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DMSiCy w) )LUME 4, NO. 21. □B Cî® BUTTE, MONTAU A: TUESDAY, OCT. 28. 1879. WHOLE NO. 179. btt« -StoRCt) gainer. RUSHED EVERY TVESDA Y MORNING —BY THE— Iner Publishing Company. |, BBOWH, I I I I I I I Business Manager. TERMS—BY MAIL: "copy one month..........................S BO copy six months......................... 3 00 copy twelve months..................... 5 00 ltvered by Carrier, 50 ots. per month ; paya ble Carrier each month. Tcrtlslng rates will be furnished on applt „„ __________________ _ ___________ tlie bedside, as if he had been awakened of a sound sleep by infantile cries. He rocked away for a few moments, when wife, who had silently observed the whole leding, said : "Come to bed, you fool. babv isn't there." disgruntled subscriber met us yesterday. 8ai(l : Sir, stop my paper. 1 don't want it any «■therl^r" „ , .1 ii . '?"TjJSir, we replied. -----—..................... HOMEBODY'» MOTHER. * - I woman was old and ragged and gray, I bent with the chill of a winter day ; [utreets were white with a recent snow, ft the woman's feet with age were slow. ■be crowded crossing she waited long, ■led aside by the careless throng in man beings who passed her by, (eeding the glance of her anxious eye. 1» the street, with laughter and shout. I in the freedom of "school let out," -jehftppy boys, like a flock of sheep. [ling the snow piled white and deep, it the woman so old and gray, [toned the children on their way, une offered a helping hand to her, n-enk and timid, afraid to stir, .1 the carriage wheels or the horses' feet [aid trample her down in the slippery street comes out of the merry troupe gayest boy of all the group, jniised beside lier uml whispered low. help you across if you wish to go." aged hand on his strong young arm placed, and so, without hurt or harm, guided the trembling feet along, ad that his own were Arm and strong, n back again Jo his friends he Went, young heart happy and well content. e's somebody's mother, hoys, you 'know* ill she's aged, ptSbi 4 and slow ; iKome one some time may lend a hand elp my mother—y 'm u noersta d V vor she's poor, and old, and gray, own dear boy is far away." mebody's mother" bowed low her head r home that night, and the prayer she said •*God, be kind to that noble hoy. o N somebody's son, and pride and joy." it was the voice, and worn, and weak, heaven lists When its chosen speak, reis caught the faltering word, Î ••somebody's mother's" pray hr was heard. • A A O UK CE OU Min TU. ' ' is easier to rectify liquor than the habit Milking It. y simply asking a darkey to take a drink, can see the black crook—his arm. First come, first served"—as the cannibal arkecl to the missionary. aragraphers all remind us wo may make jokes sublime, and by stealing keep be ns cords of copy all the time. be wise smoker will lay in Ins stock of rs before the prices rise. Grant lias re itiil to this country. he last fashion item announces that the st parasols arc made of velvet. It docs ; the shade, but we presume tlie para does. bout the first thing a savage does after be converted by missionaries is to build a 1er house and buy locks for his doors. ben the old gentlei. ' comes home and s his daughters have got liis slippers and V cliaii aird evening paper ready for him realizes that it is tlie season foe fall open of his pocket-book. bald-headed professor, reproving a youth the exercise of his lists, said : " Wo light I our heads at this college." The young :t reflected a moment, and then replied, h. 1 sec ; and you butt all your hair off." What a rough fellow that Sniggins is !" ulautly exclaimed the Hopedale girl, after gle with tlie aforesaid Snlggins at bpenbageu." lie nearly smothered me!" ïj did you kiss- Rim for his smother?" "<t the other miss, naively. struggling to make a dull-hrained I my ustand w hat conscience is, a teacher :Jly asked : " What makes you appear un ifortable after you haw done wrong?' sther's leather strap." feelingly replied I lie ! fellow who imagined himself to he witty, «Î a lady what she thought of liis jukes, think they exceed in sphericity any other I ever heard, sir, she replied. This uded so complimentary that the young 'I flatteringly said : " Aw—yes—but—if please, ma'am, what is the precise idea -lved in your remark ?" " That your jokes so round that they are pointless, Sir." Are you an Englishman?" queried his nor, severely. " I am not." " Are you German?" "No. sir." "Are von a iikee ?" " Hardly ev—" When the po uian got doue masliiug him for that, the V mildly exclaimed : " What are you, " A snoozer, sir." The court mi med. lie was putting on more airs Ilian a whirl ü, and when she ente red the church, tlie le of her dress attracted tlie attention of tbe worshippers present. She was envied »II the females, until a boy in the rear pew uted : "Low bridge!" Then she ducaed. .urchin had formerly driven the tow 1 for her father's canal boat, and knew to take her down a peg. Then that little was blessed by every jealous maiden Vorkville husband, whose excuse, lodge,"had become ineffectual inaccount for 2 a. m. returns nightly, tried a new i the other evening. Going in quietly and ressiug, he commenced rocking the cradle ,, , . ,, , >ir, we replied. •• we expected you «'"l and have therefore cut your name from * " dis . . w list btf Why did you expect it?" asked tin ntleii subscriber angrily. Because," «e replied, " »lien a fool gets d at us tlie fiisl thing he does is order liis cr discontinued, amt we always like to im pute a fool's orders." TELEGRAMS ! UNITED STATES. San Francisco, Oct. 20.—Official returns of the election show the vote on Chinese im migration to he : In favor, 883 ; against, 154, G88. Detroit, Mich., Oct. 18 .—Post anil Trib une specials from Big Rapids state that a fire this morning destroyed the Mason House and tliree stores and damaged many others. Total loss is estimated at $20,000. New Yobk, Oct. 18.—The Exchange Mills, owned by D. D. Mangamon, on East street, between Kivingtnn and Delaney, were dam aged $30,000 by fire early this morning, and the stock of grain was damaged $20,000 more. Lawrence «£ Co's, salt, house and other prop erty was damaged $10,000 by water. Cairo, 111., Oct. 18.--A fire last night de stroyed tile steam sausage factory of Kohler Bros., and the residence and stable of Mrs. Charles Hieleoke. Loss $40,000. Uninsured. At 4. o'clock a. m. J. A. McBride, messen ger for the American Express Company, while coming from the train to the office was knocked senseless and robbed of $145 and a gold watch. No clue to the perpetrators. Cincinnati, Oct. 18. —A supposed incen dary fire to-day destroyed a huge barn and outbuildings belonging to Charles Leggatt. near Springdale,. Hamilton county. Many Valuable blooded horses were destroyed. The famous stallion Mcmbrino Star, was saved. Loss $I5|000. No insurance. New York, Oct. 19.—The fire in the Ex change steam mills and grain elevators will amount to a loss of $100,000. $60,000 worth of grain and $25,000 worth of machinery was destroyed, and there was $23,000 loss on the building. Philadelphia, Oct. 18.—Before daylight this morning thieves forced an entrance from the roof into the pawn shop of .Friedberg & Bros., and rifled a large safe of $40,000 worth of unredeemed stock. Cincinnati, Oct. 18.—The journeyman butchers to the number of 92 held a meeting to-night and resolved to strike for a reduction on hours fron 15 to 12 per day, also pay for extra work and for Sundays. The striking cabinet makers still hold out, and arc making arrangements to start a co operative factory. Miss Lulu George, who shot herself two weeks ago out of grief for the death of lier lover, lias recovered sufficiently to start home to-morrow, to Bonaparte, Iowa. Washington, Oct. 19.—In consequence of the stormy weather which has set in on the route between Rawlins and tti ■ White River agency and of the hostile Utes over the mountains southward from the latter point, it lias been determined to relinquish the for mer purpose of reinforcing General Merritt by direct line from the U. P. R. R. Orders have been issued by General Sherman for immediate rations for the troops near Alamoso and Pago;,a, Colorado, with a view of joining General Merritt's forces and of co-operating with him in that region in case the scene of hostilities shall have been shifted thus far southward. No advices hav e been received at the Army headquarters either from Mer ritt's command or in regard to the Apache disturbances in New Mexico. It is believed, however, the latter will lie speedily quelled, as General Morrow, if lie fails to overtake the marauding Indians, will undoubtedly drive them over the bouler into Mexico. Inspector W. J. Pollock telegraphs to the ( ommissioner of Indian Affaira from Denver, Colorado The Governor and leading citi zens here unanimously affirm that the Indians must be removed from this Slate or extermi nated by the State if not by Federal forces. Confidence, they say. can never be restored, and it is only a question of time whether the result be attained at once or by slow and tedious warfare. The following dispatch is published here to-day : Chicago, Oct. 17. I'o Gen. Sherman :— General Merritt says in a dispatch just re ceived that he intends to march in pursuit of the hostile Indians to Grand river, on the 15th and from there to the Uncompahagnee river, where he requests supplies to lie sent. Your dispatch of Oct. 13th was sent him with or ders to obey the directions therein given. I presume this will stop him. Your dispatch should have reached him on the 15tli. Gen eral Merritt and General Crook, the Depart ment commander, are at a loss to know what to do. There are 1.500 or 1,000 men at White River. Their road to the Uucompahgnee agency is over the main range of the Rocky Mountains and is very had and the danger of being caught by winter snows should he seri ously entertained. We went to the \\ bite River agency at the solicitation of the Indian Bureau, whose asrent was murdered, and had our men killed and wounded and now we are leiV in the heart of the mountains with our hands tied and the danger of being snowed in staring us in the face. Iam not easily discouraged, hut it looks as though we had been badly sold out in this business. It is folly to say that the murderers of the agent and of Col. Thornburg must be punished. IIow are they to be punished ? Who is going to punish them ? and how long are the troops to wait at the agency for it to be done? I will direct Cook to throw into the agency all the supplies he possibly can as the only course left open. (Signed) P. H. Suerihan. Lieut.-General. Since the receipt of the above dispatch from Gen. Sheridan he has been directed by Gen. Sherman to w ithdraw the troops under Gen. Merritt and order them to their proper sta ' tions, leaving at the White River agency only a sufficient number of men to guard the gov ment property. The troops now at lute River agency belong to the Department of the Platte, and will, under this order, with the , exception of those left at the agency return I to their respective stations in that Depart |m , ut A f oree w jH he concentrated at some i point in the southern Ute reservation to con „portions against that tribe should they fail to deliver up the parties engaged in the — * at In is as mu ......... ------ „ „ killing of Major Thornburg. Gen. McKen z eonimandinr the 4th Cavalry, will probably be placed In charge of the latter Francisco, Oct. 18.—At the Oakland base ball grounds to-day the Chicagos defeat ed the Californians, 13 to 0. At the Recreation grounds in tins oily tlie I is I Cincinnatis defeated the Hop Bitters, of Roch ester, 8 to 4. Fuii.abei.puia, Oct. 20.—The Virginia Governors attended divine service yesterday at the old Christ church, which Washington attended while President. They were seated In the pews which Washington and Robert Morris occupied. Governor Hoyt was accom anied by his staff who were in full uniform, 'he church was decorated with flags and na tional shields containing the names of Wash ington, Morris, Bishop, White, Franklin and Francis IJopkinson. Cheyenne, Wyoming,Oct. 20.—Campon White River, three miles north of the Agency, Colorado, October 17th, via Rawlins, Wyom ing, October 20.—This afternoon General Merritt and command returned to this point, his orders from Washington being to suspend operations against the Utes and await orders either at White or Bear rivets, as negotiations for ]ieaee are in progress ; it being understood that the hostiles have agreed to surrender the warriors engaged in the late depredations. It is probable that the commands of Merritt and Gilbert will remain for the present at this point, although nothing definite is knowm as to future movements. In the event of peace being established it is altogether probable that a permanent military post will be con structed either at Bear River or the agency. Chicago, Oct. 20.—A dispatch from Lake, Indiana, says a package of papers thrown out of the balloon Patlifinileiiias just been found. Washington, Oct. 20.—Mr. E. L. Mans field telegraphs the Commissioner of Indian Adairs from Rawlins, that he was in the em ploy of late Indian Agent Meeker from Aug ust, 1S78; he escaped the fate of the other employés by being sept with a dispatch to Captain Dodge on tlie 2nd lilt., and Waits at Rawlins any instructions tlie Conimissionqt 1 may desire to give. Santa Fe, X. M., Oct. 20.—The hundred citizens who left Meuila last Tuesday to re lieve the settlements of Santa Barbara and Colorado froiq savages, returned Friday. They found the bodies of ten Mexicans eight miles out. They had been killed by Indians; their wagons were destroyed and teams cap tured. Four other dead Mexicans and the body of Wm. J. Jones, killed on the 13th, were found. They also found sundry other Mexican ranchmen and traders killed by the Indians. Most of the hostiles have left for the Florida mountains and New Mexico Major Morrow, who is pursuing, intends to follow them across the boundary. They apparently have been reinforced by Indians from Old Mexico. Los Pinos, Col., Oct. 17th, via Dei. Norte Oct. 20.—A runner lias just arrived from the Southern Ute Agency with a letter from Page to Stanley, dated the 14th inst., with informa tion that another all-day council was held by the chiefs of the Southern Utes. All are united and desirous of peace, aid request that a runner be sent renewing the assur ances already given. Twenty-four chiefs and head men were present. The Indians of this agency aro all encamped around Ouray's house". Not. one report in fifty has a particle of truth, and the facts aie exaggerated beyond reason. • The women and children are safe but probably will not be given up till after matters are arranged by the peace commission expected here in a week from Washington. New York, Oct. 20.—A Washington tele gram from General Sheridan, dated Chicago, October 19th, lias been received by General Sherman, which says : "1 received your dis patch of yesterday last night,. A'our sugges tions in reference to tlie columns at Pagosa and Alamosa, have to some extent been antic ipated by General Pope. General Hatch it at Pagosa and beyond. A column of eight com panies of infantry and four companies of cav alry, are now now being organized a; Gar land, which is a better point than Alamosa. A column of six companies of infantry, to which can be added two more companies of infantry, and 1 can also add six more com panies of cavalry, is now at Rawlins station, making a force of nineteen companies, aggre gating at least 900 men. General Merritt has followed the hostiles in the direction of tlie Uncomphaglino Agency, as he has notified me, but he turned baek on receiving your dispatch of the 13tli. Had lie gone on it was my intention to have supplied him from the south, by liis own request. So that there need have been n • fears on the part of the Inte rior Department regarding his supplies. My telegram related to the nass between Rawlins and the White River Agency. We now un derstand this affair in ail its hearings, and will not, give you any further trouble except to send information as it arrives. 1 regret that Merritt was not permitted to go on, as 1 have not tlie slightest belief that Ouray can deliver up the murderers. 1 fear valuable time will be lost. After the dispatch of the 13th I directed the Secretary to send to the White River Agency supplies in abundance before the deep snows come on, and 1 will assume the rish of keeping Merritt with liis present force at that point, to await further developments. I understand that country pretty well. My last summer s trip gave me a very fair idea of the country in the i leinity of Los Pinos Agency and south of that place." San Francisco, Oct. 20.—Bodie declares a dividend of fifty cents, payable November first. The transfer books will be closed to morrow to facilitate the opening of the New York agency. The exchequer election was held to-day. Coleman, of the reform party, was defeated. The Schultz management ob tained control of tlie company. New York, October 21.—Tlie Tribune Washington special says :—Postmaster-Gen eral of the_____ ______ received. He was in close intercourse with the business men of Richmond aud vicinity' and says they manifested an apathy in regard to the event which surprised him. When they did express opinions they seemed gen erally to think the result was quite as well as if their party had won the fight. They were generally opposed to Ewing's financial theory and were glad to see it finally exploded. Ex .. , iningtoii special says ... .............. Key was in Richmond when the returns f"'' wîih va.. Iiemuuun ut» ..cm».. ------- the Republicans were responsible for the solid South und if they Republicans would disband thore would be no more solid South. He claimed redemption was the result of Demo eratic s'atesmausliio. .... — . Washington special says :— y aI1 ee, of North Carolina, says the general sellt j m ' eU | there and in the South is nn and were clad to see it finally exploded, jlx Governor Walker, late of Virginia, addressed a large public meeting of his burg, Hampton, Va., neighbors last evening. He told them - ... a . _ .is soldier than Grant favorable to the nomination of Tilden, and tliat since tlie Ohio election, Hancock is the favorite. Bayard's opposition to the silver bill flattened him. Hancock was a better The • Boston Globe says tlie Grant boom is as strong in Massachusetts as in California, and should Grant come 'to the Bay State the demonstrations of his Republican admirers would be as numerous and imposing as they have been on the Pacific coast. San Francisco, Oct. 21.—The steamer St. Paul, with the Grant party on hoard, arrived this morning. The U. 8. revenue cutter, Richard Rush, arrived yesterday evening from Ouiialaska. Her commander, G. W. Bailey, was lost over board on the lOtli inst., during a heavy gale, off Cape Flattery. The cutter brings news that winter is fast settling down in the Arctic regions and promises to be a severe one. No news from tlie Jeannette or from the whaling fleet. New York. Oct. 21.—The Times, com menting on Sheridan's late dispatch, says :— Sheridan has all of a soldier's contempt for civilians' opinions, but in this instance he has been so unfortunate as to treat the opin ion of his superior officer With contempt. He would have held his tongue if he liad not supposed he was indulging that favorite mili tary pastime of pitching into Schurz. San FRANCISCO, Oct. 21.—A Tucson, Ari zona, dispatch says advices from Messilla by mail say that among those killed by Indians in New Mexico is W. C. Hinds, United States Collector. A large body of Indians is report ed concentrating between Colorado and Hillsborough. It is currently reported tliat a company of Indian scouts have deserted our forces and joined the enemy. A Tucson dispatch says : a Silver City, New Mexico, letter ttius tells of the slaughter ou the IStli :—Arriving at t he scene of the trag edy we found sixteen persons dead and we buried them. Five others are known to have been killed. We have not found their bodies. No Indians are about.. They are reported gone (y the Miiubriqs Mountains. About one hundred and fifty Apache scouts, lately with Col. Morrow, in New Mexico, have returned to Arizona, Their time of enliitmetit having expired, they return to ro-eulisi., ,-This prob-* ably gave rise to the rumor that the Indian scouts had deserted and joined the enemy. Gov. Walker is flow at Los Pinos. It is now believed thàt Victoria's band is trying to go through by the Burro Mountains to Mexico. Colonel Morrow says he has troops enough to gain a victory, but it will take two months to do it. lie needs a couple of light howitzers. Volunteers are being raised at Mcsilla and Las Cruces. A company numbering thirty, were massacred by one hundred Indians, only one man, Hickey, escaping. Stages for the cast leave as regularly as though there was no trouble. Philadelphia, Oct. 2i.—Wool quiet' and firm ; supply greatly reduced ; Western fine, or X, or XX, 3(3a40 ; medium, 43a51 ; coarse, 37a40; Oregon tine, 25a35 ; medium, 28a35 ; coarse, 27a30 ; California fine, 20a35 ; medium, 36a32 ; coarse, 26a30; New Mexican or Colo rado fine, 20a30* medium, 22a28 ; coarse car pet wool, 19a22 ; pulled extra merino, 36a40 ; superior, 37a40. New York, Oct. 21.—John Kelley and party arrived in this city to-day from a tour throughout the State and were welcomed by the most prominent members ot Tammany Hall organization. Fully fifteen hundred persons hail assembled at the ferry, foot of Chambers street, where a stand had Iiecu erected. After the salute ot twenty-five guns and cheering in his honor had subsided, Kel ley addressed the assemblage. He gave a glowing account of liis trip, denounced Til den and Robinson, and stated he felt, satisfied as to the race for the Governorship now be tween himself and Cornell. Other speakers followed. Procession and serenades take place in Kelley's honor to-night. Chicago, Oct. 21.—Walter Goodrich, a young lawyer, and son of Grant Goodrich, lias been missing since Saturday evening at six o'clock, when he started for the West Side with $2,300 on his person. It is believed lie lias been foully dealt with as the most vigor ous search for two days lias failed to reveal liis whereabouts. If in a New Orleans, October 21.—Among tlie j planks of the Republican State platform is i one favoring national aid for a southern route I to the Pacific coast, and subsidies for ships. I Another holds it is the duty of the National j Government to secure by all means the con struction of a canal or other system or trans- 1 portation across the Lthnuis of Darien and i to insist that no lion-American nation or na- j lions have a predominating influence in the management thereof. A resolution was: adopted setting forth that if the colored people are accorded free and fair elections they will remain as of right in the State; if not, they will be forced to emigrate. .V resolution was j also adopted declaring Grant to be their un alterable choice for President in '80. [ jfEW York, Oct. 21.—Before Judge Choate to-day in the United States Circuit Court in equity, a motion was made by the defendants in the suit of the Etumasitor Mining Co. (limited), of London, against tlie Emmasitor Mining Co. of New York, Trenor Whark Bates. Wm. M. Stew'Urt and Charles G. Lin I co j f or j eave file separate pleas. The case ^ presented by tlie counsel is nearly the same as the old Emma mining suit tried in tlie same court a few years „ I1VJ „„...v, .. ____,,v___A bill has been filed bv tbe plaintiffs to set aside a trau saction of sale between the plaintiffs and the defendants. The latter, however, plead in bar the judgment brought against Park & Baxter, the original owners of tli? Emma sil ver mine, which judgment was in their favor. All issues raised and disposed of on previous trials of the old case are also in volved in this suit, and the defendants rely iudmnent of the court thereon in ^ ^k^l fôr bv tl." plaintiffs. Argument will be continued to morrow. Ex-Minister Stoughton represents tlie plaintiffs and John E. Burrill and Edward J. Phelps, of Vermont, appeared for the de fendants. They are the same counsel as were employed in the former suit. The Steamer Scythia, from Liverpool, brought $308,000 in gold. The Tribune says that in the Stock Ex rar'nîîn I * , ..... , ... „.'j ' frequent fluctuations. In the morning and (,ul ' ni Jt t)' e greater part ot the afternoon, the "'Bulls" carried everything belore them, and ,,!e lushest prices ot the year were made in a number of instances. Later on. linder a pressure to realize there was considerable re-: action, but at the close a steadier feeling pro 'ailed. , f. , . . ; change yesterday tlie recorded transiu reached the enoimoms aggregate iU shares. II» m.uket was exuted will . fiwinpiit fliiDtnutinns- In flip niornni! Atlanta, Oa., Oct. 21.— F. L. Brantley, Marshal of Whiteburg, Georgia, shot and instantly killed two negro girls last Saturday night. The murder was wanton and unprov oeated. Brantley escaped. Los I'lnos, Col., Oct. 21.—General Adams, Special Commissioner of tlie Interior De partment, in order to affect the release of the women and children captured at the White River Agency, accompauied by Count Dorn hoff, of the German Legation at Washington, reached Ouray's house last night and came to the agency this forenoon. He leaves immedi ately for White River, under escort of 15 Utes, commanded by Chief Saperno. Doug las is encamped about 100 miles from here. If the women are given up he will probably return in six days. Chief Ouray is doing all in his power to assist Adams, and there is a fair prospect that the women will be immedi ately surrendered on his reaching the Indian cainii. A miner in yesterday, reports them safe and kindly treated by Douglas. San Francisco, Oct. 21.—The Steamer California, from Sitka, has arrived at Port Townsend. The Indians in the Chilicut country have had serious fighting among themselves arising from hoocoberoo. Captain Beardsley, of the sloop Jamestown, has sent a party to quell the riot. The Provincial Government, started in August, has ceased to exist, the officials finding it impossible to carry it on, owing to tlie want of legal au thority. New Orleans, Oct. 21.—The Republican State Convention adopted the following: Resolved, That it is the deliberate judgment of this convention that an act of more enor mous injustice to the State of Louisiana and to tlie Republican party could not he perpe trated by the national Senate than by depriv ing this State of one of its Senatorial Repre sentatives—Hon. Wm. Pitt Kellogg, alter his claim to tlie seat he now occupies has been already deliberately acted upon; that we do solemnly and earnestly, but most respectfully protest in the name of Louisiana against such contemplated actiou as a gross violation of principle, and a proceeding likely to be pro ductive of mischievous consequences here after. Also a resolution alluding to the Republi can victories in Maine, Colorado, Ohio aud Iowa, as assuring success, and thanking Pres ident Hayes for liis acts of fidelity which paved the way to those States' splendid Re publican victories ; and also thanking Sher man for his great services in assisting in tlie resumption of specie, payment. A ticket was completed as follows : Lieutenant-Governor, James M. Gillespie ; Attorney-General, Judge Don. A. Pardee; Auditor, Claudius Mayo; Superintendent of Public Education, Dr. R. F. Bonsani; Secretary of State, James I), Kennedy, colored. San Francisco, Oct. 21.—At Oakland, to day, tlie Chicagoes beat the Mutuals 21 to 0. FOREIGN. St. Petersburg, Oct. 18. — News has reached Lamar that a hundred mounted Tekko Turcomans attacked on the 15th of September a part of the Russian expedition which is surveying tlie Amir Darya, but were repulsed. Tlie expedition was very heartily received on arriving on Afghan territory. The entire course of the Amir Darya and its affluents has been examined and pronounced navigable. Cario, Oct. 18.—Intelligence is received that the mission of Gordon Pasha to the King of Abysinnia was successful. The King re nounces all claim to Masowah but is allowed to choose a more southerly point of commun ication with the sea. Simla, Oct. 18.—Ameer Yakoob Khan has announced a determination to abdicate, and states that lie intended to abdicate earlier but was dissuaded. General Roberts lias advised tlie Ameer to reconsider "the matter, but tlie Ameer firmly adheres to liis resolution. Toronto, Oct. 20.—Ross, of Baltimore, defeated Daley, tbe Irish champion, in a wrestling match, different styles; best of five falls. London, Oct. 20.—The Anglo-American Cable Company will lay the new cable in j 1 i City of Mexico, Oct. 21.—Gov. Charles I of Coaliuila, anticipating the passage of a I law extending the Federal jurisdiction over j the district of Sierra Majoda, telegraphed on the lltli saving that Chihuahua aud Durango 1 are not opposing the jurisdiction of Coaliuila; i also that several mining companies, hearing j of tlie action of tlie Federal Government, had j dissolved. Richer mines are said to have been discov j a he old and old the in of of is ereil near Majoda and ovei 12,000 persons have gone there. London, Oct. 21.—A number of engineers from Bradford left England to-day for Penn syliania, and another party will proceed next week for the same destination. Berlin, Oct. 21.—Herr Kurd Von Sehloser present Minister of Germany at Washington, will probably succeed tlie late Herr Yon Bulow as Secretary of State Foreign Affairs. Simla, Oct. 21.—Latest news from Ali Kheyl represents that the frontier tribes, since learning of the fall of Cabul. are dis persing. Vienna, Oct. 21.—Osman Pasha, who re tains portfolio of Minister of War in the . . : present 1 urkish t abinet, is as much a plnlo I Russian as Mahmoud Nedim Pasha, the new j Minister ot the Interior, and is co-operating | with him. Osman Pasha must henceforth be 'classed among those unprincipled intriguers | who so materially contributed to ruin tlie I country. Tbe Journal de St. Petersburg | contradicts the statement that England lias j informed Russia that British influence must dominate in foreign relations on Afghanistan. i It is officially announced that the report, re | voived through the Governor of Jellalabad. of ; the occupation of Mero by the Russians, is known to be untrue. 1 Madrid. Oct. 21.—The Commissioner of i Reforms in Cuba lias agreed to recommend : that the slaves shall be entirely emancipated j in seven years from the date of passage of an ! emancipation bill. I — - —— ~ - — "The question of having some of our many * ; female citizens on the Board of School I Trustees seems to merit more serious atteu tion than a reference of it to interested partles> t p e present, tmstees, and tlieir pigeon , holdillg it witU a sub . committee. There is a j enough of apparent abstract.justice in having a t j 1( , mo thers of the children and our women re-: |a . ers represented on the Board to make , p a least interesting to find out how the plan has worked in_the various places »bere it has j been tried." Tims wisely speaks tlie TIerald, of Washington. Twenty veavs hence the presonce of women on school boards w ill be | an old story, and that they could ever have been excluded w illl seem an absurdity. NOTES. From 1873 to 1879, inclusive, the United States mints coined 370,641,340 pieces of money, aggregating in value $119,071,313. Colonel T. W. Higginson, is mentioned as a possible Mayor of Cambridge, Mass., where he now lives. Herbert Spencer is said to have lately almost suddenly recovered health, and is better than he has been for fifteen years. George Elliot's health is so seriously de clining that she is unable to finish several MSS. One of these is an essay on Herbert Spencer. The Sacramento Bee says: Grant look old and weary. Once as straight as an arrow, strong and sturdy, he is now stoop shouldered and seemingly afflicted with lassitude. Two years and a half of continued reception ap pear to have worn him down. The demand for rails engendered by the building of new railways and tbe extension of old ones the present year, has been so great that the steel rail mills have been utterly in adequate to suply it, and the pressure upon the iron rail mills lias become almost equally urgent. Orders have been taken for delivery in some cases as far ahead as February, 1880 Prof. Klinkerfues, the director of the Observatory at Gottingen, lias patented a new telegraphic Invention by which it is said to be possible to send as many as eight messages simultaneously along tlie same wire. A portion of the invention is an apparatus which simultaneously writes down all the messages as they arrive at tlie station to weich they ate addressed. The mileage of new railroads built in the United States during the first nine months of the current year Is given, on authority of the Railroad Gazette, as 2,214 miles, as compared with 1,167 miles for the corresponding period of 1878, 1,390 in 1877, and 1,777, in 1S76. At this rate, the mileage of new road at the close of the year will figure up to 2,767 miles. The construction ot the Interoceamc rail road across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, to which we have already referred intlie Journal, is said to have already begun. This enter prise is intended as a rival to the Panama Railroad, and is based upon tlie authority of a concession from the Mexican government to Mr. Edward Lamed, of Pittsfield, Mass.— Ex. The construction of the Hudson tunnel, which, from the period of its first projection up to tlie present, lias been hampered with litigation, has lately been resumed, the casus belli having been removed by the agreement of t he tunnel company to pay to D., L. & W. Railroad Company a certain sum for tlie right of way. It is anticipated that the work will be completed within three years. Charles Reade is repot ted to have been fond of fiction from his boyhood, when he made up tales and read all Scott's novels before he was twelve years old. While at college he read at least half a dozen novels a week. He has been called to the bar, but never practised, having read law simply as an aid in writing novels. He is a stout hater of in justice, and declares that lie can no longer afford to write with no higher object thau entertainment ; that tlie noble and only worthy end of fiction is to correct evils in society and the State. * On the first ot October the cental system will go into effect in most of the large cities aud trade centers of the country, in the hand ling of a great variety of articles. This means that quantities and amounts will Vie estimated by weight instead of measure, and purchases and sales will be made by the pound and cental. Thus, instead of measuring grain anil other bulky articles by tbe bushel, they will be bought and sold by tlie cental, or hundred weight. This standard will soon displace the inconvenient one of tbe old hundred weight of 112 pounds, and no doubt tlie rule of buying and selling by weight in stead of bulk will eventually be adopted in most retail transactions, as it ought to be. A TALK WITH AIM F.WI N WARP. A Young; Iliiitor's Experience with the Humorist. 1 met Artemns IVaril hut once. I was quite young at the time, and was acting as city edi tor of the Star, published at Schenectady, N. Y. While 1 was city editor of that sheet 1 met Artemus. I » as standing on a bridge at the time, and m talking about newspaper work was about to say something in regard to my heavy editorial responsibility, but Ward checked me by asking : •■What creek is this ?" "Creek!" I exclaimed, "why this is the Eric canal." "How fur is it navigable?" ••Why. of course it is navigable from one end to the other." ■•Well," solemnly replied Ward, "that beats all the streams that I ever heard of. By the way, 1 think I can make out some large boats anchored up tlie stream there—wliat are they, propellers or side wheelers ?" 1 replied that they were mere canal boats, and were moved by horse power. "Ah ! I didn't think the stream was as shal low as that." said Artemns. ••As shallow as what?" "Why, you say that those boats are pulled along by horses. Now, of course, they must walk iu front of tlie boat, mustn't tliev? 1 used to run a stone boat on my lamented Uncle John's farm, and 1 distinctly remember tliat tlie horses walked along iu front." I mentally declared that 1 had never before met with snob ignorance. 1 spent some time in explaining the peculiarities of the big ilitcli, aud just as 1 had begun to think that at last I had set the stranger right on the subject, lie knocked my hopes into kindling wood by remarking : "I suppose tliat when the stream dries up in summer they put the boats on wheels, don't they ?" Then I began again and explained every feature in tlie canal, from New York to Erie. How attentively he listened to my words. 1 can still sec tliat melancholy face, lit by the sad light of the stars, and those mournful eyes looking into mine so earnestly; and again 1 hear, as 1 did then, after 1 had talked for nearly half an hour, going fully into the details of boating, the low. pathetic drawl : "Any saw mills on this stream that you know of?" Shortly after some gentlemen came along who seemed to lie acquainted with my obtuse ! friend. Presently one called him Artemus, I anil then I commenced to reflect. I always I reflect best when I'm hid away somewhere. so l went and hid myself.