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(< a > tije Fuel tffflce ia Sa i. r •'i:rt Clau natter. t** HIC JACET. v i d.t it !!►!. the earth its urn; r ‘- • er tiie funeral pyre of djing day. \-i.wn eftves and f-ru; A VJ. , ; ,‘,f fire, hath tlitted far away. , i!i cl v, that cannot rife or turn, , . rll t to tay leaves and blossom*, day by fay , s , nioiikers to decay. W're-e two have met-a stone; '"where'two have joyed—a sorrow. . !• have ail the way's o’er ffitb violets darkly blown: \c i in< sses borrow : v. ruiire frem the dust of one that Wi-rC t j lt‘ stood—one steals to weep U,.;.—where the night wind creeps. It ri e nvKin's light it lies, no more to bum U, i-■ of li’.fQed hope, or vain desire; K i m- re t*> earn ' ■ rime .-. iiool, and of the lesson tire, r- . ■ p mi'll tie* niehtingalew inquire, \,l\ al ,. verone oni ther in the calm; t V ~*■ w rm gutters tike a fairy fire. ; i ■v nr he* of the wild rose briar \ ■ ae.r hali-closed blossoms tears In darkness dull it lies. All tn it we prize— Ai! it it -• *-•k to e>.rn with sacrifice f r i c.v da v and years, An-t ••••!. -‘ 'lei.ll our own, but cannot keep— Fraii a-a .Ire im of sleep, A cloud that tli-*s. \ tl iwer limt dies. C M. Genxer. — ♦ Georgia Affairs. ■*.y ?r >v ,s reported ia Pryan, Liberty f/ .. . ; ..mi counties yesterday morning, an 1: l- ia the su* urbs around this city i , -r . hi e nveri* very high, and is said to j- ;l v, -i higher during this than during the Hart • t> -Let. Ti e water is yellow, au un u-i.a ■ :.i-forthe Ogerehee. The rice pl&n tstiens a ■ ug the river are all flooded. A : !of drowned rata were' picked up” , ;; Kf er the recent freshet. ij. , ..i - returned to Texas th banner won in Ic'd forgiving the largest p in • majority of any Southern State. In • • *'re idential election Texas gave ' . majority aod Georgia 48,221, so Texas ta'os t). -<1 lg. Governor Colquitt has for v. e>•l ;t t tire Loue Star Slate by express. Al: .\V a coutred caipenter c-f Co.unn ... in ii ig in his yarl a few day3 ago, fell ii ad. He was about fifty-five years of age. The CU'P of his decease is not mentioned. Mr. ti: ;fii:h, of Home, after making every - -•lT■_ tto rec. ver the body of hi roiss , ... s. his il a y abandoned the st arch in 71 V.\ • .n Gazette has ascertained that, the : ' .*'urg‘>n will certai ily piy one ht::. 1 at* on the dollar on final settlement, and o ; - i'Jy go several and liars above. The cci.Mi. • v.f it ; going ab -ve par depends on what it rra' - from c rttin real estate. * A lire in dioOn ou Saturday w;ek broke i;.: -■ or Mr \V. A. Hough, which at one i.:ne threatened t > destroy the entire busi ng*, [>rti n of that town. The Madisonian gay* tlut the tire originated from some oil having : * n ignited by a candle in rear of the store. TANARUS! it aud two adjacent stores, and the rtx:- : hardware store of Mr. P. V. Carbine. A ne~ro woman died in Putnam county last week whose r.ge is said to have been nearly i n*hundred anl twenty years. Her name was Jear.ie Little. C The Ea‘ mton Messenger has sent out circu lais to the prominent farmers of Putnam county asking their opinion regarding the wi3- dora of ra.siag “all cotton.” It publishes in its last i.- ;ie thirteen replies, all it has re ceive<l—and without exception—the planters conden.n asfo* 'i h any such policy. They agree that no farmer cub be independent and pres p*r t .he has to buy bis meat and bread aud farm supplies ia the Wed. Tl K e Bulletin hears tint a lady of that city. . v. .> returning from a visit to Flori da tb • 1. -.ivy rains, made a very narrow eseai •• e-t ts the train in wh'ch she was travr-lirg 1.1 pissed across a bridge (over •liat i'n-1 u It dii not the br.dga was swept away. i e .Gtorgia Times rep rts that on la-t Th .rsilay. in the woods near the residence of Mr. J' nK. Willi tins of Upson county, the body of ar. *ro child was found. It was bad* !y m . _-ied, s v ral ofitshmbs haviog been tmhx,y ty dt g*. Being discovered ii 'ar a h .i. w •e,it i> suppose Ito have been depos ited U. re by itsiahuman pirent. It thinks do efor;u dbe spared to bring to justice the I'-’T : :t-.rof this act of unnatural and un- Auex. Uai ge thinks that the late deluge in Georgia bits .'.:ovvn that our State has many t iwi.s .at eou'd aspire to marine honors as p r:> ' f entry. Rome, according to Bill Arp's ft"-nt. letter from that city, has great possi bi! ties in that line. ! • 1 nen>boro Home Journal says of the coming ci tb-n exposition in Atlanta that it is a topic if growing interest both to the Korih aii i;. u'h. and is destined to do more to kill ftclicnaUsin and revive good feeling than ail 1 ■ sties in the country can ever do. A. ntb-man of Clarke county the other day ki.l -i r y turk*ys and two crows at one shot. Tli* Athens banner says so. Tbr Hire grass Watchman thinks that there bseftry iarfication that this will be an excel lent sea ..a for fiui*. It says the show of blos s >c;-' all teat could be desired, and unless t iere ccnie* an unu'iial ei>ell of frost soon, there will Eo c f f ru j; nxt winter. M i .j. Madis nian: “Andrew Heard, col or.it. iiiund d*ad in flte lot. oeyrtoe livery stt'i* .Sunday inomii g. It vas at first : ’ c rfc as he had threatened to do so. i l rt in examination revealea no evi ** ■ ■ ii - • done the body, aud the Cor* °t - v*rj. t was in e mf-rmity with the same ‘ ;, n-y- was r>leased. The presumption n"i. ' ' ,l Andrew became ever-heated the re. battling against the fire, which Produced death.” Banner asks: “’•Vhat does it ~. r - ant says: “We leara that several : " t railroa<l ofTicia*.* have been on a •; •" Aib.-,-is within the l ist few days. What g, all meant Thera is much being said el 'V“ e le&se of the Georgia Railroad. A Sf 0 ' 1 lVa! i* being said in our local papers about ‘■‘'hlHHun of the Xorthe&surn Railroad. ' ‘ 1 - 'rtvt-r.il prominent railroad men are in . tr> our city. Certainly something , “ up—and the people of Athena, who Rfl o' ,*‘FT interested in our Northeastern orv-ii?! **• extension, should begin to - r . eyes and look somewhat into these *. circumstances.” th* ifS Vuitmau Free Frets: "We venture i h 1 r "(hiOMicationthat in less than five years l:n* "’c’ahle aud fruit business all along the j,‘ u t’e Savannah. Florida and Western y. ‘ aQ d particularly in Lowndee, Brooks 6;; * s a, 'd Hecatur counties, will have as m,. j P r ‘ ‘Portions which will astonish the ; av ' *-‘ n ßuine of those who now speak of it hu‘" e have an aoidiag faith ia thi w. - ’ us t *‘ source from which our people ‘ea; . rich harvest in the near future. in a o engaging in vegetable raising froir , * a >‘ ourself, we will give our reader* and in to tme h c hem fit ot the experience ‘■normal ioo 0 f w hich we may become ' ; o J would line to hear and publish ject." " S ot ber sensible men on the sub -object of “Clover in Telfair.” the occur™!?! 11: itch man says: “It has frequently fubv,.„i, t,ius Ul t clover might be success t*uin.r. ‘ ,,vat vd in our county, and we have, on *>th oi if oocaxioni, lalked the matter over % teor blit the majority of them clans'*. V le option that neither our soil nor b eve P *J*l B “it*d fur its cultivation. We •eiv*s . Ba, 'b conversations, found our u-unung ihe lines of the po*t. ‘Con •otnanJ , an ioft bis w ill,’ etc It was after tftrue J7’v t . ra '‘‘ ct i &n, ‘ that we bebeid with ex fcrent k ; , 1 c in-iderable patches of dif hiitablv ai m°* Ncrt hem clover thriving ad *T°un<4 0 r ’icssr*. Dodge's old camps, op the and 'Us new .? Kecti vtnan who is introducing va morf L l°2 8 ’ 4ud adopting an entirely dif- Pficu.>‘,i i!! c’ cul’ivaUon from that usually 10 thi* section.” countT is rm? 1 ? lla *c*eye boasts that Jasper leg healthiest and best farm w 111 Georgia, that her lands Savannah morning News. J. H. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR. an^ that Bh ® haa more cases of *° *’ er population, than in ,he s *ate. It gives a few of the Cflizens, and their agea. as fol- JS V y'SLLynch, aged 85; Burrell I*everette, vl’_r: 85: Jeese L*verette, 8>; ThilUp sf ? B *’ -J® ll * l McElha.iey, 81; B. R. Ez-11, V? ’.“V Uook. 82; Carden Goolsby, 81; Sf- c?° ns l. P 2i John Garland,6o: Mrs. Penn, Z\S 1 ™- C 2“ c “. 90: Mrs. Hawk ami Mrs. Malone acn wj. no can name six colored men over w, and one over 9:). and eighteen colored women who r* over 80, five of whom are over years old. and we could give their names.” bhe Haackeye: “What criunty in the State r~".“*** old Jasper for cases of lorgevity? And pejaaes I his she has twenty-four churches and county can make a bet fVireorass Watchman : “Mr. Bob Deas, who has been over on the Oconee river for several days, returned last Sunday He went over to look after his cattle and find out what damage i, . let Previous to the last had done them. He tei.s us that by the two late freshets he has Jost all of his cattle with the exception of three P®s®* 110 reports the Oconee as being extreme ly high and the waters still rising.” The Rome Tribune learns “from Dr. Eben Hil.yer. R, esident of the Rome Railroad, that he has two sets of hands at work repairing the damage done hi* road by the recent nigh water. One forc started at Kingston under the charge of engineer Harbin, and the other from Rome under charge of Mr. Hine M. Smith. The re pairs will be pushed forward as vigorously as po sil.le, and the President hopes to have trains through by the early part of next week. The and mage to the road can hardly be estimated yet, as some of the track is still under water, but it is feared that it is considerable. The greatest damage was done in Mitchell’s oW field, where nearly one thousand feet of track was washed away.” Regarding the alleged lease of the Georgia Railroad by the Central, the Athens Chronicle says: “The Auyusta papers for the last week have been full of the proposed base of the Georgia Railroad by the Central, for a guar anteed rental of 8 per cent, on the capital stock of the former. If the lease can be made legally we cannot see what objection the stock holders of the Georgia could have, for instead of an uncertain 7 per cent, they would thus secure an absolute 8 per cent, dividend. Of course there are minor details which the Geor gia Railroad stockholders ought to require, such as a continuation of their good equip ment, an improvement of the track, etc., as well as a guarantee of fair play with the Ab lanta and We.-t Point Road, in which they own a one third Interest. As to auy fanciful senti ment about the Georgia, or any desire to see a handsomely equipped road, we apprehend the primary interest of the stockholders will be the greatest income on their investment, con sistent wi h the necessity of protecting the value of the property.” Sparta Ishmaelite: “The man isn't living who can get rich raising cotton at ten cents per pound, if he buys all his provisions from the \Ve.-t. The farmer who buys his meat, corn, rice, flour, sugar and syrup, may acci dentally have a little treasure laid up in Heaven; but it is simple nonsense for him to expect to grow ell off in this world’s goods as th* res :lt of such management. The exclusive r; i iag of cotton, at prevailing prices, will nev--r bridge the chasm between poverty and fortune. Cotton may still be king. If so, it is natural that it should be hardest on those who redder it the most unreasoning devotion. The people need not make of themselves servants to the West, in order to enthroue a despot. They need to dec are their independence of the old ordsr of events. They should make their farms more nearly self-sustaining. There is nowisiom in buying anything that can lie made better at home. Before the war the farmers of t'na South did not k*ep their flocks and henisand granarbs in the West; and though cotton brought lower prices then than now. industrious farmers gre * rich The man who bar corn, wheat and meat of his own, can stand caterpillars, boll worms or iow prices." An informal meeting of the Rome press was hel l at. tr.e Courier office on Friday for the purpose of arranging for the assembling . f the Georgia Press Convention, which convenes in that city on the 11th of May. We get from that paper the foßowing account of the pro ceedings: “ilr. T. E. Hanbury, of the Tribune , was appointed on printing, Capt A. B S. Moseley, of the Bulletin, on badges, and Capt. M Dwineil. of the C mrier, on steamboat ex cursion and banquet hall. The following were selected as a committee on banquet: Mrs. D. S. Printup, Mrs. Robert Battey, Mrs Geo. W. Bowen, Mrs. W. R. Crane. Mrs. W T. Mapp, Mrs 11. H. Smith, Mrs. J. L. M. Estes, Mrs. P. Cohen, Sirs T. W. Alexander, Miss Mary Noble, Miss Sophie Bowie. Miss Rosa Rawlins, Mi-is Allah Holmes, Miss Auna Sparks, Miss Stella rv.h**n. Miss Sal lie Elliott, Miss Mabel Uiilyer, Miss Eula Ford. Miss Willie Ramey, Miss 'wi ns Branham, Miss I’attie Shropshire. Tbs f dinwing were selec’ed as general man agere: Mrs. D. S. Pri tup, Mrs. Robert Battey and Mra. T. W. Alexander. Mr. Frank J. Co il .n, of the Bui'etin, was appointed to so lic.R c r.trlbutions from cbizens&nd others in ai tof th* 1 cause. It was determined to give the members of the Georgia a hack ride through the city, a steamboat excursion and a bonquet. A fui ther meeting of the Rome press will be held to perfect arraugsments.” Under the caption “Cotton vs. Tobacco,” the Beilton Aorth Georgian says: “There is one thing we would impress upon our readeis. and that is to raise more tobacco. There is no oi cupation nigh so profitable as that branch of industry. Five hundred to one thousand pounds can be easily raised on ore acre of common upland. In market the tobacco raised Here will oriug from six to twelve cents per pound Let us then apply a few flgnivs. and see which is the most profitable, tobacco or cotton. Eight hundred pounds per acre, at e ghr cents per pound, reaiiz-s the snug sum of sixty-four dollars. All this without much fer: iiizing, which, as every practical farmer knows, almost doubles that of one acre of cotton. V\ e only throw out these hints to let our farmers see the difference between the two. Cur immediate Representative in Congress has introduced a bill to allow tobacco growers to sell leaf tobacco without a tax. This bill, if passed by that body, will be of lasting good to the farm ers of the country, as it opens to them anew branch of industry, which, if persisted in, will make them rich from oid worn oat fields that have long since been turned cut as worthless, instead of mortgaging even, so to speak, the last chicken ‘on the hill’, to pay guano debts to raise King G-’tton. We advise our farmers to give the subject a trial, aud our word for it, in the close of tlia year, you wilt rejoice and be exceedingly glad that you are on the high road of prosperity through this new found channel If space and time would only permit we would say more on this surject, but will leave it to the di-cretion of our readers. Mr W. J. Hous ton. the General Parsenger and Ticket Agent of our Air line, is gratuitously distributing, so we learn, high grade tobacco seed along the line of the road to ail who may apply.” Florida Affairs. The Fornandtna Express states that there can, as yet, be no definite announcement of the day for celebrating the formal opening cf the Fernaudina and Jacksonville Railroad, but it assures its readers that there will be no postponements. The next time theauuounce ment is made it will be carried through. The road will probably not admit of a through train before the 3d or 4th of April. The Star claims that Quincy has as good and successful merchants, boarding houses, car penters and blacksmiths as any town in the South. It also boasts of a right smart sprinkling of lawyers and oth r professional men. “At half-past seven Wednesday night,” says the Pensacola Qaxette, “when one mile east of Miliview, Ernest McCormick, colored, while coming to Pensacola on the Perdido Railroad, attempted to pass from one car to another, and fell between them Both legs were cut off, and he died before morning. He was intoxi cated at the time of the accident.” Cn Wednesday of last week Tallahassee lost one o* her oldest and most highly respected citi zens in the person of Dr. J. W. Randolph. At the time of his death ha was physician and Superintendent of the State Insane Asylum at Chattahoochee. The Key West Key says that vessels from Cuba report passing many bales of cotton adrift in the Gulf, and the wreckers are out after it. This cotton is supposed to have be longed to a bark lately wrecked near Tortugas. The citizens of Montioello have held a meet ing to concert ways and means for protecting the people ot Jefferson county from persecu tion through wholesale arrests on trumped up charg-s for violation of the election laws. Mr. J. H. Abbott, one of the most prominent Northern citizens of Jacksonville, who died a few days ago from injuries received in falling down a set of stairs, had h s life insured for Ssu.tOO. The Republicans of Jacksonville hsve nom inated General H Jenkins, Jr., for Mayor of the city. The Democrats ought to arrange for CoL St. Clair Abrams to oppose him. Under the new law providing for the disor ganization of cities and towns havinga bonded indebtedness and having no fund provided for its payment, proceedings have been taken to disorganize the town of Fernaudina by some of the bondholders. Judge H. J. Baken will represent the bondholders in this aciion, and Judge R. B. Archibald wiU represent the city ot Fernandina. The Press says that somebody is going to build anew hotel in St. Augustine soon. The Tampa Tribune says the farmers of that seel ion are about through planting. It learns that the cotton acreage has greatly increased. With no providential interference the incom ing orange crop of Sumter county will be very large. Sumter has been placed among th® counties of the Second Congressional district of Florida. Anew hotel for Pensacola, to cost *75,000, is on the tapis. The Southern Express Company at Fernan dina was burglarised of about $203 the other eight, the thieves having effected an entrance and blown off the door of the safe. They were evidently skillful and professional cracksmen, and the Express thinks that their presence in the city Is conclusive evidence that Fernan dina is on the high road to improvement, and is rapidly assuming metropolitan airs. A correspondent of the Tallahassee Economist writes that paper on the subject of sheep husbandry, which he deems one of the most important subjects which can attract the attention of the farmers of Middle Florida. He says that a flock will pay annually in wool fifty cents for each sheep, and will increase 50 per cent, per annum with almost absolute certainty. He started in 1876 with sixty-six sheep, and now has over two hundred. The Patatka Herald says that after all that was said and feared about the cold winter af fecting the orange, it has been most agreeably surprised at the steady shipments of fine or ange* from that place. So far it has heard no complaints. It says: ‘•The fruit is delicious and well flavored, and the question is where did It all come from? We cannot answer the question In full, but can safely say that a goodly portion came from the Hart grove, Loeser grove, and the fine Edge water grove, to say nothing of the number not mentioned in this article, continued from po:nta above Palatka as far as Dunn's Lake and Lake George. Paiatka and "M? 60 have been receiving fine fruit from est Rutrsam, Orange, Volusia and Sumter counties, to say nothing of other sections. We fii aij to fb opinion that Palatka will ati.n bold the position, so well known to the reading w orld at large, as being the centre of the great orange belt.” We learn from the Pensacola Advance that a white man working on the Pensacola Rail road was shot at ten or twelve times on Mon day n:gi;t in the neighborhood of Molino. The tram was in motion at the time, and no clue w “ a tever can be obtained as to who the cow ardly would-be assassin cap be. The would-be victim escaped unhurt. Says the Pensacola Gazette: “One of the most deplorable and heai trending cases of un fortunate killing h*B drawn to a close by the pardoning of Mr. F. A. Dunham, by Governor Blnxbam, last week. He was tried and con victed of manslaughter in the fourth degree at the last trm of the Circuit Court for the kid ing of his brother, George W. Dunham, some time previous in this city. The case altogether was one of the saddest known, and under the circumstances we are glad that nothing more than remorse is the penalty of the unfortunate brother who still lives." T he Pensacola Advance records the following “shockiag accident:” “A colored man named Brown was brought to the city yesterday eve ning on a timber train in a horribly mangled state. He occupied a seat, so we are told, In the caboose, and the front end of one of the sticks of timber falling from its position, the rear car was completely telescoped, in which operation one of his legs was smashed to a jelly and sevtred from the trunk, and the other so bd!y crushed that amputation became ne: essary, the limb being taken off last night. The unfortunate man now lies in a v*-ry pre carious situation, and while it is possible for h’m to recover, it is highly probable at the same time that he will die Drs. Elount, Fordham and Renshaw performed the opera tion.” Say* the Jacksonville Union: “On Sunday evening about 7:80 o’clock, a couple of n*groes robbed a gentleman on the East Jacksonville shell road in the vicinity of Mrs. Weldon’s resi dence. The gentleman had walked out as far as the fair grounds end was returning, and when near Mrs Weldon’s residence saw the ne groes advancing. They demanded his money, and in order to force obedience to their de man j presented a pistol in the gentleman’s face. He told them that he had no money, whereupon one of the villians knocked him down and robbed his pockets. They took the gentleman’s pocketbook. which, howiler, con tained no mosey, and a memorandum book. About the time the negroes finished their work some one approached and frightened them away. The case was put in the hands cf Cap tain Cooper, but no clue to the robbers has been found.” Tampa Guardian: “We have a number of letters this week asking information about this section of Florida. We have no doubt that these interested in this section would be much pleased were they to move here. The Gulf counties are bound to be the thickest populated and the richest counties in the State ere a great while. The climate, soil and health of South Florida is becoming famous abroad, and the consequences are that there is scarcely a steamer from Cedar Keys, and we have two per week, but what brings two or more set tiers for this county; besides there are as many more coming by private conveyances. Those who have already settled here seem pleased, and are anxious to have their friends settle here also. This winter has been an un usually cold one, and in many portions of the State much injury has been done by the cold weather, but here ia this section, the tender est vegetables and fruits have grown all win ter without any injury or protection from the cold.” Palatka Herald: “Fo far, very little enthusi asm is manifested in the progress of the rail road. The arrival of a schooner loaded with the iron, and the commencement in laying of the track, seems not to have stirred a hair on the head. In other communities the opening of anew railroad is the signal for booming, of cannon and general public demonstrations, but old Palatka seems as dead as a door nail on the subject. AU this, however, does not grow out ot indiTereace to this important, enterprise, but the fact, nevertheless, stares us in the face that even a railroad started at Palatka awakes do more interest than the ordinary landing of a daily steamer, with its rush of passengers to the different hotels. It may be possible that when the track is laid ten or twelve miles, and the looomotive sends out her unearthly screech, that there will be a gather ing together of the people, invitations wiil be extended for a free nde, and.it may be, a band of music will be on hand We shall certain y look, Micawber like, ‘fo something to turn up ’ The railroad men are quietly pushing on their work, thereby demonstrating the fact that they mean business. The way the work is now progressing, it will not be long before the denizens of West Putnum will be startled from their slumbers by the scream of the iron horse.” Says the Leesburg Advance: “Last Satur day a squall of wind passed over this section, lasting about tvo hours, which was as severe as the last August storm. Without warning the wind and rain came hissing and wailing across the lakes and through the forests, as if it would leave destruction in its wake. The wind struck the Majflower in the middle of Lake Eustis, and the description given by the passenger* is graphic and exciting. When the terrific wind and blinding rain struck the steamer she trembled, groaned and surged as if conscious of danger. Captain Taylor was cocl and quick to act. He threw the head of his steamer in tte teeth of the wind and held her there, but with all the steam that was allowed he could not make headway against the terrible wind. Had the Oaptaia lost control of his steamer, the opin ion is she would have been lost. The passen gers were differently affected. Some were ca m, while others raced around, giving orders to :ha Captain and everyone else. Finally, someone suggested the propriety of putting on life-preservers, when a general rush was made to secure them, and in no time every body was stalking around with a life-preserver arcund his waist. It whs a happy crowd when the blow passed over. Captain Taylor received the thanks of the entire party for the able manner in which ho managed his steamer. He was cool, and acted with promptness and decision. May he ever command the steamer plying on these beautiful lakes.” The following account of a miraculous es cape from drowning we get from the Colum bus, (Ga.) Times: “From a tout.g man who cauie up on the Jordan from a trip to Florida yesterday, we learned of a meet miraculous es cape from drowning of nine persons. A gen tleman, named Dr. Cushman, of Brazil, accom panied by his family, had been on a visit to his grandmother, Mrs. Keyes, of lots, Fla. aud were ou their return home It was necessary that they should cross the 1 ead Lakes in a sot 1 boat in order to reach the steamer, and when n*ar the centre the boat struck a stump and sank. The entire party, consisting of the doctor, his wife, his wife’s sister, five children and a nurse, were ail thrown out in the water. Upon rising to the top, the doctor took two of the children on his back, and liis wife, who was a good swimmer, did the same. They carried them to the nearest s ump and left them, and returning for the others did them in the same manner, (hereby placing the entire party in places of safety. Therp they remained until they could secure assistance from tha shore, which soon came, and they were all safely landed. This mav appear like an f xnggerated story to some, but the young gentleman who informed us is perfectly reliable, and says he saw the party with his own eyes. The doctor’s wife is cer tainly a woman of rare ne: ve and forethought, and her behavior on this occasion was most courageous." _ Whipped by His Wife for Playing Pool. —A telegram from Quincy, Ohio, March 18, says: Joe and (Jiuda are the Christian names of a young couple here who were married about a mouth ago. joe is giyen to whiling his time away playing “pool.” very much to the disgust of his wife. Last night he was engaged with eight of his companions in seeing who could stick the most balls in the pockets. Cinda followed and requested him to return to his home, but he heeded not She departed, and all went merri ly until the house was closed and the party came down stairs. There the wife met Joseph with a tough apple sprout of the thickness of a man’s middle linger. She collared him; she pelted him; she put it all over him; to put it truthfully and mildly, she whipped him unmerci fully. She is a small, delicate woman, while he is a big, strong fellow; but he was as meek as a lamb. Wonderful Resources of Typogra phy. —The Paris llegister has found this in a German exchange: Small as may appear the resources of typography, they can nevertheless lay claim to the follow ing ‘‘graphic’’ attempt at portrait paint ing—expressive of: Merri- Tacitur- Indiffer- Astonish ment. nity. ence. meat. Cbeap Life Insurance. Twenty five centa will buy a box of Dr. Tutt’s Pills, and they will restore the func tions of the liver, stomach and bowels—the sources from which nearly every disease originates. If these organs act well a long and healthy life la assured. Make the in vestment, It will be a profitable one. SAVANNAH, TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1881. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL XAHONE'B DAY IN THE SENATE. The Spokesman of tlie Readjnetere In the Role of the Champion and Urn Apologist—He Reviews His Critics aud Receives the Congratu lations of His Republican Allies. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. Washington, March 28. —The announce ment that Mr. Mabone would to day ad dress the Senate in vindication of bis ac tlon, and in explanation of the principles of the Readjuster party in Virginia, had the effect of drawing to the capltol a large au dience. As early as 10 o’clock the doors leading to the gallery were surrounded by an impatient crowd, and within ten minutes after they were opened, at 10:30, every available seat was taken, with the exception of those reserved for the members of the Diplomatic Corps. These were, however, occupied before the hour of assembling of the Senate. On the floor in the rear of the Senators’ desks were seated a large number of persons, many of them Represectatives-elect, while in the various corridors, those who bad the misfortune to arrive late, congregated and bewailed their ill luck. The journal of Saturday having been read, the Vice President laid before the Senate the resolution for the appointment of Sen ate officers, stating that the Benator from Virginia had the floor. Mr. Mabone premised his speech by ex pressing his regret that he should be com pelled Bgain to interrupt the deliberations of the Seria’e. I trust, he said, that Senators and the country will concede thia seeming forwardness. lam provoked. If I fail to challenge the generous consideration of those who would appear to have found pleasure, without justification in their varied and ungenerous assault?, I do cot doubt that I shall command the respect of the brave and independent spirits here, as I know I shall among my people. I shall not complain of that Indirection which has characterized the manner and method of Senators in their allusions to me. I must accept that they comport entirely with their own sense of manly deportment and Senatorial dignity, however little they do with my own. Virginia is accustomed to meet occasions where the independent spirit of the Anglo- Saxon is required to assert Itself. Virginia has ever met with fortitude and becoming dignity every duty which destiny has im posed, always, however, with much con tempt for small party lines when a principle was involved in wbieh her faith and honor were committed. With absolute confidence in my loyalty to her, and my devotion to every interest of her people, I will not relax my purpose here to repel every impeachment of the constituents who 6eut me to this chamber with clearly defined duties, which they and I comprehend. I was elected to the United Btates Senate to do their will, not to a caucus to do its bid ding. Virginia earned her title of “Old Dominion” by the broad and independent ac tion of her own people, by the loyalty of her sons, bv the instinct of independence with out help at the hands of those who now would interfere with her affairs. However feebly I may express that spirit against gratuitous care and concern for her at the hands of strangers—strangers to her trials, to her sacrifices and to her will—l feel that the spirit of her people inspires me when I scornfully repel for them and for myself the ungenerous attempts to instruct a Virginia Senator as to his dut y to them and himself. Seuators should be willing to deal with their constituents. I answer for mine to him that would insinuate that my action in re gard to the organization of the committees of this body, and the proposed elec tion of officers, has been controlled by impure considerations —and I am loth to believe that any Senator has so in tended—in the language of another, I sav: “If thou sayest I am not peer To any Lord of Scotland here— Highland or lowland, far or near — Lord Angus, thou hast lied!” And now permit me to say that Senators can no more realize my regret than they can measure my amszement that my colleague (Mr. Johnston) should have felt It Incumbent on himself to join the assaulting column In this chamber. He first introduces the question of my political consistency or, if he prefers, my inconsist ency; and nex’, he would introduce me to Unis honorable body, not as his colleague, but. as a repudiator of public obligations. A sense of justice to my fellow men renders it necessary for me to apolo gia- for noticing my colleague’s criti cism on the one hand and his perver stons on the other. However much he and his cohorts may endeavor, by the cheap logic of the attorney, to demonstrate what I ought to be, I am by my convictions and sense of honor what I am. In this par ticular I have largely the advan tage of my colleague, for If I take him by his record, diminutive as it is, he Deitber knows what he is, nor what duty he came here to perform. [Laughter.] “*'*** Mr. Mahone then proceeded to give an exhaustive hbtory of the political and finan cial history of Virginia for the last decade. He declared that the Readju6t,ers had never repealed any of the funding contracts made by Virginia, but asserted that the bill passed in 1871 by the Virginia Legislature, and known as the “Brokers’ bill,” which bad been advocated by his colleague, repu diated, and forcibly repudiated, one-third of the debt of Virginia. The Readjus’ers held that two thirds of the money which Vir ginia had borrowed should be paid, Iho other third belonging to West Virginia, according to every principle of law and equity, since 1871. The readjusting party had denied fo the debtor war inter est, and had proposed to pay the rest In full. Its adversaries had funded that war Interest and proposed to repudiate one-half of that which Virginia was in law and honor bound to pay. He would like the Senators from West Virginia to tell the country what that State had done with reference to the payment of one-third of the d*tbf. contracted by the commonwealth of Virginia, whether it had ever proposed to pay otie stiver to maintain the honor and the dignity of the old commonwealth ? He criticised the action of his colleague in not defending the people of Virginia from the accu-ation that they were dishonorable, dishonorable too, in the opinion of men who represent States, which by arbitrary legisla tion had reduced their debts from $243,000,- 000 to SS4 000,000. He sent to the Clerk’s desk and bad read a table showing the extent to which the debts cf the Southern States had been scaled down. Continuing, he said: “Repu diation, honorable! Readjus'ment, dishon orable! Virginia, it was for this you bared your bosom to the soldier’s tread and the horse’s foot! It was for this yon laid waste your fields and displayed your fortitude and courage, your heroic suffering and sacrifice. It was for this you snffered the dismemberment of your terri tory, and sent your sons to the fleid to re turn to the ruins that were once their homes. It was for thl6 you 60 reluctantly abandoned your allegiance to a common country, to be the last in war, and the last to go out! Oh, ingratitude, thou basest and meanest of crimes 1” He would not occupy any more of the time of the Senate with the subject of Virginia’s debt, but would refer now to an interrogatory put last Friday by Senator Voorhees to Senator Logan, as to whether the latter would in dorse the papers of an applicant for the smallest po6t office, who favored repudia tion either of the State or national debt. He would ask the gentleman (Mr. Voorhees) how he found it compatible with his principles to associate with Senators from States which had “repudiated,” but had not “readjust ed.” He had never heard Mr. Riddleberger express a favorable opinion even of the views of the Senator from Indiana on the national debt. [Laughter.! He also quoted from John W. Daniels, one of the leaders of the “Bour bon” party in Virginia, denouncing the iniquitous measures of the Federal fi nances, and proposing to reverse them. He recommended the Senators from Indiana and Delaware, Messrs. Voorhees and Bay ard, to trv and reconcile their differences of views on the financial question before the Senator from Illinois again discussed the subject. Ab to the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Brown), who seemed to be eo much troubled about readjustment, he questioned whether the world had ever produced a man who could so readily readjust himself to all conditions and all circumstances. [Laughter], That gentleman had got ahead of the people and of the Democratic party In the effort to dissolve the Union, and was the first Governor in the South to confiscate private property Id the courts of Bavannah, and to seize Fort Pulaski before the •ct of secession. Rumor had it that the Presidency of the Confederate States was the gentleman’s object at that time. In the struggle that ensued he (Brown) was earnest for the cause until its fortunes began to waver, and then he abandoned it with his militia. After the war he was next heard of in the Chicago Republican Con vention. In fact that gentleman might say with the poet laureate in the “Brook,” “Men may come and men may go, but I go on forever.” [Laughter.J He was next heard of as the Radical candidate for the United States Senate, but was beaten by a more moderate Republican, the late Joshua Hill. He Dext appeared as the appointee of the carpet-bag Governor of Georgia—the prince of carpet baggers, Bullock—to the office of Chief Justlee of that State, which position he subsequently resigned to take the Presiden cy of a railroad company. Now, that gen tleman was here as the leader of the Demo cratic party, and his explanation was that the Democratic party had erred and abandoned him, but that now it had righted itself and rallied on his (Brown’s) grand reserve of undying and unchangeable principles. [Laughter.] That gentleman had alluded to rumors of bargains. If there were anv truth in these rumors, then he (Mahone) was indebted for any advantage he might draw from it to the fact that the Senator from Georgia did not know of the opportu nity. [Laughter ] On that point he (Ma hone) would answer all the inuendoes of Senators distinctly and gravely, and with a due regard to the dignity and decorum of the Benate. He hurled back with scorn and contempt every imputation that his action here had been induced by any other consideration than that of the pro motion of his people’s interests, and of the welfare of the whole country. He avowed his responsibility, his proud responsibility for the introduction of Mr. Riddleberger’s name as a candidate for office, but professed his readiness to withdraw that name if it were true (as re port had it) that the Democratic Senators would then withdraw their opposition to the election of the officers of the Benate. The opposition to Riddleberger, he said, was in view of the coming election in Virginia. It was a desire to uphold Bourbonlsm there. It was a desire to uphold the party which, while openly pro leasing obedience to the Constitution, held by mental reservation purposes hostile to the Constitution, and which did not believe in the right of tbe freedman to vote. It was to uphold the party that, while nomi nally accepting the Cincinnati platform, in which a full vote, a free ballot and an honest count had been demanded, bad introduced a constitu tional amendment requiring that no man should cast a ballot for any office on any account until he had paid a capitation tax. This effort was to uphold the party which denied the Democratic creed, and which had undertaken by methods of indirection to disfranchise the colored man. That was the purpose He had never given that de nial his assen-, either in public or at the ballot box. For one he wanted no political serfs In Virginia. He stood prepared here on the floor, by the courage of tbe men who were behind him at home, to assure the country that in Virginia, at least, there should be a free suffrage, a priceless suffrage, a full vote and an honest count. [Applause tn the galleries.J It was true, he said, that tbe readjusting party had instructed its elec tors for Hancock and English, but it was equally true that it had forborne, and purposely forborne, from instructing for those candidates as the nominees of tbe Democratic party. The purpose of tbe Re adjustee was to stay the retrograde move ment cf years, so as to bring Virginia back from number fifteen in the grade of States to her original position in the sister hood of Sta’es. Far be it from him that his action here should be controlled or influenced by a caucus whose party had waged war on his constitu ents, and whose party success was held paramount to what he conceived to be the interest of Virginia and' the welfare of the whole country. The Rsadjusters of Virginia had no feeling of hostility, no word of unkiedness for tbe colored man. By no act of his was either the clash of arms or his freedom in voked. He bad not measured his duties by the consideration of self iuterest. Not so much could be said of the distinguished statesman who urged the South to re sist. The Re adjusters of Virginia had not forgotten her abandonment from that quaiter and needed no counsel as to her duty. “I am here,” he eaid in conclusion, “to assert that Virginia, the mother of the Union, renews her old-time faith and devo tion to the government that her honored sons aided to construct, and In furtherance thereof I propose to give my best abilities and to exert my every energy.” [Applause and hisses in the galleries ] At the conclusion of his speech Mr. Ma hone was warmly congratulated by Messrs. Conkliug, Bherman, Dawes and other Re publicacs. A number of dilatory motions were voted down, but, at 4 p. m., on mo tion of Mr. Dawes, the Senate adjounred until to-morrow. THE SUPREME COURT. The Supreme Court of tbe United States convened at noon to day, but, on account of tbe absence cf Justice Field, whose mother in law, Mrs. Swearingen, died in this city on Saturday night, the court was left without a quorum, aud immediately adjourned. COUNTERFEIT CHEESE AND BUT TER. Farther Proceedings of the New York Legislative investigating Committee. New York, March 28. —The Assembly committee ou the public health continued Us investigation into the subject of coun terfeit butter and cheese at the Butter and Cheese Exchange this morniDg. Gilbert F. Henshaw, a produce broker, testified that he has visited a number of oleomargarine factories and found that oleomargarine but ter was made from peanut lard and “oleo” oils, alum and acids. In 6ome factories the employes were exceedingly filthy, some of them working half naked, and others wear ing only a bag about their loins. When pres*ed to tell where he had seen filthy em ployes the witness said at all the manufac tories of the American Dairy Company, one of which was In Centre street and another at Broom and Hudson streets. Mr. Walter F. Carron being recalled recommended, in the way of legislation, prohibiting the manufacture of the counterfeit article as butter. If this was not practicable he would compel the manufacturers of the article to give it a distinguishing color, and prohibit them from coloring the product so as to make it resemble genuine butter. The committee then visited the works of the Commercial Manufacturing Company, tbe principal pro ducers in this city of oleomargarine. THE ENGLISH BREADSTUFFS TRADE. The Mark Lane Express, Review of tbe Week. London, March 28. —The Hark Lane Ex press, In Its review of the British corn trade for the past week, says: “English wheats are still in small Bupply ou account of the busy season, but facilities for threshing have materially improved the condition of samples. Millers’ necessities have cre ated a demand for English wheats, and the sale of sound samples consequently was easy. The recent improvement in val ues was confined solely to the beet samples. The others were practically unsalable. For eign wheats at the close lost a great portion of Monday’s advance, a reduction of fully sd. being necessary to effect sales. Tbe atti tude of buyers continues most reserved and cautious. Large Californian arrivals were readily absorbed, because the relatively cheap foreign supply at London was more than sufficient. Flour was quiet. Since Monday it has been easier In London than in the provinces. Corn flour was similar in tone and in good supply. Maize was in more plentiful supply and weaker on Frl dayl” THE MANSION HOUSE PLOT. The Search for Coleman and Hie Confreres. London, March 28. —The Times this morn ing says: “Information in the hands of the police strongly tends to confirm the com plicity of three Amerlcan-Irishmen, named Mooney, O’Donnell and Coleman, in the recent attempt to blow up the Man sion House. Although the extradition treaties do not covey the matter, the detect ives who have been sent to the Continent to seek Mooney and O’Donnell, will rely on the good offices of tbe authorities there not to place legal difficulties in ths way of their arrest. IMeaetrone Floods In Nebraska. Chicago, March 28.—A special from Omaha says: “The Platte vailey about 75 miles west of this place is the scene of a most disastrous flood. The Platte has over flowed the level prairies for miles on either side. Tbe Niobrera and Black Hilia Rail road bridge has been torn out, and much damage hat been done to the Uniou Pacific main line aud telegraph polea for a mile and a half. The damage will amount to sev eral hundred thousand dollar*.” -.. Nervous, sleepless aud overworked find rest aud nourishment iu Malt Bitters. THE DISPUTED FRONTIER. THE LATEST PHASES OF THE GREER QUESTION. Turkey Preparing to Defend Volo— Indications of a Possible Compro mise-The “Daily News” on the Situation Greece Aroßaed Her People Resolved to Exaet their Dues. London, March 2S.—A dispatch from Constantinople says: “Great activity pre vails in tbe preparations for the defense of Volo. The work of placing torpedoes has commenced. Troops have occupied Trickeri on the Turkish side of the entrance to the Gulf of Volo, and an earthwork is being constructed there for the purpose of com manding the entrance.” Special dispatches received here Indicate that the Porte’s proposals would be consid ered acceptable if they were amended so as to include the town of Prevesa. Both Mr. Goschen, the British Ambassador, and Baron \on Calice, the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador, stand out for Preveea’s being included. It Is believed that if the Porte consented to this amendment the powers would urge Greece to accept. Un der the proposal, as thus amended, the ter ritory ceded to Greece would correspond to the recommendations of the Berlin Confer ence, with the exception of Ja nlna and Metzova, which would re main Turkish. There are indications that a compromise may be arranged by the Porte’s agreeing to cede Prevesa, If the forti fications are demolished. The Ambassadors held a meeting at the German Embassy in Constantinople yesterday, from which it is inferred they have received answers from tbelr respective governments. The Daily News says: “If Greece precipi tates matters by attacking Turkey she will Incur great risk of disappointment and dis aster. At the same time It iseasily con ceivable that were hostilities once com menced they would not long be restricted to Greece and Turkey. The English Govern ment has certainly reached no definitive and irrevocable conclusion. Its course must depend upon the contingencies which may arise. Turkey WGuld do well to reflect that there is as much danger to her in au obstinate refusal of adequate concessions as to Greece ia a premature attempt forci bly to take the territory designated by the Berlin conference.” Tbe Athens correspondent of tbe Man chester Guardian says: “On the 6th of April, the anniversary of Greek independ ence, a grand review will be held, when the King will present colors to the regiment composing the garrison of Athens and se lected detachments from other regiments. The meaning of this act and the reasons tor tbe choice of the occasion are obvious. The ceremony will be followed by orders for the departure of the various corps for their allotted stations on the frontier. The national feeling of the people, who are making great sacrifices, has been roused. Although at Athens there is a “peace at any price” party, composed of some wealthy inhabitants, the masses, who must bear the burden of thecontest.are for action. Between the powers on the one hand, and the people on the other, the King and the Ministers are In a delicate, not to say peril ous, position, but there is every indication that in the last resort they will, unless forci bly restrained, throw ia their lot with the country, in which case they will be support ed by the whole force of the nation within and outside the boundaries.” RUSSIAN TOPICS. Tlte Russian Press on the Proposed Movement Against the Interna tionalists—The Friendly Relations of the Kmpire with Germany to be Preserved. London, March 28.—The Agence liusse, of Bt. Petersburg, draws attention to the unani mous approval expressed by the Russian press of the resolution adopted by the Com mon Council of Bt. Petersburg to request the Russian Government to communicate with the other powers in order to adopt a measure in common against the Interna tionalists. The Agence liusse says - “All the European powers are Interested in the question, in cluding Switzerland, which country was constituted in the interests of the main tenance of peace and European equilibrium, and as these interests form the sole ground for the existence of the Swiss Confederation it will naturally not wish to compromise them.” Cologne, March 28 —A dispatch to the Gazette from Bc. Petersburg reports that the German Prince Imperial, on receiving a deputation of German inhabitants of Mos cow, said: “I have always maintained the closest intercourse with the present Czir, and I can assure your countrymen in Moscow that the old friendly relations, which have passed into tradition between the two countries, will continue, and the present friendship will be as lasting as that of former generations. This friend ship is not only important, for Russia and Germany, but for the whole of Europe.” THE NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. Opening Steady and Closing williln a Fraction ol the Highest Figures of tbe Day. New York, March 28.—The stock market opened steady and higher, and prices imme diately took an upward turn. Speculation was strong and active throughout the entire day, and, under brisk purchases, the entire list advanced steadily, and closed at within a fraction of the highest figures touched. The improvement ranged from % to 4 per cent., the latter in Rock Island,Chesa peake and Ohio firsts preferred, Lake Shore 8-lling up 3%, Chicago and Alton Dela ware, Lack wanna and Western 3, Reading 2%, and Northwestern and UDlon Pacific per cent. Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rose per cent., but reacted Panama sold up to 128 and closed at 130 bid. The general maiket closed strong. Trans actions aggregated 441,000 shares. Weatber Indications. Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash ington, March 28.—Indications for Tues day: In the South Atlantic States, generally fair weather, southwesterly winds, stationa ry or higher temperature and lower ba rometer. In the West Gulf States, fair weather, winds sbiftiDg to colder northwesterly, with risiDg barometer. In the East Gulf Btates, fair weather, southerly veering to westerly winds, sta tionary or higher temperature and lower barometer. In the Middle Btates, fair weather, fol lowed by increasing cloudiness and raiD, westerly winds, becoming variable, higher temperature, and stationary or lower ba rometer. In the Ohio valley and Tennessee, cloudy and rainy, followed in the western part by clearing weather, variable shifting to colder northwesterly winds, and falling followed by rising barometer. Democracy in Germany. St. Louis, March 28.—F. W. Fritsche and Louis Viereck, prominent Social Demo crats of Germany, the former a member of the Reichstag, were entertained bv a large cumber of German citizens at the Apollo Theatre yesterday afternoon. Mr. Fritsche made a speech, in which he explained the condition and objects of the Democratic party in Ger many. He took ground against the assas sination of the rulers,and said the condition of the people can only be changed and bet tered by educating the masses up to pure republican principles. Tbe Lawaon-Labouchere Case. London, March 28. —1n the Court of Queen’s Bench to-day, Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, summing up the Lawson-Labou cbere libel case, said be could not see the Object of including Mr. Wymsn.the printer of Truth, in the Indictment. The jury failed to agree and were discharged. Jaet Like Grant. New York, March 28.—Hugh J. Jewett, to whom was tendered the Presidency of the World’s Fair Commission in this city, to-day in a letter to the Executive Commit tee declined the honor. He pleads a want of time in which to give due attention to its interests. ■ Mysterious Warning to the Pope. London, March 28.—A dispatch from Rome savs a lady obtained a private audi ence with the Pope and warned him that the day and hour were fixed for the murder of himself and Cardinal Peed. AFGHAN AFFAIRS. Tbe Evacuation ot Candabar— Ob stacle* In tbe Way—A Formidable Rebellion In Herat. London, March 28.—A correspondent of the Times at Calcutta says: “The impression grows stronger that whatever the govern ment Intends doing it will now be found impossible to evacuate Candahar before autumn. The season is so far advanced that it would be dangerous to march the troops to India. The political outlook is so doubtful that General Hume has refused to allow the de parture of the regiments already ordered to start. Negotiations with the Ameer, Ab durrahman Khan, for taking possession of Candabar, are still progressing, but he will not be ready to do so for some months.” A dispatch from Candahar says: “A formidable rebellion prevails ia Herat. Ayoob Khan Is, perhaps, already exiled or a prisoner. Mohamed Hassan Khan, Governor of Kushk, induced three Herat regiments stationed at Kushk to mutiny, and join him and the Aimak tribes in an attack on Herat. It mav be safely inferred that the murder of Mohamed Jan, who commanded these three regiments, was the first act of the rebellion, Instead of the result of a pri vate quarrel. At last accounts, the rebel lion was so formidable that Ayoob Khan was virtually besieged in tbe citadel. This gives a favorable opportunity to Abdurrah man Khan to reunite Afghanistan under the supremacy of Cabul. Fifty thousand of his troops are now on the road hither, and should be in full possession of Candohar province by the 15th of April. An immedi ate advance on Herat, if Ayoob Kahn is not expelled or killed before then, could, in the existing state of affoifs, scarcely fail to be successful. ” Brief News Summary. Captain Oglesby’s Texas rangers have captured six stage robbers near San Anto nio. The Readjuster Club, of Alexandria, has adopted resolutions denouncing General Mahone as a traitor to the party, and declar ing its Intention to oppose him in every way. A dispatch from Berlin says the Prussian Government is considering the question of tbe adoption of the scrutin de lisle system of votlDg at elections for members of the DUt. Hon. Horace Maynard, of Tennessee, has been chosen as the orator of the day at the unveiling of the Farragut statue, which will take place In Washington city on April 2oih next. The bark Tony Krogmen, from Galveston, has arrived at Queenstown. She landed the crew of tbe Italian bark Nina Figlia, from Sligo for New York, which was abandoned at sea. A contract has been made for the repair ing of the ocean pier at Long Branch, and its extension outward 1000 feet. The work, it is expected, will be completed by the 10th of May. A Canadian cattle shipper has been warn ed by his Edinburgh agents not to expact as high prices the coming summer as last, owing to the greater supply of cattle In England. The unfinished storehouse of the Pennsyl vania Ba!t Manufacturing Company at Greenwich Point, Philadelphia, was blown down Friday, and several of the workmen were buried in the ruins. At the monthly meeting of the Green Hill BuildlDg and Loan Association, in Phil adelphia, it was alleged that the Secretary, Jno. Sheppard, was deficient in his accounts to an amount ranging from $3,000 to SIO,OOO. E. G. Knowles, a well known merchant of Cotton Gin Port, Miss., who came to St. Louis last Friday to buy goods, was found dead in bis bed at Spradge’s restaurant, at about 10.30 o’clock Sunday night. It is sup posed he died of congestion of the brain. Attorney-General Palmer, of Pennsylva nia, has rendered a decision that tbe act of 1874, which allows members of the Leg islature extra compensation, is unconstitu tional, and that therefore tbe members are not entitled to more than one thousand dollars pay. In the House of Commons yesterday. Sir Henry Tyler (Conservative) gave notice that he would ask on Thursday what prog ress had been made in the negotiations with reference to the Fortune Bay dispute, and whether it is decided to refer the mat ter to arbitration. Sa'nue! Hawthorn, who killed Samuel McGee in Vicksburg, Miss., last September, was convicted of murder, and pending an appeal, escaped while' on bail, was arrested in New Yoik last week as he was buying a ticket for Europe. He consented to return to Mississippi, and was sent along. The meeting between Weston and Rowell for signing articles of agreement for the next Astley Belt contest has been postponed. Weston, who In return for a concession made to Rowell names time and place, says he shall not name New York, and unless he can find an American city where the rules against smoking and bad language can be enforced, he will name London, The highest vote cast for and against the constitutional amendments in Ihdiara last veer was 321 842, and the majorities for the seven amendments then ranged between 17,116 for Amendment No. 1 and 49,982 for No. 9. Oa tbe 14th inst. the total vote upou the same amendments was 182,915, or 148,927 less than the vote in 1880. The highest majority for any amendment was 127,875, and the lowest, 75,136. Seven masked ruffians a few days ago en tered the house of John Conner, aged eighty one years, wbo ltve6 alone with bis wife at Catfish, a place fifty miles from Pittsburg, bound and gagged the couple, compelled the old gentleman to give up the combination of his safe, and took from it $5,000 worth of government bonds, unregis tered coupons, and over *5,000 In cash. The people were so roughly handled that they mav not recover from the shock. The State Department, In contradicting a report that Commodore Shufeldt has been sent on a special mission to China to reor ganize tbe Chinese navy, says: “As it seem ed possible that circumstances might make It desirable to renew the effort to open com mercial relations with Corea, it was deemed advisable to attach Commodore Shufeldt to the United States Legation at Peking, in order that tbe United States Minister there might have the benefit of his information and experience, should it be decided to take any further action in the Corean matter.” Henry Vlllard has obtained from the Superior Court in New York a temporary injunction, restraining the Northern Pacific Railroad Company from Issuing certain stock of the corporation under a resolution passed by the executive committee of the board of directors. Villard claims that the Issue is void under the company’s charter and under the United States statutes. He says that a fund of $12,000,000 was made up, with $10,000,000 of which his party secured control of *27,- 000,000 of common and preferred stock, thus making an absolute majority, but that President Billings cailed a secret meeting of the Executive Board together and pre vailed on them to pass resolutions directing the immediate issue of over *15,000,000 of common stock still in the hands of the company, the object being to maintain Bil lings and his friends in power. Three of the board have since denounced this action as an outrage. Billtngs took to himself 18,000 shares, and his confederates mary thousands of shares each.; An English Failure. London, March 28 —Jones & Faulkner, cotton spinners, of Manchester, have failed. Liabilities, £30,000 Street Etiquette in Mexico.— The ladies walk or ride in the streets of the City of Mexico as freely as here, but everybody goes to the Alemeda daily to ride if they are able to, or sit on the benches as at the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris, and see the others if they cannot ride themselves. It is etiquette for gen tlemen to admire and exclaim openly, “What a beautiful woman;” or, “Oh, you lovely creature,” to any pretty woman he sees pass, and the women move on apparently unconscious, but store up these “flowers,” as they call them, to recount in the evening to their friends, and really deem them very pre cious acquisitions. The Mexican ladies of the better class did not impress our party immensely by their beauty,but the Indians, men and women, were generally a handsome race, infinitely more so than our Northern aborigines.— Cincinnati Enquirer. Workingmen. Before you begin your heavy spring work after a winter of relaxation, your syst’im needs cleansing and strengthening to pre vent an attack of Ague, Bilious or Spring Fever, or some other spring sickness that will unfit you for a season’s work. Yon will save time, much elckness and great expense if you will uee one bottle of Hop Bitters in your family this month. Don’t wait. See another column. ESTABLISHED 1850. OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. Secretary Wlndom’a Argument Against an Extra Session-Dim* cutties In tbo Way of meeting the Five and Six per cents—A Change of Opinion In Regard to the Vetoed Fnudlng Bill—Tbe Power of tbe National Banks Likely to be Car* tailed—The Resumption Fund not Available ror the Redemption of the Sixes. Wishing ton, Marc a 85.— One of Secretary Windom’s strongest arguments against an ex tra session was the statement which he pre sented to the President showing the resources of the Treasury, present and prospective, and how they could be applied in taking care of the 5 and 6 per cent, bonds soon to become re deemable. After paying off the twenty-five millions of fives already called for May 81st there will re main outstanding about four hundred and thirty-eight millions of these bonds, of which one hundred and thirty millions will be of tbe coupon issue, but not longer bearing coupons for the payment of interest beyond May Ist. One of tbe problems to be solved before the Ist of August dividends fall due is the devising of some means of paying the interest on these bonds. The obvious plan of inviting holders of the coupons to exchange them for regls tered bonds, on which the interest payments by means of checks could continue indefinite ly, is inapplicable to this loan, as under the peculiar provisions of the act of authorisation the new registered bonds issued in lieu of suth coupon bonds would bear the very highest numbers and latest dates, and would thus be the first bonds to be redeemed whenever re demption began. Moreover, the holders of the coupon bonds bearing low numbers are un doubtedly perfectly aware that these num bers constitute an important element in cal culating the probable length of time that they can continue to receive interest at 5 per cent., and they are not likely to respond with alacrity to a proposal for a voluntary surrender of this advantage. Nothing remains then but to give out new bonds having coupons attached for the collection of, say, a couple of years’ interest, taking up at the same time the clipped bonds. Here again the rights of hold ers may be invaded, unless great care Is exer cised in giving to each owner new bonds bear ing the identical numbers borne by the old ones. There can now be but little doubt that the action of the new Congress as regards the disputed features of the vetoed bill would be serious disappointment to many. The banks have not gained friends by their action during the past few weeks, and, aside from any feel ing of unfriendliness, many judicious persons are convinced that the power which the fourth section of the act of 1874 gives the banks to regulate the amount of currency which the country should have, is a dangerous element in our financial system. They point to the recent sudden contraction effected by the banks that the existing law might, in some moment of resentment, be prostituted to the selfish ends of these institutions, and work ruin to tbe business of the country. It is, therefore, exc edingly improbable that any funding bill which does not carry with it a repeal of the law above mentioned can be passed. On the other hand, it is thought that the “compulsory” feature would not find sufficient support from the new Congress to secure its adoption as a part of anew funding bill. A large number of members are not in favor of selling the bonds of the government through coercion. They say that so long as it h&s not been demonstrated that it three per cant, bond can be depended upon to aUruct voluntary purchasers at par, it is not becoming, even it it is not of doubt ful honesty, to force the banks to pay par for them. It is evident that Congress, whenever it acts upon a funding bill, will adhere to a three per cent, note, and doubtless to the | length of time agreed upon at the last session. Of the hundred and ninety-five millions of six per cent, bonds, which become redeemable on the Ist of July next, forty-two millions are of the coupon issue. These are entirely devoid of coupons. It is probable that but a small portion of these can be paid off by the appli cation of surplus revenues, as the one hundred and first call for twenty five millions of fives, falls due May 21st, and this liability mortgages at least one half of the probable surplus up to the close of the fiscal year. The government is not obliged to payoff either these or the five per cent, bonds, and it is quit' possible that the holders of them would consider it a privilege to be allowed to keep them, but it is obliged to pay the interest on them, and the difficulty that is found with the coupon fives also exists as respects the coupon sixes. However, it is probable that a great ma jority of the holders of sixes would be glad to exchange them for registered certificates, such an exchange, by giving them higher num bers, insuring a longer lease of life for their bonds, as the sixes are to be redeemed in the order of their issue—that is, beginning at num ber one. The Treasury cannot take care of the sixes, as many argue, by using the resumption re serve fund for their redemption, buch use of this fund, even if it was of sufficient amount, and apart from its doubtful legality, would be a most dangerous experiment, not likely to commend itselr to the present administration, ail tne members of which have been from the outset firm friends of the resumption policy of the last two administrations. Potomac, Shaving becomes an indispensable luxury with Cuticura Shaving Soap. Cutimra (iiticura Blood and Skin Remedies. TT7HAT are Skin and Scalp Diseases but the Tv evidence of internal Humor ten times more difficult to reach and cure, which floats in the blood and other fluids, destroying: the delicate machinery of life and filling the body with foul corruptions? 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