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The Weekly Expositor.
DEL T. SUTTON, PUBLISHES. BROCK WAY CENTER, Mien STATE MEWS. Martin S. Cole of Battle Creek has attempted suicide four times, and the last at gnpt nw prove fatal. A year ago Jeremiah Stackhouse was onvlcted and sentenced to prison for 10 years for baring burned a mill in Calhoun county. Be U now to be Riven a new trial.. Wm. Staples of Medina, an old gen tleman and a former resident of Hudson, corn Bitted sutolde by cutting his throat lael week. Burglars entered the house of Milton Brown of Kile, carried off hie pantalooas and rifled the pockets. Tbehouseof Mr.Cofflnger, chief engineer of the fire department, was alio entered, but the thieves were frightened away, The Cincinnati, Wabash A Lake Michigan railroad will begin to run through trains from Cluclnaatl to Benton Harbor next week. A telegraph line is now in operation between Cantervllle and Nottawa. Ebeneezer Wade, a pioneer business man of Corunna,dled the first of tbeweek aged 72 years. Archibald Scott was struck by an east beund express train near Chelsea, on the Michigan Central, and Instantly killed. He was a well-to-do farmer and leaves a wife. Henry DePue of Noble, Branch Co., fell from a train near Drone-a and Is now minus one hand. A number of the most intelligent and progressive farmers of Calhoun county have an association for the purpose of encouraging better methods of raising corn. It has been in existence some time and this year its annual prize was bestowed upon Supervisor Y. S Simons of Emmett, who showed a field which gave ZOO bushels to the acre. Timothy Sullivan, of the firm of Sulllf an Jfc Carey, grocers of Lapeer, died sud denly last night of heart (lipase. D. L. Jacquos, formerly a prominent citizen of Hudson, died at Cleveland, 0., of diphtheria, a few days ago. Several tnemhers of his family have also died of the same dis ease. Joseph Austin, a switchman, while coupling cars at Cadillac,- slipped and was crushed beneath the cars, dying iostantly. He was a single man, aged 23 years. The large circular daw in Eddy, Avery Sc. Eddy's mill at Bay City hurst recently tboagh fortunately and almost miraculously no one was hurt. After the present date the two red lights irarklng the entrance to the uorth gap of the harbor of refuge, Sand Beach, will le discontinued. Calvin Tompkins, of Tompkins Cove, N. Y, gave Ad rain college $10,000 in 1878, and this week is visiting the institution to ee bow it ge's along. A collision occurred on the Detroit, Grand Haven Jb Milwaukee railway at Bir mingham, between t fre'gbt and a piwenger train. The orly person injured was Mrs. John Hess, of Detroit, buher bnrts are not serious. Byron Cole, of near Grand Ledge, took a doe of s'rychnlne In mistake for qui nine. At 3a-t report he was still hIIvj. E. S. Phillips shingle mill, two miles north of Mecosta, turned recently, 1ms $3,000 or thereabouts, with 1,000 insurance. A destructive fire occurred at Ban erofr, Shlawapseeconnty, early In the morn ing. It broke oat In the upper story of Klge low Bros.' drug ttore and noon af terward the whole block was In flames and six stores were destroyed, ampin? a low of t25,0OO or more, with Insurance much below that figure. In dividual losees are given hs follows, euhjKJt to the usual shrinkage of such reports: Bigelow Bros., $5,000; Roger Sherman, $7,000; Ohert & Wafson, 13,000; Grove Phillips, $2,000; Lltcble, $2,0C0; Mrs Gcrcey, $1,000; Irving, $800; Dr. Knapp, 5cK). The fire Is a severe blow to a thriving Hi tie village. O. M. Loomis, of Grand Rapids, for merly of Battle Creek, about a month ago fell, striklrg againt a door knob and nearly break ing his neck. For several daj s, an d until in flammation set in, the extent of the lcjury was not known, and even then Mr. Loomis kept about his business, taking to his bed only a week ago. He now lies In a critical condition, his brain and spine being threatened, but may pull through with the most caref nl treatment. lion. Chandler Richards, died sud denly at Paw Paw on his way from dinner to his office. R. W. Mann, of Adrian, died sudden ly of heart disease at that place. He was the father of Eagene D. Maan, late of the Detroit Evening News, and two other sons who are now lu Europe "introducing American rail way Improvements. Mr. Mann wts 02 years eld. In the recent death of three pioneers near Ypsllantl Hanson Ambrose, Mrs. Stark and Mrs. A hera qnser coincidence is com pleted. They came to Michigan the same week, settled on farms adjoining each ether, died the same month from the same disease paralysis. The postofflce at Springport, Jackson ounty, was robbed one night hvrtweek of $200 werth of stamps and 150 crh. The United States express company Is about to opti aa fflco at Kalamazoo. Iron ore for the new furnace at Man eelena on the G. R. A L rsllrond Is now ar riving at Mackinaw City from a wine en the Marquette, Houghton & Oatonagoa rallrord, thus going to the furnace without change ef cars or breaking bulk. Chlldron Lost. Saginaw Herald: On the 13th of Oct. three children of Michael Boyle, who . resides near John G. Owen's mill, left the city en route to the home of their uncle, Petor Boyl, at Shenandoah, Pa. The travelers were Mary, aped 17; Lizzie, R?ed 0. and Peter, a lad of 7 years. They were unencumbered with baggage, carrying nothing but a basket containing provision, and if all had gone well with them, should have reached their destination in abon' two days. The railroad tickets carried them within 25 miles of it. The oldest daughter promised to write to her father within an hour after arriving, but thus far nothing li. is been heard of her or her jeempanions. Becoming alaroied the father wrote three 1 titers to Shenandoah without receiving a reply. lie tben went to the Flint and Per Marquette railway officials, ex plained his trouble, and a telegram was sent to the postmaster at the place named making inquiries. On Satur day an answer was received stating that t he children had not arrived there, and further that Peter Boyle had re moved from the village a short time previous and his present whereabouts was unknown. The only trace the fattier has been enabled to learn of his children was at Flint, where it was noticed the bo was crying. The pro babilities are that they became lost at a point where they were obliged to change cars. At Shonandoah they had friends and relatives to whom they could have applied for shelter, so that the absence of their uncle does not ac count for their disappearance. The oldest girl is bright and intelligent and comely in appearance. Any informa tion concerning the missing ones will be thankfully received by Michael Boyle, this city. . State IIorticultukal, Society. The annual meeting of the stute hor ticultural society will be heldUn the city of Flint, Dec. 3-6, in acceptance of an invitation tendered by the Geneseo county horticultural society. The scheme of topics as at present an nounced is as follows: Tariff laws con cerning horticultural products; fores try and ornamental plauting; horticul ture for young people; injurious in sects new in Michigan; pomological statistics of Genesee county; the struc ture and growth of a ree Prof. Beal ; evolution, effects of environment to modify structure Prof. Cook; grape pruning, its history and progress; tue potato, history, culture and varieties; landscape gardening for small places ; varieties ot market apples for eastern Michigan; stone fruits for Genesee couHty. The last evening will be de voted to short addresses upon popular horticultural topics. A tine list of premiums is offered by the society on various exhibits of fruits and flowers. The several railroads offer reduced rates to visitors, and the citizens of Flint will entertain all members of the state society and its branches in their homes. Light of the Sky. Captain Abney lately read a paper before the British Association on the light of the sky at high altitudes, based upon observations made in the Alps on the Riffel, at a height of 8,500 feet. His investigations proved that in high altitudes the light of the sky diminishes very much so as to make photography difficult, and that it is only a tenth or a twentieth of that which is found on the surface of the earth. There was a re markable absence of the rain band spec trum. On the Riffel he only saw it once, and that was during a shower. The solar spectrum was the same on the Riffel as in London. He did not believe that aqueous vapor was present in the upper regions, at all events in the form in which it exists below. In the led part of the spectrum he found that the benzine and alcohol which had been found to exist in the atmosphere actually increased in strength in the higher regions, aud he cohM only sup pose that benzine and alcohol are not of terrestrial formation bat come U us from space. Or. Glaisher said he had never tailed up to five miles in getting a deposition of vapor, and there was no part of the earth's atmosphere probably in which there was no aqueous vapor. At a height of seven miles in a baboon he had seen cirius clouds still higher, and there was a great difference be tween the state of the atmosphere in a free balloon and on a mountain side. Professor S. P. Langley, of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in a paper on the distri bution of energy in the solar spectrum, stated that he had investigated the infra-red spectrum at a height of 13,000 feet in a very dry region, aud found chat it extends very much further than had been mapped heretofore. The wave lengths of the visible parts of the red end of the spectrum are only one fourth of those in the infra-spectrum, so that three-fourths of the energy were invisible. His observations proved the existence of great gaps in the spectrum, and he was inclined to support Abney's conclusions on the existence of benzine and alcohol in space. Tryino to Get Ahead or the Mails. Last Saturday night a New buryport gentleman, in going to Bos ton, was asked by a fellow passenger if he would be kind enough to drop a let ter in a box when he arrived in the city. Of course he willingly agreed to do the little errand, took the letter and placed it in a pocket. Tuesday morn ing he put his hand in that pocket and brought to light the missive. He hai returned to Newburyport and forgot ten his errand. Wishing to in part atone, he carried it to the depot, gave it to the baggage master, with the re quest that the latter individual hand it to some Boston-bound passenger, that it might be forwarded. The baggage master took it, and handed 't to the llrst man going to Boston whom he met a perfect stranper. This gentleman took it, read the superscription, and looked surpiiae. Ho tried to smile, but was dumbfounded. At last, however, he spoke and said: w Why I gave this letter myself to a gentleman on the train last Saturday night to post. How on earth came you by it V" This ex planation Has given, when he remark ed that the letter had a history. It was written last week Thursday by a lady and given to a gentleman with the request that he post it in Boston. He courteously acquiesced, put it in his pocket, and carried it till Saturday morning. He then turned it over to the narrator of the story, who very properly carried it until evening, and, as he was not then going into Boston, he turned it over to No, 1. of our tale, with the results above described. Newburyport, Mass., Iferald. When is a boat like a heap of snow ? When it is adrift. rtSTBOTT MAHKETS WbeM No. ), white 8 X Floor 4 74 M 8 00 Corn 73 T4 OnU 19 40 t low seed ba 60 et reed hmn, ton -18 f0 WI4 00 Middling, ft to 14 00 414 25 Appkw- bbl I 36 9 I T Dried Applet, V lb 61. a 7 Cranberries i ba t IS e I U Butter 17 21 Fw it it Chut..., , 13 4 14 Potatoes bn ftS 40 Sweet Potato f bbl 1 to I 11 Honey IT 20 Oyitert f ran 20 9 10 Beans picked t 44 t I 40 unpleked 1 tO I 10 rur 11 00 14 00 Straw I 00 0 00 Fork, meM 21 00 ft II 24 family .....21 74 all 00 I'eef, estra niem ,v, 00 12 40 Wood -Iteecb and Maple f 00 Maple too Hickory goo Coal T.gg 6 21 PtoTO M 6 16 -Oieetaat 6 Tt NEWS OF THE WEEK. FOREIGN, TO BB RECALLED, The czar probably will recall his con sul general at PblUippopolls, who recently created such a scandal by hit Interference la local politic. A STKAMSHIF FOUNDERED. The steamship Angelica, plying be tweei difla and Hall, has foundered la the North Sea and 40 persons drowuod. A HANDSOM KPRE9ENT FOB XlMO WILLIAM. The German people will present the Crown Piluce Frederick William and his uou tort Victoria, at their approaching tilrer wed diuir, Jauuary 25, with a complete tet for dlu lug room, together with furniture for the table and aoceoriea. The wkole pieaent will cost ab ut half a million mark. MIS riO SOLEMNITIES IK TV RUT. A Constantinople dispatch of the Hth Ray: Tae Sultan had a leree to celebrate the thirtwn hundredth year of the Mohammedan calendar, which, according to the prediction of Booth-aayera, will glrelba world a new Prophet' of Islam. A new revelation waa made public by the ntrolngers. . It aeeuies the Sultan that he hlmaelf is the M abdl, or new prophet, of Islam. The celebration of the mystic solemnities is so universal that business Is at a stands till and the streets are given up to precessions and religions festivities. TIDINwS FBOM THB MISSIDO BOAT. News has leen received in London th.it the crew of tbe mlselog boat from the steamship Westpballa landed in New Haven and that the steamer with which the West phalia collided, sank with all on board. A CKISIB. The situation in Constantinople in repac! to mlnlsteilal affairs U becoming acute. Sal 1 Pasta ban been endeavorlug to strengthen bis own pnel'ion, and b snppcited by Ctoman Bey, the firnt favorite of the sultan . DOES NOT DA BE. Lord Granville, secretary of state for the foreign departmeut, Informed Musa rua Pasha that Kuglaud oppose, thoroughly and radically, the idea of a Turkish commis sioner going to Cairo. It is believe la efflelal circles that Turkey will not Insist pon Bend ing her repreeentAtive. mADSTONE'8 CONTEMPLATE! BK3IO NATION. The rumor of ministerial changes, befoio the Honrs of Corrmoc?, is oOlcmliy denlrd. Gladstone conteraplnte resignation of the exchequer, bat will retain the premier thlp. The subsequent reoons'roctlon of tbe ministry is still unsettled. ARABI CHARGED WlTU INCENDIABISM. Arabi rash a is chargwl by two of his subordinate with havinp formed the plan for the burning of ilexaadria. The complaiot s also made tbat he planned for the aaassin ptlon of the khedlve. gbett's illness. Great excitement prevails in official f licit la Franc-, canxed by the sudden lUtees of Precedent Grevy. H has bad two atUckt of rush of Mood to the bivtiri, t'keu being apo I'Kl'lu its character. His resignation Ins leen dlscunsed by cenaiu cflicial pipers, sud may be hasteced by his HlreM. HTCAVT DEFICIENCY. The deficit of Egypt in the current Cnauclal year is estimated at X120,UU0 an against n expected surplus ot 282.000. The deAcit, together with the cost of Eugiioh occupation pnd Alexandria indetufiitivs, will ct-nntitute a bftfivy charge upon the future revenues of tbe country. NOBTHCOTK ILL. Sir Stafford Northcote's health is in a precarious condition, and a change of sir Is ntsolBtely necMnrr. He is off for the Medit erranean. - SENTENCED. Dr. Gant, who represented American socialist at tbe Hague congress of socialist, 1881, has heea sentenced to two years' impris onment by the court at Rotterdam for obtain f; gotKls by fraudulent advertisements. DBFFEBIN'S IDEA. Lord Dufferin has opened negotia tions at Cairo, the leading point in which Is the convention and term of English occupa Mnn of Egypt, which it Is reported proposes to le three year?, Tbe European powers are rot to be consulted in the conversion, bnt refer euce Is made to the sultan efter its conclusion and informal recognition if his right as?a suzerain. A GRANT PBOFOSBD. In the House of Commons, recently, Gh(Mwue lrtlmeted that the government proposed a grant ot money tA the naval and military forcee who participated in tbe Egyp. tlan campaign. TO BE TREATFD ALIEB. The same mode of procedure will be adopted In the trial of Aiahi Paeha and the other reb?I chiera. All questions at issue be tween tbe prosecution and detVuse have been arranged. Tbe ex amination of witaesses will be commenced by Broadley, one of A rail's Counsel. ORKVT'S CONDITION CRITICAL. Despite all contradictions, President Grevy's health is in a very critical condition and political circles art) discussing bis sue reesor. Gambetta, Gen. Cbanzy and Bressen are mentioned In connection therewith. Bres son it the favorite ot moderates. a Canadian oil boom. Oil Springs people are offer iug the Canada Southern railway tbe right of way, station ground and other Inducements as an incentive to build a branch from Oil City to thai ttolnt, distance two and a half miles, and rbould tbe beom In oil continue it la probable the wia will be granted. BAILWAI SMAtR-BP. ; A smash-up occurred on the Canada Southern railroad half a miie east of St. Thomas whereiy considerable damaKe was done, sev eral cats laden with canned fruit being smash ed and the engine badly deinoilihed. The wrecks took fir and one car was burned. It was caused by au open witch. Nobody hurt. IRELAND'S NBEDS UltQXBT. Irish leaders are anxious because of the delay of the British government in devis ing means for tbe relief of the poverty stricken and starring tenants, par nell hat been Instructed to ask the government what the Intent, doing te relieve the anticipated distress. Although a foi tni&bt remains for receiviog appropriations under the Irish arreare act from tenants in urreaia three-quarters of a million dollans have been applied ior. During tbe debate U was ebliinaUd eleven and a quarter tnilllou dollars would have to be taken frosi tne cbuich surplus for this parpose. GLADSTONE ABuCT TO BKIIUN CHANCELLOB SHIP Of THE KXCHSQBEB. In Cooimons recently Mr. Gladstone stated that It whs not laU-ndwi that the offlos of the first hrd of th treasury aud the chan cellor of the exchequer should kola future represertel by rn person. The present r range men f, he ouid, was not good. He did sot consider himself able to search out work as thoroughly as a good chancellor of the ex. chf quer ought, and at hi former times he tried to do cheers. .n1 ke hoped a long time would elapee hot ore a change was cade. CVRBI GC1LTT. Patrick Casey has been found guilty ot the murder of tbe Joyo family, and sen tenced to be barged Dec. 17. DISCREDITED. The evidence of .Suleiman Daoud that Arabi Pasha ordered him to set Alexan dria on fire and murder the khedlve Is gener ally discredited. Sultan Pasha denies meeting Suleiman Daoud on the wy te Banleh palace to murder tao kbedive. BETIEW Or HETDRNRD TBOOPS. The queen, accompanied by the crown princfstof Germany, Princess lieati Ice, trie duchess of Connaught, and the duke of Cam bridge, commander ln-chltf of the army upon their return to England reviewed 8,000 of the troops which took part In the Egyptian cam paign, including a tmall representative depu tation of the Indian contingent nowhere; and 4 few men of the Malta Fenclble artillery. Tae queen was received by Gen. Wohnty at the gates of the palace and drove through the archway to the tear of the horse guard?, In specting on the way troops drawn op along theroile. After saluting, the troops pawed through the archway and made a tour through tbe stmts. Vast crowds were collected. Tbe road tiad review ground were kept clear by 7,000 police and a large mubter of volunteer and yeomaury. Tbe guards, Highlanders, a bugade of seamen and marines, and the Indi an contingent about 80 strong, evoked a moet enthusiastic welcome, ike ktreets through which the troops subsequently matched are gaily decorated with flags beaiiugtbe mot toes 4Kai8aeslu,w Tel-ei-Kebir," Welcome Home," and ethers appropriate to the occa sion. The display exciteu extraordinary en thusiasm, it being unprecedented slnc tbe clove of the Crimean war. Tbe prince and princess of Wales and duke aud duchess of Edinburgh were also present. The duke of Connaught march log pnet at tbe bead of tbe guard was one of the maikod Incidents of tbe procession, the queen standing op In her Chrrlage meanwhile. The Indian contingent were last to pass. The qen conversed for a few minutes with tieu. Wolsetey and con Ululated him apen tbe appearance of the troops. At the review the queen presented wur medals U two repreeentutivea ef each regiment. Tbe general presentation recurs at Windsor Palace later. A STABTUNO DEFICIT. The German Minister of Finance re port a deficit of 31, 000,000 marks. A SPLIT EXPECTED. At Berlim they expect a serious split 10 the i'rgresrtlt party. If a rupture happfos, the divided factious will rally Around Herr Hant.1 aud Herr Ricbter. Tne latter Is absent from parliamentary duties because of ill- health. SOCIALISTS ABBE3TED. Socialists a' e being arrested by the authorities et Lmburg, Austria. Six me ckauioj wore recently arrested and a )arg lumber of j.tcialistic paapbUta and expletive bull'U seized. A PARTI BNION. The combination formed by the fol lowois of Mkntos and Srrnno is the latest political tentatlou in Spain. Much doubt is expretfeed by mialeteiial ;apert as t the am cerity of the subversion. CRIMINAL MA.TTJ3ItS. WHERE DYNAMITE DID SOME GOOD. Robtiers working at a safe in a store ut Hot Springs, Ark., struck some dynamite caps which etopd their operation by blow log them out of position. EXECUTION Or BBAVEBEAB. Brave Bear, the Sioux Indian who murdered Ja. J oh" sin near Fort Sully in 1879, was bangd at Yankton, Da., a few days since, the execution being prlvn'. MURDER IN INDIANA. J An insane man named Jasper Spauld ing, living near Baub, Ind. , murdered his wife and son, first knocking them aeneUsi with a wbifflitree, and then cutting their thi oats with a razor. H a afterward cut his own throat with the name weapon. THE "XICX" THAT A KISS CAUSED. Henry Kuhn, aged 20, of 18 Hum boldt a'reet, Brooklyn, ttttniptod to kiss Bar bara Duechlein, aged 18. A companion nam ed George G rover, aged 19, tried to fci' p him. Kuhn became enraged and struck Grover. 1 bey clenehed and Kuhn was thrown heavily, his head striking the curbstone. Kuhn wil dl. Grover was arrested. BAOOAIK I MASHER IN LIMBO. Frank Sucus, hd employe of the Union depot at Dallas, Texas, was arrested at St. Loulu, Mo., for robbing baggage. A large amount of miscellaneous property, in cluding Jewelry and other valuable articles, was found In his bonne. He la believed to be the head of a baggage plundering gang that has operated exteusively at Dallas aud other places. LETTER CARRIER BENTENOED. Samuel Leviair, a St. Louis, Mo., letter carrier, has been found guilty of robbing street mail box and seutenoed to three years at hard labor in the Chester, 111., penitentiary. BHCTAL OUTRAGE. A few evenings since, while waiting at a denot in Pan a. III., a young girl was en ticed away by John Keller and Wm. Coulter, one representing himself to her rs on officer, and the other a hotel runner. Tbey took her to a retired spot and brutally and criminally assaulted her. ' Tby are ander arrest, together with a ehnmWra. Cralger, who olxlm that only followed them. POLITICAL POINTS. GEORGIA'S SENATORS. The following is the vote on the Joint ballot taken in Atlauta for U. 8. senator Shorttteiot, Barrow, 166; Hill, 99; Barrow woe elected. For the long term, Colquitt, 122: Jackson, 40; Black, 43: Anderson, 20. Colquitt was elected. JUBILANT OBESNBaCXERB. The straight Greenback state com. miltee of llal&e recently met in Augusta, About a d Z4Q members were present, includ ing Solon Chaee. It was decided to thoroughly organize tor the 'next campaign by a careful choice of town committee who will be instruct ed to arrange for a school district campaign similar to the one a few years ago which re sulted lu victory for the party. An address will probably be submitted to the people and every effort will be made to unite the ranks or the Greenback party. A strong foeliog exists apatnet fuMon with any party, and a hopeful feeling prevails. TBTB ALABAMA CLAIMS. The Alabama claims commission held a eMon Id Washington recently. Argu ment was begun on two tat questions which are to govern future procedure of the court as follows: Wbet'ier every person Interested In the claims presented to the court mont be re quired to file their flairs ct whether they can be reprrsented'hy an agent. The ol her ques tion Introduced for the com Meratlon of the court wsa whether clslmaats should be re- qolred to print the formal part of Insurance polices. It hVtboneht the final decision ef couit will not require them to do this. PUDDLEBS ON A BTKIIE. The striking puddlers of St. Louis have assurance tbat the puddlers of Greeu cnstle. Terra Haute, Ind., Belleville, Ill and Elmlnswlck, alo, will unite with them. These men demand a return to the wages received before the adoption of the Pittsburg schedule, notwithstanding the fact that they were will ing to be governed by their action. ARKANSAS CONGRESSMEN. A dispatch from Little Rock gives the following Democratic majorities for eon i reseinen : Second district, Jones 3,806 ; third district, Rogers 2,603. CONGRESSIONAL CONTESTANTS. There are an astonishing number of close votes in the late congressional election, and knowing noea prophtsy there will be at least 50 contested seats. From VlrglBla alone three contests are threatened. No doubt the custom of allowing attorney's fees to unsuc cessful contestants has a tendency to encour age tbe presentation of weak cases, and It la an epen question whether such a practice ought not to be abolished. The time of con gressmen Is too valuable to be wasted In frivol out contests. ADDITIONAL 1NEWS. A BBSHINO LAND BUSINESS. Inspector Holcomb in a report to the general land office gives an Interesting ac count of the etaoilehment of a land office at Huron, Dakota territory, Oct. 9. Monday was the day set for the office to open, and at 8 o'clock that morning over 6O0 attorneys as sembled in front of tbe building in readiness for business at 9 o'clock, when the doors opfnd. There wis such a rush that doors and wlndowa were broken and several fights occurred in eagerness to file applications Bret. The receiver was compelled to make the announcement that all applications would be regarded aa having btteu filed slmnltaneous y. Over 19,000 worth of land was sold for cash the first day, 100,000 acres were entered, and with protests and applications it was the largest day's work perhaps ever done at any land office In this country. A COLLISION. Off Beachy Head, on the English coast, early the other morning, the Westphalia collided with an unknown steamer. Tbe Westphalia was damaged considerably and the unknown" went down. INDIANS PUNISHED. Insolent Indians at Hochiuoo, on the coast of Alaska, were reduced to obedience and punbbd for bad bwbavlor by the crew of the Corwin, when that vwnel was up north. IN DION ANT OFFICKBS. Army officers in Indian Territory are indignant because a quantity of liquor designed for their use has been edzed by the United Status marshal, who sveks to enforce tbe law against the Importation of liquor Into the territory, except for medicinal use. DYNAMITE IN A 1 'ISTIIXERT. A profound sensation waa caused at D Meinee, Iowa, 1 y finding dynamite in hazardous places at the International Distil lery. In the morning a JetUr was received by W. ii. Smith, me of the foremen, handed him hy his soi', another foreman, which read: Mr. Smith: Dear Sir There are fifty pounds of dyuain ite la the masher. It will explode at 14 ) de grees Fahrenheit, or a alight jar will explode it. Notify tbe men, but don't show the letter to any one. This U no hoys' pl:y. We mean hueiL'tes. If you follow instructions there win be no danger to no one when it is an biken out. but Babkltt. Kidd, the owner, waa notified and a search party fonnd several cylinders of dynamite in theltigrees and egress pipes of the engine The whole building was carefully gone ovr and nine more packages found, weight eight aud a half ounces each. Various warn ings were also scrawled with chalk on tbe walls. One arrest was made and warrants Issued for others. It seemed Kidd and the Babbitt Company (the latter owning the mash ers and leasing them to be used on a percent age)had a dispute about tbe yield of the distil lery and Babbitt A Co. undertook to remove the mashers, bat tha difficulty was understood to have been smoothed over. Kidd suspects Babbitt as being In the plot and has sworn out a warrant for his arrest. A good deal of niys tery surrounds the affair and the ead Is no yet. WITHOUT FOUNDATION. Jolin C. New says the reports about his intended resignation ot the assistant sec retaryship of the treasury are wholly astound ed A FATAL DOSE. At Saline, Ontario, Wm. Trimble and two daughters to and 18, partook of supposed herb tea to relieve cold. All were taken sick. Trimble and one daughter died soon after. Tbe other daughter is not expected to recover. r AT At COLLISION. News is received of a disastrous wreck which occurred on tbe Alton Boad near Oak Grove, twenty miles cast of Kansas City. as a construction train was backing up from Grain Valley to Oak Grove It collided with a band rar on which were four men. The men ou the car Jumped and escaped, but the con strortlon train of five or six cars and caboose was ditched and a brakeman- named Corcoran nnd five section men killed and eight or ten others wounded. a Canadian failure. Ai nott & Co., wholesale dry goods, of Toronto, have assigned. Tbe principal ercditors are the Ontario Bank, direst and la direct, 1 150,000 ; Forestant warehouse, Lon don, Eagtand, 150,000; Barber Sc Co, Toronto and Georgetown, f 10,000; Peter Agan, Toron to, f:i5,(JC0; a Glasgow, Scotland, house, 910,- 000. The assets are net expected to realize twenty cents on the dollar. Lessening of credits by the Ontario Bank is said to be the cause of the failure. DROWNED. Two brothers named Ilalan, aged 22 and 20, of East port, Nova Scotia, were drown ed from a fishing b -aL DISSATISFIED. There is much unfavorable comment at the capital respecting the award for dredg ing the Potomac flats, which was granted to P. Sanford Boss of Jersey City, at21X cents per yard for the whole work. William R. Adams & Co. were the lowest bidders at 19X onU per yard, but It was decided not to In trust the work to this firm. There are 1,700, 000 cubio yards cf material to be dredged out, and the dlffereace between the bids of Adamt and Boss amount to about 920,000. DETERMINED TO STBIEX The railroad coal miners of the Pitts burg district in convention unanimously re solved to strike on November 20 unless opera tors concede them an advance of one half cent perbushel for mining. The strike which failed last summer was against a reduction of from 4 to 3K cents and the miners now be lieve that the teady demand for coal at this season of the year will compel operators to grant the lncreat-e. NEW MAP. A new map of the United States has bea prepared and la now Id the hands of the printer. It Is said te be the most complete of any evrr compiled by the government, con taining 4.0C0 places not 00 the old map. These additions are mostly In the west ; and the rapid strides Indicated la that section render the map now in use of little value. HE SURRENDERS. Thos. It. Root, colored, charged with Jury fixing In the star route trial surrendered himself to tbe authorities and has been releas ed on ball. OFFICIAL CHANGES. F. N. Bassett, stenographer to Post master General Howe, has been appointed chief clerk of the postofflce department and B. S. Boswell has been appointed stenograph er, vice Basset t; Deputy Station Cemmlsoioner Trtbbetts of the revenue marine service, who had a difficulty with Major Clark of Ohio, the commissioner, has been a given posi lon in the appointment division. Mr. Eaton of Connecticut succeeds Mr. Trib- betts. ABOUT THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. At the session of the Alabama claims commission argument was continued on the question as to whether a suit could be brought by agents of part owners of vessels for other parties In Interest. A dlecnssion also oecorred on the question raised by Mr. Lowe of New York as to whether the Insurance scrip re ceived was to be deducted from the actual loss at Its market value on the day teceived or at the price ultimately realized upon It Adjourned. OUT ON BAIL. W. F. Salter, who conspired with Wlimot IL Ward to Injure the fair fame of Chief Irish of tbe burean of printing and en graving, by abstracting plates from the office, has been released on 92,000 ball, to await the aclbn of the grand Jury. TREAT I SIGNED. The President has signed an extradi tion treaty between the UiJted States and Belgium governments. IN DU BANCS VILE. W. H. Grisson and two sons have been arrested by the ftgeiitof the eecret ser vice d I vMon for Missouri, for manufacturing and p:fBlrg silver 50 mite and one dollar coins. STAB ROUTE TRIAL. In the examination of the Star Route bribers counsel for Shaw waived examination and tbe prisoner was held in t20,(00 bwnda to await the action of Hie grand Jury. Coun sel for Foot. the ruber alleged briber, said he was not prepared to waive examiuiitlou, but would give an anr wer ooor.. In the case of Dickso", the forem -n of the Juiy, pl-o an der a chargo oC crookednees, counsel sa8 he doen.'t ptopoeo to waive exvniuatior, but in tend to fight the question. Mr, Welle, for the government, snj s he will ask the coort to fix a day for the trial ot Dickson as sot n as be hoars from a western lawyer. It is sup posed he refer to Jude Hoover and predicts a sensational defense. A SUGGESTION. Representative Kelley of Pennsyl vanla urges the Preeident to embrace in bis menage to Congress a sweeping reduutien of Internal revenue taxation. A GLAZIKB ASKS TO BB REMEMBERED. Christopher T. Logiksties, the glazier whohe putty tox received one cf the t uilets fired at Garfitd t by Guiteau bt-gstbe bT.rt f audit t get him some humble employ nier t it) the service of the government POPE'S CHANCES SLIM . There are indications of a strong op position among Democrats against tbe pro posed promotion of Gen. Pope. Speaking of this a Washington piper of recent date cay: "The Democrats it is underatood, will make a better fUbt lu the senate against the con firmation of Gen. Pope to be major general Friend of Fitz John Porter accuse Pope of instigatiug the overthrow of Porter and this together with Pope's well-known anti Demo cratic prluclples will it is thought, combine all the Democrats against him. He has, too, a few enemies In the Republican and it U said three Republican senators will vote against him," EDUCATION IN TUE ARMY. Chaplain Mullins, in charge of edu cation in the army, has submitted his annual report to the secretary of war. It shows that 105 military posts and ramps are supplied with teachers. Schools were attended during the year by 1,600 enlisted men and 1,700 children. At 32 posts there were no teachers. One hun dred and forty seven posts an J camps have libraries with a total ot 45,790 volumes, being 2X to each enlisted man. In garrisons the number of cooks circulated per month was 22,83d, being an average of IK per man per month. A large number of papers and peri odicals were also received and placed in the reading rooms to which the average daily at tendancenumber 437. The chaplain nrges the passage ef a bill by congress, authorizin the employment of 150 teachers, with tbe rank and pay of commissary sergeants (f 31 pe month). He also Joins in the recommenda tion of several prominent army officials that a compulsory eastern of education be enforce among certain classes. In the report an ap-pe-iLis mads for an increase of appropriations for lights to he used In the nUht school, on the ground that to furnish lights for colored schools n quires at least one-third more bur. ers than for others. ARBITRATION CONSIDERED. The arbitration league held a session in Washington recently, during which a resolu tion was adopted appointing a commission to suggest to President Arthur tbe propriety of his calling the attention or congress to the resolu tlons adopted by the cation il arbitration con vention held In this city Inst May. The resolu tions referred to ask that con grew may endeavor to provide for the settlement by arbitration of all difficulties arising between the United StbUs and foreign catloLs. O RATIFYING REPORTS. The annual reports of Solicitor Ray nor of the treaSary, and Chief Brooks ef the same department, are very gratifying. Ia Ms report, Ci.lef B roc Is of the wc;et service, sjs: Never until the past year, since tbe Inaugura tion of national paper currency, has a year passed without the appearance of some new counterfeit note on treasury and national bank issues. Counterfeits of tbe trade and Bland dollars also subsidiary coins, are also decreasing largely. ILL CONFIDENT. Congressman Hill of New Jersey says he believes his bill reducing letter post age to two cenu will pass this session. The committee has given It careful study and will, he believe, report favorably, and In view of the fact that the postofflce department has now a surplus, he believes congress will pans the BllL CUBED. The wife of Engineer Melville has retnraed home from tbe Insane horpital at Notrlstown, Pa., fully restored to reason. A FINANCIAL SCHEME. At the approaching session of con gress an ff jrt Is to be made to sec ire the passage of a bill maklDg 3.65 bonds of tbe District ot Columbia receivable aa eecarlty for national bauk circulation. Several members of the finance sommittee are said to favor the object Prerainent bankers who are support ing tbe measure, argue that these con taxable bends, having a long time to run and the prin cipal and Interest being secured by the pledge ef the govern meet, areas desirable as govtra- eat bonds. BETTEB MAIL FACILITIES WANTEB. The secretaries of Arizona and Da kota Unlioilee have beta In Washington urg ing upon officials corre Ad with the railway mall service the need ef better mail facilities In their respective ten Merles. rOLGXBS DECISION. Secretary Folger has declined to re. celve personal securities as security fer pub lic deposits but authedzed therefor deposit ef United State bonds at market rates Instead of their face value, reserving to the depart ment, however power to control tbe amount ef such deposits se as to secure the govern ment. This decision was based upon the ap- plloatienof an official ef the Second National bank, Peoria, who desired to eabstitute either peic.'ual securities or four per cent. boBds for calied bonds now held as security for pub lic depositors.' BEDUCTION UNNECESSARY. No reduction in the cost of obtaining a yaleut v. ill be recommended in tbe annual report of Secretary Teeler, from the fact that our patent laws are now the most liberal fancy country in the werld. In England it costs tl,0C0 to obtain a 14-year patent, in Germany over $600, in Russia about 1400, and 1b Cana da $149, while here It cost but SJ for a 17- year patent. The commissioner of patents Is of the opinion that any reduction in fees would not increase the number of patents taken out or stimulate Invention, and he does not record the large revenue derived from this source an argument In favor of reduction, un less it can be shown that tbe feee bear heavily upon deserving Inventors. STILL AT WORE. The Garfield board of audit are still at work. They have completed their examina tion of the surgeons claim, and will proceed with those presented by ethers. Nothing will be done toward adjudication until all have been examined asd approved. A Woman on Woman. Upon the whole, it is a dreadful bother to be a woman, and to do the business up in good shape. In the first place, you ve got to look well, or else you're nobody. A man may be homely, and still popular. Whis kers cover up most of his face, and if he has a large mouth nobody mistrusts it; and if he has wrinkles bad on his forehead, his friends speak of his many cares, and of his thoughtful disposition, and tell each other that his wrinkles are lines of thought. Lines of thought, indeed! when in all probability his forehead is wrinkled by the habit he has of scowling at his wife wheu the coffee isn't strong enough. A woman must always be in good order throughout. Her hair must be frizzed and bangea as fashion demands, and she must powder if she has a shin ing skin; -and she must manage to look sweet, no matter how sour she may feel; and she must hang Just so, and her laces must always be spotless, and her boot buttons must be all in place, and her finger-nails clean, and she mustn't whistle nor climb fences, nor stone cats, nor swear when she's mad. She can't go out alone, because she must be protected. She can't go any where when it rains, because her hair won't stay crimped, and she'll get mud on her petticoats and things. She can't be a Free Mason, because she would tell their secrets and everybody would know about that goat and that grid iron. She can't smoke, because it wouldn't be feminine. She can't go courting, because it is unwomanly. But she must get married before SO, or everybody will feel wronged. People will sigh over her and wonder why it is that the men "don't seem to take," anJ all the old maids and widows will smile significantly and keep quiet. It is everybody's business who a wo man marries. The whole neighborhood put their heads together and talk over the pros and cons and decide whether she is good enough for him. And they criticise the shape of her nose and the way she does up her hair, and relate how lazy her grandfather was and how her Aunt Sahy sold beans and butter milk. A woman must wear No. 2 boots on No. 3 feet, and she mu?t manage to dress well on seventy-live cents a week; she mustn't be vain, and she must be kind to the poor and go regularly to the sewing society meetings, and be ready to dress dolls, make aprons and tidies for church fairs. She must always have the mr.scu iiue buttons in the family on so that they will never come off while in use, and she must keep the family hosiery so that everybody would mistrust that there were toes inside of the stockings when they are on. She must hold herself in readiness to find everything her husband has lost and a man never knows where anything is. He will put his boots away on the parlor sofa, and when he has hunted for them half an hour he will appear to his wife with a countenance like tbat of an avenging angel, and demand to know What she has done with his boots." She must shut all the doors after her lord and master, and likewise the bu reau drawers, for a married man was never known to shut a drawer. It would be as unnatural as for a hen to go in swimming for recreation. Ah, there are a good many tricks in the trade of what is called "Livinjr to getherl" A woman is expected to take care of the baby even after the first infantile wonder multiplies into a round dozen. And if he doubles up with the colic, or the trials of cutting teeth, necessary evils of the mumps and measles, and scarlet fever ami rash, and throat dis temper, and short sleeves and bare legs, and pins sticking into him, and too much candy and a temper, why, her husband tells her that "he does wish she'd try to quiet the baby." Aud he says it just as if he fully believed that she alone was responsible for its exist ence; and as if bethought she was con. siderable to blame for it, too. We might go on indefinitely with tha trouble a woman brings;. and if there is ' a man in the world who thinks a wom an has an easy time of it, why lust let him pin a pound of false hair to his head, and get inside a new pair of cor sets and puts on a pull-back over-skirt, and be a woman himself, and see how he likes it. "That is probably the oldest ni of furniture In England." said a collector of antique curiosities to a friend, point ing to a venerable lookinsr table u ha spoke. "How old is It?" asked the friend. -Nearly 400 years?" "Pshaw! that is nothing. I have an Arnhh bhu over 2,000 years old." "Indeedl" "Yes, the multiplication tblr