E. G. DeWOLFE & CO., Proprietors.
VOL. XVL-NO. XXXIII.
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Eight makes Might, and in that
Faith let us to the end dare
to do onr Duty as we understand itr-AB Lincoln
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twelve o'clock. Wednesday, to insure their ap
pearance in the paper. , , , .
The J ErvERSosi ax having by far the ""get
circulation of any paer in the county, affords
to ad vert were a val untile medium for their com
inuuicalion with the public -
Having made large additions to our establish
ment in the shape of material of the latest
aiyle. and having employed experienced and
careful workmen, we are prepared to execute
orders for every variety of Plain AMD r anCy
Job PRiBtTiso with neatness and dispatch.
The addition of Hu-ain Power to our establish
ment affords us great advantages oyer most
country offices in the way of low prices and
lattwork. Call with us. and be convinced.
HKST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Rev. A.
a Fields. Pastor. (Services every Sabbath at
W o'clock, A. and 7 o'clock P. M. Sab
bath School 12 o'clock, A. M. Prayer Meet
ing 7 o'clock P. M., Thursday evening. Cor
ner of Main and Hardin streets.
HOST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHJtev.
i a u-irs Pmanr. Kerviocs every tSabbaui
at loS o'clock, A. M-, and 7 o'clock, I.
babbath School V o'clock, A. M. Prayer Wt-
ing 7 o clock inursasy evening, wwwij,
aouth of Main-Cross street.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rev.
MMtinff 7 o'clock Thursday evening.
dusky street, west of Main street.
SWGLISU LUTHERAN CHURCH, Rev.
P . Hooper Pastor. Services every ISabliath
at IV4 o'clock, A. and 7 o'clock, P. M.
Rabbalh School at o'clock, A. M. Prayer
Meeting T o'clock Thursday evening. Craw
ford street, west of Main street.
UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST. Rev. T.
S. Intcle, Pastor. Services every Sabbath at
W o'clookVA. M, and 7 o'clock, P. M Sab
bath School at o'clock, A. M. Prayer Meet
ing! o'clock Thursday evening. Corner of
Crawford and West streets.
CHURCH OP GOD, Rev. T. H. ;De fihira,
pastor. Services every Sabbath at IV o'clock.
X. M and 7 o'clock P. M. Sabbath School
at o'clock A. M. Prayer Meeting 7 o'clock
Wednosday evening. Front street, west of
bT. MICH A EL'S CA TIIOLIC CHUR CH, Rev.
S. Flaming, Pastor. Every other Salibath,
First Mass at 6 o'clock, A. M- High Mass at
10, A. M Catechism at 2, P. M. Services in
English, Oennan and French. Mass every
morning at 8 o'clock, A. M. West end of
HERMAN LUTHERAN (SLJohn's)CHURCII,
Rev. M. Uuerkle, Pastor. Services every
other Sabbath at 10 o'clock, A. MM Sabbath
School at o'clock, A. M. Singing Society at
7 o'clock Friday evening. Corner of West
and Front streets.
KSULISH REFORMED (SL PatWt) CHURCH,
Kev. Jusiah May, Pastor. Services every
oUier Sabbath at 10 o'clock, A. M. East end
of Main-Cross street.
2TK'ZiL A? M. Sabbatb S.J.00I at
o'clock, A. S. Prayer Meeting at 7 o'clock
Wednesday evening. East end of Maui
. , u r, 1 av mrnvrTL. NO. SO R. fc S. M.
'kConyocationsond Monday In each
nouth. B. F. K.1MMOSS, T. L G. M-, B. F.l
FINDLAY CHAPTER, NO. SB, X. A. lt.-
14eu lar Con vocation. First Monday in each
monln. Wiixua Akoebsok, H. P, D. B.
mi Knr.A V IODGE. NO. 227. F. A. if.
Riumlar Communication First and Third
Wednesdays in each mouth. D. B. Beakik
, . W. M B. F. Hyatt, Secretary.
BLANCHARD LODGE, NO. 403. f.A A. M.
Regular Communication Second and r ourth
Wednesdays in each month. JA-ts Wlly
BOS.W. M, F. W. fuotiK, Secretary.
GOLDEN RULE ENCAMPMENT, NO. 92.
. u (i j, (Mated meetings on the second
a'ud fourth Fridays ot each mouth, 7 o'clock,
T, vi .i,i Allows' Hall. FatD. KlJt-
amah, C P, and li. ii- Hulltiuy, Scribe.
HANCOCK LODGE, NO. 73, . O. O. F.-
ttated meeUugs every Tuesday ?.e"mS l
4 o'clock, P. M in Odd r eliow's Hall. D. H.
pI'OH, nTg and G. F. Pesbi-ETos, Sec y.
F1NDLA Y LODGE, NO. 186, . O. . ".-
Slated MeeUngs every t nday evening. M. M.
vir 1' uniij il Ki.i.NMEa.Secretary.
Uegree il ee Uilh first Monday evening of
Findlay Business Directory.
CMUtmeTM Lis-es Isrte- lis tfcia
DesM.rtsaesiS4 Uprr at SlA 1X liars
mmivR A m. RANk'niS. Rank 1 1
I i M.u.J in Rawsnn's Block. No. tUL XLaiiT
street, Findlay, Ohio. Bmkirng Huut from 8
Ll m'doek. J, and from 1 to 4 o'ci& P. if.
A eaeral lianking business do.a Interest on
M. P. 8A6E. u,aA,EE ClEIIN. A. 8. J U LIES.
1 HENDERSON'S BLOCK, Findlay, Ohio,
.TiTi n-.uiriand. Ireland. Germatiy,
iud airprtucipal cities ot Europe, in sums to
P purceTand do a -txT
A UTHORIZED CAPITAL-tlO0,0OU. twug-
A nated Depository.ol tue cni pt""-
.... j i - it, lluiuid States.-
TtinfciinT Hours from uo "h1 "i
II Mil HI Wl"wwl , ,
flung Hours from 0 to 12 O'clock, M and
r. Henry Brown, J. H. Wilson, and Isaac Davis
RP. JoNSa. Pres't. t'.E. Nii-im. t ash.
a v t Uirmdort: fc f. Jones, " . u. t,
CU. BABS U,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office In .Cariin"
Block, opposite Court-house, Findlay O.
JACOB. F. BCBKET,
ATTORNEY ANDCOUNSELLOR AT LAW
and Notary Public Will attend prompt
ly ia all business entrusted to nis care, rar
tfoular attenUou given to Collections Paru-1
Uoaing of lands, and business in Pro bale
Gohrt- c r-rf (ha rvmrt
OrFICISon amuowi ,
House, In room formerly occupied by Brown
stBurkst. mv '
AARON B. SltAk-rKB.
HAVING formed a co-partnership tor
pracuce of Law, wifi practice in state
and "United States Courts, aud wiilgive
Iniion to all business placed
LEVr omceln wLe7.Block, Had-
D. B. BCABfMiLEY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW and C aim Agent
Will practice law in State and li . H. Courts
i r, taA Kni rksws iltt niKlrwi
ttSTj& JJfxbi willaiiend
kol ton vara act ng and taking depositions, othce
Room o7L tfeiodeon Building. Findlay.
E. T. DI SS,
A. ruptcy. lias superior fucilitiics fur conduct
In cases in Bankruptcy, in a speedy aud prop
i,,r. latuaua w l iitwiw.-j
J AS. A.
m i AVINQ formed a co-partnership,
H oromptly attend to ail business in and
oTJourtii, requiring the services of an aUor
wmy aud to tlis eoUecuon ol all claims against
the'Government or otherwise. Oilice-over
Head Ouarutrs," Findlay, Ohio.
WILLI AK CBIBBE9,
i TTORNKT AT LAW. will atteud prompt
A to ail legal bosineas entrusted to his
Omoer Swing aud Redlck's Shoe
Main Street. Findlay. Ohio.
i TTORVEY AT LAW "i Notary Public,
Al pVacVioe in all SUU. and Federal
Foort. 6tfio in Patumwn s WoctOorner
Main and Saudnaky Streets. indlay. phio
EtSONS wishing to boy a first-claa
IIaT"a aboald not trust to the repre
Zona at Lrmv.liua Mddlera. but call
6. W. KXMML,
Findlay Business Directory
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
THTICI AX A.N'D 8CROEON, will practl
I 1. 1 .Nritui lii frlnfilav and vicJnitv.
OFFICE -In Ewing's Blook,ln the room for-
sierlv occupied by lr. A.
CHAS OraTKKl-IX. W. X. DETWILKK.
OENTEKLI7Y Jt DETWILEB,
ttomopathic pinrsiciASS bvr-
1 1 GEOXS. Office and Residence Main SL,
opposite the "Golt House." Flnaiay on 10.
EXTRIKIX at MILLER,
FEIYSICIAN 8 A SURGEONS. Surgical and
Chronic cases desiring to consult Mr. En
triirin will and him In the office on Wednes
days and Saturdays from 10 o'clock a. nt, to S
o'clock p. in. lr Miller can be consulted on
Tuesdays ana r nuays at same Hours, iiiinn
In room formerly oosupied by Ir. Entrlkln.
JAS-SPATTIX. ASSOS Ul'ID. H. D. BALLAKD
BPAYTH. HfRD SV BLL1RD,
PHYSICIANS ASD SCRGEONS,havtng for
med a partneTKhip to practice Medicine and
Siinwrv m ill ttromutlv attend to all calls, ill-
am over Fmy EiunaWs lrug store.
C. E. BI7HL,
OPERATIVE AND MECHANICAL, DEN
tist, (Successor to Ir. lilecher, deceased,)
Cromley's Block. All operations pertaining
to the profession, carefully and skillfully per
DK. J. i'ABB,
SURGEON DENTIST, having practiced twenty-live
years in Findlay and vicinity, will
n.rt teeth in all the dlderent styles. Diseas
ed Teeth and Ourns treated in a scientific man
ner. Teeth extracted without pain, umce in
Henderson's Block, over Hancock Bank.
ft. J. X. Ul'BEB t'O,
DEALERS IN DRUGS, Stationery, School
Books, etc Prescriptions accurately com
ounded at all hours day or night. Perfectly
Pure Drugs guaranteed. Corner Main and
pain Crows ft rwU.
J. a. HEELEB V CO..
DEALERS In Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hataand Caps,
nt, et&, Nus. Bl and to. Main street, Findlay,
I. S. BAU.KXTIHK. Q. KLMK8. W. 8. POST
J. ft. BtLLESTISEAfO,
DEALERS IN FOREIGN and Domestic Dry
Goods, Millinery Goods, Yankee Notions,
White Goods, F'uruisuing Goods, No. 70, Main
B4BXET, fiSVBEB Jk CO.
THE GREAT CASH HOUSE, ""Old White
Corner," by Court House. A complete Dry
Uoods Store, Clothing Store, Boot and Shoe
store. Hut and Cap Store, Millinery Store, Fur
Store, Carpet Store. The place where dose
buyers buy. Follow the crowd.
J. ft. PATTEBSOS,
DEALERS IN DRY GOODS.Mlllinery Goods'
Ladles' and Gent's Furs. Dry Goods, Hats'
Caps, etc, Nos. 7 and W Main Street Findlay
ISAAC DAVIS. HIN1I B OBkUT.
T HOLES ALE AND RETAIL GROCERS
and Commission Merchauta and Dealers
in Flour. Saiu Fish. Wooden and Willow Ware
iic, Ac, Comer of Main and Sandusky Streets.
W. l DAVIS. J. W. DAVIS. JOSKPB MAXTUf
W. L. DAVIS s CO-
T' HOLES ALE AND RETAIL GROCERS,
I aud dealers in Flour. Provisions. Wooden.
Willow and Stone Ware, Coulectiouery, Fruits,
Notions aud general variety. Goods at Whole
sale, at Cleveland and Toledo prices. Nus. 21
and Zl, Main street.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS in
splendid stock of Fine Cut, Short's Plug aud
OinoalUg louaoco,. A iuu ttll o& nun uwuw
couslauuy on hand. No. 7a, Main Street.
B. B. HUB11. X. P. JONfcS.
R. B. Bl'BD t O,
MANUFACTURERS OF CIGARS and
Dealers in Tobacco, Cigars, Meerschaum
Pn.t Civar Holders, and a ueueral variety ol
smoker's articles. Two doors south ot the
SSPRAGUE, Proprietor, Main Street, Flnd
. lay, Ohio. The best of Stabling attached,
with careful and attentive employ eea in atten
MISS J ILIA A. PABMEB,
TvESIRES to call attention to ber stock ot
J Miilinery Goods, Hats, Bonnets and Trim'
uiings, which she is receiving at W. H. A J. I
Wheeler's Store, Main Street, Findlay, Ohio.
BOOTS AND SHOES
JOILN EWIKO T. H. BBDtCK
EWIS6 ft BEDICH,
T-VEALER8 IN BOOTS AND 8HOE8, Hato
U aud Caps, doming, Leauier ana r moiiigs.
Nos. 67 and tie, EwingV Block, Mailt Street,
f indlay, onio.
DEALERS in Agricull.vwstf Imptements, Iron
Nails, Glass, Sash, flatty. Bent Work, Cut
lery, Rubber and liMklher Ifcslling and a full
stock or Shelf Git. No. Oa, Ewing's Block,
U partnersliip for the practice of law in Hau
'", l.lr .nil other oountlea.
. CMIOHX, I A. BALDWIB
"lENERAL PRODUCE MEKCHANTS, Deal
i X e'rs in 'Buttex. Eaas. Lard. Feathers. Seeds
Dried Fruilis, BeeswaJt. Pells, Hides ani
try Produce of ail descriptions.
Y ADIESIaod GenL's Gold "Watches In large
Xi variety, at aiisauu s
Watcb & Clock Emporium
HEKBT BBOWK. W. H. ANDEBSOM.
Ieir Law Firm.
UENRY BROWN and WILLIAM H. AN
iit rsiiN. Attomevs at Law. have formed
PT v -amitted to Dractlce In both State
Q united States Courbtud will give prompt
aitmitiou to all business entrusted to thei
aitmitiou to all business entrusted to them in
...... ..( Aoiirta.
i,- u ui.iul Miixrilinn viven to Collections
Adiuiuislration and Guardian Matters, Settle
meut ot iusputea I ities u nasi muu, s
Otfioe at "Old White Corner," Up-Maln-
door ; sooth of Court-house.
tasaiU BROWN ANDERSON,
TtHE Board or School Examiners or HancocS!
county will meet at the New Union School
House, in uu uown oi r inaiay, ror me exami'
nation of Teachers, on the following days da
ring tne year isiu :
' Saturday, March 5th,
" March lwth,
" April ltith,
" May Slst
" August 6th,
" September 3d
" September 171b.
. - October bit,
- October 1 5th,
" November St n,
" November 1Mb,
- December 17th.
Examlnationa to ousuunce at half past nine
o'clock. A. M.
Each applicant is required to pay the Examl
mini a of filtv cenu on entering tne class.
All applicants are reouirea to lurnisn writ
ten testimonials of good moral character; those
- 1 - .rtirv to their faitlifuluess and success
these from Uieir last employers, who will
who have been enaagea in teaching lo ootain
1 teachers: which lesiimonlsls will be kept
, ran cemacBin wiu ui uhku w iuiuu, mix
amination; no pnvata examination will
held ; uo certificate will be antedated ; no can
didate will be admitted for re-examination
within three months after a second failure.
Applicants are requested to furnish specimens
'ail to comply with the above
requisitions will not be admitted for re-axami-
By order of lha Board,
taw ftwi-atarr Hoard nt Rnmlnn
Toledo bilvor Plato Go.
aw SL CUOr atrett, TOLEDO, OHIO.
Fine Silver Plated Ware.
Especial attention given to reflating old war
Close PlatinLearried on In ail its branches,
ciuse iriavout p.B.DAVI8,Supt
E. S. K latter, Agent for Findlay.
aar-Wa wamat all old ware reptatad to
aa good as the beat new ware. .
T.T.ftonaa warranted represanted,
A VECETASLE SICILIAN
r T T A T T?
IT WIIT. KKSTOKB GHAT IIAIB TO ITS
and create a new growth where it lias fallen
off from disease or natural uecuy.
Jit trill vrevent the hair from ailing omt.
AH who use it are uuanlinoii inawanlinp
U the praise of lieing the bent Hair Uressitife
"ur treatise on the Hair sent free by mall,
R. P. HALL.' IX)., Nasliua, N. II., Proprietors
For sale by all drugKtsts. viec 1,-41.
rog YOrNQ BEX,
On the Ruling PaNSlou in Youth and Early
Manhood, with BKLr 1IKI.P r uh Erring.
and nnfortunate. Sent In sealed letter enve-
InnM. free of charee. Address. HOWARD
ASSOCIATION. BOX P. PlIIIADEI-PHIA. PA
Tk. AilvertUer. having been restored to
health in s few weeks, by a very sin.ple rem
ed v. after having suffered several years with a
severe lung affection, and that dread disease
Consarapaon Is anxious to make known to
his fellow-BUfferers the means of cure.
To all who desire It, he will sen.! a copy ot
the prescription used (free of charge), with the
directions for preparing and using me same,
which thev will find a SfBE CURB oit cos
ipvKrmii AitTIISA. liUONCUITin. eic 111c
-. - f, 1 . . .
oblect of the advertiser in wilding the pre
serlDtion is to benefit the afflicted, and spread
Information which be conceives to o invalu
able; and he hopes every sunVrer will try bin
remedy, as it wlU cost them nothing, ana may
Drove a blessing.
Parties wishing the prescription win piease
address Rev. EDWARD A. WllJu.,
nolylj Williamsburg, Kings Co.. N. Y.
A gentleman wb o suffered for years from
Nervous Debility. .Premature Decay, aim an
the effects of youth fill Indiscretion, will, for
the sake of suffering humauity, send free to
aU who need It, the r aceipt and directions for
making the simple re inedy by which he was
cured. Sufferers wist Ing to pront ny tne au
vertiser's experience, can do so by addressing
In perfect confidence, JOHN B. OGDfc.N,
nolyl No. tjcediirsireet, . y.
Manhood ; How Lost, How Restored.
r- r-. Just piiblisho 1, a new edition ol
tfgrttr. t Slt'rrl eil rririimir,!
SmsV m Emsav on the ratncai cure (Willi
Ai out Me.iicliie.i of Spkkuatok-
u u . h a ant,.ini Weakness Iuvouiiilary
s.,niniii 1 jut Imnoi-.il cv. .Menial and
I-iivtJcal Im-miacitv. IniiM iliineiits to Mar
riage, Ac.; also CoiiHUinptiom Epilepsy, and
MtK. inaucea nv seii-inuuitt euv:.T, w
-fnee in a seaiei envelop r,, um; .-ein.i.
The celebrated author. In tuts aoimrame ev
mv. rlMriviiimiiiistrsiMi liv a thirty ycare
successful practice,! hut the .arming eouse-
queuces of self abuse may be r-uiicai.y curea
without tliedRmreroiis use of Internal Medi
cine or the application of the k nife; pointing
mil morle of -Hire at once Mllll le. erlilill and
effectual, bv meansof which -vTy sutlcrcr, no
matter what bis comiition inT :
tii,i,.u.iriiiir,ii- urivi-jlT mid mdiculhi.
,t-Ti.u i-n..tiir shiuild ! in the hands of
everv vouili aud evei v man ill Uie laud.
Hut. unner seal, in a uimh ,ri,vei,,MT, w
any address, pottftuid, on receipt ! six cents or
two post stamps. Also, ir uuvcrwti , ,"V
liageGulde.price'i renin Auuretw iiin uiiirai
Attormey at Law.
Notary PabUc and Real Estate Agent
Spktiai, Attest noil given to the collection
ot CLAIMS, buying an-1 selling llhAI. rJs-
TATK, negotiating LOANS and cu. -i AR
CING. . ... xjre....
OFFICE in orvn-esu corner ui I'l.t-"
BLOCK, Second story.
Bowling Green, CJIilo.
To tHo JPixlli.
a tiiu fanTTRft, would Inform the pi
A ii.. h M.111 emraaed in -civinK fits" to
all who may choose to honor him w
u..niarattAntlnn naid toeuttiiiir.nnd neat
and tast v fits warranted in all cases. Terms as
- .iu..k. niA m a rn.il. Hender
son's Block, up-stalrs. second disir fromlhe
F. R. Stewart &Bro.,
No. 4 Hale's Block,
Builders Hardware, Stoves and Tinware,
Nails. Glass, Putty, Ac.
FRANK. K LA BER
N FORMS HIS FRIENDS ANDTIIErUB-
up his room, north if lwvis Green's, where
he will constantly keep the various kinds ol
FRESH M EATS at as Low Prices as tney can
llc In general that lie uasrompieieiy uu
be bad elsewhere.
i. i..,. . lint the best stock, his cus
tomers may be certain of obtaining nrst-cla
meals, iueciw, inwj
CALL and see the celebrated Florence Sew
ing Machine at Klmrael's
Clock & W atcn imponum
SANDUSKY FILE WORKS,
Water SL, between Decatur 4 Fultoa Sta.,
Old Files re-cut, and warranted equal to new-
no 2g-2uV Sendor PrioiLr.
Wa An sntkh to Infonti yon, dear reader.
that Dr, Wonderiul, or any u,h.er'un"'un
discovered a remedy that u,mi',Vort'
when the lungsare osii n.-, - -- -
will cure all diseases, wneiiier ui "----
W 111 cmnwi uwcimi . i i
or estate, make men live lorever, and '
death to play for want of work, and utdesign-
ed to make
ir sublunary spnere a o ai.
bich heaven itself shall be
ninuiwi w w m i. ' . , , i
side sliow. You rave heard enough of
kind of humbugery, and we oo m w""'rr
"at by this timeyJu have become thoroughly
J'ZL.J, -.i.i. ii w..t when 1 tell you
DrTsage's Catarrh Remedy mil potUntly
le WOT ! Catarrh, 1 only assert
which thousands can testUy to. Try It,
-in i. n,nHiml. I will nay
w a n lor a case of Catarrh that I cannot
FOB SALE BY MOST DRUGGISTS EVERY
Pbice Osvr SO CBirra.
o iw irt isutiMitd. for Sixtn cent ;
Packages for w ; or a lmseii u.rio uu
Itwo-cent stamp for Dr. Sage's pamphlet
r.,.-h Address the Proprietor.
rpUS largest assortment of Spectacle in
xr' G. W, KIMJIEaVS.
MRS. SANTA CLAUS AND JESSIE
You've heard of good old Santa Claus? aye,
rhough not ol hlui I'm goiuf to telL but or hit
luvfl v m-i
And pretty little Jessie Brown, an orphan yon
must know :
The story it was told to me a long, long time
One stormy nlght-twas Christmas time-when
an i he children round.
Hung up their stockings, knowing well, with
ireiisuresiney u aiuuna :
rhen scampered luughingly to bed, to dream
away the niglit,
rheir little henrlKull fluttering with gladness
But there was one poor little girl her name
Who with her dear grandfather lived here in
Itmokliuven town :
But he was old and very poor, and oa his tears
Upon the little facoof her, his darling one, bis
This ( hristmaMv their scanty meal was
Yet Jessie looked as bright and glad as any
i.ut.in i,i lliniluru.
Kinging lurk ;
Aud wlmn lieside her grandpa's knee she llsp-
She lookml so sweet you would have thought
an angel hud been there:
Then Willi Hie "Hood nlnht" kiss she crept
atI ...avAiimir nrulvr
And smilingly asked, "Will rtanta,('laus come
.,,,w iiitimiiiii i ,l.iui f"
lulo her "tninille" tied.
! hoe he will," her grandpa said, and turned
away ins neati ; ,
Then, on a uall, hung up with care, her stock
With many a threadbare patch, all hough to
mi miii lie KnliMI.
mend is she hail tried :
A nd when he thought her last asleep be took
ll fn,lil tlm lliiil
Aud by the firelight you could see his face
looKeu strangely paie.
His fingers trembled as he sighed, "My pre-
ciitiw Mil le ilem !
Oh, would I hail a thousand crowns! I d put
them all in here."
Then in the slocking dropped some nuta, and
liung it up in nasie.
And, walking lo the door, looked out upon the
But as he looked a beauteous form before him
It was a lady, but she seamed as from some
a-kl llHP sltllsrA
Her mantle all embroidered o'er with glist'ng
(lakes ot snow ;
Upon her feet were samlals brlghht of frost
work, such as seeii
At noon, when glints of sunlight fall upon the
blades of green :
And oh! her eyes tliey were so bright! like
twinkiiug'stars they shone.
As in a gent le, dove-like voice, her errand she
"I am the wife of Santa Claus, and with him
mini, u imvn.
Because I wished so much to aee sweet little
rcillli. til lliwil.
Jessii Brown ;
You'll not refuse me, I am sure, an entrance at
The good I give the choicest gift out or my
Then from her head a string of is?arls she
Each pearl a virtue was; their like elsewhere
llllstilV 1111 U'flllllll.
were never lomm ;
And from her iockel forth she drew an hour-
uluu rillu.1 uilli mniil
That Intogolden crowns would turn If touched
l.v .li'iiikia.'li lillllil.
Then in thestH'klng, worn and old, she let the
With iiiuny other wondrous gifts too numerous
And tiilled It up with sugar-plums, the sweet'
Mil .ru irnrH it 1 1 1 U' II
Aud whisi-red oft in Jessie's ear, "These
Ihiugi are all your own.
Alow, sweet whistle then was heard 'twas
Santa Claus, they say.
Who, waiting all the wliile outside, now called
lus wile away. .... ,
To every bouse lliey went that night though-
llr.Mtli Iih vn town.
But none such priceless gilts received as little
[From Every Saturday.]
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF JOHN
[In the following extraordinary narrative
[In the following extraordinary narrative nothing is fictitious but the names of person.]
All Mr. (Jartwrigui gut-sw were
orrf-Rtlv I'liuled about the cvonta ol
tbe prcvioua evening, especially the
Wa have done all that can be
done for tbe present.my dear ladies,'
said Judge Griffin, "but 1 regret to
aav that as vet we have no clew
this myswry. uy vuo waj,
wright, suppose we try Miss Simp
. r . .i. ii.rf
0, pray, no!" said that young
lady ; "you know 1 have already ueen
so very unlucky about poor Mr. Ack-
land." . ..
Hut vou can t hurt his feelings
now, my dear, unfortunately, he
is not here: and really it is just pos
sible that you may be able to suggest
"l'shaw ! cried Uartwngni, impa
tiently ; "you don't mean to say you
aoriouslv believe in that nonsense,
"N'onsense or not, there is no narm
in trying," 6aid ine Junge, -uu ju
have, doubtless, some Ittier oi acb.
land's that will do '
"But," said Miss Simpson, "it
ouhtto be.please, something written
recently, if possible.
"Slav!'' exclaimed Cartwright, "I
have the very thing. I believe it was
the last thing John Ackland wrote in
this house. Anyhow, the writing
not a week old "
'What is it-?'' said the Judge.
i.Whv lii rpppint. to be sure, for
the ranuev I uaid bim ths other day,
Mr. Cartwright appeareu to regaru
tbis document as one of peculiar in
terest. He insisted on handing
miind and showinir it to every one
. - . " ..
ret larking at tne same uuits iu
"Ackland wrote a bolder hand than
any one could have supposed from
. . ' i i- .l. " Tiia nnl v tier-
I, lie lOUK ut tuc mail. " J
son to whose hands he did not seem
particularly willing to intrust it, was
Mis SimDson. All the party, how
ever, were eager for the experiment
lo berrin, and that young iauy we
much crged to try her magnetic pow
ers on the document.
Don't crum .le it ! ' cneu cars-
wright, nervously, as she took up
paper somewhat reluctantly.
Hardly had she touched it, how
AVPf before Miss Simpson's whole
frame seemed to be convulsed by
sharp spasm. . .
'Take it away P' she crud, "take
it away ! You have put me in rap
nort with a''
The rest of this sentence was
Hut Miss Simpson
fainted. It was a long time Deiore
ai.o win restored to consciousness
and then she declared that she
no recollection of ny thing which
I tell ou what it is," said Thilip
Cartwright to Judge Griffin that even
imr tiis is a very serious business
ami nr OUS-ht DOS tO DO toaiiiK
. . i i : ..-
.v. it Ynn must come with
To.iir- to Richmond to-morrow."
uni vnu BUSDeCl VIOieucej ui
.,ia9 aaid theJudse.
" . .. , , " o.a.l Part.
"J dOn S JillUW, Bmniit"
rrioht "I don t like tne iook oi
I believe that John Ackland when
left Glenoak had a large sum
mnnPtr with him. ror l Mad
talk with him about the possibility
chancing it at the nrst stage
i:iiarleston. We ought to lose
time, I think, in setting the police
Cartwrieht, accompanied by Judgi
Griffin went to Richmond the
day. A"d they did set the police
work. And Die polica worked
or a lorinigm, uu mnae a great
nany inquiries, nd suggested i
. . i , .
Teat many ingenious hypotheses.
ut discovered absolutely nothing.
'All we can do now,'' said tht
Judge'isto send or write to Charles
.on. But, meanwhile, don't you think
e ouoht to communicate with Mr.
Ackland'a friends in the North, or
relatives, if he hai any? Do you
know any of them?" ,',
Yes," said uariwngQt, "i nac
ihouoht of that before. Bat tru
paintul excitement or our inquiriet
uere during the last few days had
put it out of my mind. I am not
personally acquainted with any rela
tious of poor Ackland. But I believe
ie has a cousin Bt iioston a Air.
Tom Ackland. a lawyer. I think and
I'll write to him at once. 1 don 1
think I can do any more good here.
"Certainly not," said the Judge;
you've done all that man can do,
and more than anr man could have
lone without the wits and energy ol
"Hutl m quite knocked up, ' saw
. . ,
Cartwriffht. "and I shall return to
Mr. Philip Cartwright, however.
did not return to Glenoak so soon as
lie said. For on the evening of that
morrow he was slillat Kichmond.antl
engaged in the transaction of a very
important little piece ot business.
In the city of Richmond, Virginia,
United SUes, nd in a back street
nt a certain oiarter of that town
which was not very well reputed,
there existed a certain gambling
house which wai very ill-reputed
As it is fortunately possible tor tne
reader of this veracious history to
enter that house without losing cither
his character or his purse, he u
hereby invited to do so, and to grope
his wav. as best ho can,, up a tiara
and greasy staircase till he reaches
the third landing, where, in a small
rnnm to which "strangers are not
admitted." he will fiud Mr. Thilip S
Cartwrieht in close conversation with
a Mexican gentleman lately arrived
in Richmond. This Mexican gentle
man is of such modest and retiring
habits, that, although he his been
rosiiiont nhnut three weeks in tne
canital of Virginia, aad is a gentle
man of striking . appearance and
varied accomulishmenti, he is yet
unknown to any of the inhabitants of
that city, with the exception of two
or three enterpisiog spirits who are
interested in the fortunes or tno es
tablishmcut which he hat honored by
selecting as his temporary place ot
abode. Perhaps, also, the name o!
this interesting foreigner (which tig
ures on his visiting csrda as Don
Ramon Cabreray Castro) may be not
alLrioaUiev unknown tu come, proies
iioual stuuenia o' innrao, wuose
researches are recorded in the secret
archives of the Richmond Police
But, if this be o, neither he nor they
have as yet taken any steps towards
increasing their acquaintance with
each other. To Jhe select few who
have been priviltged to hold unre
atricted persona intercourse with
Dop Ra-non duung his short resi
dence at Richmrnd, he is familiarly
known as the Din. lie is a gentle
man of polish manners and pol
ished nails ; epicurean philoso
tiher. who taka the evil with the
good of life cfeerfully and calmly
Bv the side or e uon, even me ue
scendant ot tbe'itvsliers looks coarse
'I tell vou. said Cartwright. "it
was all no usei You mint get up
early if you wat to catch a Yankee
napping, lie vmld nave nothing to
do with it. Sal it wasn't in his line
of business. !ref, that cock won't
Just so,'' saiihe Don,without look
in up from thfaoccupation in which
hef was then atttrbed, for he was pa
ring his nails, aey were very pol
ished, very pit, and v.iry spiky
nads. "You faill, in short, my dear
"Not my fault,Veplied Cartwright;
"I did what I ell I."
"Of course,'' tid tha Don ; and
Don Fillippo can do more than a
man can do. bu did what you
could, but you oildn't dispose of
the notes. Just s; Where are they?"
"Here ' said Cawright,"and you'll
find them all righ" He pushed a
little black box scs the table, which
seemed to be coraon property of
the two gentlemcnfor Don took a
small key from hisjwn pocket open
ed the box, and talig from it a bun
die of bank notes,ield up one of
them against the ctdle (making a
transparency ot it;nd contcmpla
ting it with a tend, musing, and
"Thev are beautiuy made," he
murmured, eoftly ; j t look at the
watermark, mi quern, Don Phillip
po. A masterpiece art t
"Yes," said Cartright, ; "they
couldn't beat that in w York ''
"Not in all the wonnot in heav
en itself P sighed the on, wit'i that
nVirlnpd voice, extireive of sensu
ous oDoression, whiclk inspired by
th coatemplation ofiy perfectly
heantiful obiect. I
But I reckon yo better not
a a " ' I
drop em auous uiciond . 8aid
You think sor' raonded the
Don, musingly, "you feally think
"Our people are too Brp. 1 hey
were caught once, but like it they
won't bo canght twice."l .
"Caught once? ' I -"Out
and out. Two jrs ago.
By a Quaker chap trayg down
South for tne propaga.ui.oi uuris
lion knowledge, and vaUs little
manufactured articles or Jir sort."
'Then it's no use my Btsugherer"
said the Don. .
Don't think it is." said tttwright.
And I think you'd betlnay my
hill before I leave, my aea. ,end."
Til do what l promi.,- said
You really thina, tnen.said the
Don, "that there is no opjng lor
investment at Richmond t 't
"That's atact,'' aia L-arwh.t.
companion, "that if I did b8( w
3S of UuiUtUtwpttalr ihe
Rut vou rorges, resied . his
lenefit of your city, sir, and if tha:
peculation unluckily failed, I a
least should be spared the pain f f
sontemplatmg the failure, since J
bonld no longer be in tbe State. '
"It would fail," said Cariwright.
'beloreyou could get clear of tht.
States, and the Union has extradi
"Not with all the world.'' replied
he Don : "not with all America.
iven. Not with Texas, fcr instance.r
"Well, why not try Texas 8'
tnce ? Capital place. Just over tht
irontier, and just teyond the law."
"I'm thinking of iy' said the Don
Bat there are drawbacks. Judgi
Lynch, for instance, bowie knives,
and tar barrels, if a man has the mis
Fortune to lose popularity. Beside
'tis a devil of a distance, and though,
if course, you will pay traveling
"That's not in the bargain." ex-
claimed Cartwright, thrusting hi'
hands in his pockets, and walking ur
and down the room, not very unliki
Bengal tirer in a small cage. "I
never agreed to that, Don."
"But you will agree to it, of course
Prlends must help each other, espe
cially such intimate friends as you
and I. And just now, you know,
yon are bo rich, at least, so much
tidier thau I."
"I ain't rich," said Cartwright;
and vou know it. But 1 have an
"Felicita !" cried the Don, bowing,
"Ideas are valuable properties.
Yours especially, my dear friend
Virginia mines; you don't work 'em
half enough. I suppose you want s
partner. What are the term" f
"I want you to go down lo uuaries
"It is out of my way."
"And from there to Texas ?"
"And from there to Texas.''
"Business at Charleston likely to
"A month -at longest. 1'ossiuiy
Say a month, then. Charleston
is a dear city. Month's board, lodg
ing.cariiage hire, small pleasures "
"For a foreign gentleman of dis
tinction. Living twice as ueir lor
foreigners as for natives. Uisk paid,
too. Risk's everything in the calcu
lation, you know. May bo heavy.
Haven't heard what it is vet.
"None in the world. But I must
think the matter over. Mtet me here
to-morrow night at the same hour.
If we agree aa to terms, can you
start at once ?"
Tue sooner tho better, my dear
'Then to-morrow night."
"I shall await you here."
"And now'' said Cartwright, "to
gat r.nt of thin nursed den without
beiosr seen. Don t forget to mor
So the two gentlemen parted for
They met again on the following
day according to appointment. On
each occasion the conversation be
tween them was carried ou in Span
ish, the only language which Don
Ramon spoke fluently. In the inter
val between their first and second in
terview, Cartwright was busilj' en
gaged idl day and a great part of the
night, too, in his own room at the
hotel, probably in some occupation
of a literary nature ; for before he
began it he had purchased a great
quantity of writing materials, vari
oua kinds of inks, various kinds of
a a . a
pens, various kinds oi paper, ana
when he had finished it he left be
hind hie, as he unlocked the door
and went to keep his appointment
with Don Ramon, not even a pen or
a scrap of paper. The workou which
he had been bo assiduously employed
must have absorbed all these inaterl
aid, and perhaps spoiled inai.y of
them ; for iu the room, as he left it,
there was a strong smell of burnt pa
Oa the morrow of that night Don
Ramon left Richmond, not by the
ordinary conveyance but by a horse
and buggy, which he had purchased
for tho purpose, since, he said, he
wa traveling for hU pleasure. And to
a gentleman who could afford to pav
for his pleasure, nothing was less
pleasant thau lo be booked from
place to place like a parcel. The
same day Philip Cartwright returned
Mr Cartwright had not forgotten,
before returning to Glenoak.to write
to Mr. Ackland'a coupon, at Rston,
as he had promised Judge GriiUa
That letter informed Toiu Ackland
of his cousin's sudden impatience to
leave Glenoak, in consequence of an
unfortunate incident, having refer
ence to the name of a lady at Boston,
with whom the writer believed that
Mr. John Ackland had been acquaint
ed previous to her marriage. It nar
rated the circumstances already
known to the reader, of the depar
ture lrora Glenoak, the mys'erious
return of the horse, and the failure
, of Mr. Cartwright, assisted
friend, Judge Griffin, and
Richmond police, to discover any
tidings of his late guest.
On the evening or his return to
Glenoak, Mr. Cartwright was in ex
cellent spirits. He kissed his littie
daughter with more than usual pa
ternal unc.ion, when she bade him
good night that evening.
He was pleasantly awaueneu next
morning, by a dispatch from the inn
at the coach's halting town, inform
ing him that Mr. Ackland had just
sent to fetch away his luggage which
had been lying there, in charge of
the landlord, ever since the day on
which John Ackland left Glenoak.
The landlord had delivered the lug
gage to Mr. Ackland'a messenger, on
receipt of an order from Mr. Ack
land, which the messenger had pro
duced, authorizing him to receive it
on Mr. Ackland s ben air. luis or
der the landlord now forwarded to
Mr. Cartwright in consequence of
the inquirwa which the gentleman
had been making with reference to
Ur. Ackland. The messenger who
called for the luggage bad informed
the landlord that be had come irom
Petenburgh, where Mr. Ackland bd
en Uid up by the effects of a hat
ccident ; from which, however, ht
as now so far recovered that he in
.tnded to leave Petersburgb earh
et morning accompanied by agec
. eman with whom he had been stay
. ig there, and by whom, at Mr.
Vckland's request, this gentlemar
i ad been sent for tbe luggage.
Mr. Cartwrieht lost no time ii
.ommunicaling this good news, botl
o hU friends at Ilichmond, and t
ilr. Ackland'a cousin at Boston. In
loing so, he observed that he fearet
Vlr. Ackland could not have com
ilcttly recovered from the effects ot
lis accident whatever it was whei
ie sigued the order forwarded to
ki'.enoak ; lor he had noticed that it
.he signature of this order, the usu
illy bold and firru character of Johc
Ackland'a handwriting had bocomt
ib.uk y and sprawling, as though he
tad written from a sick-bed.
Now Tom Ackland wa3 rendered
o anxious, that he resolved to leave
Boston in search of his consin ; anri
'ie certainly would have done to ii
tie had not received, on tue roiiow
ing day, th"i3 letter, written in
Urango hand, aud dated from Peters
"My dkab Tou You will bo sur
prised to receive from me, so soon
after my last, a letter in a strange
land. An I, ludeed, 1 uave a long
itorv to tell you in explanation oi
this fact; but for the sako oi inj
kind amanuensis, as well as for my
sake ( for I am still too weak to die
late a long letter), the story must be
(old briefly." The letter then wini
on to mention that Mr. John Ackland
had loft Glenoak sooner than he had
iutendc-d at the date of his last letter
to his cousin, availing himself of Mr.
Cartwright's loan of a horse to catch
the Charleston coach. How Cart
wright had accompanied him through
the plantation, and had insisted on
taking a coup'.c of guns with them,
"though I assured him that I was no
sportsman, my dear Torn ;" how, in
consequence of a shot fired suddenly
by Cartwright from his saddle, at a
hare, which he missed, the mare on
which John Ackland was riding had
Income rather restive, "making me
feel very uncomfortable, my dear
Tom ;" how, on parting with Cart
wright and probably a little more
than half-way lo his destination, at a"
place where there w?re cross-road",
Mr Ackland had encountered a bug
gy with two persons in it (an English
gent'eman and his servant, as it
afterwards turned out), and how this
buggy, crossing the road at full
speed close in front of his Lorse, had
cau3cd the horse to rear and throw
hiiu. He had immediately lost con
sciousness. Fortunately, the per
sons in the buggy saw tho accident
and hastened to bis assistance : the
more in tha mean while, havingtakoo
to her heels. Finding Mm lnsenai
hie and severely injured, they had
onveyed him with great care to
Petersburgh, whither they were go
ing when he met mem inereiuey
obtained for him medical assistance.
II a believed he had been delirious
for many days. lie could i-ot yet
use his right arm, and he still felt
great deal of pain aliout the head.
He was, however, sufficiently recov
ered to fe. 1 able t j leave Petersburg,
traveling easily and by slow stages.
His kind friend, Mr. Iforbes, the
English gentleman who had taken
such care of him, was going to meet
his yacht at Cap Hatter as, intend
in" to sail to the llavannah, and had
kindly offered to take him in the
vaclit as far as Charleston. John
Ackland hoped the sea voyage would
do him good. Thev intended to
start immediately, that evening or
early next morning. Tom had bet
ter aldress all U tters for the present
to tho postoftke, Charleston.
A few lines were aided by Mr.
Forbes, to whom this letter had been
dictated. They described Mr. Ack
land'a injuries as Bcrlou?, but not at
all dangerous. A bad compound
fracture of the right arm, broken in
two places, 'i he surgeon had at first
feared that amputation might be nec
essary; nut Dir. roroeswas nappy
to say that the arm had been set, and
he trusted Mr. Ackland would event
ually recover thu use of it. There
hid been a severe concussion of the
brain, but fortunately no fracture ol
the skull. Mr. Ackland had made
;ood progress during the last week
Mr. Forbes was of opuuou that Mr
ckland was suffering iu general
health and spirits from the shock ol
the tall he had had, rather than from
anv organic injury.
On receipt of this letter, lom Ack
land wrote to his cousin, addressing
his letter to the post-office at Charles
ton, and enclosing a line expressive
of his thanks, lor Mr. Forties, to
whom he hoped John Ackland would
be able to forward it. He also wrote
to Mr. Cartwright, thanking that
gentleman fcr his kind interest and
exertions, and commubiciung 10 mm
what he had heard of his cousin from
Mr. Forbes, When Cartwright men
tioned the contents of this letter to
Judo-e Griffin, "I always thought,''
said the Judge, "that tbe man would
turn np somehow or other. We need
not have taken such a deal or trouble
about him.' All further proceedings
with a view to obtaining information
about John Ackland were lmineai
atdy stayed; and Mr. Cartwright
made it handsome present to tue
police of Richmond lor their "valua
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
Justice to thk Ivdiab. Gens.
Thomas and Ord, in the-Department
of California, call for additional leg
islation by Congress for the benefit
of the Indians. They say that, at
present, if a white man kills an In
dian, he rarely suffers punishment,
while the whites take vengeance on
whole tribe if one oi their pwn num
ber is murdered. These Generals
recommend that the military have
power to arrest the murderers on
either side, without waiting for the
lardy hand of the civil authorities;
and also that Indians may appear
witnesses in cases affecting them
selves. The Secretary of War and
Sherman concur In these sug'
We wont give up the Bible,
oiv I iook ot trutn ;
The blewvd stall of honry agei,
The iml'tleof ear y youth:
Thesuu thai shed a glorious light.
O'er everv dreary r.ad.
The voire tout Kiieukia Savior's love.
And calls us home to God.
We won't give np the Bible,
r'or plea.-nre or for pain ;
We'll Imiv tue truth and sell It not
Kor aU ttiut we might gain;
TAiwA Mim should try lo lute our prize,
Bv guile uul cruel uinchl,
WeIl surfer all tlint man ran do,
Aud-lind duieud the right. .
We won't s-ve up the Bible,
But spread it lar and wide.
Until lis saving voice be heard
Beyond the rolling lids
Till all shall know It saving power
And w'th one voiceand heart,
Ri-olve thai from Ood's sacred word,'
We'll uever, never part.
General Councils of the Roman Cath
In view of the Ecumenical or Gen
iral Councilor, the. Uoiuan Catholic
Church now convened at Rome, the
following list of the General Councils
'hat have been held, and the reason
tor whi:h they were convened, is ot
The first General Council was that
of Nice, held in 325, for the purpose
of refuting the heresies of Anus, wht
tsserted that Christ was iu'erior to
The second General Council was
held at C iisUiitiiiOile, ad, 381, to
refute the errors of Micedonius, who
asseited that the Holy Ghost was not
one of tl'e three Divine persons.
The third General Council was
Ik Id at Eohesus iu 431, concerning
the heresy of Nestoriu?, who asserted
t'lat the Blessed Virgin should not be
called the Mother ol God.'
Tne fourth General Council met at
Chalccdon in 431, to decide on tht
luctrine of Eiitiches, who denied tht-
humanity of Chiist
The fifth General Council was held
at Cor.atuutiucple in 553. It con
Jomned the heresy of Origen, who
asserted that the Holy Ghost lsnotb
ing more than divine energy of power
of acting, Ac ' -
The sixth General Conncu met at
Constantinople in 6S0. It condemn
ed the doctrine of the Monotholites.
The seventh General Council met
at Nice in 787, to denounce the impi
ety and heresy of the Iconoclasts
who opposed the veneration or im
The eighth General Council met at
Constantinople in 96), and confirmed
the reverence of images and other
regulations of the Church.
The ninth General Council and the
first Lateran met 112G. '
The tenth General Council and the
second Lateran met 11J9. This
council among other matters, con
demned the act3 of Arnold at Bres
The eleventh General Council also
met iu the Lateran, 1107. This
oooncil ordained that the l ioht of vot
ing lor a new Pontiff should from
that time forward belong exclusively
to the College of Cardinals.
The twelfth General Council also
met in the Lateran, 1215. This
council, among other matters, gave
its consent to seventy chapters drawn
up by the Pope, who presided at it
The thirteenth General Council
met at Lyons in 1245. Its objeet
was that of deposing in the Emperor
credenck. It also treated or three
othersubjects: First Tbeasslstiog
of the Empire of Constantinople
gainst the Turks; second Ger
many against the Tartars ; and third
The Hoiy Land against the Sar
acens. The fourteenth General Council
met at Lyons', 1274, for the purpose,
among other thiugs, of re-uniting the
The Sfteenih General Council met
at Vienna, 1311, for tho purpose ol
suppressing tha Order of Knights
Templars aud the doctrine of the
"Brethren and Sisters of- the Free
Spirit,' a German institution con
Th i sixteenth General Council was
that of Coustance, which assembled
in 1414, on account of a dispto that
existed in the selection of a Pope,
there btiiig n less than three claim
ants for the holy office.
The seventeeth General Council is
knowu as that of Ferraro and Flor
ence. lis object was the re nniou ol
the Latin aud Greek Churches.
The eighteenth General Council
was the Conned of Trent, which was
convoked in 1515 by Pcpa Paul III,
to refute the heresies of Lulher,
A writer shows how it is that the
vast population of China is enabled
to live and thrive : For patient and
untiring industry, it seems to me,the
Chinese have no equals Anything
which needs great labor and but lit
tie skill, thev cart do belter than all
the world brsi.ie. If it be the dig
ging of iunumerable miles of canals,
or building of great walls mat stretch
half way across a continent, they can
do it. There are no more careful.
thrifty, economical tillers of the soil
than they; even lae steepest nm
sides are redeemed from the wante
hr narrow tei races, and their broad
er fields are kept as tidily as gardens.
They spare no labor nor economy in
the enriching of the soil, and work
hour after hour to irrigate it, carry
ing the water oftei; for considerable
distances in buckets swung across
their shoulders. They use very lit
tlo agricultural machinery, and all
their implements are of the rudest
sort. What they depend on is the
ceaseless drudgery of patient manual
labor ; and by this alone the agricul
tural miracle which makes all China
one great garden has been wrought
Tub Empress Eugenia, during her
visit to Constantinople, made pres
ents to the amount of $100,000. A
Paris letter states that the Emprass,
some two months ago, left in pawn
with Mr. Ledien, general superin
tendent of the public pawn-brokais'
offices In France, a solid gold foot-
warmer, with two lions carved upon
it, and a hygienic belt of the same
material, with diamond clasps, asking
.he loan 4 of 140,000 francs for one
month. lae money was given,
though by no means wiiuuiy.
Distressing Mining Disaster—Ten
Another mining calamit-
purred in Pen nsy Ivan ion. wh
tot do ternuie aa that at i
tas brought death cdr
nanv noor lmn..i..i , '8t
lay morning, the l$th
clock, a part nf
inst, at 5
r ... f-i 'is
uuo V.UJ1 Alma.
Stockton, penn L"ViUg' of
oud noise. w " "ith
nasses of eartK owa
' 1 1 inn i
pied at the time ' t.
u,cu were occu-
swallowed iu tha r..; Per"on9 were
... 1 We ruia. Mr. Schwenk.
. 1i..k. "? Of ID ftmi g vears.
Mr. Ranch hi. M!' n iufant
child, s-v r. :-e, mother and
ith their i- bare5j eSCap
Wetheran rR-IlV3- Mia9 Mar
ration, "J,"1"? lDf J S dU
"baeqaeniJ ' thft ab89' but w M
uousm r ? moved out ot their
in ofVtai ,nff a Bim mrther falling
lier t"J the forking of the col-
rounriT; the 8Urfce of
ground under the homes.
Lives Lost. The Bible in Schools.
The Christian World, gives a re
port of the final hearing before the
Superior Court cf Cinciunati, on the
question of the legality or excluding
the Bible from the public schools,
the case excited extraordinary in
ser; nj the court room was
thronged with spectator, many of
"Six gentlemen adJressed the
court from as many different private
standpoints. First, Mr. W. M. Ram
sey, a 3Iethodist, for the plaintiffs ;
then jU(jg(. st&ilo, a German nation
alist, for the defence; then Judge
Geo. IIoadIrf a Unitarian, on the
same side ; then Geo. R. Sage, a Bap
tist, for the plaintiffs; then Judge
Stanley Matthews, a Presbyterian,
'or the defence; and lastly, Ilufua
Kind, Episcopalian, oa behalf ot the
'Five days were occupied by the
iuuu:.ei presenting the legal aspects
of this important and interesting
case, ami ih arcrumonta wera in
every wy worthy of the Cincindati
r. Few finer specimens of foren
sic eloquence have been given ; some
passages of some of the speeches will
be historical." The court's decision
has not been announced.
Iowa comes to the close of Us fis
cal term of two years in a most
healthy condition as regards Gnances,
It has a debt of only 300,000, none
of Thichis due until 1831, and none
of which can be purchased at par.
There is in the state treasury a son
of 8 .03,193.86, and the liabilities
outside of the funded debt are too
insignificant to be mentioned.amount
ing to considerably less than 850 -
000. Tho resources of the state.
immediately available, amount to
upward of two million dollars, and
the entire amount estimated to be
necessary to pay the expenses of the
state government for the next two
years, including extraordinary and
unknown appropriations, is only
$1,1SS,000. During the last two
years the taxable property of the
state has increased by the sum of
thirty-eight million dollars, making
tbe state taxation, which was scarcely
felt before, still lighter. Iowa, we
learn, is receiving enormous addi
tions to her population by immigra
tion, and this can hardly excite sur
prise iu view of the attractions of tbe
state, not the least of which is the
admirable manner in which all her
affairs are managed. Cltve. Leadtr.
TitouBi.Ks is Ikclako. Matters ia
Ireland seem to be steadily growing
worse instead of better. The Eng
lish cabinet has held frequent ses
sions lately to consider thei case, and
at one of these meetings last week it
was resolved to declare the county of
Tipperary and portions of the county
and city of Londonderry in a state of
insurrection. The suspension of the
writ of h-beua corpus ia also advised,
aud live thousand additional troops
were to be dispatched to the rebell
Tns numerical state of Methodism
in England, as set forth in the report
of the conferences, is a follows :
The Methodist Reform Union num
ber 8,659 members decrease, 784 ;
the M thodist New Connection, 33,
095 members decrease, 555 ; Bible
Christian, 26,221 members decrease,
106; Methodist Free Churches, 69,
092 members decrease, 149 ; Piimi
tive Mtthndisr, 161,223 members
increase, 1.431; Westeyan Metho
dists, 345,52(i members increase,
Mr. Pealiody'a will leaves 400,000,
or $2 000,000 to be disposed of in
England. 9750,000 go to the poor
of London. Tbe trustees of his es
tate are George Pealiody Russell,
and two other nephews. They are
to settle his estate in America, and
are residuary legatees. Their por
tion, after the other lelatives have
received tl eirs, and ail the claims
are met, will amount to from $750,-
000 to 1 1,000,000.
Improved Morals at thk Nation
al Capital. Kev. Dr. Newman
writes that the inauguration of Gen
eral Grant as President wia'th
beginning of a moral revolution in
Washington. "The nation has just
reason to be proud of the personal
purity and official uprightness of
President Grant, Mr. Colfax, and
Chief-justice Chase, together with
other prominent gentleman connected
with the Government.
The report of the Public Printer
for the year ending September SOth,
1869, is out. The princioal fact of
general interest in it is that the whole
expenditure of the printing-office was
C1,5U7,4U, which is about 1200,000
more than the expense of last year,
and 90,000 less than 1867. He rec
ommends the enlargement of bis
building, at an estimated coat ot
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