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VOL. I. Or (Crntrr jOrmorrnt. Term* tI.AO por Annum, in Advance, 3. T. BHUQERT and R. H. FORSTEn, Editor*. Thursday iforning, April 3, 1079. THE Berlin mission supplied lit last. The Hon. Andrew L. White,.of New York, carries off the prize. lie is spoken of ns a competent man, and one of the very few yet named by the fraud who will be a creditable repre sentative abroad. Tin: Hon. IX J. Morrell,by instruc tion of the American Iron and Steel Association*, has issued a call ii.r a convention of manufacturers of iron and steel and all iron-producers in the United States, to meet at Pittsburg on the titli of May next. LOUISIANA HA* abolished the lotte ry system which has existed in that State for several years by repeal of the charter of the State Is.ttery Asso ciation. Tiiis was a mammoth corpo ration of great power and made a vigorous fight to maintain the iniquity. The war will now be transferred to the courts on the question of vested right-.. THE Philadelphia Timet says : "It must have been a very pleasant sort of experience to Senator Hoar to sit as a member of senator Wallace's • committee and bear a reputable citi zen of Philadelphia, who had all his life been a Republican, tell how he became a Democrat in consequence of the the theft of the Presidency. As Mr. Hoar was a conspicuous member of the Electoral Commission he bad unusual advantages for observing how some things come home to roost." Cot. TV. K. REYNOLD*, of Belle font", claim* that be has acquired n title t<> the spring from which that place derives it* water supply, aud will ini*t upon being paid for the water used. The case will Is. taken to court. We clip the almve from a Philadel phia pajier. If Col. W. F. Key nobis ever tries a suit to recover the claim indicated above, it will be when his avarice has run away with hiscaution ary judgment. He jsissesscs about as much legal right to our spring as the King of Biam,|and just as much claim as one of his horses—the right to slake his thirst in the refreshing beverage, when dry. GEN. FITZ JOHN PORTER. —The board of officers ap|>ointed to revive the cruel and unjust scuteuoc pa.-sod ujK.fi this gallaut and accomplish ed officer many years ago by a biased court marshal, have reported his com plete vindication to the President. Gen. Porter never lost the public con fidence in his integrity or patriotism, and but few doubted a favorable re sult, if the case was ever submitted to review by just and impartial officers. He and bis friends labored persistent ly for yenrs to obtain this simple act of justice from the tyrant who presid ed in the White House, without avail, aud it is creditable to Mr. Ilaycs that soon after his induction into office, he gave the case the attention that could not be drawn from his predecessor. THE Washington papers announce the occurrence of a miricle at Mount Vernon. An Ohio man, one of Hayes* constituents, on visiting the tomb of Washington, was tempted surrepti tiously to appropriate one of the eaues growing upon the Mount Vernon es tate, for which a charge of 25 cents is made by the managers of the property. After getting l>ark to Ohio with his plunder, the relic troubled the con science of the thief, and ho was forced to remit one dollar to appease the spirit guarding the sacred tomb of the Immortal. By returning four-fold, according to the Divine command, the spirit subsided. But how about that other man from Ohio,jrho stole the honored chair once occupied by Wash ington in the federal city ? IsjMre any spirit of sufficient pospet<tdwuch his consciencef Doubtful! "EqUAL AMI. It*ACT JUSTIC* TO ALU WEN, OK WHATEVER HTATE OK I-KRKI'AMON, KKLIOIOIH OK KoI-ITH AL."-Jrff,o. IK there i.s one man in tlii.s hroaii land, outside of a lunatic asylum, who really believes that the Democratic members of Congress are pursuing a " revolutionary " course by insisting upon the repeal of certain obnoxious ami disgraceful laws in a particular maimer, that mau is probably General Garfield, of Ohio, lie says he be lieves it, anil expects, of course, to be taken at his word. We have grave doubts, however, whether this would be* altogether just to the General. While his utterances as a rule may he cutillcd to respect and credence, we still cannot help but think that upon . the present attitude of the Democrats at Washington they should be taken with many grains of allowance. It is true he shouts " revolution," but he docs not moan it. He knows better, ; and 110 doubt fully realizes that his | erv of alarm will not disturb the nerves of any one, unless it be a timid old ludv or a weak old man. lie knows that it is only an illusory spectre, with no more substance than the gleaming "Jack with a Lantern " that darts to and fro over a distant marsh, that he conjures up. Hut it will not do. Strangely enough, while sounding this alarm, General Garfield is so disingenous as to entirely for- get to inform the country that some of the laws the.-o wicked revolutionary Democrats have determined to wipe out were passed by Republican con gresses in precisely tbe same way in which it is intended they shall be re ]>ealed,nnd that among those who sttp ported them and forced tln-ir passage by congress in that manner was this same able and conspicuous Republican leader, General Jamc* A.Garfield, who now see* danger and revolution in their IT |M-al by the same method* that were adopted for their enactment. Oh, no. General Garfield! the prece dents for similar legislation are too numerous, and when you helped to make them you used no magic art to call forth an opposition of danger. Your sense of propriety was not even startled, and it is too late to raise a false alarm now. THK traveling caravan of $50,000 men which the Stalwart* are getting up to meet Grant, at San Francisco, for the purpose of proclaiming him the Republican candidate for Presi dent in 1880, won't pay. It is stupid ly conceived, and will die of its own weight. The 50,000 pilgrims of every shade of political views ran readily IK> found to take a free or cheap ride to the golden state, but it will take a great ileal more than that to place the old tyrant again in the Presidential chair, against the free American states as now organized with free Stale gov ernment*, supported by a free people who cauuot he agniu coerced by bayo nets, or overawed by the tyranny of political power. When this man wa* elected Presi dent in 1860, Indiana, Illinois, Massa chusetts, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, had ninety-three Republican congressmen, to twenty-seven Democrat*. Before the end of his second term the repre sentation in the same states were fifty eight Republicans to eighty-one Demo crat*. This does not indicate such rising strength, as to render the novel*, ty of a traveling convention alarming to the Democracy. • K U.LOGG, the only remaining carjiet- Inigger of the United Htatea Henate, does not sit cosy in his chair. Judge Bpoffbrd, the legally elected Bonn tor of Ixmisiana, is after him, and says that if he, Hpoflord, cannot prove his right to the seat, Kellogg can be unseated on the charge of bribery. Is Tr possible that Garfield would exaggerate the truth and falsify fact and history ? The "stalwart*" of the republican party will be loth to be lieve this, but Ihe record seems to prove it. larfield boa evidently put himself in a hole, an he wHI have some trouble to get out. BKLLKFONTK, LA., THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1871). The Turning Tide. The most gratifying evidences of the continued increase of business and rc- turning prosperity reach us from every part of the State. The Car Company, at Harrisburg, start out with contracts that warrant the employment of five hundred bands. The same activity in that branch of business is apparent in Reading, York, Wilkcsbarrc and many other places, while the iron business at Pittsburg, Reading, Allen town, Scrnnton, I'hoctiixvillc and else where appear to be ablaze with excite ment and activity. Indeed all branches of biisim-ss and trade are springing into life every where, giving employment to thousands who have heretofore been idle, or working on short time to avoid starvation. 'I hesd evidences of returning pr<s pcrity, and many others we could give, do not come to us too soon. Tlte js-o ple, pressed to desperation by taxes and debt, need the gleam of hope they present, to enable them to recover from the most terrible prostration they tiavc ever experienced. THE New York Herald docs not gush with admiration over tin- lute speech of Mr. Garfield on the army appropriation hill. According to that journal, "It was merely a piece of vig orous licclatnatioii. Whatever truth it contained was exaggerated even 1k yond the usual license of declamatory rhetoric,'while some of iL* most impor- taut statements are not true in fact and are contradicted by history. Even if all Mr. Garfield's statements lie true and given without exaggeration the speech would have become nlmo-t any other mouth belter than bis, inasmuch as his own previous declarations and votes on this very subject conic within the scope of his denunciations. If facts, logic, candor and js-rsonnl con sistency are of any value in parliamen tary eloquence, Mr. Garfield's speech larks them all. It is a mere passion ate harangue, better suited to tbe stump than to a legislative assembly." THE Oliver-Cameron breach of pro mise ca*c has alxiut reached its con elusion, and wo* submitted to the jury yesterday, which, after a brief consul tation, returned n verdirt for the de- fendant, as was expected. This dis gusting trial has occupies) a large space in the daily paper* for some time —more we think than ought to be given to it. Gen. Cameron is not a saint, but we give him credit for his courageous re sistance of*the attempt of a vile or crazy harlot to blackmail him. We have avoided soiling our columns with the disgusting details, is our reply to an expression of surprise that our re port* of the trial were so meagre. MR. IIA u., of the Senate, on Mon day introduced a concurrent resolution providing for the final adjournment of the Legislature on the 115 th of May. aside under the rule. It is not nt nil probable, however, that an ad journment will take place at *o early a day. The Ten iXdlar boys have something to say on that subject. IT WM Mr. Garfield who, in 1872, ranged to be attached to the appropria tion bill, the partiznu election law, which the democrat* propose to modi fy by a clause to the appropriation bill. Garfield now call* this kind of Icgialation "revolutionary." Then, what was it in 1872? Garfield should explain iu hia next. THE carpet-bagger, B|>cucer, has forgotten Alabama, the Slate he once pretended to represent at Washington. At laat advices ho waa giving hia lu minous thoughts entirely to mining iu Caftbrnia. IT ia gratifying to know that Sena tor Thurman, who ha* lately been con fined to hia house by sickness, ia again able to occu|y hia seat in the Senate- No mtgre IhyoneL elections! De mocracy acctffe the issue. I * M A I.KHRON or two like that given to Senator Anthony, of the great State j of Rhode Island, during the closing moments of the Monday session, of the United States Senate will, it is to I be hoped, in due time, give the Repuli- 1 lican Senators a realizing sense of the fact that they no longer constitute the majority of that august body. Sena- ' tor Anthony, according to the rejiorts, desired an executive session for tin purpo-e of confirming some of the i nominations to office that have been -■• ill in by Mr. Hayes, and would! ; doubtless have be<-n grati(i>-d had he ; IM-CII content to make his motion with- out prefacing it with a fi w- preliminary remarks insulting to the majority. " If," said the Senator, " the chairman of the various Democratic caucus and stib-r .mucus committees have no bui- LIES* to attend to, or H|M<CCIICH to make, I will move that the Senate go into Executive session." To tiic astonish incut of Mr. Authtiny, liis motion was immediately met by auotlicr motion from the Democratic side to adjourn, and no nominations were confirmed tLnt day, notwithstanding, the effort of tlie offending Senator to withdraw bis words—Mr. Kernan meanwhile remarking that while the Democrats were willing to help to roiilirm goisl nominations they would do so when the million for an Executive session was made without a breach of good , manners. Anthony, if none clae, will profit by the rebuke administered to him. Ib-ttcr tilings were to lie ex expected of him, but from henceforth he will probably consider who rub* in that chamlier before attempting an other display of cheap wit at the ex pense of those upon whom he must dejieod for favors. —- - a Wild ti-c*e. : soxt ISTBRKSTIKO LOCAL FACTS costs ax ISO TliriH MOT SMKSTS. I'r m ll# ID| (liHf'f !■! >e• • j Mr. Henry Faucett, of Rilworlhtown, si one timn purchased a pair of wild geese from winch be has raised a flock of seven. These geese have become very tame and inore rea-Uly caught ami handled than his domestic ones, but sull they have a strong dc*ire to migrate, and to prevent which he has been com |>elled to clip their wings. <n Sunday morning he waa surprised to find his flock had increased to eleven, aud were quietly feeding in his liaruyard. They have since remained there and in the immediate vicinity, evidently endeav oring to persuade Mr. Kaucett's geese to accompany them. They keep in the immediate vicinity, at no time going , more than a mile distant, when they will alight in some wheat field and again return. They disappear at night, and notwithstanding Mr. Faucett has made strenuous efforts to discover their roosting place, for the purpose of cap turing them, be has been unable to do so. On Wednesday morning they re -1 turned with an additional number. '■ making the flock eighteen. They fly very close to the ground, at no time soaring higher than the house top. j When they alight they keep the same j position as when flying, ahowing that I they hold themselves in roadinea* for any alarm that may le given. Another singular circumstance ia given of their movements, which is that each bird has his place in the procession when flying, which was shown by tbe shooting of one next to the leader. Sinoe then our in formant states that place is vacant and the following one keep* his station in the line as he did before his predessor j was shot. Suits have been brought against the county of Iterks by the six gentlemen who served on tlie Coroner s inquest upon the laxly of Mrs. I.eali F.ngle, to recover the fees due them for their ser vices. Six suits were brought, one for each of the jurom. The cases were tried before Alderman Krmenlrout, who rendered judgment in favor of each plaintiff for $4 and costs. The ju rors served two days, and the sutn of $2 is claimed for each day under tlie Act of 1873, entitling all jurors to this amount for each day that they served. The county suthoritiee claim that the jurors are only entitled to receive fifty cents%ach day, which sum is all that has heretofore been paid. The case* have been oettioraried. A despatch from Toulon, France, says that the French floating battery Arrogant# foundered off Hyeres on Wednesday. Forty-seven men were drowned out of a crew of 122. A storm arose during the firing practice, and the Arrogant# sprung a leak. The ahip Souverain, near by, waa unable to ren der any assistance. An effort waa made to beach the Arrogant#, but she sank about a kilometre from the ialee of Ifyeree. The Arrogant#'* armor was five inches thick at the water line. She carried nine eix-ton Runs, and waa of 1,338 ton* burthen, tier engine* were 500 horse power. Ms. -v GENERAL NEWS. # Ibe Indiana Legislature adjourned on Monday. ' At Lebanon, Ky.,on Monday, sixteen boiUee were destroyed by fire. Loss, $5<l,000; insurance $5.000. tpieon \ '-toria bos arrived at Hivene, on Lake Magglore, where she will re main during her stay in Italy. An incendiary burned Trimper's wad ding mill, at Uiwrvillo, N. Y,, on Sun* day night. Loos, $70,000: insurance, $36 OUQ. I h woman suffrage nn-nsuic wan de fentitd in ih M iismu-hu-cttx liou-<* of Representatives L>.t Friday by a vote of 85 to 82. At meeting of operative weaver* nt Hlackbtirn f Knglsnd) on Saturday it wit* agreed to accept the five per cent, reduction. The storm on Monday did considera ble damage in KfHtighaui county, Geor gia. A sou of Fx (yongressman Bawl* was killed by u falling tree. I In- I rc-d man's linspitid, which was owned and supported l y the city of Augusta, fin., was destroyed by fire on Sundny, entailing u loss of SIO,OOO. Tin- f'lty flour null at Minneapolis, Miotl., owned by the Firt National Iltiik of that city, was destroyed bv fire Sunday morning. K-lima ted loss $70,- ism ; insurance email. An east-bound passenger train on the Carolina t'entral railway ran off the truck near Pedeestation on Friday, kill ing a colored brukemun and slightly wounding one paasenger A broken wheel caused the accident. The Senate of Virginia, on Wednes day lost, concurred in the House amend ment to the Senate bill providing for the <-tU< mi nt of the State debt known a* the "McCulloch Com prom is# bill." it now goes to the (iovernor. I*r. Carver, the American rifleman, gave an exhibition of rifle shooting re cently at the Welsh Harp, Hendon, and, although the weather va> unfavor able, Sport* ma* nays "aucb consummate skdi *M never before displayed in Kng - land." j 'l"h* executive committee upon the world's fair proposed to be held in New- York, ho* decided to hold the fair in | ""entral Park. The action fixing the ' date in 18*5. w* reconsidered and it is ! probable I**3 will be decided upon at the next meeting of the committee. John Clark, of Chester, I'a.. n mo rocco dresser by trade, in Burke's aloon Mohdsy evening, fell dead. He had been drinking freely all day rind : wo* nt the act of taking a drink when he drop|H*J. His death ia supjtosed to , have been caused by heart disease. The Cincinnati AV/mrrr published on Monday morning careful estimate* of the wheat and fruit crops from neatly etarv county in Ohio, Indiana and Ken lucky, from which it is indicated that the wheat crop will be bounteous while there is a jioor pros|ect for apples and peaches. It is officially announced that the Mexican government i* not di*|io*ed to enter into a commercial treaty with the United States on the basis of the Mc l.can Ocampo treaty because it would be disadvantageous to Mexico. The country is congratulated that the treaty was not ratified. About two third* of the employes of the Heading cotton mill struck Monday morning against a ten |>er cent, reduc tion in their wages, and operations at the mill are completely stopper!. The hands number about 250 people. The *ii|>erintendent state* that O|ieralion* will not bo resumed except at the re- Mi** Ixwmer. after excelling the best quarter mile record ever made by a fe male, was withdrawn from the track at Alston Hall, Boston, at 10 minute* bc loro I o'clock Monday morning, having made 3.004 quarter miles in as many consecutive quarter hour*, the last quar ter having been made in five minutea. Her condition at the close was excellent. Nearly the entire business portion of the town of Xeni*. 111., was destroyed by a fire that occurred last Saturday night. The flame* originated in under Hill's hall and quickly poead toother building*. The town being without fire apperatu* all effort* to stay the flame* proved fruitless. The loo* ia estimated at $50,000; insurance, SIO,OOO. From a late estimate ve see that among the English speaking people of the world Kpiacnpeliens rank first in number, with 1 <.750,000; Methodist* are next, with 14,WO,000; and Iben come Roman Catholics, with 13,500,000; Presbyterian* witli 10,000,000 ; Baptists with 8,000,000: CongregationaliiU with 7,000,000, aud Unitarian* with 1,000,000. The fastest time* in which a mile has been run are 4m. 25., by W, Lang, down hill, at Newmarket, Kng., apd 4m. 171*. by W. L*og and W. Richards, on level f round, in a dead beat si Manchester, he fastest quarter mile is 48)*.. by U. Buttery, and the faalost 100 yards 9}s., by George .Seward, an American. The fastest time for a mile walk ia 6m. 235., by William Perkins, of England. The Democratic State Central Com railtee and a large number of represen tative Democrats met at Columbus, Ohio, and spent five hours in dfacuming the time and place for holding the next State Convention. Governor Bishop's friends all favored the holding of the eonvention prior to June I, while the friends of (fan. Rice and den. Thomas Kwing favored the holding of in there on June 4, that being the day the State Greenback Convention will meet there. The State committee after an executive session decided to hold the convention at that plane on the 4Ut of June. TKKMN: s!."><) JMT Annum, in Advanee. The stable attache! to a lime kiln 5 Brooklyn was burned on Monday night together with four hones. The body of David It. I'ulver, who 'occupied part of the building,. wa* found completely burned under several feet of charred embers. A Boston despatch say* that at G o'clock Tuesday morning the night ex press from Bangor on the Lantern road, with two locomotives, jumped the track and both engines, with the express, mail and'baggage cars, were comnletcly wrecked. No pernon was injured. 1 he bill l/efore the House appointing a commission to adjust and pay the losses incurred by the Pittsburgh riot* wus discussed at length 011 Tuesday, and motion to | ostpnne action on it indefi nitely was defeated by a vote of 76 yea* to Hi nays. The bill came up yesterday for a second reading. In the United States District Court before Judge Butler, Tuesday morning, an application was made by Lucius It. Warner and other* for a receiver to take charge of the a. -et of the Mer chants and Mechanics' insurance Com pany of PolUville. Hi *||ege<J that the company h* been mismanaged by its < ltieers. tin h. halt of tlie do fendiinta it w.is stated that an assign ment of the property of the company under the State Jaws had been made, and that security was about to be en tered by the assignees. Judge Butler decided to hold the matter over until 1* relay, until such bond be given, beforo giving an opinion in the matter. On Friday evening la*t Mr*. John Nye, who live* aix mile* northwest of Iterator, 111 , wa* ri ling toward home, having in ft faring Wagon with beraelf her daughter Kate, aged IG, ''l'uw," *g-d 12, and a young man by the name <( Kohin*on to drive. A heavy thunuer •hower prevailed at the time. When one-fourth of a mile from home a thun •li-rbolt atruck the wagon, nroatr&titig the hr,r. throwing Mr. Nye to* the ground wriM-lem*. and killing the daugh ter Kite and young' HoLinoon'inMantly. The younger daughter, who *al on the neat l*-teen the mother and Kate, e ca|M-d unharmed. Th* horaea noon re vived and ran home, and Mr. Nye, meeting them at the yard gale, imme diately got into the wagon and drove to the •< one of the terrible di*atcr, where, placing loth the dead and the living in the vehicle, he took them to hi* *ad home. Mr*. Nye, though autfering much from the ahock, will prohaWiy recover. A Jire broke out at one o'clock Satur day morning in the office of the Tre nton t ilouae, Clareinont, X. 11., originat ing, it i< supposed, from a defective i chimney. About forty person*. includ ing boarder* aqd help, where in the house. The fire spread so rapidly that the building KM soon filled with smoke and flame, cornj-elling most of the in mate* to make their escape from the windowa and roof. Notwithstanding strenuous efforts to rescue them, five j-run pcnabed. Their name* are aa follow*: Mra. Hannah P. Gibson, of Cheater, VL, the mother of one of the proprietor* ; Charlea Morgan, a boarder; Lydia Merrill, table girl; Anna John aon, chambermaid ; Mra. S. A. Place, cook. William butler, of Brattleboro, Vt., and Frederick Marvin and wife were injured by jumping from the win ( dow. Mra. Marvin, it ia feared, ia dang erously injured. There were many narrow escapes and the criea for help were heartrending. The hotel, a four story wooden structure, owned by Au rehu* Dickinson, waa totally destroyed. Boa* rs.1,000; insurance, t'.KMO. F. 11. Gibson and Riley Deming. the landlord* jof the hotel, are insured for $5,0U0: their loss is not stated. Additional losses are aa follows: A. C.Stone i Co., occupying a wing of the hotel, loss un known : insurance #2,000. F. J. Cle ment, livery stable, loss unknown; in surance, #I.OOO. Three frame buildings, | occupied by 11. A. Dickinson, boots and , shoe*; L. D. Potter, harness; Mrs. Harlow, dressmaker, and E. Lafebre, upholsterer, were completely destroyed. Several adjoining buildings were in jured. The Fate of a Herd of Buffaloes. An army officer who recently arrived j in Chicago from the Yellowstone valley tells a story of what happened to a herd of buffaloes as they were migrating 1 southward. The herd numbered two thousand five hundred head, and bad i l>een driven out of the Milk river ooun J "7 by ibe Indian hunters belonging to , Sitting Bull's band. When they reach ed the river they ventured u|on the ice with their customary confidence, com ing upon it with a solid front, and be ginning the crossing with closed rank# I he stream at this point was very deep, i '•*. hen the front file, which was stretch cd out a quarter of a mile in length bail nearly gained the opposite shore the ice suddenly gave way under them. Some trappers who were eye-witnesses of tha scene said it seemed as if a trench I had been opened in the ioe the whole length of the column. Some four or five hundred animals tumbled into the opening all in a heap, titbera fell in on top of them and aunk out of sight in a twinkling. By this lime the rotten ice was breaking under the advancing herd. The irappers say that in leas than a minute the whole body of buffaloes had been precipitated into the river. They were wedged in so thickly that they oould do nothing but struggle for a sec ond and then disappear Iwneeth the eakee of ioe of the swift current. Not a beast in all that mighty herd tried to escape, but in a solid phalanx they matched to their fatal bath in the "Big Muddy." In a minute from tha tiuo the first ioa broke not a buffalo's bead or tail was to be seen. NO. 11.