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r -( K4-- I "l imi - I 1 1, " urn '' "! T-fTiTiTrir-TT i i , - - "I" I !. THE TOLA REGISTER. VOLUME XII. IOLA, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, DECEMBER 20, 1878. NUMBER 52. E! CURRENT EVENTS. Count Eulenberg, in the Prussian Di et on the 9th, delivered a speech which caused much excitement, and was the cause of universal comment. The Count, in advocating the declaring of Berlin in a state of siege, said the Govern ment wa3 in possession of information of an important character, which could not, at present, safely be made public. All that could bo said was that the Gov ernment believed in the existence of a secret revolutionary organization, bent npon the overthrow of the King dom and of the Empire, using assassina tion as its weapon, and working in the dark. The people of Berlin should make up their minds to trust the Gov ernment fully, to give it the extraordi nary power for which it asked, and not to shrink from the temporary sacrifices which they are called on to make for the extirpation of the wicked and mis guided men who sought to bring on a reign of anarchy and ruin. Accounts on the lOth.of a storm at the East give it as one of nnprcccdented serverity, excepting, perhaps the fresh ets of 18G9. In Massachusetts the vil lage of Westfield was submerged, and property destroyed to the value of $750, 000, but fortunately no lives were lost. At Huntingdon an iron bridge was car ried away, and miles of railway 'track destroyed. At Philadelphia the wharves were overflowed, and cellars flooded, and railroads connecting with the city damaged considerably. The Barrett suspension bridge at Port Jervis, N. Y., was carried away, the Delaware River at that point being higher than for years past. Up the Hudson River the damage was also great. In the vicinity of Rondoutand Esopus property was destroyed to the amount of 50,000. Twenty-five bridges that cross Millbrook, between Mineville and Port Henry, were swept away. Between Rhinebeck and Poughkeepsie 10 canal-boats lay against the railroad track. AtBingham ton the waters of the Susquehanna and Chenango were higher than they were in 1805, and families had to be removed from their houses in boats. Among other places flooded were Harrisburg, Wilkcsbarre, Northampton and Scran ton, in Pennsylvania; Trenton and Lain bertville, in New Jersey ; Hampton and Plymouth.in New Hampshire, and Brat tleboro in Vermont. The Kansas City Price Current says that packing operations at that point continue very active. The receipts of hogs for the week ending last Saturday were the heaviest ever had in the mar ket and of improved quality as compar ed with the week previous, though 9 pounds lighter than the corresponding week in 1877. The total number of hogs packed to December 7 shows an increase of 46,619 hogs, but a falling off in weight of 16 to 20 pounds to the hog from November to December 7. 1878 Number of hogs, 67,119 ; gross average weight, 26,802 pounds. 1877 Number of hogs, 20,500 ; gros3 average weight, 28,422 pounds. At Stockton, Cal., on the 12th, Rams trotting and Sweetzer pacing, gave an exhibition for a purse of $500, with $500 added if Earns beat Goldsmith Maid's time, 2:14 J, the best time ever made in the State. Rarus trotted the first mile in 2: 16i. A running hprse went with him the second heat, which Raru3 made in 2 :14l. The track was fast and in good order. A reception was given on the 12th by the New York Press Club to Mr. J. M. Keating, editor of the Memphis Appeal, in recognition of his heroic conduct during the yellow fever scourge. The club room was crowded. Mr. Keating briefly responded to the welcome ex tended by the President, J. B. Wood, and speeches were made by Algernon S. Sullivan, Chauncey Depew, Peter Coop er, Rev. T. Dewitt Talmage, Thomas Kinsclla, Father Lillie and others. In the Houso of Commons, on the 12th, Sir Stafford Northcotc, replying to the inquiry in reference to his statement that the Russian Envoy had left Cabul, said he had since been given to under stand that only the Russian Envoy, not the Russian Mission, had been with drawn from Cabal. He declared that England had not acquiesced, and would not acquiesce, in Russian interference in Afghanistan in that or any other form. A special to the Advertiser from Bom bay says Afghan officials have arrived in Gen. Browne's camp from Jellala badand invite the British to advance to Cabal and establish a new Government in consequence of a general rising against the Ameer. m A dispatch from Dakka says that it is reported the Ameer has blown the com mandant of Ali-Musjid from a cannon's mouth. Queen Victoria is reported as being seriously ill. 9 The officials and notables of Jellala bad have arrived at Dakka, to tender their submission and service to the British. The news from Cabul to the 14th rep resents that the eight regiments of the Afghan infantry there have shown a disinclination to fight. A correspondent at Vienna states that a majority of the Committee of Eight een appointed by the Reichsrath on the 10th inst., to consider the treaty of Ber lin, are favorable to the treaty. Governor Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, whose leg was amputated a few days ago, was reported, on the 13th, to be convalescent. The following have been nominated Postmasters by the President: Geo. R. Blocker, National Military Home, Ohio; Milton B. Deshong, Ashland, O. ; Geo. J. Langsdale, Greencastle; Wm. A. Noble, Monroe, Mich. ; John Parsons, Black River Falls, Wis.; Benj. Wright, Charles City, Iowa; Chauncey G. Haw ley, Girard, Kan. i The conflicting testimony of the offi cers of the Army in favor of the trans fer of the Indian Bureau has materially changed the opinion of several members of the committee on that subject, and it is intimated that the report which they had prepared for transmission to Con gress, which favored the transfer, will be greatly modified. October returns to the Department of Agriculture did not materially change the aspect of the wheat crop as fore shadowed by the monthly reports of its condition. December returns, includ ing estimates of yield per acre, confirm and somewhat enlarge previous esti mates. A computation of all returns shows an aggregate crop of about 425, 000,000 bushels. The cotton crop of 1878, in round numbers, is 5,197,000 bales, allowing 450 pounds to the bale. The Legislature of South Carolina.on the 10th, elected Gov. Hampton to the United States Senate. The vote was taken separately in each House, as re quired by law. The Senators who were present 29 in all including the Re publicans, voted unanimously for the Governor. The House, with the excep tion of two members, also voted for Hampton. The exceptions were Messrs. Miller and Simmons, colored members from Beaufort, who voted for E. W. M. Mackey. The scene in the House was impressive. A letter was read from Gov. Hampton defining his position, saying he was not a candidate, but that the oflicewas neither to be sought nor declined. The Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt, Princess Alice of England, died tt 7 :30 the morning of the 14th, of diphtheria. The Grand Duchess was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria. She was born April 25, 1843. Her father, the late Prince Albert, died Saturday, December 14, 1861. The Princess was in a state of unconsciousness from 2 :30 a. m. until the time of her death. The House Committee on Appropria tions on the 14th agreed to recommend the appropriation of $450,000 for ex penses of fast mail service. The Com mittee also completed the Indian Appro priation bill. It appropriates $4,710, OOu, $57,000 less than existing law. Judge Durham was authorized to re port an amendment to Senate bill pro viding for the purchase by the United States Government of the Freedmen's Bank, and appropriating for the pur pose $275,000. The amendment reduces the sum to $155,000. Express companies doing business between New York City'and the West have agreed upon a new schedule of re duced rates on west-bound freight, to take effect January 1. The new tariffs per 100 pounds, as compared with pres ent rates to some of the principal cities, are as follows : Xew Present Cities. Hate. Hate. Chicago. ... ..$- 50 4 00 St. Louis 3 00 0 00 Cincinnati 2 00 3 60 Columbus 1 To 3 00 Terre Haute 2 75 3 50 The classification of packages and run ning time will remain unchanged. It is officially announced that on Jan. 1 the Baltimore and Ohio express rates to and from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other points reached by that company will be the same as those recently made by the other companies. Paris dispatches report that Count SchouvalofPs accession to the Ministry of the Interior will inaugurate a regime which shall give effect to the constitu tion the Czar instructed the Count to draw up while at Levadea. The Spanish Cortes has passed the bill authorizing a loan of 250,000,000 pesetas. Earl Ferdinand Gutzkow, German dramatic poet, is dead. MINOR NOTES. It is reported that Jerry Little, famous in the Breathitt County (Ky.) vendetta, has been killed. Little, tt is said, was the worst of all the outlaws. He received during his life thirty-odd wounds. It is related that upon being wounded three times, and while lying apparently dead, an enemy approach ed, and holding a shot-gun over him poured the contents into his face. Little then prop ped his lett arm up on a log, and as the man who had shot him moved away, he fired a pistol at him. The ball passed through his body, causing instant death. Six miles north of Memphis, on the 9tb, John Harold, a desperado, was shot and killed by JoeDcvinney, whose life, and that of his brother, Harold had threatened. Ham, the notorious Texas land-title forg er, has compromised with the State and been sentenced to fire years' imprisonment. The contractor for raising the Grosser Kurfuerst has signed a contract to raise the Pomerania. Chief-Justice Monahan, Attorney-General during the Irish troubles of 1848, is dead. William Johnstone, formerly clerk in the Saline County Bank, at Marshall, Mo., ar rested in Scotland, was examined on the 10th on a charge of forgery, and held for extradi tion. President Alcantara, Chief Magistrate of Venezuela, died on November 30, and J. Xuitterez, Chief Justice of the High Feder al Court, is acting President. Two negroes, Henry Jackson and Henry Martin, who had entered the house of a poor old couple, Charles Slocum and wife, at XebrasKi City,and strangled the old man, ravished the wife, and robbed the house of $3.75, were taken from jail by a mob of 300 men, on the 10th, and hanged to a tree. Secretary Sherman has appointed Wm. Stretcher Chief of the Loan Division of the Treasury Department. C. E. Coon, of the Loan Division, succeeds Stretcher as Assist ant Chief. Col. B. Jlaumier was elected President, and Dr.Ewelti Vice-President, of the Swiss, Confederation for 1S7J. Advices have been received from Mogador that a terrible famine prevails there; deaths, 25 daily. King Humbert is advising with Signor Depretis concerning a new ministry. The French Chamber of Deputies adjourn ed sine die on the 12th, after empowering Grcvy to summon them to meet in the event of necessity. Gustav Kouland, French statesman, is dead. A dispatch from Pesth, the 13th, says the British Consul at Sofia confirms the report that 20,000 Bulgarians have fled from the Valley of Strumza, in Macedonia, to Bulga rian territory. This leaves no doubt that the Turks have mastered the Macedonian insurrection in that quarter. A correspondent at Berlin says a Russian exploring expedition from Fort Vernoye, was fired on by Cninesc troops and compell ed to return. A Walla Walla, Washington Territory dispatch says the trial of Indians charged with the murder of Coggins, near Pendle ton, Oregon, in the late war, has been con cluded at the latter place. One was found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged January 17. The other two were discharged. A di-patch from Omaha says two men named Ketchum and Mitchell, accused of stealing stock, and who recently killed a herder named Stevens who was trying to ar rest them, were on Tuesday night, the 10th, taken from the Sheriff of Custer County and his posse by a mob of armed men, who tied them to a tree and burned them both to death. By the explosion of a boiler in the Taylor cotton-press in Galveston, a few days ago, a truck-man named John Parker was killed and the following were wounded: W. II. Brown, assistant engineer, back, legs and head; Ed. Brown, his son, head, back and chest; Henry Hammer, face and head. A man known as " Harry," the butcher, was struck with a spike, and Andy Boyd was hurt in the back. It is reported low water in the boiler was the cause. Xear Brandon, Texas, on the 10th, two warm friends, Joseph Love and Green Wood, got into a quarrel, in which Wood shot Love, killing hira intantly. A 9-year-old boy named John Washburn, shot and killed another boy named Bennic Ballon, for whom he had taken a dislike, near Troy, Texas. The young murderer lied, pur sued by the Sheriff, and was captured near AVaxah'atchie, 100 miles distant. A few days ago, some Chickasaw Indians met in Panola County, Texas, for a dance. The constable of the county, named Colbert, was present to preserve order, and disarmed all participants. This was accepted as an in sult by a young man named Kemp. A short time after, when leaving the house, Colbert was shot in the breast, receiving a full load of buckshot fired by an unknown assassin, supposed to be Kemp. Colbert fell, and immediately expired. At midnight of the 13th posses sion of the Denver and Bio Grande Bailway passed into the hands of the Atchi-on, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, and orders have been given directing the employees of the Den ver Boad to report to the General Manager of the Atchison Boad. A Louisville Jury in the case of George Washington, a negro, who horribly out ragod Frances Otte, a white girl, aged 11 years, using a knife to accomplish his pur pose, in October last, returned a verdict of guilty, on the 13th inst., and affixed the penalty of death by hanging. Short & Forman's extensive printing office at Cleveland was badly damaged by fire on the morning of the 14th. The loss on stock is probably $30,000, and as near as it is possible to estimate the loss on machinery, etc, is $20,000, making the total loss about $50,000. Insured. Maria Little, colored, was found dead in her cabin, seven miles from Shelbyville, Tenn., on the morning of the 13th. She had been horribly murdered, it is supposed, by negroes, two or three of whom were arrest ed. She was supposed to have possessed powers of witchcraft. Gov. Hartranft on the 14th reprieved till January 11 the Mollic Maguires, Jas. Mc Donnell and Chas. Sharpe, sentenced to be executed on the 18th inst., at Mauch Chunk. A Minneapolis dispatch says Porter Guernsey ,'aged 15, son of a porminent drug gist, and Florence Wyckoff, aged 10, daugh ter of a Presbyterian clergyman at Lake City, while skating together the evening of the 14th, were drowned. The bodies were recovered. Pryor Jones and Smith Jackson, colored, were hanged at Bastrop, Texas, on the 14th, In the presence of 3,000 persons, chiefly ne groes. They were charged with murder, and died firmly. Four negroes were taken from Jail at Lake City, Fla.,'by a masked mob, on the 14th, and two shot dead and one fatally wounded. The fourth escaped. They were charged with an attempt to burn the mills at Mount Carrie and of beating the Super intendent's wife and forcing her to give up $300. Frank Lantry, aged 20, was stabbed and killed in attempting to quell a disturbance in a drinking-saloon at Dallas, Texas, the night of the 15th. In a negro den at Louisville, on the lGth, Archer Meyer, colored, was fatally cut with a razor by another negro. Charles Fouke, a young man from Green ville, III., is missing from the steamer Gold Dust. It was supposed that he had been thrown overboard by a colored roustabout. A negro named East was accused of horse stealing at McDade, Texas, and was taken from his cabin by masked men and riddled with bullets. The wife of Oliver Huston has been ar rested at Delaware,'0., charged with pois oning her husband. A young man named William Asburg, of Robertson County, Ky., committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a rifle on the 15th. Daniel Standifer, of Comanche, Texas, is accused of killing his wife with strychnine. A. K. Jackson was killed by O. A. God frey with a beer-bottle in a saloon at Groes beck, Texas, on the ICth. FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. In the Senate, on the 10th, Mr. Wallace in troduced a bill providing that subsidiary coin shall bo cxchangable for trade dollars at the rate of 100 cents for each of said dollars, and they shall forthwith be rccolnedinto subsidi iiry coin, and thu gain, if any. may bo made uso of by the Secretary of thoTreasury to pay the expense of sending subsidiary coin to such persons or bunks us may desire tho same. Ueferrcd. Senator Allison, from tho select committee to inquire into the charges against Stanley Matthews, submitted a reso lution requesting tho Houso to transmit to the Senate a copy of the testimony of James E. Anderson relating to ScnatorMatthews, ta ken before the House Committee. Agreed to. Mr. Morgan made a speech favoring the bill relating to Presidential elections In tho House.the Yellow Fever Epidemic Committee and appointments to flit vacancies in other committees were announced by the Speaker. The Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation hill, after consideration in Committee of tho Whole, passed. Tho salaries ot the Ministers to England, France, Germany and Itussiu, reported in the bill at 515,000, was. by a vote of '.is to 91 put back to the present fig ure, $17,500. The amendment to Increase the salaries of tho Ministers to Spain, Austria, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and China from 510,000 to 512.OC0, and the amendment provid ing for Ministers to Belgium and the Nether lands were defeated. Tho Xaval Appropria tion bill, substantially the same as that of last year, utter bclngdlscusscd in Committeo of the Whole, passed without a single amend ment. The request of the Senate for a copy ol Anderson's testimony was complied with. Adjourned. In the Senate, on the 11th, a resolution calling on tho Secretary of War for a state ment as to the arms and equipments Issued for uso byofllcersof the Treasury and Inte rior Department of Justice, where such arms are now, and whether any of them have been sold, was agreed to. The resolution submitted by Mr. lllalnc in regard to tho in quiry us to whether at tho recent elections the constitutional rights of American citizens were violated, etc., led to an animated de bate, participated in at great length by Messrs. Blaine, Thurman, Lamar and Ed munds, the resolution being finally laid aside and consideration resumed of the bill to amend the Patent laws In the Ilou-e. tho only business of importance transacted was tho passage of the bill reported last year from the Committee on Commerce to regu late inter-Mate commerce, and prevent dis crimination by common carriers, tho vote standing 139 to 110. The bill makes it unlaw ful for any person or persons en gaged in the transportation of property by n railroad from ono state to another, or to or from any foreign country, to receive any greater or less amount of compensation lrom ono person than another for like and cotemporaneous services. It also makes it unlawful for any person so engaged to allow any rebate or drawback on shipments made by them, or enter a combination with another carrier to pre cut the carriaso of property from being continuous, and prohibits the pooling of freights. In the Senate, on the 12th, the House bill to correct the enrollment in the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill relating to Hot Springs passed, and also the Fortification Appropria tion bill and the amendments of the commit tee increasing the appropriation for tho arm ament of sea-coast fortifications, from $125, (Oi to r 0,000, and for tho preservation and repair of fortlflcatione from 5KO.00O to JJuO.oOO. It was agreed that avoteon the Ed munds bill, in regard to counting the elec toral vote, bo taken to-morrow. Tho House bill mnking appropriations for the support of the West Point Military Academy, nfter be ing amended in some unimportant particu lars, pa--ed In the Home, a resolution providing for a recess from De wmber 20 to January was ndopted. Tho bill repealing so much of tho Civ 11 sun dry bill as appropriates $39,000 for the claims of Charles P. l.erkert, late Indian Agent at tho Poncagcncy, passed. A substitute for the Pension Appropriation bill, after being di-cusscd in Committee of the Wholc.passcd. The bill removing the political disabilities of ex-Senator James Chesnut, of South Caro lina, also passed. In the Senate, on the 13th, petition", bills and resolutions were tiled by numerous Sen ators, and at tho expiration of the morning hour consideration was resumed of the hill in regard to the count of the Electoral vote. It was finally read a third time and passed by a vote of 3-1 to 2G. as follows: lVaj Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Bayard, Blaine, Booth, Burnslde, Camer on, Pa., Cameron, Wis., Christiancy, Conkling, Davis, III., Dawes, Edmunds, Fer rv, Hamlin, Hoar, Hone, Ingalls, Kellogg, Klrkwood, McMillan, Matthews, Merrimon, Mitchell. Morgan, Morrill, Oglesby, Pad dock, Patterson, Plumb. Rollins, Saun ders, Teller, Wadleigh, Windom 35. A'avi Messrs. Armstrong, Bailey, Beck, But ler, Coke, Davis, W. Va,, Dennis, Eaton, Eus tis, Gordon, Grovcr, Harris, Hereford, Hill, Jones, Flo., Kcrnan, Lamar, McCreery, Mc Donald, Maxcy, Uandolph, Kansom, Tnur man, Voorhecs, Wallace, Withers 20. In the House, tho resolution looking to the investigation of the official conduct of J. J. Davenport, United States Supervisor of Elections at New York, on the days of registration, was adopted without ob jection. All bills on the Speaker's table since lost session, with two exceptions, were taken up and referred to appropriate committees. The bill amending the act mnkini? Riinronriations for the service of tho Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, is.-, passed, it inciuucs in settlumcnts nrovided for in that bill all accounts for service of laborers, etc, employed by the Government between the 1JIU OI -aiay, icii, anu mu uniu wueu ium pay ment was commenced for eight hours' work by the act approved May, 1SGS, when it shall be made to appear that the reduction in the nours oi lauor was me cause oi wie reuueuun in wages. The Senate was not in session on the 14th. In the House, consideration was rcsum cd of the bill for the distribution of the Gc neva award. Mr. Sparks, from tho Commit teo on Appropriations, reported tho Indian Appropriation bill, which was made the special order for Wednesday next. The Senate amendments to the Military Academy Appropriation bill were concurred in. Sir. Plil Hips submitted a'resolutlon reciting late inumn ruius in jvuusua uuu .icuiiuku, uuu captures of marauders, and calling on the Secretary of tho Interior for information as to why ho had not surrendered the guilty and responsible parties ot such Indian bands to the authorities of Kansas and Nebraska. Adopted. Mr. Wilson introduced a bill tor changing the time for holding Dis trict and Circuit Courts of West Virginia. Passed. Senate bill to regulate Presidential elections was taken from tho Speaker's ta ble and referred to tho committeo on that subject. Adjourned. In the Senate, on the 16th, a resolution in structing the Judiciary Committee to exam ine Into tho expediency of repealing all laws Erovidlng for tho compensation by fees of nited States Attorneys, and substituting fixed salaries, was agreed to. The reso lution of Mr. Blaine in regard to the elections of tho South was taken np, and the amendment of Mr. Thurman was agreed to without division, a special committee being also ordered, with power to appoint a sub-committee to visit such different sections of the country as they may see fit. Mr. Butler's amendment, that the investigation be conducted with open doors, was voted down 30 to- 30 a strict party vote. Tho amendment of a like nature, offered by Mr. Davis, shared tho same fate. After a brief executive session, the Senate adjourned.... In the House, beyond the introduction and reference of numerous. bills, no business of importance was transacted. A motion to suspend tbo rules and pass tho bill making it a penal offense for any officer, agent or contractor of the United States to in termeddle with the election of members of Congress or of President, by the contribu tion of money, or by the uso or abuse of official privileges, or by bribes, threats, In fluenco. etc. and also making it a Denal offense to solicit or receive contributions for election purposes from persons in the em ploy of the Government, was rejected IX! to 103 not the necessary two-thirds. Ad journed. Oranges ripen in the foothills east of Sacramento, Cal., folly one month ear lier than in the Los Angeles groves. FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. IMPORTANT MEASURES IIKFORE COXGKKSS. The immediate business before the Senate is the consideration of three special orders, nine resolutions, and one hundred and sixty four bills, from the last session. That is a pretty good supply of work to start on. Then there are benate bills to be considered by the House and Senate both, the most im portant of which are a bill to provide for the survey of the land and water route and canal from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean; to authorize and equip an expedition to the Arctic seas ; to establish the Territory of Lincoln and provide a temporary govern ment therefor; to authorize the Southern Pacific ltailroad Company to extend its railroad and telegraph line easterly from its present eastern terminus in Arizona to a point on the Rio Grande at or near El Pa so, and to aid in building the same; to amend the Texas Pacific Railroad act: to repeal all that part of the Resumption act which authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to dispose of United States bonds and redeem and cancel the greenback cur rency; regulating compensation for trans portation ot mails on railroad routes, and providing for the classification of mail mat ter; to provide for the establishment of steamship mail service between the United States and Brazil; to provide for and regulate the counting of the votes for the President and Vice-President; to regu late the hours of labor; to establish an edu cational fund, and to apply the sales of pub lic lands to public education, etc; authoriz ing railroad companies to construct and maintain telegraph lines for commercial purposes; to provide for the indemnity due to the several States under the acts of March 3, 1S57, relating to swamp and overflowed lands; to confer upon Army Boards of the United States, organized by the President to review proceedings of Courts Martial, authority to compel the attendance of witnesses and to send for persons and papers, and to incorporate the United States Rail way 3Iail Service Mutual Benefit Associa tion. The bills of financial importance on the House calendar arc the Silver-certificate bill, providing that depositors of silver bullion or coin may receive a certificate of like functions with a gold certificate; the bill to retire National-hank notes, and sub stitute treasury notes, and the bill provid ing for Government bonds of small denom inations for the investment of savings, each money-order office in the United States to become a place of deposit. The last project developed a good deal of popularity last winter, and it is likely to become a law. CONSTITUENCY OF CONGRESS. In the United States Senate are 58 lawyers and only 20 of all other professions and oc cupations! From the Stats of Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Il linois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota.Xew York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin, the Senators are all lawyers no other profession or occupation Is represented at all in all those great states. Only two small States found both their Sen ators outside of the legal profession New Jersey and Rhode Island. The States not included in cither of these classifications send to the Senate one lawyer and one who is not a lawyer. Here we lind almost three-fourths of the members of the United States Senate law yers, in a country where lawyers form an in significant proportion of the population, and, in spite of the fact that, living by the ambiguities and imperfections of law, they are disqualified for making laws impartially. In the House of Representatives it is nearly as bad. We have arranged a table of mem bers from the different States by districts, the fisure 1 standing fora lawyer, and the 0 for a roan of some other occupation the cipher designating them pretty accurately, for they are too few to be of much account in this lawycr-ridden Congress. This inter-c-tiug classification is as follows: Alabama 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 i. Arkansas 1 111. Calilornla 10 11. Colorado 1. Connecticut 0 111. Delaware 0. FIorida-1 1. Georgia 11 101 toil. Illinois 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1. Indiana 0111 1 11111 0 0 1. Iowa 000011111. Kansas 1 0 1 . Kentucky 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1. Ixmi-iaua 1 1 0 1 1 1. Maine 1 1 1 1 1. Mnryland 1 11101. Massachusetts 1 110101011 1. Jliehigan-1 11111111. Minnesota 0 0 0. Mississippi 1 1 1 1 1 1. .Missouri 0 001110111111. Nebraska 0. Nevada I. Now Hampshire 01 1. New Jersey 1 0 0 II 0 0. New York 1 1000111011101101010111 111000110. North Carolina 1 1111110. Ohio 11 111111101111011010. Oregon 1. Peiinsylvanla-1 1010101111111110111 1010110. Rhode Island 1 0. South Carolina 0 0010. Tennessee 1 10111111. Texas 1 1 1 1 1 0. Vermont 1 1 1. Virglnia-:i 1101111. West Virginia 1 1 1. Wisconsin 1 1111110. Here we have the surprising result of 223 lawyers and only seventy who are not law yers! More than three-fourths of the whole! Delaware, Minnesota and Nebraska stand quite alone without lawyers in the House, but they have only five members between them, while Michigan presents a platoon of nine lawyers, Mississippi six and Maine five, without adulteration from other occupa tions. Alabama, Xorth Carolina and Wis consin have each seven lawyers and only one other member; and Illinois has a solid pha lanx of seventeen lawyers and only two members from all other occupations. There is danger in such a state of things. Graprtic. ESTIMATES FOB ISTO-'SO. The following is a statement of the esti mates for the fiscal year loTD-'S), as com pared with the appropriations for the cur rent year: KM. Appro. mate, ptiated. lSTS-'SO. 18TS-T9. Examination and surveys of South Pass of tho Mississip- TjlUivcr $21,000 515,000 Removing raft in Red River.. 50,000 15,000 Removing obstruction from Red River "5,000 25,000 Improvlngmouth of Red Riv er 150,000 150,000 Improving naruor ana sussis &fnnl Uivnr nt Memnhis. Terin 123.0C0 46,000 Improwing Mississippi luver mid harbor at Vlcksbunr. Miss 90,000 81.000 Improving Ouachita River, Arkansas and Louisiana .. . 25.1X0 10,000 Improving Yazoo River. 50,000 25,000 Continuing observation of rise and fall of Mississippi River and tributaries 5,000 5,000 Removing snogs, wrecks and other obstructions from Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers 3S5.000 220,000 Survey of Missouri River from mouth to Sioux City, la. 50,000 50,000 Improving Missouri River at or near Fort Leavenworth.. 35,000 25,000 Imnrovcment Missouri River at Sioux City, la 33,800 12,500 Improvement Missouri River at Atchison, Kan 100,00 20,000 improvement Missouri mver opposite St. Joseph 18,000 50,000 Improvement Missouri River at Eastport, la., and Nebras ka City, Neb 85,000 40,000 Improvement Missouri River at Council Bluffs, la., and Omaha, Neb 130,000 50,000 Improvement Missouri River above mouth Yellowstone.. 55,000 30,000 Improvement Mississippi Riv er between month ot Illinois and Ohio Klvers 500,000 2t0,OC0 Snagbont Upper Mississippi River 30,000 41.500 Improvement Mississippi Riv er from St. Paul to De Moines Rapids 250,000 250,000 Improvement Mississippi Riv er from Des Moines Rapids to month of Illinois River... 100,000 100.09H Improvement Wnlte River at Buffalo Shoals, Ark- 10,000 Improvement Rush Chute and harborat Burlington, la 15,200 10,000 Improvement Harbor Fort Madison, la 12,200 S.000 Removing bar in Mississippi opposite uuounue, ia u,u ju.uxj Des Moines Rapids and opcr- atlngcanal 132,000 95,000 Improving Galena River and Harbor.lU 30,000 30.000 The aggregate appropriated for tho pres ent year was $8,0)7,000, and the estimates for the next foot up $3,000,000. Ameer's Answer to the Ultimatum. The following is the text ot the answer otthe Ameer of Cabul to the Viceroy of In dia's ultimatum: Be it knownjto your Excellency that I have reeeired and read from beginning to end tb friendly letter your Excellency sent in reply to the letter I dispatched by Nawab Gholan Ilnssim Khan. With regard to the expres sions used by your Excellency In the begin ning of your letter, referring to the friendly character of tho Mission, and the good will of the British Government, I leave it to yonr Excellency, whose wisdom and justice are universally admitted, to decide whether re liance can be placed npon good-will if evi denced by words only. But if, on the other hand, good-will really consists of deeds, then it has not been manifested by the various wishes expressed and proposals made by British officials during the last few years to the officials of this God-granted Government proposals which from their nature it was Impossible for them to comply with. One of these referred to myundutiful son, tho ill starred wretch Mahomed Yakoob Khan, and was contained in a letter addressed by offi cials of the British Government to the ISritlsh agent then residing at Cabul. It was written in that letter that "If Yakoob Khan bo released and set at liberty our friendship with Afghanistan will bo firmly cemented ; otherwise it will not." There are several othcrgrounds of complaint of a simi lar nature, which contain no evidence- of good-will, but which, on the contrary, were effective in Increasing the aversion and ap prehension already entertained by the sub jects of this God-granted Government. With regaidtomy rcfusU to receive the British Mission, your Excellency has stated that it would nppc ar from my conduct that I was actuated by feelings of direct hostility to ward tliu Ilritlsh Government. I assure your Exccllencv, on the contrary, that the officials of this Gn'd-granted Government in repuls ing the mission were not Influenced by any hostile or inimical feelings toward the Ilrit ish Government, nor do they intend that any Insult or nifront should bo offered, but they wcro afraid that the independence of this Gov eminent might be affected by the nr rtv.it of the mission, and that tho friendship vvliioli has now existed between the two Gov ernments lor several years mluht bo an nihilated. A paragraphia your Excellences letter eo.rouornteil the statements which thej- have mailii to this Government. The f eellngsfif apprehension aroused in tho minds of the people of Afghanistan by the mere an nouncement of the intention of the Ilritlsh Govemnienttosenda Ml-sion t Cabul be fore tli- Mission itself had actually started or arrived at Peshawur have subsequently been fully justified by the statements in yourEx cellencv'.s letter that 1 should tie held re sponsible for nny injury that miirht befall the trihes who acted as guides to the MissIon,and that I should be called upon to pav compen sation for any loss thej might havo suffered; and that if at any time those tribes should meet with ill-treatmei t at my hands the Hritish Government woi Id at onco take steps to protect them. Had tl.cse apprehensions proved groundless, and had the object of the Mission .en really friendly, and no forco or threats of violenco used, the Mission wonld, us a matter of course, havo been allowed free passage, us such missions arc customary and of fnqucnt occurrence between allied states. I am now sincerely stating my own feelings when I say that this Government has main tained and will always maintain tho former friendship which existed between tho two Governments, and cherishes no feelings of hostility or opposition toward the British Government. It is also incumbent npon the officials of tno British Government that, nut of respect and consideration for the greatness and eminence of their own Government, they should not consent to inflict any injury upon their well disposed neighbors or to impose tho hurden of grievous trouble upon tho shoulders of their sincere friends; but, on the contrarv. they should exert themselves to maintain tho friendly feelings which have hitherto existed toward this God-granted Government, in order that the relations be tween the two Governments may remain on the same footing as before. And if. In accord ance with the custom of allied States, the Ilritlsh Government should desire to send a purely friendly and temporary Mission to this country, with a small escort, not exceed ing or 50 members, similar to that which attended the Russian Mission, this Servant of God will not oppose its progress. Brian Doolan's Hoots. Brian Doolan is an ill-looking man, who, without working, seems to have abundance of every thing. He has a very bad character, and is known by the name of Brian the Rascal." The people have complained over and over airain that Brian steals their ducks and fowls, and the priest lately sent him a message to come to his house, no uas cal appeared. Father Patrick sent an other message to say that if he did not come before such a aay, ne wouia enrse him from the altar with bell, book and candle. The Kascal put off reporting himself to the priest until the very last day; but early on that day he knocked at the door and said to the servant, " Be plazed to tell his Reverence that here's Brian Doolan come to his bid ding." "The priest's not up yet, my good man," returned Nan cy; "but if you'll be seated a wee minute I'll tell him." Brian looked round the neat kitchen and spied the priest's boot3, beautifully polished, lying ready for him to put on. He lis tened for Nancy's step on the stairs.but all was silent. It was the work of a moment to throw off his own tat tered brogrcens and put on Father Pat rick's boots. " He says you're to go up to him in the room," said Nancy, re turning. A volley of abuse greeted Brian from his Reverence's pillow. "Yon villain! you rascal! So you have set all the old women in the country crying, because you steal their fowls! You thief, you, don't I know your char acter? What did you steal last!" "'Deed, your Reverence, I took a pair of boots from a decent man." "You rascal! Didyou give them back to him?" "I'll give them to yon, your Reverence." "And why would you give them to me, you good for nothing fellow? I don't want them give them to the man that owns them." " Your Reverence, an' he said he didn't want them." "Well, well, if he doesn't want them yon may keep them; but be sure you mend yonr ways and keep your hands off the neigh bor's fowls, or I'll read you out from the altar, you rascal." Well pleased. Brian left the house wearing his new boots. Jselgravta. The judgment of the Court inquiring into the Princess Alice disaster, after a sitting of great length, is that on con clusive evidence the Princess Alice " was wholly and solely to blame for the collision," and it declares that if she had ported her helm according to rule the accident would nave Dcen avoided.instead of which she ran square " end on." It was brought out that no rules for steering are in force on the Thames. At Liverpool, several weeks ago, a theater caught fire, bat the people, re- mpmhcrirnr the fatal effect of a nanic as lately seen at a music hall, submitted to police direction and went quietly oat. ) pnvnrvr pipiijri Tirs Why in the name of common sense will thoughtless people borrow um brellas and never return them when it is just as easv to co to church and get one ont of the rack in the vestibule? Pittslon Press. " Samanth Jame" writes to inquire: "What is it a sign of to seeayoungman chewing cloves?" That he has a few faint, lingering sparks of self-respect left among the embers of a once noble nature. New York Star. Pcck, who usually pays very little attention to dress, inquires: "Are watered silks dry goods?" Certainly; they are the most primitive kind of dry goods; there is nothing in that line more antique. Borne Sentinel. An exchange has an editorial headed, " Are we getting out of debt?" Well, yes. We are getting outoi acotgrau- uallv. but as fast as we get out ot one debt it seems as though we get into about three more. Milwaukee bun. Nothing will reassure a man quicker when he meets a suspicious looking stranger in a lonely street, and sees him reaching for his pistol-pocket, than to have him pull out a piece of plug-tc-bacco instead. Bradford Breeze. Our friend Smith objects to the waltz. It should be borne in mind, however, that Simth is almost as bow lessed as well.a photograph of Smith's legs would present the following ap pearance, io-wii: t ). vh vuy uemcK. A semi-religiocs scribbler screams out: Whatareourchurchesdoing?" We can't say, positively, but we imag ine most of them are trying to payoff their debt and raise money enough to buy a Christmas tree. Elmxra Gazelle. A young ladv has requested that some poetry be written concerning her, but neglected to state whether the subject should be the peculiarity of her admin istration or her checKer-Doara snoes. An early answer will oblige. Ilarlford Journal. "Phats that bit av ribbon ye'ro sportin', Patrick?" "Sure and that's the grand cros3 of St. Murphy and St. ueorge. x usea to muse a iiigub ui n, and now, bedad, they've made a knight of me; an' it's moighty dry I am, Den nis." New York Commercial. " Do you want to get rid of any thing on your hands?" asks the Camden Post. Nothing that we can discover at pres ent. We use soap and water several times each day, keep our finger-nails clean, and haven't had a wart for twenty-five years. Borne Sentinel. There is no time, perhaps, when the indulgent parent of a family of girls more fully realizes the changes which the years produce than when on a Christmas Eve he notes the yearly in crease in the capacity of a suspended row of stockings. Worcester Press. Trimming- the Hedge. I saw an honest firmer trimming an osage hedge over in Henry County. It is a very peculiar operation, and I lis tened to it with a great deal of interest. I say listened, because the interesting feature of trimming a hedge consists not so much in what the farmer does aa in what he says. The honest farmer had a crooked knife on the end of a hoc-handle. He stuck this into the hedge and gave it a jerk. Then he said: "Ah!" Then he jerked again and down came hedge switch. Then he said : "Ah-h!!" Then he took hold of the withered switch and drew it away from the hedge. Then he put his thumb in his mouth, and stood on one foot, and said : "Ah-A-u-H!!!" lien he once more unto tho breach, dear, dear friends, made another prod with the hook, and said, loudly: "Gee whig!" Then he jerked at a wicked-looking branch with his hook, and roared: " Great snakes!" Then he pulled ont a crooked branch, so full of thorns that it made your back ache to look at it, and when he stum bled over it, and it wrapped itself around his legs, he stood still for a second, then dropped his hook, lifted his hands to heaven and screamed : "Oh! Bloody murder!" The next rake ho made he brought a whole top of a hedge plant with five or six branches right down on his back. Then he threw his hedge-hook clear across a ten-acre field, opened his mouth thrice in voiceless gasp, spread his arms out and fell down flat on his face, dug his toes into the turf, drummed on the turf in agony with his clenched lists and wailed luce a storm of wrath: " Oh! dad essentially! Take him off! Somebody take him off!" When he got np, he said I seemed in terested in hedge-trimming, and he would teach me how to do it myself. I said no, I wouldn't try to learn ; I would like to know how, but I was too awfully lazy. Hawkeyc. Bardette aad the Boston Xan. " My ancestors," he said, "came over in the Mayflower. But yours?" And he looked at me with a rising inflec tion. I tried to slay him with a look of si lent scorn, bat she missed fire. " Your ancestors, I take it," said the man, " did not come over in the May flower?" And then I turned npon him. "Sir," I remarked, "this Mayflower, I take it, was a sailing ship?" " She was," he said, vainly endeavor ing to stifle his emotion, "she was a sailing ship." "Then," I said, haughtily, "most assuredly my ancestors did not come over in tho Mayflower. It has never been the misfortune of my family to be compelled to take passage on any ship OI tue mercnaut manue. mj ouuraiuis came over in a Canard steamer, first cabin, no steerage passengers carried, only ten days from Liverpool, and the minute they landed in New York, they went straight np to Mrs. Astor's tav ern, and took front rooms on the parlor floor." I thought I had crashed that man, but may I be blessed if he didn't act as I though he pitied xaa.Eawkeye.