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DEL T. SUTTON, rTOLlSHXB. BItOCKWAY CENTER. MICH NEWS OF THE WEEK, FOREIGN. AN XXC1TINQ MEETING. Over 10,000 persona attended a meet ing of the Irish naUoual Udgu Leld at TuUk, IrslinJ,rsc-ntly. Among tti speakers were 8ulllvu and OKelUy. members of parlia ment. The latter referred to what be called the efforts of Davltt to fpHt the Irish party and said they were tantamount to b tabbing Ireland In the hack. Hs threatened to res'jro his seat If the country wavered In lte allegiance to ParnelL He aavlaed tin farmers to take advantage of the arrears of rent act. Votes of confi'ience la the epnakm were carried. BELLIGERENT STUDENTS. Students of the university of Kazan, In Basel in consf quence of the severity of police regulation?, created disorders and the unlvorelty has been closed because of aggra vating orders issued by the curator of the nniveislty of St. Petersburg. Active demon strationsot dUsAUsfactioa by th students are anticipated. . CRITICAL. - The Archbishop of Canterberry is In a critic! condition, and muc anxiety U ex pressed In reitard to bis care. THE POPE H tBKiriKD. The Freeman's Journal published at Dublin, sis the P)pe is bonified at the out rages committed In Ireland, aud charge bishops to use eteiy flort to prevent the peo ple from violating the law. IN COMMONS. About the only questions of impor tance befce the british House of Commons are measures to relieve, the Iilsh sufferers suspension of the slave trade.ln Egypt, the Judgment In K. Dwyer Urty's care, and the procedure rules. A FABCE. Broadley has withdrawn from the defense of Arabl. after a vigorous protestation against the violation of toe axre ement made with bim, and declares that the commission of Inquiry is turning the trial into a farce. BECOVgHED. President Grevy has entirely recov ered from his recent illness. COMMUNISTS ARRESTED. Twenty-five persons were arrested at Lyons, France, recently, charged with being members of an association for the purpose of Inciting strikes among workmen. SENTENCED. Brookshaw, who sent a threatening letter to the Prince of Wales, has been sen tenced to 10 years' penal servitude. HONORARY. DECORATIONS. Queen Victoria has expressed her thanks to the Biitiah troops who served In the Egyptian war, and conferred honorary decora tioci upon the representatives of the different regiments. THE JOTCB MURDERERS. The last of the Joyce murderers have been sentenced to death, pleading guilty, and sentenced without a trial. rORMAL CHARGES. The charges brought against Arabl are based on the Ottoman penal and military codes. HONORS CONFERRED. In recognition of his meritorious ser vices In Egypt, the emperor of Germany has presented the duke oi Connaugbt with the or. der of Frederick the Great This act has political significance which advocates of closer nulon between England and Germany will heartily ball. PERSECUTED JEWS. Dispatches from Vienna state that ' the persecution of the Jews has been resumed. Troops have bsen dispatched to the disturbed districts and a number of unrests have been made. Placards and decaments have been dis covered which implicate a number of secret societies. COSTA RICA. Costa Rica has expressed a desire to enter the international postal anion, which . becomes operative Jan.. 1, 1883. AN EXPLOSION. By an accidental explosion of gun powder In the barracks at Madrid Spain, near ly the whole building was blown to pieojs and fifteen soldiers serlous'y InJ-ired. WILL RESIGN. Dillon is coming to America shortly to make a long sojourn with a brother In Colorado, tie will resign bis seat in parlla ment before his departure. NIHILISTIC STUDENTS. Students in the universities of St. Petersburg Warsaw and Charkoff are under police surveillance on account of their nihilis tic demonstrations. IN COMMONS. Farnell has at length secured con sideration for the distressed condition of the Irish peasantry. According to Lord Trevelyan, the government intend to conduct the system of relief with such tfa:lency as will give the most positive assurance to the people that they would not etirve. Gladstone denies that the rent act has preved a fallnr, and says the full benefit of Its provisions bave noi yet been ascertained. 10 BE I ISERATED. The Spanish government will liberate the Cuban refugees early in December, on Condition that they will r.ot return to Cuba. , This action is taken In response to the appeal of Kogland. EOIPT. Arabi's trial has been again postpon ed, and a very uueusy feeliog prevails. Broad ley will be allowed to defend Mahmoud Bar ondi. The question of Joint control will soon ' be settled with a view to the Interests of both France and England. A PANIO. A panic occurred recently in the parliamentary printing stlce atO'.tawaon ac count of one of the beams breaking. One hundred employes escaped by Jamplug from windows and tumbling down stairs, only a fsw being Injured. STILL CON TINU E S. The revolution among the students at St. Petersburg still continues. The uni versities are all closed, and a mass meeting of students has been called for the purpose or farthering revolutionary plans. 0 LADS TON! DEFENDS HIMSELF. In one of his characteristic speecheg recently Gladstone defended himself against accusations and Insinuations about a "bargain" with the suspects once confine! lo Ellmalnham all. nis remarks were directed particularly to Churchill aud Yorke. . COVETOUS. Montenegro covets the district of Knlatchfn and demands Its Immediate cession by Turkey; but Turkey proposes to . maintain br supremacy there by force of arms.. It is oped, however, the matter may be amicably set'.led.and a commission has been formed for tbt purpose. EXONERATED. After a searching inquiry into the charge against Dervlsch Pasha for giving aid to Arabl Pashs, the former hits been entirely ex onerated, having given a satisfactory explana tion. LEO IS DISPLEASED. rdpe Leo is very much displeased with the decision of the court of appeals at Borne that the Jurisdiction of Italian tribunals extends within the walls of the Vatican. CRIMINAL MATTERS. HIGH WAT BOBBEBT. A dispatch from Louisville, Ky., of recent date, sirs: The stage fromColumbusto Camp Belleville whs robbed two miles from the latWr place by h single masked robber. rtierewere three passengers: Mrs. Dobbs of Bloomlngton, Ind., the Hon. Mow H. Ebo'er of Columbia, J O. Eiwards, Moulton, Iowa. From Mrs. Dobbs about f 10 were taken. She succeeded td saving two fine diamond rings by hiding them. From Mr. Rhorer a pocketbook containing many valuable papers and a gold watch were taken. From Edwards a watch. fee last named saved bis money. The mail bags were cut open and rifled of registered letters. The robber were a leather mask and was well armed. A STRANGE LOVE. Claud Lister, an Englishman aged 20, went to the house of a man named mStb, near Niagara Falls, Out, and calling out Smlib's son, aged 16, shot him and Immediate ly Biterwaid shot himself. B Uuwill proLa bly die. lV&r claims he was impelled y love for the boy and a detlre to be alwcys with hlin. - TOUTHFCL VILLAIN. The following disp itch comes from Dubuq ie, Iowa: Fred Wilson, who wns arrest ed at Wlnthrop a short time sln;e turns out to be a young Jesse J .neton a small scale. Dur ing the last s'x weeks he ha- broken Into and robbed the depot of the Illinois Central tall road at Masonvllle, th depot at Wlnthrop, a store at the sarin place, aud wJ.en arrested the plans were all laid for an early raid on the bank at Jesup. In his depressions he bad two pals whom he now gives away and a young worn in at who house he was conceal e and where stolen goods were found; besides this he in guilty of forgery aud to clear himself has sought to implicate the sheriff and respec table elttzons of W nthrop. When Arreted he attempted te us a knife but did not succeed. A CHEEET SWINDLRB. A man giving the name of James T. Watson wiudle j the bauks of Buffalo, N. Y , out of 15,100 by means of two checks raised each from $17. A EID SINNER. Frank Porter, aged 13 years, has pleaded guilty f tampering with switches at Syracuse and Bingbampton,and has been com mitted for action of the grand jury. LEE'S TRIAL. The trial of It. Porter Lee, indicted for embezzling money to the extent of nearly 12:10,000 belonging to the First National bank of Buff lo, while acting as presidost. Lis be gun. Governor elect CleuHaud will be a wit ness for the dcfer.se. AS WAS EXPECTED. In the case of Geo. Melius, brake man on the Chicago express, run into la Jan uary last by the Tariytown special at Spuyten Duyvil, the Jury has returned a verdict of not guilty. It was -lle'-d that, through neglect of duty, he bad bern Instruments! In the death of Senator Washer and others. 'TRIAL FOR BRIBERY. The triaUdl J. D. "Watson, Indicted for offering bribes to members of the legisla ture of Ohio has commenced. About 100 wit news, including leading citizens of the siat, have been sun.moned. The cases of Bepre sen t at! ves Block rf Cleveland and Wright of Hocklrg county for accepting bribes will follow. A BIO HAUL. The startling discovery has been made In the establishment of Phelps, Dodge & Palmer, wholesale boot anJ shoo men of Chi cago, that within the last 10 months trusted employes bave managed to steal about f 50,000. VIOLATING ELECTION LAWS. II. IL Wilkins, deputy commissioner of revenue la Richmond, Vt., and Cbus. W. Uoodln, notary public, have been arrested on a warrant charging them with violation of the federal election laws. Wilkins is charged v.ith forgery la procuring an Illegal vote and (ioo.l in with certifying to the same, knowing it to be a forgery. Tbey were bailed la f 1,000 each. SENTENCED FOB LIFE. James . Madder, who murdered Phoebe Bernard at Tiffin, Ohio, In November 1881, has bwn sentenced to Imprisonment for life in the OLio ptnltentl iry. WILL BE FBXED. After a most thorough and exhaustive examination of the case the grand Jury hava ignored the bill against Jchn A. Cockerel), editor of the St LouU Port-Dispatch for the shooting of Col. Slayback, atd It Is not likely anything further will be done In the premis te mmmmmmmmmmmm-mmmmmm POLmALPOINTS. CHALMERS CLAIM. Chalmers has filed a petition before Judge Wlin rtnn at Jackson, Mls for a man dames to ore pel the secretary of state to coutt bis votes la Tate county. He charges that Meyers, secretary lUte, allowed the re turn from other districts to Le Inspected, but nfjsed to allow any one to seethe returns from the second district until they were counted. Chalmers charges that tho returns were purposely concealed to prevent any errors being corrected duringthe 10 daysal lo ed ly law for making returns and says the c'erlcal error as to J. R. Cbmbllss would have been promptly corrected If the returns had n"t been fraudulently concealed. The commissioners of election of Tate county have sent an amended return showing that the votes were cant for J. R. Chalmers and not J. R. CbambHss.' ADDITIONAL, MEWS. A SENSIBLE GOVERNOR. Gov-elect Fattison, of Pennsylvania, does uot believe In show.and makes the strong asnrtkn that as far as be can control the mat ter bis inauguration shall not ooet the people of bis state one dollar. A OOODLT NUMBER, The chief of the bureau of statistical reports that daring the month cf October there arrived in the customs districts of Baltl. mere, Boston, Detroit, Huron, Minnesot.New Orleans, New York, Pasesmaqaoddy, Philadel phia r.nd Baa Francisco 67,689 passengers, of whom 41,955 were Immigrants, 8,347 citltens of thi CalVd States returned from abro.-.d and B.857 aliens not intending to remain to t' e UcltM States. Of this total number tbcie arrived from England ted Wales 7,159; Ire. lan 8,41ft; Bootland, 4,055; Austria, 5'8; BU.um,'198; Bohemia, 481; Denmark, 596; France, 511; Osrmany, 17,693 ; Hungary, 963; IUly, 1,21; Netherlands, 283; Norway, 1,161; Russia, 205: Poland, 147; Sweden, 2.316; 8 will erlani, 59; Dominion of Canada, 8,416, and from all other countries, 215. AX OLD LANDMABK GONE. The Congregational church at Rich mond, Mass., built over 100 years ago, burned recently, et a loss of 10,000. ACTION DKFKBBBD. Secretary Chandler has decided not to act upon the new na-al regulations until tbey bave been revised by the new board, soou to be appoint d. DKAD BKAT ABMT OVVICBBS. Judge Advocate-General Swalm has decided tbatjfailure of army officers to satisfy an ! Indebtedness would not be a violation of the articles of war, and that It Is not n proper charge to bring before the officers for decision .A NEW DKPAHTUBI. An important departure in the policy of the postoffice department will be Inaugur ated on January 1. next It consists la trans ferring to. the blank agency division, which Is under the supervision of the first assistant postmaster general, the purchase of all supplies lathe fltft and second class post offictscfttie country. As at present con ducted a postmaster at oue of these offices purchases stationery and furniture foi Lis own office, selects such styles and tints as may please his fancy, and sends his bill to the department, where it Is paid. It Is thought by supplying these offices with such material as they may teed and bave paper uulf'-rm In siz, etc, that at leait 25 per cent, over the Present cost can be saved. With this object in view prominent postmasters from all sectlocs ef the country have been request ed to assemble here wlieu the question of uniformity la blanks, size of paper and post office books will be discussed. AN INDIAN 8 FA RATION Indian Commissioner Price has been Informed by Judgi Edmonds, chairman of the Sioux commission, that 8,000 Yaukton and Ogollala Sicoz Indiana at P:BJ Ridge agency, Dk., have agreed to sxpaiate reservations of limited proportions. The Indians at Rosebud agency bad previously agreed to separate res ervations, and as the Indians at these two agenclee comprise more than half of the Sioux natioD, the work of the commission is practi cally accomplished 1 he object of the com mission la having the Indians agree to select separate reservation1) is to concentrate all the Indians In about o ne-half the present reeerva tlon in order that the other half may be thrown open to the public. The Indians have not yet located their Intended reservations and cannot without authority from congress. Congress will be called upon to pay them for the land tbey surrender. WANTS TO XX F LAIN. Inspector Pollack, who was sent out to Investigate charges against Ageut McGllli cuddy, at Pine Ridge Agency, and who was sunpended from service for his arbitrary action In the matter, has gone to Washington for the purpose of explaining bis course. SUDDKN DEATH. Col. Milton Cogswell, a retired army officer, and deputy governor of the soldiers' borne In Washington, dlsd suddenly o apo plexy a few days ago. UNTRUE. The statement that the Chinese min. Ister and suite will be withdrawn frero the UnltofT States on account of anti-lm migration legislation. Is untrue. THE TBEATI WITH OEBMANI. The German legation at Washington bias Iaformatlon that the proposed changes in the treaty cf naturaJIzition which the new German ralalstor has teen directed to obtain, relate more to general application of the pre ent treaty than to Its provisions, which ere pronounced quite satisfactory. It Is under stood that the principal objest of the change ts to extend the provisions of the Bancroft treaty over territory of Alsace and Lorraine or some other portions of the German empire acquired since the Bar croft treaty. A GOOD WORE- Fresident Hayes of the tariff com mission Is now la Washington and says, not withstanding the newt papers to the contrary, the commission has beeu doing work which will be recognized when the report Is submit ted to congress. It Is understood that the draft of a bll covering changes la the tariff which the commission think ueces?ary will also be submitted to congress. DISGUSTED. Chairman Kelley is disgusted at his failure to get the ways and means committee together to attend to business before the open ing cf congress. PARDONED. The President has pardoned Robert Logan, who was convicted of robbing a mail coachln'lexasla 1881, and sentenced to 10 years' lo the Chester III, penitentiary. The pardon Is granted opoa the recommendation of the 13. B. Attorney and ex-postmaater-gen- eral James, oo account of theprleonars' youth aud bemuse he is alleged to bave been the too of others. VOBBICDEN. Public funerals have been forbidden in Boston, owing te the prevalence of diph theria, and other diseases of contagious character. A LARGE CLAIM. A claim or Vl.uuu.uuu is to be pre ferred against the Cnlted SUtes from Montre al for excessive duties on hay Into the pro vince. AMERICAN 8HIPPINO. , Senator Conger has been made chair man of a committee to draft a Mil providing for the removal of legislative obstructions to the successful running of American vessels n.frelght trade. POSTAL AGREEMENT. An agreement has been signed by the postmaster general and the Belgium m'n later for the exchange of m iney erders be' tween the two countries, to go into effect Jan uary 1, 1883. BE HEED. Hear Admiral Creighton, i after 40 years In the naval service, has been retired at his owa request, MARBIAOB ASSOCIATIONS. Southern marriage associations and organizations of a kindred character bave been strongly denounced as Illegal, by Mr. Truman, assletant-attorney-general for the postoffice department, ' DEAD. McMahon, a member of the Tariff commission, died la New York recently. ARRIVED. The Mississippi congressional com mittee have arrived at New Orleans, and will preceed to collect farther testimony. HOPXINS DISMISSED. Capt. Hopkins, of the i'ensacola navy yards, who has been before a court martial recently, charged with leaving his post at the appearance of yellow fever, has been dismiss ed. UNFAITHFUL. Collector of Customs Haynes, of Brownsville, Texas, has been removed from office for alleged desertion daring yellow fe ver epidemic. He Is succeeded by bis deputy, wfc) remained faithful. MAILS IOR BU88IA. A recent decision of tho - postal au thorities 1 to the ffct that correspondence for Russia will be sent in closed mails from New York four times weekly, dispatched via Great Britain Instead of Germany, as hereto fore, POSTMaSTKB-GENBR lls views. Postmaster-Ueneral Howe is not in favor of a reaction of postage ot two cents, but Is In favtr of reducing the price of stsmp ed envelopes to the same price as postage stamps are now sold for, claiming that If this reduction were made fewer letters would find their way to the dead letter offloe 80,000 of which are non sent there annually because of ezlest In stamping them. STEAMBOAT INSPECTION SERVICE. The annual report of Inspector Gen eral Dumont of the steamboat Inspection ser vice Is remarkably satisfactory. The service more t'laa sustained itself financially. J.In his report the Inspector urges the need of cocstant dill!, aad says that were snch discipline more rigidly s it )rced, fewer lives would be lost, citing i i i : . e ( f the ill-fated Golden City as an example. A VETERAN JOURNALIST GONE. Dispatches from New York an. nouQcel j j death of Thcrlow Weed, the veter an Journalist, In bis death a mighty figure disappears from the field of American politics, Gifted with strong individuality, great practi cal eagcclty, and unsurpassed skill in swaying public opinion, for more than three-score yttars, his voice and pea have had no small share la moulding oar national life. Born lu 1797, la Grfoa Co., N. Y be began his career as cable boy on the Hudsou, and later laid the foundation et that wide knowledge and sub sequent succi S4 at the primer's cae. His first venture la the field of Journalism was the Agriculturist, published at Norwich, N. X., when be was lut 21 years of age. The ex citement over the disappearance of Wm. Mor- gam was then at iu height, and bis stron antl masonlc articles first brought him into piomloence. His abl.ities were recognized by prominent politicians, and be was elected to the Assembly atd soon after established the Albany Evening Journal Finding bis edit orial freedom curtailed by any (ffice of trust he promulgated the prluclole that no Journal ist should ik or accept office, and ever . after abided by it. His masterly control soon made the Journal the principal ergau of the Whig party, and It waa through Lu personal Influence Wm. H- Sewird was made Governor of New York. The political triumvirate of Weed, Greeley and Seward was formed and for some yeaia Weed held th- key to places of power, and aulocked them to his friends at bis own will. Support ing Peward ia the conventions of 185(5 and 1860, he yet stood firmly by the successful can didate, and through his Influence Seward secured first place la Lincoln's cabinet. An earnest patriot, at Lincoln's request, be spent sometime daring the war In European capi tals yla? U win friends for the north. In 1868, heri.i ed from active Journalism, though contributing many articles to leading papers and magazines la every national crisis of later years he has been an Inestimable coun selor, because ot his long experience and keen foresight, NUMBERING THE BID SKINS. At San Carlos the Indians are count ed every day, marked with a tag and number ed, and the came kept In a register for that purpose. The agent at San Carlos recom mends tils plan for general adoption in all the reservations, as it enables the agent to know where his I id Inns are each day. and wben they engage la raids. AGRICULTURAL REPORT. Agricultural Commissioner Loring has submitted bis annual report, and estimates the follow'ng as the yield for 1882: Corj, b r 1.835 000,000 Wheat, bo 51U,COO,0(.0 Oats. Lu 470,' 0 M 0J Barley, bu . . . w ... 45,0.0,000 Kye, bu Z0,0) ,00 Backwbent. bu l2,0X),noo BAWLBD AUTHORITIES. For some time past there has been a systematic plunderlog of the mulls between Denver and the eastern cities, and the postal authorities hafe been baffldd in every effort to stop it EVIDENCE ALL IN. Melville has been excused from the witness stand by the board of Inquiry in the Jeaatitttte case. An adjournment baa been ordered until some time ia the near future, wbeu a decision will be given. BECI'S SUGGESTION. Senator Beck proposes, aa soon as the senate convenes, to offer a resolution pro vldlr.2 that the annual holiday recess be abandoned this year. A LAND QUESTION. Secretary Teller has ordered that ac- ti )a of the department bs suspended lo divers cases Involving title to valuable Michigan iron ltnds within the limits of the grants te the Marquette and State Line and the Oatonagon railroad. A POSTAL DECISION. Postal authorities have decided that can ued meats, weighing not over four pounds can be sent as f ourth-class malter, at a post age ot 18 cents per pound. ALOUBN MENT. The Alabama claims commission have decided various controverted points, and adj mined until January 7, 1883. A COMBINATION. Postmaster-General Howe has signed a contract with 8L Loul) parties, for a corn hi nation letter and envelope. This will be upon the market early la January, and can be ob tained at all pnstoffkes for the modt sam of three cents. BANKS AUTHORIZED. The comptroller of the currency hts auUiorUed the national bank of America, Chi cigo. to begin business with a capital of 3 H,J00; also the First national at Pawnee City, Net)., Capital 50,003. HOPEFUL DAVIS. ( J udge J. C. Bancroft Davis, who left the bench to become secretary of stats under Blaine, confidently expects to be appointed to the vacancy on the bench of the court of claims. AUCTION 8 ALB. About 8,000 packages have accumu lated la the dead letter office during the past year, and a sale of the same is announced to take place early in December. LABOR CONGRESS. The national labor congress, which Las been lc session la Cleveland, have organ ized for the ensuing year, and formally ratified a platform of principles. These resolutions demand, among other things, the enactment of employers' "liability laws;" the compulsory education of children and the prohibition of their employment la labor when coder 14 years of age; the enforcement of toe eight hoar law, and the stoppage of the order or truck" system of payment, TO Bl STOPPED. Fourth class postmasters will not be permitted to operate their efflces by proxies and serve ss members of state legislatures at one and the same time, as has heretofore been the custom. OBJECTIONS. The chief elerk of revenue has lub mitted his annual report, and therein strong ly objects to the proposed transfer ef that buroaa from the treasury to .the navy department. ILLITXJUOI. A census bulletin just issued shows that Ui.r are ia the United States 5,000,000 persous cider thau 10 rears who cannot read aud ruoin than O.OOO.GOO who cannot write. This state of affairs is most marked la the southern s'ates. INTBBNAL be VENUE HEDCCTIOM. Until very recently Commissioner Raum has been disposed to make da recom mendation lo regard to the reduyien rf in ternal revenue taxes. However, he now ad vises such a reduction as will leave the Income of the government from that source about f 100,000,000 per annum. The President, who has heretofore been ooposed to soy measure looking to the abolition of the Internal revenue system now believes that the time has come when relief can safely be accorded tax-payers, and a portion rf this relief ought to come from Internet revenue. In this view the cabinet concur, and In his forthcoming mes sage he will urge upon congresi "fie Impor tance otlmmedifl.ee revision of the tariff with a view to reducing the aggregate iucomeof the government to such an amount ss U absolutely required to meet the interest oo the pabllo debt and carreot and ordinary ex penses of the government." SATISVA'TION. Mississippi river congressional in vestigating committee bas finibhed its labors at New Orleans ai.d adjourned to meet again at Washington, wben additional testimony will be Uken. Tue committee expressed sat isfaction with work done on the Jetties. WANTED TO "THAW OUT." & An ignorant miner at Belleview, Pa., placed several sticks of dynamite lo the oven of his kitchen stove to "thaw out" The ter rific explosion which soon followed killed his wife and child. OF IN TUB EST TO XX SOLDIERS. Commissioner McFarland informs ex-soldiers that when th-y file a declaratory statement they must maki an actual entry of land, ais) establish a residence and commence improvement v lthin six months ot the date of filing, and they are not allowed six months more In which to commence residence aui improvement as has been advised by land agents. GtBriELD BAZIAB. The Garfield monument fair being held in the capltol building at Washington was formally opened by the President last week. The national character of the fair Is made apparent on every baud by exhibits which trace the history of the country. The entet prise promises to be a grand success. MBS. SCOViLLX'S CASE. Mrs. Scoville has been granted a new trial la the matter ot her alleged Insanity. Judge LoomU does not bell-ve she Is a sub lct for an asylum, as she bas neither homi cidal or suicidal tendencies, though undoubt edly Insane. WHOLESALE OUSTING. Forced by public opinion and a threatened rupture in bis cabinet, President Arthur has Issued an order removing District Marshal Charles E. Henry, Postmaster D. B A'nger, Assistant Postmaster M. II. Paiker, M. D. Helm, foremio of. the Congressional Rtcord, and George E. Spencor, a commissioner of the Union Pacific railroad, for huving given aid and support to the star route plunderers. The announcement of these removals has caused great excitement la Washington, as all of the parties are well known. Marshal Henry, was oue of the most intimate friends of the late President Garfield, and la all prob ability his removal will stir up a bitter fight i he displacement of Postmaster AInger Is a great surprise. Ht has been a most popular aud efiMrtnt officer, aod Las given entire eaUs faC'lon la th administration of bis office. This actioD of the President Is very Important not alone for its bearing la this particular ease, but considered also la its relations to various other Republican politicians. It casts a re flection upon Public Printer Rounds, and falls heavily upon a number of friends and admirers of the late President Garfield. It will undoubtedly be the channel through which will pour various scandals. Tlds de cisive step ly President Arthur was probably hastened by the repoit of Attorney-General Brewster who Is very Jabllaut over the remov alo, and regards the act as a great victory over "the worst bandot organized scoundrels that ever exls ed." The report Is current that the government bas in Its possession the orlg lnal account books of Dorsey, showing conciu slvely a conspiracy among the star route plunderers. President Artbui's action In this matter is regarded as an Indication of what may be looked Ut in the same line la the near future, and it la rumored that the first who will feel this power of the executive Is District Attornev Corkhill, whosa place will be filled by Geo. Bliss of New Y rk. Ladies' Diaries, 1782-1882.--Many of the diarits kept by "society" ladies one hundred years ago, and printed for the delectation of nineteenth century readers, may not be very brilliant liter ary efforts, but they admirably serve to show how simple and unassuming were the lives of "quality folk 'in ancient times. The annexed is excerpt ed from the recently printed dairy of Lady bouruppie: "July 10 John took yarn of the weaver, and brought back (lax, spices. and sugir. The stage wa;on had not arrived when he left Ipswich, and there was no package from London. My lord was to send hangings for the large drawing room, but it matters not. Thi?, the reader may say, is very com mon place. And so it is. If it had been written by the obscure Mary Jane Bog gins instead of the Lidy Sourapple, it would not have been embalmed in print, but the object in quoting it in to compare it with a couple of extracts from the diary of a "society" lady of 1882 which will not be printed for the benefit of readers a century hence, albeit quite as interesting as the Lady Sourapple literature : "December 18 Painted a lovely stock on ma's pickle jar. Decided to have my new heliotrope damasse made without a train. Read three chapters ot 'The midnight Shriek; or, the faint ing bride.' Furchased a charming vel vet collar with a gold clasp for dear little Fido's neck. Charles Augustus called this evening. He's too sweet for anjthing. "December 21 Worked a supremely beautiful ppn-wiper for a Christmas present to Charles Augustus. 1 gave him a pair of utterly intense slippers of my own embroidering last year, but they were three sizes too small. A pen-wiper is never a mhtlt. Brother Tom asked me to sew on a smpender button. He bas no regard for the deli cate state of my health. Was at Mrs. DeUpk rust's 'O era an' last night, and danced every set. Dldn t get home until three o'clock this morning. I must now dress for the Kodphlsh re ception, which is to be too utterly all but.". II. Williams, in Editor's Drawer, Harper's llagazinsfor Decern her. It doesn't do to engage in a dispute with a chemist, for he always has a re tort ready. The Presialont'f Mail strangers Who Appeal for Monoy A Girl Who Wanted a Piano. I was in the White House the other day says a Washington letter in Phila delphia Times, and saw a stack of some hundreds of communications addressed to the President of the United States. They were all neatly j icketed and cord ed up, awaiting the President's return. I asked Secretary Pruden what the tenor of such letters was. "Oh, everything," was the reply. "They are on every conceivable subject of a personal nature to the writei. Many of then) are direct appeals for money, now you would never suppose a stranger in Texas, Nebraska, or .New Ilanpshire, or somewhere else, would write to the President for a few hun dred dollars with the expectation of getting it, would you?" I answered that I didn t feel quite sure about that, since women and men who were total strangers to me fre quently come into my office and request me to get them a pass to Philadelphia or xtaw York, or a government cleric, ship, or a situation on a leading news paper. "Well, it's a fact. There are letters here asking Mr. Arthur to send vari ous sums by return mail or express, from fifty cents up to $5W. One young lady wants to buy a piano, by which, she says, she will be able to earn her own living. Another a man, wants to borrow $100 for six months. for which he will give his note and 10 per cent interest. I glanced at the top jacket and saw the brief, "Pecuniary Assistance. "Yes, that s one," said the genial secretary. "There are a good many more in the stack. Some want omciai sinecures, making no profession of ser vices. They merely waut to be put on the rolls somewhere for a few months, so that the salary will help them along. They are usually not particular, how ever, whether the Government or the President furnishes the money. "Which of course be does?" said I. "Oh, yes; the same as you provide the railroad passe3 and clerkships. Why. his t50.000 a year wouldn't be enough to pay these demands upon him personally. He cam't even read their letters. It's a very funny world this, And so it is. Saving the Train. The usual crowd of autumn liars were gathered together in the store, occupying all the grocery seats the only gross receipts that the proprietor took no pride in when a little, blear eyed, weazen-faced individual sneaked in by the back door, and slunk into a dark corner. "That's him," said the ungrammati cal bummer with a creeu . patch over his left eye. "Who is it?" asked several at once. "Why. the chap who saved a train from being wrecked," was the reply. "Come, tell us about it," they de manded, as the small man crouched in the darkness, as if unwilling that his heroic deed should be brought out un der the glare of the blazing kerosene lamp. After much persuasion, reinforced by a stiff horn of applejack, he began: "It was Just such a night as this bright ana clear and I was going home down the track, wnen, right be fore me, across the rails, lay a great beam. There it was. Pale and ghast ly as a lifeless body, and light as it ap peared, I had not the power to move it. A sudden rumble and roar told me that the night express was thundering down, and soon would reach the fatal spot. Nearer and nearer it approach ed tin, just as tne cow-catcner was about lifting me, I sprang aside, placed myself between the obstruction and the track, and the train flew on unharmed. The silence was so dense lor a mo ment that one might have heard a dew drop. Presently somebody said: "What did you do with the beam ?" "I didn't touch it," he replied; "but it touched me. ' "Well," persisted the questioner. if you couldn't lift it, and didn't touch it, how in thunder did the train get over it?" "Why, don't you see?' said the sad faced man, as he arose from his seat and sidled toward the door. "The ob struction was a moon-beam, and jumped so that the shadow of my body took its place, and Bangl flew a ham against the door aDd if it had struck the body of the re treating hero, there would have been a much bigger grease spot frescoed on he panel. Tne Troublo With the Steward. "Where is the o'd steward?" inquir ed a traveler as he stepped abear i an outgoing steamer, just previous to his departure. "Oh, he was discharged some time ago," replied the captain. "Why, he seamed to be a fli st class fellow, rejoined the first speaker; "why was he kicked outr "Well, to tell the truth, he got too big for his breeches, and we bounced him, emphatically ejaculated the cap tain. , This conversation occurred within hearing of a bright-eyed, intelligent little girl, the daughter of one of the tourists on that steamer. Subsequent ly another patsenger arrived, and, after bestowing a casual glance . around, said : "1 don't see the old steward ; what has become of him? "I think he was discharged," rolun teerrd a bjstander. "Do you know what for?" . "No, sir." . "I do," piped a small voice from the cabin door. Looking around, the Inquirer saw the smiling face of a little girl peeping out at him. Well, my dear," said he, 4 why was the steward discharged ?" "Ob, I don't like to tell," she bashful ly replied. But I want to know," he persisted. "Come, tell me, that's a good girl. What did tbey discharge him for? 'Cau8e,"8he slowly answered, "'cause his pants were too short." Drake's Magazine. What Hb Shoxd it With. It hap pened that Dean Swift, having been dining at some little distance from Laracor, his residence, was returnin home on horseback in the evening, which was very dark. Just before be reached a neighboring village his horse lost a shoe. Unwilling to run the risk of lacing the animal by continuing his ride in that direction, he stopped at one Kelly's, the blacksmith of the vil lage, where, having called the man, he asked him if he could shoe a horse with candle. "No," replied the son of Vulcan; "but I can with a hammer' HOTEL QUESTS ELECTRIFIED, The Trouble that waa Caused by the Little Screw of au Electric Lamp. A eentlaman leaning against one of the iron pillars in Doonei's cafe re cently, says the Philadelphia Press, waa observed to pitch suddenly for- waid and nearly fall on the marble floor. Upturned very pale, and look ed about him to see whether his in voluntary action had been noticed. It did not appear to have been, and he walked back to the pillar and examin ed it critically. Then he walked arcund it and looked to the ceiling. He looked to the- floor, and then to satisfy himself whether the post had moved from us pHce and kicked blm. he pressed hard against it with the palm of Ins hand. In another instant uie gentleman was sprawling on the floor. He got up and finding that he was beglnnirg to attract attention, he walked bek and sought Mr. Dooner. "Is this place haunted," he asked, "or have you a familiar spirit which knocks people down?" Then he explained what hud taken place. "Nonsense," said Mr. Dooner, "dhow me the post ana 1 11 hug it if you say so." Mr. Dooner was shown the po?t, and he put ms arms around it. But it was not for long. In less than two seconds Mr. Dooner was where his guest bad been a few minutes before. At the same time a howl of rage was heard in the bar room. Mr. Dooner ran back. ' A man was standing there with a half- emptied glass of wine in his hand. "What does this mean?" he demanded. "I attempted to take a drink and a shock went through me like a galvanic battery. Dj you" He was interrupt ed by another man, who entered sud denly with a yell and a muttered im precation. "What s the matter herer he asked, rather angrily. I put my hand on an iron post out there," point ing to the cafe, "and I believe I'm paralyzed." By this time .a group of excited men had gathered around. "The place is bewitched," said one, "or has been magnetized," suggested another. "No, gentlemen," ventured a little man.who was smiling broadly, "it's nothing of the kind. These gentlemen have all received an electric shock. Make an investigation and see if 1 am not right." The hotel proprietor sent for the manager of the Electric Power Com pany. He came, and in less than twenty minutes had solved the myste ry. It was found that a steel screw, from which depended an electric light, had been pushed too far through the lath and plaster and came in contact with an iron girder resting on the pil lar and the base of the pillar rested on another girder beneath the floor. The gentlemen who were knocked down had completed the circuit by touching the post, and the mau who though he was drinking molten lead did the same by placing his foot on the metal rail in front of the bar, after he had lifted the glasa to his lips. The screw was given a half turn back, the circuit was broken and everybody was relieved. A Man 104 Years Old. Last Saturday the writer had the pleasure of conversing with a gentle man who claims he will be 105 years old on the fifth day of next April. Think of it, 105 years of age. The pa triarch's name is Francis Delaware; he is French by birth, but removed from his native land to Canada while quite young. His stoiy if, in brief, that 65 years ago l.e removed from Canada to Vermont; several years ago he took: Horace Greeley's advice and came West, locating in . Illinois. Sixteen years ago he struck further West and located in White Cloud, Kas, where he has since resided. T his living, healthy, robust specimen of manhood can walk almost wholly without the aid of a cane; bis eyes are as brilliant and pene trating as a man at 50 ; his weight is about 124 pounds. When a young man (seventy years ago) be says his aver age weight was between 165 and 180 pounds. Having grandchildren living not far from here who are well advanc ed in years, the old veteran took it into his head to visit them. Mr. J. S. Hummer's wife ia a relation of Mr. Delaware's.but of the third generation. We saw the old gentleman climb a pair of stairs last Saturday as lively as the writer could do it. The old man's vitality is wonderful; he says he wants to be 150 years old and then he wants to leave this earth bodily. Question ing the rupgd old gentleman was found that he likes tobacco, that he has listd it ever since he could remember, and as for liquor, while he is not a habitual drinker he has drunk rum or some other strorg drink more or lesj nearly all his life. We give the story as it was given us by him aDd his friends. We call it remarkable aud the subjjpct one out of millions. Waver ly Republican. Vert Likely. A Scotch professor in the University of Edinburgh was experimenting before his pupils with some combustible substances, wheD, as he was mixing them, they exploded, shattering the vial which he held into fragments. He held up a small piece of glass, and said, very gravely: "Gen tlemen, I have made this experiment often with-this very same vial, and never knew it to break In my hands before." Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 2, 1880. 1 know Hop Bitters will bear recom mendation honestly. All who use them confer upon them the highest encomi ums, and give them credit for making cures all the proprietors claim for them. I have kept them since they were first offered to the public. They took high rank from the first, and maintained it, and are more called for than all others combined. So Iods as tbey keep up their high reputation for purity and usefulness, I shall continue to recommend them something I have never before done with any other patent medicine. J. J. BABCOCK, M.D. Never reproach a man with the faults of his relatives. Unhealthy or Inactive kidneys cause gravel, Bright's disease, rheumatism, and a horde of 'other serious and fatal diseases, which can be prevented with Hop Bitters, if taken in time.. Lt you can't trust a man entirely, let him skip; this trying to get an avent3 ca horty has always beta a f&iluxa 7