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J. A. Menzies, Editor ami Manager. BROCKWAY CENTRE, - MICH. FASHION NOTES. Solid dark colors aro most favored for children's hosiery. Judeo and electric blue aro tho new est fashionable colors. Feutre-velours, or velvet finished felt, will be tho fashionable novelty in hats during the coming season. Uluo in all its shades and variations, from tho palest ciol to tho deepest ma rine blue, is the fashionable color. Birds of every description are used to decorate mulls. Duplicates of those selected for the muff are generally worn on the hat or bonnet which accompa nies it. Some of these ornithological effigies are too largo for good taste. For outside wraps plain velvet is very fashionable, worn both for large and small confections; and many redingotes and long saequos are being made of it by principal modistes. Tho trimmings aro of fur or of jet pendants, and ex ceedingly wide passementerie bands. There Is nothing new to signalize in tho wav of lingerie, hosiery or gloves. Kid slippers aro cut very low.and where tho stockings aro embroidered the mules or sandals are plain, and vice versa. With evening dress the color of the stockings must invariably match that of tho toilet worn. For house wear, black or fawn-colored stockings embroidered with cardinal, or thoso of solid cardinal, aro tho height of fashion. Very handsome visjting dresses are shown, having a bodice cut in jersey shape and made of colored velvet. This fastens to a box-pleated skirt of moire or satin, tho joiuing of bodice and skirt being concealed by a scarf drapery of the same. A black velvet jersey fasten ed to a black satin skirt is very elegant, so also is ono of dark myrtle green, with gold and green satin in wide stripes laid in pleats for the fekirt, and plain green satin for the drapery. In laving the kilts 1 he gold stripes, of course, fro underneath. A costume of this kind, included in a bridal outfit, has tho dark green velvet bodice trim mod with tiny arabesques in very lino gold braid. Cashmere shawls aro now cut up into princess cloaks and French redingotes, to be worn over a velvet skirt, either black, brown, green, or some other color which harmonizes with that of the cashmere. This, to many people, seems an act of wicked extravagance, but a shawl in these days of clinging garments and drapings, which follow the outlines of tho ligure, is at best an unsatisfactory ami cumbersome wrap, even upon a Frenchwoman, who alone knows how to put it on with grace; therefore it would seem better to utilize the fabric by transforming it into a gar ment which will be a thing of beauty and a joy for just the same long num ber of years in a graceful as in an un graeefal shape, and much less liable to be corrupted by the moths as if, in tho shawl shape, it were laid away until the wheel of fashion shall bring" bungling styles into vogue again. A Possible Country. Portland Standard. Alaska has been set down as nearly a worthless country, yet it has already re turned nearly a quarter of the original cost in rents' of the seal fishery. Re cently samples of an extraordinary yield of potatoes have been furnished, prov ing that tho country is not worthless. Tnc extraordinary yield of potatoes in southern Alaska is evidenco that the country will produce other crcps, espe cially oats, rye, flax, and probably bar ley. In short, it will produce about as great a variety as in the northern part of Maine. Not only will Alaska produce potatoes, oats, peas, cabbages and a g.-cut variety of vegetables, but wc have found out that it is the cranberry field of the northwest coast. The best cran berries of the world grow there now, and there can hardly bo a limit to the busi ness. Already shipments have been made. Tne Alaska cranberry is coming to the front. Chicago beef may be pressed into Atlantic cities; but tho Alaska cranberry will be first used to supply California, then it will bo pushed into the interior, and it will iinally reach tne Atlantic States. Tho climate, soil and all other conditions aro suitable to tho growth of this fruit. It is already growing there in a wild state. Now, a country where tho sea and rivers abound in the choicest fish, and where game is so abundant that aeon siderable population can be supported on ineso articles, is not a poor country bv anv means. We refer now to south ern Alaska to a country which is larger than California, and which ought, at least, to havo the advantage of a terri torial government. Probably no coun try has been more misrepresented as to resources than Alaska. Little bv little we are finding out tho extent of natural resources. No account has yet been taken of tho immense wealth of timber, and very little of tho minerals which are known to exist. It is a country that will keep. It ought, however, to be treated decently. Meu who go there ought to navo some protection ior tne aim pro perty. It might as well bo an accepted iact now, in puo 01 nil misrepresenta tions, that Alaska is rich in natural re sourees that it ought to have a terri torial organization, or at least courts which can administer justice in a decent way. Potatoes and cranberries tho best in tho world, and salmon bo abundant that they can bo pitchforked out of streams, and yet a considerable number oi newspaper men and politicians are continually asserting that the country is good for nothing! POISOSINO FROM RED STOCKINGS. Dr. J. Woodland writes to tho Lancet that, having had his attention directed o several cases of great irritation of tho feet and legs, causing small pustules to arise and tho skin to subsequently ex foliate, and- suspicion being fastened llpon red stockings which tho patients wore, ho carefully analyzed them. Ho found a tin salt which Is used m a mor dtnt in fixing tho dye. He succeeded in obtaining as mucfi as 22 3 grains of this metal m the form of tho dioxide, and as each time tho articles aro washed the tin salt is reudcred more caily sol uble, tho acid excretions from tho feet attack tho tin oxide, thus forming an ir ritating fluid. About another deacon: The deacon's son was telling tho minister about the bees stinging his pa, ami tho minister inquired: "Stung your pa, did thcyP Well, what did our pa say?1 "Slip this way a moment," said the boy, "I'd rather whisper it to you." mici-iig-ajst. STATU XE II S. Thero aro 375 boys in reform school, Lousing: 7. more than Us "capacity." Iron Mountain, Meuominco county, becomes a presidential postofllce Jan. 1. Cassopolis high school scholars chip ped In "J ti5 lor shoes for poor classmates. Albert Van Dyke, Paw Paw, killed a golden eagle nuosurlug ? feet from tip to Up. Three young men of Berlin, Monroe county, named Shincvarc, Reiln-rtsaud Rcaume, went to ttiu plnei W a few weeks ago, but didn't like the busiue ss. They returned a lew days go, a 1 blek with tho pleurisy, au.l all have luce died. A second attempt has been made to bura the Hudson uulon school building. Freight trains Nos. 75 and CO, on tho Loku Shore & Michigan Southern railroad, col lided at Hudson, badly wrecking both engines. Mrs. Wm. Hocr died at Mt. Clemens aged b. veara Her husband, nged PI years, survives her. This aged couple laive lived to gether for tho rcinurkublc period of 63 years, uud Mt. Clemens hu9 been their home since Amos and James Hawkins, the men who robbed nn old man name I Irish last fall, near Bancroft, relieving him of $100 and nearly pounding him to death, were found guilty and sentenced to state prison for 14 years caeh. Morse, a cattle tUlef, got three years. Capt. Amasal). Chapman of Pontiac, who died a few weeks ago, was a fervent admir er of tho free school system, and few men In this state had done morn for It than he. As an earnest of his lute-rest In it he consent ed to act as school assessor for 21 consecutive years. Jair.es D. Parent, sent front Ray coun ty last Mav on a life sentence for murdering Vm. Mich'ie, has Just been released from soli tary confinement, and is a mere shadow of his former self ; his eves are sunken, his features haggard aud worn, his huir almost gray and his weight scarcely 100 pounds appearances indi cating that he will not live three month?. Ceo. R. Murray, nn old resident and well known buslncRi man of Marshall, died at that place recently. The annual meeting of tho executive committee of tho Michigan state sgrlcultural society will be held at the Michigan Exchange, Detroit, commencing on Monday, January 8, lSsJJ, at ft p. in. Ex-Senator Stanton of lonin. received notice within 4ri hours of tho death of three nephews, all living In New Vork Mat". One as a grandson of c-Ciov. Bonck. another was for niiinv yeirs the financial editor of the New York Evening Post, ami the third n manufac turer of jewelry. George Carols, the man who murder ed Thomas Connolly, oi unssnciei. nasgonn rav ing mod. A young woman, raving insane, lias been takeu care of fit Lansing. Her Identity I not known. S mon Merit hew. of Mnron. was found dead in bed one morning not ling ago. Heart dUcosc. Mrs. George W. Goodell, one of tho mrt respected ladles of Coruimu, died recently of lntlanniiution of the lungs. Frank Clark, of Leslie, died at Pana ma reccntlv. Ho had been to Chilli, and M as on his way home when ho was takeu sick. Mrs. Charles Duncombe of Keeler, died reccntlv. She was a lady of excellent character, prominent in all good w-rks and highly esteemed in theeonunuiiiry. Mrs. Dwight Curtis, a well known lady of Charle tie was found dead in ben beside her husband when he arose. In the rr.orniug. She was alvtut 40 veurs old, and It is supposed her death resulted lrom heart disease. Tho contract has been let for building a ten mile sectl-m of the Marquette, Houghton t Ontonagon railroad extension lictwi-e-n Houghton aud L'Anse. The entire 30 miles will probably be ready for service early next laii. The slaughter of the iicliigan pine is being waged with all the modern Improveme nts. One of the (iran I Haven firms operating at Six Lakes not onlv lies a steam log railway, but lights up tho comps, rollwin s, etc., by m ar.s of btreet lamps. The working train on tho narrow guage railroad met with au accident at Lawtou, which threw a snow plow nnd u ear oil the track and upon several of the workmen. Two of the nu n, named Knnpp and Stover badlv hurt, the latter's injuries being jK-rhops fatal. Two others, named Rowley and Wilson were badly bruised. The Monroe fih freezing establish ment put np 10u tons of llsh this season. Joseph Voorhees of Ruchanan, drew a gun toward him bv the muzzle. 15. suit, an ugly hole, through his arm. A Grand Rapids manufacturer has re ceived an order for a thousand pairs of b'.i'i slods to be .icnt to Lcndville. Joseph Rrown, the man charged with stealinc the trotting marc "Minnie," at Battle Cm k,' has been held fur trial in $2,001). A woman at Grand Rapids has sued the local board cf health for having forcibly re moved her lather to the small-pox pest house. Burglars entered the house of Charles Strang of Broueon, and w hen he get out of bed to reinonstrato with them they locked him in hli room and made oil. 'J h t'C(fI!a vey Evans, at Mar engo, una the pot-brtliec In the same buituing, were robbed one night not loDg ago. Every stamp was taken and Eotnu nioucy, the loss be ing about f 100. A lncstlon of Intcrcat. From the L'Anse Sentinel there appears to be something of a hitch In the ofllclal affairs of Baraga county, the eligibility of county clcrk clect O'Connor being In dispute. Tho facts In the case as far as learned at tho present time arc as follows: Mr. O'Connor served a term In the United States navy during the lato civil war, and was honorably discharged therefrom. In tho year ISM he made application to tne cir cuit court of Houghton county to become a citizen of the United States, and upon showing his edseharge and producing other necessary cvideuce wae admitted tncitlzcnshlp in open court, iiunu r.uuj presiemig. .1 nines 11. icr win w as then county clerk. The onlv entry that can be found of the transaction In the court Journal I to the effect that John Cm nors (with several others) was on that day admitted to citizenship. O'Connor has lot hi, papers, and t hequestion arises how cau he estab lish his citizenship If there Is nothing moro to be round upon the records? Another serious '(nest ion connected wilh this is, was he ever properly nataralized? We know of no provis ion of law whereby on employe of the navy department, whether honorably discharged or not, can bo naturalized without having pre viously declared his Intention to become u cltl- ren or tlie Luitcu Mates as in ordinary cacs. The United States statutes provide that "any alien of the ago of 21 years and upwards, who has enlisted or shall ciillst In tho .erodes of the United States, cither the regular or volunteer forces, and has lieen or shall be hereafter hon orably disci. a-ged, may bn admitted to become a citizen of the United States, upon tho peti tion, without any previous declaration of his Intention to beomo a citizen of the United States," etc. From tho olovo It would appear that aliens discharged from the marine forces of the United States aro not accorded the same advantages as thoso discharged from tho army, but whether congress Intended to make such a distinction or whether the courts will recognize It arc questions wc are not prepared to answer. Mr. O'Connor lias cxcrclse-d the rijrhts of a citizen for the past lrt years, and It Is unfor tunate for him that he has not iuiuircd into his right ire this. From the complexion of affairs at tho present time it look as though that quo w arranto proceeding would be commenced soon to teat his right to hold the o"lcc to which he has been elected. A Life Convict Ilnrned to Death. About lO:.) o'clock on tho night ef Wednes day, Dec. 20th, the convicts In to third tier of cells In the cast wing of the Jackson prison smelled Arc, and as thry rSlsed on alarm shrieks were beard Issuing from cell No. C9, occupied by a life man named Isaac Van Aukcn. The guard on duty ascended to the cell as quickly as possi ble, which he found completely filled with smoke, while Ciuncs enveloped tne grated en trance. Owing to the expansion of tho iron door by beat, dlllieulty was experienced In can ing It, "In t wlen It swung back tho tr retch who occupied tuo cell sprang naked through tho flame. Meanwhile his cries of ogony were terrl rlble. for he was belnir literally cot Iked, and as ho shot out upon tb corrhier ho would have j gone over tho railing to the fctouo floor many let t below, had the guard not caught him by the arm ana stayed his headlong spring, lie. was shockingly burned about the face aud all over tne uouy, ami as no was nemg tuiecn to tne Hos pital rcM-atcdly cried, "1 waut to die I I hare bet u a bad mau ; 1 deserve this !" Ho llngen d about J4 hours when death put au end to his jfferlngs. His cell is arched overhead with brick, of which the walls -are also composed, and Is air tight, without a Assure or opening or any kinu anywhere save at the grated door. It resembh au oven, and on this oeeusiou was couvcrte-u into one by the occupaut. He hud piled his bed clothes, his clothing, the cot ou which he slept, a pine box In which he kept his letters, against the door of his cell, then poured the oil of his lamp over the pile aud set it ou fire. Tne miserable crlmlual did tho work out of pure meanness. It Is suld he supposed the biaze would pas out through the door aud not do him any particular injury, for it is thought he lta no intention to make way with hlinseli lu this dreadful manner. But there being no openings in the cell to cause a draft outward, or in any direction, he got the full benefit oi the withering, consuming heat. He had takeu off every article of clothing and piled It on what proved practically his funeral pile. Van Aukcn came from Lenawee county for life on the 30th of July, 1800. His crime was one of demoniacal brutality. In a paroxysm ot rage he cut down his wife and killed her in cold blood with an ax ; then pursuing his son, who ran Into an ad joiuing field to escape him, also killed him with tho gory implement, fresh with his mother's blood. Ho was a surlv. mean, dogged scoundrel about the prison. lie would never do anything as hu was directed, was oi sour and acrid disposition and was considered by the keepers ttt, one of the most dlsngreeabh criminals lu the prison. He was employed in the broom factory. Shorthorn Cnttle-Ilreedcrn. The association of fhort horn cattle brpeders of Michigan, met In the Senate cham ber at Lansing on Thursday eveniDg, December 21. The attendance was large, and was called to order by Win. Ball of Hamburg, In an open lng address replete with practical thoughts up on the subject. He 6poke of the causes that led to the organisation of the society; of tb superiority ol shorthorn cattle for all purposes; of stock brceklnir as a business and tlie trm aim to be kept In view In the work; of the salts of shorthorn cattle during tlie past i j years; 01 the necessity of latter means ol fighting tin dread disease, pleuropneumonia; of the herd book question as settled by the universal adon Honor the one controlled bv the American short-horn breeders' association; of the advls- uMiity of merging this s.tate association into thT- national association; onu other questions of interest. Alter the address the reports 01 the secretary aud treasurer were read, w hen the association ci:gagetl lu an extended discussion dt the subject of cattle disease. On Fitday morning A. A. Clapp of Wlxon, read his continuation or the "History or Niort horn cattle In Michigan;" A. F. Wood of Ma son read a paper ou the subject of '-Pedigrees;" aud then followed a discussion on the points In which shorthorns can be Improved, participated In by Messrs. A. F. Wood, Johnson, Biitterricld, Clapp, Brooks, Curtiss and others. Prof. A. J. I x. A, .-,....1 a .,rv. t. mllL- tr-nr Irrlttun !. a Canadian veterinary turgcon. Prof. Samuel Johnson rend his paper on ' Selection of Short hornr. for Breeding." In the afternoon Secretary I. II. Bntterfield rend a paper on shorthorns at the fat stock shows and one on "Preparing Cattle for Exhi b'.tion ot Fairs" was rend by II. H. Hinds ami discussed by others. The remainder of the afternoon was taken up bv Jo'in Scott of Ne vada, Iowa, president of the Iowa live stock breeders' association, who, after a few compli mentary remarks, spoke at some length on the poptiwntu-s or improvement in the neru. A Clever Forgery. A very clever forgery was most succesf fully perpetrated on the First National Bank of De troit, on the afternoon of Dec. 21. A well- dressed man entered the batik at 1:30 In the afternoon of that day, and preseutcd a check for 1,10. It wns one of the check of Cicorge K. Slstare's Sons, made pa(able to th order ol M. T. Mead, purporting to be Mimed by the llrm name, and u:so that of A. M. Stanton manager. Contrary to the usual custom, tin paving teller did not require the stranger to Ik idcu'.Uhd, tinrc two or three chicks lor small amounts payable to the same order had bed! presented ami found to be genulue, and with out any questions this last check was paid, tht stranger endorsed it, OJd went away. The fore -rv w as so well executed that one of tin clerks of the firm above named pronounced it genuine; shortly alter he returned to the back and rcqnest d to see the check again, and after some moments pronounced lta lorgery. Ju vestlgatlon showed that such was indeed the case. No6Uchpacr had been Issutd bv tin tir:n. The man uud gone, ami no clue could b found as to his whercdliouls. The check pre sented was in uii respects a copy or the litho graphed form used by George K. Sistare'sSons. and the w riting was so pcrfc'ct that the clerk did not reeogulze the forgery 01 ids own pen manship. Some two weeks ago the firm whost name was forged purchased small amounts ol bonds giving their cheeks for the 8 line. In this manner, H is supposed, the forms wen secured lor the purpose of duplicating, and tin result sho ' rd that it was wetland skillfully done. Ditroit is only one of other titles which nave, sutured in me same way, tne same game iiavmg i-cen worKou in uuumo and Cleveland .Tllchlgan Crop ICeport. Crop reports have been received at the office of secretary of 6tatc at Lansing from TOO cor respondents, representing COl townships. Of these returns 42 were from southern tiers of counUes. The condition of wheat December 1, is estimated at fit per cent, compared with the vitality and growth of overage years, and at 90 per ccut. of condition of December 1, 1SS1. lie ports hac been received of the quantity ol w heat tnaikttcd by farmers during the month 01 isoveintvr at MS elevators aud mills. Ol these 2-l i ure. In the southern four tiers ot coun tics, which is About one-half of the whole mini b-r of elevators and mills lu these counties The total number of bushels reported marketed Is 1,323,121'of which 20i,U?2 bushels were market ed In the first or southern tier of counties: 470, 1M bushels in the second tier; 215,?JD buslK-ls in the third tier; H00.400 bushels In the fourth J tier, and 127,0tW bushels in the counties north I of the southern four tiers. At 31 elevators and mills, or 11 per cent of the whole number from wheat marketed during the month. The total number of bushels reported marketed thus far mis season is a,o.w,N.i. The Governor's NtafT. Governor-elect Begolc has mad the follow lng appointments of members of his personal staff: F.dwln F. Conely of Detroit, James C, Cummlngs of Holly, U. F. IT11I of Kalamazoo and S. W. Fowler of Manistee, aides-de-camp with the rank of colonel ; James J. Atkinson el Detroit Is made Judsro advocate with tho rank of major. The principal duties devolving upon thepc gentlemen will bo to purchase swords and lelts, broad-brimmed hats with gold lace tassels, and present themselves for attendance lit the governor' receptions, militia encamp ments, etc. sir. lonely is tne superintendent of police of Detroit, Cummlngs is a resident ol Holly. Mr. Hill Is a well-known attorney ot Ka!amazoe, Fowler 19 an editor and Atkinson a lawyer. How many people would bo muto if the' were forbidelen to apeak well of themselves nnel evil ot others. DETJtOTT MARKETS. Wheat No. 1 white.... Flour Corn. Oats , Clover Seed. V bu Apples, V bbl Dried Apples, lb CranlK-rrles, t bu Butter, lb (W (2 XT 2.-1 f 60 (5 2 IN 75 60 40 73 73 2-S 2 UK It Vili H IS ft) 1H 4.") tt) 00 00 7." 60 60 00 00 00 60 60 75 .. 3 nM I 60 ' A 3 20 .h 25 4 10 Ob 13 Ob 13 9 13 14Jf$ rr Oji 17 Oh Dressed Chickens Dressed Turkeys Geese Ducks Choosi Potatoes, t bu 1 loncy Beans, picked Xi (62 M (i 1 00 ,M 60 Odd 60 (WdS 00 OX 19 00 (hli 7 8 8 25 3 6 0 5Q (30 lu-ans. unpicked Hay Straw Pork, mess rork, family Beef, enra mess Wood. Beech and Manlo. Wood, Map'.e , Wood, Hickory Coal, A Coal, Stovo Coal, Ch(tnut 0 THE NEWS. OT llt.lt LAWS. The importation of tho Irish World in . reland has txen prohibited. Franco rcfuHcu to accept tho Presiden cy of the Egyptian debt commission. The German crovernment aro seeking to convert th present direct tax on whisky and tobacco into an indirect tax. Tho Sultan denies ail rumors of dis sensions lu his governnu ut and is confident of his ability to suppress corrupt lou aud restore prosperity, justice and order. A letter has been received at the home ofllce, London, signed Kory Hills, threatening to burn the government olllccs a. a retribution for the cxecutlou of the three meu iu Galway, for the Joyce lainily murder. Tin police lurce and all government ouiclais have oeeu doubled. The changes in tho liritish cabinet are now completed. 1 no roiiowlug Having taken oath beh re t queen; Lord Derby, Secretary ol State foi Col viies;Lord Klmbcrley, Sccrctar o; state iori.uia; uwiuartiugton, secretary 01 State for War; Hlgut Hou. Hugh C. Chllders, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Dispatches from Madagascar confirm the report that, the natives are hostile toward turoiieans. Military preparations in Russia are regarded with a seriousness which they do not deserve. The ellle.al Journal, published lu Berlin, says the public cannot be too cautlout rcspcetlng the ilcgree tf confldeneo to be at tached to such news. Pnrnell, in a speech at Cork, said he would always oppose any attempt mado bj tin government to laud emigrants on the shores ol America in a penniless condition, and main tained that if Luglaud desired to promote eml irrutlonof IrUhnun, they should be provided with homes and the means to raise a crop the lirst year of their residence, lie advocates the settlement of the vast tracts of grazing lands in Ireland. There was n -reason why they should not be peopled, having once served as a home for them in time of famine. Nearly all of the German newspapers have expressed their approval of the Austro German alliance. Arabi's allowance has been fixed al between $1,500 ami f .',600 per annum. Ill wife will Join him In CVylon. Gambetta's condition is a matter ol serious concern. He has again been confined to his bed, and Is suffering greatly with lntestl ual trouble. Tho move prosperous of the Irish farmers havo lcen Informed that if they do not Join the new national league movement they will have the lull force of the agitation directed against them. Westgate, who was recently returned from Jamaica on a self-confessed charge of complicity In the Phoenix Park murders, has been formally charged with the same and re-mandi-d for trial. In tho chamber of deputies nt Home, during the debate on the parliamentary oath bill Introduced by tho deputies, the President announced bis disapproval of the measure aud his intention to withhold his support. The Archbishopric of Canterbury has been offered to Edward White Benson.'D.D., Bishop of Truro. Ex-Empress Eugenie has conveyed to the city or Marseilles the park and castle, re cently Ir. litigation, and which thecourt decreed belonged to Tier. Mr. Chamberlain, President of the London board of trade, said recently that Eng laud had great legitimate Interests In Egypt which should lc carelully guarded by the estab lishment of institutions leading toward self government, but that a protectorate or annexa tion would be very disastrous. The North German Gazette, referring to an article recently published on the relations between Germany and Uustia, says the recent visit of De tilers," the Russian foreign minister, to Varzln was hailed with great satisfaction, and that the cordiality of bis reception was 0 natural expreflon ot the pleaslug relations le tween the German and Bussbn eabluets, as well as indicating t lie personal relations K-tween Bismarck ami De filers. The Secretary of the Irish immigra tion fund appeals for aid to enable the dMrva vl Wanders to emigrate. A pastnger traiu was stopped and robbed by an armed band in Italy. Rewards are oflcretl for the apprehension of the robbers. 1 Tho North German Gazette, referring to Prussia's military preparations, says: The measures are eltfcmive. Ntt)cely can regard thero as slnlfing preparathrti for immediately impending wars. Kaiser William is well nrjain. The parliamentary oath bill has been unanimously adopted by the chamber kof depu ties at Home. The lirst part of the British military force to reinstate Cctcwayo on bis throne has started for Zuzuland. Uiggar, member of Parliament, is to be pronecnted for publicly denouncing Earl speueer. Lord Lieutenant ef irclttud, as a blood-thirsty peer. Arrangements aro being mado in Lon don for the creation of a miuistry of agricul ture, with Mr. Ciiamberlaln, now president of the toard ot trade, as lirst minister. The North German Gazette depre cates belligerent editorials and reports, and says that the relations ot Germany with Austria as well as with Russia rests upon the historical and political positions of the three empires, and personal leellngs of the monars caunot ic uitturDe d oy newspape r discussions. CHIME. John Schpengler, of Haiti moro, shot ms wuc wniie she was lying in bed with her in lant child, and then killed himself. Geo. J. Rice.of Elmira.N. Y., president of the Utica, Ithaca and Elmira railroad has been arrested on a charge of forgery. There Is a discrepancy of nearly 100,000 in Lis ae couuts. Geo. J. Ilice, ex-president of the Ut lea, Ithaca and Elmtra railroad, has waived examination, and awaits In the Toombs of New i trk the action of the grand Jury. Tho two medical students nnd their coloreel assistants, who were arrested Rich mond, Va., while attempting to ro 1 ares hove been sentenced to six months' In. ment each. Tho City bank of Rochester, N. Y., rated the tliird.strongcst in the city, has been obliged to close Its door 1 through the use of ftu,uuiioi iunds used y tno iresident, u. K. Upton, to carry on o. speculations. Until about a month ago l auk was considered perfectly strong. S 1m et-ks ago there was a heavy fall In the prices of oil, and he took money to carry this. Upon learning that checks of the city bank had been thrown out by tho American Exchange bank of New Vork, an investigation was commenced, and every- ining was lounu in aire contusion. 1 pton was asked to make a statement, and ho finally said he owed about $20.01)0, and had property valued at 150,000, 8 ud agreed to secure this to tho bank. Efforts were made by the directors to raise money to conttuue the hank, but when the real truth was learned that Upton owed f.ro,uoo, an attempts to rontlnuo wero oban doned. Upton has turned over to the bank property to the value of $50,000. Tho Western New Yerk Episcopal dioccso loses heavily. Upton was its treasurer and its funds wero In the bank. Paul Ruhl. a letter carrier of Chicago, has been arrested upon a charge of rifling let ters, lie has made a run coniession. XATIOXAL VAVITAU Senator Vorhecs of Indiana has sub mitted to the Senate a national library bill. Tho returns of tho department of agri cultnre show a total yield of com of 1,625,000,000 lor the entire country. Gen. Sherman will give up activo command of the army next fall, and will bo succeeded ny ucn. fcjeridaa. Clerks In tho different departments are anxious over the unearthing of an old law requiring them to work eight hours per day in winter and ten hours in summer. Tho Secretary of tho Treasury has de cided that a Chinaman living In this country can not nrlng into the United States, under the Chi nese restriction act. a wife he intends to marry. though if alrcaely married, his present wile could come. A firo occurred in tho law oQIco of U. D. Merrick, Washington, pi Incl pal counsel for th govct nmcnt In .ho star route cases. It was undoubted); tho work of Incendiaries for the purpose o! destroying important papers nearing on tne case, know u to do mere. Tho House committee on annronria- tions have complotod the army bill, u appro priatcs 123,000,000. this amount being 1,000, otHJ less than for the current year. Tho ways and means committeo on the tariff commission report made steel ingots gun material, etc., valued at 2Jy cents per (M.und or less, 2 ccut per pound; valued ubovu 114 ce-uts and not above U cents per pouud, cents per pound. A decision has been rendered in tho political assessment easo of Newton Martin Curtis brought from tho southern district of New Vork ou a petit lou for a habeas corpu?, sUxtalulug the coinmltme-ut of Curtis, and re mandiug him to the custody of the southern district of New York. Tho supremo court has rendered a decision in the case of John Sti cl, et al., against the St. Louis smelting aud rcliulng company .or the possession ol the title to certain iauds in the city of Leadvllle, Col., in favor of the St. Louis company. This opinion is decisive of 2-1 others in v inch the same questions arc lu volved. The Senate linanco committee will not bo ready to report the tariff bill before the middle cf January. Secretary Lincoln has sent a com munication to the Senate declaring that hn cannot dispense with the service of any of his clerks without detriment to tho public service. The Mexican service bill as agreed upon by the House pension committee gives $ S ir r mouth to soldiers of the Mexican, Black llawk and Florida wars who served not less than ISO days, aud also to the widows of the same. Jeif Davis, alone, is debarred. In tho discussion on the Indian appro priation bill, In speaking of the education of the Indians, Senator Piumb said: "The true plan would be to teach them the arts and em ployments or civilized life, and then let them go out and be absorbed In the community, in stead of sending them back to the reservations, where there Is 110 useful occupation for them, a id where their common school education is of no account." Maryland and West Virginia Seaators are making efforts to prevent the proposed re duction ol duty on bituminous coal. From tho debate in tho Senate on tho bill to extend the time for the withdrawal of .-nirits In bonded warehouses, it was learned the country has enough whiskey manufactured to last the entire popu at ion five years. Ex-Captain Hopkins, who was recent- 'y court-martialed and dlMnlsscel for deserting uln post at Pciitacola navy yards during the yellow fever epidemic, has petitioned congress ior re-instatemeut on the ground of alleged in justice done uim ny ti.e court martial. Candidates for the speakership of the next national house of representatives arc coming to the front. The candidates already named arc Randall of Pennsylvania, Carlisle of Kentucky, Blackburn of Kentucky, and Springer of Illinois. The Presidential mansion has been thrown open to the public foi the first time since last August. Die first public ree-eption will be given on New Vears elav. Much pleas ure and satisfaction Is expresed by all with the Improvements made In the re-furnishing and fixing up of the house. The Supreme court has adjourned un til Jan. 3. The celebrated Rothschild tobacco case Is now before the Secretary of the Treas ury. The agricultural appropriation bill which passed the Senate appropriates 25,000 less than tlie inr tne. The report of the collectorof customs at Sitka, Alaskj, has lern laid before the House, justlt vinir the shelling of an Indian village by the revenue steamer Corwln. ' Olmste a 1 confirmation. a commi sloner of tho District cf Columbia is stronsilv objected to by certain senators, oud the matter is to re considered ly a surj-corniuittcc. JSecrctarv Chandler lias received a tcleeram from Minister Hunt at St. Petersburg, stating that the removal of the bodies of In- Long and men is Impracticable at this time. Whisky men throughout the country arc anxious that Immediate action bo taken rm the bonded whi-key bill, and telegrams to this effect are being received by Senatorsand Repre sentative!. Speeches have ended and evidence is now being taken m the star route trir.1. The famous Indian chief Red Cloud aud his Interpreter have arrived In Washington. 1 lie efforts el the reporters to obtain an Inter view were futile. The Secretary of War has granted the request of French scientist who observed the transit of Venus at Fort Brook, Florida, for renlslon to erect a brass tablet at that fort In commemoration of ih-ir visit. An effort is being mado bv the Mich igan Senators and Representative s to persuade the ways and means committee to approve the levy ol'a sieitlc duty en Spanish ore Imported into tins country in jimice 10 itic copper inter ests of Northern Michigan. A bill is now before the Senate to compel railroad companies to ray taxe s on certain lan'Js cranted bv the governmeut, un der pain of forfeiture. The lauds involved in due 15.(0 ),0 0 acre s in Ka isns, Nebrr.s!;a Colorah, Ca. Hernia, Wyoming, Uuh and Ne vada, An association of American econ omists las be-cn formed in Washington with the Hem. Wm. Lawrence as prvside-nt. The object i announced to be 'the gathering of facts ano statistics bearing upon industry, commerce and finance and the wide dUsi-mication ol economic knowledge." Considerable inquiry is now being made as to the whereabouts ol Captain Howgate, who relieved the treasury of some hundreds ot thou sands of dollars and left so mytcrious1y. It has been charged that certain txilltlciuns who were friends of the rcne-gade in his palmy day have been using the ir influence to prevent proper search being made for him. This re port having been circulated so wide.y .Mr. Ueitzhoov er of re-nn., has introduced Into the Houe 1 resolution callinc on the Se cretary of War for full information in regard to all measures that have been taKcn for the arrest or Howgate'. c ox a It ESS I OX A u Senate. Dec. 18 Mr. Sherman of Ohio, pre-scnted a substitute for the House bill providing for entry of clstlllcd spirits In ware- nouses e ntitled "An act extending tne time within which spirits he retofore entered In ells tlllery warehouses shall be withdrawn." Mr. Sherman desired Immediate consideration ol the subject, but Mr. Inralls of Kansas objected. as the bill was an Important one, and ought to bo given to the Senate in print. Mr. Pugh of A a Dam a oinred on amendment to the civil service bill, providing that those? holding posi tions now shall 1h eubji-ct to the opcraUou ol the law ; that ofllccrs shall bu appeduted accord ing to the population eif the state and terri t. d ies, and din t-ting tlie heads of departments to-.lvlde the present incumbents of office Into three classes; those who e an be subjected at once to competitive examination without injury to the public service; those who can be cxamtn ed within six months, aud those whose examina tion can be deferred twelve mouths, the otllecrs to lo apportioned geographically, according to the examination without reference to political opinion, and reducing the whole force to the actual need of public fervice. Mr Plumt Kansas asked present emislderatlon of tho bill authorizing the dli-posal of part of Fort Dodge military reservation to actual settlers, but Mr. Conger of Michigan objected. Tho bill to amenel the act to re pep 1 discriminating elutle-s ion goods produced east or Capo of Good Hope fV passcel. Tho Indian appropriation bill c iu. up at this point, and Senator Dawes of Massachusetts, w ho has charge of bill, the made a statement of its provisions in answer to the in qulry of Mr. Beck of Kentucky for information thereon. I ha bill was read, and nearly all the amendments aareed to. During the debate on the t,uc6tlon Mr. Beck said that an appropria tion to ray teachers, blacksmiths, etc upon our reservations was a waste of money, ami ought not to be cucouraged. The bankruptcy bill was reported, with amendments, by Mr. "Hoar of Masoachusetta. The House resolution in re Card to the death of Congressman Orth ef Indiana was laid before the Senate, snd the following Senators appointed to attend tho funeral : Messrs. Harrison, Lapham ond Saun ders. HorsE. The death of Conirressman Orth of Indiana was announced. Mr Butterworth of Ohio offered a resolution, reciting the fact that tho contlnneel offltallon or the internal revenue tax on tobacco was detrimental to trade, and declaring It to be the sense of tho House that in caso the internal revenue laws be amended so as to reduce or abolish the tax on tobacco, pro tection shall bo made by allowing a rebato on stock on band at tho time such law become operative, providing such stock Is stamped and in unbrtke'n packages. Mr. Kclle-y tnnelc the statement thai it was his purposo to relievo trade of agitation at the earliest possible mo- ine-nt. i nu resolution ior a Holiday rccoss was reported back without rcconsiehirutlon. and when put to vote was lost by a vote ol 123 to 105, and Mr. Robeson of New Jersey Introduc ed a resolution, which was passed, imposing a Ann of $50 for each day's absence upon any member absenting himself durlnghollday v eck. The House then adjourned out f ri'spet-i, m the memory o. the late Repn scnta:lvo Orth. J Senate. Dec. lil.Mr. Shernmn of Ohio, presented tho memorial 'of the w estern tract society ol Clucluuatl asking that monthly publications he carried by mall at the same rate as w- ekly. Bill iutresluee-d by Mr. Harris of Tennessee to repeal the lOlh section of the act to prevent the introduction of contagious dis eases in o tho United Slates. The Indian ap propriation bill cuiiic up, and alter an Interest ing discussion was passed. The bill reported by Mr. Sherman of Ohio, exteudiug the time fer the withdrawal of tplrits in bonded ware houses was take n up and thoroughly euuvassed iu an its ue armgs, auu several aim nelmt nts ot tered and laid onlde', when the civil service bill woa called lor, aud Willi this measure before tlie besly the Senate adjourned, tho entire sea bion having be;eu occupied with tho ludian ap propriation oid and Miermau s bill in regurd to bonded spirits. lioL'nic. A bill was introduced limiting the number of liipior suloouslu the district ol Co lumbia to 2ou. The army anpiopriation bill wa reported to the House by Mr. Butte-rworth of Ohio, who will ask for its consideration Im mediately alter thedispeisalof the peisteifllce bill. A numbered request lor leave oi abseuee Acre luld before the House by the speaker. After a warm elebato by a vote of 17 yeas to 10 navs a resolution was adopted for a recess from "De. ?J till Jan. 2. A resolution was rexirted by Mr. Williams of Wisconsin, reciting that, the govern ment ot France were about to establish ut TuuU a JuiHtlid syste m, so that courts in that eenintry will be opened lor tho protect km ol eltizeuu of the United States, aud authorized the President to declare by proclamation that tne right on the part of citizt ns ef tlie United States to claim that extra juripdlctlon within the terri tory ot Tunii had ce ase d, uud would uo longe r bo claimed or exercised. The resolutiou was passed without debate. A numlxr of bills were Introduced, one by Mr. Dt-xe-ndorf ot Virginia to prevent federal olllcers from interfering In the freedom f elections, ami one by Mr. Cossidy of Nevada, to amend the anti-pi)! gamy low, both of which were referred. Mr. Scales ot North Carolina, submitted a resolutiou directing inquiry into the expediency of so nmenellng the internal reven jo laws as to not onlv aU)lld the revenue tax ou tobacco, but also on all L randies mode ol pears, apple s, grape s, and to reeliice the lux em whisky to 3U cents p-r gallon, und to atol ish tlie present cXeiiMve cystcin of collecting t-aid tax. Tlie Hous tlu n went lnt. committee of tlie who:e, with Mr. I a--sldy of Indiana, as chairman, for the discussion eif the pofttolllcc appropriation. An animated argument was in dulged In, but no action was 'akin e,n the measure. Me ssrs. Culkins, Pierce, Steele, Wat son, Davis, UrneTHtid Reese we re announced as escort at tlie burial of Kcpresemtathe Orth, ol Indisna. Senate Dec. 20.-rRilU wero intro duced by Mr. Logan of IIJ., to Increasu the efficiency of the army of the Uulle:d States; by Mr. Saunders to authorize the cemstructlon tit a brlelge across the Missouri, between Council Bluffs and Omaha, the same to he a post roael; and one for the admission of Utah into the Union, oil of which were referre-el. Mr. Coe k rell of Missouri presenteel a petition in relation to a railroad betwecu North and South Ameri ca. The consular and diplomatic appropri ation hill was called up, and several annuel-nn-nts offered, one appropriating $5,000 to en able t he t-xee ut ive to e xteud diplomatic rclat ions with the governments ef Eastern Asia. With out lurthcr dise-ussirn the bill was pastel. The civil service bill was taken up and discussion continued and amendments offered. Mr. Call ol Florida made on argument showing that the bbl wasuuce institutional and Infringed upon the appoiutiug peiwer of the Prcsielent. The reso u lion lor a holiday recess was laid over. A joint resolution was offend by Mr. Hour authorizing the President to ne gotiate with civilized powers fo an iuternatieiual sytte-m by which matters in dispute between different governments may be settled by arbltratltm without recourse to war. After on executive esshm, in which the civil tervice bill was lurther cemsidcTCel, the Senate adjourned. Hocse. Mr. Brown of Ind., made a motion to reconsider the vete permitting retired army otlii'ers to hold civil obiccs in territories, which motion prevailed, ond the motion to postpone was withdrawn. Mr. Townscnd of III., oflcrcd au amendment that when a re tire el army ollicer accepted a territorial olllcc his retired pay be returned to the treasury. A lively debate en sueel, during which Mr. Reagan of Texas, eu- pobcl the lilll os tending to build up a money exl aristocracy. The bill was rinaliy passcel. The "Senate bill to pre vent ond punish counterfeiting notes, bonds, aud other lorelgn se-curitles was report- el buck pud referred to the House calendar. The House acaln went Into committee of the whole to cousider the po!teilice appropriation bill. Various amendments we-re sutimitteel, one by Mr. Mills oi Texas, directing the Post master General to make a thorough Investiga tion iuto the railway mail service of the. I nilcd States, and to report next session of Congress what is the reasonable value ef transportation of mails, and the difference betwecu the cost ot transportation ot freight for private parties ond the cost of transportation of mails. The bill was most thoroughly ellscussed by tho commit tee of tho whole, when It was passed by a veto of lfvJ yeas, navs 21. Mr. Lynch of Miss., of. fcred a resolution making it In order to offer as an amendment to the pension appropriation bill precisions lor an act placing misted color ed persons on the same footing asotlicr saldle-rs us to pensions and bounties to such pe rsons. The resolution was referred. Senate. Dec. 21. Mr. Pendleton of Ohio, presenteel petitions for allowauec of re bate erqual to ony reduction that may be: mode in the tobacco tax, oud Mr. Davis one o.sking lor ttic repe al of all taxes. Mr. Bayard of Del aware, repented a re-solution presiding that whenever the tax shall bo reeluct-d a propor tionate rebate be allowed on the tax paid lor stock on bantL A resolution was offered by Mr. S-iundcrs of Nebraska, declaring that the pre-emptleiu law allowing lands te b? entered lor purchase at $ I. 'M per aero ought t9 be re pealed, and that all government lauds should be purchased fer oe-tual settlement. The reso lution w as referred. The holiday recess ques tion was taken up und elh cursed, when Mr. Garland of Arkansas, offeretd an amendment giving the coiibcnt of the Senate to the House taking a recess, but he did not think tuo Sen ate e-ouid oujourn lor so long, i hi amend ment was re jected, and the oriirtnal resolution providing for a recess from Dec. zi to Jan. 2, was lost, the vote standing ayes 2,", nays ad. Con sideration oi tne civil service mil was then re sumed, Mr. Conger of Michigan opening the discussion in a speech ringing with w it and sound logic. Senator Conge r was followed by Mr. Wlulams of Kentucky, who strongly op pesed the bill as impracticable ami worthless. Ho was in favor of reform, but this bill was a sham, and ho would not vote for it. Cockcrcll of Missouri said 'this bill would not give the Preside nt or heads of departments any more power to reform the servico than they new had. the discussion lasted for some time-, when the agricultural bill was taken up, all amendments agre ed to and the bill passed. HousB. The tobacco tax rebate was the question before tin House, all arguments being lu lavor or a rebate or tux on stock on Land at the time the law Incomes operative. The House went into commit tee tr the whole on the army appropriation bill, the amount of the appropriation being '.J4.fi&l,7M. Mr. Hewitt er New lurk, oeldivsRe-et nlmseir to consideru lion of the provision t a; ior army transports tion land grant roads Widch had received gov ernment aid should only bo allowed compensa tion not exceeding 50 cr cent, ot that put 1 by private parties for the same service. Upon this pnaseorinc question a long debate ensued, partlelpate-d lu by ne arly all present. Decisions of courts and citations from acts were quote-d In support of dlffcre-nt arguments. The debate was closed bj Mr. Robinson from Mass., who won the appi.iuse o :thc House when be said 'there w as somcw hers In every mau au Impulse mat ioiu mm iubi in ucaung wun other people he wonted to deal souarelv. Everv man wanted to feel up to the dignity of llvinir nn 10 a LrKBiu. - - " iiiii was a cTe-nt government, but it would be weak beyond elescrlptle)n when it ceased to do the rlarht and Just thing." A numlM-rof leaves of absence were rautcu ana the House aetjourncd. Senate Dec. 22. A number of nost masters were cocflrmeel, omoDg whm w as Julius Roper, at Ishpcmlng, Mien. Petitions for al lowance of rebate lu case of repeal of the tobac co tax were prese-nicei. .Mr. Morrill or Vermont. offered on ome-nehnent modifying the resolution so as to promise rebate only In caso of failure to pre ample notice oi tnc time when the act to reduce tax shall take tffe-ct. The amendment was finally adopted ihe boneled spirits bill came up, w hen Mr. Morrill offereel an amend ment providing that spirits proeluwl on and after Jan. 1, 1S4, shall be withdrawn in one year from the time they aie entered or deposited in distillery warchousrs. The amendment was lost. The cirll service bill came tip as unfinished business, and was carefully discussed. The most notable event of tho session was the rptcch of Senator M shone, who addressed the Senat in a carefully prepared speech. I he Senator thinks ellrrct accountability of public officers to the people tlie safest guarantee of faithfnl dlschargo of duties. Mahouc'a speech was splccei with sharp retorts by Be-e-k of Ken tucky, and altogether the scene witnessed lu tho Senate was n'othlng short of ecnatlonal. Several amendments to the bill wero offered by others when Mr. Vopbwa proposed on be half of tho Senators opposed to the bill, that it bo taken np tomorrow and disposed of. A rcsolutkm was offered by Mr. Van Wyck of Nebraska, directing an Investigation and report by tho committee ou public lands as to w hether puymeuts should bu made upon contracts made under the eh posit system lor surveys belore such work had be-e-u insH-cte-d by the o Ulcers ereuted lor that purpose. The committee ia given power to send ler pc rsous and all docu ments necessary lora thorough Investigation. HorsR. The resolution providing for the importation, free of duty, ol hooks lor the use ot the blind was reported buck by Mr. Carlisle, of Kentucky. Mr. lllneex kot Ncwr York offered a resolutiou declariui; that on and alter Wednesday, January 3, the hour of meet lug ef the House, Ut 11 a. in., w hich was adopt ed. At this point Mr. Kelle-y made a motion to adjourn lrom tomorrow till edne-sday. The resolution w as voted upon aud tarried. The House then w ent into eoiuinii tee ol the whole on tlie army appropriation bid. The provision oi tne mil ti. ut ail otucers now on the retired list, or w ho may Pert aite r be retired tremi active service, except in the case of the general of the army, shall be horuu on the rolls ol the army, and receive puy uew provided by law as ot tho rank they actually held lu the armv at the date of their retirement, gave rise to considerable discussion, but was Uuully passed over inlorin uliy. Other aine udineuis w ere offered, but no luither butluess of Importance was transacted, uud alter granting leaves of abseuee to 2H the House adjourned, the common understanding being that uo business would be transacte d te- meurow. GEXEt-AL ITEMS. Hon. Godlovo S. Orth died at his home in Lafayette. Ind.. of blood-nolsonlnir suiK-rinduccd by canv-er. He was in his (Kith vear. Samuel J. Tildcn, 2d., anephew of ex Gov. Tildcn, has been appointed old-de-camn on the stall ot (iov.-clect Cleveland of New York. M. DeLesseps has promised that the Panama canal would be opened In 1888. Ily the bursting of a boiler in tho Globe rolling mills at Cincinnati two men were in stantly killed, and ten others seriously injured. The will of Jerome J. Collins, the me-terologist of the Jcannctte expedition has be-e-n tiled. All of his property has he:en given to his mother. The legislature of Idaho has been or ganized for the .business of tbe session. In Lis mesuuge tho governor dealt largely with the evils ol polygamy and the urgeut need lor their suppression. Herr .John Mot, the German agita tor lately imprisoned in England, has arrived in this country. He w as given a most enthusi astic reception in Coope-r Union, and rcspoueled tei the welcome In German. He descrllH?d tbe spread if revolutionary doctrines la Europe, and the Influence they w ere likely to exercise throughout the world, and said that the organ izations there were bo far jierfecte'd as to par ulyze everything. Henry James, Sr., recently died in Boston from anemia of the brain. A severe simck of earthquake oo e-urreel at Dover, Manchester ond other New Hampshire towers re-eently. Col. Edward II. Gratiot, who was pay-master In the rceular armv during the war, died re cently at Plattsville, Is. It i announced that thero will bo no more Sunday work in the mlllsof the Albany & Kenesslear iron aud steel at Trey, N. Y. t An effort is being mado to obtain the pardon of James O'Brien," the self-confessed pe rjurer In the matter of the Morcv letter lor gery. Rosn J. Alexander has been nominat ed by the Democrats of the 17th Ohio district to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Repre sentative Updi-graJf. A conspiracy has been discovered in Philadelphia w hereby the participants were to purchase good, anel after disposing of them announce failure, ond offer to settle at 10 per cent. The case of Mrs. Scoville, recently ad Judged insane by the Chicago court, and grant-e-danew trial, has been stricken from the docket, by mutual agreement of the unhappy couple, w ho, it Is rcpeirtcel, are re-nnite-d. The rumor that Got. Parker would direct the holding of a special election to fill tl e vacancy caused by tho death of Congressman Orth, Is stremcly opposed by leading Repubd cans, as Orth's te rm would expire be-fore the new mcmocr coma De seated. Postmaster General Howo has been officially informed by the Canadian post-office department that on oet has been "assed by tho Deiminlem parliament exempting from postage all newspapers mailed from the otDec of publi cation iu Canaela addresst-d to subscribe rs in the Dominion, and that this exemption has been extende d to newspapers mailed from Canadian edtices to BubscTlU-rs in the Unlte-el States, no tier the terms of the petal convention of 175. Somo statistical fiend has figured Vonderbllt's income to be 9 a second. According to fdntistics the value of tlie; railroads of the United States equals one tenth of the total estimate-el weolthot the country-Tuesday, Jan. 9, has been named by Gov. Porter ef Indiana, as the date for the special elc-e tion for successor to the late Cen grcseman Orth. Gen. Curtis of New York, convicted f collect lng political assessments from ofllce holders, has paid bis fine of 1,000 fine and 6tauds discharged. An association including all brewers in eltie-s w est of Rochester, N. T., has been formed in Chicago. It is re-solved to increase the price of beer nc dollar per barrel alter January. Tho iron manufacturers of the West have been In conference In Pittsburgh. The tariff commission's report was considere d and mauy objections were raised to the proposed rates on scrap, bar and pig iron. A resolution was adopteel urirlnir early action on the report of Congress. A meeting of the committee of the Greenback Labor Tarty has been held in St Louis, Mo., at which earnest consideration w as gtvi n to a re-solution submitted by DeLa Matyr of Indiana, "leioking to the dissolutlem of the Greenback party, the culling of a national con vention of all elements opposed to the Repub lican and Democratic parties, ami the organiza tion of a new party uuder a new name." Tho National Greenback committee at St. Louis decided to keep up the old organ ization. Frauds in tho factory work of Massa chusetts btatc prison ore reported. Investiga tion in progress. Gen. Stone Tasha. late chief of staff of tho Egyptian army, has resigned his com mission and will return to Amertca. A mail car containing mostly news paper mail for Tole-do and Wabash connections wa burned near t chenectady, N. Y., recently For the first time in tho history of this couutry a weraan has taken out naturalization papers. The lady who did this is Mrs. P. 8. Bretklnbridge ol Pittsburgh, Pa. In March, 1880, tho defunct Rochester bank applied for conversion Into a national hank but the application was refused because its business in discount and loans w as so ex. tended. 7 Judge Brown, of New York court has decided that where package of spirits is jiartlal ly drawn alter being stamped, and then filled w 1th water, the mere addition cf water is not frond. One of the most destructive fires that hos visited Buffalo, N. Y., for a long time co cured there on the afternoon of Dec. 21 st. The Masonic temple and Commercial Advertiser building and various other buslne-ss blocks and sten-ks w ere destroyed. The loss at present la estimated at over 300,000. From late reports received at New Tork concernlnz the recent treat are at Klnrs- ton Jamaica, it appears that if there bod been the simplest means ot hand, when the Are be gan, to put it out, it could cot have spread larthcr than a few yards, and over $3,000,000 worth of prtiperty might have been saved. The stiff e rlnirs anel needs of the Inhabitants are In describable. Tho permanent school fund of Texas has been figured out to be 1114,000,000. lmraiirrants arrived in this countrr during tbe five monthi ending Nov. 80, 244,611. Many passengers wero Injured by trains Jumping tho tracks near Conncrsvllle, enu., anci mi. i emnn, I'nio. Tho observance of Forefather's Dar" has been very general throughout New England . Ono hundred thousand elephants aro every year slaughtered to supply tho Ivory of tho world. Tho 1,200,000 pounds of kory used bv Knsrlsnd In a year require tho sacrifice of 30,000 of the beasts.