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THE NEW. 0RLEANS DAILY DEMOCRAT.
OL. V-NO. 59. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1880. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. SACME WHISKIES. HANNIS DISTILLING COMPANY, i 18 South Front Ftreet and 143 Dock street, Philadelphia. S~L. .wn rn tta on nof our 1lber bran'i of Eight Tears Old IMPERBI&L O&B. .FAMILY NICT&II. OLD 14O5TAf, XXX, et., in thbis city for tbhe pat fourteen t In the assertion that they na not he eqaed by any oods offered In thin market. "oll bet leave to assure all our old friends that our stook of VERY OLD FINE RYE WHISKIESB, at or ow distlletlou--ranra n from 1878 to 1ee7-r- Inarer than A the Houses in New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Possess Together. l t e of thi silmple faot. OUR PERPIOT ability to continuously and satisfactorily serve - oaD, as well for the present and future us we have doue in the ua.t. is fully apparent. I. T AR.ESHIDE. 8 A RTT 1Vl SOT A WI'. BB PAPER BOOE. Press is Speaking Out on the Orinding Monopoly. Must alive Us Cheap Paper a. d Remove the Embargo on Knowledge. following extracts from editorials from Journals in various parts of the coun ghew that the blackmail levied by the MPsanfacturere of the United States all publishers Is areusing the people to and developing a spirit of resistance ppresive prices charged that cannot Ao ealieve the very best results. There be entire unanimity in this matter on ' s pat of all publishers, and the newepa I.s should make common cause and move 6i ta~ the enemy that Is trying to destroy al., by appealing to Congress for relief. 1ould not be a bad idea to call a conven 6t4Ot the publishers and send a delegation toWa4hlagton to press the matter of the re II g into its manufacture. The conven i itself might meet at Washlngton. Some S hould be done, and quickly, for the .le lrgent and needs prompt action: ;r lPlA THI PAPERu DUTIES. (Ohicago Journal.) S oment is on foot among the proprle onrt printing omces to urge Congress to the import duty on print-paper. ithe movement succeed it will serve manufacturers Just right. They v. tred into a cold-blooded combination , and If, as the result, Congress vote to admit foreign paper free of they will wish they hadn t turned the business of manufacturers into a of robbery. The Journal is oneof and most steadfast advocates of a protection of our domestic man tittt interests against undue foreign ion; but whenever these interests or them, shall take advantage of this b oe on to oppress the public by a and swinish policy of blood-suck S Jounal, for one, would urge Con Slet down the bare of protection at In order to teach them reason and de It would be a measure of punitive If the Fort 11ll now pending should Land we would not hesitate to indorse sures for checking oppressive in other lines of manufactures. etio is one thing; taking advan O prffrotection for monopolizng and ve extortion is quite another thing. EWN ptRPLEZITITl oF PUBLISrlss. " f (Buffalo Commercial Advertiser.) W.s buslnese men generally are fellolta selves upon the great advance in , ensequent upon the revival in trade. publishers find themselves. In a llemma. Duringthe period,of prose tmOtan~oid low prices many of the leading e of the country kept pace with the Sof events by reducing their rate or the else of their sheets and increase amountof matter given. This work ,-gtsfactorlly so long as the cost of ma Sremained at about the rates it has yefor years. with the "boom" in general business a remarkable and sudden advance in tos of paper and other materials used printing establishment. Ordinary has gone up over 50 per cent, fine e have advanced 25 per cont, with the olea in favorof a still further rise in o- C-oal, ink, and in short nearly all other :rtiles necessary to run a printing offloe are ihet. The result is, the publisher finds between the upper and the nether i e. He cannot adjust the price of his st..rodals to meet the frequent changes in ,. emarket, as merchants or manufacturers 41. but must maintain rates through stated '.. ,a almost regardless of consequences. t her te circumstances it can readily be Zse that a rapid advance in the price of : aterlal is not a pleasant thing for a news r proprietor to contemplate. - the effect of the general advance in al has been so great that the proprie of several Westcru papers have found it iutoly necessary to adjust their affairs to n.lheew order of things. Some have dropped their supplements to reduce expenses, and a ewhave ventured to raise their subscription The St. Louis morning papers have _d-vaaoed their rates one cent a copy. Papers 13 ether cities are contemplating a reduction i the else of their sheets where their presses SIprmBit it. n: it Is seen that the business activity .l d inflation of prices that gladdens the hearts of nearly every mechanic, merchant manufacturer only adds to the perplexi Of the publisher. The indications are that U e decided change takes place in the pOof newspaper material, particularly of iper i all of the large dailies in the country Wili ether have to curtail their size or ad ftanee their prices in order to protect them lveso from loeR NO BOOM FOR NBWSPAPERS. iPittaburg Poet.) i The business boom Is workinig hard for and already journals with mam oh diti.ons and supplements find them Sma5 rought up with a round turn at the ei coset of paper, which in some in has jumped from so30 to 50 per cent. aper manufacturers have formed a com caod mean to charge an equal rate at it. Printing paper ought to becheap Slathl vicinity of Pitteburg than Chicago, 5 lod is plenty and easily procured. i..ylhoutthe choppers have struck for higher ' es there is no sound reason for this sud Sex.trav.agant. hicrease. Some papers bMv reduced their size and others increased i prioe to meet the new demand. 'f gBASONABLE ADVANCE IN TRE PRICE OF PAPrR. tOshkcah (WIse.) Northwestern,] Ie s of paper on whlich the daily and s a re printed hss advanoed a -a half to nine oeoa per pound omaanrt. This iean atus.tq .g Wcent, nd yet,ith very 5 within the past two or three years, been re ducing their prices to their readers. The paper-makers claim that they were losing money at the old low prioes and that the cost of labor and material justified their rasle of prices, which are fixed by a strong combination of manufacturers.. They are using large quantities of bleaching chemicals, including soda-ash, on which there is a duty of $50 per ton. There is also a duty of 20 per cent on importation of foreign papers, which is nearly prohibitory. A moderate advance In paper was to have been expected, as was the case in other manu factures. But the advance is as unreasonable as that in the price of nails, which has more than douled. A practlcal remedy would be the removal of the duty on soda-ash and print-paper, neither of which need protection from foreign competion. We believe in the principle of proteqtlon to all legitimate in dustries on the theory that the consumer and producer should be brought near together, and that this country, rich in raw materials. should be independent of the Old World in all important branches of manufacture. But protection may be overdone, and without proper discrimination. The printers and pub lishers of the country should unite in urging on Congress the removal or reduction of such duties as are manifestly too high, and espe cially those which are a tax on the dissemi nation of knowledge and intelligence among the people. OFF WITI THE TARIFF ON PAPERR. (Peoria Transcrlpt.l The manufacturers of printing paper have entered into a combination to put the price of that article up beyond what regular profits warrant. At first they alleged as a reason for the advance, the scarcity of the water by which their mills are run. After awhile Jupi ter Pluvius opened the sluice-ways of heaven and poured down rain enough to flood all the streams on which paper-mills ever existed. Then the paper-makers' ring said It was the high price of the raw material and the chemi cals entering into the manufacture of paper. The raw materials sre rags, straw and wood. We have not learned that either of these articles have advanced in price to any alarm ing extent. The people are just as ragged as ever, and rags are little used in the manufao ture of print-paper. There was more straw raised to the square acre last year than ever before, and there has been no great destruc tion of American forests that we know of. As for chemicals, no such advance has oc curred as to warrant the increase in the price of white paper. Ten or twelve years ago there was just another such combination among the paper makers. Newspaper men stood it as long as they could, and then inaugurated a move ment for the repeal of the tariff on imported paper. That brought the papermakers to their senses. We are glad to see that a similar movement is on foot now. Congress man Fort, of this State, introduced a bill into the House Monday to repeal the tariff on white paper, and we hope it will be pushed until it becomes a law. The duty on paper is wholly protective in its character. Not a pound of foreign paper Is imported when American manufacturers are content with a fair living price for their products. By taking the duty of paper altogether, consumers will have a regulation that will prevent all such inordinate advances as the present. Off with the tariff I "YES, WE WILL JOIN YOU." (El Paso Journal.l We promptly join the Peoria people in ask ing Congress to repeal the tax on paper and all other articles entering into its production. We call the attention of the Hon. 0. L. Fort to this demand, which we Intend to keep up hoping to be backed by the other papers of this Congressional District. More anon. NEWSPAPERS STRTUCK BY THE BOOM. [Janeeville Gazette.) The recent boom In business has struck al most everything but newspapers, and, while nearly every enteprise is reveling In more or less of proesprity, the great newspaper con cerns of the dountry are laboring hard to save themselves from loses. When Iron advanced last year the articles out of which it was made advanced; when cotton advanced the mer chant increased the price of cotton goods, and a like rise took place of all goods, the raw material of which took a sudden rise under the magic power of resumption. But the pub lishere of newspapers have not been as fortu nate as the dealer in Iron or the merchant. It seemed to be an easy matter to advance the price of articles in the manufacture of which iron was largely used, and every body expected that cotton goods, woolens, silks and the like would increase in price with the increased cost of manufacture, but the public was not prepared to accept a rise in the price of a daily newspaper. All the materials that enter Into the making of a newspaper have advanced fully 50 per cent during the past six months, and with but few exceptions, there has been no rise in the price of the printed sheets. Following the general order of things in business generally, pub lishers of newspapers would have immediate ly increased the price of their papers to cor respond with the increased price of making the paper for the public to read. But few, comparatively, have done this. TheSt. Louis papers were the first to increase the subscrip tion rates in order to save themselves from lose& NEWSPAPER SUBRCIPnTION IRI(CES--A GEN ERAL ADVANCE IMPENDING. [New York Journal of Commerce.l If the market value of raw materials con tinues to advance every American newspaper which has reduced Its subscription price will sooner or later be obliged to raise it. The alternative will be a loss to the publisher on every copy printed. The newspapers were the pioneers in the cheap era now closed. They led the way in reductions and made far greater sacrtifoes than any of the classes of business that followed them. In other lines of manufacture and trade the lowering of price-where any occurred-was gradual and went no further than the necessity of the situation seemed to require from day to day. But the newspapers struck off from 20 to 25 per cent of their subscriaption rates at a blow. The conoeseion was too early and too liberal. It was based on expectations that have not been realized. Though newspapers were the first things cheapened, they are the last to go up to their point of true value. The cost of printing paper and of everthing that enters into the production of a journal has largly advanced. The reaction in prices extends to every other article of use and luxury. The inevitable expenses of doing businees and of living have greatly ioreased I The only thing that can now be Sbought at last year's prie the I sesper. It m nossi ble that this : heualeg remain the sole ezeeptioan a tthe rule of ivers t predatIm. 0TBeO* boldly marked Itself up to $16 a year, Inolud :ng its Sunday edition, and six cents a single copy. This advance is fully warranted by the ncreased cost of the paper it uses-stated a' 60 per cent-and the other increased expefnse of its production. The St. Louis papers are following suit. Since the causes are the salm all over the country the effects will be similar everywhere. No Journal can be expected to run Itself at a lose on every sheet issued, and no subscriber who is partaknlog of the general improvement of prices in his own bustoes will grudge the same chance of living to the ewspaper press. It la the newspaper's turn that is all. It is useless for newspapers to wait for pos sible relief from the proposed change in the tariff on printing paper and the chemicals that enter into its manufacture. Mr. Fort's bill would make soda ash, etc., free. This would be a good thing for paper makers--the present duty on soda ash alone being $5 60 a ton. Putting these materials on the free list ought to cheapen paper to the consumer. A change still more directly caloulat' d for the consumer's benefit would be the reduction of the duty on unseled printing paper, used for newspapers and books exclusively, from 20 I per cent ad valorem to 5 per cent, as proposed by Mr. Fort. Under the present tariff the importation of 1 printing paper has virtually ceased. In 1877 only $478 worth of the uns'*zd kini was brought Into the United States, and In the i year following only $1557. Paper is very bulky In proportion t Its valutre, and subject to high freight charges-a fact which tends in a measure to limit its Importatlion. In its present operation the duty is prohibitory. and ought to be repealed on general prIn- t ciples. The American paper manufacturers cannot justly complain that they have not enjoyed protection long enough and developed togiant proportions. They ought now to he able to "go alone" If ever. The friends of free trade are glad to see protection journales demanding the repeal or reduction of this paper duty. Self-interest is too strong for their principles. Like the Massachusetts a protectionists who want the duty lowered on I steel rails but left intact on the peculiar pro ducts of their own State the protection edit ors are now fighting their adversaries' battle in the most effective way. Chesp foreign paper is of course a deshldera tum for the American press, But the passage of the Fort bill is extremely doubtful, aml if adopted the effector that measure on the price of paper is by no means clear. The relief, such as it is, would be felt in only oun depart ment of newspaper expenses. There are other considerations which make a rise necessary from reductions conceded prematurely and to an extent without parallel in any other business. (Chicago Tribune.] Congress should remove the pretext of the papermakers for adding 50 per cent to the market price of unsized paper, by placing on the free list the imported chemicals ut-d In bleaching and dressing print-paper. A Wash ington dispatch to the Chicago Tribune yes terday stated that the various Ingredients on which the papermakers paid duty yielded last year the following revenues: Soda-ash. ................ ...... $500,000 Caustic soda...................... 497,000 Belting for stretching paper... 58,01.) Alum............................ rl),000 Ultramarine ........................ 76.000 Total .........................$1,181,000 Only a part, however, of this tax comes out of the papermakers, as these articles are largely used in making glass and bleachlng woolens and for other manufactures. IcIud log soap making. The placing of these In gredhents on the frea list would materially ienefit glass, soap and woolen manufacturing as well as papermaking, and to do so would be in the direction of wise protection of American industrIes, and no protectionist can object thereto if he is sincere In his professed belief. The government does not need the revenue derived from the tax on soda-ash, etc., as It Is in receipt of ten to twelve dollars a month of surplus revenue, and Congress is puzzled how to spend it. So large a surplus revenue wrung out of the taxpayers need lessly is a tempting, corrupting thing, and leads inevitably to extravagant appropria tlons and defeat of economy. Driven Mad Through Want. A correspondent writes from Corolin, Clare county Ireland, on the twenty-second ultimo, to the Freeman s Journal: "Bome time ago I was called to attend a man who had not long since had a strong frame. He told me that he was (as he then thought) on his deathbed from want, and even though I were disposed to doupt the whole surroundings plainly told his words were no lie. He did not die, but Is, for the time at least, a harmless lunatic in one of the workhouse wards. Mind, I don't mean to say for certain that one was caused by the other, having no medical evidence to justify me in this, but I cannot help thinking there may be some oonnection between them. I know another who paid in full the Novem ber rent, and unless Providence sends relief, I more than fear himself and a large family will, before a month, be in absolute want. Cases might be easily multiplied, and the 'two in which death was accelerated from want of food and fuel,' according to the sworn evidence of Dr. MacNamara, the efficient medical officer of the district, are not isolated cases." Now They Do It Ia Arkansas. [Little Rook Gazette.I There is now living in Morrillton, Conway county, this State a woman who has been married fourteen times. She Is now 65 years old, and, matrimonially speaking, she has been remarkably successful. Her fourteuenth husband is now living, but it is not known how soon he may drop off, and considering the epidemic that has raged among his predeces sors, his poaltlon is one of extreme danger. In the hall of the house whore the lady now lives there are thirteen pegs driven in the wall on which hang thirteen hats, labeled John, Tom, Abe. Bill and so on. The lady is well connected-in fact, she has been exten sively connected. She has a great many rela tives living in Conway county, and some of them are the leading men of that section. I - -----m- - -- The Little queen of Spain. Olive Logan writes that every day during her stay in Madrid she saw the King and his new wife together or alone. They drive in royal state, indeed, with outriders and escort of cavalry, and open carriages drawn by four horses. Alfonso isa dark-eyed, dark-skinned Spanish boy of twenty-eight, generally dressed in a light gray overcoat, primrose colored gloves, and tall black hat. Marie Christine is far from being a beauty. Thin to the verge of scrawniness, with high cheek bones and a great hook nose, she is as plain a young girl as one would see in a day's walk. Olive Logan feels convinced that this second marriage, so hastily contracted, is not liked in Spain. Old World tlvairles. [New York Graphic.] There is a great rivalry between the cities of Rome and Naples, or between the hotel keepers of those cities, to attract foreign tourists each to itselt and from the other. On the faintest indication thereof the Neapo litan papers are full of the cry, "Imminent "eruption of Mount Vesuvius I" Immediately thereupon the Roman papers publish articles headed, "Small-pox and scarlet fever at Na ples !" Thus one may behold in these ancient cities manifestations of the same spirit which impels Chicago and St. Louis editors to re vile each other. The increned production of railroad iron in Great Britai or 1880 is estimated at 1,700, 000 tom mad Utn Americn increase at 800,000 item. ? T.'HE EIOYAILOF THE POClAS Investigation 1hereof by Senator Kirkwood's Ppectal Com mittee. A Witness Who is Fully Acquainted With all the Oiroumstanoes-Why the Removal was Deoided on The Reason the Ponass Fi nally Refused to Go. WAsSmoarxo. Feb. 1--Senator Kirkwood's special committee. investigating the causes and method of the removal of the Ponca lIdlars from their reservation in Dakota to the Indian Territory, had, before them yesterday, 0.Eem ble, ex-army officer, and late Indian inspector. Kemble was the first Inspe.tor appolnted under Pr-lident Grant'd administration, and served tr the end o' his term Hi was the officer who was entrusted with the execation of the orders issued by the Interior Department under the act of Oonngress providing for the Poners' re moval. He was asked to state his knowledge of the circumstances which led to their removal, and the conneoti n he had with it and the tribe previous to that event. His testims ny de" veloped many facts not heretofore published. tie said he has known the Poooes sine" 152. He first knew them wheun e was an army odl oer On du y on the Si souri ,rver and after we de visited them as secretary of the Indlan ,.rrrmision of the Elaseopal Qt,urbh. Witness aooomsnnled the into Wun. Welsh and other Iri'-nds of these Indians to th-·ir agenor, and ,artialpated in the oounslis with them at this time. Their condition was destitute and on pr ,sperous during th- period covered by his acquaintance. At the time of the visit referred to tnry were divided into two bands, tull boods and half breeds, the former preponderating in nuubers and itflenoi. The lull bloods were anxious to move from their reservation. The half breeds generally preferred to remain. White Misate. Standing Bear and others of the full blrods, who subsequeutly opposed removal were then tin 1871) anxious to go. They wanted to live amoqg tieir kinsfolk, the Omahas in Nrbraska. and Mr. Welch visited the Omanhas sort endeavored to fteet an arrangement by which tue Ponas. or those who desired. conld go there, but it failed. His ntfluence at Wash bagton caused them to be placed on the "feeding IIst," for they were starving. They lived in continual terror on account of the Sioux and dared not to go over the bluff4 by day or out of doors by night for fear of them. They were harassed by Spotted Tall's Bruln Bloux; and besides this their little crops frequentl) feiled from imperfect tillage, drouth and other causes,. as Indian inspector, In January, 1877 he was summoned to Washlugton by Indian dommis sloner J. L Smith to take steps for their re moval tothe Indian Territory. He was in structed to first obtain their c nbent and then tate a dlegiation to visit the Osage agency In the Indian Territory and end -aver to negoti ate with the Osages for part of their lands. He arrived at the Ponca agency about January 22, and held three counclls with all the head chiefs and the principal men of the tribe. At the first council they were unitedly opposer to any chanae of location. Subsequent reasonlng overcome their prejudices and induced them to talk more favorably, and they finally agreed to give up their lands and go tothe Indian Territory. provided a de ea lon after visiting that Territory shoul be pleased with it. asrd be allowed to go to Wash lugton to finish negotiations. Permissl n to do so was obtained by telegraph from the de partment. but it was added that the main fea tures of negotiation must b, settled b ,fore they could visit Washintgon. leaving only minor de talIs to be arranged there. It had been partly determined in conferences with the Oommissieoner of Indian Affairs, and subseCuently with the agent of the Ponces. that it woulnl be necessary to give up their lands in Nebraska before attempting to complete negotiations for the selection of another tract. It was feared they would do as other Indian delegations had done, viz: Practice de ception on the department after putting it to considerable expense. and gratifying their cu riosity to dse the Great Father. They were then asked to consent to surrender their lands in Dakota as a condition precedent to a delega tion being taken to the Indian Territory. and to this consent was formally given in counsll, at whlobhall the head chiefs and principal men were present, on July 27. Atthispoint the minutes of this council was produced before the committee and shown to he certified by one of thechiefs present who had been the signer of two treaties between the United States and Ponces, by two interpreters. by the agent. and by a dozen other witnesses Kemble then described his visit with the dele gation to the Indian Territory. Standing Bear was one of the chiefs who had consented to give up the lands in Nebraska. When they ar rived at the Osage agency the weather became bad and the roads heavy. The strip of country bhey had seen along the route traversed was unrrepossessing, and the Ponces became heart sick and asked to be taken back to their homes. They refused to look at the Indian Territory or any part of it. and were taken to Arkansas City. in Kansas. Frm this place Kembel exola!ned the situa tion to the Indian office by telegrams, and asked further instructions. Nothing definite was received in reply, and eight of the delrga tion left him at night and started for their homes afoot. Two of the chi fs who remirned with him were the surviving members of the ilat two treaties with the Poncas. With these he went to Independence City. Kan.,the nearest telegraph station, where he was em ,harically assured by the Commissionhr of Indian Affairs, in a tel gram, that the removal of the 'oncas woul be insislted on. The committee then adjourned to Monday. ... c.. 4m . . A NEW CORBINATION. The Louisville and Nashville and Georgia Oentral Railroad Form Another Trunk Line. New Yoax. Feb. 15.-A special from Louisville says a combination has been formed between the Louisville and Nashville and Georgia Cen tral Railroads to last for five years. This will give the Lutsville and Na.shville control of every port on the South Atlantic coast exeopt Brunswick, Ga. At Savannah the railroad will connect with lines of steamers to New York and Liverpool. and it is inteuded to compete with Northern trunk lines in carrying freight from Western cities to New York. Through bills of lading will be issued to all points. Several thousand men are at work in the Louisville and Nashville aompany's shops on rolling stock, and Mr. Wadlol h. of the Georgia Central. is now in New York purchasing steamships for his lines. The Coming Presidentlal Election in NMexice. Nzw Yoax, Feb. 15.-Advises from the OCit of Mexico. under date of February 4. say: Seaor Zamacona's resieldential chances are improv ing. The MJonitor and Siglo. two of the leading journals of the republioc.~avor him. A large number of people still hope the political com plications will c, mpel President Diaz to hold over, preferring this course to anarchs. A sensational accusation has been pot in cir culation against Gen. Gonzalese. a leacing can didate for the Presidency. aund at present com mander of the largest forC.e of government troops in the republic. He is charged with an intention to separate SinolP., Sonora and several other States from the Mext'can Union, and erect a confederacy to be crlled the Bepublic of Beirra Madre. The Cost of DeLes.eps' Panama Canal Americat n subswt.lptonsa be Inavled. Nsw YTon. Feb. 15.-A Herald special, dated Aspinwall. Febru ary it. says: The engineers emPloeod b, Kb Ferdinand DeLesseps tnthe task or srveytr the site o1 the proposed canal 0and sanre lr4 the t est f i to-da is.eatheir r r', . .e muai aio.ul favor . .i +,+:-+. ..... ;+:;:: 3+::.+ + .+l on'ar inviting Amerloan suheerlitions to the value of half that amount. The w 'rk is to oo on.y elsht years In its aooompllishment. The .olls are oaleulated at fifteen franc per ton. DIRSCONTEN'F IN DENVER. The First Labor Agitation-Formation of a Trade' Assembly. Duavh. Feb. s.--The city at present is under gotug th" first labor salgtation of its history. A geseral feeling of disoontent has been maui fated among laborinq men and others fora sv eral months Njast. The Woralog elae.ss have been gradually forming unions, until twenty ben or#g nil ione nave been perfected. Tnue comprise urinters. carpentrs, plumbers, brick and stone masous, plasterers. cniar-maters. barbers, cooks, waiters, locomotive engineers and firemen, blacksmiths, et The different nnions held a mass convention Saturdsy nlaht. and took steps to orgslae a trades assembly. whloh It is claimed will constitute a votint strength of 190 The meeting was enthneiastlo and ord-rly. It was addressed by Brick Pume roy and others. Among other schemes the workilomsn have on foot is that of starting an afternoon paper. A Deetrnletivoe re ln CaleagS-L-si eW sae e,**. to Omrcaoo, F b. 15 -A destructive fire occurred re last nglah in the Empire warehouse building used as a orah use for dry g ,ods. liquors and d bondi goods. The 1( sese are estimated as tol lows: Walla-e & Kloagmen. nrodm-n. $150.oo: 00 Ohapiun& ,v liqutor4. is eo0: FIald. Lerter ge bO,.. dry g.+oo.t0ooo00; J, V FPerwll & Ou., dry qgede $7,00o: Whaeo Bros. $15,000: and a on number of smaller ioMee. The Insurance on ood s is n ,t known but it Is thought to cover the lose for the most part. tut lamages by Prenhrts In Kentacky atn o Ohioble. OwormxA'lt . Feb. 1s,-Tldings of severe looses thi by the rice of streams in Ohi, and K'n'noky 4 have been recetvrd Tke Ohio river role a v enteen feet here on Ratnrd y. Frankfort. Ky.. wees in darkn es 8turd*r night, all thegae works belng under water The uutbhern Rall road was conuld-rahly damaged a'8omerset, K.. Thedam .aen Murnmford-vllle. Ky..proper. on from the OVefliw of Green river amounts to P10.oo0. Mille. dw iIInge and railroads have been swept away along Green river and in the pi neighborhood h tie araassing assila. Baesses. F b. is -The Russian organ Le Noro says: The system of inoivementto provo ottion in respeot to Bselss has never had such on full play as now In L md.mn everything seems to be done tBat is oalonlated to harass Russia co and stir up public oplnl,n against her, both t. W covert offcial denunciation and by sensational telegrams, the inventions of the journals. lubscriptlois for Irnse Relief ln Canada n Lo-NDO. Oat., Fob. Is.-The committee re calving sub orlotions toward the Irish relief fund report that they are meeting with great suoonses. The Irish Benevol-nt 8lcety intend It. soli.Flong dq nation, of grain, etc.. from neigh. I' boring farmers. wnich will be carried free by thi the steamers of the Dominion and Beaver qu lines. kit Increase of Wages In New Hampshire mi M1lli. si MAwoax.rTx. N. H., Feb. 15.-The Amoskeag. Manchetur and btark corporations will In- be crease the wages of employes from March 1. co It is understood the increase will be from a to on it per cent. It is stated that the Derry Mills will take similar an ion. tri ýýý- ~~----- tol Union Men Proseribed by Cincinnati Cigar Ia Manufacturers. OrwotmxATI. FPb. 15. -Toe leadinl cigar man- oi1 ufarcurers of thit oity have united to requiring emoploy-A not to hold memb'rship in the Otgar Makers' Union. This action will lock out about 1000ooo who are members of the union. Death of a Prominent Maeon Clergyman. I MAcoo. Feb. 15.-Rev. F. M Kennedy, D. D.. sp editor of the bouthlern Christian Advocate, and a prominent aitizan of this city. died this morning from a stroke of apoplexy. aged 47 years. th -----------Hk ----. The Death of a Murderer. do PoIwrsourT. N. H.. Feb. 15.-Frank 1illlng. ham,. murderer, died this forenoon from the effect of a pistol shot wound. which he inflicted pL immediately after killing his aunt. ar amseLnedwer's mat. si: [Burlington Hawkere.] lea Mr. Ramechneider and his friend August Fifemacher, were out walking and Mr. Ram schnelder was boasting of the intelligence of his dog. "'ee here," he said, "I place my hat here in thls fence corner; I conceal it under the brush TI and dried leaves. We will now walk on. We t pass down the lane, we geturnen this corner, Pt we stroll by the woods. I send Bisemarok back for my bat. See, my friend, he compre hends me. He files through the woods, he speeds down the lane, he disappears around the corner. Presently be will back gekommen before I have time to catch cold in my head." It was true, as Mr. Ernest Ramsechneider had said. The intelligent dog, readily un- re derstanding what was wanted, sped down di the lane and flew around the corner to get I the hat. But he did not get it all the same, w for just as he flew around the corner a wary though not an effluent tramp, who had watched the circus Irom afar, was in the act of appropriating Mr. Itamachnelder's new bat unto himself and when the dog got up In short range he fired a clay-cold clod as hard Pi as a door knob at that faithful animal with a al force that knocked a howl out of him as long as a clothes line and sent him wailing and weeping back to his astonished master. And o0 when Mr. Ramschnelder and his friend hastened to investigate they found under the brush an old hat that had lived in fi more ash-heaps than you could count in a ri week, and so greasy and forbidding in its h general appearance that Mr. Ramechneider ft wouldn't touch it with his cane. Far away, tl beyond the distant fields, they saw the sun- ti light shining on Mr. Ramechnelder's five- b dollar hat, and the tramp of the dusty high- p way was jogging along under it. But Mr. t Ramsachnelder walked home bare as to his t head, which is of the bald, baldy, and he t hasn't got out of bed yet with the cold he c caught. d hNec fabul docef that when you stake the instinct of the canis against the cheek of a e tramp, you can just bet multum pecunics the coaie will be left. -- ---.- --. --.4 - she Didn't LIke Him. [Philadelphia Times.] Miss Emma L. McDuffey was the young and sprightly daughter of Elsbury McDuffey, of Shelbyville Ind. On last Friday morningR saac M. Hendricks a young man, but not so well off in the world's goods as the Mcuuffey family, caUed in a sleigh to take Miss McDl out for her tirst sleigh ride of the winter. Mits Emma told her mother that she hated to go with that person awfully but if she didn't people would think her proud end.so there now. She went. At 'Squire Vllam SBmith's, a half hour later, Isaac and Emma were married. Mrs. MoDuffey refuses to com. promise. _ Another Chansm to be Bridged. [Houston Telegram.1 SThe railroad sitation in 'eouth Texas I grows interesting. It is safe to venture to t assert that Laredo will be s railway termi I nus before two years, and Iexico and Texas be linked by iron ties that will bridge over the chasm left by the w ar of 1835 and the - battle of San Jacinto. d A Long Dream of Love. 5 Thetown of Band.olph N. Y basbeenithe sceue of a romanac whloh, in pout of faithful neo on the part, of the woman Is _enu¶l to that I ag wl.'oamt au a tge c vIs, was her girlhood betrothed to a young man II in Ohio, and shortly beforethe day set for nuptials he was taken suddenly Ili and Miss Knight, on hearing the news refused believe it, and has remained faithfal to all these years in the vain hope that he Wood return and claim her as his own. THE COLONEL'S EXrPuIIMENIT. How His Quiet Little Game of Euchre Wits His Wife Resulted. [Detroit Free Press. There are some folks who think it awftl wicked for husband and wife to sit down gether of an evening and play oards, wigus others oan't see where the harm comes In. "Why," said the Colonel a few days a when the subject of card-plavino was undber discussion, "does any one pretend that amy wife and I can't play a few games of euobuW without disputlng and arguing and mad over it? Loafers can t, perheps,but wt could play for a thousand years and nsevw have a word-yes, we could." The others shook their heads In adubia way, and the nettled colonel walked Stralgt i to a stationer's and bought the niiet peek ý could flHd. That evening, when his wife wa ready to sit down to her fancy work, he pro duced the cards and said: "May, I was told to-day that you and couldn't play cards without disputing getting into a row. Darling, draw up neriw 'Dearest, we will not have a word of die pute-not one," she replied, as she put away her work. The Colonel shuffled away and dealt mna turned up a heart. "I order it up," she observed, as she looked over her cards. "I was going to take Itup, anyhow," growled the Colonel as his chin fell, all his other ar belng black. "Play to that," she said, as she put dowm the joker. "Who ever heard of anybody leading out In lmps?" he exclaimed. "Why don't you lead out with an ace?" "0, I can play this hand." "You can, eh? Well, I'll make it the sickoa play you ever saw! hia t took all the trick eh ! Well, I thought I'd encourage you a ll tie. Give me the cards-it's my deal." "You dealt before." "No, I didn't." "Why, yes you did I We have only played one hand.' "Well, go ahead and deal all the time if you want to. I'll make two off your deal anyhow. What's trumps?" She turned up a club. He had only thO nine-spot, but he scratched his head, puk ered his mouth, and seemed to want to order it up. The bluff didn't work. She took it up and led an ace of hearts. "No hearts, eh I" he shouted, as she trumped It. "Refuslng suit is a regular loafer's tot I'll keep an eye on you ~ Yes, take i that-and that-and all of 'em I It's mighty queer where you got all those trumpet Stocked the cards on me, did you I" "Now, dear, I ilayed as fair as could be and made two, and in make one on your deal ]' skunk you." "I'd like to see you make one on my deal" be puffed. "I've been fooling along to e@8 courage you, but now am going to beat you out of sight. Diamonds are trumps." She passed and he took it up on two small trumps. He took the first trick, she the neat two, he the fourth and when he put out hI last trump she had the joker. "Skunked I skunked I" sheexolaimed, Aask. clapped her hands in glee. "You didn't follow suit !" "Oh, yes I did." "I know better You refused spades!" "But I hadn't any." "You hadn't, eh? Why didn't you havealny I never saw a hand yet without at least oel spade in it !" "Why, husband I know how to play cards." "And don't I? Wasn'tI playingeuehrewhe you were learning to walk! I say you stocked the cards on me i "No I didn't! you are a poor player; yoU don't know how to lead r' "I- -,I ,why,maybe'mafool,and maybe I don't know anything, and so youeaa play alone and have all trumps every timne)" He pushed back, grabbed his paper, wheeled . around to the gas, and it was nearly thirty six hours before he smiled again. Neverte' less, no one else ever had a dispute over cardl. etabned la see s16 6. [Manchester Union.l There is treason in the camp down hi Maina The Portland Advertiser calls for the nomina tion of Lot M. Morrill, of that State, for Via President. As President and Vice Fresldeat cannot both come from the same State, this is a decided stab In the back for the plumell knight. The Coming man. [Pittsburg Post, Dem.] Ten to one are offered that Washburne will receive the Republican nomination for Preau dent. He is the pet of the Germans sad Grant, and as the field will be against Blainl we look upon Washtburne as the coming mam. Plucky but nec JIsereet. (New York World.] Mr. Parnell, in his war with the newepaper press of America, reminds us of the memor able contest that a bull, presumably of the purest Irish breed, had with an express trata. We are free to admire his pluck, but we have our own opinion about his discretion. Chattanooga Dispatchk: Rumors come to uw from one or two points of the existence had ravages of the army worm. In the neighbor hood of Sweetwater, as Col. Yearwood in formed us a few days since, they had made their appearance in vast numbers and at tacked the wheat crop savagely. They may be confined to a limited sphere and do com paratively no harm. The trouble is they kill the roots of plants, and here is the danger of the wheat crop. Ordinarily, nipping it off at this season of the year does not affect it seri ously. Many farmers pasture it, and are nOWt doing so, but itwill still come up and do well Not so when to army worm invades it. It is effectually destroyed. It is probable that the Virginia Legislatu. will be unable to finish the business before it during the present session, and that a called session will be held. The length of the sem sion is not limited, but the salary is limited to $860. It is thought that the Lesislature will adjourn during this month, as themem bers are allowed $18( for the called seeio,, and can thus defeat the spirit of the law rEng. ulating the salary. Af fdavits have been sworn out char( i the daily newspapers of Wheeling W . ., Swith Sabbath desecration by employinlg w, 1 men on Sunday, in violation of the State law.s SThe law and order party say they will fight to the bitter end, and have employed detet tives. A bill is before the Virginia LeglAtesanre amend the criminal law so as 'to Incled razors in the act in which concealed weapooc a are defined, and to make it a mleedmesaor to ) carry a razor habitually, the perzalty of whe.t I- shall be a fine of $50. hl ha" b e_ e There have been presenteA to the city of Chattanooga two pieces -o property on the river bank, including 200( feet of river tro.n age to be used for a wiarf, with the _spriA understanding that no taritf are to beabuId Ie on freights landed there. - e n .-beH_---e it The Speailards have a proverbe that Ap - ly ercia k gi ct ink wartef SACId [ dk 1: davt +p~r· ·.