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if POETRY. 5iW LITTLE NUN, ' . ' nr MtLMi yr. OAnranttn. My window overlooks the street, And, drifting ever elnwn, I hesr the hundred passing feet, 'ihe Idlers of the (own. Qsy bailors In frotn fofcl(?n ports, And sailors from tho main, . With soldiers from sea-girded forts, Loiter and pasaagalnr Sometlms In airy form (11 In by And flings a buck wartl glnc I know the ptoud, allnrlng eye, The daring grace of Franco. Jtnt dally through the checkered street, Where Tloo and Tlrtiie stray, One tender lrl's-faec. fresh and sweet, Passe anil fades away, Willi rtore-lUe eyes whose glance shuns mine, And modest braided hair, No Illy could so, whltcly shine, No rote bloom half so fair. . ' 1 1 She to'niea nnd oes, amino one knows whither her footstep tend No prickly UiQrns protect my.rsso . From lover, foe, or friend, I think thatdownanme blclun urtd aisle, Miims vn.l dim .,,: ...I.,.!.. She kneels, ar.d, witn her nunlike smile, mm lur UIU BUUIO 1U Bill ShficomMl I loioher In tholhrongi ltat still my pulses thrill As echoes of n tweet love-song Tooth when the keys are still. And ah I the senseless blocks, tweet nun, On which your light feet tread. Should spring like gardens overrun With blossoms wnlte and red, lVttHly Oraphie. MISCELLANY. During Escnpo of Two Convicts front tho Massachusetts Stnto Prison. Tho Boston Olobt of Feb. 21 nays : One of tho most daring nnd Ingenious escapes ever effected from a penal Insti tution was made yesterday, front tho Stale Prison, by two convlcts.tiotorlotts cracks men nnd burglars, named Nathaniel Jones, nnd Kuthlno Worthing. Tim manner In whl6h the escape was cirectcd showed that tho men possessed cunning, Ingenuity and perseverance as well ns mechanical skill and n thorough knowlcdgo of tho manner In which tho prison Is constructed. Tho modus operandi of tho convicts may bo briefly summed up as follows : .Tones nnd Worthing, being skillful machinist, were employed In tho engine-room of tho Institution, nnd havo been employed, for tho last two months, lit repairing machine ry. Thcywero necessarily n great deal together, and a strict watch could not possibly, from tho nature of their employ ment, bij kept over them. When tho prison bell was rung, last evening, at CJ o'clock, both convicts wero seen, but nt &J o'clock, when the men Hied Into their cor ridors, theso two wero missed and a search was Immediately Instituted. It was sup posed that thoy wero concealed In somo of tho workshops, and theso wero thoroughly searched for over half an hour, when somo of the ohicers, who wero ransacking tho engineer's room, discovered u looso board In tho flooring. Further Search revealed tho fact that it shall had been sunk two lect deep In tho frozen ground, and it tun nel between eighteen and twenty Inches In diameter and twenty-live feet long, had been cut through tho solid earth to the stockado that divides tho prison proper from tho prison wharf. In this tunnel the prison clothes of the convicts were found, nnd the mystery of the escape was, of courco. cleareif tin. Tho tunnel opened on the prison wharl, and having once got tliroiiL'li tho tunnel nil that remained for the convicts to do was to scale tho fence of tlio yard and get out upon the track of tho Itoston nnd Mitino Itailrond. It may seem dllHcult, nt tlr't, to realize how the Job could possibly have been accomplished, but when Hie matter Is looked Into careful ly tho dlllleultles rapidly disappear. As has been said, tho men were alono together n great deal, nnd ono of them could bo nt work while tho other was on tho watch, consequently the chance of catching them nt work was small, especially when It Is homo In mind that the hole In tho floor could bo covered nt it moment's notice. Tho earth removed from tho tunnel was carefully mixed In with the cinders and ashes from tho furnace, and of course could lid removed without evrltlnir Kiisiiletoti. It Is not known witn wiiat instrument or Instruments the earth was removed, but It Is supposed that tho men used hoes. The dllHcult task lhattliu men performed can bo tuoro thoroughly understood when It is stated that, after having dug through u solid wall of frozen earth, twenty-live feet In thickness, they were obliged to saw nwny n portion of it largo pile, as well as twoeheathlugs of plno boards, before they reached the ground under tho prison wharf j then, of course, they were obliged to burrow Upwards, two feet, beforo they wcru able to seo daylight. As was stated nbovc, tho men weto missed shortly niter they effected their escape and had their means of egress been at onco discovered they might have been captured. As tho prisoners left their prison clothes behind them It Is supposed that thev wero pro vided with suits made from theirbed blank ets. Everything that could bo dono to In tercept the flight of tlio escaped birds has been dono bv tlio wnrden : men havo been sent In all directions, notice has' been left at all tho police stations In this vicinity so that iho local police aro on tho watch ; tele grams havo been scut to all the largo cities and Wnrden Chamberlain has offered a reward of $100 for tho npprehenslon of , cacn. aionl for Milch Cows. This question Is brought to mind by the confident assertions of practical farmers on tho subject of this article. Ono man says that to food cows any considerable quantity of Indian meal will cause, thcin to glvo less milk than thoy would without it. Some intelligent farmers sav they havo Injured, nnd In somu cases' spoiled, good cows, by feeding them six or e ght (marts of meal a day. Othcrajust as Intelfigciitnnil more experienced say they have long bceu in tho habit of feeding a peck of meal a day to each of their mlleli cows during tho winter, and havo never seen any 111 effects from . following this course. Ono man says a certain quantity of meal Is Injurious, whllo another sav ft Is lilL'hlv beneficial, and both claim to have formed their opinions from tho results of practical experience. From this conflicting testimony, I think farmers' may learn that cows aro not alike. What will cattso n'full How of milk In ono will prevent It in another. A tlrst-class milker will probably bo benefited by high ceding, whllo an ordinary milker, with n icnucncy 10 taiien rawer maw give mine, will bo likely to Ldvo less mllkjf fed ft largo quantity of meal than she wlivyithout It for ill tlio latter r-jiso thn inn 1 uJl stlmu, lato thq production of fat rathei'ryian of num. j cow cauiiot. ituien rapituy wiu iu tho same time glvo n largo quantity ot milk, for tho tendency to fatten Is diametrically opposed to tlio production of milk. m As therohavo undoubtedly beenuis.es ot Injury from high' feeding, faru.org should leant that meal should be fed understand lngly. The effect of tho feed should bo watched, and if there aro any indications that It is Injurious It should bofcduced or changed at onco. If the meal Iras been fc dry, It jiiay bo well to mix It with wnb for it few days, and notice the effect, if an of tho change. Or wheat shorts or r meal may bo substituted (, or mixed Wm tho meal. Jiitncr or tneso will nrouwiv rxv oi cood flesh as they will on corn meal nloii. In my practice I aim not only iMcccpup tho flow of milk, but also to krSnriy cows In good condition. To atuilpOmcse results I consider cither grain os-rplta absolutely necessary. I vrs'tt&tul consequently tistiully feed clyr tinman meal, To cows which aro u up I glr J two quarts per day, feedlnf yi dry. To now milch cows 1 glvo from four to slxquarts.mlxlnglt with wntur. I do not often feed more than four quarts a day-and think there nro but few cows wldcb,C"'.T!l-'ll el lmy aml o"-"-stalks whlchWiat moro than six quarts n l,iv vvlMinnt. inlnrv. When rvo Is worth no moro than corn, I sometimes use half rye imd half corn, nnd feed to now miicii C'Ow'S'onU'iiliniit. six nimrts a dav. Hut whon ryo Is worth more than corn I rather sen man iceii it to cows. axenange. Tits Leclsluturo of Georirlu has been memorialized by persons wlio represent ,inl Anull..'ne,l.' Ua.,,1. il.a Ing bird. Is frt dan per of extirpation' oti no- couni oi mo miinocr ennturea ana soiu. They ask that tho ennturo and salo ol young mockltiir birds be prohibited for a beason to give the birds an opportunity to increase, A. KLirPEL, Editor and Fnblliher. VOLUME IX. A (JUKEJi'S ADVKNTUUE. nv n. pavry. Ono rainy evening toward tho close ot April, 1701, a ponderous old traveling coach tolled wearily up the hill tho summit of which Is crowned by tlio ancient town of dougnc, on tho road between Lons-les-Saulnlers nnd Ilcsancon, tho capital of tho Province of Francho-Uorate. There wero two women lit tho vehicle t ono, tall, hand somo nnd exceedingly elegant, occupied the scat facing tho hordes ; tho other, who eat opposito to her, was a young person of sprlglitly countenance, whoso simple cos tume and deferential manner at onco an nounced her to bo cither a waiting-maid or n dame do compacnle. From time to tlmo ono or tho other of tho two travelers would thrust her head utof the carriage window to urgo on the postilion or look back down tho road, apparently to sco whether nny ono were following. Notwithstanding the entreaties of the ladles, nnd his own best endeavors, llaltro Jacques, tho postilion, failed miserably in his attempts to Induce his two heavy Flem ish horses to get Into n trot, let alone a gallop. Tho road Was so bad, the rain so blinding, the ruts so many, tho mud so deep, that the best the poor beasts could do In response to their muster's oaths and loud cracks of tho whip was to glvo nn occasional .ictk iorwnru or a siumoic ami men resume their wonted funeral pace. " Heaven help us, Susannc I This dread ful Journey will never end ; wo cannot pos sibly reach Ilcsancon to-night," observed tho lady whosatwllhhcr faco to tho horses. " Men Dicu I how 1 wish wo wero well over It and safe." Madamo Is too nervous : that ircntlc- man on horseback wo havo seen nt tlio last thrco stations, nnd who has followed us. has frightened her. llcllcvo me, I am sure ho Is no spy ; ho Is too nice-looking for mat. i nm pcrsuaueu no is oniyiascinnicu by mndamo's charms, imd has not recog nized her. Oh, ho Is no moro nsansculotto than I am." " It matters very httlo what vott think about him ; I havo my fears, and my reasons for Having them, rut your head out once moro and see If ho Is still In sight." Susnnno did as she was bid. and pre sently shutting down tho window ns quick ns she cottld.to prevent tho rain from pour ing m, gave ncr mistress mo reassuring news that not only had the obnoxious stranger disappeared, but that the gates ot Joligno were cloo at baud; "And.mad nine, through n break In the clouds I saw tho mountains of Switzerland, so you see wo aro approaching tlio lrontler." " That Is well. Wo will ston for supper hero at tho Lion d'Or, and then hasten on to jicsaiicou tins very nigiit," said ncr mistress. In a few moments moro tho carr lace rumbled through tho narrow streets ot loiisiiie. nnd presently stopped under the port-cochere of tho hotel of tho Uoldcit Lion. "W 111 tho ad es cet down V" sa d tho jolly Innkeeper ns ho stopd with the half- openeu Citrriatre-iioor in one intuit linn ins cap In the other, bowing with extra civility to ins two new guests, aim iieiignieu in tlio prospect of their being detained all night under his roof, for travelers had be come very rare In those troubled times win tun nuiies get down y supper win bo ready at a moment's notice." " Certainly, we want It nt once, nnd let It bo n good, substantial meal, for 1 can as sure you, we nro rarely hungry," an swered tno tan limy, as aim jumped out, mid tttriiliiir to tho postilion, inquired if It wero possioio to reacn iiesaneon oeioro midnight. " Perlecf v iiipojs hie. madamo: the roads are in n chocking state. Wo should only run the risk of a breakdown hall way." "And that would be Intolerable. Al- lons! biisiume, cet down mid bring In Willi you nil tho fhawls, pillows, mid nlitlit- bags you can Unit, for since wo must sleep here, wo may ns well make oiir.elve.s nt homo." busnnue. loaded with runs nnd satchels. followed her mUtress Into the house, and the two travelers, cmemlnsr from tho shade of the hall, entered the brlL'lillv-11 lumiuatcd dining-room. A lire crackled cheerily on tho hearth, ami tho lart'o apart ment, witn its ninny nine mines covered with snow-whlto cloths and shlnlii'' class. looked quite cosy. The Indies, taking oil their wrap's, seated themselves by tho lire. and presently tho landlady drew in front oi mem a iimio on which sno piaccu two smoking bowls of excellent broth. Tho br u it lic it of tho f ro threw ts cheorful glare on tho countenance of the tan limy, ana snowed tier to possess sucn rare nnd stately beauty that the worthy landlady, on returnlncrtntlin kitchen, nro- clalmcd to her satellites that slio never be foro had seen so queenly a personage. "Cm ton veritable reint (sho's a pcrlect nueenl. I'll warrant sho's some lino court Marchioness on her way over tho fron tier," said sho; "and, poor soul! I would be tho last to prevent her Hlcht." liuiccu, the nuiy justuicu tneso encomi ums. Her figure was graceful nnd com manding, her features regular, her eyes bright and vivacious. Her hair, in which still lingered traces of powder, was drawn high up over her ample forehead, whilst ono heavy curl hung down on her shoulder. Her complexion was slncularlv brilliant. and, varying constantly on tho least emo tion, gave tno no to moso ot ucr enemies wno declared sue useu paint. i no out defect that could be possibly found wit! tills othorwlso perfect face was that the lower lit), slhrhtlv too thick, nrotrtided a ilttlo beyond tlio upper ono, ns is frequent ly observed In portraits of the sovereigns of the house of Austria. Her costume was Simple, consisting of a gray petticoat and a flowered chintz ovcrsklrt, madu In the fashion recently so popular and styled " Dolly Varden." Iler attendant, whom sho called Susanno. was n pretty and un pretending young woman belonging to tho vivacious class of French serving-maids Immortalized by Moliero and Ueaumarclials as toubrettcs. The two travelers had scarcely tasted their llrst snoonful of soup when tho doors of the apartment were thrown open, and a jonenonnane ot tno rrovisionary uov rn ment. wcarlnchls trhcolored scarf, entered Strldlntrjin to tho tablo at which tho two ladles wtre seated, ho drew from his pocket a letter, and ttxing his eyes witn avid inter est on tho tall lac) v. mndo n mental comnar- isortJictwccn her countenance and that ot sQniJ ono described In tho document he liild In his hand. " What is your name, cltoyenno?" asked iiosiuiuoniy ma tonoot authority. , . t Mnv T first nek. sir. who It Is I shall havo had tho honor of answering when I do glvo my namor" returned tno may, who. nlthouirh film had become exoecdlnc- ly palo, retained her self-possession in a re markable manner, for It was no Joke for n woman ki position to full into tho hands of joncttonnanet in moso nays. " i b uiu iuuvurui .luimuu. "IiKiOiatfaase, M. lo ilulre, I am Mad amo do lTViio." " Havo yon no papers about you no nnssnort? " - nl. . "r . ii. i , " juon jieu i i en iiu ; unit is, pi coinec I have, nut in ray triune," nnswerett tno la- ay, "wo nro oniy going ro nesaneou This Is mv mold Susanne : wo nro tw women traveling on business. I havo nil cugacemcnt at Iiesaneon ; nnd really, SI, lo Inlro, I had no Idea that passports wero necessary wnen traveling in i' nmco." " i ou sniumaivou nuaoue in vouroox Very well, Madamo do Pryno, nllnw mo to sco this passport." it " Willingly I Cnll In your mcW, and let them bfjng mv largest trunk i all my pa- iH.ru uru in n, The order was given ami tho box oncned. "It Is at the bottom of all," said Mad- amedePryne, rising as If to search for It herself. "It Is useless your troubling yourself, ciioyenup. oeur uu m uito grann trains; theso alone suffice to provo that p-uu uwut's M,.tiw v..,. grating Into Switzerland," cried tho Mayor, ns he throw out of tho box on to the table several msgniticent robes or velvet, ono ol Which was lined with ermine. And hern here my suspicions nro more than con firmed. Ah! nhl Madame do Pryno 1 that Is your name. Is It? and von wear n crown, do you f" exclaimed tho Mayor, ns iiu iMiuueiiiy ro irom ins inspection oi me box's contents, brandishing triumphantly In one hand n crown studded with Inrcn gems. nnd In the other n scepter. "All! nli I" laughed ho cxultlngly, " .Madame do Pryno I So you wero going over the fron tier with tho crown-Jowels of Franco? I know who you ore." Mno" nsKcu jinuamo no J'rynr, as :tlo as n sheet. " You arc Mario Antoinette of Austria. sometime Queen of France." ' Is tho Queen expected to pass this way In her flight?" ono is, nmi you Know mat neiier man anyone, in the name of Franco and the Inwl nrrest you." mtuotii nny iiinncr prooir' "Certainly; I do not require them." " Will you not nt least look at mv pass port?" "llahl n borrowed passport!" said tho Mayor In nn Impatient tone. " Vott had better glvo yourself up, mndanie, without nny further ado. Uclleve me, It will bo for tho best." "Then, sir," tho lady answered, rising alestlcnlly from her seat and nssiimhiirnn Imperial attitude, "I am tlio Queen !" It would bo d lllcult to Imncino a more noble figure than that of tho unfortunate Princess ns she snoko these four words. Seeing that Susanno was Impatiently about in interrupt ncr, sno snenccd ncr nv nn imperative gesture, nnd then reseated her self with much dignity in her chair. So queenly did she nppear at this critical mo ment of her existence, that, staunch Ite nubllcau as bo was. tho Muvnr of .loini-im forgot All about egalite, bowed lowly be foro his fallen sovereign nnd retired at once to give tlio necessary orders for Her .unjesty s uctenuou aim to announce me news of her capture to his fellow-citizens, A few moments after his exit two cend- nrmes were sent to mount guard at tho doors of tlio saloon, and the unfortunate ineon, concluding n niw words ot wnis- iiercit conversation with susanne, throw icrself on her knees and Praved earnest v for Divine assistance. In less than nn hour tho Mnvor returned, accompanied by a dozen or so of tho members of the mu nicipality. Thev found tho Ouecn calm. and even cheerful. Siie acknowledged their deferential manner toward her with regal grace, and when Informed that tho upper noor ot tno notei was Placed ni ner service until further Instructions were tecelved from Paris, followed them thither with so quick mid even gay n step that several of tliem afterward remembered it as an In 8tanccof unusual self-command. When onco tlio Queen was safe nnd guards placed at her door, the Mayor of .Foungogavo Iilmself ui) to it tmn-qiort of revolutionary joy : "lie Imd the Queen of l-ranco tinner Iock anil key. Un him. be fore three days were over, would be fixed thocves of nil tho world. Ills nnmewould de'ceud to posteritjvuul live forever in the annals of his country." Having assembled ds fellow-functiona ries In the Kiioon of tlio Inn, ho made them patriotic speech. In which ho Invoked tlio nlrlts of llrutus nnd Onto, imd wound un by proposing thattho " patriots of .loiigtii1 mould form themselves into n battalion of true republicans, and, placing Mario An toinette of Austria In thelrcenter, leadtiiat nrch-tniltrcss before the national tribunal. oscsfed as they wero of her crown. eccpter, gjobo and toyal mantle, they could carry these emblems ol fallen des potism in their triumphal procession, and oiler them as a holocaust ou tho altar ot liberty." An auuress to tno antionni Assembly, tatlug their Intention mid giving the most iiliiuto details of the Oueen's arret, was forthwith written out and signed by Ihe entire conclave, and dispatched Immediate ly to Ihe capltni. To tills letter was lidd ed a private ouu from tho Queen lieielf, but so tirttUlly scaled that do what they could It was Impossible for nny one of mem to read a single word oi its contents. Having dismissed tlio council, tlio .Mayor went once moro to the Queen, to Inform her of what had been determined, llclng a kind-hearted man, however, he spared ner mo Kiiowieugeoi me manner in wnien he proposed to conduct her back to Paris. Whilst ho was conversing w Ih Her Mil est v. a cendarmo hurriedly entered the chamber In a elate of great excitement: "M.hiMalre! M. loMalre! Wo havo ar rested I'ollgnao or Lamballo ! " Ah." exclaimed tho Queen. "It is that young man." "What young man?" Inquired tho Mavor. "A gentleman wno toiiowcii ourcoacn, mat is uu, answered sue, in somo coiuu, siou, seeing that sho had evidently com mlttcd an imprudence by this last observa tion. .i T ut lit,,, n lirmtrrlif in, line, Imtimilt. ately," commanded tlio Mayor; and In n few moments n tail nnd remarkably hand some young miuj was dragged Into tho apartment by two guards. His clothes wero urippuig .wet. no nan lost n.s uiu, niiii his soiled cloak dragged on tho ground bo- mini mm. " It Is tho same." whispered Susanno. " nerlinna tin mntr li,ln us." rieaso uou " murmured tno ijucen No sooner was this voting gentleman disengaged from tlio hands of Ids captors man, mrowmg mmseii ou ms Knees, no raised her hand tOiils lips : " Pardon me, madamo. Had I tH suspected It was the Ouecn of Franco tcuvlitm I presumed to raise my eyes, i wouiu nave men miner than havo so far forifittcn what was duo to my sovereign, c&yially In uy hour ot trouble. I am iwKtfueman by ' Urth, the Count do Ma lytiri. unaware X lour ilalcstv'RVrank. I ftnowed your car- rlairo. struck bv vour s passing beauty and enslaved bvlfs nowinl honing through jwrslstence to bo favoredvilth ono glance oi pity, ti not oi love. j?vy mac i recog nize my error, ns VourPIaIestv's most humble servant and sublet I my life Is nt your service, and I crave lA'y your gra cious pardon." l " Oh, you havo It Count iil grant It wll- il n.wl mu oniy sco m yov conduct," ' an swercdthoQuconsmlllng'titwitli an cvl dent mcanln ig, tor sno uxcii! keen eyes ou tho kneehng gcutlemau it manner , mat loruiuto ins answering your conduct only u proof cc, sir, in nir desire l to servo an unioriunato woi.ia on queen," ,iJ , "It Is wclV'brokolnt'jMi withstanding all appear? ico and a fall- or. "Not- tho con trarv. mis young man tvuiei forms a part oi your cortege, inauamo. i Ho Is nr- estcu, ami snail suaro your a a rtmcuts. Tho chamber at tho end of thort-orrldor, sir, Is yours, i oi' have, how Ver, the right oi trco accossao tno Queen whenever she desires your presence Mesdamcs, I wish you n very good-night! Cltoyen, lion solr !" and bowing civilly tho good Mayor withdrew for the night. When tho door was closed on tho Mayor the Count was nbout to withdraw iilso, but tlio Queen prevented his doing so, en treating him to remain and partake of supper with her, which was presently served. During tills meal tho Queen bo camo exceedingly lively, imd tho merry laughter of tho Imprisoned sovereign nnd her now friend being heard outside In tho corridor, led tho guards when chanced to announce to tho public "that Her Majesty wits ii singularly featless woman, for nof- laughed like a trtto tCuighter of Morons, amrwas having a lino tlmo with the 'Print,' who w& evldenlly her lover." prisoned Queen passed her time In her copllnemejit ut the Lion d'Or. Wo aro compelled, however, to record that her it is unnecessary to te i now tna m- ' Intimacy Ith the Count became so great mat once tno guard ui tno uoor, spying through the keyhole, actually saw him - niQ ncr uctuiv tdiiui vi iiiii,. itfiiii OFFICIAL PAPER OF OllEGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, Tho sixth nnd last day of her captivity at length arrived. Tho answer from the National Assembly reached .Tongue toward noon, nnd the Queen was nt brenkfust wMi the Count nnd Susnimo when tho Mayor entered her presence, followed by tho whole municipality and soveral guards. Tlio good Mayor was flushed with excite ment, nnd In his hand ho held the as yet unsealed document. Arranging nil ids colleagues according to their various olllclal grades in a scml-clrclo nrotind htm, ho addressed tho Queen, who rose to hear him. with n stately and majestic air t "Mario Antoinette of Austria, we havo this morning received the following an swer from tlio Government of Paris, nnd hasten to communlcito to you Its contents." Here tho worthy Magistrate brokotho seals and read : "Cllfzen Mayor Mario Antoin ette Is still In Paris, and has never left It, l,vt .Mademoiselle salnval, actress ot tlio Theater Finncals, pass on without hind rance to Iiesaneon. where she has nn en gagement." tuid mo eariu opened nt ms icct mo Mnvor of .Toucno could not have looked timro ntti.rli' , lniiilifniltii1i.il. "Sin vnll lmvn played us n trick, liavo .yon, Mademoiselle S.dnval ?" cried he. furiously. " My dear M. lo .Mnlre, allow mo to re mrk. ' answered tho ntiondam Ouecn. " that It Is you who havo played me a trick. Had you but examined my passport, as I told you, you would havo found that, al though I havo bceu Queen of Tyre, Hldonln, U recce. lentsalem, Home, nnd .Mesopo tamia, 1 havo never, up to tho present time, laid claim to the throne of France, even for :i single night. You, however, have forced mo to play ii part which does not be- li.itfv In ti.n Int. six- rla.-a n,,il ,,tfl,,a It, cesslon, and an Irksome role It lias proved. Coniess, now, that it is not my fault u you havo mistaken the crown and scepter ol .Melnomeno for that of Gaul. Hut. slure I nm freo to proceed to Ilcsancon, perhaps you will order my carriage to tlio door; tor as soon ns I havo finished my breakfast I Intend to bo oil, lion lour, messieurs 1" added she. bowing to the mortlllcd council as It withdrew. Suddenly recollecting hcr- seu, sue cried our, "r.n, may moioumgo too?" " To tho dev I If ho 1 kcs." nnswered the Mayor snappishly us he slummed the door. .Mndemolscllo Salnval turned gracefully to tho Count, and said, as a sweet smllo Illumed her charming face. "And you, my dear Count, when you have done Jus tice to that omelette, perhaps you wlllglve utcyour arm and lead me down to the coach. Oil how I wish that that poor Queen had Indeed hit Paris whilst I was enacting her part, which I did In tho hopo mat these people, ueiicviug mc paste to be real diamond, would havo let the Jewel pass! Poor, poor Ouecn! A lions. Sus nnno ! let us go. Count, you havo served mo as sovereign of Franco : will you not still continue to bo my Squire us Tragedy Queen?" Tlio Count, bowing low, raised the fair actress' hand to his lips. Then, leaning on his arm, anil toiiowcii by tier laltlilitl maid, .Mademoiselle swept down Iho stalrcaso to the carriage. In which the Count took Ids searopposlte Susanne. LippincoWa Maga zine, Telegraph. .Mr. Orton In his recent review of the re port of tho Postina-tcr-Geiicral upon a governmental telegraph, makes three points : 1. Tlint tho plan for a postal telegraph has been rejected by Congress. '2. That tlio governmental telegraphs abroad have been a constant drain upon tlie public treasury. 11. That tlie rates here nro but little higher Hum abroad, whllo tlio telegraph Is us freely used here as there. Two propositions for tlie transmission of correspondence have been presented to Longres; ope py Air ureswell, wno fa vors a purely governmental system, with lines purchased, owned, nnd operated by thel'ost-olllee Department. This plan has never been unproved bv any eoniinltteo of Congros, The other Is tlio postnl-tele-cr.tph sytem, advocated by Mr. Hubbard, lids propose, to havo telegraphic, like other correspondence, received unit dis tributed through the pot-olllce,iind trans muted ny teiegra in petween posiai teie- 'I'aph-olllces. by parties running nnd ope rating tho Hues, under contract with the Post-oHlce Department, at rates tlxed by Congress about IMJ per cent, less than those now chnrged. This plan was llrst recommended by Postmaster-General Han dall to Congress, lit two dilierent ses sions favorable reports accompanied by bills havo peeu made in tlio Senate. Tho Committee, ou Appropriations in the House, Instead of Ignoring the matter, ns Intimated by Mr. Orton, mndo a report In Its favor, ono year ago. Tho hill was not readied in the House, nnd, therefore, was not.uctcil upon. Mr. Orton says the telegraph has been n constant loss totho European states, for getting Hint abroad tho solo object of tho Governments Is not to mnku tho rates high enough to reall.o profits for tlio stockholders of u prlvato corpora tion, but to make them so low that they shall barely pay tho expen sex. With tills wul In view, fre quent reductions in rates havo been made, with tho knowledge that alter a year or two tho Increased business would more than compensate for any loss sustained at llrst. In Ikiglum nnd Switzerland tlie tel egraph has paid, not only nil operating ex penses, hut tho cost of construction. Tlio latest statistics fir the European states show that the receipts a Ilttlo exceed the operating expenses. Mr. Orton arrives at n dlfl'crcnt result by Including tho cost of construction of now Hues ns a part of tho operating expen ses, although ho excludes them when com puting the expenses of his own business, Mr. Orton sajyj, tlio rates here nro " ns low as tho average rates hi European coun tries," nnd that tho rates here aro fifty cents, His report for tho year ended tho IlOth of Juno last, published In October, shows that tlio uvcwgo rate paid by tho public for telegraphic messages for the year was sixty-seven cents, it has been somewhat reduced since then, and Is now nbout sixty, Mr. Orton Includes tho di ad hends'with the paid messages, and so makes tho nvcingo np pear considerably less than It really is, Tho annual number of mes sages transmitted In Europe, by tlio latest returns wo have, were 62.100,000. Tho gross receipls were $10,a88,-lU'.', which gives tho average rato at thirty-six cents. Tho rates for Inland messages nvcrago twenty-nlno cents, one-half the rates charged by tho Western Union Telegraph iOinpany, The use of tho tcletrrnnb. in proportion to population, is greater abroad than with us, nnd is Increasing in Great liritalu, Switzerland and llclgiuin much moro rap idly than here, where It does not keep pace with other business, Neu Vori Qraphic. Tiicni! nro two Indian tribes In Mallie, tho I'lissnmarpioddles nnd Fenobscots, and each aro represented In tho Legislature by ono of their own number. These two men take no part In legislation ; but are allowed to draw their pay Just tlio same as tlio rep rcscntntlvesoftho white men, They spend most of their tlmoduringthu session In tlio ... 1 t.. ..I..V. c...tM.w ntwl 111 chatting with each oilier In tho dialect of their fathers. Tub son of tho Fire Superintendent ol Troy, N, Y set his father's house on llro incomer nay, ami iiien gave uiu inarm. Usc'luc1,i";"xI,1,,,nc-'' ti'it ''".'ii o ft '"S, J? , '"R,. t Ut . Vjr 1 , ', ."" v-r ".""' " ".v, - PWSJ !e,,4c 'nt'' "". H ' 1'HlraUonof parental Influence, forclhlo 11- A man out West was offered u dish of macaroni soup, but declined It, declaring they "couldn't playofl any blled plpe- BLOiiirj an illlll,'- CITY AND COUNTY. NEWS SUMMARY. :iT.ltHO.VAI, A!VI POLITICAL. Ilotli Houses of the txuMirhn Legislature have passed tlio act repealing tlie election law, jinowii as Act ll) of Inst session. Tlio net repealed restored some of the obnoxious features of tlio old election law. Its repeal icaves tli law of 1872, which Gov. Wormoth approved nfler tlio election, In force, lloth Houses alo passed nn net ordering a new rcglstrntlnn throughout the State. Hev. Jacob Knnpp, the famous revival preacher, died at Itockford, III., ou tlio 2d, ngl (eventy.liiur. At the recent town election In Atlsnlle, Cass county, Inwn, tlio Indies hold a caucus, nominated a temperance ticket In opposition to the regular ticket, ami headed by n brass band, went to tlio polls and worked all day, singing and talking, and elected their ticket entire. Chlcf-Justlco Wolto took tlio oath of offlco on t lie It Ii , and assumed his position upon tlio bench. Mr. Ilancroft, United States Minister at Vienna, gave n Rrand banquet on the It li Inst,, In celebration of tlio anniversary of President Grant's Inauguration. Tho President has appointed Ilia following Government Directors of tlio Union Pacific linllroad: James F. Wilson, of lowai J. N. .Millard, of Nebraska; John C. 11. Harrison, of Indiana; John A. Tibbctts, of Connecti cut; nnd Francis llrowcr, of New York, all forono year from Msreh 11, 1871. Ex-l'rcslilciit Daez has been nrrestcd in New York on tlio suit of ono Hatch, who cialms to havo been Illegally Imprisoned by President llaez's order whllo doing business at San Domingo. Mrs. Jlyra Clarke O.dncshns entered suit npilnt Caleb Cuslilng, claiming $200,000 for libel, in this! " That In ono of the recent bills filed by dishing ho chaws her with making wanton nnd grossly malicious accusations nf himself." The Congressional examination Into the nll'nlrs of tho District Government began at Washington on tlicOtli. Mr. linker, Comp troller, was tho first witness called. Senator Tliurman acted as chairman of tho commit tee, In the absenco of Mr. limit well, Jiuljro Pratt of New York, on the 6th, vacated tho order of arrest In tho ciu-c of ex-l'rosiilcnt Ilaez, nnd discharged him from custody. Tho Civil-Service Commission havo agreed to report to tho House, with a fmorablo re commendation, a bill declining " that no ollle cr of tho United States shall, directly or indi rectly, receive, or bo paid lo or for Ids own use or bencllt, any money or property what ever of tlio United Slates, except tho salary to be fixed by law, ami that no public prop erty shall be used by olllclals, or by any per son for private purpo.es; but that this net shall not he so construed as to prevent pay ment from tlio Treasury of nil actual and ne cessary traveling expenses of United States oflk-ials when performing legltlmiito nnd nc vcssnrydutlcH pertaining to their otllces, General Schenck, Minister to England, has returned homo ou leave of absence, and will return to his pot In May. Kx-Pre-ldent Millard lillmoro died at his residence hi IliUI'alo, N. Y nn the night of tho 8th luit. -.M.Hi:iiri: axi inimwtiiy. Gold closed 111 New York, on the "III. lit llt:i-l. Tho following Is a recapitulation of the public debt for the month of February: Debt bearing interext In coin : Six ht cent. Comb), V.'ll.mi.l.H) l-'lvi- err iviit bnnil fii.l.ili;,. Total coin b.mcU ... $l,TJo,3fc),7ni) Lawlul money oibt 1I,I"S,CI0II ll,fll,MH 3,u;S,.Vi. .W,.V.M,l IS.filll.t'.U lU.Mill.tOI Slnllllnlililil . 1,(11:0 I, ll'lir llull'S 0- rllilrnti-i of ilcp't 1- 'i actional rnrrrncy Coin i-t-illlli'iiti-s ... Tot.il nliliuiitliitcriat- lol.il iltbl I'otnl Int, n-Bt 1'iuli in 'Jreiii-ury DID. . . . I niTrncy -ipi-rlnl ,1,-pomU lu-1'1 tor ivti inplioii ol i-i-rllllr.iles ol ih iwlt, us provided by luw loi.il In Tiiunury - :iji,i;;s,f.7 ,.i;ii,!sko,h;7 M.un.oM .1,SSS 3.7H7.7.H M.irjo.ou) l:li,T)l,!i7S !,15l,:l-(l,f'Jl 3,nsHi,ui7 Debt 1cm cull In Triwnry Dccreuse during mouth linniht Is.iuil lo l'aclllo llallroiul roMijmnips, Interest piiyiiiilu In lawful momy, principal oiit sliinillnit Inlf-rest ai-crued nmi not yit paid. Iilirtt paid by United States Ini( rent repaid by transportation ot malls, iic Ilulauccol interest bv II. S ll.r.jj.Mi nis,s.M Si.tlMl.ll'Jl 22.214.171.1247 U, 3.1.',, 'Ill The New Orleans Chamber of Commereo has adopted tho memorial to Congress con cerning the Texas and l'lielllo Itnllwiiy, and recommending co-operation of tho Federal Government as necessary to tho development of national Interests In the speedy construc tion nf i-alil roud, A convention of delegates from tho States and Territories along tho fortieth parallel of latitude, met at Springfield, IIIontho 4th, to consider the subject of a national railway along that parallel. Delegates wero present from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Mlisourl, Kan sas, and tlio 'Territory pf Colorado. A per manent organization was effected by tho elec tion of e.-Goernorl'idmer, of Illinois, Presi dent! General Wright, of Ohio, J. II. Glenn, of Missouri, N. Kemp, of Indiana, C. H. Slor ton, of Illinois, Geo. W. Hum, of Colorado. A.D. Wilting, of Kansns.Vlcc-l'rcsIdentsi A. Stone, of Indlatia, and three others, Secretar ies. Resolutions wero adopted declaring tho undoubted constitutional power of Congress to regulate Inter-Stato commerce, and favoring liberal legislation in aid of a "great national railway, constructed as direct as possible, and with easy grade a.s practicable, on or near tlio fortieth parallel of north latitude, from tho Atlantic seaboard through tho capitals of tho great States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana anil Illinois, thence crossing tho Mississippi Jtlvcr at tho city of Qnlncy, III., the most western point on the enst hank of that rlvor for Its whole length, and thonco westward to the baso of the ltocky Mountains nt tho city of Denver, Col A striko of employees of tho Lehigh Valley Itsllroad took pluco on the itb. Tlio road was blocked nt Wavcrly, N. Y for tho pas- sago or. any trains except tho mall-car. Tho strikers claim that thoy submitted to a reduc tion of wages In December lasf, with the un derstanding that tho Company would rostoro tho old rato as soon us business revived In tho spring. This tho Company now rcfuso to do, and bcuco tho strike. The Houso Commltteo on Commereo will report a bill giving tho Secretary of War con trol of tho mouth of tho Mississippi Itlver while certain Improvements now In progress aro prosecuted. Following Is the comparative cotton state ment for tho week ending March 7 1 1874. Net receipts for past week all U. h, porta OS.Usa Total receipt from Sept. 1 to date alt U. H. port. . . 3, If J, ml Kxporu lor luisl wick Irom all ports 1'2 1,17 J Total oi ports from Heiit. 1 to dale from ull porn ... 1, ."-.!, 731 Stock now ou hand nt all 1673. 81,773 2,77,47J M,!0l l,CtlSS7 u. a. poru 701, vu 641.037 llo Price of told In New York. Price of middling unbind in.-. in New York.."..' .... 10),' 20V The Iowa Legislature has passed h string ent railroad bill, llxlng tho maximum rates for transportation of passengers and freights. Under Its provisions railroads are divided into three classes, A, ii sud 0, Itpads In class A are allowed to charge tbree cents per mile for transportation of passengers; class O, three and a half cents; class C, four cents. Roads In class A, for freight, 10 per cent, lets than the printed schedule In the bill In class mm. TERMS! 1874. 11, five per cent, moro; In class C,20 per cent, more. Penalties forvlolatlon are very tcvcrc, and the State provides (10,000 for tho prose cution of roads, to bo drawn subject to the order oftlit Governor. An Indhldtinl may recover live times tlio amount of damage sus tained, CIII.MLtt AMI OANtlALTIKN. Tho Chicago Times reports tlie enso of a family named lllood, of Grhmcll, Inwn, con sisting of thirteen persons, who somo three months ago began eating hams aflcctcd with trichina, nnd ono after another tho various members of tho family wero attacked by tho loathsome disease, two of whom have lUed Htid another was lying nt tlio point of deirlli when this report was written. Strango to re late, however, the nature of tlio disease was not suspected by the stricken family until the two mentioned had died and tho rest of the family were more or less alTected, tlio attend ing physician being of opinion that It was a caso of arsenical poisoning, Attention being called to the pork eaten, however, a portion of It wos sent to Dr. Allen, of Chicago, who upon examining It under a inicrocoic found It literally alive with trichina?. Miss Ada Noyes (Ada Claro), n New York actress, died recently of hydrophobia. She was bitten some two weeks proWoiis to her dentil by n pet poodle, but did not consider tlio Injury at all serious. Dr. John C. Waters, of Nashville, Temi., came to his death a few days since by breath ing tho fumes from nn exploded gasoline lamp. James Divlght recently shot nnd killed Wm. McLaughlin In a club-house nt Charlcstown, Mass., and llien attempted suicide. Dwlglit was arrested. Daniel Fnrris, n grocery-keeper of Topeka, Kansas, was murdered, It is supposed on the night of tlio 6th Inst., mid his body burled In the cellar of his store, under a pllo of pota toes. A young man named Fred. Olds Is charged with the crime, ami both his father and mother were nrrestcd ns accomplices. Farris was shot through tlie head and also had his throat cut from car to ear. At Detroit, ou tho 7th, Wm, T. Underwood fatally stabbed Miss Anna l'lidgcon, n beau tiful and accomplished young lady, who had rejected his addresses. The mifortimnto ic thn died almost Immediately lifter tho stab bing, which occurred In the door of her own houso, Just as she had return! from a wnlk with her assassin. Underwood went to the police-station at onco and surrendered bim. self. At Walllngfonl, Conn., on the 7tli,Jolm Anderson entered a spoke factory from which ho had recently been discharged, and tired twclvo pistol sliots.fatally wounding two of the workmen. Uo then rushed from the building and cut his own throat. jiiN:r.i,i,.s.Ni:oim. At Columbus, 0 ou the ltd, tno ladles com menced an active temperance crusade ngaiii-t the ll'pior-dealers, vlslllngtlie principal ho. tels, saloons nnd groceries where lliuiors wero 'old, where prayers were offered and hymns sung. They wero ticated courteously, but made no converts. In reply to ii resolution of Inquiry by the Senate, the C'oinmlsloncr of Internal Hoe- line says that during the hist lx months 23 Illicit distilleries have been siippres-ed.liiehid Ing 71 In Teimcsseee, 2 In Kentucky, 7.1 In North Carolina, !17 In Georgia, 2 in Illinois, ; In Indiana, and (I in West Virginia. Their capacity Milled from illtecn to one thou sand gallons, a dally average of thirty gal lons. The Umpire coal mine nt Wllkcsbarro, l'a., ha- been for some weeks ou lire, and nil efforts to ipleneh It have been In Miln. A recent ex-len-lvo ealng In has rendered further efforts hopeless, and threaten, to ruin utterl one of Hie mo.t valuable possesions of the Wllkc harre and Leigh Coal Company. A San Antnnla special, wilh hifirnialioii from Fort Sill, says that Lone Wolf, the Klo wa chief, was preparing to go to Texas with n strong parly, to avenge the death of his on, who was killed In a light with tlio late Lieutenant Hudson, on the West Foil; of the Neilces. The llou-o Coliiinllleo tin Commerce hae agreed to report faorably on llm hill author izing Iho Secretary of War to detail compe tent ollleers from thn army to Inquire Into the subject of tho spread of epidemic diseases, and report what means should he taken lo prevent tho Importation of contagion of am kind. V. V. Wlntermulo, Indicted for the killing of Gen. McCook, ut Yankton, D, T., has ob tained a uol. pros., ou tlio ground that tho ac tion of tlio former Grand Jury was Illegal, tho defendant not being present at tlie timeof tlio challenging of tlio jury. The defendant was remanded Into tlio hands of Iho Sheriff, but by consent of tho counsel for prosecu tion he was admitted to hall In the sum of $25,000, to await tho action of tho tiextGrand Jury. Tho accidental breaking of n can of vitriol caused tho destruction by llro of the Eastern Hallroiid freight sheds tit Ilostnu, on tho 4th. A train of twenty Untied freight ears was burned. Loss about 120,000. Tlio new Indian Appropriation bill appro priates $1,0.11,770 against 3,611,110 last year. The women engaged In tho temperance eiusado inndo un energetic mid determined onslaught upon tho Ilquor-siilcrs of Dayton, Ohio, on tlio Oth, but only one saloon-keeper surrendered. At many places liquor was freely sold and drank by ribald crowds of men whllo tno praying mm singing wero pro trresshiL'. and some nronrletoi-s announced theirdctcrruluatlon to prosecuto Iho leailers of Iho praying bands. As n result of tho women's temperance movement In Ohio, the principal wholesalo druggists of Cincinnati havo agreed not to sell or fill any order for spirituous liquors ex cept to physicians or druggists, or when there Is reason to believe such liquor is to bo sold or used as a beverage, Iiie main portion of the Hillsdale College bulldlug, nt Hlllsdnle, Mich., was burned on . the morning oi uio uiu, i)s s,o,uou iMUI. ance f 50,000, Tho women's temporaneo movement reached Sun Francisco on tlie (lib, Tho troops sent to tho relief of tho Itcd Cloud Agency reached there on tlio 8th, They met no Indians, and everything was quiet hi the vicinity of tlio Agency, although troublo was still apprehended. FOIIKIUN. At lllackbum, Lancashire, Kngland, re cently, twenty persons were killed and thirty seriously Injured by a boiler explo sion, A Hayouno telegram of the 2d says that tho Carlist Junta have n dispatch stating Unit Hllhon has surrendered to Don Carlos, ami that ono church, soveral banks, ami seven teen private housos wero destroyed by tho bombardment. A Hamilton, Ontario, dispatch says that a few days ago, Mattlo Hollirook, alias Mary Hay, who was In charge of n detective en outo from Now York to Chicago, on tho charge of stealing $20,000 in bonds, escaped from custody there by leaving tho truiu ami throwing herself into the arms Of a police man and claiming protection. Sho was token beforo a magistrate antl discharged, us sho could not be detained. Official advices havo been received In Lon. don, stating that the Athantce King was a prUoper at Gen. Welscley's headquarters. The new Urltlh Parliament was formal ly opened on the 6th. Henry Ilouverlo $1.50 per Annum, Invariably In Advance, NUMBER 37. Ilrand was re-elected Speaker of the present House. Tho steamship Zebra, from Newcastle, Kng., for Port Said, was lost In (lie recent gales, am! thirty persons perished. II Is stated that tlio Kngllsh Government will he obliged to maintain thrco millions of people In India for tbree months, ami mat ex pcndltures on account of the Indian famine to February last are estlmnleil nt over seven millions, A large cotton mill was destroyed by llro In Musselburgh, near IMlnburgb, on tlio Mil. Tho loss Is estimated at 1M,000, and 000 op eratives are thrown out of employment. Thn sale nf photographs of the Count do Chambord has been forbidden In Paris. The Anglican lllshop of Ontario lias form ally excommunicated tho Ilcv. J. II. Stacy of Ottawa, for participating hi the reform church movement. A Ilcrlhi telegram of tho Oth says that the lllshop of Tro,c lias been arrested for viola tlon of ecclesiastical laws. Tho report of the killing of ex-President Cespedes of the Cuban Republic by the Span ish troops Is confirmed. His body was taken to Santiago dc Cuba ami buried on tlio 1st Inst. It Is stated In a recent London dispatch that Mr. Glndstone has declined the active leader ship nf Ihe opposition during (lie ensuing ses sion. CONOIIKSSIONAL. Maiich 2. Senate, Ynrlotis petitions, for and against an Increase In Iho volume of paper currency, were presented nnd referretl Sir. Pratt frnm llm C!nnimltlifn nn Public Lands re ported Invorably on Ihe Senate bill ceding t several Statu beds of all utisiirveyeil lakes, bay ous and oilier bodies of tinnaviirahle water lying within the limits of such Slates Placed on cal endar. . . .Mr. Scliuri presented a resolution ol tlie .Missouri Legislature, uskhiv uu hiioi,uiiuii lor the removal of obstructions Irom the ehsnnel or tlie Mississippi Itiver ... Ibu bill In retartl to tho Centennial Expo sition was taken up nnd discussed at some leniftli, pending which llic henate adjourned. Home. Itesoltiilnns Introduced Irom Hie Iowa l.iglliiliirc, asking Hie passage of a law to pre vent railroad or transportation companies Irom making unjust charges or discriminations also, in favor of the election of United Stales Senators by the IHOplei from the California I.czlslalure, ii.klng Congress to appoint a committee to lnvesll gatu the nllairs nf the contract and llnancr com pany of the Central l'aclllo Ilaliroad Hills were Introduced for the admission of Utah In the Union ns a Stutei to enable members ofl'ongress to do public business with thrlr consllluents and oilier departments of the Government, and limit Ibe Pranking privilege to certain newspaper (I ha bill provides that during any session of Congress, and for thirty days prior and siibse qtnnt thireto, all written and printed matter.und such other things an Iuiv been ordered by either Homo for distribution, shall Co free nf liosUfrc. Thi. second section tirovbles that all newspa pers regularly printed, and not advertising sheets simniy, snail go ireo ni irasiuKi- iiroupu mi mulls In Ihe county where they mc published, but shall not lie delivered under the free dellr erysyittin. The thirst section rcqtilns nil post til mailer to be prepaid.)! Tor the appoint ment of a Joint commission to examine na tional lines of waler communication Mr. Tyncr moved to suspend the lilies unit puss the hill nulhnrlzlngwicl.lyncwsiiipers to be sent by mail within tho county of their publication and exchanges between publisher to be trans-iiillli-d In ti, alls free of posttnre Hie House re nisod tlie second motion by SI to 03, und tlie bill was not rr'-clved The llr.use went into Coni n,itt,nf llic Whole, uhen the bill to mien, the tn x on mulches und bank checks was dhciitsid ut luiglh by i;. II. Huberts. Maui'M a. Senate, 'The greater portion oftheday was consumed In combining theCen tinnlalblll The proposition (o n fertile bill to the Committee on Appropriations met with de cided nniios Ulnn irom lr ends ot the nrnlect. wliliu ll was slronuly lavoied by older. No de cision was reached bell re the Senilis adjourned ffouie.Atlir Iransacline some btisinisso minor importance, the House proceeded to Ihe cnnsiutTaiuiii oi iiih inn iu r, uii wiuii,-iv iitnonirlhc several Mates, and -Mr. McC'rarr.who reported ir.eiiiii n-omiue uommiueeon itanrotiu ami i .inais, niiuresseii uie jioiisl- in i-Aiumui-tlon and advocacy of it. The bill related, h s:ild. i-xeltuivi-lv to lnb-r-State commeicc, and lie nssertisl it to betheright and duty nf Cinnn ss to regululc such eommeice. ll provided two tilings only In tlie nnture of refor-iiiutlon-llr.l. Unit persons engaged In railroad Ciiiiiiiierci. -hall not mjUe unreasonable or cuter- lloiiutt. elinvisi unit stcond. Unit thev shall noi make unjust dUcrlmlim'lon In Ihe matter of charge. Tin' bill win Ibenrore declaratory ol cntiunoii law llseil. It hid not linen prepared In u spirit nt hostility ti nny rnllrniuls. It reipilred nothing from Ihem that was not fair, Just and rei-ionabie. N-Miction was taken on Ihe bill. JfAliril f. Senate Mr. Morrill, of Maine, from the Committee on Indian AD'aiis, reported adversely on the claims of clllzins of Kansas for losse by Indian depreda tions na set lorth In tlie reisirtof the commission created by tin- Kansas Legislature In '71 .At the e xpiration of Hie morning hour Mr. Carpenter moved that nil pending orders be laid uslde, that lie mlKhtiiddressllie Senate on the Louisiana bill, introduced by him. Mr, Cameron wished to ll ie the Senale take up nnd llnl.li llic Centennial bill. 'Ihe lint Ion of Mr. Carpenter wn ugreeel lo, and ho proceciU'd to address tlie Senate, lie said that Iho question of the legality nt the Louisiana tli-ollon was n political ami not a Judicial one. anil nence siioiun ne oe elded by Cougress. Neither the Mipremo Court of Louisiana nor Ihe supreme Court of the United State had power lo selllelt. 'I ho power ol Con gress was supreme. He believed the Kellogg l.ovi-rnment wn he ld up by the bayonets of tlie Unile'd stales, nHtulncif Ibis hour by troop of Ihe United Stales, and he wanted to know hut n niidv there was (or tills dllllcully. 'Ihe Ml pieme Couit nf l.oulilana wus In ivonspiracy with Kt-lluitg, mid would not Inaugurate nny move lor rcfotm. The Stale LenUlalute was In conspir acy, nnd It would not do so The ijuvern ineut would not and the people could not, bec.uisi' Ki de ral bavntiels wero leveled at them. The ipustlon should be Bellied now and put out ol the way, us It was neither wlscnnr prurient to iidjoirn ll. He wanted the Congress ol the Unl it d stulcit to do Us duty und order an honest eb-c-llon. su that Ihe pe-ople could have their choice. Hie Cenlennlal bill wn then brlelly dis cussed, and thn Senate adjourned. Ilauit t'oiislderution of Ihe bill to regulate commerce, e ti) , was resumes!, but without action Ihe llouc udlourneil. Fun, IS. Senate. Thollousoblll to nmend the net to encourage the growth of timber on tho Western. prairie was passed.. .Home amend ments lo the pension law were passed... .Mr. llogy Introduced n bill tor Improvement of tlie mouth of Ihe Mississippi Itlver, upun what is known us the Lads plan . The Liquor Coinmls ion bill was then taken up, nnd an amendment p issed that all tlie members of tin' t'ommlssion should not be, in favor of prohibitory legis lation or total nbsiinence- Consideration if the Cenlennlal bill was then resumed, but no action wo taken and Hie ti;nate adjourned. Kouie. The vote rejecting Uik bill for a free distribution or publlo docu ments wa recoLSldercd ayes 121 1 noes, IDS, 'the ipiestlon then recurred on Ihe p-tssage of tno bill as originally re-ported, und the bill w.i rrjecle-d aje-s, lilt noes. 1) .The Cnm mlltee on election reported nn the contested rlet-liou cine from Wist Virginia In favor nf lliomiu, the contestant of the sluing member, and he wa sworn In 'the House then went in to Committee eif Ihe Whole on the Legislative Ap propilutlon bi'J, and Mr. tianli'ldmadealingiliv speech in reply to that of Mr Danes Ad journed M.wtni (). Senate. Mr. Itumsoy called up the resolution heretofore Introduced by him In regard to cheap transportation, and addressed the isenate In favor thereof, The morning hour expired without action being taken., Mr. Fie liiighuysen's amendment to the Centennial bill, insliuclingthe Umimlllee on Appropriations to riKiit In favor of appropriating ii sum of mo ney, not exceeding W.tOO.ooo to defray the ex. penses of the exhibition, wa defeated ayes 17 1 lu'i s SS. I ho bill wn then referred to the Com mllteeon Appropriations wllliotu division 'Ihn Liquor Commission bill wa then taken up nnd p.ifcri-n)e'a-'ll naes Jl ..Adjourned toMondsy ilocic A bill was passed authorizing the Secretary of Ihe Navy to contract for brome statue ol the lute Admiral Furragut , . Sir. IluUer of Massachusetts presented a resolution of the Massachusetts Legislature rescinding the resolu tion of censure against Senulor tjumner. ... An evenlug session was held, when set-chea were made on tho bill to retmlate Inter-State com. mcioeem railroad by Mr. Wilson of Iowa and Mr Mc.Vulta In support of It, and by Mr Storm against It. March 7. lloui. Tho day was occtiploel by a discussion on the tax hills, In which Messrs, Wood, Heck, Oarfleld, Kelley, and flnrcliard wero the prlnolpal disputant. i e Tjik Secretary of tho Society for Tro ventloii nf Cruelty to Animals recom mends thn followlmr nrcnanitlou for mil- mals siill'crhur Irom behifr overheated. 'lo ono pint of water put ono ounce of chlor j Ido of nimiionln, ono ounco sweet spirits ; of niter, ono drachm of tincture aconite, tilvo a inuiospoouiMi cyery nour or iwo, Tun Klnjfof Portugal Is- a small, dell cato jrcutlcmauofany aim from thirty-live to forty, with a round, dusky faco und close cropped hair. Ho Is it regular book worm, ami his library is u marvel of vidua ble accuinulstlons. An Irish loverrcmarked that " It's u very great pleasuru to bo alone, especially when your sweetheart Is wld ye I" PITH AND POINT. DnESB-PAnAOF. A faslitoiiablo wedding. Tub question ot tho hour What' tho UmeT Tun fear that surrounds ns all-Tho at mosphere. DuntNO an examination, n medical stu dent, being asked : " When docs mortifi cation ensuof" replied i " When you pop the question, nnd nro nnswered not" SrccsM In life Is very apt to make ns forget tho tlmo when wo were not much. It Is lust so with a frorr on a lump: ho can't remember when he was n tadpole, but other folks can. ItEFINKMK.VTS OV JIODKllN SrKKCI!. Fc- male Exmitsitc : " Otilton nice ball nt Mrs. Jtlllcflcur's. wasn't It?" Halo ditto: " Very quite. Indeed, really irtost quite." A TITU8VIM.K paner savst "A man caillcel at ono of our stores ami valuly es sayed to get on cither numbers If, lit. or' 111 siioc. Tho storo-kecper suggested that he should put on n thinner pair of stock ings nnd try on tho box." Tlir. Louisville Courier-Journal SAVS It IS qulto n remarkable fact, which' tloubtlcat has not escaped the notice of Hid most oln serving of us, that church-goers who nro sensitive nbout thiir falso teeth seldom full asleep In nn upright attitude. - A (iitAV hair was cspk-d by a lady among the raven locks of n fiilrfrlend of hers a ft w days ago. " Qh, pray pull It out," sho ox clalmcel. " If i pull It out ten will como to the funeral," rrpllcil Iho lad v who made flic unwelcome discovery. " Pluck It out nevertheless," said thcdark-hnlrcd damsel, "It s of no sort of coiiscniicncitliowinany conic to flic funeral, provided they all como in niacK." O.v a IlitoKi:.s KeinsiiKLL, Inspired Ile- iiifi i , move.', uu i, i nine.-, iiiiue-e, iie.-,iw. oli whence camo tho marvelous Instinct Ittt-t ...1 1...1t.. that promptce! tho minute being originally contained In this fragile shell to burst tho calcareous onveiopo that sec! mlitl It from the dories of tho outward world? " Cho rus of Admiring Ladles : " Whence, oh whenco Indcetl, Mr. Honeycomb? " Mas ter Tommy: "remaps tup utile; ocggnr wasnfrald lio'el Iw boiled 1 " losit Ilit.i.iNiis L'lves a remarkably lust definition of n country newspaper editor: " An editor Iz a male being whose blzlnesi I, to navigate) a nuze paper, llo writes ...ll,..t..1- . ..!...). !....... .1..I1... I III I UI litis. 1 111,19 ,111 V f'li:it J , INCH tO lIVtllB nnd wedding, sorts out nianuskrlpts.ki-eiis a waste basket, blows up thn ' devil,' steals matter, llirhts other people's battles, sells his paper for n dollar und filly cents a'ycar, lakes whlfo bfiins nnd npplo sass for pay when ho can get It, raises n largo family, works nineteen hours otitnf every twenty four, knows no Sunday, irltfl damned by everybody, nnd once In u while whlpt hi stimbodyj lives poor, elics inlddle-ngcd and olten brpken heartcel.le-iivcs no inoney.nud it. rcwarilcii lor a me ov ton witn n snore but freo obituary puffin the nuzo papers." Touching Obituary on n Cat. Stumpy is dead. To the outer world It may bo iiecessiry to say that Stumpy was a cat which for twelve years hail bocti u te-rror to the rats of the Tribune office. Sho was honest, mild nnd amiable, and bail nn ubbrevlaloil tall, Irom wlilcli latter fact was derived her peculiar name. It was never satisfactorily known whether that tail was nit abnormal development, or whether It had been untimely docked in Infancy. It was generally believed, however, that tlie caudal nppeud.igo was n natural characteristic of tlie cut born with her, so to speak. Stumpy Inhabited the composing-room of tho Tribune, and, though having no regular " slt,''mado her self comfortable nnd wclcomo at tho caso of every compositor. Sho was not exclus ive, hut, during a long nnd peaceful life, sho bestowed her company on thu Just nnd unjiit alike. During tlio eventful im rioeioi ner connection witn journalism Stumpy witnessed many changes. She saw tlio ri-o und fall ot politicians, gawel undismayed on lllaek 1- rlday, re joiced at flic cud of tlio Itebclllon, and serenely saw the types set to announce) to the world all of tin- gre-at events which have happened during tho last eighth ot ii century. When the old Tribune build ing was 'demolished she watched Its fall, brick by brick, her attitude of pensive ob servation being only interrupted by tho appearance of a fugitive nit, to which printliig-olllco pest she remained, up tho day of her dentil, a terror and a scourgo. Though not a literary cat, sho was thu caiiM1 of llli'rary efforts from others. Dining tlio twelve years of her life sho was acquainted with n generation of JVt kii editorial writers, mid vcr.scs in her honor were written by men eminent in ietli'r.s, among whom such poets as llay iinl Taylor and others were glad to shine. Ilrr lrieuds mill acquaintances! wero among those whom tlio world has honored; ami her modest subsistence wns derived from ii fund regularly subscribed by thu compositors of the Tribune. She wns not a cat to linger superfluous ; mid on the morning ot February i!0. nite r seeking n secluded retreat In which to sliulllo off I lis mortal coll. she waited until the pa per had gone to press, when slip too IockYel up her form In death's embrace, nnd, In tlio darkness of tho stereotype robin, breathed her hut. She was a laflliful iTi.b. lie servant, mi linns st cat, a devoted friend . react? to licraslicsi a, l, 'litoimc. The Heart and the Ilraln. In ii recent paper nddri'ssed lo tlie Medico-Surgical Academy ot St. Petersburg, by uocior tyon, iinu pumisiieti intiiuftrur Scienttjiqite, wo llnd an Interesting physi ological point iliscus.cel Iho csmnectlon of tlio heart with llic brain, Tim author remarks upon the unanimity witli which poids of all ages nmi countries havo Inves ted tlio renter nf eire'ul.'itlnu with tho Intel lectual functions that give expression to tlio passions oi mankind. e lalK in com mon parlance of a good ami bad heart ; wo say ot a man that Iiu is warmnr colil-licart-cd: woiro wilh a heavy heart to hear of expected bad tidings; n youtli is light- iit'iiriiHi, nun mi nn in, i lie question, then-fore, arises whether there Is any physiological truth In nil tlicit'i-xpri-sslous and poetical tlgurcsV Somo forty years ago tin) great, si iepiuie en-covcries eiaiiy prociauneii ii'iitieei to inrnw hid nenri line) tlio liackL'i ouiid hi so far ns Its moral liiilu- enco was conecrneeKniiil only to rccognlzo lis supremacy ns inn uio nun lorco-pumii bv which tbii circulation of the blood Is I'ili ctcd. Doctor ( iainlu Ilermird was the llrst to e-ndeavor. In lRrtl. to revive) on siieiitlllo grounds tlio belief in cirdlaeln ihiuius) on tho liitellevtual faculties : blithe) did uotnt that time) possess Ihe data which havoplni'ii necrucd to science. Doctor Cyou hero (legerities Ihe bnincliesnf nerves more ri'cently found, tliat estubllsli tlie coinmu nlcatloii between tho heart und tho brain. The former has n nervous system distinct irom urn ccmnii one, put conne-eieei wun the pneuinogiistric one, by which they go to tno Drum, wiium otncrsgo irom tno jai ler to thoccntcr!)vmeaii8of tlio tnui!:llon8 of tlio great sympathetic. Such lielngtho iiii'Ciiaiiisni, ii inny uu e asily iiuuemiHiu why. ou receiving distressing news, thu heart will sometimes beat with palnfltl rapidity; the pncuiuogastrle branches wnien return me puniiuous neiu icmjiu nil ly pnraly.cd. In Ihe caso of Joyftil tid- loiru. thn lienrt niso IteiltK fast. bccailSO till) iicccleintlng nerves tiro over-cxcilcd; hut, ns Ihe otlicrs nreuot paralyed, the strokes, dlininlsh In Intensity ns they liiorensii u number, mill are tncrciorc not piuniui pin pleaaiiiablc. , , Planting Flower Hods. Tlicro are two distinct modes of furnish ing IkmIs with flowering plants, . Ono Is. lo nlunt In eacli bisl only ono kind of pliint'! nnollier may, for distinction, be culled tho mixed style, Tlio feirmcr stylo lusuivs a hold anil decided plccu of coloring, for n short jicriod of the year, rarely Cxorcdlug thrco months.tlio latter stvlu secures to tho nmutcur n constantly changing sourest of pleasure mrni icasi seven nionins our ol twelve. It consists In tlio ludlclous distri bution of plants of all kinds over your beds ami borders In such n way .that as liioulh after month calls fresh sorts Into blooni a ..,..At... ..AT...,. 1. . ,...- , tj , iieusiiiK eiiii-i i iiiuiiiiuiueu, ipis cmi may bo obtained either entirely from hardy perennials, which, for thosa who cipiuot, spare much tlmo for ganlcnliig, ufforil the grentest pleasure niul rtiricty lor the Smlill est amount of euro and nttuiitlon for from ' n mixture of sprlpg llowerlug nudnuumu uowenng perenmiiis wim snm,mer uowi-r-Ing aunuaU ami haif-hany' p!ai."ln very small gardens, it will buadvlgiiblojto keep only ono plant of each kind t but wncre spaco pcnnu, wieif r.tcvi, s,..v,. producsil by Planting three of a kind In a group, so-ihsfwhenffrown they may look like one good-sUt-a plant. Oanlentr'i ChronieU.