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PHUXIPSBTJKG, - - - KANSAS, The law allowing newspapers which weigh four ounces or any number whose combined weight does not exceed that weight to be carried through the mails for one cent, is now in force. A "Washington dispatch says : "Secre tary Frelinghuysen has instructed the American Envoy at Madrid to ascertain if Spain will part with Cuba, and given him authority to offer $100,000,000 for it, and to state that no other nation will be permitted to make the purchase." Doubtful. ' ' Immediately after the death 6f the Regent of Siam in March, 1843, his re mains were inclosed in a vast urn of costly material, several yards in height, which was placed in a large room open ing upon the courtyard of his palace, which stands on a creek flowing into the river that traverses the Capital. Bands of native priests, relieving each other in turn, kept repeating prayers night and day in the death-chamber, around which were displayed all the orders and deco rations worn by the dead man in his lifetime. Twelve months after his death the urn and its contents were carried in state to a kind of temple erected for the purpose, where the cremation was per formed in the.presence. of thousands of spectators, including the King himself and his entire Court. Under the heading of "The Depart ing Bang," the St. Louis Globe has a humorous article, from which- we take the following: Since the memory of middle-aged man the favorite style of deforming the femi nine countenance has been by means of the bang. Exactly how the the bang came into use, or how the name origi nated, can no longer, with any degree of certainty, be told; though, since "Webster defines the word as mean ing "to beat, to thump, to knock about,.' it has been supposed by some that the women who were so treated by their husbands, commonly wore their hair disordered in front in token of their misery; while others have conjectured that it was cut on by the aforesaid hus band as a measure of convenience in or der to secure a better hold for the proper administration of family discipline; while others again have conjectured that the women who first wore their hair thus were cheered and encouraged in- the fashion by the tongues and finally by the fists of their associates, and thus the term "banged," first applied to the women themselves, came to be anoro priately used as indicating their style of decoration. The Delta metal, the new invention which seems destined to make a vigor ous competition with steel in certain nses, has been laid before the Polytechnic Society at Berlin by.M. Veltmeier. It is composed of the usual ingredients of brass with an admixture of iron, is of oxcellent color, polishes easily, and re sists oxydation far more effectively than steel or iron. Its strength when wrought or rolled (not, however, when cast) is greater than that of steel; it can be hammered and soldered, but not welded, melts at 050 Cent., but at 700-SOO Cent., becomes very malleable, and admits of being cast. The price is somewhat higher than that of a superior quality of brass. It may, above all, be used to ad vantage in the manufacture of articles that are exposed to oxydation, and re quire great strength. Among others, it is at present being chiefly used in the construction of the small steamboats in tended for river navigation in the in terior of Africa. Last Sunday afternoon Mrs. Halford, of Hebron, Nebraska, saw her three-year-old boy tugging for dear life at something in the back yard. Going to ward him, his mother was horrified to find that the little one had both hands tightly grasped about the tail of a venom ous rattlesnake, just above the rattles, whose furious rattling gave notice of the reptile's anger. While the child was pulling, the snake was unable to get in position for striking with his fangs. In an instant the frightened mother compre hended the deadly danger of her child, and with a frantic scream that caused the little one to drop his deadly plaything, she caught him up and sprang away. "When released, the snake instantly coiled himself to strike, but too late. The boy fought and yelled so as to get back to the snake again that his mother was compelled to give him a severe spanking. The famous Regent diamond originally weighed 400 carats; but the cutting of it as a brilliant, which took two years' la bor and cost $15,000, reduced its size to 173 carats. Thi3 diamond, which is also called the Pitt, was stolen from Golconda and sold to the grandfather of the Earl of Chatham, when Governor of Fort St. George, in the East Indies, for $100,000. The French King purchased it for $400, OoO, Mr. Pitt reserving the, fragments taken off in the cutting; but its. value is now estimated at double the price paid for it. This jewel was pawned by Na poleon, made a political bait by Talley rand to seduce Prussia, and was stolen by robbers, who only returned it because of the impossibility of disposing of it without detection. A certain convict in the French galleys for some time en joyed a high pre-eminence among his fellows as the man who had stolen the Regent. MEWS 3ul:fiary. LUSCEUjAlfEOUS. Honker Hill Day was celebrated at Bos ton. Business was generally suspended. Athens. Pa., was visited by the most de structive fixe In the history of the town. Under the law against gambling a Cleve land " bucket-shop" was closed by the po lice. The seventeenth annual convention of the railway Master Mechanics has been in session at ixng .tsrancn. P. T. Barnum Droves to be the person who last year quietly gave $50,000 to Tuft's college for a museum of Natural history. Reports received by the Illinois Depart ment of Agriculture are more encouraging for crops than those of a month ago. Gidiere. Day & Co.. cotton factors, New Orleans, suspended, and extension asked. Liabilities. $280,000; assets, $380,000, esti mated. Owing to a continuous run on the Man ufacturers' Bank, of Milwaukee. Wis., ever since the New York trouble, it has closed its doors. Cincinnati is threatened with a strike by six thousand shoemakers, fifteen hundred stove-molders, and five thousand cigar- makers. The trotting horse, Burns, valued at $70 000, owned by S. A. McLean, of East Sagin aw, dropped dead on the race-track while being exercised. It is currently believed that Sidney Dil lon will resign as President of the Union Pacific, and that Charles Francis Adams will succeed him. The State Bank of West Virginia, with liabilities of $119,000, closed its doors re cently. The State is a creditor to the amount of $8,000. H. J. Ramsdell, of Washington, will write Blaine's "lila" for the campaign. Stephen B. Elkins will be his financial manager during the campaign. The American Institute of Homoeopathy met in annual session at Deer Park, Md., with a large attendance, including del egates from England. Donnell, Lawson & Simpson have re ceived replies from over one-half in amount of their creditors, accepting their proposi tion, and "confidently expect to resume" shortly. The directors of the Rock Island road re port for the year ending with March gross earnings of $lo,o5o,514. and a net income ot $5,237,512. The capital stock is $41,950,800, and the bonded debt $17,500,000. Thos. P. Searles, almost an octogenarian living alone on a farm near Hastings, Mich igan, who was believed to have considera ble money secreted about his house, was murdered by unknown persons. Senator Harrison, of Indiana, was yester day given the degree of LL. D. by Hanover College. Kev. William xawcett, of Chicago, received from the Upper Iowa University the degree of Doctor ot Divinity. A Muncie (Ind.) man, who went to Call fornia during the gold fever of 49' returned to find that his wife had married twice during his absence, supposing him dead. He found her, though an imaginary widow, and all is well. The Missouri Pacific road ha3 put on a through sleeping-car between Dallas and Chicago, skipping St. Louis altogether. Commercial travelers from the latter city are advising their principals of this discrim ination against them. The strike of the coal miners in the Mo nongahela Valley has spread to nearly ev ery pit. Four pools and about five thOu sand miners are now idle. The operators say that they are unable to pay three cents and a halt per bushel. J. H. McKenney, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, was stripped of $bi,uuu by the collapse of Middleton's bank at Washington. Envelopes in which he had left securities in their safe, were cut open and the contents abstracted. The heavy rains of the past week in Cali fornia have inflicted great damage to crops. Although June rains are not unusual in this State, never during any year since 1850 have they been so heavy as this- year. The bignal bervice .Bureau reports the great est fall in June for the last thirty- tour years, one men and two-hundredths. and at Sacramento, which is a better indica tive point for the whole State, the highest rainfall for the same month, during the same period, was one inch and ten-hun dredths. The Supreme Court of Ohio has rendered a decision on the bcott liquor law which declares the second section ot the law, per taining to first lien on the premises, uncon stitutional, and leaves the rest of the law valid and operative a3 heretofore. The question of the constitutionality of the whole law is held as not raised in the cases. and Court stops with the record. The liquor dealers will, tnerelore, be required to pay the June collection of tax under the law. leaving the matter open for further test be fore the semi-annual payment in Deceru ber. CONGRESSIONAL. In the Senate on June 13th the House bill providing for the payment of the "Fourth of July" claims passed. The Chair aiVDointed as ennffireps nn tha part of the Senate on the Consular and 1 4-: T: 1 1 a lii tt.i. 1 t , jLipiuxuakiu ojiii, Aiiiisuu, xiaie ana xeCK ana on the Pension Bill, Logan, Dawes anc Call. Unanimous consent was obtained to s bill to require payment in cash to the State ot Georgia $35,555, appropriated for that btate by an act ot Congress passed March 3d, to refund to Georgia citizens moneys ex- pended lor the common delense in 1777. After a Ions discussion Ingalls moved to recommit the bill to the CommitteA nn Claims. It was then discovered that there was no quorum present, and the Senate ad journed until Monday. In the House on June 13th. the Senate amendments to the Consular, Diplomatic uu x euiuu appropriation cuus. were non- concurred in. The conference report on the PosiofSce Appropriation bill was submitted. It said the item on which no agreement had been reached, were, first, increasing the annrO' priation for the pay of letter carriers; sec ond, increasing by $1,000,000 the appropria tion for mail transportation on railroad routes ; third, striking out the clause regu lating the compensation to land grant roads; fourth, appropriating $185,000 for special mail facilities ; and fifth, increas ing by $300,000 the appropriation for rail way postofiice clerks. t The conference report was adopted as far as the items are concerned upon which an agreement had been arrived at. It was moved that the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment increas ing from $3,600,000 to $4,000,000 the appro priation for the pay of letter carriers. After debate, as a compromise, it was suggested that the appropriation be fixed at $3,800,000, but a motion to that efiect was lost by a vote of 37 to 137. Horr's motion to recede was carried by a vote of 115 to 53. The Senate-amendment was con curred in. The next point in dispute was the Senate amendment increasing from $11,700,000 to $12,750,000 the appropriation for mail trans portion on railroads. This was considered in connection with the amendment striking out the clause reducing five per cent, the compensation to railroads for mail trans portation, ana providing that land grant roads and subsidy roads shall receive only filty per cent, ot the compensation allowed other roads. ' . "fr TTnrr moved that the TTnnsp TprAde from its disagreement to these amendments. Liost yeas m, nays iui. Tho, TTnnqft thftn. nn motion of TTnlman insisted on its disagreement to the amend ments. The House then took a recess until even ing, when they passed seventy-six pension bills and adjourned. The treaty which has been under consid eration in the Senate Committee on Eor eign Relations, providing for an interna tional copyright and patent system, and which already has oeen ratmea and pro mulgated by twenty-four governments, was reported adversely by the committee to the Senate, and alter a Dnei discussion rejected. The House Public Lands Committee have agreed to report favorably on the bill re quiring the general government to pay the Btate of California for school purposes five per cent, of the net proceeds of all public lands sold within her boundaries since the State's admission. The amount of the pro posed payment is estimated at $l,UU0,000. In the House on June 14th, they resumed the consideration of the amend ments in dispute between the two houses on the Postofiice Appropriation bill, the pending amendment being, that incorpora ted by the Senate, appropriating $185,000 for special mail facilities on trunk lines. The House after a long debate receded from its disagreement, and agreed to in creasing the appropriation to $250,000. The House insisted on its disagreement to the amendment, increasing lrom $4,000,000 to $4,300,000 the appropriation for railway postal clerks. ' The Committee on Public Buildings sub mitted a report in which the charges of cor ruption, or collusion, on the part of the Secretary of the Treasury in the selection of a site for a public building at Brooklyn, to be unfounded. The next bill called up for consideration was one requiring the Pacific railroad com panies to pay the cost of conveying, survey ing and selecting lands granted to and earned by those companies. In the event of a failure of any company to pay this cost within ninety days alter the passage of this act, the Secretary of the Interior shall inform its President or Treasurer of the amount of land to which it is entitled to patent and the amount of cost of surveying, etc., and if the company shall not pay such cost within sixty days after the receipt ot the notice, the Attorney General shall in stitute suits agamst the company m de fault. Pending the consideration of the bill the Mouse adjourned. In the Senate on June 16th, a resolution was offered directing the Committee on Ju diciary to inquire whether the Union or Central Pacific Railroad Companies, have become responsible for or guaranteed inter est on any bond3 other than those author ized by Congress or outstanding at the date of the passage oi the act making appropria tions for Legislative, Executive and Judi cial expenses of the Government for the year ending June 20, 1874, and if so, to what extent and under actual or alleged authority; also, whether any new stock has been issued by either ot the said companies. It went over under the rules. Plumb, from the Committee on Appro priations, reported the Army Appropriation bill as agreed upon by the Committee, it appropriates $295,000 more than the House bill. Ingalls rose to a question of Privilege. He read from the debate of last Friday on the bill relating to the claim of the State of Georgia for money spent lor the common defense in 1777. He objected to certain words, which, he said, had been inserted in in the handwriting of the Senator of that State (Brown) in the official representatives' manuscript of the debate, and which, In galls claimed, had not been spoken of in the Senate. He said he was always willing to submit to the fortunes of debate, wheth er of victory or of defeat, but wasn't secure against the Parthian arrows of flying loes, who see fit to discharge them from some am bush in a printing house. After some rather sensational remarks on both sides the con sideration of the matter went over until to-morrow. Senator Plumb called up the report of the Conierence (Jommittee upon the Post Office Appropriation bill, and upon his motion the Senate concurred in the House amendment appropriating $1S0,000 "for necessary and special facilities on the Trunk lines." The House increased the amendment to $250,000, in which the benate concurred, Plumb moved that the Senate insist on its remaining amendments (three in num. ber), one increasing the appropriation tor transportation on railroad routes from $11,700,000 to $12,750,000; another sti iking out the House provision relating to the re adjustment of the compensation to rail roads, and the third adding $300,000 to the appropriation of $4,000,000 for railway post- omce clerks. The Senate then, after considering the Utah Bill for a short time, adiourned. In the House on June 16th the following bills were introduced: Granting 160 acres of the public domain to every honorably discharged soldier or sailor of the late war, To prevent and punish prosecution under the United States of fraudulent claims against foreign Governments. Calling for executive information relative to fencing in public lands. For the erection of a Un ion and Confederate soldiers' home at Den ver. The House then went into Committee of the Whole on the Deficiency Appropriation bill. After considering thirty-five pages of tne Din they adjourned. In the Senate on June 17th after the reading ot the Journal, .Brown of Georgia, arose to a question of Privilege, and replied to the remarks of Ingalls, made yescerday, and also to tne charge ot ialsuying the records, After Brown had finished, Ingalls replied. J 11 XI 11 1 ' 1 - T turn uieu uie matter was iaiu asiae. The Committee on Finance made a verbal report on the resolutions of inquiry into the condition of the New York City Banks. to. the efiect that the information desired could be obtained from the Comptroller of the currency, and therefore the resolution was recommended to be laid aside. Pend iDg the consideration of the Utah Bill, the t i i i senate aajourneu. In the House on June 17th, the confer ence report on the Fitx John Porter bill was presented, the effect of which is to strike out of the bill the words "together with all rights, titles and privileges" and to insert the words, "provided that said Fiiz John Porter shall receive no pay, compensation or allowance whatever prior to his appoint ment under this act," instead of the follow ing words in the bill: "But this act shall not be construed as authorizing pay, com pensation or allowance prior to his appoint ment under it." The conference report was agreed to, 153 to 61. The Committee on Public Lands report ed the bill to restora all lands held in the indemnity limits for railroad and wagon road purposes. The House then went into nnrnTiftoa nf the Whole on the Deficiency Bill. An amendment was made that an additional section be added forbidding political as sessments. A noint of ordPT VAircr tot car? on the amendment the Chairman0 decided it to he well taken. The bill being com pleted the Committee then rose and re- soivea useii deck into tne Mouse. The Committee on "Ways and Means re ported the hill to carry into effect the Con vention bfctween the United States of America and the United States of Mexico, signed the 20th day of January, 18S3," with a favorable report. Bill ordered printed and placed on the calendar. The TTonSA fhpn T-rnna&Aar ccii'h a v sideration of the bill reported from the Committee on Pacifiic Baiirpad3, to amend several Panifio Rail Toarl acts. Tf. the companies to file within ninety days f-r 4-1 f XT J. I ' ,1 iiuru. uub pasae ui me act, or w limn sut ty days after the completion of the surveys), a list of the selections of land made bv them, and to deposit the cost of surveying, seiecung ana conveying tne same. The first question taken was on the amendment olfered by Payson to the one offered by Hanback. Hanback's was that all lands embraced in the notice to be given by the becretary oi the interior to the rail road company (to take its charter) shall be T " L. I. m i 1 -l -' , auujeui, wj ouue, x erntonai ana municipal taxation alter sixty days from date ot no tice. Pay son's was that the Hen of the United States for the cost and expense of surveying shall not be anected by the sale of the lands. Payson's amendmeut was adopted and then Hanback's (as so amend ed) was also adopted. A vote was then taken on Payson's sub stitute for the bill and amendment. It pro vides that if the railroad company shall not within sixty dajs from the receipt of a no tice to pay the costs of surveying the land, then their right to such' land shall cease, and the lands shall be restored to the pub lic domain for settlement under the home stead law. The substitute was agreed to, and the bill in that shape passed. The Mouse then adjourned. At a Democratic caucus of members of the House on the 17th, a resolution was passed urging the Mouse to press as fast as possible to a conclusion the appropriation bills, and that they be taken up in prefer ence to all other measures. A motion to urge the passage in the House of the bill to repeal the tax on tobacco was lost, as was also a motion making the order ot business after the passage ot the appropriation bills, the consideration or bills irom the torn mittees on Public Lands and Invalid Pen In the Senate on June 18th, a message from the Mouse was laid before them an nouncing the concurrence of the House in the report of the Conference committe on the Fitz John Porter bill. The bill is now passed by both bodies and awaits the signa ture of the President. The consideration of the Utah bill was resumed. A motion was made to strike out the clause abolishing woman suffrage. It was lost. The bill then passed, 33 ayes to 15 nays. Those voting in the negative were: Bayard, Brown, Coke, George, Mampton, Jones, Kenna, Lamar. Maxey, Morgan, Pendleton, Ransom, Vance, Vest and Walker 15. Adjourned. The bill as passed by the Senate provides that a lawful husband or wite mav be compelled to testify in a prosecution for bigamy, polygamy or unlawful cohabita tion; that such prosecutions may be com menced within five years after the comm s sion of the offense, a marriage license and record, similar to that in the States, is provided, and the violation 13 punishable by a fane of not more than $1,000 or impris onment for not more than two years, or both; women shall not be entitled to vote in Utah; the measures of the Territorial Legislature for numbering, or identifying ballots are annulled ; all laws of the Terri tory of Utah conferring the right of inheritance on illegitimate children are annulled; prosecutions for adul tery may be commenced in the same manner as for other crimes ; the law incorporating the corporations known as "The Church of Jesus Christ, of the Latter Day Saints;" and the "General Assembly of the State of Deseret" are annulled and the corporations are to be controlled -by United States trustees appointed by the President ; The General Assembly of Utah shall not have power to change the laws re specting the corporations without the ap proval of Congress ; the laws relating to the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company are annulled ; no "laws shall be enacted, having the object of bringing persons into the Territory, tor any purpose whatevtr, and suit is to be brought to dissolve the company, and the funds, above liabilities, are to be used by the United States for the benefit of the common schools of the Ter ritory; the existing election districts are abolished and the Governor and U. S. Dis trict Judge are ordered to redistrict the Territory. The office of Territorial Super intendent of District schools is declared ya rant and the Supreme Court vested with the power of appointing such officer. The penalty of the crime of adultry is not ex ceeding three years' imprisonment. In the House on June 18 th, further confer ence was ordered on the Postoffice bill and Townsend, Holman and Horr appointed on the part of the House. The Pacific bill extending the provision of Thurman's act to the Kansas Pacifie, Sioux City & Pacific and the Central Branch Union Pacific. And allowing investment of the sinking funds of all the companies in their own first mortgage bonds and securi ties, their application to the extinguish ment of interest on subsidy bonds, one half the annual compensation for Govern ment services to be carried as a sink ing fund and also the annual payment in to the sinking fund of the following sums : The Central Pacific Company and the Union Pacfio Company, $2,000,000 each; the Kansas Pacfic Company, $500,000; Central Branch ot the Union Pacific, $150,000; Sioux City & Pacific, $150,000, or as much of such sums as will make the total annual pay ment to the sinking fund equal to 35 per cent, of the net earnings of the respective companies, was then taken up. Pending its further consideration the House adjourned. In the Senate on June 19th a bill was passed prohibiting the the importation of dust tea into the United States. Senator Ingalls submitted a modification to his arrears of pensions provision, provid ing that so far as arrearages are concerned, there shall be no discrimination between the rates allowed to private soldiers and of ficers. Pending the consideration of the Pension bill the Senate adjaurned. In the House on June 19th, the Pacific Railroad bill was passed with an amend ment making the aggregate yearly contrib utions of the Central Pacific Railroad Com pany 55 instead of 35 per cent, of the net earnings, and that of the Kansas Pacific 45 per cent. The bill prohibiting the importation of foreigners and aliens under contract to per form labor was called up and passed. Pending the consideration of the contest election case of Campbell vs. Lowery the House adjourned. CRIMES AirD CASUALTIES. The People's Baling Bank of New Castle, Pa,, has failed. Hiram Weir shot and killed S. McDonald for stoning his residence. Georce Dawson sfnKhod flwAn NiriTinTa in the' abdomen, and killed him at Louisville, iy. Howard Bntlpr wjh shot. Tiv his wiffl at New Albanv. Ind. Domestic, trouble is as cribed as the cause. A Negro boy. who shot and killed a lad named Osborn, at Lynchburg, Va., was uaugeu dj citizens. After SufTerinor for rn.inv vpars from a wound received in battle, General "William McCandless died in PhiladelDhia. in his fif tieth year. M. L. Ayers, residing in Walworth coun ty, "Wis., who was recently chosen an elect or at large by the Democratic State Conven tion, has lately died. Peter C. Small, a noted horse thief who escaped from jail at Easton, Pa., writes a lo cal paper that he has a desire to steal Gen. Grant's Arabian horses. There is a reward for Small's arrest. beat his wife with a ' chair and shot her twice, inflicting wounds . which will prob ably prove fatal. He then shot himself through .the heart. Jealously was the cause. "Wm. Sloom, a worthless Negro, while drunk at Bardstown, Ky., cut out the bow els of Ceo. Hughes, a hotel clerk, for order ing him away from the premises. Hughes will die, and it is thought the Negro will be lynched. One hundred and fifty Irish and English miners employed at H. C. Trick & aCo.'s Coke "Works, at McConnellsville, Pa., threw down their picks and refused to work be cause the firm had engaged seven Hun garian miners. An attachment has been granted against the property of John C. Eno, the abscond ing President of the Second National bank of New York Citv. m a smt brouerht bv the bank to recover $3,185,000, which is alleged ino misappropriated. ThTee deputy sheriffs at Salt Lake, armed with "Winchester rifles, executed Fred Hoyt who had been tried three times for murder. He sat upon his coffin, blindfolded, and the officers fired from a point ten paces dis tant. "While under the influence of opium, at .Baltimore, and semi-unconscious, Mrs. C N. Porter was seized by two men, carried into a saloon and outraged. Bhewas then taken to the street, where she was found insensible by the police, and only re suscitated alter arduous operations by phy sicians. An excursion given by the Presbyterian church of Camden, Pa., resulted rather dis astrously. The train which was carrying the excursion party colfided with the reg ular express train, and six persons were killed and many injured. The body of Mrs. Thomas S. Kelton was found in her residence at Princetown with two wounds in the back of her head. The supposition is that she had been killed with an axe. The woman's husband had left her ten days before, after a quarrel. No ar rests. "A boy recklessly threw a light into a supposed-to-be empty powder magazine at Akron, Ohio, causing an explosion of what powder was lelt, by which .Ferry Beck, aged 15, was instantly killed, nothing being round but his scarred trunk and skull Several other lads passing near were hurt, but none seriously. An Indian fight has been reported in Northern Texas. D. W. Staples and W. "W. Hartzell started from Dallas for Washing ton Territory on horseback, and when near the northern boundary of the Panhandle country were attacked by seven hostile Indians, and alter making a heroic re sistance both were mortally wounded. Five of the seven Indiands were killed. The United States Grand Jury has hand in indictment against J. D. Fish, of the Marine Bank, of New York, J. C. Eno, of tne Second .National, also oi JSew York, charging them with misappropriating Na tional bank funds; also an indictment against Ferdinand Ward charging him with aiding and abetting the officers of the Na tionol Bank in illegally applying the funds. An express train on the Cincinnati, "Washington and Baltimore railroad was wrecked near Loyeland, Ohio, the engineer and fireman being seriously burned and bruised. It was found that the spikes had been drawn from sixteen ties, and that one rail was taken up. A Negro named "William Scott, who was supected of the crime, nar rowly escaped lynching. The First Comptroller of the Treasury, in settling the accounts of C. Morgan, de ceased, formerly a disbursing clerk in the Department of State, and chief of the Bu reau of Accounts, has discovered a deficit of $112,000. His bondsmen have been called on to make good the amount. Morgan was a disbursing clerk in the State Department for many years, and was held in high es teem. He died about two months ago. The failure of the banking firm of Mid dleton & Co., of Washington, D. C, is said not only to be the most disgraceful but also the most disastrous one on record. Prop erty left for safe keeping, good margins on stock, the charity fund, .all of the deposits, and, in fact, everything has been swept away and used by this firm until it is doubtful if it pays a cent or even a mill on the dollar. It has been shown that they have been given funds to make a purchase, but simply passed them to their own credit and spent the same. POLITICAL AND PERSONAL. The Democrats of Michigan have elected delegates favorable to the nomination of Cleveland. The Democrats of Louisiana have elected delegates to the National convention unin at rue ted. The Democrats of the Fourth District of Maine have nominated G. T. Lynch for Congress. The Democrats of the Nineteenth Ohio District have nominated Horace Alvord for Congress. The Democrats ot Colorado elected dele gates uninstructed, but Cleveland is said to be their choice. Bishop Simpson breathed his last at Phil adelphia, recently, at the close of his seventy-third year. Florida Nondescripts held a State con vention and nominated a bolter from the Democratic party for Governor. The Louisiana State Democratic ponyen tion adopted resolutions still urging the nomination of Mr. Tilden for President. The Prohibitionists oi Ohio have placed in nomination a full State ticket, as has also a convention of that party in Illinois. Hon. W. H. English is authority for the statement that Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks is willing to become the Democratic candidate for Governor of Indiana. 2X. G. Norton, of Winona, elected at Chi cago a member of the National Eepublican Committee for Minnesota, has sent his res ignation to the State Central Committee. Primary elections by the Democrats of Chicago favored Mayor Carter Harrison as candidate for Governor of Illinois, and a delegate at large to the National Convention. The Republicans of Vermont have placed in nomination a State ticket as follows: Pingree, for Governor, by acclamation; E, , J. Ormbie, for Lieutenant Governor; W. H. Dubois, for btate Treasurer; Geo. T. Childs. Presidential Elector, The Democratio State Convention of Delaware met at Dover and'declared in fa vor of the nomination of Thos. F. Bayard by the National Convention of that party. They elected delegates to the -National Uon vention, instructing them for Bayard. The New York Democratic Convention did not instruct its representatives at Chi cago, but they are believed to stand 46 for Cleveland, 14 for Flower, and 7 for Bayard. The delegate-at-large' are Daniel Manning, Edward Cooper, Lester B. Faulkner, and John C. Jacobs." Among the district dele gates are August Belniont, John Kelly, and Abram s. Hewitt. FOREIGN The Crown Princess Victoria is the hap py mother of a son. A seciet lithograph press was discovered in Moscow in full operation. The editor of the United Ireland was fined 500 for contempt in a Dublin court. Alarm is felt at Calle, Seville, Spain, over the explosion of a bomb in a house in that place. ' . The condition of Cuba was discussed ia the Spanish Senate. There is great excitement among Orange men at Belfast and Earl Spencer has started for that point. Paris journals declare that France will not consent to a reduction of interest on the Egyptian debt. An epidemic, believed to be the Buboric plague, has broken out in the villages along the right bank of the Tigris river near Bag dad. Two banking houses in London have issued 5,000,000 of the new Canadian loan, bearing interest at the rate of 3 J per cent. A London paper prints an article to the effect that Gladstone told a friend that he expeoted to be out of officewithin a few weeks. " The Grand Lodge oi Masons at London adopted resolutions expressing regret at the recent anti-Masonic encyclical letter of the Pope. During a balloon ascension at Quincane, France, a soldier fired at Roosevelt, an American Consul, taking him tor another party. England to Turkey: "If you refuse to ac cept our invitation to be present at the Egyptian Conference, we will meet without you." Spanish and Italian ministers have sent agents to advise the Sultan of Morocco, to refuse to sign the treaty prepared by France. Orangemen at Belfast adopted threaten ing resolutions against the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland should he carry out his intention to visit that city. Canadian authorities refused the request from Kentucky to bring whisky into that country, thence to New York, as ware housed from Canada. On the entrance of Duke Sergius into St. Petersburg, householders were forbidden to admit strangers to their residences, under stern penalties. The police of Brussels have been com pelled to disperse turbulent crowds in the streets, enraged by the recent defeat of the Liberals at the polls. Earls, Countesses, Dukes, army officers and members of the Commons were among the attendants at the inquiry meeting of Moody, the evangelist, at London. The three years Military Bill before tbe French Chamber of Deputies causes oppo sition through the country. Chambers of Commerce protest against taking so many young men from the various lines of trade. An Arab, who claims to be the sole sur vivor of Berber, says the rebels massacred 15,000 men in the garrison, and 2,000 of the male population, but spared women and children of the town. Anecdote of Lincoln. Christian Union. "In 1840, when I was 16 years of age, I attended a Log-cabin Convention at Springfield and heard Mr. Lincoln speak. He afterward held a joint debate with Judge Douglas in Decatur, where I heard him, and was introduced to him in com pany with some other young boys. I was greatly fascinated with the simplic ity of his character, his droll anecdotes, and fund of sayings, but, above and be yond all these, I was attracted to him by the charming manner in which he dis cussed politics on the stump. He was long and ungraceful in his usual move ments, but in the midst of the debate, and when earnestly engaged, there was a glow on his face, a sublime air in his manner, and a lofty tone which elevated not only the argument, but lifted up and encouraged every one who listened to him. While I cannot say he was partial to any one in his intercourse with men, he was uniformly courteous, mild and polite toward all. He did not seem to seek favor by personal electioneering, but he never turned coldly or formally from any man. All whom he knew, he addressed by their given name, and those to whom, he was introduced he met equally kindly. As I grew into manhood, and observed his methods, I soon learned, as everybody else did, to look upon him as a great and thoughtful man, capable of great actions and true devotion to any cause he might espouse. I instinctively followed him through the dying days of Whiggery and into Re publicanism, and was often encouraged by him to go manfully forward in the struggle of life. Once in the course of a conversation I do not remember where I recall distinctly his saying: 'Dick, remember to keep close to the people; they are always right, and will never mislead ony one!' " IJve Stock and Fresh Meat Importations. From Farm and Home, London, England. The prevalence and rapid spread of foot and mouth disease amongst cattle in England i3 causing a considerable amount of interest and importance to be attached to the weekly arrivals at Liver pool and other ports of foreign live stock and fresh meats from abroad. The fine condition in which these are brought to this country, and the present scarcity of English meat owing to the disease, have caused an increased demand for foreign supplies both in Liverpool and many other towns. Last week's arrivals at Liv erpool of both live stock and fresh meat from the United States and Canada were the largest for any single week for some months past, and it is expected that they will be unusually large for some time to come. The total amounted to 4,127 cattle, 2,237 sheep, 9,307 quarters of beef and 9S3 carcasses of mutton. A New York newspaper recently contained this advertisement : "Wantr.il Lunch by first-class professor of rncslc in exenaxige xor itnuon on piano."