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SCfc '.QuUtftUt. JOB iTCOXUX) " mem as Cards,. Bill-Heads. Circulars, Posters eRO-- BTOL ROhj EXECUTED TO ORDER, ' DC THM Neatest and Promptest Manner AMD S BB A SO NAB LB BATES. PUBUSHED EVERY THURSDAY, ' BT J W." HOUGHTON. to. OOm, Wert lia. T rmUte qmir. TEBH3 OF SUBSCRIPTION:; One eopy. one --ear. .... ... 91 go One entry, six months. . 75 Ouaeopjr, tkm montn.. ....... ............ to If wot pud witiiis Uw rac. jjjj A Family Newspaper. Devoted to Home Interest, Politics, Agriculture, Science, Art, Poetry, Etc. vol. xn. WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1879. NO. 21. irnirmr : IF I) lilt' r A- ii 9. I f BUSIKE3S CARDS. ATTORNEYS. J. H. DICKSON, A 'WMir.AT.UW, Wellington. O wuce, in nut Building, 2d floor. W. F. HERRI (TUT. A TTORNnr AT-LAW, Benedict a Block, -- " "w, yy eiungton. unio. 7-3 PHYSICIANS. : DR. J. RTJST. H OMCEOPATHIST. Residence and of see. West Side Public Square. : ; ;db. r. hathawax, TTOMIKOPATHIC Physician and Sun. A. A. geesv OSee, at residence, west aide jteiiy p-xsst. Wellington, Ohio. HOTEL. WELLINGTON HOCBK, North side Public Square, Wellington, Ohio. Regular meal as cents. A rood bars In connection. B. M. bkuwn. Proprietor. BARBER 8H0P. TP YOtf WANT first-claa Share, Hair -a- WBK,-cr eaampoo, eau at Robinson 'a O. K. Shaving Saloon, Liberty Stnet. A roll aaaottment of Hair Oila, Pomades and Hair Jtertorativea. We also keep the beat brand of Razors, and warrant them. Razn-s honed or ground to order. . T. ROBINSON PLANING MILL. TX ELLINGTON PLANING MILL. Y Maaaracroma and dealer in Sash. . . l n a w. . . . ' xwon, zuinus, cracKeca, nnogi, Lumber, Shingles, Lath. Cheeaa and Batter Box. Scroti Sawing, Matching and Planing done to o-aer. - v. u. waasworu, nop. Umce, near railroad qepot. LUMBER YARD. H. WADSWORTH SON. Daum la Lanbsr. Lata, BbiuhM, Doorm, Smb. Blinds. Moui aaa Pi miii. La-sber of all aorta. Tatdaw diut. aad tad atom .atOyl JEWELER. J. H. WIGHT, TYEALER IN Clocks, Watchaa, Jewelry. XJ BUTrrware, Gold Pens, etc. z98hop in iiougnion a wrug otote. TAILORS. . B. 8. HOLLENBACH, Ti rEECHANT TAILOR, in Union Block, aia. awn o. . as-u. , BANK. T?IRST NATIONAL BANK. W.llir.rrton A? Ohio. Doe a seneral banking buai- neaa. dujm ana aeus iti. x. fzenange, Uot. ernment on da, etc 8. 8. Warner, Preai- aent, n. a. Horr, Uaakier. PHOTOGRAPHER. W.F. SAW TELL, PHOTOGRAPHER. Gallery in Amold'a - Block, Wellington, Ohio. NOTARY PUBLIC. . J. W. HOUGHTON, , N OTARY- PUBLIC. Office in Hongb. ton's 5rng Store, East Side Public Square. PRINTING. TJRINO YOUR PRINTING to the Ea- JLft . terpriae Office. All kiada of printing done neauy aad promtly. Offloa West 8ide Pnblie Sqoare, orer Hooghton's Drag Store. HARNESS, SADDLES, kC J. M. OTTERBACKER, Manafactarer of Harness, Baddies and Collars, employes none bat the best of workmen, and uses none but the best Oak Tanned Leather. A Urge .stock of harness constantly on hand. All work warranted. Shop south aide Liberty street. .. - . - . WELLS, SADDLER AND HARNRESS MAKER. The bnt workmen employed, and culy the beat atoek aard. All work done nnder my immediate Mprnrision. North aide Me chanie street. 11-1 6-1 y BUILDER. bo. roan. hibax aixtx. FISHER A ALLTN, Builders, Shop In Wadsworth's Planing Mill. Many Tears ex perience enables them to compete lor flrat class work. Tbair motto m uHoMa4 work, good materials aad fair price. n Plans spec acationa and details a specialty. BOOTS AND SHOES. W. H. A8HFOBD, MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Boots aad Shoes and all kinds of first class custom work. All work aad materials folly warranted. Shop, sontk ride Liberty Street, one dear east of Otr-rhaeker's Harness Shop, Wellington, OMo. . , , U-.ly JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. " B. K. GOODWIN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND GEN ERAL INSURANCE AGENT. Col. lectiona, Conreyaaeiag, Fire aad Lift Insur ance will be done proniptly at reasonable rates. -Office, in T. Kirk's Boot aad Shoe Store, north side Liberty Street. 1 1 .oiy MEAT MARKET. E. O. FULLER, . DEALER IN Freh aa Salt Meat-, Bo - logna and Pork 8ausa. Highest market prise in cash paid far Beerea, Sheen. Hon, Hides, Ae. Market, sooth atda Lib erty Street, ona door west of Ot tar backer's Harness Shop. ; . 11-9-ly LIYERY 8TABLE. Wit CUSHION t SON, LIYERY AND SALE STABLE. Choice toinonts furnished, and charges rea sonable. Sooth aide Mechanic street, one door east of American House. 11-15-ly ' COAL YARD. K. McKINNEY, DEALER IN BLOSSBURG COAL, the , finest article known for Blacksmith iag. Horse ahoeinx, repairing; Jtc, prompt ty dona, and satisfaetioaj gnaranteed. South side Mechanic street. 11-15-ly READ THIS! . Sa. f teething. Hats. Pars orOeaUesuas nralaalag foods eaa afford to do witboat Tlil CIOTDIIO 6 DI1TE0 AUrplUustntad30-Dast Paper, ftM.hil ii wi il -n . nf I., li.il. I.illn. I il sad earn set 1 " ROOT ft TIXKEKV - OCaBiar. H, T. General News Summary. Cemrisaloainl. Senate, Feb. 4. Mr. M&iey, from the Committee on Post-offices and Post Roads re ported an amendment to the Foe t-o Rice Appro priation bill establishing a steamship line be tween New Orleans and Rio Janeiro sia Galves ton and another between New York and Rio Ja neiro via Norfolk, allowing a sndsidy of $150, 000 per annum to each line. Referred. Mr. Cam eron, of "ft iaconsln, from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, submitted a majori ty report signea oy ut nepuoiican memoers. declarlnr that David T. Corbln is dulv elected Senator from South Carolina, and Is entitled to his seat. Mr. Hill, from the same com mittee presented a minoritf report signed. by the Democratic members In favor of the incumbent, M. C Butler. Both reports were ordered printed and placed on the calendar. Mr. Morrill, from the Commit tee on Finance, reported with amendments the House bill to authorise the issue ot eertln- eatea of deposit in aid of the refunding; of the public debt. Placed on the calendar. Mr. Edmunds cave notice that at the first oppor tunity ne wouia eau up ine joint resolution proposlns: an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the payment of claims to disloyal parsons for property injured or destroyed In the late war. Consideration was then re sumed of Mr. Edmunds' resolution declarlns; the vahdltTof the later Constitutional amend ments, but without arrlvinaT at a vote the Sen ate went into executive session and when the doors reopened adjourned. Houae. The House went into a Com mute of the Whole on the Army Appropria tion bilL Several amendments were offered proposing a reduction In the number of en listed men, but after a somewhat lengthy de bate the amendments were defeated without division. . The committee rose aad the House took a recess until 7 :30. At the evening ses sion the House went into a Committee of the Whole on the Mississippi Levee bill. Mr. Re ran advocated an amendment which he of fered, dlrectinar the commission to consider aad report on the practicability of improving navbration, deepening thechaunel and redeem- imr the alluvial lands of the Mississippi bv means of outlets into the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. 8parks offered an amendment striking out of the bill all that alludes to the protection of alluvial lands. The committee rose and re ported the bill and pending amendments to the House. The main question was ordered and the House adjourned. SccUe, Feb. 5. The Senate resumed consideration ot the resolution of Mr. Ed munds, declaring the validity ot the Thir teen th,Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to tba Constitution of the United States. Several amendments were offered and rejected, and after soma discussion the resolution was finally adopted. Teas. 23: navs. 17. On motion of Mr. Edmunds the Senate took up the House joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohib iting the payment of claim, of disloyal per- wbub ior property injured or aestroyea in ine late war of the rebellion, so it would be un finished business for the following day. The senate then adjourned. - Eoum The speaker announced the regular order to be consideration of the Mis sissippi Levee bin. Several amendments to strike out all provisions of-the bill relating to auuviai lanos were rejectea, ana tne Dill then passea veas, loo; nays, in. me report of the Committee on Elections in the Florida con tested ease was submitted in f svor of Jesse J. rinley and adverse to the claims of Horace Blsbee. The minority submitted dissenting views, and both reports were recommitted. The House then went into a Committee of the Whole on the Army Appropriation bill. Mr. White offered an amendment to tba bill sub stantially the bill known as the " Army Reor ganisation bill." A motion that the committee rise, in order that the amendment might be printed was carried srea. 106: navs. 97. Ad journed. Senate, Feb. 6. Mr. Blaine presented a memorial of manufacturing companies In Maine asking appropriations for mall service between one or more of our Atlantic ports and South American porta. Mr. Wallace, of Pennsylvania, presented resolutions of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of PennsvlTania. remoastratinr arainat the naa- sage of the House bill to regulate the adjust ment of pensions. Referred. The Joint reso lution proposing aa amendment to the Con stitution prohibiting the payment of claims to disloyal persons for property injured or de stroyed in the late war of the rebellion, came up as unfinished business, but at the request of Mr. Morrill, Mr. Edmunds consented that it should be laid aside informally, and the bill to provide for taking the tenth and subse quent census was taken up. Several amendmenta were submitted and agreed to and the bill then passed yeas, 46; nays, 4. The Vice-"President laid before the Senate a message from the President of the United States enclosing a report of the Secretary of State in regard to the proceedings of the In ternational Monetary Conference held In Paris In August. 1878. Ordered printed snd refer red to the Committee on Finance. Mr. Conk ling, from the Committee on Commerce, re sorted adversely on tbe House biU to consti tute Portsmouth, O., a port of entry. In definitely postponed. Souse. Mr. Hayes introduced a bill appropriating $500,000 for the improvement of the Illinois River. Referred. Mr.Cummlngs presented a resolution calling on the Commis sioner of Pensions for statements in relation to the amount required to pay the arrears of pensions. Adopted. Mr. Eden, chairman of the Committee on War Claims, reported back a bill making appropriations for tbe payment of claims reported allowed by the Commis sioners of Claims. An amendment was pro posed providing that hereafter no war claims of any sort should be paid to anybody, but Mr. Eden declined to yield, and the bill then passed. The House then went into a Com mittee of the Whole on the Army Appro priation bill. The pending amendment was Mr. wnyte's, onered on tbe 6th, which eomDriaes most of the features of the Army Reorganisation bill. After some dis cussion a vote was taken on the amendment and itwaa agreed to yeas, 101; nays, 93. On motion the following sections of the bill were stricken out: DroTidina that everv officer who has been thirty years In the service may, on his application, be placed upon tbe re tired list; that officers who resign prior to tbe 1st of January, 1880, be allowed three Tears' full ST; that the army ahall be allowed to ba at B polls on election days to keep tbe peace. Mr. Boone submitted an amend-nent for the transfer of the Indian Bureau to the War De- Krtment. Mr. Conger raised a point of order, t the Chair overruled the point and decided the amendment to be in order. Mr. Page of fered as a substitute an amendment author ial ns- the President to transfer the care and control of any of the Indian ttlbea to tbe War Department temporarily whenever he shall deem It advisable to do so on aaount of hos tile action on their part against the United States, or in esse of any difficulties arising between them and settlers. Mr. Scales raised a point of order, pending which the commit tee rose and tbe House adjourned. Senate, Feb. 7. Mr. Hamlin, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, reported back the Senate bin to restrict the emigration of Chinese to this conntrv, snd the committee was discharged from further consideration. nr. uamnn then reportea oacK tne nouse bill tor the same purpose, which was placed on the calendar. Mr. Harris, from the select committee to Inquire as to the best means of renting epiaemie oisesses, reportea a om revent the introduction of contagious dis eases, and to establish a bureau of public health Mr. Ferry submitted ss an amend ment to the Post-office Appropriation bill the bill which recently passed the House fixing tne pay oi letter earners. Kcferred. IDs mil providing for boldina- terms of the Circuit and District Courts of ths United States for the District of Colorado was panserl On motion the regular order ot business was laid aside for the purpose ot taking' np the House bill to relieve certain legal disabili ties ot women. The bill provides that any woman who shall have been a member of the highest court of any State or Territory, or of the Supreme Court of tbe District of Colura- bia for a space of three y ears, and shall have maintained a rood standi mr before anch mnrt and who ehalTbe a person ot good moral char acter, snail, on motion ana production oi such record, be admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. After discussion the bill pasted without amendment u; nays, zu. House. The Senate amendments to the Naval Appropriation bill were a on-con curred la. ' A number of bills agreed upon in executive session were reported to the House snd they passed. . Senate, Feb. 8. The Conference Com mittees' reports on the bill to abolish the Volunteer Navy and Indian Appropriation bills were agreed to. - Tbe Indian Appropria tion bill as passed appropriates $4,713,206. Mr. Bruce reported favorably from the Missis sippi Levee Committee the House bill ap pointing a Mississippi Improvement Commis sion snd deepening the channel of tbe river. Souse. R. L. T. Beale, elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the late Representative Douglass, of Virginia, appeared and was sworn In. The bill reported from the Committee on Co In are. authorising . an exchanre of coin of tbe United States for United States notes was laid on the table. The House then went Into Committee of the Whole on thr. Army bill. Pending tbe question on the amendments to transfer the Iudlan Bureau to tbe Mar Department, Page of California, of fered a substitute for tbe transfer amendment providing for temporary control to be given to the War Department whenever tbe authori ties believe the exigencies ot the service re quire it. After debate the proposition to transfer the Indian Bureau to the War De partment was rejected. The House by a vote of 116 yeas to 9i nays confirmed tbe action of the Committee of the Whole In putting the Armv Reorganization upon the Army Appropriation bilL The amendment imposing penalties for tbe employment of troops at or near election preclicta was agreed to, and the bill as amended then passed. Messrs. Clymer. Blair and Hale were appointed conferees on tbe Naval Appropria tion oiu. Senate, Feb. 10. Mr. Morrill intro duced a bill authorizing the conversion -of National Gold banks, also a bill amending the revised statutes relative to deposit of bonds by associations. Tbe Mouse bill authorizing the Issue of certificate) ot deposit of the de nomination of 10 in aid of the refunding of the public debt passed with an amendment in creasing the Interest to four per cent. Peti tions were presented: From the Catholic Toung Men's National Union protesting against the discrimination made by the United States Government in the appointment of chaplains In tbe army and havj, by which Catholic soldiers are deprived of their religion ; favoring the passage of a bill allowing the use of railroad wire for commercial purposes. Air. Bayard submitted s resolution requesting the Committee on Naval Affairs to consider and report upon tbe advisability of making sufficient appropriation for the completion of tne lour aoaoie-iurretea monitors, tne run- tan, Amphttrite, Monadock and Terror, now in process ot construction. The resolution was a Breed to. The Army Appropriation bill was received from the House and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Tbe reso lution submitted the 4th of December last by Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, instructing the Committee on Arrlcultura to consider what can or ought to be done by the Genera Gov ernment to better advance, encourage and foster agricultural interests, was called up ana agreea to. House. The House refused to suspend the rules to take np the bill repealing the law In regard to test oath of Jurors, snd tbe bill to establish postal savings banks. Bills were Introduced: To restore the franking privi lege as to letters sent or receivea oy memoers ot Congress; to sbolish the mileage of mem bers of Congress and to substitute the pay ment of actual traveling expenses. Mr. Whit thorne moved to suspend the rules and adopt a resolution setting span reo. j tor the con sideration oi tne report oi tne naval com mittee on matters recently Investigated bv It. Defeated yeas, 123; nays, 107 not the neces sary two-thirds in the affirmative. The House then went Into Committee of tbe whole on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Ap- f ropiiatlon bill. Tbe bill appropriates $10, 54,475 as sgalnst estimates of $16,096,601, and as against an appropriation last session OI VliVl,Z3B. Waaatina-tOBi. The Senate committee who have had under consideration the matter of opening In dian Territory have unanimously agreed upon an affirmative report. A sub-committee was appointed to prepare and report a bill em bodying tne following points : First, to estab llsh a United States Court within Indian Ter ritory for tbe better protection of life and property, with tbe same powers and Jurisdic tion aa other United States District Courts; second, that each of the five civilised Nations be allowed to send a delegate to Congress; third, that tbe lands now held In common by tribes can be divided in severalty among the inuiaua. The House Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds recommend an ap propriation of $250,000 for the restoration of tbe Patent Office. Thk outstanding- circulation of the Natloual banks on the 1st was $332,930,849. Total amount of bonds held to secure clrcula- latlon, $348, 39,20a The latest dispatches to the Govern ment discredit all former advices about Sit ting Bull having recrosscd the Canadian borders into this country. Thk Secretary of the Treasury, on the 6th, called for the redemption of another $20,000,000 of $5-20 bands. The Grand Jury at Washington failed to find a bill against Congressman Eppa Hunton for the alleged offense of send ing a challenge to Columbus Alexander. Thk President, on the 6th, nominated Gen. N. P. Banks United States Marshal for Massachusetts. The Commissioner of Pensions has addressed a letter to the Secretary of the In terior estimating the amount required to pay the arrears of 45,000 pensions now on the rolls st $34,000,000 ; additional amount for arrears on pensions granted this year, $2,500,000, and for next year $5,000,000. The Agricultural report just issued shows that the number of horses in the United States has increased 8 per cent, dur- ln ... ft... . .v.. J -.. ft. 'pi tut? u-w. jnu, vu. Mro jiiiv uwm Torj uim teriaily decreased. Cows show an increase in nearly all tbe 8tates. snd sheep Increased about 5 percent. Hogs increased about 5 per cent, and mules about 3 per cent. The House Committee on Invalid Pensions hsve authorized a report to the House favoring a bill restoring all Invalid pensioners dropped from the rolls on account of residence during the rebellion and provid ing i or tneir payment rrom tne passage oi tne biU. The bill enables Mexican war pension ers resident In the South during the rebellion to receive their pensions ss before the war. Refbuentattve Whttthobxe has been authorized to present to the House the report of a majority of the House Naval Com mittee In relation to tbe administration of the Navy Department under Secretary Kobeson. Tbe report declares that during the eight years of Robeson's administration there dis appeared from the navy register the names of seventy vessels, of which five were lost at sea, and forty-six were sold and the proceeds paid into tbe Treasury; three were sold and their proceeds paid over to the con tractors, and twenty were destroyed by order of Secretary Robeson and tbe material cut up, paid over or credited to the contrsca ors. This property, which cost the Govern ment $100,000,000, ought to have yielded a revenue of $70,000,000, but tbe Government received less than $2,000,000. Tbe committee also recommend that the conduct of Chief Engineers Stewart, Flthlan and Henderson and Paymaster Russell be inquired Into. The report concludes by declaring that it Is the duly of the House to mark its condemnation ot illegal practices of these former officers of the Navy Department, and to Invite the atten tion of tbe Executive Department, upon which rests the responsibility of further ac tion in the premises. - The East. - The cattle exporters, butchers and Board of Health of New Tork City, unite in characterizing as simply nonsense the story of disease among cattle reared in the West, and say of tbe Canada prohibition for three montns, tnst ss cattie are most uaeiy snippea there from Montreal, water transportation is closed and business suspended, and during the time of problDition tne canaaians wui im enabled to dispose of their distillery fed cat tle. Shipments from New York will continue without interruption. - The Union Pacific Railroad Com pany's statement for the year ending June 80, 1878, published at Boston on the 6th, shows a total income of $12,756,354, expenses $5,807,705, Interest $3,333.96, bonded debt re duced $691,000. Tbe net surplus in the treas ury over all outlays is $2,766,142. Gairnif, the absconding treasurer of the order of American Forresters, was captured at Buffalo, N. Y., on the 6th. Evaiv Bice, Cashier of the Wilming- ' A . n - , , ft- -. ll-li. wa buu orauaywin national hui a. mtngton. DeL, was arrested on the 7th on the charge of embezzling about $27,000. The deciding game of the billiard tournament, which had been in progress st New Tork for about two weeks, was played on the night of the 7th, and resulted In s victory for Jacob Schaefer, who la now champion of tbe United States. Schaefer won every game in wmcn ne piayea aurute; tne tournament. Capt. Pact. BorroN.who entered the Allegheny River at Oil City, on the morning of tbe 6th, in his life-preserving suit, arrived at Pittsburg at 6:30 on the afternoon of the 9th. He made forty-three miles on Thursday, thirty-five miles Friday, twetity-seven miles paturday and twenty-seven miles sunaay. His face was badly frosted. Tbe weather was unfavorable, beinar bitterly cold with occa sional snow storms snd considerable floating ice in tne nver. Machinery Hall, Centennial grounds, which originally cost $800,000, wss sold at auction on the 8th for $34,000. Sheriff G. A. Williams, of Arm strong County, Pa., has been sentenced to twenty-five months' Imprisonment In the pen itentiary. He wss convicted last December on the charges of perjury and using money ior election purposes. Some colored men of Worcester, Mass., have commenced suit sgalnst the pro prietors of a sksting rink In that city because be would not allow them to skate in tbe rink. Crazed by the elopement of his wife, G. F. Simmons, of Troy, N. poisoned his three children, on the 10th, and then cut his throat. West ausd Soutb. The Dakota Legislature have adopt ed s memorial asking Congress to divide Da kota into two Territories. There is s strong sentiment against the admission of the whole of Dakota as a State as provided in a bill now pending in congress. The Cheyenne prisoners, twenty-one In number, left Fort Robinson on the 4th, in charge of two companies of cavalry, for Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The National Butter, Cheese and Egg Association have selected Chicago ss the place snd the 5th, 6th snd 7th of March as the time for the next annual convention. TwENTT-rrvE persons from Cado, Tensas,Nstchttoches snd Orleans Parishes were Indicted by the United SUtes Grand Jury at New Orleans, on tbe 5th, for violations of the election laws st the recent elections in thst State. Charles E. McCaclffee, a physi cian at the little Tillage of WrightsvlUe, Illi nois, Invited his wife and her brother, Mr. Heavener, Into his drag store, on the night of the 3d, and after drinking with Heavener shot him dead. McCaulffee nea, but was captured by some citizens and haiiged to the limb of a tree. At New Orleans, on the 6th, Judge Woods, Judge Billings concurring, rendered a decision overruling the demurrer ot the Tensas Parish prisoners; that the Indictment is properly drawn, snd that sections 5.506 to 5,509 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, referring to elections, are constitu tional. The trial of the Tensas cases will be gin Feb. 18. The Post-office at Bipon, Wis., to gether with all the mall matter, funds, records, etc., wss destroyed by fire on the morning ot the 7th. The 'lennessee bondholders have agreed to present to the Legislature the offer of an adjustment sent to the Governor. As Howard Holtzclaw, telegraph operator and railroad ticket agent at War- renton Junction, Va., was returning home, on the night of the 7th, from his office, he was waylaid, murdered ana roDDea. i Here Is no clue to the murderers. At a meeting of the Anti-Polvgamy Society of Utah, held at Salt Lake on the 8th, a memorial to Congress wss adopted reciting that while Delegate Canon and representa tives oi tne uormon cnurcnes are petitioning for amnesty, and promising obedience for their people to the anti-polygamy law. the ex pressions snd actions ot Mormons In Utsh give no evidence that this promise will be ful filled ; thst it is a matter of common notoriety that Mormons are contractinr nnlawful mar riages the same as ever, snd the Society there fore ask Congress, during the present session, to amend the act of 1S62 that it may become operative by making general reputation of the conjugal relation proof of marriare, and liv ing together in polygamy to constitute tbe offense : and thev further declare unless the prosecuting officer of the Government is ena- oiea oy some sucn legislation to prosecute snd punish offenders no regard will be paid to tne statutes. A terrible tragedy, resulting in the killing of two men in self defense, occurred near McLeansboro, I1L, on the night of the 8th. Mason Morris recently gave all his prop erty to two daughters, Mrs. Crate and Mrs. Hale, cutting off his two sons, Charles and Frank. This so enraged the latter that they went to the residence of their brothers-in-law and avowed their intention of killing them. Frank Morris called William Hale out of the house and Immediately fired at but missed him. Hale returned the fire, striking Frank in tbe head and killing him Instantly. In the meantime Charles went Into the house and discharged his pistol at Craig, but without effect. Craig then fired, striking Morris In the lungs, pro ducing a mortal wound, from which he died in a few minutes. No arrests had been made at last accounts. The citizens of Omaha, Neb., have sent a ear load of flour to Glasgow, Scotland, for the relief of the unemployed there. Free transportation was secured by rail and steamer. Senator Christianct, of Michigan, resigned on the 10th. John Brockmeier, of Cincinnati, while rescuing two children from a burning building In that city on the morning of the 10th, was badly burned. The children were also badly burned. Major Wilcox, with his command, returned to Fort 8111 on the 10th from a suc cessful scout after Indians who had left the reservation. He captured 450 Klowas, Co manche and Apaches. Captain Nolan, who also made a scout for the same purpose, capt ured 200 renegadra. The authorities at Flora Station, Lid., on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, detained ail trains on that road from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m. on the 9th, by the enforcement of the Sunday law. The old Ashbury University build ing at Greenville, Ind., was burned on the 10th. Foreign, latelUa-eaiee. A Berlin dispatch says the Legal Committee of the Federal Council have com pleted their consideration of Bismarck's gag ging bill. Most of the obnoxious provisions have been eliminated, and others navo been toned down so as to deprive the bill In great part of its offensive character. Tbe feeling among members, however, continues opposed to the measure even in its amended form. The new French Cabinet stands as follows. M. Waddington, President of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sen ator LeRoyer, Minister of Justice; M. De Marcere, Interior and also Public Worship md interim'. M. Jules Ferry, Public Instruction and Fine Arts: M. Lepere, Agriculture ; Ad miral Jauregaiberry, Marine. A Copenhagen dispatch, on the 4th, states that a diplomatic rupture between Germany and Denmark la probable. Permission to land cattle at the Liv erpool docks after March 1 will be withdrawn unlesa provisions are made to slaughter them on the quay. A civil war is reported imminent in Samoa.' Lord Acgcstcs Loftcs has been appointed Governor-General of New South Wales. A Paris dispatch states that amnesty to Communists will exclude Henri Rochfort, Felix Pyot snd Jules VaUes. A letter from Mexico says the visit of the American industrial deputation is pro gressing happily, and promises to result In greatly developing trade between the sister re- PUDUCS. Quarantine against the plague has been ordered in all Spanish ports. Jcchantzeff, former treasurer of the Mutual Credit Fonder Co., In Russis, convicted of embezzling 200,000. has been sentenced to sixteen years' penal servitude in DiDena. ' It is estimated that from 30.000 to 35,000 dock men are now on a strike In Liver pool. ... A Liverpool dispatch, on the 7th, stated that the ship Van Die man was sank by collision with an unknown vessel. Two of the crew were picked np in a small boat. They report their sadpaaatts aad the crew of tne unknown vessel probaoiy drowned. The Prussian Ministry, it was stated by a correspondent on the 7th, hsd spproved import duty on grain, cattle and horses. The Chinese crew of the Australian bark Kate Waters, from Hong Kong to Foo chow, mutined, murdered the officers snd tcuttled the ehlp. Four men, including the Captain and mate, were saved from the British ship Tan Dteman. The statement that the German Min ister at Copenhagen had been suddenly re called is Incorrect. He was long designated for another post and Baron Magnus nominated as nis successor. England has concluded a convention with Turkey, purchasing State domains In Cyprus, with the exception of tbe Sultan's private estates. Count Zicht, Austrian Ambassador at Cons tan tiuople, telegraphs to Vienna that typhus fever, not the plague, la prevalent near Xantbi, iu Thessaly. A London dispatch, on the 8th, stated that the Government is not inclined to Interfere with tbe importation of cattle from America, provided there Is adequate Inspec tlo'fti before shipment and lairage at Liver pool. The Trade says American shippers ueea not tear anv inienerence witn Dusineaa. The definitive treaty of peace was signed at Constantinople on the 8th. The Russians began the evacuation of Turkish territory on the 9th, and are to complete It In luiny-nve aay a. The definitive treaty between Russia and Turkey, signed on the 8th, provides thst the articles ot the Ssn Stefano treaty, which were not modified by the treaty of Berlin re main in force, ine moae oi payment oi war Indemnity is left for future agreement. All prosecutions for aiding either side during the war are aoanaonea. Ttphtjs fever and small-pox are in creasing In an alarming manner in the prov ince of Iver, Russia. The Siberian plae-ne has appeared in another village. The Greek Government has been of ficially notified that the plague has broken out at Kovalon, on the -Egan Sea. Paul Gervais, the eminent French naturalist, Is dead. A number of Cossacks, who fled from Wetlianka to avoid the plague, were found frozen to death on the bank of tbe Volga. Advices were received at London on tbe 10th, that a British column, consisting of tbe Twenty-Fourth Regiment, a battery of ar tillery and 600 native auxiliaries was annihi lated nv tne zuius on tne rueia Kiver Jan. ai. The Zulus also captured tbe British train. containing a large amount oi arms, ammuni tion and provisions. A Colonel, two Majors. seven Captains and sixteen Lieutenants of the regular army, besides twenty-one other officers commanding native levies, were killed. It Is estimated that 500 soldiers were killed besides tbe officers enumerated above. About 5,000 zuius were mied ana wounded. The Teller Corumitee. Washixqton, Feb. 4. The committee examined Colonel Mackev. of South Carolina. He testified that the Re- Fublicans were In numerous ways prevented rom bavin tr a full and free vote in Charles ton County, and tbe Democrats resorted to fraud lor tne purpose, n ltness said before the election a committee of Republicans waited on Governor Hampton, who assured mem mat ne wouiu act rainy in me appoint ment of Commissioners snd give one Repub lican to two Democrats in each county. In the thirty-two counties of tbe State, how ever, only fire or six Republicans were ap pointed; did not believe mat tne Ke nublicana had a single manager of elections in 400 precincts. Witness, In order to counteract the Democrats, had 5,000 tissue tickets printed, snd these were to be used only in the event that the Republicans were certain the Democrats were using tissue tickets: some few Republican tickets had been given out the night before tbe election, and six ot them only were voted in Charles ton ; fully 4.000 such tickets were in a pack age handed by the witness to Senator Teller; did not know bow the Democrats could get an undue number of tissue tickets in the box. Dut ne believed tney were printed by tne Democrats for fraudulent purposes; K. M. Wallace. United States Marshal for South Carolina, testified to arresting Democrats for breaking up Republican meetings, but no convictions resulted: the Dem ocrats regarded voting tissue ballots ss a huge loice on tne Kepuoiicans, saying mat tney nad earned tricks from tbe Republicans snd were no-V besting them st their own game ; not one colored man out of a thousand, if left to themselves, would vote the Democratic tick et, although a number of them voted for fear of losing or hope of obtaining employment. Witness, in reply to Senator McDonald, said he knew of half a dozen prominent negroes who sttended snd addressed public meetinrs in behalf of the Democrats. Instructions for Obtaining Arrears of Pensions. Psxsiobt Omcx, Wijiuwotow. D. C, I Jan. 27. 1879. f Sir: Persons who are entitled to ar rears of pensions under the act grant ing arrears, approved -January zo, 1879. and whose pensions were eranted previous to that date, will not require the assistance of a claim agent in ob taining the amount due them. All correspondence in relation to any claim for such arrears will be with the per son entitled, and no claim agent will be recognized in such claim. A letter addressed to the Commis sioner of Pensions, signed by the per son who was in .receipt of the pension at tne date aforesaid, and two witness es, in tbe presence of a magistrate, will be the only application required, and upon which the rights of all par ties concerned will be adjusted. The pension certificate should not be sent to this office, but it must be.exb.ib iled to the magistrate. The letter should be in the following or equivalent form: To the Commissioner of Pensions : I, , a pensioner under pension certifi cate No. , hereby apply for the arrears due me nnder the act granting arrears of pension, approved January 25th, 1879. My pos -office address Is I Here Insert the name of the postofflce, and II the claimant resides In a city the name and number of the street and residence must also be given. Two witnesses. Name of claimant. State of, county of, ss : - Signed In my presence by , who Is known to me to be the person be describes himself to be, snd st the same time be exhib ited to me bis pension certificate, which is numbered. Magistrate's signature. LEGISLATIVE. Senate, Ftb. 4. Bills were Introduced : To allow the incorporation of aid societies; to smeno tne oitcn laws. Houm. Bills introduced: Providing that a gift made to an heir five years previous to the prooating oi s win snail an considered an ad vancement and shall be deducted from his in heritance ; giving attorneys or agents an op portunity to verify plesdings demanded upon mortgages; allowing an appeal from the de cree oi tne uoore or uommon rieas ss regards tne cu.touy ox cniiaren in aivorce cases, nr. Nortan'a street bill wss read the third time and passed. Mr. Sextro offered a Joint resolution providing for an amendment of articles 2. 3. 10 and 15 of the Constitution. providing that all elections shall be held in November instead of April and October, and extending the time of township officers to tnree years. Senate, Feb. Bills were Introduced: To compel municipal corporations to assess inter est on unpaid assessments to pay special im provement bonds; amending the laws in re gard to procedure oeiore Justices oi me reace. a number oi Dins were resa me second time. Hot. Petitions were presented from Clin ton, BiarK, nuron, Atnena, unampaign, -joan-octon and Warren Counties, asking for tern peranee legislation. Mr. Bohl's bill, to allow Sheriffs to advertise lands to be sold in Ger man newspapers in certain counties, was read the third time and passed bv a vote of 56 to 83. Mr. Grove's Senate bill making the Engineer of the Board of Public Works vote in the actions of the board came up for its third reading and caused a great amount of discussion, it was smended so as to require a majority of tbe Board to remove or appoint employes, and It was then placed on its Dassaee and passed bv a vote oi oo to aa. Senate, Feb. A. The bin to allow Infirmary ui rectors to institute proceedings ior me construction of ditches wss passed. The bill to regulate the study of anatomy was amended in various ways, and then laid on the table to await a substitute. Ilmue, Mr. Wrirhfa bill to punish nndue familiarity with female pupils came up for its third reading, and after being amended so as to Include female teachers was passed. Bills passed: To compel townships and school board treasurers to make annual statements of nuances in their hands; making the time of killing deer one month later: to prevent tnesuungoi quail, Virginia pannage and prune cnicsens until isau. Bins introduced : Allowing city councils to collect tax on the aales of liquors ; repealing the law requiring cities to purcnasc turnpiKes lying witmu weir corporations. Senate, Feb. 7. Bills Introduced: To revise and consolidate tbe laws relating to county officers; to establish tbe State levy at the same rate as last year, and to consolidate tbe general revenue and asylum fund; to protect candidates, providing mat wnoever asics any reward for service to a candidate for nomi nation, or applies to such candidate to pur chase any ticket, or to give any money or otner tning oi value, snau ne nnea or im prisoned slxtv daTB or both. The bill tn pre vent the partners of Prosecuting Attorneys rrom aeienaing criminals was read me tnira time ana passed. -Boas. Twenty petitions prarlnr for the pssssge of a local option law, or for some legislation against the sale of Intoxicating liquors, were presented and appropriately re ferred. Bills introduced: Providing that if but attorney or counaeiior-at-iaw snail aaic demand or receive, directly or indirectly, anv lee or reward ior procunng, or attempting to procure, the pardon of anv person convicted oi crime, ne snau oe liable to suspension irom practice in anv county 'in this State: amend ing the laws relating to the redemption of de linquent lsnds sold for taxes; providing thst an employe having a claim against an assignor shall be entitled to pay for work performed within twelve months in place of six months provided the amount of the claim shall not exceed $300; providing that certificates of In terest in real estate snau pass aa personal property ana assets. Senate. Feb. 8. Bills introduced: Includinr the breaking Into a cellar with intent to steal among me otner onenses punisnanie as our glsry by mistake this was left out of the codifying work! ; allowing the sale of lands under foreclosure of mortgage in sections in stead oi as a wnoie, u me court snau so de sire; authorizing cities of tbe first-class to issue bonds to the amount of $250,000, and to purchase lands suitable for park purposes: allowing the redemption of lands sold at Ju dicial sales wttnin two years by me debtor on payment ot purchase money, taxes and inter est, me land in tne meantime to oe neid oy the purchaser; amending the act making pro visions for the incorporation of cemeVery as sociations. IIoum. A Joint resolution was introduced providing for s vote at the next October elec tion on sn amendment to tne uonsuiuuon which shall provide that tbe license to traffic In intoxicating liquors may hereafter be grant ed under sucn regulations and restrictions ss tbe General Assembly may prescribe, and that tbe money paid for such licenses shall be ap plied to me reuei oi me poor residing in me township, village or city in which such money may be collected. Bills Introduced: To com pel all assessments of life Insurance associa tions, except those of s purely benevolent character, to come under the laws relating to me Insurance ; to take away tne power irom the Trustees of the Southern Railroad of run ning that road and to compel them to lease it. Senate. Feb. 10. Mr. Steedman introduced a resolution asking Congress to pass House pill no. B,D3 providing ior tne increase oi pensions to $30 per month to soldiers who hsd oet a leg or an arm in tne late war. iteierred to the Committee on Federal Relations. After the Introduction of several bills of a local na ture the Senate adjourned. liouite. a number oi petitions were pre sented asking for legislation in the interest of temperance. Several special bills were passed snd the House adjourned. The Coming Millions. The Commissioners of Emigration expect a large increase in the immigra tion to America this year as compared with previous years." Secretary Jack son, in conversation with a reporter of the Evening Post, said: since 1872 the immigration has steadi ly decreased from year to year up to 1878. in 1878 the total number ot alien passengers arriving at the port of New York was 121,369, an increase of 20,811 upon the number of 1877. This is counted by the Commissioners as an im portant indication that the flow of im migration has begun to increase again, and they have many facts in their pos session which make them believe that it will continue to increase. They learn from correspondents and from steam ship agents that there nas oeen recently a great increase in the sale of prepaid steerage passages to persons living in America who wisn to onng over tneir relatives. Most of these prepaid pas sages are used by the Irish and Ger mans. A large Scandinavian immigration is expected. The American Emigrant So ciety and other organizations of a simi lar character, having branches in Nor way and Sweden, say that large prep arations are going on in those countries for emigration to America. The news has been gleaned by the societies and given to the Commissioners through let ters. Lately the Commissioners have re ceived a great many letters from En glish operatives mill hands and men wno nave Deen or are employed in iron manufactories asking for information with a view to emigrating. Their wages have been so reduced as to make it impossible for them to live and sup port their families, or they have been thrown out of employment by the gen eral depression in England. They ask where are the principal swollen centers in the country, where the iron manu facturing centers, eta, what are the names of some prominent manufactur ing firms. Almost all are men with fami lies, and want to know where is the best place to go to for employment after they arrive in America. The Commis sioners do not believe that mill opera tives and that class of laborers can find so ready employment as the good agri cultural laborers. Just now the Com missioners have more orders on the books of the Labor Bureau for first class farm hands than they can fill. Inquiries are pouring in from Ger many, particularly the Southern part. where most distress prevails, asking tne same questions mat tne laborers of England are putting to the Commission ers. In 1880 the law of Russia, passedjn 1871, will compel the Mennonites to do military service, from which up to the present tame tney nave been exempt. There are about 20,000 Mennonites in America now, principally settled in Nebraska and Minnesota. The law which will go into effect in. 1880 will in all probability drive many of them to this country. The general immigration from Russia last year was not so large as the Commissioners expected, on ac count of the depreciation of the paper ruble, and the necessity of paying for the passage in gold. Since peace was proclaimed tne ruble nas steadily ad vanced in value, and now the Russians can dispose of the effects they leave be hind them when they emigrate at better advantage than tney could during the war. Between 1872 and 1878 fSe'depreSsioB in American business retarded the flow of immigration to this country. - Now business here is reviving, the, immi grants have already begun to increase in numbers and a large increase in 1878 is expected. In round numbers 120,000 immigrants are expected to come to America through the port of New York tnis year. In view of this expected increase the Commissioners are preparing a circular to ne sent to the irovernors oi the dif ferent States, inquiring what places are tne nest lor immigrants to settle in, what are the opportunities of employ ment, what land can be obtained lor. what is the rate of wages, the market price ior produce, etc The information thus gained will be of great advantage to the immigrants, and it will be furnished to them before they leave their homes abroad or after they arrive in America. . Many of the western States have sent land agents abroad to scatter information among people contemplating emigration, but during the last two years Germany has Erohibited these agents from talking to er subjects, and the agents are not recognized by tne consular authorities. JN. X. Evening rost. The Pestilence In Russia. The Vienna Medieo-Chirurgieal Cen tral JSlaU of a recent date states tbe origin of the pestilence in Russia as fol lows: A Cossack returning from the war to Wetlianka brought his ladylove a shawl, which was probably a part of his spoil. The girl wore it two days and sickened witn all the symptoms of the plague and died. During the fol lowing four days the other members of her family sickened and died. The disease spread rapidly, but the local authorities did not pay any attention to it till half the inhabitants of the village had died, and those remaining alive were unable to bury the victims. The epidemic had assumed serious dimen sions by the 25th of November, but the Uoverninent was not informed of it offi cially until the 11th of December. Ten days' further time elapsed before any systematic or - energetic mesas -were taken for preventing its spreading fur ther. The authorities have since then. exerted themselves to the .utmost to make up for lost. time. As the only way ot arresting tne disease is to pre vent all communication between the districts where it reigns and others which are healthy, a double cordon is being formed, nrst in the towns and vil lages, shutting off the streets where the plague reigns Irom the rest of the place, and secondly by surrounding the places with troops so that no person can pass in or out. Quarantines are also being instituted on the borders of the infected Governments, and are strictly watched. The population is said to take an active . ... .i . . , part in preventing tne crossing oi tne sanitary line, which begins at Samvan- owska and runs upward on both bor ders of the Volga to isatagnaska. Four quarantines have been founded in Sa- repta, Iwanowka, Otrada and Zaritzin. A great drawback is the want of medi cal men. The panic in Russia is almost incredible. Hiverv class and station in life have petitioned for the entire cessa tion of all intercourse, even postal com munication, between tne rest of Kussia and the Volga. Letters sent from As trakhan and Zaritzin are not received by the persons to whom they are ad dressed. Some people even refuse to take paper money, fearing the germ of the infection might be communicated through it. It is almost impossible to describe the terror which has taken possession of the people. The limes' correspondent at Berlin says thai Russian railway cars are no longer admitted to German territory. The export of grain from Poland will suffer severely from this restriction. The Roumanian Government are dis cussing the expediency of prohibiting the transit of Russian provisions sent to victual the Balkan army. The Rus sian Sanitary Commission has proposed to shut off the Volga line from all inter course with Western Russia, and per mit communication only under quaran tine. Baptized in Ice Water. There was an extraordinary baptism at Palmyra, Pa., last Sunday. Mrs. Martha Bowman, an invalid, aged fifty five, was taken to Spring Creek and baptized according to the rites of the German Baptist Church. Being unable to walk, she was placed in a chair and carried into the stream by a minister and an attendant. She was then im mersed three times, the water being cold as ice. When she was brought out of the water the third time, the Eallor of death was in her face. Her uaband and children supposed that she was dead, and being overcome with emotion they gave vent to their anguish in tears. The woman was wrapped in blankets and taken to a neighbor's house, where hot bricks and irons were applied to her feet and stimulants ad ministered, and after much exertion she was brought to consciousness. Her nrst worus on recovering to consc-iou-- nesB were: " uod, am 1 with your 1 am so cold, so cold." It was some time before the ice in her hair was thawed out. Just before she revived, she could hear her friends around her, but was unable to speak or move. N. T. Tri bune. The different dispositions of the sexes is observable at the stamp coun ter at the post-office. When there is a line of people waiting their turn to be served, the last man who enters falls in at the tail end of the line and accepts the logic of circumstances. The wom an who enters last, however, walks im mediately to the head of the line, and nobody, of course, utters a protest when she is served first. Newark Call. Sitting Bull, our American Minis ter to Canada, is about to return to his native land. New Orleans Picayune, MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. The gambler's I-deal four aces. . Of what trade is a minister at a wed ding? Ajoin-Aer. Three card monte has invaded En glish railroad trains. ' Always hanging around the fellow who puts up wall-paper. The first hospitals for the insane were in the sacred temples-of Egypt. David Davis pronounces the new hug waltz a failure. Boston Post. Sheep-shearing by horse-power is the latest labor-saving invention out. The pancake is like the orb of day, rises in the yeast and sets in the vest. The Indians are fast retiring to their reservations, which are six feet under ground. A Central Park, New York, official fets tl,650 a year, and has a man to o his work for 91 a day. Cak any undertaker, when disposing oi. his business, 'reckon- on the -good will of his patrons? Andrews' Bazar. , ' Books are . a man's best friends. Thev never go back on him when he lends them to a neighbor. Syracuse Standard. j.:. ... ;i -.: . .- Walter Richardson, of Carpenteria, Cal., states that he raised this year 2.000 pumpkins, by actual count, on an acre of land. - Paul and Silas prayed themselves out of jail; but it is by preying nowa days that most people get in. Still water Lumberman. . . A MAN in London, England, has gone crazy because he could not ascertain why the tide ebbs and flows. This is a case of .water on the brain. Free Press. A Nevada - woman scolded . her Chinese servant for not properly clean ing a fish, and going into the kitchen soon after found him energetically washing it with brown soap. " Somebody's Coming . When the Dewdrops Fall,'? is said to be a very beautiful song.. "oomeDoays tjoming When the Note Falls Due," is not so enchanting. Norristown Herald. A lazy fellow once declared in pub lic company that he could not find bread for his family. " Nor L replied an industrious mechanic; " I am obliged to work for it." Tonkers Statesman. Great joy sometimes proves fatal. Therefore it is with some misgivings that we announce to the world that a Massachusetts base-ball player hanged himself a few days ago. Philadelphia Chronicle-Herald. During the past two years stock raisers of Illinois have lost $3,334,920 by hog disease! . It seems as if it would pay Illinois farmers to study the dis ease and pay good sums for "sure cures." The Queen of Greece washes her own dishes. We have often suspected that the lady in question washes the dishes in our restaurant, and leaves a goodly portion of herself on them also. Jersey (My Journal. Letters intended for this point should be in future addressed: ''Steam boat Landing at the mouth of Wolf Rivsr, Taxing Diatrict,Shelby County, Tenn., . opposite Hopefield, Ark." Memphis Avalanche. Notwithstanding the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the Reynolds case, business is as active as ever at the Mormon Endowment Home, at Salt Lake, thirty marriages having been solemnized there on Jan. 9. ram sb of porgettulnkss. From rolling wave to wave we press Adown Time's flowing tide, To that great sea Forgetf ulncss. And in its bosom hide. . . From the German of Serder. Mt"s says it is not polite to ask for cake," said a little boy. "No," was the reply, " it does not look well in little boys to do so." " But said the urchin, " she didn't say I must not eat a piece if you gave it to me." Boston aiobe. Some scientific men claim that the earth is drawing nearer the sun every year. We don't know about mat, duc we do Know tnattnrougnout me season the bottom of the strawberry and black berry boxes comes closer and closer to the top every daj.--Hawk Eye. , Let us all go to France to be sick. The village doctor in that blessed land never asks for more than five francs for a visit, and if you give him two he will take it and be satisnea. indeed, wnen he makes out a bill for services during year, two francs per visit is tne in variable fee. . . : They had a Christmas tree at Dead- wood and as each man's name was called he went forward and got his gift. One, was considered a " little off." received a hangman's noose," . with a card attached saying: " twenty four hours to git outen the town." He took the hint. It is a noticeable fact that the people in the prairie country of Iowa do more work than any other people in the West. This is because there is nothing about the top rail of a barbed wire fence that invites men to sit on it and talk politics while the grasshoppers get in the crop. Haw&-ye. The pumpkin crop in Missouri was large this year, and the St Louis girls find the fruit just the thing to darn their stockings over. A St. Lous poet might truthfully write of the pumpkin: It is good to darn stockings, And darned good for plea. . Chicago Inter-Ocean. In the near future the customer will say unto tbe barkeeper: Uimme a cock-tail with- plenty of glucose and citric acid, and not too much methyl lated spirits;" and having tasted, will say: " Not quite so sweet as I usually take it a little more muriate of tin, please." They were out riding. Said Theo dore: " What tree, Angelina, bears the most precious fruit?" Angelina " O,. Dory! I can't tell, unless it is the cherry ' tree." Theodore looks unutterable sweetness as he gazes into Angelina's eyes and says: " ine axie-tree, dar ling." uoston iranscnju. It is cited as a carious fact that the public affairs of England, a Protestant country, are directed by a Jew; that in Catholic France the most "-important departments of the Government are di rected by Protestants, and that the -Minister of Foreign Affairs in Turkey is a unnsuan. .- "Why are you looking at me so in tently, Alice?" said Theodore. "I was gazing at vacancy," replied Alice, dreamily, and yet -there is a twinkle . about her mouth that shows her ap praisement of the young man. Boston Transcript. The ordinary life of a locomotive engine is stated at thirty years. Some of the small parts require renewal every six months. The boiler tubes last five years, and the crank-axles six years; tires, boilers and fire-boxes six to seven years. The side-frames, axles, and other parts thii iy years.