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3jp(t fee frailty Ottawa, 111., Saturday, March 30.1878. OUB CLUBINO. We arc prepared to club the Free Tkadeh with thefollowingpublications.lurnishingboth at the prices named, postage prepaid. The of feropen to old subscribers or new ut any post ofllco lathe county Is the cheapest eveu madk in this county: Kkee Trader anil Chicago Weekly Times.. t-M Fkeb Tkadeh and Chicago Weekly Trinme. U.fo Free Tkadeu and Chicago weekly jnur Oeean ; Fkbe Tkadeu uiul Prairie Farmer , Free Tkadeh and either of Harper's publi cations Free Tkadeh anil Srrttnur .( Free Tkadkh nd (fodeif IshIU' J'k Fkks Tkadek and Lit Stork Journal .... Free Trader and I'hrenolotieal Journal Free Trader and St. Xichtla Free Trader and rmrtt' Monthly Freb Trader and I.itteW JMnn A;t Vuifu Tuiiiku nnd Wrstem Jiural 2.W y.uo 4.75 4.75 ii.'.HI a. i.r a. 75 H.75 a.Ki H.'io VJ.'.K) Fkeb Tkadeu and Moore' Hand X me Yorker 3..10 All subscriptions as nlmvc mi st be strictly in, (idennce. Remittances may be made by mon ey order or registered letter, or by express at the seclner's cost. UKMOCKATIC COUNTY CONVENTION. The Democrats of La Salic county are mpicst- d to meet in their respective townships on Sat urday, the ISOth day of March 187S, to appoint delegates to attend a County Convention to meet at the Court House in Ottawa, on TmiiStiAV, April 4th, 187S, at a o'clock p. m., for the. pur pose of appointing 115 delegate to represent the county In the State Convention to lie held at Springfield on the 11th day of April is.; and to transact such other business as may tie deemed appropriate for the good of the party. The apportionment of delegates for each tow u ship will lie as follows: Adams, 2; Allen, 3; Brookficld, 2; Bruce, 5 Dayton, 2; Deer Tark, 2; Diminick, 2; Eagle, 3; Earl, 15; F.dcn, 2; Fall River, 2; Farm Ridge, 2; Freedom, 2; Grand Rapids, 2; firnveland, Hope, 2; La Salle, II; Manlius, 3; Mcndota, 5; Meriden, 2; Miller, 2; Mission, 2; Northville, 2; Ophir, 2; Osnge, 3; Ottawa, 11; Otter Creek, 2; Peru, 7; Richland, 2; Rutland, I!; Serena, 2; South Ottawa, 2; Troy Grove, 2; I'tica, 2; Ver million, 2; Wallace, 2; Wulthain, 2. 1.. W. ItREWEK, J. C. CliOOKKH, W.M. K. MlI.MUAN, Alex. Vaci.iikv, J. II. O'Connor, Walter Hour, J. L. McCormick, Jr., Democratic County Central Committee. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. Remember that a democratic caucus meets this afternoon to appoint delegates to the dcni ocrntic county convention to meet at Ottawa next Thursday. Thecaucus will be held at the court house at 4 o'clock p. in., ami of course all democrats ol Ottawa are urged to be present. Mo painter ever kc?s his own pictures, no vocalist hears himself sing, and no orator knows how he talks. The phonograph, however, over comes this hitherto impossibility! Nillsson, Kellogg and Carey can have their own beauti ful vocalizations phonographed and reproduced with themselves as auditors, and John A. Lo gan may have the mortification some day of hearing one of his own stump howls! The returning board prosecution at New Or leans is not ended, it seems, by the decision in the Anderson case. It is said the Wells and Cossanavc indictments can be soaiueuded as to void the technicality that Anderson escaped on, and a conviction of either of the others can be made to slick. (Sen. Ogden, the attorney general, is on his high heels and w ill tight the c:ise tii the bitter end. There arc about IKK) negro voters in Itloom ington, and hitherto they have been used as a sort of shuttlecock in the hands of the rcpuhli. can politicians, who, however, never had any offices to spare for the negroes. This has fin ally led to a rebellion. The negroes held a meeting the other evening and after severely denouncing the local politicians, resolved "that in the future we will co-operate with such men and favor such measures as we believe best for the interest of the colored people and men who make their living by labor." United States Senator Dorsey, of Arkansas, one of the last remains of carpet bagger sway in that state, has got into serious trouble that may end in his being booted out of the senate. He helped some relatives, it is said, to fit mail contract in Arkansas, and made pretty free list! of certain bonds signed in blank, in viola tion of biw. Like Blaine, however, Mr. Hor sey is said to be fortunate in having u brother-in-law, upon whom he hopes to be able to sad die the inconvenient disclosures. New Hampshire Is stubborn in her Rcpuhli. anisin. Sunilitirt (liizitti'. Just so. Webster says, "the stuhliorn man is unreasonable, ami grow more nbntnatr the ln'.rc clearly his unreasonableness is cpocd." Yes, the New Hampshire republicans arc'-stulr-Wll." The I wli mil ., a new S column 4 page pa per, to !c issued semi-weekly, comes to us from Morris, published by I'iny, ( 'raw ford and KutZ. It professes to belong to no political i' party, and promises to devote ilx'lt mainly to the interests of Grundy county. With the Jliralit and lljurimr already there, it looks like a pretty x:A adventure to start a third pa jwr, ani thai a semi-weekly, in a town like Morris. It is s .imc year- since a Mr. Paine, of Ma--a-thuseUs, we Ix lieve, announced (hat he bail succeeded in making a cheap illuminating gas out of pure water; but the invention had pi it lymiiih gone out of mind, when recently the subject was r vived by Mr. James Winter, of New Yirk. who has had charge of the steam engine in lhe,os!nopolitau Hot. I.niulannouiic cs that he has discovered how ton take illumi n :tjnggajoutof water, at a trifling o-t. num. U-T of capitalists have become intcroted in the matter, and sud icnt money has Wn invotcd fn hnild an i xim rinu nt:il m:u tine S,.nu. ..r1 the more sanguine Vlievc that the invention is bound to revolutioi!gas-uiaking. uiul pro- h 1 vide a new motive power. THE NATIONALS. That curious conglomerate of political odds and ends known, since the late Toledo conven tion, us tho " National Party," held a state con vention at Springfield on Wednesday. The call was issued immediately after the Demo cratic Slate Committee hud issued its call, and the date of the convention was llxed a couple of weeks earlier than the democratic conven tion, in the hope of making nominations that the democrats would endorse, us was done two years ago. It was a foolish thought, however, as the democrats got sulliciently burnt by that operation to deter them from ever being caught in another dicker so idiotic. The nationals, on getting together on Wednesday, seem to have como to the same conclusion, and pro ceeded to nominate candidates whom they must have been quite conscious no democrats would ever touch with a forty foot pole. The convention, to which some 700 delegates had been appointed, was attended by about 150, Mr. Springer accounting for the leanness by stating that the railroads had stubbornly refused to deadhead the delegates or even to grant them half rates. Old Joe Gillespie, of Alton, was made chair man, and one Ooll'en of Vermillion, Heath of Tazewell and Kvcrcst of Marion were made secretaries. S. M. Smith (Kewanec) and Alex. Campbell made speeches, after which the convention pro cceded to make nominations. K. N. Hates of Cook was nominated for treasurer, receiving 220 votes to John S. Armstrong 1 12 and scat tering 22. (The vote is large on account of tin delegates present from each congressional dis trict being allowed to cast as many votes as the whole district was entitled to.) Then Frank II. Hall of Ivanc county was, on motion of A. J. Grover, nominated for state superintendent of schools, receiving Mil voles to Scattering 2U, The nomination for this ollice was first ollercd to S. M. Ktter, the present incumbent, a demo crat, but he refused to endorse the Toledo plat form and was ruled out. The Platform Committee, which was headed by Dr. M. M. Ifooton, reported the Toledo platform bodily, with the following additions 11. That we demand an immediate issue of a full legal-tender paper currency by the govern ment to the lull limit, at least, ot the . 100,000,- (MM) legal tender United States treasury notes. 1.1. llialtlie credit ol the government can best be strengthened and preserved by its first paying off its interest-bearing debt before call nig in any part of its non-interest bearing ohli. gallons for redemption. lfi. I hat wc recommend and urge upon all state, county, and township committees, and all other persons engaged in the work, the or ganizatiou of national greenback and local clubs that support the principles set forth in the loledo plallorm. The platform and addenda were duly adpted. (len. Bates was then put upon the stand and made a short speech, in which he said he meant to be elected. If both the other parties saw fit to nominate him they might do so, he would be. a greenback man still ulle same. And the convention adjourned. This Rales was conspicuous a few years ago as a republican politician in Chicago, with an intense ambition to go to congress, but utterly failing in his aspirations, sloughed off among the isms. The Timet says : " Formerly he was vice president of a national bank. He kept a gorgeous carriage, with a liveried darkey to Invc it, lived in elegant style, and was one of tho most pronounced aristocrats of the capital A short time since, when his bank was reor gaiiied, he desired to be elected president, in recognition of his ability and his ownership of one-third of the stock. The directors saw tit to elect another man, and in high dudgeon be packed up and removed to Riverside. It is thought Ins rabidly republican antecedents will recommend him to the republican convention." HUMBLE FIE. For a dozen of years past it has been the liaint ol the republican papers ot this state, w henever the name of S. Corning Judd was mentioned the name of a prominent Illinois democrat and as thoroughly upright and hon orable a man as the state ever had-r-to blacken it with 111 tli v falsehoods. He was accused of having raised a company in ISM to resist tin tiraii, aim io nave nccii uie grand commander of the Knights of the Golden Circle in Illinois, "a treasonable organization in aid of the south eni rebellion." Mr. Judd bided Ins time until these slanders were repeated several times in a responsible papei like the Chicago Tribune, and then he went for the concern in a libel suit, which, being an able lawyer, he proceed ed to prosecute with his usual vigor. The Tri bum "got alarmed, and beginning to hunt up the ividcucc to sustain its charges, found it had none. And thereupon .loeMetlill proceeds to cat humble pie and to confess that the great Trt'biiitt bad lied. There was notruth whatever in the statement that Judd had raised a com pany to resist the draft or that he ever belong ed tome iwiignisoi the Golden I ucle, or to any but the Sons of Liberty, and these, Mr. Medill confesses, neither committed, authori. cd or contemplated any crimes or unlawful lets against the government of this state or oi the United States. Therefore, concludes Mr. Medill, these and "all other unjust reflections by the Tribune upon the personal character oi Mr. Judd are hereby withdrawn." Well, well w ho i have thought I1 1 The late-t sensation in the " upper circles" f England was the marriage of Lord l!o-e- l ry to a daughter ol t!c Baron tie Rothschild. Among the Engli-h snobs generally this i re g trdi it as an immcn-c condescension on the part of his lordship, for although Miss Roth si bit 1 1 an bring a dowry that no imble family in Lngjand can equal, she is objected to on the ground that she has no "blue blood" in her veiii--that i-. that she cau l trace her ge iu alogy l.u n few hundred years to-mcav age pict or Scut or Norman who in the biisi iies .if marauding and thnal cutting rose su-L jH-nor b. s,l,.v P.ul where is the Km! glish hoi s.-that ,.., Ir:( (. ;ts ,,.d, vwji, Rothschild, away ba. k 1 cyoud the middle ages, and the ages of the ( esarsand Ptolemies,) ami of lie- Herulida- and David and Ahi.i ham, up to old Noah hiuix If? An English.1 ll ! ... .1 man uik m vine Mir,t'.l, n,.7.i ( Itdy Rosclicrv can discount hi r husband's' cerulean bv !H 1st cent, and distance him in i lit. li.-i.'L u ir.1 ku i ri r f. 1 1.. .... .....I ...... - Ti.. i.. ,.. , ... . , , Jrs. In short. to tar as lineage is concerned iarr tjM. nj.,-.t f all aohiliti,. THE MOFFETT LIQU0B PUNCH. There is serious talk of introducing the Mof. fett punch in Chicago; though the local au thorities are puzzled to find authority for it without some previous legislation. The punch works so well in Virginia that the experiment of a few months shows it will yield to the state an annual revenue of $000,000, which is nearly as much as the state was able to raise last year by general taxation. The drinkers find no fault w ith the law as it adds nothing to the cost of the licpior, while the liquor sellers pro. less to like it because it gives them a good ex cuse for refusing to trust. The law as enforced in Virginia taxes each alcoholic drink 2' cents, and each gla-s of ale, beer, or porter half a cent. A specific licence to sell is also required. The tax is collected through the use of a bell register, similar to the one used in street cars. The penalty for a wilful failure to register is imprisonment not less than one mouth and not more than twelve. Officials w ho make false returns can be sent to the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than three years. The authorities say that Un law is fairly enforced, and claim that it will save Virginia from bankruptcy. An estimate hits been made according to which it is believed the Moffett punch in Chi cago, at the Virginia rates, would yield from three and a half to four millions a year near ly enough to do away with all other taxation! New York, also, is strongly agitating the (iiic-tion of adopting the Moffett punch. A few calculations on the subject give surprising results. Says the Sun: The President of the Wine and Spirit Trad ers' Society says that $00,000,000 are spent in our city barrooms in a year. There are s.ool) liquor saloons, averaging, so he thinks, $20 per day, or $KiH,000 for the lot. Deduct the fifty two Sundavs, and we have a grand aggregate of $."i0,00(l,i)00. Add what is sold on Sunday in violation of the law, and the figures will easily reach $i;0,000,ono. Thlssiim at 10 cents a glass, would cover (100,000,000 drinks. lint we estimate the proportion of malt liquors us three to one, and as lager beer and ale in a large majority of saloons is but five cents a glass, we are safe in putting the number of drinks sold yearlv in this city at 1, 200,01 Hl.tMKI. Sav that :i00,000,000 of these are alcoholic and !J0,000,000 malt; the Moffett law would return $7,500,000 taxes for the former and $ l..ron,fHH) for the latter, au aggregate of $12,000,000 a year. It realty looks as if the MofTett punch was soon to become a general institution all over. It encountered strong opposition at first In Virginia, but an attempt to carry the question into the elections met with signal defeat. There- is hardly a doubt but that New York will adopt it; Louisiana has already passed the iiu-a; lire, and it is now before the legislatures of Kentucky, Maryland and Pennsylvania. If the law will yield $1,000,000 a year in Chicago, that would be at the rate of about $10 per cap ita of the city's population, the same as $12,- 000,000 would be for New York. At the same rate, the punch and licenses would yield $10,- 000 a year in Ottaw a, enough to pay nearly all the ordinary expenses of our city government. THE COLD SNAP. The first and only frost during the p rest nt month of March occurred hereabouts on Mon thly evening, but was not severe enough to tlo any damage, as far as we can learn. The fruit in most danger now is the pouch, but as the buds were not yet open, they escaped uninjnrcd. Our frost was preceded, as it was apparently all over the country north of the Ohio river line from (he Rocky mountains to the Atlantic, by a thunderstorm. North of us, however, the thunder was followed by a snow storm. In Camilla it was the heaviest of the winter, over a foot of snow falling; through New York and New Kngland the snow fall was much lighter, but the thermometer went dow n to IH and twenty. Snow also fell in Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, anil the frost extended south as far as Kgypt. It is settled, however, that the fruit in Michigan and southern Illinois, as well ns through most of Ohio and Indiana, as unin jured. A slight flurry of snow here on Thurs day morning, however, indicates more cold weather, ami the present splendid show for fruit all over the country is yet subject to a great lnanv accidents ami contingencies. Will Kngland light? Why not? She is certainly getting ready. What has she to fear from Russia? Though the English army may be without veterans to cope at once with the battle-scarred soldiers of Russia.she has entered into a close alliance with Turkey, and rhe has plenty of sold'crs that showed themselves man lor man more than a match for the Russians on many a field. It was not want of soldiers. but money to pay them, that placed Turkey at a disadvantage with Russia. Kngland has the money; she has also the iron clads, the amii.u nition, tin- provisions ami all kinds of Mimdics in abundance; ami where the Turks are weak in numbers she can reinforce them with Kng lish reserves. France will keep Germany at bay, Austria has no will to tight, Scrvia is con lent with what she has, Hungary hales the Muscovite, and it will be not Russia against Turkey, but Rusmii against Kngland and Tur key. Who can doubt the issue of such a con test? Yes, Kngland is in dead carne-t now and means war. A note from Herman R. Knoch. L-j, editor of the Kockford Jounm', advises us that he is n candidate for the dcniocra'L nomination for the ollice of clerk of the appellate court of this district. The nomination will probably be made by the delegates from the t'i-trict to the Mate convention to meet on the 11th .ui Mr. i;. has Ihtii county treasurer of Winneba go county for eight years, which, as a democrat in so intensely dark a republican region, is certainly a strong atti-vtation of hi, -.,, t popularity and worth; and I he ability with Ithat be i- a man of ctlucali.in and pan- 1 .'V1'-? V,,,!i,,:,u' .,,.,,., " ..... C. D. Trimble is clerk of tin- supreme court at Ntawa, and never live I at S;:inghV,. Je has :i brother, A M. Trimble, formerly ot Plineelnn. now of Ottawa, who WotiM like to U-i h ik if the ap llaie court of this .listrict J. M Wallace, of Milling, mi tli ring from loo tnut h business cures, went to his ham ml Thursday of last week, threw one end ,,f aropr over a niter, I istem-d the other around mt k and deliUra'cIy strangled himself. From Washington. TIMI1K11 THIEVES. The senate, on the 22d, after a caustic debate, cut down the $20,000 appropriation asked by Secretary Schiirz to enable him to preseeute the timber thieves on government lands to $5,000, ami added an amendment prohibiting the prosecution of settlers who cut government timber for their ow n use. Schurz is disgusted with the action, and says it, is equivalent to u proclamation to the timber thieves that they may go ahead and strip the public lands of all the timber upon them. Tin kmas's mi. i,. Tin; only two speeches during the week worthy of note on the bill to compel the Pa cific railroads to provide a sinking fund to pay their indebtedness to the government were a strong speech in its favor on the 22d by Senator McDonald, ami a very violent one against it by lien Hill, ofllcorgia. Hill saidTburman's bill involved a gross violation of the constitu tion and was altogether a monstrosity. Thur- nian resented this language as an imputation on the committee that had reported the bill and intimated that Hill w as very poor authority on constitutional law anyhow. HOW E'S SI IlKEt). The only sensation of the week w as Senator Howe's splurge in the senate on Monday against the President. It was based on a reso lution asking the President for information whether Judge Whitakcr, whohad presided at the trial of Anderson in New Orleans, was not a defaulter to the government. Howe lam pooned Secretary Schurz with especial bitter ness, and as to President Hayes, he said his ad ministration was more inimical to republican principles than Tilden's would have been that he had destroyed the party in the south and so weakened it in the north as to deprive it of all pow er for good. Howe spoke for over three hours, but the general verdict is that he overdid the business and the President is so little disturbed that he requests his friends in the senate not to dignify it by a reply. CI HUEM V I.KOISI.ATION. The house on Monday, by refusing to fix a day for the consideration of Stephens's bill for the issue of silver certificates, anil by sundry other votes, indicated a determination to con- sider no more currency legislation at this ses sion. TIIK. FtSHKtlY AWAIU). Ulaine on .Monthly, on the occasion of mov ing the reference of the correspondence in re gard to the Halifax fishery award to the for eign affairs committee, took another tilt at that notable John Hull grab. He said while we hail been tricked into the award and could hard ly evade its payment in an honorable way, he desiretl that the senate should at least put on record its deliberate opinion that it was an un just extortion. lie read statistics to prove that all the profits of the American fishermen on the lish taken for which the government was paying $.j00,000 a year amounted to less than $100,000 a year. DKAX-FIKf.l). The contested election case for a scat in the house between Dean (tlem.) and Field (rep.) sitting member, from lloston, over which the house spent two or three pretty noisy days this week, finally ended on Thursday by the ousting of Field and admission of Dean by one major ity. It was a sort of returning board case. Dean bad the most votes, bnt Field had the returning board certificate behind which it was supposed congress would not dare to go. Rut you see they did ! WHISKY TAX. The senate on Wednesday passed the house bill to extend the payment of the tax on distill ed whiskey in bond to three years. IIAXKIU IT LAW. Senator Christiancy on Wednesday reported to Ihe senate from the judiciary committee a bill to repeal the general bankrupt law. The general impression is that the bill w ill pass. It proposes to leave all pending cases in bank ruptcy untouched. TAUIFF. Wood's tariff bill wa on Wednesday made the tuiler of the day for April tth. nti-Tramp vigilance committees have been organized in some of the western cities, in view of the swarms which the warm sun of the spring will soon loosen from their hibernating quarters in Chicago. In Janesville they have thus early commenced operations, and no Sat urday some thirty of these strangers were gathered into tho hospitalities of the jail, ami on Monday set to work breaking stone to liquidate the accrued claim against them for Uiartl. If the exodus from the metropolis has commenced so early, it is probable some will pass this way, and would it not he a good plan lor our city to put them to work breaking stone to macadamize some of our limine busi ness streets ? Mr. Edison, Ihe inventor of the telephone and seven other wonders of the world has just brought out another wonder w hich he calls the aerophone. A N. Y. World reporter has seen and tleseri ncs uie liistruincm, mil us uie description is so beclouded in technical terms is to be unintelligible to any but the scientific rentier, it is sufficient to give what Mr. Edison claims it will do. I Ic told the reporter that, Placed upon a locomotive, the machine w ill raise its voice and announce in giant tones, that can be heard for miles, "I am engine Marmaduke, and will stop ut Boontoii Sta chooses. -It is, mite simple." said Mr. Hdi. in III. OI 1 1 UK Cl tit li 111 i'l Mil"! ilI.lll"H I i son smilin" upon the perplexed reporter, olds, one of the most successful apostles in the i .ul ami on a-i.ni.tilv striding cp ami dow n the "but if vou tionl understand it altogether just red ribl-m cause, closed a hard week's labor with xi..em g.'stieulatioiis and 'xr"'','u" take my word tor it that this thing will uit.T !,,. OIl M! and hatl succeeded in lying! Vmti:;;"-a- n trund'r-l-md that he ha-M.lit words which can be heard distinctly four., , , , , , m,,v;, M.lence in me ami indulged in strung epithet miles oil. and wait patiently tor a tew weeks,!11" " " t, '! again-t farti.-s w ho had otter, d him l-ri.perty for when 1 will ileinon-trate what I say V you." ,ol the class that never drink nnyli-m. lhe,,.il(. ft., ,i,.lt j 1; n,. . xhati-t.-d ail my ro l inily way to scare such haitl cases as Mcndota, sources with him ami wa t a lo- how to pro- Mr. W. W. Calkins, an Ottawa rais.il ami educated man, but now of Chicago, is getting unto himself i;tiite a name in the scientific world. Wc find tais in a sc'n ntitic journal. Mr. W . W. Calkins announces in the .lw rt- din Xiit'iritli.tl tb .t he has found U,t !! llmit'i on the wes- coast of Florida, at Cetl irj Keys. It occiirmi in shallow water, occupy -I 111.'' (lean SUCIIS ll ..'( Zi'iri.r irtri"n uisif atimhtsl to the pretty coral (,.',,., ..j,,,.. capn.,1 pu.M.sbmen.. Ihe cxn, runcnt of aN.! J'ln spifimens have Urn submitted to rcrts Miing judicial murder. " while the other sort I ir ident'iticati.m, who find that it i a Pacific or West Coast sin II. not heretofore known lo exist on the eastern coast of Noith America, .i!:d adds another mvics to the list common to In th oceans. There are a few cnistacea ami li-hes known to io common to the two shon. ... .1 ..n In. i.i.t..rfl ...i-l-T ill s,,,n mcric:l '. inilii-atimr thai in Tertiary limes the Isthniu lilC ISllllllUS! if Panama lay under the ocean, us is its Jjeolosi- u the case." al structure show-, must have FOREIGN NEWS. The Katero l)uentIoa. There is hardly any appreciable change since our last in tho situation on the Eastern ques tion. While the publication of the terms of the treaty of peace seem to leave England with out a sufficient pretext forgoing to war, ywt having taken her stand that all the articles ofj the treaty must be submitted to the congress for ratification, John Bull's obstinacy will not permit him to recede from that position, es pecially since France and Italy say, if England refuses to participate in the congress on that ground they must also refuse, us it will be no congress unless all the signatories of the treaty of Paris take part in it. It is certain that Rus sia has replied to England's last demand that she sees no reason to change her former views, though it is said Count SchouvalofT took the responsibility to withhold the answer a day or two until he got permission to accompany it delivery to Lord Derby with some softening explanations. Thus, then, it is about settled that the con gress w ill not meet, and what remains is, that Russia may get the assent of Germany anil Austria to the treaty anil then' England must either accept it as a fact accomplished, or go to war. Austria is to be conciliated by Russia's agreeing to give up the project of annexing Bessarabia, IgnatielF being now at Vienna to make the proposal. England will be without allies, except that (icrmany will be held back from interference by France, while it is pretty certain that a close alliance is about concluded between England ami Turkey. That England is bent on war is f urther ami almost conclusively evidenced by the fact that Lord Derby, thus far the strong tower for peace in the Rritish cabinet, on Thursday evening resigned the portfolio of foreign all'airs, giving as his reason "that the cabinet had arrived at certain conclusions of a grave and important character, in which he was notable to concur." The "grave ami important conclusion" referred to is explained to be the decision of the cabinet, in view of the failure of the congress, to call out the Rritish reserves, w hich of course can only portend speedy war. Knclautl. The great walking match in London for purses amounting to about $:l,700, the highest to receive $2,000, in which there were 2! en tries, though but seventeen started, the highest prize going to the man who walked furthest in (J consecutive days, ended on Saturday evening in the triumph of O'Lcary, of Chicago, who made 520 miles in lft) hours nnd 10 minutes, the greatest walking feat on record. Vuughan, his principal opponent, made r00 miles, and IJrown, the next, made 477 miles. Only one other, Ide, continued on the track to the close, he making 405 miles. 20,000 spectators are said to have witnessed the close of the match. The Rritish naval training ship, the Eury- dice, with some 00 men on board, capsized in a squall ou the south coast of the Isle of Wight on Sunday and all but three or four were lost. The weather throughout England is very cold and farmingoperations are impeded. The grain markets are feverish. France, The L'nited States ship Supply, from New York, with exhibits for the approaching inter national exposition at Paris, arrived at Havre, Saturday The co-operation of (icrmany in the art ex hibition is becoming more nnd more cordial, and n is thought that all the tierman princes except Frederick William and Frederick Charles will visit the exhibition The chamber of deputies and senate have been at a hot disagreement during the week over the point that the senate had restored ap propriations to the budget bill which the chain hers hail stricken out. The chambers deny the right of the senate to add to the budget. The dispute is still unset ll .-tl. Italy. The head of the Jesuits recently proposed to return to Rome, but the pope received the proposition very coldly. The Jesuits are, therefore, opposing tho pope's general policy. Cardinal Di Pietro has been appointed pon- titicial canu-iii ngo, not Cardinal Moricinni, as before stated. A consistory was held at the Vatican on Thursday. The pope delivered the allocution, and then nominated the Scotch episcopate, as follows: Rt. Rev. John Strain, I). D , metro politan archbishop of St. Andrew's at Edin burgh; Charles Eyre, archbishop of Glasgow; Mac Donald, bishopof Aberdeen; MacLachian, bishop of Galloway, and Mac Donald, bishop of Argyle. Rev. Rigg is to be bishop of Dunkeld. His holiness then appointed Father Chatcrd, rector of the American college at Rome, bishop of Vini-ennes, and Father Reeve, bishop of Richmond. He then made the profession oi faith according to established usage, anil took oath to the apostolic constitution. Finally he conferred the hat on Cardinal McClosky, ot New York, who, after the consistory, hail a pri vate audience w ith the pope. The pope in his allocution said the loss oi temporal power rendered the free exercise or j i :i. i., ; Gen. Grant is still at Rome, ami on Thurs day visited the studios of the American artists . i Mcndota tloes not sceui to be a very inviting, .,,,- ., . . "-"'" "eicmpcran.-ercIoruieis. .....-..- l- I?...-.. seems ,o bo largely made up of into tcnu, r- alice is to place a dozen ot well armed soldiers! ill every saloon with orders, whenever they M,-'a .. . ! a man raise a glass oi liquor to nis ukmoi, mi shoot him on the spot.' The Iowa leg Im.pf ; )Vw ( IV -lalure. previous to its ad jouri ago, passed a bill ri-slorill: flourished unclurkod, did not work t- the . f .,; ,,f anvl-dv but those who deserved lunging. . a" I I be i The new lK-nilcntiarv at Chester is to l.ntlt l ir n lv bv labor drawn from the oeniti n-i ........... J, - J , l,D' l Jmru UUUUI comicis were. scut on Thurs lay down to Chester f . , SELF-DESTRUCTION. Col. U, A. MeL'aleb Become Demented and Commit Suicide, Never in the history of Ottawa were our people more astounded and shocked than they were last Sunday on the receipt, by C 1). Trimble, Esq., from Kansas, of a dispatch that Col. II. A. Me t'aleb hud committed suicide. The Colonel had been a resident of Ottawa for about tun years had been sheriff, county clerk, and in the ice liushiess here, and was know n by every resident. He was a man that stood over six feet in his stockings, of ktalwart frame anil splendid phys iquealways the picture of health and manly vigor, ami of au exceptionally joyous and happy disposition. Temperate In his habits, yet big hearted and generous to a degree, in comfortable circumstances, surrounded by a pleasant family whom he idolised he seemed the last man in the world whom one would Imagine capable of self destruction. Yet those most intimate with him know that for the past six months his mind had shown unhealthy symptoms tits of gloom and despondency would strangely seize him with ina bility to think connectedly or concentrate his thoughts. A year ago he became dissatisfied with the ollice of county clerk which he then held, saying the salary was too small to yield him a comfortable support, and he declined to be a can didate for re-election, expressing a purpose to go t Kans:w cnc i farming and stock rais- iug. He visited the country and came home de lighted with it, and all winter was mainly occu pied in getting ready for the proposed change of abode. Out of settled occupation in the mean time, and brooding over the proposed change, he became at times so harrowed by doubts aud gloomy forebodings, that he confessed to inti mate friends that he was really fearful his reason was giving way. Of all men in Ottawa his next door neighbor C. I). Trimble, Esq., shared his closest friendship and most intimate confidence, and he hardly took a step of any kind in which -Mr. T. was not eon suited and made his confidential adviser. Mr. T. was also acquainted with his peculiar state of mind before he left Ottawa, and largely on that account took occasion to go to Kansas himself at this particular time to attend to some business he had there so as to be there when Col. McCaleb arrived, that he might note his condition there and relieve his own anxiety in reference to his friend in seeing him settled ami the cloud lifted his brain. Nothing, therefore, can more truthfully exhibit Col. McC'aleb's exact condition than the following narrative of the week Mr. Trimble spent with him in Kansas, and which he has most kindly prepared for our use: I became aware of Colonel McCaleb's unsettled state of mind about the 2.11 h of February last, from having previously submitted to him a busi ness proposition, w hich I found him incapable of considering in detail. About the first of March I learned that he was suffering from mental depression, and was great ly troubled about his business affairs and his fu ture prospects, though 1 ('id not think him in failing circumstances, or that he had serious oc casion to fear the future. I learned that he had sold his residence here and knew that he propos oil to remove bis family to Humboldt, Kansas, about the 11th inst. J laving business west, 1 left Ottawa for Kansas City March 5th, and hav ing visited Lawrence, Topeka and Kmporia, I went from the last named place oil the 1 tth to Humboldt, where the Colonel was expected to arrive on the 12th. Having driven into the coun try that day, and being carried some miles out of my way, I did not meet him at the railroad depot on his arrival, but shortly afterwards found him and his family at the principal hotel of the place. I conversed w ith them half an hour and retired to another hotel to make room for them, the house being very full that night. Saw him a few moments next morning with his friend, John Gallagher, formerly of La Salle, w ho had brought men and teams from his farm near by to remove their household goods from their car on the track of the L. L. A: (i. railroad to a house, which had been secured for the family by Mr. Gallagher some time before. I drove into the country that day also, ami did not return until late In the eve ning. Saw the Colonel Thursday morning as he and Mr. Gallagher were starting into the country west of the Neosho river. They were gone all dav, returning about ti o'clock. I went to the bouse about s o'clock and fountl the Colonel at home. He told me. a room had been furnished for me anil that I w as to make my home at his house while 1 remained in the place. 1 accepted the invitation, and very soon he began to disclose bis true condition, telling me at the same time that In- had successfully, as he thought, conceal ed it from his friends in Ottawa. He bemoaned his man v mistakes in business and confessed thai he had lost his judgment and w as utterly incapa ble of coming to a business conclusion. I promptly protlered any advice or assistance J could rentier him andotlered to remain with hiuw as long as necessary to establish him in business. He very gratefully accepted the oiler, and it was arranged that w e should immediately go into tho country to look for a farm to rent or buy. We accordingly started at about!! o'clock Friday morning ( i.lth inst.) to go into Woodson county. We arrived at Yates Center, the county seat, at I o'clock, and there called on Carpenter, the countv clerk, whom the. Colonel had known In La Salle county anil with him took dinner at the hotel. After dinner we called on other county ollieers, and having made the acquaintance of a land agent of the place, a reputable gentleman, we learned of several farms for sale or to rent in the direction of Humboldt. We started on our return at half past 2 o'clock, and I soon found the Colonel anxious to get back to his family, saying he could not leave them alone after dark. We succeeded in looking at one farm only, anil that lay directly on our road home. Twice I turned V-idc to go a distance of say a mile and a half to cv unine other farms which had been rec ommcii.l d to us, but each lime he called a halt ant) ciiii-eil me to turn hack into the main roatl. I maili- a point to return to Humboldt by way of Mr. Gallagher's farm ami saw Mr. G. about, sun down, 'talked w ith him a few minutes, receiv ing siime words of encouragement, ami drove- in to ! .mi aboil' dark. 1 now learned for the first time that the Colonel did not rest well of nights; ami had a great ileal of talk with him, this eve ning, but to little purpose. Ketired at a late hour, with the understanding that we were to drive through Allen countv, cast of the Neosho, next day. We accordingly started out on the morning of the Kith, and our experience of this day was very similar to that of the day pivv lou. Tiie Colonel made an oiler for a farm not far from the town, ami when it became apparent that the owner would accept, he recalled it. A little later in the day lie mailt- au oiler for not mi the prairie ami u second tract farther ipiicklv recalled that. Again he became auxluiis to get back tohisfami- Iv, and as soon as we were turned towards home lie li' gan to bemoan the helpless condition of hi children, ami recite the mistakes of his lifr. We arrived at his house a liiilc after dark, and, up- periiXi-r. lie lcpealeil uie ui-mai imagining: ;,. ;. ,.;,;,, fr.Ul.UIlv .taking his Ju M 7 UU- hourof the to -ht I recalled -nmcthi-ig he had said about '"h. r living in M:s..iri. wl... had Ij-ef. sue- i c fill in l.iisiii,.-s. and taking III. it I ili-eov- I i d that lie was iml more imin nn ori.i nines iu.iv. I watched an opportunity and pointedly .e!i-ed li i rii ti( go. it- si as possible, tout seek counsel of liis brother, as one in whom he could contule its an cp riem i d farnirr.iud stock raiser, lie caught at tlii- s-igg-ti. -n with apparent cag eri" -s ami evprcid tin- l-'-iit f that this wnti! I lie the "solution -f tin' enigma." ami free him from his trouble. lb- rctind al a i rv late hour. it-islcij but little that iiigiil. ct da ticing Min- (!a- dav 1 sough: to leave lum w Mi lauiilv as mucn Us pusslOlC. ill i.i.o'u ill. io ill i oiiicauji u's famiiv to bun li. I Uec'.metl. tail went to liurt li with another fri, nd. ami after church received a ,..,ii r-s .mi a couole of friends at !ie Monroe1 hi'Ue. where we had -topped at lir-t. Keturm-d to the- i.a . .,. I. I . k ... I I 1.- .1 in .- i ,114, 11C1 S lllllisi- HOOUl 1 ( lOCK 1.1 lilt" f IO"- ,,, ,.ut i;.,Ic taik with him that e tired cupv. rtia-d l.im n..n.n?ng eiiiiig. Kc- througli the I