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7. H. JTJLIAH, Editor.
PUBLISHED EVKKY SATURDAY.
A syndicate of JmiWnt financiers in
Europo havo proposed o loan the Stato
of Louisiana $12,950,000, for which the
State must call in and pay off hor pres
ent debt at par with interest to date of
retirement. The Stato must then issuo
tho same amount of ' bonds to the syn
dicate, bearing 6 per ceit. IntercBtj
principal and interest made, payable in
45 years. Under this arrangement the
State would be required to pay only
about $550,000 per annum on account
of principal and interest, instead of
$800,000 now required to pay interest
on Stato bonds. ,' It is believed, how
ever, that this proposition can not under
tho Constitution and present Stato laws
It is estimated, according to official
advices received at tho Treasury De
partment, that the yield of tho precious
metals in Nevada and California will
aggregate for the present calondar year
$38,000,000 of gold and $27,000,000 of
ailver,' as follows : Mines of the Corn
stock Lode-silver, $20,000,000; gold,
$17,000,000; rest of State of Nevada,
$G,000,000 silver, $1,000,000 gold; Stato
of California, $15,000,000 gold and $1,
000,000 silver. .'
The bill introduced by Senator Wal
lace to authorize a long bond for invest
ment of savings, directs tlw Secretary
of tho Treasury to issue in lieu of an
equal amount of 4 per cent, bonds, au
thorized by tho act of July 14. 1870, a
sum not excooding $100,000,000 United
States coupon bonds in denominations of
$25, $50 and $100, in equal sums, each
denomination redeemable in coin of tho
present standard value after sixty years
from datoof their issue, and bearing in
terest' payrtblo semi-annually in such
coin at a rate of 3C5-100
per cent, per annum. These bonds
aro to bo exempt from all taxation. The
romaindor of tho bill is as follows:
" The Secretary of tho Treasury shall
kcop said bonds for sale at tho different
Sub-Treasuries f tho United States, and
shall disposo of the same at par and ac
crued interest for coin, or for United
States legal-tender notes at tho rate at
which tlioy may then stand in tho mar
ket, and such legal-tender notes shall
be reissued, but tho proceeds and coin
received for such bonds shall he applied
to the redemption of outstanding 5-20
bonds of the United States."
The official returns of the Ohio elec
tion shew tho following result on Gov
ernor: Bishop, Democrat, 273,213;
West, Republican, 249,031; Johnson,
National Greenback, 1C.703; Bond,
Workingmcn's party, 12,515; Thomp
son, Temperance, 4,850; scattoring,183.
Bishop's plurality over West, 24,182.
The recommendation of Mr. Simon
Cameron a3 Minister to England by the
Pennsylvania Republican delegation is
said to be the cause of no little embar
rassment to the Administration. Presi
dent Hayes, it is stated, having deter
mined to appoint a Pennsylvanian to
tho English mission, notified tho Repub
lican delegation of that Stato of his pur
pose, at tho samo time requesting tbcm
to unite in recommending some one for
tho place. They had a meeting and with
singular unanimity agreed upon
Simon Cameron as tho man to receive
tho appointment. It was an open se
cret that both President Hayes and Sec
retary Kvarts favored the appointment
of Mr. Woyno McVeigh, who it was
thought would be acceptable to all par
ties, whilo it was equally well known
that Ex-Senator Cameron would not
prove acceptable to tho heads of the
Administration. Political circles seem
to be about equally divided in opinion
as to whether or no Mr. Cameron's
namo will be sent in for confirmation.
Senatoh Withers of Virginia has
introduced a bill for the relief of own
ers of property in the late Confederate
States, which was sold under what is
known as the " Confiscation act." The
bill provides that the Government of
the United States will pay to the former
owners of iwh property the amount of
money received for their land at the
sale and receive in return a quit-claim
convevancc of ownership, which title
can be transferred to the purchaser.
The Mexican question, U is stated,
bas lately occupied the attention of the
Cabinet, Governor Hubbard having
made a formal appeal for Federal pro
tection againt bonier raids. The Gov
ernor in his communication gives in de
tail the ieceive raids and the last
failure of the Mexican authorities to sur
render four criminals under the Extra
dition treaty. The facto here given, it
1 ...Ll.-i M
is stated, put the wnoie suDjeci, oi
border difficulties on a new basis, and
the Administration is inclined to regard
it as constituting a new and very serious
cause for action.
The Senate Committee on Privileges
and Elections havo agreed to make a
thorough investigation of tho Louisiana
nnsn.nn il have renuested Messrs. Spofford
and Kellogg to present in writing tholr
views as to tho scope ol tne investiga
tion, which will Includo the question of
the legality of the Legislature by which
each claims to be elected.
,' The Commissioner of Patents has
completed his annual statement of the
business of his oflico during tho past
year. Tho total receipts from October
1, 1870, to October 1, 1877, were $709,
044, and tho expenditures for tho same
time $004,090, showing an excosss of re
ceipts over expenditures of about
$105,000. The number of patents ap
plied for was 18.G29; , trade-inarks
registered, 1,324 ; labels registered,
579. Tho number of patents allowed
but not issued on account of failure to
pay the final ; fee, owing, it is stated, to
tho severity of Jthe times, was 4,271.
Patents issued, 14,242; trade-marks
and labels, 1,517. This is a reduction
of about 10,000 jn the number of pat
ents issued as compared with the pre
vious year. No radical change in the
patent system of the United States is at
Returns from all tho counties in
Iowa, except Lyon, in which the vote is
very small, give Gear (Rep.), 121,207;
Irish (Dem.), 79,134; Stubbs (Green
back), 33,503; Jessup (Prohib.), 10,
437. Gear's majority over Irish, 42,
133. The Legislative returns show that
tho Republicans will have a majority of
71 on joint ballot.
The President on the 29th issued a
proclamation designating Thursday,
November 29th, as a day of National
thanksgiving and prayer.
The Chairmen of the principal House
Committees are as follows : Ways and
Means, Wood of New York; Appropri
ations, Atkins of Tennessee; Judiciary,
Knott of Kentucky; Banking and Cur
rency, Buckner of Missouri ; Post-offices
and Post-roads, AVaddell of North Caro
lina; Elections, Harris of Virginia; Pa
cific Railroads, Potter of New York;
Claims.Bright of Tennessee ; Commerce,
Reagan of Texas; Public Lands, Mor
rison of Illinois; Public Expenditures,
Hatcher of Missouri; Military, Banning
of Ohio ; Indian Affairs, Scales of North
Carolina; Naval Affairs, Whitthorne of
Tennessee ; Territories, Franklin of Mis
souri ; Railways and Canals, Schleicher
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Senor Mata, Diaz's representative
at Washington, hiv gone homo, having been
unable to secure the recognition of the Diaz
Dr. John Poisai., Chaplain of the
House of Representatives, was once a shoo
makcr, and studied theology while working
on his bench.
Jf DHE Kei-LEY is the senior Republi
can and Speaker Kandall the senior Demo
crat in the House both from Pennsylvania.
Pkof. Todd, of Tabor College, Iowa,
pronounces the Colorado "petrified man"
to be a fraud in fact, a twin brother of the
Cardiff Kiant, chiseled out of stone, with the
evident purpose of " chiseling" a credulous
George L. Fox, the well known pan
tomimic actor, died on tho 24th at Cam
(Ji:een Pomare, of tho Society Is
lands, is dead, and her oldest son, Araianc,
has been proclaimed King.
Gen. Gkant arrived at Paris from
London on the 24th, and was received at the
railway station by Minister Xoyes and oth
ers of his countrymen, together with several
The wife of Wm C. Gilman, the con
victed New York forger, has become insane
and is now an inmate of an asylum. (iil
man has been transferred from Siug Sing to
Sami el J. Tti.DES arrived home
from Kurope on the i'lth. His friends in
Sew York gave liiin a cordial reception.
Gen. Grant was received by Marshal
and Madame McMahon on the 2.th. The
latter acted as Interpreter between her hus
band and their punt.
Du. William E. Minsev, a noted
her of Joneslioro. Tenn., died sudden-
; ly on the 2.TJ, while on his knees by the bed
side, engaged In prayer.
! Senator Blaine's daughter Alice,
agvd l while playfully handling a loaded
' revolver a few days ago, was accidentally
: sh.it, the ball striking between ner eyes anu
pacing upward. The wound was not con-
sidered fatal, but came very close to be
. Ing so.
Senator Morton was reported sink
ing on the h, and hi phyicians had given
up all hope of hi recovery.
Edwin Ada, the well known actor,
died at Philadelphia on the th. He was
. bora at Medfnrd, Ms b. 3, 1SU, and
, made his Brst ar pearsnoe on the stage in
I Bortoa in In'CL
j Hon. Sobieki Ko$s, ex-Memlier of
i Congress from the Sixteenth Pennsylvania
District, committed suicide by shooting on
the 24th ult. at his home near Condersport.
Ho had been In ill health for some months
and was very despondent.
Gen. Bedford Forrest, tne iamous
rnnfflrinrntn mvnlrv ofllcer. died at the resi
dence of his brother in Memphis, on the
Minister Noyes gave a grand dinner
and reception in honor of ex-Prcsidont
Grant, at Paris, on tho evening of tho 2Mb.
The Manchester Savings Bank of Al
legheny City, Pa., has been forced to suspend
on account of the determined run of de
positors since tho failuro of the Allegheny
Savings Bank. Ttie ofilccrs assure depositors
that thoir occounts will ultimately bo paid
Wood's Museum, Chicago, was par
tially destroyed by fire on the morning of
the 23d. All the living animals on exhibi
tion were suffocated. Tho theater portion
was leased to Tony Denier and was entirely
burned out. Total loss about $50000, most
G. W. Alexander and John W. Car
rlngton, Jr., both Chicago real-estate deal
ers and speculators, went Into bankruptcy
on the 23d. Alexander owes $278,000; Cari'
rington, $160,000. Assets of each nominal.
The tow-boat Grand Lake, on the
night of the 21st, when about 11 miles south
of St. Louis ran down two small boats con
taining a party of emigrants on their way
down the river. Mrs. Mary Crowley, wife of
James Crowley, his brother Martin, aged 13,
and two small children were drowned. Tho
others of the party escaped. '
Twogood & Elliott's private banking
houso at Morion, Iowa, has suspended with
liabilities amounting to $150,000. Assets not
The transfer of the Sioux from Red
Cloud Agency to the vicinity of the Missouri
Itiver was begun on tho 25th. The march
will probably occupy a month. Two com
panies of tho Third Cavulry perform escort
In the two-and-a-half-mile race at
Baltimore on the 24th, Ten Broeck.tho favor
ite, was beaten by Pierre Lorillard's Parole,
Tom Ochiltree coming in third. Time, 4:37
3-4. Poolsold on Ten Broeck at $1,200, to
$400 on Ochiltree and $335 on Parole. The
fuvorito was In bad condition, and elenrly
unfit for the race.
A horrible double murdor, committed
doubtless for the sake of robbery, occurred
about six miles north of Cincinnati, on the
Clrcleville pike, on tho night of the 20th
The victims wore Edward McVcy and wife,
aged about 70 y.cars each, and they kept the
toll-gate at that place. The only other
occupant of the house was a girl named
Alice Dean, aged 15. Sho was awakened
by the firing of pistol-shots in tho adjoining
room, occupied by the old folks, and
was so badly frightened that she got up and
crawled under her bed. 'Whilo lying there,
shivering with terror, a man came into her
room and searched through tho bureau
drawers, but went away without having dis
covered her. After all had becomo quiet
she Jumped but of tho 'window, ran to a
neighbor's and gave the alarm.
Several persons ' hastened to the
toll-gate, and upon entering the house
found the old man lying upon tho floor with
a bullet through his head, and tho old lady
partially reclining in a chair, shot in two
places. Both were dead. The murderers
had attempted to cover up their crime by
burning the house, but tho bedding which
they ignited did not burn. Rewards aggre
gating $2,500 were offered for the arrest of
the murderers, and several suspicious par
tics were taken up for examination.
Twohundred and fifty lives were lost
by reason of the explosion in the High Ulan
tyre colliery, New Glasgow, Scotland.
Grove Kennedy, a notorious Ken
tucky outlaw, was captured by Marshal
Hunter and a posse of 12 men. near Bards
town on the 27th.
Wesley Geyer, a suspected horse
thief and bad man generally.'.was warned by
his neighbors at Greenville, Darke County,
O., to leave thetown.aud failing to do so, he
was called from bis house on tho night of
the 24th by a party of masked men and rid
dled with bullets. Geycr had been for 20
years a resident of the town, was a property
owner, and had a wife and seven children.
Francis Robinson, known as Mile.
Seville, of Emerson's Minstrels, killed him
self at Ingersoll, Ontario, on the 2(lth.
Five new cases of yellow fever at Fer
nandina, Fla., were reported on the 20th,
and weather very unfavorable. Eight hun
dred families were receiving charitable as-
Ten Broeck won the four-mile race at
Baltimore on the 20th, his competitors being
Ambush, Barricade and Algerino. Time,
7:41 1-2, 7:40.
The American masons recently im-
! ported to London have Joined the strike of
their Knglii-h brethren.
A telegram from Havana, 20th, says
that Don Thomas Estrada, President of the
Cuban Republic, together with the Secre
' tary and several other members of the Cuban
Chambers, have been taken prisoners by the
I The Missouri Supreme Court has
overruled the decision of the Circuit Court,
I by which the Hannibal and St. Joseph Kail
! road was placed In the hands of a receiver,
I and the regular officers of the road have
Russia has ordered the mobilizing of
; all Cossacks not yet In active service. These
will amount to 01 regiments. The Turkish
. lows in the late battle at Aladja Dagh are
now placed at 1S.OO0 men and 40 pins. A
tdi-patch from Eneroum, S!d, says that
1 Mukhtar Paha occupies a strong and se
! cure position at Yienikai, west of Soghanln
A Russian official dispatch of the 25th
'claims aa important victory by Gen
Gourkho's detachment, co-operating with a
portion of the Imperial uuaru, ooiween
nnmil.Dnbnik and Tellche. A number of
Turkish officers, about 8,000 infantry and
a wholo, reglmont of cavalry
were captured. . The Turkish reports,
M-hiin Brlinltflnn that the Russians secured
some advantages, claim that the attack on
Toliche was repulsod. Sulolman Pasha also
etiilmsto have repulsed an attaeK by laitus-
gian battalions on Kustchuk.
Dispatches of the 27th state that Er
zeroum is preparing for a siege. The in
linhituiits are arming and relnforeemonts are
hastening from Trcblzond.
Tt was renorted on the 2stn mat is-
mnil Pasha had effected ft junction with
Mukhtar Pasha, and that the army was con
centrated In a strong position ut ii.oprih.oi,
where u great battle was Imminent.
A dispatch via St. Petersburg, utn,
... i I.., i f
says: Kars is conipioieiyiuvcsieu,iiiiuui;ii.
Tergukasoffhas occupied Boyazid. On Sun
day the Russians carried a Turkish position
west of Plevna, capturing one Pasha, several
ofliccrs and seven companies ol soiuiers.
MnWhtnr Pasha teleirranhed on Saturday that
tho Russians were encamped within three
hours' march of his headquarters.
The Senate hold a brief session on the 23d,
at which Souator Wallace Introduced a bill to
authorizo a Government bond for investment
of savings, to pay 3.U3 per cent, interest; Sir.
IiiKiills, a bill to enable Indians to becomo
citizens of tho United States; also, a bill
eqnulizinK bounties. Adjourned till lliurs
day House not in session.
The Senate was not In session on the 24th.
In tho House the Colorado contested
election case was argued nt length by Mr.
Harrison for tho Democratic and Mr. Uarilold
for the Republican contestant.
In the Senate, on the 25th, Senator Mitchell
submitted a resolution authorizing tho Com
mittee on Privileges and Kleetions, in tho
caso of Kellogg and Spofford, claiming a sent
from l'xmisiunu, to send for persons mid pa
pers mid to administer oaths, that the com
mittee may decide upon the merit of tho title
of each contestant. A numbor of unimpor
tant bills were introduced. Adjourned till
. 1 T H.o Tliinea Aft M ! lid flf 'IVvilH
spoke on the Colorado caso. He held that
neither JSelford nor Patterson presented a
prima farit cuso, and that tho seat should bo
Thrn wns nn session of the Senate on tho
2flth Tho House, ponding tho announce
ment of tho Standing Committees, transacted
no business of interest.
There was no session of either houso on
In the Senate, on the 20th, bills were in
troduced: by Sonivtor Matthews To nmend
thollankruptact; by Senator Hereford To
provide for tho coinnge of silver dollars nnd
making them a legal tender; by senator
Saunders To establish tho Territory ot
Lincoln; bv Mr. tinrland To provide
for paying liinll contractors in tho South
ern States before tlio rebellion ; and oth
ers. A number of nppointmeuts were
confirmed in executive session
In the. House, under the Monday call of
States, &'0 bills were introduced, among them
the following: by Mr. Hewitt Providing tor
the appointment of Commissioners to the
Paris Exhibition; bv Mr. Cox For tho re
moval of all politicU liabilities; by Mr.
Scales To refund direct taxes collected in
the insurrectionary States; iiIho, to refund
all special taxes paid by distillers of fruit;
ly Mr. Gibson To improve tho navigation of
the Mississippi; by Mr. Glover Resolutions
of the Missouri Legislature for the repeal of
the itankruptev law, removal of tho National
Canitul, and uid to the Southern Pneillo Hail
road, etc.; b ' Mr. Clark Appropriating SI,
(HiO.' UU to deepen the Missouri Itiver; by Sir.
Dan-all Appropriating ;),0O0,000 for levees
of the Mississippi Hiver; also, to relieve
the Louisiana and Texas Itailroud from cer
tain conditions requiring it to be a free high
way for the use of tho United States; by Mr.
Ittiier For the reorganization of tho army;
by Mr. Wells-To reimburse the State ot
Texas for money expended by that
Stato for defense of the lronticrs; also
to repeal the act exempting deposits
in the savings banks from taxation;
by Mr. riiillips To reimburse the State of
Ivansus for expenses incurred in repressing
tlie rebellion nnd Indian hostilities; by Mr.
Cannon Forthc admission of Utah as a state ;
by Mr. Kidder Fertile admission of Dakota
as a State; also, establishing a land dis
trict in tho Black Hills; also, to organize the
Territory of Pembina. Additional bills
for the coinage of silver dollars, and
milking it legal tender were introduced by
Messrs. Illuming, Kwing, Jones, Ifright,
Hunter, linker, Sparks, Morrison, Kiuipp,
Fort, island, Culberson, Cummings, Oliver,
Phillips, Wilson and others. Additional bills
to repeal the resumption net in wholo or in
part were introduced by Messrs. Southard,
Durham, Bright, House, Cobb, Baker, Mor-
Ilubbel, Culberson and others. Additional
bills tor tho renei 01 nmwro-nnifra
lntrouuceu uy jiussr. muivuifiro, ........
Whittehorn, House, Ilibrell, Clark. Hatcher
und others. Tho Speaker at a lato hour an
nounced the Standing Committees, lifter
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WHICH tne iiousu uujmn uwu mi i uviiivwmj.
Carlyle on the Book of Job.
I call the Book of Job. apart from atl
theories about it, one of the grandest
things ever written with a pen. One
feels, indeed, as if it were not Hebrew
such a noblo universality, different from
noble patriotism or sectarianism, reigns
in it. A noble book! All men's book!
It is our first, oldest statement of tho
never-ending problem man's destiny
and God's ways with him here on earth.
And all in such free, flowing outlines;
grand in its simplicity, and its epic mel
ody, and repose of reconcilement. There
is the seeing eye, the mildly understand
ing heart. So true every way; true
eyesight and vision for all thing3 no less
than spiritual; the horse "bast thou
clothed his neck with thunder?" he
laughs at the shaking of the spear. Such
livinglikenesses were never since drawn.
Sublime reconciliation; oldest choral
melodv as of the heart of mankind ; so
j soft and great as the summer night, as
the world with its seas ana stars.' i nere
is nothing written, I think, in the Bible
or out of it, of equal literary merit.
To Make Chocolate. Take 1 ounce
of chocolate, scrape it, and boil it about
H :..,. in I nint ef Vltpf! vhpn
.11 111 lAt.J . t. X j'lu - ,
smaoth, add a pint of new milk ; let it
! boil, stirring it well, or mill it with the
j stick or mill, which, passing through
the lid of the pot, may be worked quick
' ly with both hands, so as to give a fine
j froth to the chocolate.
HERE AND THERE.
The San Francisco Alta estimates
that the drought has cost California
A woman ia Wareham, Mass.. beine
distrustful of savings banks, has hidden
away in her house 800 silver half dimes,
the result of many years of saving. the'
has two bank accounts, but says she
keeps a reserve in case of the banks'
A man whoso manner did not indicate
insanity ordered a steak in a Sacramento
restaurant. He deliberately cut oil a-
piece of the meat, four inches by two in
size, and tried to swallow it whole. It
stuck in his throat and choked him to
death. ' " ... .
Atlanta's offer to Georgia is, if she
is selected as tho permanent capital, to
give the State any ten acres ot unoccu
pied ground in or near the city,, or the
City Hall lot of five acres in the heart of
the city, and to build a Capitol as hne as
the one at Milledgeville.
Thomas T. Tkentis, United States
Consul to the Seychelle Islands, made
Miss Thaver. of Waitsfield, Vt., believe-
for six years that he intended to marry
her. Recently he returned to w aitsneia
with a wife and two children. Miss-
Thayer has brought a suit for damages.
It is said, in an articlo in uarper s'
Monthly, by a writer who has lived ten
years in Alaska, that the land there is-
worthless, and the seal fisheries iiKeiy
to soon bo exhausted. There are, ac
cording to this authority, only 100 white
persons in the country.
If you belong to the "tonies," you
must cive no note naner, and use large-
elegant cards, about four inches by
three. You are at liberty to write on
both sides of the card-board. The-
envelope fits closely over the card, and
has a monogram in color on the back.
The Davenport Democrat says an
other outrageous swindle is working its
way into Iowa. The plan is to give a .
farmer 50 rods of new fence, if he will
put it up along the road where it will
be seen and serve as an advertisement,,
get him to sign an order, etc.
Thus far the dramatic season
throughout tho country has been finan- -eiallv
bad. Out of 40 traveling com
panies that started from New York in.
September, tho Sun says that seven
have already collapsed, while many
more are struggling along on the verge-
of going to pieces, and very few ot them,
are doing well.
It is related of a young man en
gaged temporarily to act as private sec
retary to a certain railroad official in
Pittsburg, that he made a special effort
to be early the first morning, reaching
tho office at 7 o'clock. ' To. his surprise
he found his chief there, about to light
his second cigar, having finished his
mail and read the morning papers.
" Well, vounsrman." said Mr. , "I'd:.
like to know where you have been spend
ing the forenoon P"
A secret drawer in an old bureau in
New Orleans was found to contain an
explosive machine, intended to demol
ish any body, but the owner attempted
an oponing. Age had destroyed the
effectiveness of the device, however, so
that when the drawer "was pulled out.
there was no explosion. The contents
consisted of old papers, of no value or
interest, and it is supposed that the ar
rangement was a result of somebody's
Fernandina, Florida, i has a large
ea-bull, Manatee, or Lamantin. It was
captured near St. Lucie, en Indian Riv
er, is 10 feet in length, and is estimated
to weigh about 1,000 pounds. The
Manatee, or sea-cow, once numerous in
South Florida, is now comparatively a
rare animal. Its food consists of ma
rine plants and algas. They are mam
mals, and the females show great affec
tion for their calves. The Manatee is
perfectly gentle, and submits quietly to
the handling of his keeper.
An ingenious use of carrier-pigeons
is on record. They were employed in
Belgium to smuggle tobacco into France.
Each bird carried from ten to fifteen
grammes of the weed, and two dozen
pigeons per day were regularly dis
natched. How lontr the new industry
j had been established is not stated ; but
i one day it came to grief. A bird was
j too heavily loaded, and he dropped with
his burden, exhausted, into the seine.
A police inquiry resulted, and the whole
business was exposed.
Where there are reasons to suspect
that watc la contaminated by sewage
impurities a convenient test, known as
the sugar test," may be applied. A
half pint of the water should be placed
in a clear, colorless, glass-stoppered
bottle. Put in a few grains of the best
white lump-sugar, and expose the bottle
to the daylight in the window of a warm
room. II the w.yer Is pure it should
not become turbid even after a week's
exposure. If it becomes ciouuy anu
turbid there b reason to believe yo
j suspicions are correct.