from the de
cree oi tne uoore or uommon rieas ss regards
tne cu.touy ox cniiaren in aivorce cases, nr.
Nortan'a street bill wss read the third time
and passed. Mr. Sextro offered a Joint
resolution providing for an amendment of
articles 2. 3. 10 and 15 of the Constitution.
providing that all elections shall be held in
November instead of April and October, and
extending the time of township officers to
Senate, Feb. Bills were Introduced: To
compel municipal corporations to assess inter
est on unpaid assessments to pay special im
provement bonds; amending the laws in re
gard to procedure oeiore Justices oi me reace.
a number oi Dins were resa me second time.
Hot. Petitions were presented from Clin
ton, BiarK, nuron, Atnena, unampaign, -joan-octon
and Warren Counties, asking for tern
peranee legislation. Mr. Bohl's bill, to allow
Sheriffs to advertise lands to be sold in Ger
man newspapers in certain counties, was read
the third time and passed bv a vote of 56 to 83.
Mr. Grove's Senate bill making the Engineer of
the Board of Public Works vote in the actions
of the board came up for its third reading and
caused a great amount of discussion, it was
smended so as to require a majority of tbe
Board to remove or appoint employes, and It
was then placed on its Dassaee and passed bv
a vote oi oo to aa.
Senate, Feb. A. The bin to allow Infirmary
ui rectors to institute proceedings ior me
construction of ditches wss passed. The bill
to regulate the study of anatomy was amended
in various ways, and then laid on the table to
await a substitute.
Ilmue, Mr. Wrirhfa bill to punish nndue
familiarity with female pupils came up for its
third reading, and after being amended so as
to Include female teachers was passed. Bills
passed: To compel townships and school
board treasurers to make annual statements
of nuances in their hands; making the time
of killing deer one month later: to prevent
tnesuungoi quail, Virginia pannage and
prune cnicsens until isau. Bins introduced :
Allowing city councils to collect tax on the
aales of liquors ; repealing the law requiring
cities to purcnasc turnpiKes lying witmu weir
Senate, Feb. 7. Bills Introduced: To revise
and consolidate tbe laws relating to county
officers; to establish tbe State levy at the
same rate as last year, and to consolidate tbe
general revenue and asylum fund; to protect
candidates, providing mat wnoever asics any
reward for service to a candidate for nomi
nation, or applies to such candidate to pur
chase any ticket, or to give any money or
otner tning oi value, snau ne nnea or im
prisoned slxtv daTB or both. The bill tn pre
vent the partners of Prosecuting Attorneys
rrom aeienaing criminals was read me tnira
time ana passed.
-Boas. Twenty petitions prarlnr for the
pssssge of a local option law, or for some
legislation against the sale of Intoxicating
liquors, were presented and appropriately re
ferred. Bills introduced: Providing that if
but attorney or counaeiior-at-iaw snail aaic
demand or receive, directly or indirectly, anv
lee or reward ior procunng, or attempting to
procure, the pardon of anv person convicted
oi crime, ne snau oe liable to suspension irom
practice in anv county 'in this State: amend
ing the laws relating to the redemption of de
linquent lsnds sold for taxes; providing thst
an employe having a claim against an assignor
shall be entitled to pay for work performed
within twelve months in place of six months
provided the amount of the claim shall not
exceed $300; providing that certificates of In
terest in real estate snau pass aa personal
property ana assets.
Senate. Feb. 8. Bills introduced: Includinr
the breaking Into a cellar with intent to steal
among me otner onenses punisnanie as our
glsry by mistake this was left out of the
codifying work! ; allowing the sale of lands
under foreclosure of mortgage in sections in
stead oi as a wnoie, u me court snau so de
sire; authorizing cities of tbe first-class to
issue bonds to the amount of $250,000, and
to purchase lands suitable for park purposes:
allowing the redemption of lands sold at Ju
dicial sales wttnin two years by me debtor on
payment ot purchase money, taxes and inter
est, me land in tne meantime to oe neid oy
the purchaser; amending the act making pro
visions for the incorporation of cemeVery as
IIoum. A Joint resolution was introduced
providing for s vote at the next October elec
tion on sn amendment to tne uonsuiuuon
which shall provide that tbe license to traffic
In intoxicating liquors may hereafter be grant
ed under sucn regulations and restrictions ss
tbe General Assembly may prescribe, and that
tbe money paid for such licenses shall be ap
plied to me reuei oi me poor residing in me
township, village or city in which such money
may be collected. Bills Introduced: To com
pel all assessments of life Insurance associa
tions, except those of s purely benevolent
character, to come under the laws relating to
me Insurance ; to take away tne power irom
the Trustees of the Southern Railroad of run
ning that road and to compel them to lease it.
Senate. Feb. 10. Mr. Steedman introduced
a resolution asking Congress to pass House
pill no. B,D3 providing ior tne increase oi
pensions to $30 per month to soldiers who hsd
oet a leg or an arm in tne late war. iteierred
to the Committee on Federal Relations. After
the Introduction of several bills of a local na
ture the Senate adjourned.
liouite. a number oi petitions were pre
sented asking for legislation in the interest of
temperance. Several special bills were passed
snd the House adjourned.
The Coming Millions.
The Commissioners of Emigration
expect a large increase in the immigra
tion to America this year as compared
with previous years." Secretary Jack
son, in conversation with a reporter of
the Evening Post, said:
since 1872 the immigration has steadi
ly decreased from year to year up to
1878. in 1878 the total number ot alien
passengers arriving at the port of New
York was 121,369, an increase of 20,811
upon the number of 1877. This is
counted by the Commissioners as an im
portant indication that the flow of im
migration has begun to increase again,
and they have many facts in their pos
session which make them believe that
it will continue to increase. They learn
from correspondents and from steam
ship agents that there nas oeen recently
a great increase in the sale of prepaid
steerage passages to persons living in
America who wisn to onng over tneir
relatives. Most of these prepaid pas
sages are used by the Irish and Ger
mans. A large Scandinavian immigration is
expected. The American Emigrant So
ciety and other organizations of a simi
lar character, having branches in Nor
way and Sweden, say that large prep
arations are going on in those countries
for emigration to America. The news
has been gleaned by the societies and
given to the Commissioners through let
Lately the Commissioners have re
ceived a great many letters from En
glish operatives mill hands and men
wno nave Deen or are employed in iron
manufactories asking for information
with a view to emigrating. Their
wages have been so reduced as to make
it impossible for them to live and sup
port their families, or they have been
thrown out of employment by the gen
eral depression in England. They ask
where are the principal swollen centers
in the country, where the iron manu
facturing centers, eta, what are the
names of some prominent manufactur
ing firms. Almost all are men with fami
lies, and want to know where is the
best place to go to for employment after
they arrive in America. The Commis
sioners do not believe that mill opera
tives and that class of laborers can find
so ready employment as the good agri
cultural laborers. Just now the Com
missioners have more orders on the
books of the Labor Bureau for first
class farm hands than they can fill.
Inquiries are pouring in from Ger
many, particularly the Southern part.
where most distress prevails, asking
tne same questions mat tne laborers of
England are putting to the Commission
In 1880 the law of Russia, passedjn
1871, will compel the Mennonites to do
military service, from which up to the
present tame tney nave been exempt.
There are about 20,000 Mennonites in
America now, principally settled in
Nebraska and Minnesota. The law
which will go into effect in. 1880 will in
all probability drive many of them to
this country. The general immigration
from Russia last year was not so large
as the Commissioners expected, on ac
count of the depreciation of the paper
ruble, and the necessity of paying for
the passage in gold. Since peace was
proclaimed tne ruble nas steadily ad
vanced in value, and now the Russians
can dispose of the effects they leave be
hind them when they emigrate at better
advantage than tney could during the
Between 1872 and 1878 fSe'depreSsioB
in American business retarded the flow
of immigration to this country. - Now
business here is reviving, the, immi
grants have already begun to increase
in numbers and a large increase in 1878
is expected. In round numbers 120,000
immigrants are expected to come to
America through the port of New York
In view of this expected increase the
Commissioners are preparing a circular
to ne sent to the irovernors oi the dif
ferent States, inquiring what places are
tne nest lor immigrants to settle in,
what are the opportunities of employ
ment, what land can be obtained lor.
what is the rate of wages, the market
price ior produce, etc
The information thus gained will be
of great advantage to the immigrants,
and it will be furnished to them before
they leave their homes abroad or after
they arrive in America. . Many of the
western States have sent land agents
abroad to scatter information among
people contemplating emigration, but
during the last two years Germany has
Erohibited these agents from talking to
er subjects, and the agents are not
recognized by tne consular authorities.
JN. X. Evening rost.
The Pestilence In Russia.
The Vienna Medieo-Chirurgieal Cen
tral JSlaU of a recent date states tbe
origin of the pestilence in Russia as fol
lows: A Cossack returning from the
war to Wetlianka brought his ladylove
a shawl, which was probably a part of
his spoil. The girl wore it two days
and sickened witn all the symptoms of
the plague and died. During the fol
lowing four days the other members of
her family sickened and died. The
disease spread rapidly, but the local
authorities did not pay any attention to
it till half the inhabitants of the village
had died, and those remaining alive
were unable to bury the victims. The
epidemic had assumed serious dimen
sions by the 25th of November, but the
Uoverninent was not informed of it offi
cially until the 11th of December. Ten
days' further time elapsed before any
systematic or - energetic mesas -were
taken for preventing its spreading fur
ther. The authorities have since then.
exerted themselves to the .utmost to
make up for lost. time. As the only
way ot arresting tne disease is to pre
vent all communication between the
districts where it reigns and others
which are healthy, a double cordon is
being formed, nrst in the towns and vil
lages, shutting off the streets where the
plague reigns Irom the rest of the place,
and secondly by surrounding the places
with troops so that no person can pass
in or out. Quarantines are also being
instituted on the borders of the infected
Governments, and are strictly watched.
The population is said to take an active
. ... .i . . ,
part in preventing tne crossing oi tne
sanitary line, which begins at Samvan-
owska and runs upward on both bor
ders of the Volga to isatagnaska. Four
quarantines have been founded in Sa-
repta, Iwanowka, Otrada and Zaritzin.
A great drawback is the want of medi
cal men. The panic in Russia is almost
incredible. Hiverv class and station in
life have petitioned for the entire cessa
tion of all intercourse, even postal com
munication, between tne rest of Kussia
and the Volga. Letters sent from As
trakhan and Zaritzin are not received
by the persons to whom they are ad
dressed. Some people even refuse to
take paper money, fearing the germ of
the infection might be communicated
through it. It is almost impossible to
describe the terror which has taken
possession of the people.
The limes' correspondent at Berlin
says thai Russian railway cars are no
longer admitted to German territory.
The export of grain from Poland will
suffer severely from this restriction.
The Roumanian Government are dis
cussing the expediency of prohibiting
the transit of Russian provisions sent
to victual the Balkan army. The Rus
sian Sanitary Commission has proposed
to shut off the Volga line from all inter
course with Western Russia, and per
mit communication only under quaran
tine. Baptized in Ice Water.
There was an extraordinary baptism
at Palmyra, Pa., last Sunday. Mrs.
Martha Bowman, an invalid, aged fifty
five, was taken to Spring Creek and
baptized according to the rites of the
German Baptist Church. Being unable
to walk, she was placed in a chair and
carried into the stream by a minister
and an attendant. She was then im
mersed three times, the water being
cold as ice. When she was brought
out of the water the third time, the
Eallor of death was in her face. Her
uaband and children supposed that
she was dead, and being overcome with
emotion they gave vent to their anguish
in tears. The woman was wrapped in
blankets and taken to a neighbor's
house, where hot bricks and irons were
applied to her feet and stimulants ad
ministered, and after much exertion
she was brought to consciousness. Her
nrst worus on recovering to consc-iou--
nesB were: " uod, am 1 with your 1 am
so cold, so cold." It was some time
before the ice in her hair was thawed
out. Just before she revived, she could
hear her friends around her, but was
unable to speak or move. N. T. Tri
bune. The different dispositions of the
sexes is observable at the stamp coun
ter at the post-office. When there is a
line of people waiting their turn to be
served, the last man who enters falls in
at the tail end of the line and accepts
the logic of circumstances. The wom
an who enters last, however, walks im
mediately to the head of the line, and
nobody, of course, utters a protest
when she is served first. Newark Call.
Sitting Bull, our American Minis
ter to Canada, is about to return to his
native land. New Orleans Picayune,
The gambler's I-deal four aces. .
Of what trade is a minister at a wed
Three card monte has invaded En
glish railroad trains. '
Always hanging around the fellow
who puts up wall-paper.
The first hospitals for the insane were
in the sacred temples-of Egypt.
David Davis pronounces the new
hug waltz a failure. Boston Post.
Sheep-shearing by horse-power is
the latest labor-saving invention out.
The pancake is like the orb of day,
rises in the yeast and sets in the vest.
The Indians are fast retiring to their
reservations, which are six feet under
A Central Park, New York, official
fets tl,650 a year, and has a man to
o his work for 91 a day.
Cak any undertaker, when disposing
oi. his business, 'reckon- on the -good
will of his patrons? Andrews' Bazar. ,
' Books are . a man's best friends.
Thev never go back on him when he
lends them to a neighbor. Syracuse
Standard. j.:. ... ;i -.: . .-
Walter Richardson, of Carpenteria,
Cal., states that he raised this year
2.000 pumpkins, by actual count, on an
acre of land. -
Paul and Silas prayed themselves
out of jail; but it is by preying nowa
days that most people get in. Still
water Lumberman. . .
A MAN in London, England, has gone
crazy because he could not ascertain
why the tide ebbs and flows. This is a
case of .water on the brain. Free Press.
A Nevada - woman scolded . her
Chinese servant for not properly clean
ing a fish, and going into the kitchen
soon after found him energetically
washing it with brown soap.
" Somebody's Coming . When the
Dewdrops Fall,'? is said to be a very
beautiful song.. "oomeDoays tjoming
When the Note Falls Due," is not so
enchanting. Norristown Herald.
A lazy fellow once declared in pub
lic company that he could not find
bread for his family. " Nor L replied
an industrious mechanic; " I am obliged
to work for it." Tonkers Statesman.
Great joy sometimes proves fatal.
Therefore it is with some misgivings
that we announce to the world that a
Massachusetts base-ball player hanged
himself a few days ago. Philadelphia
During the past two years stock
raisers of Illinois have lost $3,334,920
by hog disease! . It seems as if it would
pay Illinois farmers to study the dis
ease and pay good sums for "sure
The Queen of Greece washes her own
dishes. We have often suspected that
the lady in question washes the dishes
in our restaurant, and leaves a goodly
portion of herself on them also. Jersey
Letters intended for this point
should be in future addressed: ''Steam
boat Landing at the mouth of Wolf
Rivsr, Taxing Diatrict,Shelby County,
Tenn., . opposite Hopefield, Ark."
Notwithstanding the decision of
the United States Supreme Court in the
Reynolds case, business is as active as
ever at the Mormon Endowment Home,
at Salt Lake, thirty marriages having
been solemnized there on Jan. 9.
ram sb of porgettulnkss.
From rolling wave to wave we press
Adown Time's flowing tide,
To that great sea Forgetf ulncss.
And in its bosom hide.
. . From the German of Serder.
Mt"s says it is not polite to ask
for cake," said a little boy. "No,"
was the reply, " it does not look well
in little boys to do so." " But said the
urchin, " she didn't say I must not eat
a piece if you gave it to me." Boston
Some scientific men claim that the
earth is drawing nearer the sun every
year. We don't know about mat, duc
we do Know tnattnrougnout me season
the bottom of the strawberry and black
berry boxes comes closer and closer to
the top every daj.--Hawk Eye. ,
Let us all go to France to be sick.
The village doctor in that blessed land
never asks for more than five francs for
a visit, and if you give him two he will
take it and be satisnea. indeed, wnen
he makes out a bill for services during
year, two francs per visit is tne in
variable fee. . . :
They had a Christmas tree at Dead-
wood and as each man's name was
called he went forward and got his
gift. One, was considered a " little
off." received a hangman's noose," .
with a card attached saying: " twenty
four hours to git outen the town." He
took the hint.
It is a noticeable fact that the people
in the prairie country of Iowa do more
work than any other people in the
West. This is because there is nothing
about the top rail of a barbed wire
fence that invites men to sit on it and
talk politics while the grasshoppers get
in the crop. Haw&-ye.
The pumpkin crop in Missouri was
large this year, and the St Louis girls
find the fruit just the thing to darn
their stockings over. A St. Lous poet
might truthfully write of the pumpkin:
It is good to darn stockings,
And darned good for plea.
. Chicago Inter-Ocean.
In the near future the customer will
say unto tbe barkeeper: Uimme a
cock-tail with- plenty of glucose and
citric acid, and not too much methyl
lated spirits;" and having tasted, will
say: " Not quite so sweet as I usually
take it a little more muriate of tin,
They were out riding. Said Theo
dore: " What tree, Angelina, bears the
most precious fruit?" Angelina " O,.
Dory! I can't tell, unless it is the cherry '
tree." Theodore looks unutterable
sweetness as he gazes into Angelina's
eyes and says: " ine axie-tree, dar
ling." uoston iranscnju.
It is cited as a carious fact that the
public affairs of England, a Protestant
country, are directed by a Jew; that in
Catholic France the most "-important
departments of the Government are di
rected by Protestants, and that the -Minister
of Foreign Affairs in Turkey
is a unnsuan. .-
"Why are you looking at me so in
tently, Alice?" said Theodore. "I was
gazing at vacancy," replied Alice,
dreamily, and yet -there is a twinkle .
about her mouth that shows her ap
praisement of the young man. Boston
The ordinary life of a locomotive
engine is stated at thirty years. Some
of the small parts require renewal
every six months. The boiler tubes
last five years, and the crank-axles six
years; tires, boilers and fire-boxes six
to seven years. The side-frames, axles,
and other parts thii iy years.