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USES E. CHAMBERS, - - - Editor. SATURDAY, - - APRIL 37, 1872. EDITORIAL PAHA6B1MH. The attention of our readers i called to the article republished under the title of "Politics," in another column upon this page, from the Atlantic Monthly for May. Last Wednesday was rendered me morable by the fact that on that day, for the -first time since the South Caroli na Senators withdrew after the secession of that State in 1860, twelve years ago all the States of the Union were fully rep resented in the Senate of the United Statev. R-iConstritctfew, with its rarloos phases, and contests 6er individual seats, have combined to prevent this- re sult, and it was only, finally brought about when, on the 2-tth, Gen. Ransom, the new Democratic Senator from North Carolina. was duly admitted thus fill ing the only vacancy in the thirty-seven SUtoa. On that day, for the first time since 1861, every seat in the Senate was filled and every State represented. Public opinion ia England seems to expect more from their legislators than we do from ours. The scene of disorder und personal recrimination which fol lowed the introduction, in the House, of Sir Charles Dilke's motion for investiga tion, was promptly denounced by every paper ia the realm as a disgrace, not only to that body, bnt to the entire na tion. Similar exhibitions in our Con gress are, however, allowed to pass with out remark or comment as witness the late personal altercations in the House over the Civil Service Reform bill and the Verba' Buena Island grant. If Sen ators and Representatives feel no respect for each, other, they ought at least to re member that some degree of considera tion is due to the dignity of the office they fill.' ' ' At the present time, when narrow- guage rail-roods - and narrow-guage statistics and narrow-guage ideas are subjects of snch deep interest to the dwellers here and hereabouts, it may be pleasing to some to know that a narrow guage railroad convention is ,to be held in St. Louis on Wednesday, the 19th of June next. The movement is regarded as of prime importance to all persons interested in the narrow-guage theory Officers of narrow-guagft roads, dealers in narrow-guage materials, and railroad engineers are especially Invited. . Might not a narrow-guage delegation from those who understand the workings of the Painesville and Youngstown road, lie able to lay . before this convention some new and original ideas in regard to t lie successful management of a nar row-gunge enterprise ? Tjik past week has still further de veloped the probability that the coming summer may bring to the fair fields of Frauce, harvests other than those of peaceful industry. Warlike prepara tions are being pushed rapidly forward and every effort is being put forth to place the military system in that state of efficiency which will enable them to re- vengo the bitter lessons of subjugation, upon their hated neighlxir. The recon struction of the Rheinish frontier is a fondly cherished idea, which the inso lence of Germany but fans into a keener sense, and, urged on by national pride, it is to be feared that the warning of the past will go all unheeded and the "land ot smiling vineyards " be once more plunged into a repetition of those sad scenes that have draped her people and her honor in funeral weeds. OOXKISTEMCY A JEWEL. Economy of management has long been a desideratum with the officers of the Lake County Agricultural Society, and in furtherance ot this object much care has been taken in controlling most of the expenditures rendered necessary by the organization. . But with a singu lar obliquity they have permitted one source of expense aud that the largest of all to go without any attempt at control and seemingly without any de sire to reduce the outlay in that direc tion. The printing of the Association which in amount of cost is more than equal to any other three items in the list of ex penses Is given out without being sub jected to competative bids and without even au attempt being made to secure a reduction in the rates charged. Practi cally the establishment,' in whose hands the work is placed, fix their own prices. and the result is that the Association has heretofore and does now ' pay from twenty-fire to fifty per cent, more for its printing than other responsible estab lishments would be willing to do it for, If economy is a necessity or even de sirable, why not extend its operation into every -department of expenditure? Why should there be any better reason for paying from one-fourth to one-half more than ia necessary, in the case of printing than in that of any' other branch? Perhaps Geo.. Blish, Esq., the President of the Association, or C. C Jennings, the director who, together with the President, is .--entrusted with this matter, can furnish a satisfactory explanation to those interested. But to the uninitiated it bears at least a family resemblance to certain events lately ex posed in New York. XEHVES VS. GOOD-TEHPEK. A aucry has often suggested itself whether the development of one's pow ers of enjoyment is not often too dearly purchased by the correspondingly in creased capacity for suffering. Probably there is no person, who is morbidly con scious of possessing nerves, but has looked with envy upon that class of be ings who float through life, calmly and happily, without realizing intense en joyment er experiencing fierce pains, Heaven has come to be, with many, the svnonrm for rest, and Mrs. Greville, in her celebrated "Prayer for Indiffer enec," gave eloquent expression to a very common aspiration which few peo ple possess the ability to put into ade quate language. And after all good-temper is generally but a question of organization. In Sun day-school tales and, Religious memoirs we find accounts of those in whom the epirit overcomes the flesh and who, while suffttring torture, compel the lips to smile and the tongue to return soft an swers. But in real life one seldom, if ever, meets with one of this class. As a rule good-tempered people are no better tempered at heart than those who suffer under tho reputation of being ill-natured wretches. Tbe man whose temper is seldom ruffled.gejicrally possesses strong muscles and perfect health, excellent digestion, and an aggressive manner. What we call his amiability is a were matter of strength and health, for which lie is not more morally responsible than for having a large appetite and functions that enable him to assimilate rapidly People fail to realize that the nervous man suffers in his own individuality far more than those around him. Theydonot appreciate that his irritation is but the outward expression of innumerable pang which are no less poiguant be- cause lutiuitessiuial. On this account :hey often aot as aggravations and pro voke additional out-breaks by miiliaj:, conceited declarations that a man is re sponsible for the misery which he suffers. When they do thU they render them-j selves simply unendurable, J . People who possess no susceptibility to petty annoyances deserve- no credit Cor preserving their tranquility and their equanimity. The truth is they cannot help it and thereare few things more worthy of genuine contempt, than that complacent self-assertion which leads one of those so-called good-tempered people to sneer at annoyances and their expresslowpwlilcn ttfeTTireslmpTy xi lia ble to comprehend. 1 r T r " ' " f FAWNEWiM POLITICS' - Political writers can seldom be brought to understand or rpprctete JJsff fact that fair and candid argument ia, in reality far more effective than partuan misrep resentation, or, that a decent acknowl edgment of personal merit in an oppo nent docs not involve the surrender of either position or principle. . With them, as a class, to abuse is to refute and to de nounce is to disprove, while the strongest delusion prevails among them that the people are pleased and influenced by tnese means. But occasionally a nota ble exception may be found. At a recent meeting held in Brooklyn, New York, in favor of the renomination of General Grant, Henry Ward Beecher delivered an address which was so strongly characterized by a manly straight-forward candor that it com pelled respect even where it failed to convince, , and which, 60 far as those qualities are concerned, might advan tageously be taken as a model for others Unqualifiedly in favor of Grant, he was nevertheless willing to admit that there might possibly be men who opposed him from tture and patriotic motives. Of Sumner. Trumbull and Schruz he said that he believed them to be "able, bou- est, eloquent and true men," and that they were worthy of the respect and con sideration of every Republican, even if they were not entitled to the support of the party. We believe it has not been claimed that the effect of his speech was at all marred by these utterances, and, on the contrary, there can be little doubt but that it was increased by thein. An audience is al ways better disposed to hear and believe a speaker's statements because of an im pression produced that hcisso.far fair and impartial as to be worthy of thought and credit. Another point, and that a good one, was made by Mr. Beecher. In speak ing. of the Cincinnati Convention be admitted that it would probably be the means of doing much good through the debates to -which it would give ri.se. if not through its final action, and in con cluding he said, " If they can raise up a more loval power within the land if they can raise a platform which shall be higher than it would have been bad it been raised by us we will accept their influence and nse it." Free discussion of the merits and qual ifications of a Presidential candidate is not a privilege but a duty, aDd any at tempt to stifle it by unfair denuueiation, by excommunication from the party, by threat or bribe, is no less a tyranny be cause exercised by the many instead of the individual. An honest belief and an honest defense are entitled to a respect ful hearing and a decent consideration, nor do unfair attempts to suppress or de ceive avail more in the political arena than elsewhere. Literariana. The May number of Scribner's Monthly is the first one of the fourth volume of this excellent publication. It was started about a year and a half ago and since then has been steadily increasing in worth, both in its letter press and its il lustrations, and consequently iu pop ularity. Owing to flue management aud able editorship it has succeeded in be coming one of our standards if good taste and an equal of the older repre sentatives of periodical literature. To our mind it combines the solidity of the Atlantic with the lighter class of read ing found in Harper and a number of other magazines. Particularly is this happy medium visable in the criticisms winch have appeared in its pages at in tervals since its first appearance ; in its well-chosen illustrated articles; and more than anywhere else in its various departments of "editorial." With the present number there are the traces ot additional and new improvements in several departments. - The illustrations accompanying " Traveling Dy leie graph" itself an admirably written, in teresting ami improving paper are even finer than we have heretofore seen in the magazine, and reflect as vast a deal of credit upon both artist and engraver as the article does upon its author, Mr. James Richardson. Wo have not space to produce the table of contents which is as varied as it is large uui snan en deavor only to make particular mention of one or two of its attractions, although each and every one would bear favora ble criticism. "At His Uates," a serial story, of which the XII and XIII chap ters are now Detore us, is Dy Mrs. ou- phant, and is one or that author s most poweriui anu iriiiiutu worxs. ine de lineation of domestic character is pure and natural, aud although the scenes and incidents dealt with are those of appa rent actual life, the story is what sim ple as it may seem lew could produce from sucli material. The story is never lacking in trajric interest, and tbe style of the writer is bright, graceful, and never fatiguing. Altogether, "At His Gate is a story of rare merit. Of "Back Log Studies " it need only be. said that the paper ia the May number is equal to any that have appeared, but Mr. Warner has a little more of the sober, earnest thought In this than in any paper which has been published heretofore. Among the ar ticles ot more solidity are an admirable and scholarly criticism upon " Mr. Low. ell's Prose," by Mr. W. C. Wilkinson, and "Our Educational Outlook," by Mr, O. P. Burchard. There are four illus trated articles and a number of poems sketches and stories of more than the usual attractiveness and variety. The Mav Scribner is as we think every new one is ahead of its predecessor ; but it hardly seems possible that the June number can surpass the present one, un less it contains Mr. Whitlaw lieid's essay ou Journalism, wnicn we nave authority ror saying will appear m an early num ber. In the Atlantic for May, 'Jefferson in in the Service of Revolutionary Vir ginia " is the initial article ; and in it Mr, James Parton continues his admirable biographical sketch of the great states man in the same interesting manner that has characterized his former paper. Will Wallace Harvey contributes a very pretty story under the title of "Who won the Pretty Widow." The tale assumes to be the narative of the trials and sufferings of one who "shared and ympathized with the misfortunes of a lost cause," but whether it be fiction or fact, it is what may have been, and shows us the side of the picture in the late rebellion that we have not yet seen. " French Democracy " is the subject of a schol arly essay by Mr- Herbert Tuttle, and in which are discussed several of the topics of vital interest in the career of that bct pie. "Septjmius Felton " is continued and is aevei.onuig in oeauiy anu interest There are papers containing "The Di versions of the Echo Club ; ' "A (bonie.Uy of Terrors;7' "xne roet ac tne urcakmst Table." and several minor contributions upon various subjects, The poems of which there are seven are unusually rich id fine qualities ana will form to many reader tho most attractive portion of the reading matter. Certainly one can seldom find such an array or cele brated names appended to verses of such merit in any magazine. Grace Green wood writes "The Story of Some Bells ;' Bret Hartc of "Conception de Argucllo;" each is in it author's reiu.- '-Di tinv" is tbe subject t tfome graceful lines by Kr. T. B. idrich; "In a Church." -"An April Aria." "In the Dark," and "In Earliest Spring," are all excellent in their id liferent wajs. The contents of tbe several .'editorial departr ments w a-awe as theother nwMer," and are fair and impartial criticisms of literature, art, music, etc. 1 he reviews of recent literature in this magazine. which have alwa-v -beea.-cause mod gaoAi authority and sound criticism, it -seems now have been developed to a greater ex tent than ever before; and this, fax., sot only in quality but in quantity, lor un der tbe head we can now find not only noKssTHTEnglisn, nt on Germanand r renen works. The pages oovotea to Science and Politics are filled r&b th record of the latest discoveries da the former, and with able articles on the questions of the day in the hitter,,, NEWS OP THE WEEK It some. East, West, ITcrtli & South. .. , o : . '"'- : ABROAD.;!- lute Foreign Advices GENERAL The Sex ate Resume for the trtek end ing April 23rd. On Wednesday the 17th the House amendments to Mr.. Boesel's bill to allow counties, cities and towns to build railroads were agreed to, and the bill is now a law.. Several Senate bills and half a dozen local bills were also passed; as was a bill previously passed by the House to allow trustees of the soldiers and bailors' Uphans Home to permit inmates to remain at the Home until they attain the age ot eighteen years. In the afternoon, Mr. Jones of Trumbull, from the Temperance Com mittee, reported back Mr. beluU s bill projiosinji to repeal the Adair law., re commending that it be indefinitely post poned. A somewhat protracted debate ensued but when at last the voue was taken on indefinite postponement the motion was agreed to yeas 17, uays 14. the Democrats, with exception ot Mr. Amos, voted against postponement, while all the Kepublicans, except Messrs. Brinsmade, Beavis and Young, voted in tho affirmative. On Thursday the House foint resolution for printing the annual reports of the State Board of Agriculture for 1871 and 1872 was taken up. After amending it so as to provide that the report shall not contain more than 600 pages, including an appendix which shall not contain more than 100 page?, in which' advertisements relating to agricultural interests may De inser ted, the Secretary of - State to- secure proposals for space for advertisements the proceeds of which shall be paid into the btate i reasirry, and credited to tbe general fund, it was adopted. In the afternoon the general appropriation bill was taken up and Its conside ration continued from that time, during Friday and a part of Saturday, when It finally passed. I he balance or tbe day. Saturday, was occupied in general bus iness of no especial importance, and in the hearing a report from the Finance Committee. On Monday the Senate re lapsed into its old ways, and after pass ing tour unimportant puis, it adjourned, pending a discussion of the fifth. 'On Tuesday a long discussion was had 'on Beavis' workhouse bill, a few new bills were introduced and a tew old ones passed among which was Mr. How ard's House bill to regulate tbe sale of illuminating oils, and Mr. Steele's bill to authorize the trustees of Willoughby township, Lake county, to buy a site and build a town hall thereon,, and to levy a tax tor that purpose. The House. Resume for the week end ing April 2Jrd lhe morning session ou Wednesday, until nearly noon, was occupied with the 'disposition, of. Senate messages. Senate amendments to sev eral House bills of a local, nature .were asrreed to, and at eleven o clock, the bill to redistrict tbe State for representatives in Congress, being the special order, was taken up and its consideration continued during the day until afternoon when the Dill, amended by jut. tanton s substi tute, wa3 passed yeas 57, all Republi cans, nays 40, all Democrats but Messrs Powell and Williams. On Thursday so: .0 aeoate was nad on certain senate bills -ind a little miscellaneous business got iiirough with, but nothing of import ance or interest was attended to. un Friday several bills were passed, among which was the senate bill by Mr. Par ker to authorize probate judges, when required bv county commissioners, to complete records of their predecessors Another senate bin by Mr. Jones, of xrumouii, to prescribe tne mode or as sessment and collection or compensation to the owners ot private property ap propriated oy, and to tne use oi corpora tions. The bill contains- nearly thirty sections, and is intended ' to supersede the lormer laws relating to the subject. two local bins were introduced, and considerable amount of routine bus! ness transacted. Saturday was entirely taken up in considering merely local bills and in miscellaneous routine work Monday was similarly taken up though in the course of the day the joint reso lution to provide lor printing the agri cultural reports for 1871-72 was re ceived with the Senate amendment, aud after some debate was disagreed to Tuesday was taken up with local bills and the consideration ot the bill to pro vide lor the "ventilation ot mines, but nothing of interest was done. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. The Senate Resume for the toeek end- inn April 26. Wednesday the 17th was passed in executive session, and Thurs day in miscellaneous business of no im portance or especial interest. Friday was passed in tne discussion ot mils in tended to grant subsides to several en terprises, but no final action was reached and at an early hour the senate ad journed. On Saturday the Texas Pa cific Railroad bill was the principal sub- iect ot debate, out nnauy, pending ac tion, it was found that no quorum was present and so protesed the senate ad journed.' Monday was passed in execu tive session. Tuesday, was taken up with the same routine work as had occu pied the time during the Test of the week. - -- i. The House Reswne for , the week ending, April 23.-;-On Wednesday tbe bill to carry out the provisions or the treaty of Washington came up as the special order, and was, on motion ot Mr. Banks. and against the objection of-Mr, .Cox postponed for four weeks. ; A discussion on the prolific subject of civil service reform occupied the balance of the day, On Thursday, after the passage of a few unimportant bills consideration of tho civil service reform bill was resumed and the debate continued all day. . On Friday the same' subject was again taken up, and after a debate in the course of which Mr. Garfield made a long speech in support of the bill, it wa3 finally re committed, upon motion of Mr. Butler. The House then adjourned until Monday, On Monday after some resolutions and routine business, the Yerba Buena Is land concession came up and the discus sion upon its merits was continued dur? ing the balance of the day, but without reaching any final action. On Tuesday nothing of interest was accomplished. The president, in conversation with several leading Congressmen, who called his attention to the course pursued by Spain toward the United States, intima ted that our relations with Spain, were of a very critical character, and that un less she made reparation for some of her outrages and made proper explanation it would become the duty of our govern in t to assume an attitude that will se en ru respect. It is slated that General Sickl-j is of opinion that Spain will back dotyn from her olTcnsiyo position, A report having been circulated tl."ii Senator Schurz was iii default to I lie treasury six thousand dollars on account of his mission to Spaiu, he culled upon the fifth auditor and found that his ac count, ike li)nr others, was ke-t open because the last six monies of iii's sajary has pot beep i-cceiped for, and a small item of contingent expenses has not beep certified by the Legation in the usua) form, and that instead of Senator Schurz bcifig iii default to the government a balance is stjll' due jlin from the goyeru. meat. , Authentic information has been re ceived in Washinsrton fmm St. Peters burg to the effect that Catacazy's justi- utation of himself bad been considered. attentively iff-. the Council of thcftm- :ire . fie is utterly disgraced, and has left St. Petersburg for Paris, with a pen sion ef three thousand roubles per an num.) The pension is sx settled , that it will be withdrawn. t vtaeazy -mases any publication or grres new cauv; ot ofi'ense. TENNESSEE. A terrific hail storm passed over nor- mgur, onTbg-ynshrtltg an't -Chatta nooga Railroad. The Tfim stones were as large as .walnuts, aud.did. tauch damage to growing icropsA Gallic. Hkirses and swine were greatly terrified by the storm wjbjeb, extendetL over.. jan.sxtiit of territory of about six miles. TEXAS. The reiirtttierft pfihe Gravid Jury jbf Cameron county recited tne history of the depredations on this border, and at tributes the tnccesslindmpuriltyof the thieves, to tbe. protection. ol..Cortlruis, and asks Xhe . protection -of a cavalry force. -" The"govcrnment 1s moving in the matter. One company of cavalry- has already arrived and one company, of the Tenth Infantry is being mounted. ; -. MASSACHUSETTS. .-; . v . Wendell Phillips delivered an address before the international Grand Lodge of Knights ot sc. Crispin, on the labor question, in which he eulogized General Butler, predicted the downfall of the Republicans, and lauded the efforts of the working men to organize-promising them that if they stood by. each other faithfully they could elect a President in 1870. He wanted to see the financial system of the country so reconstructed that money eouUl be had at three per cent instead of ten, and gardens and books aud beautiful things given !to the working classes, who, in his opinion, ought never to work more than eight hours a day. . - MISSOURI. ' '" . . It is asserted by those competent, to know, that the Missouri'ilelegation to the Cincinnati! Convention will embrace at least one thousand politicians, more or less prominent In diderent sections orthe State. They leave via the Ohio & Miss issippi Railroad on Tuesday next accom panied by a band ot music, and have en gaged the whole of the St James Hotel for head quarters. The Liberal State Executive Committee has been called by its Secretary Joseph Pulizer, to meet in Cincinnati on Friday , at the St. James, and remaiu in session until after the adjournment of the Convention. Governor Brown aud most of the mem bers of the committee left Wedncsbay evening. Colonel Grosvenor, chairman ot the state : Convention, and Senator Schurz. who heads the Missouri delega tion, will be in Cincinnati on Saturday. The Kansas delegation over two hundred strong, go directly through.. . caijfoexia. - The increased production fef bullion has advanced mining stocks, stimulating business of all descriptions. lhe grape crop . or California was damaged one-fifth or one-sixth by the ; late frosts. ' Peaches, fligs, apricots, al monds, nectarines and English walnuts also arc badly damaged 1n Some locali-. ties. - The" San Gabriel Placer mines, Los Angetos eonnty, from whence gold was sent to the Philadelphia mint in 1836, twenty-one years before Marshall's 'dis covery at Colomsarc1 about to be worked by the Hydraulic and on a large ' scale. Kich placer mines have been discovered on the Colorado river, two hundred miles above Collivillc. Judi Kiyonari Yoshida, Vice Minister of Finance of Japan, with General Geo. r,. Williams oi the Japanese treasury Department and a numerous suit have arrived on a special Government : Mis sion, and leave for the East in a few days. UTAH. On Sunday, there was a great gather ing of Mormons at tbe Conference.. Or son Pratt and other elders preached that the irresistible progress ot the religion of Latter Day Saints .must ultimately prevail with all the people of the world. intense Interest was manifested. Eve ryone seemed to . rejoice in the convic tion that the power of the church was victorious in the recent judicial conflict aud the knowledge that the prophet Brigham would he speedily restored to them. It . then adjourned till next Sunday. . Most ot the mining districts are now accessible, and next week an examina tion will be made of tho mi lies, which, if favorable, tbe result will bring into the territory over a million dollars capi tal. The future brightens daily. . it is noted as a remarkable fact that every foreign company working mining prop erty here is a success. .. The Mormon authorities commenced a series of arrests, for refusal to pay oppressive taxes and licenses. An apostate Mormon merchant, named Sel ver, was dragged over his counter and through the streets with all manner of indignity, and tortured with wire wrist cuffs, to the City Hall. Intense excite ment ensued and hundreds flocked to the court room, angry and determined. Mr. Hayden, for the prisoner, alleged that a great outrage had been commit ted, and demanded time to prepare a defense, and said a hundred thousand dollars if necessary, were ready for bail. Selver was at length released upon his own recognizance UHtil Mon day. : iixinois. ' -. i . A series of meetings have been held lately by ladles who have either been re fused assistance or only partially re lieved by the relief and aid society, du ring the past winter, for the purpose of giving expression to their indignation, and securing an investigation of the transactions of -the society. While rhev do notdirectly charge the principal of ficers with dishonesty, they hold them to have been negligent and incompetent, and their employes rude and corrupt. The charges against the latter are of a circumstancial and very grave charac ter. One instance is given, in the case of four families occupving a sin trie house, of three receiving an abundance of everything by paying the visitor five dollars'each, and the other; the most needy, receiving nothing, because it re-' fused or was unable to bribe the visitor, ' Governor Palmer delivered a speech on the political situation to a large au dience. He announced nimseii in tavor of civil service reform, not through com missions, but by giving more power to the people, and permitting them to elect postmasters, assessors, etc. He de uounced the corruption which he claim ed existed in various departments of the government. He criticised severely the administration . of Grant, particularly the alleged acts of military usurpation. referring particularly to'his.actipn at the time ot tne cnicago nre. - tie claimed That old party lines are now obliterated. Patriotic men of all shade of opinion could and should unite on the common platform of reform. He said there would- be two national conventions; the' one at Philadelphia, which would lie what he called a stocked convention, the result of which iB known beforehand : the other would he at Cincinnati, and would be a convention of the people. ' He criticised General Grant's political record, and said he was never a Republican till '6S . . AKRAXSAS. The Fort Smith Areu Era of Wednes day last, the 17th, contains the following startling news iroui tne inuian . coun try: The feeling of jealousy harbored by our Indian neighbors -at the authori ty of the United States exercised .vep their territory culminated last Monday, the 15th Inst., in a fearful deed of blood shed, tailing little short ot the whole sale massacre of. the agents of the United States Government. The following startling letter was received on Tuesday morning at the United States Marshal's office, by Captain James W. Donnelly, chief clerk i , : - 1 ' Whitkmers, Barren Fork, ' Cherokee Nation.': ) ' J. W. Donnelly : Dear Sir We have had a terrible fight. Lost seven men killed dead, three of theirs killed and a lot wounded. We are in a devil of a strait. Send us men and means instan ter. We are with the dead and woun ded, and expect to stay with them ftntil the last ono of us goes up. Owens is wounded.' For God's sake send lclp and quickly. ' Come to Dutch town and (hen down Barren Fork to.Whiteniers. Ward is killed. Vauney and 1 are alone with Owens. JTone of the rest are here with us. We look for help to-morrow night by dark. . Wp are looking to be a,- acked every momppt. The parties arc close together. Some of the Cherokecs are with us. j. Yours ifi haste. Signpd J, S. Peavt, The Fort Smith Hew -Era of Friday, after giving the full particulars of the late tight-in the Indian country, as de tailed by Dcputv Marshal Peavv, who with aiiepe-rsou.,-oiily jescaiwd unhurt. 'Says that on '1'burs.la j :v courier arri ed at "the Marshal's olliee here with a letter from Charles F. UoWn-ion, in charge of tbe party sent " out,""datetl Flint Court House. April ljtli. statin" that the re cruiting party had arrived tiier at ten b'elock on thame dv, mnd fob-od. -he whole country deserted. Tiie Proctor family had left the previous day at six o'clock P. ., with forty-six well apueci niOThr-faktRg'-ittt--tlmt wwwwn t with them into The mountains. - Pursuit with a handful of men was out of the qiie'sSoiV TheSetfcer further states htft the previous report, as published in the Avw .fcra. was not exasreraied. that it "was a dreadful affair,""bbui siiles fighting like bull-dogs, and there were thirteen killedauditwelvc jn'ouiuled., - , fJXblJZmtMy of thejKiw.xsharieri ,Jt is must NuiMuuiury, ii suuiew tat iaru , it is the fruit of the great movement in lavor oi municipal reform. The World calls it the "absurd charter of the Com mittee of Seventy." ; The Tribune says : "It differs in a great many important points from all the laws under which we have been misgoverned heretofore; and while it seems to be heedlessly cumbrous in someprovisionstnd detective in many others, there are portions of it which command our hearty approval." The Herald says : "It is experimental!! its character! complicated in its machinery destitute of that directness and simplici ty which 'more than ""ahvthfng else tend to seenre good and honest govern- I ment. An order giving steamship companies privileges -for receiving general order goods into their own bonded warehouses has been signed by Collector Arthur, and sint to Washington for Secretary Boutwell's Indorsement. ' "' The Herald special from Richmond, Va., says: In consequence of the dis cordant elements in and the inharmoni ous proceeding? of the late Republican convention, a Liberal movement has sprung up in Yirginin which, from the names prominent in Its development, as sums some importance. A prominent Republican visited Washington and con ferred with Schurz, Trumbull and Fen ton, when a plan of action for furthering a liberal movement was agreed upon. A meeting will be held in Richmond next Wednesday, at which wealthy and prom inent Republicans will be present to ap point delegates to Cincinnati. Henry Ward Beecher preached from the sermon "Our Father," a sermon de nying utterly the doctrine of foreor dainment, and claiming God to be a God of love, and not the fiend which such a dogma implies. The Tribune says nothing that lias been said iu favor of the Cincinnati movement has been more cordial than the langauge of .Rev. H. W. Beecher, at the Grant meeting. The masses applauded, but the managers looked aghast and said, like the Moabite king, lo an impraetica-. ble prospect: ' "I took thee to curse mine enemies; behold! thou hast blessed them altogether." - -.One hundred find ' seventy-five thou sand dollars have been collected in this country toward payment of the French war claims and deposited with one of the trust companies here. "V-A special from London, : April 16th, says arbitration is at a complete stand still until the reply is received from Washington to the English protest. The nature of tbe protest inspires little hope in the success of future negotiations. - General Sickles states that he has re ceived information that the recent suits against Jay Gould and Lane were filed to prevent, the company from compro mising with and releasing them from fu ture litigation, hut no complaint was en tered, and the counsel of the Erie Com pany considers such action- untenable. The report that seven-eigbthsof the Erie stock is owned by the Bischofi'heiiu par ty is discredited by Sickles, who states that the new American director, Mr. Green,, owns $10,000,000 a number of other Americans as much more, and other parties in Germany, Russia and Holland, associated in tlie new move ment, if 28,000,000. Sickles slates that the Heath and Raphael party, having failed to secure the majority of the stock, have abandoned all attempts to control the road. General Diven, Vice President of the Erie Road, is virtual President, other duties of General Dix claiming his chief attention. - : - China. A telegram from Hong Kong brings intelligence of a terrible marine disaster on the Chinese coast. The French steam er Avato came into collision with the steamer Roua, and the latter vessel was sunk. Sixty persons who were on board the Rona are missing, and it is believed they are an lost. Japan. Political affairs are exceedingly quiet. The first Japanese fair under direetiou of the Government commenced at the sacred city of Liotto, April 10th and will last fifty days. Jjoreigncrs arc allowed to visit it and the suburbs for the period of sixty-four days, thus enabling them to show their manufactures. This is considered the virtual abandonment of their exclusive policy, aud one of the re sults of the visit of lwakura to America 'The news oi the hearty reception given the Japanese Embassy in Califor nia by all parties there, is highly appre ciated, by natives and foreigners alike. Several severe earthquakes have taken place. - . ' Although the Japanese are granted la- cintiesand license, Van Keed sKlce Ex change, at Yeddo, is still debarred from the same privileges, creating much com ment at this action of tbe Government to wards foreigners. The tea season - is j ust over. The ex ports are one million pounds less than in t he same time last season. Prnswia. The Minister of Public Worship has given formal notice to the . Bishop of Ermeland that, as sentences of excom munication . against German subjects clash with civil law and enect the social status, therefore the consent of the gov ernment must be obtained before such sentences are pronounced. The minister insists on obedience to the laws as a duty incumbent on all, and intimates that failure-in that duty on the part of the Bishop will lead to withdrawal by the government of official recognition of his ecclesiastical functions. The Bishop an swers apologetically, anirmingthatcivu .honor is iu no way affected by excom munication. t The North German Gazette again de nies the truth of the London Daily Tele- gruph s alarming statement in regard to the relations-of France and Germany, but. takes occasion- to remark that the last speech of Thiers previous to adjourn ment at tbe Xational Assembly, has pro duced an unpleasant feeling throughout Germany, aud that tho character of the French war budget dictates caution on the part of Germany. It is evident,, says the Gazette, that the government cannot permit Trance to hastily reunquMh the pledges she has made to Germany, and consequently the occupation of French territory by German troops will be long er than would be necessary if the rela tions between the two nations were more favorable, ., France. Mr, Gouland has been permanently appointed Minister of Finance, and M. Tersserence Minister of Agriculture and Commerce. Thiers will shortly hold a review of tl)e military forces in and around Paris. The review which takes place at Long- .champs will be preceded by maneuvers on a largo scale. France having abolished tho passport system as regards England only, other countries demand of her similar exemp- tion. ' French officers have obtained satisfac tion from Madagascar, and the intention of bombarding its principal seaport has been abandoned, Gambetta delivered an address at Havre, in which he alluded to the pres ent condition of France, and tho neces sity of a more definite form of govern ment. He said the first measure to be adopted to insure needed reform was tin; dissolution of the present legislative body of France, and election of a Re publican Assembly, A number of persons wore arrc-U-d in the city of Bayonne, near the Span ish frontier, in the Department of Bas- scs-Pvrcnnes, who were known to be en route for Spain to engage in tho pres ent demonstration against the Govern ment of that country. Tho captives, however, overpowered the police force which had them in charge, and escaped toward the Spapish frontier. Troops have been sent in pursuit of them. Nothing is known of the movements Don Carlos. It is believed he is accom panied by General Cothellnau. Spain. The carlists have again commenced demonstrations against the government, ami are uutive in the provinces of Toledo and Xavarre, where bands under the command of -f .Priests have appeared. Demonstrations in other portions of the kingdom are looked for. - The govern ment authorities have -arrested many persons in the cities of Madric and Vall adplid, and elsewhere, -whom they sus pect ot conspiracy mine i.aritst move ment. A lartre number of peasants in the pro- Tinrr; ryt ftitrnrrcr-wttfnxm- Tenia I. Leon and lluesca have ioined the forces of the pretender. The government is ac tive in cxtraotis to suppress the rising, and it is reported it will adopt a more rig orous policy towards disturbers than that now pureueu. .it is oeiievea neie mas Don Carlos is not atAnnecy, as was re ported from Paris, aud has not yet left treneva. f A Madrid dispatch reports that the Goi'tes-asseittbled in that oily on Monday, The Caalists deputies, at the request of Don Carlos, did not take seats in the con gress. All the Republican and Radical deputies were present. The King's speech contained the fol lowing declaration ; "I will not impose myself on the country- except as the rep resentative or and supported by a major ity, ent if some turbulent minority seeks to impose its will on the nation. I know my dutyaud will fulfill it." Enfland. The prospectus of the "Ameiican At lantic Telegraph Company" is issued. The company proposes to lay a cable from Milford Haven in Wales to Rye Beach, New Hampshire. The rate for messages will be fixed at Is 2d per word. with a charge in gross lor address of three shillings. This rate is about one third of the taaiff of the present com pany. In the House ot commons, Thomas Hughes, member for Fraume, moved an address to the Queen praying her to urge on the Spanish government prompt ful fillment of treaty obligations, so long neglected, in regard to slavery, and the slave trade in the island ot cuoa. A deputation from Belfast, Ireland. waited on Gladstone, and presented to him an invitation, bearing the signa tures of three thousand of its citizens, to visit- that city, accept its hospitality and deliver an address. The document handed to Gladstone heartily recognizes the great services rendered by him to Ireland and its people. The Premier, in response, tooK occasion to speak at some length in explanation and defense of his Irish policy, and expressed a second wish for the welfare of Ireland. He said it would be a great deprivation if he could find himself unable from the pres sure ot public duties, to visit Belfast. He closed by accepting conditionally an invitation as that of the whole rather than a portion of the people of Ireland, and he said ne would open a communi cation at some future time with a depu tation as to the exact date for his visit. The trial of O'Connor has ended. The Jury was satisfied as to the sanity of the prisoner, and brought in a verdict of euilty. O'Connor was then sentenced to be imprisoned twelve months at hard labor and receive twenty lashet. The trial was brought to an abrupt conclu sion. ' The jury impaneled to inquire Into the medical condition of the pris oner, after hearing a number of wit nes ses, reported the boy sane, although an expert. Dr. Herrington. who has studied the subiect of insanity for a quarter of a century, testified that he' regarded the prisoner as insane - and dangerous to be at large The claimant to the Tichborne estate succeeded in. obtaining bail in the requi site five thousaud pounds, as fixed by Lord Chief Justice Bovell, but the judge, on presentation ot his bondsmen, de. clined accepting them. In tbe House of Commons, Rathbone, member from Liverpool, af-ked whether the Government had sent or intended to send its counter case respecting the Ala bama claims to-the Geneva Board, and Gladstone replied that the case had licen prepared and sent to Geneva. Touching the contents oi the document, he would say, there was nothing relative to claims for indirect damage. A note accompa nied the case containing a declaration .on the part of the government for the pur pose of reserviug all rights appertaining to the Queen in this arbitration, so that in future tbe government would not be fettered by any implied compromise Mr. Schenck, the American Minister, had been duly intormed ot the course taken, and had notified Lord Granville that there was no objection to it on his part. The American counter case would be presented to the Geneva Tribunal Without prejudice to the rights of either party. Mr. Schenck has since informed Lord Granville that the government of the United States concurcd in the views that the presentation of a counter case would not effect the position assumed by Great Britain on the question of indirect claims. Disraeli wanted to have the papers produced, and asked whether Lord Chief Justice Cockburn was to re sume his duties as a member of the Geneva Board. To the latter question Gladstone replied , affirmatively. He promised that the British counter case would be laid before Parliament at an early day. Granville in the House of Lords, made reply in substance the same as those of Gladstone to questions put by rxrji stannope, POLITICS. As the time for the Presidential con ventions draws near, newspaper readers are beginning to be reminded of their political duties ; and it becomes Obliga tory upon the great editorial body to is sue a series of manifestoes, urging their subscribers to stand by or rally round some one ; to nail the colors to the mast head, and fight the ship to the last; to keep their fire until they see the whites or the enemies' eyes, and so on. One of the most singular of these bu gle-calls (to use the term by which they are commonly known in the prolession) with which we have ever met was lately issued by the late collector of the port of Thiiadeiphia, in his vv ashington news paper. We ought pernaps to say that the design of tb is bugle-call is to assist the administration party. According to Colonel Forney, it seems that at the time of the nomination of General Grant, in 1867, by himself,' Mr. Justice Carttcr, and Senator Thayer, General Grant's chief of staff, who conducted the nego tiations with tho nominee, wished to know what was to become of General Grant ."after his second Presidential terra, what indeed during his adminis tration ? He is receiving from seventeen to twenty thousand dollars a year as gen eral of the armies of the Republic, a lite salary. Togo into the .fresidencv at twenty-five thousand dollars a year for tight years is,' pernaps, to gain more fame ; but what is to become of him at the end of his Presidency? He is not a politician. He does not aspire to the place. Eight years from the 4th of March. 1869,-he will be about fifty-six years old. Of course, he must spent his salary -as President, i-ngland, with her Wellington, her Nelson, and her other heroes ou land and sea, has never hesita ted to enrich and ennoble them through all their posterity. Such a policy is in accordance. with the character of the English government.; bnt in our country the man who fights for and saves the Re public would be a beggar if he depended upon political office; and, mark it, if Grant takes anything from the rich, whose vast fortunes he has saved, after he is President, lie will be accused as the willing recipient of gifts." The moral of this story is, that when we elect a man to office we at the same time unconsciously encourage others to tear him to pieces. What public char acter can escape calumny? Our best candidates for office are not saints, our best representatives and senators in Congress are not divinities. President Washington, when be closed bis second term, was regarded as a usuper, and the end- of his administration declared a groat national relief. If we establish an angelic standard for our public men, we are not only sure to tan, but perhaps to end in milking an hereditary mon archy necessary to govern and subdue a dissatisfied people. The bugle-call, managed in this man lier, is not likely to prove a success. It may satisfy the'intellect, but it caunot be expected tp fire tlie heart. The bu-ulc-call in times past has always taken ;li form of a stirring appeal. The citi zen has been adjured by his altars and fires, by the memories of his ancestors, by his hatred of tyranny and oppres sion, by his love of liberty and right. Uis sentiments of honor, of patriotism, of justice, have been appealed to. Col. Forney is, we believe, the first Ameri can statesman wbq has discarded these traditions, aud urged the American peo ple to re-elect a President on purely economical grounds. In this he seems to us to make a mistake. We certainly are. a commercial people, and have a keen sympathy with the love of money ; but we doubt whether even in America a President can secure a re-election by showing that he went into tie Preiae" cy at a loss, and needs a term s of eight years in order to enable him to "coy er." : The replies of the friends of the ad ministration to the charges made oainst tho President have been from tbe first, considered rnrrely as replies, singularly ineffective. The official reply' to the charge of nepotism was that, instead of having appointed twenty-four relatives tMtiic; the Prefidcnttmd otiry-appoin ted twelve. But the difficulty with this method of meeting the " accusation was that it did not go far enough. iOb-f viously the question was not whether the number of these appointments .. had ( been exaggerated, but what the propor tion was between the whole number ot appointments actually made and the whole number or relatives. It the Presi dent has two thousand relatives clamor ous for office, the appointments ic mar - possibly have been eleven) was not very large. "On the other hand, if he has only thirteen relatives who seek offices, and are eligible under the Constitution the appointment of twelve shows a different spirit. To have made its reply com plete, the official organ in 2ew. lork ought to publish not only a complete list ot all tne relatives ot the President and Mrs. Grant, but at the same time furnish full information on the other points we have indicated. To the most serious ehaige of all, that of these family ap pointees, several were incompetent to discharge the duties of their offices in a fit and honest manner, one of them being the notorious Casey of Xew Orleans, no reply has been made. The country has yet been spared hearing by way of of ficial answer that these Indecent appoint ments were not in reality four in num ber, as had been reported, but only three. In the second place, the charge that, in the face of repeated remonstrances, the President has allowed an obscure and impudent adventurer to amass a fortune by a systematic system of plunder under the protection of the authorities of the governmert, it has replied that the general-order system would be modified. And it nas been mocuneo, and no one knows to-day whether Leet retains the control of it or not. To the charge that the President took no interest, in the most important political question of the day, that of civil-service reform, it was replied that a board of eminent men had been appointed to consider the subject, and that the President would be guided by their conclusions. Their report was made and adopted by the President, and a great flourish of trumpets was made over this reform, which might quite as easily have been introduced three years before; and it had hardly been adopted when it was announced, that the rules would be temporarily suspended when ever the administration thought proper. Ami lastly,' to the charge - ot present taking, the reply made is, that the whole matter yras talked over in 1867 by Col. Forney, Mr. Justice Cartter, and Sena tor Thayer and General Grant's chief of staff, arid it was decided that, as Gen eral Grant has saved the rich a great deal during the war, it was only fair that he should get some of it himself. " ' ' All -these accusations, however' are merely matters of details Those who distrust, the administration have an un derlying ground of complaint, which it would require a great deal to remove. It has often been repeated, butrepetilion does not weaken its force. Ic is, that when General Grant was elected, four years ago, it was the popular belief and understanding that he would bend all his energies to the work of purifying the government of redeeming it from the corruption into which it has fallen, of assisting those whose object it is to make political life in America once more res pectable and honorable. Instead of do ing this,'he has allied himself with the very men whose names are by-words throughout the country for those vices which he profecsed hisdesire to root out; he has lent his warm assistance to petty factions warring, not for any political objects, but for the control of plunder, and he now demands his re-eleciion on the strength of these services to the country. 9IEKTAL TlTSTERIES. The Spiritual Science Founded. Christianity. At a meeting of the State Spiritualists' Association of Indiana, atTerre Haute. Mr. Owen delivered an address, in which he sets out the creed of his "church,' "society," or whatever it is called, brief ly, but with particularity enough to en able us to get fairly hold ot its main points. We will try and present them. 1. He holds that "Christ was tlie founder of Spiritualism," in that "Ho gave the world its highest phenomena,", "taught the world all its noblest lessons,", and "attested its most subline truth the doc trine of immortality by appearing to his disciples after death." "Socrates: was "the forerunner," the morning star of the faith of which "Christ was the sun." 2. He accepts of what are called "the Gospels" only the three which he calls "the Synoptical Gospels" Mat thew, Mark, and Luke and of these ac cepts only Christ's own utterances. He claims that they must be read with a mind "free from all obscuring glasses and all disfiguring adjuncts, whether coming from Paul or any other source, and making allowance, also, for more or less error and inaccuracy in the bio graphies." Which, we may remark in passing, is making the basis of the faith at once exceedingly narrow and exceed ingly vague, aud is the true lnndel ground. The "allowance for more or less of error," certainly leaves the new believer with a penumbra of very un certain breadth between total obscura tion and full light. 3. "Spiritualists are Christians, not because of the historical evidence of Christianity, but because of its internal evidences, and in accordance with their own highest teachings from the spiritual sphere." "Historical evi dence establishes the existence of the three earliest gospels in the latter half of the first century substantially as we still find them, and that is about all that historical proof can do for us." "'For the rest" that is for pretty much every thing "we must trust to thepirit of the record itself, when tested by our own moral sense of uprightness and justice." Which suggests another passing remark, that the convert to this sort of Christi anity is left to shape, it by his own idio syncracies more than by the teachings of Christ. The faith that rests on individ ual "allowance for errors" in. the gospels that it consents to .accept at all, com pleted by "teachings from the spiritual sphere" which are very queer inculca tions at times and "tested" by "their accordance" with each one's sense f "uprightness and justice," is, to say the least, the most, accommodating faith ever offered to humau credulity. 4. Christ's teachings were never intended to be a finality, ' because He told His disciples that He "had many things to say to them, but they could not bear them now ;" but "the spirit of truth," after his death. would lead them "into all truth." , This Mr. Owen interprets into a reasonable probability that He meant to fill up tho cracks in His system by revelations through modern "mediums," 5. "Christ declared that spiritual signs should fol-, low those who believed in His word that they should do the works He did. and greater works also. Orthodoxy re stricts the application of all such sav ings. Christ himself never did, and I propose in this to follow Christ, rather than bis commentators. But Mr. Owen does not tell us bow he would extend the 'application" which "orthodoxy re stricts." We are left to infer that the wonders of Hume ifpd Kate Fox, and the Davepport brothers, are "spiritual signs," which may be accepted as those Indicated by Christ. Adding merely that he protests against any authori- tive creed, or "declaration of luith for seven millions by a convention of a hun dred or two," we conclude our summary of his exposition of Spiritualistic tenets. THE CHARMED RIHIES. "Hark Cringle" informed "Bertha. the Sewing Machine Girl, " that he wn the "Unknown Suitor" who had sent her tlie'Charmeil Kubies.'Sluj afterwards learned, fruiu tho "Wood Giant" that they had been stolen from a "Ladies Work-Box," where they had been placed l-y "Mabel Carrington" of the "Lone Ranche," when she received then from Carlos the lerrible," after he had wres ted them from the "One-Armed Bucea, neer," who had stolen them from 01d Moscow" while he was taking'vA Leap in the Dark,' tp rescue the '.Drunkard's Daughter'. from the "Wife' Foe. She thereupon took a 'Woman's Vow' to be reveugetj upon the "Arch plotter" who had failed to, be "Redeemed by Love, and she sought out the "Bov Gladiator," and giving hlra the "Key o"f Gold" sent him to the "Injured Hus band," ordering him to consult "Herc- ward aud La Mort," and, if necessary, to use the contents of the "Knowledge Box" to buy up "Markham's Secret," iwhieii like the'Baronct'S Secret," had been divulged jonly t the "Flower of Suda,'" who was "Wcddod yet no Wife," imd who had been sent to the "Golden Wolf of Geneo" to ascertain . what had bevn done, with "Sybil's Inheritance" and "Luke Peel's Legacy.")' JfcShe knew that once possessed of This secret she would have no trouble in bringing to justice her "Traitor" lover, who had shown himself a "False Heir," and who had come ""Out of the Dark" to make a 'Struggle for a Title," and failing in this had lied to the "Witch of the Ocean ?' and taken passage to the Leightou Homestead," where the t'Lotksmith- of. Lyons" liad agreed to conceal him in the "Crimson Room." But the vessel and all on board were captured by "Ramon, the Outlaw-;" who told him that "Io,lMJW Keward, Dead or Alive," had been offered for his body, by- hw"girl with Haae Eye." - He thereupon Drlbcd "Conrad, the uonvlct,". aud " Barnacle Backstay" to take him ashore in a boat, for which service he gave them' "Winnlfred's Diamonds,". which ne had stolen. - . He then sought out "Buffalo Bill" and "Little Buckshot," and hired 'them to go-with him across'the plains In search of Squrrel-Cap,"who had gone to attend the marriage ot "Handsome itoDert" and sweet "Eglantine." He thought if he could find the "Old Trapper" that he could bribe him by telling him "Lady Juliet's Secret," to hide him under the "Shadowed Altar," where he would be safe from his ene mies. But "Josh Billings" met them when they were crossiug the plains and h sent the "Boy 'Whaler" to put . the "Man in Blue" on their track, who made all haste after them and overtook them just as"Cecil's Marriage" was being consummated. As soon as the marriage was over he pulled the thief from under the altar where he had been hidden, and told the others what would be the "Con spirator's Doom." They denied all know ledge of his crimes, and after making them promise that their course should be upward and On ward, he released them. but took his prisoner to the "Lady of Grand Court ," who made the "Strange Marriage, 'and she compelled him to give up the "Diamond Collar " which he had stolen from "Faithful Margaret," and then she delivered htm over to his in dignant lady-love, who bade him never again to set foot npou the earth,-but to become forever a"Sky Traveler." That's how she punished him. THE QUESTION OF CAGCE. In the lately published annual report of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, rrestdent Thomson expresses some very sensible and practical views on the sub ject of railway gauges. In his opinion j'tne adoption ot the proper gauge might in each case be determined by the cir cumstances that surround the proposed improvement, as neither can he judic iously adopted until all these are known and considered ;" in other words,that the relative advantages' of the narrow and standard guage depends wholly upon the character and volume of the traffic which a Toad is designed to accommo date. Mr. Thomson, who has doubuess studied the matter over carefully, does not thitik that any special advantage can be claimed for the narrow gauge beyond the economy 'of its construction through a rough nni difficult country, and to se cure this economy sharp curves and steep gradients must be resorted to. In this opinion we think the best railway and engineering talent of the country is beginning to unite. The claim of tlie advocates of the narrow gauge, that the saving in dead weight is in proportion to the reduction in tne wiritn ot the track, is not substantiated by the experienees of the Denver and Rio Grande Company, or the Toronto, Grey and Bruce in Can- aita; it having oeen ascertained that. in proportion to capacity, the weight of tne narrow guage roiling siock is great er than the a-verage of the rolling stock in use on roads of tlie standard gauge. We quote these opinions for two reasons, we believe them to be sound and sensi ble, and the source from which they come entities tnem to consideration. Whcthei we are to have a narrow-gauge system or not is a question ot mucn in terest as affecting the future of overland transportation : it - is evidently best adapted for the accommodation of un important local traffic, as in lumbering and mining districts, and agricultural sections of limited productions. But at the same time we are satisfied that many of the roads projected on this principle had better remain unDuiit, at least until these now in progress have been long enough in operation to furnish trust worthy and comprehensive data as to their utility and economy. THE Jt BlLEU OF ClXmORE. - Boston at least takes an interest in the Jubilee, and would fain persuade other cities to do so likewise. . To encourage others she informs us there are actually thirty-tive singers coming from SSan Francisco, and probably as many more. if " the fares can be reduced.'' Two or three people whose merits exceed those or v leuxtemps, uie null, and eyery one else, have applied tor the coveted posi tion of solo fiddler to the Jubilee. One of Gounod's compositions has heen sent to the committee for acceptance, and Miss Kellogg, as tbe "leudiug prima donna" of America, has been invited to sing in the Coliseum at tlie Jubilee. She accepted. The erection of the Co liseum has already been begun. The framework for the first eud and the central tower will east be raised to height of one hundred and fifty feet, or about ten feet above the highest point of tne arcn ot tne rooi. The tower will then be used to assist in raising the oth er parts of the building until it is strong enougn to sustain itseii. The Whole building will require about three mil lion leet ot lumber. The work will be pushed rapidly forward. Mr. Uilmore and his colleague, Mr. Baldwin, have come on here to employ Musicians for their string band. TUey are looking iui 1,11c luuuwijjg : rust violins, sou. secona viouns, zuu; vinias, lou; violon cellos, 100; contra basses, 100: first flutes, 12 ; second flutes, 12 .first! clario nets, 12 1 second clariQueta, 12; first oboes, 10; second hoes, 10 bassoons (first, second, third, fourth), 30; French horns (first, second, third, fourth), 24; trumpets (first, second, third, fourth), 24 , alto trombones, 12; tenor tromboaes, iz; oass iromooneB, s; oass tuoas, 6; tympani (pairs), -6; . small drums. 10: bass drums, 4; cymbals (pairs). 4: great nruin, 1 ; great, triangle, l ; total, 1,000. IIHE DISCOVER V OF COFFEE. Toward th middle of the fifteenth century a poor Arab was traveling Ahraoln!. n .1 .1 . . ,1 : i : 1 .o.in, auu 11 111.11 11 lliujnril weak '- and weary from fatigue. he stopped near a grove. Then, being in warn, 01 mei to cook nis rice, ne cut down a tree which happened to be covered with dead berries. His meal being rooked and eaten, the traveler discovered that the hnlt-burned berries were very fra grant. He collected a number of these. and on crushing them with a stone, be found that their aroma increased to a groat extent. While wondering at this, he accidentally let fall the substance in a can which contained his scantv annnlr or water. Lo, what a miracle ! The al most putrid liquid was instantly purified. Ilo K,,r.l.. : . 1.1. 1!.. .. I. . , ... vivujumw ui 11 was ireMi agreeable, and in a moment after the traveler had so far recovered his .strength and energy as to be able to re sume his journey. Tho lucky Arab gathered as many berries as ho could, ud, having arrived at Arden, in Arabia, he informed tbe mufti of his discovery. That worthy divine was an inveterate opium smoker, who had been suffering for years from the influence of that poi sonoiis drug. He tried an infusion of the rousted berries, and was so delightfxl at the recovery of his own vigor that In gratitude to the tree he called it onhunh, which in Arabic signifies force. And that is the way - in which coft'ee was discovered. Verily, there is nothing new under th sun, specially as regards the vanities of uieieniaio toilet. Hoods travel inrlr, cles; chignons have been worn behind oelore; high heels have had tlu-ir rH- odlcal per-high-hcellon in fashion's Dr oit, iiut our great-graiulairMi lia.l ih iustinct of sclf-prcservatiuii mora strong ly developed thiin we of ibU degenerate age. By an at of his Maiestv Jim ii. the poiwitiesHtUohed to witchcraft were declared applicable to everv woman who, oy weans of coauierios, false hair, pad ding, stays, boon.. hi?h-hptlml sluwa nP other leuiiuiue devices, should sedum aud betray into matrimony any membwr af the opposlts sex, and a marriage con ........... 1 .. 1 ,. . uuuer sucu circumsianoas was pronounced null and void. Were such a statute in force nowadays there would be little need for Indiana divorces, and mothers-in-law would become the most transient of Ufs's fleeting ills. : Executor's Sale OF HEAT, ESTATE. I will offer at PnWio Vciiilue, at the C ourt House door, Id Faines villc, Lake countv, Otiio. ou MOXDAY, MAY Gth, 1812, Commencing at Ten o'clock A. M., precisely, (uiiud the time), the following leocribel Kal K-tate, belonging to the estate of Seymour 11. Hcxford, deceased, lato of Mentor towobhio, like coimtj-, and State of Ohio. Paid lands aie alt situate in Lake countr, Ohio, and arc dew cribtd as follows, to-wit :" 1st. One I'iece of about one hundred and ten acres in the ttmnt-hip of Mentor, and known as his borne farm, ami bounded on the north bv lands of Varuoy Pronty ; on the east by lands of said l'routy ana the highway, an,i ou the Wet and houth by lands of John Warren. Appraised, $Srt5U 00. Free from dower or incumbrance. Sd. Also, another piece in said township, con-6i-Uni of about silt; acres, and known as the "Mason Farm," and being the eamu land oou veved to said decedent irom Wiliiuin Mnson anil wife, by deed dated October IS, ISO0, and re corded in Book II page 405, of Lake Countv record of deeds. Appraised as follows: . The part lying on west side of highway. $750; and Uiiyiart lying on tbe east title of 'the highway, Sd. Also another piece, eituato in tbe Village of Willoughby, in said county, and consisting of about four rods of land, and being the same land conveyed to said decedent from A. K. Hurd and wife, by deed dated September 8d, 186, and recorded in Book X page 063, of Lake Connty record of deeds, to which said records, reference is here made ior a more particular description of said several pieces of land. Appraised, 98UO Ou; u irom uver. 4th. Also, another niece of land situnte in tha Village of winonphby, consisting of 9-100 of an acre, being a Village Lot, for the purchase of which the said Seymour H. Rexford had an ar ticle at tlie time of his decease, and the legal title to which land there was and still is held by Da vid T. Boynton, which said piece of land is fully described in said petition, to which reference fs here made for a more particular description of the same. Appraised at 22U0. .. David T.Bovnton has a claim of JhST5.ll on thi last named property, and this last named tract will be sold subject to said incumbrance. Re mainder valued at $24.8. The above mentioned tracts will be sold free from widow's dower or other incumbrances. Terms of bale One-half of the amount of our. chase money cash in hand on day of sale; Dal ance in twelve months, to be secured by mort gage. . JAMES M. WELLS, April ia, lffiz-waaiui-x executor. Sheriff's Sale. THE STATE OF OHIO,l ca Laki COCNTV, i BO' BT virtue of an Order of Sale, in tbe ease of George E. Howe against Carlot C Pease, I will offer at Public Auction, at the door ol tne Court House in Painesville, on the 18th Day of May, A. X. 1872, At one o'clock P. M. on said dav. the folio win r described Land and Tenements, to-wit. Situate in tbe Township of Painesville, County of late, ana state 01 unio, ana Known a part oi tneiarm formerly owned bv Zebulon Marshall, situated on and near the "Rider Road to Newport, so called, and bounded ns follows: Beginning in the renter of said road at a point in line with the northerly side of land lately owned by Thirzy Frary; thence running westerly along said line to the northwest corner of the same, eighteen chains and six links ; thence south one-half de gree west, eight chains and twenty-eight and one-half links; thence south, eighty-nine and one-half degrees west, twenty -two chains and eleven links to land owned by Samuel Burridge, Jr.; thence north, one-half degree west, eight chains and twenty -eight and one-half links to a stake; thence north, eighty-nine and one-half degrees east, twenty-two chains and eleven links to a stake; thence north eighty-eight and one half degrees east,on a line parallel with the first mentioned line, and one chain and five and one half links therefrom to the center of said Kider Road; thence along the center of said road south erly to the place of beginning; containing twen ty acres of land; and being the same land con veyed to said Carlos C Pease bv J. Sedgebeer and wife, by deed dated October fjtlu A. 3. 117, and recorded in Lake Connty Records, Book No. 9, page 23!) the tlrst piece therein described. Also. Lots Nos. t".2 and 63, William' survey and addition to the Village of Painesville, in said township, containing twelve acres and nineone hundredths of an acre, more or less; and being the same land secondly, described in the deed above mentioned of Sedgebeer and wife to said Carlos V. Pease together with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging. Appraised at $5410 00. Given under my hand at my office, at the Court House in Painesville, this 81b. day of April, A. D. 40ek5 e. WISE, Sheriff. Commissioner Sale. BY virtue of an Order of Sale, to me directed by t he Clerk of the Court of Common PI ran of Lake county, Ohio, in the cause of Oliver Fowler against Charles V". Hammond, Permelia Hammond, William Clayton, Almon Sawver and Sarah L. Youmans, I shall offer for Public Sale, at the door of the Court House in Painesville, Lake county, Ohio, on The 11th day of May, 1872, AT ONE O'CLOCK P. 3L, The following Lands and Tenements,--to-wit: Situate in said County of Lake and State of Ohio, and being part of Lots No. I and 5, iu Tract No. 6, Mentor township, in said county, commencing at a post standing in the middle of the road lead ing from Painesville to Cleveland, Ohio, in the east line ot a tract of land lately owned by Isaac. Sawyer, aud muning thence along the center o said road north thirty-live degrees east, thir teen chains and seventy-six links to tbe south west corner of land lately owned by B. Bissel Esq.; the ce northerly on the west line of said Bissel's land about sixty rods to a stake; theace. westerly on the south line of land of said Bissel about fifty rods to the east line of said Isaac Saw yer's land; thence southerly about eightv rods on said Sawyer's eat line to the place of begin ning; containing nine and one-half acres of land, being the same premises conveyed to Charles V. Hammond by Oscar Andrews and wife, by deed dated July 29, 18o!, and bv Monroe Dille and wile by deed dated January 11, A. D. 1980; reference, being had to said deeds for a more particular description of said premises. Terms, Oish. Ap praised at Four Thousand Dollars. JOHN CAVENDISH, Master Commissioner. JonN AY. TYLER, Pl'ffs Att'y. S9fk4 THE PLACE TO BUT THE WONDERFUL WIRE MATTKJSSS, THE MOST COMPLETE SPRING BED In the World. SOLD FOR ONLY $16.00 HART & MALOFB, 103, 105 Sc 107 Water St., Cleveland, O. SSart) HOWER & HIGBEE SILKS! SILKS ! ELEGANT GRAY AND BLACK STRIPED SILKS, BLACK & WHITE STRIPED SILKS, WHITE & GRAY STRIPED SILKS, AND SHADED STRIPED SILKS ! BLACK SILKS! PONSONS, VALLOX'd, BELLON'S, TAPPISSIER. The celebrated Tillard make of . Cashmere De Saire BLACK SJLK AT J3.50. Equal in stock, appearance and durability, to the BONNET at 3.00. All f Ike Bkeve jusl pae4 mt 238 fc 240 SUPERIOR ST. CLEVELAND, O. 8Tcht- Union Meat Market. LL KINDS OF FRESH AND SALTED .4 m. JibAi sior sale at the lowest prices. All aieats delivered free of charge. C. O. DAVIS.