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THE Philadelphia Board of Trade, On the S3d, adopted resolutions approving the compromise plan for settling thePrcsi Vdantiai question, and in Harrisburg, on the evening of the same day, at a large netting of citizens, resolutions wore indorsing the report of the com nifctec. ON the 83d, the JTew Jersey Legislature elected John It': MacPberaon to .thc United States Senatej by one majority, F. T. Frellnglniyaeii, the present WW r. Senator. OK the 33d, the Miunesota Senate, by decided majority, adopted Join resolu tions instructing her Senators, and re .questing Jier Representatives, in Congress to support the bill pending before, that body to settle the Presidential complica tions. The Indianapolis, Chicago and «. Louis Baswda of Trade hare also adopted rcssiutions favoring the Compro .pise Electoral bill, and requesting Sen ators and Members of Congress from their respective States to support it. ^JTHE Secretary of the Treasury, on the 24th, issued* call for the redemption of *0,000,000 of 5-20 bonds of 1865, May ibid November. A WASHINGTON dispatch of the 34th •ays cx-Secretary Belknap bad notified Uje District Attorney that he should apply the 29tii inat. for an immediate trial the suit against him in the Circuit 3J'^3burt of the District, and fsk to be dis- '•'f'ekarged in case the prosecotion were not to proceed with it. THK Judiciary Committee of the Na tlonil House of Representatives have tired that articles of impeachment I not be preferred against George -tjJP!" Robeson, Secretary of the Navy. ,-U ON the 34th, the Connecticut Senate Jjwsed resolutions indorsing the Compro- Wise Electoral bill pending in Congress. .. At a large meeting at Faneuil Hall, Bos ton, on the 23d, the Conference plan of aAtling the Presidential question was ap pioved. THE Minnesota House of Representa s, by nearly a two-thirds vote, indorsed Electoral Compromise bill, on the 34th. The Delaware Legislature also passed, on the same day, resolutions in dorsing the measure, and requesting the Jfcproscntatives of the State in Congress to support It. *THB Massachusetts and Connecticut lower Houses passed resolutions, on the indorsing the Congressional Com promise Electoral bill—the former by a of 189 to 19, and the lUter by a rote -jgg 119 to 78. 'ON the 35th, the Illinois Legislature •'Hjected Judge David Davis, of the Su-' pranc Court, United States Senator, to •jeeeed Gen. Logan. The vote on the 'iprtieth and flnal ballot stood: Davis, Lawrence, 94 Haines, 3 Logan, 1 THE Illinois House of Representatives, by a vote of 88 to 50, on the 25th, approved the Congressional Compromise Electoral •JS1 '"TnE New York Senate, on the 26th, by .vote of 15 to 6, adopted resolutions ap ng^he Electoral Compromise bill. :-.»ON (iieSOth, the Supreme Court of South tStrolim i rendered a decision in the quo warranto proceeding* against the Hayes Hectors, dismissing the suit on the ground tint it was illegally prosecuted, being brought on the part of the State instead of the United States. COLUMBUS (Ohio) dispatch of the '"IMthsays: "In referring to the passage of the bill for counting the Electoral vote, jGtov. Hayes said to a friend several days r, but who makes it public this morn- I want it distinctly understood that 3o not desire to influence the action of ,5bngress one way or the other in t'je mat ter of the Electoral bill, or any othermat ter relating to the Presidential election. Hie whole thing is in the hands of Con jpess, and I shall be content with its action.Messrs. Tilden and Hendricks Me represented to have expressed them pelves satisfied with the proposed arbitra tion. ON the 26th, the West Virginia Legisla ^twe re elected H. 6. Davis to the United States Senate, and chose P. Hereford to AH the vacancy caused by the death of the late Senator Caperton. The Georgia legislature elected Benjamin H. Hill, on T*" flfc same day, to succeed Mr. Norwood in Senate. ON the 37th, the Republican caucus of file members of the National House of Representatives chose Messrs. Garfield and .-Hoar as the representatives of the party in House branch of the Electoral Com mission. Mr. McCrary declined a nomi nation. Mr. Hoar had forty-two votes to forty for Hale. Mr. Garfield was the »liaanimous choice. THK Congressional vote on the Electoral flows: mpromise bill was divided politically as In the Senate, twenty-six Demo crats and twenty-one Republicans voted the measure, and sixteen Republicans nd one Demoocrat (Eaton of Conn) against it there were eleven Senators either absent or not voting. In the House, 154 Democrats and thirty-seven Rtpi iblieans voted for the bill, and sixtv afcic Republicans and seventeen Demo VMits against it. JMKWBS. MOODT AKD SAKKEY began their revival meetings at the Tabernacle, in Boston, on the afternoon of the 38th. He building, which seats 6,000, was idled in every portion, and it is estimated (b&t 10,000 people were turned away from (tie doors, being unable to gain admis- MUCH excitcment baa been lately ocea? Honed in Chicago because of the alarm tag prevalence of scarlet ferer and diph 4fena. Meetings of physicians have been held to devise means to stay the progress of the diseases. The mortality among children has been very large. fesaioai tbnony was referred to the Jadiciary Committee At a Cabinet meeting, in Washington, on the 2Sd, a statement was submitted by Col. Burke, on behalf of the Supremo Court appointed by the Nicholls Govern ment, and protesting agtfast any inter ferenee with them, or -angr recognition of the appointees of the Packard gov ernment. Hie statement concludes by aJDrming that the latter can not be recognized, and .put in office by the President without recogniz ing the Packard Government, "since the Judges holding over, Howell, Wyly and Morgan, have made no claim under, this right, but, assuming that these Judges would consent to hold court pending the controversy, how could they be rein stated without a recognition of the Pack ard Government and prejudicing the cause of the Nicholls Government, pend ing investigation thereon by Congress^ the proper department to determine the controversy On the 34th, the Louisiana Republican House passed a resolution expressing full faith and confidence in the President of the National Senate, and requesting the Senators and Representatives of Louisiana to oppose the passage of the Electoral Compromise bill. On the preceding day Gov. Pack ard addressed a note tj Gen. Augur, saying he was informed that parish offi cers, holding commissions of Nicholls, took possession of the offices in Ouachita Parish, on Jan 17, in violation of the Ktatu quo. Gen. Augur called Gov. Nicholls' attention-to the complaint of Packard. Nicholls replied that he would have the matter investigated and the ousted officials reinstated. Representations were made to the Presi dent, on the 36th, that in Natchitoches Parish D. Pierson, commissioned by Nicholls' District Judge, took possession on the preceding day of the court and suspended all Republican officials of the parish also that in Ouachita Parish officers holding Nicholls com missions took possession of lla. offices Jan. 17. The Secretary of War tele graphed Gen. Augur that the President had heard both sie'es, and thought tiie Ouachita case not a violation of the ttatu f»u, but the Natchitoches case was, and ordered Gen. Augur to restore the status as it existed there Jan. 16. moirjjb. ON the 24th, tbe credentials of 'Sen ators-elect Windom, of Minnesota, and Bailey and Harris, of Tennessee, were placed on file in the Senate. Consideration was then resumed of the Compromise bill in regard to counting tbe Electoral vote, Mr. Sargent speaking against the measure. He was fol lowed by Mr. Conkling, who finished liis re- markb begun the dny before in favor of the jiH. Messrs. Morton, Morrill and Maine rpokc atrainst the measure, Messrs. Bayard, ftiurman and Christiam-y, Stevenson and Howe supporting it, and at three a. on the 25th, the Senate waa still in session .... In the House, the debate was continued on the resolution relative to the powers, privi leges and duties of the House in counting tbe Blectoral vote. A bill was passed to amend the existing laws In regard to Nation al Gold Banks, the object of the bill being to allow those banks to issue gold notes to the amount of ninety per cent, of their bonds to secure circulation, and t* require those liaoks in California to deposit with the Assistant Treasurer at 8an Fran cisco five per cent, of their circulation as a redemption fund. A resolution-was adopted —184 to 75—referring the reeent message of IhePresidentto a select committee of eleven, to inquire whether there had been an exer cise of authority not warrauted by the Con stitution and laws in tbe use of troops for bich the President was justly responsible. THK all-niglit session of the Senate was continued until 7:15 on the morning of the 25th, and ended in the passage of the Compromise b'll for counting the Electoral vote, by a vote of forty-seven yens to seven teen nays. Adjourned to the 26th The Compromise bill WAS taken up in the House and debated, Messrs. McCrary (Iowa), Hun to in, Good-', Hoar, Hewitt, Caldwell (Ten nessee), Stevenson (Illinois), Caultield, Springer and Willard speaking in favor, and Messrs. H»le, Monroe (Ohio), Smith (Penn sylvania) and (Jarttetd in opposition, to its passage- ON the 26th, a bill was introduced In the Senate to attach to tbe Territory of Wyoming a certain portion of the Black Hills country for judicial purposes. Reso lutions of the Minnesota Legislature were presented and referred in favor of the pas sage of the bill authorizing the appropria tion of the proceeds of sales of public lands within the limits of the States and Territo. ries afflicted with the grasshoppers to the use of said States and Territories in pay rneut of bounties for tbe destruction of grasshoppers aud their eugs....In the House, the Compromise Electoral bill was debated during almost the cotire session of the day, several brief speeches belug made roand con, ancl the bill was finally parsed— 91 to 86. Tbe Speaker announced the fol lowing ss the Select Committee on the Use of Troops in the Presidential Election: Messrs. Wood, Goode, Southard, Throck morton, Caldwell, Smith (Georgia), Harri son, Kasson, Foster, Eamcs and Page. ON the 27th, bills were passed in the Senate—Military Academy and Forti fication Appropriation bills, with amend ments to ratify th« agreement with certain bands of Sioux Nation Indians and with the Northern Arapahoe and Cheyenne Indians to extend for two years from the 10th of March next the »ct establishing the Board of Commissioners of Southern Claims, with to amendment providing that nothing in he bin shall be so construed as 'o extend the time for filing claims before snid Com mission, or to enlarge its jurisdiction or au feorize the filing of new elaims In the House, a report was made from the Judi ciary Committee in favor of the admission of Mr. Belford as a Representative from Colorado. The Indian Appropriation hill was passed. ON Ihe 29thf in the Senate, Mr. Bai ley, recently clected Senator from Tennes see, took the oath of.office. Tha Presi dent's Message giving his reasons for approv ing of Ua Electoral Count biii was ordered printed. A majority report of the Sub. Committee, which mads investigation in re gard to the late election in Florida was made to the effect thai tbe count of theCan Tsseing Board giTing Hayes 930majorlty was legal and Constitutronal, and that the Board bad the legal right to seek the.true vote be* hind the returns the finding of the Board eonclasite and cannot be revised by recanvass, nor reached by a writ of quo warranto, because the Electors are functus officii, or reversed by Congreaa, because the Constitution lodges the whole power in the 1 X'IIAKM P. WBTJSOR*, aged twenty, years, died in Cincinneti on tin agbjg ot the 28th of hydrophobia, aflei fpl ,, 'faring fearfully from an attack ainoQ the 88th. The deceased was bittao last sum mer ferae times byooe dog. ^£fJ|noe bj ..Mother. Thesjnnpto -j^emselve* on the 85th, but he did not -4ammoo a physician until the next day. bribe ftim CNaaft£to ««t hi! ashing_,, •ttemptHio br^be Kim tNi Vote for3B(den. CbUds Bunljft Bids no propoaitlU wh&terar to Nash relative to casting the Electordl vote, and £hat%e neir er bad of*fcnew ot any money «|iplic*ble to such purpose." V. Mr. Nash, of Golumbifljr jreiieraUd his testimony on the: 24th as trthe ellegtd attempt to brite blot to* cast bis Seel vote for ete-i he said* Chllds hs^ asked hitri jto sav nothing about tbexonver* aation they bad tn relation to roooey offered, "but that he (witness) had said he shtnild say nothing except what was true. OREGON. The"3nbfpomifiitt§6 of tbe .Senate CsCimlttee ok Privilege^ and Elections, on ihe 27ih, continued taking testimony la re laticn to the Oregon E'cctoral case. The first wttness examined was A. Bush, of the banking titm ot Ladd & Buekt tf Salem, Oregon, who testified that the $8,000 whichg! came frotn Martin & Runyon and Pelton, dnr tbe 6th of December, was received by Ma ay fees IQ lawrera^who had Uuse Mitchell. One of them, from M.\ He*itt, dated Nov. 10, to Gov. GrOver, states that private advices from Oregon were to the effect that it would require tiie offlciil count to determine the result in the Statp, and asking the Governor to44 be careful thatthe count is honest, and be certain of ine re sult before you give it.M THE HOUSE SPECIAL COMMUTES. On the 24th, the Committee on the Powers, Duties and Privileges of the House in Counting the Electoral Vote examined a nwnber of Philadelphia employes of the Western Union Telegraph Company. Henry 0'N» il tcstifiea that, on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of November, he received messages from Secretary Cam eron, W. K. Kembier, W. Mackay, Mr.Doyt and Major Morris, to be sent to Florida, but did not recollect the n^mea of the persons to whom they were sent. Remembered that a telegram sent by Mackay spoke of a party in Bedford whom he had seen, and about sending a special messenger to Florida, but remembered nothing about money or troops. J. B. Deberry, telegraph operator at the depot at Tallahassee, Fla., was before the Committee on the 25th, and, in answer to a question if he remembered any tele grams passing between Z. Chandler and Gov. Stearns between the 8th and 13th of Novem ber, replied that the first telegram of which he knew WHS from 'A. Chandler to Gov. Stearns, and was in substancc as follows: We arc absolutely sure of so many Elec toral votes for Hayes—(witness did not re member the nnmtier)—and we must have Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida, by fair means or otherwise"—he could not give the exact language Chandler also tele graphed Gov. Stearus in substancc: "send couriers to each county and secure retur. s—they must be made to show a ma jority for Hayes 44 1* 14 Notice was eiien of a minority re .mile were dijfttyHrtlMdmiilt) *af «n* tti CommitteertlMTtbeyetoAatttia law or TSJSSAASTIWWAG able to be tratedtaa la cwatewpt of its an "*rarrati! cdall v MTr.wroie ere, wttbout these ontrol over tbem tbe er ot them knew ot an returns on lAiel but that, oi the' contrary, in every act and con clusion of theira they acted to the beat of tbelr knowledge and according to law and right tbey further aaid it waa not is heir power to aurrender the papers called then adopted by the resolution all meant to pre vent certificate—very important," which be understood to refer to Watts, hot Tflton told him afterward Tt referred to Crenin witness thinks Tilton should, if he intended witness to understand Cronin was the one to be prevented from getting a c-rtiHcate, have been more definite in his dbpatch. C. Bellinger, Chairman of the Oregon Demo cratic State Committee, testified he met a man named Patrick the latter part of No vember in Ihe Clarendon Hotel, Portland, Ore, he converged with Patrick in reference t) the Oregon Electoral cas and of engag ing counsel to argue against issuing a cer tificate of ejection to Watts in cake such argument should be necessary wit ness rotaimd the firm of Thompson, Dur ham 4 Hill to argue against issuing tbe certificates. A large number of dispatches relative to the Oregon case, many of thrtn in cipher, were introduced by Senator waa al«+ adeptMi (earbjfor and a fecahcK 138 to"T0-orterfc« to appear the tpccial committee Of which Mr. Morrlaon la Chairman, to produce all the statement* of Totes and tally-sheets of every polling-place in Louisiana, toiether with affld^vjja, ate., and remanding tbem to the custody of the 8ergeant-at-Arms. College the money was returned WSitm Tork Kho a being used about the same time he was notified from San Francisco that fund* had been placed to his credit to the amount of $7,200, of which he paid t$,(W0 torC. B. Bell inger, Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee, and $3,200 to Senator Kelly witness understood the money was u*ed to fee lawyers who had been employed, to advise with the Democratic Executive Com mittee concerning the eligibility of Watts, and in reference to the Electoral vote on tbe 95feh of November witness received a t^egram from A. E. te C. E. Tilton, of New York, to "A FTRS broke out in the Stone Hfllr Colliery, near Bolton, England, on the 33d, and was still buining at last accounts. Fif teen miners are known to hare perished. LOSDON telegrams of the 24lh Bay the Porte had asked France to Send military officers to instruct its army, and England for competent financial administrators to reorganize Turkish finances. ACCORDING to late Cuban report# the Spaniards and insurgents had reached an agreement which was likely to bring peace to the island. The details were not given, but some syetam of self-government bad been devised, .at the bead of .which thi Captain-Ueneral would remain for five years, and after that the Cubans would elect their own Governor. SKMI.IN telegrams of the 25th say Ser via was placing her troops on a war foot ing, in order to co-operate with Russia in case of war with Turkey. VIENNA telegrams of the 26th say the Porte had recently made overtures for peace to Montenegro upon the basis of concessions of territory. France had re- f'ised to furnish military instructors for the Turkish army. Russian officers had arrived on the Danube and were examin ing sites for bridges. THE French Cabinet promulgated an official decree on the 26th, prohibiting the transportation of horned cattle, sheep or goats from Germany. England, Austria, the Danubian Principalities or Turkey. The prevalence of the rinderpest was given as a reason for the prohibition. THE first meeting of the Turkish Par liament will occur on the first of March. TELEGRAMS from Rome on the 28th say the Pope had lately had several at tacks of paralysis and more than one at tack of senile epilepsy. IT was reported on the 28th that Prince Gortsclmkoff, the Russian' Prime Minis ter, had tendered his resignation because the Emperor hesitated to act upon his ad vice and declare immediate war upon Turkey. The Tote in Coitfms on the Compro mise Kill. The following nre thc yeas n.irt nayala the Senate mull louse on the final passage of the Compromise Electoral bill: Alcorn, Allisoa, U»rnnOl, liuynnlt IJcisrv. l$xih, limit' Burn Chaffi Chrt Cocki* Con Coopef, CYngin, Davin, Dnwe^, Blninet, 1' Z. Chandler also tele graphed Gov. Steam*: "William E. Chand ler leaves to-night for Philadelphia on im portant business between the.8th and 12th of November, Fiank B. Sherman, engaged with Gov. Steams, handed him a telegram for transmission, signed by the latter and addressed to Z. Chandler, in which mention was made of a train containing couriers sent out for returns being Ku-Kluxed, fol lowed by the rtinark: Edmund*. Price, l-Yc)inu'huv»eD, Itnmlolpfc, CioWlthwaUe, Itamoin, RT. Gordon, Jlowc. tfohnston, «Jotie» (Fla.), Hr.tert*oit, Saul-bury, Sharon, Stevenson, Teller,. Thurman, Wallace, Whyta Windom, Withers, Wright—fl. I jKeily. Su'rnan, -We'fwnr. McDonald, Mc-Millnn, Maxcy, Werrimon, Dorsey, Wecannot carry the State for Iluyes unless we have troops and money immediately these were not the exact wirds, but the substance wi nc s remembered a telegram from Z. Chandler to Gov. Stearns, saying he had seen the President and Secretary of War, and was authorized by thein to *ay that troops and money would be furnished troops arrived on Sunday, the 12th of Nov ember, and William E. Chandler arrived the same afternoon, but littl* in advance of the roups, which arrived at Tallahassee on a pecial train witness voted the Democratic ticket he declined to answer questions as to whether be had communicated the knowl edge of the telegrams ta any person pre vious to his appearance before the Commit tee, etc., on the irrouud thst to do so might work to criminate himself the tele gram from Chandler to Stearns, say ing that the Republicans must have Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida, by fair means or otherwise, was communicated to witness in confidence by a Republican t- legraph operator, but witness declined giv ing the name of his informant, and also de clined to say to whom he first mentioned the contents of the telegrams, and further de clined to answer the question whether he had taken counsel BS to his examination before this Committee witness did not especially remember any mrssa-ei to leading Dem ocrats, and did not remember that any one of them related to the use of money. Gilbert D. Mills, telegrauh operator at Tallahassee during the elec tion, testified that William E. Chandler after his arrival there, sent off telegrams in cipher he remembered a telegram from ~*.»v. Stearns toPresld.ent Grant to ibis effect: 1 think it advisable to have counsel of eminent men of our own party '1 there was in it, but this was all he could remem ber. A Washington dispatch of the 25th says Secretary Chandler, on hearing tbe character of the alleged telegrams pasging between Gov. 8tcarns and himself, as sworn to by witness Deberry, said that he had never sent or received such dispatches, and he branded them as fabrications, and ex pressed his intention to make a statement tothat effect before the Committee. Brucy»—u^iton. Cameron (Fs»\ Hamilton, Cameron (Wis.),JlamHn, Morton, Infra" ws*t-fr. w/tcheH, ABSENT. Key, Lornn, ^Norwood, /Ogleaby, Anthony, Ferry, llnrve HitchaHk," ford. .,rJHcihkle. Hill, r.s vllosr, lloiman. Hooker, Brown (Ky.X Hopkins, Bnckuer, Hopkins, Biucliard(Wis.)« Hoase, Bn rl eigh, Ilnni phreys, Cabell, Hunter, .... liunton CalUwell(Tenn), lluntc Campbell, Jenk« Cacfiler. Jonea, Canlfiald, Cbnpin, Chittenden, Clarke (Ky.), Clark (Mo.), Clynier, CocbrtB#," Cook. Cowuil^ Cox, (N.H.), Stone, Kehr, Swam,' Kolley, Tarbox, Lamtr. Teest, Lander# (Ind.). Terry, Landere(Conn.), Thompson, Lane, Theauw, Lenvonwortk, ThmcinnoftOfl, Le Moyn Levv, Lewis. J^uttrell, i CnlEej Cutlr On the 26th, the Committee exam ined Charles H. Brush, telegraph operator at Tallahassee from the 8th to the 17Ui of November lie remembered hearing telegrams going over the wires one from Gov. Steams to Z. Chandler said, in substance: Bis marck should be at or near Tal lahassee immediately this was sent before the troops arrived Z. Chand ler telegraphed Gov. 8tearns he had seen the President and Secretary of War, and troops would be sent witness did not pretend to give the exact words of the du patches, and declined to answer this ques tion: Did you spc.ik to anybody of tbe contents of the telegrams?** Witness had no recollection that either partv sent a dis patch saying:41 We must have Carolina and Louisiana by fair means or otherwise." The Committee on the Powers aqd Duties of tbe Hani® In Ooantf nc tbe Klactor al Vote bad Loots Kenner, at tbe Lonlalana Returning Board, tabtt tkmoatlHSnii 1. ....U wti* Uti llfit Minnr A^X'/,da« ^4' i /.^aclny, Darrav^ yKinh, Pavli Davy. DeboIV DU^rell, Dontrlia, Durand, Eden, Ellis FaulkMfc Feltoitf I Mac Dougall, sMoOary, Mcmu. McKarland, XcMahon, The row he |BS9e was terilffc. Bibb ing after the Emperor, wh^had walked off at a rapid pad* toward the hotel where hi* etite were antteasly await ing him, the donkey-driver assailed his Imperial Majesty with all the most horrible oaths in the Arab vocabulary. The Emperor, who does not uiftler stand a single word of Arabic, but saw that the man was laboring under a Bisapprehenakb, eudearored In vain to explain to him that the coin was gold and not copper. In the meantime other djnkey-drivers hurried to the spot, and taking the part of their mate, followed trie Emperor with a storm of .imprecations. Thus surrounded by a nob of don keys and their drivers the hapless Dom Pedro at last reached his hotel, where the whole affair was explained, and the donkey-drivers, discovering the true state of the case, miraculously disappeared in the twinkling of an eye. •Pall Mall Gazette. ITEMS OF INTEREST? LENT comes on St Valentine's Day. TIIE survival of the fittist—A live milliner. AN old bachelor says that when he wooed she wouldn't. THE mercury has been as low as 3S below zero in South Carolina this win ter. SENTIMENT for a minister—"Either this preaching or this coughing has got to stop." HORACE GREELEY once said that perseverance is only another name for genius. A BUTCHER'S sign out West reads as follows: John Jacobs kills pigs like his father." DEMOSTHENES had an idea that if he put pebbles in- his month he conld make a rattling speech.—N. O. Repub lican. THE Providence Press holds that the unpretentious codfish gets more vic tims in New England than any other one thing, except pie-crust. To THE public the Presidential prop lem may be a weighty question, but the candidates themselves think it one of wait.—Philadelphia Bulletin. A FHII-osopiiEii who went to a church where the people came in late said it was "the fashion there for nobody to go till everybody got there." THE Chicago Journal complains that it is coldest just about the time a man has decided to get up and build a fire. This whole country should be heated by steam. IT is by no means a bad idea of the New York Herald that the hairpin is mightier than the sword though it is to be observed that pistols are not mentioned. ARE blacksmiths who make a living by forging, or carpenters who do a lit tle counter-fitting, any worse than men who sell iron and steel for a living St. Louis Journal. THE Victoria bridge across the St. Lawrence is more than a foot ehorter in winter than in summer, and if pro vision were not made for this change, something would have to break. "IF you don't stop your coughing, sir," said a testy and irritable Judge, I'll fine you #500." I'll give your lordship $1,000 if you can stop it for me," was the ready reply. The Judge ought to have sent him out of the room.—Punch. Paddock, HKSSSMV HOU8& TheSl Abi Adams, Ain* worth, Anderson, A*he, Atkinf, Bapley, Bai l»-y, Q. A«, Bayley, H., Banning, Baebe* Belt, *.""i B)and4 Blips, Blount, Boom\ Bnullay, Bright, Hancock, Pott HardenharKh, Pow Harris (Maas ), Rea, Hani* (Ga.), I?e»?aa. Harris (Va ), Harrison, Ha tridge, IIartxc.li, Hatchcr, Hnthorn, Haymond, THIS has thus far been a winter of unparalleled severity. There would doubtless have been the most intense suffering among the ladies who are compelled to attend concerts and things, were it not for the warm lace scarfs they wear. —Burlington Mawk Eye. Reilly,J» RHIiy, Rice. Riddte, Robbing (N. C.\ Kobhina (Pa.), Roberto, Roes (N. J.), Sampeon, Saylw, Scales, 8chleich« Seel ye, SheaklflT, Sonthatt Sparks, Bpriagoc, Stanton, Strait, Stenger, Bte' A MILWAUKEE editor vnteft in this melancholy strain: Vejjiln't want our wife to go to the auction, and so we hid her shoes to keep lief at home having occasi Jtei go pai an hour afterward, we looked tor. our boots, but they weren't there reiti er was our wife. 11 isn't any use.'' TnE Norristown (Pa.) Berald ex plains it as fellows: "Maeaulay said that as civilization grew- poetry de clined. And now hundreds of youn? trul ambitious poets will understand why their contributions find their way into the editoral waste basket instead of into the columns of a newspaper. Civilization ia growing." A LITTLE girl, in one:of the Boston schools, brought her teitober a nosegay of flowers the other dky.) which the teacher carried for some .time, every now and then enjoying tiw fragrance. By-and-by another little SRF said: "I know where she got tnose flowers." "Where?" "Oh, her little cousin was buried yesterday, a«4 they were on thecoffin." What dfcLfie die of?" "Scarlet fever." Townaend (Pa.), Tucker, Tor ey, Vance (N C.), WaddelL, Wa'linz, Walsh, Wari, Warner, Warren, Watterfon, Wells (Md.Ju Well. (Mo.), Whitehooaa, Wbitttoono, Wvke, WILIlard, Williams, A. fl. JUller, jMooey, Field. •& tMornui, !Morni«on, Mutchler, Finley, Fwteifc FrenkB% Fnller^ Gau««^ Qibioa^v'^ 010T6V' Gool«v Neal, ^Kew, Korton, OBrien, ^jOHrer, "^JPayne, CMlch.), •in. Florida, South Toong—UI. Bakar (IndA Garield, (K.Y.), Hale: Haralson, Rainejr, Rnak. Bingu'en, Sendee, Handeraon, HjfS.ll, Brown (Kan.), Bnrd, Bvchard (111), Hnrlbnt, OU&tn (AlaJmMkrJ »•). y A LADY of a religious $pirn of mind residing in the country vap anxious to present her nephew, who'll as going to sea, with some slight testimony of her affection, and decided, if site could ob tain it, to give him a^ jpus work, known as "The Com: tar." But the nearest miles off, so she walki neighboring village ai the work at the gene: combined groceries," the postofflce with a little baolnelling. Tbe proprietor re^Hed that he thought he possmsed the book, bnt after run ning his finger along his shelf he turned round and said: "I am sony to say that I have not got it, madame but here a work of. the same class, the Williams (Del.), William s(aich.C Willi-, Wflihlrc. Wilson 1W. Va.) fillips (Mo.), uonter. Pierce, Wikon wood (N Guide to Courtship 1 that wiWiiSlt jrqn." IOWA 8TATE HJ5W8. tie aninuus expedition JAMB SKITS, of Cuemd*, while la the set »f taking Hum sbot-gqa tap rack, oa the 2I,t, acddenUlly dUcHlkyH it, the load taking effect in hit wife'. ••Slider, and in fllcting wh^ It Is feared, may prove a fatal wound. '"Xwm lnd«Mtedness of O'Brien County la by Hp Auditor to be »aM,72S-elxty. cent^per acre for the whole county. aeuDtlai hi this State are lEkarance companies, plan, with assess ment of memtters In case ol loss. than to ride, not 1 the donkey in he pulled it up ti •r hnwtrari from the. hnildlng tinea jnaNad of a, fpstee. HThe key-Ari«kr, .ftoweter^ ha| qkver «E S^BN4OLN «4 •RTSTTA. LAJ. looking first at the guinea and thai At the Emperor, came to the conclusion that Ihe guinea was merely a worthless counter, and that an attempt was be ing made to "chisel" him. Tn Tax law require* the railroads run |Uk Urro(K or within the State to .ml)mil to the authorities a list of all the property they possess or use within the State, once a year, for State taxation. On this the 8tate levies the regular State tax. This aggregate of taxes Is then divided along the entire line ol each road by counties, and each connty receives such proportion of the whole as the number of miles of road in that county bears to the whole dis tance. The City of Dubuque some time ago sued the Chicago, Dubuque & Minnesota and the Chicago, Clinton A Du buque Railroads in the Dubuque District Court to compel them to pay a tax to the city on all the property held within the city lim its, cla'ming that the Tax law which treated a railroad, its track, bridge machine-shops, and railing-stock as an entirety was uncon stitutional. The people along the lines of these roads outside of Dubuque, as well as the railroads, claimed that it was but just that the roads were taxed equally per mile, giving the counties through which the roads pass an opportunity to draw their revenue by a proper division of the taxes. It was also claimed that the river citics receive greater benefit from a railroad approximately than the interior country, for, through their trade and business, the principal of fices and machine-shops being located at these points, they reap the cream of the en tire section of country through which the road pasBcs. The Court, however, declared the law unconstitutional. The case was ap pealed to the Supreme Court of the State, and a few days ago a decision was given re versing the decree of the Court below. The Supreme Court holds that it is not only within the power of the Legislature to pre scribe this spccial mode of valuation as ap plied to this class of property, but that its provisions arc wise and just, considering the impracticability of arriving at anjthing like just results, by leaving the assessment and valuation to be made by each Township and City Assessor in whicU the road may be in part situated. ALTHOUGH Iowa is adap'cd to sheep-rais ing, the culture has retrograded in five years —the decrease being 1,076,400 head. IOWA has 1,481 Poatodices. THK Insane Asylum at Mount Pleasant has 573 inmates, Is June the wheat crop promised to be the average yield, but at harvest time it was reduccd to not exceeding 'Six bushels per acre throughout the State. In many places it was a total failure. The largest yield was in some of the grasshopper regions. In quality it is gencrfiHv superior to that of 1875. A DAVINPORT Jehn has been held to bail for running over a child in the streets of that city and causing its death. THE following are the Postofflce changes in Iowa during the week ending Jan. 20: Discontinued—Harrison, Guthrie County 3eaton, Fayette County. Postmasters Ap pointed—Carl, Adams County, M. M. Ford Climax, Montgomery County, Alien Davis Lattncr's, Dubuque Connty, Jacob Breit bach La Vega, DesMolncs County, James K. Sines LeGrand, Marshall County, F. B. McGrew Maxficld, Bremer County, Mrs. Em ily Brcdow Tama City, Tama County, F. J. M. Wonzcr. MRS. KIRK, of Davenport, was clearing out an old closet the other day. She was on a chair, and found an old, rusty pistol. She looked in the barrel, and handed tt to her boy who was putting the old rubbish in to a basket. The boy pursued the investiga tion and raised the hammer. It fell, and so did Mrs. Kirk. She was badly wounded in the thigh. THE Scott County Poor-House has thirty seven inmates. BCDFOBD, Taylor Connty, is shipping a large amount of poultry to California. EIGHT divorces were granted by the John ton County Court in one week recently. K. P. MILLS, aged twenty-one years, a stu dent at Tabor College, committed suicide, on the 23d, by hanging himself. Unrequited love is supposed to have induced the act. TH» Board of Supervisors of Clay Count have returned the taxable valuation of that county for assessment purposes at fifteen per cent. TKB Marshall County Fair Is to be held on the 11th, 12th and 13th days of Septem ber next. EHOCJSB Eastern capital has been secured to build an additional hundred mile, ot the Black Bills & Sioux City Railroad. THI number of failures in Iowa in 1876 was 491, with 18,909,080 as the reported lia bilities. In '75 the number of failures in the State was 18S with 11,610,305 liabiHties in 74 it was 144, with *2,031,000 liabili ties in '78, it was 141, with (1,917,000 lia bilities in 72, it «u 91, with 1876.000 lia bilities. BT a boiler explosion at Ormanville, Davis County, the other night, B. B. Stevens, a well-known citizen of Wapello County, was blown to atoms, and the mill to the four i^lnds. JOHN LAUEK, an Audubon Connty settler, pnt arsenic In his biscuit inatead of aaie ratus. He discovered his mistake soon enough to prevent tbe necessity of his sud den removal from that precinct rrfu* latest report, from St. Loatls give "the following as the current prices for lead fog Maple.: Floor—XXX. Fall, *1.2507.50 —Wheat-No. 9 Red Pall, *1.5401.54 No. 3, |L45(31.45H Corn.—'u. 2 ,Mixed, 4\§40Xc Oats—No. 2, 38V@3£: ~Jt*e— No. S, 77®77Xc. Barter, 8pc®»1.10. Pork «17.00ft 17.2SK Lard—lOKffllOXc Hog.— «5,063&a> Cattle—4.OOiSKSU. Birds la Wiater. 10 the Al was nine to the qnirert ltr which How DOtfce birds manage at night and in tempestuous weather?" is a question often asked me. Time was when it waa believed that many of them hibernated—especially the swal lows—bugtuig theityselvee in the mud like frogs, or curling up in boles in rocks Wiethe bats and the conHmon henomenon of (he appearance of a ew sammer birds daring "warm spritf* in winter was assumed to prove that they, had been torpid, but had bgen waked tip by the genial bata often It was not time months ago that I taw tat an fettgljahnewspeper aletterfrom a man whoolaiued to have foutd a hedge- it ynd^ means bad fur amtner. THIS i» the way tbe Ashtabula dis aster appeared in Paris Lwt tunroad was stopped by* (wMeriMs cot- .4k v v RW* (I FTTOK)TORPTAJO moit But the seaxch e**«ir-theory birds niri$Mto tor the snow, and allows the white mantle to drift over it, aubsistiag the while on the spruce-buds when the storm eeases it ean easily dig its way out, Wnt: sometimes a rain and hard frost follow "WhlBh make such a crust on the snow that it up through, and so starves to death. The more domestic sparrows, robins and dickers borrow into the hay-mow, find a warm roost in the barn near the cattle, or, attracted by the warmth of the furnace, creep under the eaves or into a chink next the chimney of the greenhouse or country dwelling. The meadow-lark and quail seek out sunny nooks in the fields and crouch down out of the blast while the wood cock hides among the moss and ferns of the damp woods where only the se verest cold chains tbe springs. Along the coast many birds go to the sea-shore for a milder climate. cannot break its way It nevertheless happens, in spite of their high degree of warmth and vi tality—probably not exceeded by any other animal—in spite of the fact that they can draw themselves up into a perfect ball of feathers which are the best of clothing, and that they can shelter themselves from the driving storm—that birds often perish from cold in iarge numbers. Ordinarily, birds seem able to foretell a change of weather, and prepare. The reports of the United States Weather Bureau certainly show that, during the fall and winter, the ducks, geese, cranes, crows, and other notable species—«nd apparently generally—abandon their former haunts upon the approach of a cold wave or severe winter storm for more southern localities, often pass ing beyond the reach o! the severity of such storms, taking their departure frequently but a few hours before unfavorable changes. The resident species, not caring, or able tc run away to warmer latitudes, ought to know enough to hide away from the fury of the gale and they do. But sometimes there come sudden, un presaged changes—cold, icy gales, which charge down upon us after thawing-days, converting the air, which was almost persuading the grass to revive, inte an atmosphere which cuts the skin like the impinging of in numerable particles of frost, and shrivels every object with cold, or buries it under dry and drifting snow. Then it is that the small birds, caught unprepared, suffer. At first, such as are overcome seem unusually active, running about apparently in search of food, but taking little notice of one's approach. "Should it attempt to fly," writes a recent observer, it im mediately falls on its back as if shot. The legs and toes are stretched out to their farthest extent, and are quite rigid the eyes protrude, are insensi ble to the touch, aad tbe whole body quivers slightly. It remains in this state from one to two minutes, when it recovers suddenly, and seems as active as before. If taken in the hand, it will immediately go into convul sions, even it has been in a warm room for several hours, and has been sup plied plentifully with food. Death usually puts an end to its suffering in a day or two."—Ernest Ingersoll, in Azrpletoris Journal for February. PreaMent Great's Message Approvfag the electoral Count Bill. WASHIHOTOH, Jan. For the first time in the history of our country, under the Constitution as it now Is, a dispute exists with regard to the result of the election of the Chief Magistrate of the Nation. It is understood that upon the dis position of the disputes touching the Elect oral votes cast at the late election by one or more of the States depends the question whether one or tbe other of the candidates for the Presidency is the lawful Chief Mag istrate. The importance of having clearly ascertained, by procedure regulated by law, which of the two citizens has been clected, and of having the right to this high office recognized and cheerfully agreed to by all the people of the Republic, cannot be over estimated, and leads me to express to Con gress and to the Nation my great satisfac tion at the adoption of a measure that af fords au orderly means of a decision of the gravely exciting questions. While the history of our country. In Its earlier periods, shows that the President of the Senate has counted the votes and de claicd their standing, our whole history shows that in no instance of doubt or dis pute has he exercised ti e power of deciding, and that the two houses of Congreaa have disposed of all such doubts and disputes, although in no instance hitherto have they been such that their decision could essen tially have effected tbe result. For the first time, then, the Government of the United States is now brought to meet the question as one vital to the result, and this under con ditions not the^best calculated to produce an agreement or to induce calm feeling in the several branches of the Government or among the people of the country. In a case where, as now, the result Is in volved, it is the highest duty of the law-making power to provide in advance a Constitutional, orderly and just method of executing the Constitution in thi. mo.t interesting and critical clause of Its provisions. The doiag so, so far from beinn a compromise of right, is an enforcement of the right and an execu tion of fhe powers conferred by the Con stitution on Congress. I think that this orderly method has been secured by the bill, which, appealing to the Constitution and law as a guide in ascertaining the rights, provides means of deciding questions of single returns through tbe direct action of Congress, and in respect to double returns by a tribunal of inquiry whose decisions stand unless both bouses of Congress shall concur in determining otherwise, thus securing a definite disposition of all qties tious of dispute In whatever aspect they may ariae. with or without this law. As all of the States have vote#, and as a tie vote Js Impossible, it mast be that one of two candidates bss been elected, and tt 1 irregnl should I eelve or which should continue to hold of fice. In of history aootrDrerstoa have arisen si to the succession or choice of chiefs-of StaMs, and no party or citiaeh lov ing their eontry and itsrreeiaatitntlons can sacrifice too mud) of (Mrs feeling In pre serving, thraagh tin upright mm of law, their country from the smallest daager to Its pesce oa such aa nrrasisa, and It cannot be lmpreaMd too ftratly la tka heart, of all peo ple that true liberty aad" rest progress aa exist only throagh a sserial adhenaosXi Coastitnuonal law. tnu mUUlUAWi UBB UVCU CtvwKWa I1IU II would be deplorable to witness, an Irregular controversy as to whleh at the two 1" Tbe bill ywpofU torfsovMs only tor the •etttNBeataCqaesops a^slaff from the m ceat elections. Ae fSset that soeh aoestloas caa arise demonstrates fee nsesssttr, whleh I s^npt doubt wtaiyore MW** eswhkdT have not been eontaapiated tn 1 CoaaUtaHea or«e atW oflSseoaatry. ruSiiay A ft P«v«t- UfDDSTIlAl* STATISTICAL AND TECHNICAL. TITKKK was received at Chicago in 1876, wheat, 17,401,OFC» bushels. In 1876, l4,S0J,a70 bushels—a falling off of 6,116,811 bushels. But there was an increase in the receipts of corn of .17,997,633 bushels. The whole re ceipts of corn in 1876 waa 46,808,783 and in 1875,28,311,150. THOUSANDS of persons suffer from wakefulness who in other respects en joy good health. Dr. Cooke lays down the theory that in numerous cases of sleeplessness it ia only necessary to breathe very slowly and quietlv for a few minutes (o secure refreshing sleep. Taking note of Dr. Cooke's idea, the Medical Examiner remarks: Certainly, when the mind is uncon trollably active, and so preventing sleep, we have ascertained from pa tients whose observation was worth trusting that the breathing was quick and short, and they have found they became more disposed to sleep by breathing slowly. This supports Dr. Cooke's practice, but at other times his plan quite failed. It is certainly worth any one's while who is occa sionally sleepless to give it a trial. In doing so they should breathe very qui etly, but not long enough to cause the least feeling of uneasiness." THE multiplication of 987054321 by 45 gives 4,444,444,445. Reversing the order of the digits and multiplying 123456789 by 45, we get a result equal ly curious, 5,555,555,505. If we take 123456789 as the multiplicand, and, interchanging the figures of 45, take 54 as the multiplier, we obtain an other remarkable product, 6,666,606, 606. Returning tothe multiplicand first used, 987654321, and taking 54 as the multiplier again, we get53,333,3 S3,334 —all threes except tbe first and last figures, which read together 54. the multiplier. Taking the same multi plicand and using 27, the half of 54, as the multiplier, we get a product of 26,666,666,667—all sixes except the first and last figures, which read to gether give 27, the multiplier. Next interchanging the figures in the num ber 27, and using 72 as the multiplier, with 987654321 sis the mHitiplicand, we obtain a product of 71,111,111,112 —all ones except the first and last fig ures, which read together give 72, the multiplier.—New Orleans Picayune. SOME startling revelations," says a recent writer, have been made in reference to what Is known as vul canized india-rubber. This substance is ordinarily composed of india-rubber mixed with from ten to twenty per centum of sulphur at a temperature of about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It is customary, however, to add a cer tain proportion of lead or zinc oxide, by which means the vulcanite acquires additional weight and solidity. Now these oxides act most injuriously on the human system when absorbed, and it was in consequence of the com plaints which were everywhere made some time ago that caoutchouc suck ers containing zinc has been almost universally discontinued in the man ufacture of sucking bottles for in fants. A case, however, has recently come to light in Berlin which shows that a similar danger attends the use of any sort of toys made of caout chouc. A child had received a rubber doll, and, from holding it a great deal to his mouth, was taken ill. The doll, when placed in vinegar, became coated with incrustations which proved to be acetate of zinc. On close examination it was discovered that sixty per centum of the substance of which the doll was composed con sisted of zinc oxide! Another doll, which came from Brunswick, and was said to be quite harmless,' yielded as much as fifty-seven and a half per centum of ashes, consisting of zinc ox ide, with small traces of impurities, such as lead, iron and lime." St. The following is the text of the Presi dent's Message concerning the Electoral bill: To the Senate of the United State.: I follow the example heretofore occasion ally presented of communicating in this mode my approval of the act to provide for and regulate the counting of the votes for President and Vice-Prealdent and the dects. ion of the questions arising thereon, bccau.e of my appreciation of the imminent peril to the institutions of the country from which, in my judgment, the act affords wise and Constitutional means of escape. k Boy's Experiment. WE heard a good joke on a Lexing ton boy last night. Mr. Sam Ingram, express agent and North Missouri ticket agent at that town, has two promising sons, aged about five and seven years. A day or two since he found them putting nails in their mouths. He cautioned them against it and told them a story of a boy who stuck his tongue on an iron lamp-post on a cold morning. The boys remem bered that story, and yesterday one of them resolved to test it to see whether the "old man" lied or not. The morning was intensely cold, and the boy went up to a lamp-post in front of Col. Reid's residence and stuck his tongue to it lie found it was just as the old man" said. Finally he gave a jerk and left a big piece of his tongue adhering to the post. He went down town to his father with his mouth full of blood, when "the old man" asked him what was the matter. Spitting out a mouthful of blood, he answered: Oh, nothing much—I've been been trying yer plaguy old lamp post gag, and it's a deadner, sure. I left half my tongue on it." And sure enough, he did leave a liberal share there, where it waa seen by a great many during the day.— Sedalia (Mo.) Bazoo. JL Missouri Ulrl's Serve. A n*r. but eighteen years of age, whose name we withhold owing to to a deeire on the part of the actors keep the affair secret, was sitting in the darkened kitchen with her be trothed, in the wee hours of the night, when, starting for the lire-place in or der to replenish the fuel, her foot struck what she supposed was a piece of rope, and, stooping to pick it up, she received the venomous fangs of a large rattlesnake in her thumb. To ordinary individuals this would be the signal for a fainting fit, but not so in the present case. The girl simply turned the light up, and asked her "young man to kill the reptile, and sdUing a large case-knife, she severed the bitten thumb from the hand, thus preventing tbe deadly poison from get ting. into her system, and probably causing her death. The snake meas ured lour feet and two inches in length. None bat tbe two actors knew anything of the affair until the next morning. The bitten thumb grew biacter, until it waa as black aa a piece of coal. The wounded stump is fast heating apt and, if it had not been for tbe bravery and pnaeoeeof mind of the girl, MM would long ere this have been a eorpee.—Omaola (Mo.) Demo crat. TS AA caxaurXtrua where the rnaans o£ egrew.weae Vh?q advantage of more quMtll ifh^eip this oeeaeion. .,]B two ^pdJunMmajg ters seconds tbe fioujie was 'ctwvwnq Pine street, for twtttd&eza eftlwtf wae filled with flying figtflfet Of everj description. A devil alipped on 4he ice aa a harlequin ran over him, fol lowed by a clown. A negro crawle4 on his hands and knees underthe steps of an adjoining house, and other char acters scattered in every direction*. Mules Aays that if they ever get that party together again he will be glad to see them, and will chain up the purp."—Baltimore btazett*. ms The Falaee or Delhi, India-i4ta Former Magnificence. THE -Fort, or Palace, was commenced by the Emperor Shah Jehan QVMT 200 years ago. It extends along Ihe banks of the Jumna River over a mile, and is surrounded on three sides by a wall of red sandstone, forty feet high. It has two magnificent entrances—the Lahore and Delhi gates. We entered at the Lahore gate, which is a large Gothic arch surmounted by a tower ornamented witli pavilions, and is suc ceeded by a long, vaulted aisle, for merly ornamented with inscriptions from the Koran, with beautiful flow ers in mosaic work. The passage leads into a court where once was the music gallery—a beautiful place, noW occupied by the military. The hall of public audience is a large room open on three sides, sup ported by rows of red sandstone pil lars. These pillars were elegantly carved and gilded, but have been bad ly used and are defaced, and but little of their former beauty remains. There is a marble stairway in this room lead ing up to the throne, which is elevated about ten feet from the floor, covered by a magnificent canopy supported by four pillars of white marble, which are inlaid with mosaic in a very elaborate as well as very curious manner. The private apartments of the Emperor were in rear of this throne, aud -he entered at his private door. The wall in rear of the throne is 1)00 of tiie most gorgeous and magnificent of any in the world. It is covered with mosaic paintings, in precious stones, of beautiful flowers and fruits, beasts and birds. The precious stones have been stolen from these mosaics, and their beauty nearly destroyed. The Dewan Khass, or hall of private audience, is in a smaller court adjoin ing. This hall was set apart for the reception of the nobility. It is small but exquisite, with highly-polished marble walls, which are decorated with flowers in mosaic. The top of this building had a cupola of gold, Mid the ceiling was once comiosed of gold and silver filagree work, for which the goldsmiths of Delhi are celebrated. In the cornice of this wonderful hall was sculptured in letters of gold: "If there is a paradise upon earth, it ia this." The wonderful Peacock Throne waa in this hall. The throne had the fig ures of two peacocks standing behind it, with expanded tails, and so inlaid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls anil other precious stones, as to represent life. It was six feet long by four feet broad, standing on six mas sive feet, which, with the body, were of solid gold, inlaid with rubies, emer alds and diamonds. It was sur mounted by a canopy of gold, sup ported by twelve pillars inlaid with precious gems. The canopy was rich ly ornamented with a fringe of pearls. A figure of a parrot between the pea cocks is said to have been carved from a single emerald. The umbrella wfca an emblem of Oriental royalty, and this throne had" these emblems on either side the hands of which were eight feet high and of solid gold, in laid with diamonds. It is variously estimated that this badge of royalty cost from five to thirty million? of dollars. The Persian conqueror, Nadir Shah, not only slew 100,000 of the in habitants of Delhi, bnt carried away all its treasures, amounting to three hundred and fifty millions of dollar*,, and among other things that famona throne. This building is of the purest white marble, but its costly throne and its wealth of precious jewels have long since disappeared. Once thfi palace was occupied by the Great Mogul with brave men and beautiful women, with all the pomp and glittering splendor that cloth of gold, precious jewels and flashing diamonds could bestow but now there is no gayety and no splen dor, except from these white marble walls. The halls of the Great Mogul are vacant the court that inspired such terror is harmless and even the gar den has lost its beauty and is deserted. The view from this place is one of great magnificence, with the broad, rapid river washing its walls. At one side of this earthly paradise" a door oiens apparently into the wall, but there is a narrow, winding stair way down through these massive walls into a lower region, far below the arches upon which this solid palace rests—a region where there are no thrones or jewels, and where the light of day never penetrated. Along these deep and gloomy passages there are dungeons that are BO dark and so damp that, the blood chills in the veins at the thought of being confined within them. It was in these horrid cham bers that those who incurred the dis pleasure of the Great Mogul were thrust. Few that were forced down these1 winding stairs ever returned or again saw the light of day. There is a nar row opening from beneath into the river, where the remains of thousands have passed. Many of these dun geons are so small that the prisonen could not lie down. I searched in vain to And some au thentic history of these depths. If these deep recesses and these solid walls could 8]eak, they would reveal scenes of suffering and horror that would at this day be almost beyond belief.—'#. F. Graves, in N. T. Ob server. —In an addrees upon tbe present position of Anthropology, delivered before.the Hamburg meeting of Gel* man naturaUats, Prof. Vircbow ad vanced an opinion oppoeed to the gen eral idea that raceq low in the scale of intellectual development mutft neces sarily fade away when brought in con tact Wife civilization. Heaacrftee the extinction of a«eh raoee to barbarcua treatment by their superioea, aad to thepraetlceof wrong methafc inthe ttternaf to elevate time, theory raoee muet wcoifee ex- F^'Win'ntH'ltfumiil 1 mi 'fit w eivi-' IMagt