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OUX CLUBBING. We are prepared to club the Frkk Trader with the following publications, furnishing hnth mtthe prices named, postage prepaid The ofler Is open to old subscribers or new at any post omce in me country : Frm Tbader and Chicago Weekly Times. .$3 11 " Tribune. X. ' ;;'"' : 'V. '; Inter-Ocean, 3.15 " Frame rarrner a.w , either of Harper's Publlca,5.2S " Scribner a ' " Gody's Lady's Book 4 " ' Live Stack Journal 3 " Phrenological Journal... 4 " " Selnceof Health 3 " " 8t. Nicholas..- 4 " " "IVinont'a Monthly 4 " '.Littull's Livintr Aire.... 8. AU subscriptions to be paid In advance. Remittances may be made through nion ortiei. or registered letter. 11. B. llurd takes his overwhelming defeat lor Supreme Jedg with bad grace. He has commenced an action lor uoei agaiusi .u drew J. Brown, the anthor of a pamphlet Is sued before the election shjwi-srj up Uurd's dishonesty ana unatness lor tno juusesuiji. Judge Breese, of the Supreme court bench, is the fatestdimocraiic nominee for the White House. He would make a good president; ho is an honest, able man; he has ions main tained an enviable position on the Supreme bench, and there lifts no kinder, purer man than Sidney Breese. But there is one thing agiinst him, and it will beat him if he runs the Ottawa Free Trader supports him! Mtndotn Bulletin. But it won't make the difference of half a vote not the difference of the purr of a cat or squeak of a froth worm whether the Meudo ta Bulletin supports or opposes him. The leading Catholic journal of this coun try comes out and fully endorses President Grant's position on the school question, as expressed in his annual message. This is a great discomfiture to the republican blather skites, who expected to make political capital out of the echool question. The New York Sun is inclined to think the Grant third term party may have made a hit by lugging ill the school question, if they can now only get up a ringing watchward by which to sound the new issue through the land. Says the Sun: "The Irish Protentants used to cry out against 'Wooden shoes and Popery.' The Uisraell Conservatives in Eng. land, a ceuplo ot years ago, stood up for 'Beer and the Bible.' Perhaps Grant could not get up a better cry than 'Third term and Ami Catholic ;"Nepotisai and Protestantism ;' or 'Crooked Whisky and Straight Religion." The Pluenix is the name of a new weekly hailing from Lockport. It is the last of something less than a score of similar birds that have risen. Irom the ashes ot the original Lockport 7'elegraph In the last twenty years, fluttered their brief day and been cremated. May the last Phanix greatly exceed Its prede ccssors In vital tenacity. At the Uie meeting of the Illinois State Grange all thcoid officers were invited to give place to new ones except John S. Arm strong, Esq., of this county, who was unani mously re-elected Treasurer. The Sandwich Eree Preu thus speaks of Mr. A., In connection with his recent appointment as commission er oi this state tor the approaching Southern Exposition at New Orleans: In selecting Mr. Armstrong the society has a strong man ; strong financially, morally and socially; a man of wealth he is one to be trusted by Illinois as well as the entire south. Illinois being the greatest agricultur al state should send a man of large experi ence, success and influence to meet her sister states south at this first great exposition ever held in that Bection, and in sending Mr. Armstrong she sends a man who commands as many friends and as much money in the Grange or in society here as any one in the country. We hope he will meet with a warm reception and that the meeting may prove ol incalculable benefit to all sections of the country and all branches of agriculture. The New York Sun tells a pretty Jiard ato ryon Henry Ward Beecher in connection with the Chritian Vn,on. For several years that paper had been profitable, but after the great scandal came out its patronage fell off rapidly, aud a year ago the concern was bank, rupt. It was about this time that Beecher persuaded a widow lady, a member of his church, to invest all her ready money in stock in the Chrintian Union, assuring her 'he investment was aafe and profitable when he knew it was like throwing the monev away A relative of the lady found It out and raised such a "fuss" that the money was finally re. turned. Gov. CliHrnbcrlin, of South Carolina, rcfus es to commission the thieves and blackguard recently elected judges by the assemblage or losfcrs and rowdies known as the Sooth Caro- lina legislature. It appears the terms of the present J udees do not expire until alter the meeting of the next legislature, w hence, un ier the constitution of the state, which re quires the judges to be elected by the last legislature which meets before the terms of the incumbents txplre, the Governor holds that the late election was illegal. George II. Pendleton, who la wintering in Florida, and on bis way south stopped a few days at Atlanta, Ga-, U thus represented by a paper of that city aa expressing his opinion on tue latest phases or national politics: The democrats must in 1878 adopt a plat form favoring gradual, and not "stimulated" resumption of specie Davment. or airnflr all not of success; Uiey mast also refuse to countenance any measure for enforcing the resumption sci oi lura. The coarse of Iirsi dent Grant on the school ouctiian Mr. IV n dleton characterized as "a wanton and wicked attempt to incite the people to religious atrlf merely that a political party may be retained in power," and he asserts that the movement most be met ny tne democrats' "refusing t accept the issue." Which shows that George's head is pretty nterlercj. THE PACIFIC BALLKOAD OUTBADE. The entire country will be gratified to learn, as we do by late Washington dis patches, that congress is about fully ueter mined to undo the colossal wrong involved in the recent decision ot the Supremo Court of the United States in reference to the inter est on the bonds lent by the government to the Union and Central Pacific railroad com panies. By the law of congress giving those companies existence, it was stipulated that, after tha comDletion ol the road, all its earn ings from carrying mail-, or munitions of war, or any other service penormeu iur uk U. S., shculd be applied towards paying the interest on those bonds. By the recent de cision of the Supremo Court of the U. &, however, the companies are released from paying this Interest until the bonds fall due, some twenty years hence, when principal and interest will amount to $200,000,000, and before which time, as there is a first mortgage on the road that comes in before the mortgage of the government, the road will of course have been sold under that mortgage, ana tlius the government will have been swindled out of a clean 200,000,00i), to say nothing of some $200,000,000 In compound Inters, by that time. The power of the government to remedy the wrong involved in this decision is said to be unquestionable. Tho acts granting the charters to the road expressly retained the right of altering, amending or repealing them. The decision of the Supreme Court was based solely on the unfortunate phrase- ology of a single section of tho charters. The ight ofcongrcsB to amend that phraseology and thus in effect reverse the decision of the court, Attorney General Pierrepont is said to hold as unquestionable, and therefore equally so its power to force the companies to pay the interest on the bonds. It the democratic majority in congress desire to make one bold, manly strike for popularity, as well as for signal right and justice against one of the most colossal swindles ever attempted in the world's history, let them lose ho time to throttle this Pacific Railroad monstrosity. With a law promptly passed by this congress that shall secure not only the payment of the Interest on those Pacific Railroad bonds, but ultimately the principal, so that the gigantic stealings of the Credit Mobilier and Pacific Railroad rings shall fall back upon the thieves themselves and their congeners and successors, the democratic party can safely commit its case to the people next summer, as having accomplished more in the cause ot public honesty than was ever achieved by any previous American congress. The duty ot congress promptly to right this great wrong is the more imperative from the fact that tho soundness of the decision itself, is, to say the least, exceedingly questionable. Insinuations even goto the extentot impeach ing the hunenty of the court in the matter. It is notorions that shortly beforo the court an nounced the decision, aU the judges, includ ing the clerk, dined with the principal coun sel of the railroad companies in Washington, and that later, and still before the decision was announced, several members ot the court dined with Mr. Sam Ward, the notorious lob by manager of the railroad companies in Washington. Taking these fuels in r.nnnco uou with other facts, that the stock of the Pacific companies hud long been used as one of Jay Gould's principal footballs, by load ing and unloading with which he had at va rious times made great profits to the ruin of the small fry of Wall street; and that not long before the decision in question wus an nounced at Washington Gould, as if fully ad vised of what was coming, had loaded him. self enormously with the stock, and thus re alized a quarter ot a million on the rise which followed the decision, taking these tacts into the account, we say, and the case certainly has a painfully dark look tor the court itself. But as above intimated, the soundness of the decision is very seriously questioned, and in a way still further to reflect on the integri ty ol the court. The court decided the case on purely technical grounds. It looked sole ly at the letter of the law and tho fact that at tho time when it passed the nation was in peril and regarded the building of this road as a grea tnatlonal necessity. But it ruled out of the account entirely all the debates of eon grcss on the passage of the bill, which explain its language and show what that body meant by the act and the Interpretation that should bo put on its words. These debates give tho key to its meaning, as was clearly shown by Attorney General Pierrepont's able argument. That the court should decide a case Involving $400,000,000 by the mere doubtful words of the law and cast out of the account the real feelings, purposes and ideas of the men who framed it and which are its life, and thereby traverse the spirit of the law and every prin ciple of equity and common sense, is an oc currence so strangely in contrast with what in Its whole previous history was naturally expected of the court, as to be at least most extraordinary and unaccountable. It la a sad da? for this nation w hen it ran no longer rely upon the integrity of its high est Jadicial tribunal, but we w ith we could feel surer the day baa not come, it is impos sible to forget that at least some of the pres ent Judges upon the bench were put there for a purpose were put there to "pack" the court to render a certain decision in regard to the greenbacks. Can entire reliance be placed upoo a "packed'' court on another question Involving such a colossal sum as $ 100,000.0.4 The Pacific Railroad law was made lor the people and Is interpreted against the people. Where congress wrote men the court reads monopoly. Can we shut our cars to uch facts, and be dumb, and blind, and nnsue peeling, and tneek aud pas sive when the pillar of the nation's strongest safeguard are retting away and the structure u about to fall upon and crush us Oa ChrUtmaa day, at Memphis an J New Orleans, the thermometer stood 80 degrees in ihe sLaJe, and with the faxhion of burning i-juib and displaying firewotka in the even ing, the day seemed to Northerners raw like a Fourth of July than Christina. OTTAWA FKEE TRADER: THE WHIBKY CB00ZEDHESS. Tho lull that has prevailed for a lew weeks past in the war on the whisky thieves has beeu broken during the past week by some pretty lively guerrilla warlare and ut least one substantial victory for the government. The guerilla business is apparently conduct ed in behalf of Bftbcock, who seems deter mined not to stand a fair and full trial be.'ore a St. Louis Jury. On an intimation a week ago, that Joyce was ready to squeal if a par don was granted him, and that his tvidcuce would not only be strong against Babcock, but other high officials, the prosecution at St. Louis made a strong appeal to the President for his1 par-Jon, but the attorney general re plied that the pardon would not be graated. This was vicioi.' No. I for Babcock. Then the Cblcaeo Intcr-Octanoi the 2.1th creates a decided sensation by a bold splurge apparently in the interest of Babcock prima rily, but generally in favor of all tho whisky thieves, by a four column article, includiuc nrrtpnded interviews with various parties and sensational comments. The upshot of all being, first, to Involve Secretary Bristow Him self in the crooked whisky business by in sinuating that he had brothers-in-law or broth ers of brothers-in-law engaged in making crooked whisky in Louisville, Cincinnati, &c, and that, before be was appointed Secre tary of the Treasury, ho acted as attorney and adviser of the thieves; and secondly intimat ing that though Babcock hlmselt was really innocent of the charges made against him in connection with crooked whisky, he knew a great deal on the subject and could make revelations that would crush certain parties high in position meuningBristow and that he was now in negotiation with Randall for the appointment oi an investigating commit tee by the house, before which Babcock would make a clean breast of it; and that Babcock's inducement to "confess" before such a com mittee was all tho greater because that would bar his further prosecution before the court in St. Louis. Something like this was the substance of the Inte.r-Oeean's splurge. Un happily it was se palpably and purely in the interest of the thieves, and so evidently dic tated alone by malice against Bristow, with out one solid fact to lean on, that the kite lias fallen harmless to the ground and the I. O., overwhelmed with imprecations, is rapidly crawfishing out of the scrape its zeal to earn its pay from the thieves had led it into. And thiH last bold dash of the I,ter-0-ei in behalf ot the thieves having tlU3 signally failed, the whole Chicago; ring, involving fifteen indicted distillers, with numerous small iry, oh Wednesday stepped forward in a body and uttered one united, shrill, ear- piercing, heartrending squeal! They were beiruiled into this step by the offer of the gov ernment to let them off with a simple fine, an offer which, to men who for six months past had been staring with raised hair at the yawning doors of the penitentiary, was lrre fistlble. The squealing of the fifteen brought into the meshes a dozen of other distillers who had hitherto dodged an indictment, but who, on the evidence of tho squeelers, are now also seized. The same generous offer that was made to the others is extended to these, and under the circumstances It is more than likely thut tbey will accept it, so thai the prosecution of the whisky ring in Chlca co may be regarded as virtually at an end, all the accused having confessed their guilt and maderestitution to the government of the amount they had Btolon. The government, in this lenity, however, has another object m view. While the manu facturers, rectifiers, dealers, &3., thus get off easily, the government expect In return such evidence from them as will unearth the agency of the government officials at Chicago as accessories to the lrauds. How far this will prove a success remains to be seen. Ths result up to yesterday was that five ex-gaug-ers had gone into the confessional and told what they knew, but with Munn, Wadsworth, Hoyt and a score of others still shivering outside, it is believed the Bristow's lightning cannot fail yet to strike some taller timber than mere gaugers and underlings. The New Yoik Sun has stirred up a decid- ed sensation in Chicago by publishing a cir cumstantial account of a conspiracy, in which John A. Logan, II. II. Honore and Fred Grant wcro chief actors, to legally steal a Colorado silver mine. To accomplish their object it was found necessary to remove a United States Judge, and the President was induced to do it. It is a humiliating story, and if true a crime has been committed which should insure the impeachment of every officer engaged in it, and the punishment ot all the others. Talinadce.tbe Brooklyn sensational preach- er who for years has been trying to rival Beecher, naturally takes sides against him on the question of reading the Bible in the pub lic schools. Last Sunday, in some of his re marks, Talmadge was decidedly severe on his rival. His languge, referring to Beecher particularly, was: "They are only atheists and men ot loose religion and loose morality who object to the reading of the Bible in the schools." Congress having adopted a rule thut every newspaper reporter, before being admitted to a seat in th gallery apportioned to the press, must sign a taper setting forth tht he is not Interested In any claim before congress and will not attempt to act as a claim agent, the Chicago 71W pertinently suggests that this rule somewhat expanded in its boundaries, should be applied to congressmen themselves. Most members are expected to give up a large part of their time to looking after the inter ests, real or imaginary, honestly or dishonest ly presented, of constituents, to say nothing of the time devoted to grinding axes of their own. Tice's prediction that the evcr.teec.h, eighteenth and nineteenth of DccemU-r would be cold days, was nheu. ,uw look ut for the twelfth of January. TheETcatest teat In leleraphleg evr ac complished was in sending tie I'resident's message from Washington to New lork In 1 ja-st thirty rtiC rcmr.te. SATPKDAY, JANUARY ,1, 1876, MOKTON'S LITTLE GAME. The editor ol the Ottawa Republican has for years been "dafl" on tlie subject of southern outrages, and is probably the only person in tho Northwest that accepts in simplicity and honesty as true the telegraph dispatches which the Chicago Tnttr-Oeean semi-occasion ally manufacture at home, giving details of outrages in such portions of the south as the exigencies of the particular occasion happen to call for. The I. O. is now manufacturing nigger murders in Mississippi, to back up Morton's proposed congressional inquiry into last fall's elections iu that state, and the Otta wa Republican instinctively republishes these highly colored and Impossible recitals, w ith such grave and ejaculatory comments as to touchingly portray the editor's innocent trust iu their truthfulness. Now it is a3 well known as any fact in cur rent history, that the election In Mississippi last fall was one of the fairest, most quiet aud satisfactory ever held in that state. Ames having applied for troops before the election, without a reasonable pretext, and having been refused, of course if at the election anything had occurred to demonstrate the need of them. Attorney General Pierrepont niver would have heurd the last of it from Ames. But not n word bar come from Ames or. a single onu of his carpet bagger congeners in Mis sissippi since the election to show that Ihe troops were needed, and this of course is ofj itself a lull demonstration that they were not needed, and that tho election was fair and honest. But Morton, in urging the proposed inves tigation, is influenced by very different mo tives from concern for honest elections in Mississippi. What troubles him mostly is that the election was not as it had always been when the curpet baggers had their own way dishonest. The big radical majority in the U. S. Senate is dwindling down to nothing at a fearfully rapid rate. Ou by one the carpet bag governments of the south especially have dropped out of power, under the stern demands of a sound public opinion, and one by ouo these states are sending up democratic senators, so that the radical ma jority in that body threatens to disappear even before the present session is out. Ar kansas is likely soon to dispense with its only remaining republican senator as lovely a specimen of carpet bag putridity as radical corruption ever raised above the reeking slums in which he was hatched; Alabama, also, Is in danger of losing its lovely Spn cer, another product of reeking corruption And now comes Mississippi, threatening to displace another exemplar of radical putridi ty by the substitution of a ian even, it Is possible, the hated Lamar. It Is possibilities like these that are dis turbing the peace of mind of honest Morton, and it is to prevent such a consummation that he wants to get up an investigation in Mississippi, and then, by such false swearing ss he knows the Mississippi carpet baggers so admirably adept in, having made a prima fucic case ugainst the Mississidpi legislature, he hopes, by military intervention, to stave off and ultimately defeat the election of a democratic senator from that state. Almost uuy other radical editor in the U S. would understand Morton's little game and "boost" it in away to show his conscious ness of it. But the litpublieAin manifests no such consciousness, and we think in sustain ing Morton's movement is simply and stu pidly honest. DEATH OF HON. W. A. EICHAED80N. A week ago telegraph dispatches announced that the Hon. W. A. Richardson, at hlshome in Quincy, 111., had received a severe paralytic stroke, and on Monday came the announce ment of his death. Colonel or "Dick" Richardson, as he used to be familiarly called, had been out of poli tics so long that his death excites less atten tion now than it would have received ten or twelve years ngo. Then the party, of which he was an accomplished and trusted leader, was able to place him in such prominent pub lic positions aa his talents were so well fitted to adorn, and to have been smitten down then would have been regarded as a public calamity. But now, almost forgotten amid the riotous reign of mediocrity and corrup tion, the announcement of bis death is re ceivod like that of the demise of one of a loreign laud or former age. Col. Richardsoa in his day was an able man. In 1S14 he was the acknowledged leaded of the house in congress a house which embraced in its membership men like Bieckenrldge, Orr, Lynn Boyd, Tom. Ben ton, Alexander Stephens, Gerrit Mnith, Josh ua R. Gidding, &c, Ac, and in the great struggle on the Nebraska bill, during which the house was in session for three days and three nights, Col. Richardson led the demo cratic phalanx, making every important mo tion and meeting every counter motion and strategic movement of the adverse party with such consummate readiness and address as finally to compel the opposition to surrender at discretion. Aside from his marked ability, Col. Rich ardson was a thoroughly honest man. As his "companion in arms" during a year of the Mexican war, the writer had opportunities to see him iu phases and under circumstances which, more than probauly any others, are calculated to bring oat all the points of a man's character, aul the revelation under every conceivable test was, that a more thor oughly honorable and honest man one who heartily despised everything that wa mean and little, and made truth and honor his re ligion with more entire devotion than William A. Richardson never lived. In the Chicago liib-mt -not over friendly or appreciative we iad the following bio graphical sketch of Col. R : Hp wa born in Favette County, Kentucky, in It'll, and erudua'teJ from Transylvania University, iu" that Stale, while still a boy. Admitted to the Bar U-foie he was '20 years of ace, he moved to Illinois which was al ready, thank to tree labor, outstripping be older 1 1 val. From 1, h be was elecU-d State' Attorney, he was almost continuously in otSce until l-. when he left the foaie Had be written -Thirty Year io ! State Politics." .e U-k would hrve been as lntm-!:ng a lknton's "Thirty lcars in the United States Senate." He was a mem ber of tho State Legislature in 1830, a State Senator in 1838, Speaker of the House and Presidential Elector in 1844. He entered the Mexican war as a Captain, and was promoted to a higher command on the battle-field of Buena Vista, in tho 1'fce-aud-casy military method of those davs, by tin unanimous vote of his regiment. From 1847 to 18.16, when he ...... t .... n. i V.i uut In I'finrrrnua nftivn1v aim. porting his intimate friend, Senator Douglas, in his struggle for the so called "Popular Sovereignty" principle, as applied to the Kansus-Nebrus'lca question. He left Wash ington to run for Governor of Illinois, but was defeated. In 1857, Buchauan appointed him Governor ot Nebraska. He held the place only one year, and then resigned. In 18(50 and 18C2 he was re elected to Congress. When Douglas died, O. H. Browning was appointed by the Governor as ad interim Senator, but when the Legislature met, Mr. Richardson was elected for the unexpired terra. His record as a SeBator was honora ble, though not brilliant. Since his retire ment, in 1805, he has lived quietly at Quincy. His good physique has carried him safely through several severe attacks of sickness during the last decade, but he was struck with paralysis ten days ago, and was unable to rally from the shock. He participated in the Bourbon movement of 1872, and has late ly published one or two Indiscreet letters in favor ot rag-money, which showed that his lie leaves nciutiu mm uio recom u a public career, and a character for personal and official integrity. FOREIGN NEWS. Greitt ItrlUin. There was a serious disturbance on the 27th at Bannsfoot, county Armagh, Ireland, growing out ot the marriage of a Protestant girl to a Catholic. A number of Protestants attacked the house where tho marriage look place, and completely wrecked the premises. 1 T , . 1 1 ' . I 1 In... During the bght that followed, a number were killed and Beveral badly wounded. The admiralty hits got out a new circular on the subject of fugitive slaves. Such per sons escaping to a British man of war are not to be given up to the claimants, but to be lau-Jcd in a country where their freedom is secure, and no demand for the surrender of the slave is to be entertained by a British officer. The Prince of Wales' India tour is getting to be a great bore. Every post brings long letters from correspondents sent out by the diflercnt newspapers to write up the trip but so sick is the public of the affair that few of the letters are published. Besides, the Prince wants more money. The $3,500,000 voted him for the trip are already nearly exhaust ed, and he hasn't got half around distributing presents. Earl Stanhope is dead. The Marie Lane EtprtsH1 regular weekly re view of tho corn market says: "The large imports since the 1st of September have kept prices down, but we cannot expect the im ports to continue while rt3 are so low. The business in Europe is seasonably dull and prices barely maintained." France, The assembly was occupied all week in considering the press bill. As adopted, it provides for a moderately free press, relieved from many of the annoyances to which the French press was heretofore subjected. The prefects are no longer allowed to forbid sum marily the sale of journals in Ihe streets, by which 75 journals, now forbidden, are releas ed. The same bill also raises the state of siege throughout the country except in Paris, Versailles. Lyons and Marseilles. The final approval of the bill is to followed by a dis solution, and new election, over which the country is already becoming agitated. Ex-President Thiers has accepted an invita tion of the Town of Bclfort to stand for the Senate. He has received and declined simi lar invitations from eleven Departments. Republican leaders are confident that in the general elections the partisans of a mod erate Republic will secure a majority in both Houses ot the New Assembly. The Orleans princes have ieci led not to take seats In the senate or chamber of depu ties. The Due d'Aumale has written a a let ter, declining nomination for either house. The statue ol Napoleon was replaced on the newly -finished Vendome column on Mon day. The royal palace at Barcelona was des troyed by fire on the 20th. Spain denies having violated the neutrality law by enlisting Italians In New York for Cuba. The enlistments were made by plant ers to guard their estates from ravage by the soldiers on both sides. The Carlists are bombarding Hernani with such vigor that it is leared tho garrison will be compelled to evacuate. King Alfonso is actively arranging for the return of his mother to Spain. She is to re side at Valladolld. as Madrid is not consider ed a healthy place for her. Tnn feelinc of hostility and disgust towards ex-queen Isa bella is so intense among tne Spanish people that it is believed her return will be the sig nal for a popular outburst that will end in placing Don Carlos on the throne. Germany. Bkki iv, Dec. 29 The meeting called last Monday by the citizens of the Lnited States resid'nc here to irive expression to their ab horrence of the Bremerhaven crime and to protest against the unjust comments of the German press, was held to-night anu was attended Dy w , " - ,n-T 1 was adopted declaring that the act of Thorn-; a or Tuomassen. is in no respect a fruit ofj American civilization; that it affects the! hoaorofthc human race and not that of a particular nationality, and protesting against j the unjust aspersions on American character J .. annearcd in some German newa-i papeis in connection with the crime. Switirtiaail. . During the Christmas festivities at the vil lage Iiniikon, in the Canton Aargau, Switzerland, in a srhoolhouse, the flooring gave w ay and eighty rcrsons were killed and fifty or sixty wounded. Trky. There I report, whif h needs confirma tion, of a ereat batlie on the 23J near Nitch- itza. in Herieirovinia, in which fifteen thous-, and troop rc encaged, and the Turks were victorious. . Tf Ffe lau ra an 4 bico "k!T Timf KILUHOTQR ENAMEL W0BKB. Enamelled brick are not in common use in the West, but it needs no argument to show their superiority over any other after using and testing them. Tho Millington Kn terprixe, In giving an account of the works for the manufacture of these brick at that place, thus describes the process or their manufacture: The sand (white flint from the Millington sandbank) is first ground in tho grinding puns. It is then mixed with the chemicals composing tho enamel composition, anil melted in a small kiln. When melted the compound is very similar to glass. The mixture is then placed iu the crusher and broken up in small pieces, after which it is ground in the pans into a fine flour. After this it is mixed with water until it is like paste, and it Is then ready for applying to the bricks. Each brick to bo enameled is carefully dipped in the mixture until a sufficient quan tity adheres to it, when the bricks are placed in boxes made of fire clay, which are called "saggers." These saggers are then carried to the main kilns. The main kilns are sixteen leet in diame ter, and sixteen teet high, with walls twenty inches thick. They are circular in form, and contain twelve furnaces each. One of them will contain about 4,500 Baggers, and each sagger contains from four to five bricks, the kilus Dcing caicuiatea to burn 30,000 bricks apiece. It requires about a week to burn a kiln, including the time spent m filling and emptying. The heating flues are constructed of brick, and predesigned simply to warm the build ing. They aro much safer than stoves, and much more economical in the consumption of fuel. Ills confidently expected, after allowing a wide margin tor delays, that the company will bo able to place the first 20,000 bricks upon the market before the New Year begins. Already they have more orders than they enn possibly fill in a year, aDd it will doubtless be necessary to enlarge the capacity of tin', works iu the spring of 187C. tlie President of the Abingdon, III., College1 was struck by a billy in the hands of a boy whom he was trying to epel from a public entertainment, aud is in imminent danger ot death. The Ottawa Fkke Tiiaokr copies an arti cle from the East St. Louis (iazette, advocating tho nomination of Judge Breese for the Pres idency. The democracy might do a great deal worse than to follow these suggestions and bestowtheir nomination on Judge Breese. Chi. Ind. Age. The Cincinnati Enquirer, which pretend to be a democratic paper but runs crazy alter the rug-baby, calls congressman Morrison "a brawling, empty-headed, unknown villa;.' politician of Waterloo, Illinois." The "truly loil" city treasurer of Buffalo, N. Y., has taken a pleasure trip to Canada or other foreign parts, and the tax payers of that city are cheered by the information that the amount of the steal probably don't excecl $400,000. Fred Douglass failed to meet bis engage ment to lecture at Strcator on Thursday night of last week. He assigns' "sad domestic trouble" as the cause. From Rutland. On Christmas eve Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Parr threw open their new and commodious house to their relatives for a Christmas tree. Many of ihem were there; others were kept away by sickness, bad roads or previous engagements. The company also included Mr. Woodward, who this winter is engaged in the arduous labor of teaching our young Ideas how to xhtte. Arriving somewhat ear ly, your correspondent, being divested of out er wrappings, started on a tour of inspection through Mr. Parr's beautiful new house. The house is certainly everything a faimei can desire, large rooms, well ventilated, ami remarkably well arranged. There aro a hall, two large parlors, large dining room with bay window, (filled with beautiful house plants,) a spacious sleeping room off it with closet and bath room, and a kitchen that any housekeeper might envy, with a pantry con taining innumerable drawers, shelves and doort, back ol whish were hidden hosts oi good things for the inner man ; and from the kitchen a stairway leads to apartments above both for male and female servants; and last but not least, this model kitchen Is supplied with an abundant flow of pure spring water, forced by a hydraulic ram from a spring a' the foot of the hill. On the second floor, to which one asceuds by an ample stairway from the hall, are seven sleeping rooms, all of good sl.e. All is fine ly finished, the outside in keeping with th' inside. Entering the front parlor, I found a large tree reaching to tho ceiling laden with pres ents, arranged with great artistic skill. Mrs Walter Strawn and Mrs. Samuel Parr receiv ed the most costly ones; but there were many more both beautiful and valuable, and I re gret that space will not allow me to give a list of them. Mr. Sam. Parr refused to ac cept his, on the gronnd of its gender he was sure there was something wrong about It. 1 f the night had been colder I might have thought he envied Mrs. Slrawn her velvet cloak and driving gloves. After the distribution of the presents by Mrs. John Parr, assisted by Miss Alice Shav er and Miss Fanny Armstrong, tho tree was removed, and the party engaged in the social dance, in which old and young engaged with the same heartiness-the old forgetting that they were no longer on th sunny side, aii i the young unmindful that they would not a! ways be there. The music was furnisbe 1 by Samuel Milliken and John Parr, assisted ly Mrs Armstrong of Sreo and Mrs. John parr The boys had not practiced together for a long time, but did their part so wtll as to show they bad forgotten none of their oM skill. The dancing wa kept up ntil tLe "wee imt' hours." when all departed for their homes acting heartily that there were few places where host and hostess could make it more pleasan' for their guest than at the comfortable borne of Mr. and Mis. Sam Tan May they live long to enjoy it, is the s ncr wish of one who was '.Lrre and had a sp'r. did time.