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By A. M. BUMEY & 00, ' McMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY; MARCH 20, 1880. $1.00 per Annum, in Advance,
THE KINQ'8 PETITION.
An Eustorn King, of undent timo, whose line
age is untold, ,
Culled both his wins about him when ho was
Anil said: " Shayono,' tny youngest, and you,
, my bold Village,
Give iue j our youth mid beauty, and take my
I oun not rule my people, I have no pcaco or
For Time's infirm distresses now all my time
1 once could wave my scepter high, nor ruffled
be by care;
Hut now tlui slightest burden is more than I
But ho who was the eldest replied : " Not I, in
1 know no radiant Jewel so precious as my
For, now the blue horizon stands beckoning
The Joyous view entices. So do not me im
plore." The King looked sad and moody at such a stiff
And thought how like a whirlwind his own
youth fleeted by.
Hut wished lilm all lie hoped tor, though feel-
' lug very Horoi " ""'
To think the years behind hint would come
not any more.
Then fair Shayono,' the youngest, gold-hatred
Heloved of all the household, drew gently to
. his side,
And said to him : " My father, I lovo you well,
lloro, take the gifts you long for my Beauty
and my Youth.
' I know the future glistens, I see its fields of
Hut all that shines before me I proffer now to
Your wIho enreer Is more to mo than Time can
So you shall he tho young man, and I will bo
Then King Jajatl thanked him, and wished
hint health and bliss,
And printed on his forehead a father's tender
Hut Death came on, and, dying, he said: " My
I go where Youth is endless, and leavo to you
Oh! better far than riches, or kinglypower.in
Shine forth the golden kingdom we cuter on
in Y'outh ;
For never ruled a monarch who would not
give, with Joy,
His wealth and power and glory to be once
more a boy I
Joel Benton in the Independent.
BETTY AT THE BAUX-DOOn.
The cows are housed, the mtlking-dono,
The sheep are in the fold ;
I hear tho vespers of the birds
Across tho dewy wold.
The mowers from the marsh come late,
The sunset bells have tolled,
I see them loom, like silhouettes,
Against the sunset gold.
And flushing o'er their loosened galls,
From some last lingering ray,
A Meet of homeward tlsliing-boats
Comes rippling up the buy.
I hear tho closing of the forge
That clinks across the way,
And, as he dolis his frock, tho strain
Of Ueorge's rounduluy.
Another moment, with a bound,
lie will beslie me be,
While tlsherJohn comes from tho wharves,
And Joseph from the lee
My heart is torn to choose Detwixt,
With all a-wooing me;
I think perhaps 'twill be as well
To try and love all three.
i sHoita Trantoript.
THE ROliBEB OF St. GEHYAIS.
One cold, blustering morning, late in
me inn, a man who walked with a
crutch and a short staff was on the road
from Lodove to St. Gervais, in the de
partment of Herault, away in the south
ern part of Franco. Tho traveler was
an old man, perhaps live and fifty, with
a face very dark from long and constant
exposure, anil with a stone-gray beard
and mustache. An old gray overcoat
completely enveloped his person, but it
was plainly to be seen that he had only
one leg. The road was veiy muddy
and a cold, drizzling mist was falling,
and though it was well into the evening
yet there was light enough to distinguish
tho way, for awav beyond the clouds
and the mist a bright moon was shining,
and though even its whereabouts could
not bo made out, yet it served to make
visible what must otherwise have been
enveloped in utter darkness.
, The old man hobbles on, plunting his
crutch and staff carefully on the treach
erous ground, and thus he passed out
slowly on his way. It was near nine"
o'clock when he reached tho little copse
of. swamp-wood that at the edge of
the village of St. Gervais. Here it was
somewhat darker, and ho mado his way
more carefully. He had just reached
the edge of the copse when his attention
was attracted by a noiso close by him,
and in a moment more a human being
stood in tho road before him. The new
comer was a slight-built person, as the
old man could distinctly see, and most
probably a youth. He had surely come
from the wood.
Ha!" uttered tho traveler, "what
' Your money, or your life!" was the
reply, given abruptly but somewjiat
"You don't mean it P"
" I do," the youth said more firmly
" And be quick, too, for I've no time to
waste. You see this pistol. It contains
two balls. Give me money or they both
go through your head!" '
"Ten thousand thunders, bov! vou
wouldn't kill me just for tho sake of a
little money perhaps only the lew sous
iL-i ....... i. 2 .:,.ve.
uiiu iue ueuessary to pojr iui ihjt uigui.
And why not kill you for that as
well as die myself for the want of itP
Ay, and worse, too. Come quick ! 1 '
There was a resoluteness in the
youth's tones which proved him to be
in earnest, but yet they had a cast of
eagerness and pathos which proved him
to be a new bee inner ..at tins kindo:
"Die, did you say?" returned the old
man, moa in pity than in anger. "A
boy likyon talk of dying, and with
sucn piuuK, 100 r i on are crazy i
" Will vou give me money, or must
No sooner wero these words out of
the boy's mouth than up came tho old
man's staff, and the pistol went Hying
across mo roan into the mud.
mere you ve got rid ol a very
aangcnms weapon ; and don t you neve
use it again in such a fashion. Now
who are ye P"
The youth stood for a few moments
as if undecided how to act.
" Hold on," continued the old man
as the young stranger started as though
he would turn away. " Don t be afraid
for I may give vou that of my own fre
win wntcn i would never give to any
living man upon compulsion. Hut teil
me I have faced death a thousan
times, and havo killed many men, but
J have done it for France- for my couu
try. But why should you face death
thus? In the night on tho highway
in your own home and at tho expense
of a countryman P 'WhyisitP .
Nothing never mind, lou said
you would give me money. Give it to
mo, in Heaven's name."
"Hold," answered tho traveler.
Your home is not far from here."
"Home! O, what is home to the
1 he old man was moved, lor there
was a depth oi agony in the tones of the
youth's voice which was not to be with
stood by any one possessing ordinary
" What is your name!" he asked.
" But I won't exposo you."
" Truly P"
" I will not."
"But why should I tell youP
ou have disarmed me, and 1 am at
your mercy. let, as God is my
i i it, . i ,
uuge, nau i Known you were an oiu
oldicr I would not have stopped you.
would have lain in the woods and
starved first. Give me money a few
"Tell me your name."
The youth hesitated, but finally he
replied : " If you are" a true soldier I
should take your word. My name is
" And have you no parents Hi'
" A mother."
" And she lives not far from here? "
" And sho is starving? "
"Then let us hasten and find her.
I may help her, and, moreover,
get lodging for myself and my
crutch. Come, it is cold here. Lead
lou will help my mother you
" To be sure I will."
" And you won't lisp a word of
" Not without your consent."
" Then folio v me."
Thus speaking the youth turned and
Apb you acquainted with this road ?"
the old man asked.
" Every inch of it," was tho reply.
"Then go ahead and pick out
tho best path, and I can get along
At the end of about twenty minutes
they topped a little hill, and tho lights
could be seen in tho village of St. Ger-
ais ; but before they reached the vil
lage tho guide turned off to the right
into a narrow lane and finally came to a
mall hut which the youth said was his
home. He opened tho" door and went
i, and tho old man followed him.
hero was only one room, and that had
floor of clay. In the fire place burned
few faggots, while close by wero
heaped a lot more boughs, twigs and
stuff such as might be dragged out of
tho swamp close by. In an old arm
chair sat an elderly female with her.
hands folded in her lap,"and fclose ; by
llul TV t3 ct tavi x uu nuuiuu a wuim
be seen by tho glimmer of the fire, and
it was thin, haggard and pale She
looked up as her boy entered and in a
feeble tone asked :
"Did ye find it.rierrc?"
" I hope so mother. A kind soldier
has come home with me and he will
The old lady started up and gazed
around, no saw the stranger and a,
look of hopo rested upon her features
"Haven't ye a ugntr' asKed tho
No only the hre, ' answered the
" Then we 11 have a better one," the
soldier said. " I've a candle in my hav
ersack, and a bit of food, too."
As he spoke he sat down in a chair,
the only other one in the room, and
having unslung his haversack he over
hauled the contents until ho came to
the eandlo. This ho gave to Pierre and
bade him light it. An old wooden can
dlestick was found and the candle was
soon burning. Tho soldier could now
see the faces of his hostess and her son
The former was a mild
looking, full-browed woman, with a
prayerful cast of countenanco, and must
have once peen exiremeiy uvauiiiiu.
Sho was certainly fifty years of age, for
her hair was very gray and timo had
been busy with its indelible touches.
Her sou was not over nineteen, and was
a handsome youth. . lie was palo and
wan now; but his brow was full, his
eves largo, dark and brilliant.
" You suffer muchP" said tho soldier,
addressing the hostess.
Very much," she returned. "I
have been very sick, but I am getting
bettor now. Yet my sickness has eaten
up every thing we had, and my noble
Doy lias sacnnceu uu ins earnings ; anu,
worse than all else, he can't find work
now to do. The crops are all garnered
and the barns closed. Yesterday he
went to tho house of a rich man to beg,
and ho was kicked "
"No, no, mother not kicked! " ex
claimed the youth, quickly. He did
not dare to d that. He said he would
kick me if I came there again. "
" But are there not others who would
help you? " asked the old man.
" i'hey might, " returned Fierre ;
"but tho son-prefect of police swore
that he would send mo off if he caught
mo begging again. What could 1 oo,
"But tho sou-prefect is a villain!
What does ho mean P "
" Ho is angry with me. He wanted
me in tho harvest time to work for him
for five sous a day, and I wouldn't, bo
cause'a better man gave mo fifteen
" He is a perfect villain. But come
we'll eat something. My old haversack
has something else in it besides candles.
I don't travel without something to
guard against tho danger of being be
nighted in the wood. "
As he spoke he pulled a loaf of bread
and a piece of cold boiled beef from his
old provision bag, and then made the
mother aud son eat. He assured them
that he had eaten a hearty supper, and
that he had money to buy more, so with
out further ceremony they began the
meal the first they had eaten since the
morning of the day before, save the lit
tlo milk which they were able to get
from one old goat" which they yet re
tained. Tears stood in the old soldier's eyes
as he sat and saw tho boy and his moth
er eat, and when they were done they
turned aud blessed him. The woman
seemed much revived, and as her son
put some more faggots upon the fire, sho
turned and spoke to her guest. Her
voice trembled as she spoke, and tears
were in her eyes.
" lou are a soldier P" she said.
" Yes," tho old man replied, turning
his gaze upon the fire instead of upon
" Havo you been long in the army P 1 '
"Eighteen years." j
" Perhaps you have been in Africa? "
" I have."
"Whom did you servo under P"
" Then you may have known Francois-
And as tho woman said this sho wiped
her eyes with her apron.
'Corporal (JholIetP To be sure 1
knew him. Aye and a fine fellow
he was, too. Did you ever know
"Yes, sir." He he " and here a
passionate Hood of tears interrupted
her; but finally she concluded " he
was my husband."
"Ah was he e roor irancois: ins
was a sad fate! " ,
The woman started and laid one of
her hands upon the soldier's arm. The
tears ceased flowing and her lips were
" Then he is dead?" she whispered.
"No I guess not." '
" Not dead ! Francois alive ! Do you
know this?" she cried.
"I am sure of it. He was sadly
wounded, and lost a leg as I havo
done. Ho was taken prisoner and kept
a long while too, and that is the reason
why he did not come home with his
regiment. But how long since you have
" Fifteen years, sir. He sailed from
Marseilles with tho first that went to
Algiers. But where is he now P" Where
did you see him lastP"
" llo landed at Toulon with me."
" O, God bless you sir! And he will
come to mo soon. Did you leave him
" No. Ho started on with me."
" Started onP But where where did
you leave him!"
"The last I saw of him was in a
small hut where ho had called to pass
the night. But, you see, I have come
off with his crutch and staff, so 1
shouldn't wonder if he had to stop
where he is for some time."
" O how could you, sir? But you
didn't know that ho had a waiting,
weeping wife to whom he would go."
" Yes, I did."
" And you left him thus!"
"But the crutch was mine." '
" Ah you lent it to him. But no if
you had only one crutch bctwten you
both, how did you come so far?"
" bimpiy because wo were botn one
and the same persons."
" One both you "
"I am Francois Chollet."
The woman started to her feet, and
having gazed one moment into the sol-!
diet's taco, she sanx on -ma .bosom ana j
wept. Pierre was 'upon his legs in an
instant, and at tho next was by his
father's side. Ho forgot for tho moment
his expedition upon the highway, and
only realized that his father had re-"
turned. He remembered well when
the father took him upon his knees
fifteen years before, and kissed him ;
and he remembered, too, how the big
tears had rolled down that father's
But the husband and father was at
home once more, and if he had returned
with his body maimvd, he had brought
back an untarnished name. In audi
tion to a goodly bulk of gold which he
carried stitched up in his vest, he had a
pension settled upon him, and tho fu
ture looked bright and clear. The son
of Corporal Chollet became an im
portant personage , among the good
peasants, and the sou-prefect was among
the first to solicit the friendship of tho
battle-scarred old anldier. The little
cot smiled once nioTe, and Pierre had
never occasion to go upon the highway
again with any foul intent. Tho old
soldier often refers to meeting with the
the young robber of St. Gervais, and
under all the circumstances it rather
pleases him, and he thinks he can see in
it the proof of Pierre's courage, and
also of his true affection for his mother.
Safety of Kihilists In the Great Cities
"It is by no means necessary," writes
a correspondent of the Cologne uazctte.
" that a Nihilist should btrry himself in
the interipr of the country to evado de
tection, for he can reside with much
greater safety to himself in St. Peten
burg or Moscow than in any obscure vil-
1 . . . . 1 T 1 -
iage oi some remote pnaunce. in me
new Capital, for instance, many thou
sands of persons of both sexes are resl
dent who possess no permit or pass, as
prescribed by law, and get on perfectly
well without any justificatory document
whatsoever. There are people in this
town who have lived here for dozens of
years without permits, although every
body is required upon changing his or
her lodgings to produce an official pass
port at the district police office, and to
have it stamped by the competent au
thoritv, and although house-owners,
dvomiks (porters) and police officers
expose themselves to heavy penalties if
any one for whom they can be held re
sponsible be found not to possess a pass
Do you wish to know how this is man
aged? It is simple enough. All you
have to do is to make the acquaintance
of the police officer in whose beat your
domicile is situated, to ask him to lunch,
and slip a bank-note of from ten to
twenty-five rubles under his napkin
That piece of paper will serve vou in ev
ery respect as efficiently as an Imperial
YEAST.--Boil six medium-sized pota
toes, cut in halves, in three pints of
water, with a handful of hops tied in
cloth. Have ready in a pan a cup of
flour. Ahen the potatoes are done
turn tho water scalding hot through the
c blander onto the flour, stirring it until
f.mooth. Mash the potatoes through the
colander and when lukewarm add a cup
of good yeast.
I. C. Cross, of Disco, Mich., has just
found a long-lost brother and sister,
The three were separated by the deSth
rf their rtarents nearlv half a centnrv
ago, and during the long years that fol
lowed, up to a few weeks ago, knew
nothing of oue-another's whereabouts,
NEWS AND NOTES.
k BVMHABY 0? IMPOBTANT XVXNlS.
Count dk Lesreps had an intorviow
with President Hayes on the 6th, during
which the Inter-oceanio canal project
was freely discussed. De Lesseps stated
that it was not contemplated that the
eanal should bo under foreign control,
but that he? would bo glad to have- the
majority of the stock placed in this
The Duchess of Marlborough, writing
to the Lord Mayor of London, March 7,
says : " The distress in Ireland con
tinues to be general, and in some parts
The House Committee on Coinago,
Weights and Measures have agreed to
report favorably Representative Fort's
bill to provide for the exchange of
trade-dollars for legal-tender silver dol
lars. A provision was added that the.
Secretary of the Treasury shall cause
to be exchanged at the Treasury and
at all Sub-Treasuries United States legal
tender silver dollars for trade-dollars
at par, and shall recoin said trade-dollars
into legal-tender dollars, as now
provided by law, and shall stop the
further coinage of trade-dollars, pro
videdthat the amount so redeemed
shall not interfere with the minimum
now authorized by the existing law.
The United States- Supreme Court
has delivered opinions on two addi
tional cases involving the constitution
ality of the Federal Election law, in both
of which their constitutionality is sus
tained. Justices Field and Clifford de
livered a dissenting opinion in both
cases, as did also Justice Bradley.
The House Committee on Judiciary,
by a party vote, have agreed to report
favorably Representative Thompson's
bill to regulate the number and pay of
United States Supervisors of Election
and Special Deputy Marshals. Tho bill,
as amended by the Committee, provides
that no more than one Deputy Marshal
shall bo appointed to any voting pre
cinct or district; that Super
visors and Deputy Marshals
shall not receive more than $1.50 a day
for their services, and Marshals shall
not receive pay for more than three
days, nor Supervisors for more than six
days ; that no fees shall be paid except
In pursuance of an express appropria
tion by Congress for that purpose; that,
It shall not be lawful' lor any Dep
uty Marshal or Supervisor, or any per
son acting by their authority, to arrest
or imprison on election day any election
officer acting as such under and
by virtue , of election or appointment
under any State law, for any offense
against the election laws of tho United
States or of any State ; but a warrant or
process for such ( offense may be exe
cuted at any time after the close of such
election day. It is said that the Repub
lican members of the Committee have
signified their intention to make a party
issue upon this measure when it comes
before the House.
TnE "Citizens' Protective Union" is
the name of an organization formed in
San Francisco for the declared object of
preserving the peace and protecting life
and property. The membership is un
derstood to bo large, but the names of
those officially connected with it are
not made public. Mayor Kalloch has
published a proclamation, declaring
that there is not tho slightest
reason to apprehend any dis
turbance from the working classes,
that the public are deceived by incendi
ary misrepresentations as to the situa
tion, and that the most outrageons
means are being used by designing men
to provoke an outbreak. The Bulletin
and Chronicle commend the formation
of the Citizens' Committee, while the
Call, Alia and Post oppose it as unnec
essary and unpolitic.
A daring robbery of gold bullion oc
cured at Sidney, Neb., on the 10th. En
trance was effected through the floor of
the express office while the agent was at
dinner, and four hundred and eighty
pounds of bullion, which had just come
in on the Black Hills treasure-coach,
was carried off. Fortunately the weight
of the treasure was too great for the
robbers to carry any distance, so they
secreted the most of it in a coal pile
where it was soon afterward found. It
is estimated that they cleared about
13,000 by tho operation should they
not be captured.
The nouie Committee on Indian Af
fairs have agreed to report favorably
Representative Pound's bill authorizing
the Secretary of War to set aside any
vacant posts or barracks, not required
for military occupation, for use in the
establishment of normal and industrial
training schools for Indian youths from
nomadic tribes, having educational
treaty claims upon the United States.
Favorable reports are received of
the growing wheat crop throughout the
West. Wet weather has done some
harm in Illinois, while in Kansas and
Iowa there are complaints of dry weath
er, but an average crop is expected.
The most serious complaints of winter
killing come from Wiscor?n.
Additional evidence has been taken
before the Senate Exodus Committee.
Col. Holloway, Postmaster at Indian
apolis, and Hon. John C. "ew, members
oi the Indiana Republican State Com
mittee, testified that the Committee en
deavored to discourage the exodus as a
political movement. George T; Rugby,
Colored, editor of the New Orleans 06
server, testified that the exodus from
Louisianna originated among plantation
lalorers and was owing mainly to po
IIon. John B. Hawlet has resigned
the office of Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury because, as a candidate for
nomination to the office of Governor of
Illinois he felt It duo to himself and
friends to givo more timo to the canvass
than he was able to do In office. So
says a late Washington dispatch, as if
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
JThk (MiU-ChineM,excitement Jn San
Francisco has been further heightened fcy
the concentration there of a large number of
United States troops, under command of
Gen. McDowell, by orders from Washington.
As a further measure of precaution, the
arms belonging to the militia have been re
moved from several of the city arsenals and
placed In secure places, the reason assigned
by officials being that the arsenals and their
contents were exposed to capture by the
disorderly classes in case of a riot. Placards
are posted about the city, signed by the
"Council of Thirteen," warning employers
of Chinese to dlrchargo them. The work
ingmen are greatly agitated by the military
movements, and their leaders charge the
authorities with trying to force an outbreak.
The Louisiana Democratic State Con
vention has been called for April 12th, to
select delegates to Cincinnati.
In accordance with an order of Court
the wires and property of the Atlantic and
Pacific Telpifranh Comnanv alone the Union
Pacific Railway, seized by order of. Jay
Qould, have been restored to their owners
and all connections re-establh-hed.
The dissolution of Parliament has
been announced, to take place at Easter.
On account of ,the dissolution of Par
liament, Mr. Parnell has returned to Ire
land, but will return In a few weeks to com
plete his engagements in this country.
The main building of the Kansas State
Insane Asylum, at Osawatomie, was par
tially destroyed by fire on the evening of the
8th." The inmates were u.l safely removed.
The fire is believed to have originated from
spontaneous combustion. The loss is esti
mated at $35,000, with no Insurance.
James Allen, the waiter at the St.
Nicholas Hotel, LasVegas,N. Mex.,who shot
and killed James Moorehead, a commercial
traveler from St. Louis, was taken from the
custody of the Sheriff and hanged by a mob.
The Arkansas Democratic State Con
vention will bo held at Little Rock, June 2,
to nominate candidates for State officers and
also to choose delegates to the National Coi
The Alabama State Republican Con-
Vfjitton; U, JteUct. delegates hf
tional Convention will be held . eelraa,
Gen. Grant and party expected to
sail from Vera Cruz, Mexico, on the 15th, for
M. De Lesseps and Capt. Eads, by
invitation, have both appeared before the
Senate Cominitteo on Inter-oceanic Canals
and explained their respective systems.
The Senate, by a party vote, rejected
the nomination of AV'm. R. llrown as Census
Supervisor of the Eighth District of Illinois,
upon the ground that at least one of the
eight Illinois Supervisors should have been
selected fronrye Democracy.
The boiler in Lehman, Rosenthal &
Co.'s flax mill, at Frankfort, Ind., exploded
on tho morning of the lllh, just before the
usual hour for beginning work, and while
all the employees, ten in number, were
gathered around. Every one of the
ten men was instantly killed. The
building was completely demolished, (fnd the
debris took lire and was quickly consumed.
The names of the killed arc: II. Rogers, EU
Hemlick, Scott Williams, Joseph Wise
Joseph Miller, Thus. Croxton, Pat Leay)
John Honisscll, Joseph Eichenbcrry and
The Missouri Republican State Con
vention, to select delegates to the Chicago
Convention,vill be held at Sedidja, April 14.
The House Committee on Public
Lands will report favorably Mr. Ryan's bill
to graduate the price and dispose of the res
idue of Osage Indian Trust and Diminished
Reserve Lands, Kansas.
The House Committee on Epidemic
Diseases have agreed to recommend for
passage the Joint resolution authorizing the
President to call an International Sanitary
Conference, to meet at Washington, D. C,
and to increase the efficiency of the National
Board of Health.
The Ohio Republican State Conven
ventlon has been called tomeevat Columbus,
An anti-third term Republican meet
ing was held at St. Louis on the evening of
the 11th. Hon. John B. Henderson was the
Mrs. Agnes Beroeset, a domestio
In the family ot Dr. J. Byrne, 231 West Ran
dolph'Street, Chicago, was accidentally shot
and almost instantly killed on the 11th, by a
nino-year-old son of the Doctor, with a re
volver which had been left carelessly lying
around In the room of a boarder in the
Dennis Kearnet was arrested at San
Francisco, on the 11th, on charges of mis
demeanor, based upon his remarks at a
workingmen's meeting. He was released on
A detachment of the Fifth Infantry
recently overhauled a party of Sioux who
had been committing depredations near Fort
McKeoirh aud killed three of them. Two
Cheyenne scouts were killed In the fight.
The Post-office Department has con
eluded contracts for the Star Mail Service
for four years In Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky,
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
The total amount of awards Is about
It is reported from Chicago that the
Trade and Labor League or that city recent
ly received a communication from the St
Louis branch, urging their co-opent ion In a
trade-union strike, to be Inaugurated- April
Land to comprise all organizations in the
Three negroes were hanged on the
12th: At Washington, Ark., Sydney Me
Fadilen, for the murder of his wife; at
Florence, Ala., John MayfielJ, for the mur-
j der of Tbe Irvine, another colored man;
and at Thomasvllle, Ga., Day Brlghcrly, for !
m indecent assault upon a white woman.
The Wisconsin Democratio State
Convention, to choose delegates to tho Cin
cinnati Convention, will be held at Madison,
The Arkansas Republican State Con
tention, for the lelectlon of delegates to the
National Convention, will be held at Little
The House Committee on Commerce
have instructed Mr. Clardy to report a bllj
to tho Houso providing for the appropria
tion otlO.COO for the improvement of the
harbor or landing of St. Charles, Mo., by
diverting the .channel of tho Missouri River
from the south to the north bank.
The Ohio Democratio State Conven
tion, to select delegates to tho National Con
vention, will be held at Columbus, May 10.
Score of tho O'lxsary-Weston con
test at San Francisco O'Leary, 610" miles;
.The, trial of Virgil and Houston
Gaily for the murder of jihn P. Ullmour, ut
DeKalb, Miss., has been postponed onac;
count of the failure to get a Jury.
The residence of Mr. Richard John
son, a farmer living near Dennlson, Craw
ford County, Iowa, was burned on the 12tb,
and two daughters perished in the flames.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and seven other
children had a narrow escape
MARcn 9. Senate The President'! mcs
sape on the Inter-oceanio canal was read,
and, with Hpcompunying documents, referred.
Senator Thufman presented a memorial of
the delegates of Indian tribes In the Indian
TcrritorV, remonstrating salnst the pnsa(0
of the bfll to establish a United States Court
in tl) ut Territory 1" vie of the important
leKl (inestions involved in the subject, ho
inoted the relerenee of the memorial to tho
Committee on Judiciary, In. the ab
sence of Senator Vest, who reported
the bill, tho motion to refer was laid over,
Senator llailev submitted a resolution, refer
ring to the reported combination entered into
between the Central Pacific Railroad nnd the
1'ucitlc Mail Steamship Company, declaring
such combination prejudicial to the public
Interest, and instructing tho Judiciary
Committee to investigate and report
thereon. Considonitlon was resumed ot
the rlta John l'orter bill, and Mr.
McDonald spoke in favor thereof
Hoiue Mr. Scales (n.N. C), Chairman of the
Committee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill
authorizing tho President to prescribe suita
ble police regulations for the government of
the various Indian reservations, and
providing for the punishment of the
-Crimea of murder, arson, rape and
burghirv on the various Indian reservations.
Mr. Wellborn (1)., Tex ), from the same com
mittee, reported a bill to prevent Indians on
reservations from going Into Texas. Mr.
Waddell l)., Mo.), from tho same committee,
reported a bill for tho relief of set
tlers on absentee Shawnee hinds In Kansas.
Mr.Johnston (1)., Va.), from the same com
mittee, reported a bill authorizing the Secre
tary of the Treasury to ascertain and report
the amount of money expended and indebted
ness aisumed by Kansas in repelling Invasion
and suppressing hostilities; and Mr. Upson
(I)., Tex.) reported a similar bill. All were
placed upon the calendar. At the expiration
of the morning hour the Political Assessment
bill, being tho first bill on the calendar, was
taken up, and Mr. Hostotter (D., Ind.) spoko
March 10. Senate The Vice-President
presented a message from the President trans
mitting the agreement between the Secretary
of the Interior and the Uto Indians, and rec-
I wmemllns' its rntlflcatlon. Referred. - The
uiotiwii iiitjeytci'(Hy iy mi.pswwBp
refer to tho Committee on Judiciary tno re.
monstrance of Indian chiefs against the
assageof the bill to establish a I . S. Court
tlie Indian Territory was ianen up.
Mr. Vest onnoscd the motion, saving the
Committee on Territories, who had reported
the lull, Included several good lawyers fully
able to draw the bill, and there wasnio reason
to refer this any more than any other bill to
tho Committee on Judiciary'. Pending dis
cussion the morning hour expired, and con
sideration was resumed of the bill
for tho relief of Kit John Porter,
Mr. McDonald having the floor. At tho close
of his remarks, Mr. Garland offered a resolu
tion Hint on account of the many Intricate le
gal (piestions presented by the bill undercoM
sideration, It be referred to the Judiciary
Committee for examination and report.
Mr. Randolph opposed the motion.
Without action tho Senate ad
journed f utiie Mr. Ucngun (I)., Tex.)
presented a resolution in relerenee to tho
proposed Isthmus canal, w hich he offered as
a substitute for the resolutions of the regular
Committee. Hills were placed on tho calen
dar: appropriating $.'K),(l(K) for the relief of
the poor of Ireland; to restrict Chinese emi
gration; to prevent the removal of Indians
from tho Slates into the Indian Terri
tory; to prevent the withholding of pen
sions from pensioners nnuertlie act; oiinii;
to prevent the withholding of pensions from
pensioners tinder the act of 1H7S. t'onsldera
tioll was resumed ot me roitiicHi assessment
bill, and the House was addressed by Mr.
Young (11.. .). An evening session was held,
at which twenty pension bills were dis
Makch 11. Senate Mr. Sharon present
ed a petition of newspaper publishers for a
reduction of tho duties oh paper, after which
ho mado a personal explanation regarding Ills
long absence from his seat in the Senate,
which he said was occasioned by an emer
gency in his business attalrs, involv
ing millions of dollars. The same
reason, he said, would compel
his absence for some weeks to come, lie
added, in conclusion, that bis resignation win
at tho disposal ot his constituents whenever
they chose to call for It. Tho bill for the
recfiimation of arid and waste lands passed.
It authorizes the Secretary of tho Interior to
contract lor the unking oi two artesian
wells on the plains east of tho llocky Moun
tains, the wells to be in the center of a reser
vation of four snuare miles. The bill for the
relict of Kit!! John Porter was then taken up,
Mr. .limes of Florida havlnir the tloor. At the
conclusion of his remarks a motion was made
to lay tho pending bill noon Hie lame, wnicn
was carried, and tho bill can now be
called up at any time by a majority
vote. Tho Fortifications Appropriation bill
was then taken up, and alter an exec
utive session the Senatn adjourned
Uotue Hills were reported from the Commit'
tee on Pubttt! Bulldlmrs and Ground, and re.
lerred to Committee ' the Whole, for the
erection of public buildings in the following
cities: Padu ah. Kv. : Charlestown, W. Va.;
Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburg, Pennsylvania;
(mincy, Illinois; Mnysville, Kentucky; Minne
apolis!, Minn.; Denver, Colorado; llouston,
Tex.; Clnrkslnirg, w. a. ; reortn, in.; ports
mouth. O.: Owensboro. Kv.. and IOiilsvillo,
Kv. The Political Assessment bill was taken
up. and, alter some debute. Mr. Hostetter (!.,
In i.) demanded the previous ouestlon. On
Ordering the demand the Hepublieans refused
tovoteandthe resultshowednouorum. Aeall
of the House was then mado aud showed the
presence of more than a quorum. Several
more vain attempts wero made to secure a
vote, but tho Republicans steadfastly re
frained from voting, and after some acrimo
nious debate Mr. Aiken (!., 8. C.) moved
to lay the bill upon the tame, which was ao
feated veils, 112; nays, 1'22-a strict" party
vote, with the exception of Messrs. Aiken
P.). Kelton (in.), and Morse (Mass.), who
voted in the affirmative. Tho House then ad
Marc n 12. Senate Mr. Bruce, from the
Committee on Education and Labor, reported
adversely on the bill to provideforthe Invest'
ment of certain unclaimed pay and county
moneys in tho Treasury and to facilitate
tlm etliirHtlmi nf the colored race. In
dellnitelv Dostnoned. Mr. (iotdun asked
unanimous consent for tho present
consideration of his rexoluti for a spe
cial committee on the Interoceanlc
Canal, nnd it whs taken nrt. but alter some do
bate it was withdrawn and the resolution ol
Mr. Piatt, reuesting the Pre-lilcnt to com
municate to loieiun liovernnients the desire
ol this Government to secure neiitrllty of anj
transit route ai-ros the Isthmus, wa
rWerrcd ti tho Committee on Foreign
Kelat.on. Adjourned till Monday
Bcmr The meriting hour was dispensed with
and Mr. McMnhnn (It., O.) reported back the
ltetlctency Appropriation inn iroin me Ap
lroiriatioli ( iimiiiittee. '1 lie committee ree
omiueud an auieiuliiieiit appropriating yM,
UK) fur the navment of fees and exitens
! ot I'. S. MarsWls and their lieiieral Dcputle
tor the present tlscal year, thus making the
total amount Ht.propnuted by the bill 1 i.Y
MO. The limine immediately tlenl into
Committee ot the Whole to conMdcr the bUL
Adjourned till Monday,
" What is: Heaven's best gift to
nianP" asked a young lady oh Sunday,
night, smiling sweetly on a pleasant
looking clerk. " A boss," replied the
young mail with prudence.
Edith and Mabel had just put their
dollies in their little crib when Edith,
with the expression of one who has had
a great weight lifted from her shoulders,
said : There ! I'm thankful we've got
tho children to bed! We bliuU have a
little peace now! "
It is pointed out that in these bad
times a hint how to provide a most ac
ceptable and inexpensive present for the
children may not b ,; yitivvelconie. It
was the practice of an eminent army
surgeon to lock up his olive branch a'
week before the anniversary f his
birthday. On that day he solemnly -opened
his dtmgeon and released him,
saying: ,lThf most valuallu ltn
which man can enjoy is liberty! 'lake
it,' my eon, tua welcome present' from
your parents!" v ' "
"Any thing in tho literary line to
day, gents P" said tho old book-pedlder,
as he rested his bundle on a table in tho
boat's cabin. "What hev yer got
thar?" queried ono of the passengers,
who was dressed in a butternut suit.
"Most any thing. Hero's Dickens.Thack
eray, Sir E. ltulwer Lytton, Emerson
Bennett, Ned. Buntlino, and other dis-.
tinguished authors. Take a look."
"(Jot ther life of Davy Crockett?"
" Here it is, complete in ono volume
Price 50 cents." " Wall, just do mo up
two of urn, ML-ter. I'm a powerful read-
er. 1 reckon tney u ao me uu i gui.
" What will tho spring bonnets b
like?" asks Clara. You do us proud to
ask us, Clara. They'll be the prettiest
yet invented, with great ruches of silk
on top, cut en train, and fichus on tho
side, and passementerie flowers, anil
water-colored wlvet, and rullles, and
rubber rings, and Jack roses, and gros
grain elastic, and they'll be about afoot
and half hieh, and there'll be lots of oth
er things oh them, Clara. Oh! they'll bo
scrumptuousthis season, and tho cost
well, dear, about $K0. This is a good
time to tell your husband ghot stories
about how you love him, tic Chicago
IT WAS Til K CAT.
When aroused from meditation
lv some noisv disturb ilion
r'is one's natural inelliititinn
To exclaim: "Oh, what whs that:"
At first vou're all contusion,
Then you think It a delusion,
Then you come to the conclusion
That it must have been tho cut.
When a' father overlienring
A farewell in terms endearing
Twixt a voting man, disappearing,
And his daughter, thinks H put
To demand an explanation
Of that sound like osculation,
Sbe replies, with hesitation,
That it must have been the cat.
When "at midnight, sounds appalling
Like the noise of some one fulling
And a voice In anguish culling,
Makes your heart go pit a pat.
You're sure it's burglai sbreakliig
In vniir floor. HiiiVoli lie ihiuivioh.
When It only is the cat
A Marriage of Midgets.
A wedding occurred in tho parlors of
the Whitcuiib House yesterday noon,
which, of its nature, we think is unpar
alleled in the history of Rochester. It
was no less than the marriage of two
of the Lil'miitian Opera Com
pany, which has just concluded a suc
cessful engagement of three night at
the Grand Opera-house. '
Tho fairy lady who deserted tho ranks
of spinsterhood to assumo tho cures
and responsibilities of a wife, was Ke-
bocca Ann Myers, me bi-i-ohu mT.aii.
of tho company, anil who is nv acuiai
measurement just tniny-ono n'""' m
height. She is a decided blomld, has
sparkling blue eyes, a perfect and sym
metrical figure, and is, upon tho whole, j
as Liliptitians go, a decided beauty.
She is remarkably intelligent, has ft
good education, is a brilliant eoiiversa.
tionaiist, ami since hi i-i'snf""-"
the opera company lias mado rapid
nroo-ress in music. hw was uorn near
lymoutn, jviarsiinu Kuui.0,1., . ..-
i'ii , . ,ton i. ,1 tlm til tlf
will no iweiny-uvi:ii ... - -April.
, ... ...
The bridegroom, uciiui-u .-i.
.1 111...., fllMiinnatur.
was oorn in uiu vwuf;"
H. I., Oct. 19, thirty-three years ngo.
He is thirty-five inches in height, and of
slim build. Ho ' 0,,,y ?c ' the
Liliptitians who has any near, . no
"killing" mustache and goatee adorn
ing his manly face.
It is almost an impossibility to de
scribe the toilets of the bride and maids,
so ingenious wero they in construction
and style. The dresses of the bride anil
Miss Quigley wero almost similar, and
consisted of palo blue gros grain silk
and plaited pale pink satin, with 1 tulle
laco trimmings, and ornaments of dia
monds, the former Having 1 niter ncr
tiny veil a profusion 01 orange uin"iia.
Both dresses wero cut princesse. Miss
n,Jinn'. 1roa onnaistcdof wllim-Coloi C1
silk and black velvet, with ornaments of
diamonds. The groom wore an English
cutaway walking coat, and his best men
were in lull evening uu.
Tho husband and wife will continue
with the opera company until the end pi
the season, when they go to Coney Is
land for the summer, probably rejoining
the troop again next season. Itwhcsttr
(N. 1.) Jhmwrai. .
A Muscovite letter carrier, last July,
stole a registered money pan e, . nam
ing several thousand rouoies, aim i
davs later resigned his appointment, -
tiring into private im -
to have a good time vpon the proceeds
of his felonious achievement, oy iij
by the theft was discovered aim iraeeu
to him. His arrest foil wed, and stock:
to the value of 7,000 ro lbles was found
in his possession. Lik 1 a prudent tnan
he had invested his booty in good .
securities. About three weeks ago his j
trial came off before a common jury at .
St. Petersburg. Ho acknowledged his
crime, and pleaded in extenuation that
his salary had been an absurdly small
one, and that he had been for a long
time penetrated by tho ambition .really
to enjoy life, if only for a single day.
He had taken tho money unconsciously,
and, finding it in his pocket, had spent
part of it in realizing his long-cherished
dream. This pha made so favorably
an impression upon the jurymen impan
eled to try his case that they acquitted
him unanimously without leaving the