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cv li [)LUME4,m 24. BUTTE, MONTANA: TUESDAY, NOV. IS. 1879. WHOLE NO. 182 idle 2$edU'i) flitter. IWHKD EVERY 1'UESDA Y MORNING —BY THE 1er Publishing Company BROWS, i 1 i : i i ! Business Manager. TERMS—1ST MAIL: Jopy one month..........................# 50 n pV six months.......................... » 00 0 py twelve months.................... 5 00 voreil by Carrier, 50 ets. per month ; paya tho Carrier each month, ertlslng rates will be furnished on appll JV OUNCE OF MIRTH." ieu we see a house on lire, we think of noted writers,—Dickens, Howitt, Burns. odor, examine iny tongue," said a good pi, "and tell me wliat it needs." "It I rost," replied the doctor. !e ,iere ' Jenes, why don't you fence in premises?" "Oh, there's no need of it, iS as my wife's always a-railing around mise, is there?" ise for information," said a mendier of islative body. "I am very glad to hear aid a bystander; "no man wants it Irishman, who was drinking the health ijshop, gave this toast:—"May your rivi live to eat the old hon that crows over grave !" ieinteresting marriage statistics are given d Galveston News. It says that Sbakes was married when lie was 18, Dante at il Brigham Young when lie was 18,1!), , 22, 23, 24 and so on. lie—recitation room in natural history, uclor: 'Mr. X., have you ever put your down on any one's breast and listened heart beats as Huxley describes them?" l„ blushing, "Yes, sir." re is a village in New Hampshire which educed twenty-six editors. It. was in on to this circumstance that a pious dea j marked: "Yes, there's twenty-six of'em, s they've all left the town, I reckon the won't lav It tip agin us." perplexed Genuan who had made a gar fora youth, ami found himself unable pose of the. surplus fullness which ap 1 when trying it on the young candidate, red vociferously that "de coat ish goot. no limit of de coat. De poy ish loo there a letter here in a scented envel nrniy wife?" he asked of the postmaster, I the green fire from his eyes made the look like a leafy forest. "Yes, sir," ered tire postmaster, as he handed it out. eslous man tore it open at once, when lo «hold ! it was the milliner's bill for fifty is. No succeeding chapters. ten the prodigal son had returned home, iks the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the fat lit was killed and placed before hint on tble. he turned up his nose at it and said: it Goodness! Haven't von got any other of meat but that? I alius did bate veal." wish I were you about two hours," she villi great tenderness. "And why, my " he asked, with considerable interest, »use,"she said, toying coyly and affect ely with his watch chain, "because 1 would buy niy wife anew bonnet." Countess gets up on a elmir to explain friant man how site wishes the cliaudel aiied. beg your ladyship's pardon," says the do c respectfully, " but one leg of the chair our ladyship condescends to stand upon of repair, ami if your ladyship doesn't out she'll break her darn neck!" a tavern in Calcutta there is a notice on the walls; "Guests are requested not at the waiters and servants." This r the notice in a London inn: "l)o not servants on the stairs, it makes them the dishes;" and the solemn admonition aland stuck oiUthe door of the only 1" in Blue Dog Gulch, Arizona: "Gen arc earnestly requested toremovc their before etiring." NOTES. aural Miles, the Indian tighter, lias re eii $10,777 insurance in t,iie St. Louis s on his own baggage and that of nine ot "Bceis, which was sunk in the Missouri 11 "hen the steamer Cameron a snag. business of the ' Vest er n Union is iu ig so rapidly that additional wires are solute necessity on all the main lines, hey are being supplied. : Railroad Gazeife'says that 1,470 miles of ail have been made in the United States far this year, against 631 in 1875. fxi Pratt, a leading Mormon, goes in for Hg every gentile who s ys anything »t the institution. More than that, he !" furnish the wood and light the tire, is evidently a very liberal man. large portion of the emigrants to this ry goes lo Texas, the emigrants being »'(I to go to that. State by promises of ■»os and self-cocking pistols, made to by agents who are visiting England in tteresls of emigration to Texas. Suita of Zanzibar is getting very ped. He lias practically suppressed the trade, ami With a determined hand, res dinner parties in a European fashion, music from an excellent hand, decorated and all sorts ot luxuries. lli$ High hives out in u carriage and four, with adders in scarlet and gold, siilent llayes will reeeoiumend in ids Message that Alaska he given a govern similar to those now established in the lories of the U nited States. If his recoin '»tion is adopted. Alaska will oiler a field for enterprising men to go up and get ofliees. No country is iuhospita 1 which a man can hold office. bough as proianc as "the army in hrs," Mr. Chandler was a man of sincere Mit convictions, and was as intolerant them as lit. was on the subject of ft. His wife and daughter arc members 'Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Chandler firm adherent of and believer in the of Calvin. He was always very reveren hen religious subjects were before him. bended church regularly. i 1 I ! TELEGRAMS! UNITED STATES. New York, Xov. 8—News was received here to-dnv thaf the well known whaling schooner Florence, lately employed by Capt if. II. Howgate, of the Signal Bureau in polar investigations, under command of Captain lyson, has been lost in the Cumberland straits, to the east of Hudson's Bay. She parted her chains and went under during the gale. Nobody was lost,. The Florence was owned by C. A. Williams, of New Bedford. Un one trip l o the South Shetland Islands, she made in 1877 three hundred thousand dollais by bringing in fur and seal skins. Her cap lain received $01), 0Ü0 as his share. She was less than 100 tons burthen. The crew were taken off by a Seotcli vessel. Sax Francisco, Nov. 8.—A report not fully verified was received this afternoon from Eureka, Humbolt county, that outlaws, who recently had a fight with the sheriff's posse in Mendocino county, had been overtaken near Red mountain, where a fight ensued, resulting in the wounding of several of the pursuers anil killing of all the outlaws. The whaling bark Dawn arrived to-day from the arctic regions. On September 28, within twenty-five miles of Herald Island, saw the wreck of a steamer, supposed to be the Jeanette. The ice began to open rapidly; to the north saw Herald Island, and in Octo ber could go all around it. On the 7th of October, die captain's report continues, we saw Wrangle's land, distant less than twenty! five miles east, the coast line showing very little snow, butthe mountains in the interior were covered with snow. Could not see any ice between us and Wrangle's land, and we were much surpiised, as the outlook was very discouraging in the first part of September. I now think that the exploring vessel, the Jean ette, will reach land, aud we may expect to hear from her next January. Chicago, Nov. 9.—The organization of a mining board and stock board was completed in this city Saturday evening. A board of directors of fifteen substantial business men was elected. These men represent capital and active business, and their connection with the enterprise is an augury of success. The large amount of Chicago and Western capital that is being invested in winning property is un derstood to be the moving cause of the organ ization. it is announced that good rooms have already been secured, and that the board will open for business on the first of Decem ber. New Bedford, Nov. 9.—The list of lost on the schooner Petrel includes eight passen gers, only one, Benjamin Martin, being an American. The lest of the passengers and all of the crew were Portugese. Toledo, O., Nov. 9.—A special from Na poleon, Ohio, to the Commercial [states that a dis .strous rire le-oke out in that place at 2:30 a. m. to-day, consuming nineteen buildings. The loss will reach $100,000; about one-lialf of which is covered by insurance. St. Louis, Nov. 8.—News reached here at midnight that the west span of the St. Louis, Kansas City <& Northern Railroad bridge, crossing the Missouri river at St. Charles, fell about half-past eight o'clock to-night. A stock train of seventeen cars with seven men on it was precipitated into the liver and none of tiie men have been found. The telegraph wires were taken down with the bridge and no particulars of the accident have been re ceived. A temporary office has been opened Ids side of the bridge and additional inform ation will be obtained if possible. Later—Three dead bodies and three badly injured men have beer recovered from the river. At this late hour it is impossible lo learn the names or residences of the unfortu nates. The conductor, engineer and fireman escaped, by the breaking of the connection between the cars. St. Louis, Nov. 9.—A visit to-day to the St. Charles billige, one span of which fell last night, disclosed a terrible wreck and destruc tion of property. Conductor Kiiley testified before the coroner's jury tin's afternoon 1 Hat the tiuiu was all right when it passed on to the bridge. Another theory is that the bridge was struck by lightning, a very heavy storm having prevailed about an hour before the dis aster. lie heard a crash of timbers and iron and tHe great splashing of water, and then lie sprang out of the side door of the caboose on to the Hour of the bridge, and approached to within only a few feet of the chasm before he could regain his feet; saw the caboose plunge down the awful abyss of 80 feet. His escape is one of the most wonderful on record. Charles Irvv.u, brakeman, was on top of the caboose and went down with it. He was so terribly mangled that lie died at noon to-day. Conductor Kirley swore that he lias taken hundreds of more heavily laden trains across than the one under which il broke ; and that it had recently been inspected by competent peisous and pronounced sound, and he could give no reason for tiie accident. Mr. Stralian simply related his experience. Tiie damage lo the bridge is estimated at $75,000 ; value of ears and stock about $25,000. A temporary wooden truss will be put up as speedily as possible, and in tiie meantime a track will he laid to tiie ferry landing, and passengers and freight transferred by boat. Sax Francisco, Nov. 9.—The Indians at William's Lake, British Columbia,are report ed starving. Their chief lias hail translated ror publication a pathetic appeal to Her Maj esty recounting hmv they have been deprived of their lands and means of livelihood by the whites and asking for relief, saying that his young men will not starve in peace. New York, Nov. 9.—The Herald says: " At the Republican headquarters the greatest confidence a as expressed that the entire Re publican State ticket had been elected, in cluding Soule, candidate for State Engineer and Surveyor." Tiie Sun's returns give Hotter, Dem., a ma jority of about 2.090. Horatio Seymour, jr., Deni , has nearly 1.009 majority. It is prob able that Wadsworth, Rep., for Comptroller, and Ward, Rep, for Attorney-General, is elected. Carr, Rep., for Secretary of Sta'e, uns very close to Reach, with the chances in favor ol iiis being elected. Between Wendell, | Rep., for Treasurer, and Mackey, the race is very close. Loxnox, Nov, 9.—Sir Austin Layard lias Mien instructed to enter upon negotiations j immediately with regard to the reforms in Asia Minor. A Vienna dispatch savs Prince i Lahaiiotf returned to Constantinople from j Livadia. lie adi ised tiie Porte to fulfill the | j i j wishes of England relative to Asia Minor. A Madrid correspondent to a London paper telegraphs that he is informed that persons say if Premier Martinez Campos does not car ry the abolition bill, and the reforms in the West Indies on a free-trade basis, he, with the support of Seîior Canovas del Castilo, will ask the king to dissolve the Cortes, and in the meantime govern Cuba by a royal decree. Loxdox, Nov. 8.—The Stap.dords dispalcli from Rome says the Vatican has determined to appoint Monsignor Varden Brandon one of the Pope's secret Chamberlains, to be Coadju tor to Cardinal des Chainpes, Archbishop of Malines, with the right of succession to that see. This important nomination indicates a conciliatory attitude toward Belgium. v Times dispatch from Calcutta says there se ms to be little doubt of the Aiueer's ticach r .y. The general opinion is that he will be sent as a state prisoner to India. A Berlin dispatch lo the Times says news has been received at Moscow from Baker that the troops on the expedition into Turkestan are in a pitiable condition. They have lost half their number. Appearances to-day are more favorable to the maintenance of peace, but the danger of difficulties with Russia is not yet over. The threatened movement of the British Mediter ranean fleet undoubtedly warned Turkey of her peril, and checked the intrigues of Russia at Constantinople. Count Shouvalolf has received his formal letters of recall from the Russian embassy in England, and as no one has been appointed to take his place, this is regarded as rather ominous. Sax Francisco, Nov. 9.—Saint Julian's trot to beat His own time, has been postponed one week, on account of heavy track from the rains. One of our Rhode Island exchanges has a part.mont entitled, " The State at Large." dehat sarcasm ! Washington, Nov. 10.—The following is among the business transacted in the Supreme Court to-day: Union Consolidated Silver Slicing Company plaintiffs in error vs. Jas. I). Taylor in error lo the circuit court of the United States for the district of Nevada. This was an action of ejectment brought lo recover possession of an undivided interest equal to five feet of the mining claim on the Comstock lode in Storey county. Under agreement of the parties the ease was tried by the U. S. Circuit Court with jury. A finding of facts was made and on that finding judgment was rendered in behalf of Taylor, plaintiff below. That judgment is hereby affirmed, no error appearing in the record. Justice Strong delivered the opinion. Field did not sit in the case. Frank Saul et al. plaintiffs in error vs. tiie United States in error from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Cali fornia. This was a suit on collection of bond for alleged failure to perform certain condi tions. The errors assigned hero all refer to the evidence admitted and instructions given to the jury in the court below. This court holds they were not errors and affirms the circuit court judgment. Clifford delivered the opinion. Orlando North & P. Newman, assignees etc., plaintiffs in error vs. Win. McDonald & II. Booth in error to the supreme court, of Wyoming. Judgment affirmed with costs. Chief Justice delivered the opinion. St. Louis, Nov. 10.—Mail advices from the interior says a tornado destroyed the railroad depot and two or three other buildings at Pageville, Saturday, and General Joe Shelby and Sliarron, who were in one house when it was torn down, were injured, the latter fatal ly. Two or three other persons were slightly injured. The town of Strasburg was also visited by the storm. Charlotte, N. C., November 10.—In Lancaster county, S. C., Saturday night, a white woman, Mrs. James Adams, cut tiie throats of her five children and then set fire to her clothing and burned to death. Sup posed to have been insane. Richmond. November 10.—The Readjus ters are firing cannon to-night over their claimed victory in the State. Augusta, Ga., November 10.—The vener able Dr. Lovelace Pierce, tiie father i f Meth odism in Georgia, died at his home at Sparta. Aged 95. Fortress Monroe, November 10.—The large academy hall at the Norma! Agricultural School, near Hampton, burned. Loss, $50, 000 ; insured. New York, November 10.—Three hun dred thousand dollars in gold were received to-day from Europe. San Francisco, November 10.—The rise m Hale & Norcross is based on reports of an ore strike in the cross-cut on the 2100-foot level. As.ays have been made of some of tiie rock miming from three to four hundred dollars per ton. These assays are made from rock furnished by Supt. Deidesheiiuer and it is not slated whether they represent a fair average or are selected samples. Stock went up to twenty-three in formal session this morning, but subsequently declined to figures given in the regular quotations. Washington, Nov. 10.—Mr. Bailey. U. S. Consul-General at Shanghai, China, in a dis patch to the Department of State reports there will not be more than hail' of a cotton crop in that district. This will probably make an unusual demand in China and Japan for cotton goods. The U. S. Consul at Odessa reports to the Department of State that the wheat crop of Russia will lull far short of the usual harvest, and that American wheat must be in great demand in all parts of Europe. The Supreme Court of the District of Col umbia to-day dismissed the petition filed by Thomas McBride, of Utah, praying for a mandamus upon the Secretary of the Interior to compel him to deliver a patent for certain lands in Utah for which McBride pre-empted, and for which a patent was granted, but was recalled from the Salt Lake City Land Office before delivery, the Department having in the meanwhile discovered that the land in ques tion had been covered by a town-site entry of the Mormon authorities of Grantville. Chief Justice Carter in announcing the decision of the Court said that this was a very interesting ease, in which was presented a glaring at tempt of the Mormons to monopolize all tiie soil of Utah capable of irrigation, and to swallow up all the villages by Mormon town site entries, etc., but the sole question that could be considered by the Court was wheth er the title was eonsumateil in the petitioner. The Court held that the title had not passed to him by tiie mere execution of a patent, and r.liat the sending of the patent to a local land office did not pass the title for a local land officer is a constituent part of the Gov ernment. The wife of Senator Davis, of Illinois, died at Stoekbridge to-day. Notification lias been received at the Post office Department that the Republic of Ven ezuela has become a member of the universal postal union, to date from the first of next January. New York, Nov. 10.—Governor-elect Cor nell and others have prepared to call a meet ing of the National Republican .Committee to be held at Washington December 17ih, to take appropriate action upon the deal h of Hon. Z. Chandler, and to consider the lime and place for the next National Convention. Up to one o'clock this afternoon the offers of 0 per cent, bonds at the Sub-Treasury for sale to the government at not more than 1.06, the limit fixed l>y Secretary Sherman, amounted to $7.170,000. Tiie Cashier said some of these offers were from persons out ot the city. All hope for the missing ones of the steam ship Champion is not yet abandoned. There was a large quantity of food and boxes float ing about, and some of the men at ieast might be able to hold on and he picked up by passing vessels. The United Slates Sub-Treasury lias pur chased the full amount of $10,000,000 author ized by Secretary Sherman's circular, and has paid out therefor $4,500,000 up to three o'clock ; the remainder will be paid to-mor row. It. is understood that the Secretary of the Treasury will soon issue another call for an additional $10,000,000. New York, Nov. 11.— The official canvass occurs throughout the State (o-dav ; mean while the Democrats claim the election of their Lieut-Governor and one or two other State officers, while the Republicans claim the entire State ticket except one. All doubt will probably be dispelled to-day. El Paso, Texas, Nov.—A desperate fight took place yesterday at Candeloria Mountain, fifty miles south of here in the State of Chi huahua, Mexico, between a large band of In dians, about 200, and a party of 50 men from Cariza, New Mexico, 32 of whom were killed and 18 escaped wounded. The Indians were the same party Major Morrow was after. They came from the Florida Mountains by Germans Lake to the Candeloria Mountains, where the party after them was ambushed by the Indians behind rocks. The fight lusted all day. Chicago, Nov. 11.—The chief Chinese residents had a meeting to-night, and decided to advise tiie Chinese Six Companies that Wung Chin Foo, who is lecturing here on the decline of Confucius, is a bad man who was driven from China for his crimes, and that he should properly bo returned to China and re ceive the full penalty of the law. Mr. Foo, who is extremely well educated and talented, has written a letter to the papers confessing that his intrigues in Chinese official circles caused him to leave the Celestial Empire, and stating that he has but little fear of extradi tion, as he is a naturalized citizen of the United States. New York, November 10.—The Herald's Washington special correspondent says it is understood that Sherman will urgently re commend in iiis annual report tiie repeal of tiie law making it mandatory upon the. Treas ury Department to coin standard dollars. He will show that not one fourth of the amount already coined has gone into circulation. Its accumulation is not only becoming a source of annoyance to the Treasury but tiie currency Is being locked up in a most unsatis factory manner by the provisions of the law requiring a monthly coinage ot not less than two millions of standard silver dollars, be sides it is a useless tax on the capacity of the mint. Tiie discontinuance of the coinage ot silver would enable the Mint at Philadelphia to com the large amount of gold which has aceuniulated this fall. General Raum reports that there would have been an alarming falling oil' in the rev enues this year except for the increase of re ceipts from the taxation of whiskey, and gives facts and figures to strengthen the statement. Nearly me hundred vessels, many of them being coasters, left their anchorage off Staten Island yesterday to go to sea. Representative Buckner, chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency, is in town to investigate the affairs of the national banks doing business here. The World made him a sharp lecture, concluding thus: "New York is not a provincial, but is the metropol itan State; she is the most powerful State in this Union; her feet can not be swept from under her, either by cries of the "Solid South," or by the waving of the "bloody shirt," or by the Western patent medicine clamor for "a new way to pay old debts." No man will be President without the vote of New York in 1880, and no man will get that vote, lie lie Democratic or Republican, who lacks a "solid" record for "honest money" and a temper which will make New Y ork feel assured that lie cannot be cajoled or bul lied by communists or debt shirkers. If tiie Democratic party of New Y'ork had suspected Governor Robinson of sympathizing with the views which Buckner is reported to have ex pressed in this city, about 15 minutes would have sufficed to count his ballots one week ago to-night." Philadelphia, Nov. 11.—An examination of Hie bark Lady Octavia shows that she was only slightly damaged by collision with the steamer Champion. New York, Nov. 11__The boat which Courtney intended to row against Hanlan, but which was sawed into the night before, is on exhibition at a Bioadwav store. St. Louis, Nov. 11.—Advices from North Martin, Arkansas, says t hat a tornado passed through part of Crawford county last Satur day, destr lying nearly everything in its course, anil killing seveial persons. San Francisco, Nov. 11.—The distribu tion of the estate of \V. S. O'Brien, deceased, amounting to nine millions of dollais, which was to have taken place on the 29th of August lust, ,by a decision of the Probate court, rendered yesterday, has been indefinitely postponed. The estate was defendant in four of the suits brought by John II. Burke against J. C. Flood anil others, amounting to $38,944. Burke filed his opposition to a i)is tribution, together with copies of complaints in all actions pending, and which was demur ed to by the executors and legates of the es tate. Judge Murdock, of the Probate court, says: "Sufficient appears in opposition to show that partial distribution should not be made until the controversy as to the rights ot Burke is disposed of." Boise City, Nov. 11.—A dispatch from ! Captain H. Collins of company "A" of the ! Twenty-first infantry, stationed at Fort Boise, I was killed, yesterday afternoon, by the horses ! of the post ambulance hr which he was rid ing. running away and smashing the vehicle. Little Rock, Nov. 11. —A terrific storm passed over a portion of Crawford county, on Saturday last, about 3 p. m. At Van Buren bail fell in an unprecedented quantity ; hail stones were found in the streets one by three ipches in dimensions. The centre ot its force seemed to be near the natural dome, 16 miles north of the track. It was half a mile wide, and a clean sweep was made of every thing in its path. Trees were twirled like straw, houses were unroofed and overturned, and in places not even a sapling was left standing ; one house was lifted and transport ed out of sight. John Newton wa3 killed, and quite a number had legs or arms broken. Washington, Nov. 11.—-A large amount of lumber has been recovered and considera ble sums of money have been received as compromises on suits brought by the Govern ment against timber depredators, and many other suits are still pending. At a regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees for the District of Columbia to night, the question was settled of the applica tion of Mrs. Belra A. Lockwood and six other women for placing a woman on the School Board, which was first sent to the President, anil by him referred to the Attorney General, then to the District Commissioners' School Board. The latter to-niglit adopted a report admitting that there is no legal obstacle to women's serving as members of district school hoards, but taking this ground, there are grave objections as a matter of policy, and that, therefore, the application should be re fused. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Eaton, widow of Gen. John II. Eaton, Secretary of War under President Jackson, took place in this city to-day, and was largely attended. New York, Nov. 11.—A Washington spe cial lo tiie World says: "The notorious Filz Hugh, well known as the 'biger man than old Grant,' recently told a reporter that the people of the South would be realty glad to see Grant in the Presidential chair again. New York, Nov, 11.—The official canvas of the election returns, throughout the State began to-day, and will not be completed before Friday or Saturday. Returns have been received from 14 counties. The Times's last table made out an apparent majority of 022 for Hoskins, for Lieutenant Governor, 2,008 for Carr for Secretary of State, 0,053 for Wadsworth for Comptroller, 7,220 for Ward for Attorney General, 4,040 for Wen dell for Treasurer and G,1S5 for Seymour for State Engineer. All of the above are Republicans excepting Seymour. The fourteen counties above re ferred to, as compared with the Times's table, show a loss of thirty-six for Hoskins, one hun dred and sixteen for Can-, a gain of thirty- three for Wadsworth, a loss of 574 for Wen dell. anil a gain of 1,545 for Seymour. The Sun says the official returns from about half of the counties show slight Republican gains over previous estimates, enough to indi cate that the vote for Lieutenant Governor Will be very close, and that the Republicans may have carried the remainder of the State ticket except for Engineer and Surveyor. Tiie World claims the election of Potter, Macken and Seymour. Utica, Nov. 11.—The canvas is made but not confirmed by the Supervisors on account of the returns of the Fifth Ward, Utica, not being filed. It is claimed they cannot now be received, and will be thrown out; if they are, Anderson, Republican, will be elected Senator over Stearns, Democrat, by eighty-six majority. Petersburg, Va., Nov. 11.—It being gen erally conceded that the Readjusters have car ried tiie State by a small majority, the leaders of that party are preparing for ii grand cele bration in honor of their victory. Los Pinos, Gol., Nov. 9, via Lake City, Col., 10—General Adams, a member of the Peace Commission, has arrived. Col. Hatch is expected to-morrow. The Commission will he ready to take testimony the 12th inst. If the Utes had been consulted on their choice they would have selected General Crook. SUavinaw, a chief, says : " Crook have new way fight Indians. He no tell lie. We like him." This is the universal sentiment among the Utes. The result of the Commis sion is idle to conjecture. A month will not see the end of their labors. A majority of the White River Utes are camped about sev enty miles from here. They are afraid to ac cept the invitation of Schurz aud chief Ouray to come. Washington, Nov. S.—The following telegram was received at the War Depart ment : Fort Sill, I. T.. Nov. 0. To General Sherman : Deputy United States Marshal Johnson arrested in this vicinity about ten citizens, three for receiving stolen United States property. Johnson started to Dalles, with t lit prisoners and was overtaken by the sheriff's posse. Johnson aud the prisoners were brought before the local civil authorities and released, and Johnson was held to answer for false imprisonment. Johnson re-arrested the prisoners and was fined for contempt of court. He then went to Dalles and returned with warrants and arrested the local civil officers for resistance. The prisoners first arrested defy Johnson, are armed and threaten to resist him and prevent a removal of the civil officers held as prisoners. The Marshall is powerless. All the citizens, headed hv the local civil officers resist and obstruct him. I am satisfied lie could not arrest the men taken from him by the local authorities, nor remove tiie civil officers held as prisoners. The ordinance store house lias not been robbed by citizens, but, about a year ago, by a soldier, who is serving sentence therefore. 1 have declined to take any of the prisoners into custody, or take any part in the squabble, unless ordered by competent authority. (Signed) Eskridge, Commanding. FOREIGN. Paris, Nov. 10.—A telegram received here states that the Chilians in taking Pisaqua ex perienced a determined resistance from the Peruvians and lost 501) men killed and woun ded, London, Nov. 10.—A Yalpariso dispatch of October 7th says : " A combined attack by the Chilian land and sea forces was made on Pisaqua. which was taken after a bombard ment which lasted five hours. 300 Chilians j were killed anil wounded." » It is rumored that a revolution lias broken ! out in Lima. Toronto. Nov. 11. -Hanlan will go to j England and row the w inner of the Eliot ! Boyd match for the Challenge cup. I Constantinople, Nov. It.—Prince Lo Imroff has informed Samar Pasha, Minister of a Foreign Affairs, that he does not bear any proposals from tiie Russian government. Sainar Pasha has declared lo Sir Austin Layard that the attacks of the Turkish press on tiie policy of England are wholly unin spired. Count Zichy, Austrian Ambassador, will have an audience with the Sultan on the I5tli inst., when he will present his letters of re call. He will leave the city in three weeks Berlin, Nov. 11.—The National Zeituny says : "Bismarck is not only suffering from iiis old neuralgic complaints, but symptoms of a constitutional malady have appeared,causing some apprehensions. Paris, Nov. 11.—A private letter from Rome reports the Queen oi Italy seriously ill with a fever. London, Nov. 11.—A Berlin correspondent hears from a well informed quarter in St. Petersburg that during the recent correspond ence between the Czar and Emperor Wil liam, the latter assured I lie Czar in a special private letter that neither he nor his son would ever make war against Russia. A Berlin dispatch says the measles, scar letina anil diptheria are making great ravages among the youthful population of St. Peters burg. In certain districts of the Empire the danger is so great that several colleges have been closed. A dispatcli from Vienna says the rumored resignation of Prince Gorlsehakoff has be come a fact, and Gortscliakoff is now about to retire. Tiie Foreign Department will be con ducted by Degiess until a successor to the Prince is appointed. A Vienna dispatch from Constantinope re ports that a Russian naval officer has arrived there to purchase four Turkish iron clads. The Times in commenting on Lord Baeons tielil's speeeli at the Lord Mayor's banquet last night, points at the absence of any refer ence to the Eastern question, or to the Anglc Turkish Convention, and says : ''But if the speech is not exciting it is not disturbing, and the explanations offered by the Chancellor of the Exchecquer respecting finances will com bine with Baconsfield's account of the revival of trade, to produce a reassuring impression to the tone of disappointment which per vades." Paris, November 11.—Abdul Kader, the famous Algerian chief, died at Damascus to dttv, aged 72. Constantinople, No ember 11.—There is reason to fear that the reckless, dogged and passive resistance which, has hitherto baffled all efforts of the British Ambassador to Tur key will be prolonged, and that country will continue to sink gradually as it lias been doing for the last twelve months until the catastrophe produces a radical change in tile situation. Berlin, November 11.—The editors of all the principal newspapers in St. Petersburg hate recently been summoned lo the Press Bureau of the Ministry of the Interior anil instructed with reference to the conduct of their respective papers. They were informed that frequent complaints have been received from Lirada that articles in the St. Peters burg press have interfered with tiie Imperial policy and therefore they must not continue in the same strain. The relations of Russia with Germany or Austro-llungary or with France must not he discussed. England may be discussed, but judiciously. These ^rule's must be continued until the Emperor's return to St. Petersburg a month hence. City op Meyico, Oct. 22.—A bank has been established in order to develop the mines of the Sierra Majoda. Numbers of Californians are going to the mines. A ricli gold mine and a quicksilver mine have been discoverd in Oaxaca. London, November 20.—The steamer St. Louis leaves Liverpool to-day for New Or leans with 120 passengers, nearly all for Texas. There are manyfariuersaruong them, some with families, and a number of mer chants. A Vienna correspondent says it is announ ced from Constantinople that Midliat Pasha has indefinitely withdrawn his resignation. A Bucharest dispatch reports the cattle plague spreading in Maldaria. Paris, November 11.—The press here is mostly disappointed in Beaconsfield's speech on account of its omissions and in diplomatic circles the speech has occasioned neither sur prise nor disappointment. Berlin. Nov. 11.—Beaconsfield's speech has created an excellent impression here. EDUCATIONAL NOTES. The School Board of Woodstock, Illinois, contemplates establishing a cabinet of zoology and botany. According to tbe forthcoming printed report oi the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Illinois, for 1877-78; this State contains only 4,502 childrenbetweenthe ages of 12 and 21 wlioeaunot read and write, 2,018 males and 1.944 females. The whole number of male teachers em ployed in the public schools of Illinois in 1S77-7S was 9,475 ; female teachers, 12.817 : in Michigan, in 1870-77, 3,781 males, and 9. 220 females ; in Iowa, the same year, 7,848 males and 12,518 females ; in Indiana, 8,li>9 males and 5,405 females. Chinese scliools are eliary about conferring their degrees. They are slow to make progress, anil still hold the idea that a degree ought to mean something. At a recent compel!vc examination forty-two of these degrees were conferred on candidates who had not obtained them until past ninety years of age. The New Orleans scliools cannot accom modate as now managed the large number of pupils applying for admission. The superin tendent proposes, therefore, and very wisely, that only the lawful number of sixty scholars shall constitute a class in the primary depart ment ; and that applicants in excess of that number shall be organized into a separate class for the afternoon session, the others to be dismissed at noon. But what we do protest against, on general principles, is the tendency in too many instances to employ "cheap teachers." Surely, if the mind is worthy of culture, it should have the best talent that can be had. When the question is narrowed down to a choice between A. who can be employed at thirty three dollars a month, or B. who can be had at thirty dollars, without reference to their quailificatious, the whole business is reduced to a very low plane, indeed. It is not the common sense, business plane. It is not tiie policy that governs the thrifty farmer in buy ing a horse.—Bi irlinqlon Hawkeye.