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J. A. Mknziks, E liter and Manager. BROCKWAY CENTER. MICH STATE HEWS. U.S. Grant, jr., v. ith his wife and baby Is at Adrian vlsiUng friends. Benato ChaflUe, Mr. Grant's father, formerly livd at Adrian, and she ha relatives there. Dr. Edwin Shaw died at Allen the first of the week. Ho bad practiced medicine in that Trinity for about 20 year, and wa widely known and much respected. The notes, checks, etc., stolen from Barrows A Bona' safe at Armada but June, hare been fouud where they were secreted by th thieves, under a crosswalk. They were all there and In fair condition. The butter plate factory of L. Car penter Jt Co. and the baeket and box factory ef N. B. Hall & Co., at Benton Harbor, burned recently. The loss of Carpenter A Co. la about $3,000, with no Insurance, aod that of Hall & Co. about. fS.OM), with 9 3.0C0 losarano. Some Grand Rapids workmen, in learlag down an old fence, atruck a mine of ellver spoons, knives, napkin rings, eto., which bad been left there by some bur glars. There is good sleighing at Reading and thereabouts. A Grand Rapids deputy sheriff started to IonU with two prisoners a few days ago, but when hs returned acted as If h) was not feeling welL Eventually it leak ed out that his prisoners got awsy before he reached Ionia, and he hain't been able to find them. Dan Van Wagoner and Dan Root, who escaped from the Ionia prUon the first of the week were recaptured at Holland by a Chicago detective and an officer from Grand Baplds. Van Wagner's father, who lives in Chicago, was seen to exprets a package ef mony to Dan at Holland. The officer board ed a train and came through with the money, meeting Van Wagoner at the train and taking him into custody. Root was found la bed at a hotel. The prisoners hare been re turned to Ioula. Capt. Charles E. Bradley, who dur ing the war whs a meiraber of the Eighth 111 nols cavalry, died at hla home, between Cor unna and 0 oso, a few days ago. Samuel W. Murdock, a pioneer of Washtena county, died at Dexter recently. He came from Fannin gton, Mats.. 41 years ago, and bad been in the Jewelry business at Dexter erer since. Tekonsha now claims to possess the neatest opera house of asy smsdi town In the Ut. Miss Tina Mallery, of Reading, an estimable young woman wLe has been III near ly all ber lifetime, died l vntly. A woman in the northeastern part of the town of Lenlle was discovered recently, wbo with her four children bad lived on no other food than boiled pumpkin for several dsys, and bad no fuel except imall sticks pick ed np wherever she could find them. Her im mediate neceeMties were relieved as soon as tbe facts became known. An Adrian boy lias been sent to the reform school for tve yews, having been con victed of stealing a man's dicner. An old man named Anderson com mitted sol Jde at Frankrord recently by cut ting bis throat. He was the father of J. C Andersoo, superintendent of the Frankfort furnace company and wsa 00 years old. George Smith, of Sand Reach, was accidentally shot In tbe legs a few days age by a hunter. A company has been formed at Mus kegon for the manufacture of barrel hoops. It will make 17,000 ptr dy. There was a balance of $1,496,316 17 In the state treasury at the close of business the last day of the month. The reeelpta dur lng the month wire f 93,712 29, and th die bnrsmenla 1533,493 71. A large addition is being built to the Occidental hotel at Haikegon, and' a lumbsr man's exchange will be fitted np la a portion of It. Saginaw lumbermen are busy in Dulutb this winter. Duncan k, Gamble In tend putting in 20,000,000 feet of pine in that region this winter, Chaptn & Delson 8,500,000 and Brewer & Osborne 8,000,000 feet. An eastern-bound passenger train atheD, L.fc N. railroad ran into tome freight cars standing on the main line at Grand Ledge wrecking a cabooee and one flat car, damaging an engine, and shaking several people very rigorously. No one hurt, how ever. "Wm. R. McCreery of Flint has been chosen a member of the state board of agrloul ture to fill the place mads vacant by the death of J. Webster Chile's. The office of steward of the Michigan agricultural college has been abellahed and the students are hereafter to mess in clubs con trolled by themselves, in accordance with tbe idea recently made known through their peti tion to tbe authorities of the college. A stranger hired a team and buggy at alDcet field livery saying he wanted to go and look for some cows. As be has not come back yet it la feared be baa not found the bovlnea. The horse sbsve been recovered at Branson. Hank Goodman, a variety performer, has been arrested at Grand Rapid charged with shooting at IFran Winegar, eon of a promlnant citizen. Goodman tlalmsthat VTln-ega- robbed him of bis wife's affections.- He paid a floe and was discharged. Some unknown villain fed poison to ti homes owned by fl. P. Merrill, of Bay City killing two valuable Percueron colts. The Republic mining company now lights Its surface woik by e'ectriclty, and will also introduce it Into acme of lis lsrgest under ground chambers. Mrs. A. L. Himebaugh, of the Dlack Hills region, Is visiting ber old borne at Spring Arbor, Jackson county, and has brought with ber abaodeorae tame autelopo. A Bay City report sets forth that a man named Lincoln, wbo bad been making collections for the Flint hospital, was garroted In the former city and robbed of f 190. James M. Hcyt, of Hastings, Minn., wbo has been at Clemens fcr about two jveek', taking treatment at tbe mineral spring, die! at tbe Avery bouse reoently. The inquest into .the cause of the death of Fied Tlmmermsn, who was found dead la the Clinton river a few days sgo, is now in progress. The friends of Conner, who waa trretd o suspicion, rr making a big fight for him aod the case at'ract a deal of attention, the cocrt room being crowded. Tbe k.queet will not be concluded before some time lext week. James II. Campbell, late member of tbe house of representatives from Calhoun county, U said to be very ill la Chicago. H's health has bmn falling for a year or more, but be baa boats of friends who hope he will pull through all rljiht. " A valuable horse and carriage be longing to W. E. Cnmmln, Corunna, waa stolen from tbe street oa night Mo clue to the thief. Gsorge Dorrltt, an employe of the telephone exchange at Adrian, fell from a ladder IS feet and sustained a compound fracture of the right leg. There are also fears of internal injuries. Solomon Martin, a steady, hardwork ing cooper of Wiillamstoa, wandered away from bom and became lost in tbe woods, roaming about hungry and fro sen for a week before be was found. The Republic iron company at Re public has completed another engine house for uie at its mine, and has put therein a full outfit of pumping and hoisting machinery, at a total cast of about flOO.000. A Night Camp on Lake Winnipeg. We now take a direct course for Montreal Peint, our guide running be fore, in a steady, swinging trot pecul iar to Indian runners, while our dogs follow in good form. At intervals we drop into a light slumber, to be sud denly awakened by the loud crack of a loaded whip and the responsive cry of a lazy dog. As the sun is setting in the west, going down into the appa rently boundless lake, we halt on the edge of a huge drift, near the shore, which is at this point dotted with thickets of spruce and balsam, and get out of our carrioles stiffly enough after our long journey. The sleds are drawn into the timber, and our little party go at the work of clearing with snow shoes a place for the camp. This ac complished, the fire is built, green boughs are laid for our beds, blanktts and robes are brought forth, and while we stretch ourselves larlly before the bright fire of tamarack, our guide pre pares supper, and his assistants un harness the dogs and prepare their meal of fresh white flsh. As we recline in perfect comfort, a shrike or butcher bird, the first life we have seen in the weods to-day, hops from the bcugh above us, and helps itself from tbe pemmican-bag; then flies saucilv over our heads toward his cache, to return in a few moments for more. The shrike is truly a camp-bird, and on dis covering the smoke from some newly built camp fire, as it curls upward through the trees, does not ret till it has reached the camp and sampled the cookery. The Indian seldom molt s!a this arch thief, but laughs quietly at its saucy chatter, having a belief that, in days past, Wah-se-l-ka-chak, as be calls it, has been in some way of service to his. people. After a hearty supper of pemtnican, potato, and bannock, we sit and listen to the monotonous tones of the Indians, who are recounting jour neys to different parts of the far-north country, while they smoke their tiny stone pipes, filled with a mixture of willow bark and tobacco. Our twelve dogs are grouped on the solid drift, near the shore. The largest dog oc cupies the most elevated part of the bank, the plce of honor, while the others sit solidly on their haunches and gaze steadily at th:ir leaders, who is now the picture of profundity, with a far-off, dreamy look in his eyes which his lellows are making a vain attempt to imitate. The moon is coming up now, and as it softly rises, causing tbe frost-covered trees to glisten in its light, the leader utters a plaintive wail, which is taken up by his companions, softly at first; then the leader gives forth a louder cry, another, and soon the whole pack there in the weird light are howling in fearful discord Suddenly the leader ceases, and gradu ally the others become quiet, and curl themselves about the fire. The Indians soon are snoring in heavy sleep, the fire burns low. the trees crackle with frost, we hear a commingling of sounds, and. at last sleep too. We rest comfortably, with nothing above our heads save the beautiful dame of heaven, with its twinkling stars, which are dimmed at times by the magnificent and ever-changing aurora, which here reaches its greatest brilliancy. The Indians call this elec tric phenomena Wah-wah-tao. and fancy it to be the spirits of thedepatt ed dancing on the borders of the Land of the Hereafter. While it is yet dark our drivers arise, with sundry grunts and remarks in Indian language rela tive to the probable weather and winds of the coming day, and soon a large fire, crackling and sending sparks over our heads without regard to conse quences, is the alarm which brings us buickly from our snug beds. Break fast dispatched, our dogs are placed in harness, we take seats in the carrioles. and are away with speed through the gray light of dawn. From "Coasting on Lake Winnipeg: by Edmund A Struthers, in the Christmas St. Nicho las. Feet and Feet. A man whose owly trade it is to measure feet, and to make notes of their peculiarties and proportions, says that there is a vast difference between the foot or a south era lady and that of a Yankee lady of about the same general build. South ern feet of both sexes are narrow and bowed np in the middle, giving them a high instep. The Yankee foot is wider and has more surfaceflat-footed. The foot of the Yankee lacks that spring and suppleness of the southern, but it has more strength, and probably better lasting qualities. The Yankee step is short and nervous, the Southern long and languid, which makes a wide dif ference in the gait of tbe people of the two sections. There appears to be a good deal of character in feet, which the measurers learn to read by long training and practice. Who evei knew truth put to th worst in a free and open encounter? DETROIT MARKETS warn No. 1, white Floor .... 73X4 t'J .... 4 7 t 8 00 .... 1H 14 .... 41 a 4i I orn , Ohm 4 10Tr ba 8 H I 10 .18 fS lt TS it to tail ti I 60 e I Tt SV H Ti tfrun, V ton Mlditlinct, V) to..... ApplM bbl .......... Irled Applti, V lb.. ( r&chrri- ba....... t so a I Tt t S IT IS IT 149 K tO 49 3 II tt I tS Butter FffKR , (he Potato V ba ., Swt I'otftto f) bbl... 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Advices from Cairo state that the false prophet aod the rebels wbo followed blm have suffered a crushing defeat, tbe prophet himself having been raptured. ABROIIN BBXDOI. Fourteen persons were killed and many more seriously injured by the fall of a railway train through a bridge In Aberdeen shire, Scotland. A1BXSTID. One hundred and eighty students engaged In the recent demonstrations In St, Petersburg have been arrested. A OOKIPIHACT. An extensive and murderous con spiracy is evidently en foot in Dublin. Tbe affray recently between Fenians and the sol diers and police, resulting in tbe killing of DetecUveCox.lv followed by the murder af Dennis Field, and the severe handling of an official while serving a writ It Is the opinion of many that a coifllct between tbe police of Dublin and organized lawlessness has been Inaugurated. IS OOMMOIS. In the Ilouse of Commons recently, Lord Trevelyan, chief secretary of Ireland, urged npon tbe members not to confound the needs of Ireland with tbe crimes and violence In Dublin. Tbe government were doing all In their power to pat down the latest develop ments of disorder. ktURPKKin AKIAB3AX8. News has been received in London of two Americtn Citizens murdered on the west coast of Vadegtsc&r recently. This event will probably urge the American govern meat to more pobltlve action, and dispose It to lay noma shtre of responsibility oa the French autbrr.ties, as tbe natives wcrs rreventee! by the French from sending a garrison to that port. OOJITIflVXS TO BMSB. The Rhine continues to rise and at some points baa reached the gr test height known in over a center. All railway traffic has been entirely suspended. cosrorwAB. Up to October 1 it had cost 3,500, 000 for the British campaign in Egypt. AWAma tbmai Sanders the man who sent a threat ening letter to Gladstone, has been oemmltte for trial. "arar sw" law n dcbuh. The recent meeting of the privy council to consider the Dublin outrages was one of the most protracted since tbe fenlan scare of 1887. At this meeting it was resolved to proclaim the city under the operation ef tbe "curfew" section of the Repression Act, which gives the police power to arrest all suspicious persons ft und on the streets an hour after sunset and an hour before aunrise. The pow ers granted by'the "curfew" law caa be used only against persons believed to be engaged la arimlnai designs. A BXWABD. A reward of 5,000 has been offered for Information hading to tbe arrest and con vic'Jon cf Fields' aes&lMata, with a promise of pardon and protection to Informers. BKOABDINO MADAGASCAR. A deputation from parliament wait ed upon Lord Granville reseatly and present ed a memorial contending that tbe French claims in Madagascar ware unfounded, and expressing a belief that there were five timet as many Eagllsh there as French, and that English trade quadrupled the French trade. Lord Granville replied that he waa not aware of any treaty which gave France the right to excrdte a protectorate over Madagascar. MO A1AT1MINT. There is no abatement in the floods caused by the rise of tbe Rhine. Forts along the river have been emptied of ammunition, bouses undermined ty tbe flood have fallen in. anda number ef people have been drowned, oox's xobdibbs. Foole and Devine, the two men who were arrested and examined for supposed connection with the murder of Detective Cox, have been held for trial. OTFfOS MADAGASCAR. The British government has ordered a war ship to Madagascar. ArMITTXD TO WBSTMIN8TIB ABBIT. A deputation from the Longfellow memorial committee, headed by Lord Gran villa, recently waited npon the Dean of West minster and asked his consent to allow tbe bust of Longfellow U be placed In Westmin ster Abbey, and tans te bind in cleser com munion the feelings of England and the Ualted State. The Dean nahesitatlngly coo sented, and after pajing a beautiful tribute to Longfellow, referred teuchlogfy to Washing ton Irving, and to the friendly relations be tween the two countries. ' FOB AMIRMA. A special commission left Constanti nople a few days age for this country to rep resent the ports in a suit against the rrvidsnoe tool company. TUB FLOODS. Floods in Germany have spent their frreejaada new herrcr confronts the people In the shape of wide spread alckueea. It Is Im possible now to state the loss. Bridges have been seriously damaged, and railway embank ments broken down. Tbe dykes along the rlvrr Tbalis irs la (rat danger, FBAVCB HAS A CLAIM. It is believed France is preparing a specifli demand on England for compensation for lape ef control in Egypt. BO TFT WANTS INQLIsH ABMT OFTICXRB. The Egyptian government ha? made application to England for efflcers of the Egyptian army. Meeetiatloaa are bow pro ceed log, and It Is probable that a oomvaBder will be seat and possibly many suhordlaate fiffloers. HO MOBB AMBBICAB FOBK. Advices from Berlin state that an ordlnaneo has been adopted by thsBandesratb, p-oblbltlDg laapsrtatlon of American pork Id any form, and declaring tbe ordinance of Jane 0, 180, which referred only U minced pork and ham, abolished. ABATXD. The floods in Germany have now entirely abated. Railway communication and trCQo are being gradually resumed. F ABU AM BUT FROROfltrXD. Parliament has been prorogued un til ths 18th of February next. Th Queen's speech was read at the cloelng tension. She b confident that in spit of the failure to con clude a commercial treaty with France, that she continues to told amiable relation with all foreign powers She refer proudly to the Issue of the Egyptian campaign, and la hopeful for tbe condition of Ireland, though aatlclpatlng mnuh distress In some part of the island this winter. In reference to the recent HM&sslnaUon whlcnbave been rife In DnbllD, she urge upon the authorities te use wisely the powers with which tbey are entrusted for the suppression of all violence. Her majesty la thankful for th measure adopted relative to Ireland, which ahe be lieves will be to the advantage of the peo ple. IK FBAHCX. At a recent cabinet meeting in Paris th foreign policy was discussed to th ex clusion of all other subjects. A vote was taka resolving to stand firm for th nation's right in the Madagascar lmbregllo. CRIMINAL MATTERS. TWO TBLXOBAFH OPXBATORS QUAXBXL. D. Hoyt, a telegraph operator of Leavenworth, Kansas, bs1 a dispute a few days ago over a telegraph wire with a train dispatcher of the Union Pacific railroad at Lawrence, Is , named Bailey, during which Bailey called Hoyt bard names. Boyt de manded a retraction, which waa refused. Hoyt went to Lawrence, met fiilley and again demanded retraction which was per. emptorlty refused and Hoyt was ordered out of tbe office. Hoyt refused to leave, where upon Bailey went to tbe desk and wbllein the act of pulling open a drawer, Hoyt shot him in the chest with a revolver, inflicting a mortal wound. Hoyt was arrested and aays be flrel on Bailey because be thought he was about to draw a weapon. Hoyt la from Cin cinnati, wber he is well connected. Bis father Is editor of the Christian Advocate. LXB OOHTICTBD, R. Porter Lee, late president of the First Natloaai Bank ef Buffalo, has been con victed of embexzlem nt and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. AM AFFBAT IH ST. LOOTS. A shooting affray occurred in 6t. Louis, Mo, recently, which involve the name and fame of several persons very highly con nected. The parties engaged la the affair were Frank T. Iglehart, former eaahler of a large banking house, and Rush H. Davis, a prominent merchant. Iglehart Jiaa been too intimate with Mrs. Davis, and npon meeting them emerging from a house of assignation Davis fired at Iglehvt, wounding him serious ly. The womaa in the caoe is a niece ef Gen. Sherman, OF BO AVAIL. The law prohibiting the sale of lot tery tickets hns become a dead letter in Chi cago, and th business is openly conducted and extensively a4veried. OIT OH BAH. N. D. Hoyt who shot F. B. Bailey near Lawrence, Kansas, recently, has bean released on f 1,600 bail. His tather, Rev.F. 8. Hoyt of the Western Christian Advocate ef Cincinnati, baa gone to bis son's assistant. BX WAS NOT WILLIAM TILL. In an act of a play being performed in the Coliseum theater, Cincinnati, recently, In which an apple was to be shot from Anale Yon Behren's head by Frank Frsyne, he miss ed his mark and shot the woman dead. He was Immediately arrested, though the act was purely accidental. Be was afterward re leased and departed with the remaias of the unfortaaate woman for the east. POLITICAL POINTS. XLXOTIOa CXBTTFIOATXS. The bard of state canvassers for Virginia have Irsued certificates of election to congressmen a follows: Third district, Geo. D. Wise, Dsmecrat; fourth, Hooper, coalition; eixlb. Tucker, Democrat; seventh, Paul, eoall tion; eighth, Barbour, Democrat There be ing no contest In the ninth district, tbe certlfi oat will be awarded to Bowen, coalition. The first, second and fifth district and congress men at large being In contest, have been post poned. KXKTUCXT FBOBTBrrTOKISTS. A state convention of prohibitionists haa been called to meet in Louisville, Ky., in February, 18SS, for th nomination of atate officers. HB WILL FIGHT. Senator Kellogg, from the third Louisiana district, will make a determined fight for the seat The e facial return gav Kellogg 2,000 majority, but hi oertllcate la refused by Gov. McEaery on the ground qf non-residence, which otj action haa been met by Kellogg with a statement of fast proving his residence beyond question. WILL TRT AQllH. The trial of J. D. Watson, whose at tempt to corrupt prominent member of th Ohio legislature created ao much scandal in the Buckey state, ended In disagreement of the Jury. However, this doe not end the matter, as further attempt will be made te punish the briber as he deserves. J. II. Acklen has submitted a brief to th Govsrncr of LvuUiana, dsnylag that Ke'.lorg is an Inhabitant of Louisiana wlihia th meaning of the United State constitution, cr resident of the third congressional district un der the r revisions of the Louisiana constitu tion. Tbe brief recites that thsr is bo evi dence that Kellogg ever voted la th state, nor Ihatjh owns any property in the state win dob's chabobs. A dispatch from Minneapolis of a recent date sys: Careful caavaas ef the leg islature elect Indicate that Wlndom will he re elected to the United States senate on th first ballot. Of the 108 Republican members of the two bouse th friends of Wlndom elalm 12. Earnest opposera while not exceed ing 12 ar pronouncedly against him. Most t them favor Danneli. The remaining Re publican member are classed as doabtfal,and torn may vote for Wlndsm. Dan Bell's strength Is cocfiaed wholly te his eld congres sional district. SeveBty-six vote on joint ballot ar required for choice. Wlndom' friend's clslm that he has a margin over that number of six or eight. ADDITIONAL ttiiWS. frabk Jambs abbaiqhxd. Frank James was arraigned ia the criminal court ef Kansas City a few days slaco on two Indictments, one for complicity In the bank robbery at Independence in 1869, and th other for the murder of an officer In 1874. Be pleaded net guilty to each indictment, and bis trial haa been fixed for January 22 next A BX9C0BD ORB'S STOBT. . obeit Hutchinson, of Halifax, chief engineer of th ill- hied steamer Wearmouth and th only t-flr saved, In describing the wreck aayi: Just before 11 the upper bridge on which the wheel wai situated, began to giv awsy and pleoes tumbled en th men seeking belter in fie sail room underneath. Th men shouted for th boat to he takeu at. Than th captain, teeing she would soon break np entirelr, gav orders to mak ready th boats and all started out on deck. Th chief engineer secured a life preserver end descended to th deck. Here be found all hand except th captain and second mate la th starboard life boat. He observed the captain trying to launch the Jolly tont and went to his assistance followed by tbe second mat. On getting la the boat they found it contained three oars, two broken and useless, th third split Th captain seized the only useful oar and tiled to scull ashore. Tbe sea was mnnlng very high. It capsized the boat and th engineer did not again see his companions. Tbe boat in which were the crew also capsized and only three of the men reached shore. All the others perish ed. MTDBB'S DXATBL O. W. Snyder, a number of the 42d and 4Sd congress, died at Piae Bluffs, Arkn re cently. IBOKBAOLL ON TBI REMOVALS. In an Interview at Chicago on tbe subject of th summary dismissal of the government official at Washington, Col. Iogersoll said: "It la an effort on tbe part of tbe government to terrorize the Jury. I be lieve Marshal Henry as honest a man as ever lived. He never did the'allghtett favor to the defendants. He almply did hla duty, no more.no leas. The reason they want him out is that they may pat soms one in who will do more than his duty; They want to get absolute control of the Jury. I never dreamed that Aloger or Parker were either friends or enemies of th defendant. Thee men have been cut down without hear ing. Nothing more unjust, nothing more Infamous hna been done ia the history of the country. The Idea that a dl!zsn officer can not give h'.a opinion of the innocence of a party being presented by the government without removal Is simply horrible." CoL Iogersoll, it will ba remembered, Is counsel for some of th defendant H RAVI LOSS. An oil tank exploded at, Newton Creek, L. L, a few days ago, starting a confla gration which destroyed 120,009 worth of property before th firemen were able to con trol it BXATH OF DR. COX, Dr. C. C. Cox, successively lienten ant governor ot Maryland, commiasloasr of pensions, president of the District of Colum bia board ef health and oommlselener to the Australian exposition, died in Washlagton a few days since. Dr. Cox was a man of fine literary attainments. He leaves a widow, a eon In California and a daughter, the wife of Mr. Dawson of th Interior department roLQKB Dixns rr. Folger has made the statement that his resignation of tbe . atate portfolio "has never bwn referred to either by the PrssiJsnt or himself WILL FBOTBCT TUB CROWS. The recent murderous raids which have been made upon the Crew Isd'.Rns, mostly by Caaadian redskloa, have induced Major Merrill to arrange soms plans for their protestloB. He propose th following: As soon as th agent has Id formation of a raid be will put a force of Crows npon th trail with orders to recapture the stolen stock and de atroy th thieves or drive them back te their agency. At th same time a small detach meat of Crows will be sect to the nearest mil itary posts where they will be Joined by avail able troops and co-operate witb th main body f pursuers. Tbe dlrectiog motive wLl le the capture or destruction cf the marauders. KIW NAMES. Ft Point, San Francisco, will here after be known a Fort Wlufield Scott, and Fort San lose, same harbor, aa Fort Mason. LOXeiTBXBT'S DIFFICtTLTIXS. United States Marshal LoDgstreet of Georgia who haa been undergoing examin ation for alleged "crcokedceM'' in his account baa been found to be "straight." It la th deputy who has been found guilty. AIN ARB'S PBOSrKCTS. According to the Evening Critic, the organ of th star rout mso, tie arbitrary re moval of Postmaster Aingsr will have a ten dency to increaa hla popularity among hla Michigan friends, and will result In his elec tion aa senator from that state. Thjvsam paper la authority for the statement that b ba been pledged the support ef leading Re publicans, who urge him to enter th race. IRISH'S RXFORT. The annual report of Col. Irish, chief of th bureau of printing and ngravicg.sbows that during the year thsr were completed and delivered 7,641,108 sheets ot Bote and securities of the face value of f SC9,857,700, 24,247,459 sheet ef Intenul revenue and cus tom cigar stamps containing 9i7,221,149 stamoa, and 649,919 sheets of checks, drafu, eta .The aggregate expenditure for th year wer 1 936,7. Of thla smount there wis expended in execution of work of various bureaus of tbe treasary department and other departmeat and reimbursed by them from tbe proper appropriations under their control 1688,850. ACHABSB. Lieut. Col. Cyrus B. Comstock has been designated as president of th Mississip pi river commission vice Lieut Col. Q. A. Gil more, relieved on account of illnees. FBBB DILIVXRT. The Postoffice department have di rected that fro delivery be established at Keokuk, Iowa, Jan. 1st A COURT SCRUB. Blgelow, was brought Into the crim lnal oeurt at Washington a few days si ace, where he waa obliged to lie down while tbe nature of taell Indictment against him wer explained. A plea of net guilty was entered to each charge. As he was being taken from the court room by hla attendants, k waa confronted by a detective with a warrant for hi arrest on charg of embezzlement of 000 of the National bank of th Republic, Hla physician fears the exposure will cane hla death. OVBHBALTM. The annual report of the national board of health, after golag ever In detail tbe fearful scourge of yellow feor at Pensacoh and Brownsville In th past year, recommend Inceesant protection for th mouth f th Rio Grande, aad place the estimated coat ef work for th coming year at 4160,000 with a contin gent fund of 9100,000. SCOOXSSFCX. Assistant Attorney-General McCam- mon in his report a to the success ef his mis sion to th Ftstbead reservation , la Montana for the purpose of securing th right of way for the Northern Pacific railroad aays: Not withstanding adverse influence of certain In terested whites, the mlesien was a complete success. A rxoommissatiob. . The house committee on appropria tions baa completed th Iailaa appropriation bllL The general appropriation ar red iced about 967,000 a compared with the amount appropriated for th current year. It waa agreed, however, to Increase th allowance for educational purpose 9111.00 In excese of th amoaat appropriated for th current year. oca FUNDS. The annual report of the treasurer of th United 8tatas aays: Th receipts of th government shew aa lntraa over of 92251,054 in rovenno from custimm 911,- 253,509 from internal revenue, 92,851,277 from sales of public lands and 98,707,416 from miscellaneous sources, making tbe total In crease in net revenue 142,742,957. The total net revenue I 9405,625 210 28. Th net ex penditure decreased from 9260,712,887 to 9257,981,440, a reduction of 92,731,447, which added to the Increase In receipt, makes aa Increase of 945,471,405 In surplus revenue apphcabl to reduction of th public debt The amount of standard silver dollars coined from February 28, 1S78, the dste ef th act reqalrlsg tbelr coinage to Oct. 81, 1E82, is 9128,529,859, of which 993 206,382 r mains In the treasury, and 955,123,48, or about Z1X per cect. is in circulation. The proportion ot total coinage in circulation Wept S3, 1881, waa 841' per cent. Ot 980,007,175 coined dur. lag the last 15 months 92,950.071 has gone in to circulation and 927,057,113 remains In the treasury. During seven months of that period th dollar returned to tbe treasary exceed In amount thest Issued, the number la circulation running down from 934,950,120 in December 81, 1881, to 931,660,751 on Oct 81, 1882. OB INTBBIST. Treasurer Gilflllan recently mailed 12,063 check, representing 9UUAE9, being the Interest falling da December 1 on regis tered ii per cents, of tbe ez tended lean of 189). OF IMFOBTANOB. Gen. Butler has presented an argu ment before th secretary of the Interior lo behalf of E.L. Msrrl field, who attempted to locate a quantity of Potter's field scrip, within tbe corporate limits of Chicago and who application was rejected by th commission ers of the general laud ofhee. The case In velvet millions of property. THB JTBANNXTTK. The Jeannette board reconvened a few days since, and began the examination of Seaman Ntnderman. H s testimony was In favor of ih wise management ef DeLong. A MODBBN CXN80B. The postmaster at LaSalle, IncL, in form th post master general that the reason he refused irivilegea of the mall to the La Salle County Democrat Is because it contain ed obeoene matter. The postmaster haa been directed to receive the paper, leaving te the district attorney the question of its offentive character. DXATH OF CTDIOBAFF. Representative Updegraff of Ohio, 17th district, died recently. STILL ANOTHXa. Hannibal D. Norton, chief clerk in the financial division of tbe posteffice depart ment has been removed,for knowing too much about the star route boHae. A stobm fredijtxd. President Arthur recently received a communication from Prof. E. Stone Wig' gins, LL.D., a Canadian astrr nomer located In Ottawa, in which he stated that early in March of 1883 the greatest etorm of tbe pr. sent cen tury will sweep over this country, playing particular havoc along tbe eastern and eonth ern coasts, fa this communication he advises the ordering of all vessels in safe bar bora not later than March 6, until the storm has passed. DORSKT SPXAKS. S. W. Dorsey in a long communica tion addresses tbe public in bis own defense. He claims to be au Innocent and greatly injar ed mar, and df niee ail charge of conspiracy t defraud tbe government, declaring most em phatically that n 1 1 one penny of profit from any contract bad ever been received by him E criticises In 6vereet terms the crura pur sued by McVengh and Jame,aa tbee men had given their uledged word tbat aiy statement be (Dorsey) might make would be for tbe President aid catinet, but that tbeir ptedg waa broken and statement intended for tbe executive alone were placed In tie bands of department detectives. He is satisfied tbe removals were made simply because the effl clals dared to d ffer from the department of Justice, and tbat it was a work of petty spit rather than a d sire to subserve the best Is teresta of the country. THB AUDIT BOARD AOAlN. The Garfield board of audit have concluded consideration of all clairca before them. Much dlfficul'y waa oxperioaced in curtailing the physicians' claim?, in order to keep within the appropriation of 935,000. Hal it not beu far these excesjive claims, the ap propriation would more than cover the amount fall other claim. THB LABORS R. A convention of labor union men met In Washington recently and formed aper maaent organization, with AUx. M. Kenady as president aod J. H. O'Brien secretary. A committee of seven were appointed to repre sent the worktegmon of the country before congress. thb Fair. The Garfield fair still continues to draw Immense enrnde. On day recently fourteen hundred school children were pies ent, a grand military parade being the special fca'nre f the day. Tbe troop were reviewed by Gen. Sherman and staff. 1KB NATIONAL DXBT. The debt of the nation Dec. 1st was: principal 91.199,724,015, Interest, 9H.10O.0C8. Here waa in the treasury on same date, 9287, 867,173. Tbe debt was d serened during Nov. only 15,681142. Since June SO, 1!82, It haa been reduced 965,157,561. CLOSRD. The Garfield monument fair closed lait week. The fair In the main was very successful. Though unable to atate tbe ox- act amoant, the committee ar confident sev era! thoasaad dollars will be ailed te th fund. WTMAN DXAD. Rear Admiral R. II. Wyman of the United States Navy, died last week, of apo plexy. A OOOD SHOWING. The Union Pacific railway last year earned over 121,000,000. Its operating expenses wsre about 912.000.OCa COLLINS LETT KB, Dr. Collins of Minneapolis, was be fore the Jeannette borrd of inquiry a fewdajs since, and read tbe text of a letter written to DeLong by Jerome J. Collins, the meteorolo gist of tbe party. If the statements mad therein are true, Collins was, indeed, shown very little courtesy by the commander o the expedition. At the smo semlon ef the board Nhderm&n becam so affected In relating th sufferings ot his comrades as to b obliged to leave the room. The Detroit Free Press says that "It is only in New Jersey that the papers speak of a 'widow woman.' All other states grant the sex without dispute." A Philadelphia editor comes to the re lief of his neighbors with the retort that "Possibly in Detroit all widows are women whose husbands are dead; but down east there are girl widows whose husbands are not dead." A school teacher is a person employ ed to give parents five hours of peace andquiet per day. The Rabbit Plague in Australia. A Bis Chance tor a Paying Inven tion. The ancient sayiDg that the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong is teceivlng a new Illus tration in Australia. Of all animals the timid rabbit would seem to be the last that would ever wage a war of ex termination against man; and yet that is precisely what it is doing in Austra lia. One colony has already lost two million ot sheep by them; tbe plague is spreading northward at the rate ot 100 miles or more a year; and the Fed eral Australian says that the rabbit in vasion threatens the great industry o f the colony with ruin. "Tbe impossi bility of feeding large Cocks of sheep and innumerable rabbits at the same time on the same breadth of pasturage, is just as great as would be that of growiDg wheat and hay on the same 801. There is only one alternative in this case; either the flock owners must expel tbe rabbits, or the labbits will expel the flock owners." The convic tion is that the evil ba; attained1 a magnitude which puts it beyond (he hope of control by local efforts, or even by any one colony. Tbe movement for the extermiuation of the rabbits must be simultaneous and universal to be of any avail. The proposition now is for a general act of the colonial assemblies levying a tax on all lands, whether stocked or not, to meet the cost of a general war upon the invaders by the colonial gov ernments. It is proposed that each coloDy shall appoint a staff of rabbit inspectors to enforce representative, legislation, each colony undertaking to keep its own borders free from the plague. "The flock owners over the entire area of tbe continent," says the Aus tralian, "must make common cause in the endeavor to exterminate the plague, and to that end must aid tbeir respect ive governments by every means In their power. War to the knife must be declared by every individual inter ested in station property in Australia against a pestilence which positively threatens nothing less than the gradual destruction of tbe wealthiest interest tbat has yet grown into dourishlng ex istence in this part of the world." Having declared general war upon tbe rabbits, the great question would appear to be tbe devising of modes of attack that will be at once efficient and economical. One flock-owner is men tioned as having trapped 5.C00 of the little pests in a space of four months; others have tried general poisouing, and yet no perceptible check has been put upon the rapid multiplication of the prolific and all-devouring vermin. Shooting the rabbits is out of the ques tion, there are so many of them, their wariness and burrowing habits adding to the hopelessness of meeting tbe in vasion by individual destruction. -They mnst be killed by tbe million, and at a cost that will not exceed the value of the land reclaimed from their ravages Probably the most welcome guest in Austrailia do-day would be the inven tor of a solution for this pressing and all important problem. The money values at stake are enormous; and the successful inventor of a cure for the evil, which so gravely threatens the prosperity and future progress of the Australian colonies, would doubtless make as good a thing for himself as his invention would be for the sheep raisers. Scientific American. Tno Geological Survey. Major Powell, Director of the Na tional Survey, reports that a great part of the past year's work has been in the preparation of statistics relative to the mining Industries of the United States. At the beginning of tbe fiscal year it was resolved to curtail the field work so as to give more attention to the study of the large mass of undeveloped mat ter which had accumulated. This work consisted in the identification, classifica tion, and description of fossils; the chemical and microscopic examination of rocks, minerals and ores ; the construc tion of geologic sections ; the prepara tion of charts, diagrams, and other il lustrations and the preparation of re ports on the various subjects which had occupied the attention of the scientific men of the survey. Experiments were made under the management of the former director, Mr. Clarence King, on the various phenomena connected with rock formation. An examination, (chiefly in the laboratory), has been made of the structural geology of the Eureka mining district of Colorado, of the volcanic rocks of the Great Basin, and of Mounts Shasta, Hood and llain er. Another department of the work has been the study of certain lake basins in Utah, Nevada, and California. Theg lakes are now mostly extinct, Great Salt Lake being one of the few excep tions, and their history, which is now being studied, includes a study of the quaternary climate, which leads in turn to a study of the climate of the arid portion of the United States, Another field of investigation has been the study of glacial formations extend ing from the Atlantic coast to the mid dle portion of the great plains in north ern latitudes. This investigation also is a research relating to quaternary climate and to the character ar.d origin of the present topographic features of the area involved. Investigations have also been conducted relating to the economic geolgy of the Ten Mile district. Summit county, Colorado, and of the basaltic mesas at Golden, which will be extended to cover the entire Denver coal basin. Much time has been spent in the preparation of a leport on the Leadville district; In Nevada, the Eureka district has been carefully sur veyed, and the report has been prepared on the Comstock lode and the Washoe district. The director says that all of the In vestigations in economic eeolgy will have a practical value In determining the characteristics of ore deposits, and will advance mining industries bv pointing out the best methods of sys tematic development. Jj-arly in the fiscal year ffeoirraphical work was commenced in New Mexico and Arizona, preliminary to a Geologi cal examination of the country. A New VnrV ttrnfM whlalrv h low fever. The professor should re member that people do not hunt up yellow fever nd fall asiinst it. -