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CANTON, MISS., SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1876. NO. 24. I aaril -uli UaiiMut aft tha mim ritM And Oltlssesxa. roV O AMERICAN CITIZEN. CURRENT TOPICS The Committee on Expenditures in the War Department, on the 39th, ex amined Lawrence Harvey in reference to statements made by . him, that in 1866; While he was Assistant Doorkeep. er of the House 'of Representatives, he paia to representative (now, Speaker) Kerr $450 to secure the appointment of one Augustus T. Green as Lieutenant in Uie Army. ; Harvey made oath to the above statement, giving full; (detail l the j.. . aU$fed , trajiaactipn.t .'Mr. Kerr, npon oath, denied every material tatement made- by Harvey.- and Green testified that he had no knowledge of Harvey's having paid: money to Kerr to has appointment, -i : Other wit- are to be examined. Harvey is - now a clerk in tb Appraiser's Office in New York. ' Acoordingtthe Associated PreM dispatch; leading ' Republican . members freely expressed their disbelief la his story-' -i'-'J -'-" 3 .:(-. Caft NTcaxBsON - aid-de-eamp for Gen. Croofci telegraphed a the 29th from Fori Fettehkrftnt "AU the young warriors have left' Bed Clouf, going north to-join Sitting-Ball, leaving their families to be protected at the Agencies. Capt.'Eagan encountered over 600 of them going north. ' ' Indications are that Uenv crook and others will have to con tend against the whole war force of the Siodx. . -Gen." Crook's'' command" left Fetterman this ' morning. " . . Advices from all sources confirm accounts of Indian" atrocities which, are growing more rrequent everjF day. ,,u ; y ' s IhsTBicT-A7-roRjiKr Dnn, of St. Louis, telegraphed fo the Commission er of Internal Revenue on the 29th, that he bad obtained judgment npon all the bonds pf all the , distillers arraigned for violation of law jum) forfeiture of prop erty 'in that district, including that claimed by the basks, which will amount in the aggregate to , nearly 91,000,000. Tbx eity of Quebee was visited by a disastrous fire en the SOth. bv which the larger portion of the suburb St. Louis was destroyed. The number of ! houses trained was about 1,000, and the total Inaa vfll nmhuMv aYntuxt t OOa 'i 000v " The burned district was mainly occupied by 'the poorer classes, who will be great sufferers by the'conflagra- 1KB Buitaa ox turkey, -Abdul Aziz, has-been : Joroad to abdicate, and the .heir presumptive, Murad Effendi, pro claimed his soocessor.' The revolution wis accomplished oa the SOth, without bloodshed, and seems to be cheerfully acquiesced m by nearly all 'classes. It is believed that the revolution will be the means of bringing about a peaceful solution of the vexed Eaatern question, I which has so greatly bothered the Great Powers. ' . , The Iowa Republican State Conven tion was held Des Moines en the 31st. The platform adopted, favors the grad ual resumption of specie payment. The delegates chosen, are nearly -unanimous foiBlaine, and they were instructed to cast the vote of the State as a unit. Tax alarjland delegation to the St. Louis Convention will probably cast its firsVvQt for Senator, Bayard;, further than this .the preference of the dele gates is not known. . The State Conven tion adopted hard-money resolutions. ' . !" -' -' . i;t J ' t 1 ? ' ' ' - Tfl Tennessee Democratic State Convention,; held en-: the Skst, adopted resolutions, against Inancial oeatrae tioav and lor. the- repeal of the Resump tion act. ; The delegates to St. Lonis Piter Cooper has conditionally ac- epiea vne nomination tor president tendered by the National Independent Convention.' In his letter to the Presi dent of the Convention he says s . . tThlle I most heartily thank the Conven tion for the great honor they have conferred upon me, kindly permit me to say thai there ia a bare poaaibility, If wise counsels pre vail, that the sorely needed relf from the blighting effects of unwise legislation rela tive to tha finances, which the people so earnestly seek, may be had through either the BepabUean os Twioeratlo , party, both of tneaa meeting in National Convention at an aarly day. It la unnecessary tor me to assure yon: that,- while - I bava o aspiration for the position of Chief Mag istrate of this great Republic, I will moat cheerfully do what I can to forward the In terasts of my country. -1 therefore accept .yeur womwiaHosi conditionally, expreasiag the earnest hope that the Independent party may yet attain its exalted aims, while per mitting bo to step aside and remain In that quiet which is moat congenial to my nature and my time of life. (Signed) Peter Coofzb. A vikt sensational .feature in tha Blaine investigation occurrea on me 1st, j when a witness named Mulligan, of Bos-1 ton, gave an account of an interview with Blaine, at the request of the latter. oa the evening previous, upon which occasion Blaine supplicated witness, for the sake of his wife and children, te deliver np some letters written by -: him (Blaise), ' which witness had in his possession, the publication of which he (Blaine) said would ruin him (Blaine) forever. , Witness . allowed Blaine to take them, nnder promise that he would return, them, which he after ward refused to do. While this state ment was being made, air. Blaine sat opposite the witness and exhibited con siderable mirth at his. recital, particu larly when Mulligan said he (Blaine) bad threatened to commit suicide unless the letters were given up. Mr. Blaine, at the conclusion of Mulligan's evi dence, said that the letters in question were some private letters, in no wise relating to' the subject nnder in vestigation, and -that Mulligan's evi dence as to his threatening to commit suicide, etc., was unquali fiedly false. The Chairman of the Committee then asked Mr. Blaine to produce thslettersfor th perusal of He committee, with the understanding that they should not be made public unless they were pertinent to the matter un der investigation. , Mr. Blaine said for the present he would decline to accede to the request of the oommittee, until he had consulted with his lawyers. ' Mr. Blaine again appeared before the Sub-Judiciary Committee on the 2d, and read a statement from his conn. sel, Jeremiah S. Black 'and Matt. Car penter, to whom he had submitted the letters recovered by hijn from the wit ness Mulligan.' " They say that they have examined , all the letters in ques tion, and find nothing in theni bearing at ail upon the case now pending before the committee, and they advise Mr Blaine to assert his right as. an .Ameri can citizen, and resist to the utmost any attempt to take them from him. Blaine then- informed the committee that, in accordance with his legal advice, he would decline to produce the letters or memorandum of their contents. It is stated that a Grand Council of the American. League, a secret political organization, was recently organized in Philadelphia, in which 21 States Were represented by two delegates from the Grand Council of each State, and- that committee was -appointed to call a National Conference to meet at Phila delphia, on the 19th of July, to act upon - nomination for President and Vlce-President.'!-f A delegation was ap pointed to attend the Cincinnati and St. Louis Conventions in the interest of the League, and it was resolved to issue an address calling upon all Americans. to vote in favor of Americans ruling America, and for the Bible in the pub lic' schools without compromise. The conference adjourned to meet July -4, at Boston-,, ., - , ; i The public debt statement for May places the total debt, principal and in terest, at 92,213,616,216, less $110,295, 114 cash in Treasury, snowing a reduc tion during May "of $4,617,515. f The cash in the'. Treasury is represented by 66,624,766 in coin, $9,285,708 in cur rency, and $34,385,000 in special de posits..' , ,',', , ' . ::i . The lightning express- train which was advertised to make the entire run across the continent in 84 hours, left New York at I at m. on the 1st, and ar rived in San Francisco at 9.25 a. m. (local time), on -the ,4th,'- having ac complished the feat in 26 minutes less than the ' time specified. ' No ac cidents eccurred during the trip to delay tfce train" for more than a few minutes at any time, and some astonish ing bursts of speed were made, in sev eral instances quite long distances be ing made at the rate of more than a mile a minute, . The excursionists were greeted with' a national salute upon their arrival in San Francisco, and af terward were serenaded and banqueted. The reported, massacre on the Black Hills ' route of Col. Stone's Cincinnati company fortunately- proved untrue. They arrived safely, at Custer City and were not molested by the Indians. It is officially announced from Con stantinople that the late SultanAbdul Aziz, committed suicide on the 4th by opening' the ' veins of his arms with a pair 6f scissors." " ' ' , . . PERSONAX, AJNX POUTTCAX. The Louisiana Republican State Con vention was held oathe Ust The dele' gates to the Cincinnati Convention are un instructed. , ,, ; ti Secret art Cameron was sworn in and assumed control of the War Depart, meat on the let, and Secretary Taft at the same time took possession of the Attorney General's office. Secretary Robeson appeared before the House Committee oa Naval Affairs on .the 1st and explained at length his account with A. G. Cattell Co. He also made a general andV specific dental of the various charges made against his official integrity. . The' Virginia and Alabama State Conventions, to nominate delegates to the -National Democratic Convention, were held on the 31st. The delegations are nnln structed, and their preferences are not known. TilB President has nominated Alex ander P. Tutton for Collector of Customs at Philadelphia- ' r' The Minnesota Democratic State Convention elected a Tiiden delegation to the St. Louis Convention ' and adopted a hard-money platform. Vermont sends a Tiiden delegation to the St. Louis Convention. Abdul-Aziz had : $100,000,000 in hard coin laid away for a rainy day; but tha money was aelzed by his rebellious sub jects and be himself thrust into the prison from which hla successor, Mohammed Mu rad Effendl, had Just been released to as sume the throne. Hon. S S. Burdett, of Missouri, Commissioner of the General Land-office, recently tendered his resignation, on account of ill-health. From Washington he went to Philadelphia and New York, and was last aeen alive at the As tor House In the latter city, on the 13th ult. It waa rumor ed that bis dead body had been found In New Jersey, but it proved to be a ease of mistaken identity. Mr. Burdett's friends fear that be has committed suicide. Florida sends a Blaine delegation to the Cincinnati Convention, only one dele gate being opposed to him, and he Is for Conkling. Sentence wai passed, on the - 2d, upon a number of the convicted members of tbo New Orleans Whisky Ring, as follows:' John Henderson, rectifier, 10 months' Im prisonment and $6,000 flne;W. G. James, storekeeper, 16 months' and $1,000; Otto H. ! Karslendlk, rectifier, IS month' and $2,000; John R. Beaies and Was. M. Todd, store keeper and gauger, 16 months' and 2,000; Edward Febrenbac-h, distiller, 13 months' and $1 ,000. Imprisonment to be in the West , Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville.--; I Sentence was passed, on the 2d, upon a number of members of the St.' Louis j Whisky Ring, mostly rectifiers and distil lers, who pleaded guilty to the indictments found against them. Throe were R. W. Illriel, Louis Teuscher, W. R. Jonett, L. G. gutnlan, Benjamin Quintan, W. H. Wadsworthand Boll man & O'Hara. The pn, da,f imprUonratnt, wdtpiii- in ruih mu u-n. vi nmk . The House Committee appointed- to investigate Federal expenditures in Louisi ana, began taking testimony, at New Or leans on the 1st. Mr. James Gallatin, son of Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Thomas Jefferson, died recently in Paris, aged 80 years. He was a man of very large wealth, and for many years a New York banker. ' Col. Stone, of Des Moines, is the Republican candidate for Congress in the First towa District. : -- JlTDGE Pierrepont, our new Minis ter to Great Britain, will leave New York for England on the. 22d. - '.' J. A. HoltzclaV, late Collector of Atlanta, Oa. , Is reported a defaulter to the amount of $13,000. - ' The New York Bar Association has investigated the ' charges made against Charles O'Conor, impeaching his conduct as counsel for Mrs. Forrest In her suit for divorce, and decides them to tie utterly with out foundation. Hoar. Behjamw Morah, Minister to Portugal, for 32 years occupied in the Gov ernment service abroad, will soon return to bis home in Philadelphia, his feeble state of health compelling him to seek rest. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. The gange of the Delaware, Lacka wanna and Western Railway waa changed on the 28th between Hoboken and Seranton, a distance of 146 miles, in 12 hours, about 2,000 men being engaged in the work. Narrow-gauge trains are now running over the entire line, from Syracuse to Hoboken. Announcement was made on the 29th of the following important business failures Louisville Anderson, Hamilton ft Co., and Krnuth, Ferguson & Co., pork-packers, and Swarlngen Biggs, whisky dealers; Chicago S. G. Hooker Co. and W. H. Slaughter Co., .arovision dealers; 8t. Louis Jackson , Pfouts A Douglas, whole sale grocers. , (. ,, . . A general cutting of through passen ger rates by the East and West trunk lines was. inaugurate J on the 28th. , An official inquiry into, the origin of the Salonica outrage shows that the American Consul was absent when the Bulgarian girl arrived, and that his brother sheltered her one night. ' ....-. , The war between Guatemala and San Salvador hi ended. ' The President and Yiee-presMent of San Salvador have agreed to abdicate and abide the result of another election.-'-' J ..-i-i- ;-. i It is now believed that Winslow will be surrendered by England to our Govern ment, aa soon aa some way can be seen tor doing so gracefully, . ,.,, Tuesday May 30, was generally ob served throughout the North as Decoration Day..., .. ,., . . ... Ten . thousand . Knights-Templar marched in procession in Philadelphia on the 1st, commanderiea from nearly every State In the Union being present. ' The Chicago Grand Jury, on the ltt. returned indictments against nine County Commissioners and ex-Commissioners, and against a number of contractors, the whole being charged with conspiring to tie fraud Cook County. The evidence is said to show the existence of a most unscrupu lous ring which has fleeced the county out of large sums of money. - . Preliminary work upon the projected tunnel between England and France has been begun at Langatte, France. . . . , , The British steamship Rita, drawing 16 feet 5 inches of water passed through the Eada Jetties on the 1st, outward bound;- at full speed; and the Morgan line of steamers will use the Jetty channel exclusively here after. - The Court of Claims has decided to appoint a Receiver for the Hot Springs property, ' in Arkansas, on behalf of the Government.' He Is' to collect rents-equal to the amount paid by "the occupants of the buildings at the time the land was declared Government property .. -' A tank containing 21,000 barrels of crude- petroleum was struck by lightning near Oil City Pa., on the ad. It immedi ately exploded, -and the flames communi cated to another tank containing 23,000 bar rels, all of which was burned. The loss was about $100,000, The graves of Confederate dead were decorated at Louisville on the 3d, and also in Arlington Cemetery, D. C. There were no public exercises in either place. ' FOBTT-FOTJRTM CONGRESS. In the Senate', on the 20th, it was decided, by a vote of 37 yeas to 29 nays, that the Senate has Jurisdiction over the impeachment of Bel knap, and it was ordered th&t the trial be opened oa Thursday next. All the Democrats, with the exception of Messrs. Eaton and Jones (Florida). voted that the Senate has - Jurisdiction, and they voted that it has not, on the ground taken in their re spective arguments, that, nnder a strict eon slructiou of the Constitution, Mr. Belknap waa not impeachable. - The Bepublicans who voted with the -Democrats ..were Messrs. Ed munds, Bornside, Simon Cameron, Dawes, - Hitebeook, Mitchell, Sargent, Sherman , Wadlei;h and . Wright In the House, the Tariff bill was nnder consid eration, and Mr. Keuy spoke in opposition to it. Mr. Kasson asked the Chairman of the Commit tee on Ways ami Means whether he intended to bring the Tariff bill to a vote at this session. Mr. Morrison replied that he would like to bring it to an e- riy wote. and that it would depend oa the business of the House whether be would do so He did not now anticipate that it would ba voted on. He, himself, should yield to Appropriation bills, and if there was time af ter they were diaposed of be would ask a vote on the Tariff bill Mr. Goodin, from the Commit tee on Public Lands, reported a bill proviuing for the sale of tha Osage ceded lands, ba Kansas, to aotual aetUers. Passed. To-morrow being Di-coratian day, both Houses adjourned tin Wednesday. In the Senate, on the 81st, the bill in rela tion to the Japanese indemnity fund was passed. In the House, the majority report of the Committee on Rleetlons, In the case of .-pencer vs. Morey, of Louisiana, declaring Spencer en tiUed to the seat, waa adopted without division. In the Senate, on the 1st, the Impeach ment matter was taken up and Mr. Whyte sub mitted an order that the accused be ordered to plead farther, or answer the articles of impeach ntent within ten daya from this date. Mr. Car penter addressed the Senate in opposition to the order, ara-uina: that the reoent order of the Sen ate waa not- valid, because it had not been adopted by a two-thirds vote, and claimed mat every senator aiso wno voten against juris diction would be bound to vote not guilty on the final vote. Messrs. Lord and McMahon replied on behalf of the Managers, and urged that the trial rood. The matter was nnally put over un til Tuesday next In the House, the bill to promote the efficiency of the Army and to pro vide for its gradual reduction, and consolidate certain of its staff departments, was considered and passed. In the Senate, on the 2d, the bill making appropriations for the legrielaUve. ezecutiveUnd Judicial expenses of the oovernmentforthe year ennina-rftinesu, 177, and for other pnrpones, was taken up. Mr. MorriU (Maine). Uiairman of the Appropriation Oommittee, spoke at length against the reductions in Uie bill made by the House. An amendment proponed by the committee, restoring Uie salary of Heprescntattves to .".,(J00 per annum, instead Of Ss.lOU as proposed in Uie House bill, was aareea to. uuier amendments restoring- the sal ariea of omoera and clerks of the Senate and House, etc., were also agreed to In the House, some pmgrasa was made with the Indian Appropriation Olll. In tbe Senate, on the 3d, a bill was Intro duced and pnasedyea-i 80, nays s auUiorizing the President to appoint a commission of five persons to visit the Sioux Indiana as soon aspoa 1 Ui reiuujuuhsMal of um JUaek lulls, aad outer i shim;, lur uie purpuae ii ueKuiiit.niK wim uieiit iw wise for the preservation of peace; and appro- priating 1 S -"'O.O 0 to pav the expenses of the com mission and to collect the Indians in one plaoe for conference; any agreement made or treaty negotiated to be confirmed by ongreas. The Appropriation bill was Uien taken up and the amendment restoring the salary of the President to f "e.i-ju from and after March 4, 187, was agreed to yeas, 31 ; nays, 10. Other amend ments restoring salaries of clerks, etc. , were also agreed to In the House, the Indian Ap propriation bill waa under discussion in Com mittee 01 tne n note, nut waa left unnnianeu The Turkish Revolution. London, May 81. The Standard? Vienna dispatch says : Accounts of the revolution in Constantinople are very conflicting. A majority of the reports. however, agree as to the following par ticulars: The Ministers assembled Monday afternoon at the residence of the Grand Vizier and discussed the state of public affairs. They concluded that, unless some remedial measures were adopted, a universal rebellion and general collapse of State would result. A resolution was adopted embodying these views, and a petition to the Sul tan was drawn np, praying him to abdi cate in order to save the country. The Sultan received the petition with affect ed composure, and said he would con sider the matter. On Tuesday morn ing there was a great stir in the streets. The trade guilds, firemen, water-draw ers, and water-carriers, beaded by Softas, formed in procession and marched to the Sultan's palace, unop posed by the military, who were appa rently unprovided with orders how to act in case of such an emergency. Dur ing its progress tbe procession was in creased by thousands, the palace was guarded by mounted police, who did not interfere with the crowd, although the cries were raised of Down with Abdul Aziz," "Vive Murad." In the meantime Mnrad, having been released from his own house, to which he had been cunfined by the Sultan, was con ducted to the Mosque and saluted as " Sultan Murad the Fifth." While this was happening it was suggested to Ab dul Aziz that it would be prudent for him to remove with his four sons to the old Seraglio. He complied, and was escorted thither almost speechless. Missouri Democratic State Con vention. The Missouri Democratic State Con vention, held at Jefferson City on the 31st, adopted the following resolutions : 1. Fidelity to all the nlbvisionsof the Consti tution of the United States. 2. The rjeroetual anion of the Suites, with local self-government to every section. 8. 1 ivil service reform and the restitution of the test of honesty, fideiity and capacity aa qual- lumuuiu lur puunc omce 4. Retrenchment and economy in the Federal. State and municipal administrations; easing the burdens oa labor by the reduction of offices and taxation. 0. a-XDoawe and aneedv nnnishment bv nenal laws of corruption and peculation in tbe aumiB istratiott of public affairs. s. Private use and appropriation -of pnblic funds by official custodians saeans embezzlement and robbery, official accountability exacted and enforced by better administration of the civil and criminal law. 7. Free schools exempt from all sectarian con trol ; a free press accountable for abuses to civil and criminal laws. The preservation of the nublie faith and credit, and honest payment of the public debt. v. rnac we are in lavor of tne repeal of tne Resumption Act of January. 1875. but inasmuch aa the National Convention of the Democratic party is to be held within the neat thirty days, we deem it inexpedient t adopt any resolution respecting the currency or finances of the coun try, nut refer the same to such convention, hereby pledging ourselves to support its plat form and arive It the electoral vote of Missouri fur its nominee. The Democratic party is the party of the Constitution, party of re form and party of economy. Jf intrusted with the administration of he Federal Government. - it will hold to be a pressing duty to restore full and perfect equality among the Statra against tbe aggressive usurpa tion of centralized power, re-establish the moral power of the Government and eliminate crime as a common characteristic of political life; that the present deplorable condition of morals and busi ness interests of the country are the resuitof cor rupt and partisan administration, and that re form is absolutely neoeasary lor the relief of the people and preservation of tbe Government, and that this can only be done by a change 01 Administration. The delegates to the St. Louis Con vention are divided principally between Tiiden and Hendricks; with a majority said to be in favor of the former. Mohammedanism in China. Mohammedanism is making very rapid strides in many of the distant provinces of China. Not only, too, is the religion itself spreading thus sud denly and swiftly, but the Chinese fol lowers of the Prophet appear ripe for an insurrection, and it is feared that the entire provinces of Kansuh, Shensi and Kweichow may ere long be in a condition of open revolt. It is reported that Tso Tsung-t'an, their Governor, is in severe straits, and threatens to re sign his command unless he receives very considerable reinforcements with out delay. Tso is a man of great abil- ty. He is not only courageous as a soldier, but an ezcellant tactician, and fully competent to direct military opera tions. He labors, however, under the grievous disadvantage of bad weapons not gingalls, or barbarous bows and arrows, but inferior, in fact condemned, rifles, explosive firearms, and almost non-explosive gunpowder. It is bad policy on the part of the Chinese Gov ernment to permit a large and valuable army to be so wretchedly provisioned with the munitions of war. A Female Husband. Extract of a letter from a gentium an in Scotland to his friend in Virginia : I will now tell you of two young wom en who had been disappointed in mar riage, and being intimate they revealed their minds to each other, and resolved to live as man and wife in some place where they were not known. They drew lots to decide which should be the man. The one on whom it fell assumed the name of James Han. They then set out on their journey, and at last came to Epping, leased a house there. and kept an inn. They had a servant, but each performed the duties belong ing to his or her station. They traded honestly, gained a good deal of money. were well respected, and lived together 31 years, until at last the wife died, when tho discovery was made. James Han served in all the offices of the place except constable, and had been often foreman of juries, and was to have been churchwarden if the discovery of her sex had not been made,'' WIT AX1) WISDOM. Thieves will not hesitate to rob citizen of his good name. In Provi dence, they have been stealing door- plates. The Boston critic who said that Anna Dickinson had a " bad whine" has changed his boarding-house 13 times since he said it. " The reporter's delight" is the name of a hew toy just out. Any boy can get up five or six runaways with it in half an hour. . When Prince Bismarck was asked his opinion of the hard times in Germany he replied: ."Too many men holding chairs down too many folks too proud to work." Frte Press. iTwas Lord Houghton who, when a ladyj more beautiful in her own eyes thaikj those of the world, was boasting that she had hundreds of men at her feet, remarked in an undertone, " Chi ropodists." An old Baptist minister enforced the necessity of differences of opinion by argument : " Now, if every body had been of my opinion, they would all have wanted my old woman." One of the deacons, who sat just behind him, re sponded : " Yes ; and if every body was of my opinion nobody would have her." While her mother was washing the dishes a Troy young woman got up from her New York Ledger and wrote My heart, my heart is breaking And the sun my bead ia baking, But a hope ia aof tly waking. That I shall yet be loved. The Presbyterian General Assembly has resolved for the fortieth time against promiscuous dancing." We have no ticed, with pain, that the Presbyterian girls do not dance promiscuously They pick out the good dancers and the fellows who part their hair in the mid dle. Good-standing in the Sunday- school and pious anxiety to be easy and graceful count for nothing. Chicago Tribune. , A fashion exchange remarks that 'jabots are very rich, and have little bits of lace and. silk for trimmings We do not think ourselves that they are at all healthy at this season unless thoroughly boiled, and most people find that bits of lace and silk lie heavily on the stomach. People who ar fond of jabots ought to know that turnips, with little onion chopped fine, are much better for trimmings. Somebody left a small volume of Shakespeare at the depot yesterday, There was no name in it, but as the margin was marked with such com ments as "crudely expressed,'' "plagiarized from Veda," " no soul,'' "see B. W. E. for same thought," and a slip of paper with directions for knit ting woolen stockings was in it for a book-mark, the depot-master at once forwarded it to Boston. Norwich Bul letin. A youmg gentleman in one of the rural districts of this State, who is evi dently in the pursuit of knowledge un der difficulties, writes ; " When I put on a new suit of clothes and call on a young lady I never know wnat to ao with my hands. Pray tell me what shall I do with them?" Our experience that if you will put one of them around the young lady's waist it will be no trouble whatever for the other to take care of itself. Louisville Courier Journal. Riches. We would all like to be wealthy ; yet the man born to a fortune is not so hap py as the man who has the ability to make one. Unless filled by some ab sorbing pursuit, life is a blank. Any profession which rewards a man for ex erting his faculties to the utmost is in the long run a source of the greatest pleasure in life. AVealth, alone, does not bring happiness. Jehnson once observed, after looking at the house of some very rich man, that all this wealth excluded only one evil poverty. The remark may not be logically accurate, but it points to a substantial truth. Downright want of food or clothes, ac tual physical suffering caused by pover ty, is an evil so great that no other serv ice which can be rendered by wealth is equal to that of removing it. After a certain point of relative comfort is ob tained, wealth becomes a burden. Ev ery dollar added to one's income gives less pleasure than the preceding dollar, for the simple reason that we naturally spend our income on satisfying our most pressing wants. As one by one we have stopped up every avenue through which discomfort approaches, we have to tax our ingenuity to discover new modes of positive gratification. As the human faculties are limited, this becomes difficult, or even impossible, ex cept at the price of making ourselves slaves to our wealth. Of course, if a man chooses to muddle away his for tune in almsgiving or gambling, there is no income of which he may not easily disburden himself. We are simply inquiring how much he can judiciously spend upon his own com fort. The list of physical pleas ures is very soon exhausted. A man has but one palate and one pair of hands. . Even if he wore a new coat every day, he would soon find that an old coat is far more comfortable ; and tbe most skillful cooks will admit that dishes only become very expensive by being out of season, or by useless ex travagance. A house of moderate size is as comfortable as a palace ; and a few thousands a year will provide the best of dwellings in good situations. When a man has as good a house as he cares to inhabit, as good wines, meats, and cigars as he cares to consume, as many books as he can read and as many pic tures as he can enjoy, as much hunting or fishing or traveling as he can find time for, and can see bis friends as of ten and in as much comfort as be chooses, he has all the happiness that wealth can give him, even though he be the owner of millions. An Incident In a Quiet Family, Yesterday morning Jonas Jackson, a quiet and law-abiding colored citizen of Detroit, rolled out of his downy couch at 6 o'clock, having planned to do couple of hours' work for a neighbor before breakfast. His wife is lame, and he consented to light the fire and put on the tea-kettle for her. She promised to have breakfast all ready at 7, and turned over and dreamed that she was captain of a base ball club. Jonas as sisted the fire with a little kerosene He has used kerosene many months for this purpose, and no newspaper item headed "Another Fool Tries it," could ever raise his hair. He placed the can on top the stove, after pouring a quan tity of oil on the wood, and he was just . 1 .. .i. . . , i 1. .1 tun uivwuar iaj guuu wiu leave it, bucie, with the bottom getting hot before he had his coat on. There is nothing in dreams. Mrs. Jackson lay there dreaming that she was a rhinoceros in a traveling museum of living wonders, and that a red-head ed boy was feeding her gingerbread. Just as he was handing her the biggest "hunk" of all the sound of an explo sion opened her eyes. The kerosene would have exploded just the same if she had dreamed that she was a sacred cow from India, or if she hadn't dreamed at all. The neighbors, heard the explosion, and they saw some one come out of the window some one who looked just like Mrs. Brown. Fire followed her, and if she hadn't rolled on the grass and turn ed summersaults in the mud the colored people of Detroit would to-day be ask ing when that funeral was to take place. Jonas reached home on the run, and through his own heroic exertions saved a large horse-radish grater and a wash- dish with three rags run through three holes in the bottom. The neighbors threw in enough water to float a canal boat, tore his bed down, upset his stove and walked on his dishes. Jonas had several theories regarding the fire : " It may be dat it was friction," he explained to the crowd, " and it may be datsunthin' blode up and bust its biler, but de sensible opinion is dat de kero sene can biled over and raised all dis yearthly row." Detroit Free Press. Poetical Shoes and Stockings. Miss Grundy" writes from Wash ington to the Detroit Free Press : Some weeks ago allusion was made to the notice given by a shoemaker in Brussels to a customer in Washington that he intended making four pairs of shoes on her last, No. 121, for the Ex hibition, and each pair should repre sent one of the four seasons. How he proposed to do this was a mystery un til the shoes ' arrived, and now I must give the readers of the Free Press an idea of the poetry it is possible for an artist to put into shoes and stockings. Such stockings as those about to be de scribed, one can imagine, might say to the striped hose of last season, a bos. Spring is represented by shoes em broidered with tiny spring flowers ; tbe straps across the low shoes have knots of pleated Swiss muslin. The white silk stockings accompanying these are embroidered with wild and garden flowers. Summer is denoted by shoes on which are squares wrought in straw on a blue ground, bordered with ears of corn and field flowers skillfully embroidered. The stockings are silk of the hue of the skies in summer, embroidered with flowers to match the shoes. For autumn the shoes are of dark stuff, embroidered with dead leaves, and garnished with knots of a peculiar shade of green velvet, the shade of leaves in process of decay. The stock ings of brown silk are embroidered with garlands of dead leaves. Winter is suggested by shoes each of which is made of the whole skin of a little ermine, the fur of the animal out side, of course ; the head is placed on top of the slipper, near the toes, in such wise as to appear to be resting there naturally, thus giving a material signifi cation to the oft-quoted lines of the poet : "Her feet beneath her petticoat. Like litUe mice, crept in and out." The stocking above this winter shoe is ef dark brown silk, artistically em broidered with a little tree destitute of leaves, the branches of which are cov ered with snow, and this tree is sur rounded with other trees with leafless branches. The artist who conceived these luminous ideas for the adornment of the dainty extremities of women thus writes of his work : " I do not need to express the difficulty which was pre sented by the execution of this group of shoes ; it was necessary to be original without discarding the rules of good taste; to characterize each season suffi ciently without falling into eccentricity, without overcharging the feet with an accumulation of symbols." One would imagine the genius which made a study of this embarrassing subject scarcely less of an artist in his own estimation. havinir conquered the difficulties, than is a painter or sculptor. A Boston Boy on Fish. Fish lives in the Atlantic Ocean, Buz zard's Bay and some in Charles Biver. When they are small they are codfish, herrin, and sioh ; when they grow np they are whales. Whales is very use ful; they sometimes swaller a whole ship and all the crew. The fat of whales is biled out, and made inter keroseue oil for gaslight. Their bones is made inter whalebone for ivory pianner-keys and dominos, also for horn-handles for jack-knives. I wish a whale would swaller my school and all the teachers. Fish is always eat Friday. I hate fish ; there is two many bones to pick out when you eat 'em. I rutiier cat a paper of pins fried in lard. A whale could lick all the boys in the Harvard Gram mar School. Could lick thunder out of 'em and make 'em look sick, and don't you fergit iv, Love and Limburger. Some months ago, a youth in this or some other city took a fancy to a maid en fair, and began to be polite to her. He met her when he could at parties and that sort of thing, and occasionally he called-to see her at home. She liked the young man, and smiled sweetly when his name was mentioned. He was Augustus, and she was Mary Jane Augustus wasn't worth a sent financial ly, but he had a capital of hope that surpassed the treasures of the Fourth National Bank. Mary Jane bad a father whose name was Jones. He didn't fancy Augustus, and didn't like to have him spooning around Mary Jane. But he was a shrewd and sensible old duffer, and he knew, if he raised his voice in opposi tion, that Mary Jane's liking would be strengthened into regular- red-hot, diamond-pin, flat-footed love. So he kept still and pondered, and then he hit on a plan to smash the courtship of Au gustus into smithereens. At the boarding-house where Au gustus lived, there lived also two youths of his age and sex, who were as full of mischief as a caucus is of seekers for office. So Papa Jones went to them and unfolded his plans, and offered them $10 apiece to bring it to a suc cessful end. Within a week they had the money, and this is how they earned it: Augustus was to call on his Mary Jane that evening, so of course he put on his best clothes for the occasion. Half an hour before he went to his room to dress his friends went there and took his best coat from the ward robe. They ripped open the lining be tween the shoulders and put inside a couple of very thin slices of Ltmburger cheese. You know what that is if you have any familiarity with German beer- halls. Augustus dressed and started for old Jones's house. He changed his seat two or three times in the street-car, and, when lie reached the doorstep, he turned again and again, like a dog about to lie down; but 'twas no use. He usually occupied a seat on the sofa, at Mary Jane's side ; but that evening she was inclined to dignity, and occupied an arm-chair a couple of yards away. She went twice out of the room to dip her handkerchief in Cologne-water, and the second time she brought the bottle and offered some to Augustus. After he had gone home and changed his clothes, one of the boys took him out to walk, while the other restored the coat to its former condition. He examined it very carefully before he went to bed, and naturally discovered nothing wrong, except the scent of the roses which lingered there still. But when, three evenings later, he again visited Mary Jane, the trick was repeated. Old Jones had takh care to hide the Cologne-water and everything else of that character, so that the of fense of the Limburger could not be condoned. The fair maiden stood it for J half an hour, then she fainted and called for the old folks. She was borne to her room, and Augustus was sent home. Next morning he received a highly per fumed note (white-rose was the odor it exhaled) .which told him that for the fu ture they bad better be friends only ; and, the next time she met him, she hoped it would be in the open air, and she would try to keep to windward. Chicago Tribune. Obscure Men Happiest in Wed- - iock. No woman will love a man the better for being renowned or prominent. Though he be the first among men, she will be prouder, not fonder ; as is often the case, she will not even be proud But give her love, appreciation, kind- and there is no sacrifice she would not make for his content and comfort. The man who loves her well is her hero and her king. No less a hero to her, though he is not to any other ; no less a king, though his only kingdom is her heart and home. It is a man's own fault if he is unhappy with his wife, in nine cases out of ten. It is a very exception al woman who will not be all she can be to an attentive husband, and a very exceptional one who will not be very disagreeable if she finds herself wilful ly neglected. It would be easy to hate a man who, having bound a woman to him, made no effort to make her happy ; hard not to love one who is constant and tender, and when a woman loves she always strives to please. The great men of this world have always been wretched in their domestic relations, while mean and common men have been exceedingly happy. The reason is very plain. Absorbed in themselves those who desire the world's applause were careless of the little world at home, while those who had none of this ego tism strove to keep the hearts that were their own and were happy in their ten derness. Alabama Baptist. Ostriches for the Million. Mr. A. Douglass, an English settler in the Cape Colony, Sdttth Africa, com menced experiments about eight years ago with six ostriches. He has now about three hundred on hand, having sold eighty-five. Each bird eats about twenty pounds of vegetable matter per day, and the net profit from the sale of birds and feathers is Btated at $125,0U0 in the last four years. The cost of the beginnings of the experiment is not given. The birds are hatched by arti ficial means, and the process requires forty-two days. In natural hatching one egg in ten fails ; in the artificial process one in twelve. The work of raising ostriches for their feathers has also been commenced in California. The enormous profits tempi experiment, yet changes of fashion may on any day make even ostrich feathers of little value. Whenever any one who chooses may command a plume, ostrich msy degenerate into hen's feathers in fashion able estimation. fhilaelphia Ledger HERE AND THERE. Now fat men hunt cane-bottomed chairs, unbutton their collars, and fan themselves with a bandana handker chief. SOMKBOPT who wishes to break up the medical profession proposes to ap pend to every death notice the name of the doctor. Thkbx are 20,000 unmarried women living in Philadelphia, which confirms the report that the city is one of broth erly love-. Ladt Smith, widow of Sir James E. Smith, once President of the Limueaa Society in England, is 103 years old. and in perfect health. Thkt are pulling down the Old South Church and no Bostonian is considered sympathetic who goes home without a brick in his hat. At Hamilton, Ontario, last week, a Miss Stewart recovered 9700 damages from a lover who forsook her after an encasement of 26 vears. Although the prosperity of Egypt almost depends upon the cotton crop, yet Egyptian cotton that used to sell at a shilling a pound in Liverpool, now only fetches seven pence. Sixteen hundred young women in Cleveland are pledged not to assosiate with men' of tippling habits. Other cities have large numbers of women who have made the same vow. The latest device of the circulators of advertising cards is to place them in envelopes inscribed: "To the lady of the house For your life do not open . this before eight minutes past 8 to night." A queer thieving mania has recently " aeveiopea in tieorgta. nr ltntn tne past month scarcely less - than a dozen , , ..r . , . . i churches have been burglarized and the pulpit Bibles stolen. Thb honor of the best Centennial joke must be accorded to Dom Pedro. On learning the number of revolutions of the great Corliss engine per minute, he said, "That beats our South Ameri can Republic 1" "Snowshoe Thojcpson," the man who, for the past 20 years, has carried tbe mails over the Sierras every winter at times when the roads were blockaded with snow, died recently at his home in Alpine County, Cat. UAnaia wumiii iguiw. uu catcher of San Francisco, persists in wearing male apparel, though she is regularly arrested and fined. Do the Californians really expect a young lady to catch frogs in a, pull-back ? . A touno man named Wilson, while suffering from typ oid fever at Evans- ville, Ind., experienced a very severe pain in the head all night and when morning came was permanently cross eyed. Although the camel has the most beautiful eyes of all quadrupeds, it boasts of ugly teeth and a vile temper. Two unsuspecting keepers at the Lon don Crystal Palace lately found this out when a dromedary suddenly attacked them, and tore the ankle joint of one out of its socket, so that the foot had to be amputated. A kan is seen daily on Broadway, New York, carrying a square pasteboard box 'on top of a pole, on two sides of which is printed, " Shame on you ;" on the third, " Beware of the devil and his wife Rum and Tobacco," and on the fourth, " Shame on you, men, to en courage poor women to sweep our dirty streets with their dresses, while multi tudes of deserving poor are starving." A keeper at the lunatic asylum of Ar'mantieres, in the north of France, hearing a noise in the room of an unfor tunate gentleman who was confined in a strait jacket, went to see what was the matter. As he did not return, others w. nt after him, only to find his dead body in the middle of the room, and the maniac, freed from his strait jacket, trying to devour him. He had already bitten one of his ears off. The following specimen of English pure and undented is from the Loudon Times : "A doctor was lately summon ed to a cottage at Harwood, in Teas dale, and found a bey in need of his services. Put out your tongue, said the dootor. The boy stared like an owL 'My good boy,' requested the medical man, let me see your tongue. 'Talk English, Doctor,' said the mother; and then, turning to her son, she said : ' Hop peri thy gobbler, and put out thy loliker. The boy rolled out his tongue in a moment." Mrs. Willing, of Chicago, obtained an interview with the Emperor of Bra zil, and took with her three companions. One of the latter, falling into a fit of loquacity, said she had always been anxious to meet the Emperor, because a relation of hers resided in his domin ions. With his usual politeness, the Emperor inquired where this relation lived, and was told "in Valparaiso.' He then reminded her that Valparaiso was in Chili. The effect of this blunder was so terrible that the literary ladies were unable to recover their spirits, and they retreated hastily to repair damages. Men armed with iron claws fight like wild beasts in Baroda, India, the King offering prizes and witnessing the brut ish contests. They are first intoxicated with bhang, an infusion of hemp and opium, to inspire them with sufficient courage. Frenzied and singing, they rush at each other, striking, wrestling, and using the iron claws, until one or the other is wounded beyond further fighting. Rousselet, in his " Travels in India," describes a contest in which one gladiator showed symptoms of fright and a desire to run away, and the other turned to the King to know whether he should relent. "Strike!" the King shouted, and the head of the defeated fellow w& soon torn and bleeding.