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4. A.. Minziks, Editor aud Manager. BROCK WAY CENTER. MICII STATW NEWS. About 160,000,000 feet of lumber bas been out at Meuorotnee this seasen, 81 CQO.OOO lath aud l7,0t.0,lW0 shingles. Oath WUconslu side, Jwt across from tfeuoinlnee, the out bat been nearly as great. Thomas Rhodes, of Coliwater, fell from a scaffold at the opera house la tbat city, breaking one of his leifs. Prof. Manly Miles, formerly of the Michigan state agricultural college, has ac cepted th chair of agriculture at the Maesa. chuaetta agricultural college. Wm. P. Norris, formerly clerk of the Forbes house at Marshall, and later at f 1 1 c to the Fraser bouse at Bay City, died at ajamasoo recently. The recently organized Chippewa lumber company has purchased from Sagi naw parties a tract of pin in the town of Chippewa, 12 miles east of Big Rapid, on the railroad, paylBg f 130,010. The pine is esti mated at lOa,OOJ,000 feet, and allot It will probably be sawed at Dig Biplds, Mich. Wm. P. Lothrop, a prominent busi ness man of Three Hi vers, died at Fargo, Dak., a few days ago. He was a nephew of O. Y. N. Lothrop, of Detroit. Edward Thayer, of Sheridan, has a ne specimen of the rare arctic, or snow owl, which was caught alive. It measures 5 feet 0 Inches from tip to tip. An immense number of sheep and bogs are bMng fattened for market about Qalfeburg this wluter. that locality making a specialty of that kind of business. The boys at Orchard Lake military academy will be let out for the holiday vaca ion Deo. 20, and must be back January 3. Since the 1st of last month there hire been received at the Eastern asylum for the insane an average of one patient per day; and still they or met Mrs. Annie Krebbs, of Alexandria Bay, N. Y , bas begun suit la the U. 8. court at Grand Rapids against the city of Muskegon for damages la the turn of 2i),000 for injuries received from falling through a defective side walk la Muskegon in Decern ter, 181. She brt k oue of her legs and sustalued permaneut disabilities. A Grand Trunk freight train ran in to a wood train at Wallace, nar Charlotte, recently. Two erg'nee were wrecked at done fireman slightly hurt The track was clear d before nigh'. Martin Perk of Cold water, has been convicted of arm la the circuit of Branch county. H U the first of the omnia arrested for buralag virion bislaes property In that city last year, woo bis baea couvlcted on trtl. Mrs. Elsie A. Abbott has been ap polotel postmaster of Kdkaeka. Dispatcher, exchanges and letters fron all over the attte, show tbat the tract t of Venus was pretty closely watched by Michi gan people. Charles Decker, proprietor of the grist mill at Dck rrllie, Sinllao county, wa caught by a belt he wis adj istlng, and was ln- stautly killed. B th legs wr torn oil bdow the knee and buried to the other side of the mllL Mr. Decker was the founder ( f Decker vUle and a prominent citizen. He was about 60 years old and leaves a wife and several grown-up children. Mrs. William II. Fisher left her bene In Detroit one afternoon to go to the house of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Brooks, In the same city. On the way she fell, and after being taken to Mrs. Brooks' she lived only a few moments. Heart disease was the cause of her death, e'he was aged fi) years. She bad lived In Detroit S3 years and wai much esteemed. She was the mother of Mr. Wm. Fisher, Mrs. James Delhrllge of Manistee, Mich-, of Mrs. L'zzle Welch and Mr. Charles Fisher of Allegan. IYof. McLouth, of the Ypsilantl normal school, obtained valuable observations of the transit of Venus. A German named Louis, about 40 years old, wai found in a dying condition In a tarn 2) miles south and west of Grand Ledgs andj soon after died. He t ad lived thereabouts for several years, and had bo family or relatives. It Is supposed his dath resulted from epilepsy. A 15-years convict naned Murdock, who was employed on the wagon contract at the state prison, got his arm caught la a ma chine for making felloes, and the member was chopped off by Inches up to the elbow. As William Haynesof Brighton, was unloading a wagon at an elerator bis team became frightened at an engine working in the yard and ran around a corner upsetting the wagon. Mr. Haynes being underneath, was dragged a considerable distance, and was seriously Injured, one hip belug dislocated nd ene leg was broken. Congressman Willits, the newly elected President of tbe Michigan state normal school bas been Invited to read a paper before the convention of the superintendents ef pub lic instruction, to be held la Washington some time In January next. Mrs. John Tomlin of West ' Kalamo, Eaton county, bas barked 1.CC0 bushels of corn tbls season, besides doing all ber boose work and caring for a family of children. A sister of this lady buiked 0 bushels In one day. Job Cranson, banker and one of Fen ton's wealthiest clt'iens, died suddenly at bis residence on Adelaide street recently. About 150 guests gathered at the residence of the veteran circus manager, J. K. Warner, Lnslog,to help bim and Mrs. Warner celebrate their sliver wedding. Many beauti ful and appropriate prcsnts were left by the visiting frlnds. Mrs. Tenneyi the able and efficient state librarian, bas Issued ber annual report The Oak, Land and Lumber com. pany.of Chi r ot te, bas a capital of 99r,0C0 whlrt Is to be pat Into bard wood landjn Ar kansas. George Stone, of Memphis, had his left foot smathed and Is iknll cracked many years ago, by a tree falling on him. Tea yeaii later several of bis ribs were crscked loose from bis backboB, still later bis side was torn pen, then be broke bis right wrist; now, a, the of 56, bis right arm Is broken to three plsoes. Sir Knight Mulliken, of Detroit, by ' special train took atnut 7 J Detroit Kolgbt Templar to Lars' ng via the Detroit, Lansing t Northern railway. A supper at the Lan sing boise and some very fine knlgbts templar work at the T.srelnr esy'om followed. In the Himalayas is found a plant resembling the cobra with its head erect, called the cobra plant. MEWS OF THE W EEK. FOREIGN. DEAD. The Archbishop of Canterbury died the early part of the week. AUABl'SrATB. Arabi Fasba pleaded guilty of rebel lion, and baa been sentenced to death by the court-martial. The khedive commuted bis eenteuce to exile for life. This appears to be the carlng out of a pre-arrauged programing AKABI IS CONTENT. Arab! has written a communication in which be expresses satisfaction at his banishment from Etjypt, and says be would prefer to live la either Damascus t r London He regards hi misfortunes as the means by which liberty and tritsperity will be secured to the country be loves, and feels confideut tbat England will soon learn that he was not a rebel, and will allow b ra to return. MISS PARNELL'S SAT. Miss Parnell publishes a long letter declaring untrue the statement of Ileal;, pub lished in the United States, asserting that Par nell la February ordered stoppage of circula tion of the ''no rent manifesto" and that tbls order was disobeyed by the ladies land league. HOT VERY COMPLIMENTARY. Relative to the report that the United States government contemplates making a claim against France In regard to the murder of two American citizens lo Madagascar, the Monlteur Universal publishes an Insulting article declaring the American navy so reduced by peculation that the United Slates were re cently obliged to back down toCfcUL France, It says, could raid every American port. England's proposal. England has offered France the per manent presidency of the debt commission, and should this arrangement be made the French will bnve exclusive control of the Egyptian revenues. THE NOVELIST DEAD. Anthony Trollope, the novelist, died In London recently from congestion of the lungs. WILL BE PARDONED. In view of the disposition of Arabi's case, It Is expected tbat other leaders in the Egyptian campaign will be pardoned. ANOTHER BITCH. Four more of the leaders in the late Ejiyptlaa rebellion bv pleaded gallty to the charge, and ware sentence i to death. The Khedive oommated the sentence to exile for life. HELP WANTID. The river Seine continues to rise. A petition n4 bsa seat to ths clumbers for 1, OOJ.OOi fnacs for re ief to the suflrert. Blanc's liberality. Louis Rl.inc, whose death was an nounced a few days ago, bequeathes his U brary to the elty of Pins. A SEVERE STORM. Telegrams from all parts of the Uiit Kingdom report a sterm cf creattr aeveritv than koowa bf jre la over SJ year. Telegraphic coinmunicitlon Is aerious'y Inter fend With. Numerous wrsalH are reported on the coast. WISE COUNSEL. The report on the execution of the socialist liw, preheated to the reiCi-Ug la Btrlla siys "the oavctha Is Irresistibly forced oa the g)veraannt thtt rejreaslve meuures must be continues1." A PROTEST. The chambers of commerce of all the seaports of Germany have protested agamst the exclusion of Amtrlctn pork. The govern aoent will, however, persevere In Its determlna tlon to prohibit Importation. A CHANGE PHELrCTED. The London Times predicts impor tant changes la the British raolnet la the near future, the retirement of Ulalatoce as prime minister is one of the probalilltles. THE VLOODS. Many portions of the city of Faris are under water owing to the continued floods, and serious results are apprehended. To ad 1 to the trouble tec pie are suffering from the depredations of rat?, which have been driven out of the sewers la large num bers. TO CETLON . It has been decided that the exiled Egyptian chieftains will be sent to Ceylon. THOSE ODIOCS JEWS. A St. Petersburg dispatch of late date, says: The Prefect has ordered tie police to expel all Jews residing within the munclpal boundaries of St. Fettrtburg without official permission. The Senate bas decided that the Jews are incapable of holding landed proper ty in Russia. ANOTHER VLOOD. The Tiber is rising, and threatens to entirely inundate the lower part of Rome. Q AM B ETTA'S CONDI1ION. The condition of Gambetta is less favorable. Fears are expressed of bemor rbsge, in which event the result Is fatal. INDIGNANT CATHOLICS. Irish Catholics at Ottawa are great ly excited over the action of B shop Dubamel la excluding from the sacrament Irish Cetn olic parents who allow their children to attend model and normal schools. CRIMINAL MATTERS. A TERRIBLE DEATH. Bill Allen, the negro desperado of Chicago, who shot policeman Lawrence Wright a short time since, was killed in tbat city the early part of the week. A squad of po'iee bad been ordered out to capture bim either dead or alive. The negro fought brave, ly, and only after being fired at for some time did be offer to surrender. The police were Infuriated at the death of their comrade the week previous, and when tbe negro did offer to give himself up, they refused to listen to bis p'fadlngs, and he fell, completely riddled with bullet. COUNTERFEITER NABBED. Charles II. Boyer has been arrested la Davenport, la., for miking and pissing counterfeit money. He was an amatner, hav ing only been in the business three weelra. POLITICAL POINTS. ' CONTEST PECIPFD. The Ohio State canvassing board in the Wallsoe-McElulry cob test In tbe 18th coo. gresslonal district, have rendered a decision la favor ol MrKtnW "CONOB,ESSr" . SENATE. The upper house of the forty-seventh congress of trie Uaited S'ates mt at noon on MoLday, Dec. 4, with Divid Davis president pro tern, tn the chair. I'he senate displayed great diligence In getting to work and were engsced with bills upo the calendar when the President's meesege arrived. A number of department reports were sunmltteri. Bills were Introduced to Increase the mmber of Alabama Calms conmlseloners to five, and to sathor.r coinage at ths Dei vrr mint. Tbls first inwtlog of the session was In all respects like other first d'js. Much discussion was held as lo the political complexion of tbe een ate after the ftth of Mrcr. The com mittees of the senate will continue as they tie st present, except that places filled by the la's Senator Bill will be given to another Democrat. Ibe a3te adjourned at 2:30 p. ui. out of re sport to the niemoty of the lau Heoator Hill of Georgia. HOUSE. The bouse of representatives assemblMd at 11 a. m. Reports of the tariff oonimislou and Indian appropriation bill were submitted. Ibe roiiner was referred to tbe comm'ttee on wars aud menus, and the latter was turned over to the committee of tbewboK Numer ous matters were presented in tbe form of Dills an t reotitionH. Tbe r resident s meesage was re-idand the House adj turned at 8:10 p. tn. lti reepect to tn uieunny of Mr. Lowe of Alabama and Mr. Uiidegmff of Ohio, recently deceased. la future the House will convene at noon. SENATE. Dec. 5. Mr. Brown, of Georgia, presented the credentials of Mr. Barrows, the nnechnseuto fi l the unexpired term of the la' Senator Hill. Til credentials were examined aud the o.itn f nice duly admin. Utered. Mr. Saunders, of Nebraska, presented a memorial In Mat ion to the admiesloa of Difcota. Hsald that all doubts as to there being a sufficient population to entitle tbe territory to admission bad been removed by the number of votes cast at the recent elec tion. He will soon call for tbe bill already on tbe calendar, tiertaining to this matter. Sen ator Beck of Kentucky, presented a resolution embodying tbe law against levying political assessments, and nrclng thrt an Investigation be made as to the amount of money spent In tbe election; to ascertain bow mauy persons bad been dismissed from public places since May last, and how many bad failed to contri bute to tbe election fund, (he resolution gives tbe committee untU February to report. I he bill allowing retired army onl-ers to bold official poetttons la the territories was passed. This completed tbe work for the day, and at S p. m. an a Journment was uiove l, hb a rnaik of respect to the lute Representatives Upde graff and Lowe. HOUSE. The House met at 12 u'ciock. Mr. Kelley, of Pennsylvania, from the committee of ways and means, reported a bill to abolish Internal revenue ou totucco, hiuff, cigars and cigar ettes. Referred to committee of the whole. A bill was paseed repeailDg a provision of tbe law for payment of three mouths extra wages to semuen, aud provides in Hen thereof that discharged seamen In foreign parts shall be provided with employment on another ship, or furnished means to return heme. Tbe House adjourned tn respect to the memory of Senator hill of WeorgU SENATE. Dec. 6. Petitions were presented by Mr. Suermau of Ohio, and Mr. Iogalls of Len ta, for tbe passage of the bi;l to increase tbe pensions of thoee who suffered the loss of an arm or leg wbile In service. A bill was in troduced ty Mr. Antboiiyof R-od Ilaud to prohibit tbe nse of tbe capltol for ottiertban legitimate purposes. Mr. Piatt of Cinn., colled for resolution present! yesterday di recting the commissioner of peueions to fur blsb information tn reference to the pension roll and the probable tffVct of the passage of the pending bill to increase 0 e peusious of those wtio lost an a; m or leg. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Sewell of New Jersey, gave notice tbat be would soon call for the b II for theielief of H x lobn Porter. Ibe bill to establish a uniform ejstem of bankruptcy was taken up and uncussed, and nnaliv went over ms ULfluithed buslnes". HOUSE. Mr. Willis, of Kwtucky. presented reso lution similar to the oue otired yetrlir by Mr. Peck directing toe oommittee on civil ser vice rel rm to inquire into tteatlegftd pollti eat sHseeiimfnts uiaile u(mu government em ployes. Mr. Ctsweil of W:scousio, offered a revolution author tirg the commtite on ap propriations to Include In tbe pts rffcc hill w cause reducing letter .postage to two ceuts, which wns una' imously adopted. Mr. K.iss n, of low, preeenWd the vies wt tbe mi. nnii y o' tbe committee ou ways and means oa the Internal revenue bill. I hey are not prepitred to rec m.ineud ectire abolition of tbe tax, claiming it Is tatter to Reduce taxes from time to uni, and ihn redui ton should h ef fected by the abolition of texe mere close'y related to tbe uee and couveuier Ce of onr peo ole. A suppieinMital report was fiieU by Me-srs. Dunuell of Minnesota and HaBkel cf K-ihsa", favoring the entire abolition of eil luteroal revniiue taxes except thoee c a llQ'iois aad tohecco in various forms. B-foreltm Ux is ab IUhet th-re should be a tnoroogh re vision of the tariff. Tte recommendations tn tb-t president's message were referred piece-meal to ttio aporopnute committees. SENATE. Dec 7 A petition was presented aatnerously signed, for the passage of tbe bill to increase pensions of one-ermeil and one- legged soldiers. Mr. browu of Ueorgia, in ttoducei a bill tt repeat tbe Internal revenue act of 18J4, and all la xtendlng or emend ing the s line, which was referred. Mr. Bsck. ef Kentucky, called for bis resolution concern ing political aesesmenta, aad asked for a vote tbereou, beliHvlng discus4ion uni r.ifitable. Mr. Hile, of Mvne, thought If there was to be au investigation. It ought to extend to both parties. He off . red a substitute, reciting tbat the Democrat to committee bad levied contri butions on liquor dealers, brewers and others, nd afikd ttut toese bf investigated. Mr. Back regarded this as tin attempt to embar rass legitimate Investigation. Aa animated discussion ensued, and at tb ugre:ion of Mr. Hurls ot Tennessee, the matter wis laid over. Consideration of the bankruptcy bill was again resumed. The provision that a roan who falls for 20 days to discharge an attachment agaluft bis property la a cill suit shall be deemed a bankrupt, ws stricken out HOCSK. Wednesday, Dec. IS was set apart for coa sideratlon of bills now oa the calendar In re gard to th3 tariff queetion. Mr. Upson ef Tex as, introduced a bill to ratify the title of the (Jolted States to the site of the military post at El Paso, Texas, which was referred. An aim nlineat was adopted for insertion la pat ents authorized to be Issued to certala ludi vtiual Indians by the treaty of 1849 with Sioux Icdiars, a provision tbat lands obtained by that treaty shall be forever Inalienable a-jd not subject to taxatuc. A'ter a thorough discus sion of the matter tbe Iadlan bill was reported to tbe House, and passed. The bill authorizing the government to obtain title to lands la Erie, Pa, and establish a borne for ludigent soldiers and sailors, was taken cp. There seems to be a strong opposition to this measure, and what the outcome will be it is hard to deter mine. SENATE. Dec 8. Tobacco dealers present a petition tbat la case of a reduction of the tax oti tohacco.a corresponding debate be allowed. A prompt action on this question is atkd. A petition for the abolition of tbe Ux oa tobacco was presented by Mr. Cameron of Pennsylvania. A bill was reported from tbe committee on military affairs by Mr. Mxey of Texas, to estnhl eh the title of the United Btatea to tbe military Dost at 1 Paso. Texas. After a short diecustlon the bill was passed. Mr. Bt-ck or Kentucky again called for bis resolution inquiring into tbe ma ter of political rtesese- meots. XT. riecr, a democrat, has a strong opponent in the Renuhlican Senator from Value, Mr. Htle, who claims tbat If tbe loves tlg-Mloo Is to b entered upon it niat be non par Ism. Mr. Beck finally modified bis resolu lion, o nlttlng the names of pension Calmaots. Dbcus.lnu continued for several boun with, out a sntlsfactory termination, when the bank, rip try bill was called for. Mr. Jones of Florida offrd an amendment giving the party to be ti rowo Into bankruptcy a right to a trial by J ur, and one inakiug it an set of bankruptcy dealing la "futures' la articles of necessity sncb ss com, sugar, rice, cotton etc, was presented by Mr. Morgan of Alabama, both of wl l'h amendments were sgrd to. Tbe Lowell bill wp.s advocated by Mr. Hoar of Massachusetts. HOUSE. Yr. Davis, of Illinois, presented a petition of tobacco manufacturers of Chicago asking for lturaedlate action oa the tobacco M l, on the ground that "tilutlon of the subject was d -prlvlng operatives rf subst-noe. Mr. Bur rows of Michigan, of the committee on appro. priatlrtDS reported theconsa eraod diplomatic, bill, which ws referred to t'e committee of ibe wioU. Tbe appropriation recommended Is fl.368 255, being 1 79.000 lees thsn tbe amonot appropriated tbe current year, and tlS20Xl).si'n est I ma tee.- A bill for the riM of tbe i ffl jers and crew of tbe Monitor, wbo parttctphUMl In tbe action with the Mr rlmeck In March, of 1882, was warmly dis cussed, Mr. Bayne of Penosy'vanta, crglng that it would be unwise and unjust la emi gre to take action In the metier, cleimlag tfat so long as Mr. Hew.tt of New Yoik, was tbe chief supporter of the mensure, that If the pt-oele for whom aid wits souitbt were so pooi NwYoik euut to tske care of them. No ectlop was taken on the hi' I. Mr. Bingham of P-nnsylvanls, reported a bill reduoii g letter postage to two cents, which was referred to ibe proper couimtttee. . SENATE. December 9. Petitions of dealers and manufacturers of tobacco for a rebate equal to any reduction In the Ux were pre- SMiited by Messta. Mul, M'.Iki- and Kdmuuds. Mr. Vance, or Noith Larolloa f nnre d a resolu tion directing the Secretary of the Treasury to furnish a detailed statement showing tbe est of collecting the internal revenue in each dis trict, tbe number of employes In each district, and tba percentage of cost upon tbe sum col lected lu each district. Tbe resolution was agreed to. Tbe political assessment reaolu tu n of jir. Beck was taken up, lu author claiming that be hid proof so strong of out rages Inflict! apou government employes ibat the system of political ai-setwrnents would be made odious to thoee even wbo wsre now Its wsrmest friends, lie claims to te uble to show that parties huve beeu ou-ted from their placer whoso failure to contilbute wn due to absolute lnab llty, and that la some Instances those wbo did pay were furUhed tbe means by Democratic friends. Mr. Hale of Maine, offrtet this by reading a circular calling a meeting of the liquor dealers of Dayton. Ohio, to aid to defeating the "fanatics and prohibi tionists" nod asked the Investigating commit tee to ascertain how much money had been collected by tbe Democratic committee Iroin liquor dealers lu New Yoik. Mr. Hawley of Connecticut, introduced a bill, which was referred to tbe committee on civil service re. form preventing officers of th United Sta'es from collecting subscriptions from each other, the first section of which provides tbat Po member or member elect cf either House of Congress, or employes of either House, and no executive, judielt), military or naval officer of the Untited States, and no clerk or em ploye of any department or any brincu or hurenu of either service, shall directly or Indi rectly solicit or receive, or be in any manner coucerned to soliciting or receiving any as seeemeut, subscription or contribution for any political purpose whatever, from any officer or employe of tbe United States, or from any person receiving any compensation fiom moneys derived fom the treasury of the United States. Tbe icouJ section provides thatary person violating this law skull be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and ahull, on conviction, be punished by a fine not exceed ing $0,000, or imprisonment not exceeding three years, or by such fl. e and Imprisonment both, in the discretion of the court. Tbe bankruptcy bill was taken np. and after much dtscusdon participated In by Messrs. Hoar, Brown ttno Ingulis, tt wan agreed to dispose or the bill MOLday. HOUSE. Mr. Page of California, from the Commute Committee, reported a resolution calling oa the Secretary of War for information as to whether the money apt roprluted by tbe last Rirr and Hrrbor bin was appropriated for woiks or objects not of tcttm stto commerce and navigation, and if so, requesting that spe motions re lurotshed. Several amend maul. Bi.i ntf.puH Ia thl .j.-kliih.n cn.t A interesting and excltiug debtte, la wblch personal invectives were freely used, ensued. Tbe discusilou ended amid great uolne and roufu'ion. A bill to Improve the civil eivlce W4s reported by Mr- Ka-son. and ordered printed. I be bill autboriz ng tbe United States toiecttrytbe title to tbe rolttiary poet at m Pao, lexis, wan passed. Mr. McCoid of Iowa iatrooi c'd a bill to regulate lour state crmojerce, air. Morse or Massachusetts, one tn import free of duties, t-ooks printed for the use of the tiled, tioth of whic'a were referred. Consideration of the Consular and Diplomatic appropriation bill was resumed. Mr. Page's reeoluilon concernlog tbe River and Harber bill was finally kdopted. ADDITIONAL NEWS. MARSHAL HKNSl'S SCOCESSOB. Clayton McMicbnl, editor and pro prietor ef the Puil tdrlpuia North Americaii, has beea uppoiatrd to the place made v icatit by the removal of Marshal Henry. B DT ENA1CHBRS. Five persons bave been arrested in Philadelphia reontiy for stealing Uxlles from cemeteriee, aud selling tbem to medical col- legt-e. KSLIjOOO VICTOhlOUS. Gov. McEnery biia given Kellogg an election certificate, over Ackleo, from ibe third district of Loaisi.ina. KAEEIAOE IN DTAH. In a report to the secretary of the Interior tbe Utah commission strongly recommend tbat a marriage law be enabled by congress ss an auxiliary in tbe suppression of polygamy. It Is chimed that the territorial law giving women tbe right or suffrage is an hindrance te a solution of tbe question ard 'bonld be annnlied. Tbe law denying polyg tmists the rlgbt of suffrage has wot ked successfully, sod its strict enforcemen will do much toward tbe extinction of tbeevi against which It Is directed. Ia couclu-don the report says: ''If, however, the next ses sion of the legtslatlve assembly elected under act of congress, shall fail to respond to tbe will of the nation, congress should bave do hs tatlon In using extraordinary measures to compel tbe people of this territory to obey the laws of the land." VHS. SLATBACK'S WAT. Mrs. Slayback of St. Louis, has brought suit for 130,000 damages against Editor Cockerell for tbe murder of ber bus- band. THE TBANSIT. Observations of the transit of Venus were taken at every station ia the known world. Reports of the transit at present are very conflicting. At some of tbe stations the observations were not satisfactory, for the reason that tbe first contact was lostbesause of tbe clouds, wbile others wbo depended upon the last Contact were disappointed for the same reason. Astronomers at Qaebec were tbe most disappointed, having only a 15 minutes view. On tbe whole, however, scientists are well satisfied. Photographs were made at all point, 183 being taken at Cedar Keys. Ibe vexed questlan as to whether Venus has a moon was definitely settled, as tronomers claiming that If there bad been a satellite it would have followed the planet la the transit, and nothing of the kind was v!si ble. ANXIOUS. Much anxiety is felt throughout the country about the settlement of the presiden tial suocesflnn, and It Is probable that an'extra seseioo of the 48tb congress will be called to provide for an emergency la case tbe Pre-l-dett should die or become incapacitated. COLOBED PEOPLE INDIGNANT. The colored people of Philadelphia are in a high pitch of excitement over the several arraet made within a few days for body snatching from the colored people's cemetery. Indignation meetings bave been held aad razors aad revolvers CourUhsd, while a cry for vengeance wan over aad over again repeated. THE COLD WAVE. The cold wave is reported from many p rint on b no sides of the Atlantic. At different plsoes the theimimetier has ranged from IS degrees above to 21 degrees below zero. STEEL WOEEEBS. It is stated upon authority that the conference between the BtMiemsr steel manu facturers of Chicigo and thir employes, which Vas to havs tiken place this week, bas bean indefinitely postponed. It is believed this pos'p memeat is tb resalt of a determin ation oa tbe ptrt of mimfactarers to suspend operations after J snutryl uatll the r port of tbe tariff eommlssloa hs omi ajlel upon. AN ACCIDENT. An accident occurred oa the N. Y. Central railroad near Memphis, la wblch two stock trains collided, aad were rta.sl.ed Into a betp. A f wt express going west then smash ed into tbe shattered cars. Considerable live stoci wm klllerl, aid th d.iiuige to railroad property was very great. No lives were lost. REINSTATED. rollock, the Indian agent who was suspended a short t on ago for alleged Irreg ularities, has beea reinstated. STILL ON THE B AID. ' Chicago police still continue, their raid on tbe gambling bouses of that city. They do not con fine their labors to the night season, tbe unusual scene of a daylight "pull being witnessed there receutly. ASAN1TABT KIPOKT. . In the months intervening between June and October last over 25,000 immigrants were examined by tbe United States Inspectors as to their sanitary condition. A f AVOBABLX BEPOBT. The senate committee on military affairs bave decided to report favorably the en tire list of army nominations recently made to it A GENEKOUS RIVAL. In the case of Manning vs. Chalmers contestants from tbe "shoe-string'' district of Mississippi, Manning will yield to his oppo nent and afterward conUst the election oa the ground of tbe illegal use of money in tbe cain- palgn and at the polls. BOINED. The.celebrated paintings of "Land ing of the Pilgrims" and "Marriage of "Poca hontas" la the rotunda of the capital building were completely ruined at the time of tbe Garfield fair. The cost of the paintings was 410,000 each, and con gi ess will probably be asked for an appropriation to make good tbe K.ss. as tbe filr was financially a failure. DEATH IN A TUNNEL. In a tunnel near Hinton, West Va., a few days since, two trains collided, killing three persons and seriously injuring five others. THET FEEL BADLT. Members of the commerce committee are very much aggrieved over tbe views ex pressed by tbe President respecting; tbe last river and harbor bill. Some members go so far as to say they will prepare a bill tbls year, tbe resommendatlon of tbe President to tbe contrary notwithstanding. VEST INDCSTBIOUS. For the first time in twenty years both Houses of Congress were in session on the firU Saturday after the first Monday la December, It having beea customary hereto. fore to adjourn from Thursday or Friday till Monday. THE PBOSPEOT. Most of the western members of the House favor a reduction of letter postage to two cents, and sn effort will be made to bave the act begin with the next fiscal year. NOMINATED. Chas. W. Watkins, of Grand Rapids, has been nomicated by tbe I resident to be collect! r of internal revenue fcr the fourth dls. trict of Michigan. Hints for Chmtmas Gifts. "What shall I make for Christmas? is the question that is now heard on all sides, and a few hints for simp.e and easily-made fancv articles may prove of use to our readers. When the geese are killed, be sure and secure all the bo ft, downy feathers, for down pillows are one of fashion's newest laucies, and they ai e certainly delightful for sofas and large easy chairs. The pil lows are half a yard square, covered with pliable silk or satin merveilleux, and embroidered in dainty designs, or they may be made of the India silk, which comes in exquisite patterns of flowers, almost as beautiful as band, work. If the pillow is to 04 used by an invalid, a case of linen to be drawn on and ell should accompany it, and this may be made quite elaborate by drawing the threads, and working them over with colored linen thread. For a young lady, a chatelaine bag will be an acceptable gift. The shape is usually a square, with three gathers at the top. but it is prettier to round tbe corners, and edge with lace. These bags match the costume with which they are worn, or for evening wear are made in the shape of a triangle or heart of satin or black velvet, and painted or embroidered with bright red strawberries, with butterflies hovering over them. A spray of holly, with its brilliant scarlet berries, would also be pretty. They are suspended from the arm by a colored ribbon, tied in a bow at the top. Grandma will appreciate an em broidered velvet case for her specta cles, and a tasty autumn-leaf pen-wiper may be make of four shades of cloth red, brown, or gold, and olive. Cut one of each color, but of different sizes, into the form of a maple leaf for which natural leaves will serve as patterns and vein with silk, the red with green, olive with scarlet, gold with brown, and brown with yellow. Arrange them in a spray, overlapping each other, with two medium-sized ones in tbe center, and a small one at the top. Back with a piece of the olive cloth, and put in two bits of chamois skin for the wiper, fastening all together with a bow of cardinal and old gold-colored ribbon. A pretty design for a wall-pocket is a pair of bellows. The shape of the bellows should be cut out of thin wood or pasteboard, and covered with cre tonne, satin, or plush, as may be desir ed. Three-cornered pieces of silk are fitted in the sides, and the nozzle is formed of a graduated roll of paste board, covered with gilt-paper. The front may be decorated in any way that fancy dictates. American Agri' culturist. It is said that a pile was drawn up in a sound state, which had been a part of a bridge on the Danube, aDd had remained under water 15000 years. Look for It, We will commence publishing a very interesting serial story in these columns next issue, and have no doubt our read ers will pass many a pleasant hour dur ing the long winter evenings in reading it. It will be entitled 'Ruth's Ro mance." Wfaeat-Ne. I, white I 78 TH rtuiir 4 ? s IN (.era 7J 74 Osta 41 4fi lover seeU-si ba I ti .( reel-Hnm. ton -IS '0 ll 11 Mlddim toa ii M wit T ApplM-W bbl S 71 a a ta I'rted Apolea, 1 b Okarnirri- ba ......... M , s &0 is e a , to s m , IT , SO l it) 1 IS nutter Ekks Cheese. Potatoes be Swaet 1'vUtoM bbl... . SlH 10 l It) t 4 I 75 I4 10 410 90 SO 00 ait rs eii to f 00 . I 00 8 OU f tt f M noner-.. Oy t era f eaa ,. Beans picked enptcked... Hay II 00 s to IS TJ 10 to ..... i eo fctraw .., t-erk, tuaaa ranillv , Reef, etrm dm. Weoft-Ueech and Maple. xapla VilOkOTT , Ooel-Emr .. eura - -Cbaautnt SOME DAY. Some day I shall be dead. . Borne day tbia tired bead. With all tbe anxious thou bts It new doth know, Shall be laid low. i bis body, pain-racked, III, Shall He at length, and still. Under tbe clover and the wind seept grass, n or near you pass. That were, Indeed, strange sleep, When even rou might ween. And come, and goeven you unheard of me as Dud or nee. Nay, sweetheart, nay! believe Here Is no cause to grieve. One so wayworn, of trouble so opprest, is giaa oi resu Perchance, when that release Hath wrought l's soell of oeace. O'er this unquiet bean, long vext wita woe. Heart -ease may gro . Wbo loves me will not weep, When that I lie asleeD. Bat rather joy to think such sorrow may nave ena some nay. Harper1 $ Maqaziru. LIFE'S SHADOW. Whatever on earth you see to ad mire is beyond me," Dr. Ogden said emphatically. "I did think, . Carroll, you were made of different stuff from the or dinary run of young men,but it appears you are as big an idiot as the rest of them." And, looking with Dr. Ogden's eyes -indeed, with almost anybody's eves it did seem as if young Carroll Eyting had dune a very foolish thing in de terminedly falling in love with a girl who was only pretty and fascinatirig.but poor and obscure and that, too, when, as the heir and prime favorite of his rich old bachelor uncle, Carroll might nave married in his own rank and society. But, Jesse Morrison was so pretty, it was hardly to be wondered at,' when you looked at the question from the lover's side. So pretty, with a fair dewy complex ion, all cream-and-roses, great, melting black eyes and hair, and a mouth smil ing, and fragrant and saucy, and a fig ure like a Hebe's. "It's too bad, too bad," Dr. Ogden went on, half-scalding himself with hot coffde for supper a breach of good judgment he would bave roundly be rated in a patient "too baa for any thing! . "I did think It would all come to an end, Duthere you come and tell me you are up and-down engaged to her your prospects ruined, your future marred." Carroll laughed pleasantly. "Hardly as bad as that, uncle John, I hope. "My engagement to Jessie promises to be a long one, fcr I have no idea of marrying until I am definitely settled for my life business." "Ruined and blighted, I tell you. Dr. Ggden repeated emphatically. "She is not the style of girl to make a good Wife she s selfish, and valn.and lazy crimps her hair and fools with her toilets, at the expense of your shirt buttons "Rut, uncle John," Carroll inter rupted solemnly, a merry twinkle in his blue eyes, "you forget shirt buttons are not worn now. "Button-holes and studs " "The invention of the demon for shiftless women and careless laund resses,' Dr. Ogden growled. "But that's neither here nor there. "It's the principle of the thing that I am after, although I might argue till I was dumb before I could convince you that you were running your head against a post. "Yes, I think it would take that long and longer," Carroll answered. "I am sorry that you look upon Jes sie as you do, uncle John, but I think, when you know her better, you will change your mind. "Never! "I haven't lived sixty-seven years, and half of them right in people s fam ilies, not to know the genuine article when I see it! "And I tell you, my boy, Jessie Mor rison hasn't the ring of the true metal about her never had, never will have; it ain't in her!" And then Carroll bit his moustache a sure sign that his usually placid tern per was rising. "We will not discuss the subject further, uncle John," he paid, with a quiet, manly dignity that Doctor Ogden felt bound to respect. "Uncle Carxoll is terribly unreason able, and utterly wrong," Carroll said to himself. "The boy is making a consummate fool of himself," uncle John thought regretfully. And for a long month Jessie's name was never mentioned between them. It was at the end of that period of silence, one cold, dull Januaiy day, when there was snow in the air, and Dr. Ogden was driving rapidly through a shabby back street, when a woman ran out from a wretched little house and hailed him, holding her little blanket shawl tightly over her unkempt hair as she stood in the penetrating air. "I have been watching for you the last hour, doctor. "There's a bad case in the house an old womani and a stranger. "You must come in and see her, doc tor." It was a "bad case, "-Dr. Ogden discovered that before he had been five minutes in the doll, comfortless little bedroom where the patient lay. "It's a b.td case," he said to her, in his bluff, honest way, "but there's no reason why we won't pull you through. "Small-pox, I suppose some people would call It, varioloid I say. "But you aren't going todie.mind you, madam. "You're a stranger here, Mrs. Jones tells me. "What's your name?" "I'm a stranger, sir, and I would have stayed where I was if I'd dream ed I was going to be such a dreadful trouble. "Small-pox, yes, my daughter told me she knew it was small-pox. "My name's Morrison, doctor, and I'm from Brighton on a visit to my daughter, whom I haven't seen for five years, but she was afraid " "Morrison P Dr. Ogden repeated, a curious little snap in his voice. "I've heard the name before. "So your daughter wouldn't bave you at her home, eh?" "You couldn't hardly blame her JeBMie'a jounjr, pretty and gay, and girlw is thoughtless, you know. 'Mavbeyou know her Jessie Mor- rlsou, sir, in Uewling & Donaldson's dry goods' store ?" Dr. Ogden a eyes twinkled oddly aa he buttoned up his overcoat. "I ve heard of her, he said. "And you haven't seen her for five years?" "Not until a couple of days ago, sir "You see, I can't get away being in service very often, but I'd heard Jes sie was going to be married to as fine a young gentleman as there was in the world, and I craved so to see her and talk it over with her. "She always was high-minded, ambl- ious, Jessie was, and 1 wasn't surpris ed when I heard it; and, of course, I couldn't blame her for not letting me stay with Her a few days, when she found I was ill with such symptoms." "Well, don t agree with you," he an swered. 'Your daughter was bound to take care of you; you wouldn't have turned ber out of your home if she bad brought a pestilence with her. "I don't admire your daughter over and above, madam a girl who would allow her old mother to live out at ser vice, while she is earning fair wages and dresses as fine as your daughter does " "Then you've seen her doctor? "You know how pretty and Btylish she is. "I don't mind ita bit, and Mi's. Jones isn't afraid of the disease, for she's had it, nnd her husband, too. "I've got a few dollars saved up, aud I'll give it to her. 'I was going to buy Jessie a coral pin she wants so bad, but she'll have to go without it now." "What a terrible pity," Dr. Ogden said sarcastically. "Now, Mrs. Morrison, I want you to take ) our medicine regularly, and fol low every direction I give you, and in a little while you'll be all right." And then Dr. Ogden bustled away to change hij clothes and fumigate his hair and whiskers before he wtut home. At luncheon that day, Carrol Eyting looked gloomy and depressed, and be fore the meal was over he broke the "month's silence." "I dare say you will object, uncle John, but I would be thankful if you'd go and see Jessie. "She's half ill, and dreadfully nerv ous, having been exposed to small-pox a miserable begging creature from the city forced herself upon her a day or so, ago .who at the time was sicken ed from the scourge herself. "It ii shimeful, positively shameful thai there is such laxity in our health laws h to " Dr. Ogden interrupted the indignant speveh coolly. "There are things more shameful, my boy. "See here, Carroll if I was to get the small-pox would you kick me out, send me to the hospital? "What would you do?" Carroll looked questioningly. "Kick you out! "Send you to the hospital ! "Why uncle John, you don't think me capable of " "That's enough. "Of course you wouldn't. "So you're afraid Miss Morrison's coming down with the small-pox, are you? "1 don't suppose you'd marry her if she turns out pock-marked and scanty haired, and " "I'd marry her ne matter how her beauty was spoiled! "I loved Jessie, not her face," Car roll said hotly. "Then, if her beauty of character was spoiled, her womanhood tarnished by a mean, despicable deed, you'd give her up?" Carroll flushed. "I would but it is an impossibili ty. "Wi i you go and see her, uncle John as my betrothed wife?" And then Dr. Ogden laid down his napkin, and stood up, and looked solemnly at Carroll." "My boy, when I tell you that this morning I was called to see the "miser able beggar from the city who forced herseli" 'upon Miss Jessie Morrison, and learned from her own lips that she was the girl's own mother, inhumanly driven away perhaps to her death by reason of fear and mortification, I do not think you will ask me to visit Jessie Moirison as your 'betrothed wife."' Carroll had sprung to his feet during Dr. OJgen's words, a paleness on his face, an excitement in his manner, born of the very conviction in Dr. Ogden's words and mien. "Uncle John! "It is impossible impossible!" he cried hoarsely. But before twenty-four hours had passed he knew it was not only possi ble but true. "You were right, uncle Jolm," he said sadly, "the girl I loved was spuri ous metal. "She was not worthy to be your niece." And when Dr. Ogden shook him sympathizingly by the hand, he did as much as say , "I told you so!" Jessie Morrison did not have the small-pox, but she lost her lovei, Just as she richly deserved to lose him, and will repent bitterly her inhumanity as long as she lives. Old Mrs. Morrison recovered in Heaven's providence, and under Dr. Ogden's skiled care but it was not to return to the hard work of years, for touched with deep pity, Dr. Ogden and Carroll secured her a position aa matron in a children's asylum where her life is declining peacefully amid congenial, well performed duties. Ani Carroll Eyting will never mar ry, to Dr. Ogden's secret delight yet a delight strangely mingled with re gret at the young fellow's quiet sad ness, and indignation that such a fflrl could have shadowed so noble a life. Oddplate sold a stove to Dairyman on the statement of Shekels that D's word was as good as his bond. Pay ment not being made at time agreed upon, Oddplate accosted Shekels with the question: "Didn't you tell me Dairyman's word was as good as his bend?" "Yes, but you did not ask me how much his bond was worth."