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Ocuotco to plttic0, Citctttturc, gticnltuvc, Sticncc, JHo'rdiUo, anb citernl Intelligence. - t: .V C' VOL. 34. STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., DECEMBER 7. 1876. NO. 27. Published by Theodore Schoch. TFRM,Tro dollar a rear In advanon and If not rai l h rr the end of the year, two dollars and fifty cents will be rharird. - No paper discontinued until all arrearages are ..aid oxoopt at the option of the Editor. i- vivertiimnont of on square of (eight linos) or i,-oiie r three insertions SI 50. Each additional in iartion 50 cents. Longer ones in proportion. JOll lItIXTIXG OF ALT. KHfDS, minted in the highest strle of the Art, and on th most reaoonable terms. 1) R. NATHANIEL C. MILLER, Physician and Surgeon. O.Bro aod residence: Cornor Main and Pocono Street, Stuocdsbcrg, Pa., Ofiice hours from 7 to 8 a. ra., 1 to 2 and 7 to S p. ni. . -Oct. 26, lS76-tf.' J. II. SI1UL.L., M. D. .'nd door below Burnett House. Residence n4 d.i.r of Hieksite Quaker Church. OOico ),.)ur. Sc9iirt,lti3p. m,6U)Sp. m. Mir ra, ISTo-tf. D u. s. .li 1 rr: it, l;iysici;iit sinil Surgeon; STR0UD3BU11G, Pa. - );T: . for-nrly oeeupiinl by Dr. Sr-jp. Uesidenee with . 1'.. Miil'r, "his d'r b'lw the Ji'fFf rsoaian Ofliee. i irh h-"trs, 7 to , 12 to o and 6 to 9. M:i II, IS7.;. tf. D u. x. i im:ck, Surgeon Icntlst. n:Ti.-f in Eliriii'T's new buil'linc.uearTy opposite t'.f 4i r :i Js'mrrf Bank, (ias uduiListJied fur extucting ii.-n ! . i r J . Mr vi i-ip'.ir.', Pa. f Jan. 6,'76-tf. D ;i. ;i:. v. J.icstsox PilVSifllN, SlTvGEOX A XI) .UTMTIIEIR. n"i-.. in Sitiiifl llvxl's new buildtns. noarly op i tii- p office. KfsiJtfitee on Sarah strwt, - .a I"r.i'i'Mu. VVEi) S. Attorney at r,av, One iloor above the ".Stroudslmrg House,' Stromlsburpr, I'a. Collections promptly mad;. O -lo'jcr '21, S74. w ii,m. im:iiisox, Xolary lii?IIc, R-al Estate and Insurance Agent and CONVEYANCER. Till' fenrrhe-i and Conveyancing in all it branches curcfulhj and promptly attended to. Ac':)iowtedjmcntf taken for other Stales. 0:Ti?e, Kistlcr's Brick Duilding, near thell.R. Leot, K.VST STROUDSBUKG, TA. i. o. r,)x j i. Set.teiii'KT 2 IS7T,. tf. WILLIAM S. REES, Surveyor, Conveyancer and Real Estate Agent. t Farms,' Timber Lands and Town Lots FOR SALE. :Ti-e tnc:irlv opposite American Iloue st! J 1 d Mr below the Corner Store. March 2 , li7:;-tf. DR. J.LANTZ, SURGEON & MECHANICAL DENTIST. f .ill has hi oilace on Main str"et, in the second utory ' Dr. S. Walton's brl k buildtns, nearly opposite the 'r-)iii,i,urg Iiouse, and lie Caters In ins-If that by eih taa rf-ars con-taiit practice and the most etirtiest ancl nrful a!t-ntiou to all uiattr portaininy to his pro fsfin. that he i fulir able to perform all oteratiotis iu the dental liue iu the most careful and skillful man ner. pciii attention jjfvcn to savtn; the Natural Teth ; . t the insertion of Artificial Teetb on Itubber. Gold, .Silver, or Continuous Ouins, and perfect fits in all tu insured. f't persons know the ?reat folly and danger of en--utiiij th'-ir work.to the iuexperieuef-d.or to tho liv it t a ditauce. ' April 13, 1S74. tf. Opposition to Humbuggery! Th iinW!j;nod hereby announces that he has re nmd businrys at the old'ntand, next door to Kuster's '1 'thine Store, Maiu strert, tStroudfthurs. I'a., and is f.!j prepared to accommodate all in want of BOOTS and SHOES, rca'ic in the latest st yle and of good material. Repair- ig promptly atleuted to. Giv?. me a eall. I'"-, a, 167.V-1T.J c. LEWIS WATERS. N TOOK, PAPER II A ME R, GLAZIER AND PAINTER, MONllOE STREET, Nearly opposite Kautz's Blacksmith Shop, SrROL'DSBl'Ra, Pa. The undersigned woald respectfully iti foroi the citizens of Stroadsburg and vicinity 'hat he is now fully prepared lo do all kinds of Paper Hanging, Glazing and Painting, promptly and at thort notice, and that he will kep constantly on hand a fine stock ol per Hangings of all descriptions and at lo prices. The patrouage of the public ' earnestly solicted. May 1C, 1872. welling House for Sale. A very desirable two .story Dwrlliuf? House, contain ing 8evii rooms, one ot woton iasuiUDie tor a store Itoooi, .ituate on Mam tr--t, in the tor0ut;h of Stroudxburi;. Tbe t biiildiau is Doarlr new. and rverv part In in 9 l of it in good condition. For terms Ac, Clllt this office. -- fDc.9, 187ft-t. J OB PRINTING, of aff kindneatly ex ecuted at tbit cSEe. i ouvt Proclamation. J v Whereas, the Hon. Samcei. S. Prf.her, President Judge of the 22d Judicial District of Pennsylvania, composed of the counties of Monroe and Carbon, and PetTer Oruver and Chari.es V. Decker, Squirt, Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Monroe, and by virtue of their oificcn. Justice of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Jail delivery and Court of General Quarter Sessions in aud for the said County of Monroe, have issued their precept to me commanding that a Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Common Pleas, and Court of Oyer aud Terminer and General Jail Delivery and Orphan' Court, for the said County of Monroe, to be Loldeu at Stroudsburg, on i MOKDAY, the 23th day of December 1S7J, to continue one week, if necessary. XOTICT Is' hereby given 'to the Coroner, the Justices of the Teace, aud Constables of the said county of Monrte, that they be then and there ready with their rolls records, Inquisitions, examinations and other remem brances to do those things which their offices arc ap pertainint;, and also that those who are bound by recognizances to prosecute give evidence apainst the prisoners that are or shall be in the jail of the said cou nt y of Monroe, or against persons who stand charged with the commission of offences to lie then and there to prosecute or testify as shall be just. f (od save the Commonwealth.) ' f JACOH K.. SIIAFER, Sheriff. Sheriff's Office. Stroudsburg,! Nov. ao, 1876. ( Great Bargain's!' H. D. BUSH, The down town Dry Good Merchant will sell " his immense stock of GOODS before the first day of January, A. D. 1S77, to make room for a different line of goods. Goods sold at cost and less than cost ! IIU fltock connists of all kinds of Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Notions, &c. The public i in vi te1 to come and examine his .stock as it will positively be Fold cheaper than it can be bought elsewhere. H. D. BUSH. Stroudsburg, Nov. 23, 1376. 1m. THE wYork STILL DOWN TO THE OLD PRICES in spite of the advance in prices at whole sale, AND OUU STOCK LARGER AND MORE COMPLETE THAN EVER. We have scoured the market for things Interesting and Profitable FOR OUR CUSTOMERS, AND CAN NOW OFFER GREATER INDUCEMENTS TO CASH BUYERS TECA-UST EVER! Dress Goods. Cloths and Cassimcrcs, Flannels and Blankets, bleached and brown MUSLIN, Prints, Shawls, Underwear for For Ladies, Gents' and Children. Gents' Fnrnishing Goods, HOISERY, KID GLOVES, Ribbons, &c. Sec. We propose to MAINTAIN our REP UTATION for being the Cheapest Store Al Sfore5 OWN, BY BEING JUST WHAT the TERM IMPLIES, AND IF ANY THINK THEY HAVE REASON to DOUBT IT WE WOULD VERY KINDLY INVITE THEM TO CALL AND INVESTIGATE, AT .The New-York Store. ) . . . . Stroudsbarg, Oct. 12 , !87C 3ra. THE TERROR IN LOUISIANA. COOL AND DELIBERATE MURDERING. A TIIIULLIXG SCENE AT THE SESSION OF THE RETURNING BOARD THE OUT RAGES DENOUNCED BY NORTHERN DEMOCRATS GEN. JOHN M. FALMER'd WRATH TERRIBLE NARRATIVE OP A WITNESS. From the New-York Timen. New-Orleans, Nov. 28. A startling scene occurred before the Returning Board to-day. Four witnesses were examined. All had been wantonly shot because of their Republican principles. Two were brought to the city ou cots. Their names are Ben James, Eaton Longwood, H. W. Burrcll, and Eliza Pinkston. During the latter's pitiful recital of her wrongs her husband emasculated and then killed before her eyes, of her babe whose throat was cut in her arms, of her own gashed breast and limbs, and finally the outrage of her person by two white Democrats ex-Gov. John M. Palmer, of Illinois, leaped from his chair and said in wrath. "If this story be false, those that prepared it for this poor woman should be hanged ; but if, as I firmly believe, it is true, the wretches who can perpetrate such atrocities should be execut ed without mercy. I will spend $10,000 to ferret out this case. It looks true. This poor woman has certainly been cruelly wronged. The question is broader now than President-making it is one of hu manity. If she has told the truth, Sheri dan should come back at once and hold with a grip of iron a people who can sec such infamy without remonstrance even in their public prints." Gov. Palmer was greatly excited while making these remarks, and astounded the Louisiana Democrats, who tried iu vain to pacify him. Gen. George B. Smith, of Wisconsin, also exhibited much excitement, and turning upon local Demo crats, said, "You have deceived us." Subse quently Lyman Trumbull, who was absent from the room during the woman's recital, flatly concurred with Gen. Palmer. The demoralization of the Democrats here is complete, not only because of the facts dis closed, but because of the names of leading Democrats who are exposed in detail as the murderers and ravishers. Other witnesses, men and women, who have cruelly suffered, are yet to take the stand. Tonight the Chief of Police has been compelled to station a force around the domicile within which Mrs. Pinkston lies prostrate on a bed. A turbulent Demo cratic crowd is assembled, and they are loud with menaces. At last it is evident that even Northern Democrats cannot re turn home and sneer down Southern Democratic outrages as myths. The testi mony which Hon. John Sherman. Gen. Gartield, Eugene Hale, Gen. White, Courtlandt Parker, E. W. Stoughton, and Judge Kelley will furnish the North will startle the whole country. Following is in substance Mrs. Pinkstou's statement: On Saturday night, the 4th of the month, Henry Pinkston, a respectable colored man, who was known in the island district of Ouachita Parish, went to his cabin after, as is stated, having held a consultation re garding the election with a number of Re publican leader?. He was known in the parish as steadfast, and somewhat demon strative Republican, but, fearing for his life, he had recently joined a Democratic club. According to the sworn statement of his wife, Eliza .Pinkston, which is now befor me, he went quietly to bed on the night in question, not fearing or ap prehending any danger. At about 3 o'clock the next Sunday morning a number of men, who from their voices were known to be white, came to the cabin and, knocking on the door, said, "Come out here Pinkston, your Yankee friends want to take you to Monroe." To this Mrs. Pinkston, who thought she recongnized the voice of the speaker, re plied, "You are no Yankee; you are Dr. Young." A man named Gogan, who was afterward recognized by Mrs. Pinkston, immediately answered, "Dr. Young is not in the parish." After a few words more of no importance had passed between the terrified woman and the men ou the outside, Gogan broke down the door of the cabin, and a number of armed white men, among whom Mrs. Pinkston recognized Dr. Young, Billy Parks, Gogan, Frank Durham, "Buck" Baker, and others, rushed into the room. They went up to the bed where Pinkston was lying, and, dragging him out on the floor, cried, "You will vote no more Radical tickets here." "Buck" Baker said, "We must 'tend to the woman, too." They theu commenced firing their pistols at Pinkston. He fell. His wife screamed, and one of them struck her over the head with his heavy navy revolver. She was cut and shot iu several place her jaw was broken, but she did not die. When she bad been " 'tended to," the men took her husband, tied a handkerchief over his mouth, and carried his bleeding body out of the house. Then they killed him. Be fore he died he begged them to spare his life, saying. "I will vote the Democratic ticket, sure." "No," said one of them. " your nigger heart, you have fooled us long enough ; now you must die." Having killed the husband the men Dext turned to the wife. Her infant lay at her side. They cut its throat from ear to ear and threw the dead body into a pond near by. Theu they left th cabin, and the bleediug, cliildess widow of their victim wiw tkem no more. Theie are 2,167 Re publican voters m the parish where Henry Piokstou. lived, but only 781 of theui went to the polls oo election day. yrw-ORLEArs, Nov. 30 la the preceed- ings before the Returning Board yesterday, Cbarlcs Tidwell, of Ouachita, a witness in rebuttal to the testimony of Mrs. Eliza Pinkston, was introduced by the Demo cratic Conservative Committee. It is hearsay testimony merely as to the facts of Pinfcston's murder, and it shows that no investigation whatever was at tempted by the Coroner or any other ofHcial into how the negro came to his death. There are people who would like to have some testimony as to Mr. Tid well's character for veracity, before accepting his opinion of Mrs. Pinkston's ability to tell the truth, and there are some who may desire the citation of a well-authenticated instance of a Louisiana Coroner being prevented from doing his duty in order to screen negro murderers. Weight of the Human Body. There are few people but like to be weighed occasionally ; some do it regularly at certain hours, before and after meals, or taking a bath, etc. Yet there are few things so changeable as the weight of the body ; indeed, it, ia rarely the same for a few minutes together ; and if a man were to sit on one of the plates for a whole day, the other plate would be constantly oscillat ing within certain limits. The state of the weather and time ot the year influence our weight. In summer we grow fatter than we are in winter, such is the general rule ; yet most people believe that hot weather makes us leaner. It is true we eat less and perspire more; these arc certainly two causes of loss ; but, on the other hand, we expend less to keep up the temperature of the body, and moreover we drink more, and our beverages possess the curious pro perty of increasing our fat. Beer, and even pure water, are great fattening agents. Cat tle reared for slaughter get a great deal to drink, which increases their bulk consider ably ; the tissues are gorged with liquid, and so the weight increases, but the sys tem is weakened. In winter, the organ ism has to be provided with heat ; we eat more, but also expend more to keep up the temperature of the body ; then also we drink less, so that, on the whole, the loss is greater than the gain, and we grow lean. In short, we fatten when, under ordinary circumstances, we bum more of the food we have taken, and we, therefore, in breath ing, exhale carbonic acid in proportion. We begin to emit less of the latter in April; its amount diminishes considerably in July, August and September, and attains its minimum about the autumnal equinox. It then goes on increasing from October, and we begin to lose the substance gained dur ing the summer. From December to March we remain nearly stationary. To conclude, as we consume less in summer than in win ter, all other circumstances remaining the same, we are heavier in hot weather than we are in winter. Boston Transcript, Security and Splurge. Mrs. Jane G. Swisshelm is writing letters from Europe to the Chicago Tribune. When she visited the Bank of England, she was struck by the ugliness and the unpretentiousncss of "the Old Lady of Threadnecdlc street," and thereupon pro ceeded to moralize as follows : If one bone of an animal betrays the secrets of his life, the anatomy of that right arm of British finance has a lesson for us; and this is that security and splurge be long to different species. The latter may be as large as a spermaceti whale, and brilliant as a dying dolphin ; but it is sure to be slippery, to be addicted to sudden plunges and mysterious disappearances ; and is hard to hold even with a harpoon. While the former is a clumsy kind of beast, with big claw-feet, made for taking a good hold of the ground, and a round, shaggy kido gives large opportunities for 'catching and holding hini. So long as the American people trust their money to folks because they have magnificent banking houses, or other places of business, eplendid residences, retinues of servants, high-stepping horses, glittering coaches, flashing diamonds, gaazy laces, rustling silks, shimmering sating and sweep ing velvets, so long do they prove that they belong to that class of animated nature which was made to be eaten, and have no riiht to complain when the eaters cat them. If I ever get a hundred dollars, and put it into a bank, and Jenkins informs me, some day, through the columns of the morning paper, that Mr. B. roy banker, has purchased a fancy team, or that the lovely Mrs. B. was the observed ot all observers at Madame Dorothea Diamond's ball, on account of her exquisite blue satin dress, point lace aud pearls, I will be one of the first visitors to the bank that day and what I shall want will be my $100 and all the interest if there is any, due on it ; and if I can find no place that appears safer than that bank, I will roll it up in a rag and risk the burglars. A few years since there was a Presbyte rian minister at Columbus, Miss, who had a horror of shouting in church, which faet was well known to his comrraratioD. One day, after he had preached a very spiritual sermon, an old lady was observed to leave the church in a very hasty roanuer. Meet ing her a few day after, the minister asked her why she had rushed from the church bo suddenly the Sanday befofe. "Well," bhe responded, "the fact is, I was m filled with grace in listening to your sermon, that I found I couldn t contain myself, 60 I ran over to the Methodist fJhurch acTosV tbo way and shouted." Large Poultry-Yard. The following account of the largest poultry-yard in the State of New York is given in The Fanciers' Journal : "It is at Greene, Chenango county, and is kept by Mr. A. B. Robeson. He has G,000 ducks. 4,000 turkeys and 1,200 hens. They con sume daily GO bushels of corn, two. barrels of meal, two barrels of potates and a quantity of charcoal. The meal, potatoes and charcoal arc boiled together and form a pudding, which is fed while warm. Mr. Robeson has twelve buildings for his fowls, each from one hundred to two hundred feet long, fourteen feet wide and seven feet under the eaves, with doors in the ends of all of them. He bought most of his ducks in the est aud had them all shipped in crates three dozen in a crate. He also had an egg-house thirty -five by fifty feet and four stories high, the outside of which is eighteen inches thick and built of cut stone, laid in mortar, boarded up on the the inside and filled in between the outside and the inside wall with sawdust, it taking 3,000 bushels. Mr. Robeson says there is money iu poultry and ho thinks he can make enough out of his 0,000 ducks to pay for his egg-house, which cost $7,000. He gets ten cts. per pound for turkey feathers, twelve for hen s and sixty-five for ducks'. He intends to keep a great many more fowls next season aud has agents all over the country who are buying up poultry and ctrrs." Anecdote of President Grant This neat bit of humor of President now for the first time in Grant's appears print : Just before the close of the last session of Congress, while riding out one day, he was struck with the appearance of a horse driven before a butcher's cart. The butcher was sent for and asked if he would sell. The butcher would do so for a proper con sideration. The proper consideration was estimated at $250, which was paid. Subse quent!)', after driving out with Senator Lonkung, the President said, "Come to the stable and look at a new horse I've bought." Mr. Conkling, who is something of a judge of horses, looked him over thoroughly, poked him here, punched him there, and did all that a firstclass Senator and horse man should do in such a case. "Where did you get him ?" asked the Senator "I bought him of a butcher," replied the President. "How much did you pay for him ?" "Two hundred and fifty dollars," an swered General Grant. "Well," responded the Senator, "he may be a very good animal, and doubtless is, but if it were my case, I think I should rather have the money thau the horse." " That is what the butcher thovyht" re plied the President. Harpers Magazine. Poisoned by Reading at Night. French novels have long been regarded by some persons as a species of moral arse nic, but no no one suspected that their per usal had aught to do with the actual absorp tion of the chemical element. A rich lady in the Fanbourg St. Bonore recently found herself growing very ill and the doctor pro nounced her to be suffering from some slow poison. She rejected this idea as absurd, but on rising one morning found a glass of water which was usually placed by her bed side to be discolored by a white, filmy pow der. On showing this to the doctor he at once declared it to be arsenic. All in quiries failed to detect the culprit, and the next night madame filled the glass herself, and kept careful watch that no one med dled, with it. Nevertheless, in the morn ing, the white powder again made its ap pearance, and the doctor was fairly at his wits end to find the real cause. Finally he discovered that his patient was in the habit of reading in bed, and for that reason candles were kept burning all night in her room. These candlas, of dazzling white ness, had been strongly impregnated with arsenic in the bleaching process, and the arsensic becoming volatilized by the com bustion, poisoned the air of the bed room. A Fastidious Horseman. Washington was an excellent horseman. It is said that he could ride at full gallop and retain a dollar between each knee and the saddle, euch was the tenacious grasp of his thighs upon the hor?c. He was very fond of his horses and liked to see them thoroughly groomed. The manner in which his white horses were kept white is curious. Mr. G. W. P. Curtis states that the night before they were to be used they were en tirely covered with paste, the chief ingredi ent of which was whiting, and were then completly clothed, and left for the night to sleep on clean straw. By the morning this coating was hard and dry, and it was then brushed and curried oft", leaving tho hair beneath beautifully white and glossy. Af ter this tho hoofs were blackened and pol ished. To complete this curious toilet the horses' mouths were washed and their teeth picked and washed, when they were con sidered to be groomed, and were ready for work. For tho first time in a good many years Lancaster county has come out ahead in lier political race with old Berks. Tho lat ter has steadily increased her Democratic majority, while Lancaster has rather fallen back. But now it is all right again. The majority for Hayes in Lancaster is 7787, while that for Tildeu in Berks ia 253!. Count the "Old Guard( 193 ahead. A Lesson to Our Young Mea. It seems aa though a time of judgment had come on all kind of offenders. W see, by the newspapers which come to our ofBce from all parts of the country, that villaius hitherto supposed to be respectable are geting deserts on every hand. Hardly a week passes without some conspicuous example being given, through the exposuro of prominent citizens, of the folly of at tempting to build up a reputation on hypo crisy or a fortune ou a fraud. If the young men of the country could only realize what ignominious fates are con stantly overtaking dishonest men, they would need no other proof that the path of virtue is the only sure road to lasting pros perity, and that the way of transgressors is hard. Ledger A sick man iu New Orleans was told by the. doctor that nothing would save him except a quart of catnip tea. "Then I must die," said the poor man, "for I don't hold but a pint." This note from a Chicago girl to her lover was made pudlie through a lawsuit, "Dear Sarnie, Pap's watermellons is ripe, come and bring some poetry like you brought before. My love for you will ever flow like the water running down a tater row. Bring a piece as long as your arm, and have a heap more about those raving ringlets and other sweet things. Com next Sunday and don't fule me." A colored orator at a recent eimpmeet ing declared that be never would sell his birthright for a nest of partridges. His allusion was to the sale which Esau made of his pottage. Another remarked in his sermon : "I know dat de good Lord do care for the leastest of his Cock, as well as de mos' giganticuss, fur me an' my ole wo man hab jest emerged from a most disas trous state ob health, aa' are now enjoyin'a series of convalescence." In Barman's menagerie there are some fine elephants, which are trained to danco for the amusement of visitors, and they do it exceedingly well, considering that tbeir physical organization does not appear especially adapted to "tripping the light fantastic toe," yet it would scarcely bo expected that they would acquire such a fondness for the exercise as to indulge iu it solely for their own pleasure. But tha ether day a visitor, while strolling through the menagerie, chanced to come upon the elephants' apartment, and there, all to them selves, without keeper to direct, or so far as they knew without spectator to wit ness, the huge ungainly creatures were soft ly dancing with apparentd elight. It was a curious sight to the one who thus hap pened to intrude upon their private rc hersal. There are a number of middle-aged gen tlemen, who, thinking themselves endowed by nature with oratorical ability, visit Sun day schools to display tbeir speech making qualities. One of these gentry had a round of four or five schools which he visited re gularly, and as regularly bored, ending his orations invariably with Amen ! While visiting one of the schools, the superintend ent out of courtesy, asked him if he desired to say a few words to the school. "Wa'al, yes, I'll say just a word or two !'' and, straightening himself up, he began : "Wa'al, chil'un, the superintendent wants me to speak to yer 1 Neow, what shall I sy what shall 1 talk about ? A bright little fellow, about four years of age, sitting in the front seat, who evidently had heard the orator before, jumped to his feet, and lisped out loud enough to be heard all over the school room : "Thay Amen,' and tint down !" The advance synopsis of the report of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1876, pre sents a number of interesting facts, particu larly as repardsthe production of distilled spirits in its relation to that of fermented liquors. The receipts from the tax ou spirits were $51,300,458, an increase over the previous fiscal year of $4,512,520. But this increase was not due to an increased Manufacture, but to a rise in the tax from seventy to ninety cents per gallon. The total number of gallons on which taxes were paid is 58,016,248, against 04,425,811 gal lons in 1875, the consequent presumption being that over 8,000,000 gallons less cf spirituous liquors were consumed in 1S7G than in 1S75. But, while the production and consumption of distilled spirits' exper ienced a decline, the manufacture of fer mented liquors increased considerably. The total reported for the year was 9,150,G75 barrels, a gaiu of 415,031 over the returns of the year previous. The tax was the same, one dollar per barrel, which has now been the fixed rate for some years. The figures relating to this interest for 1875, 1S74 and 1873 show a steady decline in the production, and k is therefore somewhat remarkable that it should have taken so great a start last year. Possibly, as the Brooblyn Times suggests, they are right who contend that the ale and lager interest is opposed to the whisky interest, and that the increase of beer drinking meaus a de crease of spirit drinking. More than one half of tho whole revenue came from the Western States, $50,370,763. The Middle States stand next, with $27,365,27S ; the Southern States next, $19,300,810 ; the Eastern States next, $1,031,046; the Pacific States next, $3,285,205 ; aud the Territories last, $2G7,G76. The State standing first is Illinois, $23,730,604 ; se cond, Ohio, $16,537,678 ; third, New York, $M,G16,724 ; fourth, Kentucky, $7,715, ; asd eljth, Yirgbia, ?7;3H,SH ..