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Hut ween outer Keys, Wii -ru tr iiHttr uahatiiHH Ite, i hvouib a cm ik j p uia tho yMU su I r Nwh tee x idiiw, ' fid til VlaJcytr. Pnsi H)3if ai)J dl: .il , Kroru nir-ak San 3lvnfr; i (iron Hi his i , I tullei UM wave mint roll Ere It wash the Afrlc thorw.) Herts are it - coral reefti That hold tnelr booty fait; t'be tea-fan blooms in grove beneath, Aud shark g IoIIIdk pat. Hitber aad yon tbe saud hau he, Where the prickly bush bas grown, And where tbe rade spouse- flsnei d a 1 . la his wattled hut, aloue. Southward amid the strait. Is the Castle Island Light; of all that bound the ocean round It baa the loneliest site. u. f wixt earth aud heaven the waves are driven Sorely upon its flauk; Che light streams out for sea-leagues seven i'o the Great Bahama Bank. A girded tower, a furlong scant Of whitened' sand and rock, And one Bole relng the waters seeing, Where.tliu .ml aud ganuet dock. s Hi' is the warder of the pans That mariners must flud; "i beard drifts down like the ashen moss Whloh hangs in'the southern wind. f he old man hour standi a the shore And bodes the withering galo, Or wonders whence 'roin the distant world Will come the next dim sail. from the Northern Malu, from KngUuid, From France, the craft go by; Vet sometimes one will stAy her course That must Mi wants supply. ILL In a, Christmas storm tbe "Olarlbei" struck At night, on he Pelioau shoal, But the keeper's wife heart not the guiui And the bell imuleriug toll. Hbe died ere the gale went down, Wept by hor oragMMI un Bun mi fl fked.yet fair, with their Euglwb Iwm, Nymphs of the wind and sea. With s.iil and our Home island thorn At will their skiffs might gain, liut they new had known the kl of man, Nor looked at the peopled main, Nor heard of the old man Atlas, Who holds the unknown teas, And the golden fruit that ia guarded well By the young Hesperldes. IT. Who looks on C wtle Island Light May hear the seamen tell How one, the mate, alone was saved From the wreck of the 'Clarlbsl;" Aud how for mouths he tarried With the keeper on tbe Isle, And for each or the blue-eyed daughters Had ever a word or a smile. Between the two that lov. d him He lightly made his choice; And betimes a chance ship took them off From their father's sight and voice. The second her trouble could uot bear, Bo wild her thoughts had grown That she flVd with larking omuggler's crew, But whither was never known. Theu the keeper aged like Lear, Left with one faithful child; But, 'twas ill to see a maid so young Who never sang or smiled. ' Ha aad to hide with an old, oul man, And between the wave and sky To watch all dry thesea-fowl play, While lone Bhips hasten by. There came, anon, tbe white full moon Thai rules the middle year, Before whose sheen the lessor stars Grow pnle and disappear. it glistened down on a lighthouse lower, A beach on either hand, And the features wan of a gray old man Digging a grave in tbe sand. K. C. STBDMA-N iu the Independent. CHURCH SPIDERS. Two BjMi re so the story goea Upon a living bout, EfftcnHl a nipcttng-houao one day. And hopefully were hoard to any, "floro wo shall have at least fair play. With notniug to prevent ." Kaoh cause his place and wont to work ; The light webs grew apaca ; One on the sofa spun his thread, But shortly came the aestou dread And awept him oil, and so, half dead. He sought another place. "I'll try thopuiptt nxt,"satd ho; "There surely Is a prise, Tim dealt ttDDeara - m-at and clean I'm suriixto spider there has been, npntdos, how often hnve I seen The jatorbruhhie flUm!" ,t tiled the pulpit, but til Whh dustin Ills hopes priui.-il vlaiounry. nrunti tuo aurora came And spoiled his geometric f$ame, Horgava hhn tlruo nor ap:i--o to claim Tho right of nunc i inry. Al IciikUi. half Htarvod and vroak iMidltmii. He sought his former neighbor. Who now had grown to sleek unit round, He weighed the fraction of a pound. And looked as Iftho art he'd found - Of living without labor. How is it friend," he akd, "that I Kudure uch thumps and kuooks, While you have grown so very groat" " Tis plalu," he answer'd "not ft loss I've mat since first I spun across The tjonirunuion-ooxi Sarin & itx. TKE MYSTIC CHARIOT SWUNG LOW. drwu upon do Swan Rlhber, Far, far away; Pat's whar my heart mm turnln' eber, Par's whar do old folks stay" Olear as a bird-song, the voice floated in through the open, vine-3haded win dow, where sat Edith Morgan and her aunt, Mrs. Hay ward, who had just come from Massachusetts to visit at this comfortable Western home. Why, Edith!' exclaimed the elder or the two ladles, '1 thought Old Hannah was all tin' MtfffO you took West.' Edith flushed slightly, but smiled, saying: N, auntie; your critical em deceived you this time. That was oui Millv.' 'Indeed! A voice like that in a white child is worthy of cultiAation. Does she sinn other songs with equal pa- f must confess, auntie.' replied Edith 'that her music Is .uostly confin ed to negr melodies which she has learned from Hannah ; but she sings them all with great fervor. Really, auntie. 1 hardly know what to do with Milly. I have hoped you coming might help me out, (' the quandary. Since mamma's death she has been under no control at all. Papa thinks whatever she does is just right, and so, of course, permits her to follow her own inciina lions.' Here the conversation was in terruBted by the entrance of Milly h t Hf( She did not look like a 'torn ! , for she was a sweet-faced, demuie little maiden. 'Millv.' said her sister, 'Aunt Hay ward thought you were a little darkey wheufUie nearu you amy. vu mcDion i.Ia smile broke over the pretty ficc !ind the red lips parted, i; v. aliug two rows of iearly teetli. Bhe held out t wo smti.hiirned uaws. baying: 'Not quite ho The VOL. III. bad as that, auntie, though T am tanned most black unough, Edith says, and my hair is 'most woolv enough.' And she sbook back her tangled curls How would vou like to go back to Boston with me, and take leasons in singing?' asked Mrs. Hay waul. Mllly openeil her eyes with wide astonish men. 'Whv, Auntie, 1 don't need lo learn to sing. I always knew how. 1 thought you had heard me. 'You see how sho is,' said Edith When Bhe makes up her mind to any thing, there is no changing her. bhe never storms or acts naughty, like oth er children, but she will say. with the air of a sage: 'No, Edith, I can t! ought not to!' or, 'Yes, Edith, 1 must ought to!' and there she, will stav Panasays she is mad:? of the same met al as heroes and inartvis, and 1 don't knw but he is right.' Mrs. Hay ward remained in her brother's home from early June until August, and every clay Milly grew moi'eand more into her heart, till the childless wnma felt that, she must have the little Western flower to bright ii her city homo. But Millv was firm n her refusal. I cannot leave papa,' she would say Ho ha3 the llrst claim on me.' One day In the summer, she had gone some distance from home, to pick her los, when there arose one of thoso ter iblo storms so common in some parts of the west: lightning ami ain, ac cjrupanhd by a furious wind. While he lamily were in great distress over Milly s absence, she on me galloping ome on a pet cow. V lien questioned, she answered : I heard Brindle's bell just before the storm came on, and 1 knew the cows were all going down to the Fork, to rinic, and their .pain leans npjht hrough the berry-path. So 1 waited minute or two, till they came tiling along, and then jumped right on Brin dle's back. 1 knew by the clouds that we were going to have a blow, and I Bought she was so big the wind nddn't carry her oil, and 1 moaut to ug her tight and lie low, ho 1 wouldn't low away. And you see I succeeded. My berries are all right, though,' she Idea gayly. '1 hid them in un old ollow Cottonwood tree, and I'll go and gel them after the .dorm is over.' Were you not frightened? asked Edith, as she helped Mil'.y change the l enched clothing. 'Yes, Edie 1 nuts," she answered, sob erly, 'and 1 prayed a little prayer; but I didn't forget to cling tight.' At lengi Ii the time came tor the Bos ton aunt to go home. It was arranged tat Edith should accompany her father, as he drove with his sister thir- miles, where sho was to take the .stern bound train. They wore to eruaiu a day in town, for the purpose of shopping, returning on the third. s Mr. Morgan kissed Ins pet daugh r good-bye. he said, playfully : 'Now, ussy, you must lane gooo care or things while Papa is gone. Everything very thy and there have been lues est of us; but Patrick and Hannah re faithful and u are worth a half zen any day.' 'Don't worry, Papa, said Milly, gayly. lust go and have a good time. We hall be all rht.' The morning of the third day was clear and pleasant, v hreezejfrom the posite direction during the night nad blown away the smoke, and with it went the fear from the heart of the poor old black woman. Pat, too, was in good spirit, though, in his way. he had been as lugubrious as Hannah. So hev all went to work with a good will. Pat was reshingling u barn ; Hannah was baking, for she declared she must do 'heaps o' cookin' 1 before 'Mars' Mor gan and Miss Edith should come; and Milly was acting as little maid of all t tie sable cook. She w ashed dishes, buttefeed pie-plates and eake-tlns, ac- casiuiiaUy leaving her work to dart ln- o the sitting-rooni, to assure herself that evervthiuu was in order for the lonio-coming of her loved ones. "Owino to ride up In le chariot ...Miner In de in n inn " sho sang. But hark! What, was that? Il cry of terror or distress. Sh" flew to the door, followed by Hannah. They saw Patrick crawling toward the muse on his hands and knees. 'The prairie is on lire!' he shouted, adding, Immediately : 'Howly Mother, be merciful! for Its helpless 1 am m tlrely? The prairie was indeed on lire.though it some distance. Pat, from his perch n the barn, had spied it. ami, in his haste to get down and give t he alarm, ad slipped to the ground, severely spraining an ankle. lo must bun n a sthreak, Miss Mil ly, and jistas quick as ever ye can, tor the tire is a eoomin' like an express thrain. Milly understood she had often :t'anl of it and already tile matches aud some bits of paper were in bet hand. Where Pat?' she called. Out fornlnst you wire Hnce. I'll illiuw wather, and Hannah must car ry it to shprinkle the ground this Bide yer tire.' And Patiick dragged him self painfully to the well. Milly did as she was told and every thing succeeded bravely. The fright had a wonderful effect on Hannah's rheumatic limbs, and she carried wa ter on the double quick. On came the tft-eat flie. nearer, and nearer. Milly (Mil Id hear the roaring and hissing of the flame, the trampling and snorting oi horse i, ami the oeuowing or cattle as tle v rated for life. At the right and left of her fire they passed, but the child scarcely noticed them. She dim lv saw. through the pmoke, several uamit nraitie wolves dssh by; but I s. . teed i.i i iectly natural and she had no thought of fear. She was saving her home. With wet blankets she whipped back th.' h:e. when it threatened to come wheie it should not. At last, she had the satisfaction of seeing so wide i belt of burnt land between her hom and the great lire that she lelt surf they were safe, and she started to seek Owosso Times. OWOSSO, a reluge from the blinding smoke in tbe house her efforts had saved; but borne on the wind, far up in mid-aif came sailing a blazing mass of straw and. to Millv's horror, it fell on the house-roof. With almost superhuman Wlltnaat, she ran toward the new scene o' danger. Up the stairs she darted, oatohing, as sho ran. a broom From a dormer window she climbed out on the roof, and with tier broom shoved the flaming straw to the ground whore it was quenched by Pat. Hannah was by this time at the Open window, with water lor Mi'ly to pour on the roof. She caught a pail and dashed the contents on the flame, un heeding that her own clothing wai oi tire. Hannah saw it, aud, seizing oed-quilt, she climbed out or the win dow, almost as uuicklv as Milly her self had done, and wrapped it about her pet, to smother the flame. Hannah had done her best, but before she reached her the calico dress was burn ed Uterallv off, as was nearly all her clothing. The blaze was easily extin guished, but it had done its work. Their hearts clouded wit h terror and foreboding, Mr. Morgan aud Edith drove toward home thai afternoon over the blackened desert, that had been so beautiful but two days before lhe shadow luted as thev came in sight of the cozy farm-house, standing safe in ail oasts of green. 'Thank God!' said Mr. Morgan, aud Edith responded 'Amen I' But when they reached home they found Sorrow enthroned awaiting them Milly wise, gentle, brave Milly burned almost past recognition, lay upon her bed, her charred curls black ening the pillow. The father and sis ter saw that it was too late for reme dies. Millv was dying She did not ppoar to suffer, but lay unconscious, though at intervals she murmured lit tle snatches of the hymns she loved best. Suddenly she sang, and her voice was clear aud strong as ever. "De chariot! le chariot! Its wheels roll Id fir.." A long silence followed, broken only by the labored bteathiug of the little martyr. Then she sang softly and slowlv : Swiug low, swset chariot, i-otnin' for to carry" The heart-broken watchers listened to catch the remaining words, but they never were sung, unless, it may be, the strain was finished in the upper home. Unseen, the mystic chariot had swung low.- Er. Michigan Wool Growers. Papers were read on the following subjects at the recent meeting of wool growers in Lansing: "The preparation of sheep tor exhi bition," by S. B. Hammond; "Care of Breeding Ewes," by A. D. Taylor of Romeo; "Hoof disease in sheep and the remedies therefor," by R. D. M. Ed wards of Napoleon. Each of these papers brought out discussion, and val uable information was given of Inter est to sheep-breeders. Discussion was also had on the host time for shearing and the best time for lambing. It was the sense of the convention that wool growers should not wash their sheep. union was effected between the wool- growers and sheep-breeders association and the .mh gan? merino sheep-oreed-ers's assoeiatiun, by which It was de cided to unite both societies under the name of "The Michigan merino sheep- breeders and wool-growers association. The new organization assumes the debts and receives the assets of the other. The new organization held a session and listened to papers by E. B. Welch of Paw Paw, and s. B. Ham mond of Kalamasoo. The receipts dur ing 1880 were $713,37, and disburse ments 499.59. Ninety-four floe! s have been offered for registration, of which 62 have been accepted and -2 are under advisement. At the reorganization meeting, G. M. Fellows acted as chairman, aud Mrs. Dean as secretary. A constitution and rules were adopted, and members solicited. The following officers were elected: President C. M. Fellows, Manches ter. Secretary W. t, S. Dean, Hanover. Treasurer A. D. Taylor, Romeo. Directors William Ball, Hamburg; E. DeCamp, Ovid; A. A. Wood, Saline; E. B. Welch, Paw Paw. Pedigree committee D. P. Dewey, Grand Blanc, three years;E. W. Haruy, Oceola, two years; William Radford. Marshall, one year. The London Timrn in a financial arti cle commenting upon the general ai pect of trade during the year just end ed, notes the quiet but steady improve ment in railway traffic. The returns show an increase of three to four per cent. In the latter half of the year. The enormous production of iron in 1880 has been exceeded In 1881. On the Clyde alone 100,000 more tons of shipping are being built than in the most active previous year. The proba ble out-turn of ships this year has been 800,000 to 1,000,000 tons gross. The prosperity of other trades Is shown by the increase up to the end of November in the aggregate of value of exports of British prodnce and manufactures hy from three to four per cent. TflE NEWYEAB. A flower unblown ; a book nnread ; A tree with fruit unharvested ; A pnh on trod ; a house whose room l.alc yet tbe heart'adivlne perrnmos ; landscape whose wide border Ilea In allent shade 'neath silent skies; A wondrous fountain yet. unsealed; A casket with Its gift a ooncealed: Thl Is the year that for you walla, Ue ond to-morrow'a myatln gates. -H. N. Powert. VkokTINR will regulate the bowels to rteal'hy sctlon, by stitnalatirifr the secretions, cleansing find purifying- the blood of polaonou humors, mid in ahealthy rtnd natural manner, expels nil Impurities without weakening the body. MICH., FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1882. THE FABM. Wh en tbe mountains are covered wttu pur pie mist. Aud the apples glow 'irat-i the orrhurd green : ben tbe grapes drop low on tin clamber ing vine, Aud tbe morning air Is frosty und keen Whftn tliu maples are blazing with sciu let name. The gorgeous flame of tho quivering leaves un, men oo wu gutner tue goiaen corn And biud it oloso In Us ample sheave. We galber it in, our prlceleaa hoard, Ripened and crisped by tho summer's glow Ana up io tumven we mi our manKs For this v 1ft of grain ere tbe winter snow B ARM NOTES- The work of tho farmer during this season may be summarized under these headings: preservation and utilization of the products of the past season . care ot his stock; preparing tor another year. The due uare of live stock implies perfect cleanliness, good ventilation, with sutlicient warmth, uood whole some food, and (for horses especially) moderate exercise. This care farmers eannot afford to neglect. tTODarf your plans for your spring work; each year s experience should make you a better farmer. Be guided by this experience In your programme of work for the ensuing year. Expe rience is hy no means the least import ant educator of the farmer. The grain crops are all in the barn or granary, or turned into hard cash, and the farmer has had another lesson on the important fact that the thorough oleauing and preparing of wheat or oth er grain for the market, is well paid for by the increased price. The interior grain should be ted in the stock yard, iu this way only does it pay. The root crops also stored lor the winter, in the cellar, or root-house, or iu the pit. We must bear in mind that frost is not the only state we have to guard against Too high a temperature as well as too low must be avoided; in order to pro serve roots in good oondition we must keep them from growing. Tho coolr we eau keep them without exposing thsm to the risk of freezing, the less liable they are to sprout; if the temper ature is too high, roots are liable to in jury from sproutiug; if it be too low there is the certainty of their being frozen; If too dry they are liable to be wilted, while too much moisture rots any roots. Vegetation is now dormant in our climate; there is therefore little out door work this month. There is, how ever, in gardening as well as farming much of preparation for the coming spring, as well as oare of the garden products for the winter supply. If there are any days of open dry weather vacant ground not yet turned up to the frost, should be dug, and, when neces sary, for deepening the soil and renew ing it, trenches from 12 to 20 inches deep. Trenching, it is true, is expen sive, but there is no labor more remu nerative. Manure can be brought by sleigh or wheeled carriage with greater ease than at any other season ; it should be put in largo heaps on the plots to which it lg to be applied. A mixture of plaster will prevent its being flre- fansed and a covering with plaster and earth will save It from being frozen. None of our various root crops will bear the frost so well as parsnips and horseradish, and if any of these have been left in the ground they would keep there in better condition by being mulch ee with litter or earth ; they will there keep uninjured till spring. The vege tables In the cellar or root-house should be Garefully baud picked occasionally, and decaying ones, if there be any such, removed. Cleanliness in Milkjnu. The manner of milking in the Channel Is lands, the home of the Alderney, is peculiar, aud has the merit of cleanli- icss, at least. Milking and straining the milk are done at one operation. The milk-maid with her tin pail, linen strainer and sea-shell proceeds to the pasture. .Seating herself beside the cow, she thus oompletse her arrange ments. The strainer is securely tied ver the narrow -mouthed bucket, and placing the large shallow shell on the strainer she rigorously directs the streams into the shell; Overflowing the shallow brim, the milk passes through the strainer into the receptacle be- neath, the shell being used simply to prevent wearing u hole in the linen strainer. Soot rOB Fertiliziso. -The Hardener 's Chronicle contains the fol lowing on soot as a fertilizer: "I have long had great faith in soot as a raau ure,and have here a covered bx placed near the castle, into which the sweep puts all the soot from the chimneys and flues, fiom time to time; this, in the course of the year, amounts to an Incrediblo quantity of manure, and very bandy and useful we Und it. When a piece of ground is dug we Rive it a dressing with soot, ami then. In gar dening phrase, 'break it down' for the crop; this really means ruunlng a har row or rough rake over it, and it mixes the soot with the soil nicely, and the result is always satisfactory in the crop. Last year our onion crop showed unmistakable signs of the mugot; I Immediately had the piece dressed with soot. Heavy rains set in just after, and soon the onions were on their legs and the maggots gone." Over-Feeding with Hat. Now that cows are about going Into winter qnarteiB, a hint about feeding hay may not be out of place. We often hear dairj men talk as if the height ot skill in taking care of cows in the winter, Wa: to get all the hay down that it Is peeilhll to cram into them. "I give my cows all the good hay I can get them to eat," is the DOMtful K inark often heard from a spirit d and M pit ing dairyman, though iu doing so he is wasting good provender without pro moting the best welfare of his animals It is a good thmg to feed cows well and to bo sure that they have food enough to sustain them fully; but it is neither wise nor economical to crowd them with a great bulk of hay of any quality, it is not wiso to crowd any animal with a great bulk of bay of any quality. A horse will do more work and do ite is. er, on moderate feeds of hay than he will to crowd him witl an that can be cot down him. it is burdensome for him to move or exert his muscles with an over distended stomach, and the too large ration will not be digested so well as a smaller one. These objections are more em phatically true with cows. It Is th nature of ruminants to hurrv down large meals when opportunity occurs and then to lie by a long time to grind It over, a cud at a time, till It is well pulverized. If palatable food is offered to them, they will take in one meal after another Inaulek auooeeilon. as it gives veiv little time for mastica tion, and the successive men's of half- giouud food w ill be rowded out of the rumen, one after another, Imperfectly digested for the want of being prop erly pulverized. In this iour.se of feeding, the double loss from discom toi t and Imperfect digeatlon is forcibly leu. t;ows should have no more hay than they have time to remasti- cate;and il this is not enough for their necessities, they should have easy-di gesting concentrated food ,!'- ' with it. The quantity of hay given should never exceed what they will rat up clean; and twice a day is often enough to give time tor properly ruiulnrdmg. The Milk ok the Cow Tree. - Alexander Humboldt remarks that tmong the many vety wonderfui nat ural phenomena which he had during his extensive travels witnessed none impressed him In a more remaikuble legree than the sight of a tree yield- ng an abundant supply of milk, the properties of which seemed to be the same as the milk oi' a cow. The adult Indians would yo each morning with heir slaves 1 roin the villago or .station in the slope of the mountain chain ordering on Venezuela, where Hum boldt w;ts topping, to a forest where hey grew, and, making Some deep in cisions Into tho trees, in less than two loura their vessels, placed under these uclsioni, Would be full. Ail present would then partake of the milk, on which the slaves grew fat, and a quan tity would be carried home to be given 0 tns children and to be mixed with cassava and maize. The tree itself at- aini a height of from forty-five to Ixty feet, ha long alternate leaves. tud was described by Linden as Bros- mum aalactodendroH. The milk which flows from any wound made in the runk la white and somewhat visoid; he flavor is very agreeable. Some time igu. on tne occasion oi jh. ooussing- ault going to South America, he was eq nested to take eveiy opportunity of invest igat ing this subject. A t Mar- way the tree was Iirst met with, and or more than a month its excellent qualities were dully tested in connee- ion with coffee and chocolate; but there was no opportunity for a chem ical analysis. Nor does such appear to have occurred till recently, wheu, amid the many curious things exhib ited by the Venezuelan Government at the Paris Exhibition, there happened to be several flasks ot this milk, and alter a long period M. Boussloffault las been enabled to complete his analy sis of this t ubstance, which is unique in the vegetable world. In a memoir aid before the Academy oi Franco he gives a detailed analysis, and con cludes by stating that this vegetable milk most certainly approaches In Its composition to the milk of the coW; it ontains not only fatty matter, nut al so sugar, eaeehM and phosphates, liut the relative proportion of these sub stances is greatly in favor of the veget able milk, and brings it up to the rich ness of cream, the amount of butter n cream being about the same propor tion as the peculiar waxy material found in the vegetable milk, a fact hat will readily aeeount for Its great null itive powers. Four years ago Mr. fc. O. Osborn, of Stuart, Iowa, planted several acres of forest trees, mostly of maple and black walnut, and he notes that though the seeds of the latter, even when put in tbe ground fresh, sometimes remain iu ike earth one or two years without ger minating, but when they do germinate the plants soon catch up with the maples which started promptly. Mr. Osborn'tt trees now measure from four to ten feet in height, according to qual ity and richness of soil. Some of his four year old trees made this year a growth of five feet by actual measure ment. The refuse salt from the Onondaga salt works is used quite commonly in western New York on wheat lands, with beneficial results. It is applied sometimes on the growing crop In spring, but usually on the field and worked into the soil previous to seed lug. F. P. Hoot, of Monroe county, In that state says, a much larger quantity may be used when worked Into the soil than when applied directly to the crop; 300 or 400 pounds per acre may be sown broadcast on the crop, through one barrel of 2S0 pounds is about the usual quantity used, and three or four times that quantity may be worked in to the soil with safety. Used in this way it is beneficial in destroying In sects and worms in the soil as well as to promote growth and early maturity of the crop. It is not claimed that salt- is a direct fertilizer, for sodium is not found to be an element of plant food to any great extent in the cereal crops, but a mechanical e.ffect Is some how produced which is beneficial to vegetation to a limited extent. NO. 35. NEWS 0FTHE WEEK. CONGRESS. Jan. oth. In the Senate a number of execu tire communications were laid before tbe body and numerous pwtitious were presented for legislation regulating inter state commerce and for Increased pay to tbe llfe-avlng service referred to committees. In the Houses polut of order was raised as to the rlgbt to Introduce a bill through petitions, ihe chair decided that tbe only right method was to Introduce bills openly. The House theu adjourned untlt Monday next. ine House mat at uoou. Mr. Ortb, rose to a question of privilege, saying he bad heena member for 12 years and thought he was entitled to a better rt cognition than that given him by tbe speaker in bin oommittee ap pointments, and declined to serve on tbe com initloe on rules. He wim excused. Bills were Introduced as follows: Beyutrinir mauufao urern of oleomargarine butter to label itac cordlug to its character ; toamecd the rules so that the . )tnmlttee on the Mississippi levees may originate approprlahouH for all works and Improvements of the river without reference to the appropriation committee. Mr. Hewit lntroduoed a resolution of IbankH to tbe kbe dive of Egypt for the presentation to the Unit ed States of the obelisk (Cleopatra's needle); paased. uec. oin.-rrreaiueut lavie called Mr. (ar- lauu io M cliiilr. Resolutions were offered. Instructing the Secretary of the Interior to furnlfh reports of survey of the United States and MUM boundary commission; also, in strucving uiehecietary of Treasury to give reasons for not complying with tbe iustruc tions In regard to the tariff dues inn osed in Lngliab and American goods by France. The rss'dution of Mr. Hale, for a (special commiH- slon on the modo of electing tbe President and Vice-President and of counting aud certifying the vote was disposed of by reference to the committee ou Privileges and Elections. Mr. Sherman gave notice of his Intention to bring up on Monday bis hill for the issue of three per cent bonds. The Senate, after a brief ex ecutive session, adjourned until Mouday. a " . rUKJlilGlS, A diapatch from Pmmuia Dee. 24 says: The municipality ef Lima has been suppressed by order of commander Lynch, of the Chilian forces. Col Caesar Canevar, the alcayde, wheu the order was served upon bim, refused to turn over his department to the Chilians u mil compelled te do so by force. He has been subjected to no indignity, and the municipal affairs of Lima are now managed by a Chilian officer. Refuges from Tuuls are arriving at Tripoli by the thousand?. A London Committee of prominent Jews, Including the Rothobtlds, is collecting Inform alton regarding the persecution of tbe Jews In Russia and Poland. Tbe Roman Catholic Bishops and clergy of Montreal have withdrawn their opposition to the beceaiud Wifts Sister Marriage bill, and it will be lntroduoed into Parliament in a mod Bed form. Iroquois and Foxball, the famous American raoers, will, It is said, be matched for a race early next season at Newmarket. Iu a recent speeeh at Birmingham Mr. Brigh attributed the dlsoontention of Ireland to a long course of lory misrule, and justifies pres ent coercive measures by tbe government on Uie ground of absolute necessity. A London correspondent says that Fran c and England have agreed to. support tl'e Khe dive of Egypt in the maintenance of his author it y over bis own troops or subjects. Tbe Emperor of Germany has celebrated tbe 75th anniversary of his admission to the army. Cardiual Lndovloo Jacoblrd, tbe pontifical secrerary of state, has made a startling move ment. He has addressed a note to all tbe pow ers which now lutve their representatives at tbe Vatican, asking tbom what steps they would take if the Pope were compelled to leave Rome These Powers are Austria, Belgium, Frauce, Brazil, and nearly all the South American statw. The sameuiieatiou tins also been asked iu a more indirect manner of the German and English representatives. The cardiual auks whether the representatives of the ca'holic cbnrch would follow thePope If he was com pelled to leave Rome, and whether they wonld undertake to gutuantee the safety of the Pope's ohurches aud palaces after his departure. A Liondon dispatch, Jan. 5, gives an account of a terrible outbreak in Kuldja. The Chinese authorities there asserted authority over the conquered people in a very cruel and Impres sive mnnuer, and tbe native Khiaghls ooneci ted a scheme in retaliation, and carried it or by attacking the Chinese villages and massacreing all tho Inhabitants, sparing none. Forstor publishes n letUu- denying that se cret Instructions were given by the govern ment to the sub-commissioners under the land act as charged hy the landlords' conven tion. Earf Act by made a speech yesterday announc ing himself as a thorough llberftl, and compar ing tho trouble in Ireland to the aecenalon movement In merlca; In which, he declared England would bs as successful as was the uortb lu the conflict for union. Tin entire tenantry of the town ot Laud Licka, North Tlpperary, wan evicted Thurs day. 1 he military were present One hun dred guardsmen W' l I eeut to Clare and Lim erick on requisition ol n tn.e 1st rate, (iunn men will b distributed in parties of five through the coun 'ry in small garrisons to pro tect the persons aud property of landlords aud others whose lives are threatened. The MississlpI river was cleeed by ice, at St. Paul, on Sunday night. Nav igation stopped two weeks ago by the closing of Lake Pepin. The closing of tbe river this seasou is the latest on i rtl, with one exception, Jan. 4, 1878. The river was open from St. Paul to the Gulf front Feb. 20, 1877, until Jan. 4, 1878. There was a partial closing with thin ice on Nov. 80. 1877, but mild weather lollowed immediately and tho crust of Ice speedily disappear ed. During the past searon the river was open from April 80, to Jan. 1, or a period of 244 days. Sonio peach trees in Allegan county were partly in bloom last week and oahers nearly ready to bleem. THE TRIAL OF QUITEAU. The8thday of the Uuiteau trial, Wednesday, was occupied with un ar gument, on motion of counsel for de f erase, toreopvn the ease fot the ndttuV sion ot new testimony to prove insan ity. Afrcr a free discussion and a p.t titut hearing, the court decided to hear no mor witnesses on that subject. Mr. 8eo Villi ( tilled Dr. Beard, of New York, to testify as to the condi tion of the prisoner's mind at the time of shooting. The counsel got into a wrangle over a hypothetical question, and (iuiteau became noisy. When the guard attempted to quiet him he be came defiant and said, "You can't keep me quiet I want a fair showing I don't care a snap for tbe past testi mony." James Brooks, chief of the secret service of the treasury department, de tailed conversations with Quiteau after the shooting. When he told the pris oner of Garfield's precarious condition, he said, "Poor fellow, I wish I had given him a third bullet and put him out of his misery." This made the prisoner restless, aud he had further altercations with his guards, saying to them, "You sit down and mind your own business. You are nobody, and 1 speak to 50,000,000 people." Scovllle asked to put in a photograph, showing Guiteau's condition prior to the assas sination, which was not admitted. The testimony being all in, court adjourned uutil Saturday, to give defense time f or further overtures. Both the counsel for the prosecution and for the defense, in Guiteau's case, are engaged on "law points" during court recess. On both sides the opinion is expressed that next week will see the termination of the case. Guiteau is confident of a triumphant acquittal, but his wardeu announces his purpose to exclude visitors hereafter, except his relatives and counsel. His sister, Mrs. Scovllle, is giving his counsel much trouble with her suggestions and com plaints, and interference with the de tails of the case. She seems impressed with the idea that Guiteau will be fouud guilty, and throws all blame on her husband for mismanagement. Some predict that she will become insane, and try to induce her to return to Chicago, but she persistently refuses. 8ATUBDAT, DEC. 81. This morning the cross-examina tion of Dr. Gray by Mr. Scovllle only served to establish more firmly the position assumed by that expert and to expose more fully the empty pretense of insanity in Guiteau. The prisonei raised a great laugh in court by his ab rupt announcement of the birth of a baby in the family of one of his guards, and at the close of the session he again made himself conspicuous by wishing ns hearers and the world in general a happy new year. Counsel for the de fense are preparing for the closing of their case and the argument, from which it would seem that the end may be hoped for soon. After a further cross-examination of Dr. Gray, of Utica, in which he states that he found no evidence of in sanity in Giteau, he was oxcused from the stand. Upon this the prosecution announced the conclusion of their evidence. Dr. Bawlar, of Kansas Citv. was called for sur-rebuttal. Said that when Giteau was divorced, bis wife was in so much doubt as to his sanity, that she thought she ought to live with him. Clark Mills' the sculptor, was introduced to indentify the plaster cast of the prisoner's head. Giteau undertook to read a letter from a friend of Garfield's, to sho v that public opinion is in his favor, but the Jndge said that public opinion had nothing to do with the case, and ordered him to be silent. Silence was enforced by tbe manaces of Marshal Henry, after the prisoner had told the Court that when he speaks, he speaks to 50,000- 000 of people, and not the little crowd in the court room. Counsel for the defense are preparing to submit a mo tion for the admission of new evi dence. As was expected, the attorneys foi Guiteau ooncluded to raise the question of jurisdiction in his case. The oppos ing counsel are preparing a defence Qf the proceedings under Judge Cox. Small Pox Rexkdy. Tbe follow ing will cure not only small pox, but also scarlet fever. It is harmless when taken by a person in health: Sulphate of zinc, one grain; fox-glove (digitalis) one grain; half a teaspoonful ot sugar; mix with two tablespoonfuls of water. When thoraughly mixed, add four ounces of water. Take a teaspoonfnl every hour. Either disease will disap pear in twelve hours. For a child, smaller doses, according to age. It countries would compel their physi cians to use this there would be no use this there would be no need of a pest house. The steamer Eureka, wliioh arrived at Port Townsend from Sitka recently. brought most encouraging news from the gold mines. Over $150,000 has been taken out the present season. The plumber, unlike the water pipe on which he thrives, never busts up. Breakfast Table. The blacking brush and the Brush electric light are both good shiners. Chronicle Htrald. Money, says the Philadelplda Chron icle, makes friends. Aye, and enemies, too, when you lend it too freely. A Maryland exchange refers to Mr. Thos. G. Froward, of Belair, that state, who was cured by St. Jacob's oil of rheumatism. Rochester N. T.) Sun dap Morning Tribune. To say the good die young is a stand ing Invitation for a small boy to be bad. New Orlmm Pimyum. Mr. V G. Gartman, the business man ager of the Evening DUtpatch, of York, Pa, was cured of neuralgia by three applications of St. Jacob's Oil. Boston (Mass.) Saturday Evening Express. $225 i AlllnRnrtlolMln the w. -rid . 1 iimple fr a irt.iw.Jay Wrouuon, Ut 'roit.Mloh f ' iMf-P?'""" ''''VfiJfrff 'liter MlPrior a'lvantaf t Mudvnts. Thry arr lhorr.ily Irilltd in office work, letter '.Tr.in .ir..l the executing of KiiMn.aflD.iper Those will-inn a thorough Imtincii education ch-mlrl enciiiire of th Ijinw nei men of Detroit wher a can baft DM. !. Mmai tea rr. J Mi ft