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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1879.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY,
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J. H. DICKSON,
AY-AT-LAW, Wellington. O.
Offl. ta Bank Building. 2d floor.
W. F. HERRI CK,
ARNaY;AT-LAW. Benedict. Block,
floor. Wellington. Ohio. 7-3
DR. J. RUST,
OM(EOPATHIST. Residence and of
fice, Wnt Side Public Square.
DR. R. HATH A WAT,
HOMEOPATHIC Physician and Sar-
Re- Office, at resii!-nce, vest side
Kelly Street. Wellington. Ohio.
WELLINGTON HOUSE. North aide
labile Square, Wellington, Ohio. Regular
meala as cents. A good barn in connection.
E- C BROWN, Proprietor.
I YOU WANT a first-clas Share, Hair
(Nit, or Shampoo, call at Robinson's O.
K .Shaving Saloon, Liberty Stnet. A tall
aaeortment of Hair Oila, Pomades and Hair
Bestorativaa, We alao keep the beat brand
of Razors, and warrant them. Earn honed
or ground to order. E. T. ROBINSON.
TX ELLINGTON PLANING MILL.
TV Manufacturers and dealer in Sash,
Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Battings, Lumber,
Shingles, Lath, Cheese, sad Batter Bout
ScroU Saving, Matching and Planing done
to older. J. L. Wads worth. Prop. Office.
near railroad depot-
TT "WATWWORTH at SOX, Dwm la LamW,
" Lath, Skislaa, Door.. Suk. Bliada. Man
LesataeeC sll sorts. Yardnar
TSSAXXa IN Clocks. Watches. Jewelry.
-L .SJvwrwara, Gold Pens, etc. aWShop
in HawgAtoa'a Prag 8toie.
X 8. HOLLENBACH,
TT TAILOR, in Union Block,
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rT 7 NATIONAL BANE, WeUi.gton,
; 1 J".- Does a general banking busi
av w Uuy and sella N. Y. Exchange, Got
ft, j I owds,ete. 8. 8. Warner, Presi
nJ. Ji -A, Hon, Caabier. -
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TH0TOGRAPHER. Gsllery in Arnold's
Uock, Wellington, Ohio.-
v -J. W. HOUGHTON,
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vta Ofloe. AQ kinds of printioj
yan4pMmtIy. OfSos West Side
faace, ver Honghtoa'a Drag Store.
HARNESS, SADDLES,. AC.
'J-M OTTZXBACrrX, Maaafactorer of
r 'fan, BnaUtee and OoUars, amployea none
bmt ta best o workmen, and nseanone bat
tne best Omk. Tssasa Leather. A large
stack-of titsiii ooaataaUy oa hand. All
work warranted, aaop noaU aide Liberty
SADDLES AND HARNRE&j MAKER.
The bnt workmen emplojrd, and culy
the beet Mock aard. All work done under
ary isimediaU sBperriaion. North aide Me
chanic street.. . . 11-4 5-1 y
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lltFXSS ALLYN, Bolide ra, Shop in
Wadaworth'e Planing MUL Many years ex
perleaca saablee them to compete for flrst-
Their motto m "Honnt work.
good material sad fair prices." plana apee
catioa aMl.aeiais a specialty.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
" W. H. ASHFORD,
MANUFACTUREE and Dealer in Boots
and Shoes and all kinds ot lint class
custom work. All work and materials frlly
warranted. Shop, aoath aide Liberty Street,
one door east of Ottrtaxker a Harness Shop,
Wellington, CUa. v. " - n- ly
WIT.. iCf THE PEACE.
t mV GOOD WIN. .? . .
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fj t XiAL; INSURANCE AGENT. Col
lectio. Oamyaaciag, Firs and Lift Insur
anes .win Vs doac i prompt ry st reasonable
rates, umse, la T. nUrk a Boat and Shoe
Store, north side Liberty Street, 11
':"' : Z. O. FULLER,
DEALER IN Fresh and Salt Meats, Bol
-. lagan- sad Pork Saaaago. Higheat
market prioe in tmh paid for bee res, 8heen.
Hogs, Hides, ate. Market, south aide Lib
erty Street, one door west of Otterbacker'a
Harass Shop. n-a-iy
WM CUSHION SON,
LIYERY AND 8 ALE STABLE. Choice
' turnouts furnished, aud charges rea
sonable. South side Mcbanie street, one
door east of American House. 11-15-Iy
TEALER IN BLOSSBUBG COAL, the
I ineat article known for Blacksmith
iag. Horse shoeing, repairing, ac.pfbmpU
ty done, and satisfaction guaranteed. Booth
aula Mechanic street. . - 11-15-1 y
''rai Cloth Injr. Hats. Pais or Gentlsztea s
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General News Summary.
The serenty-eixth call for the redemp
tion of five twenty bonds of 1885, consols ox
1867, waa leaned by the Secretary ot the
Treasury on the Slat alU The eall n for
$10,000,000 ,OUO,000 coupons and (4,000,000
Thkre will be a full Senate after the
recess, Senator Sharon, of Nevada, who has
remained at home nearly the whole time of
hia term, baring gone to Washington to oc
cupy nja seat toe remainaer ox we session.
Senators Pattorsok. Garland and
Grorer, who. In behalf of the Senate commit
tee on Territories, hare conducted the Inquiry
Into the condition of affairs In the Indian Ter
ritory, hare agreed to recommend tbe enact
ment of leglslstion br Congress which shall
groride for the establishment of a United
tates Court In that Territory, which shall
possess both criminal and civil jurisdiction;
that all Indiana comprising the u Fire Na
tions" shall be made citizens of the United
States, and that lamia now held in common
may be divided and held in severalty, but re
main Inalienable for a limited term of years.
The committee does not recommend estab
lishment by Congress of a regular Territorial
Government for these Indians, but provides
merely that they shall be entitled to re pre
sentation by delegate.
Total amount of currency outstand
ing on the Slst nit, (363,90884.
Thc interest on registered bonds
which fell due on the 1st wss nearly all paid
la legal-tenders, the holder of checks pre
ferrlnK that to coin. Of (-30,000 paid by tbe
Treasury Department on the 3d, all bnt (3,861
was paid in greenoacKa.
Th total amount of the public debt
on Jan. 1. waa (3,367,703,34S. Total amount
of cash in Treasury, (373,896,037, making the
debt less cash In Treasurr, (3,038,648,111.
Decrease In debt since June 30, 1S78, (7,133,730.
Subscriptions to tbe four per cent
loan on the 3d amounted to $8,590,150, being
the largest amount by over (5,000,000 ever
subscribed for in one day.
Thb United States mints coined $5,-
IM8,300 last month.
Thb Teller sub-committee started
for New Orleans on the 3d.
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.. has
resigned sa Government Director of the Union
Pacific Railway Company.
Thc postal revenue will probably be
Increased (900,000 per annum by the change
In the mode of compensating postmasters of
the fourth class, allowing them a commission
on tbe stamps cancelled instead of on stamps
Thk Mint Bureau, on the 3d, turned
Into the Treasury (575,000 profits accruing to
the Government from the coinage of stand
are eilver In the past three weeks. The Gov
ernment haa realised a profit of about (1,000,-
000 oa the standard silver dollars since tbe
commencement of their coinage.
Tax Mexican Government has made
arrangements for the payment of the third
installment of (300,000 indemnity to Ameri
can citizens, due the present month.
The seventy-seventh call for the re
demption of 6- 30 bonds, consols of 1867, wss
Issued by the Secretary of tbe Treasury on
the 4th. r The call Is for $10,000,000 (6,000,-
000 coupons and (4,000,000 registered bonds.
Thk Postoffice Department reduced
the prices of stamped envelopes on an average
of twenty per csnt. throughout the entire
schedule on the 1st, and the result is seen In
largely Increased requisitions now being re
ceived. Tbe requisitions for envelopes on the
4th footed up 4,466,600, valued at (9,755, or
more tnan doaoie tnose oi any single aay in
tae History oi tne department.
Jcsticr Hunt, of the United States
Supreme Court, waa stricken with paralysis
at his residence In Washington on the 4th.
He Is not expected to recover.
Thk United States Supreme Court
at Washington City, on the 6th, gave a de
cision In the case of the United States . the
Union Pacific Railroad Company and others.
commonly known aa the Credit Mobilier
The decision oi the lower court sus
taining the demurrer to the bill in eauitv was
affirmed, and the Government's suit ordered
Thb " Bryant Commemoration" ser
vices, under the suspices of the New York
Historical Society, on the evening of the aotb
ult-, waa largely attended by distinguished
persons from New York snd other States.
Among those present were President Hsyes,
Secretaries Sherman and Evarts, Samuel J.
TUden and Peter Cooper. George William
Curtis was the orator of the evening, and
spoke for over two hours on the life, charac
ter and writings of William Cullen Bryant.
Thb probabilities are that the coal
combination will tall through.
Thb first narrow-en age train over the
Erie tracks left Buffalo for New York on tbe
Charles P. Sticknkt. the Fall River,
Mass., defaulter, plead guilty to the Indict
ment charging him with embezzlement of
(30,000 from theManufacturing Gaa Compa
ny, Jan. 1, 1878. Sentence reaervea.
In an action brought by Ellen Jones
against the Granite Mills Company of "Fall
River, Mass., to recover damages for injuries
received In a fire, she being able only to es
cape from the burning building by a gable
window on the sixth floor, the 8upreme Judi
cial Court decided, on the 30th ult., that it is
not tne duty of mill proprietors, in building
property constructed for ordinary business.
to provide meana of escape or to Insure tne
safety of tbe employe from the consequences
of Are not caused by the proprietor's negli-
ftnee. . . ,
Thkrb was coined at the United
States Mint st Philadelphia In 1378, (25,193,
Thb Greenbackers and Democrats in
the Maine Legislature nominated the follow
ing State officers on tbe 1st: E. H. Gore, for
Secretary of State ; William H. McLellan, Attorney-General;
Samuel D. Leavitt, Adjutent-
Ueneral. 1 ne nepuoucana nomiuaiea o. .
Chad bourn for Secretary of State ; tlenry a.
Cleaves for Attorney-General, and George L.
Real tor Adjutant-General. The Senate passed
a resolution that the National honor, public
credit and private interest alike demand that
specie resumption, now nappuyaceompusoeo,
shall be aaalntained honestly and aninlerrupt
edlv at anv hazard, and to this end our Sen
ators and Representatives In Congress are re
quested to use tneir neat enoeavora.;-.
At South, Byfield. Mass., on the night
of the 80th ult., John H. Caldwell was killed
by his Insane wife. He was kneeling in prayer
when she stepped up behind him and split bis
neaa open wiu an axe. lie died msianuy.
No unusual excitement attended the
resumption of specie payments at New York.
The banks received more gold on deposit than
they paid out. Reports from other cities were
to tne same enect.
: Thk seat of Joseph Mason, elected to
Congress from tbe Madison, N. Y.. district.
Will be contested by Sebastian Duffy, Green
back-Democratic candidate. He alleges that
mason securea nis election inrougn bribery,
Jonh W. Flaherty and George C.
Bennett, Commissioners of the City Works.
and two subordinate officers, were indicted
y tbe Grand Jury at Brooklyn, N. Y., on the
1st, for defrauding the city. -
Thk New York Gold Room was closed
: the 2d.
Caleb Cushtno died at Newbury
port, Mass-, on the night of the 2d.
Thk banking house of Bennett ft
Co., Wnkesbare, Pa, dosed on the 3d. The
usual announcement is made that depositors
will be paid in full.
Gov. Talbot, of Massachusetts, was
Inaugurated on the 2d.
Nine hundred and seventeen
failurea were reported In New York City In
1878, with liabilities of (63,958,403, and assets
at $18,095,531. This exceeds the record of any
former year, but a large number wss mainly
uue to tne repeal ot tne oanKrupt law.
About one hundred delegates of the
Greenback party from several New England
State met at Boston on the 2d. Resolutions
were adopted that the name of the Green
back Labor party of New England be given to
the organization, and that the paramount
issue in tne ureenDacK-i-aoor movement is
the immediate substitution of greenbacks for
National bank curreucy. The meeting was
aaarceaeo Dy enaeu runups.
Two brakexen on freight trains on
the Central New Jersey and North Pennsylva
nia Roads were frozen to death on tbe 3d.
Tbe weather la the severest known for years.
Cornelius J. Vanderbilt filed a
petition in the Surrogate's Court at New York
City, on the 3d, praying the court to issue a
citation requiring the executors to show cause
whv thev should not be superseded, and that
they may be enjoined from further acting in
tne matter until the controversy is settled.
Thb failure of Bennett & Co., at
WUkeabarre, Pa, caused a run on the Miner's
Saving Bank, which was stopped by enforce
ment of tbe sixtv dav refutation. The bank
claims to be able to pay in full.
Thk miners at Luke Fidler colliery.
Shamokin, Pa., struck on the 3d against a re
duction of wages.
Alonzo Garcelon was elected Gov
ernor of Maine by the Legislature on the 3d.
The Republicans voted for Garcelon. Tbe
other nominees ot the Democratic-Greenback
caucua were elected.
George Entsia, of York, Pa., called
upon hla wife, who had been separated from
him, on tbe evening of the 3d, and upon her
refusing to live with him he cnt her throat,
and she died soon afterward. Einsig was
seised bv Gehrlnr. the woman'a father, who
carried tbe Infant child of his daughter in his
arms, out tne murderer cut ootn in tne iace
and head and fled. He was subsequently ar
rested. Fifteen thousand .Mennonites are
expected to emigrate to thla country from
Russia by the first of next May.
Gardiner Linolet, of East Attle-
boro, Mass., killed himself and wife on the
Thb home of Benjamin Neal, of Wal-
pole, Mass., burned on the night of tbe 3d.
and hla wife perished in the flamee.
Wsc. Blcm en, formerly President of
the defunct First National Bank at Allentown,
was arrested on the 6th on the charge of em
bezzlement. He gave baU.
Hon. Morton McMichael, senior
publisher of the Aorta American, at Philadel
phia, died on the 6th.
The Harmony cotton mills at Cahoes,
N. Y., have reduced working time to three
days In the week. They employ 8,500 hands
and produce 300,000 yards of cotton goods a
day. The operatives of . the Newburgh steam
cotton mills were alao placed on halt time on
the 6th. Tbe low prices of manufactured
goods is given as a cause.
Brookltn increased her municipal
debt (1,235,566 last year. The total debt of
tbe city now la (37,475,313.
On the 6th Superintendent McCool
of the New York Central started from Buffalo
wtthare engluea and a small snow-plow to
clear up the road to Rochester. Five miles
east of Batavia they encountered a drift forty
feet long and five feet deep, which was frozen
nearly as solid as earth, and the engines
jumped tbe track, two of tbem going down
tbe bank, tsamuel cooper, an engineer, was
badlv scalded. James Welch, a fireman, badly
braised, and Thomas Lawless, another fire
man, was caught under one of the engines
and his leg bad to be sawed off in order to ex
tricate him. He cannot recover.
Weatt maid Swmtla.
Mrs. Dickinson, of Curdsville. Mer
cer County, Ky., on the 27th nit.. In attempt
ing to aid a Ore which she had kindled, seized
a kea containing some blasting powder and
threw a handful on the fire. Tbe flash reached
tbe kttc. and a tremendous explosion fol
lowed, enveloping her in a sheet of flames,
and burning her so badly that she died on the
following morning. Three of her children
were siso oaoiy ournea; two oi tnem prooa
Cincinnati is to have an exposition
In 1879. Mr. Reuben K. Springer subscribed
(50,000 and over (100,000 more waa raised by
subscription. Work on the buildings will be
gin aa soon as the weather will permit.
Two men were carried off on the
ice near Big Suamico, Wis., on tbs 29th ult.,
and are supposed to be lost.
A committee of prominent Catholics
of Cincinnati have prepared a circular for dis
tribution among tbe members of the church
soliciting subscriptions for the relief of Arch
Thk committee appointed by the
Oregon Legislature to Investigate the books
and papers connected with tbe State Depart
ment find that about (97,000 have either been
unaccounted for or paid out without authori
ty of law. Tbe committee's report is very se
vere on Gov. G rover, and blames him for a
large part oi tbe tosses.
Thk Potter sub-committee arrived at
New Orleans on the 30th ult.
At Sparta, Term., on the 28th ult.
Joe Dibrell, a son of Congressman Dibrell,
waa attacked by two brothers named McPher-
aon. He defended himself with a shot-gun
and shot one of hi assailants dead and se
verely wounded the other.
Thk Michigan State House, which
was five years in course of erection and cost
(1,505,000, was dedicated on the 1st.
In 1877 the commercial travelers of
the West formed a society known ss the
Western Commercial Travelers' Association.
They held their first annual meeting at St.
Louis on the 81st ult.
Three boilers exploded in a distillery
at Terre Haute, Ind., on the 1st, killing Will
iam Day, tbe fireman, and a boy named Frank
Hue he. The boilers were torn to fragments
and a piece of one waa thrown across the
m aoasn niver. ine cause ot tne explosion is
Thk aggregate produce and provision
business of Chicago for the past year haa been
unprecedented In nearly every article. Tbe
receipts for the year were: Flour, 8,120,000
barrels; wheat, 311,000,000 bushels; corn, 63,
000,000 bushels; bogs, 6,345,000; cattle, 1.0SS,-
uuu. me cieannirs oi tne associated Dank
were, however, (77,500,000 lees than in 1877.
Thk State Treasurer of Kansas paid
out gold and silver indiscriminately with cur
rency, on the 1st, and they claim to be the first
State to resume specie payments. Kansas
wss the first State to subscribe for the United
States 4 per cent, bonds.
Thkrb is no truth in the report tele
graphed over tbe country that a Grand Jury
at St. Louis hsd found indictments against
Capt. J. B. Eads and other directors ot the
old Bank of tbe State of Missouri, for misap
propriating tne iunos oi tnat institution.
Chas. Doty, superintendent of the
gas works of the Central Lunatic Asylum, at
Columbus, Ohio, was arrested on tbe 1st,
charged with attempting to outrage the per
son of a girl seven years of age.
The Union Cotton Press Company's
warehouses at Charleston, 8. C, containing
10,131 bales of cotton, were burned on the 1st.
The fire wss Incendiary. Loss, (575,000; ln-
sureu i or svir-zau.
Eight two-story buildings were de
stroyed by Ore at Helena, Ark., on the Slst
ult., involving a loss of about (85,000.
Thb total output of gold and silver
in tbe states and Territories west of the Mis
souri River, including British Columbia and
the west coast of Mexico, for the year 1878.
was, according to the annual statement ot
WelL Fargo, A Co., (77,703,633. This is
about (14,000,000 less thsn in 1877. California
shows an Increase in gold but a decrease In
silver. Nevsda shows a total falling off of
over Slft.000.0u0. the vteld of Corns took being
(16,616,607 4ess than in 1877. All probabilities
now indicate that tbe yield of gold and silver
from all sources named for 1879, will not
greatly exceed (70,000,000.
The thermometer stood at 19 to 23
degrees below zero at Chicago on tbe 2d.
Cincinnati, 13 ; Yankton, D. T., 35 ; Detroit, 13.
Special Deputy-Collector James Da
vis waa arrested at Nashville, Tenn., on the
3d, by the Sheriff of that county, on enplamt
Issued by tbe Circuit Court of Macon Connty,
on suits brought by persons alleging false im
prisonment. Davis procured a writ of Aobeos
eorp, which having been heard by Judge
Baxter, of the United States Circuit
Court, be was placed In custody
of the United States Harahal, with
privilege of going where he pleased on a bond
previously given. Davis, while on a raid In
Macon County expected an attack from moon
shiners, who, as be believed, had sent down
four men to take In their situation and act ac
cordingly. These men be held as a matter of
safety to himself and men nutil next morning.
Much Interest la manifested throughout Ten
nessee in the pending conflict of jurisdiction
between the State and Federal courts a to
auestlons growing out of the enforcement of
le revenue laws.
Thk First Presbyterian Church, at
Qulncy, I1L, waa burned on tbe 2d. The
church had Just been completed. Loss. (60,
000; Insured for (20,000-
Thk entire south side of Chicago
street st Elgin, 111., waa burned on the 2d,
causing a loss of about (100,000; insurance,
An engine on the Central Pacific
Railroad blew up near Summit Station, on the
3d, killing the engineer and fireman and badly
wounding tbe conductor of the train.
Thk Second Baptist Church, at St.
Loula, waa destroyed by lire on the 3d. The
church cost (170,000, and was one of the finest
snd most imposing edifices in the city. In
sured for (100,000.
Two men named Noah Williams and
Modoc Gainey, wbo had made arrangementa
to burglarize a store In Oak town, Ind., were
fired upon by some citizens wbo had pre
viously obtained information of their in
tended visit, and Wllliama was killed and
Gainey dangerously wounded. One of the
citizen was slightly wounded by the burglar.
Ten convicts attempted to escape from
the Iowa penitentiary at Anlmos, on the 2d.
One was killed, three wounded, five recaptur
ed and one escaped.
Thk Southern Pacific Railroad is
progressing rapidly and will reach Maricopa
W ells about tbe first of next May. A station
has been opened at Adonde, thirty miles east
Some twenty persons, charged with
fraud at the recent election in Louisiana, ap
peared before tbe United States Circuit Court
at New Orleans, on tbe 3d, and were bailed in
(1,000 each. Fifteen others, who were ar
rested in Natchitoches parish by a Deputy
udih Diaiea Aiarsoai, nau amveain tne city
J. H. Smith. Secretary of the Mcm-
pkia Howard Assoclstion, hsa completed hla
report, which shows the receipts to have been,
during tbe late epidemic, (417,536.66; dis
Four tramps were frozen to death at
Glasgow J unction, Kyoa the night of the 3d.
All vessels arriving at New Orleans
from South, Central America and West Indian
porta will be fumigated to prevent the intro
duction of small-pox.
A squad of fifty men under a revenue
officer returned to Cincinnati, ,n the 4th,
from a raid upon moonshiners in the border
counties of Kentucky and Tennessee. They
destroyed fifty stills and captured a large
nuuiucr oi imcib aisiiuers.
Fires on the 4th: The establishment
of the St. Louis Beef-Canning Company; loss
from (75,000 to (100,000; insured. The Ran
kin House, with a skating rink and thirteen
stores underneath, at Columbus, Georgia;
loss, (70,000; insured for (33,000. The
general offices of the Michigan Central Rail
road Company, at Detroit; toss, (5,000. Tbe
Academy of Angela (Catholic), at Buffalo;
loss, (60,000; insurance, (35,000. 8. Hughes'
flouring mill, at Hamilton, O. ; loss, (18,000;
Insured. Besides these twelve other fires were
reported in various pats of. tbe country, the
losses on which were under (5,000 each.
At Carbon, Wyoming, on the night
of the 5th, twenty-five or thirty masked men
broke open a baggage car, took out and hung
to a telegraph pole Dutch Charley, wbo waa
v rvuU to Rawlina for trial, charged with
participation In tbe widow Field murder last
falL He bad been identified with a number of
Nink of the party engaged in the
burning to death at the stake ot Mitchell snd
Ketcbum, near Kearney, Neb., a few weeks
since, hare been arrested and placed in Jail.
Thk Governor of Virginia has been
instructed by the Legislature to call a meet
ing of the foreign bondholders on the 23d for
the purpose of forming some plan for a settle-
bkui ui uio oiaie aeou
Thk failure of Sutter Bros., tobacco
nists of Chicsgo, with liabilities of (185,000,
was announced on the 6th. Their assets are
In the recent encounter between the
militia and students st Kieff, Russia, eighty
persons, it Is reported, were killed and
Thk Pope has written a letter to the
Archbishop of Cologne In which be saya that
he desires peace between the Princes, people
and the church. His thoughts are turned, In
preference, toward tbe German nation, but
God alone knows whether the work is near
success. He appeals to the German Bishops
to obey ull laws not contrary to their faith.
Thk reported submission of xYakooh
Khan la not confirmed.
MANY of the Rnaaian atnrlonfa
rested for nartlclnatlon In th. rmnt Ai.n-K
ancea have been banished to Siberia.
The Ameer of Afchanistan has ahont
seventeen regiments at Herat, and if ha M
retain his bold over them, it is said that he can
sua oner lormiaaoie opposition to any one
wiivu, tu, fjiiKuau mumj act up as a ruier in
Midnight arrests are beincr made in
Constantinople and fears are entertained of a
general riot. .
Thb country around Darlintrton and
vv rexnam. England, waa Inundated hv flr.1
on the 1st. cansed bv a andden thaw. N timor
ous floods were also reported in Scotland.
Gen. Biddulph's division has reached
the plains ot Candahar. He passed Khojak
rasa witnont serious opposition.
The occupants of a waron. threa
number, were drowned on the 81st ult. while
attempting to cross the Ice between Richmond
ana neioourue, ueoec
Deputy Most, of Berlin, who was
nnder sentence of banishment, haa been sen
tenced to six months' imprisonment for
The London Times, in a financial
summary, says the f ailuea in England will
nearly five thousand more than last year.
Thk German Government is deter
mined to give notice of the termination
all treaties ot commerce by the end of
Thk Pope will shortly notifv Ger
many of hia readiness to consent to a com
promise m nsni w ku. appointment
Yakoob Kahn haa not made any
overtures of peace to the British.
At Ismid, on the -2d, a thirty-eight
ton gun burst during practice on the British
man-of-war Thunderer. The vessel's turret
was destroyed, and seven men killed and fort
wounded. . . ......
A plague has appeared among the
Cost sets of Astrachsn. Of 195 persona at
tacked since tbe 1st, 143 died.
The Bulgarians in Macedonia have
petitioned tbe Czar, asking him to use his In
fluence to deliver them from Turkish rale.
They state that 130 of their villages have been
burned and 6,000 prisoners massacred during
the uppression of the insurrection.
Gen. Grant arrived at Dublin, ac
companied by Gen. Noyes, United States Min
ister to France, on the Sd. The ex-President
waa met by tbe Lord Mayor. There was no
Thb French Government has decided
to grant individual pardons to all Communists
except about 400 ot the ringleaders and the
participants In massacre
A correspondent with the Quetah
column telegraphed, on the 3d, that the
Afghans have flooded the country around
Candahar, snd that all the non-combatants
were leaving the city.
Moncasi, who attempted to assassi
nate the King of Spain In October last, waa
executed on tbe 4th.
Thb Cornish Bank at Truro, Corn
wall, suspended on the 4th. The bank- waa
established about one hundred and ten years
ago, and did a very large business in mining
aud other commercial enterprises-
Thb report telegraphed some days
ago that Suleiman Pasha had bean pardoned,
proves to have been unfounded. His appeal
has been rejected, and the Court haa ordered
that he be degraded and exiled for life. ' He
haa appealed to the Sultan for pardon.
The Senatorial elections which took
place in France on the 5th resulted in an over
whelming Republican victory.
In the recent municipal elections in
Berlin the Social-Democrats were generally
A grand banquet was given in honor
of Gen. Grant at Londondeiry on the evening
of the 6th. . - -
Thb French Government, as a pre
cautionary measure against Bismarck's eco
nomic policy, hss given one year's notice of
the termination of all treaties of commerce.
Russia intends to evacuate Roumelia
and Bulgaria on the 1st of April. -
Thb liabilities of the Cornish Bank
are over 1,000,000.
Gemeral Smerldam'a Reply tat Sec
WiHHiHOTOS, Jan. 1.
The following is the substance of the eun-
Elemental report to the annual report of
Jeut.-Gen. Sheridan for 1878 with reference
to Indian affairs, in response to tbe request
of Secretary Scburs that specifications be fur
nished in support of the statement made by
Gen. Sheridan in his annual report :
HBADorjABTBBS OS THB I
MrjuTaAT. DrrraKKt or ram Mnwouxi. V
Chicaoo. Dee. 22. 1MB.
To Gen. W. T. Sherman. Washington :
Gexkral: In consenuence of -a law suit in
the United States Circuit Court In the city of
new iora, i was compeiiea to go to tnat city
shortly after the receipt of the communication
Irora tne Honorable eecretarv oi tne Interior
of Nov. 16, 1878, endorsed by you Nov. 20, and
lorwarued to me. in tnis communication the
Secretary took exception to certain conclu
sions arrived at and stated In my annual re
port of this year. The General quotes the
conclusions, and fays: The object I hsd in
view in my annual report waa to show that
Indian wars came from twocanses (see report) ;
but that while the first war could not be
avoided by the Government the second was
clearly within its control and resulted from
bad management of IndUn affairs. I made
no charges against the Honorable Secre
tary of the Interior;' I made no charges
against anyone. I desired simply to call the
attention of my superior officers to the causes
that produce discontent and outbreaks, and
that from tbe inadequacy of our military
force resulted In the massacre of officers, sol
diers snd citizens, snd the horrlb'e snd un
mentionable barbantiea perpetrated on wom
en and children, and to state my belief that
these disasters might have been averted by
better organization, a more complete system,
and more Integrity in agenta employed. The
Secretary of the Interior saw fit to take this
up, and by disingenuously saying that I had
made chargea as to corruptions at every
agency In the limits of this military division,
challenges me for facta to prove a charge he
has himself put Into my mouth. His infer
ences are not warranted by the language of
the report, but in support of what I did say I
respectfully submit the data accompanying
this supplemental report.
i ne Question ox lustice ana ngnt to tne In
dian ia past and cannot be recalled. We have
occupied his country, taken away from him
his lordly domain, destroyed his herds of
rune, penned him upon reservatians, and re
duced him to poverty. For humanity's sake,
then, let ua give him enough to eat and in
tegrity in agenta over him. To show how In
considerate tbe Honorable Secretary of the
Interior was in his first and second letters of
November 16th and November 29th respec
tively. It Is only necessary for me to call the
attention of tbe General of the Army to tbe
fact that since 1874 I have carefully retained
copies of Indian reports coming to my of-
nce, oners oi wnicn are nerewun incioseo,
and it waa on this Information that my report
was made Surely the Honorable Secretary
of tbe Interior cannot impute untruthness to
the o nicer making these reports, i hey were
on the ground, generally aa official Inspectors
for the Indian Bureau, or in some offleial ca
pacity, and are among the best in the service,
most of them probably known to the General
of the Army, and many of them to the coun
try. My object was to call attention to, and
If possible prevent, calamities occurring to the
frontier settlers, to the officers and men of
the army, and to reduce the unnecessary ex
penses brought upon us.
Tbe report of Lieut. Lee, giving an exact
exposition of tbe Indian management at Spot
ted Tall Agency, waa ODtaineo since tne date
of my annual report, but tbe facta aa related
were well known to me. In fact, I waa instru
mental to some extent In the detection of the
McCann fraud. Hia report is submitted first
for the reason that It gives a fair and compre
hensive Idea of tbe Indian management, and
I believe may be assumed as a lair explana
tion of what baa occurred at many of tbe
other agencies, and which produced the hun
ger and diacontentdiacrlbed in tbe accompany
ing briefs. In this connection I also call at
tention to tbe briefs of correspondence from
Lieut. Dougherty, relative to the attempt to
force upon him since he hsa been acting as
agent at Crow Creek employes of bad charac
ter, and of the loose and criminal manner in
which the Indian goods were shipped without
bills of lading or invoices. This ia true also
for tbe Cheyenne and Brule agencies on the
Missouri River, aa well aa oi Crow Creek.
whose agent. Dr. Livingston, haa recently
been Indicted on about 134 chargea, and ss
many more that were thrown out under the
statute of limitations. The attention of the
General of the Army la expressly called to the
reports on Standing Rock Agency under tbe
management oi agenta aurae and uuirnes.
Then look at the Mandsna, Arickareea, Gros
Ventres, Assinabolnea, Plegana and Crowe In
Montana Territory. At tbe latter agencv
fraud has been rampant, although to the best
of my recollection the agenta have been
changed at least five or six times in the last
Then come down to the Shoshone, Baa
nocks, Northern and Southern Cbeyennea,
Arapaboea, Klowaa and Comanchea, Utea and
Southern A Dachas, and ask tbem why they
hsve gone to war, or have been hostile or tur
bulent, for the past six or seven years. The
answer will be insufficiency of food, lrregu
laritv in its sunnlv. and broken promises. Th
E resent Indian Commissioner is doubtless
onest: ha hss dlschaived a number of agenta
for malfeasance In office. Commissioner
Smith, who preceded him. waa aa honest man
also, so far aa I know, and likewise the Com
missioner of Indisn Affairs before him, and
so on back. They all did aa well as they knew
bow, but l rear with an precautions oi nonesty,
that the system and manner of accountability
are ton loose I or the government of a people
wbo esanot read or write, and are so peculiar
and primitive In their habits as Indiana It
will be seen, even by extracts from tbe reports
to ths Board of Indian Cooimlsslonsrs, ss well
as to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, here
with attached, that they too support me in
this conclusion. Then, with all these facts
before us, and to the best of my belief in the
possession of the Indian Bureau, what was the
object of challenging the conclusions In mv
report, and giving the letter to the public be
fore It had been sent to the Honorable Secre-
1 tary of toac, to whom tt waa addressed 1 Sure
ly tne o ulcers who guard the agencies, and
who are held responsible for tbe protection of
tbe lives and property of the settlers, should
have s right to report to their superiors the
cauaea of troubles without danger of being
lectured into alienee by the Honorable Secre
tary of tbe Interior.
Let us now come down to tbe matter of tbe
removal of the Red Clond and Spotted Tail
Indians, and their return to points further
west last falL In reference to this matter I
made no accusations against the Indisn Bu
reau. I simply stated: " I bad hoped that
the aganrjies of these Indiana (Red Cloud and
Spotted tail) would have been retained on tbe
Missouri River, where they could have been
fed and looked after at comparatively smsll
expense," but this would not nave suited the
traders and contractors, wbo I feared labored
systematically last summer and fall to work
up tbe result which haa been obtained, and
now these Indiana are on worse ground than
the Missouri River bottom, and located at
points beyond the river lines of transporta
tion for Instance Red Cloud's band, where
tbe expense of feeding will be probably five
times as great as on the Missouri River. In
addition, these Indians are now located near
the line of travel to tbe Black Hills, and one
on the extreme Western limit of their reser
vation, and where contact with whites is liable
frequently to occur, and I doubt if in the
S resent frame of mind of the Red Cloud Ind
ians the two races can live so closely to
gether without fighting. This does not charge
anything on the Indian Bureau, so that It will
be seen that again the honorable Secretary
puts a charge into my mouth which I never
made and gives them to the public in the
The General nrgca again, aa In his annual
report, that tbe removal of these Indians was
unwise, quotes letters from Gen. Crook in sup
port of this view, and continues: I did not
ssy that the Indian Bureau tad anything to do
with it. and I utterly disclaim any intention of
criticising the action of His Excellency, the
r resilient. Me could not well belp bimsell.
In mv renort I onlv expressed mr reirret st
what had happened. It is not strange, when
we consider the inadequacy of our military
force, that I should, in common with other
officers, call attention to circumstances like
these that are liable to Involve trouble and
disaster. Before closing this communication
I desire to call the attention of tbe General of
tbe Army to that portion of Lieut. Lee's report
which plainly shows that tbe figures made in
Washington of supplies sent to agencies may
show a different result from tbe supplies re
ceived, and which may . account for the dia-
crepanoy in tne reports oi tne commissioner
of Indian Affairs and the report of Major J.
K. Mizner, at the Southern Cheyenne Agency,
and that of Cant. A. H. Bainbridge. at the
Fort Hall Agency.
In conclusion I desire to sav that in mv an
nual report and in this report my only object
has been to speak in the interest of the In
diana, and in the best interest of the life,
property and development on the frontier: of
the Uvea of officers and soldiers, and the best
economy in administration of my command.
A large amount ot documentary evidence is
submitted with tbe report, the substance of
which Is referred to above.
Tmmraaaua'a Reply Ceaeeraiac the
Cause r Ola AsaeHdmeait.
WasanfOToa, Jan. L
Hon. H. M. Teller. Chairman ef the Select Com
mittee of Investigation:
Data Sib: I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of yours of 21st ult., inclos
ing a copy of tbe resolution adopted by your
committee requesting me to furnish, in writ
ing, sucn lacu ana sucn eviaence ss may oe
In my possession touching tbe matter in
volved in an amendment made on my motion
to the resolution under which the committee
Is acting. Of course tbe committee does
not suppose that the matters embraced
in that amendment are within my
personal knowledge or that of any one man.
They relate to electiona In every part of the
Republic and the allegations are for most
part to be found in the public press. In the
openingof his speech in support of his reso
lution, Dec 11th, tbe Senator from Maine dis
tinctly stated that the resolution wss based on
accounts given In the press. Well, the pres.
nss teemea wun statements wnicn, u true,
reaulre the Investigation orooosed bv mv
amendment, and as I have no doubt tbe mem
bers of the committee read the newspapers
quite as diligently as I do, it is probable they
know where to look for sources of informa
tion as fully aa I do, and as tbey are charged
with ths responsibility of making the investi
gation, and I am not, I beg leave respectfully
to say that I take no part of itupou my shoul
ders. Nevertheless, ss the smendment was
offered in perfect good faith, and with the
firm belief that the matters it embraces re
quire Investigation quite as much as the mat
ters contained in the original resolution, it
will be proper for me, especially since tbe
committee haa requested it, to furnish such
Information touching the subject as may from
time to time come under my observation. I
therefore send herewith installment No. 1,
consisting of :
First. An editorial article cut from thla
morning's Washington I'ott.
Second. A copy of a petition of sixty odd
citizens of New York to the House of Repre
sentatives complaining of the illegal and op
pressive conduct ot John P. Davenport and
other Federal officials at the late election in
New York City: and I am authorized by Hon.
Fernando Wood, who presented tbe petition.
to aay that Its statements are proved by sun
dry affidavits in his hands, and that he will, if
requested, furnish the names of the affiants
and other witnesses to the same facta.
Third. The copy of an opinion of Judge
Feedman touching the rights of certain nat
uralized citizens of New York, which rignts
were grossly violated by said Davenport, as set
forth In said petition.
Fourth, l respectfully reier you to tnat por
tion of the speech of Senator Wallace, one of
your number, delivered in the Senate Dec. 17,
1878, which re la tea to tbe last election in Penn
sylvania (See Congressional Record Dec 18,
page 28.) I also beg leave to refer you to the
published letter of Hon. William D. Kelley.
of Pennsylvania, showing the means employ
ed by Federal officials aud others to defeat
his nomination and election. You have no
doubt seen the letter in the newspapers. If
not, I will have a copy prepared you.
Fifth. An editor!.! article from the Arm
and Patriot newspaper of Montpelier, Vt.,
touching the election at Bennington, in that
Sixth. A copy of tbe President's civil serv
ice order of June 23, '77; and ss showing
what attention has been paid to it, and also
what means were resorted to by tbe Republic
an Congressional Committee of TS, I inclose
tbe circular of that committee, signed by
Ueorge u. uornam, its secretary, xnis circu
lar, It ia said, waa sent to nearly every person
in the civil service of the Government, snd to
public contractors and others having rela
tione with the Government. I am, very
respectfully, your obedient servant.
A. u. Aui BJaaa.
Blalae ( Teller.
Washikotox, Dee. 23, 1878.
Hon. H. M. Teller, United States Senate, Chair
man select uommiuee, etc.:
Diak Sia: I have this morning received
your favor Inclosing tbe following resolution
adopted by your committee, viz. :
jretMMO, Anas non. tfamea u. jsiaine, tue
mover ot the resolution, be requested to
specify in writing tbe particular class of
frauds, outrages and violence committed in
the recent elections, which the committee is
expected to Investigate, snd to turnlsn sucn
information ani evidence as may be in his
possession, and tbe names of witnesses be
mav wish to be examined."
It cannot, ot course, be tbe purpose of your
honorable committee to limit the investiga
tion to any particular class of frauds, out
rages and violence committed in the recent
elections tnat may De specioea'- oy me.
The resolution is tbe action of tbe Senate,
sneaking almost unanimously, and It is not
for me to say what your committee " Is ex-
mctod" to Investigate beyond what la ex
nressad in the resolution Itself in very explicit
terms. It would be gross assumption in me
to 'specify" where tbe Senate itself haa di
rected. But anxious to Indicate any detail
that may expedite the labor of the commit
tee, I will call your attention especially to tbe
tissue ballot frauds In South Carolina; to
the law of that State which made free
voting Impossible in certain counties; to the
J tract ice in that State of breaking up all meet
ngs held to oppose the Democratic party ua
less Democratic speakers were allowed to take
nart In the discussion: and to all the methods
by which. In Sumpter and other counties, a
full and free election waa prevented. In
Louisiana I invite your attention to the mur
ders In Tensas Paris a on election day, and to
the frauds committed In the same; to the
fraud and outrages upon the ballot in the
city of New Orleans: and even while I write,
to th alleged assssslnatiaa ot two witness
on their way to the United 8tates Court ta
testify against those who had robbed tbem of
their right on the day of election.
1 could make further specification in these
two States, and in other Southern States, bnt
I have not time. I am lust leaving for New
England, and am compelled to postpone fuller
details until after my return. Among the
witnesses I would mas are James B. Camp
bell, E. W. M. Mackey and C. G. Mimminger,
of South Carolina Gov. Nlcholls, his agent.
Col. Zachary; Ex-Chief Justice Ludeling, of
Louisiana; Hon. Reuben Davis, of Mississippi ;
J. Cole Davis, of Helena, Arkansas, and the
editor of the Avalanche, a Democratic paper
published in Memphis, Tennessee But I beg
especially to refer yon to a large mass
of valuable information in the office
of the Attorney-General of the United
States, already called for by the Senate, and
soon, 1 presume, to be laid before your com
mittee. This is official in its character, and.
In many cases, has tbe weight and value of
legal evidence, not requiring further exami
nation of witnesses to authenticate and con
firm it. In offering the resolution In the Sen
ate, 1 did not assume the part of public prose
cutor, but especially declined anv such service
The invitation of your honorable committee,
however, ia one that I cannot disregard, and
on the reassembling of Congress I shall from
time to time lay such facts before you, and
make snch suggestions as may seem to consti
tute a full and fair compliance witb all the re
quirements of your resolution. With great
respect, your obedient servant,
J. G. Blaise.
According to Humboldt, who passed
some time in Mexico studying its an
tiquities, the first race that inhabited
that country the Toltecs were of
Asiatic origin, and emigrated by way
of Behrinw's strait, about A. L. 700.
This belief, however, combated by ths
advocates of the theory of more than
one center of animal creation, rests up
on conjecture, but appears plausible.
In the opinion of Humboldt, the Toltec's
dynasty and occupation lasted 600
years, ending about A. D. 1200, nearly
300 years before the advent of Colum
bus. The Toltecs are said to have em
igrated to the mountainous recesses of
Central America, being succeeded by
another race of aborigines the Aztecs
as the possessors of the territory they
had left behind.
They were an Indian race, of forms
rather taller and stouter than the or
dinary, well proportioned, good com
plexions, narrow foreheads and black
eyes; regular, white teeth, and thick,
black, coarse hair and thin beards, and
the peculiarity of no hair upon their
thighs and legs. Many of their women
were beautiful and fair, whose atttrac
tions were increased by winning sweet
ness of manner and speech and modest
behavior. The Aztec empire is traced
for about 300 vears from the cessation
of the Toltec dynasty; it originally com
prised the Central States of Mexico
proper, Queretaro and Vera Cruz; and
in 1352, after a long series of revolu
tions and wars, was consolidated under
its first king. In 1436, a generation be
fore the discovery of Columbus, the first
of the celebrated line of kings, - the
Montezumas, ascended the Aztec throne.
Two reigns followed, when Montezuma
IL took the reins of power. Under this
prince the Aztec empire, after an ex
istence of 150 years, assumed a gran
deur and power a height of civiliza
tion scarcely ever attained by any
other nation in so short a time. Under
Montezuma IL the empire was extend
ed over 4,500 miles of territory, and is
thought to have numbered 30,000,000,
the City of Mexico alone having 300,000
So splendid an empire, so beneficent
a civilization, was . destined to be
crushed by Cortez, who overthrew the
power of tbe Montezumas in 1520,
nearly 400 years ago. . This adventurer
and his myrmidons, although they
bore tbe banner of the cross, were noth
inar but murderers, thieves and cut
throats who came to plunder and strew
ruin and misery np and down among
the populous cities, the stately temples
and beautiful palaces of a land to which
thev had no more rierht than the bur
glar has to the safe Be is rifling.
uortez, the Diooa-uiirsty scounarei,
with the innate cruelty of the Spaniard,
sousrht to annihilate the Aztecs, and his
whole conquest" was one unspeaka
ble outrage, in which the utmost hor
rors were visited on the unoffending
subjects of Montezuma. . No age or sex
were spared; millions, whole races,
were cut off and exterminated.
The hie-h civilization of the Aztecs
and the monarchy of the Montezumas
were swept away, to be replaced by
Spanish crueltv and spoliation, and a
religion that has, so far from raising
aiexico to a signer pinna ui uvuuiuua
or improving on that of the Aztecs,
sunk Mexico and Mexicans to the very
lowest moral notch in the scale of na
tions. Of the splendid empire of the
Aztecs 300 years of Spanish domina
tion succeeding the fall of Montezuma
have left little except the remains of
magnificent temples and stately palaces
stiff visible in this beautiful land, and
that once added glory to a monarchy
that must forever eclipse the despotism
of the 120 thieving Spanish viceroys
that succeeded the ancient line of
Aztec kings. Cor. Qlobe-Democrat.
Daw s)8,000 Waa Fsnad 1m s Tree.
A treasure up a tree was seen in the
watches of the night by a peddler, who
was sleeping in a farm-house in the
Shenandoah Valley. He told his dream
to the farmer next morning, and on
three successive nights he had the same
vision. Then he prevailed on the farm
er to accompany him to the forest.
where he pointed out a large oaa tree
as the one he bad seen in nis dream.
It was apparently- sound at : the butt,
but about twenty feet up a limb had
been broken off. The farmer did not
feel like humoring what he supposed to
be a superstitious whim, but the old
fellow seemed to have confidence in his
vision, and offered him one-half the
spoils if he would help him cut down
the tree. When the tree fell there was
a rattle of coin near where the limb
had been broken off, and a small, hol
low was found there. By a little chop
ping a larger cavity was found, and
within was a mass of silver. Both
seemed wild with delight, and on count
ing np found that the pile amounted to
$5,000. The peddler expressed his un
willingness to carry around so much
silver in his pocket, and inquired where
he would be likely to get greenbacks
for his share. The farmer, having
considerable money in his house, im
mediately transferred to the peddler
$2,500 in paper money and took charge
of the entire lot of silver. The ped
dler disappeared, and when his partner
attempted to pass some of the silver,
lo! it was counterfeit. He was a victim
of a gang of coiners. Lynchburg Vir
The moon is just the thing for
coon hunting or sleigh riding, but it
isn't worth much for tratberine chickens
or talking about the greenback move
ment over the front gate with another
fellow's gin. artagtport Standard.
Weight for the wagon," observed
the farmer, as he helped his 303 pound
wue vo a Nat in ins vsniois.
MI8CE1JLAJIEO C 8 ITEMS. .. . .
Tnr.w nonnlA ar nAvnr contented .
Butter exports are increasing daily.
Only one man in thirty in Idaho has
a wife. -1 - . . - -
' Only eleven ships were built in Maine
this year. . . . .. , ,
Si.irK timpfl. ns the chunk of lime
said to the water. ' '" ' '
Canned peas with an attractive green
hue should be avoided. r ' '
More than three-fourths of the mem
bers of Congress are lawyers.
Thb m an-that-wasn't-afraid-of-y el-low-fever
is back. New OrUan. Times.
Who did Lemon aid? Tankers Ga
zette. The man who was punched, of
" How did it hairpin?" the young
lady remarked when her "'back hair"
If your girl turns up her nose at an
invitation to take a sleigh ride, don't
cutter. .N. T. Star.
Boats expecting to go np Red River
now should carrv water with them.
New Orleans Picayune.
To keep apples from rotting, put
them in a cool place where there is a
large family of children.
Massachusetts ' officials have ob
served that home-sickness is a frequent
cause of insanity among immigrants. . .
A Prague chemist has invented a
mirror which reveals the contents of
wine casks without removing, the heads.
. An English paper says that American-made
lamps are more elegantly de
signed and better finished than their
One great drawback in a duel is the
fact that yon only kill one enemy to
make a dozen new ones. Detroit Free
Thk Michigan tramp carries a brick,
and he gets into houses on the excuse
that he wants to heat it. Detroit Free
Press. - i
Truth is stranger than fiction. A
man may know that he is a liar, and
yet he'll feel decidedly strange when he
is called one.
Question for a debating society: " If
a man has a tiger by the tail, which
would be the best for his safety to
hold on or to let go?"
Thb value of the new buildings put
up in Hew York City within the last
ten vears is $297,000,000, an average of
nearly $30,000,000 a year.
some one says ai nouung is ne&iuiy
that is fried. This is probably so.
Even Fri'dav is unhealthy for con
victed murderers. Norristown Herald.
The heretofore-regarded worthless
sage barrens of Nevada are found to be
excellent pasturage for Cashmere goats.
A single herder near Carson has a flock
"Thk Sioux are not contagious,"
said an old frontiersman. What do
you mean?" asked a bystander. "I
mean that tney are nam to eaten," was
the reply. -
Ir a bank officer would look at a
burglar with a bag of tools as severely
as he does at an honest man with a
small check, many robberies might be
Coal dealers prefer Newfoundland
dogs to anv other breed. They weih
more, and they sit quietly on the cart
while the load is on the scales. Jioston
BorrriHT a. carriatre for vonrself P
look here fhad to. See those boots?
uoserve tne noies. - a. cuuiuu i wsu. ah
those things, could I?"
It is terribly exasperating to a really
good, pious man to sit down suddenly
on an icy sidewalk and see the wicked
safely "stand in slippery places."
Thirty years ago the profession of
mining engineer was almost unknown
in the United States: to-day the Ameri
can Institute of Mining Engineers '
number over seven hundred members.
" There's a great difference between
housekeeping and boarding out," said
Mr. Younghusband; " for when I board
ed out I had to wait sometimes half an
hour for mv dinner, but now I have it
just when I can get it."
some men never Know now to treat
their wives. On Monday night a
Schenectady lady wanted to go to a
masaue ball with some gentlemen
friends, and her husband objected. So
she cut her throat. Troy Press.
Aw nlrl man in still cnttinc wood in
the swamps near New Orleans in virtue
of a pernit granted him by Gen. But
ler, and even sells tne ngnt oi cutting
wood to others under this order, which,
he claims, has never been revoked.
The Methodist population of the
world is estimated at 20,000,000, and
the number of communicants at 4,489,
877. In the United States the member
ship is about 3,396,999, with 26,642
local and 22,194 itinerant preachers,
When a woman combs her back hair
into two ropes, uuius uue in uer uivuui
nutil she winds the other upon her
back comb, and then finds that she has
lost her last hair-pin, she feels that the
sex needs two mouths one to hold the
hair in and the other to make remarks
Thk Western highwayman reads in
the telegraph column of his morning
paper that a stage-coach leaves Dead
wood that day with $300,000 in gold
bullion, and as he proceeds to put his
revolvers in readiness he exclaims
most fervently, V Heaven bless Prof.
A London . newspaper advertises :
Wanted, 2 apprentices who will be
treated as 1 of the family." When it
was ascertained that the advertiser was
in the habit of coming home and beat
ing his wife, the number of persons
who wanted to be treated as " 1 of the
family was small. Norristown Herald.
A little girl visiting a neighbor
with her mother was gazing curiously
at the host's new bonnet, when the
owner queried : Do you like it,"
v m rwi i . i : i . ..tin
mother said it was a perfect fright, but
it don't scare me. Laura s mother
man stay longaner mat. cuorrtstown
" No, your Honor,1 said an old
offender at the bar of justice, "don't
send me back to Sing Sing again. With
the iusurance Presidents and savincs
i i- - i i . . .
nan, vavsaiers zmu sucn, lis society u
getting too exclusive for me. A fellow
like me can't find nobody in his own
set to associate with but tbe Keepers.
Albany Times. .
A locomotive weighing 118,000
pounds, with eight driving wheels, was
brought west over the Pennsylvania
Railroad a few days ago. It is designed
for use on the Mexican & Southern Pa
cific Road. It passed over all the
bridges on the Pennsylvania Road, but
west of this point it had to be moved in
sections, its weight being too great for