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Office, at residence, west side Kelly Street, Wellington, Ohio. FLOUR, EEED. ETC. ... v - .-. vr'H. B. HAMLIN, . i Taeler in Flor, Teed, Grain, Seeds, Salt, J Ete., Etc Warehouse, West Side Bailro.il Street. Wellington, Ohio. BARBER SHOP. IF YOU WANT a first-das Share. Hair Cot, or 8hampoo, call at Robinson's O. K. Shaving Saloon. Liberty Str et. A hill assortment of Hair Oils, Pomades and Hair Bestorauves. We also keep the best brand of Rasora, and warrant them. Ruisrs houed or ground to order. E. T. ROBINSON. PLANING MILL. ELLINGTON PLANING ".KILL. ' TV Manufacturers and dealer in Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Battings, Lumber. Shingles, Lath, Cheese and Batter Boxes. Scroll Sawing, Hatching and Planing done to a der. D. L. Wadsworth. Prop. Office, -ear railroad depot. LUMBER YARD. TT WADSWORTH SOX, Dausr la Unbtr. ltt, ial. Doors, gut, Bliada. Moul iti,MDiinitUiibfot all aorta. Tartan HaMa' fsad store. azOl JEWELER. J. H. WIGHT, DEALER IN Clock. Watches, Jewelry, Silverware, Gold Pens, etc. J0"8hop in Houghton's Drag Stole. , TAILORS. ... B. S. HOLLENBACH, MERCHANT TAILOR, in Union Block, Boom C 28-tf . BANK. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, WeUiugton Ohio. Does a general banking busi Bess. . Bars and. sells X.Y .Exchange, Gov. ernment ends, etc 8. 8. Warner, Presi dent, R. A. Horr, Caakier. PHOTOGRAPHER. W.F. SAWTET-L, " IHOTOGRAPHER, "Ganerj in Arnold's .Block, Wellington, Ohio. . :, NOTARY PUBLIC. ' ' J. W. HOUGHTON, K'OTARY PUBLIC. Office in Hough - ton's ''Dug Stars, East Side Public PRINTING. BRING YOUR PRINTING to the En terprise Office. All kinds of printing daa neatly and promtly. Office West Side Public 8aaare, over Hongbton's Drag Store. i HARNESS, SADDLES, AC. J. M OTTERBACKER, Manufacturer of . Harness, Baddies and Collars, employes none bat the best of workssen, ana uses none bat the best Oak -Tanned Leather. A ' large stock of harness constantly on hand. All work warranted. Shop south aide Liberty street. '. ;: :J. WELLS ' - : v SADDLER AND HARNRESd MAKER. The be workmen employed, and cnly the best atock naed. Alt work done under wy ira mediate uperyision. - North side Me chanic street. ... 1 1-15-1 y BUILDER. BO. nilW. . AJXTV. FISHES A ALLYN, Batldera, 8aop ia Wad worth's Planing Mill. Many years ex perience enables them to compete for first class work. Their motto is "Honest work, good materials and fair price. Plans spec ification and details specialty. . BOOTS AND SHOES. . W. H. ASHFORD, MANUFACTURER and Dealer in BooU , and Shoes and all kinds of first class custom work. All work and material folly warraaUd. Shots sooth ride Liberty Street, one door east of Otter backer 'a Harness Shop, Wellington, Ohio. . 11-9 It JUSTICE OP THE PEACE. . - K. N. GOODWIN, JUSTICE OP THE PEACE AND GEN ERAL INSURANCE AGENT. Col Jeatioaa, Conveyancing, Fir and Lift Insnr anon .will be done -promptly- at reasonable rates. Office, in T. Kirk's Boot and 8hce 8tnre, north aide Liberty Btreet. 1 1-9-1 y MEAT MARKET. . . " E. G- FTTI.T.KT? DEALER IN Preah and Salt Msab, Bo logna and Pork Sausage. Highest market prfce in eah paid br Beeres, 8been, Hogs, Hides, kc Market, sonth side Lib. erty Street, one door west of Otterbacker's Harness Shop. . . 11-t-ly LIVERY 8TABLE. wm cushion; a son, LIYERY AND SALE STABLE. Choice turnout Tnrnished, and charges rea sonable.' Sooth aide Mechanic street, one oor east of AaMrieaa Hotue. 11-15-ly COAL YARD. - . - M. McKINNEY, - DEALER IN BLOSSBURO COAL, the finest article known for Blacksmith ing. Horse shoeiDg, repairing, Ac, prompt ty done, and satisfaction guaranteed. South aide Mechanic street. 11-15-ly " READ THIS! ' i I' , . - , w MvlaClothlafr.Bsts. Pur orOeatleBMaa ramiaMag auodseaa afford to da withoat TDExiOTnun & iiimn ' " A Largt lUustrated 30-pag Piper, " ' otilesi faralaaa. vrtrr nieatsi all tk. am aa4 so par ta. tease ladleatsd. -- Sand mr saatal espy to. - - 1 " BOOT & TINKER, ' PCA2T1 ST. B. x. General News Summary. Comm aaletninl. Senate, March 4. Mr. Windom re ported that the committee of conference on. the LeglalatiTe, Ezecntlre and Judicial Ap- Dronrtatlon hill had been unable to aareA. The point on which the conference was un able to agree was the prortso of the House nung ine pay oi jurors in ine united ctate Court, regarding the test oath and also no much of the rerued statutes as provides for ue appointment oi Duperruors oi .Ejection. A long discussion followed this report and the bill finally went oyer. House bill to prevent the introduction of infectious or contagious diseases and to establish a National Board or Health waa passed. A recesa followed and upon reassembling a note waa received from the Vice-President saying he would not pre side again during the present session and that a President ore fampor intent be elected. Mr. Anthony submitted a resolution declaring Thomas W. Ferry elected President pre teaa porw. Mr. Bayard moved to substitute the name oi Allan U. a nurman. .Rejected yeas. OA. OU , L" l5 1 u j f a. wwb, ii.kii ci j i i cm dent pro toapora, said the time fixed for the final adjournment of Congress haying arrived the Chair declared the Forty-fifth Congress adjourned - without day. The closing boars of the session were cbsracterlxed with more than usual confusion and dis order. The Senate chamber was densely crowded, both on the floor and In the Silleriea, and some times eight or n Senators addressing the chair at the same time it waa with 'difficulty anything could be understood. - House. The Seward Impeachment resolutions were again brought before the House and the question being taken on the resolutions there were yeas, 109; nays, 17; no quorum, the Republicans generally having de clined to vote. Mr. Hewitt (N. Y.) reported that the conference committee on the Army Appropriation bill bsd not been able to agree The Senate bill for the appointment of James Shields ss a Brigadier-General on the retired list waa taken from the Breaker's table and passed, yeas, 113; nays, 66. the 8peaker voting in the affirmative to make the neces sary two-thirds matotity. Mr. Spark moved to suspend the rule, and concur ia the Senate amendment to the Arrears of t!e Pension blU. The motion, which was sustained by an overwhelming rirm voct vote, brought to their feet, Mills, McKenxie, and a few other mem bers of the Democratic aide, who loudly pro tested against the measure ss one that would rob the people For a few minutes there was s horrible uproar. The yeaa and nays were ordered, and a motion to suspend the rule and pais the bill waa agreed to yeas, 253; nays, L The Speaker then delivered his farewell address and the House was adjourned without date. Wsvalilaiartaau All. the annual appropriation bills, except the Legislative, Executive and Judicial bill and the Army bill, were signed by the President and have become laws, together with the bill making the requisite appropria tion to pay increase of pensions. . F. P. Dkwxks, Chairman of the Na tional Committee of the National party, has Issued an address to the people of the United States. He says separation from the old par ties ia necessary, and asserts that this action -on the part of tn Congressmen-elect has in- sptrea ue country witn renewed courage ana : Sxcbbtabt Shxbxax, on the 4th, is sued the following circular concerning the is sue of four per cent, bonds: "Notice is given that when outstanding live-twenty six per cent, bonds of the United States are covered by aubecriptions to four per rent, consols the latter will be withdrawn from sale upon the terms proposed by the Department circular of Jan. 1, 1879, and upon the term stated iu the contract with Rothschild and others of the date of Jan. 8L 1879. The amount of five-twenty six per cent, bonds outstanding and embraced in the call to this date U 8g,07V,S0O. When this snm is covered by subscriptions under the ex isting circular and contracts all farther sales of four per cent, consols to provide for re funding 10-40 five percent, bonds will be made upon terms which will probably be less favor able to purchasers, and la accordance with the new proposal and contracts. This notice is given so that all parties wishing to subscribe lor consols upon the terms stated in the circu lar and contract may have an opportunity to do so until the 6-80 bonds sre called.'' Thx Teller Sab-Committee will be in session on the 19th, when matters presented by Senator Thurman will be Investigated. Thx report of the Reno Court of In quiry after giving a history of the events im mediately preceding the battle of Little Big Horn and the part taken by Major Reno's command In the fight, savs the conduct of the officers throughout waa 'excellent, and while the subordinates in some Instance did more tor the safety of the command by brilliant display of courage than did Major Reno, there waa nothing in his conduct which re quires animadversion from this court. The proceeding and findings have been approved by the President. Thx principal measures which be came laws during the last session of Congress In addition to ten regular annual appropriation bill, are: Reducing the tax on tobacco and otherwise amending the Internal Revenue laws; the Census ml; to aid the refunding of the National debt by authorising the issue of small treasury certificates; to prevent the in troduction of infectious or contagious dis eases; providing for the payment of arrears of pensions for service daring the war of the Rebellion. Thx Cabinet, on the 7th, decided to sppoint the following members of the Na tional Board of Health: Burgeon-General Woodworth, Marine Hospital Service, to rep resent the Treasury Department; National Director Francis M. Gunwell, Navy ; Solicitor General Phillips, Department of Justice, and Assistant-Surgeon John 8. Billings, War De partment. A circular has been is tied by the Surgeon-General of the United States Marine Hospital Service, addressed to the officers of the Customs Revenue, medical officers of the Ma rine Hospital Service, and others whom it might concern, in regard to the Importation of arti cles likely to bring the plague. The circular states that " until further orders no vessel from say port of the black Sea or the Sea of Asof. conveying any rags, furs, skins, hair, feathers, boxed or baled clothing or bedding, or any similar article, liable to convey in fection; nor any vessel from any port of the Mediterranean or Red Seas, hay ing on board such articles coming from Southern Russia, shall enter any port of the United States until such articles ahad have been removed from the vessel to open light ers or to some isolated locality, and the ves sel disinfected and thoroughly ventilated; and the suspected article, shall be disinfected, either by chemical agents and exposure to free circulation of air, or by burning, as shall be determined in each case by the Surgeon General of tbe Marine Hospital Service. The certificate of the State or municipal quaran tine officer of health may be accepted as satis factory evidence of compliance with these regulations on the part of the veaseL" . Th certificates of deposit, author ised by an act of the last Congress, of the denomination of ten dollars, bearing Interest at the rate of four per cent, per annum, and convertible at any time, with accrued inter est. Into four per cent, bonds, will be ready for delivery April 1st. . Ex-Sxxatob Pattxksob, of South Carolina, has received a letter from the Attorney-General of hi Btate, announcing the canceling of the tndietmenta against him In that State. It Is understood that Patterson will go to Arizona to take an Important trust under the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The Ems. Key. Sidkxt M. Stkat, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at East Lake George, N. Yn while exhibiting a revolver to his wife on the night of the fid. dischsrged the weapon wounding her." Thinking he bad thus acci dentally killed his wife, he placed the revol ver to his own head and fired. The wounds sre not thought fatal. At the polls at Kingston, N. Y., on the" 4th, ring men assaulted several ax-pay ers, and strong efforts were made to keep all who wished to vote that ticket from the Dolls. The Sheriff, finding that the deputies could not keep order, called on the military and a company was ordered under arm. The poll was broken np and the Board gave way. DtjBnra the adjournment of court at MansonyfUe, Yt., on the 4th, a crowd col lected on the Post-office verandah, when the roof rave way under the weisrht of snow, burying several persona. Leonard Walker waa killed, customs officer Green fatally in jured, and a number of persons seriously ln- jurea. Horatio Bcrchard, of Illinois, Di rector of the Mint, took the oath of office on the 5th and entered noon his duties. At Fall River, Mass., on the 5th, Charles P. SUckney, the defaulting treasurer of the Manufacturers' Gas Company, was sentenced to five years imprisonment In the penitentiary. At the annual meeting; of the stock holders of the Union Pacific Railroad, held at Boston on the 5th, the following directors were elected for the ensuing; year: Sidney uuion, new iotk; r . uoraon vexter. Boston: Elisha Atkins. Boston: Russell Sage, New York; Solon Humphreys, New lor; Jay Mould, Mew Kork: John Sharp. Salt Lake City; 8. H. H. Clark, Oma ha; David Downs, New York; James R. Keene, New York; William L. Scott, Erie, Pa.; E. H. Baker, Boston; Fred. L. Ames, Boston; Addison Com mack. New York; W. A. H. Loveland, Golden, Col. The largest stockholder is Jay Gould, who voted In bis own right upon 123,700 shsres, and on 30,000 shares by proxy. Sidney Dillon holds 87,700 shares. Russell Saee. 21.65U. Oliver Amu. 87.- 000. The Board of Director later elected Sidney Dillon, President: Elisha Atkins, Vice-President; Henry McFarland. Secre tary and Treasurer; O. W. Mink, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. The eross earnings for the year endlna- Dec 1. lSTHTwere S13.12L- 273: operating expenses. Including taxes, S5,37,556, leaving a balance of $7,744,666. There was a decrease in passenger earnings of 481,803 in through business, but ia local travel there was an encounurln? increase. The freight earnings increased $505,141, largely derived from local business. The company sold 318,903 acres of land, an in crease of 139,887 seres over 1877, at an aver age price of S4.88W per acre. Steel rails are to be substituted for iron as fast aa tracks need renewal. Thx reported compromise of the Van- derbllt will suits, telegraphed from New York on the 4th, ia contradicted by the contestant's counsel, Scott Lord, who says his action in terminating the ease without argumMit was dictated by reason which had nothing to do with the ease The Surrogate stated that the esse bad been closed and he would give his ucciaion in uue tunc Formal charges have been presented to the Senate by Governor Robinson, of New York, against Smyth, the Bute Superintend ent of Insurance, and his removal is recom mended. Thbxx men were killed and several severely burned by the explosion of sulphuric acid In the Lower Rush Creek Colliery, near Pottsville, P on the 5th. Thx Central Iron Works of Brook lyn, N. Y., were burned on the 5th. A gigantic fraud has been exposed in Boston. The Mystic Valley Railroad Company, organUed some time since to build a narrow gauare road from Boston to connect the town lying along Mystic Valley to the north of the city, have completed but eleven mllea of the road, and this ha been charged at $28,000 per mile on the books of the corpo ration, though it was known that the expendi tures for every purpose had not exceeded foO.- 000. Thx widow and daughter of Bayard Taylor arrived at New York on the 6th. Thx Dime Savings Bank of York, Pa., has suspended, it is supposed that it will pay seventy-five or eighty cents on the dollar. Thx Catholio clergy of Newport, R. L, are In favor of taking up a collection to help Archbishop Parcel, of Cincinnati, out of his financial troubles. Eliho Burbitt died at his residence. New Britain, Conn., ou the night of the 7th. A Gloccxstzb. Mass., dispatch of the 9th, states that no tidings have been re ceived of fourteen fishing vessels which left that place some time ago for George's banks, and a feeling is generally prevalent that the entire number went down with all the crews in the severe gale last month. Thx ship Turkish Empire went ashore at BlaT Duck Island, Grand Manau, off the coast of Maine, on the night of the 7th. She is a total loss. The Captain and six men were drowned. In a fire at Georgetown, D. C, on the night of the 8th, three children of David Martin (colored) were burned to death. At New Tork City, on the night of the 9th, John P. Richard discovered two burglars In his house Arming himself with a revolver he attacked them, killing one and capturing the other. The dead burglar was recognized as Timothy Casey, a hardened oung criminal, ihe captured burglar is Lnown to the police as an old offender. O'Leart, present champion, RowelL English representative, Hani man, of Boston, and Ennls, of Chicago, began a six days' walking contest in Gillmore's Garden at New York on the Sth. General Sherman and wife were in Newport, R. t, on the 9th, seriously ill, the former with pneumonia and the latter with consumption. Over 1,000 guests responded to invi tations issued by Cyrus W. Field, to meet at hlsbouse In New York on the evening of the 10th, to celebrate the silver wedding of the inception of the enterprise by which Eurone and America were linked by the Atlantic cable Mr. Field during the course of his re marks said : ' To-dsv there are over seventy thousand miles of cable crosaipg seas and oceans, and, as if It were not enough to have meassgea sent with the speed of lia-htnlnsr. they must be sent in opposite directions at the same moment. I have just received a tele gram from Valentia, Ireland, which reads: 'This anniversary witnesses duplex working across the Atlantic as an accomplished fact by which the capacity of all our ocean cables are doubled. One thing only remains which I still hope to be spared to sec and in which to take a part, the laying of a cable from San Francisco to the Sandwich Islands, for which I have received this very day concessions from King Kalakaua by his minister, who is here to-nlgbt, snd from thence to Japan, by which the island groups of the Pacific may be brought into communication with the conti nents on either side of Asls and America, thus completing the circuit of the globe" Thx Brooklyn Presbytery on the 10th decided to try Dr. Talmage on the following charges presented by the committee at the previous session: Deceit and falsehood in the statements regarding bis withdraws from the editorship of the Ckrittim mt Work; in stat ing that sittings in the Tabernacle were free; In accusing J. w. Hathaway of dishonest prac tices snd then denying it; of falsehood In col lecting subscriptions for the payment of the church debt; of deceit in the difficulty con cerning the organist of the Tabernacle, and of atating that he waa to be arraigned for het erodoxy when he knew that such waa not the Thx floor in Mechanics' Hall, at North Brunswick, Me, gave way on the 10th, during a town meeting, precipitating nearly fifty persons to the floor below. No one was killed, but many seriously and probably fatal ly Injured. Ik the city elections at Biddeford and Bangor, Me, on the 10th, the former waa car ried by the Qreenbackers and the latter by the Republicans. Went sue Swsttl. The Lafayette Bank and the Na tional Bank of Commerce of Cincinnati have been consolidated. Two steamers belonging to the Keokuk Northern Line, lying in winter quar ters at Alton Slough, just above the mouth of the Missouri River, were totally destroyed by fire on the 4th. A number of delegates from Green back clubs In various parts of the country, called together by "Brick" Pomeroy to per fect discipline elect campaign committees and decide on questions of nolle v. met at Chi cago on the 4th. A itrx at Silver City, Nov., on the 4th destroyed eighteen building. David O. Gibson and William P. Glbsolf pleaded guilty in the United States Court at Louisville, Ky., on the 4th, on sev eral indictments for violating pension laws and defrauding; the Government. The first named was sentenced to five years In Jollet penitentiary; the last $1,000 fine and impris onment until paid. Thx National Butter, Cheese and Egg Association held its sixth annual meet ing at Chicago on the 5th. Two hundred dele gates were present, representing thirteen States and one Territory. Hon. H. D. Shu- man, of Iowa, was made Chairman. Thx Nashville (Tenn.) American had a special from Coffee County, that State, on the 6th, giving the particulars of the murder of an old colored man named Woo ten. by a party of masked men on the night of the 1st. The party rode up to Woo ten's cabin aooui ten O'cioca ana aemanaea admittance, which belna refused they set fire to the cabin in two or three place. Finding that he and his family, wife and four children, would be burned 4f they remained, the old man rushed out and was seized by the maskers, carried a hundred yards or so, and then shot to death. Archbishop Purceix, of Cincinnati, on the 5th, caused to be placed oc record a deed conveying to his brother, Father Edward Puree!, the Archbishop's residence, the old St. John's Hospital property. Mount St. Mary Seminary, the Cathedral School, to gether with some other property. Father Purcell followed this action by formally as signing all for the benefit of his creditors. At Dutch Gap, James River, Va., on the 5th, M. C Hsggerty, Government con tractor for widening and otherwise Improving Dutch Gap, a man named Hull, and a negro were killed by the premature explosion of ni-tro-glyceiinc Thx total number of hogs packed at Cincinnati for the season just closed waa 633, 584. 8.718 less than during the season of 1877-8. Average cost per one hundred pounds gross, $3.83 89 100; last season, $4.19 83100. John H. Penderqrass has been con victed of Ubel before Judge Mackey, at Kings Tree, 8. C, and sentenced to two year' bard labor in the penitentiary or pay $500 fine and costs of suit. The libel consisted in the pub lication in a Washington paper, of a letter charging the manarera of election at Kings Tree with stuffing the ballot box, sndchsrgine certain citlsens with voting mora than once Pendergrass was one of the principal wit nesses oefore the Teller Committee- at its recent session at Charleston. Thx boiler of George Kepler's saw mill, near Sullivan, TJL, exploded on the 5th, demolishing the mill and machinery. Jonah bausher, the head sawyer, waa blown to atoms and fragments of bis body scattered in all directions. Abram Reedy and Albert White were severely, perhaps fatally, injured. The cause of the explosion is unknown. Thx reservoir at Los Angeles, Cal., with 100,000,000 gallons of water, broke on the 6th. It ia so far from the city, however, that the damage was confined to flooding streets and cellars. Ret. Martin Kindiq, Vicar-General of Milwaukee, died on the 6th. Thx Republican State Convention of Michigan called to nominate a candidate for Associate Judge of the Supreme Court and two candidates for Regents of the 8tate Uni versity assembled at Lansina on the 6th. Judge Jamea V. Campbell was renominated for Associate Judge and E. O. Grosvenor and James Shearer were nominated for Kegenta of the State University. A resolution was adopt ed opposing any radical change in our present nnanciai system ana congratulating uie coun try on the successful resumption of specie payment and on the signs of returning pros perity. Thx boiler and engine rooms, slaugh tering house, fertilizer, sac king-room and smoke-house of the uork-packing establish ment or T. M. Sinclair A Co., Cedar Rapids, Ia., were destroyed by fire on the 7th. Loss, $75,000; insurance light. A flurry in the Chicago wheat mar ket, on the 7th, was occasioned by the sudden appearance of Archie Fisher, as a seller of wheat, presumably on account of James Keene, who recently bought a larre quantity of wheat in that market. Fisher sold 3,000,000 bushels. The total ssles were nearly 4,000,000 bushels. It transpired later that the telegram ordering Fisher to sell was a forgery. Keene knew nothing of it and repudiates the whole transaction. Keene says suspicions are strong agstnst persons short of provisions, who hoped by this means to depress the mar ket and cover shorts. He will offer a large reward for the discovery of the forger and bis associates. Thx jury in the Natchitoches (La.) election case rendered a verdict of acquittal on the 7th Inst. Thx Republicans of the Senatorial district composed of the parishes of St. James and Ascension, La., overwhelmingly Repub lican, have nominated Felix P. Poche, Con servative, to the convention, over Morris Marks, Custom House candidate. A fir broke out in the wagon shop of Mr. Henrietta Bausch, East St. Louis, be tween one and two o'clock on the morning of the 9th. In the second story of the shop, where the fire started, and which was occu pied as a residence by Mrs. Bausch, there were sleeping her three children by a former marriage Henry Scboepperkoetter, a blacksmith, and Mrs. Catharine Borst, who was spending the night with Mrs. Bausch, all of whom, except Mrs. Bausch, were burned to death, they being unable to escape by reason of a door leading to their departments being fastened on the outside Mrs. Bausch jumped from a window, and was so severely injured thst she will probably die At the inquest the testi mony elicited pointed so strongly to incen diarism that John Borst, husband of Cathar ina Borst, Andrew Marshall and Thomas Ham mond were arrested and locked up. Thx Prohibitionists ot Indiana will nominate a fall State ticket May 21st. Rxt. H. W. Reed, a Baptist minister ot San Franclico, Cal., ha been stricken from the roll of ministers for misrepresentation of facta before the Baptist Ministers' Conference In New York respecting the sentiments of the Baptist Christian people generally on the Pacific coast touching the Chinese question. Thx President of the Memphis Board of Health emphatically denlea the report be ing published by some Northern paper to the effect that yellow fever ia still in Memphis and ha been during the past winter. He states that the last case of yellow fever there occured Dee. 10, and no ease of any disease uae it nas occurred since B?reasrsi latelalsjeaiee. A St. Petersburg dispatch states that it Is certain there la unusual activity among the revolutionary classes in Rossis. They display almost incredible boldness. A Pxsth dispatch, on the 4th, says the River Thelss had overflowed Its banks and Inundated Immense tracts of land. Many towns were greatly endangered. Troops with pontoons had been sent to save life Nineteen persons were killed by an explosion in the Deep Drop pit in England, on the 5th. Thx Amnesty bill has been promul gated by the French Government. Thx eminent Italian lexicographer, Slgnor Fanfanl, Is dead. Dr. Newman will be created a Car dinal at the next consistory. A Vienna dispatch says the Russian Government has discovered a plot for forcibly liberating the Imprisoned Nihilists, and that It has prcofs of the revolutionary designs of the prisoners. A telegram from Tashkend states thst after the death of Shore All a bloody con flict broke out among the followers of the various pretenders to the Afghan throne and the partisans of Takoob Khan were victorloua. Thx Germania announces ' that Bis marck recently sent a reply to the representa tions of the Vatican. Its tone is conciliatory. although it by no means justified the expecta tions oi a speeoy or isvoraoie issue : A special train of English goods fmm Halifax collided with the Quebec ex pa st AtboL Nova Scotia, on the 6th. . An engineer was killed, a eoudSMui fatally in jured, ana several otners naaiy nan. Passanante, the would-be assassin of the King of Italy, has been found guilty and condemned to death. In the English House of Commons on the 7th, a motion in favor of female suf frage wss rejected by a vote of 217 to 103. Bismarck's Parliamentary discipline bill has been rejected In the Reichstag. A Berlin dispatch says the rejection of the bill was an ignominious defeat for the Govern ment, inuy ine extreme ana some moderate conservatives voted lor it. A famine is raging in the most fertile portion of Bolivia, the district of Cochalamba. In different localities of the de partment from eight to ten persons die daily oi starvation. A Madrid dispatch, on the 7th, stated that Gen. Martines Campos had sub mitted the following names for a new Cabinet to the King for approval: Gen. .Martines Campos, Ministers of War and President of the Council; Molans, Foreign Affairs; 811 vela. Interior; Ayala, Colonies; Admiral Pavia, Marine; De Soreno, Minister fo Works; Marquis de Orovlo, Finance; Auro lies, Justice The Cabinet received the ap proval ot ue lung. A Tirnova dispatch states that the population of Djuma and Macedonia ia emi grating sat before the advance of Turk ish troops. Telegrams from the vicinity of Adrianoole, give the names of people cut in pieces by Turks in districts evacuated by Rus sians. . . A dispatch from Berlin states that the powers have notified the Bulgarian Depu ties that their dllatoiiness has provoked seri ous displeasure. The powers refuse to con sent to a provisional regency and desire thst a Prince be elected. A Cape Town, South Africa, dis patch, of Feb. 18, states that CoL Pearson was attacked at Ekowe by a large force of Zulus. The latter were defeated with enormous loss, and pursued to Entamedl, one of the Zulu military kraals. The attitude of the native tribes In Transvaal is disquieting, and it is feared the chief a have formed a league against the British. General Malikoff reports that the plague is now mastered. Of a population of 118,000 In the affected district ot Aatrachan, 500 died between October and February. Thx Russian Field Marshal, Prince Bariatlnskv, is dead. Thx British fleet will leave the Sea of Marmora and the Dardanelles immedistely but will anchor in Beslks Bay, until farther orders. Major Cavagnari has sent a mes senger to Cabul with proposals to treat with YakoobKhan. - General Grant and party arrived at Calcutta on the 10th. Thx village of Dorozema, Hungary, containing 400 houses, hss been totally de stroyed by the overflow ot the Theisz River. The Inhabitants took refuge on a hiu. At a Parliamentary soiree on the 8th, Bismarck said that partial disarmament was impossible Germany, at least, could not begin. Unfortunately she had to show s front In four different directions, and could trust none oi her neighbors. Butler's Report Upon the Potter In vestigation. . WASHnraroir. March 4. General Butler says in hia report upon tba Pot ter in veatimtion: I have choaen to examine only the political and party action of both par tie, their leaden, and their manipulators of the election in the State of Louisiana, where it would seem every form of wrong, misconduct and outrage possible to be done in an election i alleged to have been committed on one aide or the other." The General conclude, "that in 1876 there was no full and free eleo tion by the whole body of Elector of the State of Louisiana, and that tbe Electoral vote of that Stale ought not, therefore, to have been counted in favor of either candidate for the Presidency; that if any legal election waa held in Louisiana then the majority of the vote ac tually cast in the State were for theTilden Elect or and for Governor Nicbolla; that in ease the vote of the State is counted at all, the vote of the " bull-doacd pariahea," aa they were called, were within the fair and just exercise of the Juriadiction of the Returning Board to be re eded in the proper exereiae of their judg ment, with the exception of some few polling precinct not material to the result: that in the part, of the State other than said " bull dosed pariahea," where a toll campaign waa made by both political parties the majority of the vote were eat for Packard for Governor, and a por tion of the Tilden Elector, leaving two or more Have Electors elected; that such a count and return would have given full ex pression to the will of the people in uch part, of the State aa were not affected by the coercion and violenea in favor of Packard, and againat two or more of the Hayea Electors, which woo Id have given the Presidency to Tilden, aa would have been the caw if the whole vote of the State bad been re jected by both House. The declaration by both Hooaea of Congress that under the circum stances the Btate of Louisiana should not be counted for either candidate would have been the best possible result to the oountry, because it would have taught a lesson to oyer-sealous ti.rti.an. that election, eannot be carried either by force and intimidation at the polls, or by fraud in returna, so a to avail the snoops, ful candidate and if so carried by- either, tba Votes would be teisoted by tb. final eonntin tribunal. On the contrary, under the rutins of the Electoral Commission, if they are accepted as governing the law. every encouragement i. given to reckless, strenuous partisan, to carry their State either by force or by fraud. . That the V.lMiairml CammiiunBAi eonatitnted. has affnrd- ed no praatioal solution of tba Constitutional diflionltie. attending the count of the Electoral votes in toe oisputea Btatea, ana tnat an exi gency again arising like that of 1876 will surely lead to revolution. That the appointment on th Cl-ntnrml Commission wa. wholly hovond and ou tattle of the Constitution .and. it. determination ought to have no legal fore or effect. 1 hat the appointing of Judge of the Supreme Court upon uch political formation had done great harm to the cause of justice by impairing the reverence that the people have always Justly had for the integrity of the decision of that court, of caaaea between party and party, and in under mining the popular estimate of the .tern impar tiality ot the court in all question it will do equal and exact justice under the law to every eitisen, and in view of its ill success the experi ment ought never to be tried again. The remit ha shown that it ia against public policy and tends to bring element, of eotraptioa into po litical method of action, to send semi-official partisan, of large political iafluenoe on one side or the other, or both, into a State for the purpose of controlling or advising either in re gard to bow it. Elector, ahall vote or to advise aa to the manner in which tb vote, of the United Statea shall be returned and counted. That the counting in of Hays waa obtained by a series of gross and uajnstifiable iiregulantiee and frauds, which cannot be too strongly condemned and reprobated. That if any title to the Gover norship of Louisiana resulted from the iate elec tion in that State to any one it waa to Governor Packard, who waa legally elected, duly quali fied and inaugurated, and had a right to the annnnrt of the General Government ssainst the domestio violence and insurrection, ty which the Htate and himself were equally deprived ot their Just political righte That there neither i nor eraoiit to be anv indefeaaible title to any executive othee which eannot be reached, re examined, and decided by toe proper proceed ings authorised by Congress to be taken and heard ultimately before the Supreme Judicial Court, The Board of Education of Spring field, JUL, have adopted a spelling re form resolution as follows: "Resolved, That the irregular spelling of the English language is a serious hindrance in learning to read and write, and is one cause of the alarming illiteracy in our country; that it occupies much time in our schools which is needed for other branches of study; and that it is desirable to request our Legislatures, State and National, to appoint com missioners to investigate this matter and report what measures, if any, can be taken to simplify our spelling." The Congregational Year Book" for 1879 reports a gain of 10,069 mem bers, the whole membership being 375,- 000. -. For home and foreign religious work the churches contributed 3,zbo, 686. LEGISLATIVE. Semite, Jfarrh 4. Mr. Dungan introduced a bill to prevent unjust discrimination between shippers on railroads and to punish violations thereof. Mr. Johnston's bill, providing that due notice shall be given to a lunatic, imbe cile or Idiot, or Its friends when a guardian is to oe appointea xor ins same, was passed. Bout. A number of remonstrances were presented against Mr. Dodd's Insurance bilL Bills passed : Allowing Township Trustees to borrow money In anticipation of tax for the erection of vaults; compelling savings banks to net aii tneir unuiviueu surplus ior taxation. The Committee on Temperance reported back sir. uuinovs Locsl Untlon Dili without a rec. ommendstlon. Mr. Qutnby made a long speech in favor of the bill, and the question of its en grossment came up. The v. te resulted yeas, 52; nays, 26. Bills Introduced: Providing for the punishment of county officers who shall charge more fees or salary than is now anowea by law, Dy a penalty of S3UU nne and liability to forfeit his office; authorising County Commissioners to employ certain per sons to nunt up property tor taxation. Senate, Jfarek 5. Bills passed: Authorizing village councils, upon two-thirds vote, to mske special Improvements ; to provide for the sale of the property of certain corpora tions on execution. Bills introduced: To es tablish a quarantine ground In cities bsving s Board of Health, and to allow the Board of Health to establish a quarantine oh any ves sels or railroads in times of epidemics or threatened epidemics: to revise and consol idate the general statutes of Ohio; amending toe coae oi procedure ior rrooate uouroe ffoute. The usual number of petitions and remonstrances were presented. 1 he entire afternoon was consumed in the debate over certain amendments to Mr. Howland's Insur ance bllL The two-thirds clause wss lost by an overwhelming opposing vote The. amend ment providing that In esse of partial loss the f nil amount of partial loss shall be paid, etc, wa adopted. The bill then passed by a vote of 72 to 19. Senate, March ft. A message was received from the Governor, nominating William J. Elliot, of Cincinnati, to be Supervisor of Pub lic Printing for two years. Referred to the Committee on Public Printing. Mr. Owens, on leave, offered the following resolution: ' Warrants, It is currently reported that during the session of the Senste on March 6th Allen O' Myers, the chief clerk of the Senate, on the floor of the Senate did as such clerk so conduct himself as to purposely impede the business of the Senate and in a manner to purposely show hia contempt for the authority of the Senate, and did use language of and concerning Sena tors, and of and concerning the presiding officer of the Senate, that was ungentlemanly. unbe coming and grossly disorderly and disrespectful toward the Senate and ita presiding officer; therefore Boitd. That a committee of five Senators be appointed to investigate a to the truth or falsity of such report, and that said committee report the result of their investigation at a early a day as practicable for the action of the Senate thereon. The resolution wss adopted, and Messrs. 8 teed man, Fisher, Marsh, Howland and Wil son were appointed a committee to Investigate the charges.- Bills passed: Making appro priations for deficiencies out of the" General Revenue and Asylum Funds; Senate bill re pealing that portion of the code of civil pro cedure requiring District Courts to make out flndinir of facts in cases tried in said courts. The Senate concurred in the House amend ments to Howland's Insurance bilL The Com mittee on Corporations other than MunlcloaL reported back without recommendation House joint resolution No. 80, to examine Into charges against railroad discrimination in freight rates. The resolution wss lost by s vote oi 13 yeas to to nays. Hove. Bills Introduced: Making the law requiring pawnbrokers snd junk dealers to keep a list of the articles bought by them apply to dealer In old clothes and other articles; relating to or phan asvlums In certain counties: pro viding for the election of new trustees for the Cincinnati Southern Railroad Company br the Cincinnati Cltv Council in case it was thought best; to protect the manufacturer of bottles of mineral water, ale, etc ; to abolish the system ot contracting out the labor of the inmates of the penal ana correctional institu tions of the State; providing for the repeal of toe taw authorizing ine Cincinnati tjnamoer of Commerce to lease the Cincinnati Southern Railroad; to increase the trustees of the Cin cinnati Southern Railroad to eighteen. Senate, March 7. The Senate advised and consented to the sppointment of William J. Elliot to be Supervisor ot Public Printing. Bills passed: Providing thst persons owning a buildlDg lying in the line of a proposed street or alley may have the option of remov ing the building or accepting damages there for; requiring the Attorney-General to ex amine all articles of incorporation; to regu late the receiving, transportation and delivery of grain by railroad corporations, and defining the duties of such corporations with respect thereto. A bill wss introduced to pre vent the collection of money on promissory notes which have been obtained by f rand, even If such notes are held by persons who claim to be innocent purchasers. Mr. Crosson's House bill providing for the meetings of the com missioners to examine the claims growing out of the Morgan raid was read the third time placed on ita passage and lost by a vote of 11 to 8. The vote waa reconsidered and the bill laid on the table House. Petitions for temperance legislation, representing 5,647 signers, were received and referred to the Committee on Temperance. The Committee on Judic iary reported back House Joint resolu tions Nos. 68, 73 and 84, with a substitute for all three These resolutions proposed to amend the Constitution to allow township of ficers to hold their offices for three years. The substitute wss laid on the table and ordered printed. Bill introduced: Amending the code ot civil procedure of the Probate Court to allow the transfer of all papers In criminal cases to the Common Pleas Court by the Pros ecuting Attorney; making appropriations for rebuilding the Soldiers' ana Bailors' urpnans' Home at Xenia, destroyed by Are Senate, March 8. No business of Importance was transacted. Houm. Bills introduced: Providing for the removal of the county-seat of Belmont County from the village of Bellaire in said county: providing for the restoring of destroyed and spoliated county records : extending the provisions of the penal code as to bribery to primary elections, aa wen aa io primary cou- ventlona, a now. Several bills ot a local nature were passed and the House adjourned. Senate. March 10. Bills Introduced: To amend the code of procedure before Justices of the Peace so that no proceedings In attach ments shall be had to garnishee the salary or wages of an employe of s railroad company by reason of his non-residence except before a Justice in and on account of his being a non resident of the county In. which his liability was Incurred; to compel County Auditors to mske corrections in the new plats ot counties Instead of allowing Assessors to do it. HatMMt. Bills Introduced: Providing that the State shall be saved the expense of send ing Sheriffs to the State Capital with election returns, by providing that county clerks shall certify the same to the Secretary of State; to compel the penitentiary authorities to send home all criminals dischsrged from the peni tentiary instead oi allowing tnem to remain In Columbus; to encourage and regulate the stady of anatomy and to repeal a certain law relating to crimes and offensee The bill rive, for the nnrnose of dissection the bodies of all persons dying in charitable and penal institutions. The New Census Law. An examination of the new Census law shows that some of its provisions have been incorrectly or indistinctly reported. The law provides for the appointment by the President of one or more Supervisors of Census in each State and Territory, the whole number not to exceed 150. Each Supervisor is charged, among other duties, with that of proposing to the Superintendent of the Census at Washington the appor tionment of his district into subdivi sions most convenient for the purpose of enumeration, and to designate to the Superintendent of Census suitable per sons, and, with the consent of said Su perintendent, to employ sucbrpersons as enumerators within his district, one for each subdivision, and resident therein, who shall be selected solely with refer ence to their fitness, and without refer ence to their political or party affilia tions, according to the apportionment approved by the Superintendent of Census. The enumerators are respon sible to the Supervisor, and each Su pervisor to the Superintendent of Cen sus. Each Supervisor is to receive 500 in full for all services rendered and expenses incurred, except that an allowance for clerk-hire may be ma at the discretion of the Superintendent. Of course the Government furnishes all blanks, instructions, etc The law pre scribes the duties of the enumerators and the information they are to obtain very fully. The subdivision assiemed to any enumerator shall not exceed 4,000 inhabitants, according to the census of 1870, nor shall any such subdivision contain less than 8,000 inhabitants in any case where the last preceding cen sus shows the number of inhabitants thereof. The boundaries of all sub' divisions shall be clearly described by civil divisions, rivers, roads, public surveys, or other easily distinguished lines. Enumerators east of the Rocky Mountains are to receive not more than four dollars per working day, and those west of the Mountains six dollars per day for actual field-work. In lieu of this per diem, the Superintendent of the Census,- in subdivisions where he shall deem such allowance sufficient- may allow enumerators not exceeding two cents for each living inhabitant, two cents for each death reported, ten cents for each farm and fifteen cents for each establishment of productive in dustry enumerated and returned, in full compensation for all services. Enu merators are required to take an oath for the faithful performance of their duties, and a penalty is affixed for vio lating the same, as also lor the refusal of any person to give the information required by law. This information is to be furnished by the heads of families. or in the absence of a head of family by any member over twenty years of age, and in the case of corporations and companies by any authorized officer. The inquiries embrace those used in the last census, with many important addi tions, and the census, when complete, will present much the most complete exhibit of the population, wealth, busi ness and social condition of the country that has ever been made. Theact ap propriates $3,000,000 as the maximum cost of the census, exclusive of printing and engraving. Indianapolis Journal. A Description of the lee-Boats of the Hudson. With the nominal and perhaps be fore long actual advent of spring the Hudson River steamboats are being re fitted and prepared for business, while the ice-boats are preparing to with draw. Many are the accounts given in the daily papers of the ice-boat races every winter, and yet many people have no idea what an ice-boat looks like or what rate of speed it can attain. or how it is sailed. ' Well, it doesn't make mnch difference," said an a prion thinker on the subject of ice-boats the other day, " If you do break through the ice. ' Of course you can stay quietly in the boat till some one helps you out." Imagine sitting quietly on a triangular piauorm wnicn, wniie gumi; inn row of sixty miles an hour, has been sud denly broneht to a standstill! - Poughkeepsie on the Hudson is the hendauartera of ice-boatinsr. and of a winter's day can be seen hundreds of the queer-looking craft either skim ming over the glassy surface of the nver or lying witn sails careiuiiy iunea within a stone s in row oi ue uoexs. The interest people take in the boats is evident on the trains on the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. If a boat is sailing about in sight, an utter stranger will call his neighbor's attention t it, and in a moment every one has left the opposite side of the car and is gazing in wonder through the windows on the river side. Elderly gentlemen put down their papers and say: Humph! dangerous amusement, very;" ladies lean forward with ex clamations of admiration at the ease with which the boats are apparently managed and at the graceful turns and circles they make. Then some one says aloud: "I wonder what time thev can make under most favorable circumstances?" This is quite enough. if there is an ice-boatman on board, to loosen his tongue, and he will give everv particular concerning the boats. from the time they are built to the time they are wrecked. He generally be gins in this way: ' Mv dear sir. they are as unlike any other kind of a boat as possible. The only thing in common is the sails; and for sailing in one, I'd rather do that for half an hour than than than do any thing else for six months." For all ievboatmen are enthusiasts. And an ice-boat is unlike any other boat. It is simply a triangle of hickory or spruce plank, say thirteen feet long and two and a half inches thick. The base is the bow, and under each angle is a runner or skate of wood, shod with steel and comine down to a sharp edge like a knife. The skate is fastened be tween two small chocks of wood, in or der that it mav plav a little up and down and glide over rough ice with greater ease. This is called the runner plank. Another, somewhat shorter, is above the runner-plank, and through this runs the mast, which is stepped in the lower. From the runner-plank a light though strong beam known as the "stringer" extends aft and corresponds to the keel in a sail-boat. Two other beams of about the same size as the strin&rer" and bent at one end so that when joined they form the prettily rounded stern also run aft from the runner-plank, the end resting on the plank and supporting the upper or mast pianx, mus masung toe aiuon or taffrail of the boat. At the ex treme stern or apex of the triangle is the rudder, which is a skate like the two others but smaller, being only about eighteen inches or two feet long. This skate is attached to the rudder post. About half the space inclosed by . , , , 1 A 1 1 ine sme ueams or . raus is uwacu uim at the stern, affording room for the helmsman and two outers to lie down (for that is the only position practica ble aft of the mast, or in what is called the cabin). Rubber ' washers," the size of a man's fist, are very often placed under the ends of the side beams, where they rest on the runner-plank, and also on the rudder-post under the cabin, the object being to make the boat ride smoothly over rougn ice. The boat being built, the enthusias tic boatman goes on to explain to (by this time) a little knot of listeners in the palace car how it is sailed. In this respect ice-boats do not differ materi ally from other craft except in one re spect they are never sailed "free," that is, before the wind, for this rea son: They will go much faster " on the wind," because, going free," they will only run as fast as the wind blows; so that if the wind is blowing at the rate of fifteen miles an hour that is the speed they will attain, but with the same wind on the " quarter" they will do forty or fifty miles in the same time with ease. This is a most simple thing to understand, yet few but practical sailors comprehend it. Sailing on the wind the same pressure is on the sail all the time and the boat keeps gather ing headway, while in the other case after reaching a certain point there is no pressure on the sail at all. - In one ' other thing an ice-boat is unlike its' sis- ' ter of the water it makes no " lee- . way,'' the sharp runners having such a hold on the ice that it will sail almost into the "eye of the wind." Care must always be taken " going about" ,t - ; ..1 ,1...., i boom has not very much.play, what it has it takes advantage of and swings over to " looard" like a thunderbolt and tears the, mast out. At Pough- ' keepsie the boats are seen in perfection made of different colored woods, with silver-plated ' shrouds . and gorgeously ' gilded and painted names; and it is in the races of the Poughkeepsie and New ., Hamburg clubs that they show their ' speed. A boat owned by a gentleman of New Hamburg made in a race a few : years ago nine miles, the distance be-; tween the above-named tows, in seven minutes and a fraction. Another owned further up the river made, under most favorable circumstances, wind and ice being perfect and with a flying start, ' one mile in thirty-one seconds. : This : boat has since been beaten in a race by a New Hamburg boat. One more an ecdote of the sailing powers of the ice boat. ' A gentleman standing on the platform of the depot at Fishkill said ' good-by" to a friend in a train as it , was leaving the station, ran down to . his boat, jumped on board, set sail, and ; stood waiting to receive his friend on the arrival of the train at New Ham- . burg, ten miles above. As to danger, the best proof of how little there is, is the few accidents that have happened. ' Be sure the ice is safe, keep a good lookout for places where people have been cutting ice, don'tlose your head if you see other ice-boats flying about inyour.neighborhood, and . the danger is trifling compared to that . incurred in sailing a boat in the water. N. T. World. Look Oat for Swindlers. . -The America Agriculturist, in its notes on swindlers, gives the following timely warnLcr to farmers: There is a ct of swindlers whose op erations are especially directed toward farmers. It is no reflection upon the intelligence of farmers that this is so. These rascal know that all kinds of fish are not to be caught with one bait; - hence they operate upon clergymen, doctors, merchants and farmers, each in a different manner. It is safe to pre dict that there is a new set of traps ' ready this spring to catch farmers. Of late years the " agency" dodge has been played successfully, and it has already been started thus early in' the season. These swindlers are all after one pattern. A glib-tongued chap. No. 1. wishes to es tablish an " agency" for some crinkum. ' It may be a stump-puller, a machine for grinding the knives of mowing ma chines, it may be a churn-power or a -spring-bed. Whatever it is, chap No. ; 1, somehow, or in some way. contrives ' to get the signature of the farmers. Here is where the trouble begins. We ; have cautioned and reiterated the cau tion: Farmers, be careful what you sign," Dut this aoea not seem to oe enough; no matter how much care is exercised, the smooth-tongued chap, No. 1, is usually too much for the farm er. So we say to farmers don' tact as agents to anything, but if you will not heed this, and the temptation as to profit is too great to resist, and you will disregard war-nines, we bee of vou. farmers, don't sign anything. Tou may be asked to agree to become an agent, vou may be asked to give your address, so that the sample ma chine to be sent tree, win come an right; vou may be asked for merely your post-office address. Take our advice which is the same as Punch's advice to young people about to be married: Don't! don't!! Don't, do not pray, refrain from signing your name to any thing whatever. Observe this and you are safe, sign your name on any pre tense to anything whatever, and you open the way for the visit of chap No. 2. He is not smooth-tongued nor per suasive. He has come to collect his bill. Tou have ordered so and so. The goods are at the depot, here is the bill. and he wants tne money, as ne must take the next train. Don't say that you never ordered the goods, for there is your signature! You can't deny it, but you signed it as an agreement to act as agent, or signed u as your aaaress No. 2 knows nothing about this cares nothing about it, but wants his money. Here we say again, don't. Don't be bullied into paying it, but let him do his worst. Show him the door and let him appeal to the courts if he dares. The game has already begun, and hup-. areas oi iarmers, to stoiu iruuuio iu throw away thousands of dollars the coming season. Hon t be bullied into paying a dollar on any such claim. At the most, it can only go to a .jury of your neighbors to decide, but not one case in a hundred will ever come to that. Proclamation Convening Congress. . The following is the proclamation of . the President convening Congress in an extra session on the 18th inst.: By the President of the United States of Ameri ca, a proclamation: WHsnBAS. Final adjournment of the Forty- fifth Congress without making the usual and necessary appropriations for the legislative executive and Judicial expenses of the Gov ernment for the fiscal year ending June 90, 1880, and without making the usual and neces sary appropriations for the support of the army for the same fiscal year, presents the ex traordinary occasion requiring the President to exercise tne power vested in sua oy tuo Constitution to convene the Houses of Con gress In anticipation of the day fixed by law for their next meeting ; now Thbbbfors, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, Presi dent of the United States, do by virtue of the power to this end In me vested by the Consti tution convene both Houses of Congress to assemble at their respective chambers, at twelve o'clock noon, Tuesday, the 18th day of March instant, then and there to consider and determine such measures as, in their wisdom, their duty, and the welfare of the people may seem to demand. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Signed 1 B- B. Hatis. By the President, at. jn. a, VABTB, occretary ot owe, SKAI. The reverend gentleman was visit ing at the house of one of his lady par ishioners, when the little girl said: Mr. , can you see two ways at - once, and is you got honey or sugar in one side of your facer " Why, what do you meanP" asked he. Why, ma says you've always got the eye in the sweet side of your face on her in church?" Later in the day the abom ination of desolation seemed to have settled in that child's heart. Ioners Gazette. If the young, ladies attending church would give more attention to , the number of the hymn the pastor gives out. and not so much attention to tne numt Br of hims that are in the church, tiey would not be so apt to sing one hymn while the congregation are singing another. Tonkert uastttt.