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NEWS OF THE WEEK. The East. William B. Astor, oue of the holiest men in he United States, died in New York last week, lie ww the oldest son of John Jaoob AHtor, hIio died in 14. and who left the bulk of hia immenae fortune to him. The father ac cumulated hia fortune in the fur buaineHH. and the son has increaaed the portion left to him by rentala from improved real estate, in New York city, Tho deeeaaed owned 3,000 houses in the city of New York, and hia fortune is estimated at f50.000.000 to 75,OO0,0O0. He leave two sons, who are in active bueineaa in New York. Another heavy New York tea house- that of ISaats A Clark- baa gone to tho wall. Mrs. Charlotte Chew and her daughter Laura, were burned to death at Camden, N. J., tho other day, by the explosion of a keroaene lamp. A Knocking murder in reported frcm Pitts burgh. A woman employed in a public hospital, went iuto the room of a lunatic named Hile, to clean it. He seizod and choked her until she was insensible, and then drove the Hmall end of a broomstick into hor brain. Plymouth Church ban acceded to Mr. Moul ton's projionition to Hubmit her complaiuta to a mutual council of tho Congregational churches of New York and Brooklyn. Another New York murderer haw escaped tho hangman's noose by the insanity dodge. John Scannell, for the murder of Thomas Donahue, ban jam been tried tho third time-the two previous trialM having reunited in a disagree ment of the jury and acquitted on the ground of insanity. The murder was a cold-blooded and premeditated one, and the presiding Jndge expressed much indignation at tho verdict. An immense rubber shoe factory at Mulden. .Muss., was burned last Monday. Loss. .X)0. 000. The house of Albeit Wood, at Pony Hollow, near FJmira. N. Y.. was hnrned last week, and Ins wife and three children perished in the anies. The wost. There was stored in Chicago elevators on the SMAhiMk, 1,188,897 bushels of wheat; 045. HP.) bushels of corn; 878,710 bushels of oats; 188,887 bushels of rye, and 2f',2.tsl bushels of bailey, making ft grand total of 2,547.'.1() bushels, against 1,882,276 bushels at the sumc period last year. Parry Sullivan, tho world-renowned trage dian, commences an engagement at McVicker's Theater, Chicago, Nov. This is the first time in nearly twenty years that this great actor has visited the United States. The Beat em cities are lavish in their praise of his act ing, particularly his renditions of Hamlet, lhchard III., and other Shakespearean char acters. An old man named Frederick Happel, iivmg near Fort Wayne, Ind,, recently murdered his wife by shooting her with a ntle. Me then re- loaded the weapon and ended bis own life by ; jaitting a bullet through his head. A youthful trapeze performer was fatally in jured while performing in a Cleveland theater, few days ago. by falling from the trapeze to stage. Chicago was the scene of a cold-blooded and unprovoked murder on 'IliankHgiving.Day. The victim was Mr. Charles Whyland. oue of the best-kuown restaurateurs in thecitv. and one of the proprietors of the St. Elmo Kestaurant, attached to Kuhn s Hotel. The murderer is a notorious gambler named Henry Davis. There ia much indignation in OhiOfJO OVW tho das tardly deed, and there aro threats of cleaning out tho wbolo gambling fraternity. The schooner Sunshine lias been wrecked on the Oregon coast. She carried thirty passen gers and a crew of ten. all of whom are proba bly lost. Tho Black Hill are said to bo full of miners, who are working without interference, tbo troops having been withdrawn. The trouble with the Apache Indians at tho Cimarron Agency, New Mexico, grows threat ( tang. The aavagae, numbering HO warriors, have lied to the mountains, where they are awaiting reinforcements from tho hostile Utes. It is feared that they will attack the settle ments, as they havo often done heretofore. Tbo place of tho striking OOftl miners, at Carbon aad Book Bpringa, Wyoming, on the Union Pacific Itailroad, aro being tilled with Chinamen Another party of Russian Mennonitos has ar rived at Topeka, Kan. Theie are now about 5,000 of these people along tho line of tho Atchiaou, Topeka and Santa Fe Itailroad. The bark Florence has been wrecked on tho Pacilic cat. Seven of tho crew perished. The United States Grand Jury, at St. Louis, has indictod Daniel V. Munn. late Supervisor of Internal Revenue for the Chicago District, on a charge of complicity with the whisky frauds. D. T. Linigar, of Cairo. Munn's for mer law partner, is also indicted. Chicago elevators contained on the 1st inHt. 1 ,M,MI buahels of wheat: 448,092 bushels of corn; 372.759 bushels of oats: 1HH.8H4 bushels of rye, and 314. 507 bushels of barley, making a grand total of 2,367.287 bushels, against 1 S32.27G bushels at the same period last i ftT The developments in the trial of William (). Avery, at St. Louis, were very damaging to Gen. (. K. Dabcock. Testimony was nitro- du. ed verifying as Oen. 15aU,ck s tho hand- writing Of certain telegrams forwarded frflm Washington to Joyce, and giving information as to contemplated raids nptai tbo whisky ring, lialx-ock, after Uie case was cloaed, telographed to Ht. Lotus asserting his innocence, and de manding that be he called aa a witness in 'ourt. Tho 8outh. Tony Nellum and Alice Harris, colored, were hung at Monroe, La., on the '2'ith of No vember for the murder of tho latter's husband. On the same day, at Hardis, Miss., ben Kdwards ami i )- nr l'r - nian, si-oe.ilored, were executed for murder and robbery. Advice from the Uio ( Iran lo represent that the trouble aloig; that river growing out of the cattle ra.d by Mexicans are a bad as ever. The Mexican ra dcra have a contract to deliver IS ' n i bWJfl of eattle at Monterey, and they ex pect to stel them from Texas. Washington. Orders have U'un received at the Nv. De partment for the fitting np of five more iron clatls. Tliis make a total of twelve ironcll winch, within lew Uian foiu: weeks, have mvle ready for active service. The contested election caaea in the Houae will exceed in number thoae of any previoua aeaaion. Papera in fifteen oaaea have already been filed. In one that of the Fourth Maaaa chusette District -the papera are so volumin ous that the Eleotiou Committee can never hope to read them all. They weigh over half a ton, and it required aix men to carry the box containing them iuto the Capitol. Gen. lieuet, Chief of the Ordnance Bureau, in his annual rejxirt, urges an increase of the annual appropriation for arming and equipping tho militia. The sum expended for thin pur pose is to-day no larger than it was in 1H0H, when the population was H.000,000. He gives the following as the aggregate strength of the nulitia of the United States i Organized, H4.7'24; unorganized, 3,701,977. Gen. Benet makes a plea for improved Hmall arms, and more of them. He thinks our arsenals should bo well Htocked with a large reserve supply of the best rilles and carbines. He also refer to our inferior aitillery, and Hays "ride guns of a size, endurance, and power to enable us to meet on fair and equal terms a foreign foe must, be provided while wo bavo the time, and it is certainly not the part of wisdom to delay i making such provision until tho enemy invades our shores." The report of Secretary Bristow. it is said, will be very pronounced in favor of hard money. Tho Secretary will smtaiu the polit y of the act of last January, providing for tho redemption of United Statos notes in gold in lK7i, and urge its retention. The Secretary is of tho opinion that additional legislation will be necessary to render other ortions of tho law practicable, and he will probably recom mend a bill for tho funding of greenbacks im mediately into gold bonds bearing 4 or 4K2 per cent, interest, and having a long time to run. The Secretary thinks that tho resumption law is entirely reasonable, and that it can bo car ried out with entire safety to the Government and the business of tho country. It is said that I new bill will bo introthu 1 early in the session of Congress, providing some more efficient way of guarding against the oflices of President and Vice-President being made vacant by death. The expenses of tho Postoflice Department for tho last iiscal year were ?;$5.)00.000. and the receipts $27,000,000. The Postmaster-General had a conference last week with several publishers, and informally discussed the question of the repeal of the law imposing a double rate of postage on third- class matter. He told them he would consider tlje matter, and git bk opinion respecting it iu a communication which he was preparing for Congress. A Washington telegram of Nov. M says i "The mysterious naval activity continues. Three more ofiiccrs wen to-da ordered to one ot the ironclads that are at the rendezvous at Norfolk. Their orders duect them to report there Dec. 4. The curious thing about all these orders is, that while a law numtier of vessels have been ordered into commission und furnished with a complement of officers. DO naval stores or stores of any kind havo been sent to the vessels, nor have orders for tho sup ply of any stores been mado." 'onimissioner I'ratt declines to rotisi'ler the appeals for a reconsideration of the OMtft of officers displaced by tho recent executive on h I consolidating internal revenue districts, as the question is ono for tho President's altimate decisiou. The mysterious naval preparations are still iu progress. It is reported from Washington that the entire Mediterranean squadron has beeu ordered home. Mr. Clapp. the Congressional Printer, in his annual report says the actual expenses for printing and binding for tho year ending S t. 30. 1H75. are: Public printing, fGOS, 098 ; pa per, 387.471 : binding, i477.857 ; lithograph ing and engraving for Congress - !2.7'tj : map ping for tho Supremo Court of the United States, $725 ; for salaries, etc.. in the office of the Congressional Irinter, l(i,C17 ; ( 'nt'jr .--tional BaaaM $88,959. A rumor comos from Washington of an im pending ditliculty between Spain and Guate mala, which may involve tho United States. Captain ienernl Yaltuaseda some time ago demanded that Guatemala revoke btr recognition of the belligerent rights of the Cubans, threatening tho vengeance of Spain if it should not be done. This she refuses to do. and has notiticl the other South American DOWeTB, who aro pledg ing their Hiipport. As the Patted Sta'en. un der the Monroe doctrine, cannot permit Spain to dictate to Guatemala or any other power ou the American continent, this affair is given as an explanation of the naval preparations now going on at Washington. Tho report of the tOOKtoOef of the 'urrencv. while defending she pn east system of National Bank ooxranoy and leeoaaanending its continu ance, suggests various important amendments to the Ranking law. K. S. Tobey. of Roston, declines the Coninns sionership of Indian Affairs, tendered him by tho President. Jndge-Advocate-General Joseph Holt, of the Army, has been retired, upon his own applica tion, and Assistant Judge-Advocate- Jeneral William McKee Dunn has been appointed to till the vacancy. The Secretary of the Navy has issued orders to leerattha oBoafl lO enlist all available men for the naval service. Political. The President jm tt iiijirt of the Senato, ; Hon. Thomas W. Ferry, of Michigan, becomes j Acting Vice-President of the United UatM through the death of Vice President Wilson. Mr. Ferry is a native of Michigan, is lifty years j nd 1,aM Horved iu Oeaffani a numher ol yeen Tlie Repebhoea State Central (kimmittee of Indiana have issued a call for a State Conven tion of the party at Indianapolis, on the 22d of February next, to nominate a cambdatc for Governor and other State offices. The Governor of Connecticut has appointed ex-Gov. English United States Senator iu place of Hou. O. S. Ferry, deceased. K. 8. Tobey, of liowton, has been appointed Commissioner of Imbau Affaire. viceSni.th. rcnignod. Secretary Chandler is swinging the ax right and left among the employe of the Interior Department. Conoral The news of Vice-President Wilson's doath ( created a general feeling of orrow throughout the entire country. A National lUilway Conyention, called in the nit rent of the Southern Pacific road, was hffJi in St. Louis last week, and was largely atteud I ed. Judge Staidey Matthews, of Cincinnati, prnsided. The National Grange of Patrons of Hus bandry has just concluded an interesting sos i sion at LooisviLe, Ky. Tho following ofhoerw were elected for the ensuing year i Master, John T. Jones, of Arkansas ; Overseer. J. L. Woodman, of Michigan , I .eel urer. A. B. Smed ley, of Iowa . Steward, A. J. Vaughn, of Mis sissippi ; Assistant Steward, Mortimer White html, of New Jersey ; Chaplain. S. H. Ellin, of Ohio ; Treasurer. F. M. McDowell ; Secretary, O. H. Kelley, of Kentucky ; Gatekeeper. O. Dmwiddie, of Indiana; Ceres. Mrs. J. T. Jones or Arkansas. , A Washington corresiKuidout aavs there is aavs there is much strong comment there oveRhe manner in which the body of the late Vice President Wilson was cut up by va rious surgeons who lushed to the ( apitol upon hearing of his death. Ho was scarcely cold before they had taken out bis brain and weighed it, and had other parts of the lody pretty generally distributed around the Vice President's chamber. Now there are many questionings as to tbo authority by which this cai ving up of the second officer of the na tion was done. It is stated that Vice-Pro-ideut Wilson was engagod to be married to Mrs. John A. Jackson, of Williamson County, Teun. The vows were to be consummated on the recovery of his health. It was his object mainly to see her that he visited Nashville last spring. They met lirst at Washington, and had kept up a constant correal tondence since. Mrs. Jackson is one of the most distinguished and highly cultured ladies in the South. A reunion of Federal and Confederate sol diers is proposed at Philadelphia next year. The otiaoquies of the late Vice-President Wil- son were begun at Washington on Friday morn- ing, Nov. H and ended at Natu k. Mass.. Ml native town, on Mondav, the Nth, The remains were con veNed from Washington to Philadel- phia. where they were placed in state in fade- pendence Hall, and viewed by thousands of people. On tho arrival of the funeral cortege at New York, it was met at the depot ami es eorted through the city by one of the most im losing military and civic processions ever wit nessed in this country. From Now York tho ; remains were taken direct to Boston, arriving on Sunday morning. They lay in stao' m Dork Hall from noon of Sunday to noon of Monday and were viewed by many thousands of people. From theoea the body was escorted by an im posing prooeaaion to Cottage Farm, where it was delivered to tho citieus of Natick. and by them consigned to its native earth. Secretary Bristow has written a letter to the District Attorney at St. Fouis, m which he do- i nounces as " absolutely and unqualifiedly false' the story started by tho whisky-ring thieves that he was interested m a distillery at Ixiuis ville. He adds : " I beg to repeat tho request, heretofore communicated to you, that these frauds on the QoVW iiment shall be probed to the very bottom: thai even ramification of tho i ring shall be followed in every part from he ginning to end. and that no one having con nection with or uiltv knowledge of its opt ra- ttonaahau be permitUd to escape. So far as this Department is concerned. I ask that every allegation agaitiht any otlicerof it. from its boatl to Ito hniahlaat nmploja. be thoroughly investi- gated and vigorously prohecuted. if any ground exists therefor. I have read this to the Presi- dent, who repeats his injunction, 'Let no guilty man escape.' " The Commission appointed to inquire into ; the route for the ptopoaod ship canal to con -I neot the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans report ' that they are of tho opinion, after a full in vestigation, that the Nicaragua route is best, and estimato that the work from the harbor of ; Rreto. on the Pacific, to QfOytOWli, 00 the At lantic, can be constructed at total cost not ex- ceeding W5,000,000. Gens. Popo and Schoficld, in their reports, i recommend that the Indian Rureau bo trans I ferred to the War Department, and that troops bo stationed on each reservation to watch the Indians and prevent IheaQ from going on raids. Recent lires : At Rellville. Canada loss, j 1150,000; Obariin, .. M0,000 Wheeling, w. Vft., 110,000) Ottawa, 111., $12,000; Melrose. .Mas.-!., 70.000; Lowell. Mass., !?50,000. Foreign. The Russians havo had a great battle with the Kiptschaks in Khokand, Asia, achieving a victory, the enemy fleeing and looting 3. SOU of their dead ou tho field. Advices from the seat of war in Rosnia rep raeent that the insurgents have resolved to continue oik rations energetically all through the winter. They have recently gained several edrantafjee, k contention of the people wU uhortly be called to proclaim a National (Jovern- ment. Tbo London organ of the Carliats bombastic- ally pioolahna that Don ('arlos has saved Cuba and the honor of NpiMti, his recent offer of truce having caused the Americans to modify their attitnde. Much distress has been caused in Liberia on account of the war with the natives. It is reiortod that I'.ngland has bought a $20,000,000 iuterest in the Suez Canal. Bpafal continues to send reinforcements of tfoopa t Cuba. The Trench (iovernment warns newsnaners against reproducing Paul de Cassagnac's recent Bonapeftiel apt aoh I'nyx, one of the load ing journals of Paris, has already been seized for this oOTenoOt A movement is on foot in Savoy looking to a separation from fbWOl and reannexatiou to Italy. A Madrid telegram says "It has l)een aser tainoI from official sources that tho negoti ations Between Spain and the United States are proceeding favorably. The rumors spread by newspapers that dilticulties have arisen are ab solutely incorrect. The relations letween the two countries ma be r garded as excellent. A telegram from Alexandria savs that tne to hear whaf the preacher suvs about Kvssinians surprised and killed 1,100 Kgvp- Jesus," said Matt h.as Smith, of Kittan ms, including seventeen ofii " t Wlfati J fefl Ahy tians, inclumng Aeeowata from IUHa repreaeae the Baaaaaai lu-Mesas heavv in the recent rising at Kho- , kand. A part of the garrison was inaMacred. The French Assembly ha carried through it final passage tho electoral bill which ha been pending before that body for several weeks. The arrondis-emcnt sjstem of voting, con i tended for by tho Ministry, and vigorously combated by the ultra Itepublicans, is nicorpo j rated in tlie measure. A Berlin dispatch announces that Count Von j Arnim ha Wu indicted and will lx tried for treason. A Mi an Ski. Yesterday afternoon a very seedy chap juiumu1 into the river near the fet of Third street, but was pulled out none the worsts for his bath, The crowd scattered, and after a few minutes, when he sat in the sun drying lus clothes, a hack man asKed : " Don't you wish you hadn't?" "This is no town, this isn't," replied the vagi ant, elevating his mm "I've .jumped into the river at Toledo and had more u titty men ask me to drink ! Fur Prut. The First Lot ouiuthc and l'lisscilger- Car. Stephenson hiul boon called a lunatic when he said that his locomotive could run twelve miles an hour. One vn m distinguished oflioer of the KngliHU Gov ernment, whose duty it was to see that the mail were carried as rapidly aa jk8 sible, laughed at the iilea, and said that "if ever a locomotive ran ten mileH an Hour wun a man iug itenimt ii, nc would eat a stowed engine w heel for his breakfast There was Home little excuse for this disbelief, for the first locomotive was a very clumsy machine. It was called the 'Locomotion." StepheuHon, when he built it, was the only man besides his son Robert who believed it would go at all ; and some of the learned members of the English Parliament declared that it could not run against strong wind ! It was a small, oIuiiikv affair, weighing not more than one-fifth as much as an engine of the present tune. The first improvement on it the " Hockett " was even more ridiculous in appearance ; but it was found to be faster and stronger. Heiore it was ac cepted by the railroad company it was put in a race with three other engines, manufactured by other engineers : and of the judges ami thousands ol persons who witnessed the race. " nine-tenths were against the ' Uocket,' because of its appearance." Hut Stephenson received the prize over the other competitors, one ( of whom was Capt. John Ericsson. His locomotive was run fifteen miles Ml hour, and once actually drew thirteen tons at a Ml,,'',i (,t' twenty-lime miles an hour, That l''ormance decided the late ot loeomoiive.i, ami eiigmeei s. .11 oiie.e wt nt to work to improve the new motive power. The lirst railroad passenger-ear avus simply an old boa 00 wheels, with seats running along the sales, ft door at the rear end, and ft Beat in front for the driver, like the box of an omnibus. It was called by Stephenson, who invented it, the Experiment," because it was not generally bettered thai people would travel on the railway. In 1825, about the time the lirst line was finished, oue ol the first papers of England said that nothing could be " more ridiculous than the proopect of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stage coaches !" And it added that people would as soon " sutler themselves to DO filed off upon one d' Congreve's rockets tJ to trust themselves bo the mercy ot such a machine going at such a rate." Stephenson, however, linn in his belief that passengers would travel by rail, declared that the time would come, ami he hoped to live to see it, when it would be cheaper to ride than to walk. This prophecy threatens to be more than fulfilled in a few vears. It is proposed in England to Bend paaoenarera by rail at ordinary English letter rati'S, and under a system of tickets like post age stamps a six-cent stamp entitling the holder to go by any route to any part of (Ireat Britain. But George Stephen- son was not bettered then, and the peo pie continued to call him " Daft GrBOT dv," which means Crazy George." It was not long after the (Stockton and I Is lington road was op. Qed that more passenger-ears were needed. The first im provement on the " Experiment " was a double ear, made out of two " mourning couches. " This car was lighted at flight by a single omdlfli St, JftohoftU fOft h 01 inhi r. Tke Signers. Tlu' ddest of the tifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, at the time that historic instrument was adopt ed and signed, on the 4th of July, 177f', was Henjamin Franklin, of lVnusvlva ilia, who was in his 71st year. The youngest was Edward Rutledge, of South Carolina, who was in his 27th TOai. Three of the signers were OTef 90 years of age when th' V died, ten were over 80, and eleven over 70 years. The last survivor of the signers was Charles Carroll, of OBROllton, Bid., who died on the 1 1th of Wot ember, 1883, in his 96th year. John Adams and ThomM JehVr soti died oti the same dav, July 1, ls2.", the former in his 01st year, and the lat- ter in hia 84th Teart and when ther were gone, Charles Carroll was the only re- niainmg one ot the hand ol patriots who signed the " Declanitiou." Punishment Klinilgtl. g the Tolice Court yesterday was a witness who had refused to obey a sul- pomu, and who was accordingly brought to terms with the aid of an attachment. VV hen the Police Justice asked him what excuse he had to otVer for his contempt of court, he replied that at the time they wanted liim in oonrt be was standitig at mt aiuir, gixtin manieu. "May it please your Honor," hur riedly interposed a bachelor lawyer who had overheard the apology, "I respect fully suggest that the man is already sutliciently punished, and I beg the Court to deal with him mercifully in view of his recent affliction. ' "Ah," replied his Honor, "ho it strikes me. You can go. You are dis charged, sir, and may Fleaven have mercy on you." h fmif Fn t Ptttt Wanted u know. You Know. " Hurry back from church, for I want house for church on Sunday morning last. When she rt turned home after church she found her husband hanging by his peck to a rcpe from one of the beams in the kitchen ceiling. He was dead, and this note lav on tin kitchen table : " Dear Win: : You stayed toe long. I was so anxious to hear about Jesus that I could uot wait. I havo gone to M e him. M. itihas." Deceased was seventy two years old. ANTTgliTlKH. Ihdeh humor, in its quiet way, is irresistible. A parte if tourists, in passing through a Uenniin town, asked a honest looking fellow if he could direct them to any remarkable af things, to antiquities of any sort, which were not known to the . nereltt ; ()t strangers. Antiquities, old thingsc' he said, after a minute's de, p reflection. You h ive only to go to the end of that street, and you will find exactly what you waul." I iiey followed his advice and found themselves in front of the Old , Woman's Hospital. Ideal Courtship at One-Horse Uulch. In Bret Harte's new serial story in Scribrwr' Mimth.'y for leeMnber, the hero, ( labriel Con t oy, gives to his little sister the following mendacious ace uint of his visit to the Widow Marklr on busi ness matrimonial : j Illy li td drawn I small box, her favor- ite seat, between her brother's legs, and rested the buck of her heed comfortably against Ins waistcoat. When (labriel lmd lighted his pipe at the solitary can- die, he gave OM or two preliminary pulls, and then, taking his pipe from his niouth, said gentlv : "Oily can't be done." "VhuMn't hd.iiie (hiu '" oueried the artful Oily, with a swift preconcep tion of the answer, expanding her little mouth iuto a thoughtful smile. Thet thing." " What thing, Ghabef" "This yer Hall 1 1 ill' ' Mrs. Markle," said Gabriel, with an assumption of easv, business hke indifference. " Why V asked Oily. a a cii i r lit ft "one woman i new me natr sant uny, iacfig vwuuj aroutid. j (mbnel evaded his ajajlflae erea, and, looking in the lire, repeated slowly, but with great ni " No ; not iur-fur fur a gift! M8hao a mean ateck-up hornd old tlntig said Oily, hercd; v. "Id jest like lO why thar am t a man ass kin com- larew-ith you, (tube ! Like her impu- lU'm"' . , (.abnel wave.l h.spipeinthe air depre- catingly, yet with such an evident air o cheertul resignation, that Oily MOOd BponUm again suspu-iousiy, ami asked: " h it did she say '. . . "She sini, replied uatM aiowiy, " thet her heart -wee giyea to an- other. I think sin and said : struck into poetry, My In-art it i another's. And it never can be tin lie. ' Thet is, I think so. I disreniember her special remark, Oily ; but you know women all. rs spout poetry ataeoh tunes. EnnyhoW, that's about the way the thing panned out." " Who was it :" said Oily, suddenly. "She didn't let on who," said Gabriel aneeeily. " 1 didn't think it the eqnaie thing to Inquire." "Well," sail Oily. Qabriel looked down still more embar rassed, md shifted Ins position. " Well," j be repeated. M What did tOM say V Mid Oily. "Tbenr "No, afore. How did you do it, ; (lube " said Oily, comfortably tixingher 1 chin iti her hands, and looking up in her , brother's face. Oh, the usual way!" said (labriel, with a motion of his pipe, to indicate fague and glittering generalities of oonrtabip. "But howl Ghibe, tell me all about it." " Well," said ( labriel, looking up at ! the roof , " wimen is baahfoJ at a gen eral thing, and thar's about only one way ea a man can get at 'em, ami thai ez, by being kinder keerietal and bold. Ves 'e, Oily, when I kem inter the house I sorter jest chuckled Sal under the chin thet way, you know and then Went and put my arm around the widder's waist, end kissed her two Of three times, TOO know , jest to be sociable and familiar like." "And to think, Gabe, thet after all thut she wouldn't In v ye," s:iid Oily. " Nwt at any price," said Gabriel, pos itively. "The diagUOthV beast!" said (311y. "I'd jest like to keU'h that Mauty bangin ronnd yer after that 1 she con tmued savagely, with a vicious shake of her tittle tist. "And just to think, only to day We give her her pick o' them pupw!" "Hush, Oily, ye niusn't do anythin' O the aort." said Gabriel hastily. " Ye must never h t on to any one anything. It's confidence, Oily conlidenee, ez these sort o' things alius is atween you and me, Resides," he went on reassur ingly, "that's nothin'. Lord, afore a man's married, he ban to go throng !i t his kmd o' thine- a dozen tunes. It's ex pected. There was a man e. I once knowod," continued Gabriel, with shame less mendacity, " ez went through it ti f t v times, and he was a better m .n nor DM, U I could shake a thoUOAnd doi ars ' in the face ol any woman. Why, bleae your eyes, Oily, some men jest likes it ! fa excitement like perepeotnV." Is the Red Man a Humorist .' They had a dispute in at Barham'sone j day, over the assertion that the North j American Indian has no humor. Moody said he'd investigate the subject while on his approaching trip to Colorado, and would send home an account of the re ; suit. On his way out there the party stopped one night at a Sioux camp, aud Moody thought he would undertake Ins experiment. He led one of tlie chiefs aside, and said to him contidentiallv : "Why is a lame dog like an inclined planer" The chief retained a passive ' OOQntenanoe, and shook his head, and then Moody said: " lleeause it's a slo pup," and then Moody laughed vocifer ously, but the noble savage seowled and went back to his supper Of baked dog. Moody tried that conundrum on sixty four braves, seventy squaws and a pa pOeee, without inducing a smile, and he aiaa about to abandon his theory, when ; he happened to remember that the Sioux have not yet learned the Knglish language. He frit then that perhaps something In the nature of a practical joke would be more likely to develop the aboriginal sense of fun; and he got two candle ' boxes out of Uaf wagons ami placed them 1 ou the around about two feet spurt. Then he spread a blanket over them and put a bucket of wafer between them. Then he sat on one box and the driver I of the mule Wm on the other, and he invited Kicking Home, the head chief, J to take a seat in the middle in the soft place. Jqaj aa the Indian sat down, I Moody and the other man trot up, and 1 Kicking Horse went sousing into the bucket. Moody was surprised to ob serve that the chieftain did not laugh, j On the contrary, Kicking KotUO at We I with great tlign'ity, and approached Mr. Moody. That gentleman thought may be he was coming to ask how the thing ! was done, so thai he oonM paw it upon j some of his friends. Hut Moody was ! mistaken. Tho chief tangled Mr. Moody's hair among his fingers, whipped j out a knife a couple of feet OOg, and snatched OtT M; . M I scalp. Then he sculped the mule driver. end tied both of them on tin- backs of their mules and started them acrss thw country. A week Inter 'r. Moody sat down at the hotel at Co. .ratio Springs to write OJUt his report. He had on an oiled silk ekulj Oap, held on by a skate strap vhiofe buckled under his chin, and he looked gloomy. He admitted in hi.s rejM.rt that the North American Indian, so uir from being a humorist, was serious enough tot an entire funeral procession, and then ha devoted the rest of the docu- mi nt to an appeal to Congress to declare war ' extermination againat the Stall Indians. Muj Adder. Biography of the Late Henry Wilson. The career of the Lib- Vice I'-.m, h ut Wilson was a remarkable one. He was emphatically a self-made man. BotH of poor parents, at Farmington, N. H., in 1812 his father's name was CoiUuth he spent the early years of his life in knocking around and being knocked around the village. His father u is dLs ripeted, and an elder broth r was so i yfg fta$Hj landed in the Peni tetitiarv. As a boy the aubject of this WJlK ill)I)r,:nticed to -hoe mak,ir-H triultl) iuul h am,,! it th roughly, To cut lo((Hf. from his family connections WIW nrHt Work h: fap (l his j tismill lmlm. (;t Jeiemiah Colbaith, eiiretl to tlu. wrld m Henry Wi1hou Having aaTed BOIiej by work ftt th1 he fteal two years in an a-ademv, devoting hirnsel!' assiduously to stll(ju ullJ emerging with snJBoienl book.knowiedge to carrv him through U4m - -- f uiknnHno obtained. Leaving the academy, I Mr. Wilson took up his reaideuce at Natiow Mass., where be oommenoed bnaixieeaoa aemaUaoale aa amanuiac turer of boots ami shoes. Heproeperod; for he was industrious, eoonomioa and temperate. He took MD active part m loewl polities, and iu 1840 be participated in the Procidentia campaign i anachro eate of the election of Gen. Barriaon. He pcowed an offootiTO apeeket on the stump, ami the nnonodfng vear was taken up by his fellow-citizens and elected to the State Logjaleture. He OOOUpied a stmt in thut bod , tot five years. He was a delegate to the Whig Convention in 1848, and made himself conspicuous by his advocucy of anti slavery resolutions The.. , edutiona being rejected, he Withdrew irofll the convention, ami in connection with other anti-slavery agitators was active in organizing the Fret -Soil party. At this time he purchased the Boston RepubU ran, daily paper, which he edited fox two yeetw aa an anti slavery organ, and displayed considerable ability as a writer. In lHoi and Ih.vj he waa Preaident of the Massachusetts State Senate, and at the National Free-Soil Convention, held at Pittsburgh in 1803, waachoaen perma m xt Preaident, The following year he served M a member of the State ( insti tutional Convention, and was also nomi natod as the Free-Soil candidate fox Governor of the State. In 1865 he was elected to the United States Semite, and was re-elected in 18G1 and 18)7. The National Republican Convention in is72 honored Mr. Wilson with the lecond place on the ticket, and he was elected Vioe-Preaident m November of thai year. His death leaves a vacancy in i:c offioe, which wilt be supplied by the l'resiih ni pro tem. of the ornate. During Mr. Wilson's service in the flonatfl DC OOCtt pied prominent places on OOmmitteoe, and during the war was Ohairman of the Committee ou Military Art'airs, in which capacity he rendered efficient service. In the midst of a busy life devoted to polities, Mr. Wilson found time to de- vot(, to Horary pursuit,,. In 1864 he pnblished a " History of the Anti-Slav, rv Measures of the 'Thirty Tenth and Tn-i-ty-eighth United Btatce CongreaMO ;" I in 18it). "The Military Measures of the i United States Congress;" in iStiT, 11 lestimonuus of Ameruvn Stateemen and.TuriHtH to the Truths of Ihriatianity;" in 1868. a " Hiefory of the Reoonetruc- tion Measures of the Thirty -ninth and Fortieth Oongreeoee ;" and at the time of his death he had nearly oompieted his most important work, "The History ol the Rise and Fail of the Slave Tower." Two volumes of this work have already b. en published. During a public career of over a quai ter of ti century, Mr. Wilson has borne the reputation of being Upright and honorable m all his public tnmaactionJI. THE MARKETS. NEW YOKK. 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